Ron Outdoors

Lives in United States Philadelphia, PA, United States
Works as a Retired
Has a website at www.ronhartman.net
Joined on Nov 8, 2005

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lightandaprayer: So does the battery issue affect older iPhones such as my 5S? Everything that I have read so far focuses on the iPhone 6 models. . .

Same here. Have the 5S. Only about 18 months old. I'd also like to know what the situation is with the phone.

Link | Posted on Dec 29, 2017 at 01:19 UTC
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ecka84: Art is overrated.

Art is underrated.

Link | Posted on Dec 8, 2017 at 23:04 UTC
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Marty4650: If art is any good, it doesn't need to subsidized by taxpayers.

If no one is willing to buy it, then it is nothing more than something the artist alone thought was significant.

Not true. I belong to a non profit art association. We only have a gallery due to the kindness of the city providing us the space. Many excellent artist are members. Some are elderly, most have full time jobs in other professions. I know very few full time artists. It requires spending quite a bit of time promoting oneself. Many visitors who come in the gallery compliment us on the excellent works. Very few buy.

Link | Posted on Dec 8, 2017 at 23:02 UTC
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Luke Mullin: I think it's faked

Faked? I'd say more like overcrowded. This was posted earlier in the thread:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=1&v=sCCWtlbDIJs

Link | Posted on Nov 20, 2017 at 01:32 UTC
On article Sony announces lightweight FE 24-105mm F4 G OSS lens (297 comments in total)
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Dante Birchen: They could have made it at least 200 grams lighter by making it F3.5-5.6

I always like the Canon 24-85 back when I was using a 5D. 375 grams. I'd be more interested in something like that from Sony. But I can understand the preference for a constant aperture.

Link | Posted on Oct 25, 2017 at 13:51 UTC
On article Sony announces lightweight FE 24-105mm F4 G OSS lens (297 comments in total)
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Jefftan: 663 gram is lightweight?
I guess full frame not for me

f/2.8 is f/2.8 as far as light gathering. But smaller sensors use shorter focal length lenses to get same field of view. And shorter focal length lenses have more depth of field, less background blur.

Link | Posted on Oct 25, 2017 at 13:27 UTC
On article Sony announces lightweight FE 24-105mm F4 G OSS lens (297 comments in total)
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Jefftan: 663 gram is lightweight?
I guess full frame not for me

The Olympus 12-35 has been discontinued. The current 12-40 f/2.8 weights 382 grams. The Panasonic 12-35 is even lighter.

Link | Posted on Oct 25, 2017 at 12:42 UTC
On article Sony announces lightweight FE 24-105mm F4 G OSS lens (297 comments in total)
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kobakokh: Great news for Sony mirrorless camera users. 1300 USD for this lens! Other users can add 150-200 USD and buy also great Canon 6D+Canon24-105/4 IS set, or, Nikon D610+Nikkor 24-120/4 VR Set. Now customers have more choices in FF world. AT least i8n China is this prices for that sets.

Number one reason I switched to mirrorless is size/weight. So this lens is a non starter for me. The "mirrorless advantage" is whatever the user finds as a benefit due to that design.

Link | Posted on Oct 25, 2017 at 12:29 UTC

I shared this post on my Facebook and immediately started getting spam comments. Hope I didn't pick up some malware by doing that.

Link | Posted on Sep 13, 2017 at 17:40 UTC as 57th comment
On article Sony FE 50mm F2.8 Macro Sample Gallery (84 comments in total)
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Trubbtele: My Sigma EX 70mm is far suprior. Used in our advance lab.

I don't see where this was ever made in a Sony mount. In fact, it's been discontinued.

Link | Posted on Dec 16, 2016 at 17:29 UTC
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probert500: If my Olympus zuiko OM 50mm f3.5 macro wasn't so incredibly sharp and distortion free, I'd definitely give this a look.

Great lens. Had one back in the film days. I've been shopping for one recently for my A7. Even bid on one. With this announcement, I think I hold off and see how good the Sony is.

Link | Posted on Aug 31, 2016 at 00:54 UTC

Oh no, I thought I saw specks of dust on the lens elements. Or maybe it was my monitor.

Link | Posted on Jun 8, 2016 at 23:38 UTC as 5th comment | 1 reply
On article Design, looks and desire: Olympus does it again (391 comments in total)

As nice as it looks, I need something with a grip. (Preferably built in). So, I'll be keeping my E-M1.

Link | Posted on Feb 1, 2016 at 18:33 UTC as 91st comment | 1 reply
On article Roundup: Enthusiast Zoom Compact Cameras (424 comments in total)
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Cy Cheze: Here's a pitch for the underdog LX7:

The control ring is limited to aperture selection, but it has dedicated wheels for shutter and ND filter. Each ratchets precisely. The RX100 ring lurches about. The LX7 offers time lapse, which the others do not. Its aperture is fastest across the full zoom range. One can suppress digital zoom in video, which one cannot with the Sony. Plus, it is intermitently offered at a $299 price, which is hard to beat. Can the RX100 be worth more than twice that? It too will sell for less when the RX200 (or the Samsung KX100!) draw nigh. But people who elect to spend more money, or get a tatoo, find ingenious ways to be cheerful they did.

Most people are not going to spend $650 on compact camera. Especially when we already own more expensive equipment, and the compact will only be used occasionally. Plenty of reasons to consider other cameras in the the roundup.

Link | Posted on Dec 18, 2012 at 21:03 UTC
On article Roundup: Enthusiast Zoom Compact Cameras (424 comments in total)

I'm don't see a mention of video quality.

Also, the page menus, usually on the right, are not there. Makes it a little hard to navigate. Maybe I'm missing the video page.

Link | Posted on Dec 18, 2012 at 19:04 UTC as 152nd comment | 3 replies

I guess Snow Leopard is history to Apple.

Link | Posted on Dec 1, 2012 at 16:13 UTC as 11th comment

Quite annoying. Only for Mountain Lion. Yet, if I update from Snow Leopard, I lose compatibility with the SpectraView Calibrator, as Apple has not corrected that problem yet.

Link | Posted on Oct 25, 2012 at 11:49 UTC as 14th comment
On photo A fisheye_10017_0117 4-6 in the fish eye challenge (8 comments in total)

Great photo. So much of interest.

Link | Posted on May 22, 2012 at 20:12 UTC as 1st comment
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