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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 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

  • How much of the refunds were attributed to shipping losses versus returns? A few years ago Amazon started cancelling customer accounts for too many returns. Cheers, Doug
  • The false degree thing died a few years ago, as I understand it as a hiring manager in my MNC company. HR does all of the vetting procedures. This one is nothing less than a bit of humor. USD 250K, ...
  • LOL, someone with a bit of time on their hands (rainy day?) having a few chuckles ala fleaBay Cheers, Doug
  • He should have the right tool for the job. A video camera. As a "pro", he should be able to connect the dots and figure this one out. Cheers, Doug
  • There's a thread that Eric Fossum posted in here http://www.dpreview.com/forums/post/53184133 And another http://www.dpreview.com/forums/post/56528253 Cheers, Doug
  • Why bother. Does anyone really believe one's use of a camera, with branding visible in the outdoor shooting environment - walk around, birding, landscape, etc. will move people to buy that brand? ...
  • Replied in Samsung
    How does any of the above translate into Sony being "the most successful camera manufacturer"? How are you defining success? Sales, market share, profitability are some of the general business ...
  • No longer mods or just inactive? Cheers, Doug
  • Replied in Downvoting
    Agreed. With the current environment there would be far more abuse.
  • Replied in Downvoting
    As mentioned elsewhere in this thread, and others, the downvote received a lot of criticism, sometimes for good reasons. One area of abuse was the Beginners Questions forum - essentially every ...
  • Very nicely composed & shot - great color, bokeh. Speaks well of the lens and certainly the photographer. Cheers, Doug
  • You might try posting this in the Documentary & Street Photography forum. Cheers, Doug
  • Replied in Munia Birds
    Wikipedia & Wikimedia are sources worth checking. The images on those sites are under a Creative Commons license, the terms of which should be understood and respected. Cheers, Doug
  • Replied in Dear god
    Any device with an electric motor or transformer produces electromagnetic radiation. Cheers, Doug
  • It's methanol per their MSDS http://photosol.com/MSDS-ECL-EW-SS-PLUS-JUNE-2015.pdf There were some issues with the early Canon 5D and they reformulated to include IPA, I think that was changed when ...
  • Low interest, low return on the investment to do the reviews. Cheers, Doug
  • Replied in Stop!
    Perhaps a new name should include something related to sensor technology, with less focus on actual photography, to be all inclusive of the memberships' interests ;-) Cheers, Doug
  • Yup - wireless phone charging http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/categories/departments/wireless_charging/ Cheers, Doug
  • The like/dislike feature looks good on paper but is subject to abuse and subjective at best. I'd be surprised if anyone places any value on the number of upvotes on DPR posts. When DPR introduced ...
  • Replied in Stop!
    I suggest you reread the post in its entirety. Cheers, Doug
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