jon404

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

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  • Your 28mm lens is just fine. If too wide-angle, rooms look weird... a cave effect. Camera on tripod halfway up between ceiling and floor. If inside, overexpose just a little bit for the windows, ...
  • A few days ago, I was at Nelson Photo in San Diego. Looking at a beautiful night landscape print, desert rock arches, with a very colorful NASA Milky Way galaxy photoshopped in. And I said to my ...
  • Well, you already have a fine camera with that D5300. It's really about the lens. Me, I'd stick with the camera, and get a Nikon 85mm 1.4G. Great for low indoor light, nice bokeh for blurry ...
  • I sell old cameras and lenses to KEH ... you'll find them online ... and get a very fair price. Though as others said, cameras depreciate quickly... lenses not as fast. KEH also has buyers who ...
  • Oh, you're right, Alex. And we'll never see a real half-press shutter button on a cell phone, will we? Oh well. Can't help wishing that someone at Apple liked photography enough to make an iPhone ...
  • Pola -- it's OK, what's a few microagressions now and then among friends? Seriously, critical comments about technique should always be welcome. Subjective comments? Not so much. I like stars, you ...
  • You guys are good! Just when I thought I could pretend that I got those stars from some sort of New Age southern Californian astral projection... the truth revealed! The Hubble Telescope's 8 ...
  • Am retired, but still make money now and then with my K-5IIs, architectural and auto pix using 18-135 WR and 55-300 zooms, and the 35 f/2.4. It is fast, sharp, light. As an aside, moving now into ...
  • As long as cell phones are so ergonomically awkward, regular cameras will still be around. But imagine if Apple made that next iPhone as sweet to use as my old Ricoh Digital IV. Game over!
  • Created discussion thread The evening train
    Tonight's 7:29 PM train coming north into Del Mar, California. F/2.4, 1/13 second, ISO 800. Pentax K-5 IIs with Pentax 35mm f/2.4 lens. Stars from NASA.
  • Commented on article Hands-on with Hasselblad X1D

    ... and if the €uro 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!
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