blacklion

blacklion

Lives in Russian Federation St.Petersburg, Russian Federation
Joined on Apr 19, 2010

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As I Russian, I could say, that it doesn't like "family farm" (almost non-existing reality in modern Russia), but more like "summer cottage," or, maybe, "all-year-around cottage", but not "farm" in true sense that they produce some agriculture, grow any food or animals for sell and things like this.
Also, here are photos of good hunting dogs on others pictures at Flickr, and it is strong sign of very high income here, that it completely incompatible with "Farm" in true meaning of this word in Russia.

Pictures are great, and it is interesting to see how author becomes better and better with time.

Oh, I found her Russian-language blog, and in profile she says, that she lives in Moscow and she is professional photograph now. So, it is not "family farm" for sure :)

It doesn't make images worse, of course :)

Direct link | Posted on Jan 26, 2014 at 10:06 UTC as 263rd comment | 4 replies
On Fujifilm teases upcoming SLR-style X system camera article (919 comments in total)

God, please, kill PC sockets! 3.5mm audio jack is perfectly fine!

Direct link | Posted on Jan 20, 2014 at 21:19 UTC as 101st comment | 3 replies
On Nikon 1 AW1 preview (588 comments in total)
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MPA1: Only 15 meters? Not really a Nikonos replacement then when the sport diving limit is generally 40-50 metres - never mind the pro diving limit on mixed gas etc.

misolo: freediving is up to 45 meters for recreational diving and 100+ meters for pro. So, "snorkelling" is deeper that "diving" ;-)
I was deeper that scuba PADI 20 meters on my second day of freediving training, without any scuba experience before it. So, 15 meters is more useful for Put-Another-Dollar-In scuba divers :)

Direct link | Posted on Sep 19, 2013 at 09:18 UTC
On Pentax launches WG-3 and WG-3 GPS waterproof cameras article (66 comments in total)
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Deleted pending purge: Make that 45 meters istead of feet, and you've got a sell. Otherwise, it's another poolproof, tub & shower resistant frustration, like the rest of them...

Or simple freedive, level 3 :)
45m is "hard" for PADI-ceritifed scuba divers, but normal for freedivers, who doesn't use tanks :)

You could do 45ft on second day of freedive training, and Level 1 freedive exam is 20m, that is more than 45ft. It is only 2 days, if you don't have problems with equalization, and it is really that easy :)

Direct link | Posted on Jan 30, 2013 at 10:57 UTC
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maniax: who needs digital. Expensive pile of obsolete junk. Grab a $10 slr camera and you got a "full frame" camera. Read how the zone system works and you know exactly what you're doing with more good pictures then the guy that makes 50 shots of every subject.

My 120 film camera weights about 2.5lbs (slightly more than 1kg). Fyl I can put it into my jeans side pocket (but I'm not small man).

Direct link | Posted on Oct 10, 2012 at 18:58 UTC

I cannot read all comments (TL; DR ;-)) but here are one item, that caught my eye: ""I pay $200/wedding for a second shooter for your wedding"".
Is it Ok!? Shooting costs $3000+. I understand, that part of this price is printing, etc., but, but... Second shooter needs her equipment, too. Yes, second shooter doesn't spent time on "developing" of images. But, in any case, it seems as huge disproportion!

And, as side comment: maybe, it will be better for shooter don't say "package is $3000,'' which looks huge, but something like ``Shooting is $100/hour, processing $5/photo, printing $1/photo + materials (here goes link to shop with price),'' something like this. In such case it will be much easier to accept "Total: $3000" I don't know, may be, in reality it is exactly what they do (I don't live in USA).

Direct link | Posted on Jan 27, 2012 at 09:50 UTC as 238th comment
On Lytro announces Light Field Camera article (269 comments in total)
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Paul Callahan: But someone beat them to market...

http://www.raytrix.de/

http://www.raytrix.de/index.php/R5_en.html

Not sexy. This camera looks like cool party gadget. And it is priced less than last trendy mobile phone (I'm speaking about real price of phones, not sponsored one, which is norm in USA, but doesn't exists in many other countries). So, Lytro seems to find proper market niche -- they could not offer (maybe, here should be added "yet", I don't know) resolution, IQ, etc., for prosumers and above, so they does what they does -- fun, sexy thing for reasonable high price (ok, for people, who spend $800-$600 for iPhone 4S, and there are a lot of them) for hipsters, clubbers, etc. BTW, Mac OS X-only software is not a problem in such case too.
I will be surprised, if they will not sell this as fast as they could produce it, for some time. And, maybe, it gives them money for more DPReivew-commenters-friendly camera :)

Direct link | Posted on Oct 20, 2011 at 07:07 UTC
On Book review: 500 Poses for Photographing Women article (43 comments in total)
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HowaboutRAW: Oh great--irony--softcore books reviewed by dpreview.

My thoughts exactly!
I'm sorry about others, who think, that you make typo in word "core" :)

Direct link | Posted on Oct 8, 2011 at 09:26 UTC
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