maljo@inreach.com

maljo@inreach.com

Lives in United States Northern, United States
Joined on May 10, 2003
About me:

Nikon D800,D800E,D3X,D7000
Canon 1DM3, Olympus EM5,EM1
Lots and lots of lenses

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On Nikon D810: A sport photographer's impressions article (226 comments in total)
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Poweruser: I guess this camera is fine and all. But it´s still a brick and a technological dead-end. I know my little mirrorless is "worse" on paper. But so much more fun to have it with me all day.

Couple the D810 with a decent Nikon zoom and what you get is almost grotesque in size and weight.

"Tech dead end"?
We could say that about anything, including the solar system.
This camera is state of the art.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 14, 2014 at 13:51 UTC
On Accessory Review: Drobo Mini RAID article (146 comments in total)
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Tactical Falcon: I agree, I am torn by the idea of anything proprietary. Support in the long run is important. Many external USB drives is cheap. Backup to the cloud etc. I love to use multi factor backup as opposed to a RAID only solution. Frankly I don't think anyone using any RAID should just depend on that alone. More backups, more safety.

If they go out of business and your unit fails there is a problem.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 14, 2014 at 13:42 UTC
On Accessory Review: Drobo Mini RAID article (146 comments in total)

I'm also from the school that multiple USB external backup drives is preferable to a RAID. The proprietary data storage of a RAID is concerning. What if the company goes out of business?

Direct link | Posted on Aug 14, 2014 at 11:09 UTC as 58th comment | 5 replies
On Nikon D810: A sport photographer's impressions article (226 comments in total)
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michael2011: "And yes, the D810 is waterproof."

I seriously doubt it. Is this Nikon's claim or just the author's opinion?

Thanks for posting your experience and comments; always helpful to see how others are doing it and a pleasure to see good sports photos.
I still have trouble with the idea of the 80-400 zoom. It's two stops too slow. Even if noise is not an issue, high ISO robs dynamic range. Bike races for me are the territory of the 300 f2.8 and 70-200/2.8.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 14, 2014 at 00:54 UTC
On Dronestagram contest winners announced article (120 comments in total)

Annoy

Direct link | Posted on Jul 18, 2014 at 21:22 UTC as 28th comment
On Dronestagram contest winners announced article (120 comments in total)

A new technology to any people and animals.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 18, 2014 at 21:22 UTC as 29th comment
On SmugMug Films: Surf photography in the Arctic article (16 comments in total)

Beautiful imagery, but he is not very close to the surfers.
We see more dramatic images from Hawaii.
How about a 600f4 or a winterized jet ski?

Direct link | Posted on Jul 15, 2014 at 19:08 UTC as 8th comment | 4 replies
On What is equivalence and why should I care? article (1998 comments in total)

A nice summary, thanks DPR.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 7, 2014 at 17:29 UTC as 295th comment

64 vs 100 is just not much different.
It could be a polished 800E or it could be a new and untested 810.
I did not find this editorial very helpful, but I do think Nikon makes good cameras and I hope they do so for a many years to come.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 27, 2014 at 20:55 UTC as 87th comment
On Apple to cease development of Aperture article (424 comments in total)

Sorry to see it. 600,000 images in Aperture.
It's a good reminder we can't really count on anything and should keep our options open.
If you need me I'll be busy moving images to Lightroom.
A subscription is better than no software.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 27, 2014 at 19:03 UTC as 118th comment | 1 reply
On Nikon D810 Preview preview (1484 comments in total)
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Mr Physics: Dang. I've been a 12MP guy for quite a while now. It is my fundamental belief that if you can't say it with 12MP then you have a speech impediment. But this light writing machine has me drooling for a number of reasons: they've expanded the range of available (useable?) ISO by 2 stops over the D800 and 4 stops over the D700. If that translates to something noticeable in DR @ base ISO, then that is very big. They have that highlight preserving metering option which is potentially big (for me). I've blown too many highlights from white water fowl to not want this. And what if I'm wrong about 12MP being sufficient to completely record the light from a capture? This machine has me interested in moving beyond the D700 for the first time. Hmmm. I think Nikon hit it out of the ballpark on this one (maybe).

Mr Physics: this is a reasonable upgrade for you.
For those of us with D800Es it 's not so clear.
By the way, I agree that 12 mp really makes a pretty terrific image.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 27, 2014 at 12:30 UTC
On Olympus debuts 'Anywhere Classroom' video series article (43 comments in total)

Interesting Mr Dickman does not use a tripod.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 26, 2014 at 23:56 UTC as 15th comment | 1 reply
On Nikon D810 Preview preview (1484 comments in total)
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utphoto: Amazing. The number of dismissive comments about 4K, especially the five to ten years before it will be here scenarios. First, it won't be even five years before it has a 30-50% penetration in to homes in the US. Within two years it will be the standard for virtually all sets 40" in size or larger except for entry level models. And these are not my guesstimates but from professional industry organizations.

The most important reason for 4K is that 1080 derived from a 4K master, even disregarding the cropping options, looks far better than 1080 shot natively. Serious video shooters are already shooting in 4K for archival purposes. As for 8K, don't hold your breath. 4K is the sweet spot for the consumer. 8K will be used primarily for commercial cinema production and presentation.

I'll buy 4K when there are a lot of 4K movies and TV shows available.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 26, 2014 at 12:26 UTC
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maljo@inreach.com: So much more detail in the Canon image; Canon is the winner here at high ISO.

I'm really surprised at how much better an image the 5DIII is making at high ISO. The Sony has no detail in the highlights, is a bit overexposed perhaps, but what a difference. Neither Sony is appealing on an image quality basis to me.
I mostly shoot with D800/D800E.
That vocal cadre who claim more pixels is always better may be right.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 22, 2014 at 13:21 UTC
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eyeswideshut: I take away two impressions from this comparison:
- The Canon beats both cameras (just look at those arches in the back - or are they Klingon Birds of Prey?)
- Stay away from high ISO if at all possible. Tripod anyone?

I agree with you completely. Surprised how good the 5DfIII is compared with the Sony.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 22, 2014 at 13:15 UTC
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Joachim Gerstl: No thank you for posting these. Now I know it makes no sense to produce low resolution sensors like 12MP on full frame anymore.

That's what I see, also.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 22, 2014 at 13:14 UTC

So much more detail in the Canon image; Canon is the winner here at high ISO.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 22, 2014 at 11:09 UTC as 151st comment | 5 replies

I started throwing up after 20 seconds...

Direct link | Posted on May 24, 2014 at 12:29 UTC as 57th comment
On Samsung NX30 Review preview (418 comments in total)

Average in most ways, but it gets a silver award.
Everybody medals these days which means medaling means nothing.

Direct link | Posted on May 22, 2014 at 01:18 UTC as 54th comment | 4 replies
On National Park Service bans drones in Yosemite article (170 comments in total)

No problem with banning drones from national parks!
Thanks Yosemite.

Direct link | Posted on May 6, 2014 at 13:23 UTC as 53rd comment
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