jonny1976

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mikeSF: @Rishi, I've no ties to Fuji, but your article seems dubious. And if value vs. performance of FF is being put against MF cameras, shouldn't you be concluding the Pentax K-1 to come out at the top of the FF pile? Did you forget to compare it?

What are we missing here?

k1 is the top end full from camera for everything apart video and super af.
look the pixel shift difference in noise department and resolution.
they still think d810 is better camera even in IQ...i have said all.

Link | Posted on Mar 22, 2017 at 14:11 UTC

personally i use the 645d from pentax and the pentax k1....so we can consider similar camera in terms of resolution.
while the k1 is much bette than 645d in noise and dynamic range, but 645d is much better in keeping the highlight...i still take every day and night the 645d image.
i love the rendering of ccd sensor compared to cmos. is film like and more natural. in addiction the medium format as a better smoothness between the different tone,. less harsh when u go from highlight to shadow.
in terms of isolation i can see a better capability to separate field of view, even if the difference is minimal in terms of stop, and the 4:3 format is simply much better for this, compared to the skewed 3:2
the real difference anyway is the fact that 100 million sensor are available and medium format lenses modern can be used with more resolution, 35 mm have already shown that even with 50 million sensor like canon or the 42 of sony, you need top glass big and heavy that cost like medium format.

Link | Posted on Mar 22, 2017 at 14:10 UTC as 91st comment
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miles green: Make them in K mount Sigma (all of them).
A --USED-- SMC Pentax-A * 135mm F1.8 costs TWICE what you charge for the 135 Art on ebay. There must be a market for it. Make it KAF4 compliant and everything is electronic, no special Pentax levers.

pentax had amazing lenses in film era...all fa* are great...they should just use modern glasses and some correction for ca and sharpness and we will have a great line up
85 1,.4, the fa 24 2.0 made it 1,8, the limited remade for modern needs. the 135 1,.8 that is a gem....the beauty 200 fa macro another gem....the 400 5,6 is amazing also...pentax did one of the most interesting glass for sport the 250-600 f5,6...the 300 2,8..400 2,8....they should move their a...ss and put out new lenses

Link | Posted on Mar 20, 2017 at 16:00 UTC
On article Belgian wins €15,000 Zeiss Award for Faroes project (51 comments in total)
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jonny1976: the best are girl swimming and the knight in horse. some re overly abused cliche, like the tibetan priest and lalibela photo, probably the most photographed event after the monaco grand prix. i like winner series but this soft palette is a cliche i not like. why faking a place palette at the point the world seems made of just three colors?
i think it sell well.
anna pilipova has made every award with a series pretty boring...shooting snow place in russia'? but award are just a repeating. most jurors look other award and simply replicate the choice automatically.

yes horses are beautiful...that part of world is one i want visit...but in my opinion if you prize the farmer for unicity...you must prize the north korea...great story for me, unique view of normal life where nobody think can be normal.

Link | Posted on Mar 16, 2017 at 16:14 UTC
On article Belgian wins €15,000 Zeiss Award for Faroes project (51 comments in total)
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jonny1976: the best are girl swimming and the knight in horse. some re overly abused cliche, like the tibetan priest and lalibela photo, probably the most photographed event after the monaco grand prix. i like winner series but this soft palette is a cliche i not like. why faking a place palette at the point the world seems made of just three colors?
i think it sell well.
anna pilipova has made every award with a series pretty boring...shooting snow place in russia'? but award are just a repeating. most jurors look other award and simply replicate the choice automatically.

i'm not talking about your reportage that's great. actually your re very good. and sure some are very good. personally i prefer your to the winner. i am like you a colorful photographer , aka steve mccurry, and rally don't catch this fashion of award only cold series made in cold country. you have other good series from many country. i plan to go to lalibela this year and travel etiophia also. this month i'm going to sri lanka. if you plan any trip let me know i always look to share cost with fellow photographer.
anyway i'm always critic but all 10 series deserve credits. if i see the 2016 series for example there is an abyss.

Link | Posted on Mar 16, 2017 at 16:12 UTC
On article Belgian wins €15,000 Zeiss Award for Faroes project (51 comments in total)
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jonny1976: the best are girl swimming and the knight in horse. some re overly abused cliche, like the tibetan priest and lalibela photo, probably the most photographed event after the monaco grand prix. i like winner series but this soft palette is a cliche i not like. why faking a place palette at the point the world seems made of just three colors?
i think it sell well.
anna pilipova has made every award with a series pretty boring...shooting snow place in russia'? but award are just a repeating. most jurors look other award and simply replicate the choice automatically.

Well the horse and north korea are the best. Surprised the winner after seeing all series. Pretty boring stuff. The cliche color palette helped but after looking carefully i dont see anything great. Lalibela is very good tchnically but is something i have seen alt ady 100000 of times, is like the portrait of the african girl with red hair of ethiopia. Peobably the most photograpehed woman inthe world after kate moss. The swimmer is a good story also. The research at polar is so boring but seems alla jurors of all award love it. Times to go some cold country seems award love them.
All in all good quality compared to sony award who is appalling this year.

Link | Posted on Mar 16, 2017 at 12:42 UTC
On article Belgian wins €15,000 Zeiss Award for Faroes project (51 comments in total)

the best are girl swimming and the knight in horse. some re overly abused cliche, like the tibetan priest and lalibela photo, probably the most photographed event after the monaco grand prix. i like winner series but this soft palette is a cliche i not like. why faking a place palette at the point the world seems made of just three colors?
i think it sell well.
anna pilipova has made every award with a series pretty boring...shooting snow place in russia'? but award are just a repeating. most jurors look other award and simply replicate the choice automatically.

Link | Posted on Mar 15, 2017 at 13:01 UTC as 8th comment | 9 replies
On article Belgian wins €15,000 Zeiss Award for Faroes project (51 comments in total)
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BadScience: low contrast, low colour is back in fashion

makes a change from super saturated of recent times, Wilde comes to mind... “Fashion is a form of ugliness so intolerable that we have to alter it every six months.”

yes you are true. i looked the photographer website and he has travel from faroe, belgium argentina peru....all location are reduced to the same palette, at the level that you really cannot understand where the place is. same in instagram where all most famous instagrammer reduce the world to 4 colors palette, the blue completely deleted an red also. it seems it sells well anyway and win award. personally i keep saying that steve mccurry would be unknown in our era.

Link | Posted on Mar 15, 2017 at 12:56 UTC
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DANdeMAN: Oooooh yeah this is "Art" but please don't use the word fine in front of it.
Here are a couple of her "fine" work for you to admire.
First a naked woman with baby and menstrual fluid running down her leg. You can't get more "fine art" than this. http://www.tate.org.uk/art/images/work/P/P78/P78098_10.jpg

Next up. Another naked woman and baby with nappy in a see trough panties.
http://www.tate.org.uk/art/images/work/P/P78/P78097_10.jpg

BTW, you can license those images. Does that mean that they are "commercial" art?
As for the rest of her work from a google search, our parents did exactly the same stuff in the sixties and seventies...

i want to add that after reading carefully this is more an award to a career than an award to single series. i saw other work and they are far better than the one presented here. sincerely i found other portraiture worth more a prize like this.

Link | Posted on Mar 12, 2017 at 18:43 UTC
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jonny1976: she is probably so slow in doing photograph thanks to a camera view that probably takes minutes from when the sitters pose and the photo is taken, that the sitter experience naturally this boring expression, that the critics translates in something" she can see through the soul of portrayed people". so let's sell all our digital camera, especially those super expensive hassy one, and buy a cheap view camera ., make some 4 5 portrait of the fist 5 people we meet in the street, against a normal back, and then add some 1000 words...

photo should talk by themselves..not some fat juror who wanna teach the world is view. they are simply uncomfortable person in front a camera. POINT.

I asked you many times what is impresive about this series. You cannot tell but just act like nai e art connoisseur. There are thousand of portraiture work in the last year worth much more than this series. But as i said who choose this photographer is first of all curator of her job and clearly friends. This is not an award with entry and competition. In addiction if you read this girl biography...she is so famous that in 30 years she had just 4 personals..as a fine art photographer itis not what i call a superb achievement

Link | Posted on Mar 12, 2017 at 15:35 UTC
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jonny1976: she is probably so slow in doing photograph thanks to a camera view that probably takes minutes from when the sitters pose and the photo is taken, that the sitter experience naturally this boring expression, that the critics translates in something" she can see through the soul of portrayed people". so let's sell all our digital camera, especially those super expensive hassy one, and buy a cheap view camera ., make some 4 5 portrait of the fist 5 people we meet in the street, against a normal back, and then add some 1000 words...

photo should talk by themselves..not some fat juror who wanna teach the world is view. they are simply uncomfortable person in front a camera. POINT.

Because somebody not agree with u and your vision he cant be na artist? Ahaha i have more magazine cover than this dutch photographer. To be a fine art artist and win award like this you must have forst connection awith curator, something im nlt interested...if u read clowely yoi see that one of the juror was firstly a cirator of one of the photgrapher show long time ago.

Link | Posted on Mar 12, 2017 at 15:31 UTC
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jonny1976: she is probably so slow in doing photograph thanks to a camera view that probably takes minutes from when the sitters pose and the photo is taken, that the sitter experience naturally this boring expression, that the critics translates in something" she can see through the soul of portrayed people". so let's sell all our digital camera, especially those super expensive hassy one, and buy a cheap view camera ., make some 4 5 portrait of the fist 5 people we meet in the street, against a normal back, and then add some 1000 words...

photo should talk by themselves..not some fat juror who wanna teach the world is view. they are simply uncomfortable person in front a camera. POINT.

Sure u can twzch me...looking your gallery am impressed by the quality of uor work....

Link | Posted on Mar 12, 2017 at 15:27 UTC
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DANdeMAN: Oooooh yeah this is "Art" but please don't use the word fine in front of it.
Here are a couple of her "fine" work for you to admire.
First a naked woman with baby and menstrual fluid running down her leg. You can't get more "fine art" than this. http://www.tate.org.uk/art/images/work/P/P78/P78098_10.jpg

Next up. Another naked woman and baby with nappy in a see trough panties.
http://www.tate.org.uk/art/images/work/P/P78/P78097_10.jpg

BTW, you can license those images. Does that mean that they are "commercial" art?
As for the rest of her work from a google search, our parents did exactly the same stuff in the sixties and seventies...

The. Est part is that if i began to orrow doing this stuff they will trash it not ven viewing .

Link | Posted on Mar 12, 2017 at 12:30 UTC
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DANdeMAN: Oooooh yeah this is "Art" but please don't use the word fine in front of it.
Here are a couple of her "fine" work for you to admire.
First a naked woman with baby and menstrual fluid running down her leg. You can't get more "fine art" than this. http://www.tate.org.uk/art/images/work/P/P78/P78098_10.jpg

Next up. Another naked woman and baby with nappy in a see trough panties.
http://www.tate.org.uk/art/images/work/P/P78/P78097_10.jpg

BTW, you can license those images. Does that mean that they are "commercial" art?
As for the rest of her work from a google search, our parents did exactly the same stuff in the sixties and seventies...

I garee they are terrible and old cliche. Steve mccurry would have died under a bridge had iphe beuna photograing in this era.

Link | Posted on Mar 12, 2017 at 12:28 UTC
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jonny1976: she is probably so slow in doing photograph thanks to a camera view that probably takes minutes from when the sitters pose and the photo is taken, that the sitter experience naturally this boring expression, that the critics translates in something" she can see through the soul of portrayed people". so let's sell all our digital camera, especially those super expensive hassy one, and buy a cheap view camera ., make some 4 5 portrait of the fist 5 people we meet in the street, against a normal back, and then add some 1000 words...

photo should talk by themselves..not some fat juror who wanna teach the world is view. they are simply uncomfortable person in front a camera. POINT.

It was ironic. I not findinteresting from art point of view also. I will begin doing this stuff next year with lot of words behind.
She is a photographer with medium to low skill. I suspect the fact is using a view caera is the winning point of her series. So i will be back to film also.

Link | Posted on Mar 12, 2017 at 12:27 UTC
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jonny1976: she is probably so slow in doing photograph thanks to a camera view that probably takes minutes from when the sitters pose and the photo is taken, that the sitter experience naturally this boring expression, that the critics translates in something" she can see through the soul of portrayed people". so let's sell all our digital camera, especially those super expensive hassy one, and buy a cheap view camera ., make some 4 5 portrait of the fist 5 people we meet in the street, against a normal back, and then add some 1000 words...

photo should talk by themselves..not some fat juror who wanna teach the world is view. they are simply uncomfortable person in front a camera. POINT.

What is this series stories tell s us

Link | Posted on Mar 12, 2017 at 12:25 UTC
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stevo23: Recognition as an artist and/or winning awards such as this rarely have anything to do with the artistic merit involved. Always a political or social statement has to be perceived or made when the recognition is made.

‘At a moment when the portrait image dissipates itself in an economy of narcissism and fractal celebrity, Rineke Dijkstra reminds us of the photographic portrait’s public potential,’ said Duncan Forbes, Chair of the Jury.

complete nonsense. really.

Link | Posted on Mar 11, 2017 at 23:46 UTC
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stevo23: Recognition as an artist and/or winning awards such as this rarely have anything to do with the artistic merit involved. Always a political or social statement has to be perceived or made when the recognition is made.

i agree. it's more a career merit and some way of preserve the mass for entering this award circle. this work is appalling. if anybody here in preview takes the same shots and send to some award they would have been trashed without any comment.

Link | Posted on Mar 11, 2017 at 23:45 UTC

she is probably so slow in doing photograph thanks to a camera view that probably takes minutes from when the sitters pose and the photo is taken, that the sitter experience naturally this boring expression, that the critics translates in something" she can see through the soul of portrayed people". so let's sell all our digital camera, especially those super expensive hassy one, and buy a cheap view camera ., make some 4 5 portrait of the fist 5 people we meet in the street, against a normal back, and then add some 1000 words...

photo should talk by themselves..not some fat juror who wanna teach the world is view. they are simply uncomfortable person in front a camera. POINT.

Link | Posted on Mar 11, 2017 at 23:43 UTC as 42nd comment | 10 replies
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jonny1976: some consideration

- mentioning she used 4*5 camera is something unbelievable...it means she was prized also for this and i not accept. an award must prize the set of photos and the means is not relevant, especially from a company who sold a copycat of sony alpha for 6000 dollar.
- the explanation of winner set it that it defy the law of celebrity of the last years in portraiture...well the project has begun in 1994 as i can see and only one photo is near this " time of celebrity" so what' is the resume of this project really written by the artist? i really y cano understand what's the point, the line that link every photos. they look like photos without relation.
- as i said many times the steve mccurry girl of national geographic would passed by without any notice by any award in this era, where critiques justifies their earning with doubtful explanation.

this project instead amazing,no?
7 photos without any sense make casual worth 100000 dollar. the level of photography of 2017 is this.

Link | Posted on Mar 11, 2017 at 23:21 UTC
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