Doug J

Lives in United States living in Asia for the past 12 years, home is in, FL, United States
Has a website at http://pbase.com/dougj
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

  • They can and should be satisfied with what they're shooting. Insecure folks, like the OP, attempt to justify their choices without consideration of others' needs and desires. Cheers, Doug
  • Replied in Naked Skydiver
    A good shot for a post on Reddit ;-) Cheers, Doug
  • Sounds high. Our local photo club organizes events like this but keep the number of photogs lower. With 20 you're going to have to do pushing, jockeying for position, etc to get shots. They might ...
  • Technologies advance - what we see today will be different tomorrow and we consumers benefit. Do you really equate choice in gear to happiness? They're only inanimate boxes, pick one or more that ...
  • Agreed, I don't know why some continue with the mirrorless mantra, other than their own insecurities and need to reach out for support on their decision. I don't care if it's a DSLR, MILC or TLR, ...
  • Replied in Newton?
    I wish the US would make the final transition to the metric system (I'm a US guy). Using 2 systems is very cumbersome in dealing with software & standards in chem & petrochem, no doubt other areas ...
  • Amazon does something similar - this item is less expensive via these vendors, sponsored links, sponsored promotion links, see all buying options, etc. Cheers, Doug
  • LOL, well done :-D Cheers, Doug
  • Good question JP, lets see how, and if, the OP replies. I'd also like to see some of his work. Cheers, Doug
  • An interesting biz model. I don't see what existing or emerging market they are targeting. The question is if someone would pay to view an online image when there are so many online images ...
  • Well said Geoffrey - not a big issue at all. Cheers, Doug
  • There are some windmills that need your attention. Cheers, Doug
  • You clearly don't understand the difference between photojournalism versus generic photography and editing. This thread is quite similar to the one on flash memory and x-ray screening. Carry on ...
  • A waste of time. Some of his photos were edited by incompetent techs on his staff. So what? These weren't photojournalism photos depicting war, the justices/injustices of whatever cause, an attempt ...
  • I change lenses in the field when the conditions permit - no rain, salt water spray, high wind, excessive dust, etc. I have 11 lenses, when shooting BIF I'll carry a maximum of 2 long telephotos ...
  • Yeah, I got that. But even with the emoticons I used, my comments seemed to go over your head. Cheers, Doug
  • Thanks for that, don't know if we've seen a 20-year necro. But why not. I don't know that I'll be around in 10-years time, but go for it :-) Franco, you could be in a great position to continue ...
  • Nope, I have Zeiss lenses in 2 of my frames and they're really quite good. Costly, but the results for me are worth it compared to what I used previously. Cheers, Doug Bird galleries on PBase Gener ...
  • Interesting, if you have the time please post your experiences after the site has been up for several months. Thanks. Cheers, Doug
  • Let this one pass into internet history, no meaningful value in keeping it going. Cheers, Doug
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