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    darrellcraig reacted to fuzzynormal in COVID19 Kibosh   
    No. Didn't say that nor hope for any of that.  Qualified my definition of what I meant by "Failure".  Do you really think I'm some sort of cartoon over here?  
    C'mon now.  I don't have a wax mustache and I'm not twirling it with a damsel tied to the railroad tracks. 
    Okay. Okay.  Maybe you got me.
    It's not really a damsel on the railroad tracks, it's an unborn fetus under the heel of my Birkenstock sandals.  I am twirling my mustache, but only because I'm proud of it and my new arm pit hair.  I was born a woman and have recently transitioned to my true orientation.  The hormones are awesome and I can afford them because even though I'm of sound mind and body I'm on unemployment, disability, and food stamps.  I threw away my bootstraps while on an Antifa march in Portland during Pride Week.  Took me a while to make the decision to accept my real identity, but after numerous trips to my school's gender neutral bathroom and meditating to the Flying Spaghetti Monster I've come to realize that with unprotected premarital sex and a vegan diet I'm ready to take away everyone's guns and jobs. 
    Oh, and then I'll do genocide because bad man in President chair makes me sad.  That too.
    Oh boy.  Too much?  Was that too much?  Curse you internet!  You did it to me again!!  Speaking of tracks, I've gone off the rails.  Sorry about that.  I better get outta here.  Love you all, seriously.
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    darrellcraig got a reaction from filmmakereu in Mad Mike case   
    Do not be misled! The Great Conspiracy of Cartographers will not prevail! Despite their efforts to sabotage the search for TRUTH with this “accident”, the TRUTH will be revealed!!! Martyr Mike’s body may now be led to rest under the flat earth, but the TRUTH will rise and take it’s ascendancy over the promulgations of the false spherical earth theorists!!!!!
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    darrellcraig got a reaction from IronFilm in Mad Mike case   
    Do not be misled! The Great Conspiracy of Cartographers will not prevail! Despite their efforts to sabotage the search for TRUTH with this “accident”, the TRUTH will be revealed!!! Martyr Mike’s body may now be led to rest under the flat earth, but the TRUTH will rise and take it’s ascendancy over the promulgations of the false spherical earth theorists!!!!!
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    darrellcraig got a reaction from Emanuel in Mad Mike case   
    Do not be misled! The Great Conspiracy of Cartographers will not prevail! Despite their efforts to sabotage the search for TRUTH with this “accident”, the TRUTH will be revealed!!! Martyr Mike’s body may now be led to rest under the flat earth, but the TRUTH will rise and take it’s ascendancy over the promulgations of the false spherical earth theorists!!!!!
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    darrellcraig reacted to kye in What cameras are you currently shooting with?   
    That's how I shoot all the time, grabbing a quick shot then running to catch up.  Or getting shots of the family while they're doing their thing.  For me the strengths of the GH5 really help with that.  IBIS for walking while shooting (trying to simultaneously do the ninja walk and also not walk into a pole or anything) or for standing and grabbing a faux tripod shot.  The 10-bit for being able to significantly push the image due to no control of lighting and little to no time to work the scene.  Etc...    My other approach is just to get volume, as not only does it mean you get lucky more often, but the practice increases your hit rate too.
    Here's some random GH5 shots from filming at the speed of life...







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    darrellcraig reacted to quivering_member in Introducing the EOSHD Tim Apple LUT for that washed out nationalist propaganda look   
    Obviously this is a shit show, but thanks for pointing it out Andrew and not just shaking your head and keeping quiet.
    Almost as bad as the people who view democracy as a game of sports and want their team to win at all costs, are the "enlightened centrists" who think not participating in politics or taking a neutral stance somehow makes them better. 
    Politics affects basically every aspect of your life, by choosing not to participate you're letting yourself be taken advantage of. And democracy shouldn't be about which party wins or loses, ideally society in general should be winning. In the case of Trump, if you divorce his words and actions from his brand (Republican) they're still at best unintelligent and contradictory and at worse dishonest and actively harmful. This would be true even if they were coming from a Democrat.
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    darrellcraig reacted to Chrad in Introducing the EOSHD Tim Apple LUT for that washed out nationalist propaganda look   
    This is bullshit. The left hates Trump for what he says. For his race baiting, for his sexism, for his climate change denial, etc. If he believed and acted in accordance with their beliefs, they'd speak well of him. It would require a drastic turn around to reverse the negative perceptions of him, but that's what your hypothetical is suggesting. It's a useless assertion anyway, since it's impossible to prove or even provide evidence for.
     
    As for your end justifies the means argument for Trump support, no matter how ignoble his conduct - have some goddamn integrity. It's true that many on tbe left mindlessly follow 'their guy', but there are also people out there with integrity, who are ready to criticise the deatructive policies of Obama or Hillary and the damage they've done to the world. 
    Suppoting Trump on the other hand is excusing a lot of shitty human behaviour for the sake of 'your guys' holding power. Be careful of what you're undermimining and what you're going to lose.
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    darrellcraig got a reaction from webrunner5 in Camera Manufacturer Dead Pool   
    Asking which of these companies will be in business in five years vs which of these companies will be in the camera business in five years are very different questions.  Nikon is primarily a camera company and will live or die based on performance of their camera business.  Fuji’s camera business is probably a tiny sliver of their overall business as it is for Panasonic.  The later two could probably cease camera operations tomorrow and their stock price might go up in response.  Nikon might go bankrupt in response.  
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    darrellcraig got a reaction from Geoff CB in Camera Manufacturer Dead Pool   
    Asking which of these companies will be in business in five years vs which of these companies will be in the camera business in five years are very different questions.  Nikon is primarily a camera company and will live or die based on performance of their camera business.  Fuji’s camera business is probably a tiny sliver of their overall business as it is for Panasonic.  The later two could probably cease camera operations tomorrow and their stock price might go up in response.  Nikon might go bankrupt in response.  
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    darrellcraig got a reaction from hansel in Making a "Hollywood" Music Video (THIS. IS. NOT. SATIRE.)   
    http://bullettmedia.com/article/pixelface-is-the-loudest-artist-on-the-internet/
     
    some backstory on the director.  Reading that, maybe the BTS video is the art... maybe there isn’t even a music video.
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    darrellcraig got a reaction from IronFilm in Making a "Hollywood" Music Video (THIS. IS. NOT. SATIRE.)   
    http://bullettmedia.com/article/pixelface-is-the-loudest-artist-on-the-internet/
     
    some backstory on the director.  Reading that, maybe the BTS video is the art... maybe there isn’t even a music video.
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    darrellcraig reacted to Andrew Reid in Gilles Deleuze   
    Posts like this are how I can tell Emmanuel is French
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    darrellcraig reacted to Video Hummus in Game of Thrones ... because why not   
    But she has done that in the past without burning entire cities and killing thousands of innocents in what was essential demolition porn with the C4 explosive buff Drogon suddenly received.
    My biggest gripe is how lazy and sloppy they have been with basic continuity, basic character arcs, and history EVEN INSIDE THEIR OWN SHOW. It’s almost like they forgot what they even wrote in Seasons 1-7.
    I have no problem with Dany slipping into madness and killing everyone. I do have problem with the utter lazy, sloppy, convenient writing they did to just get it done. This season was so in effective in getting me to actually care what happens to the characters (something they did so well in past seasons) that it just comes off as almost malicious ineptitude. Especially around the Night King, Jamie, Jon, Dany, the power of the Dragons, and Euron. Oh, Euron!
    Euron is perhaps the most weakly, misrepresented character to ever be created. He exists solely to save D&Ds lacks of skill in wiring something compelling, makes sense, and has emotional impact.
    ”Man, how do we write this to make sense and resonate with the audience.”
    ”I don’t know man”
    ”Lets just have Euron teleport in, go all OP, and then peace out cause it’s to hard for us to write something compelling”.
    ”Awesome Idea!”
    Hopefully their work becomes a lesson on NOT what to do in writing stories.
     
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    darrellcraig got a reaction from Kisaha in Game of Thrones ... because why not   
    Season 8 a huge disappointment here as well... i feel like I could skip the last episode and feel no loss. I'll probably watch it  just for the sake of completion - kind of like I did with the 3rd Matrix movie (wow that sucked) and with Walking Dead (I went a couple seasons too long just because and gave up completely a couple of years ago).
    I've moved on emotionally from GoT and don't really care about the series wrap. But I still feel the thrill of the first few seasons, wow they were great and the failure of the final season doesn't distract from it.
    Good news is that if the books are eventually written, it will create an opportunity to re-do the series or at least redo from where the divergence occurred. Maybe HBO has an option for that... I imagine the financial success of this round all but guarantees someone will put the new books to film.
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    darrellcraig reacted to Kisaha in Game of Thrones ... because why not   
    Haha! So true! The first seasons were a great mix of medieval history with a spice of fantasy but then the thing went downhill very fast.
    What happened to the Snakes? They created a whole chapter that didn't exist in the books for no reason at all. That went nowhere like so many sub stories, and suddenly, the few that have left are going to the North, to various castles and we are never going to see them again, while some crazy fools go down to King's Landing that something random will happen.
    It seems to me that Benioff and CO, are just lucky to have the parents (his father is Stephen F£€$ing Friedman, for - his - God's shake! ) they have, and that gives them ultimate success, just because..when they had to do their part, failed miserably (also check Weiss's early tries, most of them were cancelled projects!). Benioff took one of the most established and influential storys of all time - the Iliad - and turned it into a mindless thing called Troy. How can you mess that? It is been studied and told for thousands of years!
    Welcome to Hollywood..
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    darrellcraig reacted to Trek of Joy in Organic looking Panasonic S1 footage   
    This camera ticks almost every box for me, great ergos, IBIS, 4k60p, 10-bit, weather sealing, etc. except possibly the most crucial one - AF - but it does give me hope the a7s3 or the next Nikon will get it all right. While its a step up from the a73/a7r3 in some respects, its not enough to push me out of Sony-land. Nikon came close with the Zed 6/7, but that single card thing and its battery life are not something I'm going back to, plus the Zed's AF is still way behind Sony's. The a73/a7r3 has served me well since I shoot tons of stills for paid work and I've moved from a mostly handheld video shooter to an everyday gimbal user. I don't think I'll ever own a Panasonic until they admit DFD-defeat and add PDAF, its just so much more efficient for run-and-gun shooters. The next gen Sony sensors Andriodlad keep posting spec sheets show the new Sony sensors will leapfrog everything currently available in a big way, combine that with a new processor and an updated version of the a9/a6400 AF and you'll have the ultimate hybrid.
    But I'm happy to see this and the S1r - and the Nikons for that matter doing raw externally - this should push Sony to finally go 10-bit internal and up the bitrate. 
    Chris
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    darrellcraig got a reaction from kaylee in Where should I sell camera gear online?   
    Been buying & selling on FM since 2005... I pretty much only buy and sell there, there's just too much noise and too little signal on Craigslist and eBay. I ALWAYS regret it when I bother listing photo/video stuff on Craigslist or eBay.
    Stuff on FM moves quickly if you price it well... you just might get a bit more somewhere else, but in the long run it isn't worth it if you buy and sell much. I usually price about 10% below what the market value seems like because my time is worth more than a few bucks.
    I pretty much only trade with established members with impeccable ratings and as Trek of Joy says, as a seller show lots of pictures and be clear and honest about the state of equipment and you'll maintain a good reputation there and have smooth transactions.
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    darrellcraig got a reaction from kaylee in Where should I sell camera gear online?   
    I would add that photo stuff moves fast on FM, not a lot of video traffic there though. 
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    darrellcraig got a reaction from webrunner5 in Budget Video Camera for 13-year-old son (and wife's vacation)?   
    You probably won't have to convince her... don't be surprised if they come back with mostly S7 pics & vids regardless of what camera you send.
    Might consider spending the $ to upgrade the phone vs. getting a camera.
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    darrellcraig got a reaction from Kisaha in Budget Video Camera for 13-year-old son (and wife's vacation)?   
    You probably won't have to convince her... don't be surprised if they come back with mostly S7 pics & vids regardless of what camera you send.
    Might consider spending the $ to upgrade the phone vs. getting a camera.
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    darrellcraig reacted to newfoundmass in POLL - Had you ever heard of the show Empire before this month?   
    I'd heard that it exists but I've never watched it or heard what it's about. 
    The entire Jussie Smollet case is extremely frustrating. Hate crimes against African Americans and the LGBT communities are on the rise, and yet this greedy person tried to use that to get fame and a raise? All he did was hurt those communities, given people ammunition to pretend that hate crimes aren't happening, and distracted the media from more important stories, like the Coast Guard official arrested planning terrorist attacks and assassinations against liberal people and candidates. 
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    darrellcraig got a reaction from webrunner5 in Olympus EM1-X Rumor   
    EM1-X is 99% about appealing to sports and wildlife photographers. I don't think it has anything to do with video. I think they see an opportunity in high performance crop sensor cameras that Nikon kind of addressed with the D500 and Canon has abandoned since the mega selling 7D/7DII. Weather sealed, robust bodies, gripped to match big fast telephoto lenses, super high frame rates, etc. These photographers like crop cameras for increased reach and Canikon haven't really met their needs with their lame lineups of DX focused lenses. They are used to paying crazy amounts of money for glass (seen the price of a 400/2.8 or 600/4?) and so lots of money to chase there. Look at Panasonic 200/2.8, 100-400, the crazy expensive Fuji 200/2... all the crop manufacturers sense opportunity now that Sony/Canon/Nikon and maybe Panasonic are all focused on the FF battle.
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    darrellcraig reacted to DBounce in I WILL be getting a Fuji X-T3!   
    The thing I love about the X-T3 is it is also a great stills camera. 
     

     

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    darrellcraig got a reaction from Cinegain in Lenses - Sticky Topic   
    https://www.lensrentals.com/blog/2018/03/veydra-cine-mini-prime-mtf-optical-bench-tests/
    Lens Rentals is absolutely the best technical tester of lenses out there. Interesting article about why Roger decided to spend the time to test the Veydra cine primes despite him expecting poor performance and high variability like other low cost, off-brand photo or cine lenses, and what he discovered testing on an optical bench.
    Turns out they perform very well with little copy to copy variance. Worth a read if you're curious about these lenses.
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    darrellcraig reacted to Inazuma in I lost my GH5! - Please help answer this!   
    The Sony A7 has abysmal video quality. Worse than any Canon even. Stay away. 
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