Dyun27

Dyun27

Lives in Southern California
Works as a Creative Director
Joined on Sep 15, 2012

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On article Canon EOS Rebel SL2 sample gallery (229 comments in total)
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jadot: It's 2017 and still the little boys are finding it necessary to pass approval/disapprove of

a) How a female person is 'squatting' (snigger)
b) How a woman chooses to adorn her body
c) Whether or not a woman has hair anywhere on her body

You little boys are a joke. Get up from your internet slumber and have a look in the mirror, then try to figure out why women have always found you repulsive. Or are you some kind of pimp, where only the "finest Bs & Hs" come up to your hard man standard.

Creep.

Could not agree with you more. The creep factor is so high with these people, they couldn't keep it to themselves even with checks in place. They had the chance to think, read their post and then decide whether or not it was appropriate enough to push the "post" button. They failed on all fronts.

Link | Posted on Aug 11, 2017 at 09:12 UTC
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rbach44: I don’t think this is photography at all, and I don’t think I would be happy if any of my images were used in this way.

That being said, its an interesting conversation in the modern age. What is an authentic photograph in 2017? We take other people’s images and use them for our own ends every day on social media. With ideas and images being copied so commonly and spread so quickly, why is this so much more offensive? Its good conversation and I would be interested to be see how this pans out in court.

BUT… selling these for 6 figures? That seems petty. Starting the conversation and getting the world a bit riled up to make point is something I support. But selling other’s images for large sum of money is not, and seems to discredit an otherwise interesting argument.

The ethical thing to do would be to request the original photographer's permission and let him/her profit from this "artwork" as well, so that they don't feel like something has been stolen from them. I would definitely not appreciate some stranger taking one of my images, printing them and selling them for any amount of money, be it $5.00 or $500,000. Without consent, it is theft, plain and simple.

Link | Posted on Jul 28, 2017 at 16:26 UTC
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wildpig1234: Anyone able to order this from anywhere yet? Still seems to be back order on all the usual sources...

It is now shipping in the U.S. Got my copy two weeks ago from B&H. It was a long wait, but worth it!

Link | Posted on Jul 27, 2017 at 02:47 UTC
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justmeMN: Nikon should have blocked that Mrs. Green Apple! video, so people in North America and Europe couldn't view it. :-)

And make us miss out on whatever that is? No thank you! 😂😶

Link | Posted on Jul 26, 2017 at 06:38 UTC

Drugs,........ so many psychoactives.... 😅 Not sure how else to explain it. It's kinda fun and less disturbing than most children's shows these days, but only by a small margin. At least it looks like they're having fun.

Link | Posted on Jul 26, 2017 at 06:37 UTC as 34th comment | 1 reply

Isn't it usually the point to make manipulated images look as believable as possible? Unless the photographer/artist states otherwise, I'm assuming they don't want people to spot the manipulations in order to retain enjoyment of the image.

My first introduction to photo-manipulation was in College, where I learned that some pro Nat Geo photographers removed animals, backgrounds, or rearranged them in order to improve composition & help them illustrate their stories better. I felt a bit crushed by that, because who can I trust for real content, if not Nat Geo?

Nowadays even if I suspect that most photos are manipulated beyond the "natural" reality, I still like to remain ignorant to what parts of the photograph were altered and to what degree. It makes me appreciate it a lot less when I can see the discrepancies. Like magic, I want to be fooled so that I can enjoy it.

If miscarriage of justice is of concern, study the RAW files, not prints, JPEGs or TIFFs.

Link | Posted on Jul 22, 2017 at 17:17 UTC as 25th comment
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Davud: They need to come up with an improved preview algorithm ASAP.
Generating 1:1 previews for takes forever and the slightest edit in smart previews takes too long to show. Slugfest even on i7 desktop.

Not sure what problem you're having, but I'm working on a 4 year old tablet running Windows 8.1 that doesn't have a dedicated graphics card, and this update has improved the loading speed a lot. 8GB RAM, i7.

Link | Posted on Jul 19, 2017 at 20:45 UTC
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RammerJammer: I've aways thought it was rather silly for someone to tell you that photography isn't about having expensive equipment as they have the $8k body and lens combo hanging around their neck. You almost never see those guys who tell you to just shoot with a smart phone shooting with a smartphone unless they are advertising for the smartphone manufacture.

For those starting out, it's best to learn composition and recognizing important moments on a cheaper starter camera, or even their smart phone.

Learning to take better pictures with a $3,000 set-up is kind of a waste of money if you only take advantage of 5% of its capabilities. By the time you hit its limits, it probably needs to be replaced or repaired.

That money could have been better spent on specialized equipment once the photographer discovers his/her strengths. There's no point in spending hundreds of dollars on landscape lenses when it turns out you're more into portraits, or macro. No point in buying a D5 if you never shoot low light or action.

That's why most experienced photographers keep recommending that you stop focusing on gear and focus on composition and timing first. When you've learned the basics of photography and educated yourself on why some equipment is better than another for YOUR needs, you'll spend your money more wisely.

Link | Posted on Jul 11, 2017 at 19:51 UTC
On article Video: First look at the Canon EOS 6D Mark II (128 comments in total)

I'm sure loads of people will shoot some beautiful images with this camera, and I'm also sure it's just a bit more capable than the older 6D, which definitely qualifies as an "upgrade". More AF points, swivel screen (which is awesome for tripod work), a bit more resolution, probably a bit more dynamic range as well, faster FPS, etc.

Sure you can get most of these features in the three-year-old, lower-priced D750, but so what? The D750 is awesome! I still love mine. Sorry that it took Canon this long to catch up, but people will enjoy it, just like I see myself enjoying the D750 for at least a few more years.

It's an entry-level full frame camera, so of course it's not going to have 5D Mark IV features. For "entry-level", this thing is going to make a lot of people happy regardless of all the negativity going on here. I'm not a Canon shooter, but I'm pretty sure the 6D Mark II is not going to limit anyone's creativity (save for maybe the video people who've been hoping for 4K).

Link | Posted on Jun 30, 2017 at 04:27 UTC as 14th comment
On article Shooting experience: how the Nikon D7500 won me over (196 comments in total)
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tom1234567: Waiting for the upgrade to the D7200
I don't want to downgrade to a lesser D7500,
its important I and others have two SD slots and the better IQ plus more,
which the D7200 has
a better upgrade from lesser Dxxxx would be the D7200
that's my point of view on the matter

Tom G

Why not just pick up a refurbished or lightly used D500? I got mine for under $1,500 with 10,000 clicks in near perfect condition.

Link | Posted on Jun 17, 2017 at 00:03 UTC
On article Shooting experience: how the Nikon D7500 won me over (196 comments in total)
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blink667: Curious about the 7500's IQ compared to the Fuji XT2.

Just compare the D500 to the Fuji XT2 and you'll have your answer. The D500 and D7500 share the same sensor and Expeed processor. https://www.dpreview.com/reviews/image-comparison?attr18=lowlight&attr13_0=fujifilm_xt2&attr13_1=nikon_d500&attr13_2=canon_eos5d&attr13_3=canon_eos5d&attr15_0=raw&attr15_1=raw&attr15_2=raw&attr15_3=raw&attr16_0=6400&attr16_1=6400&attr16_2=3200&attr16_3=3200&normalization=compare&widget=1&x=-1.0761044176706829&y=-0.9791916037136106

Link | Posted on Jun 17, 2017 at 00:01 UTC
On photo Lost in snow in the Minimization in Landscape Photography challenge (4 comments in total)

Beautiful. I'm so jealous! I wish we'd get snow more often in Cali.

Link | Posted on Dec 22, 2016 at 17:50 UTC as 2nd comment
On article Throwback Thursday: Nikon D40 (176 comments in total)
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Dyun27: The D40x was my first Nikon camera and I loved shooting with it. I kept it all these years since early 2008. Two or three years ago when I was between cameras, I pulled it out of the bag again and used it with better lenses. I was impressed with the results!

That being said, it's far too easy to blow highlights with it when photographing white birds or clouds for example, even when setting the EV to -0.7. High ISO images are OK, but shooting above ISO 400 was something I tried to avoid at all cost. Colors are nice, but I sure love the dynamic range and color out of the D610 and D750! As soon as I picked up a D610, the D40x went right back into the bag.

Yet still I can't help but keep it around. :)

It's not a totally different camera, it's pretty much the same thing with 10 megapixels.

Link | Posted on Nov 5, 2016 at 17:41 UTC
On article Throwback Thursday: Nikon D40 (176 comments in total)

The D40x was my first Nikon camera and I loved shooting with it. I kept it all these years since early 2008. Two or three years ago when I was between cameras, I pulled it out of the bag again and used it with better lenses. I was impressed with the results!

That being said, it's far too easy to blow highlights with it when photographing white birds or clouds for example, even when setting the EV to -0.7. High ISO images are OK, but shooting above ISO 400 was something I tried to avoid at all cost. Colors are nice, but I sure love the dynamic range and color out of the D610 and D750! As soon as I picked up a D610, the D40x went right back into the bag.

Yet still I can't help but keep it around. :)

Link | Posted on Nov 4, 2016 at 21:29 UTC as 21st comment | 3 replies
On article X-Factor: Canon's EOS-1D X Mark II examined in-depth (615 comments in total)
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Robert Holloway: As an ex Canon user I worry for them. I am sure this camera is an evolution and will be well received by pro sports shooters. I cannot imagine anyone outside that group being excited about this as a new piece of kit.

I have no idea if it will pull Nikon shooters into the canon fold, I doubt it, when the cost of changing is considered.

I'd love to hear why someone would leave the Canon 5D path and jump into this, versus wait for the 5D4. I doubt it.

I shot Canon for 37 years and this feels like a dinosaur for the enthusiast market.

No joy in this post, just a feeling of... really?
Rob

@Timbukto, I would be EXTREMELY surprised if this new Canon sensor "beats" Nikon or Sony in the dynamic range department. It's probably an improvement compared to other Canon sensors, but I doubt very much that they'll be beating Nikon or Sony in DR. Sure would be nice for Canon users though if it could at least match them. Looking forward to the comparison tests.

Link | Posted on Feb 2, 2016 at 06:46 UTC
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6bender: Soon to be replaced by Walgreens and AutoZones :-(

P.S. 20 some years later, you can still find places in the Czech Republic and Slovakia that look untouched by western civilization. There are still a lot of middle-aged people and seniors who continue to do things as they were done long ago, because that's what they're used to. I think Cuba will also take a long time to westernize, so there's plenty of time to visit before it's all changed. No need to worry that progress will happen within a few years. :D It takes a generation.

Link | Posted on Jan 30, 2016 at 17:43 UTC
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6bender: Soon to be replaced by Walgreens and AutoZones :-(

On one hand I understand your concern. Photographers love being able to see and shoot places that are very much unlike where they came from (i.e. western world filled with chain stores, where nearly every town looks exactly the same). On the other hand, economic progress means better living conditions for the locals. When Czechoslovakia moved away from communism, they too started building chain stores. I was both excited and not. I loved seeing the untouched, rugged character of history, old men still using horses or very old tractors to plow the fields, people growing and eating their own food at home in their gardens, but on the other hand I was happy I could find gas stations that are now open 24/7 and not few and far between. Also being able to find most food, clothing and toiletries without too much trouble sure is great. People being able to buy better cars, have more fun, less government oppression, those are all positive changes. Some still miss the old ways, but life moves on.

Link | Posted on Jan 30, 2016 at 17:38 UTC
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PKDanny: Is D500 ENTRY-LEVEL???

Hardly. :D Looks pretty advanced to me.

Link | Posted on Jan 6, 2016 at 23:36 UTC
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Peter Koudstaal: Within 365 days after its launch,
my then called 'revolutionary' D750 seems already to be outdated. No 4K video, relatively small buffer, limited high ISO performance. Such a shame! Wake up Peter, this is a consumer society! It's not about photography, it's about GEAR!

@Peter, the D750 is still bad-ass. "outdated?" Tech moves fast, but that doesn't mean you can't take insanely great photos with the D750 (unless you are limited by your own skills and imagination of course). Limited high ISO performance? Come on.... how high do you want to go? ISO12800 looks pretty damned good on the D750 and I hardly ever need to go there even though I shoot in local low light venues without flash.

It's about consuming, but it's also VERY much about releasing gear that makes photography even more convenient and integrated into our daily lives. This is what people have been asking for and Nikon has finally delivered.

Link | Posted on Jan 6, 2016 at 22:05 UTC
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Peter Koudstaal: Within 365 days after its launch,
my then called 'revolutionary' D750 seems already to be outdated. No 4K video, relatively small buffer, limited high ISO performance. Such a shame! Wake up Peter, this is a consumer society! It's not about photography, it's about GEAR!

@Absolutic - Yours may have suffered, but mine flew a few feet and bounced off solid concrete without a single scratch. Some guy dropped his 30 feet down with a 70-200mm into some brush and nothing happened to his. Then there was someone with a D810 in his backpack, fell off a chair and it broke. So.... regardless of whether it's a D750 or D8XX, you shouldn't be dropping them.

Link | Posted on Jan 6, 2016 at 21:59 UTC
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