Klickitat

Lives in United States NW USA, United States
Joined on Sep 7, 2011
About me:

Get to some nice wild places and take pictures.

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On article The 10 most inspiring drone images of 2018 (212 comments in total)

I’m just an echo, by now, but I was a bit relieved to see many sentiments like mine that the natural images of remarkable subjects beat the prevalent photoshop abuses I’m so tired of. I liked 3, 5, and 10 best.

Link | Posted on Dec 21, 2018 at 19:32 UTC as 15th comment
On article The 10 most inspiring drone images of 2018 (212 comments in total)

It’s interesting to me that many see the same things I’m seeing and commenting similarly to what I’m thinking. Only the outer boats have anywhere to go. Also photoshop seems to be quite the tool for mass destruction rather than repair. Ok, yeah, art...

Link | Posted on Dec 21, 2018 at 19:28 UTC as 16th comment
On article Lily Robotics sued over claims of false advertising (138 comments in total)
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adengappasami: I wouldn't be surprised if light camera is next. Two years since customers paid and nothing delivered yet

They should just send all that money to me and I will deliver a great drone to those customers. Let's see, 34 mil divided by 60,000 orders... Photo quality as good as a $2-3k drone... Haha. Nevermind.

Link | Posted on Jan 20, 2017 at 00:51 UTC
On article Lens shootout: Sony RX10 III destroys the competition (501 comments in total)

Someone at DPR should correct the specs for weight showing at Amazon. Item weight of 4.41 lbs is a bit hefty for this hiker. I believe 2.32 lbs is the spec shown in the review. The larger number is more like what I'll be carrying if I'm packing equivalent length for my a6000.

Link | Posted on May 28, 2016 at 21:34 UTC as 57th comment | 1 reply
On article Lens shootout: Sony RX10 III destroys the competition (501 comments in total)
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Everlast66: I think by their standards, it is justified to say that the lens "destroys" competition.

Keep in mind that DPR are so thorough, that for example, they ended up writing a multi-page report about some artefacts in Sony RAW files, that are only visible in low contrast situations, when pushed by 3 (or was it 5) EV and pixel peeping.

From this perspective this 24-600 (equiv) Zeiss lens indeed destroys the other three. Firstly, only the Canon manages the same range (but is slower 2.8-5.6 vs 2.4-4) and then the advantage in resolving power of the Zeiss is huge.

Of course, the RX10 III is twice more expensive, but this is also due to other features like, newer & faster sensor, features like 1000fps video, etc.

The "competitors" were probably not even designed as competitors, but these companies made their half-hearted attempts to open a niche and then this camera arrives and outperforms them in most ways possible so it's kind-of fair to say it destroys them.

"I think by their standards, it is justified to say that the lens "destroys" competition."

You can justify hyperbole any way you want. Hyperbole is intended to be ridiculous exaggeration. It's fair to say that it appears to beat everything in the $1500 bridge camera class. And I want one. For that money I need a much closer look.

Link | Posted on May 27, 2016 at 19:27 UTC
On article Lens shootout: Sony RX10 III destroys the competition (501 comments in total)

I'd rather see "outperforms" in place of "destroys" but hey, it's "photo journalism" ! I appreciate the comparison examples for what they're worth and I can even appreciate many of the negative comments for emphasizing the discrepancies in the time slots the tests were done in. For me the question isn't so much about the cost differences of the RX10 III vs the cameras in this test but more about what it's worth compared to what I might lug around for the same money. After seeing more results from more copies of the RX10 III, I could be tempted to trade off a bunch of gear (but usually end up keeping all of it).

Link | Posted on May 27, 2016 at 18:30 UTC as 74th comment
On article Hell on Earth: Shooting in the Danakil Depression (67 comments in total)
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Der Steppenwolf: There are a lot featured photographers here that have ONE thing in common.
Could you guess what it is ?
A tip, it's got NOTHING to do with photography at all.
DPR has changed. A lot. To the worse.

Oh, a riddle to guess... They all wear shoes most of the time but don't take photos of them? We know the opinion will stay hidden because it's irrelevant and apparently negative. I enjoy the photog articles from dpr for the photography, especially if it's from someplace I won't likely visit.

Link | Posted on Feb 2, 2016 at 20:54 UTC
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Kawika Nui: Just looked at the sample images taken on Maui; very nice.
Question: how does one get a focal length of 4.5mm with this camera? This is posted in the specs for one shot; many others are under 10mm. This would seem to be much shorter than this lens can attain.

I meant to say 25-600mm (24x)

Link | Posted on Sep 27, 2015 at 01:50 UTC
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Kawika Nui: Just looked at the sample images taken on Maui; very nice.
Question: how does one get a focal length of 4.5mm with this camera? This is posted in the specs for one shot; many others are under 10mm. This would seem to be much shorter than this lens can attain.

Actual zoom range, IINM, is 4.5-108mm. For this sensor size the focal length is equivalent to 24-600mm at a multiply factor of something like 5.555555556. I love my FZ200. I have a Sony A65 with APS-C sensor and a pack of pretty decent glass that I'm not often taking when I'm hiking in the mountains and weight and size is a factor. When I don't even want the light FZ200 on my neck, I just take my HX50V. I can miss or blow a shot with either of these cameras, due to lighting, not having time to change lens, glare on LCD, whatever. They each have gotten many stunning shots also, short, long, and in between. If I'm out with my a65, I'll still have my pocket job along just in case I need it quick. Looking at many bird and wildlife shots on Flickr taken with an FZ200, I can easily be reassured I don't need anything else. I'm not printing posters. Any shortcomings in my shots are just a reminder to myself that I need more practice or sometimes a tripod or solid rest.

Link | Posted on Sep 25, 2015 at 18:53 UTC

Blah skies... not an enviable task trying to get much life in the colors when you have gray skies resulting in gray water. Everything in between tends to have the color sucked out of it. The results look authentic to me.

Link | Posted on Oct 24, 2014 at 00:35 UTC as 16th comment

I'm guessing the outcome is exactly what the photographer expected or even better. Something like, I'll post it, it'll get great attention, then I'll whine like hell. I think the cat was out of the bag 2 years ago. It's a very cool photo, I think. I could use it for my desktop but I'm using one of my own.

Link | Posted on Jul 31, 2014 at 16:02 UTC as 7th comment
On article Mountain Magic: Shooting in the Lofoten Islands (75 comments in total)

For anyone to comment that these mountains are just like any other mountains anywhere else is proof they have no eyeballs to peer through a lens with. You go out and shoot the best shots you can see. You get better and better at seeing the shots. I'm much more impressed by these than by the "constructive critics" saying they and their camera could do it better. Let's see it. 99% of the beauty is the subject.

Link | Posted on Jul 23, 2014 at 03:44 UTC as 16th comment
On article Mountain Magic: Shooting in the Lofoten Islands (75 comments in total)

My grandmother grew up there and I still have relatives there. I hope I'll make the trip sometime. I really enjoyed these photos!

Link | Posted on Jul 16, 2014 at 05:00 UTC as 28th comment
On article Did Amazon just patent the seamless background setup? (133 comments in total)

There should be a class action suit by "everyone who owns a camera" vs. The patent office.

Link | Posted on May 7, 2014 at 21:55 UTC as 25th comment
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