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On article LowePro expands ProTactic lineup with four new bags (21 comments in total)

Oh great, now the camera bags are 'tactical' All look at all those tactical straps, They'll really will help with rules of thirds framing at gun range.

Link | Posted on Oct 2, 2015 at 03:10 UTC as 2nd comment

Art lenses, yes, this thing, no way.

Link | Posted on May 27, 2015 at 00:59 UTC as 4th comment
On article Massive $33,500 2450mm f/8 NASA lens surfaces on eBay (235 comments in total)

This lens will win the mines is bigger then yours contest, along with mines is heavier then yours.

Link | Posted on Apr 29, 2015 at 02:57 UTC as 66th comment | 2 replies
On article Opinion: The myth of the upgrade path (1621 comments in total)
In reply to:

calking: Former U.S. President Bill Clinton coined the phrase, "it depends on what 'is' is" during congressional hearings. With regards to this particular matter of upgrading I would suggest that an upgrade in the photographic equipment realm doesn't mean just a bigger sensor or faster lens or sturdier tripod, etc. in other words, one can "upgrade" by selling his FF gear and going APS-C or m4/3 if it means the new gear will be used more, or for a different purpose that's appropriate.

The problem here is the ongoing perception that bigger and faster are "better", when in fact they're just different. You can dig a hole with a pick and shovel or use a backhoe. It will take longer to do manually versus mechanically, but has the benefit of physical exercise that the excavator cannot provide. If someone is a professional hole digger it would probably make sense to own a backhoe even though it costs much more than a pick and shovel but is necessary in the interest of production for income.

FYI, that statement was in front of a Grand Jury not Congress.

Link | Posted on Feb 15, 2015 at 20:58 UTC
On article Opinion: The myth of the upgrade path (1621 comments in total)
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Mond: I think you've missed a trick here. There is no point in buying an expensive, all-dancing-with-bells-on camera if the glass you put in front of it is rubbish. A good camera will not get good shots from bad lenses.

Concentrate on getting the best lens and an affordable camera to go behind it and the results will ten times better than the other way around.

Paul, Look at these two web pages, compare the two lenses, side by side on two browser windows, whether it's vignetting, achromatic distortion, lens distortion, resolution values at three points, the better lens is easy to see. BTW both are measured on FX sensor, FX/DX sensor measurement will be even more dramatic. Simply put, quality cost money, specially true in zooms. BTW I own a couple of the 1.8G primes not the 1.4G, difference between those wasn't anywhere as far apart as these two zooms. So basically it comes down to $ and compromises, compromises does not improve anything. I use DxOMark and to make decisions on purchases. Newest FX sensors demand better glass, period. I started out in DX(D300s) then went to FX(D700, D800).

Link | Posted on Feb 15, 2015 at 20:53 UTC
On article Adobe to acquire Fotolia for $800 million cash (25 comments in total)

Adobe can take its CC thingy and stick it in Russia for all I care.

Link | Posted on Dec 14, 2014 at 05:07 UTC as 7th comment | 4 replies
On article ShareGrid offers peer-to-peer gear rental (32 comments in total)

I read with fascination an article two years ago, or so, how Burrow Lens test and calibrates their rental lenses after been rented out. I also know some people are naturally klutz and some treat others property rather poorly. I'll be a cold day in hell before I "rent out" my expensive 70-200 lens to a stranger.
Hello Mr. Occasional Lens Rental dude, I got some bad news about your lens, they broke into my car and stole the lens I rented from you, sorry dude.

Link | Posted on Dec 12, 2014 at 05:57 UTC as 10th comment
On article Leica M9 users report sensor corrosion issue (379 comments in total)

trade: Olympus XZ-1 w/Richard Franiec grip for a Leica M9 + $380.

Link | Posted on Dec 10, 2014 at 02:30 UTC as 86th comment | 1 reply

Phase One is hiring I hear. Newest position that opened up was V.P. of Marketing.

Link | Posted on Dec 6, 2014 at 22:09 UTC as 20th comment

I own a gazzilion dollars(for me it's a chunk of change) of Nikon cameras, lenses, Nikon sync radio triggers and will keep most of it, FF for sure. APS-C might be going buh-bye and will be replaced with Fuji APS-C mirrorless camera. I'm lucky that I didn't buy one of Nikon's nightmare releases with dust on sensor or left focus points problem. I decide not to be a beta tester of new Nikon cameras, I waited till the bugs were fixed and new models were announced and bought older bug free and di$counted versions. Also hate Nikon's f'ing de-content strategy. Yes my avatar is a X-100, tells you were my money will be going in the future.

Link | Posted on Dec 6, 2014 at 21:30 UTC as 22nd comment

Cleary the Hassy marketing department is not getting enough light during their winter months.

Link | Posted on Nov 30, 2014 at 02:59 UTC as 12th comment

Way less cost then a Hasselblad Lunar in gold and deerskin.

Link | Posted on Sep 28, 2014 at 02:25 UTC as 30th comment
On article Sigma announces dp1 Quattro and LVF-01 loupe (200 comments in total)

This article should be listed under the Weird Camera News. So that thingy is a mirrorless solution to DSLR's viewfinder ?

Link | Posted on Sep 14, 2014 at 19:37 UTC as 9th comment

Monkey selfie, Mr. Slater claimed it was a monkey selfie, as in the monkey pressed the shutter button, end of story as to who was the photographer.

Link | Posted on Aug 24, 2014 at 01:14 UTC as 28th comment
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Rocky Mtn Old Boy: The monkey cannot own the copyright, so in all likelihood, it falls to Slater - though given the nature of his recent behaviour, does not deserve it. I think the one thing we can all agree on, is that Wikimedia doesn't have it. Slater is the closest thing to an owner and since he PP'd and posted the photos, he likely has the right to ask them to take the images down.

He's a knob for doing so... but ultimately has the right.

" I think the one thing we can all agree on, is that Wikimedia doesn't have it. "

No, not everyone is agreeing with your point.

Link | Posted on Aug 9, 2014 at 02:11 UTC
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120 to 35: The photos are conceptual art.

Copyright belongs to the artist. In conceptual art, the artist does not usually create the work himself. He provides the concept, gets his associates to produce the work, and presents the end results as his work. The photographer is the conceptual artist who made the monkey take the pictures with his camera. He therefore owns the copyright.

"The photographer is the conceptual artist who made the monkey take the pictures with his camera."
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No he did not make the monkey take the photographs, the monkey was handling the camera and accidentally took many images(100 or so) that were worthless and this one by chance. Sorry I'm a facts guy and many post here have false "facts" including yours.

Link | Posted on Aug 8, 2014 at 01:15 UTC

From Huffington Post article: He added that he believes Wikipedia editors, most of whom are volunteers, "have a communistic view of life."

"It's potentially being run by people with political agendas," Slater said of Wikipedia. "The people who are editing it could be a new Adolf Hitler or a new Stalin ... They're using whatever suits their agenda."

He urged people to stop using Wikipedia. "It's important to tell people that Wikipedia should be not used as a source of truth," he said.

I'm sort of speechless.

Link | Posted on Aug 7, 2014 at 02:08 UTC as 441st comment | 8 replies

IMHO the real monkey is the author, so Wiki is correct. My 0.02 cents.

Link | Posted on Aug 6, 2014 at 22:35 UTC as 490th comment | 1 reply
On article Beyond the ordinary: Tim Dodd's Everyday Astronaut (102 comments in total)

LOL very creative.

Link | Posted on Jul 8, 2014 at 00:27 UTC as 5th comment
On article Benchmark Performance: Nikon D810 review (2004 comments in total)

D810 will be a great DSLR, just be aware you need good glass, need to use good camera handling in order to get the best out of the 36.3MP sensor. The ultra resolution will be diminished by low shutter speed if not mounted on a tripod if you break the one over focal leanth-shutter rule or VR lens isn't used.

Here is a great article on diffraction by Thom Hogan

Link | Posted on Jun 29, 2014 at 01:35 UTC as 364th comment | 6 replies
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