ShutterNot

ShutterNot

Lives in United States New England Shoreline, United States
Works as a Retired
Joined on Oct 15, 2002
About me:

My first real job was programming on an IBM 1620 using compiled punch cards since the company had lost the source code. Ughhh

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ShutterNot: Will it fit into my back pocket ?

:) ... is it padded ?

Link | Posted on Apr 1, 2017 at 19:46 UTC

Will it fit into my back pocket ?

Link | Posted on Apr 1, 2017 at 17:42 UTC as 37th comment | 3 replies

It's pretty, but Windows 10 ?

Link | Posted on Oct 28, 2016 at 01:36 UTC as 35th comment | 2 replies

Is this a serious article ? What exactly is the purpose of this article ? Then to mention these as an alternative to Photoshop ? The article should not even mention Photoshop, but rather is an article about some lesser known photo editors that are worth looking at perhaps.
What about ACDsee ?
What about PaintShop ?
What about PhotoNinja ?
How about Raw Therapee ?
Just at the top of my head ...

Link | Posted on Aug 24, 2016 at 13:22 UTC as 125th comment | 4 replies

Never owned a FUJI camera in my life till the X Series cameras. I'm late to the party :)

Link | Posted on Jul 29, 2016 at 15:13 UTC as 19th comment
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Androole: Probably the only suitable lens in the Fuji system for this is the 90mm/f2, giving you a 180/f4. Not really much better then the 50-140/2.8, and no better when you as the 1.4x to that lens, but a little bit smaller, anyway.

2x TCs just degrade quality so much, I don't really know why they've introduced this other than to say "we have one."

But hey, maybe it signals the intro of a 200 or 300mm/2.8 soon enough?

Your approach is quite confusing and sounds misleading. It's your thread - no problem.

Link | Posted on May 19, 2016 at 20:31 UTC
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Androole: Probably the only suitable lens in the Fuji system for this is the 90mm/f2, giving you a 180/f4. Not really much better then the 50-140/2.8, and no better when you as the 1.4x to that lens, but a little bit smaller, anyway.

2x TCs just degrade quality so much, I don't really know why they've introduced this other than to say "we have one."

But hey, maybe it signals the intro of a 200 or 300mm/2.8 soon enough?

90mm with 2x will give you 270 - not 180

Link | Posted on May 19, 2016 at 16:49 UTC

This is downright scary.

Link | Posted on Apr 30, 2016 at 00:43 UTC as 26th comment
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Dareshooter: No 4K ? Deal breaker for me .

Glad to see some real humor. Too funny.

Link | Posted on Apr 30, 2016 at 00:43 UTC
On article Upwardly mobile: Sony a6300 Review (2163 comments in total)
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razorfish: We all know dpreview loves Sony, so of course this got the gold award. As a standalone camera body, it most likely deserves it though, but I never understood how the surrounding ecosystem, the lenses and other accessories, can be overlooked when reviewing a camera. After all, it matters a lot for all practical purposes, and Sony's neglect of their APS-C ecosystem is in my opinion appalling. Sony are clearly focusing on "full frame" lenses, but I refuse to be part of an "upgrade path", paying for huge, expensive lenses made for a larger sensor. It seems like Sony are looking to Canon and Nikon who have had success with people buying their APS-C cameras as an "upgrade path" with "full frame" lenses, but I never liked the way Canon and Nikon treated their APS-C customers as second rate, and I don't like it when Sony copies that strategy.

I have to agree with yslee1. A camera body by itself is useless and should not be weighed so heavily that it minimizes the importance of the lenses.
For fixed lens cameras, DPREVIEW's system may be alright, but not for bodies. The lenses available to that body should weigh much more heavily.

I realize it gets complicated, but this review just points out why it should be addressed more adequately.

Link | Posted on Apr 7, 2016 at 14:16 UTC
On article Upwardly mobile: Sony a6300 Review (2163 comments in total)
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razorfish: We all know dpreview loves Sony, so of course this got the gold award. As a standalone camera body, it most likely deserves it though, but I never understood how the surrounding ecosystem, the lenses and other accessories, can be overlooked when reviewing a camera. After all, it matters a lot for all practical purposes, and Sony's neglect of their APS-C ecosystem is in my opinion appalling. Sony are clearly focusing on "full frame" lenses, but I refuse to be part of an "upgrade path", paying for huge, expensive lenses made for a larger sensor. It seems like Sony are looking to Canon and Nikon who have had success with people buying their APS-C cameras as an "upgrade path" with "full frame" lenses, but I never liked the way Canon and Nikon treated their APS-C customers as second rate, and I don't like it when Sony copies that strategy.

I'm a bit surprised the SONY A6300 images were rated as being better than the FUJI PRO 2 in the comparison chart. I thought both used what appears to be the same sensor.

Link | Posted on Apr 6, 2016 at 21:19 UTC
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ShutterNot: Everybody is an expert :)

Good point. I'm not, but there are a lot of interesting different design views being offered. More than a mere photd hobbyist like me would entertain.

Link | Posted on Apr 6, 2016 at 13:58 UTC

Everybody is an expert :)

Link | Posted on Apr 3, 2016 at 18:17 UTC as 10th comment | 1 reply
On article UPDATED: Sony a6300 real-world samples (352 comments in total)
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ShutterNot: Not very inspiring shots. Can't tell if it's the camera or the photographer. Maybe little bit of both.

What should I say ? That was my gut reaction. I can usually manage to say something positive or negative. Positive response would have been out of place. Negative would have been unfair.
I think in this case it would be fair to say ... wait for some more samples before deciding. Author was limited to one day of shooting.

Link | Posted on Mar 2, 2016 at 14:32 UTC
On article UPDATED: Sony a6300 real-world samples (352 comments in total)

Not very inspiring shots. Can't tell if it's the camera or the photographer. Maybe little bit of both.

Link | Posted on Mar 2, 2016 at 01:48 UTC as 83rd comment | 6 replies
On article History Repeating: Olympus PEN-F Review (1077 comments in total)

Interesting camera. The camera world is getting more and more interesting. Wonderful buying options out there.

Link | Posted on Jan 27, 2016 at 14:07 UTC as 266th comment
On article Photo prodigy: The images of 17-year-old Taylor Gray (161 comments in total)
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ShutterNot: Good for Taylor Gray and my hat is off to him and his parents. I envy his being able to reflect on his life at age 13. Not all of us are that lucky to be able to do that. At age 13 my parents immigrated to the US. Not exactly conducive to reflecting of what your purpose in life is. I often wonder what life might have been like had we stayed.

Taylor has a wonderful skill and seems to know where he wants to go. I hope he stays true to his goals and doesn't get sidetracked. But please, don't call him a prodigy. That may do him more harm than good as you can see from certain feedback. Taylor is extremely talented and deserves a lot of recognition for what he does.

I look forward to seeing more of his work in the future.

My life turned out great, but at age 13 I did not already reflect on where to go. For many of us that is true. It's amazing that Taylor does know.

Link | Posted on Oct 17, 2015 at 15:09 UTC
On article Photo prodigy: The images of 17-year-old Taylor Gray (161 comments in total)

Good for Taylor Gray and my hat is off to him and his parents. I envy his being able to reflect on his life at age 13. Not all of us are that lucky to be able to do that. At age 13 my parents immigrated to the US. Not exactly conducive to reflecting of what your purpose in life is. I often wonder what life might have been like had we stayed.

Taylor has a wonderful skill and seems to know where he wants to go. I hope he stays true to his goals and doesn't get sidetracked. But please, don't call him a prodigy. That may do him more harm than good as you can see from certain feedback. Taylor is extremely talented and deserves a lot of recognition for what he does.

I look forward to seeing more of his work in the future.

Link | Posted on Oct 17, 2015 at 13:52 UTC as 68th comment | 4 replies
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