Richard Wonka

Lives in Thailand Phuket, Thailand
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Joined on Feb 28, 2012
About me:

Getting my own sail boat. Soon.


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Cy Cheze: Insects may not have focal vision or perceive bokeh, but the perception of location and motion must be extremely acute.

Could the same approach be applied to laser guidance or sub-optical frequencies, such as infra-red or radar? Might result in one heckuva agile mechanical dragonfly to use for surveillance or as a drone. But the data or imaging would not resemble anything people are accustomed to "see." The "pictures" might differentiate objects and distances, but not resolve text or facial features. Just my ant-brained guess, mind you.

Hmm... makes me wonder how they would perceive bokeh when seeing it in an image. An unreal experience? Surreal? Broken/eye-watering? Or just: "Not food - must keep flying!"

Link | Posted on May 5, 2013 at 14:47 UTC

surprised no one is missing darktable here...

Link | Posted on Feb 16, 2013 at 10:26 UTC as 43rd comment | 1 reply
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thx1138: Wow, rotten specs. f/3.9 lens, 230kp LCD, no RAW, tiny 1/2.3" sensor. Sort of like every other underwater P&S. At least the new Olympus is f/2 at wide end.

Why is it assumed underwater photographers like to use crap cameras.

Just because you don't like RAW doesn't mean we should all suffer and have to use jpg. You can still shoot jpg on a RAW enabled camera and let the camera company do the processing for you. I like to control how I process my files.

Nah, /real/ underwater photographers shoot on one breath and on film. :-)

Link | Posted on May 9, 2012 at 07:20 UTC
On article Just Posted: Olympus OM-D E-M5 review (572 comments in total)

I'm surprised not to find any reference to the Panasonic GX1.. any ideas why?

Link | Posted on May 1, 2012 at 16:06 UTC as 43rd comment | 2 replies
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