JaimeA

Joined on Jan 9, 2012

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On article Canon EOS M5 real-world sample gallery (225 comments in total)
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JaimeA: We travel quite a bit; Carey Rose's photographs (day, dusk, night) have convinced us this may be the right extra camera to take along.
Does this Canon M5 have an electronic level? Essential to align 2, 3 shots for a photomerge.

Images 36, 37, 53, 91 and 101 address our own scouting concerns perfectly (ISO, varied lens apertures, color, grain, CA, etc.). For our purposes, they are the most meaningful of a very successful set. Thank you!

Link | Posted on Dec 7, 2016 at 03:41 UTC
On article Canon EOS M5 real-world sample gallery (225 comments in total)
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JaimeA: We travel quite a bit; Carey Rose's photographs (day, dusk, night) have convinced us this may be the right extra camera to take along.
Does this Canon M5 have an electronic level? Essential to align 2, 3 shots for a photomerge.

Thank you for the fast answer.
Just thinking: It would be great if dpreview has you taking additional gallery shots for the Fuji X-T2. The resulting photographs will look at the world with a wide approach; and always in varied conditions of time and weather; outdoors and indoors - your usual way. They would have the right attitude and the eye. So far, we have mostly seen examples of what is news in the camera: focusing, speed and skin tones.

Link | Posted on Dec 7, 2016 at 02:40 UTC
On article Canon EOS M5 real-world sample gallery (225 comments in total)

We travel quite a bit; Carey Rose's photographs (day, dusk, night) have convinced us this may be the right extra camera to take along.
Does this Canon M5 have an electronic level? Essential to align 2, 3 shots for a photomerge.

Link | Posted on Dec 6, 2016 at 21:47 UTC as 32nd comment | 3 replies
On photo Yosemite Valley Reflection in Jonathan Shapiro's photo gallery (2 comments in total)

This photo is magical. We cannot stop looking at it. It is a fantastic dream. My kids are bewitched also. You have been all over; we love your work. Congrats.

Link | Posted on Nov 11, 2016 at 07:13 UTC as 1st comment | 1 reply
On article First sample images from 20MP Sony Cyber-shot RX10 III (194 comments in total)

Carey, this is another superb set of photographs. You really show the capabilities and the abilities of the camera. Makes one want to run to buy it. Wow indeed!

Link | Posted on Mar 30, 2016 at 18:53 UTC as 49th comment | 3 replies
On article Opinion: Enthusiast compacts have finally come of age (483 comments in total)

Recently I started playing with the Fuji XQ2. I just love the camera. Slides easily in and out of my pockets; the on-off switch is perfectly placed; it locks on the target instantly and takes phenomenal pictures with the same lovely colors of its brethren. The sensor is smaller but not as low as a 1/2.3, and it is only 12Mp. But who cares if it is used for medium size prints? The shots are sharp, sharp as the camera also has an excellent IS. The zoom is not as large as other compacts. Who cares, as I am not photographing birds but friends and everything else. I have not experienced any of the frustrations mentioned by the DPR reviewer. This camera is all pleasure during the shoot and certainly after, when seeing the results. Jeff, give it a try! Your mom is worth it. For what it is selling these days, it's a steal.

Link | Posted on Mar 1, 2016 at 00:36 UTC as 29th comment | 1 reply
On article Retro through-and-through: Fujifilm X-Pro2 Review (2499 comments in total)

After the silence, it is here at last! Welcome 24MP!!

Link | Posted on Jan 15, 2016 at 04:41 UTC as 554th comment
On article Inching forward? Canon PowerShot G5 X review posted (401 comments in total)

This review carries one of the most satisfying sets of sample images. Practically everything a photographer is interested in is covered.
Portraits near and far (skin color and quality), interiors and exteriors, close ups; various light sources; shots of rest and shots of action. Shots in abundant light and shots in semi-darkness and shots at night; shots of soft materials and shots of hard and shiny metals. Images where the edges can be examined …… and much more. Special thanks, Jeff Keller and Carey Rose.

Link | Posted on Dec 14, 2015 at 18:18 UTC as 123rd comment | 1 reply
On article Sony Alpha 7R II Review (2165 comments in total)
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JaimeA: Good, positive review, insightful, detailed and carefully done. But the photographs! They do a terrible injustice to the camera. Looking like a compendium of friends’ portraits on a trek to a lousy outdoors, many are overexposed, blurry and all horribly composed. There are no corners visible where one can check the sharpness or the resolution. There is no grand interior or for that matter exterior view to appreciate the virtues of the camera. If the review presents a most desirable, superb camera, the photographs shown give it a resounding lie. A friend of ours commented on how nobody on the editorial board thought of removing the offensive image of a man shoving the sole of his shoe to the viewer.
We tested the camera in the Sony showroom in New York (Madison Avenue). Based on that and now amply corroborated by dpreview’s review we will buy a couple.

Having an arsenal of Sony equipment purchased at Sony [Madison Avenue] we were able to bring and use a Sirui tripod for the test. The camera was fitted with the Zeiss 24-70mm. Exposures were done with a 2-second delay by self-timer for minimum vibration. The showroom has floor-to-ceiling windows facing the street and a 3-floor high ceiling full of shiny railings to fit showroom lights. The result is a space that has plenty of contrast and detail and straight lines from top to bottom. Examining the images later, everything stated in the Review is confirmed. A great camera with an outstanding dynamic range.

Link | Posted on Nov 18, 2015 at 17:55 UTC
On article Sony Alpha 7R II Review (2165 comments in total)

Good, positive review, insightful, detailed and carefully done. But the photographs! They do a terrible injustice to the camera. Looking like a compendium of friends’ portraits on a trek to a lousy outdoors, many are overexposed, blurry and all horribly composed. There are no corners visible where one can check the sharpness or the resolution. There is no grand interior or for that matter exterior view to appreciate the virtues of the camera. If the review presents a most desirable, superb camera, the photographs shown give it a resounding lie. A friend of ours commented on how nobody on the editorial board thought of removing the offensive image of a man shoving the sole of his shoe to the viewer.
We tested the camera in the Sony showroom in New York (Madison Avenue). Based on that and now amply corroborated by dpreview’s review we will buy a couple.

Link | Posted on Nov 18, 2015 at 16:09 UTC as 156th comment | 7 replies

Talking about photography:
This image lacks class. The family is too orderly, predictable in a bourgeois setting, aligned in an unimaginative way, obviously following instructions [now face the camera! smile!]. The good queen looks diminished. Not a hint of excitement or artistry. Testino has made many memorable images. Not this one. Paging Horst, Beaton!

Link | Posted on Aug 16, 2015 at 10:37 UTC as 27th comment | 6 replies
On article Sony reportedly shifting focus to full-frame cameras (447 comments in total)

My professional friends and I have always thought of Sony as a progressive innovator. Every new camera has something advanced and out of the ordinary, not just a twist and a new model number. A couple of days ago we were looking at travel advertising shots we did years ago with the NEX-7, a camera we used where the larger DSLR would mean refusals or permissions. As rendered by the little gem they are superb even by today’s standards. Sony’s engineers and mind pools are truly great.
Today the a7II gives us unbeatable dynamic range, great detail and beautiful colors in a small, light form.
We always welcome any release from Sony and treat it as an event. And wish them well in any endeavor because we will all gain.

Link | Posted on Aug 4, 2015 at 11:27 UTC as 36th comment | 4 replies

Extremely unappetizing menu.

Link | Posted on Jul 25, 2015 at 13:41 UTC as 115th comment

Many of these shots are overexposed or taken in a summer “mist” situation. Because of the heat and water suspended in the air by condensation the long shots appear flary and blurry. In our tests, the images taken in an urban environment come out perfectly, with rich, beautiful colors and unbelievable sharpness despite the sensor size.
When shooting this type of cameras we often set the exposure to minus .3 or minus .7 and avoid the sun getting into the lens.
The publication of these images do this tiny marvel a great disfavor by emphasizing worst case scenarios.

Link | Posted on Jul 9, 2015 at 14:25 UTC as 3rd comment
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Ramtin 813: when is the DPR review going to come out??

Probably in November 2017

Link | Posted on Jul 7, 2015 at 23:47 UTC
On photo six_of_me in the Six of Me... challenge (24 comments in total)

I like the last one, the shot with the girls and the poles.
They look like sextuplets???

Link | Posted on Jun 26, 2015 at 23:13 UTC as 1st comment | 1 reply
On photo six_of_me in the Six of Me... challenge (24 comments in total)
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R N: The left eye of the left arm wrestler looks really odd. Overall a really nice job though!

Picky, picky, picky……..!

Link | Posted on Jun 26, 2015 at 23:11 UTC
On article Flickr for iOS update brings camera roll look and feel (13 comments in total)
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Captain Hook: OMG! What have they done to the layout?!?
Lots of space is now wasted! :-(
I'm not happy. I'm using a dual screen high res (2560x1440) setup. But now lots of white spaces around my photostream. All waste... :-( I don't want that! I want efficient layout (= using entire screen) back.

Anyone knows how to restore and/or configure the layout of the flickr photostream screen?

I agree. A black background defines a picture look. A white background makes it look like cheap advertising, A really bad move, this change of background. Photoshop provides black background, and greys as you wish and feel comfortable with for creation.

Link | Posted on May 8, 2015 at 10:37 UTC
On article Sony Alpha a7 II Review (850 comments in total)
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JaimeA: We are in May; one third of the year has gone. Since the beginning of the year [2015] Nikon has issued 16 new cameras, Canon 14; Sony only 2 and they are pockets cameras.
What's happening? What gives?
We have been using Sony cameras for a long time with spectacular results.
This company has always been known for innovation in everything they make.
Still waiting for the a7000!

I had the A7 before and now I have the A7II with the 24-70 Zeiss. This last combination is getting a bit heavy to carry all day in my traveling days. So I was looking forward to an unobtrusive small camera that won't alert the guards in interesting places. I do not need wall-size enlargements; a double-page magazine spread will do. At that scale it is not obvious which shot has been done with FF or DX. The NEX-7 and later the a6000 were very useful and racked thousands of images. We got everywhere with them and were the happiest. In former times I carried a Canon 1Dx and other heavies. Not any more, now that the quality of the sensors has gotten so good.

Link | Posted on May 5, 2015 at 21:06 UTC
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