Vlad S

Vlad S

Lives in United States San Francisco, CA, United States
Works as a Scientist
Joined on May 11, 2010

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On Photokina 2014 Video: The Samsung NX1 article (85 comments in total)
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Peter Evans: @DPreview

Could you possibly find an interviewer whose speech is at least in some way intelligible?

@Barney Britton
Would you be so kind as to find an interviewer who speaks clearly?

Direct link | Posted on Sep 20, 2014 at 01:46 UTC
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MrPrime: These are nice cameras but they are simply too expensive.

Remember the film days - low cost cameras with decent lenses, light weight, no batter charger to worry about. Entry price was low because nobody figured a lifetime of film expenses into the equation. And the short lifecycle of digital cameras means a $1000 compact camera is worth half that in a couple of years. Too expensive, waaaaaaaay too costly. A smart phone is a must-have and if it comes with a decent enough camera the step-up cost for the cameras shown above is simply laughed at.

These compacts have to be good enough to replace an SLR to get long term traction, and they aren't there yet. But they are getting closer.

There is no need to sell or replace a $1000 camera after a couple of years. One might want to, but there's really no need, as the IQ of the current cameras is already very high. My last film point-and-shoot was a Minolta Freedom Zoom for about $200. If you consider savings on the film and processing, a $1000 camera will have lower cost of ownership after about 100 rolls of film. If you shout about 2 rolls every month, it's only about 4 years of ownership. My first digital camera actually lasted 7 years before it got stolen, otherwise I probably would still use it.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 20, 2014 at 01:41 UTC

I wish they would allow to shift the sensor for real...

Direct link | Posted on Sep 15, 2014 at 22:03 UTC as 7th comment
On Nikon D750 First-impressions review preview (1004 comments in total)
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Peter Gordon 01701: So why would anybody buy a D610 body with only a few hundred dollar difference? I am thinking I should sell my D610 and get the D750 as I like the articulating screen and the wifi plus other features.

Because when you are on a budget, a few hundred dollars could be a significant difference?

Direct link | Posted on Sep 12, 2014 at 16:57 UTC
On Sigma announces 18-300mm F/3.5-6.3 DC Macro OS HSM 'C' article (31 comments in total)
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DrLogic: No stabilization for Sony? The extra reach is useless without stabilization... And this is a very large range kit lens - the single IQ compromise range somebody takes on a holiday to replace a whole a whole bunch of lenses, so they aren't likely to be using a tripod. Doesn't make sense.

The specs only lists FE mount, no A-mount. So no Sony IBIS cameras can mount it.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 12, 2014 at 16:00 UTC
On Sigma announces 18-300mm F/3.5-6.3 DC Macro OS HSM 'C' article (31 comments in total)
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chiane: Why do 95% of super zooms start at 18mm?

Because 28mm equivalent field of view is a common stop among the focal lengths. Adhering to it makes it easier to assemble lens collections that do not duplicate focal lengths.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 12, 2014 at 14:50 UTC
On Olympus PEN E-PL7 compact mirrorless camera announced article (80 comments in total)
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pleytime: Why would anyone buy a camera, other than a cheap pocket one, without a viewfinder?

Because not everybody cares about viewfinders

Direct link | Posted on Sep 3, 2014 at 09:28 UTC
On Rare Canon EF 1200mm f/5.6L USM goes on sale in UK article (218 comments in total)

This one should be spelled "cannon" rather than "canon" :)

Direct link | Posted on Aug 16, 2014 at 19:29 UTC as 24th comment
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Vlad S: The only consolation is that none of the people who stole his work would have paid anyway. So it's not like he lost sales... But yeah, as a reflection of morals in general the story is really disheartening.

@Albert Silver: and how is that an upside? Are you going to buy his prints?

Direct link | Posted on Jul 27, 2014 at 07:14 UTC
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Vlad S: The only consolation is that none of the people who stole his work would have paid anyway. So it's not like he lost sales... But yeah, as a reflection of morals in general the story is really disheartening.

And what is the up side of this fame? It seems that there has not been any so far.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 26, 2014 at 19:59 UTC

The only consolation is that none of the people who stole his work would have paid anyway. So it's not like he lost sales... But yeah, as a reflection of morals in general the story is really disheartening.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 26, 2014 at 16:26 UTC as 51st comment | 5 replies
On CreativeLive to host one-day event with Art Wolfe article (33 comments in total)

That was pretty inspiring. I will definitely look for new opportinuties. It was especially helpful to see how he placed the camera in relation to the subject, especially for the wide angle shots.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 19, 2014 at 02:34 UTC as 7th comment
On CreativeLive to host one-day event with Art Wolfe article (33 comments in total)

Can anyone post a link to the class chat room? I can watch the video, but can't find the chat.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 18, 2014 at 16:06 UTC as 12th comment | 1 reply
On Beyond the ordinary: Tim Dodd's Everyday Astronaut article (102 comments in total)
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Prairie Pal: Take away the orange jumpsuit and these are nothing. Take away the caption referring to "astronaut" and you wouldn't know what the H they are supposed to be.

I don't think any of them need cations, at least I didn't bother to read them. The suit – well, that just shows you that it was an important element of the story, doesn't it?

Direct link | Posted on Jul 5, 2014 at 22:58 UTC
On Beyond the ordinary: Tim Dodd's Everyday Astronaut article (102 comments in total)

Very fun!

Direct link | Posted on Jul 5, 2014 at 22:54 UTC as 27th comment

Can the lens be shifted or tilted? (or both)?

Direct link | Posted on Jun 25, 2014 at 18:04 UTC as 28th comment | 1 reply
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Bill Rees: Apparently, we still haven't moved on from the incessant whining regarding the Adobe's subscription. The haters need to move on.

The value and the continuity of access are perfectly legitimate topics to discuss.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 18, 2014 at 18:11 UTC

What a bold move by Canon...

Direct link | Posted on Jun 17, 2014 at 21:07 UTC as 42nd comment | 1 reply
On 2014 Waterproof Camera Roundup article (238 comments in total)
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chiane: Why are we saddled with an industry full of point and shoot sensors and marginal image quality, or we have to buy like a $2000 dslr housing? There's not much in the middle between pro and soccer mom.

In the middle there are Dicapac style bags that you can use with any camera you own, and that cost between 40 and 70 bucks. They are not ideal, but I used them, and they are a good way to bring your memories from a vacation.

http://www.dpreview.com/galleries/563720345/albums/undersea

Direct link | Posted on Jun 17, 2014 at 18:13 UTC
On Leica T (Typ 701) First Impressions Review preview (2301 comments in total)

I wonder if there is any advantage to machining the shell out of a solid block instead of casting it? Is it just for bragging rights, or is there something else to it?

Direct link | Posted on Jun 14, 2014 at 19:44 UTC as 99th comment
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