nevada5

nevada5

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Fog Maker: Fake or real... None of them is proper representation of how we actually see the world

Per your linked definition: the blurred quality or effect seen in the out-of-focus portion of a photograph...

Bokeh is the aesthetic quality of the out-of-focus area. You can have nice bokeh, smooth bokeh, jittery bokeh, etc. But you can't have a lot of bokeh, you can't have a photo with bokeh - that makes no sense.

Link | Posted on Apr 16, 2018 at 17:42 UTC
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Fog Maker: Fake or real... None of them is proper representation of how we actually see the world

It's not bokeh. An out-of-focus area of an image is not bokeh.

Link | Posted on Apr 14, 2018 at 00:52 UTC

It's all about trails. Just a few photographers using tripods, lined up on a trail that's 4 feet wide - duh!

Link | Posted on Jan 31, 2018 at 22:09 UTC as 33rd comment
On article Have Your Say 2017: the winners (202 comments in total)
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RadPhoto: I own the Nikon D850 and I love it.

I don't own it and I love that I don't.

Link | Posted on Jan 6, 2018 at 21:43 UTC

DPR - need to serve some cheese here - you know, to go with all the whine.

Link | Posted on Jan 3, 2018 at 02:43 UTC as 5th comment

What's an iPhone?

Link | Posted on Dec 29, 2017 at 02:13 UTC as 39th comment | 2 replies

Or, next time you buy pants, get the kind with pockets.

Link | Posted on Dec 18, 2017 at 20:09 UTC as 3rd comment

I was glad to see most of the comments here, cause after perusing the images I wondered what I was missing - or had I become jaded? Nothing inspiring.

Link | Posted on Sep 17, 2017 at 01:54 UTC as 53rd comment
On article Photo story of the week: Torment (74 comments in total)

I like it a lot. That's all that matters to me.

Link | Posted on Jul 23, 2017 at 21:56 UTC as 7th comment
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Xeexon: We did this to ourselves. We were whiny, ungrateful, hyper-critical trolls who loved dpreview so much that we destroyed it via the comments section.

This is why we can't have nice things.

Well, this and the bed-wetting thing.

Link | Posted on Jul 18, 2017 at 23:55 UTC
On article All about that lens: Sony Cyber-shot RX10 III review (484 comments in total)

I was perusing the review here of the Panasonic LX10 and it's noted there:
"The LX10 repeats Panasonic's odd decision to put a marked aperture ring on a camera with a variable maximum aperture." And it's brought up again, listed as a "con" on the conclusion page. AND, in their conclusion, "an aperture ring with F-number markings on a variable aperture camera makes no sense."

They really seem to see this as a big negative - but when Sony does it, not a word about it.

Or - did I miss something???

Link | Posted on Dec 26, 2016 at 08:30 UTC as 22nd comment | 3 replies

I'm waiting for the RX1R II RR2 IV RX. How many is that?

Link | Posted on Dec 21, 2015 at 16:55 UTC as 66th comment | 2 replies

I can coax nice results from a 1/1.7 BSI sensor but I've never gotten good results with a 1/2.3 sensor. Use the bigger sensor in a super-zoom? 1" sensor requires a camera that's too bulky for me. Oh well. Maybe next time.

Link | Posted on Jul 17, 2015 at 01:29 UTC as 43rd comment | 2 replies
On article Ricoh GR II: What's new and what does it mean? (207 comments in total)

I'd have been pleased with nothing more than a tilt screen. I'm not a fan of add-on viewfinders. However a tilting LCD screen makes shooting so much easier in bright sunlight and makes those odd shooting positions do-able. Oh well.

Link | Posted on Jun 22, 2015 at 02:17 UTC as 12th comment
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nevada5: As with predecessors, a great design. But in front of that technology you need a great lens, and that's where Sony falls short. I bought the II model and found what some other owners reported, the lens is soft away from the center. Perhaps it's copy variation, but I can't afford to buy and re-sell in the event I don't get lucky.

I have one of those sharp-from-corner-to-corner-even-wide-open lenses. It's on a lowly Nikon P330. Fantastic sensor or fantastic lens, pick one cause you can't have both. Sigh.

Link | Posted on Jun 10, 2015 at 20:56 UTC

As with predecessors, a great design. But in front of that technology you need a great lens, and that's where Sony falls short. I bought the II model and found what some other owners reported, the lens is soft away from the center. Perhaps it's copy variation, but I can't afford to buy and re-sell in the event I don't get lucky.

Link | Posted on Jun 10, 2015 at 20:42 UTC as 71st comment | 7 replies

Very informative article, thank you for the work put into it.

Link | Posted on Apr 28, 2015 at 01:26 UTC as 132nd comment
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ag80: I'm not judging if price is right. But the value of this photo is not about canyon which has already been photographed many times, but about the genuine moment. It's a unique moment in time when dust formed a shape of a 'phantom' in the ray of light. Do other photos that were claimed to be the same have that? Can you repeat that easily by just driving there and sitting all day waiting for the 'right light'? Nope.
What makes it art too is the ability of author to recognize a strange play of light quickly and press the button. It may also be random and could be discovered later, but that doesn't make it any worse. Somehow good 'random' photos happen to good photographers a lot more often.
So if you bring that shadow of a phantom in any less picturesque surrounding or convert to color back it would still be interesting and unique by itself.

I've shot Antelope Canyon - upper and lower - 3 times. At or near noon the sun will provide the beam of light as shown. You have someone stand in a crevice and throw dust into the light. Lots of photogs do the same thing there. It's fun and creates drama. I'll have to check my archives and look for the right phantom. Maybe I'm rich??? I'm calling my realtor.

Link | Posted on Dec 11, 2014 at 22:56 UTC
On article Fujifilm X30 First Impressions Review (477 comments in total)

Several times, with the X20 I clicked "add to cart", but the words "Tends to smudge fine details (even at ISO 100)" kept me from purchasing. I can compromise on a lot, but not IQ.

Now I read that the guts of the X30 remain the same as the X20. Ughhh!

Link | Posted on Aug 26, 2014 at 06:06 UTC as 156th comment | 1 reply
On article onOne Software's Perfect Effects 8 available for free (113 comments in total)

I just downloaded it and had a go with it. Some very useful filters there. I don't use filters as a rule, but included here are some B/W, tonal, contrast masking, etc filters - very usable stuff.

While installing I got a pop-up that my video card was not sufficient to run the program. I clicked OK and I figured the install would abort. But it continued and the program runs perfectly.

Link | Posted on May 6, 2014 at 01:20 UTC as 40th comment
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