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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maljo@inreach.com: Certainly disappointing, no matter that it's a sports camera.
Image quality is ultimately the thing.

No, the quality is not "so bad", nor are the images unusable or disappointing, obviously.

...but, as far as I am concerned, discounting the 102400 ISO images which are inherently impressive, there's a noticeable lack of "Oomph!" in those.

Link | Posted on Mar 29, 2016 at 14:49 UTC

A bunch of either (A) things we know or can deduce (B) vague, non-committing innuendo.

Seriously, why do you even bother interviewing these drones?

Stick with the only forthcoming, casual-normal extremely interesting photography industry executive you've interviewed in the last 5 years or so: Fujifilm's Toshihisa Iida.

Link | Posted on Mar 28, 2016 at 12:12 UTC as 71st comment
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russimages: I had three reactions to these photos: nice; nothing I couldn't have shot myself if I had been there; and too cold for me to want to have been there. I could be wrong about the first two.

Why did I know I wouldn't find any even before I pressed your handle link to search for some photos?

Link | Posted on Mar 27, 2016 at 18:08 UTC
On article DPReview is hiring! Software development manager (109 comments in total)
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SDPharm: Number 1 task: make the site retina display compatible. A photography gear site not able to take advantage of modern high resolution display is shameful.

Menneisyys,
This is just out. I wholeheartedly recommend you check it out:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JsUEk6CPAGg

Link | Posted on Mar 24, 2016 at 10:40 UTC
On article DPReview is hiring! Software development manager (109 comments in total)
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SDPharm: Number 1 task: make the site retina display compatible. A photography gear site not able to take advantage of modern high resolution display is shameful.

Ok.
I feel I made my point and it was interesting reading yours.
Thank you for the non-partisan intelligent exchange.

Link | Posted on Mar 24, 2016 at 10:32 UTC
On article DPReview is hiring! Software development manager (109 comments in total)
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SDPharm: Number 1 task: make the site retina display compatible. A photography gear site not able to take advantage of modern high resolution display is shameful.

Well, if it is determined that a specific user benefits from iOS, by all means, give him/her that.

...but, if you're in a Photography site it is logic to assume YOU like photography.

Photography (...and cinema...) is about resolution, color fidelity and, most especially, contrast.

If you're a photographer and are not using a SuperAmoled or SuperAmoled+ display you're making yourself an huge disfavor.

Now, you can still say "oh, yes but all things pondered Apple/iOS/Retina works best for me".

Again, that is perfectly OK but then it has to be an assumed option and it is not OK coming here to complain about the site's programmers prowess or lack of it, which was the crux to my original reply to SDPharm's comment.

Link | Posted on Mar 24, 2016 at 10:21 UTC
On article DPReview is hiring! Software development manager (109 comments in total)
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SDPharm: Number 1 task: make the site retina display compatible. A photography gear site not able to take advantage of modern high resolution display is shameful.

I was not pretending to be offensive but rather reversing the logic into what "the problem" truly is.

People like to buy Apple products to be "trendy" in spite of their consumer-abusing "walled garden" approach and their continued failure to deliver top-tech products.

In the specific case of the much-touted "Retina" this happens to a point I am starting to believe the marketing name has actually been created to preclude prospective buyers to understand what they're getting into (...and their continuous use of the designation into successive, differently speced but always short-performing versions of the display only reinforces that perception...)

It is OK for people to do whatever they want with their money.

It is not OK to then come to online forums to complain that their "dbluetooth" can't connect with other devices or that the photography they're viewing in a photography site looks like cr@p or that the galleries don't work.

Link | Posted on Mar 24, 2016 at 10:04 UTC
On article DPReview is hiring! Software development manager (109 comments in total)
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SDPharm: Number 1 task: make the site retina display compatible. A photography gear site not able to take advantage of modern high resolution display is shameful.

Retina is far from "modern high resolution". It is probable that you are having problems precisely because it is not, far from it.

The problem would then be a (non)clear one, yes, but on your end: Liking to be duped by Apple marketing.

Link | Posted on Mar 24, 2016 at 09:44 UTC
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fmian: I guess this puts to rest concerns from the minority of Canon users who plan to shoot and process with a +5EV exposure push in mind.

For everyone else, if you often find yourself making a -5EV metering error, keep in mind that the Auto mode should prevent it from happening again.

This comment only highlights photographic ignorance, nothing more.

Link | Posted on Mar 23, 2016 at 08:36 UTC
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KrisAK: Huge privacy issues in play here: this doesn't just sync your keywords, it uses "newly developed image analysis technology" to identify the objects and places in your photos.

What's worse, privacy is only briefly alluded to in their blog:

"at no time will anyone else be able to search through or find your photos."

Great. But what about the METADATA your NSA plugin just scraped from my photos? What happens to that?

The idea that the same US agencies that monitor traffic and stored data in the US using US cloud based storage wouldn't do the very same by changing services to EU based providers of the same services is an amusingly naive one.

Link | Posted on Mar 20, 2016 at 20:49 UTC
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PhotoKhan: Now that they are dwelling into zoom territory, let's see how that famous optical quality holds its stand, how people are willing to fork out 6300EUR for a FF zoom typical proposal that other brands make brilliantly for 2000EUR.

If the APS-C dedicated Leica APO-Vario-Elmar-T 55-135mm F3.5-4.5 is anything to go by, Leica users are finally wising up. There's not a single "review" down at B&H by anyone who might have bought that 1500EUR "pearl".

Waiting for reviews with my popcorn already on the microwave...

NAwlins Contrarian, thank you for being the ever-so-needed patronizing pointer of the obvious.

Unfortunately, it is not 2000-2005 anymore and these new offers will have to stack against the current outstanding offers from other manufacturers.

"Whether those zoom lenses are appreciably better than the top zoom lenses from other manufacturers, and/or are worth the money" now, in 2016, is NOT a separate question. It IS my question.

It's easy to make an apt 50mm f/2 prime and fool everyone into thinking it is worth north of 7000EUR but let's see how that "absurd money for competent optics" works with zooms...

Link | Posted on Mar 19, 2016 at 09:48 UTC

Now that they are dwelling into zoom territory, let's see how that famous optical quality holds its stand, how people are willing to fork out 6300EUR for a FF zoom typical proposal that other brands make brilliantly for 2000EUR.

If the APS-C dedicated Leica APO-Vario-Elmar-T 55-135mm F3.5-4.5 is anything to go by, Leica users are finally wising up. There's not a single "review" down at B&H by anyone who might have bought that 1500EUR "pearl".

Waiting for reviews with my popcorn already on the microwave...

Link | Posted on Mar 17, 2016 at 10:10 UTC as 42nd comment | 5 replies

Great interview. Kudos DPR.
What I wouldn't give to just bring this guy coffee on location and see him work.
One hour with him would be equivalent to years and years of browsing/interacting through DPReview posts, trying to assess which came from people that actually know what they are talking about and, still, coming up with such a low percentage of those.

Link | Posted on Mar 16, 2016 at 13:03 UTC as 64th comment
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spunksters: I'm not confused. Why is the writer of this article acting so negative? Sun not come out much in your parts?

Because, contrary to what your belly might think, things are not confusing because YOU are confused or not.

They are confusing because they intrinsically are, because they have been laid out so.

(This is assuming you are actually not confused instead of just not seeing where what has been explained can bite you.)

Link | Posted on Mar 3, 2016 at 09:33 UTC

I can't start to describe how this approach solidifies customer loyalty.

Everything that is mass produced can have design or production systemic defects.

Assuming they are sparse, it is the way a brand takes care of those defects when they become known that ranks a brand in "Quality", not the defects themselves.

Kudos Nikon (...from a Canon user).

Link | Posted on Mar 2, 2016 at 10:04 UTC as 44th comment | 1 reply

Spinal Tap meets optics, definitely. :)

Link | Posted on Feb 23, 2016 at 00:00 UTC as 10th comment
On article Quick review: Nextbit Robin camera (44 comments in total)
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PeaceKeeper: I have yet to figure out why the public is more comfortable with the horribly ambiguous sounding "cloud" as opposed to, say, "distributed file service", or "integrated file server".

Clouds are fluffy and I can see them! Sounds like a good place to store my data!

The horrible ambiguous fluffy name was created on purpose, in order for the public to not understand the non-ambiguous horrible things it brings along.

Link | Posted on Feb 21, 2016 at 01:19 UTC
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M1963: It's appalling to think of everything these refugees went through, from fleeing their countries on account of the war to falling prey of greedy smugglers - only to arrive in Europe and be treated as they if they were terrorists and criminals.
Hungary, a member state of the EU, is actually under a fascist rule; all member states seem to regard refugees as an embarrassment at best; Denmark passed laws to confiscate the refugees possessions; and they're the subject of prejudice and racism all over Europe.
Yet when I watch the news, all the EU cares about is that Greece and Portugal pay their debts and submit to Herr Schaeuble's whims.
Sometimes I feel ashamed of being an European.
On a more positive note (if there's anything positive about this refugee crisis): this is indeed a great picture. I believe it carries on with the best photojournalistic tradition. Robert Capa and W. Eugene Smith would certainly approve it.

(cont.)

É que eu, ouvi-as em primeira mão na TSF, a caminho do trabalho e o que o homem disse num louvável e esforçado "Portunhês" ia-me fazendo ter um acidente rodoviário, tal a indignação da vergonha, ou vice-versa.

O M1963, que é um fenómeno tipo Entrocamento, ao comentar num site de fotografia na total ausência da mesma , poderá , talvez e então perceber o ridículo de uns tristes deputados de uma Assembleia- Circo que arranjam para si privilégios negados aos que os elegem, se arvorarem em juízes de actos de um Estado soberano com uma organização social e política exemplar na qual eles, os luso-deputados, nunca caberiam.

Link | Posted on Feb 19, 2016 at 15:56 UTC
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M1963: It's appalling to think of everything these refugees went through, from fleeing their countries on account of the war to falling prey of greedy smugglers - only to arrive in Europe and be treated as they if they were terrorists and criminals.
Hungary, a member state of the EU, is actually under a fascist rule; all member states seem to regard refugees as an embarrassment at best; Denmark passed laws to confiscate the refugees possessions; and they're the subject of prejudice and racism all over Europe.
Yet when I watch the news, all the EU cares about is that Greece and Portugal pay their debts and submit to Herr Schaeuble's whims.
Sometimes I feel ashamed of being an European.
On a more positive note (if there's anything positive about this refugee crisis): this is indeed a great picture. I believe it carries on with the best photojournalistic tradition. Robert Capa and W. Eugene Smith would certainly approve it.

Claro, claro...se essas "certezas" vacilam, é um problema.

Só duas achegas:

1. "torneira dos disparates", "Trump", "Neonazi" e "tuga armado em esperto" não tem equivalência semântica a "não vale a pena discutir". São insultos, mesmo. Não tente dar-lhe a volta , agora que lhe correu mal a coisa.

2. Não discuta comigo, "by all means" mas faça um favor a si mesmo. Vá lá ouvir as declarações do Embaixador, "first hand" e não as sinóticas versões publicadas para massajar o ego da nacional-"esquerda"- fandanga e ocultar a vergonha do evento, as curtas e únicas que saíram na comunicação social escrita.

(cont.)

Link | Posted on Feb 19, 2016 at 15:55 UTC
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