SmilerGrogan

SmilerGrogan

Joined on Apr 26, 2013

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  • Commented on Nikon D750 Review preview

    In America that's called the "GM shrug" where engineers and executives are confronted with a problem but just kind of shrug their shoulders and do nothing.

  • Commented on DSC01118 photo in dpreview review samples's photo gallery

    One day, when you're as old as I am and your hands are gnarled into useless stumps by carpal tunnel, you'll understand. But more to the point, why DPR doesn't test fill-flash metering accuracy is...

  • Commented on DSC01118 photo in dpreview review samples's photo gallery

    One day, when you're as old as I am and your hands are gnarled into useless claws by carpal tunnel, you'll understand. But more to the point, why DPR doesn't test fill-flash metering accuracy is...

  • This is the best recommendation I've ever read on DPR. Why DON'T these guys take a reference camera with them, something like the 7D or a D5300 or an Olympus, something that's widely owned by...

  • Commented on DSC01118 photo in dpreview review samples's photo gallery

    Fill flash and auto HDR are not old fashioned. They are for smart people who understand the tenuous link we have on life.
    You, however are living under the illusion that you have plenty of time ...

  • Commented on DSC01118 photo in dpreview review samples's photo gallery

    Fill flash and auto HDR are not old fashioned. They are for smart people who understand the tenuous link we have on life.
    You, however are living under the illusion that you have plenty of time ...

  • Actually, Olympus made or maybe still makes a 35-100 f/2 lens for their four-thirds cameras. I believe you can use an adapter for the micro four thirds cameras. But that and their 14-35 f/2 were...

  • You're right that decisions made during the lens design process are what produces the look of a photo, and each company has its own house style of rendering (or "drawing" as they used to say it);...

  • There is only one minor quibble I have with this well-written and well thought out essay.

    The "but" is that while micro 4/3rds people have lots of great f/2.8 lenses, owners of Nikon and Canon...

  • I want to buy a print of that lion, how would I do it?

  • You may not have a problem now, but pretty much every newspaper photographer I've ever met has a bad shoulder, back, or knees from lugging all that equipment around for a couple of decades. Please...

  • The delicious irony is that you can pin the blame on Olympus and the Pen-F. That engineering marvel was sold as a "half frame" camera because it shot twice as many pictures on a roll of 35mm film....

  • The delicious irony is that you can pin the blame on Olympus and the Pen-F. That engineering marvel was sold as a "half frame" camera because it shot twice as many pictures on a roll of 35mm film....

  • The major issue right now in photography is not lenses or sensor sizes or any of that. It's how do we get the amazing photos we take with our cameras intelligently processed and uploaded onto the...

  • Full frame is just a gateway format. The ultimate goal is a medium-format back on something like a Sinar view camera. Until you get 16-bit color and 50 or 100 megapixels, you might as well be...

  • What makes the fuji more desirable than a nikon is that it looks way cooler. And that 24-85 is a variable aperture zoom, while this one is the same f-stop througout the zoom range. But mainly it's...

  • What makes the fuji more desirable than a nikon is that it looks way cooler. And that 24-85 is a variable aperture zoom, while this one is the same f-stop througout the zoom range. But mainly it's...

  • You may be right that a D610 with a 24-85 is more versatile and may get better shots at some apertures and focal lengths, but what makes the Fuji more desirable than a nikon is that it just looks...

  • Commented on Hands-on with Nikon's new D5500 article

    They've panned plenty of cameras, including Nikons, so knock it off you guys. Jeff Bezos doesn't care what the staffers write. His strategy is just to get you into his tent and harvest your...

  • Commented on Hands-on with Nikon's new D5500 article

    It's not the kind of photographer that determines whether GPS is needed, it's the age of the photographer. If you're under 40 it's easy to remember where you shot everything. Over 40, it's all a blur.

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