Roger

Lives in United States Portland, OR, United States
Works as a Working Pro for 30 years
Joined on Oct 3, 2002

Comments

Total: 17, showing: 1 – 17
In reply to:

Absolutic: Ok here is my crystal ball 🔮 prediction. DSLR death within 5-7years from now. I know it’s been said before but 3 things happened recently. 1) battery life on Sony a9/7r3 and Olympus em1m2 is same as for dslrs; EVFs are larger than OVFs and evf lag is minimal or nonexistent; and AF is on dslr level. With these 3 components existing, the days of DSLRs are numbered. And that will happen very quickly.

My next prediction: smartphones with multiple lenses. Since they can’t make optical zoom small enough, they will simply add to 2 lenses already existing on modern iPhones and other smartphones. iPhone had 32mm and 50mm. Expect 85mm and 120mm join the lens lineup on the back of your iPhone. That will be the final nail in the chest of digital cameras with small sensor

Let’s come back in 5 years and see if I was right

Your right 5 years or so you'll see cell phones, with film coming back. I'm out of the business after 40 years and I'm done buying, now selling. Still have my film cameras and they work fine, keeping one DSLR for snap shots, snap and delete.
Roger J.

Link | Posted on Nov 24, 2017 at 17:55 UTC
On article Shooting with a used DSLR kit that cost me just $80 (283 comments in total)

Greetings
After 40 years in the business and having a Professional standing with most companies I'm retired out. A friend and I were talking about this the other day, about the cost of cameras, lenses, flashes ect. The cost is over the top, there are a lot of older cameras that are just as good if not better is many ways. So yes your right in your assumption. My friend returned to film and one digital camera and a cell phone, and I'm heading that way. Remember the cameras companies are watching the cell phone's eat their lunch, and film is coming back as well. The cost of cameras is to much for to little.
As for dynamic range you have to remember I come from shooting slide film where you had to get the exposure right and bracket 3 shots at .25 (1/4) to (1/2) .5 stops.
Great article
Regards
Roger J.

Link | Posted on Oct 13, 2017 at 20:56 UTC as 72nd comment | 1 reply

If this keeps up it's only a madder of time before a company offers a cheaper processing price then the game is on. It's nice to have film making a come back digital is getting old. Just think drop off your film get prints done or scan the good ones. Film cell phone video done deal. I'm good with that. I still have my Minolta 9000, Maxxum 9 and 5 G lenses I'm good to go. Better IQ, makes you think more, no more pray and spray. I know a lot of guys moving back to film, it's easier
Roger J.

Link | Posted on Jun 29, 2017 at 00:59 UTC as 9th comment
In reply to:

Lin Evans: More California stupidity - Who cares about pictures in Laguna Beach anyway - there are far better places to photograph than this greedy little comunity...

I believe other states are running in the red at this time. California has it's own health care system and retirement system which is the richest in the world. I wish they'd leave the USA and take their money with them. They might if the start the rumored space program is true.

Roger J.

Link | Posted on Jun 25, 2017 at 05:43 UTC
In reply to:

Lin Evans: More California stupidity - Who cares about pictures in Laguna Beach anyway - there are far better places to photograph than this greedy little comunity...

It was a good place to shoot models by the ocean. Haven't been there in a few years but it was a great place. I lived there for awhile, a long while. I've been other places as well, some worse, some equal, some better. California's aren't stupid. They have the 5 largest GNP in the world.

Roger J.

Link | Posted on Jun 24, 2017 at 21:54 UTC
On photo Hot Steam in Cold Snow in the Hot - Cold challenge (23 comments in total)

Great shot, love it.

Roger J.

Link | Posted on Apr 5, 2017 at 00:31 UTC as 10th comment | 4 replies
On article Throwback Thursday: Nikon D70 (220 comments in total)

The D70 was a great camera only bettered by it's big brother the D1x. I believe the CCD sensors were the best , even better than what we have now, except for the Foveon . With the new software we have you can get great 16x20 prints or even 20x24. The CMOS sensor is cheaper and does excellent video, but so does my 10mp CCD P7100.
How many people print every day? every week? Every month and how big? 4x6 5x7 8x10 16x20 20 x24??? The sensor in the D1x D2h were Nikon sensors not sure about the D70 or D100 but 6 to 10 mp are enough for most people. You'll never see the difference. My 3 D750 have great images quality but hard to see a difference in a 16x20 print from 6 foot back. Been in the business 40 years.
Roger J.

Link | Posted on Apr 1, 2017 at 19:48 UTC as 17th comment | 2 replies
On article Throwback Thursday: Nikon D70 (220 comments in total)
In reply to:

Peiasdf: I think any camera using the SONY 12mp CMOS as in D200, D90 and Canon's 18mp starting in 7D are still current as far as DR, high-ISO, resolution are concerned.

Newer sensor definitely performs better but those old CMOS can still hold their own. Don't know enough about old Olympus and Samsung DSLR to make similar statement.

D2H used a CCD

Link | Posted on Apr 1, 2017 at 19:32 UTC
On article Throwback Thursday: Nikon D70 (220 comments in total)
In reply to:

Peiasdf: I think any camera using the SONY 12mp CMOS as in D200, D90 and Canon's 18mp starting in 7D are still current as far as DR, high-ISO, resolution are concerned.

Newer sensor definitely performs better but those old CMOS can still hold their own. Don't know enough about old Olympus and Samsung DSLR to make similar statement.

D2x used a CMOS sensor

Link | Posted on Apr 1, 2017 at 19:31 UTC

I just got back from Idaho. I have friends that live in Northern Idaho and they'd like to move back to California, but can't afford to. When they moved they never wanted to return to California but after 5 years and low paying jobs and interesting people they are ready to bail. I live in Oregon now and still owe a house in the Sierra's of California. Idaho didn't show me a thing that I couldn't find in California or Oregon. That's the same for my photography. Maybe Michael should shoot some of the people in the rural area's of Idaho if he wants a new and exciting experience, hope you can run fast.
Roger

Link | Posted on Mar 28, 2016 at 05:08 UTC as 11th comment | 1 reply

Coming from a protype they look good, and I don't even use Pentax

Link | Posted on Jan 28, 2016 at 23:47 UTC as 81st comment | 1 reply
In reply to:

beavertown: This ugly looking camera represents 2015? Really?

Maybe the one I was looking at was the 2001 FF protoype?

Link | Posted on Feb 8, 2015 at 02:52 UTC
In reply to:

beavertown: This ugly looking camera represents 2015? Really?

Looks like the MZ-S film camera with a grip?? Doesn't it??

Link | Posted on Feb 5, 2015 at 01:17 UTC
On article Sony launches support program for pro photographers (116 comments in total)
In reply to:

yslee1: Ok, Olympus, Panasonic, and Fujifilm, it's your turn!

Olympus has pro support. Or they did.

Link | Posted on Nov 1, 2014 at 05:46 UTC
On article Sigma USB Dock quick review (147 comments in total)

Very nice but I have a F3, F2as with 15 lenses and they all work first time every time.
They even work on my D4 D800E

Have fun playing with your new lenses

Enjoy
roger J.

Link | Posted on Aug 13, 2013 at 03:04 UTC as 41st comment | 1 reply

It's only six lenses that can be converted. Why doesn't Sigma offer to change the mounts on the SD cameras? As for the 4 year warranty the EX DG lenses had that. As for any new SD camera coming out, well......a new Sigma DSLR........well this may be Sigma's way of saying no to DSLR's and going forward with the DP line. I mean if you own one of theses new lenses and want to switch, ok do it. It would be nice if Sigma had parts to fix some of my 9 year old lenses and 8 year old camera bodies. Oh well what ever.

Enjoy
Roger J.

Link | Posted on Aug 7, 2013 at 18:00 UTC as 13th comment | 1 reply
On article First impressions shooting with the Olympus OM-D E-M5 (264 comments in total)

How about a digital back for all the old film cameras. So you don't have to buy, buy, buy, a new camera every year or two? You know where you buy a digital back for your film camera, maybe even two, three, or four with different sensors. No new cameras just a back Leica did it they just charged to much. Your good old film camera and lenses with a new back. All of my old film were able to change screens, prisms, and backs.

Something to think about.

Link | Posted on Feb 22, 2012 at 22:08 UTC as 28th comment | 3 replies
Total: 17, showing: 1 – 17