Banhmi

Lives in United States Frozen Tundra, United States
Joined on Aug 15, 2012

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santamonica812: Interesting. Almost none of the images really captured my attention. Usually, when I see the winners in a photo competition, I say "Great shot." about most of them.

The least impressive bunch of entries I've ever seen in a compilation of winners.

[Note: I did not enter this competition, nor did any of my fellow photographer friends, so I have no bone to pick or axe to grind here.]

your photo gallery is * A W E S O M E ! *

Link | Posted on Sep 17, 2017 at 19:46 UTC
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goactive: Some of the worst photos for quality I have seen in a long time. Very noisy, very poor color and just a look bad.

At ISO 1600, I can only just barely discern the photographer's entire surrounding scene from inside of the owl's pupil (image #5).

Sorry boys, but as long as the Sigma 200-500mm F/2.8 is around, can't see why anyone would be bothering with this.

Link | Posted on Sep 16, 2017 at 12:27 UTC
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Banhmi: Can somebody explain this Sony quote to me?

"One issue with direct communication from camera to internet services is that regulation, not technical, issues make this difficult."
https://www.dpreview.com/interviews/4571668362/sony-interview-our-focus-is-to-increase-the-overall-market/1#convenience

If a smartphone with a camera can do so much over the internet, why can't a standalone camera do the same things?

@Rishi Thanks for the response. Btw, when you say you get your "A7R Il images automatically sent to my cloud-based services", are you using STG Uploader?

https://www.dpreview.com/news/9079909097/stg-uploader-app-allows-sony-cameras-to-upload-directly-to-google-photos

Link | Posted on Sep 13, 2017 at 11:22 UTC

Can somebody explain this Sony quote to me?

"One issue with direct communication from camera to internet services is that regulation, not technical, issues make this difficult."
https://www.dpreview.com/interviews/4571668362/sony-interview-our-focus-is-to-increase-the-overall-market/1#convenience

If a smartphone with a camera can do so much over the internet, why can't a standalone camera do the same things?

Link | Posted on Sep 12, 2017 at 08:11 UTC as 30th comment | 8 replies
On article How to buy used gear (and not get burned) (143 comments in total)
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Father Bouvier: And the most important rule, don't buy from Amazon marketplace unless you are fine with being swindled: https://petapixel.com/2017/08/11/fell-victim-1500-used-camera-lens-scam-amazon/

FWIW, I had a great experience buying a ~30 year old lens on Amazon without even looking at a single picture of it. I bought from a *strict camera gear seller* with *NEAR PERFECT buyer reviews* and was trusting that they valued their reputation too much to screw me over. I was not disappointed -- I received a shockingly beautiful, virtually perfect lens.

My advice: trust in sellers *with long histories*, that *highly value their reputations*.

Link | Posted on Aug 21, 2017 at 08:23 UTC

"The employee claims the UK crew was told they would have to continue working because they are bound by contract."

Might need to brush up on my UK law, but pretty sure slavery is illegal and most bankrupt companies have enough legal worries that they're not taking ex-employees to court so they can 'test' anti-slavery law. Contracts generally require something called 'consideration' ($$$) to be valid.

If someone other than your parents gets you to do work without pay, you are (1) an idiot, (2) a pansy, or (3) both.

Link | Posted on Aug 3, 2017 at 17:58 UTC as 32nd comment | 2 replies

FWIW, separating out cameras (and all my lenses too!) is already happening in China (Beijing, at the least). So it's not just the USA.

Link | Posted on Jul 27, 2017 at 09:06 UTC as 55th comment | 1 reply

Nikon great success
In the last one hundred years
Hundred more feels long

Link | Posted on Jul 26, 2017 at 13:21 UTC as 20th comment

Heard he liked Rothko's. Stopped listening.

Link | Posted on Jul 24, 2017 at 18:31 UTC as 16th comment | 2 replies

So, are curved sensors going to render every lens ever made obsolete?

Link | Posted on Jul 21, 2017 at 20:26 UTC as 48th comment | 1 reply
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beavertown: Dpreview: "6D Mark II dynamic range falls behind modern APS-C cameras"

Including Canon's own APS-C cameras? That is embarrassing.

@beavertown he said *modern* APS-C cameras.

Link | Posted on Jul 21, 2017 at 20:10 UTC
On article Astrophotography with the Sigma 14mm F1.8 Art lens (79 comments in total)
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Mikity: Thanks for the great, detailed review José!
Although I am not sure why you insist on having "PhD" on all your watermarks... I'm a fellow astronomer, and neither I nor any of my colleagues tend to be that ostentatious about our titles ;)

@Mikity, if you want to carve out a niche for yourself as both a scientist and an artist, you better make sure people know about the 'science' part when they see the 'artist' part.

Link | Posted on Jul 19, 2017 at 22:17 UTC

Based on pictures this thing is pretty thick, so it's basically a P&S-size camera that can (maybe!) replace a 1" P&S camera, but at 2-4x its cost ($1300 or $1700)?

"Back to the drawing board."

https://light.co/gallery

Link | Posted on Jul 15, 2017 at 08:09 UTC as 52nd comment | 1 reply

I suppose I'll sound like a typical DPR whiner, but I was honestly hoping for better resolution than this.

Link | Posted on Jul 14, 2017 at 18:36 UTC as 19th comment | 7 replies
On article Sample gallery: Sigma 24-70mm F2.8 DG OS HSM Art (88 comments in total)

Is there some rule somewhere that says 'thou shall not make a 24-70mm f/2.0'? I get that it would be big and pricey but so are many telephoto lenses.

Link | Posted on Jul 13, 2017 at 11:01 UTC as 5th comment
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cosinaphile: cant wait for someone to make a tough type camera with a larger sensor even 1 1'7 is an improvement

Nikon made the 1" AW1, which commonly malfunctioned and Nikon would often not cover repair. Waterproof ILC is probably an overly ambitious idea. See Amazon reviews: https://www.amazon.com/Nikon-Waterproof-Shockproof-Digital-11-27-5mm/dp/B00FA4UJY8

Leica made the APS-C Leica X-U, which AFAIK continues to be the best waterproof camera to this day, but is very expensive.

Based on @tkbslc's comment, I looked up Sealife. The Sealife DC2000 (Sony 1" sensor) looks like an interesting new product although it has very few reviews so far (perhaps DPR can take a look!). It is essentially a compact designed to fit quite efficiently into its included housing rather than a camera that is inherently waterproof: https://www.amazon.com/SeaLife-DC2000-Underwater-Digital-Camera/dp/B01N3QUGAZ
Product review: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0DtBBfbzR6w

Link | Posted on Jul 10, 2017 at 01:18 UTC
On article Why would I want an external recorder/monitor? (70 comments in total)
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PieterB: I just wonder if you could a tablet as external screen.

@Dale - Thanks for this article! Given some of the comments here and my own curiosity, if you guys can squeeze in time for it, I would really love a follow-up article: "$1000 external monitor/recorder vs. el cheapo options -- what do you really need for your type of video-making + level of professionalism?".

Link | Posted on Jun 13, 2017 at 11:22 UTC
On photo Nogueira in the Super fast lenses only challenge (8 comments in total)
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Banhmi: Great portrait!! Can I ask what lens mount adapter you used?

@roneybr thanks!!

Link | Posted on Jun 5, 2017 at 20:52 UTC
On photo Nogueira in the Super fast lenses only challenge (8 comments in total)

Great portrait!! Can I ask what lens mount adapter you used?

Link | Posted on Jun 5, 2017 at 03:18 UTC as 5th comment | 2 replies

This reminds me of a sign at the Zurich train station joking that I will have to pay a 2CHF fine if I need to use the bathroom! Ha ha ha, the Swiss are so funny!

Link | Posted on Jun 1, 2017 at 12:34 UTC as 56th comment | 2 replies
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