krikman

Lives in Zimbabwe Zimbabwe
Has a website at photo.marktim.ru
Joined on Aug 23, 2006

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How to make a 9 minutes video clip and told nothing. This guy isn't journalist, He's just making selfie in style "Me and Eiffel tower", "Me and dangerous bee" etc.
Visual effects, great photographic skills, $100000 equipment and brave cameramen - all this ruined by film creation process.

Link | Posted on Jul 23, 2017 at 10:03 UTC as 6th comment
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fullstop: Looks as if DPR is expanding and moving away from being. still photographers site and is becoming more diverse ".........it is the only way to survive in this day and age

DPR made its reputation long before 2009. Barney, we all loved your pictures of Thames river. But for me you are a newly hired personell who take your own part in destroing DPReview as photo site. Now every small town on earth has its own entertainment website with tons of first-class local videos about anything. Trying to be Jack of All Trades, DPReview trips to nowhere.

Personally I love metal planes from Seattle like a 367-80, not plastic ones.

Link | Posted on Jun 17, 2017 at 09:29 UTC
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fullstop: Looks as if DPR is expanding and moving away from being. still photographers site and is becoming more diverse ".........it is the only way to survive in this day and age

Newly hired site editors think "DPReview" as "Drug, PoRn and consumer Electronic view'

Link | Posted on Jun 16, 2017 at 23:01 UTC
On article Google AI adds detail to low-resolution images (150 comments in total)
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CQui: Ok, if I get it right, they feed the machine with the 8x8 thing on the left, get the 32x32 of the middle column out while a better resolution of the same pic was the right column...
How can they tell from the 8x8 the blob they start from is male of female?
How can they even guess it is a face?
Is there anyone at Google that believe this is more than just fake promotional sci-fi BS?

Basically All photo in social networks are:
Duckface
Cat face
or chew.

So AI can safely reconstruct these 3 objects from any pixel in photo with 99,99% probability.

Link | Posted on Feb 10, 2017 at 17:48 UTC

Post any video of car crash.
(Imagine this is video)
This video is great reminder why you should not use public highways.

Link | Posted on Feb 5, 2017 at 22:49 UTC as 7th comment | 2 replies

Focus isn't right on. And eyes too dark. Professional photojournalist would use fill flash.

Link | Posted on Dec 22, 2016 at 21:28 UTC as 39th comment

Seems that this technology already implemented in news TV.

Link | Posted on Oct 1, 2016 at 11:47 UTC as 9th comment | 1 reply
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Kona Mike: Wow, Adobe is grasping at new features here. When added into Photoshop, it will be a gimmicky filter that adds to the menu bloat. Most likely it will only be used by 1% of the user base.

People pay for these upgrades, every month, forever?

Someday true AI will be invented. But that mighty AI will never like play chess or transform images. Nobody knows what that AI will want to do.

Link | Posted on Oct 1, 2016 at 11:36 UTC
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krikman: It uses a predefefined base of images "to look like". The firs real and useful purpose is a general photography:
Suppose you got this software in your smartphone with 10000 covers of fashion magasines as image bank. So every face will be slightly transformed to look more like a popular model.

It is total win, you just can't make an ugly photo of people!

Just load your image in databank, and all people will look as you. :)

Link | Posted on Sep 30, 2016 at 22:42 UTC

It uses a predefefined base of images "to look like". The firs real and useful purpose is a general photography:
Suppose you got this software in your smartphone with 10000 covers of fashion magasines as image bank. So every face will be slightly transformed to look more like a popular model.

It is total win, you just can't make an ugly photo of people!

Link | Posted on Sep 30, 2016 at 22:33 UTC as 14th comment | 6 replies

Why not?

If Nikon copes with AF illness of their 55-x00 zooms, and holds IQ at least as 55-200VR I, it would be winnning occassionally telephoto zoom.

Link | Posted on Aug 18, 2016 at 15:37 UTC as 8th comment
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krikman: Why not just publish original images instead of computer simulated model?

I've found answer. There was too much small pictures in original.

Link | Posted on Jun 11, 2016 at 23:37 UTC

Why not just publish original images instead of computer simulated model?

Link | Posted on Jun 11, 2016 at 23:19 UTC as 27th comment | 1 reply
On article Primer: What is VR, and why should photographers care? (141 comments in total)

How do we, photographers, will sell these VR things?
Basically, they are just huge scanned massives of data for calculations. No photo work.

VR requirements is similar to scanning archieves in public libraries - hardly a piece or interest for photographer.

Link | Posted on May 17, 2016 at 21:14 UTC as 54th comment | 1 reply
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krikman: ... And grip made for minimise stability while shooting. Good work, Sigma!

Sigma is well knowed for making stupid decisions for otherwise perfect cameras.

It is destiny. No cure will help.

Read carefully before writing something angry.

Link | Posted on Feb 23, 2016 at 21:58 UTC

... And grip made for minimise stability while shooting. Good work, Sigma!

Sigma is well knowed for making stupid decisions for otherwise perfect cameras.

It is destiny. No cure will help.

Link | Posted on Feb 23, 2016 at 19:48 UTC as 162nd comment | 2 replies
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Boomanbb: With everyone complaining about anything Adobe, how the heck do they stay in business? Oh, yeah... Best editing tools out there.

Adobe took from RawShooter not basic conversion engine (it was ACR 2003, long before RSP), but interface and workflow. And now it is still here - The only difference in ALR 6.4 interface compared to RawShooter Pro (2006) is that photo stripe placed under photo window, while in RSP it was above main window by default.

Link | Posted on Jan 28, 2016 at 22:08 UTC
On article Nikon announces development of flagship D5 DSLR (442 comments in total)
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AD in KC: All this talk about Nikon! Nikon, Nikon, Nikon! Did nobody see the Canon announcement today and I quote: "We're working on something really REALLY awesome! It's going to be SO cool!"

Now THAT'S news!

Ha-ha! Canon will try to catch-up Nikon.

Link | Posted on Nov 19, 2015 at 15:27 UTC

They just combined every swich and dial from present DSLRs and compacts. Seems testing wasn't done yet. It is still 'concept', not even 'prototype'.

Link | Posted on Oct 25, 2015 at 10:54 UTC as 46th comment | 2 replies

Nikon wants all our money. Now.

Link | Posted on Aug 4, 2015 at 09:27 UTC as 71st comment
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