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loftus

Member Since 16 Nov 2005
Offline Last Active Mar 25 2014 11:42 AM
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In Topic: Gratuity charges, optional or mandatory in the US

24 March 2014 - 03:48 PM

kun; unless it's clearly stipulated as part of the fee, in other words stated as gratuity added, you don't have to tip if you don't want to. But it would be nice for the crew.

Even in Europe, restaurants frequently add a gratuity that's not optional.

In this situation it is optional so be glad for that. So just do whatever you want. Nobody needs to justify things either way, it's neither right nor wrong, it's just the way it's done here.


In Topic: Nikon 1 V3

18 March 2014 - 09:48 PM

I agree this camera is expensive; but it will be interesting to see how the IQ compares to m4/3 and even Nikons own DX line like the 7100. With the lens convertor which I have there is a wide range of Nikon lenses that may make this a pretty impressive action camera.  I have to wonder if anyone has tried the nikon 10.5 or even the Tokina 10-17 on this camera. How do the Nikon macro lenses perform on this camera? For me it's attractive to keep one camera system and have this camera simply add into my kit for use for travel diving. A lot will depend on the housing design as well. Allowing use of the convertor and standard Nikon lenses will help. I know this camera does not make sense for those already vested in m4/3, but it may make a lot of sense for those with existing Nikon kit.


In Topic: Epic Dragon DXO score

13 March 2014 - 04:32 PM

 

Holy smoke The Epic Dragon just scored DXOmark test score of 101. Higher than nikon d800E. That means for the first time a digital cinema camera is as good as one for digital stills. Sorry Adam I know how much you like your D800. LOL. :)

 

http://www.dxomark.c...r-score-barrier

 

Here is a link for those who are nerdy like me.

 

 

excerp: " The highly configurable RED Epic Dragon is the latest version of the firm’s original Epic-M Digital Still and Motion Camera (DSMC). Although we are more used to analyzing still cameras at DxOMark, we’ve had a unique opportunity to assess RAW output from a prototype using all of our usual industry standard tests. As the results were extraordinary, we thought we would share the findings. Read on to find out how this high-performance sensor performs.

 

Overall score: Epic Dragon takes first place (101 points)

 

Dynamic range and color depth: First place in both categories (14.8Ev, 26.5 Bits)

 

Low Light ISO: 10th place (ISO 2745)

 

Nikon D800 vs Red Epic Dragon

 

Specification"

 

 

 

In Depth Analysis

 

Conclusion

 

Impressive yes; one little drawback though - almost 20 x the price of a D800 for a functional system.


In Topic: Nude model and sunball

27 February 2014 - 03:34 AM

Hey Cal,

Thanks for dedicating that first image to me! :dancing: Very nice. But yes, I am definitely not checking forums on WP as much. Just seems like one is so distracted with all the different forums, blogs, FB etc. Ironically it is Eric Cheng's fault as well for getting me into playing with quadcopter's. Sadly, I have not done much UW photography this last year except for drowning quadcopters. Let's see some more of the series.


In Topic: Goliath grouper under fire again!

10 January 2014 - 04:39 AM

Thanks; great article!