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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On article Fujifilm X100F Review (749 comments in total)

Despite being red-green color blind, I loved the photos and the colors. It is difficult to describe color blindness but caution and red lights on traffic lights are identical to me.

Link | Posted on Apr 28, 2017 at 18:53 UTC as 11th comment
On article Fujifilm X100F Review (749 comments in total)

Any significant benefits over my refurbed Fuji X3 for $250?

Link | Posted on Apr 28, 2017 at 17:55 UTC as 12th comment | 1 reply

My office was maybe 50 feet away from the UW quad where the cherry trees are. Always a welcome harbinger of Spring when the blossoms appear. I really appreciate the fact that many of the DPR staff are in Seattle. Seattle is farther north than Quebec City and scant sunlight and heavy clouds in the Winter make photography a challenge. But it's beautiful when the sun is out.

Link | Posted on Apr 22, 2017 at 23:03 UTC as 13th comment | 1 reply
On article Throwback Thursday: Fujifilm X100 (173 comments in total)

I don't have one but love my Fujis X30, XPro1, and X-S1.

Link | Posted on Apr 20, 2017 at 17:22 UTC as 2nd comment

I would go with the zs50 over the zs60 or zs70. The EVF on these cameras are only useful when the lighting makes the LCD unusable. Adding more megs to a 1/2.3 sensor is not a good idea. I own the zs100 and zs50. The zs50 does well with good ambient lighting.

Link | Posted on Apr 19, 2017 at 19:22 UTC as 9th comment | 1 reply

I have the zs100 with 25-250mm zoom with a 1" sensor and the zs50 with 24-720mm zoom with a 1/2.3" sensor. The zs100 is a fine camera and the lens in practice is sharper than the reviews would have you believe. The zs50 does a nice job in good light. I am not sure it is a good idea to raise the meg count on such a small sensor with the zs70.

Link | Posted on Apr 19, 2017 at 02:55 UTC as 22nd comment

Speaking of what's legal, where does street photography become an invasion of privacy?

Link | Posted on Apr 18, 2017 at 17:00 UTC as 16th comment | 3 replies
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ewelch: Warhol was a hack. A pretender. And now, apparently, a thief.

Gotta protect the gravy Train, eh Warhol beneficiaries?

I hope Goldsmith wins big.

I liked some of his work. Oddballs make life more interesting unless they become president. But everyone has their pet peaves. I don't like televangelists, and we put a bounty on them here in WA.

Link | Posted on Apr 18, 2017 at 16:58 UTC
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derfotograf: Warhol is dead. Prince is dead. The photographer is alive and obviously needs an additional pension.

Maybe the Spanish Government should sue Warhol as well, because he had stolen the colors from the Spanish flag?

Appears to me it will be better for a photographer to get married to a lawyer than to a person with a normal and straightforward brain.

Hm, let me see... How can I sue my wife to get rid of her to marry a lawyer to sue Andy Warhol foundation?

Three decades ago America had been the land of the free. Today it is the land of the weird lawyers ;-))

One of my sons is a prosecuting attorney in WA, so don't murder anyone.

Link | Posted on Apr 18, 2017 at 16:53 UTC
On article Nikon announces midrange D7500 DSLR (396 comments in total)

I have a D7000. My only FF is the D700 and that is good enough for me.

I am pure amateur. Should I get a D7200 or D7500 if I decide to upgrade?

Link | Posted on Apr 14, 2017 at 19:24 UTC as 6th comment | 2 replies

The Sony a6000 is a great camera with an affordable price. With low cost adapters they make nearly all of my old film lenses useful again.

I wish Nikon well. I have all of the top of the line film SLRs except the F6. Nikon and Leica have a fantastic history.

Link | Posted on Apr 14, 2017 at 19:18 UTC as 133rd comment

I have subscribed to the NYTimes for years. I am happy with the digital edition but my wife prefers the print edition, which ain't cheap. They could eliminate all the photos and I would still subscribe. $450/day is decent pay if the work is steady, and if they get benefits in addition.

My first year in the Air Force was spent attending NYU and the base pay for a second John was $223.50/month. That was in 1958. Followed by two years at a base near Atlanta. Why employ waterboarding when gospel quartets are a more effective torture tool?

Link | Posted on Apr 10, 2017 at 20:59 UTC as 5th comment
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JakeB: I don't understand -- how can the failing New York Times afford to double photographers' pay?

Guess they must need extra-talented Photoshoppers to help fake all those stories?

Not any of the fairy tales in the KJV.

Link | Posted on Apr 10, 2017 at 20:45 UTC
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M Chambers: In some other universe the NY Times is still a credible news source.

Still the paper of record for most of the US. Unfortunately, many of those living in Dixie can't read or write.

Link | Posted on Apr 10, 2017 at 20:43 UTC

Who needs 960mm in a pocket camera?

Link | Posted on Apr 8, 2017 at 18:27 UTC as 10th comment | 2 replies
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Gal Root: No GPS! No, it won't be my travel camera. Built in GPS is a must. If you ever used Google Photos you would know how much it improves the search. I have it on my old Canon D20 travel camera (battery life is great), no reason this camera shouldn't have one too.

This new Canon should match up with my iPhone + to provide GPS.

Link | Posted on Apr 7, 2017 at 05:44 UTC

I will study the reviews and most likely get one. I have enjoyed previous versions with more modest 24-240mm ranges, and they really do fit in a shirt pocket. My Panasonic ZS50 has a similar range of 24-720 range with a slightly larger body and does OK when the light is adequate.

Link | Posted on Apr 7, 2017 at 05:42 UTC as 14th comment | 1 reply

Saying Neye Con uses less muscles. Saying knee con requires my tongue to touch the top of my mouth.

Link | Posted on Apr 4, 2017 at 22:05 UTC as 4th comment | 1 reply

As the Soviet spy said repeatedly in "Bridge of Spies", would it help?

Link | Posted on Apr 4, 2017 at 21:59 UTC as 5th comment
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dennis tennis: clearly the work of illegal Mexicans. First the Veydras and now this. When will the invasion of America end? when not a single camera and lens are left? Oh, the humanity! Help me Trump. You're our only hope.

If only someone would scalp so called president agent orange.

Link | Posted on Apr 3, 2017 at 15:41 UTC
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