james s. kennedy

Lives in United States Seattle, WA, United States
Works as a avionics engineer retired
Joined on Feb 22, 2002
About me:

owner of fuji 6900z, s602, canon a650, nikon d70, nikon D200

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Peter Bendheim: Apple hate is so hard to understand.
When Apple brings out a new phone, Android users are out in force. Why? I imagine they bought a shiny Samsung or similar to save cash.
Now they have used it, they realise that while Apple doesn't change the world every 5 minutes, what Apple makes works, is intuitive, is a highly refined product, that is durable. Their face recognition isn't duped by a mere photo, unlike some phones.They will never admit it, but deep inside they know they made a mistake to save a few bucks. They resent everything Apple, not just the phones.
Pawn and second-hand electronic stores are full of Samsung and similar devices. Why?
Why does a phone get people so riled up that a test result must have been a bribe?
Are people so insecure about their purchase they have to defend it at all costs? Maybe worrying about the US and North Korea might be a better way of expending anxiety. Especially if you are a Samsung fan, considering they are just a pixel or two away from NK.

The Apple haters probably voted for asswipe Trump.

Link | Posted on Sep 24, 2017 at 19:22 UTC
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worldcup1982: The best phone camera still cant match a good old 1/1.7 sensor from a compact câmera.
The funniest part is to read that the nokia 808 is one of the worst phone cameras..LOL

True, but your compact camera can’t make phone calls or do email.

Link | Posted on Sep 24, 2017 at 19:19 UTC
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james s. kennedy: Based on this article, and having a Verizon plan that allowed an inexpensive upgrade, I traded in my 7+'for an 8+ this afternoon. No halloluia moments yet, but old men like me enjoy new toys. I'll give it a more complete shakedown tomorrow. Externally, it looks pretty much the same.

Upgraded for about $200.

Link | Posted on Sep 24, 2017 at 02:12 UTC
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JackM: I wish Apple wouldn't reserve their best cameras for their goddamned phablet. Who wants to carry that huge ridiculous slab around?

I like the large size because it is easier to read emails and maps.

Link | Posted on Sep 23, 2017 at 02:00 UTC
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dharmagreg: Why does any post about Apple bring out the loonies on this site. So many insecure people who feel threatened for some obscure reason when a positive review on a camera phone ( especially an Apple phone) is published.

I welcome it but I will still use Olympus EM-1 for most of my photography, and won't be loosing any sleep over phone cameras like some people seem to do here.

I am not really a nitpicker but as a former prof, loose is the opposite of tight, and lose is the opposite of find.

Link | Posted on Sep 23, 2017 at 01:57 UTC

Based on this article, and having a Verizon plan that allowed an inexpensive upgrade, I traded in my 7+'for an 8+ this afternoon. No halloluia moments yet, but old men like me enjoy new toys. I'll give it a more complete shakedown tomorrow. Externally, it looks pretty much the same.

Link | Posted on Sep 23, 2017 at 01:54 UTC as 46th comment | 3 replies

Dang it! With my iPhone 7+, I was hoping to skip a generation. Well, at age 81, I will check it out. The 7+ does have a fine camera.

Link | Posted on Sep 22, 2017 at 17:40 UTC as 92nd comment
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ZeBebito: Leica will end up following Hasselblad's route swallowed by some huge Chinese corporation or otherwise disappear.

Selling reading glasses and cell phones won't save them.

Some of my LUMIX cameras are made in China and they work and look just fine. Sadly, America is in decline. I blame greed, and stupid fundamentalist religion, and gun worship. Lincoln should let the South remain in the Dark ages.

Link | Posted on Sep 21, 2017 at 21:23 UTC
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Tomasz_Wk: Love that leica III. Best "steampunk" looking camera ever!

I have the Leica M2, 3, 4, and 6. They all are mechanically perfect, but the 2and 4 show a lot of wear, and the 3 and 6 are pristine. I also have 6 screwmounts, all totally functional. The screwmounts are attractive, but with poor ergonomic design. Squinty viewfinders, bitchy to load film, slow to wind and unwind film. But great histories! I am 81 and don't know how they will wind up. I don't think my kids want them. I am a collector with well over 100 film cameras, and my wife promises a massive garage sale with cameras going for $5 each. She has a much better photo eye than me, but doesn't know an f stop from a door stop. When she visits Europe, I load new AA lithium batteries in a Canon Powershoot and set it to auto, and she comes home with great photos.

Link | Posted on Sep 21, 2017 at 21:15 UTC
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EDWARD ARTISTE: This comment section is a total embarrassment for the field.

Inane, nonsensical, and whiny sobs go on and on about how the shots aren't so good. While they comment in their basements with potato chips on thier chest.

While I love photography, what I do not love so far is other photographers. Heads so far up thier own semi creative behinds (this extends to other art disciples as well, but..) that they cant smell the roses and give a here here for an already accomplished photog that got the chance to do his dream project.

I am six years in, and encountered nothing but resistance or ineptitude from other photogs. But I expect it at this point - artists have become the sole reason that other artists struggle to make money and go on to bigger things. Crab, meet barrel.

I will continue to do photography whether it is successful or no...but right now, photographers are their own worst enemies, and I'd rather dance with the heartless biz people than this sorry bunch. Just disgusting.

You are so correct, Edward.

Most of the critics sound like whiny pissants.

Link | Posted on Sep 18, 2017 at 15:40 UTC
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Lightpath48: What's the point of the photo of that beautiful film camera to head the article? Is that an FM? FM2? Now, those were the days!

I own over 50 Nikon film SLRs, undoubtedly one of this one, but not enough shows to tell me which one. Most were fine cameras and a pleasure to use. So we're the Canon FDs.

Link | Posted on Sep 17, 2017 at 19:46 UTC
On article Hands-on with new Fujifilm X-E3 (201 comments in total)

Couldn't all of the separate articles on the Fuji X-E3 been combined?

Link | Posted on Sep 9, 2017 at 16:25 UTC as 4th comment

I have attended Doc Edgerton tutorials.

Link | Posted on Sep 9, 2017 at 04:55 UTC as 1st comment

Hoping for X40!

Link | Posted on Sep 7, 2017 at 23:26 UTC as 2nd comment | 2 replies

If anything is left after "My Friend Irma".

You have to be really ancient to remember that old radio program.

Link | Posted on Sep 7, 2017 at 23:23 UTC as 9th comment
On article Hands-on with new Fujifilm X-E3 (201 comments in total)
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james s. kennedy: Take a look at the side-by-side comparison with the Fuji X30. Very much alike with the X30 being better in some things.

Also X30 has image stabilization plus pop-up flash. And is a lot cheaper.

Link | Posted on Sep 7, 2017 at 23:20 UTC
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james s. kennedy: Take a look at the side-by-side comparison with the Fuji X30. Very much alike with the X30 being better in some things.

X30 has tilt LCD, better battery life. Being left eyed (macular edema), I am not a fan of touch screens.

Link | Posted on Sep 7, 2017 at 23:12 UTC
On article Fujifilm X-E3 First Impressions Review (309 comments in total)
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Mateus1: "X-E3 looks like a solid X-E2 replacement"
Sorry, I do not see it, it's rather a weak replacement after X-E2 anouncement in 2013 - almost 5 years ago! We are almost in 2018 and you still get from Fuji fixed LCD (Lol!), same smalish EVF with x0.62 magnification, same small and narrow eyepiece - a true "point-and-shot" style that does not protect your eye from back/side lighting, you got ditched 5 fn buttons incliding D-pad that are important for fast and direct access to features, you got ditched nice bounced pop-up flash (who will mounting every time this tiny external flash? it's useless), and you got touched LCD as base navigation that will slow shooting. and your nose will always be changing the settings. Joystick is a very nice feature but without D-Pad's buttons it does not help that much. It's clear Fuji changed target group with X-E3 and had not listened to X-E1/2 users voice who wanted different improvements. Same was with X30 that killed nice X-20 line. X-E3 kills X-E line.

White dog, I am also a fan of the X30. I hope there will be an X40.

Link | Posted on Sep 7, 2017 at 19:30 UTC
On article Hands-on with new Fujifilm X-E3 (201 comments in total)

Take a look at the side-by-side comparison with the Fuji X30. Very much alike with the X30 being better in some things.

Link | Posted on Sep 7, 2017 at 19:21 UTC as 14th comment | 6 replies
On article Hands-on with new Fujifilm X-E3 (201 comments in total)

Looks amazingly like my Fuji X30, a camera I love.

Link | Posted on Sep 7, 2017 at 18:05 UTC as 15th comment
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