Central Fla

Central Fla

Lives in United States FL, United States
Joined on Aug 31, 2009

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Central Fla: Does this take into account that the lenses are heavier than most and each time they are rented they have to be shipped through the dreaded 3. I cringe having to ship my stuff once let alone a hundred times and that does not even take into consideration the "rental car" mentality of the customers. The big 3 shippers in the U.S. are terrible, and the fact that a heavy lens last 100 weeks is a testimant to their build.

http://www.popularmechanics.com/technology/gadgets/tests/which-shipping-company-is-kindest-to-your-packages

I wonder if those big primes are in bigger boxes ?

Direct link | Posted on Aug 13, 2013 at 13:14 UTC

Does this take into account that the lenses are heavier than most and each time they are rented they have to be shipped through the dreaded 3. I cringe having to ship my stuff once let alone a hundred times and that does not even take into consideration the "rental car" mentality of the customers. The big 3 shippers in the U.S. are terrible, and the fact that a heavy lens last 100 weeks is a testimant to their build.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 13, 2013 at 12:44 UTC as 66th comment | 3 replies

I think organizations and corporations would be well served without a top heavy staff. These corp's run right into the ground with 7 figure stuffed shirts waiting for huge severance packages.

It is time for these folks to get together and start there own company's, they were the ones that got the job done anyway !!

If the CEO of disney 10 years ago gave up just 1/3rd of his bonus, 10,000 minimum wage earners could get a 10,000 dollar bonus.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 1, 2013 at 21:32 UTC as 43rd comment | 1 reply

It angers me how adobe toys with it's customers, giving tether to lightroom but not the 700 dollar CS6. It holds abilities from one so another will be purchased. Adobe has become an enemy. I hope their corporate greed ends in bankruptcy.

Direct link | Posted on May 17, 2013 at 11:23 UTC as 31st comment

Greed is the reason.

Executive quotes from Adobe

“We're driving migration to a subscription model in our Creative business faster than we predicted a year ago, and we are confident fiscal 2013 will be the pivotal year for the transition,” said Mark Garrett, executive vice president and chief financial officer, Adobe. “This will yield a stronger, more predictable recurring revenue model with higher long-term revenue growth.”

Adobe achieved revenue in Q4 FY2012 of $1.153 billion, exceeding its targeted range of $1.075 billion to $1.125 billion. During the quarter, the Company continued to accelerate adoption of Adobe® Creative Cloud™ as it migrates to a subscription model. Adobe also achieved record Adobe Marketing Cloud and Document Services revenue during the fourth quarter.

For fiscal year 2012, Adobe achieved record revenue of $4.4 billion.

Direct link | Posted on May 15, 2013 at 12:11 UTC as 47th comment

I wonder if they will try to find a way to kill the current software licenses ?

Direct link | Posted on May 6, 2013 at 19:12 UTC as 715th comment | 1 reply

There was video of a photographer lending a hand, not sure where but it was broadcast. His camera was around his shoulder while he was pulling on the fencing.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 21, 2013 at 12:34 UTC as 3rd comment
On Ethics of prize-winning photo debated article (151 comments in total)
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Lea5: That staged image won a price, because it is political with a liberal message. They want to sell this man in the image as the true low IQ bearded american who is ugly, fat and owns lots of big guns and is a thread to the american public.
What kind of people sitting as judges in those juries? Most of them are guilty white bourgeoisie liberals, who wants to ban guns and exterminate old american values. Disgusting people. I know many of them.

Everything is allowed in todays liberal society except yesterdays people, and look at how we are doing. I would like to see Edward Deming's statistical quality control applied to America.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 26, 2013 at 12:11 UTC
On Team Work in the (Semi-) Pro Equipment - NO rules! challenge (2 comments in total)

I really liked this image, Maybe a few shots with a narrower DOF to see how it went, nice expression on childs face and great feel with children playing on a dolly.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 1, 2013 at 16:36 UTC as 2nd comment
On Surface Tension in the (Semi-) Pro Equipment - NO rules! challenge (1 comment in total)

A bit washe3d out, nice shot maybe a little to much negative space and not enough color for me.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 1, 2013 at 16:33 UTC as 1st comment
On Davle in the (Semi-) Pro Equipment - NO rules! challenge (1 comment in total)

Nice shot, I would have cropped (shot) out some of the busy bush on the bottom right out, included more boat, lake, fog, reflection.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 1, 2013 at 16:15 UTC as 1st comment
On Lisbon in the (Semi-) Pro Equipment - NO rules! challenge (2 comments in total)

Perhaps to much sky, overall very nice shot, for me, I would crop closer to the top of the bridge and in a little.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 1, 2013 at 16:11 UTC as 1st comment
On _frangipani 1 in the (Semi-) Pro Equipment - NO rules! challenge (1 comment in total)

Flowers are a difficult subject, they leave little for the eye to focus on when a shallow DOF is used.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 1, 2013 at 16:07 UTC as 1st comment
On self portrait in the (Semi-) Pro Equipment - NO rules! challenge (1 comment in total)

Nice shadows, an unusual framing but it worked,
Smiles are sometimes said to wash away the true feelings of a portrait by overpowering it.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 1, 2013 at 16:04 UTC as 1st comment

A trillion dollar company wants to give away a couple of thousand dollars worth of prizes so they can select a few peoples hard work out of millions of entries to use as their advertising. Please intel get off your cheap *** and give these poor people a decent prize.

That is an insult.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 21, 2012 at 12:06 UTC as 28th comment | 4 replies
On Nikon D3200 preview (181 comments in total)

Why are so many people offended by higher megapixels. For those of us that may want large (huge) prints for exhibition or sale or just the ability to crop, MP is good. Of course those MP's have to be quality, the image has to be crisp and clear first and foremost. If I were to be shooting for editorial MP would not be as important, sealing, FPS, etc would be king. I think sometimes people get caught up in how much they spent and it is offensive to them that such a camera be so cheap. However, no weather sealing, 4 FPS, noise vs ISO, few in camera do-dads etc keep this from being a run around wedding make money on the little league camera. Some of us just want big prints, quality MP is king !!

Direct link | Posted on Apr 29, 2012 at 13:25 UTC as 31st comment
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Sdaniella: first week of April... and there's a full moon out!!!
show us some nice low light deep blue starry skies (with no stars 'streaking') full moonlit landscape... portraits...!!! (cityscapes too if not mountains...)
:D
how are the night skies out there in Seattle??? clear or clouded?

i've long hit the limits on low light hi-ISO non-streaking starry bright blue skied landscape non-flash portraits (looking like daylight) of my 5DMkII... and definitely see the 5DMkIII as allowing me to acquire much better IQ for such scenarios... (without having to resort to too long an exposure)... there is just nothing more breathtaking than pinpointed starry skies reflecting in a glassy calm lake hi-dof landscape (non-flash portraits too) on a windless night (looking like a sunny blue sky day)...

5D MK III is an artistic camera right ??? exactly why she would want to see those images. 1DX is more a journalist sports shooters right ????

Direct link | Posted on Apr 7, 2012 at 11:53 UTC

I am a fan of all cameras, especially Canon. Based on these samples I would not buy this camera. Look at the man taking a picture of the purple reflective wall. What is supposed to be in focus ??

They look terrible. I am still waiting for a snappy crisp clean image. If this camera is for the pro folks, and needs a pro behind it to make great images, then please stop posting jpegs, they look incredibly crappy !!

Look at this photographers Mk II image of the owl.

http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/read.asp?forum=1032&message=41021413

Direct link | Posted on Apr 7, 2012 at 11:34 UTC as 51st comment

Struggling for camera sales heh !!

Direct link | Posted on Oct 12, 2011 at 19:00 UTC as 230th comment
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