Vladik

Vladik

Lives in United States San Francisco, United States
Works as a Engineer
Joined on Jan 6, 2006
About me:

Equipment I own:

Sony A580, 18-55mm, 35mm F1.8, beercan

Tamrak backpack

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On Nokia rumored to launch Android phone at MWC post (34 comments in total)
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Ben O Connor: Android ? Why?

Possibly, but Nokia Device Division along with it's patents, now belongs to Microsoft, why would they release Android devices, it just doesn't make any sense.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 11, 2014 at 23:10 UTC
On Nokia rumored to launch Android phone at MWC post (34 comments in total)
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Old Pirate: No....I am leaving Apple and going back to Windows after using Surface Pro 2.

Is it that good?

Direct link | Posted on Feb 11, 2014 at 22:56 UTC
On Nokia rumored to launch Android phone at MWC post (34 comments in total)
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Ben O Connor: Android ? Why?

I dont get it either. Apparently, they will build Bing services around cheap a$$ android phone, I dont understand the point.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 11, 2014 at 22:56 UTC
On Fujifilm X-T1 real-world samples gallery article (187 comments in total)

I found these rather lifeless!

Direct link | Posted on Feb 3, 2014 at 23:31 UTC as 36th comment
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Aaron801: Wow, tough crowd here... at least some of you. I don't really get the haters here. They're a little bit "greeting card" for me. Still, they're very obviously well done and there's something about them that I have to admire. They're both technically very well done. So many photos I see are impeccably done on a technical level, but somehow don't really show much in the way of the unique vision of the person taking them... in the way that these most certainly do.

Also, what's with the idea that this woman can't possibly live on a farm in Russia and also have a very expensive camera? That's just silly! Russia has lots of poor but also some very wealthy folks, right? We don't really know anything about the photographers background so to make some statement about how she must be some kind of hoax is pretty extreme.... I wound't make these kind of assumptions if this woman was from Ethiopia... Even that country has some wealthy people and some of them undoubtably buy photo equipment.

Aaron, dpreview always had been full of pricks and haters, no big surprise here.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 28, 2014 at 19:39 UTC
On Fujifilm teases upcoming SLR-style X system camera article (921 comments in total)
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justmeMN: Fuwho? :-)

(In the USA, they are a pretty obscure brand.)

Is it essential to go from none to 5 models of Interchangeable lens cameras in 2 years? Lately Fuji is looking more and more like Samsung, "Let cover the world with every possible price point camera and see if we get more market-share"

Direct link | Posted on Jan 21, 2014 at 20:52 UTC
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RXVGS: "What brand of camera do you have?"

"Kodak"

Really?

"No, just JK....."

HILARIOUS! :)))))

Direct link | Posted on Jan 9, 2014 at 18:13 UTC
On The best in smartphone photography 2013 post (54 comments in total)
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Marty4650: There is a real problem when you try to treat cell phones like cameras.

You can always replace a camera with a better one, but you can't upgrade your cell phone unless your contract is up or you are willing to pay a huge penalty.

At least, that's the way it works in the USA, We are pretty much locked into a phone for two years.

I have a perfect solution. Get a 3rd line, with Share everything plan :)

Now I can upgrade every 12 months. Got my Lumia 1520 and next October I can get whatever gem will be out at that time :). Also, this extra line doesn't have to go to waste, you can put your child or a parent on it. Someone who doesn't need a fancy phone. Get them a flip phone or a cheap smart phone like $50 dollar Lumia 520

Direct link | Posted on Dec 23, 2013 at 18:04 UTC
On Nikon Df preview (2817 comments in total)
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Bjrn SWE: Everybody says that Canon sensors is lagging behind the Nikon (Sony) counterparts and that Canons are no good. Strange thing, I just can't see that in this "Studio Comparison Tool" - the EOS 6D looks just as fine as any of the Nikons, at any ISO. Did I forget to bring my glasses?

I use to be hardcore Nikon fan for years and now I'm a convert. I still have both Nikon and Canon, but man once i bought canon, I kept coming back to it. For me it is the colors and gradation, the files are so smooth, it just does something to the man :))

In this comparison, it is clear that even the cheapest full frame Canon has to offer has a slight edge over nikon in critical sharpness and gradation. I'm pretty impressed. Nikon is the king of noise and focus, but Canon has it's own advantages.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 18, 2013 at 17:43 UTC
On Backstory of Phantom Flex4K video shot at 1,000 FPS article (91 comments in total)
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CZFox: Outstanding short movie. I'm just wondering how much the movie was digitally altered, because the credits mention VFX supervisor and VFX art director. It sounds to me like the fire was digital.

It says "the live-burn shoot."

Direct link | Posted on Dec 16, 2013 at 16:40 UTC
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sh10453: I don't believe that the idea behind this lens is taking pictures with it.

Rather, it's an item for collectors; those who will hold onto it, in its brand new condition, for 20, 30, 40, or more years, then it goes to the big and famous auction house, where someone incredibly wealthy (from the 1% who get away with ...?) will bid on it by phone.
It probably will fetch 100 times its current price (by then)!
Who knows! These people are paying a $150 million for a painting (while millions are dying of hunger of course)!

it will never be a collector's edition, if it is mass produced :)

Direct link | Posted on Dec 13, 2013 at 17:30 UTC
On Nikon Df real-world samples gallery article (224 comments in total)

These are some real good quality samples!

Direct link | Posted on Dec 10, 2013 at 16:59 UTC as 27th comment | 1 reply
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MarcMedios: Could it be that some common sense is creeping into the scene?

I really hope so, but ... :)

Direct link | Posted on Nov 25, 2013 at 16:53 UTC
On Google working on RAW imaging for Android post (84 comments in total)

how predictable :)

Direct link | Posted on Nov 19, 2013 at 23:46 UTC as 31st comment
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Ivan Azzopardi: No aperture no shutter priority or manual features ????

They also added the infinite focus, so you can control DOF via software. Make that $hit as creamy and shallow as you want!

http://www.engadget.com/2013/10/22/nokias-refocus-lens-camera-app/

Direct link | Posted on Oct 23, 2013 at 17:23 UTC
On Fujifilm X-E2 Preview preview (454 comments in total)
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rfsIII: If only they could transplant the touch screen from the back of the Canon 70D onto this camera life would be perfect.

whats wrong with your 70D, it's an awesome camera!?

Direct link | Posted on Oct 18, 2013 at 16:14 UTC
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cgarrard: Pretty lens, well designed. Not a fan of the early "art" lenses (kind of a lame name really), but this one looks very appealing. Price .... I wonder.

Yeah price is a big question. Cause it's going to be real hard to beat already excellent Canon 24-105mm F4 L at 700 bucks like new, slightly used. Sigma would be have to be between 700 tops 850 IMO

Direct link | Posted on Oct 17, 2013 at 22:30 UTC
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white shadow: 885 g with an 82mm filter thread for an f/4 lens....! That's HUGE.

It better perform better with no vignetting, barrel distortion, CA and have excellent edge to centre sharpness to be worth it.

It better have no focusing issues too.

It will be good if it can live up to its expectation.

There is no such thing as bokeh quality depends on the size of the front element.
Old wife's tale?

Direct link | Posted on Oct 17, 2013 at 22:28 UTC
On In pictures - Nikon's large and pricey AF-S 58mm F1.4G article (111 comments in total)
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rsf3127: Rokkor 58mm 1.4 + adapter + NEX-7(used) = less than 1000 USD

Rokkor 58mm 1.4 + adapter + Sony A7 = the price of this lens alone.

Seriously dude, Nikon had gone berserk! Canon who is insane, selling their Gem of a lens 50mm, 1.2 for 1400$$.

Out of control!

Direct link | Posted on Oct 17, 2013 at 17:42 UTC
On Sony DSC-RX10 preview (725 comments in total)
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JJLMD: The lens on the RX10 looks substantial. In comparison, the lens on the Rx100m2 looks like a toy. Am I wrong to think the optics on the RX10 will be better than on the RX100m2?

Theoretically, it should at least as good. It is just slightly faster on the wide end on RX100, but here you get non variable 2.8 aperture all the way to 200, you can get some creamy out of focus with this one at the long range. :)

Direct link | Posted on Oct 16, 2013 at 21:56 UTC
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