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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Only from the mind of Minolta!

Link | Posted on May 3, 2016 at 15:44 UTC as 3rd comment
On article Swirly bokeh: Lensbaby announces Twist 60 lens (118 comments in total)

I've had two Lensbaby lenses and I never got the images I wanted. So, I made my own lenses out of magnifying lenses and got it. Total cost per lens was around $15.

Link | Posted on Apr 12, 2016 at 14:13 UTC as 36th comment
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Shiranai: Now that I've tried it out I really don't know why they charged $150 for that anyways. After all it's just a bunch of filters that almost every smarthphone app offers for free. Although I really like the area correction feature, I get better results working only in lightroom/camera raw.
Almost all give your picture that filtered look. And thats something I'd rather avoid.

They are over processed because you made them that way. You need to learn how to use the program properly.

Link | Posted on Mar 27, 2016 at 17:12 UTC
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Macromind: Total waste of time. No indication as to how to import pictures. "Help" useless.
Communication as to use not available. My trial is over! CS6 and NX are still AOK with me.

Macromind - If you have Nik loaded into Photoshop and open an image in PS, the Nik toolbar comes to life. all you need to do is click on one of the programs and your image is automatically opened. Next, you work on the image and click save at the bottom right then it's back into PS. There are hundreds of videos on YouTube, just Google it.

Link | Posted on Mar 27, 2016 at 00:35 UTC
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Shiranai: Now that I've tried it out I really don't know why they charged $150 for that anyways. After all it's just a bunch of filters that almost every smarthphone app offers for free. Although I really like the area correction feature, I get better results working only in lightroom/camera raw.
Almost all give your picture that filtered look. And thats something I'd rather avoid.

Shiranai - $150? When Nik first produced the software nearly 10 years ago, that was the price of each of programs, I know because I bought them! None of them have been updated for about 4 years and I see no need for it. Now, when I update my computer, instead of loading each separately, I can do it all at once and no ser.# to load. Even though I paid for them years ago, I got my monies worth, I use Nik on nearly every image I process.

Link | Posted on Mar 26, 2016 at 15:24 UTC
On article Upwardly mobile: Sony a6300 Review (2057 comments in total)
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Siobhan A: Kind of sad. After 2 year Sony still doesn't have an APSC camera that competes with the NX1, and no F/2,.8 zooms for APSC users...unless you want to spend $2400 or $3000 for one lens that's twice the size.
Samsung had a superb 85mm F/1.8 for under $800...Sony has one for almost 3 times that much and its twice the size.

Anyway, Nikon and Samsung images still look better...and that is from cameras two years older.

ttran88 - I already have loads of Minolta - Sony SR, AF, Nikon, Canon, Sigma and Pentax lenses I can attach to them. Most of them are auto focus and as fast as F1.2 and as long as 500mm. I don't need to spend many thousands for new lenses, been there done that, no more!

Link | Posted on Mar 20, 2016 at 01:11 UTC
On article Upwardly mobile: Sony a6300 Review (2057 comments in total)
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Siobhan A: Kind of sad. After 2 year Sony still doesn't have an APSC camera that competes with the NX1, and no F/2,.8 zooms for APSC users...unless you want to spend $2400 or $3000 for one lens that's twice the size.
Samsung had a superb 85mm F/1.8 for under $800...Sony has one for almost 3 times that much and its twice the size.

Anyway, Nikon and Samsung images still look better...and that is from cameras two years older.

ttran88 - I know what you mean, I have the a3000 converted to IR, and the a6000 and I'm really suffering making some of the very best photos I've every made! But it's something I'll just have to live with :-)

Link | Posted on Mar 19, 2016 at 02:41 UTC
On article Video: A quick look at the Sony a6300 (217 comments in total)
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drivecancel: I see it still uses that awful eyecup...

Well, not quite, it's been 16 months and it hasn't fallen off yet!

Link | Posted on Feb 9, 2016 at 20:16 UTC
On article Video: A quick look at the Sony a6300 (217 comments in total)
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drivecancel: I see it still uses that awful eyecup...

I put a little bit of rubber glue on each side if the eyecup over a year ago and it hasn't fallen off. With a little push in can be removed if needed.

Link | Posted on Feb 4, 2016 at 23:31 UTC
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PatMann: Not quite 645 full frame, but close (about 93.4%). My Pentax 645 slides are about 41.5 x 56mm in image area. Certainly still a long way from 6 x 6 or 6 x 7 medium format film sizes.

When George Eastman invented the original Kodak camera, the film he made was 70 mm wide. Thomas Edison was was inventing a motion picture camera and he went to Eastman to find out what kind of film he could produce for him. Eastman cut his film down the center to make 35mm film. The first Leica camera was made to test test the movie film for proper exposure using the same frame size as the motion picture camera, 24mm x 18mm. This was called full frame. It was too small for any kind of still film quality so the frame size was doubled to 24x36. For a while, this size was called double frame.

Link | Posted on Jan 4, 2016 at 19:13 UTC
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PatMann: Not quite 645 full frame, but close (about 93.4%). My Pentax 645 slides are about 41.5 x 56mm in image area. Certainly still a long way from 6 x 6 or 6 x 7 medium format film sizes.

Way back in the days, anything smaller than 4X5 was considered small format!

Link | Posted on Jan 3, 2016 at 19:00 UTC
On article Sony a6000 Review (890 comments in total)
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doclannybay: Hi! everyone.

I'm a zero knowledge about camera ( Please i mean ZERO). I want to buy a camera for my lovely daughter for Christmas gift. I read the review (Sony A 6000, it fit my budget to compare with Cannon D-70 too expensive, still
don't have the right answer for my question which i have in mind. I would like to post my questions here , please somebody help:
* If the camera has feature as video , could it video long 1 hour for wedding ?
*What should i have the lens for the camera, which could do the job such as:
- Wide angle - Portrait - video filming - sports
They all fours in one or do i have to buy 02 difference lenses
Thank you so much for helping me

No, you can not do a 1 hour video with a still camera. the law will only allow 29 mins. at most. With the a6000, the longest I've gotten has been about 23 min. or so before it heats up and shuts down. After about 15 min. of cooling off, I can get another 18 min. before it shuts down again. You would be better off getting a video camera to do 1 hour.

Link | Posted on Dec 1, 2015 at 15:14 UTC
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Zvonimir Tosic: Kill Kodak, you kill film photography. Kill Sony, you kill digital imaging. I would not be surprised if Kodak was not deliberately sabotaged and expropriated, at least to an extent. So when one day Sony Imaging goes bust in the deflationary economy, like Kodak did, imaging industry goes the way of film, at an accelerated pace.
And we are back to the drawing board, pencil and pen. So we should invest in Steadtler's and Faber Castel's shares? :-)

Kodak invented digital photography beginning in the 1970s. They could have made it even better but they let others do it. They basically got out of the digital business at the turn of the century and by that time digital began taking over. Kodak caused there on death when they could have been a world leader. By the way, film and darkroom sales are now headed up!

Link | Posted on Oct 26, 2015 at 00:34 UTC
On article Holga Digital camera project launched on Kickstarter (150 comments in total)
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Andy Xorx: I'd be glad to have a "fun camera" with an open (royalty free) bayonet, module design and an array of simple plastic lenses. But! Based on a full frame sensor. Let it be very old and low pixel count. This concept could bring lots of fun. Holga idea is hollow as I see it. You get nothing more than you already have in a similarly priced chinese smartphone. But there you have a phone bundled in!

My FF sensor, 12.8 MP & serious Tool - the Canon EOS 5D was a piece of junk too. At 8000 frames, the shutter button fell apart and it cost $250 to fix it. I sold the camera on ebay and switched to a Sony A300, best camera move I ever made!

Link | Posted on Sep 6, 2015 at 15:45 UTC

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

Link | Posted on Jul 26, 2015 at 23:30 UTC as 50th 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.

Link | Posted on Jul 11, 2015 at 00:57 UTC as 36th comment | 9 replies
On article Beyond the table top: 5 mini tripods reviewed (191 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.

Link | Posted on Jun 30, 2015 at 22:09 UTC
On article Beyond the table top: 5 mini tripods reviewed (191 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!

Link | Posted on Jun 30, 2015 at 16:45 UTC as 74th comment | 2 replies
On article Sony a6000 Review (890 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.

Link | Posted on Jun 19, 2015 at 23:41 UTC

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!

Link | Posted on Jun 10, 2015 at 21:43 UTC as 197th comment
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