D200_4me

D200_4me

Lives in United States United States
Has a website at http://www.openbloom.com/
Joined on Feb 2, 2006
About me:

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

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On P9400004_ISO125 photo in dpreview review samples's photo gallery (3 comments in total)

Hey this reminds me of the house the Graystones lived in on the Caprica series (TV) :-) Maybe it's the same house.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 12, 2014 at 10:56 UTC as 2nd comment
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D200_4me: My iphone has the release 5 version but in the app store I see the new version 6. I can't get it to update yet. I assume the updates might be staggered? Any way to force the update? I even deleted the app and reinstalled from the app store and it keeps pulling down version 5.0.13 so far. :-(

Later yesterday evening it offered me the new version 6. All good now. And the new editing controls are great.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 5, 2014 at 15:03 UTC

My iphone has the release 5 version but in the app store I see the new version 6. I can't get it to update yet. I assume the updates might be staggered? Any way to force the update? I even deleted the app and reinstalled from the app store and it keeps pulling down version 5.0.13 so far. :-(

Direct link | Posted on Jun 4, 2014 at 21:17 UTC as 4th comment | 2 replies
On New camera app features in Apple's iOS 8 post (67 comments in total)

Finally...separate focus and exposure selection. My most wanted feature.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 4, 2014 at 09:25 UTC as 18th comment | 1 reply

Shame it had that problem. Other than that black eye, the D600 made many wonderful images for me. Only other bad thing was the tiny AF area. In the end, it was the size/weight that finally got me to sell off all my D-SLR gear. Maybe I would have kept it longer though, had they given me a free D610 replacement ;-)

Direct link | Posted on Jun 3, 2014 at 14:40 UTC as 44th comment
On Nikon issues firmware update for D800/D800E article (38 comments in total)
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abortabort: Changelog:

1. Breaks compatibility with third party batteries.
2. Breaks compatibility with third party lenses.
3. Dangles some minor fix carrot to ensure users 'update' to 'take advantage' of features *1 and *2.
4. Fixes bug that allowed users to downgrade firmware to earlier versions.

Love

Nikon

"There is a reason why I don't have any Nikon equipment any more."
There's a lot of that going around. I didn't leave Nikon behind. They left me behind, so I moved on after being a longtime Nikon DSLR owner. I'm now happy in the X-T1 & E-M1 world.

Direct link | Posted on May 14, 2014 at 11:24 UTC
On National Park Service bans drones in Yosemite article (170 comments in total)
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D200_4me: Good...

By the way, I said good because when I go on vacation, I want to enjoy it. I don't want some pro or pretend pro out there in the national parks buzzing a camera overhead while I'm trying to enjoy the views and relax. I'm a passionate hobby photographer and I understand people's desire to get a great shot, but in the end, you have to know when to say when. Drone photography in a popular national park with many people around is going too far and it's very annoying.

Direct link | Posted on May 6, 2014 at 09:57 UTC
On National Park Service bans drones in Yosemite article (170 comments in total)

Good...

Direct link | Posted on May 6, 2014 at 08:20 UTC as 72nd comment | 1 reply
On Leica T (Typ 701) First Impressions Review preview (2272 comments in total)
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D200_4me: I would actually be interested in buying one of these in the future, were it not for the unreasonable price of the lenses. Also, Leica lost some credibility in my mind when re-branding the Panasonic point and shoot cameras and charging a much higher price for it. Don't insult our intelligence.

For the record, I think companies have the right to charge whatever they want. But naturally people will notice the price difference if two products are comparable in build and features and the only meaningful difference is the price. I'm not a Leica hater. I'd love to have some Leica gear, but I can buy much less expensive gear and get great final results and even have a better overall user experience (more functional/modern gear, etc), so why pay for just the name? I suppose it's just the market they want to put themselves in.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 24, 2014 at 16:23 UTC
On Leica T (Typ 701) First Impressions Review preview (2272 comments in total)

I would actually be interested in buying one of these in the future, were it not for the unreasonable price of the lenses. Also, Leica lost some credibility in my mind when re-branding the Panasonic point and shoot cameras and charging a much higher price for it. Don't insult our intelligence.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 24, 2014 at 16:04 UTC as 597th comment | 2 replies
On Drone films SpaceX rocket launch and landing article (74 comments in total)

Cool video of the rocket....but regarding drone photography in general...it's the new "Me too! Me too!" thing these days, isn't it?

Direct link | Posted on Apr 23, 2014 at 10:19 UTC as 26th comment | 3 replies
On Fujifilm X-T1 Review preview (564 comments in total)

The Nikon D700 was the last camera I truly enjoyed and felt content to keep for 3 years (instead of upgrading too often). Ever since I sold my D700 a few years ago, I've been wandering in the photographic wilderness looking for the next D700 to satisfy me. Several mirrorless/CSC cameras later and even a D600 later, I think someone has finally released a camera I can be content with for the next couple years. The X-T1 of course. The more I use it, the more I love it. I have the E-M1 also, but I'm debating selling it, even though I love the camera. Especially the body and it's features/functions (like the 5 axis IBIS and touch screen). Anyone that says there's no difference between the image quality of the X-T1 and E-M1 needs to have their eyes checked. There absolutely is a difference (noticeable), even at base ISO, if you feel like pixel peeping. The X-T1 files are crystal clear and sharp at base ISO. Emphasis on crystal clear. Wow...the files are very impressive to me.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 14, 2014 at 17:19 UTC as 140th comment | 1 reply
On Fujifilm X-T1 Review preview (564 comments in total)

Currently owning both the E-M1 and X-T1 and having recently sold my last D-SLR (D600), I've had the opportunity to compare these different models/types. The more I use the X-T1, the more I love it. The image quality is stellar and the images I'm getting even with the 18-55 lens are the best I've ever shot, period.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 14, 2014 at 15:23 UTC as 161st comment | 1 reply

Commence rolling of the eyes...

Direct link | Posted on Apr 4, 2014 at 20:04 UTC as 16th comment
On Behind the scenes: Garry Winogrand at work article (52 comments in total)
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LeitzKameraAktion: Very interesting film! But could anyone walk about with a camera in a busy street today, snapping away in people's faces like this, and not get accosted or arrested?

I know a lot of people here like that sort of thing ('street shooting')...but, well....rather than cause a stir, I'll just say it's not my thing. I enjoy shooting building and the city as a whole (when I'm actually in one), but rarely do I focus on people unless something extraordinary is going on. Otherwise I'm content to let people live their lives and not have to worry about me posting photos of them online. I've seen some people do it in a tasteful way though...that style of shooting I mean.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 16, 2014 at 11:43 UTC
On Nikon 1 V3: a quick summary article (597 comments in total)

I'll give Nikon credit for sticking with it, but honestly, I always feel like they're not realizing the full potential of this system. With a more desirable body with the right controls AND a very good sensor, it would be a very popular system. The 1 series gets a lot of complaints from people that never even touched these cameras, but having owned the V1 and V2, I have to say there's more to it than you think. In the end, I just couldn't stay committed to it, given the availability of other small, great products like the Oly E-M1 and the Fuji X series.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 14, 2014 at 10:06 UTC as 50th comment | 1 reply

Meanwhile...the magical unicorns controlling the in-body VR inside my E-M1 continues to do a better job than my former Nikkor lenses. :-)

Direct link | Posted on Mar 11, 2014 at 23:17 UTC as 52nd comment | 5 replies

I just got an email from Nikon regarding this advisory since I have my D600 registered. So I say good for them for contacting buyers directly and letting them know this is available. But yes, of course it would have been nice to have it acknowledged and taken care of like this sooner before everyone got all bent out of shape about it. They're fixing it, so maybe there's not so much need for all the hysteria. Am I thrilled to pay $2,000 for a camera (with lens) and have this problem? Of course not, but that's life.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 26, 2014 at 21:32 UTC as 77th comment

I'll avoid the conspiracy theories and company-bashing and simply say, it's too bad they didn't do this sooner, but it doesn't really matter much to me. They already replaced my shutter several months ago and I don't really see a huge problem with dust/debris...but it's probably more than I see on my mirrorless cameras that have the sensor exposed as soon as you remove the lens. Anyway, I think this is my last DSLR purchase. Not because of the dust issue, but because cameras like the Fuji X-T1, Olympus E-M1 and so on are just as good or better, except for a very few exceptions. Don't get too worked up people. Calm down. It's just a camera. Life goes on, I promise.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 26, 2014 at 11:58 UTC as 112th comment

Glad to hear that, regarding the Fuji profiles. Looking forward to it. I love the Olympus profiles for my E-M1.

I swear I'm always baffled by people that complain about the price of updating Lightroom to the newest version. Seriously? They'll spend thousands on gear but can't fork over $79 to upgrade an excellent editing tool every year or so? Amazing.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 22, 2014 at 00:02 UTC as 14th comment | 4 replies
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