rondom

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EcoR1: I wish we had squre sensors, so we wouldn’t have to turn camera 90 degrees for vertical pictures. But yeah, that sensor would be more expensive for manufacturers.

@Dr Blackjack
Actually, I was trying to be funny. But at one time, I did think about this seriously and concluded that 16:13 was the best format for most yield:
https://www.dpreview.com/forums/post/54723518

Link | Posted on Jan 19, 2018 at 09:43 UTC
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EcoR1: I wish we had squre sensors, so we wouldn’t have to turn camera 90 degrees for vertical pictures. But yeah, that sensor would be more expensive for manufacturers.

Even better: a circular sensor. After all the image leaves the lens as a circle.

Link | Posted on Jan 18, 2018 at 22:29 UTC
On article Sony E 18-135mm F3.5-5.6 OSS sample gallery (194 comments in total)
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Turtle Steve: I think there needs to be an option for "I want to own it but I've had it" for some...

No, actually more like this: “I am an immature adult acting like a child and I like to click on everything I see on the internet”

Link | Posted on Jan 16, 2018 at 18:40 UTC

I’m sure I heard it right:
“What better way to start off a new year than announcing a new product“
...so that you idiots can buy more useless garbage in 2018 just like you did in 2017?

Link | Posted on Jan 5, 2018 at 21:39 UTC as 15th comment
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ttran88: Time to create new accounts to push your brand over the finish line!!

I would be genuinely sorry for anyone who would do that. What’s the average age here? 9? Who cares?

Link | Posted on Dec 21, 2017 at 04:58 UTC
On article Annie Leibovitz teaches photography in new MasterClass (175 comments in total)
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FLruckas: Hmmmm....
Business is slowing down?

Her personal financial problems (if any) hardly explains this: The business of selling "tips for success" has been an industry of its own- especially in US. If you want to criticize that, I'm with you. I think this is, for the most part, selling dreams, and nothing more. There are tons of exceptionally good teachers and without them we would be lost. But I see this as using celebrities for quick success...for the MasterClass business owners. I doubt that the "teacher" is the primary beneficiary here.

Link | Posted on Dec 20, 2017 at 15:55 UTC
On article Annie Leibovitz teaches photography in new MasterClass (175 comments in total)

MasterClass series is intriguing. Although I would like Alice Waters to teach me photography and Annie Leibovitz to teach me home cooking.

Link | Posted on Dec 19, 2017 at 21:35 UTC as 37th comment | 2 replies

Instead they are starting a new training program where they will teach eagles to shoot movies with your favorite mirrorless or mirrored cameras.

Link | Posted on Dec 13, 2017 at 20:26 UTC as 45th comment

How disgusting is that

Link | Posted on Dec 12, 2017 at 07:55 UTC as 84th comment
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Mark Turney: I’m going to monitor the prices a little longer 🙄.....

Sounds like a good new year resolution.

Link | Posted on Dec 5, 2017 at 00:45 UTC
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trungtran: There be bigger discounts if every stopped buying sigma lenses for 3 months.

Brilliant. And what do you think will happen with the prices after your 3 month boycott ends?

Link | Posted on Nov 21, 2017 at 07:51 UTC

Looks like it’s time to look for another online community of incredibly talented enthusiats and retouchers to convert these back to black and white.

Link | Posted on Nov 19, 2017 at 19:42 UTC as 105th comment

Dpreview, Starbucks mug equivalencies please? Thank you

Link | Posted on Nov 17, 2017 at 22:02 UTC as 33rd comment

So, what would that be? $2400 equivalent?

Link | Posted on Oct 25, 2017 at 20:07 UTC as 60th comment | 4 replies

Why the hell did they change the old G1X body design?

Link | Posted on Oct 16, 2017 at 06:39 UTC as 206th comment
On article New product overview videos: Sony a9 and FE lenses (128 comments in total)

Only sponsored comments should accompany sponsored articles.

Link | Posted on Oct 2, 2017 at 17:49 UTC as 37th comment

Great concept for people with only two hands who cannot stay away from their smartphones for more than 30 secs.

Link | Posted on Sep 28, 2017 at 06:33 UTC as 8th comment
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georgievv: I tried to reply to the negative comment by rondom but that comment was deleted by the time I pressed "Post" Here it is anyway, maybe other trolls will get the message.

"I hope that you are saying this lightly because you've never lost anyone close to you. Once you get through that experience, you will appreciate the human factor in this story and will understand how really special those images are to Arty's family and how special they were to him. On stories like this, if you don't have anything positive or constructive to say, just stay silent. "

@georgievv, True, I wasn't clear enough in my initial comment. I would like to direct you to other projects that I consider much more successful in that regard:
http://mywifesfightwithbreastcancer.com/photographs/
https://www.lensculture.com/articles/nancy-borowick-cancer-family

Link | Posted on Sep 12, 2017 at 10:17 UTC
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georgievv: I tried to reply to the negative comment by rondom but that comment was deleted by the time I pressed "Post" Here it is anyway, maybe other trolls will get the message.

"I hope that you are saying this lightly because you've never lost anyone close to you. Once you get through that experience, you will appreciate the human factor in this story and will understand how really special those images are to Arty's family and how special they were to him. On stories like this, if you don't have anything positive or constructive to say, just stay silent. "

Sorry that your comment got deleted. Probably It coincided with my editing, because I wanted to add that I watched the video.
Unfortunately, after watching this introductory video, I thought that it was more about the photographer than Andy.
May he Rest In Peace. My condolences to his family.
To me, the pictures looked very unspecial just like the audio track with cheap emotional piano playing.
You should realize that, a worthy cause doesn't translate to successful art. In this particular instance, that's how I felt about the project, and I believe that I have the right to express that.
And of course, I lost many loved ones- just like every human being. The heaviness of the subject matter doesn't give the right to immunity from criticism.

Link | Posted on Sep 11, 2017 at 21:56 UTC
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rondom: Sheer stupidity. You could apply this to the most mundane photograph and conclude that it has some merit. There is no formula for good photography.
Once again, "How to...." culture at work.
And, I wonder, why is it always the Americans that come up with this nonsense?

@Damian Ok, so at least you agree with the premise of my argument. That's something.
As of American bashing: obviously it's not limited to Americans but it is the product of their culture (which is dominating the world)

Link | Posted on Aug 19, 2017 at 19:58 UTC
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