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 Throwback Thursday: Canon EOS 5D (222 comments in total)
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jwkphoto: I got my 5D in Jan. 2006. Great image quality for the day and used it for all kinds of photography, portrait, scenic, real estate and photojournalism. By May, 2008, the shutter release button stopped working, it stopped auto focusing and there was a 2 second lag before the shutter would release. It had slightly over 8,000 frames on the shutter. I had 3 jobs to photograph and my Canon DRebel could not handle two of them because of the long shutter lag it had, a horse show and dance recital at night in an auditorium. Because I was a long time Minolta user, I bought the newly released Sony a300. It handled the 3 jobs superbly with a very short shutter lag, morning horse show, afternoon indoor high school 50th reunion and a night dance recital in a large auditorium. On the following Monday, I had a house to photograph for a real estate listing. With the 5D on a tripod I needed to to bend down to see the LCD screen but the 300 I had a flip up - flip down screen with made it easier.

I was hooked, it cost $250 for Canon to fix the release button, for which they said was a know problem with the 5D. I sold it on EBay and most of my Canon lenses and switched to Sony forever. Because of the flipping LCD screen, it changed the way I see my images. There is an old saying I learned many decades ago, it's "Look up, Look down, look all Around!"

By the way, I still have my Canon DRebel from 2003, it still works perfectly with over four times of frames on it than the 5D had.

Link | Posted on Aug 26, 2016 at 17:08 UTC
On article Throwback Thursday: Canon EOS 5D (222 comments in total)

I got my 5D in Jan. 2006. Great image quality for the day and used it for all kinds of photography, portrait, scenic, real estate and photojournalism. By May, 2008, the shutter release button stopped working, it stopped auto focusing and there was a 2 second lag before the shutter would release. It had slightly over 8,000 frames on the shutter. I had 3 jobs to photograph and my Canon DRebel could not handle two of them because of the long shutter lag it had, a horse show and dance recital at night in an auditorium. Because I was a long time Minolta user, I bought the newly released Sony a300. It handled the 3 jobs superbly with a very short shutter lag, morning horse show, afternoon indoor high school 50th reunion and a night dance recital in a large auditorium. On the following Monday, I had a house to photograph for a real estate listing. With the 5D on a tripod I needed to to bend down to see the LCD screen but the 300 I had a flip up - flip down screen with made it easier.

Link | Posted on Aug 26, 2016 at 17:03 UTC as 36th comment | 1 reply
On article Canon EOS-1D X Mark II: What you need to know (149 comments in total)
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jwkphoto: Nope, I don't need to know anything about a Cannon camera. My last Cannon was the original 5D and was a piece of junk. The shutter button fell apart at 8,000 frames after 1 year and 3 months. Cost $250 to get it fixed and sold it on Ebay. In May, 2008, I went to Sony and love it!

Nope, not a user issue, 40% of the time I was using the Canon shutter release cable. Sounds like you got a good one. Canon told me it was a problem with the camera, not all, just some. I sold most of my Canon lenses and the 5D on Ebay and kept three for use with my DRebel from 2003, 13 years old and it still works perfectly. By the way, in my first post above I said my 5D was junk, not all Canons were junk. I have no desire to switch camera makes again. I started out with a Minolta SR7 in 1964 and used only Minolta until 2003 when I got the DRebel. All my Minolta autofocus lenses from 1985 and later work perfectly on the Sony a65 and with the Sony E mount AF adapter they work perfectly on the a6000.

Link | Posted on Aug 23, 2016 at 16:55 UTC
On article Canon EOS-1D X Mark II: What you need to know (149 comments in total)
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jwkphoto: Nope, I don't need to know anything about a Cannon camera. My last Cannon was the original 5D and was a piece of junk. The shutter button fell apart at 8,000 frames after 1 year and 3 months. Cost $250 to get it fixed and sold it on Ebay. In May, 2008, I went to Sony and love it!

It wasn't just the 5D that had shutter button problems, I was told by the Canon repair shop in New Jersey 3 other models,20D, 30D and 40D, had the same problem. Canon should have repaired it for free but didn't because it was three months out of warranty. As for Sony, the 5D replacement was the a300 and after over 60,000 frames it still works perfectly. Two years ago, I had it converted to infrared. For color images I've got the a65 and a6000 with each one 30,000+ images and with no problems.

Link | Posted on Aug 23, 2016 at 00:07 UTC
On article Canon EOS-1D X Mark II: What you need to know (149 comments in total)
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jwkphoto: Nope, I don't need to know anything about a Cannon camera. My last Cannon was the original 5D and was a piece of junk. The shutter button fell apart at 8,000 frames after 1 year and 3 months. Cost $250 to get it fixed and sold it on Ebay. In May, 2008, I went to Sony and love it!

OK here is the proper way to spell it, Junk!

Link | Posted on Aug 22, 2016 at 15:25 UTC
On article Canon EOS-1D X Mark II: What you need to know (149 comments in total)

Nope, I don't need to know anything about a Cannon camera. My last Cannon was the original 5D and was a piece of junk. The shutter button fell apart at 8,000 frames after 1 year and 3 months. Cost $250 to get it fixed and sold it on Ebay. In May, 2008, I went to Sony and love it!

Link | Posted on Aug 22, 2016 at 14:31 UTC as 22nd comment | 10 replies
On article Throwback Thursday: when studio lenses retire (203 comments in total)

Twenty years ago I bought a used Nikkor 50 F1.4 from KEH for $25. It was very well used but the glass and mechanical was in perfect condition. My Nikon camera died 16 years ago but I kept all the lenses for it and now use them on my Sony E-mount cameras. The other three lenses were well used lenses too when I bought them, 35 F2, 85 F2 and 105 F2.4, all great glass!

Link | Posted on Aug 12, 2016 at 14:18 UTC as 28th comment

It says 70-200 teardown but the video is 24-70. Some one made a boo boo.

Link | Posted on Aug 2, 2016 at 16:44 UTC as 26th comment | 1 reply

Only from the mind of Minolta!

Link | Posted on May 3, 2016 at 15:44 UTC as 9th comment
On article Swirly bokeh: Lensbaby announces Twist 60 lens (122 comments in total)

I've had two Lensbaby lenses and I never got the images I wanted. So, I made my own lenses out of magnifying lenses and got it. Total cost per lens was around $15.

Link | Posted on Apr 12, 2016 at 14:13 UTC as 38th comment
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Shiranai: Now that I've tried it out I really don't know why they charged $150 for that anyways. After all it's just a bunch of filters that almost every smarthphone app offers for free. Although I really like the area correction feature, I get better results working only in lightroom/camera raw.
Almost all give your picture that filtered look. And thats something I'd rather avoid.

They are over processed because you made them that way. You need to learn how to use the program properly.

Link | Posted on Mar 27, 2016 at 17:12 UTC
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Macromind: Total waste of time. No indication as to how to import pictures. "Help" useless.
Communication as to use not available. My trial is over! CS6 and NX are still AOK with me.

Macromind - If you have Nik loaded into Photoshop and open an image in PS, the Nik toolbar comes to life. all you need to do is click on one of the programs and your image is automatically opened. Next, you work on the image and click save at the bottom right then it's back into PS. There are hundreds of videos on YouTube, just Google it.

Link | Posted on Mar 27, 2016 at 00:35 UTC
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Shiranai: Now that I've tried it out I really don't know why they charged $150 for that anyways. After all it's just a bunch of filters that almost every smarthphone app offers for free. Although I really like the area correction feature, I get better results working only in lightroom/camera raw.
Almost all give your picture that filtered look. And thats something I'd rather avoid.

Shiranai - $150? When Nik first produced the software nearly 10 years ago, that was the price of each of programs, I know because I bought them! None of them have been updated for about 4 years and I see no need for it. Now, when I update my computer, instead of loading each separately, I can do it all at once and no ser.# to load. Even though I paid for them years ago, I got my monies worth, I use Nik on nearly every image I process.

Link | Posted on Mar 26, 2016 at 15:24 UTC
On article Upwardly mobile: Sony a6300 Review (2163 comments in total)
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Siobhan A: Kind of sad. After 2 year Sony still doesn't have an APSC camera that competes with the NX1, and no F/2,.8 zooms for APSC users...unless you want to spend $2400 or $3000 for one lens that's twice the size.
Samsung had a superb 85mm F/1.8 for under $800...Sony has one for almost 3 times that much and its twice the size.

Anyway, Nikon and Samsung images still look better...and that is from cameras two years older.

ttran88 - I already have loads of Minolta - Sony SR, AF, Nikon, Canon, Sigma and Pentax lenses I can attach to them. Most of them are auto focus and as fast as F1.2 and as long as 500mm. I don't need to spend many thousands for new lenses, been there done that, no more!

Link | Posted on Mar 20, 2016 at 01:11 UTC
On article Upwardly mobile: Sony a6300 Review (2163 comments in total)
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Siobhan A: Kind of sad. After 2 year Sony still doesn't have an APSC camera that competes with the NX1, and no F/2,.8 zooms for APSC users...unless you want to spend $2400 or $3000 for one lens that's twice the size.
Samsung had a superb 85mm F/1.8 for under $800...Sony has one for almost 3 times that much and its twice the size.

Anyway, Nikon and Samsung images still look better...and that is from cameras two years older.

ttran88 - I know what you mean, I have the a3000 converted to IR, and the a6000 and I'm really suffering making some of the very best photos I've every made! But it's something I'll just have to live with :-)

Link | Posted on Mar 19, 2016 at 02:41 UTC
On article Video: A quick look at the Sony a6300 (217 comments in total)
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drivecancel: I see it still uses that awful eyecup...

Well, not quite, it's been 16 months and it hasn't fallen off yet!

Link | Posted on Feb 9, 2016 at 20:16 UTC
On article Video: A quick look at the Sony a6300 (217 comments in total)
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drivecancel: I see it still uses that awful eyecup...

I put a little bit of rubber glue on each side if the eyecup over a year ago and it hasn't fallen off. With a little push in can be removed if needed.

Link | Posted on Feb 4, 2016 at 23:31 UTC
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PatMann: Not quite 645 full frame, but close (about 93.4%). My Pentax 645 slides are about 41.5 x 56mm in image area. Certainly still a long way from 6 x 6 or 6 x 7 medium format film sizes.

When George Eastman invented the original Kodak camera, the film he made was 70 mm wide. Thomas Edison was was inventing a motion picture camera and he went to Eastman to find out what kind of film he could produce for him. Eastman cut his film down the center to make 35mm film. The first Leica camera was made to test test the movie film for proper exposure using the same frame size as the motion picture camera, 24mm x 18mm. This was called full frame. It was too small for any kind of still film quality so the frame size was doubled to 24x36. For a while, this size was called double frame.

Link | Posted on Jan 4, 2016 at 19:13 UTC
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PatMann: Not quite 645 full frame, but close (about 93.4%). My Pentax 645 slides are about 41.5 x 56mm in image area. Certainly still a long way from 6 x 6 or 6 x 7 medium format film sizes.

Way back in the days, anything smaller than 4X5 was considered small format!

Link | Posted on Jan 3, 2016 at 19:00 UTC
On article Sony a6000 Review (899 comments in total)
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doclannybay: Hi! everyone.

I'm a zero knowledge about camera ( Please i mean ZERO). I want to buy a camera for my lovely daughter for Christmas gift. I read the review (Sony A 6000, it fit my budget to compare with Cannon D-70 too expensive, still
don't have the right answer for my question which i have in mind. I would like to post my questions here , please somebody help:
* If the camera has feature as video , could it video long 1 hour for wedding ?
*What should i have the lens for the camera, which could do the job such as:
- Wide angle - Portrait - video filming - sports
They all fours in one or do i have to buy 02 difference lenses
Thank you so much for helping me

No, you can not do a 1 hour video with a still camera. the law will only allow 29 mins. at most. With the a6000, the longest I've gotten has been about 23 min. or so before it heats up and shuts down. After about 15 min. of cooling off, I can get another 18 min. before it shuts down again. You would be better off getting a video camera to do 1 hour.

Link | Posted on Dec 1, 2015 at 15:14 UTC
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