Jason Butler

Lives in United States Springdale, (Zion National Park), UT, United States
Works as a Photographer/Producer
Has a website at http://www.argoshots.com
Joined on Apr 26, 2001
About me:

Nikon D700
Fuji S3 Pro
Fuji S2 Pro
Panasonic LX3
Gigapan Epic
Graflex 4x5
Nikon D50
Nikon D1x (retired)
Nikon D1 (retired)
Nikon 990 (Retired)
Nikon N90s (w/MB10&MF26)
Nikon 8008
Nikon Pronea 6i (APS-SLR)
Mamiya ZE
Mamiya ZM
Minolta Scan Dual III


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On article Leica M9 comparison shots added to dpreview database (147 comments in total)

"The shots, actually taken with an M9-P, should not be seen as a signal of a full review of the camera..."

Why not? You obviously have one in the studio. Many of us would love to see a full DPReview of the M9...

Link | Posted on Oct 12, 2011 at 05:04 UTC as 38th comment | 3 replies
On article Studio in the Wild (24 comments in total)
In reply to:

Desert Cruiser: Sorry I should have included this in the first post. Link to an example


That's not noise or hot-pixels. It is the actual background, complete with texture & dust. This is what happens when the background is WAY too close to the subject.

Link | Posted on Sep 15, 2011 at 22:10 UTC
In reply to:

walter marshall: I went on a photography course years ago and the guy who was running it said to confirm our pictures worked was to hold them upside and look at them in a mirror, of course that would be the same as looking at a large format ground glass screen, I had forgotten all about it till I read this article.


In McGilchrist's SELF-PUBLISHED (read NOT peer-reviewed) book, he uses the left/right brain concept as a metaphor. He then uses that metaphor to examine the socio-political history of Western thought. The book is more a study in philosophy than neuroscience.

Link | Posted on Sep 10, 2011 at 07:52 UTC

Hooey! This left brain - right brain nonsense has been dis-proven and only serves as fodder for self-help tracts. The idea of distinct functions between brain hemispheres stems from 40 year-old research that has been superseded many times since then. (Note how the author cites an art book from 1979.)

Just as star signs belong to astrology, not astronomy, split-brain theories belong to phrenology, not neuroscience or psychology.


Link | Posted on Sep 9, 2011 at 18:14 UTC as 50th comment | 3 replies

"The telephoto zoom carries the company's 'Lumix X' branding that it will be using to denote premium quality lenses."

Really? An f/4-5.6 variable aperture lens hardly seems like "premium quality" to me. Slow & needs to be used @ high-ISOs for decent speeds and on m4/3 that = NOISE. OIS is useless for subject movement. A constant 2.8 or even an f2.8-4 would be better.

Link | Posted on Aug 27, 2011 at 00:56 UTC as 6th comment | 3 replies
In reply to:

sirlukas: Any information on price guys?

The 77mm is $443.99 from B&H:
I can buy a decent used Nikon prime for that much.

Link | Posted on Aug 14, 2011 at 18:38 UTC
On article Leica M9 Hands-on preview (21 comments in total)

2 years later and still no proper REVIEW. I've noticed a trend here at DPreview lately: lots of PREVIEWS but few REVIEWS. Lazy.

Link | Posted on Aug 7, 2011 at 20:44 UTC as 11th comment
On photo Poseur! in the The Songs OF Life: Living On The Edge challenge (2 comments in total)

While I can admire the color and composition of this image, the activity it glorifies is definitely UNcool. Climbing or even going under arches or certain natural bridges is considered disrespectful of the Native Americans in the region; particularly the Navajo. In addition both Arches and Canyonlands National Parks have banned the climbing of any named arch in either park. I have photographed Mesa Arch at sunrise myself and I think it is a glorious location. We should show it the respect it deserves!


Link | Posted on Jun 21, 2011 at 00:54 UTC as 1st comment | 1 reply
On photo Okama in the Lake Powell challenge (1 comment in total)

This challenge was "Lake Powell, Show your views of Lake Powell located in Arizona and Utah." This image is of a lake in JAPAN. Why it was not excluded from the challenge, I don't know.

Link | Posted on Jul 26, 2010 at 19:55 UTC as 1st comment
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