jazzphotog1

jazzphotog1

Joined on Oct 7, 2012

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junk1: How does CC work - do I need to be online to use it every time?

What if I am in a remote area? I need to be able to use my software while on vacation in remote areas.

Does it load quickly, or does it often download updates?

All CC work can be done on your own system off- line for up to 99 days. You must then log on to re-confirm your subscription.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 25, 2015 at 20:27 UTC
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matt mikulla: Don't like it? Don't buy it.

This lens could be a lot of fun. Fun like: put it on your camera and go make some images!

Not sure why they would release this for just Leica right now. Why not Sony, Olympus and Fuji X mount?

Matt — Leica M mount can be adapted to Sony, Olympus & Fuji. Maybe also Canon, Nikon...not sure there.

Direct link | Posted on May 2, 2015 at 04:21 UTC
On Opinion: The myth of the upgrade path article (1463 comments in total)
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veroman: In the 15+ years I've been shooting digitally, I've shot with nearly every species of digital camera, from 2MP full frame to 2MP point and shoot; from 24MP APS-C to 24MP full frame, etc. I've also shot with a very wide variety of lenses, including full frame lenses on cropped sensor bodies.

Bottom line: if highest image quality is the goal, then full frame or medium format are the routes to take, no question of it. As good as my micro four thirds gear is, my full frame Sony A850 is significantly better. No contest.

As far as full frame lenses on crop bodies goes, the writer left out the important fact that full frame lenses on APS-C bodies provide superior sharpness and clarity at the edges of the frame. After all, you're only using the center to mid-edges of the full frame glass while, with a dedicated APS-C lens, you're using the whole glass, edge-to-edge.

There are other aspects of this topic that weren't touched on in this article. I'm sure other posters will mention them.

nerd2...Canon EOS D2000

Direct link | Posted on Jan 8, 2015 at 20:26 UTC
On Weird Science: Olympus BioScapes 2014 winners article (21 comments in total)

To all...click on olympusbioscapes.com for more fascinating photos & videos. A whole new world in there!

Direct link | Posted on Dec 29, 2014 at 20:43 UTC as 11th comment
On Weird Science: Olympus BioScapes 2014 winners article (21 comments in total)
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bobbarber: Number 10 is not identified.

Click on olympusbioscapes.com for the explanation. Also, be sure to watch the video.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 29, 2014 at 20:40 UTC
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Light Pilgrim: In my opinion, the problem of Sony is the lack of lenses. Personally I find nothing to be excited about so many new camera bodies from Sony is there is no portrait lens to compete with 35 mm, 50mm or 85 mm in the F/1.2-F/1.4 range.

Professionals will have the same issues with A9.

What Sony will do good is landscape photography, but not portraits.

EthanP99 — small-minded comment. We do not all have the ability to manually focus (e.g., macular degeneration).

Direct link | Posted on Nov 20, 2014 at 08:32 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 Review preview (842 comments in total)
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Rob Klein: I am really curious if the FZ1000 can be effectively used to shoot college and high school sports? Namely, football in poorly lit high school stadiums at night or hockey in less than professional rinks. Anyone used this camera for those purposes or something close that would tell me if this is a wise choice? I freelance for a major city newspaper shooting high school and college sports and need the reach of the zoom on this, as there is nothing comparable in the Fuji X-T1 lens line at present.

PS Geneva — That's good info for Klein.

Something that helps me in low stage light is a monopod with a snugged ball head — reduce unnecessary movement at my end. Not the same problem as very fast action, but, if you have one, it's worth a try with or without the ball head.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 20, 2014 at 06:26 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 Review preview (842 comments in total)
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Rob Klein: I am really curious if the FZ1000 can be effectively used to shoot college and high school sports? Namely, football in poorly lit high school stadiums at night or hockey in less than professional rinks. Anyone used this camera for those purposes or something close that would tell me if this is a wise choice? I freelance for a major city newspaper shooting high school and college sports and need the reach of the zoom on this, as there is nothing comparable in the Fuji X-T1 lens line at present.

Rob Klein — What do you currently use? The X-T1 has got to be a great choice…but! the long lenses…not here yet. Do you have a long lens from your current system that can be adapted to the Fuji? Buy a used, useful lens now & sell it after a Fuji lens is available? This does not sound like a good solution, but, maybe a good tele-extender might work for you?

Direct link | Posted on Nov 17, 2014 at 06:57 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 Review preview (842 comments in total)
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Rob Klein: I am really curious if the FZ1000 can be effectively used to shoot college and high school sports? Namely, football in poorly lit high school stadiums at night or hockey in less than professional rinks. Anyone used this camera for those purposes or something close that would tell me if this is a wise choice? I freelance for a major city newspaper shooting high school and college sports and need the reach of the zoom on this, as there is nothing comparable in the Fuji X-T1 lens line at present.

Rob Klein — re my earlier post...too many vague statements.

Stage work — Theater light can be quite bad; especially off stage center. As for clubs…often downright terrible. Your newspaper will likely not want anything shot above 3200 with an FZ1000; noise leaps in at that point.

Photographing dance…not too different from photographing sports. Same comment applies to the very active musician; some figuratively do vigorous calisthenics on stage!

Re weather proofing; reference here is to the time-honored use of plastic bags & rubber bands. Your needs will definitely vary here as football games can continue in some rather nasty weather.

As for doing as much in-camera as possible…will your newspaper be wanting your shots immediately? If so, that jpg is your ticket while the raw file is for later use. This is also why I will crop in the camera via digital zoom. FYI—the FZ1000 must be set for jpg-only if DZ is wanted, so, changing the image quality functions as the DZ off/on switch.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 17, 2014 at 06:52 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 Review preview (842 comments in total)
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Rob Klein: I am really curious if the FZ1000 can be effectively used to shoot college and high school sports? Namely, football in poorly lit high school stadiums at night or hockey in less than professional rinks. Anyone used this camera for those purposes or something close that would tell me if this is a wise choice? I freelance for a major city newspaper shooting high school and college sports and need the reach of the zoom on this, as there is nothing comparable in the Fuji X-T1 lens line at present.

MediaDigitalVideo — no, no video at all.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 16, 2014 at 21:43 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 Review preview (842 comments in total)
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Rob Klein: I am really curious if the FZ1000 can be effectively used to shoot college and high school sports? Namely, football in poorly lit high school stadiums at night or hockey in less than professional rinks. Anyone used this camera for those purposes or something close that would tell me if this is a wise choice? I freelance for a major city newspaper shooting high school and college sports and need the reach of the zoom on this, as there is nothing comparable in the Fuji X-T1 lens line at present.

My FZ1000 is used for stage work — dancers & musicians in performance & back stage. After two major 3-day Jazz festivals — both with indoor & outdoor stages — & many other club/stage gigs...the FZ1000 could do the job.

As for weather proofing, I'll just do as I have done with my cameras for 50-some years.

The 400mm reach plus a 1600 to 3200 ISO should be good.

I prefer to do as much in the camera as possible, so do use the digital zoom (in camera cropping) to "800mm." Set one of the function buttons to switch between 'raw+jpg' & 'jpg' to quickly turn DZ off/on. Just a thought.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 15, 2014 at 08:39 UTC
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CanonKen: So if you did a shorter exposure (1-5 seconds), what would the result look like?

Probably normal. I've not seen any shift in ±8" exposures.
This is with Canon 50D, Fuji S100FS & Lumix FZ1000

Direct link | Posted on Nov 11, 2014 at 04:17 UTC
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ZorSy: Is everybody today low on coffee? It may have only 1.2MP, the same as my first digital camera years ago - but look where we are now. Sanrky comments coming from people who in most cases rely on the same Sony sensor technology? If you cannot see this as a step forward, bad luck. In no time some of this will get into larger sensor cameras and more MP - and that is newsworthy. It's just a bit further from the nose some cannot see past.

1.2MP is 4x larger than my first digital camera...0.3MP!

Direct link | Posted on Oct 21, 2014 at 00:46 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 First Impressions Review preview (1267 comments in total)

Will a quick release plate block the FZ1000 battery/SD card door?

Direct link | Posted on Jun 13, 2014 at 04:19 UTC as 240th comment
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AbrasiveReducer: Great video but it's amazing how this has grown from something that was easier to use than Photoshop, to what it is now.

I started with Ps 2.5...look at it now!

Direct link | Posted on Jun 11, 2014 at 00:01 UTC

Video looks very useful. Physical problem here...must be able to watch the video in 10-15' intervals. Can it be downloaded & saved to my computer (Mac)?

Direct link | Posted on Jun 10, 2014 at 23:55 UTC as 7th comment | 1 reply
On Challenge of Challenges 2013: the results are in article (39 comments in total)

All...outstanding photographs. Speaking as a photographer of dance & musicians — Jay Jenner (#15)...beautiful...simply beautiful.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 4, 2014 at 04:47 UTC as 17th comment
On What's new @ CES 2013 article (126 comments in total)
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CameraCarl: Once again, lots of new cameras but only two with viewfinders. My wife (who is not as serious a photographer as me) won't even consider using a camera that does not have a viewfinder. And after struggling with the Panasonic LX3 and Canon S100 in daylight and bright sun, I will never buy another camera that doesn't have one. I can't figure why the manufacturers do not realize this. Why do they think photos ought to be taken at arm's length?

Using the LCD in a low-light place (e.g., theater) is like pointing a flashlight at your face.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 12, 2013 at 20:11 UTC
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Camediadude: Thanks, now this is what I'm talking about! More books, please (even though I can't currently afford quite so many treasures! At least, it goes on the 'wish list' for now..

local library maybe...

Direct link | Posted on Oct 7, 2012 at 05:49 UTC
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