Alex Ethridge

Alex Ethridge

Lives in United States Birmingham, AL, United States
Works as a PC and Network Troubleshooter
Joined on Apr 5, 2002
About me:

First camera 1965, Yashica Lynx 5000 fixed focal length, fixed lens rangefinder. Part-time freelance photojournalist and event photographer from '82 to '95 with publications in more countries than I can remember, over 40. I bailed out of photography in '95 as I was starting a new business. Got back in 2014, digital this time and just for fun.

While not new to photography, I am a novice to digital and am mostly overwhelmed trying to understand these familiar-looking but endlessly-complicated computers that everyone today seems to think are cameras.

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  • Replied in Screen shot?
  • Back in the days of film, I owned some f1.4 and 1.2 lenses and even tried out an f/1.0 once but I almost never shot at those full apertures because the depth of focus was just too, too shallow for ...
  • I bought two Bronica SQxx back in the eighties and soon both developed problems. Sent the first one for in-warranty repair and about the time it got back, the other developed the same problem and ...
  • I did about 5500 this year using a Sony A7 III, a 24M camera.  In most, I used PSE to bring up the shadows and bring down highlights.  They turned out very well so I don't see how shooting at 20M ...
  • Replied in My setup
    I, too, did a lot of research and knew from the beginning that nothing could beat using a camera for a "scanner".  Mine consists of a Sony A7 III camera body, a Viltrox Nikon-to-Sony adapter, a ...
  • One more thing: Make it prominent/conspicuous in the contract the fact that the second half must be paid before the shoot starts. Also, emphasize it verbally at the time of signing. In the last two ...
  • I was a professional freelance photojournalist and event photographer for several years and have been published in over forty countries in publications you would recognize.  I was acquainted with ...
  • Bad news seems always to travel faster and further and more frequently than good news.  So for every complaint Adorama has had made against them in these forums, there are probably 500 or more ...
  • I use that particular camera so little, I don't even know what the Quick Menu is. I guess it's time I get into that Mexican novel "Manual" and find out. Thanks.
  • No, my main camera is the GH5 and the FZ300 is the one I keep in the car and seldom use and all I've ever used was single shot.  All I could think of to word search for was "continuous" and that ...
  • Created discussion thread FZ300 stuck at 12 FPS
    This is not a question about movies. Somehow, my FZ300 is stuck at making stills at 12 FPS and I can't figure out how to set it to single frame at a time.  I've looked through both the Advanced and ...
  • I knew back then but have long since forgotten.  Do you happen to know the difference between the SRT-101 and the 102?
  • First: Yashica Lynx 5000 and still have it, although at present it is shipped off to Connecticut for a CLA. I was 18 and got my first real job working in the camera department of a department ...
  • Eventually and slowly, mirrorless will replace mirrored just as completely as digital has replaced film.
  • It's not an either-or situation. I have SSD as the OS drive for speed and mechanical hard disks for long-term storage. I'll use my own system as an example. I have an NVME as my OS drive but I have ...
  • Replied in I Hate DST
    DST causes a 18% increase in heart attacks, 18% in heart-attack deaths, 18% increase in automobile accident deaths each time the clock is pushed forward. And over 20 billion dollars in ...
  • This has long been a settled matter among IT professionals and data recovery specialists that magnetic media is the safest media for long-term storage. SSD is best for speed and more resistant to ...
  • Replied in None Better
    There may be dealers who are just as good but none better than KEH.
  • All experiences were good.  There was a defect with one old vintage camera I got from them and they corrected the problem without delay.
  • Replied in Not Possible
    The common carriers that operate in the US deliver tens of millions of packages every year. It is not possible for any entity to do any operation, regardless of the kind of operation, tens of ...
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