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.

Jim Salvas' recent activity

  • i've subscribed all the way back to when they were tabloid-sized and mainly carried classifieds. I also advertised some accessories I produced, as it was the only effective way for a little...

  • Replied in Watch for delays
    This shoulder season is a prime time of year for construction and repair projects around the park. We ran into this on our visit a few years back and it complicated our week there. I just checked ...
  • Thanks. I was happy to get anything, considering not a single star was visible to the naked eye. Getting some color was a bonus. I'll try your suggestion to pump of that color a little.
  • Created discussion thread I love LC
    Live Composite is one of the things which still sets my Olympus bodies apart from the crowd, letting me easily get photos I would otherwise miss. Not a star was visible in the sky last night from ...
  • Replied in Neither
    I can't see the either of these options adds much to what you already have. The E-M10 II is only modestly better than your current body and the lens is only a tad longer than your 20/1.7. It's ...
  • I have the 60 and it's an excellent lens, but the 30 is cheaper, smaller and has a higher maximum magnification ratio (1.25X). The downside is that the working distance is shorter for a given ...
  • This is good, but I don't think the shutter delay is enough to get a really still camera for hi-res. This may improve some with heavy sharpening (hi-res RAW files notoriously can take a LOT), but ...
  • A very nice series, indeed. You remind me of my visit there about seven years ago. The site wasn't complete at the time, but it was still moving to stand along the inscribed slabs of the wall and ...
  • What is the "rear cabinet?"
  • Gary, I'm glad you said, "personally," as I think the amount of background blur is a personal decision by the photographer. In these cases, with environmental portraits, my feeling is that less ...
  • Yes, I tried the spinning dial thing, which has worked many times before. This issue with it randomly getting stuck on P mode does not seem to be related. The camera typically has been working ...
  • Created discussion thread E-M1 getting stuck in P mode
    My aging E-M1 is starting to act a bit strange. I've been dealing with the reluctant rear dial issue for a while, but now I find the camera sometimes jumps into P mode, with the selector dial on A. ...
  • Those waist-length and headshot photos are the sweet spot for this lens. You will also find a lot of other uses, especially if you make yourself walk around with it a while.
  • This whole thing reminds me of the old and silly practice of filing out negative carriers to show rough black edges on prints, thus proving you didn't crop anything. You can add rough edge ...
  • There are a lot of heavy-duty aluminum tripods on the used market which would fill the bill. They are heavy, but most are taller than current travel tripods and they are steady as can be. You will ...
  • I just watched "Kodachrome" last night and enjoyed it, though I think the writer and director missed some opportunities. For instance, I really wanted to see the last photos taken by the Ed Harris ...
  • I print a lot, so I typically crop loose enough to accommodate different print ratios and standard mat/frame sizes.
  • Really? I have a 2012 MacBook which is toast just because the screen died and it costs too much to replace it. I also have an Olympus 4040  which is also a brick, but I keep it out of sentimentality. ...
  • The thing is, you used to get a free upgrade every time they improved the film. Now you have to get a new camera every time they improve the sensors. Some of the oldest film cameras can use the ...
  • A mechanical SLR like the SP1000 can be useful if you are going to be away from battery charging opportunities for a long while. The battery in many are used only to power the meter, which you can ...
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