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 Sigma dp0 Quattro announced with 14mm F4 lens article (138 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 6th comment | 1 reply
On What is equivalence and why should I care? article (2089 comments in total)
In reply to:

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 preview (896 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 174th comment | 2 replies
On 'See Impossible': Canon counts down to... something. article (1658 comments in total)

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 14th comment | 1 reply
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 First Impressions Review preview (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.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 24, 2014 at 12:06 UTC as 153rd comment | 9 replies
On Hands-on with Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 article (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 Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 First Impressions Review preview (1864 comments in total)

Flash sync speed?

Direct link | Posted on Sep 18, 2014 at 11:05 UTC as 214th comment | 1 reply
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 First Impressions Review preview (1864 comments in total)

Any word on Flash Sync Speed?

Direct link | Posted on Sep 15, 2014 at 14:14 UTC as 407th comment | 2 replies
On Sigma announces dp1 Quattro article (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
On Fujifilm X30 First Impressions Review preview (466 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 93rd comment
On Fujifilm X30 First Impressions Review preview (466 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 (596 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 7th comment
On Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III First Impressions Review preview (2962 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 147th 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 (2962 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 173rd 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 101st 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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