Teila Day

Teila Day

Lives in United States FL, United States
Has a website at www.teiladay.com
Joined on Apr 5, 2005

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stevef1961: what is 8k if they're rich. Base it on net worth. 5% of your net worth with a minimum of 8k.

No, $8k. $8k isn't a deterrent if you're upper middle class let alone "rich". Don't have the $8k? Then you can work it off scrubbing bathrooms, showers, toilets, common areas and walkways, etc., at the prison.

Link | Posted on Nov 10, 2016 at 15:46 UTC
On article Nikon reportedly eliminating 1000 jobs in Japan (535 comments in total)
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Lan: So, which 10% of these senior executives are getting culled?

Don't want to be one of the first to lose your job? Go to a top B-school, pull strings, hobnob, lie, cheat, steal, and be a tiger/tigress in business and secure your future and make money over all else. Wan't to preserve your job like a hardball playing business person, then you better play hardball... otherwise you're likely to be like everyone else, flapping in the wind subject to whatever breeze happens.

Link | Posted on Nov 8, 2016 at 00:14 UTC
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Spectro: nice time lapse. But those books won't be touched for a while. Just makes good background decoration. An internet cafe is what most city should open up. Most people coming into library these days are for the internet. Digital book might be the future. But hardcover books with picture/ graphic are good for young people to learn.

Best of the weekend to you as well Eric!

Link | Posted on Nov 5, 2016 at 16:14 UTC
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Spectro: nice time lapse. But those books won't be touched for a while. Just makes good background decoration. An internet cafe is what most city should open up. Most people coming into library these days are for the internet. Digital book might be the future. But hardcover books with picture/ graphic are good for young people to learn.

"If you only knew." said in the context of, 'if only you knew how I know'.
"(1) More than a few public and charter schools are ditching books."
There's no implication there. I just made a statement of fact and the number of schools ditching books (however small) is growing. :)

Link | Posted on Nov 4, 2016 at 16:28 UTC
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LakeSuperior1: Most who will buy these very pricey laptops and need to transfer photos to them probably will be using very high end cameras & SD cards. The kind of SD cards with crazy fast speeds. As such, I'm willing to bet that they recognized that these customers would likely just be using an extremely fast external card reader anyways so why even bother with a built in card slot.

Many do, some don't. The Pentax 645z uses dual SD. I do hope fast wireless xnsfer becomes prevalent. I'd rather dump the cards altogether.

Link | Posted on Nov 3, 2016 at 22:56 UTC
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Spectro: nice time lapse. But those books won't be touched for a while. Just makes good background decoration. An internet cafe is what most city should open up. Most people coming into library these days are for the internet. Digital book might be the future. But hardcover books with picture/ graphic are good for young people to learn.

If you only knew. But for brevity, everything I said is true.

(1) More than a few public and charter schools are ditching books.

(2) Most kids do not come to college prepared and have to work-up-to higher math/science courses just to be able to major in things like Business administration (business calculus required at many better schools), or engineering, computer science, etc. (where university physics, calc, chem., etc..) requisites are the norm)... which often is scheduled the first semester.

(3) Most public high school curriculums are *easy* and do not adequately prepare students for money making careers or skilled labor that pays more than peanuts per annum. (please dispute that)

(4) I have a firm understanding of the realities of public school, homeschooling, and higher edu.

Link | Posted on Nov 3, 2016 at 21:39 UTC
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sh10453: Wouldn't it be nice if they'd digitize all books at public libraries?
Then multiple people can access a book simultaneously without waiting, or a trip to the library. No clerical checkout, no book return, no late fees, no torn / stolen pages, no coffee or juice spilled on the book, ..., etc.

None of my engineering books from graduate and undergraduate days has been taken off my shelves in years. They occupy a good size wall at the house. Of course I keep them there for bragging rights, and to impress and intimidate visitors. :-)

I got the same collection, and more, in digital format, plus any new editions / revisions, and that much larger collection sits in a folder, in a corner, on one of my external drives.
I only use the digital versions. Easier to find, easier to search, and easier to store.

I imagine that someday (maybe not in our lifetime, but when people run out of trees, and paper becomes pricier than gold) the paper books will be a thing of the past. Just in museums

@HowaboutRAW "(No, the PDFs are not searchable for single words--they're scans after all.)"

All my high-speed scans are searchable, and a 600 page, 600dpi scan for me is "small" :)

Link | Posted on Nov 2, 2016 at 16:46 UTC
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Spectro: nice time lapse. But those books won't be touched for a while. Just makes good background decoration. An internet cafe is what most city should open up. Most people coming into library these days are for the internet. Digital book might be the future. But hardcover books with picture/ graphic are good for young people to learn.

@Eric .. actually a lot of "normal" schools have come to the conclusion that they're about a decade behind and are offering iPads to students; many other "normal" schools allow kids to come prepared to class however they wish.

I wouldn't allow my kid to attend a school that required them to have to either lug books around or have to visit their wall locker several times throughout the day just to change books. That was ridiculous 10 years ago and it's even more ridiculous in 2016/17.... Kind of lackluster backwards thinking that you don't have to deal with when you homeschool.

"Normal School" = Where the administration thinks handing out diplomas to kids who haven't had physics, chemistry, and calculus and or don't have at least a viable career "skill" that will pay at least pre-tax $50k per annum, is reasonable!
(B) Normal School... where kids waste 12 years of their life being prepared for paychecks that equate to (pre-tax) $20k above poverty.

(shakes head)

Link | Posted on Nov 2, 2016 at 16:42 UTC
On article Apple revamps MacBook Pro lineup, adds 'Touch Bar' (871 comments in total)
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alexzn: A very disappointing update, rather iterative on the existing hardware. I was expecting at least the bezel-less screen like the new Dell laptop. Older processors, the mess with RAM. The port situation is another downer. The crippled standard configurations (who buys a premium laptop with 8Gb of RAM today???) is an added insult. Just like the iPhone 7, best to skip.

@ Alexzn "(who buys a premium laptop with 8Gb of RAM today???)"

A LOT of us do! I don't need more than that on my MacBook for what I'm usually using the computer for and I love the thin size, Apple ecosystem, support, and OS over my PC notebooks and workstations. I do wish it had another USB-C port, but the slim notebook makes me smile more than it disappoints. Process 50mp medium format raw files in PS? I (often) don't need more than 8mb to do that unless I'm loading up a lot of files at once, many layers, complex actions, importing work to Illustrator and InDesign, etc... and I have work stations for that.

While 8mb isn't a lot, it is adequate for most people toting notebook.

I one MackBook Air that I have connected to a Cintiq is only 4mb. Grandkids don't need more than that just to 'draw' using Corel Painter; frankly nor do I for a lot of touch up work.

Link | Posted on Oct 29, 2016 at 23:09 UTC
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Spectro: nice time lapse. But those books won't be touched for a while. Just makes good background decoration. An internet cafe is what most city should open up. Most people coming into library these days are for the internet. Digital book might be the future. But hardcover books with picture/ graphic are good for young people to learn.

I find kids learn quicker and can peruse more content using digital means. Less page turning and hunting around in a book for a particular passage when one can locate the same passage in a matter of seconds searching a digital file.

All of my old college books have been scanned for future reference. I'm not hunting through a 1200 page book in hopes of locating a particular passage when I can find it in a matter of seconds using a string of keywords.

That said, I'd rather be in a library working on a thesis as opposed to an internet cafe', and I find libraries like the main library in Indianapolis, etc., far more attractive. If i was a kid in school today-- I wouldn't carry a single book to class, just an iPad or MacBook.

Link | Posted on Oct 29, 2016 at 22:53 UTC
On article Apple revamps MacBook Pro lineup, adds 'Touch Bar' (871 comments in total)
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EDWARD ARTISTE: whomever makes a usb c- card reader first- likely lexar- will be looking at $$$$

Would like to see a USB to USB-C *multi* adapter from Apple that allows DATA to flow between the USB device and the USB-C port on the MacBooks (2015). The current crep (I mean crop) of multi-adapters from Apple do not support data transfer. I'd like to run a 22in. WACOM Cintique using the MacBook which has a single USB-C port.

Link | Posted on Oct 28, 2016 at 06:35 UTC
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gorllu: Can someone tell me, where to move and live and work as architectural photographer so I can easily afford this lens? Because in middle europe I would have to work quite alot to justify benefits of this lens considering price. It is better to me, to switch to canon, but I need DR of D800, so i can't switch. :/

@Mrkunty... Weddings? You can't be serious. Weddings are like stock photography these days and will likely never be as lucrative again as they once were for obvious reasons. Those markets have been long gutted. There's money to be made, but generally speaking (always exceptions) weddings isn't even close to being it, with such a poor amount of work-to-income ratio.

Link | Posted on Oct 23, 2016 at 17:45 UTC
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nebulla: but why is Nikon remaking most of their lenses? Is this a marketing hype by adding fluorine and then charging premium prices? and Nikon is not the only one. The whole photography industry has gone completely wild with high prices . My 70-200mm VR1 is still a very sharp, and completely useful lens so I really do not care, but I am very much put off by these steep prices , and if by chance this has to do with video, this makes even better for me as I do not do video.

I suppose some see a lot of light fall off and others don't.
https://www.dpreview.com/forums/post/51276668

Link | Posted on Oct 22, 2016 at 04:44 UTC
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dwill23: Electro aperture....

Canon did this 29 years ago ...1987 ... with ALL their lenses. Yawn. maybe this lens will be as good as the Canon's, as the Canon's is very well documented (even on this NIKON site) to be better than Nikon's....almost all lenses actually.

Also 29 years ago, ALL canon lenses had AF motors inside. Nikon started trickling them in around 2001, altho some still use drive axels and gears from the in-body motor.

In 1993 Canon came out with image stabilized lenses...Nikon was 10 years behind on this tech.

Ultra sonic...sometime in the 90s, Nikon, sometime in the 2000's.

I see a pattern......

I agree whole heartedly with you on that :)

Link | Posted on Oct 20, 2016 at 19:24 UTC
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tom1234567: Nikon pricing 90% of people out the market with their new price structure.......utter greed! I for one have done buying more Nikon gear......roll on more Fuji.

SP 70-200mm F/2.8 Di VC USD for Nikon £799need I say anymore´╗┐ just do a Google serch

Tom G

@tom... nothing wrong with "greed". Nikon is in business after all to make a profit; that's the whole point. If the required number of people all-to-willingly pay for a widget, then it's not too expensive. :)

Link | Posted on Oct 20, 2016 at 16:55 UTC
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dwill23: Electro aperture....

Canon did this 29 years ago ...1987 ... with ALL their lenses. Yawn. maybe this lens will be as good as the Canon's, as the Canon's is very well documented (even on this NIKON site) to be better than Nikon's....almost all lenses actually.

Also 29 years ago, ALL canon lenses had AF motors inside. Nikon started trickling them in around 2001, altho some still use drive axels and gears from the in-body motor.

In 1993 Canon came out with image stabilized lenses...Nikon was 10 years behind on this tech.

Ultra sonic...sometime in the 90s, Nikon, sometime in the 2000's.

I see a pattern......

@Magnar... Deflection much? You're bringing up things that I haven't mentioned. I've never mentioned clients or companies caring what you're using to get results.

I mentioned that Canon brings forth more features, lenses, resolution, that professionals can make good use of, at a considerably faster rate than Nikon, which is obvious to many working photographers including those shooting sports & architecture.

I don't get into edge sharpness, MTF charts, or DXO (I've only written that a trillion times)- The reality of in-lens stabilization, sheer resolution, frame rate, T/S lenses, etc., irrefutably helps photographers get the shot, process the shot, and manipulate the perspective of the shot, etc.. Which makes deciding on a brand a crucial decision for a lot of photographers wanting to work using a camera full time.

Generally speaking, Canon over the course of digital photography, has offered the professional more overall utility options in pro/semi pro bodies compared to Nikon.

Link | Posted on Oct 20, 2016 at 16:37 UTC
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Favorable Exponynt: Low light noise at iso 3200 is the same as on the Pentax K-1 at iso 6400 (pixelshift 12.800 is even marginally better). And the same as iso 12.800 on the 645z. Pixel size is 4.5um the same as on the A7RII. Sony should have used their BSI-cmos tech to make this sensor outperform their older 36mp and 52mp sensors.

((chuckle)) exactly as I stated in the beginning *Static* shots (which includes fruit-in-a-bowl, amongst the obvious other static uses for pixel-shift), as if we don't know what pixel shift is typically used for.

Link | Posted on Oct 19, 2016 at 17:28 UTC
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dwill23: Electro aperture....

Canon did this 29 years ago ...1987 ... with ALL their lenses. Yawn. maybe this lens will be as good as the Canon's, as the Canon's is very well documented (even on this NIKON site) to be better than Nikon's....almost all lenses actually.

Also 29 years ago, ALL canon lenses had AF motors inside. Nikon started trickling them in around 2001, altho some still use drive axels and gears from the in-body motor.

In 1993 Canon came out with image stabilized lenses...Nikon was 10 years behind on this tech.

Ultra sonic...sometime in the 90s, Nikon, sometime in the 2000's.

I see a pattern......

@Magnar, No... when you're in business you DO concern yourself with the company's track record and how quick they are to adopt technology, etc., because that can make a big difference to you down the road. That's business 101 stuff.

12mp: Great if 12mp worked for you. I will still grab my 4mp D2hs when I don't need more, & have made large prints from it as well. So? :) It nor the D3 allows me the same crop latitude as my Canon 5d2. It's not about individual cameras, it's about how a *system* integrates with your *business* whether you're large/small studio, freelance, LLC group, etc..

Bowens makes nice strobes, however if you're needing speed, colour stability, etc., then you go with the more dynamic brands (profoto, bron..) Same with cameras, for many photographers shooting to eat, it's about a company's propensity to deliver advancements that can be readily put to good use. 20mp + vid = far better ROI over D3x for me years ago.

Both brands offer distinct advantages.

Link | Posted on Oct 19, 2016 at 17:09 UTC
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telawrence: I don't think we should be surprised at the price for this lens. With the market dropping for cameras due to phones they are doing what Sony is doing and focusing on professional lenses at top prices. They have to make a profit like every other company. Pros will buy this in droves. This is the same reason they aren't making APS-C lenses, why bother when pros mainly use FF and they can make more money per lens on a FF lens than they will on an APS-C lens.

@Timbukto, you've hit a lot of nails square on the head! ROI is what it's all about. Stock photography is a dead game overall and if you're a pro shooting traditional Frankly (IMHO) you're behind the curve. Captive audience (clients), high income-low exertion photography is about the only real game these days if you're only job is shooting and you don't want to live paycheck-to-paycheck. That's another thread..

I wouldn't touch this lens with a 100 ft. pole, if I was in the market for one; what I'd recommend to a newby-- skip *this* lens, and go for a nice lightly used 200 f/2 for just a few hundred more.

Link | Posted on Oct 19, 2016 at 15:46 UTC
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dwill23: Electro aperture....

Canon did this 29 years ago ...1987 ... with ALL their lenses. Yawn. maybe this lens will be as good as the Canon's, as the Canon's is very well documented (even on this NIKON site) to be better than Nikon's....almost all lenses actually.

Also 29 years ago, ALL canon lenses had AF motors inside. Nikon started trickling them in around 2001, altho some still use drive axels and gears from the in-body motor.

In 1993 Canon came out with image stabilized lenses...Nikon was 10 years behind on this tech.

Ultra sonic...sometime in the 90s, Nikon, sometime in the 2000's.

I see a pattern......

@Magnar, at first blush it has nothing to do with the new Nikkor, but when you look at the larger picture it has everything to do with Nikon systemically being "late to the party" in offering features that keen amateurs and professionals often can make good use of. Nikon took forever to offer full frame, something larger than a measly 12mp in it's professional bodies (D3x was too late) & Nikon (for some reason) thought that it made sense not to offer stabilization on it's superteles until late in the game.

While I shoot/own Nikon/Canon/Pentax, when it comes to banking on which company that is *most* likely to bring forth products that I can actually use; it's Canon that's answered the call best. You'd think that Nikon/Canon would offer built-in extenders in their superteles, well at least Canon did the right thing with the 200-400 f/4, and so it goes...

So, if you're going to pay $3k for a 70-200, which company do you *invest* in, one that's has a history of lagging behind? ;)

Link | Posted on Oct 19, 2016 at 15:28 UTC
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