VadymA

Lives in Canada Calgary, Canada
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On article A fully loaded iMac Pro will cost you $13,200 (394 comments in total)

I don’t know much about mining crypto currencies, only that they require a lot of computing power, so it sound to me like these new type of machines are made specifically for this market. If they do substantially increase chances of mining a new bitcoin within one year, for example, this is a pretty darn good investment. Again, this is just thinking off the top of my head, feel free correct me if I am wrong.

Link | Posted on Dec 15, 2017 at 14:07 UTC as 16th comment | 3 replies
On article These are the 15 most popular Flickr photos of 2017 (207 comments in total)
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VadymA: Typical Flickr. I knew exactly what I am about to see when I read the title. This is an equivalent of pop music in photography. Nothing wrong with that, they certainly deserve to be best in this category. You want something less pop-culture or mainstream? There are other venues and awards for that.

Yes, I actually wanted to mention this but didn’t want to make it too long. One can certainly find something appealing to any taste on Flickr or Instagram, just maybe not among top 100 sweet eye candies shown here. I like pop music or sweet deserts, but in strict moderation. Same here - seeing one or two a day of those samples make me feel good, but flipping through all 15 of them almost made me nauseous.

Link | Posted on Dec 10, 2017 at 19:31 UTC
On article These are the 15 most popular Flickr photos of 2017 (207 comments in total)

Typical Flickr. I knew exactly what I am about to see when I read the title. This is an equivalent of pop music in photography. Nothing wrong with that, they certainly deserve to be best in this category. You want something less pop-culture or mainstream? There are other venues and awards for that.

Link | Posted on Dec 10, 2017 at 08:21 UTC as 13th comment | 4 replies
On article 2017 Buying Guide: Best cameras under $1500 (59 comments in total)

It is nice to see my J5 leading the pack on the cover picture :) Probably the photo-editor’s secret choice ;)

Link | Posted on Dec 4, 2017 at 20:34 UTC as 5th comment

In your face, all you bokeh lovers :)))))

Link | Posted on Nov 24, 2017 at 06:55 UTC as 26th comment
On article DJI AeroScope demo shows drone tracking tech in action (32 comments in total)

Should also come with optional anti-drone missile launcher in another box...

Link | Posted on Nov 21, 2017 at 06:39 UTC as 11th comment
On article Sigma's new 16mm F1.4 will cost $450, ships this month (359 comments in total)

I understand the hypnotic appeal of f1.4 number for photography crowd, and why Sigma is trying to position it lenses in this niche and not worried about almost ridiculous increase in lens size, but is it really necessary for wide angle? I find when I use wide angle, even with f2.8 fixed aperture, I try to stop down as much as I can to keep most of the frame in focus. Isn't it the whole point of wide angle - to make the surrounding environment part of the composition, even for portraits? For those reasons, I find a good OS much more important for wide angle than the blurry “byproduct” of larger aperture. So other than price, I don’t see much of an appeal in this lens.

Link | Posted on Nov 10, 2017 at 14:05 UTC as 24th comment | 4 replies
On photo DC meet Deer in the My beautiful cat (domestic only) challenge (2 comments in total)

That is a rare catch. How did this encounter end?

Link | Posted on Nov 9, 2017 at 13:52 UTC as 1st comment | 1 reply
On article Panasonic Lumix G9 sample gallery (145 comments in total)
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VadymA: I still don't like Panasonic colors.

And regarding processing raw, there is a “processed to taste” picture in the gallery where you can see how they tried to get rid of that tinted glass look, and the result is just as bleak. Again, maybe you can get something pleasant eventipually, but why bother if you can get it almost sooc with Canicons.

Link | Posted on Nov 9, 2017 at 12:26 UTC
On article Panasonic Lumix G9 sample gallery (145 comments in total)
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VadymA: I still don't like Panasonic colors.

Regarding Seattle colors, yes Panasonic colors to me look too “natural” and “thin”, without classic DSLR richness and vibrancy we used to see from Nikon and Canon. I used to have both Pana and Nikon and did a side-by-side comparison between them and found that while Pana look “normal” stand alone, side-by-side it looked like shot through a tinted glass. I see the same tinted glass quality in these shots. I am sure, Canicon would look different, especially the older models. I just like that look better.

Link | Posted on Nov 9, 2017 at 12:20 UTC
On article Panasonic Lumix G9 sample gallery (145 comments in total)

I still don't like Panasonic colors.

Link | Posted on Nov 8, 2017 at 19:40 UTC as 26th comment | 7 replies
On article Sony a7R III sample gallery (259 comments in total)

I don't like Sony colors.

Link | Posted on Oct 26, 2017 at 15:06 UTC as 74th comment | 11 replies
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Zoom Zoom Zoom: :
The real tragedy of it all, is that soon we dont need to bother taking pictures at all anymore what so ever. As everything gets more manipulated and faked out, the act of taking a picture of anything for the purpose of portraying any kind of reality, becomes pure obsolescence. We just need 3D to be come better and eventually good enough to compose any image with whatever elements we want in it.

And hey, I have nothing against it and progress surely is inevitable. Just that the time is soon coming to call "photography" something else as it irreversibly fades out from what it once meant or was supposed to be.

Yes, "authentic" photography may become a niche, however, such status might amplify its appeal to some of us who like "swimming against the current". Kind of like film photography now, or vinyl discs in music. So I think real photography will survive.

Link | Posted on Oct 22, 2017 at 15:30 UTC

To me, this is no different from adding artificial flavours and colors to food. As long it is "stated on the label", I see no problem with it. The problem of course that, unlike food packaging, there is no full disclosure of the degree of manipulation with photographs right now. I think a simple scale of what percentage of the image content was "artificially added" would be a fair addition to the exif data. Yes, I know exif data could be altered or erased, blah, blah. Still, I think we would all feel better if we had some sort of way of knowing whether it is an "organic" or "processed with artificial additives" photograph.

Link | Posted on Oct 22, 2017 at 06:52 UTC as 37th comment
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breschdlingsgsaelz: What's all this crap with the "monchrome 20MP" sensor that does not deliver good results? Why can't they just add a second lens with a longer focal length and fully capable sensor? Are these knock-off manufacturers all too dumb to copy the good stuff from apple? In this case even the prices is completely ridiculous. Good luck selling the device for this price.

It is now more than a year since apple introduced the dual lens setup and still no android phone is in sight that comes close. I would really like to have a usable camera in a smartphone but do not want to spend $1.000 for it.

I have no idea what they use 20mp monochrome sensor for, but just to speculate, is it possible that they are trying to emulate human eye functionality? Approximately 80% of eye sensors are monochrome, this is why we see in the dark with muted or no colors but without noise either. So maybe they are trying to overcome noise problem in low light using help from monochrome sensor. Again, this is just a thought.

Link | Posted on Oct 17, 2017 at 13:32 UTC
On article iPhone 8 Plus sample gallery (203 comments in total)
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rwbaron: To each their own but in decent light these smart phone cameras do an amazing job for their intended use (screen and social media). A few years back I took a photo with my iPhone 5 of my mother enjoying a sundae on a park bench. When she passed away I was looking for photos of her and printed that image at 8x10 on my Canon Pixma Pro-100 and even on close scrutiny one wouldn't know it wasn't from a dedicated digital camera. Sharp, great color and no grain and many people commented on how nice a photo it was and couldn't believe it was from my phone.
Thanks Apple for giving us a great tool to capture what's important in our lives.

I agree with your statement, especially with the intended use part. Which for 90% of population fits perfectly into iPhone capabilities. This is no different from film era when most people used cheap P&S soap-shaped cameras with fixed lenses. Only probably 10% opted for DSLR's. Why, since they used the same film as a cheap P&S? My answer is features more than IQ. Fast glass, high speed, long lenses, macro, etc. None of it was available in P&S, none of it is available in iPhone either. So nothing's changed really. For the 10%, we still need dedicated cameras today like we did 30 years ago ;)

Link | Posted on Oct 13, 2017 at 23:01 UTC
On article iPhone 8 Plus sample gallery (203 comments in total)

People, stop complaining about IQ. It is a simple point and shoot device. Not even an advanced point and shoot despite some software gimmicks. It probably costs like 20% of the rest of the phone. So for this type of device, it is quite good.

Link | Posted on Oct 13, 2017 at 21:50 UTC as 34th comment

Thank you Apple for buying this software. Now please DELETE.

Link | Posted on Oct 3, 2017 at 01:50 UTC as 16th comment | 2 replies

I don't believe it was handheld, and even if it was, it was definitely with stabilizer in the same hand and who know what kind of light support behind him. Didn't DPR mentioned about tricks videographers do for such "shot with IPhone" promo videos?

Link | Posted on Sep 28, 2017 at 05:39 UTC as 36th comment | 1 reply

Awesome skills, but I wish he found better way to apply them. It can literally help save lives, not to endanger them.

Link | Posted on Sep 26, 2017 at 07:22 UTC as 51st comment
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