iAPX

iAPX

Lives in Canada Montreal, Canada
Works as a Photographer
Has a website at http://hairshooter.com
Joined on Jan 29, 2012
About me:

Photography is a side-line, fashion photography as a job (won awards), portraiture and street photography as an "amateur" hobby. Strangely I "create" pictures, but on the long term, I discovered other things in my pictures, I am not constructing them or choosing them, when I look at the past 20 years, they have things in common, the creation is probably more than the creator, even an hidden part of him...

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Maybe this is sample coming from an assistant tasked to find interesting location to shoot, shoot with it's camera-phone?!?

Not only are they uninspired, but they also haven't be processed carefully, they clearly don't deserve it, but a new Full Frame system deserve much more attention to details.

Should I have been Pentax, I would have find young (or old) new photographers that do inspired and original work, and let them play with it a week or two, to have an original and inexpensive portfolio that surprise.

These photos are great to sell a 2010 smartphone!

Direct link | Posted on Jan 30, 2016 at 14:24 UTC as 19th comment
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jaykumarr: Places matter. MP s don't.

So it's perfect velcro work ;)

What's the brand of the velcro?

Direct link | Posted on Jan 13, 2016 at 20:54 UTC
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jaykumarr: Places matter. MP s don't.

Exactly, this video demo that perfectly (as others put it well here).

Until we have the RAW file from the camera, what we saw is just a talented photographer with a talented team, on perfectly selected locations, using a great action camera (GoPro it seems).

Direct link | Posted on Jan 13, 2016 at 20:42 UTC
On article Here at last: Nikon announces D500 (1173 comments in total)

Seems people don't get the point for the D500 that is the same exact point of the D300, and why many pro photographers still use D300 (or D300s) today: it's a PRO camera in any way, built to last, designed to be an extension of the photographer, not a technical perfection.

The D500 is a welcome addition to the line with the D5, as a backup body, or a less expensive one in risky conditions, with same design and same exact menus and controls, because photographers should not have to learn and re-learn when using 2 different bodies, but instead should focus on producing great images!

Direct link | Posted on Jan 6, 2016 at 12:45 UTC as 98th comment
On article Gear of the Year Part 4: Dale's pick - Samsung NX1 (407 comments in total)
In reply to:

ttran88: This article should be IP blocked for our fellow DPR readers in Europe where Samsung has officially discontinued their NX cameras. It's just a tease other wise.

@HowAboutRaw

Please, we exchanged before, don't react on my own post, or elsewhere...

Direct link | Posted on Dec 19, 2015 at 00:49 UTC
On article Gear of the Year Part 4: Dale's pick - Samsung NX1 (407 comments in total)

the best EVF in it's class, but still a new technology called "OVF" offer no visible lag, 100% sRGB and 100% adobeRGB coverage, an incredible gamma curve (nearly that of an human eye), more than 20 IL dynamic range (!!!).

Anyway the NX1 is dead, at a price that is near Full Frame Canon & Nikon DSLR, without this incredible OVF technology, that help framing and shoot in the exact moment. Without lenses. Without any future.

RIP

PS: The NX500 based on the same exact sensor, but at a price competitive with the Sony A6000, is an incredibly great camera (as the sony!). This is *NOT* against Samsung or it's sensor, it's against crazy pricing of NX1, and arrogant behavior of Samsung that think it could compete with full frames without any lenses (and even with that, 28MP in APS-C size is a problem in itself in terms of noise and lens real-world resolution, the only thing perfectly resolved is sensor noise ,even at base ISO!).

Direct link | Posted on Dec 19, 2015 at 00:46 UTC as 56th comment | 5 replies

Sad, as Samsung have done a great job to deliver incredible price/performance camera, as the NX 500 that was exciting.

NX1 was a due failure, with a tag price near the Nikon D610 (for example) while not having it's dynamic range, true real-world resolution (with good lenses), and noiseless high ISO (or at least beautiful noise at 6400 ISO in BW).

What I wonder is how purchasers of Samsung camera will fell, especially if they shut down lenses, without probably any new lens to put in their camera, and the lack of confidence in the brand & company???

I experienced that with the Pentax K10D, and it's lack of lenses, then I decided to resell it for a few bucks, and go back to Nikon, definitely. Pentax lost my trust, and my wallet too.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 26, 2015 at 23:32 UTC as 120th comment | 27 replies

Wonderful picture!

Direct link | Posted on Nov 14, 2015 at 13:29 UTC as 49th comment

In Montreal (Quebec), Canada, the Samsung NX 500 seems to be discontinued in the biggest camera store (L.L.Lozeau).

Direct link | Posted on Nov 12, 2015 at 11:30 UTC as 342nd comment | 5 replies
On article PIX 2015: Brian Ach and getting the right shot (41 comments in total)

This is assignments. You do what you could on assignments, you come with ideas, you adapt to reality, you do your best, it's not always perfect or even great, but any time, you do your best.

I won't judge him by these shots, for the above reasons. Maybe the guys on the band are fighting each other 2 minutes before the shoot, maybe the weather was imperfect for others, maybe. We don't know and we never will : because it's a professional photographer.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 30, 2015 at 22:16 UTC as 18th comment | 2 replies
On article Go big: Leica SL studio and real-world sample gallery (112 comments in total)
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J A C S: Too soft for a camera without an AA filter. High ISO is good but the D750 and the 6D are slightly better, as far as I can tell because the comparison tool is nor working well.

@JP001 Good answer!

Direct link | Posted on Oct 21, 2015 at 16:34 UTC
On article Go big: Leica SL studio and real-world sample gallery (112 comments in total)
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David Rossberg: "its first full-frame mirrorless camera".

??

Are not Leica Q a Full-frame mirrorless camera?

Title proposal: The first Leica Full-frame mirrorless swappable lens camera! Ouch!

Direct link | Posted on Oct 21, 2015 at 00:14 UTC
On article Go big: Leica SL studio and real-world sample gallery (112 comments in total)
In reply to:

J A C S: Too soft for a camera without an AA filter. High ISO is good but the D750 and the 6D are slightly better, as far as I can tell because the comparison tool is nor working well.

Seems far away from the Sony Alpha 7R II, in size, price, and image quality.

At this price and size factor, you have interesting medium-format camera, much much more capable with a lot of lenses and even an OVF.

OVF is an brand-new incredible technology with a natural color rendition, that cover CIE.1931 100%, incredible dynamic, more than 14IL, a near-perfect latency, no banding, and no noise in low-light. It's incredible that some companies could have implemented that in medium format and full-frame cameras!

Direct link | Posted on Oct 21, 2015 at 00:11 UTC

Will students needs to register their paper airplanes? ;)

Direct link | Posted on Oct 19, 2015 at 23:59 UTC as 36th comment
On article Photo prodigy: The images of 17-year-old Taylor Gray (165 comments in total)

Beautiful photos. What I like the most is that he took the time to find location, to be here at the good time, there's a huge amount of work to prepare any of these, it's purposely done, it's an engagement behind each of these.

Bravo!

Direct link | Posted on Oct 18, 2015 at 11:56 UTC as 35th comment
On article Ricoh teases spring 2016 full-frame Pentax DSLR debut (528 comments in total)

Lenses?!?

Just kidding...

Direct link | Posted on Sep 18, 2015 at 22:24 UTC as 111th comment
On Connect post Sony Xperia Z5's 4K display shows most content at 1080p (88 comments in total)

And what is the readability of text in the "4K" display that is actually Ultra HD, when over-sampling a Full HD image, for example while browsing websites?

I doubt it's working well compared to iPhone 6 Plus.

For example, by oversampling a FullHD image, you could not beneficiate properly from sub-pixel aliasing, so it might be even worse than a native Full HD display of the same dimension.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 18, 2015 at 22:20 UTC as 22nd comment | 1 reply

I appreciate when companies fix firmware for cameras that are nor more sold, as Fuji have done, and others: it's commitment to the consumers that paid for it.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 16, 2015 at 22:40 UTC as 17th comment | 1 reply
On article Sony brings uncompressed Raw to a7S II, a7R II and... (562 comments in total)
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leonche64: Wonderful! Does this mean that all the non-Sony users that were so vocal about this will now go out and buy the cameras?

Compression. That divide nearly by 2 the storage space of my RAW (on cards, on my storage system, etc), that impact positively the camera buffer in continuous shooting also.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 15, 2015 at 16:44 UTC
On article Sony brings uncompressed Raw to a7S II, a7R II and... (562 comments in total)

I don't understand the choice between uncompressed/losslessly compressed/lossy compression of Nikon. At this point, only Losslessly compressed as sense.

Sony seems to like to offer wrong choices only: uncompressed/lossy compression. You either loose at lot of storage space (and have impact also on continuous shooting), or image informations.

There should be one and only way, losslessly compression. And 1 menu item less to understand :)

Direct link | Posted on Sep 15, 2015 at 16:42 UTC as 128th comment | 3 replies
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