jrtrent

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  • I'm not sure what you mean by modern when it comes to cameras or decent when it comes to lenses, but I have to say that my 2006 model Samsung GX-1S (which I bought in 2007) with its 18-55 kit zoom ...
  • For me it was the SP1000, nearly the same as the K1000 except it used the older thread mount and had a sliding switch to turn the meter on and off.  Still the most comfortable camera I've ever ...
  • Replied in Wind power
    I can see a case for both hot air balloons and jet airliners being able to express the force of the blowing wind. An air balloon's speed and direction are determined by the wind, and a kid's ...
  • Replied in ISO and grain
    I'm not the OP, but I found that very helpful.  What would you include as being among the "good noise reduction tools"?
  • I don't have any answers for you, but it's an interesting question and I appreciate your starting the thread. I will say that your experience seems in line with the test results I've seen for your ...
  • Like some others, I would be concerned if my camera was not able to produce good-looking images on my home computer monitor.  I've downloaded some sample images from the X-T10 and 18-55 kit zoom ...
  • Interesting question about saturation, and yes, I suppose I do dismiss what I perceive as  unnaturally over-saturated images, but then, my only purpose in photography is to get as life-like a ...
  • If I'm understanding your question correctly, the votes are how the winners of the photography competitions known as challenges are decided. "Challenges are photographic mini-competitions (with no ...
  • You may be right, but finding equivalent focal length is something I find quick and easy to do, and is actually done for me on my small-sensor compact cameras (that is, either the lens barrel ...
  • Replied in Oh come now
    There seems to be a history here that we don't know about. I'm another who likes the entry-level Pentax models (my 2006 Samsung DSLR was a clone of the Pentax *ist DS2, and it's still my most-used ...
  • Replied in Sony α7
    And possibly rightly so. I had read that the α7 was particularly flexible when it came to being able to use lenses from other makes via adapters, and thought perhaps that was what the OP was ...
  • Replied in Sony α7
    Well, I'm afraid he didn't even get a useful answer from me. I was just responding to the few people who asked, what camera?, in their replies in case the information would help someone in the ...
  • Replied in Sony α7
    I don't have any answers, but from the OP's one other post, it appears he has or is at least considering a Sony α7. https://www.dpreview.com/forums/post/58301886
  • The only problem I have with that idea is that both of those models were fitted with wide angle lenses.  For me, it's the wide angle lens on a smartphone that is its biggest liability--I simply ...
  • Replied in niche market
    Actually, I find that a very encouraging statement.  At present, one vendor lists 25 turntable manufacturers.  If that's what we can expect in a tiny niche market, then I have no worries about the ...
  • I don't know about eons ago, but that was certainly the case with me and those of my friends who started the hobby about the same time.  Our cameras were all manual, all mechanical, and most ...
  • Replied in ISO
    I know so little about this that I'm probably not even interpreting your question correctly, but just in case it's helpful, there are a couple of articles here at DPR on sources of noise that ...
  • My experience has been the same as yours.  I've wanted to like the small size and quiet operation of mirrorless models, but when I test options at my local store by taking them out in bright sunny ...
  • If I'm reading the OP correctly, this image was not underexposed but is an example of the exposure he wanted.  The histogram is piled to the left because so much of the background is quite dark, ...
  • I don't think there's a should or shouldn't, here, but there's nothing wrong with using manual exposure if that's what you want to do. I find manual easier to use with my DSLR because I can set ...
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