Lives in United States Fort Worth, TX, United States
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Joined on Dec 6, 2010
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Most of my photographs were shot with a Hasselblad C/CM/ELM, Sinar F 4x5, Nikon F2-3, my wife's Nikon D70s and now my personal Nikon D800. Finally!


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On article Nikon V1 and J1 - hands-on first impressions (245 comments in total)

Made in China so you know it is...

Link | Posted on Sep 22, 2011 at 17:54 UTC as 50th comment | 4 replies

Cute but no cigar.

Link | Posted on Sep 22, 2011 at 03:37 UTC as 19th comment
On article Nikon V1 and J1 - hands-on first impressions (245 comments in total)

I had my hands on a Fujifilm X100 at Samy's Camera in Pasadena today. The electronic viewfinder was very disappointing. It looked horrible. The body was only okay... not any better than a 60s budget Yashica Electro 35. Again, not much new or better here. Don't buy it unless you are willing to be upset when they finally fix the viewfinder and menus.

The new Nikon cameras are just simple efforts to appease the point-and-shoot crowd. Apparently these folks like gaudy colors and simple style. Most pros will pass on these crayola cameras and stick with their more substantial stuff. Yes, my daughter would enjoy the new Nikons. I wouldn't mind having a V1 with a pancake lens for snapshots at a party... only.

Link | Posted on Sep 22, 2011 at 03:28 UTC as 76th comment

Zeiss lenses are excellent but not perfect. I have had Zeiss lenses fail under pro use. I have a Hassy 150/f4 that has been unusable for a decade now. Zeiss has a great rep, but for the money... they are not a good value. Nerdy photographers love to express their undying love for the product line, but in the end, most great photos today are taken using Japanese lenses.

Link | Posted on Sep 16, 2011 at 19:04 UTC as 32nd comment
On photo P1020099 in dpreview review samples's photo gallery (1 comment in total)

Gotta love the lack of sharpness and horrific artifacts. Definitely a point and shoot.

Link | Posted on Sep 8, 2011 at 04:47 UTC as 1st comment
On a photo in the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH7 Review Samples sample gallery (1 comment in total)

Gotta love the lack of sharpness and horrific artifacts. Definitely a point and shoot.

Link | Posted on Sep 8, 2011 at 04:47 UTC as 1st comment
On article Sony gives more detail of its OLED viewfinder (79 comments in total)

Now all I need is one receptor for each eye... in fact why not implant a processor that captures and interprets the data traveling via my optic nerve. Just transmit that data to my cloud based service provider. Don't forget to relay that (corrupt) data to the local authorities, IRS, FBI, CIA and of course my wife.

Link | Posted on Sep 8, 2011 at 04:35 UTC as 18th comment
On article Adobe announces Carousel - cloud-based image service (33 comments in total)

I would love to integrate this cloud-based service into my upcoming university course on iPad and iPhone Photography. Can I get an academic discount (just like regular software)?

Link | Posted on Sep 8, 2011 at 04:23 UTC as 7th comment
On article Mobile imaging apps - an overview (32 comments in total)

I am teaching an iPhone and iPad photography course at the local university. This information will be useful.

Link | Posted on Sep 2, 2011 at 16:40 UTC as 9th comment | 1 reply
On article dpreview expands to include printer content (29 comments in total)

I would love to learn what printers are best for printing BW fine art prints that last, work all kinds of papers and are beautiful.

Too bad manufacturers don't make a printer just for BW... that would save me money... I wouldn't have to buy the other 5 to 7 inks. Yes, they eventually dry up and die. Going to the store to buy over a half dozen $100 inks is no fun. All I wanted was BW! Some manufactures claim adding some color to your BW prints make 'em better. No way Jose.

Link | Posted on Jul 25, 2011 at 16:07 UTC as 24th comment
On article Pentax makes 645D Camera Grand Prix limited edition (58 comments in total)

I am red (not green) with envy.

Link | Posted on Jul 18, 2011 at 22:15 UTC as 26th comment
On article iPhone video enhanced by rolling shutter effect (92 comments in total)

Enjoyed the "rolling effect" youtube videos. Ninety nine percent of the DSLR videos that I produce won't be subject to "obvious" rolling shutter effect.

On the subject of photography news... I understand that your site is devoted to consumer photography. You print the usual (suspect) press releases, offer excellent analysis of products and tag them with links (make money) to vendors.

This is your niche. Yes, I would love to see diverse articles relevant to photographers (high-end printers, studio lighting, and such), but that would require a larger staff to write, edit and manage this enterprise. As a writer and photographer with a journalism degree and practical experience I know this costs a lot of money. Yes, you can do this on the cheap with interns and self-promoters, but again, that isn't quality journalism. Yes, I understand why DPReview does (only) what they do.

Link | Posted on Jul 18, 2011 at 22:04 UTC as 29th comment
In reply to:

Dr Nick Taylor: Call me old fashioned, but what use is a macro lens without an aperture ring?

The aperture on Nikkor G lenses is operated by a specific wheel on the camera - in various modes. Try it out. It works quite nicely on contemporary Nikon DSLR cameras.

Link | Posted on Jul 12, 2011 at 20:56 UTC
On article AVCHD 2.0 expands to include 1080 50p and 60p (40 comments in total)

I still prefer the film look of 24p... but to each his own.

Link | Posted on Jul 12, 2011 at 18:06 UTC as 21st comment

My first Nikon lens purchase was a macro back in 1972. This lens will be great for consumer-level cameras. Are you ready for close-ups of roses, kittens and dolls. Not me.

Link | Posted on Jul 12, 2011 at 17:57 UTC as 40th comment

Competition is fierce in the camera business. Japan and Germany dominate. China and India haven't come out with anything unique yet. Maybe Fujifilm is considering entering a niche area.

Link | Posted on Jul 6, 2011 at 18:36 UTC as 29th comment | 2 replies
On article Panasonic Leica DG Summilux 25mm F1.4 sample gallery (41 comments in total)

German manufacturers sell high-quality goods at exorbitant prices. They have captured 90% luxury car market (yes, they not only own Benz, Audi and Porsche but Rols and Bentley). As long as we perceive that German products have cachet and quality... they will keep selling us products at twice their actual value. I would buy the Panasonic 20mm f1.7... it is just as good and costs "a lot" less, but then again, some of you feel better with the Leitz Wetzlar brand around your neck.

Link | Posted on Jul 1, 2011 at 20:28 UTC as 13th comment

Will camera phones in the not to distant future have interchangeable lenses (not some cheesy attachment) .... zooms and some type of super-micro four thirds sensors. Will Apple, Microsoft, Sony, Dell and HP become the largest (phone) digital camera and video equipment providers?

Will Nikon, Hasselblad and Canon start selling phones? Will phones give way to some new technology that transmits thoughts, smells... yes, a brave new world awaits.

Link | Posted on Jul 1, 2011 at 20:20 UTC as 77th comment

Honeywell-Asahi Pentax?

Link | Posted on Jul 1, 2011 at 20:10 UTC as 78th comment
On article Pentax Q Hands-on Preview (281 comments in total)

Very cute... yes, cute sells... in Japan.

Link | Posted on Jun 23, 2011 at 05:40 UTC as 182nd comment
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