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 Throwback Thursday: Sigma SD1 (234 comments in total)
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Erik Ohlson: Foveon sure sounded good - never went anywhere, and - really - who needs it?

As a photo enthusiast, post-processing a good number of X3F files from DPReview and other sources, using Sigma Photo Pro and coming to my own conclusion:

That the supposed superior performance of Foveon sensors at ISO 100 is a hoax created to obscure the fact that, precisely, not even at ISO100 can they impress.

Link | Posted on Sep 28, 2017 at 16:49 UTC
On article Throwback Thursday: Sigma SD1 (234 comments in total)
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ozturert: Beautiful, best in class ISO100 files, so so ISO200 files, "well" ISO400-800" files, bad bad bad above ISO800.
Keep at ISO100, be patient with SPP, reward is huge.

You need to refrain from telling others how to express themselves.

It sounds self-serving, arrogant and close-minded.

I don't care how many cameras you use(ed) (...although the proliferation is a red-flag, all by itself...): Those ISO100 images are terrible.

Out.

Link | Posted on Sep 28, 2017 at 16:14 UTC
On article Throwback Thursday: Sigma SD1 (234 comments in total)
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ozturert: Beautiful, best in class ISO100 files, so so ISO200 files, "well" ISO400-800" files, bad bad bad above ISO800.
Keep at ISO100, be patient with SPP, reward is huge.

"best in class ISO 100 files"...!?!?...Where do these "beliefs" come from...?

...Probably, from right here on DPR, where Andy Westlake unbashfully stated "The SD1 is an intriguing camera, with one exceptional strength - its stellar low ISO image quality" in the review, in spite of this kind of ISO 100 shots uploaded to the review gallery (!):

https://www.dpreview.com/reviews/sigmasd1/21

So much BS, sometimes...

Link | Posted on Sep 28, 2017 at 15:58 UTC
On article Throwback Thursday: Sigma SD1 (234 comments in total)
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Erik Ohlson: Foveon sure sounded good - never went anywhere, and - really - who needs it?

Errr...Mujana, that ill-belief was debunked right around the time this article pertains to.

Link | Posted on Sep 28, 2017 at 15:41 UTC
On article Throwback Thursday: Sigma SD1 (234 comments in total)

Ah!, those nostalgic color casts...

Link | Posted on Sep 28, 2017 at 13:20 UTC as 58th comment
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runbei99: Once again the French have succeeded in being unintentionally funny.

Cityofdust,

I don't have an anorexia sufferer in my family.

I do have empathy, though, something that, as strong-minded and perfect your family might be, seems to be sorely lacking in your amazing gene pool.

Link | Posted on Sep 27, 2017 at 13:21 UTC
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runbei99: Once again the French have succeeded in being unintentionally funny.

Clearly there are no women in your family suffering from socially-induced anorexia.

In a sense, one could say you suceeded in being unintentionally crass.

...Could it be you're an American?

Link | Posted on Sep 27, 2017 at 08:40 UTC

Finally, a decision that makes it logic to me how the US legal precedences work.

I was finding extremely odd how any state jurisdiction outfit, no matter how subsidiary it could be, was entitled to regulate in contradiction with federal law.

Link | Posted on Sep 26, 2017 at 20:57 UTC as 15th comment | 1 reply

Good luck spotting the changes. The better the editing, the hardest they are to find.

Link | Posted on Sep 26, 2017 at 20:51 UTC as 88th comment | 1 reply
On article The Nikon D850 could be the only DSLR you’ll ever need (1100 comments in total)
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PhotoKhan: First, parkour shots with a wide angle lens at moderate apertures with the Sony A9, now white water kayaking at 70mm, f/2.8, with a 70-200 lens on the D850.

You guys seem to have decided to not press the AF on new cameras very much, for the action side of things.

...and yet, with an estimated subject distance of 30 meters on some of these, all you had to do was using the tele end of the very same lens for the DOF to have turned from the easy-going, all-in-focus 42+ meters to a more pressing 3+ meters.

If you're going to claim a camera "can handle it all", for the action side of "all", it should be very high FL and very wide apertures, to see how the high-speed drive + continuous AD cope.

I understand it and that's fair.

...What is not fair is claiming the camera "can do it all" before going into those realms (fast, precise continous AF, with long FLs and wide apertures).

Link | Posted on Sep 26, 2017 at 19:59 UTC
On article The Nikon D850 could be the only DSLR you’ll ever need (1100 comments in total)
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Ebrahim Saadawi: Highest IQ, best AF, Rapid fire speed, in a body with all the professional tools like Dual slots, robust magnesium alloy, awefuly good illuminated buttons/placement, amazing colour science, 4K video FF and S35.

I mean what the....

I am truly jealous as a 5DIV shooter.

I only take relief in that the video quality is higher being 500mbps 4:2:2 vs 144mbps 4:2:0 and encoded in C-LOG gamma with Dual pixel AF. But that's it. Video. But even in video I wish Canon gave us a tilty screen and a 4K FF readout even if at low bitrate 420, sometimes one wants that FF look!

Jealous. Definitely jealous. Can't afford to jump ships...

Well the 5DIV is a wonderful 30mp camera.

The Nikon D850 is, indeed, a stupendous proposal.

That said, I can't imagine being "jealous" of it (...or any other camera, for that matter...) while using my 5DMKIV because...well, because, quite frankly, I am all giddy and in a state of continued awe while using it because it turns out this kind of imagery:

https://g3.img-dpreview.com/6775A4D2C21644D1AC88E76C41053628.jpg

Being jealous about alternate equipment is the number 1 misstep to curtail creativity.

Link | Posted on Sep 26, 2017 at 15:37 UTC
On article The Nikon D850 could be the only DSLR you’ll ever need (1100 comments in total)

First, parkour shots with a wide angle lens at moderate apertures with the Sony A9, now white water kayaking at 70mm, f/2.8, with a 70-200 lens on the D850.

You guys seem to have decided to not press the AF on new cameras very much, for the action side of things.

...and yet, with an estimated subject distance of 30 meters on some of these, all you had to do was using the tele end of the very same lens for the DOF to have turned from the easy-going, all-in-focus 42+ meters to a more pressing 3+ meters.

If you're going to claim a camera "can handle it all", for the action side of "all", it should be very high FL and very wide apertures, to see how the high-speed drive + continuous AD cope.

Link | Posted on Sep 26, 2017 at 14:57 UTC as 204th comment | 2 replies

Machines creating our "Memories" and everybody seems to find it cool, the only complaint being that they "don't do it right"?

Alienation for alienation, I am starting to find the religious kind a bit more tolerable...

Link | Posted on Sep 23, 2017 at 23:58 UTC as 10th comment

Bim, bam, bang...It is THAT simple.

A moment before, it was a piece of seagrass, the moment after the q-tip wasn't probably there.

For those who keep making it about the gear, I can't think of a better example to demonstrate how it is actually about freezing light and time, while encapsulating a story, any story...

Bim, bam, bang...

Link | Posted on Sep 19, 2017 at 17:26 UTC as 50th comment | 2 replies

I-am-going-to-write-this-very-fast-to-match-the-pose-of-photographer-Evan-who-seems-to-be-in-a-rush-to-go-somewhere.

Except-for-the-laziness-thing, who-would-have-thought-so-many-great-cinematographerswould-break-these-very-same-rules-for-some-very-effective-effect, when-needed.

Link | Posted on Sep 19, 2017 at 05:52 UTC as 48th comment
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Bambi24: "Olympus, Sony and Fujifilm can only cover a small part of that. So far there is no professional using their products."

Great strategy from zombie company Nikon.

-Use 32 male photographers without using a single female photographer.
-Tell Olympus, Sony and Fujifilm users that they're amateurs.
-Tell APS-C users they're no longer relevant.

"zombie company Nikon"...!?!?

Oh. God, the humanity in the delusion...

Link | Posted on Sep 18, 2017 at 12:04 UTC

Unfortunately, what makes Jennifer Lawrence such an alluring woman can not be captured by a stills camera.

It's her physical demeanor, the wit, the verbal interactions, that hyper-sexy mix of shyness and defiance, that simple feminine affirmative attitude the sends "feminism" back to those females of the species that just can't pull it of.

...but, yeah, given the opportunity, I too would have tried...

...and it wouldn't have been because of the opportunity to use a PhaseOne. ;)

Link | Posted on Sep 17, 2017 at 17:52 UTC as 80th comment | 1 reply
On article iPhone X vs. Samsung Note 8 (379 comments in total)
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PhotoKhan: "The iPhone X's wide gamut OLED is the most color accurate device on the market. That's a benefit to anyone who takes and looks at photos on their mobile device."

Allison,

This is border line intentional misinformation. You guys REALLY have to stop regurgitating the putrid marketing info Apple sends out.

The OLED displays on the iPhone X come from Samsung. How can they be better than Samsung's?

Apple has finally caught up with Samsung in what comes to contrast and color reproduction, thanks to the Super AMOLED 16M colors capacitive touchscreen they dubbed "Super Retina HD" and are sourcing from Samsung and you now tout is as being "the most color accurate device on the market." with the same gusto with which you were touting Retina displays of clearly lower contrast and color accuracy capabilities since the iPhone 4.

...Is it some kind of potion they send you?

I don't understand the arguing here regarding previous iPhone screens vs. AMOLED/SuperAMOLED.

All people had to do is display the same content, side by side, to see how ridiculous Apple claims were.

Link | Posted on Sep 17, 2017 at 17:31 UTC
On article iPhone X vs. Samsung Note 8 (379 comments in total)
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PhotoKhan: "The iPhone X's wide gamut OLED is the most color accurate device on the market. That's a benefit to anyone who takes and looks at photos on their mobile device."

Allison,

This is border line intentional misinformation. You guys REALLY have to stop regurgitating the putrid marketing info Apple sends out.

The OLED displays on the iPhone X come from Samsung. How can they be better than Samsung's?

Apple has finally caught up with Samsung in what comes to contrast and color reproduction, thanks to the Super AMOLED 16M colors capacitive touchscreen they dubbed "Super Retina HD" and are sourcing from Samsung and you now tout is as being "the most color accurate device on the market." with the same gusto with which you were touting Retina displays of clearly lower contrast and color accuracy capabilities since the iPhone 4.

...Is it some kind of potion they send you?

Performance?...Battery life..."faster"...?

This is a photography site.

The quoted part of the article is what concerns us the most and the reason I've always used AMOLED or Super-AMOLED displays:

Color reproduction and contrast ratios - That's what makes images "breathe".

Link | Posted on Sep 17, 2017 at 14:55 UTC
On article iPhone X vs. Samsung Note 8 (379 comments in total)

"The iPhone X's wide gamut OLED is the most color accurate device on the market. That's a benefit to anyone who takes and looks at photos on their mobile device."

Allison,

This is border line intentional misinformation. You guys REALLY have to stop regurgitating the putrid marketing info Apple sends out.

The OLED displays on the iPhone X come from Samsung. How can they be better than Samsung's?

Apple has finally caught up with Samsung in what comes to contrast and color reproduction, thanks to the Super AMOLED 16M colors capacitive touchscreen they dubbed "Super Retina HD" and are sourcing from Samsung and you now tout is as being "the most color accurate device on the market." with the same gusto with which you were touting Retina displays of clearly lower contrast and color accuracy capabilities since the iPhone 4.

...Is it some kind of potion they send you?

Link | Posted on Sep 17, 2017 at 14:23 UTC as 83rd comment | 7 replies
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