aris14

aris14

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

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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 38th comment
On article Alpha dog: Hands-on with Sony a7R II (1118 comments in total)

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

Direct link | Posted on Jun 23, 2015 at 08:03 UTC as 52nd comment
On article Canon PowerShot G3 X gets official introduction (228 comments in total)
In reply to:

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 article Canon PowerShot G3 X gets official introduction (228 comments in total)

Αnother overpriced me-too product..?

Direct link | Posted on Jun 18, 2015 at 09:31 UTC as 45th comment | 6 replies
On article 2015 Superzoom Camera Roundup (184 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 60th comment | 1 reply
On article Canon EOS Rebel T6s Review (468 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 article Canon EOS Rebel T6s Review (468 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 article Leica Q First Impressions Review (601 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 159th comment | 1 reply
On article Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7 sample gallery updated (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 article Sony rides wave of US Mirrorless sales surge (733 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 article Sony rides wave of US Mirrorless sales surge (733 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 article Sony rides wave of US Mirrorless sales surge (733 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 article Sony rides wave of US Mirrorless sales surge (733 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 32nd 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 24th 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 article Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7 real-world samples (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
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