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#1 toni-a

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Posted 21 January 2017 - 06:59 PM

Older camera bodies are still doing well and functioning.

 

Please no politics involved here

 

Obama picture was taken with a 5DMKII, Trump it's 1Ds MKIII even an older camera body... to make things even more striking the lens used it's 70-200f2.8 IS MKI not the newer version

Ok it's a little bit noisy at ISO 640 and whatever you want to say or complain however it's the presidential portrait that will be reprinted thousand if not millions of times, and we are still discussing image quality here....

Once again please  no politics

 

you can check the exif

 

https://www.whitehou...45/PE Color.jpg



#2 dave's clichés

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Posted 22 January 2017 - 09:26 AM

  Trump!

 

    Oh you mean that figure who half of the world is already protesting against!



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Posted 22 January 2017 - 11:47 AM

Remember: no politics (after all, the guy got elected somehow). The picture looks odd to me, like not much is really sharp / in focus. I would have probably stopped down a lot to have all of the face, and as much as possible of the costume to be in the plane of sharp focus. But what do I know. :)

 

But that means I could keep my 70-200/2.8 L IS - if it's good enough to be used to shoot the POTUS, then it's probably good enough for me. :)



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Posted 22 January 2017 - 12:28 PM

Toni-A, if you come up with pure fanboy-crap of which Canon on some event used on this US president who won although close to 3 millions voters less than his opponent, and whose official PR manager barked to the press, "there was more people at inauguration than ever people" which is another blatant lie, then it's just missing a lot more serious problems.

 

Seeing what this idiot already did, said and how he behaved, makes the choice of camera for his official portrait such a ridiculous thing - I only ask "why starting a thread for this useless information?"


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Posted 22 January 2017 - 01:36 PM

Toni-A, if you come up with pure fanboy-crap of which Canon on some event used on this US president who won although close to 3 millions voters less than his opponent, and whose official PR manager barked to the press, "there was more people at inauguration than ever" which is another blatant lie, then it's just missing a lot more serious problems.

 

Seeing what this idiot already did, said and how he behaved, makes the choice of camera for his official portrait such a ridiculous thing - I only ask "why starting a thread for this useless information?"

  Absolutely JoJu!!

 

 I'm sure your intentions photographically were good Toni, but given the situation overall and the feelings created around the world, I think it would have been prudent to have thought twice about posting which camera was used by whom!



#6 toni-a

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Posted 22 January 2017 - 02:45 PM

I am not a US citizen, he's not president of my country, so I am not concerned.
It's about a camera and lens now considered outdated that had the shot selected amongst all others, it's to say that it's not always the ultimate image quality(even when it's readily available) that comes first.

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Posted 22 January 2017 - 03:11 PM

Looking at the actual image, the Predator Trump image is not good at all. Noise (IQ) wise, pose wise, photographer wise. So what exactly did come first? Incompetence? Well, that is fitting, actually.



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Posted 22 January 2017 - 04:48 PM

Well, I'm with Toni on this one, even though that guy is still relevant to the rest of the world by the virtue of being in the most powerful position on Earth (and believe me, in the years that I've been watching the politics the person and the party affiliation of the erstwhile POTUS has been making surprisingly little difference for the sheer vector of the US policy towards the rest of the world, especially for those on the receiving end of the said policy and its *ahem* politico-military extension). :)



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Posted 22 January 2017 - 05:31 PM

I am not a US citizen, he's not president of my country, so I am not concerned.
It's about a camera and lens now considered outdated that had the shot selected amongst all others, it's to say that it's not always the ultimate image quality(even when it's readily available) that comes first.

 

To research cameras of celebrity pictures, you can choose any other politician, Toni. Sorry, you don't get away so easily with this crap.

 

What matters more than cameras, is how president Trump will use pictures which fit his lies.

 

See for yourself: https://twitter.com/..._src=twsrc^tfw 

 

Trump uses a stock picture from Obama's inauguration to "prove" there were a lot more people on his than actually were - except all the white parts were Ku-Klux-clan members wearing their uniforms. We will witness truth faking more than ever before. Sure we can use our skills and check EXIF or other traces a quick and dirty photo-"retouch" can do. But who cares? He produces more lies than there is truth in a day.

 

I don't care either about U.S., they got the president they deserve and elected. But Trump is just bad news for the whole world, not only the part you're living in.


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#10 toni-a

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Posted 22 January 2017 - 07:06 PM



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#11 toni-a

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Posted 25 January 2017 - 08:41 AM

Seems we will be having a new Canon user 

 

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Posted 25 January 2017 - 09:29 AM

So you can give him frist hand lessons "how to become a fanboy", great.

 

He has now some spare time, maybe we gonna meet a new user xpotus.

 

:lol:


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Posted 25 January 2017 - 12:01 PM

That's still better than the video clip I saw once, with two "Suicide girls" goth chicks shooting (?) each other with a Canon 7D + 35L while gradually stripping. :)

 

The local prime minister, ex-president, also owns all kinds of gear including some Leica S fare. Doesn't make him look less awkward. :)



#14 toni-a

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Posted 25 January 2017 - 09:48 PM

Meanwhile in Lebanon...

Lebanese-Advertisement-For-Nuts.jpg

 

that's an ad for Alrifai my favorite Lebanese nuts, had the contained less calories I would have eaten much more, believe me they are really tasty.

Was this presentation on the first page of the magazine intentional ? the officials ar Alrifai said "Al Rifai is a brand that is generally not afraid to take risks" ..... some people are ready for anything to sell their products.


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#15 JoJu

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Posted 25 January 2017 - 09:50 PM

:D



#16 toni-a

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Posted 25 January 2017 - 10:01 PM

If you like the lebanese nuts they do ship to switzerland  :rolleyes:



#17 Arthur Macmillan

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Posted 11 February 2017 - 02:38 PM

I don't think the camera is important.  Certainly it is good enough equipment.

 

The decision to make Trump so crisply in focus, and to have the American flag and capitol appear blurry, and the odd blue color cast of the capitol building seem almost to have a mocking and critical overall effect.  One is a hard reality, and one is out of focus and unreal. 

 

Probably unintentional?  The challenge of a backlit outdoor background through a window.?  I agree, the least one could do would be to have the flag in focus. 

 

I also agree that "Predator Trump" was the result, intended or not.  The stern expression, combined with the only non-flat object in the frame makes him appear to be jumping out at, and attacking you!

 

On the other hand, that could be exactly what Trump wanted...I personally, don't like it.  It isn't at all natural.  Just my two cents, and a couple weeks behind at that!

 

Oh, I should say it is apparent that Toni-a has high standards for those who do portraits.  I actually believe Toni-a was sufficiently offended by technical details of the photo, that he seriously wanted to get an evaluation of the photo's merits.  So, I am going to have to ignore the politics and just give the portrait maybe....3 out of 10?  Most of the three because Trumps hair looks about as good as I have seen it.






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