Arastoo Vaziri

Arastoo Vaziri

Joined on Jan 29, 2017

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On article Nikon D780 Review (1184 comments in total)

The what we don't list makes me wonder whether the reviewers think this is a camera for toddlers.
- Default JPEG noise reduction can be a tad aggressive: who shoots JPEG with a camera like this?
- No built-in flash: really?

Link | Posted on Mar 10, 2020 at 17:19 UTC as 38th comment | 1 reply
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Mortal Lion: Not interesting because not with iPhone

They don't allow smartphones aboard spacecrafts.

Link | Posted on Jan 31, 2020 at 10:35 UTC
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dtssound: pretty dark for a "travel photography' category.

The world is a dark place.

Link | Posted on Jan 27, 2020 at 15:42 UTC

Two photos taken with mirrorless cameras, and no computational smartphone shots at all. It's like these photos were taken by weightlifting champions who live in the past.
(sarcasm)

Link | Posted on Jan 26, 2020 at 18:04 UTC as 22nd comment | 1 reply
On article Why Leica's M10 Monochrom is more than just a gimmick (655 comments in total)
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dmanthree: I'm wondering; how come Leica is using color product images to promote their B&W cam?

HowaboutRAW, that's not true. WWI was in black and white. The whole world was black and white until 20th century's mid-50s. Photography, on the other hand, was in colour since its inception. Thus photos prior to 1950-1955 were colour photos of black and white subjects.

(Yes, I stole this from Bill Watterson, but I just couldn't resist...)

Link | Posted on Jan 20, 2020 at 15:40 UTC
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Antsl: I look at these images and I am reminded of a looking at Leica magazine or some of its competitions from years ago... a collection of images that are good, but not that special in the broader scheme of things. It is what happens when you open up a competition just for a small group of people with a particular brand of camera... and we get excited about the average images simply because they were made with that brand of camera. Remember... the best photographers can usually make great photos with ANY camera.

"the best photographers can usually make great photos with ANY camera."
Of course they can, but how many manufacturers give them a chance to showcase their work?

Link | Posted on Dec 19, 2019 at 21:20 UTC

2, 4 and 8. 2 is the kind of photo Walde Huth would make if she were alive today.

Link | Posted on Dec 19, 2019 at 21:18 UTC as 21st comment
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lightandaprayer: Oh Boy, another bunch of attempts at clever put-downs of Leica. . . Who will get the most upvotes this time around? Who cares?

While its price is way more than I can ever justify for a camera/lens combo, this special edition M10-P is beautiful. It's the first one I would consider buying if I could afford it. However, I would want a lens that I would use a lot, say a 35mm or even a 28mm. The 90mm is a deal-killer for me. . .

"The 'Ghost Edition' version of the M10-P includes a Summilux-M 35mm F1.4 ASPH lens with the same style."
Would you buy it now?

Link | Posted on Dec 13, 2019 at 18:57 UTC
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cdembrey: There seems to be an age issue here. The oldster, who started before digital, don't wan't film. The youngsters are the ones driving the film revival—and they are also the people who buy new Vinyl Records 8-)

BTW film does not cause you to slow down. It takes exactly to same time to properly compose and light either film or digital.
https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/a/a0/Bulla_self.jpg

Again, you are missing the point. When people say film slows you down, it's not about taking a given amount of time to take a picture. It's about pondering more. It's about being selective. Nothing to do with bursts or automation.
I never thought this simple idea would be so difficult to grasp!

Link | Posted on Dec 12, 2019 at 23:03 UTC
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cdembrey: There seems to be an age issue here. The oldster, who started before digital, don't wan't film. The youngsters are the ones driving the film revival—and they are also the people who buy new Vinyl Records 8-)

BTW film does not cause you to slow down. It takes exactly to same time to properly compose and light either film or digital.
https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/a/a0/Bulla_self.jpg

I think most people here are missing the point and misunderstand the meaning of "slowing down".
Of course film makes one slow down. You don't have the ability of taking a thousand shots of the same subject as you do with digital, so you take your time to make decisions in order not to waste your expensive and scarce film. Nothing to do with the time it takes to change film rolls or anything. You just take more time to shoot because you're thinking whether a certain subject or perspective are worth shooting. That's what "slowing down" means in this context.

Link | Posted on Dec 12, 2019 at 17:50 UTC
On photo Jaguar in the My Favorite Old Iron challenge (6 comments in total)

This is not a Jaguar.

Link | Posted on Nov 22, 2019 at 18:07 UTC as 2nd comment

I didn't like the original Acros - too HDR-esque for my tastes -, but it's always good to read news of new(ish) films.

Link | Posted on Nov 13, 2019 at 16:31 UTC as 15th comment

cdembrey is on a mission. Watch out...

Link | Posted on Nov 1, 2019 at 17:27 UTC as 13th comment | 1 reply
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Arastoo Vaziri: Although I'm probably swimming against the tide, I think this is a good idea. Yes, I know Microsoft has done the same with the Surface, but as someone who can't do without a proper office desk and do a lot of writing, I'd say this combines the portability and convenience of a tablet and the functionality of a laptop. If I were a Mac user, I'd be seriously investigating this.
...And yet the pertinence of this article in a photography site still eludes me.

If you think dictating is as accurate as typing, maybe your "writhing" isn't as demanding as mine.
Or maybe I'm just an old fart, who knows.

Link | Posted on Nov 1, 2019 at 17:25 UTC

Although I'm probably swimming against the tide, I think this is a good idea. Yes, I know Microsoft has done the same with the Surface, but as someone who can't do without a proper office desk and do a lot of writing, I'd say this combines the portability and convenience of a tablet and the functionality of a laptop. If I were a Mac user, I'd be seriously investigating this.
...And yet the pertinence of this article in a photography site still eludes me.

Link | Posted on Nov 1, 2019 at 10:26 UTC as 23rd comment | 4 replies
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Arastoo Vaziri: I'm shocked Apple, Huawei or Samsung aren't amongst the Post Technology Alliance participants.
When will those Netflix hipsters open their eyes to the wonders of smartphones and "computational" imaging?

The sad truth about the internet and the democratisation of information is that it has exposed a frightening number of illiterate and obtuse internet users. I'm not being pedantic, but that's the way it is. They've always been there, we just didn't notice it because it was not at our grasp before the internet came and showed us the misery of the world.
Maybe the wise thing to do is not to care if people comprehend whether a given statement is sarcastic or not. The target audience will know it. (Hopefully...)

Link | Posted on Oct 30, 2019 at 09:59 UTC
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Arastoo Vaziri: Very funny and everything, but how is this relevant to a photography website?

Given that "aphostrapies" are something that doesn't exist, I'd say I don't...

Link | Posted on Oct 29, 2019 at 10:24 UTC

Very funny and everything, but how is this relevant to a photography website?

Link | Posted on Oct 29, 2019 at 09:49 UTC as 119th comment | 3 replies
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Arastoo Vaziri: I'm shocked Apple, Huawei or Samsung aren't amongst the Post Technology Alliance participants.
When will those Netflix hipsters open their eyes to the wonders of smartphones and "computational" imaging?

What's the matter with you people? Can't you tell a sarcasm? Do I have to insult people's intelligence by mentioning it's a sarcasm, or adding emojis?

Link | Posted on Oct 26, 2019 at 14:07 UTC

I'm shocked Apple, Huawei or Samsung aren't amongst the Post Technology Alliance participants.
When will those Netflix hipsters open their eyes to the wonders of smartphones and "computational" imaging?

Link | Posted on Oct 26, 2019 at 09:11 UTC as 31st comment | 19 replies
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