cricnours

cricnours

Lives in France Paris, France
Works as a graphic designer & photographer
Has a website at www.pictory.fr
Joined on Mar 27, 2017
About me:

scambling images since 1981

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Shipping late August, AHAHAHAHAH !

let's say december... so they will bundle them with the 70 200 2,8

Link | Posted on Jul 21, 2020 at 18:26 UTC as 5th comment
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djwuk: Well, where are the lenses you would want to stick them on, along with the 50 f1.2 and 14-24? Nikon need to do better than this!

Not a problem, they dont ship the converters either

Link | Posted on Jul 21, 2020 at 18:23 UTC

AI ?
I cannot see the "Intelligence" side

But I clearly see the "Artificial" side

Link | Posted on Jul 21, 2020 at 18:19 UTC as 27th comment
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djwuk: Well, where are the lenses you would want to stick them on, along with the 50 f1.2 and 14-24? Nikon need to do better than this!

stick it on the 70 200 2,8 , is it better enough for you ?

Link | Posted on Jul 21, 2020 at 14:10 UTC
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Toni Salmonelli: "Pentax pioneered SLR cameras..."

Quite a bold statement! The SLR camera was invented and produced in various forms long before Pentax was founded. But hey, someone might actually believe it.

Please open Wikipedia and you will read that Tony is right unless you make a confusion with reflex and prism.
just search for :
Thomas Sutton & Louis Désiré Blanquart-Evrard, 1861
Ihagee Kine Exakta, Exakta Varex (first with interchangeable prism) 1936
Rectaflex 1947
Praktiflex /Praktica 1949
Contax S

All that before Pentax prototype in 1951...

Sorry

Link | Posted on Jul 17, 2020 at 17:17 UTC
On photo Sleek, Mysterious......And Fast!! in the Aviation Legends: Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird challenge (25 comments in total)
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karlgoethebier: « Afterburner pass at Oshkosh 1977» And taken with a Canon EOS 1. Makes 12 years difference. Strange.

It seems that shooting date was 1997.
Canon Eos 1 began in 1987

Link | Posted on Jul 3, 2020 at 09:47 UTC
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matthew saville: This is really sad news. They really did get it right; Micro Four Thirds is the perfect form factor for those who want an ultra-portable system, but also still want the flagship durability and the overall experience & utility of swapping lenses for special purposes. No cell phone can do what an E-M1 mk3 does, in terms of ultra-wide and super-tele work, with rugged weather sealing while still offering great controls and ergonomics.

Let's not kid ourselves, this is thanks to gluttonous consumerism. Marketing from CaNikSon convinced us that even APS-C was marginally acceptable for serious work, and full-frame was the only choice if we wanted a "good camera".

75-90% of the hobbyists and, say, 50-75% of working pros, don't even NEED full-frame, they actually would barely utilize the performance offered by a Nikon D500 or a Fuji X-T4.

This reflects perfectly on the status quo of our global economy, consumerism, and the idolization of luxury and wealth.

/rant

Did I go too far, LOL?

I agree !!
And I must add that in my professional activity, I prefer the versatility and lightness of MFT. I use my FF when I see the client arriving (well, not exactly, but ...) and I absolutely have to show him my big fullframe, because, hey, I'm a pro !!!
All cameras have their weaknesses but I find a good compromise, if the light is strong enough, with an E-M1 Mk3, a GH5 or even a PenF.
At the age and experience I have, I no longer want to bluff anyone, I only see the result: a satisfied client and my lumbar vertebrae in good condition

Link | Posted on Jun 24, 2020 at 19:41 UTC

This filter is targeted to people NOT using lenses on their bodies

Link | Posted on Jun 22, 2020 at 19:30 UTC as 4th comment
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cricnours: I'm sorry, I have to pass. I must provide food and shelter for my family

@Tom : I already have an Arca Swiss monorail and a 500 CM from decades ;-)

Link | Posted on Jun 16, 2020 at 18:44 UTC

I'm sorry, I have to pass. I must provide food and shelter for my family

Link | Posted on Jun 16, 2020 at 16:09 UTC as 34th comment | 4 replies
On photo ROME in the B/W Photographer challenge (7 comments in total)
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goodytwoshoes: must be a pre COVID photo ... or maybe Rome, GA ?
Otherwise I could not understand why anyone would
post a ohoto of such an unresponsible photographer in times like this !

If you can read : "Taken: Sunday, 19th January, 2020". No Covid restrictions at this time...

Link | Posted on Jun 10, 2020 at 16:10 UTC
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Crypt Keeper: Adob€ ??

¥es !!

Link | Posted on Jun 3, 2020 at 19:17 UTC

... and they used my subscription money to pay a lousy designer to do this unnecessary work

Congrats

Link | Posted on Jun 3, 2020 at 19:15 UTC as 7th comment

The lunar makes laugh ad libitum... from years !
and when I remember that I begun my pro photographer life with a 500 CM, I laugh twice !!

Link | Posted on May 12, 2020 at 21:17 UTC as 127th comment

Be serious, don't call it bokeh!
The images shown as examples are so photoshopped that we don't know if the effect comes from lensbaby or from post-production work

Link | Posted on Apr 24, 2020 at 09:00 UTC as 3rd comment
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entoman: Barney - "For me, the 'punctum' in this shot is my grandparents' cat (bottom of the photograph, in front of the tent, facing the camera) which - apparently - traveled with them."

My reaction was the same, but I doubt if the photographer even noticed the cat.

It's an odd photo that makes you look around the frame to try and work out why it was taken in the first place, as there is no "obvious" primary subject and no apparent attempt at composition. It presents itself very much a snap taken without much forethought.

"Arty" attempts to read anything more into it don't convince me. Sorry!

@Barney : It is interesting to note that this book - which is a founding work of the theory of the perception of photographs (at least in latin europe) is totally discredited by the practitioners of photography. It is true that there is no mention of technique, no endless discussion about the gear, no fact of a photographic weapon: it is only about signs, icons, index and perception. in a single word it's about philosophy.
I see that the battle of technique against the spirit is reproducing. The misunderstanding was already there when the book was published (I read it at the start of my studies in 1970 ...).
I suggest you could write the same (excellent) analisys on Rosalind krauss book (le Photographique, in french - i don't know the title in english) and wait to see the comments.
Good job Barney, please consider to keep in this way in the future, it is so pleasent to sometimes read from DPReview about photogrpha/philosophy, not enly about gear.

Link | Posted on Apr 19, 2020 at 19:57 UTC
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bokesan: I read it recently and was rather irritated by it. Maybe it's the German translation I read, but I did not like the writing and the typesetting (PHOTOGRAPHY in small caps and lots of italics) added to the impression of someone taking himself entirely too seriously.

The worst aspect for me was that the author freely admits having no knowledge of photography but is using his own misconceptions as the basis for large parts of the book. In particular, he assumes that the photographers work is finished at the press of the shutter button, but includes lots of examples that are the result of hours of work in the darkroom (which he does not know of course, being for some reason "above" asking).

But then, I probably don't understand semiotics ;-)

@bokehsan : the book is not about "making" photographs but about "looking" at them.
@apestorm : Roland Barthes is not a photographer himself, so he takes no part concerning the technique, it is not in his project, he offers an analysis of the reading of photographic images, not of its manufacture. It's a bit like a food critic: you don't need to know how to cook to give an opinion on the taste of dishes.
I have to say I prefer Rosalind Krauss book "Le Photographique" in french

Link | Posted on Apr 19, 2020 at 16:07 UTC
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cricnours: Hi, probably a good video for fluent english speaking people.

But DPR is spreading worldwide and it is not so easy to ear/understand english than to read/understand it... at least for non native english fellow (maybe 75% of the planet ?)
So please keep WRITING articles, use video for entertainment purposes
(if I want video I go straight to "ioutioubeu")

Kind regards

@Vit : The automatic generation of subtitles is a catatroph: the words follow each other without punctuation, no periods or commas, no correct line break. Subtitling seems to be subcontracted in China, sometimes it doesn't make sense ...
And then at certain times it goes too fast to be read and at others you have to wait during the musical illustration.
You will understand that I find it a pity that these important articles are only on video. Please give us a text transcript of the video, it's also a better way to archive

Link | Posted on Apr 11, 2020 at 15:14 UTC

Hi, probably a good video for fluent english speaking people.

But DPR is spreading worldwide and it is not so easy to ear/understand english than to read/understand it... at least for non native english fellow (maybe 75% of the planet ?)
So please keep WRITING articles, use video for entertainment purposes
(if I want video I go straight to "ioutioubeu")

Kind regards

Link | Posted on Apr 11, 2020 at 10:44 UTC as 52nd comment | 9 replies
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IamJF: €1500,- ... even with tax - that's to expensive.
Does Tamron play the Sony early adopter tax game? Their other zooms got down about 130,- from introduction price over time - 1350,- would still be quite expensive for this lens.

On the other side, their use of special glass is impressive. AF motor seems to be extremely quick, only a little bigger as the 24-240. Heck not that far from a 35/1.4.

Get it down to €1200,- and Tamron will sell 2 boatloads instead of one ;-)

@Crypt : I suppose the converted price from IamJF includes VAT (e.g. +20% in France)

Link | Posted on Apr 7, 2020 at 10:04 UTC
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