mandophoto

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I like the idea of forgetting about focusing. The problem with using a normal lens this way is the constant awareness that focus adjustment is always possible. I've used zone focus but invariably revert to either manual or auto focus. Totally removing the ingrained assumption that "perfect" focus is necessary might be liberating.

It is kinda pricey though.

Link | Posted on Jul 7, 2017 at 16:50 UTC as 73rd comment | 3 replies

Well, I was recently quite entertained by a 12 year old girl who could butcher bad guys four times her size and survive a harpoon attack with nothing more than annoyance. A flash picture that becomes an ambient light photo is no problem. I mean a bit of the supernatural is a good thing. Let's just hope that Polaroid cam is truly evil, a villain worthy of respect from Darth himself. Hey, they could get together for a cappuccino, a few selfies, and discuss the dismembering of directors that missed their good side.

Link | Posted on Jul 1, 2017 at 00:42 UTC as 79th comment

After having quit film photography from burn out 6 years earlier, I tentatively but curiously began using the built in camera on my 1st gen. iPhone as an introduction to digital photography. It didn't matter that it had a tiny, 2MP, pitiful camera. It was indeed fun to use, and so not surprisingly I made a few of my favorite photographs with it. The funny thing is, I had no nagging need to upgrade (for three blissful years anyway.) Sigh.

Link | Posted on Jun 29, 2017 at 23:25 UTC as 69th comment
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PhotoUniverse: Absolutely has changed the world!

The Gutenberg press of the 21st. century? With Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and others being the dominant communication tools, yeah, perhaps.

Link | Posted on Jun 29, 2017 at 23:20 UTC
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dgumshu: If an event was going to create a traffic jam, or other resource draining city obligation, I could understand the permit requirement... like shooting movies.

However, permit fees for any other photo op is extortion. How rediculous. I would never even bother to get a permit... I don't care what the City ordinance says. Those types of ordinances will eventually be challenged.... and the city will lose and pay out big money. The moron who wrote that one should be taken out back behind the barn.

OK, now just for fun, imagine two separate wedding sessions vying for the same "perfect" spot, at the same time (that incomparable sunset) resorting to fisticuffs. Now that would be entertaining! Always make sure your assistant knows karate! Pass the popcorn!

PS Doubtful this is about creating a revenue stream, seems obvious there must have been complaints or perhaps worse.

Link | Posted on Jun 22, 2017 at 23:39 UTC
On article Adobe achieves record revenue (176 comments in total)
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BaldCol: Really? I thought everyone was going to leave them in droves and start using alternatives.

Basically the business model worked. They are making more money for thier shareholders which is what they exist for. Good for them.

@ mrkalntms: There are many pro photographers who use Capture One which suggests differing needs/wants. The point to this thread is not what one photographer prefers or needs, but that alternatives exist in spite of the popularity of Adobe.

Link | Posted on Jun 21, 2017 at 21:17 UTC
On article Adobe achieves record revenue (176 comments in total)
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BaldCol: Really? I thought everyone was going to leave them in droves and start using alternatives.

Basically the business model worked. They are making more money for thier shareholders which is what they exist for. Good for them.

@ HowaboutRAW: I couldn't care less about selective color. You know Capture One is a viable alternative to Lightroom.

Link | Posted on Jun 21, 2017 at 20:01 UTC
On article Adobe achieves record revenue (176 comments in total)
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BaldCol: Really? I thought everyone was going to leave them in droves and start using alternatives.

Basically the business model worked. They are making more money for thier shareholders which is what they exist for. Good for them.

There are pro alternatives, the most obvious choices are: Capture One Pro, and QuarkxPress for graphic design. I think where Adobe is becoming omnipresent is in mobile, which when fully integrated with their pro stuff will make Adobe unstoppable. Yes, unfortunately

Link | Posted on Jun 21, 2017 at 15:43 UTC

Even as photographers we're so polarized that we can't recognize humor.
What the ***?

A wonderful post, thanks DPReview.

Link | Posted on Jun 21, 2017 at 12:42 UTC as 30th comment

I know how an airplane can fly but still, having been a passenger in a plane with a full complement of passengers with what seems like increasingly heavy luggage, lift offs never (thankfully) cease to amaze me. And traveling at 500mph, sheesh!

Cool looking jets.

Link | Posted on Jun 17, 2017 at 01:51 UTC as 85th comment | 1 reply
On article Nikon announces prices for 100th Anniversary products (114 comments in total)
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mandophoto: What has ANY company which has celebrated a 100th anniversary done to commemorate the milestone? I'm truly curiuous because honestly I can't recall what, let's say Ford, did for its 100th. Or how 'bout EXXON, IBM, Coca-Cola, etc.

Okay, that's a celebration.

Link | Posted on Jun 16, 2017 at 00:21 UTC
On article Nikon announces prices for 100th Anniversary products (114 comments in total)

What has ANY company which has celebrated a 100th anniversary done to commemorate the milestone? I'm truly curiuous because honestly I can't recall what, let's say Ford, did for its 100th. Or how 'bout EXXON, IBM, Coca-Cola, etc.

Link | Posted on Jun 15, 2017 at 19:23 UTC as 51st comment | 2 replies
On article Nikon D7500 vs Canon EOS 80D (264 comments in total)
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Hibiscusbloom: There is nothing new in technology and they keep churning up DSLRs. Start the road to mirrorless, please. Wake up Canon and Nikon, you are producing dinosaurs!!

@Hibiscusbloom: You are mistaken. The Nikon D7500 has better AF (-3 EV) to the latest Sony APS-C camera which has AF of -1 EV. That is a glaring fail of the a6500, a camera I own. The Nikon has 2 dedicated control wheels compared to the 1 of the Sony. The low light, high ISO performance of the Sony is no match to that of the Nikon. I've owned four EVF mirrorless cameras in 5 years and have concluded that an OVF is better (for me, anyways.) And the Sony is more expensive yet has only one card slot! Huh?!

Your knee-jerk outburst reads like parroting of trolls' attempts at FUD. What I like about the a6500 is the size and comparative lightness. And as for the IBIS, while it is OK, and only just, it somehow attracts dust like a magnet. Cleaning an IBIS sensor is not for the faint of heart. I'm keeping the a6500 but I know it is definitely not a technological marvel. In fact, the Nikon D7500 is clearly a more advanced machine.

Link | Posted on Jun 13, 2017 at 02:01 UTC
On article Nikon D7500 vs Canon EOS 80D (264 comments in total)
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Sergey Borachev: Any time you take somethIng away when you "upgrade" a model or when you offer a "higher" model (even if it's just higher in model number), it's an automatic fail. No amount of marketing, publicity or salvaging by way of more comparison articles can save it.

You are mistaken. The target market for this camera is enthusiasts, who are aware that resolution is but one part of a package. The rest of this package is clearly a step forward in meeting the awareness that other aspects of photography are as important as resolution. Good image quality in low light action photography being a salient want. This is in reference to the D7500.

Remember the relief heard 'round DPR when manufacturers quit the small camera resolution race?

Link | Posted on Jun 11, 2017 at 14:40 UTC
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munro harrap: These editions began in film days, and then, as now, a film using M series could be expected to last 50 years or more (because they just do).

Leitz have been using sensors that curl and peel and need replacement. After a while they charge to replace them. This happens a lot, and so you are paying a comparable special edition special price for something that will not be a camera for very long.

Indeed you are paying an extraordinary price for a really unreliable machin. Do Leitz keep spare parts (in this case sensors etc) as they used to do in film days for at least fifty years?

@ Munro Harrap: The two cameras that have faulty sensors are the M8 & M9. The problems you describe occur with the CCD sensor in the M9, which has long been out of production. Leica switched to CMOS sensors and has not had any problems with subsequent releases, including: M (240,) SL, ST, M10 and others.

Link | Posted on Jun 9, 2017 at 19:36 UTC
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mandophoto: Leica has been doing special editions for a long time. Basically those editions are a kind of advertisement. Keep in mind that Jim Marshall was one of the best music photographers ever, and he consistently used Leica cameras. This is also a plug for the Jim Marshall Estate, which obviously partnered with Leica for this. Also, considering this is a limited set of 50 it should be obvious profit is not the motive.

@ AbrasiveReduce: The point is the perception that a limited edition suggests. It is no accident that Leica issues editions named after famous photographers. Think of these as halo products meant to get attention to the Leica brand.

@ cosinaphile: Gross profit is not net profit.

Link | Posted on Jun 9, 2017 at 19:27 UTC

Leica has been doing special editions for a long time. Basically those editions are a kind of advertisement. Keep in mind that Jim Marshall was one of the best music photographers ever, and he consistently used Leica cameras. This is also a plug for the Jim Marshall Estate, which obviously partnered with Leica for this. Also, considering this is a limited set of 50 it should be obvious profit is not the motive.

Link | Posted on Jun 9, 2017 at 16:54 UTC as 14th comment | 6 replies

An advantage to using factory built machines is the freedom from the incessant geek need to tinker. The vast majority of the human race will simply get the computer that fits their needs and be done with it. And yes, that freedom is worth the price. Geeks by definition tinkers feel differently, obviously.

Link | Posted on Jun 9, 2017 at 12:59 UTC as 1st comment
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Neurad1: Excellent photography, yes, but subjects chosen, posed, and lit to tell the author's story. I am not a Trump supporter, but IMO the images don't truly expose the full spectrum of his supporters. His less "caricature-able" supporters are the ones that frighten me most.

@Neurad1 & Cameracist: The photographer is female.

Link | Posted on Jun 3, 2017 at 14:44 UTC

While the photographer is clearly competent, these photographs are clichés of our political polarization. It is tantamount to profiling. Gussied up with flash lighting, this is editorial work for newsstand sales, or click bait.

How many American flags does it take to screw in a lightbulb?

Link | Posted on Jun 3, 2017 at 14:42 UTC as 57th comment
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