CameraCarl

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My do I miss the days of slide photography where "what you see is what you shot" and the skills of the photographer were predominant... not the skills of the software developer. When I captured an accurately exposed image of a rainbow, you can be assured that there was really a rainbow there, and that I had the skills to expose it properly, and that my composition and crop were the result of years of work and art.

Link | Posted on Nov 12, 2016 at 17:16 UTC as 77th comment | 3 replies

Whoo-hoo, but where is the price cut on the Lightning to USB Camera adaptor? Thanks for giving me a price cut on everything I don't need! Everybody now: ding dong the dongle is dead....

Link | Posted on Nov 5, 2016 at 23:20 UTC as 102nd comment

Excuses, excuses. With a little bit of "let them eat cake" thrown in.
I can't believe WiFi can transfer images as quickly as a built in card reader. And I for sure don't want to have to carry all the adaptors now needed to plug any card reader or external hard drive into Apple's proprietary socket. I'm going to either buy a refurb prior gen laptop from Apple with USB3 or check out the Windows machines.

Link | Posted on Nov 3, 2016 at 18:11 UTC as 413th comment | 1 reply
On article Canon EOS M5: What you need to know (563 comments in total)
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zeratulmrye: Looks like an A6000 equipped with touchable selfie-screen + more controls + better EVF (at least more pixels, don't know about the magnification since no one ever mentioned it...). A6000 is $550 and M5 is $980, do all these features really worth the $430 price gap?

It would be really interesting to see what happened if Sony make a touchscreen version of A6000, but...seems like they're also pretty lazy recently. Two years for only one APS-C body, geez.

But don't forget that the a6000 you mention is a three year old camera and that the a6300, Sony's newest APS-C mirrorless is $998, somewhat lower in price than when it was first introduced. So the real price gap apples to apples is more like $18 in Canon's favor!

Link | Posted on Sep 16, 2016 at 13:08 UTC
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Mais78: How do I know if Creative Cloud deleted any of my files?

Dr Jon, thanks again. I tried your suggestion. It worked and there were indeed files inside the directory.

Link | Posted on Feb 17, 2016 at 03:03 UTC
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Mais78: How do I know if Creative Cloud deleted any of my files?

I can't tell. I type:
ls -la /.DocumentRevisions-V100
and get a message Permission Denied

Link | Posted on Feb 16, 2016 at 19:51 UTC
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Mais78: How do I know if Creative Cloud deleted any of my files?

Thanks. I followed your directions and found that I still have .DocumentRevisions-V100 listed first in my root directory, so the CC glitch apparently did not affect me. Phew!

Link | Posted on Feb 16, 2016 at 17:03 UTC
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Mais78: How do I know if Creative Cloud deleted any of my files?

Many of us are not computer experts and never look in the root folder (especially now that Apple has hidden it from us). I had no idea what was in the first directory was before the CC debacle, so if I check now, how can I know if anything was deleted?

Link | Posted on Feb 16, 2016 at 14:35 UTC

Dust and moisture resistant -- but only with FE lenses. What good is that? I bought into the NEX/alpha series for compact cameras and lenses.

Link | Posted on Feb 3, 2016 at 19:48 UTC as 225th comment | 1 reply
On article A classic reinvented? Domke Chronicle Review (125 comments in total)

Domke makes great bags but I wonder about this one. The price is way too high -- getting into Billington territory -- yet Domke now substitutes plastic clips and hardware for the metal parts they used to claim were critical to the function of the brand. ThinkTank, here I come.

Link | Posted on Jan 19, 2016 at 23:49 UTC as 59th comment

So I wonder how much better this is than using a graduated neutral density filter in post processing...

Link | Posted on Dec 19, 2015 at 14:21 UTC as 33rd comment | 5 replies

The original Gura Gear Kiboko bag is the best bag I own (and I've got dozens). It replaced my LowePro Pro Trekker and several other backpacks and I've hiked miles with it full of gear. I only hope that the innovation that went into the GG bags is not lost.

Link | Posted on Nov 17, 2015 at 01:20 UTC as 9th comment
On article Metz mecablitz 26 AF-1 Quick Review (74 comments in total)

Any idea when this will be available in the US? It has been listed as "New Item -- Coming Soon" for well over three months at B&H and Adorama. (It may be six months. Regardless, it has been so long I've lost track.)

Link | Posted on Jul 16, 2015 at 00:14 UTC as 4th comment
On article Sony rides wave of US Mirrorless sales surge (727 comments in total)
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CameraCarl: Now if only Sony can get their warranty repair act in order....

Considering the large and growing number of posts about frustrations with Sony USA repair issues, it is encouraging to find some users who didn't have a problem. Hopefully I will be as lucky if/when I need my Sony serviced. By the way, I've been using Canons since the 1970s and have sent cameras and lenses in for cleaning or repairs countless times. It has never taken more than 10 days door to door; once I dropped three lenses off for cleaning at the Canon Illinois facility and when I got home an email was waiting telling me they had been shipped.

Link | Posted on Jun 4, 2015 at 14:36 UTC
On article Sony rides wave of US Mirrorless sales surge (727 comments in total)

Now if only Sony can get their warranty repair act in order....

Link | Posted on Jun 4, 2015 at 11:33 UTC as 127th comment | 5 replies
On photo A photo sent home from the eastern front in 1944 in the Faux Old challenge (64 comments in total)

Pardon me if this photo offends me, but isn't this reenactor depicting someone from the SS Totenkopf (Death Head) unit which was responsible for running concentration camps?

Link | Posted on Jan 1, 2015 at 03:50 UTC as 9th comment | 1 reply
On article Getting off the ground: Cheap drones for photography (154 comments in total)
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CameraCarl: Every time I see a drone flying overhead, I wish I had done better in my antiaircraft marksmanship in the Army

My problem was I had to use a .50 Cal with steel sights.

Link | Posted on Jul 3, 2014 at 18:00 UTC
On article Getting off the ground: Cheap drones for photography (154 comments in total)

Every time I see a drone flying overhead, I wish I had done better in my antiaircraft marksmanship in the Army

Link | Posted on Jul 3, 2014 at 16:31 UTC as 47th comment | 4 replies
On article Tamrac brand and assets acquired by Gura Gear (30 comments in total)

My GuraGear Kibuko rapidly became my favorite, go-to camera backpack. I hope they can bring some of that same design savvy to Tamrac whose bags have always seemed to be a third choice for my needs.

Link | Posted on Jun 26, 2014 at 11:24 UTC as 5th comment
On article Site Update: notifications (125 comments in total)

I wish we could disable this "feature." It appears the opinions about its worth are mixed, so allowing the user to decide would be nice.

Link | Posted on May 22, 2014 at 23:18 UTC as 16th comment
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