Doug J

Lives in United States living in Asia for the past 12 years, home is in, FL, United States
Has a website at
Joined on Dec 9, 2002
About me:

Various film bodies beginning in the 60's, including medium format, later a Minolta SRT 201; some misc. digital P&S cameras and eventually moved to Canon 10D; now shoot with a 30D & 1DMkIII, I replaced a S45 with a S100 for travel & casual shooting.

I use an iPhone 5s for more casual stuff lately, I'll probably add a mirrorless body to replace the 30D for shots beyond what the iPhone & S100 can do. Although I really like a "fit in the pocket" camera like the S100.

Lenses are a key part of photography gear, what I currently shoot with:

EF 20mm f/2.8
EF 24mm f/1.4L
EF 17-40mm f/4.0L
EF 50mm f/1.4
EF 24-70mm f/2.8L
EF 28-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS
EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS
EF 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 DO IS
EF 300mm f/4.0L IS
EF 300mm f/2.8L IS
EF 800mm f/5.6L IS

Tripods, monopods, heads, a 4th Dimension Mongoose M3.6 gimbal, flashes, flash extender, plus the routine assortment of parts & pieces. I'm still looking for skill....

In spite of my limitations, many of my photos have been published. Even a blind squirrel gets lucky sometimes and finds a nut...

Doug J's recent activity

  • DPR said it has been fixed Cheers, Doug Bird galleries on PBase General photography galleries on PBase
  • Replied in Dry cabinets
    I live in a high humidity environment. Cheers, Doug
  • I'm in warm, humid Singapore and change lenses without hesitation. Cheers, Doug
  • Meaningless comment, we need to speak in terms of exposure times. Optical is not physical movement of the sensor, again you need to learn the different techniques, their pros and cons, before ...
  • I commented that there is no such thing as optical IBIS, do you disagree? It shows the OP lacks knowledge related to image stabilization techniques. Which spelling mistake? I do make typos. I would ...
  • Go back and read the posts. I haven't claimed or suggested anything. I asked your references and experiences to support your claims. We'll see when the camera is reviewed, as I've continuously stated.
  • You need to improve your reading comprehension. Where did I say it had IBIS? Go back and reread the posts, hopefully with a second pass through you might begin to understand what was posted. Cheers, ...
  • You don't understand image stabilization. There is no such thing as optical IBIS stabilization, nor how you've described the application of stabilization usefulness only for "long" exposures. What ...
  • Is this the best you can offer to support your claims? Note, these were strong statements you made, without references. You posted from a position of personal knowledge, implying experience. And ...
  • Too early to decide, the M5 was only announced, only specs and a preview, and no reviews have been posted. I would never make a purchasing decision based on what I've seen so far. Cheers, Doug
  • In the IBIS scenario the image is physically shifted relative to the sensels, in digital shift the camera processor measures the necessary shift and adjusts the sensel processing. Why is one better ...
  • Good public service announcement, I'm actually devastated. Does this mean we'll have to wait for actual performance results, by competent reviewers, to learn how effective it is? Cheers, Doug
  • I use a Creative Commons license for my photo galleries, I also post a lot of bird photos on Wikipedia under their CC license. Not bragging or boasting, but when I do a Google image search on some ...
  • More likely they are buying what they have decided meets their needs, over priced is relative. Cheers, Doug
  • Well done for your ancestors. Are you following in their footsteps? Cheers, Doug Bird galleries on PBase General photography galleries on PBase
  • People generally buy what they need (want) and works for them, no surprise. What type of photography does your friend intend to do - home snapshots, action & sports, wildlife, events, clubbing, etc. ?
  • Upgrade when you need to and can comfortably afford it. Cheers, Doug
  • Well said Walter, subtlety is difficult on forums and can lead to interpretations other than what was intended. Thank you & happy shooting. Cheers, Doug
  • Why would you say this? Helen has been very helpful in intervening in issues and helping to sort them out. You are way off base with this masked attack, and you owe her an apology. Man up. Cheers, Doug
  • Try a Google search on his user ID, there might be some relevant hits. Cheers, Doug
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