mandophoto

mandophoto

Lives in United States Tucson, AZ, United States
Joined on Feb 23, 2010

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It is a parody. The "product" presentation photographs are hilarious. We need more of this kind of irreverence.

Direct link | Posted on May 2, 2015 at 15:44 UTC as 92nd comment

Aperture 3 was problematic for a while after it was released, but unlike some, for me now and running Yosemite 10.10.3, Aperture is actually running better than it ever has. I just imported some raw files and have absolutely no problems. In addition, Photos, iPhoto and Lightroom all work flawlessly. Yes, it is ironic that Aperture (3.6) is now working the way it should have been a few years ago, still, Aperture's demise is, well, not too important. :-)

Direct link | Posted on Apr 17, 2015 at 19:56 UTC as 133rd comment
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mandophoto: Reading these comments by adult guys is almost as entertaining as watching Jackie Gleason doing his Ralph Kramden routine.

@CallMeAlan: Sure you do. When even a non-Aperture user such as yourself can get all hand-wringing melodramatic at Apple, well, there’s your entertainment! :-)

Direct link | Posted on Apr 17, 2015 at 17:38 UTC

Reading these comments by adult guys is almost as entertaining as watching Jackie Gleason doing his Ralph Kramden routine.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 17, 2015 at 16:34 UTC as 181st comment | 3 replies
On Nikon D750 Review preview (1905 comments in total)
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Frank C.: That dumbed down 1/4000 and 1/200 x-sync is hard to swallow nonetheless

Well then,....don't buy it. We wouldn't want you to choke.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 20, 2014 at 14:49 UTC
On Nikon D750 Review preview (1905 comments in total)
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En Trance: Also, if I rest my camera on a good tripod at the beach, 1/4000 does not cut it due to the wind alone. (Especially with a tele lens) After that, I begin to think of exposure. Why is Nikon limiting their shutter speed so severely?

See below.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 20, 2014 at 14:17 UTC
On Nikon D750 Review preview (1905 comments in total)
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En Trance: I am looking a the photo of the Black Girl at the Sea Wall. The colors seem average, not breathtaking, and the ear, ear rings, and blowing hair are way out of focus. Is it just me? Is it Photographic Technique? I often miss it on AF, but is this what the camera did? I do not know much about Nikon, so excuse me for that.

Yep, it's you.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 20, 2014 at 14:16 UTC
On All-in-one: Ona Capri bag review article (168 comments in total)
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lacix: ...Guys will whistle after you!

Hey guys. Dudes. You did notice the distaff name of the author, no? Yes, her bag is designed as a purse, however the apparent craftsmanship made me curious enough to view the website. Nicely designed camera bags that don't advertise loudly the probability of expensive equipment within. Check it out if you're not too intimidated by the author's bag choice.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 6, 2014 at 19:38 UTC

Presently, film stuff is but a fraction of the waste that goes into the environment. Consider the billions of plastic and electronic devices that are tossed yearly. Yeah, all this stuff should be recycled but.... it isn't. Film now is the least of our environmental concerns.

It's good and cool to keep film going (for a few more years anyway.)

Direct link | Posted on Jul 31, 2014 at 01:40 UTC as 29th comment | 10 replies
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b craw: Well executed, thus charming vignettes of domesticity. Some are perhaps overly-familiar motifs - pensive child through window, something out of natural context (dog) in a photo bag, etc. - but I doubt that these endeavor to be cutting edge in terms of concept or visual outcome. They are nice, and I suspect, compelling to a large portion of the viewers here.

These photographs are certainly not in the same league of Sally Mann's work. But her work transcended familial photography to become serious art. As you say, these don't endeavor to be cutting edge and yes some are indeed clichés, yet the kind of imaginative fun shown is unfortunately not common with most folks using cameras.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 14, 2014 at 23:25 UTC

Imagination as a tool. Well.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 14, 2014 at 15:00 UTC as 71st comment

Simple tips for beginners, nothing wrong there. It's also a commercial for some Canon stuff, nothing wrong there either.

And how many times have I read in DPR forums that an eraser can be used to clean lens contacts? Apparently the guys posting that suggestion are spreading misinformation, albeit innocently. Now I know to be more careful with lens contacts. Great!

Direct link | Posted on Jun 13, 2014 at 20:00 UTC as 27th comment
On Portfolio: Photography student Luke Evans article (172 comments in total)
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InTheMist: Such poison, jealous spiteful words.

The article makes it really clear that Luke's "work has garnered a lot of attention in the past couple of years." I'm sorry that yours hasn't. Nor has mine.

Let young Luke enjoy his 15 minutes of fame.

Luke, if the critics work is better than yours, take it to heart! If not, disregard it and drive on. Have thick skin. Be prepared to promote yourself, second only advancing your skill in your chosen art form.

@bigdaddave:
"...properly talented students.." According to whom? You?! Well then it's time you started your own photo blog to show the world whats what. Do let us know when that happens.

Direct link | Posted on May 26, 2014 at 19:07 UTC

As Dirk67 (who has seen an actual print) has said these photographs are undoubtedly much more effective in print form. Still, to me even on my monitor these are wonderful, thoughtful and indeed disturbing, precisely what good photography can do.

Thank you DPR for what must be an exhaustive effort in seeing beyond the conformist vision.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 23, 2014 at 14:35 UTC as 45th comment
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andy816896: Great idea. I wonder if the IR might have been used to show up vegetation better? It's science, not art after all...

Yep.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 27, 2014 at 23:54 UTC
On Using third-party lenses on Sony Cyber-shot a7 / a7R article (503 comments in total)

After trying manual focus on my NEX-6, my frustrations were the same.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 21, 2014 at 20:59 UTC as 185th comment
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mandophoto: Considering the size and weight of the 16-50 2-2.8 version, it should be popular with Americans.

@ Cane: Tough guy?? Well, brother Cane, may I humbly suggest you go back to school.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 2, 2014 at 23:36 UTC
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mandophoto: Considering the size and weight of the 16-50 2-2.8 version, it should be popular with Americans.

OK, the post above belongs in the lens news story. My mistake.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 2, 2014 at 18:41 UTC

Considering the size and weight of the 16-50 2-2.8 version, it should be popular with Americans.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 2, 2014 at 18:16 UTC as 35th comment | 5 replies
On Nikon D5300 real-world and test scene samples article (69 comments in total)
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lensberg: Does this RAW converter fully support the D5300... Because for some reason the D7100 RAW files look considerably cleaner than the D5300 images at all settings in low light... and they're supposed to be using the exact same sensor... with Nikon's latest & greatest Expeed 4 in the D5300...

You are correct. Furthermore, the D5300 raw files are smaller than those from the D7100, suggesting different processing systems and/or sensors.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 24, 2013 at 13:53 UTC
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