alfredo_tomato

alfredo_tomato

Lives in United States Bluegrass region, KY, United States
Works as a retired
Joined on Mar 2, 2010
About me:

old fart

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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? (764 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? (764 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? (764 comments in total)

First Camera was the Kodak Brownie Six-20.

Link | Posted on Nov 4, 2016 at 14:44 UTC as 535th comment
On article Modern Mirrorless: Canon EOS M5 Review (1599 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 (263 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 (1160 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
On photo P1000319 in dpreview review samples's photo gallery (8 comments in total)

Bring back those wonderful offenhauser powered roadsters. You could actually see the driver.

Link | Posted on May 28, 2015 at 17:02 UTC as 3rd comment
On a photo in the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7 Sample Gallery sample gallery (8 comments in total)

Bring back those wonderful offenhauser powered roadsters. You could actually see the driver.

Link | Posted on May 28, 2015 at 17:02 UTC as 3rd comment
On article Field Test: Sigma 19mm, 30mm and 60mm F2.8 DN lenses (169 comments in total)
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garyknrd: Since M4/3 is an open system. Does that mean the AF will be just as good as the OEM's?

They are fast on mft. I really like the 30mm.

Link | Posted on May 9, 2015 at 01:04 UTC
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polizonte: I have always used iPhoto and LR but the new "Photos" App Editing features are more limited than ever...too bad.

I thought that at first, but after working with about 100 photos, I am getting the hang of it. I start off in Photos, and finish off in GIMP.

I find little use for the filters, but maybe some day down the road. They are a blunt object that can be tweaked in edit.

The straightening tool is much better than the one used in iPhoto.

The crop function needs the ability to set a default aspect. It keeps defaulting to freeform.

I'd like to be able to export to GIMP or other applications from Photos.

Link | Posted on Apr 12, 2015 at 17:35 UTC
On article A Compact PEN: Olympus Stylus SH-2 Hands-on (150 comments in total)
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Franz Weber: I simply can not see any improvement over the SH1:
Where is the tiltable screen? Where is the micro usb charging plug?
Where is the brighter lens?

I liked the SH1. But this cam does not improve in any way.

The 5 Axis IS?

Link | Posted on Mar 11, 2015 at 15:56 UTC
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Kekal B Hollow: best product of the year? sigma DP2Q...

Somebody had to say it.

Link | Posted on Jan 23, 2015 at 20:45 UTC
On article Panasonic Lumix G 20mm F1.7 ASPH Review (8 comments in total)

This is a fine lens. The colors will knock your eyes out.

Yes, AF isn't blazing, but it's fast enough for the type of photography I do. I've been shooting Manual lenses, so I might be sensitive to any lag, no matter how small.

Link | Posted on Nov 12, 2014 at 04:36 UTC as 4th comment
On article Samsung NX1 real-world sample images (324 comments in total)

I like the skin tones.

Link | Posted on Nov 12, 2014 at 03:28 UTC as 59th comment | 2 replies
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