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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scrup: So many threatened by a smartphone, like it's going to take away their manhood.

The smartphone has transformed so many peoples lives. If it hasn't transformed your life, all I can say is your probably living the last 20% of your lifespan.

Yes, the smartphone has transformed most humans into zombies walking around and staring into a tiny device a majority of their waking hours.

What progress!

Link | Posted on Oct 5, 2019 at 03:48 UTC

Does it work for moving images?

Link | Posted on Oct 4, 2019 at 19:14 UTC as 28th comment | 1 reply

My a6300 tracks subjects beautifully without "realtime Af". No reason to "upgrade". Terrific camera, especially with Sony's small, light lenses.

Link | Posted on Sep 11, 2019 at 17:28 UTC as 30th comment | 3 replies
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Aaron801: I don't understand why a camera that isn't designed to be either tiny or very inexpensive wouldn't be made with a tiltable LCD? It seem like this should be stadard equipment...

Fully-articulated screens stick out to the side and make a camera more obtrusive for street photographers. We need tilting only. Fixed screen is unusable to shoot from different angles in candid situations where speed is essential.

Link | Posted on Sep 9, 2019 at 18:25 UTC
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Lessiter: So nice to see a milc without movable lcd! I find some of Leica's design a bit to "90's brushed stainless minimalism" but looking at this I can feel the nice sensation of holding a 'dumb' block of a camera. Fixed lcd should be a pro in all reviews!

I'm now curious what the evf view of an SL looks like. Perhaps there's hope for the camera industry.

The hump looks good to, reminds me of something I can't quite pin down. Probably something from italy in the 70's or early 80's. Bang on trend in other words.

Fixed screen is unusable for my purposes out on the street doing street photography. I would not buy a camera with a fixed screen. YMMV

Link | Posted on Sep 9, 2019 at 18:22 UTC

What were they thinking?

Link | Posted on Sep 7, 2019 at 19:10 UTC as 38th comment | 2 replies

No improvement for me over the a6300, which is a great camera coupled with a fine array of small, light lenses. Perhaps a much improved sensor would tempt me, but nothing in these new releases.

Link | Posted on Aug 28, 2019 at 22:39 UTC as 40th comment | 4 replies

“It’s all done - automatically!”

Give me a break.

Link | Posted on Aug 27, 2019 at 17:26 UTC as 11th comment | 2 replies
On article 2019 Guide: Apple iPad Pro for Photographers (259 comments in total)

After using LR with the terrific Loupedeck console on a desktop with 24” monitor, every other UI (laptop, tablet) is slow, cludgy and inferior. Perhaps for travel - but I’ll wait to get home for serious PP.

Link | Posted on Aug 25, 2019 at 18:21 UTC as 64th comment
On article Fujifilm GFX 100 review (899 comments in total)

Pixel-peeper’s dream!

Link | Posted on Aug 8, 2019 at 02:12 UTC as 88th comment | 1 reply

100s of filters and effects - just what we need!

I’m happy to pay 10 bucks a month for continually updated versions of LR and PS.

Link | Posted on Jul 29, 2019 at 19:11 UTC as 25th comment | 6 replies
On article Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 VII Review (993 comments in total)

Too small and fiddly with no grip - what a waste of all that technology - just to say it fits in a pocket.

Link | Posted on Jul 26, 2019 at 02:35 UTC as 214th comment | 7 replies
On article Wacom launches budget-friendly Cintiq 22 pen display (72 comments in total)

Whose “budget” is that? How presumptuous to use the term “budget friendly”. Need new copy writers.

Link | Posted on Jul 22, 2019 at 18:15 UTC as 18th comment | 2 replies

Like iPhones - new models are pretty boring. Some incremental improvements in bodies and lenses, nothing that will make much of a difference in anyone’s photography.

Link | Posted on Jul 16, 2019 at 05:22 UTC as 76th comment | 3 replies

The Kennel Club Dog Photographer of the Year

I’m impressed! How did the winner hold the camera and press the shutter with his paws? I wasn’t even aware there were dog photographers!

Link | Posted on Jul 7, 2019 at 05:51 UTC as 21st comment | 2 replies
On article Sony a6400 review (1244 comments in total)
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JaimeA: We have tested side by side the a6500 and the a6400.
The a6400 is definitely a quantum leap in colors, detail produced and the much wider dynamic range. The new processor seems to give much better range of light and dark areas, sort of lightening the dark areas and darkening the bright ones. It works wonders with Photoshop RAW. It is a keeper camera.
Maybe sometime in the future a newer model will include IBIS - sorely needed where tripods are cumbersome or not allowed.

“The main story here is that, in a nutshell, image quality is identical to the older a6300 in Raw mode. We can first see this in terms of detail capture throughout the scene. “

This does not sound like a “quantum leap”.

Link | Posted on Jun 28, 2019 at 19:32 UTC
On article The best lenses for Sony mirrorless cameras (234 comments in total)

The concept of a “best” lens is ridiculous. All lenses are compromises, depending on what the user needs - weight, size, price, IQ, FL, AF, stabilization, speed, etc. are all factors to be considered. No lens is perfect - it depends on which compromises are important to you.

Link | Posted on Jun 8, 2019 at 03:05 UTC as 29th comment | 1 reply

Both Facebook and Victorian morals are irrelevant and passe. Move on to more intereting topics...

Link | Posted on Jun 8, 2019 at 03:00 UTC as 54th comment
On article Ricoh GR III review (651 comments in total)

No thanks - fixed screen makes it useless for me for street photography. I shoot different angles and POVs. My Sony a6300 with 20mm 2.8 pancake is plenty small enough, fits perfectly in hand, and - I can change lenses.

Link | Posted on May 28, 2019 at 01:03 UTC as 24th comment | 2 replies
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skanter: Seems DPR News and many photographers here do not understand that Street Photography is not historical documentary photography of streets. It is a totally different genre.

This might help:

http://www.streetviewphotography.net/b-spvsdp/

Link | Posted on May 22, 2019 at 02:58 UTC
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