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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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 (477 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 108th 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 195th comment
On article Leica TL2 first impressions (369 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 (369 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 (125 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
On article Simple demo shows the power of a polarizing filter (134 comments in total)
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Quantum Scientist: Only trouble is, if you've got a lot of lenses you need a lot of different filter sizes.

Or a step down ring in many cases.

Link | Posted on Jul 4, 2017 at 05:05 UTC
On article Peak Design Everyday Backpack Review (125 comments in total)

Think I'll stick with my f-Stop Guru. Have lugged that backpack all around the world and it's still going strong.

Link | Posted on Jun 29, 2017 at 11:09 UTC as 4th comment | 3 replies
On article Sony a9 Full Review: Mirrorless Redefined (2732 comments in total)
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Amateur Hour: Sure it's a smaller, lighter weight camera, but you stick one of those big honkin' 'white' lenses on it and it begins to look silly.

I'll take something like the A7 or A9 that 'some say' looks silly with a long lens but has the advantage of being small with a 35mm f/2.8 lens attached, over something like a Nikon 5D that is more proportional with a long lens but that's a big ass brick of a camera with a 35mm lens attached.

Link | Posted on Apr 24, 2017 at 16:14 UTC
On article Sony a9 Full Review: Mirrorless Redefined (2732 comments in total)
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Amateur Hour: Sure it's a smaller, lighter weight camera, but you stick one of those big honkin' 'white' lenses on it and it begins to look silly.

It certainly ls amateur hour if one cares so much about how others feel they look and not about the quality of their work.

Link | Posted on Apr 23, 2017 at 22:15 UTC
On article Headed to Havana? Check out these photo spots (61 comments in total)
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Triplet Perar: Cuba still produces those cars from 1940s and 1950s?

not producing any, in fact they're holding some together with bailing wire, bondo and duct tape, but it's still a great place to visit.

Link | Posted on Apr 10, 2017 at 00:40 UTC
On article Headed to Havana? Check out these photo spots (61 comments in total)
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Gmon750: I was in Cuba last November/December, right in the middle of when Fidel Castro passed away. Havana for certain is a photographer's dream. It was almost an overload of possibilities. We also went to the old town of Trinidad which like Havana, has untold photo possibilities. We also went scuba diving for a week at the Jardines de la Reina (Queen's Gardens) south of Cuba to do underwater photography. Believe me, there is as much to photograph underwater as there is above water.

I highly recommend visiting that country. Raul Castro already mentioned that he plans on stepping down in the next year or two to make way for a younger leader to bring Cuba out of the old cold-war times. Pretty exciting time to be in Cuba.

I was there with the family in December and it was a great experience, we're already planning to go back.

Link | Posted on Apr 10, 2017 at 00:36 UTC
On article Sony FE 85mm F1.8 sample gallery and first impressions (145 comments in total)
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jackspra: Not for me as I don't like the look or feel of the A7 cameras,but very nice looking shots.A keeper lens I would say.

I guess we're on opposite sides of the track then. I've been a Nikon shooter for almost 40 years, but recently sold my D800 and moved to a A7RII because I love the size and ergonomic, just feels great in the hand and the IQ is outstanding. Sony is making some great cameras and the lens selection is growing, I also love the quieter shutter for street shots and concerts.

Link | Posted on Mar 1, 2017 at 01:20 UTC
On article Sony FE 85mm F1.8 sample gallery and first impressions (145 comments in total)
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jackspra: Not for me as I don't like the look or feel of the A7 cameras,but very nice looking shots.A keeper lens I would say.

And you shoot with what?

Link | Posted on Feb 28, 2017 at 23:52 UTC
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