cyainparadise

cyainparadise

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The NY Post is owned by News Corporation, which part of Rupert Murdock's 'empire', so what do you expect?

Direct link | Posted on Dec 5, 2012 at 04:00 UTC as 63rd comment | 1 reply
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Jogger: they need an app that makes people look skinnier

That's not hard to do, as it can be done in other photo retouching applications.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 21, 2012 at 00:53 UTC

In the day of film, photographers would 'dodge and burn' when printing to bring out details that may not be seen if the image was printed normally. The image of the Roosevelt hotel busboy holding the head of a dying Robert Kennedy Jr., who had just been shot by Sirhan Sirhan, captured the nation attention. It would not have been as interesting if the image hadn't been manipulated by the photographer. Nothing had been added to the image, just enhanced, just as a HDR image doesn't add elements that weren't there.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 3, 2012 at 20:44 UTC as 159th comment | 3 replies
On Fujifilm produces limited edition of 10,000 black X100s article (100 comments in total)
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love_them_all: They are using the word bespoke blindly. Although the lens is specialy made for the camera but it is still a mass production item with one is exactly like the next in the production line. Not true bespoke at all. The marketing people really need to stop abusing the English language by changing meaning on words.

Why is it an abuse? If Fujifilm is only going to do a limited number of the cameras in black, then it's not an abuse. Since these camera has a special serial number or a number indicating its number in the run, it is a limited edition. Plus, the limited edition cameras get a special leather case. Just because you're not into special, or limited edition model, preferring a run of the mill model, that doesn't mean others don't like them. Especially the Japanese market. Do you only buy black or white T-shirts? Or, do you like them with a little color/design to set yourself apart from everyone else. Maybe you would have been happy to have lived in China when everyone wore their Mao jackets and caps?

Direct link | Posted on Jan 12, 2012 at 04:17 UTC
On Fujifilm produces limited edition of 10,000 black X100s article (100 comments in total)
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jon404: Next year, the Sakura model, cherry-red, limited production run of...

Year after, the Mary Kay model, soft pink, limited production run of...

Isn't marketing a kick.

Guess that explains that rusty red (or is it just rusted out) Yugo you drive around in. Nothing wrong with marketing a limited edition model. Leica has been doing it for years, and some people have a large collection of these models.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 12, 2012 at 04:08 UTC
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Solarcoaster: This could have been a great camera if they had made it more like the NEX - you know, PASM modes, reasonable autofocus, etc. This is a totally manual operation camera, and that makes it extremely limiting.

Solarcoaster, I'm not one who speed shoots. I take my time to compose my shot. Just because you're not comfortable manual focusing, doesn't mean that there are many photographers who are. Take a look at the Sony NEX forum. You'll see many, many posts from people who have used non-AF, lenses there. They have mounted all kinds of lenses and used the camera in stop down mode. You'd probably knock Adam Ansel for using a camera that wasn't auto-everything, and wondered how he could take such great photos. Photographers who had to manually adjust their cameras have been around longer than those who use AF cameras.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 10, 2012 at 07:12 UTC
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Solarcoaster: This could have been a great camera if they had made it more like the NEX - you know, PASM modes, reasonable autofocus, etc. This is a totally manual operation camera, and that makes it extremely limiting.

It's too bad that you're spoiled by all the auto features found on most cameras. And it's a good thing that you weren't around back when cameras were totally manual, as you wouldn't be able to use a camera. My first camera was a Minolta Hi-Matic 7s, which had auto-metering, and little else. I took many great pictures with it, so a camera like the X-Pro 1 is a camera I could live with. I take it, you never turn your auto features off, never manual focus, etc.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 9, 2012 at 23:01 UTC
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grablife: If my calculations are correct, here are the conversions for U.S.

Hawaii time: Saturday 1 pm to Sunday 15:59 pm
Pacific time: Saturday 3 pm to Sunday 2:59 pm
Mountain time: Saturday 4 pm to Sunday 3:59 pm
Central time: Saturday 5 pm to Sunday 4:59 pm
Eastern time: Saturday 6 pm to Sunday 5:59 pm

http://wwp.greenwichmeantime.com/gmt-converter/

Since Hawaii is halfway around the world from Greenwich, England, and behind GMT, I think the times posted by Grablife is correct.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 10, 2011 at 22:51 UTC
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