Bmark

Lives in United States St Louis, United States
Works as a Tax Accounting
Joined on Jan 9, 2006
About me:

My plan is to continue to build an assortment of quality Nikon and third-party lenses. I shoot everything related to nature, landscapes, animals, birds, flowers, insects, etc.

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On article Lexar acquired by Chinese flash storage maker Longsys (79 comments in total)
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Badbatz: Meh.
Never bought anything branded Lexar after their card blew up irreversibly, no recovery possible, not even by the pros, many, many a moon ago in my then-new Canon 40D.
It's SanDisk all the way from that point on with zero issues.

You get what you give. LOL

Link | Posted on Sep 1, 2017 at 18:27 UTC
On article Lexar acquired by Chinese flash storage maker Longsys (79 comments in total)
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Badbatz: Meh.
Never bought anything branded Lexar after their card blew up irreversibly, no recovery possible, not even by the pros, many, many a moon ago in my then-new Canon 40D.
It's SanDisk all the way from that point on with zero issues.

Yes, but Badbatz was speaking out against Lexar in favor of SanDisk and SanDisk does not make them. You know that ... right?

Link | Posted on Sep 1, 2017 at 18:02 UTC
On article Lexar acquired by Chinese flash storage maker Longsys (79 comments in total)
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Badbatz: Meh.
Never bought anything branded Lexar after their card blew up irreversibly, no recovery possible, not even by the pros, many, many a moon ago in my then-new Canon 40D.
It's SanDisk all the way from that point on with zero issues.

Where do you get XQD cards?

Link | Posted on Sep 1, 2017 at 16:08 UTC

They are just insuring that a good number of photographers will show up. If I lived in that area I certainly would try.

Link | Posted on Aug 9, 2017 at 21:05 UTC as 32nd comment | 1 reply

Drone photography sounds interesting but there are so many places where drones are prohibited and expanding all the time. There certainly are those and other limitations (flight time, payload, etc.) and I'm wondering if after experimenting with drone photography if it would continue to be interesting and something that I want to pursue. To do it right it is not an inexpensive endeavor.

Link | Posted on Aug 9, 2017 at 14:30 UTC as 50th comment
On article Galaxy Note 8 to feature 3x zoom dual-camera (25 comments in total)

Someone notify Vic Gundotra

Link | Posted on Aug 1, 2017 at 15:58 UTC as 9th comment

Because that's what we need, more people taking selfies.

Link | Posted on Jul 19, 2017 at 14:46 UTC as 4th comment

I've always used PCs and from my perspective the main driver has always been cost. I presently use a Lenovo Yoga which has equivalent specs to a Macbook pro but costs $1,000 less. I considered the Dell but they too were more pricey with the same specs.
The touchscreen is nice, I don't use it much for photo editing but when I'm using other apps it comes in handy.

Link | Posted on Jul 18, 2017 at 12:30 UTC as 143rd comment
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Bmark: To me this is a yawn and potentially displaces other articles that we might find more useful. I'm not sure what motivates people to take the effort to accomplish something that is not really useful or does not push us forward.

You are entitled to that opinion but remember, you asked.

Link | Posted on Jul 10, 2017 at 14:46 UTC
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Bmark: To me this is a yawn and potentially displaces other articles that we might find more useful. I'm not sure what motivates people to take the effort to accomplish something that is not really useful or does not push us forward.

Well, now you're starting to get personal which to me is a place you don't want to and shouldn't go.

I do understand it but just like you are entitled to marvel at this gameboy experiment and comment on that marvel, I am permitted to voice my opinion as well.

Photography is a hobby for me but I have a very demanding occupation and so I don't get to do it as often as I'd like. Different people may have different amounts of time to advance their photography and I do what I can. Did anyone ever tell you that you should not assume? Makes you look petty and not that knowledgeable at all.

Not that I owe you anything but just to prove a point. I'm an active member in my local camera club and have this year reached the level of salon class in the nature category and I've both presented topics, like underwater photography, and judged competitions. July 2016 I attended a photography workshop in Katmai, Alaska and I learned additional processing techniques.

Link | Posted on Jul 10, 2017 at 13:44 UTC
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Bmark: To me this is a yawn and potentially displaces other articles that we might find more useful. I'm not sure what motivates people to take the effort to accomplish something that is not really useful or does not push us forward.

We will just have to agree to disagree. DPreview is primarily about equipment and some of the latest techniques. They review new equipment and there are many forums where people primarily discuss this new equipment. I certainly don't see them review a gameboy camera.

Sure, most people enjoy their photography and that is why they do it, but I don't come to DPreview to read about Gameboy photography. If you do and that is what you enjoy then great for you, but it is not for me.

Why is is so difficult for some to understand that we do not share the same opinions or interests??

Link | Posted on Jul 10, 2017 at 12:24 UTC
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Bmark: To me this is a yawn and potentially displaces other articles that we might find more useful. I'm not sure what motivates people to take the effort to accomplish something that is not really useful or does not push us forward.

AustinMN, no disagreement with your right to defend it or to like it but I think you cross the line if you throw personal insults around and that is what I think WayneHuangPhoto did with their response.

We have differences of opinion and I personally read materials on this site to learn and increase my knowledge. If someone decides to undertake a project because it is fun for them that is their business but I have no interest and don't really want to see the article occupying the top spot on the site and I'm providing that feedback. Maybe I'll see if can create fire by rubbing two rocks together, think I should post the results??

Link | Posted on Jul 7, 2017 at 18:11 UTC
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Bmark: To me this is a yawn and potentially displaces other articles that we might find more useful. I'm not sure what motivates people to take the effort to accomplish something that is not really useful or does not push us forward.

"Feeling dense" certainly seems like a derogatory comment to me. If you meant something different it was not received.

Link | Posted on Jul 7, 2017 at 12:22 UTC
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Bmark: To me this is a yawn and potentially displaces other articles that we might find more useful. I'm not sure what motivates people to take the effort to accomplish something that is not really useful or does not push us forward.

Fantastic that you enjoy it, but just as you have a right to post that you enjoy it, I have a right to post that I see no value in it.

Link | Posted on Jul 6, 2017 at 20:52 UTC
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Bmark: To me this is a yawn and potentially displaces other articles that we might find more useful. I'm not sure what motivates people to take the effort to accomplish something that is not really useful or does not push us forward.

Do you have a problem with my comment?? It is an open forum and that is an expression of my feeling, I see no worth in this article or the effort, just like I see no worth in your comment.

Link | Posted on Jul 6, 2017 at 19:51 UTC

To me this is a yawn and potentially displaces other articles that we might find more useful. I'm not sure what motivates people to take the effort to accomplish something that is not really useful or does not push us forward.

Link | Posted on Jul 6, 2017 at 15:28 UTC as 14th comment | 15 replies

I have one of their anniversary tripods that was back when they were aluminum. I think it is the 80th anniversary addition and it no longer locks solid enough to hold much weight.

I bought it on sale at the local camera shop when it was new. It was a good tripod and ball head but I think it should have lasted longer and I never liked the fact that Gitzo uses proprietary plates.

Link | Posted on Jun 20, 2017 at 11:59 UTC as 29th comment

At what point do we just skip the camera and invent the photo? To me, real photography is capturing the best photo one can capture in the camera and then using post processing to adjust the photo to equate what the eye actually sees (since the camera cannot see what the eye sees).

Link | Posted on Jun 16, 2017 at 12:32 UTC as 11th comment
On article Google will no longer develop Nik Collection (391 comments in total)

I use the Nik collection primarily for removing noise and localized exposure and contrast adjustment and then final sharpening. I presume we can continue to use them with existing functionality but eventually will be forced to move to another platform.

Link | Posted on May 30, 2017 at 14:55 UTC as 240th comment
On article Sony a9 Full Review: Mirrorless Redefined (2747 comments in total)
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M Chambers: Note how DP Review always manages to turn a positive Sony headline into a negative story about Sony. God forbid they ever speak ill of Canon or Nikon.

Sounds like some jealously with respect to Nikon and Canon. Facts are facts, the A9 may be a great camera but it does not really offer anything substantial that will make people change platforms, and especially not given the lack of professional lenses.

Link | Posted on Apr 24, 2017 at 20:23 UTC
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