Lives in United States D.C. Metro, VA, United States
Works as a Rock & roll photog, computer geek
Has a website at
Joined on Feb 2, 2013
About me:

Goal: develop the proper shooting techniques and technical skills that allow for the most unusual and hard to obtain shots. This necessarily involves using equipment "incorrectly" and modifying or ignoring many accepted shooting styles.

A good deal of my current effort is directed at musicians on dimly lit stages:

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  • Replied in STUPID!
    I don't live in fear of people peeing in my coffee. Why? Simple: I don't drink coffee.
  • Replied in Meaningful?
    Do you ever post anything meaningful?
  • Replied in STUPID!
    Bold + italics? Sorry, F on that. Better luck next time :)
  • Replied in STUPID!
    B+ for your title. Certainly, you included one of the key words, but I am docking you points for all caps. A good effort nonetheless.
  • Replied in What's ISO?
    Ok, but seriously... I don't pay much attention to ISO. I shoot at a -2EV to -3EV and boost what I need (might be a selected color, or just highlights, or something else). I use the ISO on my ...
  • Replied in Better?
    What camera was this taken with?
  • Replied in Really?
    This demonstrates nothing... except you are loosing your touch. You need to find a balance between the obvious baloney and the crafty provocation. This does neither, I grade your effort a D-. I ...
  • The title of your post is not provocative enough. Might I suggest adding "stupid", "insane", or "worthless"? You really need to take it up a notch, I expect more from you.
  • Yes. But possibly, no. You're welcome!
  • Let's look at this in reverse. It has been suggested that the Sigma kicks butt with their 50/1.4 Art. Is there a test chart anywhere that shows this to not be the case?
  • Replied in I have both
    This varies from lens to lens, but in general for the RS lenses: (1) Non rotating front element (2) Bigger MF ring (3) Focus hold button (4) Update ...
  • Replied in Poll?
    I agree that would be interesting, and certainly easier to make a poll for :) I am curious about a more specific set, that is the specific real workhorses. I am guessing the eventual top ten would ...
  • Replied in Poll?
    I thought about the poll, but I have no idea what would be the subset of "most used" primes, at least a small enough set that would make sense in a single poll.
  • Replied in Charts
    There may be some validity to that... I think such a discussion deserves its own thread :) Nonetheless, as the charts from SLR point out, Sigma knocked the ball out of the park!
  • Interesting. My first prime was the Samyang fisheye, and I still use it quite a bit (nowhere close to "most used" status, but still a few 100 per year). Doesn't Nikon have the only zoom fisheye? ...
  • Replied in Canon EF 135 f2
    Would you say the Canon EF 135 f2 is your "most used" lens... recently or "ever"?
  • Replied in Digital?
    I think it is interesting how many film cameras are mentioned. Do people not have the same emotional bond with their digital cameras? I like my (digital) camera very much, but I think I have more ...
  • Wow! Inverse bell curve.
  • Would you say the FD35/1 is your most used lens, or your "I wish it was" most used lens?
  • Created discussions "Most used" prime?
    I am curious as to which prime lenses in common use today are the "most used"? So I reach out to the members of this site, what are your top three "most used" prime lenses, both ever and recently ...
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