HB1969

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On article Huawei Mate 9 quick review (45 comments in total)
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Rihass: Funny thing about these photo website is this. This phone is capable of emulation bokeh like no other, sure it's not perfect but it's the best i've seen and yet very rarely there is any mention of this awesome capability. I don't get it.

vadims: "...I'd fully expect it to become thing of the past pretty soon: just as face detection managed to turn from a gimmick to a very reliable feature in about a decade."

I agree- In time simulated DOF will improve and as an indicator for future developments, it's quite exciting.

Link | Posted on May 19, 2017 at 10:27 UTC
On article Huawei Mate 9 quick review (45 comments in total)
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Rihass: Funny thing about these photo website is this. This phone is capable of emulation bokeh like no other, sure it's not perfect but it's the best i've seen and yet very rarely there is any mention of this awesome capability. I don't get it.

I have to agree with noisephotographer. The simulated shallow DOF is pretty poorly executed. To me it looks like a beginners first attempt at faking bokeh in photoshop. I don't know how it compares to others (eg iphone). For all I know, this could be state of the art in computer processing. If it is then I'll be waiting a few generations before taking it seriously.

Link | Posted on May 15, 2017 at 05:59 UTC
On article Huawei Mate 9 quick review (45 comments in total)

Yikes, the simulated shallow dof shots of the leaves in the sample gallery look horrid. It looks like a badly executed and heavy handed use of the blur brush in photoshop.
Though, i wonder whether I would have noticed if I weren't a photographer?

Link | Posted on May 15, 2017 at 05:43 UTC as 6th comment | 1 reply
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HB1969: The amazing thing about this video, apart from its gorgeous visuals, is just how many satelites thare are zipping across the sky. Many people mistake them for meteors in photos

Thanks for clarifying Matt, It was the rotation of the earth that fooled me. I thought that surely a plane would travel through the sky faster that those fast streaks given that you can see the milky way apparently moving in the time that the streaks get from one end of the frame to the other. Obviously I was wrong :)
PS I enjoyed to video so much I watched it a few times :D

Link | Posted on May 5, 2017 at 21:50 UTC
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HB1969: The amazing thing about this video, apart from its gorgeous visuals, is just how many satelites thare are zipping across the sky. Many people mistake them for meteors in photos

No the faster moving satelites are in low earth orbit and the slower ones are further out. The same way murcury orbits the sun in 88days but Nuptune takes about 165 years.
Time squared is proportional to distance cubed (see Kepler's Law of Periods)

Link | Posted on May 1, 2017 at 23:15 UTC
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String: It's only for a hipster, it's too expensive, blah blah blah... why not look at it as more of a fun little project you can build with young kids and get them started with photography. Is that really such a bad thing?

Depending on the age of the child, assembling a few parts of a simple pre-fab camera is all their attention span will allow :)

Link | Posted on May 1, 2017 at 23:01 UTC
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HB1969: The amazing thing about this video, apart from its gorgeous visuals, is just how many satelites thare are zipping across the sky. Many people mistake them for meteors in photos

how true :)

Link | Posted on Apr 30, 2017 at 07:16 UTC
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robonrome: I really enjoyed this. I assume the fast streaks were meteors and the slower with less of a tail were either aircraft or satellites. What was your average shutter speed here...guessing around 20-30s as there's a little star elongation in some?

not meteors...satellites. The relative speed would depend on altitude

Link | Posted on Apr 30, 2017 at 01:27 UTC

The amazing thing about this video, apart from its gorgeous visuals, is just how many satelites thare are zipping across the sky. Many people mistake them for meteors in photos

Link | Posted on Apr 30, 2017 at 01:25 UTC as 5th comment | 6 replies
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Brian D3300: I like the idea but how do you get around needing to compose and focus first? Is there a way to design it so the filter can slide in and out while the lens stays mounted?

@AsukaHolic, the only problem with that strategy is that it only works well with the square filters. With circular filters, your likely to accidently move the focus while screwing in the filter, and the other type of filter Aurora offers attaches behind the lens (between the lens and body).

Link | Posted on Apr 30, 2017 at 00:29 UTC
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Glen78: Really poor timing on this as it sounds like delivery is going to just miss being in time for the August 21 eclipse when these would be useful.

The filters in question include screw-on and square so can be used on any lens

Link | Posted on Apr 29, 2017 at 00:22 UTC
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Glen78: Really poor timing on this as it sounds like delivery is going to just miss being in time for the August 21 eclipse when these would be useful.

Solar filters are 14+ stop as far as I know. If you shoot via liveview then your vision will be safe.
You'll still need to take the filter off to shoot totality if you want to get the suns corona

Link | Posted on Apr 28, 2017 at 10:59 UTC
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Brian D3300: I like the idea but how do you get around needing to compose and focus first? Is there a way to design it so the filter can slide in and out while the lens stays mounted?

I've stacked a 10 stop and 6 stop filter together (16stop total) and was able to autofocus easily enough. It was a Fuji X-E1 and in full midday sun though.
Edit: I just checked out the exif on that shot...ISO200 f/13 18mm end of the 18-55 f2.8-4.
I remember it gave me an AF confirmed green square but in reality, it could have missed focus and I wouldn't know becuase of the DOF.

Link | Posted on Apr 28, 2017 at 10:45 UTC
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MF....as in manual focus, not medium format

Link | Posted on Apr 27, 2017 at 14:25 UTC
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Mike99999: If people would correctly use F-stop for aperture (and its equivalence) and T-stop for light gathering, then there wouldn't be a need for the equivalency police.

The Olympus 25/1.2 has a max. T-stop of T/1.8.
The Sony 100/2.8 STF has a max. T-stop of T/5.6

There's no point in using aperture equivalences for light gathering. It is just senseless. The aperture equivelences (as posted by DPR) are useful for the resulting image one can achieve - just like the equivalent focal length.

Agree with the sentiment but how many lens manufacturers publish the T-stops of their lenses unless they're for cine use? Just curious.

Link | Posted on Apr 26, 2017 at 08:58 UTC
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marcio_napoli: Hmmm... Just the appropriate time. Remember that article a few weeks ago? (you know which one)

I think I saw it passing by, losing any relevance it had (if it had any) while I read this page.

Those arguments didn't hold ground for too long, eh?

Not quite, Zhong Yi optics makes manual focus lenses. There aren't a lot of people confortable with manual focusing such razor thin DOF. You're correct that it's only a matter of time before there are faster AF lenses from Fujifilm. They've already released a 110mm f/2 (approx 87mm f/1.6 equivalent).

Link | Posted on Apr 26, 2017 at 08:51 UTC
On article TriLens triple lens holder coming to Kickstarter (165 comments in total)
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Marty4650: What a great way to wear $5,000 on your belt... as you ride the subway in NYC.

I think this is meant for event shooters not street photogs.

Link | Posted on Apr 25, 2017 at 01:27 UTC
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mdmarqphoto: I was really looking forward to the Instax square format...but not so much now. I would really like an analog only version. I guess I may have to wait for a 3rd party to make something. Maybe a TLR using the square format, for that retro 6x6 feel?

I think fujifilm is ok with that...you still have to buy instax film packs

Link | Posted on Apr 22, 2017 at 08:55 UTC
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HB1969: I wonder if you can use the SQ10 as a printer

Yes I guessed that you could do that via the microSD card but it seems a bit fiddly to eject the card, insert in computer, format filenames to SQ10 compatible, download files, eject from computer and put back in SQ10 then print :(
I was wondering if it had some wireless connection like the SP1 and -2. It doesn't look like it does unfortunately. Maybe in the next model.

Link | Posted on Apr 22, 2017 at 08:52 UTC

I wonder if you can use the SQ10 as a printer

Link | Posted on Apr 19, 2017 at 06:47 UTC as 29th comment | 3 replies
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