Jim Evidon

Jim Evidon

Lives in United States Palm Desert, CA, United States
Works as a Retired
Joined on Jun 2, 2005

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Jim Evidon: AgatePassPhoto praised the old HP B9180.
I also had an HP B9180 printer and I agree with his opinions. A real workhorse that produced excellent prints. How much is a new print head for any quality printer? Well let me say this; when my 9180 died and needed a new print head, the price quoted could have bought me a new HP B9180 printer if they were still available. HP no longer made the 9180 and never replaced it with a new model. So I bought an Epson R3000.

In general, printer prices are loss leaders to get you into the ink purchases. Because printers are loss leaders, you can expect that the replacement print heads are going to be prohibitively expensive.
The Epson print quality is no better than was the older HP 9180 and the Epson inks are more expensive. Such is progress.

BTW, the HP B9180 also had a built it print media scanner to correct ink output which assured consistent color tones for job to job.

I have no answer and my B9180 was long since buried.

Link | Posted on Jan 22, 2017 at 08:36 UTC
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Jim Evidon: AgatePassPhoto praised the old HP B9180.
I also had an HP B9180 printer and I agree with his opinions. A real workhorse that produced excellent prints. How much is a new print head for any quality printer? Well let me say this; when my 9180 died and needed a new print head, the price quoted could have bought me a new HP B9180 printer if they were still available. HP no longer made the 9180 and never replaced it with a new model. So I bought an Epson R3000.

In general, printer prices are loss leaders to get you into the ink purchases. Because printers are loss leaders, you can expect that the replacement print heads are going to be prohibitively expensive.
The Epson print quality is no better than was the older HP 9180 and the Epson inks are more expensive. Such is progress.

BTW, the HP B9180 also had a built it print media scanner to correct ink output which assured consistent color tones for job to job.

I found that I got banding when I used thicker paper. Despite HP's claims, the B9180 did not like heavy weight gallery quality paper.

Link | Posted on Jan 21, 2017 at 07:20 UTC

AgatePassPhoto praised the old HP B9180.
I also had an HP B9180 printer and I agree with his opinions. A real workhorse that produced excellent prints. How much is a new print head for any quality printer? Well let me say this; when my 9180 died and needed a new print head, the price quoted could have bought me a new HP B9180 printer if they were still available. HP no longer made the 9180 and never replaced it with a new model. So I bought an Epson R3000.

In general, printer prices are loss leaders to get you into the ink purchases. Because printers are loss leaders, you can expect that the replacement print heads are going to be prohibitively expensive.
The Epson print quality is no better than was the older HP 9180 and the Epson inks are more expensive. Such is progress.

BTW, the HP B9180 also had a built it print media scanner to correct ink output which assured consistent color tones for job to job.

Link | Posted on Jan 15, 2017 at 05:44 UTC as 8th comment | 4 replies

Nice idea, but tools tend to get dirty as they are used and the sliding surfaces of the "aperture" will tend to bind.

Link | Posted on Dec 23, 2016 at 20:35 UTC as 60th comment | 2 replies

Very very pricy line according to their website. But most leather goods are.

Link | Posted on Dec 21, 2016 at 22:03 UTC as 21st comment
On article Kodak Ektra 'photography' smartphone goes on sale (90 comments in total)

I remember the original Ektra. It was a very premium 35mm rangefinder camera that was intended to compete with the Contax and the Leica. While it was probably the finest camera made, it was also the most expensive, especially when tourists and GI's could lay their hands on Leica's for a few dollars or a carton of cigarettes.

Now it is a cell phone. SIC SEMPER GLORIA MUNDI.

Link | Posted on Dec 6, 2016 at 08:03 UTC as 20th comment | 1 reply
On article Mobile Speed: Portable SSDs for photographers (204 comments in total)

Great products for those who don't like to carry a thin card wallet with SD cards and have to have the very latest even though it leaves a bigger bulge in the pocket and a big dent in the pocketbook. I believe my Think Tank SD card wallet was under $20
and carries 512 GB worth of 32GB cards.

SSD's are great for desktop or laptop storage as they are much more reliable than hard drives. But for these products shown, I really don't see the point for most of us.

Link | Posted on Dec 2, 2016 at 21:50 UTC as 24th comment | 3 replies
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Jim Evidon: Wow!! A real technical breakthrough. It ranks right up there with the Pentax ill-conceived taxi-yellow camera that came out with a while back and quickly disappeared. It will look nice if they also come out with a zebra-striped special edition M to mount it to. By the way, I own a Leica T and an M9P, so I believe in the brand.
But a red lens? Give me a break.

It's ok if you want to be noticed. For informal street photography, it's a non-starter.
I'll take a black blob or even a silver blob any day.

Link | Posted on Nov 16, 2016 at 22:47 UTC

Wow!! A real technical breakthrough. It ranks right up there with the Pentax ill-conceived taxi-yellow camera that came out with a while back and quickly disappeared. It will look nice if they also come out with a zebra-striped special edition M to mount it to. By the way, I own a Leica T and an M9P, so I believe in the brand.
But a red lens? Give me a break.

Link | Posted on Nov 15, 2016 at 22:05 UTC as 85th comment | 3 replies
On article Nikon KeyMission action cameras now shipping in US (81 comments in total)
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Jim Evidon: There is no need for an in-depth review of a 360 degree camera. It performs one function. Any other information would concern ease of use and quality of build. That should take no more than a paragraph. After I have every other camera goody I need or want, I would consider this for the one or two times I would use it before adding it to my collection of other fad items I foolishly bought.

creaDVty,
I thought my comment was self evident. None, never and not at all. As I said:
"..After I have every other camera goody I need or want, I would consider this for the one or two times I would use it before adding it to my collection of other fad items I foolishly bought...."

Link | Posted on Nov 5, 2016 at 19:29 UTC
On article DPReview Asks: What was your first camera? (764 comments in total)

In 1947 a new Kodak Monitor. A 620 medium format folding camera with auto shutter cocking, a Supermatic shutter that went all the way to 1/400 sec. ( wow) and a f 4.5 Anastigmatic coated lens ( Oh boy!). I kept that clunker until 1961 when I bought a used Leica IIIF with a 2.0 Summitar collapsing lens and I never looked back. I guess my age is showing.

Link | Posted on Nov 5, 2016 at 06:56 UTC as 235th comment

As with other Panasonic/Leica products, the Leica branded camera's quality inspection is of a higher order and the software/firmware is different. That being said, the Panasonic labelled cousin is an excellent camera and while the cameras technically are not identical, I'm sure the images from either will satisfy the owner.
I have owned a really excellent Panasonic MFT in the past but currently prefer the Olympus Pen F as my MFT camera. As for Leica, I own both the M9P and the amazing little Leica T; neither having anything to do with Panasonic and both are long-term keepers. When and if either is replaced it will be with another German made red dot camera.

Link | Posted on Nov 4, 2016 at 19:56 UTC as 36th comment
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Jim Evidon: Swedish common sense. True, that it will affect journalists covering a story of public interest, but in some cases, journalism does cross the line in an act of snooping; a.k.a.,
invasion of privacy in researching a story. The Swedish decision errs on the side of a right of privacy; something that needs legal protection especially in these times.

Melchiorum,
You said:
".....stupid laws won't change that......"
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The same may be said of highway speeders, classroom cheats, and home invasion robberies. All laws are made for the law-abiding. It is the basic foundation of a civilized and well-ordered society. Sweden is attempting to protect a basic right of privacy; something else that we and the Swedes should have in common. Would that we in the U.S. would be as vigilant as the Swedes.

Link | Posted on Oct 28, 2016 at 20:02 UTC
On article Nikon KeyMission action cameras now shipping in US (81 comments in total)

There is no need for an in-depth review of a 360 degree camera. It performs one function. Any other information would concern ease of use and quality of build. That should take no more than a paragraph. After I have every other camera goody I need or want, I would consider this for the one or two times I would use it before adding it to my collection of other fad items I foolishly bought.

Link | Posted on Oct 28, 2016 at 19:49 UTC as 32nd comment | 3 replies
On article New kid on the block: YI M1 review (699 comments in total)

It's a 4/3 knock off of the Leica T. If the screen interface is as user friendly as the T and
is made and finished well, it may be a success. But will it accommodate a clip-on EVF?

Link | Posted on Oct 26, 2016 at 06:01 UTC as 102nd comment

Swedish common sense. True, that it will affect journalists covering a story of public interest, but in some cases, journalism does cross the line in an act of snooping; a.k.a.,
invasion of privacy in researching a story. The Swedish decision errs on the side of a right of privacy; something that needs legal protection especially in these times.

Link | Posted on Oct 24, 2016 at 18:40 UTC as 46th comment | 3 replies
On article Lenovo Phab2 Pro is the first Project Tango phone (29 comments in total)
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Jim Evidon: More bells and whistles to keep you buying the newest, latest and useless gadgets.
What's next? A life-sized hologram you can converse with?

To jadot *Slinging, more like.
My 'sling' is not directed at advanced technology per se. As a matter of fact, I am an insatiable technology fan and always have been, given my early adult years in aerospace engineering and design. The 'sling' is directed primarily at useless self absorbing gadgets such as 3D imagery with Dolby surround sound in what is after-all a telephone, or more properly a cell phone. And in this case it is a marketing tool to capture 'the must have the latest thing' customer and serves no practical use except to temporarily entertain the user until he or she gets bored and moves on to the next toy. 3D imagery itself is not to be denigrated and is advancing as we speak in the field of big screen and eventually TV entertainment. The current technology remains crude and eye-straining but eventually a breakthrough or two will get us there.

And my 'slumming' remark was admittedly snarky.

Link | Posted on Jun 13, 2016 at 00:00 UTC
On article Lenovo Phab2 Pro is the first Project Tango phone (29 comments in total)
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Jim Evidon: More bells and whistles to keep you buying the newest, latest and useless gadgets.
What's next? A life-sized hologram you can converse with?

Eric Hensel,

Slumming.

Link | Posted on Jun 11, 2016 at 06:43 UTC
On article Lenovo Phab2 Pro is the first Project Tango phone (29 comments in total)
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Jim Evidon: More bells and whistles to keep you buying the newest, latest and useless gadgets.
What's next? A life-sized hologram you can converse with?

To Ethan P99,
Good luck to them. If moving technology got its 'hands' around global climate change, food and water shortages and energy crisis worldwide, I'd be more impressed by that. Some new 'virtual' reality plaything does little to contribute to our civilization. But I suppose it's a cute but useless diversion rather than facing 'real' reality.

Link | Posted on Jun 10, 2016 at 22:49 UTC
On article Lenovo Phab2 Pro is the first Project Tango phone (29 comments in total)

More bells and whistles to keep you buying the newest, latest and useless gadgets.
What's next? A life-sized hologram you can converse with?

Link | Posted on Jun 10, 2016 at 18:46 UTC as 5th comment | 9 replies
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