p51d007

p51d007

Lives in United States Springfield, USA, United States
Works as a Copier/fax/printer/computer repair
Joined on Jun 27, 2005
About me:

Been tinkering with electronics since I was 10, 30+ years in the photocopier, printer, fax, computer industry. Photography about as long. Also LOVE anything to do with WW2 aviation, history.

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I know friends ask me all the time why dSLR lenses are so expensive. When I tell them what goes into making one, they have no idea. I think they are more amazed by how many elements are inside one. If people saw the process, then they would understand.
I remember seeing this one on the discovery channel a few years ago, on their how it's made series.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X7_wL0ZZi6k

Link | Posted on Mar 20, 2017 at 14:54 UTC as 94th comment
On article Throwback Thursday: Our first cameras (384 comments in total)

My first camera, old brownie I got from my dad in the late 60's. Opened from the side, had those billows on it. Used roll b&w film. My first "real" camera was in the early 80's. I wanted to learn photography. Bought a Canon AE-1 (not the program one). I use to carry around a notepad/pencil in my camera bag. Every shot, I would write down what settings I used...so when the film was developed, I'd know what did/didn't work.
Flat wore that one out in the late 90's, bought a Canon Rebel 35mm camera.
First digital camera was a Sony DSP-50, then Sony DSC-H1, then Panasonic DMZ-FZ50. First dSLR was a Nikon D-5000 in 2009, and this past November
a Nikon D-7200.
Been a fun ride for the past 40 years ;)

Link | Posted on Mar 17, 2017 at 01:53 UTC as 133rd comment
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StuartABell: I'm running creative suite 6 - reluctant to use a subscription service since I frequently have no access to Internet.

Last week I got a message saying my LIGHTROOM MOBILE subscription had expired - I don't use the product so I didn't worry about the message. All my photos disappeared in the next few minutes.

Lightroom had created a new catalog with all the photos missing that were under 1 year old.

Fortunately, the backup catalog was easy to restore and I reimported that day's work.

This is the second time photos were deleted for me.

Are we alone in this problem? My partner lost her photos one a few months ago without a working backup catalog and was able to reload the "negatives" but the work was lost.

How can I continue to use a product that doesn't preserve my work?

I have been told by Adobe that if I cancel the subscription and choose another product, I can not recover the work unless I export all the photos and re-import them to the new product.

You only have to have internet access to use photoshop about once a month.
Otherwise, it works without an internet connection...unless you are using their cloud services that is.
I've used it on my laptop in the field without an internet connection with no issues.

Link | Posted on Mar 9, 2017 at 02:40 UTC
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quietrich: To those commenters who deride Adobe's subscription model: I have taught an adult education evening course in Photoshop for the last 12 years. Before CC I'd estimate that about 20% of students would have the full programme on their home machines. Now that figure is about 80% - it's made entry into the Adobe workflow much more accessible and much less painful.
Also - it's just not that much money, I really prefer to pay monthly and I'm convinced that it's still a lot cheaper than upgrading every year / 18 months. Anyway, my students are fans of this system, so that makes me one too.

Same here...it was a no brainer to sign up for the monthly subscription.
Way cheaper than shelling out for a new update every year or so.

Link | Posted on Mar 9, 2017 at 02:37 UTC
On article OPPO 5x smartphone zoom system sample images (50 comments in total)

Optical is way better obviously than digital zoom, but in some of the "tech blogs" you find, anyone else get tired of seeing "just as good as a dSLR?

Link | Posted on Mar 2, 2017 at 20:52 UTC as 4th comment
On article OnePlus 3T camera review (96 comments in total)

The problem I have with the whole Oppo/OnePlus company is lack of quality control & service after the sale. At least here in the USA, it's hard to get them, hard to send back and their phones usually aren't really super stable, until production has hit the 2-3 month window.
If you are in a hurry for a new device, it's best to WAIT a couple months before getting anything from Oppo/OnePlus.

Link | Posted on Feb 13, 2017 at 04:07 UTC as 9th comment | 1 reply

LOL, still gets me that people fall for this.
It's a pinhole sensor, with VERY TINY sensor elements. Granted, they aren't bad
for a "snapshot" camera, but it still cracks me up when some tech blog will bloat out "just as good as a dSLR".

Link | Posted on Feb 2, 2017 at 02:28 UTC as 21st comment
On article Adobe Creative Suite 6 has been officially retired (351 comments in total)
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p51d007: I use to hold onto CS6 until finally this spring, I did the "trial" of the cloud version
and the next day opt'd for the photography plan. 10 bucks a month, all updates, no hassle, for me it was a no brainer wish I had done earlier. Plus, after I sent an email to Adobe, they had no problem with me using it on a laptop & desktop, for the same price.

Well, lets just say I had used a gray market version, and leave it at that, but
the price point at 10 bucks a month, it was MUCH easier to pay it, than risk the gray market version not working, updates etc. ;)

Link | Posted on Jan 31, 2017 at 18:44 UTC
On article Adobe Creative Suite 6 has been officially retired (351 comments in total)

I use to hold onto CS6 until finally this spring, I did the "trial" of the cloud version
and the next day opt'd for the photography plan. 10 bucks a month, all updates, no hassle, for me it was a no brainer wish I had done earlier. Plus, after I sent an email to Adobe, they had no problem with me using it on a laptop & desktop, for the same price.

Link | Posted on Jan 30, 2017 at 22:05 UTC as 65th comment | 2 replies
On article Buying a second lens: what lens should I buy next? (295 comments in total)

Got 3 I carry in my backpack. 18-50 2.8, a 70-300 for birds, and a
18-270 as a general purpose. For my use, it works for what I shoot.

Link | Posted on Jan 17, 2017 at 02:53 UTC as 19th comment
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p51d007: How you going to process it?
Last place that did kodachrome, in Kansas, stopped processing it a couple years ago.

Yeah, it would have to be that way. I can't see someone investing in the required equipment, to process it. Unless everyone goes back to film, it just wouldn't make good business sense to purchase the required stuff to process it. Not to mention the training involved.

Link | Posted on Jan 11, 2017 at 14:45 UTC

How you going to process it?
Last place that did kodachrome, in Kansas, stopped processing it a couple years ago.

Link | Posted on Jan 11, 2017 at 02:27 UTC as 76th comment | 1 reply
On article iPhone 7 Plus real-world sample gallery (262 comments in total)

Another "snapshot" cameraphone, big deal. Yeah, these things are replacing your typical point and shoot, but that's it.
I love it when I see tech blogs for phones tout every new cameraphone that the quality is "dslr" quality. You try to explain to them the sensor size and glass on the front, it's like talking to someone that has the deer in the headlights look.

Link | Posted on Sep 30, 2016 at 23:38 UTC as 55th comment | 2 replies
On photo Playing goofball... in the Animals that look stupid funny challenge (14 comments in total)

THAT'S funny!

Link | Posted on Sep 27, 2016 at 18:33 UTC as 3rd comment | 1 reply
On article 6 tips for shooting fall color (109 comments in total)

We have an old cemetery that was established in the 1800's, still active, called Maple Park, and as it name implies, it's full of sugar maple trees. One of my "always" walk through in the fall parks.

Link | Posted on Sep 7, 2016 at 22:56 UTC as 19th comment
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noflashplease: The dual camera concept is going to be a depreciated gimmick before Apple brings their own rendition of the concept to market. As it is, the pseudo-bokeh of this Chinese smartphone looks dreadfully artificial and the price seems rather alarming for a phone with a Mediatek processor. All the same, it's interesting to see any new concept in the increasingly dull smartphone market. Maybe the concept will work better in succeeding generations, or maybe it will be dropped? Either way, this seems like a lot of money for Chinese hardware.

I've been using a Huawei Ascend Mate2, for over 2 years. Camera is FANTASTIC (using Camera FV-5 app). "Only" a SD400 processor, but that 4,050mAH battery is what sold me. It's a tool, mostly used for work. Ton's of phone, web, messaging, weekends, MP3's in the car. Fast, flat out stable. Best phone I've had since my old Motorola Star-Tac phone. It was cheap, but not cheaply made.

Link | Posted on Jul 28, 2016 at 22:41 UTC

I work on wide format KIP printers. Granted, the color ones aren't really for photographic work, but they weigh 1200 pounds and run in the 80,000 dollar range. At least you don't have to worry about anyone stealing them ;)
It takes around 2-3 days just to level them out, but they can print around 5,000 feet per day.

Link | Posted on Mar 15, 2016 at 01:38 UTC as 7th comment
On article Quick review: Nextbit Robin camera (44 comments in total)

I keep a backup of photos on my phone, as I do with my dSLR photos (which I keep on the home, work, backup HDD, thumbdrive, several dvd's...I'm paranoid).
I don't like the idea of my photos on the "cloud". I'll keep them on my phone, on an SD card. Not to mention, the data required to get them to/from the cloud.

Link | Posted on Feb 21, 2016 at 18:14 UTC as 6th comment

I was hoping that this stupid obsession with more and more pixels would have run its course, and now they would work on LARGER pixels instead of MORE pixels.
As we all pretty much know, with these pinhole sensors, about all the more megapixels do is make it better to zoom after the photo.

Link | Posted on Feb 17, 2016 at 02:03 UTC as 21st comment | 1 reply
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