mandophoto

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On article Canon G1 X III vs. Sony Cybershot RX100 V (247 comments in total)
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Edmond Leung: 1"" sensor vs. APSC sensor???
NO WAY!

It's the differences that make the comparison interesting. That's the point. For instance, which one is more pocketable?

Link | Posted on Oct 22, 2017 at 13:32 UTC

The second to last paragraph is a bit unnerving, but considering the size of not only still photography raw files which are only going to get larger, and 4K+ video files, how will adjustments to huge photo and video files be managed over an internet connection?

Perhaps Adobe has something else planned but since a fast working environment is a necessity for many image makers, I doubt pro desktop applications will become solely cloud based.

Link | Posted on Oct 18, 2017 at 13:58 UTC as 300th comment | 1 reply
On article iPhone 8 Plus sample gallery (195 comments in total)

These photos were converted from HEIF to JPG, right?

Link | Posted on Oct 13, 2017 at 16:13 UTC as 50th comment | 3 replies

The most interesting part was how the photographer reverted to being a joyous kid who's been handed their first bicycle, or their first smartphone.

Actually it was good to see that even a seasoned pro using the latest digital gear can be surprised, have anxiety, hope and doubt.

Link | Posted on Sep 25, 2017 at 14:00 UTC as 48th comment

Considering the obvious difference in ethnicity of the people in this photograph, I would not be surprised if politics becomes attached to it. Yet the race differences does give a narrative of a united America, after all.

Link | Posted on Aug 29, 2017 at 15:33 UTC as 11th comment | 6 replies

The photo of the girl by Wenmei Hill is lovely. That Petzval lens is surprisingly good.

Link | Posted on Aug 19, 2017 at 13:25 UTC as 44th comment | 1 reply
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Marty4650: If there is any bias here then it is economic, and not racial. B&H has a "bias towards making profits and staying in business."

ALL well run companies hire the best candidates who are willing to work for the least pay. This isn't racism.... it is capitalism. If those workers happen to be Hispanic, then that wasn't because B&H wants to exploit them. It is because they are the best workers who are willing to work for the least pay.

Amazon, Walmart, Target, UPS, Toyota and everyone else does the exact same thing. But since they aren't owned by "religious Jews" no one seems to notice it or have a problem with it.

The only employer who doesn't hire the best people willing to work for the least salary is the U.S. Post Office. And this might explain why they are constantly losing money, and why FedEx and UPS are thriving.

@Marty4650
What is it about harassment, unequal pay, and denial of promotion that you don't understand? Obviously the Hispanic workers were NOT willing to work under those circumstances. You are in effect saying that B&H practiced bigotry in it's hiring, which is exactly why the Department of Labor sued the company.

Both Amazon and UPS have also been sued by warehouse workers.

Link | Posted on Aug 17, 2017 at 13:24 UTC
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cosinaphile: "When she spoke with The New York Times early last year, Sherman said that social media

"seems so vulgar" to her, but the draw of Instagram was too much

. Several months later she launched a private account, and this weekend she finally opened it up for everyone to see."

i think this quote says much more about miss sherman than Instagram

edit: i know of Cindy Sherman thru her photo still appropriations ...and she had for me the mythos of a very popular artist

after my Instagram visit i can only say the back of my mind reservation about the value of her opus ... has moved forward and she seems all the more banal and publicity seeking than many without her fame .... she seems now much more plain and unextraordinary to me now . ...............................

im sure her average photo of a slime covered Salsbury steak and mashed is meant to be ironic , or funny but its only made me wonder for her sanity

@cosinaphile: Vulgarity comes in many forms, and as part of the social media phenomenon DPReview is not exempt (forum posts and comments,) yet you have a presence here. Yes, Instagram is gigantic as is YouTube and others. But would you rather have the vulgar oppression of a Kim Jong-un, or take freedom of speech even with all it's tangential twists.

Cindy Sherman is not the first "major" artist to delve into digital social media. Also, self-agrendizing and marketing in the "high" arts is fairly common, just look at classical music. Singling Ms. Sherman because she voiced an opinion then changed it seems petty, a form of vulgarity also?

Link | Posted on Aug 8, 2017 at 12:26 UTC
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cosinaphile: "When she spoke with The New York Times early last year, Sherman said that social media

"seems so vulgar" to her, but the draw of Instagram was too much

. Several months later she launched a private account, and this weekend she finally opened it up for everyone to see."

i think this quote says much more about miss sherman than Instagram

edit: i know of Cindy Sherman thru her photo still appropriations ...and she had for me the mythos of a very popular artist

after my Instagram visit i can only say the back of my mind reservation about the value of her opus ... has moved forward and she seems all the more banal and publicity seeking than many without her fame .... she seems now much more plain and unextraordinary to me now . ...............................

im sure her average photo of a slime covered Salsbury steak and mashed is meant to be ironic , or funny but its only made me wonder for her sanity

She is having fun with Instagram, so what? And apparently many people are enjoying her light hearted, and perhaps self-deprecating satire.

She changed her mind regarding social media or at least Instagram and seems to be making people smile (OK, except you.) You do know changing one's opinion is not a sin, right?

Link | Posted on Aug 8, 2017 at 00:24 UTC

Only at a very simple level can Cindy Sherman's photography be classified as self-portraiture. Obviously she is the model, or actor in her photography, but revealing who SHE really is, no.

Amazing stuff she's put on Instagram.

Link | Posted on Aug 7, 2017 at 21:13 UTC as 18th comment
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mandophoto: Well, they have a store that sells Unsplash merchandize. Surely the traffic from people seeking a picture for free is not incidental to the decision to sell branded stuff.

This is reminiscent of so many photo contests that require an entry fee that usually attracts thousands of photographers but only 10 are recognized. Or, the ubiquitous "give away for free" pitch that sales managers use to attract customers.

Yep, Mr. Cho is spinning it.

Yes, the photo is free. So is DPreview. It's about getting visitors, of which some will choose to spend money on the non-photographic products, such as a $150 backpack.

Link | Posted on Aug 4, 2017 at 20:25 UTC

Well, they have a store that sells Unsplash merchandize. Surely the traffic from people seeking a picture for free is not incidental to the decision to sell branded stuff.

This is reminiscent of so many photo contests that require an entry fee that usually attracts thousands of photographers but only 10 are recognized. Or, the ubiquitous "give away for free" pitch that sales managers use to attract customers.

Yep, Mr. Cho is spinning it.

Link | Posted on Aug 4, 2017 at 15:27 UTC as 90th comment | 3 replies

Using Instagram to choose candidates is interesting. No doubt Nikon is trying to broaden the perception of being part of "the establishment." Certainly there are serious young photographers on Instagram who are pushing envelopes, and even more to the point, Instagram is THE photographic destination of developing eyes. Sorry DPReview.

Link | Posted on Jul 27, 2017 at 22:52 UTC as 5th comment | 1 reply

It is not a patent for a curved sensor, it is for a lens. For all we know, Nikon may be negotiating for curved sensors from Sony (that would be my bet.) But it does suggest this technology is gaining ground.

Link | Posted on Jul 21, 2017 at 16:43 UTC as 60th comment

These photographs are all quite good. I hope the photos and photographers get some attention from main stream publishers. I wish them luck.

Link | Posted on Jul 18, 2017 at 23:38 UTC as 34th comment
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aramgrg: A camera that is not for photographers...

Any camera is a camera for photographers, as it always has been.

Link | Posted on Jul 17, 2017 at 13:45 UTC
On article Ten ways to shake 'photographer's block' for good (90 comments in total)

"To always be ready with a camera at hand, or to at least think and see photographically is understandable, but burn out is insidious. An occasional respite or vacation from photography will reward with an increase in objectivity. Understanding photography's place in a larger context is refreshingly lightening.

Your friend always,
Obi-Wan Kenobi"

PS As a result of burn out I took a seven year break from photography, which resulted in switching from film to digital. Still, while adopting digital has been regenerative, I've also learned to step back to keep from being overwhelmed by intensity.

Link | Posted on Jul 14, 2017 at 14:22 UTC as 58th comment
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straylightrun: They offered to take the photo down. They did nothing wrong. The photographee is just ranting on and on about seeing salty, and the fact that he posted about it to make an even bigger deal is cringeworthy.

You are wrong. Max Dubler did what every photographer should do when someone STEALS their work, particularly for commercial purposes: Demand to be paid. Social media has become a major advertising platform, and any for profit company pretending otherwise is flat out lying.

Link | Posted on Jul 14, 2017 at 00:31 UTC

Aaah, feel the warmth and bask in the re-awakening of gear acquisition syndrome. Fun, isn't it? :-)

Link | Posted on Jul 12, 2017 at 16:43 UTC as 199th comment

Hmm, from the statement above, "...we should compete in the mid-range and high-end DSLR.," it would seem new mirrorless cameras might be good pocket cameras, a la Sony RX 100. And from the spate of new FX lenses it is clear Nikon is absolutely staying with the F mount for enthusiast and pro full frame.

Link | Posted on Jul 12, 2017 at 16:09 UTC as 221st comment | 2 replies
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