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 Panasonic Lumix G 20mm F1.7 ASPH Review preview (4 comments in total)

This is a fine lens. The colors will knock your eyes out.

Yes, AF isn't blazing, but it's fast enough for the type of photography I do. I've been shooting Manual lenses, so I might be sensitive to any lag, no matter how small.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 12, 2014 at 04:36 UTC as 1st comment
On Samsung NX1 real-world sample images article (330 comments in total)

I like the skin tones.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 12, 2014 at 03:28 UTC as 57th comment | 2 replies
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ProfHankD: Not relevant to digital photography and hence not to DPReview. Yet another company trying to distinguish itself by echoing a past that never really was. The irony here is that Land and Polaroid were all about developing new technologies, from instant film to sonar sensors for autofocus. This is just sad.

A toy doesn't need to produce anything more than pleasure. If people want one and enjoys experimenting with it, fine.

If DPREVIEW wants to report on it, that's their right. I have no problem with that.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 10, 2014 at 13:59 UTC
On Canon PowerShot G7 X First Impressions Review preview (954 comments in total)
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Mike FL: One thing that I like Canon S-line and this one as well as Sony RX100s; there is no grip leant from Leica.

If there is a grip, (lot of) people will complain such as too big, too small, too smooth, too rough, wrong shape, looks bad...

Hardly to hear from people (other than very few) complain there is no grip as there is nothing to complain about. If you ever dare to complain, people will say "Leica does not have grip for years".

Interesting, and master is master; the Leica - If you really want a grip, buy one.

If they want a grip and none is available, get some Sugru and make your own. That's how I enhanced the puny grip on my Oly EPM2.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 22, 2014 at 15:47 UTC
On Photokina 2014: Hands-on with Leica X and X-E article (134 comments in total)
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schaki: Cool, Leica X but unfortunately that lens is just too large to make the camera pocketable.
What is it with the Leica X-E that might make a real diference to the X2 ?
Quite likely it is the same 16 mp sensor unless it is a new revision of the same.
Same can be said about the lcd screen unless it have better light-sealing. But with that said I've never seen a X2 IRL so I dunno how that Lcd is to use in sunlight.
Probably the same lens as well if not Leica made a new tweaked up revision of it.

If the camera is in my pocket I'm less likely to use it.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 17, 2014 at 15:12 UTC
On Hands-on with the Pentax K-S1 article (332 comments in total)

This is their answer to the Canon SL1

Direct link | Posted on Aug 28, 2014 at 04:41 UTC as 95th comment
On Photographing Thailand with the Nokia Lumia 1020 article (155 comments in total)
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mm1975: This is not Thailand photographed with a Nokia Lumia 1020 - it a few monkeys photographed in Thailand.

It's their country too. Humans are just another mammal inhabiting the land.

I have gone to a zoo and only photographed the people.

I come from the era of box cameras, these photos remind me of those days, so I got something good out of it. It was like rummaging through a shoebox of old prints from my mom's Hawkeye. It doesn't have to be art to be worthwhile.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 2, 2014 at 15:02 UTC
On Photographing Thailand with the Nokia Lumia 1020 article (155 comments in total)
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Roadrunner123: This is obviously a joke. It this is what Jan Ras thinks Thailand is he really needs to take his head out of his rectum and explore the country. This is beyond pathetic. It is an insult to the country and its citizens to describe taking some monkey shots as 'Thailand photographed'. I thought it would be impossible to get anything worse than What the duck, but no, I was wrong. Can it get any worse than this? Coming next week... London photographed: 10 photos of toilet roll holders from London's railway stations.

I think it is refreshing that he didn't do the typical street photography of the human ape. If there is any failings in technique, it doesn't matter as long as the images were entertaining.

Photography is supposed to be fun, even if you make your living behind the lens. Lighten up.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 2, 2014 at 14:56 UTC
On Travel tripods: Comparing 5 aluminum kits article (107 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 22nd 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 (169 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 (425 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 (425 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 48th 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 (182 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 75th 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
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