Clyde Thomas

Lives in United States St. Louis, MO, United States
Works as a Photosopher
Has a website at www.ctphotographx.com
Joined on Dec 4, 2010
About me:

Commercial/Editorial/Fashion photographer for nearly four decades.
Here to help. Here to learn.

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What makes it log and catalog dogs for blogs differently than pairs of scary brown haired bears?

"Two brown bears..." instead of "A big bear sitting next to a bear..."
vs
"A dog sitting next to a dog..." instead of "Two dogs sitting..."

Link | Posted on Sep 26, 2016 at 19:51 UTC as 31st comment
On article Flickr Marketplace image licensing program shuttered (91 comments in total)
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Favorable Exponynt: I don't want to sell my images. A lot of people also don't (at least not through Flickr) so who cares.

Thanks for caring enough to share that advise.

Link | Posted on Sep 24, 2016 at 23:58 UTC
On article Flickr Marketplace image licensing program shuttered (91 comments in total)
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Favorable Exponynt: I don't want to sell my images. A lot of people also don't (at least not through Flickr) so who cares.

Those who hoped the service would benefit them care.

Link | Posted on Sep 24, 2016 at 13:36 UTC
On article Photokina 2016: Hands-on with Sony a99 II (425 comments in total)
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Nikonandmore: Just for the burst rate specs alone, if the new A99II was instead a new E-mount camera, a new Nikon or the Canon 5D MkIV, it would be a meltdown in the photography world.

But as a new A-Mount camera, ultimately almost no one will care. This is the right camera in the wrong form factor. Now Sony only needs to replicate what they have done, shrink it a little and put it in a smaller mirrorless body. If a future A7xx or more Pro oriented A9xx has similar specs, it's game over for everyone else in the DLSR and mirrorless games.

I just preordered two a99II's specifically because the a7RII is so performance lacking. I've suffered a year of overheating, weak batteries, wobbly adapters, and unbalanced lenses. That's the short list.

Was ready to trade it all for discontinued Samsung NX-1... until this a99II announcement. I appreciate the EMount for what it is. But I also acknowledge what it isn't.

Everything you claim for "meltdown" could be accomplished by putting full frame sensor inside an a33 size proper AMount body with extra stable six screw lens mount. It's even smaller than an a7XII series.

I appreciate your sentiment friend. But I assure you, someone "cares". The AMount forums are going wild over a99II and I've lost count of those claiming to preorder immediately.

Fun time for the photo world! Can't wait to see how the competition answers.

Link | Posted on Sep 21, 2016 at 02:23 UTC

Extra air?

Stuff a Sony inside and call it a Nikon.

Oh wait... That would be hot air. Not good. Never mind.

Link | Posted on Sep 10, 2016 at 06:20 UTC as 9th comment

Yeah... Well Sony has nearly three dozen different 50mm lenses to choose from.

Take THAT Nikon!

Link | Posted on Jul 27, 2016 at 12:59 UTC as 55th comment

Bravo!

Link | Posted on Jul 26, 2016 at 07:18 UTC as 6th comment
On article Under pressure: Canon vs. Nikon in a hydraulic press (296 comments in total)

Dude has the perfect diabolical evil laugh for his work.

Link | Posted on Jul 8, 2016 at 06:08 UTC as 81st comment

Interesting. I would have expected at least some type of ultra wide.

Wonder what zoom setting he most often visits with the 24-70.

Wonder which of the three lenses he uses most.

Thanks for posting DPR.

Link | Posted on Jul 3, 2016 at 03:16 UTC as 15th comment | 1 reply

iBS

Link | Posted on Jul 1, 2016 at 05:07 UTC as 136th comment
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Clyde Thomas: I'd like to see a monthly assessment to reveal black on white vs white on black viewer usage. Just interested to see how it changes over time.

Well be careful with that. DPReview is respected and might start a trend for camera LCD menus to reverse their color schemes.

Woe to those known as trendsetters.

Link | Posted on Jun 24, 2016 at 22:08 UTC

White text on black background viewers get a text box as black on white. If I change to the other black on white mode, can I get a reversed text box that types white on black?
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EDIT:
I just checked. Nupe. Text block is always black on white regardless of viewing mode.

Link | Posted on Jun 24, 2016 at 22:02 UTC as 157th comment

I'd like to see a monthly assessment to reveal black on white vs white on black viewer usage. Just interested to see how it changes over time.

Link | Posted on Jun 24, 2016 at 22:01 UTC as 158th comment | 2 replies
On article Hasselblad to announce 'game changer' next week (460 comments in total)

Finally, a single mirrorless 35mm FF body with interchangeable sensors and lens mounts.

g.a.m.e...c.h.a.n.g.e.r... for sure. But not necessarily g.a.m.e...o.v.e.r.

Link | Posted on Jun 17, 2016 at 22:32 UTC as 178th comment

I considered the iPad Pro but it didn't provide for Sony a7RII tethering. Vaio Z Canvas allows tethering and full PS. Faster than my Macbook Pro Retina and gives the iMac 5K a real race.

Link | Posted on Jun 15, 2016 at 01:27 UTC as 12th comment | 3 replies
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Kiwisnap: I hoped the iPad Pro would be the first actually useful iPad: It wasn't.

I bought a Surface Pro 4 instead and run full Adobe CC, USB 3 hard drives and so on. The iPad is a solution to a problem that does not exist - it is nothing more than a 'nice thing'. A Surface Pro is more use and a Kindle better to read on.

I'm with ya but went with the Vaio Z Canvas. It's tempted me away from my 5K iMac too. Very convenient to use... But...

Windows 10 has a big problem with the Action Center popping up on any scroll bar close to the side. System would be darn near perfect if W10 would allow turning that off. But any swipe or near edge pen movement jumps the Action Center on top of my PS project.

Link | Posted on Jun 15, 2016 at 01:24 UTC
On article Lens shootout: Sony RX10 III destroys the competition (488 comments in total)

Make me four Full Frame 42mp versions... with full LCD articulation.

15-50mm f4.
30mm f1.4.
40-110mm f2.
100-300mm f4
and front mount 1.5x, 2x, 3x tele converters for the tele cams.

Charge $2500 each and I'll trade all and buy all.

Link | Posted on May 26, 2016 at 19:13 UTC as 141st comment | 1 reply

Blown away.

Link | Posted on May 15, 2016 at 13:25 UTC as 9th comment

SX-70 Alpha 1 is still one of my most satisfying and enjoyable cameras to use.

Wish a smart monkey would create a 10mp full coverage digital cartridge for that thing.

Link | Posted on May 7, 2016 at 00:00 UTC as 33rd comment

Used to be... togs just needed to be dedicated.

Then togs had to be talented.

Now they expect togs to be smart?

Come on man. That's just asking too much.
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EDIT: I just got lost in the GettyImages link provided by DPR and forgot all about my troubles for a second. Really great images on there. If I owned them, I sure wouldn't want anybody messing with them. I'm heading back to Getty now.

Link | Posted on Apr 30, 2016 at 00:39 UTC as 31st comment
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