aris14

aris14

Lives in Greece Athens, Greece
Joined on Jan 3, 2005

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On Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4 Review preview (370 comments in total)

A great all rounder that weighs 540 gr.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 17, 2014 at 08:57 UTC as 40th comment
On P1010343 photo in dpreview review samples's photo gallery (15 comments in total)

Sorry guys. It's just a shaken photo which accidentally seems to be focused in the can and the top of hair, nobody can tell... Just a bad sample...

Direct link | Posted on Oct 12, 2014 at 09:33 UTC as 3rd comment

A nice idea for all open Archaeological sites in Greece and there are so many of them. He he he...

Direct link | Posted on Oct 4, 2014 at 08:28 UTC as 18th comment | 1 reply
On Post-Photokina polls - Tell us what you think article (198 comments in total)

1/1.7 sensors would be just fine if the output is not counting more than 8Mps. Given, of course, fine optics and software.
Who really needs more?

If those enthusiasts print their work seriously (size >A4) a larger sensor would be more adequate...

Direct link | Posted on Oct 4, 2014 at 07:46 UTC as 74th comment | 1 reply
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 First Impressions Review preview (1415 comments in total)
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mpgxsvcd: I am going to say what most people are thinking. “I hate this camera because the camera company I usually buy from didn’t make it”. Cameras are devices that people have to get accustomed to. The menus, how the view finders look, how the settings and controls work all play into the overall experience.

Panasonic does not advertise their cameras enough so not enough people know about them. The single biggest problem with this camera is that it is made by Panasonic. If it was made by Canon or Nikon everyone in the world would know about this camera because they would have seen it on a commercial on T.V.

Panasonic’s advertising department needs to get busy if they want to make this camera the success it is capable of being.

Strong brand names have invested millions of $ in promoting their products. The result is that a serious amount of word of mouth of people who are fans of these products do the job. Companies that are not, they have to build their own word of mouth mass. Pana is already good at it, possessing a serious market share already, if not gorgeous having in mind that is less than 12 years in the market and with a fragment of the promotion cost of Canikons.
Btw I never understood why pro or not so pro photogs are fans of one brand or another. What kind of pro you are if u don't have a clear view of what u need every, let's say three or five years since no company really gives u an actual reward for being brand loyal.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 3, 2014 at 09:31 UTC
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EssexAsh: i look forward to the independent tests that will really tell us what the dpi is.

Dpis in this case is out of question. Just use it.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 26, 2014 at 10:31 UTC
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nitroman: Is the dMax of 4.0 good for scanning transparencies ?

It is more than enough. More important to get high IQ is scanner's software, no matter what we usually think.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 26, 2014 at 10:28 UTC
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colourgeek: Glad to see Epson continuing to make slight improvements, and continue selling scanners. A lot of comments on scan resolution. With smaller format films like 35mm optical resolved lines at 2200-2300 pip is really sufficient for negatives, and only a few positive films shot with excellent lenses would require more.
While I have an older 4870, I just don't scan film, not even my archives.

When I did I used to scan on my ICG drum scan which if correctly done outdoes all CCD scanners. Trick is with scanners like Epson to get the best scans, you need to wet mount. Since they include a wet mount for the 850 problem solved as well as a modern scanner with software to run it.
All the other great scanners of the day are long gone, so you have no choice, nor is it necessary to talk about the quality on those old scanners.

I used an ICG 330 for professional use. I replaced it some many years ago with the film scanners of Nikon (Coolscan 4000/5200) which in many cases had nothing to be jealous of ICG scan quality.
Wet mount is a plus, Silver Fast is just great.
I think it's a plus that Epson is the king of that niche market.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 26, 2014 at 10:16 UTC
On Size matters: Hands-on with Canon PowerShot G7 X article (175 comments in total)
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aris14: 12 to 16 Mp would be fine.
No reason for 20 Mp...
That stands for all 1" sensors...

What I was trying to say is that a lot of MPs do not necessarily suggest higher IQ.
The fact that manufacturers had availability of those or other sensors, theirs or third party, leave me totally indifferent. The race for MPs is aiming to people who have rather lose relationship with photography.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 18, 2014 at 09:37 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 First Impressions Review preview (1415 comments in total)

Brilliant approach in overall cam's design ...

Direct link | Posted on Sep 18, 2014 at 00:06 UTC as 123rd comment
On Size matters: Hands-on with Canon PowerShot G7 X article (175 comments in total)

12 to 16 Mp would be fine.
No reason for 20 Mp...
That stands for all 1" sensors...

Direct link | Posted on Sep 17, 2014 at 23:48 UTC as 44th comment | 4 replies

Μ 60. A new effort for a new status symbol to be created.
Marketing designed with emphasis on understatement and a vintage nuance...
The central ISO dial on the back is just an artist's leftover for similar image purpose and a rather kinky functionality...
OK, the camera as camera is just fine...

Direct link | Posted on Sep 17, 2014 at 13:29 UTC as 43rd comment

The only thing printer manufacturers have to understand is that the user's print cost of all consumables, i.e paper and inks, of a photo printer has to drop down to $1,00 maximum per A3+ sheet/photo.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 6, 2014 at 08:40 UTC as 25th comment

Ι 'd like to think they are not going to produce an anniversary replica with all the modern digital goodies...

Direct link | Posted on Sep 3, 2014 at 13:45 UTC as 5th comment
On Hasselblad unveils pixel-shifting 200MP H5D-200c MS article (248 comments in total)
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johnbandry: At what point would the resolution of the captured image outdo the (current technology) limits of ability of printers to print it? In other words, what is the maximum number of pixels a high-end printer (of any technology) can output onto a single sheet of paper?

That's in one go, without chopping the image into pieces to be printed separately and then reassembled, as in a billboard.

Guys, the test I performed had to do with "absolute" resolution, meaning that we found practically unseen by a "common eye" differences having to do with resolution in areas less than one square millimeter.
It was really difficult to tell judging from just looking what print was produced at 720ppi or more.
As for the bford's saying...
In terms of perceived image image quality it's quite a different story to see an image in a monitor than seeing it printed. More than that a printer is producing CMYK images (the top photo printers may have up to 10 separated inks, just to optimize the color gamut of a printed image as possible) which in the best case are representing the 15% of the colours existing in an RGB image. Btw the human eye at its best cannot see more than 10.000 different hues of color.
As for the sizes that can be printed. With nowadays tech we can produce rather easily printed images of huge dimensions. It's a matter of software and quality of surface we use to print.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 25, 2014 at 08:03 UTC

I think that the subject is interesting.
I also think that the creative approach is rather common.
Technically speaking the pics are just fine.
But still every single pic doesn't tell a story by itself.
Overall a rather good work...

Direct link | Posted on Aug 24, 2014 at 09:23 UTC as 7th comment
On Hasselblad unveils pixel-shifting 200MP H5D-200c MS article (248 comments in total)
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johnbandry: At what point would the resolution of the captured image outdo the (current technology) limits of ability of printers to print it? In other words, what is the maximum number of pixels a high-end printer (of any technology) can output onto a single sheet of paper?

That's in one go, without chopping the image into pieces to be printed separately and then reassembled, as in a billboard.

Few years ago my personal tests showed that a serious photographic printer needs 450-520 dpi images so to offer the best quality possible. My test incorporated two photographic quality printers (Canon & Epson) some fine pics pp by me and some really good magnifying lenses and light boxes. Images printed in Canon & Epson top papers and the top guns of 3 brands of top quality papers at that time, all glossy heavyweight (>260gsm).
Certified papers for colour proofing (FOGRA standards) are semi matte or satin, never exceeding 220 gsm.
My company in these tests were some really good friends and connoisseurs too.
We printed more than 150 samples both colour and bw.
We found interesting things having to do with these printers and the inks they used too and many other things which I think are nonsense for the 99,9% of readers here...

Direct link | Posted on Aug 22, 2014 at 18:07 UTC

Low bred approach...

Direct link | Posted on Aug 10, 2014 at 07:23 UTC as 19th comment | 1 reply

How rare is to notice that the place a shot taken must be few meters from a close friend's apartment...

Original effort..!

Direct link | Posted on Aug 4, 2014 at 06:36 UTC as 12th comment
On ISO160-SAM_0354-ACR photo in dpreview review samples's photo gallery (1 comment in total)

This pic alone is telling what this cam's capabilities in every aspect.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 2, 2014 at 08:24 UTC as 1st comment
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