pdxtrojan

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Kudos, NG! Keep the cull going!

Link | Posted on Apr 13, 2017 at 07:46 UTC as 145th comment

"And then it happened."

I had to read the text to figure out what exactly "it" was. Wasn't quite sure just from looking at the photos. :/

Link | Posted on Mar 31, 2017 at 14:48 UTC as 17th comment | 1 reply
On article 2016 Challenge of Challenges winners announced (62 comments in total)
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alberto_b: Not impressed - I also voted the image in the original challenge -, since it's heavily oversaturated.

You voted for this image twice, once here and again in the original challenge, even though it's oversaturated and you were not impressed?

Link | Posted on Feb 21, 2017 at 14:41 UTC
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Rob: Professional sites need to stop mispronouncing bokeh. It has always been "bo-KAY." "Bo-KA" was a mispronunciation by those who were ignorant of the term's origin and somehow it caught on.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bokeh

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iqipY-wQaxc

Okay, FLruckas! Oops! I mean, Okah, FLruckas!

Link | Posted on Feb 11, 2017 at 03:01 UTC
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JT26: Cool announcement but shame the 100mm isnt a 135mm... Got a 90 Macro, 85 Batis, 85 GM, 2 x 24-70's... Maybe its a missprint.

Oh. Haha...

Link | Posted on Feb 7, 2017 at 18:25 UTC
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JT26: Cool announcement but shame the 100mm isnt a 135mm... Got a 90 Macro, 85 Batis, 85 GM, 2 x 24-70's... Maybe its a missprint.

You think Sony misprinted 135mm as 100mm five times in their own press release?

Link | Posted on Feb 7, 2017 at 17:03 UTC
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communicat: Meh . . . you guys who live in the first world with your problems.

Your internet connection seems to be working good.

Link | Posted on Jan 17, 2017 at 21:20 UTC
On article Readers' Choice Awards 2016: the winners (49 comments in total)
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CanonKen: *picks jaw from floor* Not a single Sony!? Guess fanboys don't like voting in online polls.

Okay @davesurrey I already get that, but you probably already got that I was talking about total MP, not vertical and horizontal dimensions, so why persist? Just to be argumentative? Obviously the original OP was being tongue-in-cheek, and so was I in my replies, and so were you in yours...so now we have this silly tongue-in-cheek back-and-forth that's long past it's ability to amuse anyone (including myself) and serves no further purpose but to poke fun at so-called "fanboys", which, I suspect, was actually the larger intent of the OP.

I'm always equal parts amused and dismayed when people take the most loosely-connected (and sometimes not even that) opportunities to put down another set of people who might be labeled by some as fanboys. In so doing, they only reveal themselves as fanboys, too, and incredibly insecure ones at that. The one word I think best describes that practice is *pathetic*.

I shoot with an a7RII. It's not perfect, but for my needs I'm very happy with it, far happier than I would be had I stuck with my previous Canon line up. The D500 looks to be a magnificent tool, but not for my specific needs. People who tout its virtues cause me no consternation whatsoever, and I'm happy that they found a camera that suits their needs. They could be shooting Contax, Sigma, Samsung, Hasselblad, whatever...why should anyone else care but the people who own the equipment? What threat does me being happy with my Sony present to people who are happy with their Nikons or CanonKen ostensibly being happy with his Canon rig? Doesn't competition amongst the brands encourage further innovation, advancements, and competitive pricing?

So people can go on *insert camera brand here*-bashing to their heart's content. Doing so obviously fills some critical need for them...

Link | Posted on Jan 5, 2017 at 21:54 UTC
On article Readers' Choice Awards 2016: the winners (49 comments in total)
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CanonKen: *picks jaw from floor* Not a single Sony!? Guess fanboys don't like voting in online polls.

42MP x 50% = 21MP, for the mathematically challenged.

Link | Posted on Jan 5, 2017 at 19:37 UTC
On article Readers' Choice Awards 2016: the winners (49 comments in total)
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CanonKen: *picks jaw from floor* Not a single Sony!? Guess fanboys don't like voting in online polls.

@davesurrey, didn't take me long to customize the buttons to my liking. Now my only issue is whether to crop an exposure in half down to 21MP or just keep it as is... :)

Link | Posted on Jan 5, 2017 at 18:05 UTC
On article Readers' Choice Awards 2016: the winners (49 comments in total)
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CanonKen: *picks jaw from floor* Not a single Sony!? Guess fanboys don't like voting in online polls.

Or maybe they just took year off to shoot with their a7RII's?

https://m.dpreview.com/articles/2761741499/readers-choice-awards-2015-the-winners

Link | Posted on Jan 5, 2017 at 15:44 UTC
On article 2016 DPReview Readers' Best Shots: Things (67 comments in total)

But animals are not things!!! (To all the vegans out there, you're welcome!)

Link | Posted on Jan 3, 2017 at 17:41 UTC as 11th comment | 1 reply
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trulandphoto: The only useful advice should be to look at samples of their work. If you like it, hire them. If you don't, don't hire them. If you can't tell if it's good or not then it really doesn't matter does it.

Logic makes an appearance on the Internet. 8^0

Link | Posted on Dec 29, 2016 at 16:12 UTC

Lol at all these folks taking shots at Sony totally out of context. Talk about some deep-rooted insecurities...!

Link | Posted on Dec 24, 2016 at 20:18 UTC as 15th comment
On article Submit your best shots of 2016! (79 comments in total)
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fwellers: Just a note about the categories. Many people (mainly all Vegans) do not consider animals to be things. They should go into the people category, as anyone that has sentience and is interested in their own life, is a person.
If you can't see that, you should t least be able to see that they are not "things" as is a block of wood or a bottle cap.
Please make a distinction in the categories, to reflect respect for animals. And for Vegans.
Thank you,
Floyd

Vegans are things, too. :D

Link | Posted on Dec 17, 2016 at 21:09 UTC
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Snapper2013: That girl clapping and woohooing is a babe!!!!!

Not gonna lie, there was zero chance I was watching this video. Until I read your comment...

Link | Posted on Nov 12, 2016 at 18:28 UTC
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FLruckas: It's not a makeover if it doesn't include wood.

:-)

Hasselblad will get right on this...

Link | Posted on Oct 11, 2016 at 14:51 UTC
On article Winning images from Red Bull Illume 2016 (89 comments in total)
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Bruno E: The #1 shot is the Rakotz Bridge in North East of Germany. And it's prohibited to cross it, so typical "F... the rules, we're Red Bull" shot.

"Senad and I were on the way to a different location early in the morning, when we passed this scenic spot. We saw a sign from the street and I had some pictures in mind that I’d seen from this bridge on the internet. When we got there the sun was just above the trees and it was lighting up the full color-spectrum of the autumn leaves in a very soft way...

"We jumped back to the car and drove towards our originally planned spot. It was an awesome feeling to have shot this picture with more or less pure luck. Without the sign next to the road, we would have passed one of the nicest photo scenes."

No part of that even remotely suggests premeditation or that permission was sought. Photographer is either a liar, a lawbreaker, or both. Take your pick.

Link | Posted on Oct 9, 2016 at 23:09 UTC
On article Flickr Marketplace image licensing program shuttered (87 comments in total)
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larrytusaz: Maybe I'm weird, but to me Facebook (which is where a lot of people seem to post photos nowadays) is about the sorriest place to post a photo. They are so much more limited than a real photo-hosting site, and with the "tagging" feature people nowadays freak out sometimes when you take their photo at a party enjoying themselves, scared that their boss or such will see it. The 'tagging" of people with their real names, such has made photography so much more awkward in such social situations than it used to be. However, people use them because in fact many times they think it's IMPOSSIBLE to share a photo with someone unless it's in Facebook. Have they never heard of Flickr, PBase, Smugmug, and heck--email?

Again, maybe I'm weird, but I APPRECIATE how in Flickr I don't know those people I appreciate that I'm seeing something from someone far away who's not in my life in any meaningful way. I don't want to only see photos just from my "friends."

You're welcome, JacobC. Though I'm sad about whatever it is that's turned you into such a bitter, unhappy, and rather unpleasant little fellow. Hope you find relief soon.

Link | Posted on Sep 26, 2016 at 08:23 UTC
On article Flickr Marketplace image licensing program shuttered (87 comments in total)
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doctor digi: "Shuttered" - do you mean "closed".

No doubt you "reached out" to them to find that out.

Sheesh. So sick of this BS-Speak.

Mine is "fanboy".

Link | Posted on Sep 25, 2016 at 08:31 UTC
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