photo_rb

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Joined on Feb 7, 2007

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Very nice images. Just wanted to mention a cheaper alternative to the R44 is the R22.

Link | Posted on Aug 15, 2016 at 03:24 UTC as 16th comment
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Golfhacker27: I have Aurora HDR Pro and four other Macphun products.
But I certainly will NOT buy this upgrade.
1. I have to pay more than half the standard purchase price to upgrade?!?!
2. Aurora is a disaster with skies - purple banding. Has this been fixed in this update? Who knows. The only way to find out would be to buy it, because....
3. Macphun is just about the only company selling such products who don't have a user forum and technical support forum.

Agree, if it is a paid upgrade, forget it, I'm not interested. Like you say the present product needs fixing.

Link | Posted on Aug 9, 2016 at 23:42 UTC
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Le Kilt: No mention of F-Stop’s CEO's name...?

Donald Trump?

Link | Posted on Aug 8, 2016 at 22:04 UTC

Just taking a quick gander at the rules, it seems that the subject matter has to be USA but the photographer can be from anywhere. Do I have that right?

Link | Posted on Jul 15, 2016 at 23:10 UTC as 10th comment | 1 reply
On article Zenmuse Z3 is DJI's first aerial zoom camera (53 comments in total)
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photo_rb: It's nice to see DJI do this but it is also a shame that one of the big camera makers cannot put out a lightweight camera module in either full frame or C sensor plus a small selection of lightweight lenses.

I have a 50mm 1.8 Canon lens that is very sharp and also very light compared to the 1.4 so I think there is room to make lighter weight ff lenses. More plastic...less metal. Also I think I understand what you mean by "drone shooting" but I am thinking aerial photography where resolution is important.

For many reasons I would prefer to work with a lighter drone rather than a behemoth that is capable of carrying a larger format camera.

Link | Posted on Jul 15, 2016 at 19:32 UTC
On article Zenmuse Z3 is DJI's first aerial zoom camera (53 comments in total)

It's nice to see DJI do this but it is also a shame that one of the big camera makers cannot put out a lightweight camera module in either full frame or C sensor plus a small selection of lightweight lenses.

Link | Posted on Jul 14, 2016 at 18:46 UTC as 14th comment | 14 replies
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Gesture: For purple mountain majesties ...

But limited editions; $300 for 12x18-you lost me there Matt.

A bargain. Peter Lik would probably charge $5,000 for a limited edition.

Link | Posted on Jul 11, 2016 at 02:44 UTC
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Cap10nate: I use the Peak Design Capture Clip when backpacking and love it. It stabilizes the camera while you are walking and has a quick release which makes it very convenient to grab photos on the fly. It also takes all the weight off your neck as it is attached directly to the backpack strap itself.

I don't know how I feel about having to fasten this thing behind my head and having to worry about hitting yourself in the head with the camera every time you take your backpack off. Also, this will still allow the camera to swing back and forth bouncing off your chest with every step you take.

I love my Peak Design Clip on the backpack with the GoPro or Sony Nex but I find it gets a little heavy on one side when using it with the Canon 5D series cameras and zoom. I may try an adaptation of this new option.

Link | Posted on Jul 6, 2016 at 23:06 UTC
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Mister Joseph: Isn't Wildfire green?

Yes it went over my head and now I am embarrassed.

Link | Posted on Jun 29, 2016 at 16:32 UTC
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Mister Joseph: Isn't Wildfire green?

WilliamJ Kind of like the movie star who rails against the oil companies but travels extensively in private jets, on huge yachts, and "suites" on airliners.

Link | Posted on Jun 29, 2016 at 15:53 UTC
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Mister Joseph: Isn't Wildfire green?

I guess it is still an environmental thing but you are right. Forest fires are a natural phenomenon and most are started by lighting. Many tree species need forest fires to reproduce. There is some thought that man's suppression of forest fires is negatively affecting this procedure.

Link | Posted on Jun 29, 2016 at 14:45 UTC
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TwoMetreBill: 400 watts is not a measure of light output, that will be lumens. And don't say compared to an incandescent as their output varies by more than a factor of four for a given amount of consumption. Light output is measured in lumens and efficiency is measured in lumens per watt.

The best available daylight LED I've found so far is by Phillips with a little over 100 lumens per watt though the CRI it's probably not suitable for serious photography. Note that this bulb is not dimmable as dimmable LEDs are still less efficient though they usually have a longer life than non-dimmable bulbs.

Yeah, I have a couple of 500 watt photofloods that I occasionally use for tabletops and they are very bright...and hot. It is time to upgrade, I thinks.

Link | Posted on Jun 10, 2016 at 05:29 UTC
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m3: Too little too late. No amount of patchwork by Adobe is going to convince all those ripped off through the years to not seek out perfectly good alternatives to their market bullying.

Don't taste the same but priced similar.

Link | Posted on May 27, 2016 at 21:08 UTC
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m3: Too little too late. No amount of patchwork by Adobe is going to convince all those ripped off through the years to not seek out perfectly good alternatives to their market bullying.

It's amazing to me that people will part with hundreds or thousands of dollars for a camera body that might only last a few years before it is obsolete yet complain about spending money for software they likely use more than the camera.

Link | Posted on May 27, 2016 at 17:15 UTC
On article Primer: What is VR, and why should photographers care? (143 comments in total)

Hey I thought autofocus was a gimmick. I'm not knocking anything anymore. ...and I imagine this could be an amazing experience!

Link | Posted on May 17, 2016 at 18:11 UTC as 66th comment | 1 reply
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Denis the Menace: Sounds like another desperate ploy to try to get more users to their cloud. No thanks.

Denis the Menis?

Link | Posted on May 10, 2016 at 06:11 UTC

I see an invisible suit in my future.

Link | Posted on Apr 14, 2016 at 13:01 UTC as 9th comment
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photo_rb: I love this kind of imagery but it is very conflicting for me. I would like to do this myself but as a commercial aerial photographer, it would be impossible without breaking the rules (big fines) or going through a massive permission procedure.
It is a shame that in this field a professional cannot achieve what an amateur can because of regulations.

I should have also mentioned that even though I would like to do this kind of video, I would never fly over anyone without their permission and definitely not over a crowd because the liability is too great.

Link | Posted on Apr 4, 2016 at 15:30 UTC

I love this kind of imagery but it is very conflicting for me. I would like to do this myself but as a commercial aerial photographer, it would be impossible without breaking the rules (big fines) or going through a massive permission procedure.
It is a shame that in this field a professional cannot achieve what an amateur can because of regulations.

Link | Posted on Apr 3, 2016 at 17:33 UTC as 19th comment | 2 replies
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Tim McClanahan: How much for just the camera?

Is this just a modified Panasonic GH4?

Link | Posted on Mar 26, 2016 at 22:43 UTC
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