AD in KC

AD in KC

Joined on Dec 12, 2011

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Michael Ma: Amazing concept. Although, just skimming through these, I think your time would be better invested in something like Lynda.com for online learning. I don't disagree with the importance of a degree and having to go through a system getting one but Professors, although they do certainly possess valuable information that you want and need, don't necessarily make good teachers or presenters. If you've ever taught, a big part of the lesson plan is figuring out how to fill the 50 minutes or 80 minutes, which often results in a lot of endless droning of slides and creative ways to fill time.

Why not a carefully crafted 15 minute lecture that inspires and moves, and a few key takeaway concepts? Some students would complain that they are not getting their money's worth.

That carefully crafted 15 minute lecture may take 40 hours of research, planning, and prep. Instead you can just put 30 slides together and wing it based on your knowledge, and hopefully some of what you say will be absorbed.

I second B CRAW's comments. Higher education should be more than "down-loading course material". Ideally it's an environment a student can escape into, to immerse him/herself in for a while outside of the real world and question, experiment, reflect. The professor doesn't need to be a know-it-all, end-all resource. He/she needs to be an instigator, a provocateur, a coach. Someone who can push the student beyond their comfort zone and status quo.

And to Michael Ma, that's a poor teacher who has to "figure out" how to fill class time. That guy is punching his time card, not education students.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 19, 2014 at 15:42 UTC
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foto guy: Who cares? These and other cameras can shoot a decent pic at quite high ISOs. Do you think you folks could focus on something important for a change? Perhaps photography, for instance.

Photography? I thought this site was about cameras!

Direct link | Posted on Jun 23, 2014 at 00:08 UTC
On Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II Review preview (634 comments in total)

Filter diameter?

Direct link | Posted on May 8, 2014 at 04:52 UTC as 118th comment
On Nikon D4s First Impressions Review preview (1047 comments in total)
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Kiril Karaatanasov: DPREVIEW guys do you think many D4s users shoot JPEG? Can you compare RAW files e.g. d4 vs d4s? Also is 5d mk3 and A7 in same league at all? How about 1Dx? Best will be test against A7s which seems to be closest in terms of sensor to D4s

"That's because creating a JPEG in the camera is an engineer's artwork. "

That's why all the best photographers are engineers. Artists suck! I'm not going to take another picture until I can buy a camera engineered to know what I want photos of. How do I know what a good photo is? Ask an engineer!

Direct link | Posted on May 7, 2014 at 03:27 UTC
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OceanFroggie: Nice camera wrong mount. If the non canikon also rans produced stunning cameras like this with either the Canon or Nikon mount they would sell more bodies.

I use a Canon professionally because they are the only ones who make a 24mm t+s with no distortion and the only ones who make a 17mm t+s at all. For years now on both counts. And that's only the beginning of what they do well. But what about FEATURES?! My Canon can't makes calls!

Direct link | Posted on May 2, 2014 at 02:17 UTC
On Blood moon eclipse: Night of April 14-15 article (64 comments in total)
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gsum: "rare meteorological event" -

It's not rare and it's not meteorological. Couldn't be bothered reading the rest of the article after that.

Sorry, Joriarty; no level-headed rational responders allowed. I don't know how you got in past the guards.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 13, 2014 at 17:41 UTC
On Mockups emerge of new Olympus OM-D 'OM-G' article (332 comments in total)

Oh ma GAWD!

And I hear there is a new Canon WTF in the works... And a Nikon LMAO... And a Fuji... oh never mind.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 2, 2014 at 03:31 UTC as 65th comment | 1 reply
On Reminder: Vote now for your product of 2013 article (64 comments in total)

Upcoming poll: Hammer - vs- Screwdriver? Which is the BEST?

Direct link | Posted on Jan 18, 2014 at 16:58 UTC as 21st comment | 4 replies
On Fujifilm X-E2 Preview preview (454 comments in total)

Designing photographer-friendly cameras ought to be more "tautological"? Really?

Direct link | Posted on Jan 5, 2014 at 22:47 UTC as 53rd comment
On Adobe expands Photoshop and Lightroom offer article (628 comments in total)

Oh, yeah - and I am one of those "stupid enough". I like to think I'm more than JUST stupid enough...

Direct link | Posted on Nov 21, 2013 at 19:41 UTC as 166th comment
On Adobe expands Photoshop and Lightroom offer article (628 comments in total)

OK, I'm softening on my anger at Adobe. $10/month isn't so bad - especially now it includes some cloud storage - which is fairly useless still because you can't up-load folders, but I suspect they'll fix that eventually. Dropbox and others charge nearly as much for storage alone.

And I understand that they need to make a return on their investment. PS is the very best and I gotta have it for what I do for my livelihood. They deserve compensation.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 21, 2013 at 19:39 UTC as 168th comment | 2 replies
On Nikon Df combines classic design with modern technology article (313 comments in total)

I've owned an FM, an FM2 and an FM3a in years past - so I've probably got a target on my back for one of these silly things. But, no thanks. The original FM was a lean, rugged, straight-forward photo-taking instrument. This thing is nostalgia bait for snagging doctors' and bankers' dollars.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 5, 2013 at 19:54 UTC as 37th comment

I love it. This is a great idea and I hope Canon takes note. I can see this being the future for wide angle lenses that have had to deal with that mirror-flipping space. Maybe the next generation of wide TS lenses can be designed without any distance constraints on that inner-most element and be lighter, brighter, sharper, prettier... And while I'm making requests of Canon, how about put the tripod mount on the lens in such a way that the CAMERA shifts, not the lens? Like an Arca-Swiss R series body...

Direct link | Posted on Oct 16, 2013 at 17:46 UTC as 23rd comment

What I'd really like to see is an objective, head to head comparison between a Capresso Infinity coffee grinder and a tuna sandwich. I've got my own suspicions which is best, but I'd like to see a scientific DxO evaluation before I decide.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 18, 2013 at 13:57 UTC as 30th comment
On 6 things iPhone photographers want from Apple post (66 comments in total)
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DenWil: "iPhone Photographers" as a group should get over themselves and actually buy functional adjustable cameras. Phone cameras are a convenience for spur of the moment needs. They were never and should not be expected to supplant a 2.8 L lens on a DSLR with a FF 24MP sensor. 2.0 on a piece of glass 3mm across is not my idea of mechanical excellence. The obsession over this is comedy.

DenWil, agreed. I don't know why people are so outraged that their PHONE isn't the perfect camera. Yes you may always have the phone with you, but that's because your ultimate priority is "communicating". If your ultimate priority is "photos", you'd carry a camera. I wish my phone had a scuba app because there are a lot of times I'd like to go diving and all I've got with me is a phone - why should I have to get an actual scuba tank?

Direct link | Posted on Sep 9, 2013 at 19:05 UTC

And those of us who signed up for the "promotional" 9.99/month?

Direct link | Posted on Sep 4, 2013 at 22:24 UTC as 264th comment

Loyal customers buying their products year after year is not enough for this giant corporation. What they want is a steady, uninterrupted flow of my money into their pockets. They'll get it it, probably, for a while. And then I jump as fast as I can to the next available equal alternative. You gotta know there is somebody out there at this very minute salivating at the opportunity.

Direct link | Posted on May 9, 2013 at 03:37 UTC as 633rd comment
On The Lightroom catalog article (315 comments in total)

OK I am an old dog and struggle with change. I understand from previous posts that LR can sync with my old folder system, and that sounds reassuring. But I edit stuff from my local hard drive and then move everything (in that project) to a relatively slow Drobo for storage. My worry that is moving stuff around in folders will cause LR to freak out and lose track...

Direct link | Posted on Jan 4, 2013 at 18:49 UTC as 5th comment | 1 reply

Gotta weigh in.

I think it's perfectly fine that a guy is taping a phone to his binoculars and posting the photos to a blog. Why not. My only worry is that there is a strong popular pressure to accept everything as "good enough". It's an extension of the "anti-intelectualism" we've been famous for since Andrew Jackson's time. And it's not just in photography, but in English - you're just being arrogant if you worry about using "your" in the wrong place. Or go to Home Depot and look at the quality of building materials available. These athletes spend a great deal of their time and energy and resources getting to the olympics. I'm happy to see Canon and Nikon rolling out their best for the occasion as well.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 3, 2012 at 14:45 UTC as 17th comment | 6 replies

This looks fantastic!

I love the ring around the shutter button, the hotshoe, the new mount, the big sensor, the filter threads on the lens, the adapter for EF lenses. Even the look of it is awesome. It's like the best of Sony's NEX-5 WITH Canon lenses! Sure a viewfinder would be nice, but it's more compact without, so all is good.

I don't know why people will bitch and moan about every new everything. I mean I was not happy the G-X (or whatever it is) didn't accept filters, because in my mind, I don't want to always have to fool with a damned lens cap - so I didn't buy one!

Direct link | Posted on Jul 23, 2012 at 15:48 UTC as 206th comment | 3 replies
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