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 Google+ gets improved Raw-to-JPEG conversion article (50 comments in total)

Hmmm....I didn't even know they supported raw in the first place :-) I guess that's just not something I need Google to do for me.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 27, 2013 at 00:36 UTC as 17th comment

Hmmm...if they keep making more and more awesome bodies and lenses like this, I may finally feel fine getting rid of my FF DSLR. I loved the image quality of the E-M5 I had, but I could never get used to that weird body. It just felt bad in my hands. I hope they addressed the squishy buttons in this new model too ;-) Next time around, I may not buy another SLR. I may very well be on my last SLR.....maybe.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 10, 2013 at 10:59 UTC as 35th comment | 1 reply

The thing to remember about comments is that all reasonable people will instantly recognize when other people are making unreasonable comments. It all works out in the end, even if some idiots post stupid comments :-)

Direct link | Posted on Aug 26, 2013 at 12:23 UTC as 105th comment | 1 reply
On DSC01505 photo in dpreview review samples's photo gallery (1 comment in total)

Yum :-)

Direct link | Posted on Aug 19, 2013 at 23:25 UTC as 1st comment
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D200_4me: Honestly, there's nothing really 'wrong' with the Nikon 1 system other than the image quality just can't match larger sensors like m4/3....and that's the people looking at these type of cameras....people buying Sony NEX, Micro 4/3 systems, etc. If the image quality was there, it would sell much better.

Some people care about some other things besides JUST image quality. But sure, image quality is major, especially to the pixel peepers/measurebators. No matter how good the image quality is, if you hate using the camera, what's the point? So yes, it needs to be acceptable in other ways like handling, etc. I like the most bang for the buck, so i try to find something I enjoy using and of course out of those type of cameras I enjoy using, try to find something that also has good image quality. For me, I decided to use a few different cameras, for different purposes....and one of them is my all around good performer that I take if I don't want to worry about regretting not having certain features or image quality available (D600).

Direct link | Posted on Aug 8, 2013 at 23:41 UTC

Honestly, there's nothing really 'wrong' with the Nikon 1 system other than the image quality just can't match larger sensors like m4/3....and that's the people looking at these type of cameras....people buying Sony NEX, Micro 4/3 systems, etc. If the image quality was there, it would sell much better.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 8, 2013 at 22:57 UTC as 200th comment | 7 replies
On Panasonic GX7 First Impressions Review article (1201 comments in total)

Looks aren't everything....but boy that thing is ugly ;-) They should have abandoned their attempt to make it look more like a Fuji X100. The retro look works great for the X100. It just looks weird on the GX7.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 1, 2013 at 19:28 UTC as 297th comment | 5 replies
On SmugMug launches totally redesigned website article (76 comments in total)
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D200_4me: They're currently in maintenance mode at the moment. Some bugs to work out I guess. http://status.smugmug.com/

OK it's back up now ;-) Still tweaking my site. Lots of nice features and easier to customize.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 30, 2013 at 22:01 UTC
On SmugMug launches totally redesigned website article (76 comments in total)

They're currently in maintenance mode at the moment. Some bugs to work out I guess. http://status.smugmug.com/

Direct link | Posted on Jul 30, 2013 at 21:41 UTC as 42nd comment | 1 reply
On Fujifilm X100S Review preview (487 comments in total)

What's all the whining and fussing about? Complaints about single focal length lens....X-Trans no good, bla, bla, bla. Well, fortunately there are many choices these days for cameras, so you can buy what makes you happy ;-). Me personally, I'm in love with my X100S AND its X-Trans sensor (shooting RAW and processing in LR too - OMG!, say it ain't so). But I also keep a Nikon D600 with a few lenses for any time when a 35mm focal length won't do.

:-)
http://www.openbloom.com/CAMERAGEAR/Fuji-X100S-Gallery/30483531_HnS7cs

Direct link | Posted on Jul 30, 2013 at 14:18 UTC as 105th comment
On Fujifilm X100S Review preview (487 comments in total)
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Cane: Does everyone that buys a fixed lens camera like this primarily focus on street shooting? I don't fill my hard drive with pictures of strangers I spied, so I just can't see how to be happy without UWA, portrait, and and a little reach.

Many people do, but I don't. I primarily shoot nature with my X100S, because that's what is around me every day.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 30, 2013 at 12:31 UTC

OK....#5....you all can stop complaining about noise in your photos now. Apparently it sells big! ;-)

Direct link | Posted on Jul 22, 2013 at 22:01 UTC as 72nd comment
On 50 lessons learned about mobile photography post (74 comments in total)

#44 is actually my favorite :-)

Direct link | Posted on Jul 19, 2013 at 12:30 UTC as 18th comment | 1 reply
On DPReview launches GearShop article (327 comments in total)
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Stephen Scharf: Great news! Congrats!

Now, where is that full review on the Fuji X100S? ;-)

I don't need the full review (but looking forward to it anyway). The X100S is awesome. I don't regret buying it one bit!

Direct link | Posted on Jul 17, 2013 at 23:11 UTC
On DPReview launches GearShop article (327 comments in total)
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BillSprague: Amazon bought dpreview on May 14, 2007.

See: http://www.dpreview.com/news/2007/5/14/amazonacquiresdpreview

Dpreview opens a camera and gear store on July 17, 2013! I'm surprised it took 6 years.

I enjoy shopping at Amazon. The GearShop experience should be at least as good.

Above somewhere, it says it is OK to mention other retailers, so it should be noted that B&H does not charge the 9.8% sales tax collected where I live in Washington State. dpreview, Amazon and GearShop have to charge sales tax. So everything at B&H starts as a "10% off sale"!

B&H has one store in NewYork and, so far, is not required to be tax collectors for the other 49 states. My understanding is that with all of their distribution centers Amazon has to collect sales tax for many, if not all, states.

Unfortunately for me, I live 30 minutes away from a large Amazon hub so they hit me with taxes. But....if I want it, I want it and I'll pay the taxes if they have what I want, when I want it. Service has always been good for me from Amazon. Well, and service has been good for me at B&H too.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 17, 2013 at 23:10 UTC

I don't hoard. I only have 2 cameras at the moment for myself. Soon to be 3, but that's unusual for me. Normally just 2, and fairly current models. I'm 'guilty' of upgrading...but I see nothing wrong with keeping up with current technology. I never let my camera get more than 3 years old before I sell it and upgrade to a newer/better model. Let's face it, in 3 years things like high ISO quality improves quite a bit. Nothing wrong with staying current if you use your gear a lot.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 10, 2013 at 01:49 UTC as 117th comment
On Just Posted: Our Nikon Coolpix A review article (352 comments in total)
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ryansholl: *Obligatory bitching about not having reviewed some other camera*

/sarcasm

Where's the D4 review?!?! ;-)

Direct link | Posted on Jun 6, 2013 at 17:26 UTC
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D200_4me: I'm always amazed at how people whine about the price of software and also how people try to vilify software companies for trying to earn a profit. LR is $149 for Pete's sake!....and it's a great product. I'm happy they are not making it a subscription. I wouldn't like that at all, but even before the cloud/subscription subject came up, people are always disparaging software companies, as if they're trying to take over the world and enslave everyone. Get a grip people. I'm content to pay the $149 full purchase and $79 upgrade price for something like this. LR is a great product for me. I really don't care what the hell they do with my $ after I give it to them. I'm happy with the product. :-)

I understand, Semper. But Adobe said they don't want to make LR subscription only. So, that's what I based my comments on...knowing that.

P.S.
I have no loyalties to Adobe. If another product came along that I like better and the price was ok with me, I'd switch. I really don't care who makes LR. I use it because I like it and the price is reasonable. That's all :-)

Direct link | Posted on May 16, 2013 at 13:04 UTC
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D200_4me: I'm always amazed at how people whine about the price of software and also how people try to vilify software companies for trying to earn a profit. LR is $149 for Pete's sake!....and it's a great product. I'm happy they are not making it a subscription. I wouldn't like that at all, but even before the cloud/subscription subject came up, people are always disparaging software companies, as if they're trying to take over the world and enslave everyone. Get a grip people. I'm content to pay the $149 full purchase and $79 upgrade price for something like this. LR is a great product for me. I really don't care what the hell they do with my $ after I give it to them. I'm happy with the product. :-)

Well, don't listen to me. I actually like my D600 too. So maybe I'm crazy ;-)

Direct link | Posted on May 16, 2013 at 12:55 UTC
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D200_4me: I'm always amazed at how people whine about the price of software and also how people try to vilify software companies for trying to earn a profit. LR is $149 for Pete's sake!....and it's a great product. I'm happy they are not making it a subscription. I wouldn't like that at all, but even before the cloud/subscription subject came up, people are always disparaging software companies, as if they're trying to take over the world and enslave everyone. Get a grip people. I'm content to pay the $149 full purchase and $79 upgrade price for something like this. LR is a great product for me. I really don't care what the hell they do with my $ after I give it to them. I'm happy with the product. :-)

No. I just understand that Adobe has employees who get paid to work on the product and the company must earn money to pay those people. $149 is extremely reasonable for such a good product...and the $79 upgrade price is even better. If there was some other product I liked better for less money or even free, I would switch. But there isn't, so I stay and the price I have to pay for the product is fine with me.

There are too many conspiracy theories around here.

Direct link | Posted on May 16, 2013 at 12:06 UTC
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