Bobthearch

Bobthearch

Lives in United States Raton, NM, United States
Works as a Technician
Has a website at http://ratonphotos.com/
Joined on Dec 30, 2009

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Bento2: Doesn't the peak design have the straps for holding a tripod on the bottom? That should handle your machete.

Not the Everyday Messenger.

Link | Posted on Aug 21, 2021 at 20:38 UTC
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nathantw: I just use Tenba and ONA and be done with it.

I've got one of the Tenba Discovery shoulder bags, and it's great for transport and storage. I suppose the Cineluxe series is the closest thing to it they make now?

Link | Posted on Aug 21, 2021 at 19:46 UTC

I'm looking to replace a Vanguard Oslo bag because I no longer trust the zippers. They simply weren't heavy-duty enough for the job.
How are the zippers on the new Vanguard VEO bags?

Link | Posted on Aug 21, 2021 at 19:00 UTC as 69th comment
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kierenlon: They are all way to big and bulky. I just use a canvas tote bag these days. Cost £3, weighs maybe 200g, doesn't draw attention. Its replaced my think-tank retrospective 5.
Belroy do nicer nylon totes with pouches but if the intent is carry weight then a pack pack or roller suitcase are more practical IMHO.

There are some neat-looking military surplus bags available if you like canvas and leather, and at a fraction of the price as camera bags. But they lack padding, compartments, zippers...
A backpack is the opposite of practical if you can't access the camera gear without taking the pack off.

Link | Posted on Aug 21, 2021 at 18:53 UTC
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Bobthearch: A comment on the video: Very watchable. The 'tablet' was clever. The machete was a bit silly; could have used a tripod.

Regarding the bags, ugh, so expensive. No way it costs that much to manufacture. Some of those must have 90% profit margins.
Any bag with a main compartment that doesn't zip closed is immediately eliminated from consideration. Ditto any bags with outside pockets and pouches that don't zip. I also filter shopping searches to include only bags with weather covers.

@mujana
No, I would not consider a Billingham bag.

Link | Posted on Aug 21, 2021 at 18:32 UTC

A comment on the video: Very watchable. The 'tablet' was clever. The machete was a bit silly; could have used a tripod.

Regarding the bags, ugh, so expensive. No way it costs that much to manufacture. Some of those must have 90% profit margins.
Any bag with a main compartment that doesn't zip closed is immediately eliminated from consideration. Ditto any bags with outside pockets and pouches that don't zip. I also filter shopping searches to include only bags with weather covers.

Link | Posted on Aug 21, 2021 at 18:16 UTC as 74th comment | 5 replies
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Mikho: I used to love this kind of bags, but every time after buying realized that it just kills my shoulder fully packed. So, I switched to a backpack. Even 6L Peak Design Everyday Sling — not the biggest one — packed with heavy gear after a full day becomes a burden. Can't imagine wearing a 10L Sling fully packed the whole day. And definitely, 13L Peak Design Everyday Messenger bag when packed with gear is just too heavy for one shoulder.

The problem with backpacks is multiple:
Many are poorly designed - straps, ergonomics, etc.;
Too small for both hiking gear and camera gear;
How to access the camera/lenses when hiking;
Camera backbacks are grossly overpriced.

With a shoulder bag I can wear it ~with~ a backpack or daypack. Some heavier camera gear I don't need to access can go in the backpack. I can drop the backpack and walk around with just the camera bag.

Link | Posted on Aug 21, 2021 at 18:10 UTC
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piratejabez: I came here for samples :)

I was sad there was no gallery.

Link | Posted on Aug 15, 2021 at 18:38 UTC
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seri_art: I must be missing something, because I don't "get" the appeal of this. Can someone explain why people like this?

If you had asked why anyone would want to pay $400 for this, THAT is a good question.
There's got to be some $20 eBay facsimiles.

Link | Posted on Aug 13, 2021 at 03:18 UTC
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seri_art: I must be missing something, because I don't "get" the appeal of this. Can someone explain why people like this?

Because it's the precursor of photography, technology from a thousand years ago. I can't imagine anyone so un-curious as to *not* want to try it for themselves.

Link | Posted on Aug 13, 2021 at 03:15 UTC

Wow, of the set there is only one that I would consider "ordinary." The rest are both interesting and aesthetically outstanding.
A huge Thumbs-Up from me.

Link | Posted on Jul 22, 2021 at 22:14 UTC as 33rd comment
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RED i: No Linux pffst no thanks, 1999 was a long time ago,

What other commercial photo editors are available for Linux?
On1, Photoshop, Affinity, Paintshop Pro, DxO... which ones???

Link | Posted on Jul 21, 2021 at 02:58 UTC
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Strobist: An observation,

The horse and cart photograph seems to be the new black after the old "wrinkly smoking asian man" cliché /Pastiche seems too has faded from public interest.

Might we see a renaissance of the old joke/cliché "crying boy"?
(a Giovanni Bragolin touge in cheek / prank photograph style)

Oh what I would love to see an art museum have a exebithtion of all three types above.

-Most fun would be to see if the critics could hold a straight face, of just flat burst out in laughter :-)

Gatekeeper was the most cliched of the bunch.

Link | Posted on Jul 18, 2021 at 22:21 UTC
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DGrinb: I might be terribly wrong, but nowadays each photo should be accompanied by a bunch of text, needs to be explained, otherwise will be just scrolled. It's becoming "all about story", not "all about photo".
IMO, photo needs to go back where it's a masterpiece by itself, standalone art, self-explanatory, when you look at it you can't take eyes off it, just stunned by it.
Where author needed effort, skill and best timing.
Not happening anymore most of the time.

"Storm", "Iron", "Children" are the best in "all about photo" context.

Most of these stand alone very well, no explanation needed.

Link | Posted on Jul 18, 2021 at 22:18 UTC
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SridharC: In photo contests, they should be a rule - no after processing. But great photos though!

@doctor digi
There is, but I didn't mind. It's one of my favorites from the set.

Link | Posted on Jul 18, 2021 at 22:15 UTC
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mcshan: I like 14 because it reminds me of the end of Bergman's The Seventh Seal.

Or some sort of Fellini-esque parade.
Either way, it's one of the good ones.

Link | Posted on Jul 18, 2021 at 22:14 UTC
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BrexitDefCom3: If you want to own the copyright to a photograph, take it yourself! If you did not take it yourself, you do NOT own, and in fact CANNOT own the copyright, because you did not create the work.
Does this make sense?
In the same way you cannot own copyright of any work of art merely by possessing it or printing it, or, as in Music, performing & recording it, unless you wrote the thing!!

Unless you're taking photographs as part of your job. In that case the company owns the photos.
That's in the US.

Link | Posted on Jul 14, 2021 at 23:52 UTC
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GA_Photographer: In the United States, they most certainly do have copyright of every image at time of capture. The only way to not have copyright is if there is some contract that states otherwise.

PDL is correct, and it's not just for journalists either. If you're asked to take photos at work as part of your ordinary duties, the company owns the copyright.

Link | Posted on Jul 14, 2021 at 23:50 UTC

Why the UV coatings, are they mounting film cameras on the drone?

Link | Posted on May 18, 2021 at 16:20 UTC as 1st comment
On article Opinion: Do we really need all those buttons and dials? (890 comments in total)
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Dennis from Florida: I just had a horrible shoot when I realized the AF/M on the lens was on manual and I had "animal" eye on as well. Sometimes buttons are a burden

With labeled buttons you can quickly glance over the camera and see what's-what.
How long would it take to find all of those same settings via menu-diving?

Link | Posted on May 8, 2021 at 18:44 UTC
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