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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...one born every single minute...

Link | Posted on May 25, 2017 at 22:47 UTC as 7th comment | 1 reply

It is really a pity...
The concept and execution was one of the few truly radically innovative, remarkable and operationally-effective proposals I had seen in the last years.
Crowdfunding is beginning to look a bit like leprosy...
I hope appropriate German court finds it a good idea to devise a legal solution to keep the idea afloat.

Link | Posted on May 25, 2017 at 13:28 UTC as 3rd comment
On article Sony FE 100-400mm F4.5-5.6 GM sample gallery (83 comments in total)

If I am seeing things correctly (...and don't go and get your panties in a wad already, because I've been wrong in the past...) Roger Cicala is bound to burst your bubble, if and when LR decides to review this lens.

Link | Posted on May 25, 2017 at 13:21 UTC as 4th comment
In reply to:

PhotoKhan: "The alternative approach: on-sensor phase detection, is in its relative infancy. It may be able to make better use of existing lenses with ring-type motors, but it’s still not clear how well it can interpret significantly defocused scenes."

1. The approach is not in its "relative infancy". It is well into its great-performing adulthood, courtesy of Canon's DPAF.

2. In my 5DMKIV it is already quite clear "how well it can interpret significantly defocused scenes": Brilliantly

This has to stop, this constant downplaying by reviewers and general pundits of the revolutionary things Canon brings to the table, just because all that comes from them "must" be, "have" to be "meh!".

(Cont.)

"current events", above, is an auto-correct mishap. It should be just "current".

Link | Posted on May 24, 2017 at 10:30 UTC
In reply to:

PhotoKhan: "The alternative approach: on-sensor phase detection, is in its relative infancy. It may be able to make better use of existing lenses with ring-type motors, but it’s still not clear how well it can interpret significantly defocused scenes."

1. The approach is not in its "relative infancy". It is well into its great-performing adulthood, courtesy of Canon's DPAF.

2. In my 5DMKIV it is already quite clear "how well it can interpret significantly defocused scenes": Brilliantly

This has to stop, this constant downplaying by reviewers and general pundits of the revolutionary things Canon brings to the table, just because all that comes from them "must" be, "have" to be "meh!".

(Cont.)

(Cont.)

For those who understand what Canon has being doing in what regards to their current events and, most specially, future mirrorless approach, that little puzzle piece- DPAF - was immediately seen as a killer step when it first appeared on the 70D, irrespectively of it not being a mirrorless, precisely because of what is mentioned in this article - the ability to transpose the legacy phase-detection systems approach to smaller devices.

That Canon's breakthrough is still being downplayed in this article, while the very same article lays out one of the possible approaches that, precisely, requires that fully successful, tech-adult solution is something extremly puzzling, from a journalistic POV.

...and, I suspect, come next year, we will all be shown what being adult and mature in what pertains to mirrorless really means...

Link | Posted on May 24, 2017 at 10:05 UTC

"The alternative approach: on-sensor phase detection, is in its relative infancy. It may be able to make better use of existing lenses with ring-type motors, but it’s still not clear how well it can interpret significantly defocused scenes."

1. The approach is not in its "relative infancy". It is well into its great-performing adulthood, courtesy of Canon's DPAF.

2. In my 5DMKIV it is already quite clear "how well it can interpret significantly defocused scenes": Brilliantly

This has to stop, this constant downplaying by reviewers and general pundits of the revolutionary things Canon brings to the table, just because all that comes from them "must" be, "have" to be "meh!".

(Cont.)

Link | Posted on May 24, 2017 at 10:03 UTC as 34th comment | 3 replies
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PhotoKhan: It's buried deep but it is there:

"Preventive replacement of sensors is not included in this programme."

All things considered, this is just an elaborate scheme for Leica to avoid doing what it should be doing: A general recall of the affected models.

That this shoddy practice is being promoted by a brand that thrives on the actively and subliminally transmitted notion that their products are unique-performing ones, is a just a delicious sweet&sour piece of German-engineered irony.

I am Portuguese.

If you had ever seen how things are done, how things are set up at their Famalicão facilities, your derregotory prespective would change in a heart beat.

Link | Posted on May 23, 2017 at 10:38 UTC

It's buried deep but it is there:

"Preventive replacement of sensors is not included in this programme."

All things considered, this is just an elaborate scheme for Leica to avoid doing what it should be doing: A general recall of the affected models.

That this shoddy practice is being promoted by a brand that thrives on the actively and subliminally transmitted notion that their products are unique-performing ones, is a just a delicious sweet&sour piece of German-engineered irony.

Link | Posted on May 23, 2017 at 08:10 UTC as 24th comment | 5 replies

Paying to keep using it.
So, that's what is meant by "collectible value"...

Link | Posted on May 23, 2017 at 07:31 UTC as 28th comment
On article Sony a9: more speed, less dynamic range (586 comments in total)
In reply to:

Stujomo: If I was a professional sports photographer the real questions I would have would be:
How will the camera stand up to abuse, if I bump it into a railing will the camera still function?
How tough are the lenses?
How well will the AF track will it suddenly lose lock or focus on something behind? How quickly will the AF respond if I need to grab a shot instantly?
Will Sony provide decent serving?
Can I get a body or lens quickly at a major event?
Is the body generally reliable?
Are there any major quirks with the body that need working around?
Are the lenses available that I need to do do the job?
How is the weather sealing?
Will the buttons work after being expose to light but corrosive sea spay.
What about fine dust / sand at an off road event in dry weather will the buttons jam up?
Will the lenses handle dust or sand spray?

At the end of the day all of these are more important for a working professional than whether the DR is a bit better or worse than another model.

Simply brilliant.

Those are the questions I hope Sony has posed to themselves before embarking in this "segment-snatching" adventure.

They don't have to be positively answered right away but they will have to be positively answered in due time under the penalty of Sony having just limited themselves to turn on a very expensive money burning machine.

Link | Posted on May 21, 2017 at 16:30 UTC
On article A Taste of New York is a stunning Big Apple time-lapse (89 comments in total)

What a visual feast...
Thank you for posting this.

Link | Posted on May 18, 2017 at 19:20 UTC as 64th comment
On article Sony a9: more speed, less dynamic range (586 comments in total)

As far as I am concerned, the actual, tangible and down-to-earth operational value of this limitation (?) is exactly the same as it was when Canon was demonized about it, when Sony was idolized about it, when Canon was praised for raising its own bar on it, when Sony was deemed once more the its champion, when the 1DXII was...You catch my drift...

Link | Posted on May 18, 2017 at 11:43 UTC as 116th comment | 1 reply
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PhotoKhan: So, where's all the social media outrage about how Apple is "promoting professional photographers bankruptcy"?...or are they too "cool" for the generalized idiocy?

OK, second one not understanding the gist of the thing.

Let me make clearer: I was not being literal but rather ironic.

Link | Posted on May 16, 2017 at 15:46 UTC
On article Are we impressed by Eye AF on the Sony a9? Yes and no (48 comments in total)

Oh, man...What are you guys doing?...Somethings actually work better in the "defucnt" brand?...In what sizes do you want the Kevlar armor?

Link | Posted on May 16, 2017 at 12:30 UTC as 14th comment
In reply to:

PhotoKhan: So, where's all the social media outrage about how Apple is "promoting professional photographers bankruptcy"?...or are they too "cool" for the generalized idiocy?

Wow!

Link | Posted on May 16, 2017 at 01:08 UTC

So, where's all the social media outrage about how Apple is "promoting professional photographers bankruptcy"?...or are they too "cool" for the generalized idiocy?

Link | Posted on May 15, 2017 at 23:09 UTC as 13th comment | 4 replies
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PhotoKhan: Yesterday my soccer team - Benfica - won the national championship for the 4th year in a row (...a first, in its already quite remarkable history).

In addition, Salvador Sobral, a no-frills, very talented Portuguese singer won the Eurovision song contest with a song that was the complete opposite of most of the other hiper-produced, form-over-content proposals, a song as simple and poignantly beautiful as I feel my country to be.

You could say that, yesterday, it was more-or-less a perfect day for me.

...Today, hot coffee in one hand, eyes om my computer, I stumble upon this well humored piece about 2 of my additional passions.

Thank you, Barney, for extending and enhancing the Zen-moment with this little slice of perfection. :)

LOL...!...Excellent :)

Link | Posted on May 15, 2017 at 09:51 UTC
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PhotoKhan: Yesterday my soccer team - Benfica - won the national championship for the 4th year in a row (...a first, in its already quite remarkable history).

In addition, Salvador Sobral, a no-frills, very talented Portuguese singer won the Eurovision song contest with a song that was the complete opposite of most of the other hiper-produced, form-over-content proposals, a song as simple and poignantly beautiful as I feel my country to be.

You could say that, yesterday, it was more-or-less a perfect day for me.

...Today, hot coffee in one hand, eyes om my computer, I stumble upon this well humored piece about 2 of my additional passions.

Thank you, Barney, for extending and enhancing the Zen-moment with this little slice of perfection. :)

Thank you, nikoklakor :)

Link | Posted on May 14, 2017 at 18:59 UTC
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CameraLabTester: Great shot on that Capt Christine Walsh wave!

The image shows how Boeing engineers hurriedly taped down red and yellow spaghetti wiring on the front dashboard of the cockpit!

That lens packs a wallop!

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That's additional testing equipment for a test flight.
If you find that "offensive" your head would explode, visiting the cabin.

Link | Posted on May 14, 2017 at 10:51 UTC

Yesterday my soccer team - Benfica - won the national championship for the 4th year in a row (...a first, in its already quite remarkable history).

In addition, Salvador Sobral, a no-frills, very talented Portuguese singer won the Eurovision song contest with a song that was the complete opposite of most of the other hiper-produced, form-over-content proposals, a song as simple and poignantly beautiful as I feel my country to be.

You could say that, yesterday, it was more-or-less a perfect day for me.

...Today, hot coffee in one hand, eyes om my computer, I stumble upon this well humored piece about 2 of my additional passions.

Thank you, Barney, for extending and enhancing the Zen-moment with this little slice of perfection. :)

Link | Posted on May 14, 2017 at 10:26 UTC as 43rd comment | 5 replies
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