WGVanDyck

WGVanDyck

Lives in United States Gold Canyon, AZ, United States
Works as a Retired airline pilot.
Joined on Dec 17, 2013
About me:

I grew-up with Leica, Kodak and the chemical fragrance of my father's darkroom. My first camera was a brand new Brownie Hawkeye at four years old. Over the years I have owned numerous Nikon, Olympus, and Mamiya film cameras. Then, after discovering digital, I have owned several Nikon DSLRs and a couple small Sonys.

Today, I shoot about 50/50 digital and film. While digital has such an allure, there is still something primal about B&W film.

WGVanDyck's recent activity

  • ludwik123, that is interesting. However, my review, and comments, were not based on "pixel-peeping" but rather practical photographic use. I appreciate the value of "pixel-peeping" in driving the ...
  • Created user reviews Outstanding Small Camera
    I had been looking for a light, very small camera for times when the Nikon DSLR is just more than I want to carry. I took notice of the XZ2 when it first came out and was quite impressed. I have ...
  • Barney and Rishi, its interesting that Ben Lazar posted the following four (4) months ago on the D810 Preview:

    "I sold my D800 to a friend and got the D810 over the weekend."

    What more does he...

  • Commented on Fujifilm X100T Overview preview

    All good points, jeremyclarke. It will be interesting to watch Fuji's progress, though I tend to agree with you. One would think the X line has not matured enough for a superseding line to be...

  • Commented on Fujifilm X100T Overview preview

    jeremyclarke, good posts and I have enjoyed your point of view. In reference to the idea that no one would buy a Fuji FF camera due to lack of lenses, wasn't that the situation when they released...

  • Commented on After the Rain in the Airliners challenge

    Congratulations! A great photo.

  • Commented on Going Home in the Airliners challenge

    You should win for the caption alone. My wife was always instructed to destroy all photos and log books. Good luck.

  • Submitted a challenge entry Another Foggy LAX Departure
    An American Eagle Saab 340B preparing for an LAX departure. This was the last flight of the day and we wanted to get out before visibility went below minimums. -Capt. W G Van Dyck (Ret)
    Placed 11th in the challenge. An American Eagle Saab 340B preparing for an LAX departure. This was the last flight of the day and we wanted to get out before visibility went below minimums. -Capt. W G Van Dyck (Ret)
  • Nikon NX-D is a very bare bones editor. While I feel that Nikon’s editors often give better results with NEF files than most others, NX-D is more of an NX View “Lite” than a replacement for NX2, or...

  • Nikon NX-D is a very bare bones editor. While I feel that Nikon’s editors often give better results with NEF files than most others, NX-D is more of an NX View “Lite” than a replacement for NX2, or...

  • Nikon NX-D is a very bare bones editor. While I feel that Nikon’s editors often give better results with NEF files than most others, NX-D is more of an NX View “Lite” than a replacement for NX2, or...

  • Bravo! Well said.

  • Sadly,, I agree.

  • Sadly, I agree.

  • This is a very interesting site with many viewers leaving interesting comments. I would like to make a suggestion about critiques. In my professional life I have to offer critiques daily in an...

  • This is a very interesting site with many viewers leaving interesting comments. In my professional life I have to offer critiques daily in an instructional environment and have learned that there...

  • Commented on Nikon Df Review preview

    There are a lot of us older photographers that have been both disappointed and thrilled by the trends of the digital camera age. The technology and operational options that have developed with the...

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