D Alchemist

D Alchemist

Lives in United States Boulder, CO, United States
Works as a Tech
Joined on Dec 24, 2008

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On Russian Mother captures atmospheric photos of sons on farm news story (592 comments in total)

The pictures are great. Ethereal, earthen. The light quality is fascinating and unnatural. Highly manipulated in PP. Art.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 30, 2014 at 03:52 UTC as 7th comment
On Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX30 preview (49 comments in total)

I think the review may be overly harsh. I have had the TX5 for several years. If you need a slim camera for outdoor adventure use, your options are this and a Casio that is nowhere near as good.

The Sony deploys, one-handed, while riding my bike, without looking, in a couple of seconds, from a pouch or pocket. Recently returned from touring in Dordogne, France with the family. Hundreds of on-bike shots and HD video clips that look great on my 2560 x 1440 display. I believe the TX line is the ONLY camera that fits this need well.

The criticism about the screen in sunlight is well-taken, but I find it little worse than most. Underwater use? The camera is not intended for underwater use- it has very modest waterproofness. Screen scratching? Not to my experience. And the touchscreen works with thin gloves on.

Last thing is this camera is TOUGH. Dropped several times at 15+ MPH to asphalt and rock. Scratched up a bit. Still works like a champ.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 1, 2013 at 22:17 UTC as 16th comment
On Buyer's Guide: Enthusiast raw-shooting compact cameras article (286 comments in total)

P7000, with firmware updates, crushes all these in the value department: New at Amazon for $229

Direct link | Posted on Jan 6, 2012 at 17:19 UTC as 16th comment | 2 replies

How fugly can it be? Small sensor? Minimal direct controls? This is certainly not targeted at the enthusiast and non-enthusiasts DO NOT BUY A KIT OF LENSES. Most NEVER change lenses. Wow, Nikon really screwed the pooch here. And I am a Nikon user.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 21, 2011 at 14:55 UTC as 239th comment
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