Steven Blackwood

Lives in United States Milwaukee, AK, United States
Works as a Library
Joined on Sep 19, 2001

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Gary Goodenough: While not a firmware issue, my greatest disappointment is not having a complete printed manual.

BUTm if they do not have a printed manual, they should have a better pdf, one that has hot links. Canon did this with some of their manuals.

Link | Posted on Mar 31, 2013 at 14:22 UTC
On article Cine System Tripod Dolly and Mount Review (70 comments in total)
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prohidium: I have not gone to the website to look, but if you already have a gorilla pod, can you just buy the rest of it separately? Such as the suction cup set or the wheel set?

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B007F0IMK8/ref=s9_simh_gw_p421_d0_i1?pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_s=center-3&pf_rd_r=1J1FP99MGYF0470J3TRF&pf_rd_t=101&pf_rd_p=470938811&pf_rd_i=507846

Link | Posted on Mar 10, 2013 at 03:19 UTC
On article CamRanger offers DSLR control from iPad (23 comments in total)

Should note that the Cameramator does not actually use the hot shoe.It simply has a hot shoe connector. Also, the Camranger has the added benefit of controlling video, making the ipad virtually a camera monitor. Thus, same money, better features. Both devices are overpriced IMHO but I do own a Camranger. They should also support non-Canon/Nikon DSMRs.

Link | Posted on Feb 5, 2013 at 00:42 UTC as 11th comment | 2 replies
On article Best Camera of 2012: And the Winner is... (1414 comments in total)
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webrunner5: Oh my God! I was in a good mood before I read this result.

LMAO!

Link | Posted on Jan 1, 2013 at 20:10 UTC
On article Best Camera of 2012: And the Winner is... (1414 comments in total)
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Steven Blackwood: I was one of those that voted for the Olympus and I don't own one. It was the one camera this year that actually looked like a new product (even with its retro styling). It just looked innovative with its fast touch focus. The "contest" between the OM d Em5 and the Canon M was quite revealing.
Yes, the Canon and Nikon entries are more powerful cameras in every way. OTOH, the Nikon was actually the less practical camera because very few of their lenses can actually resolve the pixels of the 36mp sensor.
I owned the 5d Mark iii for awhile and its a lovely machine but I finally got fed up with the inferior flash system that Canon utilizes.
Anyway, Kudos to Olympus!

The latter. The lack of on-board flash is not in itself a problem, except it requires finding an alternative way to trigger external flashes.
My main gripe is taht it just doesn't meter as well. IMO.

Link | Posted on Jan 1, 2013 at 20:08 UTC
On article Best Camera of 2012: And the Winner is... (1414 comments in total)

I was one of those that voted for the Olympus and I don't own one. It was the one camera this year that actually looked like a new product (even with its retro styling). It just looked innovative with its fast touch focus. The "contest" between the OM d Em5 and the Canon M was quite revealing.
Yes, the Canon and Nikon entries are more powerful cameras in every way. OTOH, the Nikon was actually the less practical camera because very few of their lenses can actually resolve the pixels of the 36mp sensor.
I owned the 5d Mark iii for awhile and its a lovely machine but I finally got fed up with the inferior flash system that Canon utilizes.
Anyway, Kudos to Olympus!

Link | Posted on Jan 1, 2013 at 03:33 UTC as 450th comment | 3 replies
On article Photo contest: Enter for a chance to win $5,000 (130 comments in total)
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Mapel: It have to be in a square format? (It says minumun 600x600 max 2048x2048)

They mean 2048 on the longest side.

Link | Posted on Sep 27, 2012 at 16:08 UTC
On article Photo contest: Enter for a chance to win $5,000 (130 comments in total)

This contest is not going to get many entries because of the onerous rules regarding getting permission from identifiable persons in the photo.
"May I 'connect' with you? Yes? Well, first sign this release. It's for a contest. The prize? The grand prize is $5000. What? You want a cut if I win? Well, I guess I needn't 'connect' with you. Next?"
Yeah, this contest wil get lots of entries.

Link | Posted on Sep 26, 2012 at 22:57 UTC as 50th comment | 3 replies
On photo Manhatten moment in the Movie scene re-creation (B&W only.) challenge (1 comment in total)

Excellent choice for this scene.

Link | Posted on Aug 13, 2012 at 03:26 UTC as 1st comment
On photo Psycho in the Movie scene re-creation (B&W only.) challenge (3 comments in total)

This is really clever!

Link | Posted on Aug 11, 2012 at 20:54 UTC as 2nd comment
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Mssimo: They should just send us a roll of black tape.

No, but, strangely, it will be beige.

Link | Posted on May 2, 2012 at 22:19 UTC
On article Facebook buys photo sharing service Instagram for $1bn (144 comments in total)
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tkbslc: So they are going through all the trouble of an IPO to raise 5 Billion and they blow 1 billion on Instagram already?

Does Instagram even have a revenue stream?

Good question. How is this going to make money for FB?

Link | Posted on Apr 9, 2012 at 18:19 UTC
On article First Impressions: Using the Nikon D4 (183 comments in total)
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Peter Nelson: With the advent and advances in m4/3 I have to say that I am not interested in another FF Pro DSLR fror anyone. I have two (2) FF DSLR's, a Canon 1DsMkII and an older Kodak SLR/n FF. I have an even older Nikon D1H Pro Camera as well. I like the IQ from all three. But, I am tired of the weight and size. When are Nikon and Canon going to realize that the day's of these large cameras are over due to advances in electronics and sensor's.

Nothing wrong with the mirror less format. (They have to change the name. Calling something by what they DON'T have seems silly)
However, the IQ doesn't and likely never will compare to the larger sensors. At some point they may have FF in a smaller package but the lenses will always be large. The size of the bodies serve partly to balance that factor.

Link | Posted on Mar 7, 2012 at 00:58 UTC
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Simon_rooster: the strange thing is that the co-shooter is only paid 200$ :-)

But shooting is generally the ONLY thing he or she does. When the Wedding is over, the job is done.

Link | Posted on Jan 27, 2012 at 16:28 UTC
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fransams: If you are a Pro, and photograpy is your job, you should have to work at least about 1800 hours a year. Then you can do about 50 weddings or other orders per year. So US$ 1500.- is more realistic. There is no reason why the client should pay for an 8 month holiday each year.

And if the Pro would not be a Pro, would he/she not have a car, a computer and internet?

Wow, I bet you pulled that 1800 hours out of your a**.
That $50000 that she makes is before taxes AND before her business related expenses. Plus, she indicated that she takes other jobs the rest of the year. Also, living in Erie PA, it would be impossible to do more than the 20 or so jobs she does, due to weather concerns.

Link | Posted on Jan 27, 2012 at 15:36 UTC

Does this have IS?
$1700 seems awfully high for a camera body only which doesn't have the added cost of a mirror and a flapping shutter.

Link | Posted on Jan 9, 2012 at 21:00 UTC as 130th comment | 6 replies
On article Fujifilm releases X-S1 premium EXR 26X superzoom (383 comments in total)
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fmian: Since when does 'quality' and 'superzoom' belong in the same sentence?
Apart from that one...

+1 on that, brother.

Link | Posted on Nov 25, 2011 at 03:56 UTC
On article Video Interview: Vincent Laforet (52 comments in total)
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shaocaholica: I really like where the industry is headed but Reverie was pretty crappy. I don't know why they keep talking about it.

Full manual controls did come later in May of 2009.

Link | Posted on Nov 5, 2011 at 20:31 UTC
On article What we want in a macro shot - POV and special scenes (25 comments in total)

Where does this guy find these critters? Bravo!

Link | Posted on Oct 20, 2011 at 01:23 UTC as 19th comment | 1 reply
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