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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On article Photo of the week: The Shining (76 comments in total)

Outstanding photo, very "out of the box", for the portrait orientation.
It had everything to "not work" and, yet, it does...in spades.
Congratulations Erez.

Link | Posted on Jul 8, 2017 at 14:38 UTC as 29th comment | 1 reply
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Dave729: In 2009, a Sikorsky S-76 was ferrying workers to an oil rig off the Louisiana coast hit a red-talked hawk (avg weight about 2-1/2 pounds) and brought the helicopter down, killing both pilots and six of the seven passengers. It doesn't take much...

As both an airline pilot and a drone operator I would like to point out something.

I see a trend to introduce birds as a justification to hazardous drone flying.

Irrational animals behavior is something that can not be controlled and can only be dealt with with precautionary measures.

Hazardous drone flying, OTOH, is an unlawful intentional or ignorant activity performed by rational beings that can and should be dealt with both precautionary and punishing action.

For those who can't understand the difference, I suggest they try to look for a bird sitting in a court dock.

Link | Posted on Jul 8, 2017 at 11:53 UTC

Great news.
It would be sad seeing such an innovative product going down the drain.

Link | Posted on Jul 7, 2017 at 16:01 UTC as 11th comment
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PhotoKhan: I love it when "Eco" is no major worry for the overall business but is then dully touted when the time comes to make some aditional bucks.

It's almost as callous and disingenuous as charging 611$ to basically have others helping Samsung getting rid of their otherwise worthless tech-junk.

If Karma was really a b☆tch, I can imagine what would so ironically happen to these "Fan" devices...

Yes, that is true.

I was a bit harsh...What I meant is that, if it was not for this move, it would be tech-fodder so 600+ seems a bit steep, even if we consider that the whole "production to consummer" cycle for this particular product was a costlier one, on account of the yo-yo round.

Link | Posted on Jul 6, 2017 at 08:24 UTC
On article Are the NLE wars beginning to heat up? (33 comments in total)

Blackmagic approach worked on me, that's for sure.

Never having dealt with video before and just wanting a cheap NLE to process my Mavic 4K footage I stumbled upon Resolve 12.5 and was amazed (1) it was free and (2) there were so many useful tutorials online.

It just grew on me and now, less than a year passed, I bought a 2nd hand license dongle for a bargain and have access to the full features on version 14.

Couldn't be happier... :)

Link | Posted on Jul 5, 2017 at 15:13 UTC as 4th comment

It is absolutely true that the camera is just a tool while technical prowess and, most especially, vision are what really counts.

That said, it is a bit extreme to let go of advanced features just to make a point.

Maybe what is really happening is that Mr. Paciu plateaued - as we all do, during creative evolution, because it is intrinsic to the process - and this is how his inner workings are leveraging the next step.

Sometimes, the subconscious plays dirty tricks.

Link | Posted on Jul 5, 2017 at 13:23 UTC as 5th comment | 1 reply

I love it when "Eco" is no major worry for the overall business but is then dully touted when the time comes to make some aditional bucks.

It's almost as callous and disingenuous as charging 611$ to basically have others helping Samsung getting rid of their otherwise worthless tech-junk.

If Karma was really a b☆tch, I can imagine what would so ironically happen to these "Fan" devices...

Link | Posted on Jul 5, 2017 at 09:35 UTC as 9th comment | 3 replies
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PhotoKhan: This green/blue tone in every single photo...Now I know: My Canon EOS M5 must secretly be made by Nikon.

Abostogfo,

My 5DMKIV features DIGIC6 and the colors are OK.

Link | Posted on Jul 4, 2017 at 20:42 UTC
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PhotoKhan: Again, green and blue, blue and green.
Seeing low-cast sunlight rendered so cold is particularly disturbing.

1. The temperature neutrality/shifting induced by the optics in transient light is one of lenses intrinsic characteristic. There are "colder" optics and there are "warmer" optics.

2. In any case, the very cold feeling of these images is probably more associated with the camera, as I mentioned on the D7500 piece.

Link | Posted on Jul 4, 2017 at 13:45 UTC

Again, green and blue, blue and green.
Seeing low-cast sunlight rendered so cold is particularly disturbing.

Link | Posted on Jul 4, 2017 at 12:13 UTC as 51st comment | 4 replies
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PhotoKhan: This green/blue tone in every single photo...Now I know: My Canon EOS M5 must secretly be made by Nikon.

It's a Eizo CG243W calibrated using a X-Rite ColorMunki.

...but, then again, having a calibrated monitor is only the first step to understand what is going on.

(...and, no, "measuring" colors is not the second one...)

Link | Posted on Jul 4, 2017 at 10:04 UTC

This green/blue tone in every single photo...Now I know: My Canon EOS M5 must secretly be made by Nikon.

Link | Posted on Jul 4, 2017 at 09:04 UTC as 17th comment | 8 replies
On article Simple demo shows the power of a polarizing filter (134 comments in total)

There's one other application missing.
They may be used to attenuate haze.

Link | Posted on Jul 3, 2017 at 19:21 UTC as 35th comment | 2 replies
On article Embracing the Lensbaby Velvet 85's glow (54 comments in total)
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PhotoKhan: Idea: Keep the 500$ towards a really good, contrasty and sharp 85mm and a UV filter and just use Vaseline on the filter for this kind of look. This way you can either have this or tack sharp images all across the frame as might fancy at any given moment.

Squirm and try to be disingenuous all you like.

You WILL be called to choose between and identify photos taken with the Lensbaby and with Vaseline over a filter as soon as I get my hands on the former.

Let's see if you will be as wordy and arrogant then as you keep being now.

Link | Posted on Jul 2, 2017 at 20:48 UTC
On article Embracing the Lensbaby Velvet 85's glow (54 comments in total)
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PhotoKhan: Idea: Keep the 500$ towards a really good, contrasty and sharp 85mm and a UV filter and just use Vaseline on the filter for this kind of look. This way you can either have this or tack sharp images all across the frame as might fancy at any given moment.

OK.

I will now request a Lensbaby Velvet 85 sample from my regular supplier.

As soon as I get it, I'll contact you so you can put your comparison-money where your arrogant-mouth is.

...It will be extremely amusing.

Link | Posted on Jul 2, 2017 at 18:05 UTC
On article Embracing the Lensbaby Velvet 85's glow (54 comments in total)
In reply to:

PhotoKhan: Idea: Keep the 500$ towards a really good, contrasty and sharp 85mm and a UV filter and just use Vaseline on the filter for this kind of look. This way you can either have this or tack sharp images all across the frame as might fancy at any given moment.

Mr. Terkwoiz,
You're threading thin ice.
I have access to a sharp 85mm, a UV filter and Vaseline.
Shortly, I might have access to a Lensbaby Velvet 85.
If we have to take this down to a blind comparative test your arrogance might be in dire straits.

Link | Posted on Jul 2, 2017 at 17:27 UTC
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retr01976: I have been an IT Director for 20 years now (I'm 40), in that time frame I have had my hands on some amazing products, none of which have really changed the way I work and live as much as the Apple iPhone.

Let me guess: You've been working for Sears, having come from Circuit City?

Link | Posted on Jul 1, 2017 at 09:04 UTC

If the me-keen-amateur-photographer was bothered by these 3 feeble inaccuracies, the me-professional-pilot would never endure more than 3 minutes from any Hollywood output that includes a single flying machine.

Link | Posted on Jul 1, 2017 at 08:28 UTC as 52nd comment | 1 reply
On article Embracing the Lensbaby Velvet 85's glow (54 comments in total)
In reply to:

PhotoKhan: Idea: Keep the 500$ towards a really good, contrasty and sharp 85mm and a UV filter and just use Vaseline on the filter for this kind of look. This way you can either have this or tack sharp images all across the frame as might fancy at any given moment.

Not only will it look like this, it can actually provide many other forms of creative imagery. Since you're so sensitive to subtleties, I invite you to discover how.
(...if you can dismount the high horse, that is...)

Link | Posted on Jun 30, 2017 at 23:00 UTC
On article Embracing the Lensbaby Velvet 85's glow (54 comments in total)

Idea: Keep the 500$ towards a really good, contrasty and sharp 85mm and a UV filter and just use Vaseline on the filter for this kind of look. This way you can either have this or tack sharp images all across the frame as might fancy at any given moment.

Link | Posted on Jun 30, 2017 at 12:43 UTC as 21st comment | 8 replies
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