JoePhoto

Lives in United States Sacramento, CA, United States
Works as a Real Estate BROKER / Reverse Mortgage LOANS
Joined on Mar 8, 2002
About me:

I have also been a Professional Photographer for 40 years; and owned a Photo LAB and Portrait STUDIO for 15 years.

Other hobbies are Computers, 4-Wheel Driving, Scuba Diving and ParaGlider Flying.

Comments

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On article Samsung introduces NX500 with NX1's 28MP BSI sensor (144 comments in total)

I would like to see them add a feature from the Casio FX-1 from years ago and have a video mode where with a "half-press" it starts continually buffering about 1 second of video so when you final-push it records that last 1 second as the start of a new video sequence.

It would be a new paradigm in action "timing" if you see action developing (but not yet sure if it will be "the" shot), you could half-press and thus prepare to still save the "peak" of action only if it was good enough to justify it.

Casio was doing it @ 60fps but alas only @ 6mpx. (And it could only then store those "60" frames because it was not a true video mode)

30fps should be sufficient, (but 60fps of continuous video in the future would be fully superior).

Link | Posted on Feb 6, 2015 at 00:44 UTC as 12th comment
On photo Anno 1850 in the This Old House challenge (4 comments in total)

Only a "nice" image that could have been much-much more creative if shot closer/lower, (w/ house "fully" reflected in the circular pond).

It seems to me the 19mm lens could have easily allowed this.

Opportunity LOST !!!

WHERE is it located ???

Link | Posted on Feb 5, 2015 at 02:01 UTC as 2nd comment | 2 replies
On photo Halfdome Moonrise in the Telephoto Landscape challenge (18 comments in total)
In reply to:

cjf2: Thanks for the nice comments everyone. I was pleased to win as there were a few other strong contenders. I'll give some details in answer to the post by B6878 below

Was it shot from "Tunnel View" or from the entrance coming in from Hwy 120 ???

Link | Posted on Jan 29, 2015 at 23:31 UTC
On article UPDATED: Real-world samples: Sony Alpha 7 II in Kauai (227 comments in total)

I think these are terrible images ... (not the cameras fault) !!!

Were they shot by a 2-year old ???

The WIRE in the sunset shot ??? give me a break

Link | Posted on Jan 19, 2015 at 07:21 UTC as 25th comment | 10 replies
On photo ISO-100-DSC01462 in dpreview review samples's photo gallery (14 comments in total)

These are terrible images ... (not the cameras fault).

Where they shot by a 2-year old ???

Link | Posted on Jan 19, 2015 at 07:17 UTC as 5th comment | 3 replies
On a photo in the Sony Alpha 7 II in Hawaii sample gallery (14 comments in total)

These are terrible images ... (not the cameras fault).

Where they shot by a 2-year old ???

Link | Posted on Jan 19, 2015 at 07:17 UTC as 5th comment | 3 replies
On photo Mystical - Enchanted Valley in the Mystical challenge (33 comments in total)
In reply to:

cjf2: Thanks everyone. It appeared completely black in the valley to the eye at this point but camera sensors do work magic. I hadn't thought how fast the shutter speed was, it was just on Av. It took a lot of work on the shadows to get it looking like this and of course I've forgotten what I did!

Was it taken from Tunnel View ???

From the parking/view area itself or from the rock-shelf below it ???

I live in Sacramento, can I ask where you live ???

Link | Posted on Jan 17, 2015 at 20:39 UTC
On photo Mystical - Enchanted Valley in the Mystical challenge (33 comments in total)
In reply to:

cjf2: Thanks everyone. It appeared completely black in the valley to the eye at this point but camera sensors do work magic. I hadn't thought how fast the shutter speed was, it was just on Av. It took a lot of work on the shadows to get it looking like this and of course I've forgotten what I did!

Are you sure of the exposure parameters ??? (shutter-speed / aperture / ISO)

It seems like less exposure than I am used to on some full-moons I have done.

Link | Posted on Jan 16, 2015 at 08:40 UTC
On article Battle of the titans: Top ball heads tested (311 comments in total)

I also would like to see a separate review for LIGHTER WEIGHT CAMERAS.

The new super-zooms need tripods, (and ball heads), just as much as a heaver camera/lens, (and maybe more with their 1200/1500 tele).

So I want to know which is best-for-the-money in the lower price range.

Link | Posted on Jan 16, 2014 at 06:48 UTC as 37th comment

Glad to see a 20mm start, I just wish it was f/1.4 @ 20mm, and f/2.8 @ 600 (ala Panny FZ-200). I understand that f/5.9 may be the best we could expect at 1200mm.

But personally I still need a UWA converter to get to 12-14mm (equiv), w/out vignetting.

I wonder if it will have the 12fps burst-rate and other features of FZ-200.

I like the "looks" of the dual-handle, looks very "professional". (But now I need a BIGGER "POCKET" .... LOL)

And of course the remaining question is IQ and lens-sharpness.

Link | Posted on Jan 7, 2014 at 19:28 UTC as 81st comment
On article Sony gives more detail of its OLED viewfinder (79 comments in total)
In reply to:

Gordon Brown: Good on Sony for their development of this technology.
I have held the opinion for some time now that ALL camera manufacturers should have been doing extensive R & D of EVFs.
After all, shouldn't it be the ultimate goal to be able to see exactly what the sensor is seeing? Surely.
The OVF with the mirror box arrangement was developed for a specific need in film cameras and does not have the same relevance with today's technology.
I sincerely hope that this sparks a trend towards developing the ultimate viewfinder. Well done SONY!

Your description of "continuous capture" is essentially what the Casio EX-F1 did, (albeit for only 1 sec @ 60fps).

Since that was a Sony sensor, I don't understand why they don't expand and continue that technology for use in the NEX line of cameras.

The Casio F1 was paradigm changing in the sense that it not only eliminated the need to "anticipate" the action, but better since it is very often impossible to know if the "peak" of action is really the best photo.

I mean think of a football player about to catch a ball, is the best shot the moment the ball touches his hands, for a split second before when the ball is still in the air, (and the players eyes may be frozen on the incoming ball). OR, could the best photo be slightly after the ball is caught and the player is intent on clutching the ball and running forward. ALL of them may be "best" photots.

Having 60 shots to select from is paradigm changing.

I would like to see a PROFESSIONAL level equivalent of the F1.

Link | Posted on Sep 9, 2011 at 19:33 UTC
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