KariP

KariP

Lives in Finland Helsinki, Finland
Joined on Oct 26, 2007
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Trying to become a better photographer, slowly. Amateur ...

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On article Are mechanical film cameras better than electronic? (365 comments in total)
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KariP: FILM ... is not mentioned many times here !
I really liked and enjoyed my Pentax ME super for many years. Film camera is a film camera and that means many things.. One roll of film is for 36 images. Then there is the developing and for some also the darkroom work. It was interesting and nice way to spend the evenings . In the beginning and the years that followed. At some point it was enough...
I'm very happy without film inside the camera and nostalgic feelings are elsewhere ;-)

What ? messing with chemicals in darkroom and looking at the images slowly becoming visible on the white paper was almost mysteriously enchanting. Developing the film was not ... Anyway, film photography without any. darkroom work is almost like blasphemy.
I do not want to go back !
Color slides was different - just waiting from the results.

Link | Posted on Jun 13, 2020 at 20:58 UTC
On article Are mechanical film cameras better than electronic? (365 comments in total)

FILM ... is not mentioned many times here !
I really liked and enjoyed my Pentax ME super for many years. Film camera is a film camera and that means many things.. One roll of film is for 36 images. Then there is the developing and for some also the darkroom work. It was interesting and nice way to spend the evenings . In the beginning and the years that followed. At some point it was enough...
I'm very happy without film inside the camera and nostalgic feelings are elsewhere ;-)

Link | Posted on Jun 13, 2020 at 10:50 UTC as 55th comment | 3 replies

"Seen that, been there" - and I'm very happy I do not have to return.
Of course working in a too small darkroom and the irritating smell of chemicals was quite exotic. Some 35 years was/is enough
This article - thanks - made me very happy. I really like sitting with my iMac with visible sun shining out there.

Link | Posted on Apr 2, 2020 at 12:39 UTC as 12th comment

Why not ! Very much niche stuff , but it could be fun to use this as a street/ traveling camera.
I probably will not replace my X-E3 with this ...
If i had too much money collect cameras and to buy several interesting cameras this could make a nice pair with a camera like X-H1.
And this camera was NOT made to make everyone happy - i'm sure there will also be people who love it. Not sure how many.

Link | Posted on Oct 23, 2019 at 16:51 UTC as 53rd comment
On article Hands-on with the Phase One XT camera system (190 comments in total)

I'm never going to see this camera in real life and i can not even imagine anyone who would like to buy a 50 000€++ camera system for landscapes . Fine camera and technology of course.

I just read how people buy super Bugatti or whatever sports cars that can cost a couple of million euros - and the production of some special car model is "limited" to 500 cars - and the whole production is already sold.
Perhaps there are really many people who can afford a 50 000€ camera. Price of a basic car .. why not !

Link | Posted on Sep 11, 2019 at 18:57 UTC as 17th comment | 2 replies
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sijou: In this russophobia, every "negative" story about russians sells well...the question is why should we read it on dpreview?

I did not see anything negative about Russians - only one dog was doing the job of watchdogs. All closed military areas in all countries can be a bit unwelcoming. Of course this story - and the mileage in the desert - with a foldable bike is just a story. And not especially good or well written. Bullet proof west in desert ...

Doing a thing like this really and breaking in a real forbidden and guarded place in real Russia might end up with a ten years sentence in a modern Gulag- system. Just 5 years in democratic USA.

Link | Posted on Mar 14, 2018 at 15:33 UTC
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Martin Datzinger: Why is there no EI Mode in stills land? Why do we photographers have to guess around in the dark, when exposing for highlights? Yes I created custom tone curves for my D810 but it's totaly impractical, that stuff needs be both automated and assignable to a quickly accessible control dial. Why do things like ISO still exist, when we're actually talking about gain and on a hardware level most of the time not even that? Why is there no way to tag stills to be properly displayed on HDR10, except maybe on the new iPhone? Why do we still get no indicators for 16:9, or different crops in our viewfinders, not even on mirrorless, without actually cropping the file? How am I supposed to compose for that format without some leeway? Sometimes I feel like photography is an art for old and very slowly adapting guys, when I see video tech. As if we never happily left behind analog and printing.

Yes, very true - good paper and inks can no be bought from normal shops anymore. Nobody prints (almost nobody) images. People send images to Instagram or whatever.
It is odd that we want 40-50 mpx sensors to get "sharp" images that "pop". 10mp is more than enough for my 27" 4K iMac screen if i want just that. Or a mobile device.

I know the troubles and amount of work with film/video. And i do not want to try seriously before i'm retired- not sure how i can have a small team ;- ) . And this has made me wonder why it is so terribly important to have a 4K video in a DSLR or ILC - the videos i have seen are just terrible and almost painful to watch ( you mentioned the importance of storytelling... obviously only very few know it)

Link | Posted on Oct 13, 2017 at 17:26 UTC
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Martin Datzinger: Why is there no EI Mode in stills land? Why do we photographers have to guess around in the dark, when exposing for highlights? Yes I created custom tone curves for my D810 but it's totaly impractical, that stuff needs be both automated and assignable to a quickly accessible control dial. Why do things like ISO still exist, when we're actually talking about gain and on a hardware level most of the time not even that? Why is there no way to tag stills to be properly displayed on HDR10, except maybe on the new iPhone? Why do we still get no indicators for 16:9, or different crops in our viewfinders, not even on mirrorless, without actually cropping the file? How am I supposed to compose for that format without some leeway? Sometimes I feel like photography is an art for old and very slowly adapting guys, when I see video tech. As if we never happily left behind analog and printing.

I have nothing against this fantastic new technology. But I like to shoot stills and i like to print images to A3+ or A2sizes - or even bigger. I left happily the developing of films !
Somehow i do not look at every photo only on 4K screen. I like to hang analog (non digital = paper print) images on my wall. Perhaps i'm too old and not satisfied enough when i look images on my mobile phone screen.
Perhaps i will start making videos when i'm retired (hopefully rather soon) . That was sort of a dream i had in the analog historical film period. ;- ). And now the cameras can fly !

Link | Posted on Oct 13, 2017 at 09:31 UTC

I read some of the posts....
We do not know exactly how he behaved. Perhaps not as he should . His position as a professor was of course sensitive and special - compared to commercial world where standards and morals are different.
But a visiting professor could also show to the students what really happens in the real world and how young people can defend their ego against such terrible things - as pictures of half clad ladies. What happens when the young idealistic people meet the continuous harassment and bad behaviour of "normal people" - and the world?

Link | Posted on Aug 12, 2017 at 16:23 UTC as 33rd comment
On article Canon EOS 6D Mark II Review (1113 comments in total)
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tim_b: I was lucky (?) to place a preorder for around $ 300 less than current MSRP a week ago.
I just cancelled it and am looking for a used 6D / 5D III or even 5D II instead now.

Price of old 6D is not going to sink after these tests - it has the same or better IQ than MkII.
I bought mine some months ago and it really was quite cheap (traded my old 7D and paid 700€ for a brand new 6D). I'm going to keep it

Link | Posted on Aug 8, 2017 at 15:54 UTC
On article Canon EOS 6D Mark II Review (1113 comments in total)

Almost good news ! I bought a very cheap 6D some months ago and i have been quite happy with the results - great IQ and it made my 24-105 a wide angle lens...
I knew that MkII was coming and if the DR had been stellar i might have seriously considered upgrading. Now the IQ of 6D looks even better in tests compared to MkII.
I will just continue using 6D and my 80D - and i bought a new lens Sigma 20f1,4 .
Why should we always upgrade if we have great gear ... ?

Link | Posted on Aug 8, 2017 at 15:25 UTC as 257th comment | 2 replies
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retr01976: Save money on your wedding, skip hiring a photographer and tell everyone to take pictures with their phones and upload them to a centralized photo hosting service. Yes you won't get some of the pretty formal shots, but you will get a great selection of incredible memories that photographers miss. Those formal shots are nice for a while and make a few great framed pictures, but those casual phone shots are fun and tell a story from many different perspectives. Just my 2 cents, I wasted money on a pro and regret it.

How can you save iPhone photos to future generations ? I mean that some decades ago people wanted to see the grandmother in a printed picture ... Where are the iPhone photos after 10 years? Not even the children will ever see any wedding photos of their parents

Link | Posted on Aug 2, 2017 at 06:39 UTC

Urban ? The name is "Manhattan". I'm sure these bags are usable and the price is OK if you like the style. A pile of lenses + camera body can easily cost 6000€. 100 or 300 for a bag is not a huge sum - bags are cheap. I like expensive Billingham bags because they are nice to carry and they do not LOOK like camera bags, more like bags for fishermen. But also urban... And what a decent handbag for ladies costs - camera bags are cheap.

Link | Posted on May 13, 2017 at 05:08 UTC as 3rd comment
On article The Sony a9 is a 24MP sports-shooting powerhouse (1828 comments in total)
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Triplet Perar: Folks seem to forget the history of photography. 35mm photography used film from *35mm movie cameras* to create a visual art and expression distinguished from movies. It is called the still picture, NOT the moving picture. Now Sony wants to undo the history, and throw us back into pure movie cameras business, because that was their intent all along, to turn the photography market into video market, a strategy of which they bragged about.
Those 20 fps in A9 is "just 4 fps short" of movie mode — now, does Sony think users are that stupid not to see what they do by deliberate design? They cut off at 20, just to have some guts to call this a 'photography camera', and not what it REALLY is. But prudence calls to call spade a spade, and this camera IS a movie camera, pretending to be a 'photography camera'.

Triplet Perar,
this a9 camera is not respecting older history as you would like to - it IS the future and part of history ... It can be hard to accept.

Link | Posted on Apr 20, 2017 at 06:04 UTC
On article The Sony a9 is a 24MP sports-shooting powerhouse (1828 comments in total)

This is a groundbreaking model as they say. There have been some other moments like the time when Canon 5D series got decent video mode - a lot has happened after that. Probably also the new Fujifilm GFX series will change something.
Anyway, this new a9 will open new roads to professionals. Very few have mentioned the importance of totally silent shutters in pro cameras - nobody will notice it in an ice hockey match, but in ballet, theatre or a classical music concert it really has some meaning - it makes photography possible ! Why not also in some war zone...

Link | Posted on Apr 20, 2017 at 06:00 UTC as 109th comment

How about old and rusty unused train tracks ... i confess i have done it. World is full of dangers - like swimming in a lake or being in a boat or a car.
It is extremely stupid to take photos of snakes or wasps. At the moment WASP is the most dangerous animal in Finnish forests. Ticks cause Lyme´s disease and encephalitis every year to many - great danger in forests and meadows. Wasp (yellow jacket) causes serious acute catastrophes, hospitalisation and even deaths - it is No 1. Bears are also much safer than domesticated pet dogs.
I think i'll photograph frogs with my new 100-400. Only when it is not slippery after rain.

Link | Posted on Apr 13, 2017 at 06:17 UTC as 154th comment | 1 reply
On article Erez Marom: On causality in landscape photography (106 comments in total)

Storytelling , creating and explaining mysteries - not a very easy thing for photographers (especially me included).
I enjoyed the images , but i'm not sure if i enjoyed the explanations - like how the melting ice is a picture of glacial melting. I happen to live in Finland and i have seen melting ice - every year since i understood what ice is. To me it means that winter is finally over and the nice summer is coming... not global warming.

Now and then i see some old or older art - paintings- that are still puzzles and thought provoking mysteries. Photographers?

A couple of random examples - food for thought :
https://thesquirrelreview.com/2014/11/25/the-allegory-of-painting-by-johannes-vermeer-1665/

http://www.artinsociety.com/elsheimerrsquos-flight-into-egypt-how-it-changed-the-boundaries-between-art-religion-and-science.html

https://www.khanacademy.org/humanities/renaissance-reformation/early-renaissance1/sculpture-architecture-florence/v/donatello-mary-magdalene

Link | Posted on Mar 20, 2017 at 18:58 UTC as 7th comment
On challenge WWAD? (1 comment in total)

Just wondering...
The images are very good and many are sharing some AA ideas or influences. BUT Ansel A was using and developing new techniques - in that time.
What would AA do today was sort of a question - that question was NOT answered or commented with these images.
I think a talented person like Ansel Adams would today do something else to create something NEW!

Link | Posted on Jul 30, 2016 at 06:02 UTC as 1st comment
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fad: Let's face facts. Photography by its very nature is superficial. What it captures is surfaces. And since surfaces bear only a tangential relationship to inner reality and the truth of event, all photos distort the truth, or, if one wants to bore down harder, all photos lie.

I don't see how using the same distorting filter that creates lies about celebrities gives us any insight into the tragic predicaments of the homeless, or expresses their central humanity. It is a cheap gimmick. And I find its glib superficiality demeaning to both its subjects and to us viewers. I don't need a smug young man with a camera to tell me that God loves people who do not look like me.

Art is always very very superficial - and just telling a plain final truth by dissecting a poor mans sick body after his death after a hard life (and taking medical photos for record ) can be informative to a coroner.
I think this photo series is art - and then it can be difficult to understand and more difficult to accept
It is your basic human right to think it is terribly wrong and just rubbish. Other may enjoy images visually and some people get also something to think - more than after reading a very truthful and unbiased coroners report. This art has made you to think more than a newspaper clip that tells something about homeless sick people.

Link | Posted on Jan 27, 2016 at 14:35 UTC
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morepix: "The zen of" is a long since worn out expression. You could have found a better headline for this little collection.

I like the low key images. The others are OK, but more everyday.

ZEN in the Art of Archery (Herrigel 1948) is a book closer to Photography - just point and shoot!!! ;- ) These images did not cause any special zen-feelings in me. Whatever zen might be...just like jazz

Link | Posted on Dec 11, 2015 at 19:53 UTC
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