cybertec69

cybertec69

Lives in United States Staten Island, USA, United States
Joined on Jan 29, 2005

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Percy Pufflet: So Nikon have joined Canon in defeating the purpose of mirrorless with these bulky bodies and huge lenses . To say nothing of the weight of this kit and the eye-watering costs. It seems to me that photography will soon be the preserve of wealthy bodybuilders and pros who are paid to hoof this stuff about. For the rest of us, it's becoming elitist.

Give it up already with the size insanity, go buy a point and shoot, no one is forcing you to buy these lenses or any Nikon product. I don't even shoot mirror less, my D850 and D500 have served me well and will continue to do so for a while.
You want fast premium quality glass, that does not exist in miniature form. Get off the soy and you should be fine, you might be able to handle one of these heavy beasts.
I shoot my D850 with Sigma 500mm f4 sport prime hand held, for a total weight of 10 lbs, no problem.

Link | Posted on Sep 18, 2020 at 00:15 UTC
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Craig from Nevada: People are taking more images than ever before and they don't want or need a traditional camera to do so. The smartphone offers a single seamless platform to capture and send photos around the world almost instantly. Cameras, for the most part, do not. That is the problem in a nutshell and where this analysis falls short--the market is not for cameras, but for creating images.

It is not much different than the horse and buggy being supplanted by the automobile. Carriages are still manufactured to the highest standards and horses are bred, but they are for pleasure and are not serious modes of transport for the vast majority. A niche. This is the problem that the camera makers face. Olympus is simply an early casualty. Others will follow. Leica is probably best positioned in this market.

And what exactly is your point here. Again, smartphones are not for people who take photography serious, it's a point and shoot device that is easily accessible in your pocket, if you are into taking pictures of your food🙄 or your face/narcissism then the smartphone will do the trick.

Link | Posted on Jul 26, 2020 at 15:02 UTC
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Craig from Nevada: People are taking more images than ever before and they don't want or need a traditional camera to do so. The smartphone offers a single seamless platform to capture and send photos around the world almost instantly. Cameras, for the most part, do not. That is the problem in a nutshell and where this analysis falls short--the market is not for cameras, but for creating images.

It is not much different than the horse and buggy being supplanted by the automobile. Carriages are still manufactured to the highest standards and horses are bred, but they are for pleasure and are not serious modes of transport for the vast majority. A niche. This is the problem that the camera makers face. Olympus is simply an early casualty. Others will follow. Leica is probably best positioned in this market.

The smartphone is not for serious photography, it's a nice thing to have when you want that quick capture, but when I see people posting nonsense on forums like this one, saying that smartphone cameras is the reason for the decline of the DSLR, it's just absurd, the thing is most people are not savvy enough to use a REAL camera, people like pretty much things to be done for them, point and shoot and call it a day.

Smartphone captures.
https://photos.app.goo.gl/xdxrGmVwXscdiSZQ7

https://photos.app.goo.gl/6uHUQexBjQfcERBA9

DSLR D850 captures.

https://photos.app.goo.gl/a4j2J1yK7PKa65t49

https://photos.app.goo.gl/2FnB7n5YGhFY6mnR8

https://photos.app.goo.gl/5uvQVxRMDau2vyHQ7

https://photos.app.goo.gl/CW7dT2bQkiG7ZgJaA

https://photos.app.goo.gl/QLiBnUMpa42HPp5E8

https://photos.app.goo.gl/MKnKpQ3d6HwhJkHi9

Link | Posted on Jul 26, 2020 at 14:45 UTC

Tears shown the OVERPRICED Nikon 120-300mm f2.8, $9.5K, really, what was Nikon thinking. Most of it's use will be at the telephoto end, you can get a 300mm f2.8 new for $5K, used in great shape between $3K-$4K. The Sigma 120-300mm , yes it's not as good but it's a seven plus year old design and will still give you fine images, new for $3.5K, used between $2-$3K.

Link | Posted on May 18, 2020 at 10:10 UTC as 8th comment | 2 replies
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cybertec69: Newsflash to everyone in here with their heads up their rear ends, the economy was a disaster before the virus, and it will be even worse after this, everyone and their dog was living on CREDIT, most people have no savings to speak of, everyone just likes to spend, spend, spend money they don't have. The US consumer "consumerism society" is 16 trillion dollars in debt, that does not include the federal government and every state and municipality, NY was 7 billion dollars in debt before this virus, they say it has doubled since, California 50 billion dollars in debt. Japan has been in deep trouble for a long time with their negative interest rates, the government pretty much subsidizing most corporations by printing monopoly money, same for the US. In the US the government is printing over 1.5 trillion dollars a year, that does not make a strong economy. Most people have no idea what's coming.

https://www.usdebtclock.org/

https://youtu.be/J-ogwYPlzwg

Whaaaa. You really bought into this climate change nonsense, newsflash, the Earth's climate is always changing and will continue to do so, it will continue to change long after everyone is gone.
Whaaaa, the children.

https://youtu.be/_rNPA1UiUCk

Link | Posted on May 13, 2020 at 22:30 UTC
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cybertec69: Newsflash to everyone in here with their heads up their rear ends, the economy was a disaster before the virus, and it will be even worse after this, everyone and their dog was living on CREDIT, most people have no savings to speak of, everyone just likes to spend, spend, spend money they don't have. The US consumer "consumerism society" is 16 trillion dollars in debt, that does not include the federal government and every state and municipality, NY was 7 billion dollars in debt before this virus, they say it has doubled since, California 50 billion dollars in debt. Japan has been in deep trouble for a long time with their negative interest rates, the government pretty much subsidizing most corporations by printing monopoly money, same for the US. In the US the government is printing over 1.5 trillion dollars a year, that does not make a strong economy. Most people have no idea what's coming.

https://www.usdebtclock.org/

https://youtu.be/J-ogwYPlzwg

I did not miss anything, it's all about YOU. You care about humanity, really, then why did you add to the carbon footprint, oh wait, you are the type, look at me I ride a bicycle, I am saving the planet, LMAO, you are saving the planet, the planet needs no saving, the planet is just fine. Like I said in my previous posts, deflection is your specialty. You are just wasting my valuable time.

Link | Posted on May 13, 2020 at 15:38 UTC
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cybertec69: Newsflash to everyone in here with their heads up their rear ends, the economy was a disaster before the virus, and it will be even worse after this, everyone and their dog was living on CREDIT, most people have no savings to speak of, everyone just likes to spend, spend, spend money they don't have. The US consumer "consumerism society" is 16 trillion dollars in debt, that does not include the federal government and every state and municipality, NY was 7 billion dollars in debt before this virus, they say it has doubled since, California 50 billion dollars in debt. Japan has been in deep trouble for a long time with their negative interest rates, the government pretty much subsidizing most corporations by printing monopoly money, same for the US. In the US the government is printing over 1.5 trillion dollars a year, that does not make a strong economy. Most people have no idea what's coming.

https://www.usdebtclock.org/

https://youtu.be/J-ogwYPlzwg

Whaaaa, keep crying, you have not answered any of my questions from any of my posts, how come.
Like I said, it's all about you, whaaaa the planet, whaaaa the planet, the planet does not give a rats ass about you or anyone else. The ozone whaaaa, the water whaaaa.

In case you missed it.
https://youtu.be/7W33HRc1A6c

Link | Posted on May 13, 2020 at 13:54 UTC
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cybertec69: Newsflash to everyone in here with their heads up their rear ends, the economy was a disaster before the virus, and it will be even worse after this, everyone and their dog was living on CREDIT, most people have no savings to speak of, everyone just likes to spend, spend, spend money they don't have. The US consumer "consumerism society" is 16 trillion dollars in debt, that does not include the federal government and every state and municipality, NY was 7 billion dollars in debt before this virus, they say it has doubled since, California 50 billion dollars in debt. Japan has been in deep trouble for a long time with their negative interest rates, the government pretty much subsidizing most corporations by printing monopoly money, same for the US. In the US the government is printing over 1.5 trillion dollars a year, that does not make a strong economy. Most people have no idea what's coming.

https://www.usdebtclock.org/

https://youtu.be/J-ogwYPlzwg

Nothing but virtue signaling, how do you propose to sustain eight billion people on this planet, and increasing daily.
Whaaaa, my children, the children are not yours, you just like every other species you just made more clones of yourself, if you really cared you would not have produced more carbon footprints, it's your DNA and every species DNA that wants needs to copulate to continue it's existence.
George Carling was right, you are one of those clowns. Whaaaa, my children, it's not about the rest of the species on this planet, it's about you. Keep crying us a river. If you care so much stop using everything that is destroying the planet, like all your electronics, cars, mass transportation, and everything that makes your life easier under the sun. And up-voting your own comment makes you look like an idiot.
And debts matter, they are not imaginary, tell that to your lenders, and tell them you will stop paying your bills tomorrow and see what happens.

Link | Posted on May 13, 2020 at 13:00 UTC
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cybertec69: Newsflash to everyone in here with their heads up their rear ends, the economy was a disaster before the virus, and it will be even worse after this, everyone and their dog was living on CREDIT, most people have no savings to speak of, everyone just likes to spend, spend, spend money they don't have. The US consumer "consumerism society" is 16 trillion dollars in debt, that does not include the federal government and every state and municipality, NY was 7 billion dollars in debt before this virus, they say it has doubled since, California 50 billion dollars in debt. Japan has been in deep trouble for a long time with their negative interest rates, the government pretty much subsidizing most corporations by printing monopoly money, same for the US. In the US the government is printing over 1.5 trillion dollars a year, that does not make a strong economy. Most people have no idea what's coming.

https://www.usdebtclock.org/

https://youtu.be/J-ogwYPlzwg

You surely are not the sharpest tool in the toolshed, debts are just imaginary, tell that to every empire that collapsed, from the Athenian empire to the Roman empire, tell that to the Venezuelan people.
You are another one of those virtue signaling clowns, that enjoys the riches of the industrial revolution, but just likes to complain so as to show that you care.
Why are you skipping over things I said in my posts, and what was said in the video I posted in my second post.
Why are you avoiding the big elephant in the room.
You are one of these clowns that George Carlin was taking about.

https://youtu.be/7W33HRc1A6c

And to Mr. Bolton above, government has no money to give you, what government is giving you is future debt, that you and the unborn have to pay back plus interest, newsflash for the illiterate in here, government does not produce anything, including money. Do you know that the US dollar since inception has lost 96 percent of its value, do you why that is.

Link | Posted on May 13, 2020 at 11:12 UTC
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cybertec69: Newsflash to everyone in here with their heads up their rear ends, the economy was a disaster before the virus, and it will be even worse after this, everyone and their dog was living on CREDIT, most people have no savings to speak of, everyone just likes to spend, spend, spend money they don't have. The US consumer "consumerism society" is 16 trillion dollars in debt, that does not include the federal government and every state and municipality, NY was 7 billion dollars in debt before this virus, they say it has doubled since, California 50 billion dollars in debt. Japan has been in deep trouble for a long time with their negative interest rates, the government pretty much subsidizing most corporations by printing monopoly money, same for the US. In the US the government is printing over 1.5 trillion dollars a year, that does not make a strong economy. Most people have no idea what's coming.

https://www.usdebtclock.org/

https://youtu.be/J-ogwYPlzwg

Debt is no issue, really, today's generation is completely clueless. Poverty has always been around, you must be living surrounded by a white picket fence, and what this ecological suicide nonsense, do you think the planet gives a rats ass about the human species, one day it will cease to exist and the planet will continue spinning around the sun. If you mean overpopulation, well then, why don't you go to Africa and every third world crap hole and tell them to stop breeding like rabbits "you see rabbits are kept in check by nature/predators", the human species tries to keep everyone alive as long as possible, there it a reason viruses and other diseases which effect every human species/tribe differently exist and has existed and will continue to exist, it's a way for nature to keep things in check", because surely that is not the case "birth rates have been low for a long time now" in the rest of the developed Western world.

https://youtu.be/Jk7UybN_fYc

Link | Posted on May 12, 2020 at 20:57 UTC

Newsflash to everyone in here with their heads up their rear ends, the economy was a disaster before the virus, and it will be even worse after this, everyone and their dog was living on CREDIT, most people have no savings to speak of, everyone just likes to spend, spend, spend money they don't have. The US consumer "consumerism society" is 16 trillion dollars in debt, that does not include the federal government and every state and municipality, NY was 7 billion dollars in debt before this virus, they say it has doubled since, California 50 billion dollars in debt. Japan has been in deep trouble for a long time with their negative interest rates, the government pretty much subsidizing most corporations by printing monopoly money, same for the US. In the US the government is printing over 1.5 trillion dollars a year, that does not make a strong economy. Most people have no idea what's coming.

https://www.usdebtclock.org/

https://youtu.be/J-ogwYPlzwg

Link | Posted on May 12, 2020 at 20:07 UTC as 31st comment | 21 replies
On article Best online printing services (145 comments in total)

Smugmug also uses Bay Photo.

Link | Posted on May 12, 2020 at 19:51 UTC as 43rd comment
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underxposed59: We will still be talking about Covid-19 this time next year as a disease.
As to economic impact we will be talking about Civid-19 in 2025.

Today's millennials are completely clueless to what is going on, nothing will go back to normal. Everyone is BROKE, printing money will only make things worse. The economy was a farce before this covid fiasco, now it has been exposed for what it was, a farce. Did you even bother reading my ENTIRE post, and if you did, did you comprehend what I wrote.
Today's consumerism coma induced society is clueless to how economics works, they think governments create money out of thin air, let me explain this to you, the money that is being printed is making whatever money is in circulation worthless, maybe you should look into what has been happening in Venezuela, and what money printing like there is no tomorrow does.
When there is a vaccine developed for it, can you tell me what vaccine they are working on to eliminate all that debt.
The American public alone is in 14 plus trillion dollars in debt, most can not go one month without a paycheck. Hey but they have the latest obsolete gadgets, LMAO

Link | Posted on Apr 27, 2020 at 19:25 UTC
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underxposed59: We will still be talking about Covid-19 this time next year as a disease.
As to economic impact we will be talking about Civid-19 in 2025.

The economy was a big mess before the government induced covid nonsense, 50 to 60 thousand people in the US died last year from the flu virus, crickets from your governments. Money printing, which they have been doing for over a decade does not strengthen an economy, if the economy was strong before this covid nonsense, people would have been prepared for it financially, which is not the case, everyone and their dog is on CREDIT, no savings to speak of, that includes most corporations and governments.
The US alone is in 24 trillion dollars in debt and that's without the unfunded liabilities "government promises, like social security, Medicaid and Medicare,pension funds and numerous other government programs/promises", that number is closer to 150 trillion dollars, the current global debt is 150 plus trillion dollars, the US FED just added 6.5 trillion dollars to their balance sheet, and it's rising like a rocket ship, who do you think will have to pay back all that money plus interest.

Link | Posted on Apr 27, 2020 at 12:59 UTC
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RvEL: I really enjoy working with Photolab 3. Smooth and great results. No subscriptions either.

Still using DXOPhotolab2, no need for 3.

Link | Posted on Mar 18, 2020 at 17:48 UTC
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T3: The window of opportunity for sales of this camera (or any flagship DSLR in today's market) was already quite narrow, especially compared to DSLR releases in the past when DSLRs were the only option. Today's DSLRs were already catering to a vanishing sales pool as more and more people either move to mirrorless or prepare for the move to mirrorless in the relatively near future (as more pro mirrorless models are released). Now it looks like that window of sales opportunity is going to be even more narrow thanks to COVID-19. Who would have thought that a pandemic would add an additional nail to the DSLR coffin.

My D500 and D850 still do a fantastic job of taking pictures, no rush to go mirror-less.

Link | Posted on Mar 10, 2020 at 16:12 UTC
On article Hands-on with the Nikon D6 at WPPI (282 comments in total)
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lauma: Oh gosh that's one hell of a sexy looking camera, can't wait for it :)

I loved the D4 for it's performance, not the design. D5 was much better but this beats it all now finally I can fall in unconditional love with both, body and inner values, how do I tell my gf?

Then what exactly does it have to do with. Why do you need someone else's "a strangers approval" to make a purchase, if you think you need the tool, then you go buy it.

https://youtu.be/vTWjROAHGSk

Link | Posted on Feb 28, 2020 at 16:04 UTC
On article Hands-on with the Nikon D6 at WPPI (282 comments in total)
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lauma: Oh gosh that's one hell of a sexy looking camera, can't wait for it :)

I loved the D4 for it's performance, not the design. D5 was much better but this beats it all now finally I can fall in unconditional love with both, body and inner values, how do I tell my gf?

Why do you have to ask your gf, it's your money.

Link | Posted on Feb 28, 2020 at 11:02 UTC
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studio1961: Mega Pixels
Funny how true professional photographers, I mean people that actually make a living at it, use cameras with 20 mega sensors by design. While the amateur segment is pushing toward 50 meg.
It goes to show us that in the hands of an expert, sensor size means ZERO. These folks have their images in published in every media that exists.
None of us can BS our way out of this!

Exactly, the problem in today's what have you done for me today "not lately", is getting boring, especially the spec/gimmick junkie crowd. Do these people even take pictures. Heck professionals still use D4 and D4s. I myself still use the fantastic D500 and D850, and will continue to use them until the wheels fall off.
And what's with the mirror-less craze anyway, I like to look through an OVF any day all day.
From Nikon's website in regards to the D6, same for Canon DSLR's.

Clear, lag-free optical viewfinder.
The brilliant optical viewfinder in the D6 was designed for clear, real-time visibility with a natural, stress-free viewing experience under various lighting conditions, even during long hours of shooting.

Link | Posted on Feb 12, 2020 at 14:39 UTC
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Stefan Hundhammer: I just went through my Flickr subscription history as far as it goes back:

2015: $24.95
2016: $24.95
2017: $44.95
2019: $49.99
2020: $73.00 (= €65.88; in Germany with special rebate for long-time users)

They are getting greedy. Time to look for alternatives.

Another buying what the government is feeding them, you bought those government inflation numbers hook line and sinker, just like the rest of the dumbed down masses.

Here's a little video that even children can understand.
https://youtu.be/mII9NZ8MMVM

Link | Posted on Jan 24, 2020 at 22:19 UTC
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