guyfawkes

guyfawkes

Lives in Birmingham, UK
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On article Cinematic 4K footage shot with the Apple iPhone X (308 comments in total)
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Richmondthefish: hey guys, i just won powerball and id like to start a youtube channel shooting videos of my cats sleeping. should i get the iphone X or 65mm IMAX for best quality????

Get the IMAX for best quality, but you already know this, but will your cat appreciate it? :D)

Link | Posted on Nov 13, 2017 at 12:34 UTC
On article Cinematic 4K footage shot with the Apple iPhone X (308 comments in total)
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Roland Karlsson: Why are the first 40 seconds extremely soft? When you look at the same video on Youtube, this is not the case.

Roland, it is odd, especially as towards the end there are some sharper scenes. But I can only view on a 1080p screen. Other than that, the video looks remarkably stable for being hand-held, and fluid.

Link | Posted on Nov 13, 2017 at 12:19 UTC
On article Cinematic 4K footage shot with the Apple iPhone X (308 comments in total)
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Michael B 66: I see a very well made holiday video and it's great that you can make this one with a chocolate table sized equipment + some grading afterwards. But there is no need to emphasize that it is made without tripods or other "helpers". That is obvious. And while the colors and detail are great I miss some depth in the images - maybe this isn't possible with tiny sensors for 4k at the moment.

But if I were into video I would always prefer my SL2 which has "only" 2k video but gives me very good technical and "atmospheric" quality and - much more important - access to a large selection of optics. Some technical clips (for physics teaching) show great IQ and macro lenses are best friends for that.

And I am not into real video movie editing because I am overwhelmed by the complexity of a good movie. The only thing I maybe could do is some Koyaanisquatsi like work which is more a great merging of movie + photography with a large range of focal lengths and macro lenses.

For me, it would have to be a Terry's Chocolate Orange. For those not familiar with it, it is about the size of an orange, the chocolate is segmented just like an orange, and flavoured with orange oil. Yummy.

Link | Posted on Nov 13, 2017 at 12:14 UTC
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stevo23: Hopefully this isn't the beginning of trouble like Samsung.

The difference is that Samsung didn't have any promise - nice little camera in the NX1, very little market share and very little promise of growing it. Nikon has good market share and a good embedded base. The revenue stream is visible and if they're careful, they can steer through this and come out healthy.

And if they do head into trouble, they stand to be an acquisition target as there are some valuable assets and decent capital there. Would Sony buy them? Fujifilm? Canon? Ford Motor Company? Versace?

stevo23, They are now, but they did go through a period of different owners before the company was turned around. Fortunately, they have survived for those who want a different experience to dslr and mirrorless. R/f viewing isn't everyone's cup of tea, but it is a great tool for those for whom it is.

For what it is worth, I love my M3 and M6 but I didn't transition to a Leica M digital. Nothing to do with the cost, the first digital M's didn't appeal. However, now that the M10 has been slimmed down and has the same footprint as an M film camera, who knows?

Link | Posted on Nov 13, 2017 at 10:10 UTC
On article Leica Thambar-M 90mm F2.2 sample gallery (214 comments in total)
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munro harrap: Ditto. And there's the still available 105mm F2 DC Nikkor AF-D which has a ring to increase or decrease the effect. You cannot preview the effects of the Thambar lens on a Leica UNLESS you use it on a tripod AND it has Live View! This rules out ALL film Leicas, and everyone else too. Yes, if you can fit the EVF its possible, but not at all the same, nor as subtle as previewing in the viewfinder of an SLR.

You could travel the globe taking sharper pictures for a year for this much money!!

Get real. And unless you missed it, the historical character never actually killed anybody. Your comparisons are so way over the top as to be farcical.

Link | Posted on Nov 13, 2017 at 09:42 UTC
On article Leica Thambar-M 90mm F2.2 sample gallery (214 comments in total)
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munro harrap: Ditto. And there's the still available 105mm F2 DC Nikkor AF-D which has a ring to increase or decrease the effect. You cannot preview the effects of the Thambar lens on a Leica UNLESS you use it on a tripod AND it has Live View! This rules out ALL film Leicas, and everyone else too. Yes, if you can fit the EVF its possible, but not at all the same, nor as subtle as previewing in the viewfinder of an SLR.

You could travel the globe taking sharper pictures for a year for this much money!!

I found this on the internet. You've changed your stance in now saying you tried to make me chuckle. I'd suggest you inwardly digest the following legal opinion. By the way I am not bullying you. I am responding justly to your unprovoked defamatory comment.

"Don’t joke about riots or terrorism (or anything ‘scary’ for that matter)
It’s not our fault the law has no sense of humour. And ‘but it was only a joke’ rarely stands up in court. Irony doesn’t always translate in publishing, so if you write anything where someone might not get that it’s a joke you could be in trouble.

The Communications Act 2003 says that anything published that is ‘menacing’ – and therefore likely to upset an average Joe – could be an offence."

And so you can be under no illusion, I didn't take it as a joke!

Source: http://www.themix.org.uk/crime-and-safety/in-trouble/social-networking-and-the-law-9319.html

Perhaps now we can really end this correspondence.

Link | Posted on Nov 12, 2017 at 21:26 UTC
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nathantw: I haven't made this comment in a while but it's just an observation about how the people using expensive Leicas seem to always have one or two photos of a homeless or some down and out person. It just doesn't seem right.

That said, a young man with his friend passed me on the street. He had a really nice looking black camera. The bright as day red dot gave away what camera it was. All I kept thinking was "man, you better hang onto that camera a little better than that, especially in this city." The city has been known for brazen daylight robberies of people with camera gear.

Good for you, Max.

Link | Posted on Nov 12, 2017 at 17:20 UTC
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stevo23: Hopefully this isn't the beginning of trouble like Samsung.

The difference is that Samsung didn't have any promise - nice little camera in the NX1, very little market share and very little promise of growing it. Nikon has good market share and a good embedded base. The revenue stream is visible and if they're careful, they can steer through this and come out healthy.

And if they do head into trouble, they stand to be an acquisition target as there are some valuable assets and decent capital there. Would Sony buy them? Fujifilm? Canon? Ford Motor Company? Versace?

stevo23, about 10 years ago they were in a precarious financial position. And only recently the venture capitalists who "rescued" them and who own 48% or 49% were looking at selling their portfolio in Leica. Now this could simply be that venture capitalists like a return on investments and they were looking for a better return, or there are other reasons. Who knows?

Link | Posted on Nov 12, 2017 at 16:55 UTC
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stevo23: Hopefully this isn't the beginning of trouble like Samsung.

The difference is that Samsung didn't have any promise - nice little camera in the NX1, very little market share and very little promise of growing it. Nikon has good market share and a good embedded base. The revenue stream is visible and if they're careful, they can steer through this and come out healthy.

And if they do head into trouble, they stand to be an acquisition target as there are some valuable assets and decent capital there. Would Sony buy them? Fujifilm? Canon? Ford Motor Company? Versace?

@Petroglyph. perhaps venture capitalists, as they did with Leica, which was failing?

Link | Posted on Nov 12, 2017 at 14:42 UTC
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maxmarra: Say hello to Minolta ...:)))))))))

Except that Minolta was acquired by Sony and lives on the the "A" mount.

Link | Posted on Nov 12, 2017 at 14:34 UTC
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cosinaphile: I appreciate b brittons musings about how leica helps one to slow down, to the advantage of the image, how the work involved and the commitment makes results favorable, more satisfying. This is a great topic, I would have read it readily , at 4 time the length.Having said that, I don't think the camera of the year designation is cogent here.
Given the sensor performance ,the cost & the general difficulty of getting good results with the rangefinder focusing method. especially for those who are newbies to the concept & commitment necessary,
A better title would be the "favorite camera I used this year & why" cameras of the year should be practical affairs that don't play into this idea of acquiring cultish obscenely expensive "objects" which is what leica has become.........

continued :

"Gear of the Year. Barney's Choice (Pt. 1)" That is, a personal appreciation of a camera that he likes.

Link | Posted on Nov 12, 2017 at 13:46 UTC
On article Corephotonics sues Apple over dual-camera zoom patents (82 comments in total)
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tvstaff: These monopolies need to be broken up. A cell phone should cost 99 dollars not 1,500

The phone companies pay the politicians election costs and consumers get sold down the river.

Agreed. Great video. Made my ribs ache with laughter! Thanks for the link, VanHoff. :D)

Link | Posted on Nov 12, 2017 at 11:19 UTC
On article Corephotonics sues Apple over dual-camera zoom patents (82 comments in total)
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tvstaff: These monopolies need to be broken up. A cell phone should cost 99 dollars not 1,500

The phone companies pay the politicians election costs and consumers get sold down the river.

Cosinaphile, Apple knows it has its customers by the short and curlies when they are prepared to queue up round the block on launch day. A flock of sheep comes to mind.

Link | Posted on Nov 11, 2017 at 18:31 UTC
On article Corephotonics sues Apple over dual-camera zoom patents (82 comments in total)
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anticipation_of: If Apple’s chief negotiator is actually on record saying something to the effect of “we can infringe your patents and we don’t care” and if they did indeed then go on to rip off Corephotonics’ patent, then A: Apple’s chief negotiator should be fired for incompetence and B: Corephotonics sounds like they have a slam-dunk case against Apple.

Seriously, even if that’s what Apple was thinking, why would their negotiator come right out and say it? Just say “I’m sorry, I don’t think we’ll be able to work with you,” and preserve at least some scraps of plausible deniability. If what Corephotonics alleges is what actually happened, that was an incredibly dumb move by Apple.

You're correct. We are commenting and conjecturing on one side of the argument and not having Apple's input. Watch this space, as they say.

Link | Posted on Nov 11, 2017 at 18:10 UTC
On article Leica Thambar-M 90mm F2.2 sample gallery (214 comments in total)
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S Yu: I can shoot photos like these adapting ancient single-coated 3-4 element projection lenses to a camera...which may cost as low as $10 each.

I'm not so sure as projector lenses are still designed to give sharp images when the slide is projected. They don't come with deliberately built in aberrations.

Link | Posted on Nov 11, 2017 at 17:59 UTC
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exkeks: I made this for 35mm film cannisters: https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:1550029
And IMHO, I think, it is way more practicable.

A far more sensible idea. Now if you also shoot film, just remember this contains SD cards. :D)

But by some of the earlier comments, I wonder what they would have made of the card storage product I use. It was available many years ago and was a clam shell design housing an SD and CF card in each half, therefore housing two of each. It had a hard rubber inner and plastic outer. The CF card sat on top of the SD card and hid it from view. I wonder how many remember it? It went by the name of Kaboodle.

Link | Posted on Nov 11, 2017 at 17:28 UTC
On article Leica Thambar-M 90mm F2.2 sample gallery (214 comments in total)
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munro harrap: Ditto. And there's the still available 105mm F2 DC Nikkor AF-D which has a ring to increase or decrease the effect. You cannot preview the effects of the Thambar lens on a Leica UNLESS you use it on a tripod AND it has Live View! This rules out ALL film Leicas, and everyone else too. Yes, if you can fit the EVF its possible, but not at all the same, nor as subtle as previewing in the viewfinder of an SLR.

You could travel the globe taking sharper pictures for a year for this much money!!

No, it just needs you not to show how stupid you are!!!!! This has been my monika for years and I've never had any comment. Why is it only you who feels a need to comment so negatively?

You clearly have no idea of what the law of defamation is. One can't defame oneself, so you have again exposed your ignorance. A simple, "sorry, I didn't intend to cause offence" would have been all it took. But clearly you found you needed to defend yourself. 'Nuff said.

Link | Posted on Nov 11, 2017 at 13:53 UTC
On article Leica Thambar-M 90mm F2.2 sample gallery (214 comments in total)
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munro harrap: Ditto. And there's the still available 105mm F2 DC Nikkor AF-D which has a ring to increase or decrease the effect. You cannot preview the effects of the Thambar lens on a Leica UNLESS you use it on a tripod AND it has Live View! This rules out ALL film Leicas, and everyone else too. Yes, if you can fit the EVF its possible, but not at all the same, nor as subtle as previewing in the viewfinder of an SLR.

You could travel the globe taking sharper pictures for a year for this much money!!

Duh! Thrice over. You were not conversing with Guido Fawkwes. unless you claim having mystical powers, he's been dead for over 400 years, but you called me a failed terrorist, which is defamatory, and you try to defend yourself by posting even more nonsense, as though it applied to me. So, no, it is not OK.

Link | Posted on Nov 11, 2017 at 10:45 UTC
On article Corephotonics sues Apple over dual-camera zoom patents (82 comments in total)
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anticipation_of: If Apple’s chief negotiator is actually on record saying something to the effect of “we can infringe your patents and we don’t care” and if they did indeed then go on to rip off Corephotonics’ patent, then A: Apple’s chief negotiator should be fired for incompetence and B: Corephotonics sounds like they have a slam-dunk case against Apple.

Seriously, even if that’s what Apple was thinking, why would their negotiator come right out and say it? Just say “I’m sorry, I don’t think we’ll be able to work with you,” and preserve at least some scraps of plausible deniability. If what Corephotonics alleges is what actually happened, that was an incredibly dumb move by Apple.

"but if you don’t sell then we have other ways of doing it which doesn’t violate your patents”.

Eloise, but this is not what it is alleged he said. “we can infringe your patents and we don’t care”. But all this is conjecture on all or parts. We simply don't know. That's why having what he did or did not say (meaning his actual words) on tape/video could help Corephotonics. But the evidence will either be that their patents have or have not been infringed. That's for the Court to decide.

Link | Posted on Nov 11, 2017 at 10:37 UTC

These guys know it's a dumb idea, that's why they're hoping for other dumb clucks to finance it!

Link | Posted on Nov 10, 2017 at 20:13 UTC as 22nd comment | 1 reply
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