steve ohlhaber

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BobT3218: The term "35mm equivalent" irks me. A 25mm lens is a 25mm lens whatever format camera it sits on. By 35mm equivalent, we are alluding to the field of view. So why don't we just use field of view? It's a far more practical criterion anyway.

You cant, because lenses are sold without the body, so they don't know what camera its going on. The lens will always be sold as a certain focal length due to that. You would have to sell a lens with a list of all the FOV for all the sensors that you may install it on.

Link | Posted on May 15, 2017 at 23:54 UTC

"a pair of stereoscopic cameras". So there are two 3d cameras with a total of 4 lenses...take that 3d

Link | Posted on May 12, 2017 at 22:55 UTC as 3rd comment
On article PDN announces 2017 Photo Annual contest winners (62 comments in total)
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teh herp3r: The "popsicle" made out of people on the beach is very impressive!

You see the same person over and over and over. Its not a picture. Just look at it full resolution.

Link | Posted on May 8, 2017 at 00:27 UTC
On article PDN announces 2017 Photo Annual contest winners (62 comments in total)
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teh herp3r: The "popsicle" made out of people on the beach is very impressive!

It does not look like a photograph though, its a collage of pictures. Does that even count?

Link | Posted on May 7, 2017 at 16:27 UTC
On article Sphere of frustration: Nikon KeyMission 360 review (202 comments in total)

I heard you cannot simply get the video files that the lenses shoot. Like, 2 video files that you could stitch yourself and that they baked the lens correction in so its unfixable. Not sure if that's true, but if it is, its a dealbreaker. People universally hate this thing if you look at all the major review sites.

Link | Posted on Apr 28, 2017 at 01:30 UTC as 45th comment | 1 reply
On article GoPro unveils Fusion, a 5.2K spherical VR camera (43 comments in total)
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User9362470513: Genuine question - what's the point? It doesn't look good, induces sea sickness and looks like a gimmick that quickly wears thin. Not sure who would want to make or watch this sort of distorted footage.

You really need chrome, then pick the 4k quality. Even then, its not super sharp. They have to have an alternate to the gopro Omni, which is crazy unaffordable. It doesn't look as good as the Samsun Gear 360 quality tho.

Link | Posted on Apr 21, 2017 at 01:00 UTC
On article GoPro launches camera trade-up program in the US (25 comments in total)
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sirhawkeye64: Darn, if only I still had my Hero3 I sold a while back.... Now I'm wanting to go back to a GoPro and am looking at the Hero5 Black for the full 4k 30fps....

The 4k is nice because you get a sharper image when you downsize to 1080p, you can notice just a tick more sharpness for the final product. 4k really shines in the large sensor video systems, like an SLR that does 4k. Doing it on an action cam with a tiny sensor is pushing it a bit. Its sharper, but just barely.

I was a bit of a gambler and got a hero 4 black used off ebay for $200, and its been great.

Link | Posted on Apr 18, 2017 at 00:58 UTC
On article GoPro launches camera trade-up program in the US (25 comments in total)
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sirhawkeye64: Darn, if only I still had my Hero3 I sold a while back.... Now I'm wanting to go back to a GoPro and am looking at the Hero5 Black for the full 4k 30fps....

May as well get a hero 4 black because it does 4k 30fps too. The hero 5 did not make ANY improvements to resolution or frame rate. The 5 is a downgrade to me due to the splash housing it has. If you need a dive housing, you need to put the hero 5 inside a dive housing because its splashproof housing isn't enough, so you will end up with more bulk and weight than the hero 4 in its dive housing.

Link | Posted on Apr 16, 2017 at 04:58 UTC
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Jim Evidon: For those who live in a bubble? I find the distortions in the demo video more than a little distracting. Aside from a possible scientific research tool or a novelty camera for those who have everything else and need the latest gadget, I see little application.

The idea is to watch this with a vr headset. The oculus rift and other surround environments create the absolute need for this. This is where a normal camera completely fails. The point is not to watch it as a flat image. These cameras are made because people are watching and doing things with 360 degree viewable solutions. That's the whole point. You missed the entire point on this one. I am not saying $15k sounds like a good deal, I am saying that viewing a 360 image on a flat screen is weird. Why would you do that?

Link | Posted on Apr 11, 2017 at 00:49 UTC
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Badbatz: Except for some highly technical and esoteric applications needing the 360 degree view what exactly do you use it for? Outside of a novelty-quality shot or two it might be too limited and primitive for any "serious" application.
The vast (vast, as in 99.9999999%) of images shot with that thing will be totally useless "look what it can do" exercises with all the putrid aesthetics of an average selfie.

Nobody is saying shoot EVERYTHING in 360. Use it when you want 360. If you have an oculus rift, like I do, this type of thing is one of the many 360 products out there to do it.

Link | Posted on Mar 18, 2017 at 01:21 UTC
On article Sony SLT a99 II Review (1579 comments in total)
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JemRaid: 3,000 quid for a body, it's got to be a joke! Knock a zero off buy G7 lol at 4K no one can tell the difference

If you don't care about what impact the aperture has on the final pic. Big sensor cameras are compared to other big sensor cameras. If you cant tell the difference, you really don't get it.

Link | Posted on Feb 7, 2017 at 05:17 UTC
On article TwoEyes VR stereoscopic camera simulates human vision (52 comments in total)
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Turbguy1: ALL of these stereoscopic "solutions" require that you hold your gaze level (parallel with the recording interaxial axis). NONE of these will not provide true stereo if you hold your gaze at a significant angle (tilt your head to your shoulders) because that would require an almost infinite amount of data for true stereo VR imaging of a REAL scene at those (and all other) angles of gaze.

There are some very good 3d 360 videos from gopro using their many camera device and yes, it gives you 3d in every direction pretty good. The stitching is a little rough on all of them, but the 3d is ok when you have a bunch of cameras to capture the video.

Link | Posted on Jan 22, 2017 at 01:26 UTC
On article TwoEyes VR stereoscopic camera simulates human vision (52 comments in total)
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falconeyes: On the Kickstarter page, TwoEyes claims only them are doing 3D movie and Vuze does not. According to Vuze and early CES testers, Vuze does true 4k 3D VR 30fps video too.
Is this false advertizing?
After all, Vuze and TwoEyes do the same at the same price per camera and makes obsolete this kickstarter project.

Yeah, its baffling why they show all their competitors then get it totally wrong on what they can do. The Vuze looks superior in every way except maybe size and cost.

Either way, for a $250 price point, if this thing works well, it should be a really fun device, even if 3d is only straight ahead and behind. The vuze is $800, so they sort of aren't in the same category.

Link | Posted on Jan 22, 2017 at 01:25 UTC
On article TwoEyes VR stereoscopic camera simulates human vision (52 comments in total)
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Simon Zeev: I love 3d but I am sorry that the TV companies doesn't make 3DTV anymore.
May be is to late for items like this one.
The last 6 years I shoot pictures almost only in 3d (stereo) and I am very sorry that 3d doesn't catch the market. People are to lazy to put on 3d glasses an view 3d moovies or pictures.

Sony still makes active 3d large tvs. They are pretty much the only active ones. There are several that make passive 3dtvs now. It is dying out though.

Link | Posted on Jan 22, 2017 at 01:22 UTC
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gleung: if the quality is decent, this will be interesting.. i got HTC Vive, and looking at shooting 3D VR options to capture my family, kids(imagine capturing your kids growing up in 3D so you can 'revisit' the moment later in vr). Currently thinking of getting a pair of GoPro Session to do the job, but if there's all-in-one product, it'll be great.

If you want just 3d video, you can get an older gopro dual hero and buy 2 refurb hero 3+black cameras and that is true 3d. Sony is practically the only maker of a 3d camera these days. The dev 50 is a bit pricey, but it works well. You can also get a Fuji 3d w3 which is great for still but not really that good for video. Sync is very important for 3d and these all will be in sync. I own them all.

Link | Posted on Sep 28, 2016 at 04:33 UTC
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steve ohlhaber: So, does this mean non interchangeable battery? This is really a camera for the non enthusiast.
- Water proofing at 33ft vs hero 4 which is over 100ft
- No improvement in 4k shooting
- No battery change? what
- Stabilizer yay, one positive
- gps - who cares
- post to the cloud - who cares

After the session failure I thought they understood that the session is for the masses, but they needed one for the more serious people. So, are they going to make a dive housing for this hero 5, or do you have to restrict your dives to 33ft. One button, great, what do I have to do, talk to it now. Is pushing a button too hard for most people. They went and screwed up their flagship. Unreal. How could they possibly think those were good ideas.

Awesome, so now the dive housing shoots through 2 pieces of plastic. You have the lens, then the plastic in the housing, then the plastic in the dive housing.

Link | Posted on Sep 21, 2016 at 01:10 UTC
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mpgxsvcd: The GoPro 5 Black will run circles around these cameras for $100 less. FAIL!

The Nikon only has electronic stabilization I am pretty sure, they said the x3000 has optical stab. So, I would say the gopro is better than Nikon 170, but the keymission 360 really is very different. Nothing much out there like that except crappy versions of that concept. This looks like the best all in 1 360 thing so far. Not cheap, but looks decent.

Link | Posted on Sep 20, 2016 at 02:16 UTC

So, does this mean non interchangeable battery? This is really a camera for the non enthusiast.
- Water proofing at 33ft vs hero 4 which is over 100ft
- No improvement in 4k shooting
- No battery change? what
- Stabilizer yay, one positive
- gps - who cares
- post to the cloud - who cares

After the session failure I thought they understood that the session is for the masses, but they needed one for the more serious people. So, are they going to make a dive housing for this hero 5, or do you have to restrict your dives to 33ft. One button, great, what do I have to do, talk to it now. Is pushing a button too hard for most people. They went and screwed up their flagship. Unreal. How could they possibly think those were good ideas.

Link | Posted on Sep 20, 2016 at 02:00 UTC as 19th comment | 4 replies
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steve ohlhaber: Ok, so now its up to gopro to pull a rabbit out of their hat. Still hoping for 60fps in 4k. It makes such a huge difference in stabilization.

???They don't have IS at all. They don't need to revamp it. They need it.

Link | Posted on Sep 16, 2016 at 03:45 UTC

Ok, so now its up to gopro to pull a rabbit out of their hat. Still hoping for 60fps in 4k. It makes such a huge difference in stabilization.

Link | Posted on Sep 10, 2016 at 02:08 UTC as 11th comment | 2 replies
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