Lives in United States Eugene, OR, United States
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Joined on Jul 14, 2009
About me:

Analog to digital and quite in tune with it.
Nikon F to D70 to D200 to D300. I still have a Nikon N80 and Cosina built Voigtlander R2A for film and a Chinese built 4'x5' view camera.


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I read somewhere on the internet that it is against the law to photograph bridges in New York City. Some photographers in Great Britain started wearing t-shirts that said, "I'm a photographer, not a terrorist." Maybe we should all wear one when we camera up. Lot of Homeland Security paranoia going around.

Link | Posted on Sep 2, 2017 at 21:09 UTC as 15th comment | 7 replies
On article Ricoh GR comparative review (47 comments in total)

I bought this camera some time ago when a newer model was forthcoming and the price of this model dropped. When it arrived, I played with it a little and shot some fairly nice (at least I thought so) photos. I had a hard time getting up to speed with the menu system, so started leaving it home more and more. Lately, though, I have rediscovered it. The 28mm equivalent focal length is more to my liking than the classic Leica "35". And the GR is very pocketable. Not as intimidating to people. And it just looks like a point-and-shoot attached to an amateur. Eric Kim did an excellent review along with some great sample photos. Any one of the GR cameras would be a good choice.

Link | Posted on Feb 26, 2017 at 20:16 UTC as 2nd comment
On article Hungarian law bans photos taken without consent (321 comments in total)

Knee-jerk reactionary outcome from a "we-didn't-think-it-through" thought process. Clearly, all that is needed is to require all published media have signed model releases for all photographers submitted photos. Something every other country in the free world does already. Oh. I forgot. Hungary is one those Soviet Bloc satellite states.

Link | Posted on Mar 19, 2014 at 00:21 UTC as 69th comment | 1 reply
On article 5 Reasons why I haven't used my DSLR for months (593 comments in total)

I love my Nikon D600 and the various lenses. But my walk around camera is my Fuji X-Pro1 with the 18mm f/2. Lightweight and unobtrusive. I looked at that Nikon recently and thought to myself how much better it would look sitting on a tripod instead of my shoulder.

Link | Posted on Jul 31, 2013 at 18:00 UTC as 298th comment | 3 replies

Obviously, the whole firmware update was cancelled. I waited to update until 3.01 came out and my camera wouldn't recognize it, saying my 2.05 version was up to date. Frustrating and a complete waste of time. What was Fuji thinking?

Link | Posted on Jul 29, 2013 at 21:23 UTC as 11th comment

As long as he is taking pictures of a anyone on a public right of way, there is no reasonable expectation of privacy, from a legal viewpoint. I like street photography and environmental portraiture. This style is just way to in your face for me. Much better to talk to people and get there permission. Otherwise, they think you are spying on them.

Link | Posted on Apr 11, 2013 at 20:59 UTC as 80th comment

I love photography and my cameras. But, at some point I would have been using my high dollar Nikon as a brick upside that punks head. No way would I busy myself shooting pictures while some macho punk is beating on a woman. If anybody wants to volunteer info that that girl "disrespected" him and asked for a beating, then he/she needs counseling.

Link | Posted on Mar 1, 2013 at 23:10 UTC as 92nd comment | 3 replies
On article Complete our survey for the chance to win an iPad 2 (117 comments in total)

Okay, my survey is done. Now I'm waiting for my iPAD.

Link | Posted on Nov 23, 2011 at 01:44 UTC as 39th comment
On article Samyang announces 24mm f/1.4 ED AS UMC lens (73 comments in total)

Looking at the picture of the lens, I see an analog depth of field scale normally used on the old film camera manual focus lenses. Is this lens auto-focus or manual?

Link | Posted on Aug 15, 2011 at 02:05 UTC as 22nd comment | 3 replies
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