starwolfy

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This sounds crazy to me. In my country engagement rules are very strict. A policeman cannot shot someone who is not a direct threat. And to judge if someone is a threat the policeman has to evaluate the position of his target and also his attitude. If someone has a gun and is running the opposite way, his back facing the police officer, this is not considered a direct threat anymore. If the police officer get over this and shoots this person in the back then this is considered an assassination.

Link | Posted on Sep 6, 2017 at 14:46 UTC as 59th comment | 5 replies

Prem's

Link | Posted on Sep 5, 2017 at 13:15 UTC as 14th comment

Not enough pixels for me. I will wait for the 200 mega pixels version (at least).

Link | Posted on Aug 24, 2017 at 09:41 UTC as 156th comment
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Jacques Cornell: Trespassing is illegal. Duh. All the hand-wringing in this thread seems rather silly, not to mention wildly blown out of proportion.

Jacques Cornell : we never said is it not illegal ! We said it is not considered to be a crime. It's quite different. The paparazzi will be judged but not for a "crime". He will be judged for offense. In France the word "crime" applies only to killing, raping, etc. Which is what we consider to be of the most important nature as it heavily affects you as a human being (especially if you are killed...).

Link | Posted on Aug 23, 2017 at 15:47 UTC
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starwolfy: What the paparazzi did is not considered a crime in France I think. He will go to court but I don't think he can be considered a criminal by french law. Criminals are killers, rapists, etc. Paparazzis aren't even we don't like them.

I have never said it is not illegal. I said it is not a crime. There is a nuance about that in french law. Crime is when killing people etc. More "casual" crimes are called "delit" (don't know how to say that in english or if there is an equivalence) and what your risk (prison/etc.) Is much less than for a crime.

Link | Posted on Aug 23, 2017 at 15:38 UTC
On article Video: Six lighting tips for flash photography newbies (18 comments in total)
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cdembrey: Use the sun bouncing off of a building as your main light. With the sun acting as your hair light. Easey-peasey, as the British like say ;-)

Just make a building. Easy peasy

Link | Posted on Aug 22, 2017 at 16:14 UTC
On article Don't buy another lens, buy a flash instead (347 comments in total)
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Sezano: Who was that NY street photographer who used only film a flash connected by wire on the other hand to scare the shize out of random people? My hero!

Might be Bruce Gilden.

Link | Posted on Aug 21, 2017 at 17:56 UTC

What the paparazzi did is not considered a crime in France I think. He will go to court but I don't think he can be considered a criminal by french law. Criminals are killers, rapists, etc. Paparazzis aren't even we don't like them.

Link | Posted on Aug 19, 2017 at 18:10 UTC as 13th comment | 13 replies
On article Leica TL2 first impressions (382 comments in total)

Coming from the Leica M "world" I bought a very cheap Leica T (1st generation) to try out this "TL" system.
I have to say I am pretty impressed. Sure the quality is not up to M standards (I mean about the lens construction and also optically) but what Leica made here is a very competent system indeed. I think the quality of the files produced are like 80 to 90% up to what you can get with M lenses and a superior sensor like on the M10 or SL.
The UI is fantastic too.
The bigggest issue with this camera is that the pyschological jump to invest into an APSC system (coming from years of FF system) is rather steep.
If I look with honesty to the files I produce...the T made me realized there is frankly no justified need for a FF system (at least to me) as a daily camera. But it lacks a bit the Magic of the small M primes and also the look of some of them like the 35 Lux or 50 Lux for example.
I am going to invest more into this TL system.

Link | Posted on Aug 11, 2017 at 08:11 UTC as 6th comment
On article The first photo shared from a phone just turned 20 (21 comments in total)
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ShatteredSky: Why would I share my newborn with 2000 people? Remembering the intensity of both births I experienced it would be the last thing to cross my mind. But of course the last time I took some images ... after things settled down of course.

To create a buzz and be remembered after 20 years

Link | Posted on Jun 15, 2017 at 17:22 UTC

I get a lot of dates thanks to my Leica. Mainly one night stands with models.

Link | Posted on May 5, 2017 at 19:57 UTC as 20th comment | 5 replies
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mxx: They should be commended for making this service available. These days most companies just don't "waste" their time like this.

I agree. What they do is great and if it is scalable enough for them to make profits making films this way then it's a win win.

Link | Posted on Apr 6, 2017 at 14:50 UTC

I have optic fiber and Flickr takes ages, I mean...AGES, to load photos.
I absolutely have 0 issue with other websites.
Rarely go to Flickr because of this.

Link | Posted on Mar 8, 2017 at 16:21 UTC as 9th comment | 4 replies
On article Prime or zoom? LensRentals investigates (237 comments in total)

Of course this article doesn't apply to Leica zooms which are as good as the best primes.

Link | Posted on Feb 12, 2017 at 13:49 UTC as 26th comment | 2 replies

Not as great as a Leica but not bad.

Link | Posted on Feb 9, 2017 at 18:44 UTC as 65th comment
On article Leica Summilux-SL 50mm F1.4 sample gallery (368 comments in total)

Don't understand why some people say they wish the SL had the new M10 sensor. The sensor in the M10 has practically the same performance and specs as the one the SL. What's the point ? Both SL and M10 are very good sensors.

Link | Posted on Feb 8, 2017 at 13:17 UTC as 8th comment | 3 replies
On article Samyang launches XEEN 20mm T1.9 video-cine lens (22 comments in total)
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techjedi: Have there been any widely released movies or TV shows filmed with these lenses? I hear they have a good reputation while being more affordable.

There are many amateurs or semi-pros that want to deal with their own equipment and make their own movies independantly, often with unpaid volunteer amateur actors. These are the lenses they could chose.

Link | Posted on Feb 7, 2017 at 10:49 UTC
On article Leica Summilux-SL 50mm F1.4 sample gallery (368 comments in total)

Omg. For that money I can buy a house in America !

Link | Posted on Feb 6, 2017 at 19:23 UTC as 45th comment | 1 reply
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Aberaeron: Wow, so much armchair criticism it's unreal!

One of the highlights of this video for me is the pronunciation, by an American, of the word 'Nikon', heard about 75% through to the end, in the European English way. Nik-on, rather than the usual 'Mercan way of Nike-on.

Yeah : just as Tibet, or Taiwan are officialy recognised as being China because Americans need to do Business with chineses ;) more than with Tibet or Taiwan.

Link | Posted on Jan 11, 2017 at 18:14 UTC
On article Dell's 8K monitor goes on sale in March for $5000 (217 comments in total)
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Daniel L: 5K on 32-inch sounds about right, 8k is pushing it. No soup for u,

4K is already way too high for 32"

Link | Posted on Jan 6, 2017 at 16:50 UTC
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