Lives in United States D.C. Metro, VA, United States
Works as a Rock & roll photog, computer geek
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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 Tried!
    I have done much the same experiment, and my results were quite similar. I deal with intense colored stagelights, so I often do ETTR in a single channel (e.g. red). This exacerbates the limits of ...
  • Replied in On topic?
    What in my reply was not on topic? It's not a serious problem , and the universe of those promoting ML cameras as replacements for a SLR is much smaller than you imagine. You have done this search? ...
  • Replied in Promoting?
    What is the subject? That mirrorless cameras are not lighter— because of the need to be a DSLR replacement? A need promoted by... ? Yes. I have failed to see the hundreds of posts making that ...
  • Replied in Bloated?
    I think that is a valid question, albeit with a flawed premise. Raw files are not a bother to some people as they are to you. You can phrase your questions however you wish, of course. "Bloated" ...
  • Replied in Passion?
    When you open a thread with "What's the point of X... " some people who are accustomed to using X will infer insult. It is as if you wrote "I think using X is a mistake, thus anyone who does is ...
  • Replied in Promoting?
    What about everyone else, those considering or using cameras without regard to what other people may or may not be using? Is it a serious problem for them? What if shooting style and scene ...
  • Wow! That's a lot of batteries. If you shoot that much, and swapping batteries is as serious an issue as you posit, I would advise against buying a camera that does not fit your needs. Problem (for ...
  • Replied in No
    I have not found the issues you point out to be a problem. For me. YMMV
  • Replied in Kittens...
    Remember that every time you change a battery, a kitten dies. If you don't want kittens to die, you will either shoot less or buy a bigger camera with bigger batteries. It's all about the kittens. ...
  • Replied in Where?
    Check it out where?
  • Replied in Magnification
    Are there any viewfinders, EVF or OVF, from any manufacturer, with 100% coverage and 1x magnification? Some of the Olympus cameras are listed as having 100% coverage and greater than 1x ...
  • I've corrected JPGs from a number of cameras, and the difference (when I had raws to work with) was quite noticeable. It depends on the scenes, if the the scene is not challenging (outdoor ...
  • If you are not able to justify the extra space for raw files, you should not shoot in raw mode. For what it's worth, there is not necessarily a correlation between printing and shooting in raw ...
  • Replied in My experience
    My experience with Minolta lenses is with the a99, so YMMV. I researched a lot before I bought each lens, the Dyxum Lens Database is a valuable tool. The user comments give you an idea about copy ...
  • Replied in 90º
    See previous reply.
  • Replied in It depends...
    Such comments (or criticism) might have value for certain types of photography. I was certainly surprised.
  • This is one of my favorite, and most inspirational shots: Disclaimer: I did not take this.
  • Replied in Right angles
    Injection welcomed! You are correct, I should have been more clear. The maximum effect is when the camera is pointing in a direction perpendicular to the sun. Assuming a CPL is being used in a ...
  • Replied in Dogmatic?
    Dogmatic means "attitudes that are not only based on unproved theories but are also arrogant in nature." The universe of gear and technique that is beyond Tony's experience or comprehension is ...
  • Replied in ??
    I have no idea what you are referring to.
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