photophile

photophile

Lives in United Kingdom Cambridge, United Kingdom
Works as a Science/Technology
Joined on Nov 10, 2004
About me:

To live & learn. Then live some more :-)

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Mac McCreery: Are people now this stupid................?

Maybe not stupid....but definitely gullible.

Link | Posted on Nov 18, 2017 at 15:21 UTC

Wonder if they'll do the same with smart phones.

Link | Posted on Nov 18, 2017 at 15:16 UTC as 90th comment

I can just visualise the TV ad now:
"Have you been storing your old photo negatives and slides in a shoe box in the attic ? Do you keep button batteries in pill boxes ? Do you carry coins in old 35mm film case ? Not anymore! Because for just 19 dollars, you can be the proud owner of yet another type of....container to put small things in. Order NOW!"

Link | Posted on Nov 11, 2017 at 07:48 UTC as 8th comment
On article First samples: Leica Thambar-M 90mm F2.2 (223 comments in total)

What happens if you use this Thambar lens on a 35mm camera loaded with that Moonstruck/Sunstroke Dubblefilm ? Your answers please...

(Best answer wins a Y35 digiFilm camera)

Link | Posted on Oct 31, 2017 at 14:58 UTC as 42nd comment | 2 replies

up next - an algorithm that turns 12th century woodcuts into immersible virtual reality.

Link | Posted on Oct 30, 2017 at 20:53 UTC as 56th comment | 1 reply

Finally, after 45 years, all of our old faded/poorly exposed/poorly developed photos from 1970's will start looking fashionable and trendy.

Link | Posted on Oct 30, 2017 at 17:47 UTC as 46th comment | 2 replies

Haunted by (the killing of) Picasa.

Link | Posted on Oct 23, 2017 at 17:40 UTC as 50th comment
On article Canon patents a huge, hinged and reversible DSLR LCD (179 comments in total)

"This makes it possible to view an image from the uplifted LCD and use the viewfinder during the same session."

Don't we already do this, albeit on non-flippy screens ?

Link | Posted on Oct 20, 2017 at 14:59 UTC as 77th comment
On article Take a look inside Leica's factory in Wetzlar, Germany (136 comments in total)
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(unknown member): Very beautiful factory. Perhaps I should get a Leica. I'm sure the Germans craft better photographic equipment like how their cars are superior to anything made in Japan. Maybe Apple would be better manufacturing the iPhone in Germany as well?

My wife's German built VW Golf mark 6 from 2010 - required 4 fuel injectors after just 2 years (2200 Euros), a replacement ECG valve after 5 years (950 Euros) and it had the engine that gave fake emissions data.
My Japanese built Toyota Yaris from 1999 - still going! Only costs 70 Euros for an annual service. Never once failed its annual inspection.

Link | Posted on Oct 17, 2017 at 17:13 UTC

As soon as I step out of the freezing cold and into a warm room, my camera lens (and come to think of it - my spectacles too) automatically create the Leica Thambar effect.

Link | Posted on Oct 17, 2017 at 17:06 UTC as 107th comment | 3 replies

"...There's only a "winder" to set the camera up for the next capture..."

Make no mistake - we've been wound up alright.

Link | Posted on Oct 11, 2017 at 07:42 UTC as 92nd comment
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MarioV: Nice. I'm looking forward to a filter that replaces people in photos with better looking people.

Its called alcohol, isn't it ?

Link | Posted on Oct 8, 2017 at 19:22 UTC

Indeed, beautiful scene. Why does the eclipse look a bit bigger on the PP'd photo ? Slight cropping ?

Link | Posted on Aug 23, 2017 at 21:25 UTC as 32nd comment | 1 reply

Perhaps someone from a tech background can set me straight here: Ignoring all other considerations (weight, size, lens etc), if I ONLY shoot RAW and then develop to taste in my software of choice - do I HAVE to have the flagship model - or will an entry level machine from the same brand essentially give me the same result ?

Link | Posted on Aug 23, 2017 at 15:55 UTC as 114th comment | 1 reply

erm....ounces ? pounds ?? WHY ?? Don't people learn scientific units of measurements in school anymore ? Linearaity and scale in base 10 people!! Eye of newt and toe of frog next.

Link | Posted on Aug 12, 2017 at 19:24 UTC as 85th comment | 59 replies

Wedding photographers take note.

Link | Posted on Aug 3, 2017 at 19:46 UTC as 26th comment | 1 reply
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photophile: Slightly digressing from the main story here - just how large a print can you make from a 100MP resolution ? Would it be enough for those large advert posters/hoardings you used to see on major roads, advertising breakfast cereals/ latest cinema films etc ? Come to think of - why have those large posters disappeared from the streets - migration of ads online, increased use of LED displays, or insufficient resolution from digital ?

@rbach44 - Thank you - that pretty much answers my question. Surprised at the 36DPI figure- but it makes sense given viewing distances. Thanks for chiming in.

Link | Posted on Aug 2, 2017 at 15:28 UTC
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photophile: Slightly digressing from the main story here - just how large a print can you make from a 100MP resolution ? Would it be enough for those large advert posters/hoardings you used to see on major roads, advertising breakfast cereals/ latest cinema films etc ? Come to think of - why have those large posters disappeared from the streets - migration of ads online, increased use of LED displays, or insufficient resolution from digital ?

Found a conversion table online:
Thus, to print an advertising-board sized poster with the following dimensions:
2.5 x 1.66 meters (3:2 aspect ratio) @ 159 micrometer pitch)
= 14764 x 9803 pixels - or approx 145MP
But as these posters are viewed from a distance, its possible to reduce the pitch value and hence use lower camera resolution.
All just academic in view of the emergence of large LED screen advertising.

Link | Posted on Aug 2, 2017 at 14:00 UTC

Slightly digressing from the main story here - just how large a print can you make from a 100MP resolution ? Would it be enough for those large advert posters/hoardings you used to see on major roads, advertising breakfast cereals/ latest cinema films etc ? Come to think of - why have those large posters disappeared from the streets - migration of ads online, increased use of LED displays, or insufficient resolution from digital ?

Link | Posted on Aug 2, 2017 at 10:46 UTC as 12th comment | 4 replies

Wasn't it possible to make the order long before the wedding shoot ? Why does the album cover have to feature one of the photos from the shoot ? i think an embossed title, date and names of the persons getting married would be classier. The photographer could also have had a clause in there that in the event a request for the album photo is not received with the specified time period, a selection would be made automatically.

In the 9 to 5 world, a new job contract can be several pages of clauses and sub-clauses. Even then a competent human resources person only takes about 20 minutes or so to go through it with you - to avoid any misunderstandings/complications afterwards. The point is - all this is done BEFORE signing the contract.

While I'm not excusing the behaviour of the customers in this case, I can't help thinking this mess could have been easily avoided if both parties had been absolutely clear and transparent about the nature of the agreement long before the shoot.

Link | Posted on Aug 2, 2017 at 09:23 UTC as 38th comment | 2 replies
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