WayneHuangPhoto

Joined on Dec 24, 2011

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Scottelly: I don't know much about Bowens, but they seem to be more expensive than Alien Bees, which are probably responsible for a number of strobe manufacturers going out of business. Too bad, because it looks like Bowens makes some good stuff. It's hard to believe they can't keep running, with all that they have in place (over 300 products listed at B&H - a few dozen in stock). It seems like the hard, up-hill work has already been done. I can't find Alien Bees at B&H at all.

Of course there is the cheaper competition, like Impact and Interfit, and a lot of buyers choose those, rather than the more expensive stuff. It could be that those companies are offering good enough equipment now that there's no need for most photographers to pay twice as much to upgrade later. When I started with a set of Impact 160 WS lights, they recharged to full power in 5 seconds. I thought I needed more speed, and I didn't take very good care of them, so when one stopped working, I bought a set of Alien Bees.

I immediately thought of Alien Bees too as a reason Bowens is out the door. The quality of strobes have come a long way. You buy one and it just works for years without breakage. You'd only ever have to replace the bulb. With this kind of long-term product ownership, can't imagine you can remain solvent in an already over-saturated market. And new prosumer/semi-pro buyers entering the market aren't going to spend $2500+ on a set of strobes and battery packs when they can get it for half less.

Link | Posted on Jul 18, 2017 at 18:37 UTC
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LiangMing: I use LED light to carry around easily, plus my new camera can handle high ISO in most situation without any lighting at all.

Typical gear-head commentary. If you think the purpose of studio lights is so you don't have to crank up the ISO, you know nothing.

Link | Posted on Jul 18, 2017 at 18:28 UTC
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Bmark: To me this is a yawn and potentially displaces other articles that we might find more useful. I'm not sure what motivates people to take the effort to accomplish something that is not really useful or does not push us forward.

No problem with your comment, but I see you have a problem with mine. ;)

Link | Posted on Jul 6, 2017 at 23:29 UTC
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Bmark: To me this is a yawn and potentially displaces other articles that we might find more useful. I'm not sure what motivates people to take the effort to accomplish something that is not really useful or does not push us forward.

Feeling dense?

Link | Posted on Jul 6, 2017 at 17:21 UTC
On article Video: First look at the Canon EOS 6D Mark II (127 comments in total)
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WayneHuangPhoto: Wow...I have the first 6D and for everything that it was at launch in 2012, it was a great camera. I was actually looking forward to the MKII, but five whole years later and this is their replacement? A wholly unremarkable camera with specs that don't justify the $2000 price point. No 4k video, a not-that-great 26 mp sensor, still no headphone jack.

The 5D mark II was released in 2012, not 2008. The original 5D is from 2005.

Link | Posted on Jun 30, 2017 at 23:02 UTC
On article Video: First look at the Canon EOS 6D Mark II (127 comments in total)

Wow...I have the first 6D and for everything that it was at launch in 2012, it was a great camera. I was actually looking forward to the MKII, but five whole years later and this is their replacement? A wholly unremarkable camera with specs that don't justify the $2000 price point. No 4k video, a not-that-great 26 mp sensor, still no headphone jack.

Link | Posted on Jun 29, 2017 at 18:18 UTC as 25th comment | 6 replies

The water may be pure, but let me tell you...all those bits of plastic that end up in the Pacific, and eventually in the food chain, which we're a part of, that's the opposite of pure.

Link | Posted on Jun 21, 2017 at 21:55 UTC as 51st comment | 3 replies

I own a HTC Vive and agree with much of this assessment. It's also the reason why my Vive unfortunately has been sitting unused and collecting dust.

I've seen some really compelling content, but the current technology and hardware keeps me from wanting to go back for more.

These are my top problems with the VR experience:

Hardware: Depending on the content, VR can have you moving around a lot and immersed for a while, which if you break out in sweat easily, makes having the headset strapped to your face really uncomfortable.

Resolution: Low resolution and the screen door effect that comes with it limits how immersed you get in it.

Nausea: I don't know whether this will ever be solved, but everyone eventually gets it, even if you don't feel it right away.

Mobility: Moving around in VR isn't quite there. The method of teleporting from place to place in a VR setting is favorite, but developers need to figure out how to make your legs seamlessly part of the experience.

Link | Posted on Jun 7, 2017 at 01:29 UTC as 31st comment
On article TriLens triple lens holder coming to Kickstarter (165 comments in total)

Yeah, let's all start strapping $3000+ of bare, unprotected glass onto our hip.

Link | Posted on Apr 28, 2017 at 15:55 UTC as 5th comment
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M Chambers: Big Brother is hiring.

I'd love to take a photo of the Ten Commandments on display in the Supreme Court so it can be shown the next time they ban the Ten Commandments from being displayed in or around other court houses.

What have you been smoking? Ten Commandments?

Link | Posted on Mar 21, 2017 at 21:16 UTC
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BobORama: Show me an artist for hire and I will show you someone who compromises their vision.

Show me someone who never compromises their vision and I will show you pretentiousness.

Link | Posted on Jan 25, 2017 at 21:49 UTC

Cannon full format eh?

Link | Posted on Dec 28, 2016 at 22:21 UTC as 262nd comment | 1 reply
On article Manfrotto launches stylish Windsor Collection bags (60 comments in total)
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fairfaxian: SOS. Camera bag makers still don't seem to understand that carrying a bag full of lenses, bodies, and a tripod is far too great a load for a bag with no waist band (cummerbund). I can only imagine how my shoulders would feel after an hour of that. EVERY backpack manufacturer knows this. Why does it still elude the photo industry? BTW -you don't need heavy padded shoulder straps if the waist band properly supports the weight. And anyone who eschews waist band bags is probably only toting a light load. And ditto all those who don't want photo logos or other frills that only encourage thieves.

Manfrotto primarily makes tripods, monopods and the like, not camera bags, so yeah, this isn't exactly their area of expertise.

Link | Posted on Nov 22, 2016 at 21:49 UTC

Get a RAVPower Filehub and use any hard drive you want to backup. Costs you all of $40 plus cost of HD.

Link | Posted on Nov 15, 2016 at 23:53 UTC as 13th comment | 5 replies

He's confused bold risk with being totally ignorant of a clear market demand.

Link | Posted on Nov 3, 2016 at 21:13 UTC as 321st comment
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Will B Milner: Here is a few of my entries that didn't make the cut, the UK is an amazing place to live :)

https://m.facebook.com/WBMilner/photos/?tab=album&album_id=940679459387503&ref=bookmarks

I'm amazed that you don't realize that, like, most photography websites are full of show-offs.

Link | Posted on Oct 26, 2016 at 00:26 UTC
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Michael_13: Who will buy this lens?
... and who wants to look at these terribly distorted pictures?

Yup, some producers don't need to do full 360 VRs, but may want something more than 180 degrees. This lens would do that in one take and lessen production time.

Link | Posted on Oct 21, 2016 at 19:32 UTC
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rjaywallace: Please estimate how many photo enthusiasts are going to shell out $3,750 in order to buy a 250° lens for their Olympus Pen F, Pen 8 or Panasonic GX8.

Not many, it's obvious this is for the professional market that would use the 4/3 format for producing 4k VR videos and stills.

Link | Posted on Oct 20, 2016 at 23:58 UTC
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Michael_13: Who will buy this lens?
... and who wants to look at these terribly distorted pictures?

Since you missed the part where it says: "The company details the Entaniya Fisheye as being suitable for producing different types of VR content depending on which lens version is used."

Let me clue you in: People who produce VR content will buy this lens because this lens is made for producing VR content.

Link | Posted on Oct 20, 2016 at 23:56 UTC
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majorpaul: This notion that smartphone is gonna kill professional photography is almost like thinking that restaurants and chefs are gonna disappear because you can cook at home

It's more like camera manufacturers making dSLRs more affordable to the larger consumer market diminished the perceived value of professional photography.

Link | Posted on Sep 9, 2016 at 22:11 UTC
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