Darrell Spreen

Darrell Spreen

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Joined on Feb 13, 2000

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  • Replied in Nice samples
    I like your tight framing (especially the 2 elephants).  I believe the FZ200 is the best camera of its type today (I don't own one, but I'm always impressed with the photos posted).
  • Replied in Sunpak 120j II
    This is a new flash, but presumably very much like the original 120J which is a classic. I have used Sunpak flashes (not the 120J) for many years and have never had a problem. Here are some reviews ...
  • I'm not familiar with a 188A Speedlite, but any external flash should work if it fits a standard hot shoe. You may have to go into the menu and turn the flash option on and you need to be in ...
  • Replied in Two suggestions
    1. Make friends. My wife has a real rapport with hummers, and it helps because many of them are friendly (or at least inquisitive) and fearless. :) 2. Have patience. They will often come to you. I ...
  • Replied in Suggestions
    This is helpful. I imagine she is used to P&S convenience and having considerable depth of field for closeups with those cameras (using whatever lights she already has). With that experience, I ...
  • You haven't said how the photos are to be used. If they're for the web, I suggest you can work with a wide variety of cameras if they have a good macro capability. With jewelry photography, I'm ...
  • I noticed that the 5DII appears to be their current "platform" for Canon lens testing. I've also seen Imatest published results for both lenses and the graphs pretty much mirror Photozone's, as ...
  • Maybe I have missed the point of the selection of these cameras, but shouldn't the Fuji XS-1 also be in this group?
  • Replied in new measurements
    I believe the recent Photozone measurements have switched to a full-frame camera and that changes LW/PH (because the picture height is different). That's the problem with LW/PH as a measurement of ...
  • I found these measurements which I'm pretty sure were done under the same test conditions.  They simply confirm what everyone has said, though the 40mm lens seems to have greater measured ...
  • I just fixed the link in my post above -- that site does a direct comparison with the 50mm 1.8 II which has the same optical formula as the new 50mm stm.  The coating change in the new version ...
  • There have been several comparative tests of these 2 lenses online (One example if DPR permits the link: http://www.cameralabs.com/reviews/Canon_EF_40mm_f2-8_STM/ In general, the construction of ...
  • Submitted a challenge entry Ranch hand
    Placed 25th in the challenge.
  • It may not be art, but it's clever and shows a lot of humor in the details. I think of it like a multi-track audio recording where one individual may play several instruments -- we've listened to...

  • I've tuned in to your ongoing series and am anxiously waiting for the next set of photos, even though I can't see how they can be better than these!
  • Your photos look great on my monitor -- beautiful color quality and nice compositions!  I also appreciate the size of the originals.  It's possible to immediately appreciate the picture without ...
  • Every Panasonic camera I have owned has a WB adjust menu and there have been many threads that recommend shifting the WB a few steps toward amber to solve the very common blue cast of Panasonic ...
  • Instead of the profusion of pocket cameras that we used to see (all colors of the rainbow), most of the new offerings seem to appeal to those who enjoy photography as an "adventure" along the way ...
  • Yes, Instagram is indeed a place to post pictures, used by the young and old. It became popular initially for the picture processing filters it offered to those who had no real image-editing ...
  • Replied in Ricoh too
    My CX1 has focus bracketing -- camera takes 5 rapid shots, each with slight focus variation.  It works in all PASM modes but not if you're using other bracketing options.
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