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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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 (242 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 (767 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 (767 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 (767 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 (767 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 (767 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 (767 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
On Adorama launches Flashpoint Ring Li-On 400ws ringflash article (56 comments in total)

Finally someone thought of the obvious:

Something not as expensive, cumbersome and heavy as a tethered corded-to-a-battery-pack solution like the Elinchrom units nor as sub-performing like Speedlite-based solutions, i.e. the RoundFlash Ring Flash Adapter.

Will look forward for reports on how this performs. Even if it is not perfect yet, it will surely trigger other product offers.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 14, 2015 at 00:13 UTC as 19th comment

What Mr. Kamps is failing to see is that it is not up to him to decide if his business is to be isolated from this fiasco.

It is up to those who over-funded his ill-planned, badly-executed campaign.

All this care about "obligation the company has to its existing customers", option for the 20% of the refund to be sent to charity and understanding about people's anger and frustration can't hide the fact that, in what pertains to Kickstarter Terms of Service, he is trying to be clever with the unequivocal term "Refund".

It is very hard for me to believe that a project that was funded 5.8-fold from its original target has failed so clamorously.

It is even more hard to believe that Mr. Kamps has the lack of good and common sense as to realize how insulting and aggressive his optional proposal of "50% of the investment in store credit" pseudo-refund is.

If the cleverness and insulting are not deliberate, they surely seem so.

PK

Direct link | Posted on Mar 5, 2015 at 02:42 UTC as 10th comment
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Majauskasson: The Kickstarter folks tried and failed but have been completely up front and deserve commendation for their honesty and forthrightness. They produced solid evidence of a product so close to production it hurts to see it stop.
This is pure capitalism and entrepreneurship at its best. Investors know they are buying a risk and should accept that. Stocks are no different. You win. You lose. Companies like Sony soak up millions in research without blinking. This was a solid product not some penny stock scam.
It was a brave and honest venture and maybe a larger mouthful to swallow than first anticipated but so close it could have succeeded. I applaud the hard work of the folks who tried and failed and hope the spirit of innovation is still alive and well.

This nothing of the kind.

It would be true if this was a "stand alone project".

What happened here is that a COMPANY decided to spun off their R&D investment risk into a Kickstarter campaign that attracted the huge backing it did PRECISELY because it was being proposed by an established company.

Having failed with the project they are now trying to not comply with KS Terms of Service that only has 2 kind of provisions applicable to campaign promoters:

1. Deliver the product.

or,

2. Refund the money to backers.

They are trying to get away with the byzantine interpretation that "refund" can be construed as "partial refund".

Meanwhile, they are also under the naive (?) assumption that they can have such an ill-planned, badly-implemented fiasco, and get away with telling backers they will get a 20% refund while keep going with "business as usual", with their other current and future assets isolated from this particular project.

No, I don't think so...

Direct link | Posted on Mar 5, 2015 at 02:20 UTC
On CP+ 2015 Sigma Interview article (197 comments in total)
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PhotoKhan: "Mr Yamaki tells us that even though his company loses money on cameras /.../"

They shouldn't have gone after such a small niche market.

After all, color deficiency only affects about 8% of men and 0,5% of women.

Tongue-in-cheek, Mr. Fmian, Tongue-in-cheek...

Direct link | Posted on Mar 5, 2015 at 01:16 UTC
On CP+ 2015 Sigma Interview article (197 comments in total)

"Mr Yamaki tells us that even though his company loses money on cameras /.../"

They shouldn't have gone after such a small niche market.

After all, color deficiency only affects about 8% of men and 0,5% of women.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 4, 2015 at 23:14 UTC as 73rd comment | 6 replies
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J A C S: " We think that our 16MP X-Trans sensor delivers a higher effective resolution than conventional Bayer 16MP sensors ..."

LOL! This guy would make a very successful used car salesman!

KR LOL...?...

Shouldn't it be "Samples LOL"...?...or is evidence a problem?

Direct link | Posted on Feb 28, 2015 at 16:13 UTC
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J A C S: " We think that our 16MP X-Trans sensor delivers a higher effective resolution than conventional Bayer 16MP sensors ..."

LOL! This guy would make a very successful used car salesman!

Don't know what the amusing/car salesman bit might be...

Their 16MP X-Trans APS-C sensor certainly measures up to a FF 22MP one, so...

http://www.kenrockwell.com/tech/comparisons/2014-01-08-5d3-vs-x100s/5D3_4749.jpg

http://www.kenrockwell.com/tech/comparisons/2014-01-08-5d3-vs-x100s/DSCF3889.JPG

Direct link | Posted on Feb 28, 2015 at 12:15 UTC

What a frank, information-filled, free flowing interview.

I don't know why others, in other companies, behave otherwise.

As far as I am concerned, with this interview, Toshihisa Iida-san has elevated Fuji's image to a level no 100 media publicity campaigns could.

Well done.

(...and to DPR too, since there are no good interviews without great questions...)

Direct link | Posted on Feb 28, 2015 at 11:20 UTC as 89th comment | 5 replies
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