Doug J

Doug J

Lives in United States living in Asia for the past 12 years, home is in, FL, United States
Has a website at
Joined on Dec 9, 2002
About me:

Various film bodies beginning in the 60's, including medium format, later a Minolta SRT 201; some misc. digital P&S cameras and eventually moved to Canon 10D; now shoot with a 30D & 1DMkIII, I replaced a S45 with a S100 for travel & casual shooting.

I use an iPhone 5s for more casual stuff lately, I'll probably add a mirrorless body to replace the 30D for shots beyond what the iPhone & S100 can do. Although I really like a "fit in the pocket" camera like the S100.

Lenses are a key part of photography gear, what I currently shoot with:

EF 20mm f/2.8
EF 24mm f/1.4L
EF 17-40mm f/4.0L
EF 50mm f/1.4
EF 24-70mm f/2.8L
EF 28-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS
EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS
EF 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 DO IS
EF 300mm f/4.0L IS
EF 300mm f/2.8L IS
EF 800mm f/5.6L IS

Tripods, monopods, heads, a 4th Dimension Mongoose M3.6 gimbal, flashes, flash extender, plus the routine assortment of parts & pieces. I'm still looking for skill....

In spite of my limitations, many of my photos have been published. Even a blind squirrel gets lucky sometimes and finds a nut...

Doug J's recent activity

  • Although nice in theory, there are unfortunate examples where ego and/or money cloud some pros' judgement resulted in unethical actions. This isn't unique to photography, pick a profession or ...
  • Well said, I agree. I might add being an ethical pro. Cheers, Doug
  • Yup, I'm aware of some of those, notice that the frauds were obviously caught, I expect there are those that passed scrutiny and were published. Although the article is from 2006, no doubt there ...
  • It's clear Reuters doesn't want heavily manipulated/edited/forged photos, regardless of how it was done or by who. I've read they have a very large editing/review staff, no doubt some photos ...
  • Everything I've read points to that PetaPixel article. In DPR's news item on this, DPR stated they asked Reuters for information, apparently no reply yet. This was suggested in the Reuters' quote ...
  • Henry, here's the Reuters' quote as reported by PetaPixel. "Hi, I’d like to pass on a note of request to our freelance contributors due to a worldwide policy change.. In future, please don’t send ...
  • When you say "preview" you might be looking at the thumbnails that the camera produces using the various JPG settings in the camera. The Raw file needs various parameters to be set when doing the ...
  • Yup, I agree. Add in the various chargers for AA batteries, cordless appliances & tools and I need to keep some of the instructions for each close at hand. Cheers, Doug
  • A search in this site returns lots of posts for the eBay reseller Getitdigital. These may help. Cheers, Doug
  • Good enough depends on your specific needs and experiences. It's relatively easy to upgrade, or downgrade, as your needs change. No need to oversubscribe and pay more for something you don't need. ...
  • A good explanation. Cheers, Doug
  • Be careful Henry or with some thinking like that one might believe they moved a submarine to the desert for the launch. :-) Cheers, Doug
  • Replied in You don't
    My point is that how you capture & use your photos works for you, but you cannot decide how others practice their photography, their needs or what they do with their work. Not everyone shoots ...
  • True, it might also be their definition of the word 'chassis'. The above illustration & text describes the outer shell of the camera as the chassis, yet it's labeled as Magnesium Alloy Body . ...
  • This won't be the first time a manufacturer's marketing dept. expressed excessive creativity. The tear downs and comparisons of the various bodies illustrates the use of plastic chassis. There is ...
  • Photoshop work, not believable. There are numerous stills & videos that look realistic, this one is a fail. Cheers, Doug
  • Replied in You don't
    The bit that you neglected to state is 'how I use my photos'. How you use your photos may not be the same as how others do. Cheers, Doug
  • It's great that what you use works well for your use. However, recognize that your use model may be different from that of other photogs, those that have different needs. There are many genres in ...
  • I've lived in Asia for 15 years and have traveled a lot in Asia & SEA. I figure out what I may need for a trip and pack accordingly, looking for a minimal kit - 1 DSLR body, typically 3 lenses (WA ...
  • I live in Singapore, based on my experiences Canon will repair any of their lenses that are not obsolete - meaning they have parts for the repair. Cheers, Doug
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