Xeexon

Joined on Oct 5, 2012

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Sdaniella: certain fake skies
especially
a starry milkyway going the wrong way round
in the wrong compass direction
in the wrong hemisphere
in the wrong season
will make timelapse photographers cringe
*shudder*

But the phenomenon of flashing buildings synchronized to Muzak is exactly how it’s observed in nature.

Link | Posted on Nov 18, 2017 at 01:17 UTC
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photo_rb: Even after going to the web page, I'm not completely sure what VSCO is. Any users here want to help?

It’s a ‘tasteful’ set of filters/film simulations that we’re like a breath of fresh air to me for mobile photography in the age of Instagram. I used the app on Android previously- it’s free, though you can buy more filters as you go, if the original set is lacking.

They also sell packs of presets for ACR and Lightroom. Less useful, in that embodiment.

Link | Posted on Nov 9, 2017 at 01:35 UTC

I’m selling lenses with cracked front and rear elements for those desirable retro lighting effects. PM me for details!

Link | Posted on Oct 30, 2017 at 17:00 UTC as 58th comment | 1 reply
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HenryEckstein: Maybe I'm spoiled here, but in our company we can't trust Godox
or even Profoto for our camera systems, so we custom build our gear
and we use industrial LED's designed for high-spec mission critical systems
rated at up-to 1000 watts powered by Nickel Metal Hydride NP1B-type
belt-worn batteries. Enormous power at 6000K colour temps works GREAT!

The key is the multiple NP1B batteries which are attached to a belt AND
can power your camera too. A custom Electrosonics 700 to 1900 MHZ
radio is used to trigger the flashes that is immune to almost ALL
RFI/EM interference!

I should warn you though that an Electrosonics RF modem
is around $2000 PER RADIO so it is a tad expensive BUT
it is fully Mil-Spec!

So while the ProFoto is good, it is NOT truly High-End!
There are others BUT you are looking at around $10,000 US+
for fully Mil-Spec Flash systems that are TRULY MISSION CRITICAL Capable!

And YES I would say a shooting wedding IS a mission-critical task!

Thanks!

Link | Posted on Oct 12, 2017 at 00:24 UTC
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HenryEckstein: Maybe I'm spoiled here, but in our company we can't trust Godox
or even Profoto for our camera systems, so we custom build our gear
and we use industrial LED's designed for high-spec mission critical systems
rated at up-to 1000 watts powered by Nickel Metal Hydride NP1B-type
belt-worn batteries. Enormous power at 6000K colour temps works GREAT!

The key is the multiple NP1B batteries which are attached to a belt AND
can power your camera too. A custom Electrosonics 700 to 1900 MHZ
radio is used to trigger the flashes that is immune to almost ALL
RFI/EM interference!

I should warn you though that an Electrosonics RF modem
is around $2000 PER RADIO so it is a tad expensive BUT
it is fully Mil-Spec!

So while the ProFoto is good, it is NOT truly High-End!
There are others BUT you are looking at around $10,000 US+
for fully Mil-Spec Flash systems that are TRULY MISSION CRITICAL Capable!

And YES I would say a shooting wedding IS a mission-critical task!

Do you have any schematics or how-to guides/videos you may share? Would be one heck of a project, of course if it could be built for a tad less than the numbers you have mentioned.

Thanks :)

Link | Posted on Oct 10, 2017 at 04:22 UTC

Aputure makes me want to go nuculure.

Link | Posted on Oct 5, 2017 at 20:59 UTC as 17th comment | 1 reply
On article Lensbaby unveils Creative Bokeh and Sweet 80 optics (28 comments in total)
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Najinsky: Why are beautiful girls being used to promote this? Didn't we just have an extended thread about how Nikon's sexism will ruin them?

For me personally, the meme of an ugly bloke behind the lens, and a beautiful girl in front of it works pretty well. But I'm not selfish and I understand that my memes are not everyone else's memes.

Please can you post some shots of a fat ugly bloke also demonstrating that sweet bokeh? I'm sure this will go a long way in explaining the important difference between a technical feature and an exploitative one.

Holy crap! That’s like 40 articles ago! Clearly, it was one of the most successful publicity stunts of all time.

Way to go, Nikon!!!

Link | Posted on Sep 21, 2017 at 00:14 UTC

Would be interested to understand quality of the light (CRI etc) of this vs traditional flash.

Link | Posted on Sep 1, 2017 at 12:34 UTC as 8th comment | 1 reply

I'm holding out for the Muncie, In edition.

Link | Posted on Aug 28, 2017 at 17:20 UTC as 127th comment | 1 reply
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mick232: Pathetic attempt of being funny.

Pathetic attempt at meta self criticism

Link | Posted on Aug 28, 2017 at 17:16 UTC
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mick232: Pathetic attempt of being funny.

Pathetic attempt at meta meta criticism

Link | Posted on Aug 28, 2017 at 17:16 UTC
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mick232: Pathetic attempt of being funny.

Pathetic attempt at meta criticism.

Link | Posted on Aug 28, 2017 at 17:15 UTC
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photosen: So jews discriminating against non-jews... No lessons learned from their own history?

Yes, you read that article absolutely correctly and appropriately confirmed your own beliefs. Article also said they murdered Christ and drank the blood of Christian children.

Link | Posted on Aug 16, 2017 at 22:02 UTC
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huyzer: If he wasn't a famous photographer, would this photo do anything for you?
It's an interesting and uniquely shaped pepper. But for me, it's not that aesthetically pleasing.

*while = whole

Link | Posted on Aug 16, 2017 at 18:40 UTC
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huyzer: If he wasn't a famous photographer, would this photo do anything for you?
It's an interesting and uniquely shaped pepper. But for me, it's not that aesthetically pleasing.

I think the artistic quality is enhanced because they DO tell you it's a pepper: looking at it, the shape simultaneously looks organic/alive/moving AND as if it were made of stone. The shapes simultaneously evoke the feeling of something human (embracing lovers, a dance, childbirth) AND something alien/insect/scorpion like. And after you go through this while thought process...you again remember that it's just a pepper!

Pretty amazing, in my eyes!

Link | Posted on Aug 16, 2017 at 18:38 UTC
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Xeexon: We did this to ourselves. We were whiny, ungrateful, hyper-critical trolls who loved dpreview so much that we destroyed it via the comments section.

This is why we can't have nice things.

Generally, I agree with the premise- and this particular article is more photo/photo tech related than most of the 'fluff' pieces- but I can't help but notice that original content is gradually becoming supplanted by these bits, and these whimsical articles are being presented with a diminishing amount of analysis- e.g. 'See this video on YouTube'. Which adds little value, in my opinion.

Of course, one could use the analogy of a photog's portfolio: if you have three Magnum worthy photos and 200 carelessly framed snapshots, I would argue that having the 200 there does detract from the three good ones- and your credibility as a photographer overall. But that's just one perspective.

Link | Posted on Jul 20, 2017 at 11:10 UTC
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Xeexon: We did this to ourselves. We were whiny, ungrateful, hyper-critical trolls who loved dpreview so much that we destroyed it via the comments section.

This is why we can't have nice things.

@tech - in short (maybe), perhaps you've noticed what a few other posters continue to point out from time to time: that dpreview has recently become more of an aggregator of internet flotsam and jetsam rather than a producer of high quality original content and insightful commentary. I liken it to the NYTimes becoming Yahoo! News. Sadly, there's probably a sound economics argument for this change- but I'm imagining a whimsical scenario where dpreview is doing it to punish us for our ungrateful behavior vis a vis the negative, snarky cesspool that the comments section has historically been.

So, in conclusion, that's why we can't have nice things. Bring on the cat videos.

Link | Posted on Jul 19, 2017 at 23:23 UTC

We did this to ourselves. We were whiny, ungrateful, hyper-critical trolls who loved dpreview so much that we destroyed it via the comments section.

This is why we can't have nice things.

Link | Posted on Jul 18, 2017 at 20:23 UTC as 36th comment | 10 replies
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huyzer: Go big, or go home.
I'm talking about the guy's hair. :)

He's hiding at least six GoPros in there. That's next generation stuff...

Link | Posted on Jul 5, 2017 at 18:45 UTC

Ben is a great photographer who creates beautiful images and is doing things that I (random internet person) could never do. I appreciate his commitment to social change and helping other people.

With that said, I feel like the concept of native peoples being adversely affected by climate change gets a bit lost here: in spite of the 'indigenous' person standing in the middle of a burning hot lava flow, he seems powerful and in control (impressive feat by the model), like he belongs there, not precarious and vulnerable- which would seem more in keeping with the intended concept.

Either way, cool looking images. Great work under extreme conditions.

Link | Posted on Oct 23, 2016 at 02:59 UTC as 4th comment
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