dmanthree

dmanthree

Lives in United States (USA), MA, United States
Works as a IT Security
Joined on Nov 24, 2003
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Plan 9.

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In order for the aerosol can to explode, you'd need oxygen inside the can. It is highly unlikely that the can would explode since there is no oxygen inside it, and the pressure of the gas coming out also deters the flame from retreating back into the can. Same reason the flame on a gas stove doesn't travel back down the gas pipe; it needs oxygen to burn. However, the open flame is another matter...

Direct link | Posted on Jul 14, 2014 at 13:40 UTC as 7th comment | 2 replies
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 First Impressions Review preview (1282 comments in total)
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Stephen McDonald: There's no mention of a loss of resolution in the FZ1000 lens, beyond 300mm. This is mentioned in another review. In the samples, there's only a couple of full-zoom photos and they don't look very sharp. This issue needs to be examined closely and addressed in the next edition of a DPR review on this camera.

I guess what's his name at LL got it wrong again? I have no idea, and don't really care, but how can he be so far off?

Direct link | Posted on Jul 3, 2014 at 23:44 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 First Impressions Review preview (1282 comments in total)
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Stephen McDonald: There's no mention of a loss of resolution in the FZ1000 lens, beyond 300mm. This is mentioned in another review. In the samples, there's only a couple of full-zoom photos and they don't look very sharp. This issue needs to be examined closely and addressed in the next edition of a DPR review on this camera.

There's a quick review on the Luminous Landscape site, and he says the same thing: the lens isn't sharp fully extended. He also points out that the Sony is weatherproof while the Panny is not. I think these cams seem similar, but there are some things that make the Sony worth more (for some).

Direct link | Posted on Jul 3, 2014 at 17:08 UTC
On Piazza Novona in the Capital City Series: Rome, Italy challenge (4 comments in total)

One of my favorite places in Rome. Great vibe. OK, the food is good, too.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 2, 2014 at 23:28 UTC as 2nd comment
On Nikon D5300 Review preview (253 comments in total)
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8938546CCF5C4FC9BA8C366111163AC7: WHY DOES EVERY ONE GET THIS WRONG? The D5300 has TWO function buttons, not one. The second one is located on the front left, underneath the flash command button. That way, shutter speed, ISO and aperture are all easily accessible.

Where's the other one? I can't see it in the body pix.

Direct link | Posted on May 30, 2014 at 14:41 UTC
On Leica M Monochrom now available in grayscale (sort of) article (137 comments in total)
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Retzius: IF they made a classic M body with a sensor that could be changed out as sensor tech advances they would have a camera worthy of the cost as it could indeed last a "lifetime" and keep pace with advances in image quality.

Currently, Leica bodies quickly become outdated expensive relics that are not worth your hard earned dollars.

So true! In the "good old days" all you needed was the latest film and voila: upgraded image quality. Truth is I loved those old Leicas. Gems, every one of them. Or most of them.

Direct link | Posted on May 29, 2014 at 00:27 UTC
On Leica M Monochrom now available in grayscale (sort of) article (137 comments in total)

While this camera may capture a little more detail, I wonder if it's worth it. If you shoot raw in color, you can make a multitude of adjustments to the image in PS using the black and white filter. You can simulate any filter, save for a polarizer. You have much more control over the final image than if you start with monochrome. If you want to shoot with red, green, and yellow filters, have at it. But I'd prefer to shoot color and post process to get the black and white look I want.

Direct link | Posted on May 28, 2014 at 16:37 UTC as 4th comment
On Leica M Monochrom now available in grayscale (sort of) article (137 comments in total)
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Retzius: LOL this company is so lame now.

I've used Leicas. The myth grew from the reliability of their rangefinders, cameras that delivered no matter what conditions they were subjected to. That's why you see photos of war photogs from Vietnam with a Nikon and Leica around their necks. But that was then, this is now. They do nothing special, and the image quality, which is very dependent on the sensor, is nothing special, let alone anything that warrants that price. Factory visits don't produce images. Leicas are jewelry now. Professionals, by and large, don't shoot with Leica any more, save for a few exceptions.

Direct link | Posted on May 27, 2014 at 13:15 UTC
On Leica T (Typ 701) First Impressions Review preview (2292 comments in total)

I think this will be Leica's most successful camera, *if* they support it with decent glass and the AF is quick. They can start with a simple cam, like this one, and expand the system, like Panny has done with m4/3, to bodies with integrated EVFs. First Leica system with the potential to truly embrace digital and grow.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 24, 2014 at 14:13 UTC as 644th comment | 2 replies
On Windows XP is dead. Long live Windows XP 'Bliss' article (124 comments in total)

Luckily, Windows 7 and 8 offer some really nice photos to use as wallpaper. Huge improvement over "Bliss." Then again, don't we all use our own photos as wallpaper? :-)

Direct link | Posted on Apr 14, 2014 at 21:50 UTC as 49th comment | 2 replies
On Cosplay challenge (7 comments in total)

Love this challenge! I wish I had something to enter.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 7, 2014 at 23:25 UTC as 2nd comment
On IMG_0130.dpp photo in dpreview review samples's photo gallery (1 comment in total)

Stanford let you back? Or did you sneak in? :-)

Direct link | Posted on Apr 7, 2014 at 23:20 UTC as 1st comment
On Nikon to offer D600 replacements if 'spots' continue article (174 comments in total)
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tvstaff: Will Canon now do the same for the 1DX

What's wrong with the 1Dx?

Direct link | Posted on Mar 28, 2014 at 21:54 UTC
On The Cutty Sark in the Extreme Wide-Angle challenge (2 comments in total)

Can't believe someone gave this shot a "1.0."

Direct link | Posted on Mar 25, 2014 at 23:55 UTC as 2nd comment
On Review: Ona Lima camera strap article (142 comments in total)
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nevada5: Uncomfortable, too big for the camera, lots of metal parts to scratch the camera/LCD screen. But it looks great so give it 4.5 stars.

Can you say S_H_A_L_L_O_W ?

Really, why would I buy this when there are more practical and comfortable solutions on the market for less money? I guess if you have a thing for leather, you *must* have it. Anyway, it's not for me.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 25, 2014 at 23:34 UTC
On Pietà in the Any Holy Items Related to Christianity challenge (2 comments in total)

Damn. I was going to enter mine, but it's virtually identical to this very nice shot. Nice...

Direct link | Posted on Mar 22, 2014 at 19:44 UTC as 1st comment | 1 reply
On Sagrada Familia 2 in the A Church challenge (1 comment in total)

My favorite of the challenge. Nice!

Direct link | Posted on Mar 20, 2014 at 12:00 UTC as 1st comment
On 2 in the Visual Puns challenge (1 comment in total)

I still don't get it.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 20, 2014 at 11:58 UTC as 1st comment
On Ducking Cars in the Visual Puns challenge (2 comments in total)

Can't believe I came in behind Elvis Parsley. :-)

Direct link | Posted on Mar 20, 2014 at 11:57 UTC as 1st comment
On stairs in the Stairs #2 challenge (2 comments in total)

Nicely done. "Escheresque" look, too.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 14, 2014 at 11:55 UTC as 1st comment
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