Albert Valentino

Lives in United States NJ, United States
Joined on Oct 25, 2012

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On article Sony a9: Why being better might not be enough (580 comments in total)
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tkbslc: On top of all this, I just don't know if the motivation is going to be there. Pros have a job to do. They know the Canon gear works and works well for that job. Why bother learning a new system if the old one is working fine?

As the saying goes, 'if it ain't broke, don't fix it'

Link | Posted on Apr 24, 2017 at 15:07 UTC

Nothing special. Pretty much what Saturn looks like as seem from earth.

Link | Posted on Apr 24, 2017 at 14:50 UTC as 5th comment
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Geekapoo: Bah, that's just a hot pixel. J/k..way cool!

Heh, I resemble that remark 😃

Link | Posted on Apr 23, 2017 at 23:38 UTC
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Clyde Thomas: This photo cured me of pixel peeping.

They used a 15 year old sensor. With one of those new Sony sensors we might be able to see people waving back

Link | Posted on Apr 23, 2017 at 23:37 UTC
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Nicolas Alexander Otto: Carl Sagan should narrate something suitable for this occasion.

I like his words but not the sound of his voice.

Link | Posted on Apr 23, 2017 at 23:32 UTC
On photo Egret in the A Big Year - birds challenge (3 comments in total)

Timing is everything. Great capture

Link | Posted on Apr 23, 2017 at 13:26 UTC as 1st comment
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katastrofa: Celebrate them before Trump shuts them down :)

Nonsense.

Link | Posted on Apr 22, 2017 at 16:37 UTC

Some of my favorite places

Link | Posted on Apr 22, 2017 at 13:23 UTC as 7th comment
On photo M-551A1 Sheridan Tank in the Weapons challenge (9 comments in total)
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Mordi: I agree its an excellent image! I'd be interested in how exactly you shot it; 2 images?

Good question. I would love to know the story behind the shot as well.

Link | Posted on Apr 21, 2017 at 13:49 UTC
On photo M-551A1 Sheridan Tank in the Weapons challenge (9 comments in total)

Excellent capture

Link | Posted on Apr 21, 2017 at 09:42 UTC as 4th comment
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Albert Valentino: What is missing from the sample gallery is a shot stopped down to see how it renders sunstars - and handles flare. I really would like to see a wide lens that does sunstars well. These days most manufacturers curve their aperture blades with kills the star pattern.

Okay, i see it now. Not bad

Link | Posted on Apr 19, 2017 at 19:01 UTC
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Pixnat2: Very nice pictures with those gorgeous Olympus colours.
The lens seems excellent, a great addition to the m4/3 stable.

Marie,

I think color comes mostly from post processing but some lenses render cooler (bluish) or warmer (orangish), both of which are easy to adjust with WB settings in camera or with raw. What makes one lenses better than another is often microcontrast that gives the image that extra bite. This is often missing on consumer lenses but expected on the expensive glass

Link | Posted on Apr 19, 2017 at 14:58 UTC

What is missing from the sample gallery is a shot stopped down to see how it renders sunstars - and handles flare. I really would like to see a wide lens that does sunstars well. These days most manufacturers curve their aperture blades with kills the star pattern.

Link | Posted on Apr 19, 2017 at 14:53 UTC as 4th comment | 4 replies
On article Hands-on with the Panasonic Leica 8-18mm F2.8-4 (156 comments in total)

What is missing from the sample gallery is a shot stopped down to see how it renders sunstars - and handles flare

Link | Posted on Apr 19, 2017 at 13:51 UTC as 15th comment
On article Fujifilm GF 120mm F4 Macro sample gallery (111 comments in total)

I waited a few years for Fuji to launch the 120mm OIS macro lens. Then they cancelled it last summer and put a shorter 80mm OIS macro lens on the roadmap. That never happened either so i switched systems and have not looked back. I am amazed at how quickly they came out with a stabilized macro lens for their new system yet still neglect this for their established bread and butter system 😡

Link | Posted on Apr 18, 2017 at 13:40 UTC as 11th comment
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daddyo: Problem with the sample photo -- that looks suspiciously like an Olympus E-M1 and Oly 7-14mm lens. Everything is weather sealed, so no need for the weird umbrella contraption. :-)

Water drops on the front element do not make for sharp results ☚ī¸

Link | Posted on Apr 15, 2017 at 16:39 UTC

With this contraption one does NOT look like a dork when it is raining. But when it stops raining one certainly looks like a dork, plus you have to lug it around when the rain stops. You will know how Noah felt when he was building boat on dry land and children would come by each day to laugh at the crazy man 😉

Link | Posted on Apr 15, 2017 at 14:28 UTC as 52nd comment | 1 reply
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Albert Valentino: If the subject standing on the tracks is looking at the photographer, and the photographer is looking at the subject, then are they not both looking out for trains? Seems to me this method takes out all the risk.

Just following the simple, yet sage, advice I was given as a child. Look both ways before crossing, be careful, be responsible... In the picture above clearly demonstrates the "look both ways" concept else the photo itself would be impossible 🤔

Link | Posted on Apr 13, 2017 at 18:45 UTC

If the subject standing on the tracks is looking at the photographer, and the photographer is looking at the subject, then are they not both looking out for trains? Seems to me this method takes out all the risk.

Link | Posted on Apr 13, 2017 at 13:25 UTC as 103rd comment | 3 replies
On article CP+ 2017: Olympus interview: 'We chose to be bold' (350 comments in total)
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Astrotripper: The "we are mainly stills-oriented" mantra needs to end right now. It is damaging and dangerous. It's not a message you want to broadcast to the world. Unless you want to slip into irrelevance.

I get it. They know their strengths and have their priorities. But acting as if video is something that can still be treated as a necessary evil is suicidal. And not to mention this attitude sells short the efforts of Olympus engineers who did a pretty fine job of making sure Olympus has a camera with usable video in their lineup. And it was about time. It was really a last chance for Oly to catch up.

Case in point: I would absolutely not have bought E-M1 Mark II if it had not provided decent video recording capability. And I am both a stills shooter and Olympus user. But as it turns out, shooting video is actually pretty fun. I think so far I have spent more time filming with it than taking photos.

Still, I expect improvements to video side of things during the lifetime of the Mark II. AF...

Still (pun intended) have yet to try to record any video from my Olympus camera 😉

Link | Posted on Apr 12, 2017 at 22:11 UTC
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