Boomanbb

Boomanbb

Lives in United States Richmond, VA, United States
Works as a Software Trainer, law firm
Joined on Feb 11, 2003
About me:

My main photography interests are Allstar cheering, modeling and portraits.

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CameraCarl: Unfortunately the new iPad interface makes the image much smaller because side panels now take up 1/3 of the screen space, even when not in editing mode, and can't be shrunk. I really don't need that much space dedicated to telling me what my image file name and information are.... I already know, after all I took the image! I wonder if Adobe ever asks users what we really want? If they had asked me, I would have opted for the largest image size I can get on my screen.

Tap the 'i' and you will get full screen plus the ability to rate images. You may need to tap the 'i' twice to go full screen.

You can also title and caption images from the 'i' screen!

Link | Posted on Jul 19, 2017 at 03:51 UTC
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CameraCarl: Unfortunately the new iPad interface makes the image much smaller because side panels now take up 1/3 of the screen space, even when not in editing mode, and can't be shrunk. I really don't need that much space dedicated to telling me what my image file name and information are.... I already know, after all I took the image! I wonder if Adobe ever asks users what we really want? If they had asked me, I would have opted for the largest image size I can get on my screen.

Tap the image once for full screen. Pinch to set the zoom. Tap again to edit, works great for me.

Link | Posted on Jul 19, 2017 at 02:48 UTC
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Boomanbb: While I'm not against what the photographer did, I do wonder how people would feel if he had asked you for permission to take pictures of the inside of your house and you refused so he comes back when you aren't home...

Again, I'm not against what the photographer did but the question stands. The ship was not abandoned, its the property of someone. If the property were YOURS and you denied someone's access to it, how would you feel if they came back when you were not there and photographed it anyway?

People seem to think it's OK as long as it's someone else's property.

Link | Posted on Jul 10, 2017 at 13:54 UTC

While I'm not against what the photographer did, I do wonder how people would feel if he had asked you for permission to take pictures of the inside of your house and you refused so he comes back when you aren't home...

Link | Posted on Jul 10, 2017 at 00:39 UTC as 41st comment | 7 replies
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Matewka: That's one small step for Instagram, one giant leap for censorship.

Actually, I am fully in my rights as a parent to physically protect my family from threats. The police officer I discussed this with confirmed. Perhaps you should educate yourself on free speech before randomly talking about it.

Link | Posted on Jul 6, 2017 at 12:49 UTC
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Matewka: That's one small step for Instagram, one giant leap for censorship.

I have no problem punishing any child or adult who threatens my family.

Link | Posted on Jul 3, 2017 at 11:05 UTC
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Matewka: That's one small step for Instagram, one giant leap for censorship.

I am as free speech as the rest of folk but it seems that some people think free speech means they can say whatever the f$%k they want to no matter how it might offend. Sorry, I do not agree with that point of view. Like I told a kid who was harassing my granddaughter on my own property, "you can say all you want from the street but step one foot onto my property and I will consider it a threat and beat your a**!" Facebook owns Instagram and has had a history of people abusing free speech. It's their product, if they want to clean it up, fine with me. If someone doesn't like it they can create their own social media platform.

Link | Posted on Jun 30, 2017 at 15:57 UTC
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Matewka: That's one small step for Instagram, one giant leap for censorship.

I understand what you are saying but there are a lot of kids on Instagram. I would rather it be safe. Plenty of other places to speak your mind.

Link | Posted on Jun 30, 2017 at 00:31 UTC

What a lot of people are missing is that this design allows him to easily follow airplanes in flight. If you have ever flown a jib camera you know that once its in motion, that motion is very smooth from side to side and up and down. Since planes are not changing direction suddenly like a bird, he should be easily able to track them for the obvious great photos he got.

Link | Posted on Jun 7, 2017 at 21:41 UTC as 24th comment | 1 reply
On article The Sony a9 is a 24MP sports-shooting powerhouse (1908 comments in total)
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Boomanbb: Finally (for me), an interesting sports camera from Sony. Based on current Sony cameras, do they have a battery grip for two batteries AND is it capable of taking at least 6,000 photos (not all at 20fps)?

Personally, I find shallow depth of field pointless and a hassle. I would much prefer that the entire head be in focus and not just one eye BUT I do like the ability to fire off a burst at an unpredictable event and have more options for getting that peak action.
Different strokes for different folks.

Link | Posted on Apr 19, 2017 at 21:29 UTC
On article The Sony a9 is a 24MP sports-shooting powerhouse (1908 comments in total)
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Boomanbb: Finally (for me), an interesting sports camera from Sony. Based on current Sony cameras, do they have a battery grip for two batteries AND is it capable of taking at least 6,000 photos (not all at 20fps)?

20fps could mean that you catch more peak action in a sequence. Imagine a crash photo, it happens quickly and by sheer luck you may get the peak action shot. A faster fps increases your odds.

Link | Posted on Apr 19, 2017 at 16:44 UTC
On article The Sony a9 is a 24MP sports-shooting powerhouse (1908 comments in total)

Finally (for me), an interesting sports camera from Sony. Based on current Sony cameras, do they have a battery grip for two batteries AND is it capable of taking at least 6,000 photos (not all at 20fps)?

Link | Posted on Apr 19, 2017 at 16:15 UTC as 330th comment | 8 replies

Really cool design but not very practical because it's too large to fit in most places you would need the wrench.

Link | Posted on Dec 23, 2016 at 19:38 UTC as 70th comment
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Dheorl: How does this differ from the plenty of counter-balanced fluid video heads on the market?

The main thing I see is it can point straight up or down.

Link | Posted on Dec 14, 2016 at 20:22 UTC
On article Mobile Speed: Portable SSDs for photographers (205 comments in total)
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zzzxtreme: Best deal now is sandisk 128gb thumbdrive for $30. Usb 3 interface around 120mbyte/sec, which is good enough. And sooooo tiny

I have that Sandisk 128GB thumbdrive but in my HP Spectre X360, the Lexar 512GB external SSD is at least 4 times faster when moving thousands of images from the hard drive. It is a night and day difference in performance.

Link | Posted on Dec 2, 2016 at 19:23 UTC

Lots of complainers today. This thing is awesome! I have wanted one of the large Cintiqs but this takes that a step further. Saying it's too expensive is like saying a 1DX is too expensive. Different people need different things.

Link | Posted on Oct 27, 2016 at 13:44 UTC as 60th comment
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Bitbuster42: Canon managed to present a "new" sensor which has still lower DR than Sony sensors which are more than 1 or 2 years old? Very disappointing. One would expect a better sensor for 3500$. How long Do I have to wait for a competitive sensor? Its a shame for their brilliant lens lineup.

When looking at a camera on only a singular strength it is easy to find cheaper better options. Much more fair to compare the entire camera, like the fact you can take thousands of photos with just two batteries.

Link | Posted on Aug 31, 2016 at 20:05 UTC
On article DxOMark confirms Canon EOS 1D X II sensor advances (217 comments in total)
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miggylicious: Didn't think that my 4 year old A99 would still perform better (in good light) than Canon's latest beast.

My only point is that there is more to performance than DR. I'm sure the Sony is a fine camera at what it does but it's no 1D series camera.

Link | Posted on Jul 1, 2016 at 01:49 UTC
On article DxOMark confirms Canon EOS 1D X II sensor advances (217 comments in total)
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miggylicious: Didn't think that my 4 year old A99 would still perform better (in good light) than Canon's latest beast.

Performance (ie: actually taking a photo) is more than DR. No way that A99 would outperform the IDXII in any light, situation, weather, etc.

Link | Posted on Jun 30, 2016 at 21:30 UTC
On article Hands-on with Hasselblad X1D (805 comments in total)
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Sam Santana: Did they have to make it so ugly???

Funny, its the 1st reasonably designed mirrorless camera I have seen. It would take a body at least as big as this to move me away from my DSLR. It even has a real battery unlike the joke-of-a-battery included with today's mirrorless options.

Link | Posted on Jun 22, 2016 at 23:45 UTC
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