lancespring

Lives in United States Pacific Northwest, AK, United States
Joined on Aug 31, 2010

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PhotoPhart: Awesome. By finally putting their feet in the water we consumers will begin to see the competition that will improve the mirrorless. I don't for one second believe Sony doesn't know how to do things like touch screens. They are just so paranoid of the 2 elephants that they have been holding back some features that they can now add to try and keep and maybe even improve their sales. The next Sony's to come out will have some meaningful upgrades and so will the next Canon's

Ridiculous statement here by you that Sony does not know how to make touch screens. All of Sony's video cameras, from their cheap consumer models to their most high end professional video cameras have touch screens.

Link | Posted on Sep 26, 2016 at 11:16 UTC

Giants pitchers are awesome. They throw hard stuff.

They went on to win the World Series that year, in one of the best World Series ever.

Link | Posted on Apr 24, 2016 at 09:33 UTC as 3rd comment

Sounds like a definite scam. Someone obviously took that old message about computers being discontinued, and simply modified it.

It is incredible how gullible so many people are, to believe unfounded rumors like this one. People need to start using their brains.

Link | Posted on Nov 13, 2015 at 19:23 UTC as 282nd comment | 1 reply
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Lassoni: I don't know whether corel is good. Paint shop pro used to be very good when it was still JASC.

The Squire is totally wrong about Adobe Premiere Elements and 4k video. I've been using version 13 to edit and render 4k XAVC-S video now for almost a year.

What is really disappointing about the new Premiere Elements 14 is that just like Pinnacle, Adobe did not add support for h.265 to their new release

Although I was pleased to see that Adobe did finally add VBR 2 pass encoding to the H.264 rendering options in version 14. In version 13, only VBR 1 pass is supported.

Link | Posted on Oct 1, 2015 at 23:07 UTC
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mediaseth: I work in a school where I still teach on Final Cut Express. We're a school, and it's what we have. I've used Pro, and at home I have Avid Media Composer and LightWorks (No, I did not mean to type LightRoom).

I have tried various versions of Premiere, Vegas and Pinnacle over the years and have found all them to to be buggy. As someone else posted below, it's all those weird errors you can't correct... Even the latest version of Premiere is a disaster on my fairly recent i7 machine. AVID and LightWorks just....work.

You are comparing professional editing solutions like Lightworks and Avid to inexpensive consumer software like Pinnacle Studio. That is extremely lame of you to do. Totally invalid comparison. It is Apples and Oranges. The person in the market for a $130 solution like Pinnacle is not going to consider such expensive software that is many times over that cost. They don't address the same market that Pinnacle does.

Link | Posted on Oct 1, 2015 at 23:00 UTC
On article Art Wolfe: Swimming with the Humpbacks, Tonga, 2013 (78 comments in total)

It would be such great sport to harpoon one of these massive animals. I envy the old whalers of the 19th and early 20th century. What great adventures they must of had hunting these animals.

I really fell in love with the romance of whaling as a boy, reading Moby Dick in my American Literature class. Even though Captain Ahab led himself and his entire crew to destruction, I so wanted to join them in killing Moby Dick. Ye damned whale!

Link | Posted on Sep 19, 2015 at 20:46 UTC as 11th comment | 2 replies
On article Sony rides wave of US Mirrorless sales surge (733 comments in total)
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BartA: I was quite impressed with A7II until closer examination and reading reviews all over the net. For lightweight 24MP and better rated IQ why not a Nikon D5500? It's actualy lighter, focuses better and beats Sony A7II in several areas. See DxO Mark's sensor ratings. Not to mention other than a few good looking primes I see only one zoom anyone who matters rates well (16-35 f/4) As a travel shooter zooms are my sweet spot.
JMTCW

BartA is clearly an Insane Maniac and a Boldfaced Liar. The DXO mark sensor ratings are nothing at all like what he describes. They rate the sensor on the A7 II significantly higher. If you don't want to take the time to look them up yourself, here is a screen shot from the DXO mark website proving that BartA's comment is untrue:

http://i.imgur.com/R3qQSwf.jpg

Link | Posted on Jun 4, 2015 at 17:35 UTC

I played with the new Canon 70D at our local COSTCO store, and I certainly was not impressed with its autofocus performance. In switching to different subjects at much different distances in the store's indoor lighting, I could see nothing "revolutionary" about its speed.

It definitely appeared to be slower in response than my Panasonic GH3.

If you are a Canon user, I guess that one will get a different impression. Perhaps then you will think that the 70D is a big deal. I think that too many camera reviewers bought into reporting all of Canon's marketing hype about the 70D, instead of taking a close scrutiny as to just how well it actually performs in comparison to technology from other brands.

Link | Posted on Sep 19, 2013 at 12:41 UTC as 4th comment

The UN clearly needs to punish China for its blatant destruction of the earth's environment. The Chinese are the world's worst criminals when it comes to promoting Global Warming, which threatens the lives of everyone on our planet.

Yet another clear indication of the corruption and lack of morality that exists within the Communist Party leadership in China.

Link | Posted on Sep 2, 2013 at 19:46 UTC as 14th comment | 8 replies
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WACONimages: How is it possible that the biggest modern & leading(??) country in the world has so much religion fanaticism & racism. Conservatism and fear! is the only reason I can think of as an outsider(Netherlands). I know it is only in parts of the US and racism can be found all over the world. But it has still an impact on me. Same as anti-homo, Tea-Party, anti-abortion etc. This might be ideas from only a few % of the US citizens, but they seem to have quiet an influence on politics however.

If I see pics of friends who travel in the US I lucky see a lot of great stuff!, but the above sometimes holds me back to make such a journey myself.

Petrogel: You are clearly engaging in exaggeration. The KKK is all but dead in the USA. People identifying themselves as Klan members only number in a few thousand in the USA. They are extremely rare. Yet you are comparing them to the populations of several nations? That is ridiculous. Shame on you!

"I don't know the "percentage " at all, i'm just trying to justify sizes of population groups"

Link | Posted on Aug 15, 2013 at 17:12 UTC
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B1ackhat: Too bad he only shot them with a camera. They're wasting precious oxygen on this earth.

Wasn't that Hitler's opinion of Jews? You are not in very good company by making remarks like this.

"They're wasting precious oxygen on this earth."

Link | Posted on Aug 15, 2013 at 17:06 UTC
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WACONimages: How is it possible that the biggest modern & leading(??) country in the world has so much religion fanaticism & racism. Conservatism and fear! is the only reason I can think of as an outsider(Netherlands). I know it is only in parts of the US and racism can be found all over the world. But it has still an impact on me. Same as anti-homo, Tea-Party, anti-abortion etc. This might be ideas from only a few % of the US citizens, but they seem to have quiet an influence on politics however.

If I see pics of friends who travel in the US I lucky see a lot of great stuff!, but the above sometimes holds me back to make such a journey myself.

It doesn't though. The USA is one of the least racist nations in the world. Especially when compared to a nation like the Netherlands.

"How is it possible that the biggest modern & leading(??) country in the world has so much religion fanaticism & racism"

Link | Posted on Aug 15, 2013 at 10:30 UTC
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WACONimages: How is it possible that the biggest modern & leading(??) country in the world has so much religion fanaticism & racism. Conservatism and fear! is the only reason I can think of as an outsider(Netherlands). I know it is only in parts of the US and racism can be found all over the world. But it has still an impact on me. Same as anti-homo, Tea-Party, anti-abortion etc. This might be ideas from only a few % of the US citizens, but they seem to have quiet an influence on politics however.

If I see pics of friends who travel in the US I lucky see a lot of great stuff!, but the above sometimes holds me back to make such a journey myself.

You think that 10% of Americans belong to such groups like this? You are crazy.

There are only 8,000 Ku Klux Klan members left in the USA today. That in a nation of 316 Million people. Your ignorance of the USA is quite extreme.

You come across as being most biased, to be saying such untrue things.

Link | Posted on Aug 15, 2013 at 10:23 UTC
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John by the Sea: In the picture of the guy with a shotgun, I see Dora the Explorer in the background. I find that Ironic.

You think that is a shotgun? Man, you obviously know nothing about firearms. Anyone knowledgeable about guns can easily see that is just a BB/Pellet air rifle. Read the actual story, and you will see that is indeed the case. The guy is in the act of killing a cockroach on the wall of their home.

Link | Posted on Aug 15, 2013 at 10:15 UTC
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ljmac: I can't think of a better advertisement for gun control than the first photograph. I can't think of a better advertisement for birth control either.

If you actually bother to read the story, you will discover that is only a BB gun, not a real firearm. The man is using it to kill a cockroach on the wall of his home.

Link | Posted on Aug 15, 2013 at 10:11 UTC

From f/4 to f/8, this lens is incredibly sharp. Shoot in that range, and you will be blown away by the resolution. Wide open at F/2.8 is quite sharp too.

In comparison to this lens, the Sigma f/2.8 24-70mm HSM is a piece of junk. The Sigma goes badly soft when opened to f/2.8

Link | Posted on May 21, 2013 at 03:56 UTC as 23rd comment | 1 reply
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Kodachrome200: I own it. I love it. It knocks my socks off. I highly reccomend it

I love mine too. It is a great match for either the D600 or D800.

Link | Posted on May 21, 2013 at 03:46 UTC
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gsum: These real world samples are extremely useful. More please.

This lens gives excellent results at 70mm but is not as good at the 24mm end due to some smearing and CA. Think I'll stick with my primes.

This is a great lens for photographing people at events, as one can instantly change from 24mm, to 28mm, to 35mm, to 50mm, and to 70mm. Primes don't offer than versatility.

http://www.dpreview.com/galleries/3364691915/photos/2234591/dsc_3488b

http://www.dpreview.com/galleries/3364691915/photos/2253893/dsc_3687a1

http://www.dpreview.com/galleries/3364691915/photos/2281861/dsc_3807b

http://www.dpreview.com/galleries/3364691915/photos/2318408/dsc_4047h

Link | Posted on Nov 18, 2012 at 23:52 UTC
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fyngyrz: I have another perspective.

I wonder how many people are like me, where I see the f/2.8 and react "just another slow lens" and never even consider purchasing?

I want to see f/1.4 or better yet, f/1.2. /Then/ I'm thinking of cracking the cookie jar.

Half of each day, on average, is spent in the dark. And just because it's dark doesn't mean subject matter will hold still. So slow lenses are not of interest.

And before someone says "f/2.8 isn't slow", you come back and tell me that after you've shot in the dark with an f/1.2 lens like Canon's 50mm or 85mm. If you do, I'll know you haven't actually used a fast lens. :)

What an off-topic and irrelevant comment to make. To compare a standard zoom lens with any type of prime lens? It is nonsense for you to make these comments, as these are totally different types of lenses. Very silly of you, really.

Link | Posted on Nov 18, 2012 at 23:36 UTC
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Phiben: Still crashing on Win 7, 64 Bit, SSD systems. :/

Me too. Working just fine with Windows 7 64 bit with SSD as boot and program file drive.

Link | Posted on Nov 9, 2012 at 09:26 UTC
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