EDWARD ARTISTE

Lives in United States New York City, NY, United States
Works as a Digital Art Director, Photographer, Illustrator
Joined on Dec 29, 2009
About me:

Escape from NY - literally. Currently looking to work in Japan, camera and digital media skills in hand.

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beavertown: Canon has better built hardware than Nikon.

Survivor, LOLZ +1000

Link | Posted on Jan 19, 2018 at 17:03 UTC
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Ubert: TBH, I don't think it's 'dumb thing' to do. This level of pro camera is designed to be repairable. As long as you are careful, it's a great learning opportunity.

What did you learn? How much noise one can can make while doing something 'interesting?' Loaded question, yes :P

Link | Posted on Jan 19, 2018 at 17:02 UTC

I was hoping to learn something from this, but all I got out of it was a (thankfully) successful dude with a lot of money that is acting way overboard to open the DSLR, then he closed it. It was displeasure to have him keep yammering on like a child.

Cmon DPreview. There's much better videos to share out there.

PS- Thanks for trying though :)

Link | Posted on Jan 19, 2018 at 16:58 UTC as 12th comment
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MShot: Overpriced, underwhelming POS made with slave labor. Cook the tax evader should be hanged.

Are you...okay? :O

Link | Posted on Jan 19, 2018 at 04:11 UTC
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EDWARD ARTISTE: IMHO,

What a waste of misguided effort. America just loves to find a badguy, and then 'fix' things, without 'fixing' anything.

So now photoshop is the devil...

next is no retouching wedding photos..
no retouching portrait photos...
no retouching family photos...
no retouching PHOTOS OF PETS :P

I recently had the displeasure of seeing American Eagles 'Aerie' brands latest in-store pics. NOT awesome. I feel like businesses are not actually caring about the customers, they are simply looking at the bottom line and using lower end models to save money. Possibly.

This just in: slopes are slippery. :O

Might as well grab a LOT of popcorn and watch how this plays out... good luck inserting logic in there. You better believe that someone's gonna get screwed in this whole fake movement...like retouching teams that are losing work that provides for their families.

I cant wait to see the skin cream product that shows a face with a ton of wrinkles and pimples. That's gonna be awesome. (This can be YOU! :O )

Oy vey.

Link | Posted on Jan 16, 2018 at 18:10 UTC

IMHO,

What a waste of misguided effort. America just loves to find a badguy, and then 'fix' things, without 'fixing' anything.

So now photoshop is the devil...

next is no retouching wedding photos..
no retouching portrait photos...
no retouching family photos...
no retouching PHOTOS OF PETS :P

I recently had the displeasure of seeing American Eagles 'Aerie' brands latest in-store pics. NOT awesome. I feel like businesses are not actually caring about the customers, they are simply looking at the bottom line and using lower end models to save money. Possibly.

This just in: slopes are slippery. :O

Link | Posted on Jan 16, 2018 at 03:36 UTC as 44th comment | 4 replies
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EDWARD ARTISTE: Chances are the write speed is abysmal.

Companies think their customers are so stupid, and I called out WD at the last photo expo for selling 5200 speed HD's in their full size desktop chassis which most would expect to be a standard modern 7200 rpm drive. Thats one red flag.

The booth guys rationale was that it was the SAME drives being sold through all thier lines, including G Drive, with different firmware, and it was fine. Thats two red flags.

Now they have this brand new flash drives, with a read spead of up to 130mbs, and the write spead is....um...where?

While the wireless HD drive is useful no matter what speed the disc drive is, WD has fallen into the same customer-ripoff actions that happens whenever the market consolidates.

@kelpdiver

It seems like you have a hard time disseminating information - an anecdote about a product and another example of not providing consumers with the full information.... and since you disagree, it's nonsense? How sad for you.

It's a simple thing to add the write speed, as you can see they had no such issue with the read speed. for example...

I recently bought a very highly rated thumbdrive that was supposed to be measured at a certain write speed, which was critical to how it would be used. Lo and behold, after purchasing, it was wayyyyy under. I mean barely hitting usb2.0 speed. Now i cannot use it for what i bought it for...and that's NOT good.

I guess that's a nonsense example also. Sheesh louise. :/

Link | Posted on Jan 15, 2018 at 15:33 UTC
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piratejabez: Also, it's amazing how much power (presumably low-level, inexperienced) social media employees yield. In cases like this, they are the most accessible connection between the brand and its hundreds of thousands of followers (millions if you count Canon globally), yet they can be the most misinformed and, sometimes, the least tactful representatives of their brand. We can be thankful at least the (initial) response was courteous, if wrong and unhelpful.

So many of these PR nightmares could be so easily avoided. We know we all make mistakes. It's fine. Learn from it. DPR practically laid out a blueprint for Canon to follow, but no, gotta dig your heel a little deeper first. Pride is an amazing thing.

What do you want, a company to forgo profits to invest in training?

GTFO here with that :P

Link | Posted on Jan 14, 2018 at 18:50 UTC
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Eamon Hickey: Two lessons here:

1 (for all companies): Don't leave your social media marketing solely in the hands of 25-year-olds who graduated three years ago with marketing degrees (whether they work directly for you or for an agency you hire to do your social media.)

You need at least one person with real expertise in your field and who knows your audience, and at least one person with real experience in marketing/public relations, to oversee your social media.

In this case, a subject matter expert would have prevented Canon Italy/Spain from making themselves look like they know nothing about photography or about the strong concern many of their customers have about image theft. And an experienced marketer would have said, "We regret this mistake and are sending Elia Locardi a check."

2. (for camera companies, especially those who sell a lot to pros): Implement a global policy of refusing to use free images in any marketing. Set a meaningful minimum payment: $250 would be my suggestion.

"1 (for all companies): Don't leave your social media marketing solely in the hands of 25-year-olds who graduated three years ago with marketing degrees (whether they work directly for you or for an agency you hire to do your social media.) "

There isn't age discrimination when you specifically mention age? Okay.

10 years ago I would have simply agreed with you. That is, until you work at a company who didn't train anyone (NBC UNIVERSAL, *cough *cough), and then are put on the frontlines. I was an Art Director at 24yrs. My manager guided me well, and we also taught ourselves because we loved our jobs.

And as good as I am, mistakes happen on all sides. In my design days, I let a word that was spelled wrong on a DVD jacket slip past me, but it also slipped past EIGHT superiors. It resulted in 20k prints being destroyed.

All the superiors? Well...not a single one followed me out the door.

Basically....management counts. That's my main point.

Link | Posted on Jan 14, 2018 at 18:48 UTC
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EDWARD ARTISTE: Chances are the write speed is abysmal.

Companies think their customers are so stupid, and I called out WD at the last photo expo for selling 5200 speed HD's in their full size desktop chassis which most would expect to be a standard modern 7200 rpm drive. Thats one red flag.

The booth guys rationale was that it was the SAME drives being sold through all thier lines, including G Drive, with different firmware, and it was fine. Thats two red flags.

Now they have this brand new flash drives, with a read spead of up to 130mbs, and the write spead is....um...where?

While the wireless HD drive is useful no matter what speed the disc drive is, WD has fallen into the same customer-ripoff actions that happens whenever the market consolidates.

Reading through this thread again, the commenters sounds like the PERFECT group of consumers to sell product to...especially for rip-everyone-off American brands. Talk about lowered expectations...SAD! (but great for thier bottom line)

Link | Posted on Jan 14, 2018 at 18:30 UTC
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EDWARD ARTISTE: Chances are the write speed is abysmal.

Companies think their customers are so stupid, and I called out WD at the last photo expo for selling 5200 speed HD's in their full size desktop chassis which most would expect to be a standard modern 7200 rpm drive. Thats one red flag.

The booth guys rationale was that it was the SAME drives being sold through all thier lines, including G Drive, with different firmware, and it was fine. Thats two red flags.

Now they have this brand new flash drives, with a read spead of up to 130mbs, and the write spead is....um...where?

While the wireless HD drive is useful no matter what speed the disc drive is, WD has fallen into the same customer-ripoff actions that happens whenever the market consolidates.

"It's still not that difficult to figure out which WD colors translate to 5400 or 7200 or 10k, even as their marketers shifted to "inteiiipower." It's certainly not a valid reason to trust or distrust this new product. One has nothing to do with the other."

This is...um... I don't understand why consumers don't demand straight info from the company/products they invest thier hard earned money in, ignorance is a right in this aspect. Vaya con dios.

Some features affect performance more than others, however write speed is one of the top performance metrics of PC's- period! (ie, Sean Spicy). Marketers know that the biggest numbers are the most attractive.

Also, why should YOU have to figure out what the simple metric of write speed is? Yes there's testing, however that SIMPLE piece of info can just be supplied in the product details.

Otherwise, ask for nothing, get nothing.

Link | Posted on Jan 14, 2018 at 18:28 UTC
On article Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark III review (639 comments in total)
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A Girard: 582 comments on this camera. Someone must really want to have the last word.

no doubt.

Link | Posted on Jan 12, 2018 at 18:55 UTC
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Eamon Hickey: Two lessons here:

1 (for all companies): Don't leave your social media marketing solely in the hands of 25-year-olds who graduated three years ago with marketing degrees (whether they work directly for you or for an agency you hire to do your social media.)

You need at least one person with real expertise in your field and who knows your audience, and at least one person with real experience in marketing/public relations, to oversee your social media.

In this case, a subject matter expert would have prevented Canon Italy/Spain from making themselves look like they know nothing about photography or about the strong concern many of their customers have about image theft. And an experienced marketer would have said, "We regret this mistake and are sending Elia Locardi a check."

2. (for camera companies, especially those who sell a lot to pros): Implement a global policy of refusing to use free images in any marketing. Set a meaningful minimum payment: $250 would be my suggestion.

Yeah, leave the age thing out of it. When you are a subjected to age discrimination, you will get it, trust me. I've managed creatives before, not sure if you have. It comes off as a very dumb thing to say overall...hating on the youth when adults are supposed to be leading them (properly). How quaint.

So again, training and awareness is everything. Guess how much training many employees, both young and old, get nowadays....yeah...I think you know how much.

Link | Posted on Jan 12, 2018 at 18:50 UTC
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EDWARD ARTISTE: Chances are the write speed is abysmal.

Companies think their customers are so stupid, and I called out WD at the last photo expo for selling 5200 speed HD's in their full size desktop chassis which most would expect to be a standard modern 7200 rpm drive. Thats one red flag.

The booth guys rationale was that it was the SAME drives being sold through all thier lines, including G Drive, with different firmware, and it was fine. Thats two red flags.

Now they have this brand new flash drives, with a read spead of up to 130mbs, and the write spead is....um...where?

While the wireless HD drive is useful no matter what speed the disc drive is, WD has fallen into the same customer-ripoff actions that happens whenever the market consolidates.

Regardless if 5400 rpm drives are good (they are, totally fine for portables with usb3), hiding the drive speed is sneaky in any case. For those of us that buy a lot for external gear, ALL the details matter. Remember drive speed used to actually be a selling point. and now, especially for sd cards, companies go out of their way to hide the write speed info. NOT GOOD.

Link | Posted on Jan 12, 2018 at 18:40 UTC
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Peter Hayward: I just use a cheap very light laptop for backup when traveling. It has 500g space, an SD card slot, wifi and I can see the images to give me confidence the back up has worked. I can even a surf for a web site if I need to. Problem solved:)

For many, that's not an option. Carrying around a laptop on your back is annoying enough in many situations.

Link | Posted on Jan 10, 2018 at 14:31 UTC
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Fujica: One question, how come these backpackers are so clean?

- A brand new tent
- A brand new camerabag
- A new camera
- A brand new laptop

And even their hiking shoes have no mud on them....

This is nothing like a real hiking experience!

It's no different than your favorite action movie where in every scene, everyone is so clean, it break the entire look and feel.

Link | Posted on Jan 10, 2018 at 14:29 UTC
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Niala2: Even should I buy it i'd feel it's already very old !
I use their non-SSD 3Tb version (I keep forget to reformat to what it should have been to start with; compatible with my super fast 'search/find free app' - I'm not on my PC to be able to name it correctly here) - because self-powered and with incremental backup-function hat is not even promoted and enhanced as it should be.
Why not
Interchangeable SSD, (also for easy fast cloning),
replaceable Akku,
Info (or Picture) -screen instead of just cryptic led-codes
Waterproof Casing covering card-reading-slot
integrated CF reader for many who don't use SD (I only use SD)
cables that are not stored loose but disappearing entirely & safe in grooves
and many more "essential details" are missing
and then some only WD could surprise us with.
2, 3, ..4..Tb would make sens, not 250 and 500.
I bet overall more beneficial, sell more.
My ranting.
( I'll continue ranting if someone says "it would be too big, to unreliable, to costly. ;-) )

SSDs at the sizes you are talking dont exist for the consumer market, at least price wise. A 1TB SS is still very very expensive.

CF reader? oh cmon...too big.

Interchangeable ssd...well, the case would have to built to be opened repeatedly, making it all the more bulky. No. And, who is sitting onmultiple expensive SSds to put in here? cmon.

Link | Posted on Jan 10, 2018 at 14:28 UTC
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Sdaniella: pocketable 1TB storage
switchable
convenience for (isolated) home-wifi-cloud servers
no cc subscriptions needed

optional: pull storage (unmount) at will, for total isolation from pry-prone interwebs ...

tiny enough
to keep critical info private ... a la "Johnny Mnemonic" ... but hid in places more practical

Apple is so happy you cant just jam one of these into your usbc macbooks anymore and think twice about their rippoff RAM/storage prices.

Link | Posted on Jan 10, 2018 at 14:21 UTC

Chances are the write speed is abysmal.

Companies think their customers are so stupid, and I called out WD at the last photo expo for selling 5200 speed HD's in their full size desktop chassis which most would expect to be a standard modern 7200 rpm drive. Thats one red flag.

The booth guys rationale was that it was the SAME drives being sold through all thier lines, including G Drive, with different firmware, and it was fine. Thats two red flags.

Now they have this brand new flash drives, with a read spead of up to 130mbs, and the write spead is....um...where?

While the wireless HD drive is useful no matter what speed the disc drive is, WD has fallen into the same customer-ripoff actions that happens whenever the market consolidates.

Link | Posted on Jan 10, 2018 at 14:18 UTC as 7th comment | 14 replies
On article A letter from the Publisher (332 comments in total)

My personal opinion is that the scoring no longer makes sense. a 79 silver, 79 gold, or bronze...the takeaway is always "huh?"

If with pretty much all cameras falling into the 79-90 range, its just a big bunch of haussenfeffer to many of us.

Please simplify. Thanks happy new yers

Link | Posted on Jan 5, 2018 at 01:58 UTC as 25th comment
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