PaulSnowcat

PaulSnowcat

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-7II.

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Disney ruined Lucasfilms and Star Wars. Now it's Neational Geographic turn to be ruined. Just "great"!

Link | Posted on Dec 16, 2017 at 11:24 UTC as 15th comment | 6 replies
On article A fully loaded iMac Pro will cost you $13,200 (501 comments in total)

MADNESS

Link | Posted on Dec 15, 2017 at 08:37 UTC as 56th comment
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PaulSnowcat: Damn it! If you go to a region with polar bears you ALWAYS have a gun. That's a rule. They could shoot any sea animal, which are too fast/too strong for a starving bear to catch and offer him plenty of food. Or, as a last option, they at least could shoot him to discontinue his suffering. Instead they've made an advertisement from a tragedy. These people have no hearts :(

A person will find thousand excuses is he doesn't want to do something. People have a great advantage over any animal - a very active and cunning brain. How one use it - just to film a suffering animal and leave it alone to die in pain and suffering or to film it and then give it a second chance to live - is up to him. I know that I would do my best to help this poor bear if I was in this situation.

Link | Posted on Dec 12, 2017 at 22:18 UTC

Damn it! If you go to a region with polar bears you ALWAYS have a gun. That's a rule. They could shoot any sea animal, which are too fast/too strong for a starving bear to catch and offer him plenty of food. Or, as a last option, they at least could shoot him to discontinue his suffering. Instead they've made an advertisement from a tragedy. These people have no hearts :(

Link | Posted on Dec 12, 2017 at 08:46 UTC as 44th comment | 3 replies
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tassienick: 300g for a fast 75mm that covers a medium format (digital) frame?

That's awfully impressive if the quality is even half decent...

Yep I know, still lenses from that time with little number of lenses were VERY small and light. And give interesting pictures.

Link | Posted on Dec 8, 2017 at 10:40 UTC
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tassienick: 300g for a fast 75mm that covers a medium format (digital) frame?

That's awfully impressive if the quality is even half decent...

This is... um... a heavy lens. Here is old (1950s) Meyer Optik Tioplan 75 lens, with full real MF coverage. http://www.alphatraveller.org/gallery/i.php?/upload/2015/03/07/20150307093616-6a71e38d-me.jpg
I use such lenses with SONY cameras :) They give pretty impressive results.

Link | Posted on Dec 8, 2017 at 06:03 UTC

Very inspiring!

Link | Posted on Dec 6, 2017 at 21:07 UTC as 41st comment

This only proves one thing. The technology has developed far beyond needs of an ordinary men and manufacturers are INVENTING new unusual and mostly unneeded features for their new products to stand out of the crowd. Then they begin to hypnotize us to make us believe that we need this things.

Link | Posted on Dec 1, 2017 at 22:48 UTC as 59th comment | 1 reply
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PaulSnowcat: Hmmm... Is Pentax Q death not enough to show that ILC with small sensors cannot survive in today's market, full of smartphones?

@Ergo607, read the whole article, it is not optimistic at all... Many rumors and even prototypes never see the actual market...

Link | Posted on Nov 29, 2017 at 08:20 UTC

Hmmm... Is Pentax Q death not enough to show that ILC with small sensors cannot survive in today's market, full of smartphones?

Link | Posted on Nov 29, 2017 at 07:46 UTC as 33rd comment | 6 replies

I've shoot with it today. It is THE best Sony's camera including A9 (which I also tried today, it was a special SONY club event). A7RIII is veeery impressive, and it even has the best ergonomics of all E cameras. ALMOST good grip at last, lol!

BUT I was told by a man close to SONY that an even more impressive, even fantastic camera is coming, and it will be called A7SIII.

Unfortunately, all these cameras are too expensive for me...

Link | Posted on Nov 25, 2017 at 21:44 UTC as 44th comment

Frankly speaking all 3 of them are not impressive at all... Obviously they were not judged as artistic pictures.

Link | Posted on Nov 23, 2017 at 19:17 UTC as 32nd comment | 1 reply
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Richard Kwon: I bought all of my Nikon mount Sigmas at a unprecedented 30% off on Ebay! Used of course :)
They are sharp lenses but every one of them needed to be micro adjusted... It's great after the adjustments!

That's why they were sold perhaps... People were too lazy to fine tune them for their own cameras and preferred to sell them.

Link | Posted on Nov 22, 2017 at 11:34 UTC

Here is the chance to get 50-100 for everyone who was complaining about the price. It is THE LENS, truly, a masterpiece!

Link | Posted on Nov 21, 2017 at 11:12 UTC as 6th comment | 1 reply

Why 18:9??? 16:9 is long enough, even too long, I prefer 16:10 even! 18:9 is WAY too long! This make 6" screen to be a small one, there is a GREAT difference between 6" 16:9 (which is minimal comfortable size for me) and 18:9 long but unnecessarily slim screen.

8GB RAM! Who needs it? I own a phone with 6GB and 4.5 of them are kept FREE, 6 is MORE then enough. Curse you, marketologists!

Link | Posted on Nov 16, 2017 at 21:22 UTC as 14th comment | 2 replies

This lens will give DOF for only 3-4 hairs to be in focus on a FF camera and headshot portrait. Is it really needed? I understand, this lens is unique and all, but is 1.4 really needed on 135mm lens?

Link | Posted on Nov 15, 2017 at 22:00 UTC as 33rd comment | 3 replies
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PaulSnowcat: I bet SOME of these D5 cameras will serve as personal cameras for some NASA big guys who like to take photos :)

Suave, this is why I said "SOME", not ALL ;)

Link | Posted on Nov 14, 2017 at 19:22 UTC

I bet SOME of these D5 cameras will serve as personal cameras for some NASA big guys who like to take photos :)

Link | Posted on Nov 14, 2017 at 12:02 UTC as 24th comment | 2 replies
On article Panasonic Lumix G9: What you need to know (245 comments in total)

Hmmm serious digital photography started for me from Panasonic FZ-10 loong ago. Before it I never abandoned my film camera. Maybe it's time to return to Panasonic again?

Link | Posted on Nov 8, 2017 at 11:29 UTC as 58th comment

Well, that's quite easy to understand. Brazil is a country with insane additional cost, added to all "white" electronics and optics that comes into the country officially. Everyone there is buying "gray" cameras. So having a division in Brazil is simply a waste of money. That's why Nikon close it.

Link | Posted on Nov 7, 2017 at 07:31 UTC as 73rd comment | 7 replies
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