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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ZAnton: Such contests have only one aim: to show to "western world" how rest of the world, helpless underdeveloped unter-menschen suffer, degrade, live in slumps, dirt and deseases.

You were so eager to show your wit that you failed to click until "12", did you?

So, please do click now and tell me: Exactly, from what part of the non-Western World is Darcy Padilla's work?

Direct link | Posted on Feb 17, 2015 at 12:25 UTC

I am SO ready to bet that the "themed set of 10-20 images each on a subject of their own choice" that will come out of the winners vision through the use of those "4-months-prize-loaned" Hasselblads will be subjected to very fine print in a camera pre-delivery agreement that grants Hasselblad co-ownership of the so created 10-20 images set.

If it is so, what is really happening here is Hasselblad coming up with an elaborate pseudo-contest scheme to get their hands on certainly very inspired promotional material at very, very low cost and "0" monetary compensation for the photographers.

If such signed agreement is presented to the "winners", Hasselblad is competing for the "Manufacturers Douchbag Promotion Award", right there, nose-to-nose with PhaseOne.

I am getting so sick of these manipulative-proto-smart marketing "ideas".

In plain old good Portuguese, we call it "Xico-Espertice". Maybe we should come up with a neologism in English to describe these kind of practices.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 17, 2015 at 12:15 UTC as 11th comment | 5 replies
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Aaron801: I don't think that being a pro photographer necessarily has all that much to do with one being a great artistic photographer. Sure, for categories like wedding and product shots nearly everyone doing it is pro... bit for the rest, I'd be willing to bet that a lot of my favorites would come from the amateur crowd. Pro's are the ones who can take the most consistent photos in any situation because they tend to really know the technique, but I don't think that they really have any corner on the creative vision part of it... I think that it's a kind of sad oversight that they competition isn't open to all.

It's not sad at all. it's simply logic.

This is manufactured and market as a professional tool.
It is then only natural that they want to raise awareness through a competition aimed at professionals, not at all type of photographers (...one of whom may, obviously, be better in one of those specific categories than a given professional).

That sense of entitlement is a bit off-putting, if you ask me...

Direct link | Posted on Feb 17, 2015 at 11:59 UTC
On On point: Steve Vaccariello's dance photography article (83 comments in total)

Amazing photography, a type I would love to do in the near future.
Inspiring and simply beautiful.

Not questioning his approach, Photoshop (...if used in the sober and restrictive sense of "stabilizing&enhancing" what is already in a photo...), would have helped a lot in some of these samples.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 16, 2015 at 12:01 UTC as 19th comment
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PhotoKhan: Oh boy...these guys can't win, can they?
If they do, it's because they do, if they don't is because they don't...

Give them a rest (...if for nothing else, because they're probably still jet-lagged :) )

...by the way, if you can't do a general appraisal of the lens performance, after having being informed what is used with for the provided samples, I suggest you shoot more and "analyze" less.

In the meantime I can help you out: This is a most excellent lens, the full excellence of which, will be clarified with more formal evaluations.

Lol...how true.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 13, 2015 at 13:48 UTC

Oh boy...these guys can't win, can they?
If they do, it's because they do, if they don't is because they don't...

Give them a rest (...if for nothing else, because they're probably still jet-lagged :) )

...by the way, if you can't do a general appraisal of the lens performance, after having being informed what is used with for the provided samples, I suggest you shoot more and "analyze" less.

In the meantime I can help you out: This is a most excellent lens, the full excellence of which, will be clarified with more formal evaluations.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 13, 2015 at 12:25 UTC as 18th comment | 3 replies
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dvilaplana: Please don't be fooled by the size of the camera. Sony can make smaller FF mirrorless cameras when compared to DSLR, but the sensor size is what decides the size of the lens.

If someone wants smaller lenses then we have to go for smaller sensor size like APS-C ...

Just physics!

True.

...but the size of the camera is not a fooling trick.

It is very real (...and useful...)

Direct link | Posted on Feb 13, 2015 at 12:09 UTC
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Joerg V: These images have been made under less than optimal conditions with a less than optimal camera for a wide angle lens and with no lens profile correction going on. A 24mm lens will have CA in the corners. Some of this CA will be LCA, some will be TCA (that can be corrected). But still, thanks to DPR for these shots!
Let's wait for images taken on a D810 with a proper lens profile.

It is, precisely, because of the "impromptu" nature of the shots that, as far as I am concerned, these point for a potentially excellent lens, right up to the level of the 35 and the 50mm.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 13, 2015 at 12:01 UTC
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groucher: Shouldn't that say "lack of sharpness at F1.4 across the frame and lack of sharpness across the entire aperture range.

Think I'll stick with my 20 year old Nikkor 24mm f2.8. It doesn't manage f1.4 but it was cheaper (paid about £20), lighter, sharper and has less CA than the Sigma from f2.8 onwards.

Where, exactly, can I see samples from that Nikkor on a Sony A7R using a Metabones Smart Adapter III adapter?

Direct link | Posted on Feb 13, 2015 at 11:57 UTC
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WingoWong: Sooner these lens with Pentax mount please!

They are waiting for the high-glow orange and green fittings from the suppliers.
As soon as those arrive, it's a go.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 12, 2015 at 19:50 UTC
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PhotoKhan: (continued)

Under this light, titling an article "Does the arrival of the EOS M3 mean Canon is finally taking mirrorless seriously?" makes as much sense as asking if Apple was not taking small form factor tablets seriously, a couple of years ago (too much r.e.s.p.e.c.t for that one, I guess).

Damien says that "We still see brands working in this area unsure about who they should be marketing to"?...Well Canon isn't. They are primarily marketing the M to EOS users.

In all probability, Canon has always taken mirrorless seriously. Reviewers simply are not understanding what they are doing.

Maybe Nikkon is with its "closed" sub-system.
Canon is not, as time will prove.

As for Apple, it is obvious that a same-spirit (...but obviously similarly misplaced...) titled could very well be written until October 23, 2012.

In that case, time also proved how far from reality it would have been.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 11, 2015 at 16:10 UTC

That the general public does not understand this, it is no big problem...in due time they will.

But, that such an important photography resource as DPR also seems to not grasp the strategy behind Canon's approach to mirrorless, it is a bit more puzzling since authors, like Damien, can always opt for a direct contact with Canon who will certainly explain their strategy.

Again...

The EOSM cameras are not mirrorless, "tout court". They are EOS mirrorless, meaning that, far from constituting just another offer in the mirroless format arena for first-time users only, they serve the additional purpose (....most probably, even, the main one...) of expanding the EOS offer (...and, consequentially it's full range integration and versatility...), while adopting the mirrorless format.

(continues)

Direct link | Posted on Feb 11, 2015 at 13:55 UTC as 292nd comment

(continued)

Under this light, titling an article "Does the arrival of the EOS M3 mean Canon is finally taking mirrorless seriously?" makes as much sense as asking if Apple was not taking small form factor tablets seriously, a couple of years ago (too much r.e.s.p.e.c.t for that one, I guess).

Damien says that "We still see brands working in this area unsure about who they should be marketing to"?...Well Canon isn't. They are primarily marketing the M to EOS users.

In all probability, Canon has always taken mirrorless seriously. Reviewers simply are not understanding what they are doing.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 11, 2015 at 13:55 UTC as 293rd comment | 2 replies
On Sigma goes wide with 24mm F1.4 DG HSM Art lens article (184 comments in total)

If this is up to the standards of many of the new "ART" series lenses, I am SO up for one...

Direct link | Posted on Feb 10, 2015 at 17:44 UTC as 26th comment
On Hands-on with Canon's 'not-coming-to-USA' EOS M3 article (547 comments in total)

About the comparisons (...and yes, this is directed at you too, DPR...)

This is not a mirrorless. This is a EOS mirrorless.

What it means to us, EOS Canon system users, is that this complements our system in a way, I cannot fully convey.

You have to understand that, under this logic, the integration one, an EOS M is as useful, as say, the system top-of-the-line 1DX.

It will use the same lenses (even lenses that the 1DX cannot use), it will use most EOS accessories. it will use the same flashes.

I could put an ST-E3-RT on top of it and control 15 individual flashes in 5 groups, in the very same way I can do it with my 1DMKIV.

(continues)

Direct link | Posted on Feb 8, 2015 at 23:54 UTC as 31st comment | 1 reply
On Hands-on with Canon's 'not-coming-to-USA' EOS M3 article (547 comments in total)

(continued)

In trips, I hook up my EOS M2 to my BlackRapid Yeti dual-camera strap, together with my 1DMKIV and use them indiscriminately, with whatever lens I want, whenever I want.

I can come back to the hotel midday, and go back out with one camera or the other, both of them, flash or non flash, new or previous selection of lenses.

I come back again, late afternoon, take a bath, relax a bit, prepare for dinner and the rest of the night and, once more during that very same day, I can elect the same options or another combination for this last sortie (i.e just my EOSM2, the adapter, my 35mm f/1.4 and my very compact Manfrotto table tripod).

(continues)

Direct link | Posted on Feb 8, 2015 at 23:54 UTC as 32nd comment
On Hands-on with Canon's 'not-coming-to-USA' EOS M3 article (547 comments in total)

(continued)

I can control both cameras from my Samsung Galaxy tab, the 1DMKIV with a third-party app (DSLR Controller) via a USB cable, the EOSM2 via Wi-Fi with the Canon Remote Control app.

I could go, on and on and on...

People REALLY have to understand (...and Canon needs to get better at conveying this, specially to the press...) what this camera really brings along. It's not a fad format, it's a differentiated complementary tool.

The fact that it is a mirrorless is subsidiary, in this context.

What this is, is an extremely useful and apt piece from a more vast and rewarding photographic puzzle.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 8, 2015 at 23:54 UTC as 33rd comment | 1 reply
On Apple reveals Photos beta for developers post (126 comments in total)
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PhotoKhan: NOW, they're going to crush Adobe...lol...

JelleNL,

People buying Apple in order to use Aperture !?!?
Now, that must one small Apple's demographics...
:)

Direct link | Posted on Feb 8, 2015 at 21:01 UTC
On Apple reveals Photos beta for developers post (126 comments in total)
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PhotoKhan: NOW, they're going to crush Adobe...lol...

Unfortunately, not even the dots over the "i"s in "billions" came from Aperture.

You see, as outlandish as it might seem to you, there things Apple do that people actually don't prefer.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 8, 2015 at 16:43 UTC
On Apple reveals Photos beta for developers post (126 comments in total)

NOW, they're going to crush Adobe...lol...

Direct link | Posted on Feb 8, 2015 at 15:56 UTC as 32nd comment | 5 replies
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