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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I am starting to suspect that Magic Lantern are Canon engineers gone rogue and skunk works from Canon's marketing department dictatorship.

Link | Posted on Apr 5, 2017 at 10:29 UTC as 5th comment | 1 reply

Prepare those sneakers and rent a (...very large...) property in Guyana because that asteroid will be making final calls one of these days.

...And it seems it will be sooner than later.

Link | Posted on Apr 5, 2017 at 10:19 UTC as 102nd comment | 2 replies

I feel you'll be seeing "some longer sports optics" in the future like...never.
They are extremely expensive to design and manufacture. With two long-established, very experienced players on that market it could be tantamount to suicide trying to tackle that particular lens class.
...Mr. Nagata-San reply diplomatically creates the required distance...

Link | Posted on Apr 4, 2017 at 12:04 UTC as 53rd comment | 2 replies
In reply to:

PhotoKhan: I am working on a piece on what deep sea diving and music composing have in common.

I am having a bit of trouble because I practice neither. :)

Seriously, Allison, you can interrelate any 2 human experiences, if you use as a far-fetched "bridge" as needed but, no, roller derby and photography don't have much in common except for instances, like in your case, where someone practices both.

2 facts and a piece of advice:

1. No matter how one excels at roller derby, it will never be "Art".
2. Contrary to Roller Derby, one's photography will never improve as a direct function of one's fitness.

Disconnect these two great hobbies in your head ASAP. The more you interrelate the two, the more your photography will suffer.

This geeky rant ended, I must say...I would love to see you "roller-derbying". :)

(PS: There are no "heroes" in neither Photography nor Roller Derby. It is more a concept related to Military and Public Service activities.)

Wow!
Be well...

Link | Posted on Apr 3, 2017 at 08:13 UTC
In reply to:

PhotoKhan: I am working on a piece on what deep sea diving and music composing have in common.

I am having a bit of trouble because I practice neither. :)

Seriously, Allison, you can interrelate any 2 human experiences, if you use as a far-fetched "bridge" as needed but, no, roller derby and photography don't have much in common except for instances, like in your case, where someone practices both.

2 facts and a piece of advice:

1. No matter how one excels at roller derby, it will never be "Art".
2. Contrary to Roller Derby, one's photography will never improve as a direct function of one's fitness.

Disconnect these two great hobbies in your head ASAP. The more you interrelate the two, the more your photography will suffer.

This geeky rant ended, I must say...I would love to see you "roller-derbying". :)

(PS: There are no "heroes" in neither Photography nor Roller Derby. It is more a concept related to Military and Public Service activities.)

I see, you have a problem with opinions. There's a lot of that going around.
...And that Spanish expression?...It really does not mean what you think it means. Intolerant AND confused...an historically explosive mix...

Link | Posted on Apr 2, 2017 at 21:13 UTC
In reply to:

PhotoKhan: I am working on a piece on what deep sea diving and music composing have in common.

I am having a bit of trouble because I practice neither. :)

Seriously, Allison, you can interrelate any 2 human experiences, if you use as a far-fetched "bridge" as needed but, no, roller derby and photography don't have much in common except for instances, like in your case, where someone practices both.

2 facts and a piece of advice:

1. No matter how one excels at roller derby, it will never be "Art".
2. Contrary to Roller Derby, one's photography will never improve as a direct function of one's fitness.

Disconnect these two great hobbies in your head ASAP. The more you interrelate the two, the more your photography will suffer.

This geeky rant ended, I must say...I would love to see you "roller-derbying". :)

(PS: There are no "heroes" in neither Photography nor Roller Derby. It is more a concept related to Military and Public Service activities.)

Pretty grandiose turning just yourself into "no one"...One could even say "pedantic", right?

In any case, the difference between "art" and "Art" is just a click away.

Link | Posted on Apr 2, 2017 at 20:22 UTC
In reply to:

PhotoKhan: I am working on a piece on what deep sea diving and music composing have in common.

I am having a bit of trouble because I practice neither. :)

Seriously, Allison, you can interrelate any 2 human experiences, if you use as a far-fetched "bridge" as needed but, no, roller derby and photography don't have much in common except for instances, like in your case, where someone practices both.

2 facts and a piece of advice:

1. No matter how one excels at roller derby, it will never be "Art".
2. Contrary to Roller Derby, one's photography will never improve as a direct function of one's fitness.

Disconnect these two great hobbies in your head ASAP. The more you interrelate the two, the more your photography will suffer.

This geeky rant ended, I must say...I would love to see you "roller-derbying". :)

(PS: There are no "heroes" in neither Photography nor Roller Derby. It is more a concept related to Military and Public Service activities.)

I am wondering if the confusion between "art" and "Art" is a deliberate one...

Link | Posted on Apr 2, 2017 at 13:42 UTC
In reply to:

PhotoKhan: I am working on a piece on what deep sea diving and music composing have in common.

I am having a bit of trouble because I practice neither. :)

Seriously, Allison, you can interrelate any 2 human experiences, if you use as a far-fetched "bridge" as needed but, no, roller derby and photography don't have much in common except for instances, like in your case, where someone practices both.

2 facts and a piece of advice:

1. No matter how one excels at roller derby, it will never be "Art".
2. Contrary to Roller Derby, one's photography will never improve as a direct function of one's fitness.

Disconnect these two great hobbies in your head ASAP. The more you interrelate the two, the more your photography will suffer.

This geeky rant ended, I must say...I would love to see you "roller-derbying". :)

(PS: There are no "heroes" in neither Photography nor Roller Derby. It is more a concept related to Military and Public Service activities.)

...Argh...!...This noise, this noise...
Hey!..you know what is not "pedantic" and prone to discussions?
Twitter!
You should check it out. Your President loves it.

Link | Posted on Apr 2, 2017 at 13:07 UTC
In reply to:

PhotoKhan: I am working on a piece on what deep sea diving and music composing have in common.

I am having a bit of trouble because I practice neither. :)

Seriously, Allison, you can interrelate any 2 human experiences, if you use as a far-fetched "bridge" as needed but, no, roller derby and photography don't have much in common except for instances, like in your case, where someone practices both.

2 facts and a piece of advice:

1. No matter how one excels at roller derby, it will never be "Art".
2. Contrary to Roller Derby, one's photography will never improve as a direct function of one's fitness.

Disconnect these two great hobbies in your head ASAP. The more you interrelate the two, the more your photography will suffer.

This geeky rant ended, I must say...I would love to see you "roller-derbying". :)

(PS: There are no "heroes" in neither Photography nor Roller Derby. It is more a concept related to Military and Public Service activities.)

Ballet and other dance forms are "Art".

...but, no, sorry... a sport can feel like art to you - I know it sometimes feels like it to me - but it is not "Art".

The operator here is "intentional conceptualization" vs. "sheer athletics performance".

Let's leave "alternate truths" to politicians, shall we?

Link | Posted on Apr 2, 2017 at 11:33 UTC

I am working on a piece on what deep sea diving and music composing have in common.

I am having a bit of trouble because I practice neither. :)

Seriously, Allison, you can interrelate any 2 human experiences, if you use as a far-fetched "bridge" as needed but, no, roller derby and photography don't have much in common except for instances, like in your case, where someone practices both.

2 facts and a piece of advice:

1. No matter how one excels at roller derby, it will never be "Art".
2. Contrary to Roller Derby, one's photography will never improve as a direct function of one's fitness.

Disconnect these two great hobbies in your head ASAP. The more you interrelate the two, the more your photography will suffer.

This geeky rant ended, I must say...I would love to see you "roller-derbying". :)

(PS: There are no "heroes" in neither Photography nor Roller Derby. It is more a concept related to Military and Public Service activities.)

Link | Posted on Apr 2, 2017 at 11:08 UTC as 19th comment | 15 replies
On article We try out the new HassleVlad (100 comments in total)

Wow!...Isolation galore.
For this, I would reluctantly fight my dislike of seeing images in the format I saw TV 30 years ago.
(...if I had the money, that is...)

Link | Posted on Apr 1, 2017 at 11:55 UTC as 44th comment

I believe it was Bertrand Russell that once said:

"The whole problem with the world is that fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves, and wiser people so full of doubts."

We already had the fanatics around here. It seems that, given the date, you're also catering for the fools.

Myself, I just have my doubts about this. Fact and Fiction, you see...

Link | Posted on Apr 1, 2017 at 10:41 UTC as 76th comment

Wow...! The most advanced warranty voider on the market.

Link | Posted on Apr 1, 2017 at 09:57 UTC as 17th comment

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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