Jim222

Lives in United States VT, United States
Works as a IT Project Manager
Joined on Aug 18, 2006

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On article X-Factor: Canon's EOS-1D X Mark II examined in-depth (623 comments in total)

Here's hoping the sensor makes it into some more affordable cameras in the line. I have been stubbornly refusing to upgrade until Canon hits it with a really good new sensor; this could be it!

Link | Posted on Feb 2, 2016 at 19:08 UTC as 52nd comment | 5 replies
On photo dgb-ISO-1600-IMG_0016 in dpreview review samples's photo gallery (1 comment in total)

Weird posterization around the blown highlights

Link | Posted on May 21, 2015 at 18:22 UTC as 1st comment
On a photo in the Canon Rebel T6i sample gallery sample gallery (1 comment in total)

Weird posterization around the blown highlights

Link | Posted on May 21, 2015 at 18:22 UTC as 1st comment
On article Readers' Showcase: Rodger Kingston (53 comments in total)

I will be the contrarian and say that I can't see too much to get excited about here. For the most part I find these photos very ordinary. Sorry.

Link | Posted on Apr 22, 2015 at 17:19 UTC as 6th comment | 3 replies
On a photo in the Canon EOS 7D Mark II first samples (beta) sample gallery (4 comments in total)

What's with the horrible banding on the hand of the guy facing us?

Link | Posted on Sep 17, 2014 at 18:01 UTC as 3rd comment | 1 reply
On photo 069A0541 in dpreview review samples's photo gallery (4 comments in total)

What's with the horrible banding on the hand of the guy facing us?

Link | Posted on Sep 17, 2014 at 18:01 UTC as 3rd comment | 1 reply
On article Did Amazon just patent the seamless background setup? (133 comments in total)

Just one more example of the US government for sale to the highest bidder.

Link | Posted on May 7, 2014 at 16:36 UTC as 33rd comment
On a photo in the Nikon D3300 sample images sample gallery (3 comments in total)

grainy sky for iso 100!

Link | Posted on Mar 10, 2014 at 13:49 UTC as 1st comment | 2 replies
On photo ISO100_DSC_0133-ACR in dpreview review samples's photo gallery (3 comments in total)

grainy sky for iso 100!

Link | Posted on Mar 10, 2014 at 13:49 UTC as 1st comment | 2 replies
On article Photoshop CC: Adobe responds to reaction (1852 comments in total)

Speaking of updates - most software matures in five years or so and then the updates are for the vendor's good so that they have some reason to try to sell you more. Look at Microsoft, they have been selling the same word processor for many years, but each year they "improve" the interface - causing us to have to hunt for the new location of functionality we used to know how to find and use.

I think Adobe's move is not to "improve" their software - it is because there is not much left to improve. They are running out of ways to actually improve the software so now they come up with ransom mode.

Link | Posted on May 8, 2013 at 14:07 UTC as 439th comment | 2 replies
On article Photoshop CC: Adobe responds to reaction (1852 comments in total)

The cost is way too much for enthusiast photographers, it's probably too much for someone struggling to get a part time photography business going. I think a competitor will fill the gap with the right software at the right price.

I work in Higher Ed IT and we are re-thinking our use of Adobe software on campus - even with ed discounts our costs will be rising substantially. Adobe was way cool in the early days, not so much in the last few years.

Link | Posted on May 8, 2013 at 13:57 UTC as 444th comment
On Connect post Google to offer all of Nik’s software plugins for $149 (222 comments in total)

Great price break, but what do people think about the functionality. I just installed a 15 day trial and I am not sure how I would use this stuff within my normal Bridge/Camera Raw/Photoshop work flow. Isn't most of the functionality redundant with newer versions of Photoshop?

Link | Posted on Mar 25, 2013 at 23:28 UTC as 72nd comment | 1 reply

Am I correct in thinking that the Sigma USB dock would allow me to tweak and fix any focusing issues I might have with the new 30mm 1.4 and my Canon 450D?

Link | Posted on Jan 30, 2013 at 14:42 UTC as 5th comment

Five steps to the perfect landscape DSLR

1. A full frame sensor with only 18 megapixels and optimized for dynamic range.
2. A large bright viewfinder
3. Manual focus only - with the kind of beautifully silky focusing ring lenses we used to have in the SLR days.
4. Enough weight to the camera to make it less shake prone.
5. A real mechanical shutter release - you guessed it, like the old SLRs used to have so that you can trip it without shaking the camera. These electronic button releases bite in comparison.

of course if you have no experience with a quality older SLR you won't get what I am talking about.

Link | Posted on Oct 22, 2012 at 15:48 UTC as 90th comment | 1 reply
On photo IMGP0252-ACR in dpreview review samples's photo gallery (2 comments in total)

LOVE this camera. All these iso 200 pics have the same creamy - no noise look that my Canon 300 D had - only with way much more resolution to work with. Bigger pixels are better. Period.

Link | Posted on Nov 17, 2011 at 14:58 UTC as 1st comment
On a photo in the Pentax 645D sample gallery sample gallery (2 comments in total)

LOVE this camera. All these iso 200 pics have the same creamy - no noise look that my Canon 300 D had - only with way much more resolution to work with. Bigger pixels are better. Period.

Link | Posted on Nov 17, 2011 at 14:58 UTC as 1st comment

Thanks to Dr Fossum for sharing his knowledge with us. It is a privilege to hear from one of the lead engineers in the field. My favorite take away from this talk is the clear indication that more pixels is not always better and that all else being equall I would rather have larger area light gathering units on my sensor.

Link | Posted on Oct 30, 2011 at 19:40 UTC as 19th comment
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