PhotoKhan

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

"95% of what's lacking in my Photography has nothing to do with gear."

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On article Video: Understanding the science of camera sensors (72 comments in total)

Complex science made easily understandable. Nailed.

Link | Posted on Apr 22, 2018 at 23:39 UTC as 15th comment

Screen licking good?

Link | Posted on Apr 20, 2018 at 08:05 UTC as 11th comment
On article Sony 'striping': here's the fix (791 comments in total)
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PhotoKhan: Quite curious how this was downplayed by DPR upon the camera's release (...up to the point of making it sound like it was OK because "we have seen it on other cameras" (!)...) and now, suddenly, it "was" bad news giving way to good news, in some kind of instantaneous sublimation, because there's a fix.

It is never too much to remember: Editorial responsibility relates to facts, not protecting brand's interests.

I made it clear...at least twice.

Out.

Link | Posted on Apr 18, 2018 at 22:43 UTC
On article Sony 'striping': here's the fix (791 comments in total)
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PhotoKhan: Quite curious how this was downplayed by DPR upon the camera's release (...up to the point of making it sound like it was OK because "we have seen it on other cameras" (!)...) and now, suddenly, it "was" bad news giving way to good news, in some kind of instantaneous sublimation, because there's a fix.

It is never too much to remember: Editorial responsibility relates to facts, not protecting brand's interests.

"You"...!?!?...Where did I claim that? Together with that previous "conspiracy" pearl I am beginning to think you have a knack to put words in someone else's mouth.

Link | Posted on Apr 18, 2018 at 22:31 UTC
On article Sony 'striping': here's the fix (791 comments in total)
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PhotoKhan: Quite curious how this was downplayed by DPR upon the camera's release (...up to the point of making it sound like it was OK because "we have seen it on other cameras" (!)...) and now, suddenly, it "was" bad news giving way to good news, in some kind of instantaneous sublimation, because there's a fix.

It is never too much to remember: Editorial responsibility relates to facts, not protecting brand's interests.

Unfortunatly, I can't show you what I am referring to because DPR also has the unhealthy approach to truncate, amalgamate or otherwise replace editorial content, as it as evolves around an item (...an editorial approach that, while not being exclusive to DPR, certainly was not acceptable some decades ago...).

Still, there's that introduction, right here, to clue us in on who actually brought awareness to whom, in what pertains to the A7III.

Link | Posted on Apr 18, 2018 at 21:00 UTC
On article Sony 'striping': here's the fix (791 comments in total)
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PhotoKhan: Quite curious how this was downplayed by DPR upon the camera's release (...up to the point of making it sound like it was OK because "we have seen it on other cameras" (!)...) and now, suddenly, it "was" bad news giving way to good news, in some kind of instantaneous sublimation, because there's a fix.

It is never too much to remember: Editorial responsibility relates to facts, not protecting brand's interests.

No Rubberdials, it was not like that.

The issue was only addressed as an addition (...I suppose even in the traditional green edit lettering, if I remember it correctly...) to the original samples galleries, after the comments section became ablaze with questions about it.

The initial paragraph here even seems to acknowledge it:

"Among the major pieces of feedback we received when we published our Sony a7 III sample gallery concerned some odd striping artifacts viewable in some images, such as the one above".

Again, I did not use the word "conspiracy", which you seem to be comfortable with.

I simply pointed out editorial choices. The wrong ones, in my opinion.

It is not the first time DPR downplays or omits camera problems, from varying brands and I feel it that is not the correct editorial path to pursuit.

In the end, my opinion is only as valuable as my credibility.

Link | Posted on Apr 18, 2018 at 20:38 UTC
On article Sony 'striping': here's the fix (791 comments in total)
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PhotoKhan: Quite curious how this was downplayed by DPR upon the camera's release (...up to the point of making it sound like it was OK because "we have seen it on other cameras" (!)...) and now, suddenly, it "was" bad news giving way to good news, in some kind of instantaneous sublimation, because there's a fix.

It is never too much to remember: Editorial responsibility relates to facts, not protecting brand's interests.

The "people who brought awareness to the issue" were your readers, after the publication of the initial samples gallery.

You acknowledged it, in the somewhat dismissive tone I mentioned, in an added commentary to the initial piece, as a result of said collective discovery and subsequent commentaries.

Right here, on this piece, this is implicitly admitted in the introductory paragraph.

Link | Posted on Apr 18, 2018 at 16:21 UTC
On article Sony 'striping': here's the fix (791 comments in total)
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PhotoKhan: Quite curious how this was downplayed by DPR upon the camera's release (...up to the point of making it sound like it was OK because "we have seen it on other cameras" (!)...) and now, suddenly, it "was" bad news giving way to good news, in some kind of instantaneous sublimation, because there's a fix.

It is never too much to remember: Editorial responsibility relates to facts, not protecting brand's interests.

What "conspiracy narrative"? What I am making a note of are pure editorial options.

Link | Posted on Apr 18, 2018 at 14:45 UTC
On article Sony 'striping': here's the fix (791 comments in total)

Quite curious how this was downplayed by DPR upon the camera's release (...up to the point of making it sound like it was OK because "we have seen it on other cameras" (!)...) and now, suddenly, it "was" bad news giving way to good news, in some kind of instantaneous sublimation, because there's a fix.

It is never too much to remember: Editorial responsibility relates to facts, not protecting brand's interests.

Link | Posted on Apr 18, 2018 at 14:28 UTC as 168th comment | 24 replies

When one ceases to be dazzled by the video, the technology-fest-display and the crass double entendres that start with the first seconds in the video and end in the products tag line, when one finally gets to the photographic output, saying that it is "underwhelming" is being kind enough.

Link | Posted on Apr 18, 2018 at 09:37 UTC as 48th comment
On article Nikon dominates World Press Photo 2018 camera breakdown (385 comments in total)
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Jonathan Brady: I can't believe it's news to ANYONE that there are more total DSLR-taken winning photographs than mirrorless-winning photographs. Seriously. It would be shocking to see mirrorless cameras at the tops of these charts right now because there are WAAAAAAAY more DSLR out in the world than mirrorless. Exponentially more.
Good to see Nikon claiming some bragging rights after Canon had them last year.

Actually, that should read: "Good to see Nikon claiming some bragging rights after Canon had them for so many years in a row."

Link | Posted on Apr 17, 2018 at 16:43 UTC
On article Nikon dominates World Press Photo 2018 camera breakdown (385 comments in total)
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PhotoKhan: Congrats to Nikon, from a Canon user! :)

Things to notice:

1. It seems no one has warned that "clueless" crowd that DSLRs are dead.
2. Most especially, no one seems to have warned the multiple D5 users that lugging that weight around instead of a light and compact mirrorless is "stupid", according to online forums.
3. No one warned the 5D users that they are using DR-challanged "Meh!" or "Meh!, Meh!" cameras, according to the generation of choice.

(...if it wasn't for the real world, one could easily be fooled on DPR...)

Next reality check: FIFA World Cup, in 2 months.

Just to be clear,

I find that mirrorless have their place. Myself, I use both types.

It's just the news of death of DSLRs that I find a bit comical.

Link | Posted on Apr 17, 2018 at 13:43 UTC
On article Nikon dominates World Press Photo 2018 camera breakdown (385 comments in total)

Congrats to Nikon, from a Canon user! :)

Things to notice:

1. It seems no one has warned that "clueless" crowd that DSLRs are dead.
2. Most especially, no one seems to have warned the multiple D5 users that lugging that weight around instead of a light and compact mirrorless is "stupid", according to online forums.
3. No one warned the 5D users that they are using DR-challanged "Meh!" or "Meh!, Meh!" cameras, according to the generation of choice.

(...if it wasn't for the real world, one could easily be fooled on DPR...)

Next reality check: FIFA World Cup, in 2 months.

Link | Posted on Apr 17, 2018 at 09:31 UTC as 53rd comment | 4 replies
On article Video: 10 Lightroom features you may not know about (37 comments in total)
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JanMatthys: Another hidden gem is the ability to repackage 1998 technology with 2018 pricing

You guys never sleep (...wait! there's an app that tracks the word "Adobe", is that it?...)

This time around, this has the dubious distinction of being as droll as it is clueless.

...if you only knew how bizarre your quest to put down PS and LR sounds to us, happy users...

Link | Posted on Apr 16, 2018 at 16:59 UTC

Quick, tell Wes Anderson.

Link | Posted on Apr 11, 2018 at 18:48 UTC as 81st comment | 1 reply
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moimoi: More recently, I took a different approach about photography and photo gear. I bought an "old" film camera (that was released 1983), and went back to shooting film (concurrently using the digital medium) . I realized (maybe too obviously?) that flipping mirror or not, it does not really matter as long as you are happy about YOUR photography. The gear heads may think the opposite, but quite frankly, this approach is healthy rather than debating on whether the mirror or mirrorless options is best. I always keep in mind that the most important thing is what type of image you want to produce. The camera being just a tool, not a love companion (Smeagol/Gollum: "Must have the precious", guess what, there is no precious). So go enjoy the beautiful day, and take some beautiful photos...

The only thing more annoying than gear-heads are ex-gear-heads with photographic epiphanies.

Link | Posted on Apr 8, 2018 at 17:19 UTC
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Ruekon: Thank you for the very informative interviews! A pity you didn't manage to meet Nikon execs as well. Being a "cropped" DSLR owner and loving good bodies with grip and OVF, I recall the interviews differently :-)

It was Barney from dpreview who called full frame mirrorless the new norm during the Sony interview. The interviewed execs were quite reluctant imho.

Canon said: "The new M50 is an entry-level model, because that’s where the high-volume sales are. We want to establish ourselves in this market, and then move forward [from there]."

Kazuto Yamaki from Sigma pointed out that "any lens longer than 35mm, they’d be about the same size." for mirrorless.

Fujifilm said: "we do want to focus on APS-C cameras. We think that’s a good format for the best balance between size, speed, quality"

Nikon executives are still busy stashing away 1-series inventory.

Link | Posted on Apr 8, 2018 at 17:17 UTC
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TMax1980: A guy I know asked me to critique photos he took in Africa. He has several Leica M cameras, half a dozen M lenses, and plush leather accessories. He's an okay photographer. His work isn't unique or special.

I looked at twenty or so photos on his monitor, mostly pictures of impoverished people and decrepit structures.

He asked me what I thought. What could I say? He's not a bad guy, just an egoist.

I told him it looked like he had a swell time, and I then excused myself to catch up with other guests.

Ok...Got my popcorn now (...special edition...miamm!...).

Carry on.

Link | Posted on Apr 7, 2018 at 10:45 UTC
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The Davinator: Shocking...a bunch of people insulting the company and its users out of jealously.

Can you guys hold it for a minute?

I am out of popcorn.

Gonna get me some...the expensive kid, of course, or I will not be able to appreciate it.

Link | Posted on Apr 6, 2018 at 12:26 UTC
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The Davinator: Shocking...a bunch of people insulting the company and its users out of jealously.

I hope your ill-conceived notion of "jealousy" does not affect other aspects of your life.

Link | Posted on Apr 5, 2018 at 04:26 UTC
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