jwkphoto

jwkphoto

Lives in United States Albuquerque, NM, United States
Works as a Photographer
Has a website at jwkphotodesign.com
Joined on Jul 28, 2011

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For me to look at photos of Cheney is like looking at photos of Hitler, not a dimes worth of difference.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 26, 2015 at 23:30 UTC as 41st comment | 2 replies

Why does Canon have lower Dynamic range than my lowly Sony A6000? When will Canon get their act together? Canon 12.4 and A6000 13.1.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 11, 2015 at 00:57 UTC as 33rd comment | 9 replies
On Beyond the table top: 5 mini tripods reviewed article (154 comments in total)
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jwkphoto: I keep in my camera bag a Leitz Table Top tripod I bought in 1969. I've used it hundreds of times and made many of my best photos with it. It still works perfectly!

Mine has the shorter ball head so it's a little lighter. It was whooping $26 when new and at that time it was a lot of money equal to $169 in today's money. Another way to look at it is my Sony A6000 at today's $600 is equal to $93 in 1969 money! My new 1969 Minolta SRT 101 was $225 and in today's money, $1,450.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 30, 2015 at 22:09 UTC
On Beyond the table top: 5 mini tripods reviewed article (154 comments in total)

I keep in my camera bag a Leitz Table Top tripod I bought in 1969. I've used it hundreds of times and made many of my best photos with it. It still works perfectly!

Direct link | Posted on Jun 30, 2015 at 16:45 UTC as 54th comment | 2 replies
On Sony a6000 Review preview (838 comments in total)
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jwkphoto: I'm a professional real estate photographer and I have the A6000 with the 16-50 kit lens. This camera replaces a Sony A65 with a Sigma F4-5.6 10-20 lens. I find the 6000 to be superior to the 65 in nearly every way. For my photos I find the 16-50 to be optically better than the Sigma. the 6000 does in camera lens corrections for lens distortion and color correction which greatly reduces my photography and post processing time by 30%. I know there has been lots of discussion about how bad the quality of the kit lens is but I've made very sharp 16x20 prints from it and it can go even larger.

I love my little A6000 and everything about it!

I don't need one, I already have the sigma 10-20 and a Sony lens adapter. I only use it when I need a wider angle. I find the 16mm setting on the 16-50 to be perfect for 99% of the photos I make, there's too much perspective distortion when used any wider which most RE snappers use.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 19, 2015 at 23:41 UTC
On Sony a7R II has 42.4MP on full frame BSI CMOS sensor article (1263 comments in total)

People here are complaining about the price of $3200. In today's money that is nearly $900 cheaper than the junk 12MP Canon 5D I bought in 2005. It's the worst camera for dependability I ever bought and I'll never buy another Canon, it's Sony for me ever since 2008!

Direct link | Posted on Jun 10, 2015 at 21:43 UTC as 194th comment
On Sam.ACR_ISO200_f1.4 photo in dpreview review samples's photo gallery (1 comment in total)

This photo brings back great memories, my first new car was a 67 Mustang!

Direct link | Posted on May 21, 2015 at 14:58 UTC as 1st comment
On photo in sample gallery (1 comment in total)

This photo brings back great memories, my first new car was a 67 Mustang!

Direct link | Posted on May 21, 2015 at 14:58 UTC as 1st comment
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jwkphoto: About 25 years ago, I got tired of so many lens caps in my bag of Minolta Maxxum lenses I decided to do something about it. I took double sided form tape and stuck two rear caps together and wrapped them together with black electrical tape. This way, I have two lenses stacked together and it reduces lenses rolling around in the bag and misplacing caps . My first digital cameras were Canon and I did it with them too. Later I switched to Sony to use my old Maxxum lenses. For very long lenses I only us one rear cap.

I want to add, I put the camera body cap on the open rear lens cap to reduce the dust collection.

Direct link | Posted on May 1, 2015 at 20:24 UTC

About 25 years ago, I got tired of so many lens caps in my bag of Minolta Maxxum lenses I decided to do something about it. I took double sided form tape and stuck two rear caps together and wrapped them together with black electrical tape. This way, I have two lenses stacked together and it reduces lenses rolling around in the bag and misplacing caps . My first digital cameras were Canon and I did it with them too. Later I switched to Sony to use my old Maxxum lenses. For very long lenses I only us one rear cap.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 30, 2015 at 03:51 UTC as 22nd comment | 2 replies

I've had a few Lensbabys over the years and overall I thought they were over priced and a pain to use. So I made my own from a rack and pinion steering boot, magnifying lenses from the dollar store and a T adapter. Total cost less than $20 for each lens, an F1.4 55mm, and F2 100mm and I get the results I wanted. There is no way I would pay 500 bucks for a Lensbaby!

Direct link | Posted on Apr 12, 2015 at 02:11 UTC as 33rd comment | 1 reply
On Sony A3000 preview (680 comments in total)

On Thursday, I bought a Sony a3000 with the 18-55 kit lens for $159. It was on sale in one of the big box stores and this was the last one and was a display model. I'm actually impressed with it, it's not as bad as some of the people here say it is. I'll be playing around with it it the next few days and I'll report bak here.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 20, 2015 at 08:08 UTC as 13th comment
On 3,200MP LSST camera gets construction approval article (257 comments in total)
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jwkphoto: It's only 3.2 gigapixel, a little better than the Hubble at 1MP, but what wonderful images that 1MP has given us!

The great thing about orbiting telescopes is there is no atmosphere to get in the way and they can work 24 hours a day. The last I heard is the Hubble will be replaced in the next few years.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 3, 2015 at 20:43 UTC
On 3,200MP LSST camera gets construction approval article (257 comments in total)

It's only 3.2 gigapixel, a little better than the Hubble at 1MP, but what wonderful images that 1MP has given us!

Direct link | Posted on Feb 3, 2015 at 04:22 UTC as 101st comment | 3 replies
On Sony a6000 Review preview (838 comments in total)

I'm a professional real estate photographer and I have the A6000 with the 16-50 kit lens. This camera replaces a Sony A65 with a Sigma F4-5.6 10-20 lens. I find the 6000 to be superior to the 65 in nearly every way. For my photos I find the 16-50 to be optically better than the Sigma. the 6000 does in camera lens corrections for lens distortion and color correction which greatly reduces my photography and post processing time by 30%. I know there has been lots of discussion about how bad the quality of the kit lens is but I've made very sharp 16x20 prints from it and it can go even larger.

I love my little A6000 and everything about it!

Direct link | Posted on Jan 21, 2015 at 04:03 UTC as 25th comment | 2 replies
On The Wild Southwest: Jory Vander Galien's landscapes article (62 comments in total)

I've been to most of these places and I think overall Jory Vander Galien did an excellent job photographing them.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 18, 2015 at 03:13 UTC as 21st comment
On Mid-range Mirrorless camera roundup (2014) article (24 comments in total)

I bought a Sony A6000 five weeks ago to photograph houses for real estate listings and for the past year I've been using a Sony A65. Two weeks ago I started using the 6000 to see how it would work in my job. One thing I thought I would miss is the built in level. Well, I don't, the 6000 is so easy to lineup it's not needed. The 16-50 kit lens works perfectly for this kind of work. The camera automatically adjusts for color and lens distortions making it very easy to line up the vertical lines in the image. The image noise has been greatly reduced and the 6000's color engine has been improved to the point where what I see on the LCD matches what I see in real life. By using the 6000 I've cut my in house photo time by 33% and the post processing time by 33%.

I love this camera, the best I've ever used by far!

Direct link | Posted on Jan 17, 2015 at 23:01 UTC as 8th comment
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jwkphoto: I'd love to see some lower priced good quality lenses for my A6000. The 16-50 kit lens copy I have is not bad, I've already made sharp 16X20 prints with it.

These lenses look like they are standard Alpha lenses with an extended rear case to make for the longer FL. Why not make E mount lens cases shorter for the shorter body depth, something like my 16-30 is now. It would reduce weight, cost and increase lens quality .

It seems to me, Sony is trying to get rid of it's Minolta heritage, the best flash foot design ever, the best auto fill flash, in body stabilization among other things.

I hope it doesn't break for you, I've had many break on Canon, Nikon, Pentax and pre-1990 Minoltas

Direct link | Posted on Jan 13, 2015 at 03:16 UTC

I'd love to see some lower priced good quality lenses for my A6000. The 16-50 kit lens copy I have is not bad, I've already made sharp 16X20 prints with it.

These lenses look like they are standard Alpha lenses with an extended rear case to make for the longer FL. Why not make E mount lens cases shorter for the shorter body depth, something like my 16-30 is now. It would reduce weight, cost and increase lens quality .

It seems to me, Sony is trying to get rid of it's Minolta heritage, the best flash foot design ever, the best auto fill flash, in body stabilization among other things.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 11, 2015 at 02:11 UTC as 32nd comment | 4 replies
On Tune in to DPReview Live this Thursday and Friday article (238 comments in total)

For Sony - I am a very long time Minolta-Sony user, I have Maxxum lenses going back to May 1985 and Sony A mount from 2006. I love the system and I will not switch to E-mount cameras and lenses. Will there be any more A mount cameras and lenses? If not I WILL leave Sony forever!

Direct link | Posted on Oct 8, 2014 at 03:31 UTC as 64th comment
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