Irakly Shanidze

Irakly Shanidze

Lives in United States Grosse Pointe, United States
Works as a creative
Has a website at www.shanidze.com/en
Joined on May 21, 2004
About me:

I am a founder of International Academy of Photographic Arts that provides
online classes and live workshops in fine art photography ith an emphasis on creative approach and lateral thinking in the US, Canada, Western Europe and Russia.

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Irakly Shanidze: Seagate is an amazing brand. Not a single Seagate drive that I have owned over the years lived for more than two years. The last one, a 5TB Lacie Porsche Design, died within a month with one year worth of work on it. Never ever again.

yes, this is exactly what happened. all those drives, except for the Lacie 5TB one, failed in my Drobo RAID. Actually, once had a Lacie Raid 0 with two Seagate drives, and it also failed. So, apparently, whatever was happening inside of that Drobo, was extremely Seagate-unfriendly.

Link | Posted on Oct 8, 2017 at 00:16 UTC
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Ditya Alamsyah: question for all of you. say you're a porn enthusiast, and brazzers (somehow) decided to offer 8k60p video streaming shot with this camera, the only company in the world offering this magnitude of service, how much subscription monthly price are you expecting?

you hardly can make any money watching porn. this monstro is not for porn watchers, but for porn makers. or at least for those who shoot full feature films hoping to get an academy award.

Link | Posted on Oct 7, 2017 at 15:03 UTC

Seagate is an amazing brand. Not a single Seagate drive that I have owned over the years lived for more than two years. The last one, a 5TB Lacie Porsche Design, died within a month with one year worth of work on it. Never ever again.

Link | Posted on Oct 6, 2017 at 18:10 UTC as 4th comment | 2 replies

So, at last Hasselblad quietly acknowledges the fact that there are systems with better lenses :)

Link | Posted on Oct 4, 2017 at 14:26 UTC as 8th comment
On article Leica M10 added to the studio comparison tool (208 comments in total)
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Urban Photo: Is the "political correctness" to say Leica is bad???

https://www.dpreview.com/reviews/image-comparison/fullscreen?attr18=daylight&attr13_0=leica_m10&attr13_1=hasselblad_x1d&attr13_2=sony_a9&attr13_3=fujifilm_gfx50s&attr15_0=raw&attr15_1=raw&attr15_2=raw&attr15_3=raw&attr16_0=100&attr16_1=100&attr16_2=100&attr16_3=100&attr171_1=2&attr171_2=1&normalization=compare&widget=1&x=-0.733466473890807&y=0.6041856509397627

The only real way to do this is to compare prints. Pixel peeping tells you nothing when it comes to high quality cameras and optics, as they all resolve pretty well. The beauty of a picture is not only in resolution, which is quite secondary to microcontrast. It takes two to tango, this is the reason why no camera fitted with a Leica lens can come close to the Leica camera fitted with the Leica lens. People can say anything they want, but Leica sensors are indeed optimized for its optics.

Link | Posted on Oct 3, 2017 at 22:55 UTC
On article Leica M10 added to the studio comparison tool (208 comments in total)
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Irakly Shanidze: Which lens was used for the test? 2/90 APO? Why?

lol, I know that by virtue of using it every day :)

Link | Posted on Oct 3, 2017 at 22:48 UTC
On article Leica M10 added to the studio comparison tool (208 comments in total)

Which lens was used for the test? 2/90 APO? Why?

Link | Posted on Oct 2, 2017 at 13:24 UTC as 6th comment | 8 replies
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Angrymagpie: Has anyone tried to edit iPhone 4k videos on iMovies directly on their iPhones? What's the experience like?
I've been forcing myself to make short clips with my phone regularly, and so far I've stayed away from 4k because I want the process to be as simple as possible. I want to shoot and edit everything on my iPhone. 4k would allow me to crop much more. But I'm not sure if iMovie on iOS can handle it

why don't you just try it? :)

Link | Posted on Sep 28, 2017 at 15:32 UTC
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Boss of Sony: This video did not make me want to visit Los Angeles. I don't know if it's because of the video or because of the place itself. It just doesn't look inviting.

Any place, even beautiful LA, can be made look uninviting when shot in the middle of the day and slightly overexposed :)

Link | Posted on Sep 28, 2017 at 15:31 UTC
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MrTaikitso: Am not a fan of the UX on anything iOS from Apple (other than Garage Band), but the video here is tack sharp so kudos to Apple for that. All said, my Note5 is little different though and is a 2 year old phone. And the Note (and other Samsung, Sony and LG phones) have the ability to pause whilst recording (saving on edits and splicing later) and records STEREO audio, in fact, my Note 1 or 2 did!

One more thing, I use my Note5 to shoot video for our hobby site at TeleSerenity.com and shooting in the day is a nuisance because no matter how bright the display, a viewfinder is really vital for composition and checking focus. Sometimes I shoot video and only later when viewing on my monitor do I notice a problem with focus or other thing that is hard to spot on the sunlight washed out phone screen.

So, am going to get a GH5 or similar and do it properly! (Big fan of Panasonic usability/ergonomics over other brands.)

sharpness is, of course, important, yet it was not sufficient to make this clip look cinematic.

Link | Posted on Sep 28, 2017 at 15:28 UTC
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stratplaya: I'd like to see the footage before it was processed in Resolve.

Probably it was a free version of Resolve, as even the processed footage does not have enough contrast pop to give it some visual depth. Or, perhaps, they did not want to spend time on color grading. In any case, aside from the letterbox, nothing in this clip looks cinematic :)

Link | Posted on Sep 28, 2017 at 15:26 UTC

Nice going kid! What I am not sure about in your final product is a really dense shadow on the lime skin making it look like it has known some seriously better days. Also, I would keep a vignette more symmetrical with this this much of light fall-off involved.

Link | Posted on Sep 5, 2017 at 13:44 UTC as 4th comment
On article Should you upgrade to a Nikon D850? (663 comments in total)
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Irakly Shanidze: I wonder why there is no comparison to Sony a99-II, to which D850 seems to be aimed as a direct competitor.

a99-II is something in between. It has a pellicle mirror and an EVF. It accepts A-mount optics that include more than a dozen high-quality Minolta G lenses in addition to Zeiss ZA lineup.

Link | Posted on Sep 5, 2017 at 13:18 UTC
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RichardLarssen: Sonys response will be epic!

D850 is a DSLR, and it competes, at least for now, within the DSLR segment. a99-II is exactly that.

Link | Posted on Aug 27, 2017 at 18:50 UTC
On article Should you upgrade to a Nikon D850? (663 comments in total)

I wonder why there is no comparison to Sony a99-II, to which D850 seems to be aimed as a direct competitor.

Link | Posted on Aug 27, 2017 at 17:53 UTC as 124th comment | 7 replies
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RichardLarssen: Sonys response will be epic!

Sony does not even have to respond. Everything that D850 does has already been implemented in a99-II with better optics from Zeiss and a boatload of professional legacy lenses.

Link | Posted on Aug 27, 2017 at 17:52 UTC
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Irakly Shanidze: hm... i've been doing this with leica m cameras and a phase one 25+ C645 back for a few years now... what does it make it so specific to this camera?

@Parhelic - this is my tools that I make money with. Hasselblad X5 does not happen to be one of them.

Link | Posted on Aug 27, 2017 at 16:12 UTC

hm... i've been doing this with leica m cameras and a phase one 25+ C645 back for a few years now... what does it make it so specific to this camera?

Link | Posted on Aug 25, 2017 at 01:10 UTC as 34th comment | 4 replies
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Irakly Shanidze: the best three pictures were: through a storefront window; two pics with an umbrella (see-through and with a bunch of practical lights within the umbrella. bw stuff was the most unimpressive.

Woodyz, yes they are. However, as my buddy Jono Slack once said, an immaculately executed cliche is called classic :)
On a serious note, they are all very young and apparently not very well educated in the artistic side of photography. Given that, I was only commenting on the visual appeal of the photos, not on their freshness.

Link | Posted on Aug 19, 2017 at 05:07 UTC
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Dennis: 4 photographers shot the same model, but I have to watch a 12 minute video to see the pictures ?

i only watched results. took me two minutes :)

Link | Posted on Aug 17, 2017 at 18:31 UTC
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