Jim222

Lives in United States VT, United States
Works as a IT Project Manager
Joined on Aug 18, 2006

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On article Are mechanical film cameras better than electronic? (376 comments in total)

Pentax Spotmatic
Mechanical silk
I love to hear your shutter run...

Seriously, I have been using Canon DSLRs since the original Rebel, but I keep my old Canon F1 on my bedroom bureau. Every now and then I pick it up and fire off a one or two second exposure just to hear that sweet gear train and shutter. I might even fire off several mock exposures to feel the precision of the shutter release. Squeezing the shutter button down until it is just a hair from releasing and then the tiniest bit more for the softest shake free release.

Link | Posted on Jun 19, 2020 at 14:57 UTC as 11th comment | 1 reply
On a photo in the Kamlan 50mm F1.1 II sample gallery sample gallery (1 comment in total)

You have a good eye for finding subjects of interest in a narrow focal region. The lens looks like a great tool in the right hands. Thanks for posting

Link | Posted on Jun 10, 2019 at 16:08 UTC as 1st comment
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sop51: I'll always remember poring over the dozens and dozens of pages of cheesy ads in the back of the magazine, from places like Abe's of Maine, Wall Street Camera, B&H, Adorama and so many others, making wish lists of all the bodies and lenses I would buy. Of course, a magnifying glass was needed to read the tiny print, but my eyes were better back then.

Here's what I miss from the pre-digital days.
The magic in the darkroom
Equipment that was made out of solid metal - not plastic
The sweet sound of a mechanical shutter in my Canon F1
The sensual feel of a smooth old school lens focusing in my hand

Photoshop is cool, but we have lost a lot.

Link | Posted on Mar 7, 2017 at 16:42 UTC
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Steve in GA: I wonder if National Geographic will be next to stop publication of their paper magazine?

I am a National Geographic subscriber, and I get constant emails from them asking for early renewal of my subscription. And some of the renewal offers are almost ridiculously cheap. That smells like desperation to me.

Renew if you like it. Lets try to keep print alive. Who says it has to die. I have a subscription to Time magazine. Sometimes I don'r read anything in an issue, but when I do find time to read, I enjoy it. Part of the reason I subscribe is to contribute my little bit to keeping an institution alive.

Link | Posted on Mar 7, 2017 at 16:34 UTC
On article Nikon D5600 sample gallery (162 comments in total)

Solid areas of color are full of noise :( even at low isos.

Link | Posted on Feb 11, 2017 at 14:45 UTC as 10th comment
On article X-Factor: Canon's EOS-1D X Mark II examined in-depth (575 comments in total)

Here's hoping the sensor makes it into some more affordable cameras in the line. I have been stubbornly refusing to upgrade until Canon hits it with a really good new sensor; this could be it!

Link | Posted on Feb 2, 2016 at 19:08 UTC as 56th comment | 4 replies
On photo dgb-ISO-1600-IMG_0016 in dpreview review samples's photo gallery (1 comment in total)

Weird posterization around the blown highlights

Link | Posted on May 21, 2015 at 18:22 UTC as 1st comment
On a photo in the Canon Rebel T6i sample gallery sample gallery (1 comment in total)

Weird posterization around the blown highlights

Link | Posted on May 21, 2015 at 18:22 UTC as 1st comment
On article Readers' Showcase: Rodger Kingston (52 comments in total)

I will be the contrarian and say that I can't see too much to get excited about here. For the most part I find these photos very ordinary. Sorry.

Link | Posted on Apr 22, 2015 at 17:19 UTC as 6th comment | 3 replies
On a photo in the Canon EOS 7D Mark II first samples (beta) sample gallery (4 comments in total)

What's with the horrible banding on the hand of the guy facing us?

Link | Posted on Sep 17, 2014 at 18:01 UTC as 3rd comment | 1 reply
On photo 069A0541 in dpreview review samples's photo gallery (4 comments in total)

What's with the horrible banding on the hand of the guy facing us?

Link | Posted on Sep 17, 2014 at 18:01 UTC as 3rd comment | 1 reply
On article Did Amazon just patent the seamless background setup? (133 comments in total)

Just one more example of the US government for sale to the highest bidder.

Link | Posted on May 7, 2014 at 16:36 UTC as 33rd comment
On a photo in the Nikon D3300 sample images sample gallery (3 comments in total)

grainy sky for iso 100!

Link | Posted on Mar 10, 2014 at 13:49 UTC as 1st comment | 2 replies
On photo ISO100_DSC_0133-ACR in dpreview review samples's photo gallery (3 comments in total)

grainy sky for iso 100!

Link | Posted on Mar 10, 2014 at 13:49 UTC as 1st comment | 2 replies
On article Photoshop CC: Adobe responds to reaction (1824 comments in total)

Speaking of updates - most software matures in five years or so and then the updates are for the vendor's good so that they have some reason to try to sell you more. Look at Microsoft, they have been selling the same word processor for many years, but each year they "improve" the interface - causing us to have to hunt for the new location of functionality we used to know how to find and use.

I think Adobe's move is not to "improve" their software - it is because there is not much left to improve. They are running out of ways to actually improve the software so now they come up with ransom mode.

Link | Posted on May 8, 2013 at 14:07 UTC as 453rd comment | 2 replies
On article Photoshop CC: Adobe responds to reaction (1824 comments in total)

The cost is way too much for enthusiast photographers, it's probably too much for someone struggling to get a part time photography business going. I think a competitor will fill the gap with the right software at the right price.

I work in Higher Ed IT and we are re-thinking our use of Adobe software on campus - even with ed discounts our costs will be rising substantially. Adobe was way cool in the early days, not so much in the last few years.

Link | Posted on May 8, 2013 at 13:57 UTC as 458th comment

Great price break, but what do people think about the functionality. I just installed a 15 day trial and I am not sure how I would use this stuff within my normal Bridge/Camera Raw/Photoshop work flow. Isn't most of the functionality redundant with newer versions of Photoshop?

Link | Posted on Mar 25, 2013 at 23:28 UTC as 72nd comment | 1 reply

Am I correct in thinking that the Sigma USB dock would allow me to tweak and fix any focusing issues I might have with the new 30mm 1.4 and my Canon 450D?

Link | Posted on Jan 30, 2013 at 14:42 UTC as 6th comment

Five steps to the perfect landscape DSLR

1. A full frame sensor with only 18 megapixels and optimized for dynamic range.
2. A large bright viewfinder
3. Manual focus only - with the kind of beautifully silky focusing ring lenses we used to have in the SLR days.
4. Enough weight to the camera to make it less shake prone.
5. A real mechanical shutter release - you guessed it, like the old SLRs used to have so that you can trip it without shaking the camera. These electronic button releases bite in comparison.

of course if you have no experience with a quality older SLR you won't get what I am talking about.

Link | Posted on Oct 22, 2012 at 15:48 UTC as 96th comment | 1 reply
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