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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I still don't understand how someone could spend so much into a camera and then use a non-calibrated iPhone display on it. Non-sense!

Direct link | Posted on Dec 17, 2014 at 12:41 UTC as 30th comment | 10 replies
On BPG image format aims to replace JPEGs article (188 comments in total)

Lol!

Is it April's fool day?!?
That's exactly as if someone is proposing an incompatible alternative to HTML, and even for that purpose there's PNG that is supported by all major platforms.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 15, 2014 at 23:32 UTC as 62nd comment | 1 reply
On Alien Skin offers Exposure 7 with Raw support article (50 comments in total)

The problem with any product like that (or DxO), is that they don't provide a sufficient range of supported cameras, including old ones that I used for RAW shooting.

It's pretty sad, knowing that even open-source projects supports more cameras than some commercial products.

As I mix and match my pictures, wether it is from a Leica C (Typ 109), a Leica d-Lux 3, a Samsung GX-1S, a Pentax K10D with other more known camera, it could not work for me.

One of the interest in RAW processing with sensor profile, is to be able to mix and match many different photos from different cameras in a project, and have them sharing the same look and feeling (even if it's not perfect).

Direct link | Posted on Dec 11, 2014 at 05:52 UTC as 10th comment
On Leica M9 users report sensor corrosion issue article (368 comments in total)
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Pritzl: So much for "you get what you pay for" eh?

@HowaboutRAW

you clealry claimed that you used a D750 for a day, citing your "experience" that show that it's sensor s clearly better in low light than the D610.
So show us at least one photo, I even asked for a wall photo, anything.

You are pretending, then now SHOW US!
Or maybe you should stop talking about cameras, while pretending to have experience that nobody else here are pretending to have.

I clearly warned you at the beginning of this thread. Now I am tired to see you pretending things while not doing photography at all.

I will accept advices, comments, and even argue with anyone doing photos, even if I don't like them (or they don't like mine, it's subjective, and I could live with it), but clearly not from people faking it.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 11, 2014 at 05:00 UTC
On Leica M9 users report sensor corrosion issue article (368 comments in total)
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Pritzl: So much for "you get what you pay for" eh?

Yes, you wont share any photo, it's known that any great photographer won't share any photo, not even one, just to show off what they are doing, without revealing for who they works! loL!

You had 2 very old pictures in your account, both taken with a compact camera. None with a dslr, none with a D750 nor a Leica M, nor anything else.
You argue on cameras that you don't own, don't know, pretending you tried them for a day, as for the nikon D750, and at some point it's rude!

Are you photographying or just trolling here???
Stop the b*****hit!

Direct link | Posted on Dec 11, 2014 at 02:51 UTC
On Leica M9 users report sensor corrosion issue article (368 comments in total)
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Pritzl: So much for "you get what you pay for" eh?

@HowAboutRAW

there's no other rangefinder, but many photographer that use Leica M9 could not have a good focus (18MP is much more than our eyere could resolve), and thus many photos are out of focus, at least slightly, there was a good demonstration on that on DPReview with great photographers showing greats photos, but out of focus when watched on high resolution screen, or printed on large format.

The Sony Alpha 6000 is a great tool, apparently, to use M-lens.

And still waiting to see your photos, with a Leica M or M9, or a Nikon D750. You seemed more into explaining things than doing things. My last warning.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 11, 2014 at 02:31 UTC
On Leica M9 users report sensor corrosion issue article (368 comments in total)

"For us, it is important that we offer only technically faultless products. We are therefore particularly sorry if the imaging quality of your camera should be adversely affected in any way. We hope that the goodwill arrangement we have decided upon will allow us to remedy the problem as soon as possible and rebuild and maintain the trust you have always placed in our brand."

Sensor will be replaced over time, in the future, without any time limit, without any fee. Great response!

They recognize the problem, they explain how and why it happens, they apologize, then they offer an unlimited replacement solution for sensor.

It's an example for all the other camera makers!

PS: i was on my way of buying an used M9 to have it with me, on my messenger bag each and every day, with one or two great lenses, and was freaking out reading the first news. Now I am at ease with buying an expensive price for a full frame camera that is backed by an adult company.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 11, 2014 at 02:12 UTC as 24th comment | 1 reply
On Medium well done: Two takes on the Pentax 645Z article (240 comments in total)
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draschan: the test images do no justice to this truly amazing camera. the pentax 645d has alreadybeen an amazing machine. it is a wonderful tool when not abused to make random snapshots without focus, composition, subject etc. everyone who knows what MF can do would be glad to have this camera. it is a huge step forward to have such quality (in the hands of capable photographers) available for such a low price. if I'd have the money I'd get it immediately.

@raist3d could not agree more on that, and also to @Samuel Spencer, it was not meant to be disrespectful in any way: no camera is good for everyone and for each!

I took 6 months with my first full frame from the day I bought it to the day it was my main camera on studio shoot, the time it tooks me to master the deep difference between APS-C and Full Frame. But this time was rewarding, and is each and every time now that my picture are technically perfect more than 99% of the time (could NOT say the same for the artistic side, but working on it! lol)

Direct link | Posted on Dec 10, 2014 at 20:37 UTC
On Medium well done: Two takes on the Pentax 645Z article (240 comments in total)
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draschan: the test images do no justice to this truly amazing camera. the pentax 645d has alreadybeen an amazing machine. it is a wonderful tool when not abused to make random snapshots without focus, composition, subject etc. everyone who knows what MF can do would be glad to have this camera. it is a huge step forward to have such quality (in the hands of capable photographers) available for such a low price. if I'd have the money I'd get it immediately.

You should have done your home work, took time tofind an interesting subject with a great light, then take time to focus precisely, probably on a tripod, and then make a wonderful shoot.

I think it's not made for point-and-shoot, but a great tool for conscious, deliberate and deep-thinking photography.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 10, 2014 at 01:11 UTC
On Medium well done: Two takes on the Pentax 645Z article (240 comments in total)
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fmian: Not that I can afford such a camera, but the fact that it's a crop sensor compared to a real full frame 645 camera seems a let down.

I beginned far far ago, on film camera, on the 70's, being initiated to photography when I was a scout. Had good framing.

The D70 was inferior in terms of Dynamric Range than film, but better in resolution, D80 and D200 was inferiors cameras (Sensor noisy without a good DR), but since D90/D300 the game is over: better resolution, similar if not better dynamic (I usually saved 3 EV overexposed parts on studio photoshoot with it!)

So the game is over, since 2007. I use Nikon, but could talk about some Canon gears and they are greats too, Sony too, etc.

I have my old films, and a Nikon CoolScan (collectionable! lol), and I couldn't have the same informations from 35mm films than I had on D300. Wether you are talking about real world details resolution or dynamic range. And don't talk about noise! lol

Direct link | Posted on Dec 10, 2014 at 00:26 UTC
On Medium well done: Two takes on the Pentax 645Z article (240 comments in total)
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hooverfocus: Basically, second writer, who's usually an average Ford Focus driver, decides to take a Ram for a ride into granmas' tiny European village. Just for fun, y'know. Nothing wrong with that, I guess, except he also expects the whole driving experience to work out just fine. Then, since it doesn't, he feels compelled to note that, in fact, this 300hp pickup truck isn't performing like that other 300hp sports car he once tried. Oh, but the truck was still pretty cool, y'know, even though—he concludes—you should learn how to drive it, in order to, well, drive it. Too bad 90% of the article goes on about how he's not getting what he want out of the thing because he doesn't know how to use it or what it's made for.

Sorry, but no.

It's clearly made for experienced photographers that knows what they are doing , and taking it seriously, not for pocket compact camera ( or smartphone) shooter.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 10, 2014 at 00:20 UTC
On Medium well done: Two takes on the Pentax 645Z article (240 comments in total)

I've read many comments, and disagree with most, saying that it's just for print.

Last week I bought a retina iMac with it's incredible 5120x2880 physical resolution, planning 3 weeks of photo sorting, editing, tagging during the hollidays. I could say that many (if not all) of my APS-C D70/K10D/D2/D300-era pictures are not worth keeping to be displayed on it. Tablets are on the QHD era now, computers will be giving higher resolutions in the following years.

More than 24MP is a loss on a Full-Frame, due to the resolution of the optics themselves, and it shows. You could be fooled by the noise (it's an interesting fact), but if you would to construct your portfolio for the years ahead, you must bethinking about really high resolution, and this gear is perfect for that: landscape, architecture, and naturally studio shoot.

As I am throwing away most if not all of my photos from the last decades, I wonder if I should think forward and go medium-format instead Full-Frame?!?

Direct link | Posted on Dec 10, 2014 at 00:16 UTC as 29th comment | 6 replies
On Medium well done: Two takes on the Pentax 645Z article (240 comments in total)
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Calvin Chann: Happily using my 645Z. The viewfinder may not be much larger than a DSLR's but to me, when I look through it, it's huge and very clear.

Just got back from a long weekend in Venice and look forward to seeing the shots on a big screen.

But as was said on Luminous Landscape, you can't just go out and shoot like a DSLR. It needs time and patience, which all the gizmo's included want you to go and shoot in that street style.

Pretty sure it needs to be careful with the Focus point, as I am understanding it, as an "amateur" (haveing a side-line as fashion photographer) that jumped into the full frame after many years of APS-C, you must be meticulous to extract the best from this great gear.

I think it's not for everyone, and as many high-end cameras, needs to take time to master it.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 10, 2014 at 00:09 UTC
On Medium well done: Two takes on the Pentax 645Z article (240 comments in total)

Interesting camera, but as I discovered when going full frame with a 24MP sensor, it's hard to get subject in focus when using a wide aperture. It's harder for medium-format and it shows:
the studio portrait is the only one with good focus, the three other people photographed are out-of-focus (slightly for "John 3/16", more obviously for the other).

This is a critical point, because you don't use a medium-format camera just to have a thumbnail on the web...

Direct link | Posted on Dec 9, 2014 at 12:26 UTC as 68th comment
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kodacolor: Sony is catching up with olympus' OM-D line

@camley

a 12MP APS-C for telephoto? Waow!
Cropping is a non-sense if you buy such a great body.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 28, 2014 at 00:34 UTC

At least Sony considered to have a bold boddy, or at least a great grip, instead trying to have the smallest full frame dslr: this have no sense due to the many troubles it gives to users.

Not enough weight when using quality full-frame lenses that this body and sensor deserve.
No enough grip on the same condition.
Too lightweight while a truly high-resolution camera with an incredible sensor, that have a direct impact on the stability while pressing the shutter, and thus direct impact on the pictures taken: bluuuurrrreddddd.
Non-sense of this lightweight small body when it's targeted as being used for landscape photography on a tripod (cf. DPReview reviews of the A7!).

I think Sony should offer a lightweight body, smaller if possible, for prime simple lenses (says 35mm f/1.4 or f/1.2), and a bolder heavyweight body to compete with other dslr when equipped with a 70-200 f/2.8

EDIT: the stabilisation is welcome to solve most of these problems, and magnesium may solve others.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 28, 2014 at 00:25 UTC as 6th comment
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GWYNOXY: It is a sad day when a genuine heavyweight of the photographic world is ridiculed for copying Sony. Savvy Sony does not enter into such relationships without getting something in return ... maybe DPReview should research this and at least mention it instead of inviting the scorn with the glaring references to the grips (this is not he first time, Senor Britton). Oly got a mention with the medical deal with Sony. Hasselblad should be celebrated ... yes the Steller line is is a questionable business tactic but Leica have been doing it for years with the Panasonic clones and emerges unscathed? Maybe the secret is to change the top plate also ... then we wouldn't notice it that much? If I had the money - I would buy the Hasselblad in a heartbeat. The Zeiss lens is more historically aligned with them anyway.

Lollllll!

I prefer not to comment, please keep your comment private, you probably understand what I mean, and I don't want to be rough.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 28, 2014 at 00:17 UTC
On Samsung NX mini Review preview (97 comments in total)
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Free Jazz: What a mighty NR!
http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/image-comparison/fullscreen?attr18=lowlight&attr13_0=samsung_nxmini&attr13_1=sony_dscrx100m3&attr13_2=panasonic_dmcfz1000&attr13_3=canon_g7x&attr15_0=raw&attr15_1=raw&attr15_2=raw&attr15_3=raw&attr16_0=1600&attr16_1=1600&attr16_2=1600&attr16_3=1600&normalization=full&widget=1&x=-0.5581628183467869&y=0.30402834763148073

Incredible to pretend to have RAW and treat it like that: maybe it's also to do lens correction on the fly.

But clearly at 1600 ISO this "RAW" could not be processed correctly as it have lost all it's informations!

EDIT: event at ISO 100 there's noise reduction at work!

Direct link | Posted on Nov 27, 2014 at 13:49 UTC
On Samsung NX mini Review preview (97 comments in total)

Interesting idea. The camera as a peripheral for the smartphone.

Would like to see others proposals in this direction, as I am working on that with my pocket camera, y smartphone and my tablet , to see how to optimize the potential of them all in any situation.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 27, 2014 at 00:56 UTC as 27th comment
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GWYNOXY: It is a sad day when a genuine heavyweight of the photographic world is ridiculed for copying Sony. Savvy Sony does not enter into such relationships without getting something in return ... maybe DPReview should research this and at least mention it instead of inviting the scorn with the glaring references to the grips (this is not he first time, Senor Britton). Oly got a mention with the medical deal with Sony. Hasselblad should be celebrated ... yes the Steller line is is a questionable business tactic but Leica have been doing it for years with the Panasonic clones and emerges unscathed? Maybe the secret is to change the top plate also ... then we wouldn't notice it that much? If I had the money - I would buy the Hasselblad in a heartbeat. The Zeiss lens is more historically aligned with them anyway.

Lollllll!

Direct link | Posted on Nov 26, 2014 at 19:37 UTC
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