Wild Bill - Polo Protog

Wild Bill - Polo Protog

Lives in United States FL, United States
Works as a Retired
Has a website at https://500px.com/qvphoto
Joined on Jun 12, 2012

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Drop a net on a drone; that will disable it. A shotgun blast from close range would also be an effective weapon (small fast drone equipped with shotgun). A directed EMP (if such exists). A suicide drone that flies near the enemy one, and then blows up. Lots of ways to take out drones.

Link | Posted on Feb 22, 2020 at 02:46 UTC as 15th comment | 3 replies

I will stay with my nice old flip phone. It makes calls and receives calls. It works just like I need it to: As a damn phone.

Link | Posted on Nov 21, 2019 at 01:06 UTC as 26th comment | 2 replies

If I posted the response I wish to, I would probably be banned from this and every other site. To keep it civil, and to avoid banishment, I will simply say that the court got it wrong, and the university have it wrong. May clouds loaded with excrement start raining down upon the court and the people responsible for this at UH.

Link | Posted on Jun 17, 2019 at 13:55 UTC as 37th comment | 2 replies
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LoneTree1: It all sounds pretty harmless, despite the paranoid response. You really going to put someone in jail for a year or fine him $100,000, for flying a toy airplane and dropping leaflets?

Today leaflets, tomorrow ricin? Do you see the point of the restrictions? Even if not a form of poison, if it looks like it, think of the panic that could occur. How many people would be hurt in the mad rush to avoid even a presumed poison?

Link | Posted on Jun 1, 2019 at 22:08 UTC

The old song, he is:
Going to the big house,
And he's going to get married,
Going to the big house,
And he's going to get married,
Going to the big house of love.

Link | Posted on Jun 1, 2019 at 22:05 UTC as 47th comment

And the competition for worst pitch ever has just started. Will the next contestant please go to the mound and start your windup.

Link | Posted on May 30, 2019 at 01:41 UTC as 52nd comment

Note to self: It might be time to invest in some SD cards that are over 8 GB. Just shot 5 pics in 16-bit RAW and the card is full.

Link | Posted on May 23, 2019 at 10:42 UTC as 47th comment | 1 reply
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Crazy Leica Fox: "The GFX 100 will be available at the end of June for $9999.95."

Because five more cents would be too much.

At least they didn't make the price $9,999.99

Link | Posted on May 23, 2019 at 10:36 UTC

Since they are selfies, it should be easy to identify the perps. Once such a picture is spotted the police can arrest the perp (I would have used a different word than perp, but don't want to be banned). Judge: "Is there any evidence." Prosecutor: "Here is a picture of the perp." Attorney for the defense: "He pleads innocent." Judge: "Guilty. 50 years of hard labor. Next case." (If only it was that simple).

Link | Posted on May 21, 2019 at 19:30 UTC as 45th comment

Dear Adobe;
You may kiss my shiny white car (or anything else that is shiny and white).

Link | Posted on May 15, 2019 at 03:35 UTC as 80th comment | 1 reply

Truth can be subjective. I am partially color blind. When I say something is green, or red, it is because it appears that way to me. However, to someone with full color sight, it appears differently. Just ask my wife. So, do I lie when I say something is green or red?
Describe an airplane to a person that has never seen one, and explain its function. That person will call you a liar, even though you aren't.
Political points of view are muddier. A lib: "All guns are bad, and nobody in the public should have any." A conservative: "We have the right to own guns. They are effective for personal safety."
Lib Truth: Guns have been used by people to do evil acts. Conservative Truth: Guns have been used by people to protect themselves. Both truths are correct, however it is the subjective point of view that makes each side call the other a liar.
Before judging anyone you must first drop all of your own preconceptions. Who can do that all the time?

Link | Posted on May 9, 2019 at 15:04 UTC as 10th comment | 1 reply

I can't resist: Is that BR 549 optics?

Link | Posted on May 8, 2019 at 15:45 UTC as 167th comment

Well that should remove all the posts by Pelosi, Durban, the Clintons, AOC, etc.

Link | Posted on May 8, 2019 at 03:50 UTC as 25th comment | 1 reply
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beavertown: FX or DX?

FX

Link | Posted on Apr 25, 2019 at 13:43 UTC

All members of the NPPA should refuse to take pictures at any of her shows. She can hold a concert and have zero press coverage (unless she/her company buy an ad). As far as post concert coverage, nothing. The same should apply to all TV/video coverage.

Link | Posted on Mar 27, 2019 at 23:06 UTC as 144th comment | 2 replies
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Wild Bill - Polo Protog: Let me ask a silly question (just for the hell of it): What if you have a mirror positioned that can "see the action", and you record the picture in the mirror?

I expected as much. Nothing I would ever try in the first place. Like welding, don't look at it without eye protection. Same would apply to the camera sensor.

Link | Posted on Mar 12, 2019 at 12:13 UTC

Let me ask a silly question (just for the hell of it): What if you have a mirror positioned that can "see the action", and you record the picture in the mirror?

Link | Posted on Mar 12, 2019 at 06:22 UTC as 15th comment | 4 replies
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Wild Bill - Polo Protog: D750 with Tamron 17-35; D810 with Tamron 35-150; D7500 with Tamron 100-400. Effective range: 17-600. Sounds like a good trinity to me.

I like to go with 3 cameras. One with the wide angle (say Tamron 17-35, which is reasonably light); the new Tamron 35-150 would be a decent 2nd lens for the 2nd camera. The 3rd lens, say the Tamron 100-400 on the 3rd body. Then you don't ever need to change lenses in the field. Depending on what I am doing, would only walk-around with the first two. If plan to shoot long range targets, sports, wildlife or BIF, then the third camera and lens are needed. While there are plenty of cameras with built-in 600 (or more) reach, they have smaller sensors. I prefer at least APS-C.

Link | Posted on Mar 3, 2019 at 02:47 UTC
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Wild Bill - Polo Protog: D750 with Tamron 17-35; D810 with Tamron 35-150; D7500 with Tamron 100-400. Effective range: 17-600. Sounds like a good trinity to me.

The third camera could be a D850 with a 150-600. That gives you a FF reach of 17-600, plus the D850 in DX mode would have a "reach" of 900. I believe that the D850 files in DX are almost the same size (dimensions) as those of the D7500. That is, however, a heavier walk-around combo. If used the D850, and kept it in DX mode, than the 100-400 is a 150-600 lens. That combo would be heavier than a D7500 with a 100-400, but not by a lot. Owning three D850s would be expensive! My name ain't Gates.

Link | Posted on Mar 2, 2019 at 22:32 UTC

D750 with Tamron 17-35; D810 with Tamron 35-150; D7500 with Tamron 100-400. Effective range: 17-600. Sounds like a good trinity to me.

Link | Posted on Mar 2, 2019 at 11:28 UTC as 36th comment | 8 replies
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