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xtoph

xtoph

Lives in United States seattle, WA, United States
Works as a anthropologist
Has a website at www.phloiterer.tumblr.com
Joined on Sep 22, 2004

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  • Yeah, raw would be nice, but beside the point unless oly offers true manual exposure control or AT LEAST aperture priority mode. Seriously, what is the point of advertising your f/2 lens if there...

  • Commented on Review: Ona Lima camera strap article

    the leica strap is one of the best designed and best made straps out there. (it is slightly less grippy on the pad than an upstrap, which is why i don't use mine, but it looks better and wraps...

  • Commented on Review: Ona Lima camera strap article

    the problem with non-adjustable straps is that you do sometimes need a different length, such as when you put on a bulky jacket, or when you are carrying two cameras at one time.

  • Commented on Review: Ona Lima camera strap article

    i agree with the recommendation for the upstrap. i've bought about 6 over the years (a couple for my brother and a friends camera). it is the only thing i've found that actually works as a shoulder...

  • I dont understand the article comment about ergonomics improving since the fe2. Sounds to me like they are already missing the point. Aside from the focus turning the wrong way on nikons (:p), the...

  • Commented on Sony Alpha A7 / A7R preview

    They do not look "much smaller" than the full frame interchangeable lens m9, particularly when you take into account the size of the respective lenses.

    Not actually that big a deal, but it is...

  • Commented on Ten things we learned this week news story

    I have to add my objection to the new "click and load 12 pages to view content worth maybe 2" design i have seen a few times here recently.

    Not only is it tedious and timewasting, but it is...

  • based solely on the pairs displayed here: eric wins.
    ...
    and there in a nutshell is the absurdity of photography as a competitive sport.

  • (based solely on the pairs displayed here: )

    eric wins!!!
    ...
    and there in a nutshell is the absurdity of photography as a competitive sport.

    (though this does seem to be all in a good lot of fun. )

  • [from above]
    Bw wasn't a technical limitation that held their work back, it was a creative tool they exploited for conscious expressive effect. the fact that some of them didn't have a practical...

  • The arguments here seem to range from 'let a 1000 flowers bloom' to 'how dare she', with some detours in between. In general i tend to side with letting artists experiment--but this isnt the same...

  • Two points--first, there is more text of various sizes in this scene than the old one. Second, the repeated elements are very useful because they permit comparison of bright and shade performance,...

  • Tom--
    B&h will ship most anywhere. I am aware that 'refund just because' is largely an american flavor, but hardly exclusively so. And of course there is a time limit--but the advice in kim's...

  • it is really bad advice to recommend buying from someone who will not take returns/offer refunds, on at least two levels.

    first, because the fact that not many people do return items, doesn't...

  • it is a pretty serious issue, imo.
    consider an expensive camera purchase, for the sake of argument, a leica m9. reviews vary wildly, to say the least. but the most troubling part is that some of...

  • Really, the first three carry about equal weight for me, along with losing the ability to lock in a familiar and predictable set of program abilities, compatibility, and interface.
    A long time ago...

  • I legally purchased ps from v2, and cs v1,2,3,4. I was only able to do so because i get academic pricing, but even after i switched most of my photo work to aperture, it was worth it to use ps a...

  • I legally purchased ps from v2, and cs v1,2,3. I was only able to do so because i get academic pricing, but even after i switched most of my photo work to aperture, it was worth it to use ps a...

  • Focal length may be the least interesting aspect of a great photographer's work, but i can't help but find it funny that kim aparently can't tell that the photo he used to illustrate the point...

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