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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Too funny!

Link | Posted on Apr 29, 2017 at 12:02 UTC as 6th comment
On article Serious speed: Sony a9 real world samples gallery (458 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 (458 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 (458 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 37th comment
On article Sony a9: Why being better might not be enough (765 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 (765 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 (765 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
On article Sony a9: Why being better might not be enough (765 comments in total)
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aarif: what about the battery

@impulse you are stating that image processing/storage doesn't us any electrical current?

Link | Posted on Apr 24, 2017 at 11:09 UTC
On article Sony a9: Why being better might not be enough (765 comments in total)

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.

Link | Posted on Apr 24, 2017 at 11:06 UTC as 173rd comment | 3 replies
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FLruckas: We bought maybe 15-20 LaCie drives some time ago.

All failed after a year or so....

Buying "The Company" stuff???....

I don't know....

LaCie have been bought by Seagate. It explains many things.

And even if I have many many old LaCie drives (and still a 2Big Thunderbolt 2 drive array), I won't buy new things from them. It's a matter of statistics, and Seagate seems to have a problem with statistics, at least with drive failure statistics.

Link | Posted on Apr 21, 2017 at 02:06 UTC
On article The Sony a9 is a 24MP sports-shooting powerhouse (1879 comments in total)

Nobody ever read the disclaimers?

Fun is, you have to be at f/11 at least for the continuous AF working, for example.

Pretty sure this is a great camera, and it will probably be incredible on a feature list, but not so sure it will be so competitive in real-world usage (against Nikon D5 for example). Time will tell!

Link | Posted on Apr 19, 2017 at 16:32 UTC as 310th comment | 3 replies
On article Hasselblad X1D final production sample gallery (142 comments in total)
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deep7: That dog portrait shows perfect depth of field control. A breath of fresh air in this age of nothing-in-focus mania and a lovely example of the potential quality of the system.

Delicately sharp!

Link | Posted on Apr 16, 2017 at 22:46 UTC

I totally approve the subject.

I also have to add: don't take pictures near moving cars (streets), nor in the forest where you could cross the path of a bear or a dragon, avoid people because some could be agressive, never ever do underwater photography (ridiculously dangerous).

The safe approach to modern photography is in a studio, with known and psychologist evaluated models, you might prefer to have 2 bodyguards just in case, and I remind you that you have to keep an eye open to your surrounding while using the other to frame your subject.

Ikea catalog is probably the best demonstration of applied safe-photography rules: so sexy, so new, so exciting, in contact with reality, with a hint of danger...

;)

Link | Posted on Apr 13, 2017 at 11:22 UTC as 116th comment | 1 reply
On article Western Digital launches its first portable SSD (143 comments in total)
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tvstaff: Still way too expensive and way too small for professionals photographers to become part of permanent workflow. A pro will shoot 1000's of shots a day. One TIFF file alone can be 200MB, Add the RAW and then the edited JPEG's. The industry better start catching up

I could witness I shoot more than a thousand in studio in a work day. Largely sometimes (not into static scenes here!).

And for the rare "action" events I shot (soccer, wedding, concerts, etc.), I was north of that by an huge margin.

As a portraitist I take my time, I wait, I know what to expect, but when there's a crowd, anything is to be expected anytime, you could not focus on your subject and at same time control everything that's happening in the crowd, so when subject is great, you shoot as fast as you can, as long as necessary.
I don't mean you just shoot blindly, you have a subject, you focus on it, you know you will have great pictures of it, but with 8fps or more, you may discover that at some point in time you have something really better.

It also means that you have a lot to edit, but that's the best way to find a jewel.

Link | Posted on Apr 10, 2017 at 22:29 UTC
On article Leica offers free fix for faulty AF in some S lenses (91 comments in total)
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iAPX: What's interesting is that Leica consider it's Lenses lifetime to be 5 years.

Even when they sell failing and faulty devices to consumer, at their impressive price tags, they don't think for a moment that they might last for 10 or 20 years. As it was for the older non-AF lenses.

This is clearly Leica's fault, and it should be fixed, whatever age of the lens. Or they have to clearly state that they might work for 5 years.

There's something more with Lifetime Warranty, real ones.

I own Cabasse Gallion VII speakers and a Davek umbrella: both share high-quality materials and are build to last. Lifetime warranty means that you adapt your product to last, and for a consumer that don't want to be consumed, I appreciate it!

Leica should live to it's promises, and offer at least 5 to 10years warranty on bodies and 10 years warranty on lenses.

Link | Posted on Apr 8, 2017 at 13:00 UTC
On article Leica offers free fix for faulty AF in some S lenses (91 comments in total)

What's interesting is that Leica consider it's Lenses lifetime to be 5 years.

Even when they sell failing and faulty devices to consumer, at their impressive price tags, they don't think for a moment that they might last for 10 or 20 years. As it was for the older non-AF lenses.

This is clearly Leica's fault, and it should be fixed, whatever age of the lens. Or they have to clearly state that they might work for 5 years.

Link | Posted on Apr 7, 2017 at 22:24 UTC as 34th comment | 6 replies
On article Throwback Thursday: Nikon D70 (220 comments in total)

My first dslr, I bought it just before going to NYC in 2004 for a contract, used it alongside my F4s, and walked night and day everywhere with it (lightweight compared to a F4s!) discovering this incredible city!

https://www.dpreview.com/galleries/5255636843/photos/3613618/alone
(was an instinctive shot when I saw here while the train was passing by, not edited in any way)

Link | Posted on Mar 30, 2017 at 12:09 UTC as 110th comment

So sad this confusion between Nyquist frequency, that clearly state the highest resolution that could be obtained, and the ability to have clear representation of lower resolutions.

For example in 1D, having 4000 pixels enables to represent 2000 pairs, but won't be able to correctly represent 1900 paris, in fact quality will be degraded overs 1400 pairs, and will be perfect at exactly 2000 pairs.

Maximum representable resolutions <> All inferior resolutions will be correctly represented!

Link | Posted on Mar 29, 2017 at 16:27 UTC as 47th comment | 5 replies
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