jon404

Lives in United States San Diego, CA, United States
Joined on May 11, 2010

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  • Commented on article Hands-on with Hasselblad X1D

    ... and if the ÔéČuro tanks, we can get it for <$10,000 USD?

  • Commented on article Hands-on with Hasselblad X1D

    Looks like a fine, fine camera... simple, well-thought out. Priced reasonably enough, for that market segment. Good to see Hasselblad back in the ballgame!

  • Storage costs are amazingly low. Bought a 64 GB Sandisk microSD card for less than $40 at Staples the other day. If you are into still images and text rather than movies, you'll never fill it up!...

  • What a shock! I subscribe to his LuLa site, and deeply enjoy it. But he is in a better place now, where the landscapes truly are luminous and boundless, and where there is always the latest...

  • Money aside, and looking at the other side of this, why not a fixed-lens full frame, like the Sony or Leica Q, and then crop to get that extreme telephoto effect?

  • Thanks all... well, I returned it, and Amazon refunded my money, end of story. Reverting to my older GRD IV now, without regrets... it being a little smaller, a little lighter, with a little ...
  • Amelie -- am still not sure... thought I had it fixed, went to a classic car concours today and when I got home, noticed it was doing it again. All day, had it on Av aperture priority, and now it ...
  • Thanks Rube... this morning, took two photos at sunrise just to make sure RAW was working properly. Using the image below to show my friends how RAW images (with more than 4,000 brightness levels) ...
  • I do too. It is after dark, but bright, a unique look, and elegant color...
  • That is a lovely picture... it has a special look to it. And you got three exposures without even one fish jumping in that still pond!
  • I'll give it a try... my restaurant customer isn't that critical... he just wants nice sharp pictures of the food. And I can put the GR II on my big tripod, and see what happens. RAW pizza time, ...
  • Created discussion thread GR II stuck in Tv mode
    My new GR II stays in Tv mode, when the mode dial is on Av, Tav, or M. Lets me change shutter speed, but not aperture. Started happening one day after I got the camera, after I had changed several ...
  • Mike -- I just got a GR II, and like with you, it will be a perfect complement to my Pentax K-5 IIs. It's funny... when I am taking photos for myself, a small-sensor camera like my older GRD IV is ...
  • Just got a GR II, and there's the temptation to use it for an upcoming photo session in the back of the kitchen at a busy restaurant... images of those beautiful plates of food, up to now with a ...
  • Created discussion thread First day with a GR II
    It came today, a rainy day, flat gray color, no dramatic clouds. Went over to the ocean at sunset, near Del Mar. The joy of TAv! f/4, 1/400, and along came an evening train, ISO whatever, APS-C ...
  • Commented on article Leica Q In-depth Review

    Interesting that they compared it to the Ricoh GR, which has far, far better ergonomics and can fit in a shirt pocket. And then there's the delightful older GR Digital IV, with it's bright 1:1.9...

  • Charge $500 for half a day, $900 for a full day... 8 hours on site, half-an-hour for lunch, a couple of short breaks. Don't try to rush it in a hour. Lighting will take time, and even if you tell ...
  • From the OP -- yes, this is what I was getting at. Fun for me, since I'm retired... but am ambivalent about undercutting folks who charge. Commercial photography is a hard way to make a living. Als ...
  • Replied in Why not...
    Guys -- it is a skewering due to digital technology... unlike film days, as an amateur I have zero costs. Most any camera works well enough, I can get dirt-cheap LED lamps at the hardware store, ...
  • Ha! True enough. Some time ago, I had my own business for 15 years, making ads and brochures. Raised my prices for rich customers, lowered them for small ones. And yes, the smaller ones were the ...
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