alfredo_tomato

alfredo_tomato

Lives in United States KY, United States
Works as a retired
Joined on Mar 2, 2010
About me:

old fart

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On Travel tripods: Comparing 5 aluminum kits article (105 comments in total)

I talked with a Dolica rep about offering a shorter central column/stack.

I made one out of a shortened 1" dowel, a bolt, pvc endcap drilled to accept the bolt, and epoxy to secure the bolt. I had to shave down the dowel to fit the tripod. It works well.

Wood, like Aluminum, will dampen vibrations.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 21, 2014 at 18:45 UTC as 20th comment
On Beyond the ordinary: Tim Dodd's Everyday Astronaut article (102 comments in total)

Funny stuff.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 6, 2014 at 04:31 UTC as 22nd comment
On A look at the Lomography Petzval 85mm F2.2 lens article (163 comments in total)
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RichRMA: Nikon's 85mm f/1.4 $1800 lens has similar issues with deformed blur circles at the edge of the field, but it's not as pronounced as the Lomo. Honestly, unless spherical aberration and that effect are going to be used a lot, you are far better of just spending $300 on a manual Samyang 85mm f/1.4 or one of its variants.
The rack and pinion mechanism could be used on a long lens as well, like 500mm f/8.0 or something.

Yeah, when doubt, f8.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 3, 2014 at 05:01 UTC
On Apple to cease development of Aperture article (423 comments in total)
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alfredo_tomato: I seem to do OK with the combination of iPhoto, GIMP, and LightZone.

Gary, thanks. So they are taking the "i" off and adding some features.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 30, 2014 at 20:22 UTC
On Apple to cease development of Aperture article (423 comments in total)

I seem to do OK with the combination of iPhoto, GIMP, and LightZone.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 28, 2014 at 15:58 UTC as 47th comment | 3 replies
On ISO6400-101_0248 photo in dpreview review samples's photo gallery (3 comments in total)

Wow, the black is black at 6400. nice

Direct link | Posted on Jun 24, 2014 at 15:22 UTC as 1st comment
On Kodak Pixpro S-1 First Impressions Review preview (175 comments in total)
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D1N0: Band wagon product.

I like that Asia will be doing the first real world testing of this camera. If it holds up, then I'd be happy to have it in the US market.

Asia has more potential for growth than the US, so I don't blame them for selling to Asia first.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 24, 2014 at 15:16 UTC

Wonderful photos of a beautiful family.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 14, 2014 at 14:24 UTC as 70th comment
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stepalex: So instead of the 'grip' protruding forward, they made it stick backward thus doubling the camera's thickness? Yup, that's smart.

Find a top view, and hold your hand as if to grip the camera. The design should make more sense then.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 12, 2014 at 21:11 UTC

Little said about speeding up operation, or high ISO performance.

I would love to actually hold the camera to see how it feels in the hand. It appears it might feel good. One hand operation? not sure.

I hope this is a killer camera that is desirable for more than landscape/art photography. I want it to succeed in the market.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 12, 2014 at 14:59 UTC as 31st comment
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alfredo_tomato: Rich, they have a target audience for that device. If they believe their customers are 20 something, then they'd be crazy to show some pot bellied man using the drone to spy on sunbathers at a nearby sorority house.

They are looking for people with disposable income. That pot bellied guy would rather sit in front of his computer.

Direct link | Posted on May 22, 2014 at 00:43 UTC

Rich, they have a target audience for that device. If they believe their customers are 20 something, then they'd be crazy to show some pot bellied man using the drone to spy on sunbathers at a nearby sorority house.

Direct link | Posted on May 13, 2014 at 04:49 UTC as 15th comment | 2 replies
On Lytro announces Illum light field camera article (346 comments in total)
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jaykumarr: Say, you need to take photo of your teeth and send it to dentist on vacation or photo of something else to some other expert, then these 'refocus-able' camera is a boon. I think this is damn good for medical and science fields.

Else, not a great tool for the price.

Law enforcement might find a use.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 22, 2014 at 16:39 UTC
On Lytro announces Illum light field camera article (346 comments in total)

It is a nice looking camera, but not $1,600 nice looking.

I hope it succeeds.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 22, 2014 at 16:38 UTC as 73rd comment
On Mockups emerge of new Olympus OM-D 'OM-G' article (332 comments in total)
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photo perzon: Have you seen zoom lens sizes for FF?

It's a pancake zoom lens.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 2, 2014 at 02:44 UTC
On Behind the shot: 'Louisville in Motion' article (42 comments in total)

Excellent. Made me miss the sights and smells of Louisville.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 27, 2014 at 15:46 UTC as 10th comment
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Retzius: To bad its not an interchangeable lens camera. Sigma's solution in the press release is: "Take all three with you and select as needed for the perfect shot."

Sure Sigma, I'm gonna walk around with all three cameras hanging around my neck...

Still, I like that Sigma keeps trying new things and has bold designs, even if they look like a movie prop.

I'd spring for the GR, then buy an Epm2 for my M43 lenses.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 10, 2014 at 18:55 UTC
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Photato: Interesting design, it makes me grab one to check how it feels.
Hoping it can also captures video.

Now, Sigma being a Lens manufacturer, I wonder how come they haven't made yet an interchangeable lens compact camera.

If you can take off the lens, you can affix a third party lens.

They want to make cameras built for one task, not a Swiss Army knife camera.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 10, 2014 at 16:52 UTC
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Retzius: To bad its not an interchangeable lens camera. Sigma's solution in the press release is: "Take all three with you and select as needed for the perfect shot."

Sure Sigma, I'm gonna walk around with all three cameras hanging around my neck...

Still, I like that Sigma keeps trying new things and has bold designs, even if they look like a movie prop.

19mm left pocket, 30mm around your neck, 60mm in right pocket. Reverse if you write in Hebrew, Arabic, Urdu, or other similar languages. Top to bottom writers have a special three camera ladder harness.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 10, 2014 at 16:41 UTC

I would like to see the focus button in action. I'd like to see how the camera performs at higher ISO's.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 10, 2014 at 16:32 UTC as 140th comment
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