dash2k8

Joined on May 13, 2010

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Richard Kwon: Nothing but respect to all the armed forces and the journalists who served in the pass, present and future! Also to the fallen soldier and journalist, too. We are functioning as a society thanks to all of you guys.

@StevenE, I agree that it's important to record the ugly side of war, no matter how unpleasant the images may be. Or because they are so unpleasant, they remind us of how dark man can be and that we should strive to avoid it. Of course they also have the added benefit of bringing the guilty to justice with due proof.

Link | Posted on May 23, 2017 at 03:21 UTC
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Richard Kwon: Nothing but respect to all the armed forces and the journalists who served in the pass, present and future! Also to the fallen soldier and journalist, too. We are functioning as a society thanks to all of you guys.

I can understand your second message. I don't think they're turning this into entertainment. This was news, and the posters on this board turned that into entertainment. The OP wasn't attempting either, I think. No matter, peace.

Link | Posted on May 23, 2017 at 03:04 UTC

Where I live in Asia, a lot of these sports cameras are now used by motorists not for journalism purposes but to avoid legal issues in case of an accident. Cars, motorcycles, bicycles all use them. Many of them are cheap knock-offs of GoPros that capture bad images, but it's enough to show who's right and who's wrong in a fender-bender. It makes up a large chunk of the action camera market here. Actual journalism constitutes a far smaller user market.

Link | Posted on May 23, 2017 at 00:45 UTC as 4th comment
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J A C S: Small sensors can be life savers...

Imagine what a big sensor could do! :)
Heck, if he had a 360-degree gig on, he'd be protected on all sides!

Link | Posted on May 23, 2017 at 00:40 UTC
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Giklab: How (un)lucky do you have to be to hit the exact point on someone where a 3x5cm camera is mounted.
I'm sure the journalist doesn't mind though.

@Ellis, are you saying the sniper purposely aimed at the GoPro? I think the guy just couldn't hit a large target at close range! :D

Link | Posted on May 23, 2017 at 00:40 UTC
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Richard Kwon: Nothing but respect to all the armed forces and the journalists who served in the pass, present and future! Also to the fallen soldier and journalist, too. We are functioning as a society thanks to all of you guys.

I think you get his point, no need to nitpick. Besides, I think the first half of his statement is the heart of the message.

Link | Posted on May 23, 2017 at 00:39 UTC
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Shlomo Goldwasser: I'm nearly certain the bullet came from the person's left and went through the side of the gopro - not threatening the 'so-called' journalist.

But I do want to commend the sniper for taking out the gopro.

It does speak to the sniper's marksmanship... or lack thereof?

Link | Posted on May 23, 2017 at 00:38 UTC
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LakeSuperior1: Guy has balls of steel with the way he is standing behind the vehicle and how calm he was only seconds later!

Shock and total disbelief?

Link | Posted on May 23, 2017 at 00:37 UTC

It took me 10 minutes just to compose this sentence, because originally I wanted to type a string of incoherent curse words followed by a lot of exclamation marks. We see gunshot scenes in movies all the time to the point where we've grown numb, but seeing this in real life is too mind-blowing for words. Congrats to the journalist for having a second chance at life! If you're ever in the neighborhood, Mr. Alwaely, I want to buy you a drink.

Link | Posted on May 23, 2017 at 00:36 UTC as 8th comment
On article Sony a9: more speed, less dynamic range (566 comments in total)
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dash2k8: I myself long ago gave up pixel-peeping. If an image looks great on my pro-grade, color-corrected monitor, I'm not going to worry about how it will look in print. Truth is, I never print anything taken in a dark venue anyway. Every print is a studio or outdoor natural light shot. Can someone tell me (this is an honest question, not a rhetorical challenge) if he/she has ever printed something taken at extreme ISO settings?

Okeydoke! Curiously, every time I see a golf tournament broadcast, the lighting looks very bright (considering it's outdoors). Even on overcast days it doesn't look that challenging. Do you have any shutter / ISO / aperture numbers to throw at me?

Link | Posted on May 20, 2017 at 04:58 UTC
On article Nikon reshuffles management structure (239 comments in total)

I am starting to be just a tiny tad bit worried about Nikon's fate going forward. Too much about Nikon in the tech and business news in the last year, and none of it truly positive. While Canon is constantly publishing "1 zillionth EF lens made!" Nikon was only able to proclaim they've been in business for 100 years.

BTW, I hate having to identify myself as a "Canon/Nikon/Sony user so I'm not a fanboy of any brand." Any comment perceived to be negative toward one brand immediately draws backlash from its followers. Sigh~

Link | Posted on May 19, 2017 at 21:34 UTC as 49th comment
On article Sony a9: more speed, less dynamic range (566 comments in total)
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dash2k8: I myself long ago gave up pixel-peeping. If an image looks great on my pro-grade, color-corrected monitor, I'm not going to worry about how it will look in print. Truth is, I never print anything taken in a dark venue anyway. Every print is a studio or outdoor natural light shot. Can someone tell me (this is an honest question, not a rhetorical challenge) if he/she has ever printed something taken at extreme ISO settings?

@pkcpga, I never shot golf before so I'm surprised that you would need to raise ISO to very high levels to achieve fast-enough shutter. I always assumed track meets would require the fastest shutter speeds, and therefore if my settings can get me through a track meet, I didn't think golf would make things difficult. Very interesting, have to try shooting the links sometime... Thanks for the idea!

Link | Posted on May 19, 2017 at 21:20 UTC
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dash2k8: An advanced version of Photoshop's content-aware fill?

Yeah, I get how the tech works. My original comparison wasn't very good at all. :)

Link | Posted on May 19, 2017 at 03:15 UTC
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Mr Kobayashi: I'm not saying this technology isn't impressive...

I'm just saying, if your into photography for artistic purposes and you're deleting everything that get's in the way and replacing with fake images...

Take up painting. You'll be in control. Might I suggest photorealism?

I think you can just turn this option on/off to taste, no?

Link | Posted on May 19, 2017 at 02:53 UTC
On article Sony a9: more speed, less dynamic range (566 comments in total)
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dash2k8: I myself long ago gave up pixel-peeping. If an image looks great on my pro-grade, color-corrected monitor, I'm not going to worry about how it will look in print. Truth is, I never print anything taken in a dark venue anyway. Every print is a studio or outdoor natural light shot. Can someone tell me (this is an honest question, not a rhetorical challenge) if he/she has ever printed something taken at extreme ISO settings?

@Thematic, I've been using a 1Dx and 1Dx2 for a few years now, thank you, and before that my 1V film body, so I'm not a complete ignoramus when it comes to sports bodies ;) Even when I shoot sporting events, I never find myself needing ISO to be higher than 6400. (Granted, I never shot sports in a poor country that couldn't afford decent lighting.) Basically I've never had to use images taken in dark hotel rooms or their equivalent. I was at the Winter Olympics in a non-professional capacity a few years ago in Russia and never had trouble with shutter speed vs high ISO noise.

@smiler, I think for those publications (especially tabloids) noise is hardly an issue, though I do agree the less the better.

Link | Posted on May 19, 2017 at 02:40 UTC
On article Sony a9: more speed, less dynamic range (566 comments in total)
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photoMEETING: Very nice numbers indeed.

But for me any EVF is a nightmare.

Been there, done that. Thanks, but no thanks.

@photoM, you have to try it before declaring it bad. Just as some OVFs are smaller than others, all EVFs are not created equal.

Link | Posted on May 19, 2017 at 00:46 UTC
On article Sony a9: more speed, less dynamic range (566 comments in total)

I myself long ago gave up pixel-peeping. If an image looks great on my pro-grade, color-corrected monitor, I'm not going to worry about how it will look in print. Truth is, I never print anything taken in a dark venue anyway. Every print is a studio or outdoor natural light shot. Can someone tell me (this is an honest question, not a rhetorical challenge) if he/she has ever printed something taken at extreme ISO settings?

Link | Posted on May 19, 2017 at 00:45 UTC as 47th comment | 9 replies
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avicenanw: Would be great if it can identify and remove moire in cameras that don't utilize anti-aliasing filters.

Might be difficult as most moire are very tiny patterns. If anything, the process will be ADDING the lines back that the moire ruined in the first place.

Link | Posted on May 19, 2017 at 00:41 UTC

An advanced version of Photoshop's content-aware fill?

Link | Posted on May 19, 2017 at 00:39 UTC as 33rd comment | 3 replies
On article Are we impressed by Eye AF on the Sony a9? Yes and no (47 comments in total)

I use Canon/Nikon/Sony gear for various purposes so I'm not a "fanboy" of any brand when I say this: the article not liking the AF tracking to fail when the subject turns around is just too nitpicky, considering this is "EYE" autofocusing and you don't give the camera any eyes to track! Yes my Canon's Dual Pixel can better stay focused with the head, but honestly, how often do we ever shoot an image where the subject turns away from the camera? I've been shooting with all kinds of equipment for almost 20 years and I can't remember an instance where I've needed to maintain focus on a subject that turned away from me. I appreciate the editors going thru the trouble of locating potential pitfalls with new products, but this instance is a bit too unrealistic.

Simply put, when was the last time we took a picture or video of the back of a head?

Link | Posted on May 17, 2017 at 07:02 UTC as 4th comment | 8 replies
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