pictureAngst

Lives in United Kingdom Surrey, United Kingdom
Works as a IT nerd
Joined on Sep 16, 2011

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On article Why brand market share shouldn't matter to you (552 comments in total)
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tailings: You *'d the first sentence, then forgot to followup with a footnote.

The second paragraph talks about the asterisk - it’s there as part of the example headline rather than a ‘real’ footnote marker.

Link | Posted on Mar 11, 2018 at 17:01 UTC
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zkz5: "using both hardware and software, we can cover [the necessary] imaging circle. The most important thing is precision."

I don't get it... how does positioning the sensor more precisely mean they can make do with a smaller image circle? IBIS means that the sensor must move around in an image circle to do it's thing, so the image circle necessarily must be bigger than the sensor.

Wonder if they moved the sensor back slightly (say by 1mm) increasing the image circle that way?
Since all the lenses focus electronically, and it’s the sensor that detects focus, this could be done without the user ever noticing.
I have no idea if this is viable BTW, just a guess.

Link | Posted on Feb 22, 2018 at 21:13 UTC
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pictureAngst: There’s a pretty obvious fix - add the weatherproofed extension grip which presumably seals the entire bottom of the camera.

So, not an oversight but a clever upsell.

...my use of the word ‘clever’ may be swapped with ‘cynical money-grabbing’ depending on your personal POV

Link | Posted on Feb 21, 2018 at 14:02 UTC

There’s a pretty obvious fix - add the weatherproofed extension grip which presumably seals the entire bottom of the camera.

So, not an oversight but a clever upsell.

Link | Posted on Feb 21, 2018 at 13:52 UTC as 17th comment | 1 reply
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Arca45Swiss: I'd love a Q but not that color. Black ! This is for Women !

...or affluent polar bears

Link | Posted on Feb 20, 2018 at 07:30 UTC
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tinternaut: Presumably, for a fairly static landscape scene where parallax errors shouldn’t (?) be an issue, this would enable be 5DIV user to expose a little more for the shadows, safe in the knowledge there’s some better protected highlight data in the second photo?

Reading the article, it sounds like the ‘hidden’ image is already -1 EV lower than the ‘standard’ image, so I were to make any adjustment it might be to dial in +0.5 EV so that when I merge the 2 images the result has the same exposure as the camera would have used.

Link | Posted on Feb 12, 2018 at 19:51 UTC
On article Fujifilm XF 80mm F2.8 OIS WR Macro sample gallery (92 comments in total)
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Jim King: The description above states "the Fujifilm XF 80mm F2.8 Macro is the first X-series lens to give full 1:1 reproduction." That's not the case, as the Zeiss Touit 50mm f2.8 Macro for Fuji X also delivers 1:1 reproduction and it has been available for over three years now.

I’m guessing when they say ‘X-Series’ they mean Fuji lenses

Link | Posted on Jan 18, 2018 at 09:26 UTC

Not surprised the Oly did so well.

I had the original E-1 which was an AWESOMELY well built camera, so I know when they say they’re kit is weatherproofed it’s definitely weatherproofed.

Link | Posted on Jan 11, 2018 at 20:57 UTC as 14th comment

I had the E-1 with the 14-54 'kit' lens - it had such a wonderful well-rounded quality to it, in terms of build quality (the turn-key latches on the waterproofed doors were amazing) and picture quality (the lens and the 55-200 I subsequently bought were superb in every way).

Inevitably my head was turned by the next wave of technology, but to be honest if events had made me stick with that kit, I doubt if my pictures would have suffered for it in any meaningful way.

Link | Posted on Dec 22, 2017 at 20:35 UTC as 4th comment

All the Calgary detectives need to do next is check Flickr and other photo sharing sites for well composed, sharp, and correctly exposed photos from an M-P and then they’ll know they’re on to an imposter!

Link | Posted on Dec 20, 2017 at 20:15 UTC as 28th comment

Some yellow things make you look cool - like a Ferrari (or a Ducati), or perhaps some limited edition trainers. Or maybe expensive ski gear.

A big shiny plastic backpack? Not so much.

Link | Posted on Dec 18, 2017 at 23:49 UTC as 6th comment | 3 replies

Not sure about the new NG wildlife photographer policy limiting their travel budget to within the Animal Kingdom.

Link | Posted on Dec 15, 2017 at 22:54 UTC as 42nd comment
On article Olympus 17mm F1.2 Pro sample gallery (409 comments in total)
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pictureAngst: What is it with reviews of 35mm equiv lenses focussing on depth of field so much?

Even when I shot with fast ‘real’ 35s (including the Summicron ‘King of Bokeh’) it was never my first choice (or even second) for thin DOF shots - that’s what 85s and higher are for.

Am I missing something?

I do get the whole ‘environmental portrait’ thing, and have taken many shots in that style, but most of the time if you’re taking this kind of shot, you don’t want to blur the environment to the degree of it not being recognisable. That’s why IMO most of these shots favour f4 or slower.

IMO the real advantage of a wide aperture wide angle is low light shots, where the rule-of-thumb 1/35s minimum shutter speed and great light-gathering aperture come together perfectly.

Link | Posted on Dec 10, 2017 at 20:30 UTC
On article Olympus 17mm F1.2 Pro sample gallery (409 comments in total)
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pictureAngst: What is it with reviews of 35mm equiv lenses focussing on depth of field so much?

Even when I shot with fast ‘real’ 35s (including the Summicron ‘King of Bokeh’) it was never my first choice (or even second) for thin DOF shots - that’s what 85s and higher are for.

Am I missing something?

...and that’s not taking anything away from this lens, which is superb.

Link | Posted on Dec 10, 2017 at 19:19 UTC
On article Olympus 17mm F1.2 Pro sample gallery (409 comments in total)

What is it with reviews of 35mm equiv lenses focussing on depth of field so much?

Even when I shot with fast ‘real’ 35s (including the Summicron ‘King of Bokeh’) it was never my first choice (or even second) for thin DOF shots - that’s what 85s and higher are for.

Am I missing something?

Link | Posted on Dec 10, 2017 at 19:17 UTC as 55th comment | 7 replies
On article Chaos, color, and community: 10 days in India (142 comments in total)

Stunning photos Brandon, your enjoyment of the experience shines through.

And who doesn’t love a tiny monkey photo! My favourite!

Link | Posted on Dec 7, 2017 at 21:10 UTC as 31st comment | 1 reply
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fmian: Gamechanger.. photos still look flat and lifeless compared to the output from a $250 analog camera..

Oh no - please don't invoke another Gathering of the Pedants by using 'analog' to mean film!

Link | Posted on Nov 8, 2017 at 09:52 UTC

Integrating a DVD drive into the PlayStation - now THAT was a game changer.

Link | Posted on Nov 7, 2017 at 07:59 UTC as 43rd comment | 1 reply
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Tourlou: For a technology to be a game changer, it has to be within the reach of the people. Even the best technology will be a fail if no one can afford it.

The space shuttle was a game changer, but the last time I checked eBay, the starting bid for even the oldest model was still out of my reach.

Link | Posted on Nov 7, 2017 at 07:20 UTC

>>>Finally, Outex says the housing covers also have better longevity...

Hmm, mentioning the idea of housing failure - even with such a positive spin - is not exactly a good marketing strategy.

Link | Posted on Nov 3, 2017 at 21:18 UTC as 15th comment | 1 reply
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