Bassman2003

Bassman2003

Lives in United States United States
Works as a Videographer/Photographer
Has a website at www.metroplexmultimedia.com
Joined on Mar 2, 2006

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Cheezr: Samsung have "Osborned" the NX line and right before the Holiday season, someone in product management should be fired.

I agree. You do not need to announce "abandoning" a market. You can just stop making new models. Announcing just scares potential buyers away from your existing products.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 19, 2015 at 22:12 UTC

Can't have those unethical (recovered) blown out highlights when the story is in the shadows. Because we know that modern cameras capture such massive DR.

Photoshop editing - yes, but RAW editing? It is just part of a two step workflow to best represent the scene at hand imho. Basically to make up for the camera's shortcomings. Whatever.

The Reuters workflow is beside the point. They will get a jpeg either way. A good one or a (most likely) better one.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 18, 2015 at 23:50 UTC as 57th comment
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Bassman2003: Compared the RX10-II to the FZ1000 and the LX100. Both are less money. The clear winner for detail was the LX100 although you lose all of the reach. Amazing how soft the RX10-II was in comparison for almost double the price.

True but when a $1,300 camera with a few more features is much softer than a $700 camera it is worth mentioning.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 8, 2015 at 13:24 UTC

Compared the RX10-II to the FZ1000 and the LX100. Both are less money. The clear winner for detail was the LX100 although you lose all of the reach. Amazing how soft the RX10-II was in comparison for almost double the price.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 7, 2015 at 22:13 UTC as 13th comment | 2 replies
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Bassman2003: Thank you as always for great articles and camera info. After looking at all of the photos I have to say I am underwhelmed. If you had not told me what camera I was looking at I would not have thought it was the most shiny toy on the block. The images were fine but nothing to say I need to move away from my current 5DMKIII. I know the specs are better but I just don't get the feeling from the images. Kind of 'digital' looking to me (which is how all Sony photo & video tends to look for me).

Don't want to be a party pooper as I was pretty excited to see this camera in the wild. Just my opinion though...

OP here. No worries as no offense was taken. I appreciate and agree with Rishi. User experience is very important. If the camera makes it easier to get images then it adds a lot of value for your shooting situation.

I read a little later that the preview gallery might have display issues in slideshow mode, so maybe the images were mis-represented.

But end image quality does matter to me. And if I were to lift a quote from one of Rishi's replies about "not being able to tell camera brands apart" it would show a bit of a failure in my view. At this stage of the game I want a new model camera to improve upon existing image quality or I am likely to stay put with my current gear. (But I admit, I am not shooting at f1.4 on mountain tops!)

I was just offering an opinion about the look of the images and hope my comments were not viewed as trolling, just honest input based upon the images. The IQ did not move me as much as I wanted.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 8, 2015 at 12:05 UTC

Thank you as always for great articles and camera info. After looking at all of the photos I have to say I am underwhelmed. If you had not told me what camera I was looking at I would not have thought it was the most shiny toy on the block. The images were fine but nothing to say I need to move away from my current 5DMKIII. I know the specs are better but I just don't get the feeling from the images. Kind of 'digital' looking to me (which is how all Sony photo & video tends to look for me).

Don't want to be a party pooper as I was pretty excited to see this camera in the wild. Just my opinion though...

Direct link | Posted on Aug 8, 2015 at 00:30 UTC as 30th comment | 11 replies

Interesting. I would like to know more about this lens.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 23, 2015 at 19:00 UTC as 63rd comment

Very refreshing to hear an executive from a photo equipment division speaking with enthusiasm, candid technical information and the will to make a better product. As opposed to many Canon interviews which are almost defensive in nature.

I like where Sony is going but I am a Canon user and they will have to prove it to me through images to get me to switch. The lack of 14bit RAW is not a good start! I am sure they will figure it out but the fact that it is not there to begin with raises questions for me.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 22, 2015 at 14:40 UTC as 96th comment
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108: Absolutely impressive.
My heart didn't race it almost stopped when I saw the price .

Yes, Canon has never been shy about charging for its products.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 19, 2015 at 12:57 UTC
On article Canon EOS 7D Mark II: A professional's opinion (502 comments in total)
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Wes Syposz: who is she, just someone who does work for a newspaper, what does she know about digital photography, nothing, zilch, just makes stupid comments, no value whatsoever...

Who are you and why doesn't her opinion matter?

Direct link | Posted on Oct 23, 2014 at 04:11 UTC
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nekrosoft13: hey Chuck where is 4k? little late in catch up game.

and MOV and MP4 is not a codec, those are containers, codecs are H264, HEVC, MPEG2, VC-1 etc...

Folks expect 4K in these types of cameras because the sensors easily have the resolution. Once the cat is out of the bag so to speak in other less expensive models it just looks like holding features back - which is obviously their right. But also gives us the right to not be happy and not to purchase.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 18, 2014 at 21:54 UTC

They actually chose to go the other direction with a new 24-105 lens? As stated below, the 24-105L is not an expensive lens. Whatever...

Direct link | Posted on Sep 15, 2014 at 12:44 UTC as 20th comment
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Bassman2003: This model is really a video-centric DSLR release. ISO aside, this camera has wayyyy more recorded detail than the 5MKIII in video mode. Lets face it, the MKIII is just soft with h.264 video. RAW video is a different story, but the Sony will bring FF goodness with a video image on par with its still output. Very welcomed for video folks compared to Canon purposefully hobbling the MKIII on the video side.

If you do not shoot video then there is not a lot of reason to choose the A7s over other options.

I like term DSLM as it carries on from DSLR. Similar but different.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 22, 2014 at 19:11 UTC
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Bassman2003: This model is really a video-centric DSLR release. ISO aside, this camera has wayyyy more recorded detail than the 5MKIII in video mode. Lets face it, the MKIII is just soft with h.264 video. RAW video is a different story, but the Sony will bring FF goodness with a video image on par with its still output. Very welcomed for video folks compared to Canon purposefully hobbling the MKIII on the video side.

If you do not shoot video then there is not a lot of reason to choose the A7s over other options.

Sorry, I was thinking from a video point of view - general term "DSLR" vs a traditional video camera. Your right, it is mirrorless. We need a new acronym. Maybe DSLM...

Direct link | Posted on Jun 22, 2014 at 17:59 UTC

This model is really a video-centric DSLR release. ISO aside, this camera has wayyyy more recorded detail than the 5MKIII in video mode. Lets face it, the MKIII is just soft with h.264 video. RAW video is a different story, but the Sony will bring FF goodness with a video image on par with its still output. Very welcomed for video folks compared to Canon purposefully hobbling the MKIII on the video side.

If you do not shoot video then there is not a lot of reason to choose the A7s over other options.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 22, 2014 at 13:57 UTC as 141st comment | 5 replies
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skogredd: Incredibly tired of all these action camera videos taken with fisheye optics.

Yes. It would be nice to have a wide angle without such a huge fisheye look. Yes you can address it in post but it is out of control in the video posted above. Maybe they will have the same options like GoPro for field of view.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 26, 2014 at 17:31 UTC
On article Red Giant offers subscription to video editing tools (26 comments in total)

I think consumers do not trust the software makers to actually add great new features once they get the gravy train going. For many years, Adobe has come out with a new version rather than fix the bugs in the exisiting version. The only incentive for the companies was the fear that people would not purchase their upgrade if it did not have better features/performance. If the companies know you are paying no matter what, will they innovate or just phone it in? We will see...

Direct link | Posted on Mar 17, 2014 at 23:07 UTC as 11th comment | 3 replies
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toomanycanons: Delete your Facebook account. Simple.

Sounds like we need to brand every image we put on Facebook. Make the watermark or logo enough that they will not want to use it for other purposes. Outside of that don't use it or don't publish anything that is important.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 8, 2013 at 13:34 UTC

The new crop overlays are something I and others have been asking for since the first version. This is awesome and worth the upgrade alone for me.

Being able to see where an 8x10 will fall on an image while staying in the original ratio is at the core of my digital delivery.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 16, 2013 at 02:31 UTC as 41st comment
On article Just Posted: Nikon D4 Studio Test Samples (309 comments in total)

Thanks for this test. It is a great tool! Can't wait to see all four new Canon & Nikon cameras side by side for a comparison.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 3, 2012 at 17:14 UTC as 56th comment
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