jrtrent

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Joined on Jul 4, 2005

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  • The trio of 35, 50, and 85mm (or 90mm for that last one, depending on manufacturer) has long been considered an excellent, general purpose kit of lenses.  I once read a book emphasizing using ...
  • The challenge description includes a statement that would seem to agree with you, "The aim is to present the human eye with a similar range of luminance as that which, through the visual system, ...
  • Replied in no and no
    While its image quality is fine for my purposes, I never use my smartphone to take pictures because it has only a wide angle lens (my preference is something around at 50mm equivalent) and in any ...
  • As some others have pointed out, when I travel with a prime lens, it's just that, a single prime lens. No bag of lenses, just one lens in the normal focal length range (examples on 35mm have been ...
  • As you pointed out in your original post, it lacks the ability to change focal length. The main reason I still use a compact camera like my Ricoh CX3 is that I can program it to always start at a ...
  • Replied in thanks
    Thanks for the clarification. Somehow I got the impression you were referring to DPReview staff or guidelines. When it comes to forum participation, especially when commenting on matters of taste, ...
  • Replied in Weight
    I've always liked a fairly compact camera, but I think my DSLR fits that category.  It's an older Pentax clone, the Samsung GX-1S.  I just take it and its 18-55 kit zoom, and the weight is almost ...
  • Replied in what?
    I must have missed whatever thread you're referring to; perhaps you could let me in on what you're talking about.  Is it the way DPReview processes images for their camera reviews that's ...
  • Commented on photo Cruise Ship DAWN PRINCESS in the My Best Photo of the Week challenge

    I love this series of challenges for all the variety of subject and approach, but when voting this week's entries, yours was the only one that really grabbed my attention. The description...

  • The author wrote, "Photography is mainly used as an archive medium. That’s all well and good if that’s all you use photography for. Many people love photography for this aspect alone. But for me, ...
  • As you noted, the challenge specified that entries be landscape genre photos. Your entry appears to be a close-up shot of flowers. https://www.dpreview.com/galleries/5731541040/photos/3590142/ Peop ...
  • I was told that the trigger voltage of my old flash units would damage these new-fangled digital cameras.  I could have purchased an accessory to reduce the voltage, but figured it was safer just ...
  • I don't know about America as a whole, but at least at the stores in the Pacific Northwest where I've bought film and cameras these past 50 years or so, it had, since replacing ASA, been ...
  • Replied in Oh?
    I didn't think much of auto focus or auto exposure, but auto diaphragm is a feature I'd find hard to give up.  In digital, I think that advancing the technology to achieve photo-quality 4 X 6 inch ...
  • For me, the difference is that a snapshot is capturing a real event of interest at the time it occurs, with both the subject and the occasion being of paramount importance.  Snapshots come off as ...
  • Very possible.  I don't think I'm alone in preferring to vote in slideshow mode, and in that mode you normally see neither the description nor the title, though the title can be made to show up by ...
  • Replied in rationality?
    Perhaps I'm irrational because I really don't see how this issue is even open to pros and cons; just preferences.  Then again, since I like the view an OVF gives me and hate the view an EVF gives ...
  • Just looking at the SQF ratings from Popular Photography when they tested seven moderately fast 50mm lenses (maximum apertures from f/1.7 to f/2), four lenses had their highest rating at f/8, two ...
  • Replied in Equipment
    I don't know the context in which you are asking, the types of photographs you enjoy taking, but I've found that I can do just about all I want with my Samsung GX-1S (a 2006 model, 1.5X crop ...
  • Not to disagree with you, but it's interesting how differently focal length categories can be defined.  I looked at several online sources, and none use identical terms or focal length ranges.  ...
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