Darrell Spreen

Darrell Spreen

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Joined on Feb 13, 2000

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  • Created discussions My phonecam idea
    Let's assume selfies are here to stay. Since phones usually have front and back cameras, here's my idea where you can be looking at the scene for the selfie without standing with your back to it. T ...
  • A number of years ago (before it was called the cloud) I put a large number of my pictures on a well-established remote server for what I thought would be good backup storage. It was fine for a ...
  • I've had the problem with 2 other brands over the years, but not with my 3 Panasonics. When the zoom extends on (most) P&S cameras, small particles near the barrel of the lens can be sucked into ...
  • This is not just a Panasonic problem.  By any chance, do you carry cameras in your pocket?  That's the cause of most lint problems.
  • ....but I use the grandpa technique. ;-)
  • I also don't see any measurements of sensor color accuracy, which is very important to me in the real world. Of the cameras I have bought over the years, I have found a significant challenge in ...
  • Dude, I'm surprised that once you locked onto the 10D as the camera, you haven't been able to see anything else. That's too bad. To keep the discussion in context, the OP asked for information some ...
  • Replied in Kenko TC at 28mm
    While I realize it may not make much sense to most people to use a TC at 28mm, I found a shot taken at that focal length when I was testing my Kenko 1.5x TC with my EF 28-105mm USM lens at the ...
  • Replied in For Guy
    From what I can find, the 300 DGX is optimized for long focal length lenses (Kenko says greater than 100mm).  The MC4 DGX doesn't show that restriction.  When I bought my 1.5x, I chose the ...
  • I would have had the same knee-jerk reaction except that there are test results that show the Kenko TC is excellent. If the alternative lens choice is not "more fabulous" than the 24-70 f2.8II, the ...
  • Replied in Maybe some help
    I've been using the Kenko Teleplus SHQ DG teleconverter with my 28-105 Canon lens for a number of years on 2 different Canon aps-c cameras. This is a 1.5X teleconverter (previous generation I ...
  • It seems everyone is advising you to not put a camera in your pocket without some protection. You may call them pocket cameras, but most will be damaged eventually as you have found. My experience ...
  • 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 ...
  • Submitted a challenge entry The menu in a mirror
    Reflection of a mirror in a mirror at a French restaurant.
    Placed 19th in the challenge. Reflection of a mirror in a mirror at a French restaurant.
  • 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 ...
  • Submitted a challenge entry Hay Cart
    Placed 10th in the challenge.
  • 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 ...
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