dmartin92

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dmartin92: A former friend of mine, that I am no longer in contact with, criticized me for taking pictures. He said it was better to just enjoy the trip, and soak in the beauty. I disagreed with him, and I still do. At least for myself. For him, if that's what he wants, fine.

But I like to take pictures.

But the "smartphone vs. real camera" conversation seems like the same debate, at another level. And all those people that take smartphone photos, and don't carry around a real camera, maybe the reason that that are so very, very numerous is because they have a valid point of view.

Even more valid than the "don't take photos" viewpoint.

But I have a good camera, and I use it, often. Not always, but often.

In the end, the idea is that there is good reason to accept the idea that other people don't look at things the way we do. There is no reason to criticize others on such an insignificant matter.

jjz2 ... there is nothing that you have said there that I disagree with.

But for me "taking too many photos", that was not the case. As I said to Franz Weber ... there were other issues. We just stopped getting along as we got older. And that's the generous and charitable explanation.

Link | Posted on Aug 15, 2017 at 16:10 UTC
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dmartin92: A former friend of mine, that I am no longer in contact with, criticized me for taking pictures. He said it was better to just enjoy the trip, and soak in the beauty. I disagreed with him, and I still do. At least for myself. For him, if that's what he wants, fine.

But I like to take pictures.

But the "smartphone vs. real camera" conversation seems like the same debate, at another level. And all those people that take smartphone photos, and don't carry around a real camera, maybe the reason that that are so very, very numerous is because they have a valid point of view.

Even more valid than the "don't take photos" viewpoint.

But I have a good camera, and I use it, often. Not always, but often.

In the end, the idea is that there is good reason to accept the idea that other people don't look at things the way we do. There is no reason to criticize others on such an insignificant matter.

Franz Weber... the fact that he would criticize me for enjoying photography, it was just one issue among many others. There was no issue for me with his lack of interest in taking photos. In fact, I could even see his point of view. But he could not see mine.

Link | Posted on Aug 15, 2017 at 14:51 UTC

A former friend of mine, that I am no longer in contact with, criticized me for taking pictures. He said it was better to just enjoy the trip, and soak in the beauty. I disagreed with him, and I still do. At least for myself. For him, if that's what he wants, fine.

But I like to take pictures.

But the "smartphone vs. real camera" conversation seems like the same debate, at another level. And all those people that take smartphone photos, and don't carry around a real camera, maybe the reason that that are so very, very numerous is because they have a valid point of view.

Even more valid than the "don't take photos" viewpoint.

But I have a good camera, and I use it, often. Not always, but often.

In the end, the idea is that there is good reason to accept the idea that other people don't look at things the way we do. There is no reason to criticize others on such an insignificant matter.

Link | Posted on Aug 15, 2017 at 10:22 UTC as 75th comment | 5 replies

I was thinking to myself that in the extreme sense, there are two types of photographers. One type is interested in capturing and sharing visual impressions with others, and the other type is interested in having "the biggest gun", and winning 1st prize at the local photo contest.

But this is a very unfair comment. Those folks that want to have the very best, they are interested in "capturing and sharing visual impressions" too.

But smartphone cameras are getting better and better, and the lack of good image quality is becoming less of an issue. If the camera is so bad that the quality of the image distracts and lessens the ability of the viewer to receive the visual impression, then that's an issue. But smartphones cameras are getting better.

But as always, if you want to carry around two devices, one for communicating and one for photography, then you can, and the quality of your images will be better.

But not everybody wants to carry around two devices.

Link | Posted on Aug 15, 2017 at 07:17 UTC as 94th comment | 1 reply
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dmartin92: I have been thinking about my next camera purchase, and I have been wondering about lenses. Maybe the 50L ? Maybe the 35L ?

But the other day, I said to myself: where are my best photos coming from ?

My best photos are coming from my 3 year old Nexus 5 phone. I have decided to hold off on the L lens purchase, so that I will have cash ready for the Pixel 2 phone, when it comes out. This is where I will get the most improvement in my photography for the money spent.

It's not an opinion. It's just the reality.

Sactojim... I cannot imagine by what logic you concluded that. But very often, the only camera I have with me is my smartphone. Sometimes I don't even have that. But upgrading my smartphone, that will do the most for me, I am sure.

Link | Posted on Aug 15, 2017 at 04:18 UTC
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girlperson1: My Canon 6D with the 24-105 L lens is with me everywhere I go, it never leaves my side. My cellphone is also with me everywhere I go,. It too never leaves my side. One, is for taking pictures and one is for making calls. Can you guess which is which?? LOL ;)

This last Saturday afternoon I took the train out to the UNESCO World Heritage Site: the Lavaux wine vineyards on the banks of Lake Geneva. I went with my 6D and my 35mm (cheap) prime. I got good photos, Saturday afternoon. But late Sunday afternoon I wanted to take the train out from Lausanne, and go there again, to the vineyards. It was nice having a light backpack. Only some water and my smartphone. The 6D is great, but the smartphone is lightweight.

Link | Posted on Aug 14, 2017 at 18:01 UTC

I have been thinking about my next camera purchase, and I have been wondering about lenses. Maybe the 50L ? Maybe the 35L ?

But the other day, I said to myself: where are my best photos coming from ?

My best photos are coming from my 3 year old Nexus 5 phone. I have decided to hold off on the L lens purchase, so that I will have cash ready for the Pixel 2 phone, when it comes out. This is where I will get the most improvement in my photography for the money spent.

It's not an opinion. It's just the reality.

Link | Posted on Aug 14, 2017 at 17:41 UTC as 194th comment | 3 replies

It did seem odd that they were having so much trouble. I would have guessed that they were a company "on the up swing", but they must have gotten ahead of themselves in terms of growing (too much hiring, too many projects).

Apparently they have gotten the message about how bright their future is. Not to say that it isn't bright. But maybe just not as amazing as they imagined.

Link | Posted on Aug 7, 2017 at 18:04 UTC as 7th comment
On article Opinion: DJI has abandoned professionals (416 comments in total)

There may be an issue too with the idea of people being "responsible". In a better world, closer to being perfect, "pilots", and people in general, are responsible, but in the world we live in, not everyone is.

Link | Posted on Jul 23, 2017 at 10:36 UTC as 144th comment | 3 replies
On article Opinion: DJI has abandoned professionals (416 comments in total)

It may be a complicated subject, but the fact that we are already talking about "restricted airspace", and getting permission to fly in "restricted airspace", it may lessen the impact. The other side of the coin would be drones flying in restricted airspace, and a bunch of congressmen making laws for drones far worse, with much greater impact on people that fly drones, everywhere.

Link | Posted on Jul 23, 2017 at 10:25 UTC as 146th comment | 1 reply

From what had been a slow burning fire in the 6D forum, this seems to have gone up a notch today. And I find myself wanting more and more to get one, and use it to create some great images and videos. It wouldn't be hard, but I don't really need a new camera.

Link | Posted on Jul 20, 2017 at 20:29 UTC as 180th comment
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davev8: i am feeling a lot happier now i see the 6ii gallery....was VERY disappointed to hear about the DR........BUT the 6ii has one of the nicest looking galleries i ever see on DPR ....i cannot scientifically say why they are nice ..probably very subjective....i even look at some other galleries back to back incase i was imagining it ..am not .... they remind me of the 5Dmki......

The sample video looks great too.

Link | Posted on Jul 20, 2017 at 18:41 UTC

One interesting fact... this article has received 878 comments. Apparently people have opinions about this topic.

Link | Posted on Jul 18, 2017 at 20:53 UTC as 73rd comment

I see nothing wrong with this. But I wonder if there are some people that would say this is fine, but the photos that come from smartphones, those photos are bad.

Link | Posted on Jul 13, 2017 at 17:26 UTC as 30th comment

What happens if I don't register my image on their site, but someone else registers my image in their name ?

Happily, it wouldn't really mean that I lost the copyright.

Link | Posted on May 27, 2017 at 06:53 UTC as 11th comment

One interesting thing is that I clearly recall that ten years ago in the forums there were often "full frame is dead" discussions.

At that time, it wasn't clear what the future would be. But now, ten years later, it is clear, full frame is not dead. Medium format may even have a future. But at the least, full frame is here to stay.

Link | Posted on May 25, 2017 at 06:11 UTC as 22nd comment | 1 reply
On article A Taste of New York is a stunning Big Apple time-lapse (89 comments in total)
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Dennis: I know the whole thing represents the frenetic pace of the city, but it seemed like 1/3 of the time was spent in annoying zoom transitions ... I gave up on it a minute in. It reminded me too much of hyperactive kids videos designed for miniscule attention spans. Otherwise, some good footage in those small bursts.

Frankly, at a minute, you got farther than I did. I see plenty of stuff I like, so if there's something that's annoying me, I don't waste my time waiting too long for it to get better.

Link | Posted on May 18, 2017 at 21:20 UTC

I would think the reason it is expensive is because they wouldn't be selling many of them. Not enough customers. But in theory, per unit, it would be cheaper to manufacture, if the production quantities equalled that of a color camera.

Link | Posted on May 10, 2017 at 16:46 UTC as 36th comment

Oddly, I too upgraded from a 10D to a 1D Mark II.

I was one of the first people to buy a 1D Mark II, in May 2004, and it was only in November 2015 that I bought a new DSLR, a 6D.

The only issue I had with the 1D was dust. Otherwise, a great camera. Oh, but a bit heavy.

Link | Posted on May 4, 2017 at 18:03 UTC as 64th comment
On photo spain (221) in the Spoof challenge (9 comments in total)

Yeah, I was shocked to see it too. It's the image on the coffee machine in my office. Or very, very much like it.

Link | Posted on Apr 16, 2017 at 06:22 UTC as 2nd comment
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