marianco

marianco

Lives in United States Monterey, CA, United States
Works as a Physician, Psychiatrist
Joined on Feb 15, 2003

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I wish Canon would do something like this.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 12, 2014 at 05:18 UTC as 5th comment
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mike winslow: geez its so tiring to listen to photographers who think that they are artists.. So what if you know where to stand.. I knew Renoir, he was a friend of mine, and you sir, are no Renoir lol..

Stated while wearing a straitjacket in a rubber room.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 24, 2013 at 17:43 UTC
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Sam The Man: proves Professional Walmart Associate = Professional Photographer

Not really. There was no mention that a Professional Walmart Associate is a professional photographer. Thus, there is no proof of that assertion.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 24, 2013 at 17:42 UTC

I prefer Eric Thayer's photos.
But Joshua Lott's are also excellent.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 24, 2013 at 17:41 UTC as 10th comment
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fuego6: Get rid of that hand in the photo... any amateur would have cropped/healed it out... geesh.. really?

The hand is deliberately part of the photo. If you don't realize that, you are truly a noobie rank amateur.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 24, 2013 at 17:39 UTC

Nah. The biggest problem with the thought of Android dominating cameras is that age-old photography adage: the best camera is the one you carry with you.

The reason the iPhone is such a dominant camera is that you always carry your iPhone with you. You never leave it at home.

The Android smart camera is NOT a cell phone. Thus it is an option not a need to carry. It also is another thing to lug around one's pocket or purse. It adds complexity to a camera. The iPhone on the other hand is dead simple to use as a camera - anyone can use it. Android smart cameras also take a LONG-TIME to start up. They are not that handy when trying to take spontaneous pictures.

Nah. The iPhone (and other iOS devices) will continue to dominate particularly as Apple improves their optics. Imagine having a zoom camera on the iPhone with a bended light path (like used on Sony T-series pocket cameras). That would kill whatever is left of the small camera market.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 1, 2013 at 14:37 UTC as 10th comment | 3 replies
On Best Camera of 2012: And the Winner is... article (1412 comments in total)

B.S.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 2, 2013 at 06:44 UTC as 236th comment
On Instagram responds to clamor around TOS changes post (79 comments in total)

Instagram is DEAD. What wacko and predator will now get hold of your and your children's personal information and photos with this new TOS change.

It is unbelievable, an outrage, a betrayal of trust.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 19, 2012 at 06:36 UTC as 32nd comment | 1 reply
On Leica M-Monochrom preview (449 comments in total)

A Leica Man can easily afford both the Leica and the Nikon D800e. Thus, there is no need for compromise.

If you can't afford it, get second job.

Direct link | Posted on May 11, 2012 at 04:06 UTC as 120th comment | 4 replies
On Leica M-Monochrom preview (449 comments in total)
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motobloat: At last, a camera for hipsters living off of their parents' money! Pretty easy to afford with a $10,000 a month stipend from dad, and soooo retro! Does it do instagram filters too?

Seriously though, besides hipsters and the insanely wealthy, I can't see much of a target market for this specialty device...

Leica cameras and lenses were never meant for the poor.

Direct link | Posted on May 10, 2012 at 21:55 UTC
On Leica M-Monochrom preview (449 comments in total)
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rocklobster: I don't see the point to this camera. At that cost and especially when some of those samples exhibit clipping.

Would any of you enthusiasts with spare case really want a camera like this?

Cheers

Money is NOT a limiting factor for the true Leica user.

This is a great camera for black-and-white rangefinder photography.

Direct link | Posted on May 10, 2012 at 21:54 UTC
On Dan Chung asks Canon about EOS-1D C at 4K launch article (88 comments in total)

The price leader for 4K Professional Cameras is Red.

When you price a Red Scarlet 4K camera starter kit, you realize that without lenses, the price starts at $17,000 for the body with battery, LCD screen, etc.

The Red Zoom lenses start at $6000 for a 17-50 mm Zoom.
The Red Prime lenses start at $4250 for the 100 mm lens.

In comparison, Canon's EOS-1D C costs only $15,000. And you can start your lens kit with the $120 50mm prime or the $950 24-105 L Zoom.

Canon is so much less expensive.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 16, 2012 at 13:53 UTC as 14th comment | 4 replies
On Dan Chung asks Canon about EOS-1D C at 4K launch article (88 comments in total)

For those who can afford 4K video (e.g. MULTIPLE $5000 30-inch monitors, multi-terrabyte hard drive, top-end computers), then the EOS-1D C is a CHEAP, INEXPENSIVE camera body for their collection.

Cameras are priced to their intended customer. Obviously, this is priced for film studios that can easily afford it.

It is not priced for mere mortals and cheapskates.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 16, 2012 at 13:25 UTC as 15th comment
On World Press Photo announces 2012 contest winners article (173 comments in total)

Lose the burqa.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 15, 2012 at 17:06 UTC as 12th comment | 2 replies
On Nikon D800 preview (1110 comments in total)

Some enterprising company should come out with an antialiasing filter for the 800e just like the one made for the Canon 5D mark 2.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 8, 2012 at 01:21 UTC as 240th comment

That judge is an IDIOT.
Those are two different photos.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 25, 2012 at 10:14 UTC as 258th comment | 1 reply
On Nikon D4 overview article (844 comments in total)

The Nikon D4 seems like a clone of the Canon 1Dx - but with slightly lower specs such as lower resolution, etc.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 6, 2012 at 14:44 UTC as 177th comment | 3 replies
On Kodak sells Image Sensor Solutions business article (69 comments in total)

IDIOTS at Kodak.

Kodak just sold its only viable digital photography unit, where it is a world leader.

Everything else is dependent on other companies.

I foresee Kodak dying at an accelerated pace.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 10, 2011 at 15:44 UTC as 2nd comment | 1 reply
On Canon announces seven EF Cinema lenses article (68 comments in total)

Note that these are all MANUAL-FOCUS lenses.

Cinematographers do not use autofocus. They preset their focus ranges and manually move the focus point as the subject moves.

These $7000 lenses are not going to be that useful for DSLR users.

Of course at these lens prices, who is going to complain about the price of a IDx? They are fairly inexpensive for professional cinematography, though certainly a league above photography when it comes to price and need for deep pockets.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 4, 2011 at 03:00 UTC as 20th comment | 1 reply
On Editorial Lighting - The Minimalist Way article (89 comments in total)

If the photo was paid for, then it is professionally done.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 11, 2011 at 12:16 UTC as 23rd comment
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