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Imagefoundry

Joined on Apr 5, 2012

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On Fujifilm X-E2 Preview preview (454 comments in total)
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King Penguin: Oh, if only Hasselblad did one with a nice wooden grip.......

I know! Was thinking exact same thing.
Audience demands a gold-plated Xe2 with an ivory grip. Although, Lunar and Solar are already taken.
What do you think of Moonar? Or go straight to Uranus?

oh, and - @rfsIII - I saw a sense of humor on ebay the other day, cheap!

Direct link | Posted on Oct 19, 2013 at 15:55 UTC

Leica Lunar, at last!

On the other hand, this frantic activity of parasites struggling to attach themselves to a worthy cause... is nauseating

Direct link | Posted on Oct 10, 2013 at 20:46 UTC as 37th comment

You can't just throw together a comments section and hope for the best, I am afraid. Even banning the abusive behaviour is not enough - you actually have to nurture a particular tone (or culture, if you will) that fits with the rest of the content on the site - by introducing interesting topics, suppressing bickering and generally fostering a pleasant, helpful environment.

Can you, DPreview people, see yourself being *that* involved? Because otherwise it's just like the rest of Internet: loud, stupid and mostly misinformed, with an occasional sparkle of brilliance :)

Here on DPreview (without pointing any fingers) there are communities that are helpful, witty and generally a pleasure to visit, and then there are exact opposites of that. Guess which ones are in majority :)

Direct link | Posted on Aug 26, 2013 at 14:07 UTC as 87th comment

so many trolls...
The technical skill behind this project is considerable - just try to colorize any BW image and see where it lands you. Heck, most of you haters can't even take a decent picture in a first place based on what I see being posted in forums.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 19, 2013 at 20:39 UTC as 53rd comment | 4 replies
On Panasonic GX7 First Impressions Review article (1201 comments in total)

some feedback:

1. incandescent lighting needs to get a lot more even
2. little gear icons (showing camera settings) are only present for 2 leftmost magnified samples. Two samples on the right don't show their settings...
3. I wish there were a few bright, colorful objects in primary colors (RGB/CMY, but not flat) to show effects of channel clipping

finally, everything is shot with the maximum aperture?? makes no sense

Direct link | Posted on Aug 16, 2013 at 14:39 UTC as 80th comment | 1 reply
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Imagefoundry: very interesting article, especially for me.
I've been photographing artworks professionally since early 90s (first assisting, then on my own) - and I have an expansive collection of 4x5 and 8x10 chromes of some pretty important works.
However, copywork is copywork and I am sure if I tried to market these images I would face a major wrath from art community, and it's likely to be a career-ending move, aside of getting sued for copyright breach.

I wonder what Dr.Dee is thinking about legal framework for selling this collection.

In this context it's just semantics, isn't it?
The artists he worked for are sure to be thrilled to have their stuff at some institution.

What I think Dr.Dee should do is to scan them all, pack the chromes safely away and submit the thumbnails to getty, corbis, gug and and all the usual suspects. Over the years this archive will gain tremendous value even just as a resource for restoration work. Not to mention prints, etc.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 6, 2013 at 18:47 UTC

very interesting article, especially for me.
I've been photographing artworks professionally since early 90s (first assisting, then on my own) - and I have an expansive collection of 4x5 and 8x10 chromes of some pretty important works.
However, copywork is copywork and I am sure if I tried to market these images I would face a major wrath from art community, and it's likely to be a career-ending move, aside of getting sued for copyright breach.

I wonder what Dr.Dee is thinking about legal framework for selling this collection.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 5, 2013 at 21:43 UTC as 28th comment | 2 replies
On City Tower (Torun, Poland) in the Tamron Prize Challenge: Travel and Nature challenge (247 comments in total)

I love this image, and I bet I am not the only one. I'll take it over yet another sunset lake or a soulful old man close-up any day.

Rock on, Goami. Haters gonna hate and all that. You won fair and square.

Direct link | Posted on May 26, 2013 at 01:38 UTC as 1st comment
On Celebrities who love photography article (66 comments in total)

when Bryan Adams embarked on his photography quest there was this huge ripple in the force, as Canadian fashion industry collectively rolled their eyes.

just a sheer amount of snide remarks back then...haha, good times!

But then everyone realized that it's all about backstage access and BA can pull off stuff other people simply can't. So it's not all waste, although I am personally not a fan.

Direct link | Posted on May 2, 2013 at 15:54 UTC as 15th comment
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Imagefoundry: How I wish that this nonsense with Lightroom would just cease already. Version 7.4 still doesn't work with xtrans, it just doesn't work in a slightly different manner. Talk about procrustean bed....

Using LR output to compare camera brands amounts to partisan tactics, in my honest opinion. Its demosaicing engine is as bad as the user interface and color controls are good; and the output from different cameras is wildly inconsistent.

McDonalds is by far the most popular restaurant chain in USA (if you can call it that). Shall we use McD burgers as a baseline for comparing quality of beef across the country?

Furthermore, LR popularity is almost a text-book example of monopoly abuse. It's starving smaller developers and it slows down the pace of innovation.

I understand the sentiment about needing some sort of common denominator for comparison purposes, and yes ACR is usually the first to support new cameras. It does not mean you should stop looking for a better solution.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 6, 2013 at 15:34 UTC

How I wish that this nonsense with Lightroom would just cease already. Version 7.4 still doesn't work with xtrans, it just doesn't work in a slightly different manner. Talk about procrustean bed....

Using LR output to compare camera brands amounts to partisan tactics, in my honest opinion. Its demosaicing engine is as bad as the user interface and color controls are good; and the output from different cameras is wildly inconsistent.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 5, 2013 at 21:24 UTC as 21st comment | 9 replies
On Forgotten Doorway in the Doors challenge (17 comments in total)
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Imagefoundry: freeman patterson, is that you?

I printed that whole show for him, back in the day. So your shot just jumped out at me :). good memories!

Direct link | Posted on Mar 12, 2013 at 16:01 UTC
On Forgotten Doorway in the Doors challenge (17 comments in total)

freeman patterson, is that you?

Direct link | Posted on Mar 11, 2013 at 21:53 UTC as 2nd comment | 2 replies

whoever reversed the mouse dragging direction on this panorama needs to seek medical attention. Help is out there, bud.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 21, 2013 at 21:16 UTC as 52nd comment | 3 replies

Love this.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 18, 2013 at 21:50 UTC as 83rd comment
On Phase One releases Capture One Pro v7 article (99 comments in total)
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beckmarc: Any news on RAW Fuji x-pro 1 support?

nope, no X-Pro1/X-E1 support

Direct link | Posted on Oct 26, 2012 at 00:33 UTC

seeing how people here are requesting FF Xpro2, I feel like I need to stand up and be counted:

please do NOT introduce a new full-frame system.

it will dilute the brand recognition that Fuji achieved with X-pro / X-e1 series, push up prices, slow down R&D and introduction of further XF-mount lenses and X-trans sensor derivatives, etc. etc. Not to mention all the disenfranchised Xpro1/Xe1 owners.

In my humble opinion APS-C is in a sweet spot (ie. quality/performance/price) right now and is likely to stay there for many years to come. I understand the lure of brand extension but historically it hadn't worked all that well for most companies that tried.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 21, 2012 at 21:35 UTC as 22nd comment | 8 replies
On Photokina 2012: SLR Magic Stand Report article (15 comments in total)

23mm/F1.7 in X-mount looks pretty appealing. Waiting for reviews.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 21, 2012 at 21:13 UTC as 7th comment

$10 on another ripped-off Braun design. Looking forward to!

Direct link | Posted on Sep 19, 2012 at 18:51 UTC as 38th comment | 1 reply

this is a historic moment, I think. Decades later we'll be talking about what made HB go bankrupt and everyone would be saying "remember when they introduced Lunar at photokina2012?"

Direct link | Posted on Sep 18, 2012 at 16:43 UTC as 339th comment | 2 replies
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