Lan

Lives in United Kingdom South East, United Kingdom
Works as a IT
Joined on Jul 12, 2001
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Hobbies:
Photography
Computers
Reading SF/Fantasy
Travel

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Lan: > Of course, there is a catch... CamFi Matrix Time is only available for
> the Windows operating system.

LOL; yes, that's a really major catch, it's *only* available for the most popular desktop OS on the planet (with a worldwide market share of roughly 90%). Major flaw. Oh wait, no, the other thing.

Tommi, agreed, that's why I specified desktop OS :)

Link | Posted on Jul 16, 2017 at 22:31 UTC
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Lan: > Of course, there is a catch... CamFi Matrix Time is only available for
> the Windows operating system.

LOL; yes, that's a really major catch, it's *only* available for the most popular desktop OS on the planet (with a worldwide market share of roughly 90%). Major flaw. Oh wait, no, the other thing.

EcoR1: Outside North America Macs are niche, even in the photography and video arenas. For most world markets MacOS support is utterly irrelevant IMO.

Link | Posted on Jul 16, 2017 at 18:18 UTC

So, Sample Gallery please!

Link | Posted on Jul 14, 2017 at 22:47 UTC as 73rd comment | 1 reply

> Of course, there is a catch... CamFi Matrix Time is only available for
> the Windows operating system.

LOL; yes, that's a really major catch, it's *only* available for the most popular desktop OS on the planet (with a worldwide market share of roughly 90%). Major flaw. Oh wait, no, the other thing.

Link | Posted on Jul 14, 2017 at 22:45 UTC as 6th comment | 7 replies
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zlatko: It's a fantastic and memorable photo, and the photographer deserves the full credit and copyright and all income it can earn. It's really sad that some commenters on a photography web site can't even side with the photographer.

In all fairness, most of us are so curmudgeonly that we wouldn't side for *anyone* ;)

Link | Posted on Jul 14, 2017 at 22:33 UTC
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makofoto: Hahahahahahahahahhahahahahaha

Aha-aha-aha-aha...
For a new Take (on Me) ;)

Link | Posted on Jul 14, 2017 at 22:30 UTC
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mandophoto: I like the idea of forgetting about focusing. The problem with using a normal lens this way is the constant awareness that focus adjustment is always possible. I've used zone focus but invariably revert to either manual or auto focus. Totally removing the ingrained assumption that "perfect" focus is necessary might be liberating.

It is kinda pricey though.

@mandophoto, that's nothing a bit of threadlock or superglue won't fix!

Link | Posted on Jul 7, 2017 at 20:28 UTC
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trungtran: "I really enjoyed having a block battery and not carrying and disposing of AA cells"

Who uses disposable batteries in Flash guns these days? Sure use it as a last resort, but ENELOOPS have been on the market as well as other LSD batteries for many years now.

Flash guns taken care off can last for many years. Batteries no matter how good will need to be replaced eventually.

I have flashes older than me that still work, (albeit in manual mode) A proprietary battery would make them worthless.

@T3: *Dies of shock*

Link | Posted on Jun 19, 2017 at 23:50 UTC

For some reason this feels more like a 3d render than a video to me. Not sure why...

Link | Posted on Jun 19, 2017 at 23:05 UTC as 34th comment | 3 replies
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trungtran: "I really enjoyed having a block battery and not carrying and disposing of AA cells"

Who uses disposable batteries in Flash guns these days? Sure use it as a last resort, but ENELOOPS have been on the market as well as other LSD batteries for many years now.

Flash guns taken care off can last for many years. Batteries no matter how good will need to be replaced eventually.

I have flashes older than me that still work, (albeit in manual mode) A proprietary battery would make them worthless.

@Jos van Eekelen: A standard Canon battery?! No such thing. I've owned and/or used 10 different Canon cameras, and not one of them has shared the same battery. Not a single one. I think most other manufacturers are better, but they still generally have an absolutely insane number of different batteries (and chargers). That's why I like AA.

There's no technical reason we couldn't have a few standard sizes of Li-ion, other than the rapacious greed of the camera/gadget manufacturers...

Link | Posted on Jun 19, 2017 at 22:58 UTC
On a photo in the Olympus TG-5 sample gallery sample gallery (3 comments in total)
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Lan: Really interesting flare, I rather like it!

Was the lens clean?

Interesting; thank you! That could become a signature look ;)

Link | Posted on Jun 19, 2017 at 00:13 UTC
On a photo in the Olympus TG-5 sample gallery sample gallery (3 comments in total)

Really interesting flare, I rather like it!

Was the lens clean?

Link | Posted on Jun 18, 2017 at 19:21 UTC as 1st comment | 2 replies
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steviewa: Minolta was the first with a selfie mirror back in the 80's on a disc film camera

@Jeff: No, I don't think Kodak Disc is suitable for a tbt - there were no positives to the product. May I suggest instead an sus - String Up Sunday ;)

Link | Posted on Jun 1, 2017 at 23:51 UTC
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Lan: In other news, water wet!

Seriously, they're looking to cut costs, raise yields, and increase sales?! Is any business *not* trying to do that? That's pretty much Business 101!

dbateman: LOL; yes, that's a popular option for the smaller company at least!

I thought the current new business model was to fleece thousands of people on Kickstarter, pocket the money, and run ;)

Link | Posted on Jun 1, 2017 at 17:15 UTC

In other news, water wet!

Seriously, they're looking to cut costs, raise yields, and increase sales?! Is any business *not* trying to do that? That's pretty much Business 101!

Link | Posted on May 31, 2017 at 19:41 UTC as 2nd comment | 3 replies
On article Sigma SD Quattro H Review (693 comments in total)
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Cheng Bao: https://www.dpreview.com/reviews/sigma-quattro-h/6
the default crop of test scene:

what's the pink smears on skyblue/orange rings?

Also have a look at the magenta circles (and magenta in general) in the Pixel Shift test shots. Massively desaturated.

However for a real laugh, have a look at ISO6400 ;)

Link | Posted on May 31, 2017 at 19:35 UTC
On article Roadtrip Review Redux: The Fujifilm X100F (173 comments in total)
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Elliot H: foliage looks mushy

Yup, (you're) welcome to the world of the X-Trans CFA.

Link | Posted on May 29, 2017 at 15:23 UTC
On article Fujifilm GF 32-64mm F4 R LM WR sample gallery (140 comments in total)
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ProfHankD: I hate Provia. To me, these all look way too contrasty -- with shadows all blocked-up and whites just slightly blown-out. I will admit that Fuji does a great job of matching the look of their films, but I never liked their films very much and that Sony sensor is capable of so much better!

The lens seems to do well enough to be very versatile with nice bokeh for a zoom. Flare is bad in a couple of shots... until I notice they're at f/32 and f/22. Those are not apertures I'd ever use (other than to check for dust on the sensor ;-) ).

Those apertures allow us to evaluate sunstar performance though, which is why they're there :)

Link | Posted on May 29, 2017 at 15:18 UTC
On article NanGuang launches three new portable LED-lights (5 comments in total)

CNB144 = CRI unknown
CNLUX1600C = CRI 95
CN8F = CRI 95

More info on all three here:
http://www.kenro.co.uk/brands/nanguang/nanguang_photo_video_led_lights/nanguang_colour_adjustable_oncamera_photo_video_led_light/
http://www.kenro.co.uk/brands/nanguang/nanguang_photo_video_led_lights/nanguang_oncamera_photo_video_led_light/
http://www.kenro.co.uk/brands/nanguang/nanguang_led_fresnel_lights/nanguang_led_oncamera_fresnel_head_cn8f/

Link | Posted on May 26, 2017 at 23:26 UTC as 2nd comment
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Dr Blackjack: Nice fun looking gadget!

Careful; I think saying positive things in the DPReview.com comments pages is one of the signs of the apocalypse. Well, I can only assume that's why no-one else has ever tried it before ;)

Link | Posted on May 24, 2017 at 23:39 UTC
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