JohnEwing

JohnEwing

Joined on May 2, 2005

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PicOne: So evidently from reading comments below, this camera is assumed to have taken photos other than the staged (fake) setup shot shown in the article. Today, isn't it true a photographer would be fired if he did this for his news agency?

...and in fact, he was a great retoucher. Stalinism considered that photojournalism was the only legitimate photography, and that it had to be at the service of the state. Khaldei would probably have detested Photoshop, though, because it has made every exceptional photo suspect these days: back then, he could retouch to his heart's content and only a few would suspect him.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 18, 2014 at 09:34 UTC
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PicOne: So evidently from reading comments below, this camera is assumed to have taken photos other than the staged (fake) setup shot shown in the article. Today, isn't it true a photographer would be fired if he did this for his news agency?

Since his news agency of the time was Tass, he was in no danger. Quite the opposite.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 18, 2014 at 09:02 UTC
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JohnEwing: He was a bit of a wide boy. He has another great pic of the Red Army marching into Berlin over a Nazi flag lying flat out in the road, with a house burning in the background. Asked if he had put the flag there he said "No. But I did set fire to the house".

I had read the bit about the tablecloths, the difference being that he didn't say "borrowed": he said "stole".

Agreed, he was a propagandist. His other work included shoots of female factory workers and fighter pilots.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 18, 2014 at 08:58 UTC
On Drone lighting could be coming soon to your studio article (120 comments in total)

Duh. I went to answer the door and my drone hit the wall. :(

Direct link | Posted on Jul 17, 2014 at 08:17 UTC as 47th comment

He was a bit of a wide boy. He has another great pic of the Red Army marching into Berlin over a Nazi flag lying flat out in the road, with a house burning in the background. Asked if he had put the flag there he said "No. But I did set fire to the house".

I had read the bit about the tablecloths, the difference being that he didn't say "borrowed": he said "stole".

Direct link | Posted on Jul 16, 2014 at 20:27 UTC as 33rd comment | 3 replies
On Quick Review: That Steady Thing article (65 comments in total)

Good idea but could reduce it to a light collar with a couple of screws sticking out to mate with holes in the tops of the legs.

Not for me anyway: my monopod is so heavy I usually leave it at home in hope of a friendly tree or gate-post.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 11, 2014 at 14:13 UTC as 8th comment
On Nikon 1 V3 First Impressions Review preview (432 comments in total)
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Paul Farace: Micro SD? Really? How frikken small do these cards have to be? I purchased one with SD adapter to directly load images to my tiny tablet... fine, as long as I don't sneeze and send the teeny tiny card flying into the air!
And I was impressed with the date density of CF cards!

The ejection spring on one of my devices is so strong that you have watch where you point it and keep your mouth shut.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 2, 2014 at 11:57 UTC
On Tamrac brand and assets acquired by Gura Gear article (29 comments in total)

Gura Gear sounds like a bad ventriloquist.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 26, 2014 at 12:01 UTC as 4th comment
On Tamrac brand and assets acquired by Gura Gear article (29 comments in total)

Tamrac were almost always my second choice when it came to buying a bag.

...oh.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 26, 2014 at 08:59 UTC as 6th comment
On Nikon announces full-frame D810 with no OLPF article (97 comments in total)
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Just a Photographer: Yes we all know that the D800 had some flaws and now we have the D810...

Of course everything that is flawed with Nikon is updated to x10....

This means EOL for the D800 and no firmware updates for this camera are to be expected anymore, while there is so much that still needs to be improved.

Even though the D800 is a good camera Nikon isn't going to sell me anymore DSLR's anymore. The future is in mirrorless...

Aye well, the first bickie in the packet is always broken.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 26, 2014 at 08:10 UTC

"Collecting dust" were the operative words for me. Need to clean out the folder carefully before exposing a naked sensor to it.

With flaky old bellows can you ever be sure?

Direct link | Posted on Jun 26, 2014 at 07:19 UTC as 10th comment
On 1939: England in Color (part 3) article (90 comments in total)

#5: I spy Brylcreme!

Direct link | Posted on Jun 20, 2014 at 14:56 UTC as 3rd comment
On DPReview Reader Showcase: Underwater photography article (11 comments in total)

So Amazon are making you guys work weekends now? You need a union.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 15, 2014 at 20:47 UTC as 4th comment
On Am I missing something here? article (636 comments in total)
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Tord S Eriksson: If only Nikon had thanked Aptina for their efforts, and bought the Sony 1" sensor instead. A far better sensor, which had transformed the V3 to a winning concept, in no time!

+1. Since I got a Sony RX100 my Series 1 cameras have stayed in the cupboard. Certainly I miss having a long lens on occasion but the superb Sony sensor captures more than enough detail to compensate.

Direct link | Posted on May 26, 2014 at 14:30 UTC

This way to the cookie-tossing tournament.

Direct link | Posted on May 26, 2014 at 10:01 UTC as 10th comment
On Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III First Impressions Review preview (2979 comments in total)
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Timur Born: Will dust stay out when this camera is stuffed into a pocket? The main drawback of my Panasonic LF1 (smaller than RX) is that dust creeps in very fast and now some of my images are full of dark spots.

Never had that with the RX100. I would like it to be waterproof, though, so that I could use it on the bike.

Direct link | Posted on May 17, 2014 at 11:38 UTC
On Canon USA brings white EOS Rebel SL1 to America article (119 comments in total)

Does it take pink paint better than black ones?

Actually, it makes me think that an impatient kid assembled the Airfix kit before painting the parts.

Direct link | Posted on May 13, 2014 at 07:46 UTC as 60th comment
On Did Amazon just patent the seamless background setup? article (133 comments in total)
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backayonder: Firstly Amazon have infringed copyright by using the Saint as figure 104.

* The Saint popular 1960's Action TV show played by Roger Moore.

Oh never mind

Aye, but the Saint held his hand like *this* whereas Amazon's replica holds its hand like *that*.

Direct link | Posted on May 7, 2014 at 06:41 UTC
On 1939: England in Color (part 2) article (170 comments in total)

Thanks to Uncle Eldred and Barney. Wonderful pictures.

Direct link | Posted on May 5, 2014 at 10:04 UTC as 57th comment
On 1939: England in Color (part 2) article (170 comments in total)

N°1 certainly looks like England in August: fu-fu-fu-freezing.

Direct link | Posted on May 3, 2014 at 12:29 UTC as 108th comment
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