AlexBakerPhotoz

AlexBakerPhotoz

Lives in United States NY, United States
Works as a Retired IT Director
Has a website at http://alexbakerphotoz.com
Joined on May 29, 2009

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On Behind the Shot: Shredded article (84 comments in total)

Very nice to see the whole workflow and thought process so fully explained. Most people just don't know what a professional photographer actually does and how much thought and expertise goes into making one excellent image. Thank you for your generosity in sharing this is such detail.

Direct link | Posted on May 6, 2014 at 13:49 UTC as 30th comment | 1 reply
On Female Ruby Throad in flight in the Mid-flight challenge (2 comments in total)
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bluemoonman: Amazing capture, how this only finished in 22nd place is a puzzle.

Thanks. These challenges can be a puzzle for a variety of reasons.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 14, 2014 at 03:11 UTC
On Gardens: English Country Garden challenge (4 comments in total)

What about English country gardens that are not in England? It's a type of garden transplanted (usually by the English) all over the world.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 1, 2014 at 20:16 UTC as 1st comment | 1 reply
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AlexBakerPhotoz: Well, good. I did have mine fixed once already a year ago and at that time they replaced the shutter and the CCD and it's clearly been much better. I also wonder if I sent it in again if I'd get the D610 shutter or another D600 one. I'm thinking D610. What would be the point of using the old ones if they even have any left in inventory.

Humm, I've been thinking about a new FF backup body. Wonder if I get a Nikon Referb D600, will it have the new shutter? Or if I just buy a used D600 from Adorama for $1400 and then sent it in to Nikon will they replace the shutter and clean it all up for free?

Direct link | Posted on Feb 27, 2014 at 16:14 UTC

Well, good. I did have mine fixed once already a year ago and at that time they replaced the shutter and the CCD and it's clearly been much better. I also wonder if I sent it in again if I'd get the D610 shutter or another D600 one. I'm thinking D610. What would be the point of using the old ones if they even have any left in inventory.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 27, 2014 at 15:59 UTC as 45th comment | 3 replies
On Miggo Strap and Grip review article (85 comments in total)

The strap, the bottom tripod mount is a deal breaker for my larger DSLRs. The grip looks tempting though for my Nex-6. I found a little case for it and already use either a wrist strap or a small strap, by the wrap-up wrist strap/case looks like a good to eliminate the need for any other case for such a small camera. I'd like to try one in person.

Hum, I looked at some other pictures and see the long strap used angled over the opposite shoulder, so maybe used that way the length is necessary. Still the big round connector looks really frustrating and would interfere with changing cards and batteries on many cameras.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 19, 2014 at 14:55 UTC as 28th comment
On Iconic photographer Don McCullin on war and landscapes article (75 comments in total)

Really sobering. Makes me glad I do landscapes. But I also agree with EcoPix, thanks to photographers we al have a much clearer understanding of what horrors the human race is capable of because of photography. Those poor saps marching off to every war in history prior to WWII had no idea what they were in for. Now, more and more people see the reality of war, politics, pollution, unequal distribution of wealth and resources and more and more ask "Is it worth it?"

Direct link | Posted on Feb 2, 2014 at 18:59 UTC as 7th comment
On SmugMug Films: Pulse-pounding aerial photography article (33 comments in total)

Very cool. I love Smugmug! Had an account there for quite awhile and the new web interface is wonderfully flexible and customizable.
alexbakerphotoz.com

Direct link | Posted on Feb 2, 2014 at 18:07 UTC as 14th comment
On Sony a7R teardown! Roger Cicala gets his hands dirty article (136 comments in total)

Very interesting! There's something to be said for a company that makes many different types of electronics making a camera. Engineering expertise is transferable knowledge.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 30, 2014 at 14:41 UTC as 43rd comment
On Using third-party lenses on Sony Cyber-shot a7 / a7R article (490 comments in total)

I recently bought a Nex-6 for a walk around pocket camera to compliment my Nikons and got a Fotodiox Pro adaptor for it and presto, I can use all my old Nikkor 35mm lenses from the early 70's on it and it's great and easy. Doing this on FF is very tempting. The Nikon Df would be a pretty expensive experiment, the Sony a7R might be a better and less expensive way to get to 36MP FF with these old lenses.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 27, 2014 at 15:15 UTC as 36th comment
On Wyoming's stunning weather and landscapes in time-lapse article (231 comments in total)

Beautiful, bravo! I went to your website. terrific work!

Direct link | Posted on Jan 16, 2014 at 18:11 UTC as 41st comment
On Nikon Df Review preview (1618 comments in total)

I still have a Nikkormat EL and some classic pre-AI lenses from the early '70s - 135mm f/2.8, 55mm f/3.5 Macro, 50mm f/1.4, so when the Df was announced, I was pretty excited about it. But now that I have calmed down some I realize that my D600 (dust problem all fixed now) is really wonderful. I traded my D7000 for a Sony Nex-6 that fits in my pocket and amazingly I got a Fotodiox adapter that allows me to use all the old Nikon lenses on the Nex-6! So I'll pass on the Df, but I think it was courageous of Nikon to make it. If anything, I may wind up getting a D7100 as a backup for the broader AF area and no anti-aliasing. If I were starting all over from scratch, I'd have to say the new FF Sony's sure look tempting.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 20, 2013 at 15:28 UTC as 250th comment | 2 replies
On Antelope Canyon Sandfall in the Natural Rock Formations challenge (2 comments in total)

Hate to burst your bubble, but it's a bit of a trick, The Navajo guide tosses hands full of sand up on the ledges and then ducks behind the rock at the right and you photograph it as it runs down. Of course it can happen naturally too, but it happens for sure on every photo tour of Antelope Canyon, thanks to the very helpful guides. I will however take credit for the correct exposure, DOF, composition and some color correction :-)

Direct link | Posted on Dec 8, 2013 at 17:33 UTC as 1st comment
On Roger Cicala cynically re-defines photography article (54 comments in total)

Excellent!

Direct link | Posted on Nov 26, 2013 at 00:00 UTC as 31st comment
On Grand Canyon in Winter in the Grand Canyon challenge (3 comments in total)
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Cal22: I like your picture of a landscape: All elements combined in rhythm and structure from foreground to background. It's no dramatic scene, no hell of a light, just a sunny winterday. I guess it was cold out there. Did you smell the pine?

19 degrees in early April when I got up to shoot the sunrise and truly beautiful, this was little later in the morning and it warmed up enough to melt most of the snow by mid-day. I'm so glad I was able to be there at just the right time on a quick trip.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 13, 2013 at 14:45 UTC
On Classic photographs recreated in Lego article (123 comments in total)

Very funny idea, should be a test for photography students.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 10, 2013 at 17:25 UTC as 46th comment
On Tamron to develop 150-600mm F5-6.3 ultra-telephoto zoom article (193 comments in total)

I bought a like-new used Tamron 200-500 from Adorama quite a while back and have been pleasantly surprised at the very good IQ and easy, light weight handing of such a long lens. I often hand hold it quite easily. If this new lens with the added range and VC continue in the tradition of the 200-500, it should be winner, especially if it is as great a bargain as the 200-500 is.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 8, 2013 at 22:16 UTC as 19th comment
On Fasten your seat belts! in the The Wind challenge (10 comments in total)

Great idea!

Direct link | Posted on Oct 14, 2013 at 13:28 UTC as 1st comment | 1 reply

Excellent article on a great photographer that contrasts his work against another great photographer, Henri Cartier-Bresson, to show the endlessly valid points of view that can created by (more or less) the same set of tools and a vision.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 3, 2013 at 14:34 UTC as 4th comment
On First Impressions Review: Using the Canon PowerShot G16 article (351 comments in total)

These cameras are really nice but there are getting to be so many new small pocketable cameras with significantly larger sensors that I can't picture a serious enthusiast buying one in this category anymore. I'm in the market for a new small camera to have with me all the time instead of my bulky DSLRs, but am tilting to the 1" or APS-C sensor small cameras now available for not too much more $$.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 26, 2013 at 13:48 UTC as 108th comment | 4 replies
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