mike kobal

mike kobal

Lives in United States nyc, NY, United States
Works as a photographer
Has a website at http://mikekobal.com
Joined on Dec 22, 2002
About me:

no slower then 1/30 no faster then 1/8000

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On Accessory Review: LaCie Rugged Thunderbolt article (39 comments in total)
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Paul Guba: I never owned a ruggedized drive. Problem I have with most company drives Lacie, WD etc is the drive inside the case is usually a very mediocre drive that you pay top dollar for. I found it better to buy quality cases and pick high quality drives to put in them.

such a logical statement, you must be a pc guy, apple people don't really know exactly whats inside ;)

Direct link | Posted on Oct 17, 2014 at 13:50 UTC
On 'See Impossible': Canon counts down to... something. article (1659 comments in total)

finally, a logical progression, Canon will be announcing the PRO selfie extension stick for the 7Dmk2 ;)

Direct link | Posted on Oct 6, 2014 at 19:52 UTC as 656th comment | 1 reply
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Dr_Jon: You could already shoot 16:9 video with still-friendly parameters, load it straight into Photoshop and pick stills to save. The added aspect ratios are interesting though, plus the loop option.

No mention of auto-ISO in M though :-(

you can already use auto-iso in manual mode (stills)
I use it all the time, however, the +- correction will not work

Direct link | Posted on Sep 15, 2014 at 14:08 UTC
On Zeiss introduces 'no distortion' Otus 1.4/85mm article (338 comments in total)
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mike kobal: those Otus lenses would make so much more sense on mirrorless cameras with high def EVF, manual focusing one of these properly through the OVF - even on the best DSLR's - is going to be quite frustrating
not a problem for the lucky ones who actually can afford to buy one of these, they can surely afford to hire the best focus puller in the world ;) and a second shooter using an af lens as back up, just in case :)))

sorry. got carried away. of course you are right! esp those beautifully engraved numbers in neon yellow-green, so handsome.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 9, 2014 at 02:10 UTC
On Zeiss introduces 'no distortion' Otus 1.4/85mm article (338 comments in total)

those Otus lenses would make so much more sense on mirrorless cameras with high def EVF, manual focusing one of these properly through the OVF - even on the best DSLR's - is going to be quite frustrating
not a problem for the lucky ones who actually can afford to buy one of these, they can surely afford to hire the best focus puller in the world ;) and a second shooter using an af lens as back up, just in case :)))

Direct link | Posted on Sep 9, 2014 at 00:51 UTC as 111th comment | 7 replies

You can't draw conclusions about sharpness from this comparison. Both cameras are tack sharp, at least the ones I have and the GH4 is every bit as sharp as the Sony A7s. Keep in mind the A7s doesn't come out of the coma until it hits ISO 3200. 3200 and up is where it starts to shine, I love the noise pattern at higher ISO's, those huge photo sites produce a very film like look. Even models have commented on the noise pattern and called it film like.
The real and very visible difference in challenging shooting situations is dynamic range and color depth, something the GH4 isn't great at and even at lower ISO's the A7s looks better and produces more manipulable raw files.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 7, 2014 at 20:25 UTC as 102nd comment
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mike kobal: Since I am using the A7s and GH4 professionally, I find it very difficult to compare these two cams. Obviously, the FF sensor is vastly superior for stills, in video mode, the A7s kills the GH4 in HD mode (and most of the competition) the GH4 has the edge when one needs lots of depth of field in good light and internal 4k recording. keeping both.

I haven't looked at the samples, I find it too difficult to draw conclusions from general images. However, I have been shooting with both since they became available. I find the low light performance and dynamic range of the A7s sensor spectacular. I don't pixel peep much these days :) The GH4 produces respectable results up to ISO 1600 and I would not hesitate to use it professionally on journalistic assignments. I think this is where the GH4 shines, it would be my 1st choice for another trip to Africa. The A7s, A7, A7r for controlled shooting environments on location and in the studio.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 4, 2014 at 17:51 UTC

Since I am using the A7s and GH4 professionally, I find it very difficult to compare these two cams. Obviously, the FF sensor is vastly superior for stills, in video mode, the A7s kills the GH4 in HD mode (and most of the competition) the GH4 has the edge when one needs lots of depth of field in good light and internal 4k recording. keeping both.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 4, 2014 at 16:15 UTC as 181st comment | 2 replies
On Leica T (Typ 701) First Impressions Review preview (2291 comments in total)

Apple will sue.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 24, 2014 at 13:10 UTC as 679th comment | 1 reply
On Hands on with the Pentax 645Z article (660 comments in total)
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mike kobal: Sorry, but a sensor size of 44x33mm cannot be called medium format by traditional definition.
This is a APMFS-C sized sensor (Advanced Photo Medium Format System type-C)

@ogl
WRONG is right when you only read half of the first sentence. Learn to read.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 15, 2014 at 14:23 UTC
On Hands on with the Pentax 645Z article (660 comments in total)

Sorry, but a sensor size of 44x33mm cannot be called medium format by traditional definition.
This is a APMFS-C sized sensor (Advanced Photo Medium Format System type-C)

Direct link | Posted on Apr 15, 2014 at 13:49 UTC as 149th comment | 13 replies

sample footage?

Direct link | Posted on Apr 7, 2014 at 19:58 UTC as 19th comment | 6 replies

I want one, will keep the other two.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 7, 2014 at 00:12 UTC as 85th comment
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Horshack: S-Log2 support indicates this is targeted at high-end video production. I'm guessing the price will land at $3,299.

that was also my guess, around 3K

Direct link | Posted on Apr 6, 2014 at 22:20 UTC
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discbrake: I'm sold. Will get one on the first day it's available. Thank you, Sony.

+1. I am already shooting 99% with the A7/r, just had an 8 page fashion editorial published and getting a low light monster for photo/video will round out the package :) adios DSLR's

and all this will fit in one carry on bag

Direct link | Posted on Apr 6, 2014 at 22:15 UTC
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Jay: over hdmi? does that mean it won't record 4k to an SD card?

it won't -I watched the live stream, only external /:
hopefully this means a reasonable price

Direct link | Posted on Apr 6, 2014 at 22:05 UTC

now THIS is exciting :)

Direct link | Posted on Apr 6, 2014 at 22:04 UTC as 118th comment
On Nikon 1 V3: a quick summary article (596 comments in total)

sorry Nikon, this should have been the V2

Direct link | Posted on Mar 14, 2014 at 00:49 UTC as 80th comment

the addition of the 50mm equiv officially elevates the X100s into professional hss territory. Bravo Fuji.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 14, 2014 at 18:13 UTC as 33rd comment
On Sony Alpha 7R Review preview (813 comments in total)

told you so. Silver for the A7, Gold for the R :)

Direct link | Posted on Feb 13, 2014 at 20:45 UTC as 216th comment | 1 reply
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