dad_of_four

dad_of_four

Lives in United States Dayton, United States
Works as a Dad-of-four
Joined on Mar 5, 2004

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doctor digi: "We have reached out to Metz"

No, you didn't. You emailed or rang them and asked them to comment. They aren't living in a tree. They aren't painted on the roof of the Sistine Chapel.

Gee - am I getting sick of this phrase...

I can see both sides. On one hand, you don't have space in an news article to explain everything you did, but on the other hand, I think too many journalist use this as an excuse.

This is similar to when lay people say they "researched it on the internet", when in most cases, they googled it, and read the wikipedia entry ;-)

Direct link | Posted on Nov 24, 2014 at 16:36 UTC
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Scales USA: Google also has facial recognition, so it can name the persons in a photo, and even inform the FBI if a wanted person is found.

The potential, as noted sounds both wonderful, and also frightening. Snapping a candid photo of a person and having them named? Its possible now for millions of people, but so far, Google is holding back due to potential privacy issues. (big $$$$$$$$$ lawsuits)

We as photographers should know more than anyone that the danger to my 5 year old child, or wife is NOT some stranger lurking behind a bush, or some criminal that has a beef with them. They are far more likely to be harmed or killed by someone related to them.
This all gets back to the debate about whether we are safer or not with public surveillance. For example, License Plate readers can track-down a wanted bank robber, but it can also show that I visit the local nudie bar 3x a week. My ex-wife's attorney, or my political opponent would love to access that database

Direct link | Posted on Nov 20, 2014 at 18:25 UTC
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Scales USA: Google also has facial recognition, so it can name the persons in a photo, and even inform the FBI if a wanted person is found.

The potential, as noted sounds both wonderful, and also frightening. Snapping a candid photo of a person and having them named? Its possible now for millions of people, but so far, Google is holding back due to potential privacy issues. (big $$$$$$$$$ lawsuits)

It is Ironic or perhaps Purposeful that all three people have there faces turned from the camera. But back to your point... So what? What if this photo was ALEXIS FLORES out selling vegetables in the public square? I'd sleep easier at night knowing someone who kidnapped and killed a 5 year old girl was behind bars.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 20, 2014 at 04:50 UTC
On Price released for Brikk's 24k gold Nikon Df article (389 comments in total)

Haters gonna hate...
I cannot tell whether it is Irony or Hypocrisy that a bunch of hobbyist photographers are idly sitting around saying how awful & decadent this thing is. Meanwhile we all possess camera gear that would feed a third-world family for multiple years. Most of us have cars that exceed the lifetime income of said families. As you read this reply, you are creating an even bigger carbon footprint for yourself.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 31, 2014 at 01:54 UTC as 145th comment | 4 replies
On In Photos: Iceland captured in infrared article (70 comments in total)
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0MitchAG: I hope infrared doesn't become the 'new HDR'. Nice photos anyhow!

SMH, trying to figure out if that was a back-handed compliment, or a complaint.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 7, 2014 at 15:26 UTC
On Backstory of Phantom Flex4K video shot at 1,000 FPS article (91 comments in total)

The only thing missing was a final shot of all the fire-fighters sitting on the curb, smoking a cigarette ;)

Direct link | Posted on Dec 15, 2013 at 23:58 UTC as 16th comment | 1 reply
On Nikon announces advanced WR-1 radio remote control article (25 comments in total)

I'm no expert, but I imagine a big part of the price is all the licensing they had to go through because its Radio Frequency. (FCC in the US, CE in Europe, etc)

Direct link | Posted on Feb 22, 2013 at 00:55 UTC as 5th comment
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cosmo13: So where is the mast with the camera? I see nothing attached to the Rover extending out of the frame to the camera position. In other words there is nothing going from where the camera must be to the Rover.

It was probably photoshopped out. This photo is made up of 55 individual photos, so you could easily remove the robotic arm in PP

I think they should have left it in, because it looks odd without it.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 2, 2012 at 19:18 UTC
On Just deployed: New dpreview.com forums system article (699 comments in total)
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dad_of_four: Where is the "Defend my honor button"?

i.e. Recent Activity

never mind, found it after hunting around
http://forums.dpreview.com/members/{user #}/forums/threads

Direct link | Posted on Oct 4, 2012 at 04:42 UTC
On Just deployed: New dpreview.com forums system article (699 comments in total)

Where is the "Defend my honor button"?

i.e. Recent Activity

Direct link | Posted on Oct 4, 2012 at 04:29 UTC as 281st comment | 1 reply
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toomanycanons: But still no unlimited editing of our replies? That's my number one gripe about DPR forums. All other forums allow unlimited editing. Oh well. (or did I just miss that in the New Features?)

Please don't add unlimited editing. It can lead to shenanigans
People should be thoughtful in there original post.
If there is a small error, you already give them 20 minutes to fix it.

HAVE THE COURAGE TO STATE YOUR OPINION, AND STICK BY IT

Direct link | Posted on Sep 28, 2012 at 16:57 UTC

I'd love to see it harder-and-harder to use the quote function.
Far too many people hit the Quote (rather than Reply) function, and merely add a line or two, and then leave the entire quoted reply in-place. Its especially annoying when someone posts 10 pictures, and someone quotes it.

I HAVE WORN OUT 3 MOUSE WHEELS scrolling to the end of a message. (LOL, not really)

Direct link | Posted on Sep 28, 2012 at 16:55 UTC as 144th comment | 1 reply

What ever you do, please do not allow changing of fonts, or colors.
I don't want it to look like my teen daughter's former MySpace page!

Direct link | Posted on Sep 28, 2012 at 16:53 UTC as 146th comment | 2 replies
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BaconBit: Nice shots, really show off what this lens can do. Would love to have this kind of zoom available to me.

Not to be pedantic, but technically this is a telephoto lens, vs. a zoom lens, since the focal length is fixed at 800mm

Direct link | Posted on Aug 5, 2012 at 00:48 UTC

I believe the age-old debate goes something like this:
If a photographer sees a protester who has doused himself in gasoline, and is now attempting to strike a match...

What f/stop should he use?

Direct link | Posted on Jul 31, 2012 at 02:13 UTC as 31st comment
On dpreview.com gets mobile article (110 comments in total)

I appreciate all that you do.
One of the best FREE forums available

Direct link | Posted on Mar 7, 2012 at 13:57 UTC as 42nd comment
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