rowlandw

rowlandw

Lives in United States Maine near Portland, ME, United States
Works as a retired / photographer
Joined on Oct 29, 2006

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On Opinion: The myth of the upgrade path article (1292 comments in total)

It's not either/or. Both formats complement each other and I usually shoot one FF and one crop to maximize my capability and minimize lens swaps.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 9, 2015 at 03:43 UTC as 201st comment
On Canon announces five PowerShot compacts article (150 comments in total)
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Steen Bay: "This F3.4-6.5, 50X optical zoom is equivalent to a whopping 24-1000mm". Even better/worse. It's actually equivalent to a "whopping" 24-1200mm (like SX50).

I already have a Panny fz70 which starts at *20mm*, f/2.8 and 1200mm long end. That cam is 1-1/2 years old and <$300.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 6, 2015 at 22:50 UTC
On Canon announces five PowerShot compacts article (150 comments in total)
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2eyesee: I wish DPR provided a way we could filter out articles on cameras that are totally un-newsworthy. Looking at this lineup from Canon is making me lose the will to live.

Presumably DPR won't waste any of their precious resources and actually review any of these cameras.

DPreview should compare the specs with each model's predecessor, not just each model's release mates.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 6, 2015 at 22:40 UTC
On Inside RA001: World's first Boeing 747 'Jumbo Jet' article (127 comments in total)

The barrels held beer. Seriously, in the summer of 1969 after I with my girlfriend drove my parents to the airport (Boston), at about 9 PM in an empty terminal I spotted a 747 with an open jetway to it. My gf and I simply walked onboard and explored the plane. No one ever challenged us.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 29, 2014 at 18:53 UTC as 16th comment
On Canon announces PowerShot SX60 HS with 65x zoom article (32 comments in total)

I bought the Panny fz70 (20mm - 1200mm) for $299. Not sure (yet) what the sx60 brings to the table at almost twice the price to compel me to buy it. I do like my sx40, too.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 16, 2014 at 19:01 UTC as 8th comment

Digic 4? 1/2.3" sensor? f/3.4? This isn't 2010 anymore. My s100 has a 1/1.7 sensor and f/2.0. I'm still waiting for the SX60 but I hope these cams aren't its substitute instead.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 30, 2014 at 00:22 UTC as 11th comment | 2 replies
On Flickr launches image marketplace initiative post (37 comments in total)

But flickr still sucks after their "upgrade" in May 2013. I abandoned it (5000+ images) and went over to 500px. If they had provided a "back to old flickr" button I would have stayed.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 30, 2014 at 00:14 UTC as 14th comment | 5 replies
On Mountain Magic: Shooting in the Lofoten Islands article (73 comments in total)

Erez - What lens and how wide was #7 "Legendary Beaches" shot with?

Direct link | Posted on Jul 14, 2014 at 12:02 UTC as 46th comment | 1 reply
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Cal22: Leutenegger mentions "Turner" (amongst others) as someone who inspired her. Does she speak of the painter William Turner or the photographer Pete Turner? In any case both of them might inspire with their distinctive approach to colors. However is there any impact of "Turner" in Leutenegger's photos? May I use this opportunity and point especially to Turner's water colors to all of you who rejoice in color composings? (You can find a lot of them in the internet. And Pete Turner might be interesting because of his striking usage of color film)

As to Leuteneggers photos: Maybe her book can transport her works better than this website can do. You could also think that one day people will be celebrating her photos as great evidence of a world long ago as has happened here quite recently with "1939: England in Color".

Maybe she's reserving the better stuff for purchase via her book.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 22, 2014 at 22:09 UTC

I spent some time in Rochester around 2000 and perceived it as a good value proposition to move to (from Boston) but stayed put. Sorry it's on hard times and hope it doesn't become a little Detroit. I hope RIT (great school) can help buoy the city's fortunes. BTW I'm in Maine now which IS a good value proposition!

Direct link | Posted on Jun 22, 2014 at 22:06 UTC as 17th comment | 1 reply
On Street photography tips with Zack Arias article (152 comments in total)

Shop windows can yield great opportunities for aiming at reflections rather than the actual subject.

My wife has been the apparent subject while I actually shoot past her.

Set a high shutter speed then pan around and shoot when your subject passes into the frame and keep turning. Burst mode can work too.

I've gotten good "blind" shots from one camera at my waist while peering through another (or cellphone) aimed away from my subject.

Direct link | Posted on May 25, 2014 at 02:43 UTC as 34th comment | 2 replies
On Rumors hint at pair of new Canon lenses article (56 comments in total)

Yawn.

Direct link | Posted on May 12, 2014 at 23:13 UTC as 20th comment
On Calumet Oak Brook, Illinois store reopens this Sunday article (42 comments in total)

Some great people in Calumet Cambridge MA. Hope they can get their jobs back if they reopen.

Direct link | Posted on May 10, 2014 at 01:41 UTC as 20th comment
On Hungarian law bans photos taken without consent article (321 comments in total)

So I take a pic of my wife in a touristy place - does that have to be at 4 AM to have a frame devoid of anyone else?

Direct link | Posted on Mar 19, 2014 at 03:56 UTC as 58th comment | 1 reply

Some p&s's have an in-built ND filter feature. To my knowledge none of them has a grad ND feature covering, say, the upper half of the frame. I would buy one in a heartbeat.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 15, 2014 at 11:58 UTC as 31st comment | 1 reply

Clothing optional.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 18, 2013 at 14:17 UTC as 24th comment
On OMG Life Autographer Quick Review preview (123 comments in total)

I already have a ballpoint pen that records (admittedly primitive) stills and video - and it looks like an ordinary pen.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 3, 2013 at 23:07 UTC as 31st comment
On 5 Reasons why I haven't used my DSLR for months article (591 comments in total)

I may have bought my last dSLR (Canon 6D). I doubt that future dSLR models will make any improvement at _my_ level of ability/talent. However, I'll still watch for good lenses.

Increasingly my point and shoots are driving my dSLR usage to the margins where low light, bokeh, fast response and convenience are needed. Mostly I use my s100, EOS-M, sx40HS, and Panny LX7, and eagerly await how they or their equivalents will evolve in the future.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 1, 2013 at 14:50 UTC as 106th comment

Maximizers will always be disappointed in this model when the next model comes out!

Direct link | Posted on Jul 24, 2013 at 01:25 UTC as 75th comment | 1 reply

Full moons have the least contrast and interest because the overhead sun washes out most detail. Much more interesting are half-moons where shadows reveal the lunar topography.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 22, 2013 at 01:52 UTC as 30th comment | 4 replies
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