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On Hands on with the Pentax 645Z news story (430 comments in total)

Does it come in "sky blue" color?

Direct link | Posted on Apr 16, 2014 at 13:48 UTC as 27th comment
On Manfrotto 190 Series Carbon Fiber Tripod Review article (71 comments in total)

There is an obvious market for $500 tripods, but I envision monster things that weigh a ton, extend to 3 meters and carry 2-3 large, heavy vidcams. Not simple small devices with three legs.
(I saw them at B&H in New York, with $3000+ pricetags.)
For $500 I would want, as a minimum, lifetime guarantee not only for defects, but accidents, theft, insurrections, and any other mishap in existence. Including, a motorized head, a racking device, auto-levelling, and someone to carry and set it up for me, every time I need it.
(My little, very light, expensive "$70" Gioto tripod with a milkbottle full of water hanging from it is very steady and seems to fit my particular need.)
.... but then again I am happy with my BMW, do not need a Bentley. :-)

Direct link | Posted on Apr 13, 2014 at 14:00 UTC as 8th comment
On Pilot watches challenge (15 comments in total)
In reply to:

australopithecus: What is a Pilot Watch ?

Yep, I wear one of the original batch, bought in Geneva in 1969, when the American Astronauts wore the same on the Moon. You've got to wind it, of course!

Direct link | Posted on Jan 25, 2014 at 04:58 UTC
On Saranam Ayyappa-II challenge (9 comments in total)

A very narrow-ranged theme, obviously intended to give a particular "someone" a 1st Place. Sorry, but that seems to be the case. If it walks like a duck, quacks like a duck, and looks like a duck, it's.....a duck!

Direct link | Posted on Dec 25, 2013 at 12:22 UTC as 2nd comment | 2 replies

The rules contain several bullets which I find quite arrogant. especially the last one. I'm sure they are not intended as such, but let's not "lord it" over the DPR folks who contribute to these challenges.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 21, 2013 at 16:28 UTC as 2nd comment
On Saranam Ayyappa-II challenge (9 comments in total)

Is this a joke? DPR accepts such obviously obscure and purpose-aimed challenges?

Direct link | Posted on Dec 18, 2013 at 03:29 UTC as 5th comment

I tried using a Nokia Cellphone on a bicycle handlebar mount, and the video was just as jerky as the one you showed, on an equally smooth road. No magic there. Need a "suspension" system (e.g., mount it on your helmet.)

Direct link | Posted on Dec 7, 2013 at 21:55 UTC as 2nd comment
On Photograph of a Female Photographer challenge (11 comments in total)

There are a few very nice shots here. But unfortunately too many of them should be labeled: "Girl holding a camera, pretending to be a photographer."

Direct link | Posted on Oct 30, 2013 at 12:52 UTC as 6th comment | 1 reply
On Turkey: Its People challenge (8 comments in total)

I saw the original DQ for size, and did not see the revised submittal. Hence my query. I can see it now on the "results". It must have been a glitch on my end. (Mental or technical, not sure.) Sorry for the inconvenience.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 24, 2013 at 06:12 UTC as 1st comment
On Turkey: Its People challenge (8 comments in total)

My entry: Turk Schoolchildren DOES MEET the size requirement. Its widest side is 1599 pixels, which is ONLY ONE pixel different than the "1600 pixels +/- 1%. I request that it be re-instated.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 23, 2013 at 16:51 UTC as 4th comment
On Scriptures carved on stone challenge (12 comments in total)

Please clarify: The term "Scriptures" commonly refers to religious documents, nearly always implying Christianity, in the Western world.
Do you mean "Incriptions" which is a much broader, generic term?

It is clear that you ask for carving in "stone." Does this mean that you are deliberately excluding inscriptions which are not carved, but "impressed" in, say, hard clay tablets? And clay in general?

Direct link | Posted on Oct 19, 2013 at 08:06 UTC as 8th comment | 1 reply
On Tne Netherlands in the Train Tracks in Hill areas. challenge (1 comment in total)

Maybe in Nertherlands this is a "Hill Area?"

Direct link | Posted on Oct 15, 2013 at 05:29 UTC as 1st comment

Two for the price of one! Very nice!

Direct link | Posted on Oct 15, 2013 at 05:26 UTC as 1st comment

I love the sheer "fun" of your photo!

Direct link | Posted on Oct 15, 2013 at 05:26 UTC as 1st comment

Other than the minarets, the central theme is not Islamic. Hagia Sofia was built ~ 537 AD, which is about 95 years before Muhammad was even born!

Direct link | Posted on Oct 14, 2013 at 11:00 UTC as 1st comment

Too bad this review, while useful, does not compare the cam with....its competitors. Yes, we know it "takes photos," yes, we know it gets grainy at hi-ISO, but...what about a comparison? For example, "flare" is mentioned, but again, compared to...? (I have a 5-yr old Nokia N95-8G with a 5Mpixel cam, which is fine, except for very bad (in my opinion) flare.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 4, 2013 at 05:26 UTC as 25th comment | 1 reply
On Sony QX100 preview (155 comments in total)

Love it! Perfect for gearhead$$$ who have deep wallets and make little connection between price and value. I'd rather carry an extra, full-featured little cam than a bulky, phone-dependent piece of plastic (sorry...."composite.") Of course, I'd rather just carry a cellphone - imagine... they actually have their own built-in cameras on them! They even have a little lamp, too!

Direct link | Posted on Sep 17, 2013 at 14:58 UTC as 26th comment
On Smartphone Spy Lens allows for stealthy snapshots post (12 comments in total)

Would not a simple hinged, front-surface mirror work as well, and be lots more unobtrusive? Or a tiny prism? (I can see its use, pretending to use the phone as a phone, but aiming in the general direction desired - but not with such a grossly obvious gadget.)

Direct link | Posted on Aug 28, 2013 at 03:59 UTC as 2nd comment

An interesting exercise. The person who did it enjoyed some harmless fun. Other than that......

Direct link | Posted on Aug 19, 2013 at 13:04 UTC as 94th comment
On Old Bridges challenge (5 comments in total)

Poppyyjk 5 days ago asked about your enforcing your "rule" on border and watermark, and you have not responded - meanwhile you have accepted a large number of submittals without them. Thus you have de-facto eliminated that requirement. Will submit a photo without border or watermark.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 25, 2013 at 17:31 UTC as 1st comment
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