HappyVan

Joined on Jan 1, 2011

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On photo SupplyChain-1-6 in LincolnB's photo gallery (0 comments in total)
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HappyVan: This 'flawed' pic illustrates what I have trying to communicate to you.

http://www.dpreview.com/galleries/7625069483/photos/3405979/expoline-quebecst-cars-art_dsc0844

For obvious reasons, I don't show the best. What I do show are instructional. For example, the BIF pics show what can be done with consumer cameras. The snowstorm pics show what processing can do for photos from a compact camera, if you can 'see'. The train pics illustrate imagination and camera technique.

Any fool can turn out nice pictures from a studio if they copy the template from superior photog. It says something that your dog-on-woman's-back photo was rated 27/46. What awful tonality! Was that the best that you could do with an A7?

The litmus test comes in a live situation where you must create decisively and without 'research'. Where you can't move elements around. All you have is your 'eye' and technical mastery. That sorts out the men from the boys. Hope this helps.

Luv you too XXX

Link | Posted on Mar 5, 2016 at 03:59 UTC

Does this D200 pic help you at all?

http://www.dpreview.com/galleries/7625069483/photos/3405425/tsaw-port-summer-dsc5063

Link | Posted on Mar 4, 2016 at 14:11 UTC as 1st comment | 1 reply
On photo Crystal & Tut & Milo in the animal photo bombs challenge (16 comments in total)
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HappyVan: Hmmm, 27th of 46th is appropriate. Keep trying. I noticed that you averaged 12th out of the last 10 challenges.

I tell the truth. I stand my ground by backing it with facts. You should try it. There are people who agree with me. There are people who have liked my work.

Your criticism is irrelevant because you lack natural talent. I'm sure that others have said as much.

Only the clueless and juvenile strive for instagram popularity. BTW, here's a guy with 14.1k FOLLOWERS!

https://www.instagram.com/choiseunghyun_likes/

Check out his white balance. Check out the difference in quality with your stuff. Vision comes from within. Backed by technical mastery which you lack.

Link | Posted on Mar 3, 2016 at 21:57 UTC
On photo Crystal & Tut & Milo in the animal photo bombs challenge (16 comments in total)
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HappyVan: Hmmm, 27th of 46th is appropriate. Keep trying. I noticed that you averaged 12th out of the last 10 challenges.

I do what is right. I tell the truth. That is what matters,

As a photog, I'm good enough for you.

http://www.dpreview.com/galleries/7625069483/photos/3405057/pacific_halfmarathon-dsc4120

Unlike some people who have the remarkable ability to turn live subjects into still life.

Link | Posted on Mar 3, 2016 at 17:26 UTC
On photo Crystal & Tut & Milo in the animal photo bombs challenge (16 comments in total)
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HappyVan: Hmmm, 27th of 46th is appropriate. Keep trying. I noticed that you averaged 12th out of the last 10 challenges.

Coward? I'm the guy who had the guts to stand up to the fanboi. Unlike some people who stalk and snipe!

Link | Posted on Mar 3, 2016 at 09:30 UTC
On photo Crystal & Tut & Milo in the animal photo bombs challenge (16 comments in total)
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HappyVan: Hmmm, 27th of 46th is appropriate. Keep trying. I noticed that you averaged 12th out of the last 10 challenges.

This said from someone who scored 27th with a dog-on-person-back picture.

This should be instructive.

http://www.dpreview.com/forums/post/50574037

http://www.dpreview.com/forums/post/50605497

Link | Posted on Mar 3, 2016 at 04:29 UTC
On photo Crystal & Tut & Milo in the animal photo bombs challenge (16 comments in total)
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HappyVan: Hmmm, 27th of 46th is appropriate. Keep trying. I noticed that you averaged 12th out of the last 10 challenges.

I'm going to end this 'discussion' by pointing out that I was right about M43. You are the living proof that I was right. I may have been called a troll back then. But, the M43 fans now realize that I am right.

Link | Posted on Mar 2, 2016 at 23:31 UTC
On photo Crystal & Tut & Milo in the animal photo bombs challenge (16 comments in total)
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HappyVan: Hmmm, 27th of 46th is appropriate. Keep trying. I noticed that you averaged 12th out of the last 10 challenges.

I don't have an instagram account and I certainly don't care about 'likes' on instagram. What I do care about is the opinion of mature experienced photog.
BTW, I see that the average on your last 20 entries is about 18th. Sounds generous.

Link | Posted on Mar 2, 2016 at 22:59 UTC
On photo Crystal & Tut & Milo in the animal photo bombs challenge (16 comments in total)

Hmmm, 27th of 46th is appropriate. Keep trying. I noticed that you averaged 12th out of the last 10 challenges.

Link | Posted on Mar 2, 2016 at 17:24 UTC as 1st comment | 15 replies
On article Benchmark Performance: Nikon D810 review (1989 comments in total)

No surprise that BB was impressed by D810. All too often, we are satisfied by "good enough". Then, we get blown away by the 'best".

There is no free lunch. MILC is small and portable. But, ultimate ability lies elsewhere.

Link | Posted on Jul 30, 2014 at 21:40 UTC as 246th comment | 1 reply
On article Am I missing something here? (627 comments in total)
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wb2trf: The 1 System was an outcome of an internal battle between Nikon marketing and Nikon engineering in which marketing decisively won. At the time the 1 was planned, they thought they could just confuse the mirrorless market as a way of damaging it and exploiting it while protecting dslr sales. "Nikon says mirrorless is not about serious photography" is the message the 1 was designed to deliver. Unfortunately this was a very bad idea.

Mirrorless, entirely on its own, is relentless as a technology. It lowers cost for equivalent IQ. Ultimately deadly. Sony, by a factor of the 2 the largest sensor maker, is going to drive it until there is nothing left but phone cams and mirrorless.

Unlike the far more diversified Canon, Nikon can't afford a "portfolio" approach of treating cameras as a "dis-invest" cash cow. So, the 1 System is going to become a landmark mistake for Nikon: here Nikon bet on marketing when they should have had engineering build the best mirrorless possible. RIP

"Mirrorless, entirely on its own, is relentless as a technology. It lowers cost for equivalent IQ. Ultimately deadly."

LOL. So, how come MILC cost more than DSLR right now? And, the MILC brands are losing money? Why are the overwhelming majority of MILC sales for cameras without VF?

BTW, Sony only makes the D610/800 sensors for Nikon. In terms of ILC market share, Sony is now pretty small.

Link | Posted on Mar 13, 2014 at 05:18 UTC
On article Am I missing something here? (627 comments in total)

IMHO, the important part of the N1 strategy will be the technology in the J4.

Most of the V3 technology in a J body at under $600 is a killer. Even a clearance V3 body at <$600 will be a no-brainer.

In the longer run, I look forward to the technology showcased by N1 in compact cameras. That will change the game.

Link | Posted on Mar 13, 2014 at 05:11 UTC as 219th comment
On article Nikon 1 V3: a quick summary (596 comments in total)

Interesting. Lot's of potential in the technology under the hood.

Link | Posted on Mar 13, 2014 at 04:43 UTC as 235th comment
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HappyVan: What a strange conclusion?

Sensor size is 58% of FF. Resolution (19mp) is 53% of D800. So, small improvement over D800 is expected. NO big deal.

The real deal breaker is the price and weight (5 lb).

The other factor is economic. The D800 seems have a similar IQ to D600 (I have no experience with this camera) despite its greater pixel density.

I assume that's because the D800's price buys extra capture and processing technology.

Link | Posted on Mar 4, 2014 at 05:22 UTC
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HappyVan: What a strange conclusion?

Sensor size is 58% of FF. Resolution (19mp) is 53% of D800. So, small improvement over D800 is expected. NO big deal.

The real deal breaker is the price and weight (5 lb).

Actually, I shoot Nikon DX and FF. My observation is that FF shadows are better even if the DxO score for DR is the same.

The reason is that the NR is greater on smaller sensor images. So, FF details are intact. The amount of light collected does matter.

Hope this helps.

Link | Posted on Mar 3, 2014 at 21:54 UTC

What a strange conclusion?

Sensor size is 58% of FF. Resolution (19mp) is 53% of D800. So, small improvement over D800 is expected. NO big deal.

The real deal breaker is the price and weight (5 lb).

Link | Posted on Mar 3, 2014 at 15:35 UTC as 35th comment | 7 replies
On article Nokia Lumia 1520 camera review (102 comments in total)
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Bervilat: No words on macro?

Just put it in your other pocket. Balances out the phone.

Link | Posted on Feb 11, 2014 at 04:26 UTC
On article Nokia Lumia 1520 camera review (102 comments in total)
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HappyVan: To be honest, I wouldn't depend on the phone for photos.

I would slip the Nikon AW110 into my other pocket. Its footprint is even smaller than my Sony Esperia S. It's rain and freeze proof, and comes with wifi.

You can even take semi-submerged shots of a flood. Of course, it has an optical zoom.

On a budget, there is the Nikon S32 $129.

Willing to carry a chunkier camera? There's the Nikon One cameras with PDAF and able to print a clean 18x12. The J1 kit is available for $249

True. How often do you use the zoom in your MFT?

Link | Posted on Feb 11, 2014 at 04:25 UTC
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