makofoto

Lives in United States South Pasadena, United States
Works as a cinematographer
Joined on Mar 11, 2003

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On article 8K Helium Super 35mm sensor on the way from RED (86 comments in total)

Meanwhile almost everything in Hollywood is shot on ARRI Alexa's in 1920, LogC

Link | Posted on Jul 12, 2016 at 01:38 UTC as 11th comment | 5 replies
On article All about that lens: Sony Cyber-shot RX10 III review (427 comments in total)
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herbert68: I'm not sure what to make of this enthusiastic review. I had this camera for about ten days and loved the zoom a lot. That is until I downloaded the first patch and looked at it on my large screen. I was not impressed. Actually I was disappointed. I guess I had expected much better IQ, coming from my a6000 with an SELP18105G attached.

But I couldn't give up after a few hours of backyard shooting, right? So I looked through the manual, to make sure I did nothing wrong. And went out again during mornings and afternoons, and spent some time shooting indoors as well, mostly Fine JPG.

Here is what I found:

They IQ above ISO 400 outdoor and ISO 200 indoor is not acceptable to me, noise becomes very visible above those thresholds. Maybe my camera was defective, but I really don't understand how your review can state "excellent low-light performance at high ISO". See for yourself and check out your studio scene in high ISO.

After 10 days the RX10 III went back.

? But the 6000 is a big failure for very long lens shots, w/o buying big and expensive. Everything is a compromise. Why would you get the mk3 and it's naturally slower lens, if low light is a big concern for you?

Link | Posted on Jul 6, 2016 at 22:45 UTC
On article All about that lens: Sony Cyber-shot RX10 III review (427 comments in total)

I rented one of these and will try shooting some auto racing with it this weekend. Since I want to shoot wide open for best possible AF, is there any downside to using the electronic shutter, i.e. 1/6,400 in full full sun light? (400 ISO, f4.0, Sunny 16 Rule) I've gotten nice shoots shooting racing with my Nikon P900. Very sharp!

Link | Posted on Jul 6, 2016 at 22:41 UTC as 14th comment

But I want basic Black

Link | Posted on Jun 27, 2016 at 18:23 UTC as 7th comment | 1 reply
On article Photographing surfers on Russia's Kamchatka Peninsula (45 comments in total)

You're kidding, right? This should be under Landscapes! Where are the really good action shots? Clueless to the level of dynamic surfing action photography these days?

Link | Posted on Jun 26, 2016 at 19:05 UTC as 17th comment
On article 2016 Roundup: $1200-2000 ILCs part 2: Full-Frame (285 comments in total)
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vesa1tahti: I should buy D610.

Why?

Link | Posted on Jun 9, 2016 at 12:34 UTC
On article 2016 Roundup: Interchangeable Lens Cameras $800-1200 (215 comments in total)

Why no FujiFilm cameras?

Link | Posted on Jun 7, 2016 at 17:36 UTC as 3rd comment

But how is it as a phone and PDA. Who's going to by a phone just to use as a camera?

Link | Posted on May 28, 2016 at 18:45 UTC as 18th comment | 1 reply
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ELLIOTPAULSTERN: I am not sure I get this. Digital cameras on drones have been doing this for quite some time with some very high quality images.

Is this all students at Rochester have to do?

I feel transmitting digital stills to the ground would be more interesting, fun and practical.

Link | Posted on May 23, 2016 at 19:22 UTC
On article X-ray: iFixit looks inside the Fujifilm X-M1 (33 comments in total)

If one snips the leads on the speaker, would the camera be totally silent? I LOVE my X-M1!!!

Link | Posted on May 22, 2016 at 14:54 UTC as 6th comment | 1 reply
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fatdeeman: No thanks, I'll stick to my chimping. Don't see the point in having a digital camera if you take away one of the most revolutionary features.

I didn't chimp with film cameras because I COULDN'T, not because I didn't want to. Is the focus right? Do I need exposure compensation? Did I manage to avoid shake if I'm working at the edge of handholdability? Unlike a professional, I couldn't afford to go through ten rolls of film so being able to inspect shots would have been a blessing.

Pros used to blast through multiple rolls of film and then choose out the best ones on a light panel which is really just a retroactive version of chimping.

As Stephen Johnson once wrote about chimping: "The implied pejorative is shocking to me. If there's any one thing that is revolutionary in the advance of photography represented by this digital age, it is the ability to inspect your work. Ignore such ridicule, and use the tools to their fullest

Pros use to have to shoot Polaroid test shots besides rushing the film to the lab before breaking down the set. Digital has democratized photography.

Link | Posted on Apr 28, 2016 at 19:55 UTC

They're going backwards, losing it, struggling. So many more exciting products out there. No more reason to use Leica's just to use their lenses ... if you must. I feel sorry for folks that have to buy those bodies. Makes them look a bit foolish. Their number one market is status conscious Japan and now China.

Link | Posted on Apr 28, 2016 at 19:52 UTC as 260th comment | 1 reply
On article Readers' Showcase: Giulio Magnifico (78 comments in total)

Have you considered a smaller, lighter, more "stealthy" high end camera? Such as the Sony A7R mkII? Sony should GIVE you one to try. You deserve it! :-)

Link | Posted on Apr 24, 2016 at 16:59 UTC as 32nd comment | 5 replies
In reply to:

makofoto: In comparison, what do the 4K video frame grabs look like, using a higher then usual, for video, shutter speed?

... good enough for "School" use as opposed to Pro magazine covers?

Link | Posted on Apr 13, 2016 at 13:34 UTC

In comparison, what do the 4K video frame grabs look like, using a higher then usual, for video, shutter speed?

Link | Posted on Apr 13, 2016 at 13:33 UTC as 46th comment | 3 replies
On article Sony Alpha 7R II Review (2159 comments in total)

I would love to see a comparison between these cameras and the Pentax 645Z ...

Link | Posted on Apr 10, 2016 at 07:23 UTC as 50th comment | 2 replies
On article Hands-on with the Sony RX10 III (308 comments in total)
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DGYu: The lens looks huge.

What part of 600 mm don't you get?! :-) My Nikon P900 is 24/2,000 mm! I use it mainly as a sporting scope: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jjCIm87Tctc&sns=em

Link | Posted on Mar 30, 2016 at 00:10 UTC

And this was in RAW ?!

Link | Posted on Mar 28, 2016 at 22:11 UTC as 181st comment

Long Zoom ... how about some Sports/Racing photos that stress tests the AF?

Link | Posted on Mar 1, 2016 at 17:10 UTC as 36th comment
On article CP+ 2016: Hands-on with Nikon DL compacts (309 comments in total)

AF up to 120 fps ... Hopefully not just 20
Fps

Link | Posted on Feb 25, 2016 at 05:43 UTC as 76th comment
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