photogeek

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

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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 (351 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 (351 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 11th comment | 2 replies
On article Samsung launches first removable UFS memory cards (175 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 (175 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 (175 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 16th 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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AlanG: They should make a "Trump" signature version. He loves everything in gold.

Here's to making photography great again. Your photos will be so good, your head will spin. And best of all Mexicans are going to pay for it.

Link | Posted on Jun 21, 2016 at 02:29 UTC

Meh, I'm waiting for rhodium plated version with lenses made of diamonds. Nothing less than that will be able to convey my artistic intent when I'm photographing birds in flight or my cat.

Link | Posted on Jun 21, 2016 at 02:28 UTC as 41st comment | 3 replies
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Joe Ogiba: $2,064,500 for a 1600mm f/5.6 Leica :
https://c2.staticflickr.com/8/7218/27640585341_55afd262c5_o.jpg

The 1700mm F4 Zeiss APO must cost at least $10 million.

Pretty affordable by Leica standards.

Link | Posted on Jun 17, 2016 at 06:58 UTC

Still smaller and lighter than Sony's 24-70 for the E mount.

Link | Posted on Jun 17, 2016 at 06:57 UTC as 44th comment

There goes the MFT size/weight advantage. Do not want.

Link | Posted on Jun 15, 2016 at 08:27 UTC as 112th comment | 5 replies

What's with the goofy names? Why not call it Zen, or at least Zen Phone? Why mutilate a perfectly good English word? At least in Apple's case "i" stands for "internet".

Link | Posted on May 31, 2016 at 05:48 UTC as 12th comment | 2 replies

Whoever is the first to make a rectilinear action cam will own the market.

Link | Posted on May 24, 2016 at 07:10 UTC as 36th comment | 8 replies
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