jmmgarza

jmmgarza

Lives in United States Fort Worth, TX, United States
Works as a Photographer
Has a website at http://www.jmmgarza.com
Joined on Dec 6, 2010
About me:

Most of my photographs were shot with a Hasselblad C/CM/ELM, Sinar F 4x5, Nikon F2-3, my wife's Nikon D70s and now my personal Nikon D800. Finally!

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random78: I only see thumbnails of the gallery images on the last page. Clicking on the thumbnails doesn't open the gallery

None to bright a statement by Potemkin_Photo. Please take at least one photo class before you say such dumb stuff.

Direct link | Posted on May 15, 2012 at 20:13 UTC
On L1000324 photo in dpreview review samples's photo gallery (1 comment in total)

Fabulous detail. Congrats Leica for having the b@lls to make a great BW camera.

Direct link | Posted on May 15, 2012 at 20:10 UTC as 1st comment
On L1000272-DNG photo in dpreview review samples's photo gallery (4 comments in total)

Love the Leica photos.

Direct link | Posted on May 15, 2012 at 20:09 UTC as 1st comment

Leica lenses are great and their cameras timeless. The photos look fabulous. Some may want to whine about this... but it is the truth. Again... the photos look GREAT!

Direct link | Posted on May 15, 2012 at 20:05 UTC as 10th comment | 1 reply
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Element42: I am probably not enlightened yet so excuse my beginner's question:
aside from a Leica being a great quality camera what is the point of a B&W sensor? Would I not be off eqaully well by taking color RAW shots and then use great tools like Silver Efex able to do everything I would ever want on the B&W front?
(I understand why B&W RAW is better than B&W JPG :-))

The photos on the new Leica look great. That says it all.

Direct link | Posted on May 15, 2012 at 20:02 UTC
On Leica M-Monochrom preview (452 comments in total)

Now... a high-quality black ink only large-format ink jet printer.

Direct link | Posted on May 11, 2012 at 03:01 UTC as 130th comment | 2 replies
On Just Posted: In-depth Nikon D800 review article (541 comments in total)

My friends who shot 4x5 and 8x10 in the past are getting older (60+). They love the idea of the high-rez D800E and not having to lug around a big-fat camera, holders and tripod anymore. Yes, technology marches on.

Direct link | Posted on May 9, 2012 at 23:21 UTC as 59th comment
On Just Posted: In-depth Nikon D800 review article (541 comments in total)
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Zilvinas K: People should look back to the fundamentals of what 35mm format is all about. It is fotojournalism, all about compact size and high iso. If you are a seroius studio shooter you go with medium format, 36 MP on 35mm format is irrelevant. If you are a photojournalist, then you choose clearly unsurpassed high iso best performer D700 (dpreview tests clearly show that, you can't beat laws of physics with a size of photosites). If you neither but a pixel peeper with money then D800 is for you. Nikon has clearly lost a logical path of development. Focus on optics not pixels.

Technology marches on. I am still holding out for an ocular implant.

Direct link | Posted on May 9, 2012 at 23:15 UTC
On Just Posted: In-depth Nikon D800 review article (541 comments in total)

Yes, I would love to see D800E test shots. Thanks.

Direct link | Posted on May 9, 2012 at 00:29 UTC as 144th comment
On Nikon D800 preview (1110 comments in total)
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srimano: As a Canon user (with a quite an investment in Canon gear), I was at first too disappointed to see lower specs of Canon 5d3 and 1dx, in comparison to D4 and D800. To add to this, DxO Marks declared D800 sensor as the new 'Best' sensor leading even PhaseOne IQ180 (previous best).

From the sensor quality and image quality point of view (ignoring all other aspects like focusing etc), is D800 sensor really that good?

When I looked, like hundreds of samples images.. I am not convinced at all. I still think D3s and 1Ds3 produce more stunning images than D800/D4 and 1Dx respectively. Hell with the metrics some people use to compare those sensors..

In this case, I think I will just go with my eyes. I will continue to be Canon...

The new 5d3 is a great camera. More pixels doesn't always equate to better photographs... always.

Direct link | Posted on May 2, 2012 at 00:47 UTC
On Nikon D800 preview (1110 comments in total)
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Theophis: Buyer beware:

An expensive camera will NOT guarantee better pictures, unless ALL the necessary skills are brought together - alongside a complete set of imaging tools. Invest some money in training workshops, books, and/or other video training materials. Time and practice are obvious requirements.

I can still take excellent pictures using my D200. I have taken about 70,000 pictures - 3 1/2 years with the D700. I've posted about 3,500 good quality images on my website.

That being said, I am waiting for a package containing my new D800E.

Reading Dpreview reviews, and comments from my fellow photographers is getting long in the tooth. Now, I have worries about the autofocusing problems that some have discussed, and how the 36MP resolution and how that will impact my workflow. I always shoot RAW/NEF and will continue to do same.

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I saw your pix... take more classes.

Direct link | Posted on May 2, 2012 at 00:45 UTC
On Nikon D800 preview (1110 comments in total)
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Upadhya: Hi Folks, I have a question for all the experts out there.
I am an amateur waiting for my new D800. I currently shoot with a D300 and wanted to upgrade to full frame. Since I wanted full frame with video, D800 is my choice. With that said, I am not a big fan of 36MP. I am in fact a little concerned about the file size. I mostly shoot Jpeg. The biggest two reasons for my upgrade to full frame is better ISO handling and a larger angle of view.

Here is my question:
Since I shoot mostly JPEG, I know I can reduce the file size by reducing the picture quality. But, does reducing picture quality affect ISO? Please advise.

You are buying a Ferrari and plan to only take it to the mall. Good luck.

Direct link | Posted on May 2, 2012 at 00:42 UTC
On Just Posted: Nikon D3200 preview samples gallery article (499 comments in total)
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jon404: Good for an entry-level DSLR. The ISO 3200 capability is impressive. But the lens isn't particularly sharp, more on a P&S quality level. Anyone moving up from a small-sensor camera would probably want something a good deal better than this, since you are sacrificing the portability of, say, an Olympus XZ-1.

That harbor shot was fuzzy... too.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 25, 2012 at 04:55 UTC
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tkbslc: Pretty great time we live in when even the $600 cameras do pretty good ISO 6400-12800 and have enough resolution for monster prints. Add the 35mm f1.8 or 50mm f1.8 for $200 and you have an $800 kit that can shoot places you wouldn't have dreamed of 3-4 years ago.

Back in the day you would buy a Nikon and it was good for many years. Today, one or two years. It is all relative.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 25, 2012 at 04:51 UTC
On Just Posted: Nikon D3200 preview samples gallery article (499 comments in total)
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skytripper: What I would like to know if why anybody thought it would be a good idea to make a camera like this in red???

My wife likes red. She has a new red Canon.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 25, 2012 at 04:49 UTC
On Just Posted: Nikon D3200 preview samples gallery article (499 comments in total)

To bad the kit lens doesn't (apparently) do the sensor justice. Just okay.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 25, 2012 at 04:47 UTC as 123rd comment
On Photoshop CS6 Beta: New Features for Photographers article (154 comments in total)

More crazy talk about Photoshop. I thought in 1970 I was hearing too much blather from folks in college yapping about their Nikons, Hasselblads and Leicas. Photoshop is a great tool in the hands of an artist/technician. Yes, I would love to upgrade.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 23, 2012 at 17:44 UTC as 18th comment
On Adobe announces Photoshop CS6 and CS6 Extended article (82 comments in total)

Great news for the Photoshop junkie. This software keeps getting better and better and I still only use a few of the tools. Too bad my software and computer budget requires that I wait six months before I upgrade and send my cash to Silicon Valley.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 23, 2012 at 17:40 UTC as 28th comment | 1 reply

Nice, but not my cup of tea. Yes, another one of my brilliant observations. Thanks.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 23, 2012 at 17:35 UTC as 9th comment
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audijam: buy D800 if you take pictures of your girls
buy Leaf if get paid to take pictures of other people's girls

end of discussion

Obviously this person never got paid. It is not the camera it is the photographer.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 23, 2012 at 17:32 UTC
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