joelfoto

Lives in Canada Calgary AB, Canada
Works as a Artist, Actor, Salesman
Has a website at www.joel-canada.smugmug.com
Joined on Feb 6, 2005

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On article Canon EOS 7D Review (32 comments in total)
In reply to:

Apsofable: I have been looking to purchase this camera for some time now and have just read your review. In the pros and cons you state that it's no good for the beginner. What reasons is it not good ? I was combining an entry level spec to amature pro as my budget is limited and won't be able to get anything later.

I am looking at a gently used 7D now since my older 30D doesn't do well with any ISO over 400. The comments about being not sogood for beginners are a bit silly, I think. Get it if you can and go for it! That's what I am going to do.
Cheers, Joel

Link | Posted on Nov 14, 2016 at 22:04 UTC
On article Shaking up the market: Pentax K-70 Review (334 comments in total)

My very first camera was a solid Pentax KX with a razor sharp 50 f1.8 and i took great photos with it. Traded it for a Nikkormat (a lovely hunk!) then a Canon dslr and still took great photos but missing that Pentax "feel". I am going to czech this K-70 out!

Link | Posted on Nov 14, 2016 at 21:37 UTC as 22nd comment | 2 replies

Looks like a fine tool for photography without a list of gadgets that most folks don't use anyway.
Keep on keeping on, Canon.

Link | Posted on May 31, 2015 at 13:27 UTC as 24th comment | 4 replies
In reply to:

peevee1: "the new 10-30mm lens is equipped with a unique power drive zoom dial that allows for simple and smooth zoom capability, ideal for capturing sharp and steady HD video."

What is so unique about it, Olympus 12-50 did the same 2 years ago, and Panasonic 14-42PZ was very similar even a few months before. Since then Sony E 16-50 and Olympus 14-42EZ work the same way.

But that supertele opens new grounds and finally makes Nikon 1 system worthwhile for birders etc.

Good for birders if it really does deliver. Would love to give it a test drive! The better resolution at higher ISO's of the small sensors makes it all look good, non?

Link | Posted on Mar 15, 2014 at 02:16 UTC
On article Canon EOS 70D Review (716 comments in total)

What's not to like? Looks like a big, good step forward and will be buying in and send my (fabulous) 30D to backup.

Seriously!

Link | Posted on Nov 1, 2013 at 23:40 UTC as 146th comment
On article Just posted: Olympus Body Cap Lens 15mm F8 review (127 comments in total)
In reply to:

harrisoncac: A good review on a bad lens.

Obviously, Olympus is trying to say this is a body cap, not the other way around.

An expensive body cap.

Nonsense. It's a tool for the photographer who knows how to use it. And after reviewing the image gallery I'd say it's a darn good choice for many situations.

Link | Posted on Jul 12, 2013 at 12:50 UTC
On photo P7080943-grainy-film in dpreview review samples's photo gallery (1 comment in total)

This is a very good image and reminds me that the eye and brain behind the camera are the most important 'tools' when composing photographs. Obviously the potential of this nifty, inexpensive lens is huge IMHO! Good on Olympus for thinking beyond what's supposed to be 'normal' when designing lenses.

Link | Posted on Jul 11, 2013 at 15:31 UTC as 1st comment
On a photo in the Olympus Body Cap Lens 15mm F8 review samples sample gallery (1 comment in total)

This is a very good image and reminds me that the eye and brain behind the camera are the most important 'tools' when composing photographs. Obviously the potential of this nifty, inexpensive lens is huge IMHO! Good on Olympus for thinking beyond what's supposed to be 'normal' when designing lenses.

Link | Posted on Jul 11, 2013 at 15:31 UTC as 1st comment
On article Photographer revisits images of Vietnam War (89 comments in total)

Great images. Good work, Mr. Haughey.

Link | Posted on Mar 29, 2013 at 21:51 UTC as 25th comment
On article Tracking Hurricane Sandy on Instagram (15 comments in total)

I like it. Not an Instagrammer myself, I may yet give it a shot when I get the new device.

Link | Posted on Nov 1, 2012 at 14:55 UTC as 4th comment
On article Just Posted: Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7 review (187 comments in total)

I currently have an LX-2 and think it is absolutely fabulous at ISO 200 or 100; preferably the latter. For what I shoot (mostly landscapes and nature scenes) the LX-7 looks to be my future.

Link | Posted on Oct 20, 2012 at 16:28 UTC as 6th comment
On article Canon EOS M hands-on preview (564 comments in total)

Looks like a beauty!

My only wish is that the touch screen would swivel and move as on the 650D.

Link | Posted on Jul 24, 2012 at 17:31 UTC as 154th comment
On a photo in the Canon EF40mm F2.8 STM preview samples sample gallery (1 comment in total)

Looks good to me. Like others have noted: it would be fantastic to have an f2 as the maximum aperture.

Link | Posted on Jun 29, 2012 at 12:45 UTC as 1st comment
On photo IMG_5858 in dpreview review samples's photo gallery (1 comment in total)

Looks good to me. Like others have noted: it would be fantastic to have an f2 as the maximum aperture.

Link | Posted on Jun 29, 2012 at 12:45 UTC as 1st comment

Pricey but I'd sure like to give one a test drive!

Link | Posted on Mar 17, 2012 at 15:13 UTC as 26th comment
On article Canon ventures back in the water with the rugged D20 (48 comments in total)
In reply to:

Photographist: All my friends who are photographers an myself
are considering that Canon has made this D20
with a design that is non-ergonomic and... ridiculous.

Please see my new subject on the Forum,
called "Canon Powershot D20 - Ridiculous Design",
where I placed two pictures
showing the result of our quick "redesign".

What do you think of that ?

Best regards.

Have you held it in you hand?

Didn't think so.

Link | Posted on Feb 7, 2012 at 19:13 UTC
On article Canon ventures back in the water with the rugged D20 (48 comments in total)

I would love to give this camera a test drive. So what if it's only an f3.9? You can have your ISO at 400 and produce amazingly quality images all day long: the Digic processor is that good. As well, the ability to take HD qualitiy videos entices me. I have a slightly dated 30D and it rocks. but I do need a compact for watery situations.

I had a good old Oympus clamshell film camera that bit the green wiener when we got soaked while kayaking off Vancouver Island a few yeats back. But having a handy and compact camera to take for the rough stuff is very attractive to me.

Link | Posted on Feb 7, 2012 at 16:53 UTC as 15th comment
On article Challenge of Challenges 2011 Winner announced (110 comments in total)

Hard on the fish, eh? Great shot!

Link | Posted on Jan 4, 2012 at 15:38 UTC as 25th comment
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