filmrescue

Lives in United States United States
Works as a film technician
Has a website at www.filmrescue.com
Joined on Jul 13, 2002

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filmrescue: Hmmm...interesting but Lyro will need to overcome its reputation as being a solution looking for a problem. They should maybe consider a name change.

It's not that I don't understand the usefulness of this but their first foray into digital imaging was essentially a commercial flop because generally the decision of what you want in focus is easily made at the time a person is taking a picture. Those who didn't know, really didn't care about accurate focus anyway. When I hear "Lytro" the first thing in my brain is that flop of an idea. Yeah...in motion, doing focus pulls in post would be a lovely thing...I get that. I'm talking about a branding issue for them. I don't think their name is doing them any favours but I could be wrong.

Link | Posted on Apr 11, 2016 at 22:20 UTC

Hmmm...interesting but Lyro will need to overcome its reputation as being a solution looking for a problem. They should maybe consider a name change.

Link | Posted on Apr 11, 2016 at 20:31 UTC as 66th comment | 7 replies
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Hinder: Can't you just use an app to do the same thing for free?

Or use your photoshop skill set and have total creative control over the look you create. Depends if you put more value on process than product.

Link | Posted on Apr 11, 2016 at 17:54 UTC
On article Crossing the Bridge: Canon XC10 Review (263 comments in total)

I'm glad someone is making fantastic dual purpose affordable cameras with great IQ, dynamic range and features...because Canon certainly seems unwilling to do it. I know they can but instead they choose to once again cash in on brand loyalty. I feel there's only so many times they'll get away with that.

Link | Posted on Apr 8, 2016 at 16:23 UTC as 80th comment | 1 reply

Cool idea but from the get go I thought "I know when I take a picture what I want to have in focus - why would i want this". Love the innovation but it was one of those head scratching ideas...kinda like the new Kodak super 8 camera. I predict that goes nowhere too.

Link | Posted on Apr 5, 2016 at 15:48 UTC as 51st comment
On article Week in Review: One for the history books (161 comments in total)

Lots of cool things to look at here but the power zoom for video, lens attachment...might be cool if you're trying to emulate the look of Matlock or Barnaby Jones but the look of a zooms while shooting motion are at best a mediocre compromise for a camera move. Put your money into a weighted camera stabilizer. This of course in my opinion.

Link | Posted on Feb 21, 2016 at 19:43 UTC as 12th comment
On article X-Factor: Canon's EOS-1D X Mark II examined in-depth (617 comments in total)

Do professionals really not want articulating screens? Looks solid like a rock though.

Link | Posted on Feb 9, 2016 at 02:09 UTC as 10th comment | 3 replies
On article Video: A quick look at the Sony a6300 (217 comments in total)
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DAVY793: PS. I shoot birds in flight, ice hockey and motor cycle sports with my A6000. The A6000 will be even better and easier to control. It's the big lump behind the viewfinder that counts. Lol

Yep...that "big lump" is a key factor. Really what matters at this point because all of the cameras are at least pretty damn amazing. Love sony's direction though.

Link | Posted on Feb 8, 2016 at 19:13 UTC
On article Video: A quick look at the Sony a6300 (217 comments in total)

grrr...no touch screen! Love it otherwise.

Link | Posted on Feb 8, 2016 at 19:10 UTC as 7th comment

In the voice of Nelson...Haha.

Link | Posted on Feb 2, 2016 at 20:42 UTC as 15th comment

I feel the quality of the photographs coming from any digital camera in normal light at this point, really comes down the to photographer and not the camera making these images really not all that helpful.

Link | Posted on Jan 28, 2016 at 21:59 UTC as 89th comment
On article Kodak revives Super 8 with part-digital cine camera (367 comments in total)
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0rton: What I'd really like to see is a manufacture simply create a digital Super 8mm cartridge. Create a cartridge with a sensor in the place where the film plane would normally be and have it take pictures/frames activated by the pulldown claw in the camera. It would universally function in any vintage camera and "reanimate" entire generations of otherwise retired camera hardware.

http://techcrunch.com/2015/12/15/the-nolab-digital-super-8-cartridge-could-digitize-your-old-movie-cameras/

Link | Posted on Jan 9, 2016 at 22:02 UTC
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CosminMunteanu: hmm, the guy is not whining when there is no AF available :-)) ..of course. He's busy taking pictures ;-)
OT: nice having this kind of opinions shared.

"This 'telephone' has too many shortcomings to be seriously considered as a means of communication. The device is inherently of no value to us." -- Western Union internal memo, 1876.

opps wrong thread...sorry

Link | Posted on Oct 23, 2015 at 16:31 UTC
On article Ricoh teases spring 2016 full-frame Pentax DSLR debut (528 comments in total)
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vesa1tahti: OVF, absolutely no EVF.

Love my EVF...will never return to OVF.

Link | Posted on Sep 19, 2015 at 21:10 UTC
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infocus: Every time I open Photoshop CC 2015 I get a notice saying they can't verify my account. I spent an hour with an Adobe rep who even took over my screen to figure it out. It finally stopped, only to start again the next day. Sigh.

Agreed! I don't mind the idea of a subscription but login issues are fairly endless. Even have had problems opening my fully licensed and paid for CS-6. I also hate that the sign in window isn't compatible with my password organizing software. Grrrrr.

Link | Posted on Aug 5, 2015 at 16:31 UTC
On article QromaScan uses your smartphone for digitizing prints (45 comments in total)

I'm not sure why I'm bothered but people's acceptance of poor quality images is frustrating. What's the exposure latitude on cell phone camera? Even on a quality DSLR, photographing a photograph isn't optimal. "Ugh" to this product.

Link | Posted on May 6, 2015 at 01:30 UTC as 29th comment
On article Flasher smartphone flash launched on Kickstarter (73 comments in total)

What a terrible example. The less flashed version, for me, is far more attractive. Warm orange skin is a lot nicer to look at than cool cyan skin. She looks like a smiling corps.

Link | Posted on Mar 10, 2015 at 19:44 UTC as 13th comment
On article Lytro plans to shed jobs as it shifts focus to video (506 comments in total)
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filmrescue: What I've always thought about Lytro cameras for photography...."Well that's really cool but I kind of know what I want in focus when I take the picture - most people do". Hope they have better luck with video...it actually makes a lot more sense. Focus pulling in post would be really useful.

Hmm...interesting Everlast66. That might be coming. I don't mean to leave the focusing for post but the much more difficult focus pulling. That alone is a person's job on a professional production set.

Link | Posted on Mar 7, 2015 at 16:31 UTC
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