alexzn

alexzn

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Joined on Mar 31, 2002

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Yes, Barney!!! Could not agree more. There is a whole slew of mirrorless photographers that were ingrained in Canon's universe, and then sold off their prized kit to move to whoever the king of the hill was at that time. I still remember shooting film with EOS-3, the interface was decidedly modern (i.e. not traditional) and devastatingly effective. Mirrorless was (and remains) a market that Canon completely missed, and it is a shame. No matter how good the M5 is, it will take a big leap in technology (and a collection of really good lenses) to make all those Canon refugees to sell their new systems and move back. I am not sure it is even possible at this point.

Link | Posted on Dec 6, 2016 at 17:47 UTC as 7th comment

Dpreview should be weary of publishing posts based on press releases. As correctly mentioned here there is no energy density data in the article. It's a nice with but not as revolutionary as it sounds.

Link | Posted on Nov 24, 2016 at 15:49 UTC as 21st comment | 7 replies
On article TIME releases 100 most influential images of all time (165 comments in total)

Dmitry Baltermanz's picture resonates for me this most. He was master that has not yet gotten his due.

Link | Posted on Nov 18, 2016 at 16:51 UTC as 25th comment
On article TIME releases 100 most influential images of all time (165 comments in total)
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ThomasH_always: I perused a bit these most influential images "of all times"... Oh boy. Who was Mr Kirby on the bed, dying? How this was influential? To whom, please? Or the "surfing hippos". Good surf, I feel influenced in, eh... what exactly? Whom and what influenced an image of an undressed actress pregnant? Or a Korean lady showing something on a painting? Did she influenced Art as we know it, down with Rubens, is that it? "The most non influential" of these images is the actors selfie. Astonishing that someone would add such image to such collection. Every selection is just that: a selection, made by subjective individuals. Nothing wrong with that, except that I would recommend to drop this "of all times" predicate. Its so typical American, so unnerving the billions non-Americans. Compares to "world champion" in baseball or wrestling. Lets call the book "Time's 2016 Staff selection of Iconic Images". Maybe a year later someone would select many other images.

What have you done to earn the right to be so scathing? Please show us your brilliant work.

Link | Posted on Nov 18, 2016 at 16:49 UTC
On article Apple revamps MacBook Pro lineup, adds 'Touch Bar' (871 comments in total)
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dwill23: Apple said they will NEVER put a stupid touchscreen on their computers. That's bull...they will copy windows soon enough. Go cry cause your $2000 MBP doesn't have it whereas my $399 Win10 does. And 8GB ram, and 512GB SSD. Sure I had to spend about $125 on upgrades, it's not as tiny, but still...exact same CPU, similar ram and storage. pfff. I think I'll go buy a Sigma ART 85 with my left over cash. .... something that will actually make my work better unlike a laptop. :D

Walmart and NorthFace do not do the same thing. The trouble is Apple no longer has the monopoly on things that look good and work well. Not always, but in a lot of instances. Galaxy S7 Edge looks and works better than iPhone, Note 7- not so much.

But the trouble is that Apple consistently goes for solutions that maximize profit. The standardize parts across the line- the keyboard is one example. They nickel and dime you on upgrades from the crippled standard configurations, etc. Even their famed software has become quite a mess. It still works, but it is no longer just open and use it kind of thing. I lost hope to understand how Music and iTunes work, and god forbid you start messing with iCloud Drive. Cook is a bean counter, so he does not have the guts and vision to tell people to go scrap their messy product and start from scratch to make something that does not suck.

Link | Posted on Oct 28, 2016 at 19:03 UTC
On article Apple revamps MacBook Pro lineup, adds 'Touch Bar' (871 comments in total)
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Golfhacker27: No USB and no SD card slot. So how do I get my photos from camera to the Mac??
Answer : in addition to the Mac, they also want me to buy their overpriced adapters, dongles, etc.

Love my current MBP (even though I had to pay extra for a DVD drive, a file manager app, etc). But I'm done with Apple telling me I don't need functions and features, and then expecting me to pay more for them because actually (as they know full well), I do.

AirDrop is fine, but transferring large RAW files over WiFi drains the battery, so it is not the best solution in the field.

Link | Posted on Oct 28, 2016 at 18:58 UTC
On article Apple revamps MacBook Pro lineup, adds 'Touch Bar' (871 comments in total)

A very disappointing update, rather iterative on the existing hardware. I was expecting at least the bezel-less screen like the new Dell laptop. Older processors, the mess with RAM. The port situation is another downer. The crippled standard configurations (who buys a premium laptop with 8Gb of RAM today???) is an added insult. Just like the iPhone 7, best to skip.

Link | Posted on Oct 27, 2016 at 23:22 UTC as 162nd comment | 7 replies
On article Google publishes gallery from upcoming Pixel smartphone (158 comments in total)

This is truly impressive for a smartphone.

LarsV- surely you cannot be serious.

Link | Posted on Oct 10, 2016 at 22:00 UTC as 41st comment | 2 replies

Last film camera I sold, it was a great travel camera. Stellar optical performer, fast, compact, and yes, clamshell design was brilliant. This is what a better version of Ricoh GR should look like.

Link | Posted on Aug 18, 2016 at 22:46 UTC as 68th comment
On article A classic reinvented? Domke Chronicle Review (125 comments in total)

RIP Domke. This "redesign" by Tiffen takes away everything that has made Domke special and turns it into another LowePro bag that is designed to be used by retirees shooting flowers on a weekend outing. And I have not come to the price yet. For that kind of money you can buy a Billingham, and have tons of style, durability and usability. If you want a hardside bag, get a Billingham or Ona. if you want a pliable, unobtrusive bag that has just enough protection and gets out of the way as much as possible, buy a used old Dome. Skip this "redesigned" garbage. It does to even look good with these awful red stripes.

Link | Posted on Jul 5, 2016 at 17:25 UTC as 15th comment
On article Medium-format mirrorless: Hasselblad unveils X1D (1179 comments in total)

Hassi is back. Say hello to the future of fashion, product and art photography. This who need this type of image quality will be happy to pay the price, those who won't will be happy with their Canons, Nikons, Leicas and Fujis. Great to see a real product that is true to the heritage of this brand. And it does not have a wooden grip.

Link | Posted on Jun 23, 2016 at 20:17 UTC as 19th comment
On photo Oia after the sunset on Santorini in the Your City - Lighting in the City challenge (4 comments in total)
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108: gorgeous photo, 5 stars no hesitation

thanks

Link | Posted on May 22, 2016 at 23:44 UTC
On photo Oia after the sunset on Santorini in the Your City - Lighting in the City challenge (4 comments in total)
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Christilou: Yes, interesting. I've never seen lit like this, well done :)

thanks!

Link | Posted on May 22, 2016 at 23:44 UTC

It is a sad day. He will be missed.

Link | Posted on May 20, 2016 at 02:37 UTC as 93rd comment

What took them so long? Anyone who had to plunk down a backpack on a muddy forest floor would agree that this isa much more practical arrangement than traditional backpack where you have to choose between the convenience of taking out your lenses and getting dirt onto your backpanel.

Link | Posted on May 11, 2016 at 00:46 UTC as 10th comment

Say hello to a professional-level studio and portrait camera. Maybe the best bang for the buck in these applications. The body was clearly designed to use with the battery grip, put it on and most of the quirkiness goes away. the Foveon IQ at base ISO in good light is peerless, that's well-known. Large Sigma glass is extremely good too.

Link | Posted on Feb 24, 2016 at 16:21 UTC as 44th comment
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Cameracist: Give it fullframe sensor with Bayer matrix, a mirror, optical viewfinder, Pentax K-mount, Full HD video and GPS and I am interested:-D :-D

People have no clue about how good the Foveon sensor image is. Google some... It does not always work for all conditions, but when it does the results are spectacular.

Link | Posted on Feb 24, 2016 at 16:15 UTC
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RedFox88: It's unfortunate to see such a technically flawed photo win. Out of focus, pattern noise from extreme shadow lifting. Good story but not good to call photo of the year unless everyone with an iPhone is a potential press photographer of the year.

Red- Show me your technically excellent photo of a cat that has the same emotional impact. DPR is such a moronic place sometimes, or most of the time...

Link | Posted on Feb 19, 2016 at 21:40 UTC
On article Pocketable APS-C: Fujifilm X70 real-world samples (251 comments in total)

Does it have an underexposure issue? Seems that way from the comparison of the edited and unedited photos. Nice gallery by the way.

Link | Posted on Feb 9, 2016 at 00:32 UTC as 36th comment
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sierranvin: Hey hey hey - only 9x overpriced vs. the competition!

An underwater housing is way cheaper. This thing is too large and too ugly to be a walk-around APS-C camera, and people two the ho can justify spending 3K on a waterproof should rather spend that money on a DSLR, a housing, and a decent strobe. And in addition they would have a normal camera to take with them to a fancy restaurant dinner afterwards. I really don't see a market for this thing beyond rich snorkelers.

Link | Posted on Jan 21, 2016 at 02:51 UTC
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