Raist3d

Raist3d

Lives in United States Canyon Country, CA, 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 Winners of Red Bull Illume 2013 contest announced article (19 comments in total)

That first shot looks awesome.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 1, 2013 at 02:45 UTC as 20th comment
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Arree: sounds need in theory, but if Nikon needs as long as a D16-85 VR f4 to take this in production, the design is absolete before we can see it working in a actual real camera.
Soon the mirrorles cameras will take over.

And this idea can't work in a mirror less camera because....?

Direct link | Posted on Aug 30, 2013 at 09:25 UTC

I was wondering if this was going to happen... awesome it is.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 30, 2013 at 09:25 UTC as 46th comment | 1 reply
On _DSC05369a in the Movie Magic - Film posters on streets challenge (9 comments in total)

My big apologies to the winner. U thought at first the people depicted in the shot *were part of te movie poster*. It has become all too common to say "great capture" to a shot of someone else's art and I made the mistake of thinking the people shown were part of the poster.

My sincerest apologies to JohnK.

Yes, it is indeed a great photograph.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 29, 2013 at 00:15 UTC as 1st comment
On _DSC05369a in the Movie Magic - Film posters on streets challenge (9 comments in total)
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Raist3d: No offense, but this is the photo of someone else's art.

Actually babalu no, not at all. Its about interaction of people with the poster. But I see I made a grave mistake and I will reply to that in a new reply.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 29, 2013 at 00:13 UTC
On Ricoh announces 'HD' update to Pentax DA Limited primes article (192 comments in total)
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tkbslc: Seems pretty expensive for such slow lenses.

You need to look beyond mere aperture here. The lenses aren't that slow and a K-5/K-5ii/K-5iis with its class leading ISO can certainly use them in a wide variety of situations.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 28, 2013 at 08:02 UTC
On Ricoh announces 'HD' update to Pentax DA Limited primes article (192 comments in total)
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bcalkins: Nice set of compact primes - Pentax seems to get what is possible with APS-C in terms of offering small, dedicated primes with focal lengths that make sense for a 1.5 crop sensor...

And Pentax lenses are all mechanical focus. Quite different.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 28, 2013 at 07:58 UTC
On Ricoh announces 'HD' update to Pentax DA Limited primes article (192 comments in total)
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yabokkie: these are good lenses if we go back say 40 years, not today. the old good lenses may be best for video use so they are doing it right. only I don't see once popular K mount for video.

btw, Zeiss T* coating was licensed from Pentax 40 some years ago.

Have you used these lenses? No? Then you don't know what you are talking about.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 28, 2013 at 07:56 UTC
On _DSC05369a in the Movie Magic - Film posters on streets challenge (9 comments in total)

No offense, but this is the photo of someone else's art.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 27, 2013 at 07:21 UTC as 4th comment | 3 replies
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Stealthy Ninja: I live in Hong Kong and honestly these pictures (though very nice) aren't too special. Most people could go out and take these photos pretty easily if they lived here. In fact on his page number 8 looks very similar to a place nearby where I live.

They look pretty nice though, don't get me wrong.

I don't think it changes what he said. How come this wasn't done before if it's that trivial?

Direct link | Posted on Aug 26, 2013 at 08:12 UTC
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41mm: Shame on you Apple: You are designing in California and the new Mac Pro is assembled in the USA, but the also in California based Foveon Company with its 3XF Raw-Files you doesn't support. Thats not cool. But this have to be the Next Step !!

Lightroom doesn't support X3F either. Maybe the reason is because X3F is such a minority market not worth the pipeline changes for them?

Direct link | Posted on Aug 23, 2013 at 16:13 UTC
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Zvonimir Tosic: I suspect Apple is doing this partly on a purpose, and by design — delaying important camera support — because it is in their best interest that as many people as possible use iPhone as the primary snap tool. When camera isn't properly supported, people will be reluctant to utilise it fully and will feel frustration, which they believe is due to camera manufacturer not doing their job (with Apple) properly — not the other way round.

Otherwise, Apple won't be able to brag around iPhone is the most popular "camera" on Flickr.
Adobe, however, is in neutral position re all that hardware wars, and despite their questionable recent Creative Cloud moves, I believe with faster and timely updates they are a far better option for the photographers out there.

I mean, Pentax 645D support coming out after 3 YEARS since camera's been introduced ... Apple, shame on you.

" Aperture is wasted on the iPhone. " - How exactly is Aperture "wasted on the iPhone?" That seems ridiculous in a news clip where Apple updated their raw converter support? Since when Aperture supported "iPhone raw?" You are not making any sense.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 23, 2013 at 16:11 UTC
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Zvonimir Tosic: I suspect Apple is doing this partly on a purpose, and by design — delaying important camera support — because it is in their best interest that as many people as possible use iPhone as the primary snap tool. When camera isn't properly supported, people will be reluctant to utilise it fully and will feel frustration, which they believe is due to camera manufacturer not doing their job (with Apple) properly — not the other way round.

Otherwise, Apple won't be able to brag around iPhone is the most popular "camera" on Flickr.
Adobe, however, is in neutral position re all that hardware wars, and despite their questionable recent Creative Cloud moves, I believe with faster and timely updates they are a far better option for the photographers out there.

I mean, Pentax 645D support coming out after 3 YEARS since camera's been introduced ... Apple, shame on you.

That doesn't even begin to make sense. It's not like Apple has the only raw converter in the market.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 23, 2013 at 07:24 UTC
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DukeCC: Since colorizing digitally does not take away from the original, I am fine with it. Why not take advantage of a world where we can have both--faithful, historical examples PLUS digitally enhanced versions that can only add to our experience?

Actually bw photos are quite true - its what was captured. What she did is guessing I have no problem if she got the photographers consent to do this but otherwise its a bit like stealing

Direct link | Posted on Aug 19, 2013 at 18:29 UTC
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GeorgeD200: This, I hate. The fact that these photos would be printed in B&W was a central compositional factor to most of the photographers at the time. Adding color is disingenuous to their original work. It cheapens the photo and the artist that colorized them.

Many of these photos were designed to document a particular event, and color composition wasn't part of the equation. To add color to photos like "Migrant Mother" suggests information that is artificial. We don't know what color blouse she wore, and to suggest a color would be dishonest, unless properly identified as an artists interpretation, like colorized drawings of dinosaurs.

That still doesn't change what he said. First not all photos are that old. Second you don't know if the photographer would have unequivocally chosen color instead of bw.

A lot if most art is created within constraints- those constraints playing a certain focus to the final product. This is a bit of stealing someone else's work.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 19, 2013 at 18:25 UTC
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(unknown member): Black and white purists really need to lighten up and open their minds. As long as the color process looks realistic I don't see how any photographer should be upset about these images. The black and white versions are not all of a sudden going to disappear.

Its far more than simple black and white purism. Its a form of vandalism and its ring called art.

I have no problem with her doing this to photos whose authors approve of it.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 19, 2013 at 18:22 UTC
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BigEnso: And I'll bet she can add a mustache to the Mona Lisa as well.

Or maybe she can take her own bw photos and convert them to color instead of stealing the work of someone else ?

Direct link | Posted on Aug 19, 2013 at 18:16 UTC

Bad idea. There's reasons other than the time why some of these are in bw. This isn't too far from Richard Prince thievery (but at least what she did requires skill).

The issue is not talent or not here but why steal someone else's work like that and bastardize it.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 19, 2013 at 18:15 UTC as 60th comment | 4 replies
On Olympus stems losses but PEN sales disappoint article (233 comments in total)
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Maaku: Out of Sony, Panasonic, Fuji, Oly, which, if not all, will be out of the camera business...?
With the consumer market in turmoil, these four are really in trouble, Panasonic and Sony might leave the entire consumer market. I think Fuji has a chance although cameras are only about 4% of their business and losing money, They'll
stay in because of the X line. Olympus is toast, they keep pumping out new models of mirrorless, and the market just isn't growing like they thought.
Maybe Samsung will by one of them

@Vadimka- it's simply because he says so apparently. But let's wait to see his portfolio to see if he knows what he's talking about.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 15, 2013 at 05:17 UTC
On Olympus stems losses but PEN sales disappoint article (233 comments in total)
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Maaku: Out of Sony, Panasonic, Fuji, Oly, which, if not all, will be out of the camera business...?
With the consumer market in turmoil, these four are really in trouble, Panasonic and Sony might leave the entire consumer market. I think Fuji has a chance although cameras are only about 4% of their business and losing money, They'll
stay in because of the X line. Olympus is toast, they keep pumping out new models of mirrorless, and the market just isn't growing like they thought.
Maybe Samsung will by one of them

@yabokkie - once again, apparently reality seems to strike against your claim as several pro photographers seem to be using quite successfully X-system cameras. But you know, maybe you can show us your portfolio to weight your comments accordingly. If you don't have some reasonably good photography, it's quite easy to understand when you are coming from.

Here's some of mine- assorted cameras.

http://raist3d.typepad.com/photos/small_portfolio_sample/index.html

Direct link | Posted on Aug 15, 2013 at 05:17 UTC
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