Doug J

Lives in United States 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 7 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 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...

Doug J's recent activity

  • Canon is inconsistent in RAW v. raw, here's an article in which they like "raw" usage. They do seem to use "RAW" more ...
  • The high value of the low demand lens will further limit the number of prospective buyers interested in buying both. Even more reason to sell separately or go to KEH. Cheers, Doug
  • Replied in Follow up
    Hi All, thanks for all of the recommendations. For now I upgraded the Win 10 home to Pro and set up MS Remote Desktop. It's working well and I like that I don't need the KVM hardware, this reduces ...
  • Impairment losses might also hit their asset line item "Goodwill and intangible assets", currently 388 billion Yen. Cheers, Doug
  • If you list them as a kit, you'll limit yourself to buyers that want both. It's better to sell them separately, or list prices for the camera and lens separately in the the same listing. Cheers, Doug ...
  • Replied in Yup
    Do a search on B&H for camera raincoats. Although I have "weatherproof" gear, I occasionally get caught in heavy rain in the field, don't want to test it and use a raincoat for my camera and long ...
  • I boil my camera bag between trips, makes a tasty broth. Cheers, Doug
  • Replied in Kit Lens
    That lens may be relatively inexpensive, but it's not necessarily a poor performer. Take some time to learn your camera, lens, and explore your developing shooting styles.  You may reach a point ...
  • I don't know which is the most reliable, I've only used Sandisk and haven't had  any problems. Cheers, Doug
  • The first link is to a  rumor. The second link is a report based on a rumor. Nikon hasn't announced anything yet. Cheers, Doug
  • That's odd, I don't know what the cause is. Perhaps someone else can reply with advice. Cheers, Doug
  • The subject is the "Re: 24-70...." part, it's too long to post. The subject text length in the original post was probably right at the maximum limit, replying to the post automatically adds "Re: ...
  • None that I participate in, including this one. The same is true when I'm shooting in the field and have discussions with other photogs I come across, some of whom are somewhat new. Cheers, Doug
  • I have the previous generation of the 700-200 f/2.8L IS lens and I was never satisfied with the image sharpness when used with a 2.0 TC, a 1.4 is OK, but the 2.0 leaves a lot to be desired in my ...
  • Replied in Thanks all...
    I appreciate the suggestions and user experiences, these are very helpful. Sounds like I can easily simplify the task at hand. Cheers, Doug
  • Thanks Eric, I was clueless concerning RDP before. Cheers, Doug
  • Thanks Malch, I've heard of TeamViewer but don't have experience using it. Another one to check. Cheers, Doug
  • An interesting program, I was unaware of it. Looks like it'll do the job. With this and RDP I'm curious about the lag/response time, although the laptops will be communicating locally via WiFi and ...
  • I use both of them. RDP might be the way to go, an upgrade to Win 10 pro is possible, especially when it eliminates the cable clutter. I'll read up on RDP. I considered using the input selector on ...
  • Created discussion thread KVM recommendations requested
    I’d like to get your recommendations for a KVM switch for 2 laptops to share some peripherals, both will be setup on a simple home group network; the hardware: (1) Dell Inspiron 7359, i7, 16GB RAM, ...
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