thoth22

Lives in United States billygoat gruff, WA, United States
Works as a lounge singer
Joined on Jul 6, 2005

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I've been looking at 100mm lenses for sony apsc, missing the Canon ef 100 f/2 I had used pretty much daily for four years w/ 5d & 7d. This 75mm Samyang is a great option - light. small, fast enough aperture and cheaper than the 70mm Sigma for e-mount. Groovy, and on 420, smoke 'em if you got 'em. Peace.

Link | Posted on Apr 20, 2020 at 16:30 UTC as 40th comment

Propaganda

Link | Posted on Apr 17, 2020 at 23:00 UTC as 32nd comment

No matter how good a thing is, I will never love it because it has no consciousness. On your death bed you will really look back at all the material possessions you have? Vapid life.

Link | Posted on Mar 17, 2020 at 21:57 UTC as 17th comment | 2 replies
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entoman: It should be fairly simply for Canon to sort this out with firmware.

Clearly, an electronic cycle of events is not completing correctly. I'd guess that what is happening is that the buffer for some reason is overloading, or more likely the data load in the buffer is being misread, due to a coding error. So after just a few shots, the camera locks up.

Opps...but it is nice to see people on the team humanity side of things.

Link | Posted on Mar 12, 2020 at 19:56 UTC
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entoman: It should be fairly simply for Canon to sort this out with firmware.

Clearly, an electronic cycle of events is not completing correctly. I'd guess that what is happening is that the buffer for some reason is overloading, or more likely the data load in the buffer is being misread, due to a coding error. So after just a few shots, the camera locks up.

Canon must have picked up the coding experts let go by Boeing.

Link | Posted on Mar 11, 2020 at 19:21 UTC

It would be appreciated if you added some pics from an apsc e-mount cam too, as not everybody will use it with a7/a9 and the apsc crop from a7r doesn't count. I really appreciate this aspect of Christopher Frost's reviews. It shouldn't even have to be asked to be honest.

Link | Posted on Feb 25, 2020 at 23:24 UTC as 41st comment | 2 replies
On article Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark III review (1719 comments in total)

This camera looks incredible. I see m43 in my future.

Link | Posted on Feb 18, 2020 at 09:15 UTC as 196th comment | 3 replies
On article Olympus 12-45mm F4 Pro sample gallery (DPReview TV) (40 comments in total)

What a useful little lens, nice photos and a cute monkey!

Link | Posted on Feb 17, 2020 at 20:35 UTC as 3rd comment

Good for Canon to create a mirrorless R5 that looks as appealing as the original Eos 5D did to me and many others back in 2008. It was a more straight forward road to the 5d then, going from Rebel XT to a 30d to a 5d. An R30, like the 30d, with similar body and features (30d/5d quite similar bodies) but apsc in RF mount would continue to stir things up quite a bit. And I do believe Sony has been waiting for this moment and is ready. Peace.

Link | Posted on Feb 13, 2020 at 18:10 UTC as 148th comment
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falconeyes: We should not forget that all ad revenue is coming from companies doing "REAL" business.
E.g., IG $20bn in ad revenue is still dwarfed by Apple Inc. $265bn.

You can make a lot when you care not for humanity.

Link | Posted on Feb 12, 2020 at 01:12 UTC

Well, that is one way to launder money.

Link | Posted on Feb 12, 2020 at 01:05 UTC as 10th comment
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Kiwisnap: Just what we need. Social Media companies deciding what we should and should not see...

Arbiters of truth? Please learn to think for yourself like adults once did in the not too distant past.

Link | Posted on Feb 6, 2020 at 06:54 UTC

Ah, Corporate America saves the day! How dare people think different, hive it up peeps.

Link | Posted on Feb 6, 2020 at 06:50 UTC as 19th comment
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cdembrey: Charities are profitable. They don't need charity for themselves.

From the Tampa Bay Times: "According to a yearlong investigation by the Tampa Bay Times and the Center for Investigative Reporting, there are about 6,000 charities that hire for-profit corporations to raise money and end up spending far too little on actual charitable activities. The nation’s 50 worst charities, as ranked by the Times and CIR, have paid corporate solicitors nearly $1 billion over 10 years.'
And ...
"The Kids Wish Network, tied for lowest-rated on the Times and CIR’s list, has paid nearly $110 million to corporate solicitors and another $4.8 million to its founder and his own consulting firms. Only about $3.2 million of the total $127.8 billion raised by the charity has gone toward helping the dying children for whom it supposedly exists."
https://www.ibtimes.com/worst-charities-non-profits-spend-most-their-money-fundraising-1298829

The Red Cross gets blood for free then turns around and sells it for lots of money on the open market. They are a dishonorable charity.

Link | Posted on Jan 15, 2020 at 06:22 UTC
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Beshkno: Another west coast "feel good" plea. Apparently Dan thinks everybody here needs his guidance in order to feel good about themselves. Really! Where to start? First off virtually every non profit pays their exec's substantial salaries, many make six figures. Non profit actually means that all the profit goes into inflated salaries, benefits and perks thus showing no profit. Or most of the money raised goes into the for hire call center solicitors and or mailings leaving a very small amount which is actually received by the cause. Its a meaningless designation. Most of us don't need to be told what to do as we are or already have done it in parent support for teachers, youth group leadership and sponsorship, youth sports, health care volunteers, etc., etc., etc. I think the editors here have reached a point where they're not only trying to tell us what camera to buy, what not to buy,how to use it how not to, that they actually think they've become so influential they want to control all.

Most non-profits are created by state/city/fed bureaucrats after the pols create the funds to hand out. They take most of the funds for themselves and give comparable peanuts to those they pretend to help. Welcome to reality.

Link | Posted on Jan 15, 2020 at 05:04 UTC

Taxes aren't enough, need a pound of flesh too?

Link | Posted on Jan 15, 2020 at 04:59 UTC as 23rd comment | 2 replies

It's like an updated Tom Cruise, the 2020 addition... In all seriousness, it looks a fine machine.

Link | Posted on Jan 7, 2020 at 20:03 UTC as 45th comment
On article Nikon Z50 review (2012 comments in total)

It certainly is an appealing camera and looks like it would be a good tool out and about so just need a couple more lenses and 3rd party support, which is coming. I'm very impressed and I've not shot it nor seen it live but it screams take me out shooting (we're talking photos).

Link | Posted on Dec 20, 2019 at 07:13 UTC as 100th comment
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thoth22: I have no clue how you would omit the a6000? Is it not the best selling apsc mirrorless of all time? That is not notable?

It put mirrorless in a lot of new hands and it became mainstream, similar to the Rebel series, though not to same degree. I'm guessing a few dollars from the profits have gone to R & D, again pushing the industry forward. At the time it had the most advanced hybrid AF system with very good 1080p video. Good argument but it doesn't change my opinion as there is more to it. It will probably go down as one of the top selling ILC's of this decade. I guess sales don't push an industry forward, my bad.

Link | Posted on Dec 18, 2019 at 05:01 UTC

I have no clue how you would omit the a6000? Is it not the best selling apsc mirrorless of all time? That is not notable?

Link | Posted on Dec 14, 2019 at 21:55 UTC as 31st comment | 2 replies
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