nunatak

nunatak

Lives in United States Los Angeles, CA, United States
Works as a Design Guy
Joined on Dec 29, 2003
About me:

I live 2 design books and magazines. I'm slowly hitch-hiking my way across the globe, and currently reside in southern california.

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On Island life: Samsung NX500 Shooting Experience article (158 comments in total)
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dynaxx: sorry Barney but the blogger below is right - if it was the "shoot" was paid for by Samsung then it has to be stated up front very explicitly. I know many people that would have given up on Samsung with that many firmware bugs

unless you've also revised the earlier Aloha posting, or the First images from upcoming Samsung S 300mm f/2.8 ED OIS, it's not clearly stated. more like "indirectly if you kind of look for it in other articles". just say'n.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 29, 2015 at 00:55 UTC
On Island life: Samsung NX500 Shooting Experience article (158 comments in total)
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nunatak: "With this in mind, Samsung's choice of sunny Hawaii (aloha!) for a 48-hour shooting event to introduce the viewfinder-less NX500 to journalists was perhaps unfortunate."

thanks. i was wondering when you were going to get around to mentioning this was a "paid for" photo junket. the early "tip-off" was the short time DPR had to play with the new Samsung 300mm. :)

so is it fair to say we've moved on to "conflict" from "conflict of interest"?

Direct link | Posted on Mar 28, 2015 at 23:08 UTC
On Island life: Samsung NX500 Shooting Experience article (158 comments in total)
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nunatak: "With this in mind, Samsung's choice of sunny Hawaii (aloha!) for a 48-hour shooting event to introduce the viewfinder-less NX500 to journalists was perhaps unfortunate."

thanks. i was wondering when you were going to get around to mentioning this was a "paid for" photo junket. the early "tip-off" was the short time DPR had to play with the new Samsung 300mm. :)

i didn't see it mentioned in the earlier Samsung articles, although it made me curious. yes, credibility matters, and it's always helpful if any potential conflicts are addressed up front.

as to your PS, you're nowhere near KR notorious. :)

Direct link | Posted on Mar 26, 2015 at 23:00 UTC
On Island life: Samsung NX500 Shooting Experience article (158 comments in total)
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nunatak: "With this in mind, Samsung's choice of sunny Hawaii (aloha!) for a 48-hour shooting event to introduce the viewfinder-less NX500 to journalists was perhaps unfortunate."

thanks. i was wondering when you were going to get around to mentioning this was a "paid for" photo junket. the early "tip-off" was the short time DPR had to play with the new Samsung 300mm. :)

no ... but that's not my point. my point is the readers should be allowed to make up their minds for themselves. they can only do this if they have full disclosure.

conflicts of interest aren't always obvious. even to esteemed peoples such as yourself. perhaps Samsung wasn't as generous as a Nikon D750 photo junket, or an Olympus E-M5 II photo junket? you relieve yourself of conflict if you leave it to the readers to decide.

check out how Dave Pardue, and Dave Etchells at "Imaging Resources" responded to a very similar observation, then compare it to your response:

http://www.imaging-resource.com/news/2015/03/20/samsung-nx500-shooters-report-the-travelers-nx1-a-high-res-4k-shooting-comp

i feel you have the makings of a good editor, but i'd prefer to see you become a great one.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 26, 2015 at 22:10 UTC
On Island life: Samsung NX500 Shooting Experience article (158 comments in total)
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nunatak: "With this in mind, Samsung's choice of sunny Hawaii (aloha!) for a 48-hour shooting event to introduce the viewfinder-less NX500 to journalists was perhaps unfortunate."

thanks. i was wondering when you were going to get around to mentioning this was a "paid for" photo junket. the early "tip-off" was the short time DPR had to play with the new Samsung 300mm. :)

"does it matter?"

absolutely. potential conflicts of interest affects credibility. full disclosure is much better than tucking these little details away.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 26, 2015 at 21:31 UTC
On Island life: Samsung NX500 Shooting Experience article (158 comments in total)

"With this in mind, Samsung's choice of sunny Hawaii (aloha!) for a 48-hour shooting event to introduce the viewfinder-less NX500 to journalists was perhaps unfortunate."

thanks. i was wondering when you were going to get around to mentioning this was a "paid for" photo junket. the early "tip-off" was the short time DPR had to play with the new Samsung 300mm. :)

Direct link | Posted on Mar 26, 2015 at 21:06 UTC as 24th comment | 17 replies
On Nikon releases ViewNX-i image browsing software article (96 comments in total)
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rugosa: It's free and works well. As usual mostly bitching in the comments section!

ebola is free and works well too.
not clear though why anyone would want it ...

Direct link | Posted on Mar 18, 2015 at 13:18 UTC
On Aloha! We go shooting with Samsung's new NX500 article (185 comments in total)
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lacikuss: Quite a collection, thanks.

Images don't look particularly sharp. It is maybe the lens. How much resolving power has that lens in the camera?

"in-camera" jpeg processing?

Direct link | Posted on Mar 16, 2015 at 21:34 UTC
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nunatak: didn't Think Tank recently release another line of "uppity" fashion purses for MILC's ... or are these the same?

i'm sure there's a market for these. if someone enjoys the "Think Tank" label endorsing their bag then don't be deterred by this criticism. it's just a shaving kit, or small lunch kit bag doesn't say "steal me" on it. also the latter are typically much more economical to boot. JMO.

you obviously have never traveled.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 13, 2015 at 03:28 UTC
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Bob Tullis: Too bad they can't make them waterproof w/o an accessory rain cover. :(

so does a small cooler bag ... and they only cost a fraction.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 13, 2015 at 00:10 UTC

didn't Think Tank recently release another line of "uppity" fashion purses for MILC's ... or are these the same?

i'm sure there's a market for these. if someone enjoys the "Think Tank" label endorsing their bag then don't be deterred by this criticism. it's just a shaving kit, or small lunch kit bag doesn't say "steal me" on it. also the latter are typically much more economical to boot. JMO.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 13, 2015 at 00:05 UTC as 31st comment | 3 replies
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nunatak: "However I get the feeling that users in the US don’t really take a liking to small cameras. "

i guess he forgot Canon's original ELPH was a big hit. still, if Canon built MILCs with features and performance their customers actually wanted, size barriers would cease to be an excuse. JMO.

@Thoughts R US:
"Canon's dslr's far outsell Sony's MILC's. That's what counts."

that's a non sequitur in the same sense that SLRs far outsold digital cameras when they were first introduced too. my point remains using "size" as a scape goat for inferior features, performance, and/or value suggests a leadership with a very tired vision. we can agree to disagree. :)

Direct link | Posted on Mar 12, 2015 at 12:47 UTC
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nunatak: "However I get the feeling that users in the US don’t really take a liking to small cameras. "

i guess he forgot Canon's original ELPH was a big hit. still, if Canon built MILCs with features and performance their customers actually wanted, size barriers would cease to be an excuse. JMO.

Canon's MILC has yet to gain traction. Sony seems to be doing much better.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 12, 2015 at 02:51 UTC

"However I get the feeling that users in the US don’t really take a liking to small cameras. "

i guess he forgot Canon's original ELPH was a big hit. still, if Canon built MILCs with features and performance their customers actually wanted, size barriers would cease to be an excuse. JMO.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 12, 2015 at 00:43 UTC as 67th comment | 5 replies
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Daniel Lauring: Still no RAW support? Why Nikon? That takes it out of the competition for birders on a limited budget.

all cameras shoot RAW before conversion to JPEG. how well the noise is balanced with sharpness is a function of the algorithm used to render the data.

i'm not convinced about a "huge (noise) difference", but there may be a slight advantage having access to the RAW data so that it can be optimized for print or screen. i get the feeling Nikon's JPEG algorithm is optimized for print.

all in all though, if one's going to work with RAW — my experience (for print and press) is 10bits or better is the base minimum. JMO.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 2, 2015 at 17:51 UTC
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Daniel Lauring: Still no RAW support? Why Nikon? That takes it out of the competition for birders on a limited budget.

for that sized sensor, wouldn't RAW files have the same bit depth as a JPEG?

Direct link | Posted on Mar 2, 2015 at 13:39 UTC
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AlexisH: Interesting approach. Hydrophilic rather than hydrophobic.

perhaps it will bring rain to one's lens? :)

Direct link | Posted on Feb 26, 2015 at 18:54 UTC

so ... did the patent for this technology recently expire or are the chinese filter wars taking their toll? seems to me many glass makers have some form of premium coating which promotes the same. if anything Tokina appears to be coming very late to this game. JMO.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 26, 2015 at 18:51 UTC as 17th comment
On CP+ 2015: Canon shows off prototype 120MP CMOS sensor article (255 comments in total)

everything that's old is now new again. thank you for keeping DPR green. :)

Direct link | Posted on Feb 13, 2015 at 13:37 UTC as 62nd comment
On CP+ 2015: Canon shows 11-24mm in cross-section article (63 comments in total)

priced at more than twice it's weight in silver — it's a steal. :)

Direct link | Posted on Feb 13, 2015 at 03:22 UTC as 28th comment | 2 replies
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