VadymA

Lives in Canada Calgary, Canada
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On article CES 2017: Hands-on with the Kodak Super 8 (426 comments in total)
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VisualFX: Kodak is a very bizarre company. Who actually owns them now? Must not be owned by anyone in America. Because this is a really odd product to waste R&D money on, in today's digital age. People don't want junk like this. They want quality products.

Last time I heard the name and the patents were bought by a Chineese investment company. So they are just trying to squeezes as much as they can out of this already very dry fruit. Since the patents are all related to past technology, all they can do is come up with new marketing gimmicks hoping to catch some sort of analog renessance wave and get at least some return on their investment.

Link | Posted on Jan 9, 2017 at 04:57 UTC
On article CES 2017: Hands-on with the Kodak Super 8 (426 comments in total)

Honestly, I don't see a market for this thing. I, personally, would be embarrassed using it in public. What's the catch? Is it super cheap? Is it producing something really special? I don't even remember what super 8 is anymore. Is it supposed to be like vinyl record in music? Can someone shed the light?

Link | Posted on Jan 8, 2017 at 06:49 UTC as 84th comment | 13 replies
On article CES 2017: hands-on with the Canon PowerShot G9 X II (193 comments in total)
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Jay Williams: As photographers, I can't believe you guys are using the idiotic term "selfie" rather than "self portrait." Or maybe I'm the only one who is bothered at the dumbing down of modern day English.

In my view, there is a big difference between self portraits and selfies. Self-portraits are done with proper lighting, proper dressing, camera on a tripod, etc, etc. Selfies are done with smartphones and P&S cameras usually on the go while doing something else not related to photography.

Link | Posted on Jan 7, 2017 at 18:48 UTC

That would be THE most expensive, THE slowest, THE most inconvenient photo service ever. Who on Earth would give money to these people to even try such idea? Probably someone who wants to win a contest for the worst business idea of the century. And who is the target audience? Obviously people smart enough to make extra money to cover hefty monthly fee yet sooooo dumb that they can only operate a camera with one button. Duh. Please someone, tell me it is a joke so that I can restore my fate in human sanity.

Link | Posted on Dec 17, 2016 at 07:05 UTC as 25th comment
On article Sigma releases price and availability for sd Quattro H (370 comments in total)

These cameras are like blue cheese, an acquired taste.

Link | Posted on Dec 17, 2016 at 06:35 UTC as 10th comment | 1 reply

Checked their website, liked the Before images better than After. On the same topic - I suppose 50 years from now there will be filters simulating digital camera look, so shouldn't we appreciate the authentic output of our cameras now, instead of hiding it behind fake and cheap camouflage until suddenly it becomes a "cool" filter on someone's app?

Link | Posted on Nov 29, 2016 at 05:04 UTC as 21st comment | 2 replies
On article LensRentals tests the Nikon 70-200mm F2.8 FL ED (110 comments in total)

I wish Nikon also upgraded their AF-D fast lenses as a less expensive alternative to these price monsters. I am sure if they take VR out and one or two fancy glass elements they could come up with a very sharp and fast (AF) 2.8 lens for about $1,000.

Link | Posted on Nov 22, 2016 at 22:06 UTC as 12th comment | 2 replies
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VadymA: The author mentioned in the article that he was intrigued by the portrait mode of the new iPhone, so it is not surprising that we see a lot of portraits, anything form people to cats and close-ups. Those are brilliant examples of what can be achieved with this new feature straight out of the phone. Well done. The thing I liked less is the story telling component of the essay. I counted only 3-4 photos that were really contributing to the story about Morocco as a travel destination. The rest were just too narrow or out of contecst to be part of the story (what can a cat picture tell me about Morocco?). So overall, at the end of the article I felt like I didn't really learn much about Morocco's landscapes, architecture, culture, etc which was a bit disappointing. The new out-of-focus feature of the iPhone managed to blur not just the background but also the objective of the project IMHO. Hope the author will take is at a friendly remark and as a food for thought during future adventures.

Thank you for your kind reply, Michael. It is nice to have a dialog rather than a battle :) Your explanation makes perfect sense. I am currently in the place of my photography journey where being able to tell the story is the only part that really interests me, no matter what equipment I am using. This is why it caught my attention in your essay. But just like you, when I am in a group or traveling with my family and have no time for being alone with my camera, the idea of telling the story pretty much remains the idea all the way till the end of the trip. :-) So I know exactly what you mean. Cheers.

Link | Posted on Nov 21, 2016 at 16:51 UTC

The author mentioned in the article that he was intrigued by the portrait mode of the new iPhone, so it is not surprising that we see a lot of portraits, anything form people to cats and close-ups. Those are brilliant examples of what can be achieved with this new feature straight out of the phone. Well done. The thing I liked less is the story telling component of the essay. I counted only 3-4 photos that were really contributing to the story about Morocco as a travel destination. The rest were just too narrow or out of contecst to be part of the story (what can a cat picture tell me about Morocco?). So overall, at the end of the article I felt like I didn't really learn much about Morocco's landscapes, architecture, culture, etc which was a bit disappointing. The new out-of-focus feature of the iPhone managed to blur not just the background but also the objective of the project IMHO. Hope the author will take is at a friendly remark and as a food for thought during future adventures.

Link | Posted on Nov 21, 2016 at 06:26 UTC as 46th comment | 3 replies
On article Woof! Sony a6500 sample images are here (365 comments in total)
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VadymA: The images do look sharp, but they also look dim, like taken through a tinted glass. I though this is only noticeable when comparing images b/w small sensor and APSC or full frame cameras. This this Sony is APS-C if I am not mistaken. Could it be the result of a slower glass (f4)? Usually DSLR images look more color deep and brighter (vibrant). It is not the matter of simple PP. Would anybody agree?

The images do look different when I view them on my iPad. Much brighter but the colors are a bit washed out. But since they are SOOC Jpegs it is not unusual.

Link | Posted on Nov 19, 2016 at 05:19 UTC
On article Woof! Sony a6500 sample images are here (365 comments in total)

The images do look sharp, but they also look dim, like taken through a tinted glass. I though this is only noticeable when comparing images b/w small sensor and APSC or full frame cameras. This this Sony is APS-C if I am not mistaken. Could it be the result of a slower glass (f4)? Usually DSLR images look more color deep and brighter (vibrant). It is not the matter of simple PP. Would anybody agree?

Link | Posted on Nov 18, 2016 at 23:59 UTC as 51st comment | 2 replies
On article Nikon reportedly eliminating 1000 jobs in Japan (518 comments in total)
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Luis Bonetti: Nikon issued a statement that they have not made any decisions on cutting 1,000 jobs in Japan - a story reported by Nikkei just few hours ago

There is no smoke without fire :(

Link | Posted on Nov 8, 2016 at 06:13 UTC
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VadymA: Two things I didn't like - a very boring background and an overhang light. The background looks like the one used in every school photo I've seen and the light is just way too obvious and repetitive from shot to shot. So overall, it feels like photographers didn't push their creativity far enought to create an exceptional work. The photos look way too much like something that was done many times already. I would expect more use of modern light technology or unusual places for this to be of real interest.

To NDT - In my line of work I am often required to apply creativity and outside the box thinking for which I've been highly praised repeatedly for over a decade. So even though I cannot demonstrate my work in this forum, I feel competent to express my point of veiw. The work that I see reminds me of a portfolio shots, which from reading the narrative I believe how this project started. What I see is beautiful poses and dancers, and a good photography craftsmanship, but not much of an art in terms of fusion of dance and still photography. If someone is interested in looking at portfolio shots of some dancer, this would be a great book, but that is as much as it can go IMO. I am not trashing the work, I am just reacting to the marketing efforts of DPR which I think a bit overblown.

Link | Posted on Nov 7, 2016 at 07:09 UTC

Two things I didn't like - a very boring background and an overhang light. The background looks like the one used in every school photo I've seen and the light is just way too obvious and repetitive from shot to shot. So overall, it feels like photographers didn't push their creativity far enought to create an exceptional work. The photos look way too much like something that was done many times already. I would expect more use of modern light technology or unusual places for this to be of real interest.

Link | Posted on Nov 6, 2016 at 16:57 UTC as 28th comment | 5 replies

Well done, sounds like a very cool project to do (pun indented) :)
But I wish there was at least one picture of the outside view, I have no idea which cooling towers you are talking abou :(

Link | Posted on Nov 5, 2016 at 16:06 UTC as 29th comment | 1 reply
On article Apple revamps MacBook Pro lineup, adds 'Touch Bar' (866 comments in total)

Why not make the entire keyboard touchscreen? That would be interesting.

Link | Posted on Oct 27, 2016 at 21:30 UTC as 186th comment | 2 replies

Hmm, according to Nikon, there are two distinctive categories of customers for their compact cameras. Those who value DSLR-like handling and IQ in a smaller body but don't like changing lenses will be buying the DL series. And those who don't care much about DSLR-like handling and IQ but enjoy changing lenses will be attracted to Nikon 1 series. Interesting.

Link | Posted on Oct 26, 2016 at 18:54 UTC as 44th comment | 6 replies

The lens is probably good but the noise and colors of the camera are very unimpressive.

Link | Posted on Oct 15, 2016 at 22:20 UTC as 18th comment | 1 reply
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Etienne R. Werner: Among the best I've seen. Bravo!
Not a criticism but I understand the amount of great images you had to chose from, though sometimes less is even more. :-)

dig521: And what amazes me even more is how people stick "awesome shots, thank you for sharing" even under the most boring snaps ever. I think a polite and honest exchange of thoughts and ideas is more appreciated among intelligent audience then "just saying something nice". So, sorry, I cannot agree with your point of view. And I hope Mike Oblinski takes my comment without such negativity.

Link | Posted on Oct 14, 2016 at 23:30 UTC
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Etienne R. Werner: Among the best I've seen. Bravo!
Not a criticism but I understand the amount of great images you had to chose from, though sometimes less is even more. :-)

I agree. Awesome, unique footage, but felt a bit too long, some footage was even recycled I think. A shorter version of less than 5 min would be nice, for showing during class at school for example. I would also move the opening lightning scene to the middle, it spoiled the effect a bit for me. Finally, I was hoping to see a bit more (just a few seconds maybe) of how it looks when the storm actually hits the place (i.e. often the clip for a certain scene stops a bit earlier than I would hope). This is also not a criticism, just something that I would have done differently artistically. But everyone is different; still love the result.

Link | Posted on Oct 14, 2016 at 18:52 UTC
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