wildbild

wildbild

Joined on Sep 27, 2011

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Jozef-S: So setting up the camera for shots does count for nothing?
If you set it up under the tree and a acorn drops on the shutter, the tree owns the rights?

No. Nobody owns the Copyright. But you still have to pay the lawyers.

Link | Posted on Jul 14, 2017 at 19:26 UTC
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imsabbel: This guy in an absolute IDIOT.

He is broke because he just couldn't deal with the fact that his original "Look at the image the ape took by itself" announcement underminded all his copyright claims and ruined himself trying to enforce them.

Notably, the only really remarkable part of this image is the backstory of it being an ape selfie, not the content. He could have used the publicity to get his name attached to it and better known, instead he tried to fight windmills.

No. He's just an ordinary guy in not so ordinary circumstances.

Link | Posted on Jul 14, 2017 at 19:24 UTC
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AbrasiveReducer: I think, as we get older, we get more interested in others and their lives. The point is well taken, don't expect great photos of people unless you are good with people. That said, other than the bridge in the fog, this seemed to be mostly standard stuff, from hot air balloons to hood ornaments.

By the way, for those who focused on the gear, even in the glory days, a Cambo was the second to least expensive 4x5 monorail and these days you can probably get one for next to nothing.

Attaching digital cameras to the SC is easy, all it takes is a lens panel and a macro tube's bayonet to screw onto:
https://flic.kr/p/BN63GN

It's pretty useless either. The camera's movements are not precise enough for tiny sensors like crop or ff.

Link | Posted on Jul 10, 2017 at 06:59 UTC

Anyone interested in purchasing a Cambo SC after seeing this video? I have a couple of old ones lying around. Film holders too.

Link | Posted on Jul 9, 2017 at 20:15 UTC as 43rd comment | 1 reply

Hahaha.
Next great move could be to innocently apologizing and offering hot links for 2,49 a month. Would sound like a steal compared to 399/year.

Link | Posted on Jul 5, 2017 at 17:17 UTC as 9th comment

Sounds like the perfect technology to have photography go round in circles and to pick the »best« photos in the future based on the »best« photos of the past. Is this what a closed loop system is? Is this where mediocrity excelled itself? Is this how photo competitions finally will be fully automated?

Link | Posted on Jun 24, 2017 at 10:24 UTC as 5th comment
On article First shots from new Nikon 28mm F1.4E ED (224 comments in total)
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EdnaBambrick: Not impressed. It's like the photographer didn't really think about how to use a 28mm f1.4 lens and in fact was using one for the very first time. As a long time shooter of the Hollywood Distagon and now the proud owner of the Otus 28mm, you have to understand the limited ways to use this lens. Mainly, for cinematic style lighting and set-ups and when you need superior separation between the subject while still showing the context of where your subject resides. The girl with the camels and the couple embracing come the closest to the proper way of using this lens. In many other cases the background is too close behind the subject.

too bad you bought an 28mm Otus. What a terrible waste of money. Very sorry to hear that. But this should not mean you have to act out your frustration to every other photographer using a 28mm—even when they do it for the first time. All the best for you and your Otus lens, she is quite a shlepp, hey!

Link | Posted on Jun 1, 2017 at 06:36 UTC
On article First shots from new Nikon 28mm F1.4E ED (224 comments in total)
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wildbild: So exotic! India is also a great location for this kind of photography. Hope Nikon paid for the trip.

@Lars: all the picturesque impoverished neighborhoods that make up for half the worlds photo competition entries, before Marocco, coming in second.

Link | Posted on Jun 1, 2017 at 06:29 UTC
On article First shots from new Nikon 28mm F1.4E ED (224 comments in total)

So exotic! India is also a great location for this kind of photography. Hope Nikon paid for the trip.

Link | Posted on May 31, 2017 at 19:26 UTC as 90th comment | 6 replies
On article Fujifilm GF 32-64mm F4 R LM WR sample gallery (140 comments in total)

@dpreview
I think it is time you guys come up with some sort of a standard set of sample photos that will replicate a variety of use cases such as landscape, portrait, group portrait, stills, etc. to make sample images less random and a bit more comparative with each camera and/or lens. This recurring randomness to me seems not to be very helpful.

Link | Posted on May 31, 2017 at 07:47 UTC as 12th comment | 2 replies
On article Fujifilm GF 32-64mm F4 R LM WR sample gallery (140 comments in total)
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User9362470513: Stick any Sigma DP Quattro camera on a tripod and it would produce equal or better images than these for less than a tenth of the price. Image no.6 in particular would have much better micro detail with a Foveon sensor.

yea… no. wouldn't. dp's images would suffer from blown out highlights and a lot of noise in the shadow areas, really bad reproduction of diagonal lines etc etc (and I like the quirky sigmas a lot. but no, they don't match 50mpix MF, sorry)

Link | Posted on May 31, 2017 at 07:40 UTC

couldn't a machine do that?
why even have a photographer in the equation?
so unnecessarily complicated

Link | Posted on May 30, 2017 at 18:57 UTC as 20th comment | 4 replies
On article The Sony a9 is a 24MP sports-shooting powerhouse (1908 comments in total)
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RiceCookerXXL: That's it. I'm getting rid of my Coolpix and switch to Sony.

this new cybershot really is something, huh?

Link | Posted on Apr 20, 2017 at 08:21 UTC
On article The Sony a9 is a 24MP sports-shooting powerhouse (1908 comments in total)

Canon and Nikon pro cameras have never been about the camera itself as about reliability and professional service. It takes years to build this and no pro photographer will switch to sony over some 20 fps spec record.

Link | Posted on Apr 19, 2017 at 20:02 UTC as 189th comment | 9 replies
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wildbild: hm. don't know. sample images look somewhat soulless.

THANK YOU MESCALAMBA! that was exactly what I was talking about. the camera! IT produces somewhat soulless images according to my humble opinion. finally we are getting to the point. thank you.

Link | Posted on Apr 10, 2017 at 08:16 UTC
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wildbild: hm. don't know. sample images look somewhat soulless.

Thanks for highlighting my personal 4x5 work (:

Link | Posted on Apr 9, 2017 at 20:48 UTC

hm. don't know. sample images look somewhat soulless.

Link | Posted on Apr 9, 2017 at 18:57 UTC as 44th comment | 7 replies
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Scales USA: Getty Images will copy them, and claim they have the copyright and sue you if you use one. That's their specialty.

https://www.dpreview.com/news/5676314618/getty-images-sued-for-1-billion-over-alleged-copyright-infringement

Oh yes, for hom much did she settle in the meantime?

Link | Posted on Apr 1, 2017 at 06:23 UTC
On article Ming Thein joins Hasselblad as Chief of Strategy (346 comments in total)

great hire

Link | Posted on Mar 29, 2017 at 06:00 UTC as 62nd comment

I just read the article again, and the more I think about all the arguments made, I think it is missing the point of medium format cameras. They are not about specs in the first place.
I want to be clear: the camera I have have used most for my personal work is a $10 flea market purchase, a Olympus mju1. This being said, I enjoy working with medium format cameras immensely. And this is not for resolution in the first place, nor for shallow depth of field, nor out of focus rendition, nor exposure latitude. The most important factor is their seriousness. Carrying such a beast is a constant reminder of the commitment to quality — it changes your mindset. I think that this is the factor that makes medium format photos stand out more than any of the technical parameters mentioned by Rishi.

Link | Posted on Mar 23, 2017 at 21:32 UTC as 110th comment | 2 replies
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