Lives in Canada Ottawa ON, Canada
Works as a Ret'd E. Engineer, Software Developer
Joined on Nov 12, 2007
About me:

SLR user since 1962, digital camera user since 2000

Current bodies 80D, 40D, 600D, one G15 P&S, two digital Canon camcorders
six Canon lenses plus Sigma 18-200mm, 10-20mm
4000dpi Canon film scanner, 9600 dpi Canon 9000F flat-bed scanner,
Adobe, Canon and other photo & video software

Four desktop networked PCs, three laptops, Android and iPad tablets.

Enjoy landscape, traveling, wildlife, family and technical (e.g., macro) photography.

John1940's recent activity

  • Replied in Modular Things
    I live in a farm area and I am still amazed at how modular farm tractors are. They remind me of SLRs and DSLRs from Canon, Nikon and others.
  • That happened even in the film days when film and 35mm scanners became popular. I bought a Canon 4000 dpi film and Kodachrome slide scanner 20 years ago and it still works. But it's really slow -- ...
  • It was good for its day. This is what DPR said: "The new resolution leader for six megapixel D-SLR' s (SuperCCD performs well)" It was highly recommended by DPR.
  • What about my two Canon macro lenses (60mm and 100mm) which I consider to be my sharpest?
  • Created discussion thread Lens extension tubes
    Does anyone here use extension tubes? I'm having fun doing so but I'd like to hear your experience. If I use either of my two sharpest non-tele-photo Canon lenses (which are macro lenses) and wish ...
  • I have been a Canon EOS guy since it started in the film days. I'm happy with it. But I would have been just as happy with Nikon. In many ways Nikon is better. My advice is stick with Nikon.
  • Replied in Cloud Storage
    I use the Microsoft cloud and have never had any errors with it. But it's slow because our current service is slow. We are going to get a much faster optical fiber service in the late spring 2019. ...
  • Replied in Cloud Storage
    How often do you need or use anything except jpegs? If it's a lot, just add more disk drives so that you have two copies of everything. And keep one unplugged. I also use two PCs. That is important. ...
  • The Canon G15, for example, is still being sold but it's likely that Canon no longer makes it. They do not make them one at a time like a made-to-measure suit. That would be very expensive. If ...
  • Replied in My pocket camera
    I bought a Canon G15 five years ago and to me it's still the best one. It's small and won a gold rating from DPR six years ago. It sells for about $320 USD.
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  • Those fine pictures were taken on pretty balmy days. I have taken far more winter shots with my DLRs than with my G15, which I bought 5 years ago. Sunshine also helps a lot to keep camera and user ...
  • I've spent most of my 79 years in places with cold winters, including now. When taking pictures or video clips, you have to use small cameras such as my Canon G15. That is small enough to wear ...
  • An earlier article on camera GPS : John1940
  • Thanks for the information, Franco. As a side note, it seems that GPS on a DSLR is not used as much as I expected.
  • Nice website!
  • True. Same with the camera.
  • The 6D was the first one. You will appreciate the 7D2 GPS if you travel more. There are countless places where your smart phone will not work. And its batteries also drain with use.
  • Created discussion thread A DSLR feature that barely took off
    A feature that only one DSLR has would have been great in my travels over the years. It's GPS. A separate GPS works well but what does one call the location? Or where is it? It' not possible to ...
  • Good post.
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