Erick L

Lives in Canada Montreal, Quebec, Canada, Canada
Has a website at http://www.borealphoto.com
Joined on Aug 17, 2006

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The magnifying glass trick is pretty clever.

Butter is for the 1%. Regular folks use margarine.

Link | Posted on Nov 11, 2018 at 16:28 UTC as 18th comment
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malabito: Many Sonys and Fujis :)

ML are smaller and can be placed in tighter spots for traps.

Some DSLR use power to brighten the viewfinder. I used to remove the battery in my Nikon to save power because they wouldn't last a trip.

Mirrorless batteries should last just as long with the screen and EVF off. It comes down to the battery itself. I say "should" because I've never done real test, but I did plenty of time-lapse with both DSLR and ML and got similar amount of shots.

Link | Posted on Nov 11, 2018 at 07:19 UTC
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malabito: Many Sonys and Fujis :)

You might find this interesting: https://youtu.be/osrxJAU0tec?t=729

Link | Posted on Nov 11, 2018 at 05:13 UTC
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Erick L: Interesting. I think that's what entry-level mirrorless should be.

A bit strange if it does have a 4/3 sensor and a EF mount though. A 180° tilt/flip up screen and some hard buttons would make it very tempting. Even better, make the three usual buttons clickety dials, like some of the Panasonic.

I just added a selfie screen and hard buttons. It's just as simple as it was without them. Replace the GX850 with it.

Link | Posted on Nov 6, 2018 at 01:03 UTC
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malabito: Many Sonys and Fujis :)

Have you ever done wildlife photography? What do you mean by "following your subject for hours?"

Here's a shot with an old mirrorless, using the LCD screen and a wide angle. I was out there for 7 days and didn't run out of power. I must be some kind of wizard, right?

https://www.dpreview.com/galleries/5243927344/photos/2487994/hoary-marmot

Link | Posted on Nov 1, 2018 at 13:38 UTC

Interesting. I think that's what entry-level mirrorless should be.

A bit strange if it does have a 4/3 sensor and a EF mount though. A 180° tilt/flip up screen and some hard buttons would make it very tempting. Even better, make the three usual buttons clickety dials, like some of the Panasonic.

Link | Posted on Nov 1, 2018 at 13:10 UTC as 26th comment | 2 replies
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malabito: Many Sonys and Fujis :)

I won't claim that mirrorless have longer battery life, but the A9 with the grip does (according to CIPA). No need to point out that you can add grips to DSLRs too.

On the other hand, saying wildlife photography relies on battery life is complete BS.

Link | Posted on Nov 1, 2018 at 12:13 UTC
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OrdinarilyInordinate: Samsung Galaxy NX?.. At least Galaxy NX had a viewfinder and it was still a commercial flop.

Samsung failed at cameras period.

Link | Posted on Nov 1, 2018 at 11:58 UTC
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malabito: Many Sonys and Fujis :)

Mirrorless battery lasts a long time if you don't use it. Same if you don't use the screen or EVF, like for a timelapse. I've used DSLRs before and batteries don't last at -25°C regardless of camera type.

My comment about supertele is just a jab... but it's true that the best wildlife photography is often done with shorter lenses. There are plenty of long lenses for mirrorless anyway. vscd is obviously the bedroom photographer he makes fun of.

Link | Posted on Oct 29, 2018 at 10:49 UTC
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goactive: Not a single Fuji camera shot image most all Nikon and Canon and no sony. Seems about right.

vscd, you obviously own both Sony and Fuji then.

Link | Posted on Oct 29, 2018 at 02:25 UTC
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malabito: Many Sonys and Fujis :)

Actually, the best wildlife photography is done with shorter lenses, showing behaviour and/or the environment. Supertele are for those who are afraid to get down and dirty.

As for power, those mirrorless that can be powered via USB are better for camera traps and in the winter, when you can keep a power pack in your jacket.

Link | Posted on Oct 29, 2018 at 02:24 UTC
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Belgarchi: 1,000 years to prove that climate change is a hoax... too slow! (-:) (-:) (-:)

A bunch of sea ice models vs measured, from a denier's site: https://4k4oijnpiu3l4c3h-zippykid.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/figure-9.png

The red dotted line is the projection made by non-scientists after the low of 2012. Deniers use this to say models are wrong. Just like the sea level, reality is closer to the worst case scenario,

The orange dotted line is the denier's projection, which looks ridiculous with that huge curve up based on a couple of years. It's like saying summer won't happen because a few days in March were warmer than all of April.

Link | Posted on Oct 26, 2018 at 17:35 UTC
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Belgarchi: 1,000 years to prove that climate change is a hoax... too slow! (-:) (-:) (-:)

"The problem, I believe, is that I am in a peninsula"

This is an example of what I mean by people not reading forecasts properly. They're not made for your little backyard.

"There is not one valid global climate model"

Sea level, projected vs measured: https://static.skepticalscience.com/images/SLR_models_obs.gif

Link | Posted on Oct 26, 2018 at 17:20 UTC
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Belgarchi: 1,000 years to prove that climate change is a hoax... too slow! (-:) (-:) (-:)

Another thing is to listen to actual scientists working on the subject.

Watch "Merchants of Doubt" and see how deniers sway opinions.

fmian, why do you think nature is likely compensating? Because it "feels right"? What is more likely is that we're triggering natural warming processes (positive feedbacks) and we can't stop those.

Link | Posted on Oct 26, 2018 at 11:56 UTC
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Belgarchi: 1,000 years to prove that climate change is a hoax... too slow! (-:) (-:) (-:)

Belgarchi, I work in a weather station and I'm still surprised how good forecasters are. If there's one thing I've learned is that people don't even know their own weather and/or don't read forecasts properly.

Some years ago, it was common knowledge that we had a cloudy month of May. News anchors would comment about it when going on air. The collective feeling was so strong that inspectors came to check our sunshine numbers, which were well above average. Well, the inspector did find an error. One full sunny day was missing! After, I checked observations for every day... it rained only on weekends when people care about the weather.

Link | Posted on Oct 26, 2018 at 11:40 UTC
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Belgarchi: 1,000 years to prove that climate change is a hoax... too slow! (-:) (-:) (-:)

Of course it makes sense to you since you had your mind made up. He said himself that he doesn't know much about it.

The expression "climate change" predates "global warming". A republican denier actually said "climate change" should be used because it sounds less scary. It's also preferred in general because idiots think "global warming" means the temperature will increase by 1-2° evenly everywhere.

Link | Posted on Oct 26, 2018 at 03:40 UTC
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josh bailey: Everyone is bagging this idea but I bet you would sit still to see what the result is had it been 1000 years today. ;)

"The Millennium Camera's thousand-year-long photographic exposure, taken between 2018 - 3018, not only shows the view in front of the camera, but also records how it develops over time, revealing dynamics ranging from urban development to climate change."

That explains why it isn't a failed idea.

"but also records how it develops over time"

It doesn't explain anything. It's just a pinhole camera using a single long exposure so the result will be a bunch of ghostly images, more likely a mess.

Link | Posted on Oct 26, 2018 at 03:14 UTC
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Belgarchi: 1,000 years to prove that climate change is a hoax... too slow! (-:) (-:) (-:)

You can see Balog's work elsewhere if Ted scares you. "Chasing Ice" is a movie about it.

Link | Posted on Oct 26, 2018 at 02:57 UTC
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I have a dream: Even then, there will still be people saying "There is no proof the climate is changing".

Adam2 - Those issues aren't disputed at all. It's just another deniers' talking point to create doubt where there is none.

Link | Posted on Oct 25, 2018 at 20:08 UTC
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sapple: Why do bag makers create a bag capable of holding 30+ lbs of equipment and then neglect to have a waist belt!!?? It's like they never walked around with that much equipment for more than 6 hours. Seriously if you stuff this bag full you will miss that belt pretty darn quickly. Trying to ape military style with something so obviously unsuited for long term usuage tells me this was designed by someone targeting a sterotype they don't even belong to.

You can't fit anywhere near 30lbs of equipment in those.

Link | Posted on Oct 14, 2018 at 13:03 UTC
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