Lilianna

Lilianna

Lives in United States Dallas, United States
Joined on Nov 26, 2009
About me:

Tedious and obligatory gear list ;)
eVolt e410 and 510
25mm Pancake
35mm Macro
14-42mm kit
40-150mm kit
70-300mm
Olympus E-PL1 and 2
Various lenses
Fuji HS30EXR
Nokia 808
Nokia N8

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On Olympus Body Cap Lens 15mm F8 review preview (8 comments in total)

I adore mine, so fast, so much fun. And better than you might think...

Direct link | Posted on Nov 11, 2013 at 02:01 UTC as 3rd comment
On Hands-on with the Olympus Stylus 1 article (47 comments in total)

The relatively compact size, excellent EVF and fast Zoom allmakethis an attractive package.If the IQ matches or beast my XZ-1 then I may bite...

Direct link | Posted on Nov 2, 2013 at 23:07 UTC as 5th comment
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PhotoKhan: Few times have I seen something that is, at the same time, so true and so idiotic.

Some users naively think that by multiplying their equipment, somehow, their photography will magically improve. No questions there.

...But, also, I don't know of a single recognized photography artist who (1) photographs with a single camera and a single lens (2) uses today the same equipment he/she was using 5 years ago. In fact, I know of some amazing, hugely praised photographers that could be, themselves, the definition of GAS addicts...if I recognized that as addiction.

...That bit about "upgrading your relationship with your camera instead of upgrading your camera", then, sounds like something right out of a Barbara Sher book...Good grief...

Daido Moriyama
Recognized artist.
Used the same gear for years.
Now if you are talking about Pro Photography, as in wedding and product shots, that is another matter.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 18, 2013 at 12:53 UTC
On Just posted: Olympus Body Cap Lens 15mm F8 review article (127 comments in total)

Bravo! Thank you for reviewing this little lens.
I have been using mine on my E-PL2 since the lens first came out.
Adore the speed of use the two-position scale focus gives and the IQ, when viewed at reasonable sizes is quite good for the cost.
Indeed, the 'draw' of this lens is unique and, imho, pleasing.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/colette_noir/8309300588/

"F8 and be there"
My motto for this little jewel.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 18, 2013 at 12:46 UTC as 10th comment

Sorry was not yet fully awake for my first comment.
Nicely done tests and we thank you all for doing them.
Yes at the pixel level these do not perform as well as a high-end compact.
In "normal" viewing however they all do quite well.
I have been leaning towards the One, I like the OS and interface, plus, despite my loving my 808, MP are not the be-all-end-all.
Some of my favorite phone shots I did with a 3.2mp Samsung Sidekick 4g.
OIS and fast lens are very attractive, I wish my HTC One S had the former!
That said the night Skyline shot from the HTC is really nice....

Direct link | Posted on Apr 28, 2013 at 16:37 UTC as 32nd comment

Nothing here make me want to get rid of my 808PV
I do very much like the HTC One as a Phone though.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 28, 2013 at 15:13 UTC as 33rd comment
On Confessions of a camera snob post (90 comments in total)

Love this article and the images!
Of course loving square format (left over from my film days) helps ;)
seriously love the well seen imagery.
I too love the freedom that these devices bring.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 18, 2013 at 20:14 UTC as 17th comment
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Lilianna: Interesting sampling, love the winter and travel ones, esp the Smoker.
Reading the comments saddens me however.
So much bile vented simply because a phone was used.
I see the same people constantly making snarky comments about "real cameras" and all.
I am sure were these folks painters in the 19th century they would have decried photography with just as much vehemence!

"Shoulda used a real camera"
that kind of critical thinking?
Look i see photos shot with phone, DLSR 's and even Large Format film that do nothing for me.
But i never disrespect the tools the way some here do.
As to good images here; the Gent with the Turban ; both images of him are really quite stunning...

Direct link | Posted on Feb 4, 2013 at 03:15 UTC
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jcmarfilph: This should have been painting/photo-editing award and not photography. It's obvious that you can use even the crappiest 10$ camera to take self-portrait or any lousy subject then heavily post-process it to make it look good.

the B&W shots of the gent in the turban and smoker do not fit in this category, they are, IMHO, brilliant

Direct link | Posted on Feb 1, 2013 at 21:57 UTC

Interesting sampling, love the winter and travel ones, esp the Smoker.
Reading the comments saddens me however.
So much bile vented simply because a phone was used.
I see the same people constantly making snarky comments about "real cameras" and all.
I am sure were these folks painters in the 19th century they would have decried photography with just as much vehemence!

Direct link | Posted on Feb 1, 2013 at 17:04 UTC as 16th comment | 2 replies
On 2012: The year in mobile photography post (42 comments in total)

Also while I love the Time cover I FAR prefer the original image!

Direct link | Posted on Jan 3, 2013 at 20:53 UTC as 5th comment
On 2012: The year in mobile photography post (42 comments in total)

A well written article indeed.
Excellent examples of the work being done as well.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 3, 2013 at 20:51 UTC as 6th comment | 1 reply
On Landscape photography: tips for your smartphone post (40 comments in total)

lovely work all of them.
it is the photographer that matters
and that shows here!

Direct link | Posted on Dec 10, 2012 at 01:08 UTC as 3rd comment
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dash2k8: I'm a realist. While I agree that a fine picture can be taken with any tool, the end result still doesn't lie. Imagine Da Vinci doing the Mona Lisa with a 2B pencil on a 3" x 3" piece of paper. Would it still look great? Absolutely! But wouldn't you rather it be bigger and in color, with finer detail?

It's obvious that taking great pictures isn't fully dependent on camera gear, but I don't fully agree with the romanticized notion that a phone can do a great job most of the time. It'd be like trying to cover the Olympics with a Polaroid. Limitations are limitations.

Small-time slowed down moments in time, yes. Usain Bolt going 100mph to break his own record, no way.

Thank you for the rational post!
I would not try wildlife or sports photography with my Nokia but I can and do use my 808 for scenic and street work very happily.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 19, 2012 at 19:23 UTC
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Mrrowe8: OMFG what bunch of old house wife photo snobs , I heard this same "image control and real photographers wouldn't do X " crap with auto focus cameras , when color became easier to do and then digital .. Stop it ., here is the question r the images good y or n ? And for u clarity in detail ass hats .. It all depends on the intent of the body of work and device use to achieve that image .. If its questionable in focus addresses the being in the moment and seeing it with 2 eyes not become a cyclops and always looking through the lense and if its blown up so big u see the pixels wtf ? Who cares does it fit the image? That it , that all that matters .. Not this god awful stupid ass comments if crayons or paint or toy cameras by hipsters .. Seriously r the images good and like or not the days of ps cameras & dslr's r #ed .. And this crazy old idea that an image has to b printed to b a serious image is as stupid as it gets .. C'mon man r the images good or not that's it ..

Wow, so so boring shots of brick walls shot.with a Leica are inherently 'better' or more 'worthy' than a stunning work of photojournalism shot.with an iPhone...

Direct link | Posted on Nov 19, 2012 at 18:36 UTC
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vlad0: I've been shooting primarily with my cell phone since 2010 ... that is when I got a Nokia N8 and I just realized that I really didn't need much more than that for what I can achieve and for what I need.

Here are some samples:

http://www.dpreview.com/galleries/4016337175

Its perfectly fine for me ... can't really shoot portraits and proper macro shots, but..

Now I have a Nokia 808 and I am very happy with the results.. and the most important part is that its my smartphone, so its always with me :)

I agree completely... shoot quite happily with my Nokia N8, 808, and HTC One S

Direct link | Posted on Nov 19, 2012 at 18:31 UTC
On Anton Kawasaki: What 'mobile' means to me post (5 comments in total)

The image matters more than the equipment.
Your work shows that very clearly.
Wonderful images, well written article!
Bravo!

Direct link | Posted on Nov 8, 2012 at 05:10 UTC as 4th comment
On Review: Nokia 808 PureView article (354 comments in total)
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Lupti: Ok I now have tested it and have to say this phone is just a overhyped gadget. The camera is ok for P&S standards but nothing in the area of being "impressive, stunning" whatever. 34MP 16:9 mode gives just rather soft images and you see even very little shake. The lack of image stabilisation makes it just not suitable for serious photography. And even at ISO64 you see little grain at 34MP. The pureview mode gives ok results but nothing a good P&S can do. And I liked the ISO200 and above results of my Canon S95 better.
Video is just unusable, you hear every little sound of your fingers touching the phone and the lack of image stabilisation is just frustrating(and the one offered is a joke because it just makes the image jumping but not stable).
Beside all this it is just a mere phone with nothing special to offer. And IMHO it is just a rather clunky phone, so is the handling.
Don´t believe the hype, I don´t recommend it.

wow, there must be something wrong with your unit then
mine is tack sharp and the video is staggeringly good.
http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7254/7869775616_851baa431f_h.jpg
that was at 34 mp, handheld on a cloudy day.
Does it match my DSLR or CSC? No, but they do not fit in my pocket and blows away, at full resolution and in good light, IQ wise my XZ-1 and GRD 3.
My network issues have resolved with a reset and new SIM as well...

Direct link | Posted on Nov 3, 2012 at 18:37 UTC

I have used my Samsung Galaxy Tab in the same way, shooting jewelry. It is an effective mean of lighting small objects evenly.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 23, 2012 at 12:48 UTC as 30th comment
On HTC One X Review post (76 comments in total)
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Jostian: detail in the low light shot and portrait shot is excellent and easily betters the SIII and iPhone 5, I'm impressed by the detail it captures, yes 808 is easily the best but from the pics shown in the review and the comparisons the HTC comes in second IMHO.

the One does do superb low light, my One S has the same camera.
The 808 is indeed the King of phonecams!
Sadly my 808 has the losing network connection malady and is soon to be on its way to Nokia USA :(

Direct link | Posted on Oct 20, 2012 at 15:29 UTC
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