mandophoto

mandophoto

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Joined on Feb 23, 2010

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On Lens reviews update: DxOMark data for Sony NEX primes article (54 comments in total)
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Hugo600si: 50 is an easier lens design, 24's have always been more expensive. And part of the price of the 24 is for the brand on the lens, don't enjoy it any less due to that, at the time it was the only decent lens available.
Have to get me a 50 now though, it has been raved about since launch, but now its a must have (denies stating earlier that the DXO mark results can be a complete mess with the 35/1.4G junk scoring high...)

Well, OK, this is just a guess and don't take it the wrong way, but we can assume you don't like Zeiss, right?

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On Samsung Galaxy Camera Hands-on Preview preview (192 comments in total)

How is the 3G/4G connection accessed? Is this another revenue stream for Verizon, ATT, et al.?

Direct link | Posted on Jun 20, 2013 at 22:48 UTC as 81st comment | 1 reply
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JurijTurnsek: Check out F-Stop Media Gallery for Android:
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.fstop.photo

You can sort your images by tags (plus the standard features of other galleries), which is a truly powerful way of sorting a large volume of images (as any real photog will tell you).

Care to name the versions of Android it will not run on?

Direct link | Posted on Jun 10, 2013 at 20:41 UTC
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AZBlue: If this is the quality of photos produced by these photographers, they deserve to get fired.

Even in trying to mock his situation, Hart showed what the paper has lost. It would be funny in a different context.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 4, 2013 at 20:02 UTC
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AZBlue: If this is the quality of photos produced by these photographers, they deserve to get fired.

First, you've just lost a great deal of respect from many people. Second, well, there isn't anything left to say.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 4, 2013 at 19:26 UTC
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Benarm: Leica should take notes from Zeiss on how to survive in a digital age :)

Last I heard, Leica is more than just surviving. Quite a bit more, in fact.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 3, 2013 at 21:39 UTC
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rb59020: $900.00!?! For that price it should be an f1.0! I could git the Sony lens and 9 K-1000 bodies on ebay! Or three new tires for my pickup truck!

OK, this lens is not for you.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 3, 2013 at 21:37 UTC
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Combatmedic870: I hope these sell well!! I want to see a Zeiss 85mm F2, thats really slim in size!

I hope so, for the real reason that quality is best for consumers and the economy.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 3, 2013 at 17:29 UTC
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whtchocla7e: Who is Zeiss trying to fool here with these offerings?

Obviously not you.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 3, 2013 at 16:05 UTC
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yabokkie: 12/2.8 looks better than superwide zooms for APS-C DSLRs.
32/1.8 is useless no matter how good is the quality unless << USD 100.
this is a good place for Sigma who can make better lenses at lower prices.

Sigma can design good lenses when they choose to. I have the Sigma 30 f2.8 and it is OK(not spectacular) optically but mechanically I seriously doubt that under constant use it will last more than a couple of years, if that long. There is more to a good lens than just optics. Cheap lenses are cheap for a reason.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 3, 2013 at 14:51 UTC
On Is this the new Leica 'Mini M'? article (370 comments in total)
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Benarm: Another step by Leica towards the legacy of Kodak and Polaroid. You can use past brand image and recognition only so much.

I could be wrong but I believe Leica is doing quite well now. In fact it is the "me too" camera companies that are struggling.

Direct link | Posted on May 29, 2013 at 23:07 UTC
On Is this the new Leica 'Mini M'? article (370 comments in total)
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Jim Radcliffe: If this is true, Leica continues to be so predictable. A true "Entry Level M" along the lines of a Digital CL is what is needed. Not another overpriced point and shoot bearing the Red Dot.

Any camera labeled a Mini M should be able to accept M mount lenses.. this is just another overpriced camera that "looks" like a Leica.

I love Leica gear but sheesh, will they ever listen to the market... oh, I forgot, they're Leica.. they don't have to.

The package box pictured on the Leica site is too small for the camera and lens combination we're seeing. If the box is genuine we might be in for an interesting surprise.

By the way, great street car evening photograph.

Direct link | Posted on May 29, 2013 at 20:19 UTC
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JDThomas: Cool, now iPhoneys can start calling themselves "strobists" too.

So, the very many iPhoneys who are also Nikon users now know to never disturb your hubris towards them by buying a JD Thomas publication. You got it.

Direct link | Posted on May 19, 2013 at 15:59 UTC
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scrup: If Canon really wanted to stop Magic Lantern, they could. But in their interest they don't as it creates another market of users.

Take Apple Iphone. If Jailbreak never existed for it, I don't think it would of taken market share as it did.

Playstation 1. It didn't really take off until it was hacked.

Hey Juck, you're a funny guy. :-) Rotflmao.

Direct link | Posted on May 13, 2013 at 20:57 UTC
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scrup: If Canon really wanted to stop Magic Lantern, they could. But in their interest they don't as it creates another market of users.

Take Apple Iphone. If Jailbreak never existed for it, I don't think it would of taken market share as it did.

Playstation 1. It didn't really take off until it was hacked.

You're wrong about the iPhone. It is a consumer product and as such 99% of users have no need for the hacks. I'm guessing the same applies to most smartphones.

Direct link | Posted on May 13, 2013 at 20:28 UTC
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mandophoto: The Leica S is one beautiful camera.

Yep, ideas of beauty do differ.

Direct link | Posted on May 10, 2013 at 15:28 UTC

The Leica S is one beautiful camera.

Direct link | Posted on May 10, 2013 at 02:24 UTC as 36th comment | 4 replies
On Photoshop CC: Adobe responds to reaction article (1853 comments in total)
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Mssimo: Did he really say that he expected negative reactions from photographers but did not care? That is how I understood his response.

No, he specifically said "hobbyist photography community." The photography community is not monolithic. It is clear CC is for pros and enthusiasts willing to pay. But what I found very interesting is his suggestion that there will be a "regular" Lightroom and a "pro" CC based Lightroom. That is a bit disheartening.

Direct link | Posted on May 8, 2013 at 00:46 UTC
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Zvonimir Tosic: Only issue here that prevents some people from switching is press and pre-press work. What software apart from Photoshop handles CMYK and LAB colourspaces well, or, at all? :-(

@PerL - There is a color shift when going from RGB to CMYK. Most graphic designers will convert RGB files to CMYK in Photoshop to check for color shift. I know RGB files placed in InDesign will be converted to CMYK at some point in the pre-press flow, but if color fidelity is important, then using RGB is a gamble. There is no alternative to Photoshop in the commercial print medium.

Direct link | Posted on May 6, 2013 at 20:16 UTC

For graphic designers working in print media there are no alternatives to Photoshop and Illustrator. As for GIMP, last I checked it does not have a CMYK work space. For page layout QuarkXpress is still around and is quite good but it is also very expensive. So most graphic professionals will pass the cloud based cost to customers, and cross their fingers.

As for Lightroom, Adobe knows there are true alternatives. Still, considering it is now bundled with some Samsung and other cameras, Lightroom may gain such a huge share that it will become (like Photoshop) the de facto raw converter which will give Adobe a lot of muscle.

Direct link | Posted on May 6, 2013 at 19:25 UTC as 700th comment | 1 reply
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