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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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 (2342 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 (2342 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 186th comment | 2 replies
On Canon EOS 5DS / SR First Impressions Review preview (2342 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 (2342 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

A sony by any other name is just as sweet. I guess the question is, will they use the a7 or the a7r sensor?

Direct link | Posted on Feb 5, 2015 at 16:33 UTC as 45th comment | 5 replies
On Manfrotto launches Off Road camera gear article (55 comments in total)
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Papi61: $200??? (Judging by gear inside, it's a smallish one.) You're obviously paying the name, as usual. You can find a similar one for half or less.

Paying for the manfrotto name? Very pithy - well played.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 20, 2015 at 00:53 UTC

28 and not 24? The 35 looks interesting.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 10, 2015 at 23:16 UTC as 41st comment | 1 reply

I've had trouble using these on rocky hillsides - I'm happy they're now all terrain.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 8, 2015 at 17:51 UTC as 5th comment
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goblover: Anyone who actually hold a pentax and compared it with other brand can clarify this?: Pentax only issues APS-C bodies (apart from MF), so they shouldn't have the confusion with FF bodies, so in theory, their lenses should be better than other brands APS-C lenses since their design are focused on APS-C bodies and sensor right?

This makes sense. An aps lens has to be more carefully engineered to get the resolution of a FF lens on a far smaller sensor. Whether pentax does this I don't know - but they have a history of fine lenses and tech (first multicoating and the takumars).

Direct link | Posted on Jan 6, 2015 at 17:11 UTC
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davidkachel: "products for the world’s most demanding fine art photographers"
REALLY?!!!
Anyone know any fine art photographers who can afford forty grand for a one-lens entry level model? I mean, real fine art photographers, not the ones playing "The Emperor's New Clothes" with the rich and gullible.
Commercial photographers, some of them, might be able to afford this, not fine art photographers.

There are some very successful artists out there - they can certainly afford this camera.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 15, 2014 at 01:41 UTC
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neo_nights: Was I the only one who read "A-mount" instead of "A-series" and, therefore, thought that would be a Sony camera?

They do use sony sensors.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 15, 2014 at 01:39 UTC
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mike earussi: My question is why bother with a mirrorless MF system in the first place? MF systems aren't small or compact anyway so how does the absence of a mirror help?

Lens adaptability, the ability to use wide angle lenses without fouling a mirror, the ability to use existing large format lenses - just off the top of my head.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 15, 2014 at 01:38 UTC
On Delkin introduces new 'Black' range of rugged SD cards article (54 comments in total)
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Bruce McL: Making the card black was a good start, but they didn't put an "X" in the name. No 'X" means there must be something wrong with the cards!

"Xtreme" would have been even better. :-)

Adding HD and PRO also helps. Putting the number 5000 assures top notch performance.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 23, 2014 at 15:28 UTC
On Delkin introduces new 'Black' range of rugged SD cards article (54 comments in total)
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erotavlas: just use film.....problem solved.

I can't fit it in the card slot.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 23, 2014 at 15:26 UTC
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Hugo808: I seem to remember that polarisers look dreadful on wide angle lenses because the polarisation occurs in weird looking bands across the sky.

Supply and demand I suppose....

yup

Direct link | Posted on Oct 18, 2014 at 07:27 UTC
On Ricoh announces WG-30W and WG-30 rugged compacts article (77 comments in total)

talk about pride of ownership - or not...

Direct link | Posted on Oct 9, 2014 at 00:03 UTC as 22nd comment
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