darngooddesign

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On article Fujifilm X-A3 sample gallery (91 comments in total)
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Ben Herrmann: Fuji does Bayer very well as I discoverd shooting with the earlier X-A1 and now the X-A3. I posted my thoughts earlier about the X-A3 here:

https://www.dpreview.com/forums/post/59527870

As I indicated in my observations while using the camera, it's a keeper because in the end, the IQ is superb. But damnnnnnnnn....some of the operational quirks in getting to the end result - that wonderful IQ - can have you cursin' out loud.

I know Fuji is invested heavily in the X-Trans system, but I must add because they do the Bayer system in such a wonderful manner (subjective, I know), why they don't give us more options here is beyond me. Fuji releasing Bayer options only in the very entry level category is a big disconcerting - but hey, that's just me.

Would love to see a Bayer model with an EVF and much better LCD (see review) than they incorporated in the X-A3. And improve the AF also.

I would point out that with any camera, you should not have a single sharpening setting for all of your shots.

Link | Posted on Jun 21, 2017 at 11:43 UTC
On article Fujifilm X-A3 sample gallery (91 comments in total)
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misspiggy01: much better grass and foliage than x-trans and less plasticy skin.

best sensor in any fuji imho.

The waxy skintone issue on the older Fuji cameras was a JPG issue. The new X-Trans3 cameras, T2, Pro2, and T20, do not have the issue.

Link | Posted on Jun 21, 2017 at 11:41 UTC
On article Fujifilm X-A3 sample gallery (91 comments in total)
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great Javier: The direct competitor for this fuji a3 is the sony a6000. Three years later, the sony a6000 is hard to beat.

If free software is the only deciding factor in your camera purchase then Sony's Capture One offer is pretty nice. Most people don't pick a camera asked on that.

Link | Posted on Jun 21, 2017 at 11:38 UTC
On article Fujifilm X-A3 sample gallery (91 comments in total)
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Mateus1: Colours look nicer nad more natural then from X-T2 X-Trans III which look arifical and sometimes even ugly.

Hope Fuji will give up from hyped X-Trans and brings X-E3 with Bayer cfa. I will be first buying it.

Then no XE3 for you.

Link | Posted on Jun 20, 2017 at 12:43 UTC
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Jim: As a former military pilot, I would NEVER fly on a North Korean carrier...I mean NEVER. Their entire country is a joke so you think they'll take training and maintenance seriously? No thanks.

That aside, I do enjoy aviation photography so the article was certainly an interesting piece.

None have crashed as far as we know. None have been grounded for mechanical problems as far as we know.

Link | Posted on Jun 20, 2017 at 12:35 UTC
On article Through the lens of black women photographers (203 comments in total)
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katastrofa: It's an old practice in art curatorship to gather together works of art made by artists with a similar background. E.g. "Paintings by XVIth Century Italian Masters". Or "Photographs by Black Women". Somehow, some people are OK with the first but howl with outrage at the second. One wonders, why?

Before any art style becomes popular and commonplace there are shows and exhibits dedicated to those art styles which would be underrepresented.

Link | Posted on Jun 19, 2017 at 16:53 UTC
On article Through the lens of black women photographers (203 comments in total)
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darngooddesign: At its core, art is supposed to provoke reactions and discussion. Regardless of what you think of the various comments posted, these women certainly have done that.

Shame someone who I assume is interested in photography doesn't want to look at photos because he/she doesn't like the the headline.

Link | Posted on Jun 19, 2017 at 16:50 UTC
On article Through the lens of black women photographers (203 comments in total)
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zzzxtreme: The title seems to put emphasis on race. It equates to "these photos can only be taken by a black woman", not white or japanese etc...

Change black to any other colour, or woman to male - it will still sound controversial.

I'm only focusing on the title, not the intent of the editor

Street photographers would be in the headline of a book showcasing street photography.

Link | Posted on Jun 19, 2017 at 16:48 UTC
On article Through the lens of black women photographers (203 comments in total)
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polishpunk68: The amount of comments complaining that this article got posted is appalling. Photography is self expression of showing the world as you see it. People from different backgrounds and cultures will have a different perspective and it is worthwhile to see and read about it. It is very relevant in the realm of photography.

Not recognizing a photographers gender or heritage is ignorance.

Its assigning value to them as black women in the same way that a book on street photography assigns value to them because they are street photographers.

Link | Posted on Jun 19, 2017 at 16:46 UTC
On article Through the lens of black women photographers (203 comments in total)
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zzzxtreme: The title seems to put emphasis on race. It equates to "these photos can only be taken by a black woman", not white or japanese etc...

Change black to any other colour, or woman to male - it will still sound controversial.

I'm only focusing on the title, not the intent of the editor

Well, a collection of photographs taken by black women can only be taken by black women. To me it isn't saying that only black women can take photos like that; just that this particular collection happens to be taken by black women. Similarly, a collection of art from Tsarist Russia will not feature modern American artists. Or landscape photos will generally not feature macros of clocks.

Link | Posted on Jun 18, 2017 at 18:41 UTC
On article Through the lens of black women photographers (203 comments in total)
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Scottelly: I think it's shameful that you've chosen to do an article based on race. It seems so racist to me. I can't imagine you'd ever dream of doing an article based on white women photographers, would you?

A mechanical device requires operating instructions and she developed those which is as close to an OS as that device can have. She is the mother of modern programming, without her, Hopper, and Goldberg to name a few, you wouldn't be posting online how men did everything.

You might not think you feel oppressed, but that's not how your posts come across.

Link | Posted on Jun 18, 2017 at 18:33 UTC
On article Through the lens of black women photographers (203 comments in total)
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Just A Number: Like WOW, just WOW! Like, I can't even!

I suppose it was just a matter of time until even photography gear sites get targeted by social justice warriors, feminists and the likes.

@dpreview: Do you really think it is a good idea to politicize a photography gear review site?

Time to pack up and move on, I guess. For me at least.

No he doesn't. There are plenty of valid reasons to criticize him; the tiger comment isn't one.

Link | Posted on Jun 18, 2017 at 18:18 UTC
On article Through the lens of black women photographers (203 comments in total)
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Just A Number: Like WOW, just WOW! Like, I can't even!

I suppose it was just a matter of time until even photography gear sites get targeted by social justice warriors, feminists and the likes.

@dpreview: Do you really think it is a good idea to politicize a photography gear review site?

Time to pack up and move on, I guess. For me at least.

Prejudice, in and of itself, is nether good nor bad; it's just something that exists. How you let prejudice manifest in your life can be good or bad. But you know he didn't say feminists are wild beasts in the jungle.

Link | Posted on Jun 18, 2017 at 17:59 UTC
On article Through the lens of black women photographers (203 comments in total)
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Just A Number: Like WOW, just WOW! Like, I can't even!

I suppose it was just a matter of time until even photography gear sites get targeted by social justice warriors, feminists and the likes.

@dpreview: Do you really think it is a good idea to politicize a photography gear review site?

Time to pack up and move on, I guess. For me at least.

Yes, but you conflated his tiger comment with feminists.

Link | Posted on Jun 18, 2017 at 17:50 UTC
On article Through the lens of black women photographers (203 comments in total)
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Scottelly: I think it's shameful that you've chosen to do an article based on race. It seems so racist to me. I can't imagine you'd ever dream of doing an article based on white women photographers, would you?

This site is about photography, yet you haven't discussed any of the photos.

You also need to learn about computer history because while Babbage invented the physical computer, Lovelace invented its "OS" and modern programming. So you can thank a woman for your ability to complain on DPR about being an oppressed male.

Link | Posted on Jun 18, 2017 at 17:45 UTC
On article Through the lens of black women photographers (203 comments in total)
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Just A Number: Like WOW, just WOW! Like, I can't even!

I suppose it was just a matter of time until even photography gear sites get targeted by social justice warriors, feminists and the likes.

@dpreview: Do you really think it is a good idea to politicize a photography gear review site?

Time to pack up and move on, I guess. For me at least.

That's not what he is saying and you know it. Misrepresenting him will not make your point more compelling.

Are you saying that feminists can't lurk in the jungle? Stop limiting what women can do. :D

Link | Posted on Jun 18, 2017 at 17:39 UTC
On article Through the lens of black women photographers (203 comments in total)

At its core, art is supposed to provoke reactions and discussion. Regardless of what you think of the various comments posted, these women certainly have done that.

Link | Posted on Jun 18, 2017 at 17:36 UTC as 23rd comment | 3 replies
On article Through the lens of black women photographers (203 comments in total)
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Just A Number: Like WOW, just WOW! Like, I can't even!

I suppose it was just a matter of time until even photography gear sites get targeted by social justice warriors, feminists and the likes.

@dpreview: Do you really think it is a good idea to politicize a photography gear review site?

Time to pack up and move on, I guess. For me at least.

Oooo the snowflake is now using the term snowflake.

Seven hours after saying he was going to move on, JAS still hasn't.

Link | Posted on Jun 18, 2017 at 17:27 UTC
On article Through the lens of black women photographers (203 comments in total)
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creepy.sol: I'd bet all or most of the folk here that have a problem with this feature are white and male. I'm always amazed that white people think they understand race and what it means to be a person of color.

I hope dpreview knows that this is an appropriate story to feature and I hope they do more of it even if you have to turn off comments or something. As a person of color, I can tell you features like this are important and more of it is needed even if the heote folk around here don't get it.

Katastrofa wins comment of the day. Now I have to clean coffee off my keyboard.

Link | Posted on Jun 18, 2017 at 17:23 UTC
On article Through the lens of black women photographers (203 comments in total)
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darngooddesign: Hey, at least it's not another Sony article. :D

What a scoop. Stop the presses!!!

Link | Posted on Jun 18, 2017 at 17:12 UTC
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