APenza

Lives in United States City, NY, United States
Works as a Builder/Contractor
Joined on Jun 5, 2001

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On photo Little Katerpillar in the Surreal challenge (4 comments in total)

That is very creative.

Link | Posted on Mar 20, 2016 at 00:39 UTC as 1st comment | 1 reply
On article Sony introduces Cyber-shot DSC-HX80 30x travel zoom (79 comments in total)

Great little camera that I would have bought six years ago if it came out before the 1" sensors were introduced.

Link | Posted on Mar 8, 2016 at 20:17 UTC as 9th comment

I've owned and enjoyed using this lens for just over one year. While I'm pleased to read your review and the fact that you are reviewing it I can't help but ask why it took so long. At least you reviewed it before version III is released.

Link | Posted on Mar 2, 2016 at 02:22 UTC as 36th comment | 2 replies
On photo Kleifarvatn in the My Best Photo of the Week challenge (3 comments in total)

Very captivating. Outstanding image.

Link | Posted on Dec 2, 2015 at 22:28 UTC as 2nd comment
On photo Fairey Swordfish in APenza's photo gallery (3 comments in total)
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mrmacro: Hi Apenza,

Lovely photo. My dad flew many missions in the Fairey Swordfish in the battle of the Atlantic. He is 92, alive and quite well and living in Australia. Nearly all of his mates were killed in action as the only protection between him and gun fire was a canvas outer shell. This photo captures the beauty of a plane that was well by its used by date at the beginning of WW2 and went on to be a well respected part of history by its decisive blow in the battle of Taranto and the crippling of the Bismark. Although this one is kitted out with both the torpedo and the side rockets, I believe it was a case of either torpedo or rockets and not both.

Thanks again. Shows how a great photo paints a thousand words.

Peter Mc

Hi Peter,
Good no know your father survived the war and is well at 92. Being a surviver also carries a burden especially when your close buddies don't return from the mission. Brave men all.
You're totally correct about the load out but I took some artistic license when building the model.
Thank you

Link | Posted on Nov 10, 2015 at 01:06 UTC
On photo Fairey Swordfish in the Propeller driven Planes challenge (16 comments in total)

I photographed this plane and a few others on a flat roof above my porch on a foggy day with a misty rain which accounts for those tiny water drops.
What made me smile was how many of you looked carefully enough and caught on that it was a model.
Capillary action around the tires noticed by Sunsanvil is the biggest giveaway
Thank you all again for the nice comments.

Link | Posted on Nov 9, 2015 at 23:47 UTC as 4th comment
On photo Fairey Swordfish in the Propeller driven Planes challenge (16 comments in total)

The challenge is for "small planes on the ground or in the air".
If the challenge said "big planes" or "no model planes" then I would have entered a different photo.
Thanks to all who commented and voted for my photo.

Link | Posted on Nov 9, 2015 at 16:05 UTC as 7th comment
On photo Fairey Swordfish in the Propeller driven Planes challenge (16 comments in total)

Yes 1/48" scale Tamiya model. Reflections not PS. Thanks.

Link | Posted on Nov 3, 2015 at 13:23 UTC as 13th comment
On photo TIGER in the My Best Photo of the Week challenge (16 comments in total)

Great portrait. Great face.
He could use a shave.

Link | Posted on Aug 5, 2015 at 01:01 UTC as 12th comment | 1 reply
On photo Alligator Wrestles A Raccoon in the My Best Photo of the Week challenge (23 comments in total)

That is some shot. The raccoon does look a bit bloated and I wonder if it was already dead when the gator got it. Not that it make it that less gory though.

Link | Posted on Apr 15, 2015 at 00:33 UTC as 7th comment | 1 reply
On article Lensbaby introduces Velvet 56mm f/1.6 (167 comments in total)

There must be a plug-in that can do the same thing for a fraction of the costs. And I have to wonder what the resale value is of this type of lens?
I think some film photographers would smear Vaseline on a UV filter for a similiar effect.

Link | Posted on Apr 7, 2015 at 22:23 UTC as 45th comment | 1 reply
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Rooru S: There is just one thing I need to see. A comparison between the Rokinon/Samyang 100mm F2.8 Macro and the Canon non-L 100mm F2.8 USM Macro. Both are priced very close and right now there is a 50USD discount on the Canon 100mm F2.8 USM Macro which puts that lens at the same price as the new Rokinon/Samyang Macro.

If both lenses perform the same, then the Canon is a better deal since it offers AF while the R/S don't. Yeah for macro stuff, AF is pretty much not required but if both are very close in price tag and both lenses have similar performance...I would go for the AF lens if I were a Canon user.

For Sony A users, maybe the Rokinon/Samyang offers a good deal since the outdated Sony 100mm F2.8 Macro extends while focusing and it's priced at 749USD (though the Tamron 90mm F2.8 USD Macro is a better deal than the Sony 100mm F2.8 Macro). For Sony E-mount users, it's cheaper than the new Sony FE 90mm F2.8 G OSS Macro.

When on a tripod and shooting static subjects I do use manual focus on my Canon 100mm macro however in the field especially with insects or a flower on a windy day I find autofocus an indespensible tool.

Link | Posted on Apr 2, 2015 at 21:58 UTC

Sony needs to put a phone inside my RX 100.

Link | Posted on Mar 24, 2015 at 18:43 UTC as 8th comment
On article Readers' Showcase: Maxime Siegler (49 comments in total)

Liked them all, and the variety also.

Link | Posted on Mar 15, 2015 at 20:17 UTC as 36th comment
On photo Line Me Up in the Aircraft ground crews challenge (2 comments in total)

Thank you Mike. I'll keep trying.

Link | Posted on Mar 13, 2015 at 18:28 UTC as 1st comment
On article World Press Photo revokes prize from Giovanni Troilo (100 comments in total)
In reply to:

munro harrap: Faking the film of the Moon landings was necessary because in those days there was no way to get a good enough signal back to Earth.

Think how bad mobile coverage is now at times- and it uses satellites in space.

So, according to this idea they went, but the photographs and the filming was done on Earth, so that we would have something good to look at, at the time. It worked, looked really good and everyone was happy.

As a kid I was thrilled, just like in the movies!!

But you cannot be allowed to get away with it in photographs, because evidence depends on facts, not facts modified or fabricated. Press pictures are EVIDENCE, to get which men risk their lives frequently, so he is definitely NOT worth a prize at all.

Right on munrog. Just last week I was in Arizona. And while I was in the Superstition Mountains I couldn't get cell or IPad connection. Now you would think that 40 years after the moon landing I should still get my internet in the middle of the desert So that alone proves Bin Laden is still alive and well. I await his next video. BTW have you ever looked up the meaning of paranoia?

Link | Posted on Mar 11, 2015 at 21:36 UTC
On article World Press Photo revokes prize from Giovanni Troilo (100 comments in total)
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APenza: He can always be a cameraman for Bill O'Reilly.

Typical response from an O'Reilly fan. When you don't agree just start name calling. So childish.

Link | Posted on Mar 9, 2015 at 14:49 UTC
On article World Press Photo revokes prize from Giovanni Troilo (100 comments in total)
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APenza: He can always be a cameraman for Bill O'Reilly.

@onlooker Sorry for getting you so upset. I didn't realize you had such a man crush on Mr O'Reilly. Lighten up, it may make your life more tolerable.

Link | Posted on Mar 7, 2015 at 05:10 UTC
On article World Press Photo revokes prize from Giovanni Troilo (100 comments in total)
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APenza: He can always be a cameraman for Bill O'Reilly.

So had I said Brian Williams instead of O'Reilly I would still be called a dickhead with a political agenda? You may be the one with the political agenda. Some conservatives just can't find humor when it comes to their war heroes.

Link | Posted on Mar 7, 2015 at 02:36 UTC
On article World Press Photo revokes prize from Giovanni Troilo (100 comments in total)

He can always be a cameraman for Bill O'Reilly.

Link | Posted on Mar 6, 2015 at 18:16 UTC as 18th comment | 9 replies
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