Prairie Pal

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


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webber15: One and only option...

Out right ban on imports and sale of drones..

Drones give pleasure to the operator only...but are a pest to everyone else, including wildlife - drones are a bane.

Absolutely Right! Recreational drones have contributed nothing to society, other than provide another means of neutralizing leisure time that could be spent more productively.

Link | Posted on Dec 21, 2018 at 03:06 UTC

Obviously the work of terrorists with technological training, funding, and a motive to effect Christmas seasonal travel worldwide. Specifically Christmas. Do the math. It was inevitable, and I'm really surprised the army and anti-terrorism think tanks weren't prepared.

Link | Posted on Dec 21, 2018 at 02:55 UTC as 77th comment | 3 replies
On article The 10 most inspiring drone images of 2018 (213 comments in total)

Not bad as far as graphic designs from nature and creative mind are concerned. But the novelty of being taken with a drone loses its luster pretty quick once you realize the amount of post-production that went into most of these, and the lack of resolution. To keep the viewer interested engaged with photos like these you really need to find detail that draws their eye and Imagination into the image. These don't have that. They are worth a look though to inspire someone else's imagination

Link | Posted on Dec 19, 2018 at 22:38 UTC as 34th comment
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photographytragic: Where's my 40mm pancake?

Where's my 14mm fish cake?

Link | Posted on Dec 10, 2018 at 21:48 UTC
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j102030: No need whatsoever to buy the Pro version if you're only using it for photography. I've been using the cheaper Wacom entry level pen tablets (Bamboo, One) for ages and have also used the pro versions on occasions and there's no real difference if you're just using it for general retouching.
What the pro versions offer over the entry level ones is that they offer a lot more and finer levels of pen pressure. If you're using it to actually draw then that's a big advantage but if you just use it as a glorified mouse then you might as well get the cheap ones.
Also, I would strongly advise to consider the Small versions for the same reason. A bigger tablet is better if you're doing long pen strokes but if you're just using it for retouching and as a a mouse then the smaller real estate is actually an advantage since your hand doesn't have to travel that far.

J102030- thanks or you post. I'm on the verge of acquiring a Wacom and I want the best one for me. Making fine selections and editing with a mouse has been very frustrating for me over the years. Seems no matter how much control I use with a mouse it takes erratic jumps.

Link | Posted on Dec 9, 2018 at 13:56 UTC
On article DPReview TV: the 2018 DPReview Awards (91 comments in total)

Distracting room echo. Hope you work that out before the next video because I really enjoy these.

Link | Posted on Dec 9, 2018 at 04:33 UTC as 25th comment | 1 reply
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MarioV: I'm not judging. I understand its culture and they need to harvest to survive. I'm sure I'd be doing the same thing. Is there an alternative? Fish farms? Should we all be donating food to the region? Does it depend on whether they believe whales have intelligence. Whales dont appear intelligent. They cant do a lot of intelligent things like humans can. Lets all hope we dont encounter any hungry superior intelligent aliens deciding to harvest us low intelligence humans for food. It would be the natural order of things. This isnt meant to flame, just create discussion.

Dont worry about it. God made animals for man to eat and wear. The are no other beings above us in tje food chain to worry about.

Link | Posted on Nov 29, 2018 at 14:40 UTC

"specializes in covering wildfires". I suppose many-a-pyromaniac have been inspired now from the glamorization of fires. Palley's enthusiasm to prove that he was in the thick of if it seems disproportionally exaggerated considering the lack of any real benefit to anyone viewing his pics. I'm not going to say that everything about the science of combustion has been documented, but I fail to see how these pictures and this article add one iota to a knowledge base.
We can add "fire photography" to the list of extreme activities in which people engage to entertain themselves and attract attention.

Link | Posted on Nov 21, 2018 at 04:46 UTC as 101st comment
On article Tamron SP 15-30mm F2.8 Di VC USD G2 sample gallery (71 comments in total)
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justmeMN: It must be a good lens, because the gallery includes a dog. :-)

But it's not up to snuff for cat pictures.

Link | Posted on Nov 18, 2018 at 01:03 UTC
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BlueBomberTurbo: Is it me, or does this camera not have a viewfinder?

test prints

Link | Posted on Nov 3, 2018 at 23:22 UTC
On article DPReview TV: Panasonic LX100 II review (176 comments in total)
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Dimitris Roubos: "throwing this camera in your pocket is the best selling feature of this camera but since it has a history of dust entering the sensor at least make sure your pockets are clean" AHAHAHAHHA

You guys have been my favorite camera reviewers since the early days of the camerastore. Love those lines and all the goofy moments. You are always focused attentively on what matters and never been too formal. I am really happy you joined the dpreview. It was a great place that became even better!

I don't get Chris's last line (heart and head). Was there a Boy Scout Jamboree happening in Cargaly?

Link | Posted on Oct 28, 2018 at 06:03 UTC
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lattesweden: As someone else already has wondered, how long will there be an app that works with the camera?

And the film advance lever that is just for looks is not my bag at least.

If they had made a fully mechanical camera with all necessary dails on it like in the old days and just added digital film, then it would have been something. Make use of the advance lever to cock the shutter etc.

And only have the battery drive the digital film (sensor) with storage to a big internal memory.

And a RJ45 Ethernet port / Wifi connection with an built in SFTP server for transfer. That is at least future proof in a fairly long time span. And can be used with both computers, tablets and mobiles.

And they could have made the film advance lever to charge the battery.

Link | Posted on Oct 24, 2018 at 16:35 UTC
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dmartin92: A Full Frame X100, with a 35mm lens on it. I would be interested.

Or 40mm.

+100% FF fixed lens fixed focal length would RIP a lot of sales out competitors sails. Jacket pocket size and digital zoom with best lens possible and connectablility superiority! It's a ring within Fuji's reach.

Link | Posted on Oct 23, 2018 at 19:51 UTC

Tripod socket is a plate screwed to the body. I always assumed they were machined directly into the body.

Link | Posted on Oct 19, 2018 at 14:41 UTC as 43rd comment | 3 replies
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Prairie Pal: Aircraft should be emitting a radio signal extending 500 meters that essentially kills the drone engine. Let it drop.

Okay, lets say 5000 meters then. Will that work?

Link | Posted on Oct 10, 2018 at 16:37 UTC

Aircraft should be emitting a radio signal extending 500 meters that essentially kills the drone engine. Let it drop.

Link | Posted on Oct 10, 2018 at 00:39 UTC as 88th comment | 2 replies
On article Tamron issues warning about Nikon Z7 compatibility (225 comments in total)
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(unknown member): I have a solution to this problem.
Don't buy Tamron lenses!

For those not invested too deeply in Nikon already, I read this message as "buy Tamron lens, don't buy Nikon body"

Link | Posted on Oct 9, 2018 at 03:47 UTC
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bolt2014: Why not just buy a real camera?

A fool and his money are soon parted. That's why.

Link | Posted on Oct 4, 2018 at 15:51 UTC
On article DPReview TV: Fujifilm X-T3 review (221 comments in total)
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Jtrcy: So many YouTube video and reviews end up being total time wasters with too much un-needed talking, weird video replay clips and in general poor preparation and/or presentation.

These guys offer both sides of the photo/video coin and both are clear, concise and to the point with pretty decent examples and a light hearted humor along the way.

How cool it would be to have these guys as your beer drinking camera talk buddies.

Great job, great addition to DPR.

"How cool it would be to have these guys as your beer drinking camera talk buddies." >>> plus you could borrow their equipment after enough beersss.

Link | Posted on Oct 3, 2018 at 17:52 UTC

They will probably find all the equipment in a nearby dumpster with the Red Dots removed for attaching to counterfeit cameras.

Link | Posted on Oct 2, 2018 at 17:20 UTC as 29th comment
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