Crash N Burn

Crash N Burn

Joined on Jun 22, 2019

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  • Wow, great post, Don! Made it well worth the wait. Hopefully it will be of use to some open-minded audiophiles, many of whom are the furthest thing from scientists, like try to sound like them by ...
  • Thankfully, we have only 3D pop and microcontrast to worry about. As zodiac noted, they have all kinds of magic and handwaving to contend with--viz. airy, dark, lush, and other very amusing ...
  • Replied in IMHO
    That is a very interesting post, especially the part about the vacuum tube hiss, distortion and the like. With all that, your friend's equipment might sound worse than an iPod with low bitrate mp3's. ...
  • The writing is on the wall: And here's why " Sony will be #1 from every angle, " courtesy of 007Peter.
  • Replied in Animal Eye AF
    Couldn't agree more, New Day. People have even been taking pictures before cameras as we know them were invented (think of those cardboard box pinhole cameras). Speaking of antediluvian, the D300 ...
  • You're onto something there. Regarding your estimation of Lik's work, which I happen to agree with, I don't believe it's all personal opinion, though. Some perceptions are more factually ...
  • They're putting on a brave face. In 1997, Kodak's then-CEO, defending himself from critic s who claimed he wasn't responding forcefully enough and was dragging his feet, tried to placate them by ...
  • LOL, I guess "ergos" can take one only so far:
  • Replied in Animal Eye AF
    The "back in my day" folk who bristle at Sony's meteoric rise would love its 61MP FF sensor to be a gimmick, they'd love its A9's no-blackout EVF to be a gimmick, and yes, they've very much love ...
  • Microcontrast was invented by Zeiss to sell more of its overpriced glass. 3D pop was invented by people who can't afford sharp, modern glass. Both belong in sci-fi/fantasy sections of the library.
  • Fortunately, "usefulness" is not a precondition to posting here--your own post being a compelling case in point. As to respect, well, what can I say? It must be earned.
  • I bet fauxtographer and master-fabricator Peter Lik thinks this guy's a real sucker. In how many years will the clouds finally be behind the moon?
  • Yes, he takes portraits...of the moon and stars. Your suggestion that he use speedlights or softboxes is a very smart one!
  • I read your post. You raise some valid concerns.
  • Replied in Peter Lik
    The elephant as an artist is a big selling point. Such things as provenance, how it was created (hand-made vs. mass produced etc.), and who created it (monkey, elephant) are very important.
  • If the camera makers were smart, they'd have touchscreens with haptic feedback and 3D touch. Such things could allow one to "feel" the shutter button without taking one's eyes off the VF, as well ...
  • An understandable position. DSLRs have that clumsy AF fine tune confound, whose value varies as a function of focal length and subject distance--a problem rendered all the more apparent with fast ...
  • Replied in Is it really?
    The good news is that the signal to noise ratio is improving as the growing chorus attesting to the fantastic pro-grade capabilities of mirrorless progressively drowns out the ever-shrinking pool ...
  • Replied in Peter Lik
    Have you heard of the horn effect? If he lacks transparency in his dealings with customers, he could be just as lacking in his dealings with employees.
  • Replied in Peter Lik
    Peter Lik strikes me as a very, very dishonest "photographer." "Fabricator" might be more apropos. I bet he has a team of minimum wage interns huddled over his images, working desperately to ...
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