Gordon W

Gordon W

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

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Current cameras - Canon 60D, Canon 500D/T1i, Canon S100, Nikon B700, Panasonic FZ1000
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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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Inactive digital cameras - Canon 400D/XTi, Fuji HS50 EXR, Fuji F550 EXR, Panasonic FZ200, Panasonic ZS40/TZ60
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Past digital cameras - Fuji FinePix S1 (died), Canon 20D, Konica-Minolta A2, Panasonic ZS7/TZ10 (died), Sony F707, Nikon Coolpix 990 & 950
Past film cameras - 4x5 studio camera, Mamiya 645 MF, Four 35mm SLRs (now passed on to my children as family heirlooms)

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Gordon W: I'll never understand the popularity of the Instax and especially don't understand how putting it on a quadcopter is newsworthy. Must have been a really slow news day at DPR. Clever title though.

A small wallet size photo isn't going satisfy my definition of art regardless of its content but if you're happy with it, I'm happy for you. There's no accounting for taste.

Link | Posted on May 27, 2016 at 01:15 UTC

I'll never understand the popularity of the Instax and especially don't understand how putting it on a quadcopter is newsworthy. Must have been a really slow news day at DPR. Clever title though.

Link | Posted on May 24, 2016 at 17:18 UTC as 16th comment | 2 replies

No RAW, no deal.

Link | Posted on May 11, 2016 at 14:45 UTC as 11th comment | 3 replies
On article Leica Q In-depth Review (1153 comments in total)
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rjmccor: I don't consider myself a fanboy of Leica mainly due to price considerations. Having said that, I did buy the Q last June and never had a second thought.

The lack of button customization is an annoyance that I wish Leica would fix with a firmware update but, I've learned to live with it because the IQ of photos is superb!

Banding - what banding? I've taken a LOT of low light photos and haven't noticed the banding mentioned. Maybe my exposure settings are minimizing it.

The body is great for carrying around save a little heavy. But with the grip and a wrist strap it's not a problem.

This is a great camera for street photography (or any usage really). The images I got from a day in Philadelphia last August were excellent with a lot of character. No doubt courtesy of the great lens.

I do wish it had a built in flash.

Personally, I think the Q should have eked out a Gold rating but considering this is a more technical review I won't quibble with DPR's final score.

Me saying, "Being restricted to 28mm would be extremely confining" is a statement of fact, not an opinion. If you don't find 28mm limiting, you shoot a very narrow range of photography, but only a small fraction of what I shoot could effectively be photographed at 28mm. Shot a small bird this morning at 1,200mm and still had to crop it some. At 28mm, you couldn't have even seen it in the frame, let alone show feather detail.

Link | Posted on Mar 30, 2016 at 14:47 UTC
On article Leica Q In-depth Review (1153 comments in total)
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rjmccor: I don't consider myself a fanboy of Leica mainly due to price considerations. Having said that, I did buy the Q last June and never had a second thought.

The lack of button customization is an annoyance that I wish Leica would fix with a firmware update but, I've learned to live with it because the IQ of photos is superb!

Banding - what banding? I've taken a LOT of low light photos and haven't noticed the banding mentioned. Maybe my exposure settings are minimizing it.

The body is great for carrying around save a little heavy. But with the grip and a wrist strap it's not a problem.

This is a great camera for street photography (or any usage really). The images I got from a day in Philadelphia last August were excellent with a lot of character. No doubt courtesy of the great lens.

I do wish it had a built in flash.

Personally, I think the Q should have eked out a Gold rating but considering this is a more technical review I won't quibble with DPR's final score.

"This is a great camera for street photography (or any usage really)"
Any usage? Seriously? You must have very limited uses for a camera. Being restricted to 28mm would be extremely confining. I wouldn't pay $42.50 for a camera with a fixed focal length lens, let alone $4250, no matter who made it or how good the rest of the camera was.

Link | Posted on Mar 24, 2016 at 16:49 UTC
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richardalanfox: No RAW?

The Nikon website also shows the B700 as having RAW, so I'd say there's no doubt about it...

http://nikon.com/news/2016/0223_cpx_02.htm
http://imaging.nikon.com/lineup/coolpix/b/b700/spec.htm

Link | Posted on Feb 23, 2016 at 15:37 UTC
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richardalanfox: No RAW?

The B700 is showing as having RAW.

Link | Posted on Feb 23, 2016 at 06:31 UTC
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Gordon W: Any bets on how long before Adobe buys this product and kills it like they've done with others before?

FontMonger, PageMaker, GoLive just to name three off the top of my head, all products that I had used and loved, along with FreeHand, all of these Adobe ended up buying and killing. I was a beta tester for FontMonger, which was an amazing little font product but was a threat to Adobe's fonts. FreeHand was more intuitive and far easier to use than Illustrator.

Link | Posted on Jul 11, 2015 at 10:46 UTC

Any bets on how long before Adobe buys this product and kills it like they've done with others before?

Link | Posted on Jul 10, 2015 at 11:55 UTC as 33rd comment | 9 replies
On article Beautiful Dreamer: Garret Suhrie's moonlit landscapes (57 comments in total)

Saw a few shots lit with early and late light and northern lights, so the 'moonlit' in the title is quite misleading. Great photography though.

Link | Posted on Jan 4, 2015 at 15:00 UTC as 25th comment | 1 reply
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phototransformations: Anyone know a direct download link to ACR 8.6? My Photoshop machine is not connected to the Internet. Thanks!

Yes, it was there because I used it not long after the article was posted.

Link | Posted on Aug 2, 2014 at 01:43 UTC
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phototransformations: Anyone know a direct download link to ACR 8.6? My Photoshop machine is not connected to the Internet. Thanks!

The link is also above at the bottom of this DPR article.

Link | Posted on Aug 1, 2014 at 07:27 UTC

Nice tips (and music)

Link | Posted on Jul 12, 2014 at 13:14 UTC as 33rd comment
On article Portfolio: Photography student Luke Evans (157 comments in total)

Is Luke related to someone at DPR? Can't imagine why else his work would be featured here. A couple of those images are somewhat interesting, a couple of them are utter trash, none of them move me in the slightest.

Link | Posted on May 26, 2014 at 13:17 UTC as 50th comment | 5 replies
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Gordon W: No RAW, no deal!

I certainly won't.

Link | Posted on Jan 29, 2014 at 18:34 UTC

No RAW, no deal!

Link | Posted on Jan 29, 2014 at 09:05 UTC as 20th comment | 3 replies
On article Behind the Shot: Lost in Space (89 comments in total)
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Kim Letkeman: Lovely image from the mountain upwards ... the water is incongruently devoid of the Milky-Way and filled with blurred and too bright individual stars. Although it was shot legitimately, this is a case where subduing the stars in the water part of the image and perhaps overlaying at least a hint of a reflection of the Milky Way would -- in my opinion at least -- dramatically enhance an already very nice image.

Agree with Kim.

Link | Posted on Sep 20, 2013 at 12:36 UTC
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Thomas Kachadurian: Nope. I'm not going to depend on them for software. I'll own it, or I won't use it.

Well said

Link | Posted on Sep 5, 2013 at 01:17 UTC

Can't imagine a camera I'd have less use for.

Link | Posted on Aug 25, 2013 at 18:31 UTC as 30th comment | 4 replies
On article Forum updates (68 comments in total)

Well done, DPR. I like the new features (which all seem to work properly) and just posted a somewhat lengthy forum reply that didn't vanish when I clicked on the 'Post' button. I might actually start to like the new forum design better than the original.

Link | Posted on Jun 13, 2013 at 16:16 UTC as 22nd comment
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