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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On Alpha dog: Hands-on with Sony a7R II article (957 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 (957 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 (1035 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 (1035 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 85th comment | 13 replies
On Alpha dog: Hands-on with Sony a7R II article (957 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 (3349 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 (3349 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 443rd comment | 2 replies
On Canon EOS 5DS / SR First Impressions Review preview (3349 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 (3349 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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