mandophoto

mandophoto

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

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On 'Building Absence': Stephen Tourlentes' prison landscapes news story (155 comments in total)

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 (469 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 164th 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 news story (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 news story (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 news story (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 news story (158 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 (103 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 40th comment
On Decaying dresses make photographer's landscapes personal news story (107 comments in total)

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
On Bolivian airline's demise documented in haunting photos news story (95 comments in total)
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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
On Lens reviews update: DxOMark data for Sony NEX primes news story (54 comments in total)
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Hugo600si: 50 is an easier lens design, 24's have always been more expensive. And part of the price of the 24 is for the brand on the lens, don't enjoy it any less due to that, at the time it was the only decent lens available.
Have to get me a 50 now though, it has been raved about since launch, but now its a must have (denies stating earlier that the DXO mark results can be a complete mess with the 35/1.4G junk scoring high...)

Well, OK, this is just a guess and don't take it the wrong way, but we can assume you don't like Zeiss, right?

Direct link | Posted on Jul 6, 2013 at 23:06 UTC
On Samsung Galaxy Camera Hands-on Preview preview (188 comments in total)

How is the 3G/4G connection accessed? Is this another revenue stream for Verizon, ATT, et al.?

Direct link | Posted on Jun 20, 2013 at 22:48 UTC as 80th comment | 1 reply
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JurijTurnsek: Check out F-Stop Media Gallery for Android:
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.fstop.photo

You can sort your images by tags (plus the standard features of other galleries), which is a truly powerful way of sorting a large volume of images (as any real photog will tell you).

Care to name the versions of Android it will not run on?

Direct link | Posted on Jun 10, 2013 at 20:41 UTC
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AZBlue: If this is the quality of photos produced by these photographers, they deserve to get fired.

Even in trying to mock his situation, Hart showed what the paper has lost. It would be funny in a different context.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 4, 2013 at 20:02 UTC
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AZBlue: If this is the quality of photos produced by these photographers, they deserve to get fired.

First, you've just lost a great deal of respect from many people. Second, well, there isn't anything left to say.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 4, 2013 at 19:26 UTC
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Benarm: Leica should take notes from Zeiss on how to survive in a digital age :)

Last I heard, Leica is more than just surviving. Quite a bit more, in fact.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 3, 2013 at 21:39 UTC
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