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  • Commented on 'New upgrade a success'

    I was using the new Firefox browser... Will Try with Chrome... TG
    • 29 Jan 2016 6:39PM
  • Commented on 'New upgrade a success'

    Just lost an upload due to field for Adult - Non- Adult, refuses to take input choice. TG
    • 29 Jan 2016 6:37PM
  • Commented on 'New upgrade a success'

    David.....Things are coming along well... Just a heads up for the DEATH of JAVA coming up in September. Good riddance to a windows headache we all want to be free of..

    '' Java browser plugin to be sent to death row in September '' ZDnet

    http://www.zdnet.com/article/java-browser-plugin-to-be-sent-to-death-row-in-september/?tag=nl.e539&s_cid=e539&ttag=e539&ftag=TRE17cfd61

    Things will run better without it. You will be ready no doubt.. TG
    • 29 Jan 2016 5:21PM
  • Commented on 'Image upload bug. Lens recognition'

    Excellent! Could not ask for more. Thanks. TG
    • 28 Jan 2016 8:20PM
  • Commented on 'Image upload bug. Lens recognition'

    Entered my Canon 70 - 300mm zoom lens in several ways. auto-fill search failed each time. So I entered the 18 - 55mm standard and that worked. Hope no one gets too steamed before this repeating upload delay is fixed. It refused to accept my lens input for the zoom even as it has always been entered in the past. Cheers,,,helping,,,not complaining. TG
    • 26 Jan 2016 3:56AM
  • Commented on 'Scheduled Upgrade: 21st Jan 2016'

    i have slow internet. Yesterday was S-L-O-W. So pleased that today is MUCH better. TG
    • 23 Jan 2016 4:55PM
  • Commented on 'Black white or grey... that's yer lot, so like it or lump it.'

    So we all agree then? One level playing field for all images uploaded. Fair is fair. Simplicity is a feature of good design. Forgive me for some of the jarring colours once tried. Should not have experimented at your expense. TG
    • 22 Jan 2016 8:50PM
  • Commented on 'Scheduled Upgrade: 21st Jan 2016'

    Every key stroke, including some of my REAL stupidity is permanently searchable here on the net. My personal saving grace is that I have no personal fame or reputation to worry about. There are real advantages to being a low profile ordinary soul. TG
    • 22 Jan 2016 6:20PM
  • Commented on 'Black white or grey... that's yer lot, so like it or lump it.'

    Wise EPZ choice to ;...Minimize or eliminate border background colour choices and here is why...
    I recently experimented with these colours and the bald reason if I admit it to myself, is to enhance my ho-hum upload. One or two commentors suggested a lighter or darker colour choice would look better.
    The light went on.... Everyone has different tastes. Impossible to please everyone,...so
    EPZ chooses to keep backgrounds and frames colour neutral so that we are absorbed in the image and not in the frames and frills. Colour matts and frills go in the frame on your wall. Images here belong in a standard plain setting. Don't you think so? TG
    • 22 Jan 2016 6:09PM
  • Commented on 'New upgrade a success'

    Here is a full second to what Phil2 so clearly said, [Top of this thread], in support and thumbs up for this recent upgrade. All positive.......Good work! TG
    • 21 Jan 2016 5:44PM
  • Commented on 'Scheduled Upgrade: 21st Jan 2016'

    CONGRATULATIONS....
    A little getting used to but over all your upgrade is easy to like. No details just now... too early, however I like everything at the moment. Thanks for EPZ as I enjoy it every day, as you likely can tell. [TG] Tony
    • 21 Jan 2016 5:34PM
  • Commented on 'upgrading from a Canon EOS450D'

    Here is a quote about some of the differences between the Canon T6i and the T6S.
    ["] The Canon T6i also relies on the user to enable or disable its LCD monitor as needed, where the T6s does so automatically, saving time and battery life. And the T6i also lacks its sibling's single-axis electronic level, ability to adjust focus between burst frames in live view mode, and HDR / digital zoom functions for movie capture. ["]
    http://www.imaging-resource.com/PRODS/canon-t6i/canon-t6iA.HTM
    TG
    • 4 Jun 2015 4:30AM
  • Commented on 'upgrading from a Canon EOS450D'

    Mike, like most loyal Canon users you may have missed the step differences from the T5i to the Canon T6s. Most important The T6s has 19 vs 9 cross type fpcus points for quicker more reliable AF. [ an essential difference for BIF] A 24 MP vs 17.9 MP sensor for improved image quality, yet Canon only gives one a image quality of 68 compared to a quality level of 80 for the Pentax K3, which costs $400 less to buy. [ 70D and T6s image quality is the same ]
    http://snapsort.com/compare/Canon-EOS-70D-vs-Pentax-K-3
    The Pentax K3 has 25 cross type focus points over the 19 for T6s
    The K3 is weather sealed and most of their lenses are sealed as well.
    K3 has a brighter Pentaprism vs the flipping mirror in the T6s.
    K3 has a faster shutter,.. 1/8K vs 1/4K
    K3 has better light sensitivity,.. 51K vs 25.6K
    K3 Has 2 card slots for twin image storage.
    K3 pentaprism allows longer battery life 560 vs 440 shots.
    http://snapsort.com/compare/Canon-EOS-Rebel-T6s-vs-Pentax-K-3
    So you can see why I prefer not to pay Canon so much more for so much less. TG
    • 4 Jun 2015 4:03AM
  • Commented on 'Day 3 June 2015: Interesting Sky'

    Clouds Galore... A James Bond Sky.
    • 3 Jun 2015 10:23PM
  • Commented on 'Day 3 June 2015: Interesting Sky'

    • 3 Jun 2015 10:22PM
  • Commented on 'Day 3 June 2015: Interesting Sky'

    Wings. A rare form made when an abrupt rise of warm air is pushed over a mountain ridge. TG
    • 3 Jun 2015 9:40PM
  • Commented on 'Day 3 June 2015: Interesting Sky'

    • 3 Jun 2015 9:35PM
  • Commented on 'upgrading from a Canon EOS450D'

    Up from the 550D to a better Canon body is a problem for me to solve as well. My web research suggests the next real step up is the ** Canon T6s** and that is co$tly. There is a world of difference between the T6i and the T6S. The latter has continuous focusing.
    My main Canon lens is the 70 - 300mm f/4 L. The T2i/550D has poor AF and limits what a good lens can do. So how to step up without Making Canon too wealthy?
    Pentax makes a great weather sealed camera in the K3. Super value, but then the cost of a 300mm and 1.4X TC.
    I have a Nikon D3200, but the Nikkor 80-400 zoom is almost 3K$.
    Tamron makes some good long glass if one chooses carefully. Logic suggests I go long with Nikon and sell the deluxe Canon 70-300 lens.
    The Pentax K3 is very tempting after all the user raves I have read.
    The best end run is not clear to me yet.
    Some pros are dumping their DSLR gear for the Sony A-6000. I can see why too.
    What would you do? Tony [TG]
    • 3 Jun 2015 3:40AM
  • Commented on 'Day 13 May 2015: Birds Of Prey'


    Eagle Youth in the American pose
    • 13 May 2015 7:50PM
  • Commented on 'Day 13 May 2015: Birds Of Prey'


    Eagle; Stop pulling my tail.
    • 13 May 2015 7:46PM
  • Commented on 'Public Tolerance. Total realism or some effect?'

    Thank you for taking the time to respond to my wondering about processed rather than plain technically correct images. There are so many variables including ideal upload times, that one can only gather a sense of trend rather than anything concrete or rule of thumb.
    Recently in the news, a slept in bed sold for two million dollars. Reasons are so complex, it may be easier to nail jelly to the wall. TG
    • 4 Jan 2015 10:05PM
  • Commented on 'Public Tolerance. Total realism or some effect?'

    Noticed many beautiful but ' adjusted ' images that seem to get low vote and comment numbers.
    This one for example.
    https://www.ephotozine.com/user/sunsetskydancer-10906/gallery/photo/waiting-room-41932589
    And this one....
    https://www.ephotozine.com/photo/portwrinkle-winch-42015278#comment_17752880

    Do we, the photogs at ePZ insist on total realism for the most part? Are we less inclined to accept HDR or texture touches than the general public?

    Not an easy question to resolve, for me that is. Am I alone in thinking the two images above are very good photo-art? TG
    • 4 Jan 2015 7:27PM
  • Commented on 'small raw or fine jpg'

    Until I find easy raw editing pgm, I may just lean to fine jpeg....Big detail loss? or not? TG
    • 13 Aug 2014 6:15PM
  • Commented on 'Day 03 August 2014: Wildlife Images'

    A mind blowing high standard. Brilliant! TG
    • 5 Aug 2014 3:28AM
  • Commented on 'ePZ offline, OK, but upload barred??'

    All is well again. Was able to upload an image at 01:07 am. Glitch is fixed! TG
    • 20 Jun 2013 10:00AM
  • Commented on 'ePZ offline, OK, but upload barred??'

    David Burleson; You are a problem solver. All seems well now. I was able to upload the Mink munching on a fish at 01:07 am PSTime. =GMT-8hrs.
    SAY, David,...did I ever thank you and your fellow staffers for a brilliant and delightful photo website??
    WE sure as heck enjoy ePZ every day.
    Your overall formula for ePhotozine is excellent, second to none and hopefully will not change much. Great bunch of photog users on here too.
    Viva La EPZ!! TG
    • 20 Jun 2013 9:42AM
  • Commented on 'Day 20 June 2013: Sea Birds'

    As refreshing as the sea breezes these birds live with every day...Wow!! TG
    • 20 Jun 2013 9:24AM
  • Commented on 'ePZ offline, OK, but upload barred??'

    Thank you friends. Always feel better when the dilemma is shared. It is 12.20am in the new day and still no permission to upload. Hope for a better day tomorrow. TG
    • 20 Jun 2013 8:40AM
  • Commented on 'ePZ offline, OK, but upload barred??'

    EPZ was offline today to me in B.C. Canada. That,s OK. All sites need upkeep. Problem is there was an upload timeline shift. My next day open is always just after GMT-8 hours = Pacific Standard Time. Canada west coast. It is now going on 7pm and am still warned..'' Only one upload per day. Just letting you know. Hope the 'Black Phantom', [ a mink ] can be uploaded soon. TonyGuitar
    • 20 Jun 2013 2:38AM
  • Commented on 'Total Rip Off'

    Yes Kodak and Lexmark as well. The question is how long will they support the ESP7 printer with ink and paper supplies?? There are consumer protection laws in Canada. Support is supposed to last for 10 years. Not much time left from day of launching the ESP7. TG
    • 30 May 2013 11:59AM