photogeek

Lives in United States AK, United States
Joined on Nov 15, 2003

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I had a Mju some 17-18 years ago. One of the best cameras I ever had, and one of the cheapest. The quality and portability of that camera is a major reason why I use MFT these days.

Link | Posted on Aug 19, 2016 at 04:57 UTC as 49th comment
On article Brooks Institute announces closure (129 comments in total)
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Melchiorum: As a European, I find the tuition fees in colleges and universities of USA to be simply insane. About $100,000 in total for a higher education? In Sweden, Denmark, Germany and many other European countries you get it for free. Like, totally free. And you don't even have to be a citizen of that country. I have studied for 7 years and got a double Master's without paying a cent with the exception of the entrance egzam fee (about 150 bucks in total) and some books (non-mandatory ones, because mandatory are provided as well).

KL Matt: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_countries_by_tertiary_education_attainment summarizes it, but I looked it up directly on OECD web site. Moreover, the percentage seems to be growing over time.

Link | Posted on Aug 17, 2016 at 15:51 UTC
On article Brooks Institute announces closure (129 comments in total)
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Melchiorum: As a European, I find the tuition fees in colleges and universities of USA to be simply insane. About $100,000 in total for a higher education? In Sweden, Denmark, Germany and many other European countries you get it for free. Like, totally free. And you don't even have to be a citizen of that country. I have studied for 7 years and got a double Master's without paying a cent with the exception of the entrance egzam fee (about 150 bucks in total) and some books (non-mandatory ones, because mandatory are provided as well).

@FastGlassLover: according to OECD data, the US, at 44.2%, already has one of the highest percentages of people with tertiary education in the world, with only Korea, Luxembourg, Japan, Israel and Canada having higher levels of tertiary education. For comparison, Germany, where tertiary education is "free" is at 27.1%. The reason why education is so expensive in the US is because student loans are readily available and impossible to default out of. There's very little preventing one from amassing $200-300K in debt over the typical 4-year period.

And unless you're illiterate, you know nothing is ever "free". Someone has to pay for it.

Link | Posted on Aug 17, 2016 at 04:57 UTC
On article Brooks Institute announces closure (129 comments in total)
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GuitarCamera Man: Too Much Money for Too Little Education!!
Back when I was in college, you could become a doctor and then buy all the cameras you want and be a photographer in your leasure time.

As a doctor you won't really have any "leisure time"

Link | Posted on Aug 16, 2016 at 06:21 UTC
On article Brooks Institute announces closure (129 comments in total)
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Melchiorum: As a European, I find the tuition fees in colleges and universities of USA to be simply insane. About $100,000 in total for a higher education? In Sweden, Denmark, Germany and many other European countries you get it for free. Like, totally free. And you don't even have to be a citizen of that country. I have studied for 7 years and got a double Master's without paying a cent with the exception of the entrance egzam fee (about 150 bucks in total) and some books (non-mandatory ones, because mandatory are provided as well).

I would love to know how college education can be free. That would defeat the law of conservation of energy and lead to perpetual engine. As things stand, you're just replacing one yoke with another, bigger one, since there's also a horde of government bureaucrats feeding off your taxes before any money even reaches the colleges.

Link | Posted on Aug 16, 2016 at 06:19 UTC
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kwa_photo: good for her, I hope she wins! Even if she recovers 10% of what she asks, it's huge! I'm willing to be Getty will settle for something less than $10M and not the $1B she is asking ;-)

Photomedium seems. To be awfully excited about the incident.

Link | Posted on Jul 28, 2016 at 21:35 UTC

What's good for the goose is good for the the gander, right Getty?

Link | Posted on Jul 28, 2016 at 19:21 UTC as 81st comment | 3 replies
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cosinaphile: 8000 for a moderate speed nifty fifty ...... elitist nonsense out of touch with the real world ... servants of the dark forces that divide and deny billions the right to a decent existance...... isnt fascism just capitalism on steroids ?

You're talking out of your rear end right now, and it's rather obvious.

Link | Posted on Jul 23, 2016 at 03:45 UTC
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cosinaphile: 8000 for a moderate speed nifty fifty ...... elitist nonsense out of touch with the real world ... servants of the dark forces that divide and deny billions the right to a decent existance...... isnt fascism just capitalism on steroids ?

Fascism is socialism on steroids. Nazi party was national socialist. Direct quote from Hitler: "We are socialists, we are enemies of today’s capitalistic economic system for the exploitation of the economically weak, with its unfair salaries, with its unseemly evaluation of a human being according to wealth and property instead of responsibility and performance, and we are all determined to destroy this system under all conditions"

Link | Posted on Jul 22, 2016 at 03:34 UTC
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Marty4650: I can't decide.

Should I buy this lens or should I pay my electric bill for the next two years? Or perhaps buy groceries for a year?

Or maybe I could buy a really nice horse to ride?

decisions..... decisions....

For a family of 3 with decent food and no extravagance, that's about 6 months of groceries these days. I figure a single person could stretch it out to a year, you're right. :-)

Link | Posted on Jul 21, 2016 at 04:44 UTC

Came here to check if they'll jack up the price even more. Was not disappointed.

Link | Posted on Jul 21, 2016 at 04:40 UTC as 14th comment | 2 replies
On article Fujifilm X-Pro2 versus X-T2: Seven key differences (362 comments in total)
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photogeek: I had an X-T1. I'd be fine sticking with Fuji if it wasn't for three things:
1. Lenses have slow and noisy focus mechanism
2. Metering is nowhere near as good as the competition, often under- or over-shoots.
3. Poor support of the sensor layout in Lightroom and elsewhere. Yes, it's poor even with all the improvements Adobe has made.

Ultimately #1 made me sell it. Lenses were otherwise excellent, but in this day and age I expect silent and fast autofocus.

Zooms have ultrasonic motors. Most Fuji primes don't. But with zooms you lose a lot of the "small and light" advantage over APSC DSLRs.

Link | Posted on Jul 21, 2016 at 03:37 UTC
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photogeek: It's just a bag. No one cares what bag you use, not even on this site.

I use OM-D E-M1 myself, and my primes fit in the pockets of my jacket quite comfortably. :-)

Link | Posted on Jul 20, 2016 at 05:53 UTC
On article Fujifilm X-Pro2 versus X-T2: Seven key differences (362 comments in total)

I had an X-T1. I'd be fine sticking with Fuji if it wasn't for three things:
1. Lenses have slow and noisy focus mechanism
2. Metering is nowhere near as good as the competition, often under- or over-shoots.
3. Poor support of the sensor layout in Lightroom and elsewhere. Yes, it's poor even with all the improvements Adobe has made.

Ultimately #1 made me sell it. Lenses were otherwise excellent, but in this day and age I expect silent and fast autofocus.

Link | Posted on Jul 18, 2016 at 03:42 UTC as 29th comment | 15 replies

It's just a bag. No one cares what bag you use, not even on this site.

Link | Posted on Jul 14, 2016 at 05:45 UTC as 12th comment | 2 replies
On article Samsung launches first removable UFS memory cards (177 comments in total)
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SW Anderson: I'm with photogeek. There comes a point at which miniaturization reaches diminishing returns. At that point, a camera, accessory or memory card becomes so tedious and fiddly to handle that whatever benefit its small size provides is outweighed by the nuisance factor.

Anything, even a good thing, can be overdone. I think that's what photogeek was getting at. To make out that saying enough is enough amounts to being against progress is a bogus argument. There's probably a just-right size for every individual. Overall, in the car world, a Toyota Corolla or Honda Accord is the right size for many more people than a Fiat 500. I can see many more people preferring an SD-size flash card to the micro variety, and even fewer wanting anything smaller.

Because CF has a parallel interface and is both faster and can become faster still without changing the pin out.

Link | Posted on Jul 12, 2016 at 15:40 UTC
On article Samsung launches first removable UFS memory cards (177 comments in total)
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SW Anderson: I'm with photogeek. There comes a point at which miniaturization reaches diminishing returns. At that point, a camera, accessory or memory card becomes so tedious and fiddly to handle that whatever benefit its small size provides is outweighed by the nuisance factor.

Anything, even a good thing, can be overdone. I think that's what photogeek was getting at. To make out that saying enough is enough amounts to being against progress is a bogus argument. There's probably a just-right size for every individual. Overall, in the car world, a Toyota Corolla or Honda Accord is the right size for many more people than a Fiat 500. I can see many more people preferring an SD-size flash card to the micro variety, and even fewer wanting anything smaller.

To add to that, it's not to say that the MicroSD format is not useful, quite the contrary, it is very useful where you need a thin, lightweight device. It's just not useful in digital cameras which tend to be more than large enough to fit an SXDC card, and can't be made much smaller due to the reasons of optics and ergonomics.

Link | Posted on Jul 10, 2016 at 05:51 UTC
On article Samsung launches first removable UFS memory cards (177 comments in total)

This is too focused on Mobile, IMO. For photo and video a larger, SD-card like format would be much better. For one thing, it'd afford higher speeds (just by virtue of having more surface area for contacts, and more data lanes), for another, it'd also afford more capacity (and therefore also more resiliency, since flash storage wears out). And finally you can't lose it by sneezing nearby.

Link | Posted on Jul 9, 2016 at 19:16 UTC as 17th comment | 2 replies
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Mikael Risedal: Putin has announced that they are using only Zenith cameras inside Kreml

@Daniel Ko: I'll just copy from Wikipedia for you: "Relations between Russia and Japan are a continuation of Japan–Soviet Union relations covering 1917-1991, and Empire of Japan–Russian Empire relations, covering 1855-1917. The two countries have been unable to sign a peace treaty after World War II due to the Kuril Islands dispute."

Basically, Russia held onto a few Japanese islands in order to not have to ask anybody whether its military ships can pass through. This annoys the Japanese to no end, but they can't really do anything about it.

Link | Posted on Jul 4, 2016 at 06:08 UTC
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Mikael Risedal: Putin has announced that they are using only Zenith cameras inside Kreml

Well, Russia is still de jure at war with Japan.

Link | Posted on Jul 3, 2016 at 02:28 UTC
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