Lajos Hajdu

Lives in Hungary Budapest, Hungary
Joined on Mar 1, 2004

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photo_rb: This guys says it pretty good.

https://daringfireball.net/linked/2017/09/22/dxo-ratings-are-horseshit

That article flatly discards any objective camera test on the grounds that photography is a subjective art. Yes the photos are, but why do you deny that many aspects of a camera, such as features, sharpness, lens quality etc. can and should be measured objectively?

Link | Posted on Oct 4, 2017 at 05:36 UTC
On article Canon EOS Rebel SL2 sample gallery (229 comments in total)
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photomedium: Don't see anything here that was worth the extra weight and 700 bucks on top of an iphone.
How many more galleries of bbqs, breweries, random street junk and free-spirited tattooed girls from the northwest do we need to be subjected to before they come to the painful realization that this kind of photography is over?

"Don't see anything here that was worth the extra weight and 700 bucks on top of an iphone" - Are you joking? Have you ever heard about background blur? Shallow depth of field? High ISO image quality?

Link | Posted on Aug 12, 2017 at 05:29 UTC
On article Canon EOS 6D Mark II Review (1129 comments in total)
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seloo: I think that Dpreview should change its name to "DRreview". The only weakness Canon cameras have in comparison to the competition is that the viewfinder autofocus is not as good. Rest is to each photographers taste,style etc. Some photographer might prefer Canon's strengths as a whole system irreplaceable by other brands which still doesn't make Canon best or much better Camera than others. Stop the p*ss race and enjoy photography with whatever camera you can afford.

??? How can you belittle the importance of RAW adjustment latitude? The DR issue is VERY significant to all serious photographers who shoot RAW.

Link | Posted on Aug 9, 2017 at 09:11 UTC
On article Panasonic Lumix FZ80/FZ82 real world samples gallery (78 comments in total)
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Triplet Perar: Is this 1" sensor camera? (I am confused with Panasonic's naming schemes.)

No. That's the FZ1000 - 2500 line (if you want big zoom, too).

Link | Posted on May 2, 2017 at 05:13 UTC
On photo Thunderheads With Egret in the Wings challenge (33 comments in total)
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Steve Bingham: A composite . . . regardless of your story. However, I love it, along with other composites on your web site. And who cares? A have made, and sold, dozens of composites. By studying the light and DOF it is often possible to see a composite - buy why? It is a beautiful image with the possible exception of the composition being a little off. Keep cranking! Nice work.

I care. By your logic, there's no need to go out and shoot at all. Just download a few images from the net and combine their content to make something nice-looking. That's not photography.

Link | Posted on Apr 29, 2017 at 10:52 UTC
On photo Thunderheads With Egret in the Wings challenge (33 comments in total)

Making an image in front of a computer screen using content from several photos is not photography. You may call it digital art, but it's not photography. And lying abut it - that's utterly despicable.

Link | Posted on Apr 29, 2017 at 10:49 UTC as 3rd comment

Interesting product but I find the usage examples in the video utterly unrealistic. On at least two occasions, the device is placed on a few square inches of rock from where it would certainly be thrown off by wind.

Link | Posted on Jan 5, 2017 at 20:27 UTC as 10th comment | 1 reply
On photo Moonrise over Lake Superior in the Random Items - Challenge 24 challenge (19 comments in total)
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bikinchris: Excellent image! Those who voted it low should be VERY ashamed.

I disagree. Both shots alone are technically good but uninteresting; and the two merged together is just interesting digital art made in Photoshop, not more.

Link | Posted on Sep 13, 2016 at 04:34 UTC
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Lajos Hajdu: "Contest is open only to individuals who (...) reside in the 50 United States, India, Canada (excluding Quebec), United Kingdom, Australia, Brazil, Italy, China, Japan, Germany, France, Indonesia, Spain, Malaysia, Mexico, Singapore, Hong Kong, Switzerland and Taiwan."

What the hell? What could be the reason for excluding all other countries, such as (in my case) Hungary?

... we even have a local edition of NG magazine... :(

Link | Posted on Sep 11, 2016 at 18:23 UTC

"Contest is open only to individuals who (...) reside in the 50 United States, India, Canada (excluding Quebec), United Kingdom, Australia, Brazil, Italy, China, Japan, Germany, France, Indonesia, Spain, Malaysia, Mexico, Singapore, Hong Kong, Switzerland and Taiwan."

What the hell? What could be the reason for excluding all other countries, such as (in my case) Hungary?

Link | Posted on Sep 11, 2016 at 18:21 UTC as 30th comment | 2 replies
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noflashplease: The dual camera concept is going to be a depreciated gimmick before Apple brings their own rendition of the concept to market. As it is, the pseudo-bokeh of this Chinese smartphone looks dreadfully artificial and the price seems rather alarming for a phone with a Mediatek processor. All the same, it's interesting to see any new concept in the increasingly dull smartphone market. Maybe the concept will work better in succeeding generations, or maybe it will be dropped? Either way, this seems like a lot of money for Chinese hardware.

Err, have you checked the performance of that chipset? You should. :) You should also reconsider your prejudices against Chinese tech, especially because most stuff you use or wear was made in China.

Link | Posted on Jul 28, 2016 at 12:01 UTC
On article Hands-on with the Sony a7S II (288 comments in total)
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nimrod1212: I'd sacrifice 5 axis stabilization for a much better codec. The S-Log profiles are kind of wasted given the bandwidth limitations of crappy XAVC-S, a prosumer version of XAVC. If they had just added in-camera video recording at 10-bit / 4:2:2 to the A7S II, I'd buy the damn thing. Not sure why this is not the case considering 50% of the customer base is apparently professional videographers. You can't even use the argument of protecting so-called "higher end" models, since the Sony PXW-X70 does this already to SDXC cards using XAVC long GOP, and that camera is $1000 cheaper! That great sensor is effectively crippled by dumbed-down XAVC-S. To cap it all there is STILL only 8-bit output via HDMI. Guess I'll hang on to the GH4 system a while longer.

Sensor size is irrelevant? Only if you care about specifications and not image / video quality.

Link | Posted on Oct 19, 2015 at 14:56 UTC
On photo VIKING CHURCH in the Places of worship in a non-urban setting challenge (16 comments in total)

This is a rather average shot. Horrible oversaturation does not make a good photo.

Link | Posted on Oct 14, 2015 at 16:50 UTC as 2nd comment
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Luisifer: Imho photography (and the most landscape photography) has three main points. Impressive place (and together impressive angle of view to scene), impressive light, technical quality (technical quality is about correct stitching too).

So there is interesting place (but it is only half truth because thanks to the technique it is not interesting angle of view to scene). Very important is that interesting light is not possible to capture with this kind of scene capturing. Technical quality is only in x and y numbers but with errors in stitching it is not real technical quality as it sounds from resolution parameter.

It's quite pity from point of view how much effortlessly it took.

I found only positive point that it is not with some disgustingly tone mapping (maybe thanks to the x and y parameters which are not supported in HDRsw).

I don't see that it would be good path for Photography at all.

My thoughts exactly.

Link | Posted on Jun 4, 2015 at 17:24 UTC

That's stupid. It's just a technological demonstration. True photography is not about mega-giga-uber-pixels but recognizing a unique and/or beautiful subject or unusual perspective, and CREATING a striking image.

Link | Posted on Jun 4, 2015 at 17:23 UTC as 13th comment | 2 replies

"which bares a striking resemblance" - bears, not bares.

Link | Posted on Apr 9, 2015 at 09:15 UTC as 12th comment | 1 reply
On photo Granny Loves Theo in the Woman in black and white challenge (13 comments in total)

This is great.

Link | Posted on Mar 13, 2015 at 04:17 UTC as 12th comment
On article Little beauty: Nordin Seruyan's macro images (352 comments in total)
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Lajos Hajdu: Come on, guys.

1. Does anyone believe that no. 8, for example, is not fake?
2. Google the definition of "kitsch".

Gskolenda, what on Earth do you mean? Many of the guy's photos are clearly Photoshopped. That small fluff can never carry the weight of a damselfly, let alone a small snail (in the guy's gallery). Many other images obviously arouse the suspicion of dead or tampered insects. Even the colors are totally unrealistic. In my book, THAT is feckless, not my judgement. No serious nature photography exhibition (e.g. National Geographic) would accept many of these images. And I say this as a person whose insect macro won second place and was exhibited in Central Europe's most prestigious nature photography competitions. Photo here: http://www.pbase.com/laja30/image/135881774

Link | Posted on May 11, 2014 at 03:04 UTC
On article Little beauty: Nordin Seruyan's macro images (352 comments in total)

Come on, guys.

1. Does anyone believe that no. 8, for example, is not fake?
2. Google the definition of "kitsch".

Link | Posted on May 10, 2014 at 14:30 UTC as 91st comment | 3 replies
On article Photographing bubbles, one bubble at a time (74 comments in total)

I did something similar several years ago and may try again...
http://www.pbase.com/laja30/image/155013774

Link | Posted on Mar 29, 2014 at 08:52 UTC as 50th comment
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