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Now turn to Today's Gourmet for an article about how a burnt roast or severely under-baked cake can be delightful accidents.

Link | Posted on Jul 9, 2021 at 20:04 UTC as 63rd comment
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thielges: I found a way to create (happy) accidents with digital: tape over the viewfinder and shoot manual.

Some of the photos I've seen posted suggest that is exactly what the shooter did.

Link | Posted on Jul 9, 2021 at 20:01 UTC
On photo Steam Season in the Mamiya C330 challenge challenge (9 comments in total)

How on Earth could two people give this photo the lowest possible rating? Sad for them as their intent is plain.

Link | Posted on Jan 23, 2021 at 03:29 UTC as 4th comment | 1 reply
On photo My mom and my son in Midwest's photo gallery (1 comment in total)

Mom passed away on 11/5/2019 just a couple days after her 91st birthday, a little over eight years after this photo was taken. It is still and will always be perhaps my favorite photo of her. Miss you Mom.

Link | Posted on Nov 11, 2019 at 15:12 UTC as 1st comment
On photo Crooked River in the Your City - Through a Window challenge (10 comments in total)

Sad that someone felt compelled to sandbag this shot with a 1-star vote. Likely a childish contestant who recognized a really good shot, as this is. Had a look at your gallery and you seem to have a knack for using interesting clouds in your photos.

Link | Posted on Feb 9, 2019 at 15:12 UTC as 1st comment
On photo matthew and friend bw in the Teddy bear challenge (2 comments in total)

As a dad, I have to say I really like this shot.

Link | Posted on Dec 29, 2018 at 19:09 UTC as 1st comment | 1 reply
On photo Girl On Train in the Your City - I'm outta here challenge (8 comments in total)

Not my usual favorite type of shot but this one is so well done it appeals to me. The blur of the landscape passing by really adds a great element to the composition. So many people would have ruined this by posting it in B/W to make it look LIFE-artsy but color is perfect here. Well done.

Link | Posted on Dec 5, 2018 at 17:48 UTC as 6th comment | 1 reply

'You can't tell me where I can or can't take photos! I spent a lot of money for my camera and it is very important! You have no say in what I do with it!'
Yep.

Link | Posted on Nov 20, 2018 at 17:15 UTC as 19th comment
On photo Saddle Bronc in the horsing around challenge (5 comments in total)

Shots like this often prove the value of burst shooting - while some think it's possible to time such photos, it's simply near impossible to do without burst. It's not just 'spray and pray' as some like to claim. I shoot rodeo stuff when I can and changed to a Canon 7D to get sufficient burst (compared to my prior Rebel). Very good shot.

Link | Posted on Oct 16, 2018 at 16:01 UTC as 3rd comment
On article Fujifilm GFX 50R Review (1733 comments in total)
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Greg7579: I have all the Fuji XF lenses and all the Fuji XT and XH cameras, so I think I'll get this MF model too. Do I need it for my travel photography? Of course not.
But I want to be able to venture onto the Sony, Canon, Nikon, Leica and Panasonic Boards (which I never do even though I shot Canon and Nikon for many decades) and tell them their new mirrorless cameras all suck because their sensors are too small. That's what they all do to us on our Fuji Board. 😎
https://www.flickr.com/photos/139148982@N02/albums

I think that's called 'trolling'; you really want to do that?
Do they really do that in the Fuji forum?

Link | Posted on Sep 29, 2018 at 16:13 UTC
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BEKippe: I think a lot of people have the wrong idea behind the decisions Canon made with the R, and how it relates to their other lines. For instance, I don't see the M line disappearing at all: they've been pretty clear about it in the past that it's primary goal is size. It makes sense to keep a line dedicated to that goal in order to eliminate any compromises.

Likewise they are clear in the whitepaper that the RF mount is not really about removing the mirror, but instead about trying to maximize lens IQ. The body isn't as important. Removing the mirror was simply required to get the lens performance they want. They've also been clear that lens based IS is the preferred choice, so I don't expect a moving sensor from them. They might not be the decisions that some people want, but they do make sense based on history.

IBIS makes no sense on a DSLR anyhow - since it only stabilizes the captured image and leaves the user and the AF sensors with an unstable, even jittery view depending on focal length. Just look at Pentax's AF tracking, worst among DSLR's for some proof of that.

Link | Posted on Sep 7, 2018 at 02:09 UTC
On photo Vintage Gas Station, Embudo, New Mexico in the Your City - Gas Station challenge (17 comments in total)
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Buzz Lightyear: FYI - the owner of this place has turned the whole property into a museum of 1950 vintage era paraphernalia. The are old cars, gas pumps, petroleum brand signs and an assortment of automotive tools - most of which are left rusting outside. The more fragile or valuable items fill the interior of the station. There is even a 1950's era hamburger stand on the property. Unfortunately, it didn't serve any food - but he lets anyone stroll around and take all the pictures you want for a suggested "donation" (I think it was $10 dollars US).

In that area, things left outside don't rust very quickly because mostly it's so dry. Hence the old ghost towns with the remains of ancient cars and truck that would have long ago disappeared in many other climates

Link | Posted on Aug 9, 2018 at 19:24 UTC
On photo Vintage Gas Station, Embudo, New Mexico in the Your City - Gas Station challenge (17 comments in total)

How ANYONE could give this 1/2 star only goes to show how lousy the DPR voting system is. I'd like to see the works of art created by the half-star voter who was likely trying to sandbag this shot.

Link | Posted on Aug 9, 2018 at 18:57 UTC as 3rd comment
On article Fujifilm X-T100 review (344 comments in total)

Watching video from this camera makes my stomach feel queasy. Whew.

Link | Posted on Jul 30, 2018 at 03:07 UTC as 24th comment
On article Sony a7 III Review (2173 comments in total)
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Goflorp: A camera is just a tool, to get pictures taken.
Just because one buys "the best on the market" doesn't make you the worlds best photographer.
A friend of mine bought Nikon eq for over 10 000 dollars. His photos are always s**t because he does not have a "photographers eye" for anything.

I have owned all sorts of cameras, Nikons, Canons, Sonys, Samsungs, Pentaxes ... all of them - hammers! Some better hammers, some ..well, not so good.

You don't build a better house because you buy a better hammer....

Right now I am ready to change camera, I will try this one.
It is either this one or the Fuji X-H1....

No it doesn't. I visit a photo forum (here) where one of the posters uses an excellent, highly rated full frame DSLR and 99% of what he posts for photos are trash. There's no camera which has a built -in warning for pointless dull photos.

It only helps having a better camera IF your current camera has a technical limitation making your creative vision impossible to attain.

Link | Posted on May 3, 2018 at 00:05 UTC
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m_black: What’s a Casio?

Never had one of their cameras but they make awesome watches. Love my analog-display waveceptor with solar power, correct to the second every day, even the sweep second hand, and will probably not need battery replacement in my lifetime. I guess they do better with watches than cameras.

Link | Posted on Apr 25, 2018 at 14:29 UTC
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Mastering Light: Within 2 years Canin will have 30-60% of FF mirrorless market share. That means Sony will lose at least 30%.

Canon already is beating Sony is lens sales for pro sports use because Canon makes the best lenses. A good number of Sony us were will dump Sony because they already use Canon lenses instead of the Sonys.

Pro sports and action shooters do need IBIS because the lenses have IS.

And Canon clearly is smarter than Sony for involving the best pros from day one. Sony can't even make a weather resistant camera properly nor one with a decent grip and controls. Nor can Sony figure out color science. Their latest sample pics showed just how bad they make people's skin tones look.

It's a lot easier to move people (back) to your bodies when they are already using your lenses, and no need to start from scratch.

Link | Posted on Mar 28, 2018 at 21:10 UTC
On article Canon EOS M50 Review (1244 comments in total)
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Scottelly: It's good to see Canon producing a 4K camera for under $800. I really like the fact that it has an APS-C size sensor and a fully-articulating touch screen too, rather than a 1" sensor or something smaller and just a regular tilt screen or fixed screen. I think Canon is on the right track with this camera, and I look forward to seeing what they produce in the near future. I moved away from Canon to Nikon and Sony years ago, after my 5 D broke, because they didn't offer a good camera with a tilt screen.

Maybe some day I'll get back to Canon. For now I look forward to buying a Sony A6500, a Panasonic G9, and a Sigma SD Quattro H (all capable of using my excellent Sigma SA mount lenses, though the G9 will not have auto-focus with those lenses).

What I hope to see Canon do is put GPS in more of their cameras. The 7 D Mk II has it, and I'm hoping they'll make a truly great mirrorless with GPS, since Sony doesn't put GPS in their cameras anymore.

With the option to turn it off of course, I'm a strong proponent of GPS in cameras. To someday be able to know exactly where a photo was taken can give value to it rather than 'hmm, I wonder where this was'. That's one of the things I do like about my iPhone camera, having the GPS coordinates for each of them.

Link | Posted on Mar 28, 2018 at 04:23 UTC
On photo Street Food 2017 in the Your City - Fast Food challenge (4 comments in total)

Much better than typical such image. For one thing, many people would show this in B/W, turning all the food behind the counters into a bunch of gray indistinct lumps.

Link | Posted on Mar 21, 2018 at 17:54 UTC as 3rd comment
On photo classic burger in the The earl of sandwich challenge (3 comments in total)

Looks great. How can anything that looks so good be anything but good FOR you?

Link | Posted on Mar 4, 2018 at 20:53 UTC as 2nd comment
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