Beshkno

Beshkno

Lives in Everywhere
Works as a Guide, Naturalist, photographer
Joined on Nov 3, 2018

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The last thing most countries need to worry about is wether cameras are made in China. China's world wide ambitions in dominating manufacturing and cultivating regional influence in places like Africa (already a major player there) along with a military which is very close to becoming #1 and it's claim to Taiwan should make not only companies but countries wary.

USA led the migration of its manufacturing into China after giving China the same trade designation as third world developing countries allowed China virtually unrestricted exports to USA and China laughed all the way to the bank! The reasons some companies exit China is not necessarily important as leaving is good and better yet that all major players get out of there. There's also other scenarios which are not good namely China's backup plan to shift trade and manufacturing into Africa. China thinks in centuries while the west thinks in days.

Link | Posted on Jan 30, 2023 at 20:00 UTC as 40th comment
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Beshkno: Camera, camera, camera... If the photos posted in the forum sections of this website represent the best work from the gear used then clearly any camera from the past 20 years would suffice. Very few people know how to shoot a good landscape and that applies to most genres. For the majority of the people the camera makes no difference other than ownership rights and perceived improvement.

@ Astro, and the lens...

Link | Posted on Jan 29, 2023 at 22:16 UTC
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Beshkno: Camera, camera, camera... If the photos posted in the forum sections of this website represent the best work from the gear used then clearly any camera from the past 20 years would suffice. Very few people know how to shoot a good landscape and that applies to most genres. For the majority of the people the camera makes no difference other than ownership rights and perceived improvement.

A friend of mine is an outstanding photographer and creates artwork with his camera. His photos are displayed everywhere from hospitals to performing art centers. He still uses a pair of well used D800's and three lenses and tells me he has all he needs.

Link | Posted on Jan 29, 2023 at 14:13 UTC

Camera, camera, camera... If the photos posted in the forum sections of this website represent the best work from the gear used then clearly any camera from the past 20 years would suffice. Very few people know how to shoot a good landscape and that applies to most genres. For the majority of the people the camera makes no difference other than ownership rights and perceived improvement.

Link | Posted on Jan 29, 2023 at 13:29 UTC as 31st comment | 20 replies

Rather disturbing to see that old lady pulling a leash attached to a fox! I think there's better subjects to photograph.

Link | Posted on Jan 6, 2023 at 01:44 UTC as 6th comment | 4 replies
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SimonUK5: Isn't this just a list of stuff that no one wants to buy?

Very useful data for Lens rentals business models but otherwise doesn't really tell you much.

Camera makers would probably rather that the rental market wasn't there at all, then all those rentals might become sales instead.

@ SimonUK5 I agree. I don't think what lens rentals rents represents anything other than rentals and not an indicator of camera market share. Car rentals do not represent much either as one report said most popular was a Hyundai family sedan and other cars most people do not buy like mustangs, which are cool but hardly a top seller.

Link | Posted on Dec 21, 2022 at 18:53 UTC

" The fire burned uncontrolled for three days and effectively destroyed the entire factory"

I find this very puzzling. Was there no fire suppression system? With a proper fire suppression system most fires are either extinguished or significantly muted. Hard to imagine three days of "uncontrolled." With a properly installed wet pipe sprinkler system 100% of the floor area is covered.

Link | Posted on May 28, 2022 at 16:05 UTC as 20th comment | 2 replies

This is a nice little film camera. Cheap & fun to use. I dare say to the naysayers questioning the plastic lens that its likely far better than their skillset!

Sadly, far too many in these forums are consumed with specifications & mostly useless details, however, have nothing to show for themselves photographically. Compulsive keyboard critics. I can't confirm this but I've heard through reliable sources that all the naysayers have yet to take a photo worthy to mount on the side of a fridge never mind the front door. Could that be true?

Link | Posted on May 27, 2022 at 14:09 UTC as 36th comment | 5 replies
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Beshkno: As remarkable this telescope, it's a product of decades of evolution in technologies. Perhaps far more impressive was our (USA) space program which started in 1961 and in less than 10 years we put men on the moon a feat which no other country has even attempted (in any meaningful way) in 6 decades! This telescope could be duplicated if not already by other countries.
Digital cameras of today with the ability to record images in virtual darkness, store tens of thousands of images in a memory card the size of a postage stamp, insane frame rates and IQ!!, etc. Yes, many younger people take most of current tech for granted but I grew up in the 50's & 60's. I thought the compact portable AM radio I bought with money earned from a paper route (newspapers for youngsters) was incredible! Size of a pack of cigarette w/earbuds! I was able to afford it by saving a few weeks of route money, about $15.00. Computers? Whats to say how they have evolved to become so normal.

Easily? Of course it would not be easy but within the capability of the Chinese? Very likely. The point I made about USA Moon landing-it was so incredibly technologically difficult and costly no country in over half a century has even attempted it. The telescope is entirely different and very much an eventuality for some countries as there are others who do posses the knowledge but perhaps not the interest..They are much more pragmatic and practical in their developmental strategies. Besides why spend the money when USA shares most of its exploratory equipment? They [that other country] do things which benefit them and in ways the USA often does not.

Link | Posted on Apr 30, 2022 at 15:27 UTC
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Beshkno: As remarkable this telescope, it's a product of decades of evolution in technologies. Perhaps far more impressive was our (USA) space program which started in 1961 and in less than 10 years we put men on the moon a feat which no other country has even attempted (in any meaningful way) in 6 decades! This telescope could be duplicated if not already by other countries.
Digital cameras of today with the ability to record images in virtual darkness, store tens of thousands of images in a memory card the size of a postage stamp, insane frame rates and IQ!!, etc. Yes, many younger people take most of current tech for granted but I grew up in the 50's & 60's. I thought the compact portable AM radio I bought with money earned from a paper route (newspapers for youngsters) was incredible! Size of a pack of cigarette w/earbuds! I was able to afford it by saving a few weeks of route money, about $15.00. Computers? Whats to say how they have evolved to become so normal.

The first USA manned spacecraft, the Mercury capsule was the size of a 55 gal drum with a few instruments and some toggle switches. The Apollow Saturn V rocket with, Apollo capsule, command center capsule, Lunar rover etc., etc., was 365 feet tall, weighed 2.8 million kilograms (6.2 million pounds), the weight of about 400 elephants. The Statue of Liberty is 305 feet tall and weighs 450,000 pounds. You can only fully appreciate this space ship when viewing it at the Space center. I was fortunate to have watched 4 launches!

Link | Posted on Apr 30, 2022 at 13:57 UTC

As remarkable this telescope, it's a product of decades of evolution in technologies. Perhaps far more impressive was our (USA) space program which started in 1961 and in less than 10 years we put men on the moon a feat which no other country has even attempted (in any meaningful way) in 6 decades! This telescope could be duplicated if not already by other countries.
Digital cameras of today with the ability to record images in virtual darkness, store tens of thousands of images in a memory card the size of a postage stamp, insane frame rates and IQ!!, etc. Yes, many younger people take most of current tech for granted but I grew up in the 50's & 60's. I thought the compact portable AM radio I bought with money earned from a paper route (newspapers for youngsters) was incredible! Size of a pack of cigarette w/earbuds! I was able to afford it by saving a few weeks of route money, about $15.00. Computers? Whats to say how they have evolved to become so normal.

Link | Posted on Apr 30, 2022 at 13:39 UTC as 7th comment | 4 replies

Apple isn't shamed nor intimidated by litigating lawsuits virtually every day of their existence nor will they worry about 100 pros. They abandoned photographers without any guilt and may do the same with FCP. It's the Apple way.

Link | Posted on Apr 20, 2022 at 23:49 UTC as 36th comment | 2 replies

Andy Warhol's daughter?

Link | Posted on Mar 26, 2022 at 11:56 UTC as 12th comment
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AstroStan: Expanding the top image reveals likely Bahtinov mask diffraction patterns.

Bahtinov masks are used by many amateurs to focus astro-images. They produce a distinct X with a bar thru it, The bar moves with focus changes. Best focus places the bar at the intersection of the X. The Webb image suggests that most of the mirrors are near correct focus, though obviously need to be tilted to a common focal point.

Boris Badenov and his wife Natasha were the ones who created the Badenov mask not Bahtinov.

Link | Posted on Feb 13, 2022 at 17:08 UTC
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MagicCH: Sorry. And it makes you try and seek subjects where it works best.

Thats the case for every lens. Point a $12k lens in the wrong direction and...

Link | Posted on Jan 25, 2022 at 13:32 UTC
On article Hands-on with the new Leica M11 (264 comments in total)

I'm guessing that features like the location of the memory card & USB socket which prevent access when mounted to a tripod or the lack of a hand grip is accepted because it's a Leica but always critiqued in other cameras.

Link | Posted on Jan 17, 2022 at 13:36 UTC as 14th comment | 2 replies

Videography & photography have always been about skillful creative efforts. Sadly, a fact lost by most.

Link | Posted on Jan 14, 2022 at 13:24 UTC as 8th comment
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Beshkno: I ordered three of these cameras when they were listed on Comrade Starter Peoplesfunding, the Soviet predecessor to Kick(Scam)Starter. I never received the cameras but I was given tickets to see Vladimir Putin wrestle a bear. Free vodka too!

Yes it was! Putin offered the bears corner his personal Siberian spring water, what a guy! Half way through the next round the bear collapsed and Putin was declared the winner!

Link | Posted on Jan 7, 2022 at 15:55 UTC

I ordered three of these cameras when they were listed on Comrade Starter Peoplesfunding, the Soviet predecessor to Kick(Scam)Starter. I never received the cameras but I was given tickets to see Vladimir Putin wrestle a bear. Free vodka too!

Link | Posted on Jan 7, 2022 at 14:52 UTC as 18th comment | 2 replies
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Beshkno: It may be a nice overpriced bag but a shoulder bag is that last type of bag to use hiking long distances in wooded, hilly or rocky terrain. It's clearly intended to be a city slickers fashion statement which is fine. I've hiked and backpacked for over 50 years and would never use a shoulder bag. Many many reasons why this type of bag is problematic.

@Bob Janes, Clearly you took offense to "City Slicker" and likely ignored what I said in my original comment. Allow me to highlight my comment:

"a shoulder bag is that last type of bag to use hiking long distances in wooded, hilly or rocky terrain"

Also its apparent you've never lugged a heavy shoulder bag at distance, if you had, even as a city slicker, you would know better.

Btw. I've accepted city slickers to be socially inclusive in my circle of friends:-)

Link | Posted on Dec 28, 2021 at 18:19 UTC
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