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 20D, 80-210mm 2.8, Sigma SD14 with a 18-50MM 2.8 EX Macro lens, and a 70-300MM Sigma. A Fuji F20. Working on a few more toys when money premits.

Don

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Anyone else notice how close to the front edge the Film Plane indicator is located??

Direct link | Posted on Feb 10, 2014 at 14:10 UTC as 176th comment | 1 reply
On 2014 Sony World Photography Awards finalists revealed news story (66 comments in total)

#8 is just crazy. That is a LOT of portable bridges.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 9, 2014 at 14:47 UTC as 8th comment
On Humans of New York: Behind the scenes with Brandon Stanton news story (64 comments in total)

I envy his ability to just go up to someone and make it happen. I sort of do the sneak and shoot thingy lol. Great gift he has.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 9, 2014 at 14:44 UTC as 20th comment
On SmugMug Films: Pulse-pounding aerial photography news story (33 comments in total)

Now that would be a job you would look forward to getting up in the morning to do!

Direct link | Posted on Feb 2, 2014 at 13:54 UTC as 19th comment
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Richt2000: Paired with the A7r it is exceptional.

I haven't been this as over the moon with a camera/lens combo since that day in September 2005 when I got my Canon 5Di and 24-105 L kit.

I still have a Canon 5Di and 24-105 L. And it still gets the job done. A pretty darn good combo.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 1, 2014 at 01:14 UTC
On Russian Mother captures atmospheric photos of sons on farm news story (591 comments in total)
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Everlast66: Canon advertising?

I have a Canon 5D, and yeah they are still that good to this day and age. I have found nothing really better for any money for the average Joe Blow to buy. And on paper a 5D is better than a 5DII for people pictures. Just like the Nikon D700 is still a great camera. Large photo sites on a sensor do make a difference.

And I really don't think Canon had anything to do with these. I bet he believes in UFO's

Direct link | Posted on Jan 26, 2014 at 16:45 UTC
On Russian Mother captures atmospheric photos of sons on farm news story (591 comments in total)
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Snaaks: Nice Photoshop-promo. Well done. I like the pics a lot. Amazing effects you get when you enlarge the dog or shrink the kid.

Do you have ANY clue how big a male Saint Bernard dog is?? Apparently not.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 26, 2014 at 16:17 UTC
On Using third-party lenses on Sony Cyber-shot a7 / a7R article (469 comments in total)
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Astrophotographer 10: A surprisnigly negative review. The reviewer clearly is biased against Sony. The excellent manual focusing ability of this camera - the best out there - is suddenly no good.
Not my experience at all.
Who tests an A7/r with junk legacy lense as well???
How about the beautiful Zeiss, Contax g, Contax Yashica, Canon FD, Nikon AIS, Leica R lenses. The images posted from these are stunning.

Noone in their right mind is going to use a 17mm Vivitar which is a lens unsuited to this camera which the reviewer obviously does not know.
A hatchet job of reviewing.

Greg.

Yeah, Vivitar lens are just total junk from that era. 30 bucks or not.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 21, 2014 at 22:50 UTC

Wow, If I was young that sounds like a great idea. One of the "Bucket List" thingy's.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 20, 2014 at 20:51 UTC as 19th comment
On Tamas Dezso offers glimpse into post-Communist Romania news story (238 comments in total)

I dated a women from Latvia for about 6 months. She had lots of pictures of decay that looked a LOT like those above. You think we have it bad here about closed factories and the like.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 19, 2014 at 09:54 UTC as 85th comment

I looked it up. A booth at the CES show is north of $150,000.00. Link http://www.inc.com/ilya-pozin/what-it-costs-to-exhibit-at-ces.html

Interesting read.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 10, 2014 at 17:07 UTC as 18th comment
On Nikon unveils D3300 with new sensor, processor and kit lens news story (200 comments in total)
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nicolaiecostel: First of all, this is a great entry level camera. Imagine the IQ you can get with that Sony 24 MP with no low pass. Incredible ..
Also, 5 FPS at 24 MP in a 500$ camera ? Jeez ! My D700 does 5.5 at 12 MP and the standard battery. This really puts things into perspective.
Stop requesting higher end features like dedicated ISO buttons, focus motors (what screw driven lenses you would need nowadays anyway ?!), there are higher end bodies for that ..
This is a camera dedicated to soccer moms everywhere, and newbies, and for that purpose, it will be great value.
I have owned the D3100 and while it might not be the greatest camera ever, coupled with the 50 1.4G it gave me some stunning images. Whenever your picture suck, take into consideration the following:
1. Personal skill
2. Light and lighting
3. Lens used
4. Digital processing
Yeah, I also saw that guy dismissing this because the 1Dx, ridiculous stuff people say on the internet !!

It might not be a Sony sensor.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 7, 2014 at 12:17 UTC
On Nikon announces development of D4S professional 'HD-SLR' news story (149 comments in total)
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new boyz: Nikon version of 1Dc. A bit late, don't you think?

It says HD. That has to have something to do with Video. 4K probably.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 7, 2014 at 12:06 UTC
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greypixelz: I don't get why so many are voting for the X100s. It is essentially just an incremental improvement from the X100. At the same time, why the Sigma 18-35mm, a truly innovative and ground-breaking lens, is getting so few votes beats me. That lens is truly singular. If something similar was to be release by Canikon, the fanboys would have wrote hefty eulogies about it. Gotta commend Sigma for taking it to next level!
p.s. I personally voted for the K-3 as it is a truly photographic tool in every which way you look at it.

It still is not GOOD enough for focusing. Big flaw for a high dollar, sort of Pro camera.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 4, 2014 at 05:28 UTC
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SeansPics: I voted for the Oly, out of all the ones there, it's the only one I would personally buy if I were to switch brands.

Same.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 4, 2014 at 05:24 UTC
On DPReview Gear of the Year: Canon Rebel SL1 / EOS 100D article (269 comments in total)

Is it just me but I don't see even one picture in the samples that are REALLY in focus and none that have what I call PoP.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 11, 2013 at 15:02 UTC as 45th comment | 2 replies
On Lightstrap is a ring flash for your iPhone post (9 comments in total)

I think its great. Will be getting one. Well done DPR for this find.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 9, 2013 at 09:29 UTC as 2nd comment
On New anamorphic adapter lens for iPhone 5/5S post (37 comments in total)

Not much love here. But I think it is pretty darn neat. iPhones take better video than you think. Hey you have a phone with you all the time. Why not have a little pouch with a few adapters in it. Beats carrying a phone and a camera. It is the future like it or not.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 3, 2013 at 14:53 UTC as 17th comment | 1 reply
On DPReview Gear of the Year Part 3: Olympus OM-D E-M1 article (396 comments in total)
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(unknown member): nothing says dull, flat and lifeless quite like an M4/3rds camera

I agree. I don't think I have ever seen a "Oh WoW" photo from one. And I even owned a GF1. It was nice but not great.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 29, 2013 at 18:32 UTC
On In Photos: Family business documented shipwrecks news story (31 comments in total)

Wow, neat. As a old sailor I enjoyed them. Scary stuff, the sea.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 18, 2013 at 12:07 UTC as 17th comment
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