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alexzn

Lives in United States CA, United States
Joined on Mar 31, 2002

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Say hello to a professional-level studio and portrait camera. Maybe the best bang for the buck in these applications. The body was clearly designed to use with the battery grip, put it on and most of the quirkiness goes away. the Foveon IQ at base ISO in good light is peerless, that's well-known. Large Sigma glass is extremely good too.

Link | Posted on Feb 24, 2016 at 16:21 UTC as 43rd comment
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Cameracist: Give it fullframe sensor with Bayer matrix, a mirror, optical viewfinder, Pentax K-mount, Full HD video and GPS and I am interested:-D :-D

People have no clue about how good the Foveon sensor image is. Google some... It does not always work for all conditions, but when it does the results are spectacular.

Link | Posted on Feb 24, 2016 at 16:15 UTC
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RedFox88: It's unfortunate to see such a technically flawed photo win. Out of focus, pattern noise from extreme shadow lifting. Good story but not good to call photo of the year unless everyone with an iPhone is a potential press photographer of the year.

Red- Show me your technically excellent photo of a cat that has the same emotional impact. DPR is such a moronic place sometimes, or most of the time...

Link | Posted on Feb 19, 2016 at 21:40 UTC
On article Pocketable APS-C: Fujifilm X70 real-world samples (255 comments in total)

Does it have an underexposure issue? Seems that way from the comparison of the edited and unedited photos. Nice gallery by the way.

Link | Posted on Feb 9, 2016 at 00:32 UTC as 36th comment
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sierranvin: Hey hey hey - only 9x overpriced vs. the competition!

An underwater housing is way cheaper. This thing is too large and too ugly to be a walk-around APS-C camera, and people two the ho can justify spending 3K on a waterproof should rather spend that money on a DSLR, a housing, and a decent strobe. And in addition they would have a normal camera to take with them to a fancy restaurant dinner afterwards. I really don't see a market for this thing beyond rich snorkelers.

Link | Posted on Jan 21, 2016 at 02:51 UTC
On article Lily Camera flies itself and follows its owner (155 comments in total)

It's a disaster on a crowded ski slope. I give ski resorts a year before they ban this thing. But it's awesome for junior extreme sports competitions where there is no one else on the run.

Should be am major revenue source for water rafting companies, shoot the video, sell customers a CD for $30, make a lot of money.

Link | Posted on May 14, 2015 at 14:26 UTC as 23rd comment | 1 reply
On article Fujifilm announces X-A2 with selfie-friendly LCD (132 comments in total)

Seriously??? Yawwwnn... This camera makes zero sense in the market that has Ricoh GR or Fuji's own X100. Stop wasting time and get us the Pro-2.

Link | Posted on Jan 15, 2015 at 20:36 UTC as 7th comment | 4 replies
On Connect post Panasonic Lumix CM1 coming to the US (81 comments in total)

Too big and bulky to be a real smartphone. Its better to cary a regular smartphone and a high-end compact when you need to shoot quality. Face it, modern smartphone cameras are good enough for 90% of routine pictures. the 10% are not worth the tradeoffs of carrying a thick monster of a phone.

Link | Posted on Jan 6, 2015 at 16:29 UTC as 12th comment | 5 replies

Fantastic. thanks for posting.

Link | Posted on Dec 15, 2014 at 18:35 UTC as 6th comment
On article Readers' Showcase: Portraits and People (220 comments in total)

Roby- don't pay attention to people deriding your picture. It's really good and some portion of the people on DOR are jealous, prudish, or both to the point that the only thing that satisfies them are picture of cats or garden flowers. You can find them also discussing rendering of green tones in the latest obscure Raw converter. In truth they should never come near a decent camera because it will be a waste of good equipment.

#1 image is soft core? Really??? Get a life, people, you have no idea what soft core is... Now go back to cat pictures...

Oh, yeah, and to people saying that these photos are all bad- show me what you've got...it's easy to dump on other people s work behind a screen name.

Link | Posted on Nov 24, 2014 at 13:17 UTC as 18th comment | 34 replies
On article HTC introduces the RE digital camera (102 comments in total)

What the GoPro should have been like?

Link | Posted on Oct 9, 2014 at 18:47 UTC as 53rd comment
On article Sigma announces dp1 Quattro and LVF-01 loupe (200 comments in total)
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Rob Bernhard: With the "Quattro" name, they should not stop with only 3 cameras. ;-)

Does anyone care about Sigma DSLs anymore?

Link | Posted on Sep 13, 2014 at 16:01 UTC
On article Sigma announces dp1 Quattro and LVF-01 loupe (200 comments in total)
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Rob Bernhard: With the "Quattro" name, they should not stop with only 3 cameras. ;-)

There IS/WAS a DSLR. It had a ridiculous MSRP and didn't sell well at all.

Link | Posted on Sep 12, 2014 at 23:10 UTC
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alexzn: For a fine sample of soviet war pictures see:
http://baltermants.com/#/

BTW, Khaldei's photo was later retouched to remove one of two watches the soldier wore on his hands (evidence of looting which was widespread amend the victorious Red Army soldiers.

I just have to laugh about some of the NKVD posts... Every Russian family probably has some items that were war "trophies". The higher you were int eh army, the more you were able to loot. Top generals sent stuff home by railroad cars, soldiers took stuff back in suitcases. It was war and long and bloody war, so no wonder it had many ugly sides. I'd say it was by far not the ugliest side of that war...

Link | Posted on Jul 17, 2014 at 21:55 UTC
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alexzn: this is one of the iconic images of the WWII. It may not be so popular in the West but it is rather well known in Russia. Depite all the poor taste sniping on DPR this is a real piece of history. Khaldei, Baltermantz and other Soviet war photographers left behind a treasure trove of powerful images documenting a titanic event of the 20th century. Have some respect (maybe a hopeless cause at DPR forums these days).

Have you ever met anyone on an internet forum who willingly asked to be lectured? I have not. So, fine, my comments were not directed at you, but if you look at this thread, there are plenty of examples of sniping, trolling, the ever-present references to Leicas being too expensive, you name it. I think I have a full right to comment on that as well. Now lets go back to the subject of war photography, much more interesting.

Link | Posted on Jul 17, 2014 at 00:27 UTC

For a fine sample of soviet war pictures see:
http://baltermants.com/#/

BTW, Khaldei's photo was later retouched to remove one of two watches the soldier wore on his hands (evidence of looting which was widespread amend the victorious Red Army soldiers.

Link | Posted on Jul 16, 2014 at 21:01 UTC as 30th comment | 9 replies

this is one of the iconic images of the WWII. It may not be so popular in the West but it is rather well known in Russia. Depite all the poor taste sniping on DPR this is a real piece of history. Khaldei, Baltermantz and other Soviet war photographers left behind a treasure trove of powerful images documenting a titanic event of the 20th century. Have some respect (maybe a hopeless cause at DPR forums these days).

Link | Posted on Jul 16, 2014 at 20:53 UTC as 31st comment | 19 replies

Great, thanks for posting

Link | Posted on Jun 15, 2014 at 06:53 UTC as 43rd comment

This is a non issue. People who go through the trouble of removing the watermarks will never buy the pictures anyway. We can debate why they seem to be entitled to get images produced with thousands of dollars worth of gear for free but that's beside the point. These people are just not the market for pro photography pictures. Trying to prosecute this is futile and stupid, it reminds me of record companies trying to prosecute people for copying CDs. Jobs invented the iTunes Store and made it a lot easier to buy music for an acceptable price than to steal it. Just face it- digital photography and cell phones made pictures very cheap. So it you expect people pay $$$ for your photos, think again, maybe special cases like weddings, but event photography is dead, unless people find ways to drop the price or find an alternative revenue source.

Link | Posted on May 29, 2014 at 17:14 UTC as 41st comment
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itchhh: I'm not sure the word "stunning" fits for these images in 2014. Maybe 10 years ago, but not today. With the rapid improvements in technology and more people with camera's, stunning shots are harder to come by than they once were. Kuddos to each of the photographers and their shots, its still an honor to be chosen.

Show me your work that is better, them you can harp on how those pictures are not stunning. Now go back to over-processing your garden flower shots taken by your expensive camera.

Link | Posted on Apr 26, 2014 at 23:03 UTC
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