Lives in United States TX, United States
Joined on Jan 17, 2006
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Landscape, Nature and Fine Art Photography


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grcolts: No weather sealing? Why make a camera with the z mount that has no weather sealing like the lens?

Ok, I see now the camera claims to have weather resistant...don't the FF Z lens have weather sealing?

Link | Posted on Jun 29, 2021 at 18:49 UTC

No weather sealing? Why make a camera with the z mount that has no weather sealing like the lens?

Link | Posted on Jun 29, 2021 at 14:47 UTC as 28th comment | 3 replies

Wonder if the upgrade will include live composite?

Link | Posted on May 20, 2021 at 22:24 UTC as 14th comment | 1 reply

I downloaded their new X6 version and basically liked it. I did not purchase as it does not yet have a slideshow option which I use a lot. In looking at an all-round software package a slideshow option has to be there. If and when they put one in the program I most likely would purchase.

Link | Posted on Jan 11, 2021 at 17:09 UTC as 30th comment

Right after high school a friend of mine joined the military. He was stationed nearby so I visited him on base. He took me to the store on base and there I spotted a DSLR. He purchased it for me at military discount then I paid him back. It was a Yashica Electro-X with a 50mm lens. Using that camera and lens got me started in photography. Years, later I ended up with Pentax gear.

Link | Posted on Apr 17, 2020 at 13:38 UTC as 46th comment

I bought Luminar 3 and have no intention getting version 4. Reason? Promises to fix Luminar 3 was only partially honored. Until they fix 3 no more money from my pocket is going to them. The program has potential but is lost of execution.

Link | Posted on Nov 19, 2019 at 13:56 UTC as 19th comment | 1 reply
On article Hands-on with the Fujifilm X-A7 (328 comments in total)

Reminds me when Pentax was doing some innovative cameras like the K-01 in different colors.

Link | Posted on Sep 13, 2019 at 04:00 UTC as 19th comment

I think Apple is out of touch with what people really want in a computer and software.

Link | Posted on Jul 10, 2019 at 13:24 UTC as 24th comment | 2 replies
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Mortal Lion: That you even pay attention to this horse doody is unbelievable.

Funny, remember film cameras that stayed on the market a long time before new models were released? Today, the market demands a new camera every quarter or else they consider it a dead end. What is wrong with a good digital camera having a long shelf life before a new incarnation is released? I would rather see a good camera tweaked over time rather than buying a new body. Too many bodies complicate and overlap camera decisions. I know, bean counters are going to tell me that is how companies make money. Make new, discard the old. New models should only be released if they truly are a great upgrade.

Link | Posted on May 31, 2019 at 13:42 UTC

Apple Aperture program was why I went with Apple in the first place. It is really sad they did not continue to grow it and back it

Link | Posted on Apr 30, 2019 at 23:22 UTC as 53rd comment

Pentax has done a good job at producing smaller aps-c lens in their limited lens series.

Link | Posted on Feb 18, 2019 at 15:10 UTC as 53rd comment

RIP...Popular Photography, 2017.

Link | Posted on Mar 7, 2017 at 14:46 UTC as 97th comment

I agree the price seems high for m4/3rds, especially when one could purchase the new full-frame Pentax K1 for around $1800. I imagine the new Panasonic GH5 will be at least that price or higher.

Link | Posted on Nov 2, 2016 at 13:46 UTC as 102nd comment | 1 reply
On article Apple revamps MacBook Pro lineup, adds 'Touch Bar' (866 comments in total)
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Viramati: Yet another step backwards for the photographer. First we lost the non reflective screen a few years ago and now SD card reader and USB ports. I recently upgraded my mid 2012 model with an 1Tb SSD drive, 16gb RAM and hopefully it will serve me for years to come.

And, don't forget they did away with Aperture for photographers as well.

Link | Posted on Oct 29, 2016 at 13:56 UTC
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mario GTI: Better bring the "Aperture" back!

Me thinks Apple made a big mistake by choosing to do away with Aperture...that was a reason I chose Apple to begin with in the first place. Then again, what do I know?

Link | Posted on May 1, 2016 at 14:24 UTC

I don't want it as it does not come in my camera mount. :)

Link | Posted on Apr 19, 2016 at 12:48 UTC as 29th comment | 6 replies
On article Hands-on with the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7 (481 comments in total)

Takes the same battery as the G6 model so users who have that camera won't have to buy extra batteries if they already have back-ups.

Link | Posted on May 18, 2015 at 13:58 UTC as 98th comment | 1 reply
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SamTrekker: Sad state of affairs. Total disrespect for the Aperture users community not to mention a misalignment of what Apple 'had' represented to the graphics art and ardent supporter of their platform through thick & thin. No!

So very true...

Link | Posted on Apr 17, 2015 at 19:53 UTC

Yes, I too am greatly disappointed in Photos, but more importantly the decision to abandoned Aperture 3. I will think twice before purchasing any other software from Apple in the future. So, I decided to completely remove Aperture 3 from my computer and go basically with Corel's AfterShot Pro 2 for 90 percent of my processing. The other 10 percent will be done on DarkTable software. R.I.P. Aperture 3...

Link | Posted on Apr 17, 2015 at 19:52 UTC as 169th comment
On article Olympus PEN E-PL7 First Impressions Review (510 comments in total)
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David Smith - Photographer: "With a little bit of customization, the E-PL7 can be turned into a very nice camera to shoot with: one that puts key settings at your fingertips, to give a quick and enjoyable shooting experience. "

Exactly, this applies to most Olympus cameras. I feel this is one of the strong points of Olympus MFT cameras. Invest a little time and you will be rewarded.

I replaced my Canon M and lens for this Olympus EPL-7 and am so very happy I did. This camera, once set up to the way you shoot, is so much more capable. It is so much faster shooting than with the M, no delays at all. Plus, for shooting night scenes you have that wonderful live view in bulb mode. Having not used the Olympus menus it took me a little while to go through all of it but I did it. And, if I can do it anyone can! :) This camera is worth a purchase indeed.

Link | Posted on Apr 10, 2015 at 15:06 UTC
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