pdxtrojan

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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 (91 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 (91 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
On article Flickr Marketplace image licensing program shuttered (91 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."

The counterpoint is that if you build up a decent reputation as a photographer, people have the option of "following" you rather than "friending" you, and they'll only have access to those photos you make public, i.e.,to those people that actively follow you. Your private drunken naked lampshade photos can remain accessible only to your friends or those you've not imposed any other customized restrictions on. I have 5k followers as an amateur, and I don't follow anyone on any of the other sites you mentioned. Fair to question, though, that I might be the one with the more restricted audience as a result (but that's partially what I want, anyways)...YMMV...

Link | Posted on Sep 24, 2016 at 07:37 UTC
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maljo@inreach.com: I wish Fuji well. I believe this will be an excellent camera, but it is entering a crowded market.

Brandless1 can defend himself, of course, but I'll just point out that at no point does he use the word "mirrorless".

Link | Posted on Sep 23, 2016 at 03:31 UTC

1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 10.5. Interesting system you got there.

Link | Posted on Sep 10, 2016 at 07:22 UTC as 292nd comment | 1 reply
On article Interview: Landscape photography master Charlie Waite (30 comments in total)

"Find your way of seeing. And be memorable for your particular way of seeing. I was given that advice, and it’s a bumpy ride, like acting. It’s really not easy. It’s precarious and insecure, but there are many different ways of seeing, and many ways that are still to be found. Make your images have meaning."

A thousand times, YES. So many out there shooting with soulless intent, looking for quick bucks and/or likes from the social media masses. I'm not going to legislate how or why someone chooses to pursue their photography, but if you're going to be little more than a photocopier, you shouldn't try to present as God's gift to photography...

Link | Posted on Sep 6, 2016 at 16:23 UTC as 22nd comment
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alcaher: Congrats Canon, how does it feel to finally make cameras with great DR?

Logical fallacy: Based on this speculation, the 5D4 is superior to the D810 or a7R2. Personally, I think every customer chooses the right product for their specific needs. There is no one superior camera, although I think the a7R2 is a pretty high-ranking all-arounder. (I don’t do sports, wildlife, weddings, or videography though.)

If you want to call that hubris, go right ahead. But if I’ve got the definition of hubris right, that would mean I’d be touting the a7R2 as DR champion despite the fact that the D810 is slightly but noticeably superior in these tests. No, what you call hubris, I call keeping the discussion precisely in line with the purpose and message of the original post. Whether or not I’m successful with that is at least partially dependent on whether or not people want to continue on with feeble attempts at character assassination or other forms of misdirection.

If I erred at any point, it was in not finishing my original query with, "...with respect to DR?"

Link | Posted on Sep 1, 2016 at 17:26 UTC
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alcaher: Congrats Canon, how does it feel to finally make cameras with great DR?

Fact: This IS a posting about and test of sensor DR capability, specifically in the areas of exposure latitude and ISO invariance, NOT long-term business sustainability or live view AF or anything else.

Fact: Canon and Sony make (most of?) their own sensors; Nikon does not (for their D8--x models, anyway…who has time to research their entire lineups?).

Fact: Despite making its own sensors, Canon still lags behind Sony and Nikon flagship offerings in terms of DR, but they’ve (to their credit) closed the gap. If their pace of improvement seems bounding, it’s only because you’re comparing two data points constituting back-to-back generations (i.e., the previous incarnation was so far behind as to make the leap forward look more substantial in a microscopic framework).

Speculation (from those folks diverting the argument to business practices, not from me): Nikon’s outsourcing of sensors is an unwise, unsustainable practice compared to Canon’s strategy of keeping things in-house.

Link | Posted on Sep 1, 2016 at 17:24 UTC
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