mick232

Joined on Oct 23, 2011

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ozy82: Until Sony is not making their own lenses and not offering after service by themselves, they are not a Photo Company and I will stay away from their products

It seems you aren't well informed.

Link | Posted on Sep 11, 2017 at 16:33 UTC
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alextardif: "Vision is much more important than profit"... said no sane business, EVER.

Side note... 5th year in a row (since I started) at my local air show, me and just one other guy were shooting Sonys. I'm with A7Rii + FS5, he's with A99ii bodies. Just the two of us out of the 40-50 photogs with the usual CaNikon kits. However, a dozen folks this year also brought out their new Olympus and Fuji sets and every one of them said they're gradually moving that way. Most are just hoping the big fancy primes will continue to be released for mirrorless, which of course they will with time.

One could argue, for example, that Apple's success is based on a very clear vision by Steve Jobs. Going for short term profit with a horizon that ends at the next quarter would have kept them from making the long term investments that led to a revolutionary phone technology.

Link | Posted on Sep 11, 2017 at 16:31 UTC
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Yveske: So buying a faster computer will not make conversion any faster? Handing off your files to someone else while you continue shooting is out of the question? Strange way of thinking in my opinion...

Cameras have specialized image processing hardware that may well process it much faster than even the fastest PC which does the processing in software. I don't know about the actual performance in this particular case, though.

On the positive side of things: you don't need to buy a new computer!

Link | Posted on Sep 8, 2017 at 08:52 UTC
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panchorancho: What a joke! Panasonic will kill this camera with an 8k GH6! Sony is going the way of Samsung, down the drain!

Consumer gear will NOT kill this $40k pro camera.

Link | Posted on Sep 7, 2017 at 05:36 UTC
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daddyo: She needs to be stripped of more than her awards. That is a great image, and I hope the actual photographer sues her for every penny she has.
Her attempt to claim innocence is beyond absurd.

Sue her for every penny she has? In the US, maybe.
Jesus, she stole a photo - she did't eat his children. Keep it reasonable. You don't want to ruin a person's life for that, do you?

Link | Posted on Sep 5, 2017 at 20:51 UTC
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rpm40: What is that thing in the top? Is the kid swinging a bird around?

Oh, and the con artist's "new work" is terrible.

To me it looks like a monkey.

Link | Posted on Sep 5, 2017 at 20:46 UTC
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Charles Chien: Instead of stripping the awards to the Swiss photographer, they should have given the awards to Thai photographer Sasin Tipchai. After all, it's his/her photo that "won" the awards regardless who submitted it.

It would create a precedent that subsequently requires them to always give the award to the creator instead of the submitter and hence determine the true creator, and also to give the award to someone who didn't enter the competition nor agree to its terms. They probably don't want to open that can of worms.

Link | Posted on Sep 5, 2017 at 20:42 UTC
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Najinsky: I'm not feeling inclined to criticize harshly. The story lacks some detail for me that make it hard to get a true sense of balance.

The award seems to be called a 'Foto Award', rather than a Photography award. The difference may be subtle, but is enough for me to want to understand more of the missing facts before letting an opinion set in.

As far as can I tell, she legitimately acquired the rights to use the image, she edited and added to the image and submitted the finished composition as her own.

Was compositing allowed for the competition? I don't know.

If allowed, did all elements have to be the original work of the entrant? I don't know.

In the absence of a fuller understanding, I'm not feeling the need to shout Guilty! Off with her head!

Oopsie. Did I just plagiarize Lewis Carol?

Well, if the jury found her guilty, she probably is.

Link | Posted on Sep 5, 2017 at 20:34 UTC
On article Capturing the same sunset, 2 years apart (126 comments in total)
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mick232: Ok, nice photos, but what did the photographer actually see at the scene? Was it anything like either of the images?

Look, grandpa, you asked for my oponion and I shared it. If all you want to do is start a flamewar, find someone else.

Link | Posted on Sep 5, 2017 at 07:42 UTC
On article Capturing the same sunset, 2 years apart (126 comments in total)
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mick232: Ok, nice photos, but what did the photographer actually see at the scene? Was it anything like either of the images?

Because it's photography, not digital arts. Where do you draw the line between a photo and a fully artificial painting that does not need any underlying photograph? I'd like the photo to show the scene how the photographer experienced it, at least that should be the default assumption when viewing a photo. Anything else should be clearly marked as a postprocessed image that no longer depicts the original scene.

Link | Posted on Sep 4, 2017 at 22:44 UTC
On article Capturing the same sunset, 2 years apart (126 comments in total)

Ok, nice photos, but what did the photographer actually see at the scene? Was it anything like either of the images?

Link | Posted on Sep 4, 2017 at 21:33 UTC as 31st comment | 5 replies
On article Gallery: photographing parkour with the Sony a9 (126 comments in total)
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photomedium: These are some of the most pointless stills I have ever seen.
Seems like a completely mismatched medium-subject pairing and really doesn't work.

Reading your response, I am actually not so sure about that.

Link | Posted on Sep 2, 2017 at 19:31 UTC
On article Gallery: photographing parkour with the Sony a9 (126 comments in total)
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maxnimo: This sort of sport is a perfect match for video, not stills.

Same reasoning would apply to most types of sports. Except maybe chess.

Link | Posted on Sep 2, 2017 at 19:29 UTC
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mick232: In other news, Sony is planning to open a new factory for CRT TVs and VCRs.

What would a joke be without a tiny bit of exaggeration?

Link | Posted on Sep 2, 2017 at 17:40 UTC

In other news, Sony is planning to open a new factory for CRT TVs and VCRs.

Link | Posted on Sep 2, 2017 at 12:05 UTC as 20th comment | 4 replies
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Ben O Connor: Apart from mushy, jello coloured sony footage, it is very very expensive for enthusiast... well not every enthusiast married though!

Sony, your products are always extremely desirable. I hate you :) but you push me to love.

"Sony’s wireless radio commander, the FA-WRC1M can be used to trigger up to fifteen RX0’s simultaneously"

Does that sound like consumer stuff?

Link | Posted on Aug 31, 2017 at 16:18 UTC
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Ben O Connor: Apart from mushy, jello coloured sony footage, it is very very expensive for enthusiast... well not every enthusiast married though!

Sony, your products are always extremely desirable. I hate you :) but you push me to love.

This is targeted at professionals.

Link | Posted on Aug 31, 2017 at 14:31 UTC

For ultimate price-performance ratio, best combined with a $2000 Biotar 58/2.0 from Oprema.

Link | Posted on Aug 29, 2017 at 15:33 UTC as 18th comment | 1 reply
On article Canon unveils stabilized EF 85mm F1.4L lens (531 comments in total)
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straylightrun: Stabilization is definitely one of the biggest advantage the Sony mirrorless system has over Canon. Good to see Canon fighting back.

Eye AF can because of the large AF coverage on Sony cameras. If Canon were to implement it, the smaller AF coverage of DSLRs would apply to it.

Link | Posted on Aug 29, 2017 at 13:08 UTC
On article Canon unveils stabilized EF 85mm F1.4L lens (531 comments in total)
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straylightrun: Stabilization is definitely one of the biggest advantage the Sony mirrorless system has over Canon. Good to see Canon fighting back.

Only if the eye is in the center of the frame.

Link | Posted on Aug 29, 2017 at 09:40 UTC
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