Joesiv

Lives in Canada Cloverdale, BC, Canada, Canada
Works as a Software Quality
Has a website at www.joesiv.com
Joined on Aug 11, 2006

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Jake2046: Photography has a lot to do with being at the right place at the right time.

Or just a lot of patience.

Link | Posted on Dec 18, 2017 at 23:27 UTC
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Tom Holly: Wow. My first hard drive was 10MB.

To think that this new drive holds more than 1000x times that!

lol, you mean 1000,000x that.

Link | Posted on Dec 12, 2017 at 20:51 UTC
On article Before and after: Shooting Raw with the iPhone X (66 comments in total)
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deep7: Forget the phone - if she was standing like that on the roof of my Land Rover, I'd be pretty grumpy!

It's amazing what just 3 more feet of height does to your composition, and vantage point. It's probably not hers anyways. :)

Link | Posted on Dec 6, 2017 at 23:57 UTC

lol... and we all used to joke about movies where they would "enhance" this and that image, and magically get more detail.

With this AI based machine learning stuff, it seems that those movies were way ahead of their time!

Next up, is machine learning to change "rotate that" from a still photo.

Link | Posted on Nov 1, 2017 at 21:28 UTC as 36th comment

Interesting timing, last week I just bought a YOGA 720, very similar in pure specs, might not be quite as good, but much much cheaper.

last gen 7700hq (quad core), Nvidia 1050, 4k display, touch screen/wacom digitizer. One major difference is that the screen does not detach, and battery life isn't as good. Build quality might be worse too, but I saved a ton of cash.

Anyone looking for something similar, so far the YOGA 720 has been good, I believe the dreaded "screen issue" is fixed now too. Also look up the Lenovo EPP code, it's a "friends and family" code, so is openly shareable. And can save you a couple hundred more.

Link | Posted on Oct 23, 2017 at 19:35 UTC as 2nd comment
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CreeDo: Just out of curiosity, is VR video usually done with such an insanely wide field of view? If the goal is to provide a reality simulation, wouldn't it make more sense to use something closer to a normal human field of view?

I donno guys, for VR, you need to have the cameras side by side, unless you are taking multiple frames for each perspective, with the orientation of the cameras moved, or are doing single perspective (no 3d) shooting.

If you don't move the cameras, but use the extra wide field of view, consider it's like you keeping your head still, but having your eyes move beyond 90 degrees to the left/right, if you could see through your head, the perspective isn't normal at all.

Link | Posted on Oct 24, 2016 at 16:14 UTC
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CreeDo: Just out of curiosity, is VR video usually done with such an insanely wide field of view? If the goal is to provide a reality simulation, wouldn't it make more sense to use something closer to a normal human field of view?

I think that's a good question!

Becuase a fisheye takes a photo from a single point, so for making a spherical photo that you can look around in using a VR headset, sure this would be great. But since the photo is from one "eye", it would be 2D.

To make a 3D image, you need a photo from two points in space, which is why we have two eyes. 3D rigs usually have two cameras to do these stereoscopic photos.

But here is the key to the question, would having two camera with two of these lens', provide a reasonable 3d experience. And I would think that the answer is no, because in image review, as you stray from looking at the center of the image, the orientation of the spacing between the "eyes" change! So if you look 90 degrees left, there will be no standard left/right gap between the images, they would effectively be in front of another.

Strange..

Link | Posted on Oct 21, 2016 at 17:09 UTC
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CreeDo: Would it not make more sense to do all these modifications to a full frame camera?

I know that long exposure noise will happen with those too, but you're still starting out with much less noise, especially if you can access ISO 50. And most astophotography is done with wide angle lenses, which are significantly less wide on the crop body.

I wouldn't say "most" astrophotography is done with wide angle lens', it's just that to do anything exciting with astrophotography you either need a wide angle, OR a telescope with tracking, which most photographers don't have. However, the astrophotographers (not terrestrial photographers that you're likely thinking of) have those tracking mounts and telescopes that accept cameras, and for them, the greater the magnification (more pixels on their subject) the better.

Link | Posted on Oct 14, 2016 at 14:18 UTC
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spidercrown: sensor's dynamic range may no longer matter in the near future.

That's his point, once you can do it "realtime", or at shot time with no motion artifacts, then the sensor it's self and it's dynamic range is no longer as important.

Doing it in post is much different, especially for moving subjects.

Link | Posted on Aug 9, 2016 at 14:57 UTC
On article Pentax K-1 Review (2678 comments in total)
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Joesiv: I think it's a bit odd to not reference that pixel shift ISO's are actually 4x's less sensitive.

In the review, the "ISO100" pixel shift results are fantastic, but I didn't see it mentioned that it takes 4x's more exposure time to create them, meaning 2 stops less sensitive. Perhaps an addendum or note about that? Or perhaps make compensate in the widget with a footnote on pixel shift results.

Interestingly, if you take the 2 stop advantage away from the pixelshift results, all of a sudden comparing to it's competitors makes sense. Of course you still get the benefit of a sharper and more color purity, but the noise advantage is gone, which makes sense given the actual exposure time.

To me, it's just the exposure time, which indicates sensitivity, based on the same output brightness.

In this case, it takes 4x's the exposure time to make the final output, so the sensitivity it lower.

Link | Posted on Jul 12, 2016 at 17:59 UTC
On article Pentax K-1 Review (2678 comments in total)

I think it's a bit odd to not reference that pixel shift ISO's are actually 4x's less sensitive.

In the review, the "ISO100" pixel shift results are fantastic, but I didn't see it mentioned that it takes 4x's more exposure time to create them, meaning 2 stops less sensitive. Perhaps an addendum or note about that? Or perhaps make compensate in the widget with a footnote on pixel shift results.

Interestingly, if you take the 2 stop advantage away from the pixelshift results, all of a sudden comparing to it's competitors makes sense. Of course you still get the benefit of a sharper and more color purity, but the noise advantage is gone, which makes sense given the actual exposure time.

Link | Posted on Jul 6, 2016 at 14:50 UTC as 303rd comment | 4 replies
On article Nikon D5 real-world low light, high ISO samples (279 comments in total)
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ManuelVilardeMacedo: People still look at these results like young boys going 'wow! An F1 car reaches 340 km/h', as if everything came down to top speed (or high ISO for all that matters).
Besides, I see no reason to use 1/1000 at a concert. 1/125 would be enough to freeze any motion with the camera handheld, especially if the photographer insists in using a wide-angle lens (in which case he could even safely use 1/60). That would make the noise much less intrusive. As it is, this is a mere exercise in the camera's capabilities. Which is great, of course, but in the real world, with the camera in the hands of a professional, things would be quite different.
Feel free to be impressed with these high noise images anyway.

I agree with you, I wasn't specifically talking about base ISO, which indeed can have more DR on some sensors, almost like a trade off for less high ISO.

However, I'm talking more about above base ISO.

If nikon produces a camera that has horrid noise at it's top ISO of 3200, then produces a camera B that has the same horrid noise but at ISO 12,800, chances are, camera b is going to look a lot better at ISO 3200 compared to camera a.

So all this talk about the Nikon D5 having high iso capabilities, which are still noisy, but totally useless because noone needs those high ISO's anyways, is a bit nonesense. Because even if you don't need those extremely high ISO's, you can still reap some benefits.

Link | Posted on Apr 4, 2016 at 22:24 UTC
On article Nikon D5 real-world low light, high ISO samples (279 comments in total)
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ManuelVilardeMacedo: People still look at these results like young boys going 'wow! An F1 car reaches 340 km/h', as if everything came down to top speed (or high ISO for all that matters).
Besides, I see no reason to use 1/1000 at a concert. 1/125 would be enough to freeze any motion with the camera handheld, especially if the photographer insists in using a wide-angle lens (in which case he could even safely use 1/60). That would make the noise much less intrusive. As it is, this is a mere exercise in the camera's capabilities. Which is great, of course, but in the real world, with the camera in the hands of a professional, things would be quite different.
Feel free to be impressed with these high noise images anyway.

well the higher the ISO you can go and get respectible results, the better the lower ISO's will look.

So if you can get 1/1000th of a second @ISO 50,000

You can always go down to 1/250th @ ISO 12,800 which will be obviously cleaner.

It's better to do ISO 12,800 on a camera than can do ISO 50,000 reasonably well, than a camera that can't or barely do ISO 12,800 reasonably well.

Link | Posted on Apr 4, 2016 at 16:35 UTC
On article Nikon D5 real-world low light, high ISO samples (279 comments in total)
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ManuelVilardeMacedo: People still look at these results like young boys going 'wow! An F1 car reaches 340 km/h', as if everything came down to top speed (or high ISO for all that matters).
Besides, I see no reason to use 1/1000 at a concert. 1/125 would be enough to freeze any motion with the camera handheld, especially if the photographer insists in using a wide-angle lens (in which case he could even safely use 1/60). That would make the noise much less intrusive. As it is, this is a mere exercise in the camera's capabilities. Which is great, of course, but in the real world, with the camera in the hands of a professional, things would be quite different.
Feel free to be impressed with these high noise images anyway.

ManuelVilardeMacedo, freezing cars is one part of the picture, what does the road and non moving subject matter look like?

Link | Posted on Apr 1, 2016 at 17:05 UTC
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ecka84: I don't think that any 16GB or 32GB card can really support 8K :). I mean, 30sec on 16GB, 60sec on 32GB ... ? Pointless.
Maybe they should start producing 2TB cards first and then worry about speed.

It's a future spec, are there any V90 cards out there now? Of course you can already buy 128GB and 256GB cards at slower ratings. As the future plays out, larger cards will come, which is why the "spec" for SDXC supports up to 2TB, but no cards are available. You can't release a card unless it's in the spec, so shoot for the moon with the specs, and maybe we'll get some manufacturer to make one.

Though 16GB and 32GB cards are perfect for other duties, such as photographers that don't shoot RAW.

Link | Posted on Mar 3, 2016 at 16:10 UTC
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Lassoni: I love this preparation for 8k. It means they're taking things seriously over SD shop, not wanting to be overthrown by some other card format. Means we get to stay small with SD cards, and not need anything else. Very good news to consumers since many manufacturers produce SD.

Unfortunatly, even 90MB/s isn't a high data rate for 8K, perhaps for highly compressed 8K, but for the consumer space I guess that's just fine. SD cards don't seem to have a future in the professional market where they will want lossless (or near lossless) 10+ bits, or RAW capture.

Link | Posted on Mar 3, 2016 at 16:05 UTC
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Marek Rucinski: Apple figured out the solution to such "problems" long ago...

Yeah, why include an SD card slot on a tablet or phone! Just confusion anyways!

Link | Posted on Mar 3, 2016 at 16:03 UTC
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Joesiv: I just hope that this doesn't make sigma and tamron lazy, and not keep working on out of the box performance, and instead rely on this dock as a crutch. I don't want to have to micro adjust AF for multiple different distances and focal lengths just because I can. If the focus adjustment needs that much tweaking from factory, there is a problem.

While I love the ability to tweak... it's a bit scary.

Obviously they'll adjust it in factory. But given the customer can tweak to their hearts content, they could easily get lazy, and instead of going back to the design to reduce tolerances, just rely on the customer to buy an expensive dock, and spend hours tweaking a zoom with all the focusing permutations.

I wouldn't worry if third party lens' had a stellar reputation for AF performance compared to the first party ones.

Link | Posted on Feb 23, 2016 at 22:26 UTC
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noflashplease: I thought that M43 lenses were supposed to be small and cheap? What's the problem here? Leica licensing fees? For less money, you can buy either a Tamron or Sigma 150-600mm, both of would offer a longer equivalent field of view on APS-C bodies. For only about $100 more, you could have a Nikon 200-500mm AND a 1.4x teleconverter?

"small", "cheap", "good" pick 2

maybe that doesn't work lol..

But really, mFT isn't about all lens' being small, it's about the ability to have small lens', and on average they are. But if you want the capability, mFT is also about getting greater capability from larger lens' than with bigger formats. Well, really just focal length, 400mm physical has 800 reach, that kind of thing.

Link | Posted on Feb 22, 2016 at 16:00 UTC
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vscd: Wasn't a "VARIO"-Zoom a Zoom which changes the Focus while changing the focallenght?

That's funny, I thought it was vario because it had a non fixed maximum aperture. lol..

Link | Posted on Feb 22, 2016 at 15:59 UTC
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