semorg

Lives in United States San Francisco, United States
Has a website at http://www.f8daily.com
Joined on Sep 16, 2005

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This will be cloned by Chinese companies in 2-3 months and you can buy it on eBay for $50

Link | Posted on Aug 24, 2016 at 22:36 UTC as 16th comment | 6 replies

Great interview. Probably one of the best things I've read on DPR in years.
And yes, what a nice an unassuming guy Emmanuel is.

Link | Posted on Mar 16, 2016 at 14:09 UTC as 60th comment | 1 reply
On article Readers' Showcase: Christopher Michel (72 comments in total)

amazing range of photos...from edge of space to the last corner of the earth....beautiful shots.

Link | Posted on Feb 1, 2016 at 06:55 UTC as 21st comment
On article Nikon announces development of flagship D5 DSLR (442 comments in total)

a real Silent shutter like the Sony A7RII, etc.

Link | Posted on Nov 18, 2015 at 18:56 UTC as 69th comment | 1 reply
On article SmugMug Films: Climbing Ice - The Iceland Trifecta (14 comments in total)

WOW! So amazing and inspiring, want to go out and learn ice climbing

Link | Posted on Nov 12, 2015 at 19:07 UTC as 8th comment

Facebook hires the smartest people, only so they can build apps to make people into mindless sheep lost in a loop of mindless amusement.

Link | Posted on Oct 23, 2015 at 15:14 UTC as 2nd comment
On article A lot to Leica? Hands-on with the Leica SL (Typ 601) (1525 comments in total)

Hahaha LOL! Who is this camera for? Hulk?

Link | Posted on Oct 21, 2015 at 02:23 UTC as 323rd comment | 2 replies

This is a rebranded Tamron lens which has good reviews on B&H and it's a fair prices for an image stabilized lens.
http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/845350-REG/Tamron_SP_24_70mm_f_2_8_DI.html

Link | Posted on Sep 25, 2015 at 04:45 UTC as 54th comment
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DVT80111: No image stabilizer still?

it has IS it's called WR on pentax.

Link | Posted on Sep 25, 2015 at 04:43 UTC
On article Behind the Shot: Crystalline (46 comments in total)
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semorg: thanks of sharing, but I don't think it's a great article.
I'm not sure if the article is about composition, HDR technique or post-processing.

1 - if it's composition, for me it doesn't work and the image has no draw. At least for me.
2 - if it's about HDR technique. I think the HDR is not that great and it doesn't add that much more DR to the image with all the blown-out highlights.
3 - if it's about post-processing technique, then it's EVEN WORSE. Because I noticed you are using different color temperature in your different frames. ANY ONE knowing anything about panorama stitching knows not to leave their Color Balance in "As Shot" mode. It's a biggest no-no.

However, your article remind me. Perhaps I should write something on panorama and HDR panos. As I have done a bunch of them and it seems like yourself and others can benefit from it.

fair enough

Link | Posted on Sep 12, 2015 at 21:59 UTC
On article Behind the Shot: Crystalline (46 comments in total)

thanks of sharing, but I don't think it's a great article.
I'm not sure if the article is about composition, HDR technique or post-processing.

1 - if it's composition, for me it doesn't work and the image has no draw. At least for me.
2 - if it's about HDR technique. I think the HDR is not that great and it doesn't add that much more DR to the image with all the blown-out highlights.
3 - if it's about post-processing technique, then it's EVEN WORSE. Because I noticed you are using different color temperature in your different frames. ANY ONE knowing anything about panorama stitching knows not to leave their Color Balance in "As Shot" mode. It's a biggest no-no.

However, your article remind me. Perhaps I should write something on panorama and HDR panos. As I have done a bunch of them and it seems like yourself and others can benefit from it.

Link | Posted on Sep 12, 2015 at 16:19 UTC as 16th comment | 3 replies
On article Picture this: Our revamped galleries system is now live (115 comments in total)

Best DPreview update in years.

Link | Posted on Aug 11, 2015 at 00:43 UTC as 63rd comment
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semorg: I'm not sure what use these images are. They're not raw. They're not shot with tripods, and many of them have the focus on the wrong place.

Seems to me the DPreivew guys just took the camera out during an event and shared a few photos. "Real world" is meaningless

interesting....I'm on retina. About tripod with 42 MP smallest shake (even with image stabilization) will impact sharpness. Especially given prior edge issues with the A7R and some lenses, it's critical to eliminate all variables.

Link | Posted on Aug 7, 2015 at 15:31 UTC
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semorg: I'm not sure what use these images are. They're not raw. They're not shot with tripods, and many of them have the focus on the wrong place.

Seems to me the DPreivew guys just took the camera out during an event and shared a few photos. "Real world" is meaningless

@seamew thanks for the thoughtful reply.

Link | Posted on Aug 7, 2015 at 03:54 UTC
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semorg: I'm not sure what use these images are. They're not raw. They're not shot with tripods, and many of them have the focus on the wrong place.

Seems to me the DPreivew guys just took the camera out during an event and shared a few photos. "Real world" is meaningless

Actually the contrary. I only looked at original size. The zeiss Batis 25/2 samples are often focused on the wrong area. The hair is the sharp part of the image while the eyes are not in the focal plane. There is no good sample that shows the resolving power of the edges of the image to see if they are impacted and how sony is handling them. A lot of these photos are taken without purpose of showing what the camera can or can not do. It seems like everyone was happy to meet Guy Kawasaki and took a camera along. Especially not including RAW files was/is a big omission.

Link | Posted on Aug 7, 2015 at 01:29 UTC

I'm not sure what use these images are. They're not raw. They're not shot with tripods, and many of them have the focus on the wrong place.

Seems to me the DPreivew guys just took the camera out during an event and shared a few photos. "Real world" is meaningless

Link | Posted on Aug 7, 2015 at 00:24 UTC as 80th comment | 7 replies
On article Quick Review: Photographers.pro (60 comments in total)
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semorg: There is no information about the people behind photographers.pro. There is no "about" section, who are the founders or who is the CEO, etc.
What are they hiding?

Till then, I'll give my support to SmugMug who has been a family operated business for past 12-13 years and are very transparent about their team

I want to know who is behind them. SmugMug provides a lot of info under their "About" section

Link | Posted on Jul 16, 2015 at 01:29 UTC
On article Quick Review: Photographers.pro (60 comments in total)

There is no information about the people behind photographers.pro. There is no "about" section, who are the founders or who is the CEO, etc.
What are they hiding?

Till then, I'll give my support to SmugMug who has been a family operated business for past 12-13 years and are very transparent about their team

Link | Posted on Jul 5, 2015 at 20:11 UTC as 8th comment | 2 replies
On article Leica Q In-depth Review (1140 comments in total)

This was probably the first Leica I was excited about, until I saw the nasty BANDING on the chair image above (only ISO 320).
Just look at the black chairs and all you see is banding. I wish they would have used a different sensor. Sigh!

Link | Posted on Jun 10, 2015 at 16:45 UTC as 337th comment
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