Wally Brooks

Wally Brooks

Lives in United States Austin, TX, United States
Joined on Jan 15, 2011
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I live in weird yet humble town of Austin, TX


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On Fujifilm X30 First Impressions Review preview (297 comments in total)

any thoughts on video how good etc. Also how does this sensor sized compare to the 1 inch sensors on the market?

Direct link | Posted on Aug 26, 2014 at 15:41 UTC as 54th comment
On Fujifilm X30 First Impressions Review preview (297 comments in total)
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WACONimages: Dear DPreview, It would be really welcome if the max flash sync is given.... I miss that in a lot of camera specifications lists.

Otherwise a nice camera(design), wish it got a new lens starting at 24mm.

Ditto Ditto Ditto!

Direct link | Posted on Aug 26, 2014 at 15:40 UTC

Nikon did a similar promotion several years ago! What is the next big thing and the answer was you guessed it Nikon. The large camera companies don't seem to be offering much in the way of innovation for the consumer/prosumer market these days. I give nikon credit for improving their sensors. Canon is still stuck with 18 megapixel sensors. Iteration rather than innovation rules at Chikon. Can you say stogy! Canon, Nikon, Bueller. Bueller, Bueller.... Bueller....

Direct link | Posted on Aug 1, 2014 at 22:06 UTC as 39th comment | 1 reply
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Chris43: Why don't they support Sony flashes in the same way as the other makes?
I've got a RX10 and a HVLF-58AM, which work well together with the required adaptor, but there is no easy or flexible Sony wireless solution to be able to use the flash off camera.

Thanks for the explanation on Sony. The previously proprietary hot show and the current hot shoe drive me crazy in terms of compatibility for lots of devices that don't have a Sony compatible version in production.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 25, 2014 at 23:44 UTC
On Nikon 1 V3: a quick summary article (597 comments in total)

CLS and Pocket Wizzards?????? Where is the off camera flash for my SB 800's????

Direct link | Posted on Jun 20, 2014 at 11:15 UTC as 6th comment
On Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III First Impressions Review preview (2970 comments in total)

I see how the GM 1 has its own appeal. It can interchange lenses and the remote software for use on a smart phone is one of the best on the market. That said the sony seems to have clicked with the public and my wife has aRX100 II and is giving up her nikon 5200! I am sorely tempted to pick up the RX 100 III. I want to see what the Panny LX 8 looks like too

Direct link | Posted on Jun 8, 2014 at 01:46 UTC as 146th comment

These planes were un armed stripped of extra weight for speed devoid of ammunition and the only way to stay alive was by your flying skill and maneuver. The images they brought back were tactical in nature and were responsible for directing the army took in their land battles. Brave men.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 6, 2014 at 11:11 UTC as 8th comment
On Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III First Impressions Review preview (2970 comments in total)

My wife has aRX100ii and I have a Nikon1V1 and D7000. The rx100 series is the camera Nikon should have designed. For a pocket camera it is the best on the market with nikon and canon wondering what did we miss?

Video is pretty good for 95 % of the market. Yes it's not a Red. That 95% part is the money making piece of this puzzle. Move the market you move the money!

I plan on getting the RX 100 III and dropping any further investment in Nikon. If I need lenses for my DX setup it looks like Sigma art series. See Ya Around Nikon.

Move the market you move the money. Nikon Canon..... Bueller, Bueller, Bueller.......

Direct link | Posted on Jun 3, 2014 at 12:01 UTC as 172nd comment | 1 reply

Deserve criticism for what he wrote at 21? Chen clearly has put others at risk and deserves criticism.

Chen enables someone to violate copyright law. The violator - the person who uses his methodology is on the hook for between 750 and $30,000 per work and up to $150,000 per work for willful copyright violation.

Chen says this is to take back "what is yours"The image of you does not belong to you. It can't be sold without your consent and a sighed release but it's not your image. It can be copyrighted too.

Proving complicity requires a bringing a charge by the district attorney if a criminal action occurs or a suit in a civil court.

Deserve criticism yes will Chen end up in court? Maybe if a complaint is brought. The law does not exclude your judgement; bad, ignorant, or otherwise.

Direct link | Posted on May 28, 2014 at 23:44 UTC as 99th comment

I have two needs a device that runs flash, yes HTML 5 will replace flash. Till the vendors who run in my plug in applications drop flash I have no choice in this as the application must be used in its current state. Second a device that with USB external storage that can run Lightroom. Surface pro meets the requirements.

Direct link | Posted on May 21, 2014 at 11:47 UTC as 19th comment
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Michael Piziak: Microsoft - the reason I started using Linux.

Microsoft = pay me on the front end. Linux = pay me on the back end. You still pay. Yes you can get open source Linux you still pay after the fact.

Direct link | Posted on May 21, 2014 at 11:42 UTC
On Samsung NX mini First Impressions Review preview (563 comments in total)

I have a nikon V1 and use the FT1 adapter allowing a 2.7 crop factor wondering if Samsung will have similar. An improvement would be multi point auto focus unlike the nikon center focus when using the FT1. Any word on an EVF?

Direct link | Posted on May 12, 2014 at 02:26 UTC as 6th comment | 1 reply

On vacation with the. RX. 100 II and this is good news for 1inch photographers. I am so over Cankon. With news like this the sound you hear is coins dropping into Sonys coffer.. My wife a D5200 user is in agreement on Sony too.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 28, 2014 at 22:45 UTC as 26th comment | 1 reply


Direct link | Posted on Apr 10, 2014 at 11:44 UTC as 21st comment

No external flash! Where are the low light lenses! No View finder. Lots of comments about giving up the excellent battery used in my V1. Nikon has lost its vision!

Direct link | Posted on Apr 10, 2014 at 11:40 UTC as 34th comment | 1 reply
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Mike FL: 18.4-megapixel + slow lenses = BAD low-light performance.

For the same sensor size, Sony Rx100 and/or Rx100M2 are much better camera.

Mike you are so right. Given the price this is likely to be and the other 1 inch sensor competitors nikon is betting its reputation to move products against the Sony and Samsung upstarts.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 10, 2014 at 11:37 UTC
On Mockups emerge of new Olympus OM-D 'OM-G' article (333 comments in total)

It's April 1 if it shows up tomorrow maybe think about it today nada!

Direct link | Posted on Apr 2, 2014 at 00:36 UTC as 83rd comment
On Samsung NX mini First Impressions Review preview (563 comments in total)

Looks good and it's half the cost of a Nikon V3.. Maybe Samsung can come up with a built in EVF version and I will dump my v1 and switch to Samsung.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 19, 2014 at 11:23 UTC as 101st comment | 1 reply

I shoot large format 4x5 B&W film at ISO 300. At day break shooting typical exposure is 1/2 second @ f64 or f45. This is based on zone system calibration of film, developer, exposure meter. Using low ISO in digital to replicate the IQ of large format means that Foveon works for this scenario. The question is for me is the DP Merrell system offer better IQ than the Quattro. The body does look ugly too. Ugly body best IQ?

Direct link | Posted on Feb 13, 2014 at 12:23 UTC as 14th comment | 1 reply

If the battery compartment was in front of the camera so your fingers would wrap around like most other mirror-less cameras this design might look "more normal". I reserve judgement on the image quality. Better battery, faster processing is welcome. And hopefully my Merrell's swill go up in price in the resale market. From a DP2M and DP3M shooter.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 10, 2014 at 12:24 UTC as 199th comment | 1 reply
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