Lives in Russian Federation Moscow, Russian Federation
Works as a Game Designer
Joined on Nov 10, 2007
About me:

Amateur photographer, used quite alot cameras, starting with primitive film ones, then some film SLRs, some P&S digitals, Samsung GX-10, then used Olympus gear and was happy with is but when Olympus killed it's wonderful E system, I moved to Sony and currently I am a happy owner of A-77.


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This thing is clearly made "like" SONY-HVL20M flash unit. I had that thing some time ago and I can say it is a VERY useful thing! THe main advantage is that you ALWAYS have it with you, so you never suffer without a flash when you need it. METZ made it more powerful (Sony's GN is 20), so it will be even better.

Link | Posted on Jan 16, 2015 at 21:07 UTC as 8th comment
On article Have your say: Best High-end ILC of 2014 (75 comments in total)

Well expected result. A truly innovative camera is leading. Well deserted. While Canon's traditional soap opera type cameras are lagging behind.

Link | Posted on Jan 3, 2015 at 16:40 UTC as 6th comment
On article Adobe expands Photoshop and Lightroom offer (628 comments in total)

Time to... Buy something else, if you have not done so yet. To support oter software makers. I shifted to Serif's product and totally happy with it. And no subscription.

Link | Posted on Nov 21, 2013 at 22:42 UTC as 128th comment | 1 reply
On article Adobe expands Photoshop and Lightroom offer (628 comments in total)

I've stooped using Abobe software as they turned on that greed machine. And I am NOT coming back. All they want is to lure us (old users who ran away) back with this "discount" and then they will set their crazy price back. Hey Adobe, I am not buying it!

Link | Posted on Nov 21, 2013 at 21:42 UTC as 140th comment
On article Just Posted: Pentax Q7 Real-world Samples Gallery (135 comments in total)

I cannot understand... Nikon 1 gives much better quality with the same price and size... Why bother buying Pentax Q?

Link | Posted on Jul 4, 2013 at 08:24 UTC as 24th comment | 7 replies
On article Olympus to axe V-series point-and-shoot cameras (124 comments in total)

Let's face it... Nobody needs THAT large amount of camera models as we have now... Really... The number of models can be easily truncated to a 1/4 of what market is filled with now. And nobody needs that frequent updates of all those models. A firm that will realize that will cut her losses greatly. Yes, I think net sales will go a bit down too, but net income will surely rise.

That crazy race should end for the sake of everyone!

Link | Posted on May 16, 2013 at 21:06 UTC as 30th comment | 1 reply
On article Photoshop CC: Adobe responds to reaction (1841 comments in total)

I've created a thread about PS alternatives in "PC Talk" forum here. Welcome, if you have something to share with others - where to move to?

Link | Posted on May 8, 2013 at 09:52 UTC as 542nd comment
On article Photoshop CC: Adobe responds to reaction (1841 comments in total)

What can I say... This is a GREAT chance for other program makers to move forward and become a new de-facto image editing standard software. Let's see who will try to make that move... I don't believe noone will try.

And hey, Topaz, time to make your plugins available in different formats, not only PS! ;)

Link | Posted on May 8, 2013 at 09:18 UTC as 552nd comment
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wootpile: This is what happens when everyone is using pirated copies.

True! At the early 2000s they began to hunt pirates in Russia. And guess what? Their income in Russia rapidly declined, because the overall popularity of their products decreased. They understood their mistake and stopped the pirate hunt program back then.

No pirated photoshop will leave them with 1/3 of users. This will rise popularity of other programs, people will begin using, learning, liking alternatives... This is the path adobe is taking now... Soon you'll hear words like "back when photoshop was popular...". This only leads to adobe to death.

Link | Posted on May 7, 2013 at 15:49 UTC
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PaulSnowcat: Well... I've been using Photoshop since version 3.0 (1994). A glorious software indeed. Well, looks like it's time to move forward and find another program. I am not gonna give my files away to Adobe clouds...

But I'll need to pay LOTS of money. I am using CS2 now and I am happy with it. With the subscription I'll be paying and paying and paying. I was going to upgrade to CS7... But that won't happen of course...

Link | Posted on May 7, 2013 at 15:20 UTC

Well... I've been using Photoshop since version 3.0 (1994). A glorious software indeed. Well, looks like it's time to move forward and find another program. I am not gonna give my files away to Adobe clouds...

Link | Posted on May 7, 2013 at 14:45 UTC as 267th comment | 2 replies

Looks like SOONY NEX... Why buy something like NEX, when I can buy NEX itself? :)

Link | Posted on Apr 12, 2013 at 09:33 UTC as 13th comment | 6 replies

Climbing The Great Pyramid will not harm it of course! What harms it is Kairo's dirty air, not a photographer.

As for Egyptian laws, well, I see no ethical matter not to disobey them if you dare. Because
1)This monuments were built by long-ago-extinct race, not by modern Egyptians, this does not harm anyone's religious feelings
2)That guards there are OFFERING everyone to climb the pyramids for some sum of money. Not to the top, but still they do. (I was there)

So, what can I say? Only - thanks for great pictures.

Link | Posted on Mar 28, 2013 at 13:51 UTC as 15th comment | 2 replies
On article Samsung Galaxy Note II camera review (83 comments in total)

I liked Note 1 better. It's 16:10 form factor is MUCH more useful then 16:9 of Note 2...

Link | Posted on Mar 23, 2013 at 21:53 UTC as 46th comment | 1 reply

Well... Dropped into seawater - that's 100% death of a lens. They RESURRECTED it! Resurrection is... well... magic :) If boiling is needed for this magic, what's wrong about it? They've done it, right? The lens is working after this magic. So why complain?

Link | Posted on Mar 19, 2013 at 06:33 UTC as 54th comment | 3 replies
On article First Impressions: Metabones Speed Booster (356 comments in total)

Hmmm will they do such a thing for Nikon mount lenses too?

Link | Posted on Feb 1, 2013 at 09:10 UTC as 82nd comment | 1 reply

4.8-6.7??? O M G :(

Link | Posted on Jan 30, 2013 at 10:48 UTC as 12th comment | 1 reply

Those 4/3 lenses re just great. Maybe the best out there... But how many users still work with 4/3 system? They've scammed us with that E5, that actually was a E3Mk2, nothing more... And now they expect someone to come back? Well, a few would. But very few.

And of something is made for a very few ppl, that something will be VERY expensive I afraid ><

Link | Posted on Aug 20, 2012 at 09:29 UTC as 12th comment | 2 replies
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PaulSnowcat: The Starfish Story
Original Story by: Loren Eisley

One day a man was walking along the beach when he noticed
a boy picking something up and gently throwing it into the ocean.

Approaching the boy, he asked, What are you doing?

The youth replied, Throwing starfish back into the ocean.
The surf is up and the tide is going out. If I don't throw them back, they'll die.

Son, the man said, don't you realize there are miles and miles of beach and hundreds of starfish?
You can't make a difference!

After listening politely, the boy bent down, picked up another starfish,
and threw it back into the surf. Then, smiling at the man, he said -
I made a difference for that one.

I prefer to be in that boy's shoes, rather then be like that "wise" man.

Link | Posted on Jul 31, 2012 at 09:50 UTC
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