APenza

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

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gizmowiz: 27" is large? I use the new 42" LG monitor and there are plenty of 32" monitors around. Get real.

It's a 27" tablet that you can draw on and not 42" monitor that you can't draw on with a pen. Get real.

Link | Posted on Aug 4, 2017 at 16:49 UTC
On article Photo of the week: Point of Transition (95 comments in total)

The two contrasting bands at the bottom leading to a shadow that wraps around a lone tree softly lit with its branches echoing the subtle ripples of the nearby dunes touching the solid blue sky. I like it. It has a less is more beauty.

Link | Posted on Jul 31, 2017 at 02:04 UTC as 14th comment
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cosinaphile: while I appreciate this video could you please do a sis by side of steak au Poivre from the four seasons vs a MacDonalds 1\4 pounder with cheese

and to wash it down ripple vs dom Perignon

thanks

Actually I prefer a 1982 Chateau Margaux with my steak au Poivre. I only pair Dom Perigon with my Sevruga or Beluga caviar.
Ripple sounds like a good pairing with a 1/4 pounder from Macdonalds but I haven't yet tried it.

Link | Posted on Jul 27, 2017 at 15:05 UTC
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StephanBG: I have never printed anything, what would people suggest to buy for printing ~ 30cm? Larger?

One way to avoid having your Canon printer go through a cleaning cycle when not used regularly is to do a nozzle check print. It uses a minute amount of ink and keeps the heads clean. I do it with my IPF 6200 when I don't use the printer for more then a few days at a time.

Link | Posted on Jul 25, 2017 at 13:17 UTC

From the sample pictures it looks like nothing is in focus.
I would call it the 'always not in focus lens'

Link | Posted on Jul 7, 2017 at 15:07 UTC as 92nd comment
On article Ask the staff: wedding season weirdness (273 comments in total)
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APenza: Never did understand the "black tape" thing as a friend who used it on his Nikon explained it was to deter thieves. When I asked if a thief would not steal your camera because the name was covered with black tape he replied "well it keeps other photographers from asking me questions regarding my camera". To which I replied "I only asked about your camera because of the black tape"
No, I am not 'uncle Bob'.

Take it from Marco who lives in Brazil. The point being there are some places in the world where you will get robbed no matter what. Having lived in NYC my whole life I didn't think RIo could be much worse. I couldn't have been more wrong. Drivers don't even stop at red lights for fear of being carjacked.
If gaffers tape makes you feel more secure then go for it. Camera straps devoid of logos mean nothing to a thief.

Link | Posted on Jul 4, 2017 at 12:43 UTC
On article Ask the staff: wedding season weirdness (273 comments in total)
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APenza: Never did understand the "black tape" thing as a friend who used it on his Nikon explained it was to deter thieves. When I asked if a thief would not steal your camera because the name was covered with black tape he replied "well it keeps other photographers from asking me questions regarding my camera". To which I replied "I only asked about your camera because of the black tape"
No, I am not 'uncle Bob'.

Thanks for that information. Last time I was in Brazil my brother in law who is a surgeon in Petropolis hired a driver and an armed guard to accompany my wife and I when we wanted to tour Rio. Had I known about the gaffers tape I could have saved him the trouble.
At my kids soccer games I had a couple of parents inquire about my Canon 2.8 70-200 and 400mm lens but never about my camera. Do you wrap your lenses with gaffers tape too?

Link | Posted on Jul 4, 2017 at 02:57 UTC
On article Ask the staff: wedding season weirdness (273 comments in total)
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APenza: Never did understand the "black tape" thing as a friend who used it on his Nikon explained it was to deter thieves. When I asked if a thief would not steal your camera because the name was covered with black tape he replied "well it keeps other photographers from asking me questions regarding my camera". To which I replied "I only asked about your camera because of the black tape"
No, I am not 'uncle Bob'.

I get the discreet thing when doing street photography. I just don''t see how one can be anymore discreet with a DSLR and accompanying lens because they have this small strip of black electrical tape covering the make and model on the camera body? If a thief has the opportunity to grab your camera does he make his decision based on whether it's a newer or older model. How many thieves would know the difference between an 8 yr old Canon 7D or a newer 5D mk4
Assuming a thief is that smart then hiding the brand and model with a strip of tape may well be an advertisement saying "this is a valuable camera that I am trying to hide".
As far as keeping other photographers from "asking you questions about your camera" only twice in the past 10 yrs do I remember a stranger asking me about the camera I was shooting with, they were either thinking about buying one or already had one and just wanted to know my opinion of the camera.

Link | Posted on Jul 3, 2017 at 22:05 UTC
On article Ask the staff: wedding season weirdness (273 comments in total)

Never did understand the "black tape" thing as a friend who used it on his Nikon explained it was to deter thieves. When I asked if a thief would not steal your camera because the name was covered with black tape he replied "well it keeps other photographers from asking me questions regarding my camera". To which I replied "I only asked about your camera because of the black tape"
No, I am not 'uncle Bob'.

Link | Posted on Jul 3, 2017 at 16:33 UTC as 25th comment | 15 replies
On article Photo of the week: Green Mamba (81 comments in total)
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APenza: Having never seen the Nortern Lights would my wife be disappointed if they didn't look as spectacular to her naked eye as they do in this beautiful photograph?

Was thinking about a vacation to Iceland and so should make the case to the wife of the beautiful scenery and add as a bonus that conditions permitting the Northern Lights may well be the icing on the cake.
With her aversion to cold maybe i'll leave out the icing cake part but as the name Iceland gives her pause and some chills I will refer to the trip as a "summer in Iceland". Thanks all for the heads up on what to possibly expect regarding the northern lights.

Link | Posted on Jul 1, 2017 at 23:26 UTC
On article Photo of the week: Green Mamba (81 comments in total)
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APenza: Having never seen the Nortern Lights would my wife be disappointed if they didn't look as spectacular to her naked eye as they do in this beautiful photograph?

Thanks, as my wife prefers vacations in warmer climes and the last thing I want to hear is "That looks nothing like the pictures you showed me"

Link | Posted on Jul 1, 2017 at 18:39 UTC
On article Photo of the week: Green Mamba (81 comments in total)

Having never seen the Nortern Lights would my wife be disappointed if they didn't look as spectacular to her naked eye as they do in this beautiful photograph?

Link | Posted on Jul 1, 2017 at 18:13 UTC as 17th comment | 13 replies
On article Video: Removing a stuck lens filter... with a band saw (139 comments in total)

Don't try that on a band saw without a very fine metal 24 TPI cutting blade. The same thing happened to me with a ND filter and I used a Dremel tool with a metal cut off wheel. I cut five or six relief cuts and then used a band clamp to twist it off. Of course one could always send it to Canon if they don't feel comfortable using cutting tools on expensive lenses.

Link | Posted on Jun 28, 2017 at 22:35 UTC as 68th comment
On photo Pruning Egret in the My Best Photo of the Week challenge (3 comments in total)

Thank you Ruth. I always enjoy entering your challenges.

Link | Posted on Jun 7, 2017 at 13:53 UTC as 2nd comment

Can it do windows? Those on my house not the one on my computer.

Link | Posted on May 16, 2017 at 19:45 UTC as 19th comment
On photo These guys are really close in the Aircraft - Close and personal challenge (1 comment in total)

Nice timing. I must have been standing next to you when you took that shot.
https://g3.img-dpreview.com/4A207AA2077D43B5A7E8933A5121D53E.jpg

Link | Posted on May 13, 2017 at 03:00 UTC as 1st comment

Fantastic. The only part that I found less interesting were the few seconds panning past the tulips. Maybe I was expecting the tulips to explode or something as every shot was so beautify crafted with wonderful visual surprises.

Link | Posted on May 9, 2017 at 00:03 UTC as 5th comment
On photo Hellcat 1/48 scale in APenza's photo gallery (2 comments in total)

Thank you Ron. The wingspan is 10 3/4" and length is 8". The height to the canopy top is 3 3/4".

Link | Posted on Apr 23, 2017 at 17:07 UTC as 1st comment
On article Hasselblad X1D-50c First Impressions Review (316 comments in total)

Reminds me of a line from 'Crazy People'. "Buy Volvos, they're boxy but theyre good"

Link | Posted on Apr 3, 2017 at 19:55 UTC as 59th comment
On photo Knat for Dinner in the Look At Those Legs! (Nature) challenge (2 comments in total)

Thank you Ruth. Not only did I misidentifying the meal but I seem to have also misspelled it too. Thanks again for the correction.

Link | Posted on Mar 11, 2017 at 13:28 UTC as 1st comment
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