bikinchris

bikinchris

Lives in United States Broussard, LA, United States
Works as a Bike shop owner, Photo stringer, Bicycle Educator
Joined on Dec 2, 2005
About me:

D4S, D3, 17-35, 28-70, 80-200 AFS, 200-400 f4 VRI, 50 f1.8, 55 f3.5, 105 f4, 2-SB-800
Semi Pro sports photographer
http://www.eaglewheel.us/Photo%20Index.htm

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NeonCarrot: Only if you limit that claim to digital cameras. Almost half a century ago (c. 1969) Minolta produced the 58 mm MC Rokkor f1.2 lens that surpassed then, and still surpasses today, anything else on the market. A massive piece of glass finished to the worlds highest optical and mechanical standards, the lens sold for around $972.00 - that's 1969 BTW. Image quality? Only today's best digital cameras are as good - but at what price?

Several companies made f1.2 lenses and even faster. I think Leica made an f.95 lens. But this is the fastest lens with a focal length of 35mm. Most of the super fast lenses were around 50mm in focal length with only a few exceptions.

Link | Posted on Jun 22, 2016 at 01:44 UTC
On challenge Landscape Photo with Natural Framing. (10 comments in total)
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JJabbysDad: Hello Bill, can you help me out please. I am a bit confused. In your description of the challenge you say "Frames may be man made such as walls or roofs, or natural, such as branches or geology." Then in additional rules it states "Photos where the frames is not natural (not man made) may be disqualified." Can you clarify for me please.
Thanks!
Keith

The TITLE says "Natural Framing" so I would hope so.

Link | Posted on Mar 12, 2016 at 22:57 UTC
On challenge Landscape Photo with Natural Framing. (10 comments in total)

I also have a question too. I hope you will accept vertical "portrait" composition as well as "landscape" orientation?

Link | Posted on Mar 12, 2016 at 22:56 UTC as 6th comment
On challenge My favorite photo of 2015 (2 comments in total)

I wanted to separate color and monochrome entries. If I think I have time, I might host one for only monochrome.

Link | Posted on Jan 24, 2016 at 04:03 UTC as 1st comment
On photo Thomas Jefferson Memorial as seen through the cherry blossoms in the national parks challenge (1 comment in total)

Wow, this should have been top 10 easily.

Link | Posted on Dec 21, 2015 at 23:33 UTC as 1st comment
On photo Oxbow Bend, Teton NP in the national parks challenge (1 comment in total)

Great shot.

Link | Posted on Dec 21, 2015 at 23:29 UTC as 1st comment
On photo Red Flower in the Your Best From the Panasonic LX100 challenge (1 comment in total)

Just a little deeper depth of field would make this much better. I like the unusual coloring of this hibiscus. Also, I think this should have placed higher.

Link | Posted on Dec 19, 2015 at 20:58 UTC as 1st comment
On photo Rivet flying in the Soggy Dog challenge (5 comments in total)

That dog looks like he is having fun.

Link | Posted on Dec 14, 2015 at 02:25 UTC as 5th comment
On photo A Framed Stag in the Borders challenge (15 comments in total)

Very nice.

Link | Posted on Dec 14, 2015 at 02:22 UTC as 14th comment
On photo BLAST OFF in the Space launch challenge (12 comments in total)

When I went to the last Atlantis flight, STS132, this is the view we got. But I used 800mm of lens (400mm and TC300) and still had to crop heavily. So this is a normal view to me from the public viewing area a little over 6 miles from the launch pad. The press images of shuttle launches are a side view and only 3.4 miles away. Compared to the 6.5 miles from the public viewing area.

Link | Posted on Sep 12, 2015 at 22:34 UTC as 1st comment
On article DPReview Readers' best shots of 2014 (58 comments in total)

I used to contribute often to the photos and the challenges. Then I saw how many good shots were voted down and the really bad shots that won. I don't mind my own shots not winning, but when I see great shots in every aspect losing challenges, I know the voting is being rigged.
Just like a local school I support was in a contest for money they would use for the school. They organized all of the parents and friends and were very comfortably in the lead in voting, then overnight the 2nd place school suddenly jumped ahead while the server was overloaded. Merit in the challenges doesn't seem to be the deciding factor.

Link | Posted on Mar 12, 2015 at 21:22 UTC as 4th comment | 1 reply
On photo Boing, boing in the My Best Photo of the Week challenge (26 comments in total)

Awesome timing. great pose and beautiful dog.

Link | Posted on Jan 28, 2015 at 01:00 UTC as 11th comment | 1 reply
On photo Scale model of Focke Wulf in the RC Toys challenge (2 comments in total)

This photo is too good to be placed so low.

Link | Posted on Jan 27, 2015 at 02:44 UTC as 1st comment | 1 reply
On article Sony G Series XQD format v.2 memory cards introduced (43 comments in total)

Almost everyone is missing one advantage of the higher speed XQD card: downloading a full card for processing, especially on a deadline. Minutes make a difference.
When the XQD meets it's maximum designed speed, it will be even faster than the CFast card that Sandisk is pushing to replace the CF card of today.

Link | Posted on Nov 3, 2014 at 01:52 UTC as 1st comment
On article Sony G Series XQD format v.2 memory cards introduced (43 comments in total)
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Marcelobtp: I can see it been used in professional bodys in few years. A99II probably will have it. For 4k or 8k use primarily. I can envision a new generation of sports cameras that will have 30 fps or more. The limitation would be file size basicaly 30 raw files per second is just too much, to make the camera cheaper they could use a smaller buffer and let the card be "the buffer". They make you pay more and you think about the cost of the card afterwards.

However, if you want to use 4K video at a higher than standard frame rate, you need a faster data rate.
Where it really helps is downloading a large number of files on a deadline like event coverage or sports.

Link | Posted on Nov 3, 2014 at 01:30 UTC
On article Benchmark Performance: Nikon D810 review (1980 comments in total)
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Higuel: Is anyone having problens with their messages&alerts in dpreview???

Thanks

Yes, none of the replies to my posts are accessible through the link at the top.

Link | Posted on Jun 26, 2014 at 23:06 UTC
On article Nikon announces full-frame D810 with no OLPF (99 comments in total)
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Bob Meyer: Wow. Nikon finally offers full HD recording. Maybe by 2024 they'll catch up to 4K?

Maybe by 2024, there will be a real use for 4K? Where is 4K broadcast now? Internet? How much bandwidth does your average person have?
No shows, no sports, no need for 4K yet. Yes, in a few years, there may be a bigger market for 4K, but not now.

2K would be nice, though.

Link | Posted on Jun 26, 2014 at 15:29 UTC
On article Benchmark Performance: Nikon D810 review (1980 comments in total)

For those of us who skipped the D800e, this is tempting. Maybe I need a travel body?

Link | Posted on Jun 26, 2014 at 15:19 UTC as 422nd comment
On article Benchmark Performance: Nikon D810 review (1980 comments in total)
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solarider: The low ISO ability at 64 and 32 should be terrific for landscape, to name just one use.

If you need to use a CPL filter (for various reasons), stacking a ND on top of that would not be a good idea. Especially if you are going to have cross lighting making ghosts in between your filters.

So ISO 32 is a good thing.

Link | Posted on Jun 26, 2014 at 15:16 UTC
On Challenge:9522 (1 comment in total)

I think I am done with the voters on the challenges. I don't think my shot was a winner, but there are a lot of good shots buried in the middle of this. Namely the 12th, 17th and others.

Posted on Apr 19, 2014 at 01:43 UTC as 1st comment
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