jalywol

jalywol

Lives in United States Capital District, NY, United States
Joined on Sep 10, 2005

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On challenge Blossoms blossoms everywhere (13 comments in total)

Some clarification in the challenge instructions would have been appreciated. A blossom, according to many dictionaries, can ALSO mean just "a flower", so technically, my image (which was disqualified) of a group of flowers should have been acceptable.

Link | Posted on May 16, 2016 at 06:16 UTC as 4th comment

No BSI sensor, no IBIS, and more expensive? Meh. I guess they really want people to buy their FF models.

Link | Posted on Feb 3, 2016 at 15:42 UTC as 404th comment | 10 replies
On article Design, looks and desire: Olympus does it again (397 comments in total)

Not sure why anyone would be surprised to see this sort of styling from Olympus. The problem is, it's expensive, has a gimmicky knob on the front where your fingers will want to sit, and, it doesn't really have any new technology in it. IF they had managed to put in a BSI sensor with better noise characteristics, and PDAF on sensor, then they would have really had something. Instead, this feels like a prettied up version of the same old same old. Sorry Oly. Looks aren't everything....

Link | Posted on Feb 1, 2016 at 17:15 UTC as 121st comment | 2 replies
On article Here at last: Nikon announces D500 (1175 comments in total)
In reply to:

RStyga: I hope the next model (D510) will address the apparent issue of small body and weight of D500; we need at least a 40% larger body and 1Kg weight to be ergonomic enough for pros and pro amateurs otherwise why bother with this "small" and "compact" camera?

I suspect he was being sarcastic.

Link | Posted on Jan 6, 2016 at 04:02 UTC

The link on this page goes to the DMC-ZS100 / TZ100, not the 100-400mm....

Link | Posted on Jan 5, 2016 at 19:20 UTC as 13th comment | 1 reply

Any image samples from it?

Link | Posted on Jan 5, 2016 at 19:03 UTC as 40th comment
On photo disney_castle in the Victorian House challenge (1 comment in total)

This is not even remotely Victorian.

Link | Posted on Dec 30, 2015 at 07:14 UTC as 1st comment

Interesting solution that a DPR user is working on:

http://www.dpreview.com/forums/post/56389545

Link | Posted on Sep 3, 2015 at 16:26 UTC as 117th comment | 4 replies
On photo First Bud! in the My Best Photo of the Week challenge (2 comments in total)
In reply to:

Andre W: Just beautiful - great capture.

Thank you!

Link | Posted on May 6, 2015 at 05:59 UTC
On photo Pattern in the Macro - Mystery Photo challenge (4 comments in total)
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valenttin: Some part of a flower. Few little drops of something sticky make me think at a sunflower...

Actually, you are correct. It is the inner part of the sunflower head, after the seeds are gone. It was sitting on a table in my yard with the sun hitting it obliquely from behind, and it lit up really nicely like that, so I took this shot.

Link | Posted on Mar 4, 2015 at 00:49 UTC
On article Opinion: The myth of the upgrade path (1594 comments in total)

I moved to M43 from a D200 and D90 when they gave me wrist and elbow pain. I loved many things about M43, including the freedom it gave me to carry (and use) many lenses on an outing, and still feel unburdened by the end of the day. However, I kept wanting more IQ...better shadows, better tonal gradation, better dimensionality...so I kept upgrading as new sensor technology was released. Each upgrade was better...but not there yet. Finally, after 4 years with M43, I switched systems to the Sony A7. I knew I would need some adapted lenses and the system would be heavier, but the body was still small enough that it did not give me pain, even with its larger lenses.

Well, for the first time since going to digital from my old film SLR, I am delighted with the IQ I am getting. As an added bonus, I am no longer looking at cameras to upgrade to. Lens lust, yeah, I still have that, though....

Moral of the story: For me, the tradeoffs were worth it, but they would not be for everyone.

Link | Posted on Feb 24, 2015 at 07:27 UTC as 92nd comment
On photo THE BRIDGES in the Wide Angle Photograph challenge (6 comments in total)

What a beautiful picture! Where was this taken?

Link | Posted on Feb 9, 2015 at 01:11 UTC as 5th comment | 1 reply
On photo AsmGLSP 006 in the Panasonic Lumix GH Series challenge (6 comments in total)
In reply to:

juju: I guess you have found the challenge winning spot then :)

Actually, I wasn't going to enter this one, since it has won before, but it's so rare to get a GH-only challenge, I couldn't resist putting it in :)

Link | Posted on Dec 15, 2014 at 01:01 UTC
On photo AsmGLSP 006 in the Panasonic Lumix GH Series challenge (6 comments in total)

No, you are not seeing double. They were both taken at the same place, but a couple of years apart. The light was serendipitously wonderful both times :) .

Link | Posted on Dec 14, 2014 at 01:41 UTC as 2nd comment
On photo Rowboats in the sky. in the Sony A7 Series challenge (5 comments in total)
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Wormsmeat: Congrats, I knew it was a good 'un when I first saw it.

Thanks, Wormy :)

Funny thing, my second entry almost came in dead last, and I like it much better....it looks wonderful printed, too. ( Speed Shop Window, (#32) http://www.dpreview.com/challenges/Entry.aspx?ID=871307&View=Results&Rows=25 )

Link | Posted on Nov 15, 2014 at 09:18 UTC
On photo Asmcr056 in the Storrmy Landscape challenge (3 comments in total)
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db.: Interesting title... ??

Oops, sorry about that. It's my coding system for size and processing status.

Link | Posted on Oct 19, 2014 at 14:39 UTC
On photo Rowboats in the A modern camera challenge (1 comment in total)

Sony A7 (announced Oct 16, 2013)

Link | Posted on Oct 17, 2014 at 05:46 UTC as 1st comment
On photo Leo in the Full Frame Sensor Challenge - Digital or Film challenge (3 comments in total)
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Ed at Ridersite: One of my favorites too. Guess some folks just don't care for cat photos :(

Thank you!

Link | Posted on Oct 15, 2014 at 03:40 UTC
On photo Toshiba PDR-M61....at the creek. in the Great memories from an old digital camera challenge (1 comment in total)

Focal length was 38mm (FF equivalent).

Link | Posted on Oct 10, 2014 at 16:33 UTC as 1st comment
On article Hands-on with the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 (305 comments in total)

I think there might be an error on page 6?

"The number of photographers who value a viewfinder of any sort will more than make up for any put-off by a 3:2 ratio screen, which doesn't quite match the shooting dimensions"

This looks like a 16:9 display, not a 3:2. Can you check on this?

Link | Posted on Sep 15, 2014 at 17:43 UTC as 68th comment | 1 reply
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