Gordon W

Gordon W

Lives in Canada Eastern Ontario, Canada
Works as a Retired Graphic Designer/Photographer/Illustrator
Joined on Aug 6, 2002
About me:

Current cameras - Canon 60D, Canon 500D/T1i, Panasonic FZ200, Panasonic ZS40/TZ60, Fuji FinePix S1
Current lenses - Canon EF-S 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6 IS, Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM
58mm Canon 250-D and 500-D Closeup Lenses (used on HS50), 77mm Canon 500D Closeup Lens (used on 100-400mm), Tamron-F AF Tele-converter 1.4X C-AF1 MC4
Inactive or past digital cameras - Canon 20D, Canon 400D/XTi, Canon S100, Fuji F550 EXR, Fuji HS50 EXR, Konica-Minolta A2, Panasonic ZS7/TZ10 (died), Nikon Coolpix 990 & 950, Sony F707
Past film cameras - 4x5 studio camera, Mamiya 645 MF, Four 35mm SLRs (now passed on to my children as family heirlooms)


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On Beautiful Dreamer: Garret Suhrie's moonlit landscapes article (57 comments in total)

Saw a few shots lit with early and late light and northern lights, so the 'moonlit' in the title is quite misleading. Great photography though.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 4, 2015 at 15:00 UTC as 24th comment | 1 reply
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phototransformations: Anyone know a direct download link to ACR 8.6? My Photoshop machine is not connected to the Internet. Thanks!

Yes, it was there because I used it not long after the article was posted.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 2, 2014 at 01:43 UTC
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phototransformations: Anyone know a direct download link to ACR 8.6? My Photoshop machine is not connected to the Internet. Thanks!

The link is also above at the bottom of this DPR article.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 1, 2014 at 07:27 UTC

Nice tips (and music)

Direct link | Posted on Jul 12, 2014 at 13:14 UTC as 33rd comment
On Portfolio: Photography student Luke Evans article (172 comments in total)

Is Luke related to someone at DPR? Can't imagine why else his work would be featured here. A couple of those images are somewhat interesting, a couple of them are utter trash, none of them move me in the slightest.

Direct link | Posted on May 26, 2014 at 13:17 UTC as 49th comment | 5 replies
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Gordon W: No RAW, no deal!

I certainly won't.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 29, 2014 at 18:34 UTC

No RAW, no deal!

Direct link | Posted on Jan 29, 2014 at 09:05 UTC as 20th comment | 3 replies
On Behind the Shot: Lost in Space article (89 comments in total)
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Kim Letkeman: Lovely image from the mountain upwards ... the water is incongruently devoid of the Milky-Way and filled with blurred and too bright individual stars. Although it was shot legitimately, this is a case where subduing the stars in the water part of the image and perhaps overlaying at least a hint of a reflection of the Milky Way would -- in my opinion at least -- dramatically enhance an already very nice image.

Agree with Kim.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 20, 2013 at 12:36 UTC
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Thomas Kachadurian: Nope. I'm not going to depend on them for software. I'll own it, or I won't use it.

Well said

Direct link | Posted on Sep 5, 2013 at 01:17 UTC

Can't imagine a camera I'd have less use for.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 25, 2013 at 18:31 UTC as 30th comment | 4 replies
On Forum updates article (68 comments in total)

Well done, DPR. I like the new features (which all seem to work properly) and just posted a somewhat lengthy forum reply that didn't vanish when I clicked on the 'Post' button. I might actually start to like the new forum design better than the original.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 13, 2013 at 16:16 UTC as 22nd comment
On Samsung unveils Galaxy S4 Zoom camera/phone hybrid article (222 comments in total)

The inevitable has happened. Glad to see it.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 12, 2013 at 13:48 UTC as 79th comment

So does that mean Gift should be pronounced Jift?

Direct link | Posted on May 22, 2013 at 19:36 UTC as 63rd comment | 3 replies
On Just Posted: Canon Pixma Pro-10 Review article (11 comments in total)

So far by the 23rd of this month, we've had one camera review and we now get a printer review. I visit here much less often than I did back in the years when we got timely camera reviews, now I'm not sure why I bother coming here at all anymore.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 23, 2013 at 22:02 UTC as 8th comment | 3 replies

Wow, what genius came up with this idiotic concept? Just what we need...more passwords.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 15, 2013 at 21:52 UTC as 62nd comment | 1 reply
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Retzius: 99% of the people who buy this lens won't read a review about it, or even check to see if one exists. Instead, how about we review the types of lenses that enthusiasts use, you know, the people who actually read lens reviews.

A rather arrogant elitist attitude, Retzius. I'm a serious enthusiast and as a user of a Canon 18-200, I find these lenses very interesting and I greatly appreciate DPR doing a review of it. Convenience can outweigh perfect IQ. I've sold plenty of photos taken with the 18-200 and had no complaints from purchasers about IQ.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 4, 2012 at 15:19 UTC
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photophile: LOL!! Hilarious.

Anyway, its camera "news" apparently.

Maybe because it actually is a real camera, photophile. Just happens to also include a phone. What's so amusing about that?

Direct link | Posted on Nov 12, 2012 at 21:30 UTC

Canon obviously spent a lot of effort coming up with an APS-C mirrorless that won't cannibalize their DSLR sales, but the end result is pretty unappealing as a result. Kind of like Photoshop vs Photoshop Elements.

If what is intended to be a small camera won't fit in a pocket, I can see no reason not to incorporate an EVF. I detest being forced to use the rear display as a viewfinder and therefore would never buy something without an EVF that’s too large to be pocketable.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 23, 2012 at 13:38 UTC as 240th comment | 1 reply
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M1963: At 15h45 this Sunday, this article had 7 comments. The Nikon J1/V1 review had 326. People care more about gear than photography. Am I alone when I say it should be the opposite?

DPR is a gear site, not a photography site, hence the greater interest by people here to the Nikon J1/V1 than photos shot by a celebrity of other celebrities. And that IMO is those photos only claim to fame. If an unknown had shot them of unknown people, those photos would be languishing in some archive somewhere, worthless.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 22, 2012 at 18:46 UTC
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