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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On article Hands-on with Hasselblad X1D (705 comments in total)

This is SO right, it almost hurts...If only I could get my hands on some quick 13000 EUR, I would even adapt to the 1960's 4:3 format :)

(...pending actual reviews and a lead-in, trouble-free period, of course...)

Link | Posted on Jun 23, 2016 at 14:58 UTC as 65th comment
On article Hands-on with Hasselblad X1D (705 comments in total)
In reply to:

UnOfficiallyDNG: Sorry, that camera is as ugly as sin, can't believe that it's the same company that brought us the 503CW

You mean YOU find the camera as ugly as sin. You do understand it is a matter of opinion, right?

For instance, myself I find it beautiful. Now if it is actually beautiful or ugly, that is something that is impossible to say.

Link | Posted on Jun 23, 2016 at 14:55 UTC
In reply to:

PhotoKhan: What an useful tool this Content-aware Crop one is for panos.

I can't thank myself enough for the day I decided to subscribe the CC suite.

Notwithstanding the occasional (...even if significant...) bug, for about half of a daily-"espresso" monthly cost in my country I get to use some quite potent software that ever-increasingly allows me to enjoy this wonderful hobby.

Together with today's super-cameras, LR+PS make it very clear to me that I am currently the only obstacle between my images and better Photography.

You really have to talk to Illustrator users about that.

Maybe they'll be able to give you the mentioned Limburguer stench you seem to so desperately need.

You do know one can have a commercial relation and STILL be thankful for what one gets, right...?...That they are not mutually exclusive...?

...but, don't tell me, if you're ridding plane you rather be this guy:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZFsOUbZ0Lr0

(...and I will stop now, yes. Not for the subjectively-inaccurate reason you evoked but, simply, because the combination of your repeated attitude with the absolute absence of any viewable photographic output from an user of a photography site is a clear way of Nature spelling "Don't touch".)

Link | Posted on Jun 23, 2016 at 10:55 UTC
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PhotoKhan: What an useful tool this Content-aware Crop one is for panos.

I can't thank myself enough for the day I decided to subscribe the CC suite.

Notwithstanding the occasional (...even if significant...) bug, for about half of a daily-"espresso" monthly cost in my country I get to use some quite potent software that ever-increasingly allows me to enjoy this wonderful hobby.

Together with today's super-cameras, LR+PS make it very clear to me that I am currently the only obstacle between my images and better Photography.

Wow...!

If there was a prize for "farthest from reality" comment, you would be a serious, serious contender, Mr. Sawyer...

As for cheeses, maybe you're so used to the Limburger-scented web-negativity and current social inability to be even if only slightly thankful for what is commercially-offered to us that you've become unable to appreciate less foul-scented milk curd products?

Link | Posted on Jun 23, 2016 at 10:23 UTC
On article Medium-format mirrorless: Hasselblad unveils X1D (1161 comments in total)
In reply to:

Frank_BR: Great move, Hasselblad!
From now on, Canikon Jurassic Park is an island surrounded by mirrorless cameras on all sides, from smartphones to medium format.

My point, exactly. Different tools for different jobs, colourful combinations very far from calling any of them "Jurassic", the B&W bit in Frank's comment.
I do not shoot a lot of sports. I do love both of my cameras, one of which is a mirrorless that, everyone insists, is useless and yet, keeps getting me great photos. Tools...

Link | Posted on Jun 22, 2016 at 15:15 UTC
On article Medium-format mirrorless: Hasselblad unveils X1D (1161 comments in total)
In reply to:

Frank_BR: Great move, Hasselblad!
From now on, Canikon Jurassic Park is an island surrounded by mirrorless cameras on all sides, from smartphones to medium format.

Yes, we'll be seeing a lot of these at the very next global sports events...
Is it THAT self-reassuring, seing the world in B&W...?

Link | Posted on Jun 22, 2016 at 13:18 UTC

What an useful tool this Content-aware Crop one is for panos.

I can't thank myself enough for the day I decided to subscribe the CC suite.

Notwithstanding the occasional (...even if significant...) bug, for about half of a daily-"espresso" monthly cost in my country I get to use some quite potent software that ever-increasingly allows me to enjoy this wonderful hobby.

Together with today's super-cameras, LR+PS make it very clear to me that I am currently the only obstacle between my images and better Photography.

Link | Posted on Jun 22, 2016 at 11:38 UTC as 9th comment | 5 replies
On article D500 owner formally accuses Nikon of false advertising (470 comments in total)
In reply to:

PhotoKhan: So, basically, what this German consumer should really be complaining is that Apple does not comply with Bluetooth open standards, making pretty much life difficult for their users and brand's software developers.

By slowing turning this logic on things - it is now the "outside world" that has to comply with "walled-garden" approaches such has crippled Bluetooth - Apple users are slowly starting to crystallize their spoiled-brat-everyone-must-do-what-I-want attitudes, I see.

I meant target portable devices, the ones the transfers are targeted at, obviously.
Laptops without BT are not the norm.

Link | Posted on Jun 20, 2016 at 16:38 UTC
On article D500 owner formally accuses Nikon of false advertising (470 comments in total)
In reply to:

PhotoKhan: So, basically, what this German consumer should really be complaining is that Apple does not comply with Bluetooth open standards, making pretty much life difficult for their users and brand's software developers.

By slowing turning this logic on things - it is now the "outside world" that has to comply with "walled-garden" approaches such has crippled Bluetooth - Apple users are slowly starting to crystallize their spoiled-brat-everyone-must-do-what-I-want attitudes, I see.

(cont.)

All he has to do is to go to the shop where he bought the camera and return it on these very clear, concise grounds: The box and manual says the camera does something - Wi-fi over iOS - that is currently not possible.

What remains than?

The simple fact - the one that is actually pi**ing him off as a iOS 'gimmy-brat-user - that the iOS app is taking longer to be developed.

...and why is that?

Simply, because the solution relies on Bluetooth and Nikon's software developers are probably having a hard time circumventing the "we-do-what-we-please-with-standards" Apple's approach.

All clear, Teila?

(...I hope the hand doesn't hurt from being led along all this way...)

Link | Posted on Jun 20, 2016 at 09:52 UTC
On article D500 owner formally accuses Nikon of false advertising (470 comments in total)
In reply to:

PhotoKhan: So, basically, what this German consumer should really be complaining is that Apple does not comply with Bluetooth open standards, making pretty much life difficult for their users and brand's software developers.

By slowing turning this logic on things - it is now the "outside world" that has to comply with "walled-garden" approaches such has crippled Bluetooth - Apple users are slowly starting to crystallize their spoiled-brat-everyone-must-do-what-I-want attitudes, I see.

(cont.)

That it works badly is a case for tech support. That it recurrently works badly up to the point if being unusable, that's grounds for ANOTHER judicial claim, one clearly contemplated in European Consumer Law: Through recurrent inoperability, the device is not fit for the particular function (full file transfer) it was sold for.

The second complaint (...and the one I feel is the real issue)?

That "the labels on the box indicating compatibility with Apple devices implied the function was already available to users of such devices", as CLEARLY written on the piece.

This has a legal leg to stand on, because Nikon has formally advertised a functionality that isn't already implemented.

Still, it is so easily demonstrable that it doesn't need to track a judicial course of action.

(cont.)

Link | Posted on Jun 20, 2016 at 09:51 UTC
On article D500 owner formally accuses Nikon of false advertising (470 comments in total)
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PhotoKhan: So, basically, what this German consumer should really be complaining is that Apple does not comply with Bluetooth open standards, making pretty much life difficult for their users and brand's software developers.

By slowing turning this logic on things - it is now the "outside world" that has to comply with "walled-garden" approaches such has crippled Bluetooth - Apple users are slowly starting to crystallize their spoiled-brat-everyone-must-do-what-I-want attitudes, I see.

(cont.)

So, conceptually, SnapBridge is a solution designed to:

1. Allow "always-on" file transfer via a low power consumption channel.

2. Allow for Wi-Fi transfers by positive action of the user, as with any other Wi-Fi file transfer solution.

3. "Force-invite" the use of Nikon's hosting platform.

Currently, it seems that this tech option is being badly implemented and is having some operational problems but this has nothing to with the concept.

This German consumer will be hard-pressed making any European judicial system act on his behalf because one of the things he his claiming - that the he expects Wi-Fi to be used has it was with his D7200 - is, in fact, specified in the implemented solution.

(cont.)

Link | Posted on Jun 20, 2016 at 09:50 UTC
On article D500 owner formally accuses Nikon of false advertising (470 comments in total)
In reply to:

PhotoKhan: So, basically, what this German consumer should really be complaining is that Apple does not comply with Bluetooth open standards, making pretty much life difficult for their users and brand's software developers.

By slowing turning this logic on things - it is now the "outside world" that has to comply with "walled-garden" approaches such has crippled Bluetooth - Apple users are slowly starting to crystallize their spoiled-brat-everyone-must-do-what-I-want attitudes, I see.

Bluetooth LE was merged with core Bluetooth in 2010. It is now a part of Bluetooth Core Specification since Version 4.0, in 2010.

There's no resident Wi-Fi implementation in cameras that I know of that don't need an application in the destination device. My Canons have one and the Nikons also surely do.

What Nikon has done is use a Bluetooth "helping hand" of any device (...and I don't know a single device that has Wi-Fi that does not also feature Bluetooth...) for the whole connection to happen and to allow for an "always-on-low-consumption" solution for streaming low-res images.

The Wi-Fi transfer functionality is still available (although it must be enabled through SnapBridge, the mentioned always required app, for this particular case).

(cont.)

Link | Posted on Jun 20, 2016 at 09:50 UTC
On article D500 owner formally accuses Nikon of false advertising (470 comments in total)
In reply to:

PhotoKhan: So, basically, what this German consumer should really be complaining is that Apple does not comply with Bluetooth open standards, making pretty much life difficult for their users and brand's software developers.

By slowing turning this logic on things - it is now the "outside world" that has to comply with "walled-garden" approaches such has crippled Bluetooth - Apple users are slowly starting to crystallize their spoiled-brat-everyone-must-do-what-I-want attitudes, I see.

You really need to read the piece again...

Link | Posted on Jun 19, 2016 at 22:22 UTC
On article D500 owner formally accuses Nikon of false advertising (470 comments in total)

So, basically, what this German consumer should really be complaining is that Apple does not comply with Bluetooth open standards, making pretty much life difficult for their users and brand's software developers.

By slowing turning this logic on things - it is now the "outside world" that has to comply with "walled-garden" approaches such has crippled Bluetooth - Apple users are slowly starting to crystallize their spoiled-brat-everyone-must-do-what-I-want attitudes, I see.

Link | Posted on Jun 19, 2016 at 12:57 UTC as 18th comment | 15 replies
On article Hasselblad to announce 'game changer' next week (454 comments in total)
In reply to:

Marty4650: I just hope this won't be another Sony NEX-7, rebadged as a Hassleblad.

And selling for $7,500....

The article says they abandoned that marketing plan, but you never know. They might do something similar with a twist.

Wait.... maybe this time it will be a rebadged Sony A7R II, selling for $12,000?

No. They backtracked in full.
It's a rebadged Leica SL for $1000.

Link | Posted on Jun 17, 2016 at 21:49 UTC

...Yes, but does it do Macro?

Link | Posted on Jun 16, 2016 at 18:14 UTC as 80th comment | 2 replies

Being as equivocated (...to put it gently...) as a large part of their user base might be, one thing is for sure: Leica, themselves, DO know Photography.

There is not one single uninteresting, redundant portfolio in this shortlist.

Picking the winner will not be an easy task.

Link | Posted on Jun 16, 2016 at 05:53 UTC as 26th comment
On article Apple Photos gets smarter in iOS 10, macOS 'Sierra' (61 comments in total)
In reply to:

Clint Dunn: I've been using Mac for 7 years now and to this day never use iPhoto. I tried it for 10 mins years ago and was turned off by the fact it doesn't allow you to determine your own folder structure. No, Apple...you do not know better than me how to organize my own workflow.

Having an Apple user baffled over how Apple forces him to do or not do something is like having an gazelle baffled that a lion just bit his hindquarter after what he thought was a in-tandem reinvigorating morning run across the savanna.

Link | Posted on Jun 14, 2016 at 09:42 UTC
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PhotoKhan: I can see what the concerns might be, yes...

It is a pity though because this must be one of the most important tools ever developed for traveling.

I can't express enough how this Google tool helped us on the other side of the globe, in Japan, a country where English is not very common and the cultural idiosyncrasies take a bit to get used to (...things like the door numbering in a block, for instance...).

I will be forever in awe over how we went to a Okonomiyaki place in Tokyo with very good reviews, buried deep in the streets mesh of Harajuku area and were able to do so directly, as if we had lived there forever, courtesy of just a previous "sortie" made with Street View.

If these security concerns spread we will be loosing a great tool and the fanatics, once more, step up another notch curtailing our freedom.

Yes, because in India no one, including both foreigners and locals, use smartphones... ;)

This has a leg to stand on because Street View allows for REMOTE intelligence gathering (...at the expense of currentness...) and, as such, blocking it actually achieves something.

The more general, in-loco image gathering denial is a farce that only accomplishes being a nuisance for photographers and a good political crutch for those in power when something happens (..."we didn't even allowed cameras there"...).

The reply from Bilbao's Guggenheim Museum management when I pointed out to them, in writing, that an horde of people using smartphones were not complying with their "no cameras" policy, supposedly aimed at security and intellectual property protection, would have been hilarious was it not for the fact that it was so impotently and illogically sad.

Link | Posted on Jun 13, 2016 at 15:36 UTC

I can see what the concerns might be, yes...

It is a pity though because this must be one of the most important tools ever developed for traveling.

I can't express enough how this Google tool helped us on the other side of the globe, in Japan, a country where English is not very common and the cultural idiosyncrasies take a bit to get used to (...things like the door numbering in a block, for instance...).

I will be forever in awe over how we went to a Okonomiyaki place in Tokyo with very good reviews, buried deep in the streets mesh of Harajuku area and were able to do so directly, as if we had lived there forever, courtesy of just a previous "sortie" made with Street View.

If these security concerns spread we will be loosing a great tool and the fanatics, once more, step up another notch curtailing our freedom.

Link | Posted on Jun 13, 2016 at 12:14 UTC as 30th comment | 3 replies
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