webrunner5

webrunner5

Lives in United States Oxford, OH, United States
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Joined on Feb 23, 2007

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On article Top 10 sample galleries of the year #4: the Leica M10 (28 comments in total)

That camera sure does favor Blue. Not a big fan of that aspect.

Link | Posted on Nov 21, 2017 at 17:14 UTC as 6th comment
On photo Iconic Tree in the Fall colors challenge (17 comments in total)

Wow that is beautiful. Well done!

Link | Posted on Nov 17, 2017 at 03:48 UTC as 13th comment | 1 reply
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ckeek: Will the No. 1 be either Sony or Nikon?

Sigma first! The Quattro wins sharpest.

Link | Posted on Nov 17, 2017 at 03:17 UTC
On article Sony Cyber-shot RX10 IV review (506 comments in total)
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quarterturn: I'm guessing it is not a parfocal zoom, right?

I have the original RX10 yet and I have read a 100 reviews and I remember a few of them stated it was Parafocal, but I can't find any now with a Google search of the web.

So I am not positive it is true. I have owned a Lot of Parafocal ENG lenses, they are a Really expensive lens and I know what it looks like. On them you had to adjust a ring often to set it in case it would change when you moved the camera. So you don't have a way to do that on the RX10, so it might be suspect, and you might be right??

Link | Posted on Nov 16, 2017 at 03:43 UTC
On article Sony Cyber-shot RX10 IV review (506 comments in total)
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quarterturn: I'm guessing it is not a parfocal zoom, right?

I don't know about the RX10 MK III or MK IV but the original RX10 has a Parafocal lens.

Link | Posted on Nov 15, 2017 at 02:55 UTC
On article First iPhone X hands-on field test with sample photos (384 comments in total)
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composed: Bla bla, another electronic device with a camera.

If I wanted a 28mm with good image quality I would grab my Ricoh GR (that's always with me).

I really doubt it is Always with you like a phone is.

Link | Posted on Nov 1, 2017 at 04:53 UTC
On article Canon G1 X III vs. Sony Cybershot RX100 V (632 comments in total)
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MarioV: or, For Pete's sake Canon, put 4K video in this thousand-dollar compact!
Sony with its lack of touch screen, Canon with its lack of 4K video. Do either company feel any shame? Do they enjoy being mocked, or do they feel contempt for their customers? I doubt its because they dont have the ability to implement these features. So which is it?

Anyway, in good light, or the same aperture, the Canon will give a better image by virtue of the larger sensor. Assuming the lens is sharp, it should be a nice landscape camera.

"Sony also withheld 4k in its stratospherically overpriced flagship 42mp FF Cybershot R1XRII" ...

I believe they did so Because the body was too jam packed with components that it would overheat and render 4k pretty much useless in it.

Same problem exists for BlackMagic with the popular BMPCC. Everyone wants it updated, they just can't do it in such a small space.

Physics can not be overcome some times.

Link | Posted on Oct 22, 2017 at 16:49 UTC

Someone needs to hire that guy to be a spy or track troop movements! Incredible abilities he has.

Or maybe Trump can hire him to help with the "Rocket Man" problem.

Link | Posted on Sep 25, 2017 at 15:51 UTC as 139th comment
On photo Steamin' Mad in the Angered Subjects (Street Photography) challenge (3 comments in total)

Great picture. Thanks for the smile.

Link | Posted on Jun 24, 2017 at 19:13 UTC as 2nd comment
On photo Sarlat, France in the Your City - Dinertime! challenge (3 comments in total)

Must have been a bad duck. I see No one smiling.

Link | Posted on Jun 21, 2017 at 01:47 UTC as 2nd comment | 1 reply
On article Why would I want an external recorder/monitor? (70 comments in total)
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rfsIII: NB that you don't have to spend $1000 for monitor/recorder combos. There are viable monitor-only options for under $200. Not as slick, of course, but not bad. Look on the ’tubes for reviews.

That said, if you want to get into video, brace yourself and your wallet. First of all video is a collaborative medium and you'll be buying a lot of lunches for your crew.
Second, the cost of most decent video equipment is at least 1.5x the cost of still gear. For instance, the cheapest tripods that will give you decent results start at around $1500. You can buy something used, but it's still around $1,000. Microphones start at $300 and only go upward. Then there are cages and adapters to make your DSLR into a video camera, add a couple of decent lights, and suddenly you've spent more than the cost of your camera body.
It's best if you can find someone to partner/share equipment with.

Don't say we didn't warn you.

Yeah video is hard to get into totally because you sort of have to write it, shoot it, edit it. None are as easy as they seem. And to be great on all aspects of it is a real rare skill set.

But it really is amazing on the output side of it. It is being very creative for like you said not a lot of money if you start small, and buy used stuff. It is very rewarding.

Link | Posted on Jun 14, 2017 at 04:54 UTC
On article Why would I want an external recorder/monitor? (70 comments in total)
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rfsIII: NB that you don't have to spend $1000 for monitor/recorder combos. There are viable monitor-only options for under $200. Not as slick, of course, but not bad. Look on the ’tubes for reviews.

That said, if you want to get into video, brace yourself and your wallet. First of all video is a collaborative medium and you'll be buying a lot of lunches for your crew.
Second, the cost of most decent video equipment is at least 1.5x the cost of still gear. For instance, the cheapest tripods that will give you decent results start at around $1500. You can buy something used, but it's still around $1,000. Microphones start at $300 and only go upward. Then there are cages and adapters to make your DSLR into a video camera, add a couple of decent lights, and suddenly you've spent more than the cost of your camera body.
It's best if you can find someone to partner/share equipment with.

Don't say we didn't warn you.

Sort of sounds like the Borg. "You have been warned".

Can't cost more money than some German cameras that come to mind, Hmm a Hassy, not cheap either.

But you are right, it Ain't cheap to go sort of whole Hog into it., at least not at first.

Link | Posted on Jun 14, 2017 at 01:58 UTC
On article 4 times when a Hail Mary might be the right move (94 comments in total)
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Albert Valentino: What's with the purple doggie

I wonder who was the Very unlucky person that Had to dye it's hair LoL.

Link | Posted on Jun 10, 2017 at 16:37 UTC
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brycesteiner: Microsoft can add this to their wildely popular Windows Phone.

My wife still uses my old one. They sold more of them than you think.

Link | Posted on Jun 1, 2017 at 14:58 UTC
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JohnnyFl: Nice now were talking, but Canon please put some money into a developing a decent FF mirrorless ILC camera please!

I think You need to look it up LoL.

Link | Posted on May 31, 2017 at 19:29 UTC
On article Analog gems: 10 excellent, affordable film cameras (819 comments in total)

Wow do I love a Mamiya RB67. I know they are huge, but man the output they produce, even today, and how cheap they can be had for.

Link | Posted on May 21, 2017 at 02:00 UTC as 234th comment
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AlanG: It is also interesting that one could smoke a pipe or cigar at work back then.
I recall a photo from the Indianapolis 500 where a man was cleaning the windscreen during a pit stop while smoking a stogie. No concern about starting a fire with all that fuel nearby. Today pit crews where Nomex suits and helmets.

Yeah but we did take any job that came down the pike, and worked our way up. Young people want it all to start with. They are the last one to show up, and the first one to leave. They are spoiled rotten. They are the Worse generation I have seen in my life.

Sure times are hard, but try telling that to people that grew up in the Depression. They turned out to be the Best generation we have had.

So they have No excuse to cry. Just get off your you know what, and get going. It really is that simple! I sure am not taking care of them.

Link | Posted on May 13, 2017 at 01:24 UTC
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AlanG: It is also interesting that one could smoke a pipe or cigar at work back then.
I recall a photo from the Indianapolis 500 where a man was cleaning the windscreen during a pit stop while smoking a stogie. No concern about starting a fire with all that fuel nearby. Today pit crews where Nomex suits and helmets.

Millennials will fall over dead before they graduate to become Doctors, along with me.

Oh and no House calls , no Hospital visits either. And Oh I Only work 8 hours a day 5 days a week maybe, if they do get their degree.

And IF they do get one, there might be a sign in their office that states, Plan ahead please for a appointment, I might not feel like working that day. I might not be there if my Mom does not wake me up on time. She is having trouble walking down the steps to the basement lately. Sorry.

I personally believe we are in Big trouble down the road. But won't bother me. I will be dead, and maybe you will have a appointment with one of them!

Link | Posted on May 12, 2017 at 06:08 UTC
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AlanG: It is also interesting that one could smoke a pipe or cigar at work back then.
I recall a photo from the Indianapolis 500 where a man was cleaning the windscreen during a pit stop while smoking a stogie. No concern about starting a fire with all that fuel nearby. Today pit crews where Nomex suits and helmets.

Oh My God, taking up for the current 20-somethings, OK You hire them!

They are sadly "Clueless" like they like to say.

Link | Posted on May 11, 2017 at 19:59 UTC
On article Sigma 100-400mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM sample gallery (142 comments in total)

Wow, a Really great Gallery of shots! Well done.

Link | Posted on May 11, 2017 at 19:52 UTC as 7th comment
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