Gediminas 8

Joined on Nov 11, 2002
About me:

Cameras:

- Chaika 3
- Agat 18K
- Zenit ET
- Fujifilm DL-190
- Canon Prima Super 115
- Canon EOS 30
- Canon PowerShot G3
- Canon EOS 20D
- Sony Mavica FD73
- Canon PowerShot A610
- Canon EOS 40D
- Fujifilm X-E1
- Nikon Coolpix A900

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Richard Hopkins: It's worse than it looks. Smartphones have not only killed camera sales, they've destroyed the value of photography. Where's the magic when anyone can do it, and everybody does? Smartphones have made it cheap (effectively free), unbelievably easy, and ubiquitous.

Photographers used to be cool, professionals could earn a good living, and cameras were aspirational possessions. Now we're more nerdy old geeks than cool, professionals are out of work, and nobody needs a clunking great camera that's a PITA to use when their smartphone does more of what they want anyway.

IMHO only a few niche areas will remain, where smartphones and their users will find things difficult. Those subjects and techniques that require expensive additional equipment, extra skills, and dedicated time and effort. Such as sport (long lenses), wildlife (expensive long lenses, time, fieldcraft), studio work (lighting gear).

FWIW, I've just invested several £k in Godox battery-powered flash kit :)

...yet quality work gets drowned in the noise of all these blogs.

Link | Posted on Feb 5, 2020 at 15:45 UTC
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Kharan: I like it. It fixes most of the stuff that bothered me on the P900, and the P1000 is just too ridiculously massive to be worth it for me.

I don't need any of the improvements over the P900 and would rather like the latter to become cheaper so that I can finally get it as a toy.

Link | Posted on Jan 8, 2020 at 12:06 UTC
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fatdeeman: Fully endorsed by the flat earth society who don't seem to understand that zooming in on a distant ship that has become invisible to the naked eye due to it's distance does not mean you have "pulled it back over the fake horizon"

Are flat earth theorists really as big part of US everyday life as the internet depicts them?

Link | Posted on Jan 8, 2020 at 12:05 UTC

"Keep the dream alive" begs the questions "Whose dream?" and "Why should I be paying for it?".

Link | Posted on Dec 21, 2019 at 14:24 UTC as 50th comment | 1 reply
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MarshallG: I bet some engineers at Canon just tore all their hair out.

... or maybe all engineers tore some of their hair out.

Link | Posted on Jul 16, 2019 at 15:22 UTC

Beautiful, refreshing and no need for lengthy pseudo-scientific blabber such as regularly posted here by a certain landscape photographer.

Link | Posted on Nov 10, 2018 at 11:06 UTC as 29th comment
On article Fujifilm X-T3 Review (2480 comments in total)
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racin06: Not so good for: "Sports shooting at the highest levels." There will no doubt be plenty of sports and wildlife shot with the X-T3 and by some pros. Not sure what "highest levels" means. Also, a friend and I tested his D500 against my X-T3 and the X-T3 wins in the AF and AF tracking department. The difference is noticeable and the keeper rate is higher on the X-T3 when burst shooting.

"Not sure what "highest levels" means. "

Running children?

Link | Posted on Oct 23, 2018 at 07:57 UTC
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gaul: My telco operator gives me this Huawei Mate 20 Pro for 0.99 EUR

Probably reflects the resale value of it in 6 months

Typical Android so-called flagship

Probably reflects the money your operator is helping its customers part with.

Link | Posted on Oct 17, 2018 at 11:35 UTC
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Magnar W: Warning! Some male photographers here might feel overridden and oppressed! :-)

Magnar W, I am for equal treatment of both sexes, therefore yes, I have a problem with excluding half of the population no matter on which grounds.

Link | Posted on Oct 9, 2018 at 11:03 UTC
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Magnar W: Warning! Some male photographers here might feel overridden and oppressed! :-)

If anything is pathetic it's sex discrimination encouraged by you, as your original post shows. If you can't see it, says a lot about how deeply you have been indoctrinated by your "gender equality as long as it favours one gender" environment.

Link | Posted on Oct 9, 2018 at 09:49 UTC
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Magnar W: Warning! Some male photographers here might feel overridden and oppressed! :-)

Magnar, I have no doubts that winning in the oil lottery can finance a lot of things, including a feminist experiment, for a while:)

Link | Posted on Oct 9, 2018 at 08:30 UTC
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Magnar W: Warning! Some male photographers here might feel overridden and oppressed! :-)

Magnar comes from matriarchal Norway. I'm sure there's a law forcing him to make androgynic comments whenever a similar thread comes up:)

Link | Posted on Oct 9, 2018 at 05:33 UTC

Looking for the button "I had it".

Link | Posted on Sep 27, 2018 at 18:37 UTC as 455th comment

Those lenses for the supposedly compact, street-photography-friendly system are a bit like a Mini Cooper making an offroad version to compete with the LandCruisers and LandRovers.

Is Fuji AF really in the same league as the big guys?

Link | Posted on Sep 11, 2018 at 14:17 UTC as 108th comment | 8 replies
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Roland Karlsson: I have a mobile phone. It has a camera (actually two). It is in my pocket, and it is very convenient to use when I have no other camera with me. That is the biggest advantage of a mobile phone camera - that I have it in my pocket. Almost always.

Now, if I need some hip(ster) bag on my hip. And even more containers to carry the utensils to my phone camera, then I would soon think - what am I doing? Why am I not bringing my "real" camera. I have both small and big ones. Cameras that are much more versatile. I can even hang my DSLR around my neck - no probs.

"“hipsters.” They are far more educated and have a natural aversion to dorkness. "

LOL.

Link | Posted on Sep 11, 2018 at 11:00 UTC
On article The Nikon Z system: What we think, where it should go (921 comments in total)
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Gediminas 8: Remind me: what is the great advantage of this new system vs Nikon's own DSLRs? EVF? Silent shutter? (I agree it's useful.) The capability to produce one f/0.95 lens?

As they're not touting compact lens size I assume those are not going to be any smaller than existing ones. Then the whole system will not be substantially smaller than the current one, will it?

All this new gear coming out reminds me of the media evolution: VHS > VCD > DVD > BluRay. With each change you get the unique chance to buy your collection of films anew - like here with lenses - whereas the artistic contents don't change.

Thanks to all who replied. It seems that these are all small nice-to-haves which don't revolutionise photography, just make taking photos a further bit easier.

Because of this, I can't see myself spending thousands on yet another new system when superb equipment exists today and requires no investment, only the will to pick it up and take photos. But I am glad for those who will buy it.

Link | Posted on Aug 25, 2018 at 13:21 UTC
On article The Nikon Z system: What we think, where it should go (921 comments in total)
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GetaGrip: @dpr staff ...

"We're confident in saying that, as of now, the Z 7 is Nikon's most well-rounded camera they've ever produced."

That's a great line!!! - Here you go.... now you can copy and paste that in any article.

"We're confident in saying that, as of now, the [xxx Camera] is [xxx Camerabrand] most well-rounded camera they've ever produced."

Men... when I read it out loud, it's warm, fuzzy and feels like a really soft blanket on the couch.....

But how is it possible then that I feel disappointment everytime I read something about the new Nikon Z6/Z7.... Just asking.

Wrote the same thing before seeing your comment:)

Link | Posted on Aug 24, 2018 at 18:27 UTC
On article The Nikon Z system: What we think, where it should go (921 comments in total)

Remind me: what is the great advantage of this new system vs Nikon's own DSLRs? EVF? Silent shutter? (I agree it's useful.) The capability to produce one f/0.95 lens?

As they're not touting compact lens size I assume those are not going to be any smaller than existing ones. Then the whole system will not be substantially smaller than the current one, will it?

All this new gear coming out reminds me of the media evolution: VHS > VCD > DVD > BluRay. With each change you get the unique chance to buy your collection of films anew - like here with lenses - whereas the artistic contents don't change.

Link | Posted on Aug 24, 2018 at 18:22 UTC as 133rd comment | 9 replies
On article The Nikon Z system: What we think, where it should go (921 comments in total)

"We're confident in saying that, as of now, the Z 7 is Nikon's most well-rounded camera they've ever produced."

What would you do without superlatives?(rolleyes) Especially as I think you said the same about the D850. And I don't remember that camera having as many niggle points as this one.

And anyway, isn't it a bit too early to throw about such categorical statements?

Link | Posted on Aug 24, 2018 at 18:13 UTC as 135th comment | 2 replies

The font makes it seem like a Chinese knockoff of itself.

Link | Posted on Aug 4, 2018 at 09:45 UTC as 23rd comment | 1 reply
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