Jim Salvas

Jim Salvas

Lives in United States West Chester, PA, United States
Works as a Photography/Writing
Has a website at camerajim.com
Joined on Mar 24, 2006
About me:

Serious photographer for 60+ years.

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Jim Salvas: Panasonic GX85 with a larger sensor but no stabilization?

5-axis dual IS makes up for a lot of other shortcomings. Plus, you can have five of them for the price of the Leica.

Link | Posted on Nov 21, 2017 at 17:01 UTC

Panasonic GX85 with a larger sensor but no stabilization?

Link | Posted on Nov 21, 2017 at 16:44 UTC as 48th comment | 2 replies

I look forward to seeing all the slide shows. Anyone want to buy a working Carousel?

Link | Posted on Nov 16, 2017 at 13:35 UTC as 8th comment | 2 replies
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Jan Chelminski: With all due respect,

Jeez, DPReview, can you even TRY to act impartial?

The same (and better implemented?) feature already passed without such fanfare with the Pen, etc, but here you cry out its praises. This is transparent and it happens constantly.

I get it, this site is about selling cameras, so you make more money by promoting a Sony or a Canon, of course but how about your reputation? Do you have any standards whatsoever?

To grow up, DPReview, you need get a REAL editor with a PROVEN sense of judgement, or change your name to Digital Camera Review, or something else more honest.

Good luck.

Throw the Pen F hi-res jpeg files into the comparison. They pretty closely match what you're getting with the Sony and exceed it in some instances. The Pen F RAW files need and can take a lot of sharpening to look their best. Olympus provides some of this in the jpegs, which it also reduces from 80mp to 50mp.

Link | Posted on Nov 12, 2017 at 22:28 UTC
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zavart: I was just wondering that maybe the solution to blurred parts would be combining two images from 80mpx and normal 20mpx upscaled to 80mpx. The blurred parts could be erased revealing static images underneath. I know that this is not a perfect solution but it might be better than having a blur ? Has anybody tried this ? and if yes , how would they rate it ?

It works fine. See my comment above about working with Olympus hi-res files.

Link | Posted on Nov 12, 2017 at 14:30 UTC

My experience with the Olympus hi-res files is that you get most of the advantage by processing the RAW file. Those 80mp files can take an extraordinary amount of sharpening and processing. Olympus also provides a single low-res frame with the RAW, which allows you to up-res it, layer it in Photoshop and use it to patch the moving elements. I'd imagine Panasonic's files will be the same.

Link | Posted on Nov 12, 2017 at 14:30 UTC as 21st comment | 5 replies

He captured more creative poses with the wide angle Konica, but I think the Minolta was outstanding in this comparison. I had that lens many moons ago and I thought it was second (in its time) as a "portrait lens" only to the Nikon 105/2.5.

Link | Posted on Sep 26, 2017 at 16:45 UTC as 33rd comment
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Mark Turney: Or ... if you’re a leftist radical, you destroy the photo because he possibly owned slaves or supported slavery by omission of documentation stating he adamantly denounced it.

Don’t read me wrong ... Slavery was and is one of the most vile things ever done to people. Just trying to make an analogy between this very neat piece of history and the statues being knocked down all over the US.

Maxjr, a major flaw in our Constitution is that it placed the rights of property above the rights of people and defined some people as property. The first part was corrected by the Bill of Rights and the latter by a war and amendments to the Constitution. And here you are, arguing for the rights of property over the rights of the people who own that public property. The only part on which I would agree with you is the removal of these monuments should not be done by violence.

Link | Posted on Aug 19, 2017 at 13:08 UTC
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Mark Turney: Or ... if you’re a leftist radical, you destroy the photo because he possibly owned slaves or supported slavery by omission of documentation stating he adamantly denounced it.

Don’t read me wrong ... Slavery was and is one of the most vile things ever done to people. Just trying to make an analogy between this very neat piece of history and the statues being knocked down all over the US.

He never betrayed his country and waged war against its forces. That's the difference.

Link | Posted on Aug 18, 2017 at 22:55 UTC

Too bad he didn't have focus stacking.

Link | Posted on Aug 16, 2017 at 15:32 UTC as 54th comment

One wonders if the rigorous testing of this camera involved turning it on.

Link | Posted on Jul 20, 2017 at 20:38 UTC as 59th comment
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NickyB66: Nice SUV

We would have so many fewer trucks in America if we insisted their owners called them lorries. No redneck would be caught dead in a lorry. And how would the songs go? "I drive your lorry."

Link | Posted on Jul 19, 2017 at 11:47 UTC

Golden hour is before sunset. Blue hour is after. I mention this because there seems to be confusion on the part of a few of these photographers sent out with a very specific assignment.

Link | Posted on Jun 29, 2017 at 15:27 UTC as 6th comment
On article Sony's Mavica FD71 liked floppy disks, hated magnets (80 comments in total)

This was the camera that enabled eBay. It was perfect for the job of taking closeup photos of little knickknacks and collectibles, plus the floppy drive was something every user understood intuitively. Take the pic. Put floppy in computer. Post eBay auction.

It did the job so well that frequent eBay sellers and website owners were still clinging to these early models a decade later and refusing to consider anything beyond the floppy.

Link | Posted on Jun 29, 2017 at 12:38 UTC as 33rd comment | 1 reply

I think they disadvantaged the amateur with that 35mm prime lens. It's not even close to what I'd choose in that setting. It forced him to either get too much background or a nasty close-up perspective.

Link | Posted on Jun 9, 2017 at 14:06 UTC as 27th comment

Here's some detailed info on traditional strobe lighting of NCAA arenas:

https://www.dpreview.com/forums/post/7240440

Link | Posted on Jun 3, 2017 at 12:43 UTC as 40th comment | 1 reply
On article Google will no longer develop Nik Collection (392 comments in total)

They bought Nik to get Snapseed, which IS getting regular updates. The Nik suite of filters has the unfortunate limitation of not working on a smartphone, so Google just does not care about it.

Link | Posted on May 30, 2017 at 16:06 UTC as 198th comment | 1 reply
On article Analog gems: 10 excellent, affordable film cameras (819 comments in total)

The Yashica FX or Contax RTS series are worth consideration, because they give you entry to the Zeiss T* lenses made for that mount. The Contax models were also made by Yashica, but are more pro-looking and more stylish, designed by Porsche. The Yashica glass was also darned good.

Link | Posted on May 20, 2017 at 16:40 UTC as 320th comment | 4 replies

I worked in the advertising department of a daily paper during the closing days of hot type newsprint. One of my jobs was to watch as the final page frames were locked up, reading them upside down and backwards as the printers worked, ensuring that all ads were locked in the right positions. Considering the large number of pages in the paper every day, it was remarkable how few errors there were. Those were craftsmen.

Link | Posted on May 11, 2017 at 14:56 UTC as 26th comment

Why does everyone assume the majority of pro camera buyers are pros? My guess is that most of them are amateurs who would not have nearly this much trouble switching. If you're shooting your daughter's ballet performances, it may even seem cheap to switch to this (silent) and fast camera, while still looking like a pro.

Link | Posted on Apr 25, 2017 at 21:43 UTC as 96th comment | 3 replies
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