Biowizard

Biowizard

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Poor old Rode - JUST as Apple makes the 3.5mm Jack obsolete!

Brian

Link | Posted on Sep 20, 2016 at 15:27 UTC as 12th comment | 2 replies

Loving a lot about this - but currently SO happy with my OM-D E-M1 original, that I don't want to upgrade yet. Perhaps in a year's time ...

Brian

Link | Posted on Sep 19, 2016 at 22:18 UTC as 62nd comment | 1 reply

Cool for freeze-action shooting. But IIRC (and I think I do), even my Braun flash dating from around 1976, could do flashes as short as 1/55000th of a second - so 1/63K doesn't seem like a massive amount of progress for a whole 40 years of R&D! Indeed, a mere 15% shorter.

Oh, and last time I looked (recently), that same Braun is still working from mains power, even though its built-in NiCd cells died in about 1978!

Brian

Link | Posted on Sep 18, 2016 at 16:59 UTC as 1st comment | 1 reply

Does iOS 2.5 even run on modern iPhones and iPads?!!

;-)

Brian

Link | Posted on Sep 16, 2016 at 13:24 UTC as 1st comment
On article Apple unveils iPhone 7 and dual-cam iPhone 7 Plus (920 comments in total)
In reply to:

Biowizard: Agreeing that 56mm (135 equivelant) is narrower than 28mm (ditto), it's hardly "Tele"! It's not even "Portrait". Indeed, I seem to remember that the F2.0 Helios lens that came attached as standard with my original Zenit B, was 57mm (actual).

More interesting would have been a pair of identical "28mm" cameras at both ends of one of the long sides, to enable you to take landscape format, 3D photos.

Brian

pcimaging - no, not on a 35mm frame. But sure, yes, on smaller frames. It's all about that horrible word, "equivalent", that (generally) means, in photographic circles, "equivalent to a lens with the same field of view on a 135 format frame".

55mm on a 24x36mm frame (135, "35mm Full Frame"), _just_ longer than standard, which by convention was defined as 50mm, though more accurately would have been 43.27mm - the diagonal of the frame.

55mm on an 4/3rds sensor gives the same view as 110mm (give or take) on 135, making it a long portrait or short telephoto lens.

55mm on a 6x7 Pentax medium format camera would be distinctly wide-angle - about 25.81mm in 135 terms.

Brian

Link | Posted on Sep 13, 2016 at 19:34 UTC
On article Apple unveils iPhone 7 and dual-cam iPhone 7 Plus (920 comments in total)
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jmimac351: That so many are debating what Apple has done with the iPhone camera may speak to the impact Apple has had. Like it or not, that iPhone can take the quality of picture that it does is pretty remarkable. Some like digital, some like analog (some like both)... I like the attention Apple has given the processing of images taken with their product.

For my money, when you're standing at the wall at Sebring and see something and snap a random picture that you want to remember seeing (and hearing) iPhone does a great job, like it or not...

https://photos.smugmug.com/Cars/Random/i-WdmBHQL/0/L/IMG_3299-L.jpg

No question - I not only like iPhone, I just LOVE it. And it's time my ageing 4s was retired to domestic duties, as the battery life has become more than a little variable in recent months. Mind you, it's done me 4 years of daily use, and still runs all weekend without a charge if just on standby.

But I still resent a 56mm-(35mm-equivalent) lens being described as "Tele".

Brian

Link | Posted on Sep 9, 2016 at 19:27 UTC
On article Apple unveils iPhone 7 and dual-cam iPhone 7 Plus (920 comments in total)
In reply to:

Biowizard: Agreeing that 56mm (135 equivelant) is narrower than 28mm (ditto), it's hardly "Tele"! It's not even "Portrait". Indeed, I seem to remember that the F2.0 Helios lens that came attached as standard with my original Zenit B, was 57mm (actual).

More interesting would have been a pair of identical "28mm" cameras at both ends of one of the long sides, to enable you to take landscape format, 3D photos.

Brian

Considering its price, and the fact that some of its elements might contain tiny air bubbles, it was a remarkably sharp and effective lens!

Brian

Link | Posted on Sep 9, 2016 at 01:40 UTC
On article Apple unveils iPhone 7 and dual-cam iPhone 7 Plus (920 comments in total)
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pocoloco: Yet another annoying item to charge. Can't charge and listen, unless I handover way too much money for wireless earplugs that are easily lost. Oh yeah, going on a trip, a 15 hour flight, I guess I need to buy 3 sets of these earplugs, because they only last 5 hours. What a crap for $200!

What problem do they believe they have solved? Do they realize they created 3 problems by removing the jack?

Digeni5, no-one is claiming this phone is a Scuba camera - but IP67 is enough to use the camera, unprotected, in or around pools, the beach, on boats, in the rain and more. And compared to the instant-death models we've had so far, this is NOT to be poo-pooed.

Brian

Link | Posted on Sep 9, 2016 at 00:55 UTC
On article Apple unveils iPhone 7 and dual-cam iPhone 7 Plus (920 comments in total)
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Frank_BR: "Next to the standard 28mm module is a tele-56mm lens with its own 12MP sensor"

Well, 56mm is the focal length of a NORMAL lens, not a tele-lens!
Apple wasn't happy to capture a significant part of the photographic market. Now Apple is subverting the photographic concepts, too.

Great minds - see the post I was writing in parallel ...

Brian

Link | Posted on Sep 9, 2016 at 00:53 UTC
On article Apple unveils iPhone 7 and dual-cam iPhone 7 Plus (920 comments in total)

Agreeing that 56mm (135 equivelant) is narrower than 28mm (ditto), it's hardly "Tele"! It's not even "Portrait". Indeed, I seem to remember that the F2.0 Helios lens that came attached as standard with my original Zenit B, was 57mm (actual).

More interesting would have been a pair of identical "28mm" cameras at both ends of one of the long sides, to enable you to take landscape format, 3D photos.

Brian

Link | Posted on Sep 9, 2016 at 00:52 UTC as 46th comment | 4 replies
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HowaboutRAW: "low heat"?

LEDs get plenty hot if they're shining adequate light. But the heat can be dispersed say out the back.

If Polaroid's claim of "93% efficiency" is true, then heat will not be a problem. A (say) 1000W Halogen Equivalent panel would run off 100W of actual power, of which 93W would be light enerty - leaving just 7W of heat to dissipate. And 7W on a device that large will bare;y warm it up.

Brian

Link | Posted on Sep 3, 2016 at 07:51 UTC
On article Quick review: Apexel 8mm fisheye lens for smartphones (19 comments in total)

Many years ago (and I mean, MANY) I bought one of those through-the-door spyhole viewers, that you can use to see who is outside before opening your front door. Solid brass body, simple upright-image reverse telescope, you know the kind of thing.

Mounted in a piece of black plastic, rescued from some jar lid or somesuch, I could hold this over the 50mm f1.4 lens of my Olympus OM-1n, and take surprisingly effective "8mm fish-eye, full circle" shots, all for about £3. I still have it: must dig it out and hold it up to my iPhone!

Brian

Link | Posted on Sep 2, 2016 at 19:10 UTC as 11th comment

Even if this won't be up to DSLR prime time anytime soon, THIS is the kind of sensor we need in GoPro style action cameras. Global vs Rolling/Progressive shutter every time for me.

Brian

Link | Posted on Sep 1, 2016 at 07:33 UTC as 22nd comment

Superb video - made with nice toys!

Brian

Link | Posted on Aug 30, 2016 at 08:55 UTC as 5th comment

If I need linear motion, I use a simple dolly with roller-skate style wheels. And I can move it a lot further than 40cm, either in a dead-straight line, or if I prefer, in a calibrated, repeatable arc. All I need is an appropriate running surface - a table, the dance floor, even a couple of lengths of 4x2 or extruded aluminium secured between a pair of tripods.

Brian

Link | Posted on Aug 25, 2016 at 08:29 UTC as 6th comment
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RedFox88: Those ten didn't get PTSD from that plane decent. Lawyers. Wow!

What's next? I can sue the State for a deer running in front of my car getting my heart rate up because they didn't kill enough if them off ?!

Analogy? Hardly, go find a dictionary!

Brian

Link | Posted on Aug 18, 2016 at 21:33 UTC

Surprised they didn't sue for Whiplash at the same time ... oh, and being mis-sold air travel insurance while they are at it. Bunch of money-grabbing pussies.

Brian

Link | Posted on Aug 18, 2016 at 15:52 UTC as 19th comment
In reply to:

RedFox88: Those ten didn't get PTSD from that plane decent. Lawyers. Wow!

What's next? I can sue the State for a deer running in front of my car getting my heart rate up because they didn't kill enough if them off ?!

Surprised they didn't sue for Whiplash at the same time ... oh, and being mis-sold air travel insurance while they are at it. Bunch of money-grabbing pussies.

Brian

Link | Posted on Aug 18, 2016 at 15:52 UTC
On article SpaceVR wants you to see the earth from space, in VR (13 comments in total)

Fish-eye views from 200 miles up on a pair of 4K sensors? Gosh, that will be, er, whelming. You can see little enough on a 4K sensor from a drone flying at 200 feet, let alone miles, up in the air. Utterly pointless piece of space junk.

Brian

Link | Posted on Aug 15, 2016 at 15:42 UTC as 7th comment
On article Photoshop CC 2015.5.1 available (89 comments in total)

Still lovin' CS6, thanks.

In Perpetuam

Brian

Link | Posted on Aug 10, 2016 at 23:10 UTC as 9th comment
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