elmo

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"...suffered an injury after being hit in the knee by a cameraman..."

The accusation does not pass the smell test. It almost a sure thing that the player careened into the photographer. At worst, the photographer may have made a clumsy or counterproductive attempt to get out of the way.

Likely, the accusation came after 3rd or 4th hand reports mashed up an initial witness account.

Link | Posted on Nov 29, 2017 at 17:46 UTC as 31st comment | 3 replies
On article Shooting with a used DSLR kit that cost me just $80 (284 comments in total)
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Pixnat2: An eye opener for the young generation :

Buy a 200$ phone for social medias, and a 80$ DSLR kit for taking nice pictures and improving your photography.

You'll got access to both worlds for 280$, rather than spending 900$ for the latest phone with so-so IQ.

And as a bonus, you'll make your parents happy ;-)

@junk1, I'm using the gen1 LTE version of Moto G. On the monthly service, though, I am paying $55 a month to Cricket for 12GB high speed data. But, that is my only internet! No home plan for more dollars. Yeah, I don't watch a lot of video.

Link | Posted on Oct 13, 2017 at 16:27 UTC
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Saurat: Lol, well I suppose if one is stupid enough to buy a Leica one is also stupid enough to buy this. I will make do with a Lidl plastic bag like most pros.

May be referring to the models that -- if not for the red dot -- would be Panasonics, at Panasonic prices.

Link | Posted on Oct 7, 2017 at 10:06 UTC
On photo Classical Shopping in the Vintage challenge (2 comments in total)

Sheesh, what an ambitious panorama. Looks good. How many degrees around are we seeing?

Link | Posted on Oct 2, 2017 at 02:44 UTC as 1st comment | 1 reply
On challenge Pet expressions (4 comments in total)
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NOWHITELENS: A LOT OF ENTRIES HAVE NO WHITE FRAME ?!?!

Rule says "white border." I think they all qualify, some with just a thin white line.

Link | Posted on Sep 28, 2017 at 00:29 UTC
On photo Cows Cowering Under Rare California Super Cell in the -The Old Cows- challenge (5 comments in total)
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rugosa: Great shot but why use f/20 with a 10.5mm lens? You could have used a way larger aperture + a lot lower ISO, resulting in great depth of field, fast enough shutter speed and a a lot less noise.

My guess: In a great hurry to get something recorded before everything changes, with settings left over from previous setup. We've all done that.

Nice photo!

Link | Posted on Sep 24, 2017 at 21:51 UTC
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elmo: I'm not in favor of pollution. But, it's hard to consider this particular instance "tragic," with the seahorse using the swab to its advantage.

@Graham Austin - Absolutely not. Let me quote myself: "I'm not in favor of pollution." I dispute use of the word "tragic," and I note that that this seahorse, at this moment in time, is doing just fine. "This is the story behind that tragic, viral photo of a seahorse holding a Q-tip" ...no. The photo may imply tragic circumstances, but it does not depict "tragic," -- it is not a "tragic, viral photo"

Link | Posted on Sep 21, 2017 at 10:58 UTC
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elmo: I'm not in favor of pollution. But, it's hard to consider this particular instance "tragic," with the seahorse using the swab to its advantage.

@Tim C.
Really, Tim? Maybe re-read the 4th paragraph of the story. And, consider: every single thing that seahorse ever does goes toward its survival, including voluntarily latching onto that swab.

Link | Posted on Sep 19, 2017 at 19:53 UTC

I'm not in favor of pollution. But, it's hard to consider this particular instance "tragic," with the seahorse using the swab to its advantage.

Link | Posted on Sep 19, 2017 at 17:27 UTC as 47th comment | 7 replies
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Daft Punk: I have never seen anyone using one of these out in the field.

Anyone with experience care to share what they are like ?

I've use an older mirror lens a bit, years ago, on a Canon 1D. Mark Banas covered the issues pretty well.

Still, I would like to shoot with one occasionally. I had looked at picking one up on Ebay. That had been problematic: the old, legendary Vivitar (Series 1, if memory serves) mirror lenses cost stoopid money; other older mirror lenses were of mostly questionable quality, and their mirror coatings tend to degrade over the years; the newer stuff were all no-name Chinese lenses of dubious quality.

I might consider a mirror lens from Kenko-Tokina, if the price is right.

Link | Posted on Sep 12, 2017 at 21:38 UTC
On photo 2012.05.20 Annular Eclipse in Texas in the Eclipse challenge (3 comments in total)

Nice one. Probably better for not showing the entire ring... not cliche.

Link | Posted on Sep 8, 2017 at 19:27 UTC as 2nd comment

I can't tell what I'm looking at -- up by the kid's hands. It looks like maybe a bird, but, I can not resolve it. So, what is it, and, is it something that the faker added as an "enhancement" to the stock photo that she "bought?"

Link | Posted on Sep 5, 2017 at 16:47 UTC as 49th comment
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elmo: I won't pretend that I grasped (or care deeply about grasping) all of the details on equivalence. BUT, isn't this incorrect:

"So, since a 50mm F2 lens used on APS-C behaves equivalently to a 75mm F3 lens on full-frame, we can see that a full-frame camera with a 75mm F2 could receive up to one and a sixth stops more light, if you opened the lens up to its maximum aperture."

Shouldn't that be "1 and 6 tenths stops more light"?

@ NameFinder -- Thanks! I would think that some derivation of 1 and a sixth stops should have been provided in the article.

Link | Posted on Aug 23, 2017 at 16:41 UTC

I won't pretend that I grasped (or care deeply about grasping) all of the details on equivalence. BUT, isn't this incorrect:

"So, since a 50mm F2 lens used on APS-C behaves equivalently to a 75mm F3 lens on full-frame, we can see that a full-frame camera with a 75mm F2 could receive up to one and a sixth stops more light, if you opened the lens up to its maximum aperture."

Shouldn't that be "1 and 6 tenths stops more light"?

Link | Posted on Aug 23, 2017 at 16:09 UTC as 79th comment | 5 replies
On article Shooting the solar eclipse at DPReview headquarters (58 comments in total)
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fyngyrz: Here you go: Handheld Canon EOS 6D with the Canon 200mm f2.8L, no filter (except for the IR shot), just a few clouds, high shutter speed, low ISO, lens stopped down (f13, f16), live view, manual focus at infinity or thereabouts. We weren't in the 100% zone, so I have no corona shots (sob.)

https://www.flickr.com/photos/fyngyrz/albums/72157687806414306

No damage to the camera, no risk to the eyes - live view can't hurt the eyes. I just shot offsides, quickly, so that the optical viewfinder was well off-angle to my eyes.

Nice. The clouds make the partial eclipse shot much more interesting.

Link | Posted on Aug 22, 2017 at 17:37 UTC
On article How to buy used gear (and not get burned) (141 comments in total)
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Negative287: Look, buying and selling gear is extremely simple.

Go to Fred Miranda's website and sign up for the upload service. Then buy and sell only to reputable individuals with good feed back on the forums.

The problem is that FM is insular, and it's hard for a newbie to become accepted there. If you make it your home on the interwebs for all things photo, participate in the forums, etc. you'll do fine. If you go just for the buy-sell, you will likely be frustrated.

Link | Posted on Aug 21, 2017 at 02:13 UTC
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aramgrg: Canon is slowly moving to high-end and super low-end only markets. It has nothing to say to enthusiasts.

I dunno -- I've been out of the Canon ecosystem for 6 or 8 years. I was pleasantly surprised by the 70-300 IS II Nano. I want to avoid going the L route this time, and, that lens looks like a great solution for enthusiasts. (I didn't care for the previous 70-300 non-L incarnation.) The 50mm STM is a nice upgrade to the Nifty Fifty. And, there are some EF-S lenses that seem to have great reputations.

Link | Posted on Aug 16, 2017 at 22:24 UTC
On photo An Evening in Bruges in the Around the World - Cities challenge (3 comments in total)

Nice image. I think I finally see how Dr. Seuss got the idea to make dwellings that looked top-heavy and tilted outward.

Link | Posted on Aug 4, 2017 at 00:27 UTC as 1st comment

I like all of these photos. Favorite is the whirling dervish. I note that the copy editing or proofreading on the entire set is abysmal.

Link | Posted on Aug 2, 2017 at 15:33 UTC as 15th comment | 1 reply

...bringing new meaning to "street photography".

It had to be said.

Link | Posted on Jul 13, 2017 at 16:29 UTC as 37th comment
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