trulandphoto

trulandphoto

Lives in United States Upstate, NY, United States
Works as a Attorney
Joined on Sep 17, 2010
About me:

I live and work in the Capital Region of New York State. I am a graduate of Lansingburgh High School, Troy, NY (1973); Hartwick College (1977) and Albany Law School (1983).

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David Rosser: " so we reached out to Nikon for confirmation" - What is wrong with " so we contacted Nikon for confirmation" ? One word replaces four and is much more comprehensible.

Hmmm. I only see three words replaced.

Link | Posted on Jul 12, 2017 at 16:17 UTC

Back in the day, I used a Vivitar macro focusing teleconverter for all my closeup needs. Turned a 50mm f/1.7 lens into a 100mm f/3.something macro lens. Wouldn't work with today's sensors but with film....

Link | Posted on Jul 3, 2017 at 23:23 UTC as 13th comment | 1 reply

Yeah. Exercises like this can be fun. There's no way the SL1 can be used in the same manner as a 5DIII. Doesn't mean you can't get decent shots with the SL1 but there's no way you can't get better ones with a 5DIII. I've owned both, plus a ton of others. Still have the 5DIII. And a 7D for sports.

Link | Posted on Jul 3, 2017 at 23:00 UTC as 50th comment
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trulandphoto: Can't afford it.

Well, I forgot the 60D my daughter has along with some lenses. The point is film cost $10 a roll for the good stuff plus $6 for processing. For 36 images. Do the math.

Link | Posted on Jan 5, 2017 at 23:02 UTC
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Eric Hensel: Ektachrome was terrible, for both the colors, and the lack of slide-longevity. The only reason we used it was it was cheap.

Yup. Kodachrome and Fuji Velvia were the go to emulsions during my film days.

Link | Posted on Jan 5, 2017 at 20:47 UTC

Can't afford it.

Link | Posted on Jan 5, 2017 at 20:46 UTC as 130th comment | 3 replies

The only useful advice should be to look at samples of their work. If you like it, hire them. If you don't, don't hire them. If you can't tell if it's good or not then it really doesn't matter does it.

Link | Posted on Dec 29, 2016 at 15:52 UTC as 128th comment | 1 reply

How about a ThinkTank backpack with the attached cable lock wrapped around the table leg. No surprise then.

Link | Posted on Aug 7, 2016 at 00:31 UTC as 62nd comment
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J A C S: I am big fan of his photography and not such a big fan of the subjects in them.

Attn DPReview: I'd like you to fix it so I don't see comments from someone on my ignore list as well as in the forums.

Link | Posted on Jul 1, 2016 at 20:26 UTC
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razadaz: It's a nice camera but the cost involved by the time you buy a set of lenses for it puts it well out of my budget. What would be interesting is if someone like Canon could produce a similar design to work with their EF lenses. Perhaps they already have.

A body like this with the 5Ds sensor would be nice as long as it operated like a DSLR in live view not the powershot interface of the EOS-M. Imagine designing one that could take a 1D battery.

Link | Posted on Jun 27, 2016 at 18:30 UTC
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GaryJP: Thought I'd stumbled into the Sony marketing department when I read that headline. Good lord.

Haha. You did. That's what DPReview is all about these days.

Link | Posted on Feb 3, 2016 at 23:44 UTC
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nicoboston: Nice article!

In 2001 I purchase a Powershot G2 after reading the DPR conclusion:

"And the whole point is the G2 is a camera that just works, it does exactly what its supposed to and it does it well, and consistently."

A few years later, I got a G10 for the same reasons.

They have been my 2 favorite compact cameras.

I like reading your tests and reviews, but I couldn't care less about scores, awards, rankings and brands. IMO, the perfect camera is the one that "does exactly what its supposed to and it does it well, and consistently". These are the cameras that give us a chance to capture moments of eternity.

My photo albums and web galleries do not contain exif data. They just contain memories and emotions.

That must have been before DPReview developed its anti Canon bias. hard to find favorable references to Canons these days. This article is a good example. I pretty much ignore their opinions.

Link | Posted on Jan 22, 2016 at 16:17 UTC
On article Macphun Aurora HDR version 1.2 update released (24 comments in total)

I'm trying it. So far, about 20 minutes in with five 5DIII Raw files and it's still working. 2010 MacBook Pro might be part of the slowness.

Ok, couple of minutes later it's done. Can't save result with the trial so it's hard to say how good it is. Think I'll stick with Photomatix Essentials.

Link | Posted on Jan 19, 2016 at 21:09 UTC as 3rd comment
On article In Fine Detail: Canon EOS 5DS / 5DS R In-Depth Review (744 comments in total)

I wonder why DPReview bothers with the "have you spotted an error?" link on their stats page. Weeks later they still have the 5Ds/R only bracketing 3 images while in reality it will do 2,3,5 or 7. Just like the 5DIII, 6D, 70D, 7DII, etc. It's not like they want to minimize the abilities of this camera is it?

Link | Posted on Dec 28, 2015 at 17:18 UTC as 67th comment
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trulandphoto: "a lot of pros may be wondering: 'if I ditch my DSLR for some of the advanced AF features the a7R II offers, will I be sacrificing low-light AF performance?'"

I sincerely doubt that. Only in DPReview world would such a question be asked.

How much is Amazon paying Sony?

My sincere apologies. obviously Sony would be paying Amazon. Sometimes I can only read this stuff with the aid of some good Scotch. Cheers.

Link | Posted on Sep 1, 2015 at 22:55 UTC

"a lot of pros may be wondering: 'if I ditch my DSLR for some of the advanced AF features the a7R II offers, will I be sacrificing low-light AF performance?'"

I sincerely doubt that. Only in DPReview world would such a question be asked.

How much is Amazon paying Sony?

Link | Posted on Aug 20, 2015 at 23:10 UTC as 147th comment | 10 replies
On article New GF: Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF7 flips for selfies (401 comments in total)

Please get this article off the front page. Every time I look and see "Selfie" prominently displayed on DPReview I wonder why I bother.

Link | Posted on Jan 26, 2015 at 23:55 UTC as 16th comment | 3 replies
On article Tamrac launches rugged-looking photo messenger bags (106 comments in total)

Interestingly, Tamrac has yet to put them on their website. Or is this something that will take a while to get to the States.

Link | Posted on Feb 4, 2014 at 17:38 UTC as 23rd comment

This might just be my next EOS-M lens. But do I get EF mount so I can use it with my 7D and the adapter on the EOS-M or the EF-M mount version?

Link | Posted on Dec 6, 2013 at 18:22 UTC as 21st comment | 4 replies
On article 10 Photo Editing Programs (that aren't Photoshop) (352 comments in total)
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borisz: I would also recommend the lesser known, but very good Zoner Photo Studio Pro (actually ver. 15), quite similar to ACDSee

Canon's DPP is free and does it for me. Except for HDR then Phomatatix Essentials suffices.

Link | Posted on May 17, 2013 at 22:59 UTC
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