Jim Evidon

Jim Evidon

Lives in United States Palm Desert, CA, United States
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Joined on Jun 2, 2005

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It shouldn't be a problem since the sensible thing to do is to carry-on your photo equipment. Anyone checking-in camera equipment is asking for potential theft.

Link | Posted on Oct 20, 2017 at 19:46 UTC as 22nd comment | 3 replies
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A Girard: Unless you're the type that dies your poodle pink and your limo driver's name is Gaston, I don't understand why someone would want to pay for an overpriced fashion bag.

While I probably won't buy this bag because of the size, let me say that if you never had a Billington bag, you don't really know what you are talking about. They are expensive and there are a lot of other bags for a lot less money to choose from. But your comment about limousines and pink poodles are far off the mark. I have a Billington Hadley bag ( sage) that is well past the ten year mark and it still looks like new. They are an excellent product and offer superior protection to your equipment.

Link | Posted on Oct 6, 2017 at 20:28 UTC

To those naysayers, there is a persistent and small market for 35mm film cameras.
Not everyone is a collector and yet the price of quality used 35mm RF film camera remains strong. I think that they have it right. A modern very high quality 35mm RF camera would serve a small limited market; just the kind of market that JCH already services. There is one other positive potential. It will give the "don't own any" Leica haters another camera to hate and mock.

Link | Posted on Sep 29, 2017 at 19:34 UTC as 36th comment | 1 reply
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tinternaut: Bit light on details. Hopefully, it will support TIFF and/or (better) DNG. I occasionally use Olympus Viewer 3 when nothing else quite gets me the look I'm after. Likewise, it gives the benefits of the camera's JPEG engine, with the advantages of raw. So manufacturers' raw conversion software isn't necessarily a bad thing.

It says 'raw converter' not jpeg.

Link | Posted on Sep 8, 2017 at 20:33 UTC
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tinternaut: Bit light on details. Hopefully, it will support TIFF and/or (better) DNG. I occasionally use Olympus Viewer 3 when nothing else quite gets me the look I'm after. Likewise, it gives the benefits of the camera's JPEG engine, with the advantages of raw. So manufacturers' raw conversion software isn't necessarily a bad thing.

In that bright day in the sometimes future, all camera manufacturers will finally stop honking their customers around and agree to a common standard like DNG was supposed to be and we can all enjoy post processing without having too check to see if LR or Photoshop or whatever has included the arcane proprietary RAW converters for whatever camera we choose to use in their latest update.

Insanity, thy name is proprietary ( Nikon, Canon, Oly, etc.) RAW standards!

Link | Posted on Sep 8, 2017 at 07:30 UTC

Good idea. As a sometimes Fuji X camera user, I was forced to use C1 or Irident Developer because Lightroom and ACR could never get it right and the 3rd party converter that came with the cameras was really mediocre. So, as long as Fuji X users are forced to go to a separate RAW converter to take advantage of Fuji's approach to sensor design, let's see what Fuji comes up with. Then maybe all the Fuji X sensor complainers will finally shut up.

Link | Posted on Sep 8, 2017 at 07:22 UTC as 37th comment | 1 reply
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Jim Evidon: Studying Cartier Bresson is alway time well spent in order to learn composition. The subject tome by Glover is confusing and overstates the subject IMO. There is a better site that can explain HBC's compositions and I think it is a better teaching tool than is Glover's. Click on the following website and enjoy:
http://thedreamwithinpictures.com/blog/learn-composition-from-the-photography-of-henri-cartier-bresson

Agreed. There is nothing good to be said about overanalyzing any subject unless you are engaged in a very specialized field of analysis and/or research. I' sure that HCB would have agreed. When shooting, keep in mind the " rule of thirds" and diagonal lead lines either from lower right or lower left, but don't let rules get in the way of creativity if the scene calls for something else. In short, there are no rules; only guidelines. The most important lesson I got out of HCB's writings is the most basic question of all that you ask yourself before taking the shot. " What is it you are trying to say?" When you have that answer, set it up and shoot.

Link | Posted on Aug 21, 2017 at 19:01 UTC

Studying Cartier Bresson is alway time well spent in order to learn composition. The subject tome by Glover is confusing and overstates the subject IMO. There is a better site that can explain HBC's compositions and I think it is a better teaching tool than is Glover's. Click on the following website and enjoy:
http://thedreamwithinpictures.com/blog/learn-composition-from-the-photography-of-henri-cartier-bresson

Link | Posted on Aug 19, 2017 at 23:27 UTC as 78th comment | 3 replies
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Mark Turney: Or ... if you’re a leftist radical, you destroy the photo because he possibly owned slaves or supported slavery by omission of documentation stating he adamantly denounced it.

Don’t read me wrong ... Slavery was and is one of the most vile things ever done to people. Just trying to make an analogy between this very neat piece of history and the statues being knocked down all over the US.

We'll let the South go next time and probably good riddance. It is just not worth it to keep territorial boundaries when the two parts of the country have gone and are going in two different directions, with nothing getting done.. There, I said it. Now let's get back to talking about cameras and photography and leave the politics to The New Republic and Breitbart. It's bad enough to turn on the TV and get 24 hours of what Trump said or didn't say. He is what he is. Enough already!

Link | Posted on Aug 19, 2017 at 20:36 UTC
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Mark Turney: Or ... if you’re a leftist radical, you destroy the photo because he possibly owned slaves or supported slavery by omission of documentation stating he adamantly denounced it.

Don’t read me wrong ... Slavery was and is one of the most vile things ever done to people. Just trying to make an analogy between this very neat piece of history and the statues being knocked down all over the US.

John Quincy Adams owning slaves? I'll have to assume you are not an American. Either that or your education, like that of the present occupant of the White House is sorely lacking. John Quincey Adams was the son of our 2nd president, John Adams, one of our 'founding fathers' who was the owner of a small farm in New England, and a brilliant lawyer whose brilliance was exceeded only by his son, the subject of this photograph. John Quincy Adams. Before entering politics, was best known for taking on a case that no other lawyer would touch; that of defending would-be black slaves from Africa who staged a rebellion and took over the slave ship Amistad killing most of the crew. Adams not only took the case for the Africans who were being tried in a U.S. Federal court for mutiny and murder, he won the case and they'll went free.
So let us not hear or read anymore foolishness about John Quincy Adams, New England patriot, great man and 6th president of the United States being a slave holder.

Link | Posted on Aug 19, 2017 at 06:52 UTC
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Gandolphi: Did he bracket?

An unfounded rumor has it that he bracketed from 3 hours to 12 hours and consideration was given to a reshoot at f/480 while he took the week off.

Link | Posted on Aug 17, 2017 at 20:27 UTC

Drones seem to be the latest thing for the person who has everything else. Aside from the thrill of having a new toy and then losing interest after taking a few shots at altitude, I really can't see any lasting market for the amateur except for broad landscapes that are difficult access on foot. There are all sorts of privacy issues in urban areas and loss of power can result in injury to the unsuspecting. I note in an article elsewhere in this issue of DPR, that the U.S.Army has ordered that use of this type drone be suspended due to hacking vulnerabilities. That should be a concern for civilian use as well. It is a fad that I hope goes away and soon.

Link | Posted on Aug 10, 2017 at 20:50 UTC as 4th comment | 1 reply
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Jim Evidon: The new 'Cuff' has a magnet? Better not wear a self wining or a winding watch.
Not much forethought into this item, was there?

Yes, I am left handed, so with my mechanical watches, therefore my comment above. I'll avoid this new 'advanced' design by Peak.

Link | Posted on Aug 10, 2017 at 20:39 UTC

The new 'Cuff' has a magnet? Better not wear a self wining or a winding watch.
Not much forethought into this item, was there?

Link | Posted on Aug 10, 2017 at 19:14 UTC as 23rd comment | 6 replies
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Not surprisingly, SanDisk Extreme Pro remains the class leader. Samsung appears to be right up there as well. i wonder if it is the same card and the companies use the same source.

Link | Posted on Aug 8, 2017 at 00:09 UTC as 22nd comment
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Trundling: Tomorrow we'll have a warning from Leica not to install the firmware update because it freezes the camera to a level where only $2,999.95 can fix it.

Trundling,

Désolé, mon pote. Je choisis mes amis

Link | Posted on Aug 2, 2017 at 18:13 UTC
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probert500: WOW - another technical triumph for Leica - leading the way!!!

@ HowaboutRaw Re.: Trundling

Your point is well taken.
There exists a particular species that, blinded by the brilliance of his own thought, feels compelled to share his sarcastic but mistaken opinions in the sincere, but mistaken belief that somehow our lives will be enriched by his brain droppings. Possibly, he will weary of his crude attempts at wit and move on to a camera forum more suitable to his expertise. It is a pity that Kodak no longer makes the Brownie.

Link | Posted on Aug 1, 2017 at 18:53 UTC
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Trundling: Tomorrow we'll have a warning from Leica not to install the firmware update because it freezes the camera to a level where only $2,999.95 can fix it.

@ Trundling:
It is not me that is intolerant. Most cameras made today are competent tools and I accept that. The key to making an exceptional image is the photographer and not his choice of tool. Neither tolerance nor intolerance should be acceptable since the very words imply a generosity on the part of an allegedly superior person toward an alleged inferior person or belief. It is better to accept rather than tolerate another person and/or his beliefs.

" Everyone is entitled to his own opinion, but not his own facts."....Daniel Patrick Moynihan

Link | Posted on Aug 1, 2017 at 18:35 UTC
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Trundling: Tomorrow we'll have a warning from Leica not to install the firmware update because it freezes the camera to a level where only $2,999.95 can fix it.

Trundling,
Charging $2999.95? Now, that is the stupidest 'troll' comment I've read all day. You win the prize, congratulations.

And, regarding fixing the camera statement; no they do not charge for updates and no, they do not charge for fixing bad cameras if the fault is either in manufacturing or design. My M9 was several years old and out of warranty and they replaced the sensor, no questions asked.

Short answer: Leica is not Microsoft, nor is it Dell or even Nikon for that matter. It is simply a good camera company that depends on a loyal customer base and it tries to keep them satisfied with their product out of obvious self-interest.

Link | Posted on Aug 1, 2017 at 01:15 UTC
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Jim Evidon: To all of you silly Leica hating twerps: Leica has stood behind every product it makes and if there is an issue, they are on top of it faster than I ever experienced with Canon or Nikon. The only other company that even comes close, IMO, is Fuji. Both companies pay very close attention to internet camera forums and ignoring brand hating trolls, they both are very responsive. So suck it up, my friends, while I wait for my TL2 to come to my local vendors so I can trade my reliable and much loved T for a new one.

According to what I heard and read, the firmware fix will not fix the 'bricked' cameras. The owners have two choices. Either use it for a doorstop or go down to your local Leica dealer and trade it 'even' for a new one. The new one may or may not have the firmware fix if it is old stock so have the dealer check the firmware first and download if necessary before you walk out with the camera.

Link | Posted on Aug 1, 2017 at 01:12 UTC
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