Sirandar

Lives in Canada Guelph, Canada
Joined on Oct 29, 2004

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Sirandar: Please Please put what mounts are supported right in the Title Header so I don't have to read about lenses I care nothing about.

Sigma would have to make this lens for 100$ before I would consider switching from m4/3.

I had a look through quite a few DPreview article titles and they are very carefully crafted with Google and other concerns in mind.

An interesting one was "Zeiss is teasing a new telephoto Batis lens on its Instagram account"

"on its Instagram account" is completely superfluous and would generate all sorts of indexing misdirection. Or would it? LOL

Link | Posted on Mar 24, 2017 at 15:43 UTC
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Sirandar: Please Please put what mounts are supported right in the Title Header so I don't have to read about lenses I care nothing about.

Sigma would have to make this lens for 100$ before I would consider switching from m4/3.

That I can fully understand as you do need to please Google. However, the mount is an integral part of the camera which defines what the lens is and who can use it.

I will now concede that being in title is unnecessary. It should be in the very first sentence instead. Win-Win

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I checked this article and the TAGS are unhelpful "Tags: lens-news, sigma"

Why would any content provider make unnecessary assumptions about what a reader knows or does not. Yes Sigma does make M4/3 lenses so it is possible that they could make a lens like this for M4/3.

It is really puzzling that there is so much resistance to such a simple and obvious thing. When anyone reads anything about a lens, the very first question is "will it work on my camera"?

Link | Posted on Mar 24, 2017 at 15:11 UTC
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Sirandar: And what would a "strong presence" mean actually? How much free labour would you need to do for Instagram to get this badge of honor. Use to be you worked for free in hopes to get a job. Now you work for free for the possible opportunity to sell your product on the open market.

For an employer, getting in contact with a potential candidate or provider hasn't been a problem since email and the world wide web. The problem is verifying whether the person is actually what they say they are.

The new "book photographer" button ihas a similar dynamic as any employer who wants to advertise a job opportunity. You can reach a billion people if you want to, but only interview 3. Do they give the other 999,999,997 million their due diligence, or any diligence?

I focused on the "strong presence' aspect because that is what this article is really about. How well Instagram defines and implements this will determine if anyone anywhere will ever use the "book photographer" button.

The real question is whether a sufficiently popular photographer would want to be at the beck and call of a "book button"? Will pressing this button make them show up at their door in 10 minutes regardless of other considerations?

Link | Posted on Mar 24, 2017 at 14:41 UTC

And what would a "strong presence" mean actually? How much free labour would you need to do for Instagram to get this badge of honor. Use to be you worked for free in hopes to get a job. Now you work for free for the possible opportunity to sell your product on the open market.

For an employer, getting in contact with a potential candidate or provider hasn't been a problem since email and the world wide web. The problem is verifying whether the person is actually what they say they are.

The new "book photographer" button ihas a similar dynamic as any employer who wants to advertise a job opportunity. You can reach a billion people if you want to, but only interview 3. Do they give the other 999,999,997 million their due diligence, or any diligence?

I focused on the "strong presence' aspect because that is what this article is really about. How well Instagram defines and implements this will determine if anyone anywhere will ever use the "book photographer" button.

Link | Posted on Mar 24, 2017 at 14:40 UTC as 2nd comment | 1 reply
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Sirandar: Trump may be an idiot, but not everybody who serves him is.

There are very sound reasons for this ban.

If there was somebody actually steering this ship, laptop manufacturers would have been already legislated worldwide to change their design so that all laptops work without their battery installed and ALL require the same type of plug and DC voltage wattage requirements. They should have all be using the same one or 2 bricks years ago.

An yes you would need to ship batteries to your destination via a cargo plane, and yes the stupendous revenues airports are getting in "tarriffs" should be used to make this cheap.

Don't blame Trump for an entire industry's short sighted-ness.

Link | Posted on Mar 22, 2017 at 17:08 UTC

Trump may be an idiot, but not everybody who serves him is.

There are very sound reasons for this ban.

Link | Posted on Mar 22, 2017 at 16:51 UTC as 20th comment | 4 replies
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Sirandar: Please Please put what mounts are supported right in the Title Header so I don't have to read about lenses I care nothing about.

Sigma would have to make this lens for 100$ before I would consider switching from m4/3.

Hi Daniel L = Your idea would quite easy to implement but probably overkill.

I have some knowledge of cameras and Sigma myself, and I also was pretty sure M4/3 wouldn't be supported, but I hoped I was wrong and I wasn't. This makes the waste of time even more depressing.

Why do I have to play guessing games? when DPreview would only have to add 25 characters max to the header of every article related to lenses for me not to guess.

If you like guessing games that is fine with me but I don't and this is not an unreasonable request that DPreview is free to deny but shouldn't be ignored.

Link | Posted on Mar 21, 2017 at 16:48 UTC
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Sirandar: Please Please put what mounts are supported right in the Title Header so I don't have to read about lenses I care nothing about.

Sigma would have to make this lens for 100$ before I would consider switching from m4/3.

Really, it is common sense ..... tailoring your content to save readers time and moreover prevent disappointment when your platform isn't supported.

But I guess DPreview doesn't really care about things like that.

"Sigma announces 135mm F1.8 DG will cost $1400, arrive in May"

becomes

"Sigma announces 135mm F1.8 DG will cost $1400, arrive in May (Mount: FF)"

Is that so hard ?...... the only reason this wouldn't happen is because DPreview doesn't want it to happen. Why is an interesting question

Link | Posted on Mar 19, 2017 at 17:53 UTC

Please Please put what mounts are supported right in the Title Header so I don't have to read about lenses I care nothing about.

Sigma would have to make this lens for 100$ before I would consider switching from m4/3.

Link | Posted on Mar 18, 2017 at 23:34 UTC as 14th comment | 10 replies
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Sirandar: Sadly, idiots will be idiots. Best not to give them too much attention and re-mediate their blunders in the cheapest and most effective manner. If that involves them working that is a plus as long as supervision costs don't exceed the advantages of this.

The people behind World War 2 and some of the other more recent conflicts are perhaps not idiots in the classic sense of the word, and the environmental devastation associated with their choices was probably 12 orders of magnitude more than this person and his/her van.

Fukushima is another example of idiotic thinking on a grand scale with grand environmental costs.
Pacific Rim = check
Earthquakes = check
Build on the coast to have access to water that isn't even fresh = check
Do a worst case tsunami engineering study = check
Assume you know what the worst case is = check

LOL .... where else would I do that currently?

Link | Posted on Mar 16, 2017 at 14:30 UTC
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Sirandar: You have to wonder what this article has to do with photography.
There is some implication that a photographer did this.

It is incredibly unlikely that this van was left there by anybody who would call themselves a photographer.

If we had real news instead of fake news we would know if the van even had plates (probably not) and if the VIN number was traced, or even if the van was reported stolen. In Canada, out of province people routinely buy old junker vans to travel the west coast to save $$. When they no longer work they are abandoned.

Because being an actual reporter is no longer a viable occupation, there is nobody to "report" these little details.

Yes I abandon vans all the time ,,,, its my other hobby after photography.

I am thinking of writing an app just to document all the vans I have abandoned and selling it to Adobe.

Sadly if you are looking for a poster child to crusade for more stringent rules in Parks for photographers, this isn't it.

The most probable chain of events is that the van was stolen to have a mini-vacation by somebody who probably didn't have an Leica gear. When the van broke down or got stuck they simply abandoned it, They then walked to their other vehicle and went elsewhere.

This explains why the plates were left on the vehicle and why there will never be any arrests or charges in this case, despite that the owner of the vehicle has been identified.

Link | Posted on Mar 16, 2017 at 14:24 UTC
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Old Cameras: That's a pretty sweet van.

Hot yoga in the daytime.
Porn film studio at night

Cleanup costs might be prohibitive

Link | Posted on Mar 15, 2017 at 17:18 UTC
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Sirandar: You have to wonder what this article has to do with photography.
There is some implication that a photographer did this.

It is incredibly unlikely that this van was left there by anybody who would call themselves a photographer.

If we had real news instead of fake news we would know if the van even had plates (probably not) and if the VIN number was traced, or even if the van was reported stolen. In Canada, out of province people routinely buy old junker vans to travel the west coast to save $$. When they no longer work they are abandoned.

Because being an actual reporter is no longer a viable occupation, there is nobody to "report" these little details.

Just a hunch .... but I am guessing there has never been any Leica gear in that van.

If the plates are still on it was probably stolen.

DPreview and taimy: Consider removing the plate number to prevent further victimization of the van owner.

Link | Posted on Mar 15, 2017 at 16:30 UTC
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Sirandar: You have to wonder what this article has to do with photography.
There is some implication that a photographer did this.

It is incredibly unlikely that this van was left there by anybody who would call themselves a photographer.

If we had real news instead of fake news we would know if the van even had plates (probably not) and if the VIN number was traced, or even if the van was reported stolen. In Canada, out of province people routinely buy old junker vans to travel the west coast to save $$. When they no longer work they are abandoned.

Because being an actual reporter is no longer a viable occupation, there is nobody to "report" these little details.

LOL ..... There are 2.1 billion smartphone users ..... are they all photographers too?

Link | Posted on Mar 15, 2017 at 15:38 UTC

You have to wonder what this article has to do with photography.
There is some implication that a photographer did this.

It is incredibly unlikely that this van was left there by anybody who would call themselves a photographer.

If we had real news instead of fake news we would know if the van even had plates (probably not) and if the VIN number was traced, or even if the van was reported stolen. In Canada, out of province people routinely buy old junker vans to travel the west coast to save $$. When they no longer work they are abandoned.

Because being an actual reporter is no longer a viable occupation, there is nobody to "report" these little details.

Link | Posted on Mar 15, 2017 at 15:29 UTC as 45th comment | 10 replies
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Sirandar: Sadly, idiots will be idiots. Best not to give them too much attention and re-mediate their blunders in the cheapest and most effective manner. If that involves them working that is a plus as long as supervision costs don't exceed the advantages of this.

The people behind World War 2 and some of the other more recent conflicts are perhaps not idiots in the classic sense of the word, and the environmental devastation associated with their choices was probably 12 orders of magnitude more than this person and his/her van.

Fukushima is another example of idiotic thinking on a grand scale with grand environmental costs.
Pacific Rim = check
Earthquakes = check
Build on the coast to have access to water that isn't even fresh = check
Do a worst case tsunami engineering study = check
Assume you know what the worst case is = check

Now it is known that this type of reactor is not fault tolerant in Tsunami zones = check
Assume earthquakes are randomly distributed in time = check
Assume another one won't happen tomorrow = check
Again assume you know what the worst case is = check
Don't shut down every reactor of this type in the world in Tsunami zone = check

Link | Posted on Mar 15, 2017 at 15:05 UTC

Sadly, idiots will be idiots. Best not to give them too much attention and re-mediate their blunders in the cheapest and most effective manner. If that involves them working that is a plus as long as supervision costs don't exceed the advantages of this.

The people behind World War 2 and some of the other more recent conflicts are perhaps not idiots in the classic sense of the word, and the environmental devastation associated with their choices was probably 12 orders of magnitude more than this person and his/her van.

Fukushima is another example of idiotic thinking on a grand scale with grand environmental costs.
Pacific Rim = check
Earthquakes = check
Build on the coast to have access to water that isn't even fresh = check
Do a worst case tsunami engineering study = check
Assume you know what the worst case is = check

Link | Posted on Mar 15, 2017 at 14:42 UTC as 47th comment | 3 replies
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Bmark: Why do we have such idiots in this world and people that believe the rules do not apply to them?

That is not awkward ..... that is priceless......

Link | Posted on Mar 15, 2017 at 14:29 UTC
On article Ask the staff: electronic or optical viewfinder? (889 comments in total)

OMD EM5 II ..... EVF ... what more could you ask for if you aren't shooting fast movong targets

Link | Posted on Mar 12, 2017 at 18:11 UTC as 271st comment
On article Huawei P10 scores highly in DxOMark Mobile testing (47 comments in total)

Dxo bashers!

They deliver one kind of metric and for the per-purchase research regarding M4/3 lenses I found thier data valuable and accurate.

In the current world climate every single organization willing to publish even semi independent research is a blessing.

Would you prefer Amazon bought them too, so you can get all truth from one convenient place in the US?

Link | Posted on Mar 10, 2017 at 15:16 UTC as 5th comment
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