Rick Knepper

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

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If Trump is so fond of removing regulation, he should strike down this one before it gets off the ground (so to speak).

Link | Posted on Oct 22, 2017 at 11:02 UTC as 17th comment
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Fishchris: You would have to be crazy to put your valuable camera gear into checked luggage anyway !

Be that as it may, do you think UPS or FedEx drives their trucks straight from B&H to your doorstep without the use of aircraft and I am sure we've all seen candid video of UPS drivers handling packages?

However, you are right, American Airlines baggage handlers could possibly beat UPS drivers in terms of cruelty to luggage.

Link | Posted on Oct 22, 2017 at 10:49 UTC
On article More Nikon D850 samples images added (145 comments in total)
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alcaher: Where are the dog´s pictures ?
two of the women on that sample gallery are dam beautiful . Its great when there are pictures of women and dogs in the sample gallery.

Nevermind

Link | Posted on Oct 20, 2017 at 18:18 UTC
On article Have it your way: which 24MP Canon should I buy? (242 comments in total)
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Slapstick Noir: "which 24MP Canon should I buy?"
D750, D7200, a6500, a9, x-t2, ...

Oh neat a complete moron who knows jack about cameras.

Link | Posted on Oct 18, 2017 at 21:17 UTC
On article Have it your way: which 24MP Canon should I buy? (242 comments in total)
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Slapstick Noir: "which 24MP Canon should I buy?"
D750, D7200, a6500, a9, x-t2, ...

The question was "which 24MP Canon should I buy?" not "which kitchen sink load of 24MP junk should I buy?" My answer would be none of the above.

Link | Posted on Oct 18, 2017 at 14:56 UTC

Why would anyone not get the LR & PS plan and dedicate themselves to learning the big boy's program?

Link | Posted on Oct 18, 2017 at 14:50 UTC as 275th comment | 3 replies
On article Take a look inside Leica's factory in Wetzlar, Germany (134 comments in total)
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Rick Knepper: "Hand-made" isn't a good thing if it needlessly drives up the price without adding any benefit.

Zdman. Okay, that seems very reasonable for a Leica lens even a Canadian one.

Link | Posted on Oct 18, 2017 at 11:48 UTC
On article Take a look inside Leica's factory in Wetzlar, Germany (134 comments in total)
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Rick Knepper: "Hand-made" isn't a good thing if it needlessly drives up the price without adding any benefit.

Zdman. Prices for used Leica lenses made in Germany or Canada, as with new Leica lenses produced today, are nowhere near reasonable for what they offer compared to the rest of the market thanks to Leica's fanboys.

Link | Posted on Oct 18, 2017 at 11:10 UTC
On article Take a look inside Leica's factory in Wetzlar, Germany (134 comments in total)
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Rick Knepper: "Hand-made" isn't a good thing if it needlessly drives up the price without adding any benefit.

To Tical. When I was shopping for used Leica lenses to adapt to my Canon, I avoided Canadian manufactured lenses b/c I was warned away from them. In doing this, I have no idea how good or bad the lenses were. One bad experience doesn't go hand in hand with a general condemnation of automation. It just means it has to be done right next time. And, don't go to Canada.

I suspect that they do not have the capital to modernize. But, as long as there are fussy and picky folks (like MyReality describes them), Leica will get by. But they will only grow their brand as the fussy and picky population grows and that will be a very slow process. Some of these picky folks will end up with medium format (and not the expensive MF Leica puts out).

Link | Posted on Oct 18, 2017 at 01:54 UTC
On article Take a look inside Leica's factory in Wetzlar, Germany (134 comments in total)
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Rick Knepper: "Hand-made" isn't a good thing if it needlessly drives up the price without adding any benefit.

To MyReality. Leica could very well believe that their business model is the best one for their company. However, larger corporations than Leica make billion dollar miscalculations every day. Large and small businesses alike are not immune to mistake. I am not championing automation here. I am responding to the implied claims in the article.

Link | Posted on Oct 18, 2017 at 01:40 UTC
On article Take a look inside Leica's factory in Wetzlar, Germany (134 comments in total)
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Rick Knepper: "Hand-made" isn't a good thing if it needlessly drives up the price without adding any benefit.

To Hoff. I agree. However, as I see it, we are left with a chicken/egg conundrum. Are the small quantities an undesirable or desirable result of their business model? If small quantities is the goal, the company probably will remain small.

Link | Posted on Oct 18, 2017 at 01:35 UTC
On article Take a look inside Leica's factory in Wetzlar, Germany (134 comments in total)

"Hand-made" isn't a good thing if it needlessly drives up the price without adding any benefit.

Link | Posted on Oct 17, 2017 at 17:54 UTC as 24th comment | 11 replies

Sounds like a whole lot of yakety yak to me. Is 100 their best score in that category or will DxO score a camera at 101 or introduce new metrics? If not, how does a reviewer let its scoring system produce a score that cannot allow differentiation? Conclusion: it's a worthless designation. The quantitative scores tell me what I want to know.

The D850 seems like an amazing camera and would have enticed me back to FF for a 2nd camera backup to my MF if it did not have the Nikon controls and lower resolution than I prefer. One doesn't have to read a DxO opinion to know this a special cam.

Link | Posted on Oct 7, 2017 at 01:28 UTC as 105th comment | 1 reply
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GuitarCamera Man: I wish everyone would stop obsessing and just make photos!!

Currently own a Taylor, Gibson SG, Gibson Nighthawk, Rickenbacker 350 and a Fender bass. Have owned Gibson ES-335, various Les Pauls, Fender Tele & Strats, Epiphone. Silvertone as a kid. I am most comfortable with the feel of the Gibson neck although sometimes you need a single coil sound and sometimes you need a humbucker.

The point being, as a guitar player, surely you must understand most players' desire for a guitar that provides an acceptable feel and sound for that person. No different with cameras.

Link | Posted on Oct 5, 2017 at 14:19 UTC
On photo Seattle I5 in the Your City - Highways challenge (24 comments in total)
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BadScience: the skyline cutout is just plain terrible, ruins what *could* have been a great shot.

Charles, I think if you want to redo it, you can probably accomplish what you want with only a single image if you are using the latest version of Photoshop. The image will probably be sharper too without all of that massive pixel manipulation.

Link | Posted on Oct 4, 2017 at 18:54 UTC
On article Fujifilm X-A10 sample gallery (165 comments in total)
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Ebrahim Saadawi: The detail level is abysmal. The entire resolution is on par with a camera mounted on a Nokia phone (not even the new state-of-the-art phones).

However all the other aspects of the image are very good, and even excellent when it comes to colour. The tonal range both luminance and chrominance are vast, the images are very alive when viewed on a Phone or an iPad. So if the output it for that, I think this is good enough.

I don't know what to think. The images look great, but when you check the detail, it's just unforgivable. The sharpeining algorithm is crushing, both radius and amount, just crushing.

If I invest $19.99 I, too, can "publish" a photo book. LOL at your pretentious but transparent posturing.

Link | Posted on Oct 4, 2017 at 18:39 UTC
On article Fujifilm X-A10 sample gallery (165 comments in total)
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Ebrahim Saadawi: The detail level is abysmal. The entire resolution is on par with a camera mounted on a Nokia phone (not even the new state-of-the-art phones).

However all the other aspects of the image are very good, and even excellent when it comes to colour. The tonal range both luminance and chrominance are vast, the images are very alive when viewed on a Phone or an iPad. So if the output it for that, I think this is good enough.

I don't know what to think. The images look great, but when you check the detail, it's just unforgivable. The sharpeining algorithm is crushing, both radius and amount, just crushing.

Sorry Sactojim, I use medium format. I haven't printed to paper in in over a decade but it seems to me if you can't muster fine detail from printing maybe you should become a 'pixel peeper'.

Link | Posted on Oct 4, 2017 at 15:37 UTC
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GuitarCamera Man: I wish everyone would stop obsessing and just make photos!!

Are you a Fender or Gibson guy?

Link | Posted on Oct 3, 2017 at 18:20 UTC
On article Fujifilm X-A10 sample gallery (165 comments in total)
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Ebrahim Saadawi: The detail level is abysmal. The entire resolution is on par with a camera mounted on a Nokia phone (not even the new state-of-the-art phones).

However all the other aspects of the image are very good, and even excellent when it comes to colour. The tonal range both luminance and chrominance are vast, the images are very alive when viewed on a Phone or an iPad. So if the output it for that, I think this is good enough.

I don't know what to think. The images look great, but when you check the detail, it's just unforgivable. The sharpeining algorithm is crushing, both radius and amount, just crushing.

Sactojim, why would you even waste paper and ink on an image you will not be able to see the fine detail? Is 6 feet your typical viewing distance? Why not use a cell phone?

Link | Posted on Oct 3, 2017 at 14:11 UTC
On article Fujifilm X-A10 sample gallery (165 comments in total)
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Elyharbour: I hope no newbies are reading these comments! Talk about mega-confusion. Their brains will explode. Total cr*p / great camera / wonderful JPEGs / not wonderful JPEGs / Bayer better / X-Trans better / great lens / rubbish lens / smartphone better / smartphone not better..did I miss anything?

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Link | Posted on Oct 2, 2017 at 20:35 UTC
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