Francis Carver

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On article RX aeternus? Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 II review (270 comments in total)
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Scales USA: I have a tough time getting past that price, it seems excessive.

Guy's obviously totally confusing PRICE with QUALITY.

Link | Posted on Oct 14, 2015 at 19:16 UTC
On article RX aeternus? Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 II review (270 comments in total)
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Scales USA: I have a tough time getting past that price, it seems excessive.

Yeah, the one from Canon (XC-10) is a joke. I held it, it was totally unimpressive. How do you figure the XC-10 is anything but a consumer-cam?

Link | Posted on Oct 14, 2015 at 02:32 UTC

Wow, an F5.6 single focal length lens, wow. Good lens on bright, sunny days on the beach and on the ski slopes, though.

Link | Posted on Oct 10, 2015 at 23:51 UTC as 18th comment | 5 replies
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bakhtyar kurdi: I know this is like religion, no logic will help, but I ask photographers to do a simple thing, download the picture of the flag that has no shadow, then open photoshop, then file, open as, camera raw
Now move the exposure slide all the way to the right, you will see clearly that the flag was been selected,then pasted as a perfect rectangle shape, then they darkened the extra areas or brushed or whatever to blend it to the rest of the picture, but unfortunately they forgot to make shadow for the flag on the earth(studio or moon) , and don't forget, this is after 2 million times of editing so that they don't leave any signs of mistakes,so how do you want me to accept the rest of their lies?
The flag has been added later to another picture that also been faked in studio .

Fortunately for them, NASA did not have yo to use 2010s digital photographic and television technology to do anything back in the good old analog 1960s and early 1970s, see?

Reason this Moon landing had to happen by a certain date -- 'cause of one of the country's president had said many years earlier that it must. After that, there was no going back or pushing out the Moon landing date into decades later.

BTW, The Soviet Union's Communist Party Central Committee had given out a similar edict, in secret, for a one-person Moon landing expedition. This was back in 1964, and the date set for it was to be on 7 November 1967 -- the 50th anniversary of the Great Soviet Socialist Revolution. Unlike the Americans, when the top brass saw that is just not going to happen, the Soviets decided to pull the plug on the enterprise in early 1967.

BTW, NASA even had plans for a manned Mrs mission -- by the year 1990! The fabulous "Capricorn One" movie shows how that would have been faked.

Link | Posted on Oct 10, 2015 at 14:49 UTC
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bakhtyar kurdi: I know this is like religion, no logic will help, but I ask photographers to do a simple thing, download the picture of the flag that has no shadow, then open photoshop, then file, open as, camera raw
Now move the exposure slide all the way to the right, you will see clearly that the flag was been selected,then pasted as a perfect rectangle shape, then they darkened the extra areas or brushed or whatever to blend it to the rest of the picture, but unfortunately they forgot to make shadow for the flag on the earth(studio or moon) , and don't forget, this is after 2 million times of editing so that they don't leave any signs of mistakes,so how do you want me to accept the rest of their lies?
The flag has been added later to another picture that also been faked in studio .

Parts of it may have been faked, yes -- but I understand the blowing up of one of NASA's Space Shuttles and the disintegration upon re-entry of another one of NASA's Space Shuttles were all too real, unfortunately.

@ MAT: "the same organization which was capable of faking an entire multi-billion-dollar moon landing would somehow forget to paint in a shadow."

Nothing particularly surprising there, really. Even the cleverest of forgers can slip at at times on the tinitest of details. In the case of the "Moon photographs," well there were more tell-tale signs than in an Edgar Allan Poe short story.

Link | Posted on Oct 10, 2015 at 00:30 UTC
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Phileas Fogg: Here is the thing for me. The Moon landing hoax fools and their ignorant opinions are an insult to the many people who built America's space programme and ultimately the Apollo Moon landings. From the astronauts, to all the engineers, scientists, astronomers, and the many, many, folks who built, transported and prepared all the gear and rockets to send men to the Moon. This hoax crap is so tiring as its all easily dispelled with even by most educated high school students. It must suck to know that if you are a Moon Landing hoaxer that you are considered to be more stupid on this topic than most educated high school students.

Dunno about that -- but I do hear here and there that because of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea's apparent capability of delivering long range missiles with nuclear warheads, real estate prices in Hawaii and alongside the West Coast of North America are dropping rather precipitously.

Link | Posted on Oct 9, 2015 at 15:45 UTC
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Phileas Fogg: Here is the thing for me. The Moon landing hoax fools and their ignorant opinions are an insult to the many people who built America's space programme and ultimately the Apollo Moon landings. From the astronauts, to all the engineers, scientists, astronomers, and the many, many, folks who built, transported and prepared all the gear and rockets to send men to the Moon. This hoax crap is so tiring as its all easily dispelled with even by most educated high school students. It must suck to know that if you are a Moon Landing hoaxer that you are considered to be more stupid on this topic than most educated high school students.

Nu-ku-kaka, you know kaka.

Link | Posted on Oct 9, 2015 at 02:27 UTC
On article Light L16 packs 16 cameras into a single portable body (393 comments in total)

Mankind is long overdue for extinction.

Link | Posted on Oct 9, 2015 at 02:25 UTC as 109th comment
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skysi: The earth is flat says the Flat Earth Society. All this nonsense comes primarily from this group of numbskulls.
Guys please do not feed these trolls. They should be completely ignored. You can't prove to them anything no matter what evidence you present.
Save yourself some time.

@ skysi: "Guys please do not feed these trolls. Save yourself some time."

Yeah, like after you had just wasted some of our precious time on them, right?

Link | Posted on Oct 7, 2015 at 22:08 UTC
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Hannu108: They doubt nobody ever landed on the Moon. Even a photo of a waving flag seems to be a fake.

“On the moon, there's no air to breathe, no breezes to make the flags planted there by the Apollo missions flutter”

http://www.space.com/18067-moon-atmosphere.html

Weird...

@ SirSeth: "As far as NASA sending people into near earth orbit, there is an international space station that you can observe with the unaided eye!"

Read what I said: "NASA cannot even send one single individual into near-Earth orbit. Are we then supposed to believe that they could do Moon shuttles 42-46 years ago? Not too likely, you gotta admit it."

Now, you are probably going to argue here that the Russian Federations's space agency is also being called "NASA?" Really?

How do you figure, that the American NASA ( as opposed to the Russian NASA) is able t launch anybody into space these days, hmmm? Heck, even the American private space rockets are falling out of the sky at alarming frequency. The American space program is right back where it was in the 1957-61 period.

Link | Posted on Oct 7, 2015 at 22:05 UTC
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digiart: That should keep the Moon landing hoax loonies entertained for a while... ;)

Why do you say that? Show us the indisputable PROOF that YOU have been to the Moon. Otherwise, you know as much as the rest of us.

Link | Posted on Oct 7, 2015 at 01:33 UTC
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Hannu108: They doubt nobody ever landed on the Moon. Even a photo of a waving flag seems to be a fake.

“On the moon, there's no air to breathe, no breezes to make the flags planted there by the Apollo missions flutter”

http://www.space.com/18067-moon-atmosphere.html

Weird...

Nay. I d not see any ":conspiracy" or "theory" here. But a hoax is a hoax is nevertheless. Oh well, call it a clever back-up plan then.

Something has gotta be to it, admit it -- since more than half the folks commenting here apparently believe in this so-called "conspiracy theory" when it comes to the fabulous NASA orchestrated Moon landing of almost half a century ago.

I am suspecting the hoax, because today, NASA cannot even send one single individual into near-Earth orbit. Are we then supposed to believe that they could do Moon shuttles 42-46 years ago? Not too likely, you gotta admit it.

They probably tried one for real with Apollo 13, but that one did not end up too good.

Link | Posted on Oct 6, 2015 at 19:50 UTC
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bakhtyar kurdi: I know this is like religion, no logic will help, but I ask photographers to do a simple thing, download the picture of the flag that has no shadow, then open photoshop, then file, open as, camera raw
Now move the exposure slide all the way to the right, you will see clearly that the flag was been selected,then pasted as a perfect rectangle shape, then they darkened the extra areas or brushed or whatever to blend it to the rest of the picture, but unfortunately they forgot to make shadow for the flag on the earth(studio or moon) , and don't forget, this is after 2 million times of editing so that they don't leave any signs of mistakes,so how do you want me to accept the rest of their lies?
The flag has been added later to another picture that also been faked in studio .

NASA sent folks to the Moon - and brought them back. 46 years ago, right?

Would this be the same NASA - that in 2015 cannot even shoot one single person into near-Earth orbit?

Yeah. right.

Link | Posted on Oct 6, 2015 at 18:19 UTC
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Phileas Fogg: Here is the thing for me. The Moon landing hoax fools and their ignorant opinions are an insult to the many people who built America's space programme and ultimately the Apollo Moon landings. From the astronauts, to all the engineers, scientists, astronomers, and the many, many, folks who built, transported and prepared all the gear and rockets to send men to the Moon. This hoax crap is so tiring as its all easily dispelled with even by most educated high school students. It must suck to know that if you are a Moon Landing hoaxer that you are considered to be more stupid on this topic than most educated high school students.

Yeah, they went to the Moon and back -- some 46 years ago.... And then the same NASA cannot even shoot one person into space for a near-Earth Orbit in the year 2015?

Yeah, right.... You do the math.

Link | Posted on Oct 6, 2015 at 18:16 UTC
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Hannu108: They doubt nobody ever landed on the Moon. Even a photo of a waving flag seems to be a fake.

“On the moon, there's no air to breathe, no breezes to make the flags planted there by the Apollo missions flutter”

http://www.space.com/18067-moon-atmosphere.html

Weird...

No "conspiracy theories" are needed here. The "Moon Landing" was photographed and filmed in a (then) secret television studio on a U.S. Air Force base in the Southern California desert. They must have had an oscillating fan there to blow some breeze on the flag -- that was their memorable fatal mistake in the entire fake-shoot.

Link | Posted on Oct 6, 2015 at 18:10 UTC
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Hannu108: They doubt nobody ever landed on the Moon. Even a photo of a waving flag seems to be a fake.

“On the moon, there's no air to breathe, no breezes to make the flags planted there by the Apollo missions flutter”

http://www.space.com/18067-moon-atmosphere.html

Weird...

They took a large oscillating fan with them to the Moon, apparently, and placed that outside the image frame -- that is why you see the flag itself waving, but cannot figure it out ho that was done. Home Depot and Lowes sells them now, not sure from where they sourced the original ones, though.

Link | Posted on Oct 5, 2015 at 20:10 UTC

Okay, so are these the photos taken on the Moon itself -- or the ones taken inside the "Apollo Television Studios" -- which I believe were two converted hangars on the fringe edges of Edwards Air Force Base (Edwards AFB) near Lancaster, California? Either way, they are-a-looking good.

Link | Posted on Oct 5, 2015 at 20:07 UTC as 58th comment | 1 reply
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HowaboutRAW: You already posted the same point down below.

Great "comment," I am sure, HARAW.

Link | Posted on Oct 4, 2015 at 21:11 UTC

I dunno, but I should think that perhaps if I wait around for another 25 years or so -- maybe the digital cameras would have come of age by then, no?

Link | Posted on Oct 4, 2015 at 19:04 UTC as 12th comment | 1 reply
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stevelilly: I remember walking in to the Comp USA store in Tyson's Corner, Virginia and seeing this camera. I decided I had to have it. $1000 later and it was my first digital camera. I still have it and if functions as new.

I also remember shooting a car show in Ocean City, Maryland walking around with a box of 100 3 1/2 inch floppy's.

Here is a link to the first pictures I took with the camera in 1999 and some from the OC Car Show.

https://digitalman.smugmug.com/Other/Misc/

Boy, oh boy -- these are truly some horrid looking "cars" here, aren't they though?

Link | Posted on Oct 4, 2015 at 19:03 UTC
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