HowaboutRAW

HowaboutRAW

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On Readers' Showcase: Portraits and People article (219 comments in total)
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HowaboutRAW: did #1 really have to be cliché softcore?

papa,

So now sexuality expressed images is "negative"? Hey you went there, not me.

Yet again, I find the posting here odd, not the fact that image exists.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 23, 2014 at 21:49 UTC
On Readers' Showcase: Portraits and People article (219 comments in total)
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HowaboutRAW: did #1 really have to be cliché softcore?

cpkuntz:

There is nothing particularly sexualized about the other photos of young women in the series.

You've fallen for my point "it's not pornish, so I can look at it excuse."

Direct link | Posted on Nov 23, 2014 at 21:48 UTC
On Readers' Showcase: Portraits and People article (219 comments in total)
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tkbslc:

When I go to the beach or pool and see women in bikinis, not one has that expression on her face.

Your attempt to misdirect is boring.

I'm beginning think that most denying the softcore porn quality to this image are used to getting a bit excited (sexually) when they see such images in print magazines, but insist it's not really porn since the woman isn't really naked or engaged in sexual relations with another.

Thereby allowing themselves an excuse to look at it in comfort.

In other not news, the images of women in Maxxim are softcore porn.

Get comfortable with y'all's excitement.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 23, 2014 at 21:46 UTC
On Readers' Showcase: Portraits and People article (219 comments in total)
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HowaboutRAW: did #1 really have to be cliché softcore?

papa:

Are you purposely confusion outright porn with softcore porn used all the time in say TV ads.

The defense of this image by so many here suggests that we've become injured to soft porn, since it's in so much advertising.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 23, 2014 at 21:38 UTC
On Readers' Showcase: Portraits and People article (219 comments in total)
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HowaboutRAW: did #1 really have to be cliché softcore?

Ozyxy:

The point remains, which I've already stated, that it is surprising to see this posted here.

Not at all a surprise to see it in a print ad, or TV ad.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 23, 2014 at 21:36 UTC
On Readers' Showcase: Portraits and People article (219 comments in total)
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HowaboutRAW: did #1 really have to be cliché softcore?

Lars:

Or the image is typically sexist, and is a cliche used in print ads and TV ads all the time.

And almost all those defending it are grasping at distractions.

Michael_13:

No, the blouse could not be worn in a normal office in that fashion.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 23, 2014 at 21:35 UTC
On Readers' Showcase: Portraits and People article (219 comments in total)
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HowaboutRAW: did #1 really have to be cliché softcore?

Ozyxy:

Well I see the picturing of sexual arousal in how the photo is composed. And I think most would.

Both ice cream and chocolate have been used, at least culturally in the west, as items of sexual arousal.

As for this particular photo, the woman's breasts starting to break free from her cloths while her face clearly expresses some form of passion, suggests sexual arousal of said woman.

Change the deposition of the jacket and change the whole thing, the passion could be for some food--not that food and sex are unrelated.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 23, 2014 at 18:53 UTC
On Readers' Showcase: Portraits and People article (219 comments in total)
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HowaboutRAW: did #1 really have to be cliché softcore?

Apewithacamera:

You totally missed the point, and also missed the point about no particular objection to this kind of softcore porn, it's the posting here that is odd.

The woman in #7 aint falling out of her bra in an impassioned moment.

The woman in #1 is clearly portrayed in some form of sexual arousal, making it softcore. It's a much bigger deal to deny the obvious and try to misdirect away from than to acknowledge it.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 23, 2014 at 18:32 UTC
On Readers' Showcase: Portraits and People article (219 comments in total)
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Ozyxy:

You're right nudity doesn't make for porn or softcore, however in this case the combination of factors I've pointed out does make for softcore porn.

Now, you can of course disagree, but I'm standing by my point and the evidence I used to back it up.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 23, 2014 at 18:14 UTC
On Readers' Showcase: Portraits and People article (219 comments in total)
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Ozyxy:

Take another look.

It's pretty easy to see once you get beyond the distraction of the hat.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 23, 2014 at 18:02 UTC
On Readers' Showcase: Portraits and People article (219 comments in total)
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HowaboutRAW: did #1 really have to be cliché softcore?

PinoC + JF69:

It's pretty simple, pose an impassioned woman with her breasts nearly falling out of her shirt and bra, and thereby titillate.

It's an oft repeated trick.

Another trick, misdirect with an interesting hat pattern, or back ground. And I see at least one of you fell for the hat.

I think the photo works well enough as composition, it's just not something I'd expect to be posted here.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 23, 2014 at 18:01 UTC
On Samsung NX1 First Impressions Review preview (912 comments in total)
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DickyWoollard: A bit annoyed by Samsung. I got in touch to find which of their shops in Hong Kong had stock (they don't have any online store in HK) and was given the address in Central. 1 hr 20 mins to get there. The guy looked a bit shocked to be asked for the NX1 (there was no store display model out), but went off to the store room. Came back to tell me that they didn't have any at the moment, but I could try another store (TST or Causeway Bay - long detour with my time limited.... that's why I checked before hand). No camera, returned home, 2.5 hours on public transport.
The NX1 is not on sale through any other retailers in HK yet!
If one of the concerns for a prospective owner is going to be the level of service.......
Also if the only way to get the kit for the NX range is going to be through the Samsung outlets.... I want camera pro staff!
Since I already have NX range lenses I am one of the people who will robably persist, and try another day.

Has the NX1 shipped to stores in Asia?

It hasn't in the USA, though that will change next week according to Samsung USA.

Nov, 23, '14

Direct link | Posted on Nov 23, 2014 at 17:45 UTC
On Samsung NX1 First Impressions Review preview (912 comments in total)
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Aroart: Looks like samsung is going for the fences . ok heres a real world scenario that I experienced. I live in NY and I'm at B&H often. The Samsung booth is all the way in the corner and the first time I asked were it was the salesman smirked and laughed...Even if this camera is better than the rest, real pros have about $10,000-$20,000 invested in lenses and won't switch.. Sony had to make a low light beast with adaptable lenses to get some pros to notice. oh and eoshd is currently testing the nx1 and the video codec as of now is a nightmare...check out eoshd for the real deal for video...right now under $3000 for video the nikon d750 is the best dslr, sony a7s full frame mirrorless, pani gh4 micro 4/3 and pani lx100 point and shoot. Who knows maybe samsung might be the next king for video. Black magic shook up the world but black magic was also smart enough to make there cameras with different lense mount options. C,mon samsung smarten up...you should do the same. stop making frigs

DickyWoollard:

As of today, Nov 23rd, 2014, the NX1 is not in US retailers, therefore of course you can't see it.

Various NX cameras do indeed get displayed in places like Best Buy in the US, that's in addition to specialized photography gear stores.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 23, 2014 at 17:42 UTC
On Samsung NX1 First Impressions Review preview (912 comments in total)
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intruder61: Samsung have to drop their prices to attract customers who already have a system.

Well, the high optical quality of the better Samsung lenses is already a big draw for the NX system.

And two of those lenses already be inexpensive by any measure.

The already available NX30 is a very attractive camera body (not so much the kitzoom with most examples), and it has indeed gone down in price since release.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 23, 2014 at 17:38 UTC
On Readers' Showcase: Portraits and People article (219 comments in total)
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HowaboutRAW: did #1 really have to be cliché softcore?

JF69:

Yep, it is bordering on porn, like some portraits of women, no big deal, easy enough to see.

Just didn't expect it to get posted here.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 23, 2014 at 17:34 UTC
On Samsung NX1 First Impressions Review preview (912 comments in total)
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tabloid: Any idea on release date.

IR says it ships in the US starting the week of Nov 24th.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 23, 2014 at 17:30 UTC
On Readers' Showcase: Portraits and People article (219 comments in total)

did #1 really have to be cliché softcore?

Direct link | Posted on Nov 23, 2014 at 17:16 UTC as 36th comment | 69 replies
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 Review preview (737 comments in total)
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LarryLatchkey: Distortion looks quite low at 24mm, I guess that's a reasonable performance for such a zoom. Would be cool to know the distortion percentages.

A pity the design isn't sexier. Looks rather indistinct and slightly 'rustic' to my eyes. A comparative sidelook at the Leica model would have been interesting ...
Anyway, thanks for the nice review.

Drofnad:

There's a grip on the Panasonic.

I've handled both, there is no significant difference.

(Well except the DNG thing and you get a copy of $130 software with the Leica, which is useful if you don't have LR already.)

It seems like it's news to you that Leica has been selling somewhat more expensive versions of Panasonics, well it's been going on for some time.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 23, 2014 at 14:57 UTC
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Photoman: Maybe they should spend their money on making a proper mirrorless camera system, instead of the over-priced 1 system. A Panasonic LX100 kills a V3, a RX100M3 kills a V3 and pretty much any other mirrorless kills it.

the Mtn Man:

News to me that Ansel Adams did much interior shooting in music clubs.

News to me that Adams worried about light availability and moving objects.

You do yourself no good by citing the jpeg only (over saturated) Ken R.

The fact remains that a DSLR of the year 2003 simply could not take the photos that a D4s can (or Df) can--and a lot the improvement has been in the area of much higher ISOs. (Better AF if you care about that kind of thing too.)

You have a simplistic view of photography and gear. Adams' photos are based on improvements in lenses, film and processing which were nearly a hundred years in the making by the time he got to the scene.

From your "logic" you'd never have expected Adams to have shot colour, well he did.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 23, 2014 at 14:53 UTC
On Canon EOS 7D Mark II First Impressions Review preview (2592 comments in total)
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40daystogo: Why would anyone carry a 910 gram Canon 7DII, when the latest Sony A7II slightly over half that, and is close to getting the same fast focus, maybe not in this A7 iteration but certainly in the next.

For users that need only a narrow range of lenses, the mirrorless solution seems better, and even that factor will be a moot point in a few years when given enough time to develop Sony's growing range of Sony and Zeiss lenses.

Amazing how many people (kadardr +40daystogo) are commenting on the handling and performance of the Sony A7 II here in later Nov 2014.

Get this guys: It just announced for release in Japan next month.

No one here in these comments has handled it, yet.

And the A7, well, it doesn't have great AF, its buffer ain't like this Canon's, the body is no where near as tough and weather sealed, and the shutter is incredibly audible.

(I don't want to read the claim "but I meant the Sony A77II".)

Oh, and the full framed Sony A7 is only the high ISO equal of this APSC Canon 7D II.

Yes, I realize someone else already made the point that the 7D II is much tougher (Vignes).

Direct link | Posted on Nov 22, 2014 at 21:02 UTC
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