BigBen08

Lives in United States Los Angeles, USA, AK, United States
Joined on Dec 1, 2007

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This is great, as Burbank is only about 7 miles from me.
I'll have to see if they can tune my 300 f2.8 IS II.

Link | Posted on Jul 12, 2017 at 21:04 UTC as 11th comment | 28 replies
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DarnGoodPhotos: "We have top men working on it."
"Who?"
"Top men"

Moe, Larry, and Curly?

Link | Posted on Jul 12, 2017 at 02:25 UTC
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MrTaikitso: I have a Note5, and it's outstanding, so cannot imagine how awesome the 7 is, being it's a generation or two more recent. The battery issue is a non event now, they have put a different smaller one in. Am waiting for the Note8, but if it's too expensive or has any silly flaws, will track a Note7 down. Cameras in the Samsung's are outstanding.
We shot some of these videos on the Note5...

http://www.teleserenity.com

If it becomes available in the US, I'd buy one.

Link | Posted on Jul 6, 2017 at 08:37 UTC
On article Video: Removing a stuck lens filter... with a band saw (139 comments in total)

Here's my solution...put a little bit of multi-purpose grease on the filter's threads. Just a very thin film, that's all. Apply with a tooth-pick or the edge of a paper towel. Not all the way around, just in 4 spots along the circumference of the threads. Pam cooking spray also works well. This treatment lasts a long time and allows the filter to come off with little effort.

I consider myself as some what of a klutz, yet I have not gotten any grease on the glass portion of the lens or filter.

Link | Posted on Jun 29, 2017 at 18:06 UTC as 23rd comment | 1 reply
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dbateman: With a name like Nikon Miami, I guess he is not going to be using an Olympus or Panasonic camera. But that D4 setup with 800mm lens just looks like an ad for the Panasonic GH5 with the Olympus 300mm with Tc converter. The 6k photo mode and olympus lens combo would just be so light, cheaper, faster (to move around) and fun to use. However you would not nearly get as many stares from the old men in the golf carts.

Well Tommi, have you conducted that test you talk about?
I'm sure you must have, since you posted. Let's see the photos.

Link | Posted on Jun 23, 2017 at 18:20 UTC
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FlyArt: Sorry to say but all pictures on

www.FlyArt.Pub
http://Airplane.Gallery
http://AviationArt.Photo

are shot handheld with Canon 800 mm and 5DsR / 5D2 / 1D4 by someone whose weight is just 65 kg and is very slim.

That's very true, nikonmiami.
And FlyArt's photos are lacking prop blur. Maybe he should try your rig!

Link | Posted on Jun 23, 2017 at 18:14 UTC
On article Verizon officially acquires Yahoo including Flickr (54 comments in total)

flickr could do much more to make their site better, but they don't. Sad.

Link | Posted on Jun 15, 2017 at 22:40 UTC as 14th comment
On article Nikon D7500 vs Canon EOS 80D (265 comments in total)
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fatdeeman: It really is a shame that the 80d has such lacklustre OVF AF performance, I'm still waiting for worthy upgrade to my 60D. It's especially disappointing as the liveview AF stomps all over the Nikon.

People are saying all that matters is whether you already have Canon or Nikon but if I ever buy another SLR body it may well be a Nikon but then again, my Canon lenses already focus better on my A6300 than they do on my 60D which is enough for me most of the time. I'm not sure i'll buy another DSLR or even if the distinction will matter within a few years.

Lackluster OVF AF performance?
Guess you never used the 80D.

Link | Posted on Jun 13, 2017 at 23:39 UTC
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Fishchris: Found it ! :) First go down 7 posts below this one, to see what I said....

I wasn't BS'ing !

I actually (at my wits end) had resorted to a Google search, and finally found this :)

https://www.dpreview.com/forums/post/53334183

Now I had posted about this same subject several times before, but this was maybe the last time I brought it up over 3 years ago. Note how the few replies had no clue what I was talking about, and one totally doubted me....

Chris...I have also found little interest in support rigs for still cameras.
I have a Canon 300 f2.8 that I use for air shows. A couple of years ago I bought a Bushhawk (no longer in business) shoulder mount camera support. Very similar to a rifle type camera support. But I found it did not help when panning aircraft.

But the counter-balance effect in Jim's rig is a great benefit - something the Bushhawk was missing. Seeing Jim's rig has piqued my interest in designing my own camera rig.

Link | Posted on Jun 7, 2017 at 15:36 UTC

When I first saw this rig I thought the post was a joke. Maybe an article from April 1st. But if it works, what the heck.

One thing for sure, Jim's photos are no joke. Those are excellent!

Link | Posted on Jun 7, 2017 at 15:15 UTC as 35th comment | 1 reply
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dgumshu: Gotta love those shots! However, I'm not so sure I'd like to carry rig, on that hand truck, on my shoulders for the duration of an air show :-)

Me neither.

Link | Posted on Jun 7, 2017 at 15:07 UTC
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BigBen08: I want both a tablet (as a reader and web viewer) and a laptop. But as a tablet I think it may be too large and heavy.

Anyone use a previous version of this product as a tablet? Do you feel the size & weigh is a drawback?

My other choice is to buy a tablet (Samsung S3?) and a laptop - two devices for different jobs.

Thanks for your report. When God speaks, I listen!

Link | Posted on May 25, 2017 at 14:21 UTC

I want both a tablet (as a reader and web viewer) and a laptop. But as a tablet I think it may be too large and heavy.

Anyone use a previous version of this product as a tablet? Do you feel the size & weigh is a drawback?

My other choice is to buy a tablet (Samsung S3?) and a laptop - two devices for different jobs.

Link | Posted on May 24, 2017 at 14:44 UTC as 29th comment | 3 replies

If the IQ is as good - or better - than my ZS3, then I'll buy it.

Link | Posted on Apr 19, 2017 at 15:28 UTC as 12th comment | 1 reply

We live in a time of tattoos, body piercings, shaved heads, and multi-color hair.
Gee, this doesn't seem so dorky after all.

Link | Posted on Apr 15, 2017 at 14:43 UTC as 52nd comment | 1 reply
On article We try out the new HassleVlad (100 comments in total)
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maxnimo: On a more serious note, Nikon and Canon just announced they are closing their camera business permanently. Competition from smartphones killed their profits. So sad.

Not true!
I just read on the net that Canon is introducing a camera with replaceable sensors.
Want to shoot sports? Plug in the 1.6x sensor.
Want to shoot landscapes? Plug in the FF sensor.

I'm sure Canon will make millions!

Link | Posted on Apr 2, 2017 at 17:55 UTC

Fascinating article, thanks for sharing.
Btw, did you ask them what new lenses are in the works?

Link | Posted on Mar 20, 2017 at 15:08 UTC as 89th comment | 2 replies

I've always thought that air to air shooting was the ultimate in aviation photography. Richard does a great job of it.

Link | Posted on Mar 18, 2017 at 02:11 UTC as 3rd comment
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Marty4650: The keyword here is "magazine" and not "photography."

ALL magazines are in deep trouble today. Literally hundreds have disappeared and were replaced by websites.

And please notice the cover price. In 1937 it was 25 cents, today most special interest magazines cost $6.95 or more, which even after accounting for inflation is a lot more. And they are competing against websites that are essentially free.

And not only magazines. Newspapers, too.
I work for a large company that in the past 2 years hired 60 or more people. Most are in their 20s or 30s. Not once in the past couple of years have I seen any of them read a newspaper or magazine - zero. Hard to believe but true.

Link | Posted on Mar 7, 2017 at 21:25 UTC
On photo Friendly Skies in the Light aircraft challenge (2 comments in total)

Very good composition.

Link | Posted on Feb 16, 2017 at 16:43 UTC as 2nd comment
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