VadymA

Lives in Canada Calgary, Canada
Joined on Jul 31, 2009

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Trundling: How to get featured on DPR? Get an absurdly old technology camera, yap about "relationship between the subject and the photographer", drone on and on about "why I press the shutter", whine about how modern photographers buy their expensive cameras, and VOILA - you're a star. Until, of course, they find a janitor who uses a shoe box as a photo camera and a welding machine as a flash.

And it would all be fine. DPR is hardly a serious photography website and those movies come and go faster than gay footballers. The problem is that his photography is the exact opposite of what he's saying. A racing car crash, a group of children in some national costumes, a woman looking lustfully into the camera. WHAT'S NEW!? And the question goes way beyond this man. Can modern photographers actually make a good photo? One that wouldn't show blood or a fight or shark's teeth, but would be so great that you would just stare at it speechless. I miss the last time I had that feeling.

I agree about the conflict between the words and the sample images shown in the video. But this is just lack of video editing. What the guy says makes total sense. He didn't try to get featured on DPR, DPR just picked this video from Vimeo. And that absurd old camera can do things that could not be replicated with any other type of camera. And I am not talking about resolution or IQ. If you don't believe me, just look at my today's post on a Pro Forum exactly on this subject. It is fascinating staff.

Link | Posted on Jul 10, 2017 at 07:43 UTC
On article SainSonic launches 50mm F1.1 lens for APS-C cameras (252 comments in total)
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Jonathan Sabin: Due to my inability to read Thai, I can't really tell what's being said about it, but there ARE a bunch of sample photos taken with this lens...

https://pantip.com/topic/35416488

Bokeh is rather busy, not "creamy" at all even at 1.1. Not attractive. I am not a Canon/Sony shooter, all I know is that many Nikon MF lenses would do better than this lens for the same price. I would assume the same would be true, at least for Canon. But maybe there are less options for Sony/Canon because of newer mounts.

Link | Posted on Jul 7, 2017 at 21:35 UTC
On article Simple demo shows the power of a polarizing filter (134 comments in total)

I should get one to try. I wish they made them magnetic for easy mounting. Or maybe there are some?

Link | Posted on Jul 4, 2017 at 07:05 UTC as 13th comment | 3 replies

Before iPhone, or any smartphone, there were photographers and point-and-shooters. I don't think that changed at all now.

Link | Posted on Jun 30, 2017 at 14:06 UTC as 36th comment
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VadymA: Steve Job's dream was to "make a dent in the Universe" and he certainly did. With his vision for iPhone and iPad he completely changed the way we browse Internet, find directions, learn, read, and yes take pictures. Almost ten years since he's gone and there was nothing as revolutionary in consumer electeoncics as those two Apple devices. Not even from Apple themselves. I am sure without his vision for an iPhone, we would still be punching buttons on BlackBerries...

Can you show me a device that is not a cheaper replica of an iPhone or iPad?

Link | Posted on Jun 30, 2017 at 13:57 UTC
On article Sony a9 banding issue: fact or fiction? (735 comments in total)

No worries, Sony will release an even faster, better camera with awesome new mount, lenses and features like in six months maybe...

Link | Posted on Jun 30, 2017 at 13:53 UTC as 75th comment

Steve Job's dream was to "make a dent in the Universe" and he certainly did. With his vision for iPhone and iPad he completely changed the way we browse Internet, find directions, learn, read, and yes take pictures. Almost ten years since he's gone and there was nothing as revolutionary in consumer electeoncics as those two Apple devices. Not even from Apple themselves. I am sure without his vision for an iPhone, we would still be punching buttons on BlackBerries...

Link | Posted on Jun 30, 2017 at 03:04 UTC as 58th comment | 11 replies
On article Finishing the line: Nikon 28mm F1.4E ED sample gallery (125 comments in total)
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VadymA: Very nice pictures. Now Nikon, let's add 10 1.2, 18 1.2, and 25 1.2 to a great 32 1.2 for N1 as well :)

Why? If they can make 32 1.2, why not 10 1.2? I am talking about N1 not FF here.

Link | Posted on Jun 28, 2017 at 03:51 UTC
On article Finishing the line: Nikon 28mm F1.4E ED sample gallery (125 comments in total)

Very nice pictures. Now Nikon, let's add 10 1.2, 18 1.2, and 25 1.2 to a great 32 1.2 for N1 as well :)

Link | Posted on Jun 27, 2017 at 18:43 UTC as 15th comment | 2 replies

The owner didn't know that Rex was a Sony fan :)

Link | Posted on Jun 26, 2017 at 20:54 UTC as 52nd comment

Another priceless relic for the museum of useless smartphone gadgets.

Link | Posted on Jun 26, 2017 at 13:13 UTC as 39th comment

Should be a great upgrade for my D300 since D500 is out of my budget. Frame rate and buffer are great for kids sports, which is what I used D300 95% of the time. I am sure low light results are much better than D300 as well. In good light though, the results look very similar, not counting resolution of course, so I might stick to my D300 and wait for a promised APS-C MILC instead ;-)

Link | Posted on Jun 8, 2017 at 18:02 UTC as 6th comment
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Cloud LostItAll: First off I would like to say good work (design & build).
I have more technical & ergonomic questions about the rig:
1. How are you viewing what you are shooting? ( the back of the camera seems really close to ones/user's eye.)
2. How is one triggering the shutter? (mechanical or electrical)
3. Since this seems to be a two handed rig, how is it to make adjustments to the camera when shooting conditions change?
4. Question on the use of lead acid/gel cell motorcycle size battery vs power bank with 18650 batteries for your power source? (it would be lighter to use the 18650's, no.)
5. The shoulder mounts that attach to the rig, Are they mounted in back/rear (towards the wheels) of the Center of Gravity (CG) of the rig, or at the CG? If mounted behind/back/rear how much weight (or percentage of total weight) is the user holding up with their arms?

Not sure if the owner of the rig is answering on this thread. It looks like a remote release is mounted on the lefthand handle. And I would assume the rig is well balanced to take right hand off the handle to make settings adjustments. No matter how well it is balanced, it is still a heavy load for the shoulders, so I would attach 30-50 helium air balloons to it to counter the weight ;)

Link | Posted on Jun 7, 2017 at 19:39 UTC
On article First shots from new Nikon 28mm F1.4E ED (224 comments in total)
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VadymA: 28mm and 1.4 don't match very well for portraits, way too much out of focus area comparing to main subject. Feels like a bowl of spaghetti with only one meatball, just not balanced to taste. I can see usefulness of 1.4 for low light interior shots and there are some good examples there. But surprisingly most samples are portraits with overwhelming amount of bokeh which almost gives me nausea.

Regarding the lens itself, great lens I am sure, but too close to 24 and 35 to justify degree of priority for Nikon. I am sure if they didn't make it, no one would ever complain.

Yeah, but even Mr. McCurry preferred something like 24-70 in later days, which adds to my point that this lens wouldn't be missed if it was never released due to plenty of descent alternatives. It just frustrates me that every recent news from Nikon is either boring or plain disappointing. They continue worshiping the Mirror God and pretend that nothing else matters.

Link | Posted on Jun 2, 2017 at 14:20 UTC
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polarbear1010: Isn't that kind of false advertising to show that shallow depth of field shot in the frisbee picture? No way this camera was capable of that

Same here :) I had to read the entire article after I saw this picture hoping to find out how Sony was able to create shallow DOF through in camera processing in 2005.

Link | Posted on Jun 2, 2017 at 05:40 UTC
On article First shots from new Nikon 28mm F1.4E ED (224 comments in total)

28mm and 1.4 don't match very well for portraits, way too much out of focus area comparing to main subject. Feels like a bowl of spaghetti with only one meatball, just not balanced to taste. I can see usefulness of 1.4 for low light interior shots and there are some good examples there. But surprisingly most samples are portraits with overwhelming amount of bokeh which almost gives me nausea.

Regarding the lens itself, great lens I am sure, but too close to 24 and 35 to justify degree of priority for Nikon. I am sure if they didn't make it, no one would ever complain.

Link | Posted on Jun 2, 2017 at 05:36 UTC as 37th comment | 3 replies

I need a rugged camera for this summer trips and as Nikon shooter I had high hopes that Nikon would come up with something special in this segment to gain market share. I think among compact P&S cameras this is probably one area that can still stand up well agains cell phones. But looks like Nikon wants to continue stick to its guts of neglecting anything that doesn't have a mirror in it. Disappointing again.

Link | Posted on May 31, 2017 at 14:35 UTC as 15th comment
On article Sony FE 12-24mm F4 G sample gallery (60 comments in total)

Hmm, on my iPhone they look too much like my iPhone pictures. At least color wise. I gues I don't like Sony Color's. Too much blue, which is common among small sensor cameras. Somehow Nikon and Canon FF images tend to look more rich. Just my personal onbservation.

Link | Posted on May 18, 2017 at 01:12 UTC as 7th comment | 4 replies

I am confused with this statement: "The design of the zoom controller is now more traditional, though in initial use we found that even a grain of sand can cause it to stick." This camera should be able to survive in dust, sand, mud, etc, shouldn't it? Hope it is not that bad as described...

Link | Posted on May 17, 2017 at 18:45 UTC as 39th comment | 1 reply
On article Shiftcam is a 6-in-1 lens case for the iPhone 7 Plus (3 comments in total)

If this product sparks even slightest interest in you, just get yourself a good dedicated camera.

Link | Posted on May 16, 2017 at 03:55 UTC as 1st comment
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