johnmcpherson

johnmcpherson

Joined on Jul 1, 2012

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On IMG_2449res2 photo in gloaming's photo gallery (1 comment in total)

A great example of the exception to the 'dead center' rule.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 20, 2013 at 22:37 UTC as 1st comment

As usual, it's all about the GLASS!
Greater pixel resolution does not a better picture make.
That being said, the Lumina takes a decent picture for a phone, certainly some of the best looking phone photos that I've seen however, at full scale you can see why one pays as much for low price lenses for a DSLR as this entire phone costs...
But still, I want one.
The image is at least of decent quality and very often, I have my phone with me but not my SLR.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 22, 2013 at 22:02 UTC as 13th comment
In reply to:

ThomasSwitzerland: To Provia_fan:

I have all major SLRs and still using them. All of them operating as the sunken Japanese brands like a Miranda. Cut from a block of metal. Leica is nothing against this. I am in IT with digital stuff. But, taking photos with those antique machines relieves the mind from those ugly “upgrade” industry moves. Thanks for your confessions, I am in a similar league.

Don't forget the ole 'film vs digital' argument and die hards like me still insist that there ie 'something' that film has that digital does not.
At least for me it's almost intagible, sorta more like how we 'percieve' exsitstance in some sort of two dimensional way.
A bit more artistic in my opinion. Probably because I used to develop and enalarge all my own work. Now, digital makes it too easy. Again the artistic thing, I can still beat any printer with the right enlarger set up. May be not in the crispness of the image or technical perfection. What you are creating with an enlarger is technical imperfection but, that's why it has that different feel. There is just something about the silver process, you can't get it with digital.
And, if you like black and white, I think there is no contest. Black and white siver based prints are, in my opinion, superior in their there look compared to digital. They also last a lot longer, hundreds of years if preserved properly.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 12, 2013 at 04:28 UTC

Gear is so seductive; it can almost be like the dark side...
As the old saying goes "you can use any camera to take a good picture."
But, sometimes you need a different perspective...

Direct link | Posted on Jul 12, 2013 at 04:17 UTC as 16th comment
On We put the HTC One's ultrapixels to the test post (172 comments in total)
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yabokkie: not big deal but I think this is a 1/3.2" sensor of near 16 mm2. not 1/3" as HTC call it.

a larger pixel sensor won't deliver better image quality but it does contribute to lower costs of the sensor itself, the processing chip and memory, as well as more tolerance to lower quality lens and harsh assembly.

It does however, improve low light performance and contrast.This is simply the nature of the bestie; more area in the pixel sensor itself equates to more photons for the sensor to sample, i.e. more photons means a larger sampling for the idividual pixel sensor.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 30, 2013 at 22:10 UTC

When a company rises so fast that it thinks it can do no wrong, that's the time to get ready to short-sell...

Direct link | Posted on Mar 23, 2013 at 23:05 UTC as 10th comment
On Pro DSLRs, Pro Photographers article (100 comments in total)

A camera is a tool; not unlike an artists paint brush.

That being said, it's like anything else, either you know how to use it or you don't.
And that my friend is the difference; between pros and ametures.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 13, 2013 at 01:34 UTC as 45th comment | 1 reply
On P9150155 photo in dpreview review samples's photo gallery (1 comment in total)

Good high contrast test

Direct link | Posted on Feb 1, 2013 at 02:50 UTC as 1st comment
On First Impressions: Metabones Speed Booster article (357 comments in total)

I think that's what F1.2 lenses are for...
Give me a real SLR and a fast lens. I'll take quality over a gimmick anytime.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 1, 2013 at 02:40 UTC as 106th comment | 3 replies
On National Geographic celebrates 125th anniversary article (26 comments in total)

When I was a child my goal was to be a National Geographic photographer.

I didn't make it but; it gave inspiration and it improved my photography with each issue that I read.

Congratulations! Keep up the great work and thank you.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 22, 2013 at 02:22 UTC as 8th comment

Can anyone say O-2?
Adam Osbourn did and look what happened to his company...

Direct link | Posted on Jan 13, 2013 at 17:11 UTC as 6th comment
On Quick Review: Apple iPhone 5 Camera article (119 comments in total)
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Thinkman: The bigger problem is that pointing any lens at the sun can permanently damage the camera's imaging sensor. SO STOP POINTING YOUR CAMERAS AT THE SUN!

It's not an opinion. Leave a sensor pointing at the sun for any length of time and you run serious risk or ruining the sensor.
The same thing can happen to your eyes.
Also, do not point a laser, even low powered, into the sensor, or your eyes.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 24, 2012 at 03:18 UTC
On lava photo in zkz5's photo gallery (2 comments in total)

Nice bokeh..

Direct link | Posted on Dec 15, 2012 at 04:19 UTC as 1st comment | 1 reply
On wtclightning portrait photo in kadelsberg's photo gallery (1 comment in total)

This is an 'electrifying' picture.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 6, 2012 at 21:56 UTC as 1st comment
On PT3C9219 photo in dpreview review samples's photo gallery (5 comments in total)

Nice bokeh.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 6, 2012 at 21:54 UTC as 1st comment

It's tragic.
All the way around, just tragic.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 6, 2012 at 21:46 UTC as 21st comment
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RudivanS: Sorry, but it almost looks as ridiculous as those pimped out DSLR video cams.

Some people buy a camera for the technology while others buy one for the art.
I personally don't care what the camera looks like, as long as it achieves my artistic goals...
And of course, there are those that make a living with a camera. Then it's about commerce.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 6, 2012 at 21:28 UTC
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omhaus1: I do not understand why Fotodiox is not offering a 10 stop ND round filter for their holder....

A dome shaped filter would eliminate the vignetting however, it would probably cost an arm and a leg to produce...

Direct link | Posted on Dec 6, 2012 at 21:25 UTC

Photography is dead? What an absurd question.
Photography will die when the last member of the human race dies.
We are all photographers, we take pictures with our eyes first. The camera and whatever medium is simply a convenient way to capture an instant of what we see.
That's why I stress the ability to 'see' when taking a photograph.
We 'see' the picture first with our eyes, and then commit it to the medium.
Photography is dead, bah! humbug!

Direct link | Posted on Nov 19, 2012 at 03:25 UTC as 5th comment
On Tamron releases image-stabilized 24-70mm F2.8 zoom article (190 comments in total)

Everyone is so hung up on technology these days...

Don't loose sight of the what the technology is for, to allow you to 'see' and record what you see.

If you cannot see the best technology is useless.

Remember, it's not about the camera...

Direct link | Posted on Nov 19, 2012 at 01:20 UTC as 2nd comment
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