TomFid

Lives in United States MT, United States
Has a website at blog.metasd.com
Joined on Jan 16, 2004

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TomFid: Isn't the grand prize more or less a copy of a winner from another recent competition? Looks very familiar.

Nice memory mainger.

Link | Posted on Jul 22, 2020 at 23:53 UTC

Isn't the grand prize more or less a copy of a winner from another recent competition? Looks very familiar.

Link | Posted on Jul 22, 2020 at 20:46 UTC as 55th comment | 9 replies
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SpacemanUA: "Micro 4/3 "and "high-end gear" are mutually exclusive. While first might live and develop in it's way as a compact system, going premium is a death sentence to it. Just because if it's high-end, it will be quite big and expensive and you can't outplay FF cameras in their league. Same story. They never learn.

FF is only "better" if you absolutely need the last 2 stops of light. Otherwise, there are lots of possible tradeoffs. The perception that sensor size is everything is stupid, but there's a lot of stupid around, which may be what got Oly into trouble.

Link | Posted on Jul 15, 2020 at 17:04 UTC
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Kipplemaster: That 150-400 looks bigger than the Canon full frame 100-500.

That's because it has a faster aperture.

Link | Posted on Jul 15, 2020 at 16:41 UTC
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SpacemanUA: "Micro 4/3 "and "high-end gear" are mutually exclusive. While first might live and develop in it's way as a compact system, going premium is a death sentence to it. Just because if it's high-end, it will be quite big and expensive and you can't outplay FF cameras in their league. Same story. They never learn.

"Full Frame" and "high-end gear" are mutually exclusive. Nothing short of 4x5 can deliver the goods.

Link | Posted on Jul 15, 2020 at 16:37 UTC
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Michael Meissner: It is curious that Olympus includes the E-m5 mark II but does not include the newer E-m5 mark III in the list of cameras supported.

Note, I am not in the target market for this. I think using high end digital cameras as web cams is silly. I don't use Windows, so I couldn't run it if I did. I in fact do not enable video on my remote meetings any way.

And of course nothing will happen at the end of the year when Olympus transfers the imaging division to JIP -- that will just be seemless, and everything will work. Yeah, right.

LOL that must be the XPS15 "nostrilcam". I have one too. I have to slouch way back to look normal.

Link | Posted on Jul 3, 2020 at 19:46 UTC
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shnsea: Is there a problem with heat buildup in the sensor if these cameras are used as webcams for say an hour?

Seems unlikely, given that a hacked EM5ii can record 1080 for an hour or more.

Link | Posted on Jul 3, 2020 at 14:06 UTC
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TomFid: Call me a Luddite, but why make special tools for making things wider than the human field of vision and any efficient display device?

I have - and like you say, it's archaic, an artifact of mechanical shutter limitations that made things get wider to the point of absurdity. Baaaaaa.

Link | Posted on Apr 18, 2020 at 03:50 UTC

Call me a Luddite, but why make special tools for making things wider than the human field of vision and any efficient display device?

Link | Posted on Apr 13, 2020 at 01:37 UTC as 20th comment | 2 replies
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panther fan: Besides the Buzzword Bingo, why does the commission think they can update the standard at all?

I mean there were already successors as well as competing formats with better compression. None of them went anywhere near mainstream. Why should that be different with JPEG 2020 than with JPEG 2000?

I'm not saying that things are as they should be, just that there's a reason for the sorry state of affairs.

Link | Posted on Feb 25, 2020 at 19:10 UTC
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panther fan: Besides the Buzzword Bingo, why does the commission think they can update the standard at all?

I mean there were already successors as well as competing formats with better compression. None of them went anywhere near mainstream. Why should that be different with JPEG 2020 than with JPEG 2000?

I think the problem is lack of demand pull from the market - everyone who cares about quality shoots RAW, and everyone who doesn't ... doesn't.

Link | Posted on Feb 25, 2020 at 16:44 UTC
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muljao: Good,because they make excellent sensors

Only in the short run. In the long run, it means price gouging and diminished incentive to innovate.

Link | Posted on Feb 17, 2020 at 22:26 UTC
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ecka84: They still don't get it? High-res modes are gimmicky marketing nonsense. Simple image stitching beats all the high-res modes. Because it doesn't need tripods and dead-still subjects.

When your only tool is a hammer, everything looks like a nail.

Link | Posted on Feb 10, 2020 at 04:35 UTC
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ecka84: They still don't get it? High-res modes are gimmicky marketing nonsense. Simple image stitching beats all the high-res modes. Because it doesn't need tripods and dead-still subjects.

Re "special software" - like I said, spoken like a non-user. Panasonic and Olympus HR files don't need anything unusual. Presumably Fuji will use the same approach, because it's just not that complicated. They require less time for me to use than stitching (but I still stitch many things).

I think your entire argument can be summed up as, "stitching is great, and hires doesn't work FOR ME, therefore it's a marketing gimmick FOR EVERYONE."

Link | Posted on Feb 10, 2020 at 03:21 UTC
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ecka84: They still don't get it? High-res modes are gimmicky marketing nonsense. Simple image stitching beats all the high-res modes. Because it doesn't need tripods and dead-still subjects.

Re: "special software" - I'm sure that's a huge problem for the .0001% of photographers who know how to stitch but don't know how to process raw files.

Link | Posted on Feb 10, 2020 at 01:54 UTC
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ecka84: They still don't get it? High-res modes are gimmicky marketing nonsense. Simple image stitching beats all the high-res modes. Because it doesn't need tripods and dead-still subjects.

I guess I should have said, "spoken like _a fanatic_ who hasn't actually used it."

Link | Posted on Feb 9, 2020 at 06:11 UTC
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ecka84: They still don't get it? High-res modes are gimmicky marketing nonsense. Simple image stitching beats all the high-res modes. Because it doesn't need tripods and dead-still subjects.

Spoken like someone who hasn't actually used it. I'm a stitching fan, but HiRes is at least as useful and less trouble. Both have uses, and both have limits.

Link | Posted on Feb 8, 2020 at 17:04 UTC
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Alan2dpreview: I bought Duracells from Amazon that had an expiration date on the battery of 7 months before the current calendar date. The package had an expiration date three years earlier! At first I assume it was just a package that Amazin left in their warehouse too long. But that doesn;t explain why the package and battery had different expiration dates.

I also found out that an Amazon supplied film had expiration date 8 months hence when B&H had an expiration date of slightly over two years. So that's it with Amazon when it comes to buying product with expiration dates. I also bought filters for my refrigerator that were $40-50 from Home Depot and the manufacturer LG direct., but $10-15 from other on Amazon. I wondered if there was even activated charcoal in the latter so I didn't buy it. There's a lot of phony stuff going on on the internet. Knockoffs, old stuff, who knows what?

Amazon has become the wild west. I use it a lot less than I used to, for these reasons. If I'm going to buy fake products on the strength of fake reviews, might as well use ebay and get a real deal. But I'd rather shop at a reputable place like B&H and not worry about it.

Link | Posted on Jan 18, 2020 at 05:26 UTC

Photoshoppers everywhere, I guess it's up to you to create the visuals of this unconstitutional moment.

Link | Posted on Jan 15, 2020 at 18:09 UTC as 37th comment

I switched from Lightworks after having time-alignment problems with Oly video and an external audio recorder. So far, it's been great. Highly recommended. I like Lightworks' editing slightly better, but Resolve feels a little more polished overall. Both have a pretty tough learning curve, but worth it.

Link | Posted on Jan 4, 2020 at 02:09 UTC as 53rd comment
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