expressivecanvas

expressivecanvas

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jglaser757: They still haven’t fixed viveza for 4K monitors

By the time they figure out how to make their software viewable on a 4K monitor, we'll be using 5K and 6K monitors. Perhaps if my 4K monitor was 32 inch rather than 24 inch it would be easier to read but I do not want a 32 inch monitor just a foot from my face.

Link | Posted on Jun 5, 2020 at 04:01 UTC
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jglaser757: They still haven’t fixed viveza for 4K monitors

Uggg... I'd upgrade in a heartbeat just for that one fix. I have resorted to having a magnifying glass on my desk to use to navigate the tiny, unreadable fonts.

Link | Posted on Jun 4, 2020 at 04:11 UTC
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Jeff Greenberg: ---
hmmm
photo "influencer" happens to find glass plates in own home,
vertical & horizontal.
(anyone reading this ever found time capsule in their own home...?)
what glass plate camera easily allowed that?
also, vertical very well composed, cat + fences
in a modern way not usually seen in 1900...??
could be real deal, but...

I was thinking along similar lines as I watched the video. I was wondering how it could be that the very guy who found glass plate negatives hidden in his house also had the appropriate equipment, knowledge and skills to develop these particular negatives. Regardless, it was a video which held my attention which is an exceedingly rare occurrence.

Link | Posted on Feb 25, 2020 at 19:25 UTC
On article Sony introduces FE 20mm F1.8 G ultra-wide prime lens (258 comments in total)

Why does the headline call this lens a "compact" lens? It is not a large lens but there is no way I would call it "compact". A pancake lens is compact. Anything larger is not compact. (Now you've caused me to type "compact" so often that the word has lost all meaning and seems awkward!)

Link | Posted on Feb 25, 2020 at 16:58 UTC as 30th comment | 4 replies

I currently shoot Instax Mini film with various cameras and my experience with this medium has taught me to frame things quite differently because the prints are so tiny. The rule of thirds is out because the print is so tiny and you can't see tiny details. You simply frame for your subject to be as large as possible in the frame. This new NONS SL42 camera has a ridiculous amount of vignetting on that same Instax Mini film making the usable space in the frame about half the size of the already tiny Instax Mini film. Great idea to create a new instant camera but poorly implemented because of the ridiculous vignetting.

Link | Posted on Feb 21, 2020 at 13:13 UTC as 21st comment | 2 replies

Perhaps they are working on something else that takes priority... or, simply, there is nothing to "improve" in current models.

Link | Posted on Jan 12, 2020 at 04:04 UTC as 36th comment

That was brutally bad... I couldn't get past the 45 second mark.

Link | Posted on Jan 1, 2020 at 14:51 UTC as 21st comment | 3 replies
On article Leica Q2 sample gallery (168 comments in total)
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Garug: Leica always succeeds to stand out on the sample shots. Maybe it is just better camera, or they give the Leicas to someone who can actually take photos.

The lovely model of course helps too, I mean of course the dog ;)

Perhaps the Leica photos always seem to stand out because they shoot with a high-quality, sharp Leica lens. That being said, I'm sure the camera body is pretty good too.

Link | Posted on Mar 8, 2019 at 13:54 UTC
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expressivecanvas: I don't think Ridge Productions did themselves any favors in releasing this nonsense. The video clips do appear to be quite unprofessional here. However, without seeing the contract between the two parties, there is no way to tell which party is in the right. What I do know is Ridge Productions probably opened themselves up to a Libel Lawsuit regardless of whether they own the rights to the video clips.

I'm sure Universal Music has a team of lawyers on staff to file a Libel lawsuit. The person needing a lawyer would be Ridge Productions as the Defendant. As far as the contract goes and who may owe money or not... RIdge Productions had better have a well-written and iron-clad contract that the Universal lawyers can't tear apart in front of a judge or mediator.

Link | Posted on Feb 5, 2019 at 17:46 UTC
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expressivecanvas: I don't think Ridge Productions did themselves any favors in releasing this nonsense. The video clips do appear to be quite unprofessional here. However, without seeing the contract between the two parties, there is no way to tell which party is in the right. What I do know is Ridge Productions probably opened themselves up to a Libel Lawsuit regardless of whether they own the rights to the video clips.

...and, by releasing this petty, childish revenge video, they probably just put an end to any future music video work with any artist.

Link | Posted on Feb 5, 2019 at 16:54 UTC

I don't think Ridge Productions did themselves any favors in releasing this nonsense. The video clips do appear to be quite unprofessional here. However, without seeing the contract between the two parties, there is no way to tell which party is in the right. What I do know is Ridge Productions probably opened themselves up to a Libel Lawsuit regardless of whether they own the rights to the video clips.

Link | Posted on Feb 5, 2019 at 16:52 UTC as 45th comment | 7 replies

I've been a pretty satisfied Sony customer over the past four years but this new camera seems a bit lame and more like a FrankenSony with no clear advantages to what is already available. I think perhaps Sony is no longer headed in the direction they had planned or hoped.

Link | Posted on Jan 15, 2019 at 22:36 UTC as 95th comment | 4 replies
On article First pictures of rumored Samyang 24mm F2.8 AF lens (112 comments in total)
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Ron Poelman: Fingers crossed. This is a top opportunity to build something better than "just another" Samyang. A couple more blades, something a bit more lively in the coatings, good corner performance, we can but hope.

I have the Samyang AF 14mm, the AF 35mm, and the MF 85mm... all very good lenses and, actually, when you consider the price point, they are fantastic! I'm looking forward to more AF lenses from Samyang.... and I WILL continue to buy them.

Link | Posted on Jun 11, 2018 at 01:27 UTC
On article First pictures of rumored Samyang 24mm F2.8 AF lens (112 comments in total)

If true, I'll be buying it.

Link | Posted on Jun 5, 2018 at 02:22 UTC as 27th comment
On article Taking your drone to a wedding? Read this first (95 comments in total)
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Marty4650: Usually, the bride wants to be the star of the show. She probably doesn't want to be upstaged by a flying camera.

I can imagine all the guests whispering and pointing to the drone during the service. (".....Look Bob, it's coming back again.")

When a drone is used correctly for a wedding, nobody will even see it nor hear it.

Link | Posted on Apr 20, 2018 at 13:25 UTC
On article Taking your drone to a wedding? Read this first (95 comments in total)

For those complaining that a drone is a silly tool for a wedding... I am not a fan of widespread public use of drones (I've tried it and decided it is too dangerous so returned the drone) nor am I a fan of long videos of all drone clips but for a short clip of an overhead view of the wedding site during the wedding, it is an ideal cinematic tool. It does not need to be over anybody's heads in most situations because the property is often large enough to avoid this potential danger. When used correctly (and legally), one or two short clips (10 to 30 seconds) of the site during the wedding looks great and can be safe if done correctly. For those sites that aren't large enough to avoid being over people's heads, it is not a place for a drone clip. I am definitely not a fan of drones being used by the general public but, for licensed professionals adhering to standards, it is a great tool... especially for a wedding.

Link | Posted on Apr 20, 2018 at 13:14 UTC as 24th comment

This looks like an approximate 5% increase, more or less, depending on the product. Considering today's photography market, this certainly comes as no surprise (and is hardly noteworthy). Being that it is only US prices being affected, I have to wonder if this is due to both the declining photography market as well as the cost of doing business with the US in today's international market...

Link | Posted on Apr 5, 2018 at 14:21 UTC as 67th comment | 1 reply
On article Rokinon AF 35mm F2.8 FE sample gallery and impressions (144 comments in total)
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lathael: Please help me out. Want to get A7III with two affortable lens for start (family photos). I want one for portret and one small/portable for general use. I'm almost sure portret I will pick up Sony 85mm 1.8 but I have trouble deciding second lens. I struggle between this Rokinon 35/2.8 and Sony 28/2. Do you have any opinion on the last two to help me decide? Thanks in advance!

AF speed will probably be a bit better on the Sony 28mm compared to this Rokinon 35mm. I honestly have no had any noticeable problems with AF speed on my Rokinon 35mm but I highly suspect the Sony 28mm will be faster with less hunting in very low light.

Link | Posted on Mar 15, 2018 at 15:09 UTC
On article Rokinon AF 35mm F2.8 FE sample gallery and impressions (144 comments in total)
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Keyboq: Lens cap cannot be attached without the hood, while the hood is quite loose..

I just realized that Keyboq said "the hood is quite loose"... I originally thought he was referring to the lens cap. Are you sure you are clicking it into place? If I do not click it into place, then it will indeed fall off. If clicked into place, it is solid.

Link | Posted on Mar 15, 2018 at 15:01 UTC
On article Rokinon AF 35mm F2.8 FE sample gallery and impressions (144 comments in total)
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Keyboq: Lens cap cannot be attached without the hood, while the hood is quite loose..

My lens cap fits snugly and just fine (unlike many of the Sony lens caps that require struggling and see-sawing to get on the lens). It has never accidentally fallen off. And, as Karroly mentioned, you can simply buy a generic lens cap for 49mm. If that is the only complaint you can come up with then it must be a pretty good lens.

Link | Posted on Mar 15, 2018 at 14:25 UTC
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