Wally Brooks

Wally Brooks

Lives in United States Austin, TX, United States
Joined on Jan 15, 2011
About me:

I live in weird yet humble town of Austin, TX


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Just a Photographer: Am I correct that these new PW IV only have TTL passthrough for the hotshoe and not have a wireless TTL function like the TT-series?

PW's always served me well, but they are a 'little' overpriced.
If I had to start from scratch I think I wouldn't opt for Pocket Wizard.

the problem on canon deals with elctronic interfearnce which as part mechanical allowing radio waves into the circutry by not reg shielding for the compnents succeptable to interfearnce and part elctronic using a combination of radio frequences that allowed for the interfearnce to happen. Poor engneerng design or management decision....

Direct link | Posted on Oct 28, 2015 at 11:20 UTC
On article What difference does it make? Sony uncompressed Raw (617 comments in total)
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Gosman: This is why I refuse to look at Sony seriously right now. Two years ago, I said I would wait another 3 years on Sony. Looks like my prediction is about to come true.

You have hit on the real issue for Sony and the other camera manufacturers- it takes multiple iterations and time to get the underlying technology optimized!

Direct link | Posted on Sep 24, 2015 at 11:40 UTC
On article Under the hood: A closer look at the Sony a7R II (598 comments in total)

14 bit Raw?

Direct link | Posted on Aug 25, 2015 at 00:58 UTC as 9th comment

And it shoots RAW! i want to handle it to see how it works with my smart phone! it looks really intriguing!

Direct link | Posted on Jul 1, 2015 at 00:33 UTC as 33rd comment
On article Opinion: Did Sony just do the impossible? (1085 comments in total)

Do the impossible? Not till they include 14 & 16 bit Raw......No lossy Raw compression..........A complete lens lineup too........ DUH!

Direct link | Posted on Jun 27, 2015 at 20:44 UTC as 34th comment
On article Sigma dp0 Quattro announced with 14mm F4 lens (139 comments in total)

14MM + Crop factor looks close to the Zeiss 21 MM prime. The all time king of wide angle lenses for producing images closest to the human eye without line distorsion. As a dedicated optimized system will it produce images as good as the Zeiss on an inter-changeable lens camera given that it should be able to shoot higher ISO than the DP 1,2,3 Merrills???? Cue Fanboy/FanGirl Rant.....

Direct link | Posted on Jun 23, 2015 at 18:12 UTC as 1st comment

View Camera method. Big Heavy Tripod, Shutter release cable, wait for the wind to stop blowing......

Direct link | Posted on Apr 21, 2015 at 11:24 UTC as 5th comment
On Connect post Microsoft announces Surface 3 tablet running full Windows (176 comments in total)

I have a Surface Pro 3 and use it in the field for offloading images and processing in lightroom. The Surface Pro has either i5 or i7 processors needed for using Photoshop or Lightroom and is a true laptop replacement. The Surface and its Atom processor may not be strong enough to run Lightroom and Photoshop. It would be great at off loading imqges in the field.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 1, 2015 at 01:44 UTC as 23rd comment | 3 replies
On article CP+ 2015 Sigma Interview - "small office, big factory" (197 comments in total)
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timo: Very good interview - his answers were much less formulaic than you often get with Japanese executives. You get the impression that he was actually listening to the questions and answering them, rather than giving a low-risk, bland response which adds nothing. Often with these interviews you feel you could have supplied all the answers yourself without actually reading the interview. Not in this case.

Nikon and Canon should take a lesson from Yamaki-San. Wait! we don't want Canon and Nikon to learn From Sigma!

Direct link | Posted on Mar 5, 2015 at 12:35 UTC
On article CP+ 2015 Sigma Interview - "small office, big factory" (197 comments in total)

i have to admit that Sigma is innovative and producing very good quality aft affordable prices. My 17-50 DX lens is a stellar performer!

Direct link | Posted on Mar 5, 2015 at 12:28 UTC as 31st comment
On article Sigma dp0 Quattro announced with 14mm F4 lens (139 comments in total)

14mm no one saw that coming! Sigma should turn the battery compartment so it's on the fronts of the camera! It will be interesting to see image samples. From what I understand the processing time for the Quattro is much slower than for the DP Merrill.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 11, 2015 at 01:23 UTC as 7th comment | 2 replies
On article What is equivalence and why should I care? (2137 comments in total)
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Mike FL: As far as I can see from all the posts that WHO wrote this article created LOT of confusing.


Also remember at f15.5/ f16 diffraction is causing image quality to degrade! You can't fake calculus,

Direct link | Posted on Dec 2, 2014 at 12:29 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 Review (975 comments in total)

I agonized over this decision, wanting a small portable "travel" camera and in the end skipped the LX100 for a Panny GX7 for two reasons, interchangable lens, and Pannys excellent touchscreen.

I lost great glass, leaf shutter, I am a strobist shooter, and ability to flash sync at 1/500 or higher at noon time was a consideration.

Also,the LX 100 GX 7 did not give me a mic input and I will live with remote audio. As I have a Nikon 1 with mic input that becomes my video choice for now.

Next iteration if these things get added it will be a no brainier to upgrade.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 19, 2014 at 01:24 UTC as 205th comment | 2 replies

Nikon did the next big thing campaign several years ago and now canon has done the same type of marketing hype. This shows canon management is as stupid as nikon management.

Everyone buy Olympus Sony Panasonic or Fuji and boycott stupidity.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 8, 2014 at 00:10 UTC as 203rd comment

Nikon did the "Next Big Thing" promotion several years ago too. The next big thing-Lower Case Intentional-that was announced was; nikon is the next big thing. Lower Case Intentional.

Note to senior management at chikon Lower Case Inentional......

Is anybody home?

Direct link | Posted on Oct 6, 2014 at 22:42 UTC as 16th comment | 1 reply
On Preview:panasonic-lumix-dmc-lx100 (1864 comments in total)

Hiding the PSAM control and replacing with dedicated shutter and Apeture controls. It's how you shot film in the old days. I was struck at how the default mode for this camera is manual! It will be a new experience for lots of photographers.

Posted on Sep 24, 2014 at 12:06 UTC as 153rd comment | 9 replies
On article Hands-on with Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 (441 comments in total)

It's what nikon, no wait its what canon, no wait, it's what olympus, no wait......it's what I want in a small portable camera. My nikon DX will go up for sale now. Bye bye nikon San.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 20, 2014 at 17:21 UTC as 92nd comment | 1 reply
On Preview:panasonic-lumix-dmc-lx100 (1864 comments in total)

Flash sync speed?

Posted on Sep 18, 2014 at 11:05 UTC as 214th comment | 1 reply
On Preview:panasonic-lumix-dmc-lx100 (1864 comments in total)

Any word on Flash Sync Speed?

Posted on Sep 15, 2014 at 14:14 UTC as 407th comment | 2 replies
On article Sigma announces dp1 Quattro and LVF-01 loupe (200 comments in total)

Their software is slow on to process images, the images are huge, there is no EVF, the camera is funky looking, it's buffering is a joke.

So why have one?

If you don't know you are missing the point. It's like a view camera shooting the zone system. You have to know how to vary contrast by changing development time on the negative then strategic working on the print. It makes great images that can be printed large very large.

Don't want to learn the craft go shoot something else it's easy to snap away.....

Direct link | Posted on Sep 15, 2014 at 02:02 UTC as 7th comment
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