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.

Comments

Total: 1128, showing: 101 – 120
« First‹ Previous45678Next ›Last »
On article Leica offers free fix for faulty AF in some S lenses (92 comments in total)
In reply to:

iAPX: What's interesting is that Leica consider it's Lenses lifetime to be 5 years.

Even when they sell failing and faulty devices to consumer, at their impressive price tags, they don't think for a moment that they might last for 10 or 20 years. As it was for the older non-AF lenses.

This is clearly Leica's fault, and it should be fixed, whatever age of the lens. Or they have to clearly state that they might work for 5 years.

Leica is "no manufacturer". It is "THE manufacturer" that sells stuff with inordinate price premiums. Their service-money should be where their prestige-mouth is.

Link | Posted on Apr 8, 2017 at 00:31 UTC
On article Leica offers free fix for faulty AF in some S lenses (92 comments in total)

One day, some scholar will study why some brands have such permanent and militant good press, up to the point of turning the fixing of fully demonstrated broken design sound like something akin to a complete non-compulsory selfless endeavor, a most pure act of brotherly love.

Link | Posted on Apr 7, 2017 at 20:49 UTC as 35th comment

The thing with Very Low Light imagery is that seldom are human environments completely devoid of any kind of illumination. As such, whenever the ultra-sensitive device encounters any source of artificial light, no matter how small, the blooming from that source compromises large areas of the image. The more sensitive the device is, the more this is a problem.

Link | Posted on Apr 6, 2017 at 08:10 UTC as 5th comment
In reply to:

henrikbengtsson: What surprises me with the design alone is how it managed to make its path from the drawing board all the way to the production center without anyone saying "....wait a minute. NO!"

But I guess they all relied on hipster-oritended designer opinions.

My esteemed Henrik, you don't have an idea how these guru-tech companies work, do you?

The "visionary" of the day goes to the meeting, says some non sequiturs intended to sound philosophical that he just got at the latest "retreat" from his personal guru who, in turn, plagiarized while subverting it from a true thinker, drops the "I want this." and then is everybody back to their workstations.

If one is going to say "....wait a minute. NO!" at a meeting over there, he better have his Stars Wars paraphernalia already cleared from the desk.

Only saying "I have my doubts" will make him be dubbed "not a team player" and have his access to the vintage arcade games/protein shakes bar area revoked for 3 months.

See "Silicon Valley", the amazing TV series, for a very comprehensive crash course on the inner works of those high-tech, cloudy-fluffy companies, while having a belly full of laughs.

(See how obvious it is where the writers got their inspiration to depict Hooli as they do.)

Link | Posted on Apr 5, 2017 at 11:27 UTC

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 54th 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 20th 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 (496 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
Total: 1128, showing: 101 – 120
« First‹ Previous45678Next ›Last »