Bhima78

Lives in United States Sacramento, CA, United States
Works as a Outreach Director
Has a website at www.paulfdesign.com
Joined on Mar 27, 2010

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On article Review: Affinity Photo 1.5.2 for desktop (268 comments in total)

If I didn't need the Adobe suite for Photoshop, Indesign, Premiere and After Effects I would likely have already purchased Affinity Photo. It is the imo the best alternative to Lightroom/ACR.

Link | Posted on Sep 20, 2017 at 15:31 UTC as 73rd comment
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Carl Sanders: Complete tat! Something that is learned as one matures is that nothing is a "mistake", composition is the prerogative of the creator of a scene and alleged rules are to be broken. So shouting into a lens with hope of an audience with proclaim that your perception is right and others are wrong is arrogance and immature. Some "mstakes" can be done intentionally to provoke and create unease. If you think that creatives want to listen to someone shouting down at them by some loud mouthed kid then that would be your first mistake! Have a nice day!

Very few photos work by breaking basic rules of composition. When they do work, they are normally considered some of the best work of the photographer. But again, they are few and far between.

Link | Posted on Sep 19, 2017 at 12:58 UTC
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larrytusaz: Now THIS is an article I can relate to, even if I'll never have 0.00003% of this guy's abilities. As opposed to that iPhonyography nonsense, THIS I can respect--a guy who realizes he's photographing Jennifer freaking Lawrence and so he steps up his game, even considering his Canon 5D III to be something he improves upon for such an occasion. He has studio lights, no stupid "filters" or jacked-up colors (granted they're in black & white), no "props" and thank the heavens no railroad tracks. THIS is professional photography.

Don't be so hard on yourself. At least with this photo set, there isn't a whole lot of seasoned creativity you would need to shoot these types of portraits. All you need are 2 big, soft lights and 15 minutes to adjust them. I'm sure the photographer has done some amazing work prior to this, this set is just nice and safe.

Link | Posted on Sep 18, 2017 at 20:22 UTC
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ozturert: So, era of 1500+ $ phones is here (except from the "luxury" ones covered with Swarovski crystals).
Can we expect IPhone 9 Plus titanium for 1599$?

It's ok... there is still a very diverse and healthy low- and mid-tier range of smartphones ($100-300 range).

Link | Posted on Sep 8, 2017 at 22:16 UTC
On article Fujifilm X-E3 First Impressions Review (309 comments in total)
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Arca45Swiss: Stuck at 24 megapixels

24MP hasn't been around that long in Fuji land, and this is one of their entry level cameras. Plus, they don't have a flagship camera with a higher MP count either. Once they do, I'm sure it will trickle down quite quickly to the rest of their lineup. Unlike what Olympus is doing.

Link | Posted on Sep 7, 2017 at 22:37 UTC
On article Fujifilm X-E3 First Impressions Review (309 comments in total)
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micsmics: Rear screen - Fixed ) 2017! )

@Richard
Pretty sure Fuji said the exact same thing about their buyers not wanting touchscreens too, but here we are.

Link | Posted on Sep 7, 2017 at 22:35 UTC
On article Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark III Review (567 comments in total)
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dash2k8: I profess that I know less than nothing about Olympus lenses, so that makes me highly curious as to the feasibility of getting this camera as a vacation or travel camera. Is it going to cost a lot to get going?

@dash2k8
If you like the 35mm FoV, you should also look into the Panasonic 15mm f1.7. I have owned both the Oly 17 f1.8 and the Panny 15, and the rendering on the Panny is just nicer imo. Also, the 30mm FoV is really quite flexible as both a landscape lens and an environmental portrait lens. Another option if you are into spending money is Oly's upcoming 17mm f1.2.

Link | Posted on Sep 6, 2017 at 20:39 UTC
On article Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark III Review (567 comments in total)
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MrALLCAPS: Fujifilm XT20 is the better buy.

@arindam
What I use IBIS for:
1) Handheld landscape: Even with the old EM10, I can handhold 0.5 sec landscapes to smooth out water
2) Handheld telephoto portraits and wildlife: Can shoot portraits handheld at 1/40s regardless of focal length
3) Run and gun shooting that makes it difficult to always exercise proper camera handling form
4) Being able to dynamically change position and shoot without worry that your camera handling form is ideal

Link | Posted on Sep 6, 2017 at 20:37 UTC
On article Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark III Review (567 comments in total)
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justmeMN: "Its pricing also puts it squarely into competition with Canon's EOS T7i (700D) and Nikon's D5600." -DPR

I suspect that even the humble point and shoot Canon M100 will offer better Auto mode colors, autofocus dependability, and sensor quality than this Olympus. (A reference to DPR Cons.)

Possibly, but I doubt the AF in AFS will be better, and the IBIS + handling of the EM10 is leaps and bounds more usable than the Canon M100.

Link | Posted on Sep 6, 2017 at 20:33 UTC
On article Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark III Review (567 comments in total)
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PedroMZ: As an owner of Olympus OM-D 1 I do feel it is about time Olympus just put the 20mpx sensor in all 3 bodies. It is hardly a luxury given that virtually all other reflex and mirroless cameras are at 24mpx,some cheaper than this body.

@Marty
What they can do with their 16MP inventory:
1) Put out a E-PM3 with some more modern features, sell it new for $349
2) Sell the parts to other imaging manufacturing companies

The OMD lineup is their premium line. The EM10 is just the cheapest of that premium line, so it will have a lesser overall featureset to the latest up the food chain within the same generation.

Link | Posted on Sep 6, 2017 at 20:31 UTC
On article Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark III Review (567 comments in total)
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Sucama: forgettable... prefer the GX85.

Almost. The EVF in the GX85 is its achilles heel. I can get along with it ok, but I'd probably get annoyed using it on a daily basis.

Link | Posted on Sep 6, 2017 at 20:28 UTC
On article Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark III Review (567 comments in total)
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Marty4650: This camera isn't designed to be an upgrade from the EM10 II.

This is just a tweaked, refreshed and improved version of the EM10 II. No one in his right mind would upgrade from the Mk II to the Mk III. However, it now becomes more attractive to first time M4/3 buyers moving up from smartphones, or sideways from other camera brands.

Or the smart first time buyer realizes there isn't much daylight between this and the EM10.2 and just picks up the EM10.2 for roughly half the price of the EM10.3

Link | Posted on Sep 6, 2017 at 20:28 UTC
On article Hands-on with the Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark III (209 comments in total)
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aris14: Descent facelift slightly overpriced though...

@MShot
Sorry no, that is simply not true. Not for a camera that can already handle 4K at 102Mbps can easily make the jump from 16MP to 20MP without breaking a sweat processor wise... not to mention the fact that there have been quite a few 20MP point and shoot cameras already that do not have the bandwidth the EM10iii already has. And the potential heat generation is negligible to say the least--a rounding error compared to recording 102Mbps.

Link | Posted on Sep 1, 2017 at 21:53 UTC
On article Hands-on with the Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark III (209 comments in total)
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aris14: Descent facelift slightly overpriced though...

@Tom
They could have put in a 20MP sensor and charged $50 more and it would be fine. They also would make MORE profit from it because the upgrade cost to them to go from a 16MP sensor to a 20MP sensor is probably in the realm of $10-20 dollars.

Link | Posted on Sep 1, 2017 at 05:05 UTC
On article Hands-on with the Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark III (209 comments in total)
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SDreamer: Coming from the MkI, it still doesn't look like it's worth it. Rather go up to an EM5 instead which I guess is what they want users to do anyways. I'd say anyone looking to go into m43 systems this still looks like a pretty solid entry. I've preferred Oly over Panasonic, Sony and Fuji because I just felt the IQ was what I wanted from Oly and the feel of shooting with them just seems to fit my style better; not saying it's better than the rest, it just works best. Being an Mk I user, I'll pass this up still, and wait for the next EM5 probably.

EM10ii is probably the best bang for the buck camera from Olympus right now. Can be found new at times for around $400, and refurbed on the outlet store for $300ish.

Link | Posted on Sep 1, 2017 at 05:04 UTC
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panchorancho: What's that terrible screeching sound of pain...oh it's just all the Sony and Canon fanboys crying out in misery that their cameras are about to be obsoleted by one camera...the King of the North Nikon! Winter is coming for all the other camera brands! Lol

A Nikon FF mirrorless camera would be great competition. I'm sure it will come at some point, and it will likely be great.

Link | Posted on Aug 24, 2017 at 17:46 UTC
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panchorancho: What's that terrible screeching sound of pain...oh it's just all the Sony and Canon fanboys crying out in misery that their cameras are about to be obsoleted by one camera...the King of the North Nikon! Winter is coming for all the other camera brands! Lol

Get rid of the silly flappy mirror, and I'd agree.

Link | Posted on Aug 24, 2017 at 17:37 UTC
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Bhima78: Low element count, sharp as a billard ball lenses for over $2,000? I guess I could just buy a vintage lens for $200 or less, but sure... take my money!

@stevo23
Nothing against low element lenses, as some have a nice character to them and can also be small. But in this day and age, its hard to justify the purchase of a lens like this for the money they are asking for it... especially when there is plenty of vintage glass, full of character waiting to be bought up for cheap on ebay that will do the same thing as this lens.

Link | Posted on Aug 23, 2017 at 20:40 UTC

Low element count, sharp as a billard ball lenses for over $2,000? I guess I could just buy a vintage lens for $200 or less, but sure... take my money!

Link | Posted on Aug 23, 2017 at 18:39 UTC as 25th comment | 4 replies
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Dheorl: I think in this case the answer is use a soft graduated filter. The PP is blindingly obvious, whereas I think a filter would have done a better job.

I think the PP is obvious because that was the effect the photographer was going for. It would not have been hard to tone down some of the exposure/contrast on the lower half to make it look more real and less HDR-y

Link | Posted on Aug 23, 2017 at 17:32 UTC
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