Papa48

Lives in United States Port Washington, Wisconsin, United States
Works as a Retired
Joined on Jun 2, 2018

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HVenkat: Good compositions and capturing the moment but hopeless quality, just press the 100 % zoom and the snap shows strange artifacts, immense amount of noise, looks more like a coarse painting on canvas than a snap - For someone who made a comment about FF snaps, do try doing the same on those snaps !

Check out the work of "great" photographers of the past century, and their image quality in the print media of that time doesn't look so hot either.

Link | Posted on Jul 25, 2020 at 12:58 UTC
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chessov: 2, 11 and 16 are really good, a couple more are ok, but most of the compositions and subjects are uninspired. Perhaps the next stage of AI should be to let the photographer know when a composition has any value?

Sony actually came up with that on the RX10 in 2013 with Auto Object Framing: "Sets to Automatically save an additional image with optimized composition." Taking Menu page 5, item 6.

Link | Posted on Jul 25, 2020 at 11:38 UTC
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AACCD: " alleged to have gotten within ten feet of a bison"

Hate to break it to you but the Bison certainly got closer than ten feet.................

Wild bison want absolutely nothing to do with human beings. Encounters like this happen because of the human behaviors.

Link | Posted on Jul 2, 2020 at 11:20 UTC
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24Peter: I think the "film v. digital" debate ended a long time ago. The current debate - "cell phone v. camera" - is also about to end. And in this case, those of us who like cameras may not be the winners :-)

Totally agree. Family and friends don’t know or care when my image comes from an iPhone. Increasingly they now do.

Link | Posted on Jun 26, 2020 at 16:34 UTC

I loved both, but decided to leave one. I’m happy.

Link | Posted on Jun 26, 2020 at 16:30 UTC as 183rd comment | 1 reply
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xander18: I shoot both. The look, the process, the expense, the feel of the gear, all are secondary to the reason I actually shoot film: it changes how I shoot. No matter how diligent I may try to be, digital gives me no reason NOT to overshoot. Sometimes that's exactly what I need to nail a moment and I'm glad I have digital to shoot 6500 frames in a day. But sometimes film is the only thing that slows me down and knowing that I have to nail 16 or 36 shots drastically changes the way I approach a subject.

It’s a state of mind.

Link | Posted on Jun 26, 2020 at 16:29 UTC
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GossCTP: "I’ve been genuinely surprised at the frequency and ferocity of film-versus-digital debates."

I haven't seen any ferocious debates on the subject since the 2000s. Once the average camera got to 16mp, everyone figured out that film was for those in love with the process.

For me, that happened at 8 MP.

Link | Posted on Jun 26, 2020 at 16:25 UTC
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Papa48: How about fungus on an inner element? My Sony RX10 has quite a bit on the edge of the second element, having branched out about 15% toward the center.

Thanks, I needed that. Just did Jordan's test with wide angle and a small aperture. Clean!

Link | Posted on Jun 18, 2020 at 12:56 UTC

How about fungus on an inner element? My Sony RX10 has quite a bit on the edge of the second element, having branched out about 15% toward the center.

Link | Posted on Jun 17, 2020 at 17:58 UTC as 36th comment | 2 replies
On article The gear that got away: reader responses (240 comments in total)

The Nikon D700 seems to have inspired the most comments, so far. A salesman put one in my hands in around 2013, and I passed it up. Though never owning one, I now regret not having made that purchase.

Link | Posted on Jun 6, 2020 at 16:58 UTC as 97th comment | 1 reply
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lilBuddha: For some photographers, the processing is part of the creative process. It is great that smartphones can work their magic on tiny sensors; but it is their magic, it is not the photographers.

Limited for you, but not for others.

Link | Posted on Jun 4, 2020 at 03:09 UTC
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Mikan SK: Now I finally understand why phony photos are phoney.

All photos are phony. Take your pick, how.

Link | Posted on Jun 4, 2020 at 01:45 UTC
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lilBuddha: For some photographers, the processing is part of the creative process. It is great that smartphones can work their magic on tiny sensors; but it is their magic, it is not the photographers.

It’s still magic.

Link | Posted on Jun 4, 2020 at 01:43 UTC
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Reza S Moghadam: Nice images. I wonder why most of them are on film cameras. At first I assumed its only for analogue but I can see digital winners too. So can anyone explain it to me, please?

This competition was mainly for emerging talent. I read someone's opinion that they're seeking a return to the physicality of film, chemistry and papers. A small studio here in our town of around 11,000 has sponsored a community dark room, and it had been popular among young artists until the pandemic hit. Old processes and even pinhole had been re-emerging here.

Link | Posted on May 19, 2020 at 16:17 UTC
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Mac McCreery: Some lovely shots here. I just wish that could sometimes be left to draw our own interpretation, if there is one, without being told by the artist.

For me, there's a human value in seeing what the originator of the image has to say about it.

Link | Posted on May 19, 2020 at 16:09 UTC
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Roman Korcek: Was there some theme to the competition? Cannot find anything on the competition site except for "Palm* Photo Prize is an annual submission based exhibition for new generation of photographers." Perhaps there was an age limit?

I think that's it. Many new, and especially young new photographers seem to be using film.

Link | Posted on May 19, 2020 at 16:07 UTC
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Roman Korcek: Was there some theme to the competition? Cannot find anything on the competition site except for "Palm* Photo Prize is an annual submission based exhibition for new generation of photographers." Perhaps there was an age limit?

I found a helpful link explaining. https://palmstudios.co.uk/photoprize/palm-photo-prize-2020/

Link | Posted on May 19, 2020 at 15:57 UTC
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hammarbytp: Apart from the excesses in the last category, I have few problems with the others. Design should be pushing boundaries, some may work, others don't.

I have a bigger issue with retro design where camera are based on old camera designs ignoring that rather than some sort of design niverna, they are based on functional design (i.e how do you get a film spool across the shutter). Retro design to me seems lazy and not always optimal.

If you ever become an aging gearhead trying to keep your long-gone younger days alive, you'll understand.

Link | Posted on May 13, 2020 at 12:12 UTC

My original FZ1000 images are sharper, and less washed out than these. Sorry, not a very good representation, to my eyes.

Link | Posted on May 5, 2020 at 12:27 UTC as 10th comment | 3 replies
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Papa48: entoman and mcshan : I don’t choose to waste my remaining life energy on paranoia, nor have I bought guns. We don’t have to join the insanity.

No offense meant, or taken.

Link | Posted on Apr 3, 2020 at 19:54 UTC
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