WayneHuangPhoto

Joined on Dec 24, 2011

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HRC2016: I wonder if the RRS CEO cares to elaborate on his claims.
Is his company paying for employees to move? If not, that's an added expense (which is his reason for moving).

Of course his employees will now have to content with Utah air and water quality.

CA is an expensive state for a reason. That's because CA and many local areas care about their citizens and natural resources, and because it's desirable.

Have fun in Utah!

It is desirable in other aspects, but as it says in the article: "This migration data is a good example how our high cost of living scares off folks thinking of relocating here from other states."

To be more specific, it's a lack of affordable housing, and an excess of luxury housing development. Way too many people are spending 2/3 or more of their income on rent, and the values of homes are absurdly inflated. We're talking 1-2 bedroom houses built in the 1920-30s, on small lots, without any remodeling going for $450,000 in, $650,000+ flipped in larger metros like LA.

Link | Posted on Feb 21, 2018 at 19:38 UTC
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HRC2016: I wonder if the RRS CEO cares to elaborate on his claims.
Is his company paying for employees to move? If not, that's an added expense (which is his reason for moving).

Of course his employees will now have to content with Utah air and water quality.

CA is an expensive state for a reason. That's because CA and many local areas care about their citizens and natural resources, and because it's desirable.

Have fun in Utah!

San Luis Obispo is hardly representative of California. It's an expensive city and county that caters to the rich and upper middle class. They could have relocated to a number of places in the state with lower living costs.

Link | Posted on Feb 21, 2018 at 19:16 UTC

Steve McCurry would approve.

http://www.scmp.com/culture/arts-entertainment/article/2021599/photographer-steve-mccurry-capturing-humanity-single

Link | Posted on Feb 21, 2018 at 19:03 UTC as 47th comment | 1 reply
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NOWHITELENS: Even Ansel Adams "faked" photos (dodge and burn) and if you watch any Hollywood movie you will see fakery is 100 % necessary in order to be successful.
It is sad, but I guess the same goes for photography. Fake sells.

I guess if you want to take your funky line of comparison further, those mountains and trees were "posing" too. Not natural at all.

Link | Posted on Feb 21, 2018 at 18:58 UTC
On article This is the world's first variable graduated ND filter (150 comments in total)
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WayneHuangPhoto: Except for doing long exposures, ND filters don't make sense in digital (for me, anyway) for landscape photography when you get much more leverage from multiple exposures and layering in post. Cool product nonetheless.

Tom, I agree, it does look different, but you can also go the route of layer masking, which essentially gives you the same cool, contrasty as a ND, but with more control over details. I sometimes find that the ND will leaves trees or other elements imposed over the sky underexposed.

Link | Posted on Jan 19, 2018 at 23:43 UTC
On article This is the world's first variable graduated ND filter (150 comments in total)

Except for doing long exposures, ND filters don't make sense in digital (for me, anyway) for landscape photography when you get much more leverage from multiple exposures and layering in post. Cool product nonetheless.

Link | Posted on Jan 19, 2018 at 19:55 UTC as 53rd comment | 5 replies
On article Why you should own a 135mm F2 lens (383 comments in total)
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brodgar: Be careful. YMMV but I will never buy a 135mm F2 without AF. It is too hard to focus.

Some years ago I bought a Nikon 135mm F2 AIS and tried it on my D800 -- on a tripod with fixed target, MUP etc.

Manually focusing I got 1 super sharp pic in 200 blurry ones. The lens was in great condition just unusable.

Agree. LCD isn't reliable enough for MF. But at f2, even AF is prone to mis-focus given the razor thin DOF. This is especially true for portraits when you're trying to focus on the eyes, but you get the eyelashes instead even though it looked fine on the LCD.

Link | Posted on Jan 2, 2018 at 22:45 UTC
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Gmon750: Darwinism at its best. I have no sympathy for such moronic displays of stupidity. This clown did it just for youTube cred and Instagram likes.

I don't really see folks that have done that stuff and live to tell about it later in life, or outside of a wheelchair.

Being an unsympathetic a-hole must be a lonely existence.

Link | Posted on Dec 14, 2017 at 18:18 UTC
On article Gear of the Year 2017 - Dan's choice: Sony a9 (343 comments in total)
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Slapstick Noir: As much as I try to love α9, being a Sony admirer in general, I'd always get back to this:
https://www.dpreview.com/reviews/image-comparison/fullscreen?attr144_0=sony_a9&attr144_1=canon_eos1dxii&attr144_2=nikon_d5&attr144_3=nikon_d500&attr146_0=100_5&attr146_1=100_5&attr146_2=100_5&attr146_3=100_5&attr177_0=efc&attr177_1=efc&attr177_2=efc&attr177_3=efc&normalization=full&widget=524&x=0.1477208619647979&y=0.5451411278756476

What's their excuse?!

That's a fascinating noise pattern on the a9.

Link | Posted on Nov 30, 2017 at 18:22 UTC
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marcio_napoli: Disclaimer: I'm at my day job right now, I've watched the video without audio (this may affect my comment?).

Impressive alien tech. As a feat of technology, it's absolutely impressive.

Changing light after the shot could be the single most impressive advance in photography after digital took over 2 decades ago.

OTOH...

From a photography POV, it takes away of the last things an actual photographer could claim as a child of his/her talent, experience and hard work: understanding light, and the ability to do it well, on the fly, under pressure, on real time under the watch of an impatient client.

You take that away, and congratulations, everyone deserves a star, yay.

Another reason why pro photography is dead. Yaay.

With things like this, fake DOF on cellphones, etc, the coffin is already running out of space for another nail.

Amazing how you can kill a wonderful profession that has endured decades (centuries?) is less than 20 years.

Well, that's one very cynical way to look at it.

Link | Posted on Nov 30, 2017 at 18:19 UTC

This thing is leaps and bounds ahead of its time. Even 5k can't be handled with the most powerful hardware currently available in the consumer market, and the Vive/Oculus with their 1080p and distracting screen door effect just don't do justice to this content. And when the technology does catch up, it'll probably cost more than most people are willing to pay. In other words, VR is going to remain a side novelty for a long time to come. But really, it's not videos currently driving the VR market, it's games and interactive content.

Link | Posted on Nov 29, 2017 at 23:50 UTC as 11th comment

This slider is beyond bro-y!

Link | Posted on Oct 17, 2017 at 23:00 UTC as 15th comment
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MrTaikitso: I never understood the point of VR photography, it is NOT the same as a computer generated or 3D modelled world. You're basically stuck in one space with a VR photo or video, else if the camera moves, everything will move in a fish eye like effect.

When the Nikon Keymotion? 360 degree camera was launched at 100 times less the price of this No Kia, I didn't understand the point. Same with the 360 degree camera module for the new Essential phone.

All pointless! VR has to be computer generated so you can actually move through it as if you were really there. This cannot be done with a camera due to the laws of physics!

There is something to be said of the feeling of immersion you get from looking around freely in a VR video/photo, but given the current technological constraints, I've yet to see something that makes me go "wow". The screen door effect and low resolution don't help. I own a HTC Vive and use it for gaming 99% of the time.

Link | Posted on Oct 12, 2017 at 16:51 UTC
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WayneHuangPhoto: This is pretty incredible IQ, especially considering where phone camera technology was just 5 years ago. Worthy update. With better lens attachments and the ability to record straight to a micro SD/SD card, and an external mic, you got a super portable lightweight on-the-go video rig.

This maker says it can record 4k video directly to a micro sd card via a lightning cable attachment. https://digitaloffers.imore.com/sales/iklips-wizard-storage-expanding-ios-card-reader-grey

Link | Posted on Sep 28, 2017 at 20:29 UTC

This is pretty incredible IQ, especially considering where phone camera technology was just 5 years ago. Worthy update. With better lens attachments and the ability to record straight to a micro SD/SD card, and an external mic, you got a super portable lightweight on-the-go video rig.

Link | Posted on Sep 27, 2017 at 19:05 UTC as 69th comment | 2 replies

Japanese company, Japanese patriarchal culture, which is more overt than in other countries. Not surprising their marketing and advertising arm wouldn't have the worldly-awareness to realize how male-dominated this campaign was. I have a Japanese female friend who once worked as a CAD designer at Nikon and she said ALL her co-workers were men, with the exception of some secretaries and assistants who were women. The company-man culture is not unlike how things were in the US many decades ago.

Link | Posted on Sep 14, 2017 at 18:24 UTC as 178th comment
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Ruekon: Thank God the photographer survived!

Next time better ask the policemen before setting up a tripod for taking photos of his actions.

Uh, I hope you're being sarcastic. You DON'T need to ask a po-po to do something that is completely legal. Classic victim-blaming for cowardice and poor training.

Link | Posted on Sep 5, 2017 at 19:27 UTC
On article Ricoh Theta V hands-on (32 comments in total)
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WayneHuangPhoto: Just checked out samples on YouTube. It's not impressive. Everything looks soft and not what you expect of 4k resolution.

Thanks for clarifying the technical aspect of it. I was thinking of 4K in terms of pixel resolution on a flat screen.

Link | Posted on Sep 1, 2017 at 20:28 UTC
On article Ricoh Theta V hands-on (32 comments in total)

Just checked out samples on YouTube. It's not impressive. Everything looks soft and not what you expect of 4k resolution.

Link | Posted on Aug 31, 2017 at 19:07 UTC as 8th comment | 2 replies
On article Canon EOS 6D Mark II Review (1110 comments in total)
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WayneHuangPhoto: I have been using the original 6D at work since 2013. Picked up a Fuji X camera few years back and been using that a lot more. The only thing that's been holding me back from completely moving to the X system are two things: waiting to see what would be offered by 6D MKII, and the lack of TTL remote triggers on the market for Fuji system. The first thing has been a disappointment. The second thing...well, with Roboshoot and now Flashpoint soon coming out with TTL remote triggers for Fuji, I think I may have been pushed over the edge.

Yes, I'm aware Roboshoot is already available. Not sure what others. I'm only aware of Flashpoint/Godox coming out with one soon.

Link | Posted on Aug 9, 2017 at 22:38 UTC
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