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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On article X-Factor: Canon's EOS-1D X Mark II examined in-depth (623 comments in total)
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hiplnsdrftr: Is there a reason they made it so ugly? The top used to be clean and smooth. I was set to buy it, but can't justify owning such an ugly camera regardless of it's performance. I guess they just saved me several thousand $. Will settle for another 1Dx original at half the price I guess.

I may be one of the few people on this site that actually needs a 1Dx for my job.

Link | Posted on Feb 12, 2016 at 04:27 UTC
On article X-Factor: Canon's EOS-1D X Mark II examined in-depth (623 comments in total)
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hiplnsdrftr: Is there a reason they made it so ugly? The top used to be clean and smooth. I was set to buy it, but can't justify owning such an ugly camera regardless of it's performance. I guess they just saved me several thousand $. Will settle for another 1Dx original at half the price I guess.

The reality is it would just bug me every time I looked at it. I realize it has nothing to do with the performance, but have to be honest. Petty maybe, but not full of it.

Link | Posted on Feb 5, 2016 at 16:31 UTC
On article X-Factor: Canon's EOS-1D X Mark II examined in-depth (623 comments in total)

Is there a reason they made it so ugly? The top used to be clean and smooth. I was set to buy it, but can't justify owning such an ugly camera regardless of it's performance. I guess they just saved me several thousand $. Will settle for another 1Dx original at half the price I guess.

Link | Posted on Feb 3, 2016 at 00:09 UTC as 45th comment | 7 replies
On article Hands-on with Canon's 'not-coming-to-USA' EOS M3 (598 comments in total)
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hiplnsdrftr: The flip screen kills it for me anyways.

And ya, whats up with those hands?!!

I just like the camera to be essentially one piece. I don't like the added pieces, moving parts etc. I can still see the screen on every camera I own from most angles when I hold it low or over my head. I just feel like if the point of a camera is its small size, then it should be as small as possible while still have a built in flash.

Link | Posted on Feb 7, 2015 at 21:43 UTC
On article Hands-on with Canon's 'not-coming-to-USA' EOS M3 (598 comments in total)

The flip screen kills it for me anyways.

And ya, whats up with those hands?!!

Link | Posted on Feb 6, 2015 at 16:39 UTC as 122nd comment | 2 replies
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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.

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.

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.

Link | Posted on Apr 14, 2014 at 16:16 UTC

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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.

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!??

Link | Posted on Mar 28, 2014 at 13:03 UTC as 26th comment
On article Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II: a quick summary (533 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.

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.

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?

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?

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.

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.

Link | Posted on Apr 24, 2013 at 02:16 UTC as 70th comment | 7 replies
On article Just posted: Hands-on preview of the Canon EOS 100D/SL1 (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.

Link | Posted on Mar 21, 2013 at 14:09 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.

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.

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