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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Try raw and 3200.
All look good, the Nikon perhaps a bit better.
Ignore JPG images as different manufacturers apply differing degrees of sharpness and noise reduction making a comparison difficult..

Direct link | Posted on Dec 1, 2014 at 19:41 UTC as 22nd comment
On Behind the Shot: Clouds over Skagsanden article (116 comments in total)

Preferred the image before it was cropped. I don't think there was "way too much foreground" in the pre cropped image. The final image has dramatic light but is not quite compelling as a composition, in my opinion.

Thanks for posting your image and your thoughts, though.

maljo

Direct link | Posted on Nov 22, 2014 at 13:08 UTC as 46th comment | 6 replies
On Canon EOS 7D Mark II: A professional's opinion article (509 comments in total)
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Retzius: She writes like a 14 year old.

I'm sure she will hate that.

Her writing is fine. Nothing wrong with "puke". The focus of the discussion is way off track.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 22, 2014 at 19:03 UTC
On Canon EOS 7D Mark II: A professional's opinion article (509 comments in total)

Great review - refreshing to have an honest, balanced review.
I like the camera.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 22, 2014 at 18:01 UTC as 147th comment

Two different card types is perfect because not matter what type you have, you're in business.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 22, 2014 at 22:59 UTC as 97th comment | 2 replies
On Canon EOS 7D Mark II First Impressions Review preview (2702 comments in total)

Great AF and 10 fps - what more could a birder/sports photographer want?
Nikon has nothing like this.
Distinguishes the DSLRs from the mirrorless.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 15, 2014 at 12:47 UTC as 603rd comment | 4 replies

I have 10 terabytes of images; not ready to move them to the Cloud.
I like the concept, though.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 22, 2014 at 22:01 UTC as 22nd comment | 3 replies
On Nikon D810: A sport photographer's impressions article (250 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 (149 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 (149 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 59th comment | 5 replies
On Nikon D810: A sport photographer's impressions article (250 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 (17 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 9th comment | 4 replies
On What is equivalence and why should I care? article (2071 comments in total)

A nice summary, thanks DPR.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 7, 2014 at 17:29 UTC as 325th 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 (425 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 119th comment | 1 reply
On Nikon D810 Preview preview (1575 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 (1575 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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