vadimraskin

Lives in United States around NYC, NY, United States
Works as a Construction Project Manager
Joined on Apr 18, 2012
About me:

born in 1968, in Moscow, Russia. Came to US in 1992. Married, two children and a dog. Two cars, mortgage and living a typical Americal dream.

Comments

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On photo Inked and Pierced in the -Tattoos and Piercings 1- (Full Colours Only+ Border) challenge (6 comments in total)

Love the pic, congrats on the first place. The lady is gorgeous and screw everyone who doesn't like her and her freedom for expression!
Go Olympus!

Link | Posted on Apr 28, 2014 at 02:22 UTC as 3rd comment | 2 replies

What is the point in small camera that needs big lenses? Balancing it is a pain!

Link | Posted on Apr 7, 2014 at 21:59 UTC as 26th comment | 6 replies
On article Exposing another side of Sochi (170 comments in total)
In reply to:

Retzius: I'm not sure how these are offensive "cookie cutter" images of Russia...

I have been to Russia and much of it looks very much like this. You see modernization sprinkled in with obvious relics (both physical, mental, and behavioral) of its Communist past.

If this offends than some really need to get a thicker skin. Americans are criticized and ridiculed all the time. After a while, you realize the attention is rather flattering ;)

I lived there for much of my youth (24 years) and he is absolutely and 100% correct. Modern Russian cities do look good on the outside but there is still plenty of old Soviet past that is lurking just under the surface.

Link | Posted on Feb 20, 2014 at 02:14 UTC
On article DPReview Gear of the Year Part 3: Olympus OM-D E-M1 (397 comments in total)
In reply to:

reginalddwight: I don't own an EM1 but from what I can gather Olympus seemed to have hit a home run with this one.

It looks like video could be improved and the camera could use a nip and tuck.

Overall, a well-deserved selection among the top gear of 2013.

This is the first mft Oly that makes use of legacy 4/3 lenses possible and these lenses are one of the very best ever made! 12-60 (24-120) is one of the greatest walk-around lenses I have ever used. It is sharp corner to corner, very little wide angel distortion (maybe some at 12 mm but easily corrected) and best at any FL. 50-200 (100-400) gives you a great reach and remains sharp and true to color. Wonderful bokeh too at the lond end. I am not even mentioning the legendary 50 mm! MFT now has 12-40, which I am yet to try and the whole bunch of small and fast primes that will fit in a small bag instead of a tag-behind vagon for FF DSLR. The IQ in 95% of everyday use is great. What else would you need? Some, of course, need a tank of D4 combined with another tank of 70-200 to make an impression on the client but really, how many photogs are looking at the small and fast kit and thinking hell, why do I have to lag this monster when I can have THIS?

Link | Posted on Nov 29, 2013 at 13:26 UTC
On photo IMG_5783 in the My best picture this week challenge (1 comment in total)

I know how that feels. Nice picture nevertheless!

Link | Posted on Nov 10, 2013 at 05:19 UTC as 1st comment
On article The Q Camera wants you to 'shut up and shoot' (27 comments in total)

The concept is a loser from the start: most "hipsters" have smartphone already with better cameras built-in and all the connection they want, including Wi-Fi! Other than 9-10 yo girls who aren't old enough for the iPhone (dahh!) I don't see any market for these devices.

Link | Posted on Nov 6, 2013 at 18:13 UTC as 21st comment

I would have been very interested in this camera because we do quite a bit of outdoor activities and snorkling BUT to have this lens, which seems pretty useful for the underwater activity, I have to spend $800 for the camera AND the slow zoom, which is NOT that useful? Sounds like a bad marketing move, Nikon. I would rather have a choice to buy a body only and chose the lens to go with.

Link | Posted on Sep 19, 2013 at 18:43 UTC as 7th comment | 2 replies

The path that Sony opened might lead to some very nice "pancake" like zoom lenses that could be easily attached to the phone and left on it for some time. That would solve the problem. Let's wait and see.

Link | Posted on Sep 4, 2013 at 16:28 UTC as 83rd comment
On article Sony Cyber-shot DSC-QX100 First-impressions Review (154 comments in total)
In reply to:

vadimraskin: I like the idea of it a lot. The first thought was that it would be perfect for my wife who is always out taking pictures with her G12 AND iPhone 5 (one pic for later and one to share on FB right away). If she can do both conviniently, G12 would most likely stay home most of the time. $500 is a bit steep, though and the idea that she would have to clip and un-clip the lens all the time, establish the connection, etc to take pictures will most likely not be popular with her and many like her.
One way to find out: order on Amazon, try and return if this product doesn't meet her expectations.

true but it means she will stall have to carry two devices and add a hustle of picture transfer. Eye-Fi SD cards are even cheaper but still don't solve the problem. The path that Sony opened might lead to some very "pancake" like zoom lenses that could be easily attached to the phone and left on it for some time. That would solve the problem. Let's wait and see.

Link | Posted on Sep 4, 2013 at 16:26 UTC
On article Sony Cyber-shot DSC-QX100 First-impressions Review (154 comments in total)

I like the idea of it a lot. The first thought was that it would be perfect for my wife who is always out taking pictures with her G12 AND iPhone 5 (one pic for later and one to share on FB right away). If she can do both conviniently, G12 would most likely stay home most of the time. $500 is a bit steep, though and the idea that she would have to clip and un-clip the lens all the time, establish the connection, etc to take pictures will most likely not be popular with her and many like her.
One way to find out: order on Amazon, try and return if this product doesn't meet her expectations.

Link | Posted on Sep 4, 2013 at 15:43 UTC as 90th comment | 4 replies
On article Sony A3000 First Impressions Review (681 comments in total)

If I were to shop for a "better" camera for my daughter, who is just entering a photography, I would probably stop by and look at this camera but pass by in favor of Rebel or D3200 (?). Too many budget cuts on this one to appeal to me or anyone who knows a little bit more about photography. As for the rest of the entry-level market, I think Canon/Nikon have this part covered pretty well by now and Sony has a tough competition here. Name recognition, consumer awareness is a huge factor in US. When everyone around you uses Canon/Nikon, Sony will not look like an obvious choice. It seems that A3000 won't encourage too many buyers to part with their money.

Link | Posted on Aug 27, 2013 at 16:58 UTC as 123rd comment | 3 replies
On article Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX7 Real-world Samples (148 comments in total)

Nice images, high ISO shots are impressive but I will wait to see what Oly has to offer in September.

Link | Posted on Aug 14, 2013 at 17:58 UTC as 41st comment
On photo DSC_013 in the Colorful Flowers challenge (1 comment in total)

NICE!!!!

Link | Posted on Jun 7, 2012 at 16:21 UTC as 1st comment
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