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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OlyPent: All it means is Nikon is trying to KILL one the main attributes (for many) of mirrorless: The ability to use all kinds of lenses from other makers and other eras.

I'll take flawless corners over the ability to save a few bucks on 3rd party lenses. And besides, I believe a curved sensor would allow for less complex (i.e. cheaper, smaller, lighter) lens designs.

Link | Posted on Jul 24, 2017 at 20:13 UTC
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jrconner: What was the key to this photograph? Not the equipment, which was more than good enough. It was the photographer's skills and quick thinking.

and as always, light.

Link | Posted on Jul 24, 2017 at 20:09 UTC
On photo Carla... in the Beautiful caucasian female faces challenge (32 comments in total)

Right. Her face won this challenge. Yep.

Link | Posted on Jul 21, 2017 at 16:36 UTC as 6th comment
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JackM: Good. Photography is not free of charge.

No.

Link | Posted on Jul 20, 2017 at 00:18 UTC

Why wouldn't Venmo (a.k.a. PayPal) just make an exception for these people and give them the thief's money??

Link | Posted on Jul 19, 2017 at 17:15 UTC as 20th comment | 1 reply
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vegasdood: I posted this in a local bicycle forum as well....bikes now run in the same prices as expensive cameras and are also targets for this type of fraud.

High end bikes are running in the same price point as Medium Format now. Check www.specialized.com just for starters.

Link | Posted on Jul 19, 2017 at 17:14 UTC
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ozturert: Of course, 75 million makes sense...

Will surely be reduced by a judge, Navarro is just making a statement, and a shot across their bow.

Link | Posted on Jul 19, 2017 at 17:10 UTC

Good. Photography is not free of charge.

Link | Posted on Jul 19, 2017 at 17:09 UTC as 37th comment | 3 replies
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Neez: Doubt it has better follow software than the Mavic, which is cheaper, smaller, easier to fold and carry, and has 2-3 times the battery life. Much more mature software. I don't see a reason to buy this drone.

If the video on Kickstarter is legit (and Lily showed us that it very well may not be) then it looks like what I wanted in an action sports drone.

Link | Posted on Jul 18, 2017 at 23:45 UTC
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Farmer in the Dell: I applaud the innovation and look forward to receiving my copy. I am an enthusiast, not a pro, and have fun trying new technologies. It is easy to attack innovators, but I would rather cheer them on and contribute to the efforts to make it better than to shoot it down and to forever stand with the status quo.

look up parallax error.

Link | Posted on Jul 18, 2017 at 02:50 UTC
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Neez: Doubt it has better follow software than the Mavic, which is cheaper, smaller, easier to fold and carry, and has 2-3 times the battery life. Much more mature software. I don't see a reason to buy this drone.

Except the Mavic can't keep up with these sports. I have one.

Link | Posted on Jul 13, 2017 at 20:59 UTC

There is definitely room in the market for this because I bought a Mavic Pro thinking it could follow me snowboarding. It can't. Fortunately I can also use it for other things and it has already paid for itself and then some.

But this really smacks of the Lily failure. If it works, I will buy one, but I'm not crowdfunding any drones.

Link | Posted on Jul 13, 2017 at 20:58 UTC as 22nd comment | 1 reply
On photo Kat in the Blurred background challenge (12 comments in total)
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JackM: I was going to say well done, but at 1/20 you just got lucky.

1/20 at 200mm with no IS? Luck.

Link | Posted on Jul 13, 2017 at 02:42 UTC
On photo Kat in the Blurred background challenge (12 comments in total)

I was going to say well done, but at 1/20 you just got lucky.

Link | Posted on Jul 12, 2017 at 02:03 UTC as 9th comment | 3 replies
On article Video: How to make a DIY 'beauty dish' for $12 (30 comments in total)

Great video, I like this guy. Looks like can-you-hear-me-now guy's artsy brother.

Link | Posted on Jul 11, 2017 at 20:33 UTC as 17th comment

https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/736x/a5/7b/a8/a57ba8beb9d91b01ced53793fdceaa50.jpg

Link | Posted on Jul 6, 2017 at 02:59 UTC as 3rd comment
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shoque: Why so bulky, large depth. Please, add new sensor and proccesor to old EOS 5D classic. That's all I need. Back to hearth of imaging....

Yeah! Except add the 5D4's nicely damped mirror and shutter. Oh and the AF. Oh and 7fps. WiFi would be nice. And a touchscreen. That is ALL!

Link | Posted on Jul 2, 2017 at 11:21 UTC
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fatdeeman: I've just read that they have actually downgraded the video specs vs the MK1. The maximum bitrate as been reduced and the ALL-I codec option has been removed. Shocking!

The lack of 4k is disappointing but not a deal breaker for most but to actually downgrade the video specs after 5 years is inexcusable. Whether you're into video or not that just isn't cool.

Wow, even a troll can have a valid point once in a while.

Link | Posted on Jun 30, 2017 at 11:26 UTC
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Zoom Zoom Zoom: Canon has become among the most boring companies in the world.

Double standards galore. D600 was exciting but the 6D was boring? I see how it is with you. 5D3 with pro AF was very exciting.

Link | Posted on Jun 30, 2017 at 03:28 UTC
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JackM: "If you really need super-accurate AF tracking from a Canon DSLR, you'll need to save up for an EOS-1D X Mark II"

Umm, not necessarily. You could also save up for a 5D4. I've shot indoor sports with the 5D3 with great success. Tremendous camera.

It's obvious that he's a troll.

Link | Posted on Jun 30, 2017 at 03:24 UTC
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