D200_4me

D200_4me

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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 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 (360 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 17th comment | 1 reply
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7 offers 4K video article (124 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 (124 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 57th 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 (87 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 29th 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
On CP+ 2015: Hands-on with new Pentax K-S2 article (170 comments in total)

Olive green color. That must be the hiding in the woods voyeur version ;-)

Direct link | Posted on Feb 12, 2015 at 16:09 UTC as 37th comment | 3 replies
On Olympus OM-D E-M5 II First Impressions Review preview (1392 comments in total)

Excellent improvements to the body...for sure. I'm surprised they continued with the E-M5 after the E-M5 came out.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 5, 2015 at 10:24 UTC as 292nd comment
On 3,200MP LSST camera gets construction approval article (257 comments in total)

I'm sure many here will have the usual complaint that it can't shoot 11 fps while tracking the subject so it's garbage for sports.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 3, 2015 at 09:14 UTC as 83rd comment
On Canon 7D mirror box filmed at 10,000fps article (175 comments in total)

Good explanation of how the shutter works and what 'rolling shutter' is. I guess my question is, does the shutter somehow reset after each shot so the curtains would always be traveling from top to bottom??? I didn't see anything like that in the video. Just the single top to bottom travel.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 31, 2015 at 19:54 UTC as 16th comment | 2 replies
On 2014 Readers' Polls: The results are in! article (374 comments in total)
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D200_4me: One thing's for sure. The Sony fans are very enthusiastic about the 'a' lineup (a6000, a7). I looked at them and tried to get interested, but for whatever reasons, it just doesn't do it for me. More of a feeling I suppose rather than a statement about the gear's abilities. After I bought the a6000, that was pretty much it for me. I lost interested in even thinking about going down the Sony road. I'll keep the a6000 as my little point and shoot type camera, but no more Sony gear for me.

Well, I meant the alpha line in general but more specifically the former NEX line and the new A7 cameras. I wasn't thinking about the more traditional/older former Minolta/Sony line.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 23, 2015 at 16:00 UTC
On 2014 Readers' Polls: The results are in! article (374 comments in total)

One thing's for sure. The Sony fans are very enthusiastic about the 'a' lineup (a6000, a7). I looked at them and tried to get interested, but for whatever reasons, it just doesn't do it for me. More of a feeling I suppose rather than a statement about the gear's abilities. After I bought the a6000, that was pretty much it for me. I lost interested in even thinking about going down the Sony road. I'll keep the a6000 as my little point and shoot type camera, but no more Sony gear for me.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 23, 2015 at 14:36 UTC as 58th comment | 4 replies
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