The Scurvy Dog of PR

The Scurvy Dog of PR

Lives in United States Coamo, Puerto Rico, United States
Works as a Semi-retired
Has a website at RobertosPuertoRico.com
Joined on Aug 26, 2010
About me:

I get to be a kid again. Puerto Rico is a fantastic place to retire (from the US)!

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On article Hands-on with Hasselblad X1D (727 comments in total)

The 'Big Brick' with a short, wide zoom, could be a real workhorse.

Link | Posted on Jun 23, 2016 at 15:10 UTC as 66th comment

Great teardown. Thanks.

Link | Posted on Jan 26, 2016 at 19:55 UTC as 23rd comment
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The Scurvy Dog of PR: I was going to share this on FB with my friends, but I can only do it via an app and that's NEVER gonna happen. No more support for 'cut and paste' urls? You guys are idiots. The more you try to control how content is distributed, the less pleasurable the experience becomes. You remind me of Adobe at this point. IMHO.

It produces a 'dead page' link when you try to cut and paste the 'URL'. Cut and paste did not work.

Link | Posted on Sep 6, 2015 at 13:16 UTC
On article Adobe announces final Camera Raw update for CS6 owners (470 comments in total)
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The Scurvy Dog of PR: I will never buy another Adobe product for as long as I live. The BAN IS ON!

What Eric said. Not all of us are so weak.

Link | Posted on Sep 6, 2015 at 13:14 UTC

I was going to share this on FB with my friends, but I can only do it via an app and that's NEVER gonna happen. No more support for 'cut and paste' urls? You guys are idiots. The more you try to control how content is distributed, the less pleasurable the experience becomes. You remind me of Adobe at this point. IMHO.

Link | Posted on Aug 30, 2015 at 20:04 UTC as 3rd comment | 2 replies
On article Adobe announces final Camera Raw update for CS6 owners (470 comments in total)

OH... and you can expect Adobe Trolls to be out in force, trying to close these complaints. That's what the Public Relations department is paid to do. Damage Control.

Link | Posted on Jul 29, 2015 at 15:33 UTC as 59th comment | 1 reply
On article Adobe announces final Camera Raw update for CS6 owners (470 comments in total)

I will never buy another Adobe product for as long as I live. The BAN IS ON!

Link | Posted on Jul 29, 2015 at 15:30 UTC as 60th comment | 3 replies
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SteB: The 90mm macro, looks rather long for a 90mm macro lens. It looks more like a DSLR design with a built in extension to fit a short back flange distance. The Tamron 90mm macro, both the old and new additions, prove that a high performing 90mm macro lens for FF doesn't have to be big. In fact I think it's not unlikely this Sony lens may be based on the Tamron 90mm macro. I'm not saying it is, because we need to see the specifications. However, it would hardly be the first time a camera manufacture has done this.

I use mine strictly in manual focus mode on my NEX-7.

Link | Posted on Jan 17, 2015 at 14:00 UTC
On article Opinion: The myth of the upgrade path (1592 comments in total)

I think the article was spot-on. Thank you.

Link | Posted on Jan 10, 2015 at 15:34 UTC as 207th comment
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The Scurvy Dog of PR: Too many people here want FAST, SMALL, HIGH QUALITY lenses. With no regard as to what's involved. Basically, you need to pick 2 variables, but you can NEVER have all 3 without paying $1,000s of dollars per lens. Most of us cannot afford that. Lens design is always about trade-offs. That dog of a lens they made to appease those who just had to have a compact mini-zoom for the APS/c NEX is proof of that. I want compact lenses too, but realize we are talking F4 or F4.5 to get anything worth shoot with at a price I can afford. Unrealistic expectations.

One other point- AF electronics will always add dimension to the lens design in question. Want small? Use manual focus lenses.

Link | Posted on Jan 10, 2015 at 15:00 UTC
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SteB: The 90mm macro, looks rather long for a 90mm macro lens. It looks more like a DSLR design with a built in extension to fit a short back flange distance. The Tamron 90mm macro, both the old and new additions, prove that a high performing 90mm macro lens for FF doesn't have to be big. In fact I think it's not unlikely this Sony lens may be based on the Tamron 90mm macro. I'm not saying it is, because we need to see the specifications. However, it would hardly be the first time a camera manufacture has done this.

The Tamron 90mm Macro is an excellent lens. I love mine. And it was very affordable.

Link | Posted on Jan 10, 2015 at 14:55 UTC

Once an image sensor exceeds 16 or 18 MP, lens quality becomes critical. More so, the smaller the sensor is.

Link | Posted on Jan 10, 2015 at 14:49 UTC as 55th comment

Too many people here want FAST, SMALL, HIGH QUALITY lenses. With no regard as to what's involved. Basically, you need to pick 2 variables, but you can NEVER have all 3 without paying $1,000s of dollars per lens. Most of us cannot afford that. Lens design is always about trade-offs. That dog of a lens they made to appease those who just had to have a compact mini-zoom for the APS/c NEX is proof of that. I want compact lenses too, but realize we are talking F4 or F4.5 to get anything worth shoot with at a price I can afford. Unrealistic expectations.

Link | Posted on Jan 10, 2015 at 14:43 UTC as 57th comment | 1 reply
On article Apple to cease development of Aperture (425 comments in total)

Time to disable the WiFi and Bluetooth chips on my iMac so Apple can't force OSX updates that prevent perfectly good applications from working.

Link | Posted on Jun 29, 2014 at 00:25 UTC as 37th comment | 1 reply

Beautiful images. Very nicely done.

Link | Posted on Jun 26, 2014 at 12:39 UTC as 11th comment
On article Adobe CC Announcements: What you need to know (181 comments in total)

$10 bucks a month… Is that enough to get us holdouts to join the 'Cloud'? I don't know. At least the price is somewhat more reasonable. That said, I refuse to work with a software program that is based on a subscription. It's just not going to happen. I draw issue with the entire premise. If you are OK, with that, go for it. I'm not.

Link | Posted on Jun 19, 2014 at 21:41 UTC as 16th comment

Getty finally figured out, how to market via Social Media.

Link | Posted on Mar 9, 2014 at 00:00 UTC as 18th comment
On article Using third-party lenses on the Sony a7 / a7R (532 comments in total)

Jesus! Stop using Auto ISO. I NEVER use it. How stupid is that? I have an NEX-7 I ONLY use with old 3rd party lenses and love it. I'm sorry the reviewer 'doesn't get it', but they continue this rant through the entire review. Get over it already!

Link | Posted on Jan 23, 2014 at 00:52 UTC as 72nd comment | 6 replies
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