duchamp

duchamp

Lives in Israel Israel
Joined on May 6, 2009

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gsum: Thanks for the warning regarding aerosol sprays - I would never have thought that fire could be dangerous.

Do it outside on a windy day.

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EssexAsh: were they Leica specific rubber bands? £20 each?

The Hasselblad bands and pantyhose will fit only medium format.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 13, 2014 at 10:03 UTC
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Todd Ka: The music is annoying.

I watched the video mute and still understood the ideas perfectly.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 13, 2014 at 09:58 UTC
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Ken Phillips: I have used a mirror with a "window" sash pattern and real curtains taped on the thing for indoor portraits, 'cuz the light coming through the window is never quite right (or, like me, your studio has no windows!)

The shape of the square softbox is made to mimic light coming through the window.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 13, 2014 at 09:56 UTC

Some tips can be very useful when on an emergency shootout (nothing but the camera available) and one needs to improvise.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 13, 2014 at 09:48 UTC as 17th comment
On A look at the Lomography Petzval 85mm F2.2 lens article (156 comments in total)

Is there a major difference from the Lensbabies?

Direct link | Posted on Jul 9, 2014 at 11:17 UTC as 7th comment | 1 reply
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ScottRH: The D810 looks like the body D700 users may go for since the FPS is up. It should not take long to see if all of the D800/E issues are fixed.
But then again, a D710? !

A D710 with a 16mp D4/4s sensor and similar low light capabilities, 51+ AF points, 7-8 fps, silent motionless electronic shutter, 1080/60P + 4K video, 3.2' Full HD screen, WIFI, viewfinder with an optional semi-transparent LCD layer for precise manual focusing, etc.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 30, 2014 at 12:46 UTC
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ScottRH: The D810 looks like the body D700 users may go for since the FPS is up. It should not take long to see if all of the D800/E issues are fixed.
But then again, a D710? !

A D710 with a 16mp D4/4s sensor, 51 point AF, 8 fps, 4K video, etc.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 30, 2014 at 12:29 UTC
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peevee1: How come they need a firmware update for every camera to support a new lens? And what other lens makers are supposed to do, who cannot upgrade a firmware in every Fujifilm camera as soon as they release a new lens? And what will happen to old bodies when they go out of support eventually - no compatibility with new lenses for them?
Seems like a bad standard.

New lenses will work ok, but will not show up correctly in the exif.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 29, 2014 at 14:55 UTC
On Nikon D810 Preview preview (1055 comments in total)
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Ivan Lietaert: No need for 4K video??? That must be in a parallel universe.

There's an adapter from Nikon lens to Panasonic bodies. The GH4 has a great manual focus assistance during video.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 26, 2014 at 08:28 UTC

I think these unremarkable pictures could gain greatly from a short story about the depiction under each.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 24, 2014 at 07:08 UTC as 6th comment
On Hands on with the Pentax 645Z article (648 comments in total)

How about offering a number of useful zoom lenses: the 2.8 wide/medium/tele trio and a superzoom 28-300 equiv.?

Direct link | Posted on Apr 16, 2014 at 12:09 UTC as 92nd comment | 5 replies
On Pentax K-3 preview (961 comments in total)
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duchamp: Wow! Specs wise it looks like a D400 Nikon never made. Should it be in a Nikon pro body (as in D300/700/800) I'd buy one.

Of course Nikon should sweeten these specs with 60p video, 1/500 sync speed, 3 times more focus points, twice as much frames per charge and, last but not least, built-in WiFi.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 1, 2014 at 10:20 UTC
On Pentax K-3 preview (961 comments in total)

Wow! Specs wise it looks like a D400 Nikon never made. Should it be in a Nikon pro body (as in D300/700/800) I'd buy one.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 1, 2014 at 07:16 UTC as 53rd comment | 7 replies
On 900MP portraits show human face in extreme detail article (289 comments in total)
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Mike Sandman: Many of the comments seem to miss the point. What's interesting is that it's possible to take such detailed images of an object that's the size of a human head, plus or minus an order of magnitude. The technique and the robotic tool will certainly be put to use for purposes other than making this mildly repulsive yet intriguing demonstration.

A challenge: What do you think the technique & tool could be used for, either for art or for science?

To BartyLobethal,

For panoramas you can use a much much much less expensive GigaPan EPIC.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 20, 2014 at 08:32 UTC
On Am I missing something here? article (636 comments in total)

As a devoted Nikon SLR user I went for Fuji X100 as my pocket camera. It has everything I ever wanted for: great pic quality, great external controls, great looks. Pity Nikon doesn't compete there, I'd rather buy a Nikon X100.

When traveling I carry 2 bodies with a wide angle and a tele lenses on each and the X100 instead of the 24-70.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 13, 2014 at 10:56 UTC as 179th comment
On Nikon announces flagship D4s professional DSLR article (85 comments in total)
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KingshukB: Nikon announced 5 Full Frame bodies in 2013 and 5 APC Bodies.

FF : D800,D800E,D600,D610,D4..

APSC : D3200,D3300,D5200,D5300,D7100..

now in Feb, D4S...

Please nikon Announce D400 as soon as possible.

+1. I also want a D400.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 25, 2014 at 15:16 UTC
On Exposing another side of Sochi article (178 comments in total)
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b craw: The Sochi Project actually consists of a series of publications featuring Hornstra's photographs and van Bruggen's texts, resulting from multiple visits to Sochi. It cannot be very successfully argued that these works do not have a political dimension - they do. But taken in totality they strike me as more interesting as mediations of the photographic relationship of photographer and subject, identity, as well as editorialization relating to place. Hornstra has spoken of his processes, which include using medium and large format film cameras, as a means of lengthening the interaction between himself and the subject, thus establishing a form of ease, even intimacy; this is a calculated decision as to process. While similar aesthetically to the likes of Rineke Dijkstra, often absent obvious concern for gymnastic angles and other formal devices often used in photography, his photos can often present a flat matter of factness of subject. It can at times feel both removed and piercing or humanizing. I state this from my own perception(s), not what is written about his work. Fair game to criticize formal dynamics, political dimensions, etc., but I've found some decent rewards in spending some time looking at a larger selection of his work.

Aesthetic...mannerism...I don't know what you are talking about: these lousy pictures look like taken from a family album. And are of any interest only to the family they belong to.

Strange that they made their way to the front page of a premium internet site. Maybe they are here because a famous photographer made them? This is a shame that lousy pictures are considered great only because their author is famous. Wake up, the king is naked!

Direct link | Posted on Feb 20, 2014 at 07:27 UTC
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duchamp: I felt as if Nikon representatives were puppets under strict control as they tried to be as less informative answers as possible. Such a great opportunity missed to intrigue a vast audience. Nikon disappoints me once more.

They could spill some info about their current developments and maybe future trends.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 19, 2014 at 16:32 UTC
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JohnEwing: D300s users have been looking forward to a D400 like Christians awaiting the Second Coming. I loved & still love my D300s and would have grabbed an updated version (e.g. with the D7100 sensor) had it appeared in 2012 or last year. But it didn't, so I got fed up waiting and upgraded to a D600, which for me anyway has totally removed any desire for the D400 (not to mention the budget). I suspect a lot of D300s users have done the same thing. I suspect that Nikon sees the "D400" market this way too - i.e. dwindling devotees huddling in a back room while the parade goes by.

I discovered myself that the FF step isn't so expensive. There are lots of older Niion lenses that work beautifully, and some spiffy-but-inexpensive new lenses for full frame which - drop a tear - ain't Nikon.

To Adrian Van,
I thought in the exact same way. :-) By the way, Df technically is the same camera as D610 but with awful ergonomics and a very steep pricing. I own a Fuji X100 and I like its ergonomics (and pricing) much more.

To taktak91,
when one is heavily invested in lenses converting to another brand is much more painful than buying a new body.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 19, 2014 at 07:28 UTC
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