kevin_r

kevin_r

Lives in South Africa South Africa, South Africa
Joined on Sep 9, 2008
About me:

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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On article Canon EOS Rebel SL2 / EOS 200D Review (527 comments in total)
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Wubslin: Does it actually have a useful purpose or is it just another overpriced plastic toy for sad inadequates to 'measure'?

Try saving your money instead, and don't bother replying.

Hey Wubslin, do you NOT have ANY memories with loved ones that you'd like to capture or are you so isolated that you don't care about memories?

If you have to go down the road of worrying about earthly goods perhaps a much better thought about it is this:

Matthew 6:

19“Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moths and vermin destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. 20But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moths and vermin do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal. 21For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.....

24“No one can serve two masters. Either you will hate the one and love the other, or you will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and money."

Seems like hanging onto it the way you propose is being in love with money itself....just saying!

Link | Posted on Sep 26, 2017 at 06:09 UTC
On article Canon EOS Rebel SL2 / EOS 200D Review (527 comments in total)
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justmeMN: "It's simply no contest there with the SL2's AF system blowing away the D3400 in live view and movie mode." -DPR

Nikon 1, introduced in 2011, apparently has a fast AF system. It's strange that Nikon never transferred that technology to the live view of any of their DSLRs.

My best guess would be that the technology patent is owned by some other company....

Link | Posted on Sep 26, 2017 at 05:59 UTC
On article Incredible microscopic close-ups of a peacock feather (110 comments in total)
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adegroot: Surely an argument for Intelligent Design, how can something this complex and beautiful (and explain why we as humans find it beautiful, why should we; does it make sense to Darwin?) be just a random "invention" of a Darwinian type random process? Over time? We assign some kind of magic to "time". The mathematical possibilities of it are quite impossible. Quite.

@PowerG9atBlackForest
and GergVDB:
Where are all those 'failed experiments'? None have been observed so far. Or to put it another way - there are no missing links. None that actually exist in real life. The only ones that can be pointed at are the ones on clado-grams, in other words the assumed ghostly ancestors.
As for "nothing that random mutations cannot explain", perhaps now would be a good time to bring out that rigorous (scientifically accepted and testable) explanation that can be verified to actually produce the existence of the peacock tail? It's easy to "explain" it away. Much more difficult to verify that the "explanation" is true.
So far such an explanation is lacking and in fact still fully awaiting a long, long, lonnnnnnnggggg outstanding award of more than $1m.

Link | Posted on Sep 22, 2017 at 11:44 UTC
On article Incredible microscopic close-ups of a peacock feather (110 comments in total)

Oh...by the way, the colors are due to the actual physical arrangement and composition of the molecules themselves. It's not due to some embedded extra pigment. The strands are the pigment in itself. This requires a thorough understanding of the characteristics of light as well as biochemical bonds. Something that could not have happened by accident, given the marvelous functionality of the whole tail segment.

Link | Posted on Sep 22, 2017 at 11:37 UTC as 17th comment | 8 replies
On article Incredible microscopic close-ups of a peacock feather (110 comments in total)
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AKH: Amazing images. Art delivered by nature.

....by God, our Creator,Redeemer and King, actually. He designed and made everything.

Link | Posted on Sep 22, 2017 at 11:31 UTC
On article Incredible microscopic close-ups of a peacock feather (110 comments in total)
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laueddy: Beautiful Nature and an amazing creation from GOD.

...and it is God who gave us the ability to make advances in our thinking, resulting in much improved technology. After all He designed us!!!!
Imagine how bored we would have been if He didn't create things the way they are - just for us to discover them step by step and give Him the glory.

Link | Posted on Sep 22, 2017 at 11:29 UTC
On article Incredible microscopic close-ups of a peacock feather (110 comments in total)
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Jesse_Just_Him: Mother nature is pure dope~~~

...and Father God our Creator is King....by far surpassing nature since He created it!!!!.....
...As far as the heavens are above the earth are His thoughts higher than our thoughts and His ways above our ways.....

Link | Posted on Sep 22, 2017 at 11:25 UTC
On article Incredible microscopic close-ups of a peacock feather (110 comments in total)
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Mike Griffin: Peacock feathers must be among the most incredibly awesome things on the planet

...amongst all other totally incredible things....;-)

Link | Posted on Sep 22, 2017 at 11:23 UTC
On article Incredible microscopic close-ups of a peacock feather (110 comments in total)
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adegroot: Surely an argument for Intelligent Design, how can something this complex and beautiful (and explain why we as humans find it beautiful, why should we; does it make sense to Darwin?) be just a random "invention" of a Darwinian type random process? Over time? We assign some kind of magic to "time". The mathematical possibilities of it are quite impossible. Quite.

@peterwr...continued:
In addition to that, it's not just sheer mathematical possibilities but also the realization of actual physical processes at play. There is only so much chemical energy available to try out any number of possibilities before the supply is exhausted.
Take it a step further and ask when was the last time anyone confirmed an observation of random processes creating any meaningful organism or object with such high functionality and integration as even the simplest life form????

There is no actual observational support for either abiogenesis or Darwinian evolution. Just doesn't exist.

Link | Posted on Sep 22, 2017 at 11:20 UTC
On article Incredible microscopic close-ups of a peacock feather (110 comments in total)
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adegroot: Surely an argument for Intelligent Design, how can something this complex and beautiful (and explain why we as humans find it beautiful, why should we; does it make sense to Darwin?) be just a random "invention" of a Darwinian type random process? Over time? We assign some kind of magic to "time". The mathematical possibilities of it are quite impossible. Quite.

@peterwr, The explanation given for the peacock's tail falls flat on its face because it cannot account for the huge amount of specified information contained in the design of the structures of the tail. information only comes from intelligence since it's an abstract entity and cannot be the product of purely random physical, chemical or biological processes.
Wherever there's a logical code there must be a logical decoder and hence there must be meaning which again implies intelligence.
Furthermore, as for the mathematical possibilities - they are so minuscule - of the order of less than 1 in 10 to the power 400 - that it's simple not recognized as possible.

Link | Posted on Sep 22, 2017 at 11:19 UTC
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The Davinator: The natural light shot needs more exposure to better highlight the skin. Overepxosing a further stop to stop and a half would help.

@Dav - I've seen some really fantastic post-processing done on natural light photos - so no need to increase exposure.

Link | Posted on Sep 15, 2017 at 20:05 UTC
On article Sony a9 Full Review: Mirrorless Redefined (2748 comments in total)
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NIba: I know this is extraordinarily unnecessary, impractical, and just plain insane, but what are people's opinion of this camera for street photography, cost aside? It's fast AF looks good for finding the decisive moment and the 20 FPS lets you choose that moment.

@Saurat, I think that Bresson DID spray. Point is that we only got to see the ones that were keepers. Just like with everyone else.

Link | Posted on Sep 15, 2017 at 19:49 UTC
On article Sony a9 Full Review: Mirrorless Redefined (2748 comments in total)

No gallery filled with SAMPLE images?????? Am I missing something?

Link | Posted on Sep 15, 2017 at 19:44 UTC as 26th comment | 1 reply
On article Updated: Nikon D850 sample gallery (312 comments in total)
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moimoi: Nice set of photos. However, I am really not that keen on the yellowish skin tones. I suspect it can be processed quite easily, but the natural warmth from Nikon is not that appealing for portrait photography. Great for landscapes though as it add extra pop!

Nah, it's the sunset light. ALL cameras will give you that skin color in that light. Canon or no Canon.

Link | Posted on Sep 15, 2017 at 19:42 UTC

Is there some kind of patent protecting fully articulated screens which prevents Sony from using one on their cameras?
Or is there one which has licence or royalty fees which Sony is unwilling to pay?

Just asking, because no matter how users raise their desires in online forums, Sony seems unable to either hear or see or respond to those requests for a fully articulated LCD screen on their still cameras.

Link | Posted on Sep 13, 2017 at 10:26 UTC as 75th comment | 7 replies
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Edmond Leung: Senor size of Panavision DXL is already 40.96mm x 21.60mm; and the sensor size of Arri Alexa 65 is much bigger (54.12 mm x 25.58 mm).

Is it too late for Sony to enter this "big sensor" market? What is the market segment for this Sony VENICE?

I suspect that Sony's offering will undercut those "big" sensor cameras by a considerable amount since they are most probably using standard parts already developed for other purposes. There's definitely a very sizeable market for this kind of camera.

Link | Posted on Sep 7, 2017 at 06:40 UTC
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mickeybphoto: My exwife did this hahaha! She scanned an image out of a book in the early days of digital imaging and blacked out to copyright at the bottom. Then added her own "copyright" to the photo. Then she posted it to an astronomy forum. Unbeknownst to her, her crappy computer had an uncalibrated monitor and with a good monitor anyone could see exactly what she did. She got reemed online. LOL

No grounds for divorce but definitely something else to slate her with....and justify the divorce.

Link | Posted on Sep 6, 2017 at 11:39 UTC
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Negative287: I hope those people had insurance!

Lensrentals make a lot of money on insurance....

Link | Posted on Sep 4, 2017 at 08:53 UTC

Why is it so heavy????????

Link | Posted on Aug 31, 2017 at 18:54 UTC as 4th comment | 1 reply
On article Canon unveils stabilized EF 85mm F1.4L lens (530 comments in total)

Sample images here: https://www.usa.canon.com/internet/portal/us/home/products/details/lenses/ef/standard-medium-telephoto/ef-85mm-f-1-4l-is-usm

Link | Posted on Aug 30, 2017 at 08:06 UTC as 13th comment
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