nathantw

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On challenge High key portrait with RED (3 comments in total)

I think people need to take a photography lighting course. Only one or two of the photos were considered "high key" and the rest were not in any way, shape or form. Blowing out highlights does not make it high key. #5 and maybe #12 with the red sweater can be considered high key.

Link | Posted on Dec 3, 2016 at 22:35 UTC as 1st comment
On photo Ruby Red Dress in the High key portrait with RED challenge (9 comments in total)

I hate to say, but this type of photo vignetting reminds me of something you see on Facebook or some dating site where the person doesn't want the viewer to see their "former" significant other.

Link | Posted on Dec 3, 2016 at 22:31 UTC as 2nd comment
On article Canon patent shows curved sensor design (98 comments in total)
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speculatrix: didn't Sony do this back in 2014?
https://www.dpreview.com/articles/6229436014/sony-s-curved-sensors-may-allow-for-simpler-lenses-and-better-images

ah wait, Apple invented curved sensors in 2016
https://www.dpreview.com/articles/8027168176/apple-patent-describes-use-of-curved-image-sensor-to-design-small-camera-module
and we all know that Apple really invented everything. or did they?
http://digitalsynopsis.com/buzz/did-apple-actually-invent-anything-infographic/

But Al Gore invented the internet.

Link | Posted on Dec 3, 2016 at 22:29 UTC
On article Canon patent shows curved sensor design (98 comments in total)

Something new for the marketing people to tout so that people with flat sensors will feel inferior.

I thought Sony had already patented this type of sensor?

Link | Posted on Dec 3, 2016 at 22:29 UTC as 11th comment | 1 reply
On article Lensrentals tears down the Nikon 105mm F1.4 (162 comments in total)
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nicolaiecostel: Looks like a toy and is made in China and they charge a whole lot of money for it, 2527 USD in my country. And what's with that focus motor and gears, it looks as if they employed a crack team of engineers from Toys R us to design this thing.

Doesn't look good for Nikon if that's what they call top of the line nowadays.

Remember in the old days people would say "look it's made in Japan" and laugh because they were so cheap and were made of tin. Look at how times have changed. It's the same with China. Many items are cheap because that's how the manufacturer wanted them made.

Link | Posted on Dec 3, 2016 at 20:45 UTC
On article Fast Five: Sony Cyber-shot RX100 V Review (407 comments in total)
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princecody: The Only thing I despise of this camera & the previous 4 is the small size. What's the Best grip to use for people with big hands?

Lol, the small size is the main attraction of these cameras

Link | Posted on Nov 27, 2016 at 01:00 UTC
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J A C S: No 4K?

No 4k? Well, I'm not buying it then since I NEED 4k. (LOL, I really don't but I had to throw that in there because that's the most popular comment (excuse) for not buying something.)

Link | Posted on Oct 4, 2016 at 03:18 UTC

" ‘The tricky question is: would you buy it for €12-15,000?"

No.

Link | Posted on Sep 29, 2016 at 04:37 UTC as 12th comment
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nathantw: Since when has photo equipment start being called "kit?" It gives the impression of small, lightweight amateur stuff. It should be "heavy photo equipment." People will think, "big photo gear."

Well if you've been hearing it your entire life who can argue with that? I'm a bit older so I'm used to hearing it called "photo equipment." Neither right or wrong.

I just get the vision of kit lenses in my head when I hear "kit," and you know a kit lens's reputation.

Link | Posted on Sep 27, 2016 at 14:34 UTC
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D200_4me: My suitcase that I mainly use for business trips is about 2 inches thinner than this one but other than that, it's similar in size (height/width) and I normally don't have any trouble even on the commuter jets like the Canadair CRJ900. Occasionally I'll get a gate agent that gives me that look and insists I take one of the tags to check it at the ramp even though it does fit perfectly overhead. Anyway, I think the roller case in this story would probably not make it overhead on a CRJ900 if the agents see you walking by with it (tag for you).

Crj900. That was the private jet of my dreams. I even made a layout of the interior. Unfortunately my life didn't go that direction and now I need to be satisfied with a D810 instead. I know, first world problems.

Link | Posted on Sep 27, 2016 at 05:46 UTC

Since when has photo equipment start being called "kit?" It gives the impression of small, lightweight amateur stuff. It should be "heavy photo equipment." People will think, "big photo gear."

Link | Posted on Sep 27, 2016 at 05:43 UTC as 7th comment | 2 replies
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DFPanno: Why no Medium Format forum here?

I guess they figure you can go to luminous-landscape for that.

Link | Posted on Sep 20, 2016 at 05:32 UTC

NO-WAY!

I guess they're putting feelers out to gauge the reactions of people.

One thing this probably guarantees is that there won't be a CFV-75c digital back.

Link | Posted on Sep 20, 2016 at 01:11 UTC as 10th comment
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nathantw: So the product video shows the guy carrying the big pack with all the cable equipment. What they didn't show was the guy having to trek back to his car to grab his camera bag. Where's the camera equipment? The way the Slingshot is packed it doesn't look as though there's any room for camera equipment. I guess you need to hire an assistant.

You're not quite understanding, the length is fine but they make it appear you just carry that one bag and you suddenly have all your equipment with you. You don't. You still need your water, food and camera equipment.

Link | Posted on Sep 16, 2016 at 22:11 UTC

So the product video shows the guy carrying the big pack with all the cable equipment. What they didn't show was the guy having to trek back to his car to grab his camera bag. Where's the camera equipment? The way the Slingshot is packed it doesn't look as though there's any room for camera equipment. I guess you need to hire an assistant.

Link | Posted on Sep 16, 2016 at 05:57 UTC as 4th comment | 2 replies
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Ross Murphy: I care, they are upping the ante and forcing other manufacturers hands, that will benefit all of us. If they didn't make this stuff in China, none of us could afford these things. Lens is probably by Largan (http://www.largan.com.tw/index_en.asp), I heard Sony could not keep up with supply so this is not a Sony sensor. Whatever the make or brand, it benefits photographers.

Apple isn't upping the ante on anything. Many of the features that are on the iPhone 7 had already come out in other phones. My Samsung S7 is water resistant, has a wide angle f/1.7 lens, and has a pretty good camera. What Apple did was close the loop for any unapproved third party hardware from coming out without them paying a fee.

Link | Posted on Sep 10, 2016 at 20:04 UTC

"So, you don't care about the iPhone 7? Here are 10 reasons why you should"

After seeing those 10 reasons I still don't care.

Link | Posted on Sep 10, 2016 at 17:15 UTC as 193rd comment | 2 replies

I'm kind of reluctant to enter since I'm not very good with adding and removing items in Photoshop so I'll lose the first round for sures. (Yes, that's a slam on last years winning photos since many of them were digitally modified)

Link | Posted on Sep 7, 2016 at 21:39 UTC as 6th comment | 2 replies
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Terry Breedlove: But where is Ellen DeGeneres

He dropped her off at the 50 meter mark, gave her a hug and went on his way to win the race.

Link | Posted on Aug 24, 2016 at 03:17 UTC
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sh10453: Question for studio portrait photographers in particular:

"... This new NIKKOR lens is ideal for professional and advanced enthusiast photographers, especially those capturing portraiture, from in-studio fashion to a golden hour engagement session on the beach"

How often to you shoot portraits at f/1.2 or f/1.4?

"How often to you shoot portraits at f/1.2 or f/1.4?"
Since a 105mm f/1.4 hadn't existed until now I'll confidently say never. However, I haven't really shot at f/1.4 in the studio with any of my lenses. ;-) I have, though, shot f/1.4 at other places, even outdoors, so that aperture isn't going to waste.

Link | Posted on Jul 27, 2016 at 17:18 UTC
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