Marla2008

Marla2008

Lives in France Mareuil les Meaux, France
Works as a AirPort dispatch
Joined on Feb 23, 2010

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On How Peter Hurley became a top portrait photographer article (49 comments in total)

My hero <3

Direct link | Posted on May 14, 2014 at 20:24 UTC as 2nd comment

Are we just condemned to HDR now ? Lord, I hate that stuff....

Direct link | Posted on Apr 26, 2014 at 09:36 UTC as 36th comment | 11 replies
On Am I missing something here? article (637 comments in total)

1" sensor.... yawn....

Direct link | Posted on Mar 18, 2014 at 06:21 UTC as 39th comment | 9 replies
On Iconic photographer Don McCullin on war and landscapes article (75 comments in total)
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FrankS009: Although not a medical specialist, I wonder whether he has suffered post traumatic syndrome from his experiences, and I hope that he is getting the appropriate treatment. If soldiers can suffer it, why not he who has suffered so many wars? Within photography, he seems to be using landscape to gain some peace. I wish him well.

F.

As someone who is a fan and has read and watched every possible available bit of stuff on this gentleman, it seems very obvious to me that he indeed suffers from the most blatant form of PSS. Hear him talk about when he's in the dark room, listening to classical music, and all those images come back to haunt him and he says "it's like sinking at the bottom of a very deep ocean".

Direct link | Posted on Feb 1, 2014 at 12:21 UTC
On Iconic photographer Don McCullin on war and landscapes article (75 comments in total)

I'm a HUGE Mc Cullin fan, I've watch about every available video featuring him, read his autobiography, and bought some of his books. He's a truly wonderful gentleman, and great photographer, and a fine human being. To this day he's carrying the burden of what he's seen and documented, and will take it to his grave.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 31, 2014 at 17:44 UTC as 21st comment
On Pictures emerge showing widely-leaked Fujfilm 'X-T1' article (373 comments in total)
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HubertChen: What am I missing? The X-T1 has the viewfinder in middle of the camera, which is ergonomically bad, as now my nose is colliding with the display. The previous X-Models have the viewfinder in the corner of he camera, which is way better.

Other then than the bad placement of the EVF, what is the difference?

And do not get me wrong. I love the Fuji X-Cameras. They are very well designed and work like a charm. Just do not see the excitement of bad placement of the EVF and why to create a new camera family? If they want to increase sales, work on cost down of the wonderful X-Gestalt.

The difference is the massively improved EVF !!! Larger, flip screen, better dial implementation. The EVF alone might be worth the upgrade...

Direct link | Posted on Jan 24, 2014 at 14:35 UTC
On Pictures emerge showing widely-leaked Fujfilm 'X-T1' article (373 comments in total)

Most people seem to overlook this dude's most proeminent feature, a HUGE EVF that is specified higher than the ones in both the Sony A7 and (better yet) the Oly E-M1. That, alone, is worth looking at that model with a lot of consideration. Not to mention the well implemented manual controls, tastefully done Retro styling (which I'm normally not fond of, being a NEX7 lover), lovely lens line-up, and great Fuji IQ.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 24, 2014 at 14:33 UTC as 26th comment | 2 replies
On Sony Alpha 7 Review preview (1614 comments in total)
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Sam_Oslo: The RAW image quality is the most important aspect of such a camera, why is the reviewer keeping such a negative focus on JPEG quality?.

Some of us are serious photohraphers yet still prefer jpeg to RAW. My jpeg workflow is light, fast, time approved and delivers great results. The extra time and effort to work with that camera I just couldn't justify vs. the NEX7.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 23, 2014 at 07:55 UTC
On Sony Alpha 7 Review preview (1614 comments in total)

Oh boy, do I agree !! Tried out two units and returned both, the jepg engine is just horrid.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 23, 2014 at 07:51 UTC as 292nd comment | 2 replies
On From NEX to Alpha: Sony introduces 20 megapixel a5000 article (152 comments in total)
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Marla2008: Count me in on this one, to go along with the 7's successor. People tend to overlook the super useful built-in flash, superb sensor only previously accessible in the crappy A3000, Bionz X processor having probably more positive impact on AF speed than the useless PDAF. 430K screen is a bit lowish res, but quite acceptable, and we also get the new revamped menus, woo hoo. Over priced at launch, but street prices will take of that ;)

Except in real life scenarios (I have several NEX 7 and 6 units) I never saw any difference...

Direct link | Posted on Jan 7, 2014 at 16:39 UTC
On From NEX to Alpha: Sony introduces 20 megapixel a5000 article (152 comments in total)

Count me in on this one, to go along with the 7's successor. People tend to overlook the super useful built-in flash, superb sensor only previously accessible in the crappy A3000, Bionz X processor having probably more positive impact on AF speed than the useless PDAF. 430K screen is a bit lowish res, but quite acceptable, and we also get the new revamped menus, woo hoo. Over priced at launch, but street prices will take of that ;)

Direct link | Posted on Jan 7, 2014 at 14:59 UTC as 20th comment | 4 replies
On Nikon Df preview (2817 comments in total)

This is not only very ugly, it's also insulting to the intelligence of its target audience. It SO screams "let's milk the money of the wealthy retirees". Faux retro and marketing cynicism at its worst. I initially thought the Sony A7 (which I have on pre-order) was ugly and looked put together from non assorted bits, but it actually manages to look rather sleek and sexy compared to this monstruosity.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 5, 2013 at 06:30 UTC as 897th comment | 9 replies
On Niki Feijen's haunting images of abandoned houses article (218 comments in total)

OMG why waste gorgeous images with that dreadful HDR !?! This is really the illness of the 2010's... Sad, sad.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 26, 2013 at 11:28 UTC as 110th comment

A lot of really good pictures there !!! Well worth checking out...

Direct link | Posted on Sep 24, 2013 at 11:47 UTC as 18th comment
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(unknown member): Originally I was impressed by the images but the more I looked at them the more critical I have become. I think the worst one is "Migrant Mother" followed by Lincoln. It was a rainy day in Southern California and I'm not understanding the blotchy golden tone the Swedish "artist" decided to use. I had to redo the image and I think it looks much more natural.

http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3801/9551209086_237054421f_o.jpg

Your version is excellent, indeed.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 20, 2013 at 09:39 UTC

I beg to differ. I actually find it not only amazingly well achieved from a technical point of view, but also a very interesting alternative perception of an all important collective heritage. Replacing the originals would have been a crime, but both versions can coexist and complement each other in a very useful way. say bravo.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 20, 2013 at 09:38 UTC as 38th comment | 2 replies

Absolutely, sensor size does matter, a lot ! I do think there is a need for compact, but ONLY equipped with an APS-C chip. Anything below that don't cut it, at least for what I want. For you guys never heard of Aptina, have you lived under a rock, lol ?

Direct link | Posted on Aug 2, 2013 at 08:17 UTC as 81st comment | 3 replies
On Announcing connect.dpreview.com article (250 comments in total)

I have yet to see a genuinely great cellphone capture. Don't expect to anytime soon, either. Other than that (and that is strictly personal), congrats on the new site.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 12, 2012 at 07:18 UTC as 23rd comment | 1 reply
On Sony NEX-6 Hands-on Preview preview (229 comments in total)
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Jan Kritzinger: I don't understand people, if you want touch screen, get the 5R, if you want an EVF, get Nex 6... Jeez, it's not that hard!

It all depends on the touchscreen ! The one on my GX-1 was absolutely genius, used it all the time, the one on my NEX 5 is totally dumb and almost useless. I won't miss it on the NEX 6.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 18, 2012 at 09:02 UTC
On Sony NEX-6 Hands-on Preview preview (229 comments in total)

Definitely getting one of those babies. Not very concerned about lenses, the oncoming 35/1.8 is all I'll ever need along the kit zoom, and I almost never use AF on the NEX anyway, focus peaking is to freaking awesome for that !!

Direct link | Posted on Sep 18, 2012 at 09:00 UTC as 53rd comment
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