sunnycal

sunnycal

Lives in United States San Diego, AK, United States
Has a website at http://500pix.com/zafar1
Joined on Dec 29, 2012

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bernardly: The worst thing for any public company is for it to be in the jaws of greedy shareholders. This is Yahoo's predicament. Marissa Mayer has made substantial improvements to Yahoo and they are a profitable company. What do greedy, uppity shareholders know about technology? If they are not content with their investment in Yahoo they should sell their shares and invest elsewhere. The problem is not CEO Marissa Mayer, it's large prima donna investors, and she should resist pandering to them.

I have long maintained that for a public company looking to do a successful turn around, going private is the best option (like Dell and many others did). Neurotic Wall street investment managers living on pepto-bismal will never let the company execute any long term strategy.

Link | Posted on Mar 30, 2016 at 01:53 UTC
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Lights Perfection: Well done Michael! Absolutely love your photos! Lived here in Idaho for almost 12 years now and never looked back (lived in Abu Dhabi/Dubai). Indeed California is bigger and beautiful, but Idaho has it's own charm. Idaho is blessed to have good weather all year round (yes, that includes winter) too. We don't have a lot of earthquakes, drought, forest fires (we get them once in a while), flooding and standard of living isn't as high as Cali. :-)

So, in short, nothing interesting happens in Idaho☺

Link | Posted on Mar 28, 2016 at 00:27 UTC

Idaho is beautiful, but California is a big state. You don't have to go out of California to get this scenery (in Sierras and Shasta). You also don't have to go out of state to get cheap rent. Just move out of major coastal urban areas.

Link | Posted on Mar 27, 2016 at 23:04 UTC as 15th comment | 1 reply
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El Chubasco: What's the strategy here? Can someone explain?

The strategy is that Google is not interested in updating and maintaining Nik collection. They have not released a new version since the acquisition. Now that the code base is old and really behind, they are offering it for free. At some point this will be sol old that no body will bother even for free. It will go like Picasa and many other Google acquisitions have gone.

Link | Posted on Mar 25, 2016 at 03:11 UTC
On article Samsung NX500 shown as discontinued (271 comments in total)
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Bernard Carns: Will the Samsung talk forum go the way of the Kodak SLR talk forum?
Interesting how there is still talk there.
BC

People still own samsung cameras and those cameras are not going to stop working any time soon, and FWIW samsung cameras and lenses are still available new at all major retailers.

Link | Posted on Mar 9, 2016 at 05:25 UTC
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thamer08: Only 265 g for 30mm 1.4 !
thats really light prime with super fast aperture

Yes, but the Sigma covers APS-C circle (and I hope that it covers 80% of FF circle like some other lenses)

Link | Posted on Feb 23, 2016 at 07:19 UTC

"Features 9 elements / 7 groups, Minimum Aperture: F1.6, 52mm filter thread, Minimum Focus Distance: 11.8in, Weight: 9.3oz, Dimensions: 2.6x2.9in."

Min aperture f1.6? What am I missing?

Link | Posted on Feb 23, 2016 at 05:09 UTC as 77th comment | 2 replies
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Mssimo: I think the number 4 is thought to be unlucky in Japan if I remember correctly. Maybe that is why the skipped D400 name. No idea why they kept D4 and others.

That did not stop Nikon from releasing D4, neither did it prevent Samsung from releasing Galaxy S4.

IMHO, Nikon is simply bringing the numbering to current level, or else it may sound last years model.

Link | Posted on Jan 7, 2016 at 00:55 UTC
On article Here at last: Nikon announces D500 (1175 comments in total)
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sunnycal: No built-in flash is a bummer. Now photographers need to carry an external flash or the wireless module for wireless control. Having a built-in flash is great advantage in a lot of scenarios.

I have never had to tape it down, whether I am using it or not. In any case, I would rather tape it down than not have it.

Link | Posted on Jan 6, 2016 at 05:07 UTC
On article Here at last: Nikon announces D500 (1175 comments in total)

No built-in flash is a bummer. Now photographers need to carry an external flash or the wireless module for wireless control. Having a built-in flash is great advantage in a lot of scenarios.

Link | Posted on Jan 6, 2016 at 02:38 UTC as 157th comment | 7 replies

Wheew.... Said Sony, wiping sweat of its forehead.

Link | Posted on Nov 19, 2015 at 22:24 UTC as 233rd comment | 5 replies

Adobe, please remove the ugly face from splash screen.

Link | Posted on Nov 18, 2015 at 05:43 UTC as 16th comment | 2 replies
On article Good genes: Samsung NX500 review posted (516 comments in total)
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RichRMA: The "best destiny" for such a camera is with a pancake lens of high quality, 25mm-45mm, stuffed into a pocket of a coat. In that instance, it's better than most others out there.

Yes, not having an EVF is an issue in bright light. I can attest to this myself and I would not recommend its use in bright landscapes. However Samsung makes NX1 for that, and hopefully will come out with an intermediate model before they close the business :)

Link | Posted on Nov 10, 2015 at 04:13 UTC
On article Ricoh teases spring 2016 full-frame Pentax DSLR debut (528 comments in total)

Wrong strategy. They have the potential to disrupt the market with a lower priced version of 645Z which competes with high-end Canon's and Nikons. It will be the largest sensor camera, with an established line of lenses, and will beat the Canon 5D and Nikon D8xxx series hands down. A lot of people will be willing to pay a certain premium over these cameras to get a better sensor. They will easily make in quantity what they lose in margins.

Link | Posted on Sep 20, 2015 at 06:30 UTC as 56th comment | 4 replies

The high ISO video is mouth watering even though I dont do videos. What is amazing is how much the highlights are kept in control while shadows are brightened.

Link | Posted on Sep 11, 2015 at 23:26 UTC as 74th comment
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akjos: I wish they made a camera for photographers... i for one dont give a flying f..k if it has 4k or not. It should have at least df 16mo sensor or 18 to 20 mp with excellent dynamic range and high iso. 12 mp is really low for 3k camera. A7ii is blah and a7rii is ok but most ppl dont need 42 damn mp and would gladly trade mp for better iso performance or dynamic range.

They make two cameras for photographers. I am glad that they kept it focused on video. There is no practical difference between 12 and 16MP if you want to use it for photos.

Link | Posted on Sep 11, 2015 at 23:23 UTC
On article Capture One Pro 8 software review (317 comments in total)
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Eric Nepean: I have CaptureOne Pro; I like the adjustments and editing, but an unfortunate discovery is that it is very slow with collections of over 10000 images and probably becomes unusable at the 30000 image mark. Wit a catalog of 4000 images or so, its a great tool.

i7 with 16GB or ram.

Link | Posted on Jul 21, 2015 at 22:16 UTC
On article Capture One Pro 8 software review (317 comments in total)
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Eric Nepean: I have CaptureOne Pro; I like the adjustments and editing, but an unfortunate discovery is that it is very slow with collections of over 10000 images and probably becomes unusable at the 30000 image mark. Wit a catalog of 4000 images or so, its a great tool.

I have 60000+ images in my catalog and it is not slow. You should contact Capture One support to resolve your issue.

Link | Posted on Jul 21, 2015 at 01:50 UTC
On article Nikon offers AF-S DX Nikkor 16-80mm F2.8-4E ED VR (334 comments in total)
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sunnycal: Finally, 30 years after Canon, Nikon is moving to Electronic aperture control. Yay!!!

True. but times are a-changin!

Link | Posted on Jul 9, 2015 at 22:46 UTC
On article Nikon offers AF-S DX Nikkor 16-80mm F2.8-4E ED VR (334 comments in total)
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sunnycal: Finally, 30 years after Canon, Nikon is moving to Electronic aperture control. Yay!!!

I believe you, but the Canon mount has been very reliable as well. The benefit of electronic apertures are numerous, better consistency, smooth control in video and Live view, simpler design of accessories (converters, extenders), and possibility of using lenses on third-party cameras (with adapters) with full aperture control.

Link | Posted on Jul 7, 2015 at 20:57 UTC
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