RStyga

RStyga

Lives in Australia Australia
Joined on Nov 8, 2010

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On Hands on with the Pentax 645Z news story (542 comments in total)
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RStyga: What Pentax has done with 645D/Z is unheard of and deserves a great deal of attention by the media. I second what Picasso Noir commented; it does indeed expose the marketing practices of the MF competitors who have been overcharging photographers for so many years. I hope Leica will be exposed in a similar fashion by a competitor; incidentally, Ricoh-Pentax nearly did it with GXR+A12 M but, unfortunately, did not follow up (although there is still some hope).

I meant expose Leica for their marketing practices; I was not referring to their product performance or built quality. Although, I have to note here some counter-ergonomic design choices that they are prominent in most of its digital rangefinders. Yes, I'm aware of the icon status of the brand and its followers but...

Direct link | Posted on Apr 23, 2014 at 22:51 UTC
On Hands on with the Pentax 645Z news story (542 comments in total)

What Pentax has done with 645D/Z is unheard of and deserves a great deal of attention by the media. I second what Picasso Noir commented; it does indeed expose the marketing practices of the MF competitors who have been overcharging photographers for so many years. I hope Leica will be exposed in a similar fashion by a competitor; incidentally, Ricoh-Pentax nearly did it with GXR+A12 M but, unfortunately, did not follow up (although there is still some hope).

Direct link | Posted on Apr 23, 2014 at 09:49 UTC as 7th comment | 4 replies
On Hands on with the Pentax 645Z news story (542 comments in total)
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RStyga: It is unfortunate that MM cameras are usually sold to professionals, who typically are too busy making money or strengthening their business networking to reduce their usually inflated egos and photo technology ignorance in order to see such superb offerings as the 645D/Z are. Professional photographers are overestimated.

How would you know what most pros do or know or think? You also make assumptions based on your knowledge and experience. So..
I have an opinion, whether you like it or not. Once I experience otherwise I will change my opinion accordingly. Read what suits you. It's a free world (sort of...).

Direct link | Posted on Apr 23, 2014 at 06:30 UTC
On Hands on with the Pentax 645Z news story (542 comments in total)
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Galbertson: Rstyga, where did you receive all this knowledge about inner workings and egos of professional photographers? Most of us professionalssacrifice far, far more than you will ever know. Most times it is not glamorous, barely profitable. And i assure youm our egos have to mainly be concerned with survival, so that we can honestly enjoy image making.

You are missing my point for the sake of defending yourself. My point doesn't include all professionals. You should be able to figure that out without my clarification. Also, I'm referring mostly to professionals who use MM cameras, a much more specific subset of professional photographers. Last, see my response to jackspra.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 22, 2014 at 05:42 UTC
On Hands on with the Pentax 645Z news story (542 comments in total)
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RStyga: It is unfortunate that MM cameras are usually sold to professionals, who typically are too busy making money or strengthening their business networking to reduce their usually inflated egos and photo technology ignorance in order to see such superb offerings as the 645D/Z are. Professional photographers are overestimated.

Non-professional photographers are everyone with a camera, more or less, so your question is pointless. The argument typically employs professionals and there is a need to tone it down a bit. Some "pros" are knowledgable, surely; but a large number of them, the majority in my opinion, are not. Just because they make money out of it doesn't automatically mean that they have the knowledge people ascribe to them.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 22, 2014 at 05:40 UTC
On Hands on with the Pentax 645Z news story (542 comments in total)

It is unfortunate that MM cameras are usually sold to professionals, who typically are too busy making money or strengthening their business networking to reduce their usually inflated egos and photo technology ignorance in order to see such superb offerings as the 645D/Z are. Professional photographers are overestimated.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 21, 2014 at 11:55 UTC as 19th comment | 5 replies
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sh10453: So many innocent lives have been lost, so many widows, so many orphans, so many destroyed homes, ...

The more killing, and the more destruction, the more profits for our (civilized) Western weapons manufacturers, and the more ego satisfaction to our corrupt politicians.

Photojournalism in war zones is an extremely dangerous business, but it brings to us the sad and ugly face of war.

What a sad ending for this woman!!

May all of those who innocently lost their lives be resting in peace.

@ Paul Farace
Sh10453 might be oversimplifying but there is a valid point made here, and you have to be blind or brainwashed to summarily dismiss it with such naive arguments. I didn't have to check your profile to know you are American, and not of the "worthy" kind... No wonder the US has principally the same foreign policy for such a long time. There are substantial -in number- voters behind it sustaining it, no matter how outrageous it is.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 6, 2014 at 11:30 UTC

“Μη κρίνετε κατ’ όψιν, αλλά την δικαίαν κρίσιν κρίνατε”. ΙC ΧC

Direct link | Posted on Apr 5, 2014 at 12:23 UTC as 35th comment
On Black & White Residential Building challenge (9 comments in total)
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pleytime: Thanks for informing us that you have removed images.

The correct verb is "disqualify", not "remove".

Direct link | Posted on Apr 3, 2014 at 06:10 UTC
On Black & White Residential Building challenge (9 comments in total)
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Elfranco: My picture was too close? ..and being "too close" was in the rules? Show me that part in the original rules.
I love it when "new rules" pop up when the Challenge is already underway.

Photo of a building not part of it. If you could submit a less cropped (if available) version it would be fine, even it does not cover the entire building.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 3, 2014 at 06:07 UTC
On Mockups emerge of new Olympus OM-D 'OM-G' news story (331 comments in total)

I have pre-ordered one already; expected delivery April 1st, 2015.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 2, 2014 at 05:28 UTC as 55th comment
On Black & White Residential Building challenge (9 comments in total)

Please avoid submitting parts of a building. The photo is of a building not part of it; it needs to depict a substantially large part of it, at minimum.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 2, 2014 at 05:22 UTC as 5th comment
On Nikon to offer D600 replacements if 'spots' continue news story (173 comments in total)
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RStyga: This is getting worse for Nikon and unlucky D600 owners alike. Nikon is a small company compared to, say, Canon. Heads will roll there: engineers, managers the lot.

Nikon is smaller than Canon not just in terms of market cap. Of course, Nikon belongs to the Mitsubishi Group but I won't count that since it is independent.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 30, 2014 at 12:07 UTC
On Black & White Residential Building challenge (9 comments in total)

One building, not multiple, please.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 29, 2014 at 16:45 UTC as 6th comment
On Nikon to offer D600 replacements if 'spots' continue news story (173 comments in total)

This is getting worse for Nikon and unlucky D600 owners alike. Nikon is a small company compared to, say, Canon. Heads will roll there: engineers, managers the lot.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 29, 2014 at 16:32 UTC as 19th comment | 2 replies
On Kodak reborn: A look at JK Imaging's 2014 lineup news story (179 comments in total)

I doubt but remain hopeful that the new Kodak brand will improve where the original Kodak eventually failed in the digital camera market. Revival of a brand name is not always futile; see Voigtlander under Cosina.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 23, 2014 at 12:11 UTC as 25th comment
On Black & White Moon in Detail challenge (5 comments in total)

Please avoid submitting tiny moons. Crop!

Direct link | Posted on Mar 16, 2014 at 07:38 UTC as 2nd comment
On Black & White Moon in Detail challenge (5 comments in total)
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Buzz Lightyear: Given that there is so little room for creative presentations, I predict that the person with the most expensive, very sharp, long telephoto lens who knows how to do focus stacking will be the winner - or perhaps someone who attaches their camera to a capable, powerful telescope. An astro-photographer I'm not.

I disagree. Look at the submissions.... Better shots with lesser gear. Not to mention the framing even in such a simple theme.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 16, 2014 at 07:30 UTC
On Black & White Moon in Detail challenge (5 comments in total)
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Buzz Lightyear: Given that there is so little room for creative presentations, I predict that the person with the most expensive, very sharp, long telephoto lens who knows how to do focus stacking will be the winner - or perhaps someone who attaches their camera to a capable, powerful telescope. An astro-photographer I'm not.

Taking a photo using good gear does not guarantee a good result at all.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 15, 2014 at 12:09 UTC
On Chicago-based Calumet Photographic closes U.S. stores news story (195 comments in total)

Online does not exclude having a physical store. Many online stores have physical stores. Sometimes I buy camera gear online, other times in store; sometimes the prices in physical stores are as good, minus shipping, waiting, having to return it via post if something is wrong etc etc. Retail is inherently brutal and, I'm afraid, rarely ethical.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 15, 2014 at 12:03 UTC as 35th comment
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