Christian Wagner

Lives in United States New York, NY, United States
Joined on May 7, 2003

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Tom Holly: Hold on a minute, I’m confused, I thought this camera was the one where Sony finally stepped up?

Or will that be the mark 4?

That didn't answer my question at all.

Link | Posted on Feb 21, 2018 at 03:58 UTC
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Tom Holly: Hold on a minute, I’m confused, I thought this camera was the one where Sony finally stepped up?

Or will that be the mark 4?

Stepped up to what? What camera in this price range is better?

Link | Posted on Feb 21, 2018 at 03:53 UTC
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mpb002: Sony should probably stick to doing what they do best, msking vidro game platforms and TVs.

And you should stick with what you do best, which is clearly not spelling.

Link | Posted on Feb 21, 2018 at 03:51 UTC
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fmian: I don't see how this is relevant news here. Because the base camera is the same PRICE as a stills camera? Seems like DPREVIEW is having an identity crisis.

Please remind us what part of video isn't multiple photographs showed in rapid succession to give the appearance of motion.

Link | Posted on Feb 12, 2018 at 00:19 UTC
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Iloveaircraftnoise: I honestly don't get it. Am I missing something here? Can you guys help me out please.

I have always used the proprietary Canon (and Nikon) software.
Never had a problem with either of them. Cost is not an issue. I do paid photo gigs from time to time - yes the Canon software is slow, I know that. But If my pictures are decent out of camera I hardly need to do anything in post.

Why does everyone need all these fancy complicated cheat tools to make your photos look better?

You're right, you don't get it.

Link | Posted on Jan 25, 2018 at 04:22 UTC
On article Canon announces long-awaited EOS 7D Mark II (116 comments in total)
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turbsy: What is with this crying for 4k on a still camera?

I'm confused. Are you saying that the shutter speed is fixed in video? My understanding is you can set the shutter to whatever you want. Granted, the resulting video will look weird (strobe light like), but if the point is to take 8mp stills at 30 fps, this should work perfectly fine (well, if it had 4k).

Link | Posted on Sep 15, 2014 at 15:46 UTC
On article Judge strikes down fine against drone photographer (130 comments in total)
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LANDSHOTS: SCREW THE FAA AND THE FCC AND NTSB AND ALL THE OTHER GOVERNMENT AGENCIES THAT WANT TO MAKE LIFE HELL FOR ALL OF US. THERE TOO MANY LAWS FOR EVERYTHING. NO COMMON SENSE ANY MORE. LIFE BACK IN THE 60'S WAS MUCH BETTER.

Then please give up your computer and your digital camera(s) and everything else that has changed for the better since the 60's.

Link | Posted on Mar 17, 2014 at 16:14 UTC
On article Koci sees life through Google Glass (23 comments in total)
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Peiasdf: At some point, I think street photography went from creepy to stupid.

As opposed to self portrait avatars of a camera in front of your face? We don't see enough of those either.

Link | Posted on Jun 26, 2013 at 20:39 UTC
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matthewk459: How quickly we forget Eddie Adams' photo of General Nguyễn Ngọc Loan's execution of Nguyen Van Lem. Or, Kevin Carter's photo of the child and the vulture of the Sudan. (and yes, I realise Carter's photo was a matter of perspective and he likely chased the bird away)

Rather than beating them up on the internet, we simply gave them Pulitzers. Perhaps if this was on the cover of time magazine rather than the post, we'd all be looking at this a little differently...

It's simply journalisim, bringing you the worst, and best parts of humanity since the dawn of time. Shame on us for being so hypercritical of a situation none of us actually participated in.

Maloy - fake picture and fake story? Are you nuts?!

Link | Posted on Dec 5, 2012 at 23:27 UTC
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macroxscape: No amount of saying could excuse a person not to do something to save the fellow human being but taking a train of pictures (40+). The picture says more about the photographer and the NYPost editing manager than the tragedy in the picture. God bless us all.

So you are out saving lives left and right? Or is it only if you happen to be in the area of someone about to die. People die senseless deaths all over the world on a daily basis. What have you done to prevent a single death?

Link | Posted on Dec 5, 2012 at 23:26 UTC
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davejm53: The Post clearly is only looking for sensationalism. They are disgusting. I also wonder where anyone else was to help this man? Were no New Yorkers around? The photographer for one is an idiot, but that does not excuse all other people.

The person in teh photo is an idiot. All you have to do is lay down in the tracks, they are made for that. Or he could have run the opposite way, this is far down the subway track so the train is slowing and near stopped.

Link | Posted on Dec 5, 2012 at 23:25 UTC
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PanErwin: Many people here defend the publication of this image, but what do you find interesting in this image? Except some voyeurism?

Only answer I can find is that it makes me react because things like this should not happen. Let's find ways to make this impossible. You can not have a cop behind everyone?

So here is an idea: in a nearby city, the subways are accessible only through doors that open after the cars have stopped. The platform is isolated from the tracks with a plexiglass wall, and the wagons stop precisely so that the plexi doors and wagons doors are aligned.

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PanErwin - are you kidding? NYC isn't even close to the wealthiest city in the world. The average income here is very low.

Link | Posted on Dec 5, 2012 at 23:23 UTC
On photo Walt Disney Concert Hall in the Be Veg, Go Green 2Save The Planet ! challenge (3 comments in total)

Now I know how to win a challenge, be the only entrant!

Link | Posted on Oct 9, 2012 at 03:19 UTC as 1st comment
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MaikeruN: Dear posters below,

It doesn't matter what you say, about the price, the design, the principles, values, practicality, etc. This camera will sell. People are going to buy it. People will love it. They won't have enough of it. Leica is still going to be around, possibly a lot longer than you. And you know what? They're gonna make more limited edition products just like this.

I don't own a Leica, maybe I never will, but as a fellow photographer, I think it's pretty cool to spice some stuff up a bit sometimes. If you don't get at all excited over anything camera related (and it applies to all the other product announcements) then maybe photography ain't for you. Unless you're just a boring purist photographer, in which case you should just buy yourself an SD1 and not bother posting anything at all.

Please stop crying.

cxsparc - what is my problem?? Im using the same argument as gothmoth to show how stupid it is. Anybody posting on this site has more money then 99% of the world. Anyone spending a $1,000+ on a completely discretionary item is in the top percentile of the world. Because some fools here draw the line just above wheat they can spend is hypocritical at best.

As far as the blatant extravagance, most of these sold won't see the light of day. They will be bought as investments. But there are hundreds and thousands of products that are all about extravagance, all the multi thousand dollar bags, jewelry, $400 burberry scarfs, it's just lame to put arbitrary values on when it becomes extravagant. To many, many people, 50k is nothing.

As far as the bible goes, if you believe in some imaginary sky fairy, that's a whole other issue.

Link | Posted on May 11, 2012 at 16:20 UTC
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MaikeruN: Dear posters below,

It doesn't matter what you say, about the price, the design, the principles, values, practicality, etc. This camera will sell. People are going to buy it. People will love it. They won't have enough of it. Leica is still going to be around, possibly a lot longer than you. And you know what? They're gonna make more limited edition products just like this.

I don't own a Leica, maybe I never will, but as a fellow photographer, I think it's pretty cool to spice some stuff up a bit sometimes. If you don't get at all excited over anything camera related (and it applies to all the other product announcements) then maybe photography ain't for you. Unless you're just a boring purist photographer, in which case you should just buy yourself an SD1 and not bother posting anything at all.

Please stop crying.

Gavlis - it's the exact same argument as Gothmoth put out. I agree it's stupid, that was the point, to show that Gothmoths argument was stupid. He/she was the one saying people shold be fed instead of buying this camera. There are MF digital cameras that cost this amount, there are watches that cost far more then this and any cheap digital watch tells better time then an automatic.

Link | Posted on May 11, 2012 at 16:01 UTC
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MaikeruN: Dear posters below,

It doesn't matter what you say, about the price, the design, the principles, values, practicality, etc. This camera will sell. People are going to buy it. People will love it. They won't have enough of it. Leica is still going to be around, possibly a lot longer than you. And you know what? They're gonna make more limited edition products just like this.

I don't own a Leica, maybe I never will, but as a fellow photographer, I think it's pretty cool to spice some stuff up a bit sometimes. If you don't get at all excited over anything camera related (and it applies to all the other product announcements) then maybe photography ain't for you. Unless you're just a boring purist photographer, in which case you should just buy yourself an SD1 and not bother posting anything at all.

Please stop crying.

Gothmoth - I'm sure these people spend some of their money on charity too. What makes you so great by only spending "some of your money" and working for a charity in your spare time? Why are you spending any time on a gear forum when there are people going hungry?? I mean think of the people you could feed and help or the extra time you could spend at the charity organization if you didn't hang out on a photography site or take pictures!! I mean come on, how can anyone possibly spend time taking a picture when their are people that are hungry and hurting!!! Oh the humanity!!

I'm guessing most of the people who are able to buy this camera do more for charity they you ever have or will.

Link | Posted on May 11, 2012 at 12:40 UTC
On photo I love New York in the New York City challenge (9 comments in total)

Nice enough pic but how is this not the same old New York that we know? This is one of hte most photographed spots in the city!

Link | Posted on Apr 28, 2012 at 02:55 UTC as 1st comment
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larrytusaz: I would like it if the red-dot movie button could be re-mapped. I don't use movie-mode on SLRs & it would be handy to be able to remap it to ISO or white balance etc, just as you can with the Fn button.

I'm not going on a "SLRs shouldn't have movie modes" rant, it's been almost 4 years & whether I like it or not it's here, and I realize the target market absolutely wants it. Still, the Fn button can be re-mapped, on a model like this that has so few "hot buttons" it would be nice if the red-dot could be as well. (Obviously it would be mapped to movie-mode out-of-box by default.) Other "semi-serious" models like the Olympus E-PL1 I also own allow for this, as do the newer versions of m4/3rds.

And yes--why not Wi-Fi built-in? (One person said "different standards in different countries"--but then how did Samsung figure it out?) Why not have the Wi-Fi unit, or another one like it, that works with not-so-ancient models like the D5100 and D7000 etc?

You haven't changed your mind?! Yesterday it was your life's mission to stop convergence of video and stills and today you tolerate it?

You also said having video on dslr's took away functionality that could make for better stills. Now you are fine with it as long as you can remap a button?!

Thank god your lifes mission isn't something important as it would surely end in abject failure just like this one.

Link | Posted on Apr 19, 2012 at 18:31 UTC
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larrytusaz: I would like it if the red-dot movie button could be re-mapped. I don't use movie-mode on SLRs & it would be handy to be able to remap it to ISO or white balance etc, just as you can with the Fn button.

I'm not going on a "SLRs shouldn't have movie modes" rant, it's been almost 4 years & whether I like it or not it's here, and I realize the target market absolutely wants it. Still, the Fn button can be re-mapped, on a model like this that has so few "hot buttons" it would be nice if the red-dot could be as well. (Obviously it would be mapped to movie-mode out-of-box by default.) Other "semi-serious" models like the Olympus E-PL1 I also own allow for this, as do the newer versions of m4/3rds.

And yes--why not Wi-Fi built-in? (One person said "different standards in different countries"--but then how did Samsung figure it out?) Why not have the Wi-Fi unit, or another one like it, that works with not-so-ancient models like the D5100 and D7000 etc?

Yesterday you said "even if photography & video are "converging" (and I sure hope they aren't, and if they are, I will practically make it my very mission in life to make it not be so if I at all can)."

Today you say "it's been almost 4 years & whether I like it or not it's here."

It took all of 24 hours for you to give up on your lifes mission. Sad. As I said, resistence is futile. Thank you for proving me right.

Link | Posted on Apr 19, 2012 at 15:01 UTC
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