PIX 2015
rallyfan

rallyfan

Lives in Wakanda
Works as a Professional
Joined on Feb 5, 2011

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mosc: The only thing I find pathetic about this is the number of DPR commenters who completely missed the joke. Wow.

Your work is lost on this bunch Mr. Crowe. It's a nice bit of satire, performance art, sculpture, and irony strapped into one... yeah.

There is no such thing as "performance art."

There are only developmental disabilities.

Direct link | Posted on May 6, 2015 at 06:07 UTC

Realistically, this is no more idiotic than most "art" associated with photography. About par for the course.

Direct link | Posted on May 4, 2015 at 04:16 UTC as 58th comment
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Jeff Seltzer: I understand the idea of a very expensive, niche product/brand that's supposed to appeal to a small audience that truly can appreciate the expertise and craftsmanship and is willing to pay for the opportunity. I guess you can say that's the goal for any luxury brand. But, you expect those products/brands to truly set the bar and lead the way in terms of innovation. Is that we have in this case?

An interesting question, I'll look forward to the answer as well then.

Direct link | Posted on May 1, 2015 at 03:38 UTC
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Jeff Seltzer: I understand the idea of a very expensive, niche product/brand that's supposed to appeal to a small audience that truly can appreciate the expertise and craftsmanship and is willing to pay for the opportunity. I guess you can say that's the goal for any luxury brand. But, you expect those products/brands to truly set the bar and lead the way in terms of innovation. Is that we have in this case?

Sorry if the question wasn't directed at me; I don't mean to threadjack. If it was: no. I posted above that in my area it's actually impractical to go see the camera in person, or even to buy it in person. In any case, no.

Direct link | Posted on May 1, 2015 at 03:34 UTC
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Jeff Seltzer: I understand the idea of a very expensive, niche product/brand that's supposed to appeal to a small audience that truly can appreciate the expertise and craftsmanship and is willing to pay for the opportunity. I guess you can say that's the goal for any luxury brand. But, you expect those products/brands to truly set the bar and lead the way in terms of innovation. Is that we have in this case?

Morgan, or in fact Bristol cars come to mind instead.

Direct link | Posted on May 1, 2015 at 03:15 UTC
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Jeff Seltzer: I understand the idea of a very expensive, niche product/brand that's supposed to appeal to a small audience that truly can appreciate the expertise and craftsmanship and is willing to pay for the opportunity. I guess you can say that's the goal for any luxury brand. But, you expect those products/brands to truly set the bar and lead the way in terms of innovation. Is that we have in this case?

I don't see the connection between expertise and craftsmanship in niche products or luxury products and innovation. In fact, in many cases quite the opposite is true -- the products remain generally unchanged.

Direct link | Posted on May 1, 2015 at 03:07 UTC

The local Leica store closes at... 18:00. Due to the area it's in, is may as well close an hour earlier since it is essentially inaccessible during that time period, and inescapable afterwards -- you can't get there and you can't get home from there at closing time. Buying new stuff from them at this point isn't as direct as it could be.

Direct link | Posted on May 1, 2015 at 03:04 UTC as 53rd comment
On GoPro announces Kolor acquisition article (46 comments in total)

I have been underwhelmed and disappointed by the lack of customer service at GoPro. Inquiries regarding the efficacy of their cameras for a particular video need have simply gone unanswered. I suspect they may not want our business...

It is debatable to me if this is worse than Samsung, the champions on my list of no-service companies. Samsung will generally respond, but the response will not be useful. GoPro gives the silent treatment. I suppose they each have their "merits."

Direct link | Posted on Apr 29, 2015 at 17:21 UTC as 19th comment
On Yongnuo creates near-clone of Canon EF 35mm f/2 article (170 comments in total)

I would love for Canon to attempt to reintroduce their version of the lens, and for them to be sued by Yongnuo who could claim a threat to their trade dress.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 24, 2015 at 03:35 UTC as 31st comment
On Yongnuo creates near-clone of Canon EF 35mm f/2 article (170 comments in total)
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Marksphoto: I'd consider it if it was a 1.4. I already own the cheap and excellent 28 mm 2.8 from canon which I got used for 100.

The 2.8 was always a great deal. I think we have both the 2 and the 2.8 somewhere for some reason. Time flies!

Direct link | Posted on Apr 24, 2015 at 03:31 UTC
On Interview: Canon's Chuck Westfall on the new XC10 article (352 comments in total)
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GoneMirrorless: I thought this article was going to be another video of that laughing Spanish guy with funny sub-titles. Laughing about how the camera is jpeg only like cheap P&S cameras but they still charge $2500 and call it a 'hybrid'. Or how the fz1000 for $750 has an f2.8-4 zoom while this one has a much shorter and less useful f5.6 zoom, but they willstill tell every how 'cinematic' it is!

That was a great video! I wonder what they used to shoot it. Anyway, it captured the mood in the previous thread's comments really well.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 24, 2015 at 03:20 UTC
On In Habana (CB017401) in the People playing board game in the STREET (sepia) challenge (6 comments in total)
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rallyfan: Great image, terrific moment to capture!

I really like the attitudes captured. It's a lovely contradiction: relaxed suspense is the best I can do to describe it. Well done. I wonder who won, and if the observer got to play against the winner...

Direct link | Posted on Apr 24, 2015 at 03:18 UTC
On Interview: Canon's Chuck Westfall on the new XC10 article (352 comments in total)
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AbrasiveReducer: This is obviously intended for the "institutional" user--school, government agency, insurance investigator. Someone who who wants all-in-one capability with no extra pieces to carry, nothing else to buy. No need for the procurement guy to get multiple bids on memory cards, card readers, etc. All included and ready to go. Not for artists or photo enthusiasts and frankly, not a bargain either.

I tend to agree. I think people are going to tick the boxes, order a few, and call it a day. Maybe get a service contract too and that's that. Simple, direct solution I suppose.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 24, 2015 at 00:26 UTC
On Interview: Canon's Chuck Westfall on the new XC10 article (352 comments in total)
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rallyfan: TL;DNR.

Four entries so far (two advertorials, an "intro" piece, and now an interview) about this cam.

We get it. The world absolutely must take notice of this cam.

OK, noted. Thanks.

There's a post above that summarizes, "This thing is a mess, why the coverage?" and it's not gotten a response quite yet.

Initially, posters that disliked the cam or complained about the repeat coverage weren't the target audience. Then someone from DPR below asked "what if we want to expand our target audience?" and meanwhile there've been four writeups.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 24, 2015 at 00:24 UTC
On In Habana (CB017401) in the People playing board game in the STREET (sepia) challenge (6 comments in total)

Great image, terrific moment to capture!

Direct link | Posted on Apr 24, 2015 at 00:17 UTC as 2nd comment | 3 replies
On Interview: Canon's Chuck Westfall on the new XC10 article (352 comments in total)
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rallyfan: TL;DNR.

Four entries so far (two advertorials, an "intro" piece, and now an interview) about this cam.

We get it. The world absolutely must take notice of this cam.

OK, noted. Thanks.

I'm helping the site out by clicking through and adding to the traffic.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 24, 2015 at 00:02 UTC
On Interview: Canon's Chuck Westfall on the new XC10 article (352 comments in total)

TL;DNR.

Four entries so far (two advertorials, an "intro" piece, and now an interview) about this cam.

We get it. The world absolutely must take notice of this cam.

OK, noted. Thanks.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 23, 2015 at 23:16 UTC as 87th comment | 5 replies
On Hands-on with the Pentax K-3 II article (525 comments in total)

I'd like to see this with the 70-200 f/2.8 (ABC) version.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 23, 2015 at 16:37 UTC as 53rd comment
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rallyfan: Why harass the three elderly women in Spain?

I've worn one briefly, in a past life.

Hi, b craw!

Direct link | Posted on Apr 13, 2015 at 06:57 UTC
On My favorite pair of shoes in the Shoes challenge (3 comments in total)

Ωραία σύνθεση και φωτισμός!

Direct link | Posted on Apr 13, 2015 at 06:53 UTC as 4th comment | 1 reply
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