philmar

Lives in Canada Toronto, Canada
Joined on Apr 3, 2006
About me:

MY STUFFS
Canon EOS 5DIII, 30D, 24-70 L, 16-35 L, EFS 10-22, 70-200 f4 IS L, 50 mm f1.8, 100 mm f2.8 L IS Macro,Tamron 150-600mm f5.6-6.3, Canon 1.4x TC, Canon 430EX Speedlight, Gitzo tripod, Tamrac Velocity 9 bag, Canon grip & monopod.....AND A HUGE CREDIT CARD BILL!!!

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On article Leica Q In-depth Review (1131 comments in total)
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MrDams: No weather sealing, at $5,000.

..presumably your personal helicopter would protect the camera from the elements

Link | Posted on Jul 18, 2016 at 15:35 UTC
On article Leica Q In-depth Review (1131 comments in total)

Does anyone know how this camera feels with with a $600 Gucci camera strap? And does Louis Vuitton make camera bags for this?

Link | Posted on Jul 18, 2016 at 15:34 UTC as 26th comment | 2 replies
On article Leica Q In-depth Review (1131 comments in total)
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Poss: I do not understand the jabs at the luxury market. It's a valid market as any of the other ones.

Besides it was a Rolex that reached the deepest ocean point in 2012 and an Omega Speedmaster at Neil Armstrong's wrist when he stepped on the Moon, not a cheap Chinese knockoff. Want to see what technology will eventually filter down to the automotive consumer level? Watch what Mercedes is putting on their flagship S series sedans. And so on.

If anything this looks like a well sorted camera for which Leica can comfortably charge a premium price. Much like Porsche can (and does) charge for a Cayenne or Omega does for the current Speedmaster (very different than the one used in the Apollo program) or Apple does for an iPhone.

Some brands enjoy having a very loyal following for very good reasons and when we belittle them, we tend to sound more like an acute case of sour grapes.

Yes, there was an Omega Speedmaster at Neil Armstrong's wrist when he stepped on the Moon, not a cheap Chinese knockoff. And he pooped in a $5000 toilet, not a cheap American Standard porcelain one. But one is still foolish to buy the luxury expensive tool when there is one that does the job properly at 10% of the cost. Nobody is suggesting a cheap Chinese knockoff for moon landings....but if a Seiko or Tissot can do the job....

Link | Posted on Jul 18, 2016 at 15:28 UTC
On photo Gymnastics in Havana in the Street Life! challenge (4 comments in total)

Here is gymnastics in Brazil:
https://flic.kr/p/Chd2LG

Link | Posted on Jun 24, 2016 at 15:53 UTC as 3rd comment

I LOVE Flickr:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/phil_marion/albums

Link | Posted on Apr 3, 2016 at 04:21 UTC as 10th comment
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Spectro: Flickr is one the reason I left auto mode and shot manual or the PASM. Because I met photographers on it in real life and they helped me learn, also there are great communities to answer questions, and you get to see the camera settings and can learn from that. I see what other local photographers shot. So much better then instragram in term of IQ. Community are more helpful then smugmug (money system) and 500px (trophy shots and not the interaction like flickr group/community). Will continue to use it regardless who owns it. Don't care what other think if it is tanking, people think they are great and just drawing attention to themselves, most of the egoist are gone and nobody really cares.

I hope it sticks around too....I've a fair amount of contacts there. It more on a community than other sites. Plus, with 44 million views I was hoping to get to 50 million later this year:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/phil_marion/albums

Link | Posted on Apr 3, 2016 at 04:11 UTC
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Jonathan F/2: It should read "street photographer" Eric Kim.

Great and TIMELY review. I'm buying one for my dominatrix for Valentine's day.

Link | Posted on Feb 10, 2016 at 15:03 UTC
On article Readers' Showcase: Astrophotography (43 comments in total)

WOW - great shots. thanks for showcasing their work. They deserve it.
https://www.flickr.com/photos/phil_marion/sets/

Link | Posted on Aug 17, 2014 at 15:24 UTC as 14th comment
On article Travel tripods: 5 carbon fiber kits reviewed (93 comments in total)

I have the Gitzo and it is light and easy to use. The lack of carrying case seemed odd but in the long run I bought a case from a company that specialized in cases/bags. I had a benro tripod and their bag was a nuisance.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/phil_marion/sets/

Link | Posted on Aug 17, 2014 at 15:23 UTC as 8th comment
On article Accessory Review: Drobo Mini RAID (149 comments in total)

Thanks for the incredibly detailed review. As digital photographers we need to be computer techies too!
In case you're bored: https://www.flickr.com/photos/phil_marion/sets/

Link | Posted on Aug 17, 2014 at 15:20 UTC as 15th comment

Glad to hear you are alright. I had a similar experience a couple months ago when, at low tide, I turned my ankle on a slippery rock on the Pacific coastline in Alaska. Severe ankle sprain which has ruined the rest of the trip and first part of my summer. But I did get these photos before my mishap:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/phil_marion/sets/72157645123125185/

Link | Posted on Aug 17, 2014 at 15:16 UTC as 12th comment
On article Getty and Flickr to cease partnership (19 comments in total)

I see a lot of people here saying they're glad they never gave images to Getty. I'm confused. Can't one pull one's images from Getty after they've been submitted to Getty? Does Getty license them in perpetuity? Can't a Getty photographer terminate the relationship and go elsewhere?

Link | Posted on Mar 17, 2014 at 03:05 UTC as 3rd comment
On Challenge:8520 (5 comments in total)

There are a few entries that were NOT taken in the daytime - night time and evening shots are not allowed, correct?

Posted on Sep 22, 2013 at 23:54 UTC as 2nd comment | 2 replies
On Challenge:8351 (3 comments in total)

A closeup of dragon-boat racers straining from the pain of exertion would have been my submission, if I hadn't been so ironically slow.

Posted on Sep 22, 2013 at 23:44 UTC as 1st comment | 1 reply
On Challenge:8689 (19 comments in total)

When you say : "Upto Five entries per each user is allowed but, they must be different birds photoes."

Do you mean they must be 5 different species of bird? Or can they be 5 photos of the same species? If so, how can you tell if they are 5 different seagulls?

Posted on Sep 22, 2013 at 23:40 UTC as 12th comment | 1 reply
On photo Flamingo in the Birds. challenge (1 comment in total)

Spectacular shot but up to Five entries per each user is allowed but, they MUST be different birds

Link | Posted on Sep 22, 2013 at 17:42 UTC as 1st comment
On photo A bird in the Birds. challenge (2 comments in total)

Up to Five entries per each user is allowed but, they MUST be different birds .

Link | Posted on Sep 22, 2013 at 17:41 UTC as 1st comment
On photo Grandama can't lay off the pipe in the Addictions challenge (4 comments in total)

I forgot to mention this was in Jaipur, India

Link | Posted on Sep 22, 2013 at 17:29 UTC as 4th comment
On photo Sunset Fishermen I in the The Sun challenge (2 comments in total)

Nice - where was this?

Link | Posted on Sep 22, 2013 at 17:16 UTC as 1st comment | 1 reply

Love this - great capture

Link | Posted on Sep 22, 2013 at 17:01 UTC as 2nd comment
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