PhotoPoet

PhotoPoet

Lives in NYC
Works as a Poet/Photographer/
Joined on Feb 7, 2012

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On article Spoilt for choice: which Sony RX100 is right for you? (305 comments in total)
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PhotoPoet: All we, those of us that troll this site, is look for what is "new" or to proclaim our current "was new" is better than the "new-new"... and so it goes... No you don't print larger than 8 x10, no you do not sell or even display your prints, yes you email and post much of your work, so whatever you are using is "best" until you heed the call-of-the-new... (professionals need not "new", after all you are professionals )

The latter

Link | Posted on Nov 14, 2016 at 18:16 UTC
On article Spoilt for choice: which Sony RX100 is right for you? (305 comments in total)

All we, those of us that troll this site, is look for what is "new" or to proclaim our current "was new" is better than the "new-new"... and so it goes... No you don't print larger than 8 x10, no you do not sell or even display your prints, yes you email and post much of your work, so whatever you are using is "best" until you heed the call-of-the-new... (professionals need not "new", after all you are professionals )

Link | Posted on Nov 14, 2016 at 14:49 UTC as 50th comment | 2 replies
On article Hands-on with the Sony Cyber-shot RX100 V (236 comments in total)
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950sm07: No touch screen for 1200€ is a joke... a very bad one.

Why the obsession with lack of touch screen? I've had cameras with and without, content either way. I can see from the comments so many of you feel its a makeit-or-breakit inclusion...

Link | Posted on Oct 13, 2016 at 12:38 UTC
On article Nikon 105mm F1.4E ED sample images (279 comments in total)

I read these post in reverse order. I think of it as a novel. An unfolding story told from many viewpoints about a lens, few have tried, fewer have seen but all have POV. Very entertaining. I look forward to the film.

Link | Posted on Oct 1, 2016 at 14:32 UTC as 18th comment
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PhotoPoet: I love the iPhone. I love most tech things. I struggled between ordering the Plus and the non-Plus. I just know, I've proven it to myself over the years, I drop things, I like to one hand things, see previously noted dropping.. The iPhone 7 Plus doesn't have a zoom lens as everyone here knows. It has a 28 mm lens as it always did and now it has a 56 mm lens at its side. You jump from 28 to 56. Any zooming beyond that is digital zoom. Which kind of sucks even with new software magic. That's why the iPhone7. When I need flexibility I carry a Panasonic ZS50K for pocket carry. I look forward to better "smaller" iPhone7 photos... go forth my fellow photographers and shoot what you love...

Well some on this thread refer to it as optical and as for a case... my bad, just not a caseguy. Use Olloclip to often (and yes I know they have a case)... thanks for comments..

Link | Posted on Sep 10, 2016 at 17:11 UTC

I love the iPhone. I love most tech things. I struggled between ordering the Plus and the non-Plus. I just know, I've proven it to myself over the years, I drop things, I like to one hand things, see previously noted dropping.. The iPhone 7 Plus doesn't have a zoom lens as everyone here knows. It has a 28 mm lens as it always did and now it has a 56 mm lens at its side. You jump from 28 to 56. Any zooming beyond that is digital zoom. Which kind of sucks even with new software magic. That's why the iPhone7. When I need flexibility I carry a Panasonic ZS50K for pocket carry. I look forward to better "smaller" iPhone7 photos... go forth my fellow photographers and shoot what you love...

Link | Posted on Sep 10, 2016 at 15:16 UTC as 213th comment | 3 replies
On article Apple unveils iPhone 7 and dual-cam iPhone 7 Plus (920 comments in total)

Were did we go to complain before web forums? Its a phone that take pictures? A camera that makes calls and catches Pokemon's? Its ever present. Many of you railed agains the iPhone camera when it first appeared. Well here we are again, on the cusp on another camera advancement, not this aint it yet, but by the 8 or 9 there will be little you many of you criticize. Use it. Enjoy it. iPhone photographers are just that photographers... move on... the buggy has left the building... PS Was going to get the 7Plus, however after an hour in the Apple store, holding, pocketing, trying to one-hand the bigger phone, I will forgo the dual camera in favor of one handed operation with a better camera than the 6 but not as good as the 7Plus would seem to be....

Link | Posted on Sep 8, 2016 at 16:55 UTC as 60th comment | 2 replies
On article Apple unveils iPhone 7 and dual-cam iPhone 7 Plus (920 comments in total)
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JSmitty: I used to use full frame digital with short, pro primes, but now I use the iPhone 6+ and love it. I do environmental portraiture, documentary and reporting style photography, with a bit of abstract for my own pleasure. It's got an awesome, stabilized camera which I use everyday. The panoramas are THE best. Video is more than good. And it's all wrapped up in brilliant communications and entertainment device.

The 7+ looks great and I like the dual cameras and spec upgrades, but I'll need to wait a little longer to get some more use out of my 6. Look forward to maybe buying the 7s or 8.

Until then, I look forward to trying iOS 10.

Was going to get the 7Plus, however after an hour in the Apple store, holding, pocketing, trying to one-hand the bigger phone, I will forgo the dual camera in favor of one handed operation with a better camera than the 6 but not as good as the 7Plus would seem to be....

Link | Posted on Sep 8, 2016 at 16:46 UTC

IR disabling recording, not at all a good idea. If implemented it will be hijacked by those that wish to repress the spread of information. Demonstrations will be blacked out, in some countries I can envision "IR vests" on those that enforce the laws of countries where there is little freedom,so no.
As for Apple the company, one poster used the word "vile" Ny my. Apple brought computers into schools that could be used by all levels of ability. Apple brought us innovations that the PC world ignored. I need not list the insanely cool/breakthrough/well made/unique...well you get it, products.

As for those that love to poke fun at those that shoot "aimless" photos all day and post them, why does that bother you? Oh you enjoy life more without snapping photos? Grow up or better yet, grow young. Its enjoyable, its social. Before phone cameras I walked around "aimlessly" shooting with my Pentax... it lead me to a career as a photographer..Enjoy the now, it will change soon enough

Link | Posted on Jul 2, 2016 at 14:27 UTC as 39th comment
On article Back to the action: Nikon D500 Review (1104 comments in total)
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DesmondD: Looks like a really good camera - based on the high iso samples and comments I'd be quite happy to stick with the D7200 and would advise anyone else interested purely in the image quality side of things [Those who don't need the high frame rate] to save their money and buy a D7200. For those who need the other features then I suppose you'll have to pay the extra :)

D7200, the one I use, is as has been said "the camera of the rest of us" that group can does not need the speed the D500 offers. That said, I'd love to have one...

Link | Posted on May 28, 2016 at 15:09 UTC
On article Facebook announces support for 360 degree photos (15 comments in total)
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dwill23: Get with it, DPREVIEW.com, put your iphones down. I've been doing this for a while now with Google camera (app) on ANY android device. on my tablet, on my S4, S5, S6, S7, etc etc.
THen you can gmail them to someone who has android and gmail and they can view it even without the google camera ap.

True, however FB offering support is for "the rest of us", as stats show, the iPhone is the most used "camera," I'm guessing that FB support, onsite, will be a lot easier than mailing a photo to whom I wish to see my 360 vs just posting it, for all to see easily...

Link | Posted on May 16, 2016 at 15:47 UTC
On article Student takes 2016 Zeiss Photography Award top prize (209 comments in total)
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day2012: I'd encourage readers here to go to the site and look through the photographers' entire series. Many people here seem content to just glance at the photos presented on DPR, without understanding that they are part of a whole set of images from each shortlisted competitor. For example, the comment about the last one being a "random snapshot" makes no sense at all in the context of that photographer's submission.

Exactly what I did. She took a journey, she observed and shot, her work is good.

Link | Posted on Apr 14, 2016 at 11:53 UTC
On article Student takes 2016 Zeiss Photography Award top prize (209 comments in total)

Sorry to go against the grain. She has a wonderful eye, she went on an adventure and her shots took me along. Look at the photo, they are good. They have a sense of place. That place. Wondering if it were another place would it have won is childish. Criticizing her lens choice, you have got to be kidding. She is a young photographer, willing to take a journey and bring back excellent images. The curmudgeons reviewing her work... Would love to see what you would deliver in similar circumstances... I like the work. A lot.

Link | Posted on Apr 13, 2016 at 13:30 UTC as 25th comment

I want the better camera. I want an optical zoom, I'll not be thrilled to have to purchase the larger iPhone, but, my 6s is large enough, but probably will to get better resolution and optical zooming (if I understand it correctly). Of course the following year the upgraded camera will be in a smaller form factor and I'll change again. I do carry (not all the time) a camera-camera, small panasonic and always D7000 when traveling, however I do shoot much of my pix on phone. I remember back in the day, caring 12 rolls of TriX and thinking hard about each shot, perhaps I was a better photographer then. The editing on phone is a blessing, I do not miss dodging in the darkroom...

Link | Posted on Apr 7, 2016 at 11:51 UTC as 1st comment

"Compact" camera for when I'm lazy, or want a superzoom and know I am post pix on line only, D7200 for when I'm concerned about speed of capture, lens needs for that day, perhaps printing photo... tomato/potato

Link | Posted on Dec 21, 2015 at 13:49 UTC as 40th comment
On article Feature film shot on iPhone 5 coming to cinemas (64 comments in total)

I saw the film, the director and sound director were on stage among with some of the cast. The film, in theater looks great. Sean Baker reiterated what he said at Sundance, in an interview with laist. "I wish I could say that we were looking for something new, but basically it all came down to this: we had no money. It was down to the DSLRs, [which would] increase the size of the crew by three and we couldn't afford that. And we would need to purchase some expensive lenses to make a film to set us apart from the others shot on DSLR. I went on Vimeo there was one channel that was focused on iPhone experiments and short films. I was really impressed with what I saw. But I wasn't sold yet. I came across a Kickstarter campaign for a company called Moondog Labs they created this anamorphic adapter that fits over the iPhone lens and allows you to shoot true 'Scope [2.35:1 aspect ratio]. I thought, "It might not be the first iPhone movie but it'll be the first iPhone movie shot in 'Scope."

Link | Posted on Jul 15, 2015 at 18:44 UTC as 5th comment
On article Samsung Galaxy S5 camera review (93 comments in total)
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Menneisyys: Smearing is awful even at base ISO. In no way a contest to the Nokia 808 WRT plain still IQ.

I *really* hope Samsung comes out with a Nokia 808-alike - with a huge sensor and great (prime) lens. Just another branch of their Zoom / Camera series, with photo buffs wanting a prime-"only", large-sensor, high-end phone-based camera would be a killer. The current lineup (unless you do need zoom)? Not so much, regrettably.

All in all, I won't ditch my Nokia 808 for the S5. The 808 is a perfect non-smart (I in no way use the Net on it, particularly not for browsing - the Achilles' heel of Symbian) phone for me. And, when better IQ is needed, I take my Fuji X-E1...

Place my "who cares what I think comment" here. iPhone vs that phone, this phone vs that camera, there is no single/right answer, as with cameras each of us has our own subjective "the one" and its not based on review "facts"...

Link | Posted on Jul 14, 2014 at 14:26 UTC
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