Impulses

Lives in Puerto Rico Puerto Rico
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Joined on Apr 7, 2013

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They call me Hans: INB4 obligatory MILC vs DSLR argument.

About 4 posts too late...

Link | Posted on Jun 10, 2017 at 09:06 UTC
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ttran88: If you got a dslr within the past 5yrs there's really no reason to upgrade or buy another. Nothing much has improved to making your life easier.
Still need to micro adjust lenses ✔️ , Still need to Move focus points around or focus and recompose for portraits ✔️, shooting in live view still sucks ✔️, would still rather use your iPhone for videos ✔️, still loud and clunky ✔️, 100% viewfinder is for the rich only ✔️, still too heavy/big so it's collecting dust on the shelf ✔️. 😊

Ehh, I'm all about mirrorless but there's a free bullet points there which DSLR *have addressed* in the last 2-3 years. Canon's Dual Pixel models seem more than fine in live view now and it's probably what I'd opt for if I wanted a DSLR (I don't)... Nikon also introduced automatic micro adjustment by using live view with the D500 IIRC.

Video, face detect, and shutter/mirror limitations still remain tho...

Link | Posted on Jun 10, 2017 at 09:05 UTC

Seems to be much more about working with a model than knowing what to do either piece of kit. I could tell you all about the pros cons of either setup and what shots might be ideally suited for either but if you sit me in front of a model I'd probably waste her time and mine, just not in my wheelhouse!

Link | Posted on Jun 9, 2017 at 22:53 UTC as 16th comment
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Sactojim: So it appears DPR is now a branch of the Huffington Post? What's with you guys and your need to throw politics into this site??

Maybe Sactojim saw where it links to and instantly flinched? (then posted without actually clicking?)

The article itself couldn't be less political, it's actually all about the technical aspects of the shot and even makes it point of explaining why the photo went for a wide shot like this rather than a close portrait (the testimony had been pre released so it was likely there wouldn't be any extreme facial reactions etc).

Talks about delivering it via wifi hotspot etc., It's actually quite interesting and pretty much all about his job as a photographer.

Link | Posted on Jun 9, 2017 at 22:49 UTC
On article Benro launches ProAngel line of compact travel tripods (13 comments in total)
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HRC2016: 15" folded a travel tripod seems kind of long to me.

Yeah, closer to 12" seems more ideal.

Link | Posted on Jun 9, 2017 at 05:33 UTC
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princecody: These iPhone commercials are very deceptive in my opinion. It gives the average consumer false hope on realistic expectations 😏

Pana GX85, Sony a6xxx, etc. Hell even an RX100...

Link | Posted on Jun 9, 2017 at 05:16 UTC
On article Benro launches ProAngel line of compact travel tripods (13 comments in total)
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Paul Richman: I can't find these anywhere. When will they be available, and where?

Reversible center column, weight hook, legs that can go almost 90 degrees, yadda yadda. All the semi standard stuff for this class... Tho I think the leg locks are not spring loaded and self locking... Not all models are sold head less, the heads have a friction knob.

Link | Posted on Jun 8, 2017 at 21:29 UTC
On article Benro launches ProAngel line of compact travel tripods (13 comments in total)
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Paul Richman: I can't find these anywhere. When will they be available, and where?

They look alright, the smallest is still kinda big when folded for an ultra portable (16')... They're all 5 leg section alu models, with progressively thicker legs. Only somewhat novel features I see are the single lock legs (guess that's catching on), and the threaded accessory mount on the spider. Max heights seem to be between 50-60' with a 2 section center column extended (varies by model) and 40-50 without.

Link | Posted on Jun 8, 2017 at 21:27 UTC
On article Benro launches ProAngel line of compact travel tripods (13 comments in total)
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Paul Richman: I can't find these anywhere. When will they be available, and where?

Here we go, looks like they have the single leg lock design of the Mefoto Airs and some Velbons.

http://www.benrousa.com/products/photo-proangel/#proangel-tripods

Link | Posted on Jun 8, 2017 at 21:16 UTC
On article Benro launches ProAngel line of compact travel tripods (13 comments in total)
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Paul Richman: I can't find these anywhere. When will they be available, and where?

Looks like they sent the same vague PR blurb to a few news outlets, none have specs or any info. They're already listed on the Bento site, tho I don't see any summary of the new line specifically.

Link | Posted on Jun 8, 2017 at 21:14 UTC
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CallumG: When you try and isolate your subject from the background or do a follow focus, me and my DSLR will be waiting.....and laughing.

Or instead of being a smug jerk, you could be waiting ready to welcome and advice any content creator that decides to make that jump. That kinda attitude is part of the reason many stick with their phones and/or give up. The world could use a little less negativity.

Link | Posted on Jun 8, 2017 at 18:13 UTC
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princecody: These iPhone commercials are very deceptive in my opinion. It gives the average consumer false hope on realistic expectations 😏

Even tho Apple are masters of marketing AND I don't think people should be upgrading from one relatively recent phone to the next hoping for vast improvements*, I do agree with Blackjack in a grand scheme kind of way. Technology has opened doors for a lot more content creation from a lot more people.

* (and they do upgrade hoping for that, a lot, and at $750+ a pop - which otherwise buys a lot of camera)

Link | Posted on Jun 8, 2017 at 18:11 UTC
On article This USB flash drive looks like a miniature Leica M10 (31 comments in total)
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Satyaa: Even this is overpriced because of the logo... by at least 3 times if not more.

Search Amazon for 16GB drives... <scroll scroll> Oh serval Sandisks for $7-8... <switch tabs> What was the Leica again? $45. Hmm, more like 6x. The Leica dot must be expensive even when it's 5mm across.

Link | Posted on Jun 8, 2017 at 04:05 UTC
On article This USB flash drive looks like a miniature Leica M10 (31 comments in total)

$45 for 16GB? Priced just like a true Leica. :P

Link | Posted on Jun 7, 2017 at 21:08 UTC as 17th comment | 2 replies
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Rob890: I don't think either company, nikon or fujifilm are doing that well in their camera business. Dedicated camera sales have been spiraling down constantly for years. It's not because nikon hasn't been innovating, it's just a general consumer trend. Years ago people bought a camera because there weren't any alternatives to the sort. Now, every one with a mobile phone has potentially a good enough camera to not warrant the purchase of a separate and dedicated one. Do we really think that enthusiast and pros can keep a company afloat? Not likely. There are going to be casualties in this market and mirror less won't save anyone indefinitely.

Fuji is part of a much bigger and diversified company tho, their future isn't riding solely on the camera business. Nikon's is.

Link | Posted on Jun 7, 2017 at 12:53 UTC
On article 15 useful tips for more effective cropping (13 comments in total)
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rurikw: Some good points and useful reminders. But why does he say you have to start anew with a saved file if you want to back off later? Doesn't he know about the lossless crop tool in PS (and many other programs too i'd presume)?

While I agree with you on principle... And I definitely agree with the end remark (disk space IS cheap, save it all, the RAW, the PSD, the final output, etc etc)... I don't think the situation is that dire for anyone that doesn't follow said advice, at least if they have some technical know how.

One can still open .doc files from 20 years ago by just patching Office with the appropriate update/converter, and even in a worst case scenario where that isn't possible it wouldn't be an insurmountable task to load up a VM with an old OS/app version to open anything.

Something to avoid if possible tho, archiving properly will definitely save one a ton of headache in the long run.

Link | Posted on Jun 7, 2017 at 08:37 UTC
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Jorginho: Asperitas. Not Undulatus Asperatus FWIW...Not that it makes the video worse.

Sweet shots Jorgi!

Link | Posted on Jun 7, 2017 at 08:31 UTC
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Jorginho: Asperitas. Not Undulatus Asperatus FWIW...Not that it makes the video worse.

Your correction made me Google it, so thanks! Pretty interesting, tho Wikipedia has the two terms as two distinct kinds of clouds (I guess there's hybrids?)... They also say this about Asperitas:

" Added to the International Cloud Atlas in March of 2017, it is the first cloud formation added since cirrus intortus in 1951.[2] The name translates approximately as "roughness".[3] "

3 months ago they weren't even officially a thing! :P I'm joking of course, didn't even know there was such a thing as a Cloud Atlas.

Link | Posted on Jun 7, 2017 at 08:18 UTC

Gets really trippy by the end... At first it just looks like weird clouds, then an alien mist, but that final shot almost makes it look like it's underwater, amazeballs. Didn't mind the soundtrack at all myself.

Link | Posted on Jun 7, 2017 at 08:12 UTC as 3rd comment
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Rensol: Hi there.
Couple things to remember.
1. There is no use for filters/claims of Haze Reducing or UV protective filters!
Here is why. absolutely NO digital camera nor modern lens transmit UV light (in appreciateful quantities) to introduce haze to your photos. Use of such filters is as ridiculous as use of "Tungsten" color correcting filters of film era on digital cameras.

2. Any filter affect image quality in a way that it reduces light passing thru it. Unless it is something you need (say ND or PL, etc.. ) they will not make your photos better, clearer, brighter,

3. I do use MC AR coated filters on ALL my lenses. I hate dirty lenses! I would never put non coated or spin coated filter on the lens.
Benefits of protective filters are very simple. You save your front glass and keep resalle value of your lenses high.

4. Some filters have what is called dust/moisture repelling coating (oleo and hidrophobic) coating. While these are helpful to some degree some times they can turn filter cleaning into nightmare.
By the way anyone with MS in chemistry can deposit hidrophobic coating at home. It will cost you way more then to buy said filter but still... :)

5. Proper optically flat filter will NOT affect focusing system of any kind.

6. In some critical cases when you shoot against strong light sources it might be beneficial to shoot without even the best AR coated filter. Just take it off and put it back.

By all means, share away... Can't one just dry wipe afterwards?

Link | Posted on Jun 7, 2017 at 05:38 UTC
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