Impulses

Lives in Puerto Rico Puerto Rico
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Joined on Apr 7, 2013

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On article Peak Design adds Range Pouch to Everyday lineup (30 comments in total)

The fold flat design (when empty) and built in divider are clever touches, I've got their Field Pouch for carrying a couple extra lenses when traveling but might switch to one of these in the long run.

Link | Posted on Aug 31, 2016 at 21:16 UTC as 11th comment | 5 replies

A 1" sensor + prime lens would be more interesting... Still dunno why Sony never tried that combination with their QX line.

Link | Posted on Aug 31, 2016 at 19:13 UTC as 10th comment | 2 replies
On article Canon EOS 5D IV: What you need to know (185 comments in total)
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yabba dabba doo: Does DPR purchase their sample cameras or does Canon give them to them?

They got five 5D IV bodies for testing from Canon, but it's likely they're all loaners. I'm curious why you ask... I think if you trust a writer it makes no difference, and if you don't, well then why bother reading. :p

Link | Posted on Aug 28, 2016 at 19:40 UTC
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babart: Nice video, I must admit, and I can only imagine how nice it must be to afford $8000 worth of camera equipment.

OK, call it envy, but just once I'd very much enjoy seeing photos/videos of some spectacular place or event made with equipment most of us could afford to own.

If you come here to see the gear think of this simply as said gear in action, that is after all went they highlighted it. It can't all be gear pr0n and reviews... Well it could but I think DPR writers would be climbing walls.

Link | Posted on Aug 28, 2016 at 17:46 UTC
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luisflorit: Beautiful.... and it also shows how drones can disturb birds (at 1:16s).

Why would they even have a flash on it, let alone fire it mid video, or was that a joke...

Link | Posted on Aug 28, 2016 at 17:43 UTC
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WilliamJ: A machine operating machines, how exciting ! Where is the Human skill ? Where is the Human point of view ? That's not "photography", just "automated picture taking" at its finest, as do everyday security cameras.

Skynet called, they want their logic unit back.

Link | Posted on Aug 28, 2016 at 05:52 UTC
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babart: Nice video, I must admit, and I can only imagine how nice it must be to afford $8000 worth of camera equipment.

OK, call it envy, but just once I'd very much enjoy seeing photos/videos of some spectacular place or event made with equipment most of us could afford to own.

DPR hosts reader challenges where that winners constantly have pretty humble kit, think you're fixating a little too much on the one article... This IS a gear site after all.

Link | Posted on Aug 28, 2016 at 05:48 UTC
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luisflorit: Beautiful.... and it also shows how drones can disturb birds (at 1:16s).

Seems like that could've easily just been the lighthouse which flashed over the outcrop precisely as the drone flew past...

Link | Posted on Aug 28, 2016 at 05:41 UTC
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matthew saville: Also, as a complete non-sequitur from my rant / pet peeve, ...I really appreciated the quote towards the end about how Adams was always kind to his students, respectful of their creative vision, and never negative or hurtful.

Unfortunately, another thing digital technology has brought us is the anonymity of the internet, and the brutal shaming / critiquing that seems to come with it.

A true master doesn't need to insult or be negative towards others who aspire to be better at the craft. The folks who go around dumping on other folks' work for no reason should think about what it is that they're actually accomplishing with their energy- negativity never really changes someone's mind, it never has a positive outcome in someone. It only makes them dislike you, it usually hardens them in their ways. If you want someone to listen to what you have to say, do it as politely as possible. I know that is a boring-as-heck way to use the interwebz, but it'll feel good in the long run.

Agreed, I don't dole out praise unless I mean it, and I wince a little when I see what looks like fake praise but I see no reason to comment on that... Live and let live. I do embrace a healthy debate, it seems a lot of people find that to be an oxymoron these days.

Many can't seem to agree to disagree, much less discuss the merits of an opposing viewpoint with civility. Trolls and rampant negativity may be tiring, but people that just want everyone to agree with them no matter what are about ten times more irritating.

Link | Posted on Aug 27, 2016 at 12:34 UTC
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Najinsky: Cool idea. I've always found that when photographers meet up (socially) in real life, they are always much nicer and kinder to each than they are in online social spaces.

If more of these places sprung up perhaps we'd all learn how to be nicer to each other. An ironically sobering thought no?

Agreed, not sure why the idea has so much resistance within the comments... Bikers, bowlers, skaters, and even PC gamers get together and even indulge in some adult beverages for a reason, it's fun and relaxing... Unlike the utterly uptight nature of a lot of the comment sections asst DPR.

Link | Posted on Aug 27, 2016 at 12:27 UTC

They should open up a shop while they're at it, have any new camera shops opened within DC over the last couple years since I was there? AFAIK there were none left after Calumet/Penn closed...

Seems kinda bizarre that a city with SO many photogs doesn't have a camera store yet places like Denver have a bunch.

Even the surrounding areas are pretty barren, I think there's still a tiny Ritz near Annapolis and a couple other locations, but they're well outside DC...

Link | Posted on Aug 27, 2016 at 03:01 UTC as 8th comment | 3 replies
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matthew saville: Also, as a complete non-sequitur from my rant / pet peeve, ...I really appreciated the quote towards the end about how Adams was always kind to his students, respectful of their creative vision, and never negative or hurtful.

Unfortunately, another thing digital technology has brought us is the anonymity of the internet, and the brutal shaming / critiquing that seems to come with it.

A true master doesn't need to insult or be negative towards others who aspire to be better at the craft. The folks who go around dumping on other folks' work for no reason should think about what it is that they're actually accomplishing with their energy- negativity never really changes someone's mind, it never has a positive outcome in someone. It only makes them dislike you, it usually hardens them in their ways. If you want someone to listen to what you have to say, do it as politely as possible. I know that is a boring-as-heck way to use the interwebz, but it'll feel good in the long run.

I've found that very seldom do people stop to post a comment along the lines of "not my cup of tea" or simply "nah, didn't like it at all", much less express why... The vast majority of negative comments are intended as personal put downs or tools to propagate other vendettas.

Put simply, not being a dick isn't rocket science. You can express your dislike of something without even being constructive and that's fine IMO, it's when people get personal with it or just have an axe to grind that it gets tiresome. The comments section are particularly bad...

That's common for most enthusiasts sites tho, boards are usually slightly more civilized.

Link | Posted on Aug 27, 2016 at 02:49 UTC
On article This vibrant hyper-lapse shows off New York in 8K (69 comments in total)

" Have a favorite time-lapse or hyper-lapse sequence you’ve shot? Share it in the comments below! "

Maybe that should be preceded by "Have some crotchety h8 to spew? Save it."...

Link | Posted on Aug 26, 2016 at 23:08 UTC as 17th comment
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Sergey Borachev: What a beautiful WR 35mm EFL lens! And reasonably sized, and reasonably priced too.

Wish M43 had some reasonably priced quality primes around 35mm EFL like this. In fact, I wish there could be a quality WR native M43 lens like this at any price. None of the current M43 primes around this important FL is WR or all that good in IQ. This is from someone who uses MFT exclusively. Sigh.

I'm definitely not jumping ship, Fuji doesn't make the kinda bodies I'd like... But at the same time I *am* jealous of a few of their lenses and some unique features like the hybrid VF. I probably can't find more than 1-2 lenses in any other crop system besides M4/3 system that I'd actually wanna have, but Fuji has few. I've no issue admitting that...

Their prices used to be higher across the board too but they're doing a nice job of filling in gaps while at the same time some of the faster primes have come in under what other crop systems charge for an equivalent... So while you've got people already invested in Fuji that are complaining about redundancy, as an outsider I like what they're doing.

Link | Posted on Aug 25, 2016 at 21:33 UTC
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Sergey Borachev: What a beautiful WR 35mm EFL lens! And reasonably sized, and reasonably priced too.

Wish M43 had some reasonably priced quality primes around 35mm EFL like this. In fact, I wish there could be a quality WR native M43 lens like this at any price. None of the current M43 primes around this important FL is WR or all that good in IQ. This is from someone who uses MFT exclusively. Sigh.

The Oly isn't as sharp as it should be for the price, or as sharp as other system primes like the 20mm... Which is probably the best bet for IQ but then it has it's own AF quirks, not good for action or video. The PL15 is slightly better than the Oly but only just so and closer to a 28mm EFL... And none are sealed.

I love my 20mm but I'm with Sergey, tho the only way we're getting this anytime soon will probably be in the form of one of Oly's rumored f1.2 primes or an f1.4 PanaLeica (hey Panasonic, how about a roadmap?); and I'd totally be willing to pay 3x as much as what this Fuji is worth if they finally made a top notch sealed 17 or 18mm.

Link | Posted on Aug 25, 2016 at 14:00 UTC
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Suave: Just EOS 7D2 and 5DS/R? I was pretty sure Canon has more dual slot cameras.

The rest might be too old (by their logic) or already have Wi-Fi... It seemed like an odd omission on that 7D II to begin with, didn't the 70D already have Wi-Fi when the former came out?

Link | Posted on Aug 25, 2016 at 08:19 UTC

I wish M4/3 had some non extreme primes (not a fisheye or really long tele) with weathersealing, never mind the price tag... I'd pay twice as much for one.

Link | Posted on Aug 25, 2016 at 07:39 UTC as 34th comment
On article Striding Forth: Canon EOS 5D Mark IV Review (1920 comments in total)
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ttran88: Is there a way for me to shoot with dual pixel through the OVF? I don't want to hold a heavy DSLR out like a smartphone to have accurate AF.

Maybe a hybrid?

Link | Posted on Aug 25, 2016 at 05:01 UTC
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Paniko: Same idea.And (maybe) better implemented.
https://youtu.be/XpTHjPUjU4Y

Seems like apples and oranges, that is motorized and much larger...

Link | Posted on Aug 24, 2016 at 19:54 UTC
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mainvision: Lightroom may have a perpetual license, but try finding the latest versions on the Adobe site - they are very carefully hidden, they keep moving and they don't turn up on the site search, so it's a long struggle every time there is an update. This can mean only one thing: they are phasing it out and it's time to find a replacement

Haven't had any trouble downloading or updating it here.

Link | Posted on Aug 24, 2016 at 17:18 UTC
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