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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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
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 (375 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 (375 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
On The Wild Southwest: Jory Vander Galien's landscapes article (62 comments in total)

Need a bubble level? Really? Nikon Says :-)...

"With the D800/D800E, you can always check the LCD monitor or the viewfinder for both the camera's position in relation to the horizontal plane and its pitch (forward or rear rotation). This can enhance compositional accuracy, particularly when shooting still lifes, landscapes and architecture."

Even my old D600 (sold) has one.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 17, 2015 at 15:08 UTC as 30th comment
On Fujifilm announces X-A2 with selfie-friendly LCD article (132 comments in total)

Well it seems the "it must be tiny (even if it's so tiny it not as easy to operate) and it must have all the same features as camera x" crowd is still alive and kicking...and complaining, as usual. Probably complaining about something they'd never be interested in buying anyway.

So let me get this straight. Everyone wants a cameras as tiny as a small point and shoot with a 24-500mm f/1.2 zoom lens that retracts into the body so it's pocketable....but the camera still must have all the dials, controls, image quality and functions of a Nikon D4S, otherwise the manufacturer failed completely and is clueless. Is that right?

Direct link | Posted on Jan 15, 2015 at 11:59 UTC as 22nd comment | 3 replies
On Fujifilm announces XF 16-55mm F2.8 R LM WR lens article (295 comments in total)
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D200_4me: It's always fun to watch people defend their camera/lens choices/purchases. It's almost as bad as watching sports ;-)

I enjoy camera tech in general. I have a few brand 'preferences', but only because those brands typically have what I want/need. Otherwise, I don't really worry about who came out with what new lens or body unless it's becoming clear over time that the brand I bought/preferred is not addressing certain needs or wants I have. But I don't like to argue with others online about what I'm shooting with and why. It's good to compare products so you know what you're dealing with, but many people take it too far and argue and defend their preferred brand. That's silly.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 6, 2015 at 11:00 UTC
On Fujifilm announces XF 16-55mm F2.8 R LM WR lens article (295 comments in total)

It's always fun to watch people defend their camera/lens choices/purchases. It's almost as bad as watching sports ;-)

Direct link | Posted on Jan 6, 2015 at 09:03 UTC as 36th comment | 2 replies

I guess i was under the impression that Nat Geo photos should never be heavily post-processed. I suppose I'm wrong.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 21, 2014 at 12:22 UTC as 16th comment | 1 reply
On Seattle PI.com showcases its 'pictures of the year' article (30 comments in total)

Love this shot....the one of the cowboy and horse. Fantastic lighting.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 14, 2014 at 17:49 UTC as 13th comment | 1 reply
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dialstatic: Kind of frustrating to realize that I took a picture in the exact same spot :-P

Yes. Thousands have. And thousands have also that fake shot where the native guides have someone throw sand up on the sides so you can get that 'flowing sand' shot. ;-) I experienced that myself last year on vacation. Pretty funny. Now I know how everyone got that 'unique' shot with the sand flowing over the sides of the wall.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 11, 2014 at 20:06 UTC

Assuming the new IS works well just like Oly's E-M1 with any lens attached, kudos to Sony. It's looking like a better and better system every day. I may have to break down and try one some day...even though I seem to have settled on the Fuji X-T1 and its system/lenses. I'd love to see an even better sensor in the new X-T1 version and with in-body 5 axis IS. Then I'd be in heaven. :-) Oh and even faster AF would be nice too, but not totally necessary for my particular shooting.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 20, 2014 at 11:36 UTC as 227th comment | 2 replies
On FroKnowsPhoto guide to DSLR video now available article (154 comments in total)

I used to watch his videos but over time it got to be a little much. He does have some good info to share, but I wish he'd just tone it down a little and be a little more Joe McNally or Bill Fortney type of humble teacher. I guess everyone has their style though. I just can't take it anymore so I unsubscribed from this YouTube channel. I really like that 'Michael the Mentor' guy on YouTube also. Very well made videos and not so in your face.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 2, 2014 at 22:28 UTC as 24th comment | 1 reply

I think Fuji pulled off a good one with the 10-24. No big bulging bulb lens on the front so you can use filters if you really wanted to...and at 15 to 36mm, it's a very useful range. That said, Olympus has made some really nice pro lens. I just don't like that huge bulb lens on the end, like the Nikon 14-24 and other ultra wide lenses.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 2, 2014 at 00:43 UTC as 64th comment | 1 reply

This is all hype and it would never be applied to normal photogs out shooting even for money. Only if you're obstructing access to other visitors or wanting to do something elaborate would this ever come into play. Internet hype. Calm down people....

Direct link | Posted on Oct 2, 2014 at 02:00 UTC as 84th comment | 1 reply
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