salamander1

salamander1

Joined on Jun 23, 2012

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On article Heavy hitter: Sony FE 24-70mm F2.8 GM first shots (337 comments in total)
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Julius: Unbelievable details, I have never seen before.

"Unbelievable details, I have never seen before."
;)

Direct link | Posted on Feb 6, 2016 at 03:04 UTC
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Jim Evidon: If I read the article correctly, by employing a global shutter effect to the entire sensor, they could totally eliminate a mechanical shutter; either focal plane or leaf, and simply use the firmware to electronically turn the sensor on or off at user adjustable “speeds” resulting in a lighter, mechanically simpler and more accurate camera.

To the user, the controls could look familiar with dials and wheels, but the internals would be completely electronic. I expect the new product could hit the market within 2 years or much less. I suspect that the project is further along than is reported.

Times they are a changing.

they can simulate this. the shutter-click sound emitted by most camera phones for example when taking a picture is an auditory skeuomorph: it does not come from a mechanical shutter, which camera phones lack, but from a sound file in the phone's operating system.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 5, 2016 at 19:55 UTC
On article X-Factor: Canon's EOS-1D X Mark II examined in-depth (614 comments in total)
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sebasantos: Hello, I have a Canon 5D Mark III and I have focus peaking, zebras and lots of features that sony users say that canon are missing. And also my 5DIII has 14 stops dynamic range. It's free and easy to have those features. I don't use it for video, but there are also a lot of features for video like RAW video, etc, etc, etc.
I am not going to buy this camera, I don't need it but i am very interested in the sensor performance, because I hope that 5DIV is in its way and use the new sensor technology. If the 5DS sensor without the new technology close the gap between sensors, I think that the new sensor could be a very good surprise. The patent for this new sensor was introduced in 2014, so they were working in it for a long period of years.

"Hello, I have a Canon 5D Mark III and I have focus peaking, zebras and lots of features that sony users say that canon are missing. And also my 5DIII has 14 stops dynamic range."

:)

Direct link | Posted on Feb 3, 2016 at 23:46 UTC
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Randy Veeman: But Sony marketing says their lenses with out those gaskets and sealing tape are 'weather resistant' too.

Nice to see some REAL lenses made for photographers who make a living out doors in the snow, sand, rain, and dust, and not just in a studio or in fair weather.

:)

Direct link | Posted on Dec 10, 2015 at 18:49 UTC
On photo 20150715Canon5DsTest_Stead_04 in dpreview review samples's photo gallery (4 comments in total)
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Nigel Wilkins: Is it just me, or is the left side of this shot less sharp than the right?

it's a DOF issue most likely. f5.6 at 135mm is not enough to cover the entire scene evenly.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 20, 2015 at 18:16 UTC
On SampleImage:2421108588 (4 comments in total)
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Nigel Wilkins: Is it just me, or is the left side of this shot less sharp than the right?

it's a DOF issue most likely. f5.6 at 135mm is not enough to cover the entire scene evenly.

Posted on Jul 20, 2015 at 18:16 UTC
On SampleImage:5899617410 (4 comments in total)
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Nigel Wilkins: Is it just me, or is the left side of this shot less sharp than the right?

it's a DOF issue most likely. f5.6 at 135mm is not enough to cover the entire scene evenly.

Posted on Jul 20, 2015 at 18:16 UTC
On a photo in the Canon EOS 5DS Sample Gallery sample gallery (4 comments in total)
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Nigel Wilkins: Is it just me, or is the left side of this shot less sharp than the right?

it's a DOF issue most likely. f5.6 at 135mm is not enough to cover the entire scene evenly.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 20, 2015 at 18:16 UTC
On article Opinion: Did Sony just do the impossible? (1085 comments in total)
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salamander1: "One of the major points of that entire section was to dissuade users from ever moving AF points manually."

real photographers want to choose their own focal point for various reasons, which is one of the most important things in photography i dare say. there is nothing like putting your square on your subjects eye, not the forehead, not the nose, and not the eyelashes, and taking that sublime and masterful shot of exquisite beauty and excellence. canon pro bodies can do this very well, real quick and easy, thank you very much. :)

i didn't miss the point, i was just being facetious. sorry about that. i understand all this.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 22, 2015 at 22:16 UTC
On article Opinion: Did Sony just do the impossible? (1085 comments in total)
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salamander1: "One of the major points of that entire section was to dissuade users from ever moving AF points manually."

real photographers want to choose their own focal point for various reasons, which is one of the most important things in photography i dare say. there is nothing like putting your square on your subjects eye, not the forehead, not the nose, and not the eyelashes, and taking that sublime and masterful shot of exquisite beauty and excellence. canon pro bodies can do this very well, real quick and easy, thank you very much. :)

not just a moving subject but even a flying bird for example, yes. :)

Direct link | Posted on Jun 22, 2015 at 22:06 UTC
On article Opinion: Did Sony just do the impossible? (1085 comments in total)

"One of the major points of that entire section was to dissuade users from ever moving AF points manually."

real photographers want to choose their own focal point for various reasons, which is one of the most important things in photography i dare say. there is nothing like putting your square on your subjects eye, not the forehead, not the nose, and not the eyelashes, and taking that sublime and masterful shot of exquisite beauty and excellence. canon pro bodies can do this very well, real quick and easy, thank you very much. :)

Direct link | Posted on Jun 22, 2015 at 21:50 UTC as 192nd comment | 14 replies

"New super fast, stabilized lenses: 35/1.2 , 50/.95 , 85/.95 , 135/1.4"

wow! :))) look at that 50/95. i can almost feel it.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 7, 2014 at 03:17 UTC as 588th comment

the cicalatron
the gladiator
hercules
dixie lee

Direct link | Posted on Apr 1, 2014 at 05:51 UTC as 66th comment
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MarshallG: Now THAT'S a Hasselblad! They did Victor proud.

victorovitch? nabokov? putin?

Direct link | Posted on Mar 4, 2014 at 05:26 UTC
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MarshallG: Now THAT'S a Hasselblad! They did Victor proud.

who's victor? :)

Direct link | Posted on Mar 4, 2014 at 04:47 UTC
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salamander1: while some of these pictures are very nice, motherly and estrogenic - we, men, have a hard time deciphering female art and would rather shoot hurricanes and tornadoes in the wild - i personally would not even think of showing my children to the world as fashion models purposefully posing half naked with their pants sagging gangsta style. i think this is very exploitative in a number of ways, and it is simply not decent in my opinion. i would not take such a photo of a child. it's a bad taste indeed. you've got to draw the line somewhere. children are still part of their parent's physical territory and their pictures belong in the family too. respect them. portraits and pictures of kids with, say, dogs and geese are okay, kids as naked fashion models are not okay. my opinion.

nudism is not the point. everyone in finland can go to the sauna at the same time, for example - men, women and children, the whole family., but your pictures don't end up posted on the internet. i only really have a problem with one of her pictures., the one with the little ducks. i think it is very exploitative the way it is staged and presented. make no mistake about it, these are not impromptu pictures, but carefully composed, directed and acted compositions. she knew very well what she was doing. child in sagging pants with ducks. she went too far. my opinion.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 28, 2014 at 04:01 UTC
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salamander1: while some of these pictures are very nice, motherly and estrogenic - we, men, have a hard time deciphering female art and would rather shoot hurricanes and tornadoes in the wild - i personally would not even think of showing my children to the world as fashion models purposefully posing half naked with their pants sagging gangsta style. i think this is very exploitative in a number of ways, and it is simply not decent in my opinion. i would not take such a photo of a child. it's a bad taste indeed. you've got to draw the line somewhere. children are still part of their parent's physical territory and their pictures belong in the family too. respect them. portraits and pictures of kids with, say, dogs and geese are okay, kids as naked fashion models are not okay. my opinion.

:)

Direct link | Posted on Jan 27, 2014 at 04:04 UTC

while some of these pictures are very nice, motherly and estrogenic - we, men, have a hard time deciphering female art and would rather shoot hurricanes and tornadoes in the wild - i personally would not even think of showing my children to the world as fashion models purposefully posing half naked with their pants sagging gangsta style. i think this is very exploitative in a number of ways, and it is simply not decent in my opinion. i would not take such a photo of a child. it's a bad taste indeed. you've got to draw the line somewhere. children are still part of their parent's physical territory and their pictures belong in the family too. respect them. portraits and pictures of kids with, say, dogs and geese are okay, kids as naked fashion models are not okay. my opinion.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 27, 2014 at 03:56 UTC as 143rd comment | 4 replies
On article Just Posted: Sony Alpha SLT-A99 review (498 comments in total)
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Peiasdf: Not a bad camera by any mean but SONY clearly crippled certain functions to not step on SONY's professional cameras and upcoming SONY 1D X/D4 camera's toe.

Also a few hundred too expensive consider the recycled EVF from A77 and cheaper "mirror box"

what's this upcoming sony 1dx/d4 camera's foe? is this reliable information? thank you.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 13, 2012 at 20:43 UTC
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