dark goob

Lives in United States Portland, OR, OR, United States
Joined on Jul 12, 2005

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Fujica: Seems like this new 5D MKIV isn't much good for video.

They want people to buy EOS C line... gone are the good ole days.

Link | Posted on Aug 30, 2016 at 14:57 UTC
On article 19 tips for better live music photography (108 comments in total)
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dark goob: Tips you missed:
1) Use a colored gel on your flash and possibly set up a different flash with a different colored gel on stage. If possible match the colors to the stage lighting's gel(s). That way your flash photography does not look like it was take with a flash.
2) Use a fisheye or super-wide-angle from up close for cool distortion effects.
3) Use a 16.4-degree diagonal angle lens (75mm on full frame four thirds or 150mm on full frame 135-format) from 10-20' away. The Olympus 75mm f/1.8 has given me some of the best concert shots consistently of any lens.

4) Set the cameras saturation down low (not all the way to B&W) and set the white balance manually to like 12000K or something crazy, and you can make the reds not blow out the details right in your camera before you take the shot.

Link | Posted on Aug 7, 2016 at 18:20 UTC
On article 19 tips for better live music photography (108 comments in total)

Tips you missed:
1) Use a colored gel on your flash and possibly set up a different flash with a different colored gel on stage. If possible match the colors to the stage lighting's gel(s). That way your flash photography does not look like it was take with a flash.
2) Use a fisheye or super-wide-angle from up close for cool distortion effects.
3) Use a 16.4-degree diagonal angle lens (75mm on full frame four thirds or 150mm on full frame 135-format) from 10-20' away. The Olympus 75mm f/1.8 has given me some of the best concert shots consistently of any lens.

Link | Posted on Aug 7, 2016 at 18:08 UTC as 32nd comment | 3 replies

Hold off for 16k. These 8k and 4k things are just fads.

The 16k sets come with syringes and CRISPR retina mods that genetically alter your eyes to have more pixels.

Link | Posted on Aug 6, 2016 at 06:18 UTC as 14th comment | 1 reply
On article Elevating X-Trans? Fujifilm X-T2 First Impressions Review (1275 comments in total)

WOW, DPreview finally hired an actual photographer to take its sample pictures! Oh wait I see Spencer's been there since late 2014. I guess I haven't seen his pix on a review before this one.

Well there's no going back now is there. DPReview had better let this guy do all the camera field test shots from now on...

Link | Posted on Jul 11, 2016 at 12:12 UTC as 49th comment
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dialstatic: "The decision to shift the company's focus was not taken lightly."

Well, if they don't like it, they can always refocus after the fact :D

No, because you cannot make decisions with a Lytro.

Although I heard it was supposed to mean you didn't have to make any. Problem is, no one did.

Link | Posted on Apr 9, 2016 at 08:05 UTC

Surprise of the year.

Link | Posted on Apr 9, 2016 at 08:04 UTC as 5th comment

No 8K?!

Pathetic

Link | Posted on Apr 9, 2016 at 08:02 UTC as 20th comment
On article Samsung announces in-house 12MP dual-pixel sensor (48 comments in total)
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dark goob: But can they reverse engineer the ability to upgrade their operating system after a phone's been out for more than two years? Or will they keep leaving millions of users open to hackers?

Frank, you have no idea what you are talking about. Android is a hacker's paradise... http://www.extremetech.com/mobile/197346-google-throws-nearly-a-billion-android-users-under-the-bus-refuses-to-patch-os-vulnerability

Also this: http://m.androidcentral.com/samsung-announces-its-latest-security-update-question-when-youll-see-it

You will be lucky to get vital security updates two years from now, or really EVER in a timely fashion. Good luck with that...!

Link | Posted on Mar 10, 2016 at 14:06 UTC
On article Samsung announces in-house 12MP dual-pixel sensor (48 comments in total)

But can they reverse engineer the ability to upgrade their operating system after a phone's been out for more than two years? Or will they keep leaving millions of users open to hackers?

Link | Posted on Mar 10, 2016 at 06:10 UTC as 11th comment | 3 replies

I have their previous 44", the ipf8300, and it's PHENOMENAL. Canon's support is also great; three times they replaced heads for free out of warranty for me. I thought that was pretty amazing. Their papers selection is also great, although I will really miss that heavyweight satin. Put this with a vacuum press dry mounting system from Hot Press co. (UK, by thru Drytac the glass top model) and you've got an amazing setup for large format printing.

Link | Posted on Mar 9, 2016 at 06:43 UTC as 17th comment
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cookedraw: SONY make the best sensors, right ?
Samsung makes fastest phones with best screens, win win

Unfortunately it runs Android OS, meaning within two years you will no longer receive any updates and you might as well just post all your passwords on 4chan because your device could get hacked at any moment.

They have nice screens though.

Link | Posted on Mar 5, 2016 at 13:25 UTC

Is it weatherproof?

Link | Posted on Feb 22, 2016 at 16:20 UTC as 33rd comment | 1 reply
On article Samsung launches Galaxy TabPro S Windows tablet (98 comments in total)

So where are all the Windows fanboys saying they copied surface?

This is much more like Surface than the iPad Pro, which is a completely different product category. Yet no fanboys... still some Apple haters though, I see.

Sigh. At least be consistent.

Link | Posted on Jan 7, 2016 at 09:23 UTC as 14th comment | 1 reply
On article Kodak revives Super 8 with part-digital cine camera (367 comments in total)

/me checks calendar
calendar says 4/1/2016
DAMNIT WHO SET MY CALENDAR TO EUROPEAN STYLE WITH DAY OF MONTH FIRST

I SENT OUT THE APRIL FOOLS PRESS RELEASE EARLY ON ACCIDENT!!

Link | Posted on Jan 7, 2016 at 09:20 UTC as 126th comment
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Thuravi Kumaaran: Even though all the Nations put an over coat named Globalization, most of them have secret agendas to promote their own products or getting more benefits from the other country made products, except the third world countries.

So the recent hidden flow of support for Apple might have damaged Samsung.

Samsung doesn’t have the marketing technique (Boosting, saying lies, giving good commission, etc.) which Sony has.

Steve Job’s Apple is supposed to be an innovative company, but the bitten apple symbol denotes the force behind it. Why this duality. Better they change the negative symbol to a positive symbol Apple or change the name as Bitten Apple

LOL, if it weren't for Apple we'd all be using DOS on phones with little keyboards and still buying music on CD. Be thankful

Link | Posted on Nov 15, 2015 at 18:41 UTC
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