riknash

Lives in Canada Canada
Joined on Dec 22, 2008

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shooter45: Professional nature wildlife photographer Brad Hill just gave his initial insight about this lens. Read his post and find out.

Brad suggests he can purchase several prime lenses for the price of this one. I'm dubious that he could do so. The Nikkor 500mm f/4 has a Canadian price tag of $12,900. I must have missed his point.

Link | Posted on Jan 11, 2018 at 03:20 UTC

Really enjoyed the short, the photos and the positive comments. Too bad the world requires that there must be those who counterbalance with a negative narrative. It's obvious those who made such negative comments who missed the main message in the short movie, we're all connected, us humans in with the rest of nature.

Link | Posted on Jan 7, 2018 at 08:45 UTC as 4th comment

Don't do it. Only purchase a real product that is immediately offered for sale. Don't ever purchase vaporware.

Link | Posted on Dec 24, 2017 at 16:26 UTC as 2nd comment

Not a typical response from a company. Usually its denial all the way until publicly shamed. Kudos to Tether Tools

Link | Posted on Dec 23, 2017 at 18:30 UTC as 8th comment | 5 replies

its rather odd they targeted only a couple of unique high dollar items and put one of them up for sale so soon and in the same city! Lazy or duped by the real thieves? These two clowns are likely already out on bail looking for whomever duped them into putting the Blad up on Kijiji. The CPS folks will watch them closely and see they lead themselves to. The Leica is probably already delivered to the camera collector who initially put in the product "request".

Link | Posted on Dec 20, 2017 at 17:53 UTC as 45th comment

Do they do an "All In - Pimped Out" limited version?

Link | Posted on Dec 17, 2017 at 15:58 UTC as 15th comment | 4 replies
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loafer: how many clicks from here to HRC?

note to self - do not start down this rabbit hole.

You should delete the rabbit hole, and then we will be safe.

Link | Posted on Dec 15, 2017 at 17:26 UTC

This seems so anti-conservative. Meddlesome government. So unTrump-like. Putting on the Trump glasses; Is this registration requirement perhaps more to do with monetizing the right to operate in the airspace than it does for safety reasons? Will the government award air space rights by auctioning off the airspace into permitted zones to the highest bidder, much like wireless spectrum is "owned" by the corporations? Me thinks some capitalists see a future where they "own" the skies above the citizenry.

Link | Posted on Dec 15, 2017 at 17:11 UTC as 10th comment
On article A fully loaded iMac Pro will cost you $13,200 (578 comments in total)

Very reasonably priced. Back in the day a maxed out UNIX workstation could easily meet a similar price-tag and offer so little in return. Apple has addressed the uncertainty and risen to the occasion to meet the processing needs of high end creatives. Its well worth it if the tool improves the workflow and efficiency of a creative who needs to do more in less time.

Link | Posted on Dec 15, 2017 at 16:55 UTC as 35th comment

BRAVO! Just in time for Black Friday.. or is that Going in the Red Friday?

Link | Posted on Nov 22, 2017 at 03:15 UTC as 19th comment | 2 replies
On article These are the best smartphone cameras you can buy (156 comments in total)

Holy crap, Amazon says it costs $2400 CAD to purchase iPnone X! A product that has a depreciation of 50% in one year, no thanks.

Link | Posted on Nov 18, 2017 at 16:08 UTC as 35th comment | 5 replies

The explanation of the techniques used to create the interesting visuals loses quickly to the repetitious similarity of the effects. Sadly we're all too over-exposed to CGI movie effects with our present-day short attention-spans, which lessens any cranial stimulation, as evidenced by all the negative remarks.

Link | Posted on Nov 18, 2017 at 15:56 UTC as 13th comment | 1 reply
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J A C S: They should charge double for horrible photos like the one in this story...

Did you say you have a better example?

Link | Posted on Nov 3, 2017 at 22:22 UTC

What's so spectacular with the HTC that will raise me up from this severe underwhelmed feeling I have had in their products ever since they departed from a unique phone in the HTC One? Nothing.

Link | Posted on Nov 3, 2017 at 01:24 UTC as 10th comment | 1 reply
On article Sony a7R III sample gallery (259 comments in total)
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J A C S: It seems that the funny pattern in the eyes of one of the models is aliasingh/moire, a.k.a. fake detail . IR has the same model shot with the D850 and the 5D4, and the D850 displays a differently oriented pattern for the same model, same time. Those contact lenses must have their own pattern; just not what we see.

I'm surprised experienced photogs don't have much experience with models and contact lenses which likely are a poor fit. The flatter the eyeball, the more difficult for the contact to remain in place.

Link | Posted on Oct 30, 2017 at 14:49 UTC
On article What you need to know about Sony's a7R III (623 comments in total)

Sony is awesome at releasing updated models very quickly. Unlike other manufacturers (one in particular), which differentiates models by limiting their features so as not to encroach on higher prices models, Sony boldly took the features from the a9 and installed many of them on the a7riii.
The downside is that all those a7rii copies are instantly devalued. I know I don't want a camera that drains batteries or has only one memory slot or doesn't have the improved IBIS. The positives to a buyer of the older a7rii is that it uses the same sensor as the new one and therefore can technically produce a very similar image.
My ask from reviewers is to always examine how well adapted lenses work on the new Sony bodies. Will Sony be greedy and at some point no longer encourage adapting other manufacturers' lenses? So far it's that capability which makes me look seriously at Sony a-series cameras.

Link | Posted on Oct 26, 2017 at 13:34 UTC as 36th comment | 2 replies

That's a lot of camera gear. It would be interesting to learn the breakdown of the 90M as to how many of each model were made.

Link | Posted on Oct 18, 2017 at 02:33 UTC as 26th comment
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M O W A T E N: This is horrible news! Really DJI??? We all know « communist » China is a police state, but this is going way too far! Has DJI ever considered we don't want our drones connected to the internet? Hello, privacy! We're doing all we can to dodge online trackers in our web browsers, why do they think we want more of them in other devices? I hope they get a wake up call soon... this is unacceptable!

Although it may be horrible news, unlike the 2nd amendment, there's no right to drone operations in controlled airspace. Canada has made most of its populated airspace controlled, heavily restricting those who are not licensed. The USA has similar requirements and demands a degree of education from drone pilots who wish to be licensed. Pilots have to endure understanding extensive regulations. Since drones have been encroaching into the same airspace, they too require competency in operating in that airspace. Requiring location transponders might actually help enable more to safely operate their drones.

Link | Posted on Oct 17, 2017 at 04:05 UTC
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M O W A T E N: This is horrible news! Really DJI??? We all know « communist » China is a police state, but this is going way too far! Has DJI ever considered we don't want our drones connected to the internet? Hello, privacy! We're doing all we can to dodge online trackers in our web browsers, why do they think we want more of them in other devices? I hope they get a wake up call soon... this is unacceptable!

Although it may be horrible news, unlike the 2nd amendment, there's no right to drone operations in controlled airspace. Canada has made most of its populated airspace controlled, heavily restricting those who are not licensed. The USA has similar requirements and demands a degree of education from drone pilots who wish to be licensed. Pilots have to endure understanding extensive regulations. Since drones have been encroaching into the same airspace, they too require competency in operating in that airspace. Requiring location transponders might actually help enable more to safely operate their drones.

Link | Posted on Oct 17, 2017 at 02:47 UTC

A heavyhanded approach to drone use. The only ones which will be allowed to use drones outside will be law enforcement and other first responders like firemen, forrest firefighters, conservation officers. You can be sure the law enforcement folks won't be broadcasting their locations.

They (media trolls) have successfully socially engineered, vilified the use of drones by the general public. DJI, desperate for sales will do anything to help encourage sales by finding any means possible to help encourage the lawful use if their products.
It's going to be much more difficult for the FAA to restrict private autonomous air transportation, once it overakes commercial air transportation.

Link | Posted on Oct 17, 2017 at 02:30 UTC as 22nd comment | 2 replies
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