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mapgraphs

Lives in United States CT, United States
Works as a Graphic Designer, Illustration, Cartography
Joined on Dec 15, 2011
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Mention the price and it's like waving a red cape. I wonder if any of the charging horde have looked closely at that Amazon price of $7,995?
It seems authorized Leica dealers (B&H, Adorama, Tamarkin etc.) price is $6895 (two year warranty). I suppose compared to $5699 for a Canon 1DXii (one year warranty), it's something of a ripoff. But then you can't use M lenses on the DX. Choices, choices, choices... ; - )

Good user experience write up Barney, now where's the review (First Looks? Preview?)

Link | Posted on Nov 12, 2017 at 23:19 UTC as 19th comment | 2 replies
On article RIP Lightroom 6: Death by subscription model (1633 comments in total)

The money (profit) is with corporate accounts, not individuals. Seat costs are part of operating expenses, passed along to clients. It's an old business model. Adobe is just now figuring out what IBM realized thirty years ago.

Link | Posted on Oct 18, 2017 at 22:58 UTC as 522nd comment

Irrelevant question perhaps, but who took photos 1 & 4 in the slide show? Photos 1, 4, 5 & 6 (in the slide show) seemed to make the narrative more immediate, to me. Thanks for sharing the experience Clay!

Link | Posted on Sep 19, 2017 at 11:36 UTC as 29th comment | 1 reply

Brilliant!!! What a clever piece of satire.

Looking forward to the 10 ways to improve your brick walls.

Link | Posted on Sep 19, 2017 at 11:29 UTC as 34th comment
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mapgraphs: The problem is the word. Not the concept.

Equivalence, n. the state or fact of being equivalent; equality in value, force, significance, etc.

A 50mm lens is equivalent to a 50mm lens.
F/2.8 is equivalent to f/2.8
A smaller sensor is not equivalent to a larger sensor.
A smaller circle-of-confusion is not equivalent to a larger circle-of-confusion.

(Whether ISO 200 is equivalent to ISO 200 is another matter ; - )

Blust: “Furthermore, if we include the *same* exposure time, then the *same* total amount of light will fall on the sensors resulting in the *same* noise if the sensors record the *same* proportion of light falling on them and add in the *same* amount of additional electronic noise.”

Here I was trying to understand why the same happy photons dancing on the photosites of larger sensors produced less noise than the same happy photons dancing on the photosites of a smaller sensor, because the larger sensor attracted more happy photons than the little sensor! I mean, wasn't that the party line back awhile ago? Photosite, photo site, same as it ever was... ; - )

Link | Posted on Aug 24, 2017 at 00:19 UTC
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mapgraphs: The problem is the word. Not the concept.

Equivalence, n. the state or fact of being equivalent; equality in value, force, significance, etc.

A 50mm lens is equivalent to a 50mm lens.
F/2.8 is equivalent to f/2.8
A smaller sensor is not equivalent to a larger sensor.
A smaller circle-of-confusion is not equivalent to a larger circle-of-confusion.

(Whether ISO 200 is equivalent to ISO 200 is another matter ; - )

The only problem with an analogy is the ability of it to become myth. A good story is a good story... ; - )

Link | Posted on Aug 23, 2017 at 21:54 UTC

The problem is the word. Not the concept.

Equivalence, n. the state or fact of being equivalent; equality in value, force, significance, etc.

A 50mm lens is equivalent to a 50mm lens.
F/2.8 is equivalent to f/2.8
A smaller sensor is not equivalent to a larger sensor.
A smaller circle-of-confusion is not equivalent to a larger circle-of-confusion.

(Whether ISO 200 is equivalent to ISO 200 is another matter ; - )

Link | Posted on Aug 23, 2017 at 21:43 UTC as 44th comment | 12 replies
On article CP+ 2017: Olympus interview: 'We chose to be bold' (352 comments in total)
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mapgraphs: Building a camera more capable of using HG & SHG lenses and then dropping that pro lens line while jacking up the price of the camera body is BOLD?

So, why build a camera around improved PDAF when the new lenses need only CDAF?

As to replacing the Zuiko Digital Super High Grade lenses, why replace telecentric designed f/2 zooms with software corrected f/2.8 lenses with a PRO sticker glued on them? We'd have to ask the Olympus bean counters to get an answer to that probably. I'm guessing you never owned one of the SHG lenses... ; - )

Link | Posted on Apr 12, 2017 at 14:12 UTC
On article CP+ 2017: Olympus interview: 'We chose to be bold' (352 comments in total)

Building a camera more capable of using HG & SHG lenses and then dropping that pro lens line while jacking up the price of the camera body is BOLD?

Link | Posted on Apr 12, 2017 at 13:17 UTC as 54th comment | 4 replies
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PhotoKhan: I am working on a piece on what deep sea diving and music composing have in common.

I am having a bit of trouble because I practice neither. :)

Seriously, Allison, you can interrelate any 2 human experiences, if you use as a far-fetched "bridge" as needed but, no, roller derby and photography don't have much in common except for instances, like in your case, where someone practices both.

2 facts and a piece of advice:

1. No matter how one excels at roller derby, it will never be "Art".
2. Contrary to Roller Derby, one's photography will never improve as a direct function of one's fitness.

Disconnect these two great hobbies in your head ASAP. The more you interrelate the two, the more your photography will suffer.

This geeky rant ended, I must say...I would love to see you "roller-derbying". :)

(PS: There are no "heroes" in neither Photography nor Roller Derby. It is more a concept related to Military and Public Service activities.)

So there is no art to practicing a skill and no fitness needed for practicing an art?

The concise Dunning-Kruger might be paraphrased as "Those most lacking in knowledge and skills are least able to appreciate that lack."

In other words, perhaps the inability to see the art in something is somewhat proportional to the inability to comprehend what is and isn't the practiced skill of doing anything creative.

If there is no creativity in participating in Roller Derby, then the corollary would be that there is no creativity in pointing a camera and pressing a button.

Link | Posted on Apr 2, 2017 at 13:14 UTC
On article Juggling with one hand: Leica M10 shooting experience (487 comments in total)

"When the M10 is used like this, photography becomes a very immersive experience ...and much more immediate... "

Something "rangefinder" and "vinyl" might have in common is "immediacy."

Link | Posted on Mar 14, 2017 at 11:42 UTC as 142nd comment

A clever design using trend data. Lost on the Powerpoint crowd apparently. Yup, another brave one ; - )

Link | Posted on Feb 22, 2017 at 19:51 UTC as 36th comment
On article Women Photograph is a directory of female photographers (218 comments in total)

Brave post Allison ; - ) More.

Link | Posted on Feb 22, 2017 at 04:06 UTC as 27th comment | 2 replies
On article Prime or zoom? LensRentals investigates (237 comments in total)
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mapgraphs: 42 Roger. Eight times five is forty too ; - )

Yes, that and the improbability factor of finding the perfect zoom. There probably aren't enough hitchhikers here to get Roger's guide. . . ; - )

Link | Posted on Feb 11, 2017 at 16:44 UTC
On article Prime or zoom? LensRentals investigates (237 comments in total)

42 Roger. Eight times five is forty too ; - )

Link | Posted on Feb 11, 2017 at 13:12 UTC as 67th comment | 2 replies
On article 2017 Roundup: Interchangeable Lens Cameras $900-1200 (482 comments in total)
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PhotoKhan: What the "Best overall" does in actual users hands:

https://www.flickr.com/groups/2924826@N25/pool/

What a Canon 80D does in actual users hands:

https://www.flickr.com/groups/2875838@N24/pool/

What a Nikon D7200 does in actual users hands:

https://www.flickr.com/groups/2678261@N25/pool/

Use your eyes. Use your brain.

My gawd, what a novel idea! Look at numerous photos taken by a variety of people actually using these devices! Without comparison charts, DXO scores, ranking numbers, medals and excessively obtuse descriptions of hardware and software minutia with prominent links to Buy Amazon?

Never work. Too many photos to look at, not enough text to read. Where's the banter? Arguments? Likes?

Link | Posted on Nov 11, 2016 at 13:29 UTC
On article Pentax K-1 Pixel Shift Resolution: Updated Field Test (212 comments in total)
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reptile9985: SilkyPix not only renders better raw developing with pixel shift on, but there's a huge difference even in normal mode compared to acr.
I suggest you guys to re-do all the studio scene tests with SilkyPix as well both with and without pixel shift!

"Using SilkyPix in our studio scene would unfairly make the K-1 look far better than it is"

Hyperbole aside, what this really implies is that ACR is not that good... If the bundled software blows away ACR in this specific case, where else does ACR fail? RAW (RLE) files are at the mercy of the capabilities of the conversion software which is part of the reason why each brand of camera offers their own conversion path. The bundled software is the baseline.

Link | Posted on Jun 4, 2016 at 00:02 UTC
On article Lens shootout: Sony RX10 III destroys the competition (502 comments in total)
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Jon Stern: DPReview destroyed by writers feeling that it's necessary to create clickbait headlines.

"and the traffic will speak for itself"

That's probably a close definition of clickbait.

"noun: clickbait; noun: click bait
(on the Internet) content, especially that of a sensational or provocative nature, whose main purpose is to attract attention and draw visitors to a particular web page."

Link | Posted on May 26, 2016 at 22:17 UTC
On article Design, looks and desire: Olympus does it again (391 comments in total)

Would retro faux brassing help on the rolled edges? A rewind knob? Hope history doesn't repeat with the e-pl6 trajectory. And, whatever happened to the special Titanium OM-D E-M5 II?

Link | Posted on Feb 1, 2016 at 18:53 UTC as 84th comment

In Camera Finder (flickr), the top 35 Samsung "cameras" listed are Galaxy xxx. The NX1 comes in at around #80. I suspect Samsung has a small clue about what consumers are buying. Conversely, Sony has the Xperia sitting in the top three slots with the A6000 and a7 in the 4th & 6th spots. The market has been trending in this direction for at least a couple of years, there's no real news here.

Link | Posted on Nov 20, 2015 at 12:35 UTC as 179th comment | 1 reply
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