APenza

Lives in United States City, NY, United States
Works as a Builder/Contractor
Joined on Jun 5, 2001

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Not something a married man should wear.

Link | Posted on Jul 22, 2016 at 19:46 UTC as 76th comment
On photo No butts about it in the Show us SEATS! challenge (8 comments in total)

Fitting title. Nice photo too.

Link | Posted on Jul 18, 2016 at 01:43 UTC as 8th comment
In reply to:

spencerda: Perhaps someday they will make a lens with gorilla glass having gold plated parts inside!

My Canon lenses have gold plated contacts.

Link | Posted on Jun 20, 2016 at 20:48 UTC
On article Video: Canon EOS 7D versus leaf-cutter ants (47 comments in total)

While in Vietnam I squirted a ring of DEET around a tree trunk that was a highway for a colony of leaf cutter ants. They stopped short of crossing that ring in spite of their determination to gather and bring back those leaves to their nest. In hindsight it was somewhat of a cruel thing to do to an insect that did us no harm however it did show the repellent quality of DEET. I always spray some on my shoes and pant legs while in the bush to avoid ticks which are numerous in the woods I frequent. While I am fascinated by insects I do not want to contract Lyme disease or West Nile virus and DEET keeps those critters at bay.

Link | Posted on Jun 9, 2016 at 22:15 UTC as 3rd comment
On article Canon EOS 80D Field Test: Barney builds a boat (220 comments in total)

Nicely done article and very informative. More interesting for me as to the construction of the kayak then the attributes of the camera.
I do think the 80d is an excellent camera and the background narrative was well presented to show what one can do with Canon's latest.
As an amateur kayaker and photographer I have been a woodworker for many years, have worked at boat building but never tried building a kayak. This may have given me the incentive to actually build one.

Link | Posted on May 25, 2016 at 22:50 UTC as 41st comment
On photo Boston sunset in the Your City - HDR in overdrive: cityscape challenge (10 comments in total)

I like the way you used the chain for the composition and it was also helpful that you detailed your technique to make this beatiful image.

Link | Posted on May 12, 2016 at 00:23 UTC as 1st comment
On photo Little Katerpillar in the Surreal challenge (4 comments in total)

That is very creative.

Link | Posted on Mar 20, 2016 at 00:39 UTC as 1st comment | 1 reply
On article Sony introduces Cyber-shot DSC-HX80 30x travel zoom (79 comments in total)

Great little camera that I would have bought six years ago if it came out before the 1" sensors were introduced.

Link | Posted on Mar 8, 2016 at 20:17 UTC as 9th comment

I've owned and enjoyed using this lens for just over one year. While I'm pleased to read your review and the fact that you are reviewing it I can't help but ask why it took so long. At least you reviewed it before version III is released.

Link | Posted on Mar 2, 2016 at 02:22 UTC as 40th comment | 2 replies
On photo Kleifarvatn in the My Best Photo of the Week challenge (3 comments in total)

Very captivating. Outstanding image.

Link | Posted on Dec 2, 2015 at 22:28 UTC as 2nd comment
On photo Fairey Swordfish in APenza's photo gallery (3 comments in total)
In reply to:

mrmacro: Hi Apenza,

Lovely photo. My dad flew many missions in the Fairey Swordfish in the battle of the Atlantic. He is 92, alive and quite well and living in Australia. Nearly all of his mates were killed in action as the only protection between him and gun fire was a canvas outer shell. This photo captures the beauty of a plane that was well by its used by date at the beginning of WW2 and went on to be a well respected part of history by its decisive blow in the battle of Taranto and the crippling of the Bismark. Although this one is kitted out with both the torpedo and the side rockets, I believe it was a case of either torpedo or rockets and not both.

Thanks again. Shows how a great photo paints a thousand words.

Peter Mc

Hi Peter,
Good no know your father survived the war and is well at 92. Being a surviver also carries a burden especially when your close buddies don't return from the mission. Brave men all.
You're totally correct about the load out but I took some artistic license when building the model.
Thank you

Link | Posted on Nov 10, 2015 at 01:06 UTC
On photo Fairey Swordfish in the Propeller driven Planes challenge (16 comments in total)

I photographed this plane and a few others on a flat roof above my porch on a foggy day with a misty rain which accounts for those tiny water drops.
What made me smile was how many of you looked carefully enough and caught on that it was a model.
Capillary action around the tires noticed by Sunsanvil is the biggest giveaway
Thank you all again for the nice comments.

Link | Posted on Nov 9, 2015 at 23:47 UTC as 4th comment
On photo Fairey Swordfish in the Propeller driven Planes challenge (16 comments in total)

The challenge is for "small planes on the ground or in the air".
If the challenge said "big planes" or "no model planes" then I would have entered a different photo.
Thanks to all who commented and voted for my photo.

Link | Posted on Nov 9, 2015 at 16:05 UTC as 7th comment
On photo Fairey Swordfish in the Propeller driven Planes challenge (16 comments in total)

Yes 1/48" scale Tamiya model. Reflections not PS. Thanks.

Link | Posted on Nov 3, 2015 at 13:23 UTC as 13th comment
On photo TIGER in the My Best Photo of the Week challenge (16 comments in total)

Great portrait. Great face.
He could use a shave.

Link | Posted on Aug 5, 2015 at 01:01 UTC as 12th comment | 1 reply
On photo Alligator Wrestles A Raccoon in the My Best Photo of the Week challenge (23 comments in total)

That is some shot. The raccoon does look a bit bloated and I wonder if it was already dead when the gator got it. Not that it make it that less gory though.

Link | Posted on Apr 15, 2015 at 00:33 UTC as 7th comment | 1 reply
On article Lensbaby introduces Velvet 56mm f/1.6 (167 comments in total)

There must be a plug-in that can do the same thing for a fraction of the costs. And I have to wonder what the resale value is of this type of lens?
I think some film photographers would smear Vaseline on a UV filter for a similiar effect.

Link | Posted on Apr 7, 2015 at 22:23 UTC as 45th comment | 1 reply
In reply to:

Rooru S: There is just one thing I need to see. A comparison between the Rokinon/Samyang 100mm F2.8 Macro and the Canon non-L 100mm F2.8 USM Macro. Both are priced very close and right now there is a 50USD discount on the Canon 100mm F2.8 USM Macro which puts that lens at the same price as the new Rokinon/Samyang Macro.

If both lenses perform the same, then the Canon is a better deal since it offers AF while the R/S don't. Yeah for macro stuff, AF is pretty much not required but if both are very close in price tag and both lenses have similar performance...I would go for the AF lens if I were a Canon user.

For Sony A users, maybe the Rokinon/Samyang offers a good deal since the outdated Sony 100mm F2.8 Macro extends while focusing and it's priced at 749USD (though the Tamron 90mm F2.8 USD Macro is a better deal than the Sony 100mm F2.8 Macro). For Sony E-mount users, it's cheaper than the new Sony FE 90mm F2.8 G OSS Macro.

When on a tripod and shooting static subjects I do use manual focus on my Canon 100mm macro however in the field especially with insects or a flower on a windy day I find autofocus an indespensible tool.

Link | Posted on Apr 2, 2015 at 21:58 UTC

Sony needs to put a phone inside my RX 100.

Link | Posted on Mar 24, 2015 at 18:43 UTC as 8th comment
On article Readers' Showcase: Maxime Siegler (49 comments in total)

Liked them all, and the variety also.

Link | Posted on Mar 15, 2015 at 20:17 UTC as 36th comment
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