gskolenda

gskolenda

Lives in United States MB, United States
Works as a Photographer/Designer
Has a website at http://www.videoxfactor.com
Joined on Dec 8, 2007

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photogeek: Up to 40TB of storage if you don't care that your files can suddenly be lost to a single drive failure. If you do care, it's considerably less. With such large drives it is recommended to have at least two redundant disks in the array, because a rebuild caused by a single disk failure has a non negligible chance of uncovering problems with other drives.

Wrong! Thats what raid 5 is for redundancy. I have a Synology raid 5 system for over 4 years, I have had one drive failure, All I had to do was open the front cover, pull out the bad drive, insert the new one, tell it to rebuild the raid, and in a few hours it was done! Works flawlessly ! I like this New DS418j unit, I also have two 10 Terabyte drives so I'll just get 3 more kick my system up to 40 TB, and keep a spare on hand. Also the software for this system is awesome, you can create your own Dropbox style cloud storage on your NAS. I highly recommend there products!

Link | Posted on Aug 14, 2017 at 18:07 UTC
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Peter Hayward: Hey that's a really great idea. One would have to watch the edge of a table though or I wonder does the device have edge detection and stop thus preventing a serious calamity?
Put it in a long channel/ tray for runs as long one like, even outside perhaps?
Yep a top idea.

I have a two axis motion system that works on a motorized slider, using a Android App, Works very well. In my app you set a starting position, then set a keyframe, then move to a second position and set that keyframe, No worries about falling off of a table or any type of platform. I'm not sure, but would think they would have the same programming. Looks like a easy to setup product.

Link | Posted on Aug 11, 2017 at 22:51 UTC
On article Composition tips: simplification and negative space (85 comments in total)

Oh my God is this thread Anal!

Link | Posted on Aug 5, 2017 at 17:59 UTC as 29th comment | 4 replies
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Anadrol: In all objectivity:
- The photographer got paid over 6000 USD by the couple, so asking 125 USD for just an album cover seems a bad practice.
Like if someone sells you a car, but you have to pay extra for the windshield !
- But Moldovans should not have gone viral about this.

Difficult to judge without having the facts from A to Z though.

At least in USA a trial is possible, in France "justice" would just laugh at your face...

Personally, They sound like Butt-heads to me! I quit doing weddings many years ago, due to Bridezillas, and wedding consultants.

Link | Posted on Aug 3, 2017 at 18:06 UTC
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Anadrol: In all objectivity:
- The photographer got paid over 6000 USD by the couple, so asking 125 USD for just an album cover seems a bad practice.
Like if someone sells you a car, but you have to pay extra for the windshield !
- But Moldovans should not have gone viral about this.

Difficult to judge without having the facts from A to Z though.

At least in USA a trial is possible, in France "justice" would just laugh at your face...

You can sue in the USA, because we have Too many Lawyers! So they have to make a living. It's all part of marketing, the justice system, it's the American way!

Link | Posted on Aug 2, 2017 at 08:18 UTC
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gskolenda: Well, I'm a happy camper! Got my D750 back from Nikon in 13 days from date shipped to today! Work was done at there New York facility. They replaced the Shutter, Cleaned the Sensor, Updated the Firmware, Adjusted the Auto focus operation, Checked the Communication, and cleaned the outside! I purchased it used with 2053 shutter trips on July 4th, I feel like I have a brand new D750 for one heck of a deal! Very pleased with Nikon so far.

Also, Nikon did not reset the Shutter count to 0.

Link | Posted on Jul 31, 2017 at 22:02 UTC

Well, I'm a happy camper! Got my D750 back from Nikon in 13 days from date shipped to today! Work was done at there New York facility. They replaced the Shutter, Cleaned the Sensor, Updated the Firmware, Adjusted the Auto focus operation, Checked the Communication, and cleaned the outside! I purchased it used with 2053 shutter trips on July 4th, I feel like I have a brand new D750 for one heck of a deal! Very pleased with Nikon so far.

Link | Posted on Jul 31, 2017 at 20:28 UTC as 4th comment | 2 replies

The Red " Hydrogen " is going to change the Smartphone industry period!

Link | Posted on Jul 31, 2017 at 19:11 UTC as 63rd comment | 1 reply
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gskolenda: Just curious, They could have used a ND filter and lowered the aperture out of the double digits, to eliminate diffraction at f16. I know they are shooting 60FPS, that's why the shutter speed is at 125th. I'll just have to go with them on the next ride up!

Explain that?

Link | Posted on Jul 28, 2017 at 18:30 UTC

Just curious, They could have used a ND filter and lowered the aperture out of the double digits, to eliminate diffraction at f16. I know they are shooting 60FPS, that's why the shutter speed is at 125th. I'll just have to go with them on the next ride up!

Link | Posted on Jul 27, 2017 at 23:08 UTC as 30th comment | 5 replies
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Peiasdf: Battery down 1,000mAh versus Z Force so you will spend $80 more buying a Moto battery mod.

How well do you think a Smartphone that was twice as thick as a most phones today, had a better camera and video, and a easy replaceable battery that would last 2-3days, how well would it sell! You couldn't keep them on the shelf!.

Listen up Phone MFG's We don't care about the obsession with thinness, Gives us all longer battery life, between charges and Turbo charging time!!

Link | Posted on Jul 26, 2017 at 05:47 UTC
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mablacksv: Verizon is offering to upgrade my current phone to the Z2 for $360 ($15/mo for 24 months). I was interested until I read no headphone jack. The couldn't give this phone to me for free without a headphone jack.

Sorry, the adapter idea sucks! I have a motoZ and I already lost the adapter, and it's a pain to get another one. I'm not going to carry a set of headphones with me everywhere I take my phone. I do use a set of bluetooth headphones now, They're ok.

Link | Posted on Jul 26, 2017 at 05:36 UTC
On article Ten things we're hoping for from the Nikon D850 (477 comments in total)
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Kainecons: i have a feeling this is gonna be a 5d4 killer...

I have just recently stepped into Nikon, with a used D750, and purchased a few lens's, First FF DSLR, All Canon Crops in the past with a GH3 and a few Sony's for a while. I'm blown away about three features I love on this D750, It's DR, I love Nikon's metering, it just nails exposures, and the high ISO performance is very nice. If Nikon improves these three features dramatically, and does 4K video with a Super 35 Crop on the sensor, I'm ALL IN!

Link | Posted on Jul 25, 2017 at 05:43 UTC
On article Ten things we're hoping for from the Nikon D850 (477 comments in total)
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Bambi24: "4k video"

Maybe Nikon should first figure out how focus for video works. $500 Canon Rebels with Dual Pixel AF focus better during video than $3000 Nikon cameras. What's the point of 4k if your video focus system is worse than that of a smartphone.

Bambi24: I'm sorry but you are dead wrong! 95% of good videographers use manual focus! Have you ever heard of " Pulling Focus" ? GEEEeeeish! All prime cinema lens's are manual focus! I have a D750, and I still use manual focus! Guess what! My video and stills are tack-sharp! And what's the point of 4K! Dude you are clearly unclear!@ Lol

Link | Posted on Jul 25, 2017 at 05:27 UTC
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Stephen McDonald: Interesting how online shopping and selling, which was supposed to sweep across the country and make local stores obsolete, has met its Achilles heel and been chopped-off at the knees, by the inevitable crime element. People are talking about local shopping and person-to-person transactions, as being the only safe choice.

It doesn't appear that all the transactional service companies are stepping up and taking responsibility for their part in these scams. Formerly trusted institutions, even a public-owned one, are being brought into question. I certainly will be looking locally for my next camera, but these stores will have to make it easier to order a full range of models, to be picked up in person, even if they aren't kept in stock.

Just to get you up to speed, The local retail world for major Franchises and Stores are in the middle of a major Retail Bankruptcy wave, with Hundreds of store closings each month, all because of E-Commerce!

Link | Posted on Jul 20, 2017 at 02:46 UTC
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(unknown member): Nikon replaced my D750 after an earlier recall. Now I discover the replacement is being recalled.

I have had it with Nikon. I can't believe people write comments about how decent and proactive the company is in addressing the problem. I've been involved in three previous recalls already with this outfit. They deserve to go out of business.

You sound like a Democrat! LOL!

Link | Posted on Jul 15, 2017 at 23:04 UTC

Well, It's like this for me, Always had Canon Crop sensor cameras and L-Glass. Sold my 7D, and went GH3, That got stolen, So I decided to go to a FF I could afford, Purchased a used D750, $1135.00, with 2100 shutter trips, It seems brand new to me.

I just got it 3 weeks ago, am I disappointed about the recall, Yes! But I'm doing a Jim Carey, and Kicking my But, over not having a Nikon, and a FF camera long ago, Wow! Great Colors, The Best Metering ever, and Great Dynamic Range.

So for me I'll be getting a new shutter, and I think it will be like a brand new camera!
Pretty good deal from Nikon considering it's out of Warranty, and I'm the second owner! So I can't whine much at all.

Link | Posted on Jul 15, 2017 at 21:52 UTC as 30th comment
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straylightrun: Overused words by marketing departments that actually dont mean anything:

- revolutionary
- nanotechnology
- evolution

So, your saying that these words don't have a meaning or definition??

Link | Posted on Jul 7, 2017 at 16:27 UTC
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OlyPent: Why the BLEEP does RED think it's clever, always shrouding the images of their products in darkness?

It's called marketing!! Geeesh!

Link | Posted on Jul 7, 2017 at 16:26 UTC
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Biowizard: So a lump of Al or Ti, containing a non-existent technology (holographic displays have NOT yet been invented), and an algorithm to take carefully recorded stereo music and mangle into a polyphonic mess, is "available for pre-order" for well over a thousand bucks? I guess a lot of #Trump supporters will think it's a great idea ...

Brian

Some of us like to think progressive, and like to help people and business be successful! It's good for the economy, and for setting the bar!

Link | Posted on Jul 7, 2017 at 16:23 UTC
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