Kumara

Kumara

Works as a Freelance
Joined on Jun 13, 2006

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On photo My Trip in El Paso in the El Paso, Texas challenge (10 comments in total)
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babalu: so, a pic with a story ...:-))
..another story it seems to show is that your sensor needs cleaning .

Really? I always thought the talented photographer was the one who needed imagination as a viewer first, and some technical skill to capture that image using a mechanical device called camera.

Link | Posted on Nov 4, 2013 at 13:22 UTC
On article Nikon video hints at long-desired 'digital FM' (551 comments in total)

Much Ado About Nothing.
So after all these years in digital photography even at nikon they're finally recalling whence they came from: photographic cameras, and not video cameras like the ones produced by their partners in crime at sony.

Nothing new really: Leitz is still producing a photo camera with dials and manual focus called Leica M, though admittedly you don‘t have to chocke the shutter mechanically.

Never the less I wish nikon will succeed to bring back the cameras to their proper design, with less marketing fuss and the proper functins for shoting photos, and not videos, recording audio, a million af points, making coffee... and for that only it would cost a normal price and won't get obsolete in six months.

I'd like to see a mechanical and manual focus camera that will use the battery just for the shutter, exposimeter and sensor: who cares about af, lcd screen, tens of menus and all the stuff you can get in asmart phone?

Link | Posted on Oct 27, 2013 at 08:51 UTC as 68th comment | 2 replies
On photo My Trip in El Paso in the El Paso, Texas challenge (10 comments in total)
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babalu: so, a pic with a story ...:-))
..another story it seems to show is that your sensor needs cleaning .

Really? A story... I see a car going its way and some others parked in a lot. The light is just about flat on top. Maybe it was a red light transpasser cought by the semaphore's camera.
Thrilling & romantic, and of course you can clearly see the personality here.

No offense intended here, but comeon! The banality of this casual shot is astounding.

Link | Posted on Sep 29, 2013 at 11:29 UTC
On article Fujifilm X-M1 Review (222 comments in total)
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thx1138: Hadn't realised the M1 had no EVF or option. I had just assumed that was the A1. Oh well another coulda shoulda woulda camera.

Not really sure what Fuji's thinking is here. One the one hand they think you are sophisticated enough to understands the benefits of a big sensor, and IL, and DoF and manual control, but think you are still so amateurish as to hold a camera at arms length to frame a scene, in bright sunlight where the VF can hardly be seen and the camera is far less stable and more prone to shake.

So is it still a P&S or a serious camera?

Evf sucks big time, and so is the lcd. The marketing fuss collides with the phylosophy the world is what you perceive through your senses (the mind included) and not what is passing on a tv screen.When I use a PHOTOcamera, I'd like it as it should be, and not a phone or a videocamera..

Link | Posted on Sep 18, 2013 at 10:09 UTC
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Kumara: Sheesh, all this fuss remainds me when the first polaroid came out and all these trendy & fashonable photographers went into a ramp to show unusual images, while the rest of us Pro used the technology just to check the exposure & light.

Sure it may be a fun toy to play with and may be able to capture significant images, but remember the more sensors' cells you add in a confined area the more noise you record: and that's valid for the many commeents here trying to sell us this latest techno hype as a God sent gift that we would be lucky to use.

The IQ of my MF films is stll unreachable for the digital world, not to speak of the 5x7 & 7x10 "

Ouch, after all these many years my memory fades... Nowadays I only use digital stuff for my works and it's stll a miracle I can reacall what is a circle of confusion! ;^)

Link | Posted on Sep 17, 2013 at 12:30 UTC

Sheesh, all this fuss remainds me when the first polaroid came out and all these trendy & fashonable photographers went into a ramp to show unusual images, while the rest of us Pro used the technology just to check the exposure & light.

Sure it may be a fun toy to play with and may be able to capture significant images, but remember the more sensors' cells you add in a confined area the more noise you record: and that's valid for the many commeents here trying to sell us this latest techno hype as a God sent gift that we would be lucky to use.

The IQ of my MF films is stll unreachable for the digital world, not to speak of the 5x7 & 7x10 "

Link | Posted on Sep 17, 2013 at 10:10 UTC as 12th comment | 2 replies

I agree with some of the previous comments: first you do need a very high sensor density to have the least decent picture resolution, else what you gain by later focusing the image details, you're losing it by poor definition.
The other point is that actually as a photographer you should... ahem, FOCUS on your subjects in the shooting INSTANT: having said that, it may be a useful way to re-elaborate an image, but in this case the matter gets on a much wider and controversial scope,

Link | Posted on Aug 19, 2011 at 09:59 UTC as 40th comment
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