RichardBalonglong

RichardBalonglong

Lives in Philippines Baguio City, Philippines
Works as a Photojournalist
Joined on Aug 15, 2010

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On Challenge of Challenges: vote for the best shot of 2013 article (121 comments in total)
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AmirhosainD90: As you can see, it's obvious that all of these shots are extremely manipulated. So this is CG challenge, not photography challenge!
I'm hero, if I could take a super shot by proper selection of subject, frame, exposure, speed, Angle, ... right on the scene and submit my shot SOOC. Everyone can sit behind his laptop and render an artificial design better than these by "3D Max", "Photoshop", "Corel", ... even without a camera.
At last, photographers should separate their ways from graphistes!

Extremely manipulated?? Not even one of the images presented are manipulated. The colors and contrasts were just enhanced, but not manipulated.
The way you talk about photography, it seems that you're just a guy with an camera and just use it for pixel-peeping.
I advise you to get out and capture photographs more often in the field and in good lighting situation, great subjects, and using skills in photography in actual shoot, and not just sitting in front of your computer and bashing others' images as if you're the master of photography...

Direct link | Posted on Jan 5, 2014 at 18:38 UTC
On Challenge of Challenges: vote for the best shot of 2013 article (121 comments in total)
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Robert Soderlund: Fine looking photos, but all unrealistic and should be considered as art photography.

Photography is not just emotional or artistic art, it should also include truth, honesty, and documentary, and be able to show the world we live in, sometimes in the most true way possible.

What are you talking about? There are at least 13 images there about documentary and obviously are legit and not staged. There's one that's staged, and there's one candid.
All of those images are realistic and true, it happened that they are all captured in great lighting and moment...

Direct link | Posted on Jan 5, 2014 at 18:23 UTC
On Want to remember something? Don't take a photo article (185 comments in total)

I looked at the photographs I captured 10 years ago, seeing those photographs immediately reminds me of those days and reminded me we had lots of fun... Without those photographs I captured before, I have totally forgotten about those days...
Well... My experience contradicts the article...

Direct link | Posted on Dec 16, 2013 at 06:42 UTC as 21st comment
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Michael Ma: It needs full frame. Stop it with this dime sized sensor business.

Everyone knows MF is crap, LF is where it is at! XD

Direct link | Posted on Nov 16, 2013 at 12:21 UTC
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PK24X36NOW: Sorry, but I don't get it, Pentax. This is a 2:1 zoom ratio, relatively slow, variable aperture lens that isn't very wide on the wide end, isn't very long on the long end, and you want 849 POUNDS for it (I don't even want to think of what that is in dollars)?!

The main thing that's "limited" about this lens is what - range, versatility??

You would think that for your top-line lenses, you should be able to muster a 3:1 zoom ratio, constant aperture, and a focal length range that isn't boring.

Pentax have what you're looking for, it's the SMC Pentax DA* 16-50mm f/2.8 - All Weather Sealed... But that lens is HUGE and HEAVY...

This new 20-40mm lens is for people who want a tiny zoom lens with high quality optics and sports a silent AF and weather sealing...

Direct link | Posted on Nov 7, 2013 at 05:35 UTC
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Michael de Ruijter: Is that seriously the hood ? ? ?

It can't be . . .

That lens may be very great in handling lens flare, so maybe, the purpose of the hood is just for protection, also maybe just enough height to keep flares off... =)

Direct link | Posted on Nov 7, 2013 at 05:11 UTC
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luxor2: Looks like a traditional Leica RF lens barrel

The design was based from Super Takumar lenses...

Direct link | Posted on Nov 7, 2013 at 05:09 UTC
On Nikon Df preview (2817 comments in total)
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Timbukto: Anyone not suffering from senility find it hypocritical that a 'pure photography camera' had to use youtube video shorts to hype up the introduction of the DF? That they couldn't solely tell the story through B&W shots with PP'd film grain on prints and snail-mailed to the local camera clubs and camera repair shops?

I mean does it really escape some folks that they've just watched teasers on youtube including a man squeeze his giotto blower around the camp fire for ages, all for a product absolutely incapable of video? I mean they do realize that they are reading comments and press releases on the interweb about this camera through modern mediums of communication and sharing?

The love for this camera can not come from pure nostalgia alone, but the onset of mild dementia. Please pass on this camera and keep money for your health care.

Wow, what a low comment there...

Direct link | Posted on Nov 6, 2013 at 03:13 UTC
On Nikon Df preview (2817 comments in total)
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mpgxsvcd: Nikon just created a camera that none of their competitors will ever dare to compete against. Freaking Brilliant is what this is.

A lot of Pentax users have been demanding Pentax to make one for years already, a digital Pentax Spotmatic or a digital LX, but the company won't make one and doesn't even make any FF Pentax camera. Now that this Nikon Df is out, dayum...

Direct link | Posted on Nov 5, 2013 at 17:18 UTC
On Retro Nikon 'DF' emerges from the shadows article (1396 comments in total)
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vFunct: Mirrorless cameras are junk. They're like cell-phone cameras, with their visual preview lag, but they're not as useful as cell phones because they aren't pocketable.

There are only two useful camera classes: dSLRs and cell phones. Everything else is a useless compromise that isn't as good as either.

There are absolutely NO professionals that use mirror less cameras at a press event. Every press photographer uses either a Nikon or Canon, while the writers use iPhones.

Mirrorless cameras aren't as good as an dSLR or a cell phone, and therefore nobody uses them.

They are junk toys.

vFunct:
Wow... You are one arrogant clue-less arm-chair "photographer".
Maybe you should get out in front of your computer and live the actual world around you.

PS.: I'm a press photographer for a nation-wide newspaper publication, and guess what, I don't use neither Nikon or Canon, and I even use both DSLRs AND mirror less, and guess what again, a lot of shots from my mirror less have already been published by the editors...

Direct link | Posted on Nov 4, 2013 at 06:23 UTC
On Retro Nikon 'DF' emerges from the shadows article (1396 comments in total)

This Nikon DF looks like a Pentax especially the side-view photo, even the size...
But, I like it! It's like a Pentax body but with a full frame sensor and a huge view finder...
=)

Direct link | Posted on Nov 2, 2013 at 14:37 UTC as 196th comment | 1 reply
On Pentax K-3 preview (959 comments in total)
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samhain: If I was shopping for an aps-c dslr, I'd choose the k-3 over either Canon or Nikon aps-c offerings.

Now Pentax just needs some fast f1.4 glass.
An f1.2 wouldn't hurt either.

Go for the K-3, and go for the Pentax FA 31mm f/1.8. It's not 1.4, but man that's a fantastic lens!

Direct link | Posted on Oct 14, 2013 at 08:46 UTC
On Pentax K-3 preview (959 comments in total)
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Al Valentino: Been a dedicated nikon shooter for about 10 years but in 2013 i sold all my Nikon gear for a Fuji XE1 with zero regrets. However, i have been watching pentax and if i ever decide to reinvest in a DSLR i suspect Pentax will be it. I like what they are doing and also think the body design is superior.

Yep. The Pentax has a superior body design. All of my Pentax DSLR are all tough. The rubber grippings doesn't warp and the body is tough, the shutter is silent, and the weather sealing is the real deal.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 10, 2013 at 13:33 UTC
On Pentax K-3 preview (959 comments in total)
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Silvarum: Pentax may not have FF, but in APS-C DSLR market Pentax provides best price/performance in my opinion.

@jonny: I too am a dedicated Pentax user, yes Pentax have the 645D but it can only shoot 1fps? How about the price of that camera and also the lenses? Say, the Nikon D600 is around $2,000 for the body versus the Pentax 645D that costs $7,000 jor body only? Is that readily affordable for many photographers? 645D is a great camera in its nature, it's great for landscape, for portraits, studio. It's a great camera for photographers who demands outstanding details in their photographs. But how about photographers who want more than from an APS-C format, and a medium format is too much. Many photographers demand good details, great IQ, and that can shoot at least more than 1fps, those are photographers like sports shooters and photojournalists...

Direct link | Posted on Oct 9, 2013 at 14:47 UTC

Well... The designers are into minimalism, and they delivered a simple yet striking camera... I say, this camera is beautiful in its nature... Are whiners expect something like a Transformers camera?

Direct link | Posted on Oct 9, 2013 at 14:14 UTC as 102nd comment
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Gesture: Welcome, welcome upgrade and features to K-5 and a great competitor to Nikon D7100. But what is it with companies and naming. The next camera will be the K-1 and, then, there is no where to go. Others have boxed themselves in with naming everything the X Z and/or 1.

Naming is not a problem. Going back to Pentax film cameras naming, there's a lot to take from. They have the K, M, P, Pz, Z, and a lot more...
If Pentax will make a FF, they can name it to Z-1D or something else...

Direct link | Posted on Oct 8, 2013 at 07:01 UTC
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Sdaniella: Pentax K-3:
Max 8.3 fps
Up to 22 RAW shots = (Max 2.65s timespan covered)
Up to 60 JPEG Large (★★★) = (Max 7.23s timespan covered)

Canon EOS 7D:
Max 8.0 fps
Up to 23/25 RAW (Large/Fine) shots = (Max 2.88s to 3.13s timespan covered)
Up to 110/130 JPEG (Large/Fine) = (Max 13.75s to 16.25s timespan covered)
Up to 17/17 RAW+JPEG (Large/Fine) = (Max 2.12s timespan covered)

the longer the timespan covered with many more shots, the better...

e.g.

JPEG:

110/130 vs 60, means 7D has 83% to 117% more hi-fps shot coverage than K-3,

and

13.75s/16.25s vs 7.23s, 7D has 90% to 125% more timespan coverage, than the K-3.

~ double the coverage

Feeling Insecured by the new K-3?

Direct link | Posted on Oct 8, 2013 at 06:56 UTC
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Superka: This is much better then DSLR.
Let's shoot film again.

Not THAT better than DSLR. But it's more exciting than a DSLR as you have to process and wait to see the results. I also love using film, but I only now use it for fun and for art. But for work, I won't use it.
By the way, I use Pentax 6x7 and Pentax K1000 until today... ;)

Direct link | Posted on Oct 6, 2013 at 16:57 UTC
On Ten items you should have in your camera bag article (288 comments in total)

...and a bottled drinking water!
It always saves me during and after shooting especially when I'm on assignment and/or hiking...

Direct link | Posted on Oct 5, 2013 at 21:19 UTC as 61st comment | 1 reply
On Fashion photography with the 41MP Nokia Lumia 1020 article (124 comments in total)

Nice... It's fun to use 'inferior' devices in a pro workflow... I did tried it with my iPhone 4s and used it with a strong continuous light with softbox, works like a charm and it looked like it was captured using a DSLR. It's fun, but still will not use it for serious and paid work...

Direct link | Posted on Oct 2, 2013 at 06:25 UTC as 33rd comment
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