Lee Jay

Lives in United States CO, United States
Works as a Electrical Engineer / Wind Energy Research
Joined on Oct 17, 2003

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On article FAA officially launches drone registration system (173 comments in total)
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Alpha Photo: Strange that what is so easy and obvious with drones (which could be used as weapons) is so utterly impossible with firearms in US, resulting in 20,000 dead Americans every year.

Automobiles require registration.

Link | Posted on Dec 19, 2015 at 02:41 UTC
On article FAA officially launches drone registration system (173 comments in total)
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mikesco: Do you have to renew this registration? If not since it does not require a drone make model or serial number, what stops me from registering prior to Jan 20 so that I can do it for free in case I decide to buy one in the future?

It has to be renewed every three years.

Q35. Is there a registration renewal requirement for UAS, like there is for manned aircraft?

A. Yes. You will be required to renew every three years and you must pay a $5 renewal fee.

https://www.faa.gov/uas/registration/faqs/

Link | Posted on Dec 18, 2015 at 17:38 UTC
On article FAA officially launches drone registration system (173 comments in total)

http://amablog.modelaircraft.org/amagov/2015/12/17/hold-off-on-registering-model-aircraft/

DPREVIEW should read that and possibly add that information to the article.

Link | Posted on Dec 18, 2015 at 06:53 UTC as 11th comment | 1 reply
On article Behind the Shot: Prince of the Night (85 comments in total)

The shot he doesn't like is much better composed, in my opinion.

Link | Posted on Dec 13, 2015 at 01:47 UTC as 16th comment
On article Primer: Why would I buy a mirrorless camera? (560 comments in total)
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Lee Jay: Size - disadvantage. Smaller is worse, not better, as it makes them harder to hold and harder to use due to less room for a grip and less room for controls.

Autofocus - disadvantage. As your own article showed:

http://www.dpreview.com/articles/5684109129/lucky-number-7-shooting-pro-sports-with-the-sony-a7r-ii

even the A7R II is basically a single AF point relatively poor AF camera in challenging conditions.

Video - tie. I can and do use an eye-level viewfinder on my SLR for video, and I get to use Canon's very smooth dual-pixel phase-detection AF as well as the smooth and quiet STM lenses.

System - disadvantage. Way fewer modern options in all respects.

" the highest continuous frame rate you can shoot with AF is 3 fps."

"The devil is in the details of the implementations: while shooting in single point, continuous tracking autofocus modes the A-series’ focus can keep up with certain sporting subjects – it’s just whether or not the sluggish, in-EVF image playback during continuous shooting will allow you to make the image you desire when shooting a burst."

So, it's a single-point 3fps camera with continuous AF and a sluggish viewfinder. I just retired my 11 year old 9 focus point 5fps continuous AF camera with instant viewfinder.

Link | Posted on Dec 8, 2015 at 15:46 UTC
On article Primer: Why would I buy a mirrorless camera? (560 comments in total)
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Lee Jay: Size - disadvantage. Smaller is worse, not better, as it makes them harder to hold and harder to use due to less room for a grip and less room for controls.

Autofocus - disadvantage. As your own article showed:

http://www.dpreview.com/articles/5684109129/lucky-number-7-shooting-pro-sports-with-the-sony-a7r-ii

even the A7R II is basically a single AF point relatively poor AF camera in challenging conditions.

Video - tie. I can and do use an eye-level viewfinder on my SLR for video, and I get to use Canon's very smooth dual-pixel phase-detection AF as well as the smooth and quiet STM lenses.

System - disadvantage. Way fewer modern options in all respects.

My hands aren't getting smaller, so neither are my cameras.
As the article I referenced pointed out, the AF in that camera isn't good compared to even modest SLRs.
Lest you forget who made the first 4k SLR? Canon did, and with a great many stabilized lens options.
Might take them, but it won't operate them natively.

Link | Posted on Dec 8, 2015 at 01:15 UTC
On article Primer: Why would I buy a mirrorless camera? (560 comments in total)

Size - disadvantage. Smaller is worse, not better, as it makes them harder to hold and harder to use due to less room for a grip and less room for controls.

Autofocus - disadvantage. As your own article showed:

http://www.dpreview.com/articles/5684109129/lucky-number-7-shooting-pro-sports-with-the-sony-a7r-ii

even the A7R II is basically a single AF point relatively poor AF camera in challenging conditions.

Video - tie. I can and do use an eye-level viewfinder on my SLR for video, and I get to use Canon's very smooth dual-pixel phase-detection AF as well as the smooth and quiet STM lenses.

System - disadvantage. Way fewer modern options in all respects.

Link | Posted on Dec 8, 2015 at 00:57 UTC as 90th comment | 9 replies
On article Google launches Cardboard Camera VR app for Android (20 comments in total)
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Lee Jay: I thought everyone gave up on 3D.

Go try to find a 3D TV for your house.

Link | Posted on Dec 5, 2015 at 14:47 UTC
On article Google launches Cardboard Camera VR app for Android (20 comments in total)

I thought everyone gave up on 3D.

Link | Posted on Dec 5, 2015 at 10:35 UTC as 9th comment | 4 replies
On article PIX 2015: Robert Hurt and the hidden universe (59 comments in total)

Finally, one worth watching and pictures worth looking at!!!

Link | Posted on Nov 29, 2015 at 15:49 UTC as 15th comment

I think all but number 1 would be much better in color.

I don't get the fascination with making the viewer feel color blind.

Link | Posted on Nov 14, 2015 at 17:27 UTC as 44th comment | 1 reply

The assumption being, the purpose of photography is to create art.

I have only recently realized that many, even most photographers think this way.

I've been shooting for over 35 years and I never really thought of photography as a way to create art, at least for me.

I guess I'm now wondering if there aren't two totally different types of photography - artistic and documentary. I've always thought of photography as a way to document events, not as a way to create art. For that reason, very little of what he said made much sense to me.

Link | Posted on Nov 8, 2015 at 17:03 UTC as 5th comment | 6 replies
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Lee Jay: 700 shots on 3 batteries? I shot 2,250 shots at an airshow on one battery.

700/3 = 233 shots per battery. I wasn't dead at 2,250 and some of those were videos, so it looks like the battery life difference is about a factor of 10 between this camera and my 7D Mark II.

I usually carry 3 batteries. No way I'm buying a camera for which I'd need to carry 30!

I was using autofocus and IS the entire time, review was on, and I even shot some videos totaling several minutes on that one single charge.

Link | Posted on Nov 6, 2015 at 00:05 UTC
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shadowfax123: I think people really miss the point of speciality, niche cameras such as the A7RII, D810, and 5DS. Simply, they are designed for fine detail work. Period! I have had people come up to me with a 5DS or a A7RII and show me pictures of wildlife, sports, and events. Great! I'm glad they can get some good shots. At least Canon states the obvious about the 5DS "Perfect for commercial and fine art photography." Sony really doesn't indicate the limitations of the A7RII for sport/event photography.

These are all great cameras, but they are simply not designed as generalist, all-around cameras. Of course, you can use them in that way. However, I'd rather go on vacation with with my D750 than my very limited D800. That is, if I could only take one camera. So many people on the Nikon forums declare the 810 the best Nikon camera. I think it's because it's the only camera they own. Then they go and slap a 24-85 on it. Yikes! LOL.

Essentially the article said this is a 3fps single-AF point camera with no fast way to select your one AF point, a lousy viewfinder with a lot of blackout, terrible battery life, and a poor selection of native lenses. So, what you are essentially getting is a Rebel 300D with a defective mirror return assembly, a battery on its last legs, and a terrific sensor.

Sounds like a fine camera for people who shoot slow moving or stationary subjects from not too far away, and who don't do a lot of shooting. That's not me, to say the least.

Link | Posted on Nov 4, 2015 at 23:47 UTC
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shadowfax123: I think people really miss the point of speciality, niche cameras such as the A7RII, D810, and 5DS. Simply, they are designed for fine detail work. Period! I have had people come up to me with a 5DS or a A7RII and show me pictures of wildlife, sports, and events. Great! I'm glad they can get some good shots. At least Canon states the obvious about the 5DS "Perfect for commercial and fine art photography." Sony really doesn't indicate the limitations of the A7RII for sport/event photography.

These are all great cameras, but they are simply not designed as generalist, all-around cameras. Of course, you can use them in that way. However, I'd rather go on vacation with with my D750 than my very limited D800. That is, if I could only take one camera. So many people on the Nikon forums declare the 810 the best Nikon camera. I think it's because it's the only camera they own. Then they go and slap a 24-85 on it. Yikes! LOL.

Yeah...American football - where you play most of the game with your hands not your feet, and where the ball doesn't roll.

Link | Posted on Nov 4, 2015 at 21:57 UTC
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shadowfax123: I think people really miss the point of speciality, niche cameras such as the A7RII, D810, and 5DS. Simply, they are designed for fine detail work. Period! I have had people come up to me with a 5DS or a A7RII and show me pictures of wildlife, sports, and events. Great! I'm glad they can get some good shots. At least Canon states the obvious about the 5DS "Perfect for commercial and fine art photography." Sony really doesn't indicate the limitations of the A7RII for sport/event photography.

These are all great cameras, but they are simply not designed as generalist, all-around cameras. Of course, you can use them in that way. However, I'd rather go on vacation with with my D750 than my very limited D800. That is, if I could only take one camera. So many people on the Nikon forums declare the 810 the best Nikon camera. I think it's because it's the only camera they own. Then they go and slap a 24-85 on it. Yikes! LOL.

I was talking about American football, as in the article. It's a pretty slow-moving sport overall.

Link | Posted on Nov 4, 2015 at 21:47 UTC
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shadowfax123: I think people really miss the point of speciality, niche cameras such as the A7RII, D810, and 5DS. Simply, they are designed for fine detail work. Period! I have had people come up to me with a 5DS or a A7RII and show me pictures of wildlife, sports, and events. Great! I'm glad they can get some good shots. At least Canon states the obvious about the 5DS "Perfect for commercial and fine art photography." Sony really doesn't indicate the limitations of the A7RII for sport/event photography.

These are all great cameras, but they are simply not designed as generalist, all-around cameras. Of course, you can use them in that way. However, I'd rather go on vacation with with my D750 than my very limited D800. That is, if I could only take one camera. So many people on the Nikon forums declare the 810 the best Nikon camera. I think it's because it's the only camera they own. Then they go and slap a 24-85 on it. Yikes! LOL.

I have shot some football. Relative to most of the things I shoot, it's a slow-moving, predictable sport. Most of the subjects I shoot are much more challenging than that.

Link | Posted on Nov 4, 2015 at 21:43 UTC
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shadowfax123: I think people really miss the point of speciality, niche cameras such as the A7RII, D810, and 5DS. Simply, they are designed for fine detail work. Period! I have had people come up to me with a 5DS or a A7RII and show me pictures of wildlife, sports, and events. Great! I'm glad they can get some good shots. At least Canon states the obvious about the 5DS "Perfect for commercial and fine art photography." Sony really doesn't indicate the limitations of the A7RII for sport/event photography.

These are all great cameras, but they are simply not designed as generalist, all-around cameras. Of course, you can use them in that way. However, I'd rather go on vacation with with my D750 than my very limited D800. That is, if I could only take one camera. So many people on the Nikon forums declare the 810 the best Nikon camera. I think it's because it's the only camera they own. Then they go and slap a 24-85 on it. Yikes! LOL.

I read that comment. That's not even close to the situation I was describing. My most-used lens for the situations I described is the 70-200/2.8L IS II, and none of the situations I described were weddings, events or newborns with the exception of concerts.

Link | Posted on Nov 4, 2015 at 21:12 UTC
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