webrunner5

webrunner5

Lives in United States Oxford, OH, United States
Works as a Retired
Joined on Feb 23, 2007
About me:

I have an Nikon D2X, Panasonic GF1, 20 1.7, Canon 5D MK II, 5D, Canon 20D, 80-210mm 2.8, Sigma DP2 Merrill, Sigma DP1, Sigma SD14 with a 18-50MM 2.8 EX Macro lens, and a 70-300MM Sigma. A Fuji F20.

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Aroart: All negative commenters are losers. It's simple , this will be better than the last and there will be better in years to come. Haters need to get a life...

These are just a Galaxy note 2 and a Samsung 4. Wow, big breakthrough.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 10, 2014 at 15:16 UTC
On WRC World Rally Championship in the Extreme sports photography challenge (7 comments in total)

I bet they need a new air filter after that race!

Direct link | Posted on Aug 22, 2014 at 12:57 UTC as 5th comment
On Control Room With Supplies in the Old Store Room challenge (11 comments in total)

Control room for what??

Direct link | Posted on Aug 22, 2014 at 12:55 UTC as 3rd comment | 1 reply

Like anyone that owns one can't afford to have insurance on it or even takes it out to take a picture. Silly, just silly.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 22, 2014 at 12:53 UTC as 42nd comment

Wow, The Sony 7s really has a nice look to it on the comparisons. Pretty had to beat large pixels. That is why I still have my original Canon 5D.

The GH4 looks sort of like early Nikon cameras. Pretty much needs a lot of sharping to get it up to snuff. The 7s almost looks Sigma like. Well done Sony.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 7, 2014 at 18:13 UTC as 93rd comment | 2 replies

Pretty amazing how long the plane looks on shot 11. Never flew on one, but I know they are a very large aircraft with a great track record.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 28, 2014 at 14:54 UTC as 18th comment
On Leica T (Typ 701) First Impressions Review preview (2300 comments in total)
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Will Taylor73: God Leica are tedious! They bring out these hyped-up 2nd rate cameras and the mindless Leica fan-bois come out in droves to clap their hands and congratulate a dying company on it's paltry efforts to make itself relevant. Leica are simply irrelevant to modern photography. When I see someone with a digital Leica I know (from experience and making an effort to chat to these folks) that they are cashed-up pretenders who care far more about the credence the brand 'lends' their photography than just about anything else. Let Leica dye I say.

Did you read Andy Westlake's review? I am 67 years old. I have had Leica cameras and HAD 3,000 dollar hookers that is how I know. Some people have been around the block a few times and can afford to do it. Sorry.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 24, 2014 at 02:01 UTC
On Leica T (Typ 701) First Impressions Review preview (2300 comments in total)
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Will Taylor73: God Leica are tedious! They bring out these hyped-up 2nd rate cameras and the mindless Leica fan-bois come out in droves to clap their hands and congratulate a dying company on it's paltry efforts to make itself relevant. Leica are simply irrelevant to modern photography. When I see someone with a digital Leica I know (from experience and making an effort to chat to these folks) that they are cashed-up pretenders who care far more about the credence the brand 'lends' their photography than just about anything else. Let Leica dye I say.

I have owned Leica film cameras in the past, and they where like jewels. Expensive jewels but none the less really nice film cameras. Now they seem to me to have become like 3,000 dollar a night Hookers in Las Vegas. Like really pretty good but "really"

Direct link | Posted on Jul 22, 2014 at 20:08 UTC
On Nikon 1 V3 stock shortage prompts official apology article (289 comments in total)

Yeah, I bet at 1200 bucks they can not keep then in stock. Sure thing.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 8, 2014 at 02:23 UTC as 92nd comment
On Canon and Microsoft sign patent agreement post (73 comments in total)
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S B McCue: Well, I guess there won't be another Canon in my future. I like things that actually do what they're supposed to do without my having to "screwdriver" them. I've never run across any MS product that didn't require substantial "tweaking" ...

Good god man. 90% of every computer in the world nearly runs on Microsoft software. I think they have done pretty well in the past and will do so with or without you in the future.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 4, 2014 at 02:15 UTC

I still have my original Canon 5D, 12mp and all, that made me a lot of money doing weddings, and making a LOT of brides happy. If you want to take a wedding of a women with a 36mp or more camera have at it.

But I can see if you are into landscape or fine art photography have at it. I can not deny if I had a camera years ago that could shoot at 6400 iso I would have been a happy camper. There was a reason that people made flashes lol years ago. Not the most becoming to a bride also. So this just proves , just like it was years ago, no ONE camera can do it all if you want to make a living out of it. And not even as a hobby if you have the money to make it happen. So study up from shots from the past, which now like look they were taken with dinosaur cameras, and enjoy the outcome. It can be a VERY rewarding hobby or profession.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 22, 2014 at 18:05 UTC as 99th comment
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Dave Luttmann: Equivalent to 39mp....same nonsense from Sigma with inflated rez numbers.

I have always thought my Sigma cameras were really good at B&W. And now with the newest software, gimpy sort of as it is, they have a lot better engine in it to make them even better at B&W, so they are kind of hard to beat if your are into that kind of photography.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 15, 2014 at 14:07 UTC
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E_Nielsen: I have the original DP2 Merrill and absolutely love it. There is nothing short of a high-end DSLR that I would even consider to replace it, and even then, the bulk of a DSLR would be a problem.
The improvements in the new DP2 Quattro sound terrific, but I'm not sold on the shape of the body, as I need something compact and easy to carry. 'Would like to get one in my hands to see if the new form factor is less of a problem than it looks.

They "say" it is not much bigger than a DP2 Merill. But they said that about the DP2 Merrill not being much bigger than the original DP2. When I bought my original DP1 I was amazed how small it was. When I bought my DP2 Merrill I was amazed how much bigger it had gotten.

Reading dimension numbers is sort of deceiving. Not like holding someting in your hand in the flesh.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 15, 2014 at 13:59 UTC
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Dave Luttmann: Equivalent to 39mp....same nonsense from Sigma with inflated rez numbers.

I always have this link in favorites. http://www.luminous-landscape.com/reviews/cameras/sigma_dp2m_review.shtml You look down at the bottom half of the article and you can come back on here and still believe your statement, you need yours eyes checked. And I respect your posts over the years you have been on here, and I know you know about photography.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 13, 2014 at 16:18 UTC
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Dave Luttmann: Equivalent to 39mp....same nonsense from Sigma with inflated rez numbers.

I can sort of agree with that statement. But I own a lot of cameras and if you ever had a Foveon based camera you can NEVER really be as impressed with the sharpness I guess I will describe them. The DP2 Merrill I have can be scary sharp at times. You do NOT want to take a closeup of your girlfriend, wife or mother with it. It shows up every imperfection there is.

That is why I still have my Canon 5D. Fabulous camera for Portraits, Weddings. But my original Sigma DP1, which I still have, will out do it detail wise. Once you own one you are sort of hooked.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 13, 2014 at 15:28 UTC

I am a big fan of Sigmas. I have 2 of them now. But I am afraid this is going to be another quirky camera that if you HAVE to get the shot good luck. When they work they are amazing and when they don't, which is often, you just want to go back to "normal" camera. I am on the fence buying one. Time will tell I guess.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 13, 2014 at 14:37 UTC as 6th comment
On DxOMark Mobile report: Samsung Galaxy S5 post (79 comments in total)
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MistyFog: Pretty much any direct camera comparison involving the S5, Z2 and 1020 have shown that the 1020 wins by a significant margin.

To fix a particular result, DxOMark understands that they must evaluate each product separately and avoid any direct comparison. That way, they can pretty much assign any score in any way they like.

I must tip my hat off for DxOMark. Incredible PR skills in promoting inferior products. Amazing ability to play with words with some fancy charts and terminologies thrown in. Would have done very well in politics indeed.

The 1020 is an impressive cellphone camera wise. But its new lens design compared to the old 808 is just terrible on the edges. They have went backwards, but I can see why because people where probably turned off by the bulge on the back of the 808. Not that the 1020 is slim!

Direct link | Posted on Jun 13, 2014 at 14:16 UTC
On Hands-on with the Panasonic Lumix FZ1000 article (102 comments in total)
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Andrew Butterfield: I like everything about it except for the hilarious hugeness, which would be a dealbreaker for me. Damn the laws of optics.

You bring up some good points. Probably both right!

Direct link | Posted on Jun 13, 2014 at 14:10 UTC
On Hands-on with the Panasonic Lumix FZ1000 article (102 comments in total)
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Andrew Butterfield: I like everything about it except for the hilarious hugeness, which would be a dealbreaker for me. Damn the laws of optics.

Yes, it looks to be bigger than I would have thought from Panny in this day and age. Looks like a nice camera but like I said elsewhere on this site I still think it is too expensive to talk a lot of wives into lol.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 12, 2014 at 13:42 UTC
On 2011 Corvette in the -Made in America- (Full Colours Only) challenge (4 comments in total)

Wow, car envy. Well done. Plus looks like a beautiful setting.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 12, 2014 at 13:12 UTC as 2nd comment
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