Valiant Thor

Valiant Thor

Lives in United States CO, United States
Works as a Research Scientist
Joined on Jan 25, 2012

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On Canon EOS 7D Mark II First Impressions Review preview (1017 comments in total)

Five years?

Dear Canon, please check out the NX1 and see what Samsung did over the last 7 months.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 16, 2014 at 03:48 UTC as 15th comment | 2 replies
On Canon EOS 7D Mark II First Impressions Review preview (1017 comments in total)
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Valiant Thor: "Enthusiast photographers have been waiting in agony for a replacement to the Canon EOS 7D for five years."

Their agony must have turned to hopelessness, despair, depression, and maybe anger when they learned what Canon came up with for those five lost years.

"Unless you are an actual photograher."

I'm not sure what an actual "photograher" is but consider the original post directed more towards the non-actual, un-actual, or self-actualized photographer.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 16, 2014 at 03:30 UTC
On Canon EOS 7D Mark II First Impressions Review preview (1017 comments in total)

"Enthusiast photographers have been waiting in agony for a replacement to the Canon EOS 7D for five years."

Their agony must have turned to hopelessness, despair, depression, and maybe anger when they learned what Canon came up with for those five lost years.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 16, 2014 at 02:14 UTC as 19th comment | 7 replies
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Jogger: "There is also a new M8 co-processor which is coupled with a barometer and allows for accurate tracking of changes in elevation. "

And this is critical for phones because???

It's not critical, just a nice addition.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 10, 2014 at 00:22 UTC
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nopicleftbehind: I am glad I already have my s5.

We're all so glad that you're glad.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 10, 2014 at 00:20 UTC
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intruder61: Samsung still stays on top.

The top of what?

Direct link | Posted on Sep 10, 2014 at 00:17 UTC
On Zeiss introduces 'no distortion' Otus 1.4/85mm article (334 comments in total)

Wow, for that price it should be made out of upsidaisium to prevent dropping along with the pre-famulated amulite lens coating.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 9, 2014 at 14:53 UTC as 41st comment
On Samsung introduces Galaxy Note 4 phablet with OIS post (73 comments in total)

As I observe people and society I am 100% convinced that the smartphone is the worst invention in the history of the world, bare NONE. It has turned a once observant and interactive society into pathetic, electronic addicted, anti-social zombies who walk around with their glazed empty eyes affixed to those crappy little LCD boxes glued to their hand, their thumb frantically pushing stupid little chicklets around the screen with the look of a meth addict on their face and mortal fear in their mind that they would accidently miss one non-essential, meaningless message from an emotionless fellow zombie that is doing the same thing. What used to be meaningful family social outings have turned into four people sitting at a table lifelessly and listlessly staring hypnotically at the endless supply of meaningless pixel propaganda which never leaves their hand. Other than that, nice phone!

Direct link | Posted on Sep 5, 2014 at 00:00 UTC as 4th comment | 4 replies
On Sony adds XAVC S support to Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 article (88 comments in total)
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Neodp: "We" are not Window users. "We" are not OS-X users.

Dear manufacturers please check your "facts". We are many.

It's OK though...

If you don't care. "We" don't care.

The only way you could say less would be to write more.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 30, 2014 at 19:35 UTC
On Sony a7S used to shoot Chevrolet commercial article (278 comments in total)

Nice rig for that trip to the park with the dog or that occasional selfie. At first I thought it was an Andromedian Photon Cannon with the optional plasmatic de-neutralizer.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 21, 2014 at 13:44 UTC as 39th comment
On Sony a7S used to shoot Chevrolet commercial article (278 comments in total)
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papa natas: General Motors should be more concerned about the mishaps on their products other than creating spectacular ads.
Of course we know that this camera surpasses the regular use that amateurs with money give to it.
Of course we know that those guys who shot the ad didn't buy it. They rented it.

Considering the number of cars that GM has made over the years compared to the number of problem vehicles, the defects represent a very tiny percentage of the total, yet many people such as papas here always dwell on the negative as they are programmed to do by news media who specialize in exaggeration.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 21, 2014 at 13:36 UTC
On Niko announces service advisory for D810 'bright spots' article (378 comments in total)

Now waiting for the D750.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 20, 2014 at 01:56 UTC as 38th comment
On 2014 Waterproof Camera Roundup article (237 comments in total)
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roperv: Purchased the Olympus TG 3 on Friday and returning it on Tuesday. Very disappointed. I gave it a quick test (video & pix) around the house and it seemed to be working perfectly. Used it again that evening and it had trouble focusing quickly, maintaining focus, or not focusing at all. This applied to pix and video. Tried it again the following day and it seems to be "almost" in focus. Using the video in a quiet situation and you record the motorized zoom. I have a TG 830 that has worked perfectly, in and out of the water. Maybe this was just a defective device but I think I'll look long and hard before making my next purchase. By-the-way, your reviews are great, They are very useful in my decision making.

It could be too that maybe your home and family actually went out of focus that evening and never recovered. It happens.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 17, 2014 at 23:58 UTC

Obviously the fault of the Fujifilm camera. If he would have had a Nikon, Olympus, or Lumix, it never would have happened. Live and learn I guess.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 17, 2014 at 15:14 UTC as 13th comment
On Manfrotto announces carbon fiber BeFree tripod article (110 comments in total)

I'm speechless . . .

Direct link | Posted on Aug 13, 2014 at 18:45 UTC as 32nd comment
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Valiant Thor: Wow, I'm glad I read the article. At first I thought they were White House Press Release photos.

Your racism certainly came through loud and clear. Obviously its a favorite word you carry in your bag of tricks and scan internet blogs looking for opportunities to deploy it.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 8, 2014 at 13:24 UTC

Wow, I'm glad I read the article. At first I thought they were White House Press Release photos.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 7, 2014 at 00:48 UTC as 453rd comment | 3 replies
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Valiant Thor: As I observe people and society I am 100% convinced that the smartphone is the worst invention in the history of the world, bar NONE. It has turned a once observant and interactive society into pathetic, electronic addicted, anti-social zombies who walk around with their glazed empty eyes affixed to those crappy little LCD boxes glued to their hand, their thumb frantically pushing stupid little chicklets around the screen with the look of a meth addict on their face and mortal fear in their mind that they would accidently miss one non-essential, meaningless message from an emotionless fellow zombie doing the same thing. They roam the malls dressed in jackass attire of distasteful, offensive, or sports related t-shirts, baggy silk exercise pants, bright Nike clown shoes, tattoos, and all the while radiating themselves with dangerous levels of packet-data microwave energy. The corporate illuminati puppet-masters must be laughing their billionaire butts off. Other than that, nice phone!

Everyone: Thank you for the comments. My rant would have been more complete however I ran out of characters. Quick reply to the more shallow thinking repliers.

Yes, I have a cell phone. A Samsung flip phone (pay as you go) that is off most of the time and used only for essential communication. When I need to speak with friends and family, I mostly use the wired Polycom speaker phone in my office.

Do I have friends? Yes, I'm not a social outcast but a semi-retired pilot of 33 years with hundreds of fellow aviation acquaintances worldwide. I just don't need to know what isle at Wal-Mart those friends are shopping on every moment of the day.

Yes, it did happen with television, I agree. TV is the ultimate tool for controlling the thinking and opinions of the sheeple. Cell phones are a big second as the primary data mining tool for tracking, recording, storing, and monitoring the herd.

Once again, thank you all for the interesting comments.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 6, 2014 at 19:53 UTC

As I observe people and society I am 100% convinced that the smartphone is the worst invention in the history of the world, bar NONE. It has turned a once observant and interactive society into pathetic, electronic addicted, anti-social zombies who walk around with their glazed empty eyes affixed to those crappy little LCD boxes glued to their hand, their thumb frantically pushing stupid little chicklets around the screen with the look of a meth addict on their face and mortal fear in their mind that they would accidently miss one non-essential, meaningless message from an emotionless fellow zombie doing the same thing. They roam the malls dressed in jackass attire of distasteful, offensive, or sports related t-shirts, baggy silk exercise pants, bright Nike clown shoes, tattoos, and all the while radiating themselves with dangerous levels of packet-data microwave energy. The corporate illuminati puppet-masters must be laughing their billionaire butts off. Other than that, nice phone!

Direct link | Posted on Aug 6, 2014 at 03:09 UTC as 12th comment | 12 replies
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 Review preview (647 comments in total)

Just got mine today but I have some reservations. I also have a DMC-G6 which is kind of my grab and go camera. I also have a collection of almost all Oly and Pany 4/3 lenses so my situation is kind of unique.

I'm trying to decide if I want to keep the FZ1000 due to the fact that it is so close in many ways to the G6, aside from the lens and 4K. The 4K is certainly nice but I'm not sure if I would really use it that much. The FZ1000 is pretty bulky and heavy on the front end and not really your grab and go camera. The FZ1000 has a smaller LCD than the G6 which is surprising. I guess if this were your only bridge camera and you didn't mind the weight and bulk I think it's a keeper, especially if you need the 400mm zoom.

For anyone who has any similar camera such as the G6 or the GH4 I don't feel that there are enough unique differences to justify having another camera with another charger and more batteries to keep up with. One note though, the FZ1000 and G6 take the same battery.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 6, 2014 at 00:19 UTC as 33rd comment
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