Jim Salvas

Jim Salvas

Lives in United States West Chester, PA, United States
Works as a Photography/Writing
Has a website at camerajim.com
Joined on Mar 24, 2006
About me:

Serious photographer for 60+ years.

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Great gig. I visited every location Hitchcock used in North by Northwest. It made the trip interesting.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 2, 2014 at 19:41 UTC as 9th comment
On Olympus Capture software now available for E-M1 owners article (34 comments in total)

I've been using this for two days and it is a very well-designed app. It's responsive and everything works seamlessly.

I understand why Olympus has made this available only on the E-M1. The E-M1 is positioned as Olympus' professional-grade model and since tethered shooting appeals mostly to pros the app further helps differentiate this top of the line model.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 26, 2014 at 14:42 UTC as 8th comment | 2 replies
On Awaiting riders in the Carousel challenge (1 comment in total)

Congratulations on having the highest rated actual carousel photo.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 31, 2014 at 06:03 UTC as 1st comment
On Carousel challenge (5 comments in total)

By definition, a carousel should have a platform which carries the riders. Chair rides are not carousels.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 30, 2014 at 06:08 UTC as 3rd comment
On Rare Canon EF 1200mm f/5.6L USM goes on sale in UK article (218 comments in total)

On an MFT, it's a 2400mm. But then, it's only f/11 equivalent, so there goes the bokeh.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 15, 2014 at 16:54 UTC as 83rd comment
On Milla Lisa in the Mona Lisa - 20th / 21st Century challenge (7 comments in total)

Congratulations. You did nice job on this.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 15, 2014 at 02:54 UTC as 7th comment
On FEAR ** READ THE RULES ** challenge (11 comments in total)

Next challenge: "Control Freaks."

Only 100 ISO, SOOC photos of the host allowed. No cropping.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 9, 2014 at 16:07 UTC as 5th comment | 1 reply

Become the Canon Slumdog Thousandaire!

Direct link | Posted on Aug 1, 2014 at 19:11 UTC as 63rd comment

DOA if there's no wifi in this market segment. Brain dead

Direct link | Posted on Jul 29, 2014 at 05:22 UTC as 64th comment | 3 replies

So, the sample pic is a selfie, with her friends out of focus. What a marvelous leap forward.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 28, 2014 at 19:43 UTC as 29th comment
On Readers' showcase: Landscape photography article (107 comments in total)
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Rutgerbus: Very proud to see two of my pictures (#1 and #2) in this Readers Showcase. The Crown on my work. Thanks you DPReview staff.

And that with Nikon D700....the oldy. Hopefully this shows that in the race for a better picture you don't really need that MP beast to take good photo's.

Congratulations! Your selection was well-deserved.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 27, 2014 at 16:31 UTC
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Jim Salvas: Most people are not aware of the problem Lytro solves. Those who are aware won't be satisfied with the solution.

At best, Lytro becomes like Polaroid: a camera bought but rarely used. Back in the day, I bought a lot of used equipment and resold it. The Polaroids were always in like-new condition, right out of the closets, and worth about $10 a dozen.

The thing is, the aperture is ALWAYS f/2. In order for the system to work, there is no aperture, so you can't stop it down. It's always a fuzzy f/2.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 25, 2014 at 19:27 UTC

Most people are not aware of the problem Lytro solves. Those who are aware won't be satisfied with the solution.

At best, Lytro becomes like Polaroid: a camera bought but rarely used. Back in the day, I bought a lot of used equipment and resold it. The Polaroids were always in like-new condition, right out of the closets, and worth about $10 a dozen.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 24, 2014 at 22:05 UTC as 20th comment | 7 replies
On Leica T (Typ 701) First Impressions Review preview (2302 comments in total)
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lemonhooker: It is in no way difficult to handle. Leica designed it to fit right in your hand , much better than any of the competition .

The shape is a close match for the Sony A6000, but the Sony has a slightly better grip, and a built-in EVF. And, the Leica, with its kit lens and removable EVF, costs almost seven times as much, has no IS, and is apparently slow as molasses.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 23, 2014 at 18:44 UTC
On Leica T (Typ 701) First Impressions Review preview (2302 comments in total)
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Jim Salvas: They got this wrong from the unboxing. You're not supposed to unbox a Leica. It's a collectible. It doesn't even have to work.

These are "Leica lenses" in the same manner that Sony has "Zeiss lenses." They are both made in Japan and both depend on software correction of optical imperfections. The only real difference is that you can get a Sony A6000 with a Zeiss lens for 1/5 the price of this Leica, considering that buying the EVF is almost a necessity with the Leica T and the EVF costs what the entire Sony body does.

When the review is done, it should be interesting to see head to head comparisons of results. Especially with Sony's optical IS and much faster AF.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 23, 2014 at 16:01 UTC
On Leica T (Typ 701) First Impressions Review preview (2302 comments in total)
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Jim Salvas: They got this wrong from the unboxing. You're not supposed to unbox a Leica. It's a collectible. It doesn't even have to work.

It was a joke. It can be funny or not funny, but it can't be "wrong."

But, I"m not surprised humor is something a Leica fan doesn't recognize. After all, the entire marketing position of that company is a joke on the buyers.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 23, 2014 at 15:39 UTC
On Leica T (Typ 701) First Impressions Review preview (2302 comments in total)

They got this wrong from the unboxing. You're not supposed to unbox a Leica. It's a collectible. It doesn't even have to work.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 23, 2014 at 14:14 UTC as 31st comment | 7 replies
On LensRentals tests Lomography's Petzval lens article (28 comments in total)

You can simulate some of the bokeh effect with homemade front-of-lens filters. I described one such in my "bad bokeh filter" post months back.

http://www.dpreview.com/forums/post/52712944

Direct link | Posted on Jul 11, 2014 at 02:51 UTC as 10th comment

To all the pixel peepers: note that he is doing this with 12mp camera bodies.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 10, 2014 at 19:50 UTC as 19th comment | 1 reply
On Apple to cease development of Aperture article (425 comments in total)

Great. I finally bought Aperture last month. Any refunds?

Direct link | Posted on Jun 27, 2014 at 18:00 UTC as 150th comment | 2 replies
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