Prairie Pal

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

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TheDman: Any time Adobe is in the news I come straight to the comments here to watch all the teeth gnashing over three subscription. Can't believe this is still going on years later.

If I spent $1000 today for the suite and died tomorrow my estate would be out $1000. OTOH, $1000 invested properly will recoup $120/year quite smartly thank-you. :)

Link | Posted on Jun 22, 2016 at 18:54 UTC
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TheDman: Any time Adobe is in the news I come straight to the comments here to watch all the teeth gnashing over three subscription. Can't believe this is still going on years later.

if it weren't for the $10 subscription I would never have used PS. I'm not a heavy user, but it's a creative tool that I'm glad I added. 5 cups of coffee/month?? C'mon it's a no brainer.

Link | Posted on Jun 21, 2016 at 22:48 UTC

1-gallon plastic milk jug, tin foil, duct tape, cheese cloth. Done.

Link | Posted on Jun 15, 2016 at 21:37 UTC as 13th comment | 1 reply
On photo Lake Kilstivatnet in the Boats X2 challenge (10 comments in total)

Beautiful composition. Too bad about the exposure though. It would look better as one exposure with some curve adjustments and just let the sky go. Unless there is something very special about a sky it looks better to accept it's brightness or omit it from the composition. We've become obsessed with skies. This sky ruins the shot.

Link | Posted on May 28, 2016 at 14:21 UTC as 2nd comment | 2 replies
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EthanP99: Would this camera be good for a beginner? Were looking to shoot auto, and the trade up deal sounds good, price is reasonable too.

Trade up later for the "Selfie-I". flip around screen and chest mounted selfie boom included.

Link | Posted on May 20, 2016 at 22:31 UTC
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Prairie Pal: Any old excuse will do for Nikon these days whether or not it's accurate.

I can't sympathize with companies that put all their eggs in one basket and then sets that basket down in an area plagued by natural disaster.

Link | Posted on Apr 21, 2016 at 03:06 UTC

Any old excuse will do for Nikon these days whether or not it's accurate.

Link | Posted on Apr 20, 2016 at 21:53 UTC as 22nd comment | 4 replies
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straylightrun: Why does it look so cheap for $250? I first thought it was some $30 budget model.

I was thinking it should look cheap from the outside to fly under the thieves' radar.

Link | Posted on Apr 16, 2016 at 15:42 UTC
On photo continuum 1.3 in the Abstract Photo in Monochrome challenge (14 comments in total)

Spellbinding

Link | Posted on Mar 7, 2016 at 04:44 UTC as 13th comment
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Potemkin_Photo: disgraceful. nikon needs to make this cam 1/2 price now.

In a way it sounds like you're satirizing previous knee-jerk replies. ;)

Link | Posted on Mar 3, 2016 at 03:15 UTC

Made to match Tilly Hats and khaki hiking shorts, this is what every decent hipster will be slinging over their shoulder this summer. All that's missing is the whistle on a draw string to warn the bears that there's meat coming around the bend.

Link | Posted on Feb 29, 2016 at 21:54 UTC as 78th comment
On article CP+ 2016: Hands-on with new Sigma SD cameras and lenses (308 comments in total)
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Howard: This thing is big!

That is my first reaction too. On the other hand it looks to be designed as an industrial strength workhorse unencumbered by "retro style" silliness.

Link | Posted on Feb 25, 2016 at 22:12 UTC
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muratime: pls for God sake, next time order a small glass of of beer. As if beer is main subject on the table.. i know big glass is cheaper per unit, but please man, this is video, not a drinking party.. :P

I liked the part where they clinked their near full glasses right over top of the camera.

Link | Posted on Jan 24, 2016 at 03:55 UTC

Screw Nikon, I've been looking for a jumping in point to Fuji and this looks like it. I like Fuji's attitude and the warm feeling of using their hardware!

Link | Posted on Jan 15, 2016 at 15:54 UTC as 16th comment | 1 reply
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Joel Benford: Is that a joystick for direct selection of AF points I see below the AEL button? Or am I thinking wishfully?

Screw Nikon, I've been looking for a jumping in point to Fuji and this looks like it. I like Fuji's attitude and the warm feeling of using their hardware!

Link | Posted on Jan 15, 2016 at 15:52 UTC
On article Behind the Camera: A conversation with Peter Hurley (62 comments in total)
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Oli4D: Well I appreciate these interviews a lot. Really.

BUT why can't dpreview not at least try to keep in mind the most simple things in terms of cinematography?
I know it's a gear-head / tech site. But this does not mean the most fundamental principles of cinematography have to be ignored :/

When shooting an interview and cutting back and forth between a wide shot and a close up shot, PLEASE place the two cameras in a way that makes sense.
In this case: If Mr. Hurley sits on the left side of the frame in the wide shot and looks to the left while talking, the close up camera should also have his head framed more to the right, him looking to the left as well.
Very simple and would be much more comfortable to watch.

I appreciate Dpreview including these interviews as part of their reporting. But the interviewERS really need get over their nerves from being in FRONT of a camera, plus learn some social skills. Secondly please have a keen interest in your guest and his/her history and achievements so that you can participate in the discussion over and above saying "sooo, tell me all about yourself" and then putting them on the spot to recite a bio. thank-you.

Link | Posted on Jan 1, 2016 at 19:56 UTC
On article Happy Holidays from dpreview! (118 comments in total)
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Tons o Glass 0 Class: White text on black background, black text on white background - let's just meet in the middle with grey text on a grey background.

Many thanks to all of the DPR staff. I for one thoroughly enjoy this site. It's as if it's made just for me.

With the option to exposure compensate in 1/3 increments of course

Link | Posted on Dec 26, 2015 at 04:11 UTC

Epson and viewfinders?? I had no idea they were interested in it. I remember they used to make digital P&S.

Link | Posted on Dec 11, 2015 at 02:05 UTC as 16th comment | 2 replies
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Prairie Pal: Rather than tear downs having to be done by third parties the manufacturers should be posting build ups for each other lenses explaining the material and process and reasoning behind it all.

Oh Puleeeze just relax people. I was only implying that when a manufacturer such as Canon engineers a lens to this degree they should be promoting their commitment to excellence with visuals etc... rather than a 3rd party interpreting their intentions. How hard and expensive can it be to film the assembling of a lens and then cut it down to 2 minutes of promo material using in-house staff? Its not like they would be giving away any trade secrets as I'm sure competitors are already tearing down each others equipment. But they would be proving that what they do separates themselves from other lens makers making the same claims (water resistance etc)

Link | Posted on Dec 11, 2015 at 01:34 UTC

Rather than tear downs having to be done by third parties the manufacturers should be posting build ups for each other lenses explaining the material and process and reasoning behind it all.

Link | Posted on Dec 10, 2015 at 15:05 UTC as 31st comment | 7 replies
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