falconeyes

falconeyes

Lives in Germany Germany
Has a website at falklumo.blogspot.com
Joined on Apr 28, 2008

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Focus Shift Shooting: I have never met anyone who lost their pictures on their hard-drive and didn't simply just have a backup. What kind of a photographer doesn't have a backup?

I find all this cloud-storage nonsense is just that... nonsense.

The big companies saw the price of hard-drive space plummet and found a way to make money from selling something to people that they didn't need. That's all that is happening here.

If we could bottle air and get people to buy it, then it would be popular too. People are gullible and naïve, and companies know it.

> What if you had a fire? flood? tornado? earth quake? virus attack?

What if you had a terror attack destroying several google or amazon datacenters?

Think about it. Cloud storage is much more vulnerable than the distributed storage where people all store their isolated backup copies. A war will destroy a generation‘s memory.

Link | Posted on May 18, 2018 at 09:14 UTC
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Deanaaargh: I am not sure I want to take the advice of someone who isn't able to correctly describe battery capacity.
Watt =/= Watt hour
For a community as pedantic about units and terms as the photographic one this seems like a large oversight.
It really is a whole different matter if one is actually interested in wattage as it is related to peak current draw.

Anyway, shouldn‘t everybody in the US use ft⋅lbf or another crazy unit for energy? They certainly don‘t have earned their right to use Joule (aka Ws) or Wh yet ...

Btw, talking of crazy units ... mh is a crazy unit for 3.6s ...

Link | Posted on May 18, 2018 at 08:53 UTC
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Barry Goyette: the lens lengths don't really make any sense either as actual or 35mm FF equiv. If real, this would be the first camera ever to list equivalents for Super35 or M 4/3. (dji has never made a 15mm ff equiv, and 50mm equiv is currently the middle of their X7 X5s range. I'm still not buying it. The paint job on the lens, listing the f number along with focal length, would indicate an actual number, and the huge number on the side is decidedly non dji in design, who recently has been taking most of its design cues from apple. I think this is still the same "custom built for client" item Osita showed us a few months ago. Maybe something destined for the future, but certainly not an actual product.

Barry, we both said the same thing.

However, rethinking my argument, It isn‘t 100% conclusive. The marks could be equiv. actually. 15mm is an option the Z7 currently lacks. But it would be very useful for landscape work. 24mm is the current DJI default. And 50mm would be longest because the P5 may not support 75mm due to missing stability. However, I am sceptic as 35mm seems redundant to me then. Maybe, 50mm is stable enough for photo, but not video.

A fixed lens zoom option would make more sense. But would DJI support the P5 with a zoom first, leaving Inspire behind?

Link | Posted on May 17, 2018 at 07:49 UTC
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Barry Goyette: the lens lengths don't really make any sense either as actual or 35mm FF equiv. If real, this would be the first camera ever to list equivalents for Super35 or M 4/3. (dji has never made a 15mm ff equiv, and 50mm equiv is currently the middle of their X7 X5s range. I'm still not buying it. The paint job on the lens, listing the f number along with focal length, would indicate an actual number, and the huge number on the side is decidedly non dji in design, who recently has been taking most of its design cues from apple. I think this is still the same "custom built for client" item Osita showed us a few months ago. Maybe something destined for the future, but certainly not an actual product.

DJI has Z7 DL lenses with 16, 24, 35, 50mm, NON equivalent!

The Phantom 5 lenses would have to be 9, 13, 20, 28mm to match. However, the Phantom 5 would have a less stable flight and lower budget market. So three lenses, slightly less tele, are to be expected. Say 10, 13, 24mm. No zoom, as a zoom would destroy the one-weight gimbal design, or be too heavy. Or if a zoom, a fixed lens zoom with a smaller aperture, with remote zoom. An RX100-like lens design.

Those are the options, the OsitaLV concept is no possible option.

One disclaimer though: OsitaLV claims the focal lengths to be equivalent. But DJI DL lenses aren‘t marked with equiv. measures, as noted above.

Link | Posted on May 16, 2018 at 23:24 UTC
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zsedcft: I don't know if someone from DJI monitors popular forums but I am going to stick with my Mavic Pro until there is an upgrade to the image sensor. It seems perfectly feasible to put a 1" sensor in a Mavic Pro body seeing as the Mavic Air has halved the size of the Mavic Pro with very similar specs.

In summary, 1" sensor for the next Mavic Pro, please. That would be a blockbuster release.

@mattd007 your own link talks of 1“ („update 5“). Anyway, all rumors trace back to OsitaLV and it is him who established the 1“ MP II.
-> https://www.twitter.com/ositalv

Even w/o this source, it is hard to imagine DJI would be going to ignore the Autel Evo 1“.

Link | Posted on May 10, 2018 at 07:28 UTC
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zsedcft: I don't know if someone from DJI monitors popular forums but I am going to stick with my Mavic Pro until there is an upgrade to the image sensor. It seems perfectly feasible to put a 1" sensor in a Mavic Pro body seeing as the Mavic Air has halved the size of the Mavic Pro with very similar specs.

In summary, 1" sensor for the next Mavic Pro, please. That would be a blockbuster release.

I am sure DJI has already completed the design of their 1“ MP II.
It will be released no later Autel releases their 1“ version of the EVO.

Link | Posted on May 9, 2018 at 22:46 UTC

I highly appreciate the work done by Matt.
I monitor progress in this field. After all, it may be what determines the future value of my Nikon glass. In the event Nikon deceives with their own mirrorless attempt.

Link | Posted on May 9, 2018 at 22:39 UTC as 7th comment

Since when is F4-equiv a night-vision technology?
Its 720p 8fps doing the trick, for any decent 1“ camera out there.
Also, they may have presold some 500 units with this KS. That‘s certainly not enough to finance the whole thing, except the camera does already exist under another name or if this is purely for marketing reasons.
BTW, I don‘t think the camera uses IR or any fancy technology. Just a boosted Iso level.

Link | Posted on May 3, 2018 at 09:14 UTC as 1st comment
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falconeyes: 43“ 4k monitors have two big advantages:

1. They are cheap b/c they can use TV panels (as shown by this TV HDR panel).

2. They are 102 dpi so they can run Windows at 100% w/o the scaling glitches.

They of course look enormous on a desk ... which needs to be big too

200% on a 27" 4k monitor is an effective 82 dpi. Not something I would call "runs fine with no issues" by any means ... May be different for older eyes though because 82 dpi translates to some eye relief. In general though, it isn't desirable.

That's why Apple features 27" 5k monitors to support their retina resolutions (which are 200% by default). Retina on 5k 27" is just fine indeed (an effective 102 dpi again).

Link | Posted on Apr 26, 2018 at 09:47 UTC
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cpugourou: I was waiting for such a monitor.
In addition to amateurish photography, I do a lot of coding softwares for a living, and I am using 3 32 4k monitors to be able to display many stuff.
I think this 42 is perfect as to keep 100% font size and is going to be my central one.

This isn‘t the first 43“ 4k computer monitor. The segment actually starts to get crowded, more than half a dozen products ... ;)

And HDR today only makes sense for grading (or watching) HDR movie footage, not photography, not coding.

Link | Posted on Apr 26, 2018 at 00:23 UTC
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Gmon750: 10,343 Million Yen? Wouldn't it have been better to just write 10.3 Billion Yen?

It is true that a billion is „eine milliarde“ in, e.g., Germany. But not anymore in UK English as „milliard“ is no longer in common use.

And as we all speak US English globally (what else), what‘s the point? One language, one term: billion. Please, don‘t start to spread confusion about what a billion could mean on the internet ...

However, in Japan it is common practice to use „Million Yen“ as a base unit in financial reports, as would be „Thousand USD“ in the US.

Link | Posted on Apr 25, 2018 at 23:04 UTC

43“ 4k monitors have two big advantages:

1. They are cheap b/c they can use TV panels (as shown by this TV HDR panel).

2. They are 102 dpi so they can run Windows at 100% w/o the scaling glitches.

They of course look enormous on a desk ... which needs to be big too

Link | Posted on Apr 25, 2018 at 22:49 UTC as 34th comment | 11 replies
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falconeyes: What was so wrong about a stable and tested retail release once in a while?
The new habit of daily updates of some apps is destined to break a running device.
And with Adobe in particular, they have no incentive anymore to optimize and test their software before shipping. Let‘s call it cloud testing ;)

@HatWearingFool you are right but that wasn‘t my point.
Best practices DO exist in our industry (even with agile methodology applied). I know because some of my German customers I consult deploy mission-critical software (banking, production). And you know what. They didn‘t screw up once until now ... In summary, it‘s doable.
My point was that Adobe who is more or less the richest consumer software producer should set a gold standard for the industry. And all it does is producing low records for performance, stability and creativity in features or UI. And made „cloud“ a bad word among consumers.

Link | Posted on Apr 25, 2018 at 21:49 UTC
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falconeyes: Nvidia runs a lot of demonstrator projects to jump-start the AI market they think they can sell hardware for. Pretty impressive results and strategy.

Also it highlights how far behind most software companies are now. Including Adobe. If at all, they just showcase university thesis results (Adobe).

This just shows how important it is to master the tech (deep machine learning). It is NOT that difficult to absorb actually ... However, good programmers are now even more underpaid than they always were.

And to photographers not accepting change: this is just adding to your toolset. It enlarges the creative freedom. It is a good thing, not a bad one ...

You are right.
But I meant behind the state of the art, not behind hw companies ;)

Link | Posted on Apr 25, 2018 at 15:49 UTC
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falconeyes: What was so wrong about a stable and tested retail release once in a while?
The new habit of daily updates of some apps is destined to break a running device.
And with Adobe in particular, they have no incentive anymore to optimize and test their software before shipping. Let‘s call it cloud testing ;)

I am quite aware of agile methods. It actually contains a full automated testing methodology including some serious code coverage. Agile development if done right diesn‘t come cheap. Except of course, you are working within Adobe ...

Link | Posted on Apr 25, 2018 at 15:47 UTC

What was so wrong about a stable and tested retail release once in a while?
The new habit of daily updates of some apps is destined to break a running device.
And with Adobe in particular, they have no incentive anymore to optimize and test their software before shipping. Let‘s call it cloud testing ;)

Link | Posted on Apr 24, 2018 at 17:57 UTC as 48th comment | 8 replies
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cjb: You really don't have to install x.0 version on the day they come out, folks. It's a fine idea to wait a couple of months for the early penguins to check for the sea lions.

That‘s true. I am still on LR 6 as LR CC never matured ;)

Link | Posted on Apr 24, 2018 at 17:54 UTC

Nvidia runs a lot of demonstrator projects to jump-start the AI market they think they can sell hardware for. Pretty impressive results and strategy.

Also it highlights how far behind most software companies are now. Including Adobe. If at all, they just showcase university thesis results (Adobe).

This just shows how important it is to master the tech (deep machine learning). It is NOT that difficult to absorb actually ... However, good programmers are now even more underpaid than they always were.

And to photographers not accepting change: this is just adding to your toolset. It enlarges the creative freedom. It is a good thing, not a bad one ...

Link | Posted on Apr 24, 2018 at 17:47 UTC as 11th comment | 2 replies

Stunning.
Back in the old days, I dismissed Flickr because it was so unbelievably ugly. And found a home with SmugMug, a service I learned to love year after year.

And now SM is taking over. Stunning but no surprise. Hope they can somehow manage to do all this in a profitable manner. It is SM which must survive, not Flickr.

Btw, the SM site has an FAQ explaining that no plan for changing Flickr does exist as of now.

Link | Posted on Apr 21, 2018 at 23:37 UTC as 43rd comment | 1 reply
On article Taking your drone to a wedding? Read this first (94 comments in total)

From the angst expressed below, esp. in the most popular posts I deduce that a majority here at DPR. still haven't upped their game to include drone footage.

Is the audience here at DPR this aged and amateur? I ask because it certainly isn't technophobe and pro typically cover drone footage already.

Having said this, drones only make sense with a wedding in a scenic location. But then it does. And e.g., a Spark from 200 m away is invisible and inaudible ...

Link | Posted on Apr 20, 2018 at 13:08 UTC as 24th comment | 1 reply
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