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Makes the contests and awards pretty much meaningless. Everyone is a photographer and the only people getting rich are the contest promoters and their cheapskate sponsors.

Link | Posted on Sep 7, 2017 at 05:01 UTC as 7th comment | 2 replies
On article Miggo wants to 'DSLR your iPhone' with the Pictar grip (134 comments in total)

Does anyone actually have one of these little monkeys yet? April ship date...4days to go folks!!!


Link | Posted on Apr 26, 2017 at 15:10 UTC as 4th comment
On article Miggo wants to 'DSLR your iPhone' with the Pictar grip (134 comments in total)
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Banh Mi: Failed, I thought it can put my camera lens on it. Couple years ago, a guy made a adapter for Canon lens on iPhone, and sold $300+ , we loved it, but he discontinued, because iPhone sensor , gonna time x4 to the lens. This product is nothing else than a button, waste of money. Sorry. Phone is something simple, not bunky. At least you should add some compact tele, macro , wide lens , make it look like a camera. then I will buy it. Because some people like me, who only need a "cool" looking gaget :D hahaha. Or 10,000mha battery in the case, and people will buy it too. These battery can help they take photo all day. Idk who make this design, but he's just a business man who never put himself as a normal user.

No matter what it is a design and use problem. If we get over the lens and sensor limitations, which we seem to be able to do on a daily basis ("OK, I'll do this one with the phone..." kind of rationale) a functional intermediary appliance or connectivity prosthesis does no good. The simple elegance of the iPhone is sublime and kind of rules the day so far. Nevertheless, I would pop 90 bucks (or split it with someone, (any takers?) to test drive this but no one seems to have one, yet there is a last minute push to drive up sales. HUH? Who has one of these and where is a REAL review that is not hype? ~TEU

Link | Posted on Apr 26, 2017 at 15:08 UTC
On article Miggo wants to 'DSLR your iPhone' with the Pictar grip (134 comments in total)
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CameraLabTester: $90 seems a good price...

But, but, could you come out with a life size model of a "Motorola Brick" that could swallow my iPhone? THAT will surely make heads turn...


I like this idea. Life's too short, make people wonder. Thank you for a little dose of humor. ~TEU

Link | Posted on Apr 26, 2017 at 14:58 UTC
On article Lytro camera overview and discussion with CEO Ren Ng (101 comments in total)
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P Hartung: Please. It’s a novelty for a few Mac users, at best. The vagueness of ’11 megarays, 8x optics, etc.’ is laughable. If these specs were photographically significant then they would have been made clear in terms that photographers understand (corresponding to the 35mm standard).

And what segment of the market is this aimed at – the P/S users who know little more than how to click the shutter release? Those who don’t fathom spending more than $200.00 per throw-away camera?

Lytro has not realistically positioned/equipped this thing to snag a coherent portion of the market, and it certainly isn’t going to carve out an untapped segment.

The technology itself is intriguing, but this first application of it seems like a total blunder. Too bad.

The Devil of Photography is unintentional blur. Could be just out of focus could be just a tad slow exposure. This is certainly the Devil's plaything. Not to disparage the technology, but the marketing and hype seem to be aimed at the venture capitalists. Not the kid at Facebook who can not read the Elf manual about face recognition. Ironic huh? What consumer is going to go in and refocus their shots? People who care to do that know how to bracket and shoot variations with the easy to hold and carry $200 cameras they have. Why is is so hard for people to understand how photographs are made, why make another camera that protects us from that knowledge?

Link | Posted on Dec 16, 2011 at 01:34 UTC

While no real big fan of LaChapelle's staunchly inbred and creatively numb work, I do respect his originality and productivity. For content I prefer Mapplethorpe and Witkin for photographic veracity and seriousness of effort to provoke, both virtues Lachepelle assiduously eschews. His challenge to the cultural zeitgeist is predictable and without memorable pique (spice, ironically)

Rihanna commits a creative sin much worse in the effort to create work "inspired by" or "derivative of "and that is laziness. This is a common trait of those who wish to phone-in their creative work, –the failure of imagination. What is REALLY funny is that Lachapelle is not all that interesting to begin with. He is pretty much a John Waters Wannabe, but pulls it off. He does with John Waters work what Rihanna could not do with his work! Boldfaced copying is and should be illegal, it is base in it's very intent. This unimaginative copycat ought to be spanked hard.


Link | Posted on Jul 25, 2011 at 22:23 UTC as 44th comment
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