avotius

Lives in United States Seattle, WA, United States
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Joined on Aug 12, 2011

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wilsonlaidlaw: If you are going to all the trouble of making it by welding together lots of steel plates, why a silly inaccurate amalgam of various Leica models? If it is meant to be either a) Ironic or b) Humorous, I think it has missed its target by a country mile. I will suggest to my son, who is a development engineer at a 3D metal printing machine maker, that they scan my M4 and turn out a few copies in polished titanium at a discounted $50,000 each.

I think you missed the point entirely but it isn't your fault. The sculpture is both meant to be ironic, humorous, and a jab a China's copy culture. The article is completely without context about the body of work that developed around this and how it is a single piece of a larger commentary on China's shan zhai phenomenon. Now if you want to have your son make a few replicas of your M4 and try to sell them for 50k each there is no one to stop you, just know that the artist that made this particular piece was the most collected and highest grossing artist in America during the economic downturn and his work sits alongside some of the current elites like Damien Hirst and Jeff Koons in a market far outside of 3D printing a few copies.

Link | Posted on Jan 13, 2018 at 06:22 UTC
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ProfHankD: Ok, it's a sculpture... but how was it made? It really looks like a so-so 3D scan of the real thing then 3D printed using SLS or SLM with some postprocessing.

No, it seems you don't, nor does it seem that anyone here has even a rudimentary understanding of how the fine art market works and that is unfortunate because there are so many facets to this sculpture works that are being dismissed either because of snarkiness or genuine ignorance.

Link | Posted on Jan 13, 2018 at 06:13 UTC
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ProfHankD: Ok, it's a sculpture... but how was it made? It really looks like a so-so 3D scan of the real thing then 3D printed using SLS or SLM with some postprocessing.

If you think that the method and process does not increase the value of an artwork then I'm afraid you just don't understand. Why paint a painting when you can just use and inkjet?

Link | Posted on Jan 12, 2018 at 00:42 UTC
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ProfHankD: Ok, it's a sculpture... but how was it made? It really looks like a so-so 3D scan of the real thing then 3D printed using SLS or SLM with some postprocessing.

Why is that?

Link | Posted on Jan 10, 2018 at 22:27 UTC
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evogt500: Why is it always referred as a "fake Leica"? Its obviously a sculpture. No one is going to thing its a real Leica camera.

Of course, the whole thing was a joke, a lighthearted jab, also it was part of a whole collection by the artist called "Real Fake" which was a poke at China's copy culture. People here are just taking it too literally and cynically to understand.

Link | Posted on Jan 10, 2018 at 20:10 UTC
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evogt500: Why is it always referred as a "fake Leica"? Its obviously a sculpture. No one is going to thing its a real Leica camera.

Because that was the name of the piece as given to it by the artist.

Link | Posted on Jan 10, 2018 at 18:15 UTC
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ProfHankD: Ok, it's a sculpture... but how was it made? It really looks like a so-so 3D scan of the real thing then 3D printed using SLS or SLM with some postprocessing.

It was made from hand hammered stainless steel plates, hundreds of them, then assembled and welded together and polished to a mirror finish. The different camera bits were hand drawn out and made into paper stencils which were traced.

Link | Posted on Jan 10, 2018 at 18:14 UTC

I actually worked with Liao Yibai on this project, this one and the large version that is in that 250 million dollar LA home. One of this series ended up in the hands of Markus Persson of Minecraft fame.

Link | Posted on Jan 9, 2018 at 19:50 UTC as 25th comment
On article OnePlus 5 camera review (90 comments in total)

You forgot to mention a few things here. It is very hard to use a accessory lens with this phone because the camera will get confused and switch back and forth between them especially if using the tele mode. The camera app does not keep any of your settings and goes back to default each time you open it. Also the gallery app has a serious flaw in that the delete button has no "are you sure?" to it, just instant delete, which includes deleting folders as well. Also this phone does not have a micro SD slot.

Link | Posted on Oct 2, 2017 at 00:28 UTC as 25th comment
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Snapper2013: The music from the start was good for about 1 minute then the music gets really annoying for the rest of the video. The timelapse apart from the music was enjoyable.

That is when I shut the video off, that was too obnoxious.

Link | Posted on Apr 30, 2017 at 22:54 UTC
On article Samyang introduces full-frame 20mm F1.8 ED AS UMC (160 comments in total)
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mario loconte: No autofocus, what's the point

@Striple Did you really say what I think you said....sensor sizes are a real reason for auto focus? Why? Because sensors are so much bigger than back in the film days when people shot on 36x24mm sections of film.....

Link | Posted on Aug 13, 2016 at 05:54 UTC
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JordanAT: That was some serious dumb luck to have a camera pointed right at the booster for separation. As this (amateur rocketry, or at least high power rocketry) is my other hobby, this is an awesome bit of video to watch.

I thought that as I saw it too, what a perfect view of the separation!

Link | Posted on May 6, 2016 at 01:46 UTC
On article Student takes 2016 Zeiss Photography Award top prize (212 comments in total)

Holy cow, €15,000 worth of swag? Thats huge! Congrats to the winner! When I won the Zeiss photo contest in 2009 we got a choice of one (cheaper) lens, I chose the 21 f2.8, great lens, still have it.

Link | Posted on Apr 13, 2016 at 03:50 UTC as 49th comment | 2 replies
On article DPReview is hiring! Software development manager (109 comments in total)

Last year you guys were looking for two new reviewers, did anything actually ever materialize from that?

Link | Posted on Mar 25, 2016 at 22:26 UTC as 4th comment | 1 reply
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arhmatic: Bring them to Fujifilm!

The Rokinon 12 f2 for Fuji is already a stunning lens and worth its weight in gold.

Link | Posted on Oct 10, 2015 at 02:52 UTC
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ttran88: OK sigma and tamron it's time to release some E mount lenses. The party has started and it's getting interesting here in E mount land.

sibuzaru: The Batis lenses are Zeiss lenses not Tamron.

Link | Posted on Oct 10, 2015 at 02:50 UTC
On article Fujifilm X-T10 Review (509 comments in total)

A good review but I feel one point is missed. Fuji refuses to put better bracketing in their cameras and it drives me nuts. 3@+-1 is not good enough, the bare minimum should be 3@+-2 and better yet 5 or 7. For some reason this is something Fuji will not listen to anyone about, and many people do have the same complaint. I wish big photo review sites like dpreview would make light of that problem and hopefully it would help push Fuji to fall in line with everyone else on a simple function.

Link | Posted on Aug 6, 2015 at 07:00 UTC as 49th comment | 1 reply
On article Manfrotto launches XPRO Ball Head (30 comments in total)
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Pritzl: I have no problem with advertising; it's how we get a lot of stuff for free online. However, is it really necessary to disguise it as "news"?

So you don't want to know about new products coming out?

Link | Posted on Jun 26, 2015 at 17:26 UTC

Neat, I will be there.

Link | Posted on Jun 19, 2015 at 20:05 UTC as 5th comment

Sorry but this is nothing new. Go to Hong Kong and look in the art galleries and they are full of pictures like this.

Link | Posted on Aug 26, 2013 at 13:58 UTC as 20th comment
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