Tom Goodman

Tom Goodman

Lives in United States Philadelphia, PA, United States
Has a website at www.tomgoodman.com
Joined on Sep 23, 2007

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On article Archos to make Kodak-branded Android tablets (141 comments in total)
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Fujica: — Make America Great Again —
With Kodak? - The US is becoming more of a joke each day.
What a parody this is.

"Make America 1950 Again!"

Link | Posted on Feb 16, 2017 at 20:15 UTC
On article iPhone 7 Plus survives 13 hours in icy Russian river (98 comments in total)

You won't mind if I am unimpressed by news coming out of Russia???!!!

Link | Posted on Jan 24, 2017 at 19:15 UTC as 37th comment | 16 replies
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photo_rb: Was there an addendum for the exploding washing machines?

I know what you mean. We live in an age of internet reviews and rather than help me make choices I find them very confusing. An item can have a 4.3 rating but those negative ratings (once one reads them and verifies the person isn't just grinding an axe) give one pause. It rarely comes down to a matter of taste unless a negative reviewer gives a poor rating because they wanted the item in brown but it only comes in black. So many of the negative reviews are thoughtful, documented and reason to hesitate. For all of the information at our fingertips these days, the decision is complicated for virtually any item that has more than one moving part or circuit.

Link | Posted on Jan 24, 2017 at 13:50 UTC
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photo_rb: Was there an addendum for the exploding washing machines?

Ah, yes, the washing machines. I had to have my Samsung washing machine repaired because of the potential explosion and it was quite the painful experience. I also have a Samsung "Smart" TV which is the least intelligent electronic device I have ever owned. Samsung could not give me one of their products going forward. Three strikes and they are out.

Link | Posted on Jan 24, 2017 at 12:51 UTC
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SELEES: All of this nonsense could have been avoided if Samsung and all other players, namely APPLE, would get it out of their heads that we consumers are desperate for a thinner phone.

I have NEVER heard anyone, after getting their new Apple iPhone or Samsung Note etc, say, "Love the phone but gee I wish it was thinner!" No!

We all want others things like, better camera, better battery life (ie: thicker, bigger longer lasting) and in the case of Apple in particular, a MicroSD card slot so that we can add our own memory expansion without the Apple Tax!

Hardly rambling

Link | Posted on Jan 24, 2017 at 12:49 UTC

If you need a Steadicam you won't be using a smartphone.

Link | Posted on Jan 6, 2017 at 17:44 UTC as 7th comment
On article 2016 DPReview Readers' Best Shots: People (93 comments in total)
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timo: I wish people would back-off on the post-processing. All of these are intrinsically great shots, but some of them have been ruined on the computer.

None more so than the first image.

Link | Posted on Jan 3, 2017 at 13:13 UTC
On article TIME releases 100 most influential images of all time (165 comments in total)
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KKJohn: Where is Eugene Smith's photo of mother bathing her son in the Japanese Minamata mercury poisoning? That had an amazing impression on me at the time, and besides being a great photo, it helped start community and government action against the dangers of industrial pollution.

You might add Dorothea Lange's Migrant Mother, Arthur Rothstein's Dust Bowl, etc.. I think it fair to say that each generation or two has in its collective mind's eye "iconic images". Jack Ruby shooting Lee Harvey Oswald.

Link | Posted on Nov 18, 2016 at 17:47 UTC
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Tom Goodman: Nicephore Niepse. I've got plenty of time.

Oops! Niepce. At least a few people got it. My MAL

Link | Posted on Nov 17, 2016 at 14:19 UTC

Nicephore Niepse. I've got plenty of time.

Link | Posted on Nov 16, 2016 at 17:29 UTC as 67th comment | 2 replies

I have owned and used a Canon Powershot SD850, Canon Powershot S95, a Nikon D300, a Nikon D700, a Sony DSC RX100. and a Nikon D750. I have produced images I value on all of them and I have exhibited and sold images from each of them. In the end, professional is defined by the ends, not the means.

Link | Posted on Nov 15, 2016 at 20:43 UTC as 70th comment | 6 replies
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Fujica: So semi-pro is only for those cameras that are 35mm sensor format (or larger).

Don't tell that to those hundred of thousands of photographers that earn their money in photography with their Nikon D500 / D300, Fujifilm X-T1, X-Pro2, Canon 6D or 7D MKII, and then there are still many photographers that can earn a living with photography with even less capable cameras.

The presumption that sensor size determines if a camera is 'semi-pro' or that only full frame cameras are used by (semi-)professionals is absolutely ridiculous.

Ultimately, your conclusion can be translated thus: Professional is defined by results, not means!

Link | Posted on Nov 15, 2016 at 20:36 UTC
On article Google publishes gallery from upcoming Pixel smartphone (158 comments in total)

When I only have my cellphone with me and I see something that intrigues me visually my first reaction is one of regret I do not have a quality camera with me and my second reaction is to wonder whether or not I could phone home and have that camera delivered!

Link | Posted on Oct 11, 2016 at 12:50 UTC as 13th comment

But can I make phone calls from it?

Link | Posted on Oct 6, 2016 at 17:43 UTC as 47th comment | 1 reply

The developers of this software have too much time on their hands.

Link | Posted on May 28, 2016 at 12:21 UTC as 16th comment
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usb port: Nikon should really initiates recall after the parts are at least in stock for certain amount for the initial surge of repairs.

Had I known the delay, I would have postpone the mail in.

Previous service turnaround was faster, but not this time.

I tested the camera and there are new spots on the sensor. I compared images of clear blue sky before and after repair and the spots appeared after the repair. I have sent samples to Nikon and am extremely displeased with them.

Link | Posted on Mar 18, 2016 at 14:06 UTC
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usb port: Nikon should really initiates recall after the parts are at least in stock for certain amount for the initial surge of repairs.

Had I known the delay, I would have postpone the mail in.

Previous service turnaround was faster, but not this time.

Just received my repaired camera and will test tomorrow. It was NOT repaired at Nikon's East Coast facility in Melville, NY. Instead, they shipped it out to third party repair facilities. Mine was repaired by EISC in Brooklyn, NY. I queried Nikon about this and they "assured" me the repair facility is staffed by Nikon trained technicians and that the volume of cameras coming in necessitated using third party facilities to minimize the amount of time cameras were being held. Frankly, that is a serious lack of transparency I find disturbing. On the other hand, who knows, maybe these third party facilities do better work. It's a shame to have to harbor doubts about your equipment but this lack of transparency and the extension of the recall after the first round makes it unavoidable.

Link | Posted on Mar 17, 2016 at 21:58 UTC

I'd be curious to hear from anyone who owns a Nikon camera that has been serviced by US centers, specifically if there were any problems AFTER servicing unrelated to the original problem. Were there dust issues afterwards? Anything else? The cameras are most likely manufactured in clean room environments and the repairs are probably not done under similar conditions.

Link | Posted on Mar 2, 2016 at 13:51 UTC as 38th comment | 2 replies
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canonpro: ****To all those haters, who say his work is poor, etc. Your just out of touch, Cooper really is an innovator, the firey trash the dress shot for example is from 9 years ago, seriously think of photos 9 years old and show me something from then that was this well done. How many photographers out there have tried to immulate his trash the dress themes. To the haters, look at your photos from 2006, and post them, to show us how great your work was.

Wow, all photos older than nine years are not as well done as these.

Link | Posted on Nov 2, 2015 at 17:29 UTC
On article Photo prodigy: The images of 17-year-old Taylor Gray (161 comments in total)
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Eric Hensel: Guess what kids -art is an ego-driven field. And it's a business.
I was good in photography class at 17 (in 1969) I had the talent, like Taylor, but I didn't have the drive. Most of the creativity you say he lacks comes from happy accidents, and those will come with time. Stick with it, kid, and listen to critics, but not nay-sayers. Most of the 'critics' here wouldn't know 'creativity' if it bit them on the ass.

Well, Eric, when you begin by saying "Guess what, kids...." I think we know whose mother is in play!

Link | Posted on Oct 23, 2015 at 20:23 UTC
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