WheelerDealer

WheelerDealer

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

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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? (764 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 298th 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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Link | Posted on Apr 14, 2014 at 17:58 UTC as 9th comment
On article Facebook introduces shared photo albums (15 comments in total)

No slideshow? Come on Facebook, it's not hard to do.

Link | Posted on Aug 29, 2013 at 02:30 UTC as 6th comment

The rivets (?) attaching the grip are as tacky as tacky can be. < sigh >

Link | Posted on Jul 22, 2013 at 23:46 UTC as 176th comment
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Geoffrey Kitt: I do use Flickr - rather as a bulk repository for images of family and social events and motorsport photography.

I dislike the clunky user interface intensely and the presentation is pretty mediocre too.

I'm now making more use of Facebook for my social and family photography and Flickr doesn't come close to the (relative) ease of use and flexible presentation of pBase where I keep my public portfolio.

So, Flickr, you are being squeezed from both sides! I'm not sure if you can survive.

I'm with you on Facebook, Geoffrey, all it needs now is a decent slideshow program to make it perfect for my social and family photography needs.

Link | Posted on Jul 20, 2012 at 08:30 UTC
On article Adobe releases Camera Raw v6.7 release candidate (27 comments in total)

"Photoship" CS5? That's funny.

Link | Posted on Mar 7, 2012 at 02:31 UTC as 10th comment
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