Lives in Russian Federation St.Petersburg, Russian Federation
Joined on Apr 19, 2010


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TacticDesigns: +1. I love waterproof cameras. I have been using them since 2011. I have my Fujifilm XP80 charged up and ready for our camping trip next week.

As for scratching the rear screen, I buy cheap screen protectors and put them on and just replace them as needed.

"But the Olympus Tough TG-5 stands alone in its ability to stand up to the elements and get you photos in situations where no other camera could (or situations where you simply wouldn't be willing to bring a dedicated camera at all)."

But there are more waterproof cameras. There is the Nikon Coolpix W300, Fujifilm's XP series and Ricoh's WG series.

Even though my cellphone takes great pictures, my waterproof camera is simply easier to use to get a picture, and I take it into harsher conditions. So I get more pictures and more dramatic pictures then shooting from dry land with my cellphone.

Even if your cellphone takes great pictures, I think there is a compelling case to have a waterproof camera. :)

I'm big Pentax (and Ricoh, by transitivity) fan, but IQ of WG series is soooooo bad.
I've tried every one of them, from the times when it was Pentax, and each time I decided, that no photos is much better than THESE photos.

To be honest, previous Oly tough offerings were not much better.

Need to try this TG-5.

Link | Posted on Jul 8, 2017 at 12:34 UTC
On article Google will no longer develop Nik Collection (390 comments in total)
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G G: It is dangerous to be a successful small company with good product. Microsoft has been there before Google to demonstrate that. History simply repeats.

Small company (owners) have choice not ot sell itself to Google. Yes, it means you don't get a big pile of money and need to continue to work hard, but it is possible choice.

Link | Posted on May 30, 2017 at 15:53 UTC

In Russia photographer's plan (Photoshop + Lightroom) goes up from 299RUB to 650RUB in one big jump. More than twowfold!

Link | Posted on Feb 3, 2017 at 12:11 UTC as 59th comment
On article Pentax K-1 Pixel Shift Resolution: Updated Field Test (211 comments in total)

Adobe should add one checkbox to ACR: use or not PixelShift. Then it will be possible to create two-layer Photoshop file (one layer with PixSh and one without) and draw masks by hands to avoid moved areas. Brush in ACR/LR will be better, but even one checkbox will do!

Why, or why, Pixel Shift support from Adobe is so rudimentary?

Link | Posted on Jun 3, 2016 at 23:12 UTC as 58th comment
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Favorable Exponynt: Support is only necessary for pixel shift resolution files. Since You can use DNG, which will work without specific camera profiles.

Try to edit DNG: remove all camera- and manufacturer-related tags and open it in ACR. You will be surprised.

Link | Posted on Apr 30, 2016 at 13:20 UTC

Did they add PROPER support for pixel-shift files? Support for K-3 II files was awful: there was no knob to turn it off globally (so, it was impossible to get "simple" image from 4-frame file) and it doesn't have any "brush" to turn it of locally. So, there was no way to process file with any movement in it, as you get artifacts you could not mask!

Link | Posted on Apr 29, 2016 at 22:34 UTC as 2nd comment
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Favorable Exponynt: Support is only necessary for pixel shift resolution files. Since You can use DNG, which will work without specific camera profiles.

Nope, DNG from Pentax doesn't contain proper tone curve, for example. Ok, I'm not sure about K-1, but it was true for K10D, K-7 and K-5.

Link | Posted on Apr 29, 2016 at 22:32 UTC

As I Russian, I could say, that it doesn't like "family farm" (almost non-existing reality in modern Russia), but more like "summer cottage," or, maybe, "all-year-around cottage", but not "farm" in true sense that they produce some agriculture, grow any food or animals for sell and things like this.
Also, here are photos of good hunting dogs on others pictures at Flickr, and it is strong sign of very high income here, that it completely incompatible with "Farm" in true meaning of this word in Russia.

Pictures are great, and it is interesting to see how author becomes better and better with time.

Oh, I found her Russian-language blog, and in profile she says, that she lives in Moscow and she is professional photograph now. So, it is not "family farm" for sure :)

It doesn't make images worse, of course :)

Link | Posted on Jan 26, 2014 at 10:06 UTC as 264th comment | 4 replies
On article Fujifilm teases upcoming SLR-style X system camera (896 comments in total)

God, please, kill PC sockets! 3.5mm audio jack is perfectly fine!

Link | Posted on Jan 20, 2014 at 21:19 UTC as 103rd comment | 3 replies
On article Nikon AW1 First Impressions Review (591 comments in total)
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(unknown member): Only 15 meters? Not really a Nikonos replacement then when the sport diving limit is generally 40-50 metres - never mind the pro diving limit on mixed gas etc.

misolo: freediving is up to 45 meters for recreational diving and 100+ meters for pro. So, "snorkelling" is deeper that "diving" ;-)
I was deeper that scuba PADI 20 meters on my second day of freediving training, without any scuba experience before it. So, 15 meters is more useful for Put-Another-Dollar-In scuba divers :)

Link | Posted on Sep 19, 2013 at 09:18 UTC
On article Pentax launches WG-3 and WG-3 GPS waterproof cameras (66 comments in total)
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Deleted pending purge: Make that 45 meters istead of feet, and you've got a sell. Otherwise, it's another poolproof, tub & shower resistant frustration, like the rest of them...

Or simple freedive, level 3 :)
45m is "hard" for PADI-ceritifed scuba divers, but normal for freedivers, who doesn't use tanks :)

You could do 45ft on second day of freedive training, and Level 1 freedive exam is 20m, that is more than 45ft. It is only 2 days, if you don't have problems with equalization, and it is really that easy :)

Link | Posted on Jan 30, 2013 at 10:57 UTC
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maniax: who needs digital. Expensive pile of obsolete junk. Grab a $10 slr camera and you got a "full frame" camera. Read how the zone system works and you know exactly what you're doing with more good pictures then the guy that makes 50 shots of every subject.

My 120 film camera weights about 2.5lbs (slightly more than 1kg). Fyl I can put it into my jeans side pocket (but I'm not small man).

Link | Posted on Oct 10, 2012 at 18:58 UTC

I cannot read all comments (TL; DR ;-)) but here are one item, that caught my eye: ""I pay $200/wedding for a second shooter for your wedding"".
Is it Ok!? Shooting costs $3000+. I understand, that part of this price is printing, etc., but, but... Second shooter needs her equipment, too. Yes, second shooter doesn't spent time on "developing" of images. But, in any case, it seems as huge disproportion!

And, as side comment: maybe, it will be better for shooter don't say "package is $3000,'' which looks huge, but something like ``Shooting is $100/hour, processing $5/photo, printing $1/photo + materials (here goes link to shop with price),'' something like this. In such case it will be much easier to accept "Total: $3000" I don't know, may be, in reality it is exactly what they do (I don't live in USA).

Link | Posted on Jan 27, 2012 at 09:50 UTC as 242nd comment
On article Lytro announces Light Field Camera (269 comments in total)
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Paul Callahan: But someone beat them to market...

Not sexy. This camera looks like cool party gadget. And it is priced less than last trendy mobile phone (I'm speaking about real price of phones, not sponsored one, which is norm in USA, but doesn't exists in many other countries). So, Lytro seems to find proper market niche -- they could not offer (maybe, here should be added "yet", I don't know) resolution, IQ, etc., for prosumers and above, so they does what they does -- fun, sexy thing for reasonable high price (ok, for people, who spend $800-$600 for iPhone 4S, and there are a lot of them) for hipsters, clubbers, etc. BTW, Mac OS X-only software is not a problem in such case too.
I will be surprised, if they will not sell this as fast as they could produce it, for some time. And, maybe, it gives them money for more DPReivew-commenters-friendly camera :)

Link | Posted on Oct 20, 2011 at 07:07 UTC
On article Book review: 500 Poses for Photographing Women (43 comments in total)
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HowaboutRAW: Oh great--irony--softcore books reviewed by dpreview.

My thoughts exactly!
I'm sorry about others, who think, that you make typo in word "core" :)

Link | Posted on Oct 8, 2011 at 09:26 UTC
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