StevenN

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gemvalue: Smugmug's customer service went from mediocre to terrible, my opinion...wonder how it will play out when connected to Flickr...

Have to disagree with you here. Several times I have had to call on Smugmug's support staff to help me with things, and their response was always swift and courteous.

Link | Posted on Apr 22, 2018 at 01:04 UTC
On article Opinion: the Sony a7 III could be the new Nikon D750 (1232 comments in total)

I have two Nikon D750s, one I purchased two years ago, and a second I purchased last year as a backup. The older one got a new shutter in the recall, and has worked flawlessly since then. The newer one has never given me problems.

I have been a micro four thirds shooter since 2010 (GH1), so I'm used to smaller equipment, but I have gotten some of the most beautiful shots I've ever taken with my Nikon gear. My D750s' low-light capabilities alone are worth the money I've paid for them. They are my go-to cameras when I have some "serious" shooting to do.

Link | Posted on Apr 18, 2018 at 02:29 UTC as 40th comment

Sounds like a good phone. I hope they do well.

Link | Posted on Feb 25, 2018 at 21:48 UTC as 24th comment | 10 replies
On article Huawei launches MediaPad M5 Pro tablet with M-Pen (36 comments in total)
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princecody: How does it compare to iPad Pro? Are the Huawei stories online true or just propaganda?

I recently bought a Huawei MediaPad M3 8.4" and it is the best tablet I have ever owned. And I have owned many. It's powerful and fast, has a great screen and battery life, and a price that undercuts many other comparable tabs. I read several reviews that said the M3 competed with the iPad Mini, and said the M3 was equal to or better than the Mini.

Link | Posted on Feb 25, 2018 at 18:29 UTC
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Vit Adamek: The removal of fully articulated screen and mic port is real downgrade and leaves not much to differentiate GX9 from GX80/85 but the sensor, lever for AF and exposure compensation dial. I wish they have kept those features in this line. It would have been a perfect cam to me, maybe squezing one more dial and lever for drive and AF mode selection.

Yes, as it was mentioned elsewhere, this is more of an upgrade of a GX85 than of the GX8. It will be interesting to see when Panasonic comes out with a high-end update to the GX8.

I really like my GX85, but the lack of a mic input and a fully-articulated screen makes it less than ideal for shooting videos. This means I won't be updating to the GX9.

Link | Posted on Feb 13, 2018 at 13:35 UTC
On article Sigma announces full-frame 14-24mm F2.8 DG HSM Art lens (233 comments in total)
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Jerry Pruce: 2.5 lbs. for this lens, give me a break. If they made it out of light weight plastic, got it down to around 300 grams and reduced the price to around $400 I might be interested.....

Don't forget a plastic lens mount!

Link | Posted on Feb 9, 2018 at 14:30 UTC
On article Panasonic Lumix DC-G9 Review (1025 comments in total)
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horsth: I'm shooting in CAF now for one week with the G9 mostly birds in flight with the Oly 300mm and the PL 100-400 and have not once experienced that "wobbling" or "flutter" what the guy is talking about. I also tested my other Pana lenses, no wobbling at all. I also never experienced such a behavior with any of my older Pana bodies. Maybe it happens with some non-DfD lenses. Maybe it's a question of lighting....

Neither! I had been shooting video all day, and later switched to stills mode, forgetting that I had put the camera in AF-C. I couldn't understand why all of the sudden my GX85 with the 15mm Leica lens attached was showing a fluttering on the LCD screen.

Link | Posted on Jan 10, 2018 at 03:57 UTC
On article Panasonic Lumix DC-G9 Review (1025 comments in total)
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horsth: I'm shooting in CAF now for one week with the G9 mostly birds in flight with the Oly 300mm and the PL 100-400 and have not once experienced that "wobbling" or "flutter" what the guy is talking about. I also tested my other Pana lenses, no wobbling at all. I also never experienced such a behavior with any of my older Pana bodies. Maybe it happens with some non-DfD lenses. Maybe it's a question of lighting....

I get the "flutter" when shooting with my GX85 in AF-C mode. First time it happened, I thought the camera (or lens) was broken!

Link | Posted on Jan 9, 2018 at 21:25 UTC
On article The Leica CL is (almost) what the TL should have been (424 comments in total)

The Leitz Minolta CL was full frame. They should have made this one too.

Link | Posted on Nov 21, 2017 at 15:04 UTC as 80th comment | 3 replies
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StevenN: Dear Adobe,

You have just alienated many, many loyal and longtime customers. I hope you will reconsider eliminating your standalone, desktop version of Lightroom. if not, I will be turning to one of your competitor's products for my photo-editing needs.

Dyn27 -- You said, "I'd have to buy the new version again eventually anyway, spending hundreds of dollars on stand-alone software." I think you're exaggerating a bit.

After my initial purchase of Lightroom 3, I have never had to pay "hundreds of dollars" to update my software.

My standalone Lightroom does not cost me $10 a month or $120 a year. My last update -- to version 6.12 -- cost me $84. The only reason I got it was because it supported a new camera I had purchased. In fact, that is about the only reason I have ever updated Lightroom ... to get the current camera support.

Since I have purchased two new cameras in the last year, I am not planning to buy and new bodies soon. Lenses, yes, but no bodies. So I might be able to go a couple of years without any new Lightroom expense.

But I have the choice of updating or not ... not forced to pay a monthly fee. Also, I store my photos on external hard drives; I do not need or want "Cloud" storage.

Link | Posted on Oct 18, 2017 at 21:37 UTC

Dear Adobe,

You have just alienated many, many loyal and longtime customers. I hope you will reconsider eliminating your standalone, desktop version of Lightroom. if not, I will be turning to one of your competitor's products for my photo-editing needs.

Link | Posted on Oct 18, 2017 at 16:50 UTC as 222nd comment | 10 replies
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Prairie Pal: How many people filing for divorce from Adobe today, are the same people years ago who said they would never subscribe to Adobe?

I never subscribed and never will.

Link | Posted on Oct 18, 2017 at 16:45 UTC
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(unknown member): This looks like a wonderful phone. I'm amazed it is designed by Leica. I remember owning a Leica Minolta camera when I was a child, it was an incredible photographic film camera. In fact I read Japan Camera Hunter D had recommended the Leica Minolta lens as one of the sharpest. Unfortunately I donated mine to the Goodwill because they stopped developing Kodak Film rolls. If they still produced Kodak, I would have kept it.

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Link | Posted on Oct 16, 2017 at 22:09 UTC
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(unknown member): This looks like a wonderful phone. I'm amazed it is designed by Leica. I remember owning a Leica Minolta camera when I was a child, it was an incredible photographic film camera. In fact I read Japan Camera Hunter D had recommended the Leica Minolta lens as one of the sharpest. Unfortunately I donated mine to the Goodwill because they stopped developing Kodak Film rolls. If they still produced Kodak, I would have kept it.

Apparently they have a Porsche Design version, which I would definitely get:

http://consumer.huawei.com/en/phones/porsche-design-mate10/

Link | Posted on Oct 16, 2017 at 22:07 UTC
On article Panasonic Lumix DMC-G85 / G80 Review (692 comments in total)
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Maskology: So, within this price range and with the baby on the way hence the need to buy a good camera for priceless PHOTOs! I too have narrowed down my choice to X-t20 and G85! already crossed off sony a6300 and Olympus but My heart and mind can't really decide between the Fuji or Panasonic, so, would really, really, really appreciate ANY HELP on coming to a conclusion which way to go!

I agree about the Fuji X-A1. It's image quality blows away my GH3, GX85 and GM5. I'm seriously considering getting a Fuji X-E3.

Link | Posted on Sep 19, 2017 at 16:10 UTC
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StevenN: This is disturbing. I often have carried my tripod with legs extended but together in public places. Do I now have to worry about being shot?

Thanks, cosinaphile. Btw, say hello to your boy Trump for me.

Link | Posted on Sep 5, 2017 at 19:55 UTC

This is disturbing. I often have carried my tripod with legs extended but together in public places. Do I now have to worry about being shot?

Link | Posted on Sep 5, 2017 at 18:44 UTC as 158th comment | 6 replies

If it was 5.5" I'd consider it.

Link | Posted on Sep 5, 2017 at 15:01 UTC as 2nd comment
On article Nikon D850 Review (2095 comments in total)
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StevenN: My second D750 is going to be delivered today. Maybe I should sell both of them and get the D850!

Send money.

Link | Posted on Aug 25, 2017 at 16:49 UTC
On article Nikon D850 Review (2095 comments in total)

My second D750 is going to be delivered today. Maybe I should sell both of them and get the D850!

Link | Posted on Aug 24, 2017 at 16:18 UTC as 369th comment | 2 replies
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