jeffharris

jeffharris

Lives in United States NYC, United States
Works as a Architectural Designer
Joined on Dec 28, 2007

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Jay Williams: You guys gonna start calling everything "epic" now? Most overused word of 2017 (just generally—not dpreview).

ANYTHING that kills off “awesome” is a good thing!

Link | Posted on Dec 10, 2017 at 05:12 UTC
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M Chambers: Nothing says Christmas like a franchise that should have died 30 years ago. I'm sorry, I meant 34 years ago!

The Star Wars brand was created to sell toys.

Link | Posted on Dec 10, 2017 at 05:08 UTC
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dennis tennis: The moral of the story here is that lawyers on both sides will make money and that is a good thing.

Bottom feeders still gotta eat. 😝

Link | Posted on Nov 4, 2017 at 11:01 UTC

iPad Pro.
Problem solved!

Link | Posted on Oct 26, 2017 at 12:50 UTC as 2nd comment
On article RIP Lightroom 6: Death by subscription model (1633 comments in total)
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jeffharris: Well that stinks.

I’ve been using Media Pro for kind of a pre-cataloging review, slide show application for years. Delete the real stinkers and import into Lightroom for (maybe) light editing (without generating a zillion extra files) and more archival stuff… adding Keywords, etc..

What else allows me to archive, catalogue and edit my images in one application? AND keep all my files safely stored in my desktop RAID? What happens when I’m NOT online?

I’m not so offended by the subscription model (I pay for ALL my software and software utilities, even quite a few fonts) as I am by being forced to use cloud storage. I use DropBox for sharing project files with clients, but those are COPIES, which I regularly purge.

I also use Photoshop, Illustrator and Acrobat Pro. QUANDARY!

Hey Jacques,
I guess I really don’t understand how the cloud/subscription thing works.
I was under the impression that you have to upload files to some Adobe server before you can work on them, or some variation of that?
Or is it more like you have to be online to access the tools, but you keep you files locally? Or they’re simply checking that you’re using the correct serial number and the software is activated like that? (Vectorworks CAD software works that way.)
So, what’s the difference? Or do you have a link so I can educate myself. I’m sure others could benefit from that, too!

Link | Posted on Oct 19, 2017 at 11:48 UTC
On article RIP Lightroom 6: Death by subscription model (1633 comments in total)

Well that stinks.

I’ve been using Media Pro for kind of a pre-cataloging review, slide show application for years. Delete the real stinkers and import into Lightroom for (maybe) light editing (without generating a zillion extra files) and more archival stuff… adding Keywords, etc..

What else allows me to archive, catalogue and edit my images in one application? AND keep all my files safely stored in my desktop RAID? What happens when I’m NOT online?

I’m not so offended by the subscription model (I pay for ALL my software and software utilities, even quite a few fonts) as I am by being forced to use cloud storage. I use DropBox for sharing project files with clients, but those are COPIES, which I regularly purge.

I also use Photoshop, Illustrator and Acrobat Pro. QUANDARY!

Link | Posted on Oct 19, 2017 at 11:12 UTC as 315th comment | 8 replies
On article iPhone 8 Plus sample gallery (203 comments in total)
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YiannisPP: I appreciate people being positive and saying the best camera is that with you, this is very good for a small device, etc. But I'm afraid you're missing the point of this website. This is a place for comparing technicalities and see what device is better than the other, at a technical level. Yes most modern cellphones take decent pictures for what they are and most look great on a small size. The problem is most of them cost a small fraction of this iPhone. The camera is perhaps the most important part of a cellphone nowadays (together with the obvious calling ability and I would add navigation) and this iPhone offers very poor value for money in the camera department, judging by these samples. Unless of course this isn't anymore a place for technical comparisons, but simply a vehicle for marketing (which obviously works wonders judging by the way people seem so pleased by these samples!).

It took a while to see the advantages, but when traveling, I often grab a shot with my camera, then the same with my iPhone 7. It’s easier emailing travel shots with the phone and not having to spend a bunch of time reducing 20MP images to a reasonable size.

For that, iPhone's camera is great. I’d never expect it to match or exceed the image quality of a large sensor interchangeable lens camera.

iPhone's panorama feature is lots of fun, too.

Fun is the part of the smartphone camera equation that stuffy old farts (of any age) seem unable to comprehend. 😜

Link | Posted on Oct 16, 2017 at 11:46 UTC
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Bobthearch: I actually like the look of leather trim and canvas material (except the red of course).
But for a camera bag? There are no organization pockets or dividers, and the top doesn't even seal shut.

The whole point of sticking a camera in a bag is to protect it from the elements. If dirt, dust or water can get in through a loosely fitting top flap, then that completely defeats the purpose, does't it?

Link | Posted on Oct 11, 2017 at 15:10 UTC
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composed: Small in size, big on price!

BIG on FUGLY.

Link | Posted on Oct 11, 2017 at 15:05 UTC
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Pilsenaaa: soon we will have to walk around like mutes so nobody will be offended

Soon?

Link | Posted on Aug 13, 2017 at 07:31 UTC
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Jefftan: My experience using it on GM5
1 heavy vinetting at F2
2 even bigger problem
in A mode using multi metering, image is ofter seriously underexposed (more than 1 stop) but some are metering OK (camera don't know aperture used and no way to tell camera)
Should I switch to center weighted metering? Anyone know? Thanks

Use M mode and be sure that Constant Preview is active (Custom Menu, works in M only, leave it active)
You'll see full-time, real-time exposure previews. Just adjust shutter speed for WYSIWYG . A mode operates pretty much the same way.

Link | Posted on Aug 7, 2017 at 00:21 UTC
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grock: When I flew through Berlin, about 7 years ago, I had to take out my DSLR, turn it on, and actually take a photo with it at security. I figured this was standard procedure there. Looking back, i'm starting to wonder if it was because I don't look particularly "European." Anyone else have to do this?

No, sometimes the screeners just like to mess with people.

Link | Posted on Jul 30, 2017 at 14:18 UTC
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danieladougan: Thank goodness for TSA Pre-Check.

Yes, but only if the airline you're flying supports it.

I've had to go through general lines a couple of times (at Kennedy Airport), even arguing and showing the laminated TSA card. A real PITA!

Link | Posted on Jul 30, 2017 at 14:16 UTC

Wake us when it ships…

Link | Posted on Jul 12, 2017 at 16:58 UTC as 190th comment | 1 reply
On article 'Above Bellingham' soars from bay to Mount Baker (16 comments in total)

How great!

I lived in Bellingham for a couple years way back whenever. Lots of hiking, mountaineering. Just being outdoors. Climbed Baker and Shuksan and the Twins and many others.

Unfortunately the reality of living in the Northwest means being covered by low hanging drizzle spewing clouds 80% of the year, which isn't shown much in the video.

A favorite joke was… the only culture you'll find is in your yogurt.

Still, so nice to see the mountains and forests and Puget Sound! Wow!

Link | Posted on Jul 6, 2017 at 12:09 UTC as 2nd comment
On article Analog gems: 10 excellent, affordable film cameras (819 comments in total)

Nikon FM2.

Solid and simple. For me, it was the perfect film camera.

Link | Posted on May 24, 2017 at 07:09 UTC as 60th comment
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Albert Valentino: What is missing from the sample gallery is a shot stopped down to see how it renders sunstars - and handles flare. I really would like to see a wide lens that does sunstars well. These days most manufacturers curve their aperture blades with kills the star pattern.

Check out any of the the native M4/3 Voigtländer Nokton f0.95 lenses. There's a 10.5mm that may do it for you. Also an excellent 17.5mm.

Link | Posted on Apr 22, 2017 at 11:27 UTC
On article CP+ 2017: Hands-on with new Voigtländer E-mount primes (117 comments in total)
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Carerra: Also why doesnt DXO test Voigtländer how can we see how good these lenses really are?

They fear a backlash from their Nikon and Canon masters.

Link | Posted on Feb 24, 2017 at 12:52 UTC
On article CP+ 2017: Hands-on with new Voigtländer E-mount primes (117 comments in total)
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Gregm61: The 35mm f1.4 in M mount is not all that particularly great.

I have an M mount 35mm f1.4 (adapted for M4/3) and it's a fine little lens, with lots of character. Plus, it's a great size for mirrorless cameras.

Link | Posted on Feb 24, 2017 at 12:52 UTC

I had the CoolPix 900, 950, 990 and 4500. GREAT cameras… maybe not the 900 ;-) , but the potential was there.
I gave the 950 to a friend after I updated to the 990 and he used it for quite a few years after that. Great camera.

Link | Posted on Feb 3, 2017 at 12:39 UTC as 26th comment
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