Pangloss

Pangloss

Lives in Spain Barcelona, Spain
Works as a IT Consultant
Joined on Aug 25, 2009
About me:

Learn more about digital photography techniques.
Try different digital cameras with different lenses until I find a system that suits me.
Learn more about post-processing software and techniques.
Develop a taste for good photography by seeing other people's works.

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Looks like a nice camera with better than average IQ compared to other enthusiast compacts (except the RX100, of course), and its price seems to be coming down fast (-20% on Amazon right now).

Link | Posted on May 23, 2013 at 00:47 UTC as 19th comment
On article Just posted: Nikon D5200 in-depth review (229 comments in total)
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Peiasdf: D5200 or K-30?

All good and cheap lens are Sigma so no differences there.

@Zvonimir "... Pentax is now Ricoh..." is a little bit of a stretch I think. The Pentax imaging division was first sold to Hoya, who further stripped off the company and sold the camera division to Ricoh (for $185 million), who merged it with their own dying camera division to form a new company, Pentax-Ricoh. I believe Pentax has 3% or less of the world camera market and Ricoh something like 0.2%, so I personally don't see how they can compete with the likes of Nikon, Canon, Panasonic, Olympus, etc...

Link | Posted on May 17, 2013 at 15:03 UTC
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marcin wuu: What would be the equivalent maximum aperture (in terms of dof) of this lens for a 35mm camera?
(DOH, I just read - 3.2... Not really that great for your average shallow dof portrait then...)

@marcin wuu: there are portrait samples on Nikon's website, but I would wait for a proper lens review to pass any judgment. In any case, the lens performance in optical terms looks to be up there.

Link | Posted on May 14, 2013 at 21:54 UTC
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Pangloss: The DPR Fauxtographer's Collective has spoken: they don't like this lens and they don't like the 1"sensor.
Otoh I was just delivered a Nikon V1 kit that I bought for 300 euros with the excellent 10mm (27mm equiv) f2.8 lens, and the bright 18.3mm (50mm equiv) f1.8 that I bought for 160 euros. So that's 460 euros for an ILC with a nice viewfinder, magnesium body and two optically excellent prime lenses. Very happy! And when the 32mm f1.2 goes on sale, guess what? I'll snap one up!

@JEROME: ;) yes but the question is, how many megapixels does a used Benz have? Ha! :D

Link | Posted on May 14, 2013 at 18:29 UTC
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Pangloss: The DPR Fauxtographer's Collective has spoken: they don't like this lens and they don't like the 1"sensor.
Otoh I was just delivered a Nikon V1 kit that I bought for 300 euros with the excellent 10mm (27mm equiv) f2.8 lens, and the bright 18.3mm (50mm equiv) f1.8 that I bought for 160 euros. So that's 460 euros for an ILC with a nice viewfinder, magnesium body and two optically excellent prime lenses. Very happy! And when the 32mm f1.2 goes on sale, guess what? I'll snap one up!

@tkbslc: perhaps because I didn't use the V1 enough to comment on its sensor? Read my post: I just got the camera today. But are you genuinely curious or was it just a rhetorical question? In any case, I am quite certain the V1's 1" sensor is leagues above the 1/1.7" one in my old-and-still-loved LX3.

Link | Posted on May 14, 2013 at 18:26 UTC
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Pangloss: The DPR Fauxtographer's Collective has spoken: they don't like this lens and they don't like the 1"sensor.
Otoh I was just delivered a Nikon V1 kit that I bought for 300 euros with the excellent 10mm (27mm equiv) f2.8 lens, and the bright 18.3mm (50mm equiv) f1.8 that I bought for 160 euros. So that's 460 euros for an ILC with a nice viewfinder, magnesium body and two optically excellent prime lenses. Very happy! And when the 32mm f1.2 goes on sale, guess what? I'll snap one up!

@pictureAngst; here in the Netherlands you can find the Nikon V1 + 10mm kit for around 325 euros quite regularly, and even less if there is a "special discount" occasionally. Ditto for the 18.3mm f1.8 lens. I just check the price comparator websites and wait for the special discounts.

Link | Posted on May 14, 2013 at 18:19 UTC

The DPR Fauxtographer's Collective has spoken: they don't like this lens and they don't like the 1"sensor.
Otoh I was just delivered a Nikon V1 kit that I bought for 300 euros with the excellent 10mm (27mm equiv) f2.8 lens, and the bright 18.3mm (50mm equiv) f1.8 that I bought for 160 euros. So that's 460 euros for an ILC with a nice viewfinder, magnesium body and two optically excellent prime lenses. Very happy! And when the 32mm f1.2 goes on sale, guess what? I'll snap one up!

Link | Posted on May 14, 2013 at 17:16 UTC as 64th comment | 10 replies

I can summarize the concerns about Adobe's move to subscription-only use of their software thus: try to imagine a stranger clutching your balls in his hand. That's a real "concern", isn't it?

Link | Posted on May 9, 2013 at 22:47 UTC as 327th comment | 3 replies
On photo Dark room with a view (edited) in the Framed and chat (edited) challenge (6 comments in total)
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Pangloss: @ barb_s and Zoran K: thanks! I think I prefer this crop to the original, like you. The window is not anymore in the center of the picture, but the contrast here is between the dark left half and the luminous view outside on the right.
The basic idea of this image and thick shadow framing is still the same as in the original: outside, there is light, space, life, whereas inside the dark room there is darkness, loneliness, one feels like a prisoner looking outside, but then there was just a window to open...

@ Paulo: I tried to keep the colors of the sky and outside pale, so my changes were very subtle, not HDR style! I am not sure what you mean by the artificial
black border, my dilemma for cropping was how much to crop and whether to keep the window in the center or not. In the end, this is the version that kept most of the almost brutal contrast between dark/luminous and yet gives the viewer more "matter" to look at (the window is now a larger %age of the image).

@ Paulo: OK, I see what you mean now. Let me explain why the shadows are pitch black in my picture: actually this is due to shooting with the lens pointed straight to the sun outside. The camera just metered to avoid overexposure. Also the LX3 has a small (1/1.7"), relatively old CCD sensor that has much less dynamic range than any APS-C sensor in a DSLR. I did in postprocessing what I could to recover some of the sky texture, and I think it is acceptable now, more editing would perhaps have resulted in more texture but the risk would be to give a "plastic" look which I wanted to avoid.

Link | Posted on Dec 26, 2011 at 22:14 UTC
On photo Dark room with a view (edited) in the Framed and chat (edited) challenge (6 comments in total)

@ barb_s and Zoran K: thanks! I think I prefer this crop to the original, like you. The window is not anymore in the center of the picture, but the contrast here is between the dark left half and the luminous view outside on the right.
The basic idea of this image and thick shadow framing is still the same as in the original: outside, there is light, space, life, whereas inside the dark room there is darkness, loneliness, one feels like a prisoner looking outside, but then there was just a window to open...

@ Paulo: I tried to keep the colors of the sky and outside pale, so my changes were very subtle, not HDR style! I am not sure what you mean by the artificial
black border, my dilemma for cropping was how much to crop and whether to keep the window in the center or not. In the end, this is the version that kept most of the almost brutal contrast between dark/luminous and yet gives the viewer more "matter" to look at (the window is now a larger %age of the image).

Link | Posted on Dec 26, 2011 at 07:17 UTC as 1st comment | 2 replies
On photo Dusk at Hawley House, 2nd Try in the Framed and chat (edited) challenge (7 comments in total)

There is a big improvement due to lightening the shadows in the bottom part of the picture.

Link | Posted on Dec 26, 2011 at 02:59 UTC as 1st comment
On photo Q art gallery second entry in the Framed and chat (edited) challenge (4 comments in total)

I am not sure I prefer this second cropped and edited version over the original. The main problem (to me) remains, however: the persons are walking out of the picture and do not serve the composition in any way. And unfortunately their reflection on the water is cut by a flat, featureless horizontal surface.

Link | Posted on Dec 26, 2011 at 02:55 UTC as 1st comment
On photo Marginal Garden (second version) in the Framed and chat (edited) challenge (3 comments in total)

Subtle editing, as it should be.

Link | Posted on Dec 26, 2011 at 02:49 UTC as 2nd comment
On photo Taormina (edited) in the Framed and chat (edited) challenge (8 comments in total)

It would have been nice to say what was edited and why.

Link | Posted on Dec 26, 2011 at 02:45 UTC as 1st comment
On photo Fountain of Youth (second version) in the Framed and chat (edited) challenge (5 comments in total)

These are subtle improvements and they add a more "polished" look to the image. Well done! I love editing when it's done like that, in small touches and as discrete as possible.

Link | Posted on Dec 26, 2011 at 02:42 UTC as 1st comment
On photo Peacock - second version in the Framed and chat (edited) challenge (11 comments in total)

Although the green background vegetation is more saturated and the low contrast in the original is improved, these changes do not provide much to highlight the main subject of the photograph, the bird.

Link | Posted on Dec 26, 2011 at 02:38 UTC as 1st comment
On photo Taj Mahal (second upload) in the Framed and chat (edited) challenge (7 comments in total)

The perspective correction has improved the resulting image a lot. The tighter framing is also an improvement on the original. A big progress, no doubt.

Link | Posted on Dec 26, 2011 at 02:30 UTC as 1st comment
On photo looking at sunset-2nd version in the Framed and chat (edited) challenge (4 comments in total)

I prefer the tighter crop in this second version, compared to the first version. But to me, both versions are very attractive and the main idea of having a frame divided in three vertically, remains unchanged - and that's good!

Link | Posted on Dec 26, 2011 at 02:27 UTC as 1st comment
On photo The Taj Majal in the Framed and chat (edited) challenge (5 comments in total)

A beautiful view with a matching beautiful framing. There is a trace of flare on the left side of the image that I find slightly distracting, as well as the perspective that can be corrected in postprocessing. Let's see how the final image looks like!

Link | Posted on Dec 23, 2011 at 20:27 UTC as 1st comment
On photo Marginal Garden in the Framed and chat (edited) challenge (8 comments in total)

The framing is good, but the contents of the frame do not "excite the eye" in my opinion.

Link | Posted on Dec 23, 2011 at 20:24 UTC as 1st comment
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