jkokich

Joined on Jan 25, 2012

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Is there a competition for most obviously faked photograph?

Link | Posted on Apr 28, 2018 at 16:17 UTC as 49th comment
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Arastoo Vaziri: So it was a still life after all.

Arastoo Vaziri, ladies and gentlemen!

Link | Posted on Apr 28, 2018 at 16:15 UTC
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Alex Akai: On the other hand this photo is so famous now, I am sure he can sell it for more than the Entry Fee ! :)

He’ll be hired to write a book.

Link | Posted on Apr 28, 2018 at 16:13 UTC
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wasTF: great, now can you make them nude, too? asking for a friend.

Heehee...

Link | Posted on Apr 20, 2018 at 19:29 UTC
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Sirandar: One small step from eliminating yet another human endeavor and occupation .....

Soon there will be an organic certification for human photos .... "Actually a picture of a real person who got paid". It will probably be just are wildly inaccurate as many organic food certifications.

If you want to see the future have a watch of the movie Moana, a fully realized 3d world with attention to detail and acting animation that rivals the very best of actual human acting. Since my Android phone now speaks better English than many people, it is just a short hop from cutting actors out of the picture too.....

As a director and producer, cutting actors out might not be a bad idea... (Sarcasm! Sarcasm! I’m also an actor).

Link | Posted on Apr 20, 2018 at 19:29 UTC
On article Panasonic Lumix GX9 sample gallery updated (103 comments in total)

If one of the goals is to reduce shutter shock, why not eliminate the shutter?

Link | Posted on Apr 2, 2018 at 19:29 UTC as 9th comment | 5 replies
On article Lytro is officially shutting down (207 comments in total)
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Jesse_Just_Him: Guest they just can't get their business in focus~~~

I see your point. (Keep this going!)

Link | Posted on Mar 28, 2018 at 16:59 UTC
On article Lytro is officially shutting down (207 comments in total)
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Michael Ma: What a shocker. It turns out capturing loads of detail without much forethought and trying to put perfume on a pig in post doesn't produce any keepers.

Right on.

Link | Posted on Mar 28, 2018 at 16:59 UTC
On article Lytro is officially shutting down (207 comments in total)
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qunamax: Well you can't base your camera tech around one gimmick that no one asked for or wanted.

I could never figure out exactly what they were trying to do.

Link | Posted on Mar 28, 2018 at 16:58 UTC

May he truly Rest In Peace.

Link | Posted on Feb 12, 2018 at 08:55 UTC as 6th comment
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jellyhat: I've just finished a feature documentary shot almost entirely on the Sony and it's an incredible camera. With the right lens and user it's pretty unbeatable

And you saved a lot of money. Bravo to you, and I hope the project is an immense success.

Link | Posted on Feb 7, 2018 at 20:13 UTC

If you show a movie/web series/video shot on either camera without a direct comparison to the other, no one is going to know, or care, which was shot by what camera. The only time you can make any choice between the two is when you have them side by side. Comparisons like this are interesting, but not really meaningful, unless you realize that one camera costs a lot more than the other.

Link | Posted on Feb 7, 2018 at 20:12 UTC as 15th comment | 2 replies
On article Panasonic Lumix DC-GH5S Review (589 comments in total)
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mosc: "in any situation where you need to maintain a certain depth-of-field, it can outperform the Sony" which is the situation most professional video used to be shot under. Huge depth of field minimizes the viewers displacement from adjusting their own focusing on different elements in the frame at different depths. Bokeh in a movie can be jarring.

I'm not saying video should be shot at 6x FF crop (1/3") all the time because the lens aperture is rarely available (it'd be really small f-numbers) for a desired focal length. I'm saying you really don't lose much going to 2x crop because an f2.8 lens is still probably too shallow for most shots at most focal lengths.

It's also notable to get the lower MP sensor here to shave off diffraction that creeps in from dropping information in sloppy downsampling due to limited processing capability at 60fps high res.

Well said, Santiago. I’ll add that, when shooting comedy, a deep depth of field is often used to allow more physical movement for the actors, or to show j9kes in the background.

Link | Posted on Feb 5, 2018 at 21:06 UTC
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cjones63: The lesson here is that in many cases, the gear used is inconsequential to the results and most people could not tell you whether you used a 10k rig or a 1k.

Exactly.

Link | Posted on Jan 18, 2018 at 18:29 UTC
On article Panasonic Lumix DC-GH5S Review (589 comments in total)
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mosc: "in any situation where you need to maintain a certain depth-of-field, it can outperform the Sony" which is the situation most professional video used to be shot under. Huge depth of field minimizes the viewers displacement from adjusting their own focusing on different elements in the frame at different depths. Bokeh in a movie can be jarring.

I'm not saying video should be shot at 6x FF crop (1/3") all the time because the lens aperture is rarely available (it'd be really small f-numbers) for a desired focal length. I'm saying you really don't lose much going to 2x crop because an f2.8 lens is still probably too shallow for most shots at most focal lengths.

It's also notable to get the lower MP sensor here to shave off diffraction that creeps in from dropping information in sloppy downsampling due to limited processing capability at 60fps high res.

Sometimes I find bokeh really distracting, which is the opposite of what it’s supposed to be.

Link | Posted on Jan 14, 2018 at 19:26 UTC
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jkokich: Sony A7R!

just how fast do you need your af?

Link | Posted on Jan 11, 2018 at 18:47 UTC

So, bitcoin says Kodak’s plan is a scam? Hmmm...

Link | Posted on Jan 11, 2018 at 18:16 UTC as 63rd comment | 1 reply

Sony A7R!

Link | Posted on Dec 21, 2017 at 08:15 UTC as 36th comment | 2 replies
On article Nikon D850 vs Sony a7R III: Which is best? (1095 comments in total)
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jackspra: The smaller size is definitely a positive.

I don’t understand the whole unbalanced thing. I rarely hold a camera with one hand, I usually hold the lens, if it’s big and heavy, and on a tripod, why would you just let the rig sit there, without making sure it’s stable?

Link | Posted on Dec 5, 2017 at 21:29 UTC
On article Nikon D850 vs Sony a7R III: Which is best? (1095 comments in total)
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bkellyusa: The size argument between the mirrorless and the DSLR is getting old. When Sony started on their mirrorless climb I think they thought that the smaller the better and it certainly got everyone's attention as to how much camera technology they could pack into a tiny box. Since that time Sony has increased both the size and egnomics of their cameras significantly.

The weight advantage issue with mirrorless cameras has also been been obscured by the misleading criticism that both cameras types get heavy when using telephoto lenses. That is only true if you are using long telephoto lenses. In the real world most people are using much shorter lenses and with that the mirroress wins hands down.

As to the future of DSLR's I think that the mirroless manufacturers have made it clear that the mirror itself is not a necessary part of modern camera design. In the future I just can't see anyone being willing to pay the additional cost of having a feature that you don't need.

I agree with you. A mechanical, flipping mirror, is simply not necessary, anymore.

Link | Posted on Dec 5, 2017 at 21:26 UTC
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