Smaug01

Smaug01

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

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  • I took some indoor images with my FZ1000 the other day. Medium indoor light. Auto-ISO set itself to 1600, no flash. I took them in max. res. raw + jpg. I found that when I compared raw to jpg, the ...
  • Replied in FYI re. sparrows
    The reason you have 50 is because they're invasive and more competitive than native birds. English Sparrows or House Sparrows are aggressive and steal native birds' nesting sites, often tossing ...
  • Replied in Let's go guys!
    You all can bicker all day long about which one has the better image quality, or what sensor size is "the best." But you can't relax and post a funny cell phone pic?
  • For example, Nikon D610 + ~100mm macro lens and ring flash. That is the BEST. But you don't really need the best, unless you'll be printing poster-sized prints of your work, believe me. A compact ...
  • Replied in Nikon FM2n
    ^ that was the last one I bought. The last one I got was my grandpa's Olympus OM1n. I had coveted that camera since I was a wee lad. It was always so much better than what I had. Now, it is mine, ...
  • Usable. I couldn't see all the fine details and contrast, but it was plenty good enough for framing the shots, in all light. You DO have to turn the screen brightness up, though. The only situation ...
  • With the 1" sensor and the lens at wide angle (which naturally gives a deeper depth of field) you won't get much/any background blur. I think you may have to go full frame and a prime 35mm f/1.8 to ...
  • mikan did a LOT of comparisons of the two cameras last year, both in this and the Sony sub-forum. Maybe search on posts started by her. I think most of the differences can be attributed to JPG ...
  • I like the music. Old web pages with music didn't always have a way to turn it off. THAT was annoying. This has a perfectly obvious one at the top. As for the idea that 'music doesn't belong on web ...
  • I think your genre is 'street photography.' Have you checked out the street photography sub-forum? Your work would fit right in, I think. (not that it has to...) It is one of my favorite genres. ...
  • The Barcelona pix are not bad! But we can tell from the sheer quantity and variety of the FZ200 pix that you felt more inspired while carrying a real camera. With the phone, you had to pass on any ...
  • Hi Atlee, I think MOST of them are reliable and solid; it's just a matter of whether the camera meets your needs. If you find one reviewer is focusing on things that are of no importance to you, ...
  • ...but I can't figure out how to view your images at a reasonable size. I don't mind the music. It's easy enough to pause if I don't like it, but it's nothing offensive; kind of relaxing, like I'd ...
  • Just my take, but I wouldn't really consider this. The touch screen is so good, it's a shame to make it less sensitive. Sometimes, you need the tip of your finger to do something with a light ...
  • On the good side, sometimes you have a subject who doesn't want to advertise his hair loss. Or maybe you want to draw the viewer's attention more to the subject's facial expression. National ...
  • They offer amazing image quality for their size. At reasonable viewing sizes, the results look SLR-like, except for subject separation. If you open the lens up and zoom in, they can still do ...
  • You're not alone in being disappointed that those kinds of images are confused with photographs. There are several different places to draw the line. Don't let it ruin yours and your GF's ...
  • What I've been doing in those desperate situations is stitching pix together to make panoramas. iPhone's implementation of this is excellent. I think some cameras do it this way too. It's one thing ...
  • The screens can be QUITE bright. We went through the same thing years ago, when they went from optical viewfinders in favor of electronic ones. At first, everyone was all in a tizzy. GOTTA have an ...
  • ...you're a snappy dresser, for a photographer. ;-)
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