gail

gail

Lives in United States United States
Works as a retired art educator; digital photo website owner
Has a website at www.digicamhelp.com
Joined on Oct 1, 2001

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On Dignity in the Portrait - Emotions in Black & White challenge (12 comments in total)

Stunning! Congratulations on the outstanding photo and magnificent lighting!

Direct link | Posted on Nov 12, 2014 at 00:16 UTC as 1st comment
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 Review preview (754 comments in total)

I'm surprised the dpreview overall score is only 82%!!

Direct link | Posted on Jul 29, 2014 at 23:35 UTC as 100th comment
In reply to:

gail: ''Canon USA no longer lists the EOS M on their website, so it seems unlikely that the lens would see distribution in the US.''

If this is true, then Canon played US photographers for fools by selling their EOSM cameras at firesale prices then abandoning us. I'm stuck with an EOSM brick and apparently won't even be able to by the telephoto lens I like to have since it apparently won't be available in the US. I've been purchasing Canon cameras for close to two decade, but I doubt I will buy another Canon. There are a lot of other fine choices out there.

bluevellet, my purchase wasn't because I was strapped for cash. Everyone likes to buy something at a good price. There are many people who like the EOSM and I researched it before buying, knowing full well the pros and cons of the camera. You only have too look at the photos by folks like Marco Nero to know it's a decent camera. I've found it to have exceptional image quality. My problem is with Canon, not the EOSM.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 19, 2014 at 12:48 UTC
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gail: ''Canon USA no longer lists the EOS M on their website, so it seems unlikely that the lens would see distribution in the US.''

If this is true, then Canon played US photographers for fools by selling their EOSM cameras at firesale prices then abandoning us. I'm stuck with an EOSM brick and apparently won't even be able to by the telephoto lens I like to have since it apparently won't be available in the US. I've been purchasing Canon cameras for close to two decade, but I doubt I will buy another Canon. There are a lot of other fine choices out there.

67gtonr, I buy almost everything online. So you shouldn't open your virtual mouth when you don't know what you're talking about. What I've never done is purchased a lens directly from another country and I don't do ebay. Got burned once and that was enough for me!!

Direct link | Posted on Jun 19, 2014 at 12:39 UTC

''Canon USA no longer lists the EOS M on their website, so it seems unlikely that the lens would see distribution in the US.''

If this is true, then Canon played US photographers for fools by selling their EOSM cameras at firesale prices then abandoning us. I'm stuck with an EOSM brick and apparently won't even be able to by the telephoto lens I like to have since it apparently won't be available in the US. I've been purchasing Canon cameras for close to two decade, but I doubt I will buy another Canon. There are a lot of other fine choices out there.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 19, 2014 at 02:20 UTC as 7th comment | 10 replies
On Tree in snow in the 2nd Place challenge (5 comments in total)

Beautiful shot!

Direct link | Posted on Jun 8, 2014 at 03:57 UTC as 3rd comment
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LJohnK2: ....well by and large the journalistic quality of reporting has been in the ditch for quite a while....so now the photographic quality will follow....all very sad

Sadly, much of the general public hardly notices and, I think, it will only get worse as the dumbing down of society continues.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 1, 2013 at 17:37 UTC
On Samsung Galaxy S3 Camera Review post (55 comments in total)

You recommend a case so the GS3 isn't so slippery when taking photos. I bought the Samsung Flip Cover Case ($40!), which covers the camera lens and flash when the case is fully open. I can't decide whether this is a good or not. It does give the camera so extra stability, but it's also awkward to use.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 24, 2013 at 13:52 UTC as 12th comment
On At last: Snapseed for Android! post (39 comments in total)

I tried Snapseed on my Nexus 7. Very nice and it has an interesting interface. However, I much prefer Pixlr Express by Autodesk.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 7, 2012 at 18:49 UTC as 6th comment
On Announcing connect.dpreview.com article (250 comments in total)
In reply to:

photo perzon: This is a great opportunity to moderate and censor the mean language and bullies that have been posting in the forums. There are members using bad words and mean comments that do not belong in this fine website.

What do you expect when the site owners (Amazon) allow and tolerate the unrelenting vitriol spew as it does in the Off Topic Forum?!

Who are the moderators anyway? What's the big secret? Other forums lets participants know who they are!

Direct link | Posted on Oct 9, 2012 at 20:58 UTC
On Betty in Kilmainham in the Happening Hairstyles challenge (9 comments in total)

Stunning photo! well deserved first place win.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 9, 2012 at 12:23 UTC as 1st comment

Maybe I've missed it but are you going to let people edit their posts more than once? I've participated in many forums though the years, and all have allowed multiple-edits except dpreview.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 28, 2012 at 11:37 UTC as 204th comment

It's about time you added a WYSIWYG text editor. Thank you!

Direct link | Posted on Sep 27, 2012 at 23:56 UTC as 303rd comment | 1 reply

Interesting possibilities as a spycam, if the shutter button sound and any focus-assist light can be shut off.

I wonder if someone was wearing one at Prince Harry's Vegas party. :P

Direct link | Posted on Sep 24, 2012 at 16:14 UTC as 35th comment
On Canon Powershot S110 Preview preview (106 comments in total)

The image for the s110 under Latest Reviews show the S110/S400 Digital Elph, which I believe is about a decade old!

Direct link | Posted on Sep 17, 2012 at 11:55 UTC as 45th comment

The zoom range is 24 – 120 mm, not 24-100 mm as you wrote in the summary above. And the specs list it as having a Fully articulated LCD.

I can't believe they took away the ridge grip.

Yes, boooooring! I, too, was hoping for a larger sensor like the RX100.

Oh, and I think the S is now renowned it's faulty lens assembly. My S100 had to be repaired twice in less than two weeks.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 17, 2012 at 11:17 UTC as 9th comment
On Review: Nokia 808 PureView article (354 comments in total)

Very impressed by the image quality. Pretty soon I'll be able to get rid of my small digital camera and cell phone. Handbag is getting very heavy. My next purchase will be a Nokia PureView 808, or something like it. I can't wait. Fine job, Nokia!

Direct link | Posted on Aug 4, 2012 at 21:17 UTC as 40th comment
On 2012 Pulitzer Prize photography winners announced article (68 comments in total)

Take photographs or help (and possibly save a life)?

"Women were asking me, "Help, help, help,"' Mr. Hossaini said. 'I couldn't. I was recording and I was taking pictures.'"

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2131084/Pulitzer-Prize-winners-2012-Picture-screaming-girl-standing-amid-Afghan-suicide-attack-carnage.html#ixzz1sZxyAM1S

Direct link | Posted on Apr 20, 2012 at 13:30 UTC as 7th comment | 2 replies
On Uploading your avatar article (100 comments in total)
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Vlad Didenko: Don't like the change. Sounds like hoarding of user account resources - while making it a nuisance to update an avatar on one more site. Gravatar is convenient. Besides dpreview's business reasoning I see no win for users. Which should mean it's not good for dpreview's business. what do I miss?

Gravatar must really appreciate the dpreview headline about the change!

Direct link | Posted on Feb 29, 2012 at 05:57 UTC
On Just Posted: Nikon 1 V1 and J1 review article (442 comments in total)
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gail: Is the Nikon V1 good for 'soccer dads' too, or only 'soccer moms'?

Personally, I think drpeviews (and others) use of the term "soccer moms" is sexist and insulting to women, and stereotypes them. They should use gender-neutral terms such as novice or beginner. Heck, so many men participate in these forums and plenty don't have a clue.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 23, 2012 at 13:30 UTC
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