Doug J

Lives in United States FL, United States
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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 1DMkIII, I replaced a S45 with a S100 for travel & casual shooting.

I use an iPhone X for more casual, quick stuff, I expect to add a mirrorless body to replace the 1DIII at some point.

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 100-400 f/4.5-5.6L IS II
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...

I'm the past workshop manager for the Sarasota Audubon Society.

I also contribute to the SCORE Association serving as the Associate District Director for SW Florida, the IT & Admin chair of our local chapter, and as a certified mentor, helping business startups and existing businesses meet their goals.

Doug J's recent activity

  • This isn't limited to camera and display companies, most companies either hold back new developments or limit production to minimize investments and keep prices high, or do both. Consider ...
  • I didn't know this either, was curious so I looked up their history. Cheers, Doug
  • "A brief history: KEH Camera Brokers was founded in 1979. We began advertising in Shutterbug Magazine to buy and sell high-quality used photo equipment for professionals, serious amateurs, and ...
  • True, however, the failure rate versus time or cycles is a key metric. The Mean Time Before Failures is frequently tracked to determine performance. You still haven't provided any data that ...
  • Replied in Yes
    You should consider taking your advice. You've speculated on a failure without experiencing the alleged problem, haven't provided any proof of the problem reported by others, nor provided ...
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    Many polymers, and their coatings,  are formulated to resist UV damage and oxidation under near-constant exposure. Window and door frames, car parts including body panels, and outdoor furniture ...
  • Some people may say and do this, on the other hand, many differentiate between needs and wants, and manage their budgets and purchases well. True when companies are controlled by governments when ...
  • Replied in Break a lens!
    I dropped a Canon EF 17-40 f/4 L out of my bag onto concrete, $300 to repair the AF. Cheers, Doug
  • Spring and early summer are independent of the hemisphere, different times of the year but still represent a change to warmer weather, flora growth, etc. Cheers, Doug
  • Also as a backup to what they shoot with, or for an additional shooter. Cheers, Doug
  • I use the Samsung software to image my primary drive to an internal backup drive of the same Samsung type monthly. 2 mouse clicks and it clones the drive, simple and easy, and the clone tests well. ...
  • Yes. There is enough information available for me to make a decision without the need to handle the camera I intend to buy. Cheers, Doug
  • That's a good approach. The seller can also check what the item is listed for on the website(s) of the company/companies being considered. Cheers, Doug
  • You made my point. Two of the top priorities a company needs are to focus on value delivered and customer satisfaction, or they won't survive in the long-term. Within a company there are divisions, ...
  • Without revenue, companies could not fund R&D, manufacturing, operations, etc., and they would fail. Well-run companies rely on customer satisfaction and value delivered to their customers to ...
  • Lol, why not, as long as there aren't dirty diapers in the bag ;-) For some it might be more practical than carrying a safe in a car (not an SUV) when there isn't enough room in the trunk (boot). C ...
  • Requires a paid subscription to read articles. Cheers, Doug
  • Put them in a bag with a label legible from the outside that says Dirty Diapers. Cheers, Doug
  • It was reported that Microsoft lost a total of $8 billion on this phone fiasco. Cheers, Doug
  • A recent tread on the topic with some suggestions and observations. Cheers, Doug
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