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
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On article Unconventional COVR Photo case launches for iPhone SE (49 comments in total)

Catier Bresson today.

Link | Posted on May 5, 2016 at 02:26 UTC as 23rd comment | 2 replies
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SystemAgnostic: If it has stepless aperture/iris control, then it does to the front of my list of cameras to get. However I doubt it.

previous models had "declicked" aperture options....I am sure this will have it too

Link | Posted on Mar 29, 2016 at 16:51 UTC


Link | Posted on Mar 28, 2016 at 11:31 UTC as 78th comment | 1 reply
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mike kobal: A logical design for manufactures with existing lenses. Nikon take a look at this, add fully articulated screen, put a swivel Evf in the right place and I'll be all over it.

Flange distance

Link | Posted on Feb 24, 2016 at 14:27 UTC

A logical design for manufactures with existing lenses. Nikon take a look at this, add fully articulated screen, put a swivel Evf in the right place and I'll be all over it.

Link | Posted on Feb 24, 2016 at 13:51 UTC as 50th comment | 3 replies

Mark II, unleashed.

Link | Posted on Feb 10, 2016 at 17:42 UTC as 46th comment

Crazy (Mark II)

Link | Posted on Feb 10, 2016 at 14:23 UTC as 66th comment


Link | Posted on Feb 10, 2016 at 14:19 UTC as 68th comment

Perhaps I missed it, can anyone elaborate on af speed?

Link | Posted on Feb 4, 2016 at 21:02 UTC as 22nd comment
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66GTO: Very unimpressive photos here are probably doing a poor representation of what this lens might be capable of.

real photographers rejoice, looking at these samples, there is still a place for us on this planet 🙌🙌🙌🙌

Link | Posted on Feb 4, 2016 at 14:14 UTC

Since the 1 system has been briefly mentioned, curious if and when we'll see a v4 or v5

Link | Posted on Jan 6, 2016 at 14:31 UTC as 43rd comment
On article PIX 2015: A conversation with Devin Allen (18 comments in total)

Photo journalism from the heart. Respect, Devin Allen.

Link | Posted on Jan 2, 2016 at 17:01 UTC as 12th comment
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MiraShootsNikon: I bet Reuters is really trying to say, in a "Minnesota-nice" sorta way, that they've been getting a bunch of *TERRIBLY* over-cooked images baked from RAW.

You know: "Hey, why not just keep it to JPEGs and a small adjustment-or-two with the ol' Photoshop levels panel, okey?" is passive-aggressive code for "If we receive ONE more craptastic HDR-wannabe image with ACR-Lightroom Shadows slammed to 100 and Highlights yanked all the way down, our editors will have a collective coronary."

It might have more to do with trying to limit the temptation to alter content rather then excessive curve and level adjustments

Link | Posted on Nov 18, 2015 at 22:28 UTC
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bfrankpoto: I just had my editor at Reuters confirm this. As someone who shoots for Reuters, and every dealing with every single person I've interacted with has been incredibly professional, I fully accept their statement at face value. It will be faster to use JPG, and will make it more difficult to hide over-manipulated images. I've never shot JPG before, so I have some learning' to do.

When I used to shoot for Corbis years ago there was no time to shoot raw and process . We shot jpegs plus raw o just jpegs then uploaded the jpegs as soon as we could, I don't think this idea is totally new, what's new is the rule to outlaw raw

Link | Posted on Nov 18, 2015 at 22:18 UTC

Now the future pro will be much better off with two iPhones, a wide angle attachment and an unlimited data plan

Link | Posted on Nov 18, 2015 at 21:38 UTC as 72nd comment
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Pandimonium: yeah let's peep at pixels. It's not as sharp as the rx100 IV. There i said it. But then more range so no need to crop :p

this studio scene appears to be slightly soft to begin with, it looks softer at any ISO in any field I roll the magnifier over in raw....

Link | Posted on Sep 7, 2015 at 17:48 UTC

Had version 1, sold it, got version 2, faster af, burst rate, 4k and pro looking slomo (up to 240fps) ......this one is a keeper. The main surprise being 4k at higher ISO (up to 1600), a great B cam alongside my A7rII and I almost forgot, we get a leaf shutter for hss with any flash or strobe, no headaches, great for studio shoots.

Link | Posted on Sep 7, 2015 at 17:40 UTC as 19th comment
On article Rode unveils RodeLink wireless audio system (21 comments in total)
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Miki Nemeth: The Rodelink will support "transmitting a 24-bit/44.1k signal". I tried to find similar information about the Sony UWP-D and Sennheiser G3 systems, but I found nothing. Maybe I didn't serch too hard.
I am eyeing on a Sony $100 ECM-AW4 (having an external mic jack, too) Bluetooth microphone set. Why should I pay four times more for the Rodelink?

Because this unit only works in auto gain mode. No manual level control.

Link | Posted on Jan 23, 2015 at 13:31 UTC
On article UPDATED: Real-world samples: Sony Alpha 7 II in Kauai (227 comments in total)

lets pretend for a second these photos are master pieces. Then the comments would probably read
"amazing photographer, he could have shot this with any camera, he waited a week to capture that shot, we want to see real life samples ......"
a knowledgeable photographer or enthusiast should be able to draw a few conclusions from looking at these nice and basic samples :)

Link | Posted on Jan 18, 2015 at 21:57 UTC as 36th comment | 1 reply
On article Accessory Review: LaCie Rugged Thunderbolt (40 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 ;)

Link | Posted on Oct 17, 2014 at 13:50 UTC
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