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"The 'Crazy Deal' earlybird special will snag you a Biotar 75mm F1.5 in *any mount* for $950." Not true. What a about the Sigma SA mount?

Link | Posted on Aug 15, 2017 at 23:37 UTC as 25th comment | 2 replies

There is some very fine work published in f11 magazine. It's sad so see it go under.

Link | Posted on Aug 15, 2017 at 01:13 UTC as 23rd comment

Most of their suggestions make sense - BUT please don't make your model look like he has a migraine or that he is in desperate need of a massage. Get the angles and the lighting right and talk to your model. Get him to open up. That's how you get good images of your friends or just good shots of interesting people.

Link | Posted on Aug 9, 2017 at 00:49 UTC as 14th comment
On article Fujifilm GF 23mm F4 sample gallery (90 comments in total)
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Marty4650: We probably should stop calling this sensor size "medium format" because it isn't even close to the 6x7cm, 6x6cm or 6x5cm film medium formats of the past. It is much closer to a full frame sensor, and probably should be called "Super Full Frame" instead.

You forgot Bronica, Marty.

Link | Posted on Aug 7, 2017 at 02:06 UTC
On photo Best photo of the week,,Cat in the empty fish in the Best Photo of the Week challenge (1 comment in total)

Terrific mood capture!

Link | Posted on Aug 7, 2017 at 01:55 UTC as 1st comment
On photo Fresh Breakfast in the Safari animals challenge (2 comments in total)

Great shot. You could wait a couple of lifetimes and never see something like this again - let alone capture it.

Link | Posted on Aug 3, 2017 at 05:17 UTC as 1st comment | 1 reply

Number one is impressive. But look how many drone shots are winning these sort of competitions. It's getting to the point that if you don't have your camera attached to a bloody drone, you won't be published.

Link | Posted on Aug 2, 2017 at 02:18 UTC as 35th comment | 3 replies
On photo Misty morning kopioi in the Fog challenge (1 comment in total)

Beautiful shot!

Link | Posted on Jul 24, 2017 at 01:10 UTC as 1st comment
On photo A foggy evening in the New Forest in the Fog challenge (1 comment in total)

Great work, Dutch. A beautiful, moody capture.

Link | Posted on Jul 24, 2017 at 01:08 UTC as 1st comment
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Nikoncanonfan: Even a broken Leica has more style, purpose, desirability and magic to it than a working Sony.. ..

So it would be OK to attach the VF and not turn the camera on...? Style would be maintained - purpose... not so much.

Link | Posted on Jul 21, 2017 at 14:44 UTC
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TN Args: What odds that some or all of these are composites?

Extremely low. I reckon there's more variation in architectural design than you can conceive of, Horatio.

Link | Posted on Jul 17, 2017 at 01:33 UTC

Reminds me of Mon Oncle and Monsieur Hulot's Holiday. Jacques Tati would be proud. People should study the classics before they heap derision. A sense of humour is what's required here.

Link | Posted on Jul 16, 2017 at 23:51 UTC as 51st comment | 1 reply
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Eamon Hickey: 350-year storm? I'm feeling bad for that alien lizard man who left his umbrella back in the office when he stepped out for a sandwich and is still standing under the awning waiting for the rain to let up. I'm glad he has a sandwich.

Lizard men, being cold-blooded, would have been frozen to death eons ago - ipso facto - they wouldn't need umbrellas.

Link | Posted on Jul 16, 2017 at 09:04 UTC
On photo Portrait of Renaissance Fair Lady in the Blurred background challenge (2 comments in total)

I find the blurred background in this shot detracts from the subject's face because it's too bright and draws the eye.

Link | Posted on Jul 12, 2017 at 01:44 UTC as 2nd comment

Sounds like another attack of the dreaded Super-Greed virus.

Link | Posted on Jul 3, 2017 at 23:28 UTC as 50th comment
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OlyPent: NASA needs to be reminded of its mandate: Explore SPACE. Too much looking down, to much global-warming band-wagoning, space is being ignored while the $200B orbiting white elephant, the ISS, still contributes just about nothing. Thank goodness the ultra-productive Hubble Telescope is still working. And at 1/75th the cost of the ISS. People will remember Hubble's "Orion nebula star nursery" image LONG after they've forgotten the Black Sea shot.

Earth travels Through space and exist IN space. Space is not being ignored but in your case good sense is. Without a solid understanding of our home planet and the damage we are doing to it, how will we ever survive here? It's our only home in the universe. There is no Planet B.

Link | Posted on Jun 13, 2017 at 01:02 UTC
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Terkwoiz: Nice video. I like the soundtrack. I was waiting for Sam Neill to pop up with his eyeballs gouged out...

The piece is called 'Atmospheres' by György Ligeti : . Still a powerful and amazing composition all these years later.

Link | Posted on Jun 6, 2017 at 05:42 UTC
On article Sigma SD Quattro H Review (637 comments in total)
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SigmaChrome: Thanks for the mostly positive review, Richard. I reckon you've managed to keep the sdQ H's pros and cons in balance and still get across what's it really good at: essentially landscape and studio work. However, like many other reviewers, you stress, "It's only really useable in good light or with strobes...". This is not entirely true - unless you're talking about high ISO shooting. Some of the best Sigma photographers produce outstanding work in low light, using filters and long exposures. I guess the bottom line is that you will only get the most out of any camera if you understand and respect its features and limitations.

@Noah I haven't labelled "it" (whatever "it" is) anything at all. What the heck are you talking about?

Link | Posted on Jun 1, 2017 at 06:15 UTC
On article Sigma SD Quattro H Review (637 comments in total)
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Henry McA: 77 % really? This is a niche camera without any real advantages over it´s competition but many deal breakers. I´d give it no more than 55 - 65 %.

You know this because you've used one... is that the case?

Link | Posted on Jun 1, 2017 at 06:10 UTC

Well, if their stupid town is really super-pretty, it may be worth paying five bucks per photo - because the demand for them has just gone through the roof!

Link | Posted on Jun 1, 2017 at 06:08 UTC as 82nd comment
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