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Amateur photographer and creative professional techie who appreciates photography, innovation and a quick, clean UI. Day job as a senior Product Manager.


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On article Leica T (Typ 701) First Impressions Review (2257 comments in total)

Why all the excitement? It's just a point and shoot.

The economy must be doing better than we thought.

Link | Posted on May 1, 2014 at 05:56 UTC as 323rd comment | 4 replies
On article Sigma 50mm F1.4 DG HSM review (592 comments in total)
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Mais78: The new Sigma lenses are very good optically and shine in lab tests. But as a owner of a Sigma 35mm f1.4 who went through 3 copies I can tell you that in real life the AF is hit and miss and certainly you cannot trust any focus point that is not the central one.

And my experience was entirely different. It's the best lens I own.

Link | Posted on May 1, 2014 at 04:33 UTC
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///M: not cheap either

Do photographers get their fair share of "not cheap"?

Link | Posted on Apr 28, 2014 at 17:40 UTC
On article Get more accurate color with camera calibration (242 comments in total)
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Glen Barrington: How does that work with raw? Isn't it just a way to create presets that would be applied at load time? Over time, don't we all pretty much create presets that are applied at load time? I'm not saying this is a useless product category, not at all, but I am saying this seems to be a ways to automate and produce more quickly, what we already are doing. I don't see how it can be anything else!

If someone knows how this differs, I'm willing to listen. . .

I use it in Raw. For me, there are two things that just don't look right unless I load the Colorchecker profile: skin tones and the greens in landscapes.

Yeah, I get it pretty good by eye, but its a lot less work with the Colorchecker. The only thing is that you have to have your exposure pretty much spot on and don't touch the blacks or everything comes out oversaturated.

Link | Posted on Apr 28, 2014 at 17:38 UTC
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AV Janus: Where is the settlement that inspired the photo No.10 located and called?
It look unreal. :-)

It is unreal. Category "Altered Images".

Nice artwork tho.

Link | Posted on Apr 26, 2014 at 15:06 UTC
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Hugo808: What on Earth is going on in #10? Looks positively hallucinogenic. Not a real place surely?

It's in the "altered images" (Photoshop) category. Nice piece of art, but ... you know.

Link | Posted on Apr 26, 2014 at 14:52 UTC
On article 1939: England in Color (part 1) (222 comments in total)

I really enjoyed this. Your great uncle was a great photographer.

Link | Posted on Apr 26, 2014 at 03:54 UTC as 81st comment
On article Nikon D3300 Review (251 comments in total)
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Richard Murdey: The D3300 is a solid camera. As the review states, though, times they are a-changin'. Is it better than, or does it even have a reason to exist next to, mirrorless cameras carrying a similar price and feature set? That is the question...

With each generation, the entry level dSLR becomes harder and harder to recommend to people just looking for a casual camera with good image quality.

Once it was a no-brainer: "Yeah, get a D40. Sure, the D60. The D3000, definitely." Today... no. I wouldn't. I can't even in all honesty imagine what kind of person I would recommend the D3300, or even its discounted predecessor, the D3200, to.

I bet ten rolls of Ilford that it focuses faster and the battery lasts longer than any mirrorless. Cheaper than most too.

A mirror is a feature.

Link | Posted on Apr 25, 2014 at 17:50 UTC
On article Lost 1960s moon photos recovered from analog tapes (41 comments in total)

Wow. I'm glad there are such dedicated hackers on the planet.

Link | Posted on Apr 25, 2014 at 15:14 UTC as 8th comment
On article Nikon D3300 Review (251 comments in total)
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KW Phua: Half cooked RAW resulted in poor jpeg. You can't find detail in hi ISO jpeg, except Canon.

What? Canon ruins details more than any manufacturer except maybe Fuji with waaay too aggressive noise reduction.

Link | Posted on Apr 22, 2014 at 16:33 UTC
On article Nikon D3300 Review (251 comments in total)
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brycesteiner: I can't believe they are still putting this out? Mirrorless is so far ahead of the game. Nikon, where is your innovation?

Mirrorless is still lacking in focusing speed, startup speed and battery life.

Link | Posted on Apr 22, 2014 at 06:03 UTC
On article In photos: 'Paris in the Springtime' (71 comments in total)
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tabloid: I stand to be corrected.

Was this picture taken whilst France was under Nazi occupation. (and collaboration).

Dates are under the photos. None of them were made during the occupation.

Link | Posted on Apr 20, 2014 at 15:46 UTC
On article Hands on with the Pentax 645Z (706 comments in total)
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Jurka: I think it is "crop" medium format, only slightly larger than conventional ff cameras.

It's the same as offerings from Phase One.

This camera offers a lot for the price.

Link | Posted on Apr 18, 2014 at 19:57 UTC
On article Sigma 50mm F1.4 DG HSM review (592 comments in total)
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vesa1tahti: Almost as good as Nikkor 35mm/1,8 DX lens.

That doesn't make any sense whatsoever.

Link | Posted on Apr 18, 2014 at 16:45 UTC
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Liviu Namolovan: Judging by these photos, a verry good lens! Almost a Zeissness rendering. Messy/busy bokeh?! Now that's an exageration!

Sigma 35/1.4 has the best bokeh among lenses that can autofocus.

Link | Posted on Apr 18, 2014 at 05:12 UTC
On article Fujifilm X-T1 Review (657 comments in total)
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AKH: Hmm. this is a camera I'm potentially interested in. It looks really great, but I'm sorry to say that the image gallery does not in anyway reflect the high Gold Medal rating - it actually cooled my interest in this camera considerably.

After a brief love affair with the X100s (too slow to do ANYTHING) I have to say that the JPEGs out of camera from Fuji are the best I've ever seen. I usually shot Raw + JPEG and ended up keeping the JPEG because it was just so awesome. I've never seen such colors from any other manufacturer.

Link | Posted on Apr 14, 2014 at 16:30 UTC
On article Blood moon eclipse: Night of April 14-15 (64 comments in total)

It looks like the next chance in Europe will be Sept. 2015:

Link | Posted on Apr 13, 2014 at 08:32 UTC as 19th comment | 1 reply
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Richard Franiec: It is really refreshing and encouraging to see the smaller player like Sigma to go toe to toe with the legend like Zeiss. For fraction of the price.
I'm watching recent Sigma's unpretentious approach to their new product with awe.

This lens among the other Art Series lenses should serve as a bucket of an ice water on the heads of disillusioned profiteers from major brands.


Yes, because Canon and Nikon have a bunch of primes with IS/VR

Link | Posted on Apr 11, 2014 at 16:08 UTC
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Jogger: Im sure its a fine lens, but, 50mm is such a boring focal length. Not wide enough to capture the atmosphere and too short for intimate subject captures. The only reason 50mm primes were popular in the past because it was such a simple and cheap lens to manufacture and bundle with SLRs.

@Ron A
I'm not sure this weight puts it in the "walk-around" category for me. Still, I'm probably buying.

Link | Posted on Apr 11, 2014 at 14:46 UTC
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InTheMist: I don't see the need to rush out another 18-300.

So, it's a bit cheaper and slower than the "old" one. Am I missing something?

Thanks ppastoris. I can see how this would be important to Nikon's target market.

Link | Posted on Apr 11, 2014 at 05:49 UTC
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