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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bluevellet: sponsored content?

:D

"Nope!" is cute but it does not cut it.

The hard core fact is that DPR has been publishing story after story on how iPhones (...specifically, not smartphones, in general, mind you...) can replace all types of cameras and make photographic and/or cinematic master pieces.

If you're not being paid by Apple, you should be. This kind of brand-specific systematic promotion is quite valuable.

Link | Posted on Feb 5, 2018 at 15:51 UTC
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crlogic: Why so much magenta in the picture with the couple?

Because Canon colors are overrated.

Link | Posted on Feb 1, 2018 at 19:52 UTC
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PWPhotography: DPR reviews are still the best, more thoroughly without personal bias.

A7r III AF is (much) better than A7r II but still not on A9 level, otherwise it's no brainier to upgrade if it's on A9 AF system (exclude stacked-sensor and 20fps) therefore I still keep A7r II (and also own A9). A7r III eye-AF is much better than A7r II but still not at A9 level.

Nikon 3-D AF is more sticky and the best in AF-C tracking in sports.

Canon AF is now lagging behind, even 1Dx II as said in DPR A9 review unable to re-gain focus once lost.

Another sample shows that much hyped Canon skin tone is a myth ;-)

I have made my point. It is healthy that you see things otherwise. I will remember this exchange, though.

Link | Posted on Jan 31, 2018 at 15:58 UTC
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PWPhotography: DPR reviews are still the best, more thoroughly without personal bias.

A7r III AF is (much) better than A7r II but still not on A9 level, otherwise it's no brainier to upgrade if it's on A9 AF system (exclude stacked-sensor and 20fps) therefore I still keep A7r II (and also own A9). A7r III eye-AF is much better than A7r II but still not at A9 level.

Nikon 3-D AF is more sticky and the best in AF-C tracking in sports.

Canon AF is now lagging behind, even 1Dx II as said in DPR A9 review unable to re-gain focus once lost.

Another sample shows that much hyped Canon skin tone is a myth ;-)

General lens availability is far from the same as in-brand action-photography-dedicated long/fast primes + zooms availability.

I say again, those not understanding what professional action fully entails are in for some frustration.

I will be making reality checks with you guys, event after event, year after year just to enjoy whatever excuses you'll be coming up with.

You keep forgetting, the real world is not DPR nor YouTube hiper-excited pundits.

Link | Posted on Jan 31, 2018 at 14:59 UTC
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PWPhotography: DPR reviews are still the best, more thoroughly without personal bias.

A7r III AF is (much) better than A7r II but still not on A9 level, otherwise it's no brainier to upgrade if it's on A9 AF system (exclude stacked-sensor and 20fps) therefore I still keep A7r II (and also own A9). A7r III eye-AF is much better than A7r II but still not at A9 level.

Nikon 3-D AF is more sticky and the best in AF-C tracking in sports.

Canon AF is now lagging behind, even 1Dx II as said in DPR A9 review unable to re-gain focus once lost.

Another sample shows that much hyped Canon skin tone is a myth ;-)

So the astonishing full array of lenses and traditionally efficient and effective support on-site means nothing in your effort to hype mirrorless over DSLRs for professional action photography?

You're bound for a surprise...

Link | Posted on Jan 31, 2018 at 13:47 UTC
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PWPhotography: DPR reviews are still the best, more thoroughly without personal bias.

A7r III AF is (much) better than A7r II but still not on A9 level, otherwise it's no brainier to upgrade if it's on A9 AF system (exclude stacked-sensor and 20fps) therefore I still keep A7r II (and also own A9). A7r III eye-AF is much better than A7r II but still not at A9 level.

Nikon 3-D AF is more sticky and the best in AF-C tracking in sports.

Canon AF is now lagging behind, even 1Dx II as said in DPR A9 review unable to re-gain focus once lost.

Another sample shows that much hyped Canon skin tone is a myth ;-)

As much hyped as the A9 might be, one thing is certain: They will be hard to spot at, say, the next Football World Cup.

Link | Posted on Jan 31, 2018 at 08:42 UTC
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PhotoKhan: It didn't take me more than to check 6 of the "most popular" comments on this section to find the first one about LR sluggishness and how Capture One is the remedy for such affliction.

I run LR on a Win10-64, i7-6700K, 32GB RAM, GTX-1060/6MB and it runs like butter.

A few days ago, I downloaded and installed Capture One 11 just to see what all the fuss was about and, to my surprise, immediately noticed very slow performance, the software routinely taking 2 or 3 seconds to update the image after a simple adjustment was dialed in.

Something really fishy is going on...

No, "Shift+F" is instantaneous in my setup.

Link | Posted on Jan 29, 2018 at 21:54 UTC
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PhotoKhan: It didn't take me more than to check 6 of the "most popular" comments on this section to find the first one about LR sluggishness and how Capture One is the remedy for such affliction.

I run LR on a Win10-64, i7-6700K, 32GB RAM, GTX-1060/6MB and it runs like butter.

A few days ago, I downloaded and installed Capture One 11 just to see what all the fuss was about and, to my surprise, immediately noticed very slow performance, the software routinely taking 2 or 3 seconds to update the image after a simple adjustment was dialed in.

Something really fishy is going on...

Just tried it, as I normally don't use that functionality, having a second monitor for full image display.

It took 2 seconds to display the photo in full-screen.

Link | Posted on Jan 29, 2018 at 19:28 UTC

It didn't take me more than to check 6 of the "most popular" comments on this section to find the first one about LR sluggishness and how Capture One is the remedy for such affliction.

I run LR on a Win10-64, i7-6700K, 32GB RAM, GTX-1060/6MB and it runs like butter.

A few days ago, I downloaded and installed Capture One 11 just to see what all the fuss was about and, to my surprise, immediately noticed very slow performance, the software routinely taking 2 or 3 seconds to update the image after a simple adjustment was dialed in.

Something really fishy is going on...

Link | Posted on Jan 29, 2018 at 18:53 UTC as 102nd comment | 11 replies
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panther fan: I think in this day and age these real-world reviews are nice, but not really informative. Most lenses today offer strong optical performance and the build quality seems substantially improved over earlier versions. So, you can find something good about almost all lenses and therefore write positive reviews about them.

People looking at this lens mainly ask three questions:
What do I gain by this lens over a much cheaper 70-300?
How does it compare to it’s sister model, the sigma 100-400?
What do I sacrifice compared to the first party 100-400 F5.6?

This review answers none of those questions, and that’s why I think it doesn’t really add anything to the discussion. I know side by side reviews are more effort, than to write a fast review without scientific testing. But such a review would vastly improve the quality of dpreview.

It is a bit strange how almost every YouTube reviewer seems to be aware of the necessity to do side-by-side lens comparisons (...sometimes with less than optimal procedural approaches, true, but, still...) and, yet, the most relevant photography site on the net continuously avoids doing those, while happily and swiftly reproducing Roger Cicala's commendable work.

Link | Posted on Jan 28, 2018 at 15:55 UTC

It might be "the ultimate computer" for LR but there's one monitor missing.

Link | Posted on Jan 27, 2018 at 10:27 UTC as 14th comment
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left eye: Can apps like these do focus bracketing? ...to the extent that could be used for focus stacking.

Log minimum and maximum focus distance manually, i.e. manually focus at the front of your subject, log that setting to the app, manually focus the back of your subject, log that to the app, then the app works out a definable number of focus increments and shots between. Otherwise a definable number of increments either side of the current focus.

I'd pay $30 for that.

You're very welcome:)

It is quite funny seeing iOS users fighting all kinds of limitations when I've been using an Android tab as a field monitor with full camera control (first via USB, later via wifi) since my 1DMKIII.

I bought a cheap Chinese multi-articulated short arm that goes in the cameras hot shoe, made a DIY adaptation for the tab cases and have thoroughly enjoyed photographing with a field monitor for quite some time now.

Chainfire (the app developer) is a Canon user that even posts on these pages sometimes.

We, Canon users, should be grateful and, by now, the app should be included on the resources disk with every single camera :)

Link | Posted on Jan 25, 2018 at 16:11 UTC
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left eye: Can apps like these do focus bracketing? ...to the extent that could be used for focus stacking.

Log minimum and maximum focus distance manually, i.e. manually focus at the front of your subject, log that setting to the app, manually focus the back of your subject, log that to the app, then the app works out a definable number of focus increments and shots between. Otherwise a definable number of increments either side of the current focus.

I'd pay $30 for that.

You are correct and for that I deeply apologize.

I've using it for so long, that I forgot about it. :(

I encourage people to procure the best smartphone/tablets OS solution for their particular requirements.

I certainly don't advocate switching camera's brands because of it. :)

Link | Posted on Jan 25, 2018 at 11:04 UTC
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left eye: Can apps like these do focus bracketing? ...to the extent that could be used for focus stacking.

Log minimum and maximum focus distance manually, i.e. manually focus at the front of your subject, log that setting to the app, manually focus the back of your subject, log that to the app, then the app works out a definable number of focus increments and shots between. Otherwise a definable number of increments either side of the current focus.

I'd pay $30 for that.

Free yourself from Apple's walled garden that makes this Cascable-whatever sound like the hottest thing since sliced bread, like everything that is written about their products.

Don't let a manufacturer dictate what you might/might not have for your needs.

You seem to have a specific requirement.

Get an Android device.

Install DSLR Controller app.

Enjoy focus stacking with programmable number of shots and focus increments as many (myself included) have been doing for many years.

(First check device/camera compatibility here https://dslrcontroller.com/devices.php )

Link | Posted on Jan 25, 2018 at 09:25 UTC

Because the Mavic Pro, which I own, is already quite compact, I couldn't care less about the size of this new offer, especially since it also translates into a shorter flight time.

What I want to know (...and probably as most will, in a photography site...) is: How much better, if any, is the Mavic Air camera, compared to the one on the Mavic Pro?

Link | Posted on Jan 23, 2018 at 15:39 UTC as 34th comment | 6 replies
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Lee Jay: Every time I read something like this, I'm grateful I've never joined a social media network.

Yes. Quite liberating, isn't it?

Link | Posted on Jan 22, 2018 at 20:19 UTC
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David Chien: Seriously? Comparing $6400 imac pro versus lesser equipped, cheaper computers?

That's like comparing a Ferrari to a Camry.

Instead, start with $2500-5000 Xeon powered pc desktops.
http://www8.hp.com/us/en/campaigns/workstations-z8/index.html

Then you'll see the iMac pro cry.

By now, you should have noticed that, when comes to promoting Apple products, anything goes. Mr. Smith says he's "starting to be a bit worried" that Apple is gouging their customers. It's like saying that we're worried Delta customer care is slipping after seeing Dr Dao´s video.

Link | Posted on Jan 22, 2018 at 19:48 UTC

For this kind of image it is a bit unfair that the iPhone was paired, precisely, with an EOSM.

Link | Posted on Jan 22, 2018 at 16:36 UTC as 134th comment
On article Film vs Digital: Fashion photography shootout (401 comments in total)
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Tronhar: I agree with the comments on the video that shooting with film instills a discipline of taking more care with the shot before pressing the shutter button. When I shot landscape and wildlife with film I was very aware that I had a limited supply and that I might not see the results for a long time, and be a long way away when I did, so every shot was precious.

It has had an impact on my digital habits, I shoot far fewer images than my digital-native contemporaries and I tend to do a lot less PP than them. That is not a judgement of them, it's just the way it has formed my behaviour...

That would be my point, exactly.

If anything, the immediacy and operational low cost of digital leads not only to progress as a photographer in a more rapid, almost exponential way but also to ventures into experimental territory that would be otherwise cost-prohibitive, greatly benefiting the medium as a form of artistic expression.

When I read manifestations on how "analogue makes me pause and think", they always sound to me as tentative elective-differentiation to sublimate the fact that the actual body of work is failing to achieve that very same differentiation.

This said and as I already admitted, that fallacy was not quite Tronhar's perspective, as my initial rushed reading made me think it was.

Link | Posted on Jan 22, 2018 at 14:11 UTC
On article Film vs Digital: Fashion photography shootout (401 comments in total)
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Tronhar: I agree with the comments on the video that shooting with film instills a discipline of taking more care with the shot before pressing the shutter button. When I shot landscape and wildlife with film I was very aware that I had a limited supply and that I might not see the results for a long time, and be a long way away when I did, so every shot was precious.

It has had an impact on my digital habits, I shoot far fewer images than my digital-native contemporaries and I tend to do a lot less PP than them. That is not a judgement of them, it's just the way it has formed my behaviour...

No problem, really.

I mentioned I did not know if it was your intent to make it sound as I read it - one more hollow claim on how analogue makes one a better photographer because of the implicit pace determined by how "precious" each exposure is.

I see now it was not the case, so I apologize.

All the best.

Link | Posted on Jan 21, 2018 at 00:33 UTC
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