Priaptor

Priaptor

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

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On Opinion: Did Sony just do the impossible? article (1034 comments in total)

Yeah there are some issues I would like to see answered. However, this camera and the almost released Batis 25 and 85 WILL be my go to. Now I just need a long range prime and all is good.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 23, 2015 at 13:56 UTC as 98th comment
On Alpha dog: Hands-on with Sony a7R II article (956 comments in total)

I doubt it is a coincidence that the release date of what appears to be such an awesome camera is similar to the release of what appears to be amazing Batis lenses from Zeiss specifically for Sony mirrorless cameras.

On paper at least, this could be an awesome combination.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 11, 2015 at 15:32 UTC as 102nd comment

Hey when Domino's admitted their pizza sucked and changed directions, sales sored. One of the great PR strategies that few understand. Nikon obviously learned from the Domino's pizza strategy, although, I still can't say I am a "Domino's pizza fan"

Direct link | Posted on Jan 15, 2015 at 15:48 UTC as 81st comment | 3 replies

Well IF that 300mm performs, goodbye Sony hello Nikon. One of my favorite things to do was hike in Glacier NP and take some wildlife shots. Getting older just made it too hard to bring my prior Canon 400mm DO. However, this is a game changer for old geezers (not that old but old enough) like myself if performance is there.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 6, 2015 at 16:34 UTC as 20th comment
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Paul Kersey Photography: can't wait for the warm weather so I can harass people with this. Seriously though, regulating usage of these devices is a must, or need I start shooting them outa the sky?

Let's try shooting them out of the sky before entrusting our government to "regulate"

Direct link | Posted on Dec 10, 2014 at 14:55 UTC
On Medium well done: Two takes on the Pentax 645Z article (249 comments in total)

If I could afford it, I would buy it in a second. I really miss my MF days and this looks like a winner. I still miss my Mamiya 7.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 9, 2014 at 15:36 UTC as 57th comment

I owned the original 400 DO and it was my favorite lens of all time. I got some amazing shots of wildlife in Glacier on long hikes that were only possible with a lens of this length and WEIGHT. The DO has gotten mixed reviews but I loved mine and I look forward to how this thing tests out.

HMM, it may just "force" me back to Canon.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 15, 2014 at 18:00 UTC as 12th comment

These are JUST the types of "upgrades" or "new releases" that cause consumers to leave a brand.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 21, 2014 at 17:45 UTC as 124th comment | 1 reply

Kudos

I love gadgets, what can I say. I rarely spend much time reading about most "new" cameras and browse more than read BUT this thing caught my eye.

Most "new" cameras are pretty much variations of an old theme with different sizes, sensors, etc but this is really NEW

I have no clue how it will ultimately pan out in real world settings and it seems somewhat heavy but I like it.

Too much negativity about this. Maybe it is just a "Polaroid" as someone has suggested but in a way even though the Polaroid ultimately failed it also had a huge impact on the paradigm shift in the advancement of photography.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 25, 2014 at 01:58 UTC as 15th comment | 4 replies
On Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III Review preview (838 comments in total)
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Priaptor: As much as I hate to admit it, whether you like or don't like this camera or some of the other new Sony releases, they have the balls to innovate and bring new and unique products to market.

They might not appeal to all, they may cost more than some are willing to spend BUT they are not short with their innovations and have made REALLY serious inroads into the photo world.

It was an expression. I don't hate to admit it. What I hate to admit is that Canon and Nikon, to a large extent have lost their innovative edge.

I am now, myself shooting with an A7R.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 23, 2014 at 15:03 UTC
On Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III Review preview (838 comments in total)

As much as I hate to admit it, whether you like or don't like this camera or some of the other new Sony releases, they have the balls to innovate and bring new and unique products to market.

They might not appeal to all, they may cost more than some are willing to spend BUT they are not short with their innovations and have made REALLY serious inroads into the photo world.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 23, 2014 at 14:29 UTC as 189th comment | 5 replies

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 98th comment | 1 reply
On Nikon Df preview (2792 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 article (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 (2371 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 14th comment
On Fujifilm X100S Review preview (492 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 98th comment
On 2013 Pulitzer Prize photography winners announced article (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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