RichardBalonglong

RichardBalonglong

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

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In the years to come, expect crappy published photos and expect articles to have lesser quality...
Expect missed-out right-time-right-moment photos because the reporter was busy interviewing, and also expect missed-out essential interviews because the reporter was busy taking photographs...

Direct link | Posted on Jun 1, 2013 at 10:25 UTC as 57th comment | 5 replies
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MAKfoto: 1.8 ... less in focus ,great for over creative nerds ,expensive and actually useless fast aperture for a wide zoom with latest cameras giving great results at high ISO's and increasing by the day ,another Merrill foveon fluff ,Sigma is desperate to prove that they also can do something better than Canon and Nikon ....thank goodness it is for APS-C ,whose shooters always complain about the high price lenses of FX.
All kit 18-55 lenses from Nikon,Canon and Fuji are sharp if one knows how to shoot.
Sure go get it you want it.
good luck!

@ Mak: Arrogance is dangerous my friend...

Direct link | Posted on Apr 18, 2013 at 10:51 UTC
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Mouser: What about Apple Aperture??

@ MPA1:
Yes, there a lot actually. It's amazing that you ask about it.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 29, 2013 at 05:52 UTC

Why not both need and want?
I need a camera and lens to produce what's in my vision.
I want a camera and lens that fits my own personal taste.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 20, 2013 at 05:59 UTC as 37th comment
On Pentax MX-1 Preview preview (214 comments in total)
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ogl: Shutter speeds 1/8000sec with Shutter Priority, Aperture Priority,Manual Exposure, and combination of electronic shutter enabled

The 1/8000sec came from Pentaximaging.com. The 1/8000sec will work/appear if the camera's mode is set to Shutter Priority, Aperture Priority,Manual Exposure, and combination of electronic shutter enabled...

Direct link | Posted on Jan 7, 2013 at 18:51 UTC
On Pentax MX-1 Preview preview (214 comments in total)
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achim k: I would buy it if it had a viewfinder (EVF or GOOD optical)!

You can't take good photos without any viewfinders? And I don't think a viewfinder is usable with this compact camera as small as iPhone 4s...

Direct link | Posted on Jan 7, 2013 at 18:46 UTC
On Pentax MX-1 Preview preview (214 comments in total)
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audijam: another failure from Pentax...where is my FF K-1 or MZ-D however you want to name it? geeeeeez....

NEXT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I for one is waiting for FF Pentax. But man, be happy with what you have now and take great photos with it. FF Pentax will come one day...

Direct link | Posted on Jan 7, 2013 at 18:42 UTC
On Pentax MX-1 Preview preview (214 comments in total)
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steve131: I am not against Pentax. I do like Pentax very much!

But honestly, how can MX-1 compete without a viewfinder?
Are we expected to hold the camera in the air with one hand, and focus with the other by looking at the LCD?
Yes, we can use a tripod, but in reality, that's not how we take a photo?

You couldn't take a photograph without a viewfinder?

Direct link | Posted on Jan 7, 2013 at 17:26 UTC
On A Serious Rangefinder Compact Camera article (136 comments in total)

A bit similar to Canon G1X.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 20, 2012 at 10:21 UTC as 59th comment
On Photokina 2012: Interview - John Carlson of Pentax article (152 comments in total)
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samhain: "What are your DSLR customers asking for?"
1/4 of posts in the Pentax forum are about a Pentax full frame. Is John really that out of touch with the customers or does he just not want to acknowledge the white elephant in the room, which is that FF cameras are the new aps-c and by next year you'll be able to get one for only a couple of hundred dollars more than a flagship aps-c, or a used one for less than an aps-c.
Like it or not, At this point- Putting out a FF is the only thing Pentax can do to draw in Nikon/canon/Sony customers and raise eyebrows in the camera world. Fact.

Pentax has been playing on their aps-c cameras, making it better and better. Aps-c is good, but many Pentax users (especially the paid/pro photographers) are shifting to other brands because of the need for 35mm full frame camera. Other Pentax users didn't shifted, but added another system (Canon/Nikon's FF) on their bag, and just making their Pentax camera a camera-to-go for their family photos or for their rarely weather challenged photo-safari and some uses it if they want a day with just light and small camera...

Direct link | Posted on Sep 21, 2012 at 10:54 UTC

Oh, so this is real. I thought it was just a prototype design in 3d rendering made by a college student...
Unusual design, but meh...

Direct link | Posted on Sep 20, 2012 at 02:45 UTC as 63rd comment

This is a very nice lens for night time time lapse photography. With its f/2.8 aperture, it will help the photographer to capture more light from space...
Also a very nice lens for low light photography especially in the field of photojournalism where the photographer doesn't use any flash, and also for street photography...
Hope that this lens dont have the mustache distortion like their Samyang 14mm f/2.8...

Direct link | Posted on Sep 14, 2012 at 16:25 UTC as 24th comment | 1 reply

This is the "good things are coming"?

Direct link | Posted on Sep 11, 2012 at 10:45 UTC as 42nd comment
On Carl Zeiss presents 28-80mm T2.9 cinema zoom lens news story (93 comments in total)
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Herring: @ Francis Carver:
Geez you really do not know what you are talking about., do you? Are you just trolling or what? We are talking about a professional lens made for professional cinematographers (not photographers) and professional cameras - with extra mounts (for low cost cameras) as a bonus.

Until now no lens manufacturer has succeeded in making a cinematic zoomlens with this combination of focal range, speed, weight and price.
So yes it's a very interesting lens for professional filmmakers - drama and documentary.
And yes it is futureproof because there's a new HD or 4K (..8K) videocamera coming out every so many months and there's no camera you can buy that is certain to keep it's value for the years to come.
Yet this lens WILL keep it's value.

@Francis: Well, it's obvious. Here, I'll assume you know about the Canon C500 4K camera, and it costs $30K. Who do you think this camera marketed for? This Zeiss' cinema zoom lens costs $19K is still actually a lot cheaper comparing it to the Canon CN-E 14.5-60mm cinema lens which costs $42,750. That Canon cinema lens, who do you think is targeted for? Just like for formula one race car manufacturers, who do you think they market their products?

Direct link | Posted on Sep 4, 2012 at 06:34 UTC
On Carl Zeiss presents 28-80mm T2.9 cinema zoom lens news story (93 comments in total)
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Herring: @ Francis Carver:
Geez you really do not know what you are talking about., do you? Are you just trolling or what? We are talking about a professional lens made for professional cinematographers (not photographers) and professional cameras - with extra mounts (for low cost cameras) as a bonus.

Until now no lens manufacturer has succeeded in making a cinematic zoomlens with this combination of focal range, speed, weight and price.
So yes it's a very interesting lens for professional filmmakers - drama and documentary.
And yes it is futureproof because there's a new HD or 4K (..8K) videocamera coming out every so many months and there's no camera you can buy that is certain to keep it's value for the years to come.
Yet this lens WILL keep it's value.

@Francis: Are you just that mad on the lens because of its price tag? The target market of these kind of lenses are for those far more highly paid big productions (where they have their own specific needs and wants for their productions), not your average/advanced event and wedding videographers (and if some average/advanced event & wedding videographers buy this lens, well good for them, it's their choice).
Why mad at the company making these expensive lenses? They're not like forcing you to buy it.
With your attitude, maybe you'll get even madder if you get to know the price of a cinema camera like the RED Camera Epic-M. It's like $43k just for the body with mount. Then later you'll compare it against with like a Canon 5Dmk3 or Nikon D800.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 2, 2012 at 20:13 UTC

Nice... Exchange deals are nice... You get to have the "chance" to travel and you make the best photos for them and for your portfolio... But many are already tired with this (I for one)...
What if your camera gears broke? What if your budget runs low? How will you and your equipment survive for the next day?
Anyway, I leave this kind of things to the photography freshmen...

Direct link | Posted on Sep 1, 2012 at 07:19 UTC as 11th comment

Many "photographers" here really had a big problem against iPhone or any smartphone users. Many of these "photographers" really complain on the technicalities side of photography like resolution, pixels, white balance. Is photography for these complainers is all about pixels, resolution, etc..? I guess they thought if they had the "best" and most expensive camera equipment out there, they feel like they're "professionals" and a good photographer. I guess these people complain against people using iPhones to create photographs can't create great photos from a "crappy" cameras...

Direct link | Posted on Aug 3, 2012 at 06:54 UTC as 27th comment | 1 reply
On Reuters to use robotic DSLRs for olympics coverage news story (105 comments in total)
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Ruy Penalva: Why not us?

That thing is not to replace the photographer, but to give the photographer additional creative vantage point without the need to run to another position to shoot. Just like for sports photographers covering the foot ball, they remotely place a camera just behind the goal's net for a creative and additional vantage point.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 5, 2012 at 18:39 UTC
On Reuters to use robotic DSLRs for olympics coverage news story (105 comments in total)
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Dimitri Khoz: Are robots cheaper than imported photographers from China?

Looks like the industry is dying. :-(

The reason the camera was installed in a robotic apparatus is to make the photographer have an advantage of another angle while shooting on another. A lot of sports photographers don't shoot just one or two cameras, but a lot of cameras with them. A lot of their buck-ups are placed in different positions and angle and are all fitted with wireless shutter release. The use of this robotic apparatus is to help a photographer to take more better photos and be more productive, not to become a lazy one and just sit and wait. Yes, we can put a photographer in a cat walk on top and shoot there, but, that's just it, only one angle and position.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 5, 2012 at 18:32 UTC
On Canon significantly improves EOS 7D with firmware v2 news story (296 comments in total)

That's a very very good news to 7D users! It's great that Canon provided improvements that are really useful... I wish Pentax would do the same, or at least enabling the K-7 to use the GPS module O-GPS1...

Direct link | Posted on Jun 29, 2012 at 18:43 UTC as 23rd comment
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