kiri

Lives in Japan Osaka, Japan
Works as a teacher, designer, dancer
Joined on Dec 21, 2002

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Senior Software Developer: "the product will not be made available to general photographers or customers for personal use"

^ The most important sentence in the press release

That kinda makes me want it more...

Link | Posted on Nov 25, 2020 at 11:12 UTC
On article Canon EOS R5 review (2971 comments in total)

Amazing camera, but if you intend to use the video modes like 8k or 4k/120fps, don't overlook how fast it is going to burn through your storage. Those files are going to be HUGE.

Link | Posted on Jul 9, 2020 at 14:56 UTC as 525th comment | 1 reply

Interesting looking device, but I don't really understand what they are going for with the design.
From what I can tell, there are 3 dials/scrollwheels, and a D-pad, and some randomly placed buttons. All with some rather odd placements.

I like how small it is, but it doesn't seem like it would offer enough functionality to really boost productivity. At least not for my workflow.

Link | Posted on May 19, 2020 at 14:05 UTC as 41st comment | 1 reply
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kiri: The biggest downside to this camera IMO is that it's L-mount.
That immediately makes it a costly and limited option given the prices of the lenses.
If there were more budget lenses available, it would be a great video camera.

Interesting. Do you give up anything when using adapted lenses?

Link | Posted on May 18, 2020 at 12:11 UTC
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kiri: You can also do this in Windows with certain cameras.
I've got my sony hooked up via usb and going through Remote>OBS>Zoom. Then I have a lav mic plugged directly into the PC. It seems to work well.

It should work. I've only tried it with my A7Rii.
https://support.d-imaging.sony.co.jp/app/imagingedge/en/

Link | Posted on May 17, 2020 at 14:53 UTC

The biggest downside to this camera IMO is that it's L-mount.
That immediately makes it a costly and limited option given the prices of the lenses.
If there were more budget lenses available, it would be a great video camera.

Link | Posted on May 17, 2020 at 13:51 UTC as 59th comment | 6 replies

You can also do this in Windows with certain cameras.
I've got my sony hooked up via usb and going through Remote>OBS>Zoom. Then I have a lav mic plugged directly into the PC. It seems to work well.

Link | Posted on May 13, 2020 at 06:17 UTC as 18th comment | 3 replies
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kiri: If only I could fly it somewhere...

It's more an issue of the draconian laws where I live which make it illegal to fly virtually anywhere.

Link | Posted on May 3, 2020 at 04:14 UTC

If only I could fly it somewhere...

Link | Posted on Apr 30, 2020 at 15:08 UTC as 51st comment | 5 replies

The blind adherence to laws without any thought put into their function, and the increasing number of nationalists and government apologists is truly disturbing.
Apparently a large portion of the population is perfectly happy to be kept in the dark and live in whatever reality the government deems fit for them.

Link | Posted on Apr 17, 2020 at 06:02 UTC as 66th comment | 2 replies

I'd love to try this out, but that price tag is insane

Link | Posted on Mar 28, 2020 at 05:04 UTC as 5th comment
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CobraClutch: Why does this need a kickstarter? Why would a company rebrand to sell an almost identical product, but need crowdfunding to make it happen? This feels like a scam. And I own the original palette. . .

I don't see the problem either. I understand people are skeptical of kickstarter campaigns, but there have been a lot of good products that come out if it too.
A lot of things that would never have gotten made without the platform.

Link | Posted on Sep 18, 2019 at 09:29 UTC
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CobraClutch: Why does this need a kickstarter? Why would a company rebrand to sell an almost identical product, but need crowdfunding to make it happen? This feels like a scam. And I own the original palette. . .

What about Peak Design? They launch everything on kickstarter despite being a well established and successful company.

Link | Posted on Sep 17, 2019 at 23:41 UTC
On article It is now illegal to drink and drone in Japan (89 comments in total)
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kiri: I really don't see why this was necessary. Its already illegal to fly a drone virtually anywhere in Japan.

All 941 parks in Osaka are banned. Along with cultural sites, etc.. You'd have to go out in the middle of nowhere to be able to fly.
I was once told by a police officer, the only place I could legally fly was over the sea in an unpopulated area...

Link | Posted on Jun 15, 2019 at 10:16 UTC
On article It is now illegal to drink and drone in Japan (89 comments in total)

I really don't see why this was necessary. Its already illegal to fly a drone virtually anywhere in Japan.

Link | Posted on Jun 14, 2019 at 23:23 UTC as 37th comment | 3 replies
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kiri: And again all the older models, even the mk2 models are left behind. The lack of support from Sony is a bit disappointing, unless you are willing to upgrade your body every year.

Let's at least hope its a lot better than playmemories

Why the hell not??? Plenty of companies continue to support their products years after release. As well they should. Especially when buying a $3000+ product, it should be a given.
Playmemories was a mess from the start and never got any proper updates.
I expect more when investing in a product eco-system.

Link | Posted on Jan 18, 2019 at 07:33 UTC

And again all the older models, even the mk2 models are left behind. The lack of support from Sony is a bit disappointing, unless you are willing to upgrade your body every year.

Let's at least hope its a lot better than playmemories

Link | Posted on Jan 17, 2019 at 04:12 UTC as 21st comment | 4 replies

Beautiful looking cameras. If I shot with film, I'd be all over this.

Link | Posted on Nov 3, 2018 at 02:48 UTC as 56th comment | 2 replies
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Greg OH: Do we really need to facilitate each and every "retro" scam in the marketplace? Digital cameras and printers were invented for a reason.

Sure, I miss the old days. I actually have a Canon AE-1 and a Nikon FE. But, buying a new camera or printer with old technology? Crazy.

But batteries? Who, exactly, doesn't have the ability to charge their printer? Do they use a battery-less cell phone?

Canon Ivy. HP Sprocket. Or, if it doesn't need to be portable, a quality inkjet. All better and cheaper.

/rant

None of those are cheaper. In fact, this thing is the cheapest you can find.
The quality is probably not great (I haven't actually used one), but it has a certain appeal, and none of those other cameras are exactly going to make professional looking prints anyway.

Link | Posted on Oct 18, 2018 at 05:34 UTC

Smartphone cameras are getting really good. They are also getting really expensive.
Seems like a phone costing over $1000 is going to be the norm very soon.

Link | Posted on Oct 10, 2018 at 07:44 UTC as 14th comment | 1 reply
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