Michael - Visual Pursuit

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Censors, they are called censors.

Link | Posted on May 7, 2019 at 14:50 UTC as 47th comment
On article Review: DJI Osmo Pocket (140 comments in total)
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chupacabra1: So if the battery runs out or died, is that it for this thing? Since the battery is not replaceable, I guess we just toss it to the trash then?

The Osmo Pocket is dead cheap, and the battery will last several hundred cycles, if you treat it right. I don't think that in five years from now people will still use it for serious work. There will be better and cheaper units by then.

Link | Posted on Apr 30, 2019 at 07:11 UTC
On article Review: DJI Osmo Pocket (140 comments in total)
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chupacabra1: So if the battery runs out or died, is that it for this thing? Since the battery is not replaceable, I guess we just toss it to the trash then?

External power banks work.

Link | Posted on Apr 26, 2019 at 21:44 UTC
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Garug: Why do you make button-free sound like a good thing. It is not.

The Connect joke is no phone. So there's no virtual button on the connect.

Link | Posted on Apr 1, 2019 at 16:16 UTC
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Garug: Why do you make button-free sound like a good thing. It is not.

It doesn't have virtual buttons.

Link | Posted on Mar 31, 2019 at 18:40 UTC
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tkbslc: What's wrong with buttons? Looks like there was plenty of room for them on that huge empty dome.

Godox won't do it - they have better products already. This is just plain stupid. Snake oil, targeting clueless noobs.

Link | Posted on Mar 31, 2019 at 18:39 UTC
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PAntunes: So I'm doing a shoot and I just need to change the light 1/2 stop. I could pressa a button on a normal remote and keep shooting without taking my eyes of the camera, or I could stop, grab my phone that is charging somewhere, open the app, move a slider and go back to the shoot... I know what I would choose....

And it now has an internal battery. So if the battery dies, I can't just put a fresh set on it. The shoot stops while the transmitter recharges... All of this just so I can say I have a trigger with no buttons?

And we are sure to soon witness people botching jobs because their unbuttoned transmitters let them down with their pants lowered.

Link | Posted on Mar 29, 2019 at 00:31 UTC
On article Canon EOS RP vs EOS 6D Mark II: Which is right for you? (575 comments in total)

Strange, how there is no word on the advantage of one small polarizer or vari-ND filter for every EF or EF-S lens attached to the drop-in filter adapter.

In my eyes a killer feature for (not only) landcsape photography.

Link | Posted on Mar 23, 2019 at 11:51 UTC as 14th comment | 1 reply
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cyco2: Prices for German customers:
- 39€ for the adapter
- 24€ shipping costs :D :D :D

http://cgi.ebay.de/303025004651

Works. Stereo. Mic included.

Link | Posted on Mar 22, 2019 at 02:03 UTC
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Markr041: It's not even stereo, TRS or no TRS. Amazing.

Au contraire, it is stereo.

Link | Posted on Mar 22, 2019 at 02:02 UTC
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dpfan32: Imagine this small thing with dongles and adapters attached...

There is an expansion kit with Bluetooth and WLAN in a tiny stand plus a control wheel for the tilt axis. Mine will land tomorrow if tracking is right.

Link | Posted on Mar 22, 2019 at 02:01 UTC
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KISAP: $3 to make and sell for $39 but it is better than the Gopro audio adapter for $60, DJI is the better of the two evils!

TRRS (=Tip/Ring/Ring/Shield) is definitely stereo.
There is a Chinese adapter already on the market with a stereo mic
already included for 5 dollars:
http://cgi.ebay.de/303025004651

I have it and can acknowledge that it works. The mic isn't high end
for that price, but it is definitely better than the built-in mic.

Link | Posted on Mar 22, 2019 at 01:59 UTC
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Ed Ingold: Design patents (appearance) are relatively hard to defend, compared to fundamental patents on operational details. Other than being round (predating Pythagoras), the appearance is quite different.

That said, Profoto would be negligent not to try.

At some time there were estimates floating around, claiming that the sales price of every iphone contained 100 dollars of legal cost. Go ahead, Profoto, shoot yourself in the foot.

Link | Posted on Mar 20, 2019 at 03:38 UTC
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The Mad Kiwi: If the new Godox round head for the V1 is as good as the one they make for the AD200 then Profoto should be worried. The AD200 round head produces a much more even light with better falloff than the Profoto A1 round head.

The prototype I have held on Photokina had a flash tube which is much shorter than the Profoto. In combination with the fresnel/disperser design Godox will very lilely deliver superior light spread over Profoto.

Check the H200R round head with its helicoil flash tube compared to the Profoto with a linear flash tube. From a lighting perspective, Profoto can't compete. Godox understands lighting much better.

Link | Posted on Mar 20, 2019 at 03:27 UTC
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Oleg Ivanovskiy: Price is price, but you cannot just go and copy someone else's product. It's not just round head or lithium battery, Godox copied everything: the form and size, pilot LED lights, magnetic accessories mount, accessories themselves. Their AD360 had a lot in common, but was a fair different product all right. But this V1 is just a plain copy.

Maybe Falcon Eyes are preparing to sue Profoto for the shameless design copy?
https://scontent-dus1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/54278198_1921385491322350_2207027472568942592_n.jpg?_nc_cat=109&_nc_ht=scontent-dus1-1.xx&oh=00610ee8068ff517ba5387246c149bab&oe=5D11F6E2

Link | Posted on Mar 20, 2019 at 03:22 UTC
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Jon555: Is it really cheap, as the guide number is quite poor (28m vs 58m for a 580EXII)?

The guide number isn't poor, it is rather based on a much more honest value - given at a zoom setting that you are likely to use - 50mm.

The GN at max zoom is different, but irrelevant for the majority of everyday uses.

Stating GN values at max zoom is marketing blabber.

Link | Posted on Mar 8, 2019 at 01:13 UTC
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jonby: Looks like quite a good system. Would have to try it out to know for sure, but the clamping system looks like it will be solid. Godox are doing great things generally.

So many people are modding speedlights these days, we could really do with a standardised size / mount for speedlight heads (at least for ones with swivel heads), much like we have the standard hot shoe. Standardization makes life so much easier. I'm fed up with messing around with velcro and tape.

You can use this adapter on the majority of speedlites from any brand, so the round accessories do fit across brands. Yes, this makes it a standard.

Link | Posted on Feb 6, 2019 at 19:58 UTC
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ijm5012: So when is that Godox speedlight with the round head going to be released?

Godox staff has told US distributors it is due in March.

Link | Posted on Jan 31, 2019 at 18:08 UTC
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jonby: Looks like quite a good system. Would have to try it out to know for sure, but the clamping system looks like it will be solid. Godox are doing great things generally.

So many people are modding speedlights these days, we could really do with a standardised size / mount for speedlight heads (at least for ones with swivel heads), much like we have the standard hot shoe. Standardization makes life so much easier. I'm fed up with messing around with velcro and tape.

Standardization IS currently happening. AD200 round head, Vpro speedlite with round head due in March, round head adapter here. Godox will be round head compatible all the way soon. If I had Magmod stock, I'd have sold it after the AK-R1 announcement.

Link | Posted on Jan 31, 2019 at 18:07 UTC
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Michael - Visual Pursuit: Does one still need to have an online-account at Woodman Labs/GoPro to use the app? Is registration required to work? Do they still try to claim the right to look into usage statistics and even user content "to learn how people use their cameras"?

That was the reason for me to drop all GoPro stuff, after they sabotaged the app.

Right, but before they sabotaged the app I was able to remote control my cameras. Now I can't without the risk that they access my files, geolocation and usage data. Ideal territory for industrial espionage.

They don't respect security requirements of their users.

Link | Posted on Sep 23, 2018 at 22:33 UTC
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