Gionni Dorelli

Lives in Saint Kitts and Nevis Saint Kitts and Nevis
Joined on Dec 24, 2009

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JakeB: I don't understand -- how can the failing New York Times afford to double photographers' pay?

Guess they must need extra-talented Photoshoppers to help fake all those stories?

Well not only Trump supporters think that a lot of news are.... let's say tampered with.
Or do you believe to all the fairy tales?

Link | Posted on Apr 7, 2017 at 12:47 UTC
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digitallollygag: The DPR headline image would seem to imply that iPhones are acceptable cameras to the NYT?

Why not?

Link | Posted on Apr 7, 2017 at 12:43 UTC
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Boss of Sony: $200 a day pay is way too low for a job like this. It's barely above the minimum wage in Australia. How on earth are people supposed to accumulate wealth in the US? Do you all just accept that wealth is limited to the top 2% or top 5%?

Wages in the US are not so competitive anymore.

Link | Posted on Apr 7, 2017 at 12:42 UTC
On article Western Digital launches its first portable SSD (143 comments in total)
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RadGuy: Why someone would want to spend $400 on a 1TB BACKUP drive is beyond me, when you can purchase a 4TB drive with USB 3.0 for $100. I totally support SSD for your main drive on your laptop/desktop, but for a backup drive, it doesn't make sense at these capacities. So you save an extra 2-4 minutes during backup. Big deal. It's a backup drive and can work independently from your main computer. Can someone tell me what I'm missing?

Some of you guys has missed that these things are portable, which means pocket-able. Or you can carry them in you laptop bag or camera bag.
I also have 2 of 4tb HDD in a raid set up, but the whole thing has almost the size of a shoe box and you cannot drop it...

Link | Posted on Apr 7, 2017 at 12:35 UTC
On article Hasselblad X1D-50c First Impressions Review (313 comments in total)
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Gionni Dorelli: Hasselblad is a small company. Cannot compete with Sony, Canon and Panasonic.
It was ok before the 90ies when cameras were a box with film and a lens.
What they are trying to do and are struggling to, is to retain the status of luxury item, but they do not have the heritage, the means of brands like Rolex, Luis Vuitton or Aston Martin. Leica is doing a much better work at it.
When Louis Vuitton or Rolex produce a 10k item, they sell several tenths of thousands instead of just a few hundreds maybe 1000, although their marketing overhead is much higher than Hasselblad, yet there they have lot more margin and wealth to work with.

Zilver, I am sorry I misread your post above about the 30k unit pre order which was for the global market instead of UK only.
take care!

Link | Posted on Apr 4, 2017 at 07:31 UTC
On article Hasselblad X1D-50c First Impressions Review (313 comments in total)
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Gionni Dorelli: Hasselblad is a small company. Cannot compete with Sony, Canon and Panasonic.
It was ok before the 90ies when cameras were a box with film and a lens.
What they are trying to do and are struggling to, is to retain the status of luxury item, but they do not have the heritage, the means of brands like Rolex, Luis Vuitton or Aston Martin. Leica is doing a much better work at it.
When Louis Vuitton or Rolex produce a 10k item, they sell several tenths of thousands instead of just a few hundreds maybe 1000, although their marketing overhead is much higher than Hasselblad, yet there they have lot more margin and wealth to work with.

Zilver, you may be right and I may be well wrong. I was still thinking when the MF digital market few years ago was about few thousands units per year across all brands. So I may be well wrong.
Yet to believe what a UK dealer brags about pre order i would look at it with a big grain of salt. 30K units for UK only is a huge number, it would be huge even world wide.
Economy has improved a lot the last few years, and a lot of Leica stores are blooming around the world. They are in good locations, pay good looking sales people wearing expensive suites like in a Tag or Rolex store, that means there are buyers for these expensive cameras for sure.
Yet 30k pre order in just one country which normally carries higher price tags for cameras, I want to see it first.

Link | Posted on Apr 4, 2017 at 07:02 UTC
On article Hasselblad X1D-50c First Impressions Review (313 comments in total)
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Gionni Dorelli: I hate to sound cheap but these new "medium" format cameras at above 10k are not worth any of my cash.
I used to own Phase digital backs when they were between 30 to 40mpx and the dslr were 12 to 24mpx, at that time you could see some tangible difference in image quality, although it all depended on the circumstances of shooting.

With the introduction of 36mps sensors and now the Sony's at 42mpx, it is not the case anymore. First the difference in IQ between these "medium" format at 50mpx and the Sony's is less than negligible and sometime it swing in to the Sony's favor,
then let's mention AF speed and accuracy and resposivness of operation (especially in the case of the A99 II) and what a difference it makes when you are shooting people.
Bottom line, if i was retired or a professional on another field, maybe i would buy one to take it to the holidays. after all is still a fraction of the cost of the clothing many wives can fit on their suitcases.

Stephan BG a lot of money is a relative concept and then I do not see the stupidity on owning and using professionally in advertising photography MF equipment 10 years ago. That was the best you could have at that time and all well paid by my clients. i did not waste any of my pennies.
that is hardly any stupid.

Yet you are jumping on conclusion to hastily and giving judgement on someone you do not even know.

Link | Posted on Apr 4, 2017 at 06:52 UTC
On article Hasselblad X1D-50c First Impressions Review (313 comments in total)
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Gionni Dorelli: I hate to sound cheap but these new "medium" format cameras at above 10k are not worth any of my cash.
I used to own Phase digital backs when they were between 30 to 40mpx and the dslr were 12 to 24mpx, at that time you could see some tangible difference in image quality, although it all depended on the circumstances of shooting.

With the introduction of 36mps sensors and now the Sony's at 42mpx, it is not the case anymore. First the difference in IQ between these "medium" format at 50mpx and the Sony's is less than negligible and sometime it swing in to the Sony's favor,
then let's mention AF speed and accuracy and resposivness of operation (especially in the case of the A99 II) and what a difference it makes when you are shooting people.
Bottom line, if i was retired or a professional on another field, maybe i would buy one to take it to the holidays. after all is still a fraction of the cost of the clothing many wives can fit on their suitcases.

I understand your politically correctness... and you could be kind of right: many men carry 20/30 K of clothing on their suitcases, so that was a bit careless of me to imply that mostly wives do so.
Yet stereotypes are not born out of someone fantasy, they develop through time because of what quite often happens in life.
Fact is: in a "well off" couple, the woman is more likely to carry the highest value in fashion items, which does not mean that the man was paying for it.
If someone can afford a 10k designer coat, fine.
Many woman these days earn well beyond the 6 figures (my wife does) and with the disposable income, quite often they buy a lot of fashion items.
There are more men then women who watch sports and there are more women than men who like and buy fashion. There are numbers you can look up and find the answer you do not have and will make my comment quite less sexist than you believe.

Link | Posted on Apr 4, 2017 at 06:43 UTC
On article Hasselblad X1D-50c First Impressions Review (313 comments in total)

Hasselblad is a small company. Cannot compete with Sony, Canon and Panasonic.
It was ok before the 90ies when cameras were a box with film and a lens.
What they are trying to do and are struggling to, is to retain the status of luxury item, but they do not have the heritage, the means of brands like Rolex, Luis Vuitton or Aston Martin. Leica is doing a much better work at it.
When Louis Vuitton or Rolex produce a 10k item, they sell several tenths of thousands instead of just a few hundreds maybe 1000, although their marketing overhead is much higher than Hasselblad, yet there they have lot more margin and wealth to work with.

Link | Posted on Apr 4, 2017 at 05:37 UTC as 42nd comment | 4 replies
On article Hasselblad X1D-50c First Impressions Review (313 comments in total)
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Kaso: What I see is a sensor in a box. There is nothing wrong with prototypes, but it takes much more to release a production-quality camera that is ergonomically refined and a joy to use.

Well... as for the V-series being one of the perfect cameras ever built there are a lot of caveats.
I had a couple of those CM and V bodies, which were serviced a lot more often than the plastic Mamiyas and the Nikon I also had.
They felt sturdy, but they were not as reliable as they looked.
With the CM you better carried a long screwdriver on the bag, to unlock the mirror and reload the shutter if it they got jammed.
As for easiness of operation they were a bit cranky.
They were great image takers because they had a good bright prism viewfinder and great Zeiss lenses (which were not made by Hasseblad btw...)

Most of their perceived greatness was due to the Zeiss lenses they were carrying.
Once they switched to Fujinon re branded lenses, all the sharpness was retained, but most of beauty was gone.

Link | Posted on Apr 4, 2017 at 05:25 UTC
On article Hasselblad X1D-50c First Impressions Review (313 comments in total)

I hate to sound cheap but these new "medium" format cameras at above 10k are not worth any of my cash.
I used to own Phase digital backs when they were between 30 to 40mpx and the dslr were 12 to 24mpx, at that time you could see some tangible difference in image quality, although it all depended on the circumstances of shooting.

With the introduction of 36mps sensors and now the Sony's at 42mpx, it is not the case anymore. First the difference in IQ between these "medium" format at 50mpx and the Sony's is less than negligible and sometime it swing in to the Sony's favor,
then let's mention AF speed and accuracy and resposivness of operation (especially in the case of the A99 II) and what a difference it makes when you are shooting people.
Bottom line, if i was retired or a professional on another field, maybe i would buy one to take it to the holidays. after all is still a fraction of the cost of the clothing many wives can fit on their suitcases.

Link | Posted on Apr 4, 2017 at 05:06 UTC as 43rd comment | 5 replies

Load of bug fixes... there are a large load bugs indeed.

Link | Posted on Mar 10, 2017 at 08:29 UTC as 6th comment
On article Sony SLT a99 II Review (1512 comments in total)
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felix from the suburbs: I am a long time Sony A mount user. While I like the A mount, I must admit that Sony has done so little to promote the mount over the last few years that the only likely purchasers for the A99ii are existing A mount users. And existing A mount users, interested in full frame, will buy the A99ii regardless of the DPR review and non-A mount users won't buy it regardless how wonderful any review might be. So, to some extent, the DPR review is rather pointless as far as changing any minds. That is unless Sony actually start throwing some marketing muscle behind the A mount.

Yes canikon is the IBM of photography, then IBM did a Lenovo and Nikon may be doing one as well.

on a different note....
What is holding Sony back is the difficulty of renting their bodies and lenses especially A mount.
The number of places where you can rent Sony A and E mount is growing fast, but there still is a long way to go.

Link | Posted on Feb 20, 2017 at 11:54 UTC
On article Sony SLT a99 II Review (1512 comments in total)
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MikeDeane: Semi transparent mirror is a no-no in my humble opinion - Canon had that back in the 60'[s with it's PELLIX...and it bombed....not enough light entered the viewfinder for most people....MD

Never mind Canon had the Pellix mirror even in the 80ies, any comparison between the 2 mirrors does not make much sense. Sure enough, the material used by Canon at that time has very little in common with what Sony is using today.
We are talking about over 30 years of technology advances between the two materials.
Even the first SLT mirror of 2010 used in the Sony A55, is not the same that is used on the latest A77 mark II or the a99 mark II.

Link | Posted on Feb 5, 2017 at 05:22 UTC
On article Sony SLT a99 II Review (1512 comments in total)
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Johnish: Same old tired ancient BionzX processor. Milk mode here perhaps.

Yeah right! Sony missed the 4k bus....
Sony invented 4k

Link | Posted on Feb 4, 2017 at 15:44 UTC
On article Sony SLT a99 II Review (1512 comments in total)
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MikeDeane: Semi transparent mirror is a no-no in my humble opinion - Canon had that back in the 60'[s with it's PELLIX...and it bombed....not enough light entered the viewfinder for most people....MD

To replace an SLT mirror is about 30 bucks... big deal..

Link | Posted on Feb 4, 2017 at 14:45 UTC
On article Sigma 12-24mm F4 DG HSM Art Lens Review (275 comments in total)

A part for distortion and a bit for vignetting, it does not seem to be much better than the regular non Art 12-24mm. Sharpness is a tad better, but in real life may no matter.
Or am I wrong....?

Link | Posted on Nov 24, 2016 at 12:39 UTC as 35th comment | 1 reply
On article Apple revamps MacBook Pro lineup, adds 'Touch Bar' (866 comments in total)
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Angrymagpie: Are they going to make an external keyboard with the touchbar? Without such a thing, I wouldn't be able to take advantage of the function when I have an external monitor, keyboard and trackpad attached to the laptop at a work station.

I asked Apple about working with an external monitor and their response was that they can't care less.

Link | Posted on Nov 2, 2016 at 04:50 UTC
On article Apple revamps MacBook Pro lineup, adds 'Touch Bar' (866 comments in total)
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zeinali: My camera has SD card and normal USB cable. How can I upload my photos to new Macs?

You buy a new iMac with the usb port.
It will be the perfect companion for your new MacBook Pro.
No dongle needed.

Link | Posted on Nov 2, 2016 at 04:48 UTC
On article Apple revamps MacBook Pro lineup, adds 'Touch Bar' (866 comments in total)
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Valiant Thor: Apple now sells 17 dongles. It's their fastest growing industry.

Everybody has made at least one Apple Dongle joke.

Link | Posted on Nov 2, 2016 at 04:41 UTC
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