Derek Dean

Derek Dean

Lives in United States Monterey, CA, United States
Joined on Jul 14, 2003


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Ah yes, the never ending quest for finding the best ratio of light weight to high IQ.

A very nice article accompanied by some great photos. Thanks for weighing in (pun intended) with your personal experience related to this always interesting topic.

Link | Posted on Aug 12, 2017 at 19:39 UTC as 81st comment | 2 replies

Quite excellent. I always enjoying seeing photographers set challenges for themselves, and then how they managed to meet them. Congratulations.

Link | Posted on Aug 6, 2017 at 20:43 UTC as 59th comment | 1 reply
On photo The sunset parade in the Safari animals challenge (3 comments in total)

Beautiful image. Congratulations!

Link | Posted on Aug 3, 2017 at 20:48 UTC as 1st comment

Great news for those that still shoot film.

Link | Posted on Jul 31, 2017 at 20:23 UTC as 10th comment

Brilliant presentation.

Link | Posted on Jul 27, 2017 at 07:59 UTC as 11th comment

I've been a mac user since 1982. Personally, I found Mr. Ortiz's video to be thoughtful and well balanced.

I don't use a notebook, only a home computer, so I haven't had to face that decision yet, but it seemed to me that the points made were quite valid, and actually got me to thinking.

My one observation about the video was that I felt the jump cuts were a bit harsh, and distracted from an otherwise nice video.

And finally, you really do have to be a somewhat secure individual to put yourself out there with a video like this. Thanks for taking the time to produce and post this thought provoking piece : )

Link | Posted on Jul 18, 2017 at 07:04 UTC as 188th comment
On photo Royal Albert Hall in the Fisheye lens challenge (19 comments in total)

Man, that's not an easy shot to get right, but you sure did. Fantastic! Congratulations.

Link | Posted on Jul 10, 2017 at 07:16 UTC as 7th comment | 1 reply
On photo San Francisco Framed by Bay Bridge in the City Lighting challenge (11 comments in total)

Stunning image. Congratulations!

Link | Posted on Jul 8, 2017 at 04:21 UTC as 5th comment | 1 reply
On photo Mist & Me in the Smoke on the Water.... challenge (25 comments in total)

Wow. Sometimes it all just works, and what a magical feeling that is. Congratulations and well done!

Link | Posted on Jul 6, 2017 at 09:20 UTC as 10th comment
In reply to:

JacobSR: For me, it's just not fun to take photos with the smart phone. If you love photography It's much more enjoyable to use a real camera.

Fair enough, Jacob. I do understand how the feeling of the camera in your hands can have an impact on the experience, and that maybe a phone camera just doesn't do it for you.

I guess it becomes even more understandable when you realize we're on a gear oriented forum, and I'll admit, I do find it helps to feel that connection with my gear, which then frees me to get deeper into the actual taking of the photos.

Link | Posted on Jul 1, 2017 at 09:24 UTC
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JacobSR: For me, it's just not fun to take photos with the smart phone. If you love photography It's much more enjoyable to use a real camera.

I do understand your sentiment, but honestly, even a pinhole camera made from an old oatmeal box is a "real" camera.

As with most things, it's more a matter of the person behind the camera than it is the camera itself, and while I enjoy using my "real" camera gear, I've had a lot of fun taking photos with my iPhone too, which is exactly what this article and video are pointing out, that with proper care, time, and some extra gear, spectacular results can be had from a consumer level smart phone.

Link | Posted on Jun 30, 2017 at 19:57 UTC
On article Panasonic Leica DG Summilux 15mm F1.7 sample gallery (180 comments in total)

A great set of photos showing off a brilliant lens. Nicely done.

Link | Posted on Jun 24, 2017 at 05:25 UTC as 14th comment

Brilliant use of the technology. Exciting and fun to watch. Thanks!~

Link | Posted on Jun 19, 2017 at 22:50 UTC as 36th comment
On article Throwback Thursday: The Canon PowerShot G3 (95 comments in total)

Yep, my first digital camera, and although it's optical viewfinder was a joke, and it's rear view screen tiny, it had a very sharp lens and took wonderful photos for many years, and believe it or not, those image got blown up to 13x19 and looked great.

Unfortunately, that was before I knew anything about RAW (or had a computer capable of dealing with it), so everything was .jpg, but still, I have extremely fond memories of that sweet little camera.

Link | Posted on Jun 9, 2017 at 05:41 UTC as 21st comment
On article Shiftcam for iPhone 7 Plus review (57 comments in total)

I really appreciate DPR posting this review. I was hoping you'd do this before the deadline of the kickstarter campaign.

I've found myself more and more often going out for my daily walk with nothing but my keys and cell phone, and this little contraption seems like it would give me added flexibility, with very little in the way of added weight, bulk, or cost.

When I go out on a dedicated "shoot", I'll still take my system camera, but for casual walk around, friendly get togethers, etc, I find my 7+ much more enjoyable to carry and use, and this little add on accessory seems to be just the ticket to increase it's range of shooting options.

Is it perfect? Apparently not, but the asking prices seems reasonable, and if indeed they can produce and ship it within the next month or so, I think it makes since to give it a go.

Link | Posted on Jun 7, 2017 at 19:42 UTC as 14th comment

Fun stuff.

Link | Posted on Jun 5, 2017 at 20:25 UTC as 9th comment
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mosc: Great, now make a 24mm equiv.

Keep 'em coming : )

Link | Posted on Jun 5, 2017 at 20:17 UTC

Very funny. Thanks for posting it.

Link | Posted on Jun 1, 2017 at 06:26 UTC as 78th comment

Wow, Nicola Perscheid's, 'Grand Canal, Venice', is stunning. What a wonderful gift it is to now have this tremendous archive available on-line.

Thank you Photoconsortium.

Link | Posted on May 30, 2017 at 20:11 UTC as 4th comment | 2 replies
On photo Thunderheads With Egret in the Wings challenge (33 comments in total)

Wow, a real stunner, and worthy of first place. Well done!

Link | Posted on Apr 28, 2017 at 05:01 UTC as 20th comment
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