Priaptor

Priaptor

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

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Testament to the capabilities of the Sony. You can see the ear wax on both ends of the Q-tip.

If this is dubbed "the poster child for today’s marine trash crisis" THEN I think society has many more important things to worry about!

Link | Posted on Sep 19, 2017 at 16:24 UTC as 51st comment
On article iPhone X: What you need to know (399 comments in total)

I think this is Apple's first real upgrade in years. Yeah it's a lot of money BUT on a relative basis few things in one's life are used than their smartphone. If you have bought into the Apple Ecosystem, the X is a big upgrade, IMHO.

Photo capabilities look pretty good.

I haven't been an Apple fanboy for years, but these intros yesterday are very interesting and for the better from all aspects. Now Apple can control all aspects of our life, just what they criticized Big Blue for back in 84, but it's for the better, just ask Tim and Co. They have it rationalized.

Link | Posted on Sep 13, 2017 at 13:24 UTC as 75th comment | 1 reply
On article Nikon D850: What we hoped for – and what we got (403 comments in total)
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Verto: Although I think the D850 looks and sounds amazing, DP review has gone in full promotion mode on this camera and clearly shows they are trying to sell it hard. How many articles and posts can they feature in a week? They are saying the same thing over and over again.

Agree. I don't use Nikon, but this sounds like Nikon is getting their footing back which is a good thing, IMHO.

Link | Posted on Aug 26, 2017 at 18:13 UTC
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Aroart: I was a reg customer of B&H for 3 yrs. Having more than half of there staff being Hasidic Jewish never really bothered me.. I stoped going because I had returned a few cameras and they gave me issues and eventually black listed me because of the returns.. I now only go to Adorama and they are much better with customer service and photo gear knowledge...

Roustabout, you still don't get the point of my original post do you?

Link | Posted on Aug 17, 2017 at 03:33 UTC
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Aroart: I was a reg customer of B&H for 3 yrs. Having more than half of there staff being Hasidic Jewish never really bothered me.. I stoped going because I had returned a few cameras and they gave me issues and eventually black listed me because of the returns.. I now only go to Adorama and they are much better with customer service and photo gear knowledge...

Sorry roustabout your reply has no equivalence to my point. Stick to taking pictures.

Link | Posted on Aug 16, 2017 at 23:01 UTC
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Aroart: I was a reg customer of B&H for 3 yrs. Having more than half of there staff being Hasidic Jewish never really bothered me.. I stoped going because I had returned a few cameras and they gave me issues and eventually black listed me because of the returns.. I now only go to Adorama and they are much better with customer service and photo gear knowledge...

"Having more than half of there staff being Hasidic Jewish never really bothered me"

Whatever you say after that has no meaning as the implication of that sentence speaks to who you are. I have to say it's hysterical because in today's world the real anti-semites and racists don't even realize they are.

Given America's political landscape let me modify your sentence and maybe you can explain how it would be taken:

"Having more than half of there staff being African American never really bothered me"

LMAO

Link | Posted on Aug 16, 2017 at 22:00 UTC
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Priaptor: Kalyee Greer is awesome. I love her work. I am trying to get my daughter to take some lessons from her. She is incredibly talented and a very interesting person and her work with the camera and post-processing is amazing.

I love her site: dogbreathphoto.com

I have three Goldens that I would love for her photograph but she only does it in and around the Boston area and the shoots are expensive and don't included the post-processing.

Maybe I will give it a try. Hey maybe I will make a father/daughter trip to one of Kalyee's workshops.

Link | Posted on Jun 22, 2017 at 12:54 UTC

Kalyee Greer is awesome. I love her work. I am trying to get my daughter to take some lessons from her. She is incredibly talented and a very interesting person and her work with the camera and post-processing is amazing.

I love her site: dogbreathphoto.com

I have three Goldens that I would love for her photograph but she only does it in and around the Boston area and the shoots are expensive and don't included the post-processing.

Link | Posted on Jun 21, 2017 at 15:32 UTC as 20th comment | 2 replies
On article Fujifilm GFX 50S Review: Modern MF (908 comments in total)

As an owner I would like to comment after reading some of the more sophomoric comments. I think it was a mistake, but a necessary one, for this review to compare this camera to the best FF cameras out there as this "system" really cannot be compared to those system nor should it.

I get the desire for some of you to rationalize and justify your purchases by denigrating others and questioning why this "inferior" camera got a gold while yours may or may not have.

If I was looking for a camera for sports, wildlife, landscape, portraiture basically a camera that can do ALL things I would never buy this or any other so called medium format. It's NOT that kind of camera.

These days I shoot exclusively landscape and some portraiture stuff and for my purposes I love this camera, both output and ergonomics. Never considered a Fuji before but I really love the ability to just use this camera. Kind of reminds me of the crappy touch screen on some cars vs. the intuitive ones on others.

Link | Posted on Apr 9, 2017 at 13:49 UTC as 28th comment
On article Hasselblad X1D-50c First Impressions Review (316 comments in total)
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Terry Breedlove: In my humble opinion at 50mp it isn't worth going to these new medium format cameras. 100 mp + and now we are talking.

Never shot with a Hasselblad BUT my favorite camera of all time was the Mamiya 7 and its three lenses. That was my ultimate photography bliss. I never should have parted with it.

Link | Posted on Apr 4, 2017 at 16:36 UTC
On article Hasselblad X1D-50c First Impressions Review (316 comments in total)
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Terry Breedlove: In my humble opinion at 50mp it isn't worth going to these new medium format cameras. 100 mp + and now we are talking.

Again, the same can be said for FF lenses as resolution of the sensor increases. I'm not criticizing your personal decisions by any means, but I have, like with so many things, stopped with waiting for the next best thing, whether it be a FF, MF, audio, car, etc. If something's current capabilities serves my purposes now I will usually go for it, assuming I can afford what I am going for. I guess as one gets older the waiting for the next best thing takes on a different perspective and why I was very interested in the X1D but chose to go for the GFX and am really enjoying it (so far).

Link | Posted on Apr 4, 2017 at 15:07 UTC
On article Hasselblad X1D-50c First Impressions Review (316 comments in total)
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Terry Breedlove: In my humble opinion at 50mp it isn't worth going to these new medium format cameras. 100 mp + and now we are talking.

Will you still have that POV WHEN these cameras go to 100mp and their FF competitors are shooting at 80mp?

The same can be said for any and every camera. The good news is that the lenses for these new cameras will be compatible with their 100 mp replacements whenever that happens.

Link | Posted on Apr 4, 2017 at 13:16 UTC
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Old Cameras: Parts of Idaho are stunningly beautiful if you enjoy high desert landscape. I never visited Shoshone Falls but I took a long drive down 200 in a convertible late in the day and I thought it was one of the most beautiful drives in the country.

If you are a Lewis and Clark fanatic like me take the REAL Lolo with a 4 wheel vehicle. GORGEOUS!!

I have a place on Flathead Lake and after reading this thread will be sure to visit the Falls

Link | Posted on Mar 31, 2017 at 23:36 UTC

To paraphrase Yogi Berra, the camera sucks so much that even if you wanted to buy one you couldn't because they are selling them faster than they can get them.

Link | Posted on Mar 21, 2017 at 21:55 UTC as 290th comment
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cirtapfotos: You know...I am going to pass on the Fuji GFX 50S and wait for the Fuji GFX 100S with Sony's 100MP. It will be announced in Dec/2017 or Early/2018. While I believe Fuji has a darn good camera here with the GFX 50S....I know the next model will be even better.

Foolishness to me is waiting for something you have no idea will ever be made or if made how long you will have to wait for it to be made.

Why rent it when you have already indicated you want to wait for the next version?

Link | Posted on Mar 9, 2017 at 18:51 UTC
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cirtapfotos: You know...I am going to pass on the Fuji GFX 50S and wait for the Fuji GFX 100S with Sony's 100MP. It will be announced in Dec/2017 or Early/2018. While I believe Fuji has a darn good camera here with the GFX 50S....I know the next model will be even better.

I never tell anyone how to spend their money, however, as a doctor, I can tell you life is short, you can never predict tomorrow and if a person has the $$ and wants something, sometimes waiting for the "next best thing" never happens.

I just ordered mine, taking my own advice.

Link | Posted on Mar 9, 2017 at 16:47 UTC
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zakaria: Fuji GXF seems to be a morning coffee on this site.

And I'm glad it is as I'm eagerly reading and with every report am getting closer to pushing the B&H button to "BUY" as the actual reports and photos are starting to validate the claims and my presumptions when first hearing about this camera.

My shooting needs have changed over time (as I age) and would love this camera for landscape shoots.

Link | Posted on Mar 9, 2017 at 14:31 UTC
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Richard Murdey: All of the D645Z in half the volume?

I don't know much about art, but I know a piece of disruptive technology when I see it.

LFPCPH,

It's all a matter of perspective. One's Canon/Nikon with lens is big and heavy to someone sold on a Sony A7 which is big and heavy compared to a Fuji X series which is big and heavy to a point and shoot which is big and heavy compared to an iPhone/Android phone.

It's all relative.

Link | Posted on Feb 24, 2017 at 16:59 UTC
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Calvin Chann: It won't change many opinions at the current pricing levels. If they had a machine and lens ready to go at, say, $8,000 then maybe. Bear in mind that at those levels of resolution, file sizes will also be significantly larger bring into question the processing power and storage on your computer.

I'm not sure what you are missing, but the "pricing levels" are right around $8K for camera and a lens

Link | Posted on Feb 24, 2017 at 16:28 UTC

It's like my wife's car. Knobs that do nothing; serious about that.

Impossible to turn the radio on and when you finally figure it out try to find a station??

And A/C good luck.

Sometimes technology sucks

Link | Posted on Feb 1, 2017 at 02:03 UTC as 16th comment | 3 replies
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