6bender

Lives in United States Western, United States
Works as a Environmental
Joined on Apr 5, 2009

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John Koch: Could they be the same troupe that pulled off the 2016 heist at Keeble & Shuchat?

So many camera stores seem to go through the same sequence: declining sales, a Mission Impossible theft, and then closure. Their shelves and cabinets are full of things that sell slowly, if at all. No more film developing. Lower demand for prints. Most of the "customers" come only to scout stuff they later buy online. It becomes impossible to meet the payroll, so people get dismissed and disgruntled.

The dilemma for the insurance adjusters is that the inventories may list legacy gear that is hard to corroborate, if gone or destroyed, or whose 2017 street price might be a fraction of the 1997 or 2007 list price.

This store just moved into a newer larger location this past summer. It does very well and is well stocked with plenty of high end gear. Every time I have been there it was busy. It's a two hour drive from where I live but worth it to get hands on with gear before purchase. Their prices are competitive with online merchants so I much rather buy from where I can try and compare gear. I tired of buying gear online just to even see it.

Link | Posted on Mar 22, 2017 at 23:21 UTC

Dang, I like that store. They just moved into that location this past summer. It's in more of a warehouse type location compared to their old store which was in a denser urban area. Probably made it easier to perform the heist.

Link | Posted on Mar 22, 2017 at 23:14 UTC as 11th comment
On photo One Bad Apple in the fruit challenge (1 comment in total)

Almost made last place!

Link | Posted on Mar 12, 2017 at 04:33 UTC as 1st comment
On article Hands-on with Ricoh's compact Pentax KP (634 comments in total)
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Robert Garcia NYC: It needs a few pancake primes to go along with it. Also, where is my Ricoh GR iii?

Fast primes and revamped SDM lenses. The lack of a fast "normal" and moderate wide-angle aps-c specific lenses are the reason I left Pentax for Fujifilm. My guess is their next aps-c lens will be yet another 4-5.6 zoom.

Link | Posted on Jan 26, 2017 at 14:16 UTC
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steven8217: On Fisherman on the Dam, I wonder why there are light reflections on the water when the light source (perhaps street light?) are behind the dam? Unless the light source are right on top of the dam?
An interesting light source that can illuminate the face of all 3 fisherman?
Also interesting for all 3 fisherman to spread their leg that far apart at the same time in normal walking posture?
Is there an additional layer of texture on the upper part of the photo?
Overall it seems like a stage outdoor type of stage <studio light> shot.

Staged was the first thing I thought.

Link | Posted on Sep 18, 2016 at 03:58 UTC
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sh10453: I don't see how # 3 (the cave) is related to weather, or how it got 2nd prise, but that's just a personal opinion.

I agree. I also don't think it's that great of a photo compared to similar "cave" photos I have seen. There are a number of the runner-ups that were far more deserving.

Link | Posted on Sep 18, 2016 at 03:56 UTC
On article Interview: Landscape photography master Charlie Waite (29 comments in total)

Wow, an article with photos and no gear talk or ads!

Link | Posted on Sep 6, 2016 at 15:48 UTC as 24th comment | 1 reply
On article Readers' Showcase: Steven James Martin (48 comments in total)
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BobYIL: Another lesson for those of us who think their photography would improve proportional to what they spend for it...

Agree. Should end all of the gear arguments. Just get out and shoot!

Link | Posted on Mar 26, 2016 at 16:26 UTC

Soon to be replaced by Walgreens and AutoZones :-(

Link | Posted on Jan 24, 2016 at 23:34 UTC as 7th comment | 3 replies
On photo home2roost in the Landscape Photos in a Vertical Format challenge (4 comments in total)

This should have been 1st. Beautiful photo.

Link | Posted on Jan 22, 2016 at 00:24 UTC as 1st comment | 1 reply
On photo Vermont Hills in the Minimal landscape challenge (2 comments in total)
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Five Piece: That's a nice shot.

Thank you

Link | Posted on Apr 22, 2015 at 02:30 UTC
On photo The Old Market Place. in the Mobile phone pic challenge (2 comments in total)

Way better image than a sunset. Well done.

Link | Posted on Mar 7, 2015 at 04:31 UTC as 1st comment
On article Canon EOS 7D Mark II: A professional's opinion (502 comments in total)
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Wes Syposz: she never really explains why she prefers a FF...

Focal length is the same no matter what camera she uses. A 300mm is a 300mm on 135 or aps-c formats. The angle of view varies.

Link | Posted on Oct 22, 2014 at 20:47 UTC
On photo dor_knocker in the Door knockers I challenge (1 comment in total)

Should have been the winner. Well done!

Link | Posted on Dec 6, 2013 at 19:42 UTC as 1st comment
On photo ant symmetry in the Ants #2 challenge (14 comments in total)

I'm glad they are small! Great pic.

Link | Posted on Oct 26, 2013 at 19:26 UTC as 8th comment
On photo Curve Appeal in the Musical Instrument challenge (9 comments in total)
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dranandsonu: excellent. Love light and composition too

Thanks

Link | Posted on Oct 12, 2013 at 16:53 UTC
On photo Curve Appeal in the Musical Instrument challenge (9 comments in total)
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Greg VdB: Very classy shot, beautifully composed. What was the light source? A monitor or something?

Good call, it was my LCD television. Shot in the early morning before I went to work. The TV was the only light source and it was constantly changing in color and intensity.

Link | Posted on Oct 12, 2013 at 16:52 UTC
On photo Violin & apple in the Musical Instrument challenge (2 comments in total)

Lovely image. I like the "old master" tonality.

Link | Posted on Oct 12, 2013 at 03:44 UTC as 1st comment
On photo Curve Appeal in the Musical Instrument challenge (9 comments in total)

Thanks everybody!

Link | Posted on Oct 12, 2013 at 03:42 UTC as 3rd comment
On photo Curve Appeal in the Musical Instrument challenge (9 comments in total)
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JackM: Awesome. Ibanez?

Sell this to a night club.

Thanks. It's actually a USA Dean Hardtail. It's got the curves!

Link | Posted on Oct 12, 2013 at 03:42 UTC
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