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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On article Opinion: DJI has abandoned professionals (323 comments in total)

Professional vs consumer.
DJI probably believes that there is more money to be made in consumer versions, versus professional versions.

Link | Posted on Jul 23, 2017 at 19:57 UTC as 64th comment | 2 replies

I'm just wondering, even with the warnings, how many camera sensors and eyes will be damaged by people "doing it wrong".

Link | Posted on Jul 21, 2017 at 21:01 UTC as 21st comment | 1 reply

I never messed with lightroom...I kind of "grew up" with photoshop since around 1996. Never did download or use it on the trial of CC

Link | Posted on Jul 11, 2017 at 23:32 UTC as 68th comment | 1 reply
On article Simple demo shows the power of a polarizing filter (134 comments in total)

I love taking photos of clouds, with polarizer filters. You don't have the issue with
blown out highlights having to post process them without ruining the photo in raw
mode.

Link | Posted on Jul 6, 2017 at 22:50 UTC as 4th comment

I just wish they would stop with the "dslr" this and that "terminology".
Here, we know what it means, but for most of the John Q. Public crowd
they might they are getting a dSLR "module" for a few bucks, when we all know
that ain't gonna cut it.

Link | Posted on Jul 6, 2017 at 22:47 UTC as 5th comment

After all the lies & distortions coming from Oppo (OnePlus manufacturers NOTHING, they are the beta tester of Oppo, IMO), I wouldn't touch one. They use to be a "fair" smartphone for a cheap price. Now they are a fair smartphone, for an INFLATED price.
The Oneplus One suffered from a display issue when the displays were rushed and hadn't cured properly, resulting in a yellow tint either for the entire screen or part of it. Mine had it on the bottom. OnePlus said it was because they set the phone for a more "warmer" color temperature. Then they said it had stereo speakers, which turned out to be twin mono, the OP2, had features removed because they said users wouldn't want them, now the 5 has the jelly problem display because they didn't want to toss out the left over OP3T screens, flipped them upside down, and now have the jelly problem.

Link | Posted on Jul 6, 2017 at 22:44 UTC as 2nd comment

For selfies d "snapshots" they aren't bad, but photography is about capturing light, & given the size of cellphone sensors, they do an "ok" job, but can't even match that of a small camera, in sensor size or lens quality.

Link | Posted on Jul 1, 2017 at 19:02 UTC as 30th comment | 2 replies
On article Huawei Mate 9 quick review (51 comments in total)
In reply to:

p51d007: It's a phone, pinhole camera...not bad.
But to people that browse DPReview...it's ok for quick snapshots when your real camera isn't available.
I've had two Huawei phones. Mate2 and my current Mate8. Both did "ok", but, I realize that there is only so much you can do with a TINY image sensor.
What was it Dirty Harry said? "A man's got to know his limitations".

Yes I can, my mate8 and my previous mate2 did great "snapshots".

Link | Posted on Jun 16, 2017 at 14:14 UTC
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Peiasdf: Love those old industrial photos but can you imagine the amount of propaganda being printed.

Propaganda?
Well sonny...let me tell you something. Back then, people still loved this nation, still supported police, the military, the constitution and the effort to defeat the enemy, Germany/Italy/Japan.

Link | Posted on May 16, 2017 at 20:39 UTC

My dad worked at a small town newspaper in the 60's when I was a kid. He was a photographer and did ads. Many times I went with him to take photos. Those old BIG box news photographer cameras. I also remember spending a lot of time with him in the dark room, developing photos. My job was to rock the negative back and forth in the developer solution. That smell...can still recall it. Also those old lead Linotype machines. Those Lead "pigs" were great doorstops. We kids would also get bits of it and use it to write on paper, which we thought was pretty cool.

Link | Posted on May 16, 2017 at 20:37 UTC as 5th comment
On article Huawei Mate 9 quick review (51 comments in total)

It's a phone, pinhole camera...not bad.
But to people that browse DPReview...it's ok for quick snapshots when your real camera isn't available.
I've had two Huawei phones. Mate2 and my current Mate8. Both did "ok", but, I realize that there is only so much you can do with a TINY image sensor.
What was it Dirty Harry said? "A man's got to know his limitations".

Link | Posted on May 16, 2017 at 20:26 UTC as 3rd comment | 3 replies
On article Nikon announces midrange D7500 DSLR (396 comments in total)
In reply to:

p51d007: I just bought a 7200 to replace my old D5000 back in November. Didn't want to spend the bucks for the 7500, maybe had I waited til this came out, the 7200 would drop even more in price ;)

I should have put a wink icon ;)
next to my comment. I LOVE the 7200....but had I waited a bit longer
I could have gotten it cheaper.

Link | Posted on Apr 18, 2017 at 16:53 UTC
On article Nikon announces midrange D7500 DSLR (396 comments in total)

I just bought a 7200 to replace my old D5000 back in November. Didn't want to spend the bucks for the 7500, maybe had I waited til this came out, the 7200 would drop even more in price ;)

Link | Posted on Apr 12, 2017 at 17:28 UTC as 25th comment | 3 replies

Neat idea. I use a ring strobe which is nice, but you know how BULKY they are.

Link | Posted on Apr 6, 2017 at 14:54 UTC as 26th comment

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 96th comment
On article Throwback Thursday: Our first cameras (392 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 138th 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 (103 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 15th comment | 1 reply
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