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Snapper2013: Tiz but a scratch.

You will not see it in images.

Link | Posted on Aug 19, 2017 at 10:51 UTC
On photo Backpacking The Wave in Arizona in the Backpacking challenge (7 comments in total)

You are STANDING on the structures. You made sure you do not cause damage by abrasion? That will happen even if nothing breaks off. You are concerned what happens if every one does this day-in and day-out? And the fact that stairs have been defined- does that imply you should go whereever else you like in that place?
You should probably rather enter the image in a challenge called RECKLESS SELFIE or the like. In here, I ll be happy to vote .5 stars.

Link | Posted on Aug 18, 2017 at 16:03 UTC as 2nd comment | 1 reply
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nicoboston: This is puzzling. The shutter "should last about 200,000 actuations" and it actually failed at 199,591. It is incredibly close.
It could be just luck.
Or Canon tortured many cameras to obtain the 200K value?
Or something in the shutter is designed to fail around 200K?

Have you ever heard of "planned obsolescence". I seriously wonder whether this is the reason the camera fails so close to the 200k mark. You count, then you output a failure notice once 200k are reached....

Link | Posted on Jul 8, 2017 at 00:01 UTC
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PieterB: I actually witnessed it on my own camera last week. It is still under warranty so I guess it will be replaced for free.
I can tell you it isn't very funny.

Would you bother to indicate the number of shots made prior to the failure?

Link | Posted on Jul 7, 2017 at 19:43 UTC
On Challenge:8218 (15 comments in total)
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babalu: Since this "host" stubbornly keeps on with this weared out Texas joke challenge, I propose that entries be submitted for ANY town in Texas, taken ANY old time .
If the "host" reacts and disqualifies, we'll have proof that he/she is alive.
If not, at least maybe we'll get some good pictures of places in Texas.

you narrow down the theme way too much. Is Texas not everywhere? Why not show nice pics of the Eiffeltower in OdessaTexas. The London Bridge in Odessa, Texas, the TadjMahal inOdessa, Texas or the Berlin Wall in Odessa, Texas. If you truly seek for Odessa Texas, you will find Odessa Texas wherever you are.

Also, regarding time of capture: Has Einstein not taught that time is relative?

Posted on Sep 3, 2013 at 10:55 UTC
On Challenge:8652 (16 comments in total)
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RuthC: Do you want the one in Houston, or Galveston, or Austin or Lubbock or.... :-)

No, probably just anywhere in Texas. I expect separate challenges for the best little whorehouse in each of the cities mentioned and others to come.

Posted on Aug 15, 2013 at 17:16 UTC
On Challenge:8214 (13 comments in total)

In this series, we might expect more challenges, the themes most likely being listed on

Posted on Aug 5, 2013 at 08:19 UTC as 8th comment | 2 replies
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Cariboou: Now the 5.6 between 3-4 years 4.5 and in 10 years 2.8, sure if they give as the 2.8 immediately we to buy the last and nothing else, then I like know the real cost to the production, how much for one gram of the lens... I know that is a mystery, like a car nobody know...... only thing we can do is buy and pay eh...

Zeiss did a 1700mmf4- so an 800mmf2.8 should not be a problem

Link | Posted on Jul 13, 2012 at 10:00 UTC

Great book. Thank you, Uwe.

Link | Posted on Dec 12, 2011 at 23:26 UTC as 80th comment
On photo Mr. Janus Ficino in the Everyday Life: Hats challenge (2 comments in total)

Great Idea, good photos.

Link | Posted on Jul 20, 2010 at 06:33 UTC as 1st comment
On photo Rice inscriber - Beijing souvenir kiosk in the Show us your Bokeh.... challenge (1 comment in total)

You can only see in the headline that she is a "rice inscriber" - what the photo shows is just a a hand holding a pencil in front of a some souvenirs. That might have caused the many .5s - given that there is not much bokeh either. Keep trying and Good Luck next time.

Rgds, Peter

Link | Posted on Jun 30, 2010 at 07:42 UTC as 1st comment
On photo Peeping Swallow in the Show us your Bokeh.... challenge (4 comments in total)

I do not think the .5s are justified, either.
You have used 250mm focal length with shutter speed 1/200s. That might have caused blur which in turn made the picture soft. Reduce shutter speed, reduce focal length somewhat (some zooms are soft at their long end).
Use a tripod if you have one, set the camera up and wait for the bird to come out.
You might also try to rotate the picture somewhat- not sure where vertical really is.

Link | Posted on Jun 30, 2010 at 07:36 UTC as 3rd comment
On photo Party bowl in the Red White and Blue challenge (1 comment in total)

Great Shot. You really deserve scoring higher than me, but you do not deserve scoring that low.

Link | Posted on Jun 23, 2010 at 08:10 UTC as 1st comment

Congratulations. I had expected this photo to win the challenge. You have a very good compostion with regard to colors and the plasement of objects shown AND your picture tells a story.
I hope voters do your photos more justice next time.

Link | Posted on May 12, 2010 at 06:24 UTC as 2nd comment
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