Charley123

Joined on May 8, 2016

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On article Opinion: Do we really need all those buttons and dials? (895 comments in total)

We need some of the external controls, but not all. There is something to be said for a cleaner, less cluttered body that you can grab ahold of without having to think about avoiding accidentally pushing buttons.

Link | Posted on Jun 1, 2021 at 21:40 UTC as 13th comment

I like everything about this camera, except for one thing. I won't buy a camera with a fully articulated screen. I want a tilt screen.

Link | Posted on Dec 7, 2020 at 01:02 UTC as 100th comment

A photography forum is the most sympathetic audience possible for a photographer. Yet it's pretty obvious there is no consensus on this. If we were the jury the Times would win. I conclude the Times will win with a jury drawn from general public, if it even goes to trial.

Link | Posted on Oct 25, 2017 at 05:29 UTC as 5th comment
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Charley123: Just read the NYT article about the photographer being unlawfully arrested here https://mobile.nytimes.com/2015/10/16/nyregion/new-york-police-officer-is-convicted-of-lying-about-photographers-arrest.html?referer=https://m.dpreview.com/news/4963665829/photographer-sues-new-york-times-over-age-discrimination-and-full-time-freelancer-status/comments?comment=3523753916

It reads to be like both the legal system and the NYT backed the photographer in that incident.

Peter, I share your confusion about this...

The NYT clearly was very supportive of the photographer (as they should) in the wrongful arrest, resulting trial, and verdict against cop. So why would NYT later (allegedly) turn against photographer over this same topic? It makes no sense to me.

It also makes no sense to me that photographer stayed 10 years at a company he felt was unfair

. I don't mean to side with NYT, but those seem to me to be 2 glaring holes in the photographers complaint.

Link | Posted on Oct 22, 2017 at 02:33 UTC
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Peter Bendheim: I have read the NYT for many years. I have also noticed that they have a great deal of employee stability, and I've seen the same writers over and over again. And again.

Just because we are part of the "photographer's clan" let's not all get overly emotional about abuse and the NYT's "fake news" until the facts are known. We have only one side of the story. Maybe, just maybe the "violent" altercation with the NYPD referred to, could be, and I'm saying "could" not "is" suggestive of a personality that the NYT did not want to hire on a permanent basis. Some people are just plain difficult and impossible, and maybe they were hoping by not giving him a job, he would leave of his own accord..

Comments I read here about "fake news", Soros, astonish me. Just how have people allowed themselves to be so stirred up into blind hatred the last 10 months? I analyse global media daily and the NYT is in the top 5 of the best papers globally. For the rest there's Fox and Friends and Breitbart..

To clarify... I'm not saying all police officers are thugs. Many are very good, caring, well meaning people. Unfortuneately some of them are thugs. So when accusations fly, I keep an open mind to any possibility.

Now that I found and read the NYT article about the incident that explains that cop was convicted of a felony for lying and falsifying public records about the incident, it seems clear the cop was in the wrong.

Link | Posted on Oct 22, 2017 at 02:17 UTC
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Peter Bendheim: I have read the NYT for many years. I have also noticed that they have a great deal of employee stability, and I've seen the same writers over and over again. And again.

Just because we are part of the "photographer's clan" let's not all get overly emotional about abuse and the NYT's "fake news" until the facts are known. We have only one side of the story. Maybe, just maybe the "violent" altercation with the NYPD referred to, could be, and I'm saying "could" not "is" suggestive of a personality that the NYT did not want to hire on a permanent basis. Some people are just plain difficult and impossible, and maybe they were hoping by not giving him a job, he would leave of his own accord..

Comments I read here about "fake news", Soros, astonish me. Just how have people allowed themselves to be so stirred up into blind hatred the last 10 months? I analyse global media daily and the NYT is in the top 5 of the best papers globally. For the rest there's Fox and Friends and Breitbart..

After I posted earlier, I found and read this NYT article on the arrest incident.

https://mobile.nytimes.com/2015/10/16/nyregion/new-york-police-officer-is-convicted-of-lying-about-photographers-arrest.html?referer=https://m.dpreview.com/news/4963665829/photographer-sues-new-york-times-over-age-discrimination-and-full-time-freelancer-status/comments?comment=3523753916

Link | Posted on Oct 22, 2017 at 02:01 UTC

Just read the NYT article about the photographer being unlawfully arrested here https://mobile.nytimes.com/2015/10/16/nyregion/new-york-police-officer-is-convicted-of-lying-about-photographers-arrest.html?referer=https://m.dpreview.com/news/4963665829/photographer-sues-new-york-times-over-age-discrimination-and-full-time-freelancer-status/comments?comment=3523753916

It reads to be like both the legal system and the NYT backed the photographer in that incident.

Link | Posted on Oct 22, 2017 at 01:57 UTC as 15th comment | 4 replies
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iAPX: I am a pro coder since early 80's, paid for that, and a photographer since 90's, and I p*ss on agism.

Youth is not a value, it's a fact. Old it's not a value too, but experience is., and I had 20 years pro experience in coding in mid-30's and 20 years pro experience in photography now.

I am proud of what I have done in both domains, that includes bing one of the 3 fools starting a startup that were sold to eBay for a 9 digit value 4 years later, helping my client winning hair stylist/artist competition on photography, including NAHA, Contessa, etc.

I am in my 50's, I am not better than when I am in my 20's, I am different, I am proud of what I have done, and I know that I could do different things now, maybe much more insightful and deeper, really deeper. Agism is dumb!

PS: I resented it on my last employment, with french milenials,, and they are stupid!

We have a lot in common. Same two careers. I too have had issues with some millennials. Programming and photography are often considered a young person's game, but experience matters too. Millenials are often cocky brats with contempt for their elders. On the other hand, some millenials are great people. If we all judged each person on the content of their character, we'd get along better and there'd be no discrimination.

Link | Posted on Oct 22, 2017 at 01:42 UTC
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Peter Bendheim: I have read the NYT for many years. I have also noticed that they have a great deal of employee stability, and I've seen the same writers over and over again. And again.

Just because we are part of the "photographer's clan" let's not all get overly emotional about abuse and the NYT's "fake news" until the facts are known. We have only one side of the story. Maybe, just maybe the "violent" altercation with the NYPD referred to, could be, and I'm saying "could" not "is" suggestive of a personality that the NYT did not want to hire on a permanent basis. Some people are just plain difficult and impossible, and maybe they were hoping by not giving him a job, he would leave of his own accord..

Comments I read here about "fake news", Soros, astonish me. Just how have people allowed themselves to be so stirred up into blind hatred the last 10 months? I analyse global media daily and the NYT is in the top 5 of the best papers globally. For the rest there's Fox and Friends and Breitbart..

I have an issue with what you said about the arrest incident. Police departments across the country have tread on photographer's rights regularly for decades, and when police arrest people they often threaten violence or do violence in the process. Thugs with badges have been beating up photographers for generations.

(Once years ago, and once recently) I've been hassled and threatened twice while on assigment, and I wasn't even in a restricted area or a riot or anything dramatic subject matter. One time I was photographing a panoramic view for a chamber of commerce, and the other time an office building for a real estate developer. So I can easily believe that a news reporter could be threatened, assaulted, and wrongly arrested by police. If so, the newspaper (or other customer/employer) should stand by the photographer.

Link | Posted on Oct 22, 2017 at 01:23 UTC

I don't think we can pick a side when we've only heard one side.

However, I have personally worked as a computer programmer and photographer. As a programmer I worked sometimes as employee and other times as contactor. They both have their,good and bad points. An objectionable situation occurred with one company that called me a subcontractor on the books, but treated me as a contactor when it benefited them, and treated me as an employee when it benefited them. That's not acceptable.

I know age discrimination is common in many professions. It's not acceptable.

One question I have is why did he stay 10 years?

Link | Posted on Oct 22, 2017 at 01:11 UTC as 16th comment | 6 replies

Why not compare different lenses of same focal length?

Link | Posted on Sep 27, 2017 at 05:29 UTC as 16th comment
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ChatBot: "Olympus, Sony and Fujifilm can only cover a small part of that. So far there is no professional using their products. "
- Mr. Tetsuro
-- Xitek
--- Nikon Rumors
---- dpreview
Before any of us gets emotionally invested in any of this, let's remember how indirect it is. You all remember the telephone game from your childhood, ¿right? You've all learned your lesson, ¿right?

Okay sorry. I just realized you were quoting that jackass Nikon executive guy. Stuff like this makes me dislike Nikon for their extreme arrogance to the point of being delusional and in denial.

Link | Posted on Sep 17, 2017 at 22:57 UTC
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ChatBot: "Olympus, Sony and Fujifilm can only cover a small part of that. So far there is no professional using their products. "
- Mr. Tetsuro
-- Xitek
--- Nikon Rumors
---- dpreview
Before any of us gets emotionally invested in any of this, let's remember how indirect it is. You all remember the telephone game from your childhood, ¿right? You've all learned your lesson, ¿right?

You think there's no professionals using Olympus, Panasonic, or Sony products? You're so wrong that it amazes me that you would even say that. You're not even a little bit wrong. You are grossly incorrect.

Link | Posted on Sep 17, 2017 at 22:55 UTC
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Charley123: I think what he really meant is " if Nikon must go mirrorless, it will be full frame."

I'm less than enthusiastic. If Nikon goes mirrorless it's only a copycat move because they're losing business to Olympus, Panasonic, and Sony.

And Fuji

Link | Posted on Sep 17, 2017 at 22:54 UTC

I think what he really meant is " if Nikon must go mirrorless, it will be full frame."

I'm less than enthusiastic. If Nikon goes mirrorless it's only a copycat move because they're losing business to Olympus, Panasonic, and Sony.

Link | Posted on Sep 17, 2017 at 22:53 UTC as 139th comment | 8 replies
On article The rise and fall of selfie-drone manufacturer Lily (20 comments in total)

It was a great idea and it will exist someday. I'm not sure if the technology is yet available to make it exist, but it will be.

The way I see it the college kid founders are marketing geniuses, but not technology geniuses. It was a great idea, but they didn't have the technical acumen to make it work, nor the resources to hire it done.

I think they aimed high, but just couldn't deliver. That's failure, but not fraud.

But doesn't the government and university share some of the blame for being so eager to hand out tons of money to college students on a fantasy? And how about people who pre-paid for a product that has never existed before? Don't they have some resonsibility for their own gullibility? Doesn't Forbes have some responsibility for promoting and hyping it? It seems to me the kids are taking all the blame and the adults are getting off scot-free.

Link | Posted on Aug 1, 2017 at 03:26 UTC as 2nd comment
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newe: This will create an even larger market for jail broken iPhones....once done, patent rendered useless.

Kids used to know how to hop up cars. Now they know how to jailbreak phones but most don't know much about cars.

Link | Posted on Jul 2, 2016 at 03:20 UTC
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Cipher: A better patent would be to allow companies to put cellular phones into silent mode automatically. Like in a movie theater or at a restaurant.

That would be a public service.

Link | Posted on Jul 2, 2016 at 03:18 UTC
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ambercool: No photography means no photography. Why are some of you guys against this? If it's that big of a deal to take a photo we still have our cameras(existed way before cell phones) and film for press related things.

You still have your camera for now. How long before this same applies to digital cameras too?

Link | Posted on Jul 1, 2016 at 04:43 UTC
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Unsubscribe me please: It's taken a while, .... now smart folks are waking up to how evil apple really is. Apart from tax dodging. I dumped all apple components a couple of years ago. Never looked back! A lot of content that we have to pay for through iTunes, ... I found is free!!!

Apple is a nasty company we can all do without!

Tax dodging is the least of their offenses.

Link | Posted on Jul 1, 2016 at 04:42 UTC
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