larrytusaz

Lives in United States Tucson, United States
Works as a Database Design
Has a website at http://bit.ly/1DT7VSN
Joined on Aug 20, 2005
About me:

Equipment:
Sony NEX-6
16-50PZ
50mm 1.8 OSS

Nikon 1 J1, 10-30VR

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Angrymagpie: Tough crowd

Good thing I say. Standards are a good thing. Reminds me of that clip in Doc Hollywood where Michael J Fox said "this is going to require real medicine, some things you can't fix with Coca Cola and Bisquick." Exactly.

Link | Posted on Aug 30, 2017 at 10:46 UTC
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newe: This type of story never would have made it out under Phil Askey's watch. Getting wackier every week dpreview...wackier and wackier.

It's true what they say there's no accounting for good taste. Give me "serious" any day and tell the iDummies to get an education on taste or get the efff out of here.

Link | Posted on Aug 30, 2017 at 10:40 UTC
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abudiman: Great article, appalling comments. As usual in DPR universe. We used to have positive & encouraging discussions here, but no more. People will pick every detail that don't suit their taste and blow it out of proportion. Now they resort to "my ... (wife, toddler, gf, dog) can shoot better than that."

Maybe if the "photographer" had used a real tool as opposed to a bunch of toys people would have more respect for the experiment.

Link | Posted on Aug 30, 2017 at 10:35 UTC

Gee, maybe we should ask LeBron James to play an NBA game on a court with broken pavement and with $10 shoes from Payless. Let's ask a world renowned golf player to participate in the Masters using broomsticks.

Who was the outfit that made this ludicrous suggestion, iStupid? I'll stick with my Nikon D3300 and 50mm, thank you very much.

Link | Posted on Aug 30, 2017 at 10:31 UTC as 22nd comment | 9 replies
On article Throwback Thursday: the Nikon D700 (113 comments in total)

It's hard to believe that I just got a Nikon D3300 for $200 with the 18-55mm kit and it has twice the megapixels of this thing, and I would imagine is not far behind it with ISO 1600-3200 files either. Progress is so grand. (Yes I realize megapixels aren't everything and that the BODY and ergonomics on this thing are far superior.) Five years ago at a park where "gear heads" gathered I saw someone with one of these and they let me handle it and even take a few shots and it was such a joy to behold.

Link | Posted on Aug 24, 2017 at 21:20 UTC as 22nd comment | 2 replies
On article How to buy used gear (and not get burned) (143 comments in total)

Fred Miranda is a really good site for buying/selling second-hand. Besides good prices it also helps out people who live in the boonies vs in a large city. I got my 1st DSLR there, Nov 2004 got the Digital Rebel/300D kit for $565 at a time when they were going for $800-900 in Best Buy. Two years ago I only paid $135 for a Sony NEX-3n 16-50PZ kit.

Craigslist and Facebook Buy/Sell can do you well too, last year paid $200 for a D3100 with both lenses, this year $145 for a D3100 18-55mm kit, and $200 for a D3300 with the 18-55mm. I saw a Sony NEX-F3 kit for only $100 but didn't grab it in time.

Link | Posted on Aug 21, 2017 at 01:49 UTC as 43rd comment
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larrytusaz: A spirit level so your landscape shots aren't crooked. My favorite: the Joby JB00124, it mounts on the bottom via your tripod socket. (B&H link: http://tinyurl.com/ycpyobfn)

True, but I aim for getting the shot right in-camera vs fixing it later. Same with white balance. I also don't believe in cropping, I'm like Henri Cartier-Bresson that way. 😊

Link | Posted on Aug 19, 2017 at 13:49 UTC

A spirit level so your landscape shots aren't crooked. My favorite: the Joby JB00124, it mounts on the bottom via your tripod socket. (B&H link: http://tinyurl.com/ycpyobfn)

Link | Posted on Aug 18, 2017 at 16:17 UTC as 22nd comment | 2 replies
On article Throwback Thursday: the iPhone 4S (90 comments in total)
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TheCollector: 4S started the era when phones totally killed compact camera market with small sensors.

I take more pictures with my phone than with all my DSLRs together.

The next step for phone photography would be some kind of small telephoto (some makers have in various stages of development periscope lens designs).

That is fine if you're a snapshooter and that's all you aspire to be, which is probably what your mother was and probably 99.5% of most people's parents for that matter, and something is better than nothing absolutely.

HOWEVER, if you are someone who aspires to exceptional abilities and thus you're a hobbyist or such, then yes you step up your game. You learn some basics and you lug around something capable of better. If a Polaroid or a fruit photo is good enough for a snapshooter, fine, but good enough for a hobbyist--not even close.

Link | Posted on Aug 15, 2017 at 18:22 UTC

Oh please. More of this ridiculous hyperbole. What next, is Spaghettios going to kill Italian Restaurants?

Link | Posted on Aug 15, 2017 at 04:08 UTC as 106th comment

I think a bunch of photographers should make sure they have their lawyer's number at the ready and descend on the place and take photographs ANYWAY and then when it hits the sand have their lawyers make the officials' lives miserable.

Link | Posted on Aug 10, 2017 at 22:06 UTC as 4th comment

This silly "lo-fi" fad strikes again.

Link | Posted on Aug 10, 2017 at 21:55 UTC as 25th comment | 1 reply
On article Throwback Thursday: the iPhone 4S (90 comments in total)
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TheCollector: 4S started the era when phones totally killed compact camera market with small sensors.

I take more pictures with my phone than with all my DSLRs together.

The next step for phone photography would be some kind of small telephoto (some makers have in various stages of development periscope lens designs).

For me, and people with TASTE, image quality is major, certainly way more important than how easily you can share it. You'll be looking at that photo years later and you'll appreciate the better quality of the precious moment.

Link | Posted on Aug 10, 2017 at 16:26 UTC
On article Throwback Thursday: the iPhone 4S (90 comments in total)

"For better or for worse, photography has been democratized and commoditized," definitely for the worse. People's tastes have sure gotten awful too, thinking everything needs a "filter" vs having accurate colors and all the train tracks poses. Don't ever share your great quality landscapes on social media, they'll get no likes and that orange-cast blurry shot of someone's kid with a tree growing out of their head will get 79 likes. Do it for yourself only, the rest of the world just doesn't have taste.

Link | Posted on Aug 10, 2017 at 16:23 UTC as 22nd comment | 1 reply
On article Canon EOS 6D Mark II Review (1104 comments in total)

I can't really complain since this site is free, but I miss the detailed reviews where it even shows you what the viewfinder's view is like, the menu structure etc.

Link | Posted on Aug 9, 2017 at 01:42 UTC as 133rd comment | 2 replies

What I don't care for is when serious cameras are crippled or simplified so that soccer moms can feel more comfortable with them. SLRs etc even entry level ones are for people who understand what f-stops and ISO etc are, they shouldn't have features removed just because a soccer mom type doesn't "get" them. I understand body durability and features like wireless flash but adding live view or YouTube mode to an SLR NOT because pros want it but so that soccer moms can be persuaded, no.

And, marketing driven or not, the D7500 removing the extra card slot was just dumb. Why downgrade? Sony made that same goof up with the A6000 not having the electronic level of its predecessor the NEX-6. At least they rectified in its follow up the A6300.

Link | Posted on Aug 6, 2017 at 19:08 UTC as 94th comment | 8 replies

I prefer Prego spaghetti sauce to Ragu, but I'm not stupid enough to think that Italian restaurants have anything to worry about.

Link | Posted on Aug 1, 2017 at 00:21 UTC as 46th comment

The reason this upsets people? It's because it imposes inconveniences on traveling and no one's going to care for that, it's easy to understand. "Safety will be comprised," figure out how to make it convenient AND safe, BOTH. People shouldn't have to choose.

Link | Posted on Jul 27, 2017 at 14:27 UTC as 39th comment
On article Confirmed: Bowens is going out of business (46 comments in total)

Anymore I sound like that old man shouting at the clouds or whatever, but I see this is a result of one of the main trends I strongly dislike--the almost total extinction, at least in my area, of ANY sense of studio shooting. EVERYONE and I mean EVERYONE wants "natural light," and that's insane. It gets up to the high 90s here this time of the year with probably 60-70% humidity and the sun blares down harshly. Why wouldn't you want a studio in that situation? Same goes for winter when it's in the 40s and the wind is blowing.

It's one thing if a photographer is not "established" and can't afford a studio and they're getting by, but anymore EVERYONE does the "natural light" thing almost exclusively. It's silly to me. If studio shots are so "boring," where was that point of view for the past 100 years or so?

Link | Posted on Jul 21, 2017 at 15:24 UTC as 9th comment | 2 replies
On article Fujifilm X-A3 Review (238 comments in total)

How long has the Sony A6000 been in production, 3 years? Yet still it's a great camera even by modern standards. I got one 2 years ago for like $440 with the 16-50PZ--that would be a pretty good price then it was a REALLY good price at that time. I still look around but it seems especially for the money it can't be beat.

Link | Posted on Jul 13, 2017 at 07:45 UTC as 34th comment | 7 replies
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