Priaptor

Priaptor

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

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On article Have your say: Best prime lens of 2016 (153 comments in total)

How about some Batis love here??

Link | Posted on Dec 9, 2016 at 14:42 UTC as 44th comment | 1 reply
On article TIME releases 100 most influential images of all time (165 comments in total)

For you naysayers about these photos, from my perch, while I am a self-professed heavily conservative misanthrope and while I have lost ALL respect for Time over the years, these photos are indeed, for the most part, a great collection of photos that have literally been ingrained into the fabric of American life. I think multiple iconic photos that come to mind that for whatever reason didn't make it on the list, are the lifting of the flag on Iwo Jima, Yalta Conference of Churchill, FDR and Stalin and the famous signing of by MacArthur of the Japanese unconditional surrender aboard the USS Missouri, particularly as that generation who fought in such an important milestone in world history are dying off with such rapidity. Just my take.

Link | Posted on Nov 19, 2016 at 14:35 UTC as 15th comment
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Marcelobtp: PLEASE GUYS PAY ATTENTION WHEN COMPARING TO THE IPHONE 7 PLUS, there is a TELE and WIDE the WIDE IS MUCH SHARPER than TELE, Some people are saying that PIXEL XL MUCH SHARPER THAN IPHONE 7 PLUS, it is sharper, but not that much!

I own a Iphone 7 + and EVEN in wide, I have to say, the Pixel XL is much sharper. Maybe we see things different but comparing wide, the Pixel XL is the clear winner. Functionally, I can't say, but on this thing, no comparison. Hardly a "but not that much"

Link | Posted on Oct 26, 2016 at 13:28 UTC
On article Nikon 105mm F1.4E ED sample images (279 comments in total)
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Priaptor: I will admit, I haven't used Nikon for years, but IMHO, when I look back at my old Nikon pictures or at those of others or samples like these, I always say to myself, Nikon was my favorite and best and why am I not shooting with Nikon??

No other camera/lens combo, Canon, Leica or Sony, ever gave me the same pleasure. Not even my buddy's A7RII/Batis 25.

Looks like an incredible lens, as usual for Nikon.

You are right. The system is what matters. I have been toying with getting back into Nikon now for awhile. I now do predominately landscape stuff and some portrait (of dogs) stuff and have given up chasing wild life and carrying huge tele primes. I was very impressed with my friend's A7RII/Batis 25, pretty small for what it is BUT I am still enamored with the final output of Nikon.

Link | Posted on Sep 29, 2016 at 15:09 UTC
On article Nikon 105mm F1.4E ED sample images (279 comments in total)

I will admit, I haven't used Nikon for years, but IMHO, when I look back at my old Nikon pictures or at those of others or samples like these, I always say to myself, Nikon was my favorite and best and why am I not shooting with Nikon??

No other camera/lens combo, Canon, Leica or Sony, ever gave me the same pleasure. Not even my buddy's A7RII/Batis 25.

Looks like an incredible lens, as usual for Nikon.

Link | Posted on Sep 29, 2016 at 13:47 UTC as 61st comment | 3 replies
On article Opinion: Park vandals need to be stopped (338 comments in total)

I live near Glacier National Park and watch people have no respect for the park almost daily. The kind of stories in the OP no longer surprises me but deeply disturbs me. I watch California license plated GMC Denali gas guzzlers drive up all the time and the occupants shake their cumulative heads in amazement that the glaciers are disappearing.

People can argue all they want about global warming BUT the real issue is the effect of man on his environment as the OP shows. Man does plenty of damage to his environment regardless of global warming as the OP shows. For a developed country like we in the USA live in, tell me, with few exceptions why do we still need the 1000s of dams which has devastated our ecosystem more than any other man-made ecological impact? Tear them down. I would love to see the Hetch Hetchy, Great Falls, etc. once again.

Man will never change. His anthropocentric perspective will ensure complete and utter destruction. By the way, I am a Conservative

Link | Posted on Sep 7, 2016 at 14:37 UTC as 54th comment | 2 replies
On article Setting new standards: Nikon D5 Review (493 comments in total)

While I am not giving up my Sony anytime soon and knowing I can never own a camera so big anymore one thing I can say is I sure love the output from Nikon more than any other.

Link | Posted on Jun 1, 2016 at 18:44 UTC as 143rd comment
On article Go big: Leica SL studio and real-world sample gallery (112 comments in total)

OK guys it is all a joke. Sony paid off Leica to release this camera so that all of you who thought the A7rII was expensive would now look at as a bargain!

Link | Posted on Oct 22, 2015 at 03:41 UTC as 20th comment

I must admit, I DON'T UNDERSTAND THIS CAMERA

Link | Posted on Oct 20, 2015 at 18:44 UTC as 80th comment | 2 replies

I am pretty amazed at the Apple fans (and I happen to be one, but am not married to Apple) berate Windows and their new products. Granted, Microsoft has had a questionable past, however, those of you old enough to remember, even with Jobs, Apple also had a questionable past.

Microsoft IS getting their act together. Their newest products are sold out. Quite frankly, if it were not for the entrenched ecosystem of their apps on iOS, they would be facing more competition from Microsoft than they currently are. Microsoft is waking up, have indeed released some fantastic products over the last month and the cross platform capabilities of Windows 10 IS BETTER than iOS and El Capitan. Windows 10 still has some work to do before I can truly embrace it in a "tablet" format BUT it is very close.

While I am not calling for the demise of Apple or its entrenched user base, Microsoft is making great headway

Link | Posted on Oct 17, 2015 at 14:31 UTC as 20th comment | 17 replies
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Just a Photographer: This seems like a very sexy device and leave the iPad Pro far behind in specifications, performance and possibilities.

The one point Dark Goob makes that is legitimate is that as a "tablet" there are compromises Windows 10 makes to access menus, etc. This is definitely true and Microsoft needs to work with its software developers (which by the way, they are already doing, especially with Adobe which is the most important for those of us on this site) to make the "touch" experience in Tablet mode a better experience. The tablet mode in Windows 10 also needs some refinement. Having said that and while I still prefer the iPad as a tablet, once these small tweaks are made, Windows has real winners here.

I am using the Surface 3 because of it's LTE capabilities and do find it not as polished as a tablet BUT it runs real programs, not apps. Apps are fine when they do the "enough" but they usually don't do enough.

Windows 10 will be the best OS Windows has ever released and after their next big update (coming soon) may be the best OS for all things, from tablet to laptops, except for Apple fans.

Link | Posted on Oct 7, 2015 at 13:08 UTC
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BelePhotography: How about a report on the Surface Book? 3000x2000 resolution , 2 full USB ports, SD card reader and 2 times faster than an equivalent MacBook. The Pro is cool, but the big news for Photographers is the Surface Book in my opinion.

The Surface Book looks awesome.

Link | Posted on Oct 7, 2015 at 13:01 UTC
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ZoranHR: They should first make windows 10 work properly.
I dont know for the rest of you,but my windows 10 pro is a nightmare experience.
These hardware improvements are really secondary.

Not sure what you are talking about OR if you have even used Windows 10. I am an Apple guy with but one exception, one desktop and Windows 10 is the best OS I have ever used. Windows FINALLY got it right. Unlike Cook who recognizes iOS will never merge with OsX because of differences, Microsoft has done what Cook can't.

Link | Posted on Oct 7, 2015 at 13:00 UTC
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Priaptor: You want a "tablet" to do real work, wait till Oct 6th and get the new Surface Pro 4, which is what the iPad Pro should have been.

If only Microsoft understood sooner how much more advanced their hardware was than Apples, we wouldn't have had to wait so long for the ultimate combination of Windows 10 and a Surface Pro 4 that perform real computer tasks, rather than apps

Agree. I don't see the Surface dying anytime soon. In typical Microsoft fashion, they were clueless as to what they created. First it was the RT disaster, then Windows 8.1 disaster which led many (including myself) to disregard the Surface. Now with Windows 10, I am using Surface 3 with LTE, love it and look forward to the new crop of Surface Pro 4.

While I know the iPad Pro will do well, from my perch, I think Cook not wanting to merge iOS and MacOS is a big mistake for those of us looking for crossplatform compatibility, despite the current ecosystem of apps. One could run both, although, it hasn't been so successful on the Windows platform, BUT, lets hope Surface Pro 4 + Windows 10 changes that.

I REALLY like Windows 10 and think Microsoft actually got it right with Windows 10 and their Surface products.

Link | Posted on Oct 2, 2015 at 15:26 UTC
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Priaptor: You want a "tablet" to do real work, wait till Oct 6th and get the new Surface Pro 4, which is what the iPad Pro should have been.

If only Microsoft understood sooner how much more advanced their hardware was than Apples, we wouldn't have had to wait so long for the ultimate combination of Windows 10 and a Surface Pro 4 that perform real computer tasks, rather than apps

Surface Pro 3 is fine, depending upon the processor and what you are running. "Rumor" has it that the screen will be better on the 4, be able to run longer due to the processor, have better graphics support using Intel's new graphic chip and come in configurations with more memory (as high as 16 gigs) and rumors have it that you may be able to get it with a 1TB drive.

All in a lighter, more svelte package.

Rumor also has it in a 14" variant.

We will see on the 6th

Link | Posted on Oct 2, 2015 at 13:17 UTC
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