Don Paluh

Lives in United States NY, United States
Works as a Photographer/Graphic Designer
Has a website at
Joined on Feb 27, 2004
About me:

formerly a free-lance magazine, then, commercial/industrial photographer.
Currently supervise nyc-area art department for promo company with free-lance
clients as well


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On article Judge strikes down fine against drone photographer (130 comments in total)

If I am reading this correctly, the article states the FAA wanted to penalize him with a fine for flying recklessly, not because he was getting paid. The fact that he is a paid professional and not a hobbyist is the reason they are saying they can regulate him.

Eventually some kid at a soccer game will get hurt, and there will be rules.

Link | Posted on Mar 17, 2014 at 02:38 UTC as 17th comment

Definitely needs to be for iPhone 5 with the better camera: I'm guessing that'll happen soon.

In looking at the other comments:

I don't think it's so much gear to carry: you could leave it all in your lap-top bag easily.

And regarding the Nokia Lumina 920, it seems the only advantage it has over the iPhone 5, camera wise, is better image stabilization though the iPhone 5 camera is image stabilized as well. So, for me, it's not worth dealing with Windows (I've had Windows-based phones before: I know, this time they got it right) or losing all my iPhone/iPad apps, ability to remote control my Keynote presentations, Find my iPhone, and iCloud synch: which will keep getting better, etc.

Link | Posted on Sep 27, 2012 at 19:41 UTC as 17th comment | 4 replies
On article Nikon D4 & D800: What do the Professionals Think? (376 comments in total)

Video and Live-View questions. I had the Nikon D3s. And to shoot video at the highest quality, you could only shoot for a few minutes continually (I can't remember the exact number), and then the video time increased with appropriate decreases in video resolution.

Also the Live View mode was a real hassle to get into: you had to pick Tripod mode or something and click around quite a bit. I mostly use the viewfinder, but I'd like option to compose from the screen as you can on almost every other camera.

Does anybody know how these are handled on the D4 or D800?

Link | Posted on Feb 23, 2012 at 22:35 UTC as 53rd comment

I am excited to see this. I loved my Fuji S3 and S5 bodies. The image quality was amazing for the era. Of the few complaints I had, most could be attributed to the low-end Nikon bodies they were based on: slow auto-focus, non-ruggedized bodies, crop factor, to name a few.

I always thought it was a shame that they based their system on that of another camera maker (nothing against Nikon), since Fuji makes some excellent lenses for professional video cameras and large-format view cameras. So it's not like they don't have the optical technology: in fact they have some of the best.

I also like that they have tried different sensor technologies over the years. And now they can cash in on all that and bring out a new system. I'll bet the first body is great, and then they will get better.

As the sensor technology advances, we can have high-quality images from a sensor that is a little smaller than full-frame: yet still up there. I think they made a good call on the sensor size. I'm happy!

Link | Posted on Jan 11, 2012 at 18:10 UTC as 26th comment
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