Biowizard

Biowizard

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Joined on Oct 21, 2011

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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 (20 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 12th 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 20th 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 ?!

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

For once, this IS Rocket Science!

Bravo NASA!

Brian

Link | Posted on Aug 9, 2016 at 16:37 UTC as 12th comment
On article Real world test: The Panono is a 108MP spherical camera (155 comments in total)
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Biowizard: By the way - do they WATERMARK every one of your ORIGINAL photos?

Brian

Sorry Jonas, but fee or no fee, I find the idea of ANY company putting THEIR watermark on MY photo totally objectionable.

Especially interesting given one of today's "trending" stories, about Carol Highsmith slapping a $1 billion lawsuit on Getty for theft of copyright ...

Brian

Link | Posted on Jul 29, 2016 at 14:54 UTC
On article Real world test: The Panono is a 108MP spherical camera (155 comments in total)

By the way - do they WATERMARK every one of your ORIGINAL photos?

Brian

Link | Posted on Jul 27, 2016 at 22:28 UTC as 13th comment | 6 replies
On article Real world test: The Panono is a 108MP spherical camera (155 comments in total)

Hmm ...

1) Looks like a cheap plastic toy, but costs like a serious SLR camera
2) Maximum frame rate in the order of 2-6 per minute
3) Requires both a tablet/phone and connection to "the cloud"
4) Generates massive photos with dodgy stitching, once "the cloud" has responded
5) A 360-degree view is NOT "VR". It's not even stereo. It's just a 360-degree view.
6) Any concept of photographic composition is utterly non-existent

Apart from that, lovely work.

Brian

Link | Posted on Jul 27, 2016 at 12:28 UTC as 19th comment | 1 reply
On article Nico360 to be 'world's smallest' 360-degree camera (24 comments in total)
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Biowizard: In what respect is a 360-degree view "stereo"?

Brian

That's my point. Single lens per 180-degree "visual dome" does not allow for stereo imaging. Their use of the word "stereo" is therefore misleading.

Brian

Link | Posted on Jul 24, 2016 at 14:02 UTC
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maxnimo: I'm so glad there finally is an option to having something other than a silly super-wide lens.

Totally agreed. 180 degree fisheye lenses (like GoPro) make for the most boring photos imaginable when a drone is even just 20 feet above the ground, let alone 200 or 2000 feet.

Brian

Link | Posted on Jul 23, 2016 at 23:12 UTC
On article Nico360 to be 'world's smallest' 360-degree camera (24 comments in total)

In what respect is a 360-degree view "stereo"?

Brian

Link | Posted on Jul 20, 2016 at 12:30 UTC as 2nd comment | 2 replies
On article Setting new standards: Nikon D5 Review (493 comments in total)

Oh SH!T - another round of Canon Cannot, Nikon Nice bo!!ocks to suffer.

Olympus = KARMA

Brian ;-)

Link | Posted on Jul 16, 2016 at 16:19 UTC as 33rd comment | 2 replies

Now that the UKP is crashing in the aftermath of the brainless and stupid "brexit" vote last week, I may as well buy some toys, and a monochrome-only digital has always been something I've wanted. I fancy blue enameling, gold (solid) highlights, and of course, that sapphire glass on the LCD. Heck, also make the thing 50% bigger for me, give it a Hasselblad mount and shove in a 64x48mm 50mpx sensor, please.

Phew. Now Brexit literally cannot cost me a penny more, and I can film my own bankruptcy application in minute detail!

Brian

Link | Posted on Jul 3, 2016 at 22:34 UTC as 1st comment
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