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aris14

aris14

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On 2015 Superzoom Camera Roundup article (171 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
On Canon EOS Rebel T6s Review preview (463 comments in total)
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STR54: Boy, after reading all these expert comments it must be an absolute miracle that my plasticky, bulky, slow, next to no DR sensor Canon t2i is still able to snap a pic without totally falling apart!

@brendon1000:
I agree and I have good reasons for that, but that does not change my point of view referring to photographers' abilities as you also say.
Btw I am not a fan in anything, maybe except chocolates.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 17, 2015 at 19:12 UTC
On Canon EOS Rebel T6s Review preview (463 comments in total)
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STR54: Boy, after reading all these expert comments it must be an absolute miracle that my plasticky, bulky, slow, next to no DR sensor Canon t2i is still able to snap a pic without totally falling apart!

Although I am not a Canikon fan, although I have decided in the past to approve tenths of thousands $ for Canons cams purchasing for professional reasons (Nikon was asleep at that time), I really cannot find a reason why a t2i/t3i user cannot produce excellent images.
It's the human that counts not the tool. Let us be serious.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 16, 2015 at 14:30 UTC
On Leica Q First Impressions Review preview (581 comments in total)

Nice generic shape for pictogram, retro-contemporary design approach, no reason to exist as a cam other than status symbol in vacations for obvious reasons.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 10, 2015 at 16:28 UTC as 149th comment | 1 reply
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7 sample gallery updated article (42 comments in total)

3200 ISO performance is more than acceptable...

Direct link | Posted on Jun 10, 2015 at 00:02 UTC as 3rd comment
On Sony rides wave of US Mirrorless sales surge article (732 comments in total)
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aris14: My sense is that in the next 5 years there will be awesome changes in photography, mainly based upon companies culture and ability of perception.
If dinosaurs (Canikons) wouldn't adopt either will die or will be moved to other ecosystems...

Turbsy, I will avoid to characterize your reply. I also will not bother to clarify anything. I guess that anything does not comply with your habits /perceptions is out of the question and I cannot waste my time. Be well.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 8, 2015 at 12:05 UTC
On Sony rides wave of US Mirrorless sales surge article (732 comments in total)
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aris14: My sense is that in the next 5 years there will be awesome changes in photography, mainly based upon companies culture and ability of perception.
If dinosaurs (Canikons) wouldn't adopt either will die or will be moved to other ecosystems...

I also did not say anything predicting the Dslr death. Pls stop interpreting and read the lines only. End of the story.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 7, 2015 at 10:37 UTC
On Sony rides wave of US Mirrorless sales surge article (732 comments in total)
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aris14: My sense is that in the next 5 years there will be awesome changes in photography, mainly based upon companies culture and ability of perception.
If dinosaurs (Canikons) wouldn't adopt either will die or will be moved to other ecosystems...

Dear turbsy...
Did I mention anywhere in my post my preference for a format..?
Btw, u really don't want me to reciprocate your comment...

Direct link | Posted on Jun 5, 2015 at 18:36 UTC
On Sony rides wave of US Mirrorless sales surge article (732 comments in total)

My sense is that in the next 5 years there will be awesome changes in photography, mainly based upon companies culture and ability of perception.
If dinosaurs (Canikons) wouldn't adopt either will die or will be moved to other ecosystems...

Direct link | Posted on Jun 5, 2015 at 09:10 UTC as 31st comment | 14 replies
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aris14: Α jewel that practically all photography lovers would like to have.
Last Leica's pix I saw were the pix from an X1 of a friend pro.
There were kids portraits shot in BW (natural B&W) for his exhibition.
A couple of those pix (circa 50) required a heavier retouch in PP than minimum, all done in LR.
The result was awesome.
To my opinion a fair to good pix can be PPed in various excellent BW conversion s/w for excellent results. I understand the way purist photogs approach, no matter if you can get even better results with PP from a color image. The only thing you cannot handle in PP is the quality of the lens, this very fine characteristics an excellent glass can deliver.

How..., you are right, but can you tell the difference in printed images, one shot with a monochrome cam, the other shot in B&W mode of one cam and the third after conversion from color?
Pixels are the same and what values those pixels represent is in the hands of the guy who knows what and how those pixels will be printed and in which values.
Bottom line is a matter of DR and lens.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 4, 2015 at 12:55 UTC

Α jewel that practically all photography lovers would like to have.
Last Leica's pix I saw were the pix from an X1 of a friend pro.
There were kids portraits shot in BW (natural B&W) for his exhibition.
A couple of those pix (circa 50) required a heavier retouch in PP than minimum, all done in LR.
The result was awesome.
To my opinion a fair to good pix can be PPed in various excellent BW conversion s/w for excellent results. I understand the way purist photogs approach, no matter if you can get even better results with PP from a color image. The only thing you cannot handle in PP is the quality of the lens, this very fine characteristics an excellent glass can deliver.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 4, 2015 at 08:55 UTC as 23rd comment | 4 replies

If interested please read from bottom to the top...

5. Production cost for an image can be easily 10 times bigger than ought to be if we do not do our job with a pencil a paper and a calculator. After all photography is a job done at "home". "Outdoor/field/studio" is simply the implementation of the job...

Direct link | Posted on Jun 3, 2015 at 13:34 UTC as 6th comment

2. What you see in your perfectly calibrated 14bit plus pro monitor and all its goodies, has more or less a gamma factor of 4.00 while everything printed rarely exceeds 1.5 (up to 1,8 -1.9).
No matter how perfect CMYK algorithms are in nowadays, CMYK represents a fragment of the RGB array and commercial hexachrome printing does not even represent the 0.1% of produced editions.
3. Hysterical art directors of both genders are bad for your health. They usually pass their unidentified stress to all others just to cover their rears.
4. If pro people don't understand that cams don't take nice pix, people do, then they aren't pros unless they are fully cognitive that they do it just to impress trendy ignorant clients, so to let them do their job. Additionally if they earn more, good for them and cheers guys!

Direct link | Posted on Jun 3, 2015 at 13:33 UTC as 7th comment

I've read carefully all posts and..:
With all the respect to pro photogs, art directors et all...
It's amazing how essentially ignorant are the vast majority of pro people.
Because:
1. The 99% of serious pro hi end pictures are to be printed in hi specs editions or over sized displays. So the results of an LF cam are to be judged out from the final output. This brings us to the conclusion that unless is sine qua non need to use an LF,there at least a dozen of cams fom FF DSLRs to "medium" sensors cams (Pentax, Leica, Hassy) to do the job perfectly, given the fact that they are properly PPed from serious people, who work for the client and not the photographer, mind you, and not "I-know-all-the-functions-of-PS" guys, who are becoming in our days more than ants.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 3, 2015 at 13:32 UTC as 8th comment

Mmm...
I can see an exception to the rule "any publicity is good publicity" in this project...

Direct link | Posted on Jun 3, 2015 at 08:03 UTC as 43rd comment
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7 real-world samples article (102 comments in total)

My opinion is that it was rather a lens performance abilities than a cam's. I mean that it's rather difficult in one hand to present cam's abilities and in the other hand trying to overcome the lighting situations in contrary to the needs that a motorsport is demanding. It's hard to compromise. That is why I disagree with the use of ND even if it was included in cam's specs.
I am also saying that panning is rather a rare skill in our days, panning lays in the seas of oblivion due to tech evolution of cams the last 20 years I guess.
I think that the G7 performed well overall, perhaps lenses had their role in its performance. A second shooting round is necessary, go go go Sam...

Direct link | Posted on May 28, 2015 at 00:07 UTC as 26th comment
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-CM1 camera review post (249 comments in total)

Toys for those still playing boys...
Indifferent, except for those few people who really may need it...

Direct link | Posted on May 27, 2015 at 16:08 UTC as 59th comment
On Ricoh announces Pentax XG-1 superzoom article (205 comments in total)
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mosc: Here's a "real" example of equivalent aperture and it's purpose for those who are having trouble. This camera calls itself 1248mm at the telephoto end, but how physically large is the aperture? If it's a full frame, we can use the f5.6 quoted and we get a physical aperture size of 1248/5.6 = 222.9 mm. Of course this camera doesn't have an aperture anywhere near that size (that's almost 9 inches, as wide as a car tire). If you want to know it's aperture size, you can use the equivalent aperture. Equivalent aperture is aperture times crop, or 5.6x5.6 in this case. A diffraction happy f31. This is a "real" number though because now we know how big the physical aperture of this camera is. It's 1248/31, or 40mm.

Just stick to the results. A lot of people reading this know at least the same maths you do, dearest. Don't bother...

Direct link | Posted on May 25, 2015 at 13:31 UTC
On Ricoh announces Pentax XG-1 superzoom article (205 comments in total)
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W5JCK: Super yawn....Another camera with a small sensor and little to offer. Putting a long zoom on a lackluster camera doesn't make it good or make it worthy of being on this site. This kind of cheap camera is going to be bought by people who don't read sites like this, or they would know better. I'm not sure why DPReview still brings us information on these little sensor cameras or for that matter smartphone cameras. Maybe their newest members have been dumbed down to that level. This used to be a site for enthusiasts and professionals, not so much now...

@Entropius:
I use a lot of cams from APS to FF. I still keep as my personal cam for every occasion a Pana FZ 30. I am quite familiar with all PP staff in pro level. Some pix I liked were processed with ultimum care and printed in A4 and A3 Ilford and Epson photo papers, then framed. A lot of my friends are pro photographers with serious FF equipment and some of them are so freaks that they carry their gear in vacations. We share images and they argue for hours that my framed ones are their files till the time I prove to them that they aren't and after making them bet 1 euro to see the evidence. I have earned more than 15 euros so far...

Direct link | Posted on May 25, 2015 at 13:27 UTC
On Fujifilm FinePix S1 real-world sample gallery posted article (41 comments in total)
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FDD5: I think it's quite a nice little camera!, A bit faster at the long end then some other superzooms, weather sealing , attractive pricing.

And as shown in the imaging resource superzoom review comparison it has quite pleasing look , and performs better than most others (maybe not the nikons with jpg...). It lacks a little in reach compared to some of the latest offerings and was actually tested a little shorter than the advertised 1200mm, something to be aware off!
They do seem to process the jpg's quite heavily , giving that 'pop' , somewhat smearing details a bit ..., and unfortunately you cannot change the jpg processing. But it offers raw for those wanting to adjust the image to their own taste.

I think this camera is under appreciated (most seem pick nikon/canon), which is a pity !, should be more users out there

I've owned several superzooms (canon/sony/panasonic), and to date this is my favourite...

I generally agree, but I think Panas are in another class overall, mainly because of their lenses. Even FZ20, back in 2005 in most cases had better results than the recent predecessors of S1.

Direct link | Posted on May 21, 2015 at 23:21 UTC
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