IcyVeins

IcyVeins

Lives in United States San Jose, CA, United States
Joined on Aug 18, 2010

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On Blue pool with rain drops in the Swimming Pools challenge (1 comment in total)

Sigh...great image but it's not straight. Such an easy fix...

Direct link | Posted on Sep 1, 2012 at 02:38 UTC as 1st comment
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IcyVeins: focal length: too wide.
Aperture: not wide enough.

This camera is dead on arrival.

Who's Merrill anyway. If you want to name the camera after someone try Ansel Adams or Peter Lik or one of those guys.

I agree with you but I like Lik better because I like those qualities of being in your face, saturated, etc. I like being wowed by photos instead of having to analyze them in depth.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 31, 2012 at 19:02 UTC
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IcyVeins: focal length: too wide.
Aperture: not wide enough.

This camera is dead on arrival.

Who's Merrill anyway. If you want to name the camera after someone try Ansel Adams or Peter Lik or one of those guys.

And how exactly do you think Peter Lik got the money to have his own galleries,which I might add are in places where the rent is not exactly cheap? He's immensely popular how many other people make shots like this http://www.petapixel.com/2011/01/13/australian-landscape-photographer-peter-lik-sells-photo-for-1-million/

and this

http://www.aworldofinspiration.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2010/09/peter_lik2.jpg

Direct link | Posted on Aug 31, 2012 at 09:08 UTC
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IcyVeins: focal length: too wide.
Aperture: not wide enough.

This camera is dead on arrival.

Who's Merrill anyway. If you want to name the camera after someone try Ansel Adams or Peter Lik or one of those guys.

Lol at Peter Lik's work being average, I bet you think Picasso was average too right? No average photographer can sell their work for seven figures or has has their own galleries.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 31, 2012 at 07:10 UTC
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IcyVeins: focal length: too wide.
Aperture: not wide enough.

This camera is dead on arrival.

Who's Merrill anyway. If you want to name the camera after someone try Ansel Adams or Peter Lik or one of those guys.

Chadley you might want to learn how to spell "despair" before you start whining about other anybody else being idiots who don't do a little research

Direct link | Posted on Aug 31, 2012 at 07:08 UTC

focal length: too wide.
Aperture: not wide enough.

This camera is dead on arrival.

Who's Merrill anyway. If you want to name the camera after someone try Ansel Adams or Peter Lik or one of those guys.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 31, 2012 at 05:18 UTC as 116th comment | 12 replies
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IcyVeins: They expect "significantly greater participation" than 160,000 images, and yet they offer only a single prize?

The fact that they are giving away a prize proves that they are trying to motivate people to enter with personal reward. If everyone who entered was motivated only by the reasons you stated, there would be no reason to offer a prize.

However by only offering one prize, albeit an excellent one, they are not giving that much incentive to people who would enter for personal reward, due to the incredibly slim odds of winning. This is why lottery numbers games offer many lesser prizes in addition to the grand prize, instead of just one grand prize. Wikipedia could create more interest and thus get more photos by doing the same.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 31, 2012 at 00:55 UTC

They expect "significantly greater participation" than 160,000 images, and yet they offer only a single prize?

Direct link | Posted on Aug 31, 2012 at 00:22 UTC as 26th comment | 9 replies
On Carl Zeiss announces CP.2 25mm T2.1 fast cinema prime news story (38 comments in total)

I bet they spend more time trying to read all those useless numbers on the lens than they spend actually shooting.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 30, 2012 at 18:12 UTC as 4th comment | 1 reply
On Carl Zeiss presents 28-80mm T2.9 cinema zoom lens news story (93 comments in total)

This $20k lens seems like a good fit for my $200 E-PL1

Direct link | Posted on Aug 30, 2012 at 09:57 UTC as 31st comment | 4 replies

I read about this like a week ago on MacRumors.com. The article said Kodak was looking for $2.2-2.6 billion, while the big group is only going to offer $500 million, and Kodak threatened to not sell them if they didn't get their price.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 24, 2012 at 20:55 UTC as 70th comment
On Pentax announces X-5 DSLR-like 26x zoom 16MP CMOS superzoom news story (408 comments in total)

Does this camera have anything unique at all besides the 22.3mm wide angle? And not even that since Olympus just announced one with a 40x zoom.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 22, 2012 at 23:10 UTC as 107th comment | 3 replies

I'd buy this if it had a phone.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 22, 2012 at 04:35 UTC as 50th comment
On Just Posted: Canon EOS 650D / EOS Rebel T4i review news story (233 comments in total)
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AmateurSnaps: We knew all this, so nothing to see here

The 650D is a nice camera but in light of the competition it is now overpriced.

The 9 point AF was a welcome addition as was the increase in fps, but most of the other add-ons just look tacked on while canon decide which way to jump.

No reason why Canon didn't offer more, other than to protect its current higher end systems.

Yeah, like the 2-year-old 60D and 3-year-old 7D. I guess that's what passes for "current" for Canon.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 20, 2012 at 21:57 UTC
On Just Posted: Canon EOS 650D / EOS Rebel T4i review news story (233 comments in total)

DPR Why did you fast track this camera over ones that have been available longer and are probably better, like the A57 and K-30 and GF5 and RX100?

Direct link | Posted on Aug 20, 2012 at 20:11 UTC as 68th comment | 11 replies
On Just Posted - Sony NEX-F3 review news story (129 comments in total)
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neo_nights: On the first page it says that the F3 has a 'wider ISO range'. But... wouldn't it be the opposite? The C3 has a range that is 100-12800 whereas the F3's range goes from 200 to 16000. It lost one full stop on the lower end and gained only 1/3 stop at the higher end. So, the F3 is 2/3 stop 'narrower'.

It only lost 100 on the low end and gained 4000 on the high end, it's 3900 ISO wider.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 17, 2012 at 04:57 UTC
On Just Posted - Sony NEX-F3 review news story (129 comments in total)
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IcyVeins: I think DPR loves my contributions to these review threads because in this one for example I am still singlehandedly responsible for one third of the posts, and this is only the apetizer, I guarantee you I'll be in full bwon attack mode when the RX100, NEX-5R, and NEX-6 reviews come out, I'll be ripping Canikon and Samsung to shreds for the inferiority and general ineptitude.

Do you get paid for receiving emails? Do you sell advertising space on your email inbox?

Direct link | Posted on Aug 17, 2012 at 04:00 UTC
On Just Posted - Sony NEX-F3 review news story (129 comments in total)

I think DPR loves my contributions to these review threads because in this one for example I am still singlehandedly responsible for one third of the posts, and this is only the apetizer, I guarantee you I'll be in full bwon attack mode when the RX100, NEX-5R, and NEX-6 reviews come out, I'll be ripping Canikon and Samsung to shreds for the inferiority and general ineptitude.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 17, 2012 at 02:55 UTC as 36th comment | 3 replies
On Just Posted - Sony NEX-F3 review news story (129 comments in total)
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IcyVeins: HOW CAN YOU GIVE THIS A LOWER SCORE THAN THE NX210??? THAT MUST BE WRONG, SONY IS THE BEST

Okay I figured out the problem. I insist that from now on Lars Rehm review all the Sony and micro 4/3 cameras since he gives high scores, and for Jeff Keller to review all of Samsung and Canikon's products since he's a low-scoring curmudgeon.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 16, 2012 at 20:22 UTC
On Just Posted - Sony NEX-F3 review news story (129 comments in total)
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IcyVeins: HOW CAN YOU GIVE THIS A LOWER SCORE THAN THE NX210??? THAT MUST BE WRONG, SONY IS THE BEST

I'm not sure what you mean by shouting; I'm pretty sure my words don't make a sound.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 16, 2012 at 20:18 UTC
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