Lives in French Polynesia relaxing at my beach house on white sandy beach, French Polynesia
Works as a do nothing watching gorgeous girls in thongs
Joined on Jul 6, 2002
About me:

I have been fortunate and financially able to retire early. Now being a few years older, I just take life one day at a time and with no worries. Admittedly, I'm just a happy vacation and family snapshooter with no photographic skills at all, and I really don't care. I have no ego.
I'm not one of those self-centered, miserable, lacking in any social skills, socially isolated chaps lurking the forums spewing rude and inappropriate comments on others. You know who they are. But I really appreciate all the helpful people here who offer positive comments and suggestions.
I'm here to learn more about photography. And to appreciate images taken by others. Photography is just a hobby for me, and my life is not centered around it. That's it.


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pocoloco: Great lens! And for that price, a no brainer!

So you own it?

Link | Posted on Jun 15, 2016 at 18:21 UTC

How you going to chmp?

Link | Posted on Apr 29, 2016 at 06:22 UTC as 177th comment
On article How to: iFixit disassembles the Fujifilm X100T (102 comments in total)

I took mine apart just to see if I could reassemble it. Easy. Try it with your camera.

Link | Posted on Mar 20, 2016 at 17:07 UTC as 27th comment | 1 reply
On article Accessory Review: Tenba Cooper Messenger bag (79 comments in total)

The camera bag business must be a real money maker. I have over a dozen assorted bags to match my high heel shoes. You?

Link | Posted on Mar 15, 2016 at 23:19 UTC as 7th comment | 1 reply
On article Hands on with Sony's a6300 and G Master lenses (289 comments in total)
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Joe Belmont: I have had the a6000 for about a week -- bought it with kit lens for less than $500. An amazing, even astonishing camera. (I have owned Nikon and Canon and still love my Olympus OMD.) I think the a6300 is Sony's way of getting a more appropriate price for its a6000 technology. It is just the most amazing camera. I bought it for the moving subject tracking and low light performance. Bigger is better in viewfinders and maybe someone needs 4K video. So the a6300 at $1,000 is still a good deal. But the a6000 is - I've already said it - amazing and a true steal.


Link | Posted on Mar 2, 2016 at 02:05 UTC

Looks like an ideal lens as a replacement to my venerable Panny 14-45 OIS zoom. For carry-all travel lens use on GX7. Too bad not f/ 2.8.

Link | Posted on Feb 25, 2016 at 22:59 UTC as 13th comment | 1 reply
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Jefftan: why not buy 14-140mm, similar weight and similar size, 10x zoom

Shutter shock. That's why.

Link | Posted on Feb 24, 2016 at 06:16 UTC
On article History Repeating: Olympus PEN-F Review (1063 comments in total)

It's too much money for what it offers, IMO.
Wonder what the actual street price will be once the early adopters get theirs.

Link | Posted on Jan 27, 2016 at 17:01 UTC as 227th comment
On photo P1130075 in berni29's photo gallery (1 comment in total)

What is sticking in her eye?

Link | Posted on Nov 10, 2015 at 07:20 UTC as 1st comment
On photo BL120516 in berni29's photo gallery (1 comment in total)

Very sexy pose!

Link | Posted on Nov 10, 2015 at 07:15 UTC as 1st comment
On article Fujifilm X100T successor rumored to feature new lens (334 comments in total)


Link | Posted on Aug 25, 2015 at 19:11 UTC as 162nd comment | 1 reply

M9. Made in China.

Link | Posted on Aug 20, 2015 at 02:32 UTC as 83rd comment | 1 reply
On photo 625-26-27 raw merge in TeriF's photo gallery (1 comment in total)


Link | Posted on Aug 20, 2015 at 02:29 UTC as 1st comment

Does the MKII finally fixed the dust in lens issue that plagued the original GR?

Link | Posted on Jul 9, 2015 at 14:59 UTC as 7th comment | 3 replies


Link | Posted on May 6, 2015 at 02:09 UTC as 26th comment
On article DPReview Recommends: Selfie-Sticks (134 comments in total)

I have a box of them in the bathroom.

Link | Posted on Apr 3, 2015 at 05:03 UTC as 23rd comment
On article Fujifilm X100T Review (691 comments in total)

Needs a touchscreen LCD to set pinpoint focus quicker then it's outdated D pad.
Maybe in the X100TMK2.

Link | Posted on Mar 27, 2015 at 06:26 UTC as 66th comment | 3 replies
On article Leica M9 users report sensor corrosion issue (378 comments in total)

Is that what causes the famous "Leica Look"?

Link | Posted on Dec 12, 2014 at 17:00 UTC as 8th comment | 1 reply

Pre-ordered it.
Hard disk space is cheap.

Link | Posted on Dec 11, 2014 at 19:00 UTC as 11th comment
On article A second glance: two takes on the Leica X (403 comments in total)
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caspia: I am "old school", being 71.
I owned many cameras (Exakta Varex to a Nikon F4S) and took thousands of photographs.
Photography has changed enormously over the last fifteen years. I bought a Leica Digilux 2 (part exchanging the Nikon 4 S + lenses. Wow! Five Megapixels!
It took remarkable photos despite the mongers who claimed that digital would never beat film quality...
The nub, is that with a slow camera and an even slower person handling it, one can still take great photos. Today, speed appears to be of the essence. Photos taken at arm´s length over a crowd....catching movement.... etc.
What´s the hurry? Cartier-Bresson´s photos are masterpieces of timing but in the artistic sense. Granted we are not geniuses like he was, but so what?
If you want to just take photos, use your mobile. If you want to record photos for posterity, buy a decent camera. If you want to savour the pleasure of taking photographs, buy a Leica. I envy all that can afford one but relish in their enjoyment.

I have a low milage mint Digilux 2 I would like to donate to an aspiring photography student. Sensor replaced by Leica.


Link | Posted on Nov 11, 2014 at 18:09 UTC
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