mrmut

mrmut

Lives in Korea (North) Korea (North)
Joined on Jul 8, 2009

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Winning photo is stunning! :-)

Direct link | Posted on Feb 22, 2015 at 21:28 UTC as 10th comment
On Olympus OM-D E-M5 II First Impressions Review preview (1319 comments in total)

Terrible photographs. Bad quality, and generally underwhelming, which I don't think it is due to camera.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 20, 2015 at 20:30 UTC as 70th comment
On Olympus OM-D E-M5 II First Impressions Review preview (1319 comments in total)
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Kim Letkeman: No PDAF ... same grip ... same OIS specs ... not that exciting.

High end video specs ... now that's exciting. Now we wait to see how good the codec is at any bandwidth ... and of course how long it can record before giving up ...

Actually, Kim is right. No PDAF is deal killer for professionals with many lenses with this camera. Other than that, it does look great. Quite similar to E4xx series.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 13, 2015 at 16:40 UTC
On Canon 7D mirror box filmed at 10,000fps article (174 comments in total)

Brilliant video! Thanks! :-)

Direct link | Posted on Feb 1, 2015 at 16:08 UTC as 9th comment

The photograph is nice; the price is but a detail.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 15, 2014 at 07:31 UTC as 38th comment

This looks phenomenal.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 1, 2014 at 22:49 UTC as 21st comment
On Morning Wake-up Call in the My Best Photo of the Week challenge (14 comments in total)

Phenomenal.

What is the pixel-level quality? This image is easily of fine-art quality.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 26, 2014 at 20:47 UTC as 4th comment
On 'See Impossible': Canon counts down to... something. article (1658 comments in total)
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Sdaniella: user programmable pixel level multi-iso (multi-gain) full res color zone-system full frame Ultra-HDR (DR 22+ EV) stills (video) real time capture FF 40mp+ (adjustable + previewable LIVE with Canon Final Image Simulation) with IQ with clean finest detail and 'no noise' (NR that doesn't distort details) in extreme lowest light (below 0.01 lux) dual-pixel PDAF (full-frame) ... and throw in global shutter, too ... (sensor that runs much cooler than any todate; DiG!C #?) ... and up to 240fps+ (intended for HDR flexibility) ... H.265 for video 4k/8k and 2k/1080p ... and ... tri-mode evf-ovf hybrid VF with a top hinged modular VASS (vari-angle swivel screen) ... touch screen wifi remote ...

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( o.o) ---( hehehehe ... )
o(")(")

as for medium format ... they'd have to create a whole bunch of EOS E-MF lenses ... unlikely (not impossible)

Made my day :-)

Direct link | Posted on Oct 6, 2014 at 17:28 UTC
On Fujifilm X100T Overview preview (646 comments in total)

Really great. X100 is on my wish list for a while now. Pity DxO Optics doesn't support new sensor, would buy 100T this instant.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 12, 2014 at 10:43 UTC as 60th comment
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mrmut: This is rude. I would sue, and request reparations.

The same situation is if a remote IR trigger is set, which would result in a photo when an animal snap it. If not for a photographer, the image would not exist.

I came to think that the monkey had a hidden agenda.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 7, 2014 at 15:59 UTC
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Easycass: A simplified view...

Definition: To 'take' a photo means 'initiate the exposure', regardless of where the camera is mounted, what is in the frame, who or what is holding the camera, how much lugging it took to get there, how much expense, how much post-processing was done, who posted it, or where it was posted. Agreed?

Copyright: If a person initiates an exposure, whether a single shot, a self-timed, remote-released or trigger-released shot, creating a single exposure, sequence of exposures or video sequence, then, unless the person waives their rights in some written agreement, they own the copyright. Agreed?

Scenario 1: If a person is not holding the camera, but initiates the exposure(s) then copyright is theirs.

Scenario 2: If a person is not holding the camera, and does not initiate the exposure(s) then copyright is not theirs. If the exposure was initiated by another human, copyright belongs to that other person. If not initiated by a human, there is no copyright.

It is simple, really - the photographer did initiate the exposure, by giving the camera to monkey.

If he had handed a bomb to monkey, and monkey activated it, would anyone blame the monkey?

Direct link | Posted on Aug 7, 2014 at 06:48 UTC

This is rude. I would sue, and request reparations.

The same situation is if a remote IR trigger is set, which would result in a photo when an animal snap it. If not for a photographer, the image would not exist.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 7, 2014 at 05:33 UTC as 409th comment | 4 replies
On Sony Alpha 7S added to test scene comparison tool article (272 comments in total)
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NeilJones: 12mp is only really good for posting on Facebook. Looks like most photogs out there will be fine! Doh.

Good one. :-)

Direct link | Posted on Jun 20, 2014 at 11:58 UTC
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mrmut: Viewing war photos during exhibitions often makes me wander how in the world a photographer got out of that alive AND take a picture.

I am not sure if we should mourn war photographers, given that they accepted their faith in advance; mourning them seems a bit disrespectful. It makes much more sense just to appreciate photographer's work.

Apart from that, Afghanistan was not a very smart move for a woman photographer. Her presence there was insulting to locals on many levels (regardless of how that can be perceived by westerners - it is Afghans' country).

Just as an update - took a look at the documentary, but it didn't impress me. OTOH I personally met an talked extensively with some of the actual war photographers, all in all, it seemed to me that they all carry deep wounds that make them do what they do.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 6, 2014 at 21:02 UTC
On Get more accurate color with camera calibration article (208 comments in total)

The color after calibration is unrealistic, especially with monks.

I have been using Xrite ACR calibrator and Color Checker while ago. - They are a joke. ACR has really bad profiles as is, and it is not that CC and Yrite will fix that. I have also tried whole load of other calibration software packages, and in short - if you want precision, you need color checked SG, ideal lighting, and very expensive profiling software. The common Color Checker useful just to very if the colors are (relatively) OK.

But there is a trick! - If you want precise colors easy, just ask the manufacturer what settings to tick in their in-house RAW developer. And voila! The only thing left is precision of white balance.

The best way to verify the color precision is:
1. take a RAW photo of a colorful painting
2. load and process the image on a calibrated screen
3. put a painting one the side of a screen and light it well with light of correct temp

If the painting and the monitor image match, you are there.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 29, 2014 at 07:08 UTC as 29th comment | 1 reply
On Leica T (Typ 701) First Impressions Review preview (2242 comments in total)

A beautiful ode to consumerism, mixed with an enormous amount of pretentiousness (just take a look at their advert). What everyone would appreciate is that they made a Micro 43 body with CCD sensor with no AA filter. Or something in that line. This "T" is just nonsense. (Make a T camera, and not make it from Titanium at that price point. I would like to see them bragging about machining titanium.)

The comments below about how long this product is built to last is also very interesting. Any electronic or mechanical camera system can last however long you want it to, given you service it when needed. And when service is in Q, any professional system will do the same. My 11 year old Olympus E-1 is routinely sent to service, and all is fine. Try that with M8.

This is another idiotic product for rich people that don't know sh*t about photography. And yes, Hasselblad Luna immediately came to my mind. These two, and Leica X cameras all go hand-in-hand.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 25, 2014 at 08:32 UTC as 475th comment
On Sony Alpha 7S in low-light: See video at ISO 409,600 article (244 comments in total)

This is sick. If I haven't seen it, I wouldn't believe it.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 11, 2014 at 23:17 UTC as 50th comment
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mrmut: Viewing war photos during exhibitions often makes me wander how in the world a photographer got out of that alive AND take a picture.

I am not sure if we should mourn war photographers, given that they accepted their faith in advance; mourning them seems a bit disrespectful. It makes much more sense just to appreciate photographer's work.

Apart from that, Afghanistan was not a very smart move for a woman photographer. Her presence there was insulting to locals on many levels (regardless of how that can be perceived by westerners - it is Afghans' country).

It is important not to impose own values to other people, especially to those of other ethnicity / nation. Afghanistan is a very poor country that has seen a succession of occupations by powerful states during the last two hundred or so years. Each of those imposed their set of values, and each time there was many civilian casualties. Moralizing this situation from a cozy room and in front of a computer connected to internet, seems like a Monthy Pyton sketch.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 5, 2014 at 06:45 UTC

Viewing war photos during exhibitions often makes me wander how in the world a photographer got out of that alive AND take a picture.

I am not sure if we should mourn war photographers, given that they accepted their faith in advance; mourning them seems a bit disrespectful. It makes much more sense just to appreciate photographer's work.

Apart from that, Afghanistan was not a very smart move for a woman photographer. Her presence there was insulting to locals on many levels (regardless of how that can be perceived by westerners - it is Afghans' country).

Direct link | Posted on Apr 4, 2014 at 21:16 UTC as 53rd comment | 5 replies

Why, the camera looks fine. It is certainly more sensible thing than the Lunar. The price just reflects the target audience, so I don't think it is a big deal.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 4, 2014 at 05:45 UTC as 157th comment
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