The Scurvy Dog of PR

The Scurvy Dog of PR

Lives in United States Coamo, Puerto Rico, United States
Works as a Semi-retired
Has a website at RobertosPuertoRico.com
Joined on Aug 26, 2010
About me:

I get to be a kid again. Puerto Rico is a fantastic place to retire (from the US)!

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obsolescence: The query is too broad. It's too easy to pick a super zoom, but that doesn't narrow the choice of fav FL to demonstrate the user's primary interest in perspective rendering. And of course, it's also important to specify the preferred subject matter. Macro shooters, for example, may have a most-used focal length for a specific reason, namely subject distance to avoid close encounters with insects.

Being true to my critique, I choose 24mm for architecture. It is wide enough to capture most buildings and interiors without excessive volume or space deformation and it can be built to very high standards, including and especially T-S lenses that have an enormous image circle available for shifting without softness, aberrations, or excessive light falloff.

Amen!

Link | Posted on Mar 28, 2017 at 00:20 UTC

The question was- what fixed focal length? I would go wide... a 28mm for the blog and fine art images. Not an AF fan so a classic Zeiss would be perfect. I don't care what camera you put it on, but a Sony A7rII would be great.

Link | Posted on Mar 28, 2017 at 00:14 UTC as 96th comment
On article Nine tips to help you win at photography competitions (100 comments in total)

Once in my life, I sat on a panel of 3 to judge a local photo competition. Only one of us was a 'full-time pro' and I was not it. We eventually went with the photo favored by the one pro, but over our protests. I regretted it ever since. It was NOT the best shot of the show. Moral of the story- Ego and group dynamics often trumps esthetics and discipline. Know your judges!!

Link | Posted on Mar 16, 2017 at 13:27 UTC as 4th comment
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cosinaphile: yes i frickin wants it ....and can i has a cheezburger too

how`d you kno?

...and a pony.

Link | Posted on Feb 24, 2017 at 12:43 UTC
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arhmatic: How many of us would like to see the digital version of this camera, in the same size body? --- No, not retro style, just the physical size is what I am after.

Fuji made folders in that format too.

Link | Posted on Jan 25, 2017 at 09:52 UTC
On article Sigma 12-24mm F4 DG HSM Art Lens Review (273 comments in total)
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Keith Hanlan: This is almost exactly what I've been waiting for to replace my Tamron 10-24mm. I'm not terribly concerned about the 20-24 range. But I am definitely looking for something better at the ultra-wide end.

In Sony A-mount. So colour me disappointed.

E Mount for me...

Link | Posted on Jan 22, 2017 at 10:44 UTC
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Marcel: You need a good sniper to shoot those drone's down when they entre private area.

A high-powered pellet gun would do the trick. This thing has a short range.

Link | Posted on Nov 28, 2016 at 19:38 UTC
On article Samyang introduces full-frame 20mm F1.8 ED AS UMC (159 comments in total)

Sounds promising. Can't wait to see real world testing on a Sony A7r II.

Link | Posted on Aug 8, 2016 at 16:20 UTC as 36th comment
On article Hands-on with Hasselblad X1D (805 comments in total)

The 'Big Brick' with a short, wide zoom, could be a real workhorse.

Link | Posted on Jun 23, 2016 at 15:10 UTC as 78th comment

Great teardown. Thanks.

Link | Posted on Jan 26, 2016 at 19:55 UTC as 23rd comment
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The Scurvy Dog of PR: I was going to share this on FB with my friends, but I can only do it via an app and that's NEVER gonna happen. No more support for 'cut and paste' urls? You guys are idiots. The more you try to control how content is distributed, the less pleasurable the experience becomes. You remind me of Adobe at this point. IMHO.

It produces a 'dead page' link when you try to cut and paste the 'URL'. Cut and paste did not work.

Link | Posted on Sep 6, 2015 at 13:16 UTC
On article Adobe announces final Camera Raw update for CS6 owners (467 comments in total)
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The Scurvy Dog of PR: I will never buy another Adobe product for as long as I live. The BAN IS ON!

What Eric said. Not all of us are so weak.

Link | Posted on Sep 6, 2015 at 13:14 UTC

I was going to share this on FB with my friends, but I can only do it via an app and that's NEVER gonna happen. No more support for 'cut and paste' urls? You guys are idiots. The more you try to control how content is distributed, the less pleasurable the experience becomes. You remind me of Adobe at this point. IMHO.

Link | Posted on Aug 30, 2015 at 20:04 UTC as 4th comment | 2 replies
On article Adobe announces final Camera Raw update for CS6 owners (467 comments in total)

OH... and you can expect Adobe Trolls to be out in force, trying to close these complaints. That's what the Public Relations department is paid to do. Damage Control.

Link | Posted on Jul 29, 2015 at 15:33 UTC as 59th comment | 1 reply
On article Adobe announces final Camera Raw update for CS6 owners (467 comments in total)

I will never buy another Adobe product for as long as I live. The BAN IS ON!

Link | Posted on Jul 29, 2015 at 15:30 UTC as 60th comment | 3 replies
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SteB: The 90mm macro, looks rather long for a 90mm macro lens. It looks more like a DSLR design with a built in extension to fit a short back flange distance. The Tamron 90mm macro, both the old and new additions, prove that a high performing 90mm macro lens for FF doesn't have to be big. In fact I think it's not unlikely this Sony lens may be based on the Tamron 90mm macro. I'm not saying it is, because we need to see the specifications. However, it would hardly be the first time a camera manufacture has done this.

I use mine strictly in manual focus mode on my NEX-7.

Link | Posted on Jan 17, 2015 at 14:00 UTC
On article Opinion: The myth of the upgrade path (1624 comments in total)

I think the article was spot-on. Thank you.

Link | Posted on Jan 10, 2015 at 15:34 UTC as 228th comment
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The Scurvy Dog of PR: Too many people here want FAST, SMALL, HIGH QUALITY lenses. With no regard as to what's involved. Basically, you need to pick 2 variables, but you can NEVER have all 3 without paying $1,000s of dollars per lens. Most of us cannot afford that. Lens design is always about trade-offs. That dog of a lens they made to appease those who just had to have a compact mini-zoom for the APS/c NEX is proof of that. I want compact lenses too, but realize we are talking F4 or F4.5 to get anything worth shoot with at a price I can afford. Unrealistic expectations.

One other point- AF electronics will always add dimension to the lens design in question. Want small? Use manual focus lenses.

Link | Posted on Jan 10, 2015 at 15:00 UTC
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