Biowizard

Biowizard

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On article The Sony a9 is a 24MP sports-shooting powerhouse (1809 comments in total)
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Biowizard: CIPA Battery Life of 650; max 20 FPS shooting rate ... Yikes! I could drain that battery flat in 32.5 seconds! Wonder how warm it would get?!

Brian

Such an informative and courteous response, ET2. Hope you feel better now.

Brian

Link | Posted on Apr 20, 2017 at 14:52 UTC
On article The Sony a9 is a 24MP sports-shooting powerhouse (1809 comments in total)

CIPA Battery Life of 650; max 20 FPS shooting rate ... Yikes! I could drain that battery flat in 32.5 seconds! Wonder how warm it would get?!

Brian

Link | Posted on Apr 20, 2017 at 13:17 UTC as 68th comment | 13 replies
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tabloid: My suggestion is shoot raw, then save as tiff (where colour correcting should be done), then save as jpg of your choice. As we all know the more you open and close a jpg the worse it gets.
Dont loose the tiff.

ps...is it JPG or JPEG

Agreed, "The Squire", non-destructive editing is an option. So far, though, I have not got into LightRoom. I shoot RAW+JPEG on my Olympus OM-D E-M1, at the highest resolution and native ISO, relying on image stabilisation, or physical support (tripods, etc) for low light - and for all important images, work from the RAW files. I generate JPGs for one-off use, and PNGs at an appropriate resolution for any images I might want to tweak again quickly at some future point, without going back to the archived RAWs and starting over. Photoshop's own RAW import filter is great in remembering what tweaks I applied the previous time I opened the given RAW file anyway!

Brian

Link | Posted on Apr 5, 2017 at 23:43 UTC
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tabloid: My suggestion is shoot raw, then save as tiff (where colour correcting should be done), then save as jpg of your choice. As we all know the more you open and close a jpg the worse it gets.
Dont loose the tiff.

ps...is it JPG or JPEG

Tommi, no-one (who understands lossy compression) would ever consider saving JPG, then reloading it to edit further, save again, reload, etc. But then again, ANY image that is on your hard disk, you MIGHT one day want to open for further editing, and if your entire repository of images is stored in JPG format, then gradually, over time, they will lose quality if you want to make occasional tweaks.

And even within a single Photoshop session, remember there's a "Revert" (to last saved) option to use when a heap of edits have gone wrong. If you do occasional saving during a session (always a good idea), and then use "Revert", you will be reloading your most recently saved file - and if that is a JPG, then !!BANG!! - one more generation of lossiness and artifacts.

Stick to PNG, apart from disposable images for posting on Facegram or Instabook.

Brian

Link | Posted on Apr 3, 2017 at 10:56 UTC
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Biowizard: 360-degree, non-stereo, fixed-viewpoint stitched fisheye images are SO BORING. Bring on some CAMERAS for F Sake!

Brian

The last that impressed me was the Mk II version of my current camera ... the Olympus OM-D E-M1. Not QUITE enough so to make me upgrade, YET ...

Brian

Link | Posted on Mar 30, 2017 at 16:54 UTC

360-degree, non-stereo, fixed-viewpoint stitched fisheye images are SO BORING. Bring on some CAMERAS for F Sake!

Brian

Link | Posted on Mar 29, 2017 at 23:52 UTC as 11th comment | 3 replies

The next generation of DSLRs will work with lens cap still on. The GPS sensor and Compass will figure out where you are, and what you are pointing the camera at, and Cloud services will then draw the perfect photo for you, with the correct time of day, lens FoV for the capped lens attached, and your choice of weather conditions.

And then we'd be back to where we were 150 years ago, when folks used brushes and watery or oily pigments to do this kind of thing.

Plus ca change ...

Brian

Link | Posted on Mar 28, 2017 at 13:39 UTC as 19th comment
On article OPPO launches F3 Plus with dual selfie cameras (13 comments in total)

I'd be far more interested in two identical lens/sensor assemblies at opposite sides of the phone, to enable 3D images to be taken. Coupling that with a cheap stereoscope could provide a ViewMaster-like experience to your snaps.

Brian

Link | Posted on Mar 24, 2017 at 16:13 UTC as 2nd comment

So ironic that on the same day as the UK Parliament was debating a similar ban, it was a man in a CAR, in possession of a KNIFE, that caused carnage in London and resulted in a 5-hour lockdown of the city centre.

Brian

Link | Posted on Mar 23, 2017 at 11:27 UTC as 10th comment
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tabloid: My suggestion is shoot raw, then save as tiff (where colour correcting should be done), then save as jpg of your choice. As we all know the more you open and close a jpg the worse it gets.
Dont loose the tiff.

ps...is it JPG or JPEG

Agreed - though my lossless "parking" format is PNG, or even the venerable PCX format. Oh and I always choose 3-character extensions, so .JPG for me ...

Brian

Link | Posted on Mar 20, 2017 at 11:43 UTC
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Biowizard: Got Photoshop. #sorted

Brian

Thing is, Photoshop does a little, teensy, eensy bit MORE than just merge photos for HDR! I use it professionally, and can totally justify its price, even twice over (PC and Mac).

Brian

Link | Posted on Mar 18, 2017 at 15:06 UTC
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Biowizard: Got Photoshop. #sorted

Brian

Paid full price both for my PC and Mac copies, direct from Adobe. Once, ever, each. No subscription.

Brian

Link | Posted on Mar 16, 2017 at 12:23 UTC
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Biowizard: Got Photoshop. #sorted

Brian

120 a year? Where does that come from? My Photoshop CS6 is on a perpetual licence.

Brian

Link | Posted on Mar 15, 2017 at 10:10 UTC

Got Photoshop. #sorted

Brian

Link | Posted on Mar 15, 2017 at 01:15 UTC as 30th comment | 6 replies
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Biowizard: RIP the very format that brought me out of 35mm Slide Film and into the Digital Age. I still have my E-1, and use it from time to time, though a lot less since moving to the OM-D EM-1. Olympus remains my favourite camera company, and continues to innovate so much more than the SoCaNikons of the world.

Brian

Totally. Though the OM-D EM-1 is now my go-to - the E-1, which has given me amazing pics over the past 12 years, is absolutely still worth using. Plus I have that nifty infrared remote for it - where I have to use an entire iPad on the OM-D!

Long live 4/3rds Cameras!

Brian

Link | Posted on Mar 15, 2017 at 00:29 UTC

RIP the very format that brought me out of 35mm Slide Film and into the Digital Age. I still have my E-1, and use it from time to time, though a lot less since moving to the OM-D EM-1. Olympus remains my favourite camera company, and continues to innovate so much more than the SoCaNikons of the world.

Brian

Link | Posted on Mar 12, 2017 at 18:14 UTC as 29th comment | 2 replies

There wouldn't have been an "Azure Window" had storm action in prehistoric times, not smashed through a formerly perfect cliff outcrop! This is simply our planet reshaping itself, as it has done through all time, and will continue so to do.

Brian

Link | Posted on Mar 10, 2017 at 14:59 UTC as 10th comment
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Biowizard: However popular the 360-degree look-any-way POV photo has become, I am sick and tired of it being called "VR" (Virtual Reality). True VR puts the user in a three-dimensional space, around which he can move, change viewpoint (not just view direction), including walking around objects, looking inside objects, and quite possibly even interacting with them. To call a 360 degree image "VR" is massively to cheapen the true potential of technology.

Brian

Um - but it IS 360 degrees - horizontally and vertically. And still NOTHING to do with VR.

Brian

Link | Posted on Mar 8, 2017 at 22:48 UTC
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creaDVty: > We are currently working on a review of the device,

DP Review's first actual review of a 360 camera? :-O I gotta see this.

The studio scene shots will be - er - interesting! Give us a chance for a good look-round the room! LOL!!

Brian

Link | Posted on Mar 8, 2017 at 22:06 UTC
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Biowizard: However popular the 360-degree look-any-way POV photo has become, I am sick and tired of it being called "VR" (Virtual Reality). True VR puts the user in a three-dimensional space, around which he can move, change viewpoint (not just view direction), including walking around objects, looking inside objects, and quite possibly even interacting with them. To call a 360 degree image "VR" is massively to cheapen the true potential of technology.

Brian

Just to elaborate - Google StreetView IS a simple form of VR. Anyone photo taken by one of its cameras, in isolation, is NOT.

Brian

Link | Posted on Mar 8, 2017 at 10:30 UTC
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