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On article Sigma 12-24mm F4 DG HSM Art real world sample gallery (206 comments in total)
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Paul B Jones: Canon has a similar lens - but it goes to 11!

It's one louder...

Link | Posted on Oct 4, 2016 at 20:14 UTC
On article Abandoned America: Photographing a forgotten history (77 comments in total)
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HRC2016: I condone photography done where a photographer did not have permission from the property owner.

Photographers who break the law are criminals, and no "code of conduct" gets them off the hook. They are not much different from those who go off-trail or off-road to get a unique angle.

People who photograph someone's property without permission are not much different from those who use another's photograph without permission. As photographers we should respect everyone's rights. Not just when it's convenient.
Trespassers cause many problems, including more fences and signs that detract from the landscape.

I don't know how much of what I've stated applies to these photos/photographer as I'm not giving this genre my attention other than to show it is not all positive.

Trespassing in the UK isn't a criminal act unless you break and enter... hence 'code of conduct'. Might be different elsewhere, but here I'm no criminal!!

Link | Posted on Oct 2, 2016 at 18:11 UTC
On article Abandoned America: Photographing a forgotten history (77 comments in total)
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Photomonkey: More decay images. Yay!
Glad to see the hipster schtick is still popular.

Ha! On this site it tends to be the dull 'place tripod here' landscape imagery, so surely it's good to see something a little off piste on DPR?!

Link | Posted on Oct 2, 2016 at 00:08 UTC
On article Abandoned America: Photographing a forgotten history (77 comments in total)

As someone who loves to go 'Urbexing' (Urban Exploration), I fail to see how this is a 'voyeuristic act'. The unwritten rule of Urbexing (at least in the UK) is that you 'leave no trace' whilst appreciating the faded grandeur of the site you hope to gain access to. I see myself as a privileged photojournalist, often documenting the beauty of the last breaths of a building prior to its imminent demolition.

Link | Posted on Oct 2, 2016 at 00:03 UTC as 18th comment
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4agze: Over saturated and HDR'ish shadow lifting images, I'll be surprised if Sony or Nikon doesn't win this :D

That the judges have exceptionally poor taste...

Link | Posted on Sep 10, 2016 at 08:03 UTC
On article Samyang introduces full-frame 20mm F1.8 ED AS UMC (159 comments in total)
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mario loconte: No autofocus, what's the point

If we were looking at 85mm you'd have a point... but at 20mm your comments are not really valid.

Link | Posted on Aug 15, 2016 at 19:58 UTC
On article Samyang introduces full-frame 20mm F1.8 ED AS UMC (159 comments in total)
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mario loconte: No autofocus, what's the point

Using DOF calculator... FF 20mm @ f1.8

If your subject is 10 feet away then anything between 7.12 ft and 16.8 is in focus!! Who needs AF did you say??

Link | Posted on Aug 11, 2016 at 18:10 UTC
On article Elevating X-Trans? Fujifilm X-T2 Review (1973 comments in total)
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Light Pilgrim: I was waiting for 2 years for this camera, but for some reason I am not over the moon. It is nice, for sure. I need to see the quality of RAW files and will decide based on IQ. Why folks are so excited about the joystick? I have in Canon for many years

The RAWs will be the same as the XPro2 surely?

Link | Posted on Jul 7, 2016 at 21:17 UTC
On article Pentax K-1 real-world sample gallery (145 comments in total)
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marc petzold: The sad thing is, in 5 to 6 years ppl came out, claiming that the K-1 is vintage and ancient tech, and one can't make decent images with it...

I hope the best for Pentax, that their K-1 would outsell the D8x0, and they'd develop an semipro level FF (24 MP) with the same features, to compete with the D750 & 5D Mk. III(IV then later)

Pentax truly deserved it, their K-1 gets the most out of this 36 MP Sony FF Sensor tech from 2012. Togehter with their unique features, and much cheaper price compared to the D810, the K-1 should being accepted onto the market very well - if one isn't already onto the Nikon train.

Roland - I've been curtly informed by someone here on the Fuji forum that the original X100 wasn't up to the job of imagemaking anymore and more recent iterations had what it takes to make a good picture... You and I know thats not true, but for some, cameras stop working once a newer model has been released!! :)

Link | Posted on Jul 2, 2016 at 15:02 UTC
On article Medium-format mirrorless: Hasselblad unveils X1D (1191 comments in total)


Link | Posted on Jun 22, 2016 at 16:02 UTC as 182nd comment

Love love love the work of Tom Heatley & Feiyi Wen.

Link | Posted on May 26, 2016 at 16:43 UTC as 10th comment

All worthy winners but some of Camille Michel's work is sheer perfection. I suspect some of the detractors would prefer images from Sonys World Photography Awards... or maybe a Peter Lik ;)

Link | Posted on May 4, 2016 at 18:58 UTC as 7th comment

As a dyed-in-the-wool digital shooter who has recently started shooting film, I totally get this camera. I love the anticipation of getting the negs back and forgetting about some of the images taken. Having said that, why not just get a film Leica for a ¼ of the price?

Link | Posted on Apr 29, 2016 at 16:58 UTC as 106th comment | 2 replies
On article Readers' Showcase: Giulio Magnifico (78 comments in total)

These are better than the usual bland landscapes we see in the readers showcase...

Link | Posted on Apr 25, 2016 at 13:42 UTC as 19th comment
On article Retro through-and-through: Fujifilm X-Pro2 Review (2501 comments in total)
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Elinas: Ouch... Fujifilm didn't put a lock on the exposure compensation dial... a real necessity to prevent this dial from turning by itself when you cary the camera... it happens all the time with my X-Pro1... too bad really!

Funny thing is, in Df land people often complain because there is a lock on the EC dial! You can't please all of the people all of the time...

Link | Posted on Jan 17, 2016 at 19:11 UTC

When I grow up I want to be the photographer that can easily justify this purchase.

Link | Posted on Jan 4, 2016 at 12:50 UTC as 48th comment | 4 replies
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Clyde Thomas: Seems more Wabi-sabi than zen.

Nice work.

Thanks for introducing the concept of Wabi-sabi to me... It fits the ethos of my photography well.

Link | Posted on Dec 11, 2015 at 20:10 UTC
On article Readers' Showcase: Tom Goodman (91 comments in total)

Fantastic set, love all of them! Well done Tom! Also a welcome departure from the bland and obvious landscapes we tend to see on these readers showcases

Link | Posted on Nov 22, 2015 at 18:43 UTC as 48th comment
On article Readers' Showcase: Philip Ewing (45 comments in total)

Good stuff!

Link | Posted on Nov 10, 2015 at 18:35 UTC as 5th comment
On article Erez Marom: On the importance of naming images (109 comments in total)
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NoRules: Lee Friedlander was once asked why he always only have name of the place and date as titles. He answerd "That is the only objective aspect of my pictures". There is nothing more to say. Let the image speak for it self. When I read what he said I felt very releaved. Photography means writing with light. It's a passive (in most times) activity. We have a device that register light. Behind it we can manipulate it, and we can manipulate what's in front of it (staged photography). The only objective values are time and place. If we go beyond that we enter the realm of metaphysics and mysticism, and that is not needed. The pictures are beautiful, no need to hang a veil over them like titles that obscure and reduce them. Pure photography tells a story that do not need words. If we cross that line we end up with a mess. IMHO.

I side with NoRules here... my work tends to be entitled with a functional description of where the image was taken... but then I like to have a heavy dose of ambiguity hang over each image, so the view brings their meaning to the party.
As Earthrise says, whatever works best for the artist... but I will also mention that I *loathe* it when the title of a Street Photograph is like a crappy caption competition. Eurgh!!

Link | Posted on Oct 25, 2015 at 17:19 UTC
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