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avicenanw: Shame to have this turned into a political forum. This piece can be found elsewhere if anyone cares to read about it. DPR is not the place for it. What have this got to do with reviewing cameras and photography?

All art is political and photo j is as much of the scene as anything you shoot.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 26, 2015 at 12:24 UTC

Just to offer a different view, leaving aside my and Jon Stewart's abject hatred for the person, these images show a lot going on in a room with no windows. People stand close by to one another, with dry looks painted on their faces. And, Cheney, who brought this attack on and Condy, who could have stopped it, and that CIA jerk who didn't see it coming, all look uncomfortable. Some of the images look cooked. I think only those who haven't been in situation rooms like this would think it was business as usual. The state of calm posited by the writer gives theses players more credit than they deserve.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 26, 2015 at 12:23 UTC as 59th comment
On photo the embrace in the Gay love II challenge (5 comments in total)

This photo is terrific.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 23, 2015 at 19:42 UTC as 5th comment

more on strips

Direct link | Posted on Jul 19, 2015 at 13:51 UTC as 2nd comment
On article Canon introduces 430EX III-RT Speedlite (96 comments in total)

Still cannot use the flashes with a sekonic light meter. I am so upset about this. Other than that, I have the 600s and the transmitter. Just fabulous.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 8, 2015 at 12:42 UTC as 18th comment

I have L lenses. Will they be sharper? I love all of them. Will they be less sharp? Cannot spend more on glass. Don't have the money for a medium format or a Leica. Is this the camera of my present dreams?

Direct link | Posted on Feb 18, 2015 at 15:49 UTC as 337th comment | 5 replies
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AbrasiveReducer: "but at least it isn't a step backwards." That's a gold award right there. But maybe these super high mp cameras really are a step backwards? In practical terms, you pay a premium. In exchange, you need to worry more about camera vibration, possible moire and lenses that were fantastic may no longer be, or even require upgrading. And don't forget to spend more computer power and bigger HDs.

An awful lot people buy and use cameras primarily for fun (despite what they say.) And this doesn't sound like that much fun.

A big concern of mine. Will the L lenses be sharper?

Direct link | Posted on Feb 18, 2015 at 15:45 UTC
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stawarz: So will this set a precedent whereby if an animal takes a picture of itself the photographer who's equipment took the image no longer assumes copyright? Now what happens to all the other wildlife pictures whereby they were triggered by the animal tripping a remote release and not by the photographer, have they in fact taken a selfie?

No analagous. The photographer conceived the idea.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 22, 2014 at 13:55 UTC

Very sad. Bad enough the stories don't spread the news anymore. Now no pictures, either. Soon, no comics. I know why. Went to photography school as a non-trad. Kids didn't read or write. Couldn't tell a story in words or pictures. Never saw one with a paper. They didn't know history or respect it. Just me, me, me. So, why have photojournalists if no stories can be told and if there were, no people would read or understand them.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 10, 2013 at 12:11 UTC as 10th comment
On Connect post Simple Photo Tips: Use your tablet computer as a light source (68 comments in total)

Enjoy Connect a lot. Think it informs about an area of photography's art and craft handily. Need to know about apps and gadgets for my phone and Ipad.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 23, 2012 at 12:52 UTC as 29th comment

Did they fix the tethered shootin?

Direct link | Posted on Oct 3, 2012 at 17:57 UTC as 31st comment | 1 reply
On photo _MG_4750-2K in the SIDE LIT MALE PORTRAIT "B&W" challenge (6 comments in total)

First, you have to find a person who looks like this who wants to be photographed. Strong. High ISO a challenge won by the shooter, as was the use of the 24 which didn't distort. High praise for this image and its maker.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 27, 2011 at 17:41 UTC as 1st comment
On article Canon updates EOS 5D Mark II firmware to v2.1.1 (17 comments in total)

Please help me. If I download the latest version, do I update all the previous updates or just the latest one?

Direct link | Posted on Nov 17, 2011 at 01:36 UTC as 10th comment | 1 reply
On article Editorial Lighting - The Minimalist Way (89 comments in total)

Well written, informative and inspiring. Building the scene. Have to learn this. Need to know so much to produce creative works. Not my look, but that's the point. I need a look. Sadly, every time I see what others do, I want to throw my lens into a fire and take up reading. Maybe not this time. Thank you very much.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 9, 2011 at 14:49 UTC as 52nd comment | 11 replies
On photo cow tracks in the Cow portrait challenge (1 comment in total)

I took a workshop with Jay Maisel. Submitted a very strong image that I had worked hard to capture. He put it up on the screen for a tenth of a second and said, "it could have been worse."

Direct link | Posted on Sep 3, 2011 at 13:07 UTC as 1st comment
On article Leica launches M9-P professionally targeted rangefinder (100 comments in total)

If I had the money, I would buy this camera in a second and spend the rest of my life learning how to use it.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 22, 2011 at 17:38 UTC as 36th comment
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