HBowman

HBowman

Lives in France France
Has a website at www.hulyssbowman.com
Joined on Dec 13, 2010

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On article RIP Lightroom 6: Death by subscription model (1509 comments in total)

The climax of capitalism is ... communism !

Link | Posted on Oct 19, 2017 at 09:35 UTC as 297th comment | 1 reply

That part of YouTube again ...

An another ugly geeky hipster without girl friend playing and consuming his time with toys in mom's basement.

Link | Posted on Aug 12, 2017 at 07:49 UTC as 16th comment | 2 replies
On article Nikon announces development of D850 (538 comments in total)

Judging by the posts over here, 99% of you are a bunch of assisted sissies and compulsive tech consumers. Too much sarcasm and hate over a serious brands, always pointing the flaws and never happy. Are you paid to be like that ? Lame.

Link | Posted on Jul 25, 2017 at 09:46 UTC as 111th comment | 2 replies

"Does this guarantee immediate great lens choice or a perpetually second-rate experience ? "

C'mon... Do you really think, Richard, that Canon or Nikon will come with a "second-rate" experience camera ? they had a lot of time to learn on the concurrence.

This question is too brutal.

Perpetually and second rate ... change that !!

Link | Posted on May 23, 2017 at 11:18 UTC as 188th comment | 8 replies

CS6. Period.

Link | Posted on Feb 3, 2017 at 08:09 UTC as 102nd comment
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AstroStan: I wonder if they have finally addressed the issue of clogged ink lines that has affected their printers from the $50 all-in-one to the top-of-the-line photo printers. If an Epson is not used for a few weeks then I find it is necessary to waste time and ink running out the lines. My Canon photo printer can sit idle for months without any such problem.

Ho C'mon !!

I have Epson printers and some are idle for 3 to 5 months. I never experienced any problems. Just have to run cleaning procedure and verifications, like every printers.

Link | Posted on Jan 13, 2017 at 18:08 UTC
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quietrich: At our college we keep a bunch of Nikon 3***s to lend out to students. I have to say that whilst they do feel a bit plasticky and cheap, they hold up to they 'student test' surprisingly well. We still have a few 3100s from years ago, despite the inevitable beating they get from 16 to 19 year olds.
It does seem a bit naughty for Nikon to take out the sensor cleaning, though to be honest, the vast majority of users will never take the kit zoom off the camera.

Those little camera are good at everything. I agree it is the perfect student tool for learning with a very low cost. It is also of when doing videos (D3100). Did this with students some years ago :

https://youtu.be/hEYjtPFRCWA

Link | Posted on Sep 30, 2016 at 22:52 UTC
On article Accusations fly over Fukushima photos (83 comments in total)

Even Nikon Malaysia enter the party....

http://imgur.com/TpNDBBD

Link | Posted on Jul 20, 2016 at 08:43 UTC as 26th comment
On article Accusations fly over Fukushima photos (83 comments in total)

Those accusation are probably right. Why on hearth someone will false accuse someone like this, with that much proofs ?

When I first seen the pictures, my primary reaction was "the guy wear a bermuda ..." in a radioactive zone... where dust fly and most ppl should take shower and rad measure all day long...! The mask isn't useful at all if you remove it and then take of your clothes full of dust ...

Meanwhile, the guy made thousands and thousands of dollars .

Magnum McCurry award of the year !

Link | Posted on Jul 20, 2016 at 08:18 UTC as 30th comment
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HBowman: Low price, yes, but MANY lenses won't work correctly on it especially tele lenses and Macro ... fail.

http://www.sigma-photo.co.jp/photoimages/news-en/img01_593.jpg

Have a look at that :

http://www.sigma-dp.com/DP3Merrill/samplephoto.html

First time I see a brand regressing in IQ. Star Trek level 41.

Link | Posted on Jun 24, 2016 at 10:57 UTC
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HBowman: Low price, yes, but MANY lenses won't work correctly on it especially tele lenses and Macro ... fail.

http://www.sigma-photo.co.jp/photoimages/news-en/img01_593.jpg

For this IQ ? Not even Xtran gen 1 level. I'm not blind.

http://www.sigma-global.com/jp/cameras/sd-series/impression/

Link | Posted on Jun 24, 2016 at 10:51 UTC

Low price, yes, but MANY lenses won't work correctly on it especially tele lenses and Macro ... fail.

http://www.sigma-photo.co.jp/photoimages/news-en/img01_593.jpg

Link | Posted on Jun 24, 2016 at 09:49 UTC as 62nd comment | 7 replies

I have nothing to say about the series nor the photographers. Many of you aren't aware but the subject, the topic needed to enter the competition was:

"observation capture and express the relationship between man and the environment"

I have hard time to see where those finalists come even close to the main subject. The subject isn't about actuality, psychology, depression, sadness ... whatever. It was about the relationship between man and THE ENVIRONMENT not between man and his environment.

Link | Posted on Jun 17, 2016 at 10:01 UTC as 10th comment

You wake up in the morning, turn on your computer, start to enjoy the new day with a tea and then fall on the Magnum award. Suddenly you see what is photo award today and feel a bit depressed by this neo-academical bunch of snaps. Those sterilized photo schools should close definitively. How much have paid to have the chance to be selected ? How much money those 10 uninspired souls have paid to be here ? ...

Shame on you Magnum. I thought about you as one of the pinnacle of photography agency with some other organisations around the world. You just broke my day.

There is thousand of photographers on DPreview who deserve prices big time, who work hard to make truly artful pics and you just told them :

"This, Sir, is Art. We are Magnum you know so that's it !"

Utter BS, Utter deception.

Link | Posted on May 24, 2016 at 07:50 UTC as 32nd comment
On article Primer: What is VR, and why should photographers care? (141 comments in total)
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te 2r: I own the latest 'Rift, and I have some fun exploring the myriad panoramic photo/video apps on the Oculus store. The results range from mediocre to sickening. Many of them are tied to specific panoramic camera systems. Even in the best examples, there's something "off" about them, and none of them support positional head tracking as that would require a 3D-scanned and reconstructed world rather than panoramic stereoscopy. (There is a demo like that on the Vive, but I haven't tried it personally. At timestamp: http://youtu.be/OknS2wfHi9E?t=52m33s )

The panoramic aspect is somewhat annoying as you get the urge to twist your neck all the way around with every new photo or camera cut to view all 360 degrees. It might be manageable in a (wireless) Samsung Gear VR on a swivel chair, but still. What I've seen is so far is not very compelling. At its ideal, you would freely explore a captured environment, fundamentally challenging an artform once based on _controlling_ perspective.

Completely agree.

Link | Posted on May 18, 2016 at 08:24 UTC
On article Primer: What is VR, and why should photographers care? (141 comments in total)
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HBowman: I'm used to virtual reality since 1998 by the way of gaming industry. So this is not real VR because it is based on a real location.

Last year I coded a real VR scene. If your computer powerful enough have a look :

https://www.behance.net/gallery/32387485/CRYO

With photo, you need to make a 360° "STATIC" view and then use a device on you nose to "feel" in immersion.

With real 3D rendering the view isn't static and every parameters to make it "alive" are possible. No need occulus rift or any device to feel immersed in such environment. Those devices are just the cherry on the cake for us.

So, I would speak about AR (augmented reality) when using photography. Google Map do this since years ...

But yea, real VR need some others skills than just photography.

Link | Posted on May 18, 2016 at 07:48 UTC
On article Primer: What is VR, and why should photographers care? (141 comments in total)
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HBowman: I'm used to virtual reality since 1998 by the way of gaming industry. So this is not real VR because it is based on a real location.

Last year I coded a real VR scene. If your computer powerful enough have a look :

https://www.behance.net/gallery/32387485/CRYO

VR in the photography industry is just the new hype word to sell even more "new" material. I guess us, virtual developers are more fluent about the subject than you or any DPreview staff.

The photography world is a little niche midget compared to the gaming world.

Ho well... Not a place to explain this.

Link | Posted on May 18, 2016 at 07:31 UTC
On article Primer: What is VR, and why should photographers care? (141 comments in total)

I'm used to virtual reality since 1998 by the way of gaming industry. So this is not real VR because it is based on a real location.

Last year I coded a real VR scene. If your computer powerful enough have a look :

https://www.behance.net/gallery/32387485/CRYO

Link | Posted on May 17, 2016 at 21:12 UTC as 55th comment | 4 replies

Impressive early result yes. This camera is now superior to any foveon to date (whatever strange individuals may think...).

When I see this I say "period" :

http://www.dpreview.com/forums/thread/4000666

The very affordable serious dream camera to any landscape photographers (and others).

Link | Posted on May 6, 2016 at 06:16 UTC as 96th comment
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evilmagicnut: Will this finally end the criticism towards Canon for their supposed low ISO DR "problem"?

I'll break down laughing if the 1DX II registers higher (low ISO) DR than the D5. Not because it matters but because of the irony and the ammunition it will give the Canon tribe.

Pull up a chair this is going to be good.

Barney ... Low DR inside a camera isn't a "deficiency".

Link | Posted on Mar 28, 2016 at 21:45 UTC
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