faterikcartman

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On article The Sony a9 is a 24MP sports-shooting powerhouse (1877 comments in total)

I shoot Nikon not Sony. But you won't catch me blindly defending Nikon or Canon here. Sony is not playing games. If I were Nikon I would be very, very, worried.

Link | Posted on Apr 19, 2017 at 19:20 UTC as 209th comment | 4 replies
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RubberDials: I hope she prevails because Warhol was a talentless parasite. All of his 'great works' - Elvis, Marilyn, the electric chair - depend for their impact on the artistic quality of the original photographs he used and reproduced essentially unchanged. His contributions - swathes of flat colour - add nothing.

Didn't I also read he employed numerous friends, hangers-on, and Superstars, in producing his work -- or reproductions thereof -- at The Factory?

Link | Posted on Apr 18, 2017 at 06:57 UTC

Not two or three weeks ago I suggested Nikon was fast heading into troubled waters and I was essential called an idiot because Nikon was still number two blah blah blah. How's that looking now guys? Don't stare too long at the current position -- try to observe the trajectory.

Link | Posted on Apr 15, 2017 at 07:48 UTC as 64th comment | 2 replies

I can't help but think of Kodak. Does anyone know the best place to sell camera gear? I'm thinking of getting Nikon out of my bag. Unfortunately, everything is Nikon.

Link | Posted on Apr 3, 2017 at 21:32 UTC as 36th comment | 4 replies
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johnnedanger: Jeebus, so many answers so little time. Here's the lowdown:

The japanese katakana for the word is ボケ, or in hiragana/kanji 暈け. In romaji that is "boke", or the two syllables bo-ke. Japanese consists of individual sounds that get strung together in even increments. One character, one sound, one beat (barring double characters like 'ii' which is basically two beats). So the hiragana characters are "bo" and "ke". "Bo" is always pronounced like "Bow and Arrow" and "Ke" is always pronounced like "Keh" with the 'e' sounding like "set" or "bet".

So the way the Japanese pronounce this is "Bo-ke". Not "Bo-kay". Not "Bou-quet". Not "Bo-kuh". If they wanted to pronounce it "Bo-kay" they would have used the katakana characters ボケイ, or "bo-kei" in romaji.

I've only studied the language a little, years ago, but this is how it remember it as well. Many nations, however, have regional -- and sometimes social -- differences on how the same words are pronounced. I've always pronounced it the way you cite, however, and will continue to do so. Interestingly, I suspect just as many people are unsure exactly what the word represents. But that's a whole other conversation.

Link | Posted on Mar 31, 2017 at 00:27 UTC
On article Ming Thein joins Hasselblad as Chief of Strategy (346 comments in total)

Sounds like a win for Hasselblad. This Ming's reviews have always struck me as honest, balanced, and helpful. He also seems to have a good sense of how things work and what's important. I suspect he'll push for quality and real-world functionality.

Link | Posted on Mar 28, 2017 at 22:10 UTC as 86th comment
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Marty4650: Talk about stupid crooks!

They stole something that will be extremely hard to sell without attracting some attention. Veydra currently has 24 lenses listed for sale on eBay, while Canon has 8,500 and Nikon has 9,600. If the police actually investigate this crime, it will be pretty easy to find who has the stolen goods. This rules out an "inside job."

Of course, both Canon and Nikon probably lock their doors at night, and don't store lenses next to their empty soda cans for recycling and printer paper.

You may have missed his point. An inside job doesn't need or want to sell them. I think his insinuation was they weren't selling well so they went for the insurance payout.

Link | Posted on Mar 16, 2017 at 02:42 UTC
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dennis tennis: Everybody knows illegal Mexicans prefer to shoot with Cine lenses. Build that wall now!

I'm sure your family thinks you're brilliant.

Link | Posted on Mar 16, 2017 at 02:40 UTC
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PeteQuad: This comment section is disappointing. I came looking for all the people that think this bag is horrible for 1000 reasons.

I kind of like it. Maybe that will get things started.

I understand that look is all the rage in Pyongyang.

Link | Posted on Mar 4, 2017 at 01:04 UTC
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MayaTlab0: More disappointment : I love the external colour scheme.
Not sure about the yellow inside though, and more importantly the locking mechanism.

I have three Kata bags. Best I've found. They all have bright interiors. Last time I shopped for one I found they had merged with Manfrotto.

Link | Posted on Mar 3, 2017 at 22:25 UTC

I always assume -- surely foolishly -- that the things featured here are either really new, really good, or really bad. I'm going to put these bags down for two out of three.

Link | Posted on Mar 3, 2017 at 22:21 UTC as 33rd comment

Do we really need another company that thinks it's Leica? Nikon, if I weren't so heavily invested in your glass -- and lazy about selling things (okay, just lazy), I would be inclined to drop you altogether. Apologies to everyone who thinks I'm being melodramatic and this doesn't look like a jumping the shark moment for Nikon.

Link | Posted on Feb 25, 2017 at 09:34 UTC as 92nd comment

FujiFilm uber alles! But seriously, while I have wet darkroom equipment in boxes, including condenser and dichroic enlargers, my wife would kill me if I ever tried to go back to that. If the Hasselblad scanners were cheaper I might have made a play for developing negatives and printing inkjet. But as it stands it just looks like a fight I won't win and isn't worth the trouble.

Link | Posted on Feb 21, 2017 at 21:39 UTC as 20th comment | 6 replies
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jerry7171: This story reminded me of a photograph we're all familiar with. Being risky for the sake of a photograph isn't anything new, but far more people are doing it now since cameras are in everyones hands. Please note Kitty Tatch and Katherine Hazleston doing their version of the twerk in 1900: http://i.imgur.com/dS8zQUI.jpg

More photos at: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2299691/Yosemite-National-Park-Vintage-photos-tourists-risking-life-limb-posing-Overhanging-Rock.html

We punish the smartest and most productive. And subsidize the creation of more children by the least productive and least intelligent. Many movies are dumb, but act smart. Idiocracy is a smart movie that acts dumb. I recommend it.

Link | Posted on Feb 5, 2017 at 20:46 UTC
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nathantw: But I thought lava was okay to walk on? I mean, just look at the Star Wars movie where Anakin and Ben were fighting. They made it look okay.

I am NOT suggesting anyone do this. I can tell you that my grandfather and his brother in law were born and raised in Hawaii. And I have seen them walking on undulating lava flows in bare feet. They report they could feel the lava moving inches below them. Not recommended behaviour. But possible.

Link | Posted on Feb 5, 2017 at 20:41 UTC
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faterikcartman: I love Trump and believe most of MMGW theory to be junk science. That said, the comments suggests Von Wong is making art with a camera and pushing all the right buttons. I'm not such a crusader as to believe realistic photojournalism is the end-all-be-all in photography. I believe it to be an art form. And I believe Von Wong to be a talented artist -- regardless of my feelings about the social commentary. He's done a great job forging his own path in this medium. And I hope DPR keeps publishing his work. Every time they do I find something I like. Notwithstanding the naysayers here.

Dialstatic you need to get out more. I have a degree containing the word "Doctor", as does my wife. From my perspective you are probably the one who doesn't understand. Particularly the way the data has been manipulated. I'm guessing your "knowledge" doesn't go much further beyond the headlines and what you've been told by people you assume know what they're doing and are being honest about it.

I have a family member who is a PhD researcher in this field. They tell me it's hogwash. But when they tried to confront a department head with the fact that the data didn't support the theory they were told to focus on the grant money. It is tough for an academic to go against the current orthodoxy without having their career sabotaged. But there are those who speak out. Books have been written, studies performed, and petitions signed by thousands of scientists.

Perhaps you should familiarize yourself with opposing views and explanations what has happened and why in corrupting the science. Not to mention broadening your circle of acquaintances. You may live in an echo chamber.

Link | Posted on Feb 1, 2017 at 20:45 UTC

I love Trump and believe most of MMGW theory to be junk science. That said, the comments suggests Von Wong is making art with a camera and pushing all the right buttons. I'm not such a crusader as to believe realistic photojournalism is the end-all-be-all in photography. I believe it to be an art form. And I believe Von Wong to be a talented artist -- regardless of my feelings about the social commentary. He's done a great job forging his own path in this medium. And I hope DPR keeps publishing his work. Every time they do I find something I like. Notwithstanding the naysayers here.

Link | Posted on Feb 1, 2017 at 00:49 UTC as 39th comment | 9 replies
On article Leica Boss: Hands-on with new Leica M10 (169 comments in total)
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faterikcartman: Is it really as large as it appears in the photos? Is the size really a technological necessity, or a design choice?

Thanks Barney. I can palm a basketball so it is not always easy to judge. And I'm on my phone and didn't look close enough to see if they were the hands of a man or a woman. I just looked at my own and thought it looked pretty large for a modern camera of this type in comparison.

Link | Posted on Jan 18, 2017 at 21:45 UTC
On article Leica Boss: Hands-on with new Leica M10 (169 comments in total)

Is it really as large as it appears in the photos? Is the size really a technological necessity, or a design choice?

Link | Posted on Jan 18, 2017 at 20:08 UTC as 49th comment | 5 replies
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faterikcartman: I'm no longer a young man. I've seen orangish moons on the horizon. I've even seen reddish moons during big fires. But I've never seen a RED moon on a clear black night. Admittedly I skimmed it, but the article gave me the impression the colour of the moon was entirely natural due to atmospheric effects and not an effect of saturation or other PS manipulation. I'm not sure I'm buying that. Regardless, I really liked and enjoyed the images.

I saw that live Vik. It did not look deep red to my eyes like one of the images above.

Link | Posted on Jan 14, 2017 at 22:16 UTC
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