Poss

Poss

Lives in Canada Richmond Hill, Canada
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Joined on Dec 6, 2002

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On article Just Posted: In-depth Nikon D800 review (541 comments in total)
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jkokich: There isn't one complainer in this forum who wouldn't LOVE to get his hands on one of these!

Yes there is.

Direct link | Posted on May 8, 2012 at 23:27 UTC
On article Just Posted: In-depth Nikon D800 review (541 comments in total)

What I didn't quite get maybe they should clarify that:

Does D800's sensor's have greatest pixel count of any non medium format DSLR currently on the market ?

[sarcasm off]

Direct link | Posted on May 8, 2012 at 23:08 UTC as 154th comment
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Poss: Will anyone inform Sony and Nikon of the need for BETTER pixels ? Not MORE ?

Downsampling will NOT get you around high pixel density sensor diffraction.
At some point people will understand this physical limitation, even though my hopes are pretty low this will happen anytime soon.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 20, 2012 at 10:59 UTC

Will anyone inform Sony and Nikon of the need for BETTER pixels ? Not MORE ?

Direct link | Posted on Apr 19, 2012 at 16:39 UTC as 83rd comment | 2 replies
On article First Impressions: Using the Nikon D4 (183 comments in total)
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srados: Why is that on these forums there is a LOT of people that complain and nit-pick about features like "how they will not buy camera because button does not exist". It reminds me about commercial when guy is sitting in formula 1 and obviously does not have money to purchase it, he was asking a sales person "does it comes in blue"??? It seems to me photographers are bunch of cry-babies that did forgot the fact that not so long ago we were shooting FILM and that was a challenge...especially changing roll in the middle of the shoot.No button to press...not to mention 5-10% of failed pictures for wedding for example.For the record I will continue to use my trusty Canon 20D...I like the new Nikon line!!!Especially 4D.If I could afford it to make money with it, I would buy it, no I am not asking does it come in blue... :-)

Somehow I never loved my old 20D...
Try a used but not abused old 5D... you'll see what I mean... :-)

Direct link | Posted on Apr 7, 2012 at 17:57 UTC
On article First Impressions: Using the Nikon D4 (183 comments in total)
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lamosaurousrex: 1Dx or Nikon D4? ummmmm please....

Yes! :-)

Direct link | Posted on Apr 7, 2012 at 17:55 UTC
On article First Impressions: Using the Nikon D4 (183 comments in total)
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GordonAtWork: Isn't photography about the end result ? It's great having the newest, fastest, most hunky-doryest model around but I think most are being swept along with all the hype. Good that Nikon, Canon etc are pushing the technological barriers but the images are what count.
No good having a great camera but not having the talent to use it properly.

The end result depends on (in order from the subject to the photographer) the light on the subject, the lens you're putting on, the camera you have and the little grey cells between one's ears.
None of those is more or less important in the process than the other.

Can I get good results (and a good laugh) using Instagram at a wedding? Sure I can. Will I use an iphone to shoot the entire wedding ? Ummm... no.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 7, 2012 at 17:52 UTC
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Yanko Kitanov: The images are crap as usually - instead of advertising any cam DPReview samples are anti-marketing for these cameras. I use many brands. All are quite under-performing on DPR samples. Besides the pure IQ these samples also useless in terms of sensor testing - mostly mid ISO, mostly open, mostly soft, mostly poorly exposed.....a darn shame really. "Reviewers".......:)))))

Sometimes conclusions of camera reviews here are just as perplexing...

Direct link | Posted on Apr 7, 2012 at 14:14 UTC
On article First Impressions: Using the Fujifilm X-Pro1 (228 comments in total)

Played a bit with one of these last weekend at my local Henry's. After becoming accustomed lugging a fully decked D3s all day long, the little Fuji seems like it should be able to float in midair...

AF seemed quite OK and loved to have an aperture ring to fiddle with.

Nice camera, the first in years I'm really getting excited about.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 3, 2012 at 23:51 UTC as 79th comment
On article First Impressions: Using the Fujifilm X-Pro1 (228 comments in total)
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Andrew Higgins: Fuji are to be applauded for creating their range of high quality X cameras. While the Leica M9 undoubtedly has a certain cachet, and very fine lenses (at a very high price), surely it is the X-Pro 1 that really delivers, and a t a more realistic price too?
For photographers who want to work with an alternative to a dSLR, this must be The camera of the moment. And just think what the X-Pro2 might be like?!

How about a FF Fuji sensor in a M (10?) series camera?

Direct link | Posted on Apr 3, 2012 at 23:39 UTC
On article Just Posted: Nikon D4 Studio Test Samples (309 comments in total)
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Photogaz: I'm confused. You're all saying the D4 looks better but in my view on RAW mode the D3 looks better. I've checked about 4 different places and the D4 has so much more colour noise.

I think the D3s 's DOF is slightly shifted forward and D4's slightly backward. Better said, one front focuses slightly the other back focuses slightly with the same lens. That's pretty evident (at least to me it is)

Direct link | Posted on Mar 5, 2012 at 03:15 UTC
On article Just Posted: Nikon D4 Studio Test Samples (309 comments in total)
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AshMills: So, they topped up the Martini?

Nah... just some red ink...

Direct link | Posted on Mar 5, 2012 at 03:09 UTC
On article Just Posted: Nikon D4 Studio Test Samples (309 comments in total)
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(unknown member): My humble prediction 1D X vs D4/D3s

When the light get really low Nikoners will pack up their gear and head home. Once home they will find a comfy corner, curl up into a little ball so to cry themselves to sleep.
Night night sleep tight. :P

Nothing humble about your prediction...

Direct link | Posted on Mar 5, 2012 at 03:05 UTC
On article Nikon D4 & D800: What do the Professionals Think? (391 comments in total)

I'm an Internationally Insignificant Photographer... Does anyone want to hear what I have to say about a camera I yet have to use and most likely won't buy ?

Direct link | Posted on Mar 3, 2012 at 18:34 UTC as 16th comment | 4 replies

The truth is one. The lies are many.
Regardless of the medium used, be it words or pixels or whatever.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 6, 2012 at 06:01 UTC as 30th comment
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Vladik: The dumbest Invention ever! For 1700 dollars you can get a lightly used Canon 5D M2 or 2 Canon 5D originals :))))). Looks like Fukushima took a huge toll on their heads!

Vladik you were lucky and you know that. The median price for a good condition used 5D (cracking camera BTW) is around $1000 and people selling them are strangely attached to them as well :-)

Direct link | Posted on Feb 5, 2012 at 09:33 UTC
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Vladik: The dumbest Invention ever! For 1700 dollars you can get a lightly used Canon 5D M2 or 2 Canon 5D originals :))))). Looks like Fukushima took a huge toll on their heads!

Where can you get one of then used 5DMk2 ?
A good condition 5D will probably set one back at least a grand...

Direct link | Posted on Feb 2, 2012 at 23:19 UTC

The sad truth about this story is the bride to be doesn't have to pay anything really. She didn't have to post inflammatory crap on Craigslist either. And Nikki should have used better judgement and not answered.

It would not surprise me to find out a few weeks down the road that all of this fuss was just a ploy to get some websites A LOT of clicks (with all the SEO fixings that come with that).

There's the smell of a certain animal coming out of this whole thing...

Direct link | Posted on Jan 28, 2012 at 18:27 UTC as 72nd comment
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mgurantz2: Like so many people said it here, wedding photography is probably the purest form of free competition. The only barrier to entry is the cost of (1) photo equipment (camera, lenses, lights, computers, software, etc.), which can also be rented. (2) value of time (wedding time, processing time,presentation to clients). (3) in case you have to use it - the time of your assistants.
Craigs list is a great place to find a photographer, and you can't find someone for less than $3,000 that will do it, it means do it yourself or shut up.

To which you might want to add: dealing with clients like the now famous Craigslist Bride

Direct link | Posted on Jan 28, 2012 at 18:18 UTC
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fmian: 1. The response does not mention the value of the photographers talent, so I will assume the photographer has none, or it has little/no value.

2. The photographer is hiring another photographer for only $200 a day, but expects the bride to pay 15x that.

3. 25 hours in post is just madness. Learn to be more efficient.

4. Editing on an iMac screen.

I get to hear wedding photographers bitch and moan about their clients queries all the time, trying to justify price based on the cost of their gear, the effort of having to carry such heavy gear, the effort of knowing how to blur away the background with their special f/2.8 lenses. The amount of time they spend in post fixing up their own mistakes. And then getting the client to wait several weeks while the images are sent to some other place to get printed by someone other than the photographer.

Perhaps brides and grooms should hire an expert to judge the value of a photographers talent, just like getting anything else important valued.

In terms of being a pro, I can't comment really. If w're talking deriving some form of income from photographic activities then a LOT of people can claim that. If we're talking things like being and acting professional the numbers drop sharply. Adding being incorporated, paying taxes and business insurance brings about another, even sharper drop in numbers. I'm afraid to add deep actual photographic knowledge (technical and artistic) to the requirements. I would not be in that list anymore :-)

Direct link | Posted on Jan 28, 2012 at 18:10 UTC
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