aris14

aris14

Lives in Greece Athens, Greece
Joined on Jan 3, 2005

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On article Canon patents a huge, hinged and reversible DSLR LCD (144 comments in total)

A commodity to serve sales, it has nothing to do with photography...

Link | Posted on Oct 21, 2017 at 09:03 UTC as 4th comment | 2 replies
On article Take a look inside Leica's factory in Wetzlar, Germany (134 comments in total)
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aris14: No matter the Leica contribution in photography which I highly appreciate, their main achievement in nowadays is that they can persuade enough consumers that their hugely overpriced products can deliver noticeable results in any terms compared to those offered by competition at a fraction of the cost.
And judging by the result we have to accept they manage to do it exceptionally well by investing in a unique mixture of sentiment and craftsmanship mainly aiming to an audience worshiping vanity and distinction.

If your life was relying in accuracy of time it would be safer to rely on a Casio than a Rolex, commuter cars in nowadays are a commodity so the "character" involved in them is the same of a fridge, dream cars are toys for boys (and girls), old Ricohs were in some cases more innovative than Leicas in the beginning of digital photography, but I can see your point in terms of fetishism.
It's Leica's approach: we don't sell cameras, we offer you a passion item.
And they know how to do it...

Link | Posted on Oct 19, 2017 at 09:26 UTC
On article Hello Lightroom CC: Embracing the future (472 comments in total)

I still remember the days when Adobe was trying to grow its share of users...

Link | Posted on Oct 19, 2017 at 08:48 UTC as 96th comment | 1 reply
On article RIP Lightroom 6: Death by subscription model (1415 comments in total)
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Mark Turney: I used to be an ACE (Adobe Certified Expert) in Photoshop. Now as an enthusiast photographer only, I adamantly oppose the subscription model. Sad really that Adobe is driving away many like me who used to sing their praises.

Me too...

Link | Posted on Oct 19, 2017 at 08:35 UTC
On article Take a look inside Leica's factory in Wetzlar, Germany (134 comments in total)

No matter the Leica contribution in photography which I highly appreciate, their main achievement in nowadays is that they can persuade enough consumers that their hugely overpriced products can deliver noticeable results in any terms compared to those offered by competition at a fraction of the cost.
And judging by the result we have to accept they manage to do it exceptionally well by investing in a unique mixture of sentiment and craftsmanship mainly aiming to an audience worshiping vanity and distinction.

Link | Posted on Oct 18, 2017 at 10:18 UTC as 14th comment | 2 replies

Sometimes Canon has a peculiar humor...

Link | Posted on Oct 16, 2017 at 07:34 UTC as 183rd comment

HDR to people not exposed to the necessities of an image is a way to suggest or to "train" them for what they have to perceive as acceptable after covering it with a cloak of somehow certified and accepted reality/environment.

Link | Posted on Oct 15, 2017 at 18:21 UTC as 40th comment

I am not a Canon fan, quite the opposite, but at the time this G5 was an amazingly versatile tool to carry along for any instance could occur.

Link | Posted on Oct 13, 2017 at 08:46 UTC as 12th comment
On article Nikon's official D850 lens recommendation list (301 comments in total)

Well, it's Nikon after all... If it was Canon there would be no suggestion at all and if it was Sony it would come up with a list of lenses to come soon. Every manufacturer carries his corporate culture...

Link | Posted on Oct 12, 2017 at 08:20 UTC as 65th comment | 1 reply
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Photo graphic: Looks like someone was "born yesterday".

Even though they were near finished with their review, they "paused" reviews (just after realizing the score would be their highest) of better cameras (wasting the work they had done) because they were "too busy".

But don't worry, the check is in the mail and the 645Z after all this time will eventually be reviewed!

Caesar's wife must be above suspicion.
Meaning that DxO guys did not manage to complete their job properly due to whatever or they can't manage to act reasonably in a competitive environment.
Either way this is bad management either of workflow or acting responsibly. I would be very glad if they did it for a profit, at least it would be a fair reason after all, I am afraid the whole thing happened due to lack of understanding how things work.

Link | Posted on Oct 12, 2017 at 08:09 UTC

It' s so difficult to present a product that is useless even as a toy. Cheers!

Link | Posted on Oct 11, 2017 at 08:26 UTC as 86th comment
On article Sony Cyber-shot RX10 IV sample gallery updated (181 comments in total)
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aris14: It is just silly silly overpriced...

When a product is 55% more expensive, SRP wise, than its competitor of 3 and 1,5 years ago respectively, it's silly overpriced. Especially if it is offering arguably usable improvements for this very niche. I like its performance as I like the smart segment of bridge cams which they practically cover all the needs of an enthusiast, but my likes tend to an end when it asks some $600 more than its rivals.

Link | Posted on Oct 11, 2017 at 08:19 UTC
On article Sony Cyber-shot RX10 IV sample gallery updated (181 comments in total)

It is just silly silly overpriced...

Link | Posted on Oct 11, 2017 at 01:37 UTC as 19th comment | 15 replies

Αll right Metabones, great work!
And the reason for this work is....???

Link | Posted on Oct 11, 2017 at 01:12 UTC as 49th comment
On article Google shares high-resolution Pixel 2 sample photos (172 comments in total)

Why we do have to cheer for the fact that after 10-12 years a smaller sensor has the ability to deliver the same, give or take, of a compact camera of those days..? Is anyone who has even a slight touch with technology that couldn't predict this evolution..?
"Give or take" means that in those days the usual tiny sensors were CCDs delivering ave 5mp, were noisy, offered typical lo res videos, but with more sufficient optics (maybe not actually better but more sufficient) and with more controls. They were cheaper in terms of SRP compared to a today top smartphone the same way that a 3.3 Mp DSLR's price was in the $3K class and today you can buy an entry level DSLR for $500.
Too much ado for nothing more than having the ability to carry a cam in our pockets and not two for the shake of memories or whatever. The same way that your grand parents had to carry a fountain pen or a pencil in their jacket's pocket.

Link | Posted on Oct 10, 2017 at 00:53 UTC as 43rd comment
On article Gudsen Moza Air gimbal review (53 comments in total)
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chriskeats: is 'learnt' a word now?
otherwise (nix the preceeding I looked it up smh) nice review

I really enjoy the arguments between the inhabitants of two different countries sharing the same language for this very language...

Link | Posted on Oct 9, 2017 at 10:10 UTC
On article Nikon D850 added to studio scene comparison (464 comments in total)

D 850 seems to have some points of slightest superiority over Sony or Canon the same way Canon and Sony have points of superiority over this Nikon. If adding K1 in the test things are the same more or less till pixel shifting in the latter is checked as an option. In this case, no matter its use is certainly limited, K1 embarrasses all rest.
As for color rendition, no matter if it's something of personal like, Nikon seems to be more accurate of all overall followed by Pentax, Sony and Canon in this very order. Noise is not an issue for any of these cams, you can deal with that in real life with any serious software if needed.
So as in all top line products our preference lies in communication with this product when used and how versatile looks in our perception and purpose of use.
K1 would suit fine to my needs.

Link | Posted on Sep 29, 2017 at 08:17 UTC as 53rd comment

Would this lens worth to be relaunched today with all extras its design could carry for digital cams?

Link | Posted on Sep 28, 2017 at 08:44 UTC as 7th comment
On article The Nikon D850 could be the only DSLR you’ll ever need (1100 comments in total)

The only camera that someone will ever need is the camera that suits his/her perception of cameras, needs, abilities, knowledge and enjoyment when use it.

Link | Posted on Sep 27, 2017 at 07:35 UTC as 89th comment

Special purpose little fellow for creative minds.

Link | Posted on Sep 24, 2017 at 10:03 UTC as 18th comment
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