mgatov

mgatov

Lives in United States Gresham, OR, United States
Works as a Engineer
Joined on Nov 20, 2003

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For about the same price, you can get the Sony RX-1 which is FF. They are about the same size.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 17, 2014 at 00:38 UTC as 31st comment | 1 reply
On Nikon announces AF-S Nikkor 20mm f/1.8G ED article (73 comments in total)

I'm excited about this lens and will add it within the next few months.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 13, 2014 at 16:10 UTC as 9th comment
On Nikon D750 First-impressions review preview (1002 comments in total)

I don't understand all this negativity towards the D750. It looks like a wonderful mid-range FF camera. It is an evolutionary product. Kudos to Nikon!

Direct link | Posted on Sep 12, 2014 at 16:03 UTC as 151st comment | 5 replies

I was hoping for the 'Tsar Nicholas Commemorative Edition' with an ermine pouch, Faberge' designed shutter button, and mahogany storage box.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 21, 2014 at 17:39 UTC as 124th comment
On Adobe CC Announcements: What you need to know article (181 comments in total)
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mgatov: My concern, like many here, is the fact that a subscription service gives way too much control to Adobe. They can change their pricing structure on a whim. Introduce as low of a price as you need to so your competition can't weather the storm, and then ladle on the gravy with price increases when you are the last man standing. Isn't that what monopolies do?

I remember in the earlier days when Adobe charged $450 for a set of fonts. They are the definition of unbridled greed and I have no trust in them. I will stay with my purchased copy of Lightroom, thank you very much.

Did you understand what I said?

Direct link | Posted on Aug 14, 2014 at 20:34 UTC
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Kaj E: A small step in the right direction. The final solution is to start selling the software again instead of renting it.

Adobe would get their customers back.

Sandy, you are assuming that they wouldn't have more sales if it weren't just for rented software.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 12, 2014 at 17:26 UTC
On Adobe CC Announcements: What you need to know article (181 comments in total)

My concern, like many here, is the fact that a subscription service gives way too much control to Adobe. They can change their pricing structure on a whim. Introduce as low of a price as you need to so your competition can't weather the storm, and then ladle on the gravy with price increases when you are the last man standing. Isn't that what monopolies do?

I remember in the earlier days when Adobe charged $450 for a set of fonts. They are the definition of unbridled greed and I have no trust in them. I will stay with my purchased copy of Lightroom, thank you very much.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 12, 2014 at 03:24 UTC as 4th comment | 3 replies
On Apple to cease development of Aperture article (424 comments in total)

I'm not sure this a bad thing. It sounds like Apple is giving away the next generation of Aperture and will be updating it for free.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 27, 2014 at 17:47 UTC as 157th comment | 3 replies

Just when I thought Hasselblad couldn't do anything more to debase themselves......

Direct link | Posted on Jun 3, 2014 at 23:21 UTC as 60th comment
On Nikon 1 V3: a quick summary article (597 comments in total)

And folks were kvetching about the price of the Sony RX-10...

Direct link | Posted on Mar 14, 2014 at 03:25 UTC as 65th comment

There is a god in heaven and the universe is balanced again. Now all Hasselblad needs to do is put Luca Alexandrini into the unemployment line and they can put this episode of 'suckery' behind them.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 21, 2014 at 20:23 UTC as 45th comment
On French newspaper publishes issue with no photos article (208 comments in total)

The reality is that with the proliferation of cell phone cameras, there is always someone on the scene to take a picture... whether it is a natural disaster or an accident, or even a war. As long as there are people present, there will be pictures available.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 19, 2013 at 00:42 UTC as 54th comment | 9 replies
On Another Hasselblad rebadge or Photoshopped hoax? article (187 comments in total)

I'm sure it will appeal to someone's 'Inner Fop.'

Direct link | Posted on Oct 17, 2013 at 19:22 UTC as 130th comment

Size is an issue that impacts other concerns. I accept the smaller screen size because I want a smaller phone to carry around. Until someone comes out with a holographic or foldable display, we make our choices and live with the constraints. First and foremost... I want a phone... small, high quality, seamlessly integrated and rock solid. The iPhone 5s gives me all of that. The camera works well enough for me. If I need more, I'll carry the RX100 around. It was a good review and told me what I needed to know. Thank you.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 3, 2013 at 19:53 UTC as 49th comment
On Sony A3000 preview (676 comments in total)

This is a 'poor man's Hasselblad Lunar." It is an ergonomic shell wrapped around an NEX.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 27, 2013 at 16:20 UTC as 130th comment

I am so embarrassed for them.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 28, 2013 at 01:25 UTC as 18th comment
On Pentax Q7 added to our studio comparison database article (118 comments in total)
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RichRMA: "Out of fashion?" Oh dear! What will my fashionista friends think??!!

If you are worried about your fashionista friends, get a Hasselblad Lunar or the Leica G-Star Raw... they will help you contact your inner fop.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 11, 2013 at 03:48 UTC
On Pentax Q7 added to our studio comparison database article (118 comments in total)

You can pick up a new Pentax Q with an 01 lens on ebay for around $225. At that price, it makes a very fun camera. If you are willing to do some PP, the results are very pleasing.

I must admit that the images from the Q7 are somewhat disappointing. I have a lot of fun using the older Q. If I don't pixel-peep, I'm happy with the results.... far happier than I was with the smearing on the newer Sony compacts.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 11, 2013 at 03:43 UTC as 45th comment

I never realized how big the customer base of wealthy fops must be.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 20, 2013 at 01:47 UTC as 120th comment

Nikon or Canon = tools
Leica or Alpa = objects

Though to be fair, this would apply to the Hermes editions or commemorative issues.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 18, 2013 at 21:53 UTC as 80th comment | 2 replies
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