Gregm61

Lives in United States Dallas, United States
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Joined on Oct 24, 2005

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cdembrey: iPhotographers are more interested in making photos—while Very Serious Photographers are more interested in test charts and DXO scores.

When was the last time you saw a shot of a test chart or a brick wall on a Social Media site??

Measurebaters and geeks are more interested in brick walls and DXO scores. Lord, how ever did we survive just enjoying photography before digital equipment and the internet?

Link | Posted on May 29, 2016 at 18:41 UTC

The image should have been of fat-bottomed girls on bicycles...

Link | Posted on May 25, 2016 at 16:24 UTC as 7th comment | 2 replies
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joe_leads: May he be in a Luminous Landscape forever. Rest in peace.

I could add nothing better. Nice response.

Link | Posted on May 19, 2016 at 22:04 UTC
On photo DSC_0055 in the Random Items - Challenge 7 challenge (5 comments in total)

I love those lunch buckets in the Renner Schoolhouse In Old City Park.

Excellent shot!

Link | Posted on Apr 25, 2016 at 20:49 UTC as 3rd comment | 1 reply

Yahoo News, the digital version of the National Enquirer....

Link | Posted on Mar 30, 2016 at 11:59 UTC as 42nd comment
On article Leica Q In-depth Review (1115 comments in total)

All of these cameras being discussed and compared will be yesterday's news sooner than the users care and I'll be glad I have my current lenses to use on new technology bodies.

Bought my last fixed-lens digital camera at any price level, long ago.

Link | Posted on Mar 25, 2016 at 12:33 UTC as 60th comment | 1 reply
On article Adobe Camera Raw 9.5 introduces new color scheme (132 comments in total)

I have noticed my Wacom graphics pen works much smoother in ACR and Photoshop since updating.

Hard to see what tool you are using? Hmmm, OK. It seems pretty obvious to me as I make a selection, what tool it is I am selecting.

Link | Posted on Mar 21, 2016 at 19:47 UTC as 6th comment
On article Seriously sharp: Sony FE 85mm F1.4 GM samples (263 comments in total)

It should be sharp, as big as the freakin' thing is.

Link | Posted on Mar 11, 2016 at 12:09 UTC as 20th comment | 5 replies

I see EDSEL written all over this....

Link | Posted on Jan 6, 2016 at 01:37 UTC as 25th comment
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The Squire: How much longer can Canon keep 'protecting' their DSLR revenues by under-investing in ILCs? There wont be much revenue to protect soon...

Canon could easily be the next Kodak.

Kodak didn't die overnight. It took years of ignoring the trends. Canon is on their way. Whether they continue following the path with their heads buried in the sand, is the question.

Link | Posted on Oct 29, 2015 at 11:18 UTC
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bed bug: I must ask, with so many companies now having wireless flash, is there a place for PWs anymore? I sold off my PWs when Canon brought out their wireless system, which works fabulously well. Of cousre, Canon's gear is quite $$$$.

Stephen

The Olympus TTL wireless flash system is an optical, line-of-site system. This would be a vast improvement.

Link | Posted on Oct 27, 2015 at 16:48 UTC
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maxnimo: So if it was designed for "male photographers" how exactly would it differ?

About *this* much more material, LOL...

Link | Posted on Oct 22, 2015 at 20:01 UTC

Even if I had the money....pass...

Rather have a new M body.

Link | Posted on Oct 20, 2015 at 18:18 UTC as 91st comment
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ZeneticX: disregarding the specs..... that's a lot of moolah for a P&S

I may not "really" be a point & shoot, but it really is limited with just the one focal length. Even if cropping with a 42MP sensor is an option, if I'm paying that much money, I'd want every shot utilizing the full sensor. I rarely ever use the 35mm equivalent prime from my system because it too freakin' limiting.

Link | Posted on Oct 14, 2015 at 15:40 UTC
On article #1 in France: Hands-on with DxO ONE (278 comments in total)

Now that they have yhis "thing" to play with, DXO seems to be taking longer to get new body and lens profiles out for people using "real" cameras. What a waste of time on DXO's part.

Link | Posted on Oct 2, 2015 at 14:49 UTC as 18th comment
On article Meet Milvus: Hands-on with Zeiss's Milvus lenses (255 comments in total)
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Retzius: Otis and now Milvus? I am sure these are nice lenses but these are the most ridiculous names ever... they should just call their next high end lens the Bestus and get it over with.

Either way, it's silly. We'll call "Otis" the U.S. version of Otus

Link | Posted on Sep 11, 2015 at 18:42 UTC

I already have so many freakin' bags.....what's one more. I like these, and I like Think Tank bags in particular, but I have to see them in-person to verify my outfit will work. At these prices, there'll be no untried-first internet purchase. Hopefully the local dealer will carry a few in stock.

Link | Posted on Sep 10, 2015 at 15:44 UTC as 17th comment
On article Olympus OM-D E-M5 II Review (857 comments in total)
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joe86: What's everyone's opinion on this compared to the mark I? I'm looking to get into M 4/3. The mark II seems to be around twice the price of the mark Is it worth it?

The new commend dial positioning is definitely a better arrangement for me.

My hands are not all that big. I like to use the upper part of the grip for handling reasons with the original EM-5, which makes getting at the back dial with my right thumb less comfortable. The shifting of the back dial further to the right, more like the E-M1, is very much a positive change for me.

That said Joe, if price is a big factor I would go for one of the E-M5 Elite sets B&H still has, for $499. Nicer body covering and slightly larger command dials. If I were in the market for a second E-M5, I'd jump all over that.

Link | Posted on Sep 2, 2015 at 14:36 UTC
On photo Dean Mumm in the Rugby shots - B&W challenge (2 comments in total)

Excellent! Congratulations.

Link | Posted on Sep 1, 2015 at 13:41 UTC as 2nd comment
On photo Flowers ink girl in the Tattoo Girl challenge (32 comments in total)
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Neodp: Tattoos that can wash off are just silly. Permanent ones are just wrong and that's Bible folks. That does not mean God will not forgive you. It means that He says do not mark up (yes or even puncture) your body; even to commemorate the dead. No this doesn't mean we shun people for it Nor that they can't receive heaven. It means your body is God's art work (though we sometimes see the genetic decay or mutation of death) and it's not a permanent canvas for our creations. As the picture shows, the faded "art" is not comparable to beautiful the woman. Not hardly. This is like your kid redoing a Rembrandt. Just stop it. It's not a good thing. It thumbing your nose at God and His creation and that will not end well.

Right or wrong, the images here are very well done, but tattoos are just hideous to look at.

Link | Posted on Jul 29, 2015 at 21:45 UTC
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