thejohnnerparty

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thejohnnerparty: I'm seeing a trend in new lens designs and I'm not liking it. I see it in this Samy 35. I saw it in the new Nikkor 28mm F/1.4. And I've seen it other lenses - the flat look of the principle subject in the foreground. It doesn't look natural to me. The subjects almost look like an overlay on the photo. I hope I wrong about this, but before I buy any new lens I'm going to be looking for that characteristic. I'm just not fond of it. I think it is being caused by designers that provide enhanced background bokeh. ..... I'm not an optics engineer, so if this is nonsense please don't go ballistic. ;-)

@monkeybrain: There was a recent shoot that was showing the attributes of the new Nikkor 28 F/1.4. I believe it was shot in the Middle East. It was a really nice set of images - color, composition, etc. Really great stuff, but one of the photos really stood out - it was a young woman in the foreground with a couple of camels a little behind her. To she almost looks like an overlay in the photo. Then I started looking more closely at all the photos and notice a bit of the characteristic in other photos. I'm not saying that photos are not pleasing because they are, but I just like that "overlaid" look. ...

Link | Posted on Jun 13, 2017 at 01:12 UTC

I'm seeing a trend in new lens designs and I'm not liking it. I see it in this Samy 35. I saw it in the new Nikkor 28mm F/1.4. And I've seen it other lenses - the flat look of the principle subject in the foreground. It doesn't look natural to me. The subjects almost look like an overlay on the photo. I hope I wrong about this, but before I buy any new lens I'm going to be looking for that characteristic. I'm just not fond of it. I think it is being caused by designers that provide enhanced background bokeh. ..... I'm not an optics engineer, so if this is nonsense please don't go ballistic. ;-)

Link | Posted on Jun 12, 2017 at 04:48 UTC as 8th comment | 5 replies
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ovatab: pro with a flyswatter vs amateur with AK-47

... a draw

lol

Link | Posted on Jun 9, 2017 at 15:17 UTC
On article First shots from new Nikon 28mm F1.4E ED (224 comments in total)

Very enjoyable. The entire set is consistent in color, tone and lighting. The shots that captured the model’s eyes were just mesmerizing. But I did get distracted by two or three shots. The one that stood out the most was the girl in the scene with the camels. I found that one particularly distracting because the objects (the girl and the camels) appeared almost like overlays in the scene. The scene didn’t look completely natural to me. It is almost like the objects lacked depth. Did anyone else notice that or is just me? I don’t think that has anything to do with the photographer, but is it a characteristic of the lens?

Link | Posted on Jun 1, 2017 at 03:54 UTC as 58th comment | 4 replies
On article How do you know you need a new camera? (409 comments in total)

Be sure to share your choice with us. ;-)

Link | Posted on May 29, 2017 at 05:48 UTC as 51st comment

Wow!!! That is impressive. .... How is the camera industry going to survive with stuff like this in a smart phone?

Link | Posted on May 14, 2017 at 16:25 UTC as 1st comment

Very cool and funny video on the cherry blossoms.

Link | Posted on May 1, 2017 at 14:52 UTC as 3rd comment
On article Sony a9 Full Review: Mirrorless Redefined (2726 comments in total)

I am wondering if I have a monitor problem or my eyes are bad. Most of the photos look a bit washed out and grainy to me. Is that the case or is the problem on my end?

Link | Posted on Apr 27, 2017 at 19:07 UTC as 317th comment | 3 replies
On photo The road that goes into the distance in the Perspective challenge (2 comments in total)

Nicely done. Very impressive for a P&S.

Link | Posted on Apr 27, 2017 at 16:42 UTC as 1st comment | 1 reply
On photo St. Peter's Basilica in the Perspective challenge (2 comments in total)

Very impressive detail and really no distortion. Nicely done.

Link | Posted on Apr 27, 2017 at 16:38 UTC as 1st comment | 1 reply
On article Re-make/Re-model: Leica Summaron 28mm F5.6 Samples (202 comments in total)

I don't know if it is my monitor or the pics, but I am disappointed with what I see. If it is not my monitor, then the camera or the lens or both are a bit disappointing.

Link | Posted on Mar 24, 2017 at 16:52 UTC as 45th comment
On photo Winter morning in Tolgsky monastery in the Dawns first rays challenge (2 comments in total)

Nice shot. Love the person walking in the scene.

Link | Posted on Mar 23, 2017 at 03:56 UTC as 1st comment | 1 reply
On photo foggy sunrise in the Dawns first rays challenge (1 comment in total)

Very nice.

Link | Posted on Mar 23, 2017 at 03:55 UTC as 1st comment
On photo First Rays in NYC in the Dawns first rays challenge (1 comment in total)

Really love the color, but it was the angle on the bridge that got my attention. I don't know that I have ever seen it from this angle. Nicely done!

Link | Posted on Mar 23, 2017 at 03:53 UTC as 1st comment
On photo Moeraki boulders in the Dawns first rays challenge (1 comment in total)

Very interesting.

Link | Posted on Mar 23, 2017 at 03:46 UTC as 1st comment
On photo Autumn Light in The Maples in the Dawns first rays challenge (2 comments in total)

You captured it beautifully - the light, the fog and the composition. Very nicely done.

Link | Posted on Mar 23, 2017 at 03:43 UTC as 2nd comment
On a photo in the Canon 16-35mm F2.8L III USM sample gallery (2 comments in total)

What are we looking at?

Link | Posted on Dec 27, 2016 at 00:11 UTC as 1st comment | 1 reply
On photo Distant Dolomites in the Down in the Valley challenge (2 comments in total)

Very interesting.

Link | Posted on Dec 8, 2016 at 09:32 UTC as 1st comment
On photo Lauterbrunnen Valley in the Down in the Valley challenge (1 comment in total)

I wonder what it is like living in such a beautiful place?

Link | Posted on Dec 8, 2016 at 09:29 UTC as 1st comment
On photo Eggsplosion! in the An A to Z of Subjects- Week 5, E challenge (8 comments in total)
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T bird: What went through the eggs?

@NPW UK - Nicely done.

Link | Posted on Dec 6, 2016 at 04:09 UTC
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