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CameraLabTester

CameraLabTester

Lives in Australia Sydney, Australia
Works as a Architect
Joined on Aug 27, 2010
About me:

Real world "camera design" feedback provider to camera "lab designers" who never get out to see the real world.

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"Look, you should really put a cover over your hot shoe..."

"But... but I lost that piece of plastic a long time ago!"

"That's why you need it NOW! For only a limited time, you can get not two, not three, but FIVE sets of covers with different colors! Call now! or click on the "BUY" icon on your screen for a never before and will never be repeated again 1.5% discount on RIP OFF CAMERA COVERS! Yes! Remember the name: RIP OFF CAMERA COVERS!"

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Direct link | Posted on Oct 19, 2014 at 22:44 UTC as 21st comment
On Readers' Showcase: Documentary and Street photography article (104 comments in total)

This showcase should AT LEAST be displaying 100 images.

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Direct link | Posted on Oct 19, 2014 at 22:39 UTC as 36th comment | 1 reply

"Limited product warranty on loose threads, lost screws inside camera body, misaligned mounting, AF readjustments, and other shocking surprises awaiting the adventurous tinker tailor soldier spy."

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Direct link | Posted on Oct 18, 2014 at 12:05 UTC as 62nd comment | 2 replies

The F2AS, F3HP, EOS3 and F1N are getting restless in their cupboards...

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Direct link | Posted on Oct 14, 2014 at 01:27 UTC as 35th comment
On HTC introduces the RE digital camera article (101 comments in total)

They should make Pokemon™ balls.

It'll sell more.

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Direct link | Posted on Oct 9, 2014 at 21:51 UTC as 36th comment
On Hands-on with Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 article (432 comments in total)

I want that black tape.

It ties the whole camera together like Lebowski.

Where can I buy it?

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Direct link | Posted on Sep 22, 2014 at 08:43 UTC as 23rd comment

More like the death of sesame seed sized sensors once the consumers have come to their sesame senses.

Manufacturers have been churning, all this time, great optical glass only to focus on sesame seeds.

Its time to crack open those walnuts.

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Direct link | Posted on Sep 19, 2014 at 06:13 UTC as 67th comment

Its about time Leica abandoned the sesame seed sized sensors for good.

No matter how the consumers might Leica da camera, they won't Leica using tiny sesame seed sensors.

"Badges? We don't need no stinkin' badges!, amigo!"

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Direct link | Posted on Sep 18, 2014 at 05:02 UTC as 20th comment
On Size matters: Hands-on with Canon PowerShot G7 X article (175 comments in total)

Canon wins the award for "Catching Up" manufacturer of the year.

Congratulations to Canon!

Well done!

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Direct link | Posted on Sep 18, 2014 at 04:57 UTC as 33rd comment
On Canon PowerShot G7 X First Impressions Review preview (817 comments in total)

Canon is just catching up to the other innovations for this segment.

Just catching up. No innovations.

Just like the EOS M epic fail and now... This.

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Direct link | Posted on Sep 18, 2014 at 01:38 UTC as 137th comment | 1 reply
On SanDisk unveils 512GB Extreme Pro card article (160 comments in total)

Now just hold my beer here for a minute and let me find some gadget around here in my garage where I can put this nasty new motor to work...

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Direct link | Posted on Sep 12, 2014 at 02:03 UTC as 11th comment

Not impressed until someone invents Batman's "Utility Belt".

He has a hang glider and welding equipment inside those waist band!

Adam West should be proud.

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Direct link | Posted on Sep 6, 2014 at 01:19 UTC as 62nd comment
On Week in review: 8 things we learned article (48 comments in total)

8 Things we learned this week:

1. The monkey is also a photographer. The Poppy is also a flower.

2. Instagram Hyperlapse is great on any video viewer site except Instagram.

3. A breath of relief for a whole week without Nikon 1 on the landing pages.

4. DPReview staff are really nice people.

5-8. Repeat above.

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Direct link | Posted on Aug 30, 2014 at 01:37 UTC as 23rd comment

One thing ironical about the Instagram Hyperlapse app is that it operates within the Instagram name, which we all know is limited to ferociously boring square framing.

The Hyperlapse experience works best on 16:9 framing such as what can be supported on Facebook.

A lot of users are uploading to Facebook instead of Instagram.

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Direct link | Posted on Aug 28, 2014 at 11:23 UTC as 3rd comment
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CameraLabTester: The finished video resides on the phone as a normal (not hyperlapsed) file BUT with a striking difference: It is as if a "steady cam" was used for the shot! The whole length has been "fixed" by the app!

This can be uploaded on Facebook™ and viewed as a normal widescreen video (depends on phone) with the shake, rattle and roll taken out!

Now THAT is a great plus!

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The audio is intact at the 1X speed setting.

In the initial set up, allow Instagram Hyperlapse to access your phones microphone for the audio to be captured.

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Direct link | Posted on Aug 27, 2014 at 12:39 UTC
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CameraLabTester: The finished video resides on the phone as a normal (not hyperlapsed) file BUT with a striking difference: It is as if a "steady cam" was used for the shot! The whole length has been "fixed" by the app!

This can be uploaded on Facebook™ and viewed as a normal widescreen video (depends on phone) with the shake, rattle and roll taken out!

Now THAT is a great plus!

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What I have mentioned up there is the result of choosing the 1X speed, then saving the video.

The default is 6X speed. As soon as the video capture is finished, a slider appears to let you choose what speed you would like. Choosing 1X speed would output a normal video with steady cam effect.

Once you save it on the chosen speed, you can't go back to the original file.

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Direct link | Posted on Aug 27, 2014 at 11:56 UTC

The finished video resides on the phone as a normal (not hyperlapsed) file BUT with a striking difference: It is as if a "steady cam" was used for the shot! The whole length has been "fixed" by the app!

This can be uploaded on Facebook™ and viewed as a normal widescreen video (depends on phone) with the shake, rattle and roll taken out!

Now THAT is a great plus!

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Direct link | Posted on Aug 27, 2014 at 10:22 UTC as 6th comment | 5 replies
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luben solev: Lars, does the app have to speed up the motion?

You mention speeding it up up to 12 times. But what if you want to keep the motion at 1x speed, but just smooth it out. Could it do that, or is the speeding up essential to the smoothing process?

I'm asking as if the app does not have to speed up the footage, this could end the need for steadycam use. Then one could keep the audio that goes with the video.

I'd check it myself, but I'm an Android man, so no access to the app as yet.

The free app has only one button on the interface to start the video. Nothing else. The app has a mind of it's own.

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Direct link | Posted on Aug 27, 2014 at 10:11 UTC
On Opinion: Do we really need the Fuji X30? article (305 comments in total)
In reply to:

iAPX: Why remove the optical viewfinder?!?

That is for me the most interesting feature of the X20, compared to my Leica C, or a future Sony RX100 III. I would prefer to have an usable optical viewfinder instead a big sensor: I value the ability to frame and see the field (including outside the frame to anticipate action), more than IQ by itself.

Fujifilm still has a lot of Marketing 101 to catch up on the big C and N.

The X10, X20 and X30 should still be made current.

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Direct link | Posted on Aug 27, 2014 at 02:14 UTC
On Opinion: Do we really need the Fuji X30? article (305 comments in total)

The marketing spin doctors at Fuji should follow the Canon style of promo:

Keep all three (X10, X20 and X30) as current!

That way, there are choices of different arrangements.

Canon still keeps the 600D churning, even if the 650D and 700D have been launched.

A lot of people still want the X10 and X20 but can't find them on shelves.

Marketing 101, Mr. Fuji...

Marketing 101.

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Direct link | Posted on Aug 27, 2014 at 02:11 UTC as 58th comment | 3 replies
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