Irakly Shanidze

Irakly Shanidze

Lives in United States Grosse Pointe, United States
Works as a creative
Has a website at www.shanidze.com/en
Joined on May 21, 2004
About me:

I am a founder of International Academy of Photographic Arts that provides
online classes and live workshops in fine art photography ith an emphasis on creative approach and lateral thinking in the US, Canada, Western Europe and Russia.

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Irakly Shanidze: LOL, this lovely scheme was pioneered by Russian publishers and radio stations in the nineties. Musicians had to pay to have their music broadcast, photographers had to pay for the privilege of being published. Later it sort of evolved into a less brutal, but even more malignant idea of paying an editor a 30% kickback for being published :)

almost... payola is more like a B2B transaction, while here an artist personally pays the station, or bribes its executive.

Link | Posted on Mar 24, 2018 at 18:29 UTC

LOL, this lovely scheme was pioneered by Russian publishers and radio stations in the nineties. Musicians had to pay to have their music broadcast, photographers had to pay for the privilege of being published. Later it sort of evolved into a less brutal, but even more malignant idea of paying an editor a 30% kickback for being published :)

Link | Posted on Mar 24, 2018 at 01:03 UTC as 101st comment | 2 replies
On article Here's why your beloved film SLR is never going digital (294 comments in total)
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Irakly Shanidze: Well, Leica did this with its "Digital Modul R" compatible with R8 and R9 cameras as early as 2003, if my memory serves me right. I'm sure now it would be possible to squeeze this technology into a much smaller package.

Actually, R8 was not, but R9 was. They did run into major problems adopting this thing to R8. Syncing the shutter with powering the sensor was a nightmare.

Link | Posted on Mar 15, 2018 at 00:25 UTC
On article Here's why your beloved film SLR is never going digital (294 comments in total)

Well, Leica did this with its "Digital Modul R" compatible with R8 and R9 cameras as early as 2003, if my memory serves me right. I'm sure now it would be possible to squeeze this technology into a much smaller package.

Link | Posted on Mar 15, 2018 at 00:08 UTC as 2nd comment | 2 replies

CFexpress sounds impressive, but we still have a bit more humble request here... How about an SDXC card with a sustained write speed of at least 100 MB/sec? You know, that pesky 10-bit Apple ProRes HQ...

Link | Posted on Mar 5, 2018 at 22:59 UTC as 17th comment

I would be much more interested in pictures taken with the lens then photos of the lens itself.

Link | Posted on Mar 4, 2018 at 19:11 UTC as 15th comment | 1 reply
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Irakly Shanidze: sooo, what's the write speed? :)

Are you sure? 1300x is 200MB:sec if I’m not mistaken. This is higher than their posted read speed and definitely more than the disclosed 60MB/sec minimum sustained write speed.

Link | Posted on Feb 25, 2018 at 05:04 UTC
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danielw2599: Hope they advertise the write speed more clearly than they did at Lexar.

Ironically, the only card that has never failed me with 4K UHD 10-bit ProRes HQ is Lexar 2000x. Not a single dropped frame ever.

Link | Posted on Feb 25, 2018 at 00:49 UTC
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Sacher Khoudari: Ugly name, "Lexar" was sexier.

But I hope they succeed! We all rely on robust and fast cards :)

Usually the bad branding is a recipe for disaster later on. Bad branding on this level could mean only two things: either they do not understand its importance, or they do not have means to pay for it. Both are equally bad, as the first one means they do not understand their market, while the second one signals the lack of capital.

Link | Posted on Feb 25, 2018 at 00:22 UTC
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danielw2599: Hope they advertise the write speed more clearly than they did at Lexar.

the main disclosure is "5. Video Performance Guarantee enabled to ensure video recording at 65MB/sec minimum sustained write speed.", which means, it is good only for compressed 4K and ProRes HQ 1080p.

Link | Posted on Feb 24, 2018 at 18:52 UTC
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Irakly Shanidze: sooo, what's the write speed? :)

At least 95MB/sec. BlackMagic Design speed test is a good reference.
In my experience, 90MB/Sec is barely enough for ProRes LT. 80MB/sec is good only for compressed in-camera recording. Do not even think shooting 4K via HDMI to a card this slow.

Link | Posted on Feb 24, 2018 at 16:37 UTC
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Irakly Shanidze: sooo, what's the write speed? :)

...which makes them unusable for 4K 10-bit ProRes HQ recording :(

Link | Posted on Feb 24, 2018 at 15:42 UTC
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danielw2599: Hope they advertise the write speed more clearly than they did at Lexar.

lol, check the web site. only the read speed posted.

Link | Posted on Feb 24, 2018 at 07:40 UTC

sooo, what's the write speed? :)

Link | Posted on Feb 24, 2018 at 07:35 UTC as 19th comment | 6 replies

Awesome. There are a few places on the body that come to mind where electrode placement would be ideal.

Link | Posted on Feb 20, 2018 at 22:37 UTC as 102nd comment
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ozturert: Batis 25mm f2.0 is already excellent.

Loxia lenses were not meant specifically for you, which, almost did not have to be mentioned :). They were conceived as universal lenses for stills and motion for those people who do both. No, Loxia lenses do not have focus breathing.

Link | Posted on Feb 16, 2018 at 20:00 UTC

I would be concerned to have these phones being used by employees of some government agencies and people who could be used as sources for industrial espionage, but for the rest of us here in the US having a Chinese big brother watching is utterly inconsequential.

Link | Posted on Feb 16, 2018 at 18:27 UTC as 15th comment
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ozturert: Batis 25mm f2.0 is already excellent.

There is no such thing as autofocus in cinematography, whether you like it, or not. AF lenses with manual focus capability are focused "by wire", which is not as precise as focusing with a helicoid, and does not have hard stops. It makes use of the follow focus cumbersome and unreliable. Loxia lenses were conceived with motion picture in mind.

Link | Posted on Feb 16, 2018 at 17:08 UTC
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Jonathan371: Is Loxia Latin for "would be great if autofocus" ?

not only for those who want to have fun, but also for cine use

Link | Posted on Feb 15, 2018 at 19:23 UTC
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ozturert: Batis 25mm f2.0 is already excellent.

Batis lenses are focus-by-wire, this is not good for cine applications. Loxia are manual, allowing precise focusing with follow focus.

Link | Posted on Feb 15, 2018 at 19:21 UTC
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