iAPX

iAPX

Lives in Canada Montreal, Canada
Works as a Photographer
Has a website at http://hairshooter.com
Joined on Jan 29, 2012
About me:

Photography is a side-line, fashion photography as a job (won awards), portraiture and street photography as an "amateur" hobby. Strangely I "create" pictures, but on the long term, I discovered other things in my pictures, I am not constructing them or choosing them, when I look at the past 20 years, they have things in common, the creation is probably more than the creator, even an hidden part of him...

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He gives simple and effective tricks, to quickly obtain a great quality-level!
He's not pretentious, and he's playful with it's subject, willing to try new things, it's hot!

I would love to try them and play with liquids on the glass.

Link | Posted on Jun 28, 2017 at 22:30 UTC as 2nd comment

Seems everyone have a good reason to increase greenhouse gaz.
Wether it is to save the planet, or to photography it, everyone think they have the privilege to destroy it more and more.

Good article, good intents, but weak values.

Link | Posted on Jun 18, 2017 at 11:47 UTC as 8th comment | 5 replies
On article First shots from new Nikon 28mm F1.4E ED (223 comments in total)

Smartphone also makes great pictures in reduced size. 1920x1280?!?

Are you kidding me????

Link | Posted on Jun 1, 2017 at 02:20 UTC as 63rd comment | 1 reply
On article Google will no longer develop Nik Collection (389 comments in total)

Thanks Google!

Maybe maintaining FX libraries cost you so much it might disrupt your business.
But how many business will you disrupt?!?

PS: now it's clear, google will do what others did, stop products after pushing it hard for people to use it. Is Android menaced?

Link | Posted on May 30, 2017 at 23:54 UTC as 105th comment | 1 reply
On article Roadtrip Review Redux: The Fujifilm X100F (173 comments in total)

It's candid photography, in a good sense, just framing using our eyes through an OVF, and pushing the button when it's time, JPEG, no post-processing.

When I am in vacation, in true vacations, I like to act this way, except I shoot RAW and post-process them a little (using LR), with a simple compact camera.

Link | Posted on May 29, 2017 at 10:55 UTC as 25th comment
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Drazen Stojcic Buntovnik: Over here in Europe, Croatia, you don't need to register anything to enforce your rights. You become the author of the image as soon as you take it and you cannot give up that authorship to third party for as long as you live. Basically, you just need to have sufficient evidence that you are in fact the author (full size res, proof of purchase or the camera itself image was taken with, other photos taken at the same time etc.). You can register with intellectual property office if you want, but the law specifically says you become the author as soon as the artwork is created regardless.

Same in France

Link | Posted on May 27, 2017 at 10:35 UTC

It's exciting, I hope it also choose the framing and could be paired with a drone, to automagically takes the most fabulous pictures ever.

Why are some still trying to makes pictures by themselves or even learn the art of framing, the manual controls, when AI is around the corner? ;)

Link | Posted on May 25, 2017 at 22:10 UTC as 107th comment

What if the sensor peels? ;)

Link | Posted on May 24, 2017 at 13:30 UTC as 14th comment | 3 replies
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iAPX: So now we know the lifetime expectancy for a Leica M9 : 5 years.

My old Nikon D300 had a better warranty out-of-the-box (and is still in use, 10 years later).

@Tom_A hating?!?

I hate when a company doesn't takes it's responsibilities when it sells broken products (happened with Canon, Nikon, Apple etc.).

It's deceptive at this high tag price, knowing that many owners worked really hard to be able to afford a Leica M9, when the company don't back their product and eventually their clients.

Link | Posted on May 24, 2017 at 12:36 UTC

So now we know the lifetime expectancy for a Leica M9 : 5 years.

My old Nikon D300 had a better warranty out-of-the-box (and is still in use, 10 years later).

Link | Posted on May 23, 2017 at 12:39 UTC as 15th comment | 3 replies

Provoking!

Sadly you need to add an OVF and an EVF to the price of many of them (they won't support external EVF), without having all the versatility and efficiency of the X100's hybrid viewfinder!

The magic of the X100, since they fixed the AF, is that every part of it isn't fantastic, but it's an awesome photographic tool, from framing to shooting in every light condition and obtaining great results each time, being in control of every parameter if needed.

Link | Posted on May 15, 2017 at 22:09 UTC as 94th comment

Found in 2minutes using Chrome Inspector.

Download this image: https://exifimgpublic-1139.kxcdn.com/677e9b52-4aff-470b-a849-f9ce2f34d67b/earnest-3_bottom_md.jpg
Then this one: https://exifimgprivate-1139.kxcdn.com/uploads/677e9b52-4aff-470b-a849-f9ce2f34d67b/earnest-3_top_md.jpg?token=RHw54yFvYZ0_BxJJRh83PA&expire=1493467080
Apply the second over the first to remove the exif.co and photographer info.

Too funny!

Link | Posted on Apr 29, 2017 at 12:02 UTC as 11th comment
On article Serious speed: Sony a9 real world samples gallery (557 comments in total)
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mxx: I see nothing here that I would not have been able to take with my 1979 Pentax MX and some high speed film. (Probably with much more grain, I have to admit.)

@RubberDials you nailed it, the Pentax MX were slow, totally uncomparabl to Sony a9, but till some people obtained same,. or even better results. Figure it out.

Link | Posted on Apr 28, 2017 at 00:37 UTC
On article Serious speed: Sony a9 real world samples gallery (557 comments in total)
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davids8560: As a mere enthusiast who's trophy camera is a comparatively meek Pentax K-3, I feel I am very much the outsider looking in here - and having admitted as such, perhaps some of you will dismiss my comment out-of-hand.

But after looking at everything to do with the a9 announcement, and reading all the comments, I gotta say, and again, I say this as a mere observer, that the insights coming from the more strident Canon pro shooters are very convincing.

Perhaps Sony has awakened a sleeping giant.

From your Gallery, and the real focal lens, you already do it. Bravo!

Link | Posted on Apr 28, 2017 at 00:12 UTC
On article Serious speed: Sony a9 real world samples gallery (557 comments in total)
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davids8560: As a mere enthusiast who's trophy camera is a comparatively meek Pentax K-3, I feel I am very much the outsider looking in here - and having admitted as such, perhaps some of you will dismiss my comment out-of-hand.

But after looking at everything to do with the a9 announcement, and reading all the comments, I gotta say, and again, I say this as a mere observer, that the insights coming from the more strident Canon pro shooters are very convincing.

Perhaps Sony has awakened a sleeping giant.

@Davids8560 none of these tools are "trophy".

The way you use them make them tools, or not. And it was for every other camera the only way to consider them: how we use them, what we capture, what we build. I won't dismiss any camera, because at the end of the line, the results is just what's matter"

PS: look at my gallery, I even used Fuji F10, Fuji S7000, Pentax K10D, thy would be laughable by today standards, but they do photos.

Link | Posted on Apr 27, 2017 at 23:53 UTC

Two business days turnaround, that could translate to 4 or 5 real-world days?!?

A serious photographer using these ones might loose more than the body cost during this time, if he/her haven't a spare body!

Link | Posted on Apr 26, 2017 at 16:41 UTC as 6th comment | 8 replies

That's a clear answer to criticism about DOF and lack of fast lenses: they will come and they could be groundbreaking by using the MF potential (it's sensor size essentially).

I could not wait to see what will be the next lenses and the next body for this system!

Link | Posted on Apr 25, 2017 at 22:07 UTC as 40th comment
On article Sony a9: Why being better might not be enough (766 comments in total)
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iAPX: Lenses, long-term support (and a fast one), reliability, weather-proof, battery autonomy, this was totally true 20 years ago, when I bought a Nikon F4s.

Sony seems to be at ease with everything electronic.

But they don't seems to fit the bill for the pro photographer basic requirements.

I totally agree, and with 1500$ to 2000$ price tag margin, there is a place for a bigger, weather-sealed body, with bigger battery, to extend the system further.

Link | Posted on Apr 24, 2017 at 12:47 UTC
On article Sony a9: Why being better might not be enough (766 comments in total)
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Gimli son of Gloin: *wee woo*wee woo*wee woo*
Damage control from DPReview...

Angered fanboys from Canon Nikon are not clicking on the Amazon links anymore. QUICK, release a new article downplaying the previous one!!!

They have a lot of articles about the Sony a9, each one gives us part of a whole story, from different point-of-view, they are all worth reading and I find them balanced (enthusiastic as for any new great camera from others makers!).

The collective work of DPR reviewers is pretty interesting!

Link | Posted on Apr 24, 2017 at 11:32 UTC
On article Sony a9: Why being better might not be enough (766 comments in total)
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brycesteiner: >>but we tend to replace bodies one year and lenses the next.

Do the lenses really where out that fast? Even bodies pretty much last, but being computers, they become obsolete quickly.

I suppose they keep them only 2 years using them each and every day, sometimes in hash conditions, and resell them to try avoiding any fail during an event, that could be very costly (you never fail!).

Link | Posted on Apr 24, 2017 at 11:23 UTC
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