larrytusaz

larrytusaz

Lives in United States Tucson, AZ, United States
Works as a Database Design
Joined on Aug 20, 2005
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Equipment:
Nikon D40 (6-2007), D200 (3-2009)
Nikon 18-55mm DX AF-S
Nikon 70-210 f/4-5.6 AF non D
Soligor pre-AI 135mm f/2.8 (11-2007)
52mm & 62mm Circular Polarizers (2004 & 2005)
72mm Polarizer (5-2008)
ML-L3 remote (11-2007)
WT(re)B: D40x

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On Blackmagic Designs announces Blackmagic Cinema Camera news story (354 comments in total)
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larrytusaz: A number of observations:

(1) If I read the specifications correctly, this camera, which looks more like a stills camera than a video, nonetheless is video-only. I have no problem with that. Trouble is, good luck finding a stills-only d-SLR. That seems like a double standard to me.

(2) That aside, even if photography & video are "converging" (and I sure hope they aren't, and if they are, I will practically make it my very mission in life to make it not be so if I at all can), what is with dpreview's fixation on video gear of all a sudden? A little here & there is okay, but my goodness--it's like I woke up & Chick-Fil-A suddenly not only sold hamburgers, but forgot about chicken completely.

(3) Lastly--why a sealed-up battery? Something in me worried sooner or later cameras would jump on the "don't let users replace their own batteries" bandwagon. Why are all the electronics manufacturers so insistent on doing this?

It doesn't matter how many customers liked video on the 5D II--it didn't belong there. I don't care if Canon make 5 zillion gazillion dollars from it--it was STILL wrong to do. Yes lots of people watch trash like Jerry Springer or the Steve Wilkos show & they make the network lots of money--does that make them good TV shows? I submit they're still trash I don't care how many freaks watch that trash, it's still trash.

Same here with YOUTUBE on a DSLR. It has no business here, I don't care if Nikon, Canon, Olympus and Pentax and every man-woman-child in the USA and UK and China all say it does. IT. DOES. NOT.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 18, 2012 at 17:01 UTC
On Blackmagic Designs announces Blackmagic Cinema Camera news story (354 comments in total)
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larrytusaz: A number of observations:

(1) If I read the specifications correctly, this camera, which looks more like a stills camera than a video, nonetheless is video-only. I have no problem with that. Trouble is, good luck finding a stills-only d-SLR. That seems like a double standard to me.

(2) That aside, even if photography & video are "converging" (and I sure hope they aren't, and if they are, I will practically make it my very mission in life to make it not be so if I at all can), what is with dpreview's fixation on video gear of all a sudden? A little here & there is okay, but my goodness--it's like I woke up & Chick-Fil-A suddenly not only sold hamburgers, but forgot about chicken completely.

(3) Lastly--why a sealed-up battery? Something in me worried sooner or later cameras would jump on the "don't let users replace their own batteries" bandwagon. Why are all the electronics manufacturers so insistent on doing this?

YouTube mode is responsible for the 5D III having image quality improvements? Oh get real. DSLRs have been leap-frogging their predecessors in image quality LONG before YouTube appeared on the scene.

YouTube does-not-belong-on-an-DSLR. Period. That is it. If DSLRs require video to be around, I'd rather they stop existing altogether. Video is TRESPASSING where it does not belong. Video does NOT belong on a DSLR anymore than a child molester belongs in a daycare center. It's perverted, it's disgusting, it's tacky, it's a violation of all that is decent.

I don't care if 10 billion YouTubers say it does--Nikon included. That only means 10 billion are WRONG. Period. Case close. YouTube on a DSLR is as tacky as ripping up a portrait of the Pope--in a Catholic church, on stage (not in the back), during Christmas Eve mass, on national television, AND your boss is Catholic.

We have GOT to keep some standards of decency in our society, or we're done for.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 18, 2012 at 16:53 UTC
On Blackmagic Designs announces Blackmagic Cinema Camera news story (354 comments in total)
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larrytusaz: A number of observations:

(1) If I read the specifications correctly, this camera, which looks more like a stills camera than a video, nonetheless is video-only. I have no problem with that. Trouble is, good luck finding a stills-only d-SLR. That seems like a double standard to me.

(2) That aside, even if photography & video are "converging" (and I sure hope they aren't, and if they are, I will practically make it my very mission in life to make it not be so if I at all can), what is with dpreview's fixation on video gear of all a sudden? A little here & there is okay, but my goodness--it's like I woke up & Chick-Fil-A suddenly not only sold hamburgers, but forgot about chicken completely.

(3) Lastly--why a sealed-up battery? Something in me worried sooner or later cameras would jump on the "don't let users replace their own batteries" bandwagon. Why are all the electronics manufacturers so insistent on doing this?

(shaocaholica) I agree 100% about the alternative firmware. If my technical know-how with computers was to that level, I'd be so all over that. I had the D5000 before, & when I used live-view (which to me is okay, that's still PHOTOGRAPHY) I disliked how pressing OK didn't return the active AF sensor to the middle as it did when using the viewfinder. I'd addressed that. On my D5100, the red-dot button would be re-mappable to functions like ISO setting, as it is on my E-PL1.

Oh, and as for the shutter-release--I'd call it the "PBase" button, ha ha. (Instagram? Blah on that one, but anyway.)

Incidentally to anyone who might respond "that no one else has bothered ought to tell you something"--no, it doesn't. It just means people realize that for most of us it would be a HUGE undertaking to do this, & we're more inclined to work around it--but we'd rather not have to.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 18, 2012 at 14:03 UTC
On Blackmagic Designs announces Blackmagic Cinema Camera news story (354 comments in total)
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larrytusaz: A number of observations:

(1) If I read the specifications correctly, this camera, which looks more like a stills camera than a video, nonetheless is video-only. I have no problem with that. Trouble is, good luck finding a stills-only d-SLR. That seems like a double standard to me.

(2) That aside, even if photography & video are "converging" (and I sure hope they aren't, and if they are, I will practically make it my very mission in life to make it not be so if I at all can), what is with dpreview's fixation on video gear of all a sudden? A little here & there is okay, but my goodness--it's like I woke up & Chick-Fil-A suddenly not only sold hamburgers, but forgot about chicken completely.

(3) Lastly--why a sealed-up battery? Something in me worried sooner or later cameras would jump on the "don't let users replace their own batteries" bandwagon. Why are all the electronics manufacturers so insistent on doing this?

Obviously you're not going to let this die, fine, keep it up--but I will have the last word if it takes me until I'm 80.

Compromise for a PRICE POINT is one thing--the D5100 having a smaller viewfinder, not autofocusing with non AF-S lenses, having 1 command dial instead of 2--fine. Those are fine because they're relevant to price-point & to distinguish from models like the D7000.

But compromise for the sake of adding YOUTUBE to an SLR? That's just tacky. It doesn't belong here, it's trespassing. I don't care what anyone says, even Nikon--it does not belong. Period.

As for the 5D II, the energy they spent adding YouTube to it could've instead gone to having more than 9 measly AF points in what was a $3000+ high-caliber PICTURE taking tool. Don't tell me their focus on YouTube isn't responsible, it's obvious it was.

That's a form of compromise I don't care for, because VIDEO is responsible for it, in an SLR. That's unacceptable to me & anyone who actually UNDERSTANDS photography.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 18, 2012 at 13:56 UTC
On Blackmagic Designs announces Blackmagic Cinema Camera news story (354 comments in total)
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larrytusaz: A number of observations:

(1) If I read the specifications correctly, this camera, which looks more like a stills camera than a video, nonetheless is video-only. I have no problem with that. Trouble is, good luck finding a stills-only d-SLR. That seems like a double standard to me.

(2) That aside, even if photography & video are "converging" (and I sure hope they aren't, and if they are, I will practically make it my very mission in life to make it not be so if I at all can), what is with dpreview's fixation on video gear of all a sudden? A little here & there is okay, but my goodness--it's like I woke up & Chick-Fil-A suddenly not only sold hamburgers, but forgot about chicken completely.

(3) Lastly--why a sealed-up battery? Something in me worried sooner or later cameras would jump on the "don't let users replace their own batteries" bandwagon. Why are all the electronics manufacturers so insistent on doing this?

(Christian) My Nikon D5100, which I love overall, has a button near the shutter release that activates movies. This button instead could be used as a hot button for something like ISO, drive-mode, white balance etc. Instead it activates YouTube & you can't change that.

This may sound petty, but the thing is, SLRs to me have never been about compromise that way like point & shoot cameras with a movie-mode have been. Heck if the button was customizable, as a similar button on my Olympus E-PL1 is, that would work for me. As it is, it compromises its ergonomic excellence, even if it's only 5% or so. That you get video in return--that's beside the point, SLRs aren't video machines. It should be 100% out of my way, not 95% or even 99.5%, but absolute 100%.

Meanwhile many think (me among them) the previous Canon 5D II should've had an upgrade to its feeble 9 point AF system. Instead they were too busy innovating video & dropped the ball. Heck the cheaper 7D has 19 AF points.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 18, 2012 at 03:38 UTC
On Blackmagic Designs announces Blackmagic Cinema Camera news story (354 comments in total)
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larrytusaz: A number of observations:

(1) If I read the specifications correctly, this camera, which looks more like a stills camera than a video, nonetheless is video-only. I have no problem with that. Trouble is, good luck finding a stills-only d-SLR. That seems like a double standard to me.

(2) That aside, even if photography & video are "converging" (and I sure hope they aren't, and if they are, I will practically make it my very mission in life to make it not be so if I at all can), what is with dpreview's fixation on video gear of all a sudden? A little here & there is okay, but my goodness--it's like I woke up & Chick-Fil-A suddenly not only sold hamburgers, but forgot about chicken completely.

(3) Lastly--why a sealed-up battery? Something in me worried sooner or later cameras would jump on the "don't let users replace their own batteries" bandwagon. Why are all the electronics manufacturers so insistent on doing this?

(Francis Carver) Exactly. I couldn't agree more. What is WITH these manufacturers? Often-times the reason given is that it makes the product slimmer. This camera isn't going in anyone's shirt pocket! Would a photographer or videographer want to have to dock his camera for 2 hours when the battery runs down vs just swapping & resuming?

Maybe the average smartphone user doesn't carry spares in their pocket, and you could dock the phone at a car-charger while riding about, but you can't do that with a camera in the middle of a shoot. (In fact, though, I DO carry spare batteries for my phone & swap vs charge the phone in mid-day.) Certainly SERIOUS videographers & photographers would want the ability to swap batteries & resume shooting immediately, & something like this is definitely for the serious.

More coming...

Direct link | Posted on Apr 18, 2012 at 03:32 UTC
On Blackmagic Designs announces Blackmagic Cinema Camera news story (354 comments in total)
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larrytusaz: A number of observations:

(1) If I read the specifications correctly, this camera, which looks more like a stills camera than a video, nonetheless is video-only. I have no problem with that. Trouble is, good luck finding a stills-only d-SLR. That seems like a double standard to me.

(2) That aside, even if photography & video are "converging" (and I sure hope they aren't, and if they are, I will practically make it my very mission in life to make it not be so if I at all can), what is with dpreview's fixation on video gear of all a sudden? A little here & there is okay, but my goodness--it's like I woke up & Chick-Fil-A suddenly not only sold hamburgers, but forgot about chicken completely.

(3) Lastly--why a sealed-up battery? Something in me worried sooner or later cameras would jump on the "don't let users replace their own batteries" bandwagon. Why are all the electronics manufacturers so insistent on doing this?

I appreciate your concern [sarcasm], but I have plenty of energy & time to comment on this sort of thing while still pursuing my hobbies. Don't concern yourself with it.

The contradiction is this: supposedly video & photography are converging & no longer will there be devices that do one but not the other. But here we have a camera that is video-only, which is fine & I in fact welcome--but if we can do that, we surely can make d-SLRs that don't have a YouTube mode. Why is it being a "luddite" to want stills-only without having to spend $30,000 or so on a Hasselblad digital back, but a video-only camera at this level is all fine & dandy.

And what's with the sealed-up battery?

Direct link | Posted on Apr 18, 2012 at 02:10 UTC
On Blackmagic Designs announces Blackmagic Cinema Camera news story (354 comments in total)

A number of observations:

(1) If I read the specifications correctly, this camera, which looks more like a stills camera than a video, nonetheless is video-only. I have no problem with that. Trouble is, good luck finding a stills-only d-SLR. That seems like a double standard to me.

(2) That aside, even if photography & video are "converging" (and I sure hope they aren't, and if they are, I will practically make it my very mission in life to make it not be so if I at all can), what is with dpreview's fixation on video gear of all a sudden? A little here & there is okay, but my goodness--it's like I woke up & Chick-Fil-A suddenly not only sold hamburgers, but forgot about chicken completely.

(3) Lastly--why a sealed-up battery? Something in me worried sooner or later cameras would jump on the "don't let users replace their own batteries" bandwagon. Why are all the electronics manufacturers so insistent on doing this?

Direct link | Posted on Apr 18, 2012 at 00:59 UTC as 11th comment | 34 replies
On Blackmagic Designs announces Blackmagic Cinema Camera news story (354 comments in total)
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nrojc: Don´t get me wrong.. I have nothing against cinematography.. but.. is this not Digital PHOTOGRAPHY Review? I understand that they mention the 1D-C, since it is a hybrid.. but this? Hmm.. you are geting off-topic with the whole concept of this page.. :)

I go with nrjoc & stress it again--either you understand photography & videography are NOT the same, or else you're wrong.

And again, if photography & video truly are "converging," where is the outrage from stills persons that this camera can't record stills? Why is it okay for video cameras to do nothing else, but not d-SLRs? Anyone with a brain bigger than a BB can see that's a double standard.

As for starting my own site--it shouldn't have to come to that. You can love Chick-Fil-A & if they start selling hamburgers express your outrage that the owners goofed up. It's no different here. Besides, it wouldn't be necessary for me or anyone else to do that if the owners of this site would sober up & realize who they are & that we photographers come to this site for PHOTOGRAPHY subjects.

Video people may like it--I don't care about them. I don't dislike them, but I don't care about them. This site isn't for them, THEY (not we) need to go make their own site somewhere else.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 18, 2012 at 00:43 UTC
On Blackmagic Designs announces Blackmagic Cinema Camera news story (354 comments in total)
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nrojc: Don´t get me wrong.. I have nothing against cinematography.. but.. is this not Digital PHOTOGRAPHY Review? I understand that they mention the 1D-C, since it is a hybrid.. but this? Hmm.. you are geting off-topic with the whole concept of this page.. :)

This is like marriage to me, & I'm not taking a stand on right or wrong--but until 10 years ago, you didn't have to define that marriage was a man and a woman, PERIOD, nothing else. Again I am NOT judging behavior, but rather just saying that until certain groups blurred the lines, you didn't have to EXPLAIN, people just understood that unless you said it was a LESBIAN wedding or whatever, that by default marriage was a man & a woman--it was just UNDERSTOOD.

Same thing here. For the longest time, people have just understood that photography & video are as separate as soccer & cemeteries. Now people are blurring the lines & not respecting TRADITION. People who KNOW and DO respect tradition understand--photography & video are SEPARATE. They are NOT the same.

I don't care who says otherwise, you're WRONG. Respect some boundaries already. Either you respect that photography & video are NOT the same thing, or you're WRONG. It's that simple. It's not opinion, it's FACT.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 17, 2012 at 23:02 UTC
On Blackmagic Designs announces Blackmagic Cinema Camera news story (354 comments in total)
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nrojc: Don´t get me wrong.. I have nothing against cinematography.. but.. is this not Digital PHOTOGRAPHY Review? I understand that they mention the 1D-C, since it is a hybrid.. but this? Hmm.. you are geting off-topic with the whole concept of this page.. :)

I checked Wikipedia & it seems, by definition, photography & videography are separate. "Photographers who record video are called videographers," sounds like they're separate to me.

I can't count how many times I've heard people getting married say they are hiring a photographer AND a videographer, they still do this. PJs & exceptions like Herb Ritts aside, by & large they're treated as separate fields.

Some things SHOULDN'T change.

Regardless, there are MANY of us who don't hate video but it's not our thing & we've been coming here for years because it is, ahem, a PHOTOGRAPHY site. All of a sudden dpreview has become drunk on the wine of the video craze, & seem to be forgetting who & what they are. It's one thing to acknowledge that d-SLRs CAN record video, it's another thing to be obsessed with it.

And, correct me if I'm wrong, this camera can't do stills, why is THAT okay? Whatever happened to "don't like it, don't use it" I hear with d-SLRs? Sounds like a double standard to me.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 17, 2012 at 22:11 UTC
On Dan Chung asks Canon about EOS-1D C at 4K launch news story (88 comments in total)
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Izu: WOW, seems this Dan Chung is the new feature of DPReview... btw isn't this photography review? It seems cinema equipment review, this is the third article about the new Canon cinema camera in the last few days...

(DaveMarx) Because video ISN'T photography anymore than golf is basket-weaving. Straight from Wikipedia: "Photographers who produce moving rather than still pictures are often called cinematographers, videographers or camera operators, depending on the commercial context." They also have videographer and videography as completely separate entries, photography isn't even cross-referenced.

And this site is called digital PHOTOGRAPHY review, not digital VIDEOGRAPHY review. STILL is obviously implied & does not need to be stated--at least for those with a little RESPECT for boundaries anyway.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 16, 2012 at 19:09 UTC
On Dan Chung asks Canon about EOS-1D C at 4K launch news story (88 comments in total)
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Izu: WOW, seems this Dan Chung is the new feature of DPReview... btw isn't this photography review? It seems cinema equipment review, this is the third article about the new Canon cinema camera in the last few days...

I am with (Izu) completely. I for one could give a fig less about video in my d-SLR, but even if all of a sudden we apparently are supposed to tolerate the presence of a YOUTUBE feature on d-SLRs, because "if you don't want it don't use it" is the mantra, then how are we supposed to respond to a site called "Digital PHOTOGRAPHY Review" all of a sudden getting drunk off the wine of a video-induced high?

Every 2.5 nanoseconds I turn around, there is YET ANOTHER article trumpeting video as the begin-all & end-all as if beautiful photographs all of a sudden are as passé as 8-tracks and horse & buggy carts. Note: I am NOT talking about the CAPABILITY of video being there, but the preoccupation with video as a whole, as if dpreview has forgotten that (I think) most of us here, even if we are OK with video, are mostly interested in PHOTOGRAPHY.

You guys need to remember this & stop your preoccupation with video, or else just change your name to dvreview.com & be done with it.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 16, 2012 at 15:35 UTC
On Making sense of Canon's 4K cameras with EOSHD news story (225 comments in total)
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CFynn: If Canon are going to make specialized DSLRs for videographers and astro-photographers perhaps they can also produce a specialized DSLR for dedicated still photographers that has no video.

Excellent point, and I could not agree more. Depending on what its price & specifications were, I would even go so far as to dump my Nikon gear for it. I absolutely despise this stills-video convergence happening in the d-SLR realm. Totally despise it.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 14, 2012 at 15:13 UTC
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micahmedia: Excuse me, I'm a stills photographer, and this product isn't aimed at me. Every product should be aimed at me. I'm the most important thing in the world, and unless you recognize that, I'm going to whine every chance I get, on every photography forum on the internet. Even if you do recognize that, I'm going to whine every chance I get. ME ME ME ME ME ME ME ME ME!!! I can't take a picture to save my life and only new gear from brand X will save me! It's Canikolymfujaxiconic fault my pictures suck.I want Canon to make a 40mp Leica mount camera with AF. But it has to take medium format film too. And sheet film. And AF with my Phoenix lenses. And have three tripod sockets. And I won't buy it if it does video. And I won't buy it if it's too expensive, since niche small production run products are necessarily cheap. And it has to be made in Japan, with German branded glass (it's ok if it's made in Thailand, as long as it's a German brand). And it can't have a Bayer pattern sensor.

Amen.

"In this world, there are so many customers other than....professional still photographer[s]."

In the d-SLR realm, who cares? d-SLRs have always been about high-caliber still photography, they should be designed around that and SCREW anything else, NO MATTER what it costs the company in lost sales because the masses are ticked. Let 'em be ticked.

LRH

Direct link | Posted on Apr 12, 2012 at 18:41 UTC
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micahmedia: Excuse me, I'm a stills photographer, and this product isn't aimed at me. Every product should be aimed at me. I'm the most important thing in the world, and unless you recognize that, I'm going to whine every chance I get, on every photography forum on the internet. Even if you do recognize that, I'm going to whine every chance I get. ME ME ME ME ME ME ME ME ME!!! I can't take a picture to save my life and only new gear from brand X will save me! It's Canikolymfujaxiconic fault my pictures suck.I want Canon to make a 40mp Leica mount camera with AF. But it has to take medium format film too. And sheet film. And AF with my Phoenix lenses. And have three tripod sockets. And I won't buy it if it does video. And I won't buy it if it's too expensive, since niche small production run products are necessarily cheap. And it has to be made in Japan, with German branded glass (it's ok if it's made in Thailand, as long as it's a German brand). And it can't have a Bayer pattern sensor.

Amen.

I think your rant, obvious sarcasm aside, actually applies to many videographers. That is, many of you think an SLR should be prioritized for your video needs when an SLR has always been about photographs for DECADES. What you don't get is that we don't bemoan what you like to do, we bemoan videographers wanting the still-imaging tools we like to use being compromised for your pursuits, when there are tools for your needs and we have no problem with that. There is always the Canon Cinema EOS C500, after all, as well as many others. If it costs more--tough. Regardless, I don't complain about that tool (probably) not having good still-imaging capabilities.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 12, 2012 at 16:14 UTC
On Facebook buys photo sharing service Instagram for $1bn news story (144 comments in total)
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mosman: After a quick flick through the comments, it appears there's an awful lot of people failing to see the writing on the wall.

Ignore the hype and vitriol for a moment and think of the impact this style of image taking and distribution is doing, and is going to do:
- to professionals in the industry across all genres,
- the company that makes your favorite PP program,
- the manufacturers that rely on the margin from P&S and entry level DSLRs to fund the higher end models.

The cameras included in smart phones now are only a short time removed from 'traditionally' formed products that wowed people here on DPR. Throw in ongoing financial pressures and increasingly easy methods of distribution and you have a perfect storm for camera manufacturers.

Relevant to DPR and it's reader base? You bet it is.

Ha ha ha (mosman) I understand--believe me, I make mistakes too. Once when working for an employer I was typing up their contacts list, one of their contacts was named "Leunun Sofa Factory." I typed it as "Looney Sofa Factory," ha ha. They picked on me about that for the longest time.

I don't go around "ruler slapping on the hand" every slip-up I see, especially if it seems to in fact be merely a slip-up. The thing is the misuse of it's vs its is one I see a lot, very frequently, to where I think it's actually somewhat of a trend in that people are copying each other's mistakes not realizing it's been incorrect from the start, vs it being an "iPad autocorrect" scenario such as you encountered. Again, it's not the end of the world, it's not like we're debating abortion or the death penalty, but I do think it matters in its (see, its not it's, ha ha) own way just the same.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 11, 2012 at 21:04 UTC
On Facebook buys photo sharing service Instagram for $1bn news story (144 comments in total)
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mosman: After a quick flick through the comments, it appears there's an awful lot of people failing to see the writing on the wall.

Ignore the hype and vitriol for a moment and think of the impact this style of image taking and distribution is doing, and is going to do:
- to professionals in the industry across all genres,
- the company that makes your favorite PP program,
- the manufacturers that rely on the margin from P&S and entry level DSLRs to fund the higher end models.

The cameras included in smart phones now are only a short time removed from 'traditionally' formed products that wowed people here on DPR. Throw in ongoing financial pressures and increasingly easy methods of distribution and you have a perfect storm for camera manufacturers.

Relevant to DPR and it's reader base? You bet it is.

I don't know, Chef Boyardee hasn't run fine cuisine chefs out of business. Neither has fast food. From what I've seen typical Instagram pictures aren't even "fast food" quality even on a good day.

Also, please forgive me for being petty, I don't mean to pick on you personally and I mean that--but people, can we PLEASE stop mis-using it's? I know "grammar Nazis" are annoying, & I'm not trying to be one of those, but it's also annoying to keep seeing this mistake over & over and not say something about it because of concerns that people will think you're being a troll.

I were to type or say "Insta-graham" (like graham crackers instead of GRAM like telegram), I wouldn't get upset at someone correcting me on that. I see this misuse everywhere and it is, in fact, incorrect. It's not the end of the world, but it is incorrect.

Right: "The dog wagged its tail."
WRONG: "The dog wagged it's tail."
Right: "It's time to go home."
WRONG: "Its time to go home."

Direct link | Posted on Apr 11, 2012 at 19:09 UTC
On Facebook buys photo sharing service Instagram for $1bn news story (144 comments in total)

I don't care, I use REAL cameras to take photos & host them on PBase. Camera phones are to photography what 3 minute noodles are to cooking. Why aspire to be a fine chef, or at least a good imitation of a real one on a good day, if you're just going to eat Chef Boyardee all the time?

Direct link | Posted on Apr 11, 2012 at 04:29 UTC as 8th comment | 2 replies
On Facebook buys photo sharing service Instagram for $1bn news story (144 comments in total)
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Stollen1234: but why do we have to read this on this website..

we all heard about this on google news..yahoo..or Foxnews..

Please keep this site about photography..i mean about cameras and how to take photos..

not how to share it on social networks

I agree with (Stollen1234) somewhat. I wouldn't be caught DEAD using a camera phone & posting it to Instagram. My goodness, if you have stepped up to where you have some photography skills (even if you aren't a full-blown professional) and can work a d-SLR or a mirrorless, what in the heck would you use Instagram & camera phones for? That's like a fine cuisine chef using Chef Boyardee.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 11, 2012 at 03:35 UTC
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