DenWil

DenWil

Lives in United States Los Angeles, CA, United States
Works as a Photographer, Scout
Has a website at denniswilliams.net
Joined on May 19, 2011

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Once folks are actually using the GFX the clamoring for faster lenses will subside.

Link | Posted on Feb 24, 2017 at 20:17 UTC as 18th comment
On article COOPH reveals new leather accessory collection (39 comments in total)

Perhaps leather is acceptable when the camera weighs a lot less. I much prefer my Op Tech USA nylon/neoprene strap for the times I need to have a camera hanging around my neck. It is far more comfortable on the neck and has some give to it.

I am certainly not anti leather- shoes, bags, furniture- I just find it less suitable as a material for a camera strap.

Link | Posted on Feb 3, 2017 at 21:01 UTC as 5th comment
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jyw5: This isnt really medium format...just larger than FF. The price is good...but then you have to buy more glass.

5DSr and a 135 f2 is 4500$ US, GFX 50S and 120f4 macro is 9200$ US each plus grips and cards...it will be interesting to compare FF, full resolution, unretouched head shots. Then we'll all know at the same time how 50MP on 35 format with an EF lens compares to 50MP on 44 x33 format with a native G lens.

Link | Posted on Jan 19, 2017 at 08:02 UTC

The plaintiff was a customer not a model and she refused to sign a release at the time the images were taken.

This is not a case of oversight but incompetence or fraud. The photographer should have deleted the images the minute the customer refused to sign a release. He had no right to commercial use of the images and he knew it right then.

All so incredibly absurd considering you can hire a commercial print model fitting exactly the type you are looking for, no issues for usage, own the shots and write it all off.

Quite honestly I am surprised at how low end Chipotle advertising is. Buying from a guy who shot a pic of a customer. A lot of thought went into that.

Link | Posted on Jan 9, 2017 at 22:35 UTC as 100th comment | 7 replies
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mactrash: Wish my client have enough budget to let me shoot this haha, do you?

You don't cut expenses. Film and processing costs what it costs. You don't pad them either. Expenses are a fact of life. Clients know the truth of it and see the results in their hands.

Editing is a breeze, I do my own scans and post is quite minimal , just a matter of tuning the file to match the film.

Not a go Kodak ra ra film post. Film is clearly not for everyone and then there is the fact I was never a yellow box fan and even if the Ektachrome was 120, I would not be buying it often.

Link | Posted on Jan 6, 2017 at 06:09 UTC
On article Fujifilm unveils 'Graphite' X-Pro2 and X-T2 (187 comments in total)

If I was using multiple bodies of this camera for work I would love the paint variations- all my bodies are - for all practical purposes from 24 inches away- identical and I use a rather inelegant dot for identification.

Link | Posted on Jan 5, 2017 at 16:05 UTC as 21st comment | 4 replies
On article Manfrotto launches stylish Windsor Collection bags (60 comments in total)

Luckily no one who would consider buying a new bag has a camera bigger than a DSLR.

Link | Posted on Nov 22, 2016 at 05:07 UTC as 19th comment

Since this is theoretical-
dead : Avedon, Hurrell
living: Weber, Leibovitz.

Link | Posted on Nov 16, 2016 at 20:51 UTC as 57th comment

They need to move forward to SSD. Platters simply cannot deal with hundreds of 165MB files at a time. I will be adding SSD external drives to both my iMac 1T and my brand new MBP. I would never consider an external hard drive -wireless or otherwise.

Link | Posted on Nov 12, 2016 at 03:32 UTC as 21st comment | 1 reply

It is cute but if I were to downsize to a little camera for snaps it would surely be the knobby red M-P, with one of the short tele f2 Summicron lenses- 90 or 75mm.

Rumor has it the GFX 50s Fuji will be available in a few months so no retiree's pocket camera for me.

Link | Posted on Nov 5, 2016 at 05:25 UTC as 21st comment

The headline I read stated "adds support for radio" and my first thought was for 3200$ it should have a radio. One more battery drain however but at least you can have music while you shoot.

My lowly device only takes photos- does not even tell me where I am standing - and I have to depend on my phone for pre recorded music.

Still roughing it and at my age.

Link | Posted on Aug 19, 2016 at 20:38 UTC as 6th comment
On article Fujifilm X-Pro2 versus X-T2: Seven key differences (366 comments in total)

I want the third choice. The Fujinon RF with a 44x33 50 MP sensor and the EBC 80mm 2.8 lens.

Link | Posted on Jul 18, 2016 at 03:55 UTC as 29th comment | 2 replies

I would love to see the X-T2 design proportionately enlarged to handle a 44x33 sensor. I do not know if a suitable volume is there to allow for the profit to make it worthwhile.

Fuji film is currently all I use. If they offer a sensor based device which I found competitive I would of course support their efforts and buy one.

Link | Posted on Jul 15, 2016 at 04:25 UTC as 53rd comment
On article Hands-on with Hasselblad X1D (811 comments in total)
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Alex Efimoff: Who are the people who will be buying this camera? Professionals? Enthusiasts? Beginners?

I do not know any advertising professionals who will buy into this. No one who will buy it- certainly no one who will walk away from existing MF gear- for its abilities. Or because it is fun or different or new. The ML aspect is a non issue. The size is a non issue. The new, smaller sized native lenses may be problematic in achieving the MF look- the images promoted so far are nothing to cheer about- and by the time there are 10 lenses ranging up to 200mm the newness will be gone.

Link | Posted on Jun 23, 2016 at 08:01 UTC
On article Hands-on with Hasselblad X1D (811 comments in total)
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mikeodial: It's a lot smaller than my D810. Very impressive.

And it has remarkably less functionality, but for the upscale tourist who wants the larger files and the exclusivity of the brand the one trick pony aspect will not matter. In six months there will be something else.

Link | Posted on Jun 23, 2016 at 07:47 UTC
On article Medium-format mirrorless: Hasselblad unveils X1D (1179 comments in total)
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silverstudios: Proof of the pudding will be the images it produces. But apart from size/weight what appears to be the advantages over the Pentax 645z?

None. But it is new and people who buy things for something to do like new.

As for me - the EVF is not "what you see is what you get", the 90mm is too short.

The Z has greater functionality, is very comfortable in hand, many more lens choices,old new auto manual cheap expensive, better viewfinder... and not the most important aspect but it is 2 grand less today.

If I was a sweet old retired gentleman with means who liked to walk around shooting grain silos and deadwood I suppose the HB with the shorter lens would be quite appealing. I am far from my car coat pocket P&S days however and compromise over weight and size is a non issue and those are the only reasons to go with ML in general and this HB in particular.

Link | Posted on Jun 22, 2016 at 19:13 UTC
On article Hasselblad to announce 'game changer' next week (454 comments in total)

Exactly whose game is it going to change? Mine? Highly unlikely.

The hobbyists/ enthusiasts who are wowed by Micro Four Thirds ? No.
APS-C or 35mm ML? No.
The folks with their APS-C small 35mm cameras? No.
The folks with full sized 35mm cameras? No.
Certainly not the phone users.

Nothing H can release that is small enough and affordable enough to appeal to any of these folks will have all the bells and whistles and auto functions that they demand.

Which brings us back to people already shooting H cameras, other digital MF and collectors. Not exactly the largest target audience. The sixth version of the Fifth Element Blu-Ray would sell more units.

I never understand why marketing insists on shooting themselves in the foot with pointless twaddle. Why not just announce "The new Hasselblad" and leave it for us to decide where it fits in. They might be surprised to find that without the hype it is far better received.

Link | Posted on Jun 18, 2016 at 19:09 UTC as 92nd comment | 3 replies
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electrophoto: that is actually rather impressive... looks to be the first "real" photo editing app on the iPad.
Now if Apple only would lift their silly restrictions on working with real external storage... (and spare me the WiFi / cloud storage options... impossibly slow for a high number of large files.) And exchanging Data between the apps is still a seriously "handicapped" option (creating copies of files through the sandbox stuff).

Especially at the price point for the "pro" pads - handling of storage media & full data exchange is the least I would expect before I'd consider it as a working tool.

You can get a surface 4 for a similar price range (or less) and that thing supports stylus AND mouse / trackpad input... (another thing the iPad should seriously consider adding - mouse support... writing text with the keyboard (I've tried) and stylus is no fun if you have to set the cursor often.

People regularly dismiss MF digital and recently MF fixed lens units for lack of widespread audience and the slight profit margins.

I see the desire for iPads that service photographers who want RAW conversion and PP on a tablet as equally shortsighted. Just how many shooters actually need to walk away from desktops or laptops ? Just what price point will still allow retailers to sell the millions of units required to justify R&D ?

I never PP in the field. I never edit in the field. The small minority of professionals who actually might use this hardware do not form a large enough consumer base. They already have laptops. Who wants to carry a tablet, storage, cables, and possibly pay for one more data account when they already have a phone and a laptop which uses the exact same software as their desktop?

The audience for these devices are wanting new toys, not a means to an end to get the job done in the most efficient way.

Link | Posted on Jun 15, 2016 at 22:06 UTC

More salvation for the chronically inept.

Link | Posted on May 27, 2016 at 03:16 UTC as 32nd comment | 1 reply
On photo Ford Point Rider in the Foreground elements. challenge (2 comments in total)

I really like this image. I can see why it was best in the challenge but to be honest I noticed the giant tan monument on the left first off and the foreground did not lead me anywhere.

It was nice however to enjoy it after the fact. I appreciate when the dead space in a big theatrical wide screen image is not so dead.

Link | Posted on May 12, 2016 at 06:24 UTC as 2nd comment
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