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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Now, THIS makes sense.

Link | Posted on Nov 25, 2017 at 20:22 UTC as 52nd comment
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skanter: I have a Loupedeck for LR. Its real,and Its pretty great!

https://loupedeck.com/

What about Sharpness? I see it can be allocated to C1 but it has 3 parameters, so how does that work?

Link | Posted on Nov 25, 2017 at 08:21 UTC
On article Vimeo adds support for 8K 10-bit HDR videos (38 comments in total)
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Life recorder: ....and the gear heads here will rave about how awesome that 8k video looks on their 2.5K and 4k monitors. Forget the content... You must zoom in to 100% to fully appreciate video (and stills)!

Never poke the hive on DPReview.

Link | Posted on Nov 23, 2017 at 20:38 UTC
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skanter: I have a Loupedeck for LR. Its real,and Its pretty great!

https://loupedeck.com/

Thank you, Sepeteus.

I am certain I will get one...not at the current price point, though.

Link | Posted on Nov 23, 2017 at 17:14 UTC
In reply to:

skanter: I have a Loupedeck for LR. Its real,and Its pretty great!

https://loupedeck.com/

Csn it be used toghether with the keyboard and mouse?

Link | Posted on Nov 23, 2017 at 13:53 UTC
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J A C S: I guess this was funny enough to beat a more interesting patent: a new hybrid VF:

https://www.canonnews.com/new-canon-patent-application-for-a-hybrid-viewfinder

Yes, DL Case...me being hard to please is DPReview's biggest editorial problem.

Link | Posted on Nov 22, 2017 at 17:24 UTC
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J A C S: I guess this was funny enough to beat a more interesting patent: a new hybrid VF:

https://www.canonnews.com/new-canon-patent-application-for-a-hybrid-viewfinder

Ah, OK...I get it...it wouldn't be logical to make a second piece about that other patent.

OTOH, it makes a lot of sense writing about how "cinematic" the iPhoneX 4K footage can be, twice in 9 days...

Link | Posted on Nov 22, 2017 at 16:43 UTC
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J A C S: I guess this was funny enough to beat a more interesting patent: a new hybrid VF:

https://www.canonnews.com/new-canon-patent-application-for-a-hybrid-viewfinder

This is "silly", the hybrid VF is not "silly" and, in this day and age, only "silly-meh!" Canon news make it to DPReview.

Link | Posted on Nov 22, 2017 at 16:22 UTC
On article Top 10 sample galleries of the year #4: the Leica M10 (32 comments in total)

Things should always be put in context.

1. Go the "Cameras" tab above and, on the drop-down menu select "Leica".
2. On the Leica M10 entry press "Read Preview".
3 On the "The M U want: Leica M10 First Impressions Review and Samples" go to the drop down menu and select "Conclusion & Samples".
4. On the top of the "Comments Section" select the "Most Popular" tab.

Reading those 15 most popular comments and the issuing replies will give you a very good idea why this particular samples gallery was the 4th most viewed in 2017.

Link | Posted on Nov 21, 2017 at 12:46 UTC as 15th comment
On article DJI AeroScope demo shows drone tracking tech in action (32 comments in total)

As I already wrote, any effective measures must be put in place with systems exogenous from the drones, themselves.

In this regard, this seems to be a very first good step but one that makes me ambivalent about it.

On one hand, it will weed-out dangerous (...intentional or accidental...) UAV operators from the brand I use and that is a good thing, if for nothing else, because it will drive dangerous dimwits out of our community.

OTOH, other brands UAV usage will still be left on their own potential idiocy and, most probably, there will just be "brand migration" with the sole purpose of avoiding DJI's technology and, most worrisome of all, home-built devices will still be quite far from any effective supervision, allowing for usages with very nefarious intents.

On a side note, I must take my hat off to DJI as they pulled the perfect business trick:

Sell a product that creates a "problem" and them sell another one to "solve" it. :)

Link | Posted on Nov 21, 2017 at 08:54 UTC as 8th comment
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PhotoKhan: Ok...let's see if I can tackle this...

I am a strong opponent of using B&W "just because", only with the intention of trying to make an image more "artsy".

There seems to be a bias whereas anything made in B&W is inherently and immediately more "dense", more "photographic", or whatever "more" might fancy people's drift into pompous void intellectualization.

There's a discourse for color photography and there's a discourse for B&W.

Each have their own "visual semantics" and when these are recognized and respected at their unique storytelling most effective capabilities, there's no trump of B&W over colour or vice-versa.

This said, there's, however, another important point to make here, in my view...

These iconic photos have their historical relevancy status detached from the appropriateness of using B&W or color as the narrative support.

(cont.)

(cont.)

Sociologically and anthropologically historic pieces shouldn’t be manipulated into something else, except as a mean for “deconstruction/reconstruction” associated with new creative artistic works based on those very same pieces ( ..."transformative" attempts to reach new creative horizons are always a welcome thing).

Edvard’s Munch “The Scream” turned into a 3D experience would be obnoxious and, I am certain, no one would like to see Anne Frank’s house turned into a McDonalds.

Let our common heritage mementos be what they are and nothing else.

Let that Orville’s brothers photo in Kittyhawk be what is, symbolize what it colorlessly does and, please, let me be the one that gets to draw the amazing adventurous and ingenious line that connects those auspicious shades of gray into the intense blue skies I fly in, today.

Link | Posted on Nov 19, 2017 at 17:35 UTC
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PhotoKhan: Ok...let's see if I can tackle this...

I am a strong opponent of using B&W "just because", only with the intention of trying to make an image more "artsy".

There seems to be a bias whereas anything made in B&W is inherently and immediately more "dense", more "photographic", or whatever "more" might fancy people's drift into pompous void intellectualization.

There's a discourse for color photography and there's a discourse for B&W.

Each have their own "visual semantics" and when these are recognized and respected at their unique storytelling most effective capabilities, there's no trump of B&W over colour or vice-versa.

This said, there's, however, another important point to make here, in my view...

These iconic photos have their historical relevancy status detached from the appropriateness of using B&W or color as the narrative support.

(cont.)

(cont.)

What I mean is, any single one of these photos is absolutely self-relevant, even if the "wrong" approach was the one used, be it for subjective choices or on account of objective technical-historical limitations.

As such, I find it completely inappropriate (...except, only and perhaps, under the scope of pure curiosity...) to change such iconic images from B&W into color, as I would also find it to be if they were changed from colour into B&W and then published and as I also found it to be the case in the "colorization" of old B&W TV movies.

(cont.)

Link | Posted on Nov 19, 2017 at 17:33 UTC

Ok...let's see if I can tackle this...

I am a strong opponent of using B&W "just because", only with the intention of trying to make an image more "artsy".

There seems to be a bias whereas anything made in B&W is inherently and immediately more "dense", more "photographic", or whatever "more" might fancy people's drift into pompous void intellectualization.

There's a discourse for color photography and there's a discourse for B&W.

Each have their own "visual semantics" and when these are recognized and respected at their unique storytelling most effective capabilities, there's no trump of B&W over colour or vice-versa.

This said, there's, however, another important point to make here, in my view...

These iconic photos have their historical relevancy status detached from the appropriateness of using B&W or color as the narrative support.

(cont.)

Link | Posted on Nov 19, 2017 at 17:32 UTC as 120th comment | 4 replies

Simply brilliant.

That is was so challenging to come up with it only makes it more worthy of praise.

Congratulations, Mr. Falangas.

Link | Posted on Nov 18, 2017 at 19:12 UTC as 68th comment

See, DL Cade, how, without actually needing to "take oodles of bribes" as you so amusingly and ironically span off on another comment thread, it is still easy to get the feeling that DPR favors certain brands?

This is your 2nd "look how cinematic the iPhoneX can be" piece in 9 days.

Meanwhile, where were you when "Cinematic" was already being tackled by others, on another smartphone platform back in 2015?

https://www.sammobile.com/2015/12/17/young-filmmakers-use-the-galaxy-s6-edge-to-make-a-professional-short-film/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LqBKLELZYC8
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jm0oMm4L_s8
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EIMyeWsrEMg

Link | Posted on Nov 18, 2017 at 17:24 UTC as 59th comment | 2 replies
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Tonkotsu Ramen: What makes these silly?

Sure, sure...

https://www.dpreview.com/forums/post/60378377

Link | Posted on Nov 18, 2017 at 15:00 UTC
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Tonkotsu Ramen: What makes these silly?

Because I can't allow for this confusion to be established, even in an ironic tone some are experts on, I will say this very clearly: I don't think DPR is " taking oodles of bribes from Sony and Nikon ", no matter the purpose.

If I did, I wouldn't be here.

This said, there is, undoubtedly, a current trend, that started some years ago, to belittle Canon products, a trend that is popular among readers and that the writing staff emulates, sometimes, even if only subliminally, like in this case.

As Tonkotsu Ramen so well put, in the original comment, "What makes these silly"? The fact that the author and myself don't have use for them?

This relentless "Canon is Meh...!" trend is further accentuated by the systematic glorification of the smallest of features in other brands.

That, hard-core-photography-wise, the results don't match those opposite trends is something that doesn't seem to bother both DPR's editorial staff and many of their deluded readers.

Link | Posted on Nov 18, 2017 at 06:44 UTC
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Tonkotsu Ramen: What makes these silly?

Being from Canon.
You might have not noticed but, at the moment, here on DPR, anything coming from Canon is silly.
OTOH, anything gold plated or with a leather case is quite serious.
If it has a red dot in it, then, seriousness skies are the limit.

Link | Posted on Nov 17, 2017 at 21:18 UTC
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HowaboutRAW: And does Microsoft, or Hasselblad, just pay for a Photoshop CC subscription for a lent out MS Surface Book 2?

In other words, all systems require set up, and installation of software particular to ones needs. Much of this software, Photoshop CS, AutoCAD, Solidworks, Adobe Premier Pro, requires paid licenses. And of course the 2 Adobe products are rental only.

Assuming Blair Bunting already uses Photoshop CC, so has that rental license, does Adobe just allow Bunting to run 30 day trialware on a different machine, if Bunting's current computers already have it up and running?

Did Microsoft allow Bunting to uninstall all of that Win10 spyware on the loaner unit? Removing this MS crapware not only stops MS telemetry, it stops Win10 from doing updates, and restarts, when you don't want such things to occur.

For someone who does not use it your repetitive, adamant and erroneous input about the subject is a bit odd.

Again...as long as you log-in for use and log-out when finished you can run PS CC on any computer in the world with your license.

This is a versatile, useful and fair thing for Adobe did (...since we subscribe a license, not an installation...) and its usefulness got lost amidst all the irrational ranting about PS and LR going into "subscription mode only".

When people shout, they can't hear the real relevant sounds.

Link | Posted on Nov 16, 2017 at 23:58 UTC

Yes, the HDR+ mode is so good, we almost forget the dull, inaccurate colors, the lousy viewing angles and the burn-in display damages.

This constant ability that DPReview pundits have to resume photographic quality and its multi-factors nature to a single above-average performing characteristic is mind-boggling.

Link | Posted on Nov 16, 2017 at 23:50 UTC as 11th comment
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