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!! Excited to be buy a Sony a7S II soon! I can't wait! Only 9 days more, maybe! Ack! :D haha! (Oct. 7, 2015; weds.)
Update: Oh my GAHHH! I just got the a7S II about 6 hours ago, at around 4:30 p.m., after work! Ahhhh!!! I'm SOOO excited for this low light monster! It is smaller, and kind of cramping my hands up compared to the D800, which fits my hands nicely. But I'll be making the best of it. "Sacrifices..." :D (Oct. 19, 2015; mon.)

I now am waiting for my first full-frame DSLR! It is the Nikon D800! I can't wait to play with/use it! :) (Sept. 12, 2013; thurs.)
Update: It arrived at 7:08 p.m. on Friday the 13th. :D 2013. Oh boy, two 13s. Does this bode well for me? Yes! I got a full-frame camera. Will it have left sensor focusing problems? I certainly hope not.

Looking into digital camera capture. Fuji S5Pro's dynamic range is really high up there for me. Seems like 'the look' more closely resemble film's ability to keep highlights. Hope that's the case. I just HATE that digital look. 'Crossing my fingers'. HA! ... Update: Woot! I'm getting the S5 Pro. Yippee! My first dSLR. Should be FUN! (Sept. 8, 2007; sat.) --shipment has arrived-WOOHOO!!-(Sept. 11, 2007; tues.)


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Holy s#!t!

Link | Posted on Oct 21, 2017 at 06:16 UTC as 4th comment
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George_P: I'd go for the Insta360 Pro camera instead. Around 4K USD and people have already commented on how good it is. 4K/8K stereo 360 video and high quality image stitching.

Oh! Thank you! I did not know about this. Competition is good! :D

Link | Posted on Oct 20, 2017 at 03:09 UTC

Ooooh yeahhhh. I've been waiting for this! Woot! Thanks, Samsung!

Link | Posted on Oct 20, 2017 at 03:03 UTC as 15th comment

Pretty darn impressive. Me wants! :) I couldn't find the seams at the skate park video. If anyone does, let me know. Also, Firefox would let me see it at 2K and 4K, but Chrome and Vivaldi would.

Here's the link to the video samples:

Link | Posted on Oct 19, 2017 at 01:47 UTC as 7th comment
On article RIP Lightroom 6: Death by subscription model (1530 comments in total)
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huyzer: Now I know I will more than likely, read Richard Butler's articles, and not Rishi's.

Thanks, Richard Butler. That is very gentlemanly of you. I will look into it (more than just skimming it quickly).

Link | Posted on Oct 19, 2017 at 01:14 UTC
On article RIP Lightroom 6: Death by subscription model (1530 comments in total)

Now I know I will more than likely, read Richard Butler's articles, and not Rishi's.

Link | Posted on Oct 18, 2017 at 23:15 UTC as 477th comment | 3 replies

Double confirmed, never a DJI for me.
Thanks DJI, for making the decision REALLY easy.

Link | Posted on Oct 17, 2017 at 02:27 UTC as 21st comment
On article Photo of the week: Dubai draped in fog (59 comments in total)

Very beautiful... a reward for the patient and prepared. :)

Link | Posted on Oct 15, 2017 at 22:46 UTC as 20th comment

The Darwin Award awaits them.

Link | Posted on Oct 15, 2017 at 19:44 UTC as 13th comment
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Dragonrider: Looks great at 4"x6", but when you zoom in, all the usual artifacts (e.g. branches moving in the wind) are there. HDR has a place, but there are not that many opportunities where everything in the scene stays in the same relative position for three shots. Good thing it saves the nominally exposed single shot.

Ah, that's a good reminder. I forgot about that. I took a look at the 100% images afterwards. From what I see, there was little movement in these examples. I think the visual artifacts were caused by the backlighting overexposing the thinner branches/parts, and then the stacked on the lower exposure.

Link | Posted on Oct 15, 2017 at 15:18 UTC

Looks like some futuristic space thing in space (top-right image). Awesome. Yes, I know it's water.
But 480p?! Come on!

Link | Posted on Oct 14, 2017 at 02:09 UTC as 19th comment
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Sdaniella: sometimes i wish we had "regular lights out" periods at night for big cities (not a power out), so we can get some normal nights to see what's really out there with our own eyes

critters in nature could also get some real night "relief" from "artificial light" spoiled humans !!!

and we photographers can enjoy some real night skies on a regular basis !!!

those of us who also enjoy moonlit wild countryside scenery, would also like to see "urban" versions of moonlit-only cityscapes !!!

What a great idea! Moonlit cityscapes! I think this will only happen after the zombie apocalypse. :(


Link | Posted on Oct 13, 2017 at 08:35 UTC

Goodness. No wonder we are so disconnected from nature (if you're in the city). I need to go camping, as soon as possible. This thing called life is amazing.

Link | Posted on Oct 13, 2017 at 08:31 UTC as 11th comment
On article The magic of ultraviolet nature and macro photography (72 comments in total)

Freakin' gorgeous! I gotta try this!

Link | Posted on Oct 13, 2017 at 03:43 UTC as 13th comment

Makes you realize how lucky we are. Man!

Link | Posted on Oct 12, 2017 at 05:07 UTC as 12th comment

Yup. When something is too good to be true, it usually is.
Shame on them.

Link | Posted on Oct 10, 2017 at 02:06 UTC as 16th comment | 6 replies
On article Gudsen Moza Air gimbal review (53 comments in total)
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Holger Bargen: Nice product.
My anti-virus-program regards the website ( of the company as "not safe". Maybe they could check if there is a problem.

Nothing on my end, either. Using Avast.

Link | Posted on Oct 8, 2017 at 17:12 UTC

Darn it! Photos, not video. :| Oh well.

Link | Posted on Oct 4, 2017 at 23:57 UTC as 5th comment

The fake bokeh is cringe-worthy (other than for postage stamp images :) ) from all manufacturers' attempts.

Link | Posted on Oct 4, 2017 at 23:40 UTC as 82nd comment
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Eric Hensel: Very useful info -I've wondered that for years.

I was about to say, "If Jesus is covering this topic, it must be important." xD hahahaha

Link | Posted on Sep 30, 2017 at 20:48 UTC
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