riknash

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On photo Leafless Tree. in the Supermoon! challenge (24 comments in total)
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riknash: This photograph of the full moon is much like I also envisioned. The technical aspects to capture both the foreground tree and the moon in detailed focus using f/8 at 500mm on a 35 mm sensor according to my DOF calculator would require a distance from the tree of about 1000 meters. Perhaps one could get closer to the tree if they allowed the tree to be at the near focus point of 685 meters.

Assuming an uncropped frame, the minimum distance to get both the moon and the tree in focus with a 500mm lens on a 35 mm sensor at f/8, is well over 680 meters. Would the tree remain that size in the frame?

Link | Posted on Dec 7, 2016 at 15:08 UTC
On photo Leafless Tree. in the Supermoon! challenge (24 comments in total)

This photograph of the full moon is much like I also envisioned. The technical aspects to capture both the foreground tree and the moon in detailed focus using f/8 at 500mm on a 35 mm sensor according to my DOF calculator would require a distance from the tree of about 1000 meters. Perhaps one could get closer to the tree if they allowed the tree to be at the near focus point of 685 meters.

Link | Posted on Dec 7, 2016 at 07:13 UTC as 6th comment | 3 replies
On article Serious spec: HTC 10 camera review (32 comments in total)

Have to wait until it's last year's model. $1300 for a phone is just too much. Comments here say the audio is great so a real definite plus, even if the photo capabilities are not quite as good as some. At least it's not exploding.

Link | Posted on Nov 21, 2016 at 16:02 UTC as 6th comment

Very amazing photos!

Link | Posted on Nov 14, 2016 at 15:41 UTC as 4th comment

How many reading this have a library card?

Link | Posted on Oct 30, 2016 at 07:03 UTC as 10th comment | 3 replies
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DanielFjall: No touch screen? No thanks.

How do you know they don't use touch screen? Likely a tablet or two is interfaced to this thing.

Link | Posted on Oct 27, 2016 at 22:50 UTC
On article Field Test: Birds in flight with the Nikon D500 (92 comments in total)

Thanks for the very informative and entertaining video. The best way to get great wildlife photos is to have an excellent guide along with the great gear.

Link | Posted on Oct 26, 2016 at 06:22 UTC as 12th comment
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alcaher: Great images but last picture has a terrible story behind, the killing of animals by humans

So true, the fact is hard to accept a so called intelligent species can do so much wrong, having learned so little over so long, we will inadvertently press the "reset button" once again.

Link | Posted on Oct 24, 2016 at 15:07 UTC

I'm sure these are very excellent lenses for budget conscious movie projects. It's good to see products like these as it should help retain the value of all recent Sigma lenses. Their earlier products were not so good but with the much improved quality, purchasing Sigma is a good choice even for the discerning user.

Link | Posted on Oct 21, 2016 at 01:16 UTC as 2nd comment | 6 replies
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disasterpiece: Still waiting for a DX tele zoom. Are they going to at least try answering Sigma's 50-100 or they're going to pretend that they haven't released the D500?

Uhmm, the 70-200 Canon version works great on the 7D II or the 5D III for sports shooting. The Sigma 50-100 would be useful for some situations but really short for others. This latest Nikon version should be just as useful for the Nikon shooters. Hope it's built super-rugged.

Link | Posted on Oct 20, 2016 at 13:43 UTC

Looks like a useful tool for video/cinema movie makers.

Link | Posted on Oct 20, 2016 at 13:00 UTC as 19th comment
On article Instagram officially launches 'save draft' feature (30 comments in total)

Save as draft...months of testing...wow! A telling sign Instagram must be run by a government agency.

Link | Posted on Sep 23, 2016 at 15:06 UTC as 8th comment | 1 reply

Oh Canon, oh Canon how do you falter.
SD WiFi so yesterday.
A new body with WiFi
7D Mk III soon?

Link | Posted on Aug 26, 2016 at 05:50 UTC as 7th comment
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Nikita66: Kind of surprises me that sunstars are "revered." They appear contrived to me, unnatural.

Tella Day Actually I consider DoF and starbursts to be natural, if what we can observe with just our eyes without use of mechanical contrivance to be natural. Its easy to observe only a field of focus and for those of us with the misfortune of a hefty dose of myopia, just as easy to observe starbursts when staring at a light source.

Link | Posted on Aug 26, 2016 at 03:07 UTC
On article Rock Solid: Canon 1D X Mark II Review (443 comments in total)
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Shifter: $8,000 plus taxes. Hmm? My new iPhone is making me dump my 7D more and more.

What kinda photos do you take that allows an iphone to sway you from an interchangeable lens camera type with much larger sensor? Sure, the iphone can be used to take some very nice photos but its smaller than a finger-nail sensor size and lack of lens possibilities means it can never as good as the range of possibilities from a DSLR. How's the iphone do at 600mm?

Link | Posted on Aug 13, 2016 at 17:11 UTC
On article Sony a7R II versus a7 II: Eight key differences (396 comments in total)
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Tactical Falcon: I agree with previous post. Newer, better, more expensive. I can wait. Nothing says I have to hop on the A7RII now anyway. There will be an A7RIII orA7III at some point. These Technologies just work this way. Time is on my side. Plus DSLRs are still keeping these cameras honest. I like the Sonys, but not $$$$$$ much.

Price of A7rII is too high already and I won't be buying it at $4200 CAD. Although there is a very nice sensor in that body, nothing else appeals enough to consider it. Battery life is woeful and it's physical formfactor coupled with great glass negates any size advantage. As a Canon users I'm waiting for either a 5DSrII or a 5Dr, both requiring a new sensor design that meets of exceeds the A7rII. Somehow I'm skeptical it's going to happen so I'll probably be looking at a used A7rII when the A7rIII comes out.

Link | Posted on Aug 8, 2016 at 15:46 UTC

Yup... that's perfect for the generation of smart-phone users with no attention span. Useless disappearing videos of their life-moments, cuz everybody has a story... nobody will remember anything about a day later.

Link | Posted on Aug 4, 2016 at 16:47 UTC as 11th comment
On article Rock Solid: Canon 1D X Mark II Review (443 comments in total)
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Nobby2016: Photographers who need the best high ISO performance, videographers who require a deep feature set
D5 maintains an edge of a stop or two at high ISO settings.

what a utter nonsense....

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Link | Posted on Jul 27, 2016 at 14:05 UTC
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Favorable Exponynt: wouldn't all those Rio thieves like to know where that office is.

Probably already do.

Link | Posted on Jul 26, 2016 at 19:18 UTC
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Nobby2016: getty, the IOC.. and the cheating russians make for a great threesome.

i don´t watch the olympics this year.
the IOC should have kicked russia out.
this is ridicolous and sends the wrong message.

this is like watching lance armstrong competing in this years tour de france.
who would want to to see that? i am sure not...

Sanity doesn't seem to be the norm anymore.

Link | Posted on Jul 26, 2016 at 19:11 UTC
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