BlueJakester

BlueJakester

Lives in United States Washington, United States
Joined on Apr 11, 2013

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On article Gear of the Year: Carey's choice - Sony a9 II (359 comments in total)

Imagine my relief when I reached the bottom of this article and the Sony a9 II was actually mentioned. Wow, a lot to slog through before finding an opinion.

Link | Posted on Jan 1, 2021 at 15:12 UTC as 19th comment | 4 replies

The guy who was fined must have been a special kind of idiot. According to the article he had been warned in writing by the FAA to stop flying illegally, yet he continued to do so.

The bigger problem is this type of behavior makes it more difficult for law abiding hobby flyers. Plus the yet to be passed regulations have another reason to be more restrictive.

Link | Posted on Dec 26, 2020 at 23:29 UTC as 41st comment

This has to be your most entertaining and funniest video ever! You made me laugh loudly several times! Excellent job guys! Happy holidays!

Link | Posted on Dec 5, 2020 at 21:51 UTC as 36th comment | 1 reply
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Kiwisnap: Most drone users I have spoken to would suggest obstacle avoidance is a key thing for beginners!

I have had three drones, one without obstacle avoidance. OA is nice to have, but not required if you stay out of risky situations, IMO. Get the drone up and away from trees and/or buildings where you want to shoot video or stills anyway.

Commercial photography like real estate or weddings would be different of course. But for a beginner using the Mini 2 it's not required, again IMO.

Link | Posted on Nov 6, 2020 at 15:09 UTC
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Andreasfe: While the drone itself deserves its name "Mini", the overall package, with that huge controller, does not.

I have the same controller with my Mavic Air 2. It's a vast improvement over the fold out grips of the Mini's original controller. Having OcuSync is a very important capability it you have trees or buildings where you fly. The Mini 2 is a big improvement and step up over the Mini, IMO :-)

Link | Posted on Nov 6, 2020 at 14:56 UTC
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chadley_chad: I’ve just ordered mine with the care package at a total price of approx £600. As much as I would’ve liked the air 2, at £400 more, I’m willing to accept the limitations as far as wind resistance and collision avoidance (and hopefully DJI will allow use of the smart controller ... although I doubt it it As I’m sure they’ll limit that to push people over to the more expensive model).

Excited about getting it though, it came in at the right time at the right price for a previous Mavic pro owner who just wanted something cheaper to fly as and when.

You will enjoy Mini 2. I have the Air 2 and the controller with OcuSync is excellent. Having that with the Mini 2, along with the ability to shoot 4K video and DNG stills is well worth the increased price of the Mini 2. Plus it is so small and light! Perfect!

Link | Posted on Nov 6, 2020 at 14:52 UTC

You will make a great addition to DPReview Roger! Looking forward to reading all of your articles. Good going Barney!

Link | Posted on Oct 18, 2020 at 13:27 UTC as 223rd comment
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Matt Waller: Proofreading:

Introduction
No need for 'familiar' to be in quotes (unless you're actually quoting something, in which case say what).

New Joystick Functionality
Delete the word "both" from this: 'Simply nudging the stick in any direction allows you to select both the focus point, and you can also use the dials to select the focus mode (single-point, zone, wide/tracking).'

Duplicate word "direction": Pushing inward can edit the focus area instead of punching in (or you can assign it to do nothing), while nudging it in a direction direction can only adjust the focus point (rather than also allowing you to change the focus mode with the dials).

Initial Impressions
Change "I'm to I've" here: "I'm long been a fan of Fujifilm cameras..."

Hey Matt, I have some term papers that need proofing. ;-) :-)

Link | Posted on Oct 16, 2020 at 20:05 UTC
On article Opinion: Camera names are getting ridiculous (705 comments in total)

Richard Butler (a.k.a. X-RB, formerly RB-X mark I, originally RxB RBX mark X1-RB) makes a good point here. ;-)

Link | Posted on Oct 11, 2020 at 17:33 UTC as 217th comment

The X-H1 is my primary camera and I love it! So many desirable features are already in it that I can’t imagine another X-H making me upgrade. But for new people discovering Fujifilm cameras it might be attractive. Especially since the X-H have a DSLR style grip.

We are lucky to live in a time of so many quality camera and lens choices, most of which are affordable.

Link | Posted on Jun 11, 2020 at 14:54 UTC as 64th comment

Fujifilm X-E1 with kit 18-55. Regretted selling it about a week after it was gone. Lens was sharp, camera was simple and took beautiful images. Live and learn.

Link | Posted on May 25, 2020 at 17:18 UTC as 189th comment | 2 replies

Excellent! Fascinating to hear some of the thought processes going on behind the camera. The movie was very good too, especially the Denmark footage.

It's wonderful that affordable cameras like the GH5S and powerful editing software programs are available to aspiring filmmakers today.

Link | Posted on May 16, 2020 at 17:55 UTC as 15th comment

Wow, tuff crowd here. So the author loves his X100V and explains why. Maybe others can relate, maybe not. Maybe you like the photos, maybe not. I enjoyed reading the article and like the photos.

"Shields up!"

:-)

Link | Posted on Mar 30, 2020 at 15:55 UTC as 32nd comment | 5 replies
On article Let's talk about Dorothea Lange (118 comments in total)

Amazing woman and human being. I clicked through to the National Archives photos of Japanese people being taken away. The looks on the children's faces are heartbreaking. No comprehension of why this was happening to them and their families. Black and white images portray the cold reality of the moments.

I always hope that people will learn from history, but with so much human suffering today it doesn't appear they have.

Link | Posted on Mar 8, 2020 at 15:47 UTC as 38th comment | 1 reply

Great video Chris and Jordan. Interesting subject matter, brilliantly articulated.

Pentax ME with kit 50 lens was my first camera. Worked perfectly for 20 years. I would still have and use it today if it hadn't been dunked in salt water.

Link | Posted on Jan 18, 2020 at 16:06 UTC as 127th comment | 3 replies
On article DPReview TV: Panasonic S1H first look (111 comments in total)
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BlueJakester: That opening scene with Jordan is absolutely hilarious! It's on point too, judging from what some forum members have posted :-)

Well done Jordan!

Jordan's on-screen persona has evolved nicely since he and Chris signed on with DPReview, IMO. He and Chris both project a lot of charisma and their vocalizations keep the videos interesting. Well done guys!

Link | Posted on Aug 27, 2019 at 19:35 UTC
On article DPReview TV: Panasonic S1H first look (111 comments in total)

That opening scene with Jordan is absolutely hilarious! It's on point too, judging from what some forum members have posted :-)

Well done Jordan!

Link | Posted on Aug 27, 2019 at 19:12 UTC as 36th comment | 4 replies
On article 2019 Guide: Apple iPad Pro for Photographers (259 comments in total)

iPad Pro is almost there for me. iPadOS 13 capabilities may be the tipping point convincing me purchase.

Link | Posted on Aug 25, 2019 at 15:15 UTC as 80th comment
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BlueJakester: Should be quite popular with law enforcement, spies, peeping Toms and possibly others.

I was putting that group in the "possibly others" but I can see how you may have missed that ;-)

Link | Posted on Aug 1, 2019 at 23:11 UTC

Should be quite popular with law enforcement, spies, peeping Toms and possibly others.

Link | Posted on Aug 1, 2019 at 18:05 UTC as 16th comment | 2 replies
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