Paul Belanger

Paul Belanger

Lives in Canada Lethbridge Alberta, Canada
Works as a retired
Joined on Feb 2, 2009

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On The Month - September challenge (4 comments in total)

Couldn't this at least have waited until we were into September???

Direct link | Posted on Sep 12, 2014 at 02:20 UTC as 1st comment
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Biowizard: Kudos to the ESA - grabbing all the interesting space headlines this summer!

Brian

Americans do not have health care per se.
What you have is a federally legislated obligation to purchase health insurance, not unlike having a legislated obligation to purchase auto insurance in order to drive the hgwys and byways.
The old shell game.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 28, 2014 at 18:40 UTC
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Mike Sandman: Only a few occupations have persisted for much of humankind's existence, and soldiering is one of them. (Other examples are agriculture, fishing, metalworking and pottery-making.) Setting aside one's aversion for war, it's a fascinating look at the pace of change in technology, and the increased complexity of one's possessions as technology advances. Nicely done.

You forgot the ladies of the night, considered one of the oldest professions. It would be interesting to see how their kit has evolved over the centuries.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 28, 2014 at 06:41 UTC
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D1N0: What would we say when Nikon would target snipers in a marketing campaign? Blow out the infidels brains from a safe distance of 1.5 miles with the new Nikon head shot targeting scope.

What would we say when Nikon would target snipers in a marketing campaign?

I would think when bidding on military contracts they do exactly that.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 4, 2013 at 21:31 UTC
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Phil M Winder: Perhaps Land Rover and Toyota should be blamed as well.

Dear Sosmix
NOT SO, ONE CAN NOW ENGAGE IN DART HUNTING.
This involves close proximity stalking and darting the prey with tranquilizer. Then photos can be taken with the prey unconscious.
then it is revived with antidote and allowed to escape. This is more dangerous for the hunter and in fact somewhat levels the playing field. The hunter has to get within 30 yds to ensure success, pretty close when hunting white Rhino.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 4, 2013 at 21:30 UTC

D7100 Looks like an incremental improvement, BUT, when are these guys going to recognize that the photography ends at the sensor. ie, the glass and the exposure values, focusing VR etc all end up at the sensor. After that it is all "IT". Processing, noise reduction, Bayer algorithms. Features such as GPS, wireless. pano stitching, and on and on would be much more useful. There is little advantage with pixel count now that we are at the limit where the sensor resolution matches the glass in front. I vote for additional "IT" features, some of which haven't even been thought of yet.
I'm just saying.....

Direct link | Posted on Mar 29, 2013 at 06:08 UTC as 10th comment

Well I can speak from some experience as I use the original 80-400 almost daily. do about 60% of my shooting with it on an old D300. Shoot scenery, closeups, BIF, people, etc. I find this lens to be extremely versatile. I really like is the bokeh on long shots for detailed isolation.
This lens has a personality of sorts that takes a bit of practice to master, tricks to overcome the slower focusing and some time to get used to wide zoom range, But I found it worth the effort.The 300 is only a 12Mp so the the 80-400 easily handles that. last year I tested it out at the local photo shop on a d7000 with 70-200 2.8 I also own and the 80-400 gave better long shot results because it can get in closer. and thus preserves more detail, even though the 200 has better specs. Perhaps a D7100 will test the limits.
For me the original version removes all doubt, this format was a winner and I anticipate this iteration wil continue the tradition. But then I'm just an amature.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 7, 2013 at 06:39 UTC as 4th comment
On City of Tehran - Iran challenge (11 comments in total)
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jezkasdad: Is this sponsored by the CIA?

Most likely by the Eye atoola

Direct link | Posted on Jan 29, 2013 at 23:01 UTC
On Canon EOS 6D preview (1035 comments in total)
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Shunda77: Gee whiz, Nikon are even more than a generation ahead of Canon now. Catch up is becoming harder with every new release it would seem.

"Vibration Reduction (VR) - Nikon (produced the first optical stabilized lens, a 38-105mm f/4-7.8 zoom built into the Nikon Zoom 700VR (US: Zoom-Touch 105 VR) camera in 1994)[4]"
Source Wikipedia

Get with the picture mate

Direct link | Posted on Nov 21, 2012 at 03:20 UTC
On Canada, best for business challenge (15 comments in total)
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FNG303: Michael Caine played a better Alfie than Jude Law, don't you think ?

I see That FNG303 says
This user has chosen not to disclose their email address

With good reason

Another disgruntled QC nationalist seeking to disparage Canada with a bit of nasty left wing humor.
What not enough handouts from the west yet...?

Direct link | Posted on Apr 2, 2012 at 02:40 UTC
On Palin Pride in the Pride challenge (3 comments in total)

Sophomoric hunour? I thought the subject was pride as in vanity, not stupidity.
P.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 4, 2011 at 19:01 UTC as 2nd comment
On Black Bear in the Oh Canada! challenge (1 comment in total)

Great shot. Either you have one long lens or two long legs.
Shouda been #1 in my book!

Direct link | Posted on Feb 13, 2010 at 00:17 UTC as 1st comment
On Onion Picking with a scarecrow in the The Farming Life challenge (1 comment in total)

Nice picture. However is that one picker wearing some kind of animal constume?

Direct link | Posted on Feb 9, 2010 at 03:02 UTC as 1st comment
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