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Caleido

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On World Press Photo revokes prize from Giovanni Troilo article (100 comments in total)
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sknippen: This is all under influence of the major from Carleroi who doesn't wan't to see his city in bad day light. Charleroi is a dirty city ruled for ages by the corrupt party Parti socialist. The unemployment rate is one of the highest from Belgium The major "Magnette" demanded that these pîctures needed to be disqualified.
This disqualifying has political motives (everything in Belgium has political motives)

http://www.knack.be/nieuws/belgie/hoe-world-press-photo-op-de-knieen-ging-voor-magnette/article-opinion-539283.html

Claiming that a mayor from a small city in small Belgium can change how an international photo contest ends is stupid. What political motives? It's an international contest, not another political party. You are delusional. He did what he thought he had to do: defend the city where voters voted for him.

If the photographer believes that Charleroi is "the dark heart of Europe" he hasn't visited a lot of other places in Europe.

The only reason the price was revoked, is the fact that he lied about one of the pictures and that some images were completely staged. He said that one picture was taken in Charleroi, while it was taken in Brussels. That is fraud, pure and simple.

But like you said, everything has political motives. Just like your comment that makes no sense at all.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 10, 2015 at 22:19 UTC
On Nikon D750 Review preview (1907 comments in total)
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RomanP: I don't get what the big deal is here, for the price:
- same body as 610 (except tilt screen)
- same toy-like 4way selector...really inferior to the 810's and 5D's.
- same sensor
- same 6fps. Wait, that's now 6.5fps.
- same buffer! Really, they couldn't double the RAM?

Is it worth an $800 difference between the two models? Yes, better autofocus system, but IQ will be very close, and you won't get more shots at an event than with a D610. It's like Nikon is crippling this model only to queue up a truly high speed 760s next year.

Just see the D750's buffer in glorious action here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L1wXGdaNvko

I guess we have different understanding of the word "significant". I personally apply the word if a new ISO is (more) usable in real world use than before.

There is no such improvement. Clearly seen by everyone in the printscreen below. It shows ISO 6400 & ISO 25600. Yes, I might have switched sides. Or maybe not. But either way, you can apparently clearly see the significant better camera in both pairs, right?

http://oi61.tinypic.com/dnh9vo.jpg

Direct link | Posted on Dec 21, 2014 at 04:48 UTC
On Nikon D750 Review preview (1907 comments in total)
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RomanP: I don't get what the big deal is here, for the price:
- same body as 610 (except tilt screen)
- same toy-like 4way selector...really inferior to the 810's and 5D's.
- same sensor
- same 6fps. Wait, that's now 6.5fps.
- same buffer! Really, they couldn't double the RAM?

Is it worth an $800 difference between the two models? Yes, better autofocus system, but IQ will be very close, and you won't get more shots at an event than with a D610. It's like Nikon is crippling this model only to queue up a truly high speed 760s next year.

Just see the D750's buffer in glorious action here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L1wXGdaNvko

@ Josh152. I agree, except for the less noise at high ISO. If you look at the RAW files - the only way to measure it - the noise is about 95% the same. The D600-D610 shifts to blue in the black areas at maximum ISO, but that's about it. The noise reduction in JPEGs has a cleaner look with the D750, I agree. But that is software, not hardware.

It's a fantastic all round camera. But if you own a D600/D610, you should not expect an increase in image quality. If my D700 dies, this will probably be my next second body.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 21, 2014 at 02:02 UTC
On Canon EOS 7D Mark II: A professional's opinion article (502 comments in total)
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Lanidrac: I always wonder why folks that use "the best gear" always say they use lesser gear, and why we pay attention? Why would anybody use a lesser camera at anytime when they have the best? She complains about not being able to annotate her voice about shots. OMG! Is that photography? Something is wrong with photography when that is a key point.

How hard is it to understand that this photographer - and many others with her - finds the possibility to record annotations very practical and that it is one of the major features she missed? This shows how good and comparable modern cameras are and how narrow your mind is.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 3, 2014 at 20:47 UTC
On Canon EOS 7D Mark II: A professional's opinion article (502 comments in total)
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Shamael: Voice recording, my Nikon F5 had no voice recording, my Mamiya C330 did not have voice recording, my Hasselblad 500 had no voice recording and my Bronica GS had no voice recording, and all we did with it was shooting pictures. This digital age has brought us many problems as it seems, voice recording....sick, only a few top end cameras in high price range have that. So, blaming an aps-c camera for having no voice recording sounds somewhat stupid.

This must be the oldest rant on the internet in any discussion.

I wonder if it's based on lack of understanding work flow, a dislike of any new technology that is newer and more sophisticated than the tools used "back in the days, when everything was better" or the pure urge to complain. Probably a bit of everything.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 2, 2014 at 19:26 UTC
On Canon EOS 7D Mark II: A professional's opinion article (502 comments in total)
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Lanidrac: I always wonder why folks that use "the best gear" always say they use lesser gear, and why we pay attention? Why would anybody use a lesser camera at anytime when they have the best? She complains about not being able to annotate her voice about shots. OMG! Is that photography? Something is wrong with photography when that is a key point.

Sarcasme I hope? Pro bodies offer that feature, this one does not. Professional photography is capturing, organizing and editing. Also known as workflow.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 2, 2014 at 19:16 UTC
On Fujifilm X100T (beta) real-world samples article (105 comments in total)
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abi170845: For those people comparing the X100T to some other camera like the Pana LX100 etc, don't you get it? The reason to get this camera is the Leaf Shutter and the high synch flash speed. Before comparing the X100T to another camera, please compare it to another camera that has a leaf shutter, APS-C sensor AND high flash synch to 1/4000th of a sec. This is the ONLY reason why I bought the X100S. Please, don't compare the X100T to another camera that can barely synch to 1/250 or has fake Hi Speed Flash. Let see other cameras with a BUILD IN flash that are able to belt out shot after shot fill flash like the X100T.

ipecaca

1/No they don't. No High speed sync. It's an electronic shutter at around 1/100s or shorter. No moving planes, so no need for HSS.

2/ It obviously does not. I have hundreds of pictures to prove it. and the web has thousands to show it. You clearly don't know these bodies and their electronic shutter. Please inform yourself before making empty statements.

The only downside is that you can only use your speedlight in manual mode and you have to tape off one pin on your hotshoe.

http://strobist.blogspot.be/2008/01/control-your-world-with-ultra-high-sync.html

Wikipedia about the D70: "Due of its hybrid electronic/mechanical shutter, it is possible to flash sync the D70 and D70s beyond their published 1/500 maximum sync speed up to the maximum shutter speed of 1/8000."

Direct link | Posted on Sep 25, 2014 at 05:04 UTC
On Fujifilm X100T (beta) real-world samples article (105 comments in total)
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abi170845: For those people comparing the X100T to some other camera like the Pana LX100 etc, don't you get it? The reason to get this camera is the Leaf Shutter and the high synch flash speed. Before comparing the X100T to another camera, please compare it to another camera that has a leaf shutter, APS-C sensor AND high flash synch to 1/4000th of a sec. This is the ONLY reason why I bought the X100S. Please, don't compare the X100T to another camera that can barely synch to 1/250 or has fake Hi Speed Flash. Let see other cameras with a BUILD IN flash that are able to belt out shot after shot fill flash like the X100T.

A Nikon D50 or D70 syncs up perfectly all the way up to 1/4000s.

Electronic shutter.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 24, 2014 at 00:04 UTC

A brand selling out its name like this, is a chronicle of a death foretold.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 9, 2014 at 16:09 UTC as 4th comment | 1 reply

Technically speaking, 16:9 is not a wider format but actually narrower vertically on a 4:3 sensor.

Cropping it afterwards because you like those dimensions - and don't mind loosing parts of your image, sounds more logical.

But it's less simple, I presume.

Direct link | Posted on May 30, 2014 at 11:44 UTC as 4th comment | 2 replies
On Nikon D4s First Impressions Review preview (1042 comments in total)

High ISO has no improvement at all over a D4.
The improvement is at JPEG processing and NR level.

So basically no improvement. Only software. Nothing some basic Lightroom can't do.

I won't deny I'm underwhelmed. Especially when many sources where claiming a full stop improvement when the D4s was announced or previewed.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 19, 2014 at 03:38 UTC as 82nd comment | 1 reply
On Fujifilm X-E2 Preview preview (454 comments in total)

I'm quite impressed to see it's actually cleaner at high ISO than my D600 full frame.
Unsurprisingly, the 24MP D600 clearly outshines the X-E2 at base ISO in sharpness and detail.

I do wonder how a Fuji full frame sensor would perform.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 5, 2014 at 11:36 UTC as 36th comment | 1 reply
On Sony Alpha A7 / A7R preview (2371 comments in total)

Looking at RAW, moire problem seems obvious. But there is no clair winner.

In some places the 7R is better, in some places the D610 is better (for example, the upper right corner from the greyscale group drawing).

What I don't like, is the oversharpening in je Sony jpeg's.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 25, 2013 at 01:04 UTC as 87th comment | 2 replies

Interesting stuff. But at this video quality it looks almost the same as a video shot with my smartphone.

Not really the way to go to impress.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 13, 2013 at 20:50 UTC as 56th comment | 3 replies
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Frank_BR: Just a nice attempt to hide the fact that Canon is losing the battle of sensors to Nikon?

psst Shaun_Nyc
Yes Nikon does. And Nikon did. Most are Sony, others have been designed by Nikon. Put even Sony sensors get a proper Nikon treatment and outperform the same sensors in other cameras.

But where the sensors come from is irrelevant. The current line-up clearly gives the golden cup to Nikon.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 13, 2013 at 20:49 UTC
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JDThomas: Are people actually READING the article? It's about Anthony Karen's methodology on photojournalism and trust. The subject is beside the point.

This is exactly the same wrong, hypersensitive, context-ignoring reaction as the story with the deaf boy having to change his name in sign-language because some people said it looked like a gun.

This paranoia will eventually end in a deaf, blind and empty society.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 15, 2013 at 16:59 UTC
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JDThomas: Are people actually READING the article? It's about Anthony Karen's methodology on photojournalism and trust. The subject is beside the point.

@ ryan2007 Extremely ironic when you're asking for censorship because of the subject of these photos, don't you think.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 15, 2013 at 15:04 UTC
On Behind the Shot: Nautilus article (49 comments in total)
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Mikhail Tal: Or you could have just exposed for the sky and used flash...

Ha nice one

Direct link | Posted on Aug 10, 2013 at 01:28 UTC
On Nikkor 18-140mm F3.5-5.6G ED VR hints at mid-range DSLR article (190 comments in total)
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opiecat: ring type ultrasonic motor? for a kit lens?

@ Xentinus It's obviously metal.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 8, 2013 at 13:43 UTC
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ChrisKramer1: But the future is here already: Sony NEX series!

Never heard of that smartphone.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 3, 2013 at 23:58 UTC
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