Oli4D

Lives in Switzerland Switzerland
Works as a 3D Animator
Has a website at www.oli4d-images.com
Joined on Nov 2, 2009

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Lesson learned: Shockingly many people have no humour at all.
And even more scary: Many seem not to be able to "think around the corner", not able to question things and what might be behind it.

Link | Posted on Jun 4, 2017 at 08:30 UTC as 15th comment | 5 replies
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fotokram: I guess the video was already taken before the photography ban was public :-)

Of course fotokram. It was a PR campaign.

Link | Posted on Jun 4, 2017 at 08:27 UTC
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upptick: Probably fake news, but still plausible. I lived / worked in Switzerland for two years. It's a hyper-regulated quasi police state. A pretty one though.

rofl upptick :D "a hyper-regulated quasi police state". Hilarious. I read my silly things about Switzerland, but that tops it all :D

Link | Posted on Jun 4, 2017 at 08:24 UTC
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Steve in GA: Switzerland likes to call itself a democracy, but what do you call a country that would endorse a rule like this one?

lol, says the guy who lives in the USA... ^^

Link | Posted on Jun 1, 2017 at 15:32 UTC
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snowrunner: I'm not sure this is a genius PR move. Yes, it got the town into international news but I'd never visit a place where I'm not allowed to take pictures and I believe many others feel the same.

On second thought, perhaps this isn't meant to be serious. Funny people, those Swiss, you can never know with them.

It's both "serious" and of course not serious. ;)

Link | Posted on Jun 1, 2017 at 15:06 UTC
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Banhmi: This reminds me of a sign at the Zurich train station joking that I will have to pay a 2CHF fine if I need to use the bathroom! Ha ha ha, the Swiss are so funny!

@Banhmi: seems you don't know the difference between a fine and a fee.

Link | Posted on Jun 1, 2017 at 15:05 UTC
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Yxa: Stupid marketing (the usual stuff really)

why hate it? I'm already looking forward to my next visit there. The area is always worth it :)

Link | Posted on Jun 1, 2017 at 14:52 UTC
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Oli4D: Just to clarify: It's both real AND a PR-stunt.
They DID change their law, so, it IS real.

BUT of course, it's not meant to be taken to seriously.
Technically, if they "catch" by taken pictures, you would have to pay a 5.- CHF fine. That money would go 100% into the preserving of the natural environment.

But of course, it's very unlikely that they actually ask for that money.
The idea behind this is simply PR.
Seems not all people getting it though, since the joke demands some reading and thinking... and some irony.

Long story short: The town, and the whole Albula area, is well worth a visit for landscape photographers. It's very gorgeous, especially in fall when all the larches turn into glowing yellow.

Greetings from Switzerland ;)
(where a lot of people don't get the joke as well ^^ )

Well wabre, I think only narrow minded people won't get it.
Open minded people will understand it :)
So, it's for sure not a PR thing that everybody will love... but that is not necessary.
If people can't understand a simple joke like this anymore, we live in a sad world indeed.

Link | Posted on Jun 1, 2017 at 14:51 UTC
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Oli4D: Just to clarify: It's both real AND a PR-stunt.
They DID change their law, so, it IS real.

BUT of course, it's not meant to be taken to seriously.
Technically, if they "catch" by taken pictures, you would have to pay a 5.- CHF fine. That money would go 100% into the preserving of the natural environment.

But of course, it's very unlikely that they actually ask for that money.
The idea behind this is simply PR.
Seems not all people getting it though, since the joke demands some reading and thinking... and some irony.

Long story short: The town, and the whole Albula area, is well worth a visit for landscape photographers. It's very gorgeous, especially in fall when all the larches turn into glowing yellow.

Greetings from Switzerland ;)
(where a lot of people don't get the joke as well ^^ )

@Michael Berg: Nah, that's nonsense. Have a little faith in people. Most people are still able to use their brain and think.
Furthermore, there are many laws everywhere that might not make sense or are not taken seriously (some rightly so), etc etc.
So really, don't get carried away to much here.

Link | Posted on Jun 1, 2017 at 10:35 UTC

Just to clarify: It's both real AND a PR-stunt.
They DID change their law, so, it IS real.

BUT of course, it's not meant to be taken to seriously.
Technically, if they "catch" by taken pictures, you would have to pay a 5.- CHF fine. That money would go 100% into the preserving of the natural environment.

But of course, it's very unlikely that they actually ask for that money.
The idea behind this is simply PR.
Seems not all people getting it though, since the joke demands some reading and thinking... and some irony.

Long story short: The town, and the whole Albula area, is well worth a visit for landscape photographers. It's very gorgeous, especially in fall when all the larches turn into glowing yellow.

Greetings from Switzerland ;)
(where a lot of people don't get the joke as well ^^ )

Link | Posted on Jun 1, 2017 at 07:37 UTC as 71st comment | 9 replies
On article Google will no longer develop Nik Collection (390 comments in total)
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Mike Sandman: It's OK, folks -- it still will work. I got the Nik Collection for free free and use Silver Efex.

It seem unlikely that Adobe would change the way PS and Lightroom handles plug-ins, so the Nik apps will still be useful for a long time to come. They just won't get any better (or worse).

"a lot time to come"... a couple of years, not more. 5 years maybe, probably less.
My guess is 3 years or so.
A change in operating systems or Adobes way to manage plugins (not so unlikley actually) would be enough to make it unusable.

Link | Posted on May 30, 2017 at 18:21 UTC
On article Canon EOS M6 Review (376 comments in total)
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Esign: In a camera, what's important to me?
1. Color, nothing compares to Canon.
2. Size, smallest possible and lowest weight please, DSLRs embarrass people.
3. Small but good lenses covering my needs, which are the 11-22 and 18-55.
4. Optional EVF for macro and repro.
— — —
97. Video.
98. Burst rate.
99. Battery Life.

If you say so...

Link | Posted on May 17, 2017 at 09:10 UTC
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Oli4D: Phone cameras soon will be able to zoom properly. As soon as that happens, the classic camera manufactures will have huge losses again. For sure.

of course they will, but that's a small group. What really hurts the camera business is "Joe Average" who depends less and less on a "real" camera.
The only real limitation of a phone camera for this audience is the lack of quality when zooming.
This problem will be gone in a few years.
And then, most people won't buy cameras any more.
Cameras will stay of course, but the market will once more shrink dramatically.

Link | Posted on May 3, 2017 at 07:08 UTC

Phone cameras soon will be able to zoom properly. As soon as that happens, the classic camera manufactures will have huge losses again. For sure.

Link | Posted on May 3, 2017 at 06:49 UTC as 62nd comment | 4 replies
On article Fujifilm GF 120mm F4 Macro sample gallery (113 comments in total)

Richard Butler looks pretty dapper. :D

Link | Posted on Apr 18, 2017 at 19:24 UTC as 6th comment
On article Fujifilm X-T20 Review (369 comments in total)
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karlkk: why not buy a real dslr instead of these toys ?
mirrorless are not that small - far from being pocketable and about as heavy as any dslr , generally they are more expensive , sometimes much more expensive.
why should one not use the real thing instead of the artificial VF ?
PR assaults have a good reason - mirrorless are much much cheaper to produce since they contain less glass , less mechanical parts , less quality plastics (like the ones used for lens barrels). Sorry folks - no go.
And yes - nobody is immune to brainwashing - and many buy them just for a try , after all most photobuffs are immature kids that compensate themselves with various toys.But once you've had one - most realize how silly the whole mirrorless idea is.

lol thanks karlkk, I had a good laugh when I was reading your post... :D

Link | Posted on Mar 22, 2017 at 08:31 UTC
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OrdinarilyInordinate: And already both looked scuffed up very well, especially the X-T2 :( Almost all used graphite silver X-T1s have scuffs on them, some a lot. It seems to be a much less durable finish than the standard black finish. Still, I love it and cherish my graphite X-T1. I just wish the finish were actually durable, as Fujifilm insists it is (but it is not).

@OrdinarilyInordinate
Well yeah my E-M5 II was perfect for a year as well. Now... not so much anymore :/

Link | Posted on Jan 6, 2017 at 21:50 UTC
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OrdinarilyInordinate: And already both looked scuffed up very well, especially the X-T2 :( Almost all used graphite silver X-T1s have scuffs on them, some a lot. It seems to be a much less durable finish than the standard black finish. Still, I love it and cherish my graphite X-T1. I just wish the finish were actually durable, as Fujifilm insists it is (but it is not).

Same with the Olympus OM-Ds Silver Editions. :/

Link | Posted on Jan 6, 2017 at 20:58 UTC
On article Fujifilm unveils 'Graphite' X-Pro2 and X-T2 (190 comments in total)
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Kevin Coppalotti: I don't need one, so why am i strangely drawn to it???

It's called desire... ;)

Link | Posted on Jan 5, 2017 at 11:48 UTC

Oooh I think I'm gonna love this :D

Link | Posted on Nov 8, 2016 at 08:56 UTC as 7th comment
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