Author Archives: Oleg Volk

Bio-political musings

Much of the political process can be likened to auto-immune disorders: segments of the body politic hijacking the defensive organs of the society, such as police, to attack other elements of the body. In that way, a small and relatively … Continue reading

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Differences of detail level

I just tried comparing a full-frame 43MP Sony A7R3 and 135/1.8 Sigma lens bought for $1200 to a 16MP micro 4/3 Panasonic GM5 with an adapted FED 50/2.8 lens (E26m) obtained at a used book store for $4. Sony wins … Continue reading

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More SHOT Show finds

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The reader

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The problem with socialism

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Catching up on SHOT Show news

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Firebird Targets Deliver Flash and Thunder: new on AllOutdoor

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Two new Keltec guns: new on Alloutdoor

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“Long guns in the mighty .45ACP”

Dillon Blue Press, page 79.

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Test photos of a new model.

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Catching up on movie reviews

Der Hauptmann (The Captain) is a recent German movie about the real-life deserter who impersonated an officer and ended up building a team of psychopathic underlings for murdering (mostly) prisoners. Excellent acting, good visuals, poor special effects. The Homesman is … Continue reading

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Vintage visions.

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“Now is the winter of our well-wishing…”

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New textures added to the image library for designers.

Click for 1600px wide versions. As usual, higher resolution images are available on request.

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Portraits new and old.

2014 photos, just edited. This week’s portraits.

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Cardboard targets and modular stands: new on AllOutdoor

Cardboard targets from the steel specialists.

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Winning attitude

Ten minutes after the three-day World Rimfire Challenge marksmanship event wrapped up, the skies opened up. Rain fell hard and fast, causing some flash flooding. As the event organizers were dismantling the camp, I noticed these two girls and a … Continue reading

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Vintage portrait

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Vintage fashion

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Vicious enforcement of arbitrary laws.

The utterly illogical and pointless nature of the US gun laws can be illustrated with this simple example. Let’s take a gun owner who has an AR15 rifle. Since barrels are available in different lengths, the owner pays a $200 … Continue reading

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