beenthere

Lives in United States Plano, TX, United States
Works as a Engineer
Joined on Mar 10, 2008

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Biowizard: A Total Eclipse is a rare event for any given point on the surface of Planet Earth. And if you are lucky enough to be in umbral path on a clear day, I say this: ENJOY THE MAGNIFICENCE of the Eclipse, and then download other people's photos from the web if you want a momento. DON'T WASTE THIS RARE EXPERIENCE fiddling around with your camera gear.

Brian

I watched the last Saturn V launch Skylab live. The guy next to me missed the whole thing messing with his camera.

Link | Posted on Jul 23, 2017 at 01:15 UTC

Try and imagine version 2 or 3 of this camera as a standard part of a mobile phone. Does it have to be better than a DSLR? It just has to be notably better than existing cameras in phones.

Link | Posted on Jul 17, 2017 at 00:57 UTC as 16th comment | 3 replies

Meh. Typing this on an older MBP but not an Apple fanboy.

Link | Posted on Jun 6, 2017 at 21:16 UTC as 20th comment
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CameraLabTester: Better sell the software to the Main players.

Unless given the coding passports or be great hacks such as Magic Green Lanterns, mainstream camera makers will just make their own thingamajig and plop it on the Menu Dial...

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Camera makers have shown remarkably little creativity in this space beyond simple filters and scene modes. A more likely scenario is for one or more camera makers to license the technology to improve their cameras.

Link | Posted on May 26, 2017 at 05:09 UTC

Nikon seems to be in 'analysis paralysis' mode with mirrorless. If they fail in their next foray into this (no more J series, please!) they can expect mass defections. I love my Nikon glass but looking down the road there are possibilities for photographic modes that simply don't include a moving mirror and/or pentaprism. They also need to fire whomever does their corporate PR and announcements. The faithful are not amused..

Link | Posted on May 23, 2017 at 13:52 UTC as 141st comment
On article Sphere of frustration: Nikon KeyMission 360 review (202 comments in total)

Nikon needs to realize software just isn't their skillset and outsource it to another company. It's to the point that any SW coming from Nikon simply doesn't get loaded, at least by me.

Link | Posted on May 1, 2017 at 00:43 UTC as 22nd comment
On article Throwback Thursday: Nikon D70 (220 comments in total)

Mine still stares at me from a shelf above my desk whispering "use me.." The D70 was my first 'serious' camera and I shot these at Yosemite in 2005 with it.
https://goo.gl/photos/ehZs77whhsxM3HJV6

Link | Posted on Apr 8, 2017 at 18:38 UTC as 4th comment
On article Hands-on with the Sony Cyber-shot RX100 V (234 comments in total)
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justmeMN: [Slide 5] "Like we said, it's still not a touchscreen, and that's a shame." -DPR

Strange.

Touchscreens sound like a great idea until you try and use them mid-winter in -5 conditions with gloves on. Nope.

Link | Posted on Oct 8, 2016 at 18:11 UTC
On article Winning images from Red Bull Illume 2016 (89 comments in total)

#8 takes my breath away.

Link | Posted on Oct 8, 2016 at 18:06 UTC as 28th comment
On article Samyang introduces full-frame 20mm F1.8 ED AS UMC (159 comments in total)

May be a great lens for astrophotography and star trails.

Link | Posted on Aug 9, 2016 at 02:22 UTC as 21st comment

Maybe next time the IOC should visit a location before selecting it? While on the subject, aren't they just a wee bit overpaid considering they demand athletes be "amateurs"?

Link | Posted on Aug 7, 2016 at 02:07 UTC as 59th comment | 1 reply
On article Nikon D500 versus D750: Which one is right for you? (386 comments in total)
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camcom12: Well presented article. Though one might think a person actually asking this question might be weighing the D7200 against the D610. Maybe not.

That was my exact process. I ended up with the 7200 to preserve some lens investment in DX-only glass. The 750 was enough more in functionality that I almost went that direction.

Link | Posted on Jul 31, 2016 at 18:18 UTC

Having tried to re-create Moonrise from Glacier Point September 15, 2005 from Glacier Point with my trusty D-70 (please don't laugh) I found new respect for his darkroom skills - and the fact that his prints have more dynamic range than I ever imagined.

Link | Posted on Jun 26, 2016 at 18:19 UTC as 18th comment
On article All about that lens: Sony Cyber-shot RX10 III review (480 comments in total)

This is the camera Nikon could have made, but didn't. Everyone and their pet tarantula (Thom, ahem..) was saying "larger sensor, big (fast) lens and UI suited for feature expansion". Well done Sony, well done.

Link | Posted on Jun 22, 2016 at 12:52 UTC as 77th comment | 3 replies

Where are the DX lenses, Nikon? Do you realize the size of the market for these? Many of us are 'leaking' over to Sigma and others..

Link | Posted on Mar 29, 2016 at 14:05 UTC as 23rd comment

Nikon seems to read Thom Hogan, at least lately. First compact in a while that looked interesting.

Link | Posted on Feb 24, 2016 at 00:02 UTC as 47th comment | 2 replies
On article Here at last: Nikon announces D500 (1174 comments in total)
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jmacd27: If the D810 is, any indication we will be waiting almost 2 years for a review if any from dpreview.

The more complex the camera, the longer a review takes.

Link | Posted on Jan 7, 2016 at 19:43 UTC
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beenthere: Have the predecessor, the TG-2. Dropped it off a boat near Mexico and had to hire a diver to get it from ~200 feet down. Dropped same camera off a mountainside in NM and it fell/rolled/bumped for about 300 feet down a hillside. Still have it, still works great. Tough camera!

Had one in the water and was using it but waved at my wife in the water and off it flew. Wasn't using it on the mountainside and I regretted it.

Link | Posted on Jan 5, 2016 at 22:54 UTC
On article Here at last: Nikon announces D500 (1174 comments in total)

Hell defrosting. If I'd held my breath to this I'd be dead, buried and forgotten by now.

Link | Posted on Jan 5, 2016 at 22:49 UTC as 208th comment

Have the predecessor, the TG-2. Dropped it off a boat near Mexico and had to hire a diver to get it from ~200 feet down. Dropped same camera off a mountainside in NM and it fell/rolled/bumped for about 300 feet down a hillside. Still have it, still works great. Tough camera!

Link | Posted on Dec 30, 2015 at 15:17 UTC as 13th comment | 2 replies
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