acidic

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In the youtube video promoting this product, I think they should have reversed the gender roles. Because really, the target market for this thing is creepy men.

Link | Posted on Jul 26, 2016 at 12:05 UTC as 4th comment
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dougj7: and I thought the clapper was a dumb idea..

That's because you don't know how to seduce women.

Link | Posted on Jul 25, 2016 at 23:57 UTC
On article Getting up close: Canon EF-M 28mm macro hands-on review (101 comments in total)
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acidic: From the article above (page 3):
"Sadly, there's no ability to have just one LED on at full brightness and the other dimmed."

An easy fix for this is to get some 1 stop and/or 2 stop ND gel filter material (no need to spring for optical quality, unless you like throwing away money) and carefully cut it out into a 'C' shape to cover half of the ring light. Stick it on with some clear removable tape, and boom, you have more control over your "main" and "fill" lights. You are welcome.

Masking tape will leave a color cast.

Link | Posted on Jul 24, 2016 at 07:30 UTC
On article Getting up close: Canon EF-M 28mm macro hands-on review (101 comments in total)

From the article above (page 3):
"Sadly, there's no ability to have just one LED on at full brightness and the other dimmed."

An easy fix for this is to get some 1 stop and/or 2 stop ND gel filter material (no need to spring for optical quality, unless you like throwing away money) and carefully cut it out into a 'C' shape to cover half of the ring light. Stick it on with some clear removable tape, and boom, you have more control over your "main" and "fill" lights. You are welcome.

Link | Posted on Jul 22, 2016 at 00:28 UTC as 24th comment | 3 replies
On article Accusations fly over Fukushima photos (88 comments in total)
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CreeDo: The value from these photos is seeing how the world would look if someone suddenly abandoned a modern urban area in a rush and just left all their worldly goods behind. That's not something that is easily seen every day.

That's exactly what I got when I viewed the images, and I was happy to see something I normally wouldn't.

Whether the photographer is a nice guy or a POS, a publicity seeker or a narcissist or whatever... that's all irrelevant to me. I don't know or care about some stranger's personality and motivations.

I'm content to know that the photos are authentic and unstaged. I'm glad dpreview published it.

He has made himself the subject in many of the photos, and has made the rest of the setting just that, a setting for himself. The story I see the photographer telling is, "this is me going about my life in an abandoned, post-earthquake, radioactive town." Doing laundry, reading magazines, etc.

Staged? Yes, very much so.

Link | Posted on Jul 22, 2016 at 00:15 UTC
On article Accusations fly over Fukushima photos (88 comments in total)
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"Who would pick up the tab if he did become ill through exposure?"

I assume the Malaysian healthcare system funded by the people will pay the tab. Unless he has supplemental health insurance.

Link | Posted on Jul 20, 2016 at 22:17 UTC
On article Accusations fly over Fukushima photos (88 comments in total)
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takenori: You can see "Abandoned video rental store" just out of the gate on Google Map.
https://www.google.co.jp/maps/@37.4937924,141.0013275,3a,75y,216.73h,89.8t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sn_lKunNgpCmnohPNnqnm9w!2e0!7i13312!8i6656!6m1!1e1

This one is just a block to the east in 2013:
https://www.google.co.jp/maps/@37.494035,141.0024475,3a,75.2y,67.86h,75.26t/data=!3m7!1e1!3m5!1sM2_OEjUpWVd26OmrolPIeg!2e0!5s20150901T000000!7i13312!8i6656

If you "turn around" you can see the video store and traffic off in the distance.

Link | Posted on Jul 20, 2016 at 22:14 UTC
On article Accusations fly over Fukushima photos (88 comments in total)
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Leonp: This website should be about photography, not about journalism and definitely not about radiation protection. Seen the comments it's obvious to me why. (See Henrik Herranen's explanation)

Photography is a tool used in fine art.
Photography is a tool used to sell and market things.
Photography is a tool used in journalism.
Etc.

Link | Posted on Jul 20, 2016 at 22:11 UTC
On article Accusations fly over Fukushima photos (88 comments in total)
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CreeDo: The value from these photos is seeing how the world would look if someone suddenly abandoned a modern urban area in a rush and just left all their worldly goods behind. That's not something that is easily seen every day.

That's exactly what I got when I viewed the images, and I was happy to see something I normally wouldn't.

Whether the photographer is a nice guy or a POS, a publicity seeker or a narcissist or whatever... that's all irrelevant to me. I don't know or care about some stranger's personality and motivations.

I'm content to know that the photos are authentic and unstaged. I'm glad dpreview published it.

Unstaged? Ummm, okay.

Link | Posted on Jul 20, 2016 at 22:05 UTC
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ThatCamFan: He will suffer so many various illnesses in the future because he "had to" get shots of that place. His ignorance is going to be his slow and painful death. Good job...

"His ignorance is going to be his slow and painful death."

A slow and painful death is a small price to pay for 15 minutes of fame.

Link | Posted on Jul 18, 2016 at 01:28 UTC
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Kuvasauna: The radiation level on most of the exclusion zone isn’t really very high. There are many populated areas where natural background radiation is higher that the level Japanese officials used as threshold for evacuation. Just visiting the area would not be risky at all if one does not go near the actual power plant.

"Just visiting the area would not be risky at all if one does not go near the actual power plant."

In one of his photos, the caption states that he was 100m away from the power plant.

Link | Posted on Jul 15, 2016 at 09:17 UTC
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Tonkotsu Ramen: What he did was unethical and disrespectful. I'm surprised you're promoting him and reposting his trash.

I'm sure that Japan will deny him entry into Japan. Hopefully forever.

Link | Posted on Jul 15, 2016 at 09:09 UTC
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phoenix15: Sorry, he is very stup*d entering red zone without proper permit from local authority. If the radiation is still there at high dose, he should cover his body entirely. I don't understand what he was looking for ?

No, he was looking for publicity. Which he got. The story he is telling is not documentary, it is fabricated. Nothing wrong with that. However, it's a real shame because he had an opportunity to do some real documentary work for the short time he was there, but instead decided to use his time setting up his tripod so he can take trite selfies.

Link | Posted on Jul 15, 2016 at 09:07 UTC

The whole gas mask and selfie thing really ruins these photos for me.

The concept itself might have been interesting like 10 years ago, perhaps in a less significant urban-ex setting, for a fine-art/self-promo/commercial shoot. But for this particular subject, I would have preferred to see a more documentary approach. The actual subject matter is very interesting. However, the photographer including himself in many of the photos makes the whole series feel very, very cheesy.

The technical nature of some of the photos leaves much to be desired. Especially those taken outdoors with obvious post processing artifacts.

I almost want to give the photographer credit for having the balls to go into the exclusion zone, but it seems he was driven primarily by ego and foolishness. In any case, he got what he wanted from this project: lots and lots of publicity. And if he suffers and adverse health effects from this venture, it'll be the Malaysian people who will be stuck with the bill.

Link | Posted on Jul 15, 2016 at 09:02 UTC as 17th comment | 1 reply
On article Sony prices 70-200mm F2.8 GM OSS G Master at $2600 (208 comments in total)
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acidic: I like how they made it look like a half-Canon/half-Nikon hybrid.

People around here used to have a sense of humor. I even left a smiley for crying out loud!

The Sony/Minolta crowd are a touchy bunch, it seems.

Link | Posted on Jul 15, 2016 at 08:42 UTC
On article Sony prices 70-200mm F2.8 GM OSS G Master at $2600 (208 comments in total)
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acidic: I like how they made it look like a half-Canon/half-Nikon hybrid.

Ahhh yes, you are right. I should check into the Sony Propaganda site (aka DPReview) more frequently.

:-)

Link | Posted on Jul 13, 2016 at 00:19 UTC
On article Sony prices 70-200mm F2.8 GM OSS G Master at $2600 (208 comments in total)

I like how they made it look like a half-Canon/half-Nikon hybrid.

Link | Posted on Jul 12, 2016 at 01:02 UTC as 14th comment | 5 replies
On article Hands-on with Hasselblad X1D (802 comments in total)
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wolfie: Another nail into the DSLR coffin ... :))

People here do not have a sense of humor.

Link | Posted on Jun 23, 2016 at 07:16 UTC

Hell yeah!

Finally a lens that matches my front teeth!

Link | Posted on Jun 21, 2016 at 00:45 UTC as 44th comment
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villagranvicent: What's the point of a 12mm 1.4 lens? You are getting basically infinite DoF with it regardless of aperture. In bright sunlight you need to close it down a few stops anyway.

I´ll save my money for the new Hasselblad anyway.

Are you suggesting that the only reason one would get a fast (e.g. f/1.4) lens is for shallow DOF?

Also, take a look at the photo featured above. Infinite DOF, huh?

Link | Posted on Jun 21, 2016 at 00:44 UTC
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