VadymA

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I don't care about the train tracks issue but I don't like the picture. The woman is standing too far, I wasn't even sure if it was a woman until I read the narrative, her pose is really confusing, the scenery is dull. Since it is on Instagram I assume it was taken with a phone. If that's what people give likes to on Instagram, I don't think I missed too much by not visiting this site.

Link | Posted on Apr 13, 2017 at 00:25 UTC as 193rd comment
On article Nikon announces midrange D7500 DSLR (396 comments in total)
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VadymA: I left a comment yesterday that “people don’t buy DSLR’s anymore” and many readers took it way too literally throwing all sorts of stones at me. I don’t blame them, but nevertheless would like to clarify my point. While D7500 looks like a perfect upgrade for my D300, I was quite disappointed to see this announcement knowing how deep in financial trouble Nikon is. Of course people still buy DSLR’s, but not nearly in enough volumes to make it a viable business. This was always the case, even 15-20 years ago we always heard that the real money are made by both C&N predominantly in P&S market. Now that this market is almost completely taken over by phones, and a big chunk of DSLR market is bitten off by mirrorless and large-sensor compacts, it is disappointing to see that Nikon is not fighting back to regain at least a fraction of that piece of pie. So my comment was mostly tongue-in-cheek pointing to Nikon’s ignorance of other sectors of ever shrinking camera market, that's it.

Nikon overall is profitable but their imaging division is recognizing huge impairment loss this year and undergoing substantial restructuring including cutting back on several already annaunced products. This to me sounds pretty much like deep financial trouble. OMMV of course. I hope I am wrong in any case.

Link | Posted on Apr 13, 2017 at 00:13 UTC
On article Nikon announces midrange D7500 DSLR (396 comments in total)

I left a comment yesterday that “people don’t buy DSLR’s anymore” and many readers took it way too literally throwing all sorts of stones at me. I don’t blame them, but nevertheless would like to clarify my point. While D7500 looks like a perfect upgrade for my D300, I was quite disappointed to see this announcement knowing how deep in financial trouble Nikon is. Of course people still buy DSLR’s, but not nearly in enough volumes to make it a viable business. This was always the case, even 15-20 years ago we always heard that the real money are made by both C&N predominantly in P&S market. Now that this market is almost completely taken over by phones, and a big chunk of DSLR market is bitten off by mirrorless and large-sensor compacts, it is disappointing to see that Nikon is not fighting back to regain at least a fraction of that piece of pie. So my comment was mostly tongue-in-cheek pointing to Nikon’s ignorance of other sectors of ever shrinking camera market, that's it.

Link | Posted on Apr 12, 2017 at 16:12 UTC as 28th comment | 5 replies
On article Nikon announces midrange D7500 DSLR (396 comments in total)

Nikon, wake up. People don't buy DSLR's any more.

Link | Posted on Apr 12, 2017 at 04:53 UTC as 120th comment | 5 replies
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BobT3218: I don't understand how such tiny camera phones produce pics so good compared to our orders of magnitude larger DSLR's etc. DSLR's should blow camera phones out of the water. Are we so bad as photographers that we can't exploit the advantages of DLSR's?

To newe: why compare trucks and cars? Because the result is the same - transportation of a load from point A to point B. The difference is only in the type of load and route conditions. Truck are designed to handle loads and route conditions that are not possible to handle with small cars. Same with cameras. DSLR's or MILC are designed to take pictures which are not possible to take with cellphones. That is so simple that I am starting to believe you are just yanking my chain for fun...

Link | Posted on Apr 1, 2017 at 03:54 UTC
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BobT3218: I don't understand how such tiny camera phones produce pics so good compared to our orders of magnitude larger DSLR's etc. DSLR's should blow camera phones out of the water. Are we so bad as photographers that we can't exploit the advantages of DLSR's?

We need DSLRs because they do different tasks. Why compare a cellphone to a DSLR?

Link | Posted on Apr 1, 2017 at 00:36 UTC
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BobT3218: I don't understand how such tiny camera phones produce pics so good compared to our orders of magnitude larger DSLR's etc. DSLR's should blow camera phones out of the water. Are we so bad as photographers that we can't exploit the advantages of DLSR's?

At 40 mph on a nice clean highway, my $20k car rides as good as any $100k truck. It doesn't mean we don't need trucks anymore.

You are taking the easiest task in photography of taking a snapshot and declaring that DSLR can't do anything better than that. They can do another twenty things that smartphones can't do. Doesn't mean you need those 20 things, just like not everyone needs a $100k truck.

Link | Posted on Mar 31, 2017 at 23:42 UTC

Every new invention in post-processing just makes pure photography even more intriguing for me.

Link | Posted on Mar 28, 2017 at 23:28 UTC as 10th comment | 1 reply
On article The Leica Summaron 28mm F5.6 is old-fashioned fun (189 comments in total)

I think most people who buy it will only use it ones or twice, or most likely never, because they buy it for a different reason. If you don't know that reason, than you don't understand Leica market.

Link | Posted on Mar 26, 2017 at 17:45 UTC as 39th comment
On article Ask the staff: electronic or optical viewfinder? (892 comments in total)
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stormy_weather: Photograhy is about making pictures, two dimensional representations of reality. Your photo will be a good one when you successfully manage to bring this preception of reality into those two dimensions. A feeling of "being there" as optical viewfinders indeed offer it sometimes, does not help. This is not a virtual reality game nor is it a Disney Land visit - "being there" may be a nice feeling but does not help assessing if what you are in, could be a good photo.

Regards,

Sven

Looking with one eye automatically transforms everything into two-dimansional reality. So this is not an issue with OVF.

Link | Posted on Mar 13, 2017 at 13:38 UTC
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DANdeMAN: Oooooh yeah this is "Art" but please don't use the word fine in front of it.
Here are a couple of her "fine" work for you to admire.
First a naked woman with baby and menstrual fluid running down her leg. You can't get more "fine art" than this. http://www.tate.org.uk/art/images/work/P/P78/P78098_10.jpg

Next up. Another naked woman and baby with nappy in a see trough panties.
http://www.tate.org.uk/art/images/work/P/P78/P78097_10.jpg

BTW, you can license those images. Does that mean that they are "commercial" art?
As for the rest of her work from a google search, our parents did exactly the same stuff in the sixties and seventies...

As I mentioned earlier and as it is stated in the article the photographer is recognized for her long-term projects in depicting human transformation. The photo series presented in the article is a great example of this effort. The girl and the woman on each picture is the same person and looking at them as a sequence instead of individually does create a very strong emotional effect. So the images that you are pointing at is most likely only a fraction, or a moment, in a series of images that, like individual words, create a story only when put together.

Link | Posted on Mar 12, 2017 at 05:02 UTC
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Ooxus: The results of the competition show the personal opinion of the jury.
But I'm interested in something else! Does this result help other photographers learn to take pictures?

In my opinion, yes. It shows that finding your artistic vision and individuality and nurturing it regardless of reaction of masses is more important than just learning how to take pictures.

Link | Posted on Mar 12, 2017 at 04:51 UTC

PEOPLE, you really don't get it, do you?! The images are not independent portraits. They are connected into a cohesive story about a girl and her transition through life, which ends where it begins making it a perpetual circle of life. I am not quite sure, but from the article it seems like the series could, in fact, depict the same person. This is a brilliant, beautiful, and inspiring project. Bravo!

Link | Posted on Mar 11, 2017 at 21:33 UTC as 48th comment | 1 reply

Interesting how both consumers and manufacturers of photo gear seems to be hung up on IQ and sharpness these days, yet we never see these categories on the list of photography challenges. :)

Link | Posted on Mar 6, 2017 at 06:39 UTC as 6th comment

Wow, awesome and inspirational. I like how many of them look very natural, beautiful, and emotional at the same time. Almost every picture is telling a story. Even that wet raccoon is telling his story there. Want to see all 70 finalists for sure.

Link | Posted on Mar 5, 2017 at 19:47 UTC as 12th comment | 1 reply

Nikon, haven't you learned anything from your embarrassing "announcements"? Stop yapping and start telling the truth. Tell us NOW what you are planning to do about Nikon 1. Your pathetic and cowardness silence is making us, Nikon users, sick. You've been taking our loyalty for granted for way too long and already paying through the nose for this. It's time to grow some balls and start listening to your customers, not your stupid marketing department, and be honest for once, for crying outloud.

Link | Posted on Mar 1, 2017 at 07:21 UTC as 42nd comment | 2 replies

I'm afraid by the time they finally deliver something in mirrorless most Nikon shooters will be invested in other MILC brands as a compliment to their DSLRs. A revived Nikon 1 is probably the only way to keep Nikon loyalty alive until other models can be brought to production stage. If they blew this, they might not even bother at all and stick with DSLRs until their total extinction.

Link | Posted on Feb 28, 2017 at 13:33 UTC as 101st comment
On article Leica SL Review (1090 comments in total)
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VadymA: People shouldn't criticize the price. Leica is catering to the market where higher price would usually be in the Pros column. It is an important part of exclusivity, which is what Leica is all about. When you are wealthy, exclusivity becomes more important than features. When you are wealthy, you would WANT to pay premium for guaranteed differentiation from the croud. So we should be happy that products like Leica camera still exist in this world, as when you and me become wealthy, we have something unique to choose from :)

You don't need to pretend :) By default it will be in a "rare" category simply because of its price. And remember, I am not saying features are not important, I am saying they are less important than exclusivity. We are talking about high-end products here, where features are pretty much the same more or less across all brands. And this is where exclusivity becomes much more attractive.

Link | Posted on Feb 23, 2017 at 06:24 UTC
On article Leica SL Review (1090 comments in total)
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VadymA: People shouldn't criticize the price. Leica is catering to the market where higher price would usually be in the Pros column. It is an important part of exclusivity, which is what Leica is all about. When you are wealthy, exclusivity becomes more important than features. When you are wealthy, you would WANT to pay premium for guaranteed differentiation from the croud. So we should be happy that products like Leica camera still exist in this world, as when you and me become wealthy, we have something unique to choose from :)

Hmm, narcissism is more about self-admiring of personal appearance, and specifically anatomical features of the body. Desire for exclusive products is probably closer to consumerism, which is usually directly correlated with wealth. Leica knows that very well :)

Link | Posted on Feb 23, 2017 at 05:57 UTC
On article Leica SL Review (1090 comments in total)

People shouldn't criticize the price. Leica is catering to the market where higher price would usually be in the Pros column. It is an important part of exclusivity, which is what Leica is all about. When you are wealthy, exclusivity becomes more important than features. When you are wealthy, you would WANT to pay premium for guaranteed differentiation from the croud. So we should be happy that products like Leica camera still exist in this world, as when you and me become wealthy, we have something unique to choose from :)

Link | Posted on Feb 23, 2017 at 04:54 UTC as 93rd comment | 11 replies
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