Uaru

Lives in Poland Poland
Has a website at http://yamato-nadeshiko.info
Joined on Oct 21, 2009
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flysurfer: Are you sure this isn't old news? I have been using a few of these for more than a month. Bought them on Amazon.

Can you regulate the power output of those LEDs?

Link | Posted on Aug 24, 2017 at 00:25 UTC
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Inspired Shot: Sometimes you have no choice. Frequently I'm forced to check my carryon because there's now room on board. They grab it at the boarding area and you have little time to rearrange or take them out.

True. But not knowing any of the circumstances, how can we be so aggressive against the owner?

Link | Posted on Aug 19, 2017 at 11:30 UTC
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ZoranHR: ILC's are getting closer to exit doors.

For some kind of photos poor ergonomy of shooting with a phone is becoming more problem than the quality.

I would not buy such iPhone grip and an iPhone for photography... but having an iPhone I could buy such grip. Finally, I would be able to think of the phone as the backup camera, when even X100F is to big.

Link | Posted on Aug 19, 2017 at 02:51 UTC
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LiangMing: Great, I will buy one to replace the AA battery powered flash. It is too much trouble to keep replacing AA battery.

I use eneelops and they are very good, but still a standard flash can get about 200 shots on them. If I go for a day shooting, I need at least of two sets of batteries.

As for Sony, check Godox V860II S. It is a Lithium battery powered flash for Sony, with TTL etc. Maybe this is what you are looking for.

Link | Posted on Aug 19, 2017 at 02:46 UTC
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Inspired Shot: Sometimes you have no choice. Frequently I'm forced to check my carryon because there's now room on board. They grab it at the boarding area and you have little time to rearrange or take them out.

This is exactly what I thought.

Link | Posted on Aug 19, 2017 at 02:05 UTC
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steelhead3: Why won't airlines accommodate people who have expensive fragile things? It would be easy to have some sort of locker that could be loaded into the baggage compartment

Once I carried a Japanese sword (not sharp) for a iaido competition. The airline made a lot of fuss (even it was not the first time, and people practicing this martial art routinely travel with such equipment), they consulted police, at the end they put a red sticker on it "give only to the owner upon presenting identification document" and instructed me to go to the office for special luggage at the destination to pick it up.

But you know, at the destination it was thrown and mixed with all other luggage, anyone could just pick it up.

And it was using one of the most respectable airlines.

You can never trust the airlines about you luggage, no matter what you pay.

Link | Posted on Aug 19, 2017 at 02:01 UTC
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lightandaprayer: There are a lot of assumptions here about how the camera gear was packed and I haven't seen any pertinent details at the links I have visited.

Some possibilities: The camera with lens attached was removed from its case and dropped. The latches on the Pelican case popped-open (a not unheard of thing) and the gear fell out. The bag was run over by a heavy baggage hauler. The bag fell off a very high luggage conveyer or got caught in conveyer machinery.

What amazes me are the assumptions being made about the unlucky owner merely because she can afford expensive Leica gear and the utter lack of compassion on the part of judgmental people. I think that it has everything to do with envy and the inability of some people to imagine how they would feel if it happened to them.

As far as the cost of Leica gear goes, these days you can spend almost as much on Nikon gear if you use top of-the-line cameras and lenses. The cost differential has narrowed dramatically in recent years.

Quite recently several cheap airlines can take your hand bag and put it into the hold if you are not one of the first 80 or 90 passengers boarded. In this case you can choose fly or not to fly.

And the owner could be in situation where "not to fly" was no option.

I agree that this article has too little information to judge the owner.

Link | Posted on Aug 19, 2017 at 01:50 UTC
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matthiasbasler: > a 755 MP sensor capable of capturing images at 300 fps

Given that my 3 year old notebook requires 2 minutes to compute one 40 megaray image of the Lytro Illum (each 65 MB large) then either

a) Lytro has done some magic to significantly cut down the computation time and has finally come up with a suitable compression algorithm or
b) the movie cutters will need their own supercomputers or a whole data processing center (or cloud computing) in order to initially process their movie takes in anything less then days

In case of (a) I wish Lytro would utilize this magic for their Illum users as well. (Of course I know they won't... )

Well, their target is movie industry, so I doubt they think about an average notebook.

Link | Posted on Apr 14, 2016 at 06:28 UTC
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David Zamora: It's funny how any time the DxO One pops up, people who have never used the camera come out blazing with the hate. And to be candid, I hated on the DxO One when it was in pre-production. I thought it was a pointless iphone accessory that would fail. Then I go on vacation and begin wishing I hand't brought my compact camera with me. An entire day at Disney with the RX100 III strapped around my neck was actually starting to become bothersome. Then I started thinking about how much I wouldn't mind the DxO One. So, I pre order it. It's buggy and it's slow. The app crashes. But then, I see the photos. WOW. Then, I forget it's sitting in my pocket. NICE. To be able to instantly edit the photos in VSCO and upload these great looking images to social media. EXCELLENT. Realization sets in. This camera is perfect for travel, despite all of the quarks. Try it before you knock it guys. That's all I'm saying. The best camera is simply the tool that accomplishes your goal.

I remember the first days with Fuji X100. The firmware was quite crappy, but at the end of the day, in spite of all the frustration, I had better photos than before.

I believe that there might be reasons for someone for using something, that is yet not perfect, but is getting better with each update.

Link | Posted on Mar 11, 2016 at 11:12 UTC

Oh, no!

Link | Posted on Mar 4, 2016 at 09:33 UTC as 27th comment

Finally some flashes usable for Fuji X start to appear. First Nissin i40, than new Fujifilm, and now this.

Link | Posted on Feb 27, 2016 at 05:37 UTC as 4th comment
On article Kodak revives Super 8 with part-digital cine camera (359 comments in total)
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Mister J: Yikes, I hope the picture quality is better than I got from my last Super-8 camera, a top of the line Canon 814XL

These days, my phone (iPhone always in my pocket) shoots top quality visuals and acceptable audio. And my Panasonic shoots 4k video if I need it.

That's without even thinking about the aggro and cost of processing, or the difficulty of editing effectively.

Still, maybe there's a retro niche with enough buyers with interest that's as deep as their pockets.

True, that if the only purpose was to make a film, there are easier ways... But sometimes not only the effect, but the way is important. There are guys that still do photos on wet plates...

Link | Posted on Jan 8, 2016 at 14:09 UTC
On article DxO ONE on its way to Europe (91 comments in total)
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Uaru: I don't get why people are so frustrated with this camera. Nobody forces anybody to buy.

Ergonomics is going to be much better than just the phone. According to videos on DXO page, attaching it to the phone is much quicker, than unblocking the phone and starting the camera app. Grip is definitely better. I expect the picture quality to be much better, too.

Of course, it will not be a match against any 'real' camera, but that is not the point of this device.

It has a fast lens and a sensor size, which is on the low end of usability, when it comes to depth control, but still ok (of course, depending on the purpose)

The only thing I am worried that it has electronic shutter only. But really, we'll have to wait to see hot it really works in practice.

I suppose the price is a little too high for that type of device. If the price had been closer to 400 EUR in Europe, I would have ordered and carry it all the time with me, when even the smallest APS-C or m43 camera is out of question.

Not all negative comments were created equal. There is little value in some of them. In positive ones, too, but because they are positive, their lack of value is not as annoying.

Link | Posted on Sep 5, 2015 at 02:55 UTC
On article DxO ONE on its way to Europe (91 comments in total)
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joebrenden: I wouldn't bet that amount of money on the lightening connector.
Maybe it's allready gone next week.
Or on the iPhone 7.

Four letters scare the DXO crew: USB-C.

@anthony mazzeri
I suppose the point is that if iPhone 7 has different connector, the market for this camera will shrink.

Link | Posted on Sep 4, 2015 at 09:32 UTC
On article DxO ONE on its way to Europe (91 comments in total)
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olyflyer: No thanks. They must be joking... A camera with no VF, no LCD screen, and a fixed 32mm equivalent for that price? Ha... ha... ha...

Actually, for me a fixed 32mm equivalent is one of its good points. I would not have looked twice otherwise, if it was not a fast prime lens around 35mm...

Link | Posted on Sep 4, 2015 at 09:27 UTC
On article DxO ONE on its way to Europe (91 comments in total)

I don't get why people are so frustrated with this camera. Nobody forces anybody to buy.

Ergonomics is going to be much better than just the phone. According to videos on DXO page, attaching it to the phone is much quicker, than unblocking the phone and starting the camera app. Grip is definitely better. I expect the picture quality to be much better, too.

Of course, it will not be a match against any 'real' camera, but that is not the point of this device.

It has a fast lens and a sensor size, which is on the low end of usability, when it comes to depth control, but still ok (of course, depending on the purpose)

The only thing I am worried that it has electronic shutter only. But really, we'll have to wait to see hot it really works in practice.

I suppose the price is a little too high for that type of device. If the price had been closer to 400 EUR in Europe, I would have ordered and carry it all the time with me, when even the smallest APS-C or m43 camera is out of question.

Link | Posted on Sep 4, 2015 at 09:20 UTC as 5th comment | 4 replies
On article Nikon D750 Review (2001 comments in total)
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Samuel Dilworth: The very enthusiastic reception for this camera surprises me.

To me it seems like just another fractional iteration of Nikon’s FX platform, largely put together from existing or tweaked technology modules. It does little or nothing to solve the big problems causing SLR sales to fall. (It doesn’t even have a built-in GPS receiver for geotagging.) Unless I’m missing something, it has nothing that might attract a new type of customer either. Even the design is a nondescript, black blob indistinguishable from any other Nikon SLR to a causal observer. It practically defines banality.

What is there to get excited about? The main innovation seems to be a novel, cost-cutting construction technique – not that you’d notice as a buyer, since a D750 sells for $800 more than the functionally similar D610 (itself overpriced).

Obviously it’s not for me, but I can appreciate many cameras that aren’t. This one defeats me. Maybe my expectations are out of whack.

> Even the design is a nondescript, black blob indistinguishable from any other Nikon SLR to a causal observer. It practically defines banality.

Many photographers take effort to actually mask all logos, names, etc. on their cameras with black tape, so this "banality" can be actually a big plus for some.

Link | Posted on Jan 1, 2015 at 11:50 UTC
On article Adobe CC Announcements: What you need to know (181 comments in total)

What is worse, Adobe help does not really help.

I changed my computer, I cannot get this Creative Cloud installed correctly. It shows me a nice empty grey box, and nothing more. Lightroom works only half-way, because it has authorization problem...

I wrote two emails in the last two days two support, and you guess, no reaction.
They do not give a damn, and I am cut off from my tools exactly at the moment I need them.

And that is something you really need to know about Adobe Cloud.

Link | Posted on Aug 20, 2014 at 14:49 UTC as 4th comment
On article Adobe CC Announcements: What you need to know (181 comments in total)

Before, Adobe charged in Europe 1000 EUR for full, not upgrade, version of PS (while in USA it was 600 USD).

Now it is something like 12 EUR/month (vs 10 USD). It is still not fair, but barely acceptable.

Link | Posted on Jun 19, 2014 at 21:35 UTC as 17th comment | 1 reply

Owning one of those "new" Hasselblads is a clear sign the owner is not a photographer.
I would feel embarrassed using one. I could think of an excuse for using almost anything else - but these.

Link | Posted on Feb 4, 2014 at 05:09 UTC as 169th comment
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