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JDThomas

JDThomas

Lives in United States Austin, TX, United States
Works as a photographer / author
Has a website at NikonDFG.com
Joined on Jul 2, 2012
About me:

Entertainment photographer for Corbis Images / AP Images, Nikon Digital Field Guide & Concert and Live Music Photography author, Gretsch guitar strangler.

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munro harrap: There is also another good reason for keeping all the art we have here here. Its called war. You can see online what IS and the Taliban do, so their people's culture would be safer were it in the UK, all of ity, rather than in Iraq, Syria or Afghanistan, and we now also have to control who is allowed to buy stuff as any number of artworks purchased privately not only disappear into bank vaults,

but can be bought by people who then destroy them as ideologically unacceptable.
I dare say that is already happening, so stop sales and guard our human heritage.

What the hell do you know about Mexicans?

I wouldn't expect you to know any Texas history since you're a Eurocentric bigot, but the Republic of Texas was co-founded by Americans and Mexicans. We called ourselves Texans and Tejanos. The whites didn't come to Mexico and steal the land it was given to us. When the dictator Santa Ana subverted the Mexican constitution the fight was on. Many Tejanos fought alongside the Texans to protect the Republic of Texas from being taken back by Santa Ana's army.

Learn your facts before you try to give a Texan a history lesson.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 1, 2015 at 07:44 UTC
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JDThomas: Even Fuji can admit the AF isn't on par with the SLR. Something it's Fuji-fans refuse to do.

Why don't you email Nikon and ask those questions? What do I have to do with Nikon's product development?

Nikon users can cry all they want about the D400 or whatever. I have the Nikon cameras I need.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 1, 2015 at 07:32 UTC
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munro harrap: There is also another good reason for keeping all the art we have here here. Its called war. You can see online what IS and the Taliban do, so their people's culture would be safer were it in the UK, all of ity, rather than in Iraq, Syria or Afghanistan, and we now also have to control who is allowed to buy stuff as any number of artworks purchased privately not only disappear into bank vaults,

but can be bought by people who then destroy them as ideologically unacceptable.
I dare say that is already happening, so stop sales and guard our human heritage.

Arguing with you losers in pointless. You aren't even making any sense.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 1, 2015 at 07:28 UTC
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JDThomas: Even Fuji can admit the AF isn't on par with the SLR. Something it's Fuji-fans refuse to do.

More backpedaling...

Direct link | Posted on Feb 28, 2015 at 18:18 UTC
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Steve in GA: Goodness. I don't think I have seen this many anti-Brit comments since, oh, 1776 or so.

Jesus I can't even deal with the white supremacy going on in this thread right now.

I had no idea there were so many National Front members in the DPReview community.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 28, 2015 at 18:14 UTC
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JDThomas: Even Fuji can admit the AF isn't on par with the SLR. Something it's Fuji-fans refuse to do.

You Fuji fanboys will backpedal as soon as Fuji confirms what we've all known.

I've owned 3 Fuji X cameras I know what I'm talking about. And I have dealt with more than a few Fuji owners that swear the Fuji is just as fast as a DSLR.

@Just a Photographer: The D5300 focuses faster than the XT-1 and it's half the price.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 28, 2015 at 18:07 UTC
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steelhead3: the British have so little in the way of great Art through the ages, they thought it necessary to rob foreign lands of their treasures by military force.

Next time you're in the USA, stop by the WWII Memorial in DC and pay your respects the the US soldiers who fought and died so you aren't part of the Nazi German Empire right now.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 28, 2015 at 18:00 UTC

Even Fuji can admit the AF isn't on par with the SLR. Something it's Fuji-fans refuse to do.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 28, 2015 at 15:12 UTC as 63rd comment | 14 replies
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munro harrap: There is also another good reason for keeping all the art we have here here. Its called war. You can see online what IS and the Taliban do, so their people's culture would be safer were it in the UK, all of ity, rather than in Iraq, Syria or Afghanistan, and we now also have to control who is allowed to buy stuff as any number of artworks purchased privately not only disappear into bank vaults,

but can be bought by people who then destroy them as ideologically unacceptable.
I dare say that is already happening, so stop sales and guard our human heritage.

Why don't you and RichRMA aka RichKKK go hang out out in the "whites only" section. There you can discuss why Britain is the only country that should be allowed control over the world's artwork.

OK "Amateur Snaps"? That moniker is enough to let me know you're an Epsilon-minus semi-moron at the most.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 28, 2015 at 15:07 UTC
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munro harrap: There is also another good reason for keeping all the art we have here here. Its called war. You can see online what IS and the Taliban do, so their people's culture would be safer were it in the UK, all of ity, rather than in Iraq, Syria or Afghanistan, and we now also have to control who is allowed to buy stuff as any number of artworks purchased privately not only disappear into bank vaults,

but can be bought by people who then destroy them as ideologically unacceptable.
I dare say that is already happening, so stop sales and guard our human heritage.

Hell, Britain can barely secure their borders let alone artworks. If ISIS came marching through the UK Cameron would be on the phone to Obama begging the USA for help as usual.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 28, 2015 at 06:37 UTC
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brumd: "On first use the filter needs about four hours of sunlight to create the hydrophilic characteristic"

What does that mean exactly? 4 hours of bright light on a sunny day? How long would it take on a cloudy day, for example in Iceland?
And how long does it take on second and third use?

The ones in the night clubs aren't UV lights. Those are called black lights. UV light is invisible They basically operate like a regular lightbulb without a UV filter. The UV light creates heat which reptiles need to regulate blood temperature a black light is just a dark purple light that makes things glow.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 28, 2015 at 06:34 UTC
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munro harrap: There is also another good reason for keeping all the art we have here here. Its called war. You can see online what IS and the Taliban do, so their people's culture would be safer were it in the UK, all of ity, rather than in Iraq, Syria or Afghanistan, and we now also have to control who is allowed to buy stuff as any number of artworks purchased privately not only disappear into bank vaults,

but can be bought by people who then destroy them as ideologically unacceptable.
I dare say that is already happening, so stop sales and guard our human heritage.

You sound like a Nazi. "We MUST control ALL art from the non-whites. They will destroy it!"

Direct link | Posted on Feb 28, 2015 at 02:12 UTC
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brumd: "On first use the filter needs about four hours of sunlight to create the hydrophilic characteristic"

What does that mean exactly? 4 hours of bright light on a sunny day? How long would it take on a cloudy day, for example in Iceland?
And how long does it take on second and third use?

You can get a UV lightbulb at any pet store that deals in reptiles.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 28, 2015 at 00:25 UTC
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coronawithlime: hydrophobic |ˌhīdrəˈfōbik| adjective
tending to repel or fail to mix with water. The opposite of hydrophilic.

hydrophilic |ˌhīdrəˈfilik| adjective
having a tendency to mix with, dissolve in, or be wetted by water. The opposite of hydrophobic.

Presumably, they're trying to use it in the sense of being wetted by water ?

I would say hydrophilic. I don't know if you ever developed film yourself, but during the final rinse some people added Photo-Flo which prevented the water from the rinse from beading up on the negative while it dried. For lack of a better term it made water "wetter" allowing it to flow instead of bead up like water tends to do with a repellant.

It sounds like this coating does the same thing.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 28, 2015 at 00:22 UTC
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Papi61: So, this is a British national pride issue. To hell with the FACT that the photographer was actually Swedish... Priceless.

But then again, these are the same people who used to claim that Egyptian obelisks and artifacts retrieved from archeological sites were rightfully theirs... (and even though they might have changed mind on that, I don't think they're going to return anything any soon...)

Just to be clear, I'm against all forms of stupid nationalism. Yeah, I'm perfectly aware that the latter is tautology... :)

Human art belongs to all humans, regardless of nationality.

@ Papi61: Of course the Nationalist Wye Photography doesn't advocate returning art to the rightful owner. Only the enlightened British white aristocracy knows what's good for the world's art!

Direct link | Posted on Feb 28, 2015 at 00:14 UTC
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Steve in GA: Goodness. I don't think I have seen this many anti-Brit comments since, oh, 1776 or so.

British is a "race" now?

Direct link | Posted on Feb 28, 2015 at 00:10 UTC
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bluevellet: Just don't send the album to Mosul Iraq

Seeing ISIS going through that museum smashing 3000 year old artifacts with sledgehammers... Just awful.

@Wye Photography And likely saving your pansy asses while we're at it. You'd be speaking German if that traitorous Churchill hadn't killed your own people to convince the USA to enter WWII.

And if I recall, Britain is also engaged in this "war on terror" over in the Middle East murdering women and babies too. So don't get too proud about your country. They're always the first in line behind the USA.

And for what it's worth judging the whole of a nation's citizens by the actions of their politicians is completely ignorant.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 28, 2015 at 00:08 UTC
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prossi: Is it cheating if all the pictures are on steroids? And what does it even mean?
Shouldn't HDR be considered as manipulation?

With all the white supremacist and ISIS terrorist talk over on the British photos article I think this thread is safe for now.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 27, 2015 at 23:59 UTC
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prossi: Is it cheating if all the pictures are on steroids? And what does it even mean?
Shouldn't HDR be considered as manipulation?

@prossi: Hey, you're the one who brought up beheading, not me...

Direct link | Posted on Feb 27, 2015 at 21:53 UTC
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prossi: Is it cheating if all the pictures are on steroids? And what does it even mean?
Shouldn't HDR be considered as manipulation?

Well considering I'm not planning on gouging out Ansel Adams eyes, and I only said that HDR makes me WANT to gouge my eyes out not actually do it, I'm on a photography website, AND I'm NOT a terrorist, I'm not especially worried about the NSA kicking in my door.

Anyway, HDR is what I consider to be a form a photographic terrorism. Maybe ISIS could take out Stuck In Customs dot com?

Did I hit all the tick marks yet?

Direct link | Posted on Feb 27, 2015 at 20:43 UTC
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