Ian

Ian

Lives in United States Tallahassee, United States
Joined on May 18, 2001

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On article Fujifilm GFX 50S added to our studio test scene (440 comments in total)
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The Dopaminer: There`s always something absurd in these tests. 5DSR with the 85 1.8?
Put some recent L glass on there, obviously.

And the Fuji`s 50mp raw is 112mb? Double the Canon`s ?

I hate to admit it...but at f/5.6, the f/1.8 and the mighty Otus are pretty much even (go to Measurements>Sharpness>Profiles>set both lenses to f/5.6):

https://www.dxomark.com/Lenses/Compare/Side-by-side/Canon-EF85mm-f-1.8-USM-on-Canon-EOS-5DS-R-versus-Zeiss-Carl-Zeiss-Apo-Planar-T-Star-Otus-85mm-F14-ZE-Canon-on-Canon-EOS-5DS-R__241_1009_1383_1009

Link | Posted on Mar 21, 2017 at 17:55 UTC
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Leonp: If there really would have been no red pixels in the image it would not have been so easy to make this out of it:
http://pix.toile-libre.org/upload/original/1488441903.jpg
I just corrected the levels.
Without the red pixels, the strawberries are black.

Thanks for calling B.S. and proving it. I hate this semantic stuff, obviously there was red in the image, just not enough to "call it" red.

Link | Posted on Mar 2, 2017 at 16:39 UTC

I really wish you would have asked them at least one question about mirrorless cameras ;)

Link | Posted on Feb 28, 2017 at 16:53 UTC as 51st comment
On article 2016 Challenge of Challenges winners announced (62 comments in total)
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Ian: Beautiful photos, but a stunning lack of originality in many of them.

@LightBug, I supposed I expected something like the Camargue horses photo (#4) - a unique and successful take on a familiar shot. Copying others composition, lighting, etc. (like #1) just seems rather uncreative to me.

I think as photographers on an increasingly photographed planet, it should be our goal to put our personal and unique take on the world. Copying other peoples unique and excellent photos might win contests, but doesn't impress me.

Link | Posted on Feb 23, 2017 at 16:21 UTC
On article 2016 Challenge of Challenges winners announced (62 comments in total)
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Ian: Beautiful photos, but a stunning lack of originality in many of them.

Sure, and I don't mean that they aren't beautiful, well-composed, or technically deficient in any way. They are all wonderful photos.

But, the silhouettes of this city in #1 have been shot almost exactly this same way by numerous people, and have won many contests; #2 the Milky Way arching over the mountains isn't in the US Southwest, but has been done to death; #3 a person standing in front of that very waterfall was in an ad in Outdoor Photographer [magazine] last month; #4 the Camargue horse shot has been done many times, but this one IS unique in terms of lighting; #5 the tree shot is almost a square crop of Peter Lik's similar photo; #8 is a near copy of a famous B&W shot (will have to search for the reference).

The others, however are unique and original as far as I'm aware.

Link | Posted on Feb 21, 2017 at 21:51 UTC
On article 2016 Challenge of Challenges winners announced (62 comments in total)

Beautiful photos, but a stunning lack of originality in many of them.

Link | Posted on Feb 21, 2017 at 16:52 UTC as 17th comment | 4 replies
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Aroart: Tell me again please.. why do people put money into Kickstarter projects... If it flops you get nothing if it pans out you get the first production version with flaws...

It's all about what you buy. I have purchased a photo book from a well-known photographer, a little GoPro gadget that is essentially a plastic thing that holds the camera at numerous angles, and a camera strap. All three were perfect quality.

If you buy basic, simple stuff from established people, it's generally a good place to get new, innovative stuff. For complex electronics and stuff, I agree completely.

Link | Posted on Feb 1, 2017 at 16:48 UTC
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villagranvicent: For the money they are charging for their cameras I would expect a much nicer meeting room.

LOL, that's why I shoot Canon - they have nicer meeting rooms.

Link | Posted on Feb 1, 2017 at 16:40 UTC

I wonder if people will buy these and put them in a display case like the Leicas? And where is the uber-fancy box/case that should come with it?

Just kidding (sort of) these cameras do look really cool!

Link | Posted on Jan 9, 2017 at 16:58 UTC as 9th comment
On article CES 2017: Hands-on with the Kodak Super 8 (426 comments in total)
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villagranvicent: The ideal product for a bunch of hipsters trying to keep their vintage thing BS alive. They will buy it and use until they realized the cost of film+development is much more expensive than buying a VSCO app to achieve the same look with their iPhones.

It will certainly go well with their collection of vinyl LPs and plain-glass eyeglasses ;)

I can see the flat lay on Instagram already...

Link | Posted on Jan 9, 2017 at 16:53 UTC

Sadly I don't have any Panasonic cameras anymore, but I love their commitment to listening to users and improving cameras via firmware. I even have an ancient DVD player that they recently updated the firmware on - something like 10 years after it first went on sale.

I'm sure this is going to be a fantastic camera that will only get better with time.

Link | Posted on Jan 5, 2017 at 14:16 UTC as 76th comment | 1 reply
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Ian: This is bad news - I bought my wife one of these and if her phone goes haywire, I'm the one that suffers ;)

And that's what photography is all about for married men - temporary escape from the suffering.

Link | Posted on Dec 30, 2016 at 16:20 UTC

This is bad news - I bought my wife one of these and if her phone goes haywire, I'm the one that suffers ;)

Link | Posted on Dec 30, 2016 at 14:45 UTC as 37th comment | 7 replies
On article 2016 DPReview Readers' Best Shots: Places (122 comments in total)

Excellent photos by all - congratulations on producing such great work this year!

Link | Posted on Dec 30, 2016 at 14:44 UTC as 41st comment
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Ian: This is getting major traction on all the photo sites -- I wonder how long it will be before Tiffani gets a pink slip.

Guys, I don't think that was the plan given the typo and all, but yes, it's likely an advertising windfall. Assuming you click through to the article, which I haven't.

Link | Posted on Dec 29, 2016 at 02:37 UTC

This is getting major traction on all the photo sites -- I wonder how long it will be before Tiffani gets a pink slip.

Link | Posted on Dec 28, 2016 at 21:29 UTC as 277th comment | 3 replies
On article Modern Mirrorless: Canon EOS M5 Review (1627 comments in total)

I dumped my M body and lenses (I had them all) because I didn't think this camera would ever materialize, and even then, it's still not quite there. The SL1 and EF-S lenses I replaced it with for travel is everything I want in a small camera, with the exception of the mirror and the size it adds.

Link | Posted on Dec 20, 2016 at 16:33 UTC as 178th comment
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Ian: For those complaining about his gear or status - all I can say is get a life! How jealous or jaded are you?

I was a bit critical of his last shoot on the volcano, but I have to say that I really like this one. Plastic pollution of the oceans is such a huge issue yet it gets such little attention, so I think it's a great cause.

I like the overhead angle and the various bottle set ups which must have been brutally time-consuming after they got the bottles sorted. The make up / body paint and bottles go really well together. Great shoot and I hope you are successful in raising some awareness.

Of course Sony is being promoted and of course he's promoting himself, but it's not blatant (this isn't a Sony print or web ad), nor is this a black & white and either/or item. You can promote more than one thing at once. The fact that you and anyone else is even talking about this is proof of that.

Link | Posted on Dec 13, 2016 at 21:04 UTC

For those complaining about his gear or status - all I can say is get a life! How jealous or jaded are you?

I was a bit critical of his last shoot on the volcano, but I have to say that I really like this one. Plastic pollution of the oceans is such a huge issue yet it gets such little attention, so I think it's a great cause.

I like the overhead angle and the various bottle set ups which must have been brutally time-consuming after they got the bottles sorted. The make up / body paint and bottles go really well together. Great shoot and I hope you are successful in raising some awareness.

Link | Posted on Dec 13, 2016 at 17:13 UTC as 9th comment | 4 replies
On photo Hands off in the An A to Z of Subjects- Week 8. H challenge (2 comments in total)

I'd like to know the story behind this one! It's either hilarious or disturbing or maybe a bit of both.

Link | Posted on Dec 13, 2016 at 13:43 UTC as 2nd comment
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