gianstam

Lives in Greece Ioannina, Greece
Joined on Mar 22, 2007
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Canon G1 X, Samsung EX1, Pentax k20d, Oly E330, Canon AE1P, Nikon 990

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On article Gallery Update: Panasonic Lumix DC-G9 (93 comments in total)
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Rich Evans: If you think these images look as good as a APS-C you must be smoking something and i want that. These images have the look and feel of Micro 43: noisy, low dynamic range and poor color reproduction.

BUT, if you can't see it and all looks the same. More power to you, since you can spend less money on less powerful cameras. Oh wait, you can't cos this costs as much as a full frame camera.

Thorgrem: I think there is the word "obsession"

Link | Posted on Jan 15, 2018 at 13:39 UTC
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Ben of the North: Anyone know how to change the language of the program? My Windows is in French so the installation went French but I want it in English :(

Same here

Link | Posted on Dec 28, 2017 at 12:42 UTC
On article Olympus 17mm F1.2 Pro sample gallery (415 comments in total)
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Edmond Leung: Bokeh is still a challenge for M43 even you use this f1.2 lens.
Small sensor size is the key of the problem.

Edmond Leung
"Small sensor size is the key of the" solution for us we like to isolate subject using our skills (light, composition, lines, form, color, contrast etc) and not the lens characteristics. (Moreover anyone can buy a use a $100 50mm f1.8 on a bigger sensor to achieve small DoF).

Link | Posted on Dec 10, 2017 at 18:23 UTC
On article Canon G1 X Mark III pre-production sample gallery (133 comments in total)

What I see is
1. Excellent center sharpness
2. Very good extreme corner sharpness
3. Exceptional quality of out of focus areas
4. Good but not excellent high iso performance

I can see this camera as small wide angle tool (the long end as bonus) with Very good performance and mainly small, light and WR.
But are all of these good enough for someone who want to spend 1200$ ?

Link | Posted on Oct 30, 2017 at 19:28 UTC as 11th comment | 2 replies
On article Demo: Sony a7R III's impressive Eye AF (134 comments in total)

Someone can argue about OVF and EVF, ergonomics or battery life, accurate or pleasant colors, white or G lenses, more or less DR but the eye AF ability is more a revolution than an evolution.

Link | Posted on Oct 25, 2017 at 18:03 UTC as 17th comment | 8 replies
On article Gallery: Fujifilm X-E3 sample photos (92 comments in total)

It's obviously me but I think that this engine is different than other fuji's.

Link | Posted on Oct 19, 2017 at 17:29 UTC as 20th comment | 1 reply
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J A C S: "In low light, the sensor combines the image information captured by four neighboring pixels to increase sensitivity and reduce image noise, a process which Samsung calls Tetracell."

This is a really fancy way to say that they do NR/binning.

We'll see, but it seems that if one of these pixels "is not noise" but clear signal this info can be applied to other pixels. Of course resolution will be reduced. But this approach can reduce noise better than pixel binning. Or may be at least.

Link | Posted on Oct 11, 2017 at 16:37 UTC
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CCD FTW: Is it just me or does this series of lens seem to have really fugly bokeh? The 35mm f2 IS gallery was much the same (but more common due to longer FL and larger aperture.

The shortest review I' ve ever seen. And very very helpful.(ecka).

Link | Posted on Oct 7, 2017 at 18:27 UTC
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mike earussi: You can now buy a 100mp MF back for only $26,500 or just duplicate it for free using your present camera via pano stitching. Decisions, decisions.

Try to stich 7 frames of 24mp for a full face portrait. When you've done let us know about your results. And do it 150 times a session.

Link | Posted on Oct 4, 2017 at 05:24 UTC
On article Canon EOS Rebel SL2 / EOS 200D Review (572 comments in total)
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Ebrahim Saadawi: Anyone thought of putting an LCD loup on the LCD (which make up for AMAZING huge EVFs) and use it as a mirrorless with an articulating EVF?

I use one all the time on G1X. Very helpful for close up shots or bright days

Link | Posted on Sep 20, 2017 at 08:58 UTC

Nikon have to thanks Sony, Olympus and Fujifilm for their effort on MILCs instead of disdaining them.

Link | Posted on Sep 18, 2017 at 07:54 UTC as 96th comment
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Father Bouvier: The lens is so slow, the sensor is so tiny, I don't know what people are buying it for. Anything slower than f/2 on 1" sensor is too limiting. The f/2.4-4.0 is like f/6.5-11 on FF, the ISO 100 is like ISO 800 on FF, what are you going to shoot with it?

"what are you going to shoot with it?"
A load of scenes, subjects and kinds of photography

Link | Posted on Sep 13, 2017 at 04:14 UTC
On article Photo story of the week: Hyena at Night (101 comments in total)
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Karroly: Would have shot it with a Carl Zeiss Hyena lens...

Thanks

Link | Posted on Sep 2, 2017 at 18:57 UTC

Dear Richard... While I tend to agree with all of your thoughts I have only one "doubt".
Can just one model, which has a really small target group (FF cameras), change the game?
On the other hand: Can the DL cancelation put "Nikon on the ropes"?

Link | Posted on Aug 25, 2017 at 18:54 UTC as 71st comment | 1 reply

Why do we call him photographer?

Link | Posted on Aug 18, 2017 at 21:10 UTC as 31st comment | 2 replies
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Bing Chow: If this image didn't have Weston's name attached to it, would you think it is anything special? Often times, I wonder how much the audience is biased by attaching a famous name to the work. Whether it's a song by Pink Floyd, a movie by Chris Nolan, a work by Renoir....it's as if once your name reaches a critical point, you'll garner praise even if the work is mediocre.

The image here is somewhat interesting. The shape of the pepper and the shadows makes it look like two figures embracing. Maybe that's the genius of it. I don't know if this image helped make Weston famous, or people just give it more attention than it deserves.

Because what brings in life the work and makes it art is the artist. The art cannot exists itself.

Link | Posted on Aug 18, 2017 at 03:45 UTC
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fullstop: Don't know don't care the Kaufmann's would have left if there was no profit

Your post, before editing, was "Don't know don't care" and my very kind reaction was exactly about that.

Link | Posted on Aug 3, 2017 at 17:52 UTC
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fullstop: Don't know don't care the Kaufmann's would have left if there was no profit

So, don't post please

Link | Posted on Aug 3, 2017 at 04:36 UTC
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Aroart: Wow.. do people still use DSLR's..

No generally. Photographers do.

Link | Posted on Jul 7, 2017 at 04:48 UTC
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Cary Knoop: From the article: "4:2:2 10-bit codec is 64x as much data as before"

No it isn't!

10 bit is 4 times as much data as 8 bit and 4:2:2 is 1 1/3 times as much data as 4:2:0, so it is 5 1/3 times as much not 64 times as much.

Dear Rambalac , can you explain? What I know is that in binary system numbers up to 1 can be described using 1 digits, up to 2 2 digits, up to 4 3 digits... up to 256 can be described using 8 digits and so on. Every added digit on binary number duplicates the previous achieved total described number.
You may know the joke: There are only 10 kinds of people Those who understand binary and those who don't.

Link | Posted on May 9, 2017 at 03:17 UTC
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