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, some of them as pro, most as amateur.

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On Fujifilm X-T1 Review preview (404 comments in total)

I think it's fitting that DPR gave this the exact same rating as the EM1. These are closely matched competitors, with about the same amount of pluses and minuses on both sides. It boils down to personal preference between two excellent cameras. This sort of competition should be good for both camps.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 14, 2014 at 15:55 UTC as 111th comment | 6 replies
On Mockups emerge of new Olympus OM-D 'OM-G' news story (331 comments in total)
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Jim Salvas: For those too young to remember, there was an actual OM-G model and some of the above photoshopping comes from that.

Will the motor drive - pardon me, "grip," take AA batteries?

Direct link | Posted on Apr 1, 2014 at 18:00 UTC
On Mockups emerge of new Olympus OM-D 'OM-G' news story (331 comments in total)

For those too young to remember, there was an actual OM-G model and some of the above photoshopping comes from that.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 1, 2014 at 17:44 UTC as 167th comment | 3 replies
On Mockups emerge of new Olympus OM-D 'OM-G' news story (331 comments in total)

I think it's nice they included the "R" switch, to allow reversing the sensor.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 1, 2014 at 17:35 UTC as 171st comment

I haven't seen the problem in my images, but I'm glad to see that Olympus is making my good camera even better. The audio and live view improvements are very welcome.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 31, 2014 at 14:17 UTC as 40th comment
On Bokeh Art challenge (10 comments in total)

Who will be the winner of the worst-managed challenge in recent memory? Stay tuned right here.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 22, 2014 at 01:35 UTC as 2nd comment
On Bokeh Art challenge (10 comments in total)

I read the rules. I used a diffraction filter to change the character of the bokeh in my photo. I specifically manipulated it in camera to "play" with the light creatively. And it was disqualified, while many instances of much simpler blur remain. I'm very disappointed.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 17, 2014 at 15:10 UTC as 8th comment | 1 reply
On Nikon D4s unboxing: It's arrived! news story (265 comments in total)

I thought I'd get into the spirit, so I posted an unboxing series of my latest purchase on the m43 forum...

http://www.dpreview.com/forums/post/53308847

Direct link | Posted on Mar 14, 2014 at 17:04 UTC as 34th comment
On Apple is on camera-engineer hiring spree post (87 comments in total)

They have enough cash on hand to simply buy the camera industry. All of it.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 14, 2014 at 14:52 UTC as 17th comment | 1 reply
On Nikon D4s unboxing: It's arrived! news story (265 comments in total)

What a cheapskate packing job. The outer box, which has been re-used, isn't big enough for protection and the peanuts don't even match each other. Did someone salvage those from eBay buys?

Who packs a $6,000 camera like this?

Direct link | Posted on Mar 14, 2014 at 05:13 UTC as 61st comment | 2 replies
On Nikon 1 V3: a quick summary article (580 comments in total)

From the minds that brought us the Pronea.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 13, 2014 at 04:32 UTC as 231st comment | 2 replies
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jeffharris: Try pushing the envelope with a decent user interface!

The VCR era mess they have now makes Olympus cameras far less appealing than they should be!

The main user interface on my E-M1 is the two programmable control dials, with a thumb switch changing their functions instantly. I don't think anyone else has this 2x2 interface and it works brilliantly. The rest of the menu stuff is one button click away to activate a Super Control Panel on the LCD. Where's the problem?

Direct link | Posted on Feb 26, 2014 at 16:25 UTC
On Nikon D4s First Impressions Review preview (819 comments in total)
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Jim Salvas: Nikon introduces the 1982 Cadillac Fleetwood Brougham. Undoubtedly a great model.

Jim is a guy who likes jokes and satire, but there apparently are lots of folks around here who don't get satire.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 26, 2014 at 01:55 UTC
On Nikon D4s First Impressions Review preview (819 comments in total)
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Jim Salvas: Nikon introduces the 1982 Cadillac Fleetwood Brougham. Undoubtedly a great model.

I forgot: it has to be heavier to be easier to hold still because most Nikon lenses ARE NOT STABILIZED and neither is the body! How could I have forgotten that?

$6,500 and no stabilization on a $1,700 lens like the 58/1.4? Those pros must sure have steady hands.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 25, 2014 at 21:49 UTC
On Nikon D4s First Impressions Review preview (819 comments in total)

Nikon introduces the 1982 Cadillac Fleetwood Brougham. Undoubtedly a great model.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 25, 2014 at 17:49 UTC as 134th comment | 10 replies
On Nikon D4s First Impressions Review preview (819 comments in total)

How much if this could have been accomplished with just a firmware update? Seems to me, almost all if it.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 25, 2014 at 15:29 UTC as 150th comment | 2 replies
On Kowa to make three manual focus lenses for Micro Four Thirds news story (138 comments in total)
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vroger1: WHAT IS MOST INTERESTING ABOUT THIS ARTICLE TO ME IS THAT THERE IS TREMENDOUS LEGITIMACY TO M-4/3 WITH MORE AND MORE MANUFACTUERS JUMPING ON THE BANDWAGON. THE PROBLEM IS THE NUMBER OF M-4/3 DIGICAMS WITHOUT VIEWFINDERS. NON-AUTOFOCUS LENSES SUCH AS THESE ARE HARD TO HANDLE WHEN NOT USING A V/F. THE ANSWER? ALL M4/3 DIGICAMS SHOULD HAVE EITHER INTEGRAL OR ACCESSORY EVF'S.

There is little need to focus such a lens such as the 8.5. Set it to the hyper focal distance and everything from less than 3ft to infinity is in focus.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 17, 2014 at 18:30 UTC
On Kowa to make three manual focus lenses for Micro Four Thirds news story (138 comments in total)

Kowa Bunga, Buffalo Bob!

(Somebody had to say it)

Direct link | Posted on Feb 17, 2014 at 17:07 UTC as 37th comment | 2 replies

Other top executives should study this interview. Mr. Yamaki makes himself and his company look better with his direct, non-evasive and self-effacing answers. He made me go "wow!"

Direct link | Posted on Feb 16, 2014 at 17:03 UTC as 42nd comment | 1 reply

The focus group must have consisted of a half dozen Sigma engineers. They could not possibly have asked actual photographers, who may have wanted frills like viewfinders or interchangeable lenses.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 11, 2014 at 06:20 UTC as 62nd comment | 2 replies
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