poppyjk

poppyjk

Joined on Apr 13, 2012

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KonstantinosK: "...they've garnered plenty of attention since then...". Really?

Point is that it is hard to tell if 'out of stock' is due to low production or low production due to lack of consumer interest or high sales or some kind of combination. Not willing to judge the popularity of the camera or accept anyone else's judgment yet with such sparse facts.

Direct link | Posted on May 19, 2015 at 18:29 UTC
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KonstantinosK: "...they've garnered plenty of attention since then...". Really?

If you actually click the link, Amazon shows "usually ships within 3 to 6 weeks.

Direct link | Posted on May 19, 2015 at 17:50 UTC
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kewlguy: I've been waiting for reviews and samples from the T6s but the images aren't really sharp here. The building photo taken with the 16-35 IS is unbelievably soft. Strong AA filter? bad lens sample?

Using DPP Viewer it shows that all but one focus point was lit up. So the photographer must have used 19 point automatic selection. This seems a poor choice for samples wanting to demonstrate sharpness. IMG_4680 with the 100 macro shows 10 af points lit up. Maybe all pics were taken in 19 point auto selection to show an average shooting experience.

Direct link | Posted on May 19, 2015 at 17:32 UTC
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KonstantinosK: "...they've garnered plenty of attention since then...". Really?

to ProfHankD
T6s is out of stock at Amazon, B&H Photo, Adorama, Best Buy, etc.
Hmmmm...

Direct link | Posted on May 19, 2015 at 17:14 UTC
On Canon EOS 5DS / SR First Impressions Review preview (2996 comments in total)
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Dragonrider: The tulip shot is a great image and also a perfect opportunity for a bracketed HDR shot. The result would have been awesome.

Rishi, thank you for your significant contributions to the technical depth of the DPR reviews and your very helpful sample images.

The dynamic range info/comparisons are quite useful.

So all that makes me greedy for even more info. There are quite a few rumors assuming that the 5DS/R will have improved color performance. Some mention a metamerism index as a way of comparing.

Is there any chance of including that or similar kinds of measures for color fidelity in the reviews? Or is that area just too full of witchcraft?

Direct link | Posted on May 12, 2015 at 20:57 UTC
On Yangtze River Fertilizer Plant in the Industrial site – HDR challenge (2 comments in total)
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thejohnnerparty: LOL. This is so good. I am just shaking my head. Very nice.

Thanks for the compliment. Had fun taking and processing the shot. I'm just basically a tourist with a camera and get some lucky pics.

Direct link | Posted on May 8, 2015 at 23:56 UTC
On Blue Grotto in the Holes in Nature challenge (2 comments in total)
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SamTrekker: This shot is so captivating with the Blues...

Thanks. It was a lucky capture that turned out ok.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 23, 2015 at 13:49 UTC
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JimW-203: Does the reptile need to be alive or can it be, for example, a man-made representation?

In order for the challenge host to see your question you need to post it on the challenge page. He will never see it posted under a single entry like this location.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 5, 2015 at 05:15 UTC
On Las Vegas in the Cities from the air challenge (2 comments in total)
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fredphotog: Wow - how did you get no shake at 1/40th of a sec - in a helicopter? VR that good?

Complete luck with a Canon 20D and 17-40 non-is in 2005. Guess my hand shake offset the helicopter shake

Direct link | Posted on Jan 27, 2015 at 13:46 UTC
On Christmas Tunnel in the christmas cheer - lights challenge (18 comments in total)

Superb artwork!

Direct link | Posted on Jan 4, 2015 at 02:35 UTC as 11th comment
On Sunset Backlight in the One Red Leaf challenge (2 comments in total)
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(unknown member): I really liked this photo. I thought it was very creative and a bit different. I don't know why it did relatively badly in the voting (even worse than my entry!)

Thanks for your comment. It was an interesting sight to observe but certainly not a technically good photo or even particularly well composed with the distracting block shadows. It was eye catching for me and the memory of that evening stroll on Lake Geneva still lingers.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 15, 2014 at 02:43 UTC
On -By The Sea- (Full Colours Only + Border) challenge (3 comments in total)

"The total entry limit is now set at 55, might slightly increase the limit if this challenge is well received." An increase to 175 redefines 'slightly'.

The great response to the theme warrants a series of challenges. I'm still happy to participate with an entry, but just less likely to vote in this staggeringly large challenge with lots of worthy entries.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 2, 2014 at 03:02 UTC as 2nd comment | 1 reply
On Hairy Hawker Dragonfly . in the It flies!!! challenge (6 comments in total)

Amazing capture just to get it in the frame in flight. Nice work. This critter must have been the inspiration for some Disney animated characters.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 2, 2014 at 02:03 UTC as 3rd comment | 1 reply
On Cormorant taking off in the It flies!!! challenge (31 comments in total)

Spectacular capture!

Direct link | Posted on Nov 2, 2014 at 01:56 UTC as 29th comment

This will be a great service. Knowing that a lens has been expertly tested and adjusted provides some real comfort.

I had inquired at LensRentals about a year ago if they would sell lenses that they had tested to be 'above average' in performance among their copies and offered to pay a premium price. Like many others I would just like to avoid the hassle of evaluating 3-4 copies of a lens to find a keeper. This would be ideal, but I heartily welcome their new program.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 3, 2014 at 20:16 UTC as 24th comment
On Santa riding Bicycle in the The Bicycle challenge (1 comment in total)

Fun subject capture. Would benefit a lot from cropping, straightening, white balance, and saturation.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 11, 2014 at 13:49 UTC as 1st comment
On Sumo wrestlers return from training in the The Bicycle challenge (2 comments in total)

Wish you had cropped this. It is a great subject capture.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 11, 2014 at 13:46 UTC as 2nd comment
On Yellowstone Buffalo Crossing in the A Stroll By The River or Lake challenge (2 comments in total)
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RuthC: Congratulations, poppyjk, on third place in 'A Stroll by the River or Lake' challenge. Each time I view this entry it makes me smile, and I wonder who is enjoying the stroll more, you or the buffalo? It is a really great capture, with beautiful colours, textures, light and shade, as well as the movement of buffalo, water and steam vents. Ruth :-)

Thank you, RuthC, for your colorful comment. We were completely awestruck by everything in Yellowstone. Glad to have made it once and hope to do it again. This was a thrilling scene and was preceded by 20 or so buffalo running past us 10 feet away when we were on the boardwalk to the Morning Glory Pool.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 31, 2014 at 16:44 UTC
On Big Lobster - Small Bag in the -Stressed@Work- (BW+Border) challenge (2 comments in total)
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Tourlou: It's not a lobster. it's a well "langouste" in french.

Thanks for the clarification and education. I knew it was not like a Maine lobster with the big claws but did not know what to call it and was too lazy to do a search.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 16, 2014 at 01:13 UTC

This is a great shot. Please put a border on it so it does not get disqualified.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 19, 2014 at 19:25 UTC as 1st comment
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