Rick Knepper

Lives in United States TX, United States
Joined on Oct 8, 2003

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On article Flickr Marketplace image licensing program shuttered (91 comments in total)
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jonathanj: No similar article on Amazon discontinuing their 12 dollar unlimited photo storage? I'm amazed :-)

I am using Amazon's $59/yr unlimited cloud file storage. I like it.

Link | Posted on Sep 24, 2016 at 11:16 UTC
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Saurat: Total cost under $10,000? For the body and selection of lenses or body only? Fuji are not generally known for inexpensive kit.

Yes and I think Hassesblad's cheapest lens for the system is $2699.

Link | Posted on Sep 22, 2016 at 14:43 UTC

"why they didn't make a FF instead of this"

Just listened to a short DPR video interview with Toshihisa Iida, Fujifilm's General Manager of the Sales and Marketing Group, and he says Fugi felt like the gap between APS-C and FF is too narrow. They wanted to go after the "top, top resolution" .

Link | Posted on Sep 22, 2016 at 12:24 UTC as 10th comment | 11 replies
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crazyryoga: I don't get it, why they didn't make a FF instead of this, they would have sold so many more...Can't they afford a large production number maybe? I'm not arguing about the quality of this medium format, I just think it will be a niche product.

"why they didn't make a FF instead of this"

Just listened to a short DPR video interview with Toshihisa Iida, Fujifilm's General Manager of the Sales and Marketing Group, and he says Fugi felt like the gap between APS-C and FF is too narrow. They wanted to go after the "top, top resolution".

Link | Posted on Sep 22, 2016 at 12:11 UTC
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ZJ24: Always amuses me that some FF owners like to promote the superiority of larger sensor sizes ... Until a sensor larger than 36 x 24 is being discussed. I'm happy with my FF and APS-C options but this looks like a fantastic camera and lens set, looking forward to seeing some photos taken with it.

I can't provide technical reasons for this but based on my observation having gone from APS-C to FF to MF, larger sensors produce better IQ than their smaller counterparts.

This kit (with lens) will probably be selling for under $8k before you know it.

Link | Posted on Sep 22, 2016 at 11:39 UTC
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Saurat: Total cost under $10,000? For the body and selection of lenses or body only? Fuji are not generally known for inexpensive kit.

I believe DPR was told, "well under $10,000". The Pentax 645z's original MSRP was $8495 and didn't include a lens as Fugi's pricing does. Include a lens and the total was very close to $10k for the 645z. Why would I consider switching? The size of the 645z is monstrous.

Link | Posted on Sep 22, 2016 at 11:33 UTC
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crazyryoga: I don't get it, why they didn't make a FF instead of this, they would have sold so many more...Can't they afford a large production number maybe? I'm not arguing about the quality of this medium format, I just think it will be a niche product.

I never thought I could afford medium format until the Pentax 645z pricing went down as all pricing does inevitably and hit a price point I could live with. Sure, I paid for some of it out of pocket but most of it was paid for by selling lenses and cameras that were gathering dust. It's been worth every penny and old camera/lens I no longer have. What Fugi is doing that Pentax has yet to do is produce a line-up of prime lenses to go along with its camera.

Link | Posted on Sep 22, 2016 at 11:23 UTC
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M1963: So whatever happened to Connect?

Under Articles, there's section titled Mobile Photography. Everything was probably moved there.

Link | Posted on Sep 11, 2016 at 01:15 UTC
On article Opinion: Park vandals need to be stopped (336 comments in total)
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Rick Knepper: It may be that tighter government regulations

Oh hell no

and harsher penalties for vandals

Oh hell yes.

"No, I mean they should apply the full force of existing punishments. "

What is the punishment for this type of vandalism, at this park, in this State?

Link | Posted on Sep 7, 2016 at 18:05 UTC
On article Opinion: Park vandals need to be stopped (336 comments in total)
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Rick Knepper: It may be that tighter government regulations

Oh hell no

and harsher penalties for vandals

Oh hell yes.

I am pretty sure the regulations prohibit vandalism. By enforce, do you mean station a ranger guarding every rock formation? You've uttered a bunch of words that essentially say nothing.

Link | Posted on Sep 7, 2016 at 01:41 UTC
On article Opinion: Park vandals need to be stopped (336 comments in total)
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Rick Knepper: It may be that tighter government regulations

Oh hell no

and harsher penalties for vandals

Oh hell yes.

The death penalty for vandalism is absurd. Where did you get that notion?

Link | Posted on Sep 6, 2016 at 23:21 UTC
On article Opinion: Park vandals need to be stopped (336 comments in total)

It may be that tighter government regulations

Oh hell no

and harsher penalties for vandals

Oh hell yes.

Link | Posted on Sep 6, 2016 at 22:20 UTC as 116th comment | 8 replies
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WIMorrison: Must be a slow news day as the report was published more than a year ago, actually almost 18 months ago.

Actually, the source article from Quartz (whoever they are) dated Aug 15, 2016 gives an current update of events. DPR's article acknowledges the original incident happened in 2014.

Link | Posted on Aug 17, 2016 at 07:34 UTC
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Valiant Thor: If it was a Canon camera, the plane would have crashed.

I probably would have gone with "If it had been..". The more important fault of the OP is the nonsensical troll.

Link | Posted on Aug 17, 2016 at 07:27 UTC
On article Getty employs robots for underwater shots in Rio (41 comments in total)
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vscd: And when do they push the shadows by +6EV? They really use a Canon?

Maybe they know how to expose a shot.

Link | Posted on Aug 14, 2016 at 14:16 UTC
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Rick Knepper: It is surreal when photographers claim they do not want more resolution.

When I use the term "resolution", I mean "resolving detail". The rest of you seem to think resolution means "printing big".

Link | Posted on Aug 7, 2016 at 13:01 UTC

It is surreal when photographers claim they do not want more resolution.

Link | Posted on Aug 3, 2016 at 22:24 UTC as 49th comment | 7 replies
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PanoMax: One day most lenses will be made from titanium. But expect them to be expensive, really expensive.

mezastel, imagine your typical DPR member who gripes about their $119 50mm lens being too expensive and then add $20 bucks worth of titanium to the cost. There'll be plenty of weeping and gnashing of teeth.

Link | Posted on Aug 3, 2016 at 01:36 UTC

And of course, for a beautiful portrait, they turn to what camera and incredibly sharp lens?

Link | Posted on Jul 6, 2016 at 20:45 UTC as 18th comment
On article Medium-format mirrorless: Hasselblad unveils X1D (1196 comments in total)
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Dr_Jon: BTW I'm assuming it's the same sensor as the Pentax 645Z, so you can compare DR right now...
http://www.photonstophotos.net/Charts/PDR.htm#Canon%20EOS%205DS%20R,Nikon%20D810,Pentax%20645Z

Rishi, you say you didn't participate in this exchange:

Dr. jon: BTW I'm assuming it's the same sensor as the Pentax 645Z, so you can compare DR right now...

Rishi Sanyal Yup. I'm guessing it'll be similar if not identical. A small, small advantage over the Nikon D810 at base ISO.

We have a real-world ETTR'd Raw dynamic range shootout as well, which ostensibly agrees (naturally, one would hope) with Bill Claff's PDR results.

My point being that the characterization "small, small advantage over the D810" is disingenuous. On Bill Claff's chart, there is a 3/4 stop advantage. 3/4 of a stop should be more significant when tested on a "PDR" basis, otherwise, you wouldn't running your own version.

Link | Posted on Jun 28, 2016 at 17:39 UTC
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