Claudio NC

Claudio NC

Lives in Italy Camporosso, Italy
Works as a Outdoor photographer
Has a website at www.alpinow.com
Joined on Feb 15, 2011

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BobORama: I have shot about 8M time lapse stills, one camera had millions of shots and Fuji replaced it or free well out of warranty to see the wear. I still have another fuji with 2.1M shots on it, and more recently Pentax K-5 and K-1 with a lot of shots on them. When shopping for a new camera, Pentax was the only maker willing to share their internal K-M survival statistics, and also talk about their approach to survival engineering. A consequence of hypothetically ensuring 95% survival after 100K shots, is that the survival for 50% is some HUGE number like a million. So when people start thinking of 100K shots like an expiration date on a package of chicken, that is not really accurate.

Hey big face, I see well, you wrote... not really accurate? ))

What about this?
"one camera had millions of shots and Fuji replaced it or free well out of warranty"

Link | Posted on Sep 27, 2022 at 01:46 UTC

I do not add my "why?"
I just say: but what a sadness this absurd, naive waste of time.
Fun this?
It's the taste of the ugly, the decadent, the miserable, the annoying.
As soon as I saw the first images on the monitor coming out of these digital camera prototypes, in 1990s I was horrified in a shop of a friend of mine.
Later the Canon ion, as the RC 260, with its small floppy disk and the various Casio, a few years later, were not much better, but at least the results were less disgusting, usable as quick photo note and yes, also for fun, being the first consumer digital cameras.

Link | Posted on Sep 2, 2022 at 03:40 UTC as 5th comment | 1 reply
On article What's the best way to describe sensor size? (598 comments in total)

No doubt.
The first, the most useful and the clearest:
Dimensions in mm.
The second, also very useful, for various reasons to real photographers (probably not to those who just do some taps on an smart device) the Crop factor, obviously respect to the 24×36 mm size (aka Full Frame, aka Leica format, aka 35 mm, aka Small Format).

Link | Posted on Jul 22, 2022 at 01:53 UTC as 64th comment
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fotosplaneta: Does the keck telescope shows the same kind of diffraction spikes due to its hexagonal mirrors?

So joger, will we have to live with this artifact-effect that alters shapes and details and cannot be eliminated for the whole life of this telescope?
I wonder why that secondary mirror creates this effect and if technically would have been possible to avoid it at all to have images even cleaner, considering that it's not a terrestrial camera with a lens created to take suggestive landscape images and competing, for example, with Nikon.

Link | Posted on Jun 3, 2022 at 13:54 UTC
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WJMWJM: Jolly good....:))

Only wondering whether the side-mounting also means a slight weight-inbalance?
Then causing asymmetrical wear/heat-stress on the motors....;))
Also possibly giving a slight advantage to left-orientated aerobatic manoeuvres vs right- (or vice-versa).
Or, at the very least, at max air-speed, a similar aerodynamics off-balance factor comes into play?

Just curious & wondering....:))

(side-note: I once bought a truck (just for parts/components), the previous driver of which was so heavy it came with an extra leafspring on that side....:))
(and, over time, that still left it off-camber, even empty....8-))

PS: now waiting for the first 'What, no 8k?!?' complaining....;))

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Link | Posted on Jun 3, 2022 at 13:22 UTC
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marc petzold: I don't know about Yongnuo Lifecycle of Lenses, but the catch is: Yongnuo 35mm F2 DSM was between 190-215 EUR max. for a full year via Aliexpress, now this Lens costs around 350-395 EUR, go figure.

Whileas this Lens isn't bad - the Samyang 35mm F1.8 is a fraction faster, and really better overall, it also excels the Sony 35mm F1.8 - i had posted the 1:1 Comparsion links from Marc @SonyAlphaBlog before.

The question is - does the world need another AF 50/1.8? Especially for ~300 EUR and Yongnuo, no offense.

Good Light.

funny or just pretty s t u p i d ?

Link | Posted on Nov 11, 2021 at 20:51 UTC
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alexgannis: I like the zoom factor though adding two difference lens into one is pretty odd, DJI failed to compete with AUTEL, Not having a removable camera and limited adjustable aperture.

Would the variable aperture F2.8-11 be too limited for you?!
Please clarify.
Are you missing f/16, f/22, f/32 or other even smaller apertures, f/45, f/64 ...on a 4/3 sensor?
Or were you hoping to have a larger-heavier lens also with f/1.0, f/1.2, f1.4, f1.8, f/2.0?
Or even, do you miss the 1/2 or 1/3 of the diaphragm?

Link | Posted on Nov 5, 2021 at 15:29 UTC
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krikman: If those speculations were at least half true (smaller=better), Hubble telescope would be smartphone sized. But mad scientists trying to make bigger devices just for fun.

Oh man... like all telescopes on Earth and all telescopes outside the Earth, the biggest and heaviest part is made by the body with its lenses and mirror/mirrors assembly, not by the photo sensor/sensors, come on!

Link | Posted on Aug 24, 2021 at 14:46 UTC

We hope the Chinese have correctly measured the weight of this flying drone.
By flying it without a license, I would not want to suffer a fine of thousands of Euros because for some reason, the weight is, say 250.01 grams ... possibly after applying a label, or replacing the lens filter, or fly somewhere below sea level.
Crazy times, these we are experiencing and also pretty ridiculous here.

Link | Posted on Aug 12, 2021 at 13:59 UTC as 2nd comment | 2 replies
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nathantw: OMG, this photo has been out there for over 52 years. This is NOT the first time someone has actually seen what's reflected on the visor. People were right when they said that younger people nowadays discover something and then act like they found something that nobody ever saw before.

Yes of course... this only shows how knowledge, even the most important ones, are lost overnight and that humanity in some ways continues to take one step forward and two steps back in various fields.
Not to mention the new generations of new hilarious imbeciles who scramble and sentence things they do not know or imagine and which they unintelligently define as false.

Link | Posted on Jul 28, 2021 at 13:18 UTC
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brownie314: I like dark table. I have used it in the past. It is a bit fiddly - and I hope they have fixed that. But - overall - a very powerful post tool.

MOAR BLUE <-> MOAR RED??!

Link | Posted on Jul 14, 2021 at 02:28 UTC
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G Dickson: Good to see an alternative to DJI still standing.

@ G Dickson, take a look to Autel, already an alternative to DJI, for small quadcopters.

Link | Posted on Jul 2, 2021 at 14:51 UTC
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BJN: I'm glad Parrot is surviving in the margins. I gave away my Anafi because it, and a replacement sent by Parrot, had a circular area with an orange tint that was visible in scenes with neutral colors, like desert playas and snowscapes. I love the full 360 capability Parrot maintains with this new drone, but I'd rather have a 1" sensor with 20Mpix than one that's a quarter the physical size with more than twice the photosites. I hope Parrot does a better job with this camera, but don't expect decent low light performance or dynamic range. The new controller looks like it will work much better with a variety of phones, but I can't see how a sunshade would work with it.

@ BJN, a wide dynamic range is possible and already a standard for various smarphones, not necessarily very expensive.
For low light performance, well, we cannot expect wow results at its full sensor resolution, but with pixel binning, maybe good enough, or good as those 1" sensors, 12-20 MP that doesn't have this feature.
Not good as the ones from a full frame camera, but the possibilities of a flying cameras are huge.

Link | Posted on Jul 2, 2021 at 14:49 UTC
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nick-edw: I’ve got the original anafi (as well as most DJI aircraft) I bought it simply because it can look up. It was around 3-5 years behind DJI at the time IMHO. I’ve still got it for the odd time I need to see the underside of bridges etc, but it certainly put the naff in anafi and I hate using it, it never feels ‘right’ in the air, I guess it’s lack of optical stabilisation that I’m now used to with DJI.

The new Anafi version claims obstacle avoidance ‘in all directions’ with a single forward facing stereo pair of cameras - how? Is this an error, false claim or some kind of Galic witchcraft?

As others have already stated, 4G is not the answer, there are plenty of places without coverage, I work off vessels fairly often for example, that’s not going to work.

It would be great to see a European company give DJI a run for their money (like skydio seem to be doing in the US) this isn’t it unfortunately as far as I can see.

Sorry, quirky doesn’t cut it for me.

@ nick-edw,
how accurate the obstacles avoidance will be we'll see in the next future, but it certainly isn't some kind of Galic witchcraft.
Have you ever seen the 360° ​​video footage of the various cameras on the market that have already been used for some time, what are they capable of?
Well, add to the 360° view a bit of chip intelligence, as those used in other technologies and you'll realize today this is possible and very material.

Link | Posted on Jul 2, 2021 at 14:31 UTC
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Ed_C: "Parrot says that the camera offers the same precision as a drone with a 1"-type 20MP CMOS sensor while flying 1.5 times higher."

Ahhh a magic sensor. Got it.

Do you understand what exactly precision means here?
So, just to be precise.
I did not understand and would like to know who produces or will produce the camera sensor.

Sony?
Samsung?
...Parrot?

Link | Posted on Jul 2, 2021 at 14:07 UTC

Anyone interested in this lens, as an alternative to the similar Olympus for aerial shooting with drones, where one of the first and most important specifications, necessarily is the weight?
Soon afterwards, the behavior of the lens against the sun could be decisive.

Link | Posted on May 19, 2021 at 16:10 UTC as 24th comment
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Moses: What I want to know is how they made it so thin with so large a sensor? And at f1.9 too. The angle of rays is so acute that I am amazed it produces any quality commensurate to what we expect of a 1" sensor. Wow.

Imagine if they make a lens and body for a full-frame with a similar acute angle. I suppose it could be a pocketable full-frame compact camera....

And why not the smallest of a large format sensor, yet to be made, in to a foldable smartphone or tablet, book like?

Link | Posted on May 18, 2021 at 00:39 UTC
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Claudio NC: What is the imposed max altitude limit of it?
This is not mentioned at all in the official public FIMI specs.

Thanks from Claudio, there is no Cloudio around here.

Link | Posted on Apr 8, 2021 at 15:03 UTC
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Claudio NC: What is the imposed max altitude limit of it?
This is not mentioned at all in the official public FIMI specs.

@ M Lammerse
4000 m is the maximum technical limit, guaranteed by FIMI, the max altitude at which it could fly without difficulty.
I mean the maximum altitude from the take-off point. 500m is the limit imposed by DJI, and with FIMI, how much?

Link | Posted on Apr 6, 2021 at 19:51 UTC
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Claudio NC: C1 shows ugly artifacts, the micro spots of fake colors, those at a few pixel level.
An example of this?
Zoom on the gray surface of the violin, and look at both its carbon fiber texture and the light reflections. Similar issue also for the ACR rendering, but this chaotic colors are a lot less evident.

At the end the origin of this is caused by these Fujifilm sensors, not compatible with the eyes of those crazy photographers named pixel peepers... the ones that see really well all the micro and macro defects, remaining horrified.

@ Video-vs-photo
If your eyes can't see them after a while, move the photo quickly, a little to the right and a little to the left, then you should immediately perceive the segmented colors almost everywhere scattered randomly. 
In addition there are some more evident micro colored specks highlighted on a crop, but which are also in the rest of the violin. 
Here you will find the crop (https://drive.google.com/folderview?id=1nZds5eunnP2nWuy0e7A_Has5jt7QsUEd), one original, the other one oversaturated to make it more evident, in case it's still necessary, to be able to see them.

Link | Posted on Apr 5, 2021 at 20:50 UTC
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