Geekapoo

Geekapoo

Lives in United States Boston, United States
Works as a Mad Scientist
Joined on Jun 10, 2005

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Miike Dougherty: Several years ago when Adobe's stock was in the 30's and they announced the subscription model, I figured that it wouldn't work and sold my shares after reading all the negative comments. It's now over 170. Oops

Think of the number of cameras you could have purchased with your stock gains 😎

Link | Posted on Oct 19, 2017 at 21:32 UTC
On article Nikon's official D850 lens recommendation list (301 comments in total)

Thinking about all that weight puts a damper on being excited about ownership.

Link | Posted on Oct 11, 2017 at 20:04 UTC as 129th comment
On article Sony Cyber-shot RX10 IV sample gallery updated (181 comments in total)
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Lee Jay: $1,700 for a fixed-lens camera. That's about three times what I'd pay, no matter how good it is.

Maybe I'll get a used one off ebay in a year or two.

Would you spend $1700 for a REALLY good f2.4 -4 24-600mm lens?
'nuff said

Link | Posted on Oct 10, 2017 at 20:57 UTC

Opinions are like arseholes, everyone has one.

Errr, ummm...I take that decades old comment back. It's a new world order emerging!
LOL.

Link | Posted on Oct 3, 2017 at 13:08 UTC as 10th comment
On article Photo of the week: Colors of the Arctic (107 comments in total)
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entoman: Not saying that I could do any better, but this shot does nothing for me. It comes across as one of those "you had to be there" shots that doesn't translate into a great photograph.

Nothing more fun for you than clearing your colon in public?

Link | Posted on Sep 30, 2017 at 17:48 UTC
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Geekapoo: Yawn..no metrics for the claims of improved images quality and overall stability. =Sony hype until proven otherwise by rigorous methods. Catch Sony, catch the buzz..

I appreciate that sometimes other camera manufacturers can be vague re the specifics of some of the firmware tweaks. The A9 is a very expensive purchase for the more serious or demanding photographer and some metric should be provided re the firmware upgrade so those who install can gauge changes.i remember the A7II firmware upgrade..metrics were provided (for example, a 40% improvement in AF).

I'm not a troll (will be obvious from my posting history)..sad that Thematic is the kind of person who appears to enjoy clearing his colon in public. Thematic is not a troll, just someone who enjoyed being rude. Too common this type of sniping..

Link | Posted on Sep 28, 2017 at 10:40 UTC
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Geekapoo: Yawn..no metrics for the claims of improved images quality and overall stability. =Sony hype until proven otherwise by rigorous methods. Catch Sony, catch the buzz..

I agree that the A9 is an exceptional camera..but the press release about the firmware was at times vacuous..and you are rude.

Link | Posted on Sep 28, 2017 at 01:26 UTC

Yawn..no metrics for the claims of improved images quality and overall stability. =Sony hype until proven otherwise by rigorous methods. Catch Sony, catch the buzz..

Link | Posted on Sep 27, 2017 at 23:56 UTC as 21st comment | 7 replies
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Ed B: $1700.00 for a camera with a one-inch sensor is a ridiculous amount. I'm sure Sony will sell a lot of them but I just don't see it being worth that kind of money.

Naturally, that's only an opinion and I'm sure many people will disagree with me.

@mdcromer- agree that the lens is amazing and with a good focus lock, the clarity can be stunning..but there are not enough keepers when the RX10 III is in AF-C mode and tracking outright sucks. My fingers are crossed re this new cam, could be a phenomenon.

Link | Posted on Sep 12, 2017 at 20:57 UTC
On article Hands-on with the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 IV (338 comments in total)

If the AF-C is as advertised, I will buy one. $1700 is a bit much but long lenses for m43, APS-C and FF cameras with 600mm reach are not cheap. The RX10 III is really nice but the Achilles heel is the AF. Plus touch screen..should hopefully be a very nice cam.

Link | Posted on Sep 12, 2017 at 19:57 UTC as 98th comment

Fujifilm Instax film is ~$15 for 20 prints. This is a viable format p rice-wise? Wow.

Link | Posted on Aug 29, 2017 at 14:40 UTC as 24th comment | 8 replies

Not relevant that some people think Nikon is on the ropes as long as they keep releasing great cameras. No doubt their QC has dramatically improved based on past problems and their ownership of QC issues has been impressive. The D500 was a best in class camera, as was the D750. Looks like another BIG success with the D850..and I look forward to what the company comes up with re the D750 successor.

MOST important..a viable and dynamic Nikon benefits ALL as it puts forward pressure on all camera companies to innovate.

Link | Posted on Aug 25, 2017 at 13:22 UTC as 158th comment | 1 reply
On article Don't buy another lens, buy a flash instead (336 comments in total)

The good news about using a flash is that in the digital age, you can experiment extensively and figure out how enabling it is and how best to use a flash for your purposes. Sure beats the heck out of paying film/development costs!

Link | Posted on Aug 22, 2017 at 18:23 UTC as 29th comment | 2 replies

In another post he says he "would NEVER buy an Android phone again if I cared about photography."

What a pathetic excuse for a joke. If someone cares about photography, take lots of pictures and understand the strengths and limitations of the equipment and themselves. iPhone, Android, P+S, instamatic cameras...any of them can yield great shots. Too bad people are so obsessed with the latest and greatest vs. mainly their shortcomings re general photography (appreciating that special gear can be required for some shoots).

Link | Posted on Jul 31, 2017 at 15:59 UTC as 95th comment | 5 replies
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Geekapoo: DPR should spend more time with camera reviews versus iterative hype. Yes, the A9 does appear revolutionary for mirrorless..but DPR seems more focused on "click bait" than a well rounded site giving thorough reviews for cameras and lenses. Methinks it's more about hyping cameras that have the greatest potential to sell (hopefully by clicking to Amazon via DPR)

Simon, no I do not think you are trying to hype cameras with the best potential to sell (as you pointed, it clearly would not make much sense re the A9)...DPR is slicing and dicing their reviews (salami reviews!) into little "news" portions to get more traffic (more clicks). You do have ads on the pages that contain the news articles, correct? Do you get any money because folks have come to a page with ads..........or only if a person clicks on the ad? I'm assuming you get money both times (and more money if the ad is clicked).

Link | Posted on May 2, 2017 at 20:30 UTC

DPR should spend more time with camera reviews versus iterative hype. Yes, the A9 does appear revolutionary for mirrorless..but DPR seems more focused on "click bait" than a well rounded site giving thorough reviews for cameras and lenses. Methinks it's more about hyping cameras that have the greatest potential to sell (hopefully by clicking to Amazon via DPR)

Link | Posted on May 2, 2017 at 13:52 UTC as 96th comment | 9 replies
On article Alpha-better: Sony a9 versus a7R II (506 comments in total)
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Geekapoo: Yet even more hype and compare/contrast for the A9. DPR, give us a proper review prior to additional filler blah blah blah? I appreciate that you have the continual need to fill the news section of your site to bring in "clickers"...but sometimes you guys and girls really go overboard to the point that it really does look like a G.A.S. rant so that the masses will click on Amazon links.

Geckopoo????? Yak, that would be a crappy handle. :-)

Link | Posted on Apr 26, 2017 at 17:13 UTC
On article Alpha-better: Sony a9 versus a7R II (506 comments in total)

Yet even more hype and compare/contrast for the A9. DPR, give us a proper review prior to additional filler blah blah blah? I appreciate that you have the continual need to fill the news section of your site to bring in "clickers"...but sometimes you guys and girls really go overboard to the point that it really does look like a G.A.S. rant so that the masses will click on Amazon links.

Link | Posted on Apr 26, 2017 at 13:09 UTC as 127th comment | 3 replies

Bah, that's just a hot pixel. J/k..way cool!

Link | Posted on Apr 22, 2017 at 23:36 UTC as 20th comment | 2 replies
On article GoPro launches camera trade-up program in the US (25 comments in total)
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Lawson Raider: A good deal if you want to upgrade from a Hero HD, Hero 2, or a Hero 3 White. However, Hero 3+ Silvers, blacks, and the Hero 4 line you can sell your camera for more money that the tradeup is offering.

Winner winner chicken dinner!

Link | Posted on Apr 11, 2017 at 22:30 UTC
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