jamesfrmphilly

jamesfrmphilly

Lives in United States philadelphia, PA, United States
Works as a retired computer programmer
Joined on Dec 23, 2003

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jamesfrmphilly: anybody make a fast lens that is also small and light?

i'm just noting that most of the zooms introduced lately are slow.
i can no longer carry a heavy DSLR around. i need a fast lens that is also light weight. the larger sensors have a weight penalty.
my next camera will be a sony rx 100 mk3.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 22, 2014 at 14:47 UTC
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jamesfrmphilly: anybody make a fast lens that is also small and light?

anybody make a zoom lens with AF and IS that is also fast and light?

Direct link | Posted on Jun 22, 2014 at 00:29 UTC

anybody make a fast lens that is also small and light?

Direct link | Posted on Jun 16, 2014 at 20:50 UTC as 22nd comment | 10 replies
On Behind the scenes: Garry Winogrand at work article (52 comments in total)

um, telephoto lens?

Direct link | Posted on Mar 16, 2014 at 19:19 UTC as 12th comment | 1 reply
On Canon announces EOS M2 in Japan article (619 comments in total)

yawn.....

Direct link | Posted on Dec 4, 2013 at 04:49 UTC as 66th comment

anybody got suggestions for the best 2nd tier software?

Direct link | Posted on May 6, 2013 at 20:59 UTC as 626th comment
On Fujifilm X100S preview (218 comments in total)
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GrahamJohn: Has anyone yet figured out how many angels can dance on the head of a pixel?

255, i thought everyone knew that...

Direct link | Posted on Apr 29, 2013 at 06:54 UTC
On Photoshop Gradient Tool: Blending Images article (223 comments in total)
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Giuseppe Fallica: Improving photographs working on levels, curves, contrast, saturation, filters, lights, shadows, gamma, as well as using HDR techniques, photo stacking, etc.., is deontologically appreciable, because the final result, however, isn't a fake: only a picture improved.
Techniques such as the one here illustrated, however, leave me puzzled because goes beyond the Photography and entering the creative montage. Which often has a great artistic value.
But that's not Photography.

says who?

Direct link | Posted on Mar 14, 2013 at 19:55 UTC
On Pro DSLRs, Pro Photographers article (100 comments in total)

the few pros i know use the cheapest stuff they can find….

Direct link | Posted on Mar 13, 2013 at 22:31 UTC as 21st comment | 1 reply
On Nikon issues service advisory on D600's dust issue article (240 comments in total)

FWIW : i was thinking about buying Nikon. after reading about their QC issues and the way they have responded to them i decided i will NOT buy Nikon.
when i pay $3k for something i want it to WORK. no excuses.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 22, 2013 at 19:04 UTC as 98th comment | 1 reply
On Breaking the Rules article (142 comments in total)

rules? rules! we don't need no stinkin rules!

Direct link | Posted on Nov 12, 2012 at 00:38 UTC as 35th comment | 7 replies
On Just deployed: New dpreview.com forums system article (699 comments in total)

i hate it. there was a perfectly good forum and you had to mess it up.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 4, 2012 at 18:34 UTC as 161st comment | 3 replies

be nice if DPREVIEW actually got back to doing camera reviews…..D800, 5D III, D600, D6.
to hell with the cosmetics do a review!

Direct link | Posted on Sep 28, 2012 at 14:00 UTC as 172nd comment | 4 replies
On Portraiture exhibit that omits the subject article (46 comments in total)

this is crap…..anytime you need an entire video to 'explain' a photo, the photo has failed

Direct link | Posted on Jul 16, 2012 at 19:44 UTC as 26th comment
On Just Posted: In-depth Nikon D800 review article (541 comments in total)
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coastcontact: I am holding a 2003 brochure published by Costco and another published by Ritz Camera that says 5 megapixels will produce an acceptable 16 by 20 inch print. Even if that information is 100% off the mark a 10 megapixel camera is adequate for everyone except those displaying in a gallery. What possible purpose is a 36 megapixel camera?

mine is bigger than yours…...

Direct link | Posted on May 9, 2012 at 04:48 UTC
On Just Posted: In-depth Nikon D800 review article (541 comments in total)
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Tom_A: Opinion from this old-fashioned photographer...

The D800 looks like one of the best cameras ever for those who like thoughtful photography.
Still, my own perfect dream camera would be something simpler: a kind of equivalent to the deliciously simple and relatively compact yet excellent Nikon FM2 or FE2, with this sensor, AF and processing build-in, and of course with a screen at the back. But functionally, in essence just diaphragm and shutter speed.
I wonder if I am the only one craving for such a combination of simplicity and quality.

buy a leica

Direct link | Posted on May 9, 2012 at 04:47 UTC

i have been using canon since 1990 and i have never had a failure….

Direct link | Posted on May 2, 2012 at 19:55 UTC as 89th comment | 1 reply
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Damo83: And people were joking about using tape to block the passage of light...

i wasn't joking…….

Direct link | Posted on May 2, 2012 at 19:52 UTC

seems like cameras are not tested properly before marketing them.
all of the recent errors should have been caught in testing.
even leica has had issues. i am afraid to buy.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 26, 2012 at 18:13 UTC as 69th comment | 2 replies

all the new cameras are superb. i would be happy with any one of them. we are spoiled. just pick one and be happy.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 23, 2012 at 18:28 UTC as 96th comment | 1 reply
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