WheelerDealer

WheelerDealer

Lives in United States Maui, HI, United States
Works as a Weddings & Drag Racing Shooter
Joined on Aug 14, 2002

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As someone who shoots a lot of outdoors-in-bright-sunshine portraiture, the open eyes tweak is a winner. Period.

Link | Posted on Oct 5, 2017 at 10:57 UTC as 29th comment
On article Throwback Thursday: the Canon PowerShot G1 (157 comments in total)

I bought one new - my 3rd digital camera after a Fuji MX500, and a Nikon Coolpix 800 - and it was quite an improvement over its predecessors. I accidentally dropped it from waist high onto a concrete floor. <ouch> A dent on one corner was a result, but it kept on working. I still have it, plus an additional one I got for $1 at a garage sale not long ago. That one worked better than the original. I still have them, now mostly collecting dust on a shelf.

Link | Posted on Sep 22, 2017 at 06:49 UTC as 30th comment

For the record, the event's correct name is "The Race of Gentlemen."

Link | Posted on Aug 21, 2017 at 22:44 UTC as 6th comment

A clever idea, for sure, but I'd be concerned about the ambient temperature range - too warm, the lens would dry up, too cold, it would freeze solid. Not good.

Link | Posted on Jun 23, 2017 at 04:28 UTC as 13th comment | 1 reply
On article Nikon announces midrange D7500 DSLR (396 comments in total)
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WheelerDealer: I might have had an interest in this camera, but a lack of two SD slots is a deal breaker for me. <sigh>

Well, I actually already have a D500, but I like the D7500 for its reduced weight - almost a half pound lighter - and for the built in flash. A D7500, with my 16-80 f/2.8-4 attached, would serve me well as a "travel camera" But, it's all moot as a single card slot just won't do.

Link | Posted on Apr 12, 2017 at 05:23 UTC
On article Nikon announces midrange D7500 DSLR (396 comments in total)

I might have had an interest in this camera, but a lack of two SD slots is a deal breaker for me. <sigh>

Link | Posted on Apr 12, 2017 at 04:26 UTC as 125th comment | 5 replies
On article Throwback Thursday: Our first cameras (393 comments in total)

My first camera was Kodak's ubiquitous Brownie Hawkeye, a gift when I was about 13. My first "serious" camera was a Nikon FE2 that I got 33-years ago. As to digital, I bought a 1.5 MP Fuji MX-500 in the spring of '99, the first of some 20 digitals that I've owned since then.

Link | Posted on Mar 16, 2017 at 23:33 UTC as 147th comment
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2stepbay: Long time resident on Big Island. From my many lava experiences: worst time for viewing the lava...sunset when crowds create a somewhat chaotic scene, especially as the light diminishes. Best time: pre-dawn when hardly anyone is around. Don't go alone! Small group (3 to 5) is a better way to go. Best to coordinate movement in your group and establish common signals for safety. Stay informed about current lava activity. USGS Volcano site is a great source. Also, be aware of wind and weather conditions: best timing is when winds are on the calmer side. At the current flow, there may be no cell service depending on carrier. Bring water, snacks, first-aid supplies (lava cuts can be deep), flashlight and/or headlamp, and batteries, warm clothing, long pants, gloves, and good hiking shoes. Most importantly, know when "enough is enough". Listen to your inner sense about "yes/no". Stay aware of your group and everything around you. And lastly, do not go out onto a lava bench.

You tell 'em, 2stepbay, but Madam Pele will teach you a big lesson about karma if you're not extra careful.

Link | Posted on Feb 7, 2017 at 10:30 UTC
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AshMills: Thesaurus to that guy.

haha

Link | Posted on Feb 7, 2017 at 10:28 UTC
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Marcin 3M: So they did not mentioned Sonny camera? Nor Panasonix? How we can live with this?

Don't forget Olympics or Pentux models...

Link | Posted on Dec 29, 2016 at 12:31 UTC

FWIW, it's "schoolboy" in the U.S. (if not elsewhere in the English speaking world.) <grin>

Link | Posted on Nov 17, 2016 at 07:14 UTC as 66th comment | 1 reply
On article DPReview Asks: What was your first camera? (766 comments in total)

Film, a Brownie Hawkeye; SLR, a Nikon FE2; digital, a Fuji MX-500 (1999)

Link | Posted on Nov 5, 2016 at 00:10 UTC as 300th comment
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WheelerDealer: I'm surprised the whole bunch didn't end up in jail for that, it's illegal to be there. (Not to mention that native Hawaiians don't approve of anybody foolin' around on Madam Pele's turf. It's kapu, and simply being there shows little regard or respect for the culture. Do that in Alaska or in some other volcanic zone!)

To clarify: It should have read, "Yeah, sure, you can get a permit to shoot commercially in National Parks..." Permits are NOT required for sightseers and such.

Link | Posted on Oct 22, 2016 at 07:39 UTC
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WheelerDealer: I'm surprised the whole bunch didn't end up in jail for that, it's illegal to be there. (Not to mention that native Hawaiians don't approve of anybody foolin' around on Madam Pele's turf. It's kapu, and simply being there shows little regard or respect for the culture. Do that in Alaska or in some other volcanic zone!)

I live in Hawai'i, do you? I'm a weddings shooter on Maui who has lived here for 30+ years, and I'm more in touch with what's what in that regard. Did they get permission, and, most importantly, a PERMIT from the Parks Service? If so, I'm plenty surprised. Yeah, sure, you can get a permit to shoot in National Parks, but folks I know who live on the Big Island know that going onto active lava flows is seriously not allowed for any reason short of research. (The NPS website won't tell you yes or no, that's not its purpose.)

Link | Posted on Oct 21, 2016 at 22:02 UTC

I'm surprised the whole bunch didn't end up in jail for that, it's illegal to be there. (Not to mention that native Hawaiians don't approve of anybody foolin' around on Madam Pele's turf. It's kapu, and simply being there shows little regard or respect for the culture. Do that in Alaska or in some other volcanic zone!)

Link | Posted on Oct 21, 2016 at 08:08 UTC as 8th comment | 3 replies
On article Abandoned America: Photographing a forgotten history (76 comments in total)
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Edgar_in_Indy: The movie theater seems way too long and narrow. I've never seen a theater like that. I imagine that the screen looks farther away due to use of a wide angle, but since the EXIF information is not present, it's hard to say.

On a side note, why strip the EXIF information for photos that are posted on a photography site, where people would be interested in that kind of info?

FYI: http://maui-angels.com/exif.jpg

Link | Posted on Oct 2, 2016 at 00:02 UTC
On article Here at last: Nikon announces D500 (1174 comments in total)

I'm a DX shooter. I like it. I've been using a D7100 since it was new on the market. I still use the D300 that the 7100 "replaced." And, I only got the 7100 when it appeared there would not be a D300 replacement. Suddenly, here's the D500, just in the nick of time as I was getting ready to spring for a 7200 (mostly due to it's larger buffer and Wi-Fi connectivity). I'd have been plenty upset if I'd ordered a 7200 before this week! )o',

Link | Posted on Jan 6, 2016 at 07:52 UTC as 124th comment | 7 replies
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teeranui: You really can't take bad pictures in Maui.

Well, having lived on the island for 32+ years, I can assure you CAN take bad pictures here, just not as easily . . . (o',

Link | Posted on Sep 23, 2015 at 07:46 UTC
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GlobalGuyUSA: FujiFilm is doing a GOOD job. I am a life-long Nikon user, and I strongly appreciate what FujiFilm is doing for the market, and how it is taking care of its customers.

Anyone can say a product "isn't finished" when released -- Canon, Nikon, Sony, Samsung, etc, had many troubles when they released new products (imperfect VR, imperfect focusing, imperfect oil mechanisms, etc). There is no such thing as the "perfect" product at release. There is only such thing as Manufacturers who STOP supporting the product as soon as its released.

I really appreciate that FujiFilm "comes back to" products which are older than 1 year old, sometimes older than several years old, and makes modest to even dramatic improvements.

This is the sign of a quality manufacturer.

When FujiFilm makes their full-frame camera, it will have loyal customers ready to stand by that brand, the way the brand has been standing by their products.

I went from Fuji to Nikon when it became evident Fuji weren't going to market an S6Pro. Like you, I'd be happy to go (back) to Fuji for a FF model. Visualize crossed fingers. (o',

Link | Posted on Jun 30, 2015 at 06:11 UTC
On article Datacolor offers Spyder5 with redesigned calibrator (115 comments in total)
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tmaxxtigger: Have a Spyder 1 & 3. I wonder if these incremental improvements make that much of a difference, the old version seems to work really well already. Moving from the 1 to 3 was a fair jump, mostly in that the calibration took a lot less time.

I've had a Spyder4Express for a few years now, no complaints. But, it's my understanding that sensor 'sensitivity' somehow diminishes over time. Even if that's not a problem, I think I'll upgrade (with a "newer is better" mindset - visualize crossed fingers!)

Link | Posted on Apr 8, 2015 at 02:46 UTC
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