Constantin V

Lives in Russian Federation Novosibirsk, Russian Federation
Joined on Nov 6, 2016

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Constantin V: That's all fine and good. I like Cosina and it's manual lenses, but fuji cameras have no good way to manual focus. Fuji develop autofocus systems and they aren't even close to good OVF-focusing methods of last century. Therefor Fuji sux.:(

p.s.

Tested cameras on their presentation, including X-Pro3. Peaking, "banding"... all methods are very weak.

@Tom_A I can say a lot about these pictures but the main thing is it's all static.:( You can sit all day and fiddle with Fuji settings. I'm not talking about that kind of photography. I like when there is a lot of movement and you are catching the moment.

https://imghid.crypts.me/xa2jooX4ohho/show074/640/p/m_640_b43_0008.jpg

https://imghid.crypts.me/xa2jooX4ohho/show100/640/p/m_640_b40_0076.jpg

Link | Posted on Jul 18, 2021 at 04:06 UTC
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Constantin V: That's all fine and good. I like Cosina and it's manual lenses, but fuji cameras have no good way to manual focus. Fuji develop autofocus systems and they aren't even close to good OVF-focusing methods of last century. Therefor Fuji sux.:(

p.s.

Tested cameras on their presentation, including X-Pro3. Peaking, "banding"... all methods are very weak.

@sir_c the "the brand that has the best in market options" - plenty of options, yes. This brand likes bells and whistles. But the thing is we are talking here about lens that came _from_ Leica world. And to my regret all this options are sux for doing reportage-like photography.

"You can magnify _any_ part of your image, not just a patch in the middle. Try that on your Leica." - What if you don't have time for this? You just don't have time to evaluate parts of your image with loupe. I'm not going to try it, because it's the way to not make a photo at all.

"You are happy with your gear" - actually I need a second camera. Leica is too much to lay on a shelf as a spare and Fuji is just not up too. :(

Link | Posted on Jul 18, 2021 at 03:41 UTC
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Constantin V: That's all fine and good. I like Cosina and it's manual lenses, but fuji cameras have no good way to manual focus. Fuji develop autofocus systems and they aren't even close to good OVF-focusing methods of last century. Therefor Fuji sux.:(

p.s.

Tested cameras on their presentation, including X-Pro3. Peaking, "banding"... all methods are very weak.

@sir_c > "Fuji had about the most options on the market, like the others said. Magnification, focus peaking in many colors, split screen, and with AF lenses you can even combine AF and MF." - As I said having many options doesn't mean they work optimally. Magnification is just slow (switch on, recompose, switch off, recompose...). Focus peaking lose edge and doesn't useful in the dark as well. Many colours have to be switched => slow. The split screen is useless even with good light. Hard to understand what it splits. Fujis AF/MF

"with AF lenses you can even combine AF and MF." - the MF mode is focus by wire! What are you speaking! Don't mention it doesn't have a distance scale. Look at the lens in subject. It's a completely different beast.

The Leica OVF on the other had just works, without adjusting zellions of options, without fiddling with settings. With any light or by scale.

Link | Posted on Jul 17, 2021 at 05:49 UTC
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Constantin V: That's all fine and good. I like Cosina and it's manual lenses, but fuji cameras have no good way to manual focus. Fuji develop autofocus systems and they aren't even close to good OVF-focusing methods of last century. Therefor Fuji sux.:(

p.s.

Tested cameras on their presentation, including X-Pro3. Peaking, "banding"... all methods are very weak.

@D7000ShooterUK "... is one of the best around." - it depends on what you have around you.

Link | Posted on Jul 17, 2021 at 05:41 UTC
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Constantin V: That's all fine and good. I like Cosina and it's manual lenses, but fuji cameras have no good way to manual focus. Fuji develop autofocus systems and they aren't even close to good OVF-focusing methods of last century. Therefor Fuji sux.:(

p.s.

Tested cameras on their presentation, including X-Pro3. Peaking, "banding"... all methods are very weak.

@JacquesBalthazar "the flexibility in choices and efficacity of focusing aids is best in class" - yeh, yeh, we all heard the commercial.

"Testing complex devices at presentations is not enough to get acquainted with them." - camera is but a hummer, not a complex device to tinker with it. You grab it, you shoot. For me it's not about constantly switching zellions modes to photograph a flower and then spend the rest of the day on dpreivew speaking how good the brand was technically.

The digital split screen is just useless with any light. Focus peaking loses edges. It's colours are blend with the rest of the picture. Only BW gives a chance. With propper subject. With good light. If you are lucky.:(

And speaking of OVF on X-pro3 it doesn't have _any_ aid to manual focus.

Link | Posted on Jul 17, 2021 at 05:39 UTC
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Constantin V: That's all fine and good. I like Cosina and it's manual lenses, but fuji cameras have no good way to manual focus. Fuji develop autofocus systems and they aren't even close to good OVF-focusing methods of last century. Therefor Fuji sux.:(

p.s.

Tested cameras on their presentation, including X-Pro3. Peaking, "banding"... all methods are very weak.

@eliehbk "I use an M10r and an X-Pro3 and prefer manually focusing my Leica M glass on the Fuji." - really? and what means Fuji has to manual focus with OVF?:)

Link | Posted on Jul 17, 2021 at 05:31 UTC

That's all fine and good. I like Cosina and it's manual lenses, but fuji cameras have no good way to manual focus. Fuji develop autofocus systems and they aren't even close to good OVF-focusing methods of last century. Therefor Fuji sux.:(

p.s.

Tested cameras on their presentation, including X-Pro3. Peaking, "banding"... all methods are very weak.

Link | Posted on Jul 16, 2021 at 03:23 UTC as 18th comment | 27 replies
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Constantin V: 'Body pressure is pointed out as one of the most important reasons why many young people struggle mentally.' - As I'm not living in Norway it's hard to understand if this is a joke news or is it the only problem that remain unsolved in Norway.:( Hard to imaging those kind of question are regarded that seriously.

@Osa25 that's sound like a healthy idea to me. But it's now days a common practice to substitute sugar with something. Or at least our domestic factories knows a dozen ways to overcome the law (and to make food junkie). What is a 'junk' food? Chips?

Link | Posted on Jul 13, 2021 at 07:29 UTC

'Body pressure is pointed out as one of the most important reasons why many young people struggle mentally.' - As I'm not living in Norway it's hard to understand if this is a joke news or is it the only problem that remain unsolved in Norway.:( Hard to imaging those kind of question are regarded that seriously.

Link | Posted on Jul 10, 2021 at 13:03 UTC as 51st comment | 3 replies
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Mescalamba: You cant make IR without IR. On finished photo you dont know how each material present there reflects IR, thus.. not possible.

Its not even fake IR, its just "replaced colors" picture.

Beside that, its rather easy to just mod some camera or buy pre-modded if you want for IR pics.

SteveAnderson

> "path of an artist" sounds really.....how do i put this semi politely?

I'll put it for you: "Damn i have no clue what it's all about! I'm doing f**ing IR,
what's wrong with it?! I'm an ARTIST and I'm RIGHT just because! Thinking bothers me! How should I know well known citations?! Everything I don't know is WRONG! PERIOD!".

You're welcome.=)

Link | Posted on Jul 5, 2021 at 05:10 UTC
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Mescalamba: You cant make IR without IR. On finished photo you dont know how each material present there reflects IR, thus.. not possible.

Its not even fake IR, its just "replaced colors" picture.

Beside that, its rather easy to just mod some camera or buy pre-modded if you want for IR pics.

> The app isnt art if we just press the button.

So isn't what OP is doing.

You see, Art is not whatever you produce. But you are more into tools discussion then in pursue of deeper understanding. Generally IR by itself is irrelevant. And if it comes to true path of an artist, analog may be more rewarding (though in no way I'm saying these are the same things).

> Does it matter who wrote your quotes?

To understand what I'm saying - yes.

> I do not see an instance where you are correct.

Well, in mentioned episode the bullsh1t artist wasn't bright as well.

Link | Posted on Jul 5, 2021 at 03:45 UTC
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Mescalamba: You cant make IR without IR. On finished photo you dont know how each material present there reflects IR, thus.. not possible.

Its not even fake IR, its just "replaced colors" picture.

Beside that, its rather easy to just mod some camera or buy pre-modded if you want for IR pics.

SteveAnderson, you sound funny to me. I've already heard that.) Everytime I stumble upon this, it doesn't come from the right person. So let me reply with a citation:

- Yeh, well, I'm an artist. What can I say?
- You're a bullsh1t artist.
- Bullsh1t artist, artist - what's the difference? It's the same thing!

Maybe someday you'll know who's words I referring to.:)

> It simply needs to capture IR to be real.

Depends on perspective. For me it's more like an operator's talk. An operator of some [digital] device.

Link | Posted on Jul 4, 2021 at 13:06 UTC
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717: The worst thing is when you DO manage to capture something amazing, no one thinks it is real anymore. The most common response to my Kirlian photos is "what app does that" :(

Also note real IR is better, all they seem to be doing is a "find any plant or tree and make the leaves red" without doing much else. Half the fun of IR is the IR black sky.

Maybe that's why I consider BIF photography very boring. Yes, sure if you like the kittens.. oh, sorry birds.. shoot them... but I don't see, why it's so interesting to photograph yet another kitten... or sorry condor. And I don't understand why people making this with autofocus are not banned. Really why do they cheat? Let them do a manual focus as it used to be!

Link | Posted on Jul 4, 2021 at 06:44 UTC
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Mescalamba: You cant make IR without IR. On finished photo you dont know how each material present there reflects IR, thus.. not possible.

Its not even fake IR, its just "replaced colors" picture.

Beside that, its rather easy to just mod some camera or buy pre-modded if you want for IR pics.

@SteveAnderson You think just because I use this filter my photo becomes art? Just because what you choose to do PP to your photo makes it art? Sure, but it is subjective.

No, it's quite the opposite))) And that's exactly why I'm saying that you are wrong. Art in it's essence has nothing to do with it.

> Yours makes the same sense as any argument for art. It is entirely subjective.

That way of thinking is what probably allows you and the OP to think you are doing it. But then ups! It's suddenly not an art anymore! )

> Playing around with swap-the-colors is nothing remotely like recording IR light, even if it kind-of-sort-of looks the same.

But the whole point is not in this!) It's the same as to complain that the photo that is not 100% RGB correctly presenting the reality is wrong (You haven't calibrated you camera profile -> then you WB is off -> then it's not a correct photo. It has imaginable colours!).

Link | Posted on Jul 4, 2021 at 06:25 UTC
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Mescalamba: You cant make IR without IR. On finished photo you dont know how each material present there reflects IR, thus.. not possible.

Its not even fake IR, its just "replaced colors" picture.

Beside that, its rather easy to just mod some camera or buy pre-modded if you want for IR pics.

Incorrect Steve. What does "Simply recording IR" has to do with photography? It's an image capturing routine. To be a photographer is another. Sadly, some people don't see the difference.

It's just funny how digital people complain about same digital technology, when it outdates their skills.)

> Any argument for "art" is subjective. ... The op is factually, objectively correct.

Looks like you both don't think about photography as an art.=)

Link | Posted on Jul 4, 2021 at 02:01 UTC
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717: This is just sad. I see absolutely no point in fake IR photos. I love taking real ones because there is magic in seeing IR light that your eye cannot see.

See my comment above https://www.dpreview.com/news/5145735737/new-vsco-filters-digitally-recreate-the-signature-look-of-infrared-photography?comment=1609973250

Link | Posted on Jul 2, 2021 at 05:28 UTC
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Mescalamba: You cant make IR without IR. On finished photo you dont know how each material present there reflects IR, thus.. not possible.

Its not even fake IR, its just "replaced colors" picture.

Beside that, its rather easy to just mod some camera or buy pre-modded if you want for IR pics.

Photography is about impression. You want to get a real thing? Let's take a large format film, set of filters, a manual focus and own darkroom. Sounds not that simple? Well, for me there is no much difference if you take a digital approach with filters or simply go for IR simulation with AI.

Link | Posted on Jul 2, 2021 at 05:24 UTC
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717: The worst thing is when you DO manage to capture something amazing, no one thinks it is real anymore. The most common response to my Kirlian photos is "what app does that" :(

Also note real IR is better, all they seem to be doing is a "find any plant or tree and make the leaves red" without doing much else. Half the fun of IR is the IR black sky.

@717> "The worst thing is..." - don't you and many other dpreviewers are fans of new gears that do more and more? More pixels, faster focus, lens correction, EVF (wysiwyg, what you see is what you get), face recognition, film simulation, AI ... Well, you just got another tech gimmick, congrats! It's only logical, when your photo depends only on tech method, tech. progress devalues it faster.

Link | Posted on Jul 2, 2021 at 05:13 UTC
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Biowizard: Here we go again - everyone banging on about $8000. After a year of lockdown, thanks to a deadly global pandemic, wouldn't it be good if people could think of something more interesting to comment on?

After all, it's only money ...

@lightandaprayer i mean people travel alright. And if you prefer to spend your money that way, it's your choice. I just don't believe the journey without a destination (and we don't speak here about physical destination) brings a lot of changes.

Link | Posted on Jun 28, 2021 at 08:58 UTC
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Biowizard: Here we go again - everyone banging on about $8000. After a year of lockdown, thanks to a deadly global pandemic, wouldn't it be good if people could think of something more interesting to comment on?

After all, it's only money ...

@lightandaprayer yes, that's what usually assumed. And what is the difference between your traveler and a tourist? Both go for new impressions which include new interactions with random people. How come random things produce spiritual renewal? Spiritual renewal may be possible with a deep internal emotional straggle, particularly personal pain, not some random interactions or site seeing.

"Artistic people have been doing it for ages." - Yes, they did. Just recently I've read a memoirs of the famous writer who confessed, he first traveled for exotics and then switched from exotics to search of depth. Imho, he had left shallow as it was. Though traveled a lot.

Take Bruce Gilden or William Klein - their foreign works are not better then domestic.

Take Fellini - created a lot, based on knowledge of his domestics, not 'go all around the globe' ideas. Yes, Fellini changed places but in a permanent manner.

Thus, travelling doesn't change personality. Simply broads horizon.

Link | Posted on Jun 28, 2021 at 08:47 UTC
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