PIX 2015
probert500

probert500

Lives in United States boston, MA, United States
Works as a photographer
Has a website at www.peterharrisphoto.com
Joined on Feb 13, 2009

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Curious they made it for the sony dslr and not the mirrorless. Easier I guess.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 2, 2015 at 15:16 UTC as 46th comment | 10 replies
On BSI Boss? Sony Alpha 7R II added to studio scene article (439 comments in total)
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Ednaz: It's impressive, but I compared with Nikon D800E and D810, at ISO 1600, 3200, and 6400, all raw, and there's a little back and forth on which system does better depending on what parts of the test image you look at, but in general the Nikon gear doesn't lose anything on resolution, and is cleaner.

Lens systems have a lot of gravity... if I've got 10 top end Nikkor lenses that cover the types of things I shoot a lot of, there's a lot of pull to stay with that system. Switching systems and replicating the kit would be a huge economic hit. A system would have to hugely outperform, not just at the margins.

Sony's doing impressive things, but they're competing against 50 years of lenses: f1.2 lenses, f1.4 at every major prime focal length, 2.8 zoom kits, a set of super-telephotos. I acquired my lens kit over 15 years. It'll take a rocket ship to break free of that gravity, and sustained lack of innovation from Nikon.

Still, nice work, Sony. You're in the game of leapfrog now.

It really just takes a $15.00 adapter to break the gravity.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 2, 2015 at 00:44 UTC
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Just a Photographer: I keep it to an Arca Swiss quick release plate.
Which is universal, small and FLAT.

Also with an Arca Swiss plate your camera won't fall over or rests on the lens when you put the camera down. This Edelkrone thing is imho a bad design.

I'm sure there are - I haven't seen them. It's not the standard that it is in the photo still world. Not a big deal.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 30, 2015 at 00:28 UTC
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fenceSitter: I find it alienating that it seems difficult to find out who these edelkrone guys are, and where they reside. The "About Us" section of their web site leaves no clue to their geographical origins at all, the word "edelkrone" is (pseudo-)german, but German they're definitely not.

Their domain name edelkrone.com is registered via an anonymizer (Registrant: Whoisguard Inc. in Panama). I don't know any law-abiding and respectable company who would do that.

Seriously? This is the most wacked statement I have read in a non political forum ever. Ever.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 28, 2015 at 14:08 UTC
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Just a Photographer: I keep it to an Arca Swiss quick release plate.
Which is universal, small and FLAT.

Also with an Arca Swiss plate your camera won't fall over or rests on the lens when you put the camera down. This Edelkrone thing is imho a bad design.

For still work, yes, the arca, but video gear is not compatible, and I think this is more video oriented.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 28, 2015 at 14:07 UTC
On Sony Alpha 7R II: Real-world ISO invariance study article (369 comments in total)
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probert500: I shoot the a7r and used to shoot the canon 5d2. I had more high contrast edge artifacts on the canon. Don't know what this means but lossless compression isn't the silver bullet.

The IQ from the sony is leaps and bounds beyond the canon - magnificant. It looks like this sensor is even better.

still - yeah - you should have the choice.

My point is the artifacts are not specifically due to the lossy compression. My other point is that these are fantastic cameras with incredible IQ at a price only dreamed about when the first 5d came out.

Everything is great and no one is happy - or something like that.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 24, 2015 at 22:55 UTC
On Sony Alpha 7R II: Real-world ISO invariance study article (369 comments in total)

I shoot the a7r and used to shoot the canon 5d2. I had more high contrast edge artifacts on the canon. Don't know what this means but lossless compression isn't the silver bullet.

The IQ from the sony is leaps and bounds beyond the canon - magnificant. It looks like this sensor is even better.

still - yeah - you should have the choice.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 24, 2015 at 17:18 UTC as 81st comment | 2 replies
On Alpha dog: Hands-on with Sony a7R II article (1091 comments in total)
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DavidNJ100: Still has the weak compressed RAW format.

When I shoot installations I'm not adding any lighting. When I say better than the 5d I mean fundamentally better: color separation, dynamic range, etc etc - and of course that incredible sharpness and resolution. It is a superb camera.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 28, 2015 at 05:12 UTC
On Alpha dog: Hands-on with Sony a7R II article (1091 comments in total)
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DavidNJ100: Still has the weak compressed RAW format.

I'm not sure your snark deserves a reply - I smell a paper jockey and it don't smell good.

I shoot work that requires precision and good color separation. The a7r is leaps and bounds ahead of the canon 5d mk2 I used prior.

My work is used in art catalogs, books and is currently being used at the Venice Biennially. I have absolute confidence in all aspects of the a7r sensor IQ.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 24, 2015 at 01:43 UTC
On Opinion: Did Sony just do the impossible? article (1085 comments in total)
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probert500: To say the a7r is "plagued" with shutter shock is untrue.

Because it's not plagued. I've gotten the highest res photos I've ever gotten, and in critical situations.

Perhaps under certain situations there's an issue - plagued implies a widespread pandemic. This is untrue and misleading.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 23, 2015 at 19:23 UTC
On Opinion: Did Sony just do the impossible? article (1085 comments in total)

To say the a7r is "plagued" with shutter shock is untrue.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 23, 2015 at 16:13 UTC as 89th comment | 13 replies
On Alpha dog: Hands-on with Sony a7R II article (1091 comments in total)
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DavidNJ100: Still has the weak compressed RAW format.

So weak that the a7r has given me the best IQ I've aver had short of MF.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 22, 2015 at 02:40 UTC
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J A C S: "Sony users can rest easy, though, as the company categorizes its imaging division as a 'stable profit generator."

Translated form Japanese: be worried.

Samsung is having a lot of problems. Trust me, no-one wants to be like Kodak.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 20, 2015 at 04:11 UTC
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Debankur Mukherjee: In one word SONY will become history ............very sad............

Which one word should we focus on?

Direct link | Posted on Feb 20, 2015 at 04:09 UTC
On CP+ 2015: Sony shows off new technology article (216 comments in total)
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telefunk: Pffff A6000 fast focus? It can't even get correct focus on a person at a party!

And that's without the camera...

Direct link | Posted on Feb 17, 2015 at 16:33 UTC
On Sigma goes wide with 24mm F1.4 DG HSM Art lens article (184 comments in total)

How about a series of smaller f2.8 lenses. The ART lenses are great but BIG and heavy.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 10, 2015 at 18:25 UTC as 24th comment | 8 replies
On Canon EOS 5DS / SR First Impressions Review preview (3439 comments in total)
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probert500: My guess - a sony sensor. Tests will give insight into the performance the upcoming a9.

Yoda is that you?

Direct link | Posted on Feb 9, 2015 at 08:21 UTC
On Canon EOS 5DS / SR First Impressions Review preview (3439 comments in total)

My guess - a sony sensor. Tests will give insight into the performance the upcoming a9.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 8, 2015 at 17:37 UTC as 461st comment | 2 replies
On Canon EOS 5DS / SR First Impressions Review preview (3439 comments in total)
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Michael S.: What you should make out of this new megapixel war is pretty good summed up in the very last sentence:

"As any Nikon owner who went from a 12MP D700 to a 36MP D800 / D810 knows, the definition of ‘acceptably in focus' or 'acceptably sharp' changes somewhat when you step up to a higher-resolution body and we suspect that shooting the EOS 5DS R especially will require a medium-format approach to get the most out of the theoretical resolution of the sensor."

Want to use the 5Ds/r as you used your 5D mk II or III before - you'll get blurred pictures. That many pixels on the same sensor size means you have to use shorter exposure times. Use a tripod and do landscape - you may get happy.

A FF sensor has about 2.5 times the surface area as an aps and more so compared to canons smaller aps format.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 7, 2015 at 19:03 UTC
On Canon EOS 5DS / SR First Impressions Review preview (3439 comments in total)
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Michael S.: What you should make out of this new megapixel war is pretty good summed up in the very last sentence:

"As any Nikon owner who went from a 12MP D700 to a 36MP D800 / D810 knows, the definition of ‘acceptably in focus' or 'acceptably sharp' changes somewhat when you step up to a higher-resolution body and we suspect that shooting the EOS 5DS R especially will require a medium-format approach to get the most out of the theoretical resolution of the sensor."

Want to use the 5Ds/r as you used your 5D mk II or III before - you'll get blurred pictures. That many pixels on the same sensor size means you have to use shorter exposure times. Use a tripod and do landscape - you may get happy.

It still has less pixel density than a 24mpx aps sensor - and about on par with a 20mpx aps sensor - so the sky isn't falling.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 6, 2015 at 17:46 UTC
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