happypoppeye

happypoppeye

Lives in United States AK, United States
Has a website at www.pbase.com/happypoppeye
Joined on Aug 27, 2006

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On article Leica SL Review (826 comments in total)
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cresulka: Say what you want about Leica but their cameras just work. They don't have the most impressive technology ipor spec sheet but they do just what they are advertised to do. You don't have to worry about thousands of settings, lens compatibility, special AF modes and so on. Just use it and it does the job, remarkably well for people who bought one

So ...you just described a Canon P&S camera also.

Link | Posted on Feb 22, 2017 at 21:32 UTC
On article Leica SL Review (826 comments in total)
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electrophoto: duh?
What am I missing here...?
It costs almost 8k$ and offers less than my D800 in most regards...
will be beat in size and IQ (and price) by every FF Sony has to offer...
It has less direct control as it looks than most pro DSLRs I've seen.
And it has the worst DR of the FF Options out there...
and all that for just shy of 8k$...

You are missing the "keeping up with the Joneses" mentality.

Link | Posted on Feb 22, 2017 at 21:31 UTC
On article Archos to make Kodak-branded Android tablets (141 comments in total)
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trungtran: Mediocre is a little harsh, might not be for you, but there is a market out there for cheap electronics. Not everyone can afford an iPad.

If tablets are mediocre than DPR is even more so. Bad writing where the writer is trying to paint a picture using his opinion instead of fact. Fail.

Link | Posted on Feb 17, 2017 at 13:40 UTC
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Lance W: Underground dance parties in Berlin--and *that* song?!?! OMG how old are you?

100

Link | Posted on Jan 10, 2017 at 22:07 UTC
On article Meet two nomadic photographers who travel full-time (152 comments in total)

From the video I looks like they just work full time while traveling. The title would lead one to believe that they are just travelling around having fun. The video suggests otherwise.

Link | Posted on Jan 10, 2017 at 19:38 UTC as 28th comment | 2 replies
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Solar Ben: I really enjoy simply flying my drone and exploring out in the wilderness. I have found that generally people get really creeped out when there is a drone flying overhead. I don't look forward to the day when a bunch of drones are flying over my kids soccer games just so people can get cool pictures to get more Facebook likes.

Yeah - I throw stuff at them every chance I get. There was one outside my window a few weeks ago and I grabbed it in a blanket, smashed it to bits and left it in a bag at the curb.

I definitely realize the enjoyment they can bring (referring to your comment) but its only a matter of time before they bring down a plane or start becoming weapons. Just look at all the videos where guys are attaching guns. Its unneeded and they should be illegal, or have some type of regulation. Until then, I'll keep throwing stuff at them.

Link | Posted on Dec 23, 2016 at 16:29 UTC
On article Gear of the Year: Carey's choice - Canon PowerShot G9 X (212 comments in total)
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Gundamit: Maybe your next "Gear of the Year" award should be bigger pants rather than a smaller camera? Your image might suffer, but not the ones you are capturing. That would be the true oddball choice. 😀

Pickup Truck for 2018

Link | Posted on Dec 6, 2016 at 00:44 UTC

It's a purse.

Link | Posted on Nov 4, 2016 at 14:23 UTC as 44th comment

...and things get complicated.

Link | Posted on Oct 24, 2016 at 20:54 UTC as 38th comment
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peterwr: I wonder if Leica have noticed that that stuff isn't actually used on the *grip* of a table tennis bat...

Oversight. Ha.

Link | Posted on Oct 13, 2016 at 18:26 UTC
On article Abandoned America: Photographing a forgotten history (76 comments in total)
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Ben O Connor: Huge places are empty and abandoned... while hundreds of thousands of homeless Americans try to survive everyday. How hard to make them as a free accommodation for individual?

It would probably be pretty hard. First off most of these buildings aren't safe ...theres a millions. Second off most aren't built for habitation so bathrooms, plumbing, etc is going to have to be installed ...theres a few million. Third off most are located in out of the way places so you're going to have to transport the homeless there ...theres probably the biggest issue. Fourth off ...you are going to have to convince the homeless that they need to move out of the area they are in and live in some remote spot ...good luck with that.

Link | Posted on Oct 2, 2016 at 15:17 UTC
On article Flickr Marketplace image licensing program shuttered (87 comments in total)
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princecody: I hope this is a hoax! If Flickr closes the joy of sharing photography is dead :(

@larrytusaz So stupid its arguably the most successful photo storage site that ever existed. Sold for a billion dollars. Used by far more people than any other photo storage site. Maybe they aren't the stupid ones and maybe it was designed to deter people like you. Think about it.

Link | Posted on Sep 24, 2016 at 14:52 UTC
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padang: I don't get it.

What is the point of a larger sensor which gives you 1 extra stop of light vs fullframe, but the lensea are 1 stop slower ?

Picture quality.

Link | Posted on Sep 20, 2016 at 12:41 UTC
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weixing: WOW... The 25mm F1.2 is as big and heavy as a FF lens...

Yet only gives you the depth of 2.4.

Link | Posted on Sep 19, 2016 at 18:26 UTC

When I buy anything I don't want to take a risk. Actually, it's just the opposite as I want to make sure I am not wasting my money.

Link | Posted on Sep 18, 2016 at 15:50 UTC as 273rd comment
On article ESPN publishes iPhone 7 Plus photos from US Open (341 comments in total)
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Autriche78: Can we at least agree that maybe not everyone wants or needs *the best possible* image quality all the time? I have stacks and stacks of mostly BW film photos from my youth, shot with whatever cameras my parents and family had on hand. They aren't all sharp and properly exposed and I bet not a single one was manipulated in a darkroom - but you'd never get me to part with them in a million years.

I don't care what was used to capture these pictures. I care that someone brought along a camera and thought to capture moments that otherwise would have been lost to time. I think that's what is forgotten in these discussions - the purpose of the picture. No, a smartphone sensor isn't going to best a fancy DSLR or mirrorless anytime soon, but if the resulting image touches my heart and reminds me of what I've seen, where I've been and the people whom I've shared my life with, I'm certainly not going to care about what it was taken with.

I think you have to take into account the site this article is on. Look at some of the comments below talking about dynamic range, sensor size, etc. This is a "techie" equipment site where anything but the most expensive and best is going to be compared to, well, the best and most expensive. It's less a photography site unfortunately and most don't get the whole memory thing.

Link | Posted on Sep 13, 2016 at 11:03 UTC
On article ESPN publishes iPhone 7 Plus photos from US Open (341 comments in total)

All these comments below and no one even picked up on one of the biggest advantages of phone cameras. Photo #6 - drinking a beer, or in this case a vodka, and taking a photo at the same time. Try doing that with an SLR.

Link | Posted on Sep 13, 2016 at 10:44 UTC as 60th comment | 1 reply
On article ESPN publishes iPhone 7 Plus photos from US Open (341 comments in total)
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NoMirror99: If this is the image quality that can be achieved with a tiny sensor by Apple, It begs the question What the dickens: What are the makers of our large sensors doing wrong?

Sitting back enjoying being kings of the camera world.

Link | Posted on Sep 13, 2016 at 00:30 UTC
On article This vibrant hyper-lapse shows off New York in 8K (69 comments in total)

Its a quirky video of New York. Not quite sure why it would be showcased on digital not videography review.

Link | Posted on Aug 28, 2016 at 09:31 UTC as 5th comment
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Sabud: Sad with only 49 -77 focus points for his new model. `Old´ Sony A6000 sensor has 179 focus points.

Waiting for the X-E3 with new PRO2 / X-T2 - sensor.

I would say its sadder that someone cant focus with 50 focus points.

Link | Posted on Aug 25, 2016 at 14:25 UTC
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