BelePhotography

BelePhotography

Lives in Switzerland Switzerland
Has a website at www.belephotography.com
Joined on Oct 19, 2010
About me:

http://www.facebook.com/BelePhotography

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joe6pack: Reddit Link:
http://www.reddit.com/r/pics/comments/2bixdd/i_climbed_mt_fuji_4_times_and_the_final_time_i/

My Opinion:
He posted to Reddit, what did he expect?

to be contacted if anyone wanted to use the picture for commercial purposes. is that too much to expect nowadays?

Direct link | Posted on Jul 27, 2014 at 13:48 UTC
On What is equivalence and why should I care? article (1888 comments in total)

thanks for the applied physics lesson, can we now all go back to taking pictures with this "new" knowledge...

Direct link | Posted on Jul 7, 2014 at 15:07 UTC as 303rd comment

Finally a place I know on one of these photos and not just showroom puppies, bad alcohol and old Austrian money.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 23, 2014 at 12:12 UTC as 44th comment
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Richard Weisgrau: Born to sell Amazon services. Nothing more. Nothing less. I'll keep my iPhone, iPad, and iMac. I do not need Amazon. It is a convenience not a necessity. I think the day is approaching when I take Amazon and Amazon's DPR out of my bookmarks.

Isn't an iphone designed to sell itunes stuff? I don't hear many people complaining about that - you just proved the point. The smartphone market has long ago turned into a content and not hardware battle. As far as content goes, I believe Amazon is the only company currently able to compete with Apple. And their content is available on other platforms as well, you can even switch between platforms - my kindle books are available on all my devices (Apple, Androis and Windows), howabout yours! As for the device price - high for sure. Not sure that was a smart move.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 19, 2014 at 08:12 UTC
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Marty4650: Another great "advantage" of the cloud subscription service!

This was one reason, many of us preferred stand alone software. Where are all those folks who said the cloud was a better deal?

Still around, still very happy. I have new features on a regular basis. Features I had to pay "upgrade" fees for previously. And the outage had zero affect on me.

Direct link | Posted on May 16, 2014 at 15:34 UTC
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Real McKay: This is exactly why, I along with what I believe is the majority, prefer programs to be on our computers.
Can you imagine earning you living in photography & this happens - its just not acceptable. I am switching to something where I do not depend on the cloud. LR5 & PSE12 are available still outside the cloud so no great loss of functionality for 99% of what I need.
I also believe that this will hurt Adobe more than they think.

Adobe canceled my annual subscription for CC and gave me the photographer program (LR/CC) on a monthly basis when it came available. No quesitons asked. Your rep must have been in a bad mood Craig.

Direct link | Posted on May 16, 2014 at 15:32 UTC
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Marty4650: All these "I had no problem" folks probably don't understand... you will ONLY have a problem if it's your turn to check in with Adobe for subscription verification.

This means... one day outage means 1/30th of the subscribers are screwed. If it lasts a second day... then 1/15th are without service. If it lasts a third day then 1/10th.

So right now 29 out of 30 subscribers are baffled as to why the 1 out of 30 is complaining. They just don't understand why he can't log on.

Because they "have no problem" that means that guy must be lying.

All these non subscribers telling subscribers they have an issue. I had none. And your logic is way off. Validation occur more frequently and not per default every 30 day. It is just necessary at least every 30th day. Adobe (and other service provider as well) make a bad job at explaining how this works and your little math experiment just adds more confusion. For annual members full functionality even remain for 99 days offline. Most users are annual subscribers, as that gives you the best price. Hence the likelihood of issues due to one day of outage are far less than the 3.3% you are talking about. Check your facts.
I'm not claiming noone had any issues, just saying the it is very unlikely to be as many as 3.3 % of the user on day 1.

Direct link | Posted on May 16, 2014 at 15:25 UTC
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MisterBG: A Wake Up call to all those that think the "Cloud" is invulnerable to disruption.
How long before this happens to all those "cloud" archives of images that people have uploaded, think are safe, and have no off-line backup for?
The "cloud" unlike it's namesake, is not something that floats around in space, it's just an array of physical hard drives on some server somewhere, and as such, however well protected, is vulnerable to disruption from electrical failure, fire, flood, earthquakes and any number of other external influences.
Those that rely on it entirely for their storage are foolish.

"Those that rely on it entirely for their storage are foolish." - totally agree, it just adds a layer to your storage possibilities and a fairly stable one at that. all systems are prone to issues - be it your local backup or your cloud backup. limiting yourself to just one option is a mistake.

Direct link | Posted on May 16, 2014 at 11:27 UTC
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Starkiller: Very impressive MTF chart:

http://www.nikonusa.com/en/Nikon-Products/Product/Camera-Lenses/AF-S-NIKKOR-400mm-f%252F2.8E-FL-ED-VR.html#!lightbox/carousel/media=/Photography/2217_MTF_01_en.jpg

easier to achieve with tele, but still, that is impressive

Direct link | Posted on May 14, 2014 at 18:40 UTC

pictures - found here http://www.fujifilm.com/news/n140416.html

Direct link | Posted on Apr 16, 2014 at 05:14 UTC as 16th comment | 5 replies

when will this end... if it doesn't it'll be the end of Hasselblad :-(

Direct link | Posted on Feb 5, 2014 at 07:26 UTC as 46th comment
On Roger Cicala cynically re-defines photography article (54 comments in total)

nice gearhead :)

Direct link | Posted on Nov 27, 2013 at 14:41 UTC as 6th comment
On Tamron to develop 150-600mm F5-6.3 ultra-telephoto zoom article (193 comments in total)

VC on Tamrons have proven itself great - it'll be interesting to see how it fares on this beast. Now Tamron - how about prime? Step up your game a bit ;-)

Direct link | Posted on Nov 7, 2013 at 10:20 UTC as 58th comment
On Retro Nikon 'DF' emerges from the shadows article (1514 comments in total)
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Richard Murdey: Smaller than a D610, hybrid evf/ovf viewfinder, shutter speed dial, metal construction. What's not to like, but potentially the price?

hybrid viewfinder? are you sure? that'd be a great thing (not for batteries maybe - but otherwise)

Direct link | Posted on Nov 4, 2013 at 08:49 UTC
On 5 photography apps to download to your new iPad post (156 comments in total)
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srados: Google Snapseed, it was payed app 5$ now it is free :(

Google bought an excellent suite of products and reduced it to one mobileapp and an unmanaged cashcow ... "do no evil" ... I miss NikSoftware

Direct link | Posted on Nov 4, 2013 at 08:47 UTC

This is customer commitment! Thanks Fujifilm!

Direct link | Posted on Oct 18, 2013 at 07:57 UTC as 115th comment
On Sony Alpha A7 / A7R preview (2381 comments in total)
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Mirrorless Crusader: Why can't they include a better battery, higher flash sync, more FPS, a superior processor, and IBIS in the 24MP model? Those are the biggest faults, everything else is great. Also they should make an 85mm f/1.8

yep - Sony is getting there. but as you correctly noted. the eco system is not here yet and some specs they prefer hiding :)

Direct link | Posted on Oct 16, 2013 at 08:52 UTC
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BelePhotography: so you offer a sports lens (70-200 G) but no mention of how fast the "pro" A7R really is. and I know no pro which will be happy with a lifetime of 340 shots. sorry sony. great concept, but not quite there yet. it is a step in the right direction - let's hope the big ones are watching!

In short - there's no short cut to greatness. And Sony is walking towards the top, but it's a step by step process and this is not yet the game changer. It's just a hint of where we are heading and I like that!

Direct link | Posted on Oct 16, 2013 at 08:50 UTC
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BelePhotography: so you offer a sports lens (70-200 G) but no mention of how fast the "pro" A7R really is. and I know no pro which will be happy with a lifetime of 340 shots. sorry sony. great concept, but not quite there yet. it is a step in the right direction - let's hope the big ones are watching!

@T3 - as stated. Great concept. I hope Sony adds the ecosystem needed, i.e. add true flash system, adds the outputs and buttons needed to the camera instead of the "green" mode - and than we might have something that stirs the PRO market as well. For now it's really a prosumer product. Let's be frank about that at least. Amazing product for many consumers, not good enough for the bulk of the pros. That is all I'm saying. Not "this product sucks", as you seem to want to believe.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 16, 2013 at 08:44 UTC
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BelePhotography: so you offer a sports lens (70-200 G) but no mention of how fast the "pro" A7R really is. and I know no pro which will be happy with a lifetime of 340 shots. sorry sony. great concept, but not quite there yet. it is a step in the right direction - let's hope the big ones are watching!

this might be shocking to you. I do come from the film era. wedding photographers back than had an assistant changing the film rols and a backup camera, yes. nowadays, very few people are happy to pay for a photographer requiring an assistant.
And I'm not complaining. If you read my post you'll see that I do compliment Sony for what they're currently doing to the market. I'm just saying Sony is not yet ready for prime time and it's just marketing callin the A7R a pro body.
As for the topic of wedding photographers, you keep pounding it. We now agree that the A7 is not for wedding photographers, it's not for sports photographers and it's certainly not for studio photographers. Travel photographers will complain about battery life. So please explain to me - which pro photographer is this camera aimed at.
The weight of the camera (we're talking 500g) is the last I worry about. Tripods and lights are heavy. That 70-200 will not be any less heavy than a Canon or Nikon 70-200 either.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 16, 2013 at 08:34 UTC
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