MikeFairbanks

Joined on Oct 1, 2012

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The human race is full of frauds. Imagine that.

Link | Posted on Aug 21, 2018 at 23:10 UTC as 24th comment | 1 reply
On article The Insta360 Pro 2 is an 8K 3D 360-degree camera (71 comments in total)

He looks happier than most cameras. That's pretty cool.

Link | Posted on Aug 21, 2018 at 23:07 UTC as 11th comment
On article Sony a7 III Review (2246 comments in total)
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MikeFairbanks: I've had the camera for a month. Took it to California, Atlanta, and have done senior photos, landscape, unit stills for a web show and more. I use it every single day.

I came from a Canon 6D.

I don't regret selling the 6D and buying the A7III. However, my photography has taken a step or two backward. Why?

The camera thinks differently than my 6D did, and that's okay, but I haven't gotten used to it yet. I can't rely on the auto ISO like I did with the Canon. The Sony seems to go higher than necessary, so I don't use auto ISO anymore. I stay totally manual.

I don't find the menus complicated like others have said. They seem just fine and well-organized.

I'll eventually catch up and pull ahead of where I was skill wise, but it's taking some time.

Regardless, I love the features. They are incredible, and the silent shutter feature is perfection. 100% silent.

The one thing I like better about Canon is the bokeh. It seemed more natural to me.

Hautedawg: Funny you mention that. I did set the ceiling. Good advice. Thanks.

Link | Posted on Aug 8, 2018 at 01:58 UTC
On article You can now favorite images in Google Photos (69 comments in total)

Have they discontinued it yet? The like feature?

Link | Posted on Aug 7, 2018 at 16:03 UTC as 3rd comment
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grasscatcher: For a more useful drone, check out the Blackfly:

https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&source=web&rct=j&url=%23&ved=2ahUKEwjk09-Zm9vcAhVCSK0KHZxtA9kQiE4wAnoECAgQAg&usg=AOvVaw0VTJzWxrN8ZFOD4xbU2nov

You can use your DSLR with it, too!

I don't think that's a drone. Isn't that a flying car?

Link | Posted on Aug 7, 2018 at 16:00 UTC

Actually, it would be cool to make them look like really frightening insects and then fly them in the Amazon where nobody has gone before. Then the National Geographic would show the world what you did to the indigenous people, and you would get the worst online shaming in the history of the world.

Did I say that would be cool?

I mean not cool. Don't do that.

Link | Posted on Aug 7, 2018 at 15:58 UTC as 10th comment

I hereby give everyone permission, with no consequence, to slap me if you see me wearing that thing around my neck or using it on my head.

Link | Posted on Aug 4, 2018 at 01:41 UTC as 9th comment
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MikeFairbanks: I already have one: Sony A7III

I didn't even notice if the dial locks or not. I never move it so I didn't notice. I just keep it parked in M all the time. The big three can be controlled with the three control wheels (front, back, and the selector wheel thingy in the middle of the back.

Link | Posted on Aug 1, 2018 at 17:54 UTC

That will make for a fun spy camera. I might have to get one. :)

Link | Posted on Aug 1, 2018 at 00:33 UTC as 16th comment

I already have one: Sony A7III

Link | Posted on Aug 1, 2018 at 00:27 UTC as 91st comment | 6 replies

Is the wifebeater included?

Link | Posted on Jul 31, 2018 at 01:26 UTC as 13th comment
On article Nikon counts down to new mirrorless (1047 comments in total)

They are going to have to give it everything they've got, and it will need to flawlessly accept all Nikon glass. The same goes for Canon.

Canon, however, will probably string their customers along, knowing that they have invested so much in glass.

But I suspect that if Canon doesn't also give it everything they've got then their customers will throw in the towel.

In other words, Canon and Nikon are going to get just one chance to match Sony.

Link | Posted on Jul 27, 2018 at 19:13 UTC as 185th comment | 1 reply
On article Sony a7 III Review (2246 comments in total)

I've had the camera for a month. Took it to California, Atlanta, and have done senior photos, landscape, unit stills for a web show and more. I use it every single day.

I came from a Canon 6D.

I don't regret selling the 6D and buying the A7III. However, my photography has taken a step or two backward. Why?

The camera thinks differently than my 6D did, and that's okay, but I haven't gotten used to it yet. I can't rely on the auto ISO like I did with the Canon. The Sony seems to go higher than necessary, so I don't use auto ISO anymore. I stay totally manual.

I don't find the menus complicated like others have said. They seem just fine and well-organized.

I'll eventually catch up and pull ahead of where I was skill wise, but it's taking some time.

Regardless, I love the features. They are incredible, and the silent shutter feature is perfection. 100% silent.

The one thing I like better about Canon is the bokeh. It seemed more natural to me.

Link | Posted on Jul 27, 2018 at 18:59 UTC as 42nd comment | 4 replies

They need to run both lightroom and photoshop with full raw files.

Link | Posted on Jul 19, 2018 at 01:52 UTC as 10th comment

This wins the award for most slow newsday article of the summer.

Link | Posted on Jul 19, 2018 at 01:51 UTC as 5th comment
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Kiwisnap: Even here? Is there no place to escape from the constant whining?

Really? A woman who is harassed and complains about it is just whining?

Link | Posted on Jul 19, 2018 at 01:45 UTC
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steelhead3: Like all human interactions, what is one person's harassment is another person's flirtation. The underlying definition is whether the other person becomes uncomfortable and it persists.

There are a lot of guys making excuses on this topic.

Stay professional, gentlemen (and, yes, ladies) and this won't be a problem.

And certainly don't make excuses.

Link | Posted on Jul 19, 2018 at 01:39 UTC

An easy way to solve this, my fellow gentlemen: BE PROFESSIONAL. This means you don't touch (duh) and you don't flirt. You don't comment on her physical appearance and you don't make sexual jokes around her.

You are there to do a job. That's why you are getting paid. The customer isn't interested in funding your fun time or dating practices.

Link | Posted on Jul 19, 2018 at 01:38 UTC as 43rd comment | 8 replies
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mmarian: Open a door or offer a seat in a bus to a pretty woman and you are branded sexist and engaging in sexual harrasment, do the same to a not so pretty woman and it is called a good manners. I can't work it out, can you Mr. Britton?

That is not true and you know it.

I doubt any woman has ever accused a man of sexual harassment because he opened a door or offered a seat.

Link | Posted on Jul 19, 2018 at 01:28 UTC
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MikeFairbanks: Seems a bit too pricey to me.

That doesn't make sense.

Link | Posted on Jul 19, 2018 at 01:15 UTC
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