dmanthree

Lives in United States (USA), MA, United States
Works as a IT Security
Joined on Nov 24, 2003
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Plan 9.

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On article 2016 Roundup: Semi-Pro Interchangeable Lens Cameras (261 comments in total)

Uh...what about the ignored fact that you're buying into a system, not a single camera? The Sony is nice, but not if you need fast native teles, or numerous other lens options (native, not adapted).

Link | Posted on Jun 13, 2016 at 13:45 UTC as 71st comment | 7 replies
On article Fast telezoom: Sigma 50-100mm F1.8 sample images (164 comments in total)
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vesa1tahti: Cameras used? Only Canon and Sony? Why not Nikon (D7200)?

Nikon and Canon lenses mount in the opposite direction. Give it a good shove, turn it opposite to the Canon mount, and voila. You might hear some grinding and snapping noises, but that's normal.

Link | Posted on Jun 11, 2016 at 20:14 UTC

Sagar, I disagree. Creating a photo that pays homage to a classic portrait is a good challenge, and I look forward to seeing the results. I've got nothing to contribute, but there are some nice shots there so far.

Link | Posted on Jun 7, 2016 at 22:03 UTC as 1st comment | 1 reply

What's the point of spending all that cash for a Leica and then *not* using Leica lenses? Why not just get a Canon?

Link | Posted on May 27, 2016 at 19:22 UTC as 25th comment | 6 replies
On photo Las Vegas Boulevard in the Streets #2: Streets in Monochrome challenge (2 comments in total)

Not sure, and I didn't ask. She's pretty rough looking.

Link | Posted on May 23, 2016 at 17:02 UTC as 1st comment
On photo Worker's singlespeed in the Best FT or MFT Image of the week! challenge (1 comment in total)

Very surprised he doesn't bust spokes! Then again, maybe he does.

Link | Posted on May 4, 2016 at 12:03 UTC as 1st comment
On photo Tribute In Light 9/11 Memorial in the To Infinity And Beyond - Leading Lines challenge (2 comments in total)

Very nice! Clearly the best shot in the challenge.

Link | Posted on Apr 28, 2016 at 17:21 UTC as 1st comment | 1 reply
On article Upwardly mobile: Sony a6300 Review (2137 comments in total)
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demaio: Tempting specs and capabilities, but Sony cameras are just toys and the idea of Sony making cameras is a joke. I have a 10 yr old Sony 10mp point-n-shoot DSC and it's nice. I also like Sony sensors in my Nikons. But do you guys remember what happened to state-of-the-art Sony TVs and VAIOs notebooks? Sony isn't serious about cameras or anything else, it's just a good marketing machine for fancy toys of this current year. "Are gaming consoles and mirrorless cameras popular this year? Then we sells them, otherwise cancel production and the party is over." This is why I'll stick to my Canikons which have dedication and many decades of history behind them. New 6D Mk II is going to be a killer camera I believe.

Blue, I've been reading about the death of SLRs for quite a while now, but those making the predictions fail to realize some simple and very obvious facts: there is no MLC system that's capable of serving the needs of PJ/action shooters. Nothing in the MLC world can touch the capabilities of a Nikon D5 or a Canon 1dX. No MLC has access to the amazing lens selection available to Canikon shooters. Forget adapters; they only slow y down and add one more device to increase the number of variables. No MLC can match the speed of top of the line SLRs. Not even close. SLRs continue to dominate the PJ/action world for one very simple reason: they're better. Yes, for now, but I can only tell you that if I were a paid PJ going to a war zone, I'd sure as hell have a couple of SLRs hanging around my neck and no MLC. Same for weddings. Shoot what you like, and I do (m4/3) but the SLR is far from dead.

Link | Posted on Apr 8, 2016 at 13:32 UTC
On article Upwardly mobile: Sony a6300 Review (2137 comments in total)
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Favorable Exponynt: DR isn't so good. at +3 ev the shadows are already starting to break down (look at the shadow beside the red paintbrush) from +4 ev it is atrocious.

Fav-storage is cheap. Honestly, no excuse for this. Trust me, they'll fix this mistake. It's too good a cam to handicap it like this.

Link | Posted on Apr 7, 2016 at 14:44 UTC
On article Upwardly mobile: Sony a6300 Review (2137 comments in total)
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Favorable Exponynt: DR isn't so good. at +3 ev the shadows are already starting to break down (look at the shadow beside the red paintbrush) from +4 ev it is atrocious.

DR is good, but WHY the compressed raw? Honestly, Sony will realize their mistake at some point and fix this. Why the handicap?

Link | Posted on Apr 7, 2016 at 13:22 UTC
On article Upwardly mobile: Sony a6300 Review (2137 comments in total)
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Favorable Exponynt: DR isn't so good. at +3 ev the shadows are already starting to break down (look at the shadow beside the red paintbrush) from +4 ev it is atrocious.

There is no uncompressed raw format. Sony has repeated their mistake from the A7r II. Why? Why handicap a nice unit like this?

Link | Posted on Apr 7, 2016 at 12:02 UTC
On article Upwardly mobile: Sony a6300 Review (2137 comments in total)

A long list of negatives, lossy raw compression that affects image quality, and a dearth of good native lenses designed for this sensor size, and this get a gold?

Uh.....sure. OK.

Link | Posted on Apr 6, 2016 at 23:08 UTC as 200th comment | 17 replies
On article Beta: try out our new 'light' color scheme (722 comments in total)

Much, much better. Very much prefer the light scheme.

Link | Posted on Apr 4, 2016 at 23:35 UTC as 488th comment
On challenge Kodak Ektar 100 (15 comments in total)

But how can you verify that all the pix are actually taken with Ektar 100? I shot a lot of this, and scanned quite a bit, but I have no way of searching those scans for that particular film type.

And I am very curious to see how a film challenge does on a "digital" site!

Link | Posted on Apr 4, 2016 at 13:36 UTC as 4th comment | 2 replies

An action/PJ camera optimized for higher ISOs? Hmmmm.....

For any of you who regret buying one, I'll take it off your hands for half price. No need to thank me, I'm doing you a favor, I guess.

Link | Posted on Mar 29, 2016 at 17:34 UTC as 48th comment
On photo Mill Rd. Falls, Boxford, MA (USA) in the Before and After challenge (3 comments in total)

The bridge is anchored, so it has survived a few floods like this. And yes, the mess that this particular flood made was pretty ugly. In a neighboring town a bridge was closed for repairs when the water receded as the flood waters hid the damage. It was days from collapse. I sent these in to a local TV station and they loved the 'before and after' aspect of it. The meteorologists really liked them since it visualized one of their talking points: streams become rivers.

Thanks to all who voted!

Link | Posted on Mar 25, 2016 at 16:54 UTC as 1st comment
On photo Street bench in the Before and After challenge (3 comments in total)

Love this sequence!

Link | Posted on Mar 25, 2016 at 00:07 UTC as 1st comment
On challenge Unwelcome, Undesirable Insects or Spiders (2 comments in total)

Wait...there are *desireable* spiders and insects?

:-)

Link | Posted on Mar 20, 2016 at 18:54 UTC as 1st comment | 1 reply
On challenge Symmetry (6 comments in total)

BTW, I agree with the "50" limit. More than that makes voting really tedious.

Link | Posted on Mar 17, 2016 at 13:39 UTC as 1st comment | 1 reply
On photo Ceiling of the Wisconsin State Capitol in the Symmetry challenge (2 comments in total)

My favorite of the challenge. I took quite a few like this while visiting the Vatican museums. I'd love to see a challenge of just this type of photo.

Link | Posted on Mar 17, 2016 at 13:37 UTC as 1st comment
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