happypoppeye

happypoppeye

Lives in United States AK, United States
Has a website at www.pbase.com/happypoppeye
Joined on Aug 27, 2006

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artwine: Lesson 1 - which should be obvious by now - is that if you post anything on the Internet, anywhere, then it's now in the public domain. You have relinguished your rights to it, in essence. If you don't like it, don't post! There's a price to pay for "advertising".

...sounds like some people got an F in the first lesson.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 26, 2014 at 16:30 UTC

Honestly, I couldn't care less about the camera that took the picture. ...but good shot ...first time I ever saw it.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 16, 2014 at 18:31 UTC as 42nd comment
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matador88: so what is the advantage of this new slide over current leash??

It cost more, there are more parts to break, it takes more time to put it on, and together, and its more of a hassle because it takes up more space. It looks like that girl in the middle has a strap that takes up three times the volume of the actual camera.

I guess if your into "accessories" though...

Direct link | Posted on Jul 4, 2014 at 14:14 UTC
On Nikon D810 Preview preview (1154 comments in total)
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select: nice improvements, but the lack of 4k video, wifi and gps, is a shame for a camera that costs over 3k euros

Unless you are using it to take pictures ...wifi and gps is just fluff

Direct link | Posted on Jun 26, 2014 at 12:57 UTC

Awesome ...so you buy a mirrorless camera for the main advantage of being smaller and lighter than an SLR then you put it on the back of one of the biggest heaviest cameras you can find.

Nice shots ...but wouldn't a macro lens work?

Direct link | Posted on Jun 25, 2014 at 12:59 UTC as 43rd comment | 2 replies
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Billy Chiu: can we please have a comparison of the Panasonic GH4 with the Canon 5DM3?

Yes...
Stills: Canon
Video: Panny

...not sure why you need a review.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 22, 2014 at 15:25 UTC
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quezra: Finally the tele lens! Now where's the EVF and grip to use it properly?

Yes ...it needs to be at least as big as their smallest slr ...otherwise whats the point.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 17, 2014 at 23:38 UTC
On Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III First Impressions Review preview (2979 comments in total)
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Mike FL: This Sony is the NIGHTMARE for Canon G1XMK2 if RX100M3 Lowlight IQ is as good as RX100M2 [which is much better than Canon G1X MK2].

Forget about Nikon 1 as Nikon J1 with 10/30mm lens is priced @$199 in OfficeDepot in US.

IQ is everything, and four poor IQ Nikon J1 (4x199=796) is $2 cheaper than one RX100M3 ($798).

Well executed, Sony!

Sounds good but IQ is usually way the down the list, as evidenced by your post stating that IQ is everything yet I can think of about 25 or 30 cameras right off the bat that have better IQ.

Direct link | Posted on May 16, 2014 at 11:16 UTC
On Calumet Oak Brook, Illinois store reopens this Sunday article (41 comments in total)
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BRPWS: and what about the employees Calumet screwed. It seems to me that bankruptcy for companies like Calumet come at great cost to the people who worked and supported them as well as customers. How many times does a company have to go bankrupt for them to stay out of the business altogether.

I agree with BRPWS ...if a company buys the name then expect the reputation the name comes with. Calumet was a thief and if this new company wants the name without paying back the customers the name ripped off then their a thief too.

Direct link | Posted on May 10, 2014 at 01:00 UTC
On Samsung NX mini First Impressions Review preview (563 comments in total)
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supeyugin1: "On the top of the camera here's a built-in flash nestled under the panel just above the lens mount, and a proprietary accessory port hidden under the cover in the middle of the top deck. "

I see that built-in flash is on the front of the camera. The cover on top of the lens mount is the LCD hinge.

...the other cover.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 23, 2014 at 22:35 UTC
On Nikon 1 V3: a quick summary article (597 comments in total)

Looks like a nice little camera ...with a nice big camera price. Why is this so expensive?

Direct link | Posted on Mar 14, 2014 at 01:37 UTC as 73rd comment

Well, usually most of the comments here are "anti-brand" type but this time I have to agree with most of them.
The camera looks great and I would definitely be interested. Looks like the nicest of the 1 series yet ...but $1199? That is almost just about insane. I need neither the EVF nor the grip, yet I have to buy it to get the camera ...dumb. Nikon is making people buy a camera that most people will buy for the size yet those people have to also buy the grip that will never be used by most? C'mon.

Things like this and like the Canon EOS-M AF make me think that maybe it is time for Nikon to Canon to start losing massive amounts of money on their photo divisions. Ashame ...great looking and spec'd camera.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 13, 2014 at 10:47 UTC as 31st comment | 1 reply
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Marty4650: Wait.... can this possibly be right?

$2,000 for a Nikon V3 with a 3X normal zoom lens, an optional EVF, and a battery grip to make it larger? $1,000 more for a telezoom lens?

Suddenly.... a Fuji XT1, or an Olympus EM1 looks like a bargain!

Just wondering ...where is the $2000 coming from?

Direct link | Posted on Mar 13, 2014 at 10:42 UTC
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Dheorl: He did a pro photographer cheap camera challenge recently as well. Camera wasn't as terrible as some of the previous ones but he did get some very cool shots.

Just saw that last night ...honestly, didn't think it was all that good but you can tell that the guy definitely knew his stuff.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 8, 2014 at 17:06 UTC

That thing is uglier than the wood panel sigma ...ha.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 13, 2013 at 19:10 UTC as 38th comment
On Homemade rig captures extreme macro shots of snowflakes article (186 comments in total)

Some great shots.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 4, 2013 at 21:00 UTC as 24th comment
On Canon announces EOS M2 in Japan article (619 comments in total)
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ImagesInstyle: it wont sell outside because america's always complaining about something.
no matter what camera is made, there will be a group of trolls *itching about this and that.
Japanese people dont *itch like americans, and i dont blame them for keeping it only in japan.

You both have good points...

Direct link | Posted on Dec 3, 2013 at 18:39 UTC
On Canon announces EOS M2 in Japan article (619 comments in total)
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happypoppeye: Well, the one major item wrong with the M1 was the autofocus so lets hope Canon got that right this time. Not sure what they (as well as Nikon) are thinking but good job not cannibalizing your low end SLR sales and at least keeping the money from that cannibalization ...let the other companies get the money and cannabilize them instead.

...I'm not that interested in sales numbers and thats why I don't google the facts. Way to try and demean the original post to make your point.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 3, 2013 at 14:04 UTC
On Canon announces EOS M2 in Japan article (619 comments in total)

Well, the one major item wrong with the M1 was the autofocus so lets hope Canon got that right this time. Not sure what they (as well as Nikon) are thinking but good job not cannibalizing your low end SLR sales and at least keeping the money from that cannibalization ...let the other companies get the money and cannabilize them instead.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 3, 2013 at 13:43 UTC as 181st comment | 3 replies

...and there is one thing that makes all of these bad for social photography or at least the type shown in the main photo above. ...people drinking, spilling drinks, and dropping things. The best social camera I've used is the panny ts20 ...waterproof, cheap, who cares, have fun.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 1, 2013 at 14:47 UTC as 10th comment
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