kona_moon

kona_moon

Joined on Aug 16, 2011

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On 'See Impossible': Canon counts down to... something. article (1659 comments in total)

Now we've seen the "impossible" - impossible is Canon.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 7, 2014 at 19:23 UTC as 292nd comment

This is more than mirror-less. It's BODY-LESS cameras.
(I don't like the term "lens camera" or "lens-style camera".)

Direct link | Posted on Sep 3, 2014 at 18:57 UTC as 59th comment | 1 reply

I wished it was true that "intervalometer to record files at user-defined periods". But according to the Japanese press, the periods are selectable from pre-defined choices. And the choices are useless like 15 min, 30 min, etc.. It should be an easy firmware to change to a truly user defined periods. I would buy one if they make that change.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 29, 2014 at 15:35 UTC as 4th comment
On Street photography tips with Zack Arias article (152 comments in total)
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Steve from TO: Enjoyed watching. Just one issue. Not crazy about Zack thinking it is cool to give tips on how to be sneaky and photograph someone on the sly. Surely, as a street photographer he should be encouraging people to ask permission and actually develop a relationship. You will end up with far more intimate photos and a richer traveling experience. We are, after all, guests in their country and should act with respect.

Privacy law differs depending on the country, so it helps to know it before you go. To me, if you ask for permission first then you lose the candidness of the subject - it becomes more like an environmental portrait. I shoot first, then ask for forgiveness later (if not forgiven, then just delete the shot).

Direct link | Posted on May 24, 2014 at 17:08 UTC
On Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III First Impressions Review preview (2962 comments in total)

f/1.8-2.8 sounds impressive, but when you look at the plot of equivalent f-stop for the entire zoom range, it is almost a constant f/2.8 from 30mm up. Still, tempting.

Direct link | Posted on May 16, 2014 at 12:39 UTC as 645th comment | 5 replies
On Behind the scenes: Garry Winogrand at work article (52 comments in total)
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tmurph: As already mentioned, could you get away with photographing people in that manner today?
The answer is yes, in a city like New York or as seen in the film around the Los Angeles/Hollywood
area because of it being a tourist attraction. Try doing it in your local town and see what kind of reaction you get. Of course it's all down to the way you approach the subject and it's also a question about confidence but even so, today it's become harder to go about taking pictures without someone causing a fuss and calling the police.

Like you said, depends on where you are. Big city folks are used to "weirdos" so you can get away with it, but not so much in upper middleclass suburbs. I got accosted by security guards taking photos of people in an high-end shopping center in a suburb.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 17, 2014 at 13:22 UTC

I enjoyed using the first NX camera (NX-10). The IQ for its time was decent, the ergonomics was outstanding, and the user interface (menu system/buttons/controls) was the most user-friendly of all digital cameras I have ever used. Unfortunately, each subsequent models got worse... and now we have NX Galaxy. Samsung is going the wrong way.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 12, 2013 at 18:07 UTC as 35th comment
On Nikon Df preview (2816 comments in total)

This is the PERFECT first digital camera for a photographer who has been in coma for the last 25 years. He will have no problem whatsoever adapting to digital photography.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 5, 2013 at 19:59 UTC as 511th comment | 2 replies

Wow, he is going to save Sony!

The boss doesn't understand the QX, and he tells his boss "You are not the target user" - I love this guy.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 5, 2013 at 00:02 UTC as 73rd comment | 1 reply
On Panasonic DMC-GM1 preview (631 comments in total)
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DDWD10: I'm a little concerned about the 1/500s mechanical shutter limit. Using the electronic shutter at higher speeds, would one expect CMOS rolling shutter artifacts or not?

According to the Japanese site http://dc.watch.impress.co.jp/docs/news/20131017_619861.html , it says "because of the nature of electronic shutter, rolling distortion can happen depending on the situation".
So, it sounds like the same issue as GX7.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 17, 2013 at 14:07 UTC
On Pentax K-3 preview (959 comments in total)

So, next time when my picture come out blurry I can say "I was simulating AA filter".

Seriously, doesn't the effectiveness of this AA filter simulator depend on which axis you apply the vibration? Which axis does Pentax vibrate, or is it "random"?

Direct link | Posted on Oct 8, 2013 at 15:43 UTC as 214th comment | 1 reply
On Ten items you should have in your camera bag article (288 comments in total)

I'd add hand wipes (individually packaged wet ones are nice) to the list - you don't want to touch your camera with BBQ sauce smothered hands.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 4, 2013 at 18:48 UTC as 153rd comment

Reduce the cost of printers? I don't think the cost of printers need to be reduced - the cost of toners should. I bought a color laser printer for less than $99 a while back. When I bought the replacement toner cartridges (4 colors) it cost more than $250. I seriously thought about buying another printer, instead of just toners. Granted, the toners that come with the printer is not "full", but hey, a new printer with "half full" toners for $99 vs. just the toners for $250. You do the math.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 12, 2013 at 18:33 UTC as 27th comment | 4 replies

How I grew out of my GAS was by learning to "see the big picture." Don't look at individual components like resolution, sharpness, dynamic range, color, etc,; but look at the picture in whole. If the whole is good, then the resolution/etc is secondary.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 16, 2013 at 20:53 UTC as 39th comment

If you live by drive-by shooting, you will die of drive-by shooting (of different kind).

Direct link | Posted on Apr 11, 2013 at 14:01 UTC as 130th comment

I think it is too small. I love miniaturization, but only if it becomes pocketable. If it is pocketably small I am willing to trade off ergonomics. Otherwise, it is both unergonomic and unpocketable.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 13, 2012 at 00:38 UTC as 41st comment | 2 replies

$600 sounds very reasonable.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 7, 2011 at 22:58 UTC as 103rd comment

So... where is iPhone-5?

Direct link | Posted on Oct 4, 2011 at 19:01 UTC as 100th comment
On Nikon 1 System First Impressions article (248 comments in total)
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increments: What I don't get with the v1 is if it's not supposed to be an enthusiast's camera, why the viewfinder, hot-shoe, focus mode button, etc.?

If it is supposed to be an enthusiast's camera, why no command dial for exposure settings?

They could even have put an ipod style centre control wheel if a regular dial is somehow intimidating to the uber-nervous.

PINK body with PINK lens - that's a serious enthusiast stuff.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 21, 2011 at 22:32 UTC
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digby dart: Anyone looking for a $900 pink camera to hang around the neck at weddings - this is it! :)

Buy the PINK one, it will be a collector's item one day.

Timing-wise, wait until the stores start dumping the PINK model because nobody wants them. Then Nikon will discontinue the PINK model, and 5 years later everybody will start collecting the PINK one.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 21, 2011 at 14:17 UTC
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