July 31, 2014, 06:49:18 PM

Show Posts

This section allows you to view all posts made by this member. Note that you can only see posts made in areas you currently have access to.


Messages - ishdakuteb

Pages: [1] 2 3 ... 23
1
but... but... too bad... most photographers who were using canon/nikon were wearing sony "alpha" vest...  :P






2
Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Nikon offers worst promotion...ever
« on: July 01, 2014, 11:48:07 AM »
not worth for the loss from switching, hence, kill the deal.  it is worse because nikon offers too low  :o

   1. some credit cards out there currently offer $200 cash back after $1500
   2. discover currently offers $150 if one spends $1000/month
   3. etc.

3
Third Party Manufacturers / Re: D810!!!
« on: June 27, 2014, 10:21:18 AM »
post your or raw file with meta data files here so that people know what i am talking about.... "Unfortunately it gets converted to sRGB for the web" <--  if this in rgb format, it look much like CRAAAAPPPPP

I've looked at the images you've posted to CR and if you're proud of them then I'll just say that we have very different tastes in photographs or what makes a photograph good.

I am proud of them when comparing to yours ONLY...

4
Third Party Manufacturers / Re: D810!!!
« on: June 27, 2014, 03:35:44 AM »
   - neuro:  have shared knowledge via discussion and have contributed times to provide good examples.
   - aglet:  nothing but trying to bash canon, talk crap and take crap images (A2BArt.com - moving your imagination )
   - dilber: ditto (same exact the next previous one, aglet, except link to website)...

note:  beside canon, i also like nikon, fuji, pentax... but NOT sony and hp


Let me put it another way:
neuro: bashes every camera/lens manufacturer except Canon, regardless of how good/bad the product is.
dilbert: bashes any company that dilbert sees as having a weak product


i am not sure as if week product simply because i:
   1.  do not have enough tools and information to judge/test (note:  field test should be tied if correct exposure)
   2.  do not know from a to z, another word, in and out of it

but i know for sure that you do not know what you are talking about?  do you involve in designing sensor,  integrate sensor, testing sensor... especially you do not know what you were saying in this following post:

   http://www.canonrumors.com/forum/index.php?topic=8105.msg404923#msg404923

post your or raw file with meta data files here so that people know what i am talking about.... "Unfortunately it gets converted to sRGB for the web" <--  if this in rgb format, it look much like CRAAAAPPPPP

5
Third Party Manufacturers / Re: D810!!!
« on: June 27, 2014, 03:28:23 AM »
[and i am, here in this topic, to let you have a chance to prove that your images are better than my images.  and i will prove you wrong...

Are you referring to the images that show up in your posts already on CR?

none of those, including yours (since any of my posted images are not better than anyone else, but certainly better than yours, also posted on cr forum)... those are just quick shots for practicing and learning.  have your chance to take new images.  i am going to post my new images, including raw... take wppi 16x20 rules as this rule of play.  how about that and fair enough...

do not go out there and steal since i know most of famous people images and keep in mind that raw file should be include in this play...

note:  play rules has been recently mentioned again, "to be clear, dodging and burning, vignetting is ok but not a graduated filter or texture etc"

6
Third Party Manufacturers / Re: D810!!!
« on: June 27, 2014, 02:16:05 AM »
Quote from: dibert

I propose a poll to see who among the CR members neuroanatomist, dilbert, or Aglet has provided the most helpful/useful/beneficial information to the other members of the forum.  The one with the most votes earns a pat on the back, the other two are permanently banned from CR forums.  I'll abide by the results if you two agree to do so as well.  What do you say, gentlemen...are you ready to put your reputations on the line?

It would seem that you post here for a completely different reason than I do, namely your ego needs stroking.

I post here mainly because I enjoy helping people, sharing knowledge (I enjoyed teaching medical and graduate students, and I rather miss teaching), and good technical discussions in which I can both contribute and learn from others.

Up until the point where you mentioned that you wanted/expected a pat on the back, I might have believed you (that your goals weren't ego driven.)

here my vote:

   - neuro:  have shared knowledge via discussion and have contributed times to provide good examples.
   - aglet:  nothing but trying to bash canon, talk crap and take crap images (A2BArt.com - moving your imagination )
   - dilber: ditto (same exact the next previous one, aglet, except link to website)...

note:  beside canon, i also like nikon, fuji, pentax... but NOT sony and hp

7
Third Party Manufacturers / Re: D810!!!
« on: June 27, 2014, 01:23:34 AM »
       Yes, a 3 year old camera is a 3 year old camera, but as long as your camera is the still current model, your resale value will not drop as quickly as a model that has a replacement model on the market...  When a new model is launch, the price of the older model will drop even if the different between the new model and the old model is just the colour of the camera... A model with a replacement model in the market will sound older than it really is.

      Have a nice day.


exactly...  however, if new model release earlier than 2 years, i would suspect its performance comparing to previous one since r&d is not a quick process, it is required to have both entry criteria and exit criteria for each phrase or milestone, like the following:



note:  i do not expect any private industries using above process, but at least some sort of similar since they are all ISO and CMMI certified... to ensure appropriate quality products and products with new performance and features to customers...

8
Third Party Manufacturers / Re: D810!!!
« on: June 27, 2014, 01:15:29 AM »
I feel sorry for Nikon owners.
It doesn't matter what model they buy, even when first released, as a few months down the track, Nikon will bring out a new and improved version of it making your current model obsolete and now worth substantially less than it cost you. Remember the D600 then the 610?
Canon does hang onto models much longer, and hence they have better re-sale value later on as say, after 3 years, your Canon may be just superseded, but if you had an equivalent Nikon, it would be 3 models old and practically worthless.

I'm not saying that Nikon cameras are no good, in fact, they are very good indeed, but constant model updates is not how you keep up the perceived and resale value of products.
It also makes it more difficult regarding spare parts too, as many models mean lots of parts and distributors only have so much space and money for parts.

I feel sorry for people who buy cameras based on how much they can sell them for.

If your camera is in good enough condition to be sold as "mint" or "near mint" condition then you obviously haven't used it very much.

dilbert,  i am one of those who like to keep my camera near mint, including my test camera (not for resale value, but i have been trained to use stuff that way since i was a kid).  i have been used dslr not too long ago, about a little more than 2 years and half, but all of them are not near mint, but MINT.  and i am, here in this topic, to let you have a chance to prove that your images are better than my images.  and i will prove you wrong...

9
Reviews / Re: Is Canon 5d mk 1 still a good camera?
« on: June 22, 2014, 12:10:14 AM »
i personally believe that it is still a good camera, but we, most of the time, want use and buy a better... once budget is not an issue.

take a look at below video, this photographer (i believe that he is a high end fashion photographer), one of those that i like most, is still using his canon 5d mark i.  pay attention to lenses that he uses also as if you wish... has watched his videos for a while and still enjoy with every single new comings...

note:  one of his cheapest lenses is 50mm f/1.8 and i think he does own 5d mark ii too...

G-FORCE | Image Campaign Small | Large

10
Reviews / Re: DxO reviews Sony A7s: king of low light photography?
« on: June 21, 2014, 09:11:04 PM »
I'm just pointing out that the 2 aspects, image-quality vs getting-the-shot, do not embody exactly the same criteria as they are generally priorities for different situations, not necessary directly comparable.

'Getting the shot' ALWAYS trumps sensor-dependent image quality. ALWAYS.
13280 posts of not contributing anything new to the conversation

so you are saying with 864 of your post, you have contributed many things including new conversations?  to my eyes, it does not matter
1. how many years of experience you have, and
2. what branch of camera you are buying

you cannot get better image quality than mine in anyways.  how big you want me to print with this below image, quick snap of my cup, which was shot with canon 30d, 50mm f/1.4 lenses at iso of 640 (absolutely no noise reduction)? and it is shot with the purpose to prove... right after i saw your post.

one of your friend, dilbert, (backing up for each other) posted an image with a note indicates that it was too bad that he has to convert srgb for web.  i was laughing so hard since that image would look much more worse when it is in rgb.  i have learned about managing of color space for few months by now since my personal understanding is that color moods is as much as important as light.

question:  "... buy what marketing tells them they should want" are you talking about yourself?

11
EOS Bodies / Re: DSLR vs Mirrorless :: Evolution of cameras
« on: June 20, 2014, 03:30:20 AM »
honestly, i do love fuji cameras.  however, either one of the following will work:

1. if one are willing to learn about photography and have fun with all its challenges , dslr with optical viewfinder would be the camera he/she should buy, or
2. if one WOULD NOT LIKE to learn about photography, then a mirror-less camera should be the one that he/she will pick up since:
    a. you get what you see which is, to me, no challenge and fun, and
    b. ease of use (even a kid can get a right exposure after less than an hour of learning.)

if i have to buy a mirror-less so that my wife can also use, fuji x-pro1 or fuji x100s will be the one that i am going to buy since i think it does offer, sort of, optical viewfinder.  fuji xt-1 (my friend lets me use his for few times) is a wonderful camera, but too bad, it does not offer optical viewfinder like the other two...  hopefully fuji offers both again in the future...

it is just my personal thought and i am not a pro either...


I feel differently. Photography is about photography. It is not about the difficulty with which photos are taken. Photography to me is capturing beauty, telling stories. I am impressed by photos, not with the technique with which the photo was taken unless the technique itself is creating magic.


totally agree with you on "...is capturing beauty, telling stories".  but "...impressed by photos" is not quite if without techniques.  if i say that all i care is the result of addition/subtraction/multiplication/division problems and do not care about the ability of solving the problems without calculator, would you agree?  i think that is the reason why nikon come up with its ads "PURE PHOTOGRAPHY" (note:  i am not trying to advertise for nikon since i am a canon user.)

i certainly believe that a photoshop expert with good imagination can turn a crap image to a stunning image with little of effort.  of course, i am talking about a image that is in focus, not out of focus ;)

about capturing beauty, there are probably easy ways to do it but require a camera offering high quality video (i think)... try to film it with all possible angles and extract a frame that one would think it is best.  in this case, one would probably never miss a moment in this case.  for example, i have done like the one below multiple times, capturing a frame that i like from a clip and then learn to use photoshop from there when i am busying with my kids but want to have some image to play with (note:  done in the past and you probably know where i get it from).  however, to have a beauty image from movie frames still require techniques such as using angle and subject matter, isn't it?

however, it is probably not fun to someone else, but it does to me when trying to capture an image within my exposure.  adding up, i cannot find an ease for myself if someone, one day, approaches me and ask for help with taking an image with a dslr which has a broken lcd.  that is the reason why i always find my time to learn hard in the past two year and half.

after all, there are always funs and challenges of hits and misses of exposures like jay maisel has stated, "who has faith about exposure"...  one still miss sometimes, even though he/she is an expert photographer...

below image was extracted from a youtube video:



below is a fun video of showing how to turn regular images to telling story images using photoshop.  well, this guy is an EXPERT in ART which also includes photography and photoshop.

Photoshop Live - Street Retouch Prank Small | Large

12
EOS Bodies / Re: DSLR vs Mirrorless :: Evolution of cameras
« on: June 20, 2014, 01:05:19 AM »
honestly, i do love fuji cameras.  however, either one of the following will work:

1. if one are willing to learn about photography and have fun with all its challenges , dslr with optical viewfinder would be the camera he/she should buy, or
2. if one WOULD NOT LIKE to learn about photography, then a mirror-less camera should be the one that he/she will pick up since:
    a. you get what you see which is, to me, no challenge and fun, and
    b. ease of use (even a kid can get a right exposure after less than an hour of learning.)

if i have to buy a mirror-less so that my wife can also use, fuji x-pro1 or fuji x100s will be the one that i am going to buy since i think it does offer, sort of, optical viewfinder.  fuji xt-1 (my friend lets me use his for few times) is a wonderful camera, but too bad, it does not offer optical viewfinder like the other two...  hopefully fuji offers both again in the future...

it is just my personal thought and i am not a pro either...

13
1. Are 18 Megapixels enough?
    Ans:  I would say "YES", but no objection if < 25...

2. Why do we need more than 12 stops of DR?
    Ans:  See all of the following
    a. Lanscape photographers wants,
    b. More capability has always been prefered as nice to have,
    c. Recover wrong exposure images... (Note:  Wrong exposure means image is different from expectation.)

3. What ISO setting will we need to take pictures on a new moon night?  Do we really need anything better than the 1D X / 6D?
   Ans:  Have not been shooting moon before, but guess s16 rule is probabaly fine ISO-100 | f/16 | 1/100

4. When will mirrorless camera take over?  Bonus: When will they pass the Turing test???
   Ans:  I do not know, but I do not like EVF, not fun and not challenge.

5. Assuming Sony, Nikon, or Fuji had the same lens selection as Canon, and money was no issue, would you switch? Why?
   Ans:  Not swiching but buy more (Note:  Money was no issue) Nikon and Fuji only, Sony... Forget it...

6. Is IS necessary on wide angle lenses?  Do you even use IS on your lenses?
   Ans:  Umm...  See 2(b)

7. What's better, USM or STM?
   Ans:  Ooops, I do not know.  All I know is STM is best for DPAF and benefit in live view only...

   Note:  I do not use live view.  If I fail to take a picture, that is my fault and I need to learn more...

8. Should DSLRs have video or is just a waste of R&D & money?
    Ans: Videographers will hunt me out if I am trying to answer this question LOL...

9. Is DxOMark THE authority on lens and sensor measurements?
    Ans:  Fun to read, but not to trust since involving with business.  Never trust business people unless I have to

    Note:  I was raised in a business family  :P

Regarding question number 4, mirrorless with EVF.  I understand why people who use EVF shooting outside.  It is simply because of sun bright.  How about in door?  Why don't they use liveview?  It is bigger, brighter (might be), etc... Afaid to be called as point and shoot camera? LOL

Well, I have seen number of people do things kinda like this...  Anyways, mirrorless is fun to play around with and have, but I will not trade my OVF for EVF unless I have both capability like Fujifilm, am able to select my focus in the crowd quick and precise...

Now, Canon please let me see 7D Mark II.  I am fine with just seeing how it look like, been waiting so long...

14
Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Nikon's D800E 30% sharper than D800
« on: June 05, 2014, 11:37:09 PM »
Dilbert, Canon Rumors is a Canon equipment related website and forum. Who cares about Nikon?!

Spread useful information and experience about Canon gear. But don't bother us with Nikon.

1. Just ignore it though... That is their jobs LOL
2. They both cannot deliver a sharp image, which includes quality and content, regardless what brand (For example:  Dustin Abbott, among other CR members, can deliver sharp images in both quality and content, in my opinion).  If they do, I would guess they have shown number of their images in the past two years (about the time that i picked up my first Canon DSLR and join this forum).

However, if there was a day that Canon stopped selling cameras, I would then buy Fuji or Nikon... Sony is out of my list.  But sorry, Canon's heart is still beating strong, adding up mirrorless is not my first choice since OVF is still out there.  Why?  It is simply because I do not like EVF.  Even my daughter can pick that EVF type of camera and deliver an image without an error in setting exposure, regardless what mode she uses (using together with flash is another story)...  With OVF, she cannot.  That is the most fun and challenge part of using OVF.  And yes, I have played with mirrorless camera, Fuji x100s, Fuji X-Pro1, Fuji XT-1 and Sony A7 (my friends own them)

Regarding Zeiss lenses, there is no doubt about their lenses' quality, color and contrast.  But I love capturing candid images; therefore, Zeiss is currently not my choice either...

After all, digging in techniques first, both capturing and post processing, since delivered images talk.


15
Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Yongnuo YN-E3-RT Officially Released
« on: June 05, 2014, 09:49:17 PM »
No, but they don't need to because the ST-E3-RT works as advertised on every camera every single time.

Every camera? Well, afaik I know the Canon original does have some issues with pre-2012 camera bodies.

As you have guessed, even as a vocal critic of the Yn I cannot help but mention that the missing Mac compatibility is known before purchase. Otherwise I'd like to make the case for Linux fw upgrade support :-)

No, not issues, AS ADVERTISED, actually it works better than as advertised, the sync speed is better for one.

glad to hear that but i am waiting for YN-600EX-RT.  for now, there is an only offer is shanny SN600EX-RT.  but i am not familiar with this company; therefore, i would wait for yongnuo...

thanks for the update...

Pages: [1] 2 3 ... 23