Ian

Ian

Lives in United States Tallahassee, FL, United States
Joined on May 18, 2001

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On Travel tripods: Comparing 5 aluminum kits article (106 comments in total)
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MarioV: Nice selection of tripods. If you dont need as much capacity, then also look at the MeFOTO BackPacker.

The aluminum versions aren't a whole lot heavier and are plenty light. For the price, they are really nice. I was surprised that the ballhead is A/S compatible and it holds my 5DIII with RRS L-bracket and 24-70 f/2.8 II and TS-E 17/24 lenses with no problem at all. The fit & finish are excellent as well. It's not going to replace a big tripod, but for travel, it's excellent.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 21, 2014 at 20:04 UTC
On Travel tripods: Comparing 5 aluminum kits article (106 comments in total)
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MarioV: Nice selection of tripods. If you dont need as much capacity, then also look at the MeFOTO BackPacker.

I bought one a few months ago and it's a great tripod for travel.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 20, 2014 at 20:19 UTC
On Sony Alpha 7S added to test scene comparison tool article (272 comments in total)

Holy crap that's impressive! The comparison at 102,400 where the other cameras match it is even more amazing.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 20, 2014 at 16:01 UTC as 36th comment
On Nikon 1 V3: a quick summary article (596 comments in total)

If this can do 20fps and get most of the shots in focus, it will be a killer little camera for sports.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 13, 2014 at 17:04 UTC as 112th comment | 5 replies

I was looking for something similar for my Nexus 5 and found the tiny Meenova drive that plugs into a micro USB port and reads microSD cards. Sure, you have to shoot with an adapter for most cameras, but if you have a camera with multiple slots, like my 5DIII, you can copy it to the (micro)SD card and then plug it in your phone. For $15 with shipping, it's a good deal, and C-Net and others have given it good reviews. DPReview Connect might consider reviewing it - and I can follow up on this post once mine arrives.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 4, 2013 at 13:08 UTC as 10th comment | 1 reply
On Adobe hack affects 38 million users, not 2.9 million article (156 comments in total)
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CBuff: I thought that I was not part of the 2.9M affected users. Yesterday, I received an email from Adobe asking me to change my account information. Basically, I have been misled for a couple of weeks, believing that my information with Adobe was safe.

Oh man ...

It took them THAT long to find out how many user were impacted ? and it took that THAT long to inform us ?

Epic fail !

There was a day when the Adobe brand was cherished by photographers worldwide. It moved from positive to neutral to negative. Don't even mention the name Adobe to me

You'll also receive a letter in the mail giving you a year of free credit monitoring.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 30, 2013 at 18:44 UTC
On Adobe hack affects 38 million users, not 2.9 million article (156 comments in total)
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linslus: What is the relation between customer accounts and the source code to Photoshop, anyone?

If a hacker has the source code, it's MUCH easier to find vulnerabilities. This is not good for anyone using PS and worse for Acrobat (source code also stolen) considering the number of people using the software.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 30, 2013 at 18:40 UTC

I could care less about the camera - I'm jealous you guys were in Lynchburg! What an amazing place - I used to go there a lot when I lived in Tennessee, but it's been years. I'm sure you enjoyed the tour.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 30, 2013 at 04:34 UTC as 43rd comment

What odd comments on this article - they are the most unusual I've ever seen on this site. I think the variety and number of comments speaks to the power of this photo, no matter how you feel about it.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 22, 2013 at 15:25 UTC as 16th comment
On Preview:canon-eos-70d (1311 comments in total)

I would be interested to see how it performs against the 7D with the lenses calibrated with AFMA. To me, that seems to be the reason for the poor OVF results, especially with such fast lenses.

Posted on Oct 11, 2013 at 15:42 UTC as 90th comment | 1 reply
On Photo project documents rivers of the interior U.S. article (14 comments in total)

I'm glad DPReview featured this, but it certainly pays to visit the original article on Wired as there are more, larger photos, and they have captions.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 11, 2013 at 17:24 UTC as 5th comment

Alvarez's photos are great - but I wonder if he regrets not having shot these with a DSLR. Unless someone over-processed these shots all to hell, they look just terrible at a pixel level.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 30, 2013 at 14:38 UTC as 27th comment | 2 replies

From all of reading I've done, the AA filter removal (either none at all or cancelling it out like Nikon) has turned out to be a lot of hype, at least for stills. The gains are quite minimal and only appear with the best lenses at a tiny aperture range (usually around f/5.6).

For video, it's probably more meaningful, but unless you use perfect technique (i.e. solid tripod, mirror lockup, cable release) and focus stack multiple f/5.6 exposures, I don't think you gain a whole lot.

Personally, I was hoping the hype was real, but it seems that more can be done by optimizing the AA filter (Canon 5D Mark II vs. III) than eliminating it or cancelling it out. This is an intriguing patent, however.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 30, 2013 at 14:29 UTC as 27th comment | 4 replies
On Sony A3000 preview (677 comments in total)
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DDWD10: A 230k LCD. Wow...

I wonder if they got them from Leica's old stock ;)

Direct link | Posted on Aug 27, 2013 at 13:09 UTC

I was reading this article as a serious piece right up until I saw the name Ken Rockwell listed as an expert - LOL.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 12, 2013 at 18:30 UTC as 75th comment | 6 replies
On Leica announces X Vario zoom compact with APS-C sensor article (757 comments in total)

f/6.4 at the "portrait" end, which is equivalent to f/9.6 on APS-C. That sounds really useful ;)

I suppose the slow aperture isn't an issue in terms of light if the sensor is fantastic, but it is very limiting for creative use of bokeh/DOF.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 11, 2013 at 13:59 UTC as 334th comment
On Behind the Shot: Dark Matter article (52 comments in total)

Erez, that's a great shot and a nice write-up on your composition, capture, and post. I'm sure you'll get tons of comments like the ones here already, but I hope you ignore them. The photo is beautiful with very little PP, and any criticism can only be on the matter of personal taste.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 7, 2013 at 20:11 UTC as 28th comment

I call B.S. on the apology. Had she not followed her comment with the one about differing skill levels, I might believe it. Clearly she was just that arrogant and disconnected with the real world.

Direct link | Posted on May 22, 2013 at 20:08 UTC as 100th comment | 1 reply

I wonder how this differs from CineStyle?

Direct link | Posted on May 14, 2013 at 04:16 UTC as 21st comment | 2 replies
On Celebrities who love photography article (66 comments in total)
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Ian: It looks like we've killed Bryan Adams server, Andy Summers site is definitely NSFW, and Jeff Bridges has created what is possibly the most annoying site I have ever been to. Still trying to figure out how to view even one of his photos...

Certainly not a prude here, not at all. But I am looking at this at work, and in today's litigation crazy corporate world, it's not a great idea to look at nudity on your monitor at work. If not wanting to get fired and being a prude are one and the same, I'm confused. I was just warning others to be discrete at work, or wait till they get home to view his work.

Direct link | Posted on May 1, 2013 at 19:42 UTC
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