tko

Lives in United States Los Angeles, United States
Works as a engineer
Has a website at http://500px.com/omearak
Joined on Oct 27, 2000

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  • You can always tell the useless articles by the emotional, feel good hype.

    "There’s something about the texture of glass. It’s smoother than the aluminum, but typically less slippery and easier to...

  • Replied in define "real"
    They have sensors maybe 1/8th the size of a normal camera, letting in a fiftieth of the light. No zoom, no macro, and only recently IS. Eraser size lenses. Their "ergonomics" consists of swiping ...
  • Replied in yes
    Yes, I didn't get much out of it. Marketing is here, big surprise. We buy what we want, not what we need (do you need a Mercedes?) The fanciest cameras get the publicity. Yada yada yada. An honest ...
  • Replied in you do realize
    The more vehement the arguments about a particular camera or technology, the less photos the poster seems to have. I guess it's a matter of justifying technology over talent. Like a short guy ...
  • Replied in neither :)
    Low light performance is 90% due to the size of the lens and its ability to gather light. Sure, a better sensor helps, but lens size is an order of magnitude more important. Not f-stop, but the ...
  • What is the worth of the written word? A street musician? An actor? In some cases, exactly zero, no matter how much they enrich our lives. In other cases, millions. The benefits don't come measured ...
  • From Wikipedia: The hyperfocal distance is the closest distance at which a lens can be focused while keeping objects at infinity acceptably sharp. When the lens is focused at this distance, all...

  • Replied in don't think so
    >Actually a stitched panorama does not necessarily decrease depth of field. In fact, for most applications it will result in increased depth of field, when compared with a single frame print of ...
  • Replied in right
    The mountain is small because its, well, small. No geometry magic will change it. It's not optics, it's how the mind/eye works. You have a lot more resolution in the center of your eye, so ...
  • Micro contrast is simply a new wave name for sharpness. Indeed, the standard measurement for lens sharpness involves the "micro" contrast of two lines. http://www.cambridgeincolour.com/tutorials/le ...
  • Replied in not good logic
    . I won't . Per mile, ox carts probably kill more people than a car. Plus, cars save lives, as in ambulances and getting doctors there. Think about it. You can probable drive around a half million ...
  • Commented on photo Spellbound in the Phobia challenge

    This is 1.) a composite 2.) a previous winner 3.) has been submitted at least 3 times. All of which may be well within the rules, I'll let others think about that.

    For a 2.5" spider and the...

  • Who's gonna have the last laugh when your car reports you for texting, turning on a red, and driving  1 MPH over the speed limit? You do know your TV is watching you and reporting everything you ...
  • One riot pretty much looks like any others. Every protest, about the same. How many have a photo of someone shouting and waving a placade on their wall? But sure, every generation has its iconic ...
  • Replied in simple
    I guess it was too easy for the other poster to help with . . . LED, some high intensity discharge lamps, and fluorescent lights don't emit a constant brightness and color. If the change in ...
  • Replied in not really
    Can't think of one camera that got a major update that was inexpensive and effective. It just doesn't make sense. Hardware determines performance. Not software. It would be extremely unusual to ...
  • I have to agree with everyone. Average photos, no clear winners, nothing I'd download or study. I see better ones on the web everyday.

  • One terrabyte isn't enough? Maybe because there isn't much incentive to buy anything bigger? "They" are deliberate keeping you from the things you desire and deserve?
  • Replied in why
    Nothing wrong with having a camera while carrying a phone in your pocket.
  • I dunno, your kind of spewing out statements w/o context. Showing a histogram means nothing. Who know which is best? Who brought raw into the picture? Tonal data distribution doesn't mean anything ...
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