rrr_hhh

rrr_hhh

Joined on Dec 29, 2002
About me:

I'm an amateur photographer, mainly interested our daily environment, architecture and steetphotography.

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On 2014 DPReview Readers' Best Shots: People article (18 comments in total)

3 and 11 are my favorite.
Don't understand why 8 was picked.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 26, 2015 at 11:04 UTC as 8th comment
On Adobe details OS support for next version of Lightroom article (220 comments in total)

"The announcement suggests Lightroom 6 will continue as a standalone application, rather than being swallowed into the company's subscription-only Creative Cloud program."

I read the full Adobe text announcing they would cease to support 32bits OS. But I don't see what this has to do with the permanence as LR as a standalone product available as a single purchase rather than as a yearly or monthly fee product ? What is escaping me ?

Direct link | Posted on Jan 23, 2015 at 12:29 UTC as 12th comment | 1 reply
On Adobe details OS support for next version of Lightroom article (220 comments in total)
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SantaFeBill: "The announcement suggests Lightroom 6 will continue as a standalone application ... ."
Why? CC requires certain operating systems. The fact that LR 6 will also has no relevance as to whether it will be stand-alone or cloud-based. You still need an OS on your computer to access cloud-based applications.

@ babart

Well the main problem is how do you continue once the price goes up ? And you can be sure that it will go up once adobe has a big enough captive base.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 23, 2015 at 10:56 UTC
On Show us your best shot of 2014 article (101 comments in total)
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Peter Del: Many good pictures, but I am surprised that dpr have not made a comment on multiple entries.
If there are 1200 entries and you post 1 picture, you stand a 1 in 1200 chance of it being selected, but if you post 25 pictures your chances have unfairly increased to 1 in 48!!!!!!!

Well that will also depends upon the skills of the photographer : posting 100 bad pictures won't increase the chances of that photographer !

Direct link | Posted on Jan 11, 2015 at 15:01 UTC
On Opinion: The myth of the upgrade path article (1314 comments in total)
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wetsleet: "Fallacy 1: Full frame is the optimal end-point to aspire to"

True. But the very term "full frame" itself implies that anything smaller is something of a half-measure. It would be interesting to know who first coined the term, consumers or marketers?

When the 35mm format was specified, absolutely no allowance was made for the demands and opportunities of digital photography (obviously), and yet somehow it is held up as offering the optimum compromise for digital cameras, and anointed with a name which enshrines that perceived supremacy.

I think the origin of the term is a historical one : when the first digital bodies were issued, the sensor production costs were very high and while the lenses used were the same as for film, the sensor wasn't using the full coverage of the lens, they weren't rendering the full frame available from the traditional 35mm format.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 9, 2015 at 10:23 UTC
On Opinion: The myth of the upgrade path article (1314 comments in total)

The main problem is the lack of dedicated APSC lenses : neither Canon nor Nikon took that format at heart. Instead of proposing high quality lenses but smaller than for FF, they are trying to attract you to FF. it's the manufacturers who are pushing people to FF.

Personally I don't see the need of APSC (save for birding and wild life photography where they need reach). I think the best combination is to have one FF camera and one MFT camera (for an every day and light travel/hiking camera) MFT has the best balance between IQ and weight/size and their lenses offering is more extended than that of Canon/Nikon dedicated APSC lenses.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 9, 2015 at 10:13 UTC as 177th comment
On Editorial: 2014's Homepage Highlights article (71 comments in total)

concerning point 10
Frankly, I don't care for video : it takes much more time to look and hear at a video footage than to read an article on the same subject : reading goes much faster and is a much more efficient way to get informed. Plus it is easier to find what really interest you in a text than in a linear video.
So no, I don't wish more videos. (Not to forget your international audience, for whom English isn't the main language and who read English is easier than spoken English).

Direct link | Posted on Dec 31, 2014 at 20:16 UTC as 26th comment

Personnally I find the picture to be rather kitsch and bad taste. Just the equivalent of what French used to name a "chromo" when speaking of a painting.

I have looked for his other pictures. Some are OK for pictures, but just what you'd see on every year's calender. Many are just too much from kranking the saturation of colors.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 12, 2014 at 15:57 UTC as 91st comment
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VadymA: "His notes on the sexual behavior of the penguins, which included violent assault, homosexuality and necrophilia, were considered too indecent for the times, and didn’t come to light until published in the journal Polar Record in 2012."

I wonder if such behavior of penguins was confirmed by any other studies. Otherwise it sounds more like carefully camouflaged notes on human behavior, especially during long and isolated expedition like Terra Nova.

Another interesting reading :

http://www.nhm.ac.uk/about-us/news/2012/june/penguin-sex-habits-study-rediscovered-at-museum110510.html
Extract :

"Changes since Levick's time
A lot has changed in the study of natural history since Levick's time, resulting in a much better understanding of animal behaviour.

'Over the course of the last 50 years there has gradually been more freedom and willingness to objectively interpret sexual behaviours in animals,' adds Russell.

Same-sex sexual behaviour has now been documented in many animals including mallards, European swallows, and sand martins.

Today, it is understood that acts like necrophilia are not the same in penguins as in humans. Penguins are chemically wired to respond to a seemingly compliant female of breeding age, rather than being sexually aroused."

So much for people claiming that homosexuality is an "unnatural behavior"

Direct link | Posted on Oct 30, 2014 at 12:15 UTC
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VadymA: "His notes on the sexual behavior of the penguins, which included violent assault, homosexuality and necrophilia, were considered too indecent for the times, and didn’t come to light until published in the journal Polar Record in 2012."

I wonder if such behavior of penguins was confirmed by any other studies. Otherwise it sounds more like carefully camouflaged notes on human behavior, especially during long and isolated expedition like Terra Nova.

Read this article of the Guardian and you will see that
A) Lewick was a precursor
B) That his findings were confirmed by another scientist 50 years later.
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2012/jun/09/sex-depravity-penguins-scott-antarctic

Direct link | Posted on Oct 30, 2014 at 11:56 UTC

You can download a free edition of Lewicks book on the Penguins here :

https://archive.org/details/antarcticpeng00leviiala

Look in the right frame and choose the format you prefer; I downloaded the PDF. : https://ia902503.us.archive.org/21/items/antarcticpeng00leviiala/antarcticpeng00leviiala.pdf).

There are many, many nice penguins pictures. It is incredible to get access to that kind of work in just a few clicks !

Thanks for the news !

NB : that edition doesn't depict the sexual habits, if only that interest you !

Direct link | Posted on Oct 30, 2014 at 11:33 UTC as 3rd comment
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Artistico: Personally, I can't see the point of a combined warm-up and polariser in a digital workflow, but I am sure those who can are the target market anyway. And lots of people still like their neutral grads and other filters that digital post processing have rendered partly obsolete as well. The effect of polarisers undoubtedly has a big place today, of course, since for many shooting situations there is no way you can replicate its effect in post processing. The warm-up effect of an 81A filter, however? I can't see how the difference between something shot with a regular and a warming filter would be anything but negligibly subtle and only visible in a direct side-by-side comparison of prints, the perceived colour of which would be affected a lot more by the light used for their display than by a warm-up filter used during shooting.

@Spencerda
No one contest the necessity of polarizers, or that of ND filter to get the right shutter speed.
Graded ND filters were still useful when sensors lacked DR, but nowadays they can often be replaced by post treatment.
If you want to get things right in camera, you can make a custom WB and from there it would be easy to warm up or cool down any shot in postprocessing. You can also take a picture including the color checker passport and adjust things in one click on the right patch afterward.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 20, 2014 at 17:20 UTC
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bronxbombers4: if Apple is upset at the slow rate that people are upgrading their old iPads to new models.... HOW ABOUT GIVING THEM USB 3.0 ports! And open sandbox file system areas!!!! You know so you can actually be free to do with the tablets as you want and not all 1984 locked-down and controlled. Rather ironic.

It's a shame because the iPad Air 2 is otherwise brilliant.

A Mc book is way too big compared to a Tablet.
Frankly, I got an iPad 2 at the time, there was no yet serious competition, but now with the well performing other more open tablets, I regret that I updated to the iPad Air. The system tries to force you to use their cloud system but if you want to keep your own files on your own devices, such a closed system is a pain in the a$$

Direct link | Posted on Oct 17, 2014 at 07:16 UTC
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tgutgu: Apple misses again the opportunity to produce a tablet, which can be a good tool for a photographer. No easy to reach micro sd card slot for easy image backups, is a real shame. Apple has dropped the iPhoto app, which was able to show EXIF information, and does not provide anything with similar functionality.

So, iPad Air 2 is no progress for photographers and IOS 8 in fact a drawback.

I guess Android tablets will become a better option.

I haven't yet installed IOS 8 on my iPad Air 1. Could you tell me why version 8 is a step back co pared to version 7 ?
I don't use my iPad to take pictures, but to show my pictures to family folks. And I don't use the Cloud.

I thought that I should rather upgrade in order to get more secure surfing ?

BTW : it is such a pain to exchange files between the iPad and my desktop and laptop, that I regret having got an iPad rather than a Samsung Galaxy or another more Window compatible tablet.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 17, 2014 at 07:07 UTC
On 'See Impossible': Canon counts down to... something. article (1658 comments in total)
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ealvarez: 1. Panasonic 2. Fuji 3. Sony are the most exciting innovative camera companies IMO

You are forgetting Olympus.. I'd put Olympus before Panasonic. OK for Sony and Fuji, all ex-aequo.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 8, 2014 at 18:12 UTC
On 'See Impossible': Canon counts down to... something. article (1658 comments in total)
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rrr_hhh: Apparently, given the rhythm at which Canon is issuing new cameras, the marketing was idle, so they had to invent something to keep the marketing guys busy :)

But this is really lame..

Compare that to the campaign Olympus imagined when they issued the E-M5 (oh my god !) ..

The difference is that Olympus had a real breakthrough to announce, unlike Canon who has nothing to offer..

I bet that this "teasing add" will be remembered by any marketing teacher as a perfect example of what shouldn't be done..

@cigarguy

I don't think that any attention is good attention. And in this case it won't do any good IMO. So pompous for such a nothing. It is like emphasizing the fact that Canon is olding/sleeping..

There are some former examples : Nestlé in the earlier years of the millenium decided to change the chocolate wrapping. They engaged Jean Nouvel to design new wrappings. Esthetically they were nice, classy and contemporary, but they changed the material from paper to semi-transparent plastic. They got a lot of attention in the news. People were mostly dissatisfied for ecologic reasons : there was a successful boycott of the chocolate of the brand and after a few months Nestlé/Cailler returned to paper for the wrapping. Even if people talked a lot about it in the news, that was only for badmouthing and resulted in a real flop for Nestlé and the Cailler chocolate line.

So a wrong marketing campaign (& wrapping) can do more arm than good, even if people are talking a lot about it

Direct link | Posted on Oct 8, 2014 at 17:22 UTC
On 'See Impossible': Canon counts down to... something. article (1658 comments in total)

Apparently, given the rhythm at which Canon is issuing new cameras, the marketing was idle, so they had to invent something to keep the marketing guys busy :)

But this is really lame..

Compare that to the campaign Olympus imagined when they issued the E-M5 (oh my god !) ..

The difference is that Olympus had a real breakthrough to announce, unlike Canon who has nothing to offer..

I bet that this "teasing add" will be remembered by any marketing teacher as a perfect example of what shouldn't be done..

Direct link | Posted on Oct 7, 2014 at 22:43 UTC as 218th comment | 5 replies
On 'See Impossible': Canon counts down to... something. article (1658 comments in total)
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rrr_hhh: I don't get it at all : may be because I'm not a native English speaker ?
But really, I would be hard pressed to translate any of these sentence into my own language.

I mean : one can launch a teaser without telling anything about the subject/object coming, but why on earth making such un-understandable statements : which image of Canon do you think they to are offering to their customers ? What I get from it us just that Canon isn't able to communicate, not even at the symbolic level in order to create a positive image of the brand.

Plus, given the avalanche of negative comments targeting those who don't think Canon is able to see the impossible, well, I just feel aggressed/insulted.

Talk about a communication fiasco...

@ tilted plane :
please, if you get it, share a little of your wisdom with me, explain me the double meaning of this enumeration ? I'd be grateful to understand which image of their brand Canon wants to share.
(It's a serious request, not aimed at flaming, I just don't understand)

Direct link | Posted on Oct 6, 2014 at 14:56 UTC
On 'See Impossible': Canon counts down to... something. article (1658 comments in total)

What I hope for ?
I'm not expecting anything from Canon anymore.. Got an E-M5 plus a Sony A7r and I'm mulling the idea to sell the 6D along with some lenses.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 6, 2014 at 14:49 UTC as 723rd comment
On 'See Impossible': Canon counts down to... something. article (1658 comments in total)
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justmeMN: "To the peanut gallery, the so-called experts..."

This ad is clearly targeting DPR users. :-)

Yes, it seems and they are rather insulting.. I wonder why ? DPreview users are photo enthusiasts, why alienate them ?

Direct link | Posted on Oct 6, 2014 at 14:45 UTC
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