Mr.NoFlash

Lives in Germany The land with the most stupid Chancellor, Germany
Joined on Jun 12, 2004
About me:

I use two mirrorless systems and 4/3.

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AS a Samsung and 4/3 camara owner,
my opinion:

negative:
* Panasonic really leaves the serious market

but:

* The Panny cameras will continue to work ( My Samsung´s do not complain that no new ones are produced )

* The new manufacturer YI may slowly replace Panasonic, so m43 may be not weakened

Link | Posted on Mar 27, 2017 at 20:28 UTC as 100th comment | 2 replies

Flickr makes a big error regarding Samsung Mirrorless, resulting that 99% of the Samsung NX photos in Flickr are not counted in the mirrorless graph, and Samsung is missing in the mirrorless graph. I quote dpreview user wictred:
"Apart from the NX10 and NX1000, there are no mirrorless Samsung cameras in ( the flickr Samsung camera database ) there. Looks like the exif information of other Samsung NX cameras is not counted towards Samsung by flickr. This makes the original article pretty useless "
Source:
http://www.dpreview.com/forums/post/55102122

Link | Posted on Jan 17, 2015 at 11:28 UTC as 55th comment
On article Olympus to axe V-series point-and-shoot cameras (124 comments in total)
In reply to:

fmian: Lets face it, serious camera users and knowledgeable professionals don't buy Olympus anymore. They used to, with the four thirds lineup, and Olympus all but ditched that to start making inferior toy cameras with the pen range. It took years of minor updates and cameras made for the dumb masses that just look 'cute' next to an SLR, before they got to the OMD stage. And even the OMD is only half the camera that the top end four thirds body ever was, and they still can't design it to fit and control in the hand properly.
Now Olympus has to pay professionals to go around telling people to buy their gear to generate false word of mouth.
They used to be well regarded with their compact cameras that felt good in the hand, but now, save for a few models, most of their point and shoots seem cheap and plasticky.
Olympus has put themselves in this position by alienating their users.
Lumix is a higher regarded and more asked for name than Olympus, and Lumix isn't even the name of the company.

No many pro's go mirrorless, but most of those which go mirrorless, go m43, and half of those go OMD. Its is easy to find 10 Pro's in the m43 talk forum, but not at Nex, Sony (Nex) has no good lens lineup and no fast AF ( and those 2 parameters are even worse at canon M and I dont see Pro's who use nikon-1 ). OK then there is Fuji and samsung, but those have a general smaller mirrorless market share ( but bigger P&S market share ). I agree that the buttons on the OMD are small, everything is a compromise, perhaps Oly makes bigger buttons in a future version. Mirrorless has a big future because the mirror is not necessary anymore to get good pictures ( except for sports ).

Link | Posted on May 17, 2013 at 11:05 UTC
On article Google+ houses healthy community for photographers (88 comments in total)
In reply to:

Mr.NoFlash: This article reads like a advertisement for google-plus,
The incredible size of the thumpnails - blabla - but not word about the terms of service on the first page, then on the second page a quote Getty ( a company which may buy images from google ) says the TOS would be OK
and this way everything is ok.

Nonsense. Getty is not a group of photographers. Read the TOS, that is the key.
" you give Google (and those we work with) a worldwide license to use, host, store, reproduce, modify, create derivative works .... "

Then there is some relevation " only to improve services "

but maybe google will make arbitrary services ( printing service, ad delivery service,.. ) in the future.

Very fishy.
Regards.

@jquagga:

"you retain ownership" only means that you still can copy your photos and also publish these somewhere else, that would go without saying.

But google could use it for any of its services in the future, poster print service ( who earns the money then ? do you get a share of it ? probably no ), picture services for internet advertising, postcard printing with your photos and customers text, .. they can call every business they do a service... Google will be domain registrar for tens of new generic Top Level Domains and perhaps will supply cloud storage, will the customers be able to use the photos in their websites ( because those are a google service )? If they do and you dont agree, you will need a good lawyer - google already has good lawyers.

If the service would be limited to "social network service" ( currently called googleplus ) .... but its not restricted.

In addition to that for the resizing of images google does not need the right to "create derivative works"

Link | Posted on Oct 17, 2012 at 01:17 UTC
On article Google+ houses healthy community for photographers (88 comments in total)

This article reads like a advertisement for google-plus,
The incredible size of the thumpnails - blabla - but not word about the terms of service on the first page, then on the second page a quote Getty ( a company which may buy images from google ) says the TOS would be OK
and this way everything is ok.

Nonsense. Getty is not a group of photographers. Read the TOS, that is the key.
" you give Google (and those we work with) a worldwide license to use, host, store, reproduce, modify, create derivative works .... "

Then there is some relevation " only to improve services "

but maybe google will make arbitrary services ( printing service, ad delivery service,.. ) in the future.

Very fishy.
Regards.

Link | Posted on Oct 16, 2012 at 18:14 UTC as 38th comment | 4 replies

Who bought it while the rebate month ? Am I the only one ? If you bought it, please enter here
http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/read.asp?forum=1006&message=38911385
so we can watch how the others make use of it in their image posts.

Link | Posted on Jul 16, 2011 at 15:43 UTC as 7th comment
On photo YOUNG ROBIN in the Nature pictures of the summer 2010 challenge (2 comments in total)

Wow, perfect photo

Link | Posted on Aug 22, 2010 at 22:31 UTC as 2nd comment
On photo Up Bee in the Nature pictures of the summer 2010 challenge (1 comment in total)

Nice, but I would have cropped it in a different way

Link | Posted on Aug 22, 2010 at 22:29 UTC as 1st comment
On photo Summer Love in the Nature pictures of the summer 2010 challenge (2 comments in total)

Not my favoirite subject, but a very good photo. Good that you found that situation and did have all needed to make this photo

Link | Posted on Aug 22, 2010 at 22:29 UTC as 2nd comment
On photo P1040405-3 in the Nature pictures of the summer 2010 challenge (1 comment in total)

Nice Area, but the colors in the darker area are dull, and I woould have photographed the plants more from below.

Link | Posted on Aug 22, 2010 at 22:27 UTC as 1st comment
On photo First Mini Rose of the summer in the Nature pictures of the summer 2010 challenge (1 comment in total)

I like the Rose and the colrs, but the rose should not be in the middle. I would crop it in a differnt way.

Link | Posted on Aug 22, 2010 at 22:26 UTC as 1st comment
On photo Cooling the barn in the No Nudity challenge (1 comment in total)

I like the composition and the sky colors, and the idea

Link | Posted on Aug 22, 2010 at 21:29 UTC as 1st comment
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