Matpan

Joined on Aug 12, 2016

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On article Sony a7S III initial review (1620 comments in total)
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Matpan: Just posting an inconsequential comment on a product I won't own nor need. I just didn't want to feel left out of the loop.

Mine was. I don't know what all this talk about industry shifting and paradigm changing consequential commenting consequently comes from.

Link | Posted on Jul 31, 2020 at 07:56 UTC

But does it have dual card slots?

Link | Posted on Jul 30, 2020 at 08:57 UTC as 16th comment | 2 replies
On article Sony a7S III initial review (1620 comments in total)
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Matpan: Just posting an inconsequential comment on a product I won't own nor need. I just didn't want to feel left out of the loop.

I am sorry, but I cannot let this one slide. You see, I am hereby supposed to act in a reactive manner towards your comment. You attacked my preference towards an inanimate object / brand. And I take offense in that. In this world of consumer market value, such attack invalidates my person as a whole. I am in no way supposed to be able to separate these aspects of my person. So there... you did it, I am now offended.

Link | Posted on Jul 30, 2020 at 07:50 UTC
On article Sony a7S III initial review (1620 comments in total)
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Matpan: Just posting an inconsequential comment on a product I won't own nor need. I just didn't want to feel left out of the loop.

All I ever wanted to do is add another drop to the ocean. Glad to be of service.

Link | Posted on Jul 29, 2020 at 07:41 UTC
On article Sony a7S III initial review (1620 comments in total)

Just posting an inconsequential comment on a product I won't own nor need. I just didn't want to feel left out of the loop.

Link | Posted on Jul 29, 2020 at 05:36 UTC as 116th comment | 6 replies

I mean... shampoo comes with instructions for use. Does this surprise anyone?

Link | Posted on Jul 3, 2020 at 07:38 UTC as 30th comment

Wait... No Ibis? No Dual Card Slots? How many megapixels is he even working with? And that tiny aperture??? This is surely not a real photographer.

Link | Posted on Jun 12, 2020 at 06:45 UTC as 21st comment

Thats a straight ripoff of Sega's DreamCast logo. I mean, same logo, and with the word dream in it?...

Link | Posted on Jun 9, 2020 at 08:17 UTC as 10th comment | 1 reply

But... were these taken with full frame or crop sensor cameras? did they have IBIS? Dual Card slots? What was the resolution on their EVFs? These are the real important questions... Composition, narrative, and sheer skills are all so not important.

Link | Posted on May 6, 2020 at 12:25 UTC as 20th comment | 2 replies
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SonyOB: Aren't we beyond that already?
I mean, wasting fossil fuels for no other reason than to see if Audi engineers can make an 8-million-dollar car run just a bit faster on an empty race track.
Is it really OK to burn millions and millions just to play this silly game?
I think not.

But even in early times manufacturers sought better pilots...Surtees raced for different scuderias... and while it was not rare for a driver to actively participate in the engineering and specially fine tuning process of tailoring the car they would drive themselves (Niki Lauda was well known for it too) there was always a team of engineers and designers behind the whole process. It is just harder nowadays... more systems, a plethora of electronics, drive-trains an specially transmissions are way more advanced. Still, test pilots remain at the core of any good car design, and they are rewarded handsomely for it.

Link | Posted on Apr 2, 2020 at 15:27 UTC
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SonyOB: Aren't we beyond that already?
I mean, wasting fossil fuels for no other reason than to see if Audi engineers can make an 8-million-dollar car run just a bit faster on an empty race track.
Is it really OK to burn millions and millions just to play this silly game?
I think not.

@ SonyOB,... and it was not billion dollar madness then simply because it was not a billion dollar industry paradigm, simply put. The stakes are much higher today, hence the value of the chips...

Link | Posted on Apr 2, 2020 at 15:20 UTC
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SonyOB: Aren't we beyond that already?
I mean, wasting fossil fuels for no other reason than to see if Audi engineers can make an 8-million-dollar car run just a bit faster on an empty race track.
Is it really OK to burn millions and millions just to play this silly game?
I think not.

@SonyOB nice sentiment, and a model that worked in an era before hyper-specialization and a more infant automotive industry. Same with Howard Hughes and the aeronautic industry... it was another time, there was a lot more of virgin territory to explore and a lot was in for the taking if you were brave enough. Government and legal regulations were far more loose and you could get away with more.

Still you can find some of those designers in today's automotive world: Pagani and Koenigsegg come to mind. While they are not racers in and of themselves, they both built relatively new brands and operate on a much smaller scale (their cars are the more expensive for it)...

Link | Posted on Apr 2, 2020 at 15:19 UTC
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SonyOB: Aren't we beyond that already?
I mean, wasting fossil fuels for no other reason than to see if Audi engineers can make an 8-million-dollar car run just a bit faster on an empty race track.
Is it really OK to burn millions and millions just to play this silly game?
I think not.

Again, typically ignorant comment of someone who obviously does not understand how mass industry works... Super (or hyper) cars, are high cost, low production units that cater to the 1% of the 1% of the richest consumers on earth. They are a niche market that contribute little to nothing to the overall emission deal. On the other hand, they do a LOT to further the technology that, some years down the line you will see applied in consumer grade products to make them better. Let the rich pay the prototypes... it makes for a better industry as a whole.

Electric supercars are the thing now. Combustion engine ones are more and more a thing of the past, by the way.

Link | Posted on Apr 1, 2020 at 12:32 UTC
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SteveAnderson: Wow, I sure dont like this ultra boring and anti basic instinct new generation.

I have a feeling you wouldnt be talking so boring if you were in that passenger seat.

Road cars, sure. Make them as efficient as possible. Race cars create very little pollution though. It is a very sustainable sport.

You realize that the Bugatti is also extremely efficient for its power output right?

That we wouldnt have ultra efficient aero and engines if not for pushing limits yeah?

Go take a photo of a tree if you cant enjoy our most basic instincts.

@madeinlisboa If we are being honest, make the room airtight enough and you can lock yourself in to see how sustainable you yourself are, while we are at it.

Please, when you try to make a point, at least try to make a point.

Link | Posted on Apr 1, 2020 at 12:28 UTC
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Matpan: I already got the 2018 iPad pro... and I gotta say, I am using my cintiq less and less. All apple needs to do is release this in 16 inches, a new processor, and Adobe needs to finish implementing Photoshop functionalities and I won't be sitting in front of my computer much more...

Right now, I believe you can EASILY either finish a full professional piece or at least get 85-90% of the job done in an iPad Pro. It's that last 15% Apple needs to figure out to give Wacom a hard time.

Link | Posted on Mar 21, 2020 at 11:57 UTC
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Matpan: I already got the 2018 iPad pro... and I gotta say, I am using my cintiq less and less. All apple needs to do is release this in 16 inches, a new processor, and Adobe needs to finish implementing Photoshop functionalities and I won't be sitting in front of my computer much more...

@ewelch: I am in the mood for sushi, if I+m being honest.

@joger: Agreed! I own a Magic keyboard, which I bought alongside the VERY rugged Urban Armor Gear case (totally recommended) back when I got my iPad Pro. I thought I would be using it a lot, specially come Photoshop. Never used it... waste of money for me. The idea of the iPad is to rely more and more on gesture shortcuts, and it's working for me, jsut a small adaptation curve. I feel , if I needed to rely on a keyboard to support the workflow, it would kinda go against the purpose of it all.

Link | Posted on Mar 21, 2020 at 11:53 UTC
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Matpan: I already got the 2018 iPad pro... and I gotta say, I am using my cintiq less and less. All apple needs to do is release this in 16 inches, a new processor, and Adobe needs to finish implementing Photoshop functionalities and I won't be sitting in front of my computer much more...

@mr.izo : I work professionally as an Illustrator and concept artist for the gaming industry. My main workflow relies heavily on Photoshop, I am a life long PC user, who adores building his own rigs and I have always been on the opposite sidewalk regarding Macintosh products (overpriced for the muscle they offer ever since they left the Powerpc architecture)...

I can tell you for a fact, a LOT of high end professionals are REALLY tempted by the idea of a slightly more powerful (and maybe a bit larger) iPad Pro. Sure, the OS is not the best, but with the coming of a full fledged photoshop and ProCreate getting better with each update, we have most of what we need neatly packed in a freaking tablet.

I do own a VERY overkill spec PC and a Large Cintiq Pro, and yet, I am using the iPad more often than my desktop setup...

Link | Posted on Mar 21, 2020 at 11:52 UTC

I already got the 2018 iPad pro... and I gotta say, I am using my cintiq less and less. All apple needs to do is release this in 16 inches, a new processor, and Adobe needs to finish implementing Photoshop functionalities and I won't be sitting in front of my computer much more...

Link | Posted on Mar 19, 2020 at 11:47 UTC as 19th comment | 6 replies
On article Fujifilm X-T4 review (1476 comments in total)
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Aesthetic Voyager: Is it correct that GFX 100 received pixel shift mode with a FW update?

it has a Bayer sensor tohugh. The problem with pixel shift on the XT4 is the XTRANS array. As I understand a harder technical hurdle to overcome.

Link | Posted on Feb 26, 2020 at 08:27 UTC

Its an OK workflow to recolor. As a concept artist and illustrator I use this tool when I started an sketch in black and white. It is a less than ideal way to do it, but it can provide a good starting point to introduce some color variation later.

But the way he is showing it is very limited; he is using the technique it in it's most basic form. You can add as many colors to the gradient map as you wish. Seldom are the ramp between values a linear progression from one single color to black or white, color goes through slight hue alterations as value changes.

Here is this technique used by Arthur Gimaldinov, an excellent illustrator. As you can see (warning music volume) he introduces much more color variation in the gradient maps, thus giving a more natural feel. Granted, his work is not realistic. But you can do this much more in a picture and make the color variations a bit more compelling in my opinion.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A3WB63SKZ90

Link | Posted on Feb 25, 2020 at 15:58 UTC as 5th comment
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