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 Gear of the Year 2019 - Carey's choice: Sigma 45mm F2.8 (175 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 24th 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 112th comment | 1 reply
On article The best camera bargains of 2020 (351 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 (198 comments in total)
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El Jeffe: 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 2020 (351 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 2020 (351 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 2020 (351 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 2020 (351 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
On article Nikon Z6 to ship this Friday for $1999 (305 comments in total)

I will not be one of them, I've had my share of Nikons in the past and I'll have no more of them.

Link | Posted on Nov 21, 2018 at 18:57 UTC as 3rd comment | 1 reply

This reminds me of what happened in the 1980s. Minolta was most innovated camera company back in the 50s to the 90s. In 1985 they invented a camera auto focus system that actually worked. Honeywell had a patent on such a system but they could not make it work. Honeywell sued Minolta and won and collected over 21 million dollars. Minolta, by 1995, asked Sony to buy out the camera division. The rest is history. By the way, Nikon and Canon said in camera auto focus and anti-shake sensors would not work.

Link | Posted on Oct 11, 2018 at 17:44 UTC as 32nd comment | 1 reply

Nikon is way too late for me, I'm staying with Sony. For years when Minolta and Sony came out new designs, Nikon and Canon said it will not work. Well, for me, it has worked for me since 1963.

Link | Posted on Aug 24, 2018 at 16:21 UTC as 25th comment

Looks like it's been to the moon and back!

Link | Posted on Aug 13, 2018 at 15:14 UTC as 9th comment | 2 replies
On article Video: Diving into the demise of Kodak (224 comments in total)

In 2000 I was a newspaper photographer using a Kodak NC2000 digital camera. It weighed about 5 pounds and with about a half frame .5Mb sensor. It was run by a battery the size of a cassette tape and could only last about 75 frames. If I was photographing sports I had to keep my finger on the shutter button half way to photograph action. That ran the battery down very fast. The image recorder was actually a disk that recorded the image sort of like a metal floppy disk. All this for a camera that only cost $17,000 dollars!

Link | Posted on Jul 6, 2018 at 16:32 UTC as 3rd comment

I was a navy photographer from 65-69. Before I joined, I was a pro photographer at a studio and because of that I knew how to photograph, develop film and print. I knew how not to waste supplies. In the navy I was chewed out for not using enough supplies and I was told the budget would be cut if I didn't start using more than I needed to get the job done. The waste the DOD does each year is unbelievable, even if it was cut by 50% it still would be loads of waste!

Link | Posted on Feb 14, 2018 at 00:18 UTC as 7th comment | 2 replies
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Battersea: Step 1. Move to Albuquerque.

I live only two miles away from the Albuquerque balloon park, it's a wonderful site to see six or seven hundred balloons in the air!

Link | Posted on Feb 1, 2018 at 16:25 UTC
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jwkphoto: I remember way back in the olden times, 10 to 18 years ago, it was suggested to use a card equal to the number of images I could get on one roll of film, basically 12, 24 or 36 exposures. The reason was the card could go bad and loosing 36 exposures is not as bad as loosing a hundred or more. In all my years of photographing portraits and real estate photography I never had a card go bad.

The only cards I've bought have been SanDisk and the have never failed.

Link | Posted on Jan 29, 2018 at 15:38 UTC

I remember way back in the olden times, 10 to 18 years ago, it was suggested to use a card equal to the number of images I could get on one roll of film, basically 12, 24 or 36 exposures. The reason was the card could go bad and loosing 36 exposures is not as bad as loosing a hundred or more. In all my years of photographing portraits and real estate photography I never had a card go bad.

Link | Posted on Jan 25, 2018 at 16:25 UTC as 6th comment | 3 replies

I've been using Nik since 2008 and DxO since version 1. Because of this, DxO has given me a discount on their software whenever I upgrade, even if I don't upgrade for every year or two or three. My main problem with using DxO is it takes twice as long to process an image than it does with Adobe CC.
As for Adobe, paying $10 per month is much cheaper than paying around $200 or more for each new PS version which averaged every 18 months.

Link | Posted on Dec 27, 2017 at 16:57 UTC as 19th comment

Sounds like they are great cameras but I'll stick with my three year old A6000, four year old A65, 9 year old IR converted A300 and my 20 year old Minolta Maxxum 700si film cameras, they are good enough for me. It's the photographer who makes the photograph not the camera.

Link | Posted on Nov 30, 2017 at 16:41 UTC as 7th comment
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