David Emery

Lives in United States Reston, VA, United States
Works as a Software Architect
Joined on Mar 19, 2006


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Great article, interesting to get their perspectives!

I'm still very happy with my 15-85, a great lens for an occasional photographer.

Link | Posted on Mar 22, 2017 at 13:33 UTC as 108th comment | 2 replies
On article The Canon that can: Canon EOS 80D Review (735 comments in total)

Why no on-board GPS? I'd rather have that than NFC or Wi-Fi!

Link | Posted on Apr 27, 2016 at 19:37 UTC as 184th comment
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AbrasiveReducer: Not sure I see the need if the filters are in brass mounts. Aluminum does jam but that's because it's not brass. Still, this seems like a good idea, and if it catches on all filters will soon have knurled rings.

For what it's worth, I've scratched the good quality UV filter on my primary lens. Better the $80 filter than the $550 lens.... (I still don't know how that happened, though.)

Link | Posted on Nov 17, 2014 at 02:14 UTC
On article Canon EOS 7D Mark II: A professional's opinion (475 comments in total)

Interesting review, clear sense of 'likes and dislikes'.

Link | Posted on Oct 22, 2014 at 16:40 UTC as 166th comment
On article iPhone 5s Studio Comparison (263 comments in total)
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rb59020: Apple A7 Chip in iPhone 5S is Made by Samsung: Chipworks


Did Apple ever force through that 10 cent a day raise for their employees in China?

One more thought: I think the actual Samsung chip foundry for This Chip is in Austin, TX.

Link | Posted on Sep 21, 2013 at 16:01 UTC
On article 10 Photo Editing Programs (that aren't Photoshop) (353 comments in total)

I've been using GraphicConverter on the Mac (now a complete photo/image manipulation program) for almost 20 years. (http://www.lemkesoft.de)

Link | Posted on May 19, 2013 at 16:27 UTC as 74th comment

Min Focusing: 30 cm/11.8"

Link | Posted on Nov 8, 2012 at 18:36 UTC as 15th comment
On photo Colosseum in the World City Tour: Rome challenge (1 comment in total)

That's an unusual location... I like it, because you can't see anything of modern Rome. It looks like a location out in the country.

Link | Posted on Jul 4, 2012 at 15:11 UTC as 1st comment
On article Apple releases Aperture v3.3 with iPhoto integration (41 comments in total)
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Mr Fartleberry: That's right, no longer works with the popular Snow Leopard 10.6.8. I for one am not turning my photo desktop into a phone so I'm glad I abandoned Aperture and switched to Lightroom when 3 came out.

Now that the 30" is gone, the 17" laptop looks dead, along with the Mac Pro you have to wonder if Apple are still in the graphics business.

I'm not going back to running PS and pallets on a 15" laptop screen no matter how many magnifying glasses you're going to need to see your work.

Actually, I prefer SL to Lion, but Lion has a must-have feature for me (full disk encryption.) I've learned to live with it. But I think overall Apple's moving in the wrong direction by trying to make everything look like an iOS device. Maybe it's because I've been using computers for 35 years, but I don't mind dealing with the file system as the primary focus of the computer.

Link | Posted on Jun 22, 2012 at 03:43 UTC

Given what ACD did with Canvas (produced crappy/buggy updates, then ignored it, and finally killed it) for the Mac, I wouldn't trust them on any Mac product.

Link | Posted on Jun 19, 2012 at 14:28 UTC as 30th comment | 4 replies
On article Tamron releases image-stabilized 24-70mm F2.8 zoom (187 comments in total)

I guess '82mm is the new 77mm' (largest filter size...) :-)

Link | Posted on Feb 7, 2012 at 13:15 UTC as 20th comment
On article Tamron releases image-stabilized 24-70mm F2.8 zoom (187 comments in total)

What's the filter size? 77mm?

Link | Posted on Feb 6, 2012 at 16:49 UTC as 76th comment | 1 reply
On article Complete our survey for the chance to win an iPad 2 (117 comments in total)

When it asks how much time "per week", this doesn't really recognize that at least for me, I take photos in bursts, most often when I'm on vacation. So over a year that might work out to a couple of hours per week, but for the last 2 weeks in India, for example, I spent 6-8 hours/day taking photos.

Link | Posted on Nov 21, 2011 at 21:19 UTC as 70th comment
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