ptox

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KrAnd: Will the new strings be too thick to go directly through the narrow strap eyelets we find on many cameras? I have the "risky" v3 threaded directly through the eyelets of my Fuji X-T20 (all other strap hardware removed) and I probably would not have purchased these connectors if this was not possible. Well, I guess I stick with v3 and take my chance on not being the one out of 17 thousands...

My question too -- I use the v3 anchors on an X100F, and the cords barely fit through the eyelets.

Link | Posted on Jun 6, 2018 at 16:49 UTC
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Matsu: This design never looked like a good idea to me. Just needed to see the Anchor connection once to know the failure risk was too high.

Whatever. Modern materials like those used in PD anchors are too advanced for you to "see" the failure risk in such an object just by looking at it.

Link | Posted on Jun 6, 2018 at 16:48 UTC
On article Review: Peak Design Capture Clip V3 (237 comments in total)
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Eric Hensel: Seems like a great way to test/exceed the limits of your tripod-screw socket.

StopTheGAS: Baseball has players, an orchestra has musicians, a rocket has astronauts, and DPreview has curmudgeons.

Didn't you know?

Link | Posted on May 31, 2018 at 19:32 UTC
On article Review: Peak Design Capture Clip V3 (237 comments in total)
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Geoworker: I've used several adapters like the one described in the article for hiking as they provide quick access to the camera for taking photos. I've used them to hold the camera on my chest and waist. In situations like that, there aren't enough people around to mistake the camera for something else. But I won't wear these in public because as anticipation_of as mentioned, they can be mistaken for a gun. And that can cause a serious downturn of events.

What sort of ambient fear does a society have to stew in for the risk of a camera being mistaken for a gun to be worthy of serious consideration?

I feel seriously sorry for you guys.

Link | Posted on May 31, 2018 at 19:29 UTC
On article Review: Peak Design Capture Clip V3 (237 comments in total)
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HRC2016: "it’s worth the money if you’re looking for a new approach to the way you carry your camera."

These products seem like a solution in search of a problem.
I'd rather spent my money on going places to take pictures.

Yeah, 15 mil on Kickstarter? Seems like you're in the minority.

I was one of those Kickstarter pledges back in the day... I used my clip all. the. time. It's so much faster for quick stowage than using your bag. It's also awesome for changing lenses on the fly, since you can clip your camera facing up as well as down.

In fact, all of their products (that I've tried) are excellent. Their latest camera straps are great. They have the best (smallest, lightest, fastest) quick-release clips in the business. Their bags are super high quality.

If it sounds like I'm raving a bit, well, I just appreciate good design--and PD really lives up to its name.

Link | Posted on May 31, 2018 at 19:25 UTC
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tedolf: Still no EVF option.

Why can't I buy a FUJI non- X trans camera with an EVF, or at least an option for one.

If Leica can do it, so can Fuji!

tedolph

ummwot

"The leaked X-T100 is basically an X-A5 with an EVF"

"The 24MP APS-C CMOS sensor (with a bayer array) is the same"

Link | Posted on May 18, 2018 at 22:31 UTC
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ozturert: He'd probably use the best camera he can get, if he lived now.

Of course he would. Duh.

(If you need it spelled out, the point is that the technical limitations of Adams' equipment relative to modern cameras make his images no less compelling to modern audiences.)

Link | Posted on Apr 24, 2018 at 21:13 UTC
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puttin: If you can't tell the difference between a gun and a camera you don't belong on the police force.

chriswy: "walk up with open arms"?

Uh, no; "take five seconds to assess the situation before using deadly force" is more like it.

When you have to exaggerate to that ridiculous extreme to make your point, you may as well not bother posting.

Link | Posted on Apr 4, 2018 at 19:19 UTC
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sirhawkeye64: Part of me doesn't understand how these people can go through all the training to be a police officer, yet when it comes time and someone has something that looks like a gun, but they aren't 100% sure, their first instinct is to shoot? I thought that police training did a better job of making sure that doesn't happen.... I guess I was wrong. I thought police were supposed to serve and protect citizens, not shoot them because they're "scared" or because they think they have a weapon. Police are really only supposed to discharge their weapon at someone in question as a lasts resort. But I get the feeling that some out there are not really cut out to be police officers... particularly those whose first instinct is to shoot. Shoot and then ask questions later as it seems. That is, if the person in question is still alive.

chriswy: Streets are not warzones, and a cop on a traffic stop is not a military sniper.

Link | Posted on Apr 4, 2018 at 19:15 UTC
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chriswy: People should learn not to do things that could cause trouble to themselves.

Spoken like a true sheep.

EDIT: after reading your posts below, "sheep" is right on the money. You clearly have a terrible case of authoritarian-submissive spinelessness disorder.

Link | Posted on Apr 4, 2018 at 19:14 UTC
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photoMEETING: Boring stuff for people who think the REAL world is not exciting enough.

All you've done is show that you lack the technical foundation to understand why this achievement is the very opposite of boring.

How trite is it these days to decry advancements in photo manipulation, anyway? Haven't the old guard been whistling that tune for about 20 years now?

Yeah, we get it: you're the last ARTISTE left on the planet. Good for you! Snore...

Link | Posted on Mar 26, 2018 at 20:50 UTC
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Mark Turney: Boooooorrrring 😐 ... more computer generated, soulless imagery.

As a software developer who appreciates the depth and complexity that went into this work .. replies like this make me want to smash my head against my keyboard.

(Hint: the artistic merit of the output photos is not the point.)

Link | Posted on Mar 26, 2018 at 20:47 UTC
On article Canon got it right on International Women's Day (463 comments in total)
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ptox: How predictable .. a celebration of something that is not male-centric, and some men lose their minds.

It's almost like we haven't had generations of old boys' clubs and until relatively recently the exclusive right to vote and (still) higher pay for the same work and the memory of the excuse of "it can't be rape, we're married" and so on and so on ..

StevenE, your knife is too dull to be cutting

Link | Posted on Mar 9, 2018 at 22:01 UTC
On article Canon got it right on International Women's Day (463 comments in total)
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ptox: How predictable .. a celebration of something that is not male-centric, and some men lose their minds.

It's almost like we haven't had generations of old boys' clubs and until relatively recently the exclusive right to vote and (still) higher pay for the same work and the memory of the excuse of "it can't be rape, we're married" and so on and so on ..

Get a grip. There is no misandry in my post.

Also, I have no idea what point you're trying to make.

Link | Posted on Mar 9, 2018 at 21:36 UTC
On article Canon got it right on International Women's Day (463 comments in total)
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sh10453: When is Men's International Day? I want to apply for a grant to travel too.
I think in the future the reverse is going to happen, where someone will start a MEN PHOTOGRAPHER thing.
People should be treated and compensated purely on qualifications, capabilities, and performance. Gender should not be a factor. Reality, however, is another story.

For uncounted generations being male conferred enormous unearned benefits to men.

So it's ignorant and/or suspect of you to look at an event meant to address that continued (if improving) imbalance and say, "gender should not be a factor".

Until we're much closer to that goal, we'll still need things like International Women's Day.

Pretending otherwise is just a weaselly way of maintaining the sexist status quo.

Link | Posted on Mar 9, 2018 at 20:50 UTC
On article Canon got it right on International Women's Day (463 comments in total)

How predictable .. a celebration of something that is not male-centric, and some men lose their minds.

It's almost like we haven't had generations of old boys' clubs and until relatively recently the exclusive right to vote and (still) higher pay for the same work and the memory of the excuse of "it can't be rape, we're married" and so on and so on ..

Link | Posted on Mar 9, 2018 at 20:37 UTC as 45th comment | 12 replies
On article Canon got it right on International Women's Day (463 comments in total)
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AstroStan: The majority of posts here are truly appalling.

These forums have become a vicious outlet for self-aggrieved white male snowflakes of the alt-right variety . Articles focused on social issues outdraw nearly every topic and are filled with the usual constellation of misogyny, xenophobia and so on.

(If I don't respond to the expected and predictable insults, it's because I have tired of these hateful comments and will no longer bother clicking on social issue "comment" bars. I know some of you are thinking "good riddance" because a few sober comments may spoil your echo chamber. So - enjoy!)

AstroStan: Yep. It's pathetic how so worked up some guys get about one single day of recognition for the progress that's been made and the progress that still needs to be made.

Of course their braying says nothing about the day or the people who want to celebrate it .. but it does plainly reveal its writers' fragile egos, historical ignorance, total lack of empathy, gender tribalism and, yes, subtle and sometimes overt misogyny.

(Also, the irony of posters complaining about the day being unnecessary while implicitly and unconsciously proving that it IS necessary is just too much.)

Link | Posted on Mar 9, 2018 at 20:32 UTC
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AbrasiveReducer: The lesson here is that the only preson who gets to lob insults and make phony statements about a person or business without incurring any legal jeopardy, is the president.

Teila Day: ugh .. you deserve him

Link | Posted on Mar 8, 2018 at 20:03 UTC
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W5JCK: Every so-called professional photographer I've ever met thought their work was a gift from the heavens. Their arrogance and their business practices leave a lot to be desired. I suspect that because the award was so small for supposedly having destroyed a business, and the photographer's business was shuttered, that there is a lot more to this story. I would not be surprised to discover shoddy work and poor business relations with multiple clients, perhaps most clients. On the other hand, the client seems to have gone way over the line as far as cancelling the check and turning to attacking the business online, as opposed to filing a legal claim and giving the business a bad but honest review online. Their two personalities might have clashed and at least partially caused this situation to spiral out of control. I really cannot see spending that much money on a wedding when most weddings end in divorce these days. Just have friends and family bring their cameras.

If you think there's more to story, then why not read the entire judgement before coming here and pretending you know WTH you're talking about?

Link | Posted on Mar 8, 2018 at 20:01 UTC
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SandySandy: Many of these photographers are on the payrolls of coup-supporters and funders of violent students revolutions (terrorism basically). Even funded by global insurgents and militia.
Their requests are not worth considering. If they had nothing to hide, they wouldn't need to hide it. Simple as that.

Wow ..

Wow.

Link | Posted on Feb 11, 2018 at 20:26 UTC
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