MarkByland

MarkByland

Lives in United States AK, United States
Joined on Sep 23, 2011

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On Walmart sues photographer's widow over family pictures article (200 comments in total)

Oh, will the state PLEASE put Walmart through the worst possible outcome imaginable. And I hope the photographer's widow counter sues and wipes their sorry asses off of the face of this planet. Welfare mooching bunch of greedy bastards. I hate Walmart and every thing it stands for.

Direct link | Posted on May 24, 2014 at 11:58 UTC as 10th comment | 1 reply
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Mapel: This is very interesting... and that tree is really huge!

It truly is awful that trees that were around before Jesus was supposedly was born have been cut down. Yay, progress.

Direct link | Posted on May 5, 2014 at 22:31 UTC
On A travel-sized large-format 4x5 camera? article (218 comments in total)

Vimeo has the worst streaming capability and stability of any video service on the internet yet is the choice of many. Why? I can't make it 20 seconds in to the video without lag catching up. I gave up on watching the video.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 22, 2014 at 13:59 UTC as 31st comment | 1 reply
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Master Yoda: First, the new Canon M and now this new Nikon 1 . . . both "NOT FOR SALE IN THE USA". Personally, I wouldn't buy either one but it would seem they are waiving the white flag with the USA with these kind of cameras and probably doing us a favor LOL. Meanwhile, Fuji, Oly and Panny continue to move forward.

Oh, but I never said 100%, I said "most." You can not argue that. You're at DPReview, a known gear head hangout.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 10, 2014 at 16:13 UTC
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Master Yoda: First, the new Canon M and now this new Nikon 1 . . . both "NOT FOR SALE IN THE USA". Personally, I wouldn't buy either one but it would seem they are waiving the white flag with the USA with these kind of cameras and probably doing us a favor LOL. Meanwhile, Fuji, Oly and Panny continue to move forward.

How is Nikon not moving forward here? Perhaps they've chosen to not release this in the US market because they know the US market is people with ADD when it comes to brand loyalty. They understand most American photographers are just gear heads. Why would they release a camera to market where people wouldn't make good use of a camera like this. They know that all people are going to do is bitch. because it wasn't made with advancements that weren't all built by the same electronics monopoly with a name that starts with $.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 10, 2014 at 15:16 UTC
On Gear breakdown: Behind the scenes with Chase Jarvis article (37 comments in total)

Always loved Dakine packs. They've made great stuff for the snowboard world for years. Check out Burton's photo packs, as well. Real world stuff for real world outdoor shooting by people that actually do.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 20, 2014 at 14:17 UTC as 14th comment
On Sony plans March firmware update for Alpha 7 and 7R article (120 comments in total)

<troll>I don't actually own a Sony A7. Like most people didn't own the 5DIII or D600 when they came out but saw fit to hop on the bandwagon and complain. But this is me marching in the street anyway. With torches and flaming cocktails beckoning answers in regard to the A7 bayonet light leak I just read about. Nice firmware update.</troll>

Direct link | Posted on Mar 7, 2014 at 20:37 UTC as 32nd comment | 5 replies
On Black & White Tree challenge (6 comments in total)

The second of my two now disqualified entries clearly satisfied every "rule" for this challenge. I would like to DQ the host.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 6, 2014 at 14:41 UTC as 2nd comment | 1 reply
On Cinetics Axis360 review article (58 comments in total)
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MarkByland: I didn't see it in the specs, but can this do Sidereal Rate for longer term night sky exposures? With a so-so Polar axis alignment a person could probably take in some decent short exposures (15-30s) without much star trailing.

Not that I don't currently own a nice go-to equatorial mount. I wouldn't personally mess with Alt/Az due to my astrophotography requirements. I was just more curious if Sidereal was an included speed rate with this product.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 28, 2014 at 21:01 UTC
On chimney in the Smoke Chimneys challenge (1 comment in total)

I like the irony here.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 28, 2014 at 18:42 UTC as 1st comment
On Nikon D4s: CP+ Hands-on and interview article (54 comments in total)
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Paul Farace: I know this is like a non-driver criticizing the color of a Rolls Royce's hubcaps, but how many of you Nikon fans think the display screen on the back is a bit small? Beautiful camera though...

It has the 3.2" LCD which is only made small in appearance by the overall size of the camera, itself. I have the D7100 and the 3.2" Vs the 3.0" is a major difference on the plus side. Nice in-camera review and details are not sacrificed when reviewing in the higher resolution mode.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 28, 2014 at 17:57 UTC
On Cinetics Axis360 review article (58 comments in total)

I didn't see it in the specs, but can this do Sidereal Rate for longer term night sky exposures? With a so-so Polar axis alignment a person could probably take in some decent short exposures (15-30s) without much star trailing.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 28, 2014 at 07:03 UTC as 12th comment | 3 replies
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cocopro: ‘our reason to exist is to push the envelope so that our pal SONY can break it.'

Yes, by being able to control the future Playstation VII with your mirrorless interchangeable lens camera phone.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 28, 2014 at 06:47 UTC
On Nikon announces flagship D4s professional DSLR article (85 comments in total)
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Henry M. Hertz: the question is... does nikons claim hold up that ISO 1600 on this camera looks like ISO 800 on the D4.

i have not seen sample images yet.
and is it JPG or RAW they speak about?

im not really interested in a better JPG noise reduction.
i shoot only RAW.

@ Henry M. Hertz - because Nikon doesn't bloat numbers. They don't advertise ISO 1,000,000 when if can't get past 3200 without the image falling apart like soooo many other companies. Their (real) ISO numbers and low light performance are unmatched.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 25, 2014 at 14:07 UTC
On Nikon announces flagship D4s professional DSLR article (85 comments in total)
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Lucas_: I'll never be convinced by a 16MP FF sensor.

Haven't shot one much, huh?

Direct link | Posted on Feb 25, 2014 at 14:04 UTC
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scrup: Declining sales will probably mean Canon will milk its existing sensor technology for another couple of years.

The general consumer public should hope not. Canon finally cleared the noise hurdle with their latest generation of cameras. While still not up to Nikon standards for low light AF performance, IMO, they have come a long way in the last two model years.

What Canon and Nikon need to do is trim down the amount of models in their line-ups and concentrate on innovating and staying neck and neck with broad-reaching electronics companies like $ony.

It will be a sad, sad day if the two original camera companies were crushed out of the camera-making business by companies who profess to manufacture a multitude electronic devices in addition to cameras.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 24, 2014 at 22:13 UTC

It's because a majority of people don't trust the EVF in mirrorless cameras. It really is that simple. I hate the things. I appreciate the 1:1 visual analog connection to my subjects. It is some thing I depend upon for my photo making. It's not about the "quality" of the image so much as it is about the connection of the photographer with the subject. The EVF is horrible technology and I don't care what "advancements" or "innovations" Company $ (S) or Company F can come up with, it's still a major disconnect and, quite literally, a converted electronic view of the past.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 17, 2014 at 18:33 UTC as 123rd comment | 11 replies
On CP+ 2014: Things we found that had been cut in half article (107 comments in total)

I think we're only getting half the story here.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 16, 2014 at 05:44 UTC as 50th comment
On CP+ 2014: Nikon stand report article (47 comments in total)

I really like the new P340. The P310 was a great P&S. Full manual control, easy to hold, great image quality. Nice that they added a 24-120 lens on the front.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 14, 2014 at 15:45 UTC as 21st comment
On Nikon D5300 Review preview (253 comments in total)
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Gesture: $900 with a kit lens. WAY TOO EXPENSIVE.

Will most likely have an in-store IR at any given time. It will hardly ever be at full MSRP.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 13, 2014 at 03:14 UTC
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