Peril

Peril

Joined on Nov 18, 2021
About me:

I keep trying to get away from DPR, but it keeps pulling me back in. My intent with this account is to not engage in the Comment Wars but rather to just make use of the DPR Forums’ Classifieds. I participate in used buy and sell on Facebook, Kijiji, Pentax Forums, Cloudy Nights, AstroMart, and others. If you would like to check out my feedback on these platforms DM me and I can forward you links to my profiles.

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Ah! That’s a perfect combo. There are lots of compact APS-C lenses for E mount, they’ll be a boon for a Zfc owner. There’s a second Sony to Nikon adapter on the market as well, TechArt or something? I’m sure between the two of them one is going to be serviceable enough to give people more options.

Link | Posted on May 28, 2022 at 03:39 UTC as 9th comment

This looks neat and stylish!

Almost every single other comment so far is negative. Maybe y’all need to have a cookie and take a walk.

Link | Posted on Apr 22, 2022 at 19:12 UTC as 59th comment | 2 replies

Ohhhh that’s why I recognize the name, they have some stuff in Home Depot. Just thinking out loud lol

Link | Posted on Apr 19, 2022 at 05:21 UTC as 30th comment | 2 replies

I got one, it works pretty well on the A7RIV.

Link | Posted on Apr 6, 2022 at 00:14 UTC as 13th comment

Gosh, this is the astrophotography lens I needed in 2016 when the K-1 was released…

Link | Posted on Mar 11, 2022 at 17:01 UTC as 6th comment
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papajohnny: If you noticed, many new successful money making companies made their business model to circumvent the government regulations put on established businesses. Those regulations on one hand provided protections for the customers, on the other hand made conducting business expensive, creating barriers to entry. By finding a way to circumvent those regulations the new companies immediately gained huge market advantage.
hotels -> Airbnb
taxis -> Uber, Lyft
retail -> Amazon
car rental -> Turo
banking -> 17000+ crypto companies

Except that your money in your savings account doesn’t wildly fluctuate in value from moment to moment, you don’t have to pay (often hundreds of dollars in) GAS fees just to process a transaction, the complete log of your transactions aren’t publicly available to anyone who knows your wallet ID. And you can actually buy stuff with money. Like, I can buy a coffee. Or a house.

Crypto is just a way for a different (well, actually more often than not the exact same) group of millionaires and billionaires to get richer and richer.

Wanna buy some VeeFriends?

Anyway, I do see what you’re saying, but banking -> crypto doesn’t follow. Its more like:
Pure stock market speculation -> crypto

Link | Posted on Feb 15, 2022 at 01:51 UTC
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onlyfreeman: Some of these comments are too funny, can I turn them into NFTs?

You literally can, given that an NFT can be said to represent anything. Sky’s the limit as long as you’re the first one to do it. It doesn’t even have to be something visual, you can claim to mint the NFT of an ethereal concept such as “the smell of the colour orange” or “the feeling of disappointment upon learning your kid ate the last chocolate cookie that you really have a craving for”.
The only important piece of the puzzle is that you can con..vince someone to pay you for the token.

Link | Posted on Feb 1, 2022 at 03:14 UTC

I know it’s been mentioned already, but everyone even remotely curious about NFTs in general should watch Line Goes Up by Dan Olson. Check out his Folding Ideas channel on YouTube. He goes deep and explains every aspect, including a ton of stuff I’m sure many people don’t even know about.

It’s super interesting, and frankly could save a lot of people a lot of trouble.

Link | Posted on Jan 31, 2022 at 17:22 UTC as 20th comment
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Chris’ kiddo is growing up with the most professional set of photos imaginable. Meanwhile my daughter’s going to have to settle with phone snaps 😂

Link | Posted on Jan 13, 2022 at 16:18 UTC as 33rd comment | 1 reply

Longshot: Hey Gannon, do you guys ever read the comment sections on your articles? I’m curious if DPR has ever put time into working on a way to foster a more productive, thoughtful community? I keep wanting to find a place full of people with similar interests to talk with, but almost without fail the DPR comment sections grind that hope into dust, as the self-appointed experts try to beat each other to death with their overconfident internet opinion d**ks.

I invariably get dragged into the muck with them before eventually coming to my senses and deleting my account.

Is this by design? Is the current distribution of DPR denizens the most optimally profitable arrangement?

Link | Posted on Jan 12, 2022 at 05:33 UTC as 2nd comment | 1 reply
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Paul JM: Seems to be a remarkable number of comments here by people who don’t understand the product, or just have no need for it’s capability. Not great reasons to can such a fantastic bit of kit
If you really want to understand the use case for the GB2 then watch Philip Blooms video
I bought the GB2 soon after launch. It has been a vital part of my workflow for stills and video ever since. The company have supported it very well with excellent firmware updates that substantially improved its functionality
I hope they have not fallen over and take heart in the app reappearing on the iOS App Store. If not, I will be disappointed but won’t regret spending about a grand buying a device which continues to work very well. The capacity to carry a truly rugged drive that will backup new files only, and sync between its own internal drive and an external SSD such as. T5 is remarkable.

“Typical arrogance of gnarbox community. Well, enjoy the gutter of tech history.”

This was the initial shot fired. Aimed at the Paul guy. And not even trying to refute Paul’s claim that people in the comments didn’t seem to understand that this wasn’t a kickstarter where the company snatched the money and ghosted everyone. It was just an unnecessary personal attack.

Paul points out how this guy spent a good portion of his day griping on DPR (in 2021/2022) about how people on the kickstarter forum in 2018 were mean to him. Dude has an axe to grind and is grinding it in the wrong place at the wrong time.

And then you, a wild random shows up a week later to kick the dust back up. Not to talk about the article but to weigh in on a dead altercation between two strangers. Or maybe you’re the Paddle guy’s alt account?

Again, I’m reminded why I deleted my old account. DPR is just a bunch of dudes “Umm, actually..”-ing each other into some never-ending Inception.

Have the last word, bye.

Link | Posted on Jan 8, 2022 at 17:03 UTC
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Paul JM: Seems to be a remarkable number of comments here by people who don’t understand the product, or just have no need for it’s capability. Not great reasons to can such a fantastic bit of kit
If you really want to understand the use case for the GB2 then watch Philip Blooms video
I bought the GB2 soon after launch. It has been a vital part of my workflow for stills and video ever since. The company have supported it very well with excellent firmware updates that substantially improved its functionality
I hope they have not fallen over and take heart in the app reappearing on the iOS App Store. If not, I will be disappointed but won’t regret spending about a grand buying a device which continues to work very well. The capacity to carry a truly rugged drive that will backup new files only, and sync between its own internal drive and an external SSD such as. T5 is remarkable.

Still getting notifications on this…
Big sensor guy, you’re off base. You need to re-read the comment again, maybe you mixed it up with another one. The Paddle guy specifically called the Paul guy arrogant. He didn’t mention anything about the product. He also seems to have some weird beef with whatever the “gnarbox community” is supposed to be, and for some reason thought it was a zinger to tell the Paul guy to enjoy the “gutter of tech history”, as if he expects the Paul guy to have a big Gnarbox tattoo across his chest and to have named his kids Gnar and Box. I’m not sure what the point of your comment was, but maybe just leave sleeping threads lie. The guy came out of nowhere to be a jerk to a stranger because of some weird personal baggage, maybe mind your business?

Link | Posted on Jan 8, 2022 at 16:05 UTC
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Bigsensorisbest: Err... just carry more pairs of SD cards to save weight if nothing else, am I missing something? Unless you would buy a camera with one slot of course

Yes you’re missing something

Link | Posted on Jan 8, 2022 at 15:56 UTC
In reply to:

Paul JM: Seems to be a remarkable number of comments here by people who don’t understand the product, or just have no need for it’s capability. Not great reasons to can such a fantastic bit of kit
If you really want to understand the use case for the GB2 then watch Philip Blooms video
I bought the GB2 soon after launch. It has been a vital part of my workflow for stills and video ever since. The company have supported it very well with excellent firmware updates that substantially improved its functionality
I hope they have not fallen over and take heart in the app reappearing on the iOS App Store. If not, I will be disappointed but won’t regret spending about a grand buying a device which continues to work very well. The capacity to carry a truly rugged drive that will backup new files only, and sync between its own internal drive and an external SSD such as. T5 is remarkable.

Lol, holy cow! I’m like “oh look, a notification flag” and it’s because some guy is going off about how toxic the “Gnarbox community” is? What community, lol. I honestly cannot tell if it is satire or not, the Gnarbox is a niche accessory that hardly anyone has heard of and that even fewer people own.
How baffling. I’m starting to remember why I deleted my last DPR account…

Link | Posted on Jan 6, 2022 at 04:57 UTC
In reply to:

Paul JM: Seems to be a remarkable number of comments here by people who don’t understand the product, or just have no need for it’s capability. Not great reasons to can such a fantastic bit of kit
If you really want to understand the use case for the GB2 then watch Philip Blooms video
I bought the GB2 soon after launch. It has been a vital part of my workflow for stills and video ever since. The company have supported it very well with excellent firmware updates that substantially improved its functionality
I hope they have not fallen over and take heart in the app reappearing on the iOS App Store. If not, I will be disappointed but won’t regret spending about a grand buying a device which continues to work very well. The capacity to carry a truly rugged drive that will backup new files only, and sync between its own internal drive and an external SSD such as. T5 is remarkable.

The FileHub looks neat, I might pick one up. The key differences here are that the Gnarbox has onboard swappable 3000mAh batteries, and is completely weather sealed and extremely durable. I’d have no problem cranking a camera thief in the head with it while running a backup, it would be fine. That durability was one of the major selling features for me, as I’m a klutz and spend a lot of time outdoors. I would love it if someone else would release a product with the same feature set, but I haven’t found a comparable replacement as of yet. I don’t even really use the app, I just have it on hand as a way to back-up the ~6-ish cameras I typically have running time lapses.

Link | Posted on Jan 5, 2022 at 20:58 UTC
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photogopinion: Maybe it would be wise not to tout Kickstarter novelties until it’s clear the developers/designers didn’t just grab the money and run?

Hi Buzz,

I can see that you have strong opinions. This was a company that operated normally for years within a standard retail framework. The fact that they used Kickstarter to raise capital as opposed to VC or other outside investment is irrelevant. They had long since made good on their kickstarter obligations and had settled into a traditional role as the supplier of a product to retail outlets. For years, post-fundraising.

For years. Years.

Their failure has nothing to do with kickstarter, and they did not “take the money and run” as many assume whenever the word “kickstarter” is associated. Including the person I was originally replying to.

They did fail, just like 3/4 of new businesses do within their first 5 years (or whatever the statistic was pre-2020). Whether they failed due to mismanagement, a poor business plan, an inability to source semiconductors during the pandemic, it doesn’t really matter. But the association to kickstarter is a red herring at best.

Link | Posted on Jan 5, 2022 at 00:12 UTC
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photogopinion: Maybe it would be wise not to tout Kickstarter novelties until it’s clear the developers/designers didn’t just grab the money and run?

Not to be rude, but as this same sentiment has been repeated over and over in these comments:

Maybe it’s worth doing a bit more research before commenting, rather than just reading “kickstarter” and skipping the rest of the article?

The company ran two successful kickstarter campaigns and created two generations of a physical product that has been stocked for years at various mainstream outlets such as B&H and Adorama. For years.

Evidently they have gone out of business, much like many companies have during the last two volatile years. The reasons remain unknown, but they undoubtedly have little or nothing to do with kickstarter.

Link | Posted on Jan 4, 2022 at 19:18 UTC

The app is back up on the iOS App Store as of this morning

Link | Posted on Jan 4, 2022 at 17:37 UTC as 9th comment
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Reads article.

I disagree.

Link | Posted on Dec 17, 2021 at 08:56 UTC as 16th comment
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