monkeybrain

monkeybrain

Lives in United Kingdom Stirling, United Kingdom
Joined on Sep 13, 2012

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On UK Landscape Photographer of the Year winners announced article (156 comments in total)
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Lassoni: uhh.. some painting is suddenly landscape photography?

Go see it larger, it looks less 'painterly' (whatever the hell that means).

It's an image you have to let your eyes rest on for a while. It's not the typical "wow, look at that!" image which get high views on social network sites. Look at it deeply, consider the contours, the crevices, the shades in the rock, the way vegetation tries to cling on to the windblasted slopes. It's a beautiful representation of Glen Coe, a perfect summary of the feeling of being there.

Only a confident, accomplished photographer would have chosen to highlight that.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 15, 2014 at 15:24 UTC
On Olympus OM-D E-M5 rumored to be out of production article (202 comments in total)
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JohnEwing: "Reached out to" is pathetic. "Contacted" is perfectly adequate: this is a technical site, not a charitable institution.

I agree with John. "Reached out to" is terrible corporate speak.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 15, 2014 at 11:41 UTC
On Samsung NX1 real-world sample images article (330 comments in total)
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toomanycanons: Yikes, $1300 for the "kit" lens. It better be pretty darn good!

The kit lens is indeed pretty darn good.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 12, 2014 at 22:36 UTC
On Samsung NX1 real-world sample images article (330 comments in total)
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audijam: mmm....i hate to admit it but Samsung did a great job.

You should be happy. More competition is good for photographers.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 12, 2014 at 22:34 UTC
On Samsung NX1 real-world sample images article (330 comments in total)
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justmeMN: Technical merit aside, in the US, Samsung has a brand problem. $2,799.00 for an off-brand camera? Good luck with that.

That price includes the 16-50 f2-2.8 (!) kit lens.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 12, 2014 at 22:33 UTC
On Canon PowerShot G7 X Review preview (393 comments in total)

So the Samsung NX Mini's (also 1 inch sensor) sample's gallery was up and the camera on sale before the Canon was announced. But DPReview clearly prioritised the Canon review because it'll get more hits and have (presumably indefinitely) sidelined the Mini review despite the sample's gallery having some very promising shots.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 11, 2014 at 21:55 UTC as 70th comment | 9 replies
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monkeybrain: When will it be rolled out outside the US?

Kim, you mean Amazon Prime streaming? We've had that in the UK for a while now. They don't do it in Canada? Maybe down to some copyright laws, which wouldn't affect this photo service of course.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 5, 2014 at 18:16 UTC

When will it be rolled out outside the US?

Direct link | Posted on Nov 4, 2014 at 20:27 UTC as 34th comment | 2 replies
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ZoranHR: Just in my eyes and taste...
Best photo is last one with small dog between human feet.

A winner, "lions" photo is a kitsch. All the rest is in almost same manner. I m far too lazy to distinguish reasons why the winner photo won competition.
Such a spectacle...I haven seen so many lightning and thunder since the last AC/DC concert.

Now you can attack me,ask me to show my photos,etc.

Tungsten, in what manipulated? What does it make you feel? My interpretation was of man trying to tame, control nature, and only choosing the most aesthetic part of nature at that, while he can't even take care of himself properly (the shoddy shoes). I suppose it can also be taken to be about man's responsibility. An issue for me is that the photo was probably not taken with the theme 'the world in our hands' in mind but was just seen as a cute image.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 25, 2014 at 14:34 UTC
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ZoranHR: Just in my eyes and taste...
Best photo is last one with small dog between human feet.

A winner, "lions" photo is a kitsch. All the rest is in almost same manner. I m far too lazy to distinguish reasons why the winner photo won competition.
Such a spectacle...I haven seen so many lightning and thunder since the last AC/DC concert.

Now you can attack me,ask me to show my photos,etc.

It's a fennec fox not a dog, which is sort of key to understanding the photo.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 25, 2014 at 12:12 UTC
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TurkishTed: Well now that Yosemite has arrived has anyone downloaded it and looked at the features in the desktop version of photos?

It seems odd and unlikely that Apple would abandon a whole legion of supporters. Remember, much of the graphics and media industry have used Macs for years.

You have to applaud Adobe for their initiative but I am not going to make a hasty decision.

The new Photos app hasn't been released yet. Time will tell how good its plugin system will be (whether that allows advanced features).

Direct link | Posted on Oct 17, 2014 at 08:06 UTC
On Tune in to DPReview Live this Thursday and Friday article (238 comments in total)
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ProfHankD: Question to all: Digital cameras have the potential to support sophisticated, programmable (or at least scriptable), operation. There has long been an active community developing open source software to run in Canon cameras (CHDK and Magic Lantern) providing valuable improvements in camera performance and capabilities, but that community is unsupported by Canon and there is no process for validating or securely running such applications. Certainly, Apple has profited greatly from their support of in-device 3rd-party apps -- and most cameras now embed OS environments that easily could be augmented by an API and app certification process to provide secure in-camera execution of both simple user-written scripts and sophisticated 3rd-party apps. Do you have any plans to establish an officially supported, secure, method for powerful "in-camera apps" to be created by both commercial and open source 3rd parties? If not, why not?

The Samsung response will be particularly interesting in this regard. Have their android cameras been a huge success? The NX range run a tizen os but there aren't any apps - some sort of middle ground would be welcomed.

My guess is that support requirements are scaring everyone off.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 8, 2014 at 09:50 UTC
On Tune in to DPReview Live this Thursday and Friday article (238 comments in total)
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jimrpdx: Bummer - Pentax missed the train. Again. Guess the others can talk about AA simulation?

Well they could talk about the Pentax 645z, which is getting rave reviews everywhere and making medium format photography considerably more accessible.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 8, 2014 at 09:47 UTC
On 'See Impossible': Canon counts down to... something. article (1667 comments in total)
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tkbslc: 500 page per minute copier!!

With auto staple!!!

auto staple? hmm, it better have auto paper clips or it's a no buy!

Direct link | Posted on Oct 6, 2014 at 08:03 UTC
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Sambla: Dear veterans, it looks very ridiculous, but photo depicts officers somewhere in Russia. Bulk of officers are in uniform of Soviet Army (after 1943). Only three of them are in USAF uniform. Probably this picture was shot somewhere in east part of Soviet Union (close to Alaska) where the transfer of military airplane was organized from USA to USSR. But, from other hand, the airplane is very similar to soviet bomber Pe-2. In this case, this picture could be shot (for example) somewhere in defeated Germany. Not in UK.

You're referring to the first photography I assume and you certainly appear to be right: looks likes a soviet plane and there are Soviet and American uniforms there.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 2, 2014 at 17:53 UTC
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srados: MR. Maeda world of cameras is moving in lighting speed.Slow and steady is not name of the game...Canon is lacking a vision to be a leader.(or is it to slow to show it).

Camera world is moving fast; the lens world is not moving as fast. Canon still leads in lenses because of the balance between comprehensive coverage and quality. Because Canon leads in lenses (and associated support) they still the lead the professional market, which filters down to the amateur market.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 24, 2014 at 20:22 UTC
On Samsung NX1 First Impressions Review preview (894 comments in total)
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Serious Sam: I am only reading the first page, and you ask me to spend $2799.99 on a Samsung camera..... Nah I don't think so!!

Cheap Samsung lens does not equal low image quality. The primes are all excellent and good value (the amazing 30mm especially so). The wide-angle zoom is also very good and the kit lenses are some of the best.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 15, 2014 at 15:35 UTC
On Samsung NX1 First Impressions Review preview (894 comments in total)
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Serious Sam: I am only reading the first page, and you ask me to spend $2799.99 on a Samsung camera..... Nah I don't think so!!

So what you're saying is, you're not very Serious (about) Sam(sung)?

Direct link | Posted on Sep 15, 2014 at 11:30 UTC
On Samsung NX1 First Impressions Review preview (894 comments in total)
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KameraFever: You know who will not sneer away from this camera? Videographers, care least about about what the name badge. If the NX1 delivers the goods in great 4k video, they will be all over this. Did you see the secondary market revolved around the Panasonic GH series? The same thing will happen here.

The DR of the Samsung sensors is higher than the Canon APSC, and there are plenty of people using Canon video cameras.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 15, 2014 at 11:26 UTC
On Samsung NX1 First Impressions Review preview (894 comments in total)
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rgs_45: Samsung reminds me of Radio Shack some years ago. They make excellent products but people try to stay away from them and go for the brand names.

I still have a couple of pairs of Radio Shack speakers I bought 20 some years ago. They still sounds good today, even better than brand names. Majority of people are still loyally branded no matter what whether they admit it or not.

I love their smartphones and lcd tv's though :)

I think Samsung's massive profits in many areas - phones, TVs etc - show that people certainly aren't staying away in those areas (and just think, Samsung was nothing in those areas 15 years ago). With cameras like this Samsung is trying very hard to establish its own name as a brand in photography.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 15, 2014 at 11:24 UTC
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