Don Karner

Don Karner

Lives in United States Broken Arrow, OK, United States
Joined on Jan 3, 2000
About me:

Sold the Canon 7D and Mamiya 645. Considering what the next step will be.
Looks like I have gone mirrorless for the time being with the addition of the Panasonic G6.

Several point and shoots of various brands including the wonderful old Canon G-3 and the surprisingly nice SX230.

I like to make large prints of landscapes and still life.
To me a photograph is only a photograph when it is printed. Just my take from an old timer. ;-)

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Don Karner: Why do we mess up photos on purpose?

Is is called style? Or what?

Thanks for your thoughtful reply. I always try to visualize in B&W when shooting. I know that shooting with a pinhole or Holga does change the image capture process (and thought process). But sometimes I wonder why we do it when the general public seems to just want everything in focus and in saturated color...... ;-)

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Why do we mess up photos on purpose?

Is is called style? Or what?

Direct link | Posted on Jun 2, 2014 at 00:58 UTC as 21st comment | 4 replies
On onOne Software's Perfect Effects 8 available for free article (117 comments in total)

Sure glad I paid $99 bucks for it a while back. ;-(

Direct link | Posted on May 5, 2014 at 21:51 UTC as 52nd comment | 1 reply
On DSC00150-ISO100 photo in dpreview review samples's photo gallery (2 comments in total)

Is there a sensor cleaner on the A6000?

Direct link | Posted on Apr 26, 2014 at 20:39 UTC as 1st comment
On Past and present: NYC's changing streetscape article (49 comments in total)

Actually NOT fascinating at all to me. Maybe if I lived around NY.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 14, 2014 at 14:38 UTC as 11th comment | 1 reply
On IMG_0094 photo in dpreview review samples's photo gallery (2 comments in total)

Looks like dust on the sensor.... How can that be?

Direct link | Posted on Apr 7, 2014 at 22:47 UTC as 2nd comment
On Olympus OM-D E-M10 Review preview (317 comments in total)
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itsastickup: It's a beautiful camera.

However:

Show me the bokeh, show me the bokeh, show me the bokeh!!!

And not at $900, FFS. These clowns won't crack mirroless until they realise that the common man wants everything but his kid's face out of focus. And he gets it from APS-C for less than $200

In my experience, the common man and woman want to see everything in the picture in focus. Only us photographers enjoy creamy out-of-focus areas.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 19, 2014 at 00:32 UTC
On Nikon 1 V3: a quick summary article (597 comments in total)
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vroger1: Still has that Teensy sensor?? What's the point? My results with the EOS M (yes reallythe EOS M with an Optical v/f) are so remarkable at APS-C size, that I refuse to go small. Even my Lumix m4/3 can't cut Black and White as well.

Really guys? How long did you use the M? I find it makes much better files than a Lumix m4/3. You probably won't want to shoot car racing with it but other than that, quite capable. far from a mess.

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On Nikon D3300 real-world samples gallery article (25 comments in total)

On shots of the little girl, seems like the hair is always out of focus and even the eyes mostly. Did the camera just miss the focus or was that intentional?
Most of the shots seem a touch soft.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 10, 2014 at 14:33 UTC as 8th comment | 3 replies
On Fujifilm X-E2 Review preview (302 comments in total)
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Don Karner: So, is everybody a sports shooter now?

Yes R Butler..... I fumbled my reply to Jimmyjangboo! Will try not to make further mistakes! ;-)

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On Fujifilm X-E2 Review preview (302 comments in total)

So, is everybody a sports shooter now?

Direct link | Posted on Mar 5, 2014 at 19:20 UTC as 98th comment | 5 replies

How truly lousy will this lens be?

Direct link | Posted on Feb 6, 2014 at 16:52 UTC as 36th comment
On Hands-on with the Nikon D3300 and 35mm F1.8G lens article (141 comments in total)
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JEROME NOLAS: OK, so where's 35mm(eqv.) f2.8 for $500? You have to use 24mm 2.8D
I had one during film era but it's almost three decadas ago...Nikon still makes so many old timers I can't believe it!!!

I don't love Canon but I do enjoy using my Canon M. The files it creates are quite nice. Fine detail and color handling, especially for a small mirrorless camera. It is a nice complement to my newish Pana G6.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 8, 2014 at 17:05 UTC

Best bang for the buck was the Panasonic G6 two lens kit. Which of course, was not on the list.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 18, 2013 at 23:12 UTC as 69th comment
On Retro Nikon 'DF' emerges from the shadows article (1514 comments in total)

Are they ever just going to announce the camera and sell it?

Direct link | Posted on Nov 4, 2013 at 20:37 UTC as 37th comment | 1 reply

How can one effectively quit FB?

Direct link | Posted on Sep 9, 2013 at 15:18 UTC as 10th comment | 1 reply
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Dennis Linden: It's great. Someone is thinking of something different with regard to image making tools. I bet that despite the photographers complaints, they will make money on this, and we need them to be profitable to continue to exist. It might not be my cup of tea, but that's only because I am too poor and therefore too jealous.

Why should I care if Leica continues to exist? They have lost their way in the digital age. Now where was that ad for the Hasselblad Lunar?

Direct link | Posted on Jun 20, 2013 at 00:58 UTC

Maybe the words "Raw Edition" is just a decal, since it looks rather crooked.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 20, 2013 at 00:52 UTC as 128th comment

It is bad enough that the regular D-Lux 6 is $799.

What does one get for the extra $400? Not to speak of the extra $600 for this thing.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 20, 2013 at 00:51 UTC as 129th comment | 1 reply

Pretty soon we'll be back to the mainframe model, all our software will be in the cloud and we will have something like "dumb" terminals as an interface.

This is progress?

Direct link | Posted on May 7, 2013 at 15:00 UTC as 250th comment
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