Terry M

Terry M

Lives in United States Savannah, GA, United States
Works as a Technology coordinator at Savannah State
Joined on Feb 19, 2001
About me:

Digital shooter since 1998.

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On article Throwback Thursday: the Canon PowerShot G1 (155 comments in total)

I craved this camera so much. Pekka Saarinen made the G1 look every bit as good as ANY of the DSLRs of the time and maybe even some contemporary models.

Link | Posted on Sep 21, 2017 at 19:19 UTC as 55th comment | 1 reply

EVERY post in the "most popular" queue (at this point) is denigrating the intent of the database. If THAT doesn't illustrate the problem, nothing will.

Link | Posted on Sep 20, 2017 at 18:15 UTC as 55th comment | 9 replies
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Terry M: All jokes aside, it's a simple fact that most people in positions of power in media are white and they hire people they know or who are referred to them, most of whom also happen to be white. This database is just one resource for diversity-minded editors and photo directors who want to provide opportunities to photographers who are members of under-represented communities.

There's nothing saying photographers of color are better or worse, per se, but effective media organizations should represent the communities in which they exist and the communities they serve. This database should help make that goal easier to accomplish, and as a former newspaper editor and photo enthusiast, I welcome its creation.

It's not a "silly list." Your calling it such helps make the case of why it's ended.

Link | Posted on Sep 20, 2017 at 18:12 UTC

All jokes aside, it's a simple fact that most people in positions of power in media are white and they hire people they know or who are referred to them, most of whom also happen to be white. This database is just one resource for diversity-minded editors and photo directors who want to provide opportunities to photographers who are members of under-represented communities.

There's nothing saying photographers of color are better or worse, per se, but effective media organizations should represent the communities in which they exist and the communities they serve. This database should help make that goal easier to accomplish, and as a former newspaper editor and photo enthusiast, I welcome its creation.

Link | Posted on Sep 20, 2017 at 16:31 UTC as 67th comment | 4 replies
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BattleBrat: Looks like Final cut didn't make
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The final cut
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LMAO ^^^ Guess who won the Internet today

Link | Posted on Aug 29, 2017 at 14:27 UTC

For the sake of expediency, I picked only my favorite photo from each set. On my home television I chose the A9 11 out of 12 times. The other was by the 1DX Mark II. As a longtime Canon shooter, I was really surprised.

Link | Posted on Aug 23, 2017 at 18:46 UTC as 88th comment
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mcshan: Pales in comparison to Pete Souza.

LOL

Link | Posted on Aug 21, 2017 at 13:56 UTC
On article Canon EOS 6D Mark II Review (1118 comments in total)
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Terry M: "improving upon its predecessor in almost every measurable way."

Except for the sensor, which is the heart of the camera. This is the kind of thing that has me questioning my future with Canon.

I'm not dumping on Canon because I hate Canon. I just don't understand why they can't offer some of the same value to their customers that the upstarts are offering. Sony throws everything but the kitchen sink into all of their cameras, sometimes for better, sometimes for worse. Fuji offers generations of upgrades on existing models, reducing fears if instant obsolescence when new cameras are released.

If you want to make the argument Canon offers safe, proven specs for the sake of durability, ask owners of the Canon 70D who have had to replace their motherboard because they were shooting "too much video."

Canon was top dog for a long time. Now they're acting like an old dog that can't learn new tricks. People aren't going to keep giving good money for okay cameras.

Link | Posted on Aug 9, 2017 at 23:06 UTC
On article Canon EOS 6D Mark II Review (1118 comments in total)
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Terry M: "improving upon its predecessor in almost every measurable way."

Except for the sensor, which is the heart of the camera. This is the kind of thing that has me questioning my future with Canon.

"Isn't significantly lower." It shouldn't be lower at all. Not after 5 years. Yes, dual pixel AF is amazing, but this camera should be a step up and forward in every way.

Link | Posted on Aug 9, 2017 at 18:18 UTC
On article Canon EOS 6D Mark II Review (1118 comments in total)

"improving upon its predecessor in almost every measurable way."

Except for the sensor, which is the heart of the camera. This is the kind of thing that has me questioning my future with Canon.

Link | Posted on Aug 9, 2017 at 15:58 UTC as 97th comment | 6 replies
On article Advertising vs reality: microSD memory card speed test (73 comments in total)

Pro: This is very useful information. And from another site. Kudos!
Con: You spoiled the results.

I watched the video anyway, because Tom earned it, but it's pretty shady to spoil the conclusion.

Link | Posted on Aug 7, 2017 at 20:07 UTC as 28th comment | 1 reply
On article TriLens triple lens holder coming to Kickstarter (165 comments in total)
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QuarryCat: unless you take small mFT or Fujifilm lenses, it will get very heavy on your side.
I don't see this as a good practical solution.

"Is that your 70-200 or are you just happy to see me?"

Link | Posted on Apr 25, 2017 at 19:08 UTC
On article TriLens triple lens holder coming to Kickstarter (165 comments in total)
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QuarryCat: unless you take small mFT or Fujifilm lenses, it will get very heavy on your side.
I don't see this as a good practical solution.

Seems ready-made to screw up your back.

Link | Posted on Apr 25, 2017 at 11:46 UTC

The original 70-200 f2.8 L USM was a beauty on my Canon D30. Such great colors. But my favorite Canon lens to date? The "nifty fifty" 50mm f1.8. It does so much for so little.

Link | Posted on Mar 30, 2017 at 19:37 UTC as 13th comment
On article Throwback Thursday: Our first cameras (393 comments in total)

First I used with any degree of success? My father's Canonet. My first favorite? Olympus Stylus Epic. First digital? Olympus D340-R. First "real" digital? Canon D30.

Link | Posted on Mar 16, 2017 at 10:54 UTC as 302nd comment
On article Juggling with one hand: Leica M10 shooting experience (487 comments in total)

Finally, a reviewer who doesn't fall all over himself getting lost in the rangefinder mythos. It takes time and a LOT of practice to consistently take good photos with them. But seriously, "I'm getting old"? LOL

Link | Posted on Mar 14, 2017 at 10:47 UTC as 155th comment | 8 replies
On article Throwback Thursday: the Olympus C-2100UZ (128 comments in total)
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Terry M: Oh man! I had one of these and absolutely LOVED my fast-shooting "Uzi"! That constant 2.8 lens was a huge boon to my early digital experience and like another user said, the photos could be blown up to 8x10 pretty nicely. The only thing I didn't like was a tendency in mixed lighting to render blacks as purple, a phenomenon I also recall from Leica's early digital cameras. I sold mine to a coworker who wanted to shoot his kids' soccer games. I'd bought a Canon D30 and 70-200 to start my push into "real" digital photography, but I later regretted selling my "Uzi." Still do. It was a cool camera.

Oops. I thought the 2.8 was constant. Hazy glow of memory, I guess

Link | Posted on Mar 10, 2017 at 09:31 UTC
On article Throwback Thursday: the Olympus C-2100UZ (128 comments in total)

Oh man! I had one of these and absolutely LOVED my fast-shooting "Uzi"! That constant 2.8 lens was a huge boon to my early digital experience and like another user said, the photos could be blown up to 8x10 pretty nicely. The only thing I didn't like was a tendency in mixed lighting to render blacks as purple, a phenomenon I also recall from Leica's early digital cameras. I sold mine to a coworker who wanted to shoot his kids' soccer games. I'd bought a Canon D30 and 70-200 to start my push into "real" digital photography, but I later regretted selling my "Uzi." Still do. It was a cool camera.

Link | Posted on Mar 10, 2017 at 09:27 UTC as 26th comment | 1 reply

Wow! I was a newsstand buyer of Pop Photo for YEARS. After discovering back issues in my local library there was no question in my mind they were the preeminent source on photography and photographic equipment. Everything I bought was run by their reviews first. Of course that was a while back. Now I do most of my photography-related reading online, whether it's standalone photo websites or web-based corollaries to photography magazines. On that count, PopPhoto.com is a pretty awful site. Shutterbug's done a lot better job with their site, and of course, the British magazines are still out there. So long, PopPhoto.

Link | Posted on Mar 7, 2017 at 17:35 UTC as 78th comment | 1 reply

For a while there, I saw this camera listed in the EXIF data for photos on some of the most heavily trafficked sites on the web. It was a real workhorse.

Link | Posted on Feb 3, 2017 at 14:59 UTC as 24th comment
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