Valen305

Valen305

Joined on Jul 21, 2012

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On Inside RA001: World's first Boeing 747 'Jumbo Jet' article (126 comments in total)
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///M: complete with ashtray

Incredible that smoking was ever allowed inside an aircraft. At what point did the FAA weigh the risks against the benefits and deem it a good idea? Just...wow.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 5, 2014 at 15:23 UTC
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Valen305: Bargain! My cat photos will look so detailed...

...and after I'm done pixel peeping, I'll post them to Instagram. Prints you say? Mmmmeh.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 2, 2014 at 22:12 UTC
On Zeiss launches Loxia full frame lenses for Sony E-mount article (269 comments in total)

I just saw the sample images on Flickr. I'm not impressed by the bokeh. It looks rather agitated. I'll stick with the ZA 35mm F2.8 FE for now. Contrary to everything I read before purchasing it, it is truly excellent!

Direct link | Posted on Sep 2, 2014 at 22:07 UTC as 57th comment

Bargain! My cat photos will look so detailed...

Direct link | Posted on Aug 31, 2014 at 04:15 UTC as 6th comment | 8 replies
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Valen305: Insightful interview, but the explanation for the odd design of the Quattro makes no sense whatsoever. How does that body resemble a dslr? ...wait, let me smoke some crack... oh, now I see it.

Leonard, I hold the camera with one hand gripping the lends and the other gripping the body no matter what I shoot. Where he lost me is when he said that you'd hold it like a dslr, because the Quattro doesn't have a built in viewfinder! Do you get it now?

Direct link | Posted on Feb 16, 2014 at 17:57 UTC

Insightful interview, but the explanation for the odd design of the Quattro makes no sense whatsoever. How does that body resemble a dslr? ...wait, let me smoke some crack... oh, now I see it.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 16, 2014 at 10:26 UTC as 60th comment | 9 replies
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atamola: Finally!!!! Yes!!!! yes!!!!

28-35-50 sync 1/4000 yeessssss!

"...she's all I'll ever need..."

This is great!

The sync speed is a big selling point. There are some shots that are just not possible with a max flash sync of 1/250s. Think freezing athlete in action when mixing flash with ambient.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 14, 2014 at 19:27 UTC
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Valen305: Aside from a handful of dentists, who will buy this?

This camera is so pointless. Professionals know better than to buy this over the a99, and consumers can’t afford it. Instead of partnering with Hasselblad to produce rebranded gear, Sony should develop their own mirrorless MF camera with Zeiss glass to compete with Hasselblad.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 4, 2014 at 08:01 UTC

Aside from a handful of dentists, who will buy this?

Direct link | Posted on Feb 4, 2014 at 07:58 UTC as 141st comment | 2 replies
On Sony A3000 preview (677 comments in total)

E-mount? Might as well get an NEX body that is more compact and lightweight!

Sony is likely targeting first time dslr buyers who will see this as a compelling alternative to a Canon Rebel. But we know better than that, right guys?

Direct link | Posted on Aug 30, 2013 at 03:02 UTC as 44th comment | 3 replies
On Sony A3000 preview (677 comments in total)
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rfsIII: I fail to see how this is any sense a bad camera. Lens makers long ago perfected the 18-55 lens, and there's an APS-C sensor, it's the Brownie Hawkeye of mirrorless cameras. Why the hate?

It would also make a great stunt cam for times when you don't want to risk your A900 and for hiking it would be wonderful.

I give up.

Because it has an E-mount. Might as well get an NEX that is more compact and lighter. The average consumer will be impressed by it, however.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 30, 2013 at 02:53 UTC
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SushiEater: I think it is stupid idea to begin with.
1. Loss of light.
2. Since it uses your flash and power (since there is loss of light you would not be able to take as many flashes) what is the point.
3. For 1/2 the price (and this is expensive version, there are other much cheaper versions) why not get
MRC-232 LED Ring Adjustable Hotshoe Light Video Lighting Lamp 6000K for DSLR
from Ebay?
It uses Sony battery included (cheaper versions use AA just like your flash), allows to use it as video light, adjustable light too.
Some versions can be used as flash or video.

an LED video light? Awsome! I just have to crank the ISO up to 125,000 and shoot wide open at F1.4.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 25, 2013 at 14:26 UTC
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Bjorn_L: Ring flash = poor photos. They obliterate shadows and create very boring flat photos. Also the quality and usefulness of a device like this seems VERY suspect.

Some of my best shots have been taken using this contraption. *hint - you don't necessarily have to use it as the main light. Don't have an assistant to hold a reflector for fill light? You're welcome.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 25, 2013 at 14:23 UTC
On Classic lines when clients want you to work for free article (141 comments in total)

My favorite line is "Hey, you're invited to the party...can you bring your camera and take a few photos?". So I say "Of course!", but show up without my DSLR camera, eat all their food and drink like a sailor. When they ask "where's your camera?" I pull out my iphone - "Oh, you wanted me to bring my professional camera? I only use that dreadful heavy thing for paid gigs."

Direct link | Posted on Jun 6, 2013 at 02:08 UTC as 57th comment | 2 replies
On Classic lines when clients want you to work for free article (141 comments in total)

The only time I work for free is for portfolio shoots where no one is getting paid. Beware of modeling agencies that are unscrupulous and will send you "New Talent" for photos, when in fact they're sending you paying customers that aspire to be models. Wont fall for that again unless I get my cut.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 6, 2013 at 01:57 UTC as 58th comment
On Classic lines when clients want you to work for free article (141 comments in total)
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(unknown member): Harlan Ellison Pretty much sums this up here.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mj5IV23g-fE

Yes! Classic interview. "I don't take a p*ss without getting paid" haha.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 6, 2013 at 01:55 UTC

What? No duck face?

Direct link | Posted on Nov 3, 2012 at 02:46 UTC as 47th comment
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wutsurstyle: I like how the tire tread marks make no sense at all.. looks like the curiosity is a bit lost (no road map eh?) or taking ballroom lessons on Mars (okay lead with foot number 6..oops).

Maybe its using apple maps! lol

Direct link | Posted on Nov 3, 2012 at 02:45 UTC
On Photokina 2012: Interview - Stephan Schulz of Leica article (221 comments in total)

In order for this Leica to be competitive in commercial photography, which is what its aimed at, it will need to have a better tethered shooting solution - USB doesn't cut it at those file sizes, plus the cable is too short. Leica can dismiss the D800 as much as they like, but for a working professional right now, this camera is nowhere near as useful as a Hasselblad coupled with Phocus, or FF DSLR with Lightroom or C1. In commercial photography instant image approval is expected by the clients and creative directors. Then there's the issue of availability. How many rental houses carry this?

Direct link | Posted on Sep 22, 2012 at 06:19 UTC as 33rd comment | 1 reply
On Hasselblad responds to Lunar criticisms article (628 comments in total)

This camera reminds me of the Aston Martin Cygnet, which is basically a Scion IQ dressed up in wood and carbon fiber. If they were launching this with a whole new line of Hasselblad lenses, it would make sense - but seems they're not, so its pointless.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 19, 2012 at 22:05 UTC as 257th comment | 1 reply
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