lescrane

Joined on Nov 7, 2013

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Retzius: History is a good teacher. Government sanctioned secret mass burials never ends well.

This has been potter's field for years. Sorry, there are unfortunate people who don't get buried at Forest Lawn. has nothing to do with secrets. I suppose you want bury people in front of the Empire State Building or in Central Park. (those are 2 famous places in NY , FYI

Link | Posted on Apr 19, 2020 at 00:25 UTC
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Dericali: It's a bit depressing when you realise a large portion of people who at least own a camera, who are on a photography website commenting on a story about a photojournalist who had his equipment cancelled while taking photographs that were viewed by million of people around the world, and may be among the defining images of the coronavirus pandemic, don't understand the first thing about photojournalism, it's function or it's purpose.

Or for that matter, democracy.

who cares if he' a "photo journalist?" as if he has no self-serving motives in exposing, what? that people are dying? He thinks he's Woodward and Bernstein?
If he broke a public safety law about flying drones, he should pay whatever the price is. I don't think he's getting thrown into a gulag is he??

Link | Posted on Apr 19, 2020 at 00:22 UTC

Interesting tool but no miracle worker.. I purchased it for the sky tool. Played around with it on bird and landscape images. Better than manually dropping in skies or using render filters, but it failed on one image by darkening my subjects. Still a lot of manual masking needed and I find the masking interface to be a real pain compared to PS...

Link | Posted on Nov 20, 2019 at 01:14 UTC as 10th comment
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Midwest Camera Guy: There should have been a disclosure on this article that DP Review is owned by Amazon, a competitor of B&H.

yes, can't reply to replies but of course Amazon and B&H are competors. Where else do you buy camera equipment?Thank god Amazon hasn't gobbled up B&H. great store

That being said, none of us are tax experts, if B&H is wrong they must pay.

Link | Posted on Nov 16, 2019 at 21:53 UTC

It ain't cotton, and it ain't much of a carrier...well, i had the 'original', then got them to send me a free 'NEW IMPROVED' one. plus adapters, tethers, on and on. It's all in the recycling center. Call me when you invent anti-gravity paint.

Link | Posted on Jul 27, 2018 at 20:53 UTC as 23rd comment
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Jim Salvas: National registration: because drones are so much more dangerous than semi-automatic rifles. The hypocrisy is deep on this one.

either you don't live here or skipped elementary school. If you don't like what's on the "centuries old piece of paper", tell you reps to try to change it.

Link | Posted on Dec 16, 2017 at 03:47 UTC
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Aaron801: I thought Trump was anti-regulation... I guess not.

True. Hillary spent one billion dollars to lose the election, where did the billion come from? Corporations.

Link | Posted on Dec 16, 2017 at 03:44 UTC
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HRC2016: Drones and a woman's uterus. Two things the GOP thinks need to have more government regulation.

To MIscha Bronstring, you are incorrect. EVERYTHING has to do if you don't like Trump. If you develop cancer, you blame Trump. If you have a bad day at work...Trump. All the thousands of people who have gotten shot over the many years, all the wars, acts of terror, etc, Trump.

Link | Posted on Dec 16, 2017 at 03:41 UTC
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arhmatic: Go after drones, guns are allright...
Classic!

I knew someone would post such nonsense. One thing has nothing to do with the other. We have no constitutional right to own drones. We do, have a right to spout off whatever we want, even if it's without logic

Link | Posted on Dec 16, 2017 at 03:38 UTC
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Brab: Funny that these trump apologists had no problem blaming obama for things the republican congress put into the NDAA.

Hypocrisy of the right knows no bounds.

neither does moronic ignorance

Link | Posted on Dec 16, 2017 at 03:35 UTC
On article Image style AI can convert paintings to photographs (53 comments in total)

what a waste of effort to prove a point. At least it's not government funded.

Link | Posted on Apr 4, 2017 at 05:42 UTC as 10th comment | 2 replies

Sad, but inevitable. I learned photography from this magazine, way back in the 60's when I was an adolescent. They seemed to miss the boat when it came to having an online presence. Sites like DPREVIEW and all the blogs and review sites we all surf became the places for advertisers and readers to go. I still get the e version, but it's gone downhill since they were taken over by a big publishing company. Still I will miss it.

Link | Posted on Mar 7, 2017 at 02:33 UTC as 159th comment

a lot of misconceptions here. Doesn't matter if it's public or private space,; the image is being used for Commercial Purposes, so it was very lazy for this huge corporation not to get a release. The issues of course are a)whether she is identifiable and b} IF she is, how much did Chipotle derive from use of her image. The amount of $$ had nothing do to with "damages"....If she can show that every dollar of profit they made was a result of her image, in absence of an agreed upon fee, she can get zillions. Of course, that's not the case here. You can barely discern any distinct feature on her face, it;s a mood shot. The 2.2 billion is absurd of course, even if she was Lady Gaga or Scarlet Johannson, that picture couldnt account for every dollar of profit. I;ll bet that she will get something, but not much.

Link | Posted on Jan 18, 2017 at 03:22 UTC as 3rd comment
On article Upwardly mobile: Sony a6300 Review (2163 comments in total)
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lescrane: I had the a6000 for a year, got it with 18-55 and 55-250mm kit lenses for 699.00. Sold it as I was miserable. On paper, the a6000/6300 have great specs and functionality. A compact body, smaller than many m43 but w/aps-c sensor. Why did I hate Sony: 1. The lenses. yes, they were 'kit lenses' so i was happy to "invest" in better ones. I couldn't find them. I rented a few, including a heavy, expensive 18-105mm, and others. I would have been happy to pay 1000.00 for the Zeiss if it was worth that much
2. Handling. In making a compact body, they crammed all the buttons and dials too tightly. I have small hands. Despite NO TOUCH SCREEN, I found my camera was doing things I didn't expect I was hitting buttons, esp.the directional buttons on the rear dial. I tried all the customizations, finally gave up. I now own a Panny gx8 and find it easier to use. For me , the placement of the controls is more comfortable, u can use the touchscreen while looking thru the evf .

It only takes one person calling names to ruin a good discussion. Too bad. In case you havent figured it out these are opinions . If we all liked the same camera we wouldnt need dozens of choices.

I'm very happy you like your Sony and I wouldn't call you any of the names that are running through my clumsy mind.

Link | Posted on Aug 1, 2016 at 01:10 UTC
On article Upwardly mobile: Sony a6300 Review (2163 comments in total)

I had the a6000 for a year, got it with 18-55 and 55-250mm kit lenses for 699.00. Sold it as I was miserable. On paper, the a6000/6300 have great specs and functionality. A compact body, smaller than many m43 but w/aps-c sensor. Why did I hate Sony: 1. The lenses. yes, they were 'kit lenses' so i was happy to "invest" in better ones. I couldn't find them. I rented a few, including a heavy, expensive 18-105mm, and others. I would have been happy to pay 1000.00 for the Zeiss if it was worth that much
2. Handling. In making a compact body, they crammed all the buttons and dials too tightly. I have small hands. Despite NO TOUCH SCREEN, I found my camera was doing things I didn't expect I was hitting buttons, esp.the directional buttons on the rear dial. I tried all the customizations, finally gave up. I now own a Panny gx8 and find it easier to use. For me , the placement of the controls is more comfortable, u can use the touchscreen while looking thru the evf .

Link | Posted on Jul 2, 2016 at 02:24 UTC as 53rd comment | 2 replies

well, no matter how you slice it, it's good news if you own the lens as opposed to having to buy a whole "II" new/improved lens.

That being said, although I paid for the dock and don't agree w/the previous posters "I'll buy and return from Amazon" notion, Sigma , for their own sake should just include this with the lens (even if it means inc. price20.00). Assume the dock costs about 10.00 tops to make. How much will it cost them to receive, repair and send out hundreds, if not thousands of lenses for those who choose to go that route?

Link | Posted on Mar 15, 2016 at 21:39 UTC as 12th comment | 9 replies
On article Canon EOS Rebel T6s Review (447 comments in total)
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ttran88: What a waste of plastic.

Yes you just turn the rear wheel on the back to do exposure compensation. clockwise is plus. Counterclockwise is minus. It's been a valuable feature on all the higher Canon SLRs for years. I never had the dial turn by itself but if that's a worry there is a lock button.

Link | Posted on Jun 15, 2015 at 19:37 UTC
On article Walmart sues photographer's widow over family pictures (164 comments in total)
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A200Eric: How is that BS? If Walmart didn't exist where would these people be working? They must have scars from the guns that are being held to their heads to be forced to work there.

Until the pseudo Marxists like yourself finally kill what was the greatest country in the world, we still have freedom of personal choice. I just really don't understand what is so attractive about an all powerful centralized government making all of the choices for you. Forcing mediocrity for all and punishing hard work and success. I want to live where anyone and everyone has the opportunity to be successful regardless of how they define it. That however is all but dead and it's not because of Walmart or the Koch brothers.

note: this is resp. to 2001 who said Walmart "systematically rapped(sic) and gutted....."
you are parroting the idiotic left wing talking points spewed forth by the media, professors and other haters of corporations. Did you ever work in a "mom and pop" store? If you had, you would know that you would make LESS money and have NO benefits working for the little store. Walmart employes hundreds of thousands of people. no they don't make as much as YOU maybe, but that's the essense of retail. Secondly, I ask have you ever SHOPPED in a "mom and pop" store? Where would you pay more? Many millions have gotten food, clothing and other necessities at AFFORDABLE prices, at Walmart. I don't know who is right on the photo copyright issue, in fact I suspect that the Studio is right and the Waltons are wrong. But I cannot bear to see this thread hijacked by haters of successful businesses

Link | Posted on May 21, 2014 at 02:21 UTC

interesting. Shorter, lighter and longer zoom range than the canon 18-135 STM. probably lower price and better IQ.. waiting for the reviews.

Link | Posted on Jan 6, 2014 at 23:54 UTC as 11th comment | 2 replies
On article Tamron to develop 150-600mm F5-6.3 ultra-telephoto zoom (193 comments in total)

they do not mention the # of stops gained with the VC.

Given that they had a copy at the Paris show and have announced most of the specs, I don't think this will be a 20 year wait. This is beyond the rumor stage.

Link | Posted on Nov 8, 2013 at 05:47 UTC as 26th comment
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