PIX 2015
Roger Engelken

Roger Engelken

Joined on Oct 20, 2010

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On Rough and ready: Olympus Tough TG-4 review article (240 comments in total)
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photoaddict: Just get a waterproof case for your smartphone and you're good to go.

Do tell us...please do tell us! How does it satisfy your addiction?
On second thought...never mind, I'll pass on those "secrets."

Direct link | Posted on Aug 10, 2015 at 23:31 UTC
On Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 IV First Impressions Review preview (1546 comments in total)
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Thsoft: No touch screen. RIP

As one of very few people left who does not own a smart phone, or any cell phone for that matter, it is interesting to be a part of a society glued to these devices. Small wonder the ability to connect and work with each other is getting much harder to accomplish. No touch screen? That is a plus in my book.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 9, 2015 at 00:14 UTC
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Vanitas Photo: Canon and Nikon profits are sliding down (16% and 15% respectivily) and Sony and Olympus are going up, it is really interesting!

It comes as no surprise that not a single camera maker can now compete with smarthphones with their entry level p&s cameras.

However it is interesting Sony and Olympus are earning profits from the pro and enthusiast range (A7 and OMD 5), more when traditionally in the past camera makers did more money with entry level DSLRs and not with pro gear.

In their own right Olympus, Panasonic, Fuji and Samsung are doing much more in terms of innovation than Nikon, Canon and Pentax :P

If anything the lesson is that if a company isnt allowed to evolve most likely will die.
I am glad for their workers and families which should be feeling much better about their future.

And yeah, I am a Canon shooter but that doesnt mean I cant see the good things other brands do :)

Exactly the type of reply I would expect from you MikeFL. Not surprising in the least.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 8, 2015 at 03:05 UTC
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Mike FL: "12.3% increase in net sales year-on-year" is almost having NO increasing "year-on-year".

Olympus reported in Yen, but Yen lost 14% "year-on-year" as seem from below:

http://www.bloomberg.com/quote/USDJPY:CUR

In the other words, if Olympus is using USD for reporting, it will be "2% *decrease* in net sales year-on-year".

Yes, that's right, decreasing instead of increasing.

No?

Olympus, based in Japan, posts their earnings in Yen. A conversion was offered here so that others have a frame of reference based on the exchange rate currently. Yen to Yen, their sales and bottom line have improved, at least in this reporting period. That is good news.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 8, 2015 at 00:41 UTC
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Vanitas Photo: Canon and Nikon profits are sliding down (16% and 15% respectivily) and Sony and Olympus are going up, it is really interesting!

It comes as no surprise that not a single camera maker can now compete with smarthphones with their entry level p&s cameras.

However it is interesting Sony and Olympus are earning profits from the pro and enthusiast range (A7 and OMD 5), more when traditionally in the past camera makers did more money with entry level DSLRs and not with pro gear.

In their own right Olympus, Panasonic, Fuji and Samsung are doing much more in terms of innovation than Nikon, Canon and Pentax :P

If anything the lesson is that if a company isnt allowed to evolve most likely will die.
I am glad for their workers and families which should be feeling much better about their future.

And yeah, I am a Canon shooter but that doesnt mean I cant see the good things other brands do :)

There goes the fanboy reply, pure and simple from Mike FL.

Thank you to Vanitas Photo for a well rounded postiing.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 8, 2015 at 00:37 UTC
On Quick Review: PhotoKeeper article (101 comments in total)
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morepix: What we don't like:
Covering this kind of item on DPReview.

And as for the "simplistic" interface under the likes list -- the word means oversimplified. :-)

So you have the right to speak for the rest of us? Amazing. Take your arrogance somewhere else.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 1, 2015 at 03:42 UTC
On Quick Review: PhotoKeeper article (101 comments in total)
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.Sam.: This review very much smells like advertisement ;-(
There are MANY other photo sharing/storage sites with much better interface and cheaper. None of them were included in the comparison chart. They didn't even through in their own product ... Amazon !!
Very strange review choice.

Perhaps to you it is strange, and you can deal with that. I, for one, found it useful as I am looking for such a site. Also, no where did I read advertising is evil, and you are more than welcome to seek out one of those other sites, rather than complain here.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 1, 2015 at 03:37 UTC
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Steve in GA: Looking through the comments here, I'm struck by depth of the depth of the vitriol. Apparently, few of the commenters saw these pictures and simply paused to remember that awful day and the 3,000 people that died.

Unfortunate.

It was the result of the intent to commit murder, plain and simple. Put the blame where it lies, with the 19 evil men who perpetrated the crime. They and there ilk alone are responsible for carrying out the crime. In this regard this incident is no different than any other murder carried out since the dawn of time.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 25, 2015 at 20:38 UTC
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Steve in GA: Looking through the comments here, I'm struck by depth of the depth of the vitriol. Apparently, few of the commenters saw these pictures and simply paused to remember that awful day and the 3,000 people that died.

Unfortunate.

Unfortunately, all that they know is hate. If I cared, I might feel sorry for them, but I do not. Pay them no never mind, and do remember the people from all over the world killed on that day and many other days by others with the same hate.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 25, 2015 at 16:49 UTC
On July Apocolypse in the July Flying challenge (13 comments in total)

Congratulations on winning the challenge.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 24, 2015 at 01:50 UTC as 10th comment
On Death From Above in the Yellow Stone Wild Life challenge (15 comments in total)

Very nicely done indeed, spot on detail and capture.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 28, 2015 at 14:34 UTC as 2nd comment
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Mirrorless Crusader: Nothing special; anybody could have taken those pictures if they were rich and insane enough to spend their time biking to every third world country they can find.

Nothing special? Then by all means get out and take those pictures and share them with us. We wait to be awed by them!

Direct link | Posted on Oct 13, 2014 at 02:34 UTC
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steelhead3: A fun exhibition...I do wonder why the British are so enthralled with the past?

Those who do not are doomed to repeat it. We are what we are as a direct result of the cumulative history before us.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 19, 2014 at 20:20 UTC
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Roger Engelken: So far, more than one hour trying to update the firmware and no luck. You just have to LOVE this technology. I certainly do not. Fortunately the camera still comes on and shows version 1.1.

I am sticking with 1.1. After three attempts over a couple of hours, no luck. The camera is fine, the "upgrade" is not worth the risk.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 1, 2014 at 05:32 UTC

So far, more than one hour trying to update the firmware and no luck. You just have to LOVE this technology. I certainly do not. Fortunately the camera still comes on and shows version 1.1.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 1, 2014 at 04:50 UTC as 15th comment | 5 replies

A very fine set of images here, in what they show and how they are composed. I especially like the last one, quite real, quite genuine with a real message and bond.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 26, 2014 at 22:45 UTC as 162nd comment
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LaMesa: With all due respect for the photographer's skill of arranging, taking and post processing attractive pictures, I do agree with some of the posters, who are not so enthusiastic about her work.

To me the pictures do not represent real life, but an unreal postcard type idyll of a dream world, not to be found in Russia, nor anywhere else - too sweet, too flawless. As opposed to the marketing claims, these pictures do not represent anything typical of Russian country life.

As an alternative, please find attached a link to a picture of Army photographer Bill Permutter, taken in Spain in the fiftees, one of my favorites forever.
http://cdn1.spiegel.de/images/image-523258-galleryV9-dmcr.jpg

Herbert

So all pictures must represent real life, or real life as you see it? Really? So they do not represent real life to you, oh well. Reality is often our own perception, as is clear in your post. And while I have no personal knowledge of life in Russia, or in many other places for that matter, I see no need to find an alternative, these pictures suit just fine.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 26, 2014 at 22:40 UTC
On Portland Light in the Lighthouse challenge (13 comments in total)

The photograph has an almost painting quality to it, and that makes the image stand out. A very fine capture there. You are right, the photographs we take are a reflection of who we are and our personal inspirations, likes and dislikes. I would not mind hanging this image framed, you captured the setting well.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 18, 2014 at 16:04 UTC as 3rd comment

Countless wars have been fought on land and sea visible in that image, yet we are one species, on one world, in one very large universe. Images such as these show that far better than words can say. Yet we continue to war in the name of power, wealth and ideology. One fragile world. Will we ever figure that out.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 12, 2013 at 03:39 UTC as 16th comment
On Gorgeous color photos of America in the 1930's and 40's article (109 comments in total)

Thank you for sharing these beautiful images of a pivotal era in the history of this nation. It is truly beautiful to see these images in color, both of war time and of peace time. It is through efforts such as this that we can look back and see those times, the very times that shaped this nation in the decades to come. Kodachrome and film in those days took a great deal of effort, and the results produced are a gift to the ages. Thanks again for sharing these and the link. I was not aware of their existence.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 18, 2013 at 17:49 UTC as 33rd comment
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