Valentinian

Valentinian

Lives in United States FL, United States
Joined on Sep 14, 2011

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On Leica T (Typ 701) First Impressions Review preview (2222 comments in total)
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ARB1: I wonder if I can just purchase the little red Leica sticker and put it on my Olympus OMD.

Nah.... I wouldn't do that to my good old E-M5

Direct link | Posted on Jul 23, 2014 at 02:00 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 Review preview (383 comments in total)
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Biological_Viewfinder: This review is nothing new at all.

I have purchased Panasonic cameras because of DPR reviews, and EVERY SINGLE TIME I WAS EXTREMELY DISSAPOINTED.

I'm never going to fall for it again.

pls give an example, with details

Direct link | Posted on Jul 21, 2014 at 21:16 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 Review preview (383 comments in total)

my longest m4/3 lens is the 75mm. I had the 75-300 but sold it waiting for a prime tele.
Now, considering how much the Olympus 300/4 will cost (when....), and given the DPreview 82 score for this Pan. FZ1000, am wondering if I should buy this camera instead of waiting for an improbable accessible 300mm prime....

Direct link | Posted on Jul 21, 2014 at 20:44 UTC as 98th comment
On Nikon 1 V3 First Impressions Review preview (612 comments in total)

When Nikon released originally the system 1, were they trying to undermine the m4/3 ? or were they experimenting with the mirrorless system (without interfering with their APS-C ?
In any case, Nikon's System 1 did not undermine the m4/3; however, they succeeded experimenting with the mirrorless system (and probably made a lot of money as well).
So, now that the system 1 is showing its inherent high end limitation, is Nikon ready for a FF (or APS-C) mirrorless?

Direct link | Posted on Jul 16, 2014 at 15:01 UTC as 67th comment | 2 replies
On Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III Review preview (721 comments in total)

another month, and we'll see how the coming Panasonic LX8 will compare to this camera.
competition is good...

Direct link | Posted on Jun 23, 2014 at 15:38 UTC as 142nd comment
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Valentinian: is it correct to assume that a curved sensor should be more useful with wide angle lenses than with tele?

IMO some company will make a professional full size curved sensor ultrawide fixed lens camera

Direct link | Posted on Jun 18, 2014 at 13:15 UTC

is it correct to assume that a curved sensor should be more useful with wide angle lenses than with tele?

Direct link | Posted on Jun 18, 2014 at 12:29 UTC as 81st comment | 3 replies
On Panasonic FZ1000: Not just another superzoom... article (158 comments in total)

Now as panasonic is about to release also the LX8, with 1" sensor and lens 24-90(equivalent)/F2-2.8, it would have been nice if this superzoom lens were 90-400 instead of overlapping with the LX8. (but that's just my opinion)

Direct link | Posted on Jun 12, 2014 at 15:47 UTC as 29th comment | 2 replies
On Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III First Impressions Review preview (2979 comments in total)

What is the competition ?
Lumix LX-8 - same sensor size; 24-90mm (equivalent); F 2-2.8
to be announced July 16

It will be very interesting reading DPR's comparison of the two cameras.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 11, 2014 at 00:09 UTC as 62nd comment | 2 replies
On Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III First Impressions Review preview (2979 comments in total)
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reginalddwight: Thank you for the additional photos now archived in the photo gallery.

I am impressed by the IQ and low light performance of this pocketable compact.

Could have fooled me that the photographer did not have fun taking these photos. The pictures look intimate and engaging.

Then , wait for July 16 for Panasonic announcement of Lumix LX8 which will be 24-90mm equivalent/F2-2.8 with the same size sensor as Sony RX100III.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 10, 2014 at 23:58 UTC
On Walmart sues photographer's widow over family pictures article (200 comments in total)

(continuing my previous post):
Things can get complicated because of the Walmart enormous long-term success. Therefore the original photos could be considered an "historic" document, and the Waltons loose any right to the photos picturing their images.
So, in conclusion, only the photographer has rights to the photos.
IMO

Direct link | Posted on May 20, 2014 at 16:03 UTC as 49th comment
On Walmart sues photographer's widow over family pictures article (200 comments in total)

An analogy
1) an architect is hired to do a set of plans for someone who wants to build a building.
2) plans done, the architect gets paid, the plans are given to a contractor who builds the building.
3) ten years later the owner of the building, tells the contractor to build another building based on the same plans paid for ten years earlier.
4) But the architect wants to be paid to allow them to use again the same plans .
Law suit and counter law suit.
Who do you think will win?
THE ARCHITECT will win, because the plans are HIS/HER intellectual property.

Now, back to the photograps issue.
the photographer was originallly paid, but still holds intellectual property of the photos.
The Waltons do not have property of the photos, however, their consent to commercialize their image in the photos was only temporary, for the original occasion.
Now, use of the photos must be negotiated by two groups, each having some rights, none of them having the whole right of use.

Direct link | Posted on May 20, 2014 at 15:53 UTC as 50th comment
On Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III First Impressions Review preview (2979 comments in total)

could this camera replace the need for a 12mm-35mm lens (for a m4/3)?

Direct link | Posted on May 16, 2014 at 13:26 UTC as 634th comment | 4 replies
On MIT algorithm predicts photo popularity article (97 comments in total)

Maybe the point of MIT algorithm is not to measure how worthy is a photo: just how easy are people to be fooled

Direct link | Posted on Apr 29, 2014 at 23:34 UTC as 18th comment | 2 replies
On MIT algorithm predicts photo popularity article (97 comments in total)

Well, in my modest gallery here I have a couple of cats and some birds. I don't know what that means, but my cats have been viewed an average of 2x times more than the birds... (the record is a black cat by night: 439 times). Instead, my favorite picture (moonlight over the ocean) was viewed fewer times than even the birds...
wonder if a bikini would beat the cat...

Direct link | Posted on Apr 29, 2014 at 13:04 UTC as 35th comment | 2 replies
On Leica T (Typ 701) First Impressions Review preview (2222 comments in total)
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J Parker: Leica gets a disproportionate share of animosity that I'm still trying to figure out.

Leica introduces an $8,000 monochrome camera and many of us are outraged.
But Phase One introduces a monochrome camera that costs 5x the price ($40,000!) and the forums here are silent -- no outrage -- nothing.

It must be a Leica thing...

My auto fanatic friends look forward to the next model by Ferrari, Lamborghini, or Spyker, etc. None of them will ever buy a car that costs $500,000, but they don't whine and complain because Ferrari prices it how they choose. And these vehicles have a several month waiting list if you can get one at all. This is the same crowd that buys Leica. Exotic cars and exotic cameras are marketed to individuals who often do not have the same budget considerations as most of us. Leica has the same right to cater to this market as Ferrari does.

My auto fanatic friends don't stop enjoying their Mustangs when Ferrari puts out a new model. Enjoy the camera you have.

maybe you are exaggerating a little? I know a retired high school math professor who, in the days past bough a Leica M 7. Now, one day he sadly told me that in this digital era his Leica is museum item (but he has no intention of selling it, and he does have a Nikon with Zeiss lenses).
So, you see, there are people passionate for photography and willing to do financial sacrifices to buy a high quality camera.
So the question is, how does this Leica T fit in the Leica high quality tradition?

Direct link | Posted on Apr 26, 2014 at 16:26 UTC
On Leica T (Typ 701) First Impressions Review preview (2222 comments in total)
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Nigel45: For that price I'd want some kind a viewfinder. Thats why I've got an E2.

if you can afford $ 7,000 plus for T and some lenses, what would be the problem to add $ 400 for the EVF ?
besides, in a couple of years a more stellar EVF will be avaible....

Direct link | Posted on Apr 25, 2014 at 16:46 UTC
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Nukunukoo: Nice camera, but, can anyone explain to me WHY would I buy one?

yes, why should you buy it when someone should give it to you for your birthday...

Direct link | Posted on Apr 25, 2014 at 12:58 UTC
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Mirrorless Crusader: $1750 for a kit lens, what a joke

Hopefully this lens doesn't need in-camera or PP corrections for distortions, CA etc....

Direct link | Posted on Apr 25, 2014 at 12:52 UTC
On Lytro announces Illum light field camera article (346 comments in total)

With the focusing speed, accuracy and focus point choice that m4/3 cameras are getting, isn't the Lithro technology on a dead end? why focus after taking a picture , when you can focus before ? what am I missing?

Direct link | Posted on Apr 22, 2014 at 14:42 UTC as 94th comment | 5 replies
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