mailman88

mailman88

Lives in United States Miami, United States
Works as a US Gov't
Joined on Jan 21, 2007
About me:

Canon 7D, Canon 30D
100-400mmIS
28-135mmIS
200mm 2.8
50mm 1.8
10-22mm

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mailman88: Fuji and Sony are game changers, while everybody else has conservative thinking business models.

Aggressive business model VS Conservative business model
Fuji and Sony is taking a bigger bite of the apple. I wish Canon was more aggressive

Link | Posted on Sep 20, 2016 at 02:04 UTC

Fuji and Sony are game changers, while everybody else has conservative thinking business models.

Link | Posted on Sep 20, 2016 at 00:49 UTC as 88th comment | 9 replies

China's mountain picture is spot on exposure. Amazing detail and range of shadows.

Link | Posted on Sep 12, 2016 at 03:47 UTC as 20th comment
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mailman88: Legal Copyrights and who owns those Copyrights.
May not apply here. But at Major League Sporting Events it does.
Case in point, Miami Dolphin owner of Dolphin Stadium. He sets the rules on photographic ownership of all photo's taken at the stadium.
If you pay big money, you have access to photograph the sporting event.
Average sports fan who enters the stadium with professional lens, will be turned away.
Stadium officials said: Paid Professionals have legal copyrights to shoot the game, not the fan.

Found out later....not all major league teams or owners have these strict photographic rules for the common fan.

Link | Posted on Sep 5, 2016 at 16:16 UTC

Legal Copyrights and who owns those Copyrights.
May not apply here. But at Major League Sporting Events it does.
Case in point, Miami Dolphin owner of Dolphin Stadium. He sets the rules on photographic ownership of all photo's taken at the stadium.
If you pay big money, you have access to photograph the sporting event.
Average sports fan who enters the stadium with professional lens, will be turned away.
Stadium officials said: Paid Professionals have legal copyrights to shoot the game, not the fan.

Link | Posted on Sep 5, 2016 at 16:13 UTC as 9th comment | 1 reply
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mailman88: Special access...creates special results

Another view about shooting.....I once went to a Major League Baseball Game and took my 50D and 100-400mm. After paying, stadium officials refused to let me enter with my 100-400mm. They said...my lens was a professional lens, only paid professional photographers on the field are allowed to use those lens in the stadium.

Link | Posted on Sep 5, 2016 at 15:59 UTC
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mailman88: Special access...creates special results

Kinda personal Kevin?
Special access to news worthy events, usually has the best photographic results. Knowing someone or paying big money for special access is common.
This 16 year old, had connections to view and shoot that close.
Sport shooters pay thousands to be on the sidelines to shoot football games.
And you also see....visitors on the sidelines who got special access for free.

Link | Posted on Sep 5, 2016 at 15:50 UTC
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mailman88: I know one thing....getting that close to a rocket launch, took bigtime connections. Most likely illegal access, for a photo-op.
But the pics look great

Backstage Access has its advantages.

Link | Posted on Sep 5, 2016 at 00:57 UTC

Special access...creates special results

Link | Posted on Sep 5, 2016 at 00:05 UTC as 13th comment | 6 replies
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mailman88: I know one thing....getting that close to a rocket launch, took bigtime connections. Most likely illegal access, for a photo-op.
But the pics look great

Hey Kevin, ever been to the cape and watch a launch?
Security so tight, nobody gets thru. After 9-11, even tighter.
I know what I'm talking about. Lived in Cocoa Florida, just miles from the cape.
This 16 year old got special access....Period!

Link | Posted on Sep 4, 2016 at 17:12 UTC
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mailman88: I know one thing....getting that close to a rocket launch, took bigtime connections. Most likely illegal access, for a photo-op.
But the pics look great

Those shots are illegal, my guess. Too close to the launch pad. Press passes don't get that close. An inside job. Ever since NASA left, I guess the rules changed

Link | Posted on Sep 4, 2016 at 06:06 UTC
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mailman88: I know one thing....getting that close to a rocket launch, took bigtime connections. Most likely illegal access, for a photo-op.
But the pics look great

There's are no permits to view a launch close-up.
Viewing areas are assigned as such. The media like Discovery Channel pays big bucks to view a launch up close.

Link | Posted on Sep 4, 2016 at 02:18 UTC

I know one thing....getting that close to a rocket launch, took bigtime connections. Most likely illegal access, for a photo-op.
But the pics look great

Link | Posted on Sep 3, 2016 at 23:59 UTC as 22nd comment | 11 replies
On article Canon EOS-1D X Mark II: What you need to know (149 comments in total)

What I Need To Know...I can't afford it.

Link | Posted on Aug 22, 2016 at 15:33 UTC as 18th comment

Yes, I'm depressed waiting for full frame 40mp, 61 focus points and 4k video...under $1600.00 dollars.

Link | Posted on Aug 18, 2016 at 20:37 UTC as 32nd comment | 1 reply
On article You've got mail: Five photo postcard apps tested (42 comments in total)
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Pitchertaker: Is there a software app for making greeting cards and post cards for PC or Apple?

American Greetings

Link | Posted on Jul 4, 2016 at 19:05 UTC
On article Hasselblad to announce 'game changer' next week (460 comments in total)

"Game Changer" ...Hasselblad is in the cellphone business.
Wooden grip cellphone for $2500

Link | Posted on Jun 20, 2016 at 01:36 UTC as 54th comment
On article Hasselblad to announce 'game changer' next week (460 comments in total)

Hey Hasselblad....A "Game Changer" if one of your camera's goes on sale under $2,000 dollars.

Link | Posted on Jun 18, 2016 at 00:18 UTC as 160th comment
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mailman88: What's a pro sports photographer?...Is it the gear or the photographer?
Well, someone classified me as a pro, because I had a white lens (100-400mmIS) on my 50D at a Florida Marlin baseball game....and refused entry to the ballpark.
Found out it's a Florida Marlin Stadium rule, not major league baseball.
Of course I let Marlin management know my feelings, and refused to go to anymore games until they changed their camera lens restrictions.

Did go to one Marlin game with my 7D, 200mm 2.8 and my 1.4x extender....but it's not the same as my 100-400mmIS.

Link | Posted on Jun 6, 2016 at 02:01 UTC

What's a pro sports photographer?...Is it the gear or the photographer?
Well, someone classified me as a pro, because I had a white lens (100-400mmIS) on my 50D at a Florida Marlin baseball game....and refused entry to the ballpark.
Found out it's a Florida Marlin Stadium rule, not major league baseball.
Of course I let Marlin management know my feelings, and refused to go to anymore games until they changed their camera lens restrictions.

Link | Posted on Jun 6, 2016 at 01:57 UTC as 16th comment | 4 replies
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