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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On article Hands on with the Hasselblad H6D 50c/100c (259 comments in total)

I see it's not a camera for me, it's not probably a good replacement for a pocket mirrorless, or an action dslr. Some seems to find it "pricey", it surely is, but compared to what???

It's not pricey, it's under $100 per work day, or if you mind, with lenses and accessories largely under 10% of what a professional studio photographer will earn with it.

It's really pricey if you think about vacation's photographies, selfies, crush it while attached to a drone, compare it to a smartphone, if you want top put it on your car desk, or as a home-security camera. Do you really think it has been conceived for that?

Link | Posted on Apr 12, 2016 at 21:58 UTC as 48th comment | 7 replies
On article Beta: try out our new 'light' color scheme (565 comments in total)

There is not just a color scheme, round corner are smaller or just square, shadows disappears, etc.
Bigger fonts (but still same really tight space for content).

It's too generic, with a flat design that I am not fond of.

Link | Posted on Apr 5, 2016 at 02:49 UTC as 336th comment | 1 reply
On article Beta: try out our new 'light' color scheme (565 comments in total)
In reply to:

straylightrun: The light one is slightly better to read, but I much prefer the original black one. It's what makes dpreview unique.

+1 same here!

I also like to view photo with a dark grey background (you know something near the 18% luminance)

Link | Posted on Apr 5, 2016 at 02:46 UTC
In reply to:

princecody: Camera of the Year for sure 😀👍🏻😉


Link | Posted on Apr 4, 2016 at 17:46 UTC

It's f****ing incredible quality, probably under the Sony a6300 for videos, but with a 24mm to 600mm zoom that seems to stay sharp at 600mm (how incredible!), it's just amazing what is possible with this gear.

The funny thing as I liked the a6300 for it's filing quality in available light, it's dynamic range and lack of noise, I like also the RX10 for it's awesome lens.

Sony, is it possible to have both? :p

Anyway as I am looking to buy an a6300, now, I am stucked and asking myself if a RX10 III would make it instead!

Link | Posted on Apr 4, 2016 at 17:42 UTC as 21st comment

Just checked on my UltraHD display (dubbed "4K" as it seems many people are confused).

Incredible sharpness and natural on static subjects, still any movement end up with blurring (as for so many action movies in HD that don't even have SD resolution on the action scenes!).

The more interesting thing for me is that it was filmed in natural available light, keeping the subject in it's context, and thus needing to crank up ISO on many scenes, still with great visual quality.

You know, documentary the old way, something understated, but much much more interesting for me, as a photographer and just a guy discovering the journey of a beer maker, without artifice.

It is interesting in so many ways. At the end of the day, I like what I have see, even if my Internet connection is a little slower for 4K (ouch!), great simple human story, awesome rendition that is natural, nothing "impressive" and that's that for me that is impressive! ;)

Link | Posted on Apr 3, 2016 at 16:13 UTC as 5th comment
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bwana4swahili: Sounds like a whole lot of unnecessary complexity!? Just perfect an EVF and forget about the nonsense of hybrid systems! OVF are old tech and should be retired...

OVF should be retired, this is old technology that don't work, as history showed us!

More than 20EV dynamic.
Incredible low latency (under the microsecond!).
Awesome color rendition, life-like.
Respect of sRGB, Adobe RGB, and even P3 color renditions, with the ability to push further, even on existing hardware (no firmware update required)
Also perfect contrast shown, that help to balance the image.
In some models, the OVF technology could also present what is outside the sensor framing, to enable photographer to anticipate action and have the good shot, first time, any time.

EVF is probably very superior to OVF, except for the unnecessary points I wrote...

Link | Posted on Apr 2, 2016 at 15:25 UTC

This is similar to existing work from Fuji. See the Fuji X100!

Adding a mirror or two in the way isn't a totally new way to do it.
But still it's existing to have that on a dslr!

Seems there a lot of fans for EVF there, pretending, tomorrow they will be perfect. As some says since the last 10 years.

I use EVF on LX100 (and sometimes on a Leica C, ouch!), and could witness that there are interesting features that could be used, and if they get better and better, we are far from them to be real contenders of OVF...

Link | Posted on Apr 2, 2016 at 15:20 UTC as 9th comment

Impressive quality on my 2304x1440 laptop, have to check it again on my UltraHD display, but the 6400ISO and the creative possibilities of a so little camera are awesome.

At least you will have an impressive out-of-the box HD quality (many small cameras that do HD video are deceiving), with good crop possibilities.

Link | Posted on Apr 1, 2016 at 12:58 UTC as 10th comment

The D5 and D500 are action cameras, and their main quality, before their incredibly solid body, is their ability to shoot fast and have usable photos for a reporter.

That's also a quality of the D300.

Since the image quality is fair enough (and it was years ago), the only thing that mater is to have the good shot.

Link | Posted on Mar 29, 2016 at 13:03 UTC as 79th comment
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Niko Tod: I think the decline in DSLR market has nothing to do with the mirrorless technology itself than it is an act of rebellion against the old school corporate thinking: providing slow micro upgrades on a regular basis to secure long-term sells. Which most people find normal but it is a double-edge sword because it has reached it's ceiling so to speak - we're pretty much at the point where the people who would upgrade every time are becoming less than the people who wouldn't. The technology has become just that good.
Unless there is a revolution in batteries technology, I don't see the mirrorless camera taking the "pro" crown off the DSLR's head.
If there is a fault, it's the DSLR obsolete mentality, not the mirrorless.
What about the recent offensive increase of the lense's price in Europe - is it the mirrorless market to blame, or something else?!
May be I'm wrong, because I don't understand the market/business/economy stuff, but most people are like me:)

As a D300 owner, that I still use regularly, I could witness that "old" incredibly solid DSLRs are pretty effective!

Link | Posted on Mar 28, 2016 at 13:08 UTC
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Sonyshine: To all those folks who deny photography is a middle aged male hobby may I suggest you study the group of middle aged male Nikon executives above....

....then ask Nikon where are the rebellious young designers? The creative women?

I didn't.

But if they want to sell around the world, they might open them to the world outside too, including women, youngsters, etc.

Link | Posted on Mar 28, 2016 at 13:07 UTC
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HBowman: Good interview but I would have loved to see this:

DPR: Now that the D500 has been launched, will we see the successor of the D700 ? Because you know, since day one of D800, Nikon FX users split into two camps and many think that the D700 do not have any successor yet.

Nik: (smile) We are aware of this situation because it is very similar to the D300s case. We do not forget our customer base and a very exciting answer will be given soon to the "D700 lovers".

Exactly what the D7200 don't have that the D300 had: rugged perfect body, built like a tank, designed for pro photographers (and serious amateurs) with perfect handling, a tool, not a technological demonstration!

I still have one D300 that I use from time to time, never fail, never miss a good shot, limited but perfectly efficient when you know it.

Link | Posted on Mar 28, 2016 at 13:04 UTC

The whole camera business is declining, DSLR are declining faster than mirrorless, but they are both in decline. Smartphones are killing them softly...
It is a clear disruptive technology, in the sense of what have been presented on "The innovator dilemma" book.

Nikon is pursuing sells with more expensive cameras (see D500 price, even pricier than D300 at it's launch), but it's clear non-sense on the long run.
Sony have took it right by selling sensors to smartphone makers, and making affordable high-end cameras (see a6300!).

I fear that within 10 years Nikon and Canon are nearly out-of-business, or selling only very high-end cameras (that is the same for most of us).

Link | Posted on Mar 28, 2016 at 12:59 UTC as 64th comment | 4 replies
On article Samsung NX500 shown as discontinued (271 comments in total)

Sad, because it was clearly a breakthrough in the mirrorless camera category, with the NX1 sensor for a fraction of it's price!

Link | Posted on Mar 9, 2016 at 02:55 UTC as 47th comment
On article The long, difficult road to Pentax full-frame (616 comments in total)

As usually for Pentax: where are the lenses?!?

Yes, fast full frame lenses, that don't need to be stopped-down, or cropped to work.

Reminds me of my Pentax K10D that was perfect to use old lenses, but didn't have fast lenses, and thus lost it's value to be sold at a bargain, to be replaced by a Nikon D300 (that I still use today!) with fast lenses.

Link | Posted on Feb 19, 2016 at 14:12 UTC as 140th comment | 3 replies

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!

Link | Posted on Jan 30, 2016 at 14:24 UTC as 20th comment
In reply to:

jaykumarr: Places matter. MP s don't.

So it's perfect velcro work ;)

What's the brand of the velcro?

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).

Link | Posted on Jan 13, 2016 at 20:42 UTC
On article Here at last: Nikon announces D500 (1175 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!

Link | Posted on Jan 6, 2016 at 12:45 UTC as 98th comment
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