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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On photo The Oculus, NYC in the Fisheye lens challenge (14 comments in total)
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SushiEater: Great shot!!!! Do people slide to the center?

I wish. Would have made a great video. :-)

Thanks! It's a *very* photogenic structure.

Link | Posted on Oct 24, 2017 at 00:13 UTC
On photo A Splash of Color in the fall foiliage challenge (43 comments in total)

I'm in this one, but this is my favorite.

Link | Posted on Oct 20, 2017 at 13:09 UTC as 17th comment
On article Here's why your beloved film SLR is never going digital (285 comments in total)

I see this from time to time, and well remember the failed Silicon Film. But when you can buy a small camera, like my Oly E-M1 II, with image quality that beats anything I used to get from 35mm why bother? It's better in every sense of the word; small and light, fast, smaller and lighter lenses, etc.

Link | Posted on Oct 11, 2017 at 17:54 UTC as 46th comment | 1 reply

Big deal. Google's new phone just 98.


Link | Posted on Oct 7, 2017 at 01:23 UTC as 107th comment

Kind of like saying an Instamatic 804 is better than a 404.

Link | Posted on Oct 4, 2017 at 18:33 UTC as 9th comment
On article The 7 Commandments of Great Photo Walks (126 comments in total)

One lens, no. I'll be shooting indoors in an old mill, as well as outside. An ultra wide for inside, a tele for outside. Why limit myself? I signed up for the Mill Tour in Lawrence, MA on 10/7. Hoping for better weather than last year.

Link | Posted on Sep 26, 2017 at 00:44 UTC as 35th comment
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santamonica812: Looks like a nice backup travel camera. Except . . . the lack of wide angle. This would be great for--for example--shooting wildlife on a safari. But terrible for shooting landscapes. A pity.

But at some point, someone will come up with an all-in-one camera that will cover 15-500 mm, shoot RAW, decent low-light ISO quality, decent auto-focus, etc. Just a question of time, for the current technology to make it into consumer cameras.

For now, I'm still stuck bringing my digital and film Canon cameras. At least they share lenses, so I can bring 4 lenses, instead of 8, on long trips. :-)

Well, 24mm (eq) is wide, and with the ability to stitch that's not really an issue. This thing looks killer.

Link | Posted on Sep 17, 2017 at 00:03 UTC
On article Hands-on with the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 IV (339 comments in total)
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cdembrey: This thing is HUGE! No interest at all.

Size is relative. Do you know of anything with similar capabilities that's smaller?

Link | Posted on Sep 12, 2017 at 22:37 UTC

Think Tank. Just get a Think Tank. Save your money.

Link | Posted on Aug 30, 2017 at 21:29 UTC as 3rd comment

Reminds me of an episode of All in the Family where a siding contractor used a light meter to show how heat escaped faster near....the windows. Archie fell for it.

Link | Posted on Aug 30, 2017 at 17:13 UTC as 16th comment

And now we know. Gear matters.

Link | Posted on Aug 30, 2017 at 00:13 UTC as 45th comment

Sad. Just sad.

Link | Posted on Aug 29, 2017 at 12:23 UTC as 25th comment
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dlb41: The rig displayed on the homepage must weigh three pounds.

That's what drove me away from FF; the weight. My current kit contains lenses from fisheye to 300mm (equiv) with a flash and it all weighs 7.5 pounds. It works for me. There's no question that FF image quality is better, but not enough to get me to carry that stuff.

Link | Posted on Aug 25, 2017 at 19:27 UTC
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Vanitas Photo: The problem with Nikon isnt innovation, as a Canom shooter I can say I sometimes all the cool tech inside their cakeras, but their problem is quality control, the D600, D800, D750 had problems, some solved with DX10 models...

I don't shoot Nikon any more, but i'm really hoping that this one is trouble free. The specs are stellar, and I'm betting the IQ will be top notch, as well. Not for me, but a really nice cam that may actually threaten some of the MF units.

Link | Posted on Aug 25, 2017 at 16:46 UTC
On challenge 21st August Solar Eclipse (5 comments in total)

Nice job by the astro shooters here. No way I'm entering mine.

Link | Posted on Aug 22, 2017 at 17:31 UTC as 1st comment
On article Canon EOS Rebel SL2 sample gallery (229 comments in total)

I'm surprised by the negative comments here. These are exactly the type of shots an SL2 owner is likely to take. They look good, too.

Link | Posted on Aug 10, 2017 at 17:04 UTC as 50th comment
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LEGACYMOMENTSPHOTOGRAPHY: I hate over the top wedding pictures, i never do them. Why???? What's next a wedding with nuke missles in the background.

It's been done, sort of. See the movie True Lies for a kissing scene between Schwarzenegger and Curtis as a nuke goes off in the background. But I agree, these shots are the latest "arms race" in photography and just don't work for me as much as a well done portrait.


Link | Posted on Aug 7, 2017 at 15:02 UTC
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dmanthree: Uh....they are being forced to work for no pay? How?

If the pension is non-contributory it's on the line (in the US). Not sure about the UK.

Link | Posted on Aug 4, 2017 at 14:39 UTC

Uh....they are being forced to work for no pay? How?

Link | Posted on Aug 3, 2017 at 16:24 UTC as 51st comment | 3 replies
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Tom_A: Whatever they do, some people will find a reason to complain.
I see a company that has promptly reacted to a regrettable error.
i don't have a Leica, but this no nonsense behaviour wins points if goodwill for me. I seem to remember that Nikon's slr goofs were less promptly fixed.

True, but Nikon never "bricked" a customer's camera, did they?

Link | Posted on Aug 1, 2017 at 20:36 UTC
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