Mike CH

Lives in Switzerland Zürich, Switzerland
Joined on Mar 2, 2008

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On article These are the 15 most popular Flickr photos of 2017 (197 comments in total)

While all are well done photos, they do confirm a suspicion of mine - popularity is at least partly self-sustaining. Once something is somewhat popular, its chance of becoming more popular rises.

Link | Posted on Dec 8, 2017 at 17:00 UTC as 60th comment | 1 reply

And then next year, this will be barely enough to get in a couple of family snaps...

Link | Posted on Dec 7, 2017 at 10:14 UTC as 23rd comment
On article Before and after: Shooting Raw with the iPhone X (65 comments in total)
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deep7: Forget the phone - if she was standing like that on the roof of my Land Rover, I'd be pretty grumpy!

Aren't Land Rovers meant to be able to handle something like that? ;-)

Link | Posted on Dec 6, 2017 at 20:13 UTC
On article What it’s like to photograph a sandstorm (25 comments in total)

Gritty?

Good read!

Link | Posted on Dec 6, 2017 at 19:57 UTC as 14th comment
On article Nikon D850 vs Sony a7R III: Which is best? (1037 comments in total)
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dmanthree: Good comparison, but lenses? A tossup? Even considering Nikon's vast array of lenses? I don't get that one.

Lenses? Who cares? This is about the best camera. Who needs lenses for that?

[sarcasm=off]

Link | Posted on Dec 5, 2017 at 13:35 UTC
On article Nikon D850 vs Sony a7R III: Which is best? (1037 comments in total)

Why, the Canon, of course :duck-and-run:

Link | Posted on Dec 5, 2017 at 13:31 UTC as 211th comment | 1 reply
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Mike CH: "I find the compression and reach of the 85mm focal length" - compression, really?

A lens does not 'compress'. It is only and solely the vantage point, and the resulting perspective on the subject that does that.

EDIT: Nice lens, and good shots, anyway :-)

@MrBrightSide: You’d be surprised how many people believe that compression is caused by the focal length. And if we don’t discuss it, how can we come up with a new terminology?

Link | Posted on Dec 2, 2017 at 07:36 UTC
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Mike CH: "I find the compression and reach of the 85mm focal length" - compression, really?

A lens does not 'compress'. It is only and solely the vantage point, and the resulting perspective on the subject that does that.

EDIT: Nice lens, and good shots, anyway :-)

@RubberDials: Yes, I tell trolls to go away. Always have, always will. Likewise people who feel a need to bring nationality into a technical discussion because they are otherwise out of arguments . That’s very poor style; I shouldn’t make reference to the forum rules, were I in your shoes. But then you are the one who wants to score laughs on cheap points; ridicule seems to be your weapon of choice.

Link | Posted on Dec 2, 2017 at 07:28 UTC
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Mike CH: "I find the compression and reach of the 85mm focal length" - compression, really?

A lens does not 'compress'. It is only and solely the vantage point, and the resulting perspective on the subject that does that.

EDIT: Nice lens, and good shots, anyway :-)

So you take option two? Fine by me. Now, go away.

You might want to read Carey's comment in this sub-thread, before you take his name in vain, though.

Link | Posted on Dec 1, 2017 at 17:59 UTC
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Mike CH: Insta-what?

Well, on the first point you kind of got me - I really do not care much for Instagram - and as such I do not consider a new button in Instagram all that newsworthy ... 😉
On the second point not so much - I am rather fond of most other things ‘that are new in this digital age’ ✌️

Link | Posted on Dec 1, 2017 at 16:40 UTC
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Mike CH: "I find the compression and reach of the 85mm focal length" - compression, really?

A lens does not 'compress'. It is only and solely the vantage point, and the resulting perspective on the subject that does that.

EDIT: Nice lens, and good shots, anyway :-)

You, too, can display your ignorance of optics and simple geometry as much as you want. Or are you just trolling? The latter would be better...

Link | Posted on Dec 1, 2017 at 16:35 UTC
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Mike CH: Insta-what?

No. But under a rock is maybe where you will find your sense of humor again?

Link | Posted on Nov 30, 2017 at 15:25 UTC
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Mike CH: "I find the compression and reach of the 85mm focal length" - compression, really?

A lens does not 'compress'. It is only and solely the vantage point, and the resulting perspective on the subject that does that.

EDIT: Nice lens, and good shots, anyway :-)

No, MrNoneTooBright, it is not. Twist words all you want.

But for all I care, you are welcome to persist in your ignorance of simple geometry and optics on your own - or play the troll, which I suspect is rather the case.

Goodbye.

Link | Posted on Nov 30, 2017 at 15:21 UTC

Insta-what?

Link | Posted on Nov 30, 2017 at 10:14 UTC as 6th comment | 4 replies
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Mike CH: "I find the compression and reach of the 85mm focal length" - compression, really?

A lens does not 'compress'. It is only and solely the vantage point, and the resulting perspective on the subject that does that.

EDIT: Nice lens, and good shots, anyway :-)

Guys, please read this thread - https://www.dpreview.com/forums/post/60283634

Link | Posted on Nov 29, 2017 at 18:02 UTC
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Mike CH: "I find the compression and reach of the 85mm focal length" - compression, really?

A lens does not 'compress'. It is only and solely the vantage point, and the resulting perspective on the subject that does that.

EDIT: Nice lens, and good shots, anyway :-)

Compression exists, but it is not the lens that causes it.

No, MrBrightSide, longer lenses do not produce that effect, they do also not do anything about the ratio of anything - it is the position from where you took the image that does it, and it's completely independent of the focal length - or any other attribute for that matter - of the lens.

Metacomment: Can't people sodding read around here? The argument has never been about whether compression exists - of course it does - but what CAUSES it. IT'S THE POSITION, IT IS NOT THE LENS!

Link | Posted on Nov 29, 2017 at 17:47 UTC
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Flat Earther: Too many flaws with this selection, even the woman's hand that is touching the hair got cut-off.

@ptox: I wouldn't hold out much hope for "results improve the more it's used". While it's in general true that that is how ML works, it seldom works properly without a very specialised supervision, i.e. it needs feedback from an expert to learn. And that is rather difficult to build into the consumer product standalone.

Link | Posted on Nov 29, 2017 at 08:36 UTC
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Cerebral Knievel: What is the selection based on? Essentially it's magic wand with a different and more complex set of parameters. Contrast? Color variance? Focus? How does it define a subject? Is a car a subject? Seems to be color difference.

The vast database is only necessary for the learning step, so you likely won't be getting that 😅

This of course also means that the algorithm won't continue to learn from your usage.

Link | Posted on Nov 29, 2017 at 08:32 UTC
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Mike CH: "I find the compression and reach of the 85mm focal length" - compression, really?

A lens does not 'compress'. It is only and solely the vantage point, and the resulting perspective on the subject that does that.

EDIT: Nice lens, and good shots, anyway :-)

You left something out. The full quote is "with a tight framing at a certain distance like a 85mm gives"

Link | Posted on Nov 28, 2017 at 19:48 UTC
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Mike CH: "I find the compression and reach of the 85mm focal length" - compression, really?

A lens does not 'compress'. It is only and solely the vantage point, and the resulting perspective on the subject that does that.

EDIT: Nice lens, and good shots, anyway :-)

Well, is the comedian or the audience at fault when the jokes consistently fall flat? Stay with photography 😉

PS No need to change to ‘mickey’ - I thouroughly understood what you meant with p1ss

Link | Posted on Nov 28, 2017 at 14:10 UTC
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