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meanwhile

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On article Through the lens of black women photographers (203 comments in total)
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graybalanced: Some of these comments remind me of when someone tweets "Why do we have a Black History Month? Why don't we get to have a White History Month?"

The answer, of course, is obvious to everyone else, but since it isn't obvious to the clueless tweeter, it's spelled out for them in 200 replies from people saying "Because every month IS ALREADY White History Month!!!"

Same principle applies here.

I see no problem with this article, and I would find it as interesting as an article on cowboy photographers or Eskimo photographers. Heck, I'd like to see an article on actual Cuban photographers, as a counterpoint to the trendy thing today where so many Americans etc. want to go to Cuba and photograph how it is before all the American etc. visitors ruin all the original charm :)

"A "coloured only" month"

That's not what it is. At all. In any way.

Link | Posted on Jun 19, 2017 at 12:16 UTC
On article Through the lens of black women photographers (203 comments in total)
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DarnGoodPhotos: At its core, art is supposed to provoke reactions and discussion. Regardless of what you think of the various comments posted, these women certainly have done that.

"I didn't even look at them."

Good for you.

Link | Posted on Jun 19, 2017 at 12:13 UTC
On article Through the lens of black women photographers (203 comments in total)
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quietrich: "Data gathered from the Met's public collections in 1989 showed that women artists had produced less than 5% of the works in the Modern Art Department, while 85% of the nudes were female."
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guerrilla_Girls

Anyone interested in the predisposition of the art establishment towards white male artists, would do well to research the Guerrilla Girls, who have worked since 1985 to encourage galleries and museums to address these prejudices.

"Assuming it is prejudice"

Not sure the blue-eyed guy with 9 portfolios full of only pictures of white men is really the one to judge whether something is prejudice.

Link | Posted on Jun 19, 2017 at 12:12 UTC
On article Through the lens of black women photographers (203 comments in total)
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Scottelly: I think it's shameful that you've chosen to do an article based on race. It seems so racist to me. I can't imagine you'd ever dream of doing an article based on white women photographers, would you?

" I can't imagine you'd ever dream of doing an article based on white women photographers, would you?"

They have, for decades. Just they titled the article "Women Photographers". It was the same thing though.

Link | Posted on Jun 19, 2017 at 11:51 UTC
On article Through the lens of black women photographers (203 comments in total)
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graybalanced: Some of these comments remind me of when someone tweets "Why do we have a Black History Month? Why don't we get to have a White History Month?"

The answer, of course, is obvious to everyone else, but since it isn't obvious to the clueless tweeter, it's spelled out for them in 200 replies from people saying "Because every month IS ALREADY White History Month!!!"

Same principle applies here.

I see no problem with this article, and I would find it as interesting as an article on cowboy photographers or Eskimo photographers. Heck, I'd like to see an article on actual Cuban photographers, as a counterpoint to the trendy thing today where so many Americans etc. want to go to Cuba and photograph how it is before all the American etc. visitors ruin all the original charm :)

He doesn't agree with you, Tom. Don't pretend he does.

Link | Posted on Jun 19, 2017 at 11:44 UTC
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Alex Efimoff: It funny how in the age of internet the same things are being rediscovered again and again every year.

Better than them being forgotten altogether. Also, not everyone goes to the same sites that you do.

Link | Posted on Jun 16, 2017 at 03:20 UTC
On article 4 times when a Hail Mary might be the right move (94 comments in total)
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onlooker: I like most of them, some are great, but the shot in the restroom creeps me out a bit.

I feel like the photo would be more creepy if they were taking photos of it when no-one was there.

Link | Posted on Jun 12, 2017 at 13:15 UTC
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EcoR1: Any DSLR owner should feel a bit envy. This lens a great example of optical design that you can't ever have with DSLR-mounts. Because the length of the optical design is so short, it's physically impossible to retrofit the lens for DSLRs even if the mirror is removed.

That's what we thought about the RX100 MKI, MKII, MKIII, and MKIV. :-)

Link | Posted on Jun 7, 2017 at 14:36 UTC
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EcoR1: Any DSLR owner should feel a bit envy. This lens a great example of optical design that you can't ever have with DSLR-mounts. Because the length of the optical design is so short, it's physically impossible to retrofit the lens for DSLRs even if the mirror is removed.

I am, I am hilarious. If you don't think the A7 II is a different size entirely than the A7 then you've never held them both. The body is also deeper, to accommodate the IBIS, plus it's heavier. I know, I have the A7 II and have had an A7. Have you?

Link | Posted on Jun 7, 2017 at 12:25 UTC
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EcoR1: Any DSLR owner should feel a bit envy. This lens a great example of optical design that you can't ever have with DSLR-mounts. Because the length of the optical design is so short, it's physically impossible to retrofit the lens for DSLRs even if the mirror is removed.

"When I looked at the camera sizes the samyang lens was not added yet, point 1"

You also used the A7 II, which is much bigger than the A7.
And the EOS M which has no viewfinder, rather than the EOS M5 which is a closer comparison.

It was not just the lens that changed.

Link | Posted on Jun 7, 2017 at 02:54 UTC
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EcoR1: Any DSLR owner should feel a bit envy. This lens a great example of optical design that you can't ever have with DSLR-mounts. Because the length of the optical design is so short, it's physically impossible to retrofit the lens for DSLRs even if the mirror is removed.

Completely get your point about this, brightcolors.

That said, your comparison was a bit disingenuous. Here's is a more fair comparison, with like-for-like features (although one camera is full-frame and one APS-C)

http://camerasize.com/compact/#487.667,684.349,ha,t

Much closer than you said.

Link | Posted on Jun 6, 2017 at 12:38 UTC
On article Roadtrip Review Redux: The Fujifilm X100F (173 comments in total)
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davids8560: Great article! Thanks! In many ways these "first-hand user experience" articles serve me better than analytical reviews. I don't know if I'm going to actually buy one at this point, but you have definitely sold me on it! But I also gotta say that, unfortunately, I am an unremarkable, unimportant person, and so are my photos, and it appears that the new AI cameras will be better than me at everything anyway. So I dunno. I think I'm one of the 80 percent who will have no useful role in Tomorrowland. It wouldn't be right for Fujifilm to waste an entirely great camera on deadwood like me. If only the post-industrial, pre-cyberspace era would last just a little bit longer. Somehow "The Revenge of the Nerds" has turned into the Nerds making most of the rest of humanity irrelevant.

"The world is definitely handing me my hat"

So take photos of your hat.

Link | Posted on May 29, 2017 at 00:32 UTC
On article Roadtrip Review Redux: The Fujifilm X100F (173 comments in total)
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flysurfer: I took these images on a recent roadtrip with just an X-T20 and the XF27mm pancake lens: https://www.flickr.com/photos/ricopfirstinger/albums/72157680757248274

To me, sticking with one tiny prime is as convenient as liberating.

Great set. Love "40mm".

Link | Posted on May 29, 2017 at 00:29 UTC
On article Sony a9: more speed, less dynamic range (669 comments in total)
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sts2: Well that helps understand why all of the testing was done in brightly lit sports centres with huge windows, and why they had massive softboxes overhead the running track.
...aka a real world situation for any sports photographer *cough*

At low ISO though, yes, the D800 has much more DR than the A9. 24MP vs 36MP for a start, and then the tuning on top of that. But you aren't really talking about low ISO.

Link | Posted on May 22, 2017 at 04:03 UTC
On article Sony a9: more speed, less dynamic range (669 comments in total)
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sts2: Well that helps understand why all of the testing was done in brightly lit sports centres with huge windows, and why they had massive softboxes overhead the running track.
...aka a real world situation for any sports photographer *cough*

"Sony is pulling a few tricks"
"fixing poor DR however, not so much"
"Looks like the A9 won't be able to do that."

No, it's just able to do it 2/3-of-a-stop less, and with 5 times more chance of getting the shot than the D800.

Link | Posted on May 22, 2017 at 03:19 UTC
On article Sony a9: more speed, less dynamic range (669 comments in total)
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sts2: Well that helps understand why all of the testing was done in brightly lit sports centres with huge windows, and why they had massive softboxes overhead the running track.
...aka a real world situation for any sports photographer *cough*

"What I read from the article is that the files carry less DR than you'd expect" ... at low ISOs (when compared to other recent Sony sensors).
At high ISOs, it contains as much as you would expect (due to the dual gain design), so your conclusion is incorrect.

Link | Posted on May 18, 2017 at 13:34 UTC
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dsut4392: My dream camera is something like the X100F, but waterproof (optics optimised for ABOVE water use). Would be the perfect camera to carry in a PFD pocket for sea kayaking, and be a great backup travel camera for street shooting.

Exactly - rugged X100. Ricoh is probably the company to do it.

Link | Posted on May 16, 2017 at 03:53 UTC

Alternatively, just get an original X100. The last firmware updates make it a solid performer, and cheaper than any of the options above. Yes, the autofocus isn't quite as fast, but you get what you pay for.

Link | Posted on May 16, 2017 at 03:52 UTC as 71st comment
On article Updated: Sony a9 samples with Raw support (450 comments in total)
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dcolak: Want ice to look as green as grass? Use A9 AWB :-)

https://www.flickr.com/gp/95921786@N05/M15231

Adjusted to taste?

Ice becomes reddish.

https://www.flickr.com/gp/95921786@N05/B47fvv

Do DP folks use calibrated monitors? :-P

It would probably take hours messing around to make the ice white and people look normal opposed to unhealthy, sickness stricken.

"It´s white whenever I go skating"

Cool. Well whatever eyes you use then, put those in now. :-)

Link | Posted on May 10, 2017 at 00:01 UTC
On article Sony FE 100mm F2.8 STF gallery and first impressions (316 comments in total)
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sknippen: I think i would go for the 135MM STF A mount. Whish that one had AF...

Yes, it works great with lots of lenses. Anything with a flange distance more than Leica M (which is pretty much everything) works well. M42, Olympus OM, Canon FD, Nikon Ai, etc, etc.

Link | Posted on May 9, 2017 at 22:29 UTC
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