landscaper1

landscaper1

Lives in United States Alexandria, United States
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Joined on Oct 8, 2004

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landscaper1: No surprise there. If it's in print, especially if it's a periodical, then its days are numbered. As soon as someone finds a way to profitably produce a free e-zine like "People," then it will also die.

Chalk this up as more evidence that our society is continuing its steady drift into illiteracy. Heck, we've even elected a semi-illiterate as President, and the only thing he reads are articles about himself.

Then why are great newspapers (NY Times, Washington Post, et al) now a shadow of their former selves? The same is true of Time Magazine and US News; Newsweek has ceased to exist. So have many other periodicals. Even industry "bibles" like Aviation Week and Space Technology are woefully thin compared to their heyday. The answer is fewer dollars from advertising based on their declining readership.

The high rise condo where I live is as good an example as any. When we moved in there 14 years ago, every door had a newspaper delivered to it every day. Now, it's less than 20%.

Link | Posted on Aug 20, 2017 at 13:04 UTC
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Steve in GA: "He complained of being treated like a criminal..."

I don't know anything about French law, but in most of the world, if he was trespassing on private property, he is a criminal.

NC and MO are two of the most xenophobic and discriminatory states in the U.S. Shooting trespassers in those two states is more likely to have to do with racial rather than trespassing issues.

You're right, shooting IS an extreme example. So are "Stand Your Ground" laws, whose legitimacy is under legal fire. FWIW, there have been only a few cases where someone effectively used that law without being charged for doing so. Let's agree that citing extreme examples of anything is, at best, a foolish means of argument.

Link | Posted on Aug 19, 2017 at 18:37 UTC

When I see all those criss-crossing lines, I can't help but think that the author is "reaching." What I saw in that "iconic" image was that either HCB just happened to be in the right place at the right time, or he staged the scene, because that bike rider was about to exit stage left.

Link | Posted on Aug 19, 2017 at 16:58 UTC as 103rd comment
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Steve in GA: "He complained of being treated like a criminal..."

I don't know anything about French law, but in most of the world, if he was trespassing on private property, he is a criminal.

@ xiao fei ... Do you honestly think "the South" is representative of America as a whole? I live in Virginia and I can assure you that here shooting someone for trespassing, even when "No Trespassing" signs have been posted, is virtually a guaranteed ticket to a prison sentence.

Now, shooting someone for breaking and entering your home is something else altogether.

Link | Posted on Aug 19, 2017 at 16:52 UTC
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Steve in GA: "He complained of being treated like a criminal..."

I don't know anything about French law, but in most of the world, if he was trespassing on private property, he is a criminal.

@ Nottsphoto ... You'll be happy to learn that, just as you apparently disdain American values, most Americans think that French values are questionable as well.

Besides, I didn't endorse SHOOTING someone for trespass, just prosecuting them. Americans see no point in trying to prosecute the dead.

Link | Posted on Aug 19, 2017 at 14:43 UTC
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Steve in GA: "He complained of being treated like a criminal..."

I don't know anything about French law, but in most of the world, if he was trespassing on private property, he is a criminal.

@ NicoPPC ... Like it or not, governments, not individuals, decide what is legal and what is not. Trespassing and stalking on private property is considered "illegal" in nearly all western countries.

Link | Posted on Aug 19, 2017 at 08:32 UTC
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landscaper1: No surprise there. If it's in print, especially if it's a periodical, then its days are numbered. As soon as someone finds a way to profitably produce a free e-zine like "People," then it will also die.

Chalk this up as more evidence that our society is continuing its steady drift into illiteracy. Heck, we've even elected a semi-illiterate as President, and the only thing he reads are articles about himself.

Print or download; makes no difference. The issue is that people don't want to read anymore.

Link | Posted on Aug 15, 2017 at 16:49 UTC
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dgumshu: 😀 Phones, Ha...what a joke. As I've said before, the phone user shoots selfies for instagram, Facebook and a snapshot here and there. They are not Real photographers per say and could care less about IQ, DOF, Bokeh, etc. phones are absolutely useless for action, wildlife and sports.

To say the Interchangable lens camera is dead is FAKE NEWS. You won't catch me out there trying to capture prop blur, BIF, wildlife or any action shot with a stinking phone. Give me a break. It sounds like they've run out of things to write about.

Go on and take your selfies. Instagram and Facebook are waiting.

@ dgumshu ... "what I'm saying is that a lot of the people who post here are ICL owners. Not all owners post here."

Well, then you need to proof read your posts because that's not what you wrote. As for Alison's opinion, opinions are neither good or bad, they're just opinions. You may not agree with it, but since it's a future forecast rather than a current state assessment, you're in no better position to know than she is.

Link | Posted on Aug 15, 2017 at 02:25 UTC

No surprise there. If it's in print, especially if it's a periodical, then its days are numbered. As soon as someone finds a way to profitably produce a free e-zine like "People," then it will also die.

Chalk this up as more evidence that our society is continuing its steady drift into illiteracy. Heck, we've even elected a semi-illiterate as President, and the only thing he reads are articles about himself.

Link | Posted on Aug 15, 2017 at 01:48 UTC as 22nd comment | 8 replies
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dgumshu: 😀 Phones, Ha...what a joke. As I've said before, the phone user shoots selfies for instagram, Facebook and a snapshot here and there. They are not Real photographers per say and could care less about IQ, DOF, Bokeh, etc. phones are absolutely useless for action, wildlife and sports.

To say the Interchangable lens camera is dead is FAKE NEWS. You won't catch me out there trying to capture prop blur, BIF, wildlife or any action shot with a stinking phone. Give me a break. It sounds like they've run out of things to write about.

Go on and take your selfies. Instagram and Facebook are waiting.

@ dgumshu ... "Also, most people who buy ILC cameras are the people who post on this forum..."

You cannot seriously believe that a sizable majority ("most") of ILC owners are participating in the DPR forums. If you do believe that, then you've consumed more than your fair share of the kool-aid.

My point was that most people who take pictures desire better results, but are not interested in investing in and learning to use ILCs. One more thing; it's already been established that: (1) hardly anyone wants to look at someone else' selfies, and (2) that very few people even bother to look at their own selfies. Ergo, selfies are a passing (albeit long-lived) fad, and will eventually fade away like all fads.

Link | Posted on Aug 15, 2017 at 01:38 UTC
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dgumshu: 😀 Phones, Ha...what a joke. As I've said before, the phone user shoots selfies for instagram, Facebook and a snapshot here and there. They are not Real photographers per say and could care less about IQ, DOF, Bokeh, etc. phones are absolutely useless for action, wildlife and sports.

To say the Interchangable lens camera is dead is FAKE NEWS. You won't catch me out there trying to capture prop blur, BIF, wildlife or any action shot with a stinking phone. Give me a break. It sounds like they've run out of things to write about.

Go on and take your selfies. Instagram and Facebook are waiting.

@ entoman ... BTW, you gave up film because there were undeniable advantages to digital photography (I can't speak to what undeniable advantages led you to give up motorcycles). When you think about it, until the advent of electronics and computers miniaturized enough to fit into cameras, everything in photography, including the Canon F1 and the Nikon F5, were nothing more than refinements of the basic technology that had been in use for more than 150 years. When Canon introduced the EOS system, I believe they launched the 2nd era of photographic technology and even ILC are part of that. I can't imagine what technological change it would take to launch the 3rd era, but I'm willing to bet very few of us will be around to see it.

Link | Posted on Aug 14, 2017 at 21:47 UTC
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dgumshu: 😀 Phones, Ha...what a joke. As I've said before, the phone user shoots selfies for instagram, Facebook and a snapshot here and there. They are not Real photographers per say and could care less about IQ, DOF, Bokeh, etc. phones are absolutely useless for action, wildlife and sports.

To say the Interchangable lens camera is dead is FAKE NEWS. You won't catch me out there trying to capture prop blur, BIF, wildlife or any action shot with a stinking phone. Give me a break. It sounds like they've run out of things to write about.

Go on and take your selfies. Instagram and Facebook are waiting.

@ entoman ... Not sure I agree, but neither am I prepared to argue your point. For one thing, if (and that's a big "IF" at this time) cell phone cameras do evolve as the article predicts, I suspect that relatively few cell phone users will ever see the need to move up to any level of ILC. The big question is, how many DSLR users will wish to migrate to ILCs? Personally, I, too, anticipate sticking with my DSLRs.

Link | Posted on Aug 14, 2017 at 21:46 UTC
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dgumshu: 😀 Phones, Ha...what a joke. As I've said before, the phone user shoots selfies for instagram, Facebook and a snapshot here and there. They are not Real photographers per say and could care less about IQ, DOF, Bokeh, etc. phones are absolutely useless for action, wildlife and sports.

To say the Interchangable lens camera is dead is FAKE NEWS. You won't catch me out there trying to capture prop blur, BIF, wildlife or any action shot with a stinking phone. Give me a break. It sounds like they've run out of things to write about.

Go on and take your selfies. Instagram and Facebook are waiting.

@ dgumshu ... the article didn't say that ALL ILCs ARE dead. The article implied that continued development (eg. future) of cell phones may obviate the need for ENTRY level ILCs. Big difference!

Moreover, like most who are posting in this thread, you seem to assume that most people who buy ILCs are like those who post in these forums. NOTHING COULD BE FURTHER FROM THE TRUTH! Most of those who take the plunge into ILC photography soon tire of the gear load and either give up or look for something simpler. Those people are, if anything, the complete opposites of the gear nuts who populate these forums.

Link | Posted on Aug 14, 2017 at 21:18 UTC
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Bambi24: This article literally makes 0 sense.

The top 10 best selling ILC on Amazon are entry level $500 Canon rebels and Nikon cameras. No other cameras are even remotely close.

The amount of ILC volume these $500 Canon APS-C rebels and $500 Nikon DX manage to grab is more marketshare than every other ILC combined.

And they manage to do this for year after year.

Terribly misinformed article.

Bambi24, the article isn't describing market conditions as they exist now, but instead is forecasting how those conditions could change with the availability of cell phone camera technology that is still being developed.

Link | Posted on Aug 14, 2017 at 19:04 UTC

While I'm somewhat dismayed by this news, I can't say I'm altogether surprised. I've noted in the DPR forums the number of members who've described their happiness with downsizing their equipment load. If you believe, as I do, that these forums are populated by enthusiasts and pros, then it's reasonable to assume that the casual snapshooter will be even more inclined to go to a pocket camera/phone if it's shown to be just as capable "most of the time." Whether that leads to the demise of entry level ILCs remains to be seen, but it's fair to ask how much of a dent in sales can entry level ILCs take before manufacturers question whether its worth their while to continue producing them at all.

Link | Posted on Aug 14, 2017 at 18:54 UTC as 170th comment | 1 reply
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landscaper1: I realize that, with the declining release of new digital cameras, DPREVIEW is having a hard time finding useful material to keep the front page fresh every day. I'm not sure what the answer is, but I'm pretty sure that including news items and essays about film and film cameras is hardly in keeping with "digital photography."

If the DPREVIEW editors haven't done so already, I strongly recommend that they allot some quiet time together to brainstorm about the future of this site and what they can do to keep it true to its name and its history. Because, with each passing day, it's becoming more and more evident to DPREVIEW's loyal readers that the editors are aimlessly wandering in search of a revised mission.

@ fullstop ... I try to limit my "painting" to occasionally refreshing the interior walls of my home.

Link | Posted on Aug 13, 2017 at 11:29 UTC
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landscaper1: I realize that, with the declining release of new digital cameras, DPREVIEW is having a hard time finding useful material to keep the front page fresh every day. I'm not sure what the answer is, but I'm pretty sure that including news items and essays about film and film cameras is hardly in keeping with "digital photography."

If the DPREVIEW editors haven't done so already, I strongly recommend that they allot some quiet time together to brainstorm about the future of this site and what they can do to keep it true to its name and its history. Because, with each passing day, it's becoming more and more evident to DPREVIEW's loyal readers that the editors are aimlessly wandering in search of a revised mission.

@ JamesVo ... yes, and my comment was made with a thought to some of the recent news items about new films being released.

Link | Posted on Aug 13, 2017 at 01:58 UTC
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bwana4swahili: Sounds pretty much like the average male to me... And some female editors are bitches!

I have to wonder if those female editors were "conditioned" to be nasty in order to achieve their editorial rank. And let's not overlook the fact that the women will no doubt say some male editors are real bastards.

Link | Posted on Aug 13, 2017 at 01:57 UTC
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maxnimo: We must be stupider than animals because I don't know of any animal that has such serious issues with sex as us.

@ Barty L ... your explanation makes some sense ... as far as it goes. However, humans aren't the only bipedal mammals who mate all the time. So do chimps and gorillas, even though I haven't read anything about any them doing any farming.

Link | Posted on Aug 13, 2017 at 01:53 UTC
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Karroly: Nice landscapes. But what these pictures show, is that the PEN-F cannot cope with the high dynamic range in most of them. Were these shots post-processed from RAW or are they OOC JPEG ?

From the look of the camera, I think he was using an original 35mm Pen F.

Link | Posted on Aug 13, 2017 at 01:25 UTC
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