Priaptor

Priaptor

Lives in United States South, AK, United States
Joined on Oct 12, 2006

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How much more "good will" would Nikon have achieved IF they just admitted to the problem when it was first discovered. This stuff never ceases to amaze me.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 26, 2014 at 15:11 UTC as 96th comment | 1 reply
On Nikon Df preview (2817 comments in total)

DUD!

Direct link | Posted on Nov 5, 2013 at 04:38 UTC as 1003rd comment
On Leica unveils D-Lux 6 Silver Edition news story (92 comments in total)

I have to say, I have always loved Leica, but recently had to give up. When companies like Sony are releasing competing products with leapfrogging technology with in many ways better build quality, how can Leica continue with the old "repackaging" and selling for a premium OEM products for equivalent prices.

Before I get attacked for quality of construction, my X1 had its leather exterior peel off, my Leica M9 was a painted silver that marred easily and both cameras while I enjoyed and felt had something to offer as there were few competing in this arena at the time, today, I don't see Leica as a legitimate choice either from a quality for technological perspective.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 24, 2013 at 15:08 UTC as 59th comment
On Sony Alpha A7 / A7R preview (2381 comments in total)
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Photato: FF stand for Fullframe Fixation.
The high cost of 36x24mm sensor production will relegate this line of cameras to the niche of affluent enthusiasts and given it a competitive disadvantage.
APS-H is the way to go. For 1/3 of the price and almost the same quality.
You know, FF backward compatibility is no longer that important, specially with mirrorless much shorter flange distance where it makes a lot of sense to go with the much sharper native glass.

"almost the same quality"

And you know this how????

"relegate this line of cameras to the niche of affluent enthusiasts"

Why is that? Depending upon the lens roll out, this may be a very competitive product to those HUGE DSLRs that non-affluent enthusiast pay much more for.

My take is you just don't like Sony, which is fine, but your premise is nothing but misplaced assumptions.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 16, 2013 at 13:38 UTC

Now that is awesome. Awesome enough to get me back into shooting wildlife in the dark

Direct link | Posted on Sep 15, 2013 at 16:02 UTC as 13th comment
On Fujifilm X100S Review preview (470 comments in total)

Congratulations to all who now feel better that DPREVIEW have validated their purchases.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 30, 2013 at 16:28 UTC as 86th comment
On 2013 Pulitzer Prize photography winners announced news story (50 comments in total)

From my perch, the Pulitzer, especially for writing and almost as much for photography has become a political joke, similar to the "Nobel Peace Prize".

Having read every Pulitzer prize winning book for the last 15 years I think Joseph would be turning over in his grave if he saw where this has gone. Same for photography

Direct link | Posted on Apr 16, 2013 at 16:09 UTC as 12th comment
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Deleted pending purge: Trophy hunters do not need more scopes. What they need is more basic education.
Whosoever takes life to posess a trophy should have their head examined.
Taking photos is just as exciting and no life is destroyed - isn't it time already to put a global stop to killing sports?
As to the Nikon ad... Why do we think that any camera manufacturer would stick to high moral values? It's against the credo of mercantilism, and the motto there is "Sell, sell, sell!"...

Interesting perspective. So given your comments I assume taking a life if no trophy is involved is morally acceptable??

Funny millions of human lives are taken every year in the name of " a woman's choice" which from your political slant you probably support.

It's a slippery slope when you make yourself the arbiter of morality as you often find yourself contradicting your own hypocritical views.

Me personally I don't understand the thrill of big game hunting or hunting in general love the environment and am as conservative as they come but don't pass judgement as readily as you seem to. Incidentally are you aware that the daming of our rivers have altered ecosystems and wiped out species more than any other act of man? Should we knock them down to rebalance our sensitive ecosystems in order to restore equilibrium and protect and restore those animals you seem to love and want to protect? I'm game.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 4, 2013 at 12:06 UTC
On Hands-on with the HTC One post (30 comments in total)

This is what the iPhone 5 should have been

Direct link | Posted on Feb 28, 2013 at 03:39 UTC as 22nd comment | 3 replies
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Priaptor: What is the RX-1? The best lightweight 35 mm fixed lens full sensor camera with kick ass results.

What isn't the RX-1? All the other crap you wannabes are criticizing it for.

Steven,

You show your ignorance. I guess you missed the point?

Direct link | Posted on Feb 23, 2013 at 22:08 UTC
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Schonbeck: I have a long history of photography. Fron 35mm film to digital starting with the D70, moving to the D200 and lastly the D7000. All great cameras in their moments in time. Ihave 27 000 digial photos in my iMAC. Last week I bought the RX1. Since then i have taken approx 200 photos. And i can honestly say i have produced several of the top 10 photos of my life in that week. That is simply fantastic. One week. 200 photos. And several would move into my top 10 spots. I would even say the top 1 spot. You can say what you want about this camera. But above is in my world beyond value for money. One week. 200 photos. Several top 10 of my life.

It is a fantastic camera

Direct link | Posted on Feb 23, 2013 at 17:17 UTC

What is the RX-1? The best lightweight 35 mm fixed lens full sensor camera with kick ass results.

What isn't the RX-1? All the other crap you wannabes are criticizing it for.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 23, 2013 at 14:54 UTC as 23rd comment | 3 replies
On Just Posted: Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX1 review news story (546 comments in total)
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thewhitehawk: A truly great little camera, though at it's pricepoint, I'd be more interested in looking at a Leica with interchangeable lenses, even with the immensely worse low-light performance.

Too bad. You could have bought my M9 and Summilux 50 if you were quick enough.

The RX-1 is the better camera and A STEAL by comparison.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 20, 2013 at 17:26 UTC
On Just Posted: Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX1 review news story (546 comments in total)
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Priaptor: You have to love all the hoi polloi posting their inane negative comments. None of you cretins even own one. It must suck to be just another wannabe.

@agentful

YES! And I love it. Eat your POOR little heart out!

Direct link | Posted on Feb 20, 2013 at 17:23 UTC
On Just Posted: Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX1 review news story (546 comments in total)

You have to love all the hoi polloi posting their inane negative comments. None of you cretins even own one. It must suck to be just another wannabe.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 20, 2013 at 14:33 UTC as 80th comment | 8 replies
On World Press Photo announces 2013 contest winners news story (298 comments in total)
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King Penguin: I am amazed by the responses to this piece, most posters seem to be very sensitive about anything that shows Israel or the US in a negative way.......the truth hurts and denying it will do nothing to bring peace in a place which has been meddled with and manipulated for so many years.

I'm not anti Israel or US, but the current leadership of Israel do not want peace, if they did there would be, it's in their control but they chose to keep the status quo of conflict, sadly their attitude is no better than the apartheid regimes of South Africa before Nelson Mandela came to power.

History will not judge the current leadership of Israel well.

It's all very sad.

I am not sure what you are getting at BUT Israel has many non-Jews, including Arabs who live their peacefully. It was established as "Jewish Homeland" mainly to welcome any and all Jews to escape antisemitism.

Of course, as compared to most of Europe in particular, Sweden, Norway, Switzerland, France, Denmark and the rest that purposely go out of their way, through their scathing antisemitism to politically expel Jews. Norway over the last decade has seen their Jewish population decrease from 10,000 to less than 700 over the last 10 years. This in contrast to over 1.5 million Arabs, or 21% of the total population of Israel.

I don't see any mass exodus of Arabs out of Israel. Quite the contrary.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 18, 2013 at 16:24 UTC
On World Press Photo announces 2013 contest winners news story (298 comments in total)
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King Penguin: I am amazed by the responses to this piece, most posters seem to be very sensitive about anything that shows Israel or the US in a negative way.......the truth hurts and denying it will do nothing to bring peace in a place which has been meddled with and manipulated for so many years.

I'm not anti Israel or US, but the current leadership of Israel do not want peace, if they did there would be, it's in their control but they chose to keep the status quo of conflict, sadly their attitude is no better than the apartheid regimes of South Africa before Nelson Mandela came to power.

History will not judge the current leadership of Israel well.

It's all very sad.

"I'm not anti israel or US" then you rant goes on to blame Israel for all things. First, Israel responds and if the turkey Islamic fascist terrorists choose to hide among their people for cover IT'S THEIR FAULT. Secondly, anyone notice no pictures of the two biggest massacres in the world today? Namely The Congo and Syria.

Why would they do that, when they, the most xenophobic, racist and antisemitic people in the world, namely Sweden, Switzerland, Denmark, France, etc can ignore that and show a picture as they do.

Funny, how you easily manipulated people ignore the policies of those countries you endorse. Those countries I just mentioned are kicking Muslims out, closing borders and have been the locations of some of the worst antisemitism in the world.

Guess what, Israel is the ONE place all Jews are welcome and unlike the past will NEVER EVER allow their people to come under attack without doing whatever it takes to protect themsevles.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 18, 2013 at 14:31 UTC
On World Press Photo announces 2013 contest winners news story (298 comments in total)
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Valiant Thor: The obvious message from the schmucks who judge this garbage is, the more death, injury, suffering, anguish, sadness, violence and despair you can rub the noses of the masses in, you win! What a pathetic waste of digital film.

And please don't forget Progressive Liberal Agenda propaganda.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 16, 2013 at 15:36 UTC
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Peter K Burian: I love the features and workflow of Adobe software but I get better image quality with DXO Pro Elite .... their Lens Modules recognize the exact lens that was used and apply specific corrections that provide a sharper image. In my mind that is the primary value of DXO.

But sure when I need to process hundreds of RAW photos I prefer Adobe.

I agree.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 24, 2013 at 16:44 UTC

Great article.

Thank you.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 24, 2013 at 16:43 UTC as 93rd comment
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