kociasek

Lives in Poland Wroclaw, Poland
Works as a translator
Joined on Dec 6, 2005

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On article These are the 15 most popular Flickr photos of 2017 (195 comments in total)
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SteveAnderson: Do composites count as a "photo"?
Interesting images there but as i looked again, too many are just massively over- photoshopped.
Title "Best Photos" throws me i guess.
I dis-like many of them. Just my opinion obviously.

Read the title again, SLOWLY. It doesn't say "Best Photos" but "most popular" (and on Flickr the title says "Top 25 Photos", which means same as most popular).

Link | Posted on Dec 11, 2017 at 19:29 UTC
On article These are the 15 most popular Flickr photos of 2017 (195 comments in total)
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VadymA: Typical Flickr. I knew exactly what I am about to see when I read the title. This is an equivalent of pop music in photography. Nothing wrong with that, they certainly deserve to be best in this category. You want something less pop-culture or mainstream? There are other venues and awards for that.

I agree that these are like winners of a mainstream pop music festival. However, I assure you that you can find all other styles on Flickr, too: ballad, punk, country, classical, electronic etc. (to follow your music genre analogy).

Link | Posted on Dec 10, 2017 at 11:47 UTC
On article Chaos, color, and community: 10 days in India (128 comments in total)
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Lusis100: The trouble with India it is like fishing in a bucket

@entoman
Sadly, it seems you resort to verbal abuse when you can't refute other people's arguments. FYI I was not commenting about *personal* hygiene, but about widespread lack of toilets, often unsafe food storage and preparation, cow dung in the streets etc.
Your tirade against Trump is beside the point and totally misplaced, I'm not from the States. Anyone, lots of Americans hate him, too :-)

Link | Posted on Dec 8, 2017 at 15:03 UTC
On article Chaos, color, and community: 10 days in India (128 comments in total)
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Lusis100: The trouble with India it is like fishing in a bucket

@zxaar
I'm afraid you also don't have first hand experience, after all you are an Indian MAN, which probably explains your bias and denial. BTW, the overwhelming majority of rape cases in India go unreported (marital rape law doesn't even exist). And I have no doubt that some mothers-in-law haggle over the dowry - doesn't change the fact that it makes the life of Hindu women miserable.

Link | Posted on Dec 8, 2017 at 06:15 UTC
On article Chaos, color, and community: 10 days in India (128 comments in total)
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Lusis100: The trouble with India it is like fishing in a bucket

@zxaar
Sorry, you are totally ignorant. Educate yourself about the following: the dowry system, property rights, honor killings, rapes per capita, acid throwing attacks, triple talaq, child marriages, sex selective abortions, scale of domestic violence, sexual harassment. Enough said.

Link | Posted on Dec 8, 2017 at 04:47 UTC
On article Chaos, color, and community: 10 days in India (128 comments in total)
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Lusis100: The trouble with India it is like fishing in a bucket

@entoman
"have a very different approach to driving "
LOL, the power of euphemism. They also have "a very different approach" to ecology, women rights, hygiene, child labour, safety at work, etc.

Link | Posted on Dec 8, 2017 at 01:55 UTC
On article Chaos, color, and community: 10 days in India (128 comments in total)
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Arastoo Vaziri: Lovely photos. People who shoot in India tend to make Steve McCurry-like clichés - some people never get tired of shooting portraits of long-bearded elder men wearing turbans with cigarette smoke hovering around them -, but these ones have the merit of originality. And I like the fact that the colours are slightly muted, but not so much as to lose the colourfulness of India. Well done indeed.

Actually, one of the the photos is a portrait of a bearded elderly man wearing turban and smoking a pipe :-)

Link | Posted on Dec 8, 2017 at 01:46 UTC
On article Nikon D850 vs Sony a7R III: Which is best? (1037 comments in total)
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Gonard: Which one is better. Get the grammar right.

Read the last sentence: "they're genuinely two of the best cameras the world has ever seen". So, this title is supposed to mean "Which one is the best in the world?", not "Which one is better?".

Link | Posted on Dec 5, 2017 at 14:07 UTC
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radissimo: Mac users first, Windows users 3 months later? Fuji should study market share first.

@retr01976
Same story, you just say what you believe, giving no evidence. In fact, your comment proves you are completely clueless.
1) "Android or Google phone". Google phones, now called Pixel, run on Android. One is a brand, the other an operating system (from the same company).
2) "Most households no longer have a PC". You just made it up, didn't you. In Europe everyone I know, apart from the oldest generation, has either a desktop or laptop (or both). I travel to other developed countries – same story.
3) "Microsoft is a slowly dying giant. " Total BS. Check Microsoft stock performance over the past 5 years, climbing up and up. BTW, latest news (CNBC, 29Nov) “Microsoft is planning a huge upgrade to its headquarters, adding room for 8,000 new people”.
4) Is it surprising that people who use iPad tend to use other Apple hardware? FYI, we have a tablet at home and I know several other families with tablets – all run on Android. Apple is popular in the States, much less so over here.

Link | Posted on Dec 1, 2017 at 02:06 UTC
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radissimo: Mac users first, Windows users 3 months later? Fuji should study market share first.

@JakeB
"Most creative people use Macs."
Can you give us the source of this revelation?

Link | Posted on Nov 30, 2017 at 19:47 UTC
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maddeye: The idea is great at first but I have some big concerns about its usability. It is only for black and white which is allready a huge restriction, but using color channels to seperate hard and soft light is even worse: What about one colored objects? A red dress will only be lit on the red channel, so in this particular case you are not able to seperate between soft and hard light.

The skin for example is also pretty red dominant - do you think it is coincidence that their main model is a black woman? I think using this lightning with a model with really red lips or cheecks or whatever will cause some abnormal aberration and could look very strange. You are not only limited to shoot black and white, but also to use only gray objects in your shoot. Is this really the kind of limit you want to set in a photo shoot? Cancel a shoot because your model brought the wrong colored dress?

If I understand this wrong in any way, please correct me. But I think thats how it works.

"Cancel a shoot because your model brought the wrong colored dress?"
No, get creative, shoot her without the dress :)

Link | Posted on Nov 30, 2017 at 19:41 UTC
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Slapstick Noir: 13k... Oh' my gaaaaawd! You can buy 26 Canon Rebels (200D), and shoot the next Matrix trilogy...
o.O

Heaven forbid! The first trilogy was already overkill. They should've stopped after the first movie.

Link | Posted on Nov 29, 2017 at 23:09 UTC
On article The Leica CL is (almost) what the TL should have been (421 comments in total)
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AKH: "F4 aperture (in 35mm terms) limits its usefulness for low light photography".

Not sure why you say that? It is an f/2.8 lens, so if you set it to f/2.8 it will need the same shutter/ISO combination as any other camera set to f/2.8, no matter the sensor size.

The camera looks great, but the price is horrendous for an APS-C camera.

@Seanzzxx
No, I'm talking about the equivalence of total light, which here amounts to F4.2. If you don't understand the concept, DPReview has published a very informative article about it: https://www.dpreview.com/articles/2666934640/what-is-equivalence-and-why-should-i-care/2

Link | Posted on Nov 21, 2017 at 16:41 UTC
On article The Leica CL is (almost) what the TL should have been (421 comments in total)
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AKH: "F4 aperture (in 35mm terms) limits its usefulness for low light photography".

Not sure why you say that? It is an f/2.8 lens, so if you set it to f/2.8 it will need the same shutter/ISO combination as any other camera set to f/2.8, no matter the sensor size.

The camera looks great, but the price is horrendous for an APS-C camera.

"Not sure why you say that?"
Because an 18mm F2.8 lens on APS-C will gather as much total light, and give as much subject separation, as a 27mm F4 lens on a full frame camera.

Link | Posted on Nov 21, 2017 at 16:12 UTC

And the joint winners of this year's Darwin Award are...

Link | Posted on Nov 18, 2017 at 21:21 UTC as 52nd comment
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walker2000: The couples are so small that amyone could claim this is their wedding picture.

Damn right, it's me and my wife!

Link | Posted on Nov 18, 2017 at 21:18 UTC
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Sampaio: I'm from Brazil and I would like to share my thoughts.
Sorry Nikon but unfortunately nobody here accepted to pay USD 7K for a D810.
Sorry Nikon next time please check your price strategy, I can buy a Nikon on Paraguay 30% to 40% cheaper than your price (60%-100% tax included)
Sorry Nikon you did kill all the channels and dealers that now relies on Cannon to survive.
Sorry Nikon but I believe that DSLR sales here are going down as in any other countries (I guess), but newcomers in Brazil are getting Cannon because of flexibility and Video hype.
I 'm Nikon user for 20 year and I did get any local support from you, so no news and no changes.

@cosinaphile
You know, I'm pretty sure Canon (name of a company) is spelled the same in Portuguese as in English ;-) Also, he's been taking photos for at least 20 years and doesn't know the name of the biggest camera brand in the world? OK, whatever.

Link | Posted on Nov 7, 2017 at 22:33 UTC
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Sampaio: I'm from Brazil and I would like to share my thoughts.
Sorry Nikon but unfortunately nobody here accepted to pay USD 7K for a D810.
Sorry Nikon next time please check your price strategy, I can buy a Nikon on Paraguay 30% to 40% cheaper than your price (60%-100% tax included)
Sorry Nikon you did kill all the channels and dealers that now relies on Cannon to survive.
Sorry Nikon but I believe that DSLR sales here are going down as in any other countries (I guess), but newcomers in Brazil are getting Cannon because of flexibility and Video hype.
I 'm Nikon user for 20 year and I did get any local support from you, so no news and no changes.

@Samaio
It's Canon, not Cannon. You misspelled it twice - on purpose? BTW, I'm not a Canon fanboy, I shoot Nikon like you do.

Link | Posted on Nov 7, 2017 at 16:21 UTC
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ozturert: You go to Brazil with a lot of money and some experience, you leave Brazil with some money and a lot of experience.

Worst scenario: your family collects your body from Brazil.

Link | Posted on Nov 7, 2017 at 16:05 UTC
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Alex Permit: Amazon is going to start selling electronics in Brazil this month. Maybe this is why Nikon is shutting down its ecommerce store. Why bother runing your own ecommerce site if your product is covered by a major site?

New article here
Amazon começa a vender eletrônicos no Brasil no dia 18 | Valor Econômico
http://www.valor.com.br/empresas/5153686/amazon-comeca-vender-eletronicos-no-brasil-no-dia-18

You got the date wrong, Amazon already started selling electronics in Brazil last month, on 18 October:
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-10-18/amazon-expands-in-brazil-making-worst-kept-secret-official

Link | Posted on Nov 7, 2017 at 15:47 UTC
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