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Hard to get the words "twitter" and "intelligently" in the same sentence. :)

Link | Posted on Jan 26, 2018 at 00:32 UTC as 13th comment | 2 replies
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NowHearThis: MacGyver has built bombs with less parts.

MacGyver can build bombs from Bisquick. But not at Newark :)

Link | Posted on Jan 26, 2018 at 00:24 UTC
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photoholiko: Those Leica snobs are not going to mount any lens under $1K on their overpriced cameras.

I'm certainly not putting one on mine :)

Link | Posted on Jan 18, 2018 at 16:22 UTC

What on earth could possess a Leica owner to want a budget lens :)

Link | Posted on Jan 18, 2018 at 16:19 UTC as 46th comment | 4 replies

So, if it becomes acknowledged as a true affliction, I wonder if my city insurance will pay and I can take a sick day :)

Link | Posted on Dec 30, 2017 at 22:26 UTC as 42nd comment

I wondered how long it would take this thing to crash and burn :)

Link | Posted on Dec 29, 2017 at 16:27 UTC as 2nd comment

This such a nice piece of software I'm glad to hear that it is again supported. I originally purchased the noise reduction plugin separately, and they shortly after began giving the entire thing away.

However, having enjoyed the original version for rather a long time now, they would really have to make some major improvements to induce me to part with any money.

Link | Posted on Dec 26, 2017 at 19:54 UTC as 47th comment

I believe I understand why they made it a limited run :)

Although, it might help with theft resistance.

Link | Posted on Dec 15, 2017 at 18:40 UTC as 133rd comment
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gameshoes3003: I decided to take a gander on eBay for the 645Z, and its associated lenses. Looks to be relatively affordable. The most expensive part appears to be the body alone; it's not common to see it go under $4000.

I'm wondering about the older lenses though. I wonder how well they do because many of the reviews I've read usually only use the new 55mm, or the 90mm. They don't have many newer lenses for the 645Z, and it's hard to not notice that you can buy the older lenses, listed new at $2000, for just $400. One big caveat here is that none of the older lenses have any stabilization (I think two of the new ones do though).

I mainly shoot hot air balloons so... dropping the D800 to for this does seem tempting. But, the wise choice would be to just keep what I have ('cause I ain't rich).

Gameshoes, I have 8 Pentax auto focus 645 lenses. Only my 55mm is of the newest vintage. While a couple are very good indeed, I find that for my purposes most do not measure up to the world class standards of some of the current Fuji and Hasselblad offerings. Nonetheless, I find them quite useable and am willing to make the tradeoff of slightly lower IQ and paying $400 for a good lens rather than $4000 for a truly great one :) Poor folks got poor ways :)

If you are interested in some user reviews of the older lenses, you might check

Link | Posted on Nov 15, 2017 at 17:49 UTC

If they're not going to review it that's their decision. But they should say so instead of continuing to put it off.

Link | Posted on Nov 9, 2017 at 03:20 UTC as 17th comment
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T3: Well if they aren't selling at their current $129 price and they have hundreds of thousands of them sitting in warehouses, they should just put them on fire sale. I'd pick one up if the price were right.

$5 sounds about right :)

Link | Posted on Nov 2, 2017 at 19:43 UTC
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Scottelly: Someone should be fired for that name. A name like that makes me wonder how creative the programmers can possibly be. I think I'll stay away from this crapware until they can come up with a decent name for it. At least then they'll give me a little reassurance that their software might be good too. Did they also use a .cc domain name or something stupid like that?

Sounds a bit too much like Asylum. :)

Link | Posted on Nov 2, 2017 at 19:39 UTC

There are now, I have read, technologies to allow security personnel in restricted areas to take control of or force down drones. Considering the seriousness of the issue and the tendency of some people to ignore regulations and common sense, I suspect the use of such technologies will become common place. And I hope soon :)

Link | Posted on Nov 2, 2017 at 15:10 UTC as 90th comment | 3 replies

And they STILL haven't reviewed the Pentax 645z.

Link | Posted on Oct 26, 2017 at 20:14 UTC as 58th comment | 2 replies

"and Pentax 645Z should be published soon […] in a matter of days."

Ok, so now it's been 10 days. Does that qualify for "a matter of days". Is this another vapor review ?

Link | Posted on Oct 26, 2017 at 14:33 UTC as 23rd comment

It always amuses me how a newly introduced digital camera is always labeled "the best (whatever brand) ever" and reviewers act like it's a surprise.
Shouldn't we reasonably expect the newest digital model to be improved over the digital model it replaced :)
Digital isn't like old film cameras where the newest model might NOT be an improvement :)

Link | Posted on Oct 23, 2017 at 14:39 UTC as 42nd comment
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philburgess: Airlines flying from the middle east already require batteries to be in carry on and each battery placed separately in a plastic bag or placed in the camera. Its no big deal

The American Airlines website currently says to remove batteries from cameras in checked luggage and put them in carry-on luggage.

Link | Posted on Oct 21, 2017 at 00:16 UTC

Do they have a version that deletes everything EXCEPT NSFW images 😳

Link | Posted on Oct 19, 2017 at 21:51 UTC as 13th comment

This is somewhat useless if you live in the USA, where there is no Pentax presence of any kind to speak of. The 645z goes to another country for service.

Seems like an undesirable situation for a professional needing quick turn around.

Link | Posted on Oct 15, 2017 at 19:22 UTC as 1st comment
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BelePhotography: didn't someone actually make a digital sensor like this - one that just fit into any 35mm camera. that kind of made sense and would probably be worth trying again, especially now that we could easy control settings with bluetooth or wireless - or some kind of gimmick that'd be attached to the camera. if this however is sensible, I'm not too sure. it'll give the kids of 2000 a sense of what it was like to change film to change ISO, but that's about it. if they're into that - let 'em have it - I have had it ;-)

Yes, I recall that. If somebody wanted to produce a "fun" camera, one of the old film models with this thing on it would be really over the top for something to play with.

Link | Posted on Oct 11, 2017 at 15:20 UTC
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