RJB138

Joined on Jan 22, 2012

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On article Analog gems: 10 excellent, affordable film cameras (817 comments in total)
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Toselli: My suggestion would be a rollei 35, the only thing is that you have to live with the quirkiness of zinc/air cells: if you let them on the camera they work really well at the beginning, but they lower the voltage after a couple of months when they start to wear out all the oxygen that was inside the battery chamber. The solution is taking it out for a couple of hours to restore its original voltage, and putting back in before starting to shoot again, but unluckily in this way it's impossible to do it if you have an unfinished roll inside (the battery chamber is under the roll, inside the roll housing...). Anyway that camera is a beast, really sharp even at f/2.8 (if you get the focus right, no aid, focus scale only), and best of all fully manual aperture and shutter speed like an SLR!

I still have my Rollei 35 w/ Tessar f/3.5 lens (Singapore). The PX13 batteries were difficult to find, so solved that by replacing it with a C.R.I.S. mercury adapter which uses the cheaper, more available silver oxide 386 battery.

Link | Posted on May 20, 2017 at 12:55 UTC
On article Analog gems: 10 excellent, affordable film cameras (817 comments in total)

Nikon FM series. Simple, well-built, manual cameras. I have an FM and an FM2n. Took photos with the FM for 27 years. Both still work just fine.

Link | Posted on May 20, 2017 at 12:52 UTC as 367th comment
On article Nikon reshuffles management structure (248 comments in total)

Nikon's new motto:

“WE HAVE MET THE ENEMY AND HE IS US.” Pogo

Link | Posted on May 19, 2017 at 20:41 UTC as 61st comment
On article Throwback Thursday: Olympus C-8080 Wide Zoom (100 comments in total)

Bought my C-8080 in November 2005 - USD$685 (that probably includes extra battery. First step from a "brick" digital camera (Canon s45). Loved the 2/3 sensor, great jpegs, raw was very, very slow IIRCC. Still have the camera. Really should find a good home for it. Went from that to a Nikon D90 in 2010.

Link | Posted on May 18, 2017 at 17:54 UTC as 43rd comment
On photo King of the Swamp in the Swamp Thing challenge (2 comments in total)
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T bird: Really great gater shot!

Thanks!

Link | Posted on Jan 16, 2017 at 14:33 UTC
On challenge Pocket-Sized P&S Cameras in Nature Photography (4 comments in total)

Are phone cameras considered eligible? What about (coat) pocket-sized fixed lens cameras like LX-7 or even LX-100 - are they eligible?

Link | Posted on Dec 30, 2016 at 00:49 UTC as 2nd comment | 1 reply
On photo St. George Island Cardinal in the A Red Subject. Crop the photo to a Square format. challenge (2 comments in total)
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thejohnnerparty: That's good!

Thank you. I think I took it sitting in our VW camper at the campsite; he just landed nearby and my camera was handy.

Link | Posted on Apr 5, 2016 at 20:22 UTC
On article UPDATED: Sony a6300 real-world samples (352 comments in total)

$1148 for body + 16-50mm kit lens??? Add $350 for 55-210 = almost $1500!. Glad I am not an early adopter.

I bought the a6000 with 16-50mm lens + 55-210mm in early December - $700! That also included extra Sony battery, Sony charger, Sony screen protector and $50 gift card, worth about $180. Money saved helps pay for trips to actually use the camera and take photos.

Link | Posted on Mar 2, 2016 at 02:42 UTC as 78th comment | 5 replies
On photo Spirit in the Aircraft close-up challenge (4 comments in total)
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dmanthree: This was my favorite of the challenge. Nicely done.

One of these days, I will get out to Smithsonian collection at Dulles. Congrats on winning "Pick your challenge" - one of Frank's buildings.

Link | Posted on Jan 29, 2016 at 18:30 UTC
On photo Spirit in the Aircraft close-up challenge (4 comments in total)
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dmanthree: This was my favorite of the challenge. Nicely done.

Thank you. If you have not been there, Air and Space Museum is a wonderful place to shoot. I was lucky with the light on this shot.

Link | Posted on Jan 29, 2016 at 17:11 UTC
On photo Nā Pali in the Landscape Photos in a Vertical Format challenge (2 comments in total)
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lynmay: Wow! Magnificent Capture!

Really does help image quality to fly with the doors off!

Link | Posted on Jan 21, 2016 at 17:28 UTC
On photo Sacra di San Michele in the Old buildings in B/W only challenge (1 comment in total)

Please note this is NOT B&W per challenge rules.

Link | Posted on Jan 17, 2016 at 15:16 UTC as 1st comment
On challenge Defining usable space: Ceilings (5 comments in total)
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RJB138: Question: Your rule "Nothing that identifies the photographer or the equipment used"
I assume you mean nothing in the actual image. When one uploads a photo to a challenge, it will include the EXIF data and SOME of that data is visible when you click on a photo - lens focal length, shutter speed, aperture, ISO, etc. If I download the photo ALL the EXIF data (and possibly the photographers name) is visible.

Is that acceptable?

Thank you for that clarification.

Link | Posted on Jan 10, 2016 at 19:43 UTC
On challenge Defining usable space: Ceilings (5 comments in total)

Question: Your rule "Nothing that identifies the photographer or the equipment used"
I assume you mean nothing in the actual image. When one uploads a photo to a challenge, it will include the EXIF data and SOME of that data is visible when you click on a photo - lens focal length, shutter speed, aperture, ISO, etc. If I download the photo ALL the EXIF data (and possibly the photographers name) is visible.

Is that acceptable?

Link | Posted on Jan 9, 2016 at 16:59 UTC as 2nd comment | 2 replies
On ChallengeEntry:10519 (4 comments in total)

I notified DPR about this guy - with the Lamb challenge and they did get back to me, saying they were on it, but now I see this one. Just emailed them again.

Posted on Jan 7, 2016 at 23:19 UTC as 1st comment
On ChallengeEntry:10781 (12 comments in total)

Isn't there a DPR Admin - not just the host - to monitor the Challenges, especially when the host has seemingly disappeared?

Posted on Jan 5, 2016 at 14:49 UTC as 1st comment
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ObelixCMM: There is nothing compact about Lumix FZ1000
Sony RX10II is smaller and it's missing from this list

Agree with Revenant. I just bought a Sony a6000 with the kit lens + 55-210 - With just the kit lens it now goes for $550 - less than 7 out of 10 of these cameras and similar in size to many on this list and with an APS-C Sensor. Yes, not as small as the Sony RX100, but fits in my coat pocket just fine.

Link | Posted on Dec 20, 2015 at 15:32 UTC
On article PIX 2015: Tim Grey and reframing your story (16 comments in total)

Nice presentation. Well organized, very relaxed speaking. Do I like each and every one of his images. No, but I don't think that is the point. I got the most out of this by (1) listening to what he is saying (2) not by focusing so much on his images, but (3) thinking of my own images in my mind and how they could have been better. Now I go back into my catalog and look at my images with a different eye. Now I go back out with my camera, and try to remember what he said, not what he showed.

Link | Posted on Nov 21, 2015 at 23:35 UTC as 2nd comment
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J A C S: There is JPEG compression banding on #1.

Maybe, but not necessarily - I have seem that type of striation in fog banks before (in person and in images of it). Fog is not uniform in its density and early/late light can accentuate that.

Link | Posted on Nov 14, 2015 at 20:37 UTC
On challenge Landscape with a road (6 comments in total)

Quick Clarification Please:

"one single road"? So is a road with one width of pavement, i.e. a "two lane" road with stripe down the middle acceptable?

Link | Posted on Jul 21, 2015 at 17:34 UTC as 5th comment | 1 reply
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