John1940

John1940

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

  • With SLRs I most used Kodachrome, so I had to wait years or decades to do post processing. Photoshop did wonders in minutes. Luckily I was a pack rat and kept many slides.
  • Created discussion thread Video clips versus stills
    How often do you take video clips versus photographs with the same camera (if it can do videos)? With my Canon 600D Rebel, I'd do about 5% on trips. When I was using my 40D or earlier, I would take ...
  • I'm seriously considering buying the tiny Panasonic 4K camcorder from B&H. It's the best one by far -- and the most expensive. I started using much bigger digital camcorders in my travels before ...
  • Created discussion thread Small camcorders
    Is anyone here using one of the current small camcorders?
  • Very good post!
  • My favorite flower is the Chrysanthemum (or Mum). Mums in bloom are really striking. I am using DPP and RAW+jpeg to get the colors just right. (I haven’t quite succeeded yet. Our Mums are yellow, ...
  • The great majority of my pictures are jpeg to begin with. I only use raw if I think I'm like to want to do serious editing. If I had planned to get paid for any shot I'd have use raw+jpeg. I an ...
  • IMO, a good answer is often seen or given by DPR for reviewing cameras -- especially ones with removable lenses. You have to look at everything. It's often quite subjective. The same is true for ...
  • Replied in Hoarding
    That is true to a point. A better analogy might be trying to get to a paperless office. I have had better luck getting rid of a lifetime of paper and books -- in addition to all sorts of tools and ...
  • I have actually stopped printing almost totally! The exception is something such as a PDF where I can add or edit a camera user guide. I use Adobe for those.
  • You are right. In the film days we took greater care to try to get a good picture. But things have changed for me. I'm not an artistic person to begin with. I often take photos of things that have ...
  • Created discussion thread How many digital photos...
    How many digital photos do you keep? I did a quick count of ones taken by the first Rebel, a 40D, another Rebel, and my 80D -- and ended up with over 26,000. I only use the newer Rebel and the 80D ...
  • My slides are mostly in Kodak carousels which are in their original boxes. I still have one projector.
  • You have come up with a great way to digitize my 1000 slides going back to about 1963! My slides are still clean and I will use my 60 mm macro lens and my 24 mp 80D set to RAW. Thank you very much! ...
  • As shown in my gear list, I have two scanners and prefer the flat bed. I still have over 1000 Kodachrome slides. The flat bed scanner has many more capabilities such as scanning small user guides ...
  • A few days ago I decided to go with Canon’s DPP (version 4) since it was free. All that was required was the serial number of my 80D. It took 14 minutes to get the zip file and a few minutes more ...
  • Thank you for your interesting and informative reply. I have decided to go with the latest version of Canon's DPP. It will work with all my cameras and I'm too old to buy any new cameras (or ...
  • Created discussion thread What software...
    What software do experienced Canon EOS photographers use the most these days for post processing? I used Photoshop extensively many years ago when I got it from work but what I have of it is ...
  • I always learn something from your analyses! John1940
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