il_alexk

il_alexk

Has a website at http://1x.com/member/alexk
Joined on May 26, 2007

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On Olympus PEN E-PM2 Review preview (6 comments in total)
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ulfie: Pretty sharp with el cheapo kit zoom lens. Slap on the Panny 20/1.7 and you could lacerate your eyeballs.

Yeah, this Panny 20/1.7 toy is amazing even with the old E-PM1. IT should be the perfect match for the E-PM2 or GM1.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 20, 2013 at 23:25 UTC

Hasselmad

Direct link | Posted on Jun 11, 2013 at 09:40 UTC as 111th comment
On World Press Photo announces 2013 contest winners article (298 comments in total)
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phips243: Surprise, Surprise! As every year the winner is a picture related to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. And it goes without saying that there is no chance in hell that it ever would depict the Israeli side of the story. But I guess, rockets fired at Israeli civilians from beside a kindergarden in Gaza don't make as "good" news as children killed in a strike on those same rockets...

@ricky There is probably equal amount of violence at both sides (otherwise, one of the sides would have already won, don't you think?). Israelis are just more efficient when it comes to defend their children, you'll have to admit that. Anyway, do you know the ratio between the number of Americans killed in 9/11 to the number of Al Qaeda/Taliban fighters that perished in Afghanistan together with their kids and wives?

Direct link | Posted on Feb 16, 2013 at 19:31 UTC
On World Press Photo announces 2013 contest winners article (298 comments in total)
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mkandil: congratulations for the wining photo.
Also it can be a daily photo since isreali crimes never end in that region !

@mkandil Your argument doesn't make any sense in the context of your country being in the middle of the conflict while Jordan and Egypt are not. Yet you call them ridiculous... I feel sorry for your beautiful country which was called Switzerland of Mediterranean before you let Hezbollah to turn it into hate mongerers nest.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 16, 2013 at 18:40 UTC
On World Press Photo announces 2013 contest winners article (298 comments in total)
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phips243: Surprise, Surprise! As every year the winner is a picture related to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. And it goes without saying that there is no chance in hell that it ever would depict the Israeli side of the story. But I guess, rockets fired at Israeli civilians from beside a kindergarden in Gaza don't make as "good" news as children killed in a strike on those same rockets...

@JuanInsurrexit You wanted some photos from the other side?

https://fbcdn-sphotos-e-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-prn1/148145_10151512221041124_1888083141_n.jpg

http://www.idfblog.com/2012/10/24/updating-50-rockets-fired-at-israel-from-gaza/gaza_attack/

http://a57.foxnews.com/global.fncstatic.com/static/managed/img/World/0/371/Mideast%20Gaza%20Strike%20Bus.jpg

http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/dam/assets/121120112850-01-gaza-1120-horizontal-gallery.jpg

http://msnbcmedia.msn.com/j/MSNBC/Components/Photo/_new/pb-121112-rocket-da-02.photoblog900.jpg

Direct link | Posted on Feb 16, 2013 at 14:53 UTC
On World Press Photo announces 2013 contest winners article (298 comments in total)
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mkandil: congratulations for the wining photo.
Also it can be a daily photo since isreali crimes never end in that region !

There are other muslim countries sharing a border with Israel. Yet, they are nor occupied, neither attacked. I am sure your people can learn a couple of things form Jordan or from Egyppt which could help your country to stay ouf of the next conflict (a hint - how about signing a Peace treaty with Israel?). And by the way, people of both Jordan and Egypt do support Palestinians, yet both countries are officially in the state of PEACE with Israel.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 16, 2013 at 13:44 UTC
On World Press Photo announces 2013 contest winners article (298 comments in total)
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ogl: HAMAS puts the rocket launchers near civilians homes. They also make "human shield" from kids and women. HAMAS hates Israel more that they love their children.
The winining photo is too much post processing. And too politically committed.

Our society is sick if the photos of dead children are at 1st place.

@Maloy Not sure what your point is ogl simply rephrased a famous quote from Golda Meir: "Peace will come when the Arabs will love their children more than they hate us". She also had another famous one -"What bothers me most is not that Arabs kill our children, but that they force us to kill theirs".

Direct link | Posted on Feb 16, 2013 at 13:33 UTC
On World Press Photo announces 2013 contest winners article (298 comments in total)

While I feel sorry for loss of innocent lifes, the role of journalists in the conflict is questionable. Here is the remarkable work of a young Italian photographer named Ruben Salvadori. Ruben's project "Photojournalism Behind the Scenes won Milan's prestigious Photodreaming Contest organized by the Forma Foundation.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T_Dx9LjnQOY

Direct link | Posted on Feb 16, 2013 at 12:46 UTC as 57th comment | 1 reply
On World Press Photo announces 2013 contest winners article (298 comments in total)
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mkandil: congratulations for the wining photo.
Also it can be a daily photo since isreali crimes never end in that region !

Well, that's what you get for supporting a side which is engaged in active military activities against another country. That's the way it works, pal, whether it is wrong or not. Just check the history - Mussolini's Italy, Japan in 1945, Talib's Afghanistan, etc. they all failed victims of their own choices. Perhaps, your country should do best to stay away from the next conflict it doesn't belong to...

Direct link | Posted on Feb 16, 2013 at 12:34 UTC
On I Spy: Lovers challenge (14 comments in total)
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Pat Curley: I also have some difficulty with challenges which promote uninvited intrusion into peoples’ privacy, particularly telephoto shots taken at moments of intimacy even if they are in a public or semi-public setting (where one’s expectation of privacy should be limited by the setting). In saying this, I am not advocating a total prohibition on photographs of couples. However, the photograph of the couple in the pool is, in my opinion, inappropriate. I doubt the photographer has their consent. I would be less than happy if the young, clearly identifiable girl in the shot was my daughter or my sister. If I had come upon the scene portrayed in the shot, I would have felt compelled to leave my camera in its case out of respect for the privacy and dignity of subjects of the picture.

My feelings on this matter are deepened because voyeurism can be implied from the title of the competition (I Spy…), the advice given by the host (“Be careful not to be caught…”) and his rules (“You are a spy”)

@Pat Curley: "...the photograph of the couple in the pool is... inappropriate... I would be less than happy if the young, clearly identifiable girl in the shot was my daughter or my sister"

I am not sure if it is the photographer to blame for hurting your feelings. The couple clearly enjoys the chances of "being" caught as a part of their love game, so why would you feel less than happy about a photo of your daughter having fun while enjoying being herself?

Direct link | Posted on Nov 18, 2012 at 12:57 UTC
On Photo of Obama hug sets Facebook record post (10 comments in total)

The American taxpayer has just paid $6 bn dollars for the elections. That's almost $2000 dollars for each of the 3 million likes. I think I could get a cheaper deal.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 7, 2012 at 23:41 UTC as 6th comment | 2 replies
On Just Posted: Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX1 sample images article (294 comments in total)
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ForeignerOnEarth: The single focal lens could be much better than this one is. Nothing sharp at f/2, bokeh is not O.K. and by smaller aperture the edges should be better.

Are you sure it's the problem of the camera and not of the DPR rendering engine? Check the originals instead.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 9, 2012 at 12:36 UTC
On Just deployed: New dpreview.com forums system article (699 comments in total)

Why? Not saying the old one was good, but this layout really sucks!!!

Direct link | Posted on Oct 4, 2012 at 00:55 UTC as 316th comment
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MrTaikitso: Where is my comment? I hope DPreview didn't remove it because it contained witty British humor. If it was, I plan to close my account and stop supporting this site immediately after many years of patronage and constructive dialog - with humor inserted when the opportunity obviously invites.

If this is repressive socialism now spreading to our favourite photog site, we have something to worry about. It's called dystopia, and it appears to be spreading everywhere.

My comment was removed too. I guess marking jokes as "inappropriate"gives some people the same feeling as getting a "Like" on a social web site. I guess we'll see more censorship from social networks mob in the future, so get ready for your flickr account to be closed for posting a photo that upsets a couple of most active bigots.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 24, 2012 at 14:55 UTC
On Just Posted: Hands-on Nikon D600 preview article (376 comments in total)
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Nishi Drew: Nikon Creates D600 and tempts other users to switch systems.
Canon creates 6D to prevent their own users from switching.

That sums up this party, and who's at the center?

Brilliant summary :)

Direct link | Posted on Sep 17, 2012 at 16:05 UTC
On Woven app lets you browse all your images in one place article (18 comments in total)

Just pictures was already mentioned in the Comments, however it is worth mentioning again and again :). It is simply the best viewer for photos from all photo-services, flickr, Faceook, Picassa, etc.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 1, 2012 at 07:34 UTC as 8th comment | 1 reply
On Pentax launches smc DA 50mm F1.8 for APS-C cameras article (108 comments in total)
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locke_fc: What I don't get is why all manufacturers insist on releasing 50mm lenses for APS-C bodies.
The 50mm has all reason to be for FF, as it approaches the normal angle of view. In APS-C though, it's pointless. The equivalent 75mm is neither here nor there: too short for portrait, too long for walk around and general purpose shooting.

So why this fixed mentality that APS-C needs a fast 50mm? I don't get it. Anyone looking for a portrait lens on cropped sensors would better served by a 60-70mm lens.

> Anyone looking for a portrait lens on cropped sensors would better served by a 60-70mm lens
Or by the 50-135/2.8 for the combination of the IQ and flexibility... Unfortunately it is more expensive $238

Direct link | Posted on May 22, 2012 at 12:25 UTC
On Squirrel in the Squirrels challenge (15 comments in total)
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il_alexk: Well done, congratulations!!!!!

You well deserved it :)
http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/read.asp?forum=1036&message=41537063

Direct link | Posted on May 17, 2012 at 16:41 UTC
On Squirrel in the Squirrels challenge (15 comments in total)

Well done, congratulations!!!!!

Direct link | Posted on May 17, 2012 at 12:25 UTC as 9th comment | 2 replies
On Pentax K-01 preview (376 comments in total)
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viking79: You comment on how heavy the camera is, but does the aluminum body give it a quality feel?

Now we are back to the ultimate argument of all Pentax fanboys, "The magnesium body". This argument alone is supposed to overweight all disadvantages of Pentax cameras. However it doesn't - the camera must have a comfortable grip, accurate and fast AF, good IQ, etc. Magnesium body may be considered a bonus when the first three criteria are satisfied but useless in the absence of any of these

Direct link | Posted on Mar 22, 2012 at 20:03 UTC
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