Denton Taylor

Lives in United States NYC, United States
Works as a technical stuff in NYC
Joined on Aug 25, 2004

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Dan Donovan: Any word on Drobo? They have been quiet as well and their products are unavailable.

They just wished me Happy Holidays on Twitter!

Link | Posted on Jan 1, 2022 at 09:45 UTC

Isn't it late for this? If you were twenty in 1942, you are one hundred next month. I'm not saying this wasn't a shameful moment in US history, it was. I'm just saying this should have been done decades ago, then there would have been a chance for success.

Link | Posted on Nov 30, 2021 at 19:06 UTC as 22nd comment | 1 reply
On article DPReview TV: Sony a7 IV versus a7 III (261 comments in total)

I have an A7iv on order... I've already sold my A7riii and will have an A9 left. But here's what I think about the price comparisons. Yeah, it's 2k USD for an A7iii and $2500 for and A7iv. But not really. The A7iii, which sits as the entry level, is therefore most likely to be used by amateurs and therefore to have relatively light usage and shutter counts. A lot of people will be trading in the iii or selling on ebay. I'm seeing A7iiis on ebay right now for under $1400. This trickle will turn into a flood after the iv starts shipping, dropping the price even more.

So, if I was a new Sony user buying an 'entry level' camera, the difference is $500 new, yes, but is over $1000 if you would be willing to buy a lightly used A7iii.

Link | Posted on Nov 27, 2021 at 23:09 UTC as 33rd comment | 1 reply
On article Hands-on with the new Sony a7 IV (203 comments in total)

I have one on order. So many small changes that add up to things I can really use.

Link | Posted on Oct 26, 2021 at 17:54 UTC as 16th comment | 3 replies

"That's why we recommend only going back a few generations at the most when buying a CPU"

This is some of the worst PC building advice I have ever heard. If you are so broke that you need to buy old PC parts (since with a 'few generations old CPU' you will also need a 'few generations old memory and mobo too') you may as well just buy a used PC that is being sold by someone who is building something more up to date. Better advice would be to buy a CPU one step down from state of the art. For example, if you can't afford the latest and fastest I9, get the best I7 you can (or AMD equivalent).

Link | Posted on Oct 18, 2021 at 09:26 UTC as 63rd comment | 5 replies
On article In-depth tripod review: Leofoto 'Summit' LM-364C (121 comments in total)

"Whether these accessories are readily available in your part of the world can still be uncertain, though Leofoto is gaining distributors in many regions."

In my experience, Leofoto will sell consumers direct in the USA if they want an item for which there is no distributor. Also, there is a lot of Leofoto stuff on ebay.

Link | Posted on Aug 30, 2021 at 22:06 UTC as 21st comment
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Fred the Swede: Not to be cynical but consider that almost any chemical is found in very small amounts anywhere if you look hard enough and these levels, to the non-expert at least, appear extremely low. Furthermore, the major amounts are probably in the production process and if that occurs outside the US there is nothing the US can do. I wonder whether the EPA is being so stringent or if Fujifilm really wants to ultimately drop production off film and this is a good excuse to at least not have to supply the US. Then the next step would be a potentially valid claim that without the US the volumes are far too low to economically justify continued production. Just thinking....

@dragonrider I was in similar industries. 94% of folks who died from asbestos were smokers, but big tobacco was able to get out early on which set a precedent. BTW asbestos is a natural material that outcrops the earth in many places, and, btw, thomas a anderson, the EPA HAS set airborne fiber limitations for asbestos that are greater than zero.

Link | Posted on Jul 8, 2021 at 00:55 UTC

It must be great when you want to discontinue a dying product but can't cuz the fanboys won't buy your X100s and XT4s. And then comes the EPA and gives you cover!

Link | Posted on Jul 8, 2021 at 00:44 UTC as 54th comment | 5 replies

Why not review the latest from OWC which is already Thunderbolt 4? And Caldigit, already mentioned in the comments, is well respected.

https://eshop.macsales.com/shop/owc-thunderbolt-hub

Link | Posted on Jun 9, 2021 at 18:04 UTC as 41st comment

Yawn. If you are interested in super high end Manhattan apartments, why not buy a book made by a photographer with permission? The photos will be so much better. And, only 1/3 the price.

Life at the Top: New York's Exceptional Apartment Buildings
by Kirk Henckels (Author), Anne Walker (Author), Michel Arnaud (Photographer)

Link | Posted on Apr 29, 2021 at 21:47 UTC as 30th comment | 1 reply

Why, the Noctilux, of course.

Link | Posted on Feb 6, 2021 at 21:11 UTC as 152nd comment | 1 reply

So, if you pay for Google One, as I do, you can in theory devote some or all of it to Google Photos?

Link | Posted on Nov 11, 2020 at 22:05 UTC as 58th comment | 1 reply

Mistake #1: Shooting film.

Link | Posted on May 9, 2020 at 10:04 UTC as 55th comment | 4 replies
On article Mendel Mendlowits, founder of Adorama, has passed away (84 comments in total)
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Demmos: My first trip to the big city included a stop at Adorama on a very rainy NY day. They had everything I needed, and the fellow in the baseball cap (don't recall his name) was very pleasant and an absolute pleasure to deal with. I never met the founder, but always respected his business. Rest in peace good sir.

Yes he is.

Link | Posted on Apr 19, 2020 at 10:31 UTC
On article Mendel Mendlowits, founder of Adorama, has passed away (84 comments in total)
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Demmos: My first trip to the big city included a stop at Adorama on a very rainy NY day. They had everything I needed, and the fellow in the baseball cap (don't recall his name) was very pleasant and an absolute pleasure to deal with. I never met the founder, but always respected his business. Rest in peace good sir.

That was my good friend Efraim Nussbaum

Link | Posted on Apr 16, 2020 at 13:37 UTC
On article Film Fridays: Pentax MX – a nuts and bolts review (164 comments in total)

My main camera for shooting slides back in the early 1980s (used a Mamiya C330 for B&W work.) Had a 50mm 1.4, 28mm 2.8, and a 100mm 2.8. Later added the winder. I was hot stuff! Love this camera so I now own three of them, just because.

Link | Posted on Mar 20, 2020 at 15:43 UTC as 40th comment
On article Opinion: Film photography has found its feet again (621 comments in total)

Of course 'film vs. digital' is dead. Digital is better. As someone who grew up shooting film and working in the chemical darkroom, I know the technical quality of the photos from my A7r3 is superior to that of my Nikon F2AS, Or my beloved OM3t and Pentax MX. But if you insist on shooting film, at least shoot medium format and larger.

Link | Posted on Mar 3, 2020 at 14:13 UTC as 169th comment | 8 replies

Had to update the drivers for my GT 1080i to enable full acceleration, but seems snappier all around.

Link | Posted on Aug 14, 2019 at 10:33 UTC as 26th comment

I hope it didn't have a 'DESIGNED IN THE USA' in large letters followed by a 'made in China' in small letters, the way everyone else does these days...

Link | Posted on Jul 26, 2019 at 01:44 UTC as 56th comment | 3 replies

In case our non-USA readers are confused, it is fine to carry an actual functioning loaded gun, openly, in large parts of the USA. However, carrying a fake gun is a problem. Get it?

Link | Posted on Jul 5, 2019 at 20:12 UTC as 65th comment | 11 replies
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