Darby

Darby

Lives in United States Central Coast, United States
Works as a Retired
Joined on Jul 27, 2003
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On Sony a6000 First Impressions Review preview (899 comments in total)
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Darby: Before use, get a screen protector.

Received my a6000 yesterday. Attached the Sony shoulder strap and took the camera for a walk to familiarize myself with the controls. After an hour walk, came home to check the images. Sadly, that 1 hour walk resulted in the lower half of the rear-screen being scratched. Apparently from rubbing against my cotton clothing while hanging from my shoulder-strap.

The rear screen is apparently made of a 'soft' plastic.

I agree, and have heavily used a series of DSLR's and pocket cams without any similar results. That's what was shocking. I'm careful with gear. The sweet little Sony screen was a mess with hairline scratches on the lower half after absolutely no harsh treatment. Sony erred with this setup. I still use the camera and, fortunately, rarely use the rear screen.

Direct link | Posted on May 22, 2014 at 00:13 UTC
On Sony a6000 First Impressions Review preview (899 comments in total)

Before use, get a screen protector.

Received my a6000 yesterday. Attached the Sony shoulder strap and took the camera for a walk to familiarize myself with the controls. After an hour walk, came home to check the images. Sadly, that 1 hour walk resulted in the lower half of the rear-screen being scratched. Apparently from rubbing against my cotton clothing while hanging from my shoulder-strap.

The rear screen is apparently made of a 'soft' plastic.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 29, 2014 at 13:43 UTC as 46th comment | 2 replies

Enjoyable images. Thank you for displaying them.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 26, 2014 at 15:06 UTC as 226th comment
On Pentax K-50 real-world and test scene samples article (145 comments in total)
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tommy leong: very NICE
i just love Pentax cameras

Must create the need to buy new stuff.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 27, 2013 at 15:53 UTC
On French newspaper publishes issue with no photos article (208 comments in total)

Pertinent subject. What passes for 'news' has degenerated into a mindless pablum. Certainly, budgets have been tweaked from on high, and those folks assume an audience lacking the will to make noise on the issue. Video news has certainly become a 'reality t.v. show'. It follows that like managers on daily papers & mags will allow a descent into 'snaps' vs. well thought images.

More, that our history will be forgotten, for a while. Some event(s) will no doubt cause the importance of good writing and imagery to resurge.

Until then, just keep hammering away, and fight the urge to lower your standards.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 19, 2013 at 00:49 UTC as 53rd comment

It looks as though my CS6 is my last PS buy. I've used Adobe products since it's beginnings and am disappointed with the decision to 'offer' these subscription schemes. There now exists opportunity for competitors.

Direct link | Posted on May 6, 2013 at 17:43 UTC as 40th comment

After 30+ years as a cop in California I believe that booze, or booze & drugs, is the common denominator in such disfunction & violence. Economics, education, race, age, sex, locale are minor components.

The photographer was making an effort at objectively documenting something that 'innocents' are usually exposed to through exaggerated fiction, or second-hand recounting.

Good insight into the miserable circus.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 2, 2013 at 20:06 UTC as 62nd comment | 4 replies
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Jim in AZ: The ACLU won't tell you is many who follow police around are attempting to put them in some false light or make big bucks when cops encounter some bad guy who won't go peacefully by painting it as police brutality in the press. Their First Amendment claim is also weak sauce:

http://www.federalistblog.us/2008/10/freedom_of_speech_and_of_the_press/

I was a cop for 35 years. I've supported the ACLU for decades. Unfortunately, positions of authority can and do attract folks that like to operate outside the 'rules'. Sadly, the 'system' does not like to bare its' mistakes. That's why advocates are needed.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 10, 2011 at 18:00 UTC
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