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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They keep doing "business as usual" and even have the gall to keep sending promotional emails my way. It may even be the surreal case that, in the future, I will be receiving a promotional email to buy something that can be traced to the attempts at getting the product we backed, as they continue to do business in the same general area.

So, just beware. The risks you're actually undertaking when entering a Kickstarter supported project might be in excess of those you are willing to assume.

Direct link | Posted on May 6, 2015 at 12:01 UTC as 8th comment | 1 reply

This is of very limited application, if not for anything else, because of the format.

Small emitting area in a narrow and long configuration is something that has very limited applications while lighting a scene.

The proof of how limited this solution is is well documented in their own gallery promotional photos where either (a) a creative solution is displayed but which wears itself off very quickly (model holding the light) or (b) the scene is poorly illuminated.

The real revolution in this area will be provided by these guys, if they manage to take the project to a safe and productive port. My mind blows when imagining the multiple solutions these could provide, if offered in multiple sizes.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8dypO8F34dM

Direct link | Posted on May 6, 2015 at 09:16 UTC as 9th comment | 4 replies
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DenWil: Now all I need is the camera body, lens, battery grip and storage cards and I'm all set. Then more lenses. More storage cards. Another body. More lenses. Probably a laptop...

Maybe I should rethink that free Apple Camera Raw download.

So cool, Peiasdf...I didn't know that...
Can I see some 1/4000 sports/action shots from your two?

Direct link | Posted on May 5, 2015 at 08:47 UTC
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PhotoKhan: Given how visually obvious the problem seems to be, I have only one question:
Are there ANY quality control checks at Canon?

@M Jesper,

"It's not visually obvious, as is explained in the full story."

I am sorry but the included photo irrefutably proves that it IS visually obvious.

Tilting a camera through multiple incident light angles over the sensor sounds like a very basic step for an effective QC.

Direct link | Posted on May 1, 2015 at 21:14 UTC

Given how visually obvious the problem seems to be, I have only one question:
Are there ANY quality control checks at Canon?

Direct link | Posted on May 1, 2015 at 17:43 UTC as 43rd comment | 5 replies

Every time small advancing increments like this one come along from all over the manufacturers spectrum except Canon, the more ridiculous and ironic that "See Impossible" campaign replays in our heads.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 25, 2015 at 11:55 UTC as 63rd comment
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PhotoKhan: There's no "issue" (...at least that is known at the moment...) with the Canon 750D or 760D Live View.

The way the title is written, though, it might be read as implying there is.
(Search engines, for one, will return hits on " Canon 750D and 760D Live View issue").

One has to read the article to be clear about this being exclusively a Sigma problem, not a Canon one.

Since it is not Canon's responsibility to have their products work with other brand products, I suggest you change the title in order for it to reflect the sole responsible for the problem.

That people, as readers, do not perceive the semantics problem, it's OK but, if "Internet era" news writers had the appropriate background, they would immediately recognize this as wrong.

The correct title format that would convey the spirit and facts of the article without raising any "double-entendre" about the problem being a Canon one would have been:

"Service notice advises of some Sigma lenses issues with Canon 750D and 760D cameras"

Direct link | Posted on Apr 24, 2015 at 12:26 UTC

There's no "issue" (...at least that is known at the moment...) with the Canon 750D or 760D Live View.

The way the title is written, though, it might be read as implying there is.
(Search engines, for one, will return hits on " Canon 750D and 760D Live View issue").

One has to read the article to be clear about this being exclusively a Sigma problem, not a Canon one.

Since it is not Canon's responsibility to have their products work with other brand products, I suggest you change the title in order for it to reflect the sole responsible for the problem.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 23, 2015 at 12:22 UTC as 1st comment | 4 replies
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PhotoKhan: I said this many years ago, I'll repeat it now for the benefit of avoiding any more future hassle.

The sooner any professional or advanced amateur photographer who rely in Raw output starts using LR and exploring it in order to get the amazing potential it entails, the sooner you'll be doing yourself an huge, mind-peace-inducing favor.

Cool.
See you in few years.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 18, 2015 at 12:01 UTC

I said this many years ago, I'll repeat it now for the benefit of avoiding any more future hassle.

The sooner any professional or advanced amateur photographer who rely in Raw output starts using LR and exploring it in order to get the amazing potential it entails, the sooner you'll be doing yourself an huge, mind-peace-inducing favor.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 18, 2015 at 11:31 UTC as 90th comment | 9 replies
On Samsung NX1 Review preview (1223 comments in total)
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PhotoKhan: For systematic strange color hues in each photos, we already had Sigma, thank you very much (Sigma usually dabbles in the Magenta/Yellows here is Green/Cyan).

Also, there's kind of a constant contrast muting veil all over them, which I cant's rely put my finger on (is it what you call "aggressive noise reduction"?).

I understand that players with different approaches (backside illuminated sensor) tend to excite reviewers but it is their job to keep that enthusiasm down as things still are what they are and, in this case, image quality is far, FAR from impressive.

These are photographic cameras you are reviewing and it is a bit odd (to say the least) that what is displayed in the samples gallery comes out from something you end up giving a "golden" anything.

(A photo pulled by 5 stops to demonstrate "real life" dynamic range...!?...You guys really deserve the geeky, non-photography-oriented user base you currently have.)

My first appraisal of a camera is ALWAYS what regular and specialized users can do, in randomized views.

To this extent, DPR sample galleries have always provided good guidance.

Not only that but, since DPR includes those Jpeg galleries in the reviews, there's no way we can approach them without relating to the final overall score and the award given to any given camera.

If a "Golden Award" is given to a camera it is convenient that the appended actual photographic output is impressive.

It is not the case here.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 10, 2015 at 15:18 UTC
On Samsung NX1 Review preview (1223 comments in total)
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PhotoKhan: For systematic strange color hues in each photos, we already had Sigma, thank you very much (Sigma usually dabbles in the Magenta/Yellows here is Green/Cyan).

Also, there's kind of a constant contrast muting veil all over them, which I cant's rely put my finger on (is it what you call "aggressive noise reduction"?).

I understand that players with different approaches (backside illuminated sensor) tend to excite reviewers but it is their job to keep that enthusiasm down as things still are what they are and, in this case, image quality is far, FAR from impressive.

These are photographic cameras you are reviewing and it is a bit odd (to say the least) that what is displayed in the samples gallery comes out from something you end up giving a "golden" anything.

(A photo pulled by 5 stops to demonstrate "real life" dynamic range...!?...You guys really deserve the geeky, non-photography-oriented user base you currently have.)

I am not referring to Raw. I am referring to the samples gallery, as presented.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 10, 2015 at 13:17 UTC
On Samsung NX1 Review preview (1223 comments in total)

For systematic strange color hues in each photos, we already had Sigma, thank you very much (Sigma usually dabbles in the Magenta/Yellows here is Green/Cyan).

Also, there's kind of a constant contrast muting veil all over them, which I cant's rely put my finger on (is it what you call "aggressive noise reduction"?).

I understand that players with different approaches (backside illuminated sensor) tend to excite reviewers but it is their job to keep that enthusiasm down as things still are what they are and, in this case, image quality is far, FAR from impressive.

These are photographic cameras you are reviewing and it is a bit odd (to say the least) that what is displayed in the samples gallery comes out from something you end up giving a "golden" anything.

(A photo pulled by 5 stops to demonstrate "real life" dynamic range...!?...You guys really deserve the geeky, non-photography-oriented user base you currently have.)

Direct link | Posted on Apr 10, 2015 at 10:31 UTC as 178th comment | 5 replies

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 (355 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 (814 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 (814 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 (814 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
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