Michael - Visual Pursuit

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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.

Link | Posted on Sep 22, 2018 at 21:54 UTC as 16th comment | 3 replies
On article Profoto launches compact 250Ws B10 studio flash (68 comments in total)
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milkod2001: Can anyone who actually used Profoto and Godox confirm that Profoto is much better when it comes to colour consistency? Currently stuck with ancient but still working 2x Bowens 750 Pro and 2x 400 Gemini. Will be looking for replacements within 1-2 years. I need to know if paying much extra for Profoto is worth it.

The shape of the flash /shades off the front diffuser) and the internal spread due to the different forms will make sure that there is enough sources of measuring error. Flash manufacturers use Ulbricht spheres to determine light output. This delivers for sure a significantly different result. His method does not deliver reliable results.

Link | Posted on Sep 18, 2018 at 02:03 UTC
On article Profoto launches compact 250Ws B10 studio flash (68 comments in total)
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milkod2001: Can anyone who actually used Profoto and Godox confirm that Profoto is much better when it comes to colour consistency? Currently stuck with ancient but still working 2x Bowens 750 Pro and 2x 400 Gemini. Will be looking for replacements within 1-2 years. I need to know if paying much extra for Profoto is worth it.

They are most likely due to the difference in light shapers/Reflectors.

Link | Posted on Sep 17, 2018 at 06:35 UTC
On article Profoto launches compact 250Ws B10 studio flash (68 comments in total)
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milkod2001: Can anyone who actually used Profoto and Godox confirm that Profoto is much better when it comes to colour consistency? Currently stuck with ancient but still working 2x Bowens 750 Pro and 2x 400 Gemini. Will be looking for replacements within 1-2 years. I need to know if paying much extra for Profoto is worth it.

In TTL mode Profoto needs to rely on IGBT just like anybody else, and
this means their color consistency isn't any different from anybody else.
The A1 round head actually is just a round lens in front of a linear tube,
while Godox has the H200R round head with a spiral tube that really
delivers what Profoto just promises but fails to deliver.
There's a lot of smoke and mirrors in Profoto marketing lately.

Link | Posted on Sep 15, 2018 at 12:30 UTC
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Michael - Visual Pursuit: Flash sync speed? Global shutter? Stutter lines under stadium lights? Inquiring minds need to know.....

That means no revolution in flash photography. Hmpf.

Link | Posted on Aug 23, 2018 at 18:35 UTC

Flash sync speed? Global shutter? Stutter lines under stadium lights? Inquiring minds need to know.....

Link | Posted on Aug 23, 2018 at 06:11 UTC as 101st comment | 3 replies
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Nabilon: This whole company sounded shady from the beginning.

Daughter company Globell BV in The Netherlands went bankrupt before this mysterious accident. Just saying.

Link | Posted on Aug 14, 2018 at 01:27 UTC
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Michael - Visual Pursuit: Why are you not asking for
- Global shutter with full flash sync
- Capability to load overlays / layout templates from memory card
- Detachable LCD touchscreen that doubles as a remote
- "Docking station" style box that offers full size XLR audio and SDI video connectors

???

Well... I want it. And a number of my peers do that as well.
So yes, there definitely is demand among professionals.
If overlays were so damn hard to do, how do you think histograms and technical settings are displayed over the live image? That is nothing weird or complicated. Genlock has been around for decades. Detachable bluetooth displays are also possible and state of the art in some appliances.

It is just a question of Nikon's or Canon's willingness to put that to market.

Link | Posted on Jul 25, 2018 at 23:09 UTC
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Michael - Visual Pursuit: Why are you not asking for
- Global shutter with full flash sync
- Capability to load overlays / layout templates from memory card
- Detachable LCD touchscreen that doubles as a remote
- "Docking station" style box that offers full size XLR audio and SDI video connectors

???

Check the Panasonic Lumix DMW-YAGH Interface Unit for GH4 - stuff like this exists, and it should be easy to make. Canon built WFT grips before with extra LAN-ports - why not supply proper connectors for everything?

EOS utility let's you load images as overlays during remote live view, why not transfer that into the viewfinder, when you have to shoot for a given layout? Placeholders for headline, copy text, logo? EVFs can easily handle that.

If they deliver global shutter, flash syncing is only a question of will.

Link | Posted on Jul 25, 2018 at 17:24 UTC
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MikeStern: Let’s be realistic. No need to dream too big for anything to come true.
Canon, out of the question. They have been far behind all others in this particular market. Nikon... will make a beautiful Camera. But still will use sony sensors. So they can improve a few details of that sensor here and there but they are bound to stay behind Sony sensors.
Battery life... Sony’s Z battery is top of the line at the moment. When Nikon goes mirrorless, it’s users will understand why shots per battery is considerably low compared to dslrs. I wish Nikon will make a new battery that is just as good as Sony’s Z.
New lens mount, now who’s turn to have limited lenses. If they don’t come up with a special adapter solution, Nikon will stay behind Sony for at least 3 years about lenses. If they make an amazing adapter, camera will be huge and inconvenient with large lenses.

So let’s be realistic and not expect wonders.

Sony Semiconductor is independant of Sony Imaging. Nikon develops their own sensors, and Sony Semiconductor is just their workbench. Sony Semiconductor is not allowed to share Nikon secrets and tech with Sony Imaging

Link | Posted on Jul 25, 2018 at 17:07 UTC

Why are you not asking for
- Global shutter with full flash sync
- Capability to load overlays / layout templates from memory card
- Detachable LCD touchscreen that doubles as a remote
- "Docking station" style box that offers full size XLR audio and SDI video connectors

???

Link | Posted on Jul 25, 2018 at 16:59 UTC as 291st comment | 5 replies

GoPro lost me when they sabotaged the app and required a mandatory log-in,
as well as access to my files "to understand better how I use the camera".

They did not ask and left no opt-out available.

Files with embedded GPS data make it an ideal tool for industrial espionage.

I would be stupid to ever use a GoPro in an industrial environment again.

Link | Posted on May 11, 2018 at 11:45 UTC as 1st comment
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Chris Dodkin: Mirrorless was the push five years ago - the next horizon is the global shutter.

The necessity for Canon and Nikon to protect their 'cash cow' lens systems has prevented them from innovating into mirrorless, and now they are at the point of doing so the smarter smaller companies are 5 years ahead of them, moving to MF instead of sticking with FF, and moving towards global shutter.

So glad I dumped my Canon gear while it was still worth something

Flash power loss will still occur, because t0.1 flash duration at max power for most current shoe mount flashes is 1/300 sec. Shutter speeds faster than this will cut off flash power.

Link | Posted on Apr 9, 2018 at 05:30 UTC

I don't see any need for Canon to drop EF.
The minute they introduce a FF mirrorless camera, many people
who now use adapted Canon glass on Sony bodies will switch back.

Look at the complaints about non native EF-M lenses and the mount converter.

People are not happy with adapters.

Link | Posted on Apr 9, 2018 at 05:24 UTC as 169th comment | 2 replies
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tripler6: It's not the most powerful..

Godox never claimed that their AD360 was 360 Ws. It is in fact 300Ws.
The AD600 variants on the other hand are true 600 Ws.

Link | Posted on Mar 7, 2018 at 11:35 UTC
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David610: Do any camera's today have the Contax RTS III feature of spot external flash metering? If not why not? Sure you shoot and inspect the results but that is more like a Polaroid back in the day. Contax had a body for that also.

Use a zoom lens with good reach, take a Godox TTL shot of a grey target with the zoom all zoomed in, then press TCM on the Xpro trigger - done.

Zoom out again and happily fire away.

Link | Posted on Mar 7, 2018 at 11:27 UTC
On article Canon EOS M50 Review (1251 comments in total)
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Dragonrider: All Canon needs to do to take a huge chunk of mirrorless market share is offer a fully supported focal reducer for EOS lenses. That would make the M line a killer. With DPAF, the shallow DOF thus achievable should not create a focus accuracy issue. Just think - a 70 to 200 equivalent at f/2 or a 100-400 equivalent at f/4 (just for starters based on lenses in a lot of folks camera bags). With that, what pro wouldn't add an M body as a lightweight back-up? Those kinds of f numbers would put some hurt on m43 and the full support would make for more functionality that a Sony with a Metabones.

The article skips one valuable information: Canon is selling this camera in Europe at 579 EUR asking price - which will certainly be down to 499 EUR by the end of this year, after first demand is quenched. DPAF is much more important to youtubers and vloggers than anything else. Name any competitor with similar performance at this price point? None. This stupid little hatwer bait camera will make Canon world #1 in mirrorless this year.

Link | Posted on Mar 1, 2018 at 07:17 UTC
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RandyPD: So if they come out with this, how are Nikon users going to justify their long-held argument that OVF is better than EVF and that only 'pros' use OVF. If this Z camera comes with electronic shutter, there goes the other argument that mechanical shutters are for 'pros' because there is no banding...

But he's right: They disrupted the Nikon 1, the DL, the Keymission......

Link | Posted on Jan 13, 2018 at 14:09 UTC
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Clyde Thomas: Would be good to make a native F mount version. Adapters suck.

Everybody interested in battery run time will love a bigger body, and ergonomics of tiny buttons and bodies aren't perfect as well.

Link | Posted on Jan 13, 2018 at 13:59 UTC

From Godox on the other hand I have never received an answer to whatever mail I sent. Not even automated replies like "We have received your suggestion but can't reply to everyone individually". Mails sent to Godox end up in a black hole.

Link | Posted on Dec 17, 2017 at 07:48 UTC as 3rd comment | 3 replies
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