mandophoto

Lives in United States Tucson, AZ, United States
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Does "Continuous shooting with full time live view isn't a gimmick: you can follow the action without any interruption" mean without the viewfinder going dark, meaning "black-out" at any time?

Link | Posted on Apr 19, 2017 at 20:56 UTC as 86th comment | 4 replies
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Marty4650: Times really change.

Around 4 years ago DPreview did a story about "freight hoppers" and no one talked about how unsafe this practice was. The only thing discussed was the photographs themselves.

https://www.dpreview.com/articles/3451351380/photographer-turns-camera-on-teenage-freighthoppers

Today, whenever someone does something stupid, people feel compelled to lecture each other about it for the sake of public safety.

Marty, you're going about this incorrectly. It's just a guess, but 95% of the people who are killed by trains honestly believe that what they are doing is safe. After all, they are not standing on the edge of a cliff, or handling a rattlesnake, or playing with a loaded hand gun. You know being on an active train track is dangerous because you've read about the dangers. Unfortunately the media has not broadly reported on that danger. As for the linked article, it is obvious from the lead picture that those kids are well aware of the dangers of train hopping.

Keep in mind that it is the "nanny state" that makes this country one of the safest places in the world to live in. I'm of course referring to our day to day lives. Gun violence is an epidemic but most people don't even think about the dangers of flying from one American city to another, thanks to government control of air traffic. For instance.

Link | Posted on Apr 13, 2017 at 14:55 UTC
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Marty4650: Before the hysteria sets in.... look at the facts:

300 prople a year die falling off a ladder
500 people a year die while walking on train tracks
1,000 people a year die falling down stairs
5,000 people a year drown in swimming pools or swimming at the beach
5,000 pedestrians a year are killed by motor vehicles
34,000 people die each year while driving or riding in motor vehicles

Sure looks like we should be outraged about people taking photos at the beach, at swimming pools, of highway traffic, of people crossing streets, or of people using ladders.

It is sad that we need to have group outrage over every dangerous thing that can happen in life. And lets make sure we don't photograph these things, because it might encourage more risk taking.

Marty, what is the ratio of each of those activities to the associated deaths?

Link | Posted on Apr 13, 2017 at 02:10 UTC
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Dragonrider: Actually, it makes more sense to let Darwin do his work. There are too many people in the world anyway.

You mean there are too many, um, unimpressed photographers? Well, you may have a point.

Link | Posted on Apr 13, 2017 at 01:54 UTC

Acquisition or addiction? It's a subtle difference that Allison slyly (or not so) sneaked in, I think. Acquisition suggests hoarding, while addiction suggests in place of. Cagey girl, she.

Link | Posted on Apr 2, 2017 at 17:30 UTC as 9th comment
On article Ming Thein joins Hasselblad as Chief of Strategy (346 comments in total)
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justmeMN: Apparently, Nikon won't be hiring Thom Hogan as Chief of Strategy any time soon. :-)

"I walked up to one Japanese [Nikon] executive I know and he immediately said, "Hi Thom, I have to go." And left. That's kind of the opposite of listening." -Thom Hogan

http://www.dslrbodies.com/newsviews/who-listens-most.html

(Thom isn't alone. If memory serves, Nikon execs declined to be interviewed by DPR at CP+.)

quiquae (above) is right. Compare the writing of Ming Thein to that of Hogan: Thein's is measured and coherent. Hogan seems angry. Both are smart but one is a manager, the other a customer.

Like Nikon, Hasselblad is struggling but Thein has kept upbeat and positive. In stark contrast, Hogan is continuously critical. Yeah, I understand why the Nikon manager would not engage Thom.

Link | Posted on Mar 31, 2017 at 15:32 UTC
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mandophoto: PS Express on the iPad works well with processing of jpg files, better than Photo. And I find it easier than using my iMac. Some folks are complaining that the iPad still can't replace a work station, but that's precisely why I like the iPad. Writing, calendar usage, browsing, email, texting can all be done without the shadow of work hovering just a few clicks away. I doubt a laptop would allow that sense of relaxation.

Still, the more I use iOS the more I appreciate it and do wonder how a pro processing app would fare on the iPad.

@mermaidkiller: I still use my iMac for raw processing and other intensive work but stepping away from a workstation* is like leaving a worplace when it's time to "go home."

* Laptop or desktop.

Link | Posted on Mar 25, 2017 at 15:17 UTC
On article Re-make/Re-model: Leica Summaron 28mm F5.6 Samples (202 comments in total)

Nice photography, Barney. Though it is difficult to envision anything about digital photography as being "retro" considering the clinical, and sterile character of modern camera technology, this Leica attempt at looking back is, well, charming (as charming as Leica prices will allow.)

I would gladly accept vignetting if it meant smaller lenses. I mean, the call for sharper and better corrected lenses has resulted in designs seemingly meant solely for bragging and breaking backs.

Link | Posted on Mar 24, 2017 at 12:31 UTC as 69th comment | 1 reply

PS Express on the iPad works well with processing of jpg files, better than Photo. And I find it easier than using my iMac. Some folks are complaining that the iPad still can't replace a work station, but that's precisely why I like the iPad. Writing, calendar usage, browsing, email, texting can all be done without the shadow of work hovering just a few clicks away. I doubt a laptop would allow that sense of relaxation.

Still, the more I use iOS the more I appreciate it and do wonder how a pro processing app would fare on the iPad.

Link | Posted on Mar 22, 2017 at 17:14 UTC as 8th comment | 3 replies

I get that seeing manufacturing can be cool, but what I would like to see is the design process. Of course the secretive nature of the competitive corporate environment would undoubtedly keep Canon or ZEISS et al. from allowing a peek into their design routine. Still, perhaps a university with a optics/lens department might be willing to share its lens design process. An idea?

Link | Posted on Mar 20, 2017 at 14:44 UTC as 101st comment | 1 reply
On article Ask the staff: electronic or optical viewfinder? (891 comments in total)

I'm not a fan of "stuff" overlaying my views. But I do appreciate the compactness that an EVF affords camera designs, particularly the "rangefinder" form. Yet oddly, even with all the technology advancements put into ILC mirrorless over almost twenty years, those cameras still feel like experiments rather than mature products. So yeah, the optical viewfinder DSLR still reigns.

Link | Posted on Mar 12, 2017 at 13:05 UTC as 340th comment
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CTaylorTX: The graph title is "Camera Production by Type" Is this supposed to be world wide production or sales?

I'm calling "BS" on this one. Look more closely at the 2012 graph bar. The entire DSLR + Mirrorless category totals ONLY 20,000 units. World wide? Say, what?

Heck, LensRentals.com ALONE probably carries over 200 new bodies in a given year, which would be 1%. I am not buying it unless I see more complete data.

You missed the info at the left, outside the graph: x1000 units. That makes 2012 more like 20,000,000. Is that better?

Link | Posted on Mar 6, 2017 at 23:08 UTC

Nikon builds great cameras. What they don't do well is marketing. Canon has succeeded better than all other brands not because it makes better gear (oK, their recent spate of lenses are top notch,) but because it has the best marketing. No other camera brand has the name recognition of Canon. Notwithstanding the DPReview denizens (gear nerds,) it isn't about the gear, it's about salesmanship.

Link | Posted on Feb 28, 2017 at 15:59 UTC as 85th comment | 5 replies
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falconeyes: From the same artist, I think this movie would deserve a news spot here on DPR too: https://vimeo.com/189004719

Thanks falconeyes, that was excellent.

Link | Posted on Feb 22, 2017 at 13:42 UTC
On article Women Photograph is a directory of female photographers (218 comments in total)
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razadaz: There have been women making their mark in photography since the beginning. Julia Margaret Cameron in the 1800s, Lee Miller in the second world war, to name but a few. Ironically, photography is one of the areas where women have always been able to get full recognition.

Sure. Why not?

Link | Posted on Feb 21, 2017 at 17:32 UTC
On article Women Photograph is a directory of female photographers (218 comments in total)
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razadaz: There have been women making their mark in photography since the beginning. Julia Margaret Cameron in the 1800s, Lee Miller in the second world war, to name but a few. Ironically, photography is one of the areas where women have always been able to get full recognition.

@ Krassphoto: Yeah. How about bigotry, discrimination, sexism, paternalism, violence, hate, ignorance.

Link | Posted on Feb 21, 2017 at 17:13 UTC
On article Women Photograph is a directory of female photographers (218 comments in total)
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razadaz: There have been women making their mark in photography since the beginning. Julia Margaret Cameron in the 1800s, Lee Miller in the second world war, to name but a few. Ironically, photography is one of the areas where women have always been able to get full recognition.

Really, you are counting a few well known female photographers as an example of women's equal participation in photography?

Link | Posted on Feb 21, 2017 at 16:29 UTC
On article Leica Summilux-SL 50mm F1.4 sample gallery (368 comments in total)

Downloaded some of the f1.4 DNG samples. Quite impressive, but at this size, weight and cost theres is zero chance I'll be a customer. Still, it's good to see Leica pushing back at the other top 50s.

Link | Posted on Feb 6, 2017 at 13:16 UTC as 66th comment
On article Adobe Creative Suite 6 has been officially retired (351 comments in total)
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Reilly Diefenbach: Adobe haters all present and accounted for? Let the weeping begin!

@ Reilly Diefenbach: And you with your acquiescence.

@ villagranvicent: I am referring to Lightroom in Mac OS Sierra. As for Photoshop (and ACR,) yep, it works well. Which makes the problems with Lightroom CC all the more frustrating. Adobe is not a mom & pop shop.

Link | Posted on Jan 30, 2017 at 21:51 UTC
On article Adobe Creative Suite 6 has been officially retired (351 comments in total)
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Reilly Diefenbach: Adobe haters all present and accounted for? Let the weeping begin!

https://feedback.photoshop.com/photoshop_family/topics/tone-curve-still-broken-in-lr-cc2015-8?utm_source=notification&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=new_reply&utm_content=reply_button&reply[id]=18341012#reply_18341012

I guess there a bunch of silly professionals.

Link | Posted on Jan 30, 2017 at 21:24 UTC
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