dark goob

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

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dark goob: The original full frame returns to glory. "35mm full frame" is the new "crop sensor"... welcome to the future!

Ahhhhhh TOUCHÉ! 8x10" camera, the original full frame. Screw those crappy 4x5"s. Heck lets do like Wegman and do 16x20" digital! Always rent from Calumet baby!

Link | Posted on Sep 20, 2016 at 14:31 UTC
On article Pinnacle Prime: Olympus ED 25mm F1.2 Pro sample gallery (201 comments in total)
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vscd: All "portraits" are really close. Indead they are nearly macros to demonstrate the shallow Depth of field. But in real situations this will perform like we should expect from a 50mm f2.4 equivalent. Nice sharpness, but nothing worth >$1000!!

It's not the strongest side of MFT based sensors.

Actually it's a 63mm f/2.8 equivalent, since y'know, FujiFilm GFX is the new full frame standard by which all else will be measured forever. You can go ahead and throw your 35mm crop sensor junk cameras in the garbage, like the Nikon D800 etc. And leave us MFT shooters alone with your dumb comments. I mean you do realize that, for example, the 25mm 1.2 PRO lens can AF in lighting conditions that no 50mm f/2.4 lens can AF in, due to the fact that its projected image's light intensity is exponentially brighter, enabling the phase detection sensors to operate in much darker conditions? And you do also realize the 25mm f/1.2 PRO is a fully weather sealed lens with a dead silent, smooth focusing motor, much faster and better than what you'd find in a crappy 50mm f/2.4 right?

I mean I get where you are coming from: the position of an uneducated, knowledge-less, format bigot.. but at least learn facts before commenting.

Link | Posted on Sep 20, 2016 at 00:26 UTC
On article Pinnacle Prime: Olympus ED 25mm F1.2 Pro sample gallery (201 comments in total)
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rhlpetrus: Hmm, ugly green flare even w/o light source in field view. And bokeh is a bit nervous as well.

Bokeh.. "nervous"? You're projecting, my friend.

Link | Posted on Sep 20, 2016 at 00:03 UTC

The original full frame returns to glory. "35mm full frame" is the new "crop sensor"... welcome to the future!

Link | Posted on Sep 20, 2016 at 00:01 UTC as 101st comment | 2 replies

I will be purchasing this camera!

Link | Posted on Sep 20, 2016 at 00:00 UTC as 44th comment | 3 replies
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sderdiarian: 10 Reasons Apple's Launch Drove Me Away:
1) Most newer phones shoot 4K: not new
2) Touting a 2 lens camera as something new: not (LG, HTC)
3) Claiming it took courage to eliminate the headphone jack when they simply want to drive buyers to Beat headphones (which they recently bought), crippling the 7 for non-Apple add-on's
4) Despite having removed the headphone port, the phone is only IP67 rated; the Samsung S7 retains the port and achieves a higher IP68
5) OIS: wow, finally catching up to old tech in other phones
6) 8 month old S7 & G5 shoot RAW: not new
7) Cook & Schiller repeatedly boast of the "beautiful new iPhone 7 design": virtually identical to the 6
8) Same too small 4.7" screen in the 7, too large body in the 7+
9) British accent in their 2 videos on the 7 appeals to pretension in their US fan-base (sorry, Barney): nausea sets in
10) The first 30 minutes is all Mario Bros. and Pokemon-Go: Jobs twirling in his grave
But you got 800+ hits, good job BB :-) !

Says a user of a system that was using plastic keyboards before the iPhone came out and showed everyone how a proper multi-touch interface should be done. Which they all then proceeded to copy.

I'm really getting tired of seeing all you Fandroids' crap posts every time there's a thread about Apple. Nobody claimed Apple was the first to put dual cameras. Not even them. You are just imagining things.

And why do you even care?

Because you know that technically in most respects, Apple's hardware actually is better made. You also know that their operating system is more advanced, more secure (though obviously nothing is perfect), and you know that many other people also know this, which is why Apple has sold over a billion iPhones.

While at first I found it kind of a shame that the US Government didn't stop Korean and Chinese knock-offs from violating patents of American companies like Apple, if they had, we'd have never seen karma take justice as Note 7s began exploding.

Link | Posted on Sep 10, 2016 at 22:15 UTC
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robbinsbox: Is this contest for US citizens only? I have eaten lots of American burgers so am probably half way there.

Well, in Texas we say, "Halfway is only as good as the anus."

Link | Posted on Sep 9, 2016 at 14:10 UTC
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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 (110 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 (110 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 33rd 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 15th comment | 1 reply
On article Elevating X-Trans? Fujifilm X-T2 First Impressions Review (1297 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 54th 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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