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Mark Turney: I'm going to begin migrating my Flickr images to iCloud for now. I may not permanently host there; it's just to be safe as I will NEVER trust a cellular provider with my memories. At least I feel Apple is likely not going to sell off iCloud.

At least not this month!

Link | Posted on Jul 27, 2016 at 14:45 UTC
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JeremiahL: I'm optimistic about this camera (I can't afford one, but it's a neat idea), but this sample gallery is really underwhelming. I would have liked to see exciting images that show off the advantages of a large sensor and medium format. Images I can't easily make (or closely approximate) with my FF SLR for 1/3 the cost. See the sample galleries on Phase One's website to see what I mean.

I understand it's pre-production and tightly controlled by Hasselblad, but they're not going to sell a $9k camera body with such boring images.

Oh come on they DO suck. They look like 35mm film prints in the 60's.

Link | Posted on Jul 9, 2016 at 17:02 UTC
On article Elevating X-Trans? Fujifilm X-T2 First Impressions Review (1228 comments in total)
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jl_smith: So I did a short comparison between an X-T2 setup and a D750, since someone mentioned one could just buy a D750 for 'these prices'. Of course you cannot *DIRECTLY* compare FF and APS-C (insert equivalence blah blah blah) but I came close. Also, this is an older camera vs a new X-T2, so prices are skewed a bit.

For those curious - took the prices and stats from B&H:
D750 w/ 35mm f/1.8, 70-200 f/4, and 16-35
bulk:215 in^3

X-T2 w/ 23/1.4, 50-140/2.8, 10-24
Bulk:162 in^3

So with the Fuji setup you pay 1.6% more in cost, for 82% of the weight and 75% of the bulk (volume) of the Nikon. Specs you all can compare for yourselves (video differences, OVF vs EVF, whatever).

Then there are the intangibles: control preferences, after-release support of camera, battery longevity, etc.

I prefer Fuji ;)
Others may prefer Nikon.

Good to have choices.

It must also be "Good" to have $5096 to blow on a camera outfit!

Link | Posted on Jul 8, 2016 at 00:25 UTC
On article Elevating X-Trans? Fujifilm X-T2 First Impressions Review (1228 comments in total)
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Donnie G: Looks like yet another home run for Fujifilm. The vertical grip is the right kind of accessary to improve the X-T2's performance. If I were in the market for a compact mirrorless ILC system, this camera and the X-Pro2 would be at the top of my short list. Great job Fujifilm! :))

No matter how good the test results are you have to give Fujifilm a A+ for their effort this go around. Well done.

Link | Posted on Jul 8, 2016 at 00:12 UTC
On article Hasselblad to announce 'game changer' next week (457 comments in total)
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Johannes Zander: ..well I came her to read coments about wooden grips... No one?

Boddie wins the best guess comment so far!

Link | Posted on Jun 18, 2016 at 00:02 UTC
On article Bolt-on 21: Fujifilm WCL-X70 sample images (54 comments in total)

Wow this article is making me want to go out and buy a old timey motorcycle!! I have owned 4 or 5 of the ones in the Gallery,

Link | Posted on Jun 13, 2016 at 12:13 UTC as 7th comment | 1 reply
On photo Mushroom Monster (1 of 1) in SkiHound's photo gallery (1 comment in total)

Wow I don't think I want to eat that!!

Link | Posted on Jun 12, 2016 at 01:56 UTC as 1st comment
On article Fast telezoom: Sigma 50-100mm F1.8 sample images (164 comments in total)
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FastGlassLover: Mediocre sharpness, some ugly CA, bad vignetting and poor saturation. I guess that's what happens when you have 3 lenses worth of elements stacked up. But, it zooms!!!

You must have a different monitor than I have. I find it hard to beat for the money and the range, speed. What else you going to buy?

Link | Posted on Jun 12, 2016 at 01:40 UTC

Now that is called dedication! Not sure how long you can pull off doing it, but wow impressive shot and player.

Link | Posted on Jun 12, 2016 at 01:35 UTC as 1st comment
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Favorable Exponynt: Basic specs look a lot like the Ricoh WG-M2 which is cheaper.
204 degree fov 8mp sensor 4k 30p....

I can sort of see why she wouldn't!

Link | Posted on May 29, 2016 at 03:01 UTC

Well I guess we are on a total downward spiral to the bottom on everything fake from Boobs to photos. This makes PS look like total reality compared to this for unrealistic outcomes..

Link | Posted on May 21, 2016 at 14:43 UTC as 39th comment

Even though he was Canadian, he had the funny English wit about him.

I really enjoyed his reviews with the puns he used in pretty much every one of them. Was a pleasure to read his stuff. Few and far between people like him in the world. Pretty much impossible to replace I guess in this time we live in now..

Glad I followed him from pretty much the start. Nothing but respect for him. Sad day for sure.

Link | Posted on May 20, 2016 at 01:24 UTC as 100th comment | 1 reply
On photo A good appetite in the #2 Ice cream challenge (6 comments in total)

One of the nicest pictures I have seen on here for months and it is from a P&S basically!

Wow, well done, very nice. Maybe I need to sell all my gear and use a 150 dollar tool to make it happen LoL.

Link | Posted on May 19, 2016 at 04:09 UTC as 3rd comment | 1 reply
On article Rice Hill: Shooting in Riisitunturi National Park (30 comments in total)

Too cold for me. I will be shooting in the Florida keys, not there!

Link | Posted on May 15, 2016 at 22:33 UTC as 9th comment
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EthanP99: Plastic mount plastic mount plastic mount plastic mount.

We are talking a EoS M mount, not a 600mm 2.8 FF lens! Get a grip.

Link | Posted on May 11, 2016 at 20:36 UTC
On article Keeping the faith: Pentax K-1 video overview (101 comments in total)
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Sports Shooter: who's is young enough to remember the Pentax LX? It had a good lens/accessories system build around it. I fell in love with the K1000 and was seriously thinking to get the LX but then I went for the Canon F1.
The K-1 sounds like a great affordable FF camera but Pentax is lagging behind with the lens system.

Bought a Nikon Nikkorex F and a 50 2.0 in the Navy in 1966. Had it until a few years ago.

Link | Posted on May 11, 2016 at 01:52 UTC
On photo Medina of Meknes in the Streets #1 : Streets in colour challenge (6 comments in total)

Wow, I would of never guessed a Pentax K5 could be that sharp. Nice.

Link | Posted on May 9, 2016 at 04:33 UTC as 4th comment | 1 reply

The bags with all the strap options seem like it is a well thought out product.

I see they are expensive, but so is the gear you are putting in it. I will have to give them some more thought. Thanks for the review.

Link | Posted on May 5, 2016 at 00:45 UTC as 20th comment
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Jeff Greenberg: More $$ = higher starting salaries
= cream of crop engineering graduates.
Logical if Sony don't go greedy...?
The rest & even dropouts to Canon & Nikon...

Everyone does not need a college degree. I bet a plumber or electrician makes more money than a lot of college grads. God knows we need them more than another MBA grad.

I don't think anyone having one should be unhappy about it, but a lot of people have degrees in subjects that they are never going to get a job in that pays even 30k a year.

If you have a talent go for it. What if that band was the Beetles, Stones. I bet their parents were against them also.

Do what you want to do. Its your life, enjoy it while you are young. Plenty of years to put your nose to the grindstone if that is your thing. Young people now will probably have to work 70 years before you retire!!

Link | Posted on May 3, 2016 at 02:15 UTC

I don't really see how you can beat it for the price. It would open up a lot more dimensions in your work. I am tempted!

Link | Posted on Apr 26, 2016 at 16:22 UTC as 10th comment
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