RStyga

RStyga

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On Camera roundups 2013: What to buy and why article (286 comments in total)

Let's us dispense with the myth that all "professional" photographers know exactly what they want or what it is required. I have seen a fair share of them not having a clue about what gear to buy, not only because they fail to follow the industry's rapid changes (understandable to a certain a extent) but also because they don't even know basic technological terminology (e.g. what is VC/IS/OIS/IS).

There is a significant difference between a person who makes money out of taking photographs, a photographer (in the artistic sense), and one who knows about photographic technology and application. Neither category implies any of the other.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 23, 2013 at 06:01 UTC as 115th comment | 6 replies

Much better, much better than A7R... Thankfully, they still produce cameras WITH AA filters...

Direct link | Posted on Nov 22, 2013 at 03:23 UTC as 24th comment
On Adobe expands Photoshop and Lightroom offer article (628 comments in total)
In reply to:

cousin itt: Why not charge us by the photo?

Send this to their sales dept! What an Adobe idea!

Direct link | Posted on Nov 21, 2013 at 23:15 UTC
On Leica invites entries for 2014 Oskar Barnack Award article (63 comments in total)
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HawaiiVolcanoes: Leica sells cameras to collectors....NOT Photographers.

thank you very much

Whatever makes you feel happy...

Direct link | Posted on Nov 21, 2013 at 01:19 UTC
On Leica invites entries for 2014 Oskar Barnack Award article (63 comments in total)
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HawaiiVolcanoes: Leica sells cameras to collectors....NOT Photographers.

thank you very much

To the special bunch of "photographers" above, who made "meaningful" contributions to this sub-thread:
You don't need a Leica to make equally good shots; this is a valid point, not a null one, unless you have a specific arrogance-induced perceptual handicap. So, posting a link with great shots proves nothing on the gear but on the photographers. Digital Leicas do indeed have superior RAW output and, of course, wonderful lenses, but not the industry's exclusivity on it; get over it and stop implying otherwise as you will only strengthen the points made before, that Leica owners are slightly delusional.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 20, 2013 at 06:32 UTC
On Leica invites entries for 2014 Oskar Barnack Award article (63 comments in total)
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HawaiiVolcanoes: Leica sells cameras to collectors....NOT Photographers.

thank you very much

I thInk stupidity is easily surpassed by arrogance; not that your point makes much sense...

Direct link | Posted on Nov 20, 2013 at 06:19 UTC
On Leica invites entries for 2014 Oskar Barnack Award article (63 comments in total)
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Julian: A shame its only open to "professional photographers".

There is quite a number of photo professionals that shame their profession. There's no real point in limiting this competition to professionals...

Direct link | Posted on Nov 19, 2013 at 22:51 UTC
On Leica invites entries for 2014 Oskar Barnack Award article (63 comments in total)
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HawaiiVolcanoes: Leica sells cameras to collectors....NOT Photographers.

thank you very much

You don't need a Leica to take such photographs... Especially, if they are taken by a film camera...

Direct link | Posted on Nov 19, 2013 at 22:46 UTC
On Heading for Centennial Park in the My best picture this week challenge (2 comments in total)

Really tricky to arrest with a camera, indeed. What's "BIF"?

Direct link | Posted on Nov 18, 2013 at 02:39 UTC as 1st comment
On My best picture this week challenge (5 comments in total)

A few of the entries are B/W. By the way, why NOT B/W???

Direct link | Posted on Nov 17, 2013 at 09:13 UTC as 3rd comment
On Macro - Water Droplets challenge (9 comments in total)

This challenge is self conflicting... Disqualify a huge droplet reflecting the centre of a leaf and leave entries where droplets are too small to reflect anything at all???

Direct link | Posted on Nov 15, 2013 at 12:21 UTC as 1st comment
On Sony Alpha A7 / A7R preview (2372 comments in total)

The colour moire and noise is significantly worse than the competition... at times it is unacceptable. I hope A7, with its AA filter on and lower resolution, performs much better than this.. AA filters are necessary; enough with this fashionable AA-less nonsense...

Direct link | Posted on Nov 15, 2013 at 03:52 UTC as 238th comment | 2 replies
On DPReview Gear of the Year - Part 1: Fujifilm X100S article (307 comments in total)
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Alejandro Ruiz: Congratulations for the subtle way "Some people might find a focal length of 35mm limiting" is illustrated by the girl photo.
Love this camera but 35 mm severely compromises portraiture, unless the model is in the center of the frame, you gonna get in trouble with her...
Why there is no 50 mm fixed lens in the market ?

Have you ever heard of Gaussian blur? It's the easiest thing to do, unlike sharpening... I've read a lot of arguments against the Foveon cameras but never that it's too sharp!

Direct link | Posted on Nov 12, 2013 at 10:05 UTC
On Pentax K-3 real-world samples gallery article (150 comments in total)

What is the point of this exercise? Even a compact camera can produce similar quality snapshots. Where is the description of settings for each photo... and where are the RAW shots?

Direct link | Posted on Nov 12, 2013 at 05:15 UTC as 24th comment | 1 reply
On Delaney in the Photograph of a Female Photographer challenge (76 comments in total)

Oops, typo...
"She does not look like a photographer" instead of "She does not like a photographer"

Direct link | Posted on Nov 10, 2013 at 13:53 UTC as 24th comment
On Delaney in the Photograph of a Female Photographer challenge (76 comments in total)

She does not like a photographer to me but a pretty girl holding a camera, trying to look sexy. She might be a photographer but this photo of her does not capture that. Anyway, other images were much better in portraying a female photographer. For the record, I neither voted nor submitted a photo in this challenge.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 10, 2013 at 12:52 UTC as 25th comment
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RStyga: I still believe Sony would benefit from retiring the SONY logo on their cameras to a discrete position at the bottom and creating a new brand without the consumer electronics associations "Sony" has. Panasonic has done it very successfully.

It is negative, whether Sony can see it or not, to have this crude SONY logo plastered on top of a A7 camera! I thought they are a for-profit company; why Mr. Maki insists on risking market share on account of brand arrogance, I don't quite follow...

If you stop half-reading comments your comments will make a lot more sense and will be worthy or being responded to. Yes, certain brands are not camera-related manufacturing brands. Indeed, Sony, after -and because of the- acquisition of Konica-Minolta has engaged in the design and manufacturing of camera gear, beyond sensors. However, Sony is not a dedicated, or primarily, camera company. Many people use cameras in a non-for-profit manner and prefer to carry and use an instrument from a maker that has a certain history in the field. It is not irrelevant, it is important. I do not want to make Sony richer by promoting its vulgar brand name; if I ever end up buying one I'll surely black-out the logo with a marker. I'd prefer people to see a different brand on my camera or a different maker altogether on it. Why the hell not??

Direct link | Posted on Nov 8, 2013 at 01:33 UTC
On Ricoh launches Pentax Q-mount ultra-wide-angle zoom article (58 comments in total)

f/3.7-f/4 ?? So, there is magically no diffraction problem anymore, if you spend GBP 430 on this lens? This is "great"...

Direct link | Posted on Nov 7, 2013 at 03:57 UTC as 19th comment | 1 reply
On Nikon Df combines classic design with modern technology article (313 comments in total)

While implying the compactness of retro SLR design it is still the size/weight of a 6D (which is great if Nikon can admit it), and uses a 16MP (excuse me?) full-frame sensor, priced at $2750! So, a potentially great FF DSLR (I like the design a lot, save for the excessive height) got messed up (I won't use a stronger word) by Nikon's marketing Dept. It's not the first time they cripple the crap out of a product to avoid internal competition. Expect a DF-2 to get a decent resolution FF sensor + video and be prepared to spend $3500 for it (or thereabouts). Pitiful marketing wit...

Direct link | Posted on Nov 6, 2013 at 01:14 UTC as 25th comment

I still believe Sony would benefit from retiring the SONY logo on their cameras to a discrete position at the bottom and creating a new brand without the consumer electronics associations "Sony" has. Panasonic has done it very successfully.

It is negative, whether Sony can see it or not, to have this crude SONY logo plastered on top of a A7 camera! I thought they are a for-profit company; why Mr. Maki insists on risking market share on account of brand arrogance, I don't quite follow...

Direct link | Posted on Nov 5, 2013 at 04:09 UTC as 43rd comment | 5 replies
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