D200_4me

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On article Lightroom Mobile for Android is now free to use (36 comments in total)

Except for very limited use and specific reasons such as needing to get 'something' edited and sent off to someone, I can't imagine why anyone would be interested in editing their photos on a smartphone. Tablets?...maybe, depending on the screen size and whether or not you can calibrate the display correctly. But if you have access to a real computer like most of the modern world, why bother with a smartphone? As tablets get bigger/better/more powerful, I can see using a 'tablet' for editing...but I'd personally still go with a real computer if I had one available for editing.

Link | Posted on Dec 8, 2015 at 12:50 UTC as 13th comment

This one was nice to watch even if you didn't care about the camera :-)

Link | Posted on Dec 8, 2015 at 11:55 UTC as 19th comment
On article Canon 35mm F1.4L II: a photojournalist's perspective (86 comments in total)
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D200_4me: I like a fixed focal length lens now and then, but if it comes down to a situation I can't control and I want to get the shot, a zoom is the best tool for the job. Can someone make great images with only a 35mm lens? Sure...obviously. But that person will obviously be limited to what he/she can come away with. It all depends on what you're willing to accept. If you're subject is 100 feet away and it's not possible to get physically closer, a 35mm is not the right option. I guess that's already common knowledge though, so don't say "tell me something I don't know". :-) For the new(er) shooters though, just be careful not to mistakenly believe a 35 or a 50 or 85 is ALL you need because someone posts great photos from a prime lens. Use the right tool for the task at hand.

I try not to over-complicate anything in life too much, including my photography (but I'm just doing it mostly for my own enjoyment, not paid assignments). I'll take the easy zoom shot every time if it's a good one and I don't mind sharing it. I understand the benefit in using a prime as a learning/training tool for the mind though.

Link | Posted on Dec 7, 2015 at 17:51 UTC
On article Canon 35mm F1.4L II: a photojournalist's perspective (86 comments in total)

I like a fixed focal length lens now and then, but if it comes down to a situation I can't control and I want to get the shot, a zoom is the best tool for the job. Can someone make great images with only a 35mm lens? Sure...obviously. But that person will obviously be limited to what he/she can come away with. It all depends on what you're willing to accept. If you're subject is 100 feet away and it's not possible to get physically closer, a 35mm is not the right option. I guess that's already common knowledge though, so don't say "tell me something I don't know". :-) For the new(er) shooters though, just be careful not to mistakenly believe a 35 or a 50 or 85 is ALL you need because someone posts great photos from a prime lens. Use the right tool for the task at hand.

Link | Posted on Dec 7, 2015 at 15:59 UTC as 28th comment | 9 replies
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D200_4me: I need some of those.

Yes...that was a mistake on my part to pick a username based on a camera model. I should have been thinking more long-term :-)

Link | Posted on Dec 3, 2015 at 11:29 UTC

I need some of those.

Link | Posted on Dec 3, 2015 at 01:05 UTC as 57th comment | 2 replies
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Jim F: Last bullet point in the description of the D750 firmware update list - "Optimal vibration reduction is now available with vibration reduction lenses." I wonder just what that really means. Does that mean that there is or was a "sub-optimal" option? Curious

Don't panic yet, folks. I'm sure this is a true problem in some cases for some people. But I also believe that this could in some ways be similar to the reaction people have to the Fuji raw file handling in Lightroom. Mass hysteria, yet somehow so many people have so many stellar images from these cameras. How is it possible? It might be that a relatively minor issue (for some) is being blown way out of proportion (sky is falling and the manufacturers of cameras caused it to happen, on purpose even).
And yes, this shutter shock issue was discussed many, many times in the m4/3 forums, mostly related to Olympus cameras. Oh...and I remember, the D200 has banding ;-)

Link | Posted on Dec 2, 2015 at 18:02 UTC

Firmware updates with fixes and even additional features are always welcome. I wish Nikon would be more like Fuji and Olympus in that regard...offering new features to already released bodies (if possible).

Link | Posted on Dec 1, 2015 at 23:43 UTC as 8th comment

The grip looks comfy...and very good placement of the front dial.

Link | Posted on Dec 1, 2015 at 10:30 UTC as 45th comment

Ah...Banff. On my list of places I want to see some day. :-)

Link | Posted on Nov 30, 2015 at 13:27 UTC as 21st comment | 1 reply
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D200_4me: I'm not sure why people argue/debate over camera reviews. It's interesting to read the reviews and get someone else's viewpoint on the different gear, but in the end, I decide what camera I want/need to use. Once the decision is made, I try to get out and shoot and enjoy it as much as possible.

The Fred Miranda forums seem to be very civil and (from my experience) people focus more on talking about photography rather than debating reviews/gear.

Link | Posted on Nov 27, 2015 at 18:40 UTC

I'm not sure why people argue/debate over camera reviews. It's interesting to read the reviews and get someone else's viewpoint on the different gear, but in the end, I decide what camera I want/need to use. Once the decision is made, I try to get out and shoot and enjoy it as much as possible.

Link | Posted on Nov 26, 2015 at 21:51 UTC as 50th comment | 5 replies
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D200_4me: Despite all the crying and whining online, somehow I managed to figure out how to use the 6.2 interface and it was still a one-click "just import my dang photos" process. It worked well for me then and continues to work well for me now. No big news here. I never ran into any bugs (maybe I don't use the functions others were using?) and on my Windows 8 (now Windows 10) system, it keeps on churning out the files. Shooting raw, convert to DNG, export to jpg on PC as well as various online services. No issues.

No worries people. I was being a little sarcastic with my first post but it was out of frustration related to people always trashing Adobe as if they were fools and intentionally screwing us over all the time. We all make mistakes, so I'm inclined to let them have their mistakes and work around any issue as best I can, knowing they'll fix it soon enough. Just like I wouldn't blame the restaurant for a one-time bad experience with a terrible server. Sometimes you just have to learn to not be so 'me' oriented and let people have their screw-ups now and then.

Link | Posted on Nov 18, 2015 at 16:45 UTC
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D200_4me: Despite all the crying and whining online, somehow I managed to figure out how to use the 6.2 interface and it was still a one-click "just import my dang photos" process. It worked well for me then and continues to work well for me now. No big news here. I never ran into any bugs (maybe I don't use the functions others were using?) and on my Windows 8 (now Windows 10) system, it keeps on churning out the files. Shooting raw, convert to DNG, export to jpg on PC as well as various online services. No issues.

Very witty ;-)

Link | Posted on Nov 18, 2015 at 13:46 UTC
On article Sony Alpha 7R II Review (2158 comments in total)

The Sony cameras sure generate a lot of comments....both good and bad.

Link | Posted on Nov 18, 2015 at 10:14 UTC as 161st comment
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D200_4me: Despite all the crying and whining online, somehow I managed to figure out how to use the 6.2 interface and it was still a one-click "just import my dang photos" process. It worked well for me then and continues to work well for me now. No big news here. I never ran into any bugs (maybe I don't use the functions others were using?) and on my Windows 8 (now Windows 10) system, it keeps on churning out the files. Shooting raw, convert to DNG, export to jpg on PC as well as various online services. No issues.

Anyway, my point was that Adobe is just some inanimate object/thing/company that makes a piece of software I like to use. If they screw it up once in awhile, I can deal with it. It seems to be a hobby to trash Adobe for any mistake they make. Personally, I love the product and I'm not going to apologize for it. Maybe I shouldn't have even replied to this story because ultimately it doesn't really matter. When they mess up, they'll get customer feedback and they'll fix it. Hopefully those mistakes don't cause any REAL financial or productivity harm to their professional photog customers. My guess would be these mistakes probably aren't rising to that level. Sorry for being sarcastic and fussy :-)

Link | Posted on Nov 17, 2015 at 21:03 UTC
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D200_4me: Despite all the crying and whining online, somehow I managed to figure out how to use the 6.2 interface and it was still a one-click "just import my dang photos" process. It worked well for me then and continues to work well for me now. No big news here. I never ran into any bugs (maybe I don't use the functions others were using?) and on my Windows 8 (now Windows 10) system, it keeps on churning out the files. Shooting raw, convert to DNG, export to jpg on PC as well as various online services. No issues.

It's just a piece of software. I buy it and use it because I like it. :-) Not really concerned with kissing Adobe's rear or any other part of them.

I don't remember changing the directory I used when they made the change. I use the same folder for all new imports. If I did have to change something, it was so uneventful that I don't even remember it. There are much greater things to worry about in life. I try not to sweat the insignificant things.

Link | Posted on Nov 17, 2015 at 20:44 UTC

Despite all the crying and whining online, somehow I managed to figure out how to use the 6.2 interface and it was still a one-click "just import my dang photos" process. It worked well for me then and continues to work well for me now. No big news here. I never ran into any bugs (maybe I don't use the functions others were using?) and on my Windows 8 (now Windows 10) system, it keeps on churning out the files. Shooting raw, convert to DNG, export to jpg on PC as well as various online services. No issues.

Link | Posted on Nov 17, 2015 at 20:35 UTC as 31st comment | 11 replies

I'm always hesitant to move the contrast and blacks slider too much. I guess some people aren't though :-)

Link | Posted on Nov 14, 2015 at 18:58 UTC as 39th comment
On article PIX 2015: Chasing light with Joe McNally (38 comments in total)

I always enjoy Joe's inspirational presentations vs. technical how-to type of talks. I think that's what most people interested in photography need more than the technical training....inspiration to go out and be creative.

Link | Posted on Nov 5, 2015 at 16:39 UTC as 28th comment
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