Prairie Pal

Lives in Canada Prairies, Canada
Joined on Oct 23, 2003

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Doesn't the world have enough photos of RR tracks anyways? This particular image looks like one of the worst of them.

Link | Posted on Apr 14, 2017 at 02:15 UTC as 47th comment | 2 replies
On article Nikon D7500: What you need to know (534 comments in total)
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Peter CS: So I do not understand this camera. Sensor-wise, a downgrade from the D7200 for resolution, dynamic range, etc. For true sports, people, and action photographers, the D500 is a better choice! Only advantage I see - lower price. However, instead of big cost, tooling up for this one, why not just lower the price of the D500? Big yawn!
What we really need is a great, new arsenal of high resolution, weather-sealed primes and zooms for DX Nikons!

"Peter CS >>>So I do not understand this camera."
A one card camera really surprised me. I'm thinking Nikon wants to replace the D5xxx series with the D7xxx, which makes sense. That leaves the D500 series to push the limits of pro DX. I'm sure Thom Hogan has his usual analytics (heading over there now with a drink and popcorn).

Link | Posted on Apr 12, 2017 at 22:49 UTC
On photo The Great Blue Heron in the A Big Year - birds challenge (12 comments in total)
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maccam: 2 problems (for the bird, not the picture); how the hell is that fish going down his throat (and) his lower beak has punctured the fish and he can't toss the fish into his throat; he has to extract it from his beak first. I would have loved to see the outcome of this struggle.

Oh; the picture, very good job. I wish it was in my portfolio.

I was thinking the same thing until I youtubed "blue heron swallow big fish". Check out "blue heron swallows massive cat fish".

Link | Posted on Apr 9, 2017 at 02:11 UTC

This could be the start of a new trend. Some people flock to old_car grave yards to shoot over saturated images of rusted out relics. Other people feel the need to add yet another image of the salt flats to the one billion pictures already taken of it. So lets drag the wrecks out to the flats and get everyone happily snapping away together.

Link | Posted on Mar 19, 2017 at 18:46 UTC as 10th comment
On article Canon PowerShot G9 X II sample gallery (108 comments in total)

A perfect delivery for what it's intended to be. They can't all be super w/a nor multi-X zoom lenses. Beautiful 20mp files in a tiny 1" camera. Canon is really hitting the right targets in their 1" game. I recently purchases the G7x-ii which I'm using even more than my M4/3 cams which I use more than my Nikon DX and FX formats.

Link | Posted on Mar 2, 2017 at 14:50 UTC as 27th comment
On article Archos to make Kodak-branded Android tablets (142 comments in total)
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ttran88: Nikon will be making toasters one day.

"At least Nikon can claim its a mirrorless device."
That's what I like about reading every single comment in the news section... you eventually come across witty zingers like this that most people missed. "mirrorless device"... har har har

Link | Posted on Feb 17, 2017 at 00:27 UTC
On article Archos to make Kodak-branded Android tablets (142 comments in total)
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ttran88: Nikon will be making toasters one day.

Or maybe Nikon will be making cameras with KODAK on the name plate, given the strong attachment to the brand.

Link | Posted on Feb 16, 2017 at 19:45 UTC
On article Archos to make Kodak-branded Android tablets (142 comments in total)

Just goes to show how valuable a tool brand recognition is. Consumers are so easily duped by these marketing tricks.

Link | Posted on Feb 16, 2017 at 19:44 UTC as 38th comment | 2 replies
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solsang: I am really sad about that, i had finally found the perfect camera in the dl18-50 and eagerly waited for the launch, i saw so many others wanting this specific model

I think Nikon would have sold plenty of these, yet not the other two, and since they have the 1" sensor, this decision makes as much sense as their 100 year video

I also was looking forward to "coming home" to a Nikon DL camera (or two), and was hoping for integration of flash accessories etc... this is actually sad for me. Sad for Nikon.

Link | Posted on Feb 15, 2017 at 17:19 UTC
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photo perzon: The winner here is the Canon G7X. I had the Sony RX100, the II, the III, the IV, and the V. The sony pictures make people look so white, so blanched, they look boring. I bought a Canon G7X and wow! People look tanned, healthy. I am getting wows and requests for reprints, resends, people are commenting on my pictures with interest! One does not need an EVF for night social pictures. For day pictures, yes, but day light is satisfied with any camera. It is high ISO night or indoor pictures that require a special camera and that is the G7X. The G9X is too dark.

Also alternatives for indoor work are the amazing Fuji X70 with its angelic exquisite skin tones, the Nikon A with its perfect jpeg skin tones. The Ricoh GR and the Panasonics are great for buildings and landscapes, but not good for skin tones.

My favorites the Canon G7x and the Fuji X70.

"The winner here is the Canon G7X"
I have to agree with you. I had the Sony RX100 ii, and couldn't stand the handling. I just picked up the G7x ii and it is a whole different responsive tool. Images are as good or better than the sony at reasonable ISO's. I'm so impressed by Canon's G series cameras' colors and quick menus.

Link | Posted on Feb 15, 2017 at 17:18 UTC

If I owned this bag the first thing I would do is cut off the buckles and sew in a strip of Velcro. Then I'd sew a weatherproof cover to stretch over the whole thing. Then I'd throw the whole thing in the trash.
In other words I wouldn't use this bag if you gave it to me for free.

Link | Posted on Feb 12, 2017 at 15:18 UTC as 19th comment
On GalleryItem:3589047 (1 comment in total)

Congratulations and happy shooting to you. Canon has a real great line of 1" G-series cameras going on at the moment that are a pleasure to shoot with. I finally picked up a G7X last week. A bit of a budget stretch but well worth it.
I will try to remember to check you gallery from time to time.

Posted on Feb 9, 2017 at 23:26 UTC as 1st comment
On article Adobe Creative Suite 6 has been officially retired (351 comments in total)
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quietrich: I'm quite old. Paying a monthly sub seems a reasonable move, since I bought CS6 for £600+, & probably wouldn't get my money's worth from a next generation upgrade. Seize the day, 8 or 9 quid a month won't kill you.;-)

Surely this signals the end of times....and there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth. And people will mock them in jest. :D

Link | Posted on Jan 31, 2017 at 01:44 UTC

Those aren't girders laying on the floor. What we're looking at are storage racking and black storage boxes that fell from the walls. The exaggerated depressing lighting in the photo gives the impression of catastrophe. Tragic loss of lives aside, there really wasn't as much to overcome as Sony needs us to believe.

Link | Posted on Jan 28, 2017 at 13:43 UTC as 33rd comment | 12 replies
On article Fujifilm X100F steps up to 24.3MP, adds AF joystick (34 comments in total)

A timely release; I was waiting to see if the X100F would have a tilting screen. Now I can snatch up a 100T at discount.

Link | Posted on Jan 19, 2017 at 12:48 UTC as 11th comment
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HetFotoAtelier: NIKON RULES :-)

Nikon rolls!

Link | Posted on Dec 2, 2016 at 02:03 UTC
On article Video: Shooting Dog Portraits with the Sony a6300 (187 comments in total)

It's funny because the dog's name is Barney.

Link | Posted on Nov 29, 2016 at 04:13 UTC as 149th comment
On article LensRentals tests the Nikon 70-200mm F2.8 FL ED (110 comments in total)

I wonder if Nikon will continue to produce the VRII for a while to come yet... f

Link | Posted on Nov 22, 2016 at 17:34 UTC as 17th comment

Well I shouldn't be surprised by the announcement. I just bought the "old" VR2 version brand new. *sigh*. You guys have me to thank for this new version, because every time I invest in photo equipment the new model is released shortly after.

Link | Posted on Oct 19, 2016 at 12:39 UTC as 58th comment | 4 replies
On article Modest Updates: Nikon D3400 Review (379 comments in total)

Clearly an upgrade meant to drive as many customers as possible to the 5xxx series

Link | Posted on Oct 17, 2016 at 17:07 UTC as 89th comment | 1 reply
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