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 Hunger strike!
    If you don't like a post, you can do what I do: go on a hunger strike!
  • Replied in Easy: a99
    Best and favorite. I can't imagine using anything else.
  • Replied in Exactly!
    All the more reason for a hunger strike! Did you know that even "lossless" PNG files can use an indexed palette of less than 8 bits per channel? Do the math (I have): lossy compression in the ...
  • Replied in Hunger strike?
    I believe that true change can only be achieved when a hero (e.g. yourself) takes on an important issue (raw file compression details), and offers themselves so that others may enjoy freedom (in ...
  • Replied in I see a few
    I must admit I might not have noticed if I was not trying, but I have seen (recently) an a77, a100, NEX7, R100, and a6000 at shows I have been shooting.
  • You could try an SR mount Minolta lens (MC or MD), and use it with a glassless adapter. You won't be able to focus to infinity, but that ought to work well in the macro range. In fact, with the ...
  • Replied in No...
    Oops... I wrote " we " in my previous post. I meant " I ". I need those things. You might not, because you might choose different scenes than I do. Sorry for the confusion, for a moment I ascribed ...
  • Replied in No...
    That's not what we need. What we need is dual 27" monitors, one portrait and one landscape. We need a fast SSD for processing photos, and a large external storage (e.g. server) for the files after ...
  • Replied in Telephoto?
    The strictest technical meaning of telephoto is nothing more than a lens that is physically shorter than its focal length. Zoom lenses may or may not be telephoto (or its opposite, retrofocal). Mos ...
  • Replied in Possibly...
    Maybe... can you get a higher res photo of the lot? I can't make out the specifics of most of it.
  • Replied in Telephoto?
    By "telephoto" do you mean "zoom with a long end"?
  • Replied in Seriously?
    I was thinking the same thing, is this a "serious" post or is he just messing with us like he usually does (and has admitted as much). I guess I'll know when I see the reply to this with a single ...
  • Replied in Simple!
    The concept behind a hunger strike is rather simple. You first make it clear that some aspect of life is oppressive, unfair, or unreasonable. For example, prison conditions or religious ...
  • Replied in Hunger strike?
    If they refuse to explain their reports in a manner that you can comprehend, perhaps you need to publicize your comprehension issue. Obviously you are not going to be able to increase your ...
  • Replied in My experience
    I have an a99 and use it quite a bit with a few Sigma lenses: (1) 15mm fisheye, the camera IDs it as the Sony 16mm fisheye but that only affects the lens field in the EXIF data. Works perfectly.
  • Replied in Tamron?
    Will the Tamron 70-300USD work for you?
  • Replied in Agree 100%
    Isn't that a pretty good argument for not bothering with WiFi in the first place? For me (speaking only for myself), I would prefer any additional complexity in the camera to be in other areas.
  • Replied in Zeiss Softar
    From what I have seen so far, it looks like what you get from a Zeiss Softar filter:
  • Replied in Why not?
    This is their claim (or rather, their Google translated claim): Unlike most of the MTF measurements appearing on the Web is our made without the involvement of a camera. Thus we have eliminated ...
  • Replied in The difference
    The mount itself is E mount. The original E mount cameras and lenses were designed around a APS cropped sensor. Some more recent E mount cameras are full frame, and called FE (but the mount is the ...
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