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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On Updated: Creating the Leica T article (197 comments in total)
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Tripeiro: Will this really be assembled in Germany or in Portugal like most non Panasonic Leicas? Isn`t this camera mostly a Panasonic assembled in Europe? Regardless this "made in" snobbery is rather ridiculous, China and other places produce very hight quality products, as good or better than those made in Germany, Switzerland or whatever.

Like many, many other Leica cameras it is probably made in Portugal and then sent to Germany to have the external case and logo applied so it can be branded "Made in Germany".

The way they go about trying to avoid making public the fact that they actually are made in Portugal, while benefiting from the extremely competent and specialized workforce that used to work for the late "Reguladora" for a significant part of their camera's output makes them kind of "douchbaggy".

...but, then again, that's part of the demographics they aim for, so...

Direct link | Posted on Apr 25, 2014 at 08:28 UTC
On Windows XP is dead. Long live Windows XP 'Bliss' article (126 comments in total)
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Chet Meyerson: So what such a big deal with not disclosing the price he received? Did he sign a non-disclosure agreement?

He probably received "peanuts", hence the reservation.

It's just the way this world works: Creators are systematically give the short end of the stick.

In cinema, then. I find it a-m-a-z-i-n-g the way screenplay writers (...the actual story creators, the ones without whom there would have been no film to begin with...) names are buried in the credits and how they are replaced without a second thought, at the producers whims.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 20, 2014 at 10:03 UTC
On Fujifilm X-T1 Review preview (570 comments in total)

My dear, dear Canon colors...

Direct link | Posted on Apr 15, 2014 at 23:59 UTC as 60th comment
On Sony Alpha 7R Review preview (796 comments in total)

Gotta love all the insecure comparisons with other cameras in this "Comments" section.

This a UNIQUE (...and, seemingly, excellent) camera.

If you need it, buy one. If not, enjoy your cameras, give it a rest and celebrate the innovation.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 16, 2014 at 09:57 UTC as 103rd comment | 6 replies
On Tamas Dezso offers glimpse into post-Communist Romania article (238 comments in total)

Coherent, pungent and just plain beautiful.
Well done, Tamas Dezso.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 8, 2014 at 13:06 UTC as 2nd comment

Smörgåsbord - The camera.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 4, 2014 at 23:46 UTC as 60th comment
On Hands-on with the Panono panoramic ball camera post (112 comments in total)
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Mr Seeker: I see some myths here that should be debunked, since the devs have been asked about it over and over again on the indiegogo page:
- It wont upload to a "cloud". You get 32 RAW images that you can send to their cloud service.
- Images are stored on an internal sd card of the panono, and can be retrieved by bluetooth or wifi (and can be read by a computer).
- Your phone is used to control settings and download raw images from the device. It wont send images over your data plan if you dont want to.
- Fishing string does work the same way as the pole. Just need a small screw and a pin.
- There is a picture taken with a mini-chopper, so its possible.

Please, do read their indiegogo page carefully before commenting that it is "useless".

#massimogori,

You can.
It doesn't reflect badly on Panono.
It does not bode well for you, though.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 27, 2013 at 11:03 UTC
On Hands-on with the Panono panoramic ball camera post (112 comments in total)

Now, THIS is brilliant...finally.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 27, 2013 at 01:30 UTC as 27th comment
On Canon announces EOS M2 in Japan article (620 comments in total)
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Roland Karlsson: The camera is probably not going to be sold in Europe or US. So, it is probably not all that relevant to most writing here what specs it have.

Both the M and the M2 seems to be perfectly OK and compact mirror less system cameras.

I do not get it. Go buy another mirror less camera if you do not like it. There are plenty out there.

Same mistake.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 3, 2013 at 22:13 UTC
On Canon announces EOS M2 in Japan article (620 comments in total)
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PhotoKhan: (deleted)

See above.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 3, 2013 at 22:00 UTC
On Canon announces EOS M2 in Japan article (620 comments in total)
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Roland Karlsson: The camera is probably not going to be sold in Europe or US. So, it is probably not all that relevant to most writing here what specs it have.

Both the M and the M2 seems to be perfectly OK and compact mirror less system cameras.

I do not get it. Go buy another mirror less camera if you do not like it. There are plenty out there.

May you point me to one that supports Canon ETTL-II flashes?
...Because I have 5 of those to drive.
(never assume that your problems/solutions have universal application)

Direct link | Posted on Dec 3, 2013 at 21:59 UTC
On Canon announces EOS M2 in Japan article (620 comments in total)

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Direct link | Posted on Dec 3, 2013 at 21:51 UTC as 95th comment | 2 replies

Awww...No lattes with drawn hearts?...Bummer.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 1, 2013 at 20:08 UTC as 6th comment
On Adobe expands Photoshop and Lightroom offer article (628 comments in total)

$9.99 equates, at current exchange rates, to about 7.14 EUR.

VAT in my country (one of the highest rates) is 23%.

12.29 EUR stripped of VAT is about 9.99 EUR

7.14 EUR equivalent in the US against 9.99 EUR in my country. That's about 40% more over here for software with no packaging, transport or physical support what-so-ever, just electronic distribution.

When is the European Commission going to crack hard on Adobe's predatory commercial policies as the Australian Parliament already did?

http://theconversation.com/clash-of-the-titans-apple-adobe-and-microsoft-under-fire-at-it-pricing-inquiry-12878

Direct link | Posted on Nov 21, 2013 at 23:37 UTC as 117th comment
On Adobe expands Photoshop and Lightroom offer article (628 comments in total)
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sandy b: Just signed up. The 9.99 is considered a standard price. Locked for a year. Sales guy said it may go up next year, or may not. I told him about the response here, he laughed and said they have sold 30,000 subscriptions in just the last two days, and that the subscribers he signs up are very happy.

Was it a nervous laugh?

Direct link | Posted on Nov 21, 2013 at 23:16 UTC
On Adobe expands Photoshop and Lightroom offer article (628 comments in total)
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jurgenvogt: I don't understand. It seems that no matter how economically advantageous Adobe makes the Photoshop/Lightroom bundle people are still whining about it.

...on the other, judging by your user name, maybe as a fellow European you're already numbed by the continued Adobe abuse of charging significantly more for their products over here than in the US (before VAT is added, mind you).

Direct link | Posted on Nov 21, 2013 at 23:09 UTC
On Adobe expands Photoshop and Lightroom offer article (628 comments in total)
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jurgenvogt: I don't understand. It seems that no matter how economically advantageous Adobe makes the Photoshop/Lightroom bundle people are still whining about it.

Don't understand it? Let me explain it to you then, with an harsh metaphor:

A rape victim isn't probably going to be won over by red roses sent by the perpetrator.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 21, 2013 at 22:44 UTC
On Adobe expands Photoshop and Lightroom offer article (628 comments in total)
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pumeco: For those that have finally had enough "Adobe", here's the good (and free) news:

http://rawtherapee.com/blog/screenshots

As you can see, the future is bright when you know where to look.

I like the one in German.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 21, 2013 at 22:15 UTC
On Adobe expands Photoshop and Lightroom offer article (628 comments in total)

Wow...Am I reading this wrong or is this behemoth actually trembling?

Direct link | Posted on Nov 21, 2013 at 22:14 UTC as 133rd comment
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PhotoKhan: What...?!...

A "brand-driven/marketing-vector" magazine offered for FREE !?!?!
Wow!...Now I REALLY want a Fuji-X ;)

(I wonder...Do marketeers today actually believe they put us ALL to sleep...?)

No it's not for "free", precisely.

It's to anchor you guys to the brand. Any "In-house pub" is.

There are are 2 "costs" involved:

1. Losing "situational awareness" as a consumer, due to brand "inbreeding".
2. Losing critical eye as a photographer enthusiast, in what relates to the actual photos.

For instance, those Lake District photos in page 5 of this current issue?...Some of the poorest I've seen from such an inspiring location.

(Nothing against you guys enjoying it, though.)

Direct link | Posted on Nov 21, 2013 at 13:03 UTC
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