Bill Bentley

Lives in Canada British Columbia, Canada
Joined on Sep 13, 2004

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Thanks for this. Rob Grimm knows his stuff. Looking forward to learning.

Link | Posted on Feb 10, 2018 at 05:10 UTC as 10th comment
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tailings: Wow, another vague article severely lacking in critical facts.

We are told Reuters leaked the image(s), but we are not told the photographer who took the images was also responsible for leaking them. Yet, that photographer has received the worst punishment. Is the punishment for capturing an image or for the leak? How many photographers captured images that weren't leaked? Were they punished too? And for that matter, why is there an embargo? What is not news worthy about the setup of a highly anticipated event?

Future reasons? The next city can figure out their own cauldron lighting. In this day and age NOBODY can be trusted to keep something discrete. Too many likes, smiles and cash up for grabs. Still don't know why they allowed "media" photogs to attend. Local IOC member with cell phone camera probably could have "documented" the rehearsal.

Link | Posted on Jan 31, 2018 at 00:24 UTC
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Ionlab: The photographer who took the pictures was Fabrizio Bensch who has not given any comment on the leak

Bensch has been benched.

Link | Posted on Jan 30, 2018 at 23:54 UTC
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tailings: Wow, another vague article severely lacking in critical facts.

We are told Reuters leaked the image(s), but we are not told the photographer who took the images was also responsible for leaking them. Yet, that photographer has received the worst punishment. Is the punishment for capturing an image or for the leak? How many photographers captured images that weren't leaked? Were they punished too? And for that matter, why is there an embargo? What is not news worthy about the setup of a highly anticipated event?

The lighting of the cauldron is one of the most anticipated and prestigious events of the entire Olympic ceremonies. Do you recall when Los Angeles was lit by a flaming arrow shot from a bow? Absolutely incredible. Organizers spend a lot of time and money on this. To have a rehearsal leaked is very disappointing. My question is why was ANYBODY allowed to take pictures at the rehearsal.

Link | Posted on Jan 30, 2018 at 23:52 UTC
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ybizzle: Everything is bad for you these days, especially being born.

.... especially when your parents get to decide which (sex) you are or are not.

Link | Posted on Jul 24, 2017 at 20:20 UTC
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Mike Mu: I give it 3 years before androids replace these models completely. Japan already has some realistic looking ones for concierge, all they need to do is program them for these poses before they can change clothes and shoot themselves better and faster than even this combo.

^ ... and on top of that it will be a virtual reality dressing room where your body with all it's measurements will already be scanned into some database so you can sit back and try on clothes via your VR headset.

Link | Posted on Jul 24, 2017 at 20:09 UTC
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Hans Stuhrmann: Very poor behaviour from PETA.

Yeah, as long as they're not the ones responsible for having to catch and release them.

Link | Posted on Jul 14, 2017 at 15:56 UTC

I went to the Macphun website and watched the 4 videos that Ron Martinsen put together for the Beta. Looks pretty good. This will give OnOne Raw/2017 a run for their money I think. Will be downloading the Beta this weekend.

Link | Posted on Jul 13, 2017 at 18:03 UTC as 24th comment

Takes me back to the 90's and my brief time with a Fargo Primera.

Link | Posted on Jul 11, 2017 at 19:32 UTC as 8th comment
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Tom May: That ship sailed, and the market moved on.

There's little demand for such niche smartphones; it's resource intensive to create these it and it generates little in the way of profits, if any at all. The fact that even Nikon is whispering about smartphones doesn't make it a "thing" either.

Don't let me stand in the way though of fifteen minutes of marketing fame, Nokia.

I'm not so sure about that. I think there is a large market for photo enthusiasts, even pros, who want a quality, pocket-able solution such as this might be for everyday and travel. Lots of Apple haters out there looking for an iPhone 7+ competitor.

Link | Posted on Jul 6, 2017 at 15:31 UTC
On article Video: First look at the Canon EOS 6D Mark II (128 comments in total)
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Usmaniac: I just bought Canon 6D (predecessor) 1100$ is it worth it to deliver i back and go for the 6D mark ii ?

Depends. Does your budget allow for another $800?

I have a 6D and love it, although I would really like the articulating screen like I have on my T3i. Not worth upgrading for though.

Link | Posted on Jun 30, 2017 at 21:39 UTC

Nice little article and images. I especially like the "spotlighted" Fiat. Well seen.

I recently struggled with this dilemma before a 21 day trip through Thailand, Singapore and Dubai. I ended up bringing my older Canon T3i (pretty light), 3 lenses (kit 18-55, 70-300, 50/1.8) and a Manfrotto Be Free Live compact tripod for some video. Everything fit nicely into a USA Gear backpack and surprisingly I wasn't as sore as I thought I'd be at the end of each day.

I ended up with some great images, but I will not do this again next year for a bike-barge trip in Europe. So I will be watching/reading closely over the next 10 months to see what will be my next choice. I would "love" for it to be just a cell phone, but I really like long exposure at low ISO. I guess there are cell phone/tripod solutions for those instances.

Link | Posted on Jun 28, 2017 at 16:21 UTC as 46th comment

I love these "Lost & Found" stories you hear about from time to time. There was one a couple of years ago where a diver found a digital camera in the ocean and was able to connect it back with the owner via social media.

Link | Posted on Jun 27, 2017 at 16:28 UTC as 20th comment
On article Light at full throttle in preparation for L16 launch (11 comments in total)
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Bill Bentley: Hi Lars. In looking at the gallery on the Light site it seems like this camera tends to blow out the highlights. Any opinion?

I agree with all of that. If it has a good HDR mode then it could be saving grace. HDR works quite well on my Nexus 5., but I'm spoiled with good DR from my Canon 6D.

Link | Posted on Jun 22, 2017 at 16:43 UTC
On article Light at full throttle in preparation for L16 launch (11 comments in total)

Hi Lars. In looking at the gallery on the Light site it seems like this camera tends to blow out the highlights. Any opinion?

Link | Posted on Jun 22, 2017 at 15:59 UTC as 3rd comment | 5 replies
On article A Taste of New York is a stunning Big Apple time-lapse (89 comments in total)

Very well done. I just turned 54 and had no problem watching it. Audio was done well. I do agree with some of the comments about having missed two of the NY sport icons in MSG and Yankee Stadium though. Also the pizza vs burger comment is fair too. Otherwise, wow!

Link | Posted on May 19, 2017 at 17:49 UTC as 22nd comment
On article GoPro launches camera trade-up program in the US (25 comments in total)

Ah yes. Let's clear out some stock to make room for the HERO6. Wonder if they will offer similar upgrade deal for that one? Meanwhile I will continue to play with my HERO HD.

Link | Posted on Apr 11, 2017 at 22:07 UTC as 9th comment
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Clyde Thomas: Why purchase the equipment when I get so much enjoyment and satisfaction from these high quality unboxing videos? Instead of buying, I can just experience it all through DPR and let it sit in your closet instead of mine.

Brilliant!

Link | Posted on Mar 29, 2017 at 15:08 UTC
On article Canon EOS M6 sample gallery (114 comments in total)

Very nice gallery for a quick city walkabout. I am a Canon shooter for the last 10 years and am addicted to their color science. I shoot RAW and like their standard camera profile best (which Samuel used on several images).

I'm so tempted to try and get this little guy before my trip to Asia next month, but I just talked myself out of buying a Panasonic G85 this past weekend in favor of taking my Canon 600D (over my heavier 6D) and I think I'm going to stick with that plan. I will keep my eye on this guy though.

Link | Posted on Mar 28, 2017 at 16:02 UTC as 27th comment
On a photo in the Canon EOS M6 Sample Gallery sample gallery (2 comments in total)

Well seen Samuel. Using the angle of light to mimic headlights. The person walking with the red bag is the icing on the cake. I love it.

Link | Posted on Mar 28, 2017 at 15:30 UTC as 2nd comment
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