zoranT

Lives in Germany Berlin, Germany
Joined on Nov 15, 2007

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minababe: In answer to people saying how tribalism and racism are a part of human nature, just know that this is a classic tactic apologists of these ideologies resort to to defend the indefensible. It's called normalization. By taking something and making it seem like it's a "fact of life" or "human nature" or "in our genes", they are trying to get everyone to adjust to their skewed perspective as some kind of norm.

Because so many apologists are resorting to the act of normalization, these types of tweets and photos cannot be tweeted and shared enough. Racism, xenophobia and intolerance are not "norms", a fact of life, an indelible part of the human condition or "reality". They stem from the minds of individuals who are racist, xenophobic and intolerant and encourage this state of mind in others. If we don't counter this type of nonsense, we're going to allow these types of people with their skewed mindsets to redefine reality for the rest of us in the same way the Nazis did in the 1930s.

There is no such thing as human nature. There is nature, and there is the fact what you make of it. If you believe that killing each other represents nature better, go for it. The simple fact that civilization exists and that "nature" can be overcome, should be revealing. To some. Others may take it for granted that they comment via computer about these matters.

Link | Posted on Aug 18, 2017 at 14:23 UTC
On article Google AI adds detail to low-resolution images (149 comments in total)
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Fazal Majid: A more accurate headline is "Google algorithm invents plausible-looking detail out of thin air"

"Google algorithm invents plausible-looking detail out of thin hair"

Link | Posted on Feb 13, 2017 at 16:59 UTC
On article Google Pixel XL camera review (200 comments in total)
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zoranT: "currently offers the best camera image quality in smartphones"

Why do they always seem to exclude the Pana CM1 in those kind of statements? Only because it s got a larger sensor, it s not regarded as a smartphone?

S Yu In my view it is beyond competition. I m using RAW with it, so I don t care about JPG engine, video is alright. It doesn t have stabilization and for Mobile nerds it s too bulky, this is why it s not selling. But it s half the price of today s flagship phones, and with a leica lens I m not complaining. In low light, because of lack of stabilization, I think it it s on par with current small sensor phones, cause stab gains you a few stops. In normal light it s still better than anything else phone-like IMO. My position is: it s all about the sensor first. You need clean data to process with.

Link | Posted on Jan 7, 2017 at 13:58 UTC
On article Google Pixel XL camera review (200 comments in total)

"currently offers the best camera image quality in smartphones"

Why do they always seem to exclude the Pana CM1 in those kind of statements? Only because it s got a larger sensor, it s not regarded as a smartphone?

Link | Posted on Dec 25, 2016 at 01:10 UTC as 25th comment | 3 replies

Why do the Americans get it cheaper? Not fair!

Link | Posted on Oct 6, 2016 at 17:05 UTC as 56th comment | 6 replies
On article Google Pixel tops DxOMark's Mobile rankings (116 comments in total)

The best mobile chart is meaningless unless they test the Panasonic Lumix DMC-CM1 with its 1" type sensor. What's the point of these claims when they do not include big sensor mobile phones? I cannot understand this. They haven't even tested the good old Nokia N8 & Co, as a reference point. These are certainly sub-standard phones, but the camera modules should be able to compete even with current top scorers.

Link | Posted on Oct 6, 2016 at 09:49 UTC as 3rd comment

Getty is the Trump of the photo business. Disgusting bullies.

Link | Posted on Jul 30, 2016 at 10:48 UTC as 17th comment

Compact, yes, but not pocketable (pants)

http://j.mp/1RmHwUg#sthash.jcxs0gTP.dpuf

so, I d rather go with an APS-C sensor with pancake lens, about the same compactness, and comes much cheaper. Depends how much someone wants to pay for impressive 18mm focal length feature.

Link | Posted on Feb 24, 2016 at 11:23 UTC as 28th comment | 2 replies
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forpetessake: Sony might have made the most technical advances. But in the end of the day it's the pictures that matter. And honestly looking at all those samples it's hard to deny the two Canons the most pleasing colors and tonality, far better than Sony.

You use the term color in an absolute sense, as if you had to stick with a manufacturer's choice of color rendering & profiles. You can generate any colors with any camera in RAW.

Link | Posted on Nov 26, 2015 at 09:55 UTC

Canon is like a market troll, as if they didn t seem to mean what they produce - unless it s a DSLR.

Link | Posted on Oct 13, 2015 at 12:43 UTC as 35th comment
On article Ricoh GR II: What's new and what does it mean? (207 comments in total)

They put stabilization in anything. Why not here? With OIS and good video specs this would be a genius street allrounder. Sad. What a miss. Perhaps Nikon will come up with a more interesting update for the competitor camera.

Link | Posted on Jun 18, 2015 at 10:24 UTC as 31st comment | 3 replies
On article Sigma dp0 Quattro announced with 14mm F4 lens (138 comments in total)

I wonder how this resonates among landscape photographers since Canon and Sony have already launched the high MP attack (A7 R etc.).

Link | Posted on Feb 10, 2015 at 10:09 UTC as 27th comment | 4 replies

This is by far the most impressive announcement by Panasonic. instead of shovin a pocket cam and a phone in your trousers, you just have one thing for everyday purpose. And for serious photography, bigger cameras are required anyway. it is only too expensive.

Link | Posted on Sep 16, 2014 at 08:08 UTC as 51st comment
On article Very flashy: Ricoh unveils Pentax K-S1 DSLR (197 comments in total)

It should have speakers and you should be able to listen to music while shooting.

Link | Posted on Aug 28, 2014 at 01:12 UTC as 63rd comment

Finally a Canon innovation, superzoom with a curved lens. Love it. -- Guys?

Link | Posted on Jul 29, 2014 at 08:04 UTC as 51st comment
On article Leica T (Typ 701) First Impressions Review (2257 comments in total)
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zoranT: Liers. They try to cash in on their legacy as long as possible - I honestly feel sorry for folks who run around with Leica digital compact cameras. They pay so much money and are cheated into believing it's worth it.

Because it is useful?

Link | Posted on Jul 25, 2014 at 09:47 UTC
On article Leica T (Typ 701) First Impressions Review (2257 comments in total)
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zoranT: Liers. They try to cash in on their legacy as long as possible - I honestly feel sorry for folks who run around with Leica digital compact cameras. They pay so much money and are cheated into believing it's worth it.

If you subjectify everything ("liking"), you can justify anything. I reach judgement by comparing things. If other people don t do it, they are entitled to do so, but that doesn t mean they are right.

Link | Posted on Jul 24, 2014 at 16:04 UTC
On article Nikon 1 V3 Review (651 comments in total)

"We at Nikon think that our brand has such a strong standing that we can put out any product at any price and customers will buy it."

www.learning-from-leica.com

Link | Posted on Jul 17, 2014 at 08:34 UTC as 61st comment | 2 replies

With Leica, the term "charging" I rarely associate with batteries.

Link | Posted on Jun 15, 2014 at 07:55 UTC as 31st comment | 1 reply
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