hiplnsdrftr

hiplnsdrftr

Lives in United States nyc, NY, United States
Works as a photographer
Joined on Jan 2, 2007
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photographer, NYC

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Paul Guba: Great photographer I respect her work. I have been lucky to meet some great photographers through work and education. Irving Penn, Karsh, Avedon, George Tice, etc. most of my heroes. Mary Ellen Mark was the only one I can say I would never want to meet again.

Despite the controversy associated with their respective work... Joel Peter Witkin, Jaques Sturgis and Terry Richardson were all very pleasant.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 15, 2014 at 01:27 UTC
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Paul Guba: Great photographer I respect her work. I have been lucky to meet some great photographers through work and education. Irving Penn, Karsh, Avedon, George Tice, etc. most of my heroes. Mary Ellen Mark was the only one I can say I would never want to meet again.

We tend to assume, that greatness in one's field, implies a level of congeniality... when in fact, it often does not.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 14, 2014 at 20:52 UTC
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Paul Guba: Great photographer I respect her work. I have been lucky to meet some great photographers through work and education. Irving Penn, Karsh, Avedon, George Tice, etc. most of my heroes. Mary Ellen Mark was the only one I can say I would never want to meet again.

Same here.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 14, 2014 at 16:16 UTC

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Direct link | Posted on Apr 14, 2014 at 16:15 UTC as 10th comment
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James Booba: Sony lost me with:

Continuous shooting: Max. 2.5fps,
Speed Priority Continuous shooting: Max. 5.0fps

such a small MP sensor fast processor and barely 5fps? wtf? guess i have to wait for a7h - high speed full frame with more fps.

The selling point of this version is low light and video... the Alpha 7 shoots 5 fps. Though still not all that fast.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 8, 2014 at 12:52 UTC

While this website might not make it clear, this contest is from the US branch of Ricoh.

From the link- "RICOH IMAGING Americas Corporation is a subsidiary of RICOH".

Ricoh Europe can have their own contest if they so chose.

Ricoh Europe's website, in regards to digital cameras, points to a 404 page...

http://www.ricoh-europe.com/products/digital-cameras

Probably won't be a contest for European customers any time soon!??

Direct link | Posted on Mar 28, 2014 at 13:03 UTC as 26th comment
On Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II: a quick summary article (534 comments in total)
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NCB: Canon have made the same mistake as Nikon, dropping the viewfinder, as Nikon did in the P7700 before bringing it back as as EVF in the P7800. Too much of the potential market for this sort of camera wants a viewfinder of some sort; the optical type was never that bad that omitting it was a good thing, and while the EVF in the P7800 isn't great, compared to other EVFs now appearing, it's better than nothing.

Unless Canon and Nikon start putting quality EVFs in this sort of camera, they might as well drop them; there are too many attractive alternatives around in the quality-but-not-too-large market. The sensor-size of the G1 X II isn't enough on its own to make a difference.

I'm not convinced that so many people are concerned with a built in viewfinder. My guess is that by now, most people are acclimated to using the LCD on a camera of this size.

I'm pretty sure both of my S70 and both of my G9 had optical viewfinders and I honestly never used them.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 12, 2014 at 14:05 UTC
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Johannes Zander: They should ask Hasselblad for help about wooden grips. And then charge $10.000. Below that price I don't take cameras with wooden grips serious.

The Pentax 67, one of the most widely used PRO cameras ever made, featured a wood grip.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 22, 2013 at 20:03 UTC
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hiplnsdrftr: So now you can press this little black cigarette pack up against your eyeball and look like a real dimwit... perfect.

WTF?

Direct link | Posted on Apr 26, 2013 at 02:47 UTC
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hiplnsdrftr: So now you can press this little black cigarette pack up against your eyeball and look like a real dimwit... perfect.

Then again, I guess there's always gonna be people that want to drive their car using reins, those that wish their cellphone had a rotary dial?

Direct link | Posted on Apr 24, 2013 at 19:56 UTC
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hiplnsdrftr: So now you can press this little black cigarette pack up against your eyeball and look like a real dimwit... perfect.

After 30 years of squinting and peeping through all shapes and sizes of viewfinders I can honestly say I often prefer using the camera screen for shooting.

So unfortunately no where near being a kid... Even holding the Contax T3 up to my face always felt strange. Like having an eye-patch. On small cameras I'd much rather use an excellent screen over a mediocre EVF, or any viewfinder for that matter.

Maybe I'm just spoiled by the viewfinders on the dozen or so Pentax 67 I've owned, my excellent Nikon F3hp or the viewfinders on my 1Ds2, 1DS3 and 1Dx.

My appreciation for "screen shooting" was hard to come by, as a life long film shooter I resisted digital cameras for quite a few years. Once I gave in I learned to love digital photography to the point that I prefer it. Instead of shooting 100 rolls of film in a month, 2400 shots at an expense of $5,000, I can now shoot upwards of 10,000 shots in a month at an expense of $0.

In any case this old dog learned to evolve.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 24, 2013 at 14:05 UTC

So now you can press this little black cigarette pack up against your eyeball and look like a real dimwit... perfect.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 24, 2013 at 02:16 UTC as 70th comment | 7 replies
On Preview:nikon-coolpix-a (442 comments in total)
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Digitall: Nikon what people want is a digital version of S3!
By the way nice camera, the price is not so nice..., and this camera deserve a better design IMO, more refined design, to not look like her "low-cost" P&S sisters. But it is still desirable!

Yes, Nikon blew it by naming it Coolpix. I will have to overlook this one flaw.

Posted on Apr 17, 2013 at 17:06 UTC
On Preview:nikon-coolpix-a (442 comments in total)
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photo perzon: I bought it at Best Buy for $899
HEre's how:
Walk in and speak with a manager. Ask him to match the Best Buy sale for $899 on Feb 19. Tell him managers have been matching it.
I got it.
Now I have two A's. One I got at JR, one at Best Buy. I'm comparing the two for differences. So far none.
One advantage of f2.8 is a lot is in focus. The 1.8 cameras are great but a lot if not in focus.
I find the IQ same as X100S, at half the volume! Pocketable, and when you use it at parties or dinners, it looks like "a normal camera." You don't look like the enthusiast.

The camera looking "normal" is actually a huge advantage for a lot of my assignments.

Posted on Apr 17, 2013 at 17:05 UTC
On Preview:nikon-coolpix-a (442 comments in total)
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MarcMedios: Another absolutely useless P&S and POS camera that will be purchased by a few people with more money than sense.

1. Non-interchangeable lens and not even a zoom? Toy camera.
2. No viewfinder? Soccer mom
3. That ugly round appendage you have to pay extra for, which increases the size of the camera considerably? An afterthought

I'd rather buy a Fuji X20, really, APS-C or not

As a professional photographer I will say this...

I almost never use a zoom lens. Even if my P&S camera has one. I sometimes use a zoom on my pro bodies but its a Canon L zoom.

On small P&S cameras I never use the viewfinder if there is one, I much prefer using the screen. I find it to be much more dynamic style of shooting as opposed to pressing a cigarette pack sized camera up against my face.

I don't care about the accessories, their design or their price as I'm not going to buy them.

As it stands the Nikon A and the Ricoh GR are the closest thing there are to a digital Contax T3. Which is like having my prayers answered.

Posted on Apr 17, 2013 at 16:57 UTC
On Preview:nikon-coolpix-a (442 comments in total)
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dp62: Set aside the price, an increasing group of people are not in favour of carrying around a bulky DSLR.

Instead they seek an outstanding compact camera, fitting in a big (coat) pocket, or a small 'belt bag', with preferrably an APS-C sensor.
They may be the "once in a while photoshooters", but whilst doing so, they donot wish compromise on quality too much, accepting that compact cameras are simply incomparible to DSLRs.

I think there aren't too many compact camera's with an APS-C sensor.

Fujifilm x100s:
127x74x54mm (5x2.91x2.13"), 16.3 MP, 2.8" screen (460.000 dots), 35 mm, abt usd 1400

Leica X2:
124x69x52mm (4.88x2.72x2.05"), 16.2 MP, 2.7" screen (230.000 dots), 36 mm, abt. usd 1950

Nikon Coolpix A:
111x64x40mm (4.37x2.52x1.57"), 16.2 MP, 3" screen (921.000 dots), 28 mm, abt. usd 1100
(famous D7000 sensor)

The Coolpix A is the smallest and have a 3"/921.000.
In this specific segment, at this moment, I believe they offer competitive product.
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Thankfully the Ricoh GR might force down the price of the Nikon A.

Posted on Apr 17, 2013 at 16:48 UTC
On Just posted: Hands-on preview of the Canon EOS 100D/SL1 article (379 comments in total)
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Rachotilko: This feels like they admit the EOS M did not do it. So they try to fight M43 from different direction.

uh, as an actual professional photographer, I will say that while I use a 1Dx I also have a GF1, was tempted to buy a NEX7 and/or an XE1 and currently plan on buying the Nikon Coolpix A.

I can only speak for myself but I have no reservations of adding mirrorless cameras to my kit. If Canon made a serious mirrorless camera I would likely buy it.

I used to buy every Canon Gx and Sxx that came out. I definitely don't do that any more. Other than the 1D series Canon no longer exists for me.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 21, 2013 at 14:09 UTC
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hiplnsdrftr: Camera sounds amazing. Probably the smallest APS camera available.

"It has a 7-bladed diaphragm and a lens shutter that work together for essentially silent operation."

The NEX cameras sound like a bomb went off when you push the shutter (GF1/GX1 also).

For anyone desiring a truly compact, pocketable yet versatile (has a built in flash) silent camera... this is it. Without any other real alternatives. Thats worth a $1,000 to me.

Yes, versatile.

Posted on Mar 18, 2013 at 22:51 UTC

"It has a 7-bladed diaphragm and a lens shutter that work together for essentially silent operation."

Super small APS camera, flat black, silent shutter... my dream camera.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 13, 2013 at 15:09 UTC as 12th comment | 1 reply
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zinedi: Again and again - no built-in viewfinder - no camera. Be happy Fuji - competition is still blind. Competition still sleeping.

This camera is nearly perfect for what it is intended to be.

A viewfinder would make it unnecessarily larger. I'm fine holding a dSLR up to my face but I'm much more comfortable shooting with a screen on a GF1 or a S95 sized camera.

Obviously its not for everyone. For those that want viewfinders or tilt screens or F2.0 there are a plethora of other choices.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 13, 2013 at 15:05 UTC
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