Gordon W

Gordon W

Lives in Canada American living in Eastern Ontario, Canada
Works as a Retired Graphic Designer/Photographer/Illustrator
Joined on Aug 6, 2002
About me:

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Current cameras - Nikon P1000, Panasonic FZ1000, Panasonic FZ80, Canon 60D, Canon 500D/T1i, Panasonic ZS40/TZ60, iPhone 7, DJI Mavic Mini
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Current lenses - Canon EF-S 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6 IS, Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM, Canon EF-S 10-18mm f/4.5–5.6 IS STM
58mm Canon 250-D and 500-D Closeup Lenses, 77mm Canon 500-D Closeup Lens, Tamron-F AF Tele-converter 1.4X C-AF1 MC4
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Seldom used but still working digital cameras - Nikon B700, Fuji HS50 EXR, Canon 400D/XTi, Canon S100, Fuji F550 EXR
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Past digital cameras - Fuji FinePix S1 (died), Canon 20D (scratched sensor), Konica-Minolta A2 (gave to niece), Panasonic ZS7/TZ10 (died), Sony F707 (sold), Nikon Coolpix 990 & 950 (sold)
Past film cameras - 4x5 studio camera, Mamiya 645 MF, Four 35mm SLRs (now passed on to my children as family heirlooms), Rolleiflex 6x6 TLR

Comments

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On article Zeiss ZX1 initial review (393 comments in total)
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Gordon W: I can't imagine me ever being happy with a fixed focal length camera at any price let alone the absurd price of this one. And that's saying nothing about all the other shortcomings of this camera. What a joke. I wouldn't use it if it was given to me.

Been there, done that decades ago. It would be frustrating, not liberating.

Link | Posted on Nov 19, 2020 at 18:15 UTC
On article Zeiss ZX1 initial review (393 comments in total)

I can't imagine me ever being happy with a fixed focal length camera at any price let alone the absurd price of this one. And that's saying nothing about all the other shortcomings of this camera. What a joke. I wouldn't use it if it was given to me.

Link | Posted on Nov 19, 2020 at 17:23 UTC as 113th comment | 5 replies

DPR must be hurting for content to put on the news page.

Link | Posted on Aug 21, 2020 at 20:18 UTC as 29th comment

This is a joke, right?

Link | Posted on Jul 8, 2020 at 00:34 UTC as 180th comment
On article Nikon Coolpix P950 review (229 comments in total)

In the chart you show the SX70 as not having RAW, but it does.

Link | Posted on Jun 8, 2020 at 14:08 UTC as 60th comment | 1 reply
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Gordon W: And ten good examples of why I love digital. I'd give up photography if I had to go back to film.

I shot film for 50 years and I've shot digital for 20 years and I put the same amount of time and effort into composing and taking a digital shot as I did with film, so I don't understand the often stated belief on the forums here that one has to suffer some of the limitations of shooting film to be a good digital photographer. Absolute nonsense.

As well as with digital I can photograph far more subjects because the cost consideration isn't there for subjects that wouldn't have been worth the expense of film.

Link | Posted on May 9, 2020 at 10:47 UTC

And ten good examples of why I love digital. I'd give up photography if I had to go back to film.

Link | Posted on May 8, 2020 at 19:17 UTC as 82nd comment | 5 replies

Very cool!

Link | Posted on Apr 7, 2020 at 20:02 UTC as 4th comment
On article Opinion: Film photography has found its feet again (636 comments in total)

Hey, whatever trips one's shutter, to each their own, everyone's entitled to their own opinion, but after 49 years of analog photography I switched to digital in 1999 and was freed from all the expense and limitations of shooting film and have never looked back. I can't think of one thing I miss about it, but if some people find enjoyment with it (and I do know a couple), I'm happy for them.

(BTW, Hamish. You could have said what you had to say with half the number of words, or less, and gotten your point across to more people. It got lost in the verbosity.)

Link | Posted on Mar 3, 2020 at 22:04 UTC as 104th comment | 4 replies
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Gordon W: I'll never understand why some people consider chimping to be a bad thing. Being able to review a shot right away is one of the benefits of digital and I don't want to be forced to flip down the LCD to do it. Stupid gimmicky idea. Almost as stupid as Leica's M10-D.

mrkalntms - whether I review photos right after taking them or not has absolutely nothing to do with whether or not I'm a good photographer. It’s simply taking advantage of a feature of digital photography that I didn’t have for the decades I shot film and saves me the grief of realizing after seeing the image on the computer that the camera or I missed focus on a one time opportunity that I could have shot again had I known at the time that the shot was blown. I don't review every shot right after I take it, but do often, especially if I have any doubts about its quality. AFAIC to not do that is ignorant.

Link | Posted on Sep 22, 2019 at 15:24 UTC
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Gordon W: I'll never understand why some people consider chimping to be a bad thing. Being able to review a shot right away is one of the benefits of digital and I don't want to be forced to flip down the LCD to do it. Stupid gimmicky idea. Almost as stupid as Leica's M10-D.

mrkalntms - I disagree with everything you said.

Link | Posted on Sep 20, 2019 at 22:40 UTC

I'll never understand why some people consider chimping to be a bad thing. Being able to review a shot right away is one of the benefits of digital and I don't want to be forced to flip down the LCD to do it. Stupid gimmicky idea. Almost as stupid as Leica's M10-D.

Link | Posted on Sep 20, 2019 at 20:48 UTC as 215th comment | 47 replies
On article DPReview TV: Waterproof camera shootout 2019 (114 comments in total)
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Gordon W: How useful is a waterproof camera comparison that has no testing done underwater? I would only buy one of these cameras for shooting underwater, but this comparison gives me no idea how well they work in that environment.

Be that as it may, and I don't disagree, they are still marketed as being waterproof and the video still showed very little of that. I'd love to have seen how they worked in an environment like the family swimming pool or fish aquarium, which to me would be a very plausible use for them. If being marketed as being rugged, the video showed none of that except when Chris 'accidentally' knocked one into the water. In the video they were used primarily as point 'n shoot cameras which told me nothing about their water resistance or ruggedness.

Link | Posted on Jun 23, 2019 at 00:49 UTC
On article DPReview TV: Waterproof camera shootout 2019 (114 comments in total)
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Gordon W: How useful is a waterproof camera comparison that has no testing done underwater? I would only buy one of these cameras for shooting underwater, but this comparison gives me no idea how well they work in that environment.

True, but there are cameras made specifically for very energetic 6 year olds that sell for a tenth of what these in the comparison cost.

Link | Posted on Jun 22, 2019 at 21:19 UTC
On article DPReview TV: Waterproof camera shootout 2019 (114 comments in total)

How useful is a waterproof camera comparison that has no testing done underwater? I would only buy one of these cameras for shooting underwater, but this comparison gives me no idea how well they work in that environment.

Link | Posted on Jun 22, 2019 at 19:40 UTC as 30th comment | 9 replies

And I would trust my photos with Facebook? Riiight!

Link | Posted on Jan 25, 2019 at 22:38 UTC as 15th comment | 2 replies

I haven't shot film in 19 years and there's nothing, absolutely nothing, about any aspect of the analog experience (from camera to darkroom) that I miss and would want to revisit. I have somehow managed to shoot good digital photographs without relying on gimmicks that emulate shooting analog.

Link | Posted on Oct 30, 2018 at 15:30 UTC as 45th comment

I thought this was a digital photography site.

Link | Posted on Jul 12, 2018 at 18:48 UTC as 52nd comment | 9 replies

Got to be the dumbest concept for a digital camera I've ever seen. Will probably sell like hotcakes.

Link | Posted on Oct 11, 2017 at 02:10 UTC as 133rd comment
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Adam2: Yawn, these stunts seem to pop up now and again and one can shoot a wedding or other event with a pinhole camera but does that prove? I understand paying homage to history but these events are hardly newsworthy.

Yawn indeed

Link | Posted on Aug 11, 2017 at 20:43 UTC
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