Alashi

Alashi

Lives in United States Gold Canyon, AZ, United States
Works as a Retired Photographer
Joined on Nov 16, 2001
About me:

I have 5 DSLR's and like all three. :-) They are not all from the same company.

I also use several (6) brands of P&S. I also like them all. I enjoy unbiased reviews based on performance and truthful observation without any useless, negative judgments. These companies are all trying to do their best.

The Olympus OM-D EM-1 is my latest acquisition. I like it too. I'm simply curious, so I have a lot of toys. The EM1 was a splurge because I'm really watching my budget more carefully these days. Truth be told, I have enough equipment to take pictures forever now anyway.

Personal attacks have no relevance in a forum devoted to the exchange of ideas and information. Product gloat is silly. For example, all it takes is money to own the highest powered car able to burn rubber at a moment's notice. Get my drift? What degree of talent in demonstrated by that?

So where _does_ the pride come in? Your work, while using whatever you have to work with! Yes, your best work, or your best effort, will always garner my praise.

I enjoy the fray! The excitement of new digital camera advances. The future is digital.

Comments

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On Enthusiast compact camera 2013 roundup article (228 comments in total)
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jimkh: I don't understand this vague putdown of the RX100 and the RX100II with the "unengaging experience" tag. While this is obviously a very personal reaction by the reviewer it cries out for a more detailed explanation. What is "unengaging" and how do other cameras reflect engagement?

Jimkh

I got the RX100 right after they came out--was on a wait list. I've carried it on my belt ever since. The IQ is good enough, so it works for me. What I really like about it is the speed by which I can take follow-up shots. I just keep pressing the release, and it keeps capturing for as long as I continue. People think I've taken no shots or 1 shot, but I've already captured 15! It's sort of 'candid' in that respect, and I get a great selection of images. For quality, I use my Fuji x100s; it is superb. Beats my all my Canons and lenses for IQ. And, it has a viewfinder--the one thing I don't have with my Sony. But, that's the price I paid for compactness. I used to carry my Canon S90, S95 and S100 in earlier days, and they proved pretty darn good also. (I still use my Pro1 too :-))

Direct link | Posted on Nov 27, 2013 at 12:39 UTC

I do not want to have to rely on internet access to get my work done.

I don't want to have to deal with slow internet connections, or an overloaded server, when my own machine is blazingly fast with the stand alone PS.

I don't want my work in the "bow down to God" cloud.

I don't like having to subscribe; give me my tool and leave me alone!

All change isn't necessarily better; I tried some cloud based SW, and it stank!

Direct link | Posted on May 20, 2013 at 17:42 UTC as 43rd comment | 2 replies
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marike6: DPR is giving a lot of attention to this camera in a sense arguing that because of the fast lens, the small 1/2.3" sensor is good enough for an enthusiast compact. Oddly, with the Pentax Q, the first ever ILC with a 1/2.3" sensor, DPR didn't even bother to review it,

So now because it's Olympus, a kind of darling of DPR, people are supposed to be excited about this camera?

Don't plan on buying either camera, but I find it odd how some unique or interesting cameras get no attention and some more bland cameras get tons.

That's funny; a few years ago, you were accused on being way too sweet on Canon. Thanks for all your intros; you have always presented a refreshingly professional approach to all your work.

Alashi

Direct link | Posted on Feb 12, 2013 at 23:12 UTC
On Canon EOS M Preview preview (544 comments in total)
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thisisjh: I need viewfinder viewfinder viewfinder....

I agree 100%. Never again will I buy a camera without one. Fuji did it, so can Canon. Of course, this is not intended to be a pro camera. Try following gulls on a brightly lit beach! Go on, try it! Trivial with an SLR; nearly impossible using a screen at arms length obliterated by sunlight. You can't even tell if it's focused, let alone see them. The whole idea of these smaller cameras is convenience, less expensive lenses and SLR quality. Being able to follow action and visualize focus is still essential.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 23, 2012 at 15:01 UTC
On Content commenting system launched article (129 comments in total)

I believe this is a good capability that relates back directly to the item, rather than having it appear in multiple forums. Nicely done!

Alashi

Direct link | Posted on Jun 22, 2011 at 18:10 UTC as 46th comment
On Bag Clips! in the Dude, what were you thinking? challenge (1 comment in total)

at Walmart!

Direct link | Posted on Aug 2, 2009 at 19:18 UTC as 1st comment
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