Jay A

Lives in United States NY, United States
Works as a Photographer
Joined on May 17, 2004

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On article D500 owner formally accuses Nikon of false advertising (473 comments in total)

Welcome to the modern world. This is nothing new. About 25 years ago, I bought a software package which touted something or other on the box. When I got home and opened it up, I found out that the feature mentioned on the box would be available with a future upgrade. Fact is we live in a world of profit profit profit and damn the small stuff. Frankly, very little works the way it's supposed to anymore and hardly anyone is ever accountable.

Link | Posted on Jun 17, 2016 at 15:09 UTC as 59th comment | 4 replies
On article 4K video: What you need to know (286 comments in total)

In my opinion, 4k is the new 3D. Something completely unnecessary, being pushed on the consumer in an effort to create a buying frenzy for a new, better, spiffier, whiter than white product that no one wants nor needs.

Link | Posted on Nov 19, 2015 at 16:46 UTC as 50th comment | 3 replies
On article Nikon announces development of flagship D5 DSLR (442 comments in total)

Man! I hope it's a film camera :)

Link | Posted on Nov 18, 2015 at 16:03 UTC as 92nd comment | 4 replies
On article Sony brings uncompressed Raw to a7S II, a7R II and... (562 comments in total)

I find it strange that for months people have been bitching over the compressed RAW files, wanting Sony to do something about it and now that they are people are bitching that they are!

Link | Posted on Sep 15, 2015 at 21:16 UTC as 67th comment | 3 replies
On article Adobe announces final Camera Raw update for CS6 owners (470 comments in total)

This is honestly the kind've thing that makes me so suspicious of this entire digital photo world that we live in now. At the drop of a hat some CEO can determine that everything is obsolete. I have negatives dating back over 40 years that I can still make prints from. But, will my RAW files be able to be opened in ANYTHING 40 years from now?

Link | Posted on Jul 29, 2015 at 22:55 UTC as 26th comment | 2 replies
On article Adobe announces final Camera Raw update for CS6 owners (470 comments in total)
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Jay A: Isn't CS6 still available in many retail outlets for purchase? I think that if it is, it kind've stinks that Adobe is doing this. While I can understand the push for the cloud, they really should wait till CS6 products have been off the retail shelves for a decent amount of time before allowing customers to spend a few hundred dollars on a product only to tell them that the camera they may buy in 6 months won't be supported. It's almost like buying a car and a week later telling the customer "oh by the way, there won't be any batteries made for that car anymore."

Yes but Photoshop relies on ACR to open RAW files.

Link | Posted on Jul 29, 2015 at 22:41 UTC
On article Adobe announces final Camera Raw update for CS6 owners (470 comments in total)

Isn't CS6 still available in many retail outlets for purchase? I think that if it is, it kind've stinks that Adobe is doing this. While I can understand the push for the cloud, they really should wait till CS6 products have been off the retail shelves for a decent amount of time before allowing customers to spend a few hundred dollars on a product only to tell them that the camera they may buy in 6 months won't be supported. It's almost like buying a car and a week later telling the customer "oh by the way, there won't be any batteries made for that car anymore."

Link | Posted on Jul 29, 2015 at 22:30 UTC as 28th comment | 5 replies

Apple is too busy building watches and looking into purchasing auto companies to bother with its old customer base.

Link | Posted on Apr 17, 2015 at 15:58 UTC as 230th comment

>>>>>I agree. I have a Sigma lens but have not yet purchased the dock. I've thought that would be a good service for bricks and mortar camera retailers to offer for a small charge. It could help build a stronger relationship with their customers.<<<<<

Frankly, I don't think many retailers would want to put themselves in a position to screw something up on a customer's lens (or camera for that matter) by providing an update for something that is under manufacturer's warranty or that which the manufacturer is responsible for.

Link | Posted on Apr 16, 2015 at 21:15 UTC as 25th comment

What a perfect comment on modern day society...centuries ago, the lands were forcefully taken for personal use out of greed and disregard for the native Americans who lived on those lands. Today, as with much of everything, that is not enough and instead, the powers to be look for ways to maximize their profits off of it.

Link | Posted on Oct 2, 2014 at 15:22 UTC as 51st comment
On article Fujifilm offers silver X-T1 and firmware update (137 comments in total)

Ok, something I don't understand...if the 1/32000 shutter speed cannot be used for fast moving objects, what's the point?
Just so one doesn't have to use ND filters to keep the aperture wide?

Link | Posted on Sep 11, 2014 at 15:19 UTC as 8th comment | 3 replies

It's really very easy to make fun of Leica pricing and I do agree that the expense is rather a bit much for a camera and lenses, but two things come to mind...
1 - I think pretty much ALL cameras are way over expensive to the point of being ridiculous. I mean come on now, thousands of dollars for camera bodies?
2 - Even with the expense I have to admit that my M240 and the two lenses that I own to use on it (35 and 50 summilux) produce some of the finest looking files that I have gotten out of ANY of the digital cameras I have used in the past 20 years, and that's been quite a few. Yes, I worked hard to be able to afford what I have, but the Leica files actually have color, contrast, micro contrast, sharpness and a general look to them that make the expense worthwile as far as I am concerned.

Link | Posted on Aug 21, 2014 at 20:50 UTC as 85th comment | 3 replies

So this question may have already been answered someplace but I haven't seen it...how did the photos get on the internet to begin with? If the camera owner put them there, I am sorry but I think he is naive for expecting that they would be taken down. They are probably all over the place by now.

Link | Posted on Aug 7, 2014 at 15:13 UTC as 310th comment
On article Nikon D4s and Lexar 400x or 1000x memory card problems (37 comments in total)

Can't ANYTHING be brought into the marketplace anymore without SOME kind of issue?

Link | Posted on Mar 18, 2014 at 23:30 UTC as 17th comment | 2 replies

Not sure I understand the arguments in this thread about these photos. Fact is, some will like them, some will not. What's that got to do with hate?
Personally, I think they are very skillful, professional looking images, but at the same time they are probably the corniest, and most contrived collection of images I have ever seen. I hate nothing nor no one here, I am just giving an honest opinion based on over 50 years of doing, studying and teaching photography as an art form.
Take my comments as you will...accept them or reject them. But take them at face value, as they are honest feelings that I have about these images.

Link | Posted on Feb 1, 2014 at 22:59 UTC as 35th comment | 1 reply
On article Sony Alpha 7 Review (1597 comments in total)

Tried this in a store with a metabones lens adapter to try out some Canon AF lenses on it. Not sure if there was something wrong with the camera or adapter, but it took about 6 seconds for the combo to achieve auto focus.

Link | Posted on Jan 23, 2014 at 22:17 UTC as 198th comment | 4 replies

Been doing photography for literally 50 years and I must say I am getting more disgusted with the industry every single day.

It's not just Nikon!

Link | Posted on Dec 10, 2013 at 03:05 UTC as 109th comment | 1 reply
On article Hands-on with the retro Nikon Df (230 comments in total)

I've been wishing for a retro Nikon like an FM2 or F3 Nikon digital for years, but I too think this will flop. It looks more like a combination of both and frankly I think it looks ridiculous.

Link | Posted on Nov 6, 2013 at 04:52 UTC as 32nd comment | 1 reply
On article Adobe hack affects 38 million users, not 2.9 million (156 comments in total)

Why exactly IS Adobe keeping customers credit cards on file if all the customers had done is purchase copies of software online? I can see if it's to periodically pay for the cloud crap, but if one just purchases something, isn't it illegal to actually hold onto a credit card number once the transaction has been completed?

Link | Posted on Oct 30, 2013 at 19:52 UTC as 73rd comment | 2 replies

The biggest thing Nikon has going against themselves is their own arrogance. They feel that just because they are Nikon that consumers will flock to their products when something new comes out. What essentially happens instead is that people stay away because a lot of these products (the 1 system, the Coolpix A are 2 great examples) are simply overpriced for what they are. Perception is that one can get as good as, if not better than by going with Panasonic, Olympus, Sony, or Ricoh than by spending a few hundred dollars more for essentially the same item from Nikon.
Wake up Nikon...look what happened to Leica using similar practices.

Link | Posted on Aug 9, 2013 at 21:40 UTC as 75th comment | 2 replies
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