jcharding

jcharding

Lives in United States Washington, DC, United States
Joined on Feb 18, 2005

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  • Roughly 99% of drivers break the law just to get to work on a daily basis.  As others have pointed out what the law is can dramatically change the actions of the photographer.
  • This is a favorite DP Review conversation. OMG! The sky is falling, camera maker X is going bye bye. Every single camera manufacturer has been the focus of intense speculation over the last ...
  • Replied in #6 for me
    I like the small bit of open sky above the building - something for the building to lead into dimensionally. I want to like #1, but yeah ....
  • Replied in Absolutely
    Yes I claim my gear sometimes. No I don't worry about getting audited because I don't claim, for example, a wide angle lens I only use for personal landscapes. But if I am being required (or asked ...
  • Replied in Absolutely
    And I already do. It gives me practice at events and conferences, and there are frequently senior federal officials there as subjects. It also gives me the excuse to claim new gear is an ...
  • Replied in Top
    I personally like the clouds and the added depth to the top photo - I don't care about the noise.  I also like the tree in the first photo better - there is just a wee bit more trunk in that one, ...
  • If you can buy the one that you are able to at least see first hand so that you get an idea as to whether you like the physical layout of the camera.  Otherwise buy the one that is the most ...
  • Excellent series. Depressing, but well done. I particularly like the second. Shooting through the barbed wire, with it still semi-visible, really puts one there.
  • This week, outside Washington DC. At the end of next week, outside of Chicago. I should be back in New York for some part of the Holidays in a few months, I'll have to stop. I have been ...
  • So I grew up in Sullivan County, a short drive from these locations.  Never heard of either Platte Clove or Peter's Kill.  Which is, given I no longer live there, depressing.  I have been to ...
  • I haven't had a dust bunny or anything else on a camera sensor in ... at least 6 years. The one exception was when I was hiking to the Subway in Zion and somehow a hair got in there. Otherwise ... ...
  • For me, the star of this shot is the yellow bush. The tree being sharp doesn't matter a whole lot, but the bush needs to be. Second, I would rethink the composition. For me I would get close to the ...
  • Substance aside, I always enjoy their writing style. Its amusing, plus they know who is going to read it and they know what people are going to try and do with it. Phrases like "Attention ...
  • So not only am I not defending my choice, they are usually quietly or openly fascinated by whatever I have.
  • Is there value in sometimes taking a photo just a little but larger for captioning, or for space to fix a broken horizon ... sure.  Is there value in action or wildlife in just getting the shot ...
  • Just as m43 image quality is "good enough" for almost all photographic uses, I personally found Fuji to be small enough (or light enough if you prefer) for me. And while I like m43 ergonomics (I ...
  • Maybe Nikon is listening to them. And yes, a lot of consumers don't care about GPS, video, live view, articulating screens, and all the other "innovations" that many of the more technically ...
  • You are about to get a lot of responses.  Most of them are about to say that Sony's customer service is far worse than Nikon's.  Many will also accuse you of trolling.   Some people will have ...
  • I like them all, but for some reason the Gorton Creek image sticks with me the most.
  • I've used it and liked it on a variety of bodies, including the Minolta 7D and the Oly m43 bodies.  I've used the XPro, XT1 and Nikon D2X and not missed it. I personally think IBIS is more useful ...
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Last entry Jun 20, 2012
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