mgblack74

mgblack74

Lives in Canada Burlington, Ontario, Canada
Has a website at www.mikeblackphotoworks.com
Joined on Oct 31, 2007

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On Opinion: Why the Canon XC10 is a big deal article (810 comments in total)
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Lab D: DPR, honestly, for " people and organizations that have regular need to produce multimedia content, often quickly and with a minimum of gear. Think of a reporter who must rush to the scene of a news story and take still photos for a story on a web site, capture video interviews with eyewitnesses, and live tweet images — all while on the move and on a deadline."

What does the Canon offer to those individuals that is a 'must have' and that the AX100 or FZ1000 (with a variable ND filter) are lacking...and that is worth the extra $1500 in the case of the FZ1000?
I mean 3 FZ1000s all with more useful lenses sounds like a better deal to me.

Further, aren't organizations getting rid of people like this?

Direct link | Posted on Apr 9, 2015 at 12:54 UTC
On B-grip launches Uno holster for compact system cameras article (108 comments in total)
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dcolak: My gun goes there, not camera.

Then this may not be applicable to gun toting 'Muricans.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 22, 2015 at 14:28 UTC
On Adorama launches Flashpoint Ring Li-On 400ws ringflash article (56 comments in total)

This looks awesome.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 14, 2015 at 12:06 UTC as 12th comment
On Adorama launches Flashpoint Ring Li-On 400ws ringflash article (56 comments in total)
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Nigel Wilkins: Who's the actual manufacturer of these? Godox?

The blue LCD sure makes it look like Godox eh?

Direct link | Posted on Mar 14, 2015 at 12:05 UTC
On Adorama launches Flashpoint Ring Li-On 400ws ringflash article (56 comments in total)
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Robert Soderlund: Oww, this hobby can be expensive, for that price one can pick up one or two very capable DSLR's used, and that 500 is just for a flash. Getting a macro lens with that and its a grand or so.

OEM flash units are $500+ too. This does something those can't, and a second body is still useless for providing the ring light abilities.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 14, 2015 at 12:04 UTC
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zakaria: 36 mp with 8.3 frame/second is hard .file is huge!

And yet people dying for 4K video..... 8mp at 24 fps. Talk about huge files!

Direct link | Posted on Mar 13, 2015 at 16:48 UTC
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Vladik: Gosh, Pentax used to make good looking cameras. What happened to them. These things are so ugly!

@leandros.... cameras, to many, are an emotional investment as much as a finanical one, just like cars. Companies spend billions of dollars on industrial design to appeal to current trends. Would you buy your current brand if it was still that square look and see through plastic of the 80's? First and foremost, image quality and other measureable attributes are paramount, but curb appeal can seal the deal.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 10, 2015 at 00:54 UTC
On Lowepro launches Echelon luxury bag line article (62 comments in total)

It's for Hassleblad Luna and Stellar users. ;-) Looks like an ode to Think Tank too.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 3, 2015 at 02:27 UTC as 29th comment
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groucher: Shouldn't that say "lack of sharpness at F1.4 across the frame and lack of sharpness across the entire aperture range.

Think I'll stick with my 20 year old Nikkor 24mm f2.8. It doesn't manage f1.4 but it was cheaper (paid about £20), lighter, sharper and has less CA than the Sigma from f2.8 onwards.

Ok.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 13, 2015 at 10:57 UTC
On Sigma goes wide with 24mm F1.4 DG HSM Art lens article (184 comments in total)
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G1Houston: Why isn't anyone making a 16/2 or 16/2.8 lens specifically designed for the APS-C cameras?

@g1houston....many 18mm lenses, yes. But nothing faster than f/2.8 or even f/2

Direct link | Posted on Feb 11, 2015 at 18:07 UTC
On Sigma goes wide with 24mm F1.4 DG HSM Art lens article (184 comments in total)
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G1Houston: Why isn't anyone making a 16/2 or 16/2.8 lens specifically designed for the APS-C cameras?

Sigma has the 18-35 f/1.8 for APS-C. How's that selling? If I were shooting APS-C, I'd get it in a heart beat.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 10, 2015 at 18:10 UTC
On Canon EOS 5DS / SR First Impressions Review preview (2995 comments in total)
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Roland Schulz: Ok, 1st I´m a Nikon D4 shooter and many will cry "low res" camera now.
I also tried a D800 those days but went for the D4. I´m doing weddings and other stuff and for the very most of at least my work 16MP is plenty enough!

What I like very much with this "low noise" camera is the capability to push the curves in PP hard with much headroom, without getting noise problems. No other camera can do this like a D4/s these days. Even the A7s loses some of the D4/s´s color, punch and "look".

50MP is fine for people who need it - but who does really?! Are you really cropping so hard or printing A0+?
Most of my client´s are watching the pics on an iPad or on TV these days.
What about the lenses, especially the corners? What about AF?! If Sony would bring a A7RII with good live view AF I would say "ok", but with all these submirror PD AF systems we are lost. You may get a sharp shoot, but that´s hardly reproduceable.

For me already 36MP was a bit over - just my 2 cents...

I agree for the most part. But having used 16mp along side 36 there is a palpable difference in IQ in most situations (at wedding receptions the D4/s excels of course). Personally, why I like more pixels is simplified by this: I would rather have 34 shades of grey (haha) inbetween pure white and pure black (B&W = 2 more blocks) than 14. As someone who defended my D700's 12mp vs Canon's 21, I've become a pixel lover but not for sole reason of more pixels in and of itself. It's the many more shads of grey.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 6, 2015 at 12:45 UTC
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lacikuss: It looks interesting and shows creativity, something canikon forgot to have long time ago.

40mp in 1 second. Nikon can't do 40. But they can do 36mp. All the way up to 1/8000 of a second. 1 second exposures limits a lot of what you can do. Clouds, leaves, grass, water, people, tungsten lights (flicker) all move enough in 1 second to make those 40mp useless. If it took a rapid series of images and then took a second to combine them in camera, that's different.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 5, 2015 at 15:36 UTC
On Hands-on with Nikon's new D5500 article (288 comments in total)
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nerd2: $900 entry DSLR with single control dial? WTF?
Nikon put two dials in D70, their cheapest model back then and now they are putting one for $900 body?

D1 was their first DSLR. Then D100. Then D70. Flagship/Pro, then prosumer. Then consumer.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 8, 2015 at 06:27 UTC
On Hands-on with Nikon's new D5500 article (288 comments in total)
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Nindy5: I really don't understand why nikon hasnt released a video focused Dslr, canon want to protect their cinema line and so won't budge on giving consumer level anything except moosh. But nikon have no such cinema line to protect, it couldn't be more obvious the opportunity in front of them, they have better quality video on their consumer Dslrs but it's so poorly implemented. This d5500 release is another nail in their coffin.

The video in the D800 is, by most accounts, excellent. The last 2 seasons of Dexter, for example, were filmed with it. It was also the first DSLR form factor to be able to record uncompressed video to an external device. Other than Canon's video dedicated C series, Nikon's offerings stand up well to Canon's video DSLRs.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 7, 2015 at 13:23 UTC
On Hands-on with Nikon's new D5500 article (288 comments in total)
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nerd2: $900 entry DSLR with single control dial? WTF?
Nikon put two dials in D70, their cheapest model back then and now they are putting one for $900 body?

D50 was the cheapest model in its day.
D70->80->90->7000->7100
D50->D40->D60-D3000->D3100--->D3500
D5000 was a new line. It begat the D5100->D5500

Direct link | Posted on Jan 7, 2015 at 13:15 UTC
On Nikon D5500 adds touchscreen and flat picture profile article (210 comments in total)
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John Pennington: It has a smaller viewfinder than the D3300. That's ridiculous.

Thanks for the typo correction. I know what the D3300 is. 4k is not going to hit this price point for years. Right now the only 4k options hover around $2000. One needs and external recorder and the other is u4/3 based. Compared to the D3300 and the D7100, the features of the D52/53/5500 leans towards video. At any rate, this and the other cameras mentioned are not my cup of tea.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 7, 2015 at 07:13 UTC
On Nikon D5500 adds touchscreen and flat picture profile article (210 comments in total)
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Homam: Now Nikon knows what to do in D5700... add GPS and lose Wifi... :-)

I usually know where I take my photos, but being able to upload them quickly, in the field, is a nice feature.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 7, 2015 at 07:04 UTC
On Nikon D5500 adds touchscreen and flat picture profile article (210 comments in total)
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Thoughts: I would not recommend any one to buy a DSLR cameras that has no in-body autofocus motor.

The market for this camera probably doesn't have AF-D lenses anyway. Poor argument my friend.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 6, 2015 at 13:18 UTC
On Nikon D5500 adds touchscreen and flat picture profile article (210 comments in total)
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John Pennington: It has a smaller viewfinder than the D3300. That's ridiculous.

Well, the D3300 doesn't have swivel out touch screen nor heavily weighted to video. Maybe the D3300 is rediculous.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 6, 2015 at 13:16 UTC
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