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On article Canon USA brings white EOS Rebel SL1 to America (115 comments in total)

You can't shoot with it after Labor Day...

Link | Posted on May 16, 2014 at 01:45 UTC as 5th comment
On article 'No Future in Photojournalism' Interview: Dan Chung (266 comments in total)

Seems to me Mr. Chung caught the movie bug and is extrapolating too much from his crush. The videos shown, while technically beautiful, are not exceptional journalism and look more like exercises in cinematography, verging on art. None of them have the impact of his Iraq shot.

As for still photography’s place in journalism, news consumers are primarily seeking information, and quickly. There may be a place in the news cycle for meditative studies like these videos, but they are no substitute for the classic aggregate of striking images and text, or information-based and street-level video. Next stop for Mr. Chung: Hollywood. He almost says as much.

Link | Posted on Feb 10, 2012 at 15:06 UTC as 61st comment | 3 replies
On article 'No Future in Photojournalism' Interview: Dan Chung (266 comments in total)

Stills are still the backbone of journalism. But photojournalism as a profession is shrinking for a reason Chung doesn't touch on (I saw this in the my last couple of years before I retired): news outlets are accepting more and more images from citizen journalists as digital technology has advanced.

Unlike a reporter, who can put a story together though online research, phone interviews, etc., the PJ must obviously be there, to get the shot. With the ubiquitousness of digital cameras, cell phone cameras, etc., - there are millions of high-quality digital eyes present on every scene, and the internet makes transmission of those impressions quick and easy.

Some venues like sports, concerts, editorial concepts, etc., that require a high level of expertise, or press conferences and venues that require credentials, or familiarity with journalistic protocol, are still shot by pros. But it's a shrinking field, as the democratization of high-quality image production grows ubiquitous.

Link | Posted on Feb 10, 2012 at 01:46 UTC as 106th comment | 1 reply
On article Variation Facts and Fallacies (231 comments in total)

I learned a long time ago that certain lenses hit it off with certain cameras. Those lenses rarely leave those cameras.

Link | Posted on Nov 25, 2011 at 21:47 UTC as 118th comment

I don't see the advantage of a tiny camera with a protruding, non-retractable lens. Seems to have the disadvantages of both form-factors, without the benefits.

Link | Posted on Oct 24, 2011 at 14:44 UTC as 33rd comment | 1 reply
On article Canon launches PowerShot SX40 HS 35x CMOS superzoom (158 comments in total)

I've been a fan of this camera line since the S3is. This one might be the all-purpose grab-and-go buddy I've been waiting for.

I shoot commercials at 60i, but like shooting personal video at 24p, for its movie look (which is why I balked at the SX30).

If the stills are decent, and when the price comes down, I'm on it.

Link | Posted on Sep 18, 2011 at 17:02 UTC as 27th comment
On article Apple releases Final Cut Pro X video editing software (12 comments in total)
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Sarge_: AVCHD or it doesn't matter, Apple. (and I'm an Aperture/Mac user)

Spec says it edits AVCHD natively, though why anyone would want to edit in that hateful format when ProRes is available, is beyond me.

Link | Posted on Jun 23, 2011 at 16:05 UTC
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