Shakey, I read your comments with great interest. I'll never part with my Canon 5DII, but I'm expanding my photography experiences with the Lumix camera I recently bought. Although not really a 'pocket camera', I have a case that makes transporting it around town easy. Glad you are enjoying your Lumix camera as well.
What a coincidence. I'm a DSLR die-hard. (sp?) But this past summer, when I flew over the pond, I thought it smart to leave my DSLR at home so that our Secretary of Homeland Security wouldn't "act out" and make all DSLR cameras to be tossed below with the luggage. Solution? A bridge camera. I bought a Lumix DMC-TZ80 for about $400. What caught my attention was that it shot RAW, had Leica lenses, and eye view window in addition to the traditional LCD screen. Interesting twist? When you move the camera up to your eye for viewing, the LCD screen shuts off. Oh, did I mention a ring around the lens, like as though you were going to focus as we do on our DSLRs? Only this ring can be assigned by you to do what you want it to do. I chose Aperture. Interestingly enough, as I view my subject, and turn the ring, I will see the combination of Aperture and Shutter speed along the bottom. AND, I'll also see what Lumix believes the exposure will be, ranging from over exposed, spot on, and under exposed. In post, I saw Lumix's opinion was very close as I looked at it on my iMac screen. I never expected all this on a bridge camera. I highly recommend this camera as your second (dare I say?) pocket camera.
Having done a bit of HDR, and loving every moment in that arena, I've thought about what really happens when someone, anyone 'over cooks it'. I like your term. Well, for all these years, I've wondered when our work moves from the world of Photography to the world of Art. Or perhaps a capture could reside in both. While not all HDR could be said to be seen by the naked eye, perhaps it could be said that it would be seen by the Creative Eye, an eye of how we'd like to see it. And that is where the world of Art Photography may reside. I think your capture belongs there. Job well done.
That group sounds amazing. Truly.
I'm posting for a similar purpose. In addition to teaching, I worked at a classical music station here in St. Louis. I introduced a monthly one-hour show called High School Classics. Each July, I produced a special 90 min. show made from CDs recorded at the state wide conference of high school musicians. Of the different geners, Jazz was one of them. They always sounded so great. When I asked the multitudes of high school music teachers to tell me why, they all had the same answer. The students loved to play jazz.
Why am I telling you this behind-the-scene info? If you have a high school near you, see if you can't encourage the administrations to support the music departments, and to include jazz offerings if not already there. Then go to their concerts and enjoy!
I never thought of it, but I agree with Jeep. Large + good, or small + not so good. Just reading specs, that does appear to be the trend.
I agree with RRS, TriX, and I'm sure more on additional post. Seriously consider a top quality used camera body. I'll keep my fingers crossed when I suggest you and he go to a local (close ?) camera store. I own a Canon 5DII, but I wanted a second one for back up. Cost me $600 at my local camera store, and they offer 30 day bring back...no matter what, and 90 bring back for store credit. I've been using that second body with outstanding results. If he were to sell/trade in his current body and lenses, that could more than pay for a good lens for the used body.
We need to support our local camera stores, and they also give peace of mind when buying used camera and lenses.
PCB, I have very strong feelings about buying used lenses. No, that doesn't mean I'm opposed, in fact, I'm in favor.
I saved my coins and I now own three Canon L series lenses. One is new and came with the camera, with an extra $1,100 if memory serves me correctly. But the other two are used, and it saved me a good amount of pocket change.
Here's my point. If you live near a camera store, go there first. My first used lens was on their shelf, but the best part was that I could try it out right there in the store. Then, I had 30 days in which to return, no questions asked. I also had 90 days to return for store credit. I could not lose. For the second one, I wanted a nice wide angle. They had one on the shelf, but my salesman suggested I wait. They "knew me" and treated me very nicely. He said his confidence was not high with that used lens. I would be spending about $800 (instead of 1,400 new), and he wanted me to be totally happy. Hence, he promised he would call when one came in that he liked. It only took about four days, he called, and told me he had a 'trade in' for a different lens, and this wide angle lens came with the original box, paper work, and it looked brand new. That was a deal I could not refuse.
Don't get me wrong, I love Amazon and other online dealers. But being able to buy my used lenses from my local store was a total win. That is my recommendation. I'll now keep my fingers crossed that you still have a camera store near you.
Thank you. I knew we could have both a Mac OS and also a Windows OS too. I was just wondering if we could have two different Mac OS systems.
Steve, Which two do you have on your Mac? I have 10.9.5. How how is the weather there in Dallas?
Steve, You've just posted the million dollar question. Is it possible, to add a second OS, on both a PC and a Mac?
I'll be watching here for answers.
To my friends here using Windows 10, us Apple users experience the same problem when it comes to OS updates. I'm using PSCS5, along with Perfect Resize 8 and Photomatix Pro 5. My OS is already two generations "old", and I'm perfectly fine with that. I'm a big believer of "if it ain't broke, don't fix it".
I totally enjoy living in a world of Apple, but OS updates in the Apple world are just as problematic as the PC world.
I agree with everything written here, and wish to emphasize something. We have a landline here just like Jerry, via cable provider. In fact, we pay for Internet and land line only via Charter, no cable video. But what I've learned about cell phone providers are two somewhat scary attitudes. First, they would seriously maximize their profits if everyone would stop talking on a cell phone and text only. Why? Text takes almost no data space, where voice takes much more space on their networks. Secondly, and this is the part that really bothers me. Compression. When digital cell became available here in St. Louis, it was so outstanding, no one could tell if you were not using landline. However, nearly all cell phone companies compress the calls so badly, that's why clarity is so bad. Of course, there is the element about sufficient coverage, but combine that with compression, and we all must frequently ask "what did you just say?". Reminds me of A. Bell's first conversation. Will that poor clarity change? Why should it? The cell companies seem to be happy. So, landline here, and small cell when out. BTW, I and my other half have dropped the 'smart phones' and now each have ..... wait for it ..... flip phones. Each cost $18/month.
Probably an unrelated question, but Chery, you've opened the door. How did this photography website obtain its name.....UglyHedgeHog??
Billnikon, When you use your two pocket Sony cameras, did you shoot both RAW and .jpg?