bikinchris

bikinchris

Lives in United States Little Rock, AR, United States
Works as a Bike mechanic, Photo stringer, Bicycle Educator
Joined on Dec 2, 2005
About me:

2-D4S, 17-35, 28-70, 80-200 AFS, 200-400 f4 VRI, 50 f1.8, 55 f3.5, 105 f4, 2-2-SB-800
Semi Pro sports photographer
http://www.eaglewheel.us/Photo%20Index.htm

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My money is no object camera kit is a mix. A 500CM with a 6x6 digital back and a full set of T* lenses along with an SWC body. That would be for landscape. My sports and action camera is already out there: a couple of D6 bodies with lenses I also can't afford. 17-35, 24-70, 70-200, 180-400, 400, 600, 800.

Link | Posted on Aug 8, 2021 at 02:51 UTC as 74th comment
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saltydogstudios: I broke myself by owning too many cameras. I decided to buy a camera from every major manufacturer 2 years ago and test them against each other - specifically for portrait skin tones.

I now find photography to be boring. Or at least not as much fun as when I had 1 camera and 1 lens and shot with it for something like 5 years.

Very true. You can change camera profiles (Nikon) to fit pretty much any preference for color and tone. Handling, balance and ease of use should be more important to us photographers.

Link | Posted on Aug 8, 2021 at 02:43 UTC
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AbrasiveReducer: I assume the mathematicians have figured this out, but I wouldn't want to hit any cosmic debris or space junk at 17,000 mph.

With all the junk in orbit, that's a fear I have. One bolt. No, something the size of a paperclip could go through and through parts of the ISS. Hopefully no person is in the way. Then they have to place a patch quickly over the hole!

Link | Posted on Jun 18, 2021 at 21:00 UTC
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bikinchris: A place where I worked posted a warning:
There is nothing that cant be made a little worse and a little cheaper, and those who shop by price alone are their lawful prey.
In other words, you get what you pay for. You hope.

This is true and NOTHING marketed as "Collectible" is actually collectible. When evaluating a product to buy, the quality of materials and engineering play a huge part.

Link | Posted on Mar 9, 2021 at 23:18 UTC

A place where I worked posted a warning:
There is nothing that cant be made a little worse and a little cheaper, and those who shop by price alone are their lawful prey.
In other words, you get what you pay for. You hope.

Link | Posted on Mar 3, 2021 at 23:06 UTC as 151st comment | 3 replies
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vvgogh: This statement isn't grammatically correct: "Phase One XF IQ4 150MP system, which measures an impressively large 54 x 40.5mm. This is a little over *2.5x larger* than a 'full-frame' sensor "

2.5x larger than full-frame's 850 mm2 would be (1+2.5)*850 = 2975 mm2. It is 1.5x larger than full-frame: (1+1.57)*850 = 2187 mm2. You could instead say that it is 2.5x the size of full-frame.

The words "full-frame sensor" themselves have no reference standard noted. If they refer to a 35mm sensor, then say so. Obviously, it doesn't refer to a 6x6cm medium format sensor.

Link | Posted on Feb 28, 2021 at 00:15 UTC

What's considered hot in Seattle is late fall in places like Louisiana, Southeast Texas and other Gulf Coast locations. When the temperature drops to highs of 80 degrees with 60% humidity, the locals go Ahhhh!
To work that camera hard, it might have to be winter there.

Link | Posted on Aug 5, 2020 at 19:04 UTC as 241st comment | 1 reply
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Gesture: Look at the back of that camera. Makes the space shuttle cockpit look simple. The modern DSLR is a parody of itself.

The cockpit of a modern airliner is FAR more complicated than the space shuttle was. Hundreds of pilots are using them as we read this. Every tool has its users. The camera is just a tool.

Link | Posted on Feb 19, 2020 at 21:40 UTC
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studio1961: Mega Pixels
Funny how true professional photographers, I mean people that actually make a living at it, use cameras with 20 mega sensors by design. While the amateur segment is pushing toward 50 meg.
It goes to show us that in the hands of an expert, sensor size means ZERO. These folks have their images in published in every media that exists.
None of us can BS our way out of this!

Well paid, busy working landscape pros who have to have more pixels are looking at medium format, not a high speed focus lock on and follow kind of canera.

Link | Posted on Feb 12, 2020 at 15:35 UTC

I'm happy to see the internet doesn't disappoint. The negative posts that want exactly the opposite of each other are all over the place.

Link | Posted on Feb 12, 2020 at 15:31 UTC as 83rd comment
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justmeMN: Is this enough of an upgrade to get current D5 buyers to buy it? I think that's the primary target market.

I think this camera is going to appeal to people like me who don't update every new model. This would be a step up for D4S shooters.

Link | Posted on Feb 12, 2020 at 15:26 UTC
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bikinchris: What these repair shops need to do is band together, form a co-op and order repair part stock as a group. They can probably buy the parts cheaper directly from Japan or Europe and repair any camera including grey market caneras,

Nikon sells parts. You can go online and buy directly from them. That's how they make money. Either Nikon Japan or Nikon Europe. Both of them would be hapoy to fill a huge order. Nothing but profit. The repair people already know what parts are most likely to be needed and frankly, buying them overseas will save them a lot of money,

Link | Posted on Dec 19, 2019 at 02:31 UTC

What these repair shops need to do is band together, form a co-op and order repair part stock as a group. They can probably buy the parts cheaper directly from Japan or Europe and repair any camera including grey market caneras,

Link | Posted on Dec 14, 2019 at 04:45 UTC as 12th comment | 3 replies
On challenge Found letters "S" in capital or lower case (12 comments in total)
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Grandmaslake: I just received a message that my photo was disqualified due to a watermark. The photo remains in the "disqualified" area. I would have appreciated the chance to withdraw it rather than have it displayed on the disqualification page. Absolutely NOWHERE on the Challenges home page or the challenge page does it say that "watermarks are universally not allowed." I did two kinds of searches on both the home page and the challenge page and found nothing that would have informed me that this was the case. If this is a rule, it needs to be made CLEAR.

I joined hoping for support and constructive feedback. Instead, my first interaction is shaming, saying "You broke a rule that we don't post anywhere, and we're still going to show your stupidity to the whole membership." What a humiliating thing to do to a new member and a new photographer. I've withdrawn all my photos and won't enter any more challenges until this rule is posted prominently on the challenge home page.

There is a reason that during the entry and voting phases that no one who votes can see the camera model or the entrants name.

Link | Posted on Nov 5, 2019 at 15:41 UTC
On challenge Found letters "S" in capital or lower case (12 comments in total)
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Grandmaslake: I just received a message that my photo was disqualified due to a watermark. The photo remains in the "disqualified" area. I would have appreciated the chance to withdraw it rather than have it displayed on the disqualification page. Absolutely NOWHERE on the Challenges home page or the challenge page does it say that "watermarks are universally not allowed." I did two kinds of searches on both the home page and the challenge page and found nothing that would have informed me that this was the case. If this is a rule, it needs to be made CLEAR.

I joined hoping for support and constructive feedback. Instead, my first interaction is shaming, saying "You broke a rule that we don't post anywhere, and we're still going to show your stupidity to the whole membership." What a humiliating thing to do to a new member and a new photographer. I've withdrawn all my photos and won't enter any more challenges until this rule is posted prominently on the challenge home page.

No, I posted saying that if you resubmit without the watermark, then it would be fine. I did not insult you in any way.

Link | Posted on Nov 5, 2019 at 15:23 UTC
On challenge Found letters "S" in capital or lower case (12 comments in total)
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vyoufinder: "capital"

Thank you.

Link | Posted on Oct 26, 2019 at 23:56 UTC
On challenge Found letters "S" in capital or lower case (12 comments in total)

The only letter I had on hand when I posted was the file shown.
ONLY the letter S will be allowed.

Link | Posted on Oct 25, 2019 at 03:22 UTC as 3rd comment

There is no dark side of the moon. Matter of fact, it's all dark.

Link | Posted on Jan 8, 2019 at 02:22 UTC as 9th comment
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SignumX: I find myself almost something of an agnostic regarding the (alledged) US moon landing of the 1960's as there is no definitive evidence either way. It is perfectly plausible that it was a hoax. As a matter of fact it is much easier to fake it than actually succeeding. Think of the PR nightmare if the mission had failed and Kennedy's pledge would have been deemed empty promises. Even worse if the USSR some years later somehow eventually put their kosmonauts on the moon instead...

After the control that US held in the aftermath of WW2 and global dominance in the political scene I find it truly ignorant to simply discard the fully plausible possibility of an elaborate hoax to trump the communists. As the saying goes, all is fair in love and war - and war it was, albeit a cold one.

PLShutterbug. You and I are the same age. I remember being allowed to watch the first steps on TV, then running outside to look at the moon and thinking about the people all the way up there!
Without CGI, it would have been way too hard to fake the landing and their movement, the hammer and feather experiment etc.

Link | Posted on Jan 8, 2019 at 02:04 UTC
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Teddy: I can't wait to see comments from flat earthers. :o

Frank C. It comes down to overlap. Flat Earthers cannot accept a moon landing, since it disproves the idea that all we see above is a firmament, not space.

Link | Posted on Jan 8, 2019 at 01:52 UTC
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