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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CameraLabTester: 100D...

200D...

300D! What?

Wow! we're back to

August 20, 2003 ! ! ! ! ! !

Somebody should write about the weird naming styles of camera makers...

.

It is not innocent.
In a business that anchors their marketing strategies around such subsidiary things as mega-pixels, the confusing naming is in place to preclude novice buyers from understanding which-is-which and what-is-what, allowing volume sellers to push whatever needs to be pushed at any particular moment.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 18, 2013 at 10:55 UTC

Wow!...Together with the previous low light samples, these are, indeed, remarkable.

What an incredible day and age where we can get this kind of performance from a $650 DSLR...Paint me impressed.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 18, 2013 at 10:46 UTC as 10th comment | 5 replies
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SeeRoy: Terrific to hear that they're made with the "utmost diligence". Certainly preferable to carelessly throwing them together in a haphazard fashion with negligible regard to quality control and utter contempt for potential purchasers, I'd say. Others may disagree.

Marketeers...If we could put them in a dedicated circus, imagine what could be charged for admission.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 13, 2013 at 16:11 UTC
On Nokia EOS rumors surge post (93 comments in total)

A brand ripping-off an acronym used by another brand is something that always instills a significant dosage of confidence in the discerning user.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 9, 2013 at 16:59 UTC as 16th comment

I feel like throwing up...

How can an outfit make something self-destructive like this and not actually press the "Yeah...? So Now Take Warp Speed" button in people's consciences, by having them immediately stop buying any kind of product "restructurors" like these may still want to publish?

Are we all THAT dormant?

(...and, please, don't come up with the "That would only mean reporters would go next" argument because...well...they WILL go next, anyway...)

...As for the project, kudos to Rob Hart for keeping being creative in such a challenging moment in his life and for having the good spirit to ironically prove to me, for the first time, that, yes, mobile photography CAN be significant.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 4, 2013 at 18:27 UTC as 59th comment | 11 replies

A design it with such a large bezel looks outdated even before it hits the shelves. Of course, if that's the only thing one's looking for then why not stick with Apple, you might say...

Direct link | Posted on Jun 4, 2013 at 01:52 UTC as 1st comment
On Mobile photographers capture do and don't moments post (32 comments in total)

These are awesome scenes, subjects and personal perspectives.

These may be something to pause-and-look, even appreciate.

These are NOT good photography.

People (especially "Connect" for whom, understandably, theres' no turning back) seem to continuously fail to see that what is happening with the interesting photographs they select to make public is that the only statement they put forward is they are noteworthy IN SPITE of having been taken with a mobile device.

I now officially declare my proposed motto for noteworthy mobile photography:

"Think what these could have been if an actual dedicated camera was used".

Direct link | Posted on Jun 3, 2013 at 12:40 UTC as 2nd comment | 1 reply

Myself, I am anxiously waiting for layoffs of surgeons from hospitals and all surgical interventions to be performed by Rhianna fans, under YouTube instructions tapped in a single central cost-efficient medical directorate, using their iPhones (...and nothing less than iPhones, of course...be serious...).

...It's, like, I almost wish I already had an operable hernia.

Direct link | Posted on May 31, 2013 at 20:49 UTC as 91st comment | 3 replies
On An iPhone case for Leica lovers post (25 comments in total)

Wow...! Futility form meets futility function...Who said these are not wonderful times?

Direct link | Posted on May 31, 2013 at 20:39 UTC as 22nd comment
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PhotoKhan: If it can offer any technical advantages without the "guess-what-color-when-and-how" surreal kaleidoscope amusingly offered by Sigma and hilariously ignored by SigmaFovFans, then, yes, let's see it!

My experience is from seeing some really, REALLY puzzling users samples in the Sigma forum.

It has come to a point where I seriously consider it would be interesting having a scientific study to see if there's any correlation between color blindness and Sigma users (prevalence amongst men is about 8%, women 0,5%).

I do know there are professionals using Sigma cameras. I also do know that are few of them. I especially do not know how troublesome is their workflow, in order to achieve accurate colors.

Saying there's something lacking in Bayer sensors is just a a manifestation of the surreal superiority complex SigFovFans love to pet.

In their quest for intangible "different" qualities they don't even care it doesn't make any sense.

Given the sheer, gigantically overwhelming number of superior, superior output coming out of cameras equipped with those sensors from professionals and amateurs all over the world, it is a bit like saying that pizza lacks savory characteristics.

Direct link | Posted on May 24, 2013 at 23:00 UTC

Typical Apple:

Offering what already exists, disguised as "coolness", to be presented in a KNA by whoever is the new black turtleneck guru in charge, brainwashed audience going "Wooow!", while at the same time having the actual nerve to "patent" that very same already-existing thing, so they can later litigate competitors to their knees, the legal system not even taking notice that they were NOT the "inventors" in the first place.

Anxiously awaiting the coming "Social Mirror Based Image Capture System".

(...what a dirty, dirty little world the IT one turned out to be...)

Direct link | Posted on May 24, 2013 at 10:39 UTC as 4th comment

If it can offer any technical advantages without the "guess-what-color-when-and-how" surreal kaleidoscope amusingly offered by Sigma and hilariously ignored by SigmaFovFans, then, yes, let's see it!

Direct link | Posted on May 24, 2013 at 10:25 UTC as 25th comment | 6 replies
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shigzeo ?: Groceries, apartment complexes, life insurance, cars, shopping centres, electronics, home appliances, shipping, manufacturing, construction arms and more - I can't think of a more boring company to buzz about.

It's like buzzing about grass: "Dude, it's all over the place, everywhere! I wonder what new bit of dirt is going to get some this time? Will it be green?"

Seriously, Samsung do everything. I can't think of a reason to get excited by such an unfocused hodgepodge.

You forgot squeezing apples into juice.

Direct link | Posted on May 22, 2013 at 11:37 UTC
On Just Posted: Olympus E-PM2 Review article (164 comments in total)

Hmmm...strangely, I don't feel that the samples have that "Olympus color tone" quality to them but rather the "Panasonic" one.

Direct link | Posted on May 22, 2013 at 11:32 UTC as 26th comment | 1 reply

What a cold-hearted, dismissive bunch of people we, DPR users, have become (...or maybe it is just the relentless "Connect" coffee-shop fragrance attracting selected ones...).

Guys, leave your arrogant "I am an amazing photographer who really knows this stuff" shoes and put yourselves in those of the ones that, failing this, would have lost their significant memories forever (...guess what, some of them don't even know what Photoshop is...)

Quit the negativity and, instead, praise this commendable movement.

Direct link | Posted on May 22, 2013 at 10:03 UTC as 11th comment | 1 reply

Microsoft is, indeed a bullying gorilla (...like Apple, like Adobe, like...)

How could they ever come up with that described blatant violation of YouTube's Terms of Service and their API Terms of Service in such naive, cretin way?

Isn't there a single soul inside MS that participates in those endless, endless meetings that can't go "We can't do this" without running the risk of being immediately labeled a "non-team player" and getting a ticket for unemployment?

I tell you guys, this wonderful new IT world is sadly, recurrently and increasingly proving to be the dirtiest, non-ethical business activity EVER.

Direct link | Posted on May 17, 2013 at 09:50 UTC as 1st comment | 2 replies
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PhotoKhan: Just checked.

737 EUR per year is what Adobe is asking me now for the "privilege" of using LR and CS, CC-style. That's 956 USD...9...5...6 each single year.

Now, what else is out there?...dum, dee dum, dee, dum, dum...

An "Equal Screwing Opportunity" company!
lol...

Direct link | Posted on May 13, 2013 at 09:38 UTC
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PhotoKhan: Just checked.

737 EUR per year is what Adobe is asking me now for the "privilege" of using LR and CS, CC-style. That's 956 USD...9...5...6 each single year.

Now, what else is out there?...dum, dee dum, dee, dum, dum...

tdptdp

You are entirely correct. I am so sorry I misunderstood the offerings.

In fact, I can get PS for around 25EUR/Mo, under the single app plan. Still a bit steep but manageable, making "what will they be doing in the future?" the more pressing concern.

The puzzling thing is that, should they have chosen a lower price point (say, 15EUR) we wouldn't be having this conversation and all other photo processing software players could pack up and go home.

Again guys, sorry for the cretin misunderstanding.

(...the fact remains though that, here in Europe, we are being screwed by a lot more than 23%....)

Direct link | Posted on May 13, 2013 at 08:58 UTC

Just checked.

737 EUR per year is what Adobe is asking me now for the "privilege" of using LR and CS, CC-style. That's 956 USD...9...5...6 each single year.

Now, what else is out there?...dum, dee dum, dee, dum, dum...

Direct link | Posted on May 12, 2013 at 21:38 UTC as 110th comment | 16 replies

What I don't understand is: Given the comments here and in other online resources, it seems that the vast majority of potential users despise (...if not resent...) this move.
Now, it's not like there's another, all-new demographics to tap into.
I wonder what do they know that we don't...
PK

Direct link | Posted on May 7, 2013 at 21:27 UTC as 127th comment | 3 replies
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