PIX 2015
GaryJP

GaryJP

Lives in Hong Kong Hong Kong
Works as a TV Production, Directing, Shooting, Editing
Joined on Mar 11, 2006

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On Opinion - Erez Marom: Whatever it Doesn't Take article (190 comments in total)
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maxnimo: I pretty much agree with the author, but I'd like to add that in most landscape photos the real artist is Nature, not the photographer.

Some people's pics just "capture"., I have always detested the "nice capture" formulation because it shows a quite superficial awareness.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 9, 2015 at 04:56 UTC
On Opinion - Erez Marom: Whatever it Doesn't Take article (190 comments in total)

Hmm. Kind of true, but there are a few valid counterpoints to that. Many provided by the images you use and the trips on which you take photographers. But I'd say this:

1: Many easy to reach spots have been photographed to death or seen so often that the images are hackneyed, and it becomes hard to see beyond the cliché to the art. Even more, if those spots are everyday spots for you, you lose the freshness of vision in responding to them. You also have to edit out the garbage and Coke cans left by previous visitors.

2: I've always thought that one of the joys of travel is it turns us back into children, seeing for the first time. It helps us to appreciate the Ïs-ness"of those places in ways we don't appreciate our backgrounds. It's freshness of vision. We shoot things in those areas the locals don't even SEE any more.

3: I just rejected a trip to Iceland partly because I thought the admittedly beautiful scenery is turning into one of those hackneyed topics in its own right.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 9, 2015 at 01:48 UTC as 34th comment | 4 replies
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Nick - Photography: 'It's not the camera it's the photographer who takes a good picture'

No. They are often talking about how they made it. Along with their second hand plate cameras, bellows cameras, customised ancient lenses ....

Direct link | Posted on Aug 9, 2015 at 01:38 UTC
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Nick - Photography: 'It's not the camera it's the photographer who takes a good picture'

I know some people who DO shoot with pinhole cameras who are the most gear obsessed of all.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 8, 2015 at 02:28 UTC
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SmilerGrogan: I predict great things in the DPR Challenges once this camera is in stock at your local rental house or LensRentals and BorrowLenses....
And I also can't wait to see this thing go into the camera comparison widget—the comments will be awesome.

Francis, the video recorded in-camera on most cameras these days is NOT up to broadcast standard in most countries, certainly by European broadcast standards. This is why such devices as the Atomos Shogun exist. This is increasingly the way of the latest video capture devices. Still, enjoy your carping.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 2, 2015 at 01:41 UTC
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justmeMN: In addition, I suppose local television stations could mount it on their "breaking news helicopters". To many businesses, $30,000 is pocket change.

Francis, the extent of your Canon anathema is getting pretty disturbing. You have dedicated hours to this now.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 2, 2015 at 01:38 UTC
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MarcLee: I am just laughing at how different the comments would likely be, from some DPR staff as well as others, if the headline was "Sony's multi-purpose ME20F-SH camera reaches ISO 4 million".

Tedious times.

No. It's the Yiddish saying I quoted before: "He who wants to beat something will find any stick." Canon's biggest sin is being the biggest.

Most of the carping is over one metric over ALL others, that only applies under ISO 400 and only in certain situations which are a minority of situations for many of us and don't affect 99.9% of our images. Yeah, it could be better, but it's absurdly disproportionate.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 1, 2015 at 04:14 UTC
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bovverwonder: Who cares about this camera? These comments are a lot more interesting.

:)

Direct link | Posted on Aug 1, 2015 at 04:13 UTC
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tkbslc: Canon hating is apparently a hobby for many.

Chip on shoulder underdog syndrome.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 1, 2015 at 04:11 UTC
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stratplaya: So where's the video proof?

Yes, it's old. Should be even better by now. Just for the benefit of the trolls.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 31, 2015 at 11:27 UTC
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Drazen Stojcic Buntovnik: Wildlife, documentary and reality TV crews will be standing in lines with cash in their hands to get this camera. And once you start seen inexplicably good looking night shots, you'll know it was shot with this baby. Also, rest assured that this will be used in Hollywood productions BIG time. Upscaling 1080 to 2K or even 4K in cinema is pretty common, especially if you have high-quality source material.

I missed the bit where he said they were.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 31, 2015 at 06:18 UTC
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bovverwonder: Who cares about this camera? These comments are a lot more interesting.

Your life must be dull.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 31, 2015 at 06:16 UTC
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Francis Carver: This "camera" serves no identifiable purpose.

If you place a sensor inside a totally black and light-sealed box, even with 400 billion ISO sensor it would record only, yeah, you've guessed it, black.

Take it outside and use it in a very low light environment. Sure, this Canon camera brain would work, but why spend $30,000 for that, when you got something quite similar out there for a fraction of that price.

Even looking at real cameras, not a mere camera brain like this one, some of the Sony A7 series models can do similar work for a price point ranging from around $1600 to $2600. Full frame, high sensitivity low-lux shooting, and so on. And yeah, they come with full-size SD card slots, not the Micro SD like this Canon-brain-head camera that cannot even record what its sensor reads. For $30 THOUSAND doaalrs? C'mon, good people.

Ha ha ha.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 31, 2015 at 02:03 UTC
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bakhtyar kurdi: (You can pick up the ME20F-SH this December for $30,000)
No I can't, may be next, or next next nxt nx December.

Red and EOS Cine don't do this. (From Canon's earlier tests)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bPuT7R7JVxk

Direct link | Posted on Jul 31, 2015 at 00:44 UTC
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Lassoni: How is this turd any better than RED or canon's current expensive EOS Cinema line?

No. I noticed your sanitary obsession.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 31, 2015 at 00:42 UTC
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batmatty: Im sure if it were using a Sony sensor it would reach ISO 40 million and have all the dynamic range!!!! Typical Canon. NO INNOVATION.

They are not wound up over camera gear. They are wound up over brands.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 31, 2015 at 00:41 UTC
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Ian: Stanley Kubrick is smiling down on us about this one!

This camera allows you to shoot by incense stick. Not just candle.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bPuT7R7JVxk

Direct link | Posted on Jul 31, 2015 at 00:32 UTC
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stratplaya: So where's the video proof?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bPuT7R7JVxk

Direct link | Posted on Jul 31, 2015 at 00:28 UTC
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white shadow: This camera really exposes all the trolls in this DPR website. Just too many of them nowadays.

Absolutely.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 31, 2015 at 00:27 UTC
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Francis Carver: This "camera" serves no identifiable purpose.

If you place a sensor inside a totally black and light-sealed box, even with 400 billion ISO sensor it would record only, yeah, you've guessed it, black.

Take it outside and use it in a very low light environment. Sure, this Canon camera brain would work, but why spend $30,000 for that, when you got something quite similar out there for a fraction of that price.

Even looking at real cameras, not a mere camera brain like this one, some of the Sony A7 series models can do similar work for a price point ranging from around $1600 to $2600. Full frame, high sensitivity low-lux shooting, and so on. And yeah, they come with full-size SD card slots, not the Micro SD like this Canon-brain-head camera that cannot even record what its sensor reads. For $30 THOUSAND doaalrs? C'mon, good people.

Most professionals HIRE special purpose cameras for specific purposes. From Panavision on down. Yes, I can see the rental houses getting these cameras in. And I can see shooters hiring them when they have a job that needs them. Units like BBC Wildlife that specialise in certain night shoots may well buy them too.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 31, 2015 at 00:23 UTC
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