Le Kilt

Lives in France South-West, France
Works as a Searching for Light
Joined on Mar 28, 2005

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tinternaut: Wasn't a feature length movie shot with iPhones equipped with an anamorphic lens attachment?

Olympus had the balls to shoot an ad for the old E-PL1, using E-PL1s, and showed the rigging they used as part of the add. I don't think anyone realistically expects you could shoot a professional ad with a handheld iPhone or top end Android device.

Slouch - Yes, I am so sorry, I meant to say balderdash!

Link | Posted on Jul 10, 2017 at 00:56 UTC
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tinternaut: Wasn't a feature length movie shot with iPhones equipped with an anamorphic lens attachment?

Olympus had the balls to shoot an ad for the old E-PL1, using E-PL1s, and showed the rigging they used as part of the add. I don't think anyone realistically expects you could shoot a professional ad with a handheld iPhone or top end Android device.

Rubbish, the ad suggests you get that can film that with a simple iPhone, you might always have your smartphone with you, but you don't happen to have a large expensive professionnal cinema lens and large rig in your pocket, do you?
How many people seeing the advert will think "cool, I'll get an iPhone and a large expensive cinema lens and a rig, yeah!"?
No, it's made to make you believe you can get that quality film with just an iPhone.

Link | Posted on Jul 9, 2017 at 22:38 UTC
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tinternaut: Wasn't a feature length movie shot with iPhones equipped with an anamorphic lens attachment?

Olympus had the balls to shoot an ad for the old E-PL1, using E-PL1s, and showed the rigging they used as part of the add. I don't think anyone realistically expects you could shoot a professional ad with a handheld iPhone or top end Android device.

Nicolas06 - Who's thinking people are dumb? LOL, please avoid putting thoughts into my head. Lack of knowledge or experience is a different thing.
I imagine most here are more interested in photography and video, so are mor likely to spot and understand an article like that, irrespective of age.
Apple marketing people obviously think their ad will work ;-)

Link | Posted on Jul 2, 2017 at 11:04 UTC
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oldfashioned: nah , cell phones replaced already the amateur production with traditional cameras and worldwide. The same for video. There are plenty of standard cellphone material around.
Just like with video there will be soon pro stuff and cellphones. All the rest will be obsolete

You doubt what?

Link | Posted on Jun 30, 2017 at 20:45 UTC
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arhmatic: just like watching that head & shoulders commercial...

Me too! They must have trouble finding the bikinis !!!

Link | Posted on Jun 30, 2017 at 20:19 UTC
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oldfashioned: nah , cell phones replaced already the amateur production with traditional cameras and worldwide. The same for video. There are plenty of standard cellphone material around.
Just like with video there will be soon pro stuff and cellphones. All the rest will be obsolete

LOL, and yet I have three teenagers amongst firends who asked for and got DSLRs because they wanted to take better quality pics than their phones would give them.
Phones will also have a small problem getting 400mm equivalent pics for a long time... Shallow depth of field, maybe...

Link | Posted on Jun 30, 2017 at 20:14 UTC
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RCicala: This is my favorite article in DPR History. Made my day!

I remember when 5D Mk II video was all the rage and people would be shocked that their footage didn't look like 'insert famous filmaker'. Of course he had dollies, jibs, tons of lighting, and 16 assistants.

True, but at least with a good Canon EF lens on the 5D2 you could get the same image quality, perspective, etc.

Link | Posted on Jun 30, 2017 at 20:09 UTC
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MrBrightSide: That may look impressive, but all it is is a bunch of brackets, clamps, and rods assembled in an imposing manner. Anyone with even the most basic mechanical skills and 20 minutes can do the same thing.

My question is what is the lens they're using and what is that block through which all the cables are routed.
May I suggest that DPR use its connections in the industry to get one of the editors entrée into a full-on smart phone shoot and report back in minute detail what they observe. I bet There is one happening on the streets of Seattle this very minute. A phone call to the cities film office get you hooked up in time to go be a fly on the wall

LOL!
A bunch of brackets clamps and rods, and oh yes, a bloody great lens, probably a pro cinema one, fixed to a corresponding lens socket fixed to that strange block.
20 minutes? LOL! Any pro cinematographer with plenty experience and knowing the differents elements may manage it in 20 minutes if they've done it before.
;-)

Link | Posted on Jun 30, 2017 at 20:03 UTC
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tinternaut: Wasn't a feature length movie shot with iPhones equipped with an anamorphic lens attachment?

Olympus had the balls to shoot an ad for the old E-PL1, using E-PL1s, and showed the rigging they used as part of the add. I don't think anyone realistically expects you could shoot a professional ad with a handheld iPhone or top end Android device.

Except a few hundred million youngsters who have no idea what happens in professional film making and haven't learnt to distrust adverts.

Link | Posted on Jun 30, 2017 at 19:49 UTC
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Michael McCulley: I volunteer at a 34,000 acre County Operated park in AZ, that includes close to 100 miles of trails, less than 10 miles of road ways, multiple campgrounds for RVs, Tents, along with scores of picnic areas. Elevations changes range up to 1800 feet. Often there are many thousands of people are in the park along with dogs, horses.. Wildlife includes Raptors, Mtn. Lions, along with other wild 4 legged species not to mention the other critters that comes with a desert environment. The park is located more than 30-40 minutes response by emergency vehicles. Drones are NOT ALLOWED. Although privacy issues abound at this park at any given time, the PRIMARY issue with drones is the fact that there are dozens of helicopter rescues we have each year. A large percentage are not announced and 99% of rescues are more than 45 minutes hiking distance away from any road access in addition to drive time getting to the park. Helicopter RESCUE protocols are hard & not negotiable > no DRONES !

I imagine most birds will crap themselves and get the hell out of the way when a helicopter comes towards them. The drone knows no such fear.

BTW some drones are a few ounces, but some can happily go up to carrying 10Kg...

Link | Posted on Apr 27, 2017 at 15:10 UTC
On article Canon will add C-Log to the EOS 5D Mark IV for $99 (464 comments in total)
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Mateus1: I finished with Canon when they brought 5DmkII.

The only camera I will be remember is 5D. 6D was a mistake.

5D mkIV is overpriced joke. I am sure it will also be with 6Dmk2.

No back for me to Canon.

LOL, so what are you doing here...?!
There are some nice Nikon and Sony forums for you...

Link | Posted on Apr 22, 2017 at 23:37 UTC
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ProfHankD: Just to be safe, in formal talks (e.g., the Electronic Imaging conference) I have been saying "OOF PSF" (out-of-focus point spread function). ;-)

Actually, I continue to be amazed by how many people in computational photography don't even know the word. I'm also happy you posted this... especially since it seems that I actually was pronouncing "bokeh" correctly. :-)

Love the notion of true blur.
Smearing is only one of the causes of blur. Being OOF is another.

In the photographic world we use bokeh to refer to the OOF blur in the background (most commonly) or foreground, the caracterstics of which vary depending on the lens design.

Link | Posted on Apr 1, 2017 at 11:29 UTC
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ProfHankD: Just to be safe, in formal talks (e.g., the Electronic Imaging conference) I have been saying "OOF PSF" (out-of-focus point spread function). ;-)

Actually, I continue to be amazed by how many people in computational photography don't even know the word. I'm also happy you posted this... especially since it seems that I actually was pronouncing "bokeh" correctly. :-)

No misreading, and agreed, no stupidity evident here :-)
(My post was also aimed at the first message and its subsequent answer)

As for a definition, I would keep things simple, as bokeh is a noun used so that we know which 'blur' we're talking about, anything else needs adjectives or descriptions to quantify or qualify it. Hence many discussions about the "quality of bokeh".

Any ability to predict it must be of great interest to the lens designers.

Link | Posted on Mar 31, 2017 at 13:30 UTC
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xiao fei: Regardless of how obnoxious you think the drone is, the appropriate course of action is to record it and or just go inside and call the police instead of shooting firearms into the air. If your rights are being infringed, there is a legal system for that.

We'll soon have legislation demanding a registration number be visible on a drone...
Might be tricky for the very small ones!

Link | Posted on Mar 31, 2017 at 12:01 UTC
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Coletell Bell: Why would anyone choose to fly a drone other than for snooping around? I don't have any sympathy for those who have lost their drones to "enemy action".

Some false generalities also Nicolas. Although most drones have fixed cameras, some can carry cameras that can take much more detailed shots. Even just a Sony RX-100 at 70mm and 24 MPixels will give scary detail... :-/

Link | Posted on Mar 31, 2017 at 11:52 UTC
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ProfHankD: Just to be safe, in formal talks (e.g., the Electronic Imaging conference) I have been saying "OOF PSF" (out-of-focus point spread function). ;-)

Actually, I continue to be amazed by how many people in computational photography don't even know the word. I'm also happy you posted this... especially since it seems that I actually was pronouncing "bokeh" correctly. :-)

Yes, OOF PSF connot be bokeh, as bokeh is not a function but an end result... of OOF PSF ;-)

Link | Posted on Mar 31, 2017 at 11:32 UTC
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jhinkey: Oh the wide open MTF of the 11mm shows there will be lots of "bat wing" lights in the corners.

Well, curiously I've been shooting with a 16mm on FF ever since the first 5D came out, and it's brilliant for all the afore-mentioned, hand-held. No problem going wider, I could often use have used it. Of course, I avoid a face in the close foreground, but other objects often add to a great composition!
I have many many low-light hand-held shots taken at 16mm f/2.8 (some printed at ten feet wide), tripod and small aperture being unnesessary, so bring on the 11mm, yeah! ;-)

Link | Posted on Feb 21, 2017 at 17:22 UTC
On article Hands-on with the Canon EOS 77D (450 comments in total)
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jennajenna: How many focus points canon 77d f8? like when you use it with a 1.4 x III

It will be in the User Guide when it becomes available.

Link | Posted on Feb 21, 2017 at 13:00 UTC
On article Hands-on with the Canon EOS 77D (450 comments in total)
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Francis Sawyer: Let us guess: Still no intervalometer for time lapse.

Oh wait, it says, "Built-in interval timer." So Canon finally added something that should have been standard on every camera at every price for the last decade?

Already present in 7DII, 80D and 5DIV, but yes, it was overdue before that.

Link | Posted on Feb 21, 2017 at 12:44 UTC
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jhinkey: Oh the wide open MTF of the 11mm shows there will be lots of "bat wing" lights in the corners.

Hand-held in dark conditions...landscapes, events, interiors...

Link | Posted on Feb 21, 2017 at 08:24 UTC
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