Pat Cullinan Jr

Pat Cullinan Jr

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Engrossing kayaking pix. Nice.

Link | Posted on May 17, 2017 at 23:15 UTC as 33rd comment
On article Panasonic Lumix FZ80/FZ82 real world samples gallery (78 comments in total)

Smudging of details even at ISO 80. Right?

Is it worth ≈$400?

Link | Posted on May 1, 2017 at 12:07 UTC as 31st comment | 4 replies
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Biowizard: My first ever lightmeter (late 1970s) was a Sekonic. I ended up replacing it with a Weston Euromaster IV (which I still have, and still works). Because in those days, each press of the shutter cost me 10p (probably nearly one pound in modern money), bless Kodachrome II (later, K25). But now, when you can fire off half a dozen bracketed exposures in the twinkling of an eye for zero cost, WHO, actually, NEEDS a light meter any more?

Brian

I love incident light metering.

Link | Posted on Apr 30, 2017 at 10:40 UTC
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maxnimo: If you're doing 4K filming, you only need 8MP of resolution, so a cine lens need not be nearly as sharp as a 50MP photo lens. So why such ridiculous prices?

Won't these lenses be used also by persons shooting motion-picture film? As I understand it, film is far from dead in the motion picture arena.

Link | Posted on Apr 30, 2017 at 10:32 UTC
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Sdaniella: it would be great if lens review sites on internet included cine lens testing
given such lenses today can fit both cine-capable digital stills cameras as well as cine-dedicated motion cameras, and video-digicameras

This my thought too.

Cinemtatographers can't tolerate drawbacks in image quality that are taken in stride by users of stills lenses costing under $2000.

Professional stills photographers might welcome higher-quality at higher cost, especially those whose gear costs are a relatively small proportion of their budgets.

Link | Posted on Apr 30, 2017 at 10:28 UTC
On article Dell announces 4K HDR10 monitor (88 comments in total)
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GodSpeaks: 27" is too small for a UHD monitor. I have a 28" monitor, and wish it was larger. I would say 32" minimum for UHD.

Give me a 1:1 screen for Pete's sake.

I'm serious.

Link | Posted on Apr 29, 2017 at 03:58 UTC
On article Dell announces 4K HDR10 monitor (88 comments in total)

Is the minimum brightness <= 90cd/m2?

I'm sure it is, but I'd like to hear them say it.

Link | Posted on Apr 29, 2017 at 01:46 UTC as 1st comment
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FLruckas: We bought maybe 15-20 LaCie drives some time ago.

All failed after a year or so....

Buying "The Company" stuff???....

I don't know....

@ewelch

Thx for the turn-on to Promise.

https://www.promise.com/Products/Pegasus/Pegasus2

Link | Posted on Apr 24, 2017 at 06:59 UTC

I don't get it.

Link | Posted on Apr 21, 2017 at 02:05 UTC as 7th comment
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Zigmont: Dontcha just love all the armchair lawyers and judges in this forum that have all the answers, probably without doing anything other than reading the half-baked summary of the posting?

>Does Congress go out of its way to protect copyright holders in the extreme?

I'm inclined to agree with this -- like the 75-year rule, which is ridiculous.

Link | Posted on Apr 18, 2017 at 19:36 UTC
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dash2k8: Who's Andy Warhol?

I don't know.

Regards,

Arty Warhol

Link | Posted on Apr 18, 2017 at 19:29 UTC
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RubberDials: I hope she prevails because Warhol was a talentless parasite. All of his 'great works' - Elvis, Marilyn, the electric chair - depend for their impact on the artistic quality of the original photographs he used and reproduced essentially unchanged. His contributions - swathes of flat colour - add nothing.

Yes, Rubber, you are right.

It used to be that when you brought a suit, it was based on harm. This pre-emptive business and this declaratory judgment game just means that American jurisprudence is sliding increasingly down the toilet.

A propos, see https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/judgment.

Link | Posted on Apr 18, 2017 at 01:27 UTC
On article Nikon announces midrange D7500 DSLR (396 comments in total)
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mick232: Nothing to see here, move along. Innovation happens elsewhere these days.

(Schwachsinn = weak mind, imbecility.)

But the original point made by mick232 is that there's nothing new here.

To be sure, it's a reshufffling of the deck.

Link | Posted on Apr 14, 2017 at 04:27 UTC
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Amateur Hour: Nice nifty EF-S lens at a good price. Of course, some FF purist is going to make the obligatory objections, and blah, blah... Forget those clowns. Photography has always been about using the tools you have.

What can I complain about? Oh, I had the worst pastrami sandwich of my life yesterday on Lexington Avenue and 77th Street. Including tax and tip, $14. Plus, it was raining pitchforks. Bad day.

Link | Posted on Apr 7, 2017 at 16:37 UTC
On article Hands-on with the Canon EOS 77D (450 comments in total)
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srados: I am using 20D and 50D as book ends....

My bad, I failed to express my thought correctly. Sure, the knowledge of King Solomon is priceless! It's the acquisitiveness and greedy amassing of STUFF that is emptiness and affliction of spirit. It's all in the book of Ecclesiastes (aka Qoheleth).

Link | Posted on Mar 27, 2017 at 02:27 UTC
On article Ask the staff: electronic or optical viewfinder? (890 comments in total)
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Pat Cullinan Jr: Mirrors will eventually die off and high-performance EVFs will take over. Noisy cameras will fade away. And one great source of image-degrading vibration will cease to be a factor.

Years ago, Herbert Kepler wrote in Modern Photography Magazine about some investigations he had conducted concerning the effect of mirror slap on image quality. Long story short --- mirror slap always degraded image quality. He remarked that professionals, whenever they could, locked the mirror in the up position before releasing the shutter. The ability to lock the mirror was a hallmark of professional cameras.

Link | Posted on Mar 14, 2017 at 06:42 UTC
On article Ask the staff: electronic or optical viewfinder? (890 comments in total)

Mirrors will eventually die off and high-performance EVFs will take over. Noisy cameras will fade away. And one great source of image-degrading vibration will cease to be a factor.

Link | Posted on Mar 13, 2017 at 06:01 UTC as 175th comment | 2 replies
On article Ask the staff: electronic or optical viewfinder? (890 comments in total)
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ybizzle: Most people prefer shooting using the screens on their phones and have no clue what EVF or OVF even means.
LOL

Yeah, but most people aren't as smart as we are.

Link | Posted on Mar 13, 2017 at 05:49 UTC
On article Hands-on with the Canon EOS 77D (450 comments in total)
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Sezano: My 7d rocks!

Dig.

Link | Posted on Mar 5, 2017 at 02:52 UTC
On article Hands-on with the Canon EOS 77D (450 comments in total)
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srados: I am using 20D and 50D as book ends....

That's a lot of bookends.

My apartment and basement are full of books, but it seems that after a lifetime of amassing stuff I wanted to have, it has now come time for me to arrange for getting rid of it, meaning leaving it to my heirs. Oh well...

King Solomon had it right --- it's all emptiness and affliction of spirit.

Peace.

Link | Posted on Mar 5, 2017 at 02:50 UTC
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