PenGun

PenGun

Lives in Canada Coombs BC, Canada
Works as a Retired. Rambler and Photographer
Has a website at carnagepro.com
Joined on May 31, 2013
About me:

Old and in the way.

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On Have Your Say: Best Lens of 2013 article (89 comments in total)

LOL. It is useful, for me anyway, to understand how very little modern photographers know about ... well photography.

Have fun now. ;)

Direct link | Posted on Dec 19, 2013 at 21:16 UTC as 17th comment
On Sony Alpha A7 / A7R preview (2381 comments in total)
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PenGun: Another idiotic review. If you morons could not get sharp pictures because auto focus was off, find someone who can work a camera.

No one who needs 36 MP cares about the grip, or even what it looks like.

Another puff piece.

Umm Oh well. Old style Manfrotto Art 290 Pro. Legs, 11/8" 5/8" 3/4" not quite astronomical but I can haul a small telescope on it.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 19, 2013 at 03:39 UTC
On Sony Alpha A7 / A7R preview (2381 comments in total)
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PenGun: Another idiotic review. If you morons could not get sharp pictures because auto focus was off, find someone who can work a camera.

No one who needs 36 MP cares about the grip, or even what it looks like.

Another puff piece.

Awesome @xgenx

ROTFLMAO

Direct link | Posted on Nov 16, 2013 at 01:06 UTC
On Sony Alpha A7 / A7R preview (2381 comments in total)
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PenGun: Another idiotic review. If you morons could not get sharp pictures because auto focus was off, find someone who can work a camera.

No one who needs 36 MP cares about the grip, or even what it looks like.

Another puff piece.

Oh my poor fool. It hauled a 4x5 for many years. The new Manfrotto line is using the old numbers, they are not even close to what they were.

An Art 290 Pro will easily be sufficient to beat a cougar or even a human to death quite quickly. Then I can set up for pictures of the aftermath. ;)

Direct link | Posted on Nov 15, 2013 at 23:37 UTC
On Sony Alpha A7 / A7R preview (2381 comments in total)
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PenGun: Another idiotic review. If you morons could not get sharp pictures because auto focus was off, find someone who can work a camera.

No one who needs 36 MP cares about the grip, or even what it looks like.

Another puff piece.

"Really? You think all the Nikon D800 users walk around with their cameras permanently mounted on a tripod?"

The ones who know what they are doing, you bet.

If you buy the a7R for handheld point and shoot you bought the wrong camera.

I am tired of people who expect the camera to take pictures for them. Most cameras will do this pretty well but not a high megapixel beast. You are going to have to work to get good images from the a7R. Many will be unable to.

I am having a blast in my mountains and am really looking forward to some serious trekking with an a7R, my Manfrotto 290 Pro aka "The Cougar Swatter" and my new RRS ballhead.

I am ready to rock. ;)

Direct link | Posted on Nov 15, 2013 at 21:46 UTC
On Sony Alpha A7 / A7R preview (2381 comments in total)

Another idiotic review. If you morons could not get sharp pictures because auto focus was off, find someone who can work a camera.

No one who needs 36 MP cares about the grip, or even what it looks like.

Another puff piece.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 15, 2013 at 20:24 UTC as 163rd comment | 13 replies
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Daniel Bliss: A small camera wants a small lens. This one is begging for a really good 35/2.

Look at the Fuji XF lens prices. I paid $900 for my 14mm. An amazing and universally acclaimed piece of glass and it only has to cover APS-C.

Your consumer lens will be terrible on the a7R. Maybe get a 7R if you want to cheap out on the glass.

It goes like this. Leica makes the best lenses available. Zeiss comes in next with some very fine lenses. Then there is everyone else and sometimes some of theirs are as good as the Zeiss, the Fuji XF 14mm and the XF 35mm are good examples. But this rarely happens.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 27, 2013 at 01:38 UTC
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Daniel Bliss: A small camera wants a small lens. This one is begging for a really good 35/2.

You can't hang your average junk lens on the a7R. It will reveal all it's faults.

The 35 2.8 is a steal, as is the 55 1.8. Any used Leica or Zeiss lenses in those ranges are more.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 26, 2013 at 19:27 UTC
On Sony Alpha A7 / A7R preview (2381 comments in total)
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PenGun: We're done. The D800 is gonna get real cheap 2nd hand. I am gonna keep accumulating old Leica lenses. They are magic on my X-E1 and ... hey they are all FF. ;)

The killer hit ... weather sealed!

Oh I'll wait but I shoot pretty well all nature and landscape so I am one of the few who might benefit from all them pixels in rather nice package.

Leica lenses are as good as they come. No problem with adapted lenses there.

I am in no hurry at all. The Fuji X stuff is very nice.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 16, 2013 at 09:05 UTC
On Sony Alpha A7 / A7R preview (2381 comments in total)
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PenGun: We're done. The D800 is gonna get real cheap 2nd hand. I am gonna keep accumulating old Leica lenses. They are magic on my X-E1 and ... hey they are all FF. ;)

The killer hit ... weather sealed!

That's the problem about being invested in a brand.

Now I could sell all my Fuji X stuff and keep my Leica lenses and almost score a 7R.

I'll wait and see but it's a possible path.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 16, 2013 at 08:35 UTC
On Sony Alpha A7 / A7R preview (2381 comments in total)

Has to be the same sensor, well updated perhaps, as the one on the D800. So weather sealed, medium format really, wonderful dynamic range and a grand cheaper. Poor Nikon what a brutal hit.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 16, 2013 at 07:50 UTC as 705th comment | 7 replies
On Sony Alpha A7 / A7R preview (2381 comments in total)

We're done. The D800 is gonna get real cheap 2nd hand. I am gonna keep accumulating old Leica lenses. They are magic on my X-E1 and ... hey they are all FF. ;)

The killer hit ... weather sealed!

Direct link | Posted on Oct 16, 2013 at 07:28 UTC as 714th comment | 4 replies
On Ten things we learned this week article (91 comments in total)
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Clueless Wanderer: Nobody should have duct tape in their bag. When you try to remove it, it either damages what is was sticking to or leaves a horrible goo behind. Considerate photographers use gaffer tape. Its very strong but not as aggressive as Duct tape..

Gorilla Tape. I have maybe 4' wrapped onto one of my tripod legs. Makes a good handle and is very strong stuff.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 13, 2013 at 08:28 UTC
On Olympus OM-D E-M1 Review preview (2143 comments in total)
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PenGun: Makes no sense to me. The Fuji X cameras will just murder it in almost every way and cost less.

RAW, go have a look at my site. It is just fine.

Thin metal ... ROTFLMFAO

Direct link | Posted on Sep 10, 2013 at 20:51 UTC
On Olympus OM-D E-M1 Review preview (2143 comments in total)
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PenGun: Makes no sense to me. The Fuji X cameras will just murder it in almost every way and cost less.

Yeah. I use cameras to take pictures, then I print em'. I've been doing this for nearly 40 years.

Quality is what I need.

I don't need auto focus at all really. I do use it as the Fuji X is very accurate.

I don't use zooms unless I have no choice and I can set up all manner of lighting fired by the X-E1 flash.

Quality is what matters. I know all of photography has become a fashion statement and how the camera looks is all important. As well the camera has to take the pictures 'cause almost noone knows how.

I don't have any of those problems so this little toy is in no way attractive.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 10, 2013 at 20:49 UTC
On Olympus OM-D E-M1 Review preview (2143 comments in total)

Makes no sense to me. The Fuji X cameras will just murder it in almost every way and cost less.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 10, 2013 at 18:43 UTC as 402nd comment | 11 replies
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DELETED88781: X-Trans was a very bad idea!!!!!!

You are a crazy person. They cannot keep anything X on the shelves for long. I have to wait to buy another X-E1 body.

Yeah, one is not enough. ;)

Direct link | Posted on Sep 6, 2013 at 22:54 UTC

An amazing stack of moronic comments.

It's a very fine lens. You will need to learn how to work a camera to use it. You will need to learn how to use a camera well to even come close to what it can do.

That said I will probably not buy this one as the 35mm is just about perfect for what I do. I take pictures of nature. Very seldom is there a person and never a street! ;)

The 14mm is an amazing lens and I am still learning how to use it well. The 60mm is stone deadly and right where I like a lens. I will buy the 55-200mm in a while as well as the 35mm.

I think Fuji was toying with Zeiss and the results are just Fuji ads as the reviews come in.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 5, 2013 at 17:02 UTC as 26th comment
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Glen78: Man, I was really interested in this until I found two things:

1. It costs $200 US! I imagine the manufacturing cost is no more than $20.

2. They do not have a model that fits the SB-700, only SB-800 or SB-900.

For $200 you can get a dedicated ringflash and not have to fool with this contraption. For $50 and compatible with SB-700, D600 and a 105 VR micro I would have bought it.

The very similar Cowboy Studio device goes for $35.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 23, 2013 at 21:30 UTC
On Sony Cyber-shot RX1R Samples Gallery Expanded! article (70 comments in total)
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PenGun: Takes ugly pictures. Lots of the new cameras do. The Sony's are particularly bad.

I'm not sure whether it's the photographer, poor eyesight, or just the processing.

Nothing here even threatens my Fuji X-E1, why is that?

You treat a high end camera like a point and shoot. Do you not understand who will buy a thing like that? Not people like the guy who did the shoot that's for sure.

I was trolling as I know how good that camera is and this is ridiculous. Here ya go:

http://www.luminous-landscape.com/articleImages/Images41/bike-by-thumb.jpg

Direct link | Posted on Aug 22, 2013 at 03:27 UTC
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