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 Lower Manhattan at Dusk in the Sunset in the city XII challenge (3 comments in total)

Well done!

(Mirrorless Crusader: DPR user with not even a single photo to show for: Check.)

Direct link | Posted on Oct 3, 2013 at 09:59 UTC as 3rd comment
On Roger Cicala investigates accuracy of lens adapters article (48 comments in total)
In reply to:

PhotoKhan: I don't get this...

If the only purpose of an adapter (the "pure" ones, not something like Metabones) is to reinstate the original Flange Focal Distance a lens was built to work with, why are they optically-bench-testing them?

The only appropriate testings to be done are mechanical and physical-dimensional ones, ie, how dimensional-accurate (and consistently throughout production output) is a particular adapter.

(I guess that would mean getting some measuring equipment they DON'T have...)

I explicitly excluded adapters with lenses (...for obvious reasons. More glass SHOULD equate to some amount, however minor, of optical degradation).

As "for adding lens-free space in between a lens & a camera body" it is the EXACTLY the same space the lens was designed to work with in the first place, right?

Direct link | Posted on Oct 2, 2013 at 21:29 UTC
On Roger Cicala investigates accuracy of lens adapters article (48 comments in total)

I don't get this...

If the only purpose of an adapter (the "pure" ones, not something like Metabones) is to reinstate the original Flange Focal Distance a lens was built to work with, why are they optically-bench-testing them?

The only appropriate testings to be done are mechanical and physical-dimensional ones, ie, how dimensional-accurate (and consistently throughout production output) is a particular adapter.

(I guess that would mean getting some measuring equipment they DON'T have...)

Direct link | Posted on Oct 1, 2013 at 09:03 UTC as 11th comment | 3 replies
On Tribute in Light, 2013 in the My best picture this week challenge (22 comments in total)

Well "seen", meticulously prepared and superiorly executed.
One of the best shots I've seen around in quite a long time.
Congratulations!

Direct link | Posted on Sep 30, 2013 at 09:21 UTC as 4th comment
On Curved smartphone screen from Samsung coming soon post (27 comments in total)
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hellocrowley: Great techs, but the commercial made me cringe.

So, when a company proposes, 6 years ago, a device that combines media content player/display and a cell phone and then realizes that ---oops!--- a phone display is actually too small to endure as viable vehicle for content display, once passed the "fad phase" and then HAS to come up with a media content player/display that features a decent size but, in turn, cripples that very same new product into NOT making phone calls because it would compete with the original proposal - That's innovation.

...but, when another company actually makes the whole concept come true in a single package by providing a larger, viewable, display that folds like a book and another one on the front face of that half-proportions folded piece to actually function as a phone, in a manageable size - that's "trying to find a use for the useless".

My, oh my...who would say that sweet apple pie can actually be like crack: perniciously addictive AND brain-cells destructive?

Direct link | Posted on Sep 29, 2013 at 21:03 UTC
On Curved smartphone screen from Samsung coming soon post (27 comments in total)
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hellocrowley: Great techs, but the commercial made me cringe.

Really..?...The coffeehouse "hipster" with the non-innovative, flashing lights iGizmo didn't resonate with you...?
I wonder why...
Myself, I couldn't stop laughing.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 27, 2013 at 23:52 UTC
On Preview:canon-eos-70d (1311 comments in total)

Got to love how the "DPReviewer" found out that, in "Face-detection/Tracking AF" mode, the camera takes noticeably longer to lock focus when there's no face in the scene and then writes an whole paragraph and makes a video to make it look like a limitation.

It's called "Face-detection/Tracking AF" for Pete's sake!!!

Posted on Sep 26, 2013 at 08:31 UTC as 144th comment | 1 reply

A an established, recognized and "famous" photographer that doesn't "do digital" was breathtaking-impressed with "the level of detail you can capture using a Nokia Lumia 1020" ?

I hope they have paramedics on-the-ready by this Dino-photgrapher side when Keith Richards snorts the wrong persons ashes and Bailey finally picks up a current DSLR to register Mick Jagger's fat-lips-sync-twisting over the incident.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 16, 2013 at 09:20 UTC as 47th comment
On Sony QX100 preview (158 comments in total)
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Gozgah: Never understood why so many reviewers say "NFC is uncommon"

All Windows Phone 8, Galaxy S3+ / Note 2+, Sony Xperias since last year, HTCs from last year (most medium range Android devices), Blackberry 10 devices.

Combined, that's like 30-40%+ of the smartphone market.

So apparently, we need, what? 70%? Before it's common?

Quite simple.
Apple does not support it, hence it will be forever "uncommon" even when 99% of smartphones other than iPhones will feature it.
(For a good laugh go to Apple zealots shrine-forums and read about what they have to say about NFC)

Direct link | Posted on Sep 15, 2013 at 14:39 UTC
On Exposure: Tony Majka captures bankrupt Detroit post (23 comments in total)

Finally, a concrete case where mobile photography is a tool without which the actual images wouldn't exist, offsetting the general trend where engaging photographs are so IN SPITE of having been taken with a mobile phone.

This is beautiful, heart-touching and bit unnerving, if seen as the crossroad point for possible universal things to come.

(...The attentive average "Connect" writer might have noticed that are NO images of coffee shops open in those areas...)

Direct link | Posted on Sep 13, 2013 at 12:18 UTC as 16th comment
On Olympus OM-D E-M1 Review preview (2062 comments in total)

Tsk. tsk. tsk...
Again, that "Panasonic Colors" look...
Sad.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 10, 2013 at 16:20 UTC as 424th comment | 3 replies
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PhotoKhan: If that camera and lens (...and their correspondent sensor type+ FOV + max FL...) took that last photo I guess he should be very happy the gear was all the beast snatched away.

I have this feeling this won't be the last time we will be hearing from Mario in the news...

Err...neither did I...

Direct link | Posted on Aug 25, 2013 at 09:38 UTC

If that camera and lens (...and their correspondent sensor type+ FOV + max FL...) took that last photo I guess he should be very happy the gear was all the beast snatched away.

I have this feeling this won't be the last time we will be hearing from Mario in the news...

Direct link | Posted on Aug 25, 2013 at 08:51 UTC as 55th comment | 5 replies
On Instagram cracks down use of its brand name post (12 comments in total)

What...?!?!
You mean an ethereal endeavor built by mounting over thin-air-shoulders now wants to dissipate those very same thin-air-shoulders to maximize their sucker-bred-returns?
How unheard of in these days and ages...

Direct link | Posted on Aug 22, 2013 at 16:34 UTC as 12th comment
On The Android-running Galaxy NX gets a UK pricetag post (3 comments in total)
In reply to:

WillowemocWorks: good only if you can make a phone call. does it ?
I have always wanted a camera that makes calls instead of a phone that takes photos !

Would love to see that lens stuck to an hear, that's for sure.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 30, 2013 at 16:23 UTC

Samsung is continuing to gain marketshare for tablets?...Surely not, it can't be!
...What will it be next?...Surface?
...If the world is coming to THIS end, I fear a cult mass-suicide, cappuccinos, black turtlenecks and all...

Direct link | Posted on Jul 25, 2013 at 13:46 UTC as 1st comment

Few times have I seen something that is, at the same time, so true and so idiotic.

Some users naively think that by multiplying their equipment, somehow, their photography will magically improve. No questions there.

...But, also, I don't know of a single recognized photography artist who (1) photographs with a single camera and a single lens (2) uses today the same equipment he/she was using 5 years ago. In fact, I know of some amazing, hugely praised photographers that could be, themselves, the definition of GAS addicts...if I recognized that as addiction.

...That bit about "upgrading your relationship with your camera instead of upgrading your camera", then, sounds like something right out of a Barbara Sher book...Good grief...

Direct link | Posted on Jul 14, 2013 at 09:47 UTC as 11th comment | 3 replies

"we'd highly recommended heading to his blog and reading the full article".
...Hmmmm..."Highly Recommended"...Where else have I see this expression?....

Direct link | Posted on Jul 12, 2013 at 08:08 UTC as 21st comment
In reply to:

joe6pack: "Sony is expected to launch yet an even more impressive superphone."

what was the previous impressive Sony superphone?

"nice" is not "impressive".

ALL their displays suck, either small or big time.
(...and that's a bit of a mystery, in itself...)

Since this is an imaging site that stretched out to mobile devices, image display quality should be paramount.

As such, the word "impressive" should never be used when referring to any of the devices Sony has released until now.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 5, 2013 at 08:08 UTC
On Canon videos showcase 70D's innovative AF system article (145 comments in total)

If the AF effectively performs as advertised and shown here, this is HUGE.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 4, 2013 at 20:44 UTC as 24th comment
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