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Works as a Retired Consultant
Joined on Nov 30, 2008
About me:

avid amateur photography. especially interested in the technologies associated with cameras and lenses


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I am always leary of equipment that has many restrictions on its, it doesn't with this this or that model. Makes me wonder

Link | Posted on Sep 12, 2015 at 14:07 UTC as 30th comment
On article Readers' Showcase: Gene Smirnov (50 comments in total)

Very good stuff!! Very creative. I liked them all

Link | Posted on Sep 5, 2015 at 15:21 UTC as 25th comment
On article Readers' Showcase: Maxime Siegler (47 comments in total)

Excellent images. I liked them all but especially 1 & 7.

For those of you interested in B&W I suggest you look at Vivian Maier's work.

Link | Posted on Mar 16, 2015 at 23:54 UTC as 10th comment
On article 2014 DPReview Readers' Best Shots: Things (26 comments in total)

Things #1, 6 both fantastic

Link | Posted on Jan 26, 2015 at 23:19 UTC as 9th comment
On article 2014 DPReview Readers' Best Shots: Places (22 comments in total)

Places #2, 10, 11,15 all fantastic

Link | Posted on Jan 26, 2015 at 23:19 UTC as 10th comment
On article 2014 DPReview Readers' Best Shots: People (24 comments in total)

Peoples #11 with several others close behind.

Link | Posted on Jan 26, 2015 at 23:17 UTC as 6th comment

Current EM5 model is available at great price for a great camera

Link | Posted on Dec 5, 2014 at 16:01 UTC as 42nd comment | 5 replies

Lions... I'm a sucker for B&W

Link | Posted on Oct 25, 2014 at 19:34 UTC as 21st comment

I wonder where the intellectual property came from for this product?

Link | Posted on Jun 16, 2014 at 17:24 UTC as 3rd comment | 1 reply
On article Gorgeous color photos of America in the 1930's and 40's (109 comments in total)

I usually think of the 30s and 40s in b&w but I will admit most of these are very pleasing and do not detract from the era.

Link | Posted on Aug 19, 2013 at 19:05 UTC as 12th comment
On article 5 Reasons why I haven't used my DSLR for months (593 comments in total)

As usual it depends.

If I'm shooting something that's really important to me I take my DSLR and gear. As someone said before me you don't see the Olympics being shot with iPhones or MFT.

If I'm walking the streets I usually take MFT.

I have to be fairly desperate to use my iPhone

Link | Posted on Aug 1, 2013 at 19:46 UTC as 107th comment | 1 reply
On article 10 Photo Editing Programs (that aren't Photoshop) (437 comments in total)

What about Capture NX2 as an editing tool?

Link | Posted on May 20, 2013 at 17:34 UTC as 36th comment | 8 replies

Hummm. I can see that on its face this is a difficult question. When is altering an image too much? Before I answer let me say that as a reader of the event I want to see it as if I were there in person. That means I want an honest portrayal of the event. I expect color, contrast and improved dynamic range etc to take place before I see it. What makes the RAW image the proper representation of the event? Don't add "pixels" but please enhance what you capture to help me understand what really happened. Also remember, the image is not shown in a vacuum. It is usually is accompanied by a story

Link | Posted on May 13, 2013 at 20:57 UTC as 1st comment

That's really too bad.

Maybe this will be a Netflex/Apple Maps/Coke Classic moment which turned out to be a big whoops then back to the old model.

Link | Posted on May 6, 2013 at 18:49 UTC as 738th comment | 1 reply

With the exception of one photo I was completely underwhelmed by the rest.

Link | Posted on May 1, 2013 at 22:48 UTC as 29th comment | 1 reply
On article Time magazine showcases Top 10 photos of 2012 (147 comments in total)

I agree with what was said before me
top photojournal images, maybe but certainly not top ten photos for 2012 and yes, nauseatingly politically correct

Link | Posted on Dec 14, 2012 at 16:27 UTC as 54th comment
On article Just Posted: Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX1 sample images (288 comments in total)

Colors appear to be faded in most shots., nothing that can't be fixed. quite a shallow DOF wide open

Link | Posted on Oct 9, 2012 at 18:03 UTC as 34th comment | 1 reply
On article Nikon V1 and J1 - hands-on first impressions (245 comments in total)
In reply to:

Debankur Mukherjee: To me the main disadvantage of all these mirrorless cameras, be it from any manufacturer is the Lens. Look at them the lens kill the portability of these cameras. You cannot put them in your pocket with such hugh lenses.

Give me a Mirrorless large sensor body with a short “foldable” zoom like the coolpix lineup.

If it is not truly portable then I don’t mind buying the D3100 for everyday use. Far better body, lens and sensor.

I also carry my S95 everywhere. I want an S95 form factor with the largest possible sensor

Link | Posted on Sep 22, 2011 at 14:17 UTC
On article Nikon V1 and J1 - hands-on first impressions (245 comments in total)
In reply to:

jorg14: Just seems to me that if I can't put it in my pocket, I'm going to have to strap it around my neck. If I do that, there's not that much difference in weight or size between a full size DSLR, CX or 4/3's. The body may be a little smaller, but the lens sure isn't.

I agree. I will always have my DSLR but I'm also on the lookout for something pocketable with the best IQ.

Link | Posted on Sep 22, 2011 at 14:07 UTC
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