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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On Ricoh expands Q series with Pentax Q-S1 article (352 comments in total)
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mcshan: I don't mind the concept but there is no way I would take Q over the Panasonic GM1 which has a much larger sensor and some terrific lenses available.
The GM1 is also very small.

I would have taken the GM1 over the Q if it wasn't for the fact the GM1 handles horrible.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 5, 2014 at 02:00 UTC
On Ricoh expands Q series with Pentax Q-S1 article (352 comments in total)

As a long time Q photographer, I must say I like this design. But I feel they should have included the built in wi-fi and would have been a nicer announcement if they had come out with the telephoto macro *and* a very fast prime (I keep asking Pentax/Ricoh for this, it's the only reason I am using a J4 at the moment).

The Q is indeed a very fun system with a very rich photographer centric feature set. For all the barking and bickering of some, it would be nice if those at least had a nice portfolio, but most if not all don't.

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Direct link | Posted on Aug 5, 2014 at 01:21 UTC as 61st comment | 5 replies
On Ricoh expands Q series with Pentax Q-S1 article (352 comments in total)
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iAPX: Where is the point for a 1/1.7" sensor, when there is offer with 1"™ sensors (that are largely under 1 inch), and APS-C sensors.

Smaller system.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 5, 2014 at 01:16 UTC
On Ricoh expands Q series with Pentax Q-S1 article (352 comments in total)
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RichRMA: The original Q was nicer, it had a metal body.

While it I like this latest design better than Q7, I have to agree with the original poster the Q body is nicer. Magnesium alloy and really small.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 5, 2014 at 01:16 UTC
On Photographing Thailand with the Nokia Lumia 1020 article (155 comments in total)
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larrytusaz: Are you kidding me? You are taking a trip to another country, with all of the photographic opportunities that presents, and you use a PHONE? What next, a Casio Swatch Watch? Be real. Okay, a Canon 1DX and L glass perhaps would've been a bit heavy to lug everywhere, but would using something like an Olympus E-PM2 or Sony A6000 have killed you?

It should be REQUIRED by a licensed photography governing body that if you call yourself a professional photographer, you MUST use a real camera for every single professional pursuit you engage in and publicize as part of your "brand," or your license to practice photography professionally will be revoked. This is a bunch of nonsense, and people like that should be MADE--yes, MADE--to do otherwise, or run out of town on a rail.

Well I see a few problems here. First you are nobody to tell another photographer that makes his own work what equipment to use. If you have BRAIN and taste as you say, this realization would have hit you seen incredible work of professionals who even have picked a Holga plastic camera because it was giving them a particular look they were going for- because these are just tools. It's the photographer who creates the photograph.

Two, a cursory look at your flicker gallery does not reveal you have half the "taste" to make a call like this. Unless of course you have a truly awesome gallery somewhere. You seem caught up in equipment. No wonder.

Finally, whether you like it or not, your wish isn't happening. You would do better focusing on your photography. Again, you are no one to tell another photographer what to use. And there's several galleries that prove what you think wrong anyhow.

Have fun.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 5, 2014 at 00:54 UTC
On Photographing Thailand with the Nokia Lumia 1020 article (155 comments in total)
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Soggoth: Umm.. so what exactly these photos are doing on the DPR top page?

Now, that is a good question :-)

Direct link | Posted on Aug 3, 2014 at 21:06 UTC
On Photographing Thailand with the Nokia Lumia 1020 article (155 comments in total)
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larrytusaz: Are you kidding me? You are taking a trip to another country, with all of the photographic opportunities that presents, and you use a PHONE? What next, a Casio Swatch Watch? Be real. Okay, a Canon 1DX and L glass perhaps would've been a bit heavy to lug everywhere, but would using something like an Olympus E-PM2 or Sony A6000 have killed you?

It should be REQUIRED by a licensed photography governing body that if you call yourself a professional photographer, you MUST use a real camera for every single professional pursuit you engage in and publicize as part of your "brand," or your license to practice photography professionally will be revoked. This is a bunch of nonsense, and people like that should be MADE--yes, MADE--to do otherwise, or run out of town on a rail.

Why should people do *as you say*. You are taking a moral high ground that does not look like you can take. There's professional work done with cameras you would not consider. Who are you to say that people should be made to use the cameras you consider ok to use?

And look, you can go all the way to say any of the cameras you mention aren't good enough. Medium format or nothing.

Oh and stock agencies are taking mobile photos now. And no, they are not being forced to shut down. Where is this totalitarism calming from and why? Who are you to say any of this? Do you have even the portfolio to take this high ground?

Who are you to tell other photographers what they should use?

Direct link | Posted on Aug 3, 2014 at 21:04 UTC
On Photographing Thailand with the Nokia Lumia 1020 article (155 comments in total)
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Michael Ma: It should be a requirement to post pics into your gallery before you can post comments.

Before you hit upload for the first time, you'll make 2 realizations:

First, it's harder than it looks, and if you have anything worth uploading, you'll at least realize the time and the work that goes into each picture and never again leave such hateful comments because you can see the effort. It's impossible to leave hateful comments when you can see the effort that was put into it, no matter how bad the picture is.

Second, those pics that you haven't posted thinking they are better, are almost certainly much worse in the eyes of the general public. It almost always is. It's probably lacking composition, highlights are probably blown out, the dynamic range isn't being maximized, pics show no understanding of color, etc.

If you think your pics are great or terrible, you should upload them. Because putting yourself out there really helps you elevate your own standards in an incredible way.

It is indeed amusing how most of the most brutal comments come from people with no portfolio to show or faux-tographers with horrible snaps.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 3, 2014 at 08:37 UTC
On Photographing Thailand with the Nokia Lumia 1020 article (155 comments in total)
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larrytusaz: Are you kidding me? You are taking a trip to another country, with all of the photographic opportunities that presents, and you use a PHONE? What next, a Casio Swatch Watch? Be real. Okay, a Canon 1DX and L glass perhaps would've been a bit heavy to lug everywhere, but would using something like an Olympus E-PM2 or Sony A6000 have killed you?

It should be REQUIRED by a licensed photography governing body that if you call yourself a professional photographer, you MUST use a real camera for every single professional pursuit you engage in and publicize as part of your "brand," or your license to practice photography professionally will be revoked. This is a bunch of nonsense, and people like that should be MADE--yes, MADE--to do otherwise, or run out of town on a rail.

And? Last time I checked stock photo agencies do not dictate what camera I can use or impose some sort of "license" to be a "licensed professional photographer" to abide by. Moreover, there are stock agencies now accepting phone pics too. Just FYI.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 3, 2014 at 08:35 UTC
On Photographing Thailand with the Nokia Lumia 1020 article (155 comments in total)
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inframan: The bitter pettiness of the most "popular" comments on this article perfectly illustrates the pathetic state of amateur photography (or, preferably as a category: camera ownership) these days. Small wonder the majority of talented members of DPR left the site long ago .

Spot on.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 3, 2014 at 08:31 UTC
On Photographing Thailand with the Nokia Lumia 1020 article (155 comments in total)
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larrytusaz: Are you kidding me? You are taking a trip to another country, with all of the photographic opportunities that presents, and you use a PHONE? What next, a Casio Swatch Watch? Be real. Okay, a Canon 1DX and L glass perhaps would've been a bit heavy to lug everywhere, but would using something like an Olympus E-PM2 or Sony A6000 have killed you?

It should be REQUIRED by a licensed photography governing body that if you call yourself a professional photographer, you MUST use a real camera for every single professional pursuit you engage in and publicize as part of your "brand," or your license to practice photography professionally will be revoked. This is a bunch of nonsense, and people like that should be MADE--yes, MADE--to do otherwise, or run out of town on a rail.

I am so happy no such body nor law exists (at least where I live) to cater to the nonsense you wrote above. A true photographer creates photographs with any equipment he or she sees fit for the job, needs or wants. Let the portfolios and the photos speak and apply to the proper weight to the claims.

I say this now as someone who got a photograph published in the latest San Francisco Symphony award winning production, music cover. I took that with an e-420, I could have easily taken that with a Pentax Q7. They did not care what I used- they cared about the photograph I took.

I am so glad I am past associating my photography or skill with a particular camera brand, type or model. There are photographs hanging in galleries that were created with "lesser equipment."

Direct link | Posted on Aug 2, 2014 at 15:28 UTC
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Michael_13: Excellent sensor and lenses, but I think the camera handling suffers from size and lack of buttons. Tried it today in a store, but would rather take GM1 (if it had proper flash management).

@monkey - going by enthusiast camera design description- the GM1 is hardly designed with the enthusiast in mind either.
At this point I am looking at this at least from the point of view of a street photographer's camera.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 2, 2014 at 05:52 UTC
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Michael_13: Excellent sensor and lenses, but I think the camera handling suffers from size and lack of buttons. Tried it today in a store, but would rather take GM1 (if it had proper flash management).

Simon- I will have to reserve that judgement and see it for myself. I tried the GM1 no less than four times including a reasonably long night photo walk and I can say categorically that the wheel in the back is exactly the complete utter disaster Michael Reichman states in the review.

I am not saying I may not end agreeing with you ultimately, or that I don't put some weight in what you said, but I am not going to simply go by that at this point without seeing for myself, as I have come to discover for street life a lot of things work that people think don't.

Thought I settled on a Nikon 1 J4 for my street work for now.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 2, 2014 at 05:51 UTC
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Michael_13: Excellent sensor and lenses, but I think the camera handling suffers from size and lack of buttons. Tried it today in a store, but would rather take GM1 (if it had proper flash management).

I would not touch the GM1 with a ten foot pole. Tried it 4 times and the command dial is simply horrible. Makes the Samsung look good.

Luminous Landscape seems to agree:

http://www.luminous-landscape.com/reviews/cameras/panasonic_gm1.shtml

The World's Worst Control Ring
The GM1's rear control ring is simply a disaster.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 1, 2014 at 16:40 UTC
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Raist3d: Wow Samsung well done. I wish they had a telephoto out of the gate.

I realize there's that option but as you said, it makes the camera big. Which is why I stand by what I said- I don't see much point in buying a small camera only to adapt it with bigger lenses.

I realize it's good to have options, but the option I want is the native lenses.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 1, 2014 at 16:38 UTC

Wow Samsung well done. I wish they had a telephoto out of the gate.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 1, 2014 at 11:36 UTC as 26th comment | 2 replies
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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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