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On article Headed to Havana? Check out these photo spots (61 comments in total)
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Isacas: Oh, please...Havana is indeed magical... I was born there and I have photographed there many times. But, please, try to be a little original and not simply showcase old cars. That's so touristy and cliché. If old cars happen to be around, OK, that's fine, but running after them with a camera is simply boring and repeating what everyone else has already done... How to look at Havana with fresh eyes? Go where tourists don't normally go. Try to get rid of all previous stereotypes (like old cars!) Visit very short Cardenas street near the Railroad Station for " wedding cake" eclectic architecture; walk up and down the covered corridors (portales) of Reina Street in Central Havana (Havana is a city of portales); mingle with real people and don´t just take pictures of older folk with beads and cigars who pose willingly for a dollar. That has been done, repeated, and done again. Try to see Havana in a genuine way. Open yourself to its sights, sounds, smells, and see fresh!

Well said.

Some of my best photos of Havana were taken when I walked from the Malecon up to the Cemetery. Fantastic Art Deco buildings, the Cemetery is awesome and the streets on the way are devoid of other tourists.

Link | Posted on Apr 8, 2017 at 22:25 UTC
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melgross: I remember the first Ad for the four thirds system concept those long years ago. Perhaps the very concept itself had too many limitations to succeed.

The Ad stated, and I'm paraphrasing now, unless I find a copy with rhat Ad somewhere here at home.

"The best compromise between price, size and image quality...".

That compromise on image quality has continued to haunt this system, and continues to do so for the mirrorless versions.

Every system - other than 8 x 10 film - is a compromise on image quality.

Link | Posted on Mar 17, 2017 at 15:27 UTC
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QuarryCat: I learned to do brides photography with a Hasselblad with special lenses and in that times it was not serious to come with a Nikon or Canon. (you could use a Rollei or a Mamiya or Pentax instead)
Times are changing but a higher standard is staying.
We will see again, that best photographers will select a Fujifilm GFX, Pentax 645, Leica S or Hasselblad MF camera and the Canon and Nikon folks could look like second class.
A pro photographer will always decide wich lenses, camera and camera brand will do the best possible job - they will hardly stay with one brand alone... and they will always count on pro service.
It is not only the photographer - it is his decision for the best possible equipment.

Maybe I would send you home, if you come to my marriage without a Nikon 1.4/105 mm or at least a 1.2/85 mm Canon and some other high-end glass on a new camera or a medium format...
because I have special thoughts how pictures should look.
So show me your glass - camera is only second row.

Of course a decent wedding photographer would tell you to take a hike - because by auditing the gear and the look you are in effect shooting the wedding through him/her - imposing your vision on them - and that's not a place top end photographers want to be.

Link | Posted on Dec 29, 2016 at 16:59 UTC
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quietrich: Until I semi-retired a few years ago, my business would, like the vast majority of professional photographers, lease equipment. I'd cover a wedding with about £10,000 in my bag (1D#, 5D# 24-70 2.8, 70-200 4, flash, batteries, cards etc.); which cost about 2 weddings per year and was tax-deductible. Leased equipment was on a 3-year rotation, so that about £3000/year meant your cameras were always high-end, reliable an current. If someone turned up to any professional assignment with amateur gear, I'd question the state of his/her business that can't support the leasing of proper cameras.
Having said that, I'd include full-frame Pentax and all medium format stuff in the 'professional'

There are some awesome tax advantages to leasing as well. It probably is the mark of a true professional who makes most of his living that way.

Link | Posted on Dec 29, 2016 at 16:53 UTC

Look at the actual article - they asked a photographer "what questions to ask" and go - surprise surprise - answers which all matched that particular photographers workflow and shooting style.

Shrug - I'm surprised she didn't advice them to always book a woman because ... <insert bogus reason here> and it's important that the photographers name begins with M for the ultimate quality.

Link | Posted on Dec 29, 2016 at 16:51 UTC as 125th comment
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DrSL: I read a while ago, that in the US courts are allowed only cameras with a shutter loudness equal or below the Leica shutter loudness. This make sense.

The UN have long had the same rule.

Link | Posted on Dec 29, 2016 at 16:48 UTC
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KrisAK: If you're a photographer trying to break into the market as a wedding photographer, wouldn't it be easier just to buy a damned Nikon or Canon (flip a coin) and eliminate the possibility of even encountering this type of thing?

Not if eg you want to shoot candids of the bride and be unobtrusive (use a Fuji x100T) or you want to blow up really big (use a Hasselblad MF) or your "shtick" is that you only shoot film on Leica kit for "the ultimate quality" or or or.

thousand reasons why not to use Canon or Nikon.

Link | Posted on Dec 29, 2016 at 16:45 UTC
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Andreas Stuebs: I liked some of the pictures but I did find her presentation style rather long winded and not to the point. I did find something different interesting – she showed a couple of pictures of children playing. I wonder if she would have been allowed to take these pictures in the US or here in Germany. Even more so if the photographer had been a man. Street photography is all but dead when you cannot show any person anymore and have to be careful not to show anybody under the age of 18. I cannot believe the photographer got release document signed by all the respective parents/guardians of the children shown. But perhaps its ok to show pictures of people as long as they are from 3rd world countries?

I thought what mobile phones and 911 were for....

Link | Posted on Jan 25, 2016 at 19:51 UTC
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Andreas Stuebs: I liked some of the pictures but I did find her presentation style rather long winded and not to the point. I did find something different interesting – she showed a couple of pictures of children playing. I wonder if she would have been allowed to take these pictures in the US or here in Germany. Even more so if the photographer had been a man. Street photography is all but dead when you cannot show any person anymore and have to be careful not to show anybody under the age of 18. I cannot believe the photographer got release document signed by all the respective parents/guardians of the children shown. But perhaps its ok to show pictures of people as long as they are from 3rd world countries?

It's OK to show pictures of kids without written permission in most of the developed world too. Certainly the USA, UK, Canada and most of Europe.

Just dont be creepy and you're fine.

Link | Posted on Jan 25, 2016 at 13:56 UTC

I'd have been a lot more impressed if she'd gone authentic and used a Fed 4. :)

Really good talk - but using B+W film to show how gritty a place is has been kinda done to death.

Link | Posted on Jan 24, 2016 at 17:15 UTC as 24th comment | 1 reply
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goshigoo: Because many people think f/4 is f/4 regardless of format
They do not understand m43 only cover 1/4 of 135FF

Panasonic sells fewer lenses then canikon
The R&D cost accounts for the expensive price of m43's lenses

It is more worth to buy canikon super tele lenses then m43's
And it won't be portable anyway and you will have to take a tripod/monopod when using super tele lenses, which adds another weight

M43 is makes more sense in wide / normal zoom range

Wow! That's quite the rant.

Here's a suggestion for you: Don't buy one!

Link | Posted on Jan 6, 2016 at 03:41 UTC
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photoshack: I'd love one, and another 12k for lenses. But the $3.6k for a Canon 5DS will be easier on the pocket book, and with the 5DS I can print life size. So, I'll wistfully watch others get this bargain!

At 300 dpi a 5DS give you "life size".... I guess it depends on what you're shooting.

Nude midgets maybe?

Link | Posted on Dec 24, 2015 at 04:50 UTC
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rrccad: I don't know.. Walking around with a $1000 compact in most places of the world is simply a bad idea.

IMO that's not exactly "real world".. I'd choose the lx100 for that reason, or even the tough, or an older rx100 before the IVor the more flashy expensive looking x100t..

A good travel cam should not scream .. Steal me.

Serious answer: Insurance.

If you're somewhere where your gear might be casually stolen then get insurance. If you're going somewhere mad dangerous then personally I take old film stuff that really isn't resalable.

But for the most part insurance works.

Link | Posted on Dec 20, 2015 at 00:42 UTC
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JurijTurnsek: Can anyone point me to the data that shows RX1/R as a flop? These two cameras have incredibly high re-sale value and will have it for the foreseeable future.

The resale value is likely to crash now that the successor has come out and people dump onto the market to upgrade.

Link | Posted on Oct 17, 2015 at 13:56 UTC

Would love one.

Cant afford one.

Life moves on.

Link | Posted on Oct 17, 2015 at 13:52 UTC as 15th comment
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abe4652: I didn't think that folks in England cared that much about politics. I guess their hatred of republicans and conservatism is such that they'll use some photos to show how bad these folks are. As proof, the fact that they had food on tables. The unmitigated gall. How dare leaders in America have food on tables around the time of 9/11.

Please. Even the brains-dead liberals posting here on Dpreview are not stupid enough to be so obvious in their bias.

Francis Carver - google "war of 1812".

It's a one to one draw between the Brits and USA I think.

Link | Posted on Jul 26, 2015 at 15:03 UTC
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nerd2: Most thing he says are a terrible, downright lies.

"OM-D E-M5 ll High Res Shot system has a number of advantages over high resolution full frame camera systems. He said that users of sensors with a similar number of pixels to 40 million had to use a tripod all the time to make their images look sharp, but that OM-D users could switch between using a tripod and not, according to the resolution mode set on the camera."

It's a TOTAL LIE. 40MP FF camera paired with 100mm lens requires the same amount of shutter speed 10MP m43 camera paired with 100mm lens requires to be sharp at pixel level. I am fine with 1/250 at 10MP body with 200mm effective focal length, and that's what I need for 40MP FF to be sharp with 100mm lens. And 1/250 sec shutter speed is totally achievable in many conditions.

On the other hand, OMD user will ALWAYS need tripod and totally stationary subject as the whole process takes ONE SECOND.

How many FF cameras have IBIS?

Link | Posted on Feb 15, 2015 at 01:57 UTC
On article Opinion: The myth of the upgrade path (1624 comments in total)
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dash2k8: Of course full-frame is the end-point we should all aspire to, otherwise we're not much for aspirations, are we? It's like saying we should only aspire for a cheap sedan because it has a lower maintenance cost than a luxury vehicle. Such a defeatist mentality is selling ourselves short. Had NASA thought this way, we would never have gotten on the moon. The higher we aim, the higher we will go.

Anyone who only ever aspires to an APS-C body is not going to go far in photo (which is fine, since for some ppl, photography is just for fun). However, it's one thing to not be able to afford an FF system, it's another to be complacent and say "this is good ENOUGH." When that word appears, you know corners are cut and goals reduced. We should all aspire to FF bodies and beyond.

To clarify, I have nothing against ppl who shoot for fun. But I do have a problem with the words "good enough."

dash2k8 - completely agree with you.

How much does it shew you up not to be shooting with a medium format camera? The real pinnacle of aspiration.

Link | Posted on Jan 16, 2015 at 01:07 UTC
On article Opinion: The myth of the upgrade path (1624 comments in total)
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friedduck: I kept expecting affordable full-frame when I sold my last APS-C camera and all my glass. I was sure it was around the corner, and pledged to jump back in when it arrived (thinking along the same lines as the author.)

i'm still waiting.

Aside from buying an RX-100 I haven't spent a dollar on photography in 5 years. There's a huge untapped market here. It looks like buying used is going to be my solution.

You're seriously saying that for 5 years you have been waiting on the perfect FF camera?

Wow! Really Wow!

Link | Posted on Jan 14, 2015 at 14:51 UTC
On article Opinion: The myth of the upgrade path (1624 comments in total)
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obsolescence: I started with Olympus Four Thirds, which is now basically obsolete and the lenses are not worth much. Obsolescence (that's my moniker) is the lifeblood of the tech industry, including photography. It's also very likely the future of the human species on this degraded planet, so we had better enjoy what we have while we still can. That means not spending all our discretionary money on photo gear just to have the latest and greatest.

PerL -> Yup - but so what?

I get to use legacy lenses from many many manufacturers.

It really only affects me if I want to use lenses for an ultra wide FOV and even there I can use a Metabones adapter to give me back much of the multiplier effect, as well as making the lens ultra ultra fast.

Link | Posted on Jan 13, 2015 at 23:56 UTC
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