mischivo

mischivo

Lives in Canada Toronto / Ontario / Canada, Canada
Works as a wedding photographer / cinematographer
Has a website at www.pavelkounine.com
Joined on Sep 19, 2004
About me:

I'm pretty stubborn and opinionated. I shoot how I want, what I want; if you appreciate my style and ethic, I welcome the opportunity to collaborate. ;-)

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Oh great, another listing service I can throw my money at with less anticipation of earnings than winning the lottery.

At this point, someone might as well make a directory that caters to finding all the directories out there.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 25, 2014 at 14:16 UTC as 4th comment
On Panasonic GX7 First Impressions Review article (1201 comments in total)

The one glaring problem that you're old test scenes have had is that the so-called "daylight" you were using was not true daylight balanced light. I've analyzed those RAW files, I know what you're balancing to and compensating for. There is too much correction on the green/magenta slider, which indicates the use of cheap bulbs.

Do you plan on fixing this and using either actual xenon flash bulbs exclusively or something more truer to daylight, such as KinoFlo 55 fluorescent bulbs?

Direct link | Posted on Aug 15, 2013 at 16:13 UTC as 113th comment | 1 reply

Just out of curiosity: do the members of the KKK that Mr. Karens photographs know that he fraternized with...wait for it...Haitians? :-)

Direct link | Posted on Aug 15, 2013 at 15:53 UTC as 41st comment

Shouldn't this have been written by Anne Geddes? /s

Direct link | Posted on Jul 30, 2013 at 13:39 UTC as 11th comment

Great. DSLRs have been too big compared to their film-era ancestors. Now if they could do this with a full-frame body...

Direct link | Posted on Mar 24, 2013 at 17:23 UTC as 16th comment

Shrug. Although I'm quite fond of McCurry's photography in general, I don't really care for his travel portraits. Whether or not he started the craze, it's overdone.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 9, 2013 at 03:30 UTC as 55th comment

That is one brute of a camera! I'm also curious to know why the metering and drive settings are on the front of the camera. That seems stupid. I'm tempted to ask why the focus controls are also there, but many manufacturers have gone with that route, Nikon included. The jury is still out on why Macro (doesn't Nikon call it Micro?) needs to be there. And where is the manual focus ring?

Direct link | Posted on Oct 22, 2012 at 13:27 UTC as 98th comment
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Superka: I must say, I need good film scanner. Because I have found ideal camera among film cameras (Xpan and panoramic 617).
Hasselblad X5 is a good scanner, but too expensive :(

I've got the Nikon LS 5000 and love it. It gives me great 20-21 megapixel scans, which pretty much out-resolves any of the films I've shot with. Nikon no longer sells or supports it.
But you're still in luck. Plustek recently announced a new scanner, and from what I've read, it's comparable if not better than the Nikons. http://plustek.com/usa/products/opticfilm-series/opticfilm-120/
It'll be expensive, but nowhere near as pricey as the Hasselblads.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 22, 2012 at 13:18 UTC
On Just Posted: Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX1 sample images article (294 comments in total)
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andreaThode: Dear dpreview, why oh why aren't you shooting a fast lens the way it is meant to shoot, like, wide open @ f2? So many f4.0 nighttime shots. Yes, we all know it performs better if stopped down, thats why I had high hopes to see how it performs in low light wide open. Would've also kept down the ISO2.500 to1.600 but maybe thats just how I see it.

It's like having a noctilux but prefering to bump up the ISO to shoot at 2.8.
And yes we all know that it's a pre-production camera ....

This may be a novel concept, but shooting a lens at anything but it's wides iris setting is possible, and frequently desirable. I rarely shoot my fastest lenses wide open.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 9, 2012 at 20:27 UTC
On DSC00062 photo in dpreview review samples's photo gallery (4 comments in total)
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Naveed Akhtar: Really can't see the difference of big FF sensor and a shallow DOF effect in day light. You could easily fool me by saying its from an Enthusiast compact and I can beleive you easily. Should be used with ND filter and wide aperture to show sharpness, some contrasty places to show the DR advantages. Anyways, Waiting for the evening shots.

Also I am expecting from DPR team to write some comments under a photo that tells us what they are trying to achieve from the shot!

Regards

I disagree. You don't show sharpness by opening the aperture and making everything but the subject out of focus. Showcasing sharpness would involve stopping down and shooting for maximum depth of focus. That hasn't been accomplished, even in this shot, as the leaves in the upper corners are slightly out of focus.

Full frame isn't only about shallow focus.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 9, 2012 at 19:35 UTC
On Accessory Review: Manfrotto Solo VI DSLR Holster Bag article (96 comments in total)

No matter what anyone tells me, I'll never find a "modern" cushioned neoprene/nylon camera holster or bag to be properly stylish. Give me retro or contemporary, made from either leather or unique fabric, and with COLOUR! And maybe then, if well designed, it could be called stylish. This bag, like most other camera bags, is rubbish to look at.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 30, 2012 at 21:28 UTC as 11th comment | 2 replies
On Canon Powershot G15 Preview preview (246 comments in total)
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susiepilgrim: The loss of swivel screen is crucial for me. I need to take photos of children (babies and toddlers) for fundraising publications of a charity. To get at their level quickly is possible with an articulated screen, without it I miss the key moments. I can use the screen to get angles from above them eg colouring at a table, or when they're sleeping in a cot, not to disturb them. A fixed screen is useless in these situations.
Improving the quality of low-light shots is a benefit as flashlight is intrusive for them. Fast focus is also a big benefit to capture kids, they don't stay still for long!
Bring back the swivel screen!!!!

Just use the swivel screen on the camera that you obviously currently have. Or switch to another brand. You're not committed to Canon lenses with this thing.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 26, 2012 at 04:06 UTC
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Zvonimir Tosic: The price is incredibly low .. considering this camera is handled more and worked on manually in and during the manufacture than most other cameras are being handled after the manufacture.
I like the fact that the price puts people off; it changes the perspective about what some cameras deserve to be, but what we tediously want to kill — to be a real value, not a cost.

The latter part of your post doesn't make much sense. The first part is wrong. :^)

Direct link | Posted on Sep 18, 2012 at 00:18 UTC
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jeffoto: Without pictures such as these, how would we know what is happening in the world? Images of famine, violence, etc ... have raised awareness and changed public, and political minds for decades. Without these photos/photographers, we'd be more ignorant about what is going on than we already are.

Easily: first hand accounts. Journalism isn't defined by its visual aspects. We still read, don't we?

Direct link | Posted on Aug 2, 2012 at 00:17 UTC
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zahidpix: Being an active photojournalist for the past 40 years I have come across many situation like these, bomb blasts, urban riots and others. My job is to photograph the situation. My newspaper or news agency employers are paying me to photograph the situation where they have sent me. I think I am there to produce and record what I see. Its not my job to help people and throw away my camera and when your Editor asks in the evening where are the pictures and I tell him the good job I have done trying to save a person from the mob, he will fire me. So we photojournalists are observers not the saviors of the victims.

Let's turn this around for just a moment. If you're a victim or person in need, how would you feel about a photojournalist taking your photo and heading off on his merry way? You can do this exercise by replacing yourself with a family member, such as a spouse, child, or parent. Would you think it was excusable because they had a more important job to do? Is the tiny possibility of that photographer being fired for interfering or missing a deadline an appropriate excuse? Is your job worth a life?

Direct link | Posted on Aug 2, 2012 at 00:15 UTC
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ManuelVilardeMacedo: I'm tired of this "equivalent" BS. People should do a little thinking - if they did, they'd realize this notion of "equivalent aperture" is utterly nonsensical. If such equivalence existed, f22 on this lens would translate to a mammoth f44 in 35mm terms! Besides, it would be akin to say a person's visual acuity depended on the volume of the brain. Think about it.
It is curious that no one mentions "aperture equivalence" when it comes to APS-C (in that case f1.8 would be f2.7). Strange, isn't it?
I would also like to see where they learned all that stuff about "equivalent aperture". Because until now I've found nothing to sustain that bizarre theory by which the size of the sensor determines the position of the iris blades... because it's the latter we're talking about when we refer to aperture.
Oh, and let's not forget those who write long reports on "equivalent aperture" and, when we browse their galleries, all there is is photos of their cats!!!
Sorry, no patience for trolls.

I haven't caught anyone trolling, but the depth of field topic deserves some thought and is perfectly legitimate. There definitely a depth of field equivalence between aperture x on APS-C and aperture y on full frame, especially if you frame the subjects equally.

Direct link | Posted on May 24, 2012 at 22:00 UTC

I must say, that is one beautiful lens!

Direct link | Posted on May 24, 2012 at 21:46 UTC as 29th comment
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ManuelVilardeMacedo: I'm tired of this "equivalent" BS. People should do a little thinking - if they did, they'd realize this notion of "equivalent aperture" is utterly nonsensical. If such equivalence existed, f22 on this lens would translate to a mammoth f44 in 35mm terms! Besides, it would be akin to say a person's visual acuity depended on the volume of the brain. Think about it.
It is curious that no one mentions "aperture equivalence" when it comes to APS-C (in that case f1.8 would be f2.7). Strange, isn't it?
I would also like to see where they learned all that stuff about "equivalent aperture". Because until now I've found nothing to sustain that bizarre theory by which the size of the sensor determines the position of the iris blades... because it's the latter we're talking about when we refer to aperture.
Oh, and let's not forget those who write long reports on "equivalent aperture" and, when we browse their galleries, all there is is photos of their cats!!!
Sorry, no patience for trolls.

I believe that when people write about aperture equivalents, they are in actuality talking about what would achieve an equivalent depth of field with similarly framed subjects. They are not discussing about total light input.

Direct link | Posted on May 24, 2012 at 21:44 UTC

I love it! It looks like a P&S from the 90s!

Direct link | Posted on May 8, 2012 at 17:27 UTC as 38th comment
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