jrtrent

jrtrent

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  • I'm not aware of a rule that states this, but it does seem almost a given that voters should not know who the photographers are. A quick web search of photo competitions indicated to me that it is ...
  • I love the Foveon sensors (even the older 4.6 mp, 1.7X crop factor size was great) and the idea of a compact body and fixed, prime lens, but I hope for a 50mm equivalent (or 55mm or 58mm, but not ...
  • Your comment about workshops reminds me of the mix of SLR's my friends and I had. I remember kids with Exakta, Yashica, Miranda, Topcon, Praktica, and Minolta models, while I had a thread-mount ...
  • I still don't think I understand what point you're making. Your question was, "Should a beginner get a DSLR or Mirrorless?" and your answer appeared to be "No," they shouldn't get a DSLR or ...
  • Why not? SLR's and DSLR's have been the most recommended camera type for high school and college photography courses for several decades. A quick web search shows that some schools still require ...
  • Replied in what?
    Just curious--in what way was nick101's response an example of a dinosaur mentality?
  • Replied in A tripod......
    Even for night shots and landscape photography there are some who don't believe a tripod is essential. Someone referenced a Ken Rockwell article last year in which he made good points about image ...
  • I don't know that the X100 is a great choice as I have an aversion to wide angle lenses, but I've been to a few weddings where the only camera used was a Rolleiflex with its fixed 80mm lens, and ...
  • I'm not saying that DSLR's are the only option, but they're certainly a good choice if a beginner's goal is to learn something about photography. Whether film or digital, four basic controls that ...
  • Replied in 35 mm?
    From another thread, it seems you already have a Sigma 17-70 for your 700D. I would just use that. Since you want deep depth of field, you'll need to stop the lens down quite a bit anyway, so the ...
  • Some lenses are more prone to flare than others. One way around this is to shoot with the sun behind you rather than in front, but this limits the shots you can take. One article gives some advice ...
  • Your reference to the civil rights movement is apt because it was that movement that redefined how we think of rights. Formerly, rights were seen as something held by individuals against ...
  • Replied in just move along
    Samuel Grierson had some good advice for those taking pictures in public places, "Besides the laws of the books it is well for the outdoor photographer to remember the unwritten laws governing the ...
  • My old Samsung DSLR is still fun to shoot with so I really don't need a new camera, but I find the EF 35mm f/2 IS USM an exciting enough option that I could be looking at Canon rather than Pentax ...
  • Replied in a sad attitude
    After reading comments similar to yours these past few years, I've gotten to the point where, as much as I've enjoyed the hobby, I begin to wish that photography didn't even exist.
  • I find DSLR's and mirrorless cameras to be equally capable but to give vastly different shooting experiences. If you're fortunate to have a good local shop, where they'll let you take different ...
  • As mentioned by others, one reason to take JPEG's is to have a nice looking picture that is available for immediate use. This presupposes that you will make exposure decisions that result in ...
  • Replied in k50 kit
    I would recommend the K50 two-lens kit you had mentioned.  Body and both lenses are weather resistant, the viewfinder is a pentaprism design with 100% coverage (and even has interchangeable ...
  • As I stated in my first post in this thread, I agree with the OP that the FZ1000 might be a reasonable alternative to the cheaper DSLR two-lens kit but that I would find a fixed lens camera more ...
  • A couple of things I don't like on a camera are having the shutter button do anything other than release the shutter and having to press and hold one button while simultaneously doing something ...
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