Lives in United States US, United States
Works as a engineer
Joined on Aug 31, 2003
About me:

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Nikon FTn
Nikon F2AS
Nikon FM
Nikon FM2n
Nikon N8008
Nikon F100
Nikon D200
Nikon D700

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Nikon 8mm
Nikon 10.5mm
Nikon 16mm
Nikon 24mm
Nikon 50mm (3X)
Nikon 60mm
Nikon 85mm
Nikon 105mm
Nikon 105mm DC
Nikon 14-24mm
Nikon 24-50mm
Nikon 24-70mm
Nikon 28-105mm
Nikon 35-70mm
Nikon 35-135mm
Nikon 43-86mm (last version)
Nikon 70-200mm vr ii
Nikon 80-200mm (2X)
Nikon 75-300mm
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Spiratone 7mm
Tokina 12-24mm
Soligor 500mm

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Epson Stylus PHOTO R200 Printer (for CD/DVD printing)
Epson Stylus PHOTO R2400 Printer
Kodak ColorEase Dye Sublimation Printer

Studio Lighting:
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Bowens Prolite 100 (4X)
Bowens Esprit Digital 750 PRO
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Nikon SB800
Nikon SB600 (2X)
Nikon SB24
Bogen flash stands
Calumet flash stands
Photoflex Multidomes (4X)
Westcott softbox
Leitz Tiltall tripod
Leitz (Tiltall) background stand

Muslins from:
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Denny Mfg (excellent)
James Bright (the best)
Backdrop Outlet
home made


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On article Olympus raided over accounting scandal (70 comments in total)
In reply to:

Hide Takahashi: According to news at yahoo Japan, Sony,Panasonic and Fuji Film are fiercely
fighting to take over Olympus. Olympus medical equipments are already well known in the industry and now Sony is seriously considering to enter medical equipments business. Whoever succeeds in taking over Olympus,they will be in good hand.

I'm a little surprised that Philips and GE aren't in the fray for the medical products...

Link | Posted on Dec 28, 2011 at 17:55 UTC
On article Olympus raided over accounting scandal (70 comments in total)
In reply to:

mugupo: Panasonic would buying Olympus, access to their zuiko lens.

Re: LG
It wasn't two brands...the name of the Korean company was originally translated into English and the company name was Lucky Goldstar. They used the name Goldstar as their brand name on all their video products originally. I guess they thought the name sounded either "too Asian" or "too long" and shortened it to simply "LG", like many other companies before them. (Remember, JVC originally stood for Japanese Victor Company when they were the manufacturing subsidiary of RCA.)

Link | Posted on Dec 28, 2011 at 17:54 UTC
On article Adobe faces criticism for change of upgrade policy (375 comments in total)
In reply to:

Paul Guba: I am sure the accounts have figured this out to be boon to the bottom line. I hope they calculated in the additional security measures to keep people who used to upgrade from just stealing it. I don't feel so secure having my software on the cloud. What is to prevent Adobe from just charging more? What would be my option as I would no longer have an actual piece of software. So its pay more or nothing. No way Adobe. FYI I have been a user since version 2.0 and have paid for every upgrade since.

Lots of problems with the cloud, like security and availability (servers go down AND companies go out of business) and needing an Internet connection to do anything. Nope, way too risky.
It seems like Adobe software leaves some of the most tempting security holes for hackers, viruses, trojans, malware to go after and Adobe thinks it is a good idea to make it so that only one target needs to be hacked to bring millions of computers to their knees? Yeah, that's brilliant.

Link | Posted on Nov 25, 2011 at 02:35 UTC
On article Adobe faces criticism for change of upgrade policy (375 comments in total)
In reply to:

Jim Radcliffe: I am not interested in anything that exsits in the cloud. Adobe continues to over charge for all of their products and now they are just adding insult to injury. I hope they experience a "New Coke" / "Netflix" backlash from all of this. Seems they are beginning to believe their own press.

It may be time to look for other options rather than continue the cycle with Photoshop. As much as I like the software I'm going to vote with my wallet if they continue down this path. I've used Photoshop for about 10 years, upgrading all the time and feeling a bit gouged everytime I did so. Time for that to stop.

I agree.

Link | Posted on Nov 25, 2011 at 02:30 UTC
On article Adobe faces criticism for change of upgrade policy (375 comments in total)
In reply to:

Luke Kaven: Adobe broke good faith.

I have $500 for anyone who can develop a viable alternative to Photoshop. If a million people did the same, we could fund the development in entirety. I'd rather do that than buy-in again with Adobe under duress.

Photoshop has an outdated architecture. Professional video post production tools use more advanced dataflow architectures, something that Adobe should have done themselves long ago. Photoshop is a dead-end architecture. I won't shed a tear when it's gone.

It is even worse than just being shaken down every 12-18 months. THAT would be bad enough, but what is intolerable is that very few updates install without Adobe intervention (i.e., waiting half a day on the phone + maybe a week for them to come up with a solution -- kinda ironic when the warez crowd has it easy and the paying customers are treated like garbage). ANY viable alternative comes along and I am gone forever Adobe.

Link | Posted on Nov 25, 2011 at 02:07 UTC
On article Sigma 105mm F2.8 EX DG Macro now available (94 comments in total)

Let's see, the Nikon debuted at $750 and is now up to $950. This thing needs to be in the $600-750 range to be viable on the market. Either the price plummets or the product disappears is my prediction. Third party lenses sometimes have firmware issues with newer camera models because they usually reverse-engineer rather than pay licensing fees, so I'd NEVER pay the same (let alone 50% MORE) than the OEM's offering.

Link | Posted on Jun 29, 2011 at 01:57 UTC as 36th comment
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