skanter

skanter

Lives in United States New York City, NY, United States
Works as a Musician/Filmmaker/Photographer
Has a website at http://skanter.smugmug.com
Joined on May 25, 2001

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On article Sigma 50mm F1.4 DG HSM review (592 comments in total)
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Marksphoto: If sigma is going to start making better lenses than brand names will, will have to risk incompatibility issues in the future as Canon likes to play the incompatibility games as I have already learned first hand.

Sure buy this lens for today, but no guarantees it will work on the 5d mk4 or 5.

I'll stick to Brand name lenses myself, the 50mm 1.8 is light weight, tack sharp and cheap, If I need more light I will bump ISO up marginally - not that I ever use 50mm lenses - just thinking outloud...

Maybe, but this lens will not make a bad photographer good or a good photographer any better. It's only 100% crop pixel-peeping that make these expensive lenses relevant for enthusiasts. For pros, every tiny bit of quality that can be eeked out might give them an edge, so they should consider lenses like this.

Link | Posted on May 28, 2014 at 19:09 UTC
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chiane: Last question for photographer, did you ever shoot stills with it?

Could you show us some stilld from 4K video? I think this is the future of photography. No more trying to capture the moment, just choose it!

Link | Posted on May 13, 2014 at 19:07 UTC
On article Behind the Shot: Shredded (90 comments in total)
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biggercountry: I think Erez Marom is a fine photographer - so nothing against him. But I would like to see, for the sake of a little more variety, an article and photograph by a different photographer.

http://www.imagedeconstructed.com/

Link | Posted on May 6, 2014 at 19:12 UTC
On article Behind the Shot: Shredded (90 comments in total)
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(unknown member): Well, let's see now. It's the wrong lens and the ice and mountain are way too far apart, BECAUSE the decision was made to use the wrong lens-hence story about risks and water, etc, quite unnecessarty (a new word?)

I would be lower down and further back with another lens, allowing the light catching the ice to have greater contrast and texture than from too far above, as here. This would close the gap between the mountain and the ice itself, also giving me more time (not going into the water) and the option to shoot horizontal AND vertical, and wait for the light to change, shooting at intervals.

I check out the best lens once I had EXACTLY the viewpoint I wanted.

I dont manipulate in PP except to raise contrast maybe and reduce noise (not a "creative photographer" Reality is Sacred!)

And I might use APS-C to get that depth of field, but filters, no, they ruin so many documentaries on TV already, j'en ai horreur de ca.

But then, it's not my picture

"I dont manipulate in PP except to raise contrast maybe and reduce noise (not a "creative photographer" Reality is Sacred!)"

...except the camera and lens cannot capture "reality" It takes a lot of knowledge and experience in PP to get close to what the eye and brain see. You miss the whole point of PP.

Link | Posted on May 6, 2014 at 19:10 UTC
On article Miggo Strap and Grip review (85 comments in total)

I've used the Hakuba Hand Strap for many years with 5 different cameras. It's simple, cheap, and makes a huge difference in holding and shooting for long periods. I wouldn't think of shooting without it.

This thing, OTH, looks pretty useless.

Link | Posted on Feb 18, 2014 at 21:06 UTC as 58th comment
On article 5 Kickstarter projects for photographers (26 comments in total)
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MatrixClaw: Is there really that big of a demand for all this iPhone crap?

I mean, come on... iPhone product shots and stabilization kits?!?

Any photo accessory for a smartphone that costs more than 30 or 40 bucks is ridiculous. It's a cheap camera, and it's stupid to spend money trying to make it better.

Link | Posted on Dec 17, 2013 at 22:28 UTC
On article TIME's top photos of the year (148 comments in total)
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brianj: Does a photo need to be about some sort of violence to draw people's attention?

All sensationalist photos, and overdone. I remember when Time was a respectable magazine. Now it's a sensational, exploitative rag like the National Enquirer.

Link | Posted on Dec 8, 2013 at 07:03 UTC

Sorry, not creative, did not make me smile. These trite snapshots make it to the NEWS section of DPR?

Link | Posted on Aug 5, 2013 at 06:46 UTC as 69th comment | 1 reply

Shi#%ty title, shi##ty book.

Link | Posted on May 21, 2013 at 23:39 UTC as 10th comment | 1 reply
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Baracus: "Basically we have no plans to make Lightroom subscription-only at any point in the future."

Basically I have no plans to have brunch this Sunday. It doesn't mean I won't end up having brunch this Sunday.

I'll second an official "thumbs down" to the political post. First, because its inappropriate here, and second, because its moronic.

Link | Posted on May 16, 2013 at 05:37 UTC
On article Google Glass app takes photos with a wink (5 comments in total)

So, every time you blink you take a pic? Hmmm...sounds like thousands of unwanted pics every day - brilliant!

Link | Posted on May 5, 2013 at 18:42 UTC as 3rd comment
On article You'll have to wait a "year-ish" for Google Glass (73 comments in total)
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skysi: I can't wait until I'll be able to brake those glasses :)

Can't wait until you learn to spell!

Link | Posted on Apr 23, 2013 at 20:06 UTC
On article Datacolor introduces color calibration app for iPad (2 comments in total)

Total waste of time.

Looking at photos thru the app (which you must), it takes about 20 seconds for each pic. then to apply calibration, another 20 seconds. Hardly any difference, a little more saturation. The two-pic comparison doesn't work, shows a pre-loaded Datacolor pic instead of yours.

Link | Posted on Mar 20, 2013 at 19:50 UTC as 1st comment
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Marty4650: Andy.... thanks for another extremely well written lens review.

I am not particularly fond of superzoom lenses, but you have done a very nice job of explaining the pros and cons of this lens for people who might be interested in this sort of lens.

If anyone wants a "one lens solution" then this could be it for them.

I've used a superzoom (Sigma 18-200 OS) for years, find it to be an incredibly useful lens that is on my camera 50% of the time. I have had no IQ issues, once I learned its capabilities.

I should add that Sigma has quality control issues. I bought three versions of the lens at B&H, tested them over a weekend, then kept the best one. (I live a few blocks from B&H).

Any lens is a compromise regarding focal length, speed, IQ, price, weight, etc. I've always had a superzoom as part of my arsenal - wouldn't live without it, especially for travel and all-around lens.

Link | Posted on Nov 21, 2012 at 19:54 UTC
On article iPhone 5 vs. iPhone 4S: Image comparison (94 comments in total)

I use the iPhone 4S for about 50% of my photography. It's fine for snapshots, and it always in my pocket. Sure, it doesn't compare to my 60D and array of lenses, but (read previous sentence).

Also, although I'm not a big FB fan, it's really great to be able to send a photo to someone immediately in a text or email.

Link | Posted on Sep 14, 2012 at 05:23 UTC as 18th comment
On article Canon significantly improves EOS 7D with firmware v2 (296 comments in total)
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AP7: I wish if Canon could update firmware for T2i/550D to incorporate:

1. In-camera RAW editing, creative filters, jpeg editing
2. Maximum Auto ISO setting
3. Manual audio adjustment
4. Focus peaking

Come on Canon, millions of T2i users around the globe would be highly grateful and royal.

Many of these features and much more are already available with Magic Lantern firmware.

Link | Posted on Jun 30, 2012 at 05:33 UTC
On article Canon significantly improves EOS 7D with firmware v2 (296 comments in total)

Nice that Canon is throwing a bone to 7D users, who cannot use Magic Lantern. ML has all these "new" features plus hundreds more, and is available on every Canon camera from the last few years - except the 7D.

Link | Posted on Jun 30, 2012 at 05:16 UTC as 20th comment
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