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 The Bone Doctor: Dr. Paul Koudounaris and Memento Mori article (22 comments in total)

"In general, in other parts of the world people tend to be extremely welcoming, hospitable, and trusting—it was a nice lesson to learn."

Probably the most important lesson from the book.

Direct link | Posted on May 31, 2015 at 06:25 UTC as 4th comment
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Vlad S: The way they pronounce "bokeh" makes me cringe every time they do it.

You can easily find on youtube how the Japanese pronounce it. And it's not difficult at all!
https://youtu.be/iqipY-wQaxc

Direct link | Posted on May 29, 2015 at 06:30 UTC

The way they pronounce "bokeh" makes me cringe every time they do it.

Direct link | Posted on May 29, 2015 at 01:37 UTC as 36th comment | 3 replies
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They call me Hans: So nothing for M4/3? Leica?

Your angle of view changes. Your focal length remains the same as on FF camera.

Direct link | Posted on May 29, 2015 at 01:33 UTC
On Hands-on with the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7 article (456 comments in total)
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Vlad S: I always wrote that Panasonic µ4/3 cameras design was kinda meh... This one looks really nice – the shape, finishes, and the controls all look very sophisticated.

Functional objects that are also beautiful are always valued higher, than those that are bland or ugly. Humans are emotional beings, most people want to have an enjoyable experience in using a piece of equipment.

Direct link | Posted on May 20, 2015 at 23:21 UTC
On Hands-on with the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7 article (456 comments in total)
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Paul Petersen: I have read some griping about the mirrorless revolution wiping out the DSLR but seems they are only getting traction with the buyers when they mimic the gestalt of the familiar and functionally practical DSLR layout. Yet they do bring all of mirrorless's improvements such as mechanical simplification, lens size reduction, WYSIWYG in the viewfinder and tilting touchscreen. AF off the sensor has gotten really good but still has its issues but is now plenty good for most folks to take the leap.
Give the market what it wants kick back and watch the sales move in the right direction. The digital boom will never see the sales levels again but profitable stability will be found.

You are cherrypicking. Rangefinder styled GX and Fujis have a very dedicated following.

Direct link | Posted on May 20, 2015 at 07:52 UTC
On Hands-on with the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7 article (456 comments in total)
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Eugene232: don't understand why mirrorless cameras getting bigger and bigger..
The mirrorless idea is -to have a DSLR IQ in a smaller body/

They are not getting "bigger and bigger" – they are covering the full ergonomic range from tiny to substantial, to satisfy every preference.

Direct link | Posted on May 19, 2015 at 20:56 UTC
On Hands-on with the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7 article (456 comments in total)

I always wrote that Panasonic µ4/3 cameras design was kinda meh... This one looks really nice – the shape, finishes, and the controls all look very sophisticated.

Direct link | Posted on May 19, 2015 at 20:52 UTC as 30th comment | 5 replies
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7 offers 4K video article (125 comments in total)
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skysi: Is this made in place of Lumix GX8, or is GX8 is still in making?

Pretty sure there will be a GX8 as well. Panasonic has always had both an SLR-style and a rangefinder-stye bodies of similar performance since GF1. Is there any reason to believe they would get rid of the GX line now?

Direct link | Posted on May 19, 2015 at 00:38 UTC
On Shutterdial offers Flickr searches based on EXIF article (21 comments in total)
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Roman Korcek: "Flickr doesn't yet offer a way for users to search content based on camera settings"

Unfortunately, neither does Dpreview.

I really don't understand why this feature is not implemented as soon as the EXIF data is presented. Is there some fundamental technical issue?

Direct link | Posted on May 16, 2015 at 18:14 UTC
On Lily Camera flies itself and follows its owner article (150 comments in total)

Reminded me of the Everyday Astronaut:

http://i2.wp.com/timdoddphotography.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2014/05/Everyday-Astronaut-by-Tim-Dodd-Photography-k-Out-for-a-walk-with-my-dog-Laiki.jpg

Direct link | Posted on May 14, 2015 at 06:27 UTC as 29th comment
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nikkornikon: They Need to, Like Fuji...to Step away from 16mp. It is time to move on. When 24mp is truly old...16 seems freaking ancient.

@mosc: there are constantly new advances and new knowledge that allow to create sensors that are qualitatively better. The 16MP µ4/3 sensors are actually less noisy then the 12MP were, despite smaller pixels.

Direct link | Posted on May 13, 2015 at 01:38 UTC
On Field Test: Sigma 19mm, 30mm and 60mm F2.8 DN lenses article (159 comments in total)
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SeeRoy: These are daft focal lengths for MFT application since they more or less duplicate existing, reasonably priced equivalents (in many cases faster) from other brands - notably Olympus and Panasonic themselves.
Why "deceptively pleasing"? Are they in reality repulsive? Do explain.

@ManuelVilardeMacedo
The portraiture was brought in as an example of a situation where you can't really zoom with your feet without some unpleasant consequences. Really, if you care about your background, then it's much easier to pick the shooting position first, then select a focal length that gives the desired framing, rather than trying to fake it with a focal length that doesn't really work.

As far as including context – there's nothing that prevents it with longer lenses. Here are some examples with the 75mm on m4/3 that include plenty of context (author Sergei Yurin):

http://i.imgur.com/jXT1kNu.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/7ToOEFT.jpg

Direct link | Posted on May 10, 2015 at 14:11 UTC
On Field Test: Sigma 19mm, 30mm and 60mm F2.8 DN lenses article (159 comments in total)
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SeeRoy: These are daft focal lengths for MFT application since they more or less duplicate existing, reasonably priced equivalents (in many cases faster) from other brands - notably Olympus and Panasonic themselves.
Why "deceptively pleasing"? Are they in reality repulsive? Do explain.

@ManuelVilardeMacedo: distortion depends on the distance from the subject, not the "normalcy" of the lens. If you try to shoot a head and shoulders portrait with a 50mm equiv. field of view you will have to, as you say, "zoom with your feet", and the short shooting distance will produce a bigger nose.

Direct link | Posted on May 10, 2015 at 02:26 UTC
On Field Test: Sigma 19mm, 30mm and 60mm F2.8 DN lenses article (159 comments in total)
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108: I've read this with interest since a guy is offering a 60 for 110 euros in my area . I wonder if the extra 15 mm compared to the Oly 45 is really worth it . Now the 30 on the A6000 looks fine but "feelingwise" I like the output of the m4/3 better . 30 mm on m4/3 is very interesting too, this last year I have usually set my (m)4/3 zooms at 20, 30, and 45-50 mm, not least because I find them sharper at these fl .

There was a portrait photographer who posted in micro 4/3 forum a lot of portraits taken with both Oly 45 and Sigma 60. You should be able to see a list of his posts here: http://www.dpreview.com/members/7007547539/forums/recent

He labeled in the subject which lens he used.

Direct link | Posted on May 8, 2015 at 21:59 UTC
On Field Test: Sigma 19mm, 30mm and 60mm F2.8 DN lenses article (159 comments in total)
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SeeRoy: These are daft focal lengths for MFT application since they more or less duplicate existing, reasonably priced equivalents (in many cases faster) from other brands - notably Olympus and Panasonic themselves.
Why "deceptively pleasing"? Are they in reality repulsive? Do explain.

The 60mm is actually not redundant at all. It's a budget alternative to the 70mm lens, and the lenses that truly duplicate it – the 2.8 "pro" zooms, cost 4 times as much. The existence of this lens makes the system quite a bit more attractive to budget-minded customers.

Direct link | Posted on May 8, 2015 at 19:15 UTC

I used to have the original LC-A camera. The whole camera back then cost about $20 (early 1990s).

Direct link | Posted on May 2, 2015 at 05:41 UTC as 15th comment
On Massive $33,500 2450mm f/8 NASA lens surfaces on eBay article (235 comments in total)

Doughnut bokeh... Ugh!

Direct link | Posted on Apr 29, 2015 at 04:21 UTC as 62nd comment | 1 reply
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nunatak: this is the second year in a row the DPreview interview with Nikon comes across as weak. this despite a number of concerns expressed by readers last year, and Barney blaming the interpreters.

for the N1 series alone, Nikon could have been pressed on why so many batteries for different models? why no CLS or hotshoe? why no N1 lens roadmap?

just a thought, but perhaps next time DPreview will open the floor to let readers ask some of the questions, and hire journalists with a bit more spine to press the questions?

If you press harder you'll hear the same "no comment", AND probably won't get an interview at all the next time around. You just have to learn to read between the lines.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 10, 2015 at 22:41 UTC
On Sony FE 28mm F2 samples gallery posted article (97 comments in total)
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neod: Why not post the same images as out-of-camera JPEGs to see what kind of barrel distortion corrections the camera makes?

@ brendon1000: if you shoot raw, then the converters support all the same functions via the lens profiles. Adobe even offers free software to make your own profile for any lens!

Direct link | Posted on Apr 7, 2015 at 05:37 UTC
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