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Fujifilm X-H1 w/18-55 f2.8-f4.0
Nikon bodies: D750, D700, D500, D300s & D5100
Nikkor 70-200 f2.8 VRIIs
Tamron SP 150-600mm F5-6.3 Di VC USD G2
Tamron SP 24-70mm F/2.8 Di VC USD
Tamron 28-75mm f/2.8 XR Di
Nikkor 85 f1.8D
Nikkor 16-35 f4 VRII
Nikkor 35 f2D
Nikon 35 f1.8G DX
Nikkor 50 f1.8D
Sgma 150 2.8 Macro OS
Nikkor 300 F4D AF-S + 1.7 TC
Nikkor 18-200 f3.5 - 5.6G VR (DX)
Nikkor 18-55 f3.5 - 5.6G VR (DX)
SB 700 Speedlight Flash (3)
SB 600 Speedlight Flash
GITZO 3530LS tripod with RRS BH-55 + LR
Jobu Jr. 2 Gimbal head
Manfredo 190xdb tripod
Manfroto 680B monopod
Lightroom CC 2015
Photoshop CC 2015


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quintana: I wish Fuji made more APS-C cameras with Bayer pattern...

The X-Trans Pattern is on the market for a couple of years now and still many RAW converters struggle with it.

Honestly, I looked hard at both of these images uploaded by eno2 and they appear to be exact copies, virtually indistinguishable from each other. I'm probably not looking in the correct areas to notice a difference - could someone point out where these highfreq details are missing in the X-Trans?

Link | Posted on May 19, 2018 at 13:56 UTC
On article Review: Nikon D7500, speed and capability (526 comments in total)
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NikonMan09: This review of the D7500 had one error in that it was stated there is no face detection adjustment for viewfinder autofocus (AF). Not true. Custom Function b4: Matrix Metering has a Face detection on setting " to enable face detection when shooting portraits with matrix metering during viewfinder photography." In my opinion, the 2000 pt. light meters of the D7100 and D7200 lessened the AF accuracy of these cameras for candid photography. The pro photographer at my work shoots a D810, which has only a 92,000 pixel light meter versus the 180,000 pixel light meters of the D500/D5/and D7500, and I have found the D810, which has an equivalent face detection custom function for the matrix metering, to be very accurate at nailing focus of faces. If introducing the 180K pixel meter in the D7500 and the face detect b.4 option brings the potential AF accuracy in candid photography to at least D810 levels, this would be a huge and most worthwhile improvement!

Actually, Custom Function b4 is not a focus function - it's a metering function. When you have your camera set to Matrix Metering and B4 is set to "Face Detection On", the camera will meter off of skin tones in faces. Nothing to do with AF. The review in this regard was correct.

Link | Posted on Jul 6, 2017 at 17:56 UTC
On article Evolution of an image (123 comments in total)

Absolutely wonderful account of how truly magnificent photo's don't jus "happen" - they are the end result of hours and hours of work, preperation and perserverance, as this article amply demonstrates. BRAVO!!!!

Link | Posted on Aug 9, 2012 at 17:36 UTC as 63rd comment
On article Challenge of Challenges 2011 Winner announced (110 comments in total)
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KimTeo: An unrealistic picture.

If water is just dripping off the fish, it would have been a split second from getting it off the water, and yet the bird is just sitting there.

If the droplet is that large, it will have to be a very viscous liquid, like treacle. For it to be water, the drop would have to be very much smaller.

Elroyie - please please PLEASE just ignore KimTeo. He makes ZERO sense. You know the truth, and that's all that matters!

Link | Posted on Jan 4, 2012 at 22:06 UTC
On article Challenge of Challenges 2011 Winner announced (110 comments in total)

BEAUTIFUL shot elroyie!!! You nailed it - bravo!

Link | Posted on Jan 4, 2012 at 01:39 UTC as 57th comment

It's funny, when I first saw the tittle of this article and barely glanced at the photo, I just assumed it was a Hopper-esque tribute shot, set up to emulate Hopper's famous diner painting. Once I read the actual article I see now that is not the case . . . but still, it doesn't suprise me that people are reminded of that painting upon viewing your photo.
Wonderful description of how you came upon this shot and the thought process that went into making it. I like the shot alot - there's an almost melancholy feeling it evokes for me.

Link | Posted on Oct 10, 2011 at 19:38 UTC as 49th comment
On article Seascape photography (43 comments in total)

Great job Josie! It's tough writing for a broad audience - you can't assume everyone's familiar with RAW files or how aperature affects DOF - and I think you struck a nice balance here.

Suggestion for a future article - FILTERS! That's a mind-boggling area, given the huge breadth and diversity of options/systems out there. Just a thought . . .

Link | Posted on Sep 23, 2011 at 13:07 UTC as 11th comment | 1 reply
On article What we want in a macro shot – Background (69 comments in total)

THe timing of these articles on macro couldn't be better for me - I JUST picked up the latest Sigma 150 2.8 (it has OS, but that's pretty useless for macro - but a nice add on for portraits) and I'm thinking of getting a focusing rail. I'll wait till I read Erez' upcoming article on equipment before making a decision.

Great job Erez!

Link | Posted on Sep 18, 2011 at 15:57 UTC as 19th comment
On article Photographer profiles - Jody Kingzett (20 comments in total)

Nice, conicise, enjoyable read! Interesting how Jody got his "break" and made the most of it! I think hearing from a "regular" pro like this can be very encouraging to those looking to break into the field full time. Great job!

Link | Posted on Sep 16, 2011 at 15:44 UTC as 9th comment
On article Photo Tip: Five for Five (111 comments in total)

Wonderfully practical exercise to get you to SLOW DOWN when photographing a static scene. It's something I've been guilty of time and again - I come across a subject (a building or a bridge or what have you), I frame the photo and I press the shutter, then move on. I rationalize this behavior in lots of ways (I've got a LOT of territory to cover today, can't spend too much time in any one place, the folks I'm with will get annoyed, bla bla bla), but the bottom line for me is that I need to build more discipline into my photography routine. The exercise this article suggests is a great place to start.

Link | Posted on Sep 13, 2011 at 22:30 UTC as 7th comment
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