Kurt_K

Kurt_K

Lives in Canada Saskatchewan, Canada
Joined on Nov 11, 2010

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On Have your say: Best Lens of 2014 article (101 comments in total)

The Tamron 150-600 deserves to be on this list. The guys at The Camera Store put it in their top three for 2014, and here it's not even an option for the top 13? Seems like a curious omission.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 16, 2014 at 03:41 UTC as 29th comment
On Behind the Shot: Clouds over Skagsanden article (116 comments in total)

I don't mind the rock on the left side, but the exposed sand is a little distracting. All in all, though, still a beautiful shot. Excellent processing, too. Thanks for sharing.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 22, 2014 at 20:09 UTC as 31st comment
On Ghost Town: Shooting in Kolmanskop article (71 comments in total)

Beautiful images. I especially like #4.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 19, 2014 at 19:14 UTC as 32nd comment
On Behind the Shot: Spot the Shark article (67 comments in total)

A beautiful scene captured brilliantly. Very well done.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 22, 2014 at 03:20 UTC as 11th comment
On Photokina 2014: Samsung stand report article (71 comments in total)

That 300mm is a monster. It's too bad Samsung cancelled the 70-400 that used to be on their roadmap.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 18, 2014 at 00:32 UTC as 12th comment | 1 reply
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Prairie Pal: 6 identical pictures of kids pointing weapons with the same unbelievable "green-screen" open mouth expressions, and fanged monsters added in post. I wouldn't say this is a new DPreview low, but really don't you have better things to with your time than repost crap like this? Don't you have camera reviews to catch up on? Looking at this is like Canadian Tire money; the second after you exit the store you throw it away.

Saying it's not to your taste is one thing; calling it crap and comparing it to looking at Canadian Tire money is just a little over the top. It's possible to be critical and have class at the same time.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 9, 2014 at 23:18 UTC

Very creative and nicely executed, though not my cuppa tea.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 3, 2014 at 20:14 UTC as 24th comment
On Dronestagram contest winners announced article (120 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 (120 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 (120 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 (603 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 115th 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 (637 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 224th 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
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