MyReality

MyReality

Lives in United States Stanton, CA, United States
Joined on Jun 20, 2015
About me:

"What have I done wrong?"--he said later. "Nothing. I think. I am steadily surprised that there are so many photographers that reject manipulating reality, as if that was wrong. Change reality! If you don't find it, invent it!--PETE TURNER

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stevevelvia50: Practically everyone who has made the "switch" lol, from larger formats to micro four thirds, have carefully balanced the pros and cons, before making their decision. Almost all of us (M4/3 users) come from a full frame or apsc background. I print very large, have years of images taken with my Nikon D750, D7200 and have compared side by side! I shoot at sane iso settings! Its very telling that most of you "here in this forum", have little interest in analyzing the strengths of each system, and cannot hold an intelligent conversation regarding the strengths and weakness of various camera systems! Insecurity is rearing its ugly head in the comments here, and it sadly appears, that the larger the sensor and pixel count, "with this group" the lower the equivalent IQ.

"equivalent IQ": an almost meaningless term except in discussions on this forum. I just went thru three galleries containing very large prints: Thomas Mangelsen, Peter Lik and National Geographic. I would bet none of the pictures were taken with m4/3. Do you know more than those photographers? m/4/3 has its place, but usage over time has determined its position.
By the way, Steve, I still occasionally use Velvia 50 in my Mamiya 7. It's usage was also determined over time.

Link | Posted on Dec 7, 2019 at 06:46 UTC
On article Our favorite gear, rewarded: DPReview Awards 2019 (335 comments in total)
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MAC: So I get my RP for $850 - when you consider the $999 deal that included the adapter, a bag and a card. Doesn't that get the great deal of the year award! :)

SteveAnferson - Changing too many settings while trying to take a picture of a moving subject is too distracting. It can make you miss shots and have less keepers. F5.6 or F8 and be their for birders, airplane shooters and sport photographers.

Link | Posted on Nov 28, 2019 at 02:16 UTC
On article Our favorite gear, rewarded: DPReview Awards 2019 (335 comments in total)
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MAC: So I get my RP for $850 - when you consider the $999 deal that included the adapter, a bag and a card. Doesn't that get the great deal of the year award! :)

SteveAnderson - You can shoot sports with any camera that has auto ISO. I use a Nikon D5500 or Canon 80D at f5.6, f8 or shutter speed 800 to 1650 and let the ISO float. Only changing EXPOSURE increases noise, not ISO.

Link | Posted on Nov 28, 2019 at 02:08 UTC
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J A C S: Note 10? Some people have no shame...

@Mike FL - I know. It was first discovered in Lenovo laptops. China has no ethics or morals. It only has business protocols.

Link | Posted on Nov 2, 2019 at 03:03 UTC
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moimoi: I love B&W but I could not lose the color information. These days it is easy to convert color to bnw with good quality.

The "old" sensor from the GFX50R can produce nice color images concerted to bnw, and the camera can also shoot action :

https://www.dpreview.com/forums/post/63260127

Losing colors is a not a compromise I would like to make...just my opinion though.

Herzog had a bias for color and real life gritty pictures. His "realism" was real, not manufactured.

Link | Posted on Nov 2, 2019 at 02:56 UTC
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moimoi: I love B&W but I could not lose the color information. These days it is easy to convert color to bnw with good quality.

The "old" sensor from the GFX50R can produce nice color images concerted to bnw, and the camera can also shoot action :

https://www.dpreview.com/forums/post/63260127

Losing colors is a not a compromise I would like to make...just my opinion though.

It was not a problem for Ansel Adams.

Link | Posted on Nov 2, 2019 at 02:37 UTC
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J A C S: Note 10? Some people have no shame...

"Shame" is mild. Intellectual Property theft is more accurate. Made in China, but designed in the US.

Link | Posted on Nov 2, 2019 at 02:31 UTC
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charliedid: "The Best" photo does not exist.

"The Best" photo always exists as the one that each person likes the best. The best photo does not exist.

Link | Posted on Nov 1, 2019 at 01:50 UTC
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Satyaa: I like the portrait shots with the 32/1.4 but not the others.

My opinion on dressing up those pets with costumes is that it is a torture for them. Just because people find it amusing doesn't mean it amuses the pets. I take comfort in the fact that it is only for a few hours and not long term.

Placing human emotions on an animal is a disturbing trend that has being going on for some time. How do you know how the dogs feel? Have you ever been a dog? When a dog licks you, usually in the face, it does not mean that he/she likes you. It likes the salt that is in your sweat.

Link | Posted on Oct 27, 2019 at 02:16 UTC
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Platinumkid: Honestly, I didn't even read the specs of this new camera. Just came here, in the comments, to read how people who don't need and will never buy this camera are bickering over frames per second and other stuff they have only vague idea about :)

Shooting "good" video only requires an iPhone. Shooting "great" video requires something else and actual talent and dedication.

Link | Posted on Oct 24, 2019 at 21:45 UTC
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Jeff Greenberg: =====
> 512GB capacity

2009 called.
They want their capacity back.

@panther fan - Internal SSD's are slightly faster than external, but they are not portable. Any current state-of-the-art SSD will be faster than an internal conventional drive.

Link | Posted on Oct 22, 2019 at 22:31 UTC
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JPnyc: Oh what a great article, makes for another wonderful Pixel Peeper Sunday.
I for myself rather go outside and take a actual PHOTO of SOMETHING!
But staring at the screen to detect these ever more miniscule differences here seems really so utterly futile and ridiculous ... funny how so many folks seem to be doing just that - and yes, i am talking about YOU, folks!
ok, and now i brace myself for the perfect s**tstorm.
i go back outside ...

Care Rose - You seem to be motivated to get off the couch like me. When I can, I go out twice a week. If there is a sporting event happening near me, its more often.

Link | Posted on Oct 22, 2019 at 22:18 UTC
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JPnyc: Oh what a great article, makes for another wonderful Pixel Peeper Sunday.
I for myself rather go outside and take a actual PHOTO of SOMETHING!
But staring at the screen to detect these ever more miniscule differences here seems really so utterly futile and ridiculous ... funny how so many folks seem to be doing just that - and yes, i am talking about YOU, folks!
ok, and now i brace myself for the perfect s**tstorm.
i go back outside ...

I read for knowledge and information, not as an anal photographer. The more knowledge you have, the easier it is to make up your mind about something. Some photographers are obsessed by detail to the point that they miss the forest for the trees.
"I change my mind when the facts change" - John Maynard Keynes.

Link | Posted on Oct 21, 2019 at 02:51 UTC
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Mariano Pacifico: There is no measure for perceived IQ ?

Correct, because IQ is highly subjective. It includes, not just things like noise, resolution, tonal range and DR, but also color preference. These thinks make doing a visual IQ test almost meaningless.
You can machine measure some of these things, but not color preference or photo content biases.

Link | Posted on Oct 21, 2019 at 02:40 UTC
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fuego6: Another program with "AI"... the big software BUZZword of 2019/2020.... marketing hype! Programmers used to call these "new algorithms"... but I suppose AI is much more headline catching!

@fuego6 - You just described a simplistic AI. All machine learning is algorithm adjustments, because a machine can only think discretely. It is not capable of anything else .
In the future, if someone figures out how to create a hybrid by attaching neurons and DNA to a machine, than AI will become more continuous and less discrete.
In a recursive AI program, the program learns by not using mistakes. In the case mentioned above by Bob, a spell checker would be part of the program. It is not perfect, but the more it is used, the better it becomes.

Link | Posted on Oct 21, 2019 at 02:25 UTC
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fuego6: Another program with "AI"... the big software BUZZword of 2019/2020.... marketing hype! Programmers used to call these "new algorithms"... but I suppose AI is much more headline catching!

An algorithm is a static formula and does not learn anything new from past performance. AI can adjust itself using past performance and become smarter. In math terms it can have a recursive structure.

Link | Posted on Oct 19, 2019 at 05:33 UTC
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goodgeorge: 9 Canons
6 Nikons
2 Sony

... Where are my Fujis and Olympuses?

Fuji's are only used on mount Fuji and Olympus is only used on mount Olympus.

Link | Posted on Oct 18, 2019 at 04:28 UTC
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photoMEETING: This camera is not complete. It lacks a finder.

@J A C S - Well said.

Link | Posted on Oct 16, 2019 at 21:26 UTC
On article Sony a7R IV review (1494 comments in total)
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David610: Just how many lenses can resolve 60mp FF? APS-C lenses struggle at 26mp?

Diminishing financial returns. Large prints and posters were mentioned as a usage for this system. If you buy expensive glass with this camera, you better be able to sell a lot of posters and prints. Large posters and prints are viewed from further away and do not require such large file sizes(billboards have been done with 12 mpx files), which sets up a usage contradiction.
I see this system for cropping and wider tonal ranges.

Link | Posted on Oct 16, 2019 at 05:18 UTC
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Mark Turney: AI ~ helping promote creative laziness, software dependence and ensuring boring artistry since the mid-1990’s.

You just described cellphone camera users.

Link | Posted on Oct 16, 2019 at 04:32 UTC
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