Rage Joe

Rage Joe

Lives in Antarctica unknown, Antarctica
Works as a Photographer
Has a website at just fine
Joined on Oct 2, 2010

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Dear Nikon and Canon, make this happen.

DSLR manufacturers should finally make video monitoring an integral part of the shooting systems.
So, dear Nikon and Canon, make this happen, and manufacture a couple different size monitors for different tasks and make the whole thing effortless to connect, and to function seamlessly just like a part of the camera, like Nikon's flash system. Also, please, improve the video AF and make it to be guided by a touch screen.

Thank you.
Yours
:rj

Direct link | Posted on Aug 29, 2014 at 12:42 UTC as 10th comment
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Abbas Rafey: Another sony 24 mp
If there are people pay for what they don't know then leica don't bother about red dot, NFC, 4k and so on.
With this price you can go to perfect cam with top glass too.

I wish they would have put a marvelous Sony sensor in :D!

Direct link | Posted on Aug 22, 2014 at 17:11 UTC
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Rage Joe: I bet we get this now for the fifth of the normal price since they have saved not putting the expensive dot on this.

Leica will lose their camera business like this, and their cameras will become just a curiosity. Things were very different during the film days when newer and better film emulsions replaced the old ones. Butyou didn't have to change the camera. We live in a different world now and the whole camera with the sensor it was manufactured with is the "emulsion", and newer and better ones come out every year.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 22, 2014 at 15:23 UTC

I bet we get this now for the fifth of the normal price since they have saved not putting the expensive dot on this.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 21, 2014 at 21:49 UTC as 79th comment | 4 replies
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duartix: By the looks of it, I'd say it would take nearly 10,000 years before the monkeys got the composition right.

Considering the images have been obviously cropped and most probably retouched, I guess the photographer has grounds to his claim, and as long as the untouched original isn't in the public domain, I believe Wikimedia will have a hard job proving that what they are selling didn't originate from the photographer's variant (which is obviously copyrighted) even though the copyright on the original may be disputable.

Come on. If I take your pictures, crop and retouch them, does that make me the owner of the copyright?

Direct link | Posted on Aug 7, 2014 at 15:23 UTC

I am pretty sure that monkey did know what is was doing. After all we are all just monkeys with cameras.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 7, 2014 at 15:20 UTC as 303rd comment
On Photographing Thailand with the Nokia Lumia 1020 article (155 comments in total)

These photos are quite nice, no matter which kind of equipment they were taken with.

Hmm. But does it offend you guys - with your serious equipment - that nice pictures can be taken with a phone too nowadays? Like those monkeys!

:rj

Direct link | Posted on Aug 2, 2014 at 16:59 UTC as 53rd comment | 1 reply
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stevo23: Innovation is when someone provides a solution to a known issue. Like Polaroid - provided instant images on paper. People wanted that. Like automatic transmissions (I don't use one) - people didn't have to fiddle with shifting gears. Like autofocus - people realized that they could get more keepers and better focus if somehow the camera could do it.

It's usually something that people thought about but didn't think was possible. But I can't think of anyone ever thinking it would be cool to be able to change the focus point of an image after it's captured - and that with sub-critical focus and poor image quality. It's not an innovation, it's just a novel idea but with no real market interest. It's not solving anything that people were looking for and it replaces nothing.

This is not the future for photographers. It's a novel idea looking for an interested party. I can't really think of anyone or any application for this that makes it invaluable. Can you?

" Imagine a light field digital frame in the future replacing your flat, dull prints."

Why would my prints be dull?

Btw. One of the main points of photography is that the PHOTOGRAPHER CHOOSES the point of interest and the point of focus. And he has to do it, or he's just being lazy and indecisive. Poor. Pictures where that's not accomplished are... dull, in black and white and in color, in 2D and in 3D, in 4D, and even in D4S

:rj

Direct link | Posted on Jul 26, 2014 at 11:06 UTC
On Leica T (Typ 701) First Impressions Review preview (2300 comments in total)
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dale thorn: Got my first 'T' image today in b&w - the detail is amazing, and it really has the Leica Look (not kidding). Much better than I expected, and that was with the 18-56.

I bet that's all in your mind. :)

Direct link | Posted on Jul 25, 2014 at 20:37 UTC
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Samuel Dilworth: Oh boy.

I bet you could use that only once. One or two photographers on different continents.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 25, 2014 at 20:33 UTC

Why don't they make the image all ready. So that you'd only have to take a picture of the background. That would be a vast improvement to this.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 25, 2014 at 20:31 UTC as 48th comment

Hmm. Sometimes things that you can think of and manufacture are not necessary at all.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 24, 2014 at 22:19 UTC as 19th comment
On Leica T (Typ 701) First Impressions Review preview (2300 comments in total)
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Ulfric M Douglas: You wrote ; " I suspect that really, this is a camera for Raw shooters"
Surely the opposite is true : a fashion item for rich and mostly careless jpeg-wifi uploaders.

Jpg

Direct link | Posted on Jul 23, 2014 at 23:12 UTC
On Leica T (Typ 701) First Impressions Review preview (2300 comments in total)

Why is it "beautiful"? What other camera you think is "beautiful"? Sony NEXs? They already looked quite a bit like this.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 23, 2014 at 23:10 UTC as 21st comment
On Drone lighting could be coming soon to your studio article (129 comments in total)
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Marty4650: In the future, one drone will take a photo, of another drone acting as the model, while a third drone hovers around with the lights.

You can file this nonsense under "we did it to prove it could be done, and we think it is very cool."

And the fifth watches the outcome.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 19, 2014 at 02:25 UTC
On Drone lighting could be coming soon to your studio article (129 comments in total)

This is just Stupid. When one of the main points of moving while taking photographs is to have different lighting. Just stupid.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 19, 2014 at 02:16 UTC as 8th comment | 1 reply
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Rage Joe: To be true, this doesn't seem like much. Not even for that time. Just being honest here. Poor job. But I guess the competition wasn't so hard back then.

Dear BkJP, only because he is "famous"...

But like I said the pictures are nothing special ...stiff and unnatural.... and in an unpleasant way. Clumsy backgrounds and lighting. That's about it.

You can see how Horst got lost in the technique he used.
Just compare his stuff to someone like Weston or Man Ray and you see the difference. Big difference, between an artist and a commercial photographer struggling to be artsy,

:rJ

Direct link | Posted on Jul 7, 2014 at 18:55 UTC
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b craw: In a time when photography struggled to be seen as a legitimate art, Horst and others produced strange and beautiful images in the interstice of fine art and more popular culture.

Horst had wonderful control of the craft of photography, yet the ultimate reward is found in an astute understanding and application of illusion and abstract potentials, those principles so important to the trajectory of art in the wake of surrealism. And, while the images speak of that time (or times), they still feel fresh and, I imagine, still inspire in terms of playfulness and elegance.

"The mastering of lights is incredible"

Incredible.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 7, 2014 at 16:40 UTC
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Rage Joe: To be true, this doesn't seem like much. Not even for that time. Just being honest here. Poor job. But I guess the competition wasn't so hard back then.

Oh my god guys. Of course I know my art history. Talking about Dali and Man Ray here. I would add Edward Weston. But they were in a way different league than this clumsy Horst guy.

Papa natas, I'm sure you'd try to explain the Grand Canyon to your dog. But could be that your dog understands the canyon already without your explanations. Could be it understands it better than you.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 7, 2014 at 15:57 UTC
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Rage Joe: To be true, this doesn't seem like much. Not even for that time. Just being honest here. Poor job. But I guess the competition wasn't so hard back then.

Hmm. Can't you see how clumsily he has used those stripes. Awful.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 7, 2014 at 01:31 UTC
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