Priaptor

Priaptor

Lives in United States South, AK, United States
Joined on Oct 12, 2006

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Biowizard: It was a horrific day. Those of us who were alive 20 years ago, will never forget it.

But surely now IS the time to move on. We have a pandemic which has been killing as many people in the US every single day, as died in the 9/11 attacks. And yet crazy so-called "leaders" in some states are telling their folks not to wear masks and even not to get vaccinated.

Makes no sense.

@Blowizard Truly amazing posts.

You want to conflate the tragedy of 9/11 with the pandemic to make specious and absurd arguments? What does 9/11 have to do with your rant to get vaccinated. LOL.

I am vaccinated have been vaccinated long before you, I can guarantee it. You want to erase history, go join the long lines of the woke people like yourself destroying history.

How many other tragic historical events do you want to just move on with? Pearl Harbor, Tuskegee, Holocaust, etc??

Please do tell us how many of those historical tragedies interfere with your life and how you want to snuff out the desires of those who wish to remember.

Really pathetic.

Link | Posted on Sep 14, 2021 at 00:52 UTC
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Biowizard: It was a horrific day. Those of us who were alive 20 years ago, will never forget it.

But surely now IS the time to move on. We have a pandemic which has been killing as many people in the US every single day, as died in the 9/11 attacks. And yet crazy so-called "leaders" in some states are telling their folks not to wear masks and even not to get vaccinated.

Makes no sense.

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Link | Posted on Sep 12, 2021 at 14:47 UTC
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SunsetMagnet: whatever, as long the os is Windows, no thanks.

Or maybe Apple screwed up so badly in the 90s that most normal people said screw it to Apple's closed architecture, overpriced hype and nonsense.

Funny, my wife uses a Mac and I think it sucks.

Link | Posted on Sep 6, 2021 at 01:12 UTC
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LakeSuperior1: Annnddddd now there is a radiation coated drone for sale on flebay....

@lainD You don't.

Link | Posted on May 16, 2021 at 20:48 UTC
On article Leica Vario-Elmarit-SL 24-70mm F2.8 ASPH sample gallery (161 comments in total)
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Akgbkd: Nikon user here but the colors in this set is so amazing. Can't tell if it's the lens, camera or just the photographer.

I shoot with an SL2, a 21 SEM, 35 SL APO and SL24-90 and can tell you what keeps me mesmerized by this camera/lens combo are the colors.

Maybe it's a Nikon thing. Personally, of the Nikon, Canon, Sony and Fuji combos, I always loved Nikon the most. I left the Fuji medium format world for the SL2/lens combo as I was just taken aback by the amazing "colors" as you put it

Link | Posted on May 13, 2021 at 16:20 UTC
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TorsteinH: Apple chipset, M something, who cares? How is this of relevance here?

@photoaddict I think Apple has began engaging in a very smart trade in process. I had the last version of the Macbook Pro for my wife and wanted to try the new M1 version. The upgrade path really was not expensive. A few car companies have done this too and kudos to Apple to for this clever program to keep people in the ecosystem.

Personally, I still use Windows but can see the possibility of a switch in the future

Link | Posted on Apr 28, 2021 at 22:19 UTC
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DrCastle: I really don't know much about home-printing photos. Is it really possible to achieve decent quality prints with these (relatively) affordable "photo printer"s? I use CVS prints for cheap 4x6s or university lab for big prints, but if the initial investment of $299 + ink gives me decent prints, I might go for it.

@Gesture Since using ImagePrint I have been turned on to Red River paper and their "metallic" paper, ImagePrint software and Pro1000 are truly outstanding.

I now do most of my stuff strictly for enjoyment but have been offered lots of cash for prints I now give away. From my perch printing is almost as fun as shooting.

Link | Posted on Apr 23, 2021 at 17:48 UTC
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DrCastle: I really don't know much about home-printing photos. Is it really possible to achieve decent quality prints with these (relatively) affordable "photo printer"s? I use CVS prints for cheap 4x6s or university lab for big prints, but if the initial investment of $299 + ink gives me decent prints, I might go for it.

@MyReality I am not sure if those prices are cheaper or more than what I pay. Unfortunately the days of pro labs are less and less. Never knew Costco did this.

For me I enjoy the post processing calibrating and printing. With ImagePrint what I see on the screen has never been better reproduced by my printer as it now is. I like the consistency. More important for me is enjoyment. I understand few like to do it but once the sharp learning curve is over it becomes simple and output is indeed stunning.

Link | Posted on Apr 22, 2021 at 02:42 UTC
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DrCastle: I really don't know much about home-printing photos. Is it really possible to achieve decent quality prints with these (relatively) affordable "photo printer"s? I use CVS prints for cheap 4x6s or university lab for big prints, but if the initial investment of $299 + ink gives me decent prints, I might go for it.

@MyReality I can't speak for this printer in this review but unless you are taking your images to a real pro photosetter, there is ZERO comparison between the crap at a cheap CVS as the OP mentions and the output from a real printer like a ProGraf.

Given the tech that has now actually extended to lower priced Canons I would expect the output from these printers to blow away what you would get at CVS.

Just an anecdote. I am going through negatives back into the late 70s and early 80s and into the early 90s. I always sent my negatives (when not shooting slides) to a real pro lab in NJ. I have a high res scanner and a ProGraf 1000 and the results I am getting literally blow the doors off of my preserved what I thought were great prints at the time.

Just my opinion, but if I am spending time to print, I am going to do it right.

Link | Posted on Apr 22, 2021 at 00:14 UTC
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DrCastle: I really don't know much about home-printing photos. Is it really possible to achieve decent quality prints with these (relatively) affordable "photo printer"s? I use CVS prints for cheap 4x6s or university lab for big prints, but if the initial investment of $299 + ink gives me decent prints, I might go for it.

I use a canon prograf 1000 and not only is it better but it is spectacular and fun. Adds a whole new dimension to photography.

Some of the new tech has yet to "filter up" to the Prograf series but rumor is it soon will. For me I am truly delighted with what I get. Have printed 1000s of photos ranging from 4x6 to 13x19 with incredible results.

Use an (expensive) called ImagePrint and results are great with profiles matching paper.

Link | Posted on Apr 21, 2021 at 20:18 UTC

Arguments to the contrary, but Canon makes the best long telephotos, PERIOD!

Link | Posted on Apr 16, 2021 at 14:17 UTC as 50th comment | 9 replies
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NexUser: Canon designed 1 lens and released for 2 mounts. Brilliant. I think there is almost no gain in weight and size for telephoto lenses in mirrorless systems anyway, so Canon's approach makes sense.
All exotic lenses are super sharp anyway.

Just my opinion, but Canon makes the BEST super tele. I used to shoot with their 400 and it was a remarkable lens.

Link | Posted on Apr 16, 2021 at 14:16 UTC
On article Leica APO-Summicron-M 35mm F2 ASPH lens samples (57 comments in total)
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Einride: This and the 50mm APO are the best 35mm and 50mm in the world. And guess what, they’re f2 lenses. Can we please put to bed the stupid idea that less brighter lenses are in any way lesser? Like the fro and others who apparently have never shot anything other than Canikon and assume all f1.8 lenses are like the plastic crap lenses they bought for 100$ in the 90’s.

@MattyMustgn I get it. Once I got an APO on the SL2 it was amazing. All Leica cameras are so nice and easy to shoot with and so intuitive.

Link | Posted on Apr 14, 2021 at 18:32 UTC
On article Leica APO-Summicron-M 35mm F2 ASPH lens samples (57 comments in total)
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Einride: This and the 50mm APO are the best 35mm and 50mm in the world. And guess what, they’re f2 lenses. Can we please put to bed the stupid idea that less brighter lenses are in any way lesser? Like the fro and others who apparently have never shot anything other than Canikon and assume all f1.8 lenses are like the plastic crap lenses they bought for 100$ in the 90’s.

I use the 35mm SL APO and get gorgeous bokeh with my lens wide open. I also get the benefit of having one of the greatest lenses I have ever owned for general purpose use as well, regarding color rendition, resolution and CA with a total lack of vignette. Everything I would expect from this class of lens.

For all of the SL2 negatives and all of the price complaints, I recommend some of the critics (who use their gear for street/portrait/landscape and even some sports photo) to rent and see for yourself.

Link | Posted on Apr 14, 2021 at 15:10 UTC
On article Leica APO-Summicron-M 35mm F2 ASPH lens samples (57 comments in total)
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Mateus1: Maybe it's the M sensor but Apo 35/2 SL images look nicer, deeper, not that flat.

I don't care whether its Leica, Sony, Nikon, Canon or Fuji, I never look at DP Reviews gallery for optimized examples. They are relative quickies to get out to us so make some evaluation.

You want real life presentations of exactness of these lenses, go to those like Jono Slack or Reid Reviews to see these incredible lenses put through the ringer. They are spectacular, for a particular use and for most general use.

Link | Posted on Apr 14, 2021 at 15:06 UTC

Regardless of used ones on the market, etc, these long telephotos of theirs are literally works of art. Kudos

Link | Posted on Apr 14, 2021 at 13:55 UTC as 10th comment
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Priaptor: Sometimes I don't get these kinds of articles. Comparing results on a 2018 Dell laptop hardly the method to do legitimate editing let alone comparing results of the two.

When I look at my photos on a laptop for a quickie followed by actually editing them on my BenQ SW321C, it is a night and day experience.

I get that however I find it hard to come to any conclusions regarding color space of a camera or editor when the comparisons are being made on a monitor not capable of achieving the result.

People spend so much time on this site arguing about this camera is better than that one and in the end what does it matter if one's standard is a crappy dell laptop monitor from 2018.

Link | Posted on Apr 4, 2021 at 16:48 UTC

Sometimes I don't get these kinds of articles. Comparing results on a 2018 Dell laptop hardly the method to do legitimate editing let alone comparing results of the two.

When I look at my photos on a laptop for a quickie followed by actually editing them on my BenQ SW321C, it is a night and day experience.

Link | Posted on Apr 4, 2021 at 16:28 UTC as 48th comment | 6 replies

While I no longer shoot with either, I have always found Canon and Nikon lenses superb. Looks like an awesome lens.

Link | Posted on Mar 28, 2021 at 15:59 UTC as 31st comment
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Priaptor: Best thing about this is that it shows Sigma REALLY listens to their user base. All the comments about it being a "box" should understand that it is meant to be modular. Still not for me but looks awesome.

@Francis85 We can differ in our opinions about good versus bad taste but it is a FACT that you are a TROLL

Link | Posted on Mar 26, 2021 at 14:07 UTC
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