tjwaggoner

tjwaggoner

Lives in United States Ashland, KY, United States
Works as a Oil refinery operations
Has a website at http://500px.com/tjwaggoner
Joined on Sep 12, 2012
About me:

I am a certified 100% amateur. I just enjoy playing around with my cameras when time allows. Any and all constructive criticism is encouraged always.

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Old Cameras: That heart shaped arch at Bryce Canyon NP is a particularly egregious example of everything wrong with photo manipulation.

Editing something out of a photo is very different from changing the shape of a rock formation to make a heart out of it. This was what this original post was about and that which i commented about. That is crossing a line into creating with software rather than creating with a camera and lens.

Link | Posted on Oct 21, 2017 at 21:57 UTC
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Old Cameras: That heart shaped arch at Bryce Canyon NP is a particularly egregious example of everything wrong with photo manipulation.

Yes, this is more graphic design than photography to me. This is creating the image on the computer rather than creating it in real life and editing it for asthetics on the computer. There is definitely a line that has been crossed here to me.

Link | Posted on Oct 21, 2017 at 21:50 UTC
On article The magic of ultraviolet nature and macro photography (71 comments in total)

Great article, and interesting photos. To be clear; any photography done in this way must be done in a completely dark environment. Correct? I mean you can’t walk around your yard or the park and experiment with this.

Link | Posted on Oct 12, 2017 at 17:22 UTC as 30th comment | 2 replies
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Mark Turney: Fake bokeh ... 😤. I’m so over all this VR, AI, simulations, algorithmic living and anything to do it.

Big tech is shoving 💩 down out throats under the guise of advances, but really it’s dependece-building which lines their pockets with our money.

Your digital cameras (if you own any—not trying to assume anything) make their images with algorithms. Algorithms are what has allowed the entire industry that this website follows to come into existence.
There’s good and bad aspects of most anything, including new technology. We can’t lump every technological advance as evil or detrimental. Sometimes it seems silly or unimportant to a lot of us but that’s the beauty of consumer choice. There should be more of it I think.

Link | Posted on Oct 11, 2017 at 16:11 UTC
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tjwaggoner: I'm sorry but the level of hurt feelings on display in these comments from people who are so desperate to have their decisions validated by strangers is simply sad and pathetic. These are nothing but opinions of people. That's it. No different than when I say I like X brand of hot sauce on my food and the guy at the next table like his brand. My goodness some people need to grow up. To those saying "it's not unbiased" blah blah. It's not supposed to be unbiased. They're not journalists. This is their opinion.

@myreality I think you misunderstood what I meant. I am not hurt by this. Not at all. I couldn't care less what anyone prefers or thinks is groundbreaking. If groundbreaking or "game changing" was in fact criteria for selection then I think they missed badly by not including the iPhone. But again that just my thoughts. Not sure why you say that my feelings would be hurt here. I simply made a comment about the amount of people who are expressing actual anger and confusion that their choices weren't validated by the folks at LensRentals. That's sad and pathetic as I said before. And I did read the article. I'm a long time reader of LensRentals blog.

Link | Posted on Jul 30, 2016 at 05:12 UTC

I'm sorry but the level of hurt feelings on display in these comments from people who are so desperate to have their decisions validated by strangers is simply sad and pathetic. These are nothing but opinions of people. That's it. No different than when I say I like X brand of hot sauce on my food and the guy at the next table like his brand. My goodness some people need to grow up. To those saying "it's not unbiased" blah blah. It's not supposed to be unbiased. They're not journalists. This is their opinion.

Link | Posted on Jul 30, 2016 at 00:32 UTC as 31st comment | 3 replies
On article Ricoh teases spring 2016 full-frame Pentax DSLR debut (513 comments in total)
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John C Tharp: Pentax has one thing that they bring to the market that no one else really has- real weather sealing, that can embarrass competitor's professional (1D X, D4s) models, in bodies, lenses, and accessories.

Pentax would do well to play to this strength!

Mxx,
I can't imagine that's what they're doing either. I was responding to the post about Pentax being weather sealed to the point of embarrassing the top pro bodies from canon and Nikon

Link | Posted on Sep 19, 2015 at 02:55 UTC
On article Ricoh teases spring 2016 full-frame Pentax DSLR debut (513 comments in total)
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John C Tharp: Pentax has one thing that they bring to the market that no one else really has- real weather sealing, that can embarrass competitor's professional (1D X, D4s) models, in bodies, lenses, and accessories.

Pentax would do well to play to this strength!

They could make this camera submersible to submarine depth and it wouldn't draw pros away from canon or Nikon 1D or Dx series cameras.

Link | Posted on Sep 18, 2015 at 20:30 UTC

Why didn't the interviewer call him out for being dishonest about having "one system" and saying that the two mounts "are fully compatible with one another using adapter"?
They aren't at all fully compatible. Show me an a77 shooting with a nex lens in a fully compatible fashion. The adapters are one way only. That doesn't make the two mounts fully compatible with one another.

Link | Posted on Sep 24, 2014 at 14:29 UTC as 36th comment
On article Apple to cease development of Aperture (425 comments in total)
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onlooker: iOS is king. Step by step, development for Mac OS X will be subordinated to development for iOS, and everything will have to conform to this lower common denominator. One day Mac OS X will even look like a big screen version of iOS. Lower development costs mean higher short-term profits. Is that a good long-term vision? Long-term vision to the current crop of MBA-educated executives means end-of-the-quarter bottom line. That's what their bonuses are based on. Après moi, le déluge.

Well said I think. With Steve gone the company is doing fine for shareholders by milking his vision. It won't last forever. At some point, somebody is going to have to "think different" again.

Link | Posted on Jun 28, 2014 at 01:12 UTC
On article Apple to cease development of Aperture (425 comments in total)
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Stewart McKInlay: As there is no mention of the new Photos for OSX being able to manipulate photos like Aperture we can only assume a dumbing down as suggested is happening. Most of us who enjoyed Aperture will feel sorely let down. But as usual Apple will expect loyalty from us!

It doesn't matter if it's better than iPhoto. It matters that it isn't anywhere near as capable as aperture. What i see happening is this: We are losing support and a future with a very capable bit of software that costs $80 bucks. While gaining in its place something for free that's probably a little better than what we already get for free (as mac owners).
It's not the direction I want for my own needs but maybe this is where the bulk of the market is going. I'll probably go ahead and sign up for adobe tonight. N sense delaying the inevitable learning curve. I'll look into capture 1 and dxo also though.
This is a sad day for mac owners in my opinion. As someone said here already: apple used to define their own markets and now they're just following the masses.

Link | Posted on Jun 28, 2014 at 01:08 UTC
On article Apple to cease development of Aperture (425 comments in total)
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mikeoregon: I used Aperture for a few years (free copy--don't ask) and then realized Lightroom was much better, so switched. Getting edited files out of Aperture's vault and into accessible file folders was a challenge.

Can you not just edit it. Then export it where ever you like? Maybe I'm not understanding your issue correctly but getting files out of aperture is like two or three clicks to put it wherever you want.

Link | Posted on Jun 27, 2014 at 22:45 UTC

Somewhere in Germany...
Leica boss: "No more review cameras for you DP Review!!!" Said in a heavy accent that the keyboard just can't convey.

Link | Posted on Jun 14, 2014 at 01:31 UTC as 116th comment
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Ben O Connor: Sony, has a challenge waiting for itself. They have made a product segment that, considering hobbyists"only" and try to create an atmosphere like "hey consumer dude! Look pro's also using it!!"

Their biggest challenge is the existing system;DSLR! and second biggest challenge (according to price tag) a brand; LEICA! Third biggest challenge, is the MICRO FOUR/THIRD SYSTEM, which contains the most affordable products throughout the range.

Sony has teams of developers, market researchers, sales executives. I believe they consider their own risks.

I agree mostly but micro 4/3 most certainly does not have the most affordable products. When you're outfitting a system with equivalent FOV lenses, you pay a premium for the miniaturization.

Link | Posted on Apr 7, 2014 at 02:27 UTC
On article Nikon Df Review (1616 comments in total)
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kimchiflower: I wonder how the project managers & designers at Nikon feel after spending 4 years to produce such an embarrassment.

Their problem is they think Canon are their main competitors.

Little bit of exaggeration with sony and the number of systems. The slr and slt models aren't different systems. No more than a d800 and DF are different systems based on having a different viewfinder.
They do produce a few more bodies than most but big deal. They have two lens mounts same as canon and nikon. A slr/t mount and mirrorless mount. The only difference is they make a ff mirrorless model.

Link | Posted on Dec 21, 2013 at 02:29 UTC
On article Nikon Df Review (1616 comments in total)
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km25: I the AF really that bad in low light? If it is why have camera that is good in low light? I think the camera is over priced by a lot. A split image on the focusing screen is really needed with the older lens, as a matter of fact interchangeable would be best. The camera has too may problems to be corrected by firmware.

I like the idea, maybe Df ll. 20MP, better AF, interchg. focusing screens and a grip.
And all the stuff in the review to bad.

Is this camera silver, gold or what?

This camera isn't scored against mirrorless cameras. DP scores are relevant against other cameras in its class. A $2800 FF slr isn't in the same class as a panasonic g5. I think the review is just saying that the camera doesn't hold up against other FF models where af is concerned. It's not saying that mirrorless cameras have amazing af and the DF doesn't.

Link | Posted on Dec 20, 2013 at 13:59 UTC
On article Entry-Level Mirrorless Camera Roundup (2013) (94 comments in total)
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mad marty: Entry level cameras should be cheap and two of the winners are just damn expensive.
The Samsung NX1100 and the Nex-3n are real entry level cameras with under 300 Euro.
I would never recommend a camera which costs twice as much to a beginner. That's just no entry level.

Agree with you here. Just because the fuji is entry-level in relation to the other fuji models, doesnt make it an entry level camera in relation to the mirroless market. Why not pick the cheapest leica ILC and say it was the best entry level camera?
Not saying the fuji isnt a fantastic camera (the truth here is that any modern camera is pretty great), just that this roundup would be more helpful if it were: "Whats the best mirrorless ILC for X amount of $$$" Rather than what youve done here.

Link | Posted on Nov 30, 2013 at 04:38 UTC
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tjwaggoner: Why wasnt he asked if he had any info on when BSI sensors would migrate to the larger formats? This is a question that intrigues me, as I think it may be the next big leap in sensor performance over the very marginal increases you get from most modern sensors today. Just my opinion, maybe some of you are more informed on the issue?

Thanks guys. Makes sense.

Link | Posted on Nov 5, 2013 at 00:07 UTC

Why wasnt he asked if he had any info on when BSI sensors would migrate to the larger formats? This is a question that intrigues me, as I think it may be the next big leap in sensor performance over the very marginal increases you get from most modern sensors today. Just my opinion, maybe some of you are more informed on the issue?

Link | Posted on Nov 4, 2013 at 23:28 UTC as 78th comment | 5 replies
On article Retro Nikon 'DF' emerges from the shadows (1377 comments in total)
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luigibozi: maybe this is why, hehe
http://www.eoshd.com/content/11409/consumer-dslrs-dead-5-years
eh?

Sure. But retro doesn't = quality.
And your comment about mirrorless cameras being no good in low light shows your utter lack of understanding about how cameras work.

Link | Posted on Nov 1, 2013 at 21:53 UTC
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