jedinstvo: Last summer I had some photos on a national story and I got 50 calls from picture editors. Not one wanted to pay. They all wanted "to share." I asked every one of them "are you working for free right now?" The problem is there are so many people shooting pictures and they now have the ability to transmit quickly and reliably. So the image that went around the country was from a local fishing boat captain. It wasn't as good as my photos, but it was free. Newspaper management all over the country has decided photographers are dead weight.
Most people crying "change or die" are obviously consumers, not photographers. When the only reason for change is cost effectiveness, then all photo journalists will die at the end - no matter if employed staff or freelancing.
I sometimes read articles about big expensive cars. It never occured - although trolls are on those blogs or newspages too - that someone put a comment on the page saying "bah, Ferrari is crap, a Nissan can do the same thing."
B.t.w.: Thanks to the author for this good how-to-guide.
thewhitehawk: That first picture almost made me spit coffee at the screen with laughter.
In fact it looks pretty nice. It is a spective with a compact sensor instead of an ocular. Those who complain about the mismatch of size are confusing tele-lense with tele-scope. Having a telescope you see things different ;)