Jeff Morris

Jeff Morris

Lives in United States DeWitt, United States
Works as a Owner custom electronics installation co.
Has a website at thetheaterroom.com
Joined on Aug 8, 2001
About me:

Working on website should be complete by 8/2014.
Mastering digital photography, should have it done by 2020!
Long time B/W darkroom photographer.
Current gear;
Fuji X-E1
My small kit of lenses:
Fuji XF 18-55mm
Fuji XF 55-200mm
Waiting for a Fuji XF 10-24mm
Manfrotto Carbon One tripod and Carbon Cne monopod.
Nikon T5, Canon D500 diopters

More misc. stuff than you can shake a stick at. ;-)
A poop load of point and shoots from Canon, Sony etc.

Comments

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Lets face it, you buy a third party lenses, You are always at risk, it has always been that way. Don't get mad at Nikon. People here act as though Nikon has a some kind of ethical responsibility to provide some kind of open architecture to other manufacturers, they don't.
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As far as Sigma goes, they have has QC Issues for years. Now they up their game, people want their product and there are compatibility issues, well all I can say say is "Buyer Beware".

Now Fuji has been welcoming third party manufacturers with open arms. They even include Zeiss lenses in their own lens roadmap. Four thirds has promoted the format by advertising wide compatibility across manufacturers platforms with Four Thirds lenses as a way to attract more buyers.

This said, none of this surprises me in the least.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 20, 2013 at 12:20 UTC as 16th comment
On Retro Nikon 'DF' emerges from the shadows article (1514 comments in total)

I myself sold all of my DSLR equipment. I like many other hobbyist enthusiasts have gotten tired of the large amount of equipment and the difficulty transporting it. It does not mean we do not appreciate what a great DSLR and lenses can provide the professional and advanced amateur. It simply means many people are looking for an alternative.

A year ago I purchased a Fuji X-E1. I absolutely love the camera. I plan on making a kit of a wide, normal and tele zooms. I should be very satisfied. If someday I decide to go back to DSLR's then so be it. But more and more we are seeing advanced amateurs and pro's embracing mirrorless for it's excellent performance, lite weight and compact form factor.

Lets face it, we needed a penta-prism back in the day, however today is a different story.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 4, 2013 at 02:17 UTC as 92nd comment | 9 replies
In reply to:

GPW: Garbage as usual from Don't Think tank

GPW,
Many of your posts are on the negative side, whats up with that? IMHO Think Tank makes great product. My retrospective 5 is a perfect bag in every way. I have owned dozens of bags from Lowepro, Tamrac, Domke, etc. and the Think Tank products are superb. If you make a statement such as yours, please back it up with examples.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 27, 2013 at 15:04 UTC

I can tell you without a shadow of a doubt, these Fuji lenses are built to a very high order. The 18-55 f2.8-4 is all metal, built like a Zeiss or Leica lens. Fuji builds many Hassy bodies and lenses, a highly under rated company. My 18-55 has a build and feel at least as good as my Nikkor pro glass had.

So, anyone out there that doubts the quality of the Fuji lenses needs to go to the store and handle Fuji glass. You will realize in short order it is nothing like the Plastic stuff we get from Nikon and Canon, and forget Sigma and Tammy, it's in a complete different league.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 4, 2012 at 13:02 UTC as 8th comment | 5 replies

Well I can not remember such a debacle from any other major company as the one system. IMHO the V1 is a confusing camera with a few major design flaws. When my wife bought hers last January I was shaking my head. Once we got it home I found the mode dial, entire menu system, lack of built in flash etc. to be real deal breakers. When Nikon cut the price in half I could not rember a single time where a current manufacture cut the legs out from under their customers as Nikon did with the V1. Even if we wanted to sell the V1 and move to a V2, we can not. They made the V1 totally worthless.

BTW, this is a tiny camera. If you knew how tiny the 10-30mm lens is, then the photos would make sence to many.

This was the one and only bad Nikon purchase we ever made. But the one system leaves a bad taste in my mouth. The V2 is what the V1 should have been.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 25, 2012 at 11:18 UTC as 31st comment | 1 reply

A welcome lens. I am excited, now bring on a 24mm f1.8, I will be ecstatic! I wonder how this compares to the 24-70mm f2.8 at 28mm?

Direct link | Posted on Apr 19, 2012 at 04:05 UTC as 49th comment | 1 reply
In reply to:

Jeff Morris: Well,
Looking at DSC5828 at ISO 800 I am disappointed. I expected good clean backgrounds, I see a dithering type effect that is very uncomfortable to me. I was hoping this camera would be good out to 3200. I will keep examining these shots and wait for other more knowledgeable than myself to voice their opinions. But anyone at Nikon who says these images are as quiet as the D700 may be off base. My D800 should be in soon.

Hi Marcus,
Yes it is file 8528 not 5828, but you were sharp enough to catch my mistake, I am in your gratitude!

I was not talking about the backdrop texture, I was talking about the noise levels at ISO 800 in the background itself. Look at her hair then move off to the background. That "dithering" I speak of is sensor noise at ISO800. But with that said, my camera is in and I will pick it up tomorrow.

Yes the file looks very good!

Direct link | Posted on Mar 22, 2012 at 22:23 UTC

I am sure at normal screen sizes and print sizes the files are stunning. At 100% I was overwhelmed, I must put things in perspective. :-)

Direct link | Posted on Mar 22, 2012 at 20:13 UTC as 117th comment

Well,
Looking at DSC5828 at ISO 800 I am disappointed. I expected good clean backgrounds, I see a dithering type effect that is very uncomfortable to me. I was hoping this camera would be good out to 3200. I will keep examining these shots and wait for other more knowledgeable than myself to voice their opinions. But anyone at Nikon who says these images are as quiet as the D700 may be off base. My D800 should be in soon.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 22, 2012 at 20:10 UTC as 119th comment | 2 replies

Does the X-S1 have this problem? Is it sensor related?

Direct link | Posted on Feb 18, 2012 at 02:18 UTC as 189th comment | 1 reply
On Nikon D800 preview (1118 comments in total)

I am so glad I shoot Nikon!

Direct link | Posted on Feb 7, 2012 at 05:29 UTC as 385th comment
On Nikon D800 preview (1118 comments in total)

Well I had my heart set on the D800. Thought price was 3,999 USD came in at 2,999! Otherwise what a disappointment! The J1 comes in an assortment of fun colors! But no! Nikon once again gives us plain old black! When is Nikon going to figure out what people really want? Pink, Red! Silver! Forest Green etc. this is the feature we were all waiting for. Well I will get one even if it's in black, there is always the hope that they will get it right with the D900! Now, I'm off to the hardware to pick up a roll of masking tape and a few cans of spray paint!

Direct link | Posted on Feb 7, 2012 at 05:28 UTC as 387th comment | 3 replies

Tokina is the only 3rd party manufacturer that I have real respect for. The only negative about Tokina lenses are their propensity to demonstrate higher than normal levels of CA. However, build and performance are usually on par with the big boys.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 3, 2012 at 21:09 UTC as 23rd comment | 6 replies

I would love a X-Pro1, I would consider giving up my DSLR and the new D800 IF the performance was top notch. But you know what? Fuji promises the world in their compact bridge cameras, the X100 etc. No more Fuji exaggerations! This time I am waiting for the reviews to come out. To get me to switch, I want superb lenses, top notch auto focus, superb sensor performance and a refined GUI. (I really want a tilt LCD screen but that must come in a future camera.)

I have read all of the hype, I have followed this camera for months, now lets see some real hands on reviews and as Jerry McGuire says "Show me the files!"

Direct link | Posted on Feb 3, 2012 at 00:17 UTC as 181st comment | 1 reply
On Preview:canong1x (1044 comments in total)

Well I would run out and buy one of these if it went out to 24mm, I would much rather have a range of lets say 24-70/100mm then 28mm it is that important to me.

I am not one of those people that always finds fault with new products. In fact the new offerings from Fuji (X-S1), Sony (Nex 7) are exciting and offer me a "Pocket" camera to compliment my Nikon DSLR. But I really want that wide end. In fact I would prefer a non interchangeable lens camera.

Hats off to Canon on this new camera.

Posted on Jan 9, 2012 at 15:16 UTC as 445th comment

Well this is a sad day for all photographers. I can not say it wasn't their fault. They invented photography for the masses. I have a collection of over 400 Kodak box cameras with a few folders for good measure. Growing up in the 50's and 60's Kodak was known for superb quality films and paper, their technology behind the chemical process and Digital was second to none. Most on these forums do not understand how important a company Kodak was and could have been.

However, Kodak was too big, a titanic on the oceans, slow to move with the times and so big they thought they would go on forever. (Like many giant American companies to numerous to mention.) I feel for the thousands of good dedicated people who have lost their livelihood and the thousands that will soon.

If only they had looked at digital technology as more than a fad. I know they held hundreds of important digital patents. If only they could have transformed that expertise into viable product for the consumer.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 5, 2012 at 01:13 UTC as 39th comment | 1 reply

H Alan,

I sold my D700 last month because I was sure the D700/800/700S etc. was coming out soon.

Duhhhhhhhhhhh, the price of new and used D700's went through the roof and no replacement in sight. So, I am sitting on the cash and waiting. i did not shoot often with the D700 (My favorite photo tool ever!) But I miss it non the less. I hope the replacement comes out soon.

Regards,

Direct link | Posted on Sep 24, 2011 at 02:44 UTC as 43rd comment | 1 reply
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