mandophoto

mandophoto

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

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On TIME's top photos of the year article (149 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
On Lens reviews update: DxOMark data for Sony NEX primes article (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 (195 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 81st 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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rb59020: $900.00!?! For that price it should be an f1.0! I could git the Sony lens and 9 K-1000 bodies on ebay! Or three new tires for my pickup truck!

OK, this lens is not for you.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 3, 2013 at 21:37 UTC
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Combatmedic870: I hope these sell well!! I want to see a Zeiss 85mm F2, thats really slim in size!

I hope so, for the real reason that quality is best for consumers and the economy.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 3, 2013 at 17:29 UTC
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whtchocla7e: Who is Zeiss trying to fool here with these offerings?

Obviously not you.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 3, 2013 at 16:05 UTC
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yabokkie: 12/2.8 looks better than superwide zooms for APS-C DSLRs.
32/1.8 is useless no matter how good is the quality unless << USD 100.
this is a good place for Sigma who can make better lenses at lower prices.

Sigma can design good lenses when they choose to. I have the Sigma 30 f2.8 and it is OK(not spectacular) optically but mechanically I seriously doubt that under constant use it will last more than a couple of years, if that long. There is more to a good lens than just optics. Cheap lenses are cheap for a reason.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 3, 2013 at 14:51 UTC
On Is this the new Leica 'Mini M'? article (369 comments in total)
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Benarm: Another step by Leica towards the legacy of Kodak and Polaroid. You can use past brand image and recognition only so much.

I could be wrong but I believe Leica is doing quite well now. In fact it is the "me too" camera companies that are struggling.

Direct link | Posted on May 29, 2013 at 23:07 UTC
On Is this the new Leica 'Mini M'? article (369 comments in total)
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Jim Radcliffe: If this is true, Leica continues to be so predictable. A true "Entry Level M" along the lines of a Digital CL is what is needed. Not another overpriced point and shoot bearing the Red Dot.

Any camera labeled a Mini M should be able to accept M mount lenses.. this is just another overpriced camera that "looks" like a Leica.

I love Leica gear but sheesh, will they ever listen to the market... oh, I forgot, they're Leica.. they don't have to.

The package box pictured on the Leica site is too small for the camera and lens combination we're seeing. If the box is genuine we might be in for an interesting surprise.

By the way, great street car evening photograph.

Direct link | Posted on May 29, 2013 at 20:19 UTC
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JDThomas: Cool, now iPhoneys can start calling themselves "strobists" too.

So, the very many iPhoneys who are also Nikon users now know to never disturb your hubris towards them by buying a JD Thomas publication. You got it.

Direct link | Posted on May 19, 2013 at 15:59 UTC
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