PIX 2015
grammieb14

grammieb14

Lives in United States Mandeville, LA, United States
Works as a retired
Has a website at a work in progress
Joined on Sep 4, 2007
About me:

At 61 I am still struggling with the switch from 35mm film & learning photoshop &
computers. I am fortunate in bring able to travel several times a year. Whales & other
assorted wildlife in Alaska or Mauii. New York or Vagas etc. I have 15 grandchildren
from
2yrs to 21yrs.& I live in Southern La., 6 blocks from the lake & across from an
exersize
trail ,(the trace}, which leads to a trail with public concerts & a state park with plenty
of wildlife. . As for glass I presently have a sigma 30 1'4, an old
50 1'8, a a 17-55 2.8is, a 24-105L4, a 70-200L4is, an 85 1.8, a
135 2, a 20-35 { old model] but I got it new, a 400 5.6, a 100 macro, a 5D & a 7D.
I have a 530 speed light &
I use a Velborn tri pod & a kirby ball head. I have a couple of 1.4 extenders. One
reporting & one not.
a manfrotto monopod
& am making a sometimes vain attempt at using a mac book pro & CS4 for my Photos.
I forgot , I have a speed light 580 Ex. For printing I have the HP 9180. It allows the
creativity to come out by allowing me to use different media for printing & the use of
pigment colors which I love.

Some time in the
future I would like . a fast wide prime for ff & a 200 2.8. I would like to improve
my skills . I am
presently
being overwelled with people asking for copies of my pict. I started a flicker account
which is under grammieb2008 if anyone is interested. I am not good technically &
arrive by most photographic technique by trial & error.

Comments

Total: 18, showing: 1 – 18
On Samsung NX1 Review preview (1252 comments in total)
In reply to:

matander: The NX1 is definitely worth gold! Before and even more after FW 1.30 update.
I used it this weekend with FW1.30 and 18-55 ki tlens at a running event in Gothenburg with very high hit rate. Firmware 1.30 radically improves lowlight AF performance and the new Zone AF with together with Continuous AF or Active AF works great for subject tracking. Connectivity, cropability, ISO performance is icing on the cake. I cannot understand people saying ISO performance of NX1 is bad,especially comparing it to 7D II.
Some lens options are still missing, especially long tele (fixed and zooms) but the lenses that are available is mostly better than the competition.

The video features and performance outshines the competition by a margin, subject tracking is much better than GH4 (dont know if 7d II does focus tracking in video or live view AF).
FW 1.30 boosted the Video capability further vith fullHD 120 fps (4x SloMo) and improved rollingshutter for 4k video.

Is Diamond available?

/Mats

You two can believe whatever floats your boat. I look at the above charts & see the 5D lll with a clean 3500 shot. I shoot venues with this camera all the time & never have a problem. I have had it since it came out & it.is a wonderful all aroun camera. I have a ton o great glass & no complaints. You two do what you do best, bragging about what you own & making obvious & unsuccessful attempts to discredit others while patting yourselves on the back. I am going out to shoot & enjoy my cameras. Bab

Direct link | Posted on Aug 28, 2015 at 15:49 UTC
On Samsung NX1 Review preview (1252 comments in total)
In reply to:

matander: The NX1 is definitely worth gold! Before and even more after FW 1.30 update.
I used it this weekend with FW1.30 and 18-55 ki tlens at a running event in Gothenburg with very high hit rate. Firmware 1.30 radically improves lowlight AF performance and the new Zone AF with together with Continuous AF or Active AF works great for subject tracking. Connectivity, cropability, ISO performance is icing on the cake. I cannot understand people saying ISO performance of NX1 is bad,especially comparing it to 7D II.
Some lens options are still missing, especially long tele (fixed and zooms) but the lenses that are available is mostly better than the competition.

The video features and performance outshines the competition by a margin, subject tracking is much better than GH4 (dont know if 7d II does focus tracking in video or live view AF).
FW 1.30 boosted the Video capability further vith fullHD 120 fps (4x SloMo) and improved rollingshutter for 4k video.

Is Diamond available?

/Mats

The fly in your ointment is that at 3200, the Canon 5d s has less noise & better resolution than the nex. The 810 did too. You haven't proven anything. Side by side the 5Dlll has better iq than this camera. If it looked worse because of higher resolution, the same would hold true for the high resolution 5Ds & thr D810. Bab

Direct link | Posted on Aug 28, 2015 at 06:55 UTC

With most of those who comment on this kind of news, the opinion is if the award or high score goes to the camera they use or favor, the results are perfect. The are scientific & insightful. If they go in favor of a brand they don't favor or use, the organization is old hat & corrupt. I use what I like & if I don't like it, I save up for something else. I care about my images & learning more & more until I am gone. I don't care what others use & if they are happy with what they have, good for them. There are many brands & types of photography. There are good cameras out their that will work for most of these people. Different ones work for different people. Find the one you like & quit wasting your time complaining about the ones you don't like. Bab

Direct link | Posted on Aug 28, 2015 at 00:40 UTC as 4th comment

Good for Canon. DR is not even close to being the most important image quality in a camera. I don't shoot images in the dark & I try to properly expose my images. I have lifted shadows in PP & never had problems. I do some landscapes, but do much more action, portrait, event shots. I take indoor shots of fast moving kids & don't use flash. I have no problems with my IQ. Bab

Direct link | Posted on Aug 28, 2015 at 00:20 UTC as 5th comment
On Samsung NX1 Review preview (1252 comments in total)
In reply to:

matander: The NX1 is definitely worth gold! Before and even more after FW 1.30 update.
I used it this weekend with FW1.30 and 18-55 ki tlens at a running event in Gothenburg with very high hit rate. Firmware 1.30 radically improves lowlight AF performance and the new Zone AF with together with Continuous AF or Active AF works great for subject tracking. Connectivity, cropability, ISO performance is icing on the cake. I cannot understand people saying ISO performance of NX1 is bad,especially comparing it to 7D II.
Some lens options are still missing, especially long tele (fixed and zooms) but the lenses that are available is mostly better than the competition.

The video features and performance outshines the competition by a margin, subject tracking is much better than GH4 (dont know if 7d II does focus tracking in video or live view AF).
FW 1.30 boosted the Video capability further vith fullHD 120 fps (4x SloMo) and improved rollingshutter for 4k video.

Is Diamond available?

/Mats

I get your point. I am just more interested in what images I get & love from my camera than charts, bragging rights & pixel peeking. What you want me to do has no bearing on my images & the way I use them. I take sports shots, action shots of grandkids, dancing violin recitals, awards programs at their schools. Portraits, parties & events. Wildlife, bif etc. I post some, print some & enjoy the process & results. I don't enjoy resizing & comparing photos to pixel peep or comparing DXO scores. To each his own. Bab

Direct link | Posted on Aug 27, 2015 at 22:19 UTC
On Samsung NX1 Review preview (1252 comments in total)
In reply to:

matander: The NX1 is definitely worth gold! Before and even more after FW 1.30 update.
I used it this weekend with FW1.30 and 18-55 ki tlens at a running event in Gothenburg with very high hit rate. Firmware 1.30 radically improves lowlight AF performance and the new Zone AF with together with Continuous AF or Active AF works great for subject tracking. Connectivity, cropability, ISO performance is icing on the cake. I cannot understand people saying ISO performance of NX1 is bad,especially comparing it to 7D II.
Some lens options are still missing, especially long tele (fixed and zooms) but the lenses that are available is mostly better than the competition.

The video features and performance outshines the competition by a margin, subject tracking is much better than GH4 (dont know if 7d II does focus tracking in video or live view AF).
FW 1.30 boosted the Video capability further vith fullHD 120 fps (4x SloMo) and improved rollingshutter for 4k video.

Is Diamond available?

/Mats

I have tried the 6D against the 5Dlll & their is basically no difference in image quality between the two. There is however a large difference in af ability & that is the deal breaker for me. To each his own. Bab

Direct link | Posted on Aug 27, 2015 at 19:15 UTC
On Samsung NX1 Review preview (1252 comments in total)
In reply to:

matander: The NX1 is definitely worth gold! Before and even more after FW 1.30 update.
I used it this weekend with FW1.30 and 18-55 ki tlens at a running event in Gothenburg with very high hit rate. Firmware 1.30 radically improves lowlight AF performance and the new Zone AF with together with Continuous AF or Active AF works great for subject tracking. Connectivity, cropability, ISO performance is icing on the cake. I cannot understand people saying ISO performance of NX1 is bad,especially comparing it to 7D II.
Some lens options are still missing, especially long tele (fixed and zooms) but the lenses that are available is mostly better than the competition.

The video features and performance outshines the competition by a margin, subject tracking is much better than GH4 (dont know if 7d II does focus tracking in video or live view AF).
FW 1.30 boosted the Video capability further vith fullHD 120 fps (4x SloMo) and improved rollingshutter for 4k video.

Is Diamond available?

/Mats

You shoot with all these cameras & extract raw photos from them? The majority of those who knock 5D lll are those who don't own one. Most of those who own one appreciate what the camera can do. If I wasn't happy with the equipment I have, I would buy something else. Besides the only statement that I made originally is that the 5D lll is better at 3200 which it obviously is. Knocking the 5D lll seems to be a hobby here. I have no intention of getting into a tiresome DR is everything debate. There is nothing wrong with the 5D lll at high ISO speeds. I shoot events indoors all the time with mine & never use flash & have great results. That is all I need. If you need something different go for it. Bab

Direct link | Posted on Aug 25, 2015 at 22:40 UTC
On Samsung NX1 Review preview (1252 comments in total)
In reply to:

matander: The NX1 is definitely worth gold! Before and even more after FW 1.30 update.
I used it this weekend with FW1.30 and 18-55 ki tlens at a running event in Gothenburg with very high hit rate. Firmware 1.30 radically improves lowlight AF performance and the new Zone AF with together with Continuous AF or Active AF works great for subject tracking. Connectivity, cropability, ISO performance is icing on the cake. I cannot understand people saying ISO performance of NX1 is bad,especially comparing it to 7D II.
Some lens options are still missing, especially long tele (fixed and zooms) but the lenses that are available is mostly better than the competition.

The video features and performance outshines the competition by a margin, subject tracking is much better than GH4 (dont know if 7d II does focus tracking in video or live view AF).
FW 1.30 boosted the Video capability further vith fullHD 120 fps (4x SloMo) and improved rollingshutter for 4k video.

Is Diamond available?

/Mats

I just looked again at studio test shots at 3200. The 6D & 5Dlll are identical & they are very close to the D750. I am looking at face shots. You are looking at what may I ask? Bab

Direct link | Posted on Aug 25, 2015 at 20:36 UTC
On Samsung NX1 Review preview (1252 comments in total)
In reply to:

matander: The NX1 is definitely worth gold! Before and even more after FW 1.30 update.
I used it this weekend with FW1.30 and 18-55 ki tlens at a running event in Gothenburg with very high hit rate. Firmware 1.30 radically improves lowlight AF performance and the new Zone AF with together with Continuous AF or Active AF works great for subject tracking. Connectivity, cropability, ISO performance is icing on the cake. I cannot understand people saying ISO performance of NX1 is bad,especially comparing it to 7D II.
Some lens options are still missing, especially long tele (fixed and zooms) but the lenses that are available is mostly better than the competition.

The video features and performance outshines the competition by a margin, subject tracking is much better than GH4 (dont know if 7d II does focus tracking in video or live view AF).
FW 1.30 boosted the Video capability further vith fullHD 120 fps (4x SloMo) and improved rollingshutter for 4k video.

Is Diamond available?

/Mats

I am judging by the examples above. I put in both cameras at 3200 & 5Dlll looks much better. I don't see where 6D or D750 look better. I am looking at the examples above, not at a chart of what is supposed to be better. Bab

Direct link | Posted on Aug 25, 2015 at 20:29 UTC
On Hands-on with Canon's 'not-coming-to-USA' EOS M3 article (574 comments in total)

I have a sl-1 for light travel when I don't bring my 5Dlll or 7Dll. Does anyone know how the M3 compares to the sl-1. They both use Canon lenses & are small & portable. I would love to find someone who has used both to see what their opinion comparing the two cameras. Bab

Direct link | Posted on Aug 19, 2015 at 18:10 UTC as 17th comment
On Samsung NX1 Review preview (1252 comments in total)
In reply to:

matander: The NX1 is definitely worth gold! Before and even more after FW 1.30 update.
I used it this weekend with FW1.30 and 18-55 ki tlens at a running event in Gothenburg with very high hit rate. Firmware 1.30 radically improves lowlight AF performance and the new Zone AF with together with Continuous AF or Active AF works great for subject tracking. Connectivity, cropability, ISO performance is icing on the cake. I cannot understand people saying ISO performance of NX1 is bad,especially comparing it to 7D II.
Some lens options are still missing, especially long tele (fixed and zooms) but the lenses that are available is mostly better than the competition.

The video features and performance outshines the competition by a margin, subject tracking is much better than GH4 (dont know if 7d II does focus tracking in video or live view AF).
FW 1.30 boosted the Video capability further vith fullHD 120 fps (4x SloMo) and improved rollingshutter for 4k video.

Is Diamond available?

/Mats

At ISO 3200 IQ doesn't come close to FF. it has a lot going for it , but IQ at high ISO isn't nearly as good as FF. I compared ISO 3200 to 5D lll. No contest.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 10, 2015 at 04:11 UTC
On #1 in France: Hands-on with DxO ONE article (237 comments in total)

The claim is DSLR image quality. If this is true, it would top other compact choices. Bab

Direct link | Posted on Aug 6, 2015 at 21:17 UTC as 8th comment | 1 reply
On #1 in France: Hands-on with DxO ONE article (237 comments in total)

I prefer to reserve judgement until I see what kind of image quality this camera can bring. I use a Canon 100D when I want to go light. If this little camera could bring similar image quality with my iPhone, I would have to consider using it. I compare compact cameras image quality here & I haven't seen one that does as well or better without a large investment in new lenses. The idea of something so small taking really nice images with my iPhone peaks my interest. Bab

Direct link | Posted on Aug 6, 2015 at 21:10 UTC as 9th comment
On Canon EOS 7D Mark II Review preview (1303 comments in total)

I have a question for the Dpreview review staff. Why did the 70D get a gold award for a percentage rate 1pt lower than the 7D with a silver award. This is kind of confusing.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 12, 2014 at 20:48 UTC as 183rd comment | 3 replies
On Video: Capturing nature with the Canon EOS 7D Mark II article (200 comments in total)
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mpgxsvcd: Everyone thinks that youtube is always the culprit for compression. In this case it wasn't. This video wasn't rendered to a high enough bit rate or resolution. That was probably because it was so long and would have taken forever to upload.

To still shooters the compression probably was just something they tend to accept. For someone who knows that Youtube doesn't have to have compression artifacts it was very distracting.

Scaling this video to 1440p or 4K would cause YouTube to allocate a much higher bit rate to the video. 4K is actually easier to compress than 1080p @ 60 FPS would be. Therefore, up-scaling this video probably would have produced a much cleaner result.

This was a great video. Watching a professional work is a great learning experience. The segment was entertaining as well as informative. After seeing these wonderful features & results, I don't understand the negative responses. I encourage Dpreview to do more segments such as this. Bab

Direct link | Posted on Nov 12, 2014 at 15:55 UTC
On Canon EOS 7D Mark II First Impressions Review preview (2696 comments in total)

Looks like a perfect addition to my 5Dlll. I sold my original 7D last year & I have been waiting for this announcement. Bab

Direct link | Posted on Sep 15, 2014 at 16:46 UTC as 500th comment
On Canon EOS 100D/Rebel SL1 Review preview (72 comments in total)

I just bought one because I want something a lot smaller than my 5Dlll to take to theme parks with my grandchildren or anytime I want less weight. I wanted a DSLR, since that is what I am used to. It certainly isn't a 5Dlll, but it is a very capable little camera. It is so light & small that it will be no problem when I want to travel light.

Direct link | Posted on May 23, 2014 at 04:04 UTC as 14th comment
On Canon EF 24-70mm f/4L IS USM Preview preview (129 comments in total)

I want a 24-70 f/2.8 is that is as good as 70-200 f/2.8 is. If anybody makes one, I will pay whatever I have to. Until then I will make do with primes in this range. At least they are extra fast to make up for everything else. Bab

Direct link | Posted on Nov 24, 2012 at 04:49 UTC as 17th comment
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