Dave729

Dave729

Lives in United States Lafayette, LA, United States
Joined on Mar 31, 2007

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jrg: I don't see how this Slide makes the camera any stabler than my Black Rapid. Am I missing something? Because it's attached at two points?

Yes and yes. I use a Luma Loop sling with a single point attachment. I love the ease and weight distribution of it, but my camera really flops around - particularly if it has a short lens mounted. Ive seen other sling-style straps with two point mounts, and they seem to stabilize the camera....

Direct link | Posted on Jul 6, 2014 at 22:50 UTC
On Beyond the ordinary: Tim Dodd's Everyday Astronaut article (102 comments in total)

Love the mosh pit!

Direct link | Posted on Jul 5, 2014 at 21:41 UTC as 30th comment
On Beyond the ordinary: Tim Dodd's Everyday Astronaut article (102 comments in total)
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Prairie Pal: Take away the orange jumpsuit and these are nothing. Take away the caption referring to "astronaut" and you wouldn't know what the H they are supposed to be.

But you can't take it away -- the suit is the whole point...

Direct link | Posted on Jul 5, 2014 at 21:38 UTC
On Toshiba ups capacity and speed of its Wi-Fi SD card article (23 comments in total)

Doesn't work with either OM-D -- compatibility list on their website says something to the effect of the structure of the camera blocks the radio signal. Doesn't the EyFi broadcast OK from an OMD?

Direct link | Posted on Nov 15, 2013 at 00:08 UTC as 14th comment | 1 reply
On Beginner's Guide Video: DSLR vs SmartPhone post (6 comments in total)

I'll question the blanket low light superiority of the DSLR. I have a Lumia 920, and the night/low light shots it takes is amazing - often as good as my E-M5 with a 2.8 lens. Of course, as they point out, there's no zoom, no real flash, etc. But it is with me ALL the time. I have to deliberately bring the E-M5.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 16, 2013 at 18:17 UTC as 2nd comment

I can't talk about all four, but I can tell you why I chose and am very happy with the Nokia 920 -- the stabilization.

LIke many of us, as we get older, our hands shake more. WIth my iPhone 4s (which I've read as having equal or perhaps a better output than the 5), I was having more and more issues with motion blur. Pictures as high as 1/60 were blurred and everything under about 1/30 was unusable.

After reading initial reviews last fall, I got a 920 and am VERY pleased with the quality of the photos. I generally prefer no-flash available light photography, and the 920 fits the bill. Existing light down to 1/8, blur-free, and with my shakes, that's impressive.

Issues? Colors can be fooled sometimes, and for contrasty scenes, placement of the focus point is really important. Flash can be iffy from an exposure aspect. Lots and I mean LOTS of accidental pictures due to the screen going all the way to the edge.

But for ME, it is without a doubt the best phone camera.

Direct link | Posted on May 4, 2013 at 01:05 UTC as 26th comment | 1 reply

I had a Chinese Seagull folding 2-1/4 rangefinder camera for many, many years. It took some of the best pictures I've ever taken, so I don't have any doubt they can be very competitive.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 19, 2013 at 14:35 UTC as 27th comment
On Just Posted: Fujifilm X-Pro1 review article (271 comments in total)

Looking around on the various camera blogs on the web, it seems all the talk about the X-pro1 is comparing it to the Leica M9. But, I noticed in the image comparisons pages of this review that the image reviews defaulted to other cameras. I selected the M9 in the image comparisons, and I'll have to say that throughout the ISO range, the X-Pro1 images look better in almost all cases, in both jpg and raw.

I don't have either one, so Im not biased one way or the other -- just thought it was interesting that the M9 image comparison wasn't a default choice...

Direct link | Posted on Jun 30, 2012 at 16:05 UTC as 22nd comment | 1 reply
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