shawnphoto

Joined on Jan 28, 2019

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Doesn’t look like a clone to me! Look at the battery, it’s huge. Also does not appear to have a removable flash head....

Link | Posted on Jul 6, 2019 at 00:36 UTC as 13th comment
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cjones63: Its a fool who thinks selling out to the Chinese is good. So according to many here, we should dictate our foreign policy based upon the greed of corporate pressure? Historically corporations have no patriotic loyalties as was the case during WWI & WWII. China will burry us very soon unless we stop the theft and the one sided trade. idiots in former US administrations gave China the same trade status as third world countries. China thought we were the fool of all fools and in less than 30 years of one sided unrestricted trade created one of the biggest economies in history! In the meantime, another generation of fools, as illustrated by many in this forum, haven't a clue what they speak. I would suggest to them that they should be learning Chinese!
Roosevelt, during WWII, ignored the plea for help and came to this country imploring the US for help. For years all that Churchill allowed was material aide. He was finally shamed into committing troops many years later.

I like the Chinese. They make things cheaper, it’s very capitalist.

Link | Posted on Jul 2, 2019 at 03:34 UTC
On article Canon RF 35mm F1.8 IS STM Macro Review (337 comments in total)
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shawnphoto: You know what has a lot of vignetting? A lens baby. A real lens is supposed to be free of such aberrations

In 2019 it absolutely is true, and if it isn't true of your lens you wasted your money.

Link | Posted on Jun 28, 2019 at 22:38 UTC
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MaxiMax: For those who shoot digital, it's good to know that it is quite difficult to get a counterfeit image sensor.

Knock on wood.

Link | Posted on Jun 28, 2019 at 01:55 UTC
On article Canon RF 35mm F1.8 IS STM Macro Review (337 comments in total)

You know what has a lot of vignetting? A lens baby. A real lens is supposed to be free of such aberrations

Link | Posted on Jun 28, 2019 at 00:58 UTC as 22nd comment | 11 replies
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Franz Weber: I am glad that they didn’t put a Leica cam in the new Apple Pro Monitor.

Otherwise it would be expensive as hell.

Complaining about the cost of Leica by comparing it to Apple... that is ironic!

Link | Posted on Jun 27, 2019 at 01:05 UTC
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sportyaccordy: Interesting move, though I don't see why they would bother developing their own computational photography with Google on the case. Seems like a partnership there would have been mutually beneficial. Why reinvent the wheel?

Google can barely make a functional search engine. Asking them to invent all new camera technologies is a stretch.

Link | Posted on Jun 27, 2019 at 01:01 UTC
On article Sandmarc releases anamorphic lens for the iPhone (98 comments in total)
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Dr_Jon: Surely unless you can add a ND filter to get a sensible shutter speed it's a bit pointless?

Actually, @its_a_knife it is pointless for that reason. If you're actually going through the trouble of shooting anamorphic one would presume you also want motion blur which is probably more important anyway.

Link | Posted on Jun 21, 2019 at 02:17 UTC
On article Sandmarc releases anamorphic lens for the iPhone (98 comments in total)
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Peter_Rbt: a serious absurdity for those serious about irrational spending
or is it like
yo let me whip out mah seriously cinematic anamorphic lens camera in mah pocket so i kin post it on me instagross and facebutts
get those likes and thumbs up ya'll

@ wats0n Only because Apple funded their pointless little films... Paying audiences outside of film festivals would walk out or demand a refund.

Link | Posted on Jun 21, 2019 at 02:12 UTC
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shawnphoto: 200 flashes? That's just sad for the money it costs.

If you have to bring 5 sets of batteries with you it kind of kills the "portable" aspect of the light.

Okay, then maybe for you it makes sense. But I wouldn't buy something I planned to use "now and then". Is that like once or twice per shoot, per year? Make a legitimate use case. Typically if you need high power once you'll need it again and again.

Link | Posted on Jun 6, 2019 at 22:53 UTC
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shawnphoto: 200 flashes? That's just sad for the money it costs.

If you have to bring 5 sets of batteries with you it kind of kills the "portable" aspect of the light.

It's 6 of one half a dozen of the other. You either take the B10 original at 400 shots full power. Or the B10 Plus at 400 shots half power. Which gives you the same amount of power per shot.

In other words this product is pointless.

Link | Posted on Jun 6, 2019 at 22:30 UTC
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shawnphoto: 200 flashes? That's just sad for the money it costs.

If you have to bring 5 sets of batteries with you it kind of kills the "portable" aspect of the light.

What do you mean by power? I want more flashes from the battery than 200 is all I'm saying. Even though I probably wouldn't, I can shoot 200 shots in 5 minutes or less.

So bottom line, its kind of pointless because you can't use it at full power, so you might as well use the original B10 at full power and get 400 shots.

Get it?

Link | Posted on Jun 6, 2019 at 21:57 UTC
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sharpbokeh: this looks brilliant - but more than once i've looked around to see some random toddler shaking my light stand with all their might... so the protected bulb is good, but then can we know what angle the light is projected to quickly estimate the best spot in an umbrella etc. size vs power though - wow

Too bad about the battery life though. I'm guessing a spare battery will be $100 or more.

Link | Posted on Jun 6, 2019 at 21:11 UTC
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RGBCMYK: If you use strobes daily than you know the value in a brand that you can get serviced easily, has a support network and if you need additional lights you can walk into just about any rental house and they have the full line. You will complain about the price if you don't work with lights commercially.

Watch youtube, plenty of users complaining about Profoto "quality". If you want the gold standard of lighting you buy Broncolor, not Profoto.

Link | Posted on Jun 6, 2019 at 20:46 UTC
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Lou Cohen: Godox blows it away.

Did not buy the AD400 or AD600 because of the battery issues users reported. But I do have a couple AD200's and haven't had problems with the batteries. I did have problems with their transmitters though. But since I've been using them with the new Godox V1 I have no radio issues and no misfires... They seem to have taken things up a notch with the V1 as far as the transmitter goes, I highly recommend that flash if you are in the Godox system.

Link | Posted on Jun 6, 2019 at 20:43 UTC

200 flashes? That's just sad for the money it costs.

If you have to bring 5 sets of batteries with you it kind of kills the "portable" aspect of the light.

Link | Posted on Jun 6, 2019 at 20:39 UTC as 12th comment | 10 replies
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James Pilcher: This highlights the very serious flaw in the entire American political system: Politicians must keep creating new laws in order to justify their re-election, political campaigns, graft, power, crushing dominance over the populace, and personal wealth.

But we allow it.

Link | Posted on Jun 6, 2019 at 05:59 UTC

OMG someone is benefitting from their work! How dare they! Give everything you do away for free! //sarcasm

Link | Posted on Jun 4, 2019 at 17:26 UTC as 50th comment

Who cares. At least they donated photography.

Link | Posted on Jun 4, 2019 at 16:10 UTC as 61st comment | 1 reply
On article Samsung Galaxy S10+ sample gallery (269 comments in total)

Really good overall!

Link | Posted on Jun 2, 2019 at 14:12 UTC as 70th comment
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