PIX 2015
aris14

aris14

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

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joyclick: Sony is obsessed being different,unique and bent upon doing something world shaking at every other turn,their history is full of irksome quirks,irritants and in general 'pain'

While they have contributed immensely to digital imaging they still have not managed to give us one damn good camera that is a total satisfaction,'period'

Well, Sony is always Sony.
I still remember RGBE sensors (someone there has something with greens), proprietary audio file formats, the video battle against Philips, some interventing features(?) in their cellphones and minidisks, stopping production of some of its finest products replacing them with similar with less features, obsession retaining its duo storage device etc...
In the name of innovation turned consumers to testbeds.
Well, they all do it and who they don't never had something "unique" in their hands. But in Sony this style tends to be an obsession.
Consequently, any returns to consumer's benefit is rather low. That is why their products usually have a high manufacturing quality. I say that to their perception aftermarket care is time wasted and therefore overpriced.
I think that Apple and Adobe are somehow like minded companies for their own reasons.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 3, 2015 at 08:42 UTC
On BSI Boss? Sony Alpha 7R II added to studio scene article (402 comments in total)
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oselimg: 42 million pixels and 50 million pixels respectively and more than 3K price tags some people still compare the jpeg engines. Internet forums have produced incredible amount of "experts"

Opinions and aspects reflecting authoritative, purist and (in this case) pixel peeping point of view are disgusting and make me quite suspicious for the psychological health of their authors.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 2, 2015 at 09:33 UTC
On BSI Boss? Sony Alpha 7R II added to studio scene article (402 comments in total)

Ι am impressed, to say the least...
Best in terms of definition and noise than any FF cam listed in DPR and not by a tiny margin... Awesome sensor... Amazing jpg engine...
The usual slight shift in red green color rendition compared to Nikon E810 and more accurate whites rendition than Canon 5DS R, less charming than Leica Q.
Lens only behind from Leica's Q whose sense of plasticity is simply superb.
Chapeau to Sony, although I was never a fan to your proposals so far par one.
Great job..!
An overall killer, light and not bulky as competitors at an appealing price which may loose some hundreds in the shop...
The most serious approach of mirrorless concept so far.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 1, 2015 at 13:22 UTC as 81st comment
On A lot to like: Real-world Leica Q gallery posted article (283 comments in total)

Cam's performance is great, lens is a killer, yet a silly overpriced package...

PS: My deepest appreciation to the cats shooters for their comments. They made my day.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 1, 2015 at 08:49 UTC as 25th comment

I like this camera....

Direct link | Posted on Aug 27, 2015 at 08:37 UTC as 23rd comment | 1 reply

Lucky owner, stupid story...

Direct link | Posted on Aug 20, 2015 at 08:26 UTC as 65th comment

What is the reason for this posting here?

Direct link | Posted on Aug 16, 2015 at 09:23 UTC as 28th comment | 1 reply
On The travel photography of HDR guru Trey Ratcliff article (233 comments in total)
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aris14: Photography is art. Stop.
The tools of this art are sophisticated devices called cameras and in nowadays tons of software. Stop.
The easiness of producing an image using a camera (its main tool) is colossal compared to other arts. Stop.
Furthermore this image may not require any particular education, culture or skills. Stop.
The aim of photography as art is common with all other fine arts. Stop.

Ι respect everyone's opinion for what he likes or not. Stop.
I do not pay any respect to all those who consider their opinion as an expert or specialist opinion just because they shoot some pix, the same way I would not pay any respect to the guy who paints my room and feels that he has an authoritative opinion for the work of Leonardo, Picasso, Dali, Turner (to name but a few), just because he can use a brush. Full stop.
Full stop.

The only weight behind my words is that they are facts...
Not opinion, not a point of view, not belief, not whatever....

Direct link | Posted on Aug 11, 2015 at 09:13 UTC
On The travel photography of HDR guru Trey Ratcliff article (233 comments in total)

Photography is art. Stop.
The tools of this art are sophisticated devices called cameras and in nowadays tons of software. Stop.
The easiness of producing an image using a camera (its main tool) is colossal compared to other arts. Stop.
Furthermore this image may not require any particular education, culture or skills. Stop.
The aim of photography as art is common with all other fine arts. Stop.

Ι respect everyone's opinion for what he likes or not. Stop.
I do not pay any respect to all those who consider their opinion as an expert or specialist opinion just because they shoot some pix, the same way I would not pay any respect to the guy who paints my room and feels that he has an authoritative opinion for the work of Leonardo, Picasso, Dali, Turner (to name but a few), just because he can use a brush. Full stop.
Full stop.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 10, 2015 at 10:09 UTC as 33rd comment | 4 replies
On Opinion - Erez Marom: Whatever it Doesn't Take article (190 comments in total)

Ι am Dirty Harry's fan...

Direct link | Posted on Aug 9, 2015 at 09:52 UTC as 27th comment
On Sony reportedly shifting focus to full-frame cameras article (454 comments in total)

I think that most people here cannot see the real dimensions of what Sony means to people, in terms of brand awareness and acceptance etc. One thing Sony actually sells: its name, its brand. No matter what it is. If something can make profit Sony will go for it, if not it will leave it behind (monitors). That is why it left the Minolta badge.
Canikons guys seem to be rather vulnerable at this time for a lot of reasons, not necessarily because of their numbers as companies or whatsoever. Sony's heavy gun power is advertisement and communication mainly based upon its brand's image to audience that other competitors cannot approach with the slight exception of Panasonic.
Sony's technological approach for a product is that its excellence should make profit, otherwise it will remain in a drawer. And they can do that with great efficiency. Canikons simply cannot.
Things gonna be harsh for all competitors.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 4, 2015 at 09:45 UTC as 41st comment
On Casio Japan introduces Exilim EX-ZR3000 and EX-ZR60 article (68 comments in total)

If it was like the old days it should have GPS, full QWERTY keyboard, solar panel for charging, scientific calculator, connection with internet and watch as well as two flash units, cell phone, sound recorder and mic...

Direct link | Posted on Jul 28, 2015 at 07:05 UTC as 17th comment
On Canon PowerShot G3X real-world samples posted article (166 comments in total)

Maybe it's just me, but I 'll never comprehend the way Canons render light or lighter areas. Any Canon... This one is silly overpriced for what it is, just a me too product...
Btw how vicious is s/o offering a super zoom camera w/o VF..?
I guess less than the guys who 'll buy it...!

Direct link | Posted on Jul 22, 2015 at 02:11 UTC as 35th comment

Ι like those ideas from tax hunters all over the world...
The next step is Greece to claim rights in all languages for using Greek etymology words -say 1 cent for a 100 such words- used in media or books and we will pay back our debt in less than a year... Even the etymology of the word stop shows it's a Greek word... Huray!!!

Direct link | Posted on Jul 5, 2015 at 09:40 UTC as 83rd comment

Paparazzi's best choice...

Direct link | Posted on Jun 30, 2015 at 11:10 UTC as 26th comment

Some 10 years ago the guys from Bentley expressed to some people their target group: People who can afford to spend more than a 1m$ annually for personal expenses exclusively (in those days were considered to 1,130,000 people all over the world).
A target well defined and honest to their approach.
I am under the impression that no guys in the photography industry will ever set a similar clearly defined target due to a lot of reasons, mainly because their lack of visualizing the needs of the market they aim, apart the market consisting of the photographic core people or its various peripheral markets with little or greater success. I think Leica's people move towards this direction more or less by simply redefining the words jewel and gem.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 26, 2015 at 10:05 UTC as 37th comment
On Alpha dog: Hands-on with Sony a7R II article (1091 comments in total)

Still missing the Minolta logo somewhere...
Great approach though...

Direct link | Posted on Jun 23, 2015 at 08:03 UTC as 47th comment
On Canon PowerShot G3 X gets official introduction article (228 comments in total)
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aris14: Αnother overpriced me-too product..?

I recall the Jac Daniel's tv commercial with some guys tossing things in a casque waiting the bourbon to mature. Just like Canon guys do...

Direct link | Posted on Jun 18, 2015 at 13:44 UTC
On Canon PowerShot G3 X gets official introduction article (228 comments in total)

Αnother overpriced me-too product..?

Direct link | Posted on Jun 18, 2015 at 09:31 UTC as 44th comment | 6 replies
On 2015 Superzoom Camera Roundup article (170 comments in total)

The only reason to buy these extremities for a purpose other than casual shooting, is to use it for capturing celebrities sunbathing w/wo swim suits. You don't even need Tcons or similar staff, so you are light and you don't feel frustrated if your equipment falls in hands of goons. The same stands for voyeurs too.
An other use is to mount them on a tripod and to connect them to a big screen or projector for use in bars and restaurants for atmospheric purposes.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 17, 2015 at 21:40 UTC as 52nd comment | 1 reply
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