dmanthree

Lives in United States (USA), MA, United States
Works as a IT Security
Joined on Nov 24, 2003
About me:

Plan 9.

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What I really want is good color film for my Spectra.

Link | Posted on Nov 25, 2016 at 21:32 UTC as 9th comment

Uh....film? Not that crappy third party stuff that produces brown prints, but real Polaroid film?

Link | Posted on Nov 16, 2016 at 23:45 UTC as 16th comment
On photo Spring Pond in the Infrared challenge (4 comments in total)
In reply to:

citizenlouie: This is very well-shot. I gave you a high score. Don't feel despair. This is DPreview challenges..., people gave me one or two stars while some obviously P&S shots and photos that don't follow the official rules got higher scores.... See why I don't enter very often to get my best photos insulted by amateurs.

No despair. I've done well in some challenges, so no complaints. I just with the sandbaggers would grow up. I entered the "looking up" challenge and finished 9th, but I had *7* 0.5 votes! Honestly, the shot was better than that. The winner had none. Go figure.

Link | Posted on Nov 16, 2016 at 01:33 UTC
On photo Spring Pond in the Infrared challenge (4 comments in total)

Thanks, I enjoyed shooting IR with a converted GX1. I thought my shot would do better, but, oh well...

Link | Posted on Nov 15, 2016 at 17:54 UTC as 2nd comment
On photo China Pavilion, Epcot in the Look Up challenge (1 comment in total)

4 "0.5" votes? Really?

Link | Posted on Nov 10, 2016 at 01:06 UTC as 1st comment
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Danny: Who needs expensive decors for a SF-movie, just shoot it in places like this and you got really something.

Loved that movie. Especially the scene where the two office employees were "sharing" a desk through a wall.

Link | Posted on Nov 7, 2016 at 23:58 UTC
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Danny: Who needs expensive decors for a SF-movie, just shoot it in places like this and you got really something.

Well, they did shoot the movie Abyss in an abandoned nuke plant. They flooded an area for the underwater scenes. Maybe cooling towers are next. Real ones, not the towers shown in Wolverine.

Link | Posted on Nov 6, 2016 at 20:50 UTC
On article DPReview Asks: What was your first camera? (762 comments in total)

Nikomat, bought used for about $40 in 1966. The Nikomat is the Japanese version of the Nikkormat. BTW, I'm talking about a "real" camera, not the plastic Kodak Brownie Starmite I had as a very young kid. I really considered that a toy.

Link | Posted on Nov 4, 2016 at 19:44 UTC as 381st comment

Luckily, there are lots of laptops out there with all the slots and ports you need built-in. They just run a different OS, but they all work fine. I'll be keeping my MB Pro for a while, until another Mac comes along with the proper ports and slots. This is a mistake by Apple.

Link | Posted on Nov 3, 2016 at 21:33 UTC as 311th comment | 1 reply
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FLruckas: Returning to it's roots?
Does that mean I have to send the camera to Kodak to get the pictures developed?
:-)

"You push the button, we do the rest."

Link | Posted on Oct 22, 2016 at 00:23 UTC
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Marty4650: If you really want to get your bag stolen, just place a huge sticker on the outside saying:

"Warning: This Bag Contains $18,000 worth of Camera Gear. Any Pawn Shop Will Gladly Give You $3,000 for it"

Ventur, crooks aren't stupid, and know what to look for. That red dot may as well be a flashing neon Leica sign.

Link | Posted on Oct 14, 2016 at 20:50 UTC
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Marty4650: If you really want to get your bag stolen, just place a huge sticker on the outside saying:

"Warning: This Bag Contains $18,000 worth of Camera Gear. Any Pawn Shop Will Gladly Give You $3,000 for it"

No branding? Except for the tell-tale red dot? Gee. I wonder how long it will take thieves to figure that out...

Link | Posted on Oct 14, 2016 at 20:13 UTC

I think all the nay sayers have it wrong. It won't wear out, but it will look smashing sitting on a shelf in the breakfront.

Link | Posted on Oct 13, 2016 at 12:05 UTC as 72nd comment
On article Hands-on and in-depth with the Sony a6500 (558 comments in total)

Another new body when what's needed is a decent standard zoom. For less than a grand.

Link | Posted on Oct 6, 2016 at 21:04 UTC as 98th comment | 1 reply
On article Throwback Thursday: Sony Cyber-shot DSC-R1 (206 comments in total)
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dmanthree: I was disappointed when this came out. What I really wanted was an updated 828 with IS and a fix for the purple fringing. Oh, and a little less noise, too. 828 was a noise monster.

They also dropped the laser-assist focusing, and the IR function. And didn't they drop the flip up flash, as well? I liked the ergonomics of the 828, but the R1 left me dry. Slow, too.

Link | Posted on Sep 29, 2016 at 21:29 UTC
On article Throwback Thursday: Sony Cyber-shot DSC-R1 (206 comments in total)

I was disappointed when this came out. What I really wanted was an updated 828 with IS and a fix for the purple fringing. Oh, and a little less noise, too. 828 was a noise monster.

Link | Posted on Sep 29, 2016 at 17:24 UTC as 94th comment | 2 replies

Damn, I'd love one of these.

Link | Posted on Sep 28, 2016 at 20:27 UTC as 22nd comment
On article Photokina 2016: Hands-on with Hasselblad X1D (147 comments in total)
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Fixx: I could trade my Mamiya 7 for this.

Wouldn't you love a digital Mamiya 7 II? With a 6x7 sensor? You might need a second mortgage, though.

Link | Posted on Sep 24, 2016 at 21:32 UTC
On article Photokina 2016: Hands-on with Hasselblad X1D (147 comments in total)
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UrrutiaPhoto: It sure is a sexy camera. I hope this is a glimpse into the future of camera design.

Maybe. Kind of looks like a big Panny GX8.

Link | Posted on Sep 24, 2016 at 21:31 UTC
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Dodi73: I honestly think that keeping the 95mm front lens, an optic within the 350/420 range, close to f/4, would be more compact and welcome for many people who don't shoot birds.

Well, there is a Sigma 500 f4 on the way.

Link | Posted on Sep 23, 2016 at 17:33 UTC
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