vladimir vanek

vladimir vanek

Lives in Slovak Republic Slovak Republic
Has a website at www.photo.vdx.sk
Joined on Sep 12, 2011

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Wow, that's probably the most insteresting and creative timelapse I've seen so far. Great job! (Btw, the ever growing concrete jungle is pretty disgusting to me... :-/ )

Link | Posted on Jun 16, 2016 at 22:33 UTC as 9th comment | 1 reply
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NameFinder: Seems to be only 30/60 and no 25/50 fps option.
Sorry, Olympus, if I'm stubborn on this point: Living in a PAL country that fps-question counts for me more than any latest gimmicks and newest features your camera might have otherwise.

BTW: Who makes these cameras for you?

What century you guys live in? :D NTSC/PAL is no issue in digital era. And every 10 year old TV plays back both standards.

Link | Posted on May 31, 2016 at 22:14 UTC
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BigOne: Questions from an amateur.

1. 755 MP x 300fps = 226,500 MP = FIVE GIGABYTES PER SECOND. How the hell do you record this? Is there even a memory device capable of writing at such speed?

2. For a regular consumer focusing may be a problem. For professional cameramen... have you ever seen an errorneously out-of-focus shot in any movie? Is it really such a huge advantage for them?

3. Philosophical. When you shoot a picture or a film scene, there is certain finality in the "Cut!" command. You shot it, it's final. It gives the image certain character. You can easily recognize Godard or von Trier by seeing a simple pan. But with all those post-production abilities where you can change anything, won't they make movies plasticky and characterless?

4. Even more philosophical. It's not the technology that made cinema the art we love and cherish. It's WHAT they shoot not HOW. And with the crap that goes on screens these days, I doubt this technology will make it any better.

2. I see erroneosly focused shots (ears instead of eyes) in rather a lot of movies...

Link | Posted on Apr 12, 2016 at 21:15 UTC

My jaw just dropped. After a really long time there is something unusual, completely distinct and something I have to extensively think about to get an idea how it works. Really exciting!!!

Link | Posted on Apr 12, 2016 at 21:13 UTC as 11th comment
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vladimir vanek: Thinking of google's hobby to collect everything I wonder what the word "collection" stands for in the name of the app/service. O:)

I know, just a play on words... No need to be that serious. ;)

Link | Posted on Mar 30, 2016 at 17:01 UTC

Thinking of google's hobby to collect everything I wonder what the word "collection" stands for in the name of the app/service. O:)

Link | Posted on Mar 29, 2016 at 18:51 UTC as 17th comment | 2 replies
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vladimir vanek: I know it's marketing, but it would be much easier to understand and more fair to say
EITHER "with a 4.5-108mm f3.0-6.9 lens"
OR "with a 25-600mm f16.6-38 equivalent lens"...

It's a kind of semi-lie to promote only the "better" figures, that is "equivalent" focal length and real lens speed, which mixed together create unreal expectations among people who are not that technically savvy.

The DOF can be calculated based on sensor size, sensor-to-subject distance and actual focal distance. There's no magic in it. This way you can calculate "equivalent DOF" to FF sensor.
Example: If you have FF 50mm f2.8, the DOF comes out the same 2 ft (at 10 ft subject distance) as MFT 25mm f1.4. The 2x factor is no coincidence...

Link | Posted on Feb 19, 2016 at 22:58 UTC
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vladimir vanek: I know it's marketing, but it would be much easier to understand and more fair to say
EITHER "with a 4.5-108mm f3.0-6.9 lens"
OR "with a 25-600mm f16.6-38 equivalent lens"...

It's a kind of semi-lie to promote only the "better" figures, that is "equivalent" focal length and real lens speed, which mixed together create unreal expectations among people who are not that technically savvy.

If they talk about equivalent LF why don't they talk about
"equivalent" DOF? It's an equally interesting figure.

Note, that "they" only say "XX to XX mm equivalent lens" so a bit of information would be helpful here. Otherwise they can write "f/16.6-f/38 lens" or better "f/16.6-f/38 DOF lens"... At the present state it IS partially misleading.

Link | Posted on Feb 12, 2016 at 11:06 UTC
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webrunner5: Man, I am a Big Olympus lover, but what the heck are they doing with Video in their cameras. Well, pretty much NOTHING!!

I'm an Olympus fan as well. So I bought an OM-D which is superb. And I bought a SONY waterproof handycam with high bitrate and 60 fps to shoot....VIDEO. And since then, I don't need to cry that my CAMERA has poor video or that my camcorder has poor still image quality. ;)

Link | Posted on Feb 11, 2016 at 20:16 UTC
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tkbslc: 4K "Video"

Yes, they should probably say 4K serial shooting or 4K timelapse. :) There should be some regulation that you can call a sequence of images being a "video" only if it has at least 24 fps... Otherwise some prosumer cameras can be claimed to have 20k 9 fps "video"...

Link | Posted on Feb 11, 2016 at 20:09 UTC

I know it's marketing, but it would be much easier to understand and more fair to say
EITHER "with a 4.5-108mm f3.0-6.9 lens"
OR "with a 25-600mm f16.6-38 equivalent lens"...

It's a kind of semi-lie to promote only the "better" figures, that is "equivalent" focal length and real lens speed, which mixed together create unreal expectations among people who are not that technically savvy.

Link | Posted on Feb 11, 2016 at 20:08 UTC as 6th comment | 4 replies
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vladimir vanek: Kind of steep pricing, I'd say...

Photomonkey, thank you for your post - that may justify the reason for the higher price tag.
Graybalance - I didn't mean an exact product, just a thought that a few LEDs can cost so much. But as Photomonkey pointed out, the price may be justified by the fact that they're some special kind of LEDs designed for consistency...

Peace.

Link | Posted on Jan 20, 2016 at 21:25 UTC

Kind of steep pricing, I'd say...

Link | Posted on Jan 18, 2016 at 23:45 UTC as 20th comment | 6 replies

why not just make an efficient solar power bank that could be fastened anywhere (backpack, garments, helmet, etc) and hooked up to a gopro or other cams? this makes me think of it as a refinery attached to a car.

Link | Posted on Jan 11, 2016 at 14:17 UTC as 1st comment

Now all car makers are gonna sue each other for the shape of the car that resembles the other brand... ha ha ha!

Link | Posted on Nov 10, 2015 at 09:44 UTC as 2nd comment

I think Canon should be happy to sell ANY ILC. :)

Link | Posted on Nov 2, 2015 at 22:20 UTC as 2nd comment
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vladimir vanek: Absolutely fantastic (except for the price in my case)! 35mm is all you need 90% of the time. And combined with 42mpix, you can extract some nice crops if need be. But a 35mm lens will teach you a lot about photography, people and a lot about yourself. Currently, I carry around an OM-D E-M10 with a fixed 17mm/1.8 lens and I simply don't need any other lens. Just try it! It's fun, it's art, it's a challenge, it's really worth it.

I understand your point. And I can agree with it. However, I can live with a bit narrower FOV and find a view, that would fit within the frame. That's what I mean with "learning". There is always something interesting in the 35mm FOV (as well).
(And you can always stitch a pano if it's the only only way to go.)

Link | Posted on Oct 26, 2015 at 21:42 UTC
On article A lot to Leica? Hands-on with the Leica SL (Typ 601) (1513 comments in total)

Wow that looks BIG. I mean B-I-G. No, I mean BBB-III-GGG! More like a compact medium format than portable FF.

Link | Posted on Oct 20, 2015 at 21:39 UTC as 387th comment
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vladimir vanek: Absolutely fantastic (except for the price in my case)! 35mm is all you need 90% of the time. And combined with 42mpix, you can extract some nice crops if need be. But a 35mm lens will teach you a lot about photography, people and a lot about yourself. Currently, I carry around an OM-D E-M10 with a fixed 17mm/1.8 lens and I simply don't need any other lens. Just try it! It's fun, it's art, it's a challenge, it's really worth it.

Try it all with a 35 and you'll learn a lot. ;) (I admit, that is not the way for every situation and shooting style, but I think that for the majority of people it's viable to stick to 35mm.)

Link | Posted on Oct 20, 2015 at 21:36 UTC

Absolutely fantastic (except for the price in my case)! 35mm is all you need 90% of the time. And combined with 42mpix, you can extract some nice crops if need be. But a 35mm lens will teach you a lot about photography, people and a lot about yourself. Currently, I carry around an OM-D E-M10 with a fixed 17mm/1.8 lens and I simply don't need any other lens. Just try it! It's fun, it's art, it's a challenge, it's really worth it.

Link | Posted on Oct 15, 2015 at 20:30 UTC as 24th comment | 4 replies
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