JackM

JackM

Lives in United States Portland, United States
Works as a geek
Joined on Apr 1, 2005
About me:

Part time pro shooting youth sports, portraits, real estate, my family, and whatever else. Haven't quit my day job yet.

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dumb.

Link | Posted on Nov 17, 2016 at 14:45 UTC as 46th comment | 1 reply
On article Striding Forth: Canon EOS 5D Mark IV Review (2079 comments in total)
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Carrmack: " Who Dares Wins " is not the philosophy Canon goes by. No sensor stabilization, no articulating screen, mediocre frame rates, lower resolution sensor (compared to peers), video that has inspired more YouTube trolls than exploding Samsung phones, not small, not light, still has an AA filter, is expensive, still has an optical viewfinder, and just improved high dynamic range but still behind the pack. How is the Pentax K1 a Silver and this camera a Gold ? Maybe their scores got switched. Wait until the Sony A99ii comes out, and comes out with all of the features Canon overlooked.

Please link to evidence of Canon losing market share, beyond that which can be attributed to simply having more choices in the market.

Link | Posted on Nov 16, 2016 at 14:44 UTC

These guys don't exactly sound like rocket scientists. Or even scientists.

Link | Posted on Nov 14, 2016 at 17:39 UTC as 9th comment | 1 reply
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Dheorl: Do the Chinese even have a word for copyright?

bet it's painted with lead paint.

Link | Posted on Nov 1, 2016 at 19:36 UTC
On article Striding Forth: Canon EOS 5D Mark IV Review (2079 comments in total)
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Carrmack: " Who Dares Wins " is not the philosophy Canon goes by. No sensor stabilization, no articulating screen, mediocre frame rates, lower resolution sensor (compared to peers), video that has inspired more YouTube trolls than exploding Samsung phones, not small, not light, still has an AA filter, is expensive, still has an optical viewfinder, and just improved high dynamic range but still behind the pack. How is the Pentax K1 a Silver and this camera a Gold ? Maybe their scores got switched. Wait until the Sony A99ii comes out, and comes out with all of the features Canon overlooked.

OVF is superior. In-lens IS is superior. Pentax AF is not as good.

Link | Posted on Nov 1, 2016 at 13:30 UTC
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DingieM: This basically is an insult to Nasa who can't find anything (or does not want to find anything) and has to rely on consumer stuff to help the poor Nasa.

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/science/aliens-proof-evidence-facts-stars-scientists-extraterrestrial-life-et-intelligence-a7377716.html

Link | Posted on Oct 27, 2016 at 20:17 UTC
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DamianFI: They don't look that great. Which is a shame considering the effort required.

I take it you could have done better? Pfft, idiot.

Link | Posted on Oct 21, 2016 at 11:56 UTC

26.5mm is too wide, and that case is over-the-top ridiculous. It's a f-ing phone.

Link | Posted on Oct 20, 2016 at 22:03 UTC as 41st comment

I have the screw mount version, inherited from my Grandad. I use it on his old Leica IIIf. It's fun. The vignetting is something.
https://photos.smugmug.com/Family/2011/Camp-2011/i-C6bCvr3/0/X3/FH000012-X3.jpg

Link | Posted on Oct 19, 2016 at 20:02 UTC as 49th comment | 1 reply
On photo Full Moon aver the old City in the Your City - Moon over the City challenge (9 comments in total)
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Lensmate: Composite shot isn't it. Doesn't look real.

The composition is excellent, but the moon looks suspect.

Link | Posted on Oct 19, 2016 at 13:53 UTC

I had never seen a picture of young David Crosby. At first I thought it was Earl Hickey.

Link | Posted on Oct 18, 2016 at 15:22 UTC as 4th comment | 2 replies

Finally a camera for photographing beer pong.

Link | Posted on Oct 13, 2016 at 14:46 UTC as 52nd comment
On article 2016 Roundups: Fixed Prime Lens Cameras (172 comments in total)
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raindance: Ugh, I don't quite understand this. The Fuji XT100 represents everything that is fantastic about a fixed lens camera. It's such an easy choice and honestly produces better OOC image quality than the Sony and Leica.

Richard, except the X100 can be carried in a loose pants pocket. The E-X2 cannot. Although if pocket convenience is the high priority, the GR wins.

Link | Posted on Oct 4, 2016 at 03:29 UTC
On photo Brig Pilgrim-6641 in the Random Items - Challenge 27 challenge (10 comments in total)
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By standing on the Shoulders of Giants: The halo is too strong. It looks like a vignette.

Agreed. The halo is not convincing. Nice capture and composition though. I'd like to see another attempt at developing this image. I'm also wondering, not that it matters, if the ship is steaming ahead under power, as I see both a bow wave and the square-rigged sails billowed inwards.

Link | Posted on Oct 3, 2016 at 19:20 UTC
On photo Orange-tip Butterfly in the Nature's Colour Palette challenge (9 comments in total)

Great macro, nice work!

Link | Posted on Oct 1, 2016 at 15:44 UTC as 2nd comment | 1 reply
On photo Shore Sunset in the Nature's Colour Palette challenge (2 comments in total)
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RuthC: This is one really beautiful sunset, JackM, and it deserves to be in second place in this 'Nature's Colour Palette' challenge. The sun rises and sets every day of our lives, yet we never become tired of the incredible beauty and splendour of this amazing light and colour show. You've captured the colours and magnificence superbly.
RuthC :-)

Thanks Ruth! Indeed I never get tired of a good sunset/rise. Cheers.

Link | Posted on Oct 1, 2016 at 15:42 UTC
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Georgi K: One interesting detail is the very short flange distance. Would that open the doors to adapters for other MF lenses, Sony FE-mount style?

noegd, that's a good thing. Then you're using the sweet spot of the image circle.

Link | Posted on Sep 20, 2016 at 14:32 UTC
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iudex: Maybe it´s too early to judge just by this pictures but it seems to me the camera is pretty big (thick) for a mirrorless. I am sure it will be much smaller than SLR like the Pentax 645Z (not that sure about Leica S), but Hsselblad showed how a mirrorless camera should look like (or how thin it can be) despite having MF sensor.
And the price surprised me too (in a negative way): well under 10000 USD can be 9000 USD. I was hoping for "under 5000 USD", given the Hasse is 9000 USD.

On the other hand, it's about the same size as a mirrored DSLR.

Link | Posted on Sep 20, 2016 at 11:18 UTC
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King of Song: I agree that it doesn't look as good as the new Hasselblad X1D, but it may very well be the superior camera?

For me personally, I care far more about the images my camera gives me, rather than the image my camera gives me. I'd rather show off my photography, than show off my camera.

The Hasselblad is beautiful and lust-worthy, but the dedicated manual dials for shutter speed, ISO, and the aperture ring on the lenses (yes!!) will make this camera more fluid to use. And not that it really matters but the Fuji I think will present a more professional appearance to clients. Otherwise I'm not sure how the IQ could be any different, assuming similar lens quality. Seems like probably the same sensor.

Link | Posted on Sep 20, 2016 at 11:15 UTC
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Louis_Dobson: It's very nice, but I'm not sure I understand the point. The resolution is no higher than the hi-res FF cameras, which also have more latitude then you will ever need at low ISO, and I can't see this camera as a high ISO sports camera.

So what can it do that a hi res FF can't?

My 22mp 5D3 has better resolution and IQ than my 20mp 7D2, and I'm not talking about the insignificant 2mp difference.

Link | Posted on Sep 20, 2016 at 11:08 UTC
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