photogeek

photogeek

Lives in United States AK, United States
Joined on Nov 15, 2003

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straylightrun: Who is going to pay $1000 for a superzoom?

Or $300 for a fisheye converter.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 4, 2015 at 05:24 UTC
On Lowepro launches Echelon luxury bag line article (62 comments in total)

Hehe. They think they're Luis Vuitton.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 3, 2015 at 17:43 UTC as 17th comment

They're a year from shipping and the only thing they have is a render? Good luck with that.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 24, 2015 at 20:15 UTC as 134th comment | 2 replies

Now that's proper wildlife photography. Kudos.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 23, 2015 at 08:00 UTC as 19th comment

Answering the question: no. Next question.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 12, 2015 at 03:29 UTC as 80th comment
On Go wide! Hands-on with Canon's 11-24mm F4 L article (224 comments in total)
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photogeek: Heavier than the Nikon? But Nikon is already as heavy as a brick. I used to own that Nikon, and it never left the house. This one would double as exercise equipment.

You must also have the neck musculature of a Greek god. :-)

Direct link | Posted on Feb 6, 2015 at 18:44 UTC
On Canon EOS 5DS / SR First Impressions Review preview (2342 comments in total)

So basically it's like a Nikon D810 with no video features and worse high ISO? Good luck with that.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 6, 2015 at 06:55 UTC as 550th comment | 2 replies
On Go wide! Hands-on with Canon's 11-24mm F4 L article (224 comments in total)

Heavier than the Nikon? But Nikon is already as heavy as a brick. I used to own that Nikon, and it never left the house. This one would double as exercise equipment.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 6, 2015 at 04:51 UTC as 70th comment | 4 replies
On Canon EOS-1D C sees $4000 price drop in North America article (249 comments in total)

I'd buy one, but the lens is not quite large enough. Can they make it twice as large (and heavy) as the body? I'll pay extra.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 2, 2015 at 05:49 UTC as 12th comment | 3 replies
On Canon 7D mirror box filmed at 10,000fps article (175 comments in total)
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Lassoni: I've always found it fascinating when watching these kinds of videos. They kind of show how much mankind has progressed in different areas (mechanics, technology..). So much that we don't pay too much attention to these stuff anymore in our everyday lives.

Computers were actually invented _with_ the aid of computers. Computer used to be a profession: rows upon rows of mostly women sat in offices and computed numbers all day. Sometimes multiple times over, in parallel, for verification. Talk about a mind numbing job.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 31, 2015 at 06:12 UTC
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Stacey_K: I have to agree with other posters. These awards, like the news, promote the display of the worst side of humanity. What's next, an award of excellence given to someone who goes around photographing the gruesome details from car crash scenes? It borders on voyeurism. I have zero interest in viewing these type "projects" anymore than I would slow down driving by a crash site to get a better look.

Would you rather it was given to a photo of a kitten? These stories need to be told, or else people will keep slaughtering each other. If anything, I would say the photographers do not go far enough in their portrayal of war. It should be much like the D-Day scene of "Saving Private Ryan", because that's how it really is.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 26, 2015 at 20:09 UTC
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photogeek: Does it tilt back any?

No, I mean further back. If I, for instance, want to take a picture of something below but still bounce light off the ceiling.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 15, 2015 at 00:12 UTC

Does it tilt back any?

Direct link | Posted on Jan 14, 2015 at 21:07 UTC as 12th comment | 3 replies
On Samyang launches 135mm f/2.0 lens for stills and video article (150 comments in total)
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photogeek: Manual focus? What is this, 1935?

Except what you're purposefully not noticing is that with AF you have AF _and_ MF, and with MF only you're SOL with moving subjects, even if you stop down. I can sort of see MF for video, but for photography, MF just plain sucks.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 14, 2015 at 07:52 UTC
On Samyang launches 135mm f/2.0 lens for stills and video article (150 comments in total)

Manual focus? What is this, 1935?

Direct link | Posted on Jan 13, 2015 at 18:05 UTC as 11th comment | 7 replies

Can I pay for a mockup lens lineup with Monopoly money?

Direct link | Posted on Jan 11, 2015 at 00:07 UTC as 37th comment
On A photo sent home from the eastern front in 1944 in the Faux Old challenge (64 comments in total)
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Papi61: Yeah, I agree with CameraCarl that it's in very poor taste to glorify SS soldiers, as they were directly responsible for unspeakable atrocities, especially on the eastern front. I'm ethnically Jewish, and several of my ancestors were murdered by the SS in extermination camps. So you can understand how this particularly upsets me.

Incidentally, it's very disturbing to see how many of America's militia types and gun nuts in general have a deep admiration for Hitler's military and love to parade in Nazi regalia, as this photo shows.

Dude, I don't even know (nor care) who David Duke is, or what his argument is. I'm just saying that if you ask an average American about WW2, they will tell you that the U.S. won the war, and that Germans mostly killed Jews. Neither of which is true.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 3, 2015 at 19:44 UTC
On A photo sent home from the eastern front in 1944 in the Faux Old challenge (64 comments in total)
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Papi61: Yeah, I agree with CameraCarl that it's in very poor taste to glorify SS soldiers, as they were directly responsible for unspeakable atrocities, especially on the eastern front. I'm ethnically Jewish, and several of my ancestors were murdered by the SS in extermination camps. So you can understand how this particularly upsets me.

Incidentally, it's very disturbing to see how many of America's militia types and gun nuts in general have a deep admiration for Hitler's military and love to parade in Nazi regalia, as this photo shows.

No. But it qualifies as atrocities nevertheless. Those civilians did not deserve to die.

As to the Jews, the commonly heard narrative seems to portray them as if they're the only injured party in that conflict, while in reality that's simply not true. Most people think that there only were Jews in the concentration camps, and that is also not true: plenty of Russians, Poles, and others died in those gas chambers as well. Most people think only Jews were systematically exterminated by the SS, but people burned alive in the barns in Belarus beg to differ. I mean, I could continue the list, but it won't change your mind. You want to be a victim, and that you will be, facts notwithstanding.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 3, 2015 at 07:51 UTC
On A photo sent home from the eastern front in 1944 in the Faux Old challenge (64 comments in total)
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Papi61: Yeah, I agree with CameraCarl that it's in very poor taste to glorify SS soldiers, as they were directly responsible for unspeakable atrocities, especially on the eastern front. I'm ethnically Jewish, and several of my ancestors were murdered by the SS in extermination camps. So you can understand how this particularly upsets me.

Incidentally, it's very disturbing to see how many of America's militia types and gun nuts in general have a deep admiration for Hitler's military and love to parade in Nazi regalia, as this photo shows.

Also, regarding WW2 losses, Russia had far and away the highest number at 26 million. What happened to the Jews was tragic and unfair, but let us not forget who really won the war, and the price they paid for winning it.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 3, 2015 at 07:26 UTC
On A photo sent home from the eastern front in 1944 in the Faux Old challenge (64 comments in total)
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Papi61: Yeah, I agree with CameraCarl that it's in very poor taste to glorify SS soldiers, as they were directly responsible for unspeakable atrocities, especially on the eastern front. I'm ethnically Jewish, and several of my ancestors were murdered by the SS in extermination camps. So you can understand how this particularly upsets me.

Incidentally, it's very disturbing to see how many of America's militia types and gun nuts in general have a deep admiration for Hitler's military and love to parade in Nazi regalia, as this photo shows.

Papi61: British medical journal, The Lancet, has put the estimate of civilian casualties in Iraq alone, by 2006 (so it is higher now) at 655000 people. If that's not "atrocities", then I don't know what is. Like I said, war is hell, it's not like our men and women in uniform can choose to just not shoot. The men and women who command them should bear responsibility, and ideally stand trial for war crimes, since we had no good reason whatsoever to be there.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 3, 2015 at 07:24 UTC
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