jsevidon

jsevidon

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It is not settled and will remain a subject of trivial and contentious talk.
Both are ways of obtaining an image; a matter of taste and involvement. Digital produces a final product immediately subject to voluntary, not mandatory post processing to taste or final vision if any.

Analog or film is a more personally involving process including but not requiring development using aa variety of solutions to produce a desired negative image which may be subject to a direct printing process using chemicals con paper of to produce a final print to taste; or alternatively scanned to a computer' which image may then be altered to taste for final print output from a computer.

But you already knew all that. One is more convenient and the other more time consuming. Both produce a final image; each different from the other but neither better than the other.

We today live in a world far better than past times with more choices to produce a desired result. So get on with it; shooting that is.

Link | Posted on Jun 29, 2020 at 20:00 UTC as 37th comment | 2 replies
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MN13: Digital capture but printing "analog" on either B&W printing paper or Cibachrome (Ilfochrome) depending on whether B&W or color image.

Could use both digital and analog darkroom techniques.

Wouldn't this be best of both worlds?

Not possible. Analog printing requires an analog image. That is a negative. On the other hand, digital printing of an analog image; i.e., a negative is done all the time using a scanner.

Link | Posted on Jun 26, 2020 at 18:58 UTC

Fair and balanced? Not surpising.

Link | Posted on Jun 15, 2020 at 18:34 UTC as 65th comment
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jsevidon: Why not add a blinking light to the bright orange ring to complete it's non-stealthiness? Actually,, I think it's more attractive than mine, but why label it
"street edition"? The GRII and III are already street shooters without the nice bling ring.

Not really. I just thought showing a stealth camera with a bright orange ring was funny. And talk about reaction? I thought my comment wasn't really worth any reply. Thanks. Nice to know that in these Covid-19 days, I'm not really alone. Cheers.

Link | Posted on Jun 13, 2020 at 19:50 UTC

Why not add a blinking light to the bright orange ring to complete it's non-stealthiness? Actually,, I think it's more attractive than mine, but why label it
"street edition"? The GRII and III are already street shooters without the nice bling ring.

Link | Posted on Jun 11, 2020 at 21:12 UTC as 43rd comment | 2 replies
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User4286416121: Why is the museum free,
cause everything in it they stole

Tour guide London

I gather you are not an Anglophile. BTW, they stole only the best.

Link | Posted on Apr 30, 2020 at 19:52 UTC
On article Let's talk about Dorothea Lange (125 comments in total)
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Great Bustard: I'm gonna be the bad guy here -- or the stupid/uneducated guy -- depending on your perspective. Shoot, probably both, really.

That in place, the photos posted for this article are rather mundane to me. What makes them special is simply that she was there and took the photos when no one else did. The framing is rather poor on quite a few of them, and the BW treatment doesn't add to the photos but instead detracts from them.

In short, had someone simply "been there" with a smartphone and put forth a bit more care in framing, I think the photos would have been immensely better.

However, like I said, these comments may be more revealing of my stupidity/ignorance than anything else. After all, I've criticized the Rhine II photo which sold for more than I am worth. Also, just want to say I'm not talking about the photographer -- just the photos that were posted accompanying this article.

Great Bustard,
It's photojournalism and was never meant to be art. It's sole purpose is to tell a story. Go to the PSA website and look up the definition of photojournalism.
Her work reflects her ability to capture a moment in time and tell it for all eternity. Dorothea Lange did so with honesty and grit. I only wish that I had her eye to capture that "decisive moment" ( see Henri Cartier Bresson ) so important to photojournalism. Unfortunately, I don't which is why I stick mostly to landscapes and travel and other static subjects.

Link | Posted on Mar 8, 2020 at 22:49 UTC
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jsevidon: I reminds me of the Detroit auto tradition. Take the same car, change the chrome, add tail fins and call it a new model. The Pen E has been a good little camera for the last ten years. Lumix/Leica have made significant changes in their pocketable line and there is also the ever inventive Fuji and Sony. Olympus PenE-PL10? BORING!

As a Leica user, I'll have to admit that the "styling" changes by Olympus are, to me, less offensive than the "special" styling that occasionally grace certain models of the Leica, like red, white, and blue ( the Tricolor) or the one that is gray with cracked-like lines all over it with a premium price. The Mocha color of the Oly is nice, I'll agree, but I prefer Cognac; the color and liquid form. To continue the trend, I'll soon expect to see a camera with Dali-like melting watch faces embossed on the cover in the near future. Oh my!

Link | Posted on Feb 18, 2020 at 21:38 UTC

I reminds me of the Detroit auto tradition. Take the same car, change the chrome, add tail fins and call it a new model. The Pen E has been a good little camera for the last ten years. Lumix/Leica have made significant changes in their pocketable line and there is also the ever inventive Fuji and Sony. Olympus PenE-PL10? BORING!

Link | Posted on Feb 12, 2020 at 20:38 UTC as 7th comment | 3 replies
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jsevidon: Carry a bag. Fill it with rocks. A bag of rocks will cost less, you don't have to carry it and you can leave them where you found them. I know it is inelegant and not as nice as a lead sash weight or a Rock Bar.

I was only half serious about my 'rock's suggestion. Not every site has rocks available. Actually, what I do is hang my camera bag or backpack from a large hook that I fixed to the tripod lower column with a hose clamp. It works well and cost be less than a couple of dollars.

Link | Posted on Sep 25, 2019 at 18:34 UTC

Carry a bag. Fill it with rocks. A bag of rocks will cost less, you don't have to carry it and you can leave them where you found them. I know it is inelegant and not as nice as a lead sash weight or a Rock Bar.

Link | Posted on Sep 24, 2019 at 06:36 UTC as 15th comment | 2 replies
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Horshack: Color is added to keep the public interested in space exploration so that NASA stays funded.

Horshack,
Obviously you are one who sees only black and white and does not recognize the infinite shades of gray.Not all government pronouncements or acts are exaggerated or false. If so, we may as well fold our tents and fade away. Democracy functions only with an informed electorate. It is up to you to fact check and by all means stay away from conspiracy websites. They'll rot your brain.

No, I do not agree with you. I adamantly disagree with you you. But this is not the place or forum to have this discussion. Over and out.

Link | Posted on Aug 5, 2019 at 21:33 UTC
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Indohydra: Was the moon landing real, or was it only in black and white and later colorized to make it look real?

Actually, all space related activities occurred on the Columbia back lot ( aka, the ranch) in Burbank and the role of Armstrong, et al. were actually portrayed by Brad Pitt and Ben Affleck. Why don't all you space skeptics just grow up and accept the fact that science and engineering do advance our knowledge and occasionally, when we are not blowing each other up, create things that are of great benefit to mankind.

I remain in awe of these accomplishments.

Link | Posted on Aug 2, 2019 at 20:05 UTC
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Horshack: Color is added to keep the public interested in space exploration so that NASA stays funded.

".Color is added to keep the public interested in space exploration so that NASA stays funded....."

Rather an idiotic comment. Color is added according to wave length in order that the details stand out from each other to assist in analysis. Admittedly, govmnt. agencies do stretch and exaggerate in order to enhance funding, but in this case, you are way off base.

Link | Posted on Aug 2, 2019 at 19:56 UTC

Go to the Sigma site for a full description of accessories. Included with the camera is a hot shoe attachment. An EVF will be available. It looks like the camera is designed to go into a video cage which, I assume, is why there are accessories to add for still camera use. Like most idiosyncratic Sigma cameras, it is not for everyone.

Link | Posted on Jul 20, 2019 at 23:55 UTC as 30th comment | 1 reply
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American20: There is no competition with Adobe software and this is what happened.

Americano20,said
"Auf Reisen/ Those are not even close to professional uses and it's a fact that most professional users use Adobe software. For RAW, Capture One is the only alternative against LR. For Photoshop, I highly doubt about Affinity Photo and others. Tell the majority professional users if they are using Adobe or not."

I am not sure what you mean by professional. If you mean persons who shoot an post process for a living, I'm sure that most of us who appreciate the professional label are advanced amateurs. For professional, cost is a write-off.

I am trying Affinity, and while most of its tools are Adobe clones, a few of them work even better, such as their version of content aware. Unless you make a living at it, professional is a word. For the rest of us, if it works, use It. I have been more than satisfied with Adobe, but when they start to ripoff their client base, it is time for the rest of us, excluding those who are concerned with 'professional', to look elsewhere.

Link | Posted on May 3, 2019 at 18:04 UTC
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American20: There is no competition with Adobe software and this is what happened.

Oh, but there is some very excellent competition. My Adobe brand loyalty just crashed.

Link | Posted on May 2, 2019 at 19:01 UTC

That is great news for the Adobe app. competitors. I have stayed with Lightroom and Photoshop because I know how to use them and they are akin to wearing comfortable old shoes. But doubling the price so I have more storage in their Cloud when I prefer to store in my own computer and it's hard drives is a non-starter for me. If they do it, I'll cancel Adobe and use my old computer based versions of P.S and L.R. until I settle on one or two of their lower priced computer based post processing apps. I've tried some of the competitor's trial versions and they are very good.
"GREED IS GOOD".........(.Gordon Gecko and Adobe).

Link | Posted on May 2, 2019 at 18:49 UTC as 309th comment
On article This is the first ever photograph of a black hole (634 comments in total)

After looking at the majority of comments, I've come to a conclusion that is very sad indeed. Most of you people have truly lost your sense of wonder.

It's a remarkable achievement and the apparent blur may or may not be a case of what you see is what you get, given that we still know so little about black holes and their physical nature, that is if they have physical nature as we understand it.

Link | Posted on Apr 10, 2019 at 21:12 UTC as 83rd comment | 6 replies
On article Is the Leica Q2 right for you? (403 comments in total)
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jsevidon: It is a very light weight review. Single images with little or no text is next to useless. How about an in-depth review instead. Take a look at Jono Slack's hands-on review.
http://www.slack.co.uk/leica-q2.html. He is very pro Leica and is a preferred reviewer for Leica . Nevertheless, he doesn't gush and his comments are reasonably objective.

I think it is frightfully expensive, but if you factor in the "zoom' framing feature that yields:

28mm 8368 x 5584 47mp . effective aperture f1.7
35mm 6704 x 4472 30mp . effective aperture f2
50mm 4688 x 3128 14.6mp effective aperture f2.8
75mm 3136 x 2096 6.6mp . effective aperture f4.6

and limit your shooting to 28, 35, and 50mm, it's really not too shabby. One might even conclude that as a carry around camera that still gives you approx 15 mpxl @ 50mm, compare that to carrying around an interchangeable lens body with 3 top quality prime lenses and the price, size and weight of the Q2 may seem less exorbitant.

mais51,
If you dislike Leica so much, why are you even on this forum except to snipe.
You lost me on Audi. You should pick another site on which to troll.

Link | Posted on Mar 19, 2019 at 21:02 UTC
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