rondom

rondom

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I would like to wait for the special edition: portraits of two sexy models of your choice included...

Direct link | Posted on Jul 26, 2014 at 13:40 UTC as 20th comment
On Ryan Brenizer on how to shoot engagement sessions article (72 comments in total)

Next in the series: tips for photographing dating couples...

Direct link | Posted on Apr 19, 2014 at 07:09 UTC as 38th comment | 3 replies
On Mockups emerge of new Olympus OM-D 'OM-G' article (333 comments in total)

Pick any forum any day, half of the threads are April's fool material...

Direct link | Posted on Apr 2, 2014 at 09:31 UTC as 45th comment | 1 reply
On Nikon Df preview (2817 comments in total)

An old guy on steroids, hair implant and face lift...retro gone wrong.
I have problem with the retro movement in general, but this is the worst I have seen in a while. The body proportions look terrible.
I have zero problem with classic cameras. Some of them are gorgeous- including Nikons...
"new" does not need to look "old" in order to be good looking. I am not a fan of the modern DSLR design, but the answer shouldn't be in trying to squeeze them in 50 year old shells.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 5, 2013 at 09:25 UTC as 808th comment
On Nikon video hints at long-desired 'digital FM' article (552 comments in total)

I expect this to be part of the "retro-looks" trend, and I think this will be its only connection with the past cameras: the look of the shell...hope I am wrong.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 25, 2013 at 21:58 UTC as 163rd comment
On Nikon video hints at long-desired 'digital FM' article (552 comments in total)

He looks rather depressed for someone with a dream comes true camera...

Direct link | Posted on Oct 25, 2013 at 21:50 UTC as 164th comment | 2 replies

I need a wooden lcd, with previewed images engraved in wood.
ok, not to be hard on my favorite camera maker, the poor souls are only charging an extra 100 bucks for it. And it is not as tacky as the infamous hassel thing.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 22, 2013 at 17:59 UTC as 16th comment
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CameraLabTester: "...is entirely composed, using satellite images, which are freely available for public use."

Fantastic!

If I like a picture, I'll just lift the original from Google or NASA.

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provided that you can find it!
you have a rather large database to choose from...
of course you can also find something more appealing during the process!

Direct link | Posted on Aug 28, 2013 at 10:48 UTC
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ConanFuji: I don't understand how this is photography on the so called photographer's part.

More like graphic tweaker.

If you had the chance to go to the space with a camera, you would get the very same flattened view to choose from. So in other words: the reality from that vantage point is already two dimensional, just like a photograph. So satellite photography is not about transfering a three dimential world to two dimensions. it is always working with a two dimentional world.
i think your criticism is more valid for the guy who reframes google street view. That's indeed retaking a photograph...

Direct link | Posted on Aug 28, 2013 at 08:43 UTC

Hasselblad design department consists of a microwave:
They place Sony cameras in a tray for 30 to 45 seconds, and voila...

Direct link | Posted on Jul 22, 2013 at 22:50 UTC as 192nd comment
On Flying Penguins: Photography in Antarctica article (11 comments in total)
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rondom: Hi, i just want to say this: what Adobe is planning to do with their software pricing policy is outrageous. Penguins? What penguins?

Lovely energetic pictures, by the way...thanks for sharing.

Direct link | Posted on May 7, 2013 at 22:55 UTC
On Flying Penguins: Photography in Antarctica article (11 comments in total)

Hi, i just want to say this: what Adobe is planning to do with their software pricing policy is outrageous. Penguins? What penguins?

Direct link | Posted on May 7, 2013 at 22:38 UTC as 5th comment | 3 replies
On Photographer turns camera on teenage 'freighthoppers' article (189 comments in total)

one cannot just be an observer and create such body of work: you need to be part of the project. if there was a camera aimed at this photographer during working, the pictures would be as compelling. should not be confused with sanitized and timid homeless hunting on the sidewalks.

Direct link | Posted on May 3, 2013 at 12:55 UTC as 43rd comment
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rondom: The first thing I check when comparing the ISO performance is the EXIF data to see if the ISO rating correspond to an actual advantage or not.
You can find them here:
http://imageshack.us/f/341/59375191.png/
The A seems to retain slightly higher shutter speeds, but before declaring the A the "winner" (a-la-dpreview crowd) check out the crops: the GR seems slightly brighter at every ISO (look at the white surfaces such as the typed paper) which may explain the shutter speed differences. Again to me they look very similar....
But I urge people to check the EXIF before starting high ISO wars: you may be surprised!
Also another nice finding of the EXIF: check out the shutter count. The GR has almost double count. This tells you why Ricoh is better: Makers of addictive cameras! :)
Also check the dates the pictures were taken. January 17 Coolpix, Jan 19 the Ricoh! Speaking of being tight lipped....I wonder why Ricoh waited that long.

@HowaboutRAW the test scene is ideal for this kind of comparison of high ISO as the lighting conditions and the camera settings are identical.
Although, granted, the high ISO is much better judged at real world conditions: in low lit environments...but if you want to compare the ISO ratings, shots like these are perfect.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 23, 2013 at 13:41 UTC
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rondom: The first thing I check when comparing the ISO performance is the EXIF data to see if the ISO rating correspond to an actual advantage or not.
You can find them here:
http://imageshack.us/f/341/59375191.png/
The A seems to retain slightly higher shutter speeds, but before declaring the A the "winner" (a-la-dpreview crowd) check out the crops: the GR seems slightly brighter at every ISO (look at the white surfaces such as the typed paper) which may explain the shutter speed differences. Again to me they look very similar....
But I urge people to check the EXIF before starting high ISO wars: you may be surprised!
Also another nice finding of the EXIF: check out the shutter count. The GR has almost double count. This tells you why Ricoh is better: Makers of addictive cameras! :)
Also check the dates the pictures were taken. January 17 Coolpix, Jan 19 the Ricoh! Speaking of being tight lipped....I wonder why Ricoh waited that long.

..or maybe DPR guys don't bother with setting up the dates of the test cameras they receive?

Direct link | Posted on Apr 23, 2013 at 12:25 UTC

The first thing I check when comparing the ISO performance is the EXIF data to see if the ISO rating correspond to an actual advantage or not.
You can find them here:
http://imageshack.us/f/341/59375191.png/
The A seems to retain slightly higher shutter speeds, but before declaring the A the "winner" (a-la-dpreview crowd) check out the crops: the GR seems slightly brighter at every ISO (look at the white surfaces such as the typed paper) which may explain the shutter speed differences. Again to me they look very similar....
But I urge people to check the EXIF before starting high ISO wars: you may be surprised!
Also another nice finding of the EXIF: check out the shutter count. The GR has almost double count. This tells you why Ricoh is better: Makers of addictive cameras! :)
Also check the dates the pictures were taken. January 17 Coolpix, Jan 19 the Ricoh! Speaking of being tight lipped....I wonder why Ricoh waited that long.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 23, 2013 at 11:45 UTC as 11th comment | 4 replies

For a typical Ricoh shooter these tests are interesting, but also slightly irrelevant. If you want crisp paperclip details and legible bottle labels from a mile away you don't go with a pocketable camera with a medium size sensor. Therefore minute differences in IQ between Nikon and Ricoh is not that important. But a larger sensor is obviously welcome: more dynamic range and much better high ISO...
Camera responsiveness, user interface will be deciding factor here and Ricoh may have an edge on those points.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 23, 2013 at 09:59 UTC as 13th comment | 1 reply
On Sigma 18-35mm F1.8 DC HSM Preview preview (349 comments in total)

Bokeh shmokeh....
Since when is the lens speed reduced to its dof implication only? Annoying to see the entire discussion going around "full frame equivalent depth of field"
you will be able to shoot at higher shutter speeds with this lens throughout the zoom range. Cropped sensor or not.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 23, 2013 at 05:16 UTC as 79th comment | 1 reply
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photo perzon: Note the Nikon A is almost the same size as the Sony RX100 for practical purposes. You can put it on your jacket and it is only 2 ounces more. At 10 ounces, when you take it out to take pictures at meetings it looks like a humble P&S. Does not command attention, you do not look like the enthusiast photographer. The X100, Leica X1 are twice the volume and 50% more weight.

I call it a social camera size.

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Direct link | Posted on Apr 9, 2013 at 09:23 UTC
On Just posted: Nikon Coolpix A real-world samples gallery article (105 comments in total)

any optical correction on JPEGs or is this exactly what the lens captures in RAW mode?

Direct link | Posted on Apr 4, 2013 at 10:25 UTC as 38th comment
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