vastoulis

vastoulis

Joined on Jul 3, 2011

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On My Jewelry in the Photographer audition: Jewelry challenge (1 comment in total)

bejewelled boom mike,wow!

Direct link | Posted on Jun 19, 2013 at 08:49 UTC as 1st comment

One could really go to town with designer accessories for this one:
1.bodies made of steel or wood with cross-hatcing or suitable engraving,as in custom guns.
2.a simple retro look might be obtained with a fancy wooden body and bronze -plated lens (except for the inside of the lenshood)
3.a custom fabric(silk?), w.golden thread inlay carrying strap
4.Last but not least bodies bodies sculpted out of quality marble (Doric,Ionian or Corinthian style to be selected or optional)
GO HASSELBLAD GO! BE ALL YOUCAN BE!!!!!

Direct link | Posted on Jun 12, 2013 at 09:49 UTC as 45th comment
On Non-native Lens challenge (10 comments in total)

I would also appreciate an answer to Ed at Riderside's question so I can choose between using my EP-1 with either my Panasonic Lumix G lens or a Russian mirror 500mm lens with a Novoflex adaptor.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 7, 2013 at 06:37 UTC as 4th comment | 1 reply

In the old,pre-digital days,the following joke was common:
In a photojournalism class the lecturer says,
You are on the seaside and there is a man drowning in front of you.You can either jump in the water and try to save him or take an impressive picture of him drowning.
The question for the class is,
"What ISO film would you use?"

Direct link | Posted on Apr 20, 2013 at 09:44 UTC as 10th comment | 3 replies
On Steak! challenge (1 comment in total)

Oh, to be a vegetarian!!!!!

Direct link | Posted on Nov 11, 2012 at 22:52 UTC as 1st comment
On Instagram as a news aggregate post (3 comments in total)

"professional photographers have to be weary of copyright and fair use issues in the digital age"

Do you mean WEARY meaning tired, or WARY meaning cautious??

Direct link | Posted on Oct 27, 2012 at 08:57 UTC as 2nd comment | 1 reply
On Pax Americana challenge (10 comments in total)

Pax Whatever started with the Roman empire (Pax Romana) -hence the Latin- and went on from there.
I pose the question, "Who would take pictures of US bases abroad?" The locals often don't like them, American tourists seldom visit them, that leaves US service men (persons) serving there and reporters.
I rather doubt reporters participate in DPReview challenges (btw. are they allowed to?) and I wonder how DIVERSE (remember,challenge belongs to a series on diversity) the material submitted by Americans from the US would be.
However, here I am tossing the proverbial gauntlet and hoping to be pleasantly surprised.
I,too, am looking forward to the next challenge.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 20, 2012 at 06:53 UTC as 3rd comment | 1 reply
On Get Back in the My best picture this week challenge (1 comment in total)

Is it OK to submit a picture taken on September 8?

Direct link | Posted on Sep 15, 2012 at 08:58 UTC as 1st comment
On Sony SLT-A57 challenge (6 comments in total)

Can I,please, pretty please, submit images taken with Sony SLT A65? If so can I submit pictures taken with a UV filter(I keep one permanantly fixed on the lens)?

Direct link | Posted on Sep 9, 2012 at 08:40 UTC as 1st comment | 1 reply

By vastoulis (10 min ago) (copied from another challenge):

Capture date rules:
•Images must be shot after the announcement date of the challenge

WHY?????
Let us, for the sake of argument, suppose I took a lovely picture of people waiting for a bus,crowding in a bus, getting on a bus on their way home (I live two blocks away from one of my city's busiests bus terminals).
Let us also suppose I took this picture ten days ago and I am quite happy with it.
Does this pointless (to me) capture date rule mean I must go out and take the picture AGAIN in order to participate in the challenge?
I hope someone will come up with a decent reason for the capture date rule.If not, as I do not want to cheat on EXIF data and suchlike, I will refuse to participate in challenges with the above rule. I will also let loose the activist in me (Occupy DP Review?) and suggest you all do the same!!!
I DO NOT SEE WHY I SHOULD NEED THE INCENTIVE OF A RULE TO GO TAKE PHOTOS, I ENJOY DOING THAT ANYWAY!!!!!

Direct link | Posted on Aug 23, 2012 at 13:15 UTC as 2nd comment | 1 reply
On The journey home after work challenge (7 comments in total)

Capture date rules:
•Images must be shot after the announcement date of the challenge

WHY?????
Let us, for the sake of argument, suppose I took a lovely picture of people waiting for a bus,crowding in a bus, getting on a bus on their way home (I live two blocks away from one of my city's busiests bus terminals).
Let us also suppose I took this picture ten days ago and I am quite happy with it.
Does this pointless (to me) capture date rule mean I must go out and take the picture again in order to participate in the challenge?
I hope someone will come up with a decent reason for the capture date rule.If not, as I do not want to cheat on EXIF data and suchlike, I will refuse to participate in challenges with the above rule. I will also awaken the activist in me (Occupy DP Review?) and suggest you all do the same!!!

Direct link | Posted on Aug 23, 2012 at 12:54 UTC as 3rd comment | 3 replies
On Siesta (afternoon break) challenge (19 comments in total)

I dislike challenges with capture date rules. I don't think they serve any useful purpose and I would like to urge fellow participants not to bother with challenges containing them in the future.I would also like to ask the host to be a bit more careful about what he asks for in a challenge. Siesta means "midday rest or nap in the hot countries", not just "afternoon break" as mentioned in the challenge. I think it is usually a good idea for participating photographers to have an exact understanding of what they are trying to depict....

Direct link | Posted on Aug 17, 2012 at 11:54 UTC as 10th comment | 1 reply
On Lunch (the food) challenge (2 comments in total)

HELP! I tried sending a submission a couple of minutes ago and got a missing or invalid date message. I believe it is now 2230 GMT.Did I do something wrong?

Direct link | Posted on Aug 15, 2012 at 22:31 UTC as 1st comment

Can anyone tell me why this challenge has a capture date rule?

Maybe the challenge host wants to see if participants can meet a deadline? (what does he care?)

Or,maybe, he gets a kick out of playing at picture editor and asks us poor photographers to get on with the job he has graciously handed us...

Hope the EXIF viewer works properly!!!

Direct link | Posted on Jul 27, 2012 at 08:26 UTC as 3rd comment
On Just Posted: Pentax K-01 review article (355 comments in total)

" If you haven't been following along, that's a K-mount in the picture, and it supports virtually every Pentax lens ever made."
EVERY Pentax lens???
Are we to assume that the 42X...something (don't remember the pitch) screw thread lenses were NOT made by Pentax? (OK, I'll admit they were made by other manufacturers as well but, I seem to recall that the mount in question was called 42mmm Pentax Thread)
DAMN, this stuff makes me feel old!!!!!

Direct link | Posted on May 31, 2012 at 07:03 UTC as 82nd comment | 1 reply
In reply to:

vastoulis: WHERE is the little Panasonic 14-42 power zoom? I keep seeing photos of it in reviews of various Panasonic models but not on its own, since its initial review. Obtaining such models from, for example, Amazon generally involves considerable delay and/or limited availability. The lens was announced last August for Pete's sake!!!!
Am I missing something?

Thank you kindly. I must have been looking at older links,referring to the original review. Now I know better!

Direct link | Posted on Apr 7, 2012 at 19:43 UTC

WHERE is the little Panasonic 14-42 power zoom? I keep seeing photos of it in reviews of various Panasonic models but not on its own, since its initial review. Obtaining such models from, for example, Amazon generally involves considerable delay and/or limited availability. The lens was announced last August for Pete's sake!!!!
Am I missing something?

Direct link | Posted on Apr 5, 2012 at 06:47 UTC as 71st comment | 1 reply
On Fujifilm X-Pro1 preview (756 comments in total)

Let us think of specs for a minute:
Largish size, electronic viewfinder, mirrorless design, APS-C size sensor.
Why doesn't Sony lose the pentaprism bulge in its A-series SLTs and produce something similar???????

Direct link | Posted on Jan 10, 2012 at 17:18 UTC as 215th comment | 2 replies
On Preview:canong1x (1032 comments in total)

Looks nice, interesting specs. Had it appeared a couple of years earlier I would have seriously considered it as a second, take anywhere, camera.As it is I bought an Olympus EP-1 and am managing nicely, especially with the 17mm pancake lens. With the Lumix pancake power zoom you mention above it could make a fully versatile take anywhere camera but where is the PANCAKE POWER ZOOM??????? It seems to be "temporarily out of stock" for the last few months.........
Any info will be received with thanks.

Posted on Jan 10, 2012 at 16:52 UTC as 305th comment
On How smartphones are changing digital photography article (51 comments in total)

how big (in mm) are the sensors on iPhones? For that matter, how big are the sensors on other(non-smart) phones?
Anyone???

Direct link | Posted on Oct 5, 2011 at 23:42 UTC as 25th comment
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