vyoufinder

vyoufinder

Lives in United States Moab, UT, United States
Has a website at vyoufinder.com
Joined on Apr 17, 2015
About me:

My progression through imaging has been classic; My first image was with a pinhole camera and I started with black and white film in high school darkrooms. My college education was distracted with slide film photography and started working professionally using color print films. When digital came into the picture I adopted early. Digital photography shifted me from specializing in star trails to timelapse, and finally I've come to enjoy cinematography the most.

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On challenge Vintage Vehicles (1 comment in total)

I was disqualified since the lens I used is not included in dpreview's list and I had to enter a custom lens name. This contest not for adapted lenses.

Link | Posted on Nov 19, 2021 at 08:39 UTC as 1st comment
On photo GI and His Jeep in the Jeeps challenge (1 comment in total)

That looks entirely legit from V-day.

Link | Posted on Aug 7, 2021 at 11:54 UTC as 1st comment

I was worried this had something to do with Remote ID Training that I was unaware of. Just in time for me! My license expires in May, and I was dreading the new test.

Link | Posted on Mar 26, 2021 at 20:49 UTC as 4th comment
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Alphaville: So scary to put an expensive camera on it

Life's too short not to though.

Link | Posted on Mar 21, 2021 at 03:06 UTC

I can build this, but probably even better, for less than $3k. That Gremsy T3 gimbal is about $2000 of it, then a quad frame and motors (though I only use hexa and octa) and orange cube. Still less than 3k and redundant (18 different dignals) gps's, redundant batteries, redundant power modules, and redundant receivers, although this looks like a sleek package, I still think mine I've already built would outdo this, so I don't think I'll be buying one. If they are under $4500 without any extras, then I think that's a good price for people who don't already have a big drone. It really does look like a nice sleek system. The only thing it kind of needs is at least 6 props in case of failure, then you could bring it down in a slow spiral and somewhat controlled.

Link | Posted on Mar 21, 2021 at 03:02 UTC as 1st comment

This camera looks to be almost right. If it had built in ND filters, and better audio, then it would be there.

Link | Posted on Feb 25, 2021 at 09:01 UTC as 20th comment
On photo My Alfa in the Alphabet soup II. Letter Y for “You" challenge (4 comments in total)

Handsome and smart looking, I'd like to drive it.

Link | Posted on Dec 31, 2020 at 08:34 UTC as 1st comment | 1 reply
On article Sony introduces FE 20mm F1.8 G ultra-wide prime lens (255 comments in total)

That's really a good price. I would probably buy one were it not so big and fast, and if I didn't already have an awesome 20mm.

Link | Posted on Apr 9, 2020 at 08:34 UTC as 3rd comment
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Stefan Sobol: It has been reported that the "limited" service required by recreational operators requires a live internet connection. There are vast areas of the country (particularly in the west) that don't even have reliable cell service. So someone who goes out in the middle of nowhere to fly their drone so they won't anyone will not be able to because there will be no internet connection. Go figure.

The NPRM prohibits drones from having ADS-B. ADS-B is a radio system that lets airborne vehicles tell each other where they are. Companies have made drone sized ADS-B systems for some time now, but the FAA is going to say using one on your drone is illegal.

Not as I understand it. As I understand, the FAA will require ADS-B in (as opposed to out) for UAS's, and as of January 1st, is already requiring ADS-B out for all planes.

Link | Posted on Jan 16, 2020 at 07:22 UTC

I actually agree with DJI on this. It's like asking you to register your car, but then also insisting that you pay for the database and system used internally by the issuing auto licensing agency to keep track of said licenses.

The FAA should provide the filing system, and then require UAS pilots to be able to integrate with it. Simple.

Link | Posted on Jan 16, 2020 at 07:19 UTC as 11th comment | 2 replies
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vyoufinder: I think the days of DJI ruling the skies are over. Like many others, I have abandonded DJI when they made Hong Kong protests a no-fly zone and caused DJI drones to fall out of the sky who tried to film it. Up until that point, I was unsure if the U.S. government's fears of DJI acting as an extension of the Chinese government were true.

Skydio 2, Arducopter, Hex Board and Orange Cube are the future.

I had a lot of good times with DJI, but good riddance to them.

@badi

I never said DJI failed. They supported their government of choice and did a great job supporting the Chinese government.

I merely stated that it was when I realized that the U.S.A. security agencies' concerns about using Chinese made DJI drones were in fact well founded. After doing further research, I've learned there's much more to it, and much more reason for other governments or people who don't wish to abide by China's wishes should not buy DJI.

Link | Posted on Jan 14, 2020 at 09:23 UTC
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vyoufinder: I think the days of DJI ruling the skies are over. Like many others, I have abandonded DJI when they made Hong Kong protests a no-fly zone and caused DJI drones to fall out of the sky who tried to film it. Up until that point, I was unsure if the U.S. government's fears of DJI acting as an extension of the Chinese government were true.

Skydio 2, Arducopter, Hex Board and Orange Cube are the future.

I had a lot of good times with DJI, but good riddance to them.

You're right. I incorrectly assumed DJI implemented the protest areas as "no fly zones" but actually, the DJI drones just fell out of the sky without entering any no fly zone. It would have been a lot better for the drone operators if they had made them standard no fly zones, instead of just making them fall out of the sky as reported.

https://www.dpreview.com/forums/post/63335912

Link | Posted on Jan 14, 2020 at 09:18 UTC

I think the days of DJI ruling the skies are over. Like many others, I have abandonded DJI when they made Hong Kong protests a no-fly zone and caused DJI drones to fall out of the sky who tried to film it. Up until that point, I was unsure if the U.S. government's fears of DJI acting as an extension of the Chinese government were true.

Skydio 2, Arducopter, Hex Board and Orange Cube are the future.

I had a lot of good times with DJI, but good riddance to them.

Link | Posted on Jan 14, 2020 at 07:01 UTC as 9th comment | 6 replies
On challenge Found letters "S" in capital or lower case (12 comments in total)

"capital"

Link | Posted on Oct 26, 2019 at 08:03 UTC as 2nd comment | 1 reply
On photo _DSC0662BIG in the Old Tech: Lens Mounted Via A Custom Adapter challenge (2 comments in total)
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ProfHankD: I'll allow this entry because I know a Radionar doesn't have a standard mount, but you should have said a bit about what the adapter looked like.

Sorry, I did not know it was part of the challenge. Glad I at least listed what lens it was. I had to find the correct size adapter ring then a tube. The tube is black aluminum and screws onto an M42 to Sony E adapter, which is what I use it on. All my parts are screwed together. I use Red permatex to fix the infinity focus position, but other than that, no glue or anything funky for me. I've refurbished mounted several of these Radionars.

Link | Posted on Oct 4, 2019 at 21:20 UTC

APS-C? Mirror? Done reading.

Link | Posted on Sep 26, 2019 at 16:47 UTC as 10th comment | 2 replies

I use the Flytron Strobon, which is smaller, lighter, and costs half as much.

Link | Posted on Jun 30, 2019 at 17:15 UTC as 1st comment
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vyoufinder: With 24 elements and just cheap small elements, I don't see the point of the 600mm f4 over any super zoom. The test images look mediocre at best. Bokeh is not even close to what I would expect for a 600mm f4.

Why is Sony making these lightweight on the front end lenses for their super telephoto primes? I'm not impressed.

No need to get upset just because I don't think the lens is impressive. It's just a lens.

Link | Posted on Jun 13, 2019 at 15:30 UTC
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vyoufinder: With 24 elements and just cheap small elements, I don't see the point of the 600mm f4 over any super zoom. The test images look mediocre at best. Bokeh is not even close to what I would expect for a 600mm f4.

Why is Sony making these lightweight on the front end lenses for their super telephoto primes? I'm not impressed.

You're right in that it doesn't blow me away either, but at least it only has 16 elements instead of a whopping 24 like the Sony.

Link | Posted on Jun 12, 2019 at 00:14 UTC

With 24 elements and just cheap small elements, I don't see the point of the 600mm f4 over any super zoom. The test images look mediocre at best. Bokeh is not even close to what I would expect for a 600mm f4.

Why is Sony making these lightweight on the front end lenses for their super telephoto primes? I'm not impressed.

Link | Posted on Jun 11, 2019 at 17:51 UTC as 42nd comment | 4 replies
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