babart

babart

Lives in United States ME, United States
Works as a Pharmacist
Has a website at www.brucebartrug.com
Joined on Jun 23, 2008

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On Opinion: Do we really need the Fuji X30? article (310 comments in total)
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Pixel Pooper: It looks like they tried to make it as ugly as possible, and succeeded.

Ugly is in the eyes of the beholder. If you'd grown up in the mid-20th Century you'd know how common this "look" was. Truthfully, take a look at today's Leica rangefinders and tell me there's much difference.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 27, 2014 at 11:17 UTC
On Adobe CC Announcements: What you need to know article (182 comments in total)
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MarkusDaaniel: I can fully understand Adobe's rationale behind this but I can not endorse it any way. Subscription only might seem good idea only if you are thinking in terms of next month. But the problem with it all becomes quite obvious when the economic downturn comes round again. With perpetual licensing one could easily skip a upgrade cycle or two and still get all the work done but with subscription it comes down to cutting something else off. Mostly likely some of the staff. Subscription model makes budgeting hugely inflexible.

As Windows 7 is supported until 2020 at least Photoshop CS6 will do just fine. Fortunately there's plenty of good RAW converters around (DXO Optics, Capture One, AfterShot) Lightroom won't be missed much.

I have to agree. I bought LR 5 as a front end for CS6 and as digital asset management system (LR has catalog-based search function for photos), but frankly haven't used it much. I detect a very strong opposition among photographers to the subscription plan, and frankly I'm one of them. I think Adobe misread their customers. It's not the same in the graphic arts crowd, as there aren't many other Creative Suites out there. For photographers there are several other options that still don't have a subscription plan.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 19, 2014 at 21:15 UTC
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ch13: I find most of these comments sad...in fact what is the point of this story? Somebody made a mistake and didn't put the battery in the box, big deal. The story is snarky and the comments, filled with banal sarcasm are simply sad and depressing.

The T, while too expensive for most of us, is certainly a work of art, and the photos it takes are probably very fine. The comments, however, are aimed at the ridiculous drooling over every facet of the box and the machined hotshoe and battery covers. Comments that are more than appropriate for drooling that borders on sexual fetishism. Would the comments be the same if this were just another Canon Elph?

Direct link | Posted on Jun 14, 2014 at 16:49 UTC
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SeeRoy: "Unboxing..."
The most pitiful symptom of a bankrupt consumer culture - "bankrupt" in both a literal and metaphorical sense.

I agree. While I've envied Leica cameras since the M3, this bit of camera fetishism is nauseating. I have a pair of Leica binoculars and just put a piece of duct tape over the red circle.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 14, 2014 at 13:34 UTC
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babart: At last! I'm getting in line. I really want a 10 or 12mm lens, but I've put off buying another two-pound zoom that takes up half your camera bag. I was, however, considering the Fuji X 10-24, but at $1000 vs $400 for the Samyang, the latter is a no-brainer. Samyang lenses are excellent optically, and who needs autofocus at 12mm?

BAB

You're right, of course, but what I meant is (and didn't include) is that most subjects shot with a 12mm lens aren't usually moving very much. Hence one has time to manually focus. And yes, even at f/8 a focus tweak before pushing the button would be most advantageous :).

Direct link | Posted on May 29, 2014 at 15:20 UTC
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Artistico: It trolls the web? Really? I thought there was enough trolling just in the DPReview forums for starters. Why would we want anyone else to start trolling for us as well? =P

Some people would complain about anything.

Direct link | Posted on May 22, 2014 at 01:27 UTC
On Behind the Shot: Shredded article (79 comments in total)

Very nice. The foreground adds greatly to the interest.

I recognized this mountain instantly, although I shot it in late May from the broad angle, with a horse in the foreground. See here: http://www.brucebartrug.com/iceland/917ns36whvr47aheq4vsesla6sm7jy.

Very interesting place, the Snaefellsnes Peninsula. I'd love to return soon.

BAB

Direct link | Posted on May 6, 2014 at 21:48 UTC as 26th comment | 1 reply

This is the reason I rarely enter photo contests. What were the judges smoking?

Those complaining about negative comments must be art reviewers. Many of these photos are very ordinary, if not surprisingly bad. So what if they're part of a "series?" They're still not good. There are some quality images, but the architecture and landscape shots make me wonder what was going on at the judging.

BAB

Direct link | Posted on May 4, 2014 at 20:08 UTC as 41st comment | 3 replies
On Ricoh announces medium-format Pentax 645Z article (161 comments in total)

Wow. Out of my dollar reach, but not a bad price either. I still shoot 6x4.5 cm film and the results are quite amazing. This little jobie would make them even more so. The Pentax 645 was always the easiest MF film camera to use. The viewfinder was very good.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 15, 2014 at 01:32 UTC as 52nd comment
On Manfrotto 190 Series Carbon Fiber Tripod Review article (72 comments in total)

God, I love my aluminum Giottos (two of them.) I saved over $200 compared to this carbon model by Manfrotto. The weight difference is 6 ounces and they hold the same payload.

BAB

Direct link | Posted on Apr 6, 2014 at 12:50 UTC as 10th comment

What Amber said.

How often I've encountered the same need to cool my own ideas. For too long. I'm retired now and can do what I want.

BAB

Direct link | Posted on Apr 3, 2014 at 02:21 UTC as 6th comment
On Review: Ona Lima camera strap article (144 comments in total)

Sort of nice looking, but too many buckles and things that scratch. Too, if you're planning on taking your Fuji to a tropical country don't use a leather strap. These rot and break in about two weeks in hot humid climates.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 25, 2014 at 17:30 UTC as 29th comment
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PicOne: Why am I confused on this matter? Ok, it's 12mm. 12mm is 12mm. BUt how does a 12mm offer the same angle of view (98.9 degrees per above), irregardless of the sensor's crop factor (eg. M43 vs. APSC, etc?)

You're not wrong. That's why 12mm gives 12mm coverage on full-frame sensors, but only allows the equivalent of 18mm on APS-C and 24mm on MFT. The 18 and 24 are the full-frame equivalents of the crop factor imposed by the smaller sensor, which can only "see" a portion of the circle thrown toward the sensor by a 12mm angle of view.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 23, 2014 at 12:49 UTC
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Rod McD: Looks like an interesting lens. Some of the posts below are amazing. It was announced today, not one has been sold and no-one has seen an image from it. Surely critics and potential buyers alike should wait until we see what the lens's IQ and characteristics look like before passing judgement?

You could be right, Rod, but I've used borrowed Rokinon lenses before and found them to be quite sharp and contrasty. Reviews say the same. Perhaps Samyang/Rokinon can put their money into glass instead of focus motors and anti-shake devices. In some cases, simpler is just fine, as it's less expensive and lighter in weight. Generally speaking, the subjects usually portrayed by super-wide lenses aren't moving very fast :).

Direct link | Posted on Mar 22, 2014 at 17:48 UTC

At last! I'm getting in line. I really want a 10 or 12mm lens, but I've put off buying another two-pound zoom that takes up half your camera bag. I was, however, considering the Fuji X 10-24, but at $1000 vs $400 for the Samyang, the latter is a no-brainer. Samyang lenses are excellent optically, and who needs autofocus at 12mm?

BAB

Direct link | Posted on Mar 21, 2014 at 23:22 UTC as 16th comment | 2 replies
On Nikon D4s: CP+ Hands-on and interview article (54 comments in total)

Oh wow! I've been waiting with bated breath for this!

Snore.
Why anyone, even a pro, would spend $6000 on a camera body I haven't the slightest.

BAB

Direct link | Posted on Mar 14, 2014 at 16:00 UTC as 2nd comment
On Getty and Flickr to cease partnership article (19 comments in total)
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plasnu: I feel that Flickr is dying, very unfortunately. Their search engine and the way of show pictures is so unsophisticated...

I couldn't agree more. Now that Getty isn't looking at Flickr images I may migrate to Ipernity, which at least doesn't blare images like a teen-aged car radio and where one can navigate without being a programmer. I have friends on Flickr but frankly I see many people just not bothering with it anymore.

BAB

Direct link | Posted on Mar 11, 2014 at 14:20 UTC
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babart: Besides photography, I also work as an illustrator. There is the same conflict in professional artwork. But among illustrators, selling the rights to future use in any form exacts a much higher price than work done for specific project or client in which the artist retains rights to the work.

To me, this offer seems a bit suspicious, as does anything that seems too good to be true. $175 is a decent price for a photo, but I suspect that many photographers will save their best images for selling more than once.

BAB

I ran this by some illustrator friends and they had the same notion I stated above. Selling your rights to art work, including photos, isn't the best way to profit from your best work. Most of the images sold at 500px will be those from photo enthusiasts -- and they'll be lucky to get sold once. Pros will keep their work to sell as they fit, in prints, books, stock where they keep the license, and anywhere else they can find a buyer.
BAB

Direct link | Posted on Mar 9, 2014 at 13:00 UTC

Besides photography, I also work as an illustrator. There is the same conflict in professional artwork. But among illustrators, selling the rights to future use in any form exacts a much higher price than work done for specific project or client in which the artist retains rights to the work.

To me, this offer seems a bit suspicious, as does anything that seems too good to be true. $175 is a decent price for a photo, but I suspect that many photographers will save their best images for selling more than once.

BAB

Direct link | Posted on Mar 8, 2014 at 12:38 UTC as 22nd comment | 3 replies

Where does it say Getty will make money from advertising without paying a share to photographers?
BAB, a Getty Contributor

Direct link | Posted on Mar 6, 2014 at 20:25 UTC as 19th comment
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