rallyfan

rallyfan

Lives in Wakanda
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Joined on Feb 5, 2011

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On article Interview: Canon's Chuck Westfall on the new XC10 (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.

Link | Posted on Apr 24, 2015 at 00:02 UTC
On article Interview: Canon's Chuck Westfall on the new XC10 (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.

Link | Posted on Apr 23, 2015 at 23:16 UTC as 87th comment | 5 replies
On article Hands-on with the Pentax K-3 II (534 comments in total)

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

Link | Posted on Apr 23, 2015 at 16:37 UTC as 57th 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!

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

Ωραία σύνθεση και φωτισμός!

Link | Posted on Apr 13, 2015 at 06:53 UTC as 4th comment | 1 reply
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rallyfan: Why harass the three elderly women in Spain?

You're sidestepping the issue.

The entire "North Korea" rant... Non sequitur, I'm not going further there.

The issue isn't what I think, and it's certainly not your grandiose self-entitled "free world" nonsense.

The issue is what those three ladies thought.

I don't care whether that matters to you or not. Your rights end where the rights of another begin.

Wearing a beret and being an "artiste" won't change that. Neither will strawman arguments about totalitarian regimes and illogical rants about small freedoms mattering.

Of course small freedoms matter. You don't seem to respect those freedoms though. Not when it comes to the three ladies in question. Oh, no. Your "art" matters more than their feelings or freedoms.

Again, in many nations you can behave as poorly as this and it's legal. Congrats. Civics can be taught, even to "street photographers" I'm sure.I question whether civility can be taught to them though.

Good night, all.

Link | Posted on Apr 13, 2015 at 04:19 UTC
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rallyfan: Why harass the three elderly women in Spain?

Miron I liked your images 114, 127, 129, 133, 145, 148 and I've not looked at them all even. Thanks.

Link | Posted on Apr 13, 2015 at 03:39 UTC
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rallyfan: Why harass the three elderly women in Spain?

Precisely.

If the photo is staged, that's another story. If it's not, well frankly a grown man should have known better.

Saying "well it's art, we're fine artists" is a load.

Saying "oh, our rights are at stake" is also a load.

Saying "the image touches the viewer's emotions" is not a justification for the behaviour.

His "art" doesn't mean he can be a yob to three elderly women on the street. Those are human beings, those are someone's loved ones.

For the record I thoroughly enjoyed images 9, 7; this one though I certainly did not.

Link | Posted on Apr 13, 2015 at 03:35 UTC
On article Opinion: Why the Canon XC10 is a big deal (814 comments in total)
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monsieurlumiere: For young videographer who study the basics, most of the equipment used are Canon 5D mk3 cameras and lenses. The cost of such equipment is more expensive than the XC-10. The future of the XC-10 will tell us if this equipment is good for videography students. If the XC-10 works well, It could be that it becomes the videography standard for students, as the 5D was.

I feel this is a very good point. I'd not thought of that. Thanks.

Link | Posted on Apr 13, 2015 at 03:09 UTC
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rallyfan: Why harass the three elderly women in Spain?

Come off it, T3; it's not a human rights crusade, it's simply rude behaviour.

In many places, it's legal. I can think of no place where it's right.

Link | Posted on Apr 13, 2015 at 02:58 UTC
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rallyfan: Why harass the three elderly women in Spain?

May your elderly relatives "probably just go on with their lives" too then.

Link | Posted on Apr 12, 2015 at 20:37 UTC
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rallyfan: Why harass the three elderly women in Spain?

These are senior citizens that -- unless the photo is staged -- are clearly being made uncomfortable. What you or I or the photographer thinks isn't important in this case.

In areas where this sort of thing is legal, well, it's legal. It's not polite or considerate though.

Link | Posted on Apr 12, 2015 at 19:50 UTC
On article Opinion: Why the Canon XC10 is a big deal (814 comments in total)
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munro harrap: Dpreview started THREE threads:

Opinion: Why the Canon XC-10 is a Big Deal
The Canon XC-10: What You Need to Know
and
Canon XC-10 digital camcorder brings 4k video and stills together.

As with other cameras, announcing anything other than the machine and its complete listed specifications prior to a complete review (nudge, nudge, wink, wink, say no more....there are these days fewer and fewer of these, nudge, nudge)

really is asking for trouble. Involving staff in replying in defence of a machine they are utterly ignorant of is extremely rash.

Everybody gets upset, and then the cranks, trolls and troublemakers all join in, instead of writing out 1000 times, "I must not pretend to know things I am ignorant about".

There are an awful lot of just plain bad, timewasting people on this site, and I would suggest Dpreview trawl through all of the posts and permanently block those they deem enter into this category forthwith, me included , if they feel like it.

I don't think it's asking for trouble. It's asking for clicks. They got plenty. Therefore, they succeeded.

If people were banned for making disagreeable comments, they'd comment somewhere else, and then that site would get the traffic.

Traffic uber alles.

Link | Posted on Apr 12, 2015 at 19:08 UTC

Why harass the three elderly women in Spain?

Link | Posted on Apr 12, 2015 at 19:06 UTC as 14th comment | 33 replies
On article Samsung NX1 Review (1256 comments in total)

My only reservation has nothing to do with lens selection, as I don't care at all about shallow DOF.

It has to do with Samsung customer service.

The Canon reps have always been relatively responsive. Also the Oly people.

The camera itself seems absolutely great; finally something that can track moving objects in real life.

Link | Posted on Apr 11, 2015 at 15:26 UTC as 127th comment | 1 reply
On article Opinion: Why the Canon XC10 is a big deal (814 comments in total)
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ProstheticEmpathy: I see a lot of 'not the target audience' comments, but I don't feel like I've had a clear explanation of who the target audience actually is.

It's simple.

People that like the product and agree with the editorial are the target audience. They are also generally not commenting because they are working professionals and generally an order of magnitude better than anyone else. This is the revolutionary convergence product that they will use to go back to the 1960s via time travel and get both stills and conclusive video of the Kennedy assassination.

People that don't like the product and don't agree with the article should consider the possibility that they are unemployed for good reason, clueless, and a troll. Not only are they not the target audience, but they really aren't good videographers either.

Or something along those lines.

Link | Posted on Apr 11, 2015 at 15:20 UTC
On article Opinion: Why the Canon XC10 is a big deal (814 comments in total)

Truth be told, I can use a camera that's well built, can capture video and stills, will withstand a reasonable amount of humidity in the atmosphere, has excellent high ISO performance, will integrate into a WiFi network for file transfers, and will operate from a plugged-in power supply.

In fact I could use two. They'd be in fixed installations and operate at temps up to 35C and I'd use them to track moving objects, working with maybe as low as 100 lux.

I get the impression I'm not the target audience here either though. If it's not the tech, it's certainly the price.

Link | Posted on Apr 11, 2015 at 05:49 UTC as 53rd comment
On article Opinion: Why the Canon XC10 is a big deal (814 comments in total)
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mpgxsvcd: One simple question to Dpreview. With hindsight at your disposal would you still have produced this opinion piece or would you just have left it at the press release and moved on? Basically, was it worth the effort to produce this article in your opinion?

There's a saying, I believe it's Iberian but I also believe it applies globally: "Where there are two people there will be three opinions" or something to that effect. Very wise.

Link | Posted on Apr 11, 2015 at 05:41 UTC
On article Opinion: Why the Canon XC10 is a big deal (814 comments in total)
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tkbslc: Well I didn't agree with this article, but either way 690 comments and counting means it was a win for the author and the site. Lots of traffic for sure.

The article itself is a success and in fact it may serve the site better to post articles like this rather than articles that seem more logical to the more vocal readers. Clicks are clicks and they must translate to funding at some point; otherwise, nobody would care about clicks.

I suspect even the camera will be a success, for the reasons I stated earlier: I don't think sales will go to individuals but rather to multi-unit orders (for fixed installations and/or field work among employees, for example) and Canon is a "safe" buy.

Since Canon is "safe" the camera will sell.

The innovations listed in the article were generally true innovations; however, they've generally been introduced elsewhere previously, in other cameras or devices -- including by... Canon.

Do I hate Canon or any other camera maker? No.

Is the site is independent? No. We're talking about legal relationships among entities. A owns B.

Is the article written in good faith? Yes.

Is the article correct? No.

Link | Posted on Apr 11, 2015 at 05:37 UTC
On article Opinion: Why the Canon XC10 is a big deal (814 comments in total)
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Donnie G: Canon creates another tool for working pros that, once again, sends armchair hobbyists stomping about madly and foaming at the mouth with rage and resentment because the product wasn't designed for them and isn't priced for them either. Boohoo! How dare Canon put pros before trolls! Let's teach Canon a lesson by running out right now and buying all the A7s, A6000s, FZ1000s, and GH4s we can find, then put our Canon lenses on them. I bet that'll show Canon who's boss. :))

Fantastic video, thanks for that! Very cheerful!

Link | Posted on Apr 10, 2015 at 21:49 UTC
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