ianp5a

ianp5a

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

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And no screen on the back! That is so clever. Just like real film. So do you have to take the cartridge out and somehow develop it, before you are allowed to see what you have taken? Or maybe even send it away to a lab? Wouldn't 'that' be cool!

Link | Posted on Oct 11, 2017 at 10:18 UTC as 72nd comment | 3 replies
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hanhait: Looks nice, but those cartridges: what a nonsense. Just add setting ISO, color and filter, and you'r there with much more possibilities that those - quite crazy, I must say - cartridges.

It's best to carry some spare cartridges of each type, just like 'real' film photographers.

Link | Posted on Oct 11, 2017 at 10:02 UTC
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M Jesper: Anyone look at the sample images in the video?

There's no way a 1/3.2" sensor with F2.8 aperture took these ..
( the ones in color at https://youtu.be/TzwenXbTIm8?t=37s )

Though they don't specifically claim that they were, it sure seems to me that they're deliberately trying to fool us. And it's working for 3,591 'backers' so far.

It's either aimed at the super gullible, or people who want to pretend something.

Link | Posted on Oct 11, 2017 at 10:00 UTC

Hi.
A: Wow! Nice camera. Does it take film?
B: Yes! 'Digital' Film!
A: Digital Film? How does that work?
B: You see this? I put that in there. Like that.
A: Yes. and?
B: And it changes some settings for me.
- This one even takes 'square' pictures!
A: I'm amazed.
B: Amazed at the technology?
A: No. Not amazed at the 'technology'... Goodbye.

Link | Posted on Oct 11, 2017 at 09:53 UTC as 76th comment
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tabloid: If I point a camera at a police officer in the UK he is not going to shoot at me, as all guns are banned, and 99.99 people have never even seen a gun....perhaps they
should do the same in the U.S
Problem solved.

It's OK to have guns to use on people like Hitler. But not to use on your own people.

Link | Posted on Sep 13, 2017 at 10:16 UTC
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tabloid: If I point a camera at a police officer in the UK he is not going to shoot at me, as all guns are banned, and 99.99 people have never even seen a gun....perhaps they
should do the same in the U.S
Problem solved.

"stay out of America if you don't like it."
Of course we don't like it. Tens of thousands shot to death in the US each year unnecessarily. It amazes us that some 'do' like it.

Link | Posted on Sep 12, 2017 at 11:39 UTC
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ikfoto: Dell XPS 13 no-touch + mini-mouse + Xubuntu 16.04 + RawTherapee 5.1
Light, stable, safe, affordable.

(will need a T5 screwdriver to replace a crappy Wifi module with Intel's)

Yes there are so many PCs, of all different prices to choose from.
And the choice doesn't stop there. It's not just about Windows. I use Ubuntu with Raw Therapee along with Digikam to manage the photo library. Which lets you integrate any other application you like. Such as LightZone and Gimp. It's choice all the way.

Link | Posted on Jul 20, 2017 at 08:16 UTC
On article Google will no longer develop Nik Collection (392 comments in total)
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ABM Barry: Another reason to detest google!
Take something good, ...
a/ cover it in pop-up adds
b/ break it
c/ throw it away!

I'm too busy detesting Google about other things to let this get to me.

Link | Posted on May 31, 2017 at 12:43 UTC
On article Light's L16 camera is in final stages of testing (306 comments in total)
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entoman: Kudos to Light for an extremely interesting design, and I don't want to appear negative about such an innovative camera, but there many potential problems, e.g:

It can produce UP TO 52MP using a combination of sensors, but the individual sensors are only 13MP. Presumably the longer focal lengths use just one of these sensors?

The degree of precision needed in assembly and in aligning the 16 images during in-camera processing will be challenging for the manufacturers to meet, to say the least.

The 16 lenses are slightly sunken, but surely there will be a lot of flare if sunlight falls on the front of the camera, which it will in any situation when the sun is even slightly in front of the camera axis.

@entoman. Yes they will be taking multi image processing to new levels. Making lots of new things possible. They just need a lot of data.

Also, regarding subject movement, surely the images will be taken all at the same time. But if not, in-camera fixing for movement is already available for HDR and moving sensor Hi-Res imaging in the current Olympus EM-1 for example.

Link | Posted on Apr 20, 2017 at 11:23 UTC
On article Light's L16 camera is in final stages of testing (306 comments in total)
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entoman: Kudos to Light for an extremely interesting design, and I don't want to appear negative about such an innovative camera, but there many potential problems, e.g:

It can produce UP TO 52MP using a combination of sensors, but the individual sensors are only 13MP. Presumably the longer focal lengths use just one of these sensors?

The degree of precision needed in assembly and in aligning the 16 images during in-camera processing will be challenging for the manufacturers to meet, to say the least.

The 16 lenses are slightly sunken, but surely there will be a lot of flare if sunlight falls on the front of the camera, which it will in any situation when the sun is even slightly in front of the camera axis.

1) The images will be calibrated and aligned in software. Without that, none of this would be possible.
2) A lens hood that looks like a cheese grater should do it.

Link | Posted on Apr 18, 2017 at 08:58 UTC
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henrikbengtsson: What surprises me with the design alone is how it managed to make its path from the drawing board all the way to the production center without anyone saying "....wait a minute. NO!"

But I guess they all relied on hipster-oritended designer opinions.

They need to be different. And while I don't really care about those looks, many of their customers want to be "seen to be different". But producing something radically different means you often don't know how well something will be accepted. So nice try, but Apple stuff is too gimmicky for me.

Link | Posted on Apr 5, 2017 at 11:08 UTC
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TFD: 4/3 was born when DLSR's had 6M APS-C sensors and the pixel wars had not started and at a time when sensors were more costly and difficult to make. 4/3 was perhaps a reasonable size to squeeze 5-6M pixels into.
With the advent of APS-C and FF sensors in the 24-50M range the 4/3 is now penalized in its ability to complete (this applies to the M4/3 as well). What make the current M4/3 cameras doubly disadvantaged is they are not cheaper than their APC-C competition either from a camera or system perspective.

The one advantage 4/3 had was to offer smaller lenses and larger zoom ranges. Given that you can find multiple APS-C zoom lenses in the 18-250 and 16-300 range it should have been possible to make a 4/3 lens in the 12- >250mm (eq. 24-500++) range. As a travel camera a 4/3 camera with a long range zoom lens could have been an appealing product, sadly no one ever built one...

Yet despite that, it's clear that there is still in demand. And Oly/Panasonic++ are bringing out even more new cameras with more innovations at a rapid rate. And lenses too. Don't forget the 75-300 and 100-400.

Link | Posted on Mar 13, 2017 at 11:02 UTC

This is great, but also look at http://www.missingmaps.org where you can use satellite imagery to help vulnerable people and aid agencies, by creating the maps in those blank spaces. Yes, archaeology is important. But relieving sickness and misery is also important. Try both!

Link | Posted on Feb 3, 2017 at 13:25 UTC as 2nd comment
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Marty4650: Nothing succeeds like success.

Adobe has been wildly profitable since moving to a subscription based sales plan.

This is exactly the same way Rent-A-Center will rent you a $500 sofa for $20 a month for the rest of your life. It sounds cheap at first, until you realize ten years later that you paid $2,400 for a $500 sofa and still don't own it.

It's 'really' expensive If you don't need or want the extras. If you upgrade every 3 years it works at at 6 times the cost!

Link | Posted on Feb 3, 2017 at 12:10 UTC
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paulbysea: Still seems like good value to me. And if you don't like it, go and use an inferior product that costs less.

I use a superior product that costs less.
It's in fact beneficial for 'everyone', 'including' Adobe users, that there is a 'variety' in the market. It keeps pressure on Adobe to improve, and stop them charging even more!

Link | Posted on Feb 3, 2017 at 09:47 UTC

PS offers some productivity features that some people need. They saw the subscription as good value. Many of us, including hobbyists, can get the same results with other software. Where the PS, £1-per-use, is really expensive for no benefit. Affinity, for example, costs ~3 months PS.

Sadly, many people use PS purely because they were told "it's what the pro's use", rather than pick something suitable to their needs. It's these people, now that are rethinking the costs.

Link | Posted on Feb 3, 2017 at 09:19 UTC as 88th comment
On article Ultimate OM-D: Olympus E-M1 Mark II Review (1395 comments in total)
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nerd2: Sports/action camera with noisy sensor that are more expensive than 7D2/D500?

Why don't use Nikon 1 system instead, which has even faster fps, exceptional AF and extremely long reach?

To answer your question, (nerd2) because each camera has its pros and cons. The Nikon is nice, but so is the Olympus. People will pick, depending on what their priorities are. Not your priorities.
So promoting a brand war is pointless, and far removed from intelligent "constructive criticism".

Link | Posted on Dec 1, 2016 at 09:28 UTC
On article Medium-format mirrorless: Hasselblad unveils X1D (1179 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 (1179 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 329th comment | 9 replies
On article Hasselblad to announce 'game changer' next week (454 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 45th comment
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