aris14

aris14

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

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Arastoo Vaziri: That's Jane Bown. People keep misspelling her name, calling her 'Brown' or 'Bowen', but that's wrong. It's Bown.
You can't praise Sir Cecil Beaton highly enough. Some of his portraits are simply mesmerizing. Unfortunately, no photographs by him feature in this article (nor by Jane Bown, which is a shame).
To end my moanings in style: I wish I could unsee Rod Stewart's picture! The 70's were such a terrible era to live.

@Arastoo Vaziri

And bushes weren't only in hairstyles...

Link | Posted on May 14, 2017 at 10:59 UTC
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Arastoo Vaziri: That's Jane Bown. People keep misspelling her name, calling her 'Brown' or 'Bowen', but that's wrong. It's Bown.
You can't praise Sir Cecil Beaton highly enough. Some of his portraits are simply mesmerizing. Unfortunately, no photographs by him feature in this article (nor by Jane Bown, which is a shame).
To end my moanings in style: I wish I could unsee Rod Stewart's picture! The 70's were such a terrible era to live.

70's is the mother of what we actually experiencing in our life today, no matter if we like it or not as such... Under this point of view u r absolutely right!

Link | Posted on May 13, 2017 at 11:12 UTC
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aris14: No matter if photography is the subject in this forum, it is bad manners, to say the least, to show pictures w/o the appropriate caption for the viewers to understand what those people were trying to do at work...

Dear all,
I know exactly what these were people were doing when these pix were shot. What I am saying is that no matter if these pix are hosted in a photography site, facilitating readers/viewers to comprehend what they see thus to make both images and their content approachable in the era context, is a valuable journalistic practice. Producing more clicks for visiting the hosting site may be profitable for all in our days, but it is not a good practice. Of course you don't have to refer in a caption the "story of your life" but something to intrigue the real interest of the viewer, Thx for your interest.

Link | Posted on May 13, 2017 at 11:03 UTC
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aris14: Great scientific purposed tool.
Icons produced really add in what human eye can see.

As for the comments of "usual suspects"...
1. Digital cameras see better than the human eye back from the Canon Mark I days in 2003 (I am not a Canon fanboy)
2. Apart some special films for scientific and military purposes no film can produce the quality of a descent digicam.
3. Drum scanners in most cases are over appreciated. Slide scanners such as Nikon D Series, for example, deliver excellent results comparing to some drum dinosaurs by far. The same stands for flatbeds such as Epson V Series for scanning printed images.
4. I am not mentioning some more expensive digitizing set ups that put in disgrace all drum scanners (also far cheaper than drum scanners) which setups were also used in the pre-digital era for reproduction purposes both for artwork and slides/negatives (excellent pieces of manufacturing and dinosaurs too as for size).

Così è se vi pare....
(Ιt is so if you think so)...
I really enjoyed your arguments..!
Cheers!

Link | Posted on May 13, 2017 at 10:54 UTC

Great scientific purposed tool.
Icons produced really add in what human eye can see.

As for the comments of "usual suspects"...
1. Digital cameras see better than the human eye back from the Canon Mark I days in 2003 (I am not a Canon fanboy)
2. Apart some special films for scientific and military purposes no film can produce the quality of a descent digicam.
3. Drum scanners in most cases are over appreciated. Slide scanners such as Nikon D Series, for example, deliver excellent results comparing to some drum dinosaurs by far. The same stands for flatbeds such as Epson V Series for scanning printed images.
4. I am not mentioning some more expensive digitizing set ups that put in disgrace all drum scanners (also far cheaper than drum scanners) which setups were also used in the pre-digital era for reproduction purposes both for artwork and slides/negatives (excellent pieces of manufacturing and dinosaurs too as for size).

Link | Posted on May 11, 2017 at 10:27 UTC as 12th comment | 2 replies

Nice pics from the old days... It is really hard to understand the sheer quality of original pics for people who haven' see the originals of those days...

Link | Posted on May 11, 2017 at 10:24 UTC as 29th comment

No matter if photography is the subject in this forum, it is bad manners, to say the least, to show pictures w/o the appropriate caption for the viewers to understand what those people were trying to do at work...

Link | Posted on May 11, 2017 at 09:54 UTC as 31st comment | 9 replies
On article Sigma 100-400mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM sample gallery (142 comments in total)

Seems very good allover, price is right and it's comparable light. A nice tool..!

Link | Posted on May 11, 2017 at 09:48 UTC as 15th comment
On article Sony FE 100mm F2.8 STF gallery and first impressions (316 comments in total)
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biza43: With this lens you can opt to have smooth (T5.6 image) or more defined (T6.3) OOF highlights. Gives you both options.

The Batis, GM, etc, the normal lenses, only give you one option.

Some lenses can deliver a "nice" bokeh, some cannot. What a nice bokeh is. lies in the eye of the beholder. One thing I know for sure is that a lot of photographers spend some time post processing their "bokeh", very carefully I should admit...

Link | Posted on May 10, 2017 at 10:08 UTC
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ZorSy: It seems the market share is more valued than profit. Go figure the 21st Century economics. One big online retailer is to step in to Australia (not to name it but we all know). Their aim is 'not to make profit but to win the market share'!? Seriously?
This will generate a lot of unemployed here because the profit (and the part of THAT is what pays the salaries, which then pay the bills). So if CIPA numbers are the same, where is the truth? Shipments, market share, profit, success, survival - it's all relative. Or just a gamble, hope or even a lie? Hmm, truth for sure it is NOT.

It's more complicated than most people can see. Unfortunately for the human race...

Link | Posted on May 6, 2017 at 10:24 UTC

Τhe happy years till '10s resulted in cam's sales growth from people that they did not really wanted a cam. I have a lot of friends with Canikon's etc entry level DSLRs who rarely use them along with some good other non DSLRs cams. Professionals and enthusiast photogs market I guess it's rather steady if not slightly growing but this is not the niche that will reflect in total market growth more than a 5%. Both pros and enthusiasts they use a photo printer for their work, no matter the volume of their work. Photo printers market seems steady if not declining since photos are mainly aimed at web presentation. Technology seems to be decisive only in cell phones which now produce images with IQ comparable to an enthusiast compact cam of 5-10 years ago.
I think that cam manufacturers know very well that the "golden" years is something with an expire label on it, if they don't and cannot manage it they simply cease to exist.

Link | Posted on May 5, 2017 at 08:28 UTC as 15th comment | 2 replies
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panchorancho: Now this is what mirrorless is all about! Better than Sony's A9 which is a half-baked attempt at making a sports camera! Go Fuji!

What's the need for shooting raw in sports..? Really now..! C'mon..!
I would say that only one out of 10,000 pix is going to be used for purposes that require that little extra...

Link | Posted on Apr 27, 2017 at 08:01 UTC
On article Alpha-better: Sony a9 versus a7R II (506 comments in total)

Yesterday I commented in the article about replacing pro's existing gear with new Sony a9, that a lot of similar content will be produced. Not only here in DPR, but in almost photography site/blog. Thx for the reassuring DPR.

Link | Posted on Apr 27, 2017 at 07:52 UTC as 34th comment
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PhotoKhan: A very interesting article, the kind of analysis that informs your readers and makes DPR a world apart.

The number of "You're helping Sony" and "You're protecting Canon" comments aptly show how balanced and good the article is.

I do not see any purpose at all for such an article especially for pros. If a pro won't see something that in his opinion can make his life easier/better will not make the slightest move. If he does then he will try the crucial points of his new choice to be and the moment he will be sure he 'll go for it rather gradually than at once.
I agree though on the fact that conspiracy wise is a nice article producing tons of arguing posts.
That said, marketing wise, the point is publicity not the direct promotion. In this case having in mind that Sony is by far a better player in the field than its competitors and with the ability to spend more, this article will be followed by tons of similar writings in the press allover the world. It's the same thing they all do, it's a matter of company culture aesthetics, take it or leave it. But arguing is rather useless...

Link | Posted on Apr 26, 2017 at 08:44 UTC

Poor bokeh...

Link | Posted on Apr 22, 2017 at 10:37 UTC as 37th comment | 2 replies
On article Hands-on with the Panasonic Leica 8-18mm F2.8-4 (165 comments in total)
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dansclic: Again, 8 pages for 30 sentences. Couldn't you defitineley not present a hands on on ONE page ? What's the use of making 8 pages ?

Scrolling or click/tick..?

Link | Posted on Apr 19, 2017 at 10:48 UTC
On article Nikon announces midrange D7500 DSLR (396 comments in total)

Small is beautiful...

Link | Posted on Apr 17, 2017 at 10:04 UTC as 4th comment
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aris14: Ι think it's time for Sigma to be more serious overall with Foveon sensors. It's the only sensor which practically delivers noiseless images, no matter if the array of its use is somehow limited comparing to others and its users are few. There are fields of photography that really need the advantages Foveon sensors can offer and Sigma can be the king of these niches.

Τhis is the Sigma's problem... And this is what I am saying..!

Link | Posted on Apr 11, 2017 at 09:16 UTC
On article Fujifilm GFX 50S Review: Modern MF (908 comments in total)
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Artem Holstov: Why are there so many hateful comments? If it is not for you, do not desperately try to discredit it for no good reason. Other people can look at the same results and make their on decisions.

I cannot even remotely afford this camera and I do not really want it either. But I respect anyone who buys Nikon or Canon or Sony or Pentax or whatever. Buy a camera you want and enjoy using it. What do you guys gain from all these fanboyish arguments?

@Artem Holstov
Because every website relying on the number of its members cannot afford to ban them once and for all ad yet for the reason that these guys are immature buyers/clients who need a place to show off their suffering of cognitive dissonance...

Link | Posted on Apr 10, 2017 at 09:24 UTC

Ι think it's time for Sigma to be more serious overall with Foveon sensors. It's the only sensor which practically delivers noiseless images, no matter if the array of its use is somehow limited comparing to others and its users are few. There are fields of photography that really need the advantages Foveon sensors can offer and Sigma can be the king of these niches.

Link | Posted on Apr 10, 2017 at 09:13 UTC as 20th comment | 2 replies
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