GreatOceanSoftware

Lives in United States Davis, CA, United States
Works as a IT
Has a website at www.greatoceansoftware.com
Joined on May 29, 2011

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On article Photo of the week: Torment (72 comments in total)
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tko: It's manipulated! Altered and presented as truth. Not even one image, but four! Fire that photographer immediately! And I'm sure Photoshop was used somewhere. According to some DPR members, it's cheating to post process for contests. We need to train the public to spot fakes like this before its too late.

At least it you believe the news from DPR . . .

:)

It's the most interesting photo in the world.

Stay thirsty, my photog friends.

Link | Posted on Jul 22, 2017 at 15:08 UTC

Cool, but I'm pretty sure when I shoot my landscapes, I'm only going to push the button once. Will I pay for extra functionality, features and controls I don't need?

Link | Posted on Jun 20, 2017 at 19:12 UTC as 21st comment
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samsaamsaaam: I purchased a Fuji X-T20 after much talk about the legendary colors and near perfect JPGs that require no post. Unfortunately, this has not been my experience. I find that the colors are stylized but nowhere near accurate. This is sometimes related to the white balance that seems to do different things in different lighting. Also, metering is very inconsistent.

I know my experience does not represent the market but i think it might be possible that this Fuji bump is a phase.

Sam,

I have an X-T2 and I will admit that this camera has a unique image look and feel. I enjoy the system immensely and shoot about half B/W, half color. I also have Olympus that I consider a good alternative to Fuji with a lot more native color punch directly out of the camera. If you're going to switch, you might consider Olympus. Best wishes and good luck.

Link | Posted on Jun 12, 2017 at 19:37 UTC
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GreatOceanSoftware: I've owned 40-50 cameras through the years. All manufacturers and most formats. I've learned when purchasing a digital camera to place the most value on image quality out of the camera. It doesn't matter to me much anymore what combination of buttons and menus I had to use to prepare for the shot. Sure, certain body specifications are still important, e.g. weather sealing, but at the end of the day when I add a photo to my library, I want one that pleases me to see and share. Technology will come and go, and forever make changes to the equipment we use, but I just love making the images.

Sorry, I was really trying to speak to the long term evolution of picture making. We've seen film replace plates and sensors replce film as the mainstream medium. I suppose one day we'll all pop on a 2 billion giga picel contact lens that we control with our thoughts. Whatever the mechanism for producing the image, I have learned over the years to make my first judgement of a camera by its out-of-device image quality. Is the color output what I'm looking for? How about grayscale? Kind of like walking into an appliance store and seeing all of the TVs showing the same movie. Some will grab your interest right away. That's all. Fo ME, as long as I have the image "look" that i want, I can live with variations in features, formats, manufacturers, etc. Each camera has taught me new things and I've enjoyed them all. - Randy

Link | Posted on Jun 11, 2017 at 17:15 UTC

I've owned 40-50 cameras through the years. All manufacturers and most formats. I've learned when purchasing a digital camera to place the most value on image quality out of the camera. It doesn't matter to me much anymore what combination of buttons and menus I had to use to prepare for the shot. Sure, certain body specifications are still important, e.g. weather sealing, but at the end of the day when I add a photo to my library, I want one that pleases me to see and share. Technology will come and go, and forever make changes to the equipment we use, but I just love making the images.

Link | Posted on Jun 10, 2017 at 16:59 UTC as 28th comment | 6 replies
On article Analog gems: 10 excellent, affordable film cameras (828 comments in total)

Add the Olympus OM-10. My first camera and still a favorite.

Link | Posted on May 20, 2017 at 15:58 UTC as 331st comment

Wow. Minolta finally beat Nikon.

Link | Posted on Apr 15, 2017 at 00:34 UTC as 90th comment | 3 replies

Phablet. Phablet. Phablet.

And while im at it... Humperdinck. Humperdinck. Humperdinck.

Link | Posted on Apr 1, 2017 at 14:19 UTC as 54th comment
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GreatOceanSoftware: I buy cameras (a) because I love photography, and (v) because the cameras I own are the ones that inspire me to get out and take better photos.

(b)

Link | Posted on Mar 21, 2017 at 14:27 UTC

I buy cameras (a) because I love photography, and (v) because the cameras I own are the ones that inspire me to get out and take better photos.

Link | Posted on Mar 21, 2017 at 14:26 UTC as 376th comment | 1 reply
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HaroldC3: Next up, 1000 kamakaze drones. How would you stop them all?

We need the Genie missles back.

Link | Posted on Feb 26, 2017 at 06:33 UTC
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Michel Savage: I am cruelly disappointed. Been waiting day after day for these to come out. Even sold my Fuji A2 for that. Big bad blow against Nikon and its reputation: the DL disaster will always remain in everybody's mind, reminding us that, well, if you buy a Nikon product, Nikon may not honor its warranties because it may not remain in existence. Very sad. We must now turn to Canon or hesitantly, Sony. Thank you Nikon, the D7100 was a great camera, and my last Nikon ever. Someone at Nikon headquarters just phocked up.

Cancelled my pre-order in early December and got an Olympus Pen-F instead. Having a blast.

Link | Posted on Feb 14, 2017 at 03:02 UTC
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Smack53: This is kind of a personal article as I took up photography as a hobby to ease the pain of cancer 7 years ago. There were many days that I just wanted to give up, but I would get out there and do a little more each time and go a little further to force myself to get to out the way places for a photo. My little Canon PowerShot A510 was the way I started out, but as I started to get more into the hobby, I wanted something a little better to work with, so my family blessed me with a Canon PowerShot G12. I learned an awful lot about manual controls on that camera, and it gave me more excitement about the days ahead, and brought back some hope that all would be alright. Ultimately, I survived and am in remarkable health due to a hobby that forced me to keep moving and stay focused on the brighter side of life than the hell I was going through. Many thanks to Lisa Bettany for allowing us to see her incredible journey as an inspiration to us all!

Love this.

Link | Posted on Jan 28, 2017 at 07:17 UTC

Delightful and inspiring. I'm a better photographer because of you. You go, girl.

Link | Posted on Jan 28, 2017 at 06:30 UTC as 5th comment

I'm getting one. I don't care what you guys say :-)

Link | Posted on Jan 7, 2017 at 02:05 UTC as 20th comment | 1 reply
On article DPReview Asks: What was your first camera? (766 comments in total)

Olympus OM-10 (with the Manual Adapter!)

Link | Posted on Nov 4, 2016 at 13:30 UTC as 603rd comment
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GreatOceanSoftware: 10 years from now: "Remember the days when we used to mechanically shift the sensor? Ha! Why didn't we just spend our energy developing the cuz (probably quantum dot or some such) sensor?"

Silly autocorrect. I meant XYZ sensor.

Link | Posted on May 9, 2016 at 05:25 UTC

10 years from now: "Remember the days when we used to mechanically shift the sensor? Ha! Why didn't we just spend our energy developing the cuz (probably quantum dot or some such) sensor?"

Link | Posted on May 7, 2016 at 02:03 UTC as 31st comment | 3 replies

Everyone is worried that someone else is going to get rich in some tangential way based on their work. Please stop with the paranoia and litigation.

Link | Posted on Jul 4, 2015 at 20:54 UTC as 132nd comment | 2 replies

This long time Nikon SLR/DSLR professional photographer is now Fuji X-T1 and I'm quite satisfied. As long as image quality, build quality and all other ergonomics are good, I'll remain mirrorless indefinitely.

Link | Posted on Jun 19, 2015 at 18:46 UTC as 137th comment
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