Kurt_K

Kurt_K

Joined on Nov 11, 2010

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On Dronestagram contest winners announced article (117 comments in total)
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Kurt_K: Some folks here may be scoffing at the alarmists, but I think wildlife photographers are going to need to have a very serious discussion about the ethics of using drones in their work. And I think that those who can't see the potential impact of drones on wildlife are either very naive or very short-sighted, or perhaps both.

So the onus should be on the intelligent to prove the obvious to the naive? Are you sure that's the kind of world you want to live in?

Direct link | Posted on Jul 20, 2014 at 22:21 UTC
On Dronestagram contest winners announced article (117 comments in total)
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RichRMA: Did a liberal ever live who didn't want to ban, regulate, prohibit, control, oversee, observe, meddle with EVERYTHING IN SIGHT?

So drones are a liberal vs. conservative issue now? Really?

Direct link | Posted on Jul 19, 2014 at 04:58 UTC
On Dronestagram contest winners announced article (117 comments in total)

Some folks here may be scoffing at the alarmists, but I think wildlife photographers are going to need to have a very serious discussion about the ethics of using drones in their work. And I think that those who can't see the potential impact of drones on wildlife are either very naive or very short-sighted, or perhaps both.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 18, 2014 at 22:31 UTC as 24th comment | 3 replies
On Beyond the ordinary: Tim Dodd's Everyday Astronaut article (102 comments in total)

Photography based on fun and creativity. Who'd have thunk it?

Direct link | Posted on Jul 5, 2014 at 22:34 UTC as 29th comment

Thanks but no thanks, Tamron. I would love to see some third party interest in the micro four thirds camp (long zoom anyone?), but not if it's just going to be more slow lenses covering the same old ground.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 19, 2014 at 18:06 UTC as 24th comment
On Olympus Stylus SH-1 real-world samples gallery article (61 comments in total)

I don't know why they would add 5-axis stabilization and still withhold the option of shooting RAW. Seems like a big missed opportunity.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 18, 2014 at 17:14 UTC as 22nd comment | 1 reply
On Fujifilm X-T1 Review preview (564 comments in total)

I keep reading about how great IQ is on this and other Fuji bodies, but I'm just not seeing it in the samples I've looked at. To my eyes it appears that Fuji is applying too much NR to its raw files, which I think is the reason for the watercolor look some people have already complained about. And given the fact that there isn't a DXO-style test for x-trans sensor performance, I think it's going to be hard for anyone to prove that Fuji isn't cooking their raws. I personally don't own any of the new trendy cameras, so it's not like I have a dog in this fight. I'm just calling it as I see it.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 15, 2014 at 01:07 UTC as 97th comment | 2 replies
On Up close: The beauty of butterfly wings article (47 comments in total)
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ozimax: Astonishing images. And just think, it took a Creator God to make these impossibly complex animals. He not only makes things work, He makes them beautiful at the same time.

Kudos to the photographer.

Well, it wouldn't have bothered me if he hadn't said "Kudos to god, who cares about photographer..." That's kind of disrespectful, too, no? Especially given that this article is *about* the photographer and his work. Thank you so much for the lecture, though; I do feel properly chastened. ;-)

Direct link | Posted on Apr 4, 2014 at 03:27 UTC
On Up close: The beauty of butterfly wings article (47 comments in total)
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ozimax: Astonishing images. And just think, it took a Creator God to make these impossibly complex animals. He not only makes things work, He makes them beautiful at the same time.

Kudos to the photographer.

How about we just leave "god" out of this. The article is about a photographer and his photography.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 4, 2014 at 01:29 UTC
On Up close: The beauty of butterfly wings article (47 comments in total)

These are amazing. True works of art.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 4, 2014 at 01:25 UTC as 7th comment

A wonderful set of photographs. Makes me nostalgic for my own childhood.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 30, 2014 at 17:19 UTC as 5th comment
On Am I missing something here? article (636 comments in total)

Their strategy, as far as I can tell, is to fleece those who want a mirrorless system, but are too brand-loyal to look at anything that doesn't say Nikon on the front.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 13, 2014 at 04:51 UTC as 223rd comment | 2 replies

The 70-300 is an interesting lens, but not at a thousand dollars.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 13, 2014 at 04:22 UTC as 36th comment | 3 replies

I guess that class-action lawsuit was all the incentive they needed.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 26, 2014 at 04:04 UTC as 161st comment | 3 replies

I think one thing that isn't often taken into consideration is just how many excellent models are available for peanuts on the used market these days. Surely that must be cutting into new sales to some degree. I would also agree with a previous poster in saying that some of these companies need to focus on fewer models and then push them with more aggressive marketing.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 24, 2014 at 18:52 UTC as 121st comment | 4 replies

As ugly as I think this camera is, it's nice to see new design choices.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 10, 2014 at 14:26 UTC as 171st comment
On 2014 Sony World Photography Awards finalists revealed article (66 comments in total)

I can't say I agree with a few of the choices (#3 for instance), but to each his/her own. 1, 8, and 9 are my favorites.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 8, 2014 at 15:48 UTC as 25th comment
On Fujifilm X-T1 images added to studio test scene article (66 comments in total)

Looking at the raw comparisons (between ISO 800 and 3200), the detail appears faintly smeared to my eyes. It's subtle, but it looks as though Fuji might be applying slightly more RAW NR than its competitors. With that being said, though, the results still look great. This X-T1 is a very nice addition to the mirrorless world.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 6, 2014 at 22:39 UTC as 11th comment | 1 reply
On Challenge of Challenges 2013: the results are in article (38 comments in total)

Sony camera review: 1500 comments
Beautiful photography: 25 comments

Well, then.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 4, 2014 at 20:27 UTC as 4th comment | 3 replies
On Challenge of Challenges 2013: the results are in article (38 comments in total)

Congrats, everyone. Some very impressive shots.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 4, 2014 at 04:25 UTC as 17th comment
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