Tan68

Tan68

Lives in United States Western Slope, CO, United States
Joined on Oct 5, 2008

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Fishchris: Found it ! :) First go down 7 posts below this one, to see what I said....

I wasn't BS'ing !

I actually (at my wits end) had resorted to a Google search, and finally found this :)

https://www.dpreview.com/forums/post/53334183

Now I had posted about this same subject several times before, but this was maybe the last time I brought it up over 3 years ago. Note how the few replies had no clue what I was talking about, and one totally doubted me....

I don't use the DPR search function.

I always use an external engine restricted to either DPR domain or the forum I am interested in.

Link | Posted on Jun 7, 2017 at 09:30 UTC

I wonder why the people that counter every situation with 'my cell phone has an app for that' haven't participated in this thread ?

Link | Posted on Jun 7, 2017 at 09:28 UTC as 49th comment

I have not been to India. If the process described by the article is similar to that at other places I have been, this is what happens :

The photographers stake out areas that make good backgrounds. They hawk people passing by and offer to take pics for cash. They are abusive (to one degree or another) to any other people that want to take a picture of that view but will not pay the local photo 'businessman'. It does not matter if the tourist waits to take a turn because, even if the businessman has no client at the time, he will not allow the picture to be taken.

Anyway the short blurb on the front page and the text in the article above seem to be at odds..

Link | Posted on Jun 1, 2017 at 02:43 UTC as 6th comment
On article Facebook Live: Sony a9 impressions so far (103 comments in total)
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steelhead3: Will a Nikon shooter and Canon shooter be able to master the Sony? Will this be with a production model and sports orientated shooter?

Tune in tomorrow at the same bat-time and the same bat-channel

Link | Posted on May 24, 2017 at 01:55 UTC
On article Facebook Live: Sony a9 impressions so far (103 comments in total)
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PNad: I think you meant may 24?

Depends on the time zone
Some zones have the 24th on Tuesday this year

Link | Posted on May 24, 2017 at 01:54 UTC
On article Facebook Live: Sony a9 impressions so far (103 comments in total)

Years ago, Christopher Walken appeared in a Saturday Night Live skit. He had a fever and the only prescription was more A9

Link | Posted on May 24, 2017 at 01:53 UTC as 56th comment
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happypoppeye: What's the difference between an aeroplane and airplane? ...no, seriously.

'mile' is still used in Britian

'aerOOHplane' is used by them that measure with stones

Link | Posted on May 15, 2017 at 23:43 UTC
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princecody: You'd have to be a trendy to buy one. A real photographer don't buy selfie machines.

I think cody is correct..

I bought a 4/3 camera similar this one and the only way I could part with the money was to convince myself the camera would help me 'fit in' and be hip.

Once the camera arrived, I ditched that silly notion and went back to being ignorant of pop culture and got down on enjoying the camera.

Link | Posted on May 12, 2017 at 01:25 UTC
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Azfar: Has dpreview changed its 'Review' format ? Four pages ?

My favorite part of reviews is the pictures of controls.
I like to know which buttons may be customized.
(I like to know where AF-ON button could be..)

It is possible all the controls on this camera are shown in the two pictures of the body.. top panel and back.

Link | Posted on May 12, 2017 at 01:14 UTC

Dude would have gotten a better picture had he used the Samsung Family Hub 2.0 fridge.

Link | Posted on May 10, 2017 at 09:46 UTC as 8th comment | 2 replies
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vadims: One would stand a better chance arguing with Albert Einstein about validity of quantum mechanics than with Jared Polin about... well, anything.

The guy's is hellbent on being "different" and controversial just for the sake of it. Or rather, because "it sells". Because it doesn't cost anything for the viewers to click on the drivel he produces. It is on days like this that I regret that pretty much everything on the internet is "free"...

Just for the record: I did not watch the linked video; I saw about half a dozen videos by Polin, quite some time ago, and that was enough for me, thank you very much. To watch Polin's video, or visit Ken Rockwell's site and then say these guys are laughable is just dumb -- they would still get your clicks.

There is the expression 'crazy like a fox'.

I have tried with little success to promote 'smart like a prairie dog'.

I can't say whether either Ken or Fro are foxes or dogs; this just seemed like a good place to get a little exposure for my new expression...

Link | Posted on May 2, 2017 at 09:35 UTC
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Stereodesign: Entering your own competition is just plain wrong, and sends out the wrong message.
Certainly in the UK when you enter a competition, even if its from the back of a breakfast cereal packet, the terms and conditions will state that you are not to be involved with, in a relationship with or related to anyone associated with the competition.

Yep, and I have seen similar terms in America.

I think there is no governing body with oversight, though.. so, each promoter may write their own terms.

Quite generous of Sal to craft his terms such that parties other than himself may enter the contest, isn't it ?

Link | Posted on May 2, 2017 at 09:30 UTC
On article Throwback Thursday: Minolta DiMAGE X (135 comments in total)
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Edgar_in_Indy: The "DiMAGE" name has to be one of the most poorly conceived names for a camera line I've ever seen. When I read it, it makes me think of both "damage" and "dim image"...neither term particularly positive.

At least it can be pronounced though, unlike *ist, which was a name Pentax used for one of its DSLR's back in the day.

I pronounce it dih-mage with a soft G

I think of coffee
DiMaggio
Mr Coffee

Link | Posted on Apr 28, 2017 at 13:49 UTC
On article Throwback Thursday: Minolta DiMAGE X (135 comments in total)
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agayardo: Why did they (and still do) print the physical (and not equivalent) lens focal length on the camera? Is there any practical use to that information?

Because focal length is what it is.

If they print equivalent focal length as a way to compare angle of view between cameras with different sensor size, they will need to be careful someone doesn't misunderstand and grab a lawyer.

I still think what was done to Western Digital for their hard drive size naming convention was not very nice.

Link | Posted on Apr 28, 2017 at 13:46 UTC
On article Throwback Thursday: Minolta DiMAGE X (135 comments in total)
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neo_nights: How come this TBT is not about the Sony A9?
Hahahahaha!

Just teasing you, guys. Actually I don't feel bothered about the amount of attention the A9's been getting. I'm just trolling those who DO feel bothered about it!
:p

(BTW, this Minolta camera is very similar to the Sony T series)

Sony A9 TBT will follow the first firmware update.

Link | Posted on Apr 28, 2017 at 13:39 UTC
On article Throwback Thursday: Minolta DiMAGE X (135 comments in total)
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David Babsky: Here beside me is my Sony Digital Mavica MVC-FD7 from 1997 ..with folded optics and an internal 10x zoom! (Still works.)
Some of these Dimages were not just slim cameras, but also doubled as music playback devices (with audio stored on the SD card) and came with a pair of earbuds!

mxx... :^|

For all the times 'cell phone this' is tossed into or granted onto conversations here, I can't believe you missed the opportunity to point out a cell phone is a convergent device !!

David, it was a time when the dream of a coffee maker built into a camera was not a bridge too far.

Link | Posted on Apr 28, 2017 at 13:38 UTC
On article Sphere of frustration: Nikon KeyMission 360 review (202 comments in total)
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photog4u: Nikon is deep in the weeds and rife for a takeover.

Ricoh should buy them, of course

Link | Posted on Apr 28, 2017 at 01:13 UTC
On article Sphere of frustration: Nikon KeyMission 360 review (202 comments in total)
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mxx: Why so stingy in the comparison table towards the Ricoh Theta? Lightest and cheapest, but no nice green blocks. Surely you don't hate Ricoh/Pentax THAT much?

I planned to post a similar comment but will just agree with yours.

Link | Posted on Apr 28, 2017 at 01:10 UTC

People with comparable Canon equipment also looking to switch to Sony aren't likely to need help with the math...

Link | Posted on Apr 25, 2017 at 23:20 UTC as 85th comment | 1 reply
On article Sony a9 Full Review: Mirrorless Redefined (2747 comments in total)
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brunobarolo: "With the a9, you'll save a ton of weight"

That ton is actually about 750g, as compared to the Nikon D5. And the lenses weigh about the same.

Just saying.

Recommendations to grab a cell phone end up sneaking into conversations.

Obviously, the discussion includes comment about size but for cameras sharing a salient feature: full frame sensor.

Link | Posted on Apr 25, 2017 at 10:12 UTC
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