RoccoGalatioto

RoccoGalatioto

Lives in United States NYC, United States
Works as a Photographer
Joined on May 27, 2009
About me:

To retire slowly and begin enjoying photography once again

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RoccoGalatioto: Iconic red dot?
The red dot is actually a recent addition and it became i in use after Minox bought Leitz. Am I old or the people ad DP review are a bunch of children?

But I got here, will you?
I got my first M-4 in followed by an M2R in 1972. I ended up with another M-2 and an M4-2. All without the silly red dot. With digital, Leica is too costly for me because it really is a limited camera. Even for street photography it has much competition at lower prices. In a world of selfies and cell phone photography, Leica finds itself in a smaller and smaller niche. Practically relegated to those who value a camera more that photography.

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Iconic red dot?
The red dot is actually a recent addition and it became i in use after Minox bought Leitz. Am I old or the people ad DP review are a bunch of children?

Direct link | Posted on Aug 24, 2014 at 15:51 UTC as 22nd comment | 4 replies
On 1939: England in Color (part 2) article (171 comments in total)
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RoccoGalatioto: For forty years? I have been shooting color for much longer than that using slide film. Kodachrome came out a very long time ago. Color neg has been around for a shorter period of time. Perhaps the staff at DPR is made up of youngsters.

I began to shoot seriously in 1968, 46 yeras ago and at that time we had Kodacolor, Ektacokor, in neg. from Kodak along with a plethora of slide films. Anscochromes in 10, 200 1nd 500 ASA, We had color slides by Ferrania and 3M. There was Agfachrome and we had from Kodak Kodachrome II and X, Ektachrome 64, 100 and type B 160 ASA. Then there were a slew of Large format sheet films. Ib 120 we had Ektachromes and Agfachromes. I realize that your youth makes 40 yeras seem an eternity. For me is was not so long ago.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 2, 2014 at 15:39 UTC
On 1939: England in Color (part 2) article (171 comments in total)

For forty years? I have been shooting color for much longer than that using slide film. Kodachrome came out a very long time ago. Color neg has been around for a shorter period of time. Perhaps the staff at DPR is made up of youngsters.

Direct link | Posted on May 3, 2014 at 19:07 UTC as 88th comment | 3 replies

Painting and photography are totally different arts. If you must paint, learn how to put paint on a canvass. Photography is a totally different medium. It may look easy but getting superb images is very hard. Photographers should not waste time imitating panting they should use their imagination at capturing the instant and the very graphical images that the medium allows to capture. Although at first photography appears very naturalistic, it can be so, it has the potential to be the most surrealistic. My opinion. If you like an image who cares what or how it's made from. Life is too short. ENJOY

Direct link | Posted on Sep 16, 2013 at 14:55 UTC as 24th comment | 6 replies
On 10 Photo Editing Programs (that aren't Photoshop) article (353 comments in total)

Very useful and a good service to all of us.

Direct link | Posted on May 18, 2013 at 02:06 UTC as 147th comment

I just installed version 4 and now there's version 5. What can I say.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 19, 2013 at 11:44 UTC as 8th comment
On Service lets you order prints of any Facebook photo post (115 comments in total)

Nothing surprises me anymore from face book

Direct link | Posted on Apr 1, 2013 at 01:45 UTC as 25th comment
On Equinox modular and Leica X3 concept cameras article (41 comments in total)
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sashk0: ..any idea how to hold this pancake in hands?

it appears that most designers have never taken a photo

http://galatiotophoto.blogspot.com

Direct link | Posted on Mar 15, 2013 at 13:18 UTC
On Just posted: Fujifilm X-E1 Review article (527 comments in total)

Looks like a winner to me; I'm always looking tor a nice competent and small RF type camera and this could be one of the better affordable ones.

http://galatiotophoto.blogspot.com

Direct link | Posted on Mar 4, 2013 at 14:00 UTC as 34th comment
On Olympus USA announces XZ-10 enthusiast compact article (45 comments in total)

For a company that appeared to be on the ropes, they are coming out with nice stuff and are showing signs of life in a difficult marker niche.

http://galatiotophoto.blogspot.com

Direct link | Posted on Feb 19, 2013 at 16:57 UTC as 11th comment | 1 reply

It's only a matter of time. It's a great camera [the E-5] but I do nor think that it ever was or will ever be a very hot item. Unfortunately the company has has many problems recently. Too bad really, too bad.
http://galatiotophoto.blogspot.com

Direct link | Posted on Feb 16, 2013 at 00:35 UTC as 14th comment
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Nikon007: My advice has always been "stay away from wide Gamut unless you know what your doing". For me it's not worth the hassle to see colors no one else can. You don't see it in print, your clients don't see it, on the web they can't be seen. So what good is it? It's great for a dedicated graphics station but for general use it causes many folks a lot of head aches. So if WG is your cup of tea go for it. If your not sure do your research first, there are lot of threads on this subject going back for years and nothing has really changed.

I agree. Most clients look at the photos on cheap office type monitors.
http://galatiotophoto.blogspot.com

Direct link | Posted on Feb 15, 2013 at 04:32 UTC
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garyknrd: I have a cheap Dell laptop. And am amazed at the processing in Raw i get. I am going to buy the 27" just because of the excellent laptop. I am seriously getting into high quality bird photography. Do you guys think this is a good move? Can I expect much better processing with PS-5?
Gary

www.flickr.com/photos/avianphotos

are you sure that the video card in your laptop can handle the new monitor?
http://galatiotophoto.blogspot.com

Direct link | Posted on Feb 15, 2013 at 04:30 UTC

1650 just for the housing? Why will not Nikon come out with a didital NIKONOS?
That would be nice.
http://galatiotophoto.blogspot.com

Direct link | Posted on Feb 15, 2013 at 04:27 UTC as 27th comment
On First Impressions: Metabones Speed Booster article (359 comments in total)
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Trollshavethebestcandy: How dare you english pigdogs create a camera product...
I fart in your general directuion!
I swear reading some of these coments is pure comedy.
Its like grumpy old men up in here.
Fire new! Fire bad! Fire burn my food! Nobody can ever use fire or I will bonk them on the head.

In my humble opinion as a working pro for 43 years, without an engineering degree but with a solid education nonetheless, I could not really care less about all this tech and pseudo tech talk. It's the final photo that has always counted for me. Go to any museum and look at the great images shot by real photographers using primitive equipment. You see photos can also be taken without all this obsession about technology.
http://galatiotophoto.blogspot.com

Direct link | Posted on Feb 14, 2013 at 13:13 UTC
On First Impressions: Metabones Speed Booster article (359 comments in total)
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papillon_65: Jesus, what's not to like? The only people getting their knickers in a twist will be the FF snobs who don't like the fact that you can buy a cheap NEX, stick an old lens on it and replicate that FF look. For the rest of us it's another tool which gives us better options and more dof control if we want it. Curmudgeons, camera snobs and pixel heads get over it! nice one Metabones!

I am in total agreement. Personally I have never liked AF and find that it's virtually impossible to focus manually on the AF cameras. Be that as it may, the idea that I can use some slower lenses and actually make them faster is like a dream come true. The important thing is REAL WORLD images not sharpness charts etc. There's way too much emphasis being placed on all this techie nonsense.
http://galatiotophoto.blogspot.com

Direct link | Posted on Feb 14, 2013 at 13:06 UTC
On Just Posted: Canon EOS 6D In-depth Review article (530 comments in total)
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reach0775: dpreview will remain my No.1 source for camera reviews, but I'll really stop taking their conclusions seriously.
The 6D has similar or better IQ than the mighty Mk.III, some VERY serious USPs (GPS, weight...) and it costs a 1.000EUR less!
Hey, that's an awful lot of money! It's a shame they even compare those 2 within the same sentence.
But taking it down because Mr. dpreviewer would have had different ideas where to save money is really outrageous arbitrariness.

I absolutely agree with the fact that Canon produces richer colors. II have had The Canon 10-D. 20-D, 30-D, 1-D, 2D II, 2D-III, 5D and 5D II
I have also had the Ninon D -1X, D2-X, D2-H. D-70, D-70S, D-300 and D-700.
I still have the Canon 5-D and 1-D III and the Nikon D-3-- and D-700
The only Nikon that had truly superb color was the D1-X. The others all tended to go bluish outdoors and sort of yellowish in a sort of watercolor way on skin tones. this is even after shooting raw,As to the review, one must use judgement and also read between the lines. It's impossible to believe these days and why should I follow someone's else recommendation blindly. Some people read reviews to sort of make themselves feel good about their purchases. One of my main beefs about photography is that there's always been too much emphasis on technical stuff whether it was developers then or sensors now. Just my opinion.

http://galatiotophoto.blogspot.com

Direct link | Posted on Feb 14, 2013 at 03:41 UTC
On Nikon D5200 added to our studio comparison database article (186 comments in total)
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GeorgeZ: For most users the EM5 delivers more pleasing photos without pp.
For RAW shooters it's a different story.
In normal light I'm still happy with my old D50, but when the time comes to buy a new camera I will switch to M43 thanks to Olympus' jpeg magic and the nice lenses available.
Nikon shows nothing here that would sway ME to stay with them.

"for my wife to use" rather sexist I n=must say. Just kidding.

All the best
Rocco Galatioto http://galatiotophoto.blogspot.com

Direct link | Posted on Feb 9, 2013 at 16:08 UTC

I have mentioned this trend many times in my blog sort of as a way to tease those of us who crave billions of pixels and super huge cameras but also as a way to presage where we are headed. I believe that with inevitable improvements, for most people a smart phone will replace the camra. This has already begun. I have seen incredible smart phone and ipad images. I know that bigger is better but I remember that as films got better and better, the 135 format became king. Surely the same film in larger formats gave better images but the usability of the 135 format made it more useful. The same will happen with digital cameras. OK, we cannot shoot serious assignments with phones but for most purposes a phone will do. What this will cause the camera industry is a serious crisis. This would, in the end be bad for all of "us."
http://galatiotophoto.blogspot.com

Direct link | Posted on Feb 7, 2013 at 11:19 UTC as 16th comment | 1 reply
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