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On 1939: England in Color (part 2) article (169 comments in total)

That's another great set. I particularly like the ones of your grandparents and Eldred.

Direct link | Posted on May 3, 2014 at 12:16 UTC as 109th comment
On 1939: England in Color (part 1) article (219 comments in total)

Thanks for posting these. We spent a weekend at Cley 3 weeks ago and walked over that bridge several times. They are a great collection and I look forward to Part 2.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 28, 2014 at 04:39 UTC as 61st comment
On passing over in the View from the top - Runways challenge (5 comments in total)
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Hank3152: Great shot, interesting

Robert,........much too small for a military base which needs a tarmac, support buildings and hangars, i.e., have you ever seen an aerial shot of Nellis AFB? Google it.
Judging by the housing and access I'd say it's a small private airfield for affluent residents.

It's much bigger than it needs to be for private use. Nellis AFB is a particularly large airfield because it has to accommodate a great number of different aircraft for the Flag series of exercises, as well as the normal, resident units' machines. I've flown from many airfields that were about this size, some British, some US. It seems to have military-style dispersals on 3 corners.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 22, 2013 at 05:21 UTC
On Review in Progress: Pentax K-5 II and K-5 II S article (70 comments in total)
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Tord S Eriksson: @McDuff,

Love shots you got there! The colours looks a bit muted, but that seem to be the way with the K-5 IIs, even with DPR's comparative test.

I switched from K-5 to D600, while the wife switched from her K-5 to a K-30, which under most situations beat the K-5's performance, not least AF.

I take most shots with my Nikon V1, though, and she with her OM-D.

Thanks, Tord. The colour saturation is probably my choice, through Aperture's RAW development engine. Nikon is very tempting, but the K-5IIs is still the complete, compact and weatherproof package for me.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 17, 2013 at 14:34 UTC
On Review in Progress: Pentax K-5 II and K-5 II S article (70 comments in total)

I have replaced my K-5 with a K-5IIs and I am very happy with the result. None of my images show moiré, so that is not a problem, and the sharpness has improved perceptibly, along with the AF. It is an excellent camera which will hold up well to competition for many years.
Here is a close-up with the DA 35mm 2.8 Limited:


Direct link | Posted on Apr 17, 2013 at 04:46 UTC as 17th comment
On Fujifilm X100S Real-world Samples article (205 comments in total)
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jon404: Images aside, what kind of airplane is that black 'Bad Kitty'?

I think that it's a P-38 Lightning. See <>.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 19, 2013 at 06:43 UTC
On Fujifilm X100S preview (218 comments in total)

I'd like to buy this camera, selling my X10 and X100 to do so. But I won't if I can't use RAW with Apple's Aperture. What's the deal with Fuji and RAW files now?

Direct link | Posted on Feb 16, 2013 at 09:36 UTC as 44th comment | 1 reply

It's not an "excellent response", I'm afraid. It's daft: the photographer should not be loading her whole year's expenses on 4 months of wedding photography. And if it doesn't last the year, it's not surprising that she has to diversify.

A farmer sows crops that will sell, not merely what he wants to grow; then when he has harvested the summer crop he looks for a winter crop etc . . .

And it ends with the silliest of "I'm insulted" lines . . .

Direct link | Posted on Jan 28, 2012 at 07:22 UTC as 82nd comment | 1 reply
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