jwkphoto

jwkphoto

Lives in United States Albuquerque, NM, United States
Works as a Photographer
Has a website at jwkphotodesign.com
Joined on Jul 28, 2011

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On article Here's everything we know about the Canon EOS R3 (666 comments in total)

I got the first Canon 5D in 2005 when it first came out and loved using it. Then at 8 thousand frames the shutter button died only 2 months after the one year guarantee expired. It cost $250 to get it fixed. I got it fixed, sold it and got the new Sony. It still works with over 95,000 frames on it.

Link | Posted on Jun 3, 2021 at 14:12 UTC as 38th comment | 10 replies
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jwkphoto: Way back in 1963 I was given a 4x5 Speed Graphic camera, Wow! I used it for a year and at our local pro camera club, we had an auction for used photo stuff. I sold my camera for $250. With that money I took my mom to New York City. We spent five days and had a tour of the town, and had money left over! One month later I got a letter from Uncle Sam I would be drafted. I joined the Navy and became a photographer. The rest is history.

My life changed because of that 4x5, after the navy I became a pro photographer doing all types of photographing, 300 weddings, tens of thousands of high school seniors, newspaper photography, and loads of travelling around the USA. I'm now retired and still photographing for fun!

Link | Posted on Feb 18, 2021 at 22:14 UTC

Way back in 1963 I was given a 4x5 Speed Graphic camera, Wow! I used it for a year and at our local pro camera club, we had an auction for used photo stuff. I sold my camera for $250. With that money I took my mom to New York City. We spent five days and had a tour of the town, and had money left over! One month later I got a letter from Uncle Sam I would be drafted. I joined the Navy and became a photographer. The rest is history.

Link | Posted on Feb 11, 2021 at 17:21 UTC as 3rd comment | 3 replies
On article Sony a7S III review (2787 comments in total)

Sounds like a great camera! But I'll have to live with my a7ii, as old as it is, it's still a great camera and does what I want it to do! PS, I have no desire to do video, I do not think in video, only in still pictures.

Link | Posted on Feb 7, 2021 at 18:32 UTC as 61st comment | 1 reply

How can this be, Nikon and Cannon were the great ones back in 2005 when they were going to run Sony - Minolta out of business in only months!

Link | Posted on Feb 4, 2021 at 21:53 UTC as 47th comment
On article Sigma 10-20mm 1:4-5.6 EX DC HSM review (9 comments in total)

I got this lens when it first came out in 2005. I used it for many years photographing houses for real estate. Over the years it has been my go to lens. Even after photographing hundreds of houses, it still is as good as new. It's also my go to lens for landscapes. I've made at least 70,000 photos with it and still works as good as new. By the way, when I got it, it only cost $325 and worth every cent of it!

Link | Posted on Jan 31, 2021 at 00:39 UTC as 1st comment
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Frank_BR: If Sony, which is a simple electronics company, can produce such an optical marvel, I can only imagine what a 20mm F1.8 lens produced by Nikon, a true optical company, would look like.

Sony is not a "simple electronics company". At one time, Sony only made TV's, radios and video games. They also made some of the low priced cameras for Minolta. Then one day Sony asked Minolta to make a digital camera for them. Minolta said 'Why not buy the company!' Well, Sony bought Minolta. Many of the Minolta workers went over to Sony. Minolta started to produce cameras in 1928. My first camera was the Minolta SR7 which I bought in in 1963 and many followed there after. There was one thing Nikon and Canon always said when Minolta brought out new cameras was " It want work" ! They said that when Sony bought Minolta and said Sony will have a quick death. So why is Sony the top camera maker now?

Link | Posted on Jan 23, 2021 at 18:57 UTC
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jwkphoto: I'd rather pay $10 per month than pay $300 to $400 every 18 months for the new update Photoshop and Lightroom, which is the price it would cost today.

I'd rather pay $10 per month every 18 months with updates every month or so than $300 all at once for those updates.

Link | Posted on Oct 19, 2020 at 17:02 UTC

I'd rather pay $10 per month than pay $300 to $400 every 18 months for the new update Photoshop and Lightroom, which is the price it would cost today.

Link | Posted on Oct 15, 2020 at 14:37 UTC as 4th comment | 2 replies
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Adam Palmer: I would have bought this 5 years ago before I sold off all my A mount lenses.

All I know is my 1964 lens will fit on my Sony A65. True, it does not have a all the auto settings but the basic design is the same.

Link | Posted on Oct 14, 2020 at 14:53 UTC
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Adam Palmer: I would have bought this 5 years ago before I sold off all my A mount lenses.

I still have all my A mount lenses dating back to 1964.

Link | Posted on Sep 1, 2020 at 20:23 UTC
On article Gear of the Year 2019 - Carey's choice: Sigma 45mm F2.8 (174 comments in total)

Forty five years ago I bought a used Minolta 45mm F2 lens for less that $25. It's very sharp, I used it to photograph a high school basketball team. The school wanted a 30x48 inch print to hang in the gymnasium. I used Panotomic X film developed in Acufine rated at 100ASA. I was simply amazed how well it turned out. I still have that lens today and I use it now and then on my Sony digital cameras.

Link | Posted on Dec 8, 2019 at 22:13 UTC as 25th comment

How can this be, Nikon and Canon said back in 2006 Sony would be out of the camera business in a year.

Link | Posted on May 24, 2019 at 19:49 UTC as 113th comment | 1 reply
On article The best camera bargains of 2021 (348 comments in total)
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keeponkeepingon: A used 5D classic with a 50mm F1.8 is the best camera bargain of 2018.

Prove me wrong!

It looks like many others had the same problem at the same time I had with the shutter release breaking on my 5D. Canon knew about it from the earlier 20 and 30 Ds and did not solve the problem before the 5D came out. What I find strange is my old D Rebel had no problems. It's now 16 years old with over 70,000 frames and it still works perfectly. That is a great camera!

Link | Posted on Apr 16, 2019 at 00:44 UTC
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skanter: In making a photo book I printed about 300 4x6 prints from CVS, laid them out on pieces of 8 1/2 x 11 paper. Best way to see layout, not on screen.

I have beautiful prints from my father's darkroom hanging in my home. They are from 1930s. Good luck with digital files in 75 years.

@gravehooper - What media lasts a 1000 years? Well, here in New Mexico we have thousands of Native American rock art dating back 2000 or more years. Of coarse it's hard to carry around in our pockets to show others.

Link | Posted on Mar 7, 2019 at 18:36 UTC
On article DPReview TV: Looking back at the Nikon D1H and Canon 1D (197 comments in total)
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(unknown member): I would love to see a story on the Digital Rebel. I bought one when it came out for $999 knowing almost nothing about photography. Kept the mode dial on green square auto for about 2 years! Then I decided to learn about it. That camera changed everything for me.

My first DSLR was the Rebel I got right after it came out in 2003. I still have it with about 40,000 images on it and still works great. In 2006 I got the original 5D. After 8,000 frames the shutter button broke and it cost $250 to get it fixed. Got it fixed and sold it on Ebay. I switched to Sony and never looked back to Canon.

Link | Posted on Jan 15, 2019 at 17:09 UTC
On article The best camera bargains of 2021 (348 comments in total)
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keeponkeepingon: A used 5D classic with a 50mm F1.8 is the best camera bargain of 2018.

Prove me wrong!

Thank you for your post keeponkeepingon! I never saw that DPR post and It sounds like many other photogs had that problem too.

Link | Posted on Dec 11, 2018 at 02:30 UTC
On article The best camera bargains of 2021 (348 comments in total)
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keeponkeepingon: A used 5D classic with a 50mm F1.8 is the best camera bargain of 2018.

Prove me wrong!

I got the A300 in early 2008 and it still works after more than 75,000 frames with no problems. THE 5d SHUTTER BUTTON DID BREAK AT 8,000 FRAMES! WHAT PART OF THAT YOU DO NOT UNDERSTAND? It's not the only Canon that had that problem, so did the 40d and 60d. My old Digital Rebel, with over 35,000 frames, from 2003 still works perfectly today and I never had a problem with it.

Link | Posted on Dec 9, 2018 at 03:21 UTC
On article The best camera bargains of 2021 (348 comments in total)
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keeponkeepingon: A used 5D classic with a 50mm F1.8 is the best camera bargain of 2018.

Prove me wrong!

vscd - Yes they do and did FAIL!

WT21- Sure did switch to Sony, I have many Minolta lenses going back to 1985 that work perfectly on Sony cameras.

Link | Posted on Dec 7, 2018 at 23:56 UTC
On article The best camera bargains of 2021 (348 comments in total)
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keeponkeepingon: A used 5D classic with a 50mm F1.8 is the best camera bargain of 2018.

Prove me wrong!

I got the original 5D in 2006. Great image quality but the censor attracted dust like a magnet. Only two months after the warranty expired and with only 8000 exposures, the shutter button fell apart. Canon charged $250 to fix it. I got it fixed , sold it on Ebay and switched to Sony. Best move I ever made!

Link | Posted on Dec 7, 2018 at 17:29 UTC
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