Sardonic G

Joined on Jul 8, 2014

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The Oly E-510 was the camera that convinced me digital was just fine and to stop worrying about film. Sorry to see it fall so hard.

Link | Posted on Jun 24, 2020 at 16:58 UTC as 385th comment | 1 reply

Well, this sucks

Link | Posted on Jun 24, 2020 at 16:55 UTC as 389th comment

Name a cable or broadcast news site that hasn't at one time or another been caught getting "creative" with their pictures and/or presentation. Shame on all of them.

Link | Posted on Jun 15, 2020 at 18:55 UTC as 60th comment | 19 replies

My first slr was a Vivitar 220/SL with a variety of lenses available due to its M42 screw mount, but it looked like a Nikomat....

Link | Posted on May 1, 2020 at 20:28 UTC as 48th comment
On article Fujifilm X-A7 review (268 comments in total)

You sold me with the cat picture....

Link | Posted on Apr 2, 2020 at 21:02 UTC as 27th comment

I've often thought that the best way to improve your photographic eye and hone your skills is to stick a prime of any size on your camera and leave it on there for a year. It will force you (the thoughtful yous anyway) to carefully consider the framing, the lighting and of course most importantly, the composition.

As for 35mm or 50mm, I vacillate between the two, though I usually prefer the 35. The IQ of a good prime will generally beat the IQ of even the best zoom.

Link | Posted on Mar 28, 2020 at 21:35 UTC as 72nd comment

This is going to let me take awesome pictures of my cat!!!!

Link | Posted on Mar 11, 2020 at 19:57 UTC as 15th comment | 1 reply
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silentstorm: There! I see the wall that Trump built! :-D

Go away

Link | Posted on Mar 10, 2020 at 15:49 UTC

Pretty cool

Link | Posted on Mar 10, 2020 at 15:48 UTC as 19th comment
On article Opinion: Film photography has found its feet again (635 comments in total)
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Sardonic G: Some of the negative comments about shooting film seem tinged with an unease, nay, fear of the medium. Be not afraid people, shooting film is akin to walking to work instead of driving. The process is slower but the end results can be very pleasing (unless you hate your job)

Saying film doesn't "look better" than digital to me is the same as saying watercolor paintings aren't "better looking" than oil paintings. The medium itself lends to the artistic process and nuance of a finished piece. Digital is hard to beat for editorial style photography, but there is nothing "bad" or inferior to film when we are talking about the "art" in the process.

Link | Posted on Mar 5, 2020 at 16:00 UTC
On article Opinion: Film photography has found its feet again (635 comments in total)

Some of the negative comments about shooting film seem tinged with an unease, nay, fear of the medium. Be not afraid people, shooting film is akin to walking to work instead of driving. The process is slower but the end results can be very pleasing (unless you hate your job)

Link | Posted on Mar 5, 2020 at 00:57 UTC as 40th comment | 7 replies
On article Welcome to the new DPReview analog forum! (177 comments in total)

Apparently I wasn't the only one suggestion something like this.

Link | Posted on Feb 26, 2020 at 19:05 UTC as 46th comment
On article Into the wild: Olympus E-M1 Mark III sample gallery (161 comments in total)

Some very nice samples there

Link | Posted on Feb 12, 2020 at 16:59 UTC as 18th comment
On article Hands-on with the Nikon D780 (346 comments in total)
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PC-dot-Com: Uh, well, I'm still in complete love with my D610, and feel overall it's a better deal than the D750, let alone the D780. Bar it not having an ISO button on top, it's a near perfect FF DSLR. And that's an extremely minor omittance I've learned to live with. Nearly everything else about it is fantastic (and even better than my Canon 6D I've raved about in the past). I suppose if, when it dies, I'll consider a D780.

I think if it had a 36mp sensor and a flip and twist screen you'd see even more people interested in it. To me it seemed like next the logical step the D780's design would have taken to appease resolution/video fans, and yet one more spec/feature that makes it hard for those stricken with gear acquisition syndrome to pass up.

... cont'd next post

All I know is that pictures of my cat come out a lot better using my D850 instead of my D600.......

Link | Posted on Jan 28, 2020 at 17:25 UTC
On article Hands-on with the Nikon D780 (346 comments in total)
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PC-dot-Com: Uh, well, I'm still in complete love with my D610, and feel overall it's a better deal than the D750, let alone the D780. Bar it not having an ISO button on top, it's a near perfect FF DSLR. And that's an extremely minor omittance I've learned to live with. Nearly everything else about it is fantastic (and even better than my Canon 6D I've raved about in the past). I suppose if, when it dies, I'll consider a D780.

I think if it had a 36mp sensor and a flip and twist screen you'd see even more people interested in it. To me it seemed like next the logical step the D780's design would have taken to appease resolution/video fans, and yet one more spec/feature that makes it hard for those stricken with gear acquisition syndrome to pass up.

... cont'd next post

I can see parting ways with my D600 after the oil thing, that resurfaced not long after Nikon did a free "repair" on it. My D810 and D850 on the other hand are all the cameras I need for the foreseeable future.

Link | Posted on Jan 17, 2020 at 17:22 UTC

Wonder if the system uses updated versions of GI Joe dolls, full automated with GI Joe sized shoulder launched SAMS as the key element in bringing these rogue drones down. If they aren't, it be really cool if they did....

Link | Posted on Jan 16, 2020 at 20:15 UTC as 11th comment | 3 replies
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Sardonic G: If it doesn't have duel memory slots I'm not interested...

Duel, as in competing....yeah, that's what I mean...

Link | Posted on Jan 3, 2020 at 21:37 UTC

If it doesn't have duel memory slots I'm not interested...

Link | Posted on Jan 2, 2020 at 18:57 UTC as 46th comment | 6 replies
On article Nikon Z50 review (1990 comments in total)

And another thing, why does Ken Rockwell over sharpen all of his photos?

Link | Posted on Dec 19, 2019 at 20:02 UTC as 93rd comment | 2 replies
On article Nikon Z50 review (1990 comments in total)

Cute little camera but it can't make me pine away for the look, feel and size of my Argus C3 the way my D850 does........

Link | Posted on Dec 19, 2019 at 20:01 UTC as 94th comment
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