snackwells

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On article Little beauty: Nordin Seruyan's macro images (352 comments in total)
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edwinvs: If you're interested in Mr. Seruyan's technique you should have a look at these two pictures on his 500px gallery:

http://500px.com/photo/40616148/goodbye-my-friend-by-nordin-seruyan
http://500px.com/photo/39645660/flying-without-wings-by-nordin-seruyan

Both show exactly the same seed, but with a different background and with the snail clinging to it in a different position. Obviously this is the result of compositing in Photoshop; it has very little to do with macrophotography.

You are 100% correct. He is skillful at digital photo compositing and image manipulation.

Having said that, his photo art are at times magnificent.

Link | Posted on May 13, 2014 at 22:58 UTC
On article Sigma USB Dock quick review (147 comments in total)
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The Photo Ninja: If I buy a lens, it better work without me having to buy a dock to fix it.

Yeah good luck with that one. There are a lot of variances from copy to copy and the fact that Sigma provides a way to tweak the performance and parameters of the lens is a BIG PLUS.

Link | Posted on Aug 12, 2013 at 23:04 UTC
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BruceBorowski: No one is closed minded to new techniques just apples propaganda.............

I would not put anything beneath an apple that has fallen off its tree!

Link | Posted on Feb 8, 2013 at 04:08 UTC
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M Jesper: Is this prototype meant to be reality any time soon ? Because if it does i must remember to win the lottery asap.

I saw 4K displays on sale for approx $22,000 USD (for a 65" LG model, on a recent trip to Seoul). Let's say that is 20 times more expensive than a 1080p display...then you REALLY have to win the lottery (or be filthy rich) to afford a $440,000 USD 8K display!

Link | Posted on Jan 12, 2013 at 10:59 UTC
On photo Yana in the Blondes Portrait challenge (4 comments in total)
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stanginit: Really nice. Shot really works. Would like to know what she is doing with her hands. ;)

She is holding a handgun and it's about to be pointed at YOU! lol

Link | Posted on Nov 27, 2012 at 03:58 UTC
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ZAnton: As usual insane pricing: Price of the 18-55 STM > Canon 18-55 IS mkII + Mount adapter.

Remember that the fit, finish, and quality of the materials play into the pricing, and from the looks of it, the STM has a metal mount and far better fit/finish.

Link | Posted on Jul 23, 2012 at 14:13 UTC

They are going about it the wrong way. I would prefer they take a simpler approach: gouge out a human eyeball (or perhaps an "eagle eye"), wire it up digitally, done...they can call it the DARPA's ALIVE-2 camera...maybe in a few years...just have to figure out how to keep the organic parts metabolizing...and the whole system would only require 5mW of power instead of 430W. I would donate an eyeball or two but mine have been experimented on long time ago.

Link | Posted on Jun 23, 2012 at 05:28 UTC as 44th comment
On article The One-Light Studio (94 comments in total)
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Zafar Kazmi: Sorry to say, but these images are not impressive at all.

...and you are missing the point of this article. It's not to show off impressive images. The images are there to distinctly illustrate the effects of on vs off axis lighting, single source.

Link | Posted on May 24, 2012 at 04:54 UTC

Sounds exciting....but sadly it also sounds very expensive...

Link | Posted on May 2, 2012 at 08:53 UTC as 12th comment
On article Facebook buys photo sharing service Instagram for $1bn (144 comments in total)
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Tape5: People please stop having kids...And if you do, please don't give them so much pocket money.

Don't buy them so many phones and ipads with the hope that they will not reject you when they grow up.

Soon all we are going to be left with is big business chasing each other down the idiot trail for the last penny middle class parents have shoved into their kids' pockets.

Please. Take your mindless blathering somewhere else, thank you.

Link | Posted on Apr 10, 2012 at 10:38 UTC
On photo BK6A0180 in dpreview review samples's photo gallery (2 comments in total)

Compared to the RAW version, this JPEG version really struggles to retain details! Especially true in the shadows of the distant trees, and the tree bark of the foreground trees

Link | Posted on Mar 24, 2012 at 12:18 UTC as 1st comment
On a photo in the Canon EOS 5D Mark III Preview Samples sample gallery (2 comments in total)

Compared to the RAW version, this JPEG version really struggles to retain details! Especially true in the shadows of the distant trees, and the tree bark of the foreground trees

Link | Posted on Mar 24, 2012 at 12:18 UTC as 1st comment

Wow...the JPG loss of fine detail is frighteningly stark compared to the RAW conversions (see the forest/tree scenes). This is a strictly RAW only camera...at least coupled with the 24-105.

Link | Posted on Mar 24, 2012 at 12:14 UTC as 54th comment | 8 replies
On photo ISO 102400 (H2) in dpreview review samples's photo gallery (14 comments in total)

Likely a limitation in the EXIF due to byte space constraints. (8 bits)

Link | Posted on Mar 2, 2012 at 17:27 UTC as 10th comment
On a photo in the Canon EOS 5D Mark III low light ISO samples sample gallery (14 comments in total)

Likely a limitation in the EXIF due to byte space constraints. (8 bits)

Link | Posted on Mar 2, 2012 at 17:27 UTC as 10th comment
On article Nikon D4 & D800: What do the Professionals Think? (391 comments in total)
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Deeso: To sum up: These are two great cameras but people also need a true sucesor for the D700. Affordable, moderate resolution, standard DSLR body and high speed.

Shame on you for thinking MP is the only differential between the two cameras.

Link | Posted on Feb 23, 2012 at 19:09 UTC
On article Fujifilm produces limited edition of 10,000 black X100s (101 comments in total)
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mdava: Surely 10,000 units is not a *limited* edition in any meaningful sense of the word.

How many X100s have been sold in total so far?

Likely the vast majority of buyers seriously contemplating this camera would have already bought one, or will be holding out for the X-Pro1.

Meaning 10,000 units of a "limited" edition may turn out to be 10,000 units too many!

Link | Posted on Jan 14, 2012 at 18:48 UTC
On article Fujifilm patents hybrid organic/CMOS sensor (82 comments in total)
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whtchocla7e: With all due respect to Dr. Fossum, I tend to ignore his insightful remarks about any new technologies that he is not personally involved with.

All eyes on Fuji and I hope they change the game.

My thoughts exactly.

He's probably a bright fellow, but I found his commentary to be dry and uninsightful, laced with obvious bias.

Link | Posted on Dec 21, 2011 at 22:48 UTC
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