Don Kiyoti

Don Kiyoti

Lives in United States Tucson, United States
Works as a Photo Researcher
Joined on Apr 24, 2005

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On article More Nikon D850 samples images added (167 comments in total)

Who knew that GI Joe with Kung-fu Grip was a real live person!

Link | Posted on Oct 21, 2017 at 00:30 UTC as 41st comment
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Miike Dougherty: Several years ago when Adobe's stock was in the 30's and they announced the subscription model, I figured that it wouldn't work and sold my shares after reading all the negative comments. It's now over 170. Oops

Screw the shareholders. They should come 2nd, after the customers.

Link | Posted on Oct 19, 2017 at 19:07 UTC

This looks promising. I'm inclined to buy it and try it out. I'll run LR6 as long as I can but it's good to know a viable replacement will be out there.

Link | Posted on Oct 19, 2017 at 19:06 UTC as 44th comment | 2 replies
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xmeda: Unfortunately the Q series is dead by now..

My Q is far from dead.

Link | Posted on Oct 12, 2017 at 16:57 UTC
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BBQue: What for? Kodak Portra scans much better and fits well into an analog/digital workflow,

You can't put your Porta negs into your Kodak Carousel. A projector and a big screen beats looking at photos on a computer screen any day.

Link | Posted on Sep 13, 2017 at 19:31 UTC
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Simon Zeev: It looks that many people doesn't appreciate the work of somebody else!!!!

Not when it's insanely ridiculous, no.

Link | Posted on Aug 6, 2017 at 19:29 UTC
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Snapper2013: Que the why is an article featuring film era cameras and film being featured on a digital photography website crowd. That said, great article in my opinion! :-)

Now that you explain it, it makes a bit more sense. But no: it was not comprehensible. Spelling and punctuation are important if you want to be understood.

Link | Posted on Jun 27, 2017 at 21:45 UTC
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Snapper2013: Que the why is an article featuring film era cameras and film being featured on a digital photography website crowd. That said, great article in my opinion! :-)

"No where ever did I ever question why a film article is here."

"why is an article featuring film era cameras and film being featured on a digital photography website"

Link | Posted on Jun 27, 2017 at 18:52 UTC
On article Report: Ricoh announcing cost cuts in face of crisis (326 comments in total)
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Androole: Well that's not good news...

It's not news at all. It's a rumor. Wait & see if anything comes of it.

Link | Posted on Jun 19, 2017 at 21:05 UTC
On article Report: Ricoh announcing cost cuts in face of crisis (326 comments in total)

We'll see. Last time Nikkei put out such a story, that Ricoh was pulling out of the camera business, nothing came of it. Nor did anybody else report it, beyond sites like DPreview just copying/pasting from some other site like Petapixel. Lars - have you done any independent investigation on this? So far, a search of Google News turns up nothing except regurgitations of the Nikkei rumor.

Link | Posted on Jun 19, 2017 at 21:04 UTC as 74th comment | 1 reply
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Nikita66: Nice footage.
Regarding air travel, the lack of progress is disappointing. Basically, flight times between cities haven't changed since 1960. That's 57 years of no progress.

Sure, the SST for awhile, but the airlines basically shelved it because they didn't want to invest in it. Now that fuel costs are down, and in my opinion, down to stay, someone should reincarnate supersonic commercial flight.

@Nikita66

Fuel costs are relatively low now, that's true. But that's only a part of the cost involved. Supersonic capable aircraft are EXPENSIVE to build, to maintain, to fly. During the 60s the airlines learned quickly that faster airplanes weren't what kept the seats full. Sure, there are some people who want to go fast, but not enough to make it profitable. Supersonic flight for domestic travel is out because of the sonic boom issue.

Efficiency is the name of the game, not speed.

Link | Posted on Jun 17, 2017 at 23:32 UTC
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De Fotoman: Cool video, but.... C G I

Why do you think it's fake?

Link | Posted on Jun 17, 2017 at 23:25 UTC
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Rick Knepper: Is it a coincidence that Boeing commercial airliners are built in or near Seattle?

Yes. Yes it is.

Link | Posted on Jun 17, 2017 at 22:52 UTC
On article Pentax KP Review (665 comments in total)
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GarysInSoCal: RIDICULOUS battery life... come onnnnn Pentax! I'd have to buy THREE of your overpriced batteries to get me thru 1 day of shooting... not to mention having to change batteries at what I'm sure will be very inconvenient times. And your 27 point AF system SUCKS ... far behind the competition's better AF systems... and this camera is freakin HEAVY! Back to the drawing board... :P

The problem here isn't the camera, it's you. Thinking you have to pay top dollar for a Pentax branded battery that's widely available for less than ten bucks, and not understanding how CIPA measures battery life tells me that you haven't the slightest idea of what you're talking about.

As for changing the battery at what you're "sure will be very inconvenient times," well, that will only happen if you're too dim to pay attention to the battery indicator. I've never, ever had a battery just die on me in the middle of something, because I change it before then.

Link | Posted on Mar 31, 2017 at 18:09 UTC
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brycesteiner: I would certainly bet the original sailor picture was staged. Perhaps the photographer paid the sailor and knew exactly where to stand. This way they could get just the right picture. Specially in the days of manual focus and manual cameras.

You'd lose that bet. It just shows the difference between a skilled, observant photographer and you.

Link | Posted on Feb 3, 2017 at 18:48 UTC
On article Shaking up the market: Pentax K-70 Review (366 comments in total)
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spontaneousservices: "The K-70 is a very compelling option, especially for cash-strapped enthusiasts that are looking for a camera that they want to take complete control of and customize to their personal taste. For them, the Pentax is the obvious choice, as there's no penalty for buying a body on a budget in terms of features and controls, which isn't the case with other manufacturers."

- aren't you forgetting the point about buying into one brand's lens line-up? Possibly that IS quite some penalty!

Fast is relative, but they do offer a very nice 21mm Limited prime (31mm equiv.).

Link | Posted on Nov 18, 2016 at 19:22 UTC
On article TIME releases 100 most influential images of all time (165 comments in total)
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Biological_Viewfinder: This is a very weird set.

CONGRATULATIONS!!! You just depicted human misery and suffering! Your photo is therefore great!

You need to think about what "influenital" means, and it might help if you read the About the Project section.

Link | Posted on Nov 18, 2016 at 02:23 UTC
On article Shaking up the market: Pentax K-70 Review (366 comments in total)
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odpisan: Just asking if anybody knows the explanation ...
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In review is AF of K 70 - it seems - is one of big problems.

I wonder how is that possible?

A month ago I made 400 pictures with twin brother of Pentax K20 - my 8 years old (!!) Samsung GX20. Also action. Only 12 photos were out of focus.

12 of 400 ???

BTW: 8 years old battery was not even beginig to loose some power .. indicated as full at the end of photo-day. So it had moore than enough power to save everything on pc & after that savig, indicator still showed that batery is full.

Question:
What is happening with new cameras?

Samples:
https://goo.gl/photos/32KZFQNfeTmpbc449

No, I agree that Pentax needs to up it's AF game. No doubt about that. My point is: buyers need to evaluate their needs and decide if the AF is a dealbreaker. I'd argue that for the majority of users, it should not be.

Link | Posted on Nov 12, 2016 at 22:26 UTC
On article Shaking up the market: Pentax K-70 Review (366 comments in total)
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PrakticaB: A very decent and clean review. I will add as a "Pro" the big and bright viewfinder. The weight could be at first sight a "Con" but don't forget the metal chasis, SR mechanism and the pentaprism. Quality comes with (some) weight!

Calling this camera heavy is a bit of an exaggeration. It's lighter than my K-5, which has never seemed burdensome to carry around.

Link | Posted on Nov 11, 2016 at 16:53 UTC
On article Shaking up the market: Pentax K-70 Review (366 comments in total)
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spontaneousservices: "The K-70 is a very compelling option, especially for cash-strapped enthusiasts that are looking for a camera that they want to take complete control of and customize to their personal taste. For them, the Pentax is the obvious choice, as there's no penalty for buying a body on a budget in terms of features and controls, which isn't the case with other manufacturers."

- aren't you forgetting the point about buying into one brand's lens line-up? Possibly that IS quite some penalty!

Not really. There are plenty of very good and versatile lenses for Pentax.

Link | Posted on Nov 11, 2016 at 16:49 UTC
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