JackM

JackM

Lives in United States Portland, United States
Works as a geek
Joined on Apr 1, 2005
About me:

Part time pro shooting youth sports, portraits, real estate, my family, and whatever else. Haven't quit my day job yet.

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"Each surface of every element takes roughly 90 minutes to polish, and this is done by hand."

:-O

Link | Posted on Mar 23, 2017 at 13:44 UTC as 11th comment
On article Fujifilm X100F Review (666 comments in total)
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ogl: Ricoh GRIII will be the killer

Funny, coming from Canon I found my X100S's skin tones to be unnatural sometimes, in certain kinds of light. A little too often, unfortunately.

Link | Posted on Mar 22, 2017 at 13:19 UTC
On article Fujifilm X100F Review (666 comments in total)
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JackM: Did they fix the problem of the power switch being too loose and easy to bump? Or did they fix that with the X100T?

Maybe I got a lemon, but my power switch was too easy to bump.

Link | Posted on Mar 21, 2017 at 20:44 UTC
On article Fujifilm X100F Review (666 comments in total)
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JackM: Did they fix the problem of the power switch being too loose and easy to bump? Or did they fix that with the X100T?

I carried mine in a neoprene case and usually threw that in a bag or large pocket. Other times I would just have the bare camera in a large pocket.

Link | Posted on Mar 21, 2017 at 19:25 UTC
On article Fujifilm X100F Review (666 comments in total)
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JackM: Did they fix the problem of the power switch being too loose and easy to bump? Or did they fix that with the X100T?

Cool. Which one do you have? This was infuriating on my X100S.

Link | Posted on Mar 21, 2017 at 13:47 UTC
On article Fujifilm X100F Review (666 comments in total)

Did they fix the problem of the power switch being too loose and easy to bump? Or did they fix that with the X100T?

Link | Posted on Mar 21, 2017 at 00:53 UTC as 13th comment | 9 replies
On article Fujifilm X100F Review (666 comments in total)
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ogl: Ricoh GRIII will be the killer

Cargo shorts, GR in one pocket, X100 in another, and the Fuji 50mm converter in a third would make a great travel kit.

Link | Posted on Mar 21, 2017 at 00:48 UTC
On article Throwback Thursday: Our first cameras (384 comments in total)
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JackM: Kodak Disc

Indeed it was fine for 4x6" snaps, and it was super easy to bring along anywhere. I have some great memories from 6th to 8th grade with that camera. On my model, the position of the shutter button on the front of the camera prevented you from covering the flash with your finger, however it also meant holding the camera by the flip-down cover, which wasn't exactly ergonomic.

Link | Posted on Mar 20, 2017 at 22:08 UTC
On article Throwback Thursday: Our first cameras (384 comments in total)

Kodak Disc

Link | Posted on Mar 19, 2017 at 10:33 UTC as 54th comment | 2 replies
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Gesture: Would love to see this camera compared to the Sigma Merrills, which I think Sigma should still offer alongside the Quattros. I can still remember my first 8x10 enlargement from a 120 negative taken by a humble Yashicamat 124G. Not simply the astounding detail and sharpness and tonality, but the total amount of information. This is when photography represents but also transcends reality.

I remember Michael Reichmann saying something similar with the first Merrill images he looked at. Just to be vowed by what is being revealed. Don't see it here yet on monitor. The most impressive to me in that regard in recent years has been the Pentax K full frame.

The Merrill advantage disappears on 4K monitors, unless you view at 200%, which is usually pointless.

Link | Posted on Mar 14, 2017 at 14:36 UTC

"I'd prefer to spend the day walking around with the GFX 50S over a Nikon D810 or Canon EOS 5D SR (with similar-sized lenses)"

Canon 5DSR with 50/1.8STM would do the job and be much more portable and less conspicuous. That lens is impossibly good.

Link | Posted on Mar 14, 2017 at 14:29 UTC as 25th comment
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james s. kennedy: Sorry to see it disappear. Some people get upset about legal abortion. I guess 7 billion people on earth are not enough. I am much more worried about mountain gorillas, polar bears, giraffes, etc., than another billion naked apes.

Stupid non-sequitor of the day award goes to...

Link | Posted on Mar 14, 2017 at 02:35 UTC
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ADiStefano: If Canon made a 5d level build quality/features full frame mirrorless camera it would end the Sony A7 line as it currently stands.

Yes, but only if the AF matches the performance of the 5D4. We've basically reached parity on IQ, it's all about AF now.

Link | Posted on Feb 28, 2017 at 14:55 UTC

#latetotheparty

Link | Posted on Feb 28, 2017 at 14:53 UTC as 60th comment
On article CP+ 2017: Updated Fujifilm GFX 50S sample gallery (83 comments in total)

Not sure I'm seeing a reason to switch from my 5DSR. Then again, there are few if any images here that are useful for evaluating the camera. Need a scene with lots of detail throughout, with roughly constant depth, and the camera orthogonal to it.

Link | Posted on Feb 27, 2017 at 14:28 UTC as 4th comment
On article Nikon PC Nikkor 19mm F4E sample gallery (87 comments in total)

Not wide enough for me. I shoot real estate at 16mm, and hope to someday have the Canon 17mm TS-E. But there are times when even 16mm isn't wide enough, so I really wouldn't want to go to 19.

Link | Posted on Feb 21, 2017 at 04:44 UTC as 7th comment | 1 reply
On article Super Bowl Halftime lit up by choreographed drone show (96 comments in total)
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Bombastic: Damn fine half time show.
NOW if only that incredibly obscure sport would be half as interesting.

junk, that is something in and of itself. It takes actual skill and talent to be able to sing well and dance, live. I don't care for her songs, but she is talented. And not hard to look at either.

Link | Posted on Feb 9, 2017 at 19:33 UTC
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Marco Nero: How does it perform at f/1.2 ? Oh, that's right... ;)

Who cares?

Link | Posted on Feb 9, 2017 at 04:32 UTC
On article Super Bowl Halftime lit up by choreographed drone show (96 comments in total)
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Bombastic: Damn fine half time show.
NOW if only that incredibly obscure sport would be half as interesting.

No Soccer fan or Baseball fan should ever call any other sport uninteresting.

Link | Posted on Feb 7, 2017 at 16:22 UTC
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Digitalis32: At least the landscapes make up for the lack of diversity.

Hater. Can't you just say something nice for once?

Link | Posted on Feb 5, 2017 at 02:55 UTC
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