lumigraphics

Joined on Nov 15, 2009

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Talk to the people at Procam. They opened a store in the Detroit area and then one in Chicagoland to fill in from Calumet going under. In fact, Detroit has two good brick and mortar stores with new stock plus a couple of good used camera shops, all doing well.

Link | Posted on Jun 6, 2017 at 01:07 UTC as 5th comment | 1 reply
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lumigraphics: When I switched from Mamiya 645 to digital, I started with a Sony A100 which was a market leader at the time. Bought an A700 when Best Buy was blowing them out for less than half price, then a couple of years later got an A850.

For my needs (landscapes and models) it was an excellent system. Used Minolta lenses were easy to find and the base ISO quality was amazing.

Entire system got stolen and insurance bought me a new Canon outfit. I hated the EVFs and didn't want to go Sony's direction when I could start over.

I'm happy with my 6D now. Lower resolution but similar handling and in a different universe for high ISO.

I was talking about the A850 which was pretty damned similar to the A900. And what, I'm not allowed to compare and contrast to other cameras. Who are you, the dpr police?

And you don't know what the hell you are talking about. The colors are fine, and I never owned a Zeiss lens. So go away and quit trolling.

Link | Posted on Apr 22, 2017 at 13:42 UTC

When I switched from Mamiya 645 to digital, I started with a Sony A100 which was a market leader at the time. Bought an A700 when Best Buy was blowing them out for less than half price, then a couple of years later got an A850.

For my needs (landscapes and models) it was an excellent system. Used Minolta lenses were easy to find and the base ISO quality was amazing.

Entire system got stolen and insurance bought me a new Canon outfit. I hated the EVFs and didn't want to go Sony's direction when I could start over.

I'm happy with my 6D now. Lower resolution but similar handling and in a different universe for high ISO.

Link | Posted on Apr 22, 2017 at 01:12 UTC as 10th comment | 6 replies
On article Ask the staff: electronic or optical viewfinder? (890 comments in total)

OVF. Hands down.

Link | Posted on Mar 12, 2017 at 14:53 UTC as 317th comment
On article TIME releases 100 most influential images of all time (165 comments in total)

Space shuttle Challenger exploding, portrait of Goebbels, and the Afghan Girl. And possibly US Civil or Crimean War photos.

Link | Posted on Nov 18, 2016 at 00:21 UTC as 55th comment
On article DPReview Asks: What was your first camera? (766 comments in total)

Cheap 110, soon replaced by an AE-1 Program.

Link | Posted on Nov 5, 2016 at 00:16 UTC as 296th comment

Right up there with the EVF for stupid decisions.

Link | Posted on Sep 3, 2015 at 01:03 UTC as 197th comment | 2 replies
On article Sony reportedly shifting focus to full-frame cameras (447 comments in total)
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lumigraphics: I had an A850 and loved it. But the shift to EVF killed it for me. Not even considering going back unless they bring back an OVF.

I have an a6000 and the EVF is vastly inferior to the OVF on my 6D.

Link | Posted on Aug 4, 2015 at 20:32 UTC
On article Sony reportedly shifting focus to full-frame cameras (447 comments in total)

I had an A850 and loved it. But the shift to EVF killed it for me. Not even considering going back unless they bring back an OVF.

Link | Posted on Aug 4, 2015 at 02:37 UTC as 55th comment | 8 replies
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lumigraphics: A Sony a5100 and pancake lens is reasonably close to the same size and a lot more flexible (I own an a5100, a6000, iPhone 4s, and iPhone 6.)

Yes its easier to carry the iPhone and a camera module than another gadget, but just saying.

I don't really do snapshot photography. I prefer to have my 6D outfit, but the Sony mirrorless bodies are small enough.

I shot medium and large format film for years, so all these little cameras just seem like toys ;)

Link | Posted on Jun 21, 2015 at 16:34 UTC

A Sony a5100 and pancake lens is reasonably close to the same size and a lot more flexible (I own an a5100, a6000, iPhone 4s, and iPhone 6.)

Yes its easier to carry the iPhone and a camera module than another gadget, but just saying.

Link | Posted on Jun 19, 2015 at 03:02 UTC as 58th comment | 4 replies

I was always a big Aperture fan. Although I've been forced into Lightroom (Photos is a joke for a working pro), there are huge UI holes and missing features in LR.

Instead of fixing some of the problems, LR CC/6 doesnt really address anything useful for me. Ok, yeah, using the GPU. Otherwise I see nothing in the release notes that I care one bit about.

I'd love to see Adobe fix the myriad UI problems and make LR a lot easier to use.

Link | Posted on Apr 23, 2015 at 14:01 UTC as 54th comment
On article What is equivalence and why should I care? (2468 comments in total)

Sorry but you guys botched a bunch of this. :sigh:

"Total light" is completely unimportant. Yes, there is less light hitting a smaller sensor, but it doesn't matter because its a smaller total area. Light PER SENSEL is the same.

And lenses don't matter at all. Given a frame-filling grey card (as an example) a 50mm f/4 and 100mm f/4 will give exactly the same 18% grey image on any sensor size. If lenses didn't work that way, you couldn't have external light meters.

Larger digital formats aren't less noisy because they are larger so they collect more light, its because they can have a lower sensel density. In the film days, it was because you didn't have to enlarge so much with a bigger negative.

smdh...and I'm only on page 2.

Link | Posted on Jul 10, 2014 at 03:57 UTC as 268th comment | 19 replies
On article Service lets you order prints of any Facebook photo (114 comments in total)
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Eleson: Weird discussion.
Who are you all accusing of breaking copyrights?
- The person on fb that orders a print of a picture that you have agreed to share to them?
- Or the print service company that offers the service to print a provided picture on an item?

Think before you share. Or just be happy that someone liked a picture you took anough to spend some cash on printing it.

No. I'm not happy that photos I upload, which are my copyrighted IP, are being exploited by some unauthorized service so they can compete with me and sell prints. I sell prints myself and a third party does NOT have my permission to do so.

If this company was selling coffee mugs with Disney characters on them, you better believe they would be sued into oblivion.

Link | Posted on Apr 2, 2013 at 00:19 UTC

Seriously? This is idiotic. The images are nothing alike.

Link | Posted on Jan 29, 2012 at 21:05 UTC as 40th comment
On article The 15 Minute Makeover: Photoshop Beauty Retouching (168 comments in total)
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Dirk Jan: Thanks for the write up! Learned a new trick after using PS professionally for a year or ten, hehe. Then again, I don't do much skin retouching.
Only one thing didn't work for me in CS5; copying the red channel and pasting it as a new layer through the the channel list. I did it exactly how you described (clicking to activate red channel only, ctr+c, clicking RGB channel -> ctrl+v), yet it only wants to copy all channels at once it seems. Through the Image menu it worked fine though.

I'm 47 and would put my work up against most of those posting on this board. Photoshop is a tool, used right it can make you images sparkle. I use a similar technique and get great results.

Link | Posted on Dec 11, 2011 at 04:17 UTC
On photo G:H in the Tribute to George Hurrell challenge (6 comments in total)

Yeah excellent work here! I gave this image 4 1/2 stars, it deserves the top 3 finish.

Link | Posted on Jul 18, 2010 at 00:10 UTC as 2nd comment
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