Walter Konrad

Joined on Jan 12, 2009

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On article Going Pro: We interview Fujifilm execs in Tokyo (353 comments in total)
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Walter Konrad: What kind of company will Fujifilm’s camera division be in five years’ time?..

well they will possibly tell You that Your seven years old camera can no longer be repaired because they simply have no more spare parts and did´nt intend to have them.
Itá what I heard some time ago when I wanted my S5 Pro repaired, they bluntly said:
We don´t have any parts and are not interested in further support.

well the point is, that my equally old Nikon D300 which is in many respects technically equal can get a repair without a problem.
And the other point is, that they tell You more or less: throw the 1500 € things away,not because they are no good or unrepairable, but because they need the turnovers and force You to buy a new one.
And that´s why I would´nt buy a Fuji again.

Link | Posted on Jan 22, 2016 at 10:04 UTC
On article Going Pro: We interview Fujifilm execs in Tokyo (353 comments in total)

What kind of company will Fujifilm’s camera division be in five years’ time?..

well they will possibly tell You that Your seven years old camera can no longer be repaired because they simply have no more spare parts and did´nt intend to have them.
Itá what I heard some time ago when I wanted my S5 Pro repaired, they bluntly said:
We don´t have any parts and are not interested in further support.

Link | Posted on Jan 21, 2016 at 21:16 UTC as 30th comment | 3 replies

Up to now I thought this is a page about photography, but I get more and more the impression, that this is getting an offspin of the Financial Times...

Link | Posted on Oct 29, 2015 at 20:29 UTC as 14th comment | 1 reply

I´ve been using it with the Nikon 7200 for a few months and 900 pictures now and must say, i´ts worth the money. Of course it has the weak sides as stated in the test, but having the sensitive sensor in the Nikon and the correction software, much can be conpensated and the pictures are excellent. Using the simplest Photoshop corrections afterwards, the pictures are well satisfying.

Link | Posted on Oct 22, 2015 at 13:45 UTC as 14th comment | 1 reply

..fastest 20mm in the world...
at 20mm,- where is the extreme need for speed?
Most modern cameras are sensitive enough for that sort of angle in every sense.
Nowadays the speed is in the body, hardly in this range of a lense.
At 200mm that´s a different story...

Link | Posted on Oct 16, 2015 at 19:50 UTC as 61st comment | 6 replies
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Esign: If you’re a press photographer, the published results of your work is expected to reflect “the truth” just as the news articles. Uhuh, there’s no such thing. That implies that both pressmen have a profound insight of the covered issues, which of course is impossibility. Everyone knows this, if you read about something you’re acquainted with yourself, there’s not much of it that you would call truth. But to raise a question, or public opinion, that’s not necessary. But the TRUTH?
So I guess the standpoint of National Press Photographers Association and World Press Photo is only a faint attempt to maintain the vain false status of the newsmakers, as it’s all about entertainment. I bear only contempt for this assumed attitude, and the withering editions testify that I’m not the only one.

how about just trying to show Your impression of reality instead of relatifying "truth" and justifying manipulation?
Which this should be all about....

Link | Posted on Feb 26, 2015 at 11:17 UTC
On article Want to remember something? Don't take a photo (183 comments in total)

having read the study I took out an older Album an spent some time with the photos.
Personally I can´t follow the conclusions. When looking at the pictures i rather remembered more of the time, the emotions, sounds and smells. The Photos trigger more details with the memories than simply thinking back. What i do notice is that taking a lot of photos at a scene may cause less intensity at the then present moment. If You don´t cherish the original moment, then the memories are of course less vivid. But the study has nothing to do with that directly.

Link | Posted on Dec 14, 2013 at 18:29 UTC as 80th comment
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papparazzi: Canon as always!

nothingbetter to say?

Link | Posted on Mar 12, 2013 at 21:10 UTC
On photo Alternate Worlds Collide in the ThirdPersonView: Looking Up or Down(with person) challenge (4 comments in total)

fab!

Great Iidea, great shot

could be a painting by Bosch or Lemden.

Link | Posted on Mar 9, 2013 at 17:14 UTC as 3rd comment
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AbrasiveReducer: My plumber has a Nikon but that didn't influence my decision to get one.

The point might be,that plumbing is marginally related to professional photography. The show seems it´s own producer.

Link | Posted on Aug 13, 2012 at 19:27 UTC
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Biowizard: To those who are moaning that, for the US, $2.5bn is too much to send this incredible machine to Mars, I reply that this mission's costs pale compared to the $15bn that the UK has just spent to let people run around in circles for 2 weeks on a track. That's right: brilliant rocket science at 6 times less than the cost of a sports day.

This Mars mission is incredible, and of course they will be using older, proven, radiation-hardened tech rather than the latest-gee-whiz cameras that won't even work on Planet Earth for another 12 months, while Nikon corrects the firmware or Canon invents a better glue for its mirrors.

Stop whingeing, engage your brains, and open your minds to the incredible achievement that NASA's latest rover represents.

And consider: most of the electronics and hi-tech materials that make your latest gee-whiz toys work the way they do, WOULD NOT EVEN EXIST were it not for previous NASA missions.

Jeez, some of you guys just don't get it, do you?

Brian

Yes, good comaprision, although a lot of hi - tech would exist, without NASA. Let´s see what they have in store. The feat is astonishing all the way up to now.

Link | Posted on Aug 8, 2012 at 18:56 UTC
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