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 article Video Field Test: Theron Humphrey and the Sony A7R II (188 comments in total)
In reply to:

FotoFrik: Sony is now the leader of the new top-level cameras. I do not know what to write about Fuji or Nikon old sensors ?

(cont.)

What is becoming clear and is being challenged, is the amount of coverage this particular camera is receiving which, DPR should be well aware, opens the door for speculation - Caeser's wife and all that.

It also doesn't help that a specific, factual post listing the number of articles that have already been written about this camera has been deleted.

As for this particular moment in photography history, let's all not forget what just happened with Samsung, something all this excitement about Sony should also take into consideration...I know I do and could only wish for DPR, being a solid photography site as they are, also did by curtailing a bit on their excitement (...especially with Sony's track record...))

..After all, in what comes to photography, 1998 was only "yesterday".

Link | Posted on Nov 24, 2015 at 16:04 UTC
On article Video Field Test: Theron Humphrey and the Sony A7R II (188 comments in total)
In reply to:

FotoFrik: Sony is now the leader of the new top-level cameras. I do not know what to write about Fuji or Nikon old sensors ?

Let's not get carried away here.

There are about 2-to-1 entries (be it threads or posts) in all forums from each brand on DPR, if we compare Canon to Sony or Nikon to Sony.

This might be a clue as to DPR's community interests over time, in spite of this particular moment.

No one is denying that this an exciting camera and I, for one, don't care 1/100 about brands as I do about actual photography so I extremely happy it exists.

(cont.)

Link | Posted on Nov 24, 2015 at 16:03 UTC
On article Video Field Test: Theron Humphrey and the Sony A7R II (188 comments in total)

Now, I must agree with some here.

Although the A7RII is, undeniably, an exciting piece of equipment (...one that I am still considering, although not as highly as during the pre-launch/launch phases...) DPR's coverage of this particular camera is starting to be a bit disproportionate, if not in absolute, at least in relative terms.

For a site that has, over the years, failed to aptly cover such significant camera's as the Canon 1DMKIII, 1DX or the Nikon D4 and D4Ds this is becoming a bit too much.

For instance, how's having this much time and resources allocated to this one Sony camera impacting still not having a review of the Canon 5Ds/5DsR?

Link | Posted on Nov 24, 2015 at 14:02 UTC as 71st comment | 6 replies

Most excellent.
This will force Adobe to make an excellent product, LR, even better.
I love competition.

Link | Posted on Nov 24, 2015 at 07:58 UTC as 20th comment
On article Readers' Showcase: Tom Goodman (90 comments in total)

I would advise users here to pause their derision machines, take a second look at the selected photos and make use of the invitation those represent to visit Tom Goodman's site.

You'll find yourselves deeper and deeper attracted to the organic, almost palpable pattern-interference qualities in his work and, when you finally stumble upon the photo in the link, below, you'll know how Tom's photography reaches Art the only possible way: Through hyper-effective sublimation of its own canons.

http://www.tomgoodman.com/Portfolios/Focal-Points/9

Link | Posted on Nov 23, 2015 at 10:20 UTC as 24th comment

...and some still wonder why photographers are so reluctant to abandon the established brands they've been working with for decades.

Link | Posted on Nov 19, 2015 at 20:27 UTC as 248th comment | 6 replies
In reply to:

Tungsten Nordstein: I like it. Contrived and uncontrived at the same time. Contrived in the sense of a re-enactament. A theatre that at the same time talks about the theatre of self-presentation. Uncontrived in the apparent artlessness of the staging and composition. But then even its artlessness looks paradoxically contrived which makes it doubly satisfying because there appears to be a lot of thought behind its 'banal' anti-photo-art stance.

A non-existing, imagined-contrived "deconstruction" that the author was so careful to point out, should we miss it.

The "real-deal" is, precisely and quite contrary to what your perspective, timeless.

That is why people will still spend hours in front of any version of Edvard's Munch "The Scream" in puzzlement, awe, fear and pure delight 500 years from now as they've been doing since the beginning of the 20th century.

The "real deal" is, for instance, that Arnold Newman's photo I mentioned in another reply.

Analyze it and you'll see why.

I'll give you a clue: Palimpsests as a measure of infinity.

Link | Posted on Nov 18, 2015 at 11:53 UTC
On article Nikon announces development of flagship D5 DSLR (442 comments in total)
In reply to:

Paul Farace: Not much news here. I guess Nikon is promising us pie in the sky... it will be interesting to see some hard news eventually. We'll be standing by, waiting.

What?..."only true depending on who you asked"...?!

Not only has DPR never touched this issue (not even a review was published) but, now, you're undertaking the "revisionist road"?.

The 1DMKIII AF system had a problem. Period.

Mine was intervened 3 times and, finally, had to be exchanged (...that's, a whole new 3000+ EUR camera paid by Canon, mind you...).

It is enough that Canon, themselves, always try to be coy about the subject.

For instance this is an excerpt of an interview of Mr. Ohara-San to Photoradar:

" After the reported problems with the autofocus tracking on the 1D Mark III, how have you improved AI Servo reliability with the Mark IV?

TO: We built new a AF sensor and algorithm – these are completely new, therefore we believe we have solved this issue. We don’t say our 1D Mark III had an ‘issue’ "

Please don't take the same approach.

Link | Posted on Nov 18, 2015 at 09:35 UTC

If Tereza Červeňová had scrutinized carefully the work of other photographers she would have come to the conclusion that there's no point in submitting that Yngvild portrait as what it is trying to convey has been already achieved, at an insurmountable peak of sensibility, sensitivity and effectiveness.

It's Otto Frank's portrait in Anne's attic, by Arnold Newman.

Link | Posted on Nov 18, 2015 at 07:13 UTC as 45th comment
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Tungsten Nordstein: I like it. Contrived and uncontrived at the same time. Contrived in the sense of a re-enactament. A theatre that at the same time talks about the theatre of self-presentation. Uncontrived in the apparent artlessness of the staging and composition. But then even its artlessness looks paradoxically contrived which makes it doubly satisfying because there appears to be a lot of thought behind its 'banal' anti-photo-art stance.

I could write 12 more auxesian paragraphs like those and, still, this photo would not achieve what it was so carefully fabricated to be.

The inability to distinguishes between the "real deal" and obvious, feeble and unsuccessful attempts like this is the key as to why it is so easy to manipulate the art world.

What is sad is that, in all probability, the "real deal" has been left buried in the rejections, as it often does.

Link | Posted on Nov 18, 2015 at 07:04 UTC
In reply to:

J A C S: "The picture, which netted Stewart a prize of £12,000, is about human interaction, according to the photographer. "

Or the lack of it. They all look away from each other

He, himself, said that.

Clearly, you're missing the code to forcibly sublimate Photography into Art when it can't get there by its own merits.

Rule #26 states: "If you can't construct, invoke deconstruction".

Link | Posted on Nov 18, 2015 at 06:51 UTC
On article Nikon announces development of flagship D5 DSLR (442 comments in total)
In reply to:

Paul Farace: Not much news here. I guess Nikon is promising us pie in the sky... it will be interesting to see some hard news eventually. We'll be standing by, waiting.

A "development announcement" IS a "pie in the sky".

In fact, since no specifications or release time frame are given and since no one is expecting Nikon to close shop or stop launching "flagships", we could even say this announcement is less than pie in the sky.

We could say it is nothing.

Link | Posted on Nov 18, 2015 at 06:36 UTC
On article Sony Alpha 7R II Review (2157 comments in total)
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Stephen787: camera of the year, just give it to sony.
what do we have coming out this year.
yeah. nothing.
as a canon 5d2 owner, i cannot believe cannon still doing nothing. just like nokia when steve jobs introduced the iphone. Nokia management just do nothing. Nokia failed by their management. Just like canon.

Not that Canon is hot at the moment but I wouldn't exactly call the 5Ds/5DsR "nothing".

Link | Posted on Nov 17, 2015 at 22:41 UTC
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daddyo: I'd have to say that this is possibly the best featured photographer article I've seen on DPR, in terms of excellent image quality. I am a decided lover of good wildlife photography, and find Mr. Baheux's use of Black & White presentation extremely well done in an area where color presentation would most often seem the best choice for visual impact.
This is simply great photography in my opinion -- excellent capture and excellent presentation.
Thanks DPR!

papa natas,

Is "Are you on medication?" the type of replies you had in mind when you posted "boy, I just love exchanges at this high level of intelligence" ?

Link | Posted on Nov 14, 2015 at 16:09 UTC

Though luck for the American Bison, not being in the endangered species list.

Link | Posted on Nov 12, 2015 at 20:53 UTC as 72nd comment | 2 replies
On article PIX 2015: Chasing light with Joe McNally (38 comments in total)

Thank you for this.

It falls in the realm of "public service" and it is especially important that it is being shown to DPR's demographics.

It IS about the light, not the equipment.

I felt tremendously in-sync throughout the whole presentation. The "corporate meeting" considerations part, then, is almost eerie in that it so much resembles what I always say. I had more than a chuckle.

I feel, though, that Joe might be making a mistake saying that he is a generalist photographer because he had no choice, he couldn't be good enough at any specific genre of photography.

I get asked a lot of times which type of photography I like most and I always reply "all of them".

(continues)

Link | Posted on Nov 5, 2015 at 15:33 UTC as 31st comment
On article PIX 2015: Chasing light with Joe McNally (38 comments in total)

(continued)

The inability to specialize is not the main factor behind becoming a "generalist".

It's the passion for the medium and, in a mostly preponderant way, something that Joe, himself, made a point about in this presentation: The knowledge that, being light the crux of it all, it has no "genre".

When light is perceived as special, it can be "read", interpreted and registered as a reflection of a beautifully serene face, a raw majestic natural scene or an elegantly streamlined architectural subject.

As he so aptly says: It is all about light and its ascribable narrative virtues.

Link | Posted on Nov 5, 2015 at 15:32 UTC as 32nd comment | 1 reply
In reply to:

Yannick KREMPP: Firmware updates like these are a massive change to the camera's original's specs.

I think it can even be considered as a new or refreshed version of a model, and as such is also needs a new review: this could potentially turn the A7 II into a cheaper option than the A7R II for someone moving from Canon, for instance.

Heck, it's maybe even better for some people, because you don't have to handle the massive files...

Couldn't agree more.

Link | Posted on Nov 4, 2015 at 19:12 UTC
In reply to:

Lightcapture: Well done Sony, adding two very important improvements to the already stellar a7ri!

Not the "R", the A7II.

Link | Posted on Nov 4, 2015 at 19:07 UTC
In reply to:

PhotoKhan: Got it, for these scenarios DSLRs still rule.

That is probably why they are what still shows in the sidelines of any major sports event ;)

...but what also should be carefully noted (...especially for the brands relying on that last advantage...) is:

Every single drawback mentioned in that fifth paragraph in the "Final Thoughts & Conclusion" is perfectly correctable in the next few interactions.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uEY58fiSK8E

Link | Posted on Nov 4, 2015 at 18:06 UTC
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