VadymA

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I am sure Leica main customers - aka brand collectors - are extatic from this news and already preordering. Another precious trophy for their shelves. And what a great conversation piece at the same time.

Link | Posted on Apr 28, 2016 at 23:51 UTC as 209th comment

In summary - good, but not good enough.

Link | Posted on Apr 13, 2016 at 18:46 UTC as 25th comment | 1 reply

Looks like Sigma did their marketing research and determined that their camera users are predominantly right-eye photographers with either exceptionally small hands or missing pinky finger on the right hand
:)

Link | Posted on Feb 23, 2016 at 20:01 UTC as 156th comment | 2 replies
On article Top 5: Hands-on with Nikon D500 (801 comments in total)

I use built-in flash very often on my D300, or on any other camera that I own for that matter, mostly as a fill light on a sunny day for quick snaps during family trips. So for me lack of flash is disappointing. Hope there are some comparatively compact options on the market that could be snapped on D500 to fill the void.

Link | Posted on Feb 6, 2016 at 08:32 UTC as 9th comment | 3 replies
On article Hands-on with the Nikon D5 (409 comments in total)

Now that amateurs like myself have much more choices for quality photography I am starting to appreciate the look of a true heavy-duty piece of equipment. It truly is not about the look, size, or weight but about getting the job done in all circumstances and under extreme conditions.

Link | Posted on Jan 13, 2016 at 20:03 UTC as 21st comment | 1 reply
On article Field Test: Brad Puet and the Fujifilm X-T10 (120 comments in total)

My pick for best video 2015. Thank you.

Link | Posted on Dec 25, 2015 at 09:02 UTC as 9th comment
On article Video: a look at the Sony Cyber-shot RX1R II (125 comments in total)

Hmm, that's a strange review. Not sure if it's intentional but it makes the camera look rather bad. After watching the whole video all I could remember is bad UI, bad responsiveness, bad battery, bad eye cover... I would not want to buy this camera based on this review. There is no analysis of image quality, autofocus, ergonomics, lens quality, competition, etc. And even if I missed any of this, it means it wasn't presented well. And on top of that, the accent and fast pronunciation make it difficult to understand for some of your audience. Just wanted to share my honest impression. Personally, I like camara reviewes of The Camera Store on YouTube and this one was lacking in comparison.

Link | Posted on Dec 16, 2015 at 05:44 UTC as 11th comment | 4 replies

How patents like this can even exist, I have no idea.

Link | Posted on Nov 4, 2015 at 05:35 UTC as 45th comment | 4 replies
On article Erez Marom: On the importance of naming images (108 comments in total)

Art is simply an expression of individual creative ideas, so as the title. A title "Find a Shark" underneath a wall art in a corporate office may sound confusing or out of place to me, but a title "Find a Shark, by Erez Marom" would add certain distinction and individuality to the author, and not in a bad way (regardless of whether I like or dislike the title). So yes, naming art is important as it reflects more on the author than on the art itself IMO.

Link | Posted on Oct 30, 2015 at 03:55 UTC as 8th comment
On article Opinion - Erez Marom: Whatever it Doesn't Take (191 comments in total)

I agree with the author's opinion that in order to make an extraordinary photograph at least one of the following conditions must be extraordinary: location, time, weather conditions, equipment, photograper.

Link | Posted on Aug 14, 2015 at 06:43 UTC as 9th comment
On photo Bearded Dragon in the Beautiful Beard challenge (1 comment in total)

I am really surprized this one didn't get a single five star considering many other less dramatic shots got plenty. This is my favorite for sure.

Link | Posted on Jul 8, 2015 at 04:06 UTC as 1st comment
On photo Glowing Man in the Beautiful Beard challenge (1 comment in total)

It's a nice shot and good expression... but a second place in a beautiful beard challenge seems out of place to be honest.

Link | Posted on Jul 8, 2015 at 04:01 UTC as 1st comment
On article Behind the Shot: Watery Grave (94 comments in total)

Another vote for those who think that the image is overprocessed. Too much vignetting and too much contrast as well. To the point of being cartoonish really. And I also like the original image better. The foggy background actually resembles heavy fumes from dead fish adding to the gloomy atmosphere more than vignetting and heavy contrast. And the small rock is much more visible in the original image being almost like a symbol of gloominess with its dark colors and rough solid shape while the rest of the "world" is slowly disappearing in the fumes of death.

Link | Posted on Jun 21, 2015 at 04:21 UTC as 20th comment

It kind of makes me like my DSLR even more LOL

Link | Posted on May 21, 2015 at 06:05 UTC as 82nd comment
On a photo in the Nikon 300mm f/4E PF ED VR Samples Gallery sample gallery (5 comments in total)

This shot made me smile. Nice catch.

Link | Posted on May 13, 2015 at 05:04 UTC as 4th comment
On photo WH09_ISO200_f4.0_FX in dpreview review samples's photo gallery (5 comments in total)

This shot made me smile. Nice catch.

Link | Posted on May 13, 2015 at 05:04 UTC as 4th comment

First, great work by the photograper! Really enjoyed this gallery. From lens performance perspective, the only images I liked are those that were significantly stepped down. Everything between 1.6 and 2.0 Is just way too soft. I was expecting at least something to remain sharp in those samples but disappointingly that is not the case. Usually images like this are criticized unless they are taken with a cheap plastic lens or with a bottom from a beer bottle or something. Just my personal opinion.

Link | Posted on Apr 13, 2015 at 06:07 UTC as 9th comment | 1 reply

With all due respect, but to me every photo looks like it was taken from a photography text book; which is not a compliment in this case. It's like "Common, I've seen it hundreds times already". It has probably something to do with lack of submissions to this particular contest (3,300 entries is not that much, especially if the number of entries per person is not limited to one). Nice photos overall, but as many other mentioned too predictible, to the poin of looking almost like a cliche.

Link | Posted on Feb 3, 2015 at 20:12 UTC as 4th comment

Bread and Circuses came to my mind after seeing what people vote for.

Link | Posted on Nov 3, 2014 at 18:40 UTC as 11th comment
On article Price released for Brikk's 24k gold Nikon Df (386 comments in total)

I can see like this could be a good choice for a Christmas or Father's Day gift among super wealthy clients. Let's face it, unlike most of us, who are not as wealthy, they don't have that many choices when it comes to a descent camera. There is boring same-ol Leica, a couple of Hasselblad rebadged consumer-grade Sony or Panasonics and one too excentric Sigma, and that's about it. I am glad they finally have access to a descent Nikon camera.

Link | Posted on Oct 31, 2014 at 05:53 UTC as 132nd comment | 1 reply
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