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how many ws is a nikon sb800...900?

Link | Posted on Mar 1, 2017 at 23:19 UTC as 5th comment | 1 reply
On article Fujifilm XF 23mm F2 R WR sample gallery (284 comments in total)

I'm waiting for Fuji to listen to us and finally make an 8x10 size sensor! They're just not listening!!

Link | Posted on Mar 1, 2017 at 23:15 UTC as 3rd comment
On article Leica Summilux-SL 50mm F1.4 sample gallery (367 comments in total)

do you all realize that you could buy an awesome, like new Sportster, for $3500, a great xt2 with lenses and have plenty of money left to ride across the country (of your choice) photographing!? this $8000 leica talk is a staggering waste of time I think.
Hey.. how bout if leica gave a real photographer a camera for each one they sell to a dentist?

Link | Posted on Mar 1, 2017 at 23:07 UTC as 5th comment
On article Leica Summilux-SL 50mm F1.4 sample gallery (367 comments in total)
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Soggoth: For some reason most Leica gear reviews I saw featuring strange sample shots: some random stuff, parts of buildings and blurry foregrounds. I guess it suppose to look "artistic" because it shoot with Leica, but to me it just looks like random snapshots.

of course. I doubt that they have the budget to hire an actual great photographer to spend a day or a half day, shooting for this.

Link | Posted on Mar 1, 2017 at 23:00 UTC
On article Leica Summilux-SL 50mm F1.4 sample gallery (367 comments in total)
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EduardoKleinFichtner: The best lens ever made. Period.

if you just happen to be someone who uses a 50 mm lens. I could name a long list of better lenses, for me.

Link | Posted on Mar 1, 2017 at 22:57 UTC
On article 2016 Challenge of Challenges winners announced (62 comments in total)
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Derek Dean: I find it interesting that so many folks on DPR feel that increasing the saturation in an image (if that indeed was done) is such a bad thing, as if the only permissible way to present an image is to make it look exactly like it did when the image was taken.

I've always felt that photography was about trying to share a "feeling" that the photographer experienced when the image was taken, and that whatever the photographer decides needs to done in post to help get that feeling across is fine.

I really like this image and feel it does a good job of expressing the idea of "the golden hour".

And don't get me wrong, I enjoy realistic photos as well, but I don't think that's the only way they need to be presented.

To me it does a good job of showing that if you can afford a ticket to Burma, a real long Telephoto lens, and don't realize when you went a bit too far with Photoshop, and get your inspiration from those posters that are supposed to give good employees inspiration while having to spend the year in a cubicle... You Too can be a contest winning photographer.

Link | Posted on Feb 22, 2017 at 15:20 UTC

oh yeah... we all know how well photographs have made the world a better, calmer place. Seeing this shot of this guy with a gun in his hand says nothing. Does nothing.
Especially compared to the many thousands of closed circuit videos in stores during shootings/stabbings that we can watch all day long on youtube. But sure.. go ahead and try dissecting this particular picture... until the next picture of the next photogenic
killer.

Link | Posted on Feb 16, 2017 at 18:16 UTC as 17th comment
On article Fujifilm XF 23mm F2 R WR sample gallery (284 comments in total)
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henrikbengtsson: And there they are again. The Fuji-colors. Seriously, just by looking at these samples makes me want to ditch all my fancy-pancy Canon gear and go all-in Fuji. If the XT-2 was a fullsize body I would seriously consider it.

I don't know... they just know how the colors and tones make you feel good. Probably not a high score from a technical perspective, but who cares about that anyway.

Color is art, at least for me.

if enough people Do ditch the big fat nikon and Canon stuff for little great stuff like fuji, olympus, etc. the sooner nikon, canon will give us better cameras. And the more fuji, etc. will make what people are asking of them.

Link | Posted on Feb 16, 2017 at 18:08 UTC
On article Fujifilm XF 23mm F2 R WR sample gallery (284 comments in total)
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Robert Garcia NYC: Seem ok. Most cameras/lens combos do fine job nowadays.

True..... but imagine if everyone realized this? No endless reviews of every damn plastic camera made in china coming out this week! No more commenting back and forth about whether or not Leica cameras (Thee camera for Dentists) are worth the million dollars they now cost (with free body cap!) People would be forced to talk about photo content (ha, there goes 99.9 % of the images they all are making every nanosecond), the stock companies wouldn't have the billions of images to sell at 29 cents each(unless you buy their LaughableCheapPackageDeal for so called art directors who don't give a @*#^ as long as they acquire near free images). People would have Nothing to do with the time spent looking at amateur 'baby pictures' and comment in Depth
on the practically unseeable, unimaginable tiny qualities of stuff, none of which make a turd bit of difference in a Good photograph.... that is, one that when viewed inspires emotion or awe. "Cute Baby" is hardly Awe. More like "OY".

Link | Posted on Feb 16, 2017 at 18:06 UTC
On article Fujifilm XF 23mm F2 R WR sample gallery (284 comments in total)
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Searching: Well, it's a nice lens but really its nothing that special either. My Olympus m4/3 lenses exceed the sharpness of this lens and colours are more accurate.

Do you have this lens with fuji body in addition to your Olympus you mention?
What I am trying to understand is.... are people here talking about sharpness of this lens because of their experience making big prints? Are some people
making their comments about it simply from looking at the pictures in this Gallery? I can't tell how they are judging it

Link | Posted on Feb 16, 2017 at 17:26 UTC
On article Fujifilm XF 23mm F2 R WR sample gallery (284 comments in total)
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arra: Fuji - why oh why there is no FF version :/
Still it's true and best mirrorles offer on the market at least till Sony'll announce new cheap A7 III FF body.
I also hope that Olympus'll (love Olympus colour rendering) dump this ridiculous tiny sensor format soon and bring something with normal sensor size - a true digital OM system.

do you feel that you need the ff because you need to make huge prints?
Is it because you cannot get the lower dof that the larger sensor gives? Do you just like the frame dimensions of a ff? I would sell my d700 and lenses if I could get another fuji and a lens or 2.

Link | Posted on Feb 16, 2017 at 17:21 UTC
On article Fujifilm XF 23mm F2 R WR sample gallery (284 comments in total)
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Mateus1: Nice lens for family shots, but if you shot at f2 portraiture at closer distances and make larger prints, forget about it, its very soft and you have to sharpen the images very aggresive which spoils the image.

Its rendering is also rarther ordinar compared to 23/1.4 rendering.

are you saying that the 1.4 is better to shoot, as you say, Portraits,
close.... at f/2 ?

Link | Posted on Feb 16, 2017 at 17:12 UTC
On article F is for '4th': Hands-on with Fujifilm X100F (424 comments in total)
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George1958: I really don't understand the fashionable trend to bash new products because they don't have this or that or the other feature. This upgrade to the X100 series is in sum a better camera than its predecessor. Surely that is a good thing if you are considering buying.

this fashionable trend is only fashionable to the people doing it. It's nice and comfy sitting in their barcalounger writing pithy snide comments rather than being out in the world trying to make images that are Meaningful. These people should spend a bit more time studying the work of eugene smith, koudelka, Sudek and less time bitching about non issues. I love when people write things here like ... it's af issue fast that it will do Anything I need to do with it, But, it just doesn't work as fast as xt2, etc. As if it's some contest rather than a damn camera, and a damn good one. I so miss the days of serious photography and few camera options.

Link | Posted on Jan 25, 2017 at 14:40 UTC
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villagranvicent: I am glad with each new release the M9 keeps losing value and gets closer to my camera bag.

Shigzeo..... Time to migrate?? Maybe you haven't been watching our new
superduper president to be. He'll meet you at baggage claim, call you some degrading name (and say something nasty about your eyes) and throw you right back onto the next flight out! Then he'll promise to build a wall between japan and here!

Link | Posted on Jan 19, 2017 at 01:33 UTC
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Contra Mundum: The truth is that nobody would have noticed this camera if not for the red dot and a hefty price tag. Ironically, the last thing Leica is related to is photography. It's an item for Wine Connoisseur or Golf magazine.
Some women throw a lot of money on diamond pendants, some men -- on Leica cameras, the purpose of both is to impress others. If you are interested in taking photos, on the other hand, there are a lot better choices out there.

Right On!

Link | Posted on Jan 19, 2017 at 01:18 UTC
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NovakM: I have a spare kidney if someone wants to trade their GH5😁

I'm feeling a possible app here... one that will link up available cameras with organs. The down side will be in 6 months after the swap where you realize that you should have held onto that beloved testicle (or whatever) till the Newer, way better camera was introduced.

Link | Posted on Jan 19, 2017 at 00:59 UTC
On article Meet two nomadic photographers who travel full-time (152 comments in total)
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villagranvicent: I never saw a "nomad" before driving a Fiat 500 in the Italian coast.

sorry to hear about your addiction. What you need is the closeness of loved ones.

Link | Posted on Jan 11, 2017 at 14:52 UTC
On article Meet two nomadic photographers who travel full-time (152 comments in total)
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Ian Leach: The locations are stunning and the photos beautifully done, but the spiritual journey dialogue doesn't sit well with what is clearly a commercial enterprise. Everything in the media now days seems to have loads of deep meaning dialogue attached. I'd prefer 'look at this, it's quite nice'. Maybe I'm just a party pooper.

where do I send the money? Walruses are just so cute!

Link | Posted on Jan 11, 2017 at 14:50 UTC
On article Meet two nomadic photographers who travel full-time (152 comments in total)
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Drive: I don't like being critical of people's photography—I would much rather tell them that they are stupid for using a different brand—but for someone who is allegedly a "nomad", the Japan photographs posted in this article are very lacking.

I lived in Kyoto for a while—in fact, I just returned from another stay there yesterday—and the photographs of Fushimi Inari and Arashiyama are about as touristy as you can get. These are literally the places everyone and their mum goes to. The same is true for the Meguro, the Osaka Castle and that view on Mt. Fuji everyone seems to take. This hints at a bare minimum research and absolute zero exploration. You would think a "nomad" would find something more interesting to photograph in a city that has been a capital for 1500 or so years and is so brimming which temples, shrines and traditional culture that you really have to try hard to avoid getting it into your photographs.

I guess being a full-time stereotypical tourist is nomadic now.

telling people they are "stupid for using a different brand"?? Odd.
Would you really use that word?

Link | Posted on Jan 11, 2017 at 14:49 UTC
On article Meet two nomadic photographers who travel full-time (152 comments in total)
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justmeMN: Is it just me, or is this video pretty pretentious?

Hey... I 'title' all of my photos Autumn Splendor. You can't go wrong. And of course the type of person that would buy it, does't even notice. ha.
look... 99.9 % of photos that one sees today are at best 'decent enough camera club' photos. One rarely sees, even in This site's 'galleries of supposed Interesting work' portfolios that will be remembered in a week from now. And since everyone on the planet will soon be flying their drones into each other above the 7 wonders of the world, the percentage of viewable imagery will be diving further. Of the 4 or 5 things I would advise students of photography to do, reading online comments about photos with pretty, vibrant colors, and the people who hate them or are envious, is not one of them.
www.roygumpelphotography.com
now you can tear Me a new one!

Link | Posted on Jan 11, 2017 at 14:46 UTC
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