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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The first thing I thought when I saw this lens is I have an old nikkor 55/1.2 that can do the same thing that I got from an estate sale for 50 bucks 10 years ago. It's soft wide open, tack sharp stopped down, is manual focus, and it looks cool. Saved myself 500 bucks.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 4, 2016 at 18:10 UTC as 2nd comment
On article Fujifilm X100T successor rumored to feature new lens (326 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 article Fujifilm X100T successor rumored to feature new lens (326 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 article Fujifilm X100T successor rumored to feature new lens (326 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 123rd comment | 6 replies
On article Fujifilm X100T successor rumored to feature new lens (326 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 12th comment
On article Sigma announces two 150-600mm F/5-6.3 DG OS HSM zooms (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 article A look at the Lomography Petzval 85mm F2.2 lens (174 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 32nd comment | 2 replies
On article Nikon video hints at long-desired 'digital FM' (551 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 article Nikon video hints at long-desired 'digital FM' (551 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 article Nikon video hints at long-desired 'digital FM' (551 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 article Nikon video hints at long-desired 'digital FM' (551 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
On Connect post There's no such thing as 'pro' photographers: More details (227 comments in total)

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

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 article Ethics of prize-winning photo debated (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 article Ethics of prize-winning photo debated (151 comments in total)

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.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 27, 2013 at 00:17 UTC as 45th comment | 2 replies
On article Olympus releases firmware v1.1 update for OM-D E-M5 (41 comments in total)

I'm itching to own this camera. But I'm going to wait until all the bugs get worked out before I do. Never buy the first of anything.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 21, 2012 at 02:33 UTC as 3rd comment
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snake_b: Cool. Everyone is frothing over more slow lenses for mirrorless.

Amazing how the manufacturers got people to stop looking at the f-stop number and then raised the prices as the perceived value on small-aperture lenses went up.

No, what's amazing is the freedom people can have when they stop looking at f/stop numbers. Your comment precludes the notion that you don't have a bias for fast lenses, and their perceived value. Of course, you're entitled. But take note of the fact that as sensitivity improves (the inevitable result of Moore's Law), the need for lenses faster than f/3.5-5.6 solely for the purpose of retaining high image quality in low light becomes unnecessary, allowing manufacturers to put less emphasis on overall lens design to accommodate a faster max. aperture, and more emphasis on better optical design, higher refractive index glass, and better/faster focusing capability. Should that technology be cheap, or free because it's housed within a "slow" lens? I think not.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 10, 2012 at 00:00 UTC
On article Nikon D4 overview (840 comments in total)
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fmian: Here's how I see it on the 1DX vs D4 debate.

Sensor: Totally remains to be seen as both cameras haven't come out yet.
I don't think a 2MP difference means anything at this stage.

Auto Focus: D4 has 51 points, 1DX has 61 points.
1DX seems to AF up to f/5.6 lenses, while D4 does F/8. What would someone with a camera like this be doing with a lens that can't open to F/5.6?

Speed: 1DX @ 12fps and D4 @ 10fps.
Don't know about buffer sizes but D4 may have the advantage with the new memory card type whatever it's called.

Card Slot: People who want 2 CF slots (many) will want the 1DX, and people who want to buy into a new expensive card type when there is little support will want the D4.

Hardware ISO: 1DX ranges from 100-51,200, while D4 ranges from 100-12,800.
Final verdict remains to be seen.

Video: Pretty much the same for both, but the D4 has some useful tele-crop modes. Perhaps this can be added to the 1DX before release?
1DX has the nifty feature of overcoming the 4gb limit.

@marike6

I try to stay away from absolute statements from an armchair perspective when I describe what I think about a camera. Everything is relative, opinions withstanding. I can however say that I respectfully disagree with your statement about the D3x, in terms of high-ISO capability as compared with even the 5DII. But that's just because I actually shoot canon cameras, as opposed to pixel peeping sample images on the web. I have shot nikon as well, and agree that the D3 and D3s both have better performance in that respect. But they are of course, roughly half the resolution. Which is why the debate is often rhetorical. You're comparing tools used for different purposes using the same standard, which illegitimizes your position. As I wrote, on paper the 1DX is a better camera. There should be no debate there until canon releases the 1DX for scrutiny.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 8, 2012 at 00:07 UTC
On article Nikon D4 overview (840 comments in total)
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munro harrap: It should be the same price as a Canon 5D MkII, because it does the same things

@HowaboutRAW For nearly double the resolution, the 5DII's lowlight capability is a relative tradeoff. While we're on the subject, lets not overlook the D3x in lowlight compared to the 5DII. That nikon fails against a junior camera in every case. Just sayin...

Direct link | Posted on Jan 7, 2012 at 16:33 UTC
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