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On photo I am an Elephant in the An A to Z of Subjects- Week 5, E challenge (25 comments in total)
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Midwest: What sandbagging idiot gave this great photo a single star?!

Maybe someone doesn't like HDR, that does not reduce this photo to being worth only one star. And given the history of these challenges, it's more often than not the winning photo has 1/2 or 1 star votes.

Link | Posted on Dec 6, 2016 at 18:15 UTC
On photo I am an Elephant in the An A to Z of Subjects- Week 5, E challenge (25 comments in total)
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Midwest: What sandbagging idiot gave this great photo a single star?!

Whether someone likes the PP'ing or not (I do) it's certainly not a photo worthy of someone voting it just a single star.

Link | Posted on Dec 5, 2016 at 17:44 UTC
On photo I am an Elephant in the An A to Z of Subjects- Week 5, E challenge (25 comments in total)

What sandbagging idiot gave this great photo a single star?!

Link | Posted on Dec 5, 2016 at 04:43 UTC as 6th comment | 7 replies
On photo Dockside in the Dark in the An A to Z of Subjects- Week 4, D challenge (12 comments in total)

As great a shot as this is, some clown gave it a 1/2 star. Hopefully whoever did came in far down the results with their entry.

Link | Posted on Nov 28, 2016 at 17:32 UTC as 7th comment
On article Shaking up the market: Pentax K-70 Review (335 comments in total)

"The in-body image stabilization works brilliantly, although telephoto shooters should take note that when using this system they will lose any assistance stabilization might provide with framing a subject in the viewfinder, as only the sensor is stabilized, not the viewfinder." And almost certainly that same IBIS (which is dandy on mirrorless) puts Pentax's continuous and tracking AF at a disadvantage since its AF sensors have to work with an unstable view of the subject. You gain the ability to use 'old glass' with stabilization, but you lose a stabilized viewfinder and good AF tracking. Myself, I am much more interested in a stable OVF than using antique lenses. :)

Link | Posted on Nov 8, 2016 at 17:33 UTC as 86th comment | 3 replies
On challenge My Best Photo of the Week (2 comments in total)

I mean this in the nicest way... I would never enter one of these "best photo of the week" challenges. Suppose there are 50 entries, all of them excellent in their own way. Someone is going to finish dead last with an image that might easily win a themed challenge, but because it's not pretty or something it gets ranked as though it's junk.

But I know some people accept that and are willing to enter, and people get to vote on a bunch of good photos, so to each their own. I just feel a little bad for the one whose excellent image ranks as 'the worst'.

Link | Posted on Sep 25, 2016 at 17:52 UTC as 1st comment | 1 reply
On article Rock Solid: Canon 1D X Mark II Review (443 comments in total)
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Bart2016: It seems on specs side to side with the Nikon D5 vs the Canon here, the D5 has more to offer perhaps

Sounds like some Nikon fans have stopped worshiping the DxO god.

Link | Posted on Jul 30, 2016 at 04:28 UTC
On article The price is right: Canon EOS Rebel T6 / 1300D Review (421 comments in total)

I was hoping they'd go with the newer ADC on-chip to improve the sensor, but I guess that along with things like dual-pixel AF cost money. $500 list for even an entry level DSLR is not a bad deal and the target market will likely be very pleased with the deal.

Link | Posted on Jul 4, 2016 at 16:15 UTC as 17th comment | 2 replies
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Marcel: I prefer RED BULL Motor Cross event shots where motorcrossers take dangerious loops and that kind of things.

Btw i notice that the shutterspeed is too high if i see that the spikewheeks are bloody sharp. The should be blurry in order to suggest speed of the rotating wheel. Everything else should be sharp.

I don't need motion blur to indicate that something is moving. I'll leave that failing for the cameras which can't do any better. I want razor sharp stopped action. Speaking for myself of course.

Link | Posted on Jun 8, 2016 at 16:29 UTC
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Peter62: The D5 may be fast, but in terms of dynamic range it seems to be a desaster!

Look here:

http://www.photonstophotos.net/Charts/PDR.htm#Fujifilm%20X-E2,Nikon%20D3200,Nikon%20D5,Nikon%20D750

Shh, now that Canon has improved its sensor DR, dynamic range isn't so important after all. But really, for a camera that is likely to be used a lot for sports and not shot at the lowest ISO's much or most of the time, it's not an issue at all. Even though it was with the Canon 7D2. :|

Link | Posted on Jun 8, 2016 at 16:17 UTC
On article Back to the action: Nikon D500 Review (1118 comments in total)

"Another sign that this is a true high-end camera is the inclusion of a larger viewfinder. Like previous DX00 class cameras it has 100% coverage but it also offers 1.0x magnification, which is the largest optical viewfinder we can remember seeing in an APS-C camera." Well, it's AS LARGE as the one in the 7D2 - and the 7D before it, 100% and 1x. Saying "largest" tends to be a bit misleading.

That aside, it looks like Nikon has a winner here and they should have gotten it to market a year sooner. I'm not a Nikon user but I think this 'preview' was certainly rather reserved. I think the D500 is pretty impressive.

Link | Posted on May 23, 2016 at 01:49 UTC as 192nd comment | 2 replies
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Mr Low Notes: As I read all the jokers on here bashing Canon as usual I just laugh with Canon as I recall all those white lenses at the Super Bowl....... Yeah, a few might have been other brands white lenses but face it 90+% were probably Canon.

Maybe all those white lenses were on Sony cameras with adapters. :)

Link | Posted on Feb 22, 2016 at 04:21 UTC
On article Special K? Pentax K-1 Review (2663 comments in total)

The only full frame DSLR with a stabilized sensor... maybe because stabilizing the sensor on a DSLR (instead of the lens) doesn't make a lot of sense unless you LIKE a viewfinder that has nonstop jitters.

Link | Posted on Feb 20, 2016 at 03:34 UTC as 463rd comment | 8 replies
On article Retro through-and-through: Fujifilm X-Pro2 Review (2499 comments in total)
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Paul905: Which would you choose, Sony a6300 or Fuji X-Pro2 ?

'Coolness factor', LOL. Maybe to another camera geek, at least one who thinks a pro camera says PRO right on it. And what if you couldn't individually select any of of 270-some AF points, would that be a disaster or what? Just another useless spec to argue about and take fanboy pride in.

Link | Posted on Feb 13, 2016 at 11:23 UTC
On challenge Sex (3 comments in total)
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(unknown member): Shades of ConanFuji. :)

Really - if you were visiting a friend and he said 'look at these great photos I took' and they were all of animals 'doing it', wouldn't you think that was not so much art as 'peculiar'? I would.

Link | Posted on Feb 12, 2016 at 17:28 UTC
On challenge Facial Expressions (2 comments in total)

I expect to see numerous insect macros entered with their 'facial expressions'.

Link | Posted on Jan 12, 2016 at 17:39 UTC as 1st comment | 1 reply
On photo IMG_3535cr21280 in the Babies! challenge (1 comment in total)

Three people felt this was the worst possible baby photo - like it didn't even meet the challenge?

Link | Posted on Dec 17, 2015 at 22:37 UTC as 1st comment
On challenge Shadows in Nature (6 comments in total)

Must only the shadow(s) be visible or can what is causing them be in the shot as well, with the shadow behind them? I have a shot which has a very interesting effect of the shadows behind a couple dozen people but only want to enter if it's acceptable.

Link | Posted on Nov 30, 2015 at 17:56 UTC as 2nd comment | 1 reply
On challenge Your city - Hospital (B&W only) (1 comment in total)

I would suggest you not request photos of patients.

Link | Posted on Nov 24, 2015 at 02:36 UTC as 1st comment
On photo 1107dp1 in the Juxtaposition challenge (45 comments in total)
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shigzeo: Was their walk some sort of protest?

They were protesting fake photos entered as real in contests.

Link | Posted on Nov 17, 2015 at 05:23 UTC
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