Martin Ocando

Martin Ocando

Lives in Panama Panama, Panama
Works as a Photographer / IT
Joined on Dec 14, 2004


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On article Looking back: Canon's eye-controlled focus (208 comments in total)
In reply to:

Shlomo Goldwasser: Why do I feel that Canon could add this tech to a camera in a whim, but somehow they won't?

Is it because they could have also added 4k to probably every camera released in the past year, but didn't?

Don't know why they haven't introduced the eye AF thing, it also makes no sense to me, but if they put 4k on DSLRs, might cannibalize some Cinema camera sales.

Link | Posted on May 14, 2017 at 02:36 UTC
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Dude with a camera: Why not bring back Kodachrome if they were going to "bring back from the dead" their film emulsions. Yes film is dead, no matter this percieved film growth, but if Kodak would release an old film why not the best? I bet even those of us who have made the transition many moons ago wouldnt mind getting our hands on some Kodachrome. It certainly was a beautiful film. This I will pass on.......unfortunately. The Mamiya 7II and Nikon F5 will remain in my museum :-)

But then again this is Kodak. Should not expect it to be any different or better or wiser.

Bringing back Kodachrome would mean having to also bring back the processing facilities, which I don't think is worth the effort, for the amount of rolls they are going to sell. Ektachrome can be developed in your kitchen sink, so the decision is logical.

Link | Posted on Jan 6, 2017 at 21:05 UTC

Time to look around for a Nikon F3 or an Olympus OM-1

Link | Posted on Jan 6, 2017 at 21:03 UTC as 33rd comment

Is incredible what Ansel Adams could do in the darkroom. We are so fortunate to have amazing tools like Lightroom and Photoshop. I can't even imagine what someone like Ansel would have done with these new tools. I remember the late Michael Reichmann talking with Clyde Butcher, better known as the Ansel Adams of The Everglades, mentioning that Ansel would have embraced digital completely from day one, since he was always all in for technology.
I can't stop reading and watching videos about his craft and legacy. Thanks for the video.

Link | Posted on Jun 25, 2016 at 14:06 UTC as 56th comment
On article CP+ 2016: Hands-on with new Sigma SD cameras and lenses (313 comments in total)

Why they simply created an adapter for APS-C lenses? Like Olympus did with the 4/3s lenses? What a way of restricting your lens options.

Link | Posted on Feb 25, 2016 at 18:09 UTC as 56th comment | 3 replies

The speed argument falls on its own weight. If they say we can do minor level and brightness/contrast adjustments, then we will have to do them in lightroom, don't we? What is the difference of doing it in the RAW, which will avoid any clipping or posterization. And if all they want is speed, then unless you have your camera tethered to a smartphone, and are sending the pictures immediately to them, you'll have to download them and midly process them. The one who does it faster, wins. They shouldn't care if we are using JPEG, RAW or TIFF, all they want is the finalized JPEG.

Link | Posted on Nov 19, 2015 at 22:51 UTC as 21st comment
On photo MO153507 in Martin Ocando's photo gallery (2 comments in total)
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John King: Very nice shot, Martin.

Anything that makes a 40' container (let alone a stack of them ... ) and a semi-trailer look like a child's toys is seriously big!

Almost infinite possibilities for shooting from your 'crow's nest' vantage point. Specially with a telephoto zoom ... ;-)

Thanks, John. As a matter of fact, I was climbed to one of those cranes that you see there.

Link | Posted on Sep 11, 2015 at 12:57 UTC
On article Lowepro launches Echelon luxury bag line (61 comments in total)

Suddenly, the Billinghams doesn't seem to pricey at all.

Link | Posted on Mar 3, 2015 at 16:50 UTC as 19th comment
On photo a lady in red in the I Spy: women with red clothes (Read Rules) challenge (11 comments in total)

To senn_b: You can demonstrate that the original image is not a composite, but the extreme oversharpening job is evident. The halos around the subject are too strong. Obviously the challenge host failed to see it, and should have failed your image right on the spot. Simply because of this.
And it is also not fare to the other competitors with very good images in the challenge.

Link | Posted on Nov 20, 2012 at 01:19 UTC as 4th comment

This is the perfect combination, along with Facebook to have the public private-life experience. Now your life will be seen by the entire world like a movie. Bye bye intimacy.

Link | Posted on Sep 24, 2012 at 23:22 UTC as 27th comment
On Challenge:7362 (13 comments in total)
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l_objectif: Doesn't the rule say "Color images only"!?...

Yes. Rules also say they will be enforced during submission AND voting. We can't be all over this all the time.

B&W Images DQed, BTW. Thanks for the reminder ;)

Posted on Sep 21, 2012 at 04:39 UTC
On article Hasselblad responds to Lunar criticisms (613 comments in total)

$ 4,000 worth of materials? Is that solid gold with diamonds? Come one. To another dog with that bone.

Link | Posted on Sep 20, 2012 at 15:21 UTC as 129th comment
On Challenge:7312 (9 comments in total)

Well, is no that the style is his, but is what he teaches, and I consider him one of the current masters of photography. Thus the tribute, which is the whole point of this challenge series.

Posted on Sep 17, 2012 at 22:54 UTC as 4th comment
On Challenge:7312 (9 comments in total)
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CJ Lan: How is Rick Sammon's style of HDR images different from others? I guess my question is what exactly the style of HDR images I produce fits into this particular "theme." Please advise.

As the rules say, the idea is to show HDR images that increase dynamic range, and avoid as much as possible the "HDR" effect of extremely saturated and contrasty images.

Posted on Sep 17, 2012 at 00:59 UTC
On Challenge:7312 (9 comments in total)
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Jan2009: Can host increase entry limit? please? this filled up so fast, or otherwise I can wait for next time if this challenge gets repeated.

Limit have been increased.

Posted on Sep 16, 2012 at 06:04 UTC
On Challenge:7246 (3 comments in total)

Sepia or Selenium toned images are allowed.

Posted on Aug 28, 2012 at 23:50 UTC as 2nd comment
On Challenge:7202 (6 comments in total)
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Wildbegonia: Kudos to the creators of this challenge for it encourages exploring a subject matter, discovering the fine art of photography and reknown photographers.

Thanks. That is exactly the idea. If I can make at least one person to discover about some of the masters he never heard of before, and make him do some research on his work, I would feel I triumphed in this challenge.

Posted on Aug 22, 2012 at 15:42 UTC
On Challenge:7202 (6 comments in total)
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chrisby: Dear hosts, I assume you require only the style of Americana and the American Way, but the photo could be taken anywhere in the world; is that true?

Of course. The rules does not mention that has to be taken in the US only. The american way have transcended frontiers all over the world. I find it to be even more challenging.
In fact, the two sample images were taken in Panama, not the US.

Posted on Aug 22, 2012 at 15:36 UTC
On Challenge:7201 (9 comments in total)

Excellent images, people. I have my favorites already. Let the best win. Thanks for your support, and to paying tribute to Richard Avedon. He'd be proud.

Posted on Aug 21, 2012 at 01:20 UTC as 4th comment | 1 reply
On Challenge:7201 (9 comments in total)

Minimum image size, 1024px on the long side. Why people don't read the rules, is beyond me.

Posted on Aug 14, 2012 at 18:20 UTC as 6th comment | 1 reply
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