rallyfan

rallyfan

Lives in Wakanda
Works as a Professional
Joined on Feb 5, 2011

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On article Yongnuo creates near-clone of Canon 35mm f/2 (169 comments in total)
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Marksphoto: I'd consider it if it was a 1.4. I already own the cheap and excellent 28 mm 2.8 from canon which I got used for 100.

The 2.8 was always a great deal. I think we have both the 2 and the 2.8 somewhere for some reason. Time flies!

Link | Posted on Apr 24, 2015 at 03:31 UTC
On article Interview: Canon's Chuck Westfall on the new XC10 (352 comments in total)
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GoneMirrorless: I thought this article was going to be another video of that laughing Spanish guy with funny sub-titles. Laughing about how the camera is jpeg only like cheap P&S cameras but they still charge $2500 and call it a 'hybrid'. Or how the fz1000 for $750 has an f2.8-4 zoom while this one has a much shorter and less useful f5.6 zoom, but they willstill tell every how 'cinematic' it is!

That was a great video! I wonder what they used to shoot it. Anyway, it captured the mood in the previous thread's comments really well.

Link | Posted on Apr 24, 2015 at 03:20 UTC
On photo In Habana (CB017401) in the People playing board game in the STREET (sepia) challenge (6 comments in total)
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rallyfan: Great image, terrific moment to capture!

I really like the attitudes captured. It's a lovely contradiction: relaxed suspense is the best I can do to describe it. Well done. I wonder who won, and if the observer got to play against the winner...

Link | Posted on Apr 24, 2015 at 03:18 UTC
On article Interview: Canon's Chuck Westfall on the new XC10 (352 comments in total)
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AbrasiveReducer: This is obviously intended for the "institutional" user--school, government agency, insurance investigator. Someone who who wants all-in-one capability with no extra pieces to carry, nothing else to buy. No need for the procurement guy to get multiple bids on memory cards, card readers, etc. All included and ready to go. Not for artists or photo enthusiasts and frankly, not a bargain either.

I tend to agree. I think people are going to tick the boxes, order a few, and call it a day. Maybe get a service contract too and that's that. Simple, direct solution I suppose.

Link | Posted on Apr 24, 2015 at 00:26 UTC
On article Interview: Canon's Chuck Westfall on the new XC10 (352 comments in total)
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rallyfan: TL;DNR.

Four entries so far (two advertorials, an "intro" piece, and now an interview) about this cam.

We get it. The world absolutely must take notice of this cam.

OK, noted. Thanks.

There's a post above that summarizes, "This thing is a mess, why the coverage?" and it's not gotten a response quite yet.

Initially, posters that disliked the cam or complained about the repeat coverage weren't the target audience. Then someone from DPR below asked "what if we want to expand our target audience?" and meanwhile there've been four writeups.

Link | Posted on Apr 24, 2015 at 00:24 UTC
On photo In Habana (CB017401) in the People playing board game in the STREET (sepia) challenge (6 comments in total)

Great image, terrific moment to capture!

Link | Posted on Apr 24, 2015 at 00:17 UTC as 2nd comment | 3 replies
On article Interview: Canon's Chuck Westfall on the new XC10 (352 comments in total)
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rallyfan: TL;DNR.

Four entries so far (two advertorials, an "intro" piece, and now an interview) about this cam.

We get it. The world absolutely must take notice of this cam.

OK, noted. Thanks.

I'm helping the site out by clicking through and adding to the traffic.

Link | Posted on Apr 24, 2015 at 00:02 UTC
On article Interview: Canon's Chuck Westfall on the new XC10 (352 comments in total)

TL;DNR.

Four entries so far (two advertorials, an "intro" piece, and now an interview) about this cam.

We get it. The world absolutely must take notice of this cam.

OK, noted. Thanks.

Link | Posted on Apr 23, 2015 at 23:16 UTC as 87th comment | 5 replies
On article Hands-on with the Pentax K-3 II (535 comments in total)

I'd like to see this with the 70-200 f/2.8 (ABC) version.

Link | Posted on Apr 23, 2015 at 16:37 UTC as 57th comment
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rallyfan: Why harass the three elderly women in Spain?

I've worn one briefly, in a past life.

Hi, b craw!

Link | Posted on Apr 13, 2015 at 06:57 UTC
On photo My favorite pair of shoes in the Shoes challenge (3 comments in total)

Ωραία σύνθεση και φωτισμός!

Link | Posted on Apr 13, 2015 at 06:53 UTC as 4th comment | 1 reply
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rallyfan: Why harass the three elderly women in Spain?

You're sidestepping the issue.

The entire "North Korea" rant... Non sequitur, I'm not going further there.

The issue isn't what I think, and it's certainly not your grandiose self-entitled "free world" nonsense.

The issue is what those three ladies thought.

I don't care whether that matters to you or not. Your rights end where the rights of another begin.

Wearing a beret and being an "artiste" won't change that. Neither will strawman arguments about totalitarian regimes and illogical rants about small freedoms mattering.

Of course small freedoms matter. You don't seem to respect those freedoms though. Not when it comes to the three ladies in question. Oh, no. Your "art" matters more than their feelings or freedoms.

Again, in many nations you can behave as poorly as this and it's legal. Congrats. Civics can be taught, even to "street photographers" I'm sure.I question whether civility can be taught to them though.

Good night, all.

Link | Posted on Apr 13, 2015 at 04:19 UTC
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rallyfan: Why harass the three elderly women in Spain?

Miron I liked your images 114, 127, 129, 133, 145, 148 and I've not looked at them all even. Thanks.

Link | Posted on Apr 13, 2015 at 03:39 UTC
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rallyfan: Why harass the three elderly women in Spain?

Precisely.

If the photo is staged, that's another story. If it's not, well frankly a grown man should have known better.

Saying "well it's art, we're fine artists" is a load.

Saying "oh, our rights are at stake" is also a load.

Saying "the image touches the viewer's emotions" is not a justification for the behaviour.

His "art" doesn't mean he can be a yob to three elderly women on the street. Those are human beings, those are someone's loved ones.

For the record I thoroughly enjoyed images 9, 7; this one though I certainly did not.

Link | Posted on Apr 13, 2015 at 03:35 UTC
On article Opinion: Why the Canon XC10 is a big deal (811 comments in total)
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monsieurlumiere: For young videographer who study the basics, most of the equipment used are Canon 5D mk3 cameras and lenses. The cost of such equipment is more expensive than the XC-10. The future of the XC-10 will tell us if this equipment is good for videography students. If the XC-10 works well, It could be that it becomes the videography standard for students, as the 5D was.

I feel this is a very good point. I'd not thought of that. Thanks.

Link | Posted on Apr 13, 2015 at 03:09 UTC
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rallyfan: Why harass the three elderly women in Spain?

Come off it, T3; it's not a human rights crusade, it's simply rude behaviour.

In many places, it's legal. I can think of no place where it's right.

Link | Posted on Apr 13, 2015 at 02:58 UTC
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rallyfan: Why harass the three elderly women in Spain?

May your elderly relatives "probably just go on with their lives" too then.

Link | Posted on Apr 12, 2015 at 20:37 UTC
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rallyfan: Why harass the three elderly women in Spain?

These are senior citizens that -- unless the photo is staged -- are clearly being made uncomfortable. What you or I or the photographer thinks isn't important in this case.

In areas where this sort of thing is legal, well, it's legal. It's not polite or considerate though.

Link | Posted on Apr 12, 2015 at 19:50 UTC
On article Opinion: Why the Canon XC10 is a big deal (811 comments in total)
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munro harrap: Dpreview started THREE threads:

Opinion: Why the Canon XC-10 is a Big Deal
The Canon XC-10: What You Need to Know
and
Canon XC-10 digital camcorder brings 4k video and stills together.

As with other cameras, announcing anything other than the machine and its complete listed specifications prior to a complete review (nudge, nudge, wink, wink, say no more....there are these days fewer and fewer of these, nudge, nudge)

really is asking for trouble. Involving staff in replying in defence of a machine they are utterly ignorant of is extremely rash.

Everybody gets upset, and then the cranks, trolls and troublemakers all join in, instead of writing out 1000 times, "I must not pretend to know things I am ignorant about".

There are an awful lot of just plain bad, timewasting people on this site, and I would suggest Dpreview trawl through all of the posts and permanently block those they deem enter into this category forthwith, me included , if they feel like it.

I don't think it's asking for trouble. It's asking for clicks. They got plenty. Therefore, they succeeded.

If people were banned for making disagreeable comments, they'd comment somewhere else, and then that site would get the traffic.

Traffic uber alles.

Link | Posted on Apr 12, 2015 at 19:08 UTC

Why harass the three elderly women in Spain?

Link | Posted on Apr 12, 2015 at 19:06 UTC as 14th comment | 33 replies
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