webrunner5

webrunner5

Lives in United States Oxford, OH, United States
Works as a Retired
Joined on Feb 23, 2007

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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 (102 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 (815 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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webrunner5: #7 is a very lucky shot to be there at that exact time.

So if he would have been there a week later, a month later, a year later, if he Just waited in his car it would look like that. OK. No luck involved.

Link | Posted on May 11, 2017 at 04:09 UTC

#7 is a very lucky shot to be there at that exact time.

Link | Posted on May 7, 2017 at 05:01 UTC as 9th comment | 2 replies
On article In praise of shooting monochrome landscapes (335 comments in total)
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webrunner5: Just go out and buy a Leica M Monochrom and be happy. Pretty much all you ever need.

There can't be anyone on here that has not wanted to buy a Leica camera and shoot B&W with it.

Well the Monochrom is the ultimate one to use. This thing is better than the older film ones.

So just bite the bullet and be done with it. You don't have to buy a new camera every 2, 3 years. This thing will get the job done till you fall over dead LoL. So in a sense it is a bargain!

Link | Posted on May 2, 2017 at 06:22 UTC
On article In praise of shooting monochrome landscapes (335 comments in total)

Just go out and buy a Leica M Monochrom and be happy. Pretty much all you ever need.

Link | Posted on May 1, 2017 at 04:06 UTC as 52nd comment | 4 replies
On article NAB 2017: Hot products and trends (50 comments in total)
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matthiasbasler: > I'm not convinced that consumers are quite ready to begin moving to 8K TVs yet, especially since most of them haven't even gone 4K.

You got it.
How much is a 4K beamer for home cinema currently? 4000€ and upwards.
But this will of course not be a showstopper for industry to promote 8K anyway.

Yeah but think how cheap we will be able to buy those old 4k TV's for when 6k, 8k is popular!

Link | Posted on Apr 29, 2017 at 04:26 UTC
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ewelch: Make it Thunderbolt 3 and you'd have a winner. When Apple introduces their new pro monitors, it's going to make this thing look bad. Dell just introduced a monitor with better specs. So price better be the winning card this monitor has to play.

Yeah if you want to do data backup, you are a happy camper to have a T3 connection, PC, or Apple.

Link | Posted on Apr 28, 2017 at 15:58 UTC
On article Sony a9 Full Review: Mirrorless Redefined (2747 comments in total)
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tripler6: $4500.. and a full auto mode on the dial. I think Sony is confused.

Come on people your Smartphone shoots in Auto almost all the time. In good light I doubt you could do much better in manual. They are darn good

And I would hope a 3 thousand dollar DSLR has and even better Auto mode!

Link | Posted on Apr 28, 2017 at 03:49 UTC
On article Sony a9 Full Review: Mirrorless Redefined (2747 comments in total)
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tripler6: $4500.. and a full auto mode on the dial. I think Sony is confused.

Plus Auto these days is a Lot more accurate than it was in the past. We might be surprised how well on average it works.

I really think I would trust it on average shots on a vacation. Who wants to spend 5 minutes a shot figuring out what the camera can do instantly. Now inside a church, a museum, well sure manual is the way to go.

Link | Posted on Apr 27, 2017 at 15:52 UTC
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