larrytusaz

Lives in United States Tucson, United States
Works as a Database Design
Has a website at http://bit.ly/1DT7VSN
Joined on Aug 20, 2005
About me:

Equipment:
Sony NEX-6
16-50PZ
50mm 1.8 OSS

Nikon 1 J1, 10-30VR

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Reilly Diefenbach: 10 bucks a month (still) for the best only faster is fine with me. The rest of you cheapskates are going to have to use something else or just run your old standalones into the ground. Boo hoo!

But why should I have to, even if it's 10 cents? It's the aggravation of it compared to how, with the LR5.7 I have, I double-click the EXE file and enter the SN and I am DONE. I am NEVER EVER nagged or bothered EVER again. Why not that? That computer I use every now & then on vacation but otherwise it is "parked," and when on vacation if often doesn't have any Internet access due to the rural nature of where I'm at, why should I have to manually PROVE that the software on it is current? That's too much work. As it is now I "prep" it a good 2-odd months before I leave and it's good. That is what I want, and should be able to have.

Link | Posted on Oct 18, 2017 at 14:45 UTC
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Bill Ferris: Here, it comes; all the anti-subscription clap-trap from people who are on subscription for many of the services they use.

Well I can say that all the software I am using, NONE of it is subscription. NONE of it. I install and I'm done for all time. That's how I want it to be, no matter piracy and profitability concerns, I don't care, that's how I want it ANYWAY.

As for updating--well, stop updating so much, yet STILL don't get viruses ANYWAY. Seriously. Once a year is enough. This thing of software nagging you ever you every other day to update, (Facebook/Messenger on the phone are the worst about that) it's like "get it right the FIRST time."

Link | Posted on Oct 18, 2017 at 14:40 UTC

What is with this subscription nonsense? I have Lightroom 5.7 (I have a Nikon D3300 and it's fully compatible with it), and all I have to do to install is double-click the EXE file I've downloaded, enter the serial number, and I am LEFT THE DUCK ALONE for all time. Why in the world would I want it any other way?

For now I'm fine, but I need to start researching alternatives so that when I get something like a Nikon D7500 that's not compatible with even LR6 (as far as I know) I will have a plan of action for that point.

Link | Posted on Oct 18, 2017 at 13:57 UTC as 317th comment
On article Shooting with a used DSLR kit that cost me just $80 (283 comments in total)

You can get some bargains sometimes. Two months ago I got a Nikon D3300 kit for only $200, only 1500 clicks. Someone is locally selling the 50mm 1.8G for only $85. Someone else was selling the D3200 with the 18-55, 55-200 and 35 1.8DX all for $300. Any of those WOULD have plentiful dynamic range, they're close to as good as it gets now outside of full frame.

Link | Posted on Oct 14, 2017 at 03:36 UTC as 57th comment | 1 reply

Good to hear. Being restricted to where you can't post from a PC is beyond stupid. Heck I wouldn't be opposed to it being made illegal it's so stupid and illogical.

Link | Posted on Oct 11, 2017 at 22:59 UTC as 34th comment
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Stigg: It amazes me that many here would viciously attack virtually any "point & shoot" camera with a "small" (typically 1/2.3) sensor, yet with these camera/phone combinations, there are comparisons with APS-C cameras that would have drawn hellfire in the past.

Yes you DO need a "real" camera to get "serious" about photography, absolutely. If they ever are able to cram ALL of a Sony RX100 in one, including the 24-70 equivalent f/2.8 lens, 1" sensor, the removable media, the controls, the ability to mount a CPL polarizer, THEN I may change my mind. Until then, no.

Link | Posted on Sep 26, 2017 at 14:08 UTC

What is with photographer's preoccupation with trains the past few years? It makes my 8 year old son's obsession with Thomas & friends seem lame by comparison.

Link | Posted on Sep 25, 2017 at 16:01 UTC as 134th comment
On article Review: Affinity Photo 1.5.2 for desktop (302 comments in total)

I currently use the free Photoshop CS2 and Lightroom 5.7, this could be an interesting switch because yes I hate the subscription model. Does it work with 16 bit TIFFs? The 2-4 actions in Lightroom and Photoshop, can I have those "exported out" somehow or "reveal" the numeric values used for the level of contrast, shape of the curves etc so I could replicate those in here? Can you download the full EXE vs it being an "over the air" installation?

Link | Posted on Sep 23, 2017 at 22:16 UTC as 16th comment | 1 reply
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Stigg: It amazes me that many here would viciously attack virtually any "point & shoot" camera with a "small" (typically 1/2.3) sensor, yet with these camera/phone combinations, there are comparisons with APS-C cameras that would have drawn hellfire in the past.

It's because so much better is readily available, affordable, portable, and shareable. It's also because hobbyist and enthusiast photographers have never really cared what the point & clickers use. Sure a point & clicker is OK with a phone much as they were OK with Kodaks & Polarioids years ago, and Powershots & Coolpixes more recently, but the typical enthusiast is interested in something more serious. I surely am, using a point & shooter's tool is beneath me.

Link | Posted on Sep 23, 2017 at 13:28 UTC

PBase hasn't changed a thing in probably 10 years, if you dislike change they may be an option.

Link | Posted on Sep 20, 2017 at 08:21 UTC as 18th comment
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larrytusaz: People who use their iPhone and call themselves a "photographer" are phonies too.

Even if that's the case, and I'm not saying that it is, that doesn't change the fact that a phone camera's image quality is dramatically beneath that of a real camera's image quality.

Link | Posted on Sep 18, 2017 at 19:28 UTC
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Shinigami84: So Nikon mirrorless will be "aimed at professionals" product with a very high price and very expensive lenses? Thanks but no thanks. I'll keep using my non-professional A6000.

Yes. I had an A6000 for 2 years until it fell in the river while on vacation so I grabbed a D3300 kit for $200. To me the A6000 was great and I'd be far more interested in a Nikon version of it than full frame. On a side note I really wish Sony would update the 16-50 pancake kit lens.

But other than making the 3 and 5 series models smaller Nikon seems to be ignoring the very portability concerns that mirrorless was meant to address. They cancelled the DL and I'd seriously considered the 18-50 model, look how well the RX100 models do. No Nikon, we need the 18-50 DL after all and something like the Sony A6000 but with Fuji quality lenses but not with a $700 price for the lens. THAT would have me totally in.

Link | Posted on Sep 18, 2017 at 12:31 UTC

Now THIS is an article I can relate to, even if I'll never have 0.00003% of this guy's abilities. As opposed to that iPhonyography nonsense, THIS I can respect--a guy who realizes he's photographing Jennifer freaking Lawrence and so he steps up his game, even considering his Canon 5D III to be something he improves upon for such an occasion. He has studio lights, no stupid "filters" or jacked-up colors (granted they're in black & white), no "props" and thank the heavens no railroad tracks. THIS is professional photography.

Link | Posted on Sep 17, 2017 at 17:57 UTC as 79th comment | 1 reply

Why in the WORLD would anyone want one of these? The image quality is bound to be TERRIBLE. Back in the 70s and 80s even the Kodak 110 and 126 cameras made better-looking snapshots than this. Every single Polaroid I've ever seen has had the most God-awful photo quality. Even a camera phone is apt to be better, and that's saying something.

Link | Posted on Sep 16, 2017 at 17:15 UTC as 4th comment | 8 replies
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larrytusaz: People who use their iPhone and call themselves a "photographer" are phonies too.

Your cheap shots aren't going to work. Your personal attacks are petty and childish. I've attacked no one personally and directly (merely a practice in an "overview" way) whereas you're being completely ridiculous and engaging in personal attacks. Good day sir.

Link | Posted on Sep 11, 2017 at 23:56 UTC
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larrytusaz: People who use their iPhone and call themselves a "photographer" are phonies too.

My photos are not sub iPhone quality and I'm above explaining myself to a simpleton. Real camera, real photos--fake camera, fake photos. End of story.

I don't need to tell you what I think of your suggestions. My opinion stands whatever you think of it, and I'll keep on replying endlessly until you knock it off or the moderators tell us to cool it, at which point I'll be happy to.

Link | Posted on Sep 11, 2017 at 20:31 UTC
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larrytusaz: People who use their iPhone and call themselves a "photographer" are phonies too.

People with brains know that a real camera is better than a toy one embedded in a fruit phone. People with the IQ of a chimpanzee argue against something so obvious to everybody else.

Keep on, I've got all day how much time do YOU have?

Link | Posted on Sep 11, 2017 at 18:02 UTC
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larrytusaz: People who use their iPhone and call themselves a "photographer" are phonies too.

I'm questioning what needs to be questioned--why someone would use a toy for a job or project which clearly benefits from using something else which is not a toy. Seems kind of stupid to me.

Link | Posted on Sep 11, 2017 at 14:54 UTC
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larrytusaz: People who use their iPhone and call themselves a "photographer" are phonies too.

No they're not, but even if they were, STILL, that a real camera was used that BY ITSELF makes them better.

Link | Posted on Sep 11, 2017 at 13:17 UTC
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larrytusaz: People who use their iPhone and call themselves a "photographer" are phonies too.

Considering how sub-par a photo from a phone is vs the same photo from a real camera, why would you EVE'R dumb it down that way? "Because it's always with you?" So can be a tiny RX100.

Link | Posted on Sep 9, 2017 at 10:12 UTC
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