PhotoKhan

Lives in Portugal Cascais, Portugal
Works as a Airline pilot
Joined on Mar 22, 2003
About me:

A good photograph shows what you saw.
A superior ones conveys what you felt.

Comments

Total: 1151, showing: 1 – 20
« First‹ Previous12345Next ›Last »
On article Video: First look at the Canon EOS 6D Mark II (41 comments in total)

Another Canon "Meh!" camera to be derided by extremely demanding, formidably discriminating DPR users but that will still sell like hot cakes.

...by now, this must be kind of a running joke, down at 30-2, Shimomaruko 3-chome, Ohta-ku, Tokyo.

I think it goes: "How many DPR users are needed to change a bulb?...4K!"

Link | Posted on Jun 29, 2017 at 16:21 UTC as 6th comment
On article Finishing the line: Nikon 28mm F1.4E ED sample gallery (124 comments in total)

The portentous, sheer quality exuding from all these samples...

It never ceases to amaze me when people fail to notice its absence in so many other lenses, cameras or combos tested by DPR.

...MTFs and analytics are all OK but...I mean...It's right there!

(Kudos, Carey Rose)

Link | Posted on Jun 27, 2017 at 13:28 UTC as 26th comment | 1 reply

Just like Lassie, he loves the camera.

Link | Posted on Jun 26, 2017 at 19:11 UTC as 58th comment | 1 reply

Yes, being a major player in the action photography arena takes more than a good camera...and that's even without needing on-site support.

...but the a9 is a step in the right direction and, as the Buddhists say, "If you are facing in the right direction, all you need to do is keep on walking.".

We'll say how Sony "kept walking" in the coming years.

Link | Posted on Jun 24, 2017 at 10:53 UTC as 165th comment | 1 reply
In reply to:

zonoskar: Does the MTF look good? http://www.tamron.jp/en/product/lenses/b028.html

MTF charts can's be effectively analyzed between brands. It has to be done "in brand".

If we compare the MTF charts for this lens with the ones for the 18-200mm F/3.5-6.3 Di Ⅲ VC (...a model that usually has positive reviews, around 4 stars for "0-to-5" criteria...) we can come to the conclusion that it will perform slightly worse at 18mm and as good at 400mm as the 18-200 performs at 200mm.

The site's photo samples by Billion Lim are nothing to write home about, regarding contrast.

Link | Posted on Jun 23, 2017 at 10:15 UTC
On article Hot mess: Remembering the Leica M8 (146 comments in total)
In reply to:

PhotoKhan: In 2007, Phil Askey found it fit to give an "Highly Recommended" commendation to this camera.

...a camera that was "decidedly unpolished", "rough around the edges", "a buggy mess", which "crashed frequently" and produced JPEGs that "tended to look a bit murky", with RAWs only providing "acceptable results", all this while "getting worryingly hot", a "hot mess", if the title of this article is anything to go by.

It took 10 years for DPR to tell things as they actually are, regarding this camera.

This is what photography enthusiasts have to take into account anytime a specialized publication - any publication - decides to write a piece about a new Leica product.

Respect and reverence is a wonderful thing but, in what regards to accurate reporting, it can be quite detrimental.

...as detrimental as having ones vision temporarily impaired by pesty floating red dots ;)

No. It's the red-dot-makes-you-blind thing.
It's still going strong, 10 years later.

Link | Posted on Jun 22, 2017 at 14:55 UTC
On article Hot mess: Remembering the Leica M8 (146 comments in total)

In 2007, Phil Askey found it fit to give an "Highly Recommended" commendation to this camera.

...a camera that was "decidedly unpolished", "rough around the edges", "a buggy mess", which "crashed frequently" and produced JPEGs that "tended to look a bit murky", with RAWs only providing "acceptable results", all this while "getting worryingly hot", a "hot mess", if the title of this article is anything to go by.

It took 10 years for DPR to tell things as they actually are, regarding this camera.

This is what photography enthusiasts have to take into account anytime a specialized publication - any publication - decides to write a piece about a new Leica product.

Respect and reverence is a wonderful thing but, in what regards to accurate reporting, it can be quite detrimental.

...as detrimental as having ones vision temporarily impaired by pesty floating red dots ;)

Link | Posted on Jun 22, 2017 at 11:50 UTC as 42nd comment | 3 replies
On article Adobe achieves record revenue (174 comments in total)
In reply to:

PhotoKhan: It's nothing short of amazing how people who seem to have a problem with renting software (...a direct, clear cut, quid-pro-quo arrangement where I, for example, spend less daily than I spend on coffee...) and, yet, seemed to not have a problem whatsoever in the days where the self-contained software they purchased was not actually theirs, as per EULAs.

...Never about the essential, always about the accessory...

...it must be some cosmic irony that you're not me, then...

Link | Posted on Jun 21, 2017 at 19:02 UTC
On article Adobe achieves record revenue (174 comments in total)

It's nothing short of amazing how people who seem to have a problem with renting software (...a direct, clear cut, quid-pro-quo arrangement where I, for example, spend less daily than I spend on coffee...) and, yet, seemed to not have a problem whatsoever in the days where the self-contained software they purchased was not actually theirs, as per EULAs.

...Never about the essential, always about the accessory...

Link | Posted on Jun 21, 2017 at 18:37 UTC as 20th comment | 6 replies
In reply to:

Satyaa: Well, pets and kids make any photo beautiful. If you ignore that factor, some of these photos were not that great.

That said, #3 takes the cake for cuteness.

Photo #3 is not only cute. It is a great, great (...and quite hard to pull that successfully ...) photograph.

Link | Posted on Jun 21, 2017 at 10:57 UTC
In reply to:

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.

Mr. Oleg Ivanovskiy, I urge you to revise your flight safety criteria or, better still, to become fully acquitted with what the subject is all about.

Link | Posted on Jun 20, 2017 at 20:05 UTC

I don't understand the apolegetic intro.

Photography is about images and these can either be still or moving ones. Those who don't appreciate the later can't actually fully understand the former and vice-versa.

There's a reason why Cinematographers are also called Directors of Photography and it has to do with that symbiotic relationship.

The clip is amazingly beautiful (...even if I discount it encompasses my two life long passions...) and I can only say that publishing it just made DPR's editorial line an even more commendable one. Thank you.

Link | Posted on Jun 17, 2017 at 13:37 UTC as 44th comment | 4 replies
On article First pictures from the new Nikon 8-15mm fisheye (139 comments in total)
In reply to:

PhotoKhan: Except for the bee shot, I can't find another shot that would not have been better served by another type of lens.

I really hope Joshua has taken aditional optics, as this is the kind of trip that would be a pity to have been wasted on such a uninspiring optical tool.

Just to make things clearer, I meant "uninspiring" in the sense of what was lost in those locations, with that light, by being forced to use this lens instead of a, say, Nikon 14-24. Fisheyes on landscapes are not very effective tools unless the "narrative" specifically makes use of their characteristics - like it so beautifully does in that bee shot.

Link | Posted on Jun 15, 2017 at 09:18 UTC
On article First pictures from the new Nikon 8-15mm fisheye (139 comments in total)

Except for the bee shot, I can't find another shot that would not have been better served by another type of lens.

I really hope Joshua has taken aditional optics, as this is the kind of trip that would be a pity to have been wasted on such a uninspiring optical tool.

Link | Posted on Jun 14, 2017 at 16:55 UTC as 14th comment | 7 replies
On article 4 times when a Hail Mary might be the right move (102 comments in total)

Serendipity has less to do with the "techniques" described in this article than with another crucial factor, so often forgotten by so many DPR users:

To be bestowed with that lucky moment, you have to actually be there, taking photographs.

Link | Posted on Jun 11, 2017 at 08:02 UTC as 13th comment
In reply to:

PhotoKhan: Errr...it is never a good idea to publicize a very specific, tailored idea as a widespread-applicable concept.

Although these do cater for very different, engaging photos, they can never be obtained on a "Hey!, I'lll try that" basis.

Ellwood got that mentioned permission because of some inside connection, some special ties.

In wider terms, this can hardly be considered a creative alternative as the imposing strobes - and they WILL be imposing, be it slightly less powerful but "in your face" ones or more distant options which will necessarily have to be of increasingly higher power, rising in proportion to the square of the distance - are bound to interfere with the athletes concentration and, as such, not prone to general use authorizations.

I see what you mean, Carey, especially the last paragraph.

I approached this as "professional sports only" endeavor when, in reality, what you outlined - setting up friendly matches for dedicated staging of these kind of shots - is a very interesting, feasible approach.

Thank you for your in-depth, thoughtful reply.

Link | Posted on Jun 5, 2017 at 14:38 UTC

For all those deriding this (...almost all of you extremely competent photographers, surely...) I will point out this: The focus stacking with in-device merging into a single Raw functionality alone is worthy of some interest.

Link | Posted on Jun 4, 2017 at 09:56 UTC as 7th comment | 1 reply

Errr...it is never a good idea to publicize a very specific, tailored idea as a widespread-applicable concept.

Although these do cater for very different, engaging photos, they can never be obtained on a "Hey!, I'lll try that" basis.

Ellwood got that mentioned permission because of some inside connection, some special ties.

In wider terms, this can hardly be considered a creative alternative as the imposing strobes - and they WILL be imposing, be it slightly less powerful but "in your face" ones or more distant options which will necessarily have to be of increasingly higher power, rising in proportion to the square of the distance - are bound to interfere with the athletes concentration and, as such, not prone to general use authorizations.

Link | Posted on Jun 3, 2017 at 09:34 UTC as 43rd comment | 5 replies

Wow!...Mesmerizing.
Talk about putting things in perspective...

Link | Posted on Jun 2, 2017 at 17:13 UTC as 33rd comment
On article Sigma SD Quattro H Review (692 comments in total)
In reply to:

PhotoKhan: Where are the "real life" gallery samples?
I hope DPR did not decide to drop them from now on.
Although I appreciate the studio tests as much as the next guy, over time I have learned how to get much more meaningful information about tested gear from those "actual usage" samples.

Thank you, Barney.

Link | Posted on May 31, 2017 at 16:57 UTC
Total: 1151, showing: 1 – 20
« First‹ Previous12345Next ›Last »