Karroly

Lives in France Grenoble, France
Joined on Jan 13, 2009

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rrccad: the micro contrast and color of the trees looks absolutely f'king horrid.

was this supposed to be an example of good technique? or just another half baked article showing a technique that is best served used sparingly and when you absolutely really need to use it.

there's no reason in the world why this should not be blended or using a grad filter to look far more reasonable of an image.

If you want to show to someone how much room there is in the shadows of a RAW file, you have to pull up the shadows up to the limit where noise appears. This is like when you want to know how much pressure you can apply to something before it breaks. You have no other choice than to stress it...until it breaks ! Hopefully, the RAW file was not damaged by this test ;-)
You insist of comparing pulling shadows versus bracketing.
I still think you did not undertand at all the intent of this article. This is RAW versus JPEG here... The point of DPR is not to promote a single RAW shot anytime, anywhere... And bracketing+merge shows its limit when the suject is moving. OK, nothing moved during this eclipse shot, but again, the intent was to show the DR of the sensor...

Link | Posted on Aug 23, 2017 at 21:11 UTC
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Raist3d: Always shoot raw? No please. Some new agencies now require JPEGs- so please don't spread the one size fits all mentality.

"Always shoot raw? No please. Some new agencies now require JPEGs- so please don't spread the one size fits all mentality"
So you think the vast majority of photographers (and DPR readers) are pro ?
LOL...

Link | Posted on Aug 23, 2017 at 20:45 UTC
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rrccad: the micro contrast and color of the trees looks absolutely f'king horrid.

was this supposed to be an example of good technique? or just another half baked article showing a technique that is best served used sparingly and when you absolutely really need to use it.

there's no reason in the world why this should not be blended or using a grad filter to look far more reasonable of an image.

"this means they are making a suggestion that this *IS* preferred or considered adequate technique."
You try to read between the lines. When DPR says "always shoot RAW", this does not mean that the shadows should be pulled like in this example, nor that this is better than bracketing+merge. Their conclusion is just this : RAW offers much more room to recover details in the shadows than before, so shoot RAW rather than JPEG.

Link | Posted on Aug 23, 2017 at 20:22 UTC
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rrccad: the micro contrast and color of the trees looks absolutely f'king horrid.

was this supposed to be an example of good technique? or just another half baked article showing a technique that is best served used sparingly and when you absolutely really need to use it.

there's no reason in the world why this should not be blended or using a grad filter to look far more reasonable of an image.

"was this supposed to be an example of good technique?"
No, it was not, and the title is clear : to show the DR of today's sensors. That's all...

Link | Posted on Aug 23, 2017 at 17:54 UTC
On article Don't buy another lens, buy a flash instead (316 comments in total)
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TMHKR: Nope, ordered a nifty fifty. Never been much into flash photography anyway.

@StevoPhilo,
Choosing flash versus no flash is not exclusively a question of bettering oneself. It is either a question of taste, from an artistic point of view, or a question of getting a better result when technical quality matters. Note that I make a difference between the use of a single flash, bounced or not, and the use of several flashes or strobes to create a unique and beautiful lighting that can be considered as art. Technical quality is not always mandatory for an artist. An artist with one black crayon makes beautiful drawings when I draw crap with a 24-crayon pack...

Link | Posted on Aug 23, 2017 at 16:35 UTC

Sony 30, Canon 25, Nikon 17...
Canon won three times (pics #4, 9, 12), Nikon won one time (pic #11)

Link | Posted on Aug 23, 2017 at 14:23 UTC as 74th comment
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Richard Murdey: One does not simply enter production of a full-frame mirrorless camera.

"They had to team up with a manufacturer from Japan or (West) Germany"
There is no (West) nor (East) Germany. The wall has fallen...

Link | Posted on Aug 22, 2017 at 01:48 UTC
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scrane: Obviously it can't compete with Nikon , because...

So far, none of them exists. So at this stage, I would say they are pretty equivalent...

Link | Posted on Aug 22, 2017 at 01:46 UTC
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Rambalac: Very likely it will be some cheep Chinese crap with Zenit lable, as most of modern "Russian" goods.
And as I remember Zenit trademark was sold to China.

So what ? There is no low-end FF MILC so far. So this is a rather good news.
Although it looks like a full eclipse news... So strange things happen during a full eclipse, you know...
I do not understand people like you who negatively criticize a product that is not yet here to be benchmarked and does not even have a specification sheet.

Link | Posted on Aug 22, 2017 at 01:43 UTC
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Triplet Perar: Most comments on this thread are beyond appalling. At least an old Russian optical company is entering the traditional end-user camera business again, which is formidable and respectful, considering they indeed have a history and legacy. Which US optical company is entering the end-user camera business again?
My guess, and nothing but unconfirmed guess, is that they have teamed up with Ricoh/Pentax. Even historically it makes sense, since way back in the past, many Zenit cameras were Asahi's clones, as both manufactures had access to same patents.

Triplet,
Why would Japan have acquired all West German patents for free as a result of the dissection of Germany ? Germany and Japan were allied and the losers of WW2...

Link | Posted on Aug 22, 2017 at 01:25 UTC
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dbronson: A fill flash would have helped light up the ISS...amateurs.

They read the DPR article "Don't buy another lens, buy a flash instead" too late...

Link | Posted on Aug 22, 2017 at 01:11 UTC
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Karroly: How much time does it take for the ISS to cross the solar disk ? As it is a 16 s video, recorded at 1,500 fps and played back at 30 fps I suppose, I guess this is something around 0.3 s.
Am I right ?

I did the same calculation than you and gave a rounded result. So your comment does not really help. I asked in case there are some hidden parameters and the 0.3 s time is wrong...

Link | Posted on Aug 22, 2017 at 01:03 UTC

How much time does it take for the ISS to cross the solar disk ? As it is a 16 s video, recorded at 1,500 fps and played back at 30 fps I suppose, I guess this is something around 0.3 s.
Am I right ?

Link | Posted on Aug 22, 2017 at 00:13 UTC as 33rd comment | 6 replies
On article Don't buy another lens, buy a flash instead (316 comments in total)
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fyngyrz: Forget flashes, buy a 6D and learn to work with natural light. :)

EDIT: I consider shooting with flash - basically only viable for close subject matter, astro is something else - as basically taking a picture of how the light wasn't, and how the scene wasn't perceived by the human eye. That's not for me. I'm not saying it isn't for others. I like taking pictures of the world as it is, at least within the bounds of my equipment and my skills.

Which is not to say I'm all that successful at it, but that's my aim.

I never use a flashgun.
I prefer natural light, too. Like a thunderbolt... ;-)

Link | Posted on Aug 21, 2017 at 23:59 UTC
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TMHKR: Nope, ordered a nifty fifty. Never been much into flash photography anyway.

It is really strange. There are always some people who, after having discovered how uselful a tool can be for them, feel themselves obliged to convince other people to use it. And if they fail to convince, they conclude those other people are dumb.
yahoo2u, are you just here to be arrogant and rude ?

Link | Posted on Aug 21, 2017 at 23:49 UTC
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Dee Fitch: I did a screen shot of the pic wirh my phone. It's mine now.

"quality is just as good in all but low light and that doesn't happen often anyway"
I do not quite agree. It happens more often than you think, IMHO. many smartphone shots are social snapshots taken indoor or in the evening...

Link | Posted on Aug 21, 2017 at 23:02 UTC
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dccdp: So, you don't have to be smart in order to get rich?

You must not be smart to get rich...

Link | Posted on Aug 21, 2017 at 05:56 UTC
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Karroly: What is interesting to note about the daguerreotype process, and contrasting with the practices of our capitalistic world, is that the French governement, who acquired the patents, decided to make it free for the world to use it... :-)

The photographers do not need patents to shoot with their cameras.
To make it clear, the French governement bought the patents to prevent a camera/chemical company from buying it, and to make it free.

Link | Posted on Aug 21, 2017 at 02:22 UTC
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maxnimo: What I wonder is what the original photos of Cleopatra, Nefertiti, Helen of Troy, Ishtar and Jesus would be worth.

Problem : we have not found anything left by the Atlantians so far...

Link | Posted on Aug 20, 2017 at 19:52 UTC
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Father Bouvier: Here is a better picture: http://cdn.all-that-is-interesting.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/john-quincy-adams-1843-first-presidential-photograph.jpg

In other words, it is easy to guess the picture in this thread, where Adams is not mirrored (like on a today shot), which is black and white, is a somewhat retouched copy of a daguerreotype. But the picture in this article is a "faithful" copy of a daguerreotype. So Adams is mirrored on this one, like on the original daguerreotype.
It is also easy to see that these two daguerreotypes were shot during the same session. And one can understand why the one in this article was lost for a long time. It was the "bad" shot : the hands of Adams are blurred...

Link | Posted on Aug 20, 2017 at 03:20 UTC
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