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lukecookphoto: ""don’t waste your time photographing it. Chances are, somebody else will get a better photo."

What a great attitude to have...

Don't forget to steal that photo and use it like it's yours. :-)

Just kidding of course.

Link | Posted on Jul 23, 2017 at 00:48 UTC
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Ian: I followed the same advice when I saw one of the final Space Shuttle launches and I'm glad I did. Seeing it is a far better memory than some crappy photo...and I plan to do the same with the eclipse, cheap sunglasses and all!

ZZ Top will be with you?

Link | Posted on Jul 23, 2017 at 00:46 UTC
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Biowizard: A Total Eclipse is a rare event for any given point on the surface of Planet Earth. And if you are lucky enough to be in umbral path on a clear day, I say this: ENJOY THE MAGNIFICENCE of the Eclipse, and then download other people's photos from the web if you want a momento. DON'T WASTE THIS RARE EXPERIENCE fiddling around with your camera gear.


Someone suggested the same thing when I went to the space shuttle launch. It's a great suggestion. However, I'm glad I didn't listen.

Link | Posted on Jul 23, 2017 at 00:43 UTC

You do know anyone can file for a patent for anything that's innovative. YOU, Mr./Ms. Reader, can file for a 400mm lens for curved 6x6 sensor. Doesn't mean you have to bring it out. Helps to have a working model though. ;-)

Link | Posted on Jul 22, 2017 at 01:41 UTC as 32nd comment | 1 reply

I'm definitely seeing it the way it was intended.

Link | Posted on Jul 22, 2017 at 01:37 UTC as 40th comment

PC vs Mac. I never knew I'd still be seeing the same headline over 30 years later.

Link | Posted on Jul 18, 2017 at 13:57 UTC as 127th comment

Nice photos. If I tried something like that I could rest assured a ton of people will show up and hang around. Never fails.

Link | Posted on Jul 17, 2017 at 03:02 UTC as 43rd comment
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CreeDo: Anyone else find it sad how jaded people act about this stuff?

If I had put in the work to capture some of these shots, and the work paid off and I got footage as gorgeous as this, I'd be so overjoyed. But here we see all this "ugh drones, ugh time lapse, so boring and cliché, yawwnnnn".

Your life is basically done if you felt you've seen it all. Almost everything has been photographed or videoed on Earth. You've got to really come across a really special technique or something really unusual to get something new.

Link | Posted on Jul 12, 2017 at 16:46 UTC

Love my aluminum Reporter Studex 224 from the 1980s. It's still my main tripod and I've had major pounds of equipment on top of it. It literally has been halfway around the world with me in all kinds of weather and conditions. It has never let me down.

That said, I heard Gitzo isn't what it used to be, though they kept the high prices. It would be interesting to hear decades from now if the tripods made today are still being used.

Link | Posted on Jun 20, 2017 at 03:41 UTC as 36th comment


Link | Posted on Jun 7, 2017 at 01:52 UTC as 4th comment
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WastingTime: "This video is unavailable" :(

Not available for people in the U.S. too.

Link | Posted on Jun 7, 2017 at 01:46 UTC
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exit4: Instead of a 12-volt battery for counterweight, how about a cooler with a 12-pack inside. A perfect setup for beach photography. ;-)

Problem with a cooler and a 12 pack is the counterweight will lose efficiency after an hour or less. 😉

Link | Posted on Jun 7, 2017 at 01:42 UTC

There's no way a photographer today would miss either shot since their cameras have the capacity for thousands of shots at a time and up to 20fps. The editor could examine every nuance of 50 frames of the same scene before choosing the perfect one.

Link | Posted on May 26, 2017 at 14:07 UTC as 4th comment
On article Analog gems: 10 excellent, affordable film cameras (808 comments in total)
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dickgrafixstop: Surprised no mention of the Rollei 35s - rugged, excellent sonnar lens and 40 years and
hundreds of film rolls later still working like a charm!

The problem with the Rollie 35 was that they were manal guesstimate lenses. You had to guess how far a subject was. Otherwise they were fantastic cameras.

Link | Posted on May 22, 2017 at 04:09 UTC
On article Analog gems: 10 excellent, affordable film cameras (808 comments in total)

I found an XA on top of a pinball machine. I felt bad for the people who lost it and would have given it to the owners if they were around. They weren't. I ended up taking the camera and using it to until it started falling apart. My sister borrowed it for a trip and someone stole it out of her purse. She bought me a new camera and I got a Nikon L35AF.

I used that camera everywhere. What I liked was the pop-up flash that automatically popped up. If I didn't want to use it i just held it down and I had long shutter speeds for proper exposure. I was able to put a filter on the front and change the asa anytime. The only downside was that it had 9 focus points but it always chose the correct one. Awesome camera.

By the end there was loose glass in the viewfinder and it was a mess. Funny thing, my coworker out of the blue, gave me his wife's L35AF and it's in mint condition.

Link | Posted on May 21, 2017 at 16:18 UTC as 185th comment | 1 reply
On article Nikon reshuffles management structure (248 comments in total)

Okay, this is important to non-employees because why? Do we see org charts on every company out there?

Link | Posted on May 19, 2017 at 20:35 UTC as 63rd comment | 1 reply

Stop the presses!

Link | Posted on May 12, 2017 at 21:39 UTC as 10th comment
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Stigg: 100 megapixels but no matter if its billions, its still digital and thus just a glorified digital point and shoot with it 1s and 0s.

Looking at the files (not photos) at high magnification there is nothing special going on, just the same old digital look.

If I wanted to print extremely large I'd spend much less than 1/10th the price of this back and buy an 8x10 setup. By the time they move, copy, edit, resize and ftp 100mp files I would have processed all of my sheets and scanned them, unless they spent another $50,000US for a supercomputer.

I have nothing against digital image acquisition for quick snapshots and hobbies such as birding where many shots are expended to get one final file.

I'm assuming you're talking about using film then. When you make your print get your graphite pencil ready or your 00000 brush and some spotting dye to take out spots. ;-)

At this point with the larger CMOS sensors I just don't feel they have that much of a difference over a full frame DSLR, so I guess in essence I agree with the OP. However, I just shot a roll of b/w 120 film and processed it. It looked okay. I wonder if you'd think it would have that "digital" look if you didn't know it was film.

Link | Posted on May 11, 2017 at 06:20 UTC

This is all for show to help make it look like their lenses are meticulously and lovingly made by hand. Sort of like how Rolex does that in their videos. In reality and behind the scenes machines are cranking these suckers out with machine like precision at a rate of 100 every minute. LOL. Yeah, I'm just least in the case of Canon. Thanks for showing us the background on the lenses. It's always fascinating to see these things.

Link | Posted on Mar 20, 2017 at 15:06 UTC as 91st comment | 1 reply
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What we want is for you to stay ahead and at the top of the sensor IQ game.

More dynamic range, more resolution, better all around top of the prosumer line camera. The 'wish lists' have all been published since the release of the D810.

Time to deliver.

Nikon had always made commemorative editions. So this is nothing new.

Link | Posted on Feb 25, 2017 at 19:28 UTC
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