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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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.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 17, 2015 at 14:00 UTC
On Opinion: The myth of the upgrade path article (1457 comments in total)

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

Direct link | Posted on Jan 10, 2015 at 15:34 UTC as 154th 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.

Direct 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.

Direct 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.

Direct 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.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 10, 2015 at 14:43 UTC as 57th comment | 1 reply
On Apple to cease development of Aperture article (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.

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

Beautiful images. Very nicely done.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 26, 2014 at 12:39 UTC as 11th comment
On Adobe CC Announcements: What you need to know article (182 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.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 19, 2014 at 21:41 UTC as 15th comment

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

Direct link | Posted on Mar 9, 2014 at 00:00 UTC as 18th comment
On Using third-party lenses on Sony Cyber-shot a7 / a7R article (503 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!

Direct link | Posted on Jan 23, 2014 at 00:52 UTC as 61st comment | 6 replies
On Adobe expands Photoshop and Lightroom offer article (628 comments in total)

This just in! And why I can no longer trust Adobe to do the right thing. Who knew they still have not notified everyone of their security breech of a month ago? http://www.electronista DOT /articles/13/11/25/up.to.138.million.adobe.cc.accounts.violated.by.data.breach/

Direct link | Posted on Nov 26, 2013 at 12:16 UTC as 19th comment | 1 reply
On Adobe expands Photoshop and Lightroom offer article (628 comments in total)

There are a bunch of Adobe Corporate trolls doing damage control on this forum. You can tell who they are because they will not show their real face. To them I say- This was a bad corporate move, moving to a Net based license compliance model. This was never about the "Cloud". Your software is pirated because you want too much for it. All software has an 'ark of development and application' and all but the internet tools have reached maturity. Adding new features is meaningless when they go beyond the tools original spec. That Corporate chose to kill off the boxed SW versus selling it side by side with the subscription version sez volumes about Adobe's corporate greed. Take this to the board... Tell them "it's bad for public rations to continue down this path". Tell them "we are hemorrhaging our loyal base and this will have long term effects on the corporate bottom line". This, they will understand.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 25, 2013 at 12:54 UTC as 26th comment
On Adobe expands Photoshop and Lightroom offer article (628 comments in total)
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reginalddwight: Please forgive Adobe for trying to test the theory that a sucker is born every minute.

NO

Direct link | Posted on Nov 25, 2013 at 12:37 UTC
On Adobe expands Photoshop and Lightroom offer article (628 comments in total)
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Mark3M: Are they desperate, or what? CC is collapsing.

Hold on. Subscription is going away, along with upper management.

Hope springs eternal.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 25, 2013 at 12:10 UTC
On Adobe expands Photoshop and Lightroom offer article (628 comments in total)
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MarcLee: The funny thing here is that so many people are claiming Creative Cloud is cheaper, while Adobe are introducing it to stabilise and maximise income. So something is not adding up.

I don't manipulate the content of my photos much, just the overall look. So Capture One is fine.

But thanks to the guy who introduced Photoline further down the page. It's worth giving them some support.

You just made our case for 'NOT' subscribing. Some of us don't care that software development has it's ups and downs. It's the nature of the biz. Those 'lackluster updates is why some of us skipped updating in the first place. Innovation is driven by the potential of a boost in sales. To flatten out that revenue stream guarantees there will be less motivation to innovation because you have taken away the stimulus to do so. This is NOT a win/win situation. It was driven by corporate greed. Nothing else. I will NEVER buy another Adobe product.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 25, 2013 at 11:58 UTC
On Adobe expands Photoshop and Lightroom offer article (628 comments in total)
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carrigman: I think it's a very good offer and I have signed up. For €144 a year I have access to the best image editor there is with automatic updates as they arise. Already, ACR's Radial Filter and Automatic Perspective Correction - to name just two of CC's innovations- make it a very attractive option over previous versions. People may whinge about the concept of renting rather than owning the software but, like it or not, that is the way it's going to be and you either stick with your existing version of PS - which will become increasingly dated as time goes by - or you accept what Adobe are doing and go with the flow. Yes, you could also, of course, opt for another image editor but for me, I am so used to PS that a change was never a realistic proposition.

You mean the 'Shake Down filter'?

Direct link | Posted on Nov 25, 2013 at 11:48 UTC
On Sample gallery: Sony's 20.7-megapixel Xperia Z1 post (58 comments in total)
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The Scurvy Dog of PR: Didn't I read that Sony was getting out of the Cell Phone biz?

Yea. It was Panasonic, not Sony.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 10, 2013 at 01:20 UTC
On Sample gallery: Sony's 20.7-megapixel Xperia Z1 post (58 comments in total)

Didn't I read that Sony was getting out of the Cell Phone biz?

Direct link | Posted on Sep 9, 2013 at 19:56 UTC as 28th comment | 7 replies

Simply not good enough.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 5, 2013 at 23:38 UTC as 92nd comment
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