AD in KC

Joined on Dec 12, 2011

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ybizzle: The only new Leica that matters or has ever mattered is the M. Once it gets announced, millions and millions of photographers will be selling their organs to be able to afford one. The Leica M. There is no substitute.

The masses will be paralyzed by indecision; "I will sell my kidney for a Leica M! No, wait... I will sell my kidney for a Sofort! No wait...

Link | Posted on Sep 16, 2016 at 22:18 UTC
On article Striding Forth: Canon EOS 5D Mark IV Review (1920 comments in total)
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AD in KC: Well dang! I'm using a SEMI-professional camera to earn a living. I'm going to be REALLY embarrassed if a DP guy sees me on a shoot using a SEMI-professional camera.

But you know, in all seriousness - because posting opinions to a camera blog is serious business - my original post was meant to be a poking-of-fun at the human propensity for assigning arbitrary categories. What if we called the IV a semi-amateur camera? would that be any less useful a distinction? Categorizing is ultimately a value judgement, a rank-ordering - and serves no purpose except to bolster the self-esteem of those who 'are' their possessions . Amateurs and professionals alike will buy and use every camera available for every purpose. Just so there's no confusion my point is this: 'semi-professional' has nothing to do with camera technology and everything to do with consumer psychology.

Link | Posted on Sep 15, 2016 at 13:20 UTC
On article Striding Forth: Canon EOS 5D Mark IV Review (1920 comments in total)
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AD in KC: Well dang! I'm using a SEMI-professional camera to earn a living. I'm going to be REALLY embarrassed if a DP guy sees me on a shoot using a SEMI-professional camera.

I care because I'm making only a semi-living. It would be nice to blame my camera. Or maybe my camera bag. I need a new camera bag.

Link | Posted on Sep 15, 2016 at 12:40 UTC
On article Striding Forth: Canon EOS 5D Mark IV Review (1920 comments in total)

Well dang! I'm using a SEMI-professional camera to earn a living. I'm going to be REALLY embarrassed if a DP guy sees me on a shoot using a SEMI-professional camera.

Link | Posted on Sep 15, 2016 at 03:06 UTC as 100th comment | 4 replies
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DingieM: Christ this is a stupid article, more like a sales talk. My respect for DPReview just dropped big time.

DPR just lost the respect of someone who calls himself Dingie. <snort>

Link | Posted on Sep 9, 2016 at 23:20 UTC
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webber15: Like the metal body on these,,especially when cold...soothes my piles...

It'll take more than a cool phone to sooth my irritable piles.

Link | Posted on Sep 9, 2016 at 23:16 UTC
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JandA NYC: As a pro photographer, who gets 'misty-eyed' and 'optimistic' about actually getting paid to take photographs, 'caring' about the general public knowing what Bokeh and Raw are, feels a bit self cannibalizing to me.

I'm not knocking the article. I get it. The world is changing, our tool belts are getting 'lighter' and the arsenal of tools we have to be creative with is ever expanding and many would argue that is a wonderful thing. However, empowering every person on the planet with the tools needed to replace me, is not something I welcome with open arms.

There will probably be someone who responds to this, reminding us all that it is 'not the tool that matters, but how you use it' or that the best tool in the hands of the unqualified, will never be a threat to the professional, or that the only ones who are threatened by this technology, are photographers who don't know how make money at photography any way etc.

Let your clients try to replace you with an iPhone. Or any other camera. If you're good, they won't be able to, even with the same camera YOU use. Sure, lots of people can get A great photo now and then, but a professional ought to get lots of great photos all the time. Because he knows what's he's doing and has loads of experience doing it.

Link | Posted on Sep 9, 2016 at 22:10 UTC

OK so a wide dynamic range makes poor exposures salvageable and allows for poorly lit scenes. What does it do if you use a tripod at ISO 100 on scenes with say a chandelier in a room with walnut paneling? I'm guessing it's pure wonderful-ness, but how about some examples of shots with ideal technique in difficult "available" lighting?

And how about use DPP instead of Adobe RAW?

Link | Posted on Sep 1, 2016 at 13:56 UTC as 43rd comment | 7 replies
On article Review: Simple Booth Event Edition photo booth app (21 comments in total)
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Eric Hensel: I don't get it, I don't want it, and will argue vehemently with anyone who does.

I enjoy sarcasm. No, really!

Link | Posted on Aug 21, 2016 at 14:55 UTC
On article Review: Simple Booth Event Edition photo booth app (21 comments in total)
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Eric Hensel: I don't get it, I don't want it, and will argue vehemently with anyone who does.

Does Eric need a hug?

Link | Posted on Aug 20, 2016 at 21:50 UTC
On article You've got mail: Five photo postcard apps tested (42 comments in total)
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AD in KC: Mundane as Kansas City? What?!

Everything is INDEED up to date in Kansas City, and far from mundane! Does KC have a mass transit system you ask? sure does! It's over two miles long! How about Google Fiber you say? Absolutely!

I could go on and on...

Link | Posted on Jul 5, 2016 at 23:05 UTC
On article You've got mail: Five photo postcard apps tested (42 comments in total)

Mundane as Kansas City? What?!

Link | Posted on Jul 4, 2016 at 16:09 UTC as 18th comment | 3 replies

Why are we so instantly enamored with photographers who are dead? How many living, breathing artists are out there who can't get a gallery to return their calls?

Link | Posted on Jun 28, 2016 at 22:05 UTC as 57th comment | 9 replies
On article Medium-format mirrorless: Hasselblad unveils X1D (1196 comments in total)

I like it!! Too much for me but maybe other manufacturers will want to get on board the format. And then add some tilt-shift lenses.....

Link | Posted on Jun 22, 2016 at 17:24 UTC as 133rd comment
On article 2016 Roundup: Semi-Pro Interchangeable Lens Cameras (265 comments in total)
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Terkwoiz: Pro, pro-level, professional, etc... These terms can be defined in different ways. So professional-level oftentimes means top-of-the-line. Nothing to do with whether or not someone does something "professionally" or for a living. Sure, plenty of people who take photos "for their livelihood" probably use less than top-of-the-line equipment with great results.

Also, just because someone makes their living through photography doesn't necessarily mean they're pro-level. Hardly. Plenty of amateurish garbage makes people a lot of money.

One thing is for sure, there is an incredible amount of whining and crying going on all over the Dpr forums. It's nauseating. There are a load of posts whining about the same thing, bringing nothing new to the conversation.

Dpr, thank you for your hard work and great articles as always. I can read through the lines and make up my own mind. I appreciate your detailed and thorough research.

Yeah, professional means "for pay", but "unprofessional" doesn't mean "amateur" does it? It's more than simply collecting a check. Professional also means reliable, consistent, diligent. And why can't you love what you do AND make a living at it? Splitting hairs of syntax is really a waste of energy. And yet, here I am throwing energy at energy wasted.........

Link | Posted on Jun 14, 2016 at 16:57 UTC
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probert500: when do they release the Larreee and the Moe-eee?

nyuk nyuk nyuk

Link | Posted on Jun 14, 2016 at 02:05 UTC
On article 2016 Roundup: Semi-Pro Interchangeable Lens Cameras (265 comments in total)
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aris14: To my POV the only reason to name this roundup semi-pro is to justify editors to post the which cam I should buy. Pros do not really need any suggestions. Except third class pros maybe...

Pros look at what's available, what works for what they do for a living and buy that camera. Test them for what?

Link | Posted on Jun 13, 2016 at 16:10 UTC
On article 2016 Roundup: Semi-Pro Interchangeable Lens Cameras (265 comments in total)

I've been using a Canon 5Dii and iii professionally for six years now. Full-time. Is that why I'm making a semi-living? Will my income double if I use a 1D? I wish some blog writer had told me that years ago.

Link | Posted on Jun 13, 2016 at 15:20 UTC as 61st comment | 3 replies
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aramgrg: I also want to activate controls by double blinking my eye and looking at specific setting.

Agreed. Telekinesis gives me a headache. Levitation is much easier and more fun anyway.

Link | Posted on Apr 1, 2016 at 02:12 UTC
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Tom Caldwell: Five changes of theme and gradual attrition and regular Canon dslr owners will be gently steered into full electronic finders. Such is the cost of not rocking the mirror based ovf boat. Meanwhile I suppose no reduction in body size by discarding the ovf and pentaprism will happen. Existing dslr users will feel secure and will hardly notice that one day some models down the track they will find themself with a pure evf camera in their hand.

Something similar has happened with "live view". First it was tentative and now with flip lcd it is not even technically necessary to have an ovf.

If the ovf became an evf overnight not only would it cause great grief from dslr body traditionalists but Canon would only have one model change to sell instead of several. Makes sense. Softly, softly ...

I for one Canon dslr user would be happy to do without an OVF. If a an EVF sees what the sensor sees then I don't mind it not looking "real" - theoretically, as I've never actually seen an EVF... I am looking forward to the day when there is no flipping mirror and wide angle lenses can be designed without that hurdle to jump. Smaller sharper wide-angles and no pentaprism, maybe! If that's the future then sign me up!

Link | Posted on Apr 1, 2016 at 02:02 UTC
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