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 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

  • IMO smart phones are killing my G15 P&S and the like -- not DSLRs.
  • You maybe, but not me for several reasons. I'm not crazy about Win 10 but I like their choice of landscapes. They ask for feedback on each new photo. I have no idea who takes the pictures but they ...
  • Created discussion thread Favorite landscape pictures
    My current favorite landscape pictures pop up every day when I open my Window 10 PC. Here is one of many. Who needs to travel? John1940
  • I'd go with this one. But it has no warranty. Check how many shots the body has. Also, in my experience, if I just use one lens it's a Canon 15-85 mm EFs with image stabilization. It has just ...
  • Actually, the current low-end SL2 Rebel (aka 200D) is a pretty good camera. It has several good features compared to my current Rebel that is three iterations older. Once one gets used to a brand ...
  • Wow! That is a very impressive and fair post from a professional who uses whatever hardware and software tools help him get the work done with minimal or no bias. John1940
  • That is a lot of gear! It might be better to check part of your camera luggage in hard camera suitcases. If I were you, I'd call the airline and read your gear post above to them. Bins are not a ...
  • Thanks for a very interesting post. In my Mac days not only did I use a Mac at work but I also had one at home. It was a pleasure to use. For example, I used it to do architectural drawings, ...
  • I cannot refute your post but I worked for 23 years at large company that had about 90,000 employees world-wide at its peak. I retired 13 years ago. We were Mac based until about 20 years ago and ...
  • You are right. "The MacBook Pro " Core i5" 2.9 13 -Inch (Late 2016 Retina Display, Touch Bar, Four Thunderbolt 3 Ports) features a 14 nm, 6th Generation "Skylake" 2.9 GHz Intel " Core i5" processor ...
  • DPReview right here is the best one by far in my opinion. John1940
  • So what will you do?
  • Replied in Computer games
    You are right in what you wrote. But, IMO, there are better games for many than action games. One is the game of programming a PC or mac. That is even more fun sometimes than training a puppy dog ...
  • Replied in No!
    So do I. Good suggestion. I will try that. John1940
  • Replied in No!
    We have two desktops with Win 10 and one laptop. One desktop is about two months old and came with Win 10 and Office 10. The two others were migrated from Win 7 long ago and kept some of the Win 7 ...
  • Replied in No!
    I only use Windows 10 these days but I'd bet that Macs are more user friendly. Office 10 is better in some ways but many things in Win 10 itself are worse than in Win 7. And many of the help ...
  • Your posts and bobn2's were particularly interesting and educational to this old dog. John1940
  • That applies to the current Canon EF mount for EOS lenses but not to the older one the OP asked about. It's a little trickier. To add to the confusion, you also described how the original Minolta ...
  • Just curious: Where did you find a "new" AE-1 -- or is it just new to you? Canon had decided to replace the FD mount many years ago with the EF mount in the ...
  • Thank you for your very informative post. (The specs for my desktop are the same as yours, including the video card.) John1940
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