Combat By Design

Combat By Design

Lives in United States Lowell, MA, United States
Works as a Graphic Designer/Artist
Has a website at kbyers365.blogspot.com
Joined on May 15, 2013
About me:

I was born and raised in Massachusetts, and married a girl from my home town of Dracut, MA. I'm a graphic artist by trade, with a passion for snowboarding, photography, music, and adventures. I'd love to move to the Rocky Mountains, so my plan is to take my wife there so she'll fall in love and never want to leave. I'd love a career as a nature and wildlife photographer so I have an excuse and the means to travel the world and photograph different animals in their natural state, so that's what I'm working toward and what my blog is all about. Right now I work as a graphic artist at a promotional company in Lowell, MA and am involved in the positive living project known as Love Ya Lifestyle - http://loveyalifestyle.tumblr.com/ - I'm available for both graphic design, and photography work, so feel free to send an e-mail if you're curious about pricing and availability. Or you can just chat me up. I like a good conversation: combat.by.design@gmail.com

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On Price released for Brikk's 24k gold Nikon Df article (389 comments in total)
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AV Janus: So all in all you bay 42.000 for service disassembly, cleaning, some polishing and for less than 1g or $40 worth of gold. Those are some margins! :-)

That is some business plan! Must be that top bank managers are doing the polishing and plating for that kind of work price!

And they plan on making "just" 77 of them LOL!
Why did't I think of that!

Apparently you can polish $h!t and sell it as gold (in not so many words)...

Direct link | Posted on Oct 31, 2014 at 20:29 UTC
On Price released for Brikk's 24k gold Nikon Df article (389 comments in total)
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Psychic1: It's way too pretentious for a NYC mugger.

This is way too pretentious for......

wait...no... that's it... it's just way too pretentious.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 31, 2014 at 20:27 UTC
On Price released for Brikk's 24k gold Nikon Df article (389 comments in total)
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jkoch2: Hasselblad's comeuppance. Its next Lunar edition should have a capsule of real moon dust embedded atop the viewfinder.

The effective price might be only 60% of the list price, if tax authorities in some places permit deduction of camera cost as a business expense, which might not apply to jewelry. Or, if the state accountants report the charge as related to "national defense," auditors will look the other way or assume that the high costs reflects some mysterious power.

Does it come with a gold-plated SDHC card? Could be a deal-breaker.

It doesn't come with a gold plated charger, with solid gold conduits OR a gold transfer cable with diamond encrusted tip-grips.

Deal already been broken... I'm gon' go get my Michael Kors camera now...

Direct link | Posted on Oct 31, 2014 at 20:24 UTC
On Price released for Brikk's 24k gold Nikon Df article (389 comments in total)

oh the huge manatee...

Direct link | Posted on Oct 31, 2014 at 20:22 UTC as 57th comment
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Phenixburn: I can see this product gathering dust on my shelf after a few days. Pass.

Yeah...unless you're shooting huge festivals and the promoters are specifically looking for that type of thing, or you can definitely cash in on the unique bit.... I don't see it being much use...

Direct link | Posted on Oct 28, 2014 at 18:11 UTC
On Travel tripods: 5 carbon fiber kits reviewed article (85 comments in total)
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perrycas: I dont understand the noise about some of these big names And their big prices. I have a trioppo carbon fibre - a copy of the gitzo i think at a fraction of the cost. I also have an aluminium 4 leg section cheap about the same weight.
A weighted bag is necessary with all of them regardless of price In terms of stability? Unless you get something like my old Linhof.

Funny... I bought a Promaster that has almost the exact same specs (The Promaster is 14" Folded, sans-head and a pound lighter sans-head AND has a round level...oooohhh aaaahhh) as the MeFoto GlobeTrotter that costs about $100 less... that gives you room for a nice head of your choice, with the potential to stay well under their $370 price tag...

I ended up buying it on sale with a Gimbal head, and got it for $300... had it not been on sale the whole package would have been only $450...

the 'proper' brand will get you every time....

Direct link | Posted on Oct 27, 2014 at 20:22 UTC
On 'See Impossible': Canon counts down to... something. article (1669 comments in total)
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Chris Yates: It's DPReview that's misleading us. The title of the post should be:

'See Impossible': Canon counts down to... Nothing.

Quite the norm for Canon. In fact I'd be disappointed if they came up with something exciting. :P Come on bring the Canon back from 1987.

@dave No. Those are in short supply where I live... as is a decent Nikon.

And the only people around here/the places I've traveled that have their eyeballs fixed on Sony have no idea what they're doing or talking about... and they're looking at Mirrorless... which I specifically excluded.

Also... if you look at the specs vs price point...

Direct link | Posted on Oct 9, 2014 at 13:54 UTC
On 'See Impossible': Canon counts down to... something. article (1669 comments in total)
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Chris Yates: It's DPReview that's misleading us. The title of the post should be:

'See Impossible': Canon counts down to... Nothing.

Quite the norm for Canon. In fact I'd be disappointed if they came up with something exciting. :P Come on bring the Canon back from 1987.

Sadly, they're so far ahead of the game as far as professional and consumer equipment goes (mirrorless aside), in the US Anyway...that they don't have to be the Canon from 87.... :(

Direct link | Posted on Oct 8, 2014 at 14:32 UTC
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boogieboogie: So that's £400 for the camera that cost £200 to make and £800 for the purse that cost £10 to make. Go figure.

I agree that 1K for a bag is absurd. I'm having a difficult time paying 500 for one that will protect my 2k plus worth of gear... but unfortunately there are designers out there that charge well over that and their 'used' bags go for more than 1K...

And don't worry. I won't tell your wife.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 3, 2014 at 18:21 UTC
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T3: Well, it's good to see that Canon is FINALLY getting serious about purses! Forget about all the other things me might wish Canon to do...at least they are really getting serious about purses now!

I understand very well how humor works. But you've been slamnming a GREAT marketing idea from the get-go.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 30, 2014 at 14:24 UTC
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boogieboogie: So that's £400 for the camera that cost £200 to make and £800 for the purse that cost £10 to make. Go figure.

@T3 - You're right, the bag is geared towards fashionista women... with kids... and not really someone who is going to want a Hasselblad, or 1DX

Wait... isn't that who the SL1 is geared toward as well?

OMGZLOLZ!

You seem to be missing that Stella McCartney is not some ultra-high-end runway fashion designer.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 30, 2014 at 14:23 UTC
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T3: Well, it's good to see that Canon is FINALLY getting serious about purses! Forget about all the other things me might wish Canon to do...at least they are really getting serious about purses now!

This the second comment full of snark that you've left, so in a serious question: Do you understand how marketing works, at all?

Direct link | Posted on Sep 29, 2014 at 13:49 UTC
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boogieboogie: So that's £400 for the camera that cost £200 to make and £800 for the purse that cost £10 to make. Go figure.

@T3 Yes... because a 'plastic' Canon is always a piece of garbage...?

Direct link | Posted on Sep 29, 2014 at 13:48 UTC
On Canon India teases 'something big' coming soon article (150 comments in total)
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Mikity: So I see DPreview has now become a rumours site?? Come on guys...

Speculation on an existing ad that has been released is not a rumor, it's speculation.

Had they said "we heard from Bill, who heard from Pete, who heard from Roger, who heard from Sue, who heard from Nate, who heard from Alicia, who heard from....."

That would be a rumor.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 5, 2014 at 13:32 UTC
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Ron Poelman: Anyone needing a definition of Art vs Photography
need look no further.
Complete command of the Surreal as a tool.
Enough to make you sell your camera.
As a body of work, it does not get any better than this.

@electrophoto

"I've seen better & more interesting, more challenging, mind blowing, etc. photography over the years..."

That's where personal preference comes into play... and I'd venture to say Ron's statement was pure hyperbole.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 29, 2014 at 13:06 UTC
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Deardorff: Anyone who posts images on facebook is an idiot.
Their terms of service say they can re-sell it and use it commercially (as well as your PERSONAL information) in any way they want. And YOU are the one legally liable if legal action is taken by someone.

I'd venture to say that you've never read facebook's TOU agreement.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 28, 2014 at 12:37 UTC

Can someone tell me what the point of Hasselblad is?

Honesty. Can anyone tell me what purpose this company serves (other than catering to the Trumps of the world) by existing?

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On Beyond the ordinary: Tim Dodd's Everyday Astronaut article (102 comments in total)
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backayonder: mirror mirror on the wall who is the sexiest astronaut of them all

Slow your role, sparky.

It was a joke.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 15, 2014 at 13:14 UTC
On Beyond the ordinary: Tim Dodd's Everyday Astronaut article (102 comments in total)
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backayonder: mirror mirror on the wall who is the sexiest astronaut of them all

Woah... Settle down Alec... We're talking Astronauts... Yuri was a Cosmonaut.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 14, 2014 at 16:51 UTC
On Going Professional, Where to Begin? article (30 comments in total)
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MichaelSpotts: Liya, I see what you mean, but... I have made my living for nearly ten years, almost exclusively with crop-sensor cameras. As you said, my work was "truly truly stunning" to you... with Canon 60Ds! I'd rather put the money into lighting and lenses, and only then a full-frame camera.

I also didn't realize that this article is almost two years old...scratch that! haha

Direct link | Posted on Jul 9, 2014 at 14:45 UTC
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