jon404

Lives in United States Tombstone, AZ, United States
Joined on May 11, 2010

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  • Created discussion thread Apple 8 phone. Heresy?
    Are we at the point where a cell phone will substitute for a 'real' camera... with the advantage of easily posting images to the internet? For photojournalists, will the Apple iPhone 8 actually ...
  • I am just recovering from two days of mega-sleepy heat prostration here in Tombstone. Can sure tell you, that Mars place looks like a 100,000 bottle of water per day landscape!
    But maybe we could...

  • Jim -- I guess when it is set to OFF, the button doesn't do anything at all, like you've noticed. I really like the AEL lock... use it all the time... it is a real joy to have on a small pocket ...
  • Prints aside, the deeper issue is whether our basic RAW .dng file format will be viewable and usable in future. Popular software standards change fast. I'd bet on the JPG format... like PDFs, ...
  • Oh, I wish I had $55,000 to spend on a camera! This Phase One is very, very appealing...

  • Articles like this make me want to go back to monochrome. Color is seductive... and much easier, as you don't have to worry so much about form.
    Anyway, thanks Alex -- am re-inspired!

  • With my Pentax K-5 IIs on a sunny Saturday, up on a balcony above our main street, a fun parade passing by below. Crystal-clear air, plenty of light, easy to shoot! A 1919 Nash Sidesaddle style Fol ...
  • My Pentax 18-135 zoom.

  • Saw the 'monsters' word in the thread title... forgive me for interjecting some fun into this, see pic below... part of an upcoming Tombstone Nugget issue we're cooking up here for April 1 ... ...
  • Agree -- sensor dust cleaning is about the only thing needed. I guess you could go to a 24 MP image, but then the RAW files will be much larger. As it is, for small-town press photography and as a ...
  • Replied in A dream camera
    'Dream camera' sums it up. Had to do a short news story today about a judged art show. Went to the place, took a few pictures of the winning paintings and their artists, done. Point being that the ...
  • Since when did a smartphone become a camera? Crappy ergonomics, horrible in low light. This is like comparing a skateboard with an automobile...
    PS... I just bought a Ricoh GR. Hack that, Wikileaks...

  • I recently bought a GR II, as the much smaller sensor on my older GR Digital IV can't deliver much RAW shadow detail. I take photos for folks here in Tombstone, and want to avoid lugging around my ...
  • So true! The GR II is an amazing value for the money, and I'm sure the upcoming GR III will be also... certainly at less than US$1,000. Before ordering the GR II earlier today, I thought long and ...
  • Replied in Pentax Q7
    And, I think your Q would fit in a shirt pocket, which is my critical form factor. Good choice!
  • Ricoh GR II. Fits in my shirt pocket. Great sharp lens. APS-C sensor, 16 MP images... plenty of room to crop... and RAW to bring up shadow detail. Lightweight, with snap focus. Chances of getting ...
  • Just ordered a GR II, as it seems to have similar controls to my older GR Digital IV. Looking forward to the joy of getting much better low-light RAW detail from the MUCH bigger APS-C sensor. As ...
  • Interesting to think about using one of these in preference to my old Ricoh GR Digital IV. The Leica won't fit in my shirt pocket, a big negative. But that almost-black picture where it looked...

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