xMichaelx

xMichaelx

Lives in United States NV, United States
Works as a Web Usability Specialist / Librarian
Joined on Aug 26, 2010

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On Nikon D750 Review preview (1121 comments in total)
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Frank C.: dumbed down piece of photographic equipment for 2k$+... I don't think so! 1/8000 and 1/250 x-sync was around decades ago, srry today it's fuel injectors, not webers! LOL

@abolit said: "The camera is a TOOL and it should meet the today's standards. "

No. The camera is a TOOL and it should meet the user's needs. I have no interest in how you or anyone else uses a camera; I care about how *I* use a camera. Having capabilities I'll never use is not on my list of priorities, because that would be foolish.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 24, 2014 at 19:22 UTC
On Flickr Wall Art removes Creative Commons prints article (44 comments in total)
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Edgar_in_Indy: This doesn't make sense to me. What is the purpose of the CC images, if not to use them? Of course it's going to cost money to make a print, and the bigger and fancier the print, the more it will cost.

As long as Flickr wasn't charging extra for a CC image, I don't see what the problem was. Now people just have less choices for their art.

If I'm a photographer who agreed to have my work on CC available for free use, then I would be flattered if people chose to pay to have it made into large wall-art.

(But I don't know much about Creative Commons, so if my understanding is flawed, I hope somebody will clarify it for me.)

Edgar is right. They didn't sell ALL Creative Commons prints; just those with a license that specifically allowed commercial use.

The real question is why anyone was at all upset by this at all. If you don't want people to use your photos commercially, why not use one of the Creative Commons licenses that specifically disallows it? Better yet, just don't use any license, and you automatically retain ALL rights.

All the umbrage here is from people who don't understand what happened, or don't understand basic copyright (which is strange on a photography site).

Direct link | Posted on Dec 23, 2014 at 00:16 UTC
On Have your say in our 2014 Readers' Polls article (64 comments in total)
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D1N0: there's a list, you click it. Nothing happens. #Fail

They made the mistake of thinking that people who use some of the most technologically advanced gear ever made could figure out an interface that the average 4-year-old could master in 2 seconds.

They gave you too much credit.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 17, 2014 at 00:41 UTC
On Lomography adds Lomochrome Turquoise film to lineup article (90 comments in total)
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Raist3d: You can tell how many people just don't get art or photography by all the negative comments instead of simply accepting this is just another brush and canvas of light, different from digital.

Obviously just because something exists doesn't mean you have to use it or buy it, while still be a valid good option for those who know how to and want to use it. Why else would Lomo bottler if there wasn't a market for it?

Saying this as a guy who does not regularly shoot film.

AlanG said: "I also encourage people to have something to express with their photography and not depend totally on an effect"

Let's be honest, AlanG: You expect people to be reliant on photoshop rather than being photographers. Otherwise, you wouldn't be so against film.

Have you ever even shot of film? You certainly don't act like it.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 27, 2014 at 06:22 UTC
On Canon EOS 7D Mark II: A professional's opinion article (509 comments in total)
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brownie314: to all the people complaining about the "adds for Canon". Lets assume - worst case scenario - Canon is paying DPR to get some space in the articles section. So what - you are getting all of this content for free. So you have to skip over a few articles that you are not interested in - what harm is done? On the up side - they are funding reviews of other equipment. So lets say Canon is behind this - get over it. Doing all of this equipment review isn't cheap.

"to all the people complaining about the "adds for Canon""

Only people who can't read are complaining about this, so ignore them.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 22, 2014 at 22:44 UTC
On Canon PowerShot G7 X First Impressions Review preview (949 comments in total)
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ennemkay: still no auto hdr or sweep pano. canon is the only one without these features.

It won't go out and take pictures for you, either. And they call this a "camera."

Direct link | Posted on Oct 21, 2014 at 17:29 UTC
On Accessory Review: LaCie Rugged Thunderbolt article (39 comments in total)
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steve_hoge: Does that orange case help you find the drive after it's fallen overboard? Or is it just screaming "steal me"?

Yes, criminals are always looking to steal small orange things.
<eyeroll />

Direct link | Posted on Oct 17, 2014 at 16:33 UTC
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mpgxsvcd: Haters going to Hate no matter what. Wait till we see some RAW files to make final decisions.

I'm a m4/3 fanboy, and these pics are terribly soft.

Very sad.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 6, 2014 at 21:49 UTC
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piezoe: None of the photos are sharp. Something is seriously wrong! These are a far cry from the shots used to promote this camera on the panasonic Lumix site. I had planned to purchase this camera as soon as it is out, but I'd return it immediately with results such as these. The main reason for purchase is the lens. Surely this can't be the fault of the lens. Could these files have been condensed before uploading to this site.

Seriously. My em10 takes better pics than this even with an old kit lens.

Very disappointing.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 6, 2014 at 21:47 UTC

Nice. So now I can use the same type of controls that I've had on Android for 2 years, on the same size devices that Android has had for 2 years.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 25, 2014 at 22:50 UTC as 16th comment | 5 replies
On Olympus PEN E-PL7 First Impressions Review preview (494 comments in total)
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zarabo: Ok, if this is intended for beginners, why not have a built in flash, while the more serious EM10 has one? I know they provide an external flash, but doesn't that make the whole thing bulky? I don't get it.
Also, if you have the flash installed, that means you can't install an EVF since the flash uses the hot shoe and the port?

I never thought I'd agree with Tedolph, but he's right. The EPL2 was nearly perfect in form factor and features. Give it a modern sensor, better screen, fast focus, and 5-axis IBIS, and you have the best PEN camera available.

This EPL7 is a step down, as far as I'm concerned.

(Then again, I just bought an E-M10, so I guess I don't care all that much.)

Direct link | Posted on Sep 5, 2014 at 19:33 UTC
On Olympus PEN E-PL7 First Impressions Review preview (494 comments in total)
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Marc J: I am horribly appalled by the marketing of this thing, and by the accompanying change in the marketing of the whole PEN line. I was fairly proud of my E-PL5, but with the current marketing, I should feel embarrassed to ever pull it out. What happened to photography? Anyone want to tell me that those who like to match their cameras with their purses have any clue of, say, sensor size? Or of a difference between lenses? And that they actually want to know about it?

"I was fairly proud of my E-PL5, but with the current marketing, I should feel embarrassed to ever pull it out."

I use my camera to take pictures. Why would I ever be embarrassed at the tools I choose?

If you really need your camera to be a fashion accessory that badly, either buy a Leica or just shoot with your iPhone.

And while you do that, I'll be busy taking pictures.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 5, 2014 at 19:28 UTC
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Daniel Lauring: I have a feeling this is just another low IQ superzoom that duplicates existing lenses. Tamron and Sigma should concentrate on some high quality fast zooms to support m43. How about a 12-60 F2.8 or F4? That would make a dynamite semi-pro walkaround lens.

"if they're still leary about joining m4/3 at all, targeting only the smaller group of high end m4/3 users is an even bigger gamble."

That's better than targeting no one by duplicating lenses that are already there (and good).

Direct link | Posted on Jun 19, 2014 at 15:50 UTC
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ray-ray: The fact is, the digital age has changed and everything heretofore has gone out the window in regard to intellectual property. We've seen this time and time again with digital music and digital imaging suffers the same plight. The days of original tape recordings and original negatives have faded into history. The onus is on the artist and photographer to accept the fact that the rules of the game have changed. It's way too easy to copy, manipulate, alter and otherwise pilfer digital files. You can't count on everyone being honest, because history has proved that not everyone is. The primary reason for protecting one's work is to protect the revenue it potentially can generate. That being said, new ways are going to have to be discovered to guarantee the revenue stream.

The answer really isn't that difficult. If all it takes to defeat your business model is removing a watermark (something any idiot can figure out how to do with 10 seconds of googling and some free software) then your business model is crap.

Charge for the shoot, with the agreement that all images from it belong to the client. Collect half up front, and half when you show the client the images on YOUR computer. Problem solved.

Jesus, no wonder the photographers here complain about losing revenue -- use your heads! The world has changed; change with it or find a new line of work.

Direct link | Posted on May 29, 2014 at 03:20 UTC
On Walmart sues photographer's widow over family pictures article (200 comments in total)
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Wubslin: I'm with Walmart on this one. No-one has the 'right' to take pictures of people.

That's irrelevant. Legally, all that matters are the circumstances under which the photos were taken, which isn't at all clear based on this article.

Direct link | Posted on May 20, 2014 at 19:32 UTC
On Olympus PEN E-P5 Review preview (497 comments in total)
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SteveNunez: One ugly camera...just my opinion, which doesn't count for much, but I find it ugly!

I totally agree with you: Your opinion doesn't count for much.

Direct link | Posted on May 15, 2014 at 19:51 UTC
On Did Amazon just patent the seamless background setup? article (133 comments in total)
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FRANCISCO ARAGAO: Soon Apple will sue Amazon.

Well, there *is* a rounded corner on the lower left-hand side, and Apple owns rounded corners.

Direct link | Posted on May 8, 2014 at 01:31 UTC
On onOne Software's Perfect Effects 8 available for free article (117 comments in total)
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photosen: Pity, I don't have 8G of RAM either...

I only have 4 gigs and this runs fine. So does Photoshop CS5, FWIW.

Direct link | Posted on May 6, 2014 at 00:33 UTC
On Sony SLT-A77 II First Impressions Review preview (673 comments in total)
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OBI656: I am always amazed how many people is bashing new cameras design by qualified engineers with many, many years of experience in camera design.

Non of these critics on the other hand can show some outstanding photography-portfolio beside some louse photos of sunset taken with $3000.00 lenses and latest DSLR cameras.

Engineers rarely design; they take a designer's (or a design team's) work and try to make it happen, with some back and forth.

Also, these great designers you worship also have us New Coke, the Pinto, and the Zune.

By your seriously flawed and poorly thought-out "logic", EVERY product is a great product. You can't possibly believe that.

Direct link | Posted on May 5, 2014 at 18:19 UTC
On Pressy gives your Android phone an extra button post (23 comments in total)

My first Android phone - the OG Droid - had a dedicated camera button that (unlike this one) was actually located in the right place: about 3/4 of the way down the right side. You could snap a pic just like using a camera.

It's a damn shame all phone's don't have those.

Direct link | Posted on May 1, 2014 at 19:07 UTC as 5th comment | 2 replies
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