jcharding

Lives in United States Washington, DC, United States
Joined on Feb 18, 2005

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  • Photos - if I care at all about quality - I use real camera equipment. Videos - or photos that I don't care about quality - iPhone. For me, and obviously others differ, nobody cares about the video ...
  • Hard to say. Because so  many people will be losing their jobs, demand will likely decrease.  On top of that people who keep their jobs typically spend less money in a recession economy. On the ...
  • Replied in It's all art
    I don't know much of anything about painting, but I know that there is a style called realism.  Where painters try to recreate the real world as well as possible. But their choices are always ...
  • Fuji XT1 with an adapted manual focus Nikon 500/4. Yes, all 3 were actually through the clouds. I didn't think I'd get anything when it started.
  • Went a google-ing. The tour operators did indeed vote to do away with all photo tours. https://www.azcentral.com/story/travel/arizona/road-trips/2019/12/17/antelope-canyon-photography-tours-are-can ...
  • Wake me up when car makers, computers, cell phones, or any other similar industry adopts a mandatory subscription model.
  • It catches my attention and I appreciate the image much more that way.  All of the attempts at warming the image have, IMHO, made it an unremarkable image.
  • The odds of me going to a Walmart (or supermarket or Home Depot or....) in the middle of Kansas and getting coronavirus is in all likelihood higher than getting coronavirus from a lens shipped ...
  • I had never heard of her before your post. That said whether I like her photos is immaterial. They apparently shined a very bright light on certain mafia activities and, it would appear, caused ...
  • Back in the day Minolta also clearly read these forums. Its been a few years but I'm pretty sure I've seen direct evidence Olympus read them too. I've seen and heard references to other brands as ...
  • Over the years there have been clear examples of forum criticisms being heard and answered - sometimes through public statements and sometimes through changes in equipment. For example when the ...
  • Replied in Wrong is wrong
    That very well may be - I specifically didn't address that part of Weegee's claim. But a lack of understanding about corporate ownership and interrelationships is making a heck of a lot of people ...
  • I haven't read every post, so maybe someone already did this. But I think it is particularly  useful to combine the posts of Alcelc and JustMeMn. 11.7% of Nikon is owned by The Master Trust Bank of ...
  • Replied in Minolta 7D
    Anti-shake in body (then a pretty novel concept as Nikon and Canon were doing it in-lens) Re-emphasized the idea that dedicated external controls were highly desirable.
  • Then you missed the point of my argument and analogies. People use the term snapshot here because, as I pointed out, the only way to NOT be a snapshot in these forums is to use a full frame camera. ...
  • Were I to take an iphone to Yellowstone and post those photos here, people here would call them snapshots.  Simply because they were taken with an iphone. I know this because I have taken photos ...
  • This viewpoint drives me berserk, and "snapshot" has over recent years become the universal put down for non-full frame devices or people who use those devices. Snapshot?  What is a snapshot? When ...
  • Do we know of any camera company that has licensed IBIS (or VR or ...) from another company? It is one thing to say "they can license it" but if the various companies are closely holding that ...
  • Were Fuji to implement IBIS live m43, Fuji would infringe on protected intellectual property (think the Minolta autofocus lawsuits). Fuji has to come up with an entirely DIFFERENT way of ...
  • Replied in Zero
    At this point I assume that all gear is of a high quality.  Marginal differences are, IMHO, nearly meaningless. So I don't bother to figure out what that marginal difference is. Buying decisions ...
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