Vadimka

Vadimka

Lives in United States Chicago, United States
Joined on Apr 19, 2006

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The Jacal: I love it when I see a news story about anything Soviet / Russian. So many people, usually Merkans, start chest beating and critcising anything they can, from 'it was staged', 'he was wearing seventeen watches', 'the Americans won the war', 'the British were useless'.

The Cold War is over, feel free to ignore the propaganda.

This picture is not much different form picture of Nazi solders parading thru France. This picture represents death and horror for millions of Eastern Europeans. If Nazi is 10, USSR is 9.5 on Evil scale.

But the scary part this this picture is still relevant. While Germany and Japan publicly acknowledged and apologized and even in some cases compensated$ for their mistakes in history, Soviets never did. On contrary they up and kicking again. Military Parades and speeches about Empire are back. President himself talks about greatness of USSR.

There is nothing wrong to reminisce about the Empire of Evil, its not propaganda its the truth, so people don't forget, because some people in Russia already forgot, and look whats happening in Ukrane now.

Regarding "European Socialism", it was a sarcasm. You have no Socialism in France. Unless you can prove me, that lets say 50,000 Bretons were killed by French Parliament and buried and a shallow mass grave somewhere in Loire Valley in 1979.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 23, 2014 at 05:33 UTC
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The Jacal: I love it when I see a news story about anything Soviet / Russian. So many people, usually Merkans, start chest beating and critcising anything they can, from 'it was staged', 'he was wearing seventeen watches', 'the Americans won the war', 'the British were useless'.

The Cold War is over, feel free to ignore the propaganda.

First of all, I'm not just American, I'm also Russian. I spent 50% of my life in USSR and 50% in US. And what does my nationality or my origin has to do with being right or wrong?

I know its easy to be all anti-American now a days, nobody likes strong, transparent giant. It feels almost nobel to protect poor Soviets, just because they lost cold war. Big American propaganda machine against Socialism, you asking us to ignore? No, because that propaganda did not even scratch the surface of atrocities Soviets committed.

You know that this picture is/was printed in school books for 3rd graders, and they teach you all the lies. They tell you how peaceful USSR was, how Socialism and Communism is all about peace, how we help our neighboring countries. And they make you believe that this picture is truly worth those 30 millions that we lost during the war, because we were innocent bystanders, leaving details like invading Poland, Finland, Baltic States, planning to get whole Europe.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 23, 2014 at 05:01 UTC
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Vadimka: who did he have to kill for this camera? :) I mean literally, who?

yes, you got it

Direct link | Posted on Jul 22, 2014 at 19:17 UTC
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The Jacal: I love it when I see a news story about anything Soviet / Russian. So many people, usually Merkans, start chest beating and critcising anything they can, from 'it was staged', 'he was wearing seventeen watches', 'the Americans won the war', 'the British were useless'.

The Cold War is over, feel free to ignore the propaganda.

When I talk about European "Socialism" I use " in front and " at the end. So what I mean its really not socialism. What you have in France and England is a Capitalism with more hints of humanity than we have in US. Its not socialism at all.

You did not hit any nerve, my skin is thicker than that.

All I'm saying Western Europeans should be happy that US, British and Canadian troops came as far as they did. So should be South Kereans, (and I know they are happy, and US troops still there standing still). You know American propaganda, doesn't scare me a bit, nor does american lifestyle.

I know its probably cool and hip to be all nice and fuzzy about Soviets, being born and raise in Western Europe. But let me tell you this is not, its empire of evil for a reason, lets just leave it at that.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 22, 2014 at 04:15 UTC
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The Jacal: I love it when I see a news story about anything Soviet / Russian. So many people, usually Merkans, start chest beating and critcising anything they can, from 'it was staged', 'he was wearing seventeen watches', 'the Americans won the war', 'the British were useless'.

The Cold War is over, feel free to ignore the propaganda.

I hope you know that Hammer and Sickle and the Earth on the back ground is not just a cute picture, its actually a modo. If you read Carl Marks you would find that communism will only work under one condition, it has to start simultaneously all over the earth. And if that not enough you can simply read what it says below the hammer, it says, "Bolsheviks of all countries in the world unite". So yes, this is the plan and always was. If you think that Communist have been spreading to China, Korea, Vietnam, Africa, Cuba just for fun you are mistaken.

If you think people in Poland, Czechoslovakia, Yugoslavia, Hungary, Romania, Latvia, Lithuania, Ukraine, Caucasus, North Korea, many in China, Cuba, just to name a few, if you think those people had fun with Communists, think again. My family certainly did not and we were lucky to survive unlike millions that didn't make it.
So please don't you dare to compare so called "Socialist" France and GB to Socialist USSR and its slave countries.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 21, 2014 at 19:50 UTC
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The Jacal: I love it when I see a news story about anything Soviet / Russian. So many people, usually Merkans, start chest beating and critcising anything they can, from 'it was staged', 'he was wearing seventeen watches', 'the Americans won the war', 'the British were useless'.

The Cold War is over, feel free to ignore the propaganda.

Well I was born in 1970s and half of my life spend in USSR. So let clarify this - YES everything Communist, Socialist and Bolshevik is evil.

Don't confuse European so called "Socialism" with Russian Socialism as a prequel to Communism. Its like night and day, no comparison.

Please don't let American right wing conservative agenda cloud your mind. We, most of Americans, love your European "socialism" and want to get there one day and if you would live in America for even few weeks you would realize this. Most of the media in the US, is pretty liberal. Of course sitting in France or Russia and watching cut offs from American FOX news you might think that US people are morons (and you would be partially right, because those channels have only 3 million of elderly audience)

Books? yes because its in a book it must be true!? :) If Natzi Germany wouldn't have attacked USSR, all of Europe would have been speaking Russian by 1943. USSR had plans to attack Europe, I hope you know that?

Direct link | Posted on Jul 21, 2014 at 17:20 UTC
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The Jacal: I love it when I see a news story about anything Soviet / Russian. So many people, usually Merkans, start chest beating and critcising anything they can, from 'it was staged', 'he was wearing seventeen watches', 'the Americans won the war', 'the British were useless'.

The Cold War is over, feel free to ignore the propaganda.

I mean c'mon, seriously? You saying "ignore the propaganda", while defending photo of the propaganda. Do you know how many thousands of Russian soldiers had to die unnecessarily, in order for this picture to be taken? I know many families who lost their loved ones in last weeks of war, just so the communist propaganda machine could claim that they captured the Reichstag, so they can claim the East Germany, Poland, Chechoslovakia, Hungary, Bulgaria, Romania, Baltic states etc…

So whether this picture was staged or not is irrelevant - because the whole story that this picture represents is a lie.

(and I'm russian, so I can say this)

Direct link | Posted on Jul 21, 2014 at 05:14 UTC

who did he have to kill for this camera? :) I mean literally, who?

Direct link | Posted on Jul 21, 2014 at 04:49 UTC as 4th comment | 2 replies
On Lomography launches Russar+ for L39 and M mount cameras article (120 comments in total)

They will sell few of those, very few. FF horrible, m4/3 is ok, but you have much better options for those. Oh and f&*&^*&^ Putin ;) I'm russian myself, but I hate those commie bast*rds...

Direct link | Posted on Apr 24, 2014 at 03:33 UTC as 5th comment

The reason this camera went for so low, was because of the auction house. Not very well known place to buy a rare camera.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 1, 2013 at 19:03 UTC as 12th comment
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yabokkie: climate should be blamed, the uncertain economy in China. also in Japan and China, fake Leica copies often sold at higher prices than genuin ones, that genuinity may also be blamed.

what the flack are you talking about??? Clueless as always...

Direct link | Posted on Dec 1, 2013 at 18:54 UTC
On Canon Korea teases new camera, EOS M2 or SL1/100D? article (259 comments in total)

Canon decided to make Pale-White camera in honor of their Marketing Department, after they saw projected End of Year sales figures.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 11, 2013 at 21:56 UTC as 29th comment
On Canon Korea teases new camera, EOS M2 or SL1/100D? article (259 comments in total)
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stevens37y: Perhaps an old type in Apple compatible white color.
Nikon is teasing the retro guys Canon the Apple guys.

yes, because Apple's secret for success is the white color. Newer-mind they turned the world upside-down and revolutionized the industry, showing the way for everyone to follow.

But back to Canon - looks like another FAIL.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 11, 2013 at 21:46 UTC
On Nikon Df preview (2817 comments in total)

Wow, once again Nikon releasing a bandaid camera to stop the bleeding, and yet again its not going to work. Looks like they forgot one little component, which is innovation.

Nikon is playing safe and trying to make an omelet without breaking any eggs and I don't think its going to work. (Nikon-1 was a great example of that)

They have to understand they are not loosing market share to Retro design, they loosing market share to Innovation and size/weight reduction.

They will sell some, and it might even become a little cult camera for a few people, but it will not stop the a matures and photo enthusiast moving from Nikon to Mirrorless (retro and modern) systems. It reminds me of Panasonic L1 / Leica D3 back in 4/3 era, nice cameras but nothing ground breaking or highly popular.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 5, 2013 at 19:11 UTC as 533rd comment | 4 replies
On Nikon video hints at long-desired 'digital FM' article (554 comments in total)
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Tom Goodman: I am as in favor of advancements in technology as the next person but this is just getting out of hand. I don't yearn for the days of old. I don't go to exhibitions because the images were made on a cellphone. And I certainly don't give a hoot whether the photographer used pure rainwater for the final bath or devised a new sharpening tool that takes voice commands. I just want images to change my perceptions and understandings. Let me put this another way: when is the last time you saw an announcement for an exhibition of paintings at MOMA or the Met that said the show will feature work done only with horse hair brushes?

I agree with you, but you forgetting that this is not the art site. This website designed with only one goal in mind, and that is to sell product. This site originated as flamboyant Canikon lover site, but eventually, after it got bought out by corporation, they became closeted multisexual, that love everything for the sake of advertisement. Anything goes, as long as it generates traffic and sales. I'm not saying its bad, its just what they do. You want art, go elsewhere.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 25, 2013 at 20:16 UTC

Its Canon's desperate cry for attention...

Direct link | Posted on Oct 16, 2013 at 18:25 UTC as 9th comment
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DotCom Editor: Pretty dumb.

don't be so hard on yourself.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 9, 2013 at 18:24 UTC

Good job Nikon... nice rebound after Nikon-1 fiasco...

Direct link | Posted on Sep 6, 2013 at 03:18 UTC as 15th comment
On Did Sigma design the Olympus M.Zuiko 75mm F1.8? article (200 comments in total)
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yabokkie: no matter who makes the lens how much does it worth if it can have similar resolution and aberrations as say Canon 135/2L?

135/2L got a 1.4 stops larger aperture (the difference of focal lengths also considered), more elements thus costs more to make. but if we ignore the internal formula issue, the lens should worth 1.4 stops less than 135/2L thus 989 * 2 ^ (-1.4) = 375 US.

@yabokkie,
for 4x5 you can use Schneider 150/2.8, Cooke 162/2.5, Dallmeyer 200/2.9 or if thats not enough try Ernostar 165/2 or Dallmeyer SS 200/1.9

Really? Yes, I made a typo, but can you even tell the difference between 135mm and 147mm if you look at pictures??? I know I can't.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 30, 2013 at 21:48 UTC
On Did Sigma design the Olympus M.Zuiko 75mm F1.8? article (200 comments in total)
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CollBaxter: Ieeeeesh I thought I was on a rumors site.

This happens all the time with all brands. Olympus has done it before with the ZD 70-300 and a few others . Its a optical copy of the Sigma 70-300. But that's about where it stops you can't really compare the two . Things like glass quality , components, materials , QC , manufacturing processes etc. give you the final product. There are different grades of optical glass at massively varying prices and quality also coatings etc.

It not does mean because you can design it you can build . Although Sigma seem to have upped their game and have excellent lenses. They may even have built it. (75mm) who knows and no one is telling.

@yabokkie,
even if Olympus manufactures in China, so what?
Are you implying that Japanese workers are superior to Chinese? Are you saying that your Karate is stronger than their Kung-fu?
Are you racist yabokkie?

Direct link | Posted on Aug 30, 2013 at 20:36 UTC
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