armandino

Lives in Canada Canada
Joined on Nov 13, 2009

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Lea5: Fantastic Photographs capturing emotions, situations and authenticism!
Of course the most here don't understand them. There are no brickwalls, sundaycats and backyards, shot with the latest and greatest gear. They are living in the past and missed the Zeitgeist. They will vanish and these new young talents will make their way. I'm sure these talents never wasted their time in a gear forum, talking about corner sharpness and other unimportant stuff.

Current society is the ultimate expression of hypocrisy:

exaltation of authenticism when the truth is hidden behind the veils of political correctness

exaltation of equality and tolerance which is totally intolerant and partial toward of any vision that does not reflect current standards still dictated by western nationalities (funny enough at their own harm)

exaltation of wellness to hide depression

exaltation of mediocrity as expression of exceptionality

A society of double standards

Link | Posted on Sep 19, 2017 at 17:41 UTC
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cosinaphile: these shots are just ok ... i don't see artistry ..... they mostly look like outtakes from camera ads or magazine articles or facebook pages ... instagramish

I don't wish to be unkind .... I don't say they suck or anything but these are the winners ???

i think I'm seeing a dumbed down world.... with dumbed down judging using dumbed down cameras appealing to a dumbed down populace

very mixed feeling in seeing these images .....i feel the world is changing by the day in every way.... and not for the better

funny I posted without reading your post. I guess pretty much in line.

Link | Posted on Sep 19, 2017 at 17:01 UTC
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Lea5: Fantastic Photographs capturing emotions, situations and authenticism!
Of course the most here don't understand them. There are no brickwalls, sundaycats and backyards, shot with the latest and greatest gear. They are living in the past and missed the Zeitgeist. They will vanish and these new young talents will make their way. I'm sure these talents never wasted their time in a gear forum, talking about corner sharpness and other unimportant stuff.

Photography=artā‰ authenticism.
Authenticism can be part of the equation but not all of it. For instance a lucky shot badly framed or lit is not fantastic photography in my opinion.
And btw, attention to the gear means attention to details and knowing capabilities and limitations of your tools, which is part of the skill set of a true artist. Being a gearhead is not good, being an ignorant is just as bad.

Link | Posted on Sep 19, 2017 at 16:58 UTC

I see the smartphone and Instagram era are affecting how people look at pictures and what to expect from pictures.
Generally speaking I feel we are a living a time of mediocrity so that everyone feels special or simply there are not even skills to appreciate what special means. This is not just about photography.
Do not get me wrong, there is lots of incredible things out there, they just drown in the sea of acclaimed mediocrity.

Link | Posted on Sep 19, 2017 at 16:51 UTC as 3rd comment
On article Canon EOS Rebel SL2 / EOS 200D Review (470 comments in total)
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armandino: Great little camera, but as usual by Canon overpriced and underwhelming specifications. Sony A6000 is 3 years old, costs less and does a lot more, and it is a lot smaller too.
Sure people will say, but how about the lenses? Of course! That is why Canon is ripping you off, using its name and ecosystem to leverage an overpriced product. A small plastic box with a pentamirror in it and bottom end technology in it should be far cheaper.

@Malikknows
"Canon is simply not the company you want them to be". You got it bang on, that is why there is frustration. You might want to notice that I am not the only one out there with such frustration. How are Canon users looking at the D850 these days? That could have been the 5DIV, actually it could have been even better with the Dual Pixel, a real killer. But no, thank you, Canon users are well aware "that does not require it to have leading edge technology". Sure canon makes you pay for their non leading edge tech! Btw much of the D850 is not even leading edge, and so many features that are lacking on Canon bodies. Time to loosen up on holding back.

Link | Posted on Sep 19, 2017 at 16:11 UTC

I have seen recently at the theatre a commercial for British Columbia, switching constantly people: age, race, sex.
Not a single White Caucasian Man. Is this sexist/racist too?????

Link | Posted on Sep 14, 2017 at 17:00 UTC as 188th comment | 1 reply
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armandino: I made a little video to get a sense of how bad would be NOT using a filter:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y00sha0BLdE
eheh

@Kubicide
I see that you missed the very point of my video.
Damage IS A A FACT as you can well see. The question is WHAT LENSES you are using. ONLY POWERFUL FAST TELEPHOTO will be able to do such serious damage and I well expressed that in my video.
HOW MANY PEOPLE WHERE USING $10,000+ glass and how many where dumb enough to use such an expensive lens without using a proper filter?
At this point you will see the numbers aligning!

Link | Posted on Sep 2, 2017 at 16:49 UTC
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armandino: I made a little video to get a sense of how bad would be NOT using a filter:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y00sha0BLdE
eheh

@Kubicide
https://www.lensrentals.com/blog/2017/09/rental-camera-gear-destroyed-by-the-solar-eclipse-of-2017/
I hope that is enough proof for you

Link | Posted on Sep 2, 2017 at 07:01 UTC

get a drone!!!!!!!!

Link | Posted on Sep 1, 2017 at 05:22 UTC as 55th comment

Entry level offering 4K? Oly should get marketing strategies hints from Canon!

Link | Posted on Aug 31, 2017 at 15:36 UTC as 19th comment | 1 reply
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armandino: I made a little video to get a sense of how bad would be NOT using a filter:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y00sha0BLdE
eheh

sun filter, the same type used for glasses to see the eclipse

Link | Posted on Aug 30, 2017 at 03:43 UTC
On article Canon EOS Rebel SL2 / EOS 200D Review (470 comments in total)
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armandino: Great little camera, but as usual by Canon overpriced and underwhelming specifications. Sony A6000 is 3 years old, costs less and does a lot more, and it is a lot smaller too.
Sure people will say, but how about the lenses? Of course! That is why Canon is ripping you off, using its name and ecosystem to leverage an overpriced product. A small plastic box with a pentamirror in it and bottom end technology in it should be far cheaper.

Hahah! All good gear that paid itself off :-) and still worthing a lot. $$$ of Canon L glass with a Sony camera attached on the back.... do you get the message Canon?

Link | Posted on Aug 29, 2017 at 04:40 UTC

Interesting findings, although early to really say,
D850, D810, and A7RII DR comparison
http://www.photonstophotos.net/Charts/PDR.htm#Nikon%20D810,Nikon%20D850,Sony%20ILCE-7RM2

Link | Posted on Aug 28, 2017 at 15:25 UTC as 5th comment
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DaQi: I saw this post and decided to look at my pictures of the eclipse that I took in Casper WY to see if I might have captured the transit. My pictures are no where near as good as these but I can clearly see the sunspots that are in this picture. Now, this is where it got interesting for me. As I was looking at my pictures the curve of the moon is quite different in this sequence from mine. In my pictures when it as low as it is in these pictures on the right hand edge (i.e. almost aligned with the lower sun spot) the top sun spot is covered already. Banner is about 130 miles North of Casper so I am trying to understand how the angle of the moon covering the sun was that much different there than where I was. Bottom line though is that I went through my pictures and must have missed the transit. I was taking a series of 5 bracketed pictures every couple minutes. Also missed the one on the other end of the eclipse as well.

durn, I wish I knew! Mi pictures are actually better! But I shot before and after!

Link | Posted on Aug 28, 2017 at 02:41 UTC
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maxnimo: I can tell you this - It's true that a partial eclipse is no comparison to a total. It's like comparing a toy tricycle to an 800hp Ferrari. And those eclipse glasses only show you a simple, silly, featureless, boring crescent of a sun. The real deal is a total ... there's no substitute. I never thought anything could blow my socks off again, but my socks were blown so far off I still can't find them.

agreed, and lucky enough the relative position sun/moon this time around was ideal for blocking the entire sun. My pictures show vividly coloured detailed solar flares :-)

Link | Posted on Aug 28, 2017 at 02:38 UTC
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armandino: I made a little video to get a sense of how bad would be NOT using a filter:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y00sha0BLdE
eheh

@Kubicide
besides that even at 1/32,000 ISO 50, and f64 you will still be overexposing, do not forget that if you are using a mirrorless the sensor is constantly exposed.

Link | Posted on Aug 28, 2017 at 02:36 UTC

I made a little video to get a sense of how bad would be NOT using a filter:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y00sha0BLdE
eheh

Link | Posted on Aug 27, 2017 at 23:50 UTC as 26th comment | 9 replies
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DarnGoodPhotos: Well, the wrong way is to not use a solar filter. šŸ˜

ouch!!!! I am, sorry to hear that!!!! what a disappointment must have been!!!!!

Link | Posted on Aug 27, 2017 at 23:47 UTC
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zodiacfml: Not good samples, reminds me of smartphone JPEG output.

actually I had the same impression myself

Link | Posted on Aug 26, 2017 at 23:35 UTC
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mastix: I also think the samples are very poor. Motion blur and sharpness problems. Lets wait for more samples as I am sure we might see better shoots coming out from this camera.

@tar4heel2
I am not sure about that. I shoot all the time with an A7RII and, although you need obviously to pay more attention, I have no issues in getting tack sharp images even at much longer focal ranges hand held and relatively low shutter speeds. It is possible that IBIS and first curtain e-shutter might help though.

Link | Posted on Aug 26, 2017 at 23:32 UTC
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