rfsIII

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Joined on Sep 9, 2006
About me:

Please do not respond to this guy's postings. Something about coming to this site makes him looney and his fingers go out of control on the keyboard. As a matter of fact, if you meet him on the road with the Buddha, kill them both.

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tolleknolle: Just study Henry Rankin Poore...

Nonsense. Peter Henry Emerson.

Link | Posted on Aug 19, 2017 at 21:51 UTC
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gonzalu: People on this site have become brutal with the dumb and stupid negativity. Why try and boast your incredible knowledge and encyclopedic historic memory or the anecdotes of your conquests etc.? Why not simply say Nicely done and move on? Save the ridiculous posts for things that truly deserve it. What the hell was wrong with this tutorial? NOTHING. Have a better way to do it (in your mind) then go ahead and make your own tutorial. Otherwise shut the hell up!

Grow up...

To grow up is to admit that we are not all knowing about every topic, and worse to accept that we will never marry Princess Diana and play quarterback for the Green Bay Packers (or marry Clive Owen and play striker for Arsenal or whatever.)

Link | Posted on Aug 19, 2017 at 19:46 UTC
On article Canon EOS 6D Mark II Review (1066 comments in total)

There is one flaw with this review: the author is forgetting the universal truth that you can vacillate all you want, but time often makes decisions for us.
If you bought a 6D five years ago and have been shooting it a few times a week as you should be, your 6D is probably starting to wear out, cable sockets get loose, the lens mount might be a little tweaked, the shutter could be nearing it's rated life—in other words, it's probably time for you to start considering a replacement.
And in another 5 years just as your 6DII is ready to give up the ghost, Canon will helpfully provide a replacement.

Link | Posted on Aug 19, 2017 at 19:41 UTC as 10th comment
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keepreal: Another thought is that there are no straight lines in nature, so the grid should have been made up with curves. They could not be circular, either, because that is a special case of an ellipse or whatever, so therefore unnaturally regular.

I often notice how beautiful the asymmetrical balance of a tree and its branches can be. Really! Which laws of composition do they follow, Mr Tavis Leaf Glover?

Asymmetry is one of the keys to great composition. Symmetrical compositions are very formal and hard to pull off (unless you're Wes Anderson).
When you do asymmetry, typically you balance a large dark area (your tree) with a smaller, lighter area (sky, grass, or water). The rules are all pretty simple, it's using them that's the hard part.

Link | Posted on Aug 19, 2017 at 19:08 UTC
On article Flip to flop: the pocket camcorder flash in the pan (43 comments in total)

That short film isn't so bad. If you could get it down to about 1:30 and add some kind of noisy music it might be kind of interesting.

Link | Posted on Aug 17, 2017 at 15:36 UTC as 12th comment
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sportyaccordy: I've said it many times before.

You put 4 1/2.3" sensors together, you have the light gathering ability of an MFT sensor. You ditch the Bayer filter and assign each sensor to one of the R, G, B and L channels, you can probably cover the remaining gap between real MFT sensors and an ideal one, which is about where the top APS-C sensors are with dynamic range.

Oh yea, don't forget that it has been demonstrated that combining multiple lenses wide open yields a similarly thin depth of field comparable to a larger equivalent system. So those 4 1/2.5" sensors behind F/2 lenses would generate an image like an MFT camera with an F/2 lens of equivalent focal length, with BETTER sensor level image quality (and probably better resolution too with the removal of the Bayer filter). All in your pocket! And again, the cost of something like an Iphone camera is what, $10?

Bottom line, smartphones haven't even begun to scratch the surface and they are already taking out Jaws sized bites.

That's genius, and with each color going to a separate sensor there's no chromatic aberration. When do you start production?

Link | Posted on Aug 17, 2017 at 13:33 UTC
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sportyaccordy: I've said it many times before.

You put 4 1/2.3" sensors together, you have the light gathering ability of an MFT sensor. You ditch the Bayer filter and assign each sensor to one of the R, G, B and L channels, you can probably cover the remaining gap between real MFT sensors and an ideal one, which is about where the top APS-C sensors are with dynamic range.

Oh yea, don't forget that it has been demonstrated that combining multiple lenses wide open yields a similarly thin depth of field comparable to a larger equivalent system. So those 4 1/2.5" sensors behind F/2 lenses would generate an image like an MFT camera with an F/2 lens of equivalent focal length, with BETTER sensor level image quality (and probably better resolution too with the removal of the Bayer filter). All in your pocket! And again, the cost of something like an Iphone camera is what, $10?

Bottom line, smartphones haven't even begun to scratch the surface and they are already taking out Jaws sized bites.

Congratulations, you have just invented the consumer video camcorder from 1982. It you have sharp eyes you can usually find one at your local Salvation Army.
But why four sensors? Three-sensor cameras are still the gold standard for broadcast and Sony has an awesome 4K 3-CMOS broadcast camera. What does a fourth channel add?

Link | Posted on Aug 15, 2017 at 02:13 UTC

She shoots, she scores!!! Another victory for Team Allison, one of the very few writers in the photosphere who isn't afraid to tell it like it is even though it runs totally counter to the established (Establishment?) narrative.

Link | Posted on Aug 15, 2017 at 02:02 UTC as 113th comment | 1 reply
On article Canon EOS Rebel SL2 sample gallery (229 comments in total)
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rfsIII: What is the deal with the Pacific Northwest and stacking rocks? Is it the legal weed or the endemic alcoholism that impels people to put on their best little REI outfits and build these white devil versions of inukshuk?

I don't begrudge people the stacking of rocks—I do much stupider stuff than that in my off hours. But there have been a ton of shots on DPR lately and I'm wondering why otherwise sane adults would take time to both build them and then photograph what they built.
I can only surmise it's the copious use of stress relievers which they are forced to take because of the general idiocy and trolling people post in response to their very nice articles.
And also, don't get too mad at the Sierra Club, they still run mule pack trips...http://www.sierramulepacks.org

Link | Posted on Aug 12, 2017 at 00:33 UTC
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J A C S: I love those wavy light rays in the diagram. This is what happens if you are too close to a black hole.

That's a light vortex—it's an example of the repurposing of alien tech that we learned about in the documentary “Transformers—Dark of the Moon.”

Link | Posted on Aug 11, 2017 at 15:06 UTC
On article Canon EOS Rebel SL2 sample gallery (229 comments in total)

What is the deal with the Pacific Northwest and stacking rocks? Is it the legal weed or the endemic alcoholism that impels people to put on their best little REI outfits and build these white devil versions of inukshuk?

Link | Posted on Aug 11, 2017 at 14:42 UTC as 34th comment | 12 replies
On article Nikon 8-15mm F3.5-4.5E ED fisheye zoom sample gallery (65 comments in total)

OK, is it just me or do all these photos suffer from some degree of motion blur? Nikon lenses usually produce crisper edges on objects and buildings. I wonder if any of them were shot from a nice tripod with electronic shutter or mirror lockup.

Link | Posted on Aug 1, 2017 at 15:19 UTC as 19th comment | 4 replies
On article Nikon 8-15mm F3.5-4.5E ED fisheye zoom sample gallery (65 comments in total)
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Joed700: This lens is designed for APS-C sensors, but most of the photos were shot with a FF D810 in cropped mode. I'm not sure that's the best way to show the performance of this lens. I think most people who would consider this lens would be APS-C users who already have the D500 or D7xxx or similar....

I must say though, it's a nice lens in terms of wide coverage, but a very slow lens due to the crop factor...

I have a D810 and I shoot with the 12-24 and the 55-300 DX lenses all the time mainly because I don't feel like lugging around the 14-24 or the 70-200.
At certain focal lengths they both cover a full-frame sensor (16mm and up, and 200mm respectively) and are much, much lighter than their full-frame counterparts. The 12-24 is really sharp and so is the 55-300 when shot at 200mm.

Link | Posted on Aug 1, 2017 at 15:16 UTC
On article Sample gallery: Tamron 10-24mm F3.5-4.5 Di II VC HLD (67 comments in total)
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medon78: Great lens... seems Tamron also knows "how".
Do Nikon bodies correct for CA also with 3rd party lenses like Tamron?

Am I the only person to find a difference between raws converted in Photoshop's ACR versus Lightroom? Lightroom's always look better to me.

Link | Posted on Aug 1, 2017 at 03:11 UTC
On a photo in the Tamron 10-24mm Sample Gallery sample gallery (1 comment in total)

Somebody needs to go to the dentist...

Link | Posted on Aug 1, 2017 at 02:57 UTC as 1st comment
On a photo in the Tamron 10-24mm Sample Gallery sample gallery (1 comment in total)

That nose!

Link | Posted on Aug 1, 2017 at 02:54 UTC as 1st comment

Perfect. This piece is helpful, concise, focused, reality-based, and free from dodgy opinions; a model for what every article should be.

Link | Posted on Jul 31, 2017 at 17:16 UTC as 12th comment
On article Panasonic Leica DG 15mm F1.7 shooting experience (405 comments in total)
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Wubslin: You lot can waste your money on expensive toys. I'm adding more money to my savings instead.

Paid off mortgage + no debt + savings = security

He's right. Photography—like life—is 99 percent mental. Financial peace of mind brings confidence, and confidence allows you to test the limits of your creativity in ways that fretful people cannot.

Link | Posted on Jul 25, 2017 at 12:43 UTC
On article Panasonic Leica DG 15mm F1.7 shooting experience (405 comments in total)
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Dirtistasty2: How does this lens compare to the 20mm f1.7?

Fascinating. Any thoughts about how a lens helps reduce banding?

Link | Posted on Jul 25, 2017 at 12:35 UTC
On a photo in the Sigma 14mm F1.8 Art sample gallery sample gallery (1 comment in total)

Excellent choice of subject for testing the lens. Was this shot taken from dead level? Or was the camera tilted?

Link | Posted on Jul 24, 2017 at 14:54 UTC as 1st comment
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