mandophoto

mandophoto

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

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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
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Black Box: Oh, for crying out loud! Buy her a bowl of rocky road ice-cream and put on Ray Charles' "Crying time". But spare us another "unusual approach to children photography".

So, cliché photography is your preference? Well, now we know.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 14, 2014 at 17:54 UTC

Imagination as a tool. Well.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 14, 2014 at 15:00 UTC as 70th 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 26th 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 (491 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 179th 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 (68 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
On TIME's top photos of the year article (153 comments in total)

Unfortunately, by naming those photographs "the year's best" takes them out of context. In my opinion the second and last images are the best, but knowing the circumstances in which those images were made is imperative to understanding the photographs' importance.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 7, 2013 at 14:34 UTC as 25th comment
On Rare photos of Rolling Stones emerge from estate sale article (106 comments in total)
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Hugo First: fascinating cultural artifacts, both for who the snaps depict, but also as reminders of the US south during the '60s.

Absolutely. A Rolling Stones member and an African American porter in uniform, and both going about doing their thing in the same picture. A cultural moment from a not too distant past.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 17, 2013 at 16:11 UTC
On Adobe hack affects 38 million users, not 2.9 million article (156 comments in total)
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jkrumm: It's unfortunate, but this happens. Could happen to Amazon or anyone who stores CC card info. I just got word from my CC company that they are issuing me a new card due to this problem. Bit of a pain to fix all the recurring payments.

Yes, particularly now considering how many companies are getting on the music cloud wagon. There must be a bunch of illegal effort going on to break into that bank.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 30, 2013 at 19:34 UTC

Why are people surprised by the cost of this lens? I mean compared to the Leica perfect 50mm f2 ($7,350.00,) and the Zeiss perfect 55mm f1.4 ($4,000.00,) this perfect Nikon 58 is a bargain.

As for the bulbous design, lets thank auto focus.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 17, 2013 at 18:11 UTC as 22nd comment | 2 replies
On Sample gallery: Apple's iPhone 5s post (105 comments in total)

Good enough for 99% of the human race. Considering the quality of imagery available now from smartphones, it will be interesting to see what camera manufacturers do. A prediction: fast lenses and big sensors. Back to the past.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 23, 2013 at 19:04 UTC as 41st comment

In my walks along river beds I occasionally find remnants of clothing which have at times seemed plaintive and beautiful. However, my attempts at making empathic photographs from those findings have so far not been successful. Thanks DPreview, did not know of Ms. Albus. She has done some beautiful work.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 22, 2013 at 18:54 UTC as 51st comment
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whawha: Very interesting pictures. Not being cats, ducks, flowers or rainbows they wont meet much interest around here, but its excellent photojournalism.

Laughed out loud, couldn't help it. You are right. Still, DPR is trying.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 16, 2013 at 19:57 UTC
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