WayneHuangPhoto

Joined on Dec 24, 2011

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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 177th 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 (1129 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
On article Canon EOS 6D Mark II Review (1129 comments in total)

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.

Link | Posted on Aug 9, 2017 at 18:34 UTC as 94th comment | 3 replies
On article Canon EOS 6D Mark II Review (1129 comments in total)
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PhotoDiod: “It's true that every objective specification of the 6D Mark II has been improved upon when compared with its predecessor…”

Actually, that is NOT true.

How is reducing 24p and 30p bitrate from 91 Mbps to 30 Mbps an improvement in objective specification?

How is removing ALL-I video compression an improvement in objective specification?

Dropping ALL-I from 6DII makes video editing a lot less feasible. Thus, even casual video shooters who edit their footage are disadvantaged. For a photo/video camera, that’s a big negative.

Those issues have been noted numerous times by numerous people, including here on DPreview. So, I don’t understand why Carey and Richard chose to ignore them.

Not sure what the rationale to remove it was. Certainly does no harm to keep ALL-I, but my guess is that most consumers serious about using a Canon SLR for video production, hadn't looked to the 6D, but the 5D. Perhaps this is what Canon intended by design what with the lack of a jack for audio monitoring, etc.

Link | Posted on Aug 8, 2017 at 19:55 UTC
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nikon power: The work, the travel to shoot the photos might have taken the shooter's breath, but the photos did not take my breath. I breathed normally looking at all 10 photos just once; no need for a second look.

...says the fan boy named 'nikon power' who buys gear, talks gear, talks the technical talk, perhaps pixel peeps, but can't take a photo worth a dime.

Link | Posted on Aug 1, 2017 at 23:52 UTC
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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 (128 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 (128 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 26th 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
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