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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PhotoKhan: Holy cow!...400GB in a footprint smaller than a stamp.

22-year old me plying on a 48K Spectrum ZX with storage over cassette-tapes would call current-me bananas if I timed-travel back to him :)

(...as soon as I finished comprehending what 400GB were, that is...)

Ah!...Daley Thompson's Decathlon!...How fast can one press one key with a single finger or alternating 2 with 2 fingers?...Classic!

Link | Posted on Sep 5, 2017 at 14:23 UTC

Hmmm...very, very interesting...It seems my impending acquisition of a new 4K monitor just got a bit more expensive on account of a possible perfect mate :)

let's see if I can find what it brings along for Lightroom...

Link | Posted on Sep 5, 2017 at 14:11 UTC as 40th comment
On article Gallery: photographing parkour with the Sony a9 (126 comments in total)

Ah...!...Parkour with WA and medium tele lenses...What always comes to mind when one wants to see how good a camera is in sports/action photography.

Link | Posted on Sep 5, 2017 at 08:20 UTC as 6th comment
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nicoboston: Everybody knows that looking at the sun is dangerous.
I mean... almost everybody.
https://fm.cnbc.com/applications/cnbc.com/resources/img/editorial/2017/08/21/104664803-RTS1CPFG-trump-eclipse.530x298.jpg?v=1503343851

So, Smitty1, you think that's "political"?
Myself, I feel it is more "sociological".

Link | Posted on Sep 3, 2017 at 13:25 UTC

Humbled. 6 times.

Link | Posted on Sep 2, 2017 at 16:55 UTC as 48th comment
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matthew saville: Yeah, can we get more effort put into the whole quiet operation thing? I'm really really sick of being out in the wilderness where I think I've finally found the peaceful solace of isolation, ...and then I hear that damned beehive sound approaching me. I will throw a stick at the next drone that comes too close to me, if it is in an area that I know to be illegal to fly in the first place.

Silence is golden.

On your original reply, you stated:

"being out in the wilderness where I think I've finally found the peaceful solace of isolation"

There were no mentions to National Parks or other off-limits areas.

...and rightly so because It would have been a moot point since National Parks in the US are off-limits for drone activity, bar special permits (...see, I am Portuguese but I make a point of knowing potential destinations UAV regulations...)

This sudden need to preserve the "wilderness", in general, from what you decided to qualify as "menace", only came along because you were challenged on your egoistic perspective and decided to spin-off to something that you know to be a non-sequitur.

The fact remains. though, that you want absolute "silence" at the expense of other possible ways to respect and enjoy Nature.

I think both our POVs have been clearly established, so I won't be replying anymore.

In any case, thank you for the exchange.

Link | Posted on Sep 1, 2017 at 18:03 UTC
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matthew saville: Yeah, can we get more effort put into the whole quiet operation thing? I'm really really sick of being out in the wilderness where I think I've finally found the peaceful solace of isolation, ...and then I hear that damned beehive sound approaching me. I will throw a stick at the next drone that comes too close to me, if it is in an area that I know to be illegal to fly in the first place.

Silence is golden.

matthew saville,

You're not "running out of "wilderness solitude", period. And fast."

As a pilot, I can assure you there are plenty of wilderness solitude in this blue orb of ours that you can benefit from, more than you can possibly imagine.

What you actually meant is that you "are running out of "wilderness solitude" that you can afford to travel to, both for time and money.

So, what you're actually saying is that you want to preserve your concept of relaxation at the expense of mine.

Your entitlement stance is repugnant.

I am sure you were often told as a child how special you were. Unfortunately, in the real world, once we both comply with the Law, your inclinations are as valuable as mine.

(...as for the considerations regarding the risks drone activity represent to aviation - the real ones, not the hysteria-based drivel - you should have had the basic good and common senses to notice who you're making exchanges with, someone who has a clear understanding of both sides...)

Link | Posted on Sep 1, 2017 at 14:30 UTC
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matthew saville: Yeah, can we get more effort put into the whole quiet operation thing? I'm really really sick of being out in the wilderness where I think I've finally found the peaceful solace of isolation, ...and then I hear that damned beehive sound approaching me. I will throw a stick at the next drone that comes too close to me, if it is in an area that I know to be illegal to fly in the first place.

Silence is golden.

Yes, it was directed at you.

The points I am making:

1. You shouldn't elect one single noise source as the one to complain about regarding spoiling your idyllic "peaceful solace of isolation".

There are other sources, you know?

2. You don't live alone in the planet and it is not up to you to decide where you can do "damned" various "sounds" (...because you know you also produce them, in your daily life, right?...) and where others are not allowed to.

3. I take exception at having to steer my aircraft through demanding and energy-impacting noise abatement routing on arrivals and departures every single working day so that you can sleep comfortably and then having you wake up, fully rested, go to the some Idyllic place and tell me that I can't also enjoy that very same spot the way I please, on my off days.

The systematic posture that some people have about what is "right" and "wrong" at the expense of the liberty of others is becoming rather old and very tiresome.

Link | Posted on Aug 31, 2017 at 23:02 UTC
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matthew saville: Yeah, can we get more effort put into the whole quiet operation thing? I'm really really sick of being out in the wilderness where I think I've finally found the peaceful solace of isolation, ...and then I hear that damned beehive sound approaching me. I will throw a stick at the next drone that comes too close to me, if it is in an area that I know to be illegal to fly in the first place.

Silence is golden.

Does your "sickness" include powerboats on placid lakes or is it a single-vectored one?

Link | Posted on Aug 31, 2017 at 21:56 UTC
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PhotoKhan: Holy cow!...400GB in a footprint smaller than a stamp.

22-year old me plying on a 48K Spectrum ZX with storage over cassette-tapes would call current-me bananas if I timed-travel back to him :)

(...as soon as I finished comprehending what 400GB were, that is...)

Tobamory,

Both!...plus Trashman and Mrs Mopp, with my then girlfriend and wife now for 30 years :)

Link | Posted on Aug 31, 2017 at 18:36 UTC

Holy cow!...400GB in a footprint smaller than a stamp.

22-year old me plying on a 48K Spectrum ZX with storage over cassette-tapes would call current-me bananas if I timed-travel back to him :)

(...as soon as I finished comprehending what 400GB were, that is...)

Link | Posted on Aug 31, 2017 at 14:49 UTC as 30th comment | 10 replies

My foray into digital photography was initially made through a CAMEDIA C-1400XL and, next a C-5050.

I've always felt that Olympus had a special take and "feel" to photography that I really miss. That "feel" is clearly present in these samples.

If I thought it was cost-efficient to have multiple systems, Olympus would certainly be top on my list.

I actually hate the 4:3 format but I would gladly step down to 14MP for this most excellent proposal.

Enjoy it, Olympus users, as this is a little gem...

Link | Posted on Aug 31, 2017 at 11:55 UTC as 35th comment

Best way to counter conspiracy theorists.
Put your money where their mouth is.
Let's see how many scaremonger pundits here will go for the cash prize.

Link | Posted on Aug 30, 2017 at 19:34 UTC as 17th comment
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sandy b: I wouldn't buy it. At least they are trying. Your move Nikon.

Nikon has already moved.

It was not a pretty disaster to witness.

Link | Posted on Aug 29, 2017 at 16:57 UTC
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PWPhotography: Congrats to Canon, not only make for Canon but for Sony system as well :-)

Ironically Canon TS-E lenses actually are much easier to use on Sony A7/A9 series due to EVF, much easier for precise MF, full-time liveview, focus peaking (much easier for Tilt function) and WYSIWYG exposure as well as IBIS to gain a few stops in hand-held under dim light, and you don't need to leave eye from EVF. On Canon DSLRs you'd need to use back LCD for precise focus (magnification) and accurate exposure when T/E out.

You REALLY should try a monitor via Wi-Fi (...or cable, for that matter...) for architectural and landscape photography.

Once you do, there's no turning back.

(...I won't be replying any further because, really, it is your loss...)

Link | Posted on Aug 29, 2017 at 15:07 UTC
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PWPhotography: Congrats to Canon, not only make for Canon but for Sony system as well :-)

Ironically Canon TS-E lenses actually are much easier to use on Sony A7/A9 series due to EVF, much easier for precise MF, full-time liveview, focus peaking (much easier for Tilt function) and WYSIWYG exposure as well as IBIS to gain a few stops in hand-held under dim light, and you don't need to leave eye from EVF. On Canon DSLRs you'd need to use back LCD for precise focus (magnification) and accurate exposure when T/E out.

The tilt shift lenses are best used with a tripod and dedicated monitor to have a larger image to work with.

A tablet connected via Wi-Fi and running DSLRController beats peeping through a tiny EVF, no matter the focus aids, every single day.

Link | Posted on Aug 29, 2017 at 14:54 UTC
On article Canon unveils stabilized EF 85mm F1.4L lens (530 comments in total)
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coudet: After the hugely impressive 35/1.4 II, I'm sure this lens will be another winner from Canon.

Dont be so positive...I thought the very same about the 24-105 II and yet...

Link | Posted on Aug 29, 2017 at 13:48 UTC

You people are short on the Zeitgeist. This is Leica parodying themselves through desconstructive sublimation of our day-and-age angst over supply and demand. It is so clever, it could be German. Hagel, for one, would be all over these, if it was not for that little detail.

Link | Posted on Aug 28, 2017 at 19:40 UTC as 95th comment
On article Nikon D850: What we hoped for – and what we got (404 comments in total)
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PhotoKhan: I am confused...this was titled "What we hoped for – and what we got" so I thought it was already a report from a tested camera.

Instead there are further guesses on such crucial things like DR and high-ISO performance.

It might as well have been titled "What we hoped for – and what we are still hoping for"...

That would be utterly strange since I see it round every working day.

Link | Posted on Aug 26, 2017 at 21:26 UTC
On article Nikon D850: What we hoped for – and what we got (404 comments in total)
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PhotoKhan: I am confused...this was titled "What we hoped for – and what we got" so I thought it was already a report from a tested camera.

Instead there are further guesses on such crucial things like DR and high-ISO performance.

It might as well have been titled "What we hoped for – and what we are still hoping for"...

Cool Barney...

..."What we hoped for – and what Nikon told us to hope for", then ;)

Link | Posted on Aug 26, 2017 at 19:22 UTC
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