Vladimir Bobov

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Lives in United States United States
Joined on Aug 24, 2004


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On article Fujifilm XF 80mm F2.8 OIS WR Macro sample gallery (92 comments in total)
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milkod2001: Does it also happen to you when clicked on best comments, all comments will suddenly disappear? And also clicking on comments icon next to main headline, it will no longer open comments section? (5k iMac, Chrome for Mac).

Regarding lens: I've checked samples first and thought how great samples are, love portrait of boy and guy with crazy hair. I thought this lens will be at least $2500 if not more. Selling price is surprisingly low, well done.

Thanks for bringing the commenting issues to our attention. I've logged the issue, and we will investigate it.

Link | Posted on Jan 17, 2018 at 18:13 UTC
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Peruviano: If you really want control, you can buy a "cheap" midi controller like Numark's DJ2GO (https://www.amazon.com/Numark-DJ-Go-Ultra-Portable-Controller/dp/B004S8AU2I/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1504627688&sr=8-3&keywords=dj2go)
and use a software like Bome Midi Translator (http://www.bome.com/products/mtclassic) to map the button presses, slider movements and dial tuning to keystrokes. I use it for video editing with Adobe Premiere and it is really useful.

This is intriguing. However, I haven't found any way to directly adjust specific sliders in Lightroom. There's keyboard shortcuts for navigating between the sliders (. and ,) and for adjusting them up and down (+ and -) but I haven't found a way to directly adjust the shadows slider for example. The Pallette software somehow does this, so it must be possible, but I haven't found any documentation.

Link | Posted on Sep 6, 2017 at 21:22 UTC
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Pedro Courelas: It comes with Russians beautys ? :)

Зачем же так грубо?

Link | Posted on Aug 22, 2017 at 17:09 UTC
On a photo in the Canon EOS M6 w/ EF-M 22mm F2 sample gallery (4 comments in total)

Not an IPA in sight :(

Link | Posted on Jun 28, 2017 at 17:27 UTC as 2nd comment | 1 reply
On article We try out the new HassleVlad (99 comments in total)
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photofisher: I'm more interested in what UWA prime Vlad is using on his Oly and what he thinks of it.

Good eye! I have indeed been playing around with the 75mm f1.8, the 25mm f1.8, the 8mm f1.8 fisheye, and more recently the 25mm f1.2 (what can I say, I'm like a kid in a candy store after joining DPReview). Overall I'm very impressed with the image quality and overall performance of the system, especially considering the small size. My favorite has been the fisheye. Coming from shooting full frame, I'm just amazed at how wide and fast you can get with a setup that small. On the other hand, I didn't like the 75mm f1.8 as much as I thought I would. I really like the 135mm focal length on FF, but the smaller sensor on the Olympus just doesn't produce that shallow DOF and creamy bokeh that I'm used to with the Canon 135L.

Link | Posted on Apr 4, 2017 at 22:19 UTC
On article We try out the new HassleVlad (99 comments in total)
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ovatab: Молодец, Владимир! Не обижают?

Пока нет :)

Link | Posted on Apr 3, 2017 at 17:03 UTC
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davev8: Vladimir Bobov i like this photo ...the man standing makes it

Thank you! I think it's interesting that no matter how small a human subject is in a composition, we are instinctively drawn to it.

Link | Posted on Mar 30, 2017 at 16:48 UTC
On challenge My Best Photo of the Week (4 comments in total)
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CO Boy: Whenever I try to vote I get the error message that says “There was a problem while recording your vote: invalid request.” Anyone else having that problem?

Yes, we are aware of the voting issue that is affecting our Safari/iOS users (thanks to everyone who reported it). We believe that we know what's causing the issue, and are actively working on a fix. It should be resolved within the next couple of days. Thank you for your patience and understanding!

Link | Posted on Mar 14, 2017 at 19:02 UTC
On photo Coco Ho, of Hawaii in the Fast Movement shot ( human female ) challenge (7 comments in total)


Link | Posted on May 16, 2012 at 18:17 UTC as 4th comment
On photo Drop in the Water & Creation challenge (9 comments in total)

Excellent shot!

Link | Posted on May 2, 2012 at 21:43 UTC as 2nd comment
On photo (Just Like) The Good Old Days... in the Fast Movement shot ( human female ) challenge (11 comments in total)

If it took you 15 shots to get it, you got off easy! Nice work, great use of panning!

Link | Posted on May 2, 2012 at 18:07 UTC as 4th comment
On photo ship in a bottle in the Creativity challenge (1 comment in total)

This is great, definitely had me thinking I was looking at a sunken ship

Link | Posted on Apr 18, 2012 at 18:33 UTC as 1st comment
On article Facebook adds higher resolution photo viewing (68 comments in total)
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boyzo: I use the Lightroom FB plugin to upload images will I get the Hi RES adavntages ??

The LR plugin (both the in-box and Jeffrey Friedl's excellent plugin) has a resize option. I'm not sure what happens if resize is off - I've set it to the maxiumum Facebook dimensions as they progressed (604, then 720, then 960, now 2048). It's a bit annoying that my old photos are stuck at their smaller sizes...

Link | Posted on Apr 12, 2012 at 04:33 UTC
On article Canon EOS 5D Mark III studio samples published (284 comments in total)
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russbarnes: Where is this 5DMKIII "low light king" blah blah blah? So much for lower resolution being cleaner - it's obvious the sensor is old tech now and shows nominal to no improvement over the MKII. No comparison to the D800 - it's light years ahead. The only improvement is JPEG noise reduction, whoopee doo, problem is most serious photographers don't use JPEG. MKII owners should be very happy indeed because there's nothing to upgrade for here at that ridiculous premium...in fact I'm expecting the MKII price to start increasing across the board because it looks like a bargain now.

In RAW, at 12800 and up, do you honestly not see a difference?

Link | Posted on Mar 28, 2012 at 18:58 UTC

As a Canon shooter who was somewhat dismayed by the price of the 5d3, I must say I find this news absolutely hilarious!

Link | Posted on Mar 27, 2012 at 15:56 UTC as 32nd comment | 3 replies
On photo warp 2 in the Abstract in b&w challenge (5 comments in total)

Great shot, I love the ones where I have no idea how they did it :)

Link | Posted on Mar 16, 2012 at 00:07 UTC as 4th comment
On photo Hot ride in the Hot!!! challenge (6 comments in total)

Anyone who has photographed fire knows it's about more than just being there :) Great shot!

Link | Posted on Feb 1, 2012 at 20:10 UTC as 1st comment | 1 reply
On photo The Old Lighthouse in the -Hidden Sunset- (Full Colours Only) challenge (2 comments in total)

Love the color palette!

Link | Posted on Oct 14, 2011 at 00:17 UTC as 2nd comment
On article Photo Tip: Left of Center (44 comments in total)

Good advice overall, but the big picture isn't about some rule or even the golden section, but about understanding the elements of visual design and their relationships. As of late, I'm finally breaking free from the rule of thirds. After being told repeatedly to place the subject of interest on the intersections of the thirds, that is how I would compose and crop my images. Now that I'm more confident, I can allow myself to break the rules, which often results in a more natural, less contrived image.

Link | Posted on Sep 7, 2011 at 17:45 UTC as 28th comment
On article Ricoh GXR Mount A12 Hands-on Preview (69 comments in total)

Very cool Auto-Focus highlighting features! I want that on my Canon!

Link | Posted on Aug 5, 2011 at 18:53 UTC as 22nd comment
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