WT21

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JSmitty: Why, in God's name, do they not put any sort of grip on this thing?!

I'm glad they don't. I use my own that I like better than the ones from most of the makers

Link | Posted on Oct 6, 2016 at 18:02 UTC
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HRC2016: No viewfinder. Next!

Yes, except for the viewfinder there is no viewfinder.

???

Link | Posted on Oct 6, 2016 at 17:58 UTC

"clinical" is the word that comes to mind

Link | Posted on Sep 26, 2016 at 15:47 UTC as 67th comment | 1 reply
On article Opinion: Park vandals need to be stopped (335 comments in total)
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footeab: Nothing new. There will always be juvenile male vandals. There is nothing you can do to stop it either other than start teaching them as parents when they are much younger. It is a failure of parenting from the age of 1 till they are teenagers and the reigns start coming off.

Don't blame parents. Do you have kids of your own? You can raise them, but that's no guarantee they won't make stupid choices, especially 1) when in a group (and young and stupid) and 2) when "social media" fame is to be had (if that's what I see here? -- someone filming this?)

Any rate, good kids can come from bad parents, bad kids from good parents. Parenting helps for sure, but it's not a guarantee, especially with a group of younger folks (also -- were they drunk by any chance?)

Link | Posted on Sep 8, 2016 at 13:49 UTC

What's his DPR user name. Or is he the platonic perfection of every DPR poster?

Link | Posted on Aug 19, 2016 at 18:14 UTC as 44th comment | 1 reply
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WT21: A way to make newbies fall in love with your system -- get rid of sensor dust reduction, and sell new lenses without VR. That will really help newbies (who don't even understand why they need this stuff) see their pictures shine!

"Nikon stinks -- my pictures are always blurry and there are big spots all over my pictures in the sky"

"Oh, Canon doesn't have these problems -- here try this camera"

Thanks. Haven't actually followed either one. More into mirrorless now, but I was at a BestBuy (US store) recently, where a student wanted a camera better than her cellphone, for backpacking around Europe. The sales person was showing her DSLRs. I chimed in and pointed out the Sony, Fuji and m43 sitting nearby. As I was leaving, the salesperson steered them back to Nikon/Canon. How about a nice one with no VR/IS. Lovely!

Link | Posted on Aug 17, 2016 at 14:37 UTC

A way to make newbies fall in love with your system -- get rid of sensor dust reduction, and sell new lenses without VR. That will really help newbies (who don't even understand why they need this stuff) see their pictures shine!

"Nikon stinks -- my pictures are always blurry and there are big spots all over my pictures in the sky"

"Oh, Canon doesn't have these problems -- here try this camera"

Link | Posted on Aug 17, 2016 at 13:41 UTC as 53rd comment | 4 replies
On article Brooks Institute announces closure (132 comments in total)
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Melchiorum: As a European, I find the tuition fees in colleges and universities of USA to be simply insane. About $100,000 in total for a higher education? In Sweden, Denmark, Germany and many other European countries you get it for free. Like, totally free. And you don't even have to be a citizen of that country. I have studied for 7 years and got a double Master's without paying a cent with the exception of the entrance egzam fee (about 150 bucks in total) and some books (non-mandatory ones, because mandatory are provided as well).

"back before Reagan and his GOP henchmen began cutting taxes, implementing austerity and privatization programs and turning every part of the commons into for-profit ventures to benefit their corporate contributors." - yeah, and public servants never take care of their own, hiring nephews and nieces into high-paying, low-pressure public service roles. We see that all the time in the northeast.

Link | Posted on Aug 16, 2016 at 17:42 UTC
On article Brooks Institute announces closure (132 comments in total)
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Melchiorum: As a European, I find the tuition fees in colleges and universities of USA to be simply insane. About $100,000 in total for a higher education? In Sweden, Denmark, Germany and many other European countries you get it for free. Like, totally free. And you don't even have to be a citizen of that country. I have studied for 7 years and got a double Master's without paying a cent with the exception of the entrance egzam fee (about 150 bucks in total) and some books (non-mandatory ones, because mandatory are provided as well).

No, it's not "Free" in Europe. You pay for it in VAT, property, petrol taxes, etc. etc. Unless all the professors are just volunteers??

Now, whether Euro vs US edu is more EFFICIENT and lower cost to deliver is a different question, but it sure isn't "free"

Link | Posted on Aug 16, 2016 at 17:40 UTC
On article Brooks Institute announces closure (132 comments in total)
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lester11: They could just re-incorporate as a not-for-profit, surely?

Yeah, that's all that's stopping turning a for-profit to a non-profit. :\

Whether for-profit or non-profit (which, btw, doesn't mean "no profit") -- do you really think a photography school has a place and a market right now??

Link | Posted on Aug 16, 2016 at 17:39 UTC
On article Brooks Institute announces closure (132 comments in total)
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pixelpiper: I remember Brooks institute in Santa Barbara. It was very nice. However, times have changed, anyone with a DSLR claims to be a photographer. It is very hard for real photographers to find good paying gigs. Considering the tuition and cost of living its simply not worth it. Brooks had also to face a serious law suit as they had made guaranties of three figure incomes for their graduates. though I do recommend an academic avenue for serious photographers, maybe a few community college classes would be a better. It cost me only a couple of grands at my local community college, where I learned the fundamentals over 2 years, and then continued my education with online universities such as Linda and Kelbyone

"guaranties of three figure incomes for their graduates" -- that sounds about right. Hundreds of dollars for a gig, lol.

Link | Posted on Aug 16, 2016 at 17:36 UTC
On article Sony a7R II versus a7 II: Eight key differences (397 comments in total)
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WT21: I don't find giant file sizes helpful in my workflow, and I don't need the resolution. An a7iii would be much appreciated. Everything the Rii has but with 24MP raw

Should also have said I did appreciate the article. As an a7 owner who is considering when and to what to upgrade, this is very helpful. But you should note the file sizes. The difference is not irrelevant :)

Link | Posted on Aug 7, 2016 at 12:40 UTC
On article Sony a7R II versus a7 II: Eight key differences (397 comments in total)

I don't find giant file sizes helpful in my workflow, and I don't need the resolution. An a7iii would be much appreciated. Everything the Rii has but with 24MP raw

Link | Posted on Aug 7, 2016 at 12:33 UTC as 86th comment | 2 replies

Sounds sort of like stitch fix in that you get a box of gear based on your profile. You don't get to pick they gear -- they do the picking. They would certainly balance their own inventory.

If you like it, you are renting it for $149 per month (assuming "it" here is at least a body + lens for ILCs? If not, then what's the point -- you'd be hunting for new lenses on different systems all the time -- unless you can narrow your choices to a certain system).

I assume if you return it, you get something different the next month?

At the base price, it's close to being interesting. Having to add $50 for insurance pushes it out of what makes sense, IMO.

Need to learn more about it.

Link | Posted on Jul 14, 2016 at 13:00 UTC as 3rd comment

Couldn't process, like, 5-10 rolls to show what you got there? 2-3 snapshots and that's it? Put a bit more skin in the game, please.

Link | Posted on Jun 29, 2016 at 15:39 UTC as 28th comment | 1 reply

Between the 70-300 and the 70-200/2.8, I'm sure my 70-200/4 is worth used maybe 1/2 of what I paid for it, lol.

Link | Posted on Mar 29, 2016 at 15:37 UTC as 81st comment

parlor tricks, IMO

Link | Posted on Mar 28, 2016 at 16:41 UTC as 92nd comment
On article Samsung NX500 shown as discontinued (273 comments in total)
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LFPCPH: Will the next NX be FullFrame ???

winky winky winky ;-)

And we'd be complete suckers to buy any camera from Samsung at this point.

Link | Posted on Mar 10, 2016 at 16:38 UTC
On article Great Eight: Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 review (542 comments in total)
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Stollen1234: Great Eight: Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 review
What a title...how could this review be really obejective?

They did a review and came up with a title, and the title then makes the review un-objective?? I'm missing it, I guess.

Link | Posted on Mar 8, 2016 at 16:35 UTC
On article Great Eight: Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 review (542 comments in total)

* Shutter vibration can slightly blur photos at certain shutter speeds
* Electronic shutter introduces possible rolling shutter
* Desaturated colors in JPEG, particularly at high ISO; skin tones and yellows can be a bit green.

These were the reasons I sold my GX7. Not much changed I guess. I'll stick with Sony for now, but keep watching m43. Mainly because of my m43 lens jealousy!

Link | Posted on Mar 8, 2016 at 16:34 UTC as 135th comment | 3 replies
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