rdscibilia

Joined on Aug 13, 2013

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zakk9: Vertical video is unnatural because stories mostly happen horisontally. People, except Superman, move horisontally, cars drive horisontally, even birds mostly fly horisontally. If you're going to tell a story, you need to show more than the main subject and his or her smiling face. But all this might be obsolete these days of course, where most stories are about me, showing me using my new gadget to the world, a world that isn't watching anyway, so who cares...

Vertical is for selfies, period. That's where the market is, and Instagram knows that.

OK, here's a t-shirt: Life is a Landscape. Film that way.

Link | Posted on Jun 23, 2018 at 17:01 UTC
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whensly: all they had to do was tell you to shoot horizontal or talk to Apple and Samsung about offering Square (IG aspect ratio) crops for video and photos. If it was not for Apple and Samsung there would be NO IG.

Also camera makers like Canon, Sony, Nikon, Panasonic, Fuji etc should offer square aspect ratios for photos and videos for IG.

Back in the old days films and stills were ALL Square. Wide screen was created to compete with TV which was cutting into the profits of movie theaters.

Agree. (Didn't see this when I posted much the same point of view.)

Link | Posted on Jun 21, 2018 at 16:45 UTC

If they wanted a new format they should have gone square. That would have been classic Instagram, with a touch of vintage added.

Link | Posted on Jun 21, 2018 at 16:43 UTC as 31st comment

You're on to something. :)

Link | Posted on Jun 21, 2018 at 16:42 UTC as 32nd comment
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IdM photography: A personal observation: Only women film "vertically"... (probably more pragmatic, as men will consider this incorrect)...

You're on to something. :)

Link | Posted on Jun 21, 2018 at 16:42 UTC

IG knows its demographic. And, yes, it is too hard to ask that audience to shoot in landscape mode; they have no idea why they should or why it might be "better." And they don't care. *** The real challenge for IG will be to get people who give still photos at most three seconds of their attention an extended time for video.

Link | Posted on Jun 21, 2018 at 16:34 UTC as 33rd comment | 2 replies

It's Instagram, Jake!

Link | Posted on Jun 21, 2018 at 16:31 UTC as 36th comment
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breschdlingsgsaelz: I hope that Sony produces a waterproof version of their RX100 with mk7. The author sums it up quite well, but I would like to add: none of the options is particularly useful. smartphones faile miserably in ergonomics and image quality department (especially when in need for longer focal lengths), action cameras are only useful for very special uses, and in addition mainly interesting for video (hell, they do not even have a diaphragm!) and tough cameras are lacking in speed, IQ and features.

They have. It's called the RX0. (Yes, I know, it lacks some of the RX100's functionality, but it's much smaller and lighter and tougher too.) I have one, and the IQ of its still is very good.

Link | Posted on Jun 18, 2018 at 19:37 UTC
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D135ima: I think must happen revision of the rugged compact segment in the direction of improving iq and Olympus got close to this. They have Raw and 2.0 aperture, but this is not enough. Next step is bigger sensor - and this really will stand out rugget compacts in comparison with smartphones and action cameras, Maybe 1" is to big for zoom lens in compact body, but 1/1.7 or 2/3 with some sacrifice to long end - is pretty good perspective. The problem is.... Where is Olympus can get the modern 1/1.7 or 2/3 sensor with all this PDAF and 4k ? The 1/1.7 compacts have died out long time ago. Is there only P20 pro, but apparently it's some kind of exclusive sensor, and most likely it's not very cheap

Sony has the RX0. One-inch sensor.

Link | Posted on Jun 18, 2018 at 18:53 UTC
On article Report: Instagram to allow posting of hour-long videos (35 comments in total)

One hour long but it will get three seconds of attention span. It's Instagram, Jake!

Link | Posted on Jun 8, 2018 at 01:56 UTC as 13th comment
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rdscibilia: How does compare to the Nokia 808 of 2012?

Then there's this. I bought the 808 a couple of years ago (new) for not too much over $100. :)

Link | Posted on Mar 28, 2018 at 04:27 UTC
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rdscibilia: How does compare to the Nokia 808 of 2012?

I have had an 808 for over two years. It's capable of some very good imaging. I haven't seen the output of the P20; I'll take a look.

Link | Posted on Mar 28, 2018 at 01:22 UTC

How does compare to the Nokia 808 of 2012?

Link | Posted on Mar 27, 2018 at 17:28 UTC as 82nd comment | 6 replies
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rdscibilia: I'm still waiting for a firmware update to lock focus distance on the Coolpix A.

Maybe for Nikon, not for me. :) It sounds like a fix they could make without too much night work, frankly. Overall, quite a good camera.

Link | Posted on Mar 6, 2018 at 19:00 UTC

I'm still waiting for a firmware update to lock focus distance on the Coolpix A.

Link | Posted on Mar 2, 2018 at 16:06 UTC as 4th comment | 2 replies
On article Kodak shows off Super 8 camera in first sample reel (218 comments in total)

Processing costs? I've heard they're considerable for not very much footage.

Link | Posted on Jan 17, 2018 at 02:00 UTC as 68th comment
On article Kodak shows off Super 8 camera in first sample reel (218 comments in total)

Mick Jagger will take 20 for Christmas gifts.

Link | Posted on Jan 17, 2018 at 01:58 UTC as 69th comment
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mckracken88: I pity the fool that takes photos with a phone...

Release the McKraken!

I think you really need to show your stuff to us poor fools who believe it’s not the tool that makes the photographer.

Link | Posted on Nov 7, 2017 at 20:52 UTC
On article 2015 Roundups: Fixed Prime Lens Cameras (231 comments in total)
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Christian Grevstad: Why are you writing the RICOH GR ii is "one of the smallest fixed lens APS-C cameras currently on the market", when it's by far the smallest ever made??

The Coolpix A may be discontinued, but I bought one just a few months ago for 400 bucks . Excellent camera

Link | Posted on Nov 7, 2015 at 07:04 UTC
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Dillon Frazier: When you can get a real mirrorless camera like the G7 or a6000 for this price, how does Canon expect to sell any of these? (Aside from the fact that there are people who will buy for the name)

I bought the original M when it was $299. It's a very good $299 camera. Take that as you will.

Link | Posted on Oct 21, 2015 at 20:37 UTC
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