spiderhunter

spiderhunter

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It all depends on the rules for the competition; if it was stated clearly that digital manipulation is disallowed then obviously this picture has to be disqualified. We have to determine whether the photographer was aware or if Nikon has set the rules clearly. The photographer said that "I crossed the line by submitting the photo for a competition" (as quoted). Perhaps he should have stated clearly that the plane was inserted in when he submitted the picture. Nikon Singapore, on the other hand, should have examined the picture more carefully and requested if any digital manipulations were done before awarding the prize. I am aware that in some major competitions, original unedited files of pictures selected for potential prizes must be produced. Just my 2 cents.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 2, 2016 at 19:32 UTC as 11th comment
On article X-Factor: Canon's EOS-1D X Mark II examined in-depth (594 comments in total)
In reply to:

bmwzimmer: Can't complain about ISO or Dynamic Range anymore. This real world review and High ISO images looks amazing!!!!

http://www.andyrouse.co.uk/index.php?b=1&currentpage=1

Would love to see how it compares to the D5! Just to satisfy my curiosity.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 2, 2016 at 19:10 UTC
On article X-Factor: Canon's EOS-1D X Mark II examined in-depth (594 comments in total)

It would be good if advancement in technology meant smaller camera sizes.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 2, 2016 at 18:57 UTC as 46th comment | 11 replies

Does this dual pixel AF comes directly from the older Canon 70D?

As an aside, I wonder what the 5D MK IV's specs are? And if it will be a reality. If it's the rumoured 28Mp then might noise be an issue? Perhaps the 5D MK IV (@10-12 fps?) is to kill two birds with one stone ruling out the need for a APS-C replacement (7D2) as it's capable of 1.3x and 1.6X crops as rumoured?

Direct link | Posted on Feb 2, 2016 at 18:54 UTC as 26th comment | 1 reply

I will buy this in a heart heat if, and only IF, there is a matching body that allows the AF to be as fast and as responsive as the 7D2 or D500. I believe the XT-1 cannot do it (i may be wrong), so hopefully they can come up with an XT-2 that has a revolutionary AF system to rival pro-grade DSLRs. Also, a new battery that is capable of doubling or tripling the power life of the present one. Now, that will be a real game changer. That will be the day I will hang up my DSLR.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 16, 2016 at 21:05 UTC as 5th comment

A few more years before mirrorless cameras can catch up with the AF of higher end DSLRs. For any other work other than high action, mirrorless are fine, in fact excellent. Love it for use with legacy lenses and other slower work.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 9, 2015 at 10:00 UTC as 10th comment

Please add silent shutter and I will buy the 7II. Sony a7rII is just overpriced to the point being unreasonable.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 9, 2015 at 09:27 UTC as 3rd comment

It appears that Canon and Nikon are so complacent with their toaster-sized DSLRs that they are blind to what is going around them. They can reduce the size of things but they just don't do it. The song "the times they are a-changing" comes to mind. Sure, they still have their lion's share of the pro market but I feel Sony has rocked the boat. The Sony FF mirrorless are still not there yet when it comes to AF tracking abilities ( but great for non-action work) and battery life
but given time and more RD, they will get there. I hope the size of truly capable pro models will get lighter, not heavier.

Hand phones got lighter and smaller. The early models were gigantic by comparison. Compactness and portability is what manufacturers should aim for. Yes, there is a limit as to how small FF lenses can go but striving to reduce sizes and making things lighter are surely the way to go.

Go Sony, go! Show them the way!

Direct link | Posted on Nov 22, 2013 at 04:58 UTC as 23rd comment | 9 replies
On article Tamron to develop 150-600mm F5-6.3 ultra-telephoto zoom (193 comments in total)

In the end, it is all about sharpness and performance. Can this lens deliver?

Direct link | Posted on Nov 12, 2013 at 12:35 UTC as 12th comment | 1 reply
On article Is this the new Leica 'Mini M'? (369 comments in total)

I have given up on Leica a long time ago. The issue is that you can't take any better pictures with this camera compared to any other mirrorless ones. So why pay the premium? And like someone said, there is not even a EVF built into it! That said, this is my opinion.

Direct link | Posted on May 30, 2013 at 00:32 UTC as 109th comment | 2 replies
On photo SDIM2351 in swedishnerd's photo gallery (1 comment in total)

Excellent. Do you find the jena flektogon 35mm sharp at 2.4 as it is at f8?

Direct link | Posted on Apr 25, 2013 at 02:58 UTC as 1st comment

It weighs a ton and it had better have exceptional IQ otherwise it's a white elephant.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 21, 2013 at 00:50 UTC as 15th comment
On article World Press Photo announces 2013 contest winners (298 comments in total)

I meant "well said" to King Penguin's comments.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 18, 2013 at 14:05 UTC as 17th comment
On article World Press Photo announces 2013 contest winners (298 comments in total)
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King Penguin: I am amazed by the responses to this piece, most posters seem to be very sensitive about anything that shows Israel or the US in a negative way.......the truth hurts and denying it will do nothing to bring peace in a place which has been meddled with and manipulated for so many years.

I'm not anti Israel or US, but the current leadership of Israel do not want peace, if they did there would be, it's in their control but they chose to keep the status quo of conflict, sadly their attitude is no better than the apartheid regimes of South Africa before Nelson Mandela came to power.

History will not judge the current leadership of Israel well.

It's all very sad.

Well said!!!

Direct link | Posted on Feb 18, 2013 at 14:02 UTC
On article World Press Photo announces 2013 contest winners (298 comments in total)

How can there be winners for war images? Judges sit in the comfort of their offices and decide the best pictures to depict suffering and the photographer wins prizes and gain fame? This is morally wrong. Winning is corrupting.

The Pulitzer prize, for example, is a political tool. One of the world's greatest irony was the Peace Prize that was awarded to Barack Hussein Obama, a prize so hurriedly put together for man who could hardly represent peace.

Some of the best war images and videos come from unsung heroes ... unknown photographers. Tragically the world needs winners ... it reflects on the fallen nature of man.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 17, 2013 at 01:55 UTC as 36th comment

In this day and age, nothing is impossible. We are only limited by our own minds, afterall we are only finite.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 20, 2012 at 00:52 UTC as 70th comment | 2 replies
On article Canon EF 24-70mm f/4L IS USM preview (149 comments in total)

Overpriced.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 10, 2012 at 12:58 UTC as 14th comment
On article Just Posted: Canon EOS M preview samples gallery (130 comments in total)

Waste of money. Sony NEX series is king.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 8, 2012 at 01:38 UTC as 12th comment
On article Canon EF 24-70mm f/4 L IS USM Preview (130 comments in total)

The price had better justify the performance.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 7, 2012 at 14:53 UTC as 27th comment | 1 reply

Absolutely preposterous. Update available six months from now? They should do it immediately - together with the announcement.

WHAT EXACTLY IS CANON UP?

Time to jump ship!!!

Direct link | Posted on Oct 24, 2012 at 05:22 UTC as 10th comment | 7 replies
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