D200_4me

D200_4me

Lives in United States United States
Joined on Feb 2, 2006
About me:

http://www.thephotographyhobbyist.com/ is where you'll find most of my photos. :-)

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On Quick Review: Photographers.pro article (41 comments in total)
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D200_4me: Watch out Smugmug. I may have to have a look at this...

It would take a lot to leave Smug. I've been there a long time and spent a lot of time uploading and I'm familiar with the site. Likely, I won't leave...but competition is good because it forces SM to keep updating and keep prices more reasonable.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 3, 2015 at 22:10 UTC
On Quick Review: Photographers.pro article (41 comments in total)

Watch out Smugmug. I may have to have a look at this...

Direct link | Posted on Jul 3, 2015 at 19:19 UTC as 17th comment | 2 replies

Install the updates and enjoy. No need to get too wrapped up in all the whining or fussing from others who say this should have been in the camera from the start. I wouldn't get too worked up over things people you will never meet say on the internet ;-) Anyway, continuing to say this and that should have been in the camera from the start almost insinuates that those who bought the camera are too dumb/gullible to notice that certain functions are not already in the camera. I think it's more likely that people looked at the X-T1 and liked it for what it was and bought it anyway. If that's the case, then yes...these continued major feature/function updates please the owners very much because it's just a bonus. I've owned and loved (and still do) Nikon cameras, but Nikon doesn't go out of their way to improve already released cameras. They usually only make firmware available to correct errors.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 29, 2015 at 16:48 UTC as 35th comment
On Nikon 1 J5 and Samsung NX500 added to studio test scene article (131 comments in total)
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D200_4me: Honestly, the only thing these little V and J 1 series camera have against them is lesser high ISO quality and (if it matters to you), very deep depth of field. I really enjoyed the two I had, but in the end it was hard to justify keeping them due to the availability of other small cameras with much larger sensors (like the a6000). I loved the size, the lens quality, the VR of the lenses and the simple and great videos they can make.

I have an a6000 now as my small camera, which (for my purposes) is even a step above even the Panasonic models you mentioned. I hardly ever use it, but when I do need it, I know I can have excellent image quality as well as keeping the size/weight down to even m4/3 levels (with the 16-50 kit lens)

Direct link | Posted on Jun 8, 2015 at 16:45 UTC
On Nikon 1 J5 and Samsung NX500 added to studio test scene article (131 comments in total)

Honestly, the only thing these little V and J 1 series camera have against them is lesser high ISO quality and (if it matters to you), very deep depth of field. I really enjoyed the two I had, but in the end it was hard to justify keeping them due to the availability of other small cameras with much larger sensors (like the a6000). I loved the size, the lens quality, the VR of the lenses and the simple and great videos they can make.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 8, 2015 at 15:57 UTC as 28th comment | 5 replies
On The Bone Doctor: Dr. Paul Koudounaris and Memento Mori article (25 comments in total)

I'd rather not have my bones or my family's bones decorate someone's walls or made into a coat of arms. Just put me in the ground when I'm expired and be done with it.

Direct link | Posted on May 30, 2015 at 18:32 UTC as 12th comment | 3 replies
On Sam.ACR_ISO200_f1.4 photo in dpreview review samples's photo gallery (2 comments in total)

The old Topaz ;-)

Direct link | Posted on May 19, 2015 at 22:27 UTC as 1st comment | 1 reply
On Fujifilm X-T10 First Impressions Review preview (526 comments in total)

I'd still like to hear an official explanation as to why you can only shoot raw up to ISO 6400 and not the expanded ISO ranges. All other manufacturers allow you to shoot raw in the expanded ranges (at least, Nikon has always done so). Maybe there's some technical reason for it, but I've never heard an explanation about that yet. This is not a complaint of mine, it's just a question I've always had that I've never seen an answer to.

Direct link | Posted on May 19, 2015 at 13:58 UTC as 60th comment | 1 reply
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7 offers 4K video article (128 comments in total)
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D200_4me: Cool, Panasonic makes an Olympus E-M1 now. Oh, wait....it only looks like the E-M1. Never mind :-)

It's the overall shape and angles that remind me of the E-M1...as well as that angled/beveled front control dial. Looks fine to me, but I just thought it was interesting how much it looks like an E-M1 if you don't look very closely to notice the differences

Direct link | Posted on May 18, 2015 at 14:58 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7 offers 4K video article (128 comments in total)

Cool, Panasonic makes an Olympus E-M1 now. Oh, wait....it only looks like the E-M1. Never mind :-)

Direct link | Posted on May 18, 2015 at 13:09 UTC as 31st comment | 3 replies

I'll be looking forward to this update before my vacation in July (in case Half Dome starts moving around on me ;-) ). I'll be curious to see how well the tracking performs compared to the Sony a6000 which I also have. Thanks Fuji for continuous improvement and making this type of update available for free to all existing X-T1's.

Direct link | Posted on May 11, 2015 at 10:30 UTC as 97th comment

Fine with me. They make great sensors.

Direct link | Posted on May 5, 2015 at 16:00 UTC as 6th comment

That's a clever idea.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 25, 2015 at 11:07 UTC as 69th comment | 1 reply
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Mark Alan Thomas: Here’s the link to the Lightroom 6 Standalone version which Adobe has basically hidden from customers:

https://www.adobe.com/cfusion/store/handlers/elicensing/trialconversion.cfm?productId=160&platform=Mac/Win&locale=en_us&marketSegment=com&skuType=FULL

Click “edit” to switch to upgrade pricing.

Boy...they sure do hide the regular desktop version.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 21, 2015 at 19:31 UTC
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todds: Sounds like a great way to make a redundant backup of my backup.

Is there backup software for windows or do I need to manually copy files to the cloud?

Does it really change my folder organization?

Apparently I already have unlimited photo storage as a Prime member. I was wondering the same thing though about being able to manually upload via soft type of backup software like Syncback or something else. I mean, something I can manually trigger to happen at will...but not something I have to take many steps to do the backups, which would be annoying. If it can be made to be very easy via a few clicks to start the backup, I'd be interested in that. I'll have to research it :-)

Direct link | Posted on Mar 26, 2015 at 21:37 UTC
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Richard Franiec: This could be one of the back up option to consider.
What is the advantage of using the Amazon storage over, for example, Carbonite?

Sounds like you have more of an issue with a radio personality than you do with a product. ;-) Lighten up. Life is too short to be so bitter all the time...

Direct link | Posted on Mar 26, 2015 at 21:30 UTC

Nice samples. They should let you do all the sample galleries from now on ;-)

Direct link | Posted on Mar 5, 2015 at 23:08 UTC as 30th comment

I really like some of these. Very nice. But me personally, I've never been too keen on the competitions. I just never got a good feeling or impression of photography competitions and (usually, but not always) the type of people that gravitate towards this type of recognition. I do enjoy sharing photos I'm happy with online because it's nice to get some feedback and some "I like that" comments now and then. Who wouldn't enjoy that? :-) A simple acknowledgement that your practice and effort paid off, in the form of a nice photo. I also tend to avoid social media sharing of photos and Google Plus has gotten really bad about 'attention wh@res'. Everyone's a new Nat Geo photographer on there and nearly everyone's in a competition for 'likes' and reshares. I'm content these days to avoid all that and pay my $150 per year to smugmug to show my photos and with no comments enabled. The stats on my galleries (number of views) is enough pat on the back for me to know I'm doing ok.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 21, 2015 at 16:54 UTC as 30th comment | 2 replies
On Samsung Galaxy Camera 2 Review preview (88 comments in total)

Get an equally small Sony a6000 that will destroy this droid's image quality and call it a day. Maybe the android aspects of this device will appeal to some people, but just looking at the camera specs, I can't help but think "why bother?" Maybe if a full blown android OS was running on an a6000, that would get a lot more interesting.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 14, 2015 at 01:36 UTC as 30th comment
On CP+ 2015: Hands-on with new Pentax K-S2 article (170 comments in total)
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D200_4me: Olive green color. That must be the hiding in the woods voyeur version ;-)

I'll give them credit for trying something new. DSLRs need some modern updates as far as the aesthetics go (but needs to remain functional). They don't need to be extreme with it, but little modern touches here and there and some very nice, tasteful color options would be welcome. I really can't stand those horrible red cameras manufacturers put out.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 12, 2015 at 16:17 UTC
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