cgarrard

cgarrard

Lives in United States Southern, CA, United States
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On Blue Damselfy in the Damselflies, The Dainty Ones #2 challenge (11 comments in total)

This is an excellent photograph. You made a great one here!

Direct link | Posted on Dec 27, 2014 at 05:57 UTC as 7th comment
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star shooter: All those night shots of Earth, no wonder Light Pollution is killing the night skies for stargazers. If an Alien wanted to invade Earth, all they'd have to look for, is a lit-up planet! These shots mean nothing to me. Just a few happy snaps taken by someone being paid to do it.

Hah, wow.

Go on with your bad self.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 24, 2014 at 13:06 UTC
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nowo1978: Ricoh-Pentax should learn a lesson from Fuji! Top-notch cameras but where's the tethering software for the K-3?

I think Fuji learned from Ricoh. If you recall, years back, Ricoh were doing firmware updates to the original GR line adding features galore while other manufacturers were only fixing bugs. Pentax does a pretty good job overall too, historically.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 24, 2014 at 04:26 UTC
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mpgxsvcd: Doesn’t shooting like an Astronaut require going to space? Shouldn’t we be asking about how to become an astronaut instead of how to take pictures in space?

As far as I can tell my camera is going to operate the same in space as it would on Earth. It may be more difficult for me to operate it there because of the weightlessness but the camera should work just the same.

If you read what he said, actually read it... you'd see there are tips and hints for earth based photography.

And I for one would not presume to know how a camera acts in space vs. a gravity based environment- since I've never done it. First thing I thought about is how dust is handled in the camera etc... particles float around everywhere- there's no gravity to pull them down. Don would be the best to comment on that though.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 23, 2014 at 14:41 UTC

On the first day of Christmas, Fuji gave to me.......

A kick ace firmware updaaaaaaaate.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 19, 2014 at 04:33 UTC as 14th comment | 1 reply

I think it takes balls to demand a high price for your work, but when you do it then becomes unattainable. Why that is appealing to the masses is not really a mystery, people want what they can't have, and those that can have it know the ones that can't evny them. It's a version of the law of supply and demand.

Oh by the way, my Trabuco Canyon Tree photo is now selling for $28,000.00. Limited to 10 signed and numbered copies only.

Carl

http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-TKDwxoaFi2o/Ua1ey1U4szI/AAAAAAAADxQ/SBGYarfRYZA/s1600/trabuco-canyon-tree.jpg

Direct link | Posted on Dec 16, 2014 at 03:37 UTC as 20th comment
On Sony Alpha 77 II firmware update improves AF speed article (153 comments in total)

Nice! Now that's a fw update ;)

Direct link | Posted on Dec 13, 2014 at 01:54 UTC as 36th comment | 5 replies
On Leica M9 users report sensor corrosion issue article (379 comments in total)
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RStyga: That serves them right, they needed that bit of humility, arrogant dinosaurs... I'm happy to hear, now, all those Leica fanatics telling me how superior Leica cameras are in terms of build quality, once more...

The problem is that you think your word is reason and everyone else's isn't. I think everyone understands your opinion by now. The horse is a bit beyond identification now.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 10, 2014 at 23:26 UTC
On Leica M9 users report sensor corrosion issue article (379 comments in total)
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RStyga: That serves them right, they needed that bit of humility, arrogant dinosaurs... I'm happy to hear, now, all those Leica fanatics telling me how superior Leica cameras are in terms of build quality, once more...

I'm not a leica shooter and I think you're full of hot air, personally. Let it out and get out and shoot more. :)

Direct link | Posted on Dec 10, 2014 at 04:20 UTC
On Leica M9 users report sensor corrosion issue article (379 comments in total)
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qwertyasdf: Didn't know people actually take pictures with their Leicas...

Yes have a look at the images "made" by Leica users, on average you may find higher quality pics posted.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 10, 2014 at 04:18 UTC
On Leica M9 users report sensor corrosion issue article (379 comments in total)
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boarderphreak: Always fun to watch the Leica bashers crawl out of the woodwork. Because you know, this has *never* happened to any other manufacturer. Sh*t happens. The real test is how the respective company deals with it. And deal with it they will (check back tomorrow).

I don't think its that simple. Everyone has their own reasons for buying or not buying a Leica product.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 10, 2014 at 04:17 UTC
On Leica M9 users report sensor corrosion issue article (379 comments in total)
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Photoman: Cheaper to buy a new or second hand Sony A7 camera to use your Leica lenses, as the M9's are going to lose value in the second hand market now.

I doubt that, highly. Lets revisit this conversation in a couple years, bet I'm right :).

Direct link | Posted on Dec 10, 2014 at 04:16 UTC
On Leica M9 users report sensor corrosion issue article (379 comments in total)

Sounds like Leica stands behind its consumers, sometimes, paying more for something pays off :). Then again, I haven't heard of this issue with any other manufacturer who's products cost a lot less.

I digress?

Direct link | Posted on Dec 10, 2014 at 04:15 UTC as 78th comment | 4 replies
On Behind the Shot: Dali's Dream article (101 comments in total)
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Prairie Pal: Or you could move a few inches to your right to block the sun, take one shot, and add the star in PS.

Or not.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 8, 2014 at 07:47 UTC
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dougster1979: Rumors are for rumor sites, you can do better!

It happens to be a very credible rumor site, historically.

Edit: In case you don't know what I mean by that, it means that when he reports credible sources, most of the time, its the truth.

On rumor sites in general, the good ones, I think they ought to change the name to credible leak websites, not rumor sites. Seems like humanity forgot the value of keeping a secret these days- but alas, the world we live in. Sad.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 5, 2014 at 14:25 UTC
On High-end pocketable compacts 2013 roundup article (264 comments in total)
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Karroly: From your review :
"if you need one (an EVF...), then the LF1 is the camera for you but, if it's just a feature you'd quite like to have, the decision is less clear-cut "

I would have concluded exactly the opposite. If you NEED a viewfinder then you need a large, clear, sharp, easy to use one, so look for another camera. If you just use it occasionally (in bright sun, or to reduce camera shake when required), then this one is OK...

Lolopasstrail- Heavily exaggerating the discussion here. If you read my comments I gave praise to Pana for having the guts to include one, but the simple fact of the matter is that the LF1 is a let down when actually using it.

JPSA- I'm using the Canon G16/Ricoh GR (with QV-2 finder) right now. Always open for changing compacts though so long as they work in real life as good as they promise on paper :).

Direct link | Posted on Nov 27, 2014 at 17:35 UTC
On High-end pocketable compacts 2013 roundup article (264 comments in total)
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Karroly: From your review :
"if you need one (an EVF...), then the LF1 is the camera for you but, if it's just a feature you'd quite like to have, the decision is less clear-cut "

I would have concluded exactly the opposite. If you NEED a viewfinder then you need a large, clear, sharp, easy to use one, so look for another camera. If you just use it occasionally (in bright sun, or to reduce camera shake when required), then this one is OK...

Yes by all admission it is adequate - it works, I was just surprised at the optics they used in front of it. I think Pana could have and should have done a better job with the EVF. Maybe the LF2 will have a better one.

On paper that was compact I wanted to like, but the lack of control of Jpeg output, the evf, and other issues I found (forget them now) made me move on. We all have different tastes of course and I can see some users liking the LF1 for sure. Wasn't for me.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 27, 2014 at 10:57 UTC
On High-end pocketable compacts 2013 roundup article (264 comments in total)
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Karroly: From your review :
"if you need one (an EVF...), then the LF1 is the camera for you but, if it's just a feature you'd quite like to have, the decision is less clear-cut "

I would have concluded exactly the opposite. If you NEED a viewfinder then you need a large, clear, sharp, easy to use one, so look for another camera. If you just use it occasionally (in bright sun, or to reduce camera shake when required), then this one is OK...

Lack of the ability to change Jpeg settings (sharpness contrast nr etc)., the evf I mentioned, and there were others too. It was a frustrating camera and I sent it back. For an enthusiast grade camera, it was a let down. The Jpeg engine was horrible too, be one thing if the Jpegs were good, but they weren't.

Adding on edit: There was no indication from Panasonic that the camera didn't have the ability to make basic adjustment of Jpeg output- that to me is an intentionally hidden deficiency.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 27, 2014 at 10:43 UTC
On Real-world test: Going pro with the Samsung NX1 article (356 comments in total)

Well done DPR. Nice to see progressive development of this site in motion. ;)

Direct link | Posted on Nov 27, 2014 at 08:22 UTC as 92nd comment
On Real-world test: Going pro with the Samsung NX1 article (356 comments in total)
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Prairie Pal: A little on the macabre side. I hope that you intend on doing a few more of these with the Samsung NX1, working in sunny sky and portrait studio.

I loved the story personally. Makes me realize how easy my human life is in comparison- although arguably, metaphorically speaking, all life forms are swimming towards their death. :)

Direct link | Posted on Nov 27, 2014 at 08:20 UTC
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