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JMichaelsPhoto

JMichaelsPhoto

Lives in United States Atlanta, GA, United States
Works as a Electronics
Joined on May 5, 2010
About me:

Someday, I plan to be a professional portrait and event photographer. For now, I just like to take pictures of my friends and family.

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On Fujifilm X100T successor rumored to feature new lens article (283 comments in total)
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scott_mcleod: In-lens IS or IBIS. Either way. Maybe a bit better in the corners but 35mm EFOV is just right for this type of camera IMO, and stabilization would extend the available-light shooting ability tremendously. 28 is too wide, especially when you only have 16MP for cropping (if you need less wide, that is).

If they could make a less expensive Bayer version that'd be sweet (not holding my breath for that one!). Otherwise, don't mess with the formula, please!

Yeah, I think IBIS would be a nice addition too.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 25, 2015 at 22:52 UTC
On Fujifilm X100T successor rumored to feature new lens article (283 comments in total)
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cdembrey: Not interested in a camera with a hokey-hybrid viewfinder, no matter the lens.

Doesn't matter what you own, we're not talking about Leica here are we? We're talking about whether or not you've ever used a Fuji X100T, and what qualifies you to say it's "hokey". Because if you've never used it, how do you know what it's like? That's what I'm curious about. I think Leicas are overpriced crap no better at rendering an image than my Nexus 6. It's cool though, because this ain't an article about what it's like to own a Leica. Just saying...

Direct link | Posted on Aug 25, 2015 at 22:49 UTC
On Fujifilm X100T successor rumored to feature new lens article (283 comments in total)

I would love to see a full-frame sensor, personally. If Fuji, and others, don't want to invest in full-frame sensor technology because of the cost of also developing an entire line of full-frame lenses, as Sony did, it makes the most sense to develop a fixed-lens full-frame compact, as Sony did with the RX1r, from a competitive standpoint. That's just my opinion. I'm okay with the 35mm equivalent f/2 lens, but a camera designed around a 35mm f/2 full-frame lens that says Fujinon on it would be pretty sweet. I'm just saying...

Direct link | Posted on Aug 25, 2015 at 22:42 UTC as 104th comment | 6 replies
On Fujifilm X100T successor rumored to feature new lens article (283 comments in total)
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cdembrey: Not interested in a camera with a hokey-hybrid viewfinder, no matter the lens.

Have you ever used an X100T? Saying the hybrid viewfinder is "hokey" without the context of having used it is pretty ignorant brother. It's clear you don't know what you're talking about. It's pretty trick, if you ask me.

(yes, I own an X100T)

Direct link | Posted on Aug 25, 2015 at 22:33 UTC

I'm American, and I love my Fuji X100T. I use it more than my Nikon DSLR. Just sayin...

Direct link | Posted on Feb 24, 2015 at 20:19 UTC as 9th comment
On Fujifilm X100T Overview preview (650 comments in total)

I would have liked a dedicated ISO dial instead of ex. comp. I don't know why this bothers me about this camera. It's awesome in every other way, but if retro styling is part of the design, I don't know why there isn't one. But I suppose if I've put up with a lack of any such dials on my Nikon DSLRs, I can live without it on this camera. But why? It's retro. I guess I just don't see how an ex. comp. dial is more useful than an ISO dial on a digital camera. That's my only real complaint.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 24, 2014 at 16:32 UTC as 36th comment | 9 replies
On Nikon D750 First-impressions review preview (1418 comments in total)
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astigmate: As a D700 owner, I feel...hum kinda betrayed by Nikon. So, this entry level, crippled camera is supposed to be the D700 successor ?! feel like an FF D5300 !! I'm tired of waiting for them. I'll keep my D700 until it dies and will look into fuji or sony stuff now on.

Oh, btw, the Sony Full-Frame A7 (24mpx also) cost HALF the price asked for the D750 and it has 1/8000s shutter, focus peaking, nice EVF etc

I don't understand what you mean by "crippled". If what you're looking for is a D700 successor, your gripe is best aimed at the D810 in terms of form and function because we've already seen Nikon's departure from the numbering system since the D7000. The D750 is meant to be positioned between the 610 and 810. The reasonable assumption is that it's intended to fix the 610, and not to be the successor to the D700. I can tell you as a 610 owner that it is definitely not a crippled camera from where I sit. And since where you sit isn't any better, I ask again...what do you mean by "crippled", if we're talking about a camera positioned between the 610 and 810? That's not what I see. I shouldn't bother even asking if you think it's a FF D5300, it shows you've never even held a 610 in your life.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 12, 2014 at 17:41 UTC
On Sigma announces two 150-600mm F/5-6.3 DG OS HSM zooms article (138 comments in total)

Lets hope they anticipate demand better than Tamron did with theirs so people can actually buy one when it goes on sale.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 12, 2014 at 15:00 UTC as 13th comment | 2 replies
On Nikon D750 First-impressions review preview (1418 comments in total)

This camera is what the D600/610 should have been to begin with.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 12, 2014 at 14:48 UTC as 274th comment
On A look at the Lomography Petzval 85mm F2.2 lens article (171 comments in total)

I'm sorry, but if you're a nikon person, buying a [comparatively] slow lens with rack and pinion focusing that uses drop-in aperture disks for $699 (the cost of the black petzval) because it's lent from an older and optically inferior design all for the purpose of doofy bokeh, when a used Nikkor 85 1.4D can be found in good condition for about the same price that is superior in almost every aspect, is effing ridiculous. Again, I'm sorry. This is the stupidest thing I've ever seen. Especially considering, if doofy bokeh and a small area of center-sharpness is what you're into, the edge 80 optic with a lensbaby is available for $500. At least the edge 80 is sharp.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 5, 2014 at 00:00 UTC as 30th comment | 2 replies
On Nikon Df preview (2792 comments in total)
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HowaboutRAW: Calistoga_Guy:

Thank you for attempting to correct the notion that the D800 is better than the D700/D3 in lowlight. Though so many have the opposite assertion fixed in their minds that I think your post, if read, will not be apprehended.

How does one "apprehend" a post?

Direct link | Posted on Nov 9, 2013 at 14:27 UTC
On Nikon video hints at long-desired 'digital FM' article (552 comments in total)
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Higuel: $3,000 for body only for a camera that does less then the others?!? o_O

And I quote, "Nikon Rumors has been reporting possible specifications all week."

Yeah, you're pretty ignorant, a lemming, following the will of the mob without knowing what you're talking about. This may well be a $3K camera, but don't pretend you know more than anyone else, which is nothing.

This is a reblog, nothing more. Follow the actual source
http://nikonrumors.com/

Direct link | Posted on Oct 26, 2013 at 17:15 UTC
On Nikon video hints at long-desired 'digital FM' article (552 comments in total)
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Higuel: $3,000 for body only for a camera that does less then the others?!? o_O

There's no official announcement, no confirmed price. 3K is one of many unsubstantiated rumors. "Hipster bling"? Jesus you people are ignorant.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 26, 2013 at 17:00 UTC
On Nikon video hints at long-desired 'digital FM' article (552 comments in total)
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Higuel: $3,000 for body only for a camera that does less then the others?!? o_O

There's no reason to assume this new Nikon won't be at least as capable as the Alpha A7, and no more or less expensive.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 26, 2013 at 16:45 UTC
On Nikon video hints at long-desired 'digital FM' article (552 comments in total)

Personally, I'm hoping for an F3 form factor with modern guts and backward/forward compatibility with all of my lenses, AI-s to AFS. I see many comments from the peanut gallery about this being a Hipster's wet dream, they wish. Many of us started on cameras like the FE, FM, and F3 back in the 70's/80's, I've still got my FE2 and F3 and I loved both, to us this won't be some throw-back fad, it'll take us back to our roots. The possibilities are endless and whatever is revealed, I'll be ready and willing. This is the best news I've heard from Nikon in a while.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 26, 2013 at 16:38 UTC as 91st comment

Many of us photographers sure are an unimaginative bunch when it comes to change but personally, I like Flickr's new landing page and overall layout. As a former pro account holder, I was happy to see the implementation of a free account with 1 terabyte of storage included with full resolution sharing- which pretty much negates the need for the old "pro" account. After a while of being dormant, I didn't see the benefit of continuing to pay for a pro account and I see no reason to pay $50 now for an ad-free experience when ABP (Ad Block Plus firefox plugin) is free and blocks all the ads in the first place. I prefer the finished layout of the new flickr to smugmug's portfolio account, which I was considering, at $80 annually, and I still wouldn't own my domain, so this new flickr is a pleasant and welcome surprise.

Direct link | Posted on May 23, 2013 at 13:10 UTC as 43rd comment | 1 reply
On Olympus PEN E-P5 Preview preview (379 comments in total)

The reason I've only ever purchased one olympus and will never again was the fact that I paid so much money for the E-P1 when it first came out, like $900, and in 6 months the E-P2 was announced for $600. And again, a new PEN digital is now exorbitantly expensive as the first and there's absolutely no reason for most people, even those interested in mirrorless cameras, to buy one. It's not the prettiest, it's not even the most advanced. I honestly do not understand this company, or why they believe people will just run out and buy their cameras when there are much better options out there. You're either a m4/3 fanboy and will stand behind any piece of crap that olympus makes, or you're an enthusiast who already has a bunch of cameras and for me, I've got no incentive to buy this camera. I've got an E-P1 already and replacing it for $1300 isn't an option for me. I use my Nikon D7000 more anyway.

Direct link | Posted on May 12, 2013 at 15:05 UTC as 46th comment | 3 replies

Could achieve the same effect for a lot less money with a lensbaby.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 17, 2013 at 22:18 UTC as 27th comment | 2 replies
On Ethics of prize-winning photo debated article (151 comments in total)
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JMichaelsPhoto: This issue reflects a greater problem evident in mass media today, the fabrication of facts to suit the agenda of the reporter. And there isn't a single news source immune from it. Take a look at any news outlet on any issue, if you can honestly say that what you see is impartial, as it was observed, the facts and only the facts, you are as naive as you are incredibly stupid. For example, to this day, it is still being reported that Adam Lanza used an AR-15 to shoot those kids in New Town despite a coroner's report lacking any evidence of the sort, along with conflicting reports that the rifle was even present at the scene. It's all about the spin. If it can't be proven otherwise, the media is content to draw whatever conclusion that supports their agenda. This guy [Pellegrin] knew exactly what he was doing. He was making a statement. Which is fine. It is editorial at best, nothing more. So don't call it journalism.

I don't really care what you think is appropriate, Vic. I made my statement irregardless of your opinion of it. If you're too lazy to research current events in your own state, that's your fault not mine. The facts are there to whomever chooses to find them. And lets be honest, Vic....it wouldn't be the first time a state police agency was mistaken about its own investigations or what it chooses to make public knowledge. Fortunately for us, the freedom of information act means we don't need the statement of the Conneticut state police chief. Draw whatever conclusion you want, but don't lecture me about what is or is not appropriate in an internet forum because I could give a sh!t.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 27, 2013 at 20:46 UTC
On Nikon D7100 Hands-on Preview preview (492 comments in total)

This Nikon is pretty slick....and this is coming from a canon guy, pretty slick indeed. I like it. It has everything a $1200 DSLR should have, great resolution, speed, ISO performance, *don't care about video*, classic Nikon slick-handling (I shot both a D80 and D90), a great AF system....it is honestly, quite taxing to read all of the Nikon guys complaining about this camera! And where did dpr find these writers? You guys are almost as bad as those dudes at engaget. You'd have to be blind not to spot the differences between the D7000 and D7100....um, 16mp vs 24? It used to be that resolution was the ONLY advance we saw in a camera, especially at this level. You dudes should be lucky Nikon is building this camera for you....maybe me too if canon doesn't figure something out at this price point. I'll wait to see what they do with the 70D and it'll be on! Good show, nikon.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 27, 2013 at 00:31 UTC as 108th comment
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