MichaelSpotts

MichaelSpotts

Lives in United States Oceanside, United States
Works as a Photographer / Writer
Joined on Jul 23, 2011
About me:

I've been on DPReview since 2002, but scrapped my old alias (theopenlife) for my real name. Since the beginning I've sought to be an encouragement to others learning the art of photography. My sites and posts include tutorials and helpful info. Happy to grow with all of you.

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On Create your own articles - public beta launched today article (144 comments in total)

Excellent idea. This is the future.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 28, 2011 at 21:14 UTC as 68th comment

Some of them look great, such as the first wine glass! Others reveal the weakness of the sensor to resolve all that the lens is capable of. The splotchiness of the second rider's jersey comes to mind.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 16, 2011 at 09:16 UTC as 56th comment | 8 replies
On Toshiba announces its first "Flash Air' WiFi SDHC card article (40 comments in total)

For street shooting, I like the idea of transmitting to my iPad or iPhone, culling and editing on the fly, and posting online. There are some decent apps for processing black and white images.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 2, 2011 at 19:25 UTC as 26th comment | 1 reply
On Sony NEX-7 high-end APS-C mirrorless camera first look article (355 comments in total)
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iae aa eia: What's for to have a very compact body but big lenses? Olympus has got the right balance until now.

For my uses, I think the form factor is great. I plan to put legacy lenses on it, like the diminutive Voigtlander 28 Skopar f/2, or Canon FD 50mm 1.4, which fit the camera nicely.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 26, 2011 at 03:30 UTC
On Sony NEX-7 high-end APS-C mirrorless camera first look article (355 comments in total)
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klopus: No dedicated AE/AF lock??? If so it's non starter.

Always manual exposure, but focus is automatic.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 26, 2011 at 02:40 UTC
On Sony NEX-7 high-end APS-C mirrorless camera first look article (355 comments in total)
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klopus: No dedicated AE/AF lock??? If so it's non starter.

Oddly enough, after almost a decade of full-time work as a destination wedding/commercial photographer, I've never used AE/AF lock. Not even once. To each his own, but Sony can start with me. ;)

Direct link | Posted on Aug 26, 2011 at 00:33 UTC
On Sony NEX-7 high-end APS-C mirrorless camera first look article (355 comments in total)
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klopus: No dedicated AE/AF lock??? If so it's non starter.

Oddly enough, after almost a decade of full-time work as a destination wedding/commercial photographer, I've never used AE/AF lock. Not even once. To each his own, but Sony can start with me. ;)

Direct link | Posted on Aug 26, 2011 at 00:33 UTC
On Sony NEX-7 high-end APS-C mirrorless camera first look article (355 comments in total)

I have to admit that when I heard the 10fps, I almost drooled. Video at Engadget,bottom of the page:

http://www.engadget.com/2011/08/24/sony-unveils-nex-7-24-3-mp-sensor-oled-viewfinder-1199-price/

I'm thinking this would be great for street shooting and EDC.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 24, 2011 at 17:45 UTC as 79th comment | 4 replies
On Sony NEX-7 high-end APS-C mirrorless camera first look article (355 comments in total)

Looks very appealing, the direct dials seem like a pleasure to use. I wonder how it would look with a Pentax K 35mm 1.8 on it?

Direct link | Posted on Aug 24, 2011 at 17:34 UTC as 80th comment
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