capanikon

capanikon

Lives in United States WA, United States
Joined on Apr 26, 2007
About me:

Hi. I'm just this guy, you know?

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tkbslc: How many days does a photographer get paid for in a year, though?

I've done both news reporting and news photography professionally in U.S. cities, never war zones. (Think city council and school board meetings for reporting.) I find reporting to be much more difficult because the meetings are often dull and complex and then you have to write about. Whereas shooting a sports photo or feature photo is way easier and more fun.

Link | Posted on May 3, 2017 at 02:25 UTC
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tkbslc: How many days does a photographer get paid for in a year, though?

News reporter-photographer jobs are vastly easier to get than photographer-only jobs. But reporting is a lot more work than photojournalism, and as a reporter-photographer, the photography aspect necessarily takes a back seat.

Link | Posted on May 1, 2017 at 20:41 UTC
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tkbslc: How many days does a photographer get paid for in a year, though?

I worked as a full-time photojournalist at a weekly newspaper in Montana from 1998-2002. I made $24,000/year then. Later I worked at a small daily newspaper in Washington State as a full-time news photographer. That job paid $32,000/year. You will not get rich doing this work, and the number of job openings seems to be dropping. Newspapers and news websites have so much competition for the advertising dollar from the millions of other websites that they must cut their personnel costs, and PJ's are, sadly, among the easiest to cut.

Link | Posted on May 1, 2017 at 19:27 UTC
On article Fujifilm X100F Review (761 comments in total)

Why does Fuji have duplicate controls on their cameras? Two shutter speed dials, two aperture dials. It would be more elegant to just pick one method.

Link | Posted on Mar 16, 2017 at 18:19 UTC as 146th comment | 2 replies
On article GIMP seeks funding for future advanced features (239 comments in total)
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AngularJS: Don't let Adobe buy it :)

Adobe wouldn't like the license Gimp uses, I suspect. ;)

Link | Posted on Jan 19, 2017 at 23:16 UTC
On article GIMP seeks funding for future advanced features (239 comments in total)

Gimp is quite good and under appreciated by some.

Link | Posted on Jan 19, 2017 at 23:16 UTC as 32nd comment | 2 replies
On article Modern Mirrorless: Canon EOS M5 Review (1638 comments in total)

At a glance looks like a "Mirrorless Rebel." Looks like it could be a success. Would be nice to see a pro-style version of this sort of thing.

As an aside, as a manual shooter, I dislike the prominent placement of exposure compensation dials these days. It just sticks out and I never use the darned things. Nikon's EC button+dial combo works better.

Link | Posted on Dec 20, 2016 at 15:33 UTC as 189th comment | 1 reply

Glad to see medium format digital becoming more common.

Link | Posted on Sep 20, 2016 at 07:55 UTC as 37th comment

Eh. Still a decade or more behind DSLRs.

Link | Posted on Jul 26, 2016 at 22:56 UTC as 8th comment | 1 reply

... aaaaaand "full frame" just got it's ass handed to it. Permanently.

Link | Posted on Jul 6, 2016 at 22:07 UTC as 70th comment | 5 replies
On article Medium-format mirrorless: Hasselblad unveils X1D (1179 comments in total)

Looks great. Finally we can start moving away from the teensy so-called "full frame" format.

Link | Posted on Jun 22, 2016 at 21:28 UTC as 76th comment | 8 replies
On Article:8533054559 (70 comments in total)

DXO is generally overrated.

Posted on Apr 15, 2016 at 00:16 UTC as 12th comment | 4 replies

hmm

Link | Posted on Feb 24, 2016 at 02:04 UTC as 97th comment

Neat.

Link | Posted on Feb 23, 2016 at 04:15 UTC as 197th comment
On article Special K? Pentax K-1 Review (2667 comments in total)

This is a winner.

Link | Posted on Feb 18, 2016 at 01:32 UTC as 608th comment

This headline is wacky: "Oh, wow... Sony announces 24MP a6300 with incredible AF and 8 fps live view bursts"

Link | Posted on Feb 4, 2016 at 20:12 UTC as 55th comment
On article Delayed: Nikon Japan pushes D500 to end of April (139 comments in total)

Perhaps they are concerned about "scalpers" due to expected high demand. Imagine people buying D500s and then immediately putting them up on ebay for $4,000 because Nikon can't meet demand.

Link | Posted on Feb 4, 2016 at 19:23 UTC as 26th comment
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capanikon: Let's see this work on a fast telephoto wide-open though.

that race car shot, for example, doesn't look like a 200 f/2.8 at all. It looks more like they shot it mebbe 100mm at f/11. Not impressed.

Link | Posted on Feb 3, 2016 at 20:27 UTC

Let's see this work on a fast telephoto wide-open though.

Link | Posted on Feb 3, 2016 at 19:56 UTC as 51st comment | 4 replies
On article 1.4 and More: Canon EF 35mm F1.4L II comparison (249 comments in total)

I prefer the shorter 35mm f/2. More compact. This 35mm looks like a short tele!

Link | Posted on Jan 20, 2016 at 18:48 UTC as 64th comment
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