John McMillin

John McMillin

Lives in United States Front Range, CO, United States
Works as a photographer
Joined on Jul 20, 2004

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  • You don't have a nose? It's so much easier to hold a camera that leaves space for a three-dimensional face behind it. Central eyepiece placement was necessary for an SLR, but there's no need for it...

  • Yes, that was mentioned in the televised presentation. Hooray! This fixes a major usability flaw. It wasn't easy to find and select the proper diopter for the XP1, until I realized it matched my...

  • You're not the only one, Old Boy. I use a manual 45 for bounce in real estate interiors, as well as a handy handle for my camera. (Just try picking up your Nikon by its OEM flash.) And if that Metz...

  • I'd be ecstatic just to have multiple aspect ratios selectable in the camera, and corresponding masks visible in the OVF. That seems simple enough to do. I crop most of my photos to 4:3 or square, ...
  • Not everyone who wants a large-sensored camera also wants large lenses. Listen, I've been around this block before, as a Sony/Minolta user. Happy was the day when I spotted up from my a700, the ...
  • Replied in Fake, fake, fake
    Has anybody pointed out the size of missile? It's large, not a simple faraway dot. A large rocket would appear this large from 500-1000 feet away, but the actual launch site was more like 500 ...
  • The presence of a "Crop" control seems unnecessary if the camera does a simple crop for APS-C lenses. That could be handled automatically, like Nikon does (I think, I don't own one). But this dial...

  • Now I recall what that rear screen support system reminds me of! My old "Baby Linhof" 6x7 field camera had a film back that could be extended from the body at each of the four corners, tilting the...

  • You bet that the late-2015 shipping date has slipped! Pentax announced about a month ago that the camera will be available next spring.

  • I'm surprised that this smooth rubber, Touit-style focusing ring appears on a pure MF lens. On my two Touits, it's a challenge to find the focusing ring. I really wish they had raised the ring, or...

  • For sale, one Nikon 10.5 mm fisheye lens to fix DX cameras. This one is in like-new condition, clean internally and unmarked externally. Sold with original front and rear caps. Detailed photos are ...
  • I was in the area last fall, which was spectacular. It was a wet spell, like the one we've been having this spring. My best photos came on stormy days, with dynamic, moody skies. I'd be more ...
  • This Panasonic flash is one of my favorite flashes ever. It's small but durable- mine has over 60,000 exposures and counting. The control layout is blessed simplicity, and it has all the tilts and ...
  • Haunting the used camera shops herein the states, I've picked up Metz flashes for the cost of a good filter. I have three now, for a total cost of about $100. So each flash cost me about as much ...
  • By now, I think we're all aware of the causes of shutter/mirror noise in DSLRs. They have reason to be loud, for all the flipping and flapping going on inside. But why are some DSLR's so much ...
  • Well, I got mine at a pawn shop for little better price... $300, combined with the 50-135/2.8 they also had. I wasn't even looking for an F2.8 pair, but I'm likin' them now. Even if they did ...
  • Metz 45-CT4: Best. Flash. Ever. Made. For all my flash work since 1985, I've used one these. I like to call it "The Camera Handle." Unlike  hot shoe flashes, it's never fallen off or broken off. I ...
  • We need to distinguish between the two lines of Pentax sealed lenses. There's the more affordable WR series of variable-length zooms, and the DA* series . They're the best-sealed, Says Pentax. One ...
  • It's an all-around great camera for parent photographers. I've used one through high school, where it did a great job with night and stage performances. During marching band events, I could get ...
  • Short answer is, they don't. But shutter noise sure does vary greatly! My Sony a850, beloved full frame beast that it was, sounded like a rat trap snapping. But today I showed my Pentax K5IIs to a ...
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