tim73

tim73

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Joined on Mar 23, 2007

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On article Bentley creates a 53 billion pixel car commercial (161 comments in total)

If this photo were real (it's not) the car would be 450m from the view point (not 700m). To resolve the stitching on the Bentley logo the photographer would have needed a 11,000mm lens with an aperture of more than a meter. Not to mention supernaturally clear and still air.

In fact the picture is probably made up of just 3 shots: one of the bridge, one of the car, and one of the logo. Notice how you can't zoom in on any other area of the view.

Link | Posted on Jul 22, 2016 at 18:59 UTC as 8th comment
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Kaso: While we're at it, let's have a dial/slider that goes from 1 to 16, with 1 (wide open) being the new Light mode, 16 (stopped way down) being the old Dark mode, and the in-between values being shades of grey.

Surely the dual would go fron 1.4 to 22?

Link | Posted on Jun 26, 2016 at 09:44 UTC

I loved the "real world" gallery! There's always lots of B&W inspiration in American cities.
The studio comparison was interesting too. For high detail at higher shutter speeds, the M 246 absolutely clobbers every other camera. I think Leica are on to something here.

Link | Posted on Jan 11, 2016 at 19:40 UTC as 54th comment
On article Canon introduces 430EX III-RT Speedlite (100 comments in total)

The datasheet at Canon UK states that slave *and* master functions are included. It could be a typo, but the product image photos also show the flash set up as a radio master.

http://www.canon.co.uk/Images/SPEEDLITE%20430EX%20III_Spec%20sheet_EM_FINAL_PACK_tcm14-1277522.pdf

Link | Posted on Jul 8, 2015 at 09:38 UTC as 23rd comment | 3 replies
On article Price released for Brikk's 24k gold Nikon Df (386 comments in total)

40k for gold *plating*???

Link | Posted on Oct 30, 2014 at 21:45 UTC as 200th comment
On article Hands-on with the Panono panoramic ball camera (112 comments in total)
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Virvatulet: Could be an interesting niche product for special use. But only if it had some active means, like mass gyros, to stabilize its movement (especially rotational) during flight. And accelerometer optimizing algorithms to choose the right moment for shutter release for the required exposure time.

Without those I doubt this will have any impact whatsoever; could keep one parents' garage busy though...

After leaving the hands of the thrower, the accelerometer is useless: acceleration in ballistic flight is 1g downwards, and you don't need fancy electronics to tell you that.
The accelerometer is there to work out how hard the ball is launched, by integrating the forces applied during the throw. Once it has done that, it predicts the time of the apex of the trajectory. I don't *know* if it accounts for exposure time, but it would be by far the easiest part of the calculation.
(edit: Jonas beat me to it!)

Link | Posted on Dec 28, 2013 at 00:46 UTC
On article Photoshop CC: Adobe responds to reaction (1852 comments in total)

This is terrible news for hobbyists. It pushes the Photoshop software costs from just about bearable to totally unjustifiable. Very unfriendly behaviour from Adobe.

Link | Posted on May 8, 2013 at 12:39 UTC as 478th comment

This is great. The biggest weakness of the manufacturers' RAW formats is uncertainty over long-term support, and DNG has the best chance of overcoming this. I'd really like to see more brands jumping on the DNG bandwagon.

Link | Posted on Oct 5, 2012 at 21:45 UTC as 38th comment
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Mssimo: 2.5 billion dollars for a 2MP camera? Really NASA?

Well you get a motorized tripod too. And wifi. :-)

Link | Posted on Aug 9, 2012 at 00:20 UTC
On article Street Photographers test freedom to shoot in London (184 comments in total)
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samyb123: Also from what this video shows they just took photos of the buildings with security guards, which would be suspicious to a security guard.

Put yourself in the shoes of a bad guy for a minute. Is he going to use an SLR on a tripod? No, like every spy who ever lived, he's going to use a miniature camera. A ordinary compact superzoom will do the job nicely, with a 500mm equivalent telephoto lens in a discrete and inexpensive package.

A security guard, who spends his professional working day looking for bad guys, really ought to be able to distinguish suspicious behaviour from merely unusual behaviour.

Link | Posted on Jul 22, 2011 at 01:38 UTC
On article Street Photographers test freedom to shoot in London (184 comments in total)
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samyb123: Not really fair on the security, their just doing what they've been told to do.

...which is incompatible with UK law. Security guards have no right to harass photographers on public property.

Link | Posted on Jul 22, 2011 at 01:24 UTC
On article Street Photographers test freedom to shoot in London (184 comments in total)

Great job by the photographers and videographers. That was not an easy outing, arguing with security guards who clearly don't know or care about the law. The mention of "covert surveillance" made me chuckle. Covert, with an SLR, a tripod and a pink jumper?

Link | Posted on Jul 22, 2011 at 00:51 UTC as 81st comment
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