PIX 2015


Lives in United States Northern Illinois, United States
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Has a website at http://www.pbase.com/joer
Joined on Nov 7, 2000
About me:

Equipment: Evolving. Long time Nikon user. I'm not a fanboy. I respect any brand that provides quality equipment and I'm not opposed to switching when it suits me..


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On Adobe announces final Camera Raw update for CS6 owners article (481 comments in total)

Been using PS since release 3. I like some of the features of CS6 but don't need or use most of them. I get my raw conversions with Nikon native software which I think does a better job.

Suspect there are plenty of photographers like myself that couldn't care less since this has no significant affect on how we process images.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 29, 2015 at 12:04 UTC as 70th comment
On Canon warns about dangers of counterfeit camera gear article (153 comments in total)

It may be true or not. OEM companies are notorious for making statements unsupported by the facts or intended to mislead.

It would be interesting if some knowledgeable source would brake down the product into components to determine if they are indeed a cheap rip off.

I've spent most of my working career involved in manufacturing in varied industries and smoke & mirrors is rampant.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 4, 2015 at 10:19 UTC as 18th comment | 1 reply
On 'See Impossible': Canon counts down to... something. article (1656 comments in total)

Disappointing to say the least. Is this the best Canon can do?

Direct link | Posted on Oct 7, 2014 at 16:46 UTC as 380th comment
On In photos: Flowing fins of Siamese fighting fish article (28 comments in total)

#7 are fancy goldfish.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 25, 2013 at 13:21 UTC as 15th comment

What a pointless review. Why compare a phone to a camera. Does a camera make phone calls, surf the web, send emails and text messages, manage your calendar, solve your math problems, etc., etc... The phone just happens to take pictures too. And the pictures are competitive.

Nobody buys a phone just to take pictures. I know which one I would choose to carry with me. It wouldn't be the camera regardless of how good it was.

This is just a lame attempt to garner support for an obsolete device.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 14, 2013 at 14:02 UTC as 34th comment | 2 replies
On Nikon video hints at long-desired 'digital FM' article (552 comments in total)

Makes me glad I kept my D700.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 2, 2013 at 14:55 UTC as 14th comment

I don't like subscriptions. No problem. Adobe is not the only game in town.

Direct link | Posted on May 6, 2013 at 22:01 UTC as 594th comment
On New image viewing options for forums article (162 comments in total)

I like it!

Direct link | Posted on Jan 5, 2013 at 16:19 UTC as 53rd comment
On HTC One X Review post (76 comments in total)

I would definately not consider a smart phone based on the camera features alone so these reviews are not that interesting to me. There are better reviews available that evaluate the whole phone.

I own a Samsung smart phone which is very useful for all sorts of things, but I rarely use it to take images. I suspect that this will change in time as the phones become more sophisticated.

I will be upgrading at the end of the year and am currently researching the options. I am not brand loyal except for Apple (brand reject) which I defniately will never buy.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 19, 2012 at 17:24 UTC as 14th comment | 2 replies
On Nikon D600 Hands-on Preview preview (712 comments in total)

My opinion based on these raw images, the D600 clearly beats the D800. D600 is marginaly better than 5DMKIII.

However throw in the D4 and it beats them all by a large margin. It makes me wonder about the DXO ratings.

Does any of this have relavence to real world photography?

Direct link | Posted on Sep 28, 2012 at 14:28 UTC as 76th comment | 11 replies
On Foggy morning... in the Everyday Life - Forest fire challenge (3 comments in total)

Camera & lens combination not likely. I don't think there is an adaptor to mount Canon lenses on Nikon cameras.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 31, 2012 at 13:14 UTC as 2nd comment | 1 reply
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bb42: Here are samples from Pentax Japan:
So, at least in good light the IQ is on a level with larger sensor cameras.

I think my Sony tablet takes better pictures.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 24, 2012 at 00:55 UTC
On Nikon CoolPix P7700 Preview preview (192 comments in total)

I like the new faster lens and the 8 fps.
I don't like the articulating LCD and the lack of OVF.
Not sure about 12MP vs 10MP sensor. Will need to see result.
If I wanted video I'd buy a camcorder.

All things considered not enough to upgrade from the P7100.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 22, 2012 at 12:51 UTC as 75th comment
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