MikeFairbanks

Joined on Oct 1, 2012

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MikeFairbanks: That nurse was forcibly kissed. These days it would be a whole different story. Historical perspective is a strange thing.

It really is a strange atmosphere. I am very much against sexual harassment in the workplace, and in any work culture there must be a standard of professionalism. Simply put, keep your hands and crude comments to yourself. You aren't paid to express your attraction to others; you aren't paid to comment on their appearance. Do your job and respect your colleagues no matter what gender they might be.

At the same time, let people from the past apologize for their mistakes and give them another chance (unless it was assault, etc.).

We are going to run out of people at the rate we're going by ending the career of everyone who simply said something crude. Should they have known better? Yes. Should we shun them from society? No, especially if they haven't been found guilty of a crime.

There has to be some middle ground in all this.

Link | Posted on Nov 21, 2017 at 17:11 UTC
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sphexx: It’s clear now that 4 of 5 of the next spots will be taken by the mighty XT2, XPro2, X100f with a token Canon. The only mystery is the order :-)

@dgumshu: Please explain. I'm thinking of picking up the X-T20 or X-T2 and selling my Canon 6D and other gear. I'm getting more into video and I don't do professional portrait photography anymore (I burned out). I have a good day job and no longer care to shoot for money. I just enjoy shooting landscapes, animals, and a few human activities. I'm wondering if I'll regret switching to aps-c.

Link | Posted on Nov 20, 2017 at 18:51 UTC

I'm considering switching from my Canon 6D system to the Fuji system. I'm a little nervous about stepping down to aps-c, but I like how small the Fuji system is, and I'm doing a lot more video these days with a GoPro and iPhone. It would be nice to have a 4k camera that could fit into what I'm doing.

Have any of you switched from a full-frame Nikon or Canon to a Fuji?

Link | Posted on Nov 20, 2017 at 18:48 UTC as 7th comment | 4 replies

That nurse was forcibly kissed. These days it would be a whole different story. Historical perspective is a strange thing.

Link | Posted on Nov 20, 2017 at 15:15 UTC as 31st comment | 6 replies
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Barty L: I've just patented farts. From now on, when you fart, you have to send me 1c. Except for patent vultures, who have to send me $1 each time.

This stinks. It's painful to hold it in. Thanks a lot.

Link | Posted on Nov 18, 2017 at 00:34 UTC
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DotCom Editor: Let's see what develops...

How ironic that Fuji filed this claim, hoping for an instant decision.

Link | Posted on Nov 17, 2017 at 20:16 UTC
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DotCom Editor: Let's see what develops...

F stop the puns.

Link | Posted on Nov 17, 2017 at 18:51 UTC
On article Cinematic 4K footage shot with the Apple iPhone X (308 comments in total)

Amazing how far we have come. When I was a kid it was three-minute silent movies on a kodak.

Link | Posted on Nov 13, 2017 at 00:56 UTC as 11th comment
On article Sharp's new 8K camera is $77,000 (167 comments in total)

It's a good camera. All three of my copies are consistent. ;)

Link | Posted on Nov 13, 2017 at 00:51 UTC as 3rd comment

Does it come with a pocket protector and tape for the glasses?

Link | Posted on Nov 9, 2017 at 18:06 UTC as 2nd comment
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MikeFairbanks: Oh no, It's the only beautiful place in the world for photography.

Just sarcasm. Sorry.

Link | Posted on Nov 9, 2017 at 17:26 UTC

Just spend the extra seventy bucks and put it in a lifeproof case. The darn thing is made of glass so you'd be crazy to use a weak case or no case at all.

I don't buy iPhones for their looks anyway. I buy them because it's the system I went with years ago and I have a lot of apps, songs and such. I usually skip models from time-to-time. I have the 6s Plus right now and it's getting a little slow here and there (nothing serious), so relatively soon I'll either get the 8 or the 10 and put it in a strong case. I've had this one for two years and the next I'll have for two years.

I use my iPhone all day for creativity. Art Studio, Plotagraph, HDR Pro, iMovie, Garage Band, YouTube, Instagram, Twitter, and so much more. Every day I go through the battery twice (that's certainly an issue). Plus I listen to a lot of music. When it gets slow I buy a new phone and try to keep it alive as long as possible.

Link | Posted on Nov 6, 2017 at 19:56 UTC as 2nd comment

Even when GoPro is profitable, it's still underwater.

Link | Posted on Nov 6, 2017 at 19:47 UTC as 3rd comment

Oh no, It's the only beautiful place in the world for photography.

Link | Posted on Nov 6, 2017 at 19:46 UTC as 11th comment | 3 replies
On article Photo story of the week: Fire and Ice (181 comments in total)

Beautiful photo. Cool name for a bay.

Link | Posted on Nov 4, 2017 at 14:05 UTC as 51st comment
On article Shooting the Presidents Cup with the Sony a9 (239 comments in total)
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MikeFairbanks: Great article. Thank you.

I'm a big fan of silent shutters and can give two examples of when they are required (not just desired). And by silent I don't mean muffled. I mean dead quiet:

1. Golf tournaments, as you mentioned (some pros have actually suffered back injuries from the distraction of a shutter click or flash).

2. Television and film. The unit still photographer gets significantly better images of the action than the video cameras get. These stills are used for promotional purposes (movie posters and such). The unit still photographer usually stands right next to one of the main cameras in order to get the same angle. The unit still photographer is a ghost. She or he cannot make sound or light. They just run and gun silently.

Between takes it doesn't really matter if the shutter clicks, but while rolling they can't make noise.

In the past, bulky sound blimps were used on already heavy cameras. Mirrorless with silent shutters have been a huge blessing.

@underxposed59: Speeches: You hit the nail on the head. I wish the White House, NFL, and other entities that hold press conferences would ban shutter clicks. It's horribly distracting and makes it difficult to hear. I listen to NPR occasionally on the drive home, and when they replay a press conference by a president, senator, etc. it sounds like twenty children were given bubble wrap to play with while the person speaks. Horribly annoying.

Link | Posted on Nov 4, 2017 at 02:41 UTC

I'm surprised he would use their images if he was involved in a lawsuit with them over the same issue. I'd clean out my accounts before filing. Seems he didn't pay attention.

Link | Posted on Nov 2, 2017 at 19:27 UTC as 16th comment
On article Shooting the Presidents Cup with the Sony a9 (239 comments in total)

Great article. Thank you.

I'm a big fan of silent shutters and can give two examples of when they are required (not just desired). And by silent I don't mean muffled. I mean dead quiet:

1. Golf tournaments, as you mentioned (some pros have actually suffered back injuries from the distraction of a shutter click or flash).

2. Television and film. The unit still photographer gets significantly better images of the action than the video cameras get. These stills are used for promotional purposes (movie posters and such). The unit still photographer usually stands right next to one of the main cameras in order to get the same angle. The unit still photographer is a ghost. She or he cannot make sound or light. They just run and gun silently.

Between takes it doesn't really matter if the shutter clicks, but while rolling they can't make noise.

In the past, bulky sound blimps were used on already heavy cameras. Mirrorless with silent shutters have been a huge blessing.

Link | Posted on Nov 2, 2017 at 18:51 UTC as 55th comment | 3 replies
On article Canon G1 X III vs. Sony Cybershot RX100 V (632 comments in total)
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MikeFairbanks: That's an odd comparison considering one has a tiny sensor and the other has an APS-C sensor. Apples and Oranges.

I'm just saying that the sizes of the sensors are too variable to reach equivalence. That's my semi-expert opinion after years of reviewing equipment.

Link | Posted on Oct 26, 2017 at 12:49 UTC
On article Canon G1 X III vs. Sony Cybershot RX100 V (632 comments in total)
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MikeFairbanks: That's an odd comparison considering one has a tiny sensor and the other has an APS-C sensor. Apples and Oranges.

I stand by my claim because I don't really believe in total equivalency. Larger sensors matter. Larger sensors perform better.

Link | Posted on Oct 25, 2017 at 19:20 UTC
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