CaseyComo

CaseyComo

Joined on Nov 23, 2011

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So she's another of the ones who bought into the whole "esthetic is artifice" thing? It's a fine subject, but these shots are _completely_ uninspired.

I once had a job developing and printing for a building inspection company (yeah, I'm kinda old). These are the kinds of shots that our inspectors, mostly retired firemen and insurance agents, would take.

Let me say it again...there's nothing wrong with lighting, color, and composition. Refusing to take an interesting photo is not the same as depicting reality objectively.

Thank you, I'm finished for the moment.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 21, 2014 at 17:43 UTC as 35th comment
On 2014 Waterproof Camera Roundup article (244 comments in total)
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Timmbits: DO NOT BUY ANY OF THESE!!! is the best advice I can give you.

I purchased the best of the past years' roundups, the Panasonic, figuring that it should be a little bit better than the dismal tiny-sensor cameras out there.
Boy was I wrong, and it was wasted money. It became an expensive hand-me-down for my 8 year old girl - at least she can drop it, we can take it out on the inflatable kayak, and she is delighted with all she does with it (stop motion video, pictures of her dog...) and she's just too delighted to discover what she can do with a camera to worry about IQ.

If you are to get yourself a waterproof camera, get at least something with a 1" sensor or larger if any are available. I haven't researched this in the past months, but I do remember Nikon has the waterproof version of their Nikon-1. That is what you should get.

If you're going to have crappy image quality that these things deliver, you may as well just get the Sony waterproof smartphone and use that instead.

I have the AW120. It can take decentish pics, and, of course, the real perk is that it can take them in places where I wouldn't bring my other cameras.

I also like the fact that I can give it to my 6 and 8 year old sons and not worry about drops, etc. It's like any camera...it has its uses and it's good as long as one has reasonable expectations. Except Leicas...those things make no sense ;)

Direct link | Posted on Jun 21, 2014 at 14:06 UTC
On Nikon AF-S Nikkor 35mm f/1.8G Lab Test Review preview (79 comments in total)

OK, I'll only say this once...does sharpness in the corners, especially wide open, matter much at all? If I'm shooting wide open, it's either because the light is low, in which case I'm going for atmospheric or capturing the moment, or I want to blur the background, so my corners are deliberately as soft as possible.

Are some of you shooting forensics or architecture with a fast, medium-to-wide prime? Is the interest in your photos all in the corners? You may be doing it wrong.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 14, 2014 at 13:06 UTC as 9th comment
On Site Update: notifications article (127 comments in total)

I like the updates, but the thing that still confuses me is...why can't I terminate my account? I've looked, but not found a way to do so. Maybe I don't want to be a dpreview member forever.

Direct link | Posted on May 23, 2014 at 01:29 UTC as 13th comment | 1 reply
On Lytro Illum in the hands of five leading photographers article (166 comments in total)
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CaseyComo: Quality of the blur is horrendous. Doesn't look like a good lens, looks like a bad Gaussian job in Peeshop.

Um...is that a rhetorical question?

Direct link | Posted on May 21, 2014 at 16:17 UTC
On Lytro Illum in the hands of five leading photographers article (166 comments in total)

Quality of the blur is horrendous. Doesn't look like a good lens, looks like a bad Gaussian job in Peeshop.

Direct link | Posted on May 21, 2014 at 14:42 UTC as 20th comment | 6 replies
On Lytro Illum in the hands of five leading photographers article (166 comments in total)

It'll revolutionize photography the same way that quadrophonic recording and playback revolutionized music.

Direct link | Posted on May 21, 2014 at 01:16 UTC as 35th comment
On Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III First Impressions Review preview (2970 comments in total)

I like to use my RX 100 II for street and event photos. Holding it chest-high and using the tilting LCD is perfect. Reminds me of way back when, shooting with a twin-lens reflex. People barely notice I'm there. Faster lens is nice, but to me the reduced reach is a big demerit. Pop-up VF is meh to me. So...here's an upgrade I don't want or need. Yay! Camera want avoided.

Direct link | Posted on May 17, 2014 at 02:54 UTC as 545th comment
On Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III First Impressions Review preview (2970 comments in total)
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M H S: Oh no! Not this again.

The excessive focus on the alleged unsatisfying "shooting experience" is just ridiculous.

First and foremost, the point of the camera is to take good pictures (and videos). Furthermore, one person's "inert" experience is another person's "smooth" experience. Give it a rest DPR.

I find having a tiny, pocketable camera that takes great pics in auto and manual modes in any conditions to be reasonably satisfying, eh? ;)

Direct link | Posted on May 16, 2014 at 13:41 UTC
On Senior Nokia imaging engineer is joining Apple post (35 comments in total)
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venancio: very intriguing... Microsoft bought Nokia, Nokia's head honcho moves to Apple, Apple delivers an iphone with image stabilization, f1.8 capability, and crammed with doodads, and the photography world slows down a bit to take stock on what's happening with smart phones becoming smarter... and the new thing from the camera manufacturing world is a digital single lens reflex mechanism on a smart phone... wow... I mean, Nikon and Canon are still pushing for a DSLR world, right?

You know what? Your phone will be just fine for snaps of your friends and their lunches. Enjoy!

Direct link | Posted on May 10, 2014 at 01:50 UTC
On Hands-on with the GoPro Hero 3+ Black Edition article (214 comments in total)

GoBro cam has some utility for deployment in adverse conditions. Too bad the images and video are on par with a cell phone from 8 years ago.

Direct link | Posted on May 9, 2014 at 22:36 UTC as 14th comment
On Never lose your lens cap again with HACkxTACK article (165 comments in total)

I like the "...usually it's in the very last place you look for it..." part of the article. If it's anywhere else, you are doing it wrong.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 25, 2014 at 04:34 UTC as 3rd comment
On Hands on with the Pentax 645Z article (660 comments in total)
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JonB1975: Want, want, want....... My first dream camera since the 1Ds MkII! As for those people saying Ansel Adams would never touch something like this - How the hell would you know???

He wouldn't. It did not exist when he was alive. Those self-righteous purists need to go smoke one and relax.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 18, 2014 at 15:37 UTC
On Hands on with the Pentax 645Z article (660 comments in total)

I'm gonna buy this and wear it around my neck. I'll use it to take pictures of ramen bowls and bearded dudes at SOMA food trucks. it The other hipsters with the puny iPhones will be forced to worship me as a god.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 18, 2014 at 15:37 UTC as 65th comment | 1 reply
On Samsung NX30 First Impressions Review preview (357 comments in total)

That's some aggressive noise reduction in low light.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 12, 2014 at 20:47 UTC as 11th comment | 10 replies

I have named my massive tool Casey Junior.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 10, 2014 at 04:10 UTC as 6th comment

OK idea. I won't accept the implicit premise that the flatness of the shots indicates that they are documentary images that won't dilute their message with esthetic effect. These are essentially just dull pics of prisons.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 23, 2014 at 16:22 UTC as 38th comment
On 900MP portraits show human face in extreme detail article (288 comments in total)
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jaygeephoto: Some here get it, most do not. It's clearly an understanding of the history and aesthetics of photography and an appreciation of the techniques and methods. This comes through educating one's self. The derisive and boorish comments are clearly from those who seek pleasure at criticizing the efforts of others.

"Getting it" and liking it are different things.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 21, 2014 at 03:53 UTC
On 900MP portraits show human face in extreme detail article (288 comments in total)

You know who pushed the technological envelope and did something simultaneously interesting and beautiful? Harold Edgerton. To me, this is half forensic, half Chuck Close (though less attractive), and half disgusting. But, you know, YMMV.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 21, 2014 at 03:53 UTC as 47th comment

There's some element of the barnyard about these...I can almost smell it.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 19, 2014 at 04:58 UTC as 10th comment
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