hzmeyer: Sorry, but Drobo is not idiot proof. I had one for several years. It had 3 HDs and I thought my photos were totally protected. One day I wanted to format a travel drive and casually placed the cursor on that drive- I thought. It actually was in between that travel drive and Drobo in MY COMPUTER and, as you might guess, it chose Drobo. I clicked FORMAT and years of photos were gone in an instant. You might say to always have several backups. Well, I thought I did- 3 to be exact.
As others indicate, the normal user (yourself) should NEVER use live redundancy in lieu of a backup. They're not the same. One backs up your data, the other merely improves uptime. Get your backup situation figured out first, then think about RAID. Never equate them.
Mrrowe8: These are super priced till you contemplate the idea of mobile shooting the battery is. 800$ so at that point alien bees make more sense. .. If your not going do any out door shooting or out door and can't use a plug in car jack these are super idea
You can use the same portable power with both systems.
Michael Piziak: No. 3 caught my eye as fake too. How does one stand on a ledge and their shadow is directly below them ?
I think Michael's initial reaction is correct. The rock sticking out of the water is clearly front lit and creating a reflection. The man is not.
This is getting so far out of hand, the next thing you know someone is going to patent the making of toast.
Oh wait: http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser?Sect2=PTO1&Sect2=HITOFF&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsearch-bool.html&r=1&f=G&l=50&d=PALL&RefSrch=yes&Query=PN%2F6080436
Nothing against the Chirs, but why is this worthy of posting on DPReview? It's using a DC Coupler for what a DC Coupler is designed for. Where's the news here?All Chris did was mount the battery in a very inconvenient location. I can see my head hitting the battery or the cable. Not to mention, losing the ability to attach a flash or even the ability to use the built-in flash.
When it comes to lighting, I've a lot of respect for Joe McNally. However, I really didn't need all those close shots of his face! :)
There is nothing particularly good about that photo. The composition is poor. Without the story, it severely lacks emotion. It actually seems to take away from the story.Apparently, Pulitzer doesn't mean a whole lot.
I like it, but it's a niche product.
A lens cap tether doesn't look as good, but it's more effective and can be had for $2.
Infared: I say go with this:http://www.ebay.com/itm/SMDV-Speed-Light-PS-360-Bare-Bulb-Flash-aka-Godox-Wistro-AD-360-PB960-Battery-/321311581242?pt=Digital_Camera_Flashes&hash=item4acfa9a43a
You are TOTALLY portable with lots of power and fast recycle!!!!!!
and a lot more expensive.
Rage Joe: Boring, lifeless pictures. Sorry.
The bottles against a white background tell no story. They're more documentation photos than anything else.
Even ONE of these in it's found environment would be more impactful than a all these portraits put together.
I know people are upset about U-Point. So am I. I can kind of understand they've a licensing issue.
What puzzles me more is the lack of any localized edits. If there's a blemish, I don't see how to remove it. I don't even see red-eye removal.
The price is right and it is a respectable replacement for View NX2, but it has a long way to go to be a replacement for Capture NX2. I'll keep running Capture NX2 for now, but when it becomes too dated, I'm not sure what I'll resort to. I'd like to avoid Adobe, but we'll see.
Jun2: buy a camera with wifi
If buying new, yes. I'm not replacing my perfectly good D7000 just to get Wifi, when a sub $100 SD card will give me this feature.
It sure would be nice if Nikon could release a minor update of a product without a lot of people bashing them.
I don't know why the naysayers are so bloody vocal.
Mr Fartleberry: NX 2 = LOL Like using System 7.5 on a Mac.
Looking at your posting history, you're a very negative person. I hope you get better.
bigdaddave: A lovely bit of fun, but I hope this isn't being taken seriously as an 'artistic' project
I'd say even fewer people would consider the peanut butter floor to be art. I took at look at your link and felt sorry for the poor person that has to clean it up.
brn: To pull this off with a small flashlight is impressive. Unfortunately, it's not very interesting.
My critics missed my first sentence.
KariIceland: Okay for all the nay sayers here: Are you guys INSANE?!Also if you don't like it, go and make a BETTER one, put up or shut up.
Opinions are OK, yours included. They don't all have to be positive.
To pull this off with a small flashlight is impressive. Unfortunately, it's not very interesting.
Unlike many posting here, I don't hate HDR. However, in these "photos" it's abused. Looks like something you'd see in a video game.
Will Edwards: It's not in my camera bag, but if in the city in the middle of the night or for sunrise shots, I carry a 9mm, and I know how to use it. If out in the woods, it's a 45mm. And I am not talking about camera lens.
Or at least not where the heck Will lives.