rdscibilia

rdscibilia

Joined on Aug 13, 2013

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On article 2015 Roundups: Fixed Prime Lens Cameras (222 comments in total)
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Christian Grevstad: Why are you writing the RICOH GR ii is "one of the smallest fixed lens APS-C cameras currently on the market", when it's by far the smallest ever made??

The Coolpix A may be discontinued, but I bought one just a few months ago for 400 bucks . Excellent camera

Direct link | Posted on Nov 7, 2015 at 07:04 UTC
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Dillon Frazier: When you can get a real mirrorless camera like the G7 or a6000 for this price, how does Canon expect to sell any of these? (Aside from the fact that there are people who will buy for the name)

I bought the original M when it was $299. It's a very good $299 camera. Take that as you will.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 21, 2015 at 20:37 UTC
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JackM: Anyone who posts negatively about this child or these photographs is a first class d.b.

/deleted/

Direct link | Posted on Oct 19, 2015 at 17:20 UTC
On article Opinion: The myth of the upgrade path (1523 comments in total)

"Full-frame" is an arbitrary metric, a carry-over from the celluloid era. There is nothing sacred about that or any other pixel matrix or pixel size. Sensor size is far from the most important aspect of serious photography.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 8, 2015 at 17:39 UTC as 442nd comment
On article Leica T (Typ 701) First Impressions Review (2255 comments in total)
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rdscibilia: I thought The EOS M had been discontinued...

I own one. Better than the rumors.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 27, 2014 at 17:45 UTC
On article 2014 iPhone Photography Awards winners announced (102 comments in total)
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Manah: phone photography! What is the freaking point? Is it because they are too lazy to carry a real camera and lenses that we should make this a topic? Ridiculous! DPreview, please focus on photography, not cell phones.

Ah, the real and the unreal, only this time applied to cameras themselves. :). Let me assure you that the iPhone is a "real" camera.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 17, 2014 at 13:31 UTC
On article 2014 iPhone Photography Awards winners announced (102 comments in total)
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Morgan David: All great, exept for the cheating picture 6 that most certainly is not shot with a smartphone.
This DOF is not achievable with the size of the iPhone sensor.

Smartphones are often criticized for their alleged inability to produce shallow focus, bokeh effects, etc. i'm simply remarking that this style was not always as favored as it appears to be today.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 17, 2014 at 13:28 UTC
On article 2014 iPhone Photography Awards winners announced (102 comments in total)
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Morgan David: All great, exept for the cheating picture 6 that most certainly is not shot with a smartphone.
This DOF is not achievable with the size of the iPhone sensor.

What makes you think that shallow focus is a superior way to make photographs? You have heard, in cinema, of people like Orson Welles and William Wyler? Sometimes you want shallow focus, sometimes you want deep focus.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 16, 2014 at 19:31 UTC
On Connect post New camera app features in Apple's iOS 8 (67 comments in total)
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tomatoketchup: Excellent... more tyros holding their gigantic pads out at arms length will now be able to swing their monstrosities from left to right, looking even more like complete tools.

Yes, we all know photography is about how you look doing it.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 5, 2014 at 00:14 UTC
On Connect post New camera app features in Apple's iOS 8 (67 comments in total)
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rdscibilia: The iPhone needs more megapixels, although it appears Apple is not going in this direction. A quality eight-megapixel image is fine, but you need some space for cropping.

Okay, I'll settle for 10. :)

Direct link | Posted on Jun 4, 2014 at 22:23 UTC
On Connect post New camera app features in Apple's iOS 8 (67 comments in total)

The iPhone needs more megapixels, although it appears Apple is not going in this direction. A quality eight-megapixel image is fine, but you need some space for cropping.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 4, 2014 at 17:40 UTC as 8th comment | 4 replies
On article MIT algorithm predicts photo popularity (90 comments in total)

I suggest we use the same calculator for eugenics studies. Why should we have to suffer with people who don't have the right look?

Direct link | Posted on Apr 29, 2014 at 16:01 UTC as 29th comment | 1 reply
On article MIT algorithm predicts photo popularity (90 comments in total)
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ManuelVilardeMacedo: This is completely stupid. But, if people get paid to create stupid algorythms, who am I to get in the way? Oh well...

Or be analyzing questionnaires without ever stepping into the real world.

The social sciences have become a travesty.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 29, 2014 at 15:56 UTC
On article MIT algorithm predicts photo popularity (90 comments in total)

The opposite of popular is not dull.

Leave it to a PhD candidate to miss the real point.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 29, 2014 at 15:50 UTC as 30th comment | 1 reply
On article Leica T (Typ 701) First Impressions Review (2255 comments in total)
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blink667: Beautiful camera, but $2000 for $500 worth of performance?

So...is a Leica "high maintenance?" :)

Direct link | Posted on Apr 25, 2014 at 04:27 UTC
On article Leica T (Typ 701) First Impressions Review (2255 comments in total)

This is the kind of camera Mick Jagger will buy 10 of to give to his friends as Christmas gifts.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 24, 2014 at 16:06 UTC as 605th comment | 1 reply
On article Leica T (Typ 701) First Impressions Review (2255 comments in total)

I thought The EOS M had been discontinued...

Direct link | Posted on Apr 24, 2014 at 15:42 UTC as 622nd comment | 3 replies
On article Mid-range Mirrorless camera roundup (2013) (297 comments in total)
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o_23: I would vote for Canon EOS M. It has very intuitive touchscreen. Compact solid magnesium body. Compatible with all Canon lenses. Excellent IQ. Focusing is very accurate and pretty fast after June firmware update. I bought 2 cameras for $399 (kits with flash and 2 lenses). If you subtract prices of kit lenses and flash, the price of a camera is just ridiculous. I also prefer Canon colors, specifically skin tones look much more natural than from other cameras. Though I like Full Frame camera more for better bokeh, but I am tired to carry heavy FF lenses. My backpack is 3 times lighter now.

I bought one for $299 not that long ago. Is it perfect? No, but it is an awfully good camera for that price, and the image quality is excellent.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 30, 2013 at 17:37 UTC
On Connect post Book review: The Art of iPhone Photography (41 comments in total)

People like Ben Lowy and Annie Liebowitz are just fine with the iPhone. No, they don't use it for everything, but they use it. Face the fact that it is one more useful tool that can produce real photographs.

The smart phone by the way is not just a point-and-shoot. It is far better. Why? Form factor and apps and connectivity.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 21, 2013 at 17:54 UTC as 6th comment | 1 reply
On Connect post Book review: The Art of iPhone Photography (41 comments in total)
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rdscibilia: One uses a smartphone because there are certain photos you can only get with a smartphone. Anyone who thinks you cannot make a good photograph with an iPhone not only has been asleep the last few years but is likely to remain asleep. The Revolution is here whether you like it or not. It is not whether the iPhone offers the best absolute quality, it is that you choose the right tool for the circumstances. The reality is that the iPhone can do the job more times than you may think. Do not dismiss this tool to quickly.

As soon as you lift a traditional camera to your eye it changes the whole context of the photograph. That should be obvious to everybody here. I never said that smart phones were the right tool for every photographic circumstance, but for some they are all but essential.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 21, 2013 at 17:49 UTC
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