Dean Baird

Dean Baird

Lives in United States Sacramento, United States
Works as a Physics Teacher
Joined on Oct 22, 2002
About me:

Nikon D800E · Panasonic Lumix DMC FZ-200 · Canon Powershot S100
Zeiss Distagon 15mm · AF-S Nikkor 24-70mm · AF-S Nikkor 70-200mm VRII · AF-S Micro-Nikkor 105mm VR
Casio EX-F1 (prized), FH100 (no longer functional)
Epson Stylus Pro 3880 Photo Inkjet Printer


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faterikcartman: I just closed my eyes in the middle of the demo vid and was transported back to a 1980's movie soundtrack. Tangerine Dresm?

Koyaanisqatsi? 1983

Link | Posted on Nov 27, 2016 at 20:30 UTC
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lac111: You need to test and compare the Tamron against the new Sigma 150-600mm C for about the same price point. Evidence is mounting that the Sigma is far superior in IQ and AF acquisition.

Far superior? Please link such a review. I have seen no such thing. Differences appear to be small. Nor have I seen anything to suggest Sigma's S is twice as good. It's twice as expensive and much heavier. But I have not seen evidence that it's twice as good. If I'm wrong, I'm eager to learn.

Link | Posted on Jul 8, 2016 at 18:46 UTC
On article Apple launches battery case for iPhone 6 & 6s (147 comments in total)

I hate it when Apple monetizes its proprietary connectors. They won't let 3rd parties include exterior Lightning ports, so they have an exclusive product here: The ONE MFI battery case with Lightning.

Profit from your chips/architecture, Apple; not your dongles and adapters.

Link | Posted on Dec 11, 2015 at 15:03 UTC as 8th comment

If the specs listed here are correct, the 300 drops the 200's high speed video capabilities. The 200 could record HD (720p) at 120 fps.

If you think there's no interest in high speed video, you should see what people are getting for the Casio EX-F1 (c. 2008 and capable of recording 1200 fps, and even 60 fps at 6 MP resolution). Considered overpriced at $995, this seven year old digicam fetches nearly $3000 in the market.

HD @ 240 fps would have been a step in the right direction. On the upside, I have no reason to consider the FZ line.

Link | Posted on Jul 19, 2015 at 08:51 UTC as 4th comment
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n8gray: Wtf? Where is Aperture?

I'd like to try Lightroom, but that will cost me $150. What will it do for me that is better than Aperture 3+?

Link | Posted on May 12, 2013 at 13:15 UTC
On photo Vapor Cone in the In the Air challenge (7 comments in total)

From Wiki: A vapor cone ... is a visible cloud of condensation which can sometimes form around an aircraft. The phenomenon is frequently encountered at high-subsonic Mach numbers, but can also occur in lower-speed conditions, such as high-g maneuvers by fighter aircraft. The cloud is caused by extremely low pressure in an "expansion region" of the airflow around the aircraft, usually in relatively humid atmospheric conditions. A common misconception is that this effect is the aircraft "breaking the sound barrier."

Link | Posted on Oct 18, 2012 at 07:54 UTC as 1st comment
On article ACD Systems issues ACDSee Pro 6 and ACDSee 15 (75 comments in total)

ACD is the company that bought Canvas (from Deneba), then discontinued it on the Mac platform. I would never trust them with anything ever again. I can only presume that they will--on a whim--decide to discontinue a product.

With Canvas X, they wouldn't support it and they wouldn't sell it to anyone who would. They've made enemies of everyone on the Mac OS Canvas-using community.

If you choose to throw in with this company, you've been warned. If you're a Mac user, you're begging for trouble. That's the one thing ACD can be counted on to deliver.

Link | Posted on Sep 26, 2012 at 06:11 UTC as 20th comment | 2 replies

To any Mac user considering any ACD software for anything ever. Don't do it! Look up what ACD did to Canvas for Mac, and know that you will be unceremoniously abandoned at ACD's whim.

I would not trust them with a Notepad widget, let alone anything more important.

Link | Posted on Jun 22, 2012 at 19:16 UTC as 14th comment
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David Emery: Given what ACD did with Canvas (produced crappy/buggy updates, then ignored it, and finally killed it) for the Mac, I wouldn't trust them on any Mac product.


Link | Posted on Jun 22, 2012 at 19:10 UTC
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