ianp5a

ianp5a

Lives in Germany Munich, Germany
Works as a Designer
Joined on Nov 19, 2007

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On article Medium-format mirrorless: Hasselblad unveils X1D (1188 comments in total)
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ianp5a: Nice to see a sensible 4:3 ratio sensor keeping the size down. What Sony should have done. Instead of going for the panorama 3:2 legacy ratio.

I'm not thinking mathematically or about video or legacy paper standards. For still images, the longer and thinner crops are used less. Luckily most sensor formats are the 4:3 ratio.

Link | Posted on Jun 23, 2016 at 11:52 UTC
On article Medium-format mirrorless: Hasselblad unveils X1D (1188 comments in total)

Nice to see a sensible 4:3 ratio sensor keeping the size down. What Sony should have done. Instead of going for the panorama 3:2 legacy ratio.

Link | Posted on Jun 22, 2016 at 12:42 UTC as 328th comment | 9 replies
On article Hasselblad to announce 'game changer' next week (456 comments in total)

They should rebadge a low tech Lomo camera. Now that would be cool. Pointless. But cool.

Link | Posted on Jun 20, 2016 at 13:30 UTC as 43rd comment
On article Apple Photos gets smarter in iOS 10, macOS 'Sierra' (61 comments in total)
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Scott Birch: For 'smart' read 'creepy'. It's not Apple's business who's who or where. Puke.

Doing it locally is much better than the Google approach. Google keep it that way to get access to your data. It is the same with Google's GPS navigation that needs internet to use, but a 'normal' satellite navigation does not. When I'm travelling in other countries and remote areas often without any internet, Google's navigation is useless. The same goes for their recognition feature.

Link | Posted on Jun 14, 2016 at 08:13 UTC
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ianp5a: It's a good thing that CSC makers are offering powerful firmware upgrades. Keep it up Olympus and Fuji etc.

Lots of things to like. Focus Bracketing/Stacking especially. And you can now customise and save the control panel (SCP). (Finally)

There is a high probability that you do.

Some can't use it because dopes like Olympus don't port much of their software to it. Not by merit or peoples choice. Olympus and others cause this problem. Luckily Linux has become more popular than all other OSs as a whole if you include mobile devices.

Link | Posted on Nov 10, 2015 at 13:30 UTC
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ianp5a: It's a good thing that CSC makers are offering powerful firmware upgrades. Keep it up Olympus and Fuji etc.

Lots of things to like. Focus Bracketing/Stacking especially. And you can now customise and save the control panel (SCP). (Finally)

They didn't bother to make a Linux version of any of their software. The numpties.

Link | Posted on Oct 27, 2015 at 16:13 UTC
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ianp5a: It's a good thing that CSC makers are offering powerful firmware upgrades. Keep it up Olympus and Fuji etc.

Lots of things to like. Focus Bracketing/Stacking especially. And you can now customise and save the control panel (SCP). (Finally)

Yes. I just spotted that. Shame no customised SCP. Shame Capture doesn't work on my PC. Come on Olympus. Buck up!

Link | Posted on Oct 13, 2015 at 13:20 UTC

It's a good thing that CSC makers are offering powerful firmware upgrades. Keep it up Olympus and Fuji etc.

Lots of things to like. Focus Bracketing/Stacking especially. And you can now customise and save the control panel (SCP). (Finally)

Link | Posted on Sep 16, 2015 at 11:32 UTC as 34th comment | 10 replies
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bovverwonder: How about shortening the time the E-M5 II takes to wake up from sleep mode? It is quicker to turn the camera off and back on (which already takes time). My only gripe for now.

They improved it in the firmware update. But I reccomend to switched off Quick Sleep mode.

Link | Posted on Sep 16, 2015 at 11:27 UTC
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Ben Stonewall: With a little care, a piece of clear food wrap can be stretched across a lens and held in place with an elastic band
- behold, instant "crappy old lens" effect!
;-)

I think food wrap would give a different, more 2D like distortion. And perhaps reproducible on a computer. The distortion of this lens will probably have a depth not easy to mimic on a PC.
There is a growing community who buy boxes of old lenses cheaply and mount them on modern cameras, to see if they produce pleasing, arty results or not. But I'm sure those who are not tinkerers, just want a quick solution. So this might appeal.

"Art lens" means "Intentional distortion". Making this lens "optically perfect" if the distortion is what you want.

Link | Posted on May 3, 2015 at 11:56 UTC

Stupid or not, part of an artists aim is to be noticed. And, hopefully, original.

Link | Posted on May 3, 2015 at 11:39 UTC as 85th comment | 2 replies
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rrr_hhh: Bahhh another video where you will loose half an hour instead of reading the gist of it in five minutes..

This is not fair for non anglophones !

You can see he's a product manager and not a PR pro. He was a normal honest guy. So not very concise. In this case it's better to go for gems of insider information or future aims, rather than facts about the new camera which, as we've been following it closely lately, we already know.

Link | Posted on Mar 12, 2015 at 05:58 UTC
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Ivan Lietaert: In which country is the 'National Media Museum'? As any reference or even link is missing, this is just another example of poor, sloppy journalism...
The writer of this piece must think his country is the centre of the universe...

Making people do research to find the missing pieces of an article is not good journalism. Probably done in a hurry or badly copy pasted from a source.

Link | Posted on Mar 8, 2015 at 11:15 UTC
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brumd: Somehow, the Panasonic m4/3 lenses never look even half as sexy as the ones from Olympus.
Yes, it's important! :)

Yes. But it seems to be the fashion at the moment. At least people have the choice. And if I really wanted it for the specs I'd get it despite its looks. You'd get used to it after a while.

Link | Posted on Feb 23, 2015 at 19:26 UTC
On article FAA proposes regulations for commercial drone usage (119 comments in total)
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Biowizard: Funny how America gets all prissy about people playing with plastic flying toys, in case they could hurt someone - but lets its folks run amok with assault rifles and handguns.

Thousands of people are killed every week in the USA by tobacco (principally a US product); around 170 are murdered every week in the USA by firearms. Exactly HOW many people have been killed buy quadcopters?

Brian

No, the death toll figures are facts. Not baseless. Sadly. And I never suggested tightening the gun laws. You will have to do something about it culturally first. The laws will come in when the "acceptance" is there. When the majority want them. It sounds like you are against doing something about it. And thus "accepting" the deaths. It might be a long journey. But even longer if you don't even start. Which might be sooner than you think, if one of the 30,000 was close to you.

Link | Posted on Feb 22, 2015 at 20:06 UTC
On article FAA proposes regulations for commercial drone usage (119 comments in total)
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ianp5a: I'm surprised by the use of lbs and feet regarding the regulations. Is that normal? Do they not yet use metric measurements?
Or was that changed just for the article, where they're thinking of the US readers only.

Thanks. Imperial. Wow! That is so steam punk!

Link | Posted on Feb 22, 2015 at 19:56 UTC
On article FAA proposes regulations for commercial drone usage (119 comments in total)

I'm surprised by the use of lbs and feet regarding the regulations. Is that normal? Do they not yet use metric measurements?
Or was that changed just for the article, where they're thinking of the US readers only.

Link | Posted on Feb 22, 2015 at 15:13 UTC as 8th comment | 4 replies
On article FAA proposes regulations for commercial drone usage (119 comments in total)
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Biowizard: Funny how America gets all prissy about people playing with plastic flying toys, in case they could hurt someone - but lets its folks run amok with assault rifles and handguns.

Thousands of people are killed every week in the USA by tobacco (principally a US product); around 170 are murdered every week in the USA by firearms. Exactly HOW many people have been killed buy quadcopters?

Brian

It's all a matter of acceptance. These drone regulations will not have much resistance. And most people will see them as common sense regulations. But with gun laws, the genie is already out of the bottle. So it's very difficult to bring in sensible laws afterwards. It is totally acceptable to kill 30,000 people every year with guns. So there is no need to do anything about it. And don't suggest those laws should be changed, and take people's rights away! (forget this years 30,000 people though)

Link | Posted on Feb 22, 2015 at 11:53 UTC
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Ben O Connor: Congratulations! Olympus has very good strategies to keep. It sounds so true to hear "Its not the MPX only, also IS!" exactly. A little shake can effect the whole image, when lacking of light. Even at high ISO.

All my complain is, why the PEN Air has so deep body profile. It could be a bit wider but slimmer (like a credit card!) and we could attach it to our cell phones physically. Sure it would fit less for the adrenalin junkies, but for normal folks that would be easier to carry.

I think the battery is quite big.

Link | Posted on Feb 14, 2015 at 17:01 UTC
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BobYIL: Nice development however such "trickery" reminds me the Nokia 1020: Is it really useful? Higher than 24MP associated with relatively larger sensor sizes like FF or MF contribute also to tonality and creamy-looking gradations, i.e. some desired features for general photography. I doubt m43s would exhibit the same.

The 40mp mode does have the benefit of having a red, green and blue sensor at each pixel. Giving a great deal of good colour information to work with.

Link | Posted on Feb 14, 2015 at 16:34 UTC
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