Mikity

Lives in United States HI, United States
Joined on Oct 10, 2007

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Any recommended equivalents that run under Windows? There was a free utility called ExposurePlot: https://www.vandel.nl/exposureplot.html ...but its functionality is quite sparse and it has been pretty much abandoned (still works though).

Link | Posted on Jun 9, 2020 at 08:26 UTC as 10th comment | 1 reply

Here is an excellent documentary about the iconic, mysterious "Tank Man" and the photojournalist(s) who captured the footage:
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/tankman/

Link | Posted on Apr 22, 2019 at 06:43 UTC as 35th comment | 1 reply

Pathetic. The Chinese govt has a chip on its shoulder so big it can be seen from outer space.

Link | Posted on Apr 22, 2019 at 06:41 UTC as 36th comment | 2 replies
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WickedMaPhoto: I don't quite understand the appeal of buying a pre-build NAS box. You're paying so much more than if you just build one yourself and you're competent enough to open a case and install hard drives etc then there's a good chance you can just build one. Plus you'll have so many more options with file systems, OS etc and no huge premium to be able to fit more drives. My FreeNAS box will hold 12 hard drives and it cost just a couple hundred bucks to build.

Also, using Synology gives you access to their excellent DSM software. Better than FreeNAS, OMV, etc. in my opinion.

Link | Posted on Mar 2, 2019 at 02:30 UTC
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BeaverTerror: I bought a five bay Synology NAS in 2012. Eventually sold it a few years later I finally grew fed up with its donkey poop underpowered CPU. Yes, it has room and moves, technically... But if you actually want a SERVER and not just a glorified USB hard drive, it simply gets bogged down.

You think the Synology can manage your photo collection and act as a media streaming server? In reality, everything starts to stutter like mad and is essentially unusable. Yes, a Synology product in 2019 will have faster hardware than the version from 2012, but consider the price/performance ratio:

My replacement NAS built from desktop PC hardware holds 11 drives, has a CPU eleven times more powerful, has eight times the RAM, and cost just slightly more than the Synology product it replaced. Yes, I understand Synology is a business and needs a profit to survive, but the parts and software that went into my custom NAS were also purchased on the commercial market. Weren't these made by businesses too?

> My replacement NAS built from desktop PC hardware holds 11 drives, has a CPU eleven times more powerful, has eight times the RAM, and cost just slightly more than the Synology product it replaced.

What operating system does it run? I've tried out several, but Synology DSM is still my favourite.

Link | Posted on Mar 2, 2019 at 02:28 UTC

I actually just bought one of these - was shopping around for a "one bag" for travelling that could hold a laptop, photo equipment etc. and this ticks pretty much all the boxes. Unfortunately the weight is a big con, especially when you're trying to stay within carry-on limits. The bag is really well thought out, but to me it feels over-engineered. Do I really need five different ways to access my gear?? Less would have been more, at least in my opinion. In case you're interested I ended up going with the Minaal 2.0 - not perfect by any means but more aligned with my requirements (and doesn't scream "I'm a camera backpack" as much either).

Link | Posted on Jan 7, 2019 at 00:02 UTC as 19th comment
On article Fujifilm X-T3: what you need to know (401 comments in total)

It looks huge! Or does your model just have very small hands?

Link | Posted on Sep 7, 2018 at 07:47 UTC as 44th comment | 1 reply
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citrate: A preproduction model of Z6 is not even ready for testing yet...
Why publishing an article like this now?

Because clicks.

Link | Posted on Aug 30, 2018 at 11:57 UTC

Wow. It's been a while since heard as much vacuous drivel as in the video of Mr Wainwright. Must be hard to talk so much about "soul", "authenticity" and "personification" all while saying so little.

Link | Posted on Mar 9, 2018 at 03:39 UTC as 51st comment
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TomCodyPleasedToMeetYa: The Guardian newspaper had an article recently about millennial tourists who go on holiday just to snap the same image as everyone else. Mad.

Do you happen to have a link for that?

Link | Posted on Feb 2, 2018 at 12:26 UTC

Overclocking a PC for Lightroom?? LOL. This is basically a fast and flashy gaming PC by another name. Why doesn't the author just come out and admit that?

Link | Posted on Jan 25, 2018 at 22:42 UTC as 76th comment | 5 replies

Here is the Google translated version, if anyone's interested:
http://translate.google.com/translate?sl=auto&tl=en&js=y&prev=_t&hl=en&ie=UTF-8&u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.dcfever.com%2Fnews%2Freadnews.php%3Fid%3D21188

It is semi-readable.

Link | Posted on Jan 12, 2018 at 13:19 UTC as 44th comment | 2 replies
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Samuel Dilworth: When I looked into getting this camera, I found that something crucial was missing. I think there was no ability to set the shutter speed or something basic like that. You’re expected to fiddle with exposure-compensation to get near your desired settings. That’s intolerably clumsy for me and made the TG-5 a non-starter despite its many impressive attributes.

You might not care about this, of course.

I think they just use "snap aperture". Ie. no diaphragm or anything, just two discrete settings.

Link | Posted on Dec 8, 2017 at 21:38 UTC

Thanks Jeff. Come over to the Big Island sometime! I have a TG-4 here and I take it out paddling and snorkelling with me. I love the fact that it's almost indestructible.

Link | Posted on Dec 8, 2017 at 21:36 UTC as 20th comment
On article Shooting Kīlauea Volcano, Part 1: How to melt a drone (104 comments in total)
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Mikity: As a resident of the Big Island, who is tired of all the dare-devil idiots coming to the volcano and making the situation more dangerous for everyone, I'm really grateful you stayed away from the National Park area. Which I'm sure you totally did (nudge nudge, wink wink).

Paul, by your own admission you know little about volcanoes. So maybe best to get a clue before mouthing off? Sarcasm is no substitute for knowledge, despite what you might think.
For the record I think Erez's shots are spectacular. I've tried my hand at photographing Kilauea in the past, but my efforts don't even come close.

Link | Posted on Nov 27, 2017 at 11:38 UTC
On article Shooting Kīlauea Volcano, Part 1: How to melt a drone (104 comments in total)
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Mikity: As a resident of the Big Island, who is tired of all the dare-devil idiots coming to the volcano and making the situation more dangerous for everyone, I'm really grateful you stayed away from the National Park area. Which I'm sure you totally did (nudge nudge, wink wink).

Paul - here is just one example: http://www.hawaiinewsnow.com/story/28914009/drone-operator-chased-tased-by-ranger-at-hawaii-volcanoes-national-park

Link | Posted on Nov 27, 2017 at 10:32 UTC
On article Shooting Kīlauea Volcano, Part 1: How to melt a drone (104 comments in total)

As a resident of the Big Island, who is tired of all the dare-devil idiots coming to the volcano and making the situation more dangerous for everyone, I'm really grateful you stayed away from the National Park area. Which I'm sure you totally did (nudge nudge, wink wink).

Link | Posted on Nov 25, 2017 at 23:29 UTC as 31st comment | 7 replies
On article How I almost lost a Nikon D850 to an eBay scam (23 comments in total)

That guy is a scalper, plain and simple. Scalpers should go to hell!

Link | Posted on Sep 30, 2017 at 07:27 UTC as 13th comment | 1 reply

As a current E-M10 Mk. 2 owner looking to upgrade I'm pretty disappointed. "Subtle update" indeed! What are my alternatives?

Link | Posted on Aug 31, 2017 at 10:46 UTC as 46th comment | 4 replies

Is this like a dashcam for people?

Link | Posted on Aug 15, 2017 at 19:30 UTC as 28th comment | 2 replies
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