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jorepuusa: The orca is usually about 7-10 meters long. Fishing boats aka trawlers are usually 20-30 meters long ( been working on one) So it means that the orca here should be worlds biggest ever seen ( swimming directly aside the boat) -- cause it seems to be as long as the boat even considering that water has 1,33 distortion. I like the picture here and never ever could I go there in the sea to photograph. But being a journalist I trust nothing, some pictures in this WLPY competition have been fakes, like the jumping spanish wolf which was tame and teached to jump.
I know some of photoshop too;-) Could be the easiest thing to enlarge the whale cause the line of surface is so clear. But no way I´m saying he did. I only write about how I feel. Here`s a link for my blog about finnish only sorry.

To me it seems pretty obvious that the whale is closer to the photographer than the boat. The DOF is large - even the water directly in fron of the camera housing is only partially blurred.

Link | Posted on Sep 6, 2016 at 12:05 UTC

Well, I do not think that 'start-up time' and 'power consumption' were the main features the V700 and V750 in a need of improvement.

Link | Posted on Sep 28, 2014 at 15:20 UTC as 22nd comment

While curved sensor will definitely help to get well performing optical designs that are simpler and therefore cheaper, there will be a problem left - all lenses that will be designed for such a camera will have to have the image plane curved in the same way. AND gone is using older or 3rd party lens on such a camera if the camera has curved sensor, but the XY lens.

Still this may be very interesting for fixed lens camera (again - the image curvature will need to stay constant over the zoom range)

Link | Posted on Jun 19, 2014 at 21:02 UTC as 43rd comment | 1 reply
On article 2014-15 Waterproof Camera Roundup (255 comments in total)

Seems that these rugger water tight cameras are left behind - not much has happened in the handling or IQ department over past few years - contrary to high end P&S and mirror less cameras.

Link | Posted on Jun 18, 2014 at 14:37 UTC as 39th comment

Thanks for posting these. I really enjoyed them.

Link | Posted on Jun 14, 2014 at 19:48 UTC as 63rd comment
On article Nikon 1 V3: Real-world Sample Images (174 comments in total)
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Miwok: I read a lot of negativity about the Nikon 1 system but, from what I see here, in the real world they can produce very nice images.
(And same thing about the Canon G1 X V2).

My V1 is a great little camera I got for 310€ with a 10/2.8 lens (and got 18 and 30-110 later). I only wish it had a few more maul controls as the way it is done it is more of a 'pro' P&S. While not a replacement for a more serous camera (or in my case a medium format camera) it is great for traveling or family photos (in particular with the external flash), light compact, good IQ, fast AF and decent video. Just my 2 cents.

Link | Posted on Jun 9, 2014 at 08:36 UTC

Seems like Hasselblad plans to follow Kodak on their way to 'success'. Feels sad actually.

Link | Posted on Jun 6, 2014 at 16:00 UTC as 6th comment
On article A GoPro Hero's journey into a dishwasher (167 comments in total)

Must be the most boring video I have ever seen :)

Link | Posted on Jun 5, 2014 at 19:54 UTC as 30th comment | 1 reply

People kern over time, but I would not expect wonders from 21 ->23, to be honest :)

Link | Posted on May 29, 2014 at 20:53 UTC as 28th comment
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Shamael: I would like them to find an anti fungus coating, that issue is a real problem in tropical regions where every lens is for the trashcan within 3 years due to humidity. No dry cabinet stories please, that is not where the lens is when you take pictures.

I think the problem is to keep the humidity away from the internal parts - once its get in there (and stays there because of the climate) - it is nearly impossible to avoid fungus. I am just wondering wether exposure to hard UV light now and then could help without damaging the lens.

Link | Posted on May 24, 2014 at 09:17 UTC
On article Is it true? New service detects processed photos (89 comments in total)

Not sure what to think of this service. I have used one of my 4x5" scans (yes - scan from a largo format film) and it was marked as potentially modified. Now that means that every image that originated on film was 'modified'.

Every half-decent image that is to be used professionally will have curves/contrast/colors adjusted in post processing - after all - there is no 'true' colour setting in any camera out there since whatever comes out of a scanner needs further adjustments.

I have expected that they test whether there have been pixel content modifications to the file like cloning etc. I have tested that too, but still get the same message. So to me this sort of testing is pretty much useless, since the result is too ambiguous.

Sorry guys - either do it right or do not do it at all.

Link | Posted on May 7, 2014 at 11:58 UTC as 29th comment
On article Leica T (Typ 701) First Impressions Review (2257 comments in total)
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Clint009: ALL Leica model over many years are still great value, I mean, you won't loose your money at all, even if a model was not a hit. :)

I still have my Leica M4 built in 1967 (Rangefinder, film, no electronics at all) I paid that camera $650. Now this used model BODY ONLY on eBay price is range from $800. up to $4399.00

If, yes IF this Leica T is not a good hit, it will gain in value.
Not the same for Japanese cameras. :(

Ehm, did you check lately how are M8 and M9 "appreciating"? The T could as well be made in heaven, but it will not keep its value - it is a digital product. The lenses will keep their value as long as the system will be alive.

Link | Posted on May 3, 2014 at 21:26 UTC
On article Leica T (Typ 701) First Impressions Review (2257 comments in total)

So many comments on the 1.2kg block of aluminium. If Leica would have managed to get the wanted result (mechanical stability, precision, whatever) with moulding they would have not gone for milling, don't you think?

I do not know how much precision is needed in a camera body, but one often uses this method to achieve precision and rigidity in complexly shaped parts (for example highly complex components for high end microscopes).

Link | Posted on Apr 30, 2014 at 21:00 UTC as 326th comment

At this stage all I can say - price for the body surprisingly low (for Leica) - lenses as expected.

I have my concerns about the manual controls, but too soon to tell.

The body does not look too ergonomic.

Link | Posted on Apr 24, 2014 at 20:48 UTC as 37th comment
On article Zeiss announces Compact Zoom CZ.2 15-30mm T2.9 lens (57 comments in total)

Nobody even complained about the price yet :p

Link | Posted on Mar 27, 2014 at 21:01 UTC as 26th comment
On article HTC launches One M8 with new 'Duo Camera' (47 comments in total)

Are you guys series that you want more than 4 Mpix from those tiny sensors? What use is 10+ Mpix image that looks like garbage (noise, clipping, colour depth) on pixel level? Already at 4 Mpix this sensor has only 2 um pixel pitch. I am just wondering ...

The lack of OIS is a bummer, no question about that.

Link | Posted on Mar 26, 2014 at 19:31 UTC as 7th comment | 3 replies
On article Judge strikes down fine against drone photographer (132 comments in total)
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falconeyes: The matter already is regulated in many areas of the world.

Where I live (Bavaria), you need an "Aufstiegsgenehmigung" which is given for a small fee to commercial photographers (valid one year).

Private persons without a plan to commercially exploit their model flights can pursue thier hobby w/o this permission.

Insurance is however still required and costs about 50€ per annum.

Link | Posted on Mar 14, 2014 at 15:40 UTC

Interesting lens, but I am wondering whether -in spite of the IS - the lens will be handhold-able. The magnification at the long end will be very hard to keep pointed towards the subject.

Link | Posted on Mar 13, 2014 at 11:37 UTC as 19th comment | 3 replies
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