Percival Merriwether

Joined on Feb 18, 2012


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Richard Murdey: Using stop-motion video for the demo amounts to false advertising.

It's incredibly deceptive. When they said "non-motorized" I thought it must have some sort of dampened spring mechanism to move it by itself.

Link | Posted on Aug 25, 2016 at 01:46 UTC

Why hasn't anyone asked about the bokay?

Link | Posted on Jul 30, 2016 at 02:59 UTC as 13th comment
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Combatmedic870: For a second I thought they used panda skin or something with the permission of Chinese government. I was about to flip out!

But I like the idea of these cameras. Atleast they stand for something. They could atleast donate 1 dollar made from each camera and adopt a panda for christ sake....

Panda skin? That sounds delicious.

Link | Posted on Jan 27, 2016 at 19:05 UTC
On article Photo prodigy: The images of 17-year-old Taylor Gray (161 comments in total)

It would be more interesting if he had shot these photos with a 17 yr old camera.

Link | Posted on Oct 18, 2015 at 02:16 UTC as 46th comment | 1 reply

Does it have a creamy, dreamy BOKAY???

Link | Posted on Sep 10, 2015 at 20:33 UTC as 191st comment
On article Nikon D610 Review (406 comments in total)
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PAArchitect: Here is my problem with all this. If I want better or higer resolution photos I must purchase a whole new camera. This gets expensive every year. With film I could obtain wonderful results with highest quality lenses on like an FTb (Canon). As films improved my FTb got better, what a concept. Now I have to buy a new camera if I wish to get better resolution etc.
Perhaps sensor up-grades for a nominal fee?

I'm holding out for an interchangeable sensor camera.

Link | Posted on Dec 16, 2014 at 05:03 UTC
On article Nikon D610 Review (406 comments in total)
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justmeMN: "CHINA - Industrial and commercial authorities have launched a probe into Nikon China after the company was accused by China Central Television of selling defective products.

Many consumers have complained of dust buildup on the image sensor of the Nikon D600 camera, CCTV said on its annual 3/15 Gala news programme on Saturday."

"Many D600 users including Du have asked for a refund or a free upgrade to the newer model D610, but Nikon has refused their demands, even though some D600 owners in the United States have been offered a free upgrade to the D610, according to CCTV."

The U.S. Government is too busy spying on its citizens, to protect them from unscrupulous corporations.

Link | Posted on Dec 16, 2014 at 04:55 UTC

In 2011, a young couple posing for photos atop a 317 ft. waterfall in Yosemite Park slipped and fell to their deaths. A third person attempting to help them also died. Now THAT was a story.

Link | Posted on Aug 17, 2014 at 01:32 UTC as 25th comment | 2 replies
On article Manfrotto announces carbon fiber BeFree tripod (111 comments in total)

They were going to call it the "BeExpensive" but that would have been too obvious.

Link | Posted on Aug 14, 2014 at 05:22 UTC as 22nd comment | 6 replies
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vFunct: Again, just because you can operate a camera, doesn't mean you are the copyright holder.

Copyright law doesn't actually define what a photographer is when it assigns copyrights ownership. It only works on authorship.

That is why assistants, like this monkey, are never given copyrights, because they do not author the photograph.

At a photoshoot, I could go to my unpaid intern, without a contract, give him the camera, and tell him to take a creative shot, and I would have copyright.

Most people here have no idea that a real working professional photographer would have very little to do with operating a camera, which is why assistants taking photos are common.

And most working photographers spend most of their time planning a shoot. Mario Testino recently stated he spends about 2/3 of his time planning.

I think because most photographers here are amateurs, they think of photography as that limited view of operating a camera, like what a pro's assistant would do.

Think Matthew Brady

Link | Posted on Aug 7, 2014 at 22:44 UTC
On article 1939: England in Color (part 2) (177 comments in total)

Those kids looking into the car could conceivably still be alive. It would be interesting to track them down.

Link | Posted on May 4, 2014 at 03:20 UTC as 81st comment | 1 reply

Photography is about vision, and whether the photographer achieves this vision in-camera or with post-processing is largely irrelevant. I commend Elena Shumilova for her work.

Link | Posted on Jan 27, 2014 at 17:11 UTC as 92nd comment | 2 replies
On article Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX7 Review (610 comments in total)

I love my Lumix G5, and the GX7 looks like a real winner. Now, if Nikon would only make a full-frame version of a GX7, I'd be able to make use of all of my Nikkor lenses on a mirrorless body!

Link | Posted on Nov 7, 2013 at 14:21 UTC as 143rd comment | 5 replies

This design looks exactly like the camera icon on my Android tablet. Coincidence, or...

Link | Posted on Oct 9, 2013 at 21:23 UTC as 64th comment

Once again, form over function.

Link | Posted on Oct 9, 2013 at 12:53 UTC as 112th comment
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camical: Hi everybody,

I am a D70s owner and new here.
Please apologize if this question has already been asked before (I did not notice):
How do consumers now make the difference when they go shopping for an X10 to their local vendor?
Is there any distinctive sign between the "old" ones and the revised X10s in order to hit a revised one?
Thanks in advance.

The cameras with the old sensor will have a BIG WHITE DOT on the box, and the cameras with the new sensor will have a BIG WHITE STAR on the box. In other words, "The pellet with the poison's in the vessel with the pestle; the chalice from the palace has the brew that is true!"

Link | Posted on Apr 27, 2012 at 02:07 UTC

Don't worry, Adobe will come out with the "Fuji Big White Blob Remover" tool in their next version of Photoshop.

Link | Posted on Feb 18, 2012 at 15:02 UTC as 130th comment | 3 replies
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