AlanJones

AlanJones

Lives in United States Dalton, GA, United States
Joined on Jul 9, 2009

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On Rare photos of Nagasaki destruction auctioned article (109 comments in total)
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Smeggypants: One of the world's most extreme acts of terrorism. We should never forget so that such a repulsive act never happens again!!!

Japan drew America into the war by attacking Pearl Harbor. It was a war that Winston Churchill was literally begging us to enter but we used restraint until attacked. Japan was intent on world domination and their people were willing to die for the emperor. It took an event like Hiroshima to make such a significant impact that Japan couldn't ignore the devastation. The attack on Nagasaki is controversial but it sealed the deal as Japan didn't know how many more atomic bombs we had. So, any inference that America is the bad guys in WWII should send people back to the history books. We saved the world from tyrannical leaders looking to spread hate and suppression to all mankind. Far fewer civilians died in Hiroshima and Nagasaki than were extinguished by Hitler, Stalin and Mao. It doesn't make the atomic bombs good but a necessary evil to end Japan's quest to conquer the world.

Let's look upon these photographs as a sad moment in history that hopefully will never have to be repeated.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 6, 2014 at 12:12 UTC
On Walmart sues photographer's widow over family pictures article (200 comments in total)
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peacefrog33756: The Waltons and Koch brothers love you!

My friend's daughter works for Walmart. She just bought a nice house.

Like any job if you put in your time you will make good money. Being American doesn't guarantee success. You have the opportunity to succeed.

The bad talk of the Koch Brothers who employ over 80,000 in America and over 200,000 worldwide. How many people do the people who talk bad about them employ?

Direct link | Posted on May 20, 2014 at 14:15 UTC
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Eleson: I'm a bit surprised by the lack of imagination from many posters here, " not understanding the product".
For many (actually most) taking pictures is not about having them, it is about sharing them. Something 95% of current cameras suck at.
And for most, a lower quality image that gets shared is worth a helluva lot more than a great picture that noone sees.
Simple as that.

@ nekrosoft13 You say social media is annoying yet you share your opinion using a form of social media. That's annoying!

Direct link | Posted on Jan 14, 2014 at 14:54 UTC
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Tom Caldwell: Somewhere in the midst of a whole range of very good cameras there is something that must be the "deal breaker". For me it is a flip out lcd. I used to like this when the lcd screens were small and relatively compact. But now they are large and growing larger, it is a tilt screen for me.

Probably a great camera but the flip lcd does not ring my bells - others are bound to simply love it. Sorry Samsung, (and Canon) huge flip out lcds on faux dslr shapes are aloha from me (just me). Still love my NX10 - the end of my Samsung rage.

Sounds like he is not complaining about more features he just prefers a certain type of screen. Just like in America, Australians have the freedom of choice from a free market.

I think eventually all screens will be fully articulating but the professionals will be less accepting of the change....at first!

Direct link | Posted on Jan 3, 2014 at 02:02 UTC
On Nikon D5300 real-world and test scene samples article (68 comments in total)
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InTheMist: I bet a lot of these will be found under the tree.

Not my tree...unfortunately!

Direct link | Posted on Dec 24, 2013 at 13:20 UTC
On Nikon Df Review preview (1618 comments in total)

It is ironic that so many experts come to DPR to read their reviews. When these "experts" don't agree with DPR then they are called biased or don't have credibility. Why don't these "experts" have their own review website if they have a higher level of technical knowledge or credibility than is illustrated here. I guess it's easier to complain about a perceived problem than become a solution?

Direct link | Posted on Dec 22, 2013 at 04:56 UTC as 122nd comment | 1 reply
On Backstory of Phantom Flex4K video shot at 1,000 FPS article (91 comments in total)
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Paul Farace: Yes, a lot of water misses the mark... just like in combat. I'd guess less than 1% of bullets fired by our guys hit their guys too... but this is the problem when CPAs, MBAs, and other "experts" analyze reality and make conclusions based on facts without being there. There are always factors that don't show up on film or on analysis reports :o) -- Now every process can be tweeked to improve efficiency but I don't want a handful of CPA and MBA-managed firemen showing up to a fire... or the Army responding to a local disturbance that might become WW III !!! It might lead to the next Cocoanut Grove fire or Little Big Horn!

Amazine images none the less!

Nor do I want movie buffs to believe they are subject matter experts. I like the direction of your points. We should all do what we do and do it well and not criticize what others do well because we "think" we can do it better.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 15, 2013 at 18:37 UTC
On Adobe expands Photoshop and Lightroom offer article (628 comments in total)
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jurgenvogt: I don't understand. It seems that no matter how economically advantageous Adobe makes the Photoshop/Lightroom bundle people are still whining about it.

If people used to OWN the Adobe software they purchased then why did you have to activate software you OWN?

Direct link | Posted on Nov 22, 2013 at 00:26 UTC
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aired: does it make anyone wonder why NASA didnt use color sensor for their Mars photos... and the moon photos...

black&white is often associate to be authentic... but is it real or not?!

I believe there was an article that explained why they used 2mp B&W sensor. I think it came down to image size.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 14, 2013 at 09:53 UTC
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chadley_chad: @nosnoop What takes you so long?

DPreview seem more fixated with reviewing mobile phones and apps than actual cameras these days ... DPreview lost its status of being the best place for camera reviews a long time ago! Shame Cameralabs hasn't got more content, because that's the way reviews should be done!

Content reduction coincides with the purchase by Amazon. Maybe not a reduction but not as much of the core content I liked before they moved to America. Maybe that is why I don't come to this website but a few times a week instead of every day as before.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 3, 2013 at 04:18 UTC

Finally a place where people don't blast an image because it wasn't taken with the most expensive camera body!

I was impressed with all of the photos. A nice touch would have been to include the phone each was taken with. I would like to know top-performing phone cameras that are not an iPhone. Nothing against an iPhone but it is synonymous with great photos. There has to be others.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 31, 2013 at 18:51 UTC as 34th comment
On Happy Holidays from dpreview article (108 comments in total)
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Quest21: Happy Holidays, Season's Greetings is just stupid and has no meaning...
I miss seeing Merry Christmas...

A lot of retailers feel that they will offend someone if they recognize a Christian holiday. I believe that was the point of Quest21 post. Then again, critical people will criticize no matter the subject.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 25, 2012 at 23:51 UTC
On Happy Holidays from dpreview article (108 comments in total)
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Quest21: Happy Holidays, Season's Greetings is just stupid and has no meaning...
I miss seeing Merry Christmas...

In my home Christ is the reason for the season!

Direct link | Posted on Dec 25, 2012 at 11:29 UTC
On Happy Holidays from dpreview article (108 comments in total)

Merry Christmas everyone!

Direct link | Posted on Dec 25, 2012 at 11:28 UTC as 73rd comment
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_P: Still no support _from_ Fuji (X-Pro, X-E1). Scandal ... Good analysis of the problem can be found here: http://www.dmcgaughey.com/2012/11/07/fuji-x-trans-raw-conversion

Adobe Lightroom Blog states that the Fujifilm X-E1 got support in Camera Raw 7.2 and Lightroom 4.2. I can't confirm because I use X-S1.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 19, 2012 at 11:18 UTC
On Just Posted: Canon EOS M preview samples gallery article (130 comments in total)
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ezradja: saw some low light high iso samples of this camera and my first impression is negatives so far. Too bad. And the body itself is not charming enough, as if this camera is targeting for domestic market. Canon, why you don't use retro look on this camera design? We really want to see Canonet comeback from the grave.

A king or dictator uses "I" and not "we". Listen to a speech from Obama for an example.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 7, 2012 at 09:56 UTC

IMHO:
There is a sense of entitlement on this website. Please understand they probably have limited personnel to do a massive amount of projects. They probably also have timeframes that they are allowed certain cameras and have to work around that. The point I am making is there are so many things that take place in the background while preparing a review that the reader doesn't see. The wait might be stressful but the completed reviews are always technically always spot on and accurate. I think it's nice that other news fills the gaps between reviews.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 19, 2012 at 10:43 UTC as 19th comment | 7 replies
On Photokina 2012: Interview - Sun Hong Lim of Samsung article (100 comments in total)

I have always liked Samsung products and this new Galaxy camera is a rather interesting idea and could appeal to customers like...me. I wish I could have a decent quality camera on me at all times but carrying a cell and camera is a hassle. This makes sense.I commend Samsung on a bold move and hopefully I can get the cell half price when my Verizon contract is up next winter :-)

Direct link | Posted on Sep 20, 2012 at 09:49 UTC as 39th comment
On Semi-Duplicate Error story - DO NOT USE article (52 comments in total)

SX50IS is roughly 5,000mm with digital zoom. With a lens reach that far I would probably have to register it with the police department as a stalker cam!

Direct link | Posted on Sep 17, 2012 at 09:36 UTC as 24th comment
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Barney Britton: To everyone who thinks its appropriate to mindlessly troll, have some respect. If you don't have anything constructive to say, don't say anything. It's appalling how rude some of the comments are on this page.

I just wonder why some people on this forum who know so much don't have their own photography review site.I guess it is so much easier to criticize someone else who informs and shares their knowledge.

Keep up the great work dpreview!

Direct link | Posted on Aug 5, 2012 at 01:04 UTC
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