UnitedNations

UnitedNations

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On Fujifilm X100T Overview preview (639 comments in total)

Too bad Fuji messed up their JPEG engine after the 1st generation X cameras(x100, x-e1, x-pro1). The rendering aesthetic, colour, & dynamic range of the newer 2nd & 3rd generation Fuji Cameras are all inferior now, & until Fuji fixes this I will not be buying another Fuji Camera. Just waiting to see what they do with the X-pro-2 now... Please bring back the OLD 1st generation JPEG engine & rendering aesthetics. Despite all these new performance related functions added to the x100t it will still never match the awe inspiring & mature rendering characteristics of the first generation x100. Ultimately image is what matters.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 7, 2014 at 18:00 UTC as 7th comment | 2 replies
On Real-world test: Going pro with the Samsung NX1 article (356 comments in total)
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dark goob: I love how they never mentioned battery life, once, in this video.

Must be better than my Sony A7S .....because they don't complain about it.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 30, 2014 at 10:51 UTC
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Paul Liukas: Great camera, great specifications, but lack of emotions like XT1. Camera like a brick too modern and too cold for me. If you are tired of pixel peeping like me and want to get a joy from photography, camera should be with soul :) Fuji will spoil many of us with soul and light lenses. I don't want to use D810 anymore, except for product photos (need)..

Anyway great job Sony!

...that was until Fuji started messing up their unbelieveable JPEG engine from their 2nd generation models(X100s, x-e2, X-t1, etc...) & became pretty much RAW only cameras.. I would not touch another Fuji until they fix that.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 21, 2014 at 23:59 UTC
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UnitedNations: I was going to buy the A7s next weekend for strictly night street photography.
After seeing this news, I ask:
What is the point of getting the A7s now if the low light shooting ability in the A7II is improved 4.5 stops due to the IBIS?
I am a little confused about Sony's marketing intentions. What camera shoudl I buy?
Can someone more knowledgeable than me please explain? thanks...

When will the A7SII come out?
If it's late 2015, I will wait.
Thank you everyone!

Direct link | Posted on Nov 21, 2014 at 17:09 UTC

I was going to buy the A7s next weekend for strictly night street photography.
After seeing this news, I ask:
What is the point of getting the A7s now if the low light shooting ability in the A7II is improved 4.5 stops due to the IBIS?
I am a little confused about Sony's marketing intentions. What camera shoudl I buy?
Can someone more knowledgeable than me please explain? thanks...

Direct link | Posted on Nov 21, 2014 at 16:48 UTC as 53rd comment | 9 replies
On UK Landscape Photographer of the Year winners announced article (159 comments in total)
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UnitedNations: People who do not understand the value of these photos do not know art.
These are not supposed to be those superficially amazing but completely boring & shallow photos you see everyday on Flickr with thousands of up votes.
These photos show the generally high level of Photographic art which seems to be the norm in U.K.

Shameless uneducated boy.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 19, 2014 at 02:27 UTC
On UK Landscape Photographer of the Year winners announced article (159 comments in total)
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UnitedNations: People who do not understand the value of these photos do not know art.
These are not supposed to be those superficially amazing but completely boring & shallow photos you see everyday on Flickr with thousands of up votes.
These photos show the generally high level of Photographic art which seems to be the norm in U.K.

Amusing uneducated child.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 18, 2014 at 17:46 UTC
On UK Landscape Photographer of the Year winners announced article (159 comments in total)
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UnitedNations: People who do not understand the value of these photos do not know art.
These are not supposed to be those superficially amazing but completely boring & shallow photos you see everyday on Flickr with thousands of up votes.
These photos show the generally high level of Photographic art which seems to be the norm in U.K.

Amusing child.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 18, 2014 at 15:18 UTC
On UK Landscape Photographer of the Year winners announced article (159 comments in total)
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UnitedNations: People who do not understand the value of these photos do not know art.
These are not supposed to be those superficially amazing but completely boring & shallow photos you see everyday on Flickr with thousands of up votes.
These photos show the generally high level of Photographic art which seems to be the norm in U.K.

Clearly Wye Photography is still confused about what 'Art' is.

Amusing ignorance & arrogance.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 18, 2014 at 12:53 UTC
On UK Landscape Photographer of the Year winners announced article (159 comments in total)
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UnitedNations: People who do not understand the value of these photos do not know art.
These are not supposed to be those superficially amazing but completely boring & shallow photos you see everyday on Flickr with thousands of up votes.
These photos show the generally high level of Photographic art which seems to be the norm in U.K.

@BadScience

Wye Photography is having a hard time understanding what 'Art' is. Don't mind his ignorant & nonsensical rambling too much. ^^

Direct link | Posted on Nov 17, 2014 at 17:46 UTC
On UK Landscape Photographer of the Year winners announced article (159 comments in total)
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UnitedNations: People who do not understand the value of these photos do not know art.
These are not supposed to be those superficially amazing but completely boring & shallow photos you see everyday on Flickr with thousands of up votes.
These photos show the generally high level of Photographic art which seems to be the norm in U.K.

@ Wye Photography
Thank you for your hate filled rude comment.
Your comment shows that you have never really learned to look in the mirror due to your arrogance.

In the above, I already told you where you went all wrong. LOL

Direct link | Posted on Nov 17, 2014 at 11:13 UTC
On UK Landscape Photographer of the Year winners announced article (159 comments in total)
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UnitedNations: People who do not understand the value of these photos do not know art.
These are not supposed to be those superficially amazing but completely boring & shallow photos you see everyday on Flickr with thousands of up votes.
These photos show the generally high level of Photographic art which seems to be the norm in U.K.

Considering that anyone can produce 'Art', it seems 'Wye Photography' is a bit confused about what 'Art' is & what 'Art' I am talking about, ...& from what premise I am speaking from.

Thus, I don't recall ever being "pretentious" or "pseudo intellectual" in the above. You are wrong, Wye Photography.

You said: "Art/Photography is communication FROM the artist/photographer TO the viewer."

Dear Wye. I found your irrelevant & limited knowledge of what 'Art' is very amusing to read. Good luck with your studies in Art. LOL.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 17, 2014 at 09:40 UTC
On UK Landscape Photographer of the Year winners announced article (159 comments in total)
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UnitedNations: People who do not understand the value of these photos do not know art.
These are not supposed to be those superficially amazing but completely boring & shallow photos you see everyday on Flickr with thousands of up votes.
These photos show the generally high level of Photographic art which seems to be the norm in U.K.

Did I say that? Are you on some kind of drugs?

Direct link | Posted on Nov 17, 2014 at 08:33 UTC
On UK Landscape Photographer of the Year winners announced article (159 comments in total)

People who do not understand the value of these photos do not know art.
These are not supposed to be those superficially amazing but completely boring & shallow photos you see everyday on Flickr with thousands of up votes.
These photos show the generally high level of Photographic art which seems to be the norm in U.K.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 17, 2014 at 04:24 UTC as 17th comment | 28 replies
On UK Landscape Photographer of the Year winners announced article (159 comments in total)

Lots of talent in one small country...

Direct link | Posted on Nov 16, 2014 at 05:23 UTC as 29th comment
On Samsung NX1 real-world sample images article (330 comments in total)
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aftab: Few observations.
1. The lens is great. Combined with high MP the camera renders excellent detail in good light.
2. JPEG engine is below average, seems to be struggling with noise in low light. The monument scene is ISO100 and the sky and water are full of posterization, a sign of heavy NR. Despite this black/dark areas are full noise starting from ISO200 (first series, sides of the building).
3. Incidentally, all RAW images involve some shadow lifting and NX1 sensor appears to be way behind Exmor or Toshiba (D7100) in this regard. Lady in the beach for example (ISO200), side of her hair got shadow lifted and any modern Japanese sensor would have done better.
4. While skin tone is good some colors appears unnatural. Monument night sky for example.
5. Barney is a very good photographer. I like his sense of composition.
6. There is more to sensor technology than BSI and 60nm manufacturing process. Samsung still needs lots of work to do.

5.)Barney is a very good photographer. I like his sense of composition.

Agree...

Direct link | Posted on Nov 12, 2014 at 06:03 UTC
On Samsung NX1 real-world sample images article (330 comments in total)

First. On dpreview. My lucky day.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 12, 2014 at 01:47 UTC as 67th comment | 2 replies
On Portrait Salon 'rejects' exhibition opens in London article (67 comments in total)

Rejects for sure.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 7, 2014 at 22:50 UTC as 4th comment | 1 reply
On Price released for Brikk's 24k gold Nikon Df article (389 comments in total)

Chinese version... or maybe Yakuza version... or a present for Kim Jong Il.... ?

Direct link | Posted on Oct 31, 2014 at 12:03 UTC as 97th comment

Looks like works by some novice students... You can tell a lot went into preparation for shooting them, but composition, color, impact all seem lacking...

Direct link | Posted on Oct 25, 2014 at 18:01 UTC as 25th comment
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