PhotoKhan

PhotoKhan

Lives in Portugal Cascais, Portugal
Works as a Airline pilot
Joined on Mar 22, 2003
About me:

A good photograph shows what you saw.
A superior ones conveys what you felt.

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Ok, first of all, kudos on the flirting banter. :)

Next, this is like seeing Joël Robuchon being given a new brand sunflower seed oil to make a signature dish.

While it may very well be quite tasty, in the end, we all know he will back to virgin olive oil as soon as the cameras are turned off.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 17, 2014 at 21:03 UTC as 85th comment
On Seattle PI.com showcases its 'pictures of the year' article (29 comments in total)
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brn: I don't understand how #6 was even up for consideration.

Then you don't "understand" photography.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 15, 2014 at 09:59 UTC
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b craw: Such as in the case of Gursky's "Rhein II", I am usually one to promote the perception that the art market, in its highest strata, is a fairly opaque landscape of speculation; and it shouldn't be tied too closely to art historical value. Although, in the case of Gursky and Sherman as just two examples, we can clearly trace critical dialogs largely supportive of their respective importance within the art world of the last several decades.

Not so, in the case of Lik. Since the mid 1980's Lik has built a respectable catalog of bucolic images, but this is the extent of his impact. Unlike other such as Robert Misrach, Lik's landscapes are highly predictable, and their conceptual penetration (beyond being pretty pictures) is fairly shallow; there is no evidence of his work resonating, in an academic sense, within the context of contemporary art. Now, before some might unleash their animus for me stating this, please understand that this is by no means requisite for work to be valued or do well in the market. I am only drawing a distinction between Lik, largely a commercial artist, and others who likely stand at more pronounced interstices in term of art history and the history of photography.

One more observation: some have suggested that it is admirable that a "living photographer" achieved this record sale figure. In fact, in the past generation or so, the art market (photography) has had record after record broken by the work of artists, most of whom were/are living.

The rationale is interesting but, still, several thousands of millions paragraphs short of correlating the price with the work.

...and yet, from a different perspective, the transaction could be very well be explained with just a simple world:

Cupidity.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 12, 2014 at 10:49 UTC

WHAT THE...!?!?...oh...wait...it's not my $6.5 million...That's OK.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 11, 2014 at 23:22 UTC as 144th comment
On Lytro software update introduces Focus Spread feature article (91 comments in total)

This is very impressive, especially when we consider that we are still in the early interactions of the technology.
Myself, I WILL stay tuned...

Direct link | Posted on Dec 10, 2014 at 23:37 UTC as 26th comment
On Medium well done: Two takes on the Pentax 645Z article (240 comments in total)
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Roland Karlsson: Hmmmm .... whatever it can do - it sure is ugly.

Well, at least and unlike Foveon cameras, even if not that vibrant the colors make sense for those of us not afflicted by deuteranopia.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 9, 2014 at 23:42 UTC
On Leica M9 users report sensor corrosion issue article (374 comments in total)

Leica is about to find out how one of the types of users they so adamantly and constantly target should actually be avoided.

They might not have a clue what that rangefinder locked in the display serves for but they sure can smell a drop of blood in the sea of litigation from miles away.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 9, 2014 at 23:35 UTC as 99th comment
On Medium well done: Two takes on the Pentax 645Z article (240 comments in total)
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Cooleator: I can see the logical differences compared to lower mp FF, however I'm pretty sure a 30mp+ FF Foveon sensor would trounce this 50mp MF sensor at low ISO...

...sure...as long as you don't mind having whatever colors it decides to reproduce instead of the actual scene ones.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 9, 2014 at 19:11 UTC
On WaterWeight rethinks the sandbag approach to stability article (77 comments in total)

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Direct link | Posted on Dec 9, 2014 at 09:49 UTC as 35th comment
On High-end full frame roundup (2014) article (527 comments in total)

"We recommend: Nikon D750"

I am a Canon user and I endorse this recommendation.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 8, 2014 at 21:19 UTC as 33rd comment | 8 replies
On All-in-one: Ona Capri bag review article (172 comments in total)
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Cane: That's a woman's purse.

Really...!?
Purses must be useless then...

Direct link | Posted on Dec 8, 2014 at 07:25 UTC
On Behind the Shot: Dali's Dream article (101 comments in total)
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Mal69: I miss the days when people just took photographs, now its all about who can do the best job using Photoshop applications, it feels a little like cheating to me as i never know if the photograph is natural or heavily changed using the computer.

I have news for you.

Remember all those gorgeous coffee-table book photos from film days?

They were all manipulated to some extent after been registered.

If you never saw the dodging-spill around the brims of Georgia O'Keeffe's and Orville Cox's hats from pushing the shadows under the hats in that famous photo, you must have been severely distracted.

Every time someone makes the statement you made about the use of Photoshop in the same scope of when previous lab-only techniques were used, I only consider 2 possible explanations:

1. The statement is a snob one.

or,

2. The person making the statement does not know how to aptly use Photoshop and resents it.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 7, 2014 at 19:17 UTC
On Behind the Shot: Dali's Dream article (101 comments in total)
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PhotoKhan: I loved Erez's Kolmanskop series when they were posted and found this explanation extremely useful for the community.

I would just like to point out that, although the A7 (...and specially the A7II, it seems...) are a technology"tour-de-force", the mirrorless "to go to" at the moment, this is an instance where the praise to it's impressive DR capabilities is a displaced one, since the final photo was created through multiple exposures.

Notwithstanding resolution, I could as easily have created this with my EOSM2.

My point, again...

Once you use a shooting solution based on multiple exposures (as was elected here, for a diferent purpose) all considerations about sensor DR become a moot point.

For all practice purposes, at 100ISO (as used in this photo) AND multiple shutter time exposures to cater for highlights and shadows, there would be no discernible difference (except for resolution) between an image made with the A7 and one taken with many other mirrorless cameras, EOSM2 included.

Superior DR helps in a multiple exposure composed photo as much has 12FPS helps in a posed photo.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 7, 2014 at 14:14 UTC
On Behind the Shot: Dali's Dream article (101 comments in total)
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PhotoKhan: I loved Erez's Kolmanskop series when they were posted and found this explanation extremely useful for the community.

I would just like to point out that, although the A7 (...and specially the A7II, it seems...) are a technology"tour-de-force", the mirrorless "to go to" at the moment, this is an instance where the praise to it's impressive DR capabilities is a displaced one, since the final photo was created through multiple exposures.

Notwithstanding resolution, I could as easily have created this with my EOSM2.

Ok.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 7, 2014 at 12:49 UTC
On Behind the Shot: Dali's Dream article (101 comments in total)
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PhotoKhan: I loved Erez's Kolmanskop series when they were posted and found this explanation extremely useful for the community.

I would just like to point out that, although the A7 (...and specially the A7II, it seems...) are a technology"tour-de-force", the mirrorless "to go to" at the moment, this is an instance where the praise to it's impressive DR capabilities is a displaced one, since the final photo was created through multiple exposures.

Notwithstanding resolution, I could as easily have created this with my EOSM2.

Errr...You DO know that, once we lift shadows, as Erez so aptly did ("I boosted the shadows to the limit") we ARE doing a kind of HDR, right?

Direct link | Posted on Dec 7, 2014 at 12:03 UTC
On Behind the Shot: Dali's Dream article (101 comments in total)
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PhotoKhan: I loved Erez's Kolmanskop series when they were posted and found this explanation extremely useful for the community.

I would just like to point out that, although the A7 (...and specially the A7II, it seems...) are a technology"tour-de-force", the mirrorless "to go to" at the moment, this is an instance where the praise to it's impressive DR capabilities is a displaced one, since the final photo was created through multiple exposures.

Notwithstanding resolution, I could as easily have created this with my EOSM2.

Errr...of course.

...but, once you elect to use a multiple exposures technique for a specific shot, as it so aptly was in this case, the DR advantage becomes a moot point, since you might as well change the exposure solution as many times as you want.

That was my point.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 7, 2014 at 11:54 UTC
On Behind the Shot: Dali's Dream article (101 comments in total)

I loved Erez's Kolmanskop series when they were posted and found this explanation extremely useful for the community.

I would just like to point out that, although the A7 (...and specially the A7II, it seems...) are a technology"tour-de-force", the mirrorless "to go to" at the moment, this is an instance where the praise to it's impressive DR capabilities is a displaced one, since the final photo was created through multiple exposures.

Notwithstanding resolution, I could as easily have created this with my EOSM2.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 7, 2014 at 11:06 UTC as 30th comment | 8 replies
On All-in-one: Ona Capri bag review article (172 comments in total)
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Cane: That's a woman's purse.

@Marty4650

And, yet, it is simple to understand...

The reason some women buy "thousands dollars" purses is the very same reason why many of us buy "thousand dollars" lenses.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 6, 2014 at 22:37 UTC
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Edgar_in_Indy: Kinda sounds like a gimmick at first blush, but some home theater projectors have been using a similar method with their LCD panels in recent years to simulate 4K resolution, and apparently it actually works to some degree in producing a sharper projected image that approaches 4K. It'll be interesting to see how it works in a camera.

This technology may also be another nail in the coffin of the Canon/Nikon IBIS embargo.

IBIS has allowed such features as sensor cleaning, horizon correction, composition adjustment (in Pentax DSLR's), star/celestial tracking (again, Pentax), and now dual mode IBIS/optical stabilization in Sony A7 II. And Sony has shown that it can even be implemented in a FF sensor in a small body.

Now we just need Canon and Nikon customers to stop telling themselves that they don't need sensor stabilization.

Again, don't try to pick up a fight that is not there.
Just read and understand.
Happy Xmas!

Direct link | Posted on Dec 6, 2014 at 22:27 UTC
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Edgar_in_Indy: Kinda sounds like a gimmick at first blush, but some home theater projectors have been using a similar method with their LCD panels in recent years to simulate 4K resolution, and apparently it actually works to some degree in producing a sharper projected image that approaches 4K. It'll be interesting to see how it works in a camera.

This technology may also be another nail in the coffin of the Canon/Nikon IBIS embargo.

IBIS has allowed such features as sensor cleaning, horizon correction, composition adjustment (in Pentax DSLR's), star/celestial tracking (again, Pentax), and now dual mode IBIS/optical stabilization in Sony A7 II. And Sony has shown that it can even be implemented in a FF sensor in a small body.

Now we just need Canon and Nikon customers to stop telling themselves that they don't need sensor stabilization.

You REALLY should ready what I actually wrote...You're trying to pick up a fight that is simply not there.

If IBIS closes the mind to such an extent, it might not be as beneficial as I thought it was.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 6, 2014 at 22:03 UTC
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