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Clyde Thomas

Clyde Thomas

Lives in United States St. Louis, MO, United States
Works as a Photosopher
Has a website at www.ctphotographx.com
Joined on Dec 4, 2010
About me:

Thirty five years self employed photographer. Here to help through sharing experience. Here to learn from everyone.

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I love the topic which starts by asking a question.

I propose that we can trace the root of this topic all the way back to the day when the Queen of the Nile said "no".

Direct link | Posted on Aug 28, 2015 at 17:04 UTC as 118th comment

Edelkrone just screwed everybody.

Errrrr-budday!

Direct link | Posted on Aug 27, 2015 at 21:03 UTC as 17th comment
On iFixit tears down Sony's new a7R II to find its secrets article (290 comments in total)

Shot 18...
This is what an a7RII looks like after trying to imitate a Leica M9 leaping from a Chinese balcony.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 20, 2015 at 04:07 UTC as 28th comment

Leica attempts suicide after reading a7RII reviews?

Direct link | Posted on Aug 20, 2015 at 04:04 UTC as 80th comment | 1 reply

Awesome Pete.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 18, 2015 at 21:19 UTC as 31st comment
On Under the hood: A closer look at the Sony a7R II article (586 comments in total)
In reply to:

Dennishh: Great job testing the A7r2 focusing capabilities!!! can't wait to see your final conclusions and recommendations. I just finished the shoot with a running model that had probably 30 shots with about 24 totally and focus. Best camera I've ever had.

Please, clarify what lens setup you use when making claims about AF-C performance. Also clarify what motor drive settings used.

There is much confusion and incompatibility. No AF-C available with Cont High motor when adapting LAEA 1/3/4 or Metabones IV with Canon. Must use Cont Low 2fps... and even then, some lenses better/worse than others.

Apparently native lenses work ok in good light. But many tests have shown EMount fails miserably in low light compared to DSLR.

So please be sure to state the parameters behind your claim of satisfaction. It will help other users to determine their systems better.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 18, 2015 at 01:24 UTC
On Under the hood: A closer look at the Sony a7R II article (586 comments in total)
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Hawaii-geek: Sony badly needs a Nikon like "My Menu" ...

and , add another line (so it's at least 3 rows) in the Fn pop up Menu.

So, I "never" have to go into the menus.

Sony also needs a Nikon like Alpha Numeric tag on each menu item.
like A1, B3 etc
and have those Tags "Exactly" the same in ALL Sony cameras.

So, when someone says C3 "everyone" knows exactly what menu item they are talking about. :)

I do prefer the new custom menus better than the a99/77 style. Wish for firmware update so all my cameras operated the same.

But still a big problem is that two important functions are left completely out of the choices. No custom menu options for Settings Effect ON/OFF, and none for APS-C capture ON/OFF. I use these items very frequently because I go back and forth between studio and location shots. Have to deep menu dive every time regardless of which Sony I use.

Even worse, neither of those two functions carry over to the Memory settings. Mandatory deep menu dive... and those functions are in different places depending on which camera is being used. Makes me batty man.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 18, 2015 at 01:17 UTC
On Under the hood: A closer look at the Sony a7R II article (586 comments in total)
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Clyde Thomas: Last weekend studio shoot with a7RII got 710 shots with two batteries in vertical grip. Shot until camera died.

Yesterday studio shoot with a99 got 841 shots on one battery and had 10% left... writing double RAWS to two cards.

Your mileage may vary.

a99 more pleasurable to use with waist level vertical shooting from full LCD articulation. AF performance superior in live view, and superior to E Mount, even when adapted with LAEA-3/4, especially with studio modeling lights.

a7RII with vertical grip larger than a99 body only. Larger still when adding extra card, extra backup hard drive, extra battery. Larger still when adding LAEA adapter.

Both cameras have extremely nice EVF size and optics. a7RII is a step up.

I appreciate a7RII for what it is.
But I'd be even more appreciative if Sony would provide updated a99II native A Mount. Not saying you guys can't have the excellent a7RII. I want you to have it. Please understand and support why I would want updated A Mount.

Eight different clients friend. Plus test shots and two clothing changes each client.

Eight clients. One day in studio. 10am to 3pm.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 17, 2015 at 17:35 UTC
On Under the hood: A closer look at the Sony a7R II article (586 comments in total)

Last weekend studio shoot with a7RII got 710 shots with two batteries in vertical grip. Shot until camera died.

Yesterday studio shoot with a99 got 841 shots on one battery and had 10% left... writing double RAWS to two cards.

Your mileage may vary.

a99 more pleasurable to use with waist level vertical shooting from full LCD articulation. AF performance superior in live view, and superior to E Mount, even when adapted with LAEA-3/4, especially with studio modeling lights.

a7RII with vertical grip larger than a99 body only. Larger still when adding extra card, extra backup hard drive, extra battery. Larger still when adding LAEA adapter.

Both cameras have extremely nice EVF size and optics. a7RII is a step up.

I appreciate a7RII for what it is.
But I'd be even more appreciative if Sony would provide updated a99II native A Mount. Not saying you guys can't have the excellent a7RII. I want you to have it. Please understand and support why I would want updated A Mount.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 17, 2015 at 14:32 UTC as 124th comment | 5 replies

This announcement is about eight years too late. Was more appropriate back in 2007 when Sony purchased Minolta and Zeiss partnered to create a line of top shelf lenses for the a900, which are still in production and serve my profession every day.

ZA16-35/2.8, ZA24-70/2.8, ZA85/1.4, ZA135/1.8... Why aren't they shown in the photo above? They're more suited to professional use than nearly anything displayed in the Sony promo photo. They work on Emount too.

Please don't be embarrassed by your loyal Amount evangelists Sony.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 1, 2015 at 04:10 UTC as 18th comment

Good job Joshua! Looks like you had a lot of fun with this.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 1, 2015 at 04:00 UTC as 11th comment

Perfect light, cougar tops the ridge, eagle soars above...

...phone rings.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 14, 2014 at 23:10 UTC as 29th comment | 1 reply

Waiting for the $8000 bejeweled Hasselblad rebrand.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 10, 2014 at 05:46 UTC as 9th comment
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Clyde Thomas: Liquid lens... great for cold weather shooting I presume?

Thanks for the warm replies everyone. Nice to see folks can take a joke without being so cold.

All in fun.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 24, 2014 at 16:29 UTC

Liquid lens... great for cold weather shooting I presume?

Direct link | Posted on Oct 24, 2014 at 06:16 UTC as 10th comment | 5 replies

A welcome upgrade which demonstrates the gap between original engineering math and photographer field experience.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 20, 2014 at 02:14 UTC as 29th comment

Will be interesting to see how this develops.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 14, 2014 at 04:44 UTC as 34th comment | 1 reply

CC member here, but still using PS5 for cropping because it allows setting both size and dpi in one move. CC does not allow that. CC broke the crop tool. "Classic" crop mode does not solve this.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 7, 2014 at 23:14 UTC as 4th comment
On 'See Impossible': Canon counts down to... something. article (1656 comments in total)

Innovative products don't need special marketing initiatives.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 7, 2014 at 23:05 UTC as 215th comment
On 'See Impossible': Canon counts down to... something. article (1656 comments in total)

CPS membership covers the cost of US Forestry commercial imaging permits?

Direct link | Posted on Oct 6, 2014 at 17:21 UTC as 688th comment
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