Tape5

Tape5

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Joined on Sep 12, 2011

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On Editorial: Why I can't stop taking iPhone Panoramas article (300 comments in total)
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Artistico: It's better than the performance of many a compact camera. An iPhone truly eliminates the need for a low-end compact for snapshots, and I do believe that at times, you can get a shot with an iPhone that you simply couldn't with a bigger camera, either because it's always with you, or because it's unintrusive and doesn't cause a change in your subject's behaviour before you get the picture, as particularly large cameras with big lenses do have a tendency to do at times.

It might just be my next phone. I just have to wear out, lose or accidentally break my current one first...

Right on Marty. Boring boring boring boring stuff this mobile malarkey. It's like watching a 2010 episode of X factor.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 24, 2013 at 23:13 UTC
On Olympus OM-D E-M1 Review preview (2059 comments in total)

The total number of comments exceeding 1000?

Respect.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 13, 2013 at 17:15 UTC as 292nd comment | 1 reply

Smart-autonomy-robot-camera-bring-space-help........

Space Aces EYHO.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 12, 2013 at 17:12 UTC as 8th comment
On Olympus OM-D E-M1 Review preview (2059 comments in total)

The mighty Sony RX100 II, with all its limitations ( or strengths ) shows a better resolution at ISO 400 through a fixed lens, than this camera. This is a joke by itself.

And the thing suffers from personality disorder. Here is the DSM V definition:

a personality disorder reflects "adaptive failure" involving: "Impaired sense of self-identity" or "Failure to develop effective interpersonal functioning."

Direct link | Posted on Sep 10, 2013 at 17:45 UTC as 413th comment | 3 replies
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JEROME NOLAS: NONODY reads DPR in Canon's HQ in Japan, If they would, we'd have exciting new products, not this "meh" another boring camera for your retired(and retarded) uncle Joe.

At least Nonody reads it. If Nonody keeps it up it may encourage others to start reading DPR too.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 22, 2013 at 23:48 UTC

It is good to see Canon galloping along like a blind horse.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 22, 2013 at 23:42 UTC as 34th comment | 1 reply

Colour is a bit of a nuisance where B&W photography is doing just fine. B&W photography keeps relations simple and focused. Now I am asking myself ''who was the talented tailor in town who did that smart jacket on Mr Lincoln?''

But colour is good to show the youth that history was not in B&W. It is much easier to forget a monochromatic history.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 20, 2013 at 18:37 UTC as 24th comment
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AbrasiveReducer: Dear DPR, to make up for showing photos that are fun and original, you now have to publish an equal number of photos of Half Dome, shot with a D800 and accompanied by the artist's statement of the importance of his/her work. Hot air balloons with a polarizing filter will also work. If you don't have those, the Sydney Opera House, Eiffel Tower or time exposure of the Hong Kong skyline will do.

Seriously, these pics are adorable.

Forget about the dump that the Sydney Opera House is and the Eiffel tower which is another dump ..let me think....oh here straight from Chris Beetles gallery in London:

''In 2010 one man decided to give away £1,000 every day to strangers with only one catch they had to do something "good" with the cash. What happened next was beyond his wildest dreams. The lucky people accepted the money and responsibility, added their time, ideas and energy and sent the money spinning far and wide, magnifying the impact, generating wonderful stories and making many people smile. He documented it honestly and beautifully on his website.

Chris Beetles gallery have selected some of the best photographs from this fascinating project and are pleased to be sharing them and the amazing stories that go with them, in an exhibition which opens this Monday.''

But hey, the world is such a perfectly wonderful place that we may just be fine looking at kids being photographed by their dads.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 5, 2013 at 17:29 UTC
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dave_bass5: How did a boring set of snaps get on to the front page of DPP?
I assume the description at the top was written before the author saw the shots. I certainly hope so as i have a lot of respect for DPP, but i see no correlation between what was written and what was shown.
Im sure the father is pleased with them, i would be as well, but really, these are just shots that most parents would take many times, only with a different PP style.

@dave;

Here by the court order of this great republic I order you to be hung drawn and quartered from the city gates so that other citizens will learn what the consequences are of calling something boring, boring.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 5, 2013 at 12:59 UTC

It is so stupid it is funny. But in a stupid type of way if you get my meaning.

I hope someone at DPR is having a laugh so at least it is worth the effort.

Hey guys how about a review of what is going on in various photography galleries in London, Boston, NYC, Paris, Moscow, Kabul, HK, Rio, Ankara,............??

Most would rather read that than this fluffy dross, I hope.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 5, 2013 at 12:02 UTC as 52nd comment | 1 reply
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Waterengineer: If sensor size maters then why is the medium format (MF) camera industry basically dead? Why isn't there a consumer MF camera if sensor size matters?

Is the MF camera industry basically dead?

How did you work that out?

Because your neighbours' kids are not playing with them in their backyards?

Direct link | Posted on Aug 2, 2013 at 19:05 UTC
On OMG Life Autographer Quick Review preview (123 comments in total)
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Deleted pending purge: Seems like there is no more sense in discussing usefulness of anything that appears on the market, because as long as there are people ready to buy anything, anything will be sold.

...and the trash commercialism-trash consumerism loop is neatly closed.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 2, 2013 at 15:03 UTC
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GURL: Only Burma, Liberia and the United States have not adopted the International System of Units units as their official system of weights and measures.

In the United States metric units are not commonly used outside of science, medicine and the government. The United Kingdom has officially adopted a partial metrication policy, with no intention of replacing imperial units entirely. (from Wikipedia)

As a result, since Germany is no more the leading camera manufacturer, we can't relate image sizes (expressed in "video camera tube inverted inches") and lenses (which focal length is expressed in milimeters because German lens manufacturers are still highly praised.)

This helped Japanese manufacturers to sell point and shoot cameras fitted with microscopic sensors but proportionaly very large front lens elements. That this will not help them explain why images from cameraphones are not good enough could be seen as a revenge of said International System of Units...

:-) Yes, I'm French...

Did somebody ask you if your are French?

Or you are just very happy to be one?

Direct link | Posted on Aug 2, 2013 at 14:43 UTC

Photography used to be a domain of genuine enthusiasts and artists in the bad old days.

Now it is whatever handed down to the consumers after the engineering nerds have fulfilled their designs under the command of the ad boys and men in suits to maximise profit.

Someone has to harvest the trillion shutter movements a day of the global hunger to take photos.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 2, 2013 at 07:25 UTC as 84th comment | 1 reply

They all have one element in common.

They are all artfully overrated.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 23, 2013 at 09:39 UTC as 54th comment
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SeeRoy: Q: How have we managed to survive without this?
A: Easily.

Actually it would have been easier if we had not heard about it because now I have to spend energy to try and forget it.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 21, 2013 at 17:44 UTC
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JDThomas: I find it interesting that people on this forum sit back and bash every new or different concept that comes along while doing pretty much nothing to further any interesting changes in modern photography.

It may be limited in application, but it's a relatively novel design.

Any interesting ''change in modern photography'' will be an innovation in the philosophy of photography and new ideas in photography as an art form, not a ''relatively novel design'' in technology.

If you think some nerd's gadget is going to do it, you are mistaken.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 21, 2013 at 17:42 UTC
On Can Photojournalism Survive in the Instagram Era? article (101 comments in total)
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Tape5: Richin first suggests that ''many who are making cellphone images'' produce work that is ''more honest'', then he goes on to claim that the world needs ''curators'' to show us what is worth seeing in this ''overabundance'' of honest work.

Hallelujah brother. All we need now is a holy man who has been imbued with this divine power to ''curate'' to step forward and tell us distracted citizens what abridged version of truth we need to expose ourselves to.

Send us the bill.

The singular voice of the fellow human better be ignored and not seen at all than to become the ''unseeable'' curated voice that formally loses its existence.

Because then hope remains.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 20, 2013 at 19:16 UTC
On Can Photojournalism Survive in the Instagram Era? article (101 comments in total)

Richin first suggests that ''many who are making cellphone images'' produce work that is ''more honest'', then he goes on to claim that the world needs ''curators'' to show us what is worth seeing in this ''overabundance'' of honest work.

Hallelujah brother. All we need now is a holy man who has been imbued with this divine power to ''curate'' to step forward and tell us distracted citizens what abridged version of truth we need to expose ourselves to.

Send us the bill.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 20, 2013 at 16:39 UTC as 28th comment | 5 replies
On 50 lessons learned about mobile photography post (74 comments in total)
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Tape5: Mobile phones place cameras in the hands of thousands who think photography begins and ends with taking pictures.

They are as good as painters who think painting is about pushing your brush into the paint bucket and rubbing it on the canvas.

Sure sometimes it turns interesting. But 99.99999%* of the times it is not even interesting.

*Taking into account all mobile photos taken daily on the planet.

Statistically the same could be said for comments on comments on articles.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 19, 2013 at 12:29 UTC
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