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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Holy crap, that's a lot of tech gear for a bile trip!

Direct link | Posted on Oct 15, 2014 at 12:46 UTC as 10th comment
On Nikon D750: What you need to know article (107 comments in total)
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hiro_pro: i am having a a love/hate relationship with this post. i love my d600. in fact i would go so far as to say the camera could count as revolutionary for its price/feature set. then dpreview has to publish this and i see this camera fixes all those niggling flaws in my d600. now i wonder if nikon is going to cut the price on the d610 (because it doesnt compete well with the d750) or simply discontinue it.

Good question, and I honestly don't see the point of the D610 any more. I wonder how many will choose that over the D750? And if they do, why?

Direct link | Posted on Sep 17, 2014 at 23:27 UTC
On Nikon D750: What you need to know article (107 comments in total)

I may be in the minority, but I really like this cam and may buy one to complement my m4/3 setup. Great feature set, and I expect the IQ to be very similar to the 610, maybe a notch better. I'll wait and see, and wait until ACR can handle the files.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 16, 2014 at 23:42 UTC as 30th comment | 10 replies
On Nikon D750 First-impressions review preview (1143 comments in total)

This is the one I'll likely buy. I have no need to the resolution of the 810, and was disappointed with the AF in the 610. the 750 is smaller, lighter, and more capable. Yes, it evolutionary and not the quantum leap some wanted, but it looks like it suits my needs pretty well.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 12, 2014 at 11:33 UTC as 249th comment

But will these work with third party apps, like 645 Pro? If not, no interest from me.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 4, 2014 at 12:43 UTC as 32nd comment
On Charity Racer in the The Bicycle challenge (1 comment in total)

Nice shot. Then again, I have a soft spot for PMC riders. ;-)

Direct link | Posted on Sep 2, 2014 at 23:59 UTC as 1st comment
On Choco Taco in the My Best Photo of the Week challenge (2 comments in total)

Geez, no Choco Taco fans? ;-)

Direct link | Posted on Aug 13, 2014 at 15:22 UTC as 1st comment

Nice to see someone else got a shot of this building with all the windows still in.

:-)

Direct link | Posted on Aug 12, 2014 at 00:35 UTC as 1st comment

Hey, black and white are colors. :-P

Direct link | Posted on Aug 9, 2014 at 19:15 UTC as 1st comment

Didn't Panny already introduce a 4K action cam?

Direct link | Posted on Aug 6, 2014 at 13:47 UTC as 31st comment | 3 replies
On Rainy Day Race in the My Best Photo of the Week challenge (1 comment in total)

Ah, last weekend's Pan Mass. Got any other shots? I rode the Sturbridge to Provincetown route. And yes, Saturday's rains were epic.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 5, 2014 at 22:39 UTC as 1st comment

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 (271 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 (2302 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 646th comment | 2 replies
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