ZodiacPhoto

ZodiacPhoto

Lives in United States Middle of Nowhere, NY, United States
Works as a Electronic Engineer
Has a website at http://www.zodiacphoto.com
Joined on Jun 26, 2006

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On photo Old Mate in the People Photography 2022 challenge (7 comments in total)

Is it just me - I find the cut-off top of the head... making the whole image out of balance? Otherwise, an excellent portrait!

Link | Posted on May 21, 2022 at 17:44 UTC as 3rd comment | 1 reply
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BrentSchumer: This will just make the Leicas more attractive to their target market...

Yes, Leicas behave like Veblen goods https://www.investopedia.com/terms/v/veblen-good.asp

Link | Posted on Apr 21, 2022 at 20:21 UTC
On article Erez Marom: On Originality in Landscape Photography (302 comments in total)
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ZodiacPhoto: Unless you bring a new element of a subject into the scenery, the composition is not CREATED or INVENTED, but rather DISCOVERED - you just choose the point to take the photo from, the focal length and the direction.
"A musician could create art by interpreting someone else's creation in original ways. ... A photographer cannot do the same with a composition" - I completely disagree with this statement. There is much more to the art of photography than composition alone, and there are ways to make a completely original photo while standing shoulder-to-shoulder with a dosen of other photographers on the same spot.

No problem, love your photos, either original or not!

Link | Posted on Nov 14, 2021 at 18:57 UTC
On article Erez Marom: On Originality in Landscape Photography (302 comments in total)

Unless you bring a new element of a subject into the scenery, the composition is not CREATED or INVENTED, but rather DISCOVERED - you just choose the point to take the photo from, the focal length and the direction.
"A musician could create art by interpreting someone else's creation in original ways. ... A photographer cannot do the same with a composition" - I completely disagree with this statement. There is much more to the art of photography than composition alone, and there are ways to make a completely original photo while standing shoulder-to-shoulder with a dosen of other photographers on the same spot.

Link | Posted on Nov 14, 2021 at 16:27 UTC as 123rd comment | 2 replies
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XCameraObscura: What is the maximum quality required for editorial, fine art, documentary, portrait, landscape or whatever kind of photography. I don't believe the answer is 61MP or even 100MP for all of this. I still believe that 24MP is really a sweet spot that can do most with over-investing in gear on the one site and loading TB's full of slow to handle files with a lot of not really required detail on the other side. I like jazja comment about printing too. In the real world, there are many more parameters and techniques - than just the pixel-size ) to produce 'the right print for the right purpose'. I've seen f.i. gorgeous prints at exhibitions shot with 16MP-only cameras while other were disappointing with much higher res cameras...

People arguing that 24-36 etc. MP is "enough" for landscape photography when not printing billboard-sized photos, do not consider cropping - not just trimming the edges to improve composition, etc., but using just the central part of the sensor (where lenses perform best) to effectively multiply the focal length - assuming your lens is good enough. It s like having a digital tele-converter with you at all times!

Link | Posted on Aug 14, 2021 at 18:09 UTC

If money is no object... I would hire somebody to carry all those fast FF lenses I wish I had, but don't like to carry them around.

Link | Posted on Aug 7, 2021 at 14:25 UTC as 137th comment
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(unknown member): Interesting that they didn't choose to go with an integrated vertical grip.

Because they can sell it to you for another $2,000?

Link | Posted on Jan 26, 2021 at 15:36 UTC
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(unknown member): win win situation he will get paid $500k for a tv interview prime time magazine articles :-) and his name up in lights.

Aren't any profits acquired by illegal activity forfeited?

Link | Posted on Dec 26, 2020 at 21:53 UTC
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Lightright: Canon got shot glass.
Nikon got the jellies.
Sony.... a mini me alpha.

I think i prefer the Canon glass. :D

Yes, if used appropriately, it adds about 2 stops of Image Stabilization for me...
;)

Link | Posted on Nov 4, 2020 at 00:28 UTC

Will look good on Sony A7C...

Link | Posted on Sep 18, 2020 at 16:30 UTC as 16th comment
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Mlumiere: The Canon R5 appears to be of a robust and waterproof construction. Can Sony cameras and lenses Made in China withstand the rain in the rain forest and the shocks of the mountaineer?

Are Canon cameras and lenses made in Japan - just curious?

Link | Posted on Sep 10, 2020 at 23:41 UTC
On article Full-frame mirrorless lens guide 2022 (2072 comments in total)

Why no Voigtlander primes in Sony info-graphics? I am not even talking about Laova, etc.

Link | Posted on Sep 7, 2020 at 13:32 UTC as 258th comment | 1 reply
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lightnchade: What does it mean: "Canon Australia announces..." ?

Does it mean that a division of Canon that is based in Australia has invented some completely new printer that is only available to Australians?

If so, why? Is it such that only Australians need such a printer? Is it related to climate there?

Or does it mean that Canon HQ previously announced this product for some other parts of the world but didn't include Australia but now they decided to include Australia?

If so, why? Why wasn't it previously available in Australia? What has changed to make it now suitable for the Australian market?

If the printer was previously available only outside Australia, what would have happened if an Australian tried to buy this printer from Hong Kong, would the printer have been seized on import as not allowed for that market?

Does the printer have a GPS chip that detects where in the world it is and refuse to function if its not in some acceptable place? And what defines acceptable?

It prints all images rotated 180 upside down.
;)

Link | Posted on Sep 4, 2020 at 11:21 UTC
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24Peter: I'm confused: 10TB seems like nothing for a huge, multinational company like Canon. I have 10TB storage in my Acer desktop computer. Perhaps it was highly sensitive data which obviously is not good. But the article goes out of it's way to highlight an amount which is like 35 mins of RAW 8K video from the new R5?!?
OK, sorry Canon for your loss :-(

Maybe they will come up with an alternative ending...
After seeing count Rostov in Hulu's "The Great", I have a different image of Natasha Rostova now...
;)

Link | Posted on Aug 5, 2020 at 22:52 UTC

He reminded me of Q from old James Bond movies (played by late Desmond Llewelyn).

Link | Posted on Jul 26, 2020 at 00:25 UTC as 16th comment
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ZodiacPhoto: I wish... I wish.. 20-55mm f/4

Yes, I would trade 5mm at the long end for a constant aperture.

Link | Posted on May 28, 2020 at 21:23 UTC

I wish... I wish.. 20-55mm f/4

Link | Posted on May 28, 2020 at 20:17 UTC as 61st comment | 2 replies

And where is Nikon? Sad...

Link | Posted on May 19, 2020 at 00:21 UTC as 41st comment | 7 replies
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Daniel Haussmann: What a joke. What is next? A patent for a "removeable tyre on a moving vehicle"?

Agree, things happen - let the courts straightening this out.

Link | Posted on May 18, 2020 at 20:05 UTC
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Daniel Haussmann: What a joke. What is next? A patent for a "removeable tyre on a moving vehicle"?

Since the patent was accepted and approved, I would assume that patent lawyers, engineers, and USPTO looked at existing design before issuing the patent. It goes through a lot of scrutiny.
So, unless everybody in this chain is blind, it means that the patented mechanism is substantially different from existing art.

Link | Posted on May 18, 2020 at 18:42 UTC
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