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starwolfy: Amazing...but my 27 inch monitor is not large enough to display my 10mp Leica M8 files at 100% And I don't even talk about reviewing a picture in vertical mode...which is ridiculously small even on 27 inches. Don't you think this resolution war is a bit overdone ?

Amazing...apparently unaware of all the ways photos are displayed aside from personal use monitors, some of which require the highest resolution possible. ;-)

Direct link | Posted on Apr 20, 2015 at 00:36 UTC

A magnetic closure in close proximity to where someone might store memory cards? Hmmmm.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 17, 2015 at 21:27 UTC as 2nd comment
On Olympus OM-D E-M5 II First Impressions Review preview (1392 comments in total)

Confused the on/off indicator with the mode select indicator. Really? They're on opposite sides of the dial and look entirely different.

Then making it sound like the articulating screen is a bit of a bother.

It's almost like the reviewer had to come up with some little niggles just to avoid being accused of being some sort of fanboy. ;-)

Direct link | Posted on Feb 22, 2015 at 17:47 UTC as 54th comment
On Olympus PEN E-PL7 First Impressions Review preview (503 comments in total)

Not everyone wants an EVF. In fact, I know people who "cut their photography teeth" on P&S or phones who don't like using an EVF. Some of them have bought DSLRs, based on recommendations by "experts", and complain about how difficult they are to use with LV. (they don't like using the OVF) Sure, that's them being impractical, but the "experts" never stopped to think that someone who spent 5 years taking photos with a phone and/or a P&S might find it unnatural to hold a camera at eye level.

Some of them have also bought various bridge cameras and MILCs, and even when the model they have has an EVF, they use the LCD, as they are used to taking photos that way.

This is why the reviewer refers to the difficulty of balancing a camera like this between the "stepping up from a phone" crowd and more experienced users.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 28, 2014 at 09:47 UTC as 101st comment | 1 reply
On Instagram responds to clamor around TOS changes post (77 comments in total)

FB already has the controversial terms in their policy for IP content. Their IP policy says: "You grant us a non-exclusive, transferable, sub-licensable, royalty-free, worldwide license to use any IP content that you post on or in connection with Facebook (IP License). This is almost the exact same verbiage that got Instagram into trouble with users.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 21, 2012 at 05:16 UTC as 5th comment
On Maximum security prison in the E-Foods challenge (2 comments in total)


Direct link | Posted on Apr 6, 2012 at 13:59 UTC as 2nd comment
On Easter Eggs in the E-Foods challenge (1 comment in total)

I love the sense of contrast between the ornately hand painted egg and the cheap candy wrappers.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 6, 2012 at 13:59 UTC as 1st comment
On Self Potrait with Flute in the You (READ THE RULES) challenge (1 comment in total)

Correction to the info: the bounce flash was on-camera in TTL mode.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 22, 2012 at 13:01 UTC as 1st comment
On Multiplicity in the You (READ THE RULES) challenge (4 comments in total)

Nice photo,good work on the composite which, I must say, goes way beyond the "Basic PP" rule. ;-)

Direct link | Posted on Jan 22, 2012 at 12:57 UTC as 1st comment

Why mention a camera like this as a replacement for a FF dslr, much less any dslr? Why do some people not seem to get it that not every mirrorless camera is supposed to be a dslr replacement? To me it's an amusing (and sometimes annoying) aspect of the dslr/mirrorless "debate" that people keep saying "mirrorless can't do what my dslr can do..."

There are those of us who appreciate the "old school", 35mm rangefinder approach to photography. I would suggest people don't look a the X-Pro1 as a replacement for a dslr any more than people looked at the Leica M4 as a 35mm slr replacement during the film era.

The same goes for zooms. I'm sure they will come, but it's obvious Fuji is not trying to beat the competition "mano a mano" but rather is using the success of the X100 as a indicator of the niche they are wanting to fill.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 13, 2012 at 12:34 UTC as 32nd comment | 2 replies

You 2 must be the only people who missed this:

Direct link | Posted on Oct 10, 2011 at 19:42 UTC as 1st comment
On My half in the Obligatory Photographer Self-Portrait challenge (1 comment in total)

You must have missed this:

Direct link | Posted on Oct 10, 2011 at 19:41 UTC as 1st comment
On Olympus launches VF-3 and announces E-PL3 US pricing article (55 comments in total)

I'm bemused by the continual posts all over this site "Make ____ Olympus product more like __________ brand. Heck, just go ahead and buy the other brand, folks. If you don't understand that Olympus is wanting to blaze its own path in the m4/3 market, then you should indeed switch brands. It will save you the frustration of constantly griping when Olympus does something their own way instead of copying others.

BTW, news flash on build in EVF-right now, more people have "grown up" using cameras with no EVF than have used one, so the marketing numbers are against those who say "we want an EVF". That we is an ever decreasing market segment, like it or not.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 27, 2011 at 17:18 UTC as 29th comment | 3 replies
On Double Feature in the It's Just a Jump to the Left... challenge (5 comments in total)

As I host, I was disappointed by the low number of entries. Also, so many were simply shots of transvestites, which is not really directly related to RHPS. However, if I had disqualified all the photos which I felt didn't really match the theme, there would have been only about 3 or 4 photos left. So I reinstated them.

I think this indicates a few things. First, not a lot of people persuing the challenge section were aware of or understand the subculture surrounding RHPS and related events. (Maybe I should have told people to rent a copy of the movie "Fame" so they could see what goes on at an RHPS showing LOL). Second, I get the feeling some entrants may have done a minimal of research, or even just asked a friend what the movie was about, and figured that since the lead character is a transvestite, pics of transvestites were suitable. I'll allow for that...

But on a deeper level I think it reflects that people will often impose a very personal interpretation of a theme or rule. Sometimes I find this personal interpretion to be a surprise in a good way. The photographer saw an angle on the theme I wasn't considering. Other times though, it really is a matter of a photographer simply entering a photo in the hopes of getting votes, likely knowing full well it doesn't really match the theme or rules.

For this challenge, I was expecting a lot more photos of lucious red lips, women (and men) in boustiers, body builders in Speedos and "Cosplay" style photos in general. Yes, I guess the RHPS fans were on vacation...

Direct link | Posted on Aug 27, 2010 at 13:56 UTC as 2nd comment
On Double Feature in the It's Just a Jump to the Left... challenge (5 comments in total)

You definitely got the theme! Maybe add a squirtgun? ;-)

Direct link | Posted on Aug 26, 2010 at 01:42 UTC as 5th comment
On It's all over. in the Lithium challenge (7 comments in total)

This challenge involves a difficult subject. It's not meant to be one where people can say "Hey kids, look at these nice shots". Having been treated for depression myself, I find this photo portrays a very real aspect of the illness.

I can go back and find many photos in other challenges that are far more disturbing. One I well remember is of a 30 something prostitute, taken on her birthday-she looks 60 something because drugs and her lifestyle have had a terrible effect on her physically.

Photography is meant to capture and display a given person's perspective of the world.
Some people operate cameras. Others use them to create images. There is a difference.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 31, 2010 at 04:46 UTC as 4th comment
On The melancholy of decay in the The Land That Time Forgot... challenge (6 comments in total)

Really as nice as this photo is to an extent, it's pretty obvious that the consensus of low votes is more indicative of it's quality than the huge spike of 5 star ratings.

Looks like someone had a lot of friends. LOL

Direct link | Posted on Feb 27, 2010 at 04:09 UTC as 6th comment
On Unmoving dance in the "Dead Space"? challenge (1 comment in total)

The lighting is excellent. But what really pulls it all together is the dancer looking to her right, adn the expression on her face.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 14, 2010 at 01:11 UTC as 1st comment
On Serenity in the "Dead Space"? challenge (2 comments in total)

The tonality of the mist keeps the "dead space" from being wasted. There are two levels to this photo too. First the overall composition in which the space draws attention to the house and trees. But then the boat in the lower left in turn is a composition within a composition. Great work!

Direct link | Posted on Feb 14, 2010 at 01:08 UTC as 2nd comment
On I'm out'a here in the Shot in the back challenge (6 comments in total)

It's a common problem with the challenges to have people loosely interpret or completely misinterpret the theme, in both entries and voting. As a host, I can relate to Alex missing an entry that should have been disqualified. I certainly have. I can also relate to people giving high ratings to entries that don't really express the intent of the challenge. Most seem to vote simply for those images which are the most eye-catching whether they offer a narrative appropriate to the challenge or not.

As hosts, we can try to make the theme and rules as clear as possible, and someone will always disregard them.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 20, 2009 at 15:44 UTC as 2nd comment
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