RogueSwan

RogueSwan

Joined on Jan 13, 2012

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On article Panasonic Lumix DC-GX9: What you need to know (215 comments in total)
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WhiteBeard: I'm definitely in the disappointed camp but I'm sure this is the case of most GX8 owners. At the same time, I'm also sure GX7 and GX85 owners may be happier than I am about the GX9. The EVF is still a question mark, being an obvious step back from the GX8's. I just hope Panny has at least cured the GX85's EVF optical distorsion.
As for Panasonic's ignominious naming scheme (and marketing in general), sigh...

As a GX7 owner I am quite happy with iteration of the GX lineup. It does seem as though it should have been called the GX95. Either way I will be looking to purchase once we see Oz prices.

Link | Posted on Feb 18, 2018 at 23:51 UTC

I liked it.
Well made video that would have taken a lot of time, for me anyway :-)
I reckon I would have taken many of the same shots if I had a chance to visit all those locations.

Link | Posted on Feb 5, 2018 at 05:31 UTC as 12th comment

A bit pointless when people post everything (positive anyway) about their lives on countless social media platforms :-)

Link | Posted on Jan 12, 2018 at 03:27 UTC as 31st comment | 2 replies
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Albert Valentino: All iPhones, and iPads, Macs... are made in China 🇨🇳

and those supervising and testing would never, ever take a bribe ...

Link | Posted on Jan 12, 2018 at 03:25 UTC
On article Review: Rylo is a 360º camera done right (81 comments in total)
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MarcV: Love it! It's a pity you can only process the files on a smart device though...

Not an ideal solution I realise but could you run an emulator on your 'puter? I use Andyroid on mine so I can use certain apps with monitor, mouse and keyboard.

Link | Posted on Jan 4, 2018 at 23:11 UTC
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Nowelly: Sdaniella - so do you believe our civil rights and freedoms should be curtailed and restricted by a big brother nanny state for terrorism that will happen anyway? How much weight do you think personal drones carry? They carry a lightweight photography unit for videography and photography, not hellfire missiles. These are lightweight, flexible, and very intelligent flight managed machines for peaceful use out of the box, and not for strapping rocket launchers to. But terrorists are using trucks, cars, knives, etc... Do you think terrorism is going to stop just because of drones being stopped potentially? I seriously doubt it

I don't recall reading that it was a "personal" drone?
Air space around airports has had restrictions for a long time, I don't think this is anything new now that drones are more accessible.
Anyone thinking they live in a free society is deluded. It might be a nice ideal but is never going to happen unless anarchy sets in. That may happen too...

Link | Posted on Nov 2, 2017 at 23:25 UTC
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Alphaville: So if its a camera app i should cover the camera?

... and is audio recording an issue. Serious question. more tape?

Link | Posted on Oct 31, 2017 at 05:10 UTC
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zakk9: Why are people so bloody serious and/or grumpy on this forum? Do you all take your consumerism so seriously that you can't see the fun in a somewhat alternative idea? I'm sure this camera isn't very useful for serious photographers, but then, I can't really remember the last time I bought a camera because I really needed it.

I like the idea. Go out for a shoot with only one cartridge and force you find images that work with those settings. Could really help when stuck in a rut.

Link | Posted on Oct 11, 2017 at 00:41 UTC

Should everyone have to disclaim their phone model before commenting on this story? I think I would be a little defensive if I had just bought a flagship model and then this phone comes out and "tops" them.

Link | Posted on Oct 5, 2017 at 22:28 UTC as 28th comment | 1 reply
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Svetoslav Popov: What's the problem? Everyone can watch it in HD (4k?), once that greedy publishers get over themselves and release it on BluRay.

I stopped caring for movie theaters 15 years ago. Who in his right mind would torture themselves with 30min advertising, while paying those ridiculous prices?

That said, i can't wait to see the movie at my home cinema. I'm sure it will look the way C. Nolan intended. :)

Just walk in 30 minutes after the start time?

Link | Posted on Jul 24, 2017 at 22:37 UTC
On article Analog gems: 10 excellent, affordable film cameras (820 comments in total)
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crsantin: The Olympus mju ii has gotten ridiculously expensive now. I have two of them and they are terrific cameras. Really a gem of a camera but now overpriced. The negatives I get from my Nikon FE always look stellar, so I would also put that camera on the list.

I bought one to trek Nepal in 1999. Just found it a couple of months ago, got a fresh battery and works like new. I am glad my dad recommended it all those years ago.

Link | Posted on May 21, 2017 at 22:42 UTC
On article Sphere of frustration: Nikon KeyMission 360 review (202 comments in total)
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RogueSwan: There is a growing demand for this type of 360 degree footage in aged care for use with VR. At my work we have residents who are unable to go outside for various reasons and a 10-20 minute VR session is the next best thing. They love it. I was hoping this camera would allow us to make our own local content but it sounds like it would be a lot of work.
Is the Theta a better option ATM?

@the-bunker We do take as many as able on numerous trips but, as I already stated, we have some who, for various mental/physical reasons are unable to do that. Hence my question.

Link | Posted on May 7, 2017 at 22:56 UTC
On article Sphere of frustration: Nikon KeyMission 360 review (202 comments in total)

Sorry, double post.

Link | Posted on May 4, 2017 at 01:00 UTC as 13th comment
On article Sphere of frustration: Nikon KeyMission 360 review (202 comments in total)

There is a growing demand for this type of 360 degree footage in aged care for use with VR. At my work we have residents who are unable to go outside for various reasons and a 10-20 minute VR session is the next best thing. They love it. I was hoping this camera would allow us to make our own local content but it sounds like it would be a lot of work.
Is the Theta a better option ATM?

Link | Posted on May 4, 2017 at 00:59 UTC as 14th comment | 6 replies
On article Sphere of frustration: Nikon KeyMission 360 review (202 comments in total)
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Quantum Scientist: Mission Impossible.

Plus, VR headsets will probably go the way of 3D TV, in the recycle trash pit of failed technology.

There is a growing demand for type of 360 degree footage in aged care for use with VR. At my work we have residents who are unable to go outside for various reasons and a 10-20 minute VR session is the next best thing. They love it. I was hoping this camera would allow us to make our own local content but it sounds like it would be a lot of work.
Is the Theta a better option ATM?

Link | Posted on May 4, 2017 at 00:58 UTC
On article Hands-on with the Panasonic Leica 8-18mm F2.8-4 (165 comments in total)
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obsolescence: Needs at least f/5.6 for corner sharpness, but flare performance is very good. Other than flare, for overall sharpness this lens can't compare with the Olympus SHG 7-14mm f/4. If that Oly UWA lens had the new nano coatings, it would far outperform this one.

Olympus: please bring back the SHG and HG lens line, and upgrade and expand it for MFT -- make these lenses perform at their best without regard to size or weight and without much software correction needed.

Don't all MFT wide angle lenses use significant distortion correction? It is isn't surprising that this one follows suit.

Link | Posted on Apr 21, 2017 at 00:04 UTC
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Marty4650: Before the hysteria sets in.... look at the facts:

300 prople a year die falling off a ladder
500 people a year die while walking on train tracks
1,000 people a year die falling down stairs
5,000 people a year drown in swimming pools or swimming at the beach
5,000 pedestrians a year are killed by motor vehicles
34,000 people die each year while driving or riding in motor vehicles

Sure looks like we should be outraged about people taking photos at the beach, at swimming pools, of highway traffic, of people crossing streets, or of people using ladders.

It is sad that we need to have group outrage over every dangerous thing that can happen in life. And lets make sure we don't photograph these things, because it might encourage more risk taking.

@Marty4650 No hysteria. If you had a family member die in one of those ways would you so casually dismiss it? Would you rather someone had told that mother/father/son/ daughter/wife etc not to do that, take more care, don't speed etc?

Link | Posted on Apr 13, 2017 at 02:25 UTC
On article Pentax KP Review (668 comments in total)
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RogueSwan: If you want a Pentax APS-C camera surely the K-70 is a much better deal. And the money you save can go towards some better glass.

I find it interesting Triplet Perar that you have access to The Camera Store's policies and procedures otherwise how else would you know that "determined to sell only the cheapest commodity because that is easier for *them*,".
A quick look at their YT page shows products that are not, for myself at least, cheap: Fujinon cinema lenses, Rx100V, GH5, E-M1ii. But then again, anything I say has no merit seeing that I work for them.
BTW I would love Pentax to become great/popular again. My first real camera was a P30T and I wish that I had held onto to it. I learnt so much with that camera.

Link | Posted on Mar 29, 2017 at 03:30 UTC
On article Pentax KP Review (668 comments in total)

If you want a Pentax APS-C camera surely the K-70 is a much better deal. And the money you save can go towards some better glass.

Link | Posted on Mar 27, 2017 at 23:15 UTC as 89th comment | 10 replies
On article Throwback Thursday: the Nikon D80 (247 comments in total)
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Kabe Luna: My first "serious about photography" camera? That'd be the groundbreaking Canon EOS 10s 35mm FILM SLR. Three AF points was mind-blowing back then. As were 5 fps and spot metering, coming from a Rebel S II. Fantastic camera with which I learned oh so much and, eventually, created pictures I'm proud of to this day.

My first serious camera was an EOS100. My dad was very jealous of that camera. It was still working until about five years ago.

Link | Posted on Feb 17, 2017 at 04:18 UTC
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