Zigmont

Zigmont

Lives in United States Baltimore, MD, United States
Works as a Editor
Joined on Dec 8, 2011

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On article 10 macro photography tips for beginners (50 comments in total)

Good advice except for "Second of all, forget about tripods." A tripod is essential, in my experience. You simply can not hold the camera steady enough at high magnifications and slow-ish shutter speeds required for some depth of field when shooting macro. Plus, you'll need a tripod to do focus stacking, something the author doesn't even discuss(?). I bring small pieces of reflective cardboard to help block the wind, but basically if there's a lot of wind, forget about macro shooting. Go out early in the morning or late in the afternoon when the wind is down.

Link | Posted on Oct 3, 2017 at 14:05 UTC as 7th comment | 2 replies

Normally something like this appears on DP Review and everyone calls it "art".

Link | Posted on Sep 22, 2017 at 21:56 UTC as 101st comment

The head shot is pretty bad. The photos of her with the kids are much better.

Link | Posted on Sep 18, 2017 at 10:41 UTC as 50th comment | 1 reply

$1,000.00? Bwahahahaha! Teeheeheehee! Hahahaha! Good luck on that.

Link | Posted on Sep 2, 2017 at 23:04 UTC as 19th comment
On article Nikon AF-P 70-300mm F4.5-5.6E ED VR sample gallery (70 comments in total)

Not impressed at all, every sample photo looks out of focus in various spots. Although the photo composition is of such poor quality, who knows. Very bad photo gallery on this one.

Link | Posted on Aug 29, 2017 at 23:43 UTC as 4th comment | 1 reply

I just wanted to point out the mistake in the headline, it should read "Nikon proves it's on the ropes with the D850".

Link | Posted on Aug 26, 2017 at 00:14 UTC as 36th comment | 3 replies

Not buying this story, sorry. After all, you "read it on the internet". Someone throws this expensive gear in a floppy bag or something and puts it in the cargo hold? Who would do that? If you're that stupid, you deserve what you get. I'd have it packed in a foam insert in a Pelican case and locked and bring it on board. I'd bet dollars to donuts there's more to this story than it appears.

Link | Posted on Aug 19, 2017 at 23:42 UTC as 73rd comment | 1 reply
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des hill: NSFW?? what utter garbage, what patronising claptrap is this?, and what an insult to EW. Totally SFW in my view

Unless you work in a church!

Link | Posted on Aug 18, 2017 at 13:16 UTC
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BBQue: To Editors: Does a "fine art nude" (in small size, quite dark, and harmless and in the background) really require a warning message and disclaimer in US??? Have any of you ever been to any art museum in Europe???

This is the U.S., where it's ok to shoot and kill people and the president can honor Nazis, but a glimpse of a naked human body is an "OMG!" no-no.

Link | Posted on Aug 18, 2017 at 13:14 UTC

The problem is, 99.99% of smartphone owners don't know what a good photograph is. The vast majority of smartphone photos are utter garbage. There are still people holding their phone vertically, fer cryin' out loud!

That said, it's shameful that we're nearly through 2017 and every camera doesn't have smartphone connectivity and downloadable apps. The camera manufacturers still act like it's 1986. That, more than anything else, will do more to kill the camera.

Link | Posted on Aug 14, 2017 at 14:48 UTC as 271st comment | 3 replies

Sounds illegal to me, but who knows in this current world of fascism run amok.

Link | Posted on Aug 3, 2017 at 16:28 UTC as 50th comment | 2 replies

Meanwhile, 40,000 Americans died in car accidents in 2016 and 8,800 people have died so far in 2017 from gun violence. But hey, you got to have your priorities, after all, terrorists are scary.

Link | Posted on Jul 26, 2017 at 23:45 UTC as 85th comment | 8 replies
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Dave: Boy do I feel safe.

Details:

Caps on or off?

Extra lenses too?

Flash?

Try that today and you'll end up in jail.

Link | Posted on Jul 26, 2017 at 23:41 UTC

Good luck wit dat. Huge U.S. mega corporation vs. Jane Doe? In the world of U.S. corporate owned government where corporations can do no wrong and the consumer is a pawn designed to hand over money, who do you think is going to win?

Link | Posted on Jul 19, 2017 at 18:25 UTC as 31st comment | 6 replies

Hate to admit it, but I never heard of 'em and I've been into photography for 40 years.

Link | Posted on Jul 17, 2017 at 16:24 UTC as 33rd comment | 3 replies
On article Tutorial: How to photograph wine on clear plexiglass (46 comments in total)

I like the "main lighting setup" photo best. I'd probably touch it up lightly and call it a day.

Link | Posted on Jul 17, 2017 at 01:34 UTC as 14th comment | 1 reply
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barrym1966: Would like to see it done again with pepsi ... Or beer :)

Andres Serrano would have used pee.

Link | Posted on Jun 21, 2017 at 23:55 UTC
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damian5000: My cat is cool. Can we post a story about him?

No.

Link | Posted on Jun 17, 2017 at 15:39 UTC
On article Nikon announces prices for 100th Anniversary products (114 comments in total)
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Negative287: Meh... If they want to impress me, release an F3 Digital with Split Prism Focusing Screen and Conservative Metering for $500! Then throw in a 50 F/2 with Aperture Ring and Metal body.

Or a DSLR that can actually focus while shooting video.

Link | Posted on Jun 16, 2017 at 10:10 UTC
On article Nikon announces prices for 100th Anniversary products (114 comments in total)
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mcshan: A Pin Collection! Yes! Ask and you shall receive. Our dreams have been answered!

30 years ago when I bought my first Nikon camera, I said "I hope when Nikon celebrates their 100th anniversary they make a commemorative pin collection."

Link | Posted on Jun 16, 2017 at 10:07 UTC
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