matt lit

matt lit

Lives in United States Continental Divide, CO, United States
Works as a Photographer & Photography Educator
Has a website at www.MattLitPhoto.com
Joined on Apr 19, 2002
About me:

Professional photographer and photo educator:

• Isaacson School For New Media at Colorado Mountain College
• Photojournalism at Community College of Denver/Auraria Campus

Lifetime career including photojournalist, commercial and editorial shooter, wedding photojournalist, dog photographer! Along the way I have always been a writer, editor and designer with a love of typography.

Fun means telemark and back-country skiing, mountain biking, river and lake canoeing. River running by canoe and raft.

International awards and exhibitions of my work including my Holga Toy Camera Photography.

Thrilled to still be doing this all these years (decades!) later!

More at:

ColoradoDogPhotography.com
HolgaToyCamera.com
arapahoebasinphotos.com
@ColoradoDogPhoto
fb/colorado.dog.photographer
fb/nikonfotomatt

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On article DPReview TV: Nikon Z fc hands-on preview (175 comments in total)
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matt lit: And...will I be able to put my existing Nikkor primes on it??? Will I???

The Z primes I've seen are big and ugly...I love my Fuji X-Pro2 with primes for how compact it is. The Nikkor Z primes seem overly large and I don't understand the size of the focus ring. What a shame...I really was excited for a moment.

Link | Posted on Jul 3, 2021 at 13:33 UTC
On article DPReview TV: Nikon Z fc hands-on preview (175 comments in total)
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PredatorsPrey: The biggest pro didn't get mentioned. With its brick design, you could smash the head of a thief trying to steal it from you ;-)

There was that time in Soho with my F2AS and motor drive...

Link | Posted on Jul 3, 2021 at 13:28 UTC
On article DPReview TV: Nikon Z fc hands-on preview (175 comments in total)
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matt lit: And...will I be able to put my existing Nikkor primes on it??? Will I???

Pretty much over it. The 28 z mount looks pretty plastic and the other Z primes are over-sized and poorly designed not to mention ugly. I only wanted a digital FM2n. The Df tripped and fell. We'll see about this one. At least my X-Pro 2 with it's lenses can be shot old-school.

Link | Posted on Jul 1, 2021 at 14:53 UTC
On article DPReview TV: Nikon Z fc hands-on preview (175 comments in total)

And...will I be able to put my existing Nikkor primes on it??? Will I???

Link | Posted on Jun 29, 2021 at 17:22 UTC as 25th comment | 5 replies
On article DPReview TV: Nikon Z fc hands-on preview (175 comments in total)

But are the files any good??? If the files are solid...with excellent noise handling...then, yeah...it'll be like the years I spent with my FM2n. Might lead me to ditch my Fuji X-Pro 2 system. It just might.

Link | Posted on Jun 29, 2021 at 17:21 UTC as 26th comment | 3 replies
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matt lit: Probably not a good time to buy a new Intel-based Macbook or workstation.

My Macbook Pro is limping along and needing a new, larger SSD because it doesn't have enough room to even download the newest OS update. That leaves me need to upgrade the SSD to 1 tb.

I just spent over a grand upgrading my Mac Pro workstation with a new graphics card and updated drives so that IT could be updated to the newest OS and Adobe CS.

I'll make these two powerhouses limp along until I have no choice. Sure, I looked at a very nice 16" Macbook Pro yesterday...and again, wouldn't even consider pumping $3K into a machine with a very limited life ahead of it.

How long until the Obsolete Factor arises?

I wouldn't even consider an M1-based computer until Apple has worked out all the bugs. You KNOW there will be. Let's hope Apple stands behind its product (this time) and takes care of its users with any issues that crop up on early machines.

See also: G5 liquid cooled

Mac user since 1991.

My local authorized Apple store told me Apple doesn't allow this particular upgrade (go figure). So I purchased the ADATA XPG SX8200 Pro 1TB 3D NAND NVMe Gen3x4 PCIe M.2 2280 Solid State Drive R/W 3500/3000MB/s SSD and an external case.

Hoping this goes smoothly!

Link | Posted on Dec 2, 2020 at 16:53 UTC
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matt lit: Probably not a good time to buy a new Intel-based Macbook or workstation.

My Macbook Pro is limping along and needing a new, larger SSD because it doesn't have enough room to even download the newest OS update. That leaves me need to upgrade the SSD to 1 tb.

I just spent over a grand upgrading my Mac Pro workstation with a new graphics card and updated drives so that IT could be updated to the newest OS and Adobe CS.

I'll make these two powerhouses limp along until I have no choice. Sure, I looked at a very nice 16" Macbook Pro yesterday...and again, wouldn't even consider pumping $3K into a machine with a very limited life ahead of it.

How long until the Obsolete Factor arises?

I wouldn't even consider an M1-based computer until Apple has worked out all the bugs. You KNOW there will be. Let's hope Apple stands behind its product (this time) and takes care of its users with any issues that crop up on early machines.

See also: G5 liquid cooled

Mac user since 1991.

My decision is having this done for me or buying the drive and adapter and doing it myself. 1 TB SSD.

https://eshop.macsales.com/item/OWC/S3DAB2MB10K/

Link | Posted on Nov 17, 2020 at 15:16 UTC

Here we go down the rabbit hole. 🙄 My Macbook Pro and Mac Pro workstations are going to be forced into obsolescence. I'll start saving my pennies...and before jumping let everyone else discover that the first M1 Apples aren't working right.

Link | Posted on Nov 15, 2020 at 16:06 UTC as 12th comment | 2 replies
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matt lit: Probably not a good time to buy a new Intel-based Macbook or workstation.

My Macbook Pro is limping along and needing a new, larger SSD because it doesn't have enough room to even download the newest OS update. That leaves me need to upgrade the SSD to 1 tb.

I just spent over a grand upgrading my Mac Pro workstation with a new graphics card and updated drives so that IT could be updated to the newest OS and Adobe CS.

I'll make these two powerhouses limp along until I have no choice. Sure, I looked at a very nice 16" Macbook Pro yesterday...and again, wouldn't even consider pumping $3K into a machine with a very limited life ahead of it.

How long until the Obsolete Factor arises?

I wouldn't even consider an M1-based computer until Apple has worked out all the bugs. You KNOW there will be. Let's hope Apple stands behind its product (this time) and takes care of its users with any issues that crop up on early machines.

See also: G5 liquid cooled

Mac user since 1991.

No. I'm not. I run the full Adobe Suite for my work and teaching not to mention MS Office and whatever other apps I need daily...Firefox, Chrome, Safari...etcetera. 121 GB drive with only 23 GB space left.

I don't store anything else on this laptop.

Link | Posted on Nov 15, 2020 at 16:01 UTC
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Leitz: Apple watching & logging EVERY APP YOU OPEN with new OS:

https://youtu.be/aS2lJNQn3NA

See also: Google. 🙄

Link | Posted on Nov 15, 2020 at 15:58 UTC

Probably not a good time to buy a new Intel-based Macbook or workstation.

My Macbook Pro is limping along and needing a new, larger SSD because it doesn't have enough room to even download the newest OS update. That leaves me need to upgrade the SSD to 1 tb.

I just spent over a grand upgrading my Mac Pro workstation with a new graphics card and updated drives so that IT could be updated to the newest OS and Adobe CS.

I'll make these two powerhouses limp along until I have no choice. Sure, I looked at a very nice 16" Macbook Pro yesterday...and again, wouldn't even consider pumping $3K into a machine with a very limited life ahead of it.

How long until the Obsolete Factor arises?

I wouldn't even consider an M1-based computer until Apple has worked out all the bugs. You KNOW there will be. Let's hope Apple stands behind its product (this time) and takes care of its users with any issues that crop up on early machines.

See also: G5 liquid cooled

Mac user since 1991.

Link | Posted on Nov 13, 2020 at 15:19 UTC as 13th comment | 8 replies

Seriously? Help us for free. Oh, by the way your free storage is ending.

Link | Posted on Nov 12, 2020 at 14:51 UTC as 16th comment

I just replaced my Nikkor 300f4 ED-IF AF-s/TC14 Eii with the 200-500. Obviously my Think Tank from this setup no longer fits. Can anyone tell me if the 150 will fit the 200-500 with the lens hood in place? I rig this in a drybag backpack in my canoe and want to be able to pull the camera and be ready to shoot (versus having to mount the lens hood).

Thanks.

Link | Posted on Nov 7, 2020 at 18:21 UTC as 2nd comment
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fcracer: I love that Fujifilm have been bold in introducing the X-Pro3, and it seems they’ve nailed the intent of getting tens of millions of dollars worth of free marketing for the brand. However, I do wish they had also quietly introduced a more conventional version of the X-Pro3, perhaps called the X-Pro3S. It would be the same as X-Pro3, but with a conventional screen. This is the first time I haven’t automatically upgraded to a newer technology model from my X-Pro2 :(

They will and they'll call it the X-Pro 4! ;~)

Link | Posted on Sep 24, 2020 at 14:29 UTC
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Rotherfield: As a recent Fuji convert (gone is my Nikon DSLR and Leica gear) I am still in two minds about the X-Pro 3. I still have my X-Pro 2, which I adore and prefer to the Leica M-series that I had. I've only had the X-Pro 3 for a week and I'm not sure how much better than the X-Pro 2 it is. Having been brought up on 1970s film cameras this new Fuji takes me back to what it was like then and so this way of working is not new to me and from a nostalgia point of view is hugely attractive. However, I find myself missing the fixed screen on the back. You can review in the viewfinder (not good) or fold down the screen (inconvenient), but I'm not convinced that from a practical shooting point of view what is known as chimping is such a bad thing. And if I find this a minor issue goodness knows what youngsters brought up in the digital era will think. It's like going back to telephones with a dial. I feel the X-Pro 2 still wins especially at it's currently discounted price, but I may change my mind.

Agreed! I've been researching for one of my digital students who I turned into a film shooter. Even though I shoot my Pro 2 with image preview turned off I still appreciate the convenience of reviewing when I want without a lot of ministrations to make that happen.

And yes...while so many others trash the ISO dial setup I absolutely love it and find it much simpler than fn button/command wheel spinning...it's the closest feel to my old Nikons!

I think she found a screaming deal on the Pro 3 and I know she's gonna love it. I'll hold on to my '2 and not be envious.

Link | Posted on Sep 24, 2020 at 14:29 UTC
On article Call for entries: Getty Images grants (6 comments in total)

Ah...yes, a grant and the percieved endowment of $10K all when the G monster will relicense without ever having to pay a penny or sou in royalties ever again. Boo.

Link | Posted on Apr 17, 2014 at 14:03 UTC as 3rd comment | 1 reply
On article Tamron releases image-stabilized 24-70mm F2.8 zoom (187 comments in total)
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Absolutic: I got really excited about it at first when I noticed the ad, thinking, wow, Nikon 24-70 is $1700 and it is a monster in terms of weight. I used one during a wedding and my arm was ready to give up at one point. So I see this, and thinking to myself, a light little Tamron 24-70 F/2.8 for $600 probably, where do I sign up. Yes the ring AF will be slower of course, but who cares for half the price? Then I look at the picture and see 82mm filter, and all my excitement is starting to vanish. Then I look at the specs for weight and see close to 900 grams.... Not so excited now

You're joking right? You don't get 2.8 with a small diameter...at $600 I can sell my Nikon used, buy this and bank some cash. AND image stabilization?

Sounds very good to me.

Link | Posted on Feb 6, 2012 at 19:36 UTC
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paulwright: I've just read a published a report about Google+
Not only does it remove all metadata including copyright information, it can falsely represent who created the images uploaded to it. Nasty, naughty.....

http://artists-bill-of-rights.org/news/campaign-news/google%2B-deletes-copyright-metadata/

My feeling is that this greatly lessens the value of Google+. Are you really going to post images in this competition?

YES YES YES YES YES!!! Nice to know someone else out there is reading the T&C's from these contests and websites!

Nice job!

Link | Posted on Nov 18, 2011 at 22:28 UTC

I have suggested other forums and on facebook and of my photography students:

DO NOT ENTER THIS COMPETITION.

Based upon Google's Terms and Conditions your image copyright is being grabbed by Google. The language in the terms is a clear grab. And now Google is encouraging the upload of high-resolution images.

IF YOU USE GOOGLE TO HOST YOUR IMAGES - OR SUBMIT IMAGES FOR THIS COMPETITION - GOOGLE GETS THE COPYRIGHT. Period. They can claim what they want, but the language in the T&C overrules all.

from somewhere on colorado's continental divide...

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http://blog.LITfoto.com
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Link | Posted on Nov 18, 2011 at 22:27 UTC as 2nd comment

POSTED THIS ON FB PAGE, ALSO.

Sorry to be the buzzkill here, but I would like to see this addressed. Google claims it will not exploit copyright, but the overall Google terms and conditions allow enough gray language to overrule this. I try to educate my students to beware of language like this.

Character limit doesn't allow for my full post of Google terms, so please see fb page.

https://www.facebook.com/pages/dpreviewcom-Digital-Photography-Review/77409488739

Link | Posted on Nov 11, 2011 at 23:57 UTC as 8th comment | 5 replies
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