maboleth

Lives in Serbia Belgrade, Serbia
Works as a Gettyimages
Joined on Nov 30, 2008

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I have a Hero4 and couldn't be more frustrated with it. Numerous shutdowns, bugs, totally bad camera interface where video/photo modes cannot be selected easily without the small LCD. Wireless having to be manually turned off to stop draining batteries, etc.

If that wasn't enough, Android Gopro APP is just pure garbage. I only wanted to control the camera and view the images/clips. Instead, I have to login, have loads of bloat, but sometimes camera fails to sync controls and Media doesn't show all images, even after refresh. So out of two most useful features, not a single one is working flawlessly.

Link | Posted on Oct 1, 2017 at 10:01 UTC as 5th comment | 3 replies
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Roland Karlsson: Beautiful.

Are those long exposures? Like taking long exposures of running water?

Yes.

Link | Posted on Jan 1, 2017 at 13:25 UTC

Imagine going to Iceland with an Olympus camera... That's like going to Hawaii to surf on an expensive house doors. :P

Link | Posted on Nov 6, 2016 at 19:11 UTC as 25th comment | 4 replies
On article iPhone 7 Plus real-world sample gallery (262 comments in total)
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Dylthedog: How many of the folks here laughing at the quality (or lack there of) listen to MP3s? Same deal. People trade quality for convenience and then lower quality becomes normal.

Don't underestimate the power of 'good enough' for the general population. There are probably plenty who still enjoy vinyl and CD's (we all love our art, right?), but convenience is a real winner as MP3s have demonstrated.

Try saying 'bokeh' to the average person, let alone explain what a good one looks like.

This is just another chip away at our love, our art, for the masses. The saddest thing is I'll be using it I expect...

Yes, and I dare you to tell the difference between goodly edited 8bit JPG 12 and a tiff, for example. Nonexistent, both in print and on the screen.

But I got what Dylthedog tried to say - mostly, convenience is above the superior quality. In fact, if we talk about the music, the current trends are not doing quality a favour, but loudness. Loudness war is STILL around.

Link | Posted on Sep 30, 2016 at 19:09 UTC
On article Under pressure: Canon vs. Nikon in a hydraulic press (286 comments in total)
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odpisan: What is wrong with those guys?

Why they are doing something like that with souch beautiful cameras & lenses?

Souch "test" is utter nonsense comming out of from the brain of the patient who is seriously mentally deformed.

*Why* would anyone want to see how *something* crushes by a hydraulic press? Especially an object never made and meant to go there in the first place (camera equipment)?

Link | Posted on Jul 8, 2016 at 09:48 UTC
On article Under pressure: Canon vs. Nikon in a hydraulic press (286 comments in total)
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odpisan: What is wrong with those guys?

Why they are doing something like that with souch beautiful cameras & lenses?

Souch "test" is utter nonsense comming out of from the brain of the patient who is seriously mentally deformed.

Yep. And what's worse, it was promoted on the DPR. So... as long as there are viewers, there will be stuff like these.

Link | Posted on Jul 8, 2016 at 08:56 UTC

Making stunning and unique images that matter = 27 comments.

Babbling about who has a bigger yet_another camera = 180+ comments.

Link | Posted on Jul 4, 2016 at 19:12 UTC as 6th comment | 1 reply
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Martian Keyboard: I just had an epiphany.

VR imaging could be like resetting photography.
VR imaging is like starting a whole new photography world.
Everything in the world can be photographed with a fresh new technology.
It's like going back in time to when still photography was in its infancy.

There could be millions and millions of opportunities for photographers to be involved, even in your local area. - To produce stock images, or saleable captures.
Getty has invested in this, recognizing huge potential.
It seems that there is unlimited room for others too, - for average photographers to
capture more modest VR imaging.

I still cannot believe this will be anything more than a gadget fad. I predict it will certainly be around and not die entirely. If anything, big companies see this as a genuine good investment in an already saturated market.
But the huuuuge, huuuge disadvantage is the specific way you have to do to experience VR. Yes, that clunky, ugly and awkward mask needs to go.

Soo... hardly a photography reset... more like another gadget toy, used by some 3d images to enhance the feeling. But good ol' photography is here to stay in a good ol' 2D world.

Link | Posted on Jun 10, 2016 at 09:17 UTC
On article Canon EOS 80D Field Test: Barney builds a boat (221 comments in total)

Congratulations on your kayak! You did an amazing work! :) :) :)

Link | Posted on May 26, 2016 at 10:33 UTC as 35th comment

If it doesn't come with the selfie stick, I won't buy it.

Link | Posted on May 23, 2016 at 10:41 UTC as 2nd comment | 5 replies
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TN Args: I'm amazed that DPR devotes so much attention and headlining to these cameras that, one would think, are mainly of interest to heavy duty sports pros and wannabee-pros. The former group of whom, are probably never on this site. They know what they need and they just go and get it, when they genuinely need it.

Maybe it's like those car magazines that devote huge space to Ferraris, Lambos and Astons etc, when most of their readers have a utilitarian SUV.

Not only that, but with "Canon catching up?" headlines, they are directly feeding all those techno trolls that are thriving here. Like there's something Canon (or Nikon) should prove to "catch up" for any pro. And this camera is business not a toy.
The headline was clearly written for majority of their readers that will never have these cameras OR know why they are having them.

Link | Posted on May 5, 2016 at 11:30 UTC
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stromaroma: Why didn't they use a hasselblad like last time they went to the moon? Oh wait, they didn't go to the moon, it was a hoax!

Actually humans went to the Moon several times, not just one. Stop being ignorant conspiracy theorist and learn.

Link | Posted on Apr 19, 2016 at 10:02 UTC
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ybizzle: Remember the good ol' days when you didn't have to worry about this crap and just buy any old 64MB SD card for your 2mp Kodak digicam? I miss 2002...

It's rather simple. You find what you want to shoot. Then you buy a capable camera. Then you buy a storage for that camera. The End. It's not like you are buying cards every day.

Link | Posted on Mar 3, 2016 at 12:54 UTC
On article Newly enthused: hands on with the Canon EOS 80D (680 comments in total)
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Steve Balcombe: @dpreviewer - if you've had a hands-on with this camera and lens hopefully you can answer a question for me: is the new lens focus-by-wire like the STM? I'm hoping MF is mechanical but I fear it might not be...

It says NANO USM.

Link | Posted on Feb 18, 2016 at 10:35 UTC
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maboleth: All I know is that I'm still using Exposure 5 much more than E7, because they ruined the user interface.

Thanks for your support here, I appreciate it.

While the whole E7 application seems bigger and a bit clumsier, two things annoys me the most:
1. User presets were always fully listed with thumbnails in E5. Not so in E7 - they always fold.
2. Before/after - to see the effect, before and after, in E5 you click anywhere in the image, in E7 you have to press dedicated button to do the same.

Thanks.

Link | Posted on Nov 24, 2015 at 22:31 UTC

All I know is that I'm still using Exposure 5 much more than E7, because they ruined the user interface.

Link | Posted on Nov 24, 2015 at 09:24 UTC as 17th comment | 2 replies
On article PIX 2015: Tim Grey and reframing your story (16 comments in total)

This guy did an amazing job presenting and reminding everyone, even pros, what not to forget.

Link | Posted on Nov 20, 2015 at 21:21 UTC as 5th comment
On article SmugMug Films: Climbing Ice - The Iceland Trifecta (14 comments in total)

I couldn't care less for ice climbing, but the footage is so good, I never seen a better usage of drones. Some amazing photography right there, frames and closeups. Breathtaking!

Link | Posted on Nov 13, 2015 at 17:51 UTC as 3rd comment
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maboleth: Do you REALLY, REALLY think he set the bride on fire for real? Gawd, Beavis & Butthead, hello, is that you?

Sadly, yes. I caught several posts. Some even complained how setting her on fire was very dangerous and reckless.

Link | Posted on Nov 5, 2015 at 12:29 UTC

Do you REALLY, REALLY think he set the bride on fire for real? Gawd, Beavis & Butthead, hello, is that you?

Link | Posted on Nov 2, 2015 at 18:41 UTC as 25th comment | 2 replies
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