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Very good article, thanks for it.

Link | Posted on Mar 5, 2018 at 11:50 UTC as 4th comment

Nothing new, and lots of pros also do it.

Link | Posted on Feb 21, 2018 at 17:06 UTC as 71st comment

Very good piece on photojournalism, on documenting an ongoing tragic business. Children should have options, other than entering prostitution. I would like to share a link to a foundation created by a Portuguese woman that tries to provide Bangladeshi children with proper life options and conditions, focusing on education:

Link | Posted on Jan 31, 2018 at 16:49 UTC as 31st comment
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SaltLakeGuy: I consider this reality like the easter bunny. No freakin way does this have ANY relationship to real world levels of performance evaluated by someone that actually has a clue about photography. Oh well. Like all the rest of the fake news we're used to so no surprise.

This has all to do with real world levels of performance, regardless of what you think. Unless you think Japan is not part of the real world....

Link | Posted on Jan 18, 2018 at 10:38 UTC
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Scott Pickering: I don't see why Canon is number one, other then marketing. It is the least innovative of the three companies (Canon, Nikon, Sony) and is using more old technology in their cameras then the other 2. They especially are lacking in their sensor technology. Yet Canon hold the number 1 spot. I used to be a Canon guy, but switched long ago when they couldn't keep up.

Not even the best marketing in the world will save a bad product. What many fail to realize is that the market is not driven, or dominated, by the latest or greatest "innovation". The majority of people taking photos do not need to open shadows 5 stops without creating noise, and do not need eye-AF, just to give a few examples.

Link | Posted on Jan 18, 2018 at 10:33 UTC
On article When photographers become pitchmen (48 comments in total)

Why lots of people around here feel the need to bad mount nearly everything? What is so strange about an article showing how some famous photographers make money by advertising brands? And an article in a photo website, to boot.

To all the negativists and purists at heart, would you refuse such an offer?

If they were chosen, it is because they are excellent professionals in photography.

Link | Posted on Dec 14, 2017 at 10:51 UTC as 11th comment

Some sad and ignorant comments from the typical "couch experts". Just go out, shoot, and show us your awesome photos...

As for the photos themselves, some really good ones.

Link | Posted on Dec 13, 2017 at 11:05 UTC as 10th comment | 1 reply
On article Chaos, color, and community: 10 days in India (142 comments in total)

Excellent work.

Link | Posted on Dec 11, 2017 at 11:02 UTC as 3rd comment

Very sensible and good reading. You can probably get a similar look with the latest iphone and apps, but these old digicams are basically free today. Whereas the latest iphone in mu country is over EUR 1,000.

Link | Posted on Dec 7, 2017 at 16:08 UTC as 141st comment

Very good photos.

Link | Posted on Dec 7, 2017 at 15:54 UTC as 19th comment | 1 reply
On article Nikon D850 vs Sony a7R III: Which is best? (1081 comments in total)

I suppose that if there is no clear winner in terms of one camera versus the other, then one may want to break that tie by including accessories: lenses, flashes, customer support, how easy it is to transfer files via wifi, etc, etc.

The camera is just a part of the whole imaging workflow.

Link | Posted on Dec 5, 2017 at 14:17 UTC as 197th comment
On article Nikon D850 vs Sony a7R III: Which is best? (1081 comments in total)
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KameraFever: Poor Canon.

Well, apparently photographers keeping Canon at #1 don't give a toss about whatever Dpreview thinks. They just keep using them and taking great photos.

Link | Posted on Dec 5, 2017 at 14:15 UTC
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Jan Chelminski: Not surprising, since it doesn't actually specialize in digital photography. One would not expect TIME to be able to understand that the a7RIII has AWFUL handling when proper (but huge) lenses, such as the Sony FE 85mm f/1.4 are attached. I handled that exact setup today, and I couldn't believe how bad it was, meaning the grip is mandatory, which totally changes the whole equation. Try for yourself and you will see what I mean. Anyway, that's why we come here, and not TIME, right? Lol.

You know what? In the past, when I wanted to use the Nikon FM2 with the Nikkor 85 f1.4 AIS lens, I had to use the grip on the camera.

Link | Posted on Nov 27, 2017 at 13:03 UTC
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Terry Breedlove: Buying this makes you stupid.

Seems like you know how to copy and paste. Now, answering my question, that is a different story. I would like to know what makes you call Leica CL buyers stupid; you must be really intelligent!

Link | Posted on Nov 24, 2017 at 11:48 UTC

Ah, the Leica bashers club, only top photographers allowed...

Link | Posted on Nov 23, 2017 at 14:26 UTC as 19th comment | 1 reply
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Terry Breedlove: Buying this makes you stupid.

And you think that writing that makes you what, intelligent?

Link | Posted on Nov 23, 2017 at 14:25 UTC

Creative spirit? How about recommending some inspirational books or workshops?

Link | Posted on Nov 20, 2017 at 17:05 UTC as 13th comment | 2 replies
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(unknown member): O.K. people chill. Pixel shift does not increase sensor resolution. It does not increase lens resolution. It just gets rid of the moire and other digitally and optically generated artifacts that mess with your life, as all these gizmos are merely ways of getting back to the crispness and contrast and microcontrast and OOMPH and dynamic range you get with FILM.

Say so Rishi! Let's be 'Avin' You!!!

"getting back to the crispness and contrast and microcontrast and OOMPH and dynamic range you get with FILM."

So what do you mean with the above?

Link | Posted on Nov 13, 2017 at 16:39 UTC

I am not sure where these derogatory comments come from: envy? lack of money to get the same camera system? If I had the money, this is the camera I would like to have, period. For all the negativistic folks that suggest other, cheaper options, sure, they exist. But to pretend that, e.g., a Fuji X100 gives the same result that a M10 with a 35mm lens, yeah, keep on dreaming...

Finally, these are personal pieces, regarding the gear that a given person has favoured during 2017. Nothing more, nothing less. I am sure that Barney is aware that there are cheaper cameras, just let the man enjoy what he has.

Link | Posted on Nov 10, 2017 at 15:13 UTC as 161st comment | 4 replies

Good article. I still remember what my dad told me about 30 years ago, when I started dabbling with his cameras: be careful with sand and sea water.

Link | Posted on Nov 9, 2017 at 09:27 UTC as 37th comment
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