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brumd

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On article What's missing? Ming Thein on the state of mirrorless (748 comments in total)
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GabrielZ: I whole heartedly agree with one observation here in particular...battery life, it's still truly abysmal! At least with my X-E2 it is. While I like my Fujifilm, I have to carry around with me at least 3 batteries to get a decent days worth of shots out of it! That was definitely not the case with my former Canon DSLR, I could shoot for a few days in a row before having to recharge. It's the only thing...performance wise...that I miss from that camera. I also believe that high speed sports photography would of been a lot better with that camera too, but I was never into that, so I don't miss it.

In my experience, with an OM-D E-M5, I never feel battery life is an issue. When travelling, I can easily shoot ~600-700 pics on 1 battery; a $7 cheap chinese copy. In my case, that usually means changing batteries every 2-3 days, whiich I think is very acceptable.

During concert/event shoots I can easily take ~1500 pics on one battery. Carrying one extra battery almost always get me through the show. Or I have a 2nd battery in my grip.

I have a habit of turning my camera off between shots, and I don't use a flash that draws power from the camera battery.

Maybe, the performance of other MILCs is more disappointing, but in my case I never really understand the problem with battery life.

Link | Posted on Nov 6, 2015 at 16:09 UTC
On article What's missing? Ming Thein on the state of mirrorless (748 comments in total)
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justmeMN: In the USA, what mirrorless is missing is many buyers. :-)

Maybe, but 96 out of 100 people live outside the USA, so that might be less relevant than you'd think.

Link | Posted on Nov 6, 2015 at 15:48 UTC
On article PIX 2015: Brian Ach and getting the right shot (40 comments in total)
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brumd: Very inspiring talk!
With a well-chosen title; the "right" shot, not the "best", or "technically superb"; it's about creating opportunity, getting the most out of the 60 seconds you get, and make the image that tells the story of the day..
I am glad I watched it, I reallly learned a lot.

yes, a gallery, with pictures, that everyone can see, so people can judge me by my work; I am an amateur photographer, doing more and more payed assignments from people that approach me, not the other way around (I have no ambition to make it my full time job, it is a nice breakaway from my daytime job behind a computer).

The difference is: I am not embarrased by my pictures. I am in a process of learning, and every month I am getting better. And that is why thiis video is so valuable to me. In a few weeks time I have a big assignment on a jazz music festival, where I have to talk my way in musician's dressing rooms, trying to get permission to photograph on stage/back stage.
This video is a treasure in terms of tips and tricks to get the most out of that.

You, on the other hand, simply do not show pics, and rather critique those that do. And that is why your opinion don't matter much.

http://bram.is/fotograaf/p/concerts/

Link | Posted on Nov 6, 2015 at 07:23 UTC
On article PIX 2015: Brian Ach and getting the right shot (40 comments in total)
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BigOne: "In short, he knows how to get the shot."

He DOESN'T. He's as commonplace and unimaginative as they come.

1. Prince. Shots from below has been used and abused since 1960s. See Jimmy Hendricks photos. Everyone and his cousin has done that with Brian May, Jimmy Page, The Edge and, OF COURSE, Yngwie Malmsteen.

2. G-Unit and 50Cent whoever they are. Just check RunDMC photos from their hayday. Van Hallen, Bon Jovi, any hair band of the 1980's - they were all photographed just like that. This is as "the right shot" as the tourists "supporting" the Tower of Pisa.

3. Taylor Swift. Seriously!? THAT is "the right shot"? A fake "sly squint", dreadful skin texture, horrendous colors and lighting.

4. 1983 Lamborghini LP500s. For one, that's Lamborghini Countach LP500S but that's DPR editing at its best. For two, tilting the horizon for "speed effect" was lame back in 1978. It still is.

The guy is just very old(-fashioned). His professional growth stopped in 1982. The big comeback this is not.

You obvioualy haven't watched the video. You don't have to, of course, but your question is clearly explained.

Also: I haven't checked yet. but I am 99% sure that if I check your profile, I will find an empty gallery and no link to any of your 'impressive shot'. (It's always the same).

Link | Posted on Nov 5, 2015 at 06:43 UTC
On article PIX 2015: Brian Ach and getting the right shot (40 comments in total)
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BigOne: "In short, he knows how to get the shot."

He DOESN'T. He's as commonplace and unimaginative as they come.

1. Prince. Shots from below has been used and abused since 1960s. See Jimmy Hendricks photos. Everyone and his cousin has done that with Brian May, Jimmy Page, The Edge and, OF COURSE, Yngwie Malmsteen.

2. G-Unit and 50Cent whoever they are. Just check RunDMC photos from their hayday. Van Hallen, Bon Jovi, any hair band of the 1980's - they were all photographed just like that. This is as "the right shot" as the tourists "supporting" the Tower of Pisa.

3. Taylor Swift. Seriously!? THAT is "the right shot"? A fake "sly squint", dreadful skin texture, horrendous colors and lighting.

4. 1983 Lamborghini LP500s. For one, that's Lamborghini Countach LP500S but that's DPR editing at its best. For two, tilting the horizon for "speed effect" was lame back in 1978. It still is.

The guy is just very old(-fashioned). His professional growth stopped in 1982. The big comeback this is not.

Watch the video. It might help you understand what the purpose of his talk is. You're completely missing the point here.

i.e. It's not about 'how great' that shot of Taylor Swift is, is how he created the opportunity, to have that 10 seconds when she is on the way from dressing room to stage, and make the best of that.

The only reason you can discuss the quality of most of these pics, is because he was able to manouvre himself in that position to take them in the first place. And *that's* what this talk is about. Watch it! You can learn.

Link | Posted on Oct 31, 2015 at 09:53 UTC
On article PIX 2015: Brian Ach and getting the right shot (40 comments in total)

Very inspiring talk!
With a well-chosen title; the "right" shot, not the "best", or "technically superb"; it's about creating opportunity, getting the most out of the 60 seconds you get, and make the image that tells the story of the day..
I am glad I watched it, I reallly learned a lot.

Link | Posted on Oct 31, 2015 at 07:47 UTC as 17th comment | 3 replies
On article Studio tests and samples: Leica SL (beta) (754 comments in total)
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Wild Light: all that Leica have proved is they can create a camera, at double the price, that isn't as good as the competition.

Death blow.

Leica knows their customer base better than any other: their customers like "exclusive" cameras that they can afford and others cannot. Pricing their cameras anywhere near the competition would not be the best choice.

Hard to say how long they'll get away with this, but so far they have, where so many other companiers filed for bankrupcy.

Link | Posted on Oct 29, 2015 at 05:38 UTC
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Dirk Nuary: What is the term of 'fast' here? It's manual lens isn't it? Of course can't do fast auto focus. And its name is SPEEDmaster, what is this?

Nevertheless, Galileo Galilei already proved in the 17th century that all lenses are equally fast, when you drop them.

Link | Posted on Oct 25, 2015 at 17:12 UTC
On article A lot to Leica? Hands-on with the Leica SL (Typ 601) (1509 comments in total)
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brumd: So funny to read all the comments how this mirrorless camera is 'horrendously big' to handle after reading so many threads about mirrorless cameras that are 'rididulously small' to handle.

It would be nice to see them side by side to see how many centimeters is the range between 'ridiculously small' and 'horrendously big'.
Somewhere around 3cm? :)

I can't find a distribution curve of the whole population, but if you look at the data set at this webpage, the difference between the largest and smallest hand of a small group of people is almost 6cm. (15.3cm <-> 21.1cm)

http://hypertextbook.com/facts/2006/bodyproportions.shtml

Link | Posted on Oct 21, 2015 at 14:54 UTC
On article A lot to Leica? Hands-on with the Leica SL (Typ 601) (1509 comments in total)
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brumd: So funny to read all the comments how this mirrorless camera is 'horrendously big' to handle after reading so many threads about mirrorless cameras that are 'rididulously small' to handle.

It would be nice to see them side by side to see how many centimeters is the range between 'ridiculously small' and 'horrendously big'.
Somewhere around 3cm? :)

well, like we found out: the difference is 2cm wider and 0.8cm taller than a A7II (which other commenters is 'too small' and unbalanced with larger lenses).

And how much is the size difference between human hands?

It's really funny to see people going crazy about this. :)

Link | Posted on Oct 21, 2015 at 14:29 UTC
On article A lot to Leica? Hands-on with the Leica SL (Typ 601) (1509 comments in total)
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brumd: So funny to read all the comments how this mirrorless camera is 'horrendously big' to handle after reading so many threads about mirrorless cameras that are 'rididulously small' to handle.

It would be nice to see them side by side to see how many centimeters is the range between 'ridiculously small' and 'horrendously big'.
Somewhere around 3cm? :)

ah, it's already included on camerasize.com! thx!
So, 2cm wider, and 0.8cm taller than the A7RII.

How horrendous! ;)

Link | Posted on Oct 21, 2015 at 13:31 UTC
On article A lot to Leica? Hands-on with the Leica SL (Typ 601) (1509 comments in total)

So funny to read all the comments how this mirrorless camera is 'horrendously big' to handle after reading so many threads about mirrorless cameras that are 'rididulously small' to handle.

It would be nice to see them side by side to see how many centimeters is the range between 'ridiculously small' and 'horrendously big'.
Somewhere around 3cm? :)

Link | Posted on Oct 21, 2015 at 11:19 UTC as 221st comment | 6 replies
On article A lot to Leica? Hands-on with the Leica SL (Typ 601) (1509 comments in total)
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Robert Kempen: Now let me see, who shall I believe

The endless BS from the Leica haters, or the reviews coming in from real professional photographers who actually use cameras to make a living

Oh yes and then there is the price of course - haters want the very best but cannot afford it - it is always the same is it not - the same crappy comments from the same idiots who cannot afford Leica

Just get a life - you don't like it or cannot afford it, move on and go talk your BS around your barbecue and leave the forum to people who appreciate the efforts from the camera manufacturers

Be honest: the vast majority of professional photographers don't use Leica cameras. And the vast majority of people that buy Leicas earn that needed $$$ outside photography.

Face it, Leica's target market isn't professionals, but rich people. There is nothing wrong with that. They choose a price-point where they don't compete with Canon/Nikon/Sony because they would lose that competition. From a company's POV that is smart.

The endless raving on how great an o so exclusive Leica camera is equally justifies a 'just get a life!' response, as the endless comments complaining 'it's too expensive!'

Link | Posted on Oct 21, 2015 at 08:10 UTC

It looks like I hold a minority opinion, but: I truly like the minimalist design of this camera body. Leica usually does that right. I'm not too impressed with the lens designs, but who knows they look a lot better in reality.

Always amusing to see how things that look slightly "different" get panned on DPr.

No way I am in the market for this Leica, but if Sony ever really wants to grab my interest, their A7-cameras should look a little bit more classy, like these.

Link | Posted on Oct 20, 2015 at 21:21 UTC as 55th comment
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bigdaddave: FINALLY the camera Princess Kate Middleton has been waiting for!

well, not all princesses (or queens) are the same: http://www.kungahuset.se/royalcourt/royalfamily/latestnews/2012/2012/thecrownprincessopenstheexhibitionexploringegyptqueenvictoriasphotographiclife.html

Link | Posted on Oct 20, 2015 at 21:00 UTC
On article Second time lucky? A closer look at Sony's new RX1R II (543 comments in total)
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ludwik123: A fixed focal length camera with a 42MP sensor.
The real question is will it beat the ancient Nokia 808 with it's 41MP sensor.

It's one louder!

Link | Posted on Oct 15, 2015 at 10:35 UTC
On article DxO ONE now available in 10 European countries (68 comments in total)
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brumd: Iam really in favor of 'modular devices', so I expressed my enthusiasm when my uncle bought a Sony XQ100. I got over there to try it out, and quickly found out what the bottleneck is:

It's great to have to carry only a small extra device, that doesn't take up much space, but:
-these things (DxOOne and XQ100 alike) aren't really pocketable when they are attached to the camera. You need to carry them seperate. This means: everytime you want to take a picture, you have to assemble your devices, switch them on, start an app. Even when you do that fast, this ~5sec procedure gets old very quickly.
-also when you keep them attached, it becomes awkward to use your phone for other purposes, like, let's say something weird: make phonecalls. So, you lose a lot of your phone functionalities here.

Those things alone, IQ and user interface of the app aside, will make for many that it will only be used for some weeks before simply stop bothering.

And that qualifies these things as a gadget, imho

And how many students in that course took the tape off again after the excercise?

Link | Posted on Oct 10, 2015 at 08:38 UTC
On article DxO ONE now available in 10 European countries (68 comments in total)
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brumd: Iam really in favor of 'modular devices', so I expressed my enthusiasm when my uncle bought a Sony XQ100. I got over there to try it out, and quickly found out what the bottleneck is:

It's great to have to carry only a small extra device, that doesn't take up much space, but:
-these things (DxOOne and XQ100 alike) aren't really pocketable when they are attached to the camera. You need to carry them seperate. This means: everytime you want to take a picture, you have to assemble your devices, switch them on, start an app. Even when you do that fast, this ~5sec procedure gets old very quickly.
-also when you keep them attached, it becomes awkward to use your phone for other purposes, like, let's say something weird: make phonecalls. So, you lose a lot of your phone functionalities here.

Those things alone, IQ and user interface of the app aside, will make for many that it will only be used for some weeks before simply stop bothering.

And that qualifies these things as a gadget, imho

Good luck using this thing as a stand-alone device.

Link | Posted on Oct 7, 2015 at 13:42 UTC
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aramgrg: And 15 years later when we have 70mp cameras in pockets with continuous full size recording and native is 4.5 mln, we're gonna smile reading pix 2015

So, where are your results?

Link | Posted on Oct 6, 2015 at 09:30 UTC
On article DxO ONE now available in 10 European countries (68 comments in total)
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brumd: Iam really in favor of 'modular devices', so I expressed my enthusiasm when my uncle bought a Sony XQ100. I got over there to try it out, and quickly found out what the bottleneck is:

It's great to have to carry only a small extra device, that doesn't take up much space, but:
-these things (DxOOne and XQ100 alike) aren't really pocketable when they are attached to the camera. You need to carry them seperate. This means: everytime you want to take a picture, you have to assemble your devices, switch them on, start an app. Even when you do that fast, this ~5sec procedure gets old very quickly.
-also when you keep them attached, it becomes awkward to use your phone for other purposes, like, let's say something weird: make phonecalls. So, you lose a lot of your phone functionalities here.

Those things alone, IQ and user interface of the app aside, will make for many that it will only be used for some weeks before simply stop bothering.

And that qualifies these things as a gadget, imho

In summary: the Dx0-One and XQ100 and other phone attachment do not exactly fit in the 'point&shoot camera' category.

Maybe a new category of cameras could be:
'find-the-2-seperate-parts-in-your-pocket&connect-them-via-a-flimsy-connector&switch-them-on&start-the-app&shoot-camera'

Link | Posted on Oct 5, 2015 at 20:42 UTC
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