Lives in United States Northern, United States
Joined on May 10, 2003
About me:

Nikon D800,D800E,D3X,D7000
Canon 1DM3, Olympus EM5,EM1
Lots and lots of lenses


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On Never lose your lens cap again with HACkxTACK news story (158 comments in total)

Magnets and digital cameras?

Direct link | Posted on Apr 15, 2014 at 21:18 UTC as 100th comment | 5 replies
On Chinese government orders Nikon to stop selling D600 news story (227 comments in total)

Nikon got spanked and they deserve it.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 18, 2014 at 20:55 UTC as 84th comment
On Nikon D4s First Impressions Review preview (820 comments in total)

Up to 100,000 ISO looks pretty good, actually.
Dynamic range at that ISO will be pretty limited, of course, but still pretty impressive.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 18, 2014 at 00:06 UTC as 70th comment
On Nikon D610 Review preview (286 comments in total)

The 610 is a good solid camera. We are lucky to have so many good cameras these days.

As for 100% magnification, I always looked at my slides with an 8X loop and I always look at my digital images at 100% to see if they are sharp.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 17, 2014 at 11:12 UTC as 20th comment
On Am I missing something here? article (564 comments in total)

If the image quality is good at 300 mm, it will have a place as a wildlife and sports camera.
I was not impressed with the image quality of the V1 or V2.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 13, 2014 at 21:47 UTC as 99th comment | 2 replies
On Nikon 1 V3: a quick summary article (582 comments in total)
In reply to:

richard cohen: Nikon does not seem to want to learn anything on pricing. The v1, while a really good first effort, was vastly overpriced so they ended up dumping them. The v2 is also vastly overpriced but I think they decided not to make many of them so you just don't see many people using them. I fear the same will be the result here....people will buy cheaper alternatives (which will be everything else) and these will languish. Nikon better not make many of these because they won't sell many at anywhere near this price.

Also, with the evf and grip it looks a lot like the v2...and it looks like if you attach the evf you can't use an external flash.

If the zoom is really good at 300 mm, then we have an 810 mm f5.6 equivalent lens - pretty sweet for wildlife. But the sensor has to be up to the task as well. This is a wait and see camera.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 13, 2014 at 10:09 UTC
On Fujifilm teases upcoming SLR-style X system camera news story (921 comments in total)
In reply to:

macky patalinghug: FF?
I know many will vehemently react to this question.
It's just a poor guess so please don't get angry.

Would have to come out with a whole new set of lenses - don't see it happening and I would not be interested. Smaller, lighter and cheaper is what I like about mirrorless.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 20, 2014 at 12:41 UTC
On Battle of the titans: Top ball heads tested article (269 comments in total)

Shocking that three of these high end ball heads were defective.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 14, 2014 at 14:30 UTC as 41st comment
On Nikon announces development of D4S professional 'HD-SLR' news story (149 comments in total)
In reply to:

vFunct: how the hell can they improve on the AF?? It's, like, perfect.

Some people find the Nikon AF with f1.4 lenses to be very poor (Diglloyd for example).

Direct link | Posted on Jan 7, 2014 at 14:15 UTC
On Want to remember something? Don't take a photo news story (185 comments in total)

Not a good study...

We take a photo to help us remember.
The correct study would test recollection from an experience:
group A: without a photo
group B: with the photo in hand for reference during testing

Pick up a photo you took from 10 years ago; memories flood back.
This study is not designed to answer any important question.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 14, 2013 at 10:47 UTC as 108th comment
On Olympus stems loses but PEN sales disappoint news story (245 comments in total)

A lot of competition in this mirrorless segment. Some of these manufacturers are going to bail. Sounds like Nikon is pulling back first.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 10, 2013 at 00:24 UTC as 55th comment
On Adobe Photoshop CC: What it means for photographers news story (1879 comments in total)

Ok, Adam likes it. So that's one in favor. Anyone else? Nope. Ok then.

Direct link | Posted on May 8, 2013 at 03:51 UTC as 696th comment | 1 reply
In reply to:

Deano255: It sounds like a lot of people who are complaining the loudest are people who have pirated (i.e. stolen) the software and seem to feel they are entitled to it and upgrades forever. Do you steal your cameras too? Sorry, no sympathy here. Your piracy just drives up the costs for us who do pay. Adobe is a company selling intellectual property, not a welfare institution.

Photoshop owner since version 1.0
I won't be moving into the clouds, though.
It's been a good run, but I'm ready for a change.
I'm opposed to leasing software.

Direct link | Posted on May 7, 2013 at 02:52 UTC
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garyknrd: You know I travel extensively. Asia back to the USA about 4 times a year. I was going to buy this bag for my 500 and 300 lens but. I just cannot justify it. I bought a cheap American Tourister bag. Carry on size. it fits my Canon 500 and 300 2.8 perfectly and a camera body. I bought foam padding at a local hobby shot and cut it to fit. All told, 65 dollars. I have a Low Pro bag that sits now unused. I paid 300+ for it. So in my opinion these bags are overpriced and just not practical for a lot of travel. For 65 dollars I have a custom fit bag with wheels that is not looked at twice in the airport carry on.
Also I find the quality of the cheap bags AS good or better than these bags.
I have been using this cheap bag for two years now and it is as good as new.. Amazing.

Yes, but my Airport Acceleration has been on my back as I hiked in Yellowstone, Glacier, Yosemite, and Alaska. These bags are worth every penny, depending on how you plan to use it.

Direct link | Posted on May 4, 2012 at 03:28 UTC
On Why make a small-sensor mirrorless camera? article (285 comments in total)

I have zero interest in this camera.

Where is the full frame mirrorless?

Direct link | Posted on Sep 21, 2011 at 05:09 UTC as 132nd comment
On Evros in the Refuse challenge (5 comments in total)

Excellent image! Well composed.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 24, 2011 at 20:24 UTC as 2nd comment
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