philmar

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

MY STUFFS
Canon EOS 5DIII, 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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D200_4me: I've seen way too many photos like this on social media. For the first several you see it's pretty cool. But after awhile, you get sick of seeing it. No burning steel wool will be swung around in front of my camera. I've seen too much of it already :-)

Well maybe it applies to amputee porn...not interested anymore. But that's just me perhaps.

Link | Posted on Jun 9, 2017 at 21:24 UTC
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marcio_napoli: I'm probably off topic here, and maybe I should be taking my happy thoughts pills instead of posting something here no one will care.

In this apparently innocent video there's one of the key reasons pro photography keeps digging its hole.

The whole video is "here. Take it. Free knowledge. This is how you do it (even though you'd feel a billion times prouder of yourself if you have earned the technique by yourself, but who cares), just shut up and take it!!"

Imagine if anyone could become a doctor by learning things this way, huh? But who cares for pro photography anyway, so let's celebrate free knowledge and take a good hit on that coffin nail.

Probably a bit more on topic: gotta love The First World.

LA sewers in the middle of night?

Where I live, step out the car with gear bags at night and you're robbed before actually making it to the sewers!

Also, that pixelstick is actually amazing, very easy to create impressive shots with that thing.

YIKES!! Just curious, what city do you live in?

Link | Posted on Jun 9, 2017 at 21:21 UTC
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TheDman: Isn't everyone done with the spinning steel wool yet?

I thought every SONY article was 'sponsored' by SONY - that's why there's so many of them .
Signed,
Canon user feeling left behind

Link | Posted on Jun 9, 2017 at 21:19 UTC
On article Headed to Havana? Check out these photo spots (61 comments in total)

Havana is a remarkable city blessed/cursed by decades of little development.
https://flic.kr/s/aHsjpcu2BT
Many architectural gems remain...at least until a major hurricane.

Link | Posted on Apr 10, 2017 at 03:29 UTC as 6th comment

I absolutely LOVE Flickr. I've over 14,000 photos posted to it. Photos from all over the globe. Because of Flickr I had a photo published in National Geographic. Because of Flickr I am starting to post more photos on Getty images for sale. Because of Flickr I've met up with photographers in other parts of the world. Because of Flickr I've received local information from Flickrites that have been to locations I was about to visit.
I laugh at some of the detractors that I read from here. I'd love to hear from people who know of better alternatives.

Link | Posted on Mar 16, 2017 at 20:13 UTC as 3rd comment
On article Lightroom Mobile update brings Raw HDR capture mode (59 comments in total)
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philmar: Don't really care Adobe. You seem to only make changes to increase subscription numbers. Thousands if current subscribers are angry that you do little to improve the current speed (lack of) of the program. Try upgrading the code so that LR better uses the power of GPU acceleration. Marketers have taken over the development of LR.

Reilly, thanks for the useless reply. There are tens of thousands of people NOT using your PC and those are the people whose experience my comment speaks to.

Link | Posted on Mar 16, 2017 at 18:17 UTC
On article Lightroom Mobile update brings Raw HDR capture mode (59 comments in total)

Don't really care Adobe. You seem to only make changes to increase subscription numbers. Thousands if current subscribers are angry that you do little to improve the current speed (lack of) of the program. Try upgrading the code so that LR better uses the power of GPU acceleration. Marketers have taken over the development of LR.

Link | Posted on Mar 7, 2017 at 00:39 UTC as 11th comment | 4 replies
On article Throwback Thursday: the Canon EF 24-70mm F2.8L (116 comments in total)
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mario loconte: after 7 years, I sold a very good copy of this lens a couple of moths ago. No regrets

No regrets selling it...or no regrets having owned it?
Or both?

Link | Posted on Feb 23, 2017 at 23:16 UTC
On article Throwback Thursday: the Canon EF 24-70mm F2.8L (116 comments in total)

Have had a copy of one for over 10 years...the Manual Focus to Auto Focus switch is stuck. It requires a ton of force to switch it between MF and AF mode. I've missed a few shots because of that. Am afraid Canon will charge me a few hundred to fix it.....will wait until I buy the new version and sell the old workhorse 'as is'

Link | Posted on Feb 23, 2017 at 23:15 UTC as 14th comment
On article Leica Q In-depth Review (1166 comments in total)
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philmar: Does anyone know how this camera feels with with a $600 Gucci camera strap? And does Louis Vuitton make camera bags for this?

I am able to carry my 5D3 around when i travel. Perhaps the Leica Q is marginally better but unless you print/sell those photos then my cheaper gear is still MORE than adequate. I don't need a Ferrari to drive to work and to the store. My BMW is more than capable and cheaper. Perhaps you have cash to burn - then buy a Leica.

Link | Posted on Jan 17, 2017 at 20:11 UTC
On article Leica Q In-depth Review (1166 comments in total)
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philmar: Does anyone know how this camera feels with with a $600 Gucci camera strap? And does Louis Vuitton make camera bags for this?

Tom_A, why would I be jealous? My current gear is more than sufficient. It is weather sealed. he Leica does NOTHING my gear doesn't.
Answer me this: why would my knowing it cost a lot LOT less than the Leica be a reason to be jealous?

Link | Posted on Aug 15, 2016 at 19:01 UTC
On article Leica Q In-depth Review (1166 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 (1166 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 36th comment | 9 replies
On article Leica Q In-depth Review (1166 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 11th 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 (94 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 9th comment
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