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Raist3d

Raist3d

Lives in United States Canyon Country, AK, United States
Works as a Photographer & Game Developer (Programmer)
Has a website at http://raist3d.typepad.com
Joined on Dec 9, 2001
About me:

To continue loving video games, their programming while doing & improving my
professional photography, punish the guilty, reward the good, educate kids and fight for
all that is good. :-)

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Raist3d: Why? Who is buying these things...

Miwok- ok that's a good point :-)

Direct link | Posted on Nov 26, 2014 at 18:17 UTC

Why? Who is buying these things...

Direct link | Posted on Nov 26, 2014 at 09:30 UTC as 32nd comment | 3 replies
On Olympus OM-D E-M5 rumored to be out of production article (211 comments in total)
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Mirrorless Crusader: This camera stands alone as the greatest digital camera the world has ever seen.

Except there are many other mirror less cameras that some do worse, some better, image quality for you know- photographers. *shrugs*, same delusional thing stands.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 16, 2014 at 01:56 UTC
On Olympus OM-D E-M5 rumored to be out of production article (211 comments in total)
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Mirrorless Crusader: This camera stands alone as the greatest digital camera the world has ever seen.

LOL yeah, but you could say he would root for another mirror less camera. IT's just a silly statement to make anyway.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 15, 2014 at 19:46 UTC
On Olympus OM-D E-M5 rumored to be out of production article (211 comments in total)
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Raist3d: I don't understand why this is big news. Or why so important. Wow, and older camera model going out of production? Really?! Never heard of that before in the market.

And reporting a rumor? (!) Not that it makes a difference true or not true.

I agree Marty. What I am trying to say is that this is all pretty standard. It should result as no shock, no surprise.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 15, 2014 at 19:46 UTC
On Olympus OM-D E-M5 rumored to be out of production article (211 comments in total)

I don't understand why this is big news. Or why so important. Wow, and older camera model going out of production? Really?! Never heard of that before in the market.

And reporting a rumor? (!) Not that it makes a difference true or not true.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 15, 2014 at 09:13 UTC as 46th comment | 6 replies
On Olympus OM-D E-M5 rumored to be out of production article (211 comments in total)
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Mirrorless Crusader: This camera stands alone as the greatest digital camera the world has ever seen.

You are truly delusional. This is like calling a particular video game "the best game ever." It all depends what each photographer is looking for.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 15, 2014 at 09:12 UTC
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Weia: The old 7-14 is hard to beat, so hope it is equal.

Marty- just because "the new lens is constant F2.8" doesn't automatically make it a better lens. It maybe - or it may not be. m4/3rds has optical software corrections in its standard (unlike 4/3rds) because of the compromises it represents. Though I am with you that this new line of Pro lenses from Olympus will be pretty good.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 3, 2014 at 03:11 UTC
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Donnie G: Olympus makes great lenses. It's too bad that these lenses are being made for a dying system. Micro 4/3 will be laid to rest alongside 4/3 because both Olympus and Panasonic together can't generate enough sales volume to keep the standard alive, and 3rd party lens makers are swallowing up the few chances at profit that are left. R.I.P. M4/3.

I don't understand this comment. Where is the evidence the m4/3rd system is dying?

Direct link | Posted on Nov 3, 2014 at 03:09 UTC
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Raist3d: No x-trans support, no Dxo.

@Everyone recommending this or that for x-trans- I know there are other options. My point is, DXo still doesn't support it. I prefer Capture One for x-trans myself.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 31, 2014 at 13:30 UTC
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Raist3d: No x-trans support, no Dxo.

@Marc- yeah, it seems weird. They support specific DNG's. But what I have heard is DNG isn't as generic as Adobe sells it. But it sure must be more generic than typical RAW.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 31, 2014 at 13:30 UTC
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Raist3d: No x-trans support, no Dxo.

@Marc- that's fine. I know there are other options. I am just mentioning DXo doesn't do X-trans yet :-)

Direct link | Posted on Oct 31, 2014 at 04:44 UTC

No x-trans support, no Dxo.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 30, 2014 at 20:46 UTC as 43rd comment | 21 replies
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Marty4650: Nikon makes a very similar lens for quite a bit less. The Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 16-85mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR, which sells for around $600. But it may not be weather sealed.

While you really don't need to be competitively priced once you lock someone into your lens mount, setting prices too high can discourage new customers from getting on board.

As you said, not weather sealed. Pentax needs this so they can sell twir weather sealed body. They market weather sealed bodies after all. Also the street price will be lower anyway.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 30, 2014 at 04:37 UTC
On Lomography adds Lomochrome Turquoise film to lineup article (90 comments in total)
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Raist3d: You can tell how many people just don't get art or photography by all the negative comments instead of simply accepting this is just another brush and canvas of light, different from digital.

Obviously just because something exists doesn't mean you have to use it or buy it, while still be a valid good option for those who know how to and want to use it. Why else would Lomo bottler if there wasn't a market for it?

Saying this as a guy who does not regularly shoot film.

AlanG- I agree. I would even say that's more important, for sure, than the process, when process has gone too technical or has been too much into focus ("better camera, better photographer" faulty thinking).

Direct link | Posted on Oct 26, 2014 at 15:30 UTC
On Lomography adds Lomochrome Turquoise film to lineup article (90 comments in total)

You can tell how many people just don't get art or photography by all the negative comments instead of simply accepting this is just another brush and canvas of light, different from digital.

Obviously just because something exists doesn't mean you have to use it or buy it, while still be a valid good option for those who know how to and want to use it. Why else would Lomo bottler if there wasn't a market for it?

Saying this as a guy who does not regularly shoot film.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 23, 2014 at 22:01 UTC as 9th comment | 6 replies
On Lomography adds Lomochrome Turquoise film to lineup article (90 comments in total)
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Roland Karlsson: Hmmmmm ... a color film with faulty colors.

Yup. Imagine the possibilities.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 23, 2014 at 21:56 UTC
On Canon EOS 7D Mark II: A professional's opinion article (511 comments in total)
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Yannick KREMPP: That's... not helpful at all. Replace 7D Mark 2 by iPad, or purse, or screwdriver and it all makes sense. Come on, voice tagging ? Crop sensor a negative for sports ? That wifi thing again ? I take it for what it is, a woman's point of view on something she uses as just another tool. Now please read me correctly, I have nothing against her, nor am I being sexist here. It's just like I said, of no interest here: ask a formula 1 or nascar driver what he expects from a car, and post this on a consumer website to help mr lambda choose his next car, you'll get the same.

Now if you're a pro, you shouldn't be reading this, you should already know what to expect or don't care at all. Or be out shooting, or whatever.

Yannick, with all respect, you said your reply isn't sexist, and I tried to follow it, but then you reply in this last reply that her list to point out is because she's a woman. Come on. How about the things she listed perhaps matter to a *pro* working photographer? Male or female?

I have seen similar lists from men. Because at the point you are working to get that image 8-12 hours a day, a lot of other things matter. And if the ergonomics aren't good, that will hurt you.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 22, 2014 at 18:05 UTC
On Post-Photokina polls - Tell us what you think article (198 comments in total)
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ManuelVilardeMacedo: I voted "full frame or nothing", though I don't really appreciate the implication of fanaticism that sentence contains. Having used 4/3 for years and dipped a toe or two in APS-C, and having a substancial experience with the real full frame (135 film), I believe full frame is the only way for digital to go. It's better at everything compared to smaller formats. As demand increases, chances are we'll see truly affordable full frame systems very soon.
Of course one could go over the top and vote for medium format, but are our computers up to handling such large files? Full frame is actually more sensible than it appears to 1", 4/3 and APS-C users - as long as one doesn't go bananas and buys 36 MP cameras.
Some months ago I had the chance to sort a Nikon Df. I fell in love even before holding it. It's such a capable camera! I wish people would look at it without prejudice.

@Manuel- oh, no no. You are hardly disappointing me. Your very first post states very clearly how much in tune with what matters in photograph you really are. You don't need to elaborate- you made it quite clear :-)

Direct link | Posted on Oct 4, 2014 at 14:03 UTC
On Post-Photokina polls - Tell us what you think article (198 comments in total)
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ManuelVilardeMacedo: I voted "full frame or nothing", though I don't really appreciate the implication of fanaticism that sentence contains. Having used 4/3 for years and dipped a toe or two in APS-C, and having a substancial experience with the real full frame (135 film), I believe full frame is the only way for digital to go. It's better at everything compared to smaller formats. As demand increases, chances are we'll see truly affordable full frame systems very soon.
Of course one could go over the top and vote for medium format, but are our computers up to handling such large files? Full frame is actually more sensible than it appears to 1", 4/3 and APS-C users - as long as one doesn't go bananas and buys 36 MP cameras.
Some months ago I had the chance to sort a Nikon Df. I fell in love even before holding it. It's such a capable camera! I wish people would look at it without prejudice.

Your very post establishes rather well why the categorical statement of FF doesn't make much sense. You are establishing some rather arbitrary criteria for "ok" that is very unique to your needs.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 4, 2014 at 12:53 UTC
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