makofoto

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

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One thing he didn't mention. When using long lenses one has to be weary of heat waves and atmospheric conditions that will quickly diminish or distort resolution. A little odd that he uses a cable release instead of a wireless release, or even a hard wired electronic release.

Link | Posted on Jan 14, 2017 at 15:23 UTC as 48th comment | 2 replies
On article CES 2017: Hands-on with the Kodak Super 8 (416 comments in total)

Why would they make it ugly?

Link | Posted on Jan 7, 2017 at 21:27 UTC as 112th comment | 2 replies
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munro harrap: Photos like this have always been with us. They are obscene ( and should not be shown or published), they do not change anything at all.

Have you looked at Time magazines 100 Most Infuential Photos? How many would not exist by your opinion? Do you not realize that it was Photo Journalism that helped shorten the Viet Nam War? Hiding Truth and Facts by burying ones head helps no one.

Link | Posted on Dec 21, 2016 at 04:46 UTC
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landscaper1: I applaud this photo-journalist for his dedication and commitment to his professional craft. However, it is fair to ask what more the world learned or experienced from this high quality video that it would not have gotten from a decent cell phone video? Indeed, it could be argued that an average quality cell phone video (had there been one) would likely have conveyed not just the gunman's emotional display, but something of at one of those in his captive audience, the cell phone photographer himself.

SigmaChrome Sometimes Portrait orientation is the correct way to shoot a video. "Rules" are meant to be broken, or do you only shoot with the sun over your shoulder? :-)

Link | Posted on Dec 21, 2016 at 04:42 UTC

I've tried wireless transfers. Not always easy to make the connection and huge power hog!

Link | Posted on Nov 5, 2016 at 03:40 UTC as 105th comment
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Vlad S: I wonder what Phil Schiller uses to transfer his photos to his MacBook Pro.

good one

Link | Posted on Nov 5, 2016 at 03:39 UTC
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Jaythomasni: This is in line with they did with head phone jack on phone...a shake up tactic to give an impression that apple is doing something futuristic, stylish or special every time..but this was dumb..
SD is going to be the standard storage size for time to come....with micro SD fitting within....flash will go away.
they could easily make the reader more compact and flush design...with a sprung metal lid covering the opening otherwise looking flush to the chasis...lot of possibilities.

wireless headphones ARE the way to go

Link | Posted on Nov 5, 2016 at 03:38 UTC

Change for Change sake ... just justifying their jobs ...

Link | Posted on Nov 3, 2016 at 18:11 UTC as 417th comment | 6 replies
On article 2016 Roundup: Consumer Long Zoom Compacts (85 comments in total)

My Nikon P900 has replaced my spotting scope. When I'm shooting by myself it becomes my spotting partner Together with it's built-in slow mo plus some added slowing down using the free GoPro Studio support and one gets some interesting videos: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YZ8gMlGGCnY

Link | Posted on Oct 3, 2016 at 22:18 UTC as 13th comment
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cosinaphile: imagine what they could achieve . with a sensor bigger than ?...well tiny...
a premium phone with a 17 sq mm sensor tells me apple isn't even trying to lead anymore

You do realize that the lens would have to be much larger ... which would be a FAIL!

Link | Posted on Sep 29, 2016 at 19:06 UTC
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Konstantin Mineev: DxOMark's Scores:
Iphone7 = 86
Iphone6s plus = 84
Iphone6, 6s = 82
Iphone5s = 76
Iphone4s, 5 = 72
Iphone4 = 50

Only two points better than its predecessor, and slightly worse than competitors, but tone of words like "awesome, great, best"

Well yeah they have to leave headroom for the 8 and onwards ...

Link | Posted on Sep 29, 2016 at 19:05 UTC
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Jostian: sensor quality doesn't mean great IQ, unfortunately, the 7's photos are just mush with huge amounts of NR and over-processing, not impressed at all, was hoping Apple would sort out the IQ but seems not. Great on the phone screen but zooming in a bit just shows waxy/painterly textures, See here https://www.dpreview.com/forums/thread/4059733

? Shoot RAW/DNG with the free Lightroom Mobile.

Link | Posted on Sep 29, 2016 at 19:05 UTC
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photo perzon: I recently took some pictures in a dark restaurant with the 7Plus, and was not impressed with the loss of detail. I'd like to introduce noise but sharpen the picture. Any ideas? And how to take pictures at my preferred speed, the phone is choosing very low speeds.

"Choosing very low speeds" ... well the alternative is choosing very high ISO's! I've been very pleased with the low light capability of my 7+ as compared to my 6S.

Link | Posted on Sep 29, 2016 at 19:04 UTC
On article Hands-on with Nikon's latest kit at Photokina (130 comments in total)

The still shooters in the movie industry are abandoning their big heavy Canon and Nikon DSLR's, which require further heavy large sound blimps, for Fuji and Sony Mirrorless cameras.

Link | Posted on Sep 20, 2016 at 23:04 UTC as 14th comment | 5 replies
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Joe Ogiba: The new Sony Action Cam FDR-X3000 with Balanced Optical SteadyShot in 4K looks better that the Hero 5 with only electronic IS.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QeFVhmJrNvs

We pretty much only use GoPros in the movie industry. Best reliability and form factor. Only the flat'ish GoPro works for interior car window mounts. And only the GoPro allows interchangeable lenses. We used 15 on this one: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=RfmPsSqv8RM

Link | Posted on Sep 19, 2016 at 20:58 UTC
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Piotr M: Can it be attached to a gimbal on a drone and replace Hero4 ?

Give them a week ....

Link | Posted on Sep 19, 2016 at 19:01 UTC
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HRC2016: I really dislike any product named "hero". That is a disservice to people who do heroic things to save lives.

OMG !!! Get a life ...

Link | Posted on Sep 19, 2016 at 19:00 UTC
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Nikonandmore: Too little, too late. It's game over. The market is saturated with better offers, better cameras, more features and lower prices.. not to mention better designs because these boxie cams were heinous to start with and are dated and uglier now. And, electronic video stabilization? Are you kidding me? Stuff like the new Sony X3000R is years ahead of this in all possible ways, eats it for breakfast, burps it for lunch and s..its it for dinner. And a paid subscription service at $4.99 per month after a "free trial"? Good luck with that if they are counting it as major cash-in source of revenue. And as for their intro into the drones department, the Chinese got it covered, burried and reborn already.. no chance.

I have nothing against GoPro, maybe I am wrong and hopefully this will be the turn-around hit they so desperately need. But I really don't see this going anywhere. GoPro sat on its laurels for too long, while everyone else caught up & innovated further with lower cost offerings.

haha ... professional work is about guaranteed results. We only use GoPro's in the Biz. 24 on NISSAN, 18 on FORD ... 15 here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RfmPsSqv8RM

Link | Posted on Sep 19, 2016 at 18:59 UTC
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GCHYBA: Why not 1080p at 240fps?
If the image stabilization is as good as the new Sony I'd buy it. Turn my Hero4 black into a backup camera...

It's all about processing speed and heat control

Link | Posted on Sep 19, 2016 at 18:57 UTC
On article Petzval 58mm real-world samples (58 comments in total)
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Karroly: Not for me too...
IMHO, the purpose of blurring the background thanks to a shallow DOF is to isolate the subject from the background by :
1) creating a sense of depth
2) making the background less distractive.
Unfortunately, the swirling bokeh destroys 2)...

That's a bit of a limited view when the background can become part of the overall design

Link | Posted on Sep 14, 2016 at 15:47 UTC
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