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Comment Re:Obligatory Pentax Fanboy Comment (Score 1) 158

and the majority of the time, the best answer is just off-camera flash, or bounce flash if the situation is right.

I find that kills the natural lighting of the place, and makes everywhere look "samey" not to mention drawing attention to yourself and distracting the people from what they're engaged in. Flash is an enemy of candid natural photography imho. Most people can't pose well, so I try to blend in and just always be around with my camera doing things. Making bright flashes every now and then can be kind of distracting and not appreciated in a lot of places.

Everybody has their own style, but for myself I find that all my favorite dark reception hall shots are made with a setup along those lines - and honestly, the wide aperture is more of a hazard than a benefit so I find myself at 4.0 as often as not, because things are moving so fast that getting a razor-thin DOF dialed in exactly where you want it is next to impossible. The off-camera lighting provides the drama and subject isolation that you usually rely on bokeh for.

Before I was using the 85mm f/1.4 I was using an 85mm f/1.2 canon. Why did I switch? focus speed. Manual focus on the 1.2 was slow as molasses because it still used the autofocus motor to do it which is notoriously slow. Whereas the 1.4 has real manual focus and a great deal faster autofocus.

That being said, even with super slow focusing f/1.2 with extremely fast moving targets a solid focus is achievable. Prefocusing to a specific plane and waiting for the subjects to come in line with that plane while being in an interesting position.

A tad difficult, but I find almost all of the worthwhile shots are, otherwise they'd be common as mud.

Comment Re:Obligatory Pentax Fanboy Comment (Score 1) 158

A reasonably dark church that has been set up for swing dancing is a prime example.

There is a night and day ;) difference between trying to shoot static things in the dark vs things that still have significant motion blur on a tripod at 1/100

My camera is capable of over iso 100,000, but I would never use above 6400 generally and 3200 in situations where I want to underexpose a little. If I were going for a little overexposure I'd go 12,800 perhaps because the amount of light collected would still be half reasonable. High ISO with low EV's looks horrible.

I can still see just fine.

Comment Re:Obligatory Pentax Fanboy Comment (Score 1) 158

Occasional second shooter here

They seem to pretty much all use 24-70 f/2.8 95% of the time with an 85 f/1.2 for soft portrait shots.

Even with the high iso capabilities of modern dslr's, I've still found situations (not at weddings) where the f/1.4 on my 50mm and 85mm lenses hasn't quite done the job to my liking.

Comment Re:Kek (Score 1) 303

You do realize, that a considerable chunk of those women know that definition of feminism, but reject it.

They'll often believe in egalitarianism, but feminism has too much focus on females in the word it to actually be considered what that dictionary definition has down.

To purposefully associate "feminine" with "fair" I think is pretty ironically sexist.

As part of believing in equality, shouldn't gender neutral terms to describe gender neutral things be a part of their goals?

And so to be for equality, you'd actually be against the use of the term feminism as it is sexist.

Comment Re:Huge flaws in their analysis (Score 1) 303

Peoples lack of attention to details like you've described seem to be a considerable problem.

I find commonly the responses from going into detail into the problems with articles like this are "YOU HATE WOMEN" and other things along those lines.

I've yet to find a way to get people actually interested in the details, rather than spewing forth knee-jerk hatred.

Comment Re:DirectX (Score 1) 281

actually native directx on linux is quite feasible, especially with the way the graphics stack has been going in linux

All you need is the proper state tracker in gallium. Which has been around for a while, granted it's likely nowhere near bug free. But it is certainly native directx to the hardware rather than translation layers to a different api like wine is.

Comment Re: the Qt is vastly superior to .net (Score 2) 223

As you point out, Qt 4 broke source compatibility in a major way -- so obviously it is not the kind of showstopper you suggest it should be.

The transitional period was quite painful for a great number of projects. It was only done because it was a necessary evil at the time.

Compatibility is not something people should jump at the chance to break if it can be avoided unless there is sufficient benefit. It has been judged that there is insufficient benefit to doing so currently.

Comment Re:Full benefits & Full responsibility (Score 1) 227> Anything that is radioactive enough to be of a concern can be re-used as fuel.

This whole "but the nuclear waste!" propaganda is nothing but a farce. Let us reprocess the fuel, and we will get every joule of energy out of it we can, and the "waste" becomes rare and expensive elements we current dig up whole swathes of country to find.

Comment Re:Nothing important. (Score 1) 203

as well as being more motivated to do more with her life then being a housewife.

Education without allowing people to question things is otherwise known as indoctrination. If a woman highly values being a housewife, I see no reason to not let her do so.

A lot of people seem to have this mentality of "if they knew what I did/ if they were more enlightened they would make the same choices as me" people are allowed to make different choices in life. There are trade-offs to every decision. What people truly value can be arbitrary.

Comment Re:Time for men's liberation (Score 1) 369

That means we are more likely to be expected to make career and life sacrifices in order to have a family.

Career sacrifices fair enough, but life sacrifices? To many people being a wage slave is not necessarily a good life, and it has been shown repeatedly that a lot of women prefer having a healthier work-life balance than men do.

Managers will expect women with children to take off more time for things like doctor's appointments and will (perhaps unwittingly) take that into consideration when doling out promotions etc.

A majority of women tend to put their children as a higher priority than work (there is more to life than work). If managers notice this tendency in an employee, how is it a problem putting the person more dedicated towards work first?

Raising kids is hard work, sacrifice, expensive and life-long. If you can't even hack the process of finding the person who wants to try to do it with you, what does that say?

A lot of guys are willing to take the time and effort. But the risks and lop-sidedness if the woman decides to leave at a whim can be too high. A growing number of men are becoming aware of the increasing risks involved in partnering with a woman, and after a certain point the risks are not worth the reward.

Quite a few men are willing to try regardless of the risks of course, but in the cases where it doesn't pan out they are often left destitute to the point of suicide. To some people that risk is worth the reward, to others, it's not worth their life.

Comment Re:Pulseaudio misconceptions (Score 1) 755

and the default of 350hz timer, and pulse works just fine for that.

Funnily enough, jack works just fine too for consumer grade setups.. and you're willing to have 4milliseconds latency like most people use, no kernel recompilation is necessary, just permissions for realtime threads needs to be enabled.

Comment Re:Pulseaudio misconceptions (Score 2) 755

Jack existed prior to, and has superior functions for (except for one use-case, high latency low power) everything that pulseaudio does.

When pulseaudio was in development I observed some conversation between poettering and a lead jack developer. It became quite clear that poetterring had little to no idea why some of the design decisions being made at the time were quite crazy. Admittedly some aspects were fixed over the years since pulseaudios adoption, but the immense pain they created from the beginning was unnecessary.

It really did come down to a combination of "not invented here" and "tablets are the future! fuck desktops" when pulseaudio was being made.

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