jkokich

Joined on Jan 25, 2012

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On article Hähnel launches lantern diffuser speedlite accessory (148 comments in total)
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Halftrack: Honestly, I think that for the outdoor subjects this really doesn't look noticeably better than an on-camera flash with no diffuser. I mean, you say it does—but what I see looks like cardboard cut-outs of people in front of an outdoor background. Shadows are harsh, white balance is off, and the subjects look both flat and shiny. This is probably because the light source is only a little bit larger than the bare flash. Glad you like it, but personally I don't see a meaningful improvement. I would not be happy with those results in my own photography.

That cardboard cut out reference is spot on. Good one.

Link | Posted on Dec 6, 2020 at 22:54 UTC
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jkokich: Summit is not a verb.

Thank you, Biowizard.

Link | Posted on Dec 5, 2020 at 17:45 UTC

I like Resting Dragon, or as I call it, Yoga Lizard.

Link | Posted on Dec 5, 2020 at 03:40 UTC as 8th comment
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KubeKube: A story from 1981. During the first Everest ascent by the first Bulgarian climbers ascent, they took with them several ‘Smena-8’ having prior to the climb removed with alcohol all lubricant from their moving parts. Thus, they were able to snatch gorgeous color photographs of their ascent with the ‘Smena-8’. The lubricant of the only ‘Leica’ M4 they also had at their disposal, froze at high altitude and the camera was inoperable.

Right on, Txoni

Link | Posted on Dec 4, 2020 at 23:43 UTC
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jkokich: Summit is not a verb.

Franco, just because it’s used as a verb doesn’t mean it is. You can use a word in whatever way you choose, but that doesn’t make it correct.

Link | Posted on Dec 4, 2020 at 23:42 UTC

Summit is not a verb.

Link | Posted on Dec 4, 2020 at 17:40 UTC as 8th comment | 19 replies

Holy crop, Batman!

Link | Posted on Nov 25, 2020 at 18:07 UTC as 29th comment
On article Nikon Z 70-200mm F2.8 VR S sample gallery updated (116 comments in total)
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FBoneOne: The real question that’s not answered is that you can grab the latest F mount version new for $1900 which you can run on a Z body with the FTZ adapter. The real question is what does $600 more get you? On other zooms it seems the Z version is significantly better but on this one where the F mount zoom is already close to perfect will the Z mount version truly be worth that much more?

I can’t get past the price. $2700??

Link | Posted on Nov 16, 2020 at 07:55 UTC
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Gollan: Photography is not always about bokeh or crispy sharp corners; some of us just like to make fun photos that delight others. That's what this and other novelty lenses are for. When I visit Kindergarten classrooms, I often bring my 8mm fisheye lens to take close up "big head" photos. When I show the first one on the back of my camera, the whole class inevitably joins in and my big, scary camera makes a lot of new friends. The result isn't high art, just a fun memory of the day.

I think it could also make for some interesting indie video work.

Link | Posted on Nov 11, 2020 at 18:41 UTC

Bless his soul.

Link | Posted on Nov 8, 2020 at 20:57 UTC as 1st comment

I’ve always like 85’s! I feel it’s actually a great length for Indie filmmaking.

Link | Posted on Nov 7, 2020 at 00:09 UTC as 4th comment
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UrbanHobbit: Finally, we may see what lies in the hearts of men

Who knows...

Link | Posted on Nov 5, 2020 at 22:58 UTC

I don’t think I read that right; it’s getting back with samples next March?

Link | Posted on Oct 26, 2020 at 04:21 UTC as 5th comment
On article Canon EOS R5 review (2980 comments in total)
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gipper51: Lovely camera, but I can wait 3 or 4 years when it's 1/2 price.

@Macrero I couldn’t agree with you more.

Link | Posted on Oct 22, 2020 at 17:51 UTC
On article Canon EOS R5 review (2980 comments in total)
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J C Strange: Awesome camera but why is the noise reduction non-optional?

Yeah, that doesn’t make sense. RAW files are supposed to be, well, raw, not cooked.

Link | Posted on Oct 21, 2020 at 16:21 UTC
On article Leica M10 Monochrom sample gallery (245 comments in total)
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Timajo: With most camera manufactures you buy one camera and add lots of lenses.

With Leica you buy one lens (get out of debtors prison) and add lots of cameras.

Well said.

Link | Posted on Oct 12, 2020 at 17:11 UTC
On article Leica M10 Monochrom sample gallery (245 comments in total)
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tex: Well, as someone who shot a lot of B+W in film days in 35, medium format, and 4x5, and has converted quite a few of my digital images to B+W as well, and who loves B+W photographs.....I'm not feeling it here with these shots from this camera---and I'm looking beyond the subject matter as we all should.

It would be much more instructive to have side x side shots of this against a "color" camera with the same lenses and exposures. I suggest that.

Right on. I’m going to go shoot some b&w film.

Link | Posted on Oct 12, 2020 at 17:09 UTC
On article Leica M10 Monochrom sample gallery (245 comments in total)
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Clickalot: We have any number of protected classes in out society for whom honest criticism is not welcomed because such criticism is politically programmed to be interpreted as hate or jealousy. Like Leicas.

Hear, hear!

Link | Posted on Oct 12, 2020 at 17:08 UTC
On article Leica M10 Monochrom sample gallery (245 comments in total)
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tkbslc: Happily for my wallet, I don't see any appreciable difference in these vs regular color conversions.

Right on.

Link | Posted on Oct 12, 2020 at 17:08 UTC
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KubeKube: A story from 1981. During the first Everest ascent by Bulgarian climbers, they took with them several ‘Smena-8’ having prior to the climb removed with alcohol all lubricant (if any) from their moving parts. Thus, they were able to snatch gorgeous color photographs of their ascent with the ‘Smena-8’. The lubricant of the only ‘Leica’ they also had at their disposal, froze at high altitude and the camera was inoperable.

Wow!

Link | Posted on Oct 9, 2020 at 16:39 UTC
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