Walker Truly

Joined on Feb 13, 2019

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Walker Truly: In light of our current global Environmental problems everything NOT manufactured is a good thing.

It is obvious to me that the knee-jerk tech-boosters here are oblivious to the state of our Environment. Business as usual is not a good option.

Link | Posted on Jun 28, 2019 at 15:00 UTC
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Walker Truly: In light of our current global Environmental problems everything NOT manufactured is a good thing.

Those too

Link | Posted on Jun 28, 2019 at 06:05 UTC

In light of our current global Environmental problems everything NOT manufactured is a good thing.

Link | Posted on Jun 27, 2019 at 16:13 UTC as 17th comment | 3 replies
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Walker Truly: Hasselblad also has Ming Thein on its development team. That could make a huge difference going forward.

Chankosuto,
It seems he may be gone from Hassy now. But to answer your question, Ming Thein is a very intelligent and articulate professional photographer whose extensive experience and experimentation with numerous camera models have given him an unusually comprehensive view of what is actually useful to photographers. He also has the communication skills to convey his ideas to engineers and designers.
I am not sure of the chronology of MT’s association with Hassy but I suspect the menu system and the current changes were influenced by him.

Link | Posted on Jun 20, 2019 at 00:49 UTC

Hasselblad also has Ming Thein on its development team. That could make a huge difference going forward.

Link | Posted on Jun 19, 2019 at 22:59 UTC as 18th comment | 4 replies
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Walker Truly: The author repeatedly refers to this set as an “investment”, which is a great way to help rationalize a purchase. But, unless he is planning to resell these at a higher price later, this is an “expenditure”.
I feel confident that DPR readers will give this distinction all the attention it deserves.
You’re Welcome!!

To Whomsoever it May Concern,
The word “investment” can be used in many ways. But when talking about finance/business/commerce it takes on a precise meaning. As the article was about the decision to spend money in the marketplace the distinction between an investment and a capital expenditure becomes operative. Unless, of course, one is the sort of ignorant simpleton(meant in the nicest possible way) that is incapable of making such distinctions.
You are MOST elaborately WELCOME

Link | Posted on Jun 19, 2019 at 22:18 UTC
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Walker Truly: The author repeatedly refers to this set as an “investment”, which is a great way to help rationalize a purchase. But, unless he is planning to resell these at a higher price later, this is an “expenditure”.
I feel confident that DPR readers will give this distinction all the attention it deserves.
You’re Welcome!!

santamonica812
I find your loose usage to be uncromulent in the vorpitudinal sense. And I mean that literally figuratively!
But, go ahead, use any word you want for anything. Got a five-legged “tripod”?
Also: who, precisely, is “we”?

Link | Posted on Jun 19, 2019 at 22:09 UTC
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V Ahrlenz: A lot of people like and enjoy smartphones with cameras, and they take pictures. Many young people also. It is the changing times. Views have changed. They are changing. Like it or not, change is the thing that is happening. And among all the new things are people, of course, and they must adapt. You must adapt. It is not good if you don't adapt. Those who refuse won't. That is their choice. But the wave of the future will almost certainly smash them into the rocks. Then their bloated, lifeless torsos will bob in the briny surf of murkish brack, like so much incidental sea waste as the fraying tide recedes. It is possible to progress backwards to times gone by, you might say, but I don't know. Thanks.

Davids8560,
Darned if I know either

Link | Posted on Jun 18, 2019 at 21:22 UTC
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Walker Truly: The author repeatedly refers to this set as an “investment”, which is a great way to help rationalize a purchase. But, unless he is planning to resell these at a higher price later, this is an “expenditure”.
I feel confident that DPR readers will give this distinction all the attention it deserves.
You’re Welcome!!

Vit Adamek
Sorry for the spelling error.
Addendum:
Buying a new camera is an expenditure.
Buying an old camera that is appreciating in value CAN be an investment IF the buyer plans to sell at a price that beats the effect of inflation on the value of the money.

Link | Posted on Jun 18, 2019 at 17:35 UTC
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Walker Truly: The author repeatedly refers to this set as an “investment”, which is a great way to help rationalize a purchase. But, unless he is planning to resell these at a higher price later, this is an “expenditure”.
I feel confident that DPR readers will give this distinction all the attention it deserves.
You’re Welcome!!

Vit Amadek
Your point is irrelevant. With no intention to let appreciation raise the value for future sale it’s NOT an investment.
No matter how wise, useful, etc. it may be, it remains an expenditure and NOT an investment.
Ask any finance professional or anyone able to use a dictionary on your behalf.

Link | Posted on Jun 18, 2019 at 17:31 UTC

The author repeatedly refers to this set as an “investment”, which is a great way to help rationalize a purchase. But, unless he is planning to resell these at a higher price later, this is an “expenditure”.
I feel confident that DPR readers will give this distinction all the attention it deserves.
You’re Welcome!!

Link | Posted on Jun 18, 2019 at 14:53 UTC as 17th comment | 12 replies
On article Ricoh GR III review (665 comments in total)
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Walker Truly: This is a PERFECT camera! It would be even PERFECTER if Ricoh had made every design decision completely different. Especially if they could simultaneously just keep everything the same too.
So, in conclusion: this is a perfect camera that could be vastly improved my making it a different camera.

😉

Link | Posted on May 18, 2019 at 02:07 UTC
On article Ricoh GR III review (665 comments in total)
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Walker Truly: This is a PERFECT camera! It would be even PERFECTER if Ricoh had made every design decision completely different. Especially if they could simultaneously just keep everything the same too.
So, in conclusion: this is a perfect camera that could be vastly improved my making it a different camera.

Your Welcome!!

Link | Posted on May 17, 2019 at 23:24 UTC
On article Ricoh GR III review (665 comments in total)

This is a PERFECT camera! It would be even PERFECTER if Ricoh had made every design decision completely different. Especially if they could simultaneously just keep everything the same too.
So, in conclusion: this is a perfect camera that could be vastly improved my making it a different camera.

Link | Posted on May 17, 2019 at 23:24 UTC as 37th comment | 8 replies
On article Ricoh GR III review (665 comments in total)
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MikeB2000: Seriously high-price for a camera with fixed 28mm equivalent lens. In this market full of less expensive cameras with zoom lenses, I don't see the attraction. What am I missing?

Snap focus, 1/4000sec flash sync, one hand control, highly customizable, quiet, light, small.
These and other factors are each the One True “key” to this camera’s appeal to some.

Link | Posted on May 16, 2019 at 02:14 UTC
On article Ricoh GR III sample gallery updated (150 comments in total)
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GoodKnight: Honestly your better off with a good smart phone. All anyone will do with this camera is share images on social media. Or put them on a back up drive where they will be lost forever. It isn’t really capable for much more. This isn’t a landscape or wildlife or sports camera. Just use your phone and save your money.

Honestly, YOU are better off with a smart phone. Others, not do much.
This is why we have chocolate AND vanilla. And strawberry.
Opinions are neither right or wrong.
Except your opinion. It’s wrong😇

Link | Posted on May 4, 2019 at 13:15 UTC

Battery life continues to be a major advantage of the DSLR. Yes, one can carry extra batteries for mirrorless cameras. One can also carry extra batteries for DSLRs giving potential for extended excursions away from electrical outlets.

Link | Posted on Apr 10, 2019 at 16:42 UTC as 58th comment | 2 replies
On article Fujifilm GFX 50R Review (1744 comments in total)
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DrCastle: If you compare sensor size differences..
FF vs M4/3 = 4:1(300%)
FF vs APS-C = 2.25:1(125%)
MF vs FF = 1.68:1(68%)
So indeed, the sensor size difference between MF(44x33) and FF is considerably smaller than that between FF and smaller sensors.

legaceez
One feels compelled to point out that sensor size and file size have no necessary or direct connection.

Link | Posted on Apr 5, 2019 at 00:29 UTC
On article Fujifilm GFX 50R Review (1744 comments in total)
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FrancoPhoto: By the DPR comment section I come to the conclusion that photographers (assuming at least a fraction of you all take one or two photographs once in a while) are the only breed that have the ability to be offended by gear. Looks like a spec sheet can have the same effect as someone calling your mother bad names.

There exists a Human ability to process the opinions of others with the same part(s) of the brain that responds to physical threats. Currently referred to as being “triggered” because these hapless fools are victims of their own triggered amygdalae.
Pitiful, or more precisely, pitiable.

Link | Posted on Apr 5, 2019 at 00:24 UTC
On article Widen your window: a message to landscape photographers (240 comments in total)

Light is everything...
Timing is everything...
Mindset is everything...
Brand of gear is everything
...
Four infinities and I just got started!!

Link | Posted on Mar 19, 2019 at 03:59 UTC as 20th comment | 1 reply
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