faterikcartman

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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 19th comment | 5 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 (168 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 (168 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 48th 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

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.

Link | Posted on Jan 14, 2017 at 18:52 UTC as 40th comment | 3 replies
On article DJI reportedly takes majority stake in Hasselblad (191 comments in total)

I've had my sights set on the 100 mp Hassy. But if Hassy's customer support turns into the DJI support I've read about in Amazon reviews I may reconsider. Best of luck to them. On the plus side, if this snaps your shutter, maybe Hassy will start releasing new models quicker. DJI seems to waste no time.

Link | Posted on Jan 7, 2017 at 01:19 UTC as 43rd comment | 1 reply
On article Dell's 8K monitor goes on sale in March for $5000 (215 comments in total)

Too often companies seem to make what they think they can hype to the market. While ignoring what users really want. I suppose there are users who will plant their noses a foot from this 32" monitor. But I rather not hurt my neck. Further away are you really going to see 8k resolution? Were I The Monitor King, I would be making a 4 or 5k --tops -- in this size, OLED, and brag about blacks, contrast, and uniform brightness. But I guess 8k is easier to grasp and market. Reminds me of megapixels.

Link | Posted on Jan 6, 2017 at 01:06 UTC as 66th comment | 8 replies

I guess Verizon really wants a platform to compete with Google and Facebook. But i dislike Yahoo for so many reasons I'm surprised Verizon isn't limiting their offer to beer and pizza. Without a major revamp I wouldn't be surprised to see Yahoo fade away in the coming years.

Link | Posted on Dec 15, 2016 at 19:44 UTC as 37th comment
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faterikcartman: I can't wait to see how some folks process the RAW files and post them in the Medium Format subforum here! Oh wait. Never mind.

Wow, really? With no announcement? I looked a month or two ago. I'll go find it now. Thanks.

Link | Posted on Dec 13, 2016 at 22:43 UTC

I can't wait to see how some folks process the RAW files and post them in the Medium Format subforum here! Oh wait. Never mind.

Link | Posted on Dec 12, 2016 at 20:00 UTC as 74th comment | 4 replies

I want to vote for the Hasselblad H6D-100c.

Link | Posted on Dec 8, 2016 at 15:40 UTC as 38th comment
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PhotoKhan: Congratulations to Chris Williams for some breathtaking aerial shots.

...but, most specially, kudos to the US Forrest Service for sticking with FAA ruling and not putting in place additional absurd restrictions on recreational UAVs.

I am about to get my first drone and am appalled and disgusted at the extensive "top-of-the-head" restrictions the countless agencies from several European countries decide to apply, "just because".

Not only do we, European citizens, have to fund and endure a plethora of Public Services, many of which have a mere logic of "self-employment, self-justification" for their existence but also seem to have to put up with their pressing need to exert a farcical "authority" just to amplify that very same worthless logic.

You crack me up Milner. It's appropriate to talk about cameras on a photography site -- but not one's ability to use them? Um, sure, that makes sense. Your insistence on regulating his speech here comes from the same world view that he complains about. Regulating for regulating's sake. The totalitarian mindset is incredibly popular in Europe and the USA.

Link | Posted on Dec 7, 2016 at 21:15 UTC
On article The whole nine yards: Canon 35mm F1.4L II USM review (333 comments in total)

Ii can't remember the last time I pined for something made by Canon in my bag over Nikon. And while DP review made a big deal about the relative high cost of this lens, I'm almost certain had Nikon released it they would have charged exactly $1,000.00 more for it. Well played Canon. Well played.

Link | Posted on Dec 1, 2016 at 19:45 UTC as 56th comment
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WilliamJ: A major reason why I won't buy this RX100 V (nor any Sony camera): I'm a long time resident in Japan and guess what ? This geniuses company that sells cameras on the 33 continents of the known universe doesn't care selling its cameras in a bilingual version in Japan, while Fuji and Olympus for instance sell theirs in a 15 or 20 languages menu.
These last years I've "missed" two or three Sony models that would have met my needs, just because this company doesn't care feeding its domestic products with japanese + english (I don't even ask for more than that). In the meanwhile, Panasonic which shared that crazy policy has finally changed that because this is stupid as hell and guess what: when my Fuji broke, I've been able to buy a Panasonic camera...

To sum up things: every camera makers 1- 0 Sony-Japan !!!

If you're fluent in Japanese then I really don't get your ranting. You purport to be on a crusade to help temporary residents, but I'm guessing they are better off buying a model from their home country. Frankly, you sound like you're just a troll on a witch hunt against Sony. Good luck with your crusade.

Link | Posted on Nov 29, 2016 at 21:45 UTC
On article Cokin launches vintage-styled Riviera Classic tripod (94 comments in total)
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Favorable Exponynt: It ain't no Gitzo

Oly, I still have a Tiltall. And it still works. I also have an old tripod made out of wood. I'm not feeling any need to pretend to be retro.

Link | Posted on Nov 29, 2016 at 02:02 UTC
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WilliamJ: A major reason why I won't buy this RX100 V (nor any Sony camera): I'm a long time resident in Japan and guess what ? This geniuses company that sells cameras on the 33 continents of the known universe doesn't care selling its cameras in a bilingual version in Japan, while Fuji and Olympus for instance sell theirs in a 15 or 20 languages menu.
These last years I've "missed" two or three Sony models that would have met my needs, just because this company doesn't care feeding its domestic products with japanese + english (I don't even ask for more than that). In the meanwhile, Panasonic which shared that crazy policy has finally changed that because this is stupid as hell and guess what: when my Fuji broke, I've been able to buy a Panasonic camera...

To sum up things: every camera makers 1- 0 Sony-Japan !!!

I'm still not understanding your unwillingness to competently learn the language of the place where you're a long-term resident. Moreover, you mentioned the Japanese market cameras cost less. Sony probably keeps English off the menus so Americans don't try to cut Sony USA out of the transaction by buying cheaper Japan-only cameras.

Link | Posted on Nov 28, 2016 at 20:11 UTC
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