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:

D3, D2H, 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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On DPReview Readers' best shots of 2014 article (57 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.

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

Awesome timing. great pose and beautiful dog.

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

This photo is too good to be placed so low.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 27, 2015 at 02:44 UTC as 1st comment | 1 reply
On Sony G Series XQD format v.2 memory cards introduced article (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.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 3, 2014 at 01:52 UTC as 1st comment
On Sony G Series XQD format v.2 memory cards introduced article (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.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 3, 2014 at 01:30 UTC
On Nikon D810 Preview preview (1591 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.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 26, 2014 at 23:06 UTC
On Nikon announces full-frame D810 with no OLPF article (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.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 26, 2014 at 15:29 UTC
On Nikon D810 Preview preview (1591 comments in total)

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

Direct link | Posted on Jun 26, 2014 at 15:19 UTC as 300th comment
On Nikon D810 Preview preview (1591 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.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 26, 2014 at 15:16 UTC
On Gardens: Butchart Gardens in British Columbia, Canada challenge (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.

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

This should have won.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 19, 2014 at 01:38 UTC as 1st comment

It just won't load for me.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 28, 2014 at 17:25 UTC as 54th comment
On Battle of the titans: Top ball heads tested article (273 comments in total)
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bikinchris: I completely disagree with your statment that other ball heads would not match up because they have smaller balls. The Markins Q20 ball head from Markins is rated for 110 lbs load. This is the best in its class (48mm and $415). Although it has a high price compared to many ball heads in this test, it has a higher load rating than many in the test.

Yet, the article compares using a ballhead with a 500mm lens and Markins uses an 800mm lens in their product video. Like I said, there are many ballheads that will work for the heaviest camera and equipment. How well they work is more important. Excluding the Markins because of ball size is more arbitrary than manufacturer ratings.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 14, 2014 at 13:25 UTC
On Battle of the titans: Top ball heads tested article (273 comments in total)
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bikinchris: I completely disagree with your statment that other ball heads would not match up because they have smaller balls. The Markins Q20 ball head from Markins is rated for 110 lbs load. This is the best in its class (48mm and $415). Although it has a high price compared to many ball heads in this test, it has a higher load rating than many in the test.

Forgot to say. If you need more than 110 pounds of load holdnig power, you are not looking for a ballhead. You need a bench vise.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 13, 2014 at 16:11 UTC
On Battle of the titans: Top ball heads tested article (273 comments in total)

I completely disagree with your statment that other ball heads would not match up because they have smaller balls. The Markins Q20 ball head from Markins is rated for 110 lbs load. This is the best in its class (48mm and $415). Although it has a high price compared to many ball heads in this test, it has a higher load rating than many in the test.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 13, 2014 at 15:52 UTC as 90th comment | 5 replies
On BlackBerry for sale? post (5 comments in total)

I guess the market is too small for the only secure phone on the market.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 18, 2013 at 23:55 UTC as 2nd comment

I have this phone and find that in good light the camera does a fine job. See my gallery for a few examples.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 12, 2013 at 18:03 UTC as 32nd comment | 3 replies
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shigzeo: Groceries, apartment complexes, life insurance, cars, shopping centres, electronics, home appliances, shipping, manufacturing, construction arms and more - I can't think of a more boring company to buzz about.

It's like buzzing about grass: "Dude, it's all over the place, everywhere! I wonder what new bit of dirt is going to get some this time? Will it be green?"

Seriously, Samsung do everything. I can't think of a reason to get excited by such an unfocused hodgepodge.

And yet, you did buzz about buzzing. If you don't like it, ignore it instead of drawing MORE attention to it..

Direct link | Posted on May 22, 2013 at 13:46 UTC
On iFixit tears into the Samsung Galaxy S4 post (55 comments in total)
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dpLarry: The Samsung phone is so so.

Who cares if it's easily repairable?

The Samsung phone is so-so compared to WHAT?

Direct link | Posted on May 21, 2013 at 16:13 UTC
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SeanOnt: The one thing BB offers that Iphone and Android don't is they have a true business platform that the others don't. Many corporations have jumped shipped and have tried to make an iphone a business phone but in the end they just don't integrate as well. If the new BB 10 OS and phones can catch up they will have a chance to rebound especially in the business world.

Sean,
A lot of iPhone fanboys don't want to hear that the reason the U.S. secret service, CIA and FBI still use Blackberry products is that they work so well and is still the most secure.
Of course, that doesn't mean much for personal users, since they don't use enterprise servers etc.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 31, 2013 at 15:01 UTC
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