General Photography banter thread

Discussion in 'Photography & Video' started by csimpson, Dec 16, 2009.

  1. lonewolf1983

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    I'll probably give it a shot on some examples on the weekend
    I was pretty skeptical about software being able to make a noticable difference, but Topaz AI Clear has given me some decent detail back in my initial testing
     
  2. SyN

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    So far they mostly just optimise the pixel data without creation of any information
    The next step is using machine learning / AI to interpret the image detail and create pixel detail by extrapolation
     
  3. Athiril

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    Kinda feel keen on the Xiaomi Fimi X8 SE, but also like the Anafi for the vertical gimbal
     
  4. mrbean_phillip

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    I am in Seoul this week, last afternoon before returning back home tomorrow.

    Let's see if I finish wok earlier, if there is time to visit Namdaemun Camera Market then, it should be approximately 50min bus-ride from Bundang where I am at. Would be nice to get a few smaller items for my d850 setup, depending the price. If I go, I will take a few snaps and post back later.

    Cheers,
    Beano
     
  5. Athiril

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    eglobalcentralau have the Godox V860II for Canon for $177.. Ive already got one in Sony mount and the Xpro trigger, seeing as it would be off camera only, and the existing one on camera if I ever need it, is there any reason to not get this instead of another Sony version?
     
  6. RnR

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    You mean like their AI Gigaipixel product? - https://topazlabs.com/ai-gigapixel/
     
  7. millsy_c

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    Seems my access to cheap lightroom is gone so I guess it's time for my overdue review of options!
     
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    I use three V860II's (Nikon mount) exclusively off-camera with my Sony, they work perfectly. I use manual instead of TTL but should be fine regardless.
     
  9. Michael H

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    There will be no shortage of people silly enough to pay more for less and buy Canon. Canon counts on it.
     
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  10. Michael H

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    Indeed.
     
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    In my early days of "photography" I used to be a fan of topaz but since then I've learned a lot and now they all appear to just be various forms of magic bullets.

    This however I interesting (gig ai) especially after learning more traditional forms of enlargement. History is always interested though. I will actually try this and I am a huge skeptic so that is saying something I guess.

    Posting from another sleepless night in the hospital bed.

    Caleb
     
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    Everything everyone has said so far I I I 2 pages atleast regarding camera sales and industry (JPN) is more or less correct.

    That is coming from ex Camera House employee.......that has credibility and merit right?...........right? :lol:
     
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  15. Athiril

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    The V850II is also on special for $137, I cant decide if I want ttl in all flashes or not (same as V860II but not TTL)
     
  16. lonewolf1983

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    I'm usually pretty skeptical but paid for AI-Clear, the apparent noise reduction and sharpness increases are well worth the money.
    I tend to do a batch of all photos and then do a visual check after for any artifacts, I did a 350 image batch of motorsport photos and only had 2 that needed tweaking manually
     
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  17. HorrorLand

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    But realistically, does it make any difference or do you find it necessary or required outside of making huge enlargements? I mean, all I see myself practically doing now and in future (personal work) is max 24" on the short side. I don't see the point of going any larger unless for the sake of it at least regarding personal work. Fair enough If a client or work requires billboards or something but that is just not what i do for the time being. TLDR; still worth considering?
     
  18. Deftone2k

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    Just decide when the time comes. Especially in sports where a heavy crop is involved then definitely having some tools to assist in enlargements can only be a good thing.
     
  19. HorrorLand

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    Yeh totally valid esp re cropping didn't think of that! Only way is to test it and see for myself I suppose, although I'm no shooting pro its all interesting for sure.

    Another tool in the toolbox, curious if ai was initially purchased by topaz or they did r&d themselves...
     
  20. Athiril

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    My pair of V850IIs arrived safely, all charged up now.
     

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