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Michel
Brooklyn, NY
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curious to know why you are interested in the Pany 42.5 over the Oly 45? You don't strike me as a macro enthusiast. [I owned the Oly 45 for a while and sold it on. It didn't grab me for some reason. Nothing against the lens, though, it's Ctein's favorite and I know lots of people who adore it. --Mike]
I love that there is a "regular" lens that retails for $8,000. Please note that B&H is offering $30 off Lightroom if you purchase it with the lens. I don't know how anyone can pass that up.
It looks really lovely. I hope someone in my area will order one and invite me to see it. I promise to bring the wine and canapés so it feels like a proper gallery experience. I'm in Rhode Island if someone wants to take me up in the offer. Good luck with the sale.
I think Sarge is really Nate Silver.
Toggle Commented Jun 5, 2014 on Our Favorite Cameras at The Online Photographer
The hiring company name is Steria. Perhaps this photo is a nod to their dropped prefix - HY.
Toggle Commented Apr 28, 2014 on Priceless at The Online Photographer
Mike, if you like knobs and dials you might want to include this in your home office upgrade. http://www.wimp.com/buildsdesk/
For Ansel Adams I think the more salient question is what vehicle would he mount his tripod on?
had to check the date when I saw this. Is it April 1st in Japan?
the original Canon dRebel. Brought me back to photography.
I used to work at the World Financial Center in New York. The Winter Garden is a large atrium linking two of the towers that make up the complex (featured in the fun documentary Mad Hot Ballroom). Every fall it is the stage for its own auto show, but it only features luxury cars (nothing cheaper than a Caddy and they look like Ladas compared to the rest of the field). The whole thing is put on by the local luxury car dealers for the benefit of the area bankers and traders. In 2008 the show was the week after the collapse of Lehmann Brothers. They might as well have been showcasing coffins. No one was looking at the cars and you could see in the faces of there salespeople that they thought they might never sell another car.
it's a little known fact that figure skating judges are also in charge of determining medal standings.
Toggle Commented Feb 21, 2014 on Kim Yu-na Wins Gold (OT) at The Online Photographer
Leica M for me please - should I send you my address via email or do you already have it? I picked the Leica in part because I already have an M2 and I pine for the digital model so I can use my Zeiss 35 f/2, and also because I would like to have more opportunity to shoot with a 50mm lens. For some reason it's a struggle for me and I am afraid the 55 would be even tougher. Back to your question, the tree is small so it's fine to leave the package next to it if it won't fit under.
Toggle Commented Dec 18, 2013 on Christmas Present for You at The Online Photographer
I would say Elliott Erwitt for his humour.
I am really sorry for your troubles Mike. I hope they are resolved soon. This is completely unrelated but I was hoping it would provide you some comic relief - http://youtu.be/lRY4-feFZZY This guy nearly lost his Nikon D800 to a pride of curious lions.
Toggle Commented Nov 25, 2013 on Volusion Nightmare at The Online Photographer
It seems that your list of problem areas is missing: - can't feel fingers anymore - eyelid(s) frozen shut Have a good trip.
Toggle Commented Nov 6, 2013 on Baby, It's Cold Outside at The Online Photographer
Mike, I feel for you. This thumb on the pulse thing is genetic. Back in the '70s my dad proclaimed McDonald's would never survived because they didn't serve hot-dogs and generally didn't know what relish was. In the late '80s I proclaimed that we would soon have colour fax machines and would use them to exchange pictures with friends and family.
It has arrived! Here Far Away that is. Well worth the wait. Got my copy from the Book Depository. I am not canceling my Amazon order as I am hoping to get a second copy. Thank you Mike for highlighting this book and helping many of us acquire it.
Toggle Commented Oct 3, 2013 on Followups at The Online Photographer
Mike, It would be wonderful if TOP could interview him. Maybe one of your contributors could set you up.
Toggle Commented Sep 22, 2013 on A Thought About Salgado at The Online Photographer
Mike, I see a Kickstarter in your future! TOP vertical integration: print sales, book publishing, camera design. I like it.
Toggle Commented Sep 17, 2013 on Update: The Simple Camera at The Online Photographer
I really, Really, REALLY appreciate that comments are moderated. For me it makes it so this website is interesting for the articles it publishes and the subsequent comments.
There are two I really like from this set. The funeral parking lot because it made me smile, the way Elliott Erwitt pictures often do. It has three simple elements that by themselves are unremarkable but together make the image. The sign, the two guys and the negative space around the first two elements. The second image i really like is the shot of the hairdresser. I feel this is an example where colour definitely adds to the image. I just wish the door in the foreground was also in focus.
Back up! Mike, it might make an interesting article to cover backup strategies for hobby photographers. Just a thought.
That last one should be Victorinox, not Victorianox unless you are suggesting using a shopping bag from that lingerie store. That would be the most conspicuous way of being inconspicuous. [Thanks. My bad. --Mike]
This seems to be a case of lack of creativity. Ether by the photographer or imposed on him/her by the school or the photo outfit. You could have placed the wheelchair in front of the risers, get the first row to sit on the floor in front of the wheelchair, get the second row to stand on either side of the kid in the chair and finally have the third row now stand on the first row of risers. You also have had the kids "left-align" (from the point of view of the viewer) so that the first and second row reached closest to the wheelchair and have the teache stand behind or on the far side of the chair.
Toggle Commented Jun 18, 2013 on Class Picture SNAFU at The Online Photographer
Does anybody know where I can get the Lensbaby in Leica S mount? [It works better if you just hold it in front of the opening. --Mike]
Toggle Commented May 10, 2013 on The Leica S System at The Online Photographer