Smaug01

Smaug01

Lives in Chicago area
Works as a electrical engineer
Joined on Jan 23, 2012

Smaug01's recent activity

  • Replied in *bump*
    I'm bumping this old thread, as this doesn't warrant yet another ranting thread about ebay, etc. My Nikon D610 recently crapped out and after getting a $375 repair estimate, I decided it was a good ...
  • Replied in Love it!
    Perfect; I wouldn't change a thing. This is one of those shots that'd be hard to make without a super-tele, and it plays to your P950's strengths. (super-tele, stabilized, not super huge, like a FF ...
  • Replied in Djinn
    I love this shot; perfect! Really good editing, too.
  • Replied in Fun shots!
    For these pix, I would dial in some more exposure compensation next time. The snow should be closer to pure white. The camera's light meter was trying hard to make it 18% gray. Crop suggestions ...
  • Replied in Tough call!
    With a fast lens, (f/1.8 or faster) we DO nearly get FF results. Especially in decent light. I'm the first to admit that with a slow lens, DoF is nearly endless and in low light it gets pretty ...
  • See the above UPDATE subthread. It's both, but I wound up going used.
  • I try hard to stay open-minded. I think staying open-minded is one of the things that keeps a person's brain young. I was surprised after the first few posts saying I shouldn't feel guilty at all. ...
  • Hike Pix, tell them how many cameras you have? (I met Hike Pix in person a couple years ago on a road trip)
  • I have to go now though, I may try that one later.
  • Replied in My take
    I like this crop because I think the 3x2 aspect ratio suits it. It's cropped in a bit, but doesn't cut off the top of that center tree, which I think looks awkward. It's centered left-to-right ...
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    Smaug Edit
  • → May I try an edit and repost it here? I would just like to re-frame it.
  • It looks like you framed it to put the antenna in the center, left-to-right. I would frame it to put the bulk of the tower centered, with the antenna a bit off to the left, and leave some room ...
  • If you call it a "photograph", I would raise my eyebrows. It is art, with the photograph as a starting point. Do you remember when Popular Photography changed its name to Popular Photography and ...
  • What you're describing is that you want a camera that is designed for photographers; something that doesn't always try to take away control; something that just gets out of the way and lets you do ...
  • ...unless you have some real reason to need portability. (1) It is likely more powerful, so will be faster (2) It (likely) has a bigger screen, which will ...
  • Replied in Tough call!
    I voted Nikon Z. I just got into the system and out of Nikon F. I also have Olympus M43 and enjoy its low weight & bulk; but it just can't match The Look of FF. Ricoh GR III for its capability & ...
  • I voted "in a few occasions..." The reason is that most of my photos lately are "decisive moment" type candid family photos. I either got the moment with acceptable technical quality or not. ...
  • → Not sharpness itself. I 100% agree with this man's opinion on the matter. https://youtu.be/G9G-r0fsJmI
  • They do have it, in video with the crop. Maybe with stills too?
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