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 A second glance: two takes on the Leica X article (378 comments in total)

One thing must be handed to Leica.
When they turned digital, they gave an all new meaning to the phrase:
"There's a sucker born every minute".

Direct link | Posted on Nov 8, 2014 at 20:18 UTC as 22nd comment | 4 replies
On Portrait Salon 'rejects' exhibition opens in London article (67 comments in total)

#7, by Marcin T Jocefiak, is so "my kind of thing" I can barely take my eyes out of it.
"Story-telling", creative and emotional...What more can one ask for in a photo?

Direct link | Posted on Nov 6, 2014 at 18:11 UTC as 12th comment
On Richard Franiec offers Canon PowerShot G7 X custom grip article (110 comments in total)

Richard might have found the perfect niche here.

These are, sometimes, quite useful (several users on the EOSM say so) and very well engineered.

They are also "low profile" and specific enough to not run the risk of having a great idea squashed by far east "copycats" hacks.

Good for him, good for us.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 1, 2014 at 11:06 UTC as 26th comment
On Kodak introduces PixPro SP360 action cam article (62 comments in total)
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PhotoKhan: "360 degrees HD videos (30fps) that can be shot and viewed from multiple vantage points including: 360 degrees Panorama"

How can this be with a single lens?

Never mind...Saw the promotional video.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 31, 2014 at 22:05 UTC
On Kodak introduces PixPro SP360 action cam article (62 comments in total)

"360 degrees HD videos (30fps) that can be shot and viewed from multiple vantage points including: 360 degrees Panorama"

How can this be with a single lens?

Direct link | Posted on Oct 31, 2014 at 21:53 UTC as 20th comment | 2 replies
On Sony launches support program for pro photographers article (114 comments in total)
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PhotoKhan: Discriminating between "pros" and amateurs is one big, huge blunder.
Now you'll have high-end enthusiasts mad at you.

If you HAD to start this way on account of limited resources, just let customers know that, something in the lines of "a wider scope of users will reached in the next step of this service...".

All you had to was look at how CPS does. It's all based on equipment owned, not business cards.

True.

...but that is why I wrote:

"If you HAD to start this way on account of limited resources, just let customers know that, something in the lines of "a wider scope of users will be reached in the next step of this service...".

Direct link | Posted on Oct 31, 2014 at 17:40 UTC
On Sony launches support program for pro photographers article (114 comments in total)
In reply to:

PhotoKhan: Discriminating between "pros" and amateurs is one big, huge blunder.
Now you'll have high-end enthusiasts mad at you.

If you HAD to start this way on account of limited resources, just let customers know that, something in the lines of "a wider scope of users will reached in the next step of this service...".

All you had to was look at how CPS does. It's all based on equipment owned, not business cards.

I bet dbo, below, and many others will feel great that, between a brand with the same alienating approach and another with a more logical and inclusive option, Sony decided to emulate the former.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 31, 2014 at 16:20 UTC
On Sony launches support program for pro photographers article (114 comments in total)
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PhotoKhan: Discriminating between "pros" and amateurs is one big, huge blunder.
Now you'll have high-end enthusiasts mad at you.

If you HAD to start this way on account of limited resources, just let customers know that, something in the lines of "a wider scope of users will reached in the next step of this service...".

All you had to was look at how CPS does. It's all based on equipment owned, not business cards.

1. As a Canon shooter, I can't be "insecure". Try it.

2. I know what they meant by "Pro".

3. Just check the comment posted before mine, from a Sony user, to see how "over analyzing" is a moot concept, in this case.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 31, 2014 at 15:50 UTC
On Sony launches support program for pro photographers article (114 comments in total)

Discriminating between "pros" and amateurs is one big, huge blunder.
Now you'll have high-end enthusiasts mad at you.

If you HAD to start this way on account of limited resources, just let customers know that, something in the lines of "a wider scope of users will reached in the next step of this service...".

All you had to was look at how CPS does. It's all based on equipment owned, not business cards.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 31, 2014 at 15:35 UTC as 29th comment | 8 replies
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PhotoKhan: I already have "atmospheric haze correction": USM at 20,60,0
I think I'll call it "Smog Buster" and sell it as a 45$ plug-in.

Nah...!
Why would I try to compete with something that Adobe already does so well?
I would probably have to come up with cheesy gimmicks and call then, say..."Atmospheric haze correction", just to have my product noticed.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 31, 2014 at 13:35 UTC
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PhotoKhan: I already have "atmospheric haze correction": USM at 20,60,0
I think I'll call it "Smog Buster" and sell it as a 45$ plug-in.

Ok...

I'll then hire a couple of 5th-tier software programmers, launch a KickStart campaign and deliver this new version with a 9 month delay.

It will be V3.0 and will cost 110$.

(...we can go like this forever...)

Direct link | Posted on Oct 31, 2014 at 13:02 UTC
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PhotoKhan: I already have "atmospheric haze correction": USM at 20,60,0
I think I'll call it "Smog Buster" and sell it as a 45$ plug-in.

Oh, you mean USM 20,60,0 but with a MASK?

Who would have thought of that...

I now think I'll add that to the instruction manual, change my plug-in version to V2.0 and bump the price to 65$.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 31, 2014 at 12:05 UTC

I already have "atmospheric haze correction": USM at 20,60,0
I think I'll call it "Smog Buster" and sell it as a 45$ plug-in.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 31, 2014 at 00:46 UTC as 34th comment | 6 replies
On Price released for Brikk's 24k gold Nikon Df article (388 comments in total)

It so happens that, in our day and age, if a company claims they "help populations around the world which are suffering" or they pay for the carbon print offsetting schemes, they can pretty much get away with anything, bad taste being the least of the possible offenses.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 30, 2014 at 22:50 UTC as 173rd comment
On Canon EOS 7D Mark II First Impressions Review preview (2599 comments in total)
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PhotoKhan: When we initially access the comparison it is set up to show Jpeg samples of the 7DII on the top left pane, the 7D on the top right, the Nikon 7100 on the lower left and the Sony a6000 on the lower right pane.

When we switch to RAW, no mater in what particular area of the scene you click the sampler over it is extremely clear that the Sony is far superior to the other 3.

...at low iso, that is.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 24, 2014 at 18:18 UTC
On Canon EOS 7D Mark II First Impressions Review preview (2599 comments in total)

When we initially access the comparison it is set up to show Jpeg samples of the 7DII on the top left pane, the 7D on the top right, the Nikon 7100 on the lower left and the Sony a6000 on the lower right pane.

When we switch to RAW, no mater in what particular area of the scene you click the sampler over it is extremely clear that the Sony is far superior to the other 3.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 24, 2014 at 17:56 UTC as 109th comment | 7 replies
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Royalpig180: I always get a laugh at the "exchange rate" camera companies seem to use when determing US/EU pricing...

If you confront them, they'll say it's because of VAT and higher income/corporate taxes.

But, if you start doing the math, you'll soon find that they are using those as smokescreens to actually sell at higher prices in the EC area, even considering the claimed higher taxes burden.

The practice is also common in Australia but the Australians (their government) have taken matters into their hands (...and their courts...).

What is happening is that, for many global-offering products, we, European consumers, are subsidizing the US ones.

I've tried to place a complaint about the subject with the European Commission but am having trouble with the bureaucratic maze.

If I finally get things to the right ears, I'll be posting here on DPR the steps taken so those who wish can do the same.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 23, 2014 at 19:01 UTC
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PhotoKhan: I am amazed on how, amidst all the bubbling-coffee-house-hipster sea of gadgetry that recurrently hits our tech shores, people seem to be failing to see how actually radically-innovative this particular proposal truly is.

Exactly...and all people have to do is install their app and look at the samples. The feeling of immersion, of "being there" is amazing.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 23, 2014 at 14:07 UTC
On Pentax launches K-S1 Sweets Collection article (231 comments in total)

Always sad to see followers instead of innovators, as far as communication is concerned.

The "sweets naming" thing is a (brilliant) Android OS idea.

Don't plagiarize while adding colors. It only shows how devoid of creativity your marketing actually is.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 23, 2014 at 09:27 UTC as 52nd comment

I am amazed on how, amidst all the bubbling-coffee-house-hipster sea of gadgetry that recurrently hits our tech shores, people seem to be failing to see how actually radically-innovative this particular proposal truly is.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 23, 2014 at 09:21 UTC as 26th comment | 5 replies
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