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I'll just get myself a maxisficer...

Direct link | Posted on Jul 24, 2013 at 02:17 UTC as 43rd comment | 1 reply

If it's written on the Internet then it MUST be true...

Direct link | Posted on Jul 15, 2013 at 22:53 UTC as 127th comment
On French student creates SLR using 3D printer article (156 comments in total)

At some point in time we'll have replicators, Star Trek style...
3D printing will do for the time being :-)

Direct link | Posted on Jul 9, 2013 at 19:44 UTC as 25th comment

Oh, OK. I'll have them in my prayers then...

Direct link | Posted on Jul 4, 2013 at 20:18 UTC as 12th comment

The new MacPro is fine and dandy but any hardware is sold by the brilliant software that works beautifully smooth and fast only on that platform. I can get good hardware anywhere. And unfortunately I can get great pro software everywhere else but Apple.
LR has leapfrogged Aperture. Twice.
Apple doesn't seem to care anymore about the pros that keep them alive in the dark hours of the mid '90s. They're too busy focusing on the teenage crowd now...

Direct link | Posted on Jun 11, 2013 at 02:12 UTC as 21st comment | 3 replies
On Is this the new Leica 'Mini M'? article (370 comments in total)
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architographer: If Mini M is a X-zoom, that is a big disappointment.

But I still prefer and appreciate to carry M9+21SEM, instead of 800E+14-24.

Quality of images is not from pixel-peeping level of sharpness. The life of images weights a lot on micro-contrast instead. And the life of photographs is only from the photographer.

Umm sharpness is usually linked to micro-contrast...

Direct link | Posted on Jun 2, 2013 at 16:47 UTC
On Is this the new Leica 'Mini M'? article (370 comments in total)

Mini M(e)? (e) from electronic viewfinder...

Direct link | Posted on Jun 2, 2013 at 16:45 UTC as 15th comment
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Reg Natarajan: Supply and demand. When there are cameras everywhere, the need to pay people a lot of money to take photos ends. And no, the marketplace does not care about the talent of these photographers. Get over it. The photography most people want to see is the video of Toronto mayor Rob Ford smoking crack. You can bemoan that fact, but it is true, and there's a lesson there that everyone involved in photography should learn.

Silly me... I though you said pornography... it's photography you're talking about....

Direct link | Posted on Jun 1, 2013 at 02:12 UTC
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Drew Conway: I get all my news in single line sentence headlines thanks to cnn.com, espn.com, and the like. No time to read newspapers.

You wonder why you have no time to read the newspaper? That might be the real issue.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 1, 2013 at 02:07 UTC
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rallyfan: In one of the (universally useless) articles on this site about a Leica product, at least two muppets were insisting PJs use Leica gear. They seemed otherwise healthy so it's not like they had concussions; they actually believed it.

Where are those halfwits now?

I said in a previous post that anyone with a work flow and a production method is at risk from the dozens of guys with wifi tablets that fire off their shots instantly. By the time you pack your precious gear and perform your oh so scary talented art there are twenty photos and two videos all over the web.

You get to keep your better images and the Pullitzer too. Congrats boys.

So you're OK that rally pictures will forever suck Rallyfan... right?

Direct link | Posted on Jun 1, 2013 at 02:04 UTC

In other news, The Chicago Sun is setting....

Direct link | Posted on Jun 1, 2013 at 01:52 UTC as 73rd comment
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PhotoKhan: Myself, I am anxiously waiting for layoffs of surgeons from hospitals and all surgical interventions to be performed by Rhianna fans, under YouTube instructions tapped in a single central cost-efficient medical directorate, using their iPhones (...and nothing less than iPhones, of course...be serious...).

...It's, like, I almost wish I already had an operable hernia.

I nearly spilled my coffee on the screen...

Direct link | Posted on Jun 1, 2013 at 01:50 UTC
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dccdp: Well, this is what you get when you promote a culture where management is a profession on its own, where "leaders" worship the myth of "managing" abstract "resources", and have zero experience in the industry/art/field specific to their organization.

Amen to that brother! That kind of thinking brought about the demise of manufacturing in North America and now when they want to bring it back it's extremely difficult to find anyone qualified.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 1, 2013 at 01:46 UTC
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star shooter: Take away ALL digital devices and go back to film then see how many can produce a good photo. Those skills were lost when digital came in. Back when I was PJ we used TRI X and as a cadet, we spent 6 months in the darkroom learning the art.

Newspapers hung on to their staff. This is how they grew, not just producing good news and pics but loyalty form their staff. Not now. Kids coming out of Uni into journalism don't have to be trained in the art of photography. They just pull out their Iphone, a Blackberry or a Tablet and take a pic.

What's happened in the US is happening all around the world. Over here in Australia, News Ltd has sacked 1000's of photogs and journos. Instagram, Iphone Ipad pics are now being taken cadet journos.

The days of news print is numbered. Online news, video, streaming to your Tablet, Iphone, Ipad is becoming the norm and will be increased as we embrace the world of hi technolgy and digital imaging.

One can learn sooo much rom the few "Likes" he gets on his photos...

Direct link | Posted on May 31, 2013 at 00:32 UTC
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Andrew Maltzoff: I used to work for Tower Records when vinyl was kicked out by CD's, which are now almost a thing of the past. Yet people still listen and apreciate music with more people being able to produce them..
Photojournalism is the same. Times are changing, the skill and passion hasn't. If anything it's an open market where anyone, if they're good enough can be part it.
The only danger is the overall standard of Photojurnalism could diminish without a level to aspire to become.
Interesting times ahead!!!!

Unfortunately, most people CAN'T do more than one thing at a time yet they insist they can. I'm driving to work every day...

Worse, the technology and the social media brought us an inability to focus without precedent in history. Nowadays the vast majority of people have major trouble focusing on doing ONE thing right.

That's the beauty of physical media. I can read a book without being bothered by Facebook status updates of people I don't even know in real life flashing insistently on a corner of my page. I might even pop up the odd LP on my turntable for a nice background and when it ends I have to get out of my chair, stretch a bit then go and flip it over so it's healthier too...

Direct link | Posted on May 31, 2013 at 00:26 UTC
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Ak pinxit: Well , somehow I have a feeling , that after a while , the paper will acknowledge that it's need its' own man with high-end equipment on the spot .
Surely the photo-stuff will be reduced drastically , but after couple of misses ( like unfit noisy JPGs from smartphone instead of 100mm L lens...) couple of photo guys will find their way back to office .

It's the monkey behind the shutter that's important not the the actual hardware. You need people that can effectively tell a story. People who know how to get in the right spot at the right moment at the right focal length with workable exposure settings.

You might not need L glass but a properly trained you actually do.

Direct link | Posted on May 30, 2013 at 23:43 UTC
On What The Duck #1390 article (41 comments in total)

I never realized people in here can be THAT dense. The comments... Oy Vey!
It's a comic strip people. If you don't find it funny, move along...

Direct link | Posted on May 29, 2013 at 04:48 UTC as 13th comment
On Introducing... What The Duck on dpreview.com article (62 comments in total)


Direct link | Posted on May 18, 2013 at 01:34 UTC as 51st comment
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charliechappy: I've just been to a "Comsol"-seminar and learned how they make use of a subscription-system there. And this would be the only system i'd ever use:
You pay for a lifetime-licence but get only 12m of full support. After that you may pay 20% of the price again for another 12m of full support. If you don't, your programm will still work like before but if you find any more bugs you may keep them for your own. Considering that the software has major updates onces every 6m this sounds like a fair deal to me. But seriously: 20€/m is way to much for me.

Most CAD will work that way... It's still a ripoff for a single reason. The new version files are always proprietary and won't open with any of the old versions. While this is fine and dandy and one could argue there's new functionality and so on, somehow they leave out the "save as older" options out. In a supply chain, when one upgrades everyone down that chain has to as well...

Direct link | Posted on May 9, 2013 at 23:57 UTC
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riveredger: Thinking aloud ... I think the way a lot of these posters feel is the way most people feel when they get the bill from their wedding photographer

How many weddings did you shoot riveredger? Just curious...

Direct link | Posted on May 9, 2013 at 23:44 UTC
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