ARB1

ARB1

Lives in United States Hot-lanta, GA, United States
Joined on Nov 14, 2002
About me:

Sony A7RII
Sony 55mm f/1.8
Sony 85mm F/1.8
Sony 28mm f/2
Sony 16-35mm f/4
Olympus OM-D E-M5
Nikon D800 - Sold

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On article iPhone X vs. Samsung Note 8 (378 comments in total)
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Judy Stone: My $30 brand new Lumia 640 does everything I need and more. Spending over $100 on a disposable device is beyond me

Some spend hundreds on a bottle of scotch, it's all about the enjoyment you receive and if you have the cash flow to support what you enjoy. I have no problem spending $1000 on a phone that will be almost attached to me for two years.

Link | Posted on Sep 22, 2017 at 23:43 UTC
On article iPhone X vs. Samsung Note 8 (378 comments in total)
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mszt: this iphone X looks like a cheap toy.. I bet it will not sell well..

Apple doesn't make cheap equipment, but the iPhone does look dated in my eyes. I expected something really new but it looks just like my 6s+. I bet they'll sell every phone they make as has been the case in the past, they have a very loyal fanboy following.

Link | Posted on Sep 18, 2017 at 13:38 UTC
On article iPhone X vs. Samsung Note 8 (378 comments in total)
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Daniel Stehura: The Best OS is and always has been APPLE.
Removing the headphone Jack was stupid. We don't need more Emf radiation
with wireless ear pods. Apple gets an F for that!
I get 1/2 Back on my 7+ so the upgrade is $$700 no BFD!
Who love's Androids? Punk Squids with money for POT.

You're a funny dude.

I started with Android then went to Apple 4s then 6s+ and while my iPhone works well with my iMac I've always felt that the Android OS was much more enjoyable to use. I may bit the bullet, sell my 6s+ and get the Note 8. The Note is one sexy looking phone while the iPhone just looks recycled, old and dated.

I guess I'm just not an iPhone fanboy.

Link | Posted on Sep 18, 2017 at 13:35 UTC
On article iPhone X: What you need to know (411 comments in total)
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stefpix: X for Xpensive.

Or because it eXtracts large sums of money ones wallet.

Link | Posted on Sep 14, 2017 at 14:48 UTC
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tabloid: Im not a 'follower' of iPhone, I simply use iPhones because i uses a mac computer, and it makes syncing just that much easier.
As for upgrading from my 6.......hmmm I don't think so.
I suspect that a lot of people might migrate from other brands just to see what all the fuss is about.
But there is no doubt its a great bit of engineering. (just like other brands).

I'm in the very same boat. I'm not a fanboy and actually started out with Android and loved it, I only switched to Apple when I purchased an iMac since they work a bit better together.

I think Apple has been dragging their feet and relying on fanboys (and girls) to support their product while others like Samsung have been putting out great phones. I'm in on big hurry to trade in my iPhone 6s plus for the latest and greatest but I do like that Apple finally updated their screen, they should have done it a while ago. Hated seeing the beautiful screen on friends Samsungs while my iPhone looked old and out of date.

Link | Posted on Sep 14, 2017 at 14:36 UTC
On article Nikon D850 Review (2027 comments in total)
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DCE: So Nikon took two of Canon's premiere pro bodies, combined them and then made the Nikon version even better than both Canon cameras but, in one body. I guess I can see why Canon shooters might be a bit defensive. Maybe it's time to rid yourself of all that "superb Canon glass" (it's Canon shooters last line of defense) and quit being a fanboy follower. Nikon D850 @$3300. To have the same equivalent with Canon I need a 5Dsr, 5DMkIV, and 7DMkII.

What is it about Sony that doesn't do it for you? I switched from Nikon D800 to Sony A7Rii after some 30+ years of being a Nikon guy and I'm really liking the Sony, and as they continue to build their lens line I'm enjoying it even more. I travel a good bit and it's such a nice change to travel with the Sony.

I still have love for Nikon since my father and grandfather were also true Nikon guys.

Link | Posted on Sep 11, 2017 at 15:38 UTC

powerful!

Link | Posted on Sep 2, 2017 at 20:48 UTC as 40th comment
On article Hands on: Nikon D850 (372 comments in total)

As a former Nikon user for almost 40 years, it looks very promising and I wish Nikon the best, but I'll have to stick with my Sony A7RII. I love the size of the Sony for traveling around the world. That being said, there will probably always be a bit of Nikon blood flowing through my veins.

Link | Posted on Aug 24, 2017 at 13:07 UTC as 75th comment | 1 reply
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entoman: Instead of talking crap and defending Trump - possibly the most dangerous president in USA history, and a person who has dragged world opinion of the USA to its lowest point since Nagasaki, how about listening to the words of Mandela, as quoted by Obama?

Come on man, just listen to those on the right calling Trump out, it's not just the left. Why did his business counsel go belly up, because he's a divider, not a unifier. Eight months in when a president has the most leverage and his approval rating is lower than any president in modern times, even Rasmussen has his numbers in the toilet and they're conservative.

Link | Posted on Aug 17, 2017 at 21:19 UTC
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entoman: Instead of talking crap and defending Trump - possibly the most dangerous president in USA history, and a person who has dragged world opinion of the USA to its lowest point since Nagasaki, how about listening to the words of Mandela, as quoted by Obama?

c45, racial division took place as soon as Obama was elected, but it had nothing to do with what he had done or said, but with those that judged him based on his physical characteristics before he was even sworn in.

Be honest with hour self and look back at what Obama was handed, then look at where we are now. I don't know about you but my home more than doubled in value after the smoke cleared from the housing collapse, and that was not because of Trump. They can't build homes fast enough in my area.

CheetoMan is taking credit for the economic momentum that Obama created, and all he's done is created an firestorm or racial unrest like we've not seen since the 1950s. We went from (as entoman mentioned) intelligence, reason and decency, to petty childish actions like those of a 4 year old. The US was respected around the world and now we're a laughing stock.

Link | Posted on Aug 17, 2017 at 19:43 UTC

My wife just got back from a three week trip and she LOVED it and the people. We'll be heading back perhaps next year so I can do some shooting, she said it is an amazing place for anyone that enjoys photography.

Link | Posted on Aug 12, 2017 at 15:51 UTC as 20th comment
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Potemkin_Photo: Too easy for thieves to steal. They press button baboon camera gone. Sorry no cigar

It doesn't actually release that easily. Even with some effort I need to press both sides hard and push the tab up to get it to release, not a big deal to the owner but definitely not very easy for a thief. I trust my A7RII with one of these straps and I'm very security aware since I travel the world a good bit.

Link | Posted on Aug 10, 2017 at 13:34 UTC
On article Ten things we're hoping for from the Nikon D850 (481 comments in total)

Will it be mirrorless............. Kidding! Sometimes I miss my D800, but when I travel I do not miss the weight. Hope the D850 keeps Nikon in the game.

Link | Posted on Jul 25, 2017 at 12:58 UTC as 109th comment
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WillWeaverRVA: Compared to the Really Right Stuff L-brackets (which aren't "universal"), this is a pretty good price. If it's just as durable, it might be a pretty nice alternative.

So true Dan, I have a friend that will spend $150 on a bottle of scotch, then whine about the price of something else, I happen to like my $60 bottle of scotch. :-)

Link | Posted on Jul 13, 2017 at 22:25 UTC
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WillWeaverRVA: Compared to the Really Right Stuff L-brackets (which aren't "universal"), this is a pretty good price. If it's just as durable, it might be a pretty nice alternative.

I sure didn't want to pay $170, that's for sure, but after trying two other cheep ones (eBay and Amazon) I decided to give the RRS a try since I could easily return it if I didn't like it. I use it mostly as a grip extension that stays on the camera so I wanted it to feel like it was part of the camera, neither of the others felt that way. The RRS is beautifully machined so I guess you get what you pay for. The other two $25 brackets felt like cheep lightweight crap.

Link | Posted on Jul 13, 2017 at 19:23 UTC
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WillWeaverRVA: Compared to the Really Right Stuff L-brackets (which aren't "universal"), this is a pretty good price. If it's just as durable, it might be a pretty nice alternative.

Had the cheap Amazon L-Bracket for my A7Rii (still sitting in my camera case not used) then got the RRS one, no comparison, pricy but I love my RRS bracket.

Link | Posted on Jul 13, 2017 at 18:46 UTC

Should read: "Nikon 'FINALLY developing' new mirrorless cameras". And I was a Nikon user for almost 40 years.

Link | Posted on Jul 12, 2017 at 16:47 UTC as 197th comment
On article Leica TL2 first impressions (382 comments in total)
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dansclic: Keep cool, next year or so, Canon or/and Nikon will release a semi pro or pro mirrorrless which will kill this object dedicated to Karl Lagerfeld fans.....

Not sure where your got that from, I'm seeing the EOS 5 at #6 in 2016 and #14 in 2017. Don't even see the 6 listed in the top #15.

Link | Posted on Jul 11, 2017 at 15:40 UTC
On article Leica TL2 first impressions (382 comments in total)
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dansclic: Keep cool, next year or so, Canon or/and Nikon will release a semi pro or pro mirrorrless which will kill this object dedicated to Karl Lagerfeld fans.....

Refresh my memory, how far into the future is "or so"?

Link | Posted on Jul 10, 2017 at 20:33 UTC
On article Peak Design Everyday Backpack Review (126 comments in total)
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ARB1: Think I'll stick with my f-Stop Guru. Have lugged that backpack all around the world and it's still going strong.

How does the Guru compare to the Peak in terms of weight?

Link | Posted on Jul 4, 2017 at 16:12 UTC
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