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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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ManuelVilardeMacedo: Even Leica has to survive in this business - hence the Panasonic clones and the T series. They need it in order to continue producing the most desirable cameras in the world, the M series rangefinder cameras, as well as the M-mount lenses, which quality is second to none.
The fact that digital has democratised photography led to there being crowds who will never comprehend the 'M' concept; this explains the incessant Leica criticism we read here everytime Leica launches whatever product. The Leicas are not for those who buy cameras based on specifications.
It's true Leica exposes themselves to ridicule every now and then with those Safari, Hermés, Titanium and Correspondent limited editions, but that's part of the business: as long as there are people willing to buy them, why not? It's a win-win deal.
I don't have the money for a Leica; even if I had, I couldn't care less for rangefinder systems - but I respect the fact Leicas are aspirational products for discerning photographers.

The information I heard was, in fact, incorrect.

The job is done by Dupon photo lab in Paris, as documented here:

http://cpn.canon-europe.com/content/interviews/salgado_genesis.do?page=3

Direct link | Posted on Jun 11, 2015 at 18:31 UTC
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ManuelVilardeMacedo: Even Leica has to survive in this business - hence the Panasonic clones and the T series. They need it in order to continue producing the most desirable cameras in the world, the M series rangefinder cameras, as well as the M-mount lenses, which quality is second to none.
The fact that digital has democratised photography led to there being crowds who will never comprehend the 'M' concept; this explains the incessant Leica criticism we read here everytime Leica launches whatever product. The Leicas are not for those who buy cameras based on specifications.
It's true Leica exposes themselves to ridicule every now and then with those Safari, Hermés, Titanium and Correspondent limited editions, but that's part of the business: as long as there are people willing to buy them, why not? It's a win-win deal.
I don't have the money for a Leica; even if I had, I couldn't care less for rangefinder systems - but I respect the fact Leicas are aspirational products for discerning photographers.

For quite some time, SS insisted on remaining with analogue film. He then felt that (1) mullti X-ray scanning during trips were affecting the film grain and (2) that he could no longer subject his assistants to the ordeal they had to go through at several airports check points and border crossings, while trying to prevent authorities from opening and handling the film canisters.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 11, 2015 at 17:50 UTC
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Angrymagpie: To be honest, I really wanted the Leica Q when it first appeared on DPReview yesterday. Then a few hours later, A7R mk2 happened...

"these are really two very different beasts"...?

If you slap a Sony FE 28mm f/2 to the A7rII, how different will they be except for the extra versatility at a lower price provided by the Sony combo...?

Do you believe that the Leica optics will be miles away from this...?

http://www.dpreview.com/galleries/reviewsamples/photos/3175372/00_dan793b_f2?inalbum=sony-fe-28mm-f-2-samples-gallery

...or is it Leica's extra half stop that qualifies for the "bestiality difference"...?

Direct link | Posted on Jun 11, 2015 at 17:29 UTC
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ManuelVilardeMacedo: Even Leica has to survive in this business - hence the Panasonic clones and the T series. They need it in order to continue producing the most desirable cameras in the world, the M series rangefinder cameras, as well as the M-mount lenses, which quality is second to none.
The fact that digital has democratised photography led to there being crowds who will never comprehend the 'M' concept; this explains the incessant Leica criticism we read here everytime Leica launches whatever product. The Leicas are not for those who buy cameras based on specifications.
It's true Leica exposes themselves to ridicule every now and then with those Safari, Hermés, Titanium and Correspondent limited editions, but that's part of the business: as long as there are people willing to buy them, why not? It's a win-win deal.
I don't have the money for a Leica; even if I had, I couldn't care less for rangefinder systems - but I respect the fact Leicas are aspirational products for discerning photographers.

Mfritter,

From what I've heard, Sebastião gets that B&W look because he gets his digital files sent to Canon who transcribe them to film and then sent those back so that he can put them through traditional analogue post-processing.

If this turns out to be true, it is probably this intelligent willingness on Canon's part that made him opt for the brand.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 11, 2015 at 17:00 UTC
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ManuelVilardeMacedo: Even Leica has to survive in this business - hence the Panasonic clones and the T series. They need it in order to continue producing the most desirable cameras in the world, the M series rangefinder cameras, as well as the M-mount lenses, which quality is second to none.
The fact that digital has democratised photography led to there being crowds who will never comprehend the 'M' concept; this explains the incessant Leica criticism we read here everytime Leica launches whatever product. The Leicas are not for those who buy cameras based on specifications.
It's true Leica exposes themselves to ridicule every now and then with those Safari, Hermés, Titanium and Correspondent limited editions, but that's part of the business: as long as there are people willing to buy them, why not? It's a win-win deal.
I don't have the money for a Leica; even if I had, I couldn't care less for rangefinder systems - but I respect the fact Leicas are aspirational products for discerning photographers.

Manuel, this is "what":

You evoked the pedigree of Leica rangefinders as a renown photographers tool as support for a claimed current-day aspirational status.

I pointed out that, at least, one of those renown photographers has now migrated to another format from another brand most probably - I suspect - because he came to conclusion that seems to elude red-dot struck reviewers in a systematic way: Leicas have been, until now, "so-so" digital photography tools.

Clear now...?

Direct link | Posted on Jun 11, 2015 at 16:56 UTC
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ManuelVilardeMacedo: Even Leica has to survive in this business - hence the Panasonic clones and the T series. They need it in order to continue producing the most desirable cameras in the world, the M series rangefinder cameras, as well as the M-mount lenses, which quality is second to none.
The fact that digital has democratised photography led to there being crowds who will never comprehend the 'M' concept; this explains the incessant Leica criticism we read here everytime Leica launches whatever product. The Leicas are not for those who buy cameras based on specifications.
It's true Leica exposes themselves to ridicule every now and then with those Safari, Hermés, Titanium and Correspondent limited editions, but that's part of the business: as long as there are people willing to buy them, why not? It's a win-win deal.
I don't have the money for a Leica; even if I had, I couldn't care less for rangefinder systems - but I respect the fact Leicas are aspirational products for discerning photographers.

...but there's probably a reason why Sebastião Salgado now shoots with Canon DSLRs, as can be clearly seen throughout the "Genesis" documentary.

...and it is probably not because he's now suddenly an undiscerning photographer who stopped aspiring.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 11, 2015 at 16:10 UTC
On Alpha dog: Hands-on with Sony a7R II article (1091 comments in total)
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PhotoKhan: " PDAF will work even with third-party lenses via existing adapters, including in continuous AF tracking mode"

It's all so easy in these articles...

If "existing adapters" refers to Metabones then the current Canon EF Lens to Sony NEX Smart Adapter - the Mark IV version, MB-EF-E-BM4 - does not list the a7RII as a supported camera.

Also, 3 Canon lenses I own are not referenced as supported in their lenses support tables.

Over 400 EUR on top of the camera's price and "let's see if it works"...Nothing to be giddy about, me thinks...

True. It is a bit early for the camera to be listed.

...So, why the assertive consideration by the author about "PDAF will work even with third-party lenses via existing adapters". How does Barney know they will...?

My 3 lenses, OTOH, have been long available and they are not listed on the Metabones site.

...I tell, it's all rosy in these articles. We're the ones who have to deal with incompatibilities and hassle once we parted with our money.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 11, 2015 at 15:27 UTC
On Alpha dog: Hands-on with Sony a7R II article (1091 comments in total)

" PDAF will work even with third-party lenses via existing adapters, including in continuous AF tracking mode"

It's all so easy in these articles...

If "existing adapters" refers to Metabones then the current Canon EF Lens to Sony NEX Smart Adapter - the Mark IV version, MB-EF-E-BM4 - does not list the a7RII as a supported camera.

Also, 3 Canon lenses I own are not referenced as supported in their lenses support tables.

Over 400 EUR on top of the camera's price and "let's see if it works"...Nothing to be giddy about, me thinks...

Direct link | Posted on Jun 11, 2015 at 11:46 UTC as 142nd comment | 4 replies

How much to the point can a bag be?
...Red point douche, that's how much.

Direct link | Posted on May 20, 2015 at 19:57 UTC as 42nd comment
On Fujifilm X-T10 First Impressions Review preview (544 comments in total)
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PhotoKhan: Good overall quality on the samples but why the vast majority of them underexposed? Is it a camera metering problem or just the photographer's option?

"I have a whack of X cameras".

Hilarious...only on DPR...

Direct link | Posted on May 19, 2015 at 08:06 UTC
On Fujifilm X-T10 First Impressions Review preview (544 comments in total)

Good overall quality on the samples but why the vast majority of them underexposed? Is it a camera metering problem or just the photographer's option?

Direct link | Posted on May 18, 2015 at 11:42 UTC as 110th comment | 4 replies
On Canon EOS 5DS R real world sample gallery posted article (482 comments in total)
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PhotoKhan: "Please note that many of the high ISO images from the EOS 5DS R break DPReview's file size limit on sample images when converted to JPEG"

...and, yet, some users here insist these monster file sizes are not a problem...

I don't do video, so I am not worried about that particular use.

It doesn't matter what those 4000 files have claimed in both storage and transfer times, be it 2014 or any other time-frame storage space.

They average 20Mb per photo. Had they come from a 5Dr/s they would average the triple of that. Even if they came from what I feel is the top limit of my file size sweet spot (30Mb) they would still double the required time and space to deal with them.

Pure and simple...and, for most applications, just absurd.

Direct link | Posted on May 17, 2015 at 15:44 UTC
On Canon EOS 5DS R real world sample gallery posted article (482 comments in total)
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PhotoKhan: "Please note that many of the high ISO images from the EOS 5DS R break DPReview's file size limit on sample images when converted to JPEG"

...and, yet, some users here insist these monster file sizes are not a problem...

HowaboutRAW,

I had no "problems" either, downloading the provided files.

It still took 4 minutes...for 10 photos.

Last year I visited Japan. I took well over 6,000 photos which were trimmed down to a little over 4,000 upon initial review, back home.

The trip folder now rests at 2,428 files, in my system.

I am just glad they average 20Mb a piece and not 60Mb.

As far as I am concerned, 18 to 30Mb is the "sweet spot" for my photography, as far as file size Vs. Raw resolution goes.

Would I like to have some very high resolution files, sometimes? Sure...I am about to depart for an Iceland photo trip and would not refuse a loaned 5Ds/r from Canon Portugal, if they felt like it.

...but for my interests in photography (just about EVERYTHING that makes a compelling subject) I much rather prefer to wait for the 5DMKIV, thank you very much.

Direct link | Posted on May 17, 2015 at 15:27 UTC
On Canon EOS 5DS R real world sample gallery posted article (482 comments in total)
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PhotoKhan: "Please note that many of the high ISO images from the EOS 5DS R break DPReview's file size limit on sample images when converted to JPEG"

...and, yet, some users here insist these monster file sizes are not a problem...

Errr...I am not challenging DPR limits, for sure. If anything, I have have full respect for their (...and your...) limits.

What I am saying is that there are a lot of people here claiming that the mammoth-sized Raw files from the 5Ds/r are not a problem, that one just has to get a decent computer and cheap storage to deal with them when, in fact, it is not so.

For general amateur and semi-pro photography they ARE a problem.

This little wall DPR stumbled upon is just a small but very illustrative and practical example of the type of problems that may always arise.

The thing is: For those who need the gargantuan files for specific applications, it makes sense. For everyone else, it is just cumbersome and non-efficient to juggle around 60Mb image files.

Direct link | Posted on May 17, 2015 at 13:19 UTC
On Canon EOS 5DS R real world sample gallery posted article (482 comments in total)

"Please note that many of the high ISO images from the EOS 5DS R break DPReview's file size limit on sample images when converted to JPEG"

...and, yet, some users here insist these monster file sizes are not a problem...

Direct link | Posted on May 16, 2015 at 23:55 UTC as 19th comment | 12 replies

Apple and Leica interwoven in a technological tarfun, like a punchline to a "Silicon Valley" episode...?
Oh man, I think I just had a small climax moment :)

Direct link | Posted on May 15, 2015 at 19:12 UTC as 50th comment
On Canon EOS 5DS / SR First Impressions Review preview (3439 comments in total)
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hotdog321: Love the "Tulip Sunrise" shot--just a gorgeous image!

But when I downloaded the high rez jpeg, I was pretty shocked at the noisy shadows. The 5D S/R doesn't appear to be nearly as good as I expected.

Not a troll--I've been shooting Canon professionally for 35 years. I'm honestly looking forward to the hypothetical 5D IV or 1DXX, but they better do a better job on these cameras than they did on the 5D S/R.

Insightful, as usual :)

...It's deeply disturbing. I am almost certain I was getting better high dynamic range results with my standard PP approach and my old 30D...

Direct link | Posted on May 13, 2015 at 01:24 UTC
On Canon EOS 5DS R added to studio test scene comparison article (518 comments in total)
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PhotoKhan: If I click all over the scene, with RAW selected and different sample ISOs, what I see is that a $4,000 camera delivers the same overall highres quality of a camera that costs more than double (as a system, it even exceeds it, if we look at corners).

It doesn't matter that I am not the target for this camera. I can recognize success in a project when I see it.

Well, excellent!
I am sure those users will be flocking to it.
Hey, it may even drive the second-hand price up...

Direct link | Posted on May 6, 2015 at 14:35 UTC
On Canon EOS 5DS R added to studio test scene comparison article (518 comments in total)
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PhotoKhan: If I click all over the scene, with RAW selected and different sample ISOs, what I see is that a $4,000 camera delivers the same overall highres quality of a camera that costs more than double (as a system, it even exceeds it, if we look at corners).

It doesn't matter that I am not the target for this camera. I can recognize success in a project when I see it.

By downsampling and then upsampling comparison files?

Sure.

...and, after all, that's what they do on a daily basis in produce and fashion photography, right?

Direct link | Posted on May 6, 2015 at 14:23 UTC
On Canon EOS 5DS R added to studio test scene comparison article (518 comments in total)

If I click all over the scene, with RAW selected and different sample ISOs, what I see is that a $4,000 camera delivers the same overall highres quality of a camera that costs more than double (as a system, it even exceeds it, if we look at corners).

It doesn't matter that I am not the target for this camera. I can recognize success in a project when I see it.

Direct link | Posted on May 6, 2015 at 14:09 UTC as 78th comment | 5 replies
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