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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Always striving to make better what is already very good, I see.
Congratulations and keep it up!

Link | Posted on Mar 29, 2017 at 10:35 UTC as 10th comment
On article Juggling with one hand: Leica M10 shooting experience (495 comments in total)
In reply to:

yahoo2u: Zone focusing is not about sharpness.

Yahoo2u,

How about leaving it to the creator - the true visionaries and the ones who just think they are - and not the tool to decide when things should be sharp and when they should not?

Foveon users might also say: "True color has become an obsession with those who lack vision, more so in the digital age."

Link | Posted on Mar 14, 2017 at 14:27 UTC
On article Leica M10 in Japan: Updated samples gallery (151 comments in total)
In reply to:

Sannaborjeson: "Just your average digital camera"

Mr. Devinator,

Your play with concepts is as astute and fine crafted as a clay mug from a senior citizens molding class.

I am certain you perfectly understood the scope in which the words "average" and "digital" were used in the original comment.

You just decided to twist things around to better serve your very strange partisan need.

Well, I also know how to make skewed intellectual mugs by spinning increasingly faster the foot-wheel of non-related artisanship.

Please, feel free to direct us to an image obtained by a Leica rangefinder that couldn't be obtained by any other camera featuring the same or equivalent focal length lens.

Link | Posted on Mar 13, 2017 at 08:18 UTC
On article Leica M10 in Japan: Updated samples gallery (151 comments in total)
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Contra Mundum: DPR should stop that 'converted to taste' business at the expense of the defaults. Otherwise all their samples make no sense. First, tastes do differ. Second, what is important to see is the starting point, i.e. factory default jpegs, and default ACR or Lightroom conversion. I also wouldn't want DPR staff to pick and choose which shots to publish and which not. I have never had a camera which wouldn't take both good and bad pictures, so anybody can make any camera look good or bad if they start cherry picking. So please take a random set of 50 or so shots and publish them all without any embellishments.

The "Conversions to Taste" allow for objective determinations from the subjective options.

It is only required that the same software is used with different cameras and that one knows what to look for.

Furthermore, DPR staff has the necessary, educated restraint to only process part of the provided samples.

Link | Posted on Mar 12, 2017 at 18:42 UTC
On article Leica M10 in Japan: Updated samples gallery (151 comments in total)

Gotta give it to Leica, in what regards to consistency:
The price/performance ratio is abysmal, no matter the country they're shooting in.

Link | Posted on Mar 11, 2017 at 20:57 UTC as 26th comment
On article Capturing the unseen: Sam Forencich's Invisible Oregon (46 comments in total)

Only March and already seen what will be, most probably, the most creative, visual stunning imagery of the year.

...I am in absolute awe...

Link | Posted on Mar 11, 2017 at 04:42 UTC as 20th comment
On article Olympus working on 8K video for Micro Four Thirds (219 comments in total)

On a completly unrelated piece of news, I have just been assured by Mr. Akura Wannabe, the famous Japanese chef, that there is no problem making stinking Stilton cheese out of seagull's droppings.

Link | Posted on Mar 11, 2017 at 03:41 UTC as 27th comment
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HowaboutRAW: Ah yes, "disorderly conduct" redefined to mean "not doing whatever a cop says", glad that garbage criminal prosecution was dropped.

Now the civil fine will just anger authoritarian cops/types even more.

Not really.
You, as a tax payer, will be the one paying the settlement.
Using citizen/taxpayers money to pay misconduct settlements to the taxpayer/citizens that they abuse must the most brilliant racket ever devised.
Until you, American citizens, change things so that the money comes out of the abuser's pocket you'll be forever caught in the brutality trap.

Link | Posted on Mar 9, 2017 at 21:08 UTC
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Steve Balcombe: If you believe in karma, that's justice for all the migrating birds they shoot.

Correct, FE.
Karma, something that does not exist, does not work in the described reflex way.
It is extremely dangerous not knowing how it actually works,...although and again, it is nonexistant.

Link | Posted on Mar 9, 2017 at 10:55 UTC
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Steve Balcombe: If you believe in karma, that's justice for all the migrating birds they shoot.

I believe in Karma.
I think it was the ocean.

Link | Posted on Mar 9, 2017 at 10:27 UTC
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graybalanced: As usual many are saying this proves iPhones are "overpriced." That is not proven by the data.

All it proves is that the iPhone is set to a price that the market will bear. That's how markets work. If the iPhone was overpriced, it would not be as profitable or not profitable at all. People have many, many less expensive phone choices. No one forces them to buy an iPhone. That many choose an iPhone means they freely decided the iPhone contains value that justifies the price.

In fact, because of the sheer margin of profit, on a free market basis some could argue that the iPhone might be underpriced.

No, I don't even own an iPhone 7 or 6. My free market choice was to choose a less expensive phone.

...The obviously inflated share of the overall profits (...that simply can not match the market share on record even by simple common sense, let alone mathematics...) is just something that a "market spinning" company (...Google "Strategy Analytics", to immediately perceive who they are...) has "mined" in order to plant it on a collaborative Korean media outfit so that the "word" can then spread to innocent propagating sites like this one, providing titles that miraculously convert a weakness (the market share) into something "positive" (the putative share of the overall profits).

Communicational shoddy tactics like this one, tactics that keep the media hypnotized and domesticated about what the Big Apple Master supposedly is, is where they truly shine.

Link | Posted on Mar 9, 2017 at 00:57 UTC
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graybalanced: As usual many are saying this proves iPhones are "overpriced." That is not proven by the data.

All it proves is that the iPhone is set to a price that the market will bear. That's how markets work. If the iPhone was overpriced, it would not be as profitable or not profitable at all. People have many, many less expensive phone choices. No one forces them to buy an iPhone. That many choose an iPhone means they freely decided the iPhone contains value that justifies the price.

In fact, because of the sheer margin of profit, on a free market basis some could argue that the iPhone might be underpriced.

No, I don't even own an iPhone 7 or 6. My free market choice was to choose a less expensive phone.

That no one is forced to buy an iPhone is aptly demonstrated by the market share.

Link | Posted on Mar 9, 2017 at 00:40 UTC

Another home run, Barney!

I can't tell what I appreciated more, the almost-pie-smelling humanity while, still, extremly informative content on this feature or the sheer brilliancy of bagging a chocolate cake + an awesome plane ride + a scrumptious apple pie under the pretext "oh, you know, I HAD to test the camera"

Suggestion for the M6?...À Milwaukee brewery followed by a local strip joint :)

Seriously, you couldn't have a biggest fan of these "environment reportages" for camera tests. Thank you for doing them.

Link | Posted on Mar 7, 2017 at 15:23 UTC as 47th comment | 1 reply
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trungtran: Give it a few more years. A smartphone company will be buying one of the dedicated camera companies.

Maybe Nikon?

tkbslc,
Shouldn't you be on Facebook or Twitter?

Link | Posted on Mar 6, 2017 at 23:24 UTC
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BobT3218: Holy sh*t! In a decade or so we may be offering our cameras to museums. The one saving grace is that almost all pics taken with phones will end up lost in the cloud or on a chip in landfill somewhere.

Yes, because Apple and Google are going to keep them forever...right...

Link | Posted on Mar 6, 2017 at 23:23 UTC
On article Nine tips to help you win at photography competitions (100 comments in total)
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PhotoKhan: The simple fact that this article title exists is definite proof on why competitions can be almost as pernicious to Photography as "workshops".

Just go and shoot using your eyes, brain and heart.

If the correct balance is attained, accolades will find you, rather than the other way around.

To make things clear: I was referencing "style" workshops, not technical ones.

Link | Posted on Mar 5, 2017 at 17:14 UTC
On article Nine tips to help you win at photography competitions (100 comments in total)

The simple fact that this article title exists is definite proof on why competitions can be almost as pernicious to Photography as "workshops".

Just go and shoot using your eyes, brain and heart.

If the correct balance is attained, accolades will find you, rather than the other way around.

Link | Posted on Mar 5, 2017 at 11:51 UTC as 44th comment | 3 replies

Inaccurately displaying a color due to a technical handicap with it then be kind of perceived by users minds playing tricks on them.

...Ah, the true Foveon dream...

Link | Posted on Mar 2, 2017 at 15:52 UTC as 39th comment
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PhotoKhan: DPR, you really should refrain your understandable (...and even somewhat commendable, because it is an assurance of overall quality...) "photo-geekiness" and stop playing the game of manufacturers that announce products months and months and months, - sometimes, over an year - in advance and then try to cover the delays-to-market with selected appearances. You should adopt a policy of simply "copy&paste" announcements and then only cover photographic gear when it is actually on the market (in the sense of launched or just about to be launched in a couple of weeks). As it stands, you're just working for free for "clever" marketing departments.

The ones that made you master-censor, perhaps?

Link | Posted on Mar 1, 2017 at 11:58 UTC

DPR, you really should refrain your understandable (...and even somewhat commendable, because it is an assurance of overall quality...) "photo-geekiness" and stop playing the game of manufacturers that announce products months and months and months, - sometimes, over an year - in advance and then try to cover the delays-to-market with selected appearances. You should adopt a policy of simply "copy&paste" announcements and then only cover photographic gear when it is actually on the market (in the sense of launched or just about to be launched in a couple of weeks). As it stands, you're just working for free for "clever" marketing departments.

Link | Posted on Mar 1, 2017 at 11:23 UTC as 26th comment | 3 replies
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