SushiEater

SushiEater

Joined on May 4, 2013
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Photographer for over 45 years.

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Wes: To all of you with short memories who are whining about the "price increase" ...there isn't one.

When the 70-200 mark II was released in 2010 it was $2,500. Its an 8-year old lens so naturally the price has dropped since then... but it sold for a long time at the same $2,099 that this lens is being released at. I think I purchased mine for about $1,949 from B&H and it has been well worth every penny.

So, compared with the release price of the mark II this is a $400 price reduction.

And its still the least expensive of all the high quality f2.8 70-200s on the market... by a lot.

I bought Tamron G1 for $900 long time ago and just sold it for $650. And it is in Nikon mount so it took 3 months on the facebook. So I lost $250 after 3 plus years of usage. If I had Canon lens I would lose a lot more.

Link | Posted on Jun 9, 2018 at 00:40 UTC
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ABW: I'd probably put this down to the fault of the graphic designer - looking for a suitable image. Probably no budget for an actual shoot or to buy stock photography and even if so, was probably not wanting to spend a couple of hundred bucks for a stock image that would come out of the (probably meager) design budget. I know myself (as graphic designer) I have been in that situation many times. Often a client will just say "can you find something on the web?". Uh, no.... because copyright. But there is the attitude of "oh well, they'll (the owners of the image) will probably never see it, we're just a small company yadda yadda". Here's one case where the owners found it. Given that the steps to cease and desist, or sue, require the defendant to have the funds and resources to pursue a case like this, many just go unchecked.

I am going to repeat this again. Stock images cost less than a self brewed cup of coffee so there is no excuse.

Link | Posted on May 27, 2018 at 17:43 UTC
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ABW: I'd probably put this down to the fault of the graphic designer - looking for a suitable image. Probably no budget for an actual shoot or to buy stock photography and even if so, was probably not wanting to spend a couple of hundred bucks for a stock image that would come out of the (probably meager) design budget. I know myself (as graphic designer) I have been in that situation many times. Often a client will just say "can you find something on the web?". Uh, no.... because copyright. But there is the attitude of "oh well, they'll (the owners of the image) will probably never see it, we're just a small company yadda yadda". Here's one case where the owners found it. Given that the steps to cease and desist, or sue, require the defendant to have the funds and resources to pursue a case like this, many just go unchecked.

It probably would be cheaper to buy the photo from anyone. There are lot of better looking women than Chelsea. I would rather see any photo of the Suicide Girls on my phone cover. The problem is there are those people who simply take without thinking of consequences. Simple as that.

Link | Posted on May 27, 2018 at 00:00 UTC
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ABW: I'd probably put this down to the fault of the graphic designer - looking for a suitable image. Probably no budget for an actual shoot or to buy stock photography and even if so, was probably not wanting to spend a couple of hundred bucks for a stock image that would come out of the (probably meager) design budget. I know myself (as graphic designer) I have been in that situation many times. Often a client will just say "can you find something on the web?". Uh, no.... because copyright. But there is the attitude of "oh well, they'll (the owners of the image) will probably never see it, we're just a small company yadda yadda". Here's one case where the owners found it. Given that the steps to cease and desist, or sue, require the defendant to have the funds and resources to pursue a case like this, many just go unchecked.

How much do you think stock photo cost? Almost nothing!!!!!

Link | Posted on May 26, 2018 at 15:15 UTC
On photo Home made Sushi in the Recipes Long Enjoyed challenge (2 comments in total)

Yummy!!!!

Link | Posted on May 17, 2018 at 17:04 UTC as 2nd comment
On article Crystal clear: Inside Nikon's Hikari Glass factory (94 comments in total)
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chaos215bar2: Small nit: Annealing is definitely not going to be used to remove bubbles as suggested in the article. During annealing, glass is not brought to a temperature at which it even begins to flow, let alone the molten state you'd need to melt out a bubble. (If the glass were allowed to flow, you'd be casting, not annealing it.)

The last stage of this process at which there's any chance of removing a bubble would be while casting ingots. Even when the glass is heated for the press, it'll be about the consistency of very thick honey. Any bubbles at this point aren't going anywhere.

Annealing is used to reduce stress.

Link | Posted on May 1, 2018 at 12:11 UTC
On article This rare 14 karat gold ring doubles as a spy camera (63 comments in total)

Does it have Image Stabilization? My hands are shaky.

Link | Posted on Apr 28, 2018 at 14:28 UTC as 14th comment

Unless they have long warranty and established repair center in the country no one in the right mind will buy their lenses. A 1 year warranty from the store just doesn't cut it.

Link | Posted on Apr 21, 2018 at 14:05 UTC as 14th comment

How can people in Seattle can live with the prices like this. Probably starving!!!!

Link | Posted on Apr 11, 2018 at 23:03 UTC as 11th comment
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SushiEater: If mirror-less takes over can I have Nikon D5 for half the price then?

Yes, I know. F6 almost doubled in price because of the low volume production. But F6 produced in really low volumes because no one is buying it. D5 is produced in high volumes so there will be a time with high inventory and low buying. I will wait and keep an eye on it. I already have one D5, I just need a backup. Other cameras just simply don't cut it.

Link | Posted on Apr 9, 2018 at 14:33 UTC

If mirror-less takes over can I have Nikon D5 for half the price then?

Link | Posted on Apr 8, 2018 at 20:28 UTC as 220th comment | 2 replies
On article Video: Canon shows off its new 120MP APS-H CMOS sensor (218 comments in total)
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SushiEater: At ISO other than 64 how much is noise there? The suspicious guy is still not identifiable.

White cap? It is more like a hockey helmet with GoPro in it. I can tell he or she is suspicious even from the low resolution photo.

Link | Posted on Apr 2, 2018 at 08:45 UTC
On article Video: Canon shows off its new 120MP APS-H CMOS sensor (218 comments in total)

At ISO other than 64 how much is noise there? The suspicious guy is still not identifiable.

Link | Posted on Apr 1, 2018 at 20:31 UTC as 3rd comment | 2 replies
On article RIP Canon's Chuck Westfall, 1952-2018 (71 comments in total)

Damn, only 65 years old. Very sad.

Link | Posted on Mar 20, 2018 at 17:16 UTC as 61st comment
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rz350: The dog just wasn't creative enough. A friend of mine had a dog who chewed the legs of a table on opposite sides. Now that is thinking. Morale of the story, don't leave pets in places or situations where they can do harm to stuff or themselves.

I have a dog now for 14 years, almost. Belgium Shepherd. Not only she never damaged anything in the house but I leave Costco size dog cookies box on the floor opened and she never took one. She always waits for me or my wife to give her. Now that is well behaving dog. Just too bad she is so old already.

Link | Posted on Mar 8, 2018 at 18:43 UTC
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SushiEater: Here in California we say "If you leave California take someone with you" I hope they take a lot of people with them. And they will never taste "Chocolate fudge" flavor ice cream in 31 flavors Baskin-Robbins again.

Utah is not Texas. In many cities in Utah they do not have alcohol or chocolate. Even in other cities where they have chocolate it is just a regular chocolate and not dark. I went to a few 31 flavors and could not find chocolate fudge flavor. No, it is not a syrup but an actual dark chocolate ice cream.

Link | Posted on Feb 26, 2018 at 16:50 UTC
On photo Antz in the Animated Film Title challenge (12 comments in total)
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Deadfisheye: I'm not sure what points are being made here or why I have been asked to respond to them. This pictures was taken with a Sony a72 camera with a Sony 50mm macro lens. There was no photo stacking. I just did some things with the colour. These Australian bull ants, genus myrmecia, are amongst the biggest in the world, reaching 40mm or more in length.

40mm??? Holy smokes!!!!!! Were they featured in the Ant-man? Is his name Antony?

Link | Posted on Feb 25, 2018 at 00:06 UTC
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AbrasiveReducer: Who knows if it's any good but at least they're smart enough not to price it at $1499.

It is $1299. But Tamron 15-30mm F2.8 has VC and goes for $1199. A $100 cheaper and has VC. Sigma is very anti-competitive.

Link | Posted on Feb 24, 2018 at 00:44 UTC

So, 70-210mm? Really? What about the focus breathing? 70-200mm F2.8 is more like 150mm. I wonder what this one would be.

Link | Posted on Feb 23, 2018 at 00:43 UTC as 6th comment | 2 replies
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Dianoda: Monument Valley is in Arizona.

Google search address shows in Arizona.

Link | Posted on Feb 22, 2018 at 00:13 UTC
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