Raist3d

Lives in United States Canyon Country, CA, United States
Works as a Photographer & Game Developer (Programmer)
Has a website at http://raist3d.typepad.com
Joined on Dec 9, 2001
About me:

To continue loving video games, their programming while doing & improving my
professional photography, punish the guilty, reward the good, educate kids and fight for
all that is good. :-)

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On article Accusations fly over Fukushima photos (85 comments in total)
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inohuri: All photographs are lies. They are a facsimile. They will never be what was actually the subject.

This would seem to vary by intention. Here they are intended as documentation and they may have broken rules for that. Or intended as a scam in which case the photog did well.

My surreal photographs (near infrared high contrast with power lines and chain link fences) would completely disgust many followers of rules. I like them.

Oh, and by the way, I don't know what your rules are so could you please post them so I might have the opportunity to obey.

Remember the lemmings. Disney lied to you.

I did read what you said. You made a wrong analogy (which I pointed out). Maybe you didn't read what I said.

Link | Posted on Jul 23, 2016 at 22:21 UTC
On article Accusations fly over Fukushima photos (85 comments in total)
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inohuri: All photographs are lies. They are a facsimile. They will never be what was actually the subject.

This would seem to vary by intention. Here they are intended as documentation and they may have broken rules for that. Or intended as a scam in which case the photog did well.

My surreal photographs (near infrared high contrast with power lines and chain link fences) would completely disgust many followers of rules. I like them.

Oh, and by the way, I don't know what your rules are so could you please post them so I might have the opportunity to obey.

Remember the lemmings. Disney lied to you.

There are light years of difference between the shots you described that would disgust people with rules of photographic style vs posting photographs with a knowingly false context. It's not about rules in that case. It's about flat out lying.

Now- I don't know whether the photographer in question did that but seems to me you are mixing two different things.

Link | Posted on Jul 21, 2016 at 01:54 UTC
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eno2: The video quality is disappointing (after high hopes), Fuji is definitively pixel bin or line skip, there is doubt about that now. I've downloaded and compared it to A6300 (which is definitely resizing the 4K from higher res) and even after strong sharpening in PS, the XT 2 is nowhere near as detailed and free of artifacts as the Sony.
The crop factor in 4K is bigger than I thought it wold be (around 1,79x), so you loose some wide angle in the shots.

Well, I'm probably to harsh on them. The camera and photo quality are both very good, the video image is OK, comparable to GH4 but unfortunately there is nothing exceptional to make people think about changing systems + there is the big question about video overheating?!

I think you should speak for yourself and not speak for other people and whether they would jump to it or not. Of course, in a sea of *excellent* cameras of different brands, there's really not much need to jump in either case, but not because the XT2 doesn't look good.

Link | Posted on Jul 19, 2016 at 06:20 UTC
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Raist3d: Fuji please- make a wearer sealed xe3 that it's a tad smaller than the xe2/xe2s. Make it a stealthier xpro2. You can even shrink the evf of you want. Art LCD like the x70.

If it comes to priorities- remove the evf but make this an xpro2 feature set otherwise. It would go great with the new primes.

willed nl - no, I don't want an X-A3. What I want is a camera that has the tech of the Xpro 2 in a very small body. More like a Pro XM1. I want Xtrans. I want weather sealing. I want well built. The price can be higher, that's ok - if it has all that. And to re-iterate- it *can* have an EVF- I only said that as if it comes to that getting in the way of size, consider it out, but it could have one- that's fine.

Link | Posted on Jul 15, 2016 at 10:16 UTC
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Raist3d: Fuji please- make a wearer sealed xe3 that it's a tad smaller than the xe2/xe2s. Make it a stealthier xpro2. You can even shrink the evf of you want. Art LCD like the x70.

If it comes to priorities- remove the evf but make this an xpro2 feature set otherwise. It would go great with the new primes.

I didn't say they have to necessarily do it with evf but the priority is small. Also using lcd only should not mean in any shape or form "using the camera at arms length" necessarily at all.

Link | Posted on Jul 15, 2016 at 05:21 UTC

Fuji please- make a wearer sealed xe3 that it's a tad smaller than the xe2/xe2s. Make it a stealthier xpro2. You can even shrink the evf of you want. Art LCD like the x70.

If it comes to priorities- remove the evf but make this an xpro2 feature set otherwise. It would go great with the new primes.

Link | Posted on Jul 14, 2016 at 19:14 UTC as 84th comment | 4 replies
On article Sony announces FE 50mm F1.4 ZA prime lens (293 comments in total)
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Raist3d: I just don't understand why Sony gave priority to do with lens with the great FE 55mm f1.8 around.

The FE 55 f1.8 is one of their very best lenses and much smaller. I don't get it. Can someone with a need for this new lens that shoots Sony with real world photography experience tell me what his promises that would be wanted over the 55mm?

Thanks (honest question)

MrReality - so a bit of a marketing "we can do this" statement maybe? I can see that.

Link | Posted on Jul 12, 2016 at 00:14 UTC
On article Sony announces FE 50mm F1.4 ZA prime lens (293 comments in total)

I just don't understand why Sony gave priority to do with lens with the great FE 55mm f1.8 around.

The FE 55 f1.8 is one of their very best lenses and much smaller. I don't get it. Can someone with a need for this new lens that shoots Sony with real world photography experience tell me what his promises that would be wanted over the 55mm?

Thanks (honest question)

Link | Posted on Jul 11, 2016 at 23:07 UTC as 18th comment | 10 replies
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Raist3d: Funny to see this considering how many like to criticize Apple, but Aplle does use real iPhone taken photographs.

Sorry, but got a link to support the original claim you made? Thanks.

Link | Posted on Jul 11, 2016 at 11:09 UTC
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Raist3d: Funny to see this considering how many like to criticize Apple, but Aplle does use real iPhone taken photographs.

martinot- got a link that supports that claim? In either case iPhone 3g is a very long time ago and doesn't take away of what Apple does today and for a few years (assuming what you said is even true)

Link | Posted on Jul 8, 2016 at 10:49 UTC

Fuji, you really set the example on listening to the customer and doing the things you feel it's right for photography. I am pretty happy with the PenF and I wanted smaller but I will always respect what Fuji is doing here.

Link | Posted on Jul 7, 2016 at 07:41 UTC as 10th comment | 1 reply
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Raist3d: Funny to see this considering how many like to criticize Apple, but Aplle does use real iPhone taken photographs.

Tell that to Huawei and whoever else does not dare use their phone for their ads (yes, they are not the first to be caught).

They look amazing for a variety of reasons, one which is that the iPhone camera and its processing is actually pretty good. The wide variety of shots Apple shows in their commercials shows it. But what you mention is completely besides the point- one company dares to use their products as advertised to show what they can do and what you can do with them as photographic tools, some others pick a DSLR to show what allegedly you could do with their products... Huawei is not the first company caught doing this.

I never said nor implied that a good photographer isn't essential to get a good photograph. Point is, iPhone is good enough as a photographic tool so Pros can use it - and they do. All the way to full page spreads published in Time magazine. Look it up.

Link | Posted on Jul 6, 2016 at 13:55 UTC
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Raist3d: Funny to see this considering how many like to criticize Apple, but Aplle does use real iPhone taken photographs.

It does. Several Pro photogs use iPhones, you can see the photos out there in adverts (USA) and they look amazing.

Link | Posted on Jul 6, 2016 at 08:02 UTC
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Nielsenius: Smartphone manufacturers are going head over heels trying to convince customers that their phone is a camera replacement. For most people this is true. I used to be an "iPhone photographer," but that changed when I realized how much more engaging the images from a "real camera" could be.

Interesting you say this considering there are several professional photographers using iPhones for Pro-class work photography. Engaging images come from better photographers.

Link | Posted on Jul 6, 2016 at 07:26 UTC

Funny to see this considering how many like to criticize Apple, but Aplle does use real iPhone taken photographs.

Link | Posted on Jul 5, 2016 at 19:24 UTC as 62nd comment | 8 replies
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oscarc: Nice politically driven contest. Makes sense that the photos with the most death and destruction would get the most attention just like in the news. Aside from this, pictures like these help promote the climate change/global warming hoax. Forget that satellite images show more ice than ever, or that the earth was actually cooling, hence the "global warming" label change. Never mind that "scientists" manipulated data to support their position. Pesky facts. And yes, there is politics in everything.

Actually there is a lot of peer reviews to the evidence of global warming. The same science you conveniently quote to show imagery of satellites is the same science measuring climate change. Don't pick and chose just what's convenient.

Link | Posted on Jun 29, 2016 at 17:14 UTC
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Vit Adamek: Great micro 4/3 cam, I know it because I have it but I am keeping A7 Mark 1 as well which I got used from ebay for the same money. One no longer has to side particular manufacturer or system and can use best of many brands and systems.

If you are shooting manual mode, you can still have Auto ISO. You can call this mode TvAV like Pentax/Ricoh do if you want, but this is a kind of manual mode that exists in many cameras. Olympus never had this until the PenF. It's time for Panasonic to do the same.

And no, it's not the same thing. It offers more flexibility than just manual for the same reason Auto ISO + EV compensation can be useful in A/P/S modes.

Look at the DXo color sensitivity results carefully- it does have enough bit to make a difference per Dxo standards.

Link | Posted on Jun 16, 2016 at 05:51 UTC
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Fujica: Splash Proof - nice and smart marketing term for unsealed...

That's not true and all. And this is hardly a new term

Link | Posted on Jun 15, 2016 at 14:26 UTC

Most of those I see comparing this lens to other systems in just size, weight and price is ignoring comparing also at the same level of optical quality.

Compare same to same, taking the equivalence into account, sure- but consider te lens IQ and also consider the camera bodies in mft will still be smaller anyway.

Link | Posted on Jun 15, 2016 at 14:23 UTC as 11th comment | 2 replies

Seems like a lot of people comparing this lens to others as expensive, are not comparing it vs premium FF lenses on the other systems. There's more to a lens drawing of light than aperture, equivalent light gathering, etc.

Link | Posted on Jun 15, 2016 at 07:54 UTC as 118th comment
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