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.

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Quite curious how people immediately take side with the plaintiffs version of this surprising story.

All Getty has to do to deescalate any applicable sanctions is provide proof that they did not act in bad faith, that they were actually fully convinced they owned the rights for that photo (i.e. via a fraudulent original sale by a third party).

Is it extremely ironic that the photographer received a letter for copyright infringement of a her own photo, one that she had donated? Sure.

Is Getty guilty of any misconduct? We will see.

(Also, I am curious...if it turns out that, yes, a third party made a fraudulent sale to Getty will Carol then sue for the same amount that very same third party?)

Link | Posted on Jul 28, 2016 at 22:55 UTC as 30th comment | 1 reply
On article Rock Solid: Canon 1D X Mark II Review (306 comments in total)
In reply to:

Michael S.: Uhhh...AF accuracy, high iso IQ behind Nikon --> Canon fanboys will start to see a conspiracy against their beloved brand!
;-)

Rishi,

1. DPR HAS a pro-Nikon (...and a pro-Sony...) bias.

2. The reviews of the Nikon D5 and, now, of the 1DXII are a model of impartiality, professionalism and sheer technical and journalistic competence.

As an intelligent person and even admitting you're not in a position to recognize or agree with the former contention, surely you're able to see how it can co-exist with the later assertion, how there's no reason they would necessarily have to be mutually exclusive.

Link | Posted on Jul 28, 2016 at 00:11 UTC
On article Rock Solid: Canon 1D X Mark II Review (306 comments in total)

Superb review for a superb camera.
Well done DPR.

Link | Posted on Jul 27, 2016 at 16:21 UTC as 74th comment
On article Rock Solid: Canon 1D X Mark II Review (306 comments in total)
In reply to:

Michael S.: Uhhh...AF accuracy, high iso IQ behind Nikon --> Canon fanboys will start to see a conspiracy against their beloved brand!
;-)

Michael,
Aren't Astrophotography or parading red dots much better ways to spend your time than just trolling?

Link | Posted on Jul 27, 2016 at 16:17 UTC
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SmilerGrogan: Not being sarcastic at all. At last, a lens with "endearing character." I haven't seen the word "character" used to describe a lens in forever it seems like. Thank heavens Nikon continues to release lenses that are more attuned to the needs of art than they are to commerce.

You and Nikon should be careful.
I once used that word "soul" to describe another lens trait. The reaction was surprising. Apparently, around here, there's no space for anything else than metrics. The more DXoteric, the better...
(...it's amazing the number of people using a camera that can't actually "look"...)

Link | Posted on Jul 27, 2016 at 15:47 UTC
On article Nikon D500 versus D750: Which one is right for you? (338 comments in total)
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PhotoKhan: A car magazine posts a 11 pages article entitled "BMW 328i versus 535i : Which one is right for you?"

Wouldn't it be strange?

Thank you Barney. I will try.

I will certainly be helped if and when I see similar pieces for some other brands line-ups.

As for the best practices and FTC guidelines, sometimes, the heart has reasons, Reason and Law, themselves, can't account for. It seems it all started because Cesar had a wife ;)

Link | Posted on Jul 25, 2016 at 17:51 UTC
On article Nikon D500 versus D750: Which one is right for you? (338 comments in total)
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PhotoKhan: A car magazine posts a 11 pages article entitled "BMW 328i versus 535i : Which one is right for you?"

Wouldn't it be strange?

Mike-with-many-9s,

Let me "unbrake" it for you.

When a specialized publication/site makes a comparison between 2 different consumer items, from 2 different manufacturers that just so happen to be similarly specified, it is exactly that, a comparative evaluation.

When it does the same between 2 completely different items from a same brand it is hard not to see it under the light of a promotional endeavor for said brand.

You shouldn't be that angerly-confused. After all, you said it quite simply, yourself:

"Different tools for different jobs".

...Why, then, the same-brand comparative analysis? Should we expect similar "comparisons" from other manufacturers line-ups?

Link | Posted on Jul 25, 2016 at 12:23 UTC
On article Nikon D500 versus D750: Which one is right for you? (338 comments in total)

A car magazine posts a 11 pages article entitled "BMW 328i versus 535i : Which one is right for you?"

Wouldn't it be strange?

Link | Posted on Jul 25, 2016 at 11:32 UTC as 95th comment | 6 replies
On article Getting up close: Canon EF-M 28mm macro hands-on review (103 comments in total)
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PhotoKhan: Would it be possible, just for once, to have a Canon product review that does not evoke or "shouts-out" to other products from other brands?

In this particular case...you do understand that the incorporated LEDs make this an unique product, making all "shout-outs" and cross-references non-applicable, right?

Correct. I shouldn't have used the expression "unique".

My point still stands, though:
Should the "shout out" have been to this lens, it would make sense.

Failing that, the illogical references are just another manifestation of this compulsion DPR seems to have to make everything coming from Canon subsidiary to something else.

Link | Posted on Jul 22, 2016 at 16:12 UTC
On article Getting up close: Canon EF-M 28mm macro hands-on review (103 comments in total)
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tkbslc: While this looks like a great option, I'm a bit baffled on the 28mm focal length. First, because it's just REALLY wide for a macro and forces extremely close working range. And second because this is only the second prime in EF-M mount and the other one is a 22mm. So this provides zero utility as a non-macro for most EOS M shooters. If it was a 55-60mm macro, it could double as a portrait lens and make a nice pair for the 22mm in a 2-prime kit. But who wants to carry a 22-28 pair of primes?

Still, the light idea is pretty cool.

"Who wants to carry a 22-28 pair of primes?"
The same people that wouldn't mind to carry a FF 35mm and 50mm but can now do it with the "M" system at a fraction of the weight AND having a cool macro with incorporated light thrown in?

For argumentation sake, you've tried to make it sound like the 6mm difference is redundant in photography.

It isn't.

Link | Posted on Jul 22, 2016 at 09:34 UTC
On article Getting up close: Canon EF-M 28mm macro hands-on review (103 comments in total)

Would it be possible, just for once, to have a Canon product review that does not evoke or "shouts-out" to other products from other brands?

In this particular case...you do understand that the incorporated LEDs make this an unique product, making all "shout-outs" and cross-references non-applicable, right?

Link | Posted on Jul 22, 2016 at 09:08 UTC as 13th comment | 4 replies
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PhotoKhan: Intelligent design, clearly laid out by someone who really knows what is needed in the field.
I am always on the lookout for better, easier to use backpacks and this certainly caught my attention.
The only missing thing is showing us how the "Tripod/monopod mounting system on side and front" works, as its efficiency is a critical design point.

You're joking, right?
Backpacks are stuffed like that for demonstration purposes.
There are, however, two instances where they can be packed at that level, or close to it:
1. If the backpack also doubles as a storage item.
2. When in transit by car or plane to and from the target location.
The "needed in the field" part relates to how the backpack is designed.

Link | Posted on Jul 21, 2016 at 09:01 UTC

They really should have killed the "chill out" music and montage and actually show us what the light can do, in real world scenarios.
Unless...

Link | Posted on Jul 19, 2016 at 22:30 UTC as 8th comment
On article Trippy mirrored timelapse turns Hong Kong upside down (15 comments in total)

A delight to see, imaginative and technically well mastered.
Thanks for posting this.

Link | Posted on Jul 19, 2016 at 15:46 UTC as 14th comment

Intelligent design, clearly laid out by someone who really knows what is needed in the field.
I am always on the lookout for better, easier to use backpacks and this certainly caught my attention.
The only missing thing is showing us how the "Tripod/monopod mounting system on side and front" works, as its efficiency is a critical design point.

Link | Posted on Jul 19, 2016 at 10:56 UTC as 3rd comment | 3 replies
On article Under pressure: Canon vs. Nikon in a hydraulic press (295 comments in total)

A whole new meaning to "crushed blacks"...

Link | Posted on Jul 7, 2016 at 16:45 UTC as 140th comment
In reply to:

PhotoKhan: In my calibrated monitor there seems to be a yellow/greenish veil cast in all the samples.

Definition is, indeed, very good but nothing to write home about for a MF sensor.

I was hopping to be more impressed. Maybe with the next batch of samples?

JACS,

It's useless...

Mind you, the man seems to no be even able to discern between accurate skin tones portrayal and creative liberty.

It seems that, to the "One With Themes", a random shot from someone's gallery should be equally accurate as one trying to convey what a camera can do for editorial evaluation purposes.

(...Fingers, OTOH, can always be so naturally portrayed...)

Link | Posted on Jul 6, 2016 at 21:38 UTC
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PhotoKhan: In my calibrated monitor there seems to be a yellow/greenish veil cast in all the samples.

Definition is, indeed, very good but nothing to write home about for a MF sensor.

I was hopping to be more impressed. Maybe with the next batch of samples?

steelhead3,
I thought that too, at first, that it was just the skin...but then I went back and scanned the photos up and down and left to right for quite a few seconds and found it covering the whole photos, not just the skin area...#2 and #3 seem to be the ones where it shows more clearly.

Link | Posted on Jul 6, 2016 at 21:29 UTC

In my calibrated monitor there seems to be a yellow/greenish veil cast in all the samples.

Definition is, indeed, very good but nothing to write home about for a MF sensor.

I was hopping to be more impressed. Maybe with the next batch of samples?

Link | Posted on Jul 6, 2016 at 19:57 UTC as 93rd comment | 18 replies

This is an article that can only but bounce off confusion when thrown at the general public.

For quite some time now, I've noticed that many (...too many...) people don't interact enough with Nature's best light moments to understand what is possible to obtain in a photo right from a direct exposure.

I've seen multiple photos being accused of heavy manipulation when it was clear that the moment depicted was actually quite possible to have looked like that, "in loco".

This is not to say that there are not artists or instances where a base photo is turned into some fierce imagery display.

We just have to judge about this subject by seeing by ourselves what Nature is really capable of.

It is in this context that Susan Goldberg's words should be understood when she says: "We ask ourselves, Is this photo a good representation of what the photographer saw?"

Link | Posted on Jul 6, 2016 at 09:35 UTC as 25th comment
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