MarkByland

MarkByland

Lives in United States AK, United States
Joined on Sep 23, 2011

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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 18th 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 ...

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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 9th 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 (859 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 (859 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 107th comment
On Nikon D7200 First Impressions Review preview (859 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 (139 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 67th comment

Narcissism on steroids!

Direct link | Posted on Dec 6, 2014 at 13:47 UTC as 12th comment | 2 replies
On Kodak introduces PixPro SP360 action cam article (61 comments in total)

Wow, the All-Sky Camera ® called and wants its idea back.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 2, 2014 at 11:51 UTC as 9th comment
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AV Janus: Its cute how these filter makers still hang on to the pre-post processing technologies for photography. They are down right retro!
They should sell their brand while its still worth something.

I am going to go ahead and stand up for light and filtering before the lens/sensor and not relying upon pixel re-coloration in post in order to obtain the same results. Simply because it is not possible to obtain the same results when when shooting Black and White. Trying to apply things like a "red" software filter effect to an image as compared to throwing an R26 Red filter on in front of the lens and getting the same results just isn't possible. Why? It's completely altering the light before the lens. Physics can not be denied, here.

Software filters leave images appearing as though they have been applied.

Neat filter, by the way. Happy to see Lee still produces such a nice filter set for serious imaging.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 22, 2014 at 16:31 UTC
On Photokina 2014: Ricoh stand report article (150 comments in total)

Still no signs of the FF (rumored) 24MP K-3? I sincerely loved my K-5 but I'm afraid body color choices are more important than camera horse power. Sort of glad I switched to Nikon when I did. Sorry, Pentax.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 20, 2014 at 01:18 UTC as 19th comment | 2 replies
On Photokina 2014: Nikon stand report article (98 comments in total)

That 20/1.8 has some major appeal.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 19, 2014 at 14:34 UTC as 6th comment
On Opinion: Do we really need the Fuji X30? article (312 comments in total)
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iAPX: Why remove the optical viewfinder?!?

That is for me the most interesting feature of the X20, compared to my Leica C, or a future Sony RX100 III. I would prefer to have an usable optical viewfinder instead a big sensor: I value the ability to frame and see the field (including outside the frame to anticipate action), more than IQ by itself.

I was just thinking the same thing. Zoom coupled, framing lines, , exposure info, etc. The X20 is/was a sweet camera.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 27, 2014 at 01:55 UTC
On Mt. Elmore in the My Best Photo of the Week challenge (2 comments in total)
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RuthC: Congratulations, MarkByland, on coming second in this weekly challenge, with your misty Mt. Elmore capture. It is a very evocative picture, with interesting shades of light and dark, all soften by the areas of fog. (I would have loved to see this in colour.) Ruth :-)

Thank you, RuthC. This was such a spur of the moment shot, too. You know, I edited this in color and it didn't seem to reach out and grab me like it did in monochrome. I shoot black and white in-camera and, as you know, Lightroom converts it back to color. Once I saw the change, I edited it a little and right back to mono it went! I really do have a thing for B&W images. Thank you for your comment!

Direct link | Posted on Aug 27, 2014 at 01:31 UTC
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