Ignat Solovey

Ignat Solovey

Lives in Russian Federation Moscow, Russian Federation
Works as a photojournalist
Has a website at http://www.dyor.ru
Joined on Jul 24, 2004

Comments

Total: 212, showing: 1 – 20
« First‹ Previous12345Next ›Last »
In reply to:

Stereodesign: No.4 definitely looks wrong, like overexposed flash; a Google for C.E.N.S.U.R.A. Julián Barón takes you to the website with the explanation:
"In that big circus that politics is, photography and censorship are allied to each other in order to manipulate people through the false use of image as a document, using large mass media to subtly but constantly mask those aspects that do not respond to the claims of the parties, blurring and distorting reality.

However, by focusing on a different way on politics and its leaders, trying to use the camera in decomposition, it is also possible to make photography censor censorship and then, negative against negative, offer something positive, some new perspectives on politicians and their superficial status, revealing how the state they defend so hardly vanishes by their actions, their images and all the paraphernalia that surrounds the ivory tower in which they believe they live in."

So now we know.

Play with DOF for that matter. Intentional defiance of what photography stands on is shameful. Decomposition is a destiny of corpse.

Link | Posted on Jul 21, 2016 at 20:10 UTC
On article Adobe ACR 9.6.1 update supports Fujifilm X-T2 (17 comments in total)

Fix the download link, guys!

Link | Posted on Jul 21, 2016 at 11:21 UTC as 7th comment
In reply to:

JonHob: As a pro football photographer I chatted with a tog using 2 TP devices linked to Nikon/Canon Lan connectors of D4/s and 1D series cameras. No app was needed but don't fully understand how it all worked. Anyone used it in this Way?

With 1DX and 5D3+WFT — yes, I did. In this case, camera sees router (unmodified, and it may be another device of such kind, like HAME A1) as wired connection, with all consequences. Frankly speaking, it's more reliable than native WFT functionality, where you have to choose not only network, but specific channel manually, and in large wireless networks, where multiple routers are used as repeaters, the least is painful. In real life, WFT modules as wireless adapters work reliably only with your own portable 3G/4G router or dedicated network, and are of little use on large networks like that in big conference venues. This mod seems to be quite interesting solution, allowing proper camera-to-gadget connection even for bodies natively deprived of such functionality, like 5D3. I think I'll investigate this solution and spend that $40. Although I usually use USB-OTG-enabled phone (Sony Z1 Compact) and PhotoMate R3 app to fetch files from camera via USB cable and even do RAWs on the go.

Link | Posted on Jul 13, 2016 at 07:55 UTC
In reply to:

Ignat Solovey: My carbon fiber Sirui T-1205X cost me about US$200 in 2011 in Hong Kong, and it looks really the same. 1,1 kg weight with ball head, 10 kg advertised load (practical is about 7 kg, though), fits in carry-on without supplied bag. I smell very sleepy log somewhere here. FLM should be a bit sturdier, but I have little doubt that it will be produced somewhere aroung Guangzhou/Shenzhen/Guilin...

It's CF tubes that give up in Chinese tripods, not screws. Anyway, tri-fold price difference here justifies really everything, not to mention that Chinese are improving constantly and the same model today is produced up to higher standards than five years ago. I'd gladly go with FLM and Gitzo, if bosses and customers had a little more understanding what do pictures really cost, but since it isn't to happen, Sirui does well... And, yes, old heavy Manfrottos for critical jobs.

Link | Posted on Jul 12, 2016 at 07:45 UTC
In reply to:

fireplace33: A general question about tripods in carry on luggage,...
Is there ever an issue with such sharp metal spikes by the zelous secuity guards when checking in?

Impossible. And also that would not only be a huge breach of ethics, but a lot of problems for photographers and cameramen all over the world. Anyway, you don't even make any sharp movements or sounds apart from your shutter clicking... muffled sneeze is tolerated, but only muffled. When I dropped a lens hood on a carpet once, I had two security guys behind me instantly, and that was in about 20 meters from Putin.

Link | Posted on Jul 12, 2016 at 07:35 UTC
In reply to:

fireplace33: A general question about tripods in carry on luggage,...
Is there ever an issue with such sharp metal spikes by the zelous secuity guards when checking in?

Never had and have no trouble with spiked monopod neither in carry-on nor with Vladimir Putin's personal security (I photograph this person from quite close distances several times a year), and the last is probably more zealous than even brain-munching security people on Berlin-Schönefeld and St. Petersburg Pulkovo airports.

Link | Posted on Jul 8, 2016 at 20:50 UTC

My carbon fiber Sirui T-1205X cost me about US$200 in 2011 in Hong Kong, and it looks really the same. 1,1 kg weight with ball head, 10 kg advertised load (practical is about 7 kg, though), fits in carry-on without supplied bag. I smell very sleepy log somewhere here. FLM should be a bit sturdier, but I have little doubt that it will be produced somewhere aroung Guangzhou/Shenzhen/Guilin...

Link | Posted on Jul 8, 2016 at 20:46 UTC as 16th comment | 2 replies

Drones are now common stuff. Much better experience is shooting from light aircraft with usual equipment, which allows you, at least, to use lenses heavier than some cheap wide-angle. Of course, drone, even quite expensive one, is cheaper than the cheapest two-seater airplane, safer for an operator, etc., etc.... but, well, it's personal experience that makes photography and photographer. And haters/paranoics/state security, who would gladly shoot down drone just for fun, would think twice of messing with manned aircraft.

Link | Posted on Jun 21, 2016 at 09:19 UTC as 5th comment
In reply to:

Ignat Solovey: Action cameras should cease to be UWA-only. Zoom is a tender thing, but maybe something like Tri-Elmar or just interchangeable lenses...

@howaboutraw Well, that's just crop, my Chinese SJCAM does this too, cropping 170° to 70° with slight drop in quality. I don't shoot 4K yet because I don't have enough storage at least, not to mention that editing and encoding it is pain “behind, below and inside”.

No. I mean real interchangeable lenses or zoom. Tho only thing I know, at least in person, which comes close to it is Kodak SPZ1, but it's just your average cheap compact camera stuffed inside more or less rugged housing... and in reality it's far from being freezeproof.

Link | Posted on May 25, 2016 at 04:51 UTC
In reply to:

Ignat Solovey: Action cameras should cease to be UWA-only. Zoom is a tender thing, but maybe something like Tri-Elmar or just interchangeable lenses...

Because marketing guys think no one needs small rugged camera with tiny interchangeable lenses...

Link | Posted on May 24, 2016 at 14:07 UTC
In reply to:

nitroman: Yes ... but is it art ?! lol

It's not an art. It's modern art. There is difference between two things. What we know as classic art had always been practical, it was mostly just decoration of everyday things and life. Modern art exists for itself... and runs out of ideas quite often.

Link | Posted on May 24, 2016 at 13:15 UTC

Action cameras should cease to be UWA-only. Zoom is a tender thing, but maybe something like Tri-Elmar or just interchangeable lenses...

Link | Posted on May 24, 2016 at 13:02 UTC as 29th comment | 6 replies
On article Samsung unveils 256GB EVO Plus microSD card (88 comments in total)
In reply to:

kayaro: That's great to have 55,200 photos stored but if the card go wrong than you will LOSE 55,200 photos at ONE GO. Oh, is the 10 years warranty include recover all the photos?

@Luke Kaven It will be, definitely, but no sooner than action cameras will learn to record high bitrates, and their batteries will be capable of more than 90 minutes of work with top settings.
In 4K realm, though, 256 Gb mean 30...32 minutes of runtime @30 fps with appropriate bitrate, but you need a lot (and then some more) processing power to edit and encode that in timely manner, and 4Tb high-speed hard drives will be your daily consumable. This is a product for the future, when 4K will be a household thing, like FullHD today.

And the whole idea of presenting it today is just a demonstration, like “see, now we can fit five double-density Blu-Ray discs in a space smaller than your thumbnail, so imagine that bright future in five or ten years: an IKEA box of Raspberry Pi computers with a storage capacity of present day's average data center, and solar-powered to boot”

Link | Posted on May 14, 2016 at 07:56 UTC
On article Adobe Camera Raw 9.5 introduces new color scheme (127 comments in total)
In reply to:

Cdog: This is like putting a bandaid on a broken leg.
Adobe,if you're going to boast an integrated workflow between LR & PS as the creative cloud suggests, you need to keep the UI consistent.
It's the same RAW processing engine, give us the same interface please.

Babart,
The engine is the same, of course, but that subtle (and not so subtle) differences in interface make ACR as PS plugin much more suitable for speedy mass processing of hundreds of files.
No “import” procedure, none of that mind-boggling “library” (guys, I have file system, why do you need anything else... although I still can't imagine myself without two-blue-panels file manager, namely Total Commander, childhood habits from early 1990s die hard). Yes, ACR itself as I use it requires Photoshop, but I do additional post-ACR processing only for pictures which go to print — either in paper publications (magazines, newspapers, brochures, etc., or large-format (A2+), or inkjet for gifts (A3-). And the best tool for batch resize (and not only resize) is PhotoMechanic, which is, by the way, is the fastest RAW viewer ever, not to mention it's Canon-friendly and considers IPTC and Adobe XMP markups.

Link | Posted on Mar 20, 2016 at 08:41 UTC
On article Adobe Camera Raw 9.5 introduces new color scheme (127 comments in total)
In reply to:

Cdog: This is like putting a bandaid on a broken leg.
Adobe,if you're going to boast an integrated workflow between LR & PS as the creative cloud suggests, you need to keep the UI consistent.
It's the same RAW processing engine, give us the same interface please.

NO. NEVER. Not that sluggish Lightroom UX catastrophe over lovely and swift ACR. Much better thing would be addition of proper PS Clone Stamp, Selection and Levels to ACR with the possibility to use it separately from PS. And, well, for those who use light interface scheme (and that's the majority of PS users who still remember PS from 1990s, when there were just Photoshop and Illustrator) that “interface consistency” feature will pass unnoticed.

Link | Posted on Mar 19, 2016 at 06:30 UTC
On article Flickr makes Auto-Uploadr tool a Pro-account exclusive (97 comments in total)

Finally, the most obnoxious feature made premium. Nice. There are so many cloudy apps wanting to suck in that crap I snap with a smartphone (because proper pictures are made with cameras), that one such thing less seems to be blessing.

Link | Posted on Mar 10, 2016 at 11:21 UTC as 15th comment
In reply to:

Nick Spiker: It's too bad really, you've taken a SLR flange distance, but not given us the benefit of a mirror. So now we have to use the screen and have to use Sigma lenses. It's a sub frame camera, with a full frame size mount, so now we've wasted the extra area with a crop factor.
Good job :(
Don't get me wrong, I love the Foveon design, I even have a SD-14, but can we please get a full frame with a short flange distance?

@Nick Spiker Yes, it is. There are guys (and one of them can be found here on DPR forums... not me) converted SD14 to EF mount as a personal project. They told on other forums that the main problem was with mirrorbox (which is absent on these new cameras) and also Canon's IS didn't work on SD14. And regarding MF lenses... well, you can use on Sigma SA everything you can on Canon EF/EF-S, you just need to find appropriate adapter ring, which is, obviously, far less common for SA than for EF, but anyway available from Aliexpress and eBay.

Link | Posted on Feb 24, 2016 at 17:06 UTC
In reply to:

Nick Spiker: It's too bad really, you've taken a SLR flange distance, but not given us the benefit of a mirror. So now we have to use the screen and have to use Sigma lenses. It's a sub frame camera, with a full frame size mount, so now we've wasted the extra area with a crop factor.
Good job :(
Don't get me wrong, I love the Foveon design, I even have a SD-14, but can we please get a full frame with a short flange distance?

@Nick Spiker. I see no problem to use Russian M42, K-mount of F-mount glass, as well as Nikon on SA mount. Old FD lenses are different issue, but I have to remind that Sigma SA mount is, essentially, Canon EF mount rotated 120 degrees clockwise. Moreover, Sigma snatched the command system from Canon when they developed their first AF SLR, film then, of course, in 1990-1992 (it was called SA-300). So some guys even converted Sigma SLR bodies to accept EF lenses.... back in 2008.

Link | Posted on Feb 24, 2016 at 04:28 UTC
On article Otherworldly? Lomography introduces Jupiter 3+ lens (159 comments in total)
In reply to:

HB1969: There seem to be a few of these "new-old lenses" about. It's not just the Petzval and now Jupiter 3...there's the Helios-40 (85mm f/1.5) which is back in production and a kickstarter to get Meyer-Optik-Gorlitz Trioplan (100mm f/2.8) back. Interesting time in manual focus photography.

@ProfHankD. Sigma and Chinese (Zhongyi, Anhui Changgeng, Yongnuo). And Samyang, of course, who were and are responsible for all lenses badged “made in Korea”.

Link | Posted on Jan 22, 2016 at 12:36 UTC
On article Otherworldly? Lomography introduces Jupiter 3+ lens (159 comments in total)
In reply to:

Suave: How much is real Contax Sonnar these days?

€200 tops, I guess. Especially if you know where to look.

Link | Posted on Jan 22, 2016 at 12:35 UTC
Total: 212, showing: 1 – 20
« First‹ Previous12345Next ›Last »