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 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 workshop manager for the Sarasota Audubon Society.

I also contribute to the SCORE Association serving on the executive committee as a co-chair, the IT & admin chair and as a certified mentor, helping business startups and existing businesses meet their goals.

Doug J's recent activity

  • Front Side Illumination is the more traditional way CMOS sensors were/are made prior to BSI or stacked sensors introduction. Sensors only referred to as CMOS are most likely FSI. Prior to the ...
  • DPR disagrees, as mentioned in the link to the review with comparisons I posted. DXOMARk also disagrees. Do you have a ...
  • Replied in They're both FSI
    They're both dual pixel FSI. Cheers, Doug
  • Replied in Rob them back
    Locally, we consolidate most purchases so items are delivered on the same day each week and aren't individual shipments spread out on different days. Is this not available where you are? Cheers, Doug
  • Try this thread on a Canon forum, note it says you need to download and install EOS Utility 3.13.20 for Windows from the 70D support site. The poster stated it will also install version 2.0. "Downl ...
  • That was a DPR thread from March, 2020. It also discussed "pricing tiers" based on the description of the problem(s). The member posting it didn't comment on what was actually charged when Canon ...
  • You're probably right. Cheers, Doug
  • How much do you feel you were cheated out of? Cheers, Doug
  • 3 possibilities I can think of. 1. card reader 2. cable between the card reader and computer, if it's an external card reader 3. computer Typically cables and connectors are high(er) failure items ...
  • Page 19 of the law includes this definition. "STORE GIFT CARD.—The term ‘store gift card’ means an electronic promise, plastic card, or other payment code or device ..." (my emphasis) Do the ...
  • Good find. Cheers, Doug
  • I used the "toaster" style dock for several years without difficulties, but was not satisfied with needing to store the removed drive in a protective box or the wear on the connectors. I bought 2 ...
  • Replied in Fast Cameras
    I do the essentially same, except as I'm bringing the camera up I tap the shutter release and it's ready to shoot when it's at eye level. Cheers, Doug
  • Reviewing internet posts, the lack of 850 support might have begun with an update to Magician in 2017, with some speculating it's a motherboard or BIOS issue. There are lots of posts reporting the ...
  • That's unfortunate, which drive(s) do you have? Cheers, Doug
  • Samsung provides an app called Magician for their drives that reports several performance and health parameters, in addition to a few utilities. Cheers, Doug
  • Even if the devices are discontinued, the manufacturer(s) may have a solution, I expect there was a need to do what you want before they were discontinued. Cheers, Doug
  • The dry cabinets' energy consumption was very low, to the point of being insignificant. The AC uses a lot of energy, but doesn't run 24/7. The whole house dehumidifiers aren't too bad energy wise ...
  • Agreed, I lived in Singapore & China for 16 years, although the air conditioning kept the RH low, I traveled for 1-2 weeks at a time and the AC was off and the RH would climb. I used 2 electronic ...
  • It's good it worked out OK for you without a lot of grief and difficulties. Cheers, Doug
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