WhyNot

WhyNot

Lives in United States N, AL, United States
Joined on Jul 24, 2009

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Interesting article. A few of us have played with Orton effect over the years and have shared pictures on the DPR forums. I personally have not used layers to achieve the effect which I find provides a softening and inner glow to the picture. I think it is best used for flowers and portraits, if you like that kind of result.. It's little like the early movie technique with Vaseline on the lens when shooting the female lead. ..... I believe I would have liked the effect as shown had the picture used been of the field of flowers rather than landscape.... the mountains detract from the image IMHO..... I believe that the Orton technique is very subjective in its application …and I personally no longer consider it in my PP.

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Link | Posted on May 11, 2016 at 14:04 UTC as 15th comment

Checked the site and it's not ready for prime time. Could find NO city that I could access....

Link | Posted on Jan 9, 2016 at 14:52 UTC as 2nd comment

I certainly hope that they provide an AP that tell us where we can go to take pictures that no one else has .... and maybe a map function .... on the other hand ....

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Link | Posted on Sep 11, 2015 at 14:08 UTC as 90th comment

“ …... In January, some of the features introduced in this model were made available to Stylus 1 users via firmware update. “ Out of curiosity what features does the 1s have that the 1 with firmware update doesn't have except for the new battery, which I understand will also work with the original camera.

My wife has the Stylus 1 and likes it very much.

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Link | Posted on Apr 13, 2015 at 16:26 UTC as 10th comment
On article Post-Photokina polls - Tell us what you think (198 comments in total)
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WhyNot: The concept of “appropriate for an enthusiast” is ambiguous. I would think for someone wanting to take great pictures sensor size shouldn't matter so much as having a camera with you at all times. If the goal is to sell 16X20 or larger prints then a FF or larger sensor is most appropriate. I voted 1” because I always think of enthusiasts as being as enthusiastic about the gear as the picture and the 1” sensor seems to be where quality gear begins to appear and be most appreciated... (of course there is the X30 which look pretty good.)

jtan163 …..I'm sorry, I just don't get your problem with my statement, as the question posed for the poll didn't ask for “MY” choice but what I would expect an enthusiast – presumably on this forum – to want... As for myself I actually did vote my preference as I believe that the 1” fixed lens cameras that have been recently introduced satisfy MY desire for quality in build and IQ and provide considerable versatility in use... That's not to say that they meet all my desires as they will not replace my macro lenses.... maybe you just got caught up in the ambiguity of the poll question or would have preferred a different phrasing of the question. ….

Link | Posted on Oct 4, 2014 at 19:08 UTC
On article Post-Photokina polls - Tell us what you think (198 comments in total)

The concept of “appropriate for an enthusiast” is ambiguous. I would think for someone wanting to take great pictures sensor size shouldn't matter so much as having a camera with you at all times. If the goal is to sell 16X20 or larger prints then a FF or larger sensor is most appropriate. I voted 1” because I always think of enthusiasts as being as enthusiastic about the gear as the picture and the 1” sensor seems to be where quality gear begins to appear and be most appreciated... (of course there is the X30 which look pretty good.)

Link | Posted on Oct 4, 2014 at 14:33 UTC as 57th comment | 2 replies
On article Olympus OM-D E-M1 Review (2096 comments in total)

Panasonic, I believe, introduced something called pinpoint auto focus with the GX1 or G5. Does the E-M1 have a similar auto focus setting? Is this what is refereed to as Single in the Specs? If either of these is true does it work the same way with Olympus as with Panasonic?

Link | Posted on Dec 13, 2013 at 20:56 UTC as 80th comment
On article Mid-range Mirrorless camera roundup (2013) (297 comments in total)

“By removing the mirror and optical viewfinder, manufacturers are able to make their cameras smaller, without compromising ergonomics, … “ ???? I'd like to suggest that unless you spend all your time on a tripod or using a camera as a computer that by keeping, and sometime increasing, the number of controls found on a DSLR that these smaller cameras do compromise ergonomics.... I own three mFT bodies (which I do like for many reasons) and find that too often when I'm shooting I find myself looking at a menu in the viewfinder or finding that a parameter has been unintentionally changed to my chagrin …. Even you write about the G6 that you don't like the “Tight controls and small buttons “ this is to me what ergonomics is mostly about..... These companies need to rethink the control and operations layout for these cameras or let the body fit the functions it was made for or specify hand size like they do for gloves... Well maybe I go too far....

Link | Posted on Nov 24, 2013 at 15:50 UTC as 80th comment | 6 replies

I think a 150mm, a 300 f/4 or a105mm macro would be great but a 15mm lens??? We already have 12, 14, 17 and 20mm primes (and a 9-18mm zoom) – do we need one for every integer focal length? We even have a 15mm f/8 for those of us that want to stuff a GF/GM/GX/Pen into our pockets.

Link | Posted on Oct 18, 2013 at 02:18 UTC as 23rd comment | 1 reply
On article Best Digital Cameras for Kids (145 comments in total)

How about the Lomography Konstruktor? Seems like a great gift for a preteen or early teen and his father.

Link | Posted on Jul 26, 2013 at 17:41 UTC as 15th comment

So I took the survey!! What does it mean f I score between 40 and 65? Stay out of camera stores and stay away from these forums?

Link | Posted on Jul 24, 2013 at 16:39 UTC as 41st comment | 1 reply

I have been trying to understand where these Fixed lens high end compacts fit into a camera bag... For this Nikon version, if the A had a 35mm (EFL) lens it might have been a “street camera” but 28 is a little wide. I can only think that this is a 28mm (EFL) lens for a Nikon APS shooter. If you're shooting wildlife with your telephoto lens on the DSLR and all of a sudden you see a opportunity that requires a 28mm then you can whip this out of the bag and not have to change lenses or carry a second big DSLR with a 28mm attached... and you get to pay a slight premium for the convenience... I'm not sure what other argument I could make for owning one – the P330 is certainly a more versatile carry everywhere camera with some IQ penalty I suppose.....

Link | Posted on Mar 6, 2013 at 16:10 UTC as 34th comment
On article CP+ 2013: Casio Interview (44 comments in total)

The reviews I've read about Casio compact cameras would make them appear to be an interesting product. Unfortunately I can't recall the last time I actually saw a Casio camera. They've marketed calculators in my area. I probably have even owned one. But again I can't remember ever seeing a Casio camera for sale in my neighborhood of the SE USA.

Link | Posted on Feb 4, 2013 at 20:12 UTC as 26th comment | 1 reply
On article CP+ 2013: Panasonic interview (202 comments in total)

Interesting and somewhat discouraging... My understanding of what they are saying is that Panasonic is market driven – they don't want to introduce a product that isn't guaranteed sales of 100K units; the camera market is complex and they don't fully understand it; they have problems communicating the benefits of their product in some markets. ….... Now, I do own some of their products and while I like most conceptually sometimes using them can be trying. … My take is that Panasonic, Sony and Samsung are all very innovative electronics companies trying to act like Canon, Nikon, Pentax and Olympus in the still camera business – it's going to take time and persistence and some mistakes. .... Personally I'm trying hard to like mFT but may still migrate back to Canikon.

Link | Posted on Feb 4, 2013 at 20:05 UTC as 63rd comment | 1 reply
On article Dpreview Recommends: Top 5 Compact Cameras (559 comments in total)

Interesting article... Unlike the older reviews of various classes of P/S cameras helping us to select the one that best suited our needs these cameras really don't compete with each other. Does this article represent what DPR considers the best of class???

Link | Posted on Nov 23, 2012 at 16:13 UTC as 155th comment | 1 reply
On article Just deployed: New dpreview.com forums system (699 comments in total)

Now I'm confused I just tried to edit my last entry and nothing happens when I press the EDIT button. Nothing happens when I press the Reply button... Maybe I no longer know how to interact with this on line forums.... Maybe I will have to read the manual.

Link | Posted on Oct 4, 2012 at 21:35 UTC as 135th comment
On article Just deployed: New dpreview.com forums system (699 comments in total)

I just went through your pull down menus and I assume that you know or it has already been mentioned that trying to reach any article or review (of any kind) leads your “Error has Occurred” page......

Link | Posted on Oct 4, 2012 at 21:29 UTC as 136th comment
On article Just deployed: New dpreview.com forums system (699 comments in total)

These may have been addressed below but ---- (1) As stated in other threads -=- this format doesn't work well on the iPAD. Ballooning messages tend to stay and make further reading mostly impossible without refreshing the screen somehow. (2) In threaded mode the left hand column does spill over into the right hand column. (3) I never understood why EDITing my posts was a one shot and only if I do it in a timely manner. (4) On my Profile page the last date a picture was entered to my gallery never worked in the old system and still doesn't work. Thought that (3) and (4) might be changed in this newer version. Personally, I have no problem with the blue on black..... I suspect I'll be back later after I actually had spent more time with this Beta (????) version of your software.

Link | Posted on Oct 4, 2012 at 18:04 UTC as 166th comment
On article Mirrorless camera buying guide (183 comments in total)
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WhyNot: I'd like to suggest another disadvantage of the current CSC's – size! As an owner of a G2, I appreciate the smaller size and weight of these cameras: however, with most lenses they're never going to fit comfortably in any pocket that's not on a winter coat. Therefore, I'd like them to be a little wider so that I can hold them comfortably without always brushing a button or dial and find that I'm looking at a menu instead of the scene in front of the camera – give me a reasonable grip. Alternately, the designers could find room on the back of their cameras if they revolutionized the user interface in some acceptable way. Smallness is not necessarily an advantage just for smallness sake.

Yeah... Remembering the recent reviews of the NEX-7 were the reason I added that sentence about revolutionizing the user interface. From what I see and read it appears that Sony got the ergonomics right and maybe have found an acceptable LCD interface as well. Unfortunately, for me, there are other features of the NEX system that keep me away.

Link | Posted on Dec 17, 2011 at 15:25 UTC
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