Raist3d

Raist3d

Lives in United States Canyon Country, AK, United States
Works as a Photographer & Game Developer (Programmer)
Has a website at http://raist3d.typepad.com
Joined on Dec 9, 2001
About me:

To continue loving video games, their programming while doing & improving my
professional photography, punish the guilty, reward the good, educate kids and fight for
all that is good. :-)

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marc petzold: In today's times, it's sad, but true....it's all about copycats...i've found one of my works onto a iphone wallpaper website, about 2 years ago and felt really angry.

marc- you know what really boils my skin? Look up Richard Prince and the Marlboro photographs. It is absolutely insane this guy is allowed to show "photographs he took" and worse- sell them at a high price.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 26, 2014 at 19:50 UTC
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marc petzold: In today's times, it's sad, but true....it's all about copycats...i've found one of my works onto a iphone wallpaper website, about 2 years ago and felt really angry.

I was not being sarcastic! What made you think so. I actually agree with you 200% I hate these people doing this.

I even commented on the "ball point guy" that was basically with his technical talent copying a photograph from a Russian photographer how that is still art theft.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 26, 2014 at 17:50 UTC
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completelyrandomstuff: Photographer hits 1 on reddit, regrets it due to overexposure -> Dpreview increases exposure.

Good catch :-)

Direct link | Posted on Jul 26, 2014 at 17:49 UTC
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Felix E Klee: What's the point of this article? If you release something to the public, you have to live with the consequences.

It doesn't matter Felix- the article had a point which apparently you didn't get and it was kinda obvious. Don't change the subject now :-)

Direct link | Posted on Jul 26, 2014 at 12:32 UTC
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marc petzold: In today's times, it's sad, but true....it's all about copycats...i've found one of my works onto a iphone wallpaper website, about 2 years ago and felt really angry.

Man I totally hear you. It's just too sad these people exist.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 26, 2014 at 12:27 UTC
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completelyrandomstuff: Photographer hits 1 on reddit, regrets it due to overexposure -> Dpreview increases exposure.

I think he was talking about fame-exposure, not photographic exposure :-)

Direct link | Posted on Jul 26, 2014 at 12:27 UTC
On Nikon 1 V3 First Impressions Review preview (618 comments in total)
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The Smoking Camera: I can only imagine how much better the IQ would be from those other mirrorless cameras if it got the shot I was able to with the V3.

I think what he mentions is that FPS is not the end all be all, particularly for all photography domains. There's soothing to be said about anticipation, manual focus and not relying on automatic could-miss focus.

That said, having good AF is nice, but it's not like the V3 is unequivocally better than the A6000 he mentioned at AF. There are areas where the V3 will miss focus where the A6000 would get it, along other options the A6000 has itself. The V3 does great at AF but so does the A6000.

The other mirror less cameras that compete with the V3 aren't that slow to focus anyway and for many photography domains overlap. The application you mentioned the V3 shines is great, but it's hardly the more average case an A6000 would cover.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 16, 2014 at 03:33 UTC
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Raist3d: Still no xtrans...

Oh well there we go :-) Thanks for the link.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 15, 2014 at 04:24 UTC
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Raist3d: Still no xtrans...

Yes, I know there are other raw converters for Xtrans, but I have to point out DXO's consistent lack of support for it.

Did they go on record on Xtrans? I would appreciate a link, thanks.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 15, 2014 at 03:12 UTC

Still no xtrans...

Direct link | Posted on Jul 12, 2014 at 08:23 UTC as 4th comment | 4 replies
On What is equivalence and why should I care? article (1829 comments in total)
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photoguy622: Let's not forget the flip side, that a smaller sensor has the benefit of having a great area in focus.

@mostlyboringphotog- as Richard just said. You don't need to stop at the same Fstop. The bigger sensor then effectively is giving you more options. Match the smaller sensor performance or go wider lower iso with shorter DOF which the sampler sensor system won't match.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 7, 2014 at 18:42 UTC
On What is equivalence and why should I care? article (1829 comments in total)
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photoguy622: Let's not forget the flip side, that a smaller sensor has the benefit of having a great area in focus.

@totemic- you "lose" the iso advantage when you do this but at worst it remains pretty much equal, but you still gain the advantage of *the option* of shortening the DOF and gaining an ISO advantage. So basically the bigger sensor system gives you more options on this specific context (not counting the options a smaller system would give you for being smaller physically when carrying around, etc.).

Direct link | Posted on Jul 7, 2014 at 18:40 UTC
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Raist3d: I am a bit confused about the article take on AA removal note D810- I thought the D800E had exactly that too? OPLF removed and not some weird "canceling" process operation?

Enjoyed the writting style.

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Direct link | Posted on Jul 1, 2014 at 05:03 UTC
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Raist3d: I am a bit confused about the article take on AA removal note D810- I thought the D800E had exactly that too? OPLF removed and not some weird "canceling" process operation?

Enjoyed the writting style.

Zograf- thanks for the pointer. I didn't know the D800E was AAless optically. I thought it was really an AAless design.

I stand corrected.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 28, 2014 at 06:24 UTC

I am a bit confused about the article take on AA removal note D810- I thought the D800E had exactly that too? OPLF removed and not some weird "canceling" process operation?

Enjoyed the writting style.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 28, 2014 at 02:08 UTC as 68th comment | 4 replies
On Budget M43: Kodak Pixpro S-1 First Impressions Review article (137 comments in total)

I am surprised it seems they got the color right.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 24, 2014 at 10:32 UTC as 45th comment | 2 replies
On Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III Review preview (724 comments in total)
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locke_fc: Looks pretty good, but I'm waiting for the rumoured Pana LX8 before making any decisions.
Also, I think I will pop a fuse if I ever have to read again the "clickless front dial makes the shooting experience feel disconnected" comment from DPR. If only for that, I just hope Sony change that in the mk IV.

@Photo - Hmm you don't even know that.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 24, 2014 at 08:45 UTC
On Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III Review preview (724 comments in total)
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white shadow: "it has done very little to make it fun to shoot it" pretty sum up the gist of this otherwise quite capable camera.

There is a lot to like about this camera, its compact size, bright zoom lens and larger sensor size. However, the main concern for the photographer is the overall usabilty of the camera. Sony somehow has missed out on that and seem to continue to do so. Thus, I can't disagree with DPR's comment that its a camera that feel more like a camera that will somewhat grudgingly let you take control, rather than an enthusiast camera designed for the committed photographer from the ground up.

Sony need to get a real photographer in its design team to overcome these shortcomings if they are serious in developing its photography market. This seems to be true to its other camera categories as well.

@Jon- You can certainly use the Ricoh easily without having to change many settings. I really think once you get to the asking price of $800 either you get it right or just don't try it out. What i mean is, if the Sony is "just a P&S with possibility of going manual" why they have several features that appeal more to a photographic mind in a way? Why bother that way then. I think they can figure this out while keeping it reasonably good to use. For starters- the handling (physical) -why the bar of soap handling? Why not have just a rubberized line that at least makes the camera more secure to hold?

That's pretty basic. Of course they sell you one as an after thought. It should just be part of the camera.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 24, 2014 at 03:38 UTC
On Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III Review preview (724 comments in total)
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white shadow: "it has done very little to make it fun to shoot it" pretty sum up the gist of this otherwise quite capable camera.

There is a lot to like about this camera, its compact size, bright zoom lens and larger sensor size. However, the main concern for the photographer is the overall usabilty of the camera. Sony somehow has missed out on that and seem to continue to do so. Thus, I can't disagree with DPR's comment that its a camera that feel more like a camera that will somewhat grudgingly let you take control, rather than an enthusiast camera designed for the committed photographer from the ground up.

Sony need to get a real photographer in its design team to overcome these shortcomings if they are serious in developing its photography market. This seems to be true to its other camera categories as well.

@Peevee1 - so I will ask- have you actually handled a Ricoh GR? Have you handled any of these Sonys? ON ergonomics and usability there's just no comparison. The only good thing here for the Sony is the built in EVF and articulated LCD. Nice things for sure but the rest of the camera use is so disconnected. It's just bad - relatively speaking.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 24, 2014 at 03:36 UTC
On Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III Review preview (724 comments in total)
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white shadow: "it has done very little to make it fun to shoot it" pretty sum up the gist of this otherwise quite capable camera.

There is a lot to like about this camera, its compact size, bright zoom lens and larger sensor size. However, the main concern for the photographer is the overall usabilty of the camera. Sony somehow has missed out on that and seem to continue to do so. Thus, I can't disagree with DPR's comment that its a camera that feel more like a camera that will somewhat grudgingly let you take control, rather than an enthusiast camera designed for the committed photographer from the ground up.

Sony need to get a real photographer in its design team to overcome these shortcomings if they are serious in developing its photography market. This seems to be true to its other camera categories as well.

@Peevee1 - Don't even try to compare the ergonomics of the RX100 with the GR. Seriously. You should try a GR before saying that. It runs *circles* around the Sony (or any other compact for that matter) for street life.

The list is pretty endless here- you may not have an EV dial but you certainly have dedicated buttons for it. You also have dial in the front and a jog-control which work for manual exposure or A-priority/S-priority.

You don't get a lock button for the dial. Having a cross-button + dial thing is worse as an interface. And the Sony requires a mandatory grip accessory because it handles like a bar of soap.

The Ricoh GR fits easily in a pocket and it's easy to get out and pick up. It has a generous grip area with rubber. And unless Sony improved the menu response from the RX100 MKII, the menus have a bit of a lag in responding. There's just no comparison. And I am not talking about the customizability the Ricoh has or memory recall.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 24, 2014 at 03:35 UTC
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