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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The defensiveness from DSLR users is almost deafening. Their brands have 90% of the market, but they still fear they may have made a poor choice.

Reminds me of the old Mac/PC debates, especially pre-Windows. Yeah, that graphical user interface stuff will never catch on.

Direct link | Posted on May 20, 2015 at 22:19 UTC as 104th comment | 2 replies
On alireza in the A flower challenge (9 comments in total)

The winner of this challenge seems to be desperate for recognition. He has now been recognized as a poor photographer and a cheat.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 27, 2015 at 22:39 UTC as 4th comment
On Iran-Yazd in the An image challenge (10 comments in total)

Joined on 4/4. Entered one challenge. Won against 455 others with disproportionate number of 5-star votes.

Nah. Nothing suspicious here.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 23, 2015 at 16:46 UTC as 3rd comment
On An Image challenge (21 comments in total)

This one is ridiculous. The title is "An Image," but the additional rules are where you finally explain the theme? I hope nobody enters to show you what a mess you've made.

Please DQ my comment.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 23, 2015 at 00:30 UTC as 12th comment | 1 reply
On Mount Fuji and other stars in the An image challenge (2 comments in total)

My top choice. I really love this photo.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 23, 2015 at 00:25 UTC as 1st comment | 1 reply

For once, I see no reason to install an OS-X upgrade. This is pathetic.

And for those who claim it's free software and I shouldn't complain, no it's not free. I pay for it through the premium prices on my Apple products. The premium for an Apple laptop just became worth a little less.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 17, 2015 at 16:05 UTC as 197th comment | 5 replies
On Pompon in the - Spaghetti- (Full Colours Only + Border) challenge (5 comments in total)

Great idea, well-executed.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 16, 2015 at 13:50 UTC as 3rd comment
On An image challenge (9 comments in total)

Such a wide variety of images have been submitted, many quite good. I hope the high scoring ones also display this variety.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 15, 2015 at 19:13 UTC as 2nd comment

Can you put it on a selfie stick?

Direct link | Posted on Apr 1, 2015 at 20:46 UTC as 17th comment
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Jim Salvas: What fun! But, hey, guys, we're also waiting for a test of continuous AF with the E-M1’s new firmware. This would have been a good opportunity.

I'm surprised you find the Mark II better for C-AF, as it doesn't have the PDAF of the E-M1. I haven't used a Mark II, but the new firmware definitely improved my E-M1. The Mark II must be doing very well, indeed.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 24, 2015 at 14:45 UTC

What fun! But, hey, guys, we're also waiting for a test of continuous AF with the E-M1’s new firmware. This would have been a good opportunity.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 24, 2015 at 13:30 UTC as 44th comment | 21 replies
On Olympus OM-D E-M5 II Review preview (797 comments in total)
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Jim Salvas: It's amazing how these cameras get slammed for "only" having 16mp when the Nikon D4s has the same resolution. Sure, it has tremendous dynamic range an low light capability, but in good light there's not that much difference in what you can put on paper.

It's not just compared to "peers in the same class." It regularly gets compared to cameras costing twice or three times as much, as in this review, against the D810. Granted, it's a limited comparison, but a 40mp product photography camera with no moire for just over a thousand dollars is pretty decent.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 19, 2015 at 03:50 UTC
On Olympus OM-D E-M5 II Review preview (797 comments in total)

It's amazing how these cameras get slammed for "only" having 16mp when the Nikon D4s has the same resolution. Sure, it has tremendous dynamic range an low light capability, but in good light there's not that much difference in what you can put on paper.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 19, 2015 at 00:27 UTC as 154th comment | 7 replies
On Olympus OM-D E-M5 II Review preview (797 comments in total)
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Jim Salvas: I'm a little surprised the review mentions PDAF in the A6000 and the NX1, but not the E-M1 and especially not the recent and significant firmware improvement in the E-M1.

With the new 3.0 firmware, it will use PDAF at up to 9 FPS with either 4/3 or m4/3 lenses. Works great.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 19, 2015 at 00:22 UTC
On Olympus OM-D E-M5 II Review preview (797 comments in total)

I'm a little surprised the review mentions PDAF in the A6000 and the NX1, but not the E-M1 and especially not the recent and significant firmware improvement in the E-M1.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 18, 2015 at 19:40 UTC as 186th comment | 2 replies
On Apple reveals Photos beta for developers post (125 comments in total)

Why didn't they just sell Aperture? Another company would be happy to take over this user base and keep a very good app on the Apple platform.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 8, 2015 at 14:15 UTC as 37th comment | 1 reply
On DPReview Readers' best shots of 2014 article (57 comments in total)

OK, these are better than mine. Well, most of them.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 25, 2015 at 18:07 UTC as 43rd comment | 2 replies
On Perfect Timing in the Decisive moment-revisited challenge (2 comments in total)

That's a pretty amazing capture, especially with a manual focus lens at 1.2. You get extra points for degree of difficulty.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 23, 2015 at 14:38 UTC as 1st comment
On Corinne in the Linkedin Headshots challenge (8 comments in total)
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TimR-Niagara: WushuMR2: looks like a soft light pointed directly in front of her to soften the face, a hairlight just behind her right shoulder and a hairlight just above her left eye both pointing downwards at 40 degrees and a fill light pointed upwards to light up her neck

That's pretty close.

The key light was in a 22" beauty dish reflector, about 3 feet from the subject and above her. The fill light was in an umbrella, below the camera position.There was a hair light from the rear, at camera left. There was a fourth light on the black background, providing that graduated gray.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 13, 2015 at 21:58 UTC
On Corinne in the Linkedin Headshots challenge (8 comments in total)

I shot this for use on a corporate website. And there is no link to preserve the privacy of the subject.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 13, 2015 at 15:16 UTC as 4th comment
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