PIX 2015
MarkByland

MarkByland

Lives in United States Noneofyourbusiness, VT, United States
Joined on Sep 23, 2011

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*sigh*

Direct link | Posted on Aug 28, 2015 at 12:55 UTC as 226th comment
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MarkByland: I think the accuracy of the D750 is the information to glean from this video. The A7 seems relatively soft in all the shots. Also Using a D21 focus point array in low light is photo suicide for any action like live bands. Spot metering is the only way to fly, and using of AF point selection during key anticipated moments.

I have used the Sigma 50/1.4 EXTENSIVELY when shooting live bands with a Pentax K-5, traditionally, not much of a low light focus performer. Average 9/10 in focus, properly exposed for the scene, and never hunted.

Then, there's manual focus. In which I prefer to trust over any AF mechanism. It worked for decades and still does. Long live the OVF and turning the hand slightly for better shots.

"people limit themselves and deal with inferiority for the sake of loyalty that is both one sided and unappreciated by the companies."

Oh, so dumping gear every time a new super higher mega wonder pixel device made by a company that sells Refrigerators, Washers and Dryers & Playstation is the answer?

I am not a devoted consumer of new products. I continue to shoot what I know and trust and will not be brainwashed about EVFs and pixel density in the process.

"That kind of misplaced faithfulness is not in an individual's best interests and it can hinder progress."

An individual's progress is measured by how many megapixels they have?

I stopped coming to DPR a year ago but kept my account. It is because of threads like this that I don't come her any longer. It is impossible to say any thing without people going batsh*t fanboi on a person.

And as primeshooter mentioned, confirmation of said focus is, well, in the comment above.

Attack him next. I'm done with this chat. Good day!

Direct link | Posted on Aug 21, 2015 at 01:48 UTC
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MarkByland: I think the accuracy of the D750 is the information to glean from this video. The A7 seems relatively soft in all the shots. Also Using a D21 focus point array in low light is photo suicide for any action like live bands. Spot metering is the only way to fly, and using of AF point selection during key anticipated moments.

I have used the Sigma 50/1.4 EXTENSIVELY when shooting live bands with a Pentax K-5, traditionally, not much of a low light focus performer. Average 9/10 in focus, properly exposed for the scene, and never hunted.

Then, there's manual focus. In which I prefer to trust over any AF mechanism. It worked for decades and still does. Long live the OVF and turning the hand slightly for better shots.

I guess if you are unable to see the differences in the video on a 21" screen at full res then I am the one who is wrong?

Awesome circular logic there, MeganV! Equally as entertaining is your reasoning.

And if any one's dedication is to self-preservation and their wallet, then why dump all your gear and move to another manufacturer when Nikon will be delivering an equivalent or better machine in a year or two?

The sony sensor resolution ball keeps getting passed around from manufacturer to manufacturer. Every one gets to play with it for a while until Sony develops a new sensor for their cameras, and then, subsequently adapts that technology for other companies. Nikon rolled it out first, then Sony, then Pentax, then Canon.

Rinse and Repeat. Pull your wallet out again for the next resolution jump that every one just has to have.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 20, 2015 at 17:19 UTC
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MarkByland: I think the accuracy of the D750 is the information to glean from this video. The A7 seems relatively soft in all the shots. Also Using a D21 focus point array in low light is photo suicide for any action like live bands. Spot metering is the only way to fly, and using of AF point selection during key anticipated moments.

I have used the Sigma 50/1.4 EXTENSIVELY when shooting live bands with a Pentax K-5, traditionally, not much of a low light focus performer. Average 9/10 in focus, properly exposed for the scene, and never hunted.

Then, there's manual focus. In which I prefer to trust over any AF mechanism. It worked for decades and still does. Long live the OVF and turning the hand slightly for better shots.

@fatdeeman - I was born with 20/10 eyes. There is a distinct different in the video. Based upon edge highlights of hairs. The D750 is accurate, while the Sony looked softer. There is a crispness in those shots that the sony didn't have upon showing the individual shots from the Sony.

After all the years of people RAVING about Nikon's low light performance and now suddenly it gets trashed over Sony?

I can't believe how many brand-t̶r̶a̶i̶t̶o̶r̶s̶ switchers there are!

Seeing how Sony is pushing for total world domination in the electronics world, I may pre-order my new smart refrigerator because I'm sure it will keep my food colder, better, and tell my phone/watch/laptop it is doing so at the time.

Also, Playstation XXVII coming soon!

Direct link | Posted on Aug 20, 2015 at 15:12 UTC

I think the accuracy of the D750 is the information to glean from this video. The A7 seems relatively soft in all the shots. Also Using a D21 focus point array in low light is photo suicide for any action like live bands. Spot metering is the only way to fly, and using of AF point selection during key anticipated moments.

I have used the Sigma 50/1.4 EXTENSIVELY when shooting live bands with a Pentax K-5, traditionally, not much of a low light focus performer. Average 9/10 in focus, properly exposed for the scene, and never hunted.

Then, there's manual focus. In which I prefer to trust over any AF mechanism. It worked for decades and still does. Long live the OVF and turning the hand slightly for better shots.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 20, 2015 at 13:05 UTC as 217th comment | 19 replies

Sweet. I'd love to load Whistler up and test the suspension. That's where the lightweight Photosport 200 AW fell a little short. Love the pack, hate the shoulder straps.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 6, 2015 at 10:01 UTC as 2nd comment
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davids8560: What I want to know is, can any DSLR take a shot like this?

Yes.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 18, 2015 at 11:04 UTC

Updated two days ago. Waiting for the update that actually allows me to start the app to run it. It acts like it wants to run for about 5 seconds and then shuts back down.

Hoping Lr6 will just automatically be what the CC members are allowed to install.

Failed roll out AFIAC.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 23, 2015 at 09:52 UTC as 28th comment
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MarkByland: While working for a camera shop in Peoria, IL, a guy from RedBull walked in one day and wanted to look at the new Tamron 24-70/2.8. He said he had heard good things. Toting a 1Dx, he puts the lens on and we head outside for a few test shots, tracking focus ability and such. Upon him pixel peeping, I see some raised eyebrows. He is impressed.

He asked if we had VII of the Canon 24-70/2.8L and we did not. Off to another local higher-end dealership he went to test the lens. I even called them for him to see if they had it in stock. About 45 minutes later he came back and picked up the Tamron ...

TL;DR

Direct link | Posted on Apr 22, 2015 at 02:25 UTC

While working for a camera shop in Peoria, IL, a guy from RedBull walked in one day and wanted to look at the new Tamron 24-70/2.8. He said he had heard good things. Toting a 1Dx, he puts the lens on and we head outside for a few test shots, tracking focus ability and such. Upon him pixel peeping, I see some raised eyebrows. He is impressed.

He asked if we had VII of the Canon 24-70/2.8L and we did not. Off to another local higher-end dealership he went to test the lens. I even called them for him to see if they had it in stock. About 45 minutes later he came back and picked up the Tamron ...

Direct link | Posted on Mar 15, 2015 at 17:43 UTC as 16th comment | 2 replies
On CP+ 2015 Sigma Interview article (197 comments in total)

<3 Sigma.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 5, 2015 at 00:01 UTC as 72nd comment
On Nikon D7200 First Impressions Review preview (1114 comments in total)
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lacikuss: Maybe this new d7200 is almost at the 70d level?

For short exposure time-lapse, the D7100 built-in intervelometer is pretty key. The ergonomics of the camera, itself, lend to a much more comfortable handling for long shoots. I always found myself needing to apply extra pressure to my 40D & 50D when trying to hold the camera in a relaxed position. I like front and rear selection dials, and the ability to program them to my liking.

I also like less noise and incredible shadow detail retention. Maybe add over 50 years of legacy lens support on one body. I dunno, same output image size as the D610 isn't bad, either at 6000x4000.

Just a few reasons why I switched from Canon.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 3, 2015 at 03:14 UTC
On Nikon D7200 First Impressions Review preview (1114 comments in total)

I absolutely love my D7100. Love. It. My only complaint has been the buffer at 6 RAW. But, even then, changing shooting from 'spray and pray' to more accurate, thoughtful, anticipated capturing has been the work around and I really have no problems with it.

However, my burning question about the D7200 is 'why the lack of metering for non CPU lenses?' I saw this as a feature point some where today and it had me wondering why they would drop such a crucial advantage feature like that. 8/10 lenses I own are manual focus primes.

I brag to people about its manual focus accuracy when it comes to confirmation in manual mode. Even in terrible bar/club lighting conditions, shooting bands. It nails it every. single. time.

So, does the D7100 eliminate that feature of enabling the contrast detectors during manual focus operation? Or it is just not metering due to some other subtraction like the aperture linkage tab (proper name?)

Direct link | Posted on Mar 3, 2015 at 00:21 UTC as 165th comment
On Nikon D7200 First Impressions Review preview (1114 comments in total)
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lacikuss: Maybe this new d7200 is almost at the 70d level?

When the 70D finally reaches the 24MP mark, yes.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 3, 2015 at 00:12 UTC
On More things we found cut in half (CP+ 2015 edition) article (137 comments in total)

Here's the token 'When will they figure out how to cut prices in half?' comment.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 15, 2015 at 14:48 UTC as 52nd comment | 1 reply
On CP+ 2015: Canon shows off new EOS 5DS and 5DS R article (124 comments in total)
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Phil4All Photography: "These will be the best cameras ever made. See you again in 2022"

Ha! Until 2016 rolls around and some one drops the next increment of über ridiculous resolution sensor on the market and makes the same claim.

I'm having flashbacks to the 36MP announcement ...

Direct link | Posted on Feb 15, 2015 at 11:37 UTC
On CP+ 2015: Nikon shows off new D810a article (65 comments in total)
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montxsuz: CP+ 2015: Nikon shows off ... nothing

They're busy waiting for every one to catch up ...

Direct link | Posted on Feb 15, 2015 at 11:35 UTC
On CP+ 2015: Canon shows off new EOS 5DS and 5DS R article (124 comments in total)

Sort of false representation taking 100 photographs, stitching them together, and presenting them as some thing that would come straight out of camera. Why not do side-by-side 1:1 series taken from a MkIII? Or, wait, a D810? Show us what you've got, not what can be done with major digital processing.

Also, does this 5Ds R come with a free, multiple terabyte, cloud based storage account?

Direct link | Posted on Feb 15, 2015 at 11:30 UTC as 10th comment | 7 replies

I loved my Sigma 15-30 with the exception of the push-pull MF/Af switching and that silly filter ring/hood. It seemed to cause a ton of Vignette at 15-17mm even with super low profile filters. That said, this would be a nice addition at f/2.8.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 24, 2015 at 18:56 UTC as 17th comment | 1 reply

What!?!?! Why!?!? Who the hell has that kind of money to p*ss away on some thing they can trot themselves out to the desert and make on their own? This country ...

Bring on the volcanoes and asteroids.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 13, 2014 at 10:22 UTC as 68th comment
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