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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No, it does not.

Noticed how there's no linked video footage, just photos?

The Mavic gimbal is not suitable to such usage as it does not take well side-sweeping movements.

You guys REALLY have to start filtering these "announcements"...

Link | Posted on Apr 19, 2017 at 17:46 UTC as 8th comment | 3 replies
On article The Sony a9 is a 24MP sports-shooting powerhouse (1905 comments in total)
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justmeMN: Yawn, another tiny, incremental, upgrade. (just kidding)

LOL...excellent...

Link | Posted on Apr 19, 2017 at 17:01 UTC
On article The Sony a9 is a 24MP sports-shooting powerhouse (1905 comments in total)
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PhotoKhan: Powerful stuff at an "affordable" price point. Congratulations Sony users (From a Canon one).

No, they weren't really effective...they were between comas...

Link | Posted on Apr 19, 2017 at 16:33 UTC
On article The Sony a9 is a 24MP sports-shooting powerhouse (1905 comments in total)

Powerful stuff at an "affordable" price point. Congratulations Sony users (From a Canon one).

Link | Posted on Apr 19, 2017 at 16:26 UTC as 318th comment | 2 replies
On article Sony announces FE 100-400mm F4.5-5.6 GM OSS lens (135 comments in total)
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Bgpgraebner: The A9 paired with this lens costs $500 more than a barebones D5. This is just plain ridiculous. It's gonna run rings around Canon and Nikon.

Clearly, you never had the pleasure to use a Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM. Instead of such bravado, I suggest you pray this can reach 80% or more of what the Canon gives.

Link | Posted on Apr 19, 2017 at 16:23 UTC
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MirPhoto: So much whining. The mark IV is a wonderful camera already. If you're expecting a patch to fix so much of your disappointment then why buy it in the first place?

Better solution a third A7 is if beret-jedi you want to be.

Link | Posted on Apr 18, 2017 at 20:22 UTC
On article Canon EOS 77D Review (277 comments in total)
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FLruckas: If we fall asleep like Rip Van Winkle will there ever be any Canon news worthy of waking us up?

:-)

Mared,
Amazing, isn't it? Perhaps something that has already been explained to you but you keep failing to understand is the reason behind it?

Link | Posted on Apr 18, 2017 at 14:48 UTC
On article Fujifilm GF 120mm F4 Macro sample gallery (113 comments in total)

A good run for the money for the Hasselblad, clearly...
The skin tones in the studio shots are perfect but there's a "cyanish" feel to the outdoors shots. I hope these 2 don't correlate as a trade-off.

Link | Posted on Apr 18, 2017 at 10:29 UTC as 22nd comment
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MirPhoto: So much whining. The mark IV is a wonderful camera already. If you're expecting a patch to fix so much of your disappointment then why buy it in the first place?

Armandino,
" Whatever makes you happy."
You said it yourself and, yet, you're the one struggling here.
I feel that the insecurity that drives you to lug around an heavy, non-contributing 1DX "just in case" and not being able to leave it at home is what might be behind your need to beret another outstanding photographic tool.

Link | Posted on Apr 18, 2017 at 09:43 UTC
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PhotoKhan: Hmmm...I am going to contact the Andy Warhol Foundation to set up a date, so I can go and take pictures of some of Mr. Warhol other works, draw some inspiration and give them a very creative tweak in Photoshop, in order to create an entirely new - and therefore infringement-free - image.

That was simply rhetorical, really.

...the point being, if it was done and cumulatively aggregated, such photos reached the market value that iconic Prince work has, you can bet the AWF would have a word to say, a word regarding a piece of the pie.

People like these "Foundations" simply can not understand that creative/intellectual property has 2 ways.

The most meager of photos can exist on the most simple of drives with no one ever having look at it for more than 2 seconds.

The moment something of value is created over that photo, something that has commercial added value, the creator/owner is entitled to a compensation. Period.

Property is not based on value, it is based on rightful ownership,

A very simple photo should not be used by an artist to modify, reduce, amplify or radically transmute at his/hers creative whim without agreed compensation the very same way I shouldn't enter your garden to collect a simple flower, just because I found it specially beautiful.

Link | Posted on Apr 18, 2017 at 09:32 UTC

Hmmm...I am going to contact the Andy Warhol Foundation to set up a date, so I can go and take pictures of some of Mr. Warhol other works, draw some inspiration and give them a very creative tweak in Photoshop, in order to create an entirely new - and therefore infringement-free - image.

Link | Posted on Apr 17, 2017 at 21:47 UTC as 50th comment | 3 replies
On article Nikon D7500: Should I upgrade from my D7200? (282 comments in total)

Read the article and took due notice of what was hardly improved.
If it was Canon, it would be receiving SO much flak, the comments section would run the risk of burning your device, the moment it popped up on your screens... ;)

Link | Posted on Apr 17, 2017 at 11:10 UTC as 84th comment
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moimoi: @People_who_are_complaining (i.e., professional keyboardists): Go out and shoot rather typing and wasting time. I assure you the 5DIV camera is superb! and YES I do own it ;-)

Mared,

Let me get this straight:

You're trying to make Canon accountable for a rumor created by third parties, a rumor they have nothing to do with and that, in any case, contained the precise information that a FW update wouldn't be the implementation format but rather a backwards-implemented physical upgrade?

How off the mark can one get?

Link | Posted on Apr 16, 2017 at 11:15 UTC
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LiangMing: New round of disappointments. Good job Canon.

If they have provided you with so many rounds of personal disappointments, why do you still care?

There's a significant number of great options around, you know?

Link | Posted on Apr 16, 2017 at 11:05 UTC

So, exactly, what was the bet the rest of the staff won so they could dump the "subperforming" M on "poor" Sam Spencer :)

Just kidding guys. Great work (...and, again, that Hasselblad...?...Wow!)

Next year, let's see if the parent company forks out some serious cash so you can all go to Japan, for an extended series on Sakura.

Link | Posted on Apr 16, 2017 at 10:56 UTC as 44th comment | 1 reply
On article Hasselblad X1D final production sample gallery (142 comments in total)
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cdembrey: Horses for courses!! I don't think that many people will be shooting the World Cup, or in unlit back alleys with a X1D. But many of the complaints seen here are about AutoFocus speed and High ISO performance.

If AutoFocus speed and High ISO performance are the deciding factors for you, look at a Canon 1Dx2. Duh!!

Precisely.

We have to come up with a name for the prevailing number of users that, given an outstanding photographic product, go out of their way to demand things from that product that it was clearly not designed to do.

I would call them "Negativists" and would bet that, while seating in a concert hall hearing the perfect rendition of Sibelius 7th Symphony by the Vienna Philharmonic, conducted by Gustavo Dudamel, they would probably go: "Yeah, but where is the light show?" ;)

Link | Posted on Apr 16, 2017 at 08:35 UTC
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dash2k8: This piece is overly opinionated. It basically tells the reader repeatedly "this is dumb; don't buy it." I think we're all smart enough to make purchase decisions on our own, we don't need a condescending article to impose the author's personal distaste on us. If they filed this under "opinion" or "editorial," fine, but "news"? Long live responsible journalism.

Fair enough...

But I hope you understand there's simply no other way to take this product on that's not an humorous one.

Even the girl model on that promotional photo has "What-the-heck-I-am-I-doing-here" face on her.

If an humorous spin is not to be given to this "accessory" and we insist on a serious one, than Dan's tongue-in-cheek comment under that photo ("Let's hope the wind doesn't catch that thing.") would have to be turned into a very serious warning on how dangerous that ridiculous contraption may become with wind conditions commonly associated with significant precipitation.

Link | Posted on Apr 15, 2017 at 11:43 UTC
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dash2k8: This piece is overly opinionated. It basically tells the reader repeatedly "this is dumb; don't buy it." I think we're all smart enough to make purchase decisions on our own, we don't need a condescending article to impose the author's personal distaste on us. If they filed this under "opinion" or "editorial," fine, but "news"? Long live responsible journalism.

Through previous exchanges, I happen to know that Dan Bracaglia is a contributor whose preoccupations about journalistic ethics are very present in the way he approaches what he writes. It just so happens that he also has an healthy sense of humor and the piece above was clearly written under that light.

The combination of those ethics with the mentioned and displayed sense of humor makes him one of the contributors I most appreciate on DPR.

Editorially-wise there are areas where DPR is slipping a bit (...nonchalantly titling Leica's arrogant approach to a faulty lens design "Leica will do you a solid" being the most recent example...) but, believe me, you are being unfair about Dan, in this particular instance.

Link | Posted on Apr 15, 2017 at 11:27 UTC
On article Hasselblad X1D final production sample gallery (142 comments in total)

Superior output.
It is refreshing seeing a brand cashing on heritage that actually puts money-quality where its prestige-mouth is.
I would gladly put aside my reservations about the 4:3 format for imagery, if I could afford this system.
Kudos Hasselblad. I hope the market rewards you for your boldness and technical competence.

Link | Posted on Apr 15, 2017 at 10:25 UTC as 44th comment
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MirPhoto: So much whining. The mark IV is a wonderful camera already. If you're expecting a patch to fix so much of your disappointment then why buy it in the first place?

"What makes the MkIV wonderful in 2017 for $3,500.00?"

The highly effective ergonomically/operational perfect-pictures-taking machine it is in the whole of the EOS system.

The wholeness of this system and the relentlessly constant superb quality images it outputs is what is not understood by some, many of which are the ones that roam around here claiming for features that are only required in their fantasist tech-geeky oriented minds.

As it has been already mentioned, many of these claimers have not used the camera, something that, in itself, is somewhat ironic because, had they used it, they would probably quickly forget what the hell they where claiming about.

Link | Posted on Apr 15, 2017 at 09:22 UTC
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