Lives in United States NE Georgia, United States
Works as a retired - and out everyday to shoot pictures
Joined on Dec 9, 2003
About me:

I'll photoshoot at everything, but people.

(Think out-of-the box; - format square.)


Total: 14, showing: 1 – 14

Haven't seen these specs mentioned here and may be somewhat important to some.

Improved 1:3.9 reproduction ratio for working with close-up subjects.
SP 150-600mm f/5-6.3 Di VC = 150mm ~ 600mm //Min. Focusing Distance
G1 Magnification 1:5 = 225 ~ 900 // 8.9' / 2.7 m
G2 Magnification 1:3.9 = 208.5 ~ 834 // 7.2' / 2.2 m

Link | Posted on Oct 14, 2016 at 03:23 UTC as 7th comment
In reply to:

mpgxsvcd: Have fun enforcing these new registrations. There won’t be anything that is visibly identifiable for these drones so I am not sure how the registration will be enforced without infringing on rights against illegal search and seizure.

This will just be an Epic waste of money and Police will just use it to harass people using drones. It will give them the power to stop anyone using a drone and demand to see the registration without any reason to suspect they don’t have a registration to begin with.

People will still fly these drones in flight paths with or without the registration requirements.

"People will still fly these drones in flight paths with or without the registration requirements."

You are more-than-likely correct, so might I suggest you learn your favorite prayer for the next time you travel by air.

If a couple of planes are downed by drones with a loss of hundreds of lives, I can envision in the future, a time when they are banned outright. The drone industry is nowhere near as large as the firearms industry and the second amendment makes no mention of 'drones'.

It's a little worrisome to think how easy it is becoming for terrorist these days to down a plane without committing suicide. The easiest targets would be on takeoff or landing. No terrorist bomb technician needed, since any member of a fanatical group can learn how to control a drone.

"You're not paranoid if they are already after you." .... and they are!!

Link | Posted on Oct 19, 2015 at 20:48 UTC

to mpgxsvcd

"It will give them the power to stop anyone using a drone and demand to see the registration without any reason to suspect they don’t have a registration to begin with."

As soon as you dip your fishing line in the water at an area requiring a license, Wildlife Law Enforcement has the right to ask you to show it (if it's not already visible).
Perhaps the law could require that the drone registration be visibly attached to your person whenever you're flying the drone.

Link | Posted on Oct 19, 2015 at 20:47 UTC as 40th comment | 1 reply

I was going to say dumb, dumber, dumbest to go along with the majority here.

However, I got to thinking. I don't like or want my photo taken so I would be all for this IF,
-there was a secure location where a photo of me could be stored for face-recognition comparison,
-and if my "restricta" was violated a vocal (thru a camera speaker) message and screen text would be broadcast back to the photographer along with the final notice of "your attention please. A 'restricta infraction' has occurred. This camera will self-destruct in 30 seconds."

Now that's a device and program I could go along with. BTW - in real life I do shoot everything; BUT people!

Link | Posted on Sep 15, 2015 at 17:57 UTC as 22nd comment
On article Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III Review (860 comments in total)

Richard Butler "You're welcome to your opinion but I'm struggling to think of any clothing I own that has pockets that can fit a Sigma DPm."

1st the often used "YMMV"; now we have "YPMV" (your pockets may vary). Anyone have an LL.Bean catalogue they can send him?

Link | Posted on Oct 29, 2014 at 19:14 UTC as 43rd comment

I was not aware of the original story and did not see the picture until this article. I think the image is hilarious! There certainly appears to be intelligence and humor behind those (selfie) eyes.
I also found it comical that in this current article "of press and the photo wound" can just as meaningfully be pronounced as 'photo wound'; like in 'ouch'.

Link | Posted on Aug 7, 2014 at 01:20 UTC as 448th comment
On article Blast from the past: Photographing steam locomotives (72 comments in total)

My two favorites are #2 (very dynamic) and #8.

Link | Posted on Jul 4, 2014 at 19:02 UTC as 23rd comment

IMHO those are some of the best "out-of-the-box" imaginative photos I have ever viewed.

Link | Posted on Jun 14, 2014 at 19:47 UTC as 64th comment
On article FlashQ: The little cube for flash photography (53 comments in total)

Rats! Struck out again. U must go thru paypal.
I will never again - very bad past experience.
Wanted the "1st ever ordered" monogramed kit.
Oh well ---- I'll survive.

Link | Posted on May 7, 2014 at 20:09 UTC as 11th comment

Forever ? --- NEVER !

Link | Posted on Mar 8, 2014 at 02:25 UTC as 35th comment
In reply to:

dlkeller: B&H doesn't list VC as one of the features in the Sony version. If this is true Sony A mount users are being screwed again. Hope it isn't true as it looks like a lens I would buy--but not if VC is left of my version.

With no VC for the Sony model, I hope that means it will be cheaper than the models with VC. If not, 'then' I would say "Sony A mount users are being screwed."

Link | Posted on Dec 17, 2013 at 03:20 UTC
On article Award-winning wildlife photos capture candid moments (46 comments in total)
In reply to:

jacketpotato: 8 little crocs on mum made me laugh

I count 11 with one in the water (foreground) = 12.

Link | Posted on Nov 9, 2013 at 16:00 UTC

"Though the site mentions you have to take a lot of shots and check the results because you can't see through the viewfinder, it's worth pointing out that using an SLR with a swivel screen would allow you to compose while you shoot."

Another alternative is to put a small mirror behind the camera at about a 45 degree angle. The LCD image will be upside down but still very helpful in composition.

And to all the Nay Sayers - you either
a) don't have any imagination or initiative and don't appreciate those who do.
b) think the idea is cool but your jealous you didn't think of this idea.
c) never heard of Angus MacGyver.
d) afraid to get your feet wet because you don't like water.
e) don't like fish because your pet goldfish bit your finger when you were 3 yrs old.

Link | Posted on Sep 2, 2013 at 17:05 UTC as 34th comment | 2 replies
On article Composition Basics in Macro Photography (73 comments in total)

It is a good article for novices and for those of us advanced amateurs as a reminder.

One thing that could have been mentioned, however briefly, is the crop 'format'. Some of your images could have been improved yet again with the 'square format'.

Link | Posted on Mar 8, 2012 at 20:04 UTC as 26th comment
Total: 14, showing: 1 – 14