scrane

scrane

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Lights Perfection: Moved here to Idaho from Abu Dhabi, UAE 14 years ago and never looked back! Come visit Idaho or better yet, move here (if you love the outdoors)!

I think that half of California has already taken your suggestion.

Link | Posted on Dec 6, 2017 at 17:47 UTC
On article Gear of the Year 2017 - Richard's choice: Sony NP-FZ100 (247 comments in total)
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Abrak: Sony pulled off a very neat trick with this battery. Battery-wise, Sony users fell into 2 Groups - those that didnt want a bigger battery because they didnt want a bigger camera and those who wanted a bigger batter necause the 'needed' longer battery life. Sony satisfied both Groups by increasing battery life without a sizable increase in the battery or camera.

This battery is about twice the size with about twice the output as the old one. Nothing magic here.

Link | Posted on Nov 30, 2017 at 13:08 UTC
On article Gear of the Year 2017 - Richard's choice: Sony NP-FZ100 (247 comments in total)
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scrane: I still really enjoy DPReview for the forums and the reviews, but I think their editorial policy sucks. It seems they are challenged by how many silly and uninteresting articles they can produce. Is there anything special about this battery outside of being larger than the old ones Reading this article sheds no light on this question.

The big deal is not the battery, but the rearrangement of the internals of the a7riii to be able to accept a battery that is twice the size of the a7rii cell ad not change the dimensions of the camera.
If there is anything revolutionary about the new battery it's that Sony chose not to double the price.

Link | Posted on Nov 29, 2017 at 22:33 UTC
On article Gear of the Year 2017 - Richard's choice: Sony NP-FZ100 (247 comments in total)
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scrane: I still really enjoy DPReview for the forums and the reviews, but I think their editorial policy sucks. It seems they are challenged by how many silly and uninteresting articles they can produce. Is there anything special about this battery outside of being larger than the old ones Reading this article sheds no light on this question.

More pictures per charge is good. Duh.

Link | Posted on Nov 29, 2017 at 18:59 UTC
On article Gear of the Year 2017 - Richard's choice: Sony NP-FZ100 (247 comments in total)
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scrane: I still really enjoy DPReview for the forums and the reviews, but I think their editorial policy sucks. It seems they are challenged by how many silly and uninteresting articles they can produce. Is there anything special about this battery outside of being larger than the old ones Reading this article sheds no light on this question.

Looks a lot bigger to me, unless the scale was altered in the photo above.

Link | Posted on Nov 29, 2017 at 18:58 UTC
On article Gear of the Year 2017 - Richard's choice: Sony NP-FZ100 (247 comments in total)

I still really enjoy DPReview for the forums and the reviews, but I think their editorial policy sucks. It seems they are challenged by how many silly and uninteresting articles they can produce. Is there anything special about this battery outside of being larger than the old ones Reading this article sheds no light on this question.

Link | Posted on Nov 29, 2017 at 18:48 UTC as 45th comment | 8 replies
On article Hands-on with the Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark III (204 comments in total)

"Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark III"
Hands-On or Mouth-Full?

Link | Posted on Sep 2, 2017 at 15:44 UTC as 19th comment | 1 reply
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Guido FORRIER: Russian optics , body parts ( Rostec) Chinese (ore also Rostec) electronics and Sony sensor , assembled in China ?
looks good to me . i think , and i am pretty sure , the relaunch of the Zenit has to do with the Western politics to bash and isolate Russia . This country wil more invest in their civilian market , using the expertise of the their weapon industry . Russia can live without the west and in a "splendid isolation " .
"In 2014, Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev put his support behind the initiative to resume production."
"Rostec is a Russian state corporation established in late 2007 to promote development, production and export of hi-tech industrial products for civil and defense sectors. It brings together about 700 entities which form 14 holding companies: eleven holding companies operate in the defense-industry complex and three are involved in civil sectors."

Don't dismiss "stalinism" as finished.

Link | Posted on Aug 21, 2017 at 23:26 UTC

Obviously it can't compete with Nikon , because...

Link | Posted on Aug 21, 2017 at 23:23 UTC as 92nd comment | 1 reply
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Mariano Pacifico: As what I predicted ...

Leica is overhyped, overpriced and overrated ... Nikon should purchase the red dot trademark ... if it hoped to survive the onslaught from Canon, Sony and Fujifilm.

The proceeds of 45% is to invest in cellphone cams with Huawei ... this will be the only cellphone with the iconic red dot

Outside of a small mutual admiration society Leica is also irrelevant.

Link | Posted on Aug 4, 2017 at 12:15 UTC
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steelhead3: Poor PR, treated as a colony by Washington and not allowed economic benefits of a State will continue to wallow. The safety valve of immigration is causing a diaspora of a proud people.

Ah... the costs of maintaining a colonial empire.

Link | Posted on Aug 3, 2017 at 13:03 UTC

Check out the Lenin Statues pictorial on opening page.

Link | Posted on Aug 3, 2017 at 13:02 UTC as 2nd comment
On article Idaho in the spring: 9 must-shoot spots (31 comments in total)
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geekyrocketguy: Based on these photos, I conclude that 100% the population of Idaho are women.

Down to 50% if we include the photographer.
Although, in some social enclaves in this part of the west it's 3-5 women for every man.

Link | Posted on Jul 27, 2017 at 13:40 UTC
On article Idaho in the spring: 9 must-shoot spots (31 comments in total)

Maybe we'll see you along the thin line of totality next month!

Link | Posted on Jul 27, 2017 at 13:37 UTC as 4th comment
On article When the selfie turns sacreligious (33 comments in total)

Since this is the only Mosque open to "non believers" in all of Morocco, its quotient of "sacrilegiousness" is bound to be high.

Link | Posted on Jul 25, 2017 at 17:32 UTC as 6th comment
On article SainSonic launches 50mm F1.1 lens for APS-C cameras (252 comments in total)

It would be fun to play with on my NEX-7. Hmmm.

Link | Posted on Jul 8, 2017 at 13:14 UTC as 11th comment | 1 reply
On article Sigma SD Quattro H Review (643 comments in total)
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Eugene232: How is this camera vs Sigma DP2 Merrill?
I had a DP2 which I loved and hated (mostly hated)
for IQ - didn't like the colors produced by this sensor

e.g. Sigma
https://www.flickr.com/photos/eugene232/11940327736/in/album-72157639086406624/lightbox/

https://www.flickr.com/photos/eugene232/12571212354/in/album-72157637232212163/lightbox/

Sony A7 (imo much better and natural colors)

https://www.flickr.com/photos/eugene232/16291955128/in/album-72157639086406624/lightbox/

https://www.flickr.com/photos/eugene232/14398466227/in/album-72157639086406624/lightbox/

I have a DP2, and personally I like the IQ. What I found interesting in the studio scene @ ISO 100 was that if you pull the window to the green feather on the lower left, the remarkable level of sharpness with the DP1 compared to the others. Then if you pull the window a little to the right you get a facefull of CA with the DP! Personally I would rather deal with correcting CA vs sharpness.

Link | Posted on Jun 9, 2017 at 14:28 UTC
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labradoodler: "The West" presumably Western US? Theres a whole other world out there ya know.

labradoodler: Your first name isn't Raul, is it?

Link | Posted on Mar 31, 2017 at 20:56 UTC

Although a little higher, Shoshone is no Niagra. With most of Idaho in some kind of flood stage this year it is pretty neat. Watch your footing: a fellow fell to his death there a couple of days ago.

Link | Posted on Mar 31, 2017 at 14:37 UTC as 19th comment | 5 replies
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scrane: Gosh. Am I missing something? All the samples are remarkably mediocre.

But what's your point? That my personal failing is my lack of interest in a luxury commodity? Come on.
The title of the article is: "The M U want: Leica M10 First Impressions Review and Samples". Actually, I did not comment on the review content outside of the seemingly haphazard inclusion of some pretty poor photography. Whether this is due to the quality of the camera or skill of the reviewer or both is the issue. So far no one has claimed that the included photos are of good quality. The argument has been that I haven't gone to the trouble to make them look decent. Well, BB gets paid to do that. I don't. How 'bout you? Send me one of the ones you've reprocessed. If you can make them look like they were produced with a modern, quality camera, send them my way!
Other than that, I'm tired of trying to figure out what you're saying. Perhaps English is not your native language?

Link | Posted on Feb 2, 2017 at 01:07 UTC
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