NAwlins Contrarian

NAwlins Contrarian

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Joined on Sep 9, 2009

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  • Commented on Midnight Train to Georgia in the Photo with a song challenge

    I bet! That's ONE reason why I hope Norfolk Southern chairman Wick Moorman goes whole hog and restores Norfolk & Western 2156, a 2-8-8-2 that is 'only' designed to run 50-55 mph (80-89...

  • Commented on Midnight Train to Georgia in the Photo with a song challenge

    As we Yanks have picked up from Oz, no worries! FWIW, among major railroads in the U.S., the Southern Railway was all-Diesel by some time in 1953, Illinois Central ran a little steam into 1960, and...

  • Commented on Midnight Train to Georgia in the Photo with a song challenge

    Cfj2, agree in all respects except the dates of Union Pacific using steam. Norfolk & Western was one of the last major U.S. railroads to fully dieselize, ca. 1960, but Union Pacific also ran steam...

  • Commented on Midnight Train to Georgia in the Photo with a song challenge

    Huh? Are you suggesting that the picture actually is an OWL picture, and cfj2 stole it? The locomotive pictured, Union Pacific 618, is well-known for its modern-day operations at the Heber Valley...

  • Commented on Midnight Train to Georgia in the Photo with a song challenge

    Huh? Are you suggesting that the picture actually is an OWL picture, and cfj2 stole it? The locomotive pictured, Union Pacific 618, is well-known for its modern-day operations at the Heber Valley...

  • Commented on Midnight Train to Georgia in the Photo with a song challenge

    Mike Emerson, presumably you're replying to Radilo Breitlack? To be clear, I thought he (she?) was the one being harsh, and my earlier comment (top-level comment below) also was favorable to the...

  • HowaboutRAW, I agree that overall DxO SCORES are not too useful, and even the individual subscores can be misleading. But if you look at their actual graphs of things like noise and dynamic range...

  • HowaboutRAW, I agree that overall DxO SCORES are not too useful, and even the individual subscores can be misleading. But if you look at their actual graphs of things like noise and dynamic range...

  • Interesting thing is that despite the LX100's bigger sensor and lower pixel count, DxO found the noise almost identical when compared to the RX100 Mk. III (not yet IV) at the same print...

  • And for a lot less, you can get a 4x5-inch monorail view camera kit--also mirrorless--that might stomp the RX100 Mk. IV in image quality. And your point is ... ?

    To me, there really is no...

  • Am I alone in seeing f/2.8-4 variable maximum aperture as a minor issue? Back in the days of 35mm film, when a 28-85mm f/3.5-4.5 was usually on my SLR, I could just set either manual exposure or...

  • Am I alone in seeing f/2.8-4 variable maximum aperture as a minor issue? Back in the days of 35mm film, when a 28-85mm f/3.5-4.5 was usually on my SLR, I could just set either manual exposure or...

  • Am I alone in seeing f/2.8-4 variable maximum aperture as a minor issue? Back in the days of 35mm film, when a 28-85mm f/3.5-4.5 was usually on my SLR, I could just set either manual exposure or...

  • The coverage limits of the lenses would preclude that. A shift requires a lens with a substantially larger image circle than a regular lens. Large format lenses are built that way, e.g., a modern ...
  • Commented on Midnight Train to Georgia in the Photo with a song challenge

    Makes sense. Unless those flashbulbs had been raised way above the ground, and/or strongly-directional light modifiers were used, you'd expect the trestle to be more brightly lit. Thanks for...

  • Commented on Midnight Train to Georgia in the Photo with a song challenge

    I think that's rather harsh. Link was a professional photographer who meticulously planned many of his shots AND had extensive cooperation from the railroads, especially Norfolk & Western (now...

  • Commented on Midnight Train to Georgia in the Photo with a song challenge

    Very nice picture, in the style of O. Winston Link. The headlight and lit-up steam escaping from the whistle and/or turbogenerator are a nice touch. Even with the train stopped, 38 s (what's...

  • IIRC, the Tamron has a 6-year warranty. If it breaks in 18 months, they'll fix or replace it for you, so that's one sizable advantage over the Sony DT 55-300mm. That doesn't fix the weight issue, ...
  • Much of your criticism of pop musicians today--which in many cases I think is fair--could be made with equal merit about many of the top-charting musical acts from a half-century or more ago. If...

  • Much of your criticism of pop musicians today--which in many cases I think is fair--could be made with equal merit about many of the top-charting musical acts from a half-century or more ago. If...

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