ewelch

Lives in United States Carlsbad, CA, United States
Works as a Photo Editor
Has a website at http://www.jphotog.com
Joined on Apr 6, 2003
About me:

Photo Editor for the Gemological Institute of America. If you shoot gems - why haven't
you called me? (Or mines and factories, and other stuff related to gem/jewelry industry.)
I use a 1Ds Mark II at work, but thinking about getting a D200 or D2X for myself.

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Canon and Nikon only (and not all of their models.) They won't release any more supported systems until after the campaign is over. You can pledge $10 to vote for the camera of your choice, but no promises it will happen.

That doesn't smell right to me. Take my money, but no promises? No dice. That's simply a money grab with no value. Anyone who would do that is not trustworthy in my book.

Link | Posted on Sep 21, 2016 at 17:12 UTC as 10th comment | 1 reply
On article Photokina 2016: Hands-on with Olympus OM-D E-M1 II (647 comments in total)
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Deanaaargh: Does this still use Olympus' obscure USB port, or has it moved to something more common?

Then it will hook directly to my MacBook! Good to know.

Link | Posted on Sep 20, 2016 at 14:49 UTC
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evilmagicnut: So would I need to mfa or not?

PDQ!

Link | Posted on Sep 19, 2016 at 14:45 UTC
On article Getty Images asks court to throw out $1B lawsuit (102 comments in total)

Nobody should be able to charge for public domain images. Maybe a small fee for bandwidth to download. But how about a $1 cap? That would be great.\\

Getty is wrong. And depending on the terms the photographer had with the Library of Congress, she might have a legal leg to stand on.

Link | Posted on Sep 13, 2016 at 20:57 UTC as 33rd comment
On article ESPN publishes iPhone 7 Plus photos from US Open (359 comments in total)
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TonyPM: 12mpx phone camera quality. Nothing new. I bet there are a few phones that can do it better and cheaper. The double lens idea isn't bad though. But if you have to have a camera hump on a phone, then maybe it should have a bigger sensor with good glass. And not that tinny thing.

I don't have any interest on a phone that expensive, doesn't matter who made it or where.

Nope, not better. Cheaper yeah. But in DSLRs plenty of junk cameras can make great photos. Why do pros bother buying better stuff?

The reason to buy an iPhone is the vertical integration that gives one company control over the whole widget. There are benefits to that, denial from the peanut gallery to the contrary. The competition has its benefits too. But their sneering hatred for the iPhone makes it clear they're not being rational about it.

Link | Posted on Sep 13, 2016 at 15:06 UTC
On article ESPN publishes iPhone 7 Plus photos from US Open (359 comments in total)
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locke_fc: As far as I can tell, the IQ of these photos is no better those I've made with previous iPhone models.

Definitely not impressive.

And you can tell from photos posted on the Internet? When said phone has made pictures wall-sized that are tack sharp? Those are some eyes!

Link | Posted on Sep 13, 2016 at 15:04 UTC
On article ESPN publishes iPhone 7 Plus photos from US Open (359 comments in total)
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maljo@inreach.com: Cell phone or 1DX2? These images look great!

I have a 1DX. And let me tell you, it's much harder to use. :)

Link | Posted on Sep 13, 2016 at 15:03 UTC
On article ESPN publishes iPhone 7 Plus photos from US Open (359 comments in total)
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Max Iso: Photo #2, is it me or are that woman's hands unusually large?

She is the Universe's compensation for a certain presidential candidate's unusually small hands?

Link | Posted on Sep 13, 2016 at 15:02 UTC
On article ESPN publishes iPhone 7 Plus photos from US Open (359 comments in total)
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tom1234567: Apple should pay there TAXES 13billion they owe the Irish Gov:
so why is DPR promoting crooks, Tax evaders
and the IPhone 7 cost no more than £50 to make
Apple is just a Greedy, Greedy spyware company
how much they paying DPR for pushing there extortionate priced phone
like many others just not interested.
where is the Latest review on the Fuji X-T2 a proper camera

Tom G

You are full of it. Apple paid every single penny Ireland asked for. It's those dipsticks in the EU who are complaining. Ireland isn't. Apple has had a factory in Cork since two years before the Mac - so that's 1982. Ireland loves Apple because they bring good jobs. Yes, maybe Apple should pay more in taxes there. But they never held back one single penny Ireland asked for. And they are the biggest corporate tax payer in the US. And they have never shipped a single dollar overseas from US sales.

So Samsung fan, tell us why a vastly more corrupt Samsung could possibly have a problem with what's happening to Apple in Ireland. Microsoft and Amazon are in the same boat with Apple in Ireland. Are you going to call them crooks too?

Link | Posted on Sep 13, 2016 at 14:59 UTC
On article ESPN publishes iPhone 7 Plus photos from US Open (359 comments in total)

This and the Sports Illustrated stories remind me of my days back in grad school at the University of Missouri J-school. One of our graduates, Bill Epperidge, told me of his days back at the University in the early 60s. This is the Bill Epperidge who photographed Robert F. Kennedy as he lay dying in the kitchen of the hotel where Sirhan Sirhan shot him. He was also a Life and Sports Illustrated photographer for much of his career. But the story relevant here is that he was shooting Missouri football with a Speed Graphic 4x5 camera. He'd shoot about four sheets of film for a game and use the darkroom at the stadium to process his film. That darkroom had a dirt floor. As anyone who has done wet darkroom work can imagine, that was a massive technical challenge. (Can you say spotting?) But he would come back with two or three photos of the key action of the game. But since his camera had a very short telephoto, his pictures came out a lot like these photos from the iPhone.

Link | Posted on Sep 13, 2016 at 14:53 UTC as 39th comment

Ansel strenuously objected to using the redundant word previsualize. Visualization is the proper term that describes the process of imagining what a scene will look like when rendered by the photographic process. Of course it has to be imagined before it actually exists as a physical object. Adding pre to it only shows the word is not clear in the user's mind.

Link | Posted on Sep 11, 2016 at 13:54 UTC as 11th comment | 3 replies
On article Apple unveils iPhone 7 and dual-cam iPhone 7 Plus (946 comments in total)
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Frank C.: dslrs will go the way of the dinosaurs, pros will continue using them for some time longer but eventually that'll be eclipsed as well. Eventually all the photons we could possibly desire will be manufactured for us for our pleasure from inside the matrix, no more OOF images thankfully! lol

Just wait for the convergence.

Link | Posted on Sep 9, 2016 at 14:58 UTC
On article Apple unveils iPhone 7 and dual-cam iPhone 7 Plus (946 comments in total)
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lbjack: While arguing the finer points, everybody seems to be missing the only point that matters. The best camera is the one you have and its corollary, "Get the shot." Virtually nobody besides the dedicated photographer niche carries around a phone and camera. They carry around phones that take photos/vids.

Another reality ignored here: For the general public print is virtually dead. The quality required for an image need not be beyond the capacity of the display, and 12Mp DNGs and 4K more than fill the bill.

The iPhone 7 will take beautiful photos/vids for the the medium they are aimed at. All dedicated consumer cameras are on the way to extinction, and the iPhone 7 and their competitors are accelerating the process. That's the reality. Deal with it.

Trump?

Link | Posted on Sep 9, 2016 at 14:57 UTC
On article Apple unveils iPhone 7 and dual-cam iPhone 7 Plus (946 comments in total)
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cosinaphile: why would you repeat the nonsense from apple that this is a tele lens ? , it is in fact a normal lens if its 56mm equiv is to be believed

you are a camera review site and as such have readers who understand that this does not even qualify as a short tele .... i will repeat its a normal equivalency

now dp review , why dont you recover your self respect and correct the errors in the above article to reflect the realities of fovs as intelligent people understand them

a measure of honesty would have you state that in addition to apples wide angle they have a nifty fifty normalish lens along side

im waiting ......tic tock tic tock

if they had any brains at apple they could have put a tiny 105 equiv or even 85 and had a fov to actually compliment the incredibly boring focal length apples phones use

whan a river of garbage photos has been spawned since phones replaces cameras for the unwashed masses......looks like some things will never change

You certainly made this stuff up. You'd be way ahead to have stopped posting before this one.

Link | Posted on Sep 9, 2016 at 14:53 UTC
On article Apple unveils iPhone 7 and dual-cam iPhone 7 Plus (946 comments in total)
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cosinaphile: more specifically and truthfully a telephoto lens must have a telephoto group in it as part of the optical formula .... or it simply aint a tele, literary and figuratively .... ill bet apples to oranges this measly short lens the 56 , has no such thing ... no tele group , and as such is only a very slightly long normal , if im being kind.

Absolute bunk. Telephoto is defined as a narrow angle of view. Specifically, narrower than a normal lens for a given sensor size. It has nothing to do with the nomenclature of lens groups.

Link | Posted on Sep 9, 2016 at 14:52 UTC
On article Apple unveils iPhone 7 and dual-cam iPhone 7 Plus (946 comments in total)
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JakeB: And one more thing...

It's SAFE to bring on an airplane without blowing up!

Of course Samsung fanboys are going to point to so-called Apple malfeasance that didn't exist. For example, Apple always fixes what is proven to be true about their equipment. When the USB C cord on the Macbook Retina turned out to have defect, they sent me a new one without my even asking. The so-called five years of non-response from Apple simply is not true.

Samsung is doing the right thing in recalling all their Note 7s. Better to be safe and save your reputation. Unfortunately for Samsung, a notoriously corrupt company, it's going to take a lot more than one recall to make up for the vast corruption this company has demonstrated for years and years.

Link | Posted on Sep 9, 2016 at 14:48 UTC
On article Apple unveils iPhone 7 and dual-cam iPhone 7 Plus (946 comments in total)
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Frank_BR: Apple calls the 56mm lens in the iPhone 7 as a tele-lens. On the other hand, Zeiss calls its Otus 55mm as the "the best standard lens in the world". Is Otus 55mm a tele or a standard lens? I'm so confused...

Sensor size determines what is normal, wide, or tele. For a cellphone, 55 is indeed long.

Link | Posted on Sep 9, 2016 at 14:43 UTC
On article Opinion: Park vandals need to be stopped (336 comments in total)
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Manbungo Skumbaum Chimwala: Fellas, calm down--it's just a rock. It's not like kids in Africa could have eaten it.

Too bad they can't eat you. That way we wouldn't have to endure such inane posts.

Link | Posted on Sep 7, 2016 at 05:24 UTC
On article Opinion: Park vandals need to be stopped (336 comments in total)
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The Sage Knows: One of the news reporters interviewed the videographer who said that when he confronted the vandals, they told him the reason they destroyed it was that the rock caused one of their friends to break his leg.
So it was vengeance against the rock.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BI_x-IkxsmM

Jail time for all of those idiots.

Link | Posted on Sep 7, 2016 at 05:22 UTC
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KrisAK: The article in TIME suggest this is all about finding additional sources of revenue for the photojournalists represented by Getty. So rather than shooting traditional photojournalism, they'll be doing "visual narratives" for commercial clients.

Bit of a silver lining, maybe, for photojournalists, whose industry has taken quite a beating of late.

I hope this is their angle. Like Magnum who represents their photographers to both editorial and commercial interests. Even that lofty group of photographers had to do commercial work to support their more personal projects.

I hope this is what's happening. I have no problem with photojournalists doing commercial work as long as they don't end up compromising their ethics in the process.

It's a sad world where people don't want to be informed and refuse to support legitimate news sources, all the while fawning over the salacious news that comes out of the ethics-compromised infotainment media.

Link | Posted on Sep 2, 2016 at 19:17 UTC
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