CameraCarl

CameraCarl

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Joined on Apr 23, 2005

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Remarkable... somehow he got sensor dust on the cycle jumping photo and there was so much camera shake in the nighttime photo that I would have deleted it had I taken it myself.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 30, 2013 at 00:12 UTC as 66th comment

Odd that I didn't see any iconic Ansel Adams or W. Eugene Smith photos in here..... What is next, the Wizard of Oz re-released in "beautiful" Black and White?

Direct link | Posted on Aug 19, 2013 at 12:00 UTC as 100th comment | 1 reply
On Promotional fiasco injures 20 at LG event post (35 comments in total)

At least it wasn't in the US where they would have used shotguns or AK47s to try to shoot the balloons out of the sky.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 14, 2013 at 21:38 UTC as 30th comment | 3 replies
On 5 Reasons why I haven't used my DSLR for months article (590 comments in total)

Since 85% of my photos are of fast moving kids, birds, wildlife, airplanes and cars, well, I guess, I just named five reasons I use my DSLR every week. I wish I could make do with single focal length lens or an upscale point and shoot camera, but they aren't versatile enough for me. And I dislike relying on an LCD to frame my images especially in bright sunlight.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 31, 2013 at 18:59 UTC as 256th comment
On Service lets you order prints of any Facebook photo post (115 comments in total)
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zos xavius: F*** THAT! This company does not have permission to print my work. If they do it will be their lawsuit!

Yet another reason I'm glad I didn't get swept up in all this Twitter/Facebook/Instagram stuff.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 31, 2013 at 16:37 UTC
On What's new @ CES 2013 article (126 comments in total)

Once again, lots of new cameras but only two with viewfinders. My wife (who is not as serious a photographer as me) won't even consider using a camera that does not have a viewfinder. And after struggling with the Panasonic LX3 and Canon S100 in daylight and bright sun, I will never buy another camera that doesn't have one. I can't figure why the manufacturers do not realize this. Why do they think photos ought to be taken at arm's length?

Direct link | Posted on Jan 12, 2013 at 00:13 UTC as 30th comment | 15 replies
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iamphil: Did they really have to cut down hundreds of mature trees just to move this thing into place?

Planting a thousand saplings is not equivalent to chopping down 400 mature trees. Considering that dozens of equally viable museums wanted to get the shuttle you would think that someone would have taken the problem of the trees into consideration before giving it to the California museum. Sometimes apparently smart people can be pretty stupid.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 17, 2012 at 23:28 UTC
On User Review: Gura Gear Kiboko 30L Backpack article (112 comments in total)
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CameraCarl: After buying six different backpacks, I bought the GuraGear Kiboko and it is the best camera bag I own. It holds everything I need on a major trip: 2 pro bodies, 500 f4, four other zoom lenses, hoods, two teleconverters, memory cards, rain covers, batteries, ball head, etc. It fits in US aircraft overhead storage bins including regional planes. The backpack is good enough for short hikes of less than a couple of miles. I've retired my LowePro Pro Trekker and sold several other bags. It is just as waterproof as all my other bags, which albeit don't have the special waterproof (and hard to operate) zippers a very few bags have. Two fellow photogs who have seen me use mine are now shopping for a Kiboko themselves. I do admit it is expensive, but considering that I carry well over $10,000 of gear in it and travel with it on some trips that cost many thousands of dollars, a few hundred dollars is a small investment.

I never strap my tripod to my bag. I have a Gitzo 3541XLS which would overwhelm any camera bag including my gigantic LowePro Pro Trekker. I simply carry my tripod in my hand or over my shoulder. I am a member of two camera clubs and have taken a dozen photo workshops out in the boonies. None of the dozens of photographers I know strap their tripods to their backpacks; every one carries theirs in their hands.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 20, 2012 at 14:15 UTC
On User Review: Gura Gear Kiboko 30L Backpack article (112 comments in total)
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NancyP: If a bag has a laptop slot with a separate zipper, a "camelbak" style large water bladder can be stashed in the laptop slot. I have done this for a small bag. Also, "accessory" Camelbaks in nylon envelopes with tackle straps can be strapped to the outside of other bags. For shorter trips, two quart water bottles can be carabiner-ed onto belts, D rings, whatever.

This looks like an aspirational pack. Holds an 800mm f5.6 lens! What it doesn't mention is if it can be configured to hold some amount of ordinary camping gear as well.

There is no laptop compartment and this is not a camping/backpacking bag, but if you don't have a lot of camera gear, you can always carry the camera gear in one half and camping equipment for a day trip in the other. In one half of the bag I can fit a pro body, two big zoom lenses (like 70-200), two smaller zooms and batteries.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 19, 2012 at 20:17 UTC
On User Review: Gura Gear Kiboko 30L Backpack article (112 comments in total)
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ianz28: Lowepro Vertex 200 AW $225-260 has been a perfect camera bag - and it looks like the most direct competitor.

All-weather with waterproofing along the zippers + rain gear, expandable, tripod harness, and a laptop compartment. A lot of zippered or Velcro pockets, and a very customizable camera compartment.

While the bag itself is slightly heavy it's perfect for hiking and for travel. It fits under the standard airline seat and I've had no problems with it as a carry on for any airline.

Personally, I thought the Lowepro was very expensive. I can't imagine paying almost 2x more. This reviewed bag is just too expensive given the available competition.

The Vertex 200 is clearly not a direct competitor to the GG bag. Perhaps if you look at the outside dimensions, but frankly, doing this can be misleading. I can fit the same amount of gear in my GG bag as I can in a Protrekker 600, a bag that is significantly larger and more expensive than the Vertex. As several of us have said, you can get two pro sized bodies, a super telephoto lens, four or more zoom lenses and even more in the GG bag. No way all this will fit in the Vertex 200. But if you don't need to carry a lot of gear, you don't need this bag, so why even comment. I certainly don't need my GG when I am only carrying my S100 around.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 19, 2012 at 20:13 UTC
On User Review: Gura Gear Kiboko 30L Backpack article (112 comments in total)

After buying six different backpacks, I bought the GuraGear Kiboko and it is the best camera bag I own. It holds everything I need on a major trip: 2 pro bodies, 500 f4, four other zoom lenses, hoods, two teleconverters, memory cards, rain covers, batteries, ball head, etc. It fits in US aircraft overhead storage bins including regional planes. The backpack is good enough for short hikes of less than a couple of miles. I've retired my LowePro Pro Trekker and sold several other bags. It is just as waterproof as all my other bags, which albeit don't have the special waterproof (and hard to operate) zippers a very few bags have. Two fellow photogs who have seen me use mine are now shopping for a Kiboko themselves. I do admit it is expensive, but considering that I carry well over $10,000 of gear in it and travel with it on some trips that cost many thousands of dollars, a few hundred dollars is a small investment.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 19, 2012 at 15:39 UTC as 37th comment | 4 replies
On Adobe issues ACR 6.7 - final version of Camera Raw for CS5 news story (92 comments in total)

I tried downloading the upgrade on my iMac running Snow Leopard and the download failed to work. I got a message saying to try again, and still no go. Did anyone else have a similar problem?

Direct link | Posted on May 2, 2012 at 12:05 UTC as 26th comment | 1 reply
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