landscaper1

landscaper1

Lives in United States Alexandria, VA, United States
Works as a Retired
Joined on Oct 8, 2004

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Imager of: I just don’t get who would use this??

Imager, I've been in a national park (Rocky Mountain, specifically) where I, despite my severe hearing impairment (hearing aids in both ears) could still hear the drone noise, as did many others at the same location. That included a park ranger who confiscated the drone and arrested the jerk flying it, to a generous round of applause and cheers from the nearby crowd.

So be forewarned. The NPS is cracking down on jackasses who flout park regulations in ways that damage the environment or potentially endanger wildlife simply because it's just becoming too commonplace. Flying a drone in a national park is a Federal offense, and Federal hoosegows are reputably not fun places to stay for any length of time.

Link | Posted on Dec 10, 2018 at 19:26 UTC
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Imager of: I just don’t get who would use this??

@Imager of ... It's drone users like you that give all drone users a bad rep.

In the case of the national parks, it's not just about people safety, it's also about ensuring everyone can enjoy the beauty without having to listen to unnatural buzzing noise. Oh, and it's also about not disturbing or endangering the wildlife, like eagles, hawks and falcons mistaking a drone for easy prey.

Link | Posted on Dec 10, 2018 at 18:39 UTC
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Aroart: Buy an Autel Evo.. American based co with English speaking support.. No geo fencing .. I.Q. is also better than Mavic pro 1st gen.. It can also fly with no phone or tablet.. PROBLEM SOLVED.....

If I understand your message correctly, then it's drone users like you that give all drone users a bad rep.

Link | Posted on Dec 10, 2018 at 17:39 UTC
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Imager of: I just don’t get who would use this??

Oh, yeah? You obviously haven't heard about the No-Fly Zone around Washington, DC. and all American National Parks.

I know about those, and I'm not even a drone owner. I'd be shocked to discover there aren't any others I (and you) haven't yet heard about.

Link | Posted on Dec 10, 2018 at 17:36 UTC
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Imager of: I just don’t get who would use this??

Seriously? Your question suggests that every last drone user is an irresponsible individual intent on violating laws designed to protect people.

Link | Posted on Dec 10, 2018 at 17:11 UTC
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landscaper1: Exactly how much weight is the titanium head going to save over its counterpart? And will that be enough to justify paying 5 times the price of the counterpart? I suspect it won't.

Well, for one thing, the price differential between aluminum and carbon isn't so steep. For another, the legs make up a much greater proportion of a tripod's total weight than the ball head does.

Link | Posted on Dec 7, 2018 at 18:09 UTC

Exactly how much weight is the titanium head going to save over its counterpart? And will that be enough to justify paying 5 times the price of the counterpart? I suspect it won't.

Link | Posted on Dec 7, 2018 at 17:20 UTC as 43rd comment | 2 replies
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99tollap: I really hate people describing smartphones as "computational photography", as if their fancy A7R3 and D850s don't have any computers involved?

Give me a break.... there is a huge amount of computation involved in the production of even a RAW image, let alone all the time spent correcting in lightroom.

Anything to make themselves feel better about the fact that smartphones are capable of truly outstanding results, and are amazing photographic tools.

The fact is that, in the DPR forums, it's the serious photographers (photo geeks?) who bellyache about the shortcomings of cell phones. Regardless of the technology used, what is wrong with cell phones being capable of producing more satisfying pictures for the hoi polloi who really have no interest whatsoever in learning the finer points of photography or buying more sophisticated equipment? Why shouldn't they be allowed to be even happier with the pictures they take?

Link | Posted on Dec 4, 2018 at 18:02 UTC
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Androole: Of course it's not a misleading statement.

There's no such thing as "studio quality." A passport photo office generating mugshots with a 15-year old Sony CCD camera is a studio portrait.

It's like advertising your food as "restaurant quality." McDonald's is still a restaurant, and there are restaurants that manage to have a lot worse food than McDonald's...

@Mike Gerstner ... You obviously haven't traveled enough to sample the truly worst that America has to offer. I won't comment about other countries as my experience in those places is far too limited.

As for McDonald's, and most other fast food chains, the saving grace of their mediocrity is that, if you've eaten in one and found anything palatable, you can be pretty well assured it'll taste the same at almost any of the other establishments of the same name.

Link | Posted on Dec 4, 2018 at 17:54 UTC
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G Sciorio: The worst thing is that Dunja Djudjic put up this photo for sale and no doubt it got paid crap to have his image used to miss represent a key product for a multi billion dollar company. BTW was there a model release provided?

Photographers of all skill levels need to learn that their art is WORTH MONEY. The work is good enough and companies are ripping you off. Know your worth my friends.

@G Sciorio ... With the ready availability of excellent images from so many amateurs, it's doubtful anyone other than a well-established big name photographer can command high prices for their work.

Link | Posted on Dec 4, 2018 at 05:52 UTC
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ozturert: What is next Samsung? Slow down your phones to sell new versions???
Oh wait, that was Apple :)
You never know who to trust.

@Gmon750 ... Condescension is not an admirable trait of adulthood.

Link | Posted on Dec 3, 2018 at 22:54 UTC
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ozturert: What is next Samsung? Slow down your phones to sell new versions???
Oh wait, that was Apple :)
You never know who to trust.

Well, apparently you CAN trust a DSLR to produce an image of such quality that it's worth being used to sell something of lower quality. Take that mirrorless!

Link | Posted on Dec 3, 2018 at 21:16 UTC
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EXkurogane: People complaining about weight day over day but manufacturers keep churning out lenses like these. Why? Because they sell. Obviously. There is demand.

Just like smartphones keep getting bigger, 6+ inches, people complained everywhere online, but hey, they are selling well. It's just hilarious to see people complaining over weight so frequently.

No doubt SOME people are complaining about the weight, and no doubt SOME people will buy this despite its weight. They're just not the same people.

Link | Posted on Nov 29, 2018 at 06:35 UTC
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landscaper1: All that money, all that way, and all they could put aboard was a 1 lousy megapixel imager? Well, O.K., when you consider this lander isn't going anywhere and that the landing site was specifically chosen because it's boringly flat, maybe it just wasn't worth putting a better imager aboard the thing.

As I wrote, "maybe it just wasn't worth putting a better imager aboard the thing."

Link | Posted on Nov 28, 2018 at 04:07 UTC

All that money, all that way, and all they could put aboard was a 1 lousy megapixel imager? Well, O.K., when you consider this lander isn't going anywhere and that the landing site was specifically chosen because it's boringly flat, maybe it just wasn't worth putting a better imager aboard the thing.

Link | Posted on Nov 28, 2018 at 00:45 UTC as 51st comment | 6 replies
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RolliPoli: This is a joke, right? ....Did I sleep in, April 1st already?

@graybalanced ... I guess for some of us it's really hard to imagine any person considering alternative crops to an image as actually needing this tool. For myself, the best crop is the one that includes what I want in the image and leaves out what I don't want, and the crop ratio be damned.

Link | Posted on Nov 27, 2018 at 05:47 UTC
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davids8560: I have a couple of used "Leica-branded" Pannys, including the Leica D-Lux Typ 109. It's unlikely I'd ever spring for a brand new one, but I hardly regret buying it. I am always amused and somewhat amazed too by the reactions and interest it gets. A customs agent at a US/Canada border checkpoint in Vermont asked me how someone like me had come to own such a formidable, high end item. It made him curious about me, if not downright suspicious. The theater of perceptions...

One has to wonder how long Leica will retain its cachet as a photographic status symbol (bling) if they continue this game of putting their red dot on someone else's less expensive products, regardless of how good those products might actually be.

Link | Posted on Nov 20, 2018 at 17:30 UTC
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Horshack: Kansas City is on my photographic bucket list, right up there with New Zealand, Nepal, and Yellowstone.

Just about every place is flatter than Nepal.

Link | Posted on Nov 19, 2018 at 22:30 UTC
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CallMeAlan: Notice how everything has to be either AI or Pro nowadays. Or preferably both.
(I drafted this message in Textedit Pro AI - I'm sure you can tell.)

" Around here a Pro is what you find in the red light district."

LOL, and just where is "here?"

Link | Posted on Nov 14, 2018 at 15:17 UTC
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princecody: Why doesn't Leica make a red dot version? I’d buy a Leica branded version. As long as it was @ a fair price 😀

Leica ... at a fair price ... has to be an oxymoron.

Link | Posted on Nov 5, 2018 at 23:25 UTC
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