lumigraphics

Lives in United States Detroit, MI, United States
Works as a Photographer
Has a website at www.lumigraphics.com
Joined on Nov 15, 2009

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Steve in GA: A couple of problems here.

1) Exactly what do the accusers mean by, "sexual assault"? Were they simply touched by a member of the opposite sex, and then decided they didn't like it? Sexual assault is a very nebulous term.

2) This photographer, if he is innocent, has already been convicted by articles like this one. His reputation will never recover. And, if he is innocent, that is tragic.

This guy has a LONG, well-known, and sordid history. Just because some guy on the Internet hasn't heard about him doesn't make it less true or make a police investigation a "character assassination." He has a public persona of sexual hijinks with models and freely admits to it.

Whether there is enough to bring criminal charges is a different issue than whether the guy is a well-known creep.

Link | Posted on Jan 6, 2018 at 04:37 UTC
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Marty4650: I find it interesting that almost 100% of these harassment charges are coming from the Entertainment Industry, Media, the Arts, and Politics. All are chock full of ego driven people who assume they can get away with anything because they are special.

Almost none of them come from Business or Finance. Those places where people are routinely held accountable for bad behavior.

Ah yes. Go read up on the Libor scandal. Where nobody went to prison. And what about someone like Trump? Right out of the business world and you see how he was held accountable (not.)

And you left out athletics, which has been a problem for decades.

Link | Posted on Jan 4, 2018 at 03:34 UTC
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Steve in GA: A couple of problems here.

1) Exactly what do the accusers mean by, "sexual assault"? Were they simply touched by a member of the opposite sex, and then decided they didn't like it? Sexual assault is a very nebulous term.

2) This photographer, if he is innocent, has already been convicted by articles like this one. His reputation will never recover. And, if he is innocent, that is tragic.

Read up on this guy before you jump off with ignorant comments.

Link | Posted on Jan 4, 2018 at 03:32 UTC
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Joseph K Boston: I have no idea who this guy is (admittedly I only follow landscape and street photographers). Never even heard of him until this article.

His father was a well-known fashion photographer and he followed along. He had a lot of enablers who continued to hire him even with years of allegations and a terrible reputation as a creep.

Link | Posted on Jan 4, 2018 at 03:31 UTC
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LakeSuperior1: Without getting into if he did or didin't do anything wrong, I just want to know why he is so highly regarded as a photographer?? I see weekend hobbyist that are far better than him.

Having crappy work be accepted as good is what gave him access to models and allowed this to happen. Otherwise he is a nobody with no money and far less able to assault anyone.

Link | Posted on Jan 4, 2018 at 03:29 UTC

So much whining from Apple-haters. Newsflash- all battery-powered devices have power profiles and have to manage performance, heat, battery life, and battery longevity. This is not news. Its sensationalism.

Oh and the "cuts CPU performance in half" is clickbait. Running synthetic benchmarks doesn't reflect real-world usage. A benchmark runs the device wide-open while in normal use, a phone CPU constantly naps, turns cores on and off, puts various chips in low-power modes, and so on.

Link | Posted on Dec 26, 2017 at 21:11 UTC as 63rd comment | 2 replies

Talk to the people at Procam. They opened a store in the Detroit area and then one in Chicagoland to fill in from Calumet going under. In fact, Detroit has two good brick and mortar stores with new stock plus a couple of good used camera shops, all doing well.

Link | Posted on Jun 6, 2017 at 01:07 UTC as 5th comment | 1 reply
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lumigraphics: When I switched from Mamiya 645 to digital, I started with a Sony A100 which was a market leader at the time. Bought an A700 when Best Buy was blowing them out for less than half price, then a couple of years later got an A850.

For my needs (landscapes and models) it was an excellent system. Used Minolta lenses were easy to find and the base ISO quality was amazing.

Entire system got stolen and insurance bought me a new Canon outfit. I hated the EVFs and didn't want to go Sony's direction when I could start over.

I'm happy with my 6D now. Lower resolution but similar handling and in a different universe for high ISO.

I was talking about the A850 which was pretty damned similar to the A900. And what, I'm not allowed to compare and contrast to other cameras. Who are you, the dpr police?

And you don't know what the hell you are talking about. The colors are fine, and I never owned a Zeiss lens. So go away and quit trolling.

Link | Posted on Apr 22, 2017 at 13:42 UTC

When I switched from Mamiya 645 to digital, I started with a Sony A100 which was a market leader at the time. Bought an A700 when Best Buy was blowing them out for less than half price, then a couple of years later got an A850.

For my needs (landscapes and models) it was an excellent system. Used Minolta lenses were easy to find and the base ISO quality was amazing.

Entire system got stolen and insurance bought me a new Canon outfit. I hated the EVFs and didn't want to go Sony's direction when I could start over.

I'm happy with my 6D now. Lower resolution but similar handling and in a different universe for high ISO.

Link | Posted on Apr 22, 2017 at 01:12 UTC as 10th comment | 6 replies
On article Ask the staff: electronic or optical viewfinder? (890 comments in total)

OVF. Hands down.

Link | Posted on Mar 12, 2017 at 14:53 UTC as 317th comment
On article TIME releases 100 most influential images of all time (165 comments in total)

Space shuttle Challenger exploding, portrait of Goebbels, and the Afghan Girl. And possibly US Civil or Crimean War photos.

Link | Posted on Nov 18, 2016 at 00:21 UTC as 55th comment
On article DPReview Asks: What was your first camera? (765 comments in total)

Cheap 110, soon replaced by an AE-1 Program.

Link | Posted on Nov 5, 2016 at 00:16 UTC as 297th comment

Right up there with the EVF for stupid decisions.

Link | Posted on Sep 3, 2015 at 01:03 UTC as 197th comment | 2 replies
On article Sony reportedly shifting focus to full-frame cameras (447 comments in total)
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lumigraphics: I had an A850 and loved it. But the shift to EVF killed it for me. Not even considering going back unless they bring back an OVF.

I have an a6000 and the EVF is vastly inferior to the OVF on my 6D.

Link | Posted on Aug 4, 2015 at 20:32 UTC
On article Sony reportedly shifting focus to full-frame cameras (447 comments in total)

I had an A850 and loved it. But the shift to EVF killed it for me. Not even considering going back unless they bring back an OVF.

Link | Posted on Aug 4, 2015 at 02:37 UTC as 55th comment | 8 replies
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lumigraphics: A Sony a5100 and pancake lens is reasonably close to the same size and a lot more flexible (I own an a5100, a6000, iPhone 4s, and iPhone 6.)

Yes its easier to carry the iPhone and a camera module than another gadget, but just saying.

I don't really do snapshot photography. I prefer to have my 6D outfit, but the Sony mirrorless bodies are small enough.

I shot medium and large format film for years, so all these little cameras just seem like toys ;)

Link | Posted on Jun 21, 2015 at 16:34 UTC

A Sony a5100 and pancake lens is reasonably close to the same size and a lot more flexible (I own an a5100, a6000, iPhone 4s, and iPhone 6.)

Yes its easier to carry the iPhone and a camera module than another gadget, but just saying.

Link | Posted on Jun 19, 2015 at 03:02 UTC as 58th comment | 4 replies

I was always a big Aperture fan. Although I've been forced into Lightroom (Photos is a joke for a working pro), there are huge UI holes and missing features in LR.

Instead of fixing some of the problems, LR CC/6 doesnt really address anything useful for me. Ok, yeah, using the GPU. Otherwise I see nothing in the release notes that I care one bit about.

I'd love to see Adobe fix the myriad UI problems and make LR a lot easier to use.

Link | Posted on Apr 23, 2015 at 14:01 UTC as 55th comment
On article What is equivalence and why should I care? (2469 comments in total)

Sorry but you guys botched a bunch of this. :sigh:

"Total light" is completely unimportant. Yes, there is less light hitting a smaller sensor, but it doesn't matter because its a smaller total area. Light PER SENSEL is the same.

And lenses don't matter at all. Given a frame-filling grey card (as an example) a 50mm f/4 and 100mm f/4 will give exactly the same 18% grey image on any sensor size. If lenses didn't work that way, you couldn't have external light meters.

Larger digital formats aren't less noisy because they are larger so they collect more light, its because they can have a lower sensel density. In the film days, it was because you didn't have to enlarge so much with a bigger negative.

smdh...and I'm only on page 2.

Link | Posted on Jul 10, 2014 at 03:57 UTC as 268th comment | 19 replies
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