D200_4me

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I love a lot of his images, but honestly...the moonrise shot is not one of them.

Link | Posted on Jun 25, 2016 at 18:23 UTC as 40th comment

Flickr reduction...I've reduced my Flickr use quite a bit lately.

Link | Posted on Jun 23, 2016 at 22:19 UTC as 8th comment
On article D500 owner formally accuses Nikon of false advertising (473 comments in total)
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Satyaa: May be, Nikon meant integrated Wi-Fi in the sense of 'integrated with the app and not usable as stand-alone'

I don't think that Nikon will stop using that term but will probably qualify to remove the ambiguity.

I don't like it but just a thought

I do know wi-fi works because I watched a review from Gordon Laing and he mentioned how long it takes to transfer a full res file on bluetooth vs using the wi-fi option (he timed it for the purpose of explaining the differences in the time it takes). So apparently it does work..somehow. But I just don't know about whatever 'restrictions' or caveats are in place. I've never used it myself. Perhaps they simply mean you don't need a wi-fi adapter like you'd need for a Df, etc....wi-fi is part of the camera, not an add-on module.

Link | Posted on Jun 16, 2016 at 20:15 UTC
On article D500 owner formally accuses Nikon of false advertising (473 comments in total)

Well, if it's THAT convoluted and cumbersome to use and one can't make a reasonable assumption that wi-fi will work as you'd expect based on what you see on the box, then I say go for it...litigate away. I personally wouldn't waste my time on it, but if someone else wants to and their action ends up making the functionality better for everyone else going forward (if a firmware update comes, etc)...then maybe that's good. I have never tried a D500 so I don't know firsthand how difficult it is or isn't...but it's entirely possible that the marketing team got a little carried away with their wording. Settle down, marketing goobers :-) Keep it simple and accurate. Don't pee in my ear and try to convince me that's just the gentle warm summer rain falling :-)

Link | Posted on Jun 16, 2016 at 20:10 UTC as 169th comment

Many people use it for non-criminal things. One thing I use it for is checking out hotel locations when I'm traveling. It's better to see what the surrounding area looks like on street view.

Link | Posted on Jun 13, 2016 at 11:53 UTC as 31st comment | 2 replies

Wonderful view. Amazing to see such clear landscape images of other planets like this.

Link | Posted on Jun 11, 2016 at 13:33 UTC as 44th comment

A few months ago I logged into Instagram to see what it's like lately. I did a search for the word NATURE. What I got was page after page of things NOT related to nature, like indoor portraits, sexy snaps, random shots of goofy teens, etc, etc. The nature photos were there, but mixed deeply in with unrelated photos due to the way people incorrectly tag their images to frak up the search results. So I said screw this...I'm outta here (again).

Link | Posted on Jun 7, 2016 at 11:04 UTC as 6th comment | 1 reply

Wow. Sad to see this :-(
I'm a lula subscriber.

Link | Posted on May 20, 2016 at 00:36 UTC as 105th comment
On article SmugMug Films: Passport to Morocco (48 comments in total)
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D200_4me: I actually used to follow him on Google Plus and YouTube, but he and too many other photographers began to get on my nerves with the overly philosophical/deep thoughts ramblings about photography and what it means. I don't need to find myself in photography. I already know who I am. For me, photography is a nice relaxation and escape from my daily technical job. Same goes for my gardening hobby. These days, you see people on the social media and photography sharing sites posting photos with some deep/philosophical comments to go along with it...as if they just discovered the meaning of life in the photo they posted and we're all supposed to stop and have those deep, deep thoughts about it and be in awe of how enlightening it was. Really, people...stop trying to be a philosopher and stick to trying to make better photos. It's pretty simple.

I would also add that I agree with his comment that most people in the world are generally good/nice people. It's the politicians and dictators that ruin it for all the rest of us with their thirst for power and control.

Link | Posted on May 14, 2016 at 11:24 UTC
On article SmugMug Films: Passport to Morocco (48 comments in total)

I actually used to follow him on Google Plus and YouTube, but he and too many other photographers began to get on my nerves with the overly philosophical/deep thoughts ramblings about photography and what it means. I don't need to find myself in photography. I already know who I am. For me, photography is a nice relaxation and escape from my daily technical job. Same goes for my gardening hobby. These days, you see people on the social media and photography sharing sites posting photos with some deep/philosophical comments to go along with it...as if they just discovered the meaning of life in the photo they posted and we're all supposed to stop and have those deep, deep thoughts about it and be in awe of how enlightening it was. Really, people...stop trying to be a philosopher and stick to trying to make better photos. It's pretty simple.

Link | Posted on May 14, 2016 at 11:20 UTC as 18th comment | 6 replies
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D200_4me: Some of the multi-shot creations I've seen are very nice, but for me personally, if I can't get what I want in one shot, I just don't bother. There are so many other nice images to be had easily with one shot, so I'm not going to spend time blending multiple photos together. Life's too short for that. I just want to enjoy photography, not spend my time on the computer creating something :-)

My point is/was....I think many newcomers end up feeling like in order to create some really 'wow' photos, you have to spend a lot of time on the computer editing. But in reality, we have a beautiful world around us and many great opportunities to get amazing photos with just one shot. Especially with the great cameras we have available today. There are also some really amazing multi-shot images I've seen, but I just don't like to spend time doing that.

Link | Posted on May 9, 2016 at 08:12 UTC

Some of the multi-shot creations I've seen are very nice, but for me personally, if I can't get what I want in one shot, I just don't bother. There are so many other nice images to be had easily with one shot, so I'm not going to spend time blending multiple photos together. Life's too short for that. I just want to enjoy photography, not spend my time on the computer creating something :-)

Link | Posted on May 8, 2016 at 16:29 UTC as 65th comment | 5 replies

That's more like it. (size)

Link | Posted on May 3, 2016 at 21:21 UTC as 21st comment

I guess the full size trick doesn't work with smugmug hosted sites. I tried it with my site and all I get access to via Google image search is a 400x267 size image.

Link | Posted on Apr 29, 2016 at 22:03 UTC as 35th comment | 1 reply

Sorry, but that dial on the back of the camera looks really odd and out of place.

Link | Posted on Apr 28, 2016 at 19:08 UTC as 279th comment | 1 reply
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Pixel Peter: The SnapBridge appsite only mentions Nikons D500 and 11 third party cameras. Why the H not my Nikon D750?

I downloaded it just to be sure...and yes, it looks only for Bluetooth devices. No option at all for wi-fi.

Link | Posted on Apr 20, 2016 at 12:06 UTC

I was wondering when it would happen...

Link | Posted on Apr 5, 2016 at 15:13 UTC as 54th comment | 1 reply
On article Beta: try out our new 'light' color scheme (722 comments in total)

Hurts my eyes. I mush prefer the dark color since it's easier to read and view for a longer period of time.

Link | Posted on Apr 5, 2016 at 00:42 UTC as 475th comment

I have it already but honestly, I rarely ever use it. I played with it a few times exporting photos from Lightroom into Nik for some black and white editing, but I quickly began asking myself, why am I doing this? It was easier to just stay in Lightroom (keeping the image as a raw file) and doing my tweaks there and still ending up with a final result I was very pleased with. It was fun to play around with Nik for awhile, but lately it's just wasting my disk space.

Link | Posted on Mar 24, 2016 at 21:55 UTC as 159th comment | 2 replies
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