Island Golfer

Lives in United States CA, United States
Joined on Sep 23, 2004

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On article Lensrentals blog looks at off-camera recorders (30 comments in total)

I would like to see an in-depth article on the small (possibly hooded) monitors that fit into the flash shoe of a DSLR; and allow bigger and better visibility (whether when Live View is used, or when it's not).

Link | Posted on Apr 19, 2017 at 01:25 UTC as 2nd comment

It's a dual-purpose accessory. It keeps your head dry while catching enough wind to elevate your shooting height, as it lifts you airborne. No need for a drone, if your have the dronebrella on your noggin.

Link | Posted on Apr 14, 2017 at 20:28 UTC as 117th comment
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barrym1966: Interesting I just scored a destination wedding in Italy. I am in the UK does this mean I won't be able to take my camera gear? I sure as h3ll will not be checking it in as backache and have it kicked broken and lost by the incompetent baggage staff that every airport seems to employ

As you can see-some things (and, some people) need to be banned from traveling anywhere.

Link | Posted on Mar 21, 2017 at 23:53 UTC
On photo Crystal Mill near Marble Colorado in the Cabin challenge (16 comments in total)

Thanks for the great shot! I thought that the Mill had all been closed off to the public.

Link | Posted on Jan 26, 2017 at 00:32 UTC as 10th comment | 1 reply
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TN Args: Probably $1,000 for herself and the balance to cover a reasonable estimate of legal fees.

Sadly funny.

Link | Posted on Jan 9, 2017 at 22:38 UTC
On article CES 2017: hands-on with the Canon PowerShot G9 X II (193 comments in total)
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Island Golfer: I give this one 6 months before Canon decides to "really" upgrade the camera. What minor adjustments Canon made here probably won't motivate those in this slice of the market to spend the money to supposedly "upgrade". All Canon needed to do here was give the new camera a new 24-70 lens.

I returned from a two week trip in Italy two months ago. I carried my D810 and Sigma 24-105mm lens, as well as my Sony RX100. I took something like five out of 1100 images over 80mm. Almost everything was at 24mm. I suppose I feel that 70mm is usually sufficient for my needs. Before the Sigma lens, I carried a Nikkor 24-70 on the D810. Of course, I can understand that others may feel that they may miss something if they don't carry more. But, for me, the resolution of the D810 allows for sufficient cropping to substitute for a longer lens.

Link | Posted on Jan 7, 2017 at 22:56 UTC
On article CES 2017: hands-on with the Canon PowerShot G9 X II (193 comments in total)
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Island Golfer: I give this one 6 months before Canon decides to "really" upgrade the camera. What minor adjustments Canon made here probably won't motivate those in this slice of the market to spend the money to supposedly "upgrade". All Canon needed to do here was give the new camera a new 24-70 lens.

Stepped aside long ago and replaced my s95 with a Sony RX100; and, later a Sony RX100 IV. But, I assume you will be eager to buy this upgraded Canon powerhouse.

Link | Posted on Jan 7, 2017 at 17:14 UTC
On article CES 2017: hands-on with the Canon PowerShot G9 X II (193 comments in total)

I give this one 6 months before Canon decides to "really" upgrade the camera. What minor adjustments Canon made here probably won't motivate those in this slice of the market to spend the money to supposedly "upgrade". All Canon needed to do here was give the new camera a new 24-70 lens.

Link | Posted on Jan 7, 2017 at 14:22 UTC as 43rd comment | 7 replies
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DiegoRodriguez: So, the G9X 's major flaw was its lens, they make a Mark 2, and... they keep the same lens...

As I recall, Canon managed to get a 24 mm lens into the s100, s110 & s120 without any significant size increase. I would think that the 1" sensor would make the size of the G9X II body somewhat larger; but, I would opt for a slight size increase, as opposed to the other bells & whistles that I would probably never use with this type of camera.

Link | Posted on Jan 4, 2017 at 14:48 UTC

SNORE.................... The Digic VII processor is a nice touch. But, where's the 24 mm lens????? Wake me when Canon decides to really upgrade this camera!

Link | Posted on Jan 4, 2017 at 14:16 UTC as 40th comment | 1 reply
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Island Golfer: Looking at the sample portraits, it appears that the sharpness is too narrowly focused in the center, as the area of center sharpness fades to softness toward the edges too soon. It's as if the center of the facial expression is too distinctly framed by the soft edges.

If you look at the opening shot in the gallery (the one that is on the opening dpreview page) you see that the face itself is in perfect focus. Yet, that clear focus starts to fall off at the edges of the facial skin. The hair is completely out of focus. It's as if the sharpness area is too narrow. Shouldn't the hair, as well as the face, be in perfect focus? What's outside of the person's face and hair is what needs to be out of focus (soft), The hair should be considered as part of the portrait. Instead, it's as if it's separated from the face.

Link | Posted on Nov 14, 2016 at 23:18 UTC

Looking at the sample portraits, it appears that the sharpness is too narrowly focused in the center, as the area of center sharpness fades to softness toward the edges too soon. It's as if the center of the facial expression is too distinctly framed by the soft edges.

Link | Posted on Nov 14, 2016 at 14:00 UTC as 126th comment | 4 replies
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f64manray: Dumbest thing I've seen today. I don't need my camera pulling down my pants. Black Rapid is the best thing since sliced bread for carrying a camera.

I agree. The thing screams....Geeeek!

Link | Posted on Oct 18, 2016 at 22:48 UTC

I have used PSE since version 5. At first, I would upgrade each time a newer version hit the market. Then, I realized each update added next to nothing in features to justify the upgrade. So, I began updating with every other new version. Something I frequently recommend to others (actually, I could probably wait for two new versions to appear before updating). Version 15 is no exception. I have version 14; and find no real value in going to 15. So, PSE, I'll wait for version 16 before I waste money on something that offers very little. Hopefully version 16 will offer enough to make me buy again. My two cents worth.

Link | Posted on Oct 5, 2016 at 13:46 UTC as 10th comment | 1 reply

But, it comes in three color schemes.

Link | Posted on Sep 9, 2016 at 21:10 UTC as 20th comment

Had it; used (played) with it; thought it would flop. I mean, who wants to deal with clutsy cameras that use minimal storage space on large square disks? Sigh.

Link | Posted on Aug 4, 2016 at 12:52 UTC as 97th comment

Don't rush out to buy this, yet. A newer version is coming next week-one without a sensor.

Link | Posted on Apr 29, 2016 at 13:26 UTC as 134th comment | 2 replies
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yslee1: It's been years, but they still don't get it.

I don't know about you all, but I buy mirrorless system cameras both for their performance and their size.

Given it's all about power in small sizes, why in the blazes the accompanying computing power is either a underpowered tablet of some kind (with a few exceptions like the Surface Pro 2) or an overweight 15" laptop?

11-13" laptops are the key market here, and bag manufacturers almost always ignore that. Especially so now that laptop makers are starting to get clued in on the smaller sizes (see the Dell XPS 13 and Apple Macbook as examples of laptops with smaller than expected footprints for their screens sizes), making bags to ignore those for small system cameras is just silly.

Exactly on point! I have purposely purchased an old Lenovo X220, put in a solid state drive and max'ed out the memory. Why? Because it is a 12" laptop that works better than any 10" tablet. But, good luck finding many (if any) decent bags that will carry 11" to 13" laptops. Since the tablet de jur is the surface pro (or, it's equivilent), the bag makers seem to think everything they put out should revolve around that.

Link | Posted on Mar 12, 2015 at 22:04 UTC
On article Lowepro launches Echelon luxury bag line (61 comments in total)

Why not ask an outrageous price for these. Look at the prices of lenses and cameras nowdays. Personally, I already feel that the price of the "normal" bags is getting a bit too high. Or, maybe I missed it in the discription-does a camera come included with these?!

Link | Posted on Mar 2, 2015 at 19:14 UTC as 43rd comment
On article New samples from the Sigma 24mm F1.4 DG HSM Art lens (232 comments in total)
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Island Golfer: The lens does not appear to produce images that are all that sharp-at least, not of the sharpness we see in their 35mm ART lens. I look at the samples, and see a lens that is much softer, especially as the image moves away from the center. Possibly this will improve once the lens is placed on the USB dock; or run through a software program such as LenAligm/FocusTune. Or, perhaps its just the available subject matter we're looking at. But, whatever it is, I don't see buying one at this juncture. I'm hoping we see better performance once it is into production.

Yes, it does have a Fluorinlayered low-pass filter. I think that Joe85 actually meant to say that; but mispoke himself. That was why I responded by mentioning my D810 (which does not); meaning that, on my camera, the images might be sharper. No harm done. I knew what he meant.

Link | Posted on Feb 20, 2015 at 22:25 UTC
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