wetracy

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It is NOT a "gun."

Link | Posted on Jan 12, 2016 at 16:52 UTC as 9th comment | 5 replies
On article PIX 2015: Chasing light with Joe McNally (37 comments in total)
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Martinka: Post about photography: 12 comments.
Preview of camera: 300+ comments

This is a marketing site with a mission to drive sales to Amazon.

Link | Posted on Nov 13, 2015 at 15:05 UTC
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exdeejjjaaaa: used spectrophotometer can be found for $100-200/hr and read a reflected spectrum... this is a colorimeter and apparenly similar to the one reviwed here = http://www.argyllcms.com/doc2/smcube/smcube1.htmlm by Graeme Gill of Argyll CMS fame

so this device from AU is a total waste of money... shame on dpreview for peddling such things

I don't know that it brings any shame to DPR -- they're pretty shameless peddlers to begin with. I appreciate the link though, interesting and pertinent info.

Link | Posted on Aug 27, 2015 at 14:09 UTC
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cdembrey: Now-a-days photography seems to be more about Conspicuous Consumption, than the making/taking of photos.

Snarky? You must not know what that means, Mr. design.

Link | Posted on Jul 25, 2015 at 01:28 UTC
On article Tric is a wireless flash trigger for the iPhone (23 comments in total)

There's no such thing as a "flash gun." Please stop using this silly, outdated term.

Link | Posted on Jun 8, 2015 at 23:00 UTC as 7th comment

It's the wealthy dilettante's dream. No more to it than that.

Link | Posted on Jun 3, 2015 at 14:52 UTC as 48th comment | 1 reply
On article Metz mecablitz 26 AF-1 Quick Review (74 comments in total)
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wetracy: A flash unit is not a gun. Stop calling it that!

Nowhere that I've seen on the Metz site do they refer to a flash as a "gun." Manufacturers do not want any association with that term as it may carry legal implications. For photography, I consider it a colloquial term that is unprofessional. It is mostly out of fashion, but once in a while I see someone dredge it up for who knows what reason. Please write more carefully.

Link | Posted on May 10, 2015 at 23:50 UTC
On photo Hawaii-June 1969 & June 2014 in the Memories challenge (35 comments in total)

I remember that goodbye, more than anything else for the whole seven days. She was my girlfriend in '68. We never got married, but still see one another.

Link | Posted on May 10, 2015 at 23:35 UTC as 2nd comment
On article Metz mecablitz 26 AF-1 Quick Review (74 comments in total)

A flash unit is not a gun. Stop calling it that!

Link | Posted on May 7, 2015 at 16:54 UTC as 27th comment | 5 replies
On article Photokina 2014 Video: The Fujifilm X100T (27 comments in total)

I don't see the value of this. His forte is obviously not presentation. He's probably fine at standing there answering questions and carrying on conversations with people. He missed the most important feature when talking about the viewfinder -- the combining of EVF and OVF providing a focus preview focus box -- this is probably the most distinguishing feature of this camera from the X100S. And finally, the woman holding the microphone could not look more bored.

Link | Posted on Sep 19, 2014 at 01:57 UTC as 6th comment | 1 reply
On article Week in review: Photokina is in the air... (63 comments in total)
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RichRMA: It's going to be a dead, dead, dead show if you into cameras. However, if you want phones, TVs, etc, it should be good.

Yeah, that Canon 7D2 won't be any news at all!

Link | Posted on Sep 8, 2014 at 04:11 UTC

Nothing more than glorification of war and war machines.

Link | Posted on Jul 10, 2014 at 17:58 UTC as 20th comment | 7 replies

Sounds like major league BS to me.

Link | Posted on Jun 18, 2014 at 04:18 UTC as 125th comment | 2 replies

“The whole point of taking pictures is so that you don’t have to explain things with words.”

-Elliott Erwitt

That's what I thought when I saw these images several years ago when I worked in prisons and wrote about them. They could just as well be night shots of oil refineries out on the plains. Hardly seems a good way to "illuminate" the prison disgrace of the U.S.

However, I'm not surprised it's coming from an "editor" for whom I have such low regard. And yes, you don't have to remind -- that's MY opinion (as is everything else I've ever said in my entire life!).

Link | Posted on Mar 24, 2014 at 00:41 UTC as 21st comment | 1 reply
On article Behind the scenes: Garry Winogrand at work (52 comments in total)
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RobertSigmund: I knew this movie. A pity he died so early. Maybe because of his big fat belly! :-(

He died of cancer.

Link | Posted on Mar 17, 2014 at 01:25 UTC
On article AP cuts ties with Pulitzer-winning photographer (166 comments in total)
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cmosse: Its also known that the famous Robert Capa Spanish Civil War "falling soldier" photo is a fake

Please stop spreading this nonsense. Capa had talked about exactly how he took that picture.

Link | Posted on Jan 24, 2014 at 14:59 UTC

"...at a price rather lower than the camera manufacturers' equivalents."

It's just "lower." What's the "rather lower" claptrap?

I think what you really want to say is that it's significantly lower, but your ad sales people will not tolerate that. And you can't bring yourself to go with the simple and straightforward, "at a lower price." So you make yourself feel better with a silly and superfluous "rather" tossed in.

I'd rather read honest copy.

Link | Posted on May 24, 2013 at 14:48 UTC as 16th comment | 7 replies
On article Photographer turns camera on teenage 'freighthoppers' (186 comments in total)

The power of a camera and someone who sees things! No wonder people get afraid when they see someone with a camera!

Link | Posted on May 3, 2013 at 03:04 UTC as 58th comment

Nothing like a pedestrian "street photography" piece to provide a good spike to the traffic line.

Link | Posted on Apr 11, 2013 at 20:34 UTC as 84th comment | 1 reply
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