Dan Wagner

Lives in United States United States
Works as a photographer
Joined on Jan 22, 2005
About me:

I'm shooting a lot of 120 film.

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On photo St. George Island in the Wildlife - Sun, Sea and Sand challenge (9 comments in total)

Great shot! Love dolphins!

Link | Posted on Feb 27, 2016 at 12:30 UTC as 3rd comment

Dpreview -- love this site. Unfortunately, these shots don't show what the camera could do when exercised creatively. The whole 35 f/2 aesthetic is IMHO geared toward street shooters. I doubt many are considering this camera for fog on the water nature shots. Here's what I want to see -- downtown Seattle, early morning or evening at 1600 ISO, people commuting f/2.0. And some shots with a lot of contrast in bright sun.

Great cutting edge equipment, paired with well-executed exciting shots displaying the camera and shooters abilities -- that's the kind of stuff that makes us consider purchasing.

Link | Posted on Nov 25, 2015 at 12:01 UTC as 7th comment | 3 replies

Looks like a nice bag to me -- leather, tasteful design, and best of all, a red interior. It's nice to have a bag that's stealth on the outside and has some flare inside. Plus, the bright color would make it easier to find a lens cap or other small item under low light. As for the price, that's list price. Real leather's gonna cost ya. If I had the bucks I'd buy the new Leica Monochrome Camera, a 50 1.4, 35 2.0, 21mm of some variety, and this Ono bag. Would also consider it if I had one of the Fuji or Sony mirrorless systems. I think some of the complainers should go picket camera stores and tell them not to stock it. :) Better yet, wait till someone buys it and heckle them in person. :) Till then, be thankful for all the new products that make it to market and offer choices.

Link | Posted on May 22, 2015 at 23:35 UTC as 8th comment
On article Opinion: Why the Canon XC10 is a big deal (814 comments in total)

So, this is for news gathering companies, newspapers, tv news. They need to save money by having one person do it all. Interesting, but many of these places don't want to pay anything, (some newspapers have already fired everyone) and use iphone images, anything they can get readers and viewers to send in for free. Point the camera at the action, let it run, and when the action is over, search for a still image for print, a segment for video, and you're done. :)

Link | Posted on Apr 8, 2015 at 23:26 UTC as 189th comment | 1 reply
On article Sony sells half of its Olympus stake (92 comments in total)

Hey, if you open a new account at JP Morgan Chase, perhaps they will give you a camera instead of the proverbial toaster. With interest on savings at .00000001 percent, I guess they can afford it. Good to see a bank doing what they know best, marketing cameras. :)

Link | Posted on Apr 4, 2015 at 20:31 UTC as 4th comment

I own about 20 photo bags - haven't bothered to count them as then I'd have to own up to it. Of this at least 3 of the bags are by Think Tank. The workmanship, features and materials are super. I have a backpack bought in 2007, a holster type bag bought in 2009 that holds my D800 with 70-200 with lens hood on or off (one of my faves), and a shoulder bag bought in 2012 or so. Also own Tenba, Billingham, LowePro, Crumpler, Porter, and more. And with any bag, once you pull out your camera the "disguise" is over. :) I'd like a camera bag that was like James Bond's Aston Martin -- if a bad dude was after my gear it would eject oil so the thief would slip while I made my getaway. Or it would have a rain cover with the words NYPD or Homeland Security or Kung-Fu Master on it to make a thief go for a softer target. Or for Nikon users it could say Cannon. To really scare a thief it could say DPreview Poster!

Link | Posted on Mar 22, 2015 at 23:08 UTC as 3rd comment

Congrats. Some very nice work. Would love to see a black and white processed version from the raw files of the humorous shots. Of course, I like the color versions just fine. Could definitely identify with Dean's comments on perseverance. That group shot of all the workers must have taken a lot of time -- great example of the genre.

Link | Posted on Mar 22, 2015 at 14:32 UTC as 20th comment

I'm with the photographer on this one -- no if's ands or butts.

Link | Posted on Jan 29, 2015 at 02:47 UTC as 52nd comment

SI could just run photos of bikini models every issue, and change their name to SCI (Sporty Chicks Illustrated). I would love it if the fired photogs formed their own on-line mag to compete. Why not fire the director of photography Brad Smith? Too many chiefs and not enough Indians. Seriously, the cost of 6 full page ads would cover the photogs yearly salary. If mags want to stay relevant, then they need to provide more content, and better content. Go to a newstand and look how skimpy and crappy most magazines have become.

Link | Posted on Jan 25, 2015 at 01:27 UTC as 39th comment | 2 replies
On article Seattle PI.com showcases its 'pictures of the year' (30 comments in total)
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TomasJacko: Apart from the first picture, nothing really to write home about.

I call shenanigans! :)

Link | Posted on Dec 16, 2014 at 02:27 UTC
On article Seattle PI.com showcases its 'pictures of the year' (30 comments in total)
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chewdoggydog: @brn.....don't b a dick.

the guy on the white vehicle reminds me of Ferris Bueller singing Danke Shoen -- brilliant photo cough not cough :)

Link | Posted on Dec 16, 2014 at 02:26 UTC

the one of the monkey in the rain shielding itself with the leaf!

Link | Posted on Dec 14, 2014 at 14:47 UTC as 30th comment
On article Seattle PI.com showcases its 'pictures of the year' (30 comments in total)
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TomasJacko: Apart from the first picture, nothing really to write home about.

Totally agree!

Link | Posted on Dec 14, 2014 at 14:45 UTC
On article Behind the Shot: Dali's Dream (103 comments in total)

I forgot, what camera was used for this shot?

Link | Posted on Dec 7, 2014 at 14:26 UTC as 25th comment | 1 reply
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b craw: Warning:

Before you go off half-cocked (and perhaps make yourself look silly), make sure you understand the difference between reflective and incident light metering.

Hahahaha! My thoughts exactly. I just invented a tethered 18 percent gray card on a 10 foot string that plugs into the mic jack on your phone. In case your phone battery runs out -- it comes with two tin cans so you can make your own low-tech communications device! Made a thermometer attachment that plugs into the mic jac -- you have to stick it in ....

Link | Posted on Nov 30, 2014 at 14:22 UTC
On article Readers' Showcase: Submit your best portraits! (38 comments in total)
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Dan Wagner: Hey, DPreviewers are doing for themselves -- they have to!

We've got a thread titled:Get your photos on DPR's homepage! - MORE?

http://www.dpreview.com/forums/thread/3753931

This way those that want to submit and participate can. Will DPreview include these photos in consideration for the selection process? Who knows! Doubt they know themselves :) Would've been nice if someone at DPreview set this up for us. Hello, anyone out there?

And there are some nice photos, on the thread. Some crap ones too, but everyone who buys cameras helps the photography survive.

Check it out -- post some photos -- but please, not cats!

Cool :)

Makes you wonder who's in charge at DPreview. Total disconnect between site and viewers.

Link | Posted on Nov 18, 2014 at 11:37 UTC

Glad to see Nikon is extending the frontiers of photography.

Link | Posted on Nov 18, 2014 at 01:24 UTC as 118th comment | 1 reply
On article Readers' Showcase: Submit your best portraits! (38 comments in total)

Hey, DPreviewers are doing for themselves -- they have to!

We've got a thread titled:Get your photos on DPR's homepage! - MORE?

http://www.dpreview.com/forums/thread/3753931

This way those that want to submit and participate can. Will DPreview include these photos in consideration for the selection process? Who knows! Doubt they know themselves :) Would've been nice if someone at DPreview set this up for us. Hello, anyone out there?

And there are some nice photos, on the thread. Some crap ones too, but everyone who buys cameras helps the photography survive.

Check it out -- post some photos -- but please, not cats!

Link | Posted on Nov 18, 2014 at 01:22 UTC as 5th comment | 3 replies
On article Readers' Showcase: Submit your best portraits! (38 comments in total)
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agc73: After having a look at the submissions I think the request should be:

"Submit your best portrait"

This would ensure a bit more quality hopefully.

Well, can you blame them -- they're only following the rules -- no rules. DPReview is supposed to be a well-established and well-run site -- so it's strange that there isn't an obvious limit -- like 5 photos -- or whatever. Just common sense. And these submissions get buried on one of dozens of forums, so people who would like to participate don't find out until it's over. Why this can't be handled better, who knows?

Link | Posted on Nov 17, 2014 at 02:54 UTC
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