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AF with the optics it the manual focus 135/2 would be amazing... That honestly doesn't look that large for a 135/1.8...

Link | Posted on Jan 3, 2022 at 18:21 UTC as 17th comment

Basecamp would be useful if it supported the Grad filters

Link | Posted on Nov 17, 2019 at 12:10 UTC as 1st comment
On article Film vs Digital: Fashion photography shootout (404 comments in total)

I thought the model was great! Obviously had a lot of experience posing and emoting.
What is interesting is that the mentioned at shoots, clients are used to looking at images on a laptop or tablet now... this just makes everyone take more images and makes clients value photographers less IMHO. If the clients were forced to only allow N images, it would make them slow down and be better clients too..

Link | Posted on Jan 20, 2018 at 12:53 UTC as 93rd comment
On article Review: Affinity Photo 1.5.2 for desktop (304 comments in total)

Affinity feels cleaner than Photoshop to me...simpler UI and better grouping of features into "personas" once you figure out they did that.

One big negative is the file sizes it saves in its native format are 3x the size of Photoshop or GIMP images :-(

Link | Posted on Sep 24, 2017 at 16:28 UTC as 27th comment

For video, Panasonic's GH4 isn't mentioned enough...strong manual controls, adaptability to all lenses, no overheating issues, first w/ 4K, yet the 1080p support is still stronger than the M5's? Canon hasn't even caught up w/ a 2yr old camera but at least they started the HDSLR movement... :-P

Sony is probably the best dark horse in a combo HDSLR if it weren't for their chronic overheating issues and really bad UI/controls.

Link | Posted on Sep 18, 2016 at 16:14 UTC as 278th comment | 1 reply
On article Gear of the Year Part 4: Dale's pick - Samsung NX1 (405 comments in total)

If they had made this K mount and collaborated w/ Pentax, it would have sold a lot more :-(

Link | Posted on Dec 27, 2015 at 20:30 UTC as 12th comment | 3 replies
On article Eye-Fi's Mobi card will transfer directly to desktop (20 comments in total)

What would be even more innovative is to work w/ camera manufacturers to do what Flucard did w/ Pentax...full aperture/shutter/focus point control as part of the eye-fi :-P

Link | Posted on Dec 13, 2013 at 19:25 UTC as 5th comment
On article Ricoh announces 'HD' update to Pentax DA Limited primes (193 comments in total)

ditto WR....doesn't make sense to just add an HD coating to these :-P

And I still like my FA lenses..just wish they were WR..

Link | Posted on Sep 1, 2013 at 21:21 UTC as 5th comment
On article 5 Reasons why I haven't used my DSLR for months (592 comments in total)

(4) you still get perspective distortion unless that girl has an unusually alien-like large forehead :-)

m4/3s cams like the GX1 and OM-D aren't a bad compromise either, though none have the X100s' leaf shutter because they have interchangeable lenses :-(

Link | Posted on Jul 31, 2013 at 19:21 UTC as 255th comment | 1 reply
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Marty4650: As far as that fine line goes... I don't think there was much the photographer could have done to help anyone unless he had some very specific medical training. When something like this happens, people rush to "help" and often get in the way of the EMTs and police.

Well meaning good Samaritans often add to the confusion and hinder the rescue effort. Panicked people without the proper training would do best just to stand clear, unless they are specifically asked to do something. This is the real fine line to worry about. Are you really helping or are you just getting in the way?

This isn't like the case of the man who fell into the subway pit, where some said the photographer should have pulled him out rather than taking photos. Even in that case, the train was moving so fast and the photographer was so far away that he couldn't have done anything.

Someone is bleeding, you can go get things to stop the bleeding with...hold something against the wound, use your belt as a tourniquet. These are all basic things everyone should know w/o medical training.
It's not as clear as helping a man who fell into a pit, but it's not as clear as saying "I'm not a doctor" either...

Link | Posted on Apr 20, 2013 at 19:43 UTC

Pentax used to make colonoscopy scopes. Should we dump all our Pentax gear because no one should be subject to a butt probe? :-)

Optics is a business...

Link | Posted on Apr 8, 2013 at 19:50 UTC as 22nd comment

Anyone know the real wifi transfer rate?
The Eyefi only does something like 15mbit/sec (so it's around 2MB/sec)...

Link | Posted on Jan 27, 2013 at 22:46 UTC as 3rd comment | 1 reply

The photographer should be pushed in front of a train along w/ the guy who did the pushing. Add the NY Post's editor to that list and we'll make the world a better place.

He took 45 photos...internal flash would have been at full power w/ those dim should have been more like 90 seconds instead of the 22 he claims. He just made a lot of excuses publically so the non-thinking public would think he didn't have time to do anything and the photos were just a mistake where he could crop stuff out...

Link | Posted on Dec 7, 2012 at 19:37 UTC as 17th comment | 1 reply
On article Samsung Galaxy S3 Camera Review (55 comments in total)

It's better than a lot of camera phones except the Nokia 808 which has a great lens comparatively.

But to put it in context, most lenses on cellphones will have dust and fingerprints all over's a miracle you can get anything decent out of them, but they're good enough for instagram and facebook so everyone is used to mediocrity :-P

Link | Posted on Nov 5, 2012 at 03:25 UTC as 22nd comment
On article Fashion Shoot: Tips from a Pro (83 comments in total)

great article...people think it's just photography sometimes when it's really the team and marketing that makes people stand out..

Link | Posted on Oct 22, 2012 at 02:22 UTC as 23rd comment

No more Pentax mount? :-P

Link | Posted on Sep 14, 2012 at 00:56 UTC as 30th comment | 6 replies

About time someone had the guts to stand up. And I'll bet they'll end up hiring a "free" photographer off craigslist who wants to "do it for the experience" :-P

But I guess it's ok to pirate that band's crappy music ;-)

Link | Posted on Jun 29, 2012 at 19:36 UTC as 24th comment
On article Pentax K-01 Hands-on Preview (372 comments in total)

"With the buttons arranged over such a large camera area, we found key controls difficult to manipulate without large shifts in your hand position. While you can reach both the red and exposure compensation buttons with your hand in the shooting position, neither of them are particularly comfortable, as they are set so far to the rear of the camera plate."

Soooo not like Pentax which used to have the best ergos around :-P

Link | Posted on Mar 22, 2012 at 02:45 UTC as 114th comment | 1 reply
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