LensBeginner

LensBeginner

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Tommi K1: Isn't it meant to be written as 21'650 frames per second?
As 21,650 frames per second reads like 21 and 650 fractions of frames per second...

In Italy we use the single quotation mark (') to separate thousands - it's actually written as a dot at school -, and the comma (,) is used for decimals.

In order to avoid confusion and issues with badly-coded software, I always change the settings of every PC I configure to use the dot (.) instead of the comma.

Link | Posted on Oct 30, 2016 at 23:34 UTC

Much more interesting than the fluid base I own, I'm afraid...

While panning is indeed fluid, one always has to interpolate panning with other motions when moving at an upward or downward angle, in order to keep the panning plane leveled (easier to demonstrate than to explain).
That way, the ball joint is always used in conjunction with the fluid one, potentially leading to potential jagginess in the motion.

OTOH I mainly use my monopod for stills, I had the occasion to film more before buying it than after (but I didn't know it would have been that way). All in all I'm happy I have a versatile piece of equipment, sadly the fluid foot is not replaceable.

Link | Posted on Oct 21, 2016 at 19:32 UTC as 9th comment
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John Koch: Is Galileo an honorary member of the PrimaLuceLab board of directors? He needed pen and paper to transcribe celestial observations. On the other hand, he could find star-filled skies virtually anywhere. His telescope would have captured nothing in today's urban skies.

What is the cheapest effective device to offset earth rotation? I suspect that trailing caused by earth rotation is a serious obstacle to time exposures over 30 seconds. I also surmise that light pollution precludes time exposures above 10 seconds where most people live. Those "dark sky" sites tend to be rather remote, difficult, or spooky. Oh, and clouds.

Cheapest, a "barn door".
Otherwise yeah motorized devices.

Link | Posted on Oct 15, 2016 at 09:24 UTC
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Debankur Mukherjee: Lets get ISO 100 image quality at ISO 3276800..............is it possible............

ISO noise and long exposure noise are two completely different things.
One is due to amplification a signal and its underlying noise, the other to the sensor itself, when it heats up.

Link | Posted on Oct 15, 2016 at 09:21 UTC
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Najinsky: It's the airline aspect that will likely affect me most.

I'm a near permanent traveler which goes hand in hand with my photography.

I can see this driving new types of ban on various portable electronic devices. There are already limits on lithium camera batteries for some airlines.

We might be heading for a whole new chapter in air travel inconvenience again. And while it's easy to criticize the lazy generic nature of some bans, I have to confess the idea of being stranded at 32,000 feet on a blazing airliner, really doesn't hold any appeal for me at all.

...or simply that existing restrictions could be enforced more strictly. I agree.

I took quite some planes in the last few months, with different airlines, and aboard all flights there was an announcement regarding the Note 7... sign of the times I guess...

Link | Posted on Oct 13, 2016 at 08:08 UTC
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Najinsky: It's the airline aspect that will likely affect me most.

I'm a near permanent traveler which goes hand in hand with my photography.

I can see this driving new types of ban on various portable electronic devices. There are already limits on lithium camera batteries for some airlines.

We might be heading for a whole new chapter in air travel inconvenience again. And while it's easy to criticize the lazy generic nature of some bans, I have to confess the idea of being stranded at 32,000 feet on a blazing airliner, really doesn't hold any appeal for me at all.

Limits on Lithium batteries were operationals years before the Note 7 case... they were never a hindrance even for power-users equipped with power banks, something around 30-32 Ah IIRC, while my powerbank and my phone combined only reach about 20, and it's all "new" stuff that wasn't so commonplace just a couple of years ago (phones were 1.5-2 Ah instead of 3-4, powerbanks, lipstick-style, 3-5).

Link | Posted on Oct 12, 2016 at 14:53 UTC
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sh10453: I already made the replacement.
I got the Huawie Honor 8 (now on sale for $350 at B&H, with quite some nice goodies as a bonus for a limited time).
I got the 32GB version.
4GB RAM is great! Octa-core processor is awesome (2 quad-core processors).
It takes up to 128GB micro SD card.
Feedback from friends and family regarding sound quality (voice from my end) has been rated excellent.
I like the image quality of the dual lens camera, and the available options in Pro Mode photography.
This is my first time to use a Huawie product, but I'm very pleased with the phone.
In fact two of my friends are dumping their iPhone 6S/Plus and getting the Honor 8 due to poor sound (voice) quality.
Highly recommended.

I have a 40" 1080p tv and a 5.5" 1080p smartphone... I guess 1080p on the smartphone are enough...

Link | Posted on Oct 12, 2016 at 14:50 UTC
On article UPDATED: Sony RX100 Mark V real-world samples (275 comments in total)
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coody: Because Sony RX100 V limits 4k for 5 minutes, user should prefer Panasonic LX 10.

Yeah, I will definitely buy more as budget permits and tech advances... next one I'd like to be at least 4k (for cropping purposes), now that prices are manageable.

Audio is my No. 1 priority though, so other mics come first :)

Quality from the action cam and the camcorder is about equal... they are both lousy! :P

Link | Posted on Oct 9, 2016 at 07:45 UTC
On article UPDATED: Sony RX100 Mark V real-world samples (275 comments in total)
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coody: Because Sony RX100 V limits 4k for 5 minutes, user should prefer Panasonic LX 10.

I don't... since my still cameras can't cope with continuous recording, I was forced by budget constraints to buy a consumer-grade camcorder and a Chinese-quality action cam (camera 1 and camera 2 in my setup)...

...but I do have a proper external recorder (XY integrated stereo), and a nice large diaphragm condenser mic for accents ;-)

But boy, would have I liked an interchangeable lens camera that allowed continuous recording for as long as a couple of hours... I could have put my nice lenses to good use, instead of relying on that purple-fringe-producing plastic pile of excrement that is my camcorder... :-/

Link | Posted on Oct 8, 2016 at 20:48 UTC
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coody: Because Sony RX100 V limits 4k for 5 minutes, user should prefer Panasonic LX 10.

Who said it would have been the only camera?
Who said audio was to be from the in-camera mic?

I personally place different cameras around, but the point of having cameras that record continuously is precisely to free your hands (and be able to do other stuff, be it performing or recording with other devices)

Link | Posted on Oct 8, 2016 at 19:28 UTC
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coody: Because Sony RX100 V limits 4k for 5 minutes, user should prefer Panasonic LX 10.

@DaGuardian Well, sometimes it is necessary to do so...
To me as well limitations on continuous video recording are quite important.

Link | Posted on Oct 8, 2016 at 04:52 UTC
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zakaria: Shooting at 1:1 crop mode is a great addition.
Thanks Ricoh.I use pentax dslr since 2008 I never got an update from Pentax that add some features except this new firmware.
All pentax firmware updates were to enhance general stability.

...something like a multi-aspect APS-C sensor in addition to the FF one, I like it!

Link | Posted on Oct 4, 2016 at 11:54 UTC
On article Abandoned America: Photographing a forgotten history (76 comments in total)
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Brooks A: This is similar to John Griggs's excellent photography, which can be seen on his website Entropic Remnants http://www.entropicremnants.com/

Yep, my opinion as well.

Link | Posted on Oct 3, 2016 at 13:51 UTC
On article Abandoned America: Photographing a forgotten history (76 comments in total)
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Brooks A: This is similar to John Griggs's excellent photography, which can be seen on his website Entropic Remnants http://www.entropicremnants.com/

Sorry, gave a look, but too much overcooked HDR in every single picture for my taste.
While I concede that HDR gives its best with machinery, dilapidated structures and decay in general, that's far too much for me.

Link | Posted on Oct 3, 2016 at 11:00 UTC

The jaggies look just like a poor GPS module in difficult conditions (trees, echoes due to having rock on the opposite side of the satellite, slow motion etc.).

Even the most sophisticated GPS module will draw a "star" when holding still, let alone a smartphone-quality like the ones mounted on cameras (and no, GLONASS support won't make that "highly accurate"... the old Galaxy SIII - and many cellphones of that generation - had it too, and it still was a mess).

Question: is it possible to download a *.gpx file without passing through the app, just straight from the microSD card, or is it everything stored in a proprietary file format?

Link | Posted on Sep 23, 2016 at 09:45 UTC as 3rd comment
On article Instax goes luxury with Michael Kors collaboration (41 comments in total)
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Marty4650: Wasn't the Pentax K-01 "designer inspired" too?

@Will So useful it's my only camera...

Link | Posted on Sep 21, 2016 at 21:10 UTC
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PanchoVilla: A cheap Helios 58mm f/2 will get you the same look for $40 USD + purchase of an adapter. Another Kickstarter ripoff!

Right.
Or buy a Pentax, find a Helios 44K and forgo the adapter ;-)

Link | Posted on Sep 11, 2016 at 10:05 UTC
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LensBeginner: I believe that a 3D-printed plastic item is intrinsically more fragile than a cast one.

Re the integrity I was refering to the fact that in image No.1 the thing surely looks bent under the weight of the camera, as many here noticed, just in case you missed it.

I wouldn't let anything of that sort bear the weight of an even remotely valuable film rangefinder, let alone a heavy modern camera...

Link | Posted on Sep 3, 2016 at 20:16 UTC
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LensBeginner: I believe that a 3D-printed plastic item is intrinsically more fragile than a cast one.

@electrophoto yeah I know, type of resin, heat treatment etc.
However if I had to bet after seeing the pics I'd say that in this case I'm correct ;-)

Moreover that's the wrong process for this kind of thing, they are so simple that molding is the way to go, unless they expect to sell a veeery small number, that is...

Link | Posted on Aug 31, 2016 at 14:27 UTC

I believe that a 3D-printed plastic item is intrinsically more fragile than a cast one.

Link | Posted on Aug 30, 2016 at 12:45 UTC as 12th comment | 5 replies
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