HBowman

HBowman

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You wake up in the morning, turn on your computer, start to enjoy the new day with a tea and then fall on the Magnum award. Suddenly you see what is photo award today and feel a bit depressed by this neo-academical bunch of snaps. Those sterilized photo schools should close definitively. How much have paid to have the chance to be selected ? How much money those 10 uninspired souls have paid to be here ? ...

Shame on you Magnum. I thought about you as one of the pinnacle of photography agency with some other organisations around the world. You just broke my day.

There is thousand of photographers on DPreview who deserve prices big time, who work hard to make truly artful pics and you just told them :

"This, Sir, is Art. We are Magnum you know so that's it !"

Utter BS, Utter deception.

Link | Posted on May 24, 2016 at 07:50 UTC as 30th comment
On article Primer: What is VR, and why should photographers care? (139 comments in total)
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te 2r: I own the latest 'Rift, and I have some fun exploring the myriad panoramic photo/video apps on the Oculus store. The results range from mediocre to sickening. Many of them are tied to specific panoramic camera systems. Even in the best examples, there's something "off" about them, and none of them support positional head tracking as that would require a 3D-scanned and reconstructed world rather than panoramic stereoscopy. (There is a demo like that on the Vive, but I haven't tried it personally. At timestamp: http://youtu.be/OknS2wfHi9E?t=52m33s )

The panoramic aspect is somewhat annoying as you get the urge to twist your neck all the way around with every new photo or camera cut to view all 360 degrees. It might be manageable in a (wireless) Samsung Gear VR on a swivel chair, but still. What I've seen is so far is not very compelling. At its ideal, you would freely explore a captured environment, fundamentally challenging an artform once based on _controlling_ perspective.

Completely agree.

Link | Posted on May 18, 2016 at 08:24 UTC
On article Primer: What is VR, and why should photographers care? (139 comments in total)
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HBowman: I'm used to virtual reality since 1998 by the way of gaming industry. So this is not real VR because it is based on a real location.

Last year I coded a real VR scene. If your computer powerful enough have a look :

https://www.behance.net/gallery/32387485/CRYO

With photo, you need to make a 360° "STATIC" view and then use a device on you nose to "feel" in immersion.

With real 3D rendering the view isn't static and every parameters to make it "alive" are possible. No need occulus rift or any device to feel immersed in such environment. Those devices are just the cherry on the cake for us.

So, I would speak about AR (augmented reality) when using photography. Google Map do this since years ...

But yea, real VR need some others skills than just photography.

Link | Posted on May 18, 2016 at 07:48 UTC
On article Primer: What is VR, and why should photographers care? (139 comments in total)
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HBowman: I'm used to virtual reality since 1998 by the way of gaming industry. So this is not real VR because it is based on a real location.

Last year I coded a real VR scene. If your computer powerful enough have a look :

https://www.behance.net/gallery/32387485/CRYO

VR in the photography industry is just the new hype word to sell even more "new" material. I guess us, virtual developers are more fluent about the subject than you or any DPreview staff.

The photography world is a little niche midget compared to the gaming world.

Ho well... Not a place to explain this.

Link | Posted on May 18, 2016 at 07:31 UTC
On article Primer: What is VR, and why should photographers care? (139 comments in total)

I'm used to virtual reality since 1998 by the way of gaming industry. So this is not real VR because it is based on a real location.

Last year I coded a real VR scene. If your computer powerful enough have a look :

https://www.behance.net/gallery/32387485/CRYO

Link | Posted on May 17, 2016 at 21:12 UTC as 48th comment | 4 replies

Impressive early result yes. This camera is now superior to any foveon to date (whatever strange individuals may think...).

When I see this I say "period" :

http://www.dpreview.com/forums/thread/4000666

The very affordable serious dream camera to any landscape photographers (and others).

Link | Posted on May 6, 2016 at 06:16 UTC as 94th comment
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evilmagicnut: Will this finally end the criticism towards Canon for their supposed low ISO DR "problem"?

I'll break down laughing if the 1DX II registers higher (low ISO) DR than the D5. Not because it matters but because of the irony and the ammunition it will give the Canon tribe.

Pull up a chair this is going to be good.

Barney ... Low DR inside a camera isn't a "deficiency".

Link | Posted on Mar 28, 2016 at 21:45 UTC

Because photography is all about DR... Today cameras are made for utter lazy hobbyists. PPL who buy the D5 do not freaking care about 20 stops of DR (and useless articles on DPR).

Link | Posted on Mar 28, 2016 at 20:44 UTC as 212th comment | 5 replies

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".

Link | Posted on Mar 28, 2016 at 12:00 UTC as 73rd comment | 7 replies
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HBowman: Color fringing machine all the way. For this price it should have been apo... or at least a bit corrected.

I'm saying that for the price. For only few hundred more $ one can get the Zeiss 135 APO, one of the best lens available, otus grade. I'm used to moderate fringing with the inexpensive Nikon f1.8 line and again, it is not that strong.
So special glass here, special glass here ... yea yea ... what is important is the result and here, I do not see 1500 US$ results.

Link | Posted on Mar 11, 2016 at 06:20 UTC

Color fringing machine all the way. For this price it should have been apo... or at least a bit corrected.

Link | Posted on Mar 10, 2016 at 07:34 UTC as 39th comment | 5 replies
On article The long, difficult road to Pentax full-frame (617 comments in total)

Haaa ! Jungle Jorge is probably sleeping ! :)

Link | Posted on Feb 20, 2016 at 16:48 UTC as 32nd comment | 4 replies
On article The long, difficult road to Pentax full-frame (617 comments in total)
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Jorge Bayonas: Interesting article:
http://www.kenrockwell.com/tech/00-new-today.htm

Stay here with me we have plenty of time. Then you do not pollute a whole comment column with no sense :)

Link | Posted on Feb 20, 2016 at 12:09 UTC
On article The long, difficult road to Pentax full-frame (617 comments in total)
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Jorge Bayonas: Interesting article:
http://www.kenrockwell.com/tech/00-new-today.htm

I'm not insulting you. Do you feel persecuted ?
This is typical Caffeine intoxication (or pervitine).

Link | Posted on Feb 20, 2016 at 12:06 UTC
On article The long, difficult road to Pentax full-frame (617 comments in total)
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Jorge Bayonas: Interesting article:
http://www.kenrockwell.com/tech/00-new-today.htm

Hey Jorge !

Can you stop to chest beat and auto like your own post ?

Go away from caffeine bro.

Link | Posted on Feb 20, 2016 at 12:01 UTC
On article The long, difficult road to Pentax full-frame (617 comments in total)
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HBowman: If I were Pentax/Ricoh marketing manager I would dance actually, like a successful rocket launch. Even if ppl start to fight now in the comments, it's been a long time I seen such love and kind words for a brand.

This is a very good sign.

Can't wait to see ppl starting to use it with legendary lenses.

The engineers already knew it will be a success ;)

Link | Posted on Feb 20, 2016 at 11:58 UTC
On article The long, difficult road to Pentax full-frame (617 comments in total)
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phoenix15: One of the biggest job left for Ricoh now is Making attractive prime lenses. This should be 85/1.4, 135/2, Macro 200/4, and 300/2.8.

Pentax is not known for the zoomish lenses, I guess they should strengthen what they are good at.

I think they will announce DFA limited lenses road map at CP+.

Link | Posted on Feb 20, 2016 at 09:37 UTC
On article The long, difficult road to Pentax full-frame (617 comments in total)

If I were Pentax/Ricoh marketing manager I would dance actually, like a successful rocket launch. Even if ppl start to fight now in the comments, it's been a long time I seen such love and kind words for a brand.

This is a very good sign.

Can't wait to see ppl starting to use it with legendary lenses.

Link | Posted on Feb 20, 2016 at 09:35 UTC as 49th comment | 6 replies
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endofoto: Nice pro lens for portraiture however pros dont use crop sensor for portraiture. If it was compatible with full frames, it would sell a lot to pros.

@ endofoto
You are right.

@Meuuuh
Continue to practice before giving advice.

Link | Posted on Feb 20, 2016 at 09:17 UTC
On article Special K? Pentax K-1 First Impressions Review (981 comments in total)

Beautiful camera with awesome specs. Landscape photographers will love it :)

... and not only landscape photographers !

Link | Posted on Feb 17, 2016 at 23:31 UTC as 230th comment
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