rallyfan

rallyfan

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

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rallyfan: The sooner we can use a video feed to select whatever still image we want, the better.

The sooner cameras become embedded hardware at, say, fields and racetracks rather than expensive kit that we have to carry around, set, and fuss with, the better.

The best camera is no camera.

The way forward in photography is to get rid of the camera as we've known it.

It'd certainly be better for the animals if you sent the money by wire transfer and remained at home, yes.

As for me, since you've speculated, here are my preferences for what I'd like to do in terms of photography:

1. Nothing. I'd rather just have the payment without doing anything or producing any images whatsoever.

2. As little as possible for the most money possible. If I can carry nothing, that's best. If I can carry very little, that's second best.

The more I carry, the more I do, the less I like it.

The smaller and more versatile cameras get, the better I like it. The ideal is zero gear. The sooner we reach that, the better.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 14, 2015 at 23:52 UTC
On article Leica Q First Impressions Review (601 comments in total)

Their local store keeps ridiculously short, "bankers" hours and their customer service is at best indifferent. They don't seem to want to sell us anything, so we have given up.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 14, 2015 at 18:14 UTC as 55th comment
On article Alpha dog: Hands-on with Sony a7R II (1118 comments in total)
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rallyfan: Looks very interesting. I see absolutely zero negatives with the specification and if it works as claimed, terrific!

I don't get why people insist on comparing this to other (lesser?...) cameras. If you have a better solution, go buy that instead. What's to object to here? Don't buy it. Simple.

Incidentally, is the person holding the camera body in the main photo for this page a guitarist? Are those string calluses, in other words?

Direct link | Posted on Jun 14, 2015 at 18:12 UTC

The sooner we can use a video feed to select whatever still image we want, the better.

The sooner cameras become embedded hardware at, say, fields and racetracks rather than expensive kit that we have to carry around, set, and fuss with, the better.

The best camera is no camera.

The way forward in photography is to get rid of the camera as we've known it.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 14, 2015 at 17:46 UTC as 9th comment | 3 replies
On article Alpha dog: Hands-on with Sony a7R II (1118 comments in total)

Looks very interesting. I see absolutely zero negatives with the specification and if it works as claimed, terrific!

I don't get why people insist on comparing this to other (lesser?...) cameras. If you have a better solution, go buy that instead. What's to object to here? Don't buy it. Simple.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 14, 2015 at 17:43 UTC as 78th comment | 1 reply

I'll always have a soft spot in my heart for Hasselblad.

The Yanks pretended to use them when they faked the moon landings.

Then more recently the company decided to rebadge Sony stuff with wood grips and added a bunch of zeros to the price tag.

Brilliant stuff.

This looks really promising for anyone interested in violating people's privacy rights.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 5, 2015 at 05:46 UTC as 12th comment | 9 replies
On article Mono a mono: Leica M Monochrom (Typ 246) hands-on (706 comments in total)

Does this allow an image to be shot in a sepia mode? The image will never be printed on paper, it'll remain a digital image, so that's not an option.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 2, 2015 at 08:32 UTC as 63rd comment
On article Video Overview: Fujifilm X-T10 (127 comments in total)

Please post action shots that may highlight any improvements in AF tracking.

Direct link | Posted on May 30, 2015 at 22:21 UTC as 10th comment
On article Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7 real-world samples (102 comments in total)
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mpgxsvcd: I really liked the content of the images. However, far too many of them were simply ruined by stopping down too far. That produced motion blur, shutter shock blurring, and low detail images because of diffraction.

The person taking these pictures treated the camera like it was a full frame camera. There was absolutely no reason to stop down that far in several of the images.

No wonder everyone thinks m4/3s can’t be used for action sports. If you shoot with the camera in this manner you definitely will not have a good keeper rate.

Please do continue shooting action shots -- if you can't find cars, then runners, footballers, sports of any kind. Thanks!

Direct link | Posted on May 27, 2015 at 20:12 UTC
On article Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7 real-world samples (102 comments in total)
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mpgxsvcd: I really liked the content of the images. However, far too many of them were simply ruined by stopping down too far. That produced motion blur, shutter shock blurring, and low detail images because of diffraction.

The person taking these pictures treated the camera like it was a full frame camera. There was absolutely no reason to stop down that far in several of the images.

No wonder everyone thinks m4/3s can’t be used for action sports. If you shoot with the camera in this manner you definitely will not have a good keeper rate.

I applaud the photographer for taking sports pictures. All too often, the gallery is a bunch of buildings and maybe a bowl of fruit etc. -- useless, dead stuff.

I think the critiques received so far are uncalled for. Which of the car pictures could you NOT sell? That's all that matters. If you can sell it, it's a good image. It doesn't have to be the absolute best in resolution. It only has to generate $.

Thanks Samuel Spencer for taking car shots!

Direct link | Posted on May 27, 2015 at 19:14 UTC

Why is anyone wasting their time with any product not made or endorsed by Apple? Fanboys.

Direct link | Posted on May 10, 2015 at 04:50 UTC as 6th comment
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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 54th comment
On article GoPro announces Kolor acquisition (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 article Yongnuo creates near-clone of Canon 35mm f/2 (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
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