R Stacy

R Stacy

Lives in United States Cincinnati, OH, United States
Joined on Jun 19, 2002
About me:

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CURRENT

- OM System since 1982 -
... OM-1n (black), Winder2, T-32, Zuiko; 180 2.8, 135 3.5, 100 2.8, 50 1.8, 24 2.8, 35-105 and 50 3.5 macro.

Sony A7, FE Zeiss 24-70

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On Real-world samples: Sony Alpha 7 II in Kauai article (225 comments in total)
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ekaton: The file quality looks ok, but not overly impressive and could be achieved with most of the newer aps-c and FF sensors mated with a decent lens. The same shots with a Foveon or CCD sensor or at least AA filter free Bayer one (A7r) would be something else.

Pixel peeping on your computer with a jpg file, really? Pretty imressive to me for out of camera. Print one of your aps-c 20x30 against one of these.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 19, 2015 at 06:35 UTC
On DSC01118 photo in dpreview review samples's photo gallery (9 comments in total)

Nice.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 19, 2015 at 06:31 UTC as 3rd comment
On DSC01127 photo in dpreview review samples's photo gallery (4 comments in total)

Interesting, but I'm not sure f11 was the right choice here. There is so much background and deep shadow, I dono, I'd like to see this at about f4 or 5.6 focused on the subject.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 19, 2015 at 06:30 UTC as 2nd comment | 1 reply
On DSC01204 photo in dpreview review samples's photo gallery (2 comments in total)

Good one.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 19, 2015 at 06:27 UTC as 2nd comment
On DSC01265 photo in dpreview review samples's photo gallery (1 comment in total)

Good one, looks good from here.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 19, 2015 at 06:25 UTC as 1st comment
On DSC01612 photo in dpreview review samples's photo gallery (1 comment in total)

Impressive.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 19, 2015 at 06:24 UTC as 1st comment
On DSC02097 photo in dpreview review samples's photo gallery (3 comments in total)

Iso 50, yea baby!

Direct link | Posted on Jan 19, 2015 at 06:21 UTC as 2nd comment
On Opinion: The myth of the upgrade path article (1322 comments in total)
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dash2k8: Of course full-frame is the end-point we should all aspire to, otherwise we're not much for aspirations, are we? It's like saying we should only aspire for a cheap sedan because it has a lower maintenance cost than a luxury vehicle. Such a defeatist mentality is selling ourselves short. Had NASA thought this way, we would never have gotten on the moon. The higher we aim, the higher we will go.

Anyone who only ever aspires to an APS-C body is not going to go far in photo (which is fine, since for some ppl, photography is just for fun). However, it's one thing to not be able to afford an FF system, it's another to be complacent and say "this is good ENOUGH." When that word appears, you know corners are cut and goals reduced. We should all aspire to FF bodies and beyond.

To clarify, I have nothing against ppl who shoot for fun. But I do have a problem with the words "good enough."

@captura Composite body (solid, lighter) aside, the a6000 is one of the most ambitious mirrorless cameras on the market.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 16, 2015 at 19:28 UTC
On Opinion: The myth of the upgrade path article (1322 comments in total)
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R Stacy: I'm not sure what to take from this article. Upgrade paths have always been a complex affair and something most of us have struggled with the last decade or so.

I can appreciate the pros and cons mentioned, and most folk will discover the differences and compromises of interest... hopefully before they lay out the big bucks.

Going to FF for the first time is still not exactly cheap, especially so if you don't have compatible lenses. Even with Sony's most excellent mirrorless FE system (and lens adapters) first thing you know you gotta have some of them also most excellent Zeiss lenses... (I know :).

Kind of the opposite for me. I'm suddenly enjoying the potential of this new A7 II (after 5 wks on order). My camera shop lent me an A7 for the interim so I have some hands on comparison experience as well. I've spent a lot of money in the last month or so but I'm jazzed about having my first FF. But, its not a one trick pony, still somewhat bulky for everyday carry.

This is also my first foray into Sony so I never had the NEX system. Now I'm looking pretty hard at the a6000 and if they don't upgrade it in the next couple months I'll probably go for its portability.

It seems the more I look into the more I find to appreciate about Sony's enthusiastically advancing the technology.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 16, 2015 at 18:15 UTC
On Opinion: The myth of the upgrade path article (1322 comments in total)

I'm not sure what to take from this article. Upgrade paths have always been a complex affair and something most of us have struggled with the last decade or so.

I can appreciate the pros and cons mentioned, and most folk will discover the differences and compromises of interest... hopefully before they lay out the big bucks.

Going to FF for the first time is still not exactly cheap, especially so if you don't have compatible lenses. Even with Sony's most excellent mirrorless FE system (and lens adapters) first thing you know you gotta have some of them also most excellent Zeiss lenses... (I know :).

Direct link | Posted on Jan 14, 2015 at 19:42 UTC as 50th comment | 2 replies

Hooyah! Sony is on a roll. Much to be brought yet but they are bringing their A game. Point of fact, how many pro models from N&C include NFC, much less their semi-pro cameras? How about focus peaking? How about 5-axis IBIS in full-frame mirrorless?

Direct link | Posted on Jan 12, 2015 at 05:18 UTC as 16th comment
On Nikon D750 Review preview (1838 comments in total)

" ... downsides are limited buffer capacity, slow live view AF, and poor camera control from a smartphone."

And yet you give it a 90%........... wth ???

No bias here of course.

FWIW I sold my D7000 with a premium Nikon lens because the images frankly sucked along with Nikon's ridiculously complex menu system.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 20, 2014 at 06:40 UTC as 406th comment | 8 replies
On DSC00183 photo in dpreview review samples's photo gallery (7 comments in total)
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R Stacy: Wrong WB. This must have been a quickie in P mode.

Okey dokie then

Direct link | Posted on Dec 8, 2014 at 08:22 UTC
On All-in-one: Ona Capri bag review article (168 comments in total)

Sorry, but I don't want a camera bag that looks like a purse.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 6, 2014 at 20:55 UTC as 38th comment
On ISO-640-DSC00374-ACR photo in dpreview review samples's photo gallery (14 comments in total)

This is more like it, good example.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 5, 2014 at 04:13 UTC as 5th comment
On DSC00183 photo in dpreview review samples's photo gallery (7 comments in total)

Wrong WB. This must have been a quickie in P mode.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 5, 2014 at 04:09 UTC as 2nd comment | 2 replies
On ISO-12800-DSC00458 photo in dpreview review samples's photo gallery (7 comments in total)

Why such extreme ISO's. You guys just point and shooting or what?

Direct link | Posted on Dec 5, 2014 at 04:07 UTC as 3rd comment | 1 reply
On ISO-4000-DSC00413 photo in dpreview review samples's photo gallery (5 comments in total)

Same question.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 5, 2014 at 04:06 UTC as 3rd comment
On Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 75mm F1.8 Preview preview (214 comments in total)
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Skipper494: Why do we have to click three times to get to this stupid review? A 150mm equivalent is NOT a portrait lens anyway, 85 is quite enough, any more and you're stopping down too far to get depth of focus, into the diffraction range.

The links have become confusing as hell, agreed.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 4, 2012 at 22:00 UTC
On Just Posted: Olympus PEN Mini review article (112 comments in total)
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Francis Sawyer: "most compact-camera-user orientated, Micro Four Thirds model yet released"

ORIENTATED? Come on, guys. That's pathetic.

Wait, there's more:

"Olympus has opted for a beginner-orientated design"

Really?

What is this, a spelling bee, a study in nomenclature, semantics? Perhaps grammar 101 will be next. This nonsense is not what anyone is looking for in a review, or even in an opinion of a damn camera.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 29, 2011 at 16:17 UTC
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