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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Every time small advancing increments like this one come along from all over the manufacturers spectrum except Canon, the more ridiculous and ironic that "See Impossible" campaign replays in our heads.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 25, 2015 at 11:55 UTC as 12th comment
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PhotoKhan: There's no "issue" (...at least that is known at the moment...) with the Canon 750D or 760D Live View.

The way the title is written, though, it might be read as implying there is.
(Search engines, for one, will return hits on " Canon 750D and 760D Live View issue").

One has to read the article to be clear about this being exclusively a Sigma problem, not a Canon one.

Since it is not Canon's responsibility to have their products work with other brand products, I suggest you change the title in order for it to reflect the sole responsible for the problem.

That people, as readers, do not perceive the semantics problem, it's OK but, if "Internet era" news writers had the appropriate background, they would immediately recognize this as wrong.

The correct title format that would convey the spirit and facts of the article without raising any "double-entendre" about the problem being a Canon one would have been:

"Service notice advises of some Sigma lenses issues with Canon 750D and 760D cameras"

Direct link | Posted on Apr 24, 2015 at 12:26 UTC

There's no "issue" (...at least that is known at the moment...) with the Canon 750D or 760D Live View.

The way the title is written, though, it might be read as implying there is.
(Search engines, for one, will return hits on " Canon 750D and 760D Live View issue").

One has to read the article to be clear about this being exclusively a Sigma problem, not a Canon one.

Since it is not Canon's responsibility to have their products work with other brand products, I suggest you change the title in order for it to reflect the sole responsible for the problem.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 23, 2015 at 12:22 UTC as 1st comment | 4 replies
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PhotoKhan: I said this many years ago, I'll repeat it now for the benefit of avoiding any more future hassle.

The sooner any professional or advanced amateur photographer who rely in Raw output starts using LR and exploring it in order to get the amazing potential it entails, the sooner you'll be doing yourself an huge, mind-peace-inducing favor.

Cool.
See you in few years.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 18, 2015 at 12:01 UTC

I said this many years ago, I'll repeat it now for the benefit of avoiding any more future hassle.

The sooner any professional or advanced amateur photographer who rely in Raw output starts using LR and exploring it in order to get the amazing potential it entails, the sooner you'll be doing yourself an huge, mind-peace-inducing favor.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 18, 2015 at 11:31 UTC as 75th comment | 8 replies
On Samsung NX1 Review preview (1117 comments in total)
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PhotoKhan: For systematic strange color hues in each photos, we already had Sigma, thank you very much (Sigma usually dabbles in the Magenta/Yellows here is Green/Cyan).

Also, there's kind of a constant contrast muting veil all over them, which I cant's rely put my finger on (is it what you call "aggressive noise reduction"?).

I understand that players with different approaches (backside illuminated sensor) tend to excite reviewers but it is their job to keep that enthusiasm down as things still are what they are and, in this case, image quality is far, FAR from impressive.

These are photographic cameras you are reviewing and it is a bit odd (to say the least) that what is displayed in the samples gallery comes out from something you end up giving a "golden" anything.

(A photo pulled by 5 stops to demonstrate "real life" dynamic range...!?...You guys really deserve the geeky, non-photography-oriented user base you currently have.)

My first appraisal of a camera is ALWAYS what regular and specialized users can do, in randomized views.

To this extent, DPR sample galleries have always provided good guidance.

Not only that but, since DPR includes those Jpeg galleries in the reviews, there's no way we can approach them without relating to the final overall score and the award given to any given camera.

If a "Golden Award" is given to a camera it is convenient that the appended actual photographic output is impressive.

It is not the case here.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 10, 2015 at 15:18 UTC
On Samsung NX1 Review preview (1117 comments in total)
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PhotoKhan: For systematic strange color hues in each photos, we already had Sigma, thank you very much (Sigma usually dabbles in the Magenta/Yellows here is Green/Cyan).

Also, there's kind of a constant contrast muting veil all over them, which I cant's rely put my finger on (is it what you call "aggressive noise reduction"?).

I understand that players with different approaches (backside illuminated sensor) tend to excite reviewers but it is their job to keep that enthusiasm down as things still are what they are and, in this case, image quality is far, FAR from impressive.

These are photographic cameras you are reviewing and it is a bit odd (to say the least) that what is displayed in the samples gallery comes out from something you end up giving a "golden" anything.

(A photo pulled by 5 stops to demonstrate "real life" dynamic range...!?...You guys really deserve the geeky, non-photography-oriented user base you currently have.)

I am not referring to Raw. I am referring to the samples gallery, as presented.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 10, 2015 at 13:17 UTC
On Samsung NX1 Review preview (1117 comments in total)

For systematic strange color hues in each photos, we already had Sigma, thank you very much (Sigma usually dabbles in the Magenta/Yellows here is Green/Cyan).

Also, there's kind of a constant contrast muting veil all over them, which I cant's rely put my finger on (is it what you call "aggressive noise reduction"?).

I understand that players with different approaches (backside illuminated sensor) tend to excite reviewers but it is their job to keep that enthusiasm down as things still are what they are and, in this case, image quality is far, FAR from impressive.

These are photographic cameras you are reviewing and it is a bit odd (to say the least) that what is displayed in the samples gallery comes out from something you end up giving a "golden" anything.

(A photo pulled by 5 stops to demonstrate "real life" dynamic range...!?...You guys really deserve the geeky, non-photography-oriented user base you currently have.)

Direct link | Posted on Apr 10, 2015 at 10:31 UTC as 149th comment | 5 replies

So, it is true...Bad taste IS contagious.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 9, 2015 at 23:04 UTC as 82nd comment

Excellent step into taking the US away from the police state it has become.

(...but, Brittany, before you classify Texas option as "a Draconian slant" think about what 15ft actually are and how citizens photographing within that range may actually be interfering with the actual police work...farther than 15ft is perfectly suitable to still record inappropriate or illegal action that might be occurring.)

Direct link | Posted on Apr 6, 2015 at 23:43 UTC as 45th comment | 3 replies
On DPReview recommends: Best smartphone cameras post (241 comments in total)
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Mister Roboto: Ok we get it, you like the crappy iPhone when there are tons of better smartphones( hello Nokia, Panasonic, Samsung) with camera or simply a real and dedicated camera. =D

flipmac,

The simple fact that you think that anyone opposing the ongoing Apple's brainwashing by having commentators, analysts and "testers" hypnotized is a "hater" says a lot about the cult-vector for the whole thing.

What are going to call us next?..."Supressives"...?

If you still have a modicum of free thinking please tell me:

Do you feel it is OK to differentiate a less-specified device the way it was on this article, just so it can lead an arbitrary category - "Best for General Shooting" (...they are ALL for general shooting....they're smartphones...!...) - and so it can then be put at the top of the article?

Don't you find it a an extreme coincidence that the proclaimed "no particular order" ends up starting with an Apple product?

Don't you think that it would be logical to start with the best overall product in the category the Lars decided to name "Best for Raw shooting and editing"?

Direct link | Posted on Mar 31, 2015 at 14:44 UTC

I've been using this for quite a long time now.

I like it a lot, although I agree that it is far from the friendlier of softwares.
I love the fact that it is pretty much wholly automated.

I don't like that I have to use a laptop (...at least...) to use the software. It is just not practical having a laptop next to the camera on a tripod.

A long time ago, I suggested the migration to Android and iOs.

The developer informed that it was in his "to do" list but, until now and unfortunately, no joy.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 26, 2015 at 23:17 UTC as 4th comment
On Olympus OM-D E-M5 II Review preview (740 comments in total)
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ozturert: You write 10s of pages of review, you explain excellent functions and ergonomy, you explain how fast AF and operation is, how excellent and compact m4/3 lenses are, how 40MP function can be useful, how IBIS gives you new creativity options (such as going down all the way to 1sec, even less shutter speed) etc...

Then one cowboy comes and says "hey but A7 has full frame sensor"...

Excellence sidetracking.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 23, 2015 at 10:51 UTC
On Olympus OM-D E-M5 II Review preview (740 comments in total)
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ozturert: You write 10s of pages of review, you explain excellent functions and ergonomy, you explain how fast AF and operation is, how excellent and compact m4/3 lenses are, how 40MP function can be useful, how IBIS gives you new creativity options (such as going down all the way to 1sec, even less shutter speed) etc...

Then one cowboy comes and says "hey but A7 has full frame sensor"...

You're locking on "TV", something I mentioned incidentally only.

The thing is, some of us don't like 4:3.

I can tell you why I don't: Except for special purposes (where I even use 1:1) the "narrower" from 16:9 a format is, the more distant it is from human vision.

Although it is true we can have 3:2 or even 16:9 from a 4:3 sensor, it always mean significant native resolution loss.

I like Olympus (my 2 first digital cameras were Olympus) but I dislike 4:3 a lot.

Judging from the entries to something like the World Press Photo competition, it seems I am far from alone on my 3:2 preference.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 20, 2015 at 20:59 UTC
On Olympus OM-D E-M5 II Review preview (740 comments in total)
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ozturert: You write 10s of pages of review, you explain excellent functions and ergonomy, you explain how fast AF and operation is, how excellent and compact m4/3 lenses are, how 40MP function can be useful, how IBIS gives you new creativity options (such as going down all the way to 1sec, even less shutter speed) etc...

Then one cowboy comes and says "hey but A7 has full frame sensor"...

Ask Olympus. They have the mode in their cameras.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 20, 2015 at 18:39 UTC
On Olympus OM-D E-M5 II Review preview (740 comments in total)
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ozturert: You write 10s of pages of review, you explain excellent functions and ergonomy, you explain how fast AF and operation is, how excellent and compact m4/3 lenses are, how 40MP function can be useful, how IBIS gives you new creativity options (such as going down all the way to 1sec, even less shutter speed) etc...

Then one cowboy comes and says "hey but A7 has full frame sensor"...

No, we still do not have 16:9 sensors.

Still, for those of us who often like to shoot in that format, a 3:2 sensor will still use about 84.1% of the whole sensor whereas a 4:3 one will only use about 74.8%

Direct link | Posted on Mar 20, 2015 at 18:22 UTC
On Olympus OM-D E-M5 II Review preview (740 comments in total)
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RichRMA: Back in the days of the compact P&S's, the "bridge" camera and the DSLR, it was simpler for people. I think (witness what happened to the poor Nikon dF when it was released; the camera's not poor, but its reception was!) some people are simply mystified by anything that is not from the old molds. Canon and Nikon's line of all black, lock-step DSLR bodies looks like a picture of the old Soviet Politburo but that is what most people know. This attitude undoubtedly plays on the minds of some of those doing the reviewing. Imagine if you've driven 4-door sedans all your life, and someone stuck you in sports car? Imagine how alien that would feel?

...and, yet, it didn't fare that bad in "Ergonomics" and "Build Quality".

...Did you notice the "Image Quality" and "Performance" ratings?

Do you feel "Form" should over trump "Function" or is it just the case that you think the reviewers ability to evaluate image quality and performance was hindered by his putative failure to become operationally "in-tune" with the design?

Direct link | Posted on Mar 20, 2015 at 11:17 UTC
On Olympus OM-D E-M5 II Review preview (740 comments in total)
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ozturert: You write 10s of pages of review, you explain excellent functions and ergonomy, you explain how fast AF and operation is, how excellent and compact m4/3 lenses are, how 40MP function can be useful, how IBIS gives you new creativity options (such as going down all the way to 1sec, even less shutter speed) etc...

Then one cowboy comes and says "hey but A7 has full frame sensor"...

You seem to have a problem that some people prefer FF sensors over Four Thirds ones.

Why the need to call them "cowboys"? Do you feel reassured in your options with that?

Let me make you even more uncomfortable. Some of us don't like sensors with the same native aspect ratio we used to see TV in, when we were children.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 20, 2015 at 10:45 UTC

Would gladly get one.
Unfortunately, it seems it only works with iPads.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 14, 2015 at 19:25 UTC as 5th comment
On Adorama launches Flashpoint Ring Li-On 400ws ringflash article (56 comments in total)
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Sergio Rojkes: The rig and the lamp looks just like Elinchrom´s.
At 1,4kg, much rather have a Ranger Quadra battery hanging on my shoulder and a very lightweigh ring flash.
The addition of a led light for video its a plus.
Good idea though.

Trust me, Sergio, things hanging from your shoulder and cables connecting it to the camera is something you don't want on location.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 14, 2015 at 10:13 UTC
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