Lives in United States Columbus, OH, United States
Works as a Retired Law Enforcement
Joined on Sep 14, 2012
About me:

Photographer, Woodworker, Small Business Owner


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As a retired cop with 36 years of service in a large metropolitan area, I simply can't believe the number of prejudiced and dumb comments here. Yes..the officer made a big mistake. This incident should be fully investigated and appropriate action take. None of that excuses the insane comments being made here. Have any of you been a police officer, known a police officer, or had the common decency to attend a fallen officer's funeral? Have any of you given thought to the fear that police officer's families live with everyday of their lives, not knowing whether that officer will live through any given day of protecting your lives and property. An officer takes an oath to serve and protect, and at any moment of any day, he may give his life in serving you, and willingly! And yet, so many of you felt compelled to rag about coffee and donuts! I hope you will take a moment out of your lives to think about the sacrifices expected of and made by law enforcement officers on your behalf.

Link | Posted on Sep 7, 2017 at 22:30 UTC as 25th comment | 16 replies

I've done some astro-photography, used a Minolta SLR and a Celestron Scope. I have a Nikon SLR and a Canon EOS 60D with several lenses. Would love to have a nice Rolliflex or maybe a Leica. That being said..I do use my iPhone camera alot! But it's nice to have a bit more control than the iPhone offers, so I use an app called 645 Pro Mark II and a case which snaps on and off and provides a decent grip with a shutter release in a logical location.

No..the iPhone or equivalent is no SLr or DSLR! But it's controls and grip can be improved with little expense. I have a nice desktop to use with Photoshop, but am perfectly happy using my iPad Mini to read, surf the web, and watch movies in bed! But....I really don't need the desktop to accomplish those tasks. It boils down to using the proper tool for the job at hand.

Each to their own! But it isn't worth agonizing over..is it?

Link | Posted on Aug 16, 2017 at 20:29 UTC as 24th comment
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(unknown member): Phone cameras are already better than point and shoot cameras from not so very long ago.
Those older P&S cameras were good enough then for many but with all the hassle of getting people to see the photos.

Of course someone happy with the photos (and especially photos only for the here and now) from a phone who can get their family and friends to see them instantly is not going to bother with a real camera.
Those who may have ONLY had a P&S a few years ago and never needed more would wonder what all the fuss is about if they get better results from a phone than from a camera previously.....never mind the ease of sharing.
They will still hire a real photographer for weddings and the like (for now).
How long before there is a wedding pro only using phones??
I am sure it WILL happen at some point (even if the device is not JUST a phone).

My first digital camera was a Minolta Dimage 7. It cost me almost $1000 .00. It was touted as a Pro Sumer model and was a wonder at the time! That time is long past. Incidentally, when I gave it to a friend almost 10 years later..it was still taking great photos! I would not want it now..too many wonderful cameras at a lower price point, with better resolution and many more features! You just can't compare apples to oranges!

Link | Posted on Sep 2, 2015 at 17:51 UTC
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Gesture: DSLRs-the cockpit of the space shuttle is less complicated. Pentax tried to simplify the DSLR interface with the K-01, but was never followed up. No courage to rethink the camera and clearly the OEMs are locked in standardized subassemblies, dial placement, etc.

I have and love my Nikon SLR Camera. I have and love my Canon EOS 60 D DSLR. But most always, I have my iPhone with me, while my Canon and Nikon sit at home unless I am shooting for a client. As for the capabilities of the iPhone...for around $9.. try the 645 Pro Mark III software. It gives you filters, "film choice", formats covering pretty much the whole range needed. In a few words..it gives you "almost" the functionality of a DSLR. Combine the iPhone with an inexpensive shutter grip and a radio (not infrared) shutter release..and your ability to be creative goes to another level. That software has a complete menu system to adjust for ISO, white balance, JPEG, Raw "or it's equivilent". So... an iPhone has the ability to do more than just take a snapshot for Facebook! As always, the end result is up to the user and his or her vision. If you want a large print..use an SLR or a DSLR. Just don't disparage the "lowly" iPhone. It's a technological wonder at a reasonable price.

Link | Posted on Sep 2, 2015 at 17:40 UTC
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