Lives in United States Bluegrass region, KY, United States
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Don't forget your remote shutter.

I use an old lens bag filled with dry beans to act as a stabilizer

Link | Posted on Jul 1, 2017 at 02:37 UTC as 12th comment

I have an Olympus EPM2 bought used, and a LUMIX 20mm also bought used. Total cost $400. If I feel cheeky, I put on my used LUMIX 14mm.

Link | Posted on May 16, 2017 at 00:06 UTC as 83rd comment
On article Bang for the Buck: Olympus OM-D E-M10 II Review (719 comments in total)
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PEMoriarty: I purchased an original M10 and had terrible battery issues. It went back to Olympus with no good results. Is mine a singular experience? I really liked the camera but eventually had to return it which was an unbelievable pain.

Mine works fine. I turned off the WiFi and that saves batteries.

Link | Posted on May 13, 2017 at 20:49 UTC
On article $138,000 unboxing video! (25 comments in total)
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ChicagoRob: The Arri Alexa wipes the floor with this thing.

Game of Thrones is captured on the Arri Alexa

Link | Posted on May 5, 2017 at 18:26 UTC

As a country boy, my first thought was a 12 ga, but I like my EM10 and the Lumix 20 for my shooting. I like light overcast days for the colors. Today I am going to take my 14mm.

Most of all, I like photos of those looking at the flowers.

Link | Posted on Apr 17, 2017 at 18:51 UTC as 6th comment | 1 reply
On article Pentax KP Review (662 comments in total)
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Roland Karlsson: I have to say - I do not like the interchangeable grip. I would absolutely always use the biggest one, and really would like an even bigger one for a deeper finger grip.

Doing so, then the meager battery life would be solved.

Make one out of self setting rubber. I did that with the Oly EPM2 grip.

Link | Posted on Mar 29, 2017 at 14:56 UTC
On article Throwback Thursday: Our first cameras (392 comments in total)

Brownie Six 20 or Six 16

It's been about 60 years, so the memory fades.

Link | Posted on Mar 18, 2017 at 16:41 UTC as 75th comment | 1 reply
On article Fujifilm X100F pre-production sample gallery (235 comments in total)
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marike6: Prefer these to the M10 samples. Excellent sharpness, Fuji colors, the metering seems more accurate. Really want this camera or a nice mint condition X100S for half the price.

Why torture me with a new Fuji X100f?

Anyone have info on the image with text on the wall? What a beautiful statement.

Link | Posted on Jan 23, 2017 at 17:47 UTC
On article Submit your best shots of 2016! (79 comments in total)

You best not fiddle with our thermostat. My wife will knuckle your head.

Things? There's only one Thing and it was on the Addams family.

Thanks for the showcase.

Link | Posted on Dec 17, 2016 at 16:03 UTC as 7th comment
On article DPReview Asks: What was your first camera? (766 comments in total)
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NoMirror99: Yashica TLR 120mm film. Great camera: $29.50 at the PX at Kelly Barracks, Stuttgart, Germany 1969. And a fabulous on base photo lab operated by Al Niederegger, a superb photographer, and teacher.

I loved my Yashica D that I bought at my PX in Asmara Eritrea. We had our own photo lab. No teacher, we had to do our own research. My next was a Pentax Spotmatic.

Link | Posted on Nov 4, 2016 at 15:00 UTC
On article DPReview Asks: What was your first camera? (766 comments in total)
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Jay A: Kodak Brownie Super 27 from 1961

That is a Brownie I don't remember. Cool

Link | Posted on Nov 4, 2016 at 14:54 UTC
On article DPReview Asks: What was your first camera? (766 comments in total)

First Camera was the Kodak Brownie Six-20.

Link | Posted on Nov 4, 2016 at 14:44 UTC as 537th comment
On article Modern Mirrorless: Canon EOS M5 Review (1643 comments in total)
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Eric Glam: The battery life says it all - meaning, it's not for me.
Thanks, but no thanks, Canon.

Part of the battery life numbers could be the always on wi fi. Extra batteries are not that expensive.

No IS for stills? That is a deal breaker for me. IBIS has spoiled me.

Still I am happy that Canon is putting in the effort. Keep at it guys and gals.

Link | Posted on Sep 15, 2016 at 18:38 UTC
On article Medium-format mirrorless: Hasselblad unveils X1D (1179 comments in total)

Oh yes! a Mega 4/3

Link | Posted on Jun 22, 2016 at 13:58 UTC as 258th comment

Oh, it will mount on my Olympus EPL1.

I'd rather have the Titanium.

Link | Posted on Jun 20, 2016 at 23:01 UTC as 46th comment
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parallaxproblem: The Box Brownie and its successors were indeed incredibly important and influential

The Polaroid? Not so much I think... more relevant to the bedroom and subsequent low-level blackmail I suspect, though I'm a bit too young to be sure. Certainly the phrase 'we have the Polaroids' appears to have had a certain significance in that period

The iPhone wasn't the first, but it shook up the industry, sent it into a new direction, and has had profound effect on our society.

Remember, the Brownie wasn't the first camera, the Model T wasn't the first car.

Link | Posted on May 9, 2016 at 14:00 UTC
On article Hell on Earth: Shooting in the Danakil Depression (67 comments in total)

I lived in Eritrea (pre independence) for three years, but never made it down to the Afar region. Some friends travelled there and had an incident. They came upon an Ostrich in the road. They pulled up to it to make it move. It didn't. The driver blew the horn and that startled the Ostrich. It kicked the radiator, causing a leak.

They were lucky they had another car that towed the disabled vehicle to civilization.

Link | Posted on Jan 23, 2016 at 15:53 UTC as 27th comment | 2 replies
On article Hands-on with the Fujifilm X70 (262 comments in total)
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brownie314: $200 for optical viewfinder - wtf?

That's why God invented eBay. ;)

Would the Ricoh GV-1 work?

Link | Posted on Jan 19, 2016 at 16:54 UTC
On article Good genes: Samsung NX500 review posted (523 comments in total)

Doggoneit. I wanted Samsung to survive. I knew they had it in them to make excellent cameras, but it came too late.

Trying to find one in a big box store in the US was nearly impossible. Now that they have shuttered their operations, it's going to be a bit harder.

Link | Posted on Nov 9, 2015 at 15:43 UTC as 95th comment | 6 replies
On article Leica Q In-depth Review (1166 comments in total)
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Anadrol: The RX1 does enter a large jacket pocket, the RX2 should even be smaller...

The Leica Q is too big to enter a pocket, what's the advantage then to have a fixed lens ???

If it's in your pocket, you aren't using it.

Link | Posted on Jun 10, 2015 at 16:12 UTC
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