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Joined on Sep 9, 2008
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When Jesus spoke again to the people, he said,
“I am the light of the world.
Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.”


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Elite83: Not in relation to the infamous song, but if you truly love something, it's best to let it go. But for the record, this had nothing to do with social media and everything to do with humanity being inherently evil.

@those who think human beings are not evil....

Romans 1:28
Furthermore, since they did not see fit to acknowledge God, He gave them up to a depraved mind, to do what should not be done.

Genesis 8:21
.... and the LORD said to Himself, "I will never again curse the ground on account of man, for the intent of man's heart is evil from his youth; and I will never again destroy every living thing, as I have done"
(That was in the Flood. But the fire is waiting ).

Psalm 14:1
...The fool has said in his heart, "There is no God." They are corrupt, they have committed abominable deeds; There is no one who does good.

Jeremiah 17: 9-10
9. “The human heart is the most deceitful of all things,
and desperately wicked.
Who really knows how bad it is?
10. But I, the LORD, search all hearts
and examine secret motives.
I give all people their due rewards,
according to what their actions deserve.”

Link | Posted on Mar 13, 2018 at 08:27 UTC
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mosc: This is like saying an econobox car is cheaper and faster than a minivan. Yes, but what's the point of that comparison?

Eneleoops are long distance runners designed to deliver power after months if not years of being idle. These other batteries are about capacity and price.

If you want a cheap rechargeable with decent capacity, don't buy a battery designed to hold the majority of it's charge for 5 years. Shocking.

Now how would you change your comment if you were told that both batteries use exactly the same chemistry, made by the same company and then branded differently?

Link | Posted on Mar 2, 2018 at 05:17 UTC
On article CP+ 2018: Hands-on with the new Tamron 70-210mm F4 VC (76 comments in total)
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tabloid: Problem with testing lenses on digital cameras is the sensors are not sharp. Sensors have to be sharpened artificially., which makes a mockery of all lenses, and tests.

"All" is a very inclusive generalization. what about those sensors without anti alias filters? Do they also mess up the sharpness? I don't think so.

Link | Posted on Mar 1, 2018 at 19:29 UTC
On article Sony a7 III sample gallery (554 comments in total)
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John: Those green vertical lines are a massive disappointment. And no, if I was "just going to recompose my picture" or "just don't take backlit photos", I might as well buy the Fujifilm X-T2 instead. Already have the Fujifilm lenses.

Are phase detect pixel induced artifacts worth it? Can I have an option of a sensor without them and no artifacts?

Oh, and no, I shot a bunch of pics with the Nikon D610 and it did not have any of these strange artifacts.

Could it be it's because the Nikon D610 does not HAVE any phase detect points on the sensor?

Link | Posted on Feb 28, 2018 at 11:51 UTC

So what happens when the "ceiling" is a non-horizontally slanted cover like in a tent? Does the calculations take that angle into account or does it assume a flat horizontal surface only? Would be interesting to know.

Link | Posted on Feb 26, 2018 at 05:15 UTC as 86th comment | 5 replies
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underxposed59: yea but Sony don't have the lenses,aren't hurricane proof ,you need $3000 worth of batteries and a fire extinguisher

Sure, until the next version which is just around the corner.....And you can buy that one and still have much more change left to spare on the actual production instead of having it all invested in an expensive cam that will give you exactly the same image. of course ergonomics and functionality might be a completely different beast....

Link | Posted on Feb 8, 2018 at 10:45 UTC
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Relaxed: I certainly understand his approach- after all, sometimes good enough is all that you need.

A few months ago I went on a short trip, and decided to ONLY take my iPhone X. However, I had left unknowing that my LX100 was still packed in my day bag, from prior travel. I found it the next day.

3 days in, I had made the unfathomable decision of actually shooting a few snaps with the LX100, then compared that to my iPhone snaps. I haven't shot anything important on my iPhone since.

...correction... Snaptography...;-)

Link | Posted on Feb 5, 2018 at 12:18 UTC

Time to start using remotely controlled cameras.... drone like fashion.
I wonder when we'll see the first ones in action. Pretty soon I guess, given the newer steps taken to ensure safety. Watch this space.

Link | Posted on Feb 5, 2018 at 10:44 UTC as 23rd comment
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Duncan D: I really hate this 4:3 format and I'm not sure why all smartphones stick to that format rather than the 3:2...

But I never hear anyone complaining so I guess i'm the only one on the hate boat :(

Yes. So much wish some manufacturer would be bold enough to put in a 2/3" sensor.....sigh!!!!

Link | Posted on Feb 5, 2018 at 10:29 UTC
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KonstantinosK: Why all these rubbish about the iphone keep on coming?

SDamiella, just an update: latest new Sony A7II price is $1098.00. Less than the new iPhone 8+.

Link | Posted on Feb 5, 2018 at 10:27 UTC
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em jo photo: I find the portraits are almost always the most interesting photographs from trips like this, especially if they're of people you meet, people you helped or have helped you, people you come to know. The photography captures a moment in a human relationship that's unique anywhere anytime; it's a fantastic memento to hold over time and space, an artifact of our togetherness that's good for the soul.

It's nice the iPhone makes capturing them straightforward, but it's too bad the quality is so poor. Even at these small web presentation sizes they're not at all sharp; detail and tone are smudged; and edges all look smeared by the fake bokeh effect.

As mementos go, I don't think these iPhone "portrait mode" results are going to age especially well. A decade or two from today, the novelty of them having come from a phone will be long forgotten, and we'll be left with only the smeary-smudgy-blurry portraits themselves.

You've no doubt read the comments that clearly spell out how most non-photographic people don't care a fig for your "high quality" images.

All they want to share is the emotion contained in the pics. I've learned that a long time ago after doing some weddings and other events.

Link | Posted on Feb 5, 2018 at 10:11 UTC
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kobakokh: The right tool: why one photographer brings only an iPhone to document his trips to Nepal.... Because of for this home or daily photography any camera will be enough... Also this photographer I think is very lazy person, or very poor person, can;'t buy normal photo camera...

kobakokh - the man used or uses Hasselblad cameras for his he has done the DSLR thing already so he knows perfectly well what's cutting in the photography busines..I think your criticism is unwarranted and simply idiotic.

Link | Posted on Feb 5, 2018 at 10:07 UTC
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dougster1979: $959.99 for the latest iphone. If I had the money to spend for travel , I would go for an XT20 and a cheap smart phone ....

Price of a new(almost) Sony a7II. With fixed 35mm lens.......not too much more.

Link | Posted on Feb 5, 2018 at 10:04 UTC
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AKH: No particular reason to get an iPhone over any other phone on the market, unless of course you all ready bought into this extremely closed ecosystem and want to pay a premium over other phones.

So true. Though I have shares in Apple, I use an S5 and now want to upgrade to a S8 when the price plummets with the announcement of the S9.

Link | Posted on Feb 5, 2018 at 09:27 UTC
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Peter1976: I would never buy an expensive phone like an iPhone8, as I am so clumsy that I drop all my phones (luckily not my cameras) from time to time, especially as I use it day by day. I even manage it to break the display with a protection cover applied. Thats why I have a cheap one, with a bad camera :).

And that's why I have a RX100 which I take care of and which is a nice travel camera. And to be honest, sometimes when travelling (especially to countries like Nepal), I enjoy NOT having a phone with me all the time.
But hey, that's just me, still the photos from the article are very nice and if it serves you well, it's perfect!!!

"(luckily not my cameras) "

Link | Posted on Feb 5, 2018 at 09:24 UTC

Just soooo heavy.....too bad!

Link | Posted on Jan 24, 2018 at 06:15 UTC as 62nd comment | 1 reply
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MrHollywood: I have a d850 and I must admit that it's an incredible "kitchen sink" camera. They threw just about everything into it and it's also the best handling camera I've ever used. Nikon's DSLR lineup is incredible and the lens lineup in also stellar. If they update a few lenses and bring out a neat mirrorless, they'll be at the top of the heap. Grab a D850 along with the holy trinity and a few choice primes and you're at the top of the food chain. It's no shock that Nikon ranked at #1 for the most competitive selling season.

Just such a pity my small hands and thin arms struggle to handle the extreme heavy weight. Sigh......

Link | Posted on Jan 24, 2018 at 06:15 UTC

Dear Sony,

Here's an idea:

Put a 16Mp or 12Mp BSI 2/3" sensor in the phone coupled to a 1/1.7 (or if you must f/2.0) lens. With OIS of course. And with all the latest Video features for the faddists.

You are almost fully guaranteed to take over the market completely, blowing past both Samsung and Apple in sales.

Don't take my word for it, just do it as a rogue test development and see for yourself.

Link | Posted on Jan 11, 2018 at 11:01 UTC as 4th comment

Expensive. Very Expensive.

Link | Posted on Jan 10, 2018 at 05:01 UTC as 16th comment
On article Panasonic Lumix DC-GH5S Review (583 comments in total)

Interesting how a stills camera is being morphed into a video camera. Why not simply go and buy a complete video camera to do the job? Why hang around these things hoping they'll give all the functionality of a video camera and then want to so,so occasionally take some stills? Don't talk about price since people are demanding the actual real functionality available in the video cams - but want to pay nothing for it. Go figure.

Link | Posted on Jan 10, 2018 at 04:44 UTC as 86th comment | 15 replies
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