kociasek

kociasek

Lives in Poland Wroclaw, Poland
Works as a translator
Joined on Dec 6, 2005

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On Adobe details OS support for next version of Lightroom article (193 comments in total)
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Peiasdf: About time 10 years after 64-bit replaced 32-bit on most PC. I also wonder if this is related to most smartphone running on 64-bit SoC now so Adobe can consolidate coding to 64-bit only.

Now if only the next Civilization game is 64-bit and supports multi-core.

Ten years, really? Can you prove it? I doubt it. I still use 32-bit Windows, and at least four of my friends do the same.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 23, 2015 at 00:26 UTC
On Quick Look: The art of the unforeground article (84 comments in total)
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kociasek: Excellent images and an interesting tip. Using foreground as negative space seems challenging, I must give it a try :)

Come to think of it, I'd crop the second image a bit from the top. But the "unforeground" works well.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 10, 2015 at 15:14 UTC
On Quick Look: The art of the unforeground article (84 comments in total)

Excellent images and an interesting tip. Using foreground as negative space seems challenging, I must give it a try :)

Direct link | Posted on Jan 10, 2015 at 14:54 UTC as 40th comment | 1 reply
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deep7: It's actually quite nice to see this "record" temporarily being held by one of the world's great landscape photographers and for such a fine image. He isn't just a very good photographer but is very fussy about print quality and talented at marketing (obviously!!).

Recently, this record was held by one of the blandest photographers I've ever "seen", a photoshopped image of a river bank. That was much harder to comprehend.

I should note that an internet reproduction will only ever give us a general idea of what the image looks like in the flesh. I'll bet this one is a stunner. It's a bit like seeing a real Constable painting, compared to one on a place mat or biscuit tin. No comparison at all!

@b craw That was an excellent reply. Let me just add that deep7 most likely has NOT seen "Rhein II", only some weak representations of it, i.e. small digital images online rather than the huge print (210x380cm framed). I haven't seen it either, so I will not comment on how good or bad it is. But I find Gursky's work intriguing, especially after watching some documentaries about the guy on YouTube.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 12, 2014 at 20:51 UTC
On What is equivalence and why should I care? article (2073 comments in total)
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kociasek: The caption under the photograph of the four lenses seems to be wrong. It says:
"These four lenses are all 85mm equivalent F1.2s. However, this does not mean they're all 85mm F1.2 equivalent."
Unless I'm mistaken, "equivalent" should be dropped from the first sentence.

Richard, thanks for your reply, my mistake. I overlooked the fact that the actual focal lengths are different. A hyphen would help: "85mm-equivalent F1.2s."

Direct link | Posted on Jul 11, 2014 at 18:45 UTC
On What is equivalence and why should I care? article (2073 comments in total)

The caption under the photograph of the four lenses seems to be wrong. It says:
"These four lenses are all 85mm equivalent F1.2s. However, this does not mean they're all 85mm F1.2 equivalent."
Unless I'm mistaken, "equivalent" should be dropped from the first sentence.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 11, 2014 at 16:25 UTC as 120th comment | 22 replies
On Samsung NX30 Review preview (413 comments in total)

Based on other reviews of this camera, I'd say this review is sorely lacking, omitting a number of problems, in particular there's no mention of the fact that the EVF has lousy lenses that blur corners of the image during framing, which - coupled with small magnification and streaking - makes its use distinctly unpleasant.
I read so on two different camera websites (in Polish):
http://fotoblogia.pl/460,samsung-nx30-test
http://www.optyczne.pl/268.1-Test_aparatu-Samsung_NX30_Wst%C4%99p.html

Direct link | Posted on May 21, 2014 at 20:13 UTC as 76th comment | 8 replies

They will provide each registered user with a free hammer bearing the Fuji logo...

Direct link | Posted on Mar 5, 2012 at 21:14 UTC as 92nd comment | 1 reply
On Panasonic launches rugged DMC-TS4 / FT4 article (75 comments in total)
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LukeDuciel: Well, it looks I still have to wait another iteration to replace my D10 for snorkel cam.

24mm on wide angle would be better since you got reduced FOV in water.

230k dots screen is tooooo old for 2012.

You are absolutely right, wide angle is the single most important thing underwater. You will find it on Lumix TS20/FT20 also announced today, where it starts at 25mm.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 31, 2012 at 10:51 UTC
On Panasonic makes DMC-TS20 semi-rugged compact camera article (14 comments in total)

DPReview says the focal range is 25-100mm, but the specification chart says it's 29–108 mm. What's wrong? I guess it must start at 25mm because it says so on the front panel of the camera.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 31, 2012 at 10:36 UTC as 9th comment | 1 reply
On Slender Elegance in the Y axis challenge (4 comments in total)

A beautiful object deserves to be well presented and this photo is absolutely perfect. Congratulations!

Direct link | Posted on Apr 8, 2011 at 12:10 UTC as 4th comment
On White Sands Photographer in the Balance challenge (2 comments in total)

Excellent!

Direct link | Posted on Apr 8, 2011 at 07:04 UTC as 2nd comment

I like her smile! One suggestion - make it square and crop the right (shadowy) part of her face and a bit of her neck. Best regards, Marcin

Direct link | Posted on Mar 21, 2011 at 18:17 UTC as 1st comment
On Buried in the ~ Snowed On~ (BW + Dayshots Only) challenge (4 comments in total)

Congratulations! I hope it wasn't your motorbike ;-)

Direct link | Posted on Feb 25, 2011 at 23:24 UTC as 3rd comment
On Beauty in the KIDS challenge (9 comments in total)

I love the reflective look, the painterly lighting, the slightly ruffled hair. Well done!

Direct link | Posted on Jan 18, 2011 at 16:47 UTC as 3rd comment
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